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    Russian Politicion Boris Nemtsov: ‘I’m afraid Putin will kill me’ Two Weeks Before Murder
    Feb28

    Russian Politicion Boris Nemtsov: ‘I’m afraid Putin will kill me’ Two Weeks Before Murder

    The drive-by murder of Boris Nemtsov, a well-known Russian opposition figure, has drawn the condemnation of numerous world leaders. He may have foreshadowed his death a few weeks ago. “I’m afraid Putin will kill me because of my actions,” he told the Sobesednik blog in mid-February, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Nemtsov had...

    Boris Nemtsov’s murder a ‘shameful act of violence’: Stephen Harper
    Feb28

    Boris Nemtsov’s murder a ‘shameful act of violence’: Stephen Harper

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his sadness at the murder of a former Russian deputy minister while criticizing the country’s invasion of Ukraine. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Russian investigators: Killing of Putin critic Boris Nemtsov may be provocation
    Feb28

    Russian investigators: Killing of Putin critic Boris Nemtsov may be provocation

    MOSCOW — 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, did not …...

    Western leaders condemn killing of Russia’s Nemtsov, call for investigation
    Feb28

    Western leaders condemn killing of Russia’s Nemtsov, call for investigation

    BERLIN – Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is thoroughly investigated. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement Friday night that he was “shocked and saddened” to learn Nemtsov had been gunned down in Moscow by assailants who...

    Who was outspoken Putin critic Boris Nemtsov?
    Feb28

    Who was outspoken Putin critic Boris Nemtsov?

    Nemtsov had been working on a report proving Russia’s involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. …read more Source: USA...

    Russian Investigation Examines Possible Motives For Boris Nemtsov Murder
    Feb28

    Russian Investigation Examines Possible Motives For Boris Nemtsov Murder

    MOSCOW (AP) — 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, did not...

    5 Disputed Numbers That Explain Geopolitics
    Feb28

    5 Disputed Numbers That Explain Geopolitics

    Every world leader uses data for political purposes. But some take it a step further. Here are five disputed stats where the controversy itself sheds light on a deeper political question. 1. How many Russians are in Ukraine? Estimates of Russian troops in Ukraine differ dramatically depending on which side of the border you’re standing on....

    Nemtsov’s murder sends shockwaves through Russian opposition
    Feb28

    Nemtsov’s murder sends shockwaves through Russian opposition

    KIEV, Ukraine — “I hope common sense will prevail, and Putin won’t kill you.” “God willing. I hope so, too.” See also: Opposition figure shot dead in Moscow, steps from Kremlin That …More about Russia, Moscow, Us World, World, and Boris Nemtsov …read more Source:...

    Ally of Ousted Ukraine Leader Found Dead in Apparent Suicide
    Feb28

    Ally of Ousted Ukraine Leader Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

    Ukrainian police on Saturday said a leading ally of former president Viktor Yanukovych was found dead after falling from his 17th story Kiev flat in an apparent suicide.Former lawmaker Mykhaylo Chechetov — one of the most prominent politicians during Kremlin-backed… …read more Source:...

    Russia Mourns Murdered Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov
    Feb28

    Russia Mourns Murdered Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov

    By Alexander Winning and Katya Golubkova MOSCOW, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin, a murder that showed the risks of speaking out against President Vladimir Putin. Nemtsov, 55, was shot four times...