Crimean Government Returns Buildings to Jews and Muslims

20.10.2001, 11:38

The Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (southern Ukraine) has responded positively to the requests of Jewish and Muslim communities to return their property.The Council decided to give back a former synagogue on Karaeva Street to the Orthodox Jewish congregation “Yaakov” in the town of Yevpatorii. The former “Orta Dzhami” mosque in Bakhchysarai has also found a new owner. By order of the Council it has been given to the Muslim community “Mustafa Dzhami.” The press service of the Crimean government reported this information on 16 October 2001. Information taken from a Russian-language article at