Invitation to a public event: THE FUTURE OF CRIMEA


ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

in a cooperation with Forum 2000 Foundation, within the Forum 2000 Conference “Democracy and the Rule of Law”, 9.-11. 10. 2011

takes a great pleasure in inviting you to a discussion 

THE FUTURE OF CRIMEA
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Crimean Peninsula is one of the most unstable areas in Eastern Europe. Crimean Tatars have tremendous problems even 20 years after they were permitted by late soviet regime to their homeland from the exile in central Asia. Development of their language and culture are not supported by the government of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Crimean Tatars are underrepresented in governmental bodies, police and other institutions.

What development can we expect in Crimea in the nearest future? Is there danger of growth of Islamism among the Crimean Tatars? Do Crimean Tatars think of their independent state?

Speakers include:

MUSTAFA DZHEMILIEV, Chairman, Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Member of Parliament, Ukraine

PETRUSKA SUSTROVA, Journalist and Former Dissident, Czech Republic

Mr Dzhemiliev is currently the most important speaker of Crimean Tatars, broadly respected because he has defended their rights since Soviet times and was impisoned for 15 years in gulag due to those activities.

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Working language: Russian
Time and place of the event:
Wednesday, 12 October 2011, 14:30
Goethe Institut, Masarykovo nábřeží 224/32, 110 00 Prague 1

Participation is possible after registration by Tuesday 11 April 2011 at .