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    Ukraine: Insider Oligarchs Derail Maidan Revolution
    Feb28

    Ukraine: Insider Oligarchs Derail Maidan Revolution

    In the midst of war and heightened nationalism in Ukraine, many demonstrators who participated in protests at Maidan Square just one year ago are gripped with a profound sense of shock and wonder what has happened to their country. During the revolt in Kiev which eventually ousted the unpopular government of Viktor Yanukovych, the crowd called...

    Boris Nemtsov, prominent Putin critic, is gunned down in Moscow
    Feb28

    Boris Nemtsov, prominent Putin critic, is gunned down in Moscow

    Boris Y. Nemtsov, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, was shot dead in the shadow of St. Basil’s Cathedral near Red Square early Saturday on the eve of a massive opposition march to show defiance on Kremlin aggression against Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Major Critic Of Vladimir Putin Shot Dead In Moscow
    Feb28

    Major Critic Of Vladimir Putin Shot Dead In Moscow

    Updated: February 27, 2015, 8:23 PM EST MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government. The death of Nemtsov, a 55-year-old former deputy prime minister, ignited a fury among...

    Kremlin Critic Gunned Down in Moscow Ahead of Anti-Putin March
    Feb28

    Kremlin Critic Gunned Down in Moscow Ahead of Anti-Putin March

    The Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down in Moscow around midnight on Friday as he walked within view of the Kremlin walls. Soon after the gunshots rang out in the heart of the Russian capital, President Vladimir Putin was informed of the murder, which he characterized as a “provocation.” Through his spokesman, Putin told...

    Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow
    Feb28

    Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow

    Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, 55, a leading critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead in central Moscow early Saturday, according to Russian media reports. He was reportedly shot four times in the chest, while walking home near the Kremlin, by several assailants who opened fire on Nemtsov and a woman with him. A former deputy...

    Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic, shot dead in Moscow
    Feb28

    Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic, shot dead in Moscow

    MOSCOW (CNN) — Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed Friday night, shot several times from a car on a bridge he was walking across, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation said in a statement Saturday. He was deputy prime minister in the late 1990s under President Boris Yeltsin and had been one of current President...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Feb. 28
    Feb28

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Feb. 28

    The situation in the conflict zone was “relatively calm” during the night, with less shelling and only sporadic violations of the cease-fire by “uncontrolled” groups, Ukrainian officials said on Friday. Guns falling silent would mark the biggest progress since the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France sealed the cease-fire in Minsk,...

    Who Was Boris Nemtsov? Leading Putin Critic, Opposition Politician Shot To Death In Moscow
    Feb28

    Who Was Boris Nemtsov? Leading Putin Critic, Opposition Politician Shot To Death In Moscow

    Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed in Moscow Friday night after unidentified attackers shot the politician as he was walking near the Kremlin. The former Russian deputy prime minister was once considered a likely candidate for president and was known for being a leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he said he...

    Robben adds to tally in Bayern’s birthday win
    Feb28

    Robben adds to tally in Bayern’s birthday win

    Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich celebrated their 115th birthday Friday with a 4-1 win over Cologne to go 11 points clear in the Bundesliga as top-scorer Arjen Robben added to his tally.The fleet-footed Dutchman netted his 17th goal in 19 league matches this season with a crisp header with 20 minutes left to remain the league’s top...

    A Russian Opposition Leader, Gunned Down
    Feb28

    A Russian Opposition Leader, Gunned Down

    Sergei Karpuchin/Reuters Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in Moscow shortly before midnight on Friday night local time. The Russian Interior Ministry told the Associated Press that Nemtsov had been shot four times while walking on a bridge near the Kremlin. Nemtsov had been expected to help lead a major opposition rally in...