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The following lists events from the year 2013 in Russia.




  • January 3 - Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, grants Russian citizenship to Gérard Depardieu who has renounced his French citizenship due to high taxes.
  • January 4 - Six Russian tourists are killed and two tourists are seriously injured after a snowmobile towing a sled veers off a ski slope, crashes into a barrier, and flies into a ditch on Italy's Mount Cermis.
  • January 15 - Russia launches three Kosmos series military-purpose satellites using Rokot launch vehicle.
  • January 16 - Russian mafia boss Aslan Usoyan is killed in Moscow.
  • January 17 - Russian dissident Alexandr Dolmatov commits suicide in Rotterdam.
  • January 20 - At least four miners are killed and four others trapped after a fire at a mine in Prokopyevsky District, Kemerovo Oblast.
  • January 22 - The Russian government organizes an evacuation from the Syrian Civil War for some of its citizens by transporting them to Lebanon and then flying them to Russia.
  • January 24 - Russian police announces that 13 rebels, including Khuseyn Gakayev and his brother, are killed in fighting in the Vedensky District, Chechnya.
  • January 24 - The government of Ukraine signs a major $10 billion shale gas deal with Royal Dutch Shell to reduce its dependency on Russian gas imports.
  • January 25 - Scuffles occur on the streets of Moscow as supporters and opponents clash over the Russian parliament's attempts to implement anti-gay legislation. If legalised it would result in fines for those who promote events with a gay theme.
  • January 31 - Volgograd passes a measure to refer to itself by its previous name, Stalingrad, on Victory Day and five key dates relating to the Battle of Stalingrad.


  • February 11 - An underground methane gas explosion killed up to 18 miners at a coal pit in northern Russia.[1]
  • February 15 - A meteor broke up in the vicinity of the city of Chelyabinsk. According to Chelyabinsk's health department, around 1,200 people were injured, two of whom seriously, from the shattering of windows caused by the shockwaves and the debris.[2][3][4]


  • March 28 - A bus crash in northwest Russia killed six people and injured at least 23 others, including orphans returning from a field trip.[5]


  • April 22 - A man went on a shooting rampage outside a firearm shop in Belgorod, killing six people.[6]
  • April 26 - A fire in a psychiatric hospital in the settlement of Ramensky killed 38 people.[7][8]


  • May 1 - Three policemen were killed and two wounded after unknown assailants opened gun fire on their car in Buynaksk.[9]
  • May 8 - A fuel train derailed in Rostov Oblast causing a massive fire with one person missing, 44 injured and 3,000 evacuated.[citation needed]
  • May 20 - At least four people were killed and 46 injured after two bombs exploded in the capital of Dagestan Republic, Makhachkala.[10]



  • July 7 - Up to 80 people have been injured, after a passenger train derailed in the southern region of Krasnodar.[citation needed]
  • July 13 – 18 people were killed and 45 injured after a gravel truck smashed into a bus near Podolsk.[13][14]


  • August 20 - police killed nine suspected militants, including a prominent warlord, in a clash in the restive North Caucasus republic of Dagestan.[15][16]


  • September 10 - An embargo was imposed on imports of Moldovan wine.[17]
  • September 13 – 37 people have died in a fire at a psychiatric hospital in Novgorod Region.[citation needed]



  • November 17 - A passenger plane crashes at an airport in the city of Kazan, killing all 50 people on board.[19]


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See also


  1. ^ "Russia Coal Mine Blast: 18 People Dead In Vorkutinskaya Explosion". The Huffington Post. February 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Meteorite explosion over Chelyabinsk injures hundreds". The Guardian. February 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Meteorite hits central Russia, more than 500 people hurt". Reuters. February 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Meteor strike injures hundreds in central Russia". BBC News. February 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "6 killed, 18 injured in bus crash in northwest Russia; many of the injured were orphans". The Washington Post. March 28, 2013.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Belgorod: Six dead in western Russia shooting". BBC News. April 22, 2013.
  7. ^ "38 people dead in fire at psychiatric hospital in Russia". CNN. April 26, 2013.
  8. ^ "Fire in Russian Psychiatric Hospital That Killed 38 Stirs Anger Over State's Neglect". The New York Times. April 26, 2013.
  9. ^ "Three Policemen Killed, Two Wounded in Russia's Dagestan". RIA Novosti. May 1, 2013.
  10. ^ "4 dead, 44 hurt in Dagestan bombing, security officials say". CNN. May 20, 2013.
  11. ^ "Thousands Evacuated in Central Russia Ammo Depot Explosions". RIA Novosti. June 19, 2013.
  12. ^ "Explosions rock Russian village after fire at military depot". The Guardian. June 19, 2013.
  13. ^ "18 killed, 45 injured in Podolsk road accident". The Voice of Russia. July 14, 2013. Archived from the original on July 23, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
  14. ^ "18 killed after truck smashes into bus in Moscow region". Rappler. July 13, 2013.
  15. ^ "Russian police kill nine suspected militants in North Caucasus". Reuters. August 20, 2013.
  16. ^ "9 suspected militants killed in clash with police in Russia's Dagestan". The Washington Post. August 20, 2013.[dead link]
  17. ^ "Russia freezes Moldovan wine import; Chișinău, EU suspect politics". Itar-Tass. September 11, 2013.
  18. ^ "Russia bus bomb: Volgograd blast kills six". BBC News. October 21, 2013.
  19. ^ "Dozens dead in Russian plane crash". BBC News. November 18, 2013.
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