Terrorist attacks in Russia (with statistical summary)

complied by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 4 December 2017

Note: table includes terrorist events causing fatalities, incidents involving unconventional weapons or of political significance, politically-motivated murders, and other incidents of political or methodological significance. This listing is incomplete.

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30 May 1991Gudermes, Dagestan1122bombing of train near Engel-Yurt
31 Jul 1991Temirgau, Dagestan1620bombing of train
Mar 1994Barnaul, Altai Krai3?shooting by solider at SS-25 ICBM site
12 Mar 1994Blagoveshchensk, Amur110bombing of apartments
28 Jul 1994Mineralniye Vody, Stavropol619hijacking of bus
14-19 June 1995Budennovsk, Stavropol143435hostage taking at hospital and two failed rescue attempts
6 Oct 1995Grozny, Chechnya315bombing
9 Jan 1996Kizlyar, Dagestan230hostage taking
19 Apr 1996Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia513bombing of railway station
11 Jun 1996Moscow412bombing on subway
28 Jun 1996Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria640bombing of bus
11 Jul 1996Moscow06bombing of bus
12 Jul 1996Moscow128bombing of bus
5 Aug 1996Volgograd, Volgograd1?bombing of home killing a Russian army colonel
10 Nov 1996Moscow1370bombing at cemetery
16 Nov 1996Kaspiysk, Dagestan67?bombing of Russian border guard housing; 20 children killed
28 Apr 1997Pyatigorsk, Stavropol212bombing of train station
28 Jun 1997Torbino, Novogorod513bombing of train between Moscow and St. Petersburg
8 Jul 1997Khasavyurt, Dagestan912bombing of police vehicle
17 Jul 1997North Ossetia017grenade attack on bus carrying Ingush refugees
1 Jan 1998Moscow03bombing of subway
5 Sep 1998Makhachkala, Dagestan1780car bombing
19 Mar 1999Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia64104bombing at outdoor market
26 Apr 1999Moscow011bombing at hotel
16 May 1999Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia414three bombings of apartment buildings
31 Aug 1999Moscow140bombing at shopping center
4 Sep 1999Buinaksk, Dagestan6466car bombing of apartment building housing military families
9 Sep 1999Moscow94180bombing of apartment building in southeast Moscow
13 Sep 1999Moscow130150bombing of apartment building
16 Sep 1999Volgodonsk, Rostove17480car bombing
19 Oct 1999Astrakhan, Astrakhan46armed attack and attempted train bombing
2 Mar 2000Grozny, Chechnya1621armed attack on police column
11 May 2000Galashki, Ingushetia19?attack on Russian troops
31 May 2000Volgograd, Volgograd312bombing at army base
7 Jun 2000Alkhan-Yurt, Chechnya3?suicide truck bombing at Russian military checkpoint
11 Jun 2000Grozny/Alkhan-Yurt, Chechnya70two car bombings
2 Jul 2000Argun, Chechnya2581suicide bombing at interior ministry base
2 Jul 2000Novogrozny, Chechnya420suicide truck bombing near Russian military facility
2 Jul 2000Gudermes, Chechnya1302 suicide bombings at police station, shooting attack
9 Jul 2000Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia217bombing in central market
8 Aug 2000Moscow12150bombing of subway
6 Oct 2000Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol320two bombings near railway station
6 Oct 2000Pyatigorsk, Stavropol16bombing at railway station
12 Oct 2000Grozny, Chechnya1010bombing near police station
29 Oct 2000Chiri-Yurt, Chechnya8?bombing of cafe
11 Nov 2000Nizhny Kurchali, Chechnya3653ambush on troops
8 Dec 2000Pyatigorsk, Stavropol428two car bombings near market
8 Dec 2000Gudermes, Chechnya312truck bombing at interior ministry base
9 Dec 2000Alkham-Yurt, Chechnya2121car bombing near mosque
21 Jan 2001Gudermes, Chechnya9?armed attack on hospital
5 Feb 2001Moscow09bombing of subway
16 Mar 2001Tovzeni, Chechnya713bombing of bus carrying Russian soldiers
24 Mar 2001Mineralniye Vody, Stavropol1886car bombing at market
24 Mar 2001Yessentuki, Chechnya013car bombing
25 Apr 2001Gudermes, Chechnya65bombing at police station
19 Jul 2001Gudermes, Chechnya235three car bombings at court building, prosecutor's office and police station
11 Aug 2001Grozny, Chechnya69mine attack on armored police car
