Russia's Chief Mufti Rawil Gaynetdin (C) greets a delegate as they attend the Kurultai, the assembly of Crimea Tatars, in Bakhchisaray March 29, 2014. The leader of Crimean Tatars proposed on Saturday... more 
Russia's Chief Mufti Rawil Gaynetdin (C) greets a delegate as they attend the Kurultai, the assembly of Crimea Tatars, in Bakhchisaray March 29, 2014. The leader of Crimean Tatars proposed on Saturday that the 300,000-strong indigenous Muslim minority seek autonomy on the Black Sea peninsula annexed from Ukraine by Russia. Crimea's Tatars met in their historic capital Bakhchisaray to decide whether to hold a referendum among their people to determine their future. Such a vote would be a challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin who incorporated the region into Russia after Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to split from Ukraine following the overthrow in February of Ukraine's pro-Russian president. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION) less 
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