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2000 in Russia

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2000 in Russia
Decades:  1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s

The following lists events that happened during 2000 in Russia.

Contents

Incumbents

  • President: Boris Yeltsin to May 7 Vladimir Putin
  • Prime Minister: Vladimir Putin to May 7 Mikhail Kasyanov
  • February

  • February 4 - Second Chechen War: Bombing of Katyr-Yurt.
  • February 5 - Second Chechen War: Novye Aldi massacre.
  • February 6 - Second Chechen War: Battle of Grozny, Chechen capital Grozny falls to Russian troops.
  • February 29–March 1 - Second Chechen War: Battle of Hill 776.
  • March

  • March - Second Chechen War: Komsomolskoye massacre.
  • March 1 - Second Chechen War: Grozny OMON fratricide incident.
  • March 4–March 25 - Second Chechen War: Battle of Komsomolskoye.
  • March 26 - Presidential elections: Vladimir Putin is elected President.
  • March 29 - Second Chechen War: Zhani-Vedeno ambush.
  • May

  • May 24 - The Russian Government threatens to bomb the Taliban in Afghanistan due to their support for Chechen rebels.
  • July

  • July 2–July 3 - Second Chechen War: Chechen suicide attacks kill 43 Russian soldiers.
  • August

  • August 12 - The Russian submarine K-141 Kursk sinks in the Barents Sea, resulting in the deaths of all 118 men on board.
  • August 14 - Tsar Nicholas II and several members of his family are canonized by the synod of the Russian Orthodox Church.
  • August 28 - Moscow's Ostankino Tower set ablaze by fire caused by a short circuit.
  • September

  • September 15–October 1 - Russia competes at the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, winning 32 gold, 28 silver and 29 bronze medals.
  • December

  • December 25 - Russia changes their national anthem back to the old Soviet Union one, with newer lyrics.
  • Notable births

  • February 9 - Serafima Sakhanovich, figure skater
  • April 12 - Maria Sotskova, figure skater
  • Notable deaths

  • January 6 - Alexey Vyzmanavin, Chess grandmaster (born 1960)
  • February 20 - Anatoly Sobchak, politician (born 1937)
  • February 29 - Nikita Moiseyev, mathematician (born 1917)
  • March 9 - Artyom Borovik, journalist and media magnate (born 1960)
  • March - William Pokhlyobkin, writer (born 1923)
  • April 19 - Sergey Pavlovich Zalygin, writer (born 1913)
  • May 19 - Yevgeny Khrunov, cosmonaut (born 1933)
  • May 24 - Oleg Yefremov, actor (born 1927)
  • June 2 - Svyatoslav Fyodorov, ophthalmologist and politician (born 1927)
  • July 24 - Anatoli Firsov, ice hockey player (born 1941)
  • August 1 - Galina Sergeyeva, actress (born 1914)
  • November 20 - Nikolay Dollezhal, engineer (born 1899)
  • David Klyshko, physicist (born 1929)
  • References

    2000 in Russia Wikipedia


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