The Russian authories are making the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha an official day off in Crimea for the first time.
The Crimean office of Russia's Investigative Committee says it has launched an investigation into the apparent kidnapping of two Crimean Tatars.
Veteran Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev says that authorities in Russian-annexed Crimea have transferred his arrested son from the peninsula to Russia's Krasnodar region.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) says the Ukraine crisis is weighing heavily on economies where the bank operates, including Central and Southeastern Europe and the former Soviet republics.
Russian security forces have raided the Crimean Tatar assembly and the home of one of its members.
Some Crimean Tatars spent September 14 cooking meat pies to boycott the first local elections since Russia annexed the peninsula they call home.
Iconic Soviet-era actor Donatas Banionis has died in Vilnius at the age of 90.
A son of the former justice minister of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan has been charged with financial fraud and embezzlement.
Gulnara Khamzina, a restaurant owner in Kazan, the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan, says that Moscow's sanctions on imported Western foods are already affecting her business.
A court in Kazan, the capital of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan, has sentenced five defendants in a high-profile case involving the sinking of an overcrowded tourist boat in 2011.
Russia has barred a leading member of Crimea's Tatar community from entering the peninsula for five years.
A court in Kazan, the capital of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan, has found all five defendants guilty in a high-profile case involving the sinking of an overcrowded tourist boat in 2011.