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    Moscow March Honors Slain Putin Critic
    Mar01

    Moscow March Honors Slain Putin Critic

    Immense crowds turned out in Moscow on Sunday to march through the city in honor of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov — an opposition politician and frequent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin — was supposed to appear at a Sunday rally protesting Russia’s role in the fighting in Ukraine. The rally was converted into a...

    In Moscow, March Commemorates the Murdered Nemtsