Nineteen people die when a bus skids off a bridge in Zabaykalsky Krai in the Russian Far East, and falls onto a frozen river.
Russia and China open the new Blagoveshchensk–Heihe Bridge. The 1 km long bridge spans across the Amur river to connect Heihe in Northeastern China's Heilongjiang province with Blagoveshchensk in Far Eastern Russia's Amur Oblast. It will shorten the travel distance of freight between China and western Russia by 1,500 km.
An annular solar eclipse lasting up to 3 minutes and 51 seconds is visible from central and eastern Canada, parts of the Arctic, and the Russian Far East. Observers in northeastern North America, as well as parts of Europe and Africa, also see a partial eclipse.
Protests in the Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk, Russia continue for the fourth consecutive weekend. Protesters demand the release of regional governor Sergei Furgal, who was arrested on charges of murder, which he denies. Thousands of people reportedly join the protest.
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off the eastern coast of Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East. Shaking was felt throughout large parts of the peninsula, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.