Russian authorities say a deputy chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis has been detained on suspicion of organizing "mass disorder" in the regional capital, Simferopol, last year.
World-renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in Athens at the age of 68.
Some 20 thousand people gathered in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan -- Makhachkala, for Mevlid -- celebrations of Prophet Muhammad and his heritage.
Russia's Grand Mufti Ravil Gainutdin says freedom of expression must have its limits.
A court in Naberezhnye Chelny in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan has sentenced a local man to one year's imprisonment in a penal colony for fighting with a Chechen-led militant group in Syria.
A prominent Tatar activist who faces trial on hate-crimes charges supporters say are politically motivated has begun a hunger strike.
A Tatar activist says he has been fired from his job after helping organize protests against the jailing of a fellow activist in Russia's Tatarstan region.
Protesters in four regions of Russian that are home to non-Russian ethnic groups have demonstrated to demand the release of a jailed Tatar activist, Rafis Kashapov.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov says his country will never join any "alliance similar to the U.S.S.R."
A mobile phone designed for Muslims has gone on sale in Russia.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has accused Russia of suppressing the culture of its Finno-Ugric minorities by decreasing education in their traditional languages.
The family of prominent Tatar activist Rafis Kashapov says he has been detained by security officials who also raided his home in the city Russian city of Chally.