19 Aug 2001Astrakhan, Astrakhan650bombing at market
25 Aug 2001Gudermes, Chechnya511bombing at police barracks
19 Sep 2001Mayrtup/Kurchaloy, Chechnya70armed attack on police
10 Nov 2001Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia643bombing at market
18 Apr 2002Grozny, Chechnya175bombing and armed attack on military convoy near police headquarters
9 May 2002Kaspiysk, Dagestan43151bombing at parade
7 Jun 2002Grozny/Alkhan-Yurt, Chechnya96bombing attack on troop column
6 Aug 2002Shatoi, Chechnya117bombing of truck carrying Russian soldiers
13 Aug 2002Grozny, Chechnya513multiple bombings, including a mine attack on a passenger bus
19 Aug 2002Khankala, Chechnya12714Mi-26 helicopter carrying Russian troops shot down by terrorist-fired missile shortly before landing; 115 killed immediately, 12 died of injuries; 21 survivors included 14 injured
11 Oct 2002Grozny, Chechnya24?bombing of police station
23-26 Oct 2002Moscow170656hostage taking and attempted rescue in theater (includes 41 terrorists killed)
14 Nov 2002Malgobek, Ingushetia48grenade attack on bus
27 Dec 2002Grozny, Chechnya71640two car bombings outside government house
3 Apr 2003Grozny, Chechnya811mine attack on passenger bus
12 May 2003Znamenskoye, Chechnya59200truck bombing at government complex
14 May 2003Iliskhan-Yurt, Chechnya1978suicide bombing at religious festival
30 May 2003Grozny, Chechnya38mine attack on passenger bus
5 Jun 2003Mozdok, North Ossetia1714suicide bombing of bus
20 Jun 2003Grozny, Chechnya836truck bombing at government complex
5 Jul 2003Tushino, Moscow16562 suicide bombings at rock festival
10 Jul 2003Moscow1?suicide bomber was caught in Moscow café; a bomb expert was killed while defusing bomb
17 Jul 2003Khasavyurt, Dagestan338bombing near police station
1 Aug 2003Mozdok, North Ossetia5082truck bombing of hospital
3 Sep 2003Stavropol, Stavropol790bombing on train
15 Sep 2003Magas, Ingushetia329truck bombing
5 Dec 2003Stavropol, Stavropol47186bombing on train
10 Dec 2003Moscow644suicide bombing at Red Square
3 Feb 2004Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia11?car bombing near market
6 Feb 2004Moscow41134bombing of subway
6 Apr 2004Ingushetia37suicide bombing attack on Ingushetia president's motorcade; president was injured
9 May 2004Grozny, Chechnya2446bombing at stadium
4 Jun 2004Itum-Kalinskiy, Chechnya45attack on defense ministry convoy
22 Jun 2004Nazran, Ingushetia61?bandit raid
21 Aug 2004Grozny, Chechnya1216armed attacks at multiple locations
24 Aug 2004Glubokoye, Rostove460bombing of airliner
24 Aug 2004Buchalki, Tula430suicide bombing of airliner near Buchalki
31 Aug 2004Moscow1030bombing near subway
1-3 Sep 2004Beslan, North Ossetia372747hostage taking at school (includes 35 terrorists killed)
31 Oct 2004Grozny, Chechnya117two car bombings, on highway and at a hospital
1 Mar 2005Sernovodskaya, Chechnya619armed attack on police station (includes 5 terrorists killed)
20 May 2005Makhachkala, Dagestan210bombing in apartment building
1 Jul 2005Makhachkala, Dagestan1014bombing at bath house
19 Jul 2005Znamenskoye, Chechnya1524bombing of police vehicle
24 Jul 2005Khasavyurt, Dagestan140bombing of train
13 Oct 2005Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria85150armed attack on town
29 Dec 2005Makhachkaha, Ingushetia11suicide bombing injured one (one terrorist also killed)
17 May 2006Nazran, Ingushetia8?suicide bomb attack on interior ministry convoy
7 Jul 2006Chechnya42armed attack on fisherman on road
21 Aug 2006Moscow1347bombing at market
23 Feb 2007Gudermes, Chechnya5?bombing of interior ministry unit
18 Jul 2007Kizilyurt, Dagestan43bombing of police at school playground
13 Aug 2007Malaya Vishera, Novogorod060bombing of railroad and train derailment near Malaya Vishera
24 Aug 2007Buynakskiy, Dagestan212shooting attack on police convoy
22 Nov 2007Pyatigorsk, Stavropol513bombing attack on bus
19 Mar 2008Alkhazurovo, Chechnya68armed attack on administration building
7 Aug 2008Sochi, Krasnodar213bombing on beach
30 Aug 2008Vedeno, Chechnya311car bombing
4 Sep 2008Moscow110bombing in cafe
21 Oct 2008Sergokalinskiy, Dagestan59bombing targeting interior ministry officials
