Tatarstan's President Rustam Minnikhanov has said Kazan could serve as a bridge or "green area" for Russia in its cooperation with Islamic countries.
Ethnic Tatars and Bashkirs living in the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan are desperate to leave the city, where clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz have left around 190 dead and about 2,000 wounded.
The head of a Czech trade delegation visiting Tatarstan says the Czech Republic is interested in strengthening its ties to the Russian region.
An 80-year-old man in Russia's Volga region has been given a suspended prison sentence for falsely claiming to be a World War II veteran.
Tatarstan lawmakers have proposed formally commemorating on May 16 each year the adoption of Islam in what is now the Russian Federation.
Tatarstan parliament speaker Farit Mukhametshin has proposed that the official adoption of Islam by the precursors of the Tatar people in the 10th century be marked annually.
Muslim women in the Russian republic of Tatarstan are signing up to learn to drive at the first Muslim driving school. Having a female instructor overcomes a major barrier for Muslim women and they like learning a skill that gives them some independence.
A bakery in Tatarstan says it has signed an agreement to pay for the use of a picture of the Kazan Kremlin on its products.
The mother of the last Russian citizen being held at Guantanamo Bay says he does not want to return to Tatarstan because he fears he will be mistreated in Russian custody.
Ukraine's Crimean Tatar minority has marked the 66th anniversary of their deportation.
Imams in Russia will be able to access the country's prison system and work with Muslim prisoners according to a new agreement signed between the federal prison authority (FSIN) and the Russian Council of Muftis.
The first clothing shop geared toward Muslims has opened in the central Russian city of Yekaterinburg.