World War II deportations (2) - “СТАЛИНСКИЕ ДЕПОРТАЦИИ” (2)
Let us first examine how the American CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) presents the “Stalin deporations” (Wikipedia/Википедия = CIA):
“During World War II, particularly in 1943–44, the Soviet government conducted a series of deportations. Some 1.9 million people were deported to Siberia and the Central Asian republics. Treasonous collaboration with the invading Germans and anti-Soviet rebellion were the official reasons for these deportations. Out of approximately 183,000 Crimean Tatars, 20,000 or 10% of the entire population served in German battalions...
“Volga Germans and seven (non-Slavic) nationalities of the Crimea and the northern Caucasus were deported: the Crimean Tatars, Kalmyks, Chechens, Ingush, Balkars, Karachays, and Meskhetian Turks. All Crimean Tatars were deported en masse, in a form of collective punishment, on 18 May 1944 as special settlers to Uzbekistan and other distant parts of the Soviet Union... “ (Population transfer in the Soviet Union, Wikipedia)
Note especially: “10% of the entire (Crimean Tatar) population served in German battalions.”
“Депортация народов — одна из форм политических репрессий в СССР. Основными особенностями депортаций как репрессий были их внесудебный характер, контингентность и перемещение больших масс людей в географически отдалённую, непривычную для них и часто рискованную среду обитания.( Collapse )