Ten New York residents, including five former Soviet citizens, have been charged in a $70 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and Medicare at health clinics in New York.
Talghat Bigeldinov, a legendary Soviet pilot in World War II, has died at the age of 92 in Kazakhstan.
A Moscow court has ordered the nationalization of a stake in an oil company owned by a detained tycoon
Six suspected members of a banned Islamic movement have gone on trial in the Russian city of Perm.
Eight alleged leaders of the Islamic sect Hizb ut-Tahrir have been detained in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan.
Media reports in Crimea say the body of one of two missing Crimean Tatars was found in the annexed region's capital, Simferopol, on October 14.
Russian authorities are conducting a census in Crimea.
Graves of Turkish soldiers and officers killed in the Crimean War have been vandalized in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol.
Crimea's parliament has elected Sergei Aksyonov head of the annexed peninsula in a unanimous vote.
A court in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan has sentenced four members of a banned Islamic group to at least a year in prison on charges of recruitment and distributing hate literature.
A well-known Tatar writer, activist and the leader of the self-proclaimed pan-Tatar Milli Mejlis (National Assembly), Fauziya Bayramova (eds: a woman), received a suspended one-year jail sentence.
The Russian authories are making the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha an official day off in Crimea for the first time.