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The following list is what many correspondents consider the 10 most important Russian political events of 2005
The following list is what many correspondents consider the 10 most important Russian political events of 2005. 1. Russian President Vladimir Putin defined the national priorities for the country's development as modern healthcare, high quality education, affordable housing and effective agriculture. 2. Election legislature was changed and definite dates were set for elections for state power bodies in constituent members of the Russian Federation. Autonomous authorities and electoral blocks were abolished and a maximum barrier of 7% was established for political parties participating in regional elections. 3. The Russian Public Chamber was formed. The Chamber monitors legislative procedures, ensures the observance of the right to the freedom of speech in the media and recommends legislative solutions. 4. The merging process of Russian territories continued. Referendums were held on the merging of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the Taimyr and Evenkia Autonomous Areas in west Siberia into the Krasnoyarsk Territory and on the merging of the far-eastern Kamchatka region and the Koryak Autonomous Area. The authorities of the Irkutsk Region and the Ust-Ordynsk Buryat Autonomous Area also approached the government with a proposal to merge. 5. Chechen separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov was killed March 8 in Chechnya by Federal Security Service troops. 6. Militants attacked the North Caucasus city of Nalchik October 13. During the two days of fighting that ensued, 35 law-enforcement officers, 12 civilians and 92 militants were killed. Dozens of attackers captured. 7. The Priz AS-28 mini-sub with seven sailors onboard became trapped in a fishing net August 4 at a depth of about 190 meters (about 620 feet) in the Berezovaya Bay in the Bering Sea. It was rescued after three days when an unmanned British deep-sea rescue vehicle, the Scorpio 45, cut the cables and freed it Sunday, August 7. 8. Altai Governor Mikhail Yevdokimov died in a car crash August 7. 9. A number of Russian citizens were arrested abroad. Yevgeny Adamov, Russia's former nuclear power minister was arrested in Switzerland at the request of U.S. authorities. They accused him of embezzling $9 million, allocated for Russia to improve the security of its nuclear facilities. Vladimir Kuznetsov, who chaired the United Nations' influential budget oversight committee, was arrested September 1 in New York on suspicion of money laundering. Another UN official, Alexander Yakovlev of the UN procurements department, was arrested near New York August 8. Yakovlev admitted to accusations of fraud in electronic money transfers, conspiracy and money laundering. 10. The motorcade of Anatoly Chubais, CEO of Russian electricity monopoly Unified Energy System, was shot at March 17. Three people were arrested on the suspicion of attack - retired Colonel Vladimir Kvachkov and two former paratroopers Alexander Naidenov and Robert Yashin.
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