Monday, December 22, 2014


Latest Tatar-Bashkir News

A surprisingly cheerful Raif Mustafin was jailed for three years and 10 months in Kazan for fighting in Syria on December 18.

Three Years, 10 Months For Tatar From Kazan Who Fought In Syria

A court in the Russian city of Kazan has sentenced an ethnic Tatar to three years and 10 months in a general corrective prison colony for fighting in a militant group in Syria. More

Court In Kazan Convicts Residents For Being Islamic Extremists

A court the capital of Russia's Tatarstan region has convicted and sentenced a man from Kazan on charges of fighting alongside Islamic militants in Syria. More

Poet Yevtushenko Hospitalized in Russia After Fall

Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved a rock-star level of fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalized on December 14 after a fall during a visit to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. More

Prosecutors say Raif Mustafin became radicalized after he failed to pass the entrance exams to Al-Azhar in Egypt, he allegedly fell in with a group of men who introduced him to "Salafist concepts."

Ethnic Tatar From Kazan Standing Trial On Charges Of Fighting In Syria

An ethnic Tatar man from Kazan in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan is standing trial on charges of fighting with a militant group in Syria. More

Russia Suspends Rail Service To Ukraine

Russia's state railway company says it will stop almost all service to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan for a year starting December 14, citing a lack of demand. More

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Court In Kazan Convicts Residents For Being Islamic Extremists

A court the capital of Russia's Tatarstan region has convicted and sentenced a man from Kazan on charges of fighting alongside Islamic militants in Syria.
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Poet Yevtushenko Hospitalized in Russia After Fall

Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved a rock-star level of fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalized on December 14 after a fall during a visit to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.
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Russia Suspends Rail Service To Ukraine

Russia's state railway company says it will stop almost all service to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan for a year starting December 14, citing a lack of demand.
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Eight Sentenced To Death In China For Xinjiang Attacks

A court in China's northwestern Xinjiang Province has sentenced eight members of the Uyghur community to death on December 8 for two deadly attacks in the region.
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Former Soviets Charged With Insurance Fraud In New York

Ten New York residents, including five former Soviet citizens, have been charged in a $70 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and Medicare at health clinics in New York.
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