The Ukrainian Institute and the EdEra online education studio are launching a free course, "Crimea: History and People". In the course, the past and present of the Crimean peninsula are revealed through the prism of the indigenous people of Ukraine – the Crimean Tatars.

The course tells about the unique culture of the Crimean Tatars and their long struggle for the right to return to their homeland. The authors explain the challenges independent Ukraine has faced due to Russian policy on the peninsula, as well as the circumstances and devastating consequences of the temporary occupation of the peninsula by Russia in 2014. About these and other topics in 12 lectures.

"Understanding the processes that took place and are taking place on the Crimean Peninsula is critically important for foreigners in the context of current events. We are finally writing our own history. Therefore, it was important for us to create the first course in English, which systematizes knowledge about the history of Crimea and the Crimean Tatars, and which was created in cooperation between Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar researchers," – explains Alim Aliyev, deputy general director of the Ukrainian Institute.

The International Renaissance Foundation was pleased to support the creation of this online course, which will allow an international audience to learn more about the history of Crimea and the indigenous people, the Crimean Tatars. It is especially important to keep Crimea in the field of attention now, at the time of the new escalation of Russian aggression,
– says Stanislav Lyachynskyi, director of the "Social Capital" program of the International Renaissance Foundation.

The course is free and available in English language. To pass, you only need to register on the international educational platform Udemy.