The world's eyes are on Europe, where more than a dozen countries have been stripped of Russian gas supplies due to a bitter pricing dispute between Moscow and Kyiv.
Activists involved in the Milli Meilis, the self-proclaimed pan-Tatar parliament, say they were threatened by Russia's Federal Security Service officers on January 4.
Prominent Tatar opposition blogger Irek Murtazin has been hospitilized with serious injuries to his head and body after being severely beaten, RFE/RL’s Tatar-Bashkir Service reports.
Sixty years ago, the UN adopted a milestone document that provided impetus to the human rights movement and inspired standard-bearers of peace, equality, and justice. How is it holding up?
A guard in the Bolghar Mosque in Kazan was found shot dead this morning in an apparent robbery attempt.
Prominent Russian pop star Alsu will present her new disc, sung in the Tatar language, in Kazan on December 10, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service reports.
Russia's top Muslim official says that people must show "courage and confidence" while facing the current economic difficulties hitting the country.
RFE/RL Ukrainian Service correspondent Irena Chalupa interviewed British historian Robert Conquest in December 2006. They talked about the "question of genocide," famine denial in the USSR, and who was worse: Stalin or Lenin?
The winner of the Miss Muslim 2008 beauty contest held in the Russian republic of Tatarstan last week says that such contests do not contradict the teachings of Islam.
Thirty-six new HIV patients were registered in Tatarstan this week. It is the most HIV patients ever to be registered in Tatarstan in one week, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir reports.
A Kremlin official has expressed concern that foreign secret services are interfering in Islamic schools in Russia.
A private oil-producing company in Tatarstan has closed due to severe financial problems.