Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tatar Language: Popular Literature and Newspapers

Tatar-Inform: Information Agency

This trilingual information agency covers political, socio-economic and cultural life of Tatarstan.  Sections: 

Radio Azatliq

Established in 1950, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is active in 21 countries and broadcasts in ~28 languages.  With  "400 full-time journalists, 750 freelancers, and 20 local bureaus," RFE/RL covers geographic locations where "a free press is banned by the government or not fully established."  RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Radio Azatliq "provides listeners and readers with objective news and information not available from Russian media."  Language: this website supports content in English and Tatar. 

Similarly, check out Azatliq Radiosl for more radio and news coverage of Tatarstan.

Tatar Electronic Library

The Tatar Eletronic Library is available in Russian, Tatar, and has an English translation plug in. This site offers a full list of popular Tatar authors, works on history, publicism, psychology, religion, Turkology, fantasy, poetry, humor, children's books, and more. Browsing these works and utilizing the translation plug in could provide great practice for improving Tatar vocabulary and grasping at grammar in use. 

Intertat.ru: Татарстан Республикасы электрон газетасы

According to the editorial staff, Intertat.ru is an "...  official on-line resource which prepares all articles in Tatar language. English version is intended for readers which interest themselves in Tatars and Tatarstan Republic - an autonomy state in Russian Federation."