23 Oct 2008Saadi-Kotar, Chechnya48attack on convoy
6 Nov 2008Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia1241bombing near market as minibus arrived at bus stop
25 Dec 2008Nizhniye Achaluki, Ingushetia211shooting attack at funeral
1 Feb 2009Makhachkala, Dagestan51shooting attack at cafe
10 Feb 2009Magas, Ingushetia824suicide bombing
15 May 2009Grozny, Chechnya45suicide bombing
23 Jun 2009Nazran, Ingushetia35suicide bombing/assassination attempt
26 Jul 2009Grozny, Chechnya710suicide bombing at theater
17 Aug 2009Nazran, Ingushetia25164car bombing at police headquarters
21 Aug 2009Grozny, Chechnya612 suicide bombings
25 Aug 2009Mesker-Yurt, Chechnya43bombing
16 Sep 2009Grozny, Chechnya26suicide bombing
27 Nov 2009Lykoshino, Tver2897bombing and derailing of train
17 Dec 2009Nazran, Ingushetia123suicide bombing at police station
6 Jan 2010Makhachkala, Dagestan614suicide bombing
5 Feb 2010Makhachkala, Dagestan40shooting attack/assassination
29 Mar 2010Moscow40100two suicide bombings on subway
31 Mar 2010Kizlyar, Dagestan1437two suicide bombings
1 Apr 2010Dagestan21premature bombing, western Dagestan
5 Apr 2010Karabulak, Ingushetia213two bombings near police station
9 Apr 2010Ekazhevo, Ingushetia20shooting/suicide bombing
29 Apr 2010Makhachkala, Dagestan416suicide bombing at checkpoint
1 May 2010Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria129bombing at horse racing track
7 May 2010Derbent, Dagestan17bombing at train station
13 May 2010Ayalizi, Dagestan123bombing and shooting attack near cell phone/television tower
27 May 2010Stavropol, Stavropol746bombing at cultural center
30 Jun 2010Grozny, Chechnya110suicide bombing at checkpoint
21 Jul 2010Baksan, Kabardino-Balkaria22shooting/bombing attack on hydroelectric power station
24 Jul 2010Samara, Samara214shooting attack at market
17 Aug 2010Pyatigorsk, Stavropol030bombing near cafe
17 Aug 2010Prigorodny, North Ossetia63suicide bombing at checkpoint
5 Sep 2010Buinaksk, Dagestan539suicide bombing
9 Sep 2010Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia18173car bombing near market
19 Oct 2010Grozny, Chechnya617armed attack on parliament building
11 Nov 2010Makhachkala, Dagestan113shooting attack in city center
18 Dec 2010Kabardino-Balkaria80kidnapping and killing of hunters from Stavropol
24 Jan 2011Domodedovo IAP, Moscow37178suicide bombing at baggage claim area of airport
18 Feb 2011Mt. Elbrus, Kabardino-Balkaria32shooting attack on tourists at ski resort
2 Aug 2011Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsk01bombing at nursery school
22 Sep 2011Makhachkala, Dagestan1060three car bombings and one attempted bombing
28 Sep 2011Khadzhalmakhi, Dagestan86car bombing
3 May 2012Makhachkala, Dagestan7100twin car bombings near police station
19 Aug 2012Malgobek, Ingushetia815suicide bombing at policeman's funeral
19 Aug 2012Khasavyurt, Dagestan18shooting attack at Muslim mosque
1 May 2013Makhachkala, Dagestan22two teenagers killed, two adults injured by bombing at shopping mall
20 May 2013Makhachkala, Dagestan444two car bombings
25 May 2013Makhachkala, Dagestan118suicide car bombing near government building, 5 police officers and 10 others injured, 1 terrorist killed
21 Oct 2013Volgograd, Volgograd631suicide bombing on bus
27 Dec 2013Pyatigorsk, Stavropol30car bombing
29 Dec 2013Volgograd, Volgograd1829suicide bombing on bus
30 Dec 2013Volgograd, Volgograd1750suicide bombing at entrance to train station
8 Jan 2014Tambukan, Stavropol10car found with body of a shooting victim, with an explosive device nearby detonating as police investigated, causing no injuries
8 Jan 2014Zolskaya, Stavropol20two cars found each with a body of a shooting victim; one vehicle was rigged with explosives
8 Jan 2014Marinskaya, Stavropol30one car found with bodies of three shooting victims; vehicle was rigged with explosives
15 Jan 2014Karlanyurt, Dagestan75shootout between police and militants accused in Dec. 2013 car bombings; 3 police and 4 militants killed
9 Feb 2014Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin26shooting attack at Russian Orthodox cathedral

