On September 25 the next congress of the Crimean Tatar “Adalet” National Party took place in Simferopol. At this congress the Party Chairman was elected. Marking the activities of the Party’s Chairman A.Samadinova as unsatisfactory, the delegates put forward two nominees for this post - Server Kerimov (a former Party Chairman) and Fevzi Kubedinov. During the secret ballot, Fevzi Kubedinov was selected as Chairman by the majority of votes.
I.Ayder, newspaper "Kirim" (“Crimea”), No 40 (537), October 1, 1999, p. 8.
On September 28 at the Mejlis’s office, Mejlis Chairman Mustafa Dzhemilev met with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Belgium to Ukraine, Pjer Vazen. Nadir Bekirov, Head of the Mejlis’ Department of Political and Legal Issues, also participated in the meeting. The Ambassador was first of all interested with the evaluation of the social-political situation in Crimea and the Crimean Tatars’ problems. It was underlined that despite the difficult economic situation connected to the return and resettlement of the Crimean Tatars, the priorities are the political problems: the problems of receiving Ukrainian citizenship by Crimean Tatars and others. Pjer Vazen emphasized that he has a great deal of understanding for the concerns of the Crimean Tatars, and will work in the direction of obtaining assistance from the State of Belgium for the Crimean Tatar people.
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On September 29 at the Mejlis’s office a meeting with the students of Berlin University led by the professor Arnuf Baring took place. The members of the Mejlis also participated. In the beginning of the conversation the visitors underlined that they have a great admiration for the Crimean Tatar people who have returned to their historical Motherland. M.Dzhemilev briefly acquainted the visitors with Crimean Tatar history, the phases of struggle of the national movement, and the economic and political problems which people face during return and resettlement. Finally, M.Dzhemilev and the members of the Mejlis responded to questions posed by the visitors.
Mejlis’s Information Service newspaper “Golos Kryma”("Voice of Crimea"), No 40 (307), October 1, 1999, p. 1.
On September 30 at the next Mejlis meeting a discussion took place concerning the problems concerning the upcoming sessions of the III Kurultay of the Crimean Tatar People. It was determined that during the first day of the Kurultay organizational questions will be considered, working bodies will be selected, and the statements of the foreign visitors will be heard. During the second day the Mejlis’s Chairman and the Chairman of the Kurultay’s Revision Commission will give reports. After that a question and answer session will follow, as well as discussions of the reports, amendments of the Kurultay’s documents, and other issues. During the last day a report on the forthcoming election of the President of Ukraine, the rotation of Mejlis’s members, and the confirmation of the authority of the Mejlis’s Chairman will be considered.
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October 1 in Simferopol: the second session of the III Kurultay of the Crimean Tatar People began its work.
The newspaper "Kirim" (“Crimea”), No 40 (537), October 1, 1999, p. 8.
The construction of the gas pipeline Dzhankoy-Feodosia-Kerch in the extreme East of Crimea is going along full force. Alongside with pure construction work, the installation of equipment in the gas-spreader station is proceding. Its function is to reduce gas pressure in distributive networks. Hydraulic tests were conducted and the instrumentation has been installed. Simultaneously, in Kerch the preparation of a site for the installation of equipment for the second gas-spreader station has begun. Each day the builders introduce essential corrective amendments in the raising of prime firing objects. The term of the plume kindle of the gas pipeline Dzhankoy-Feodosia-Kerch is close to being final.
Gennadiy Gogolkov, “Krymskaya Gazeta” ("Crimean newspaper"), No 179 (15793), September 30, 1999.
Kindergarten at Home
One fine day in a neighborhood of Simferopol the solemn opening of a Kindergarten named "Arzi" ("Dream") took place. A great deal of the support for this school was rendered by the “Renaissance” International Foundation. “My dream has come true--the dream of parents and children,” said house owner Zore Alimova, a teacher of psychology. “I have developed a strong program for the preparation of children for school. The emphasis is on logical thinking. A child will be trained in reading, literacy, sound analysis, dictation, mathematics, drawing, modeling, and design". The Kindergarten is attended by 30 children, but probably the number will increase to 40. The children that are attending the Kindergarten are not only Crimean Tatars.; there are also Russian families who live in the neighborhood and are ready to give their children into the kind hands of the employees of "Arzi".
Leyla Alyadinova, newspaper “Golos Kryma” ("Voice of Crimea"), No 40 (307), October 1, 1999, p. 1.
At the Second International Festival of academic singing "Ukrainian Belkanto" a young singer from Bakhchisaray, Emine Dzhevdetova, gained a victory. She was awarded second place standing and earned the rank of Laureate. Emine’s teacher Tamara Goncharenko remarked that the schoolgirl has justified her expectations and hopes. Passing through competitions is good stimulus for activity and opens new creative horizons before a perspective singer. The solo program and the International Competition of Young Vocalists are still ahead of Emine. Emine was in excellent form during the entire festival, and managed to conquer her listeners and the members of the jury with her scenic charm, emotional spontaneity, and high level of vocal skill.
-“I am grateful to the creative instructors who have prepared me perfectly for this important competition, which has allowed me to honorably represent Crimea at an international festival,” - said Emine Dzhevdetova.
V.Roshten, newspaper “Krymskie Izvestiya” ("Crimean News"), No 192-193 (1943-1944), October 1-2, 1999, p. 11.