Christians in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan have celebrated Orthodox Christmas in a church once used to execute prisoners during the Soviet era.
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.