Monday 19 April 2021
March 14, 2021
Ice For Sale: Siberian Tatars Carry On A Centuries-Old Tradition
In an ethnic Tatar village in Russia's Omsk region, drinking water comes from the ice of a local lake, which is cut in winter, carried, and stored for year-round use. It's a good business for those who do the hard work of collecting the ice.
March 04, 2021
Police Search Home Of Tatar NGO's Leader In Kazan, Summon Him For Questioning
The chairman of the All-Tatar Public Center (TIU) says police and security officers in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan have searched his home and summoned him for questioning in a case concerning the incitement of hatred.
February 24, 2021
Russian Prosecutor Seeks Lengthy Prison Term For Activist Who Mocked Putin
Prosecutors have asked a court in the city of Samara in Russia to sentence civil rights activist Karim Yamadayev from Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan to six years and seven months in prison for mocking President Vladimir Putin and two of his close associates in a YouTube video.
February 14, 2021
In Change Of Tactics, Protesters Use Light To Show Support For Navalny
Following mass rallies that saw thousands of detentions, supporters of jailed Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny have been using light from cell phones, flashlights, and candles as a new form of protest.
February 10, 2021
Outspoken Tatar Activist Fined For Speech She Says Was Translated Improperly
Well-known Tatar writer and activist Fauzia Bairamova has been found guilty of a charge of calling for the violation of the Russian Federation's territorial integrity in a speech that she says was distorted because of translation errors.
February 04, 2021
Russian Tatar NGO Leader On Hunger Strike To Protest 'Absurd' Shutdown Order
The chairman of the All-Tatar Public Center (TIU), Farit Zakiyev, has started a hunger strike to protest a move by prosecutors to label his organization in Russia's Tatarstan region extremist and shut it down.
February 04, 2021
Woman Goes On Trial For Sending Money To Mother Of Jailed Bashkir Activist Dilmukhametov
A woman in Ufa, the capital of Russia's Republic of Bashkortostan, has gone on trial on a charge of financially supporting extremism because she sent money to the mother of Airat Dilmukhametov, a prominent opposition activist who was sentenced to nine years in prison on extremism charges last year.
January 31, 2021
Police In Tatarstan Crack Down On Reporters, Passersby Amid Opposition Protests
Detentions accompanied an anti-government demonstration in Kazan, the capital of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan, on January 31. The police violently pushed reporters away to stop them from filming what was happening around police vans.