Tatar Activist Trying To Preserve Culture Begins Community Service Sentence

Farit Zakiyev, the head of an organization that promotes Tatar language and culture, was sentenced to community service for taking part in Tatarstan’s annual Commemoration Day. The crackdown…

Farit Zakiyev, the head of an organization that promotes Tatar language and culture, was sentenced to community service for taking part in Tatarstan’s annual Commemoration Day. The crackdown on Zakiyev’s group appears to be part of a larger pressure campaign against ethnic minority activists in Russia.


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