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The following lists some of the events from the year 2017 in Russia.
- 6 January - Russia begins to withdraw forces from Syria starting with an aircraft carrier group. Meanwhile, a declassified report in the US claims that President Putin ordered a campaign to influence last year's election against Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton.
- 9 January - The death toll of people who died from alcohol poisoning in Irkutsk rises to 76.\
- 20 January - A rally was held against the transfer of Saint Isaac's Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg.
- 8 February – The Russian government gives names to five previously unnamed Kuril islands in Sakhalin Oblast: Derevyanko Island (after Kuzma Derevyanko), Gnechko Island (after Alexey Gnechko), Gromyko Island (after Andrei Gromyko), Farkhutdinov Island (after Igor Farkhutdinov) and Shchetinina Island (after Anna Shchetinina).
- 26 March - Protests against alleged corruption in the federal Russian government took place simultaneously in many cities across the country. They were triggered by the lack of proper response from the Russian authorities to the published investigative film He Is Not Dimon to You, which has garnered more than 20 million views on YouTube.
- 20 April – The Russian government has prohibited Jehovah's Witnesses in all of Russia, going in favor of the Ministry of Justice.
- 30 April – Russian Grand Prix F-1
- 29 May – 15 people die and around 200 are injured following a severe thunderstorm in Moscow and its suburbs.
- 1–3 June – St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
- 10 June – A gunman, 49-year-old Igor Zenkov, kills four people before being shot dead by local police and the National Guard during a special operation in the township of Kratovo, Moscow Oblast.
- 17 June – 2 July – 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
- 22–29 June – Moscow International Film Festival
- 1 September – Russian President Vladimir Putin expelled 755 diplomats response to United States sanctions takes effect.
- 10 September
- 2 October – Iran nuclear deal cover by Russia official, US ambassador to UN warns, Russia is backing shield prevent to pass agreement to United States President, Donald Trump.
- 5 November - 260 anti-government demonstrators are arrested in Moscow.
- 26 November - Polina Bogusevich wins the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song, Wings.
- 15–20 August – MAKS Air Show
- "Syria conflict: Russia 'withdrawing aircraft carrier group'".
- "Intel report says Putin ordered campaign to influence US election".
- "Siberian Death Toll From Alcohol Poisoning Rises To 76".
- "В Петербурге прошел митинг против передачи Исаакиевского собора в пользование РПЦ". ТАСС. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
- "Распоряжение Правительства Российской Федерации от 08.02.2017 № 223-р" (in Russian). Publication.pravo.gov.ru. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
- "Severe thunderstorm kills 15 in Moscow — Investigative Committee". TASS. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
- "XXI St. Petersburg International Economic Forum starts". Report News Agency. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
- "Moscow suburban shooter who gunned down four neutralized by police". TASS. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
- "Russian Investigative Committee says some of Kratovo shooter's weapons come from Chechnya". TASS. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
- FIFA.com (2014-12-19). "Ethics: Executive Committee unanimously supports recommendation to publish report on 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup™ bidding process". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
- "Greetings to 39th Moscow International Film Festival". President of Russia. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
- "Putin expels 755 diplomats in response to US sanctions". Fox News. 2017-07-30. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
- Evansky, Ben (2017-10-01). "Russia giving cover to Iran could doom nuclear deal as Trump considers whether to certify". Fox News. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
- "Russia protests: At least 260 nationalist Putin opponents held".
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