In Stary Krym there is a house museum of the Crimean Tatars. It is the private home of a woman descending from them and she tries to preserve and display their lifestyle. The Crimean Khanate was the State of the Crimean Tatars from 1441-1783, when it was annexed by Russia. The War of 1853 and the laws of 1860-63 and 1874 caused an exodus of Tatars. After World War II they were exported en masse and many died. Currently only 250,000 live there many of whom have returned to their ancient homeland from Asia and Turkey. The house was very large and had photos of clothing, kitchen utensils and work tools.