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WATCH: This activist video shows a Russian police raid on the Simferopol headquarters of SimSitiTrans, a business owned by the father of Crimean Tatar activist Lenur Islyamov. Masked men carrying assault rifles refuse to answer any questions or present any ID.

Video MEPs Condemn Russia's 'Unprecedented' Abuses Against Crimean Tatars

The European Parliament has passed a resolution slamming the "unprecedented levels of human rights abuses" being perpetrated against Crimean Tatars by Russian authorities in the Moscow-annexed Ukrainian region. Since the beginning of the year, Crimean Tatars have endured a wave of searches, interrogations, confiscations, and other harassment. More

Alyaksandr Lukashenka (left) and Rustam Minnikhanov -- challenging Moscow from outside and inside

What Do Tatarstan And Belarus Have In Common?

If you want a good barometer of how strong the Russian regime truly is at home and abroad, pay close attention to what happens with Tatarstan and in Belarus. More

Five Children Die In Russian Blaze

Reports from Russia say a woman and her five children have died in a house fire in the Leningorsk region of Tatarstan. More

"What I've done is bad," said Misbakh Sakhabutdinov at this court hearing. "It is not good. But what is done is done."

Video 'I Killed Him:' Tatarstan Rocked By Bizarre Killing Five Years In The Making

An 85-year-old Tatar man admits to killing a doctor who allegedly insulted him during an examination five years ago. The strange story has the entire Russian region of Tatarstan wondering what could feed a quiet, respected man's quest for vengeance for so long. More

As tensions between Russia and the United States have intensified in recent months, Obama has come under considerable criticism and personal attack in Russia. Some of that criticism has been explicitly racist.

Russian Chain Apologizes For Racist Obama Cutting Board

A chain of stores in Russia's Tatarstan region has apologized after the U.S. Embassy complained about a cutting board that featured a caricature of U.S. President Barack Obama with two chimpanzees. More

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Video MEPs Condemn Russia's 'Unprecedented' Abuses Against Crimean Tatars

The European Parliament has passed a resolution slamming the "unprecedented levels of human rights abuses" being perpetrated against Crimean Tatars by Russian authorities in the Moscow-annexed Ukrainian region. Since the beginning of the year, Crimean Tatars have endured a wave of searches, interrogations, confiscations, and other harassment.
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Five Children Die In Russian Blaze

Reports from Russia say a woman and her five children have died in a house fire in the Leningorsk region of Tatarstan.
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Video 'I Killed Him:' Tatarstan Rocked By Bizarre Killing Five Years In The Making

An 85-year-old Tatar man admits to killing a doctor who allegedly insulted him during an examination five years ago. The strange story has the entire Russian region of Tatarstan wondering what could feed a quiet, respected man's quest for vengeance for so long.
More

Russian Chain Apologizes For Racist Obama Cutting Board

A chain of stores in Russia's Tatarstan region has apologized after the U.S. Embassy complained about a cutting board that featured a caricature of U.S. President Barack Obama with two chimpanzees.
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Police Detain Activists, RFE/RL Correspondent In Russia's Tatarstan

Police in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan have detained activists of the Tatar Public Center (TIU) and an RFE/RL correspondent.
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