From the Afghan boy working hard so his sisters can go to school, to the pensioner who loves the solitude of ice skating on a Siberian lake, here are some of the inspiring people RFE/RL journalists have met over the past year.
In a rare move, the Supreme Court in Russia's Republic of Bashkortostan has cancelled a lower court's decision to fine a prominent local activist Fail Alsynov.
Hundreds of people have held a demonstration in Kazan, the capital of Russia’s Tatarstan region, to protest against what organizers described as the "lawlessness” of the authorities.
On this week's Majlis podcast: China’s campaign against Uyghur nationalism, branded by Beijing as separatism, has abruptly spiked in the last two years and spread beyond just the Uyghurs.
A Tatar activist held a one-man picket in the capital of Russia's republic of Tatarstan to denounce what he called the Chinese authorities’ persecution of the country’s Muslims.
A court in Russia's Republic of Bashkortostan has postponed the trial of a prominent local activist, Fail Alsynov, after a court-appointed Bashkir-Russian interpreter was unable to properly translate the hearing.
A court in Russia's autonomous republic of Bashkortostan has ordered the arrests of three police officers in the regional capital, Ufa, on suspicion of raping a colleague.
Western economic sanctions have made things tough for some Russians, but others see opportunity.
A man in Tatarstan has found happiness in his family and his work as he copes with his disfigurement. (RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service)
Two alleged leaders of the Hizb ut-Tahrir Islamic group have been arrested in Russia's Tatarstan region.
Officials in Russia's mainly Muslim-populated region of Bashkortostan say they are investigating clashes with Chechens and local residents that took place over the weekend.
A Tatar activist says he has been detained for questioning by Russian police as part of an investigation into suspected financial fraud.