2006 year

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July 6, 2022

The year 2006 (two thousand and six) in the Gregorian calendar is a common year beginning on Sunday. This is the year 2006 of our era, the 6th year of the 3rd millennium, the 6th year of the 21st century, the 6th year of the 1st decade of the 21st century, the 7th year of the 2000s. It ended 16 years ago. International Year of Deserts and Desertification (UN Resolution No. 58/211) Year of Tesla in Serbia in connection with the 150th anniversary of his birth. Year of Humanities in Russia. Year of mother in Belarus. Year of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Year of the Republic of Armenia in the Russian Federation. Year of the Russian Federation in the People's Republic of China.

Events

January

1st of January Municipal reform in Russia. The denomination of the Azerbaijani manat is 5000 times. OAO Gazprom disconnected Ukraine from Russian gas due to the fact that an agreement was not reached on the price of gas supplied to Ukraine. January 12 - In a stampede in Mecca, which began during the ceremony of "beating the devil", 364 pilgrims were killed and more than 300 were injured. January 15 - The second round of the presidential elections in Chile took place (the first was held on December 15, 2005), as a result of which Michelle Bachelet won. January 19 - New Horizons is launched from Canaveral Space Center on an Atlas V launch vehicle to explore Pluto. January 24 - The ALOS remote sensing satellite was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center using an H-IIA launch vehicle. January 25 - Parliamentary elections are held in the Palestinian Authority. The radical Islamic group Hamas won with 74 out of 132 seats in parliament. The ruling Fatah party - only 45 seats.

February

February 1 - US President George W. Bush declared the need to be independent of imported oil. February 3 - mass protests in the Islamic world against the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad (Caricature scandal of 2005-2006). February 5 - Iranian President orders uranium enrichment to resume. This caused a negative reaction in the world. US leaders responded by announcing that "any means" regarding Iran "should be considered." February 8 - Israel announced its readiness to give up Judea and Samaria. The reason for this was the desire to separate from the Palestinians after the victory of the extremist group in the PNA elections.