Причерноморье. История, политика, культура выпуск XX (IX) серия б. Новая и новейшая история избранные материалы XIV всероссийской научной конференции «Лазаревские чтения» к 100-летию установления советской власти в России
At the origin of the study of Crimean Tatar folklore (folklore collections of the Alupka palace-museum) / Kachlyavik K. Y., Kirnoze Z. I., Lobkov A. E. // The Black Sea region. History, politics, culture. – No XX(IX). Series B: Modern and Contemporary history. – Sevastopol: Sevastopol Branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2017. – P. 40–47. In the early 1930s the Soviet government undertook a grandiose attempt to subdue folklore in accordance with its own ideological goals. In the Crimea, a group of folklorists assembled by Alupka State-Museum began a scientific study of folklore materials. In the years 1934–1937 more than hundred tales and legends, many stories of Nasreddin Hodja and Achmet Achae, proverbs and sayings, as well as the epic poems “Chora Batir” and “Edige” were recorded. The activities of the group were interrupted during the Great Terror, in 1937 and 1938. Some of the collected materials were published in two volumes, both in Russian: “Tales and Legends of the Crimean Tatars” (1936) and “Anecdotes of Nasreddin Hodja and Achmet Achae” (1937) the first volume also being published in Crimean Tatar “Qrьm tatar masallarь ve legendalarь” (1937). Introductory articles to books were written by Sergey Kotsubinsky, a research scientist at the Aluplka Museum.