List of massacres in Russia

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The following is a list of massacres that have occurred in Russia (numbers may be approximate). For massacres that occurred in the Soviet Union, see List of massacres in the Soviet Union:

Name Date Location Deaths Description
Massacre of Novgorod 1570 Novgorod, Russia 2,500-60,000 Attack launched by Tsar Ivan IV (The Terrible)'s oprichniki on the city of Novgorod, Russia.
Lena massacre April 17, 1912 northeast Siberia near Lena River 150-270 Shooting of goldfield workers on strike in Siberia.
White Terror (Russia) 1917-1923 Nationwide tens of thousands
Red Terror 1918-19 nationwide >61,000-1,500,000 In Crimea, Béla Kun and Rosalia Zemlyachka, with Vladimir Lenin's approval, had 50,000 White prisoners of war and civilians summarily executed at the end of 1920, this is one of the largest massacres in the Civil War. There were many massacres against Red Army deserters as well, 800,000 desertees were arrested in 1920 and many were then massacred together with their families by bolshevik forces.
Katyn massacre April-May 1940 Katyn Forest, Russia 22,000 Mass executions of Polish nationals by the NKVD.
Samashki massacre April 7–8, 1995 Samashki, Chechnya 250+ The massacre of 100-300 civilians in the village of Samashki by Russian paramilitary troops.
Staropromyslovski massacre December 1999-January 2000 Grozny, Chechnya 38-56 Summary executions of at least 38 confirmed civilians by Russian federal soldiers in Grozny, Chechnya.
Novye Aldi massacre February 5, 2000 Groznensky District, Chechnya 60-82 The killings, including executions, of 60 to 82 local civilians by special police unit, OMON, and rapes of at least six women along with arson and robbery in Grozny, Chechnya.
Beslan school hostage crisis September 1, 2004 Beslan 334 Hostage taking of over 1,100 people (including 777 children) ending with 385 people killed in School Number One (SNO) in Beslan, North Ossetia, Russia.
Kushchevskaya massacre November 2010 Kushchyovsky District 12 The stabbing of 12 people (including four children) in the village of Kushchyovskaya, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

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