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 1917-1923 Nationwide 300,000
Red Terror 1918-19 Nationwide As many as 1,500,000 In Crimea alone, 50,000 White PoWs and civilians were executed with Lenin's approval in 1920. 800,000 Red Army desertees were arrested and many were killed with their families.
Great Purge 1936-1938 Nationwide 700,000-3,000,000 Caused by Stalin's paranoia.
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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