“BIRLIK” CRIMEAN TATAR CULTURAL CENTER OPENED NEAR KYIV
The “Birlik” Crimean Tatar cultural center opened in Chaiky village, Kyiv Region. A large Crimean Tatar community, composed of mostly those who moved from the Crimea due to the Russian occupation in 2014, lives there and in the neighboring village of Petropavlivska Borschagivka. The community covers nearly 200 families, who successfully develop the local business and take active part in the social life of the villages. In 2018, the Crimean Tatar community founded the “Birlik” organization and at common efforts, within two years built the cultural center bearing the same name.
The Center is engaged in outreach work on the cultural life of Crimean Tatars, development and popularization of their traditional values, formation of healthy lifestyle. The cultural center will include a mosque, an education center, a library, a children and youth center, and a sports center.
“The Center is already becoming the heart of the social and spiritual life of the community. Language courses, arts classes, sports groups are opened here. Thus, the Center is becoming vibrant and attracts more and more people from various cultures, various peoples,” said Deputy Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Snaver Seitkhalilev at the opening ceremony of the Center (video).
“Birlik” stands for “unity”, it symbolizes unity of various people, nations, and cultures for the sake of improvement of the life of the community and of the Ukrainian society on the whole.