2015 in Russia
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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.
- 3 January – An image of a BPM-97 apparently inside Ukraine, in Luhansk, appeared to deliver further evidence of a Russian military presence there.
- 9 January – Russia bans transsexual and transgender individuals from obtaining driving licenses.
- 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:
- 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.
- 11 March – A fire in the shopping center Admiral in Kazan kills 17 people and injures 55.
- 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.
- 9 May - Russia's 2015 Victory Day Parade was held on Red Square in Moscow, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War in 1945. Over 10,000 troops of the Russian Armed Forces and 1,300 troops from 10 foreign countries were also on parade, including contingents from nations in the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as contingents from China, India, Serbia, and Mongolia participated in the parade.
- 2015 World Aquatics Championships will take place from 24 July to 9 August.
- 2015 Bandy World Championship
- 2014–15 Russian Premier League
- 2014–15 Russian Bandy Super League
International sports competition
- Russia will participate in many international athletic competitions: 2015 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, 2015 IIHF World Championship, 2015 European Figure Skating Championships, 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 1, and 2015 Rugby World Cup.
- 1 January – Boris Morukov, 64, physician and cosmonaut, STS-106 mission specialist.
- 3 January – Olga Knyazeva, 60, fencer, Olympic champion (1976).
- 4 January – Gasan Magomedov, 20, footballer (Anzhi-2).
- 10 January – Denis Tsygurov, 43, ice hockey player (Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings).
- 12 January – Elena Obraztsova, 75, mezzo-soprano.
- 15 January – Rimma Markova, 89, actress.
- 17 January – Origa, 44, singer (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex).
- 23 January – Alexander Lastin, 38, chess grandmaster.
- 1 February – Viktor Shekhovtsev, 74, footballer.
- 9 February
- 15 February – Mikhail Koulakov, 82, abstract painter.
- 16 February – Alexander Melentyev, 60, sport shooter, Olympic champion (1980).
- 21 February – Aleksei Gubarev, 83, cosmonaut.
- 23 February – Maria Golovnina, 34, journalist, Reuters bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- 27 February – Boris Nemtsov, 55, politician, First Deputy Prime Minister (1997–1998), Deputy Prime Minister (1998).
- "Chechen authorities announce murder of local underground leader". Caucasian Knot. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
- "New batch of military vehicles to Lugansk". Retrieved 4 January 2015.
- "Russia says drivers must not have 'sex disorders'". 8 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- "Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead".
- "Russian authorities arrest 4 in killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov".
- "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.
- Concept of development of TV and radio broadcasting in Russian Federation in 2008-2015 (Концепция развития телерадиовещания в Российской Федерации на 2008 — 2015 годы)
- "FINA World Championships". Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
- GS-brevet: Äntligen VM! Archived 1 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine
- "What Is A Fencer Su-24? What To Know About The Russian Plane Shot Down By Turkey". International Business Times. 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2018-12-25.
- Welle (www.dw.com), Deutsche. "Turkish F-16 fighter jets shoot down Russian warplane after 'airspace violation' | DW | 24.11.2015". DW.COM. Retrieved 2018-12-25.