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Keeping Tatar Traditions Alive With A Crimean Wedding

For Crimea's embattled Tatar minority, weddings are an important manifestation of their values and traditions. Moreover, because of both formal and de facto travel restrictions, Crimean Tatar extended families rarely get to see each other, so marriage celebrations are a vital way of staying in touch. Photographer Nazar Volnyl recently attended a traditional wedding between Arsen and Sabina, two Tatars living on the Black Sea peninsula, and took these pictures of their special day for the Crimean Desk of RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service.