« 2023. # 2 (170)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2023. № 2 (170), 343—352

UDK [39(=512.145):314.724(477.75:477.44)]:303

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2023.02.343



  • Ph.D student, The Ethnology Institute
  • National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
  • Department of Social Anthropology,
  • 15, Svobody Avenue, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine,
  • Contacts: е-mail: maria.kuriacha@gmail.com

Abstract. This article is based on the results of the interviews of the project «Crimean Tatars: when we return», which took place among Crimean Tatars displaced to the village of Nova Hreblya, Vinnytsia region. The object of the study is the socio-cultural integration of internally displaced persons as a result of the Russian-Ukrainian war in Vinnytsia. The relevance of the study is determined by the need to study the indigenous people of Crimea in the conditions of the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war. The Crimean Tatar community, which was interviewed, are active participants in the war and organizers and leaders of the volunteer battalion «Crimea», which has now become part of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

The community is also an active participant and organizer of the social and cultural life of Vinnytsia and the region. Using examples and quotes from internally displaced persons, the determinants of the construction and transformation of IDP identities of residents of the East and the South and their integration into a common socio-cultural discourse with the host communities are considered. The research methodology is based on sociocultural approach, which make it possible to study the processes of identification of IDPs in their close relationship with the specific historical conditions of the emergence of a social group, its formation and transformations.

Keywords: Crimean Tatars, internally displaced person, integration, religion, Vinnytsia region.

Received 17.03.2023


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