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A young Crimean Tatar holds a Crimean Tatar flag during a commemoration ceremony remembering the deportation of Crimea's Tatars 70 years ago. They were deported from the region by the Soviet central authorities in 1944. The deported Crimean Tatars were resettled mainly in Central Asia. Beyond the ex-Soviet borders there are some Crimean Tatars in Romania and Turkey. Russia annexed Crimea in March following a hastily called referendum in which voters overwhelming supported the secession from Ukraine. Many Crimean Tatars opposed the annexation of Crimea and support the central authorities in Kiev.