Sergei Lavrov (file photo) (official site)
6 November 2005 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has arrived in Belgrade, the first stop on an official visit to Serbia and Montenegro.
Moscow's Red Square, where Lenin's mausoleum stands (file photo) (AFP)
6 November 2005 -- About 2,000 people have laid red carnations at the Kremlin tomb of Vladimir Lenin on the eve of a former holiday marking the Bolshevik Revolution.
Ultrarightists march in Moscow on 4 November (AFP)
St. Petersburg, 6 November 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Residents of the Russian city of St. Petersburg held a march today to call for an end to hate crimes.
5 November 2005 -- Colleagues of a respected Islamic scholar in the Caucasus region of Kabardino-Balkariya said today the scholar was missing after being questioned by security forces last night.
5 November 2005 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed the law proving the legal basis for stationing Russian troops in Tajikistan.
Russia celebrated People's Unity Day on 4 November, whose creation was initiated by the Kremlin. Despite the promotion, it seems the average citizen was indifferent to the new holiday.
After ill-equipped teenagers attacked Nalchik's police buildings last month, Kabardino-Balkariya's newly elected leader has vowed to take a different tack against non-official Islam from his predecessor. A special RFE/RL report.
4 November 2005 (RFE/RL) -- A two-day forum of Russia's Muslims opened today in the central Russian city of Nizhnii Novgorod, RFE/RL's Tatar Service reported.
<p>4 November 2005 -- On a new holiday meant to celebrate national unity today, right-wing and nationalist groups organized a march in Moscow to protest illegal immigration.</p>
A recent opinion poll in Nazran, home to one in four people in Ingushetia, reflects a high level of pent-up discontent.
Lidiya Yusupova, a lawyer from the Chechen capital Grozny, is set to receive this year's prestigious Rafto human-rights award.
4 November 2005 -- The Chinese government says it will give medical treatment to some of the children who survived last year's Beslan school massacre.