Anti-Tatar sentiment or Tatarophobia (Russian: Татарофобия, romanized: Tatarofobiya) refers to the fear, hatred towards, demonization of, or prejudice against people generally referred to as Tatars, including but not limited to Volga, Siberian, and Crimean Tatars, although negative attitudes against the latter are by far the most severe, largely in part due to the long history of Soviet media only depicting them in a negative way and promoting negative stereotypes to help politically justify their deportation and marginalization.