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2021 in Russia

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Events in the year 2021 in the Russian Federation.


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President of Russia Vladimir Putin
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Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin


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  • The construction Murmansk Commercial Sea Port is planned to be completed.[1]
  • The launch of mass production of the Russian medium-haul passenger airliner MC-21 is planned.[2]
  • Commissioning of the 2nd power unit at Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant-2 with a VVER-1200 reactor.[3]

January - March

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Protests in Saint Petersburg
Protests in Saint Petersburg
  • 9 January – Norilsk avalanche: three dead, one in serious condition, and six missing in an avalanche in Norilsk which buried houses. An event like this has never happened in Norilsk, despite avalanches being common in the region, this was the first event of such magnitude in terms of fatalities and missing persons.[4]
  • 11 January – In Moscow, four soldiers are killed after a truck crashes into the convoy of buses they are in. 40 other soldiers were reported to be injured.[5]
  • 12 January – 2021 Yekaterinburg fire [ru]: eight people die in an apartment fire in Yekaterinburg. It is reported that the victims succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning, rather than the flames. It is reported that among the eight fatalities, there was a child[6] The cause of the fire is under investigation, and it is thought that the fire was accidental.[7]
  • 23 January – Protests against the arrest of Alexei Navalny begin throughout Russia.[8]
  • 22 February – In ice hockey, New York Rangers winger and Kremlin critic Artemi Panarin takes a personal leave of absence after the Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda publishes a story in which former Kontinental Hockey League coach Andrei Nazarov accuses him of sexually assaulting a 18-year old Latvian woman in Riga.[9]

April - June


  • 6 July – An Antonov An-26 carrying 28 passengers and crews slams into a steep cliff while on approach to Palana. All 28 people on board are killed in the crash, including Olga Mokhireva, the mayor of Palana.[14]
  • 6—8 July – At least eight people are killed by floods caused by heavy rains in Krasnodar Krai.[15]
  • 16 July – An Antonov An-28 operating as SiLA Airlines Flight 42 crash lands into a swamp in Tomsk Oblast following an engine failure mid-flight. Two injuries are reported in the incident.
  • 2 August – A tornado kills three people in Andreapol (Tver Oblast).[16]
  • 12 August
    • A helicopter carrying 16 people, most of whom are tourists, crashes into a lake in Kamchatka. At least eight are rescued and eight others are feared dead.[17]
    • Russian authorities detains the head of Hypersonic System Research Institute Alexander Kuranov for suspected treason.[18]
    • Voronezh bus explosion [ru]: Two people die and 24 are injured after a PAZ-4234 explodes in Voronezh. The causes are unknown.
  • 12 September – A Let-410 operating as Siberian Light Aviation Flight 51 crashes in Irkutsk Oblast. 4 people are killed.
  • 20 September – Six people are killed and 47 others injured in a mass shooting at Perm State University in Perm, Russia.

October to December

  • 10 October – 2021 Menzelinsk parachute Let L-410UVP-E crash. 16 of the 22 people on board were killed.
  • 15 October–14 November – 2021 Russian Census
  • 25 November – 51 people killed in the Listvyazhnaya mine disaster.[19]
  • 7 December – Gunman opens fire in Moscow services center, kills 2 people and injures 4.[20]
  • 13 December - Russia's domestic intelligence service said it had arrested 106 supporters of what it called a Ukrainian neo-Nazi youth group planning attacks and mass murders. The Federal Security Service (FSB) said the "Maniacs Cult of Murder" group had been set up by a Ukrainian under the patronage of Ukraine's intelligence services. The FSB, in its statement, said it had made detentions in 37 of Russia's more than 80 regions and that two of the detainees had planned to attack educational institutions.[21]


See also


  1. ^ About the construction of the Murmansk port.
  2. ^ "Начало серийного производства лайнера МС-21 сдвинули на 2020 год". Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  3. ^ "91731e804938bf0f8563f501a0508840 Market Council agreed to postpone the industrial commissioning of a number of nuclear units for a year or two".
  4. ^ "A teenager fights for life after being pulled from under 3m avalanche which killed his family". Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  5. ^ "4 Russian soldiers die, over 40 injured in road crash". ABC News. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  6. ^ "Eight Dead In Apartment Fire In Russian City Of Yekaterinburg". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  7. ^ "Женщина, писавшая в Twitter о пожаре в Екатеринбурге, не могла дозвониться в МЧС". Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  8. ^ Zverev, Anton (23 January 2021). "Police round up more than 350 at Russia protests backing jailed Kremlin foe Navalny". Reuters. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Kremlin-Critical NHL Star Takes Leave over Assault Allegations". 23 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Russia Says 'No Plans' to Intervene in Ukraine as Troops Mass". Bloomberg. 7 April 2021. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  11. ^ "В Москве открылся Восточный вокзал". Российская газета (in Russian). Retrieved 2021-08-26.
  12. ^ "Определены даты проведения ПМЭФ-2020". Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  13. ^ Евро-2020 может пройти в 13 городах по всей Европе.
  14. ^ "No survivors from plane crash in Russia's far east, rescue officials say". Reuters. 6 July 2021. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  15. ^ Times, The Moscow (2021-07-08). "Floods Kill 8 in Southern Russia Resorts". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 2021-08-26.
  16. ^ Movileanu, Arian; Dresch, Matthew (2021-08-04). "Deadly tornado spins across town at 60mph destroying 1,500 homes and killing 3". mirror. Retrieved 2021-08-26.
  17. ^ "Eight feared dead in helicopter crash in Russia's Far East". Reuters. 12 August 2021. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  18. ^ "Russia detains head of hypersonic research facility in treason case". The Guardian. 12 August 2021. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  19. ^ "Death toll soars to 52 in Russian coal mine accident - reports". BBC News. 2021-11-25. Retrieved 2021-11-26.
  20. ^ AFP, Ola Cichowlas for (2021-12-07). "Gunman Kills 2 in Shooting at Moscow Government Building". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  21. ^ Zinets, Natalia (Dec 13, 2021). "Ukraine accuses Russia of information warfare after 'neo-Nazi' arrests". Reuters – via
  22. ^ "Ушел из жизни Евгений Эллинович Свешников (1950-2021)". Федерация шахмат России.
  23. ^ "Russian emergencies minister Zinichev dies on Arctic drill". BBC News. 2021-09-08. Retrieved 2021-11-26.
  24. ^ "Ушла из жизни Тамара Михайловна Гудима". Pravda Severa (in Russian). Arkhangelsk. 19 October 2021. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
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