After a long illness in the occupied Crimea, the famous historian and writer Oleksa Haivoronsky died. He devoted his whole life to the study of the history of the Crimean Tatars, which he knew perfectly. Haivoronsky is considered one of the best experts in the history of the Crimean Khanate and the Golden Horde.

This was reported by the Center for Journalistic Investigations.

Haivoronsky began his professional career at the Bakhchisaray Historical and Cultural Reserve in 1996, immediately after graduating from the Faculty of History of Simferopol State University. Haivoronsky worked in the Bakhchisaray Reserve for 15 years. In 2011, the new director of the institution dismissed him from the post of deputy director for scientific work without explanation. Colleagues called the dismissal political and announced a great loss for the scientific activities of the reserve.

In 2011-2014, Haivoronsky was the author and host of the popular program "Walks with Oleksa Haivoronsky" on the Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR. In the program, he talked about the historical monuments of Crimea.

Since 2014, Haivoronsky has collaborated with the Crimean Tatar studio Qaradeniz production, where he prepared dozens of materials about the history of the Crimean Khanate and the Golden Horde, wrote the script for the first Crimean Tatar feature film-fairy tale "Khydyr-dede", researched the biography of the educator Ismail Gasprinsky for the film "The Translator" (in Crimean Tatar "Terciman", Terdzhiman) and the biography of the scientist Bekir Choban-Zade for the film "The Way of the Dzhigit".

Oleksa Haivoronsky was not only a well-known historian, but also a writer. He mastered the word and left a literary legacy. In 2010, his two-volume book "Lords of Two Continents" was published, which describes the events of the creation and formation of the Crimean Khanate. In 2016, he published the book "The Country of Crimea", which includes 61 essays by the author about buildings on the peninsula during the Crimean Khanate.

Oleksa Haivoronsky did not recognize the Russian annexation of the peninsula and openly spoke out against the occupation of Crimea, criticized the barbaric restoration of the Bakhchisarai Khan's Palace.

For several years, Oleksa struggled with a serious illness.

Recall that on August 24, the famous Ukrainian actor Yuri Potapenko died. The artist passed away at the age of 59.

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