2015 in Russia

The following lists some of the events from the year 2015 in Russia.




  • 1 January – Musa Zavgaev, known as Emir of the Nadterechny and Naursky Districts of Chechnya, and his accomplice, Bashir Omarov, were killed during a special operation in the outskirts of the village of Mekenskaya, Naursky District of Chechnya. Both of them had directly involved in organizing the 4 December assault on Grozny.[1]
  • 3 January – An image of a BPM-97 apparently inside Ukraine, in Luhansk, appeared to deliver further evidence of a Russian military presence there.[2]
  • 9 January – Russia bans transsexual and transgender individuals from obtaining driving licenses.[3]
  • 12 January – A controversial drama film, Leviathan, directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev wins the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.
  • 13 January
    • The Islamic State releases a video of a young boy gunning down two alleged Russian FSB agents captured by the militants.
    • War in Donbass:
      • A passenger bus has been shelled near Volnovakha south of the city of Donetsk, killing 12 and wounding 18 civilians. The Ukrainian authorities accused Russia and its backed separatists for the incident.
    • Mass protests in Armenia have taken place near the Russian consulate and the Russian 102nd Military Base after a Russian soldier brutally murdered a local family of seven, including a two-year-old and a 6-month-old.
  • 15 January



  • 7 March – Russian authorities arrest two men, Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev, suspects from the rebellious North Caucasus region, according to Russian state media reports, relying on a statement from the Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov. However, Nemtsov's daughter, Zhanna Nemtsova, speaking from Germany, says she has no idea who they are. Many still suspect Russian governmental involvement in his death.[5]
  • 11 March – A fire in the shopping center Admiral in Kazan kills 17 people and injures 55.[6]
  • 15 March – The documentary film Crimea. The Way Home is released on Rossiya 1 and on YouTube.


  • 2 April – The Russian-flagged fishing trawler Dalniy Vostok sinks off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Sea of Okhotsk, killing 56 of its 132 crew. Sixty-three people have been rescued by other fishing vessels, while 12 are still missing.
  • 4 April – Twenty-six workers of the Vostochny Cosmodrome have begun a hunger strike, joining over 100 laborers protesting delayed wage payments since 24 March.









International sports competition


Russian Sukhoi Su-24 shootdown [10][11]




See also


  1. ^ "Chechen authorities announce murder of local underground leader". Caucasian Knot. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  2. ^ "New batch of military vehicles to Lugansk". Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Russia says drivers must not have 'sex disorders'". 8 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead".
  5. ^ "Russian authorities arrest 4 in killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov".
  6. ^ "Firefighters facing the sack in Russia for taking a selfie with burning shopping mall in the background where 17 burned to death". Daily Mail. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  7. ^ Concept of development of TV and radio broadcasting in Russian Federation in 2008-2015 (Концепция развития телерадиовещания в Российской Федерации на 2008 — 2015 годы)
  8. ^ "FINA World Championships". Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  9. ^ GS-brevet: Äntligen VM! Archived 1 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "What Is A Fencer Su-24? What To Know About The Russian Plane Shot Down By Turkey". International Business Times. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  11. ^ Welle (www.dw.com), Deutsche. "Turkish F-16 fighter jets shoot down Russian warplane after 'airspace violation' | DW | 24.11.2015". DW.COM. Retrieved 25 December 2018.

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