Crimean Tatars deported in 1944 could not return to their native Crimea until 1989. Until then, there were various kinds of Soviet bans. Over the next four years, 250,000 people returned to their homeland. Dilshad Rihimov came to Strilkove in Kherson region in the first wave.
But how were the Crimean Tatars welcomed in Ukraine, what problems did they faced and what changed after Russia's annexation of Crimea?
"Home After Deportation" is the latest in Hromadske's English-language series "Beyond East and West" in partnership with LSE Arena, a programme based at the Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics and Political Science.
"Beyond East and West" is a research project exploring Ukrainians’ connection to and understanding of their nation’s history. As part of this project we are producing a series of videos on history and analysing the response of audiences across Ukraine.