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    Prominent Russian opposition figure shot and killed in Moscow
    Feb28

    Prominent Russian opposition figure shot and killed in Moscow

    MOSCOW – Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said. He was 55. Nemtsov’s death comes just a day before a planned protest against President Vladimir Putin’s rule. The Kremlin said that Putin will personally oversee the...

    Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead In Moscow
    Feb28

    Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead In Moscow

    MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said. He was 55. Nemtsov’s death comes just a day before a planned protest against President Vladimir Putin’s rule. The Kremlin said that Putin will personally oversee the...

    Russian Opposition Leader Murdered in Moscow
    Feb28

    Russian Opposition Leader Murdered in Moscow

    Major Russian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov was shot dead Friday night in central Moscow. The Interior Ministry says Nemtsov was shot four times in the back of the head. Police have launched a special operation to hunt down the killer. Nemtsov was scheduled to lead an opposition protest Sunday in Moscow. VOA...

    ‘House of Cards’ Needs to Read Up on Russia
    Feb28

    ‘House of Cards’ Needs to Read Up on Russia

    Spoiler alert: This review includes plot details from the first six episodes of season three of House of Cards. At the outset of House of Cards’ third season, Frank Underwood is president of the United States. After all his mischief and plotting, the time has come for Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, to do the inevitable: govern. But by...

    Ukraine troops bitterly question their leaders as Kiev pulls back in east
    Feb28

    Ukraine troops bitterly question their leaders as Kiev pulls back in east

    Today’s withdrawal of heavy weapons in accordance with the Minsk cease-fire marks a major reversal for Kiev. For many soldiers, cynicism about commanders is weighing heavily. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Fears for Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb28

    Fears for Ukraine ceasefire

    The US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, has warned that the US expects pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine to resume the war in the spring. Specifically he says they will try to take the city of Mariupol, as part of a drive to open a land corridor to Crimea. Pro-Russian forces are already reported to be moving heavy weapons in that...

    Prominent Russian Opposition Figure Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead
    Feb28

    Prominent Russian Opposition Figure Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead

    MOSCOW—Russia’s Interior Ministry says Boris Nemtsov, a leading opposition figure and former deputy prime minister, has been shot and killed near the Kremlin. Nemtsov, a sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was killed early Saturday. His death comes just a day before a major opposition rally in Moscow. The Interior Ministry, which...

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
    Feb28

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

    MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said. He was 55. Nemtsov’s death comes just a day before a planned protest against President Vladimir Putin’s rule. The Kremlin said that Putin will personally oversee the...

    Weekend Roundup: A Sigh of Relief in Europe
    Feb28

    Weekend Roundup: A Sigh of Relief in Europe

    Though nothing is finally settled, Europe this week breathed a sigh of relief. Greece’s Syriza-led government backed down in its confrontation with its EU partners over austerity policies and, after bloody skirmishes in the early days of a new cease-fire agreement, the combatants in Ukraine backed off. Not everyone was happy in Greece,...

    Report: Boris Nemtsov, Critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Killed in Moscow
    Feb28

    Report: Boris Nemtsov, Critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Killed in Moscow

    Boris Nemtsov has been killed in central Moscow, Russia, according to Russian news agency Interfax and various other local media publications. Nemtsov was shot four times and police are investigating his death, according to the Moscow Interior Ministry. A white vehicle approached Nemtsov and several shots rang out before the car drove away. The...