Mansur Mirovalev

Mansur Mirovalev

Crimea

Is Russia attempting to erase Crimean Muslim culture?

Crimean Tatars fear the Kremlin, after annexation, is chipping away at identity of the 250,000-strong Muslim ethnicity.

Is Russia attempting to erase Crimean Muslim culture?

Ukraine

How Crimean Tatars defy Moscow's pressure

Crimean Tatar leaders say they fear another pro-Russian crackdown on the persecuted Muslim community.

How Crimean Tatars defy Moscow's pressure

Politics

Aina Gamzatova: The Muslim woman challenging Putin

A 46-year old with no chance of winning the presidency has announced her bid, and she wants to get tough on fighters.

Aina Gamzatova: The Muslim woman challenging Putin

Russia

Central Asian migrants succeed in Russia despite xenophobia

Although they have been labelled a blue-collar workforce, many Central Asians work as engineers, doctors and scholars.

Central Asian migrants succeed in Russia despite xenophobia

Vladimir Putin

Syrian 'victory' kickstarts Putin's election campaign

In the aftermath of the war in Syria and against a weak field, Russian president poised for 2018 re-election.

Syrian 'victory' kickstarts Putin's election campaign

Asia

Sayfullo Saipov: From golden boy to ISIL supporter

As Saipov pleads not guilty to charges over fatal New York truck attack, his hometown questions where he was influenced.

Sayfullo Saipov: From golden boy to ISIL supporter

Russia

How Russia spawned more ISIL fighters than most nations

Civil rights and security concerns rise as fighters return, with experts urging law should be applied consistently.

How Russia spawned more ISIL fighters than most nations

Russia

The rise of Russia's 'violence-prone alt-right'

Emboldened by Putin's increasingly anti-Western and nationalist stance, a new generation of ultra-nationalists emerges.

The rise of Russia's 'violence-prone alt-right'

Politics

Saudi's king in Moscow: An unexpected rapprochement

Old foes Saudi and Russia disagree on Syria, but a historic visit by the Gulf monarch may reset relations.

Saudi's king in Moscow: An unexpected rapprochement

Europe

Russian officer who prevented nuclear disaster in 1983

False alarm of a US nuclear first attack was detected by a Soviet military analyst who helped evade a nuclear war.

Russian officer who prevented nuclear disaster in 1983

Europe

'Political Uber' versus Vladimir Putin's party

Tech-based campaign strategy led to surprising opposition wins in some Moscow districts against Putin stalwarts.

'Political Uber' versus Vladimir Putin's party

Religion

Evictions, trials as Russian Church claims property

With the resurgence of a Kremlin-endorsed monastery, islanders on Valaam have endured trials, evictions and arson.

Evictions, trials as Russian Church claims property