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A republic of the Russian Federation.

1336-1405    Timur (aka Timur Lang or Timur Lenk or Tamerlane because of a lame leg) was a Tartar conqueror of a vast empire from southern Russia to Mongolia and southward to India, Persia, and Mesopotamia. After his death the empire fell apart. Prince Timur is a national hero of Uzbekistan.
    (V.D.-H.K.p.169)(WUD, 1994, p.1451)(WSJ, 7/3/97, p.A4)

1482        Sep 1, Krim-Tataren plundered Kiev.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1552        Aug, Ivan IV of Russia began his conquest of Kazan, Tatarstan, and Astrakhan in the Volga delta. Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, fell to Ivan in September.
    (Econ, 6/2/07, p.56)(www.1000kzn.ru/razdel/en/227/)

1944        May 18, The Soviet Union began the expulsion of more than 200,000 Tartars from Crimea. They were accused of collaborating with the Germans. Stalin deported some 250,000 Tatars from Crimea to Uzbekistan. They did not being to return home until the fall of the USSR.
    (SC, 5/18/02)(SFC, 1/4/99, p.A8,9)

1989        Mintimer Shaimiyev became First Secretary of Tatar Regional CPSU Committee in Kazan, Tatarstan.
    (Econ, 6/2/07, p.56)(www.kcn.ru/tat_en/politics/dfa/presid/car.htm)

1991        Jun 12, Mintimer Shaimiev (b.1937) became president of the Muslim republic of Tatarstan, located within Russia. He continued as president until the expiration of his 4th term in 2010.
    (Econ, 1/30/10, p.62)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mintimer_Shaimiev)

1994        Mintimer Shaimiyev (Shaimiev), the leader of this Muslim republic, negotiated an autonomy accord with Moscow. He runs his domain like a small country with his own prime minister and foreign trade representatives in Washington and Paris.
    (WSJ, 4/12/96, p.A-1) (WSJ, 6/4/96, p.A8)

1996        Apr, Mintimer Shaimiyev, the leader of this Muslim republic, was appointed by Moscow to arrange peace talks with Chechen leader Dudayev.
     (WSJ, 4/12/96, p.A-1)

1996        Jul, In Tatarstan a new law was enacted that will charge $800 for insulting the president. Subsequent offenses could cost $1400. A printed insult could cost $6,000.
    (SFC, 7/5/96, p.A16)

2012        Jul, In Russiaís Republic of Tatarstan assassins shot dead  Islamic leader Valiulla Yakupov and nearly killed the chief mufti, Ildus Faizov, with a car bomb. Over half of the republicís people are Sunni Muslims.
    (Economist, 9/1/12, p.55)

2014        May 7, Poland awarded a prize for championing democracy and human rights to Mustafa Dzhemilev, a leader of the Tatar community in Ukraine's Crimea peninsula who says he was barred from the region after Russia annexed it.
    (Reuters, 5/7/14)

2014        May 20, The UN refugee agency said at least 10,000 people have been driven from their homes since the start of the Ukraine crisis, with Crimean Tatars the hardest-hit.
    (AFP, 5/20/14)

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