Russian police have searched the house of a detained deputy chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis.
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.