It looks like my blog's fifteen minutes of fame in its ten year period of life is over. The number of hits per a day has gone back to normal after a few days of a couple hundred hits every day on my posts dealing with the Crimean Tatars. I knew it was inevitable that my posts would go back down from hundreds of hits to only a dozen or so, but I thought I might have a couple more days of relative fame. Alas the news cycle is so fast that everybody except me and the Crimean Tatars themselves has now forgotten about them. I probably won't have a lot more posts about them between now and May which is the 70th anniversary of the Stalin regime's mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars to Uzbekistan and the Urals. I will definitely post something to commemorate that particular crime against humanity. In the meantime I will probably post more on African themes even though I am fully aware that almost nobody on the Internet has much interest in reading blog posts dealing with the continent.