Russia terrorism statistics, 1994-2014, by location (incomplete)

Amur 1 11 0
Astrakhan 2 10 56
Chechnya 48 6661,545
Dagestan 29 339 684
Ingushetia 15 150 300
Kabardino-Balkaria 6 105 223
Khabarovsk 1 0 1
Krasnodar 1 2 13
Moscow 21 5901,914
North Ossetia 13 5671,268
Novogorod 2 5 73
Rostove 2 63 480
Sakhalin 1 2 6
Samara 1 2 14
Stavropol 16 252 971
Tula 1 43 0
Tver 1 28 97
Volgograd 5 45 122
RUSSIA TOTAL 1722,9407,983

Annual terrorism statistics, Russia (incomplete)

yearincidentskilledinjuredannual rates per million population
plus injuries
1994 3 20 190.14 0.27
1995 2146 4500.99 4.05
1996 9120 1690.81 1.96
1997 4 16 540.11 0.48
1998 2 17 830.12 0.68
1999 93781,0512.57 9.72
200019232 5521.58 5.34
200112 72 2740.49 2.37
200314247 8721.71 7.76
2005 7120 2580.84 2.64
2006 3 25 490.18 0.52
2007 5 16 880.11 0.74
2008 8 35 1110.25 1.04
200911 93 3390.66 3.08
201022154 5571.10 5.10
2011 5 58 2470.42 2.20
2012 3 16 1230.13 1.20
2013 7 51 1740.36 1.55
2014 4 13 50.11 0.18

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Last modified 4 December 2017.
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