2015 in Russia

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

Russia transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia

Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), Russia is by a considerable margin the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 146.80 million people as of 2019, including Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is one of the largest cities in the world and the second largest city in Europe; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. However, Russia recognises two more countries that border it, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, both of which are internationally recognized as parts of Georgia.



President of Russia head of state of the RSFSR (office established in 1991) and Russia

The President of Russia, officially the President of the Russian Federation, is the head of state of the Russian Federation, as well as holder of the highest office in Russia and commander-in-chief of the Russian Armed Forces.

Vladimir Putin Russian politician, 2nd and 4th President of Russia

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer serving as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008. In between his presidential terms, he was also the Prime Minister of Russia under his close associate Dmitry Medvedev.

Prime Minister of Russia head of government of Russia, leads the executive branch in Russia

The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, colloquially referred to as the Prime Minister is the head of the Russian government and the second most powerful figure of the Russian Federation. The official residence of the prime minister is Gorki-9 in Odintsovsky District, Moscow Oblast, but his working residence is in Moscow. Under Article 24 of the Federal Constitutional Law 'On the Government of the Russian Federation', the prime minister "heads the Government of the Russian Federation". The Russian Prime Minister is considered the second highest position in the government, after the President.



Naursky District District in Chechen Republic, Russia

Naursky District is an administrative and municipal district (raion), one of the fifteen in the Chechen Republic, Russia. It is located in the northwest of the republic. The area of the district is 2,225 square kilometers (859 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality of Naurskaya. Population: 54,752 (2010 Census); 51,143 ; 46,360 (1989 Census). The population of Naurskaya accounts for 16.5% of the district's total population.

Chechnya First-level administrative division of Russia

Chechnya, officially the Chechen Republic, is a federal subject of Russia.

2014 Grozny clashes

On 4 December 2014, a group of armed militants of the jihadist organization Caucasus Emirate attacked a traffic police checkpoint outside the city of Grozny, Chechnya, Russia. The militants then entered the city and occupied the "Press House" building in the city center and a nearby school.












International sports competition


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




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Events from the year 2007 in Europe.

This is a list of 2015 events that occurred in Europe.

Assassination of Boris Nemtsov 2015 murder of a Russian opposition politician

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Anti-gay purges in Chechnya

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  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.