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    Boris Nemtsov’s murder investigated by group that answers to Putin
    Mar01

    Boris Nemtsov’s murder investigated by group that answers to Putin

    Russia’s top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life. A statement from the body, the Investigative Committee — which answers to...

    Opposition leaders accuse Russia in assassination of Putin critic
    Mar01

    Opposition leaders accuse Russia in assassination of Putin critic

    MOSCOW — Russian opposition leaders on Saturday accused the Kremlin of being behind the death of a towering figure of post-Soviet politics, Boris Nemtsov, as they struggled to come to grips with the highest-profile assassination of President Vladimir Putin’s 15 years in power. The slaying of one of Putin’s most biting critics swept a...

    Why the Kremlin Is Blaming Putin Critic’s Murder on a ‘Provocation’
    Mar01

    Why the Kremlin Is Blaming Putin Critic’s Murder on a ‘Provocation’

    On Saturday the Kremlin trotted out a favorite piece of Russian doublespeak to explain the murder of one of its most strident critics. Boris Nemtsov, a leading figure in the opposition to President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead around midnight on Friday a short walk from Red Square, and within hours the state had deemed the killing a...

    Ukrainian photojournalist killed in shelling in eastern Ukraine
    Mar01

    Ukrainian photojournalist killed in shelling in eastern Ukraine

    A Ukrainian photojournalist was killed in shelling in eastern Ukraine on Saturday as the cease-fire deal brokered by Western leaders seems to fail to silence the guns completely. …read more Source: Global...

    We Think of Nemtsov
    Mar01

    We Think of Nemtsov

    In a frigid Moscow two years ago, I had one of my last encounters with Boris Nemtsov. “Aren’t you afraid you’ll be put in jail, or something worse?” I asked. “Pasha V.V. [that’s what they call Putin in Russia] won’t cross a certain line. He won’t target me physically. They have a rule to not touch former members of...

    Fear Envelops Russia After Killing of Putin Critic Boris Y. Nemtsov
    Feb28

    Fear Envelops Russia After Killing of Putin Critic Boris Y. Nemtsov

    An old friend recounted hearing the former deputy prime minister tell of dangerous new research on Russian involvement in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: The New York...

    Nemtsov’s Last Hours
    Feb28

    Nemtsov’s Last Hours

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – It was near closing time on Friday at the upscale Bosco restaurant that looks out onto the illuminated red-brick walls of Moscow’s Kremlin. Boris Nemtsov and his young, dark-haired girlfriend were finishing dinner. A political reformer who had fallen foul of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Nemtsov had been...

    Boris Nemtsov’s murder investigated by group that answers to Putin
    Feb28

    Boris Nemtsov’s murder investigated by group that answers to Putin

    Russia’s top investigative body is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including a number of theories that the Kremlin’s critics regard as attempts to obscure the truth. …read more Source:...

    The Assassination of Boris Nemtsov: More a Shock Than a Surprise
    Feb28

    The Assassination of Boris Nemtsov: More a Shock Than a Surprise

    People gather at the site where Boris Nemtsov was recently murdered, with St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin walls seen in the background, in central Moscow, February 28, 2015 (Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters) Hours after Boris Nemtsov was slain on Friday night near the Kremlin, Russian president Vladimir Putin vowed to seek justice:...

    In Moscow, Opposition Leaders Prepare For Nemtsov Rally: “The Country Changed Yesterday Night”
    Feb28

    In Moscow, Opposition Leaders Prepare For Nemtsov Rally: “The Country Changed Yesterday Night”

    MOSCOW — The blatant murder of Russian political opposition leader Boris Nemtsov next to Red Square on Friday night is rattling president Vladimir Putin’s opponents, at a time when an once-robust protest movement is on the wane amid a wave of nationalism provoked by Russian involvement in the war in Ukraine. …read more Source:...