The president of the Russian republic of Tatarstan has vetoed a Tatar government decree that would limit the number of free rides on public transportation for veterans, pensioners, and others who previously had unlimited trips.
Ravil Mingazov was supposed to be a free man by now. Instead, he remains at Guantanamo Bay, with the dubious distinction of being the last Russian citizen in U.S. custody at the notorious detention center.
At least 1,000 people have rallied in the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan to protest against limits on their public-transport privileges.
A prominent parliament member in Kazan says Tatarstan should take advantage of the current political climate to strengthen the Russian republic's sovereignty.
On that day hundreds of youth activists in Kazan protested alleged irregularities during parliamentary elections held in Russia on December 4. Kazan police later detained around 100 participants of the rallies, mostly students.
Iranian state TV has reported that Russia's Tatneft and the Iranian government have signed a $1 billion preliminary deal to develop the Zagheh oil field.
The world marks the 20th anniversary of the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union after nearly 70 years.
An election observer in the Russian republic of Tatarstan says she witnessed several cases of vote rigging at a local polling station in the State Duma elections on December 4.
he trial of the captain of a cargo boat charged with failing to rescue passengers from a sinking boat has bugun in the Russian republic of Tatarstan.
A leader of the Tatar minority in Ukraine says he does not expect ethnic Tatars to attend a newly opened mosque that is the largest in Kyiv.
A politically active blogger from Tatarstan who is also a member of a Russian opposition party has been barred from taking part in a televised debate on upcoming parliamentary elections.
Jewish leaders in Tatarstan say they will meet with the Russian republic's president, Rustam Minnikhanov, to discuss their community's problems on December 2.