The amount of taxes collected in Tatarstan in January was 79 percent less than a year ago, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service reports.
The long-serving head of Russia's oil-producing Bashkortostan region may leave his post within weeks, a newspaper reported, but his administration has said he had no plans to step down.
A Turkish film festival called "Hello!" has opened in Kazan and will feature several prize-winning movies, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service reports.
Authorities in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan are increasing security measures ahead of this weekend's parliamentary elections -- including locking up the mentally ill.
Residents are connecting the new bread's appearance to the decision by the general-director of a local bread producer to run as a candidate for Tatarstan's parliament.
The top Russian election official has said that elections in Russia are much better organized than the ones held in the United States and Germany, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service reported.
Russian holdings in defense industry companies located in Tatarstan continue to grow as Moscow gained five large companies in an agreement reached this week, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service reports.
The world's first Kurultay (Congress) of the Crimean Tatars is scheduled to take place on May 19-22, despite a boycott by some Crimean Tatar groups.
Dozens of people gathered in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk on the weekend to protest economic measures recently passed by the government in an effort to ease the financial crisis, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service reports.
Tatarstan's Economy Ministry has forecaste an 18 percent GDP decrease in 2009, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service reports.
The chairwoman of the Milli Mejlis, a self-proclaimed pan-Tatar parliament, says she will go on a hunger strike if Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) continues to pressure her.
Tatarstan's deputy mufti says he hopes U.S. relations with the Muslim world will improve under President Barack Obama.