Activists in Tatarstan's second-largest city, Chally, are protesting the closure of four programs in Tatar on a local television channel.
Kyiv city authorities have prohibited mass gatherings and meetings by Crimean Tatar organizations, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.
There have been mixed reactions in the Russian republic of Tatarstan to the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) ruling that Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia did not violate international law.
Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) detained World Bashkir Congress (Kurultay) Deputy Chairman Fanzil Akhmetshin on July 19.
Rustem Khamitov has been sworn in as the new president of Bashkortostan shortly after the Russian republic's parliament unanimously approved him.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has accepted the resignation of the president of the republic of Bashkortostan, Murtaza Rakhimov.
The parliament is officially reconvening to discuss the drought-like conditions in the region, but some observers say the real reason for the meeting is to discuss who will succeed longtime President Murtaza Rakhimov.
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.