Many Tatars believe their culture is endangered, as their language is no longer a compulsory subject alongside Russian in Tatarstan's schools. Moscow did away with the requirement. But many in the autonomous republic want it back.
Latvians are going to the polls in parliamentary elections that could see a strong showing from a Russia-friendly party. In 2018 the country celebrates a hundred years since it first became an independent state.
From the literature of the Middle Ages to the influence of foreign cultures: a journey through German literature and its traces in the world.
Residents of Russia's republics, which have large minority populations, fear their cultures are under attack after an announcement to significantly scale back the teaching of languages other than Russian.
Digitization and high-quality education are top of the agenda at this week's World Congress of German Schools Abroad in Berlin. In addition to experts and politicians, alumni will also be taking part for the first time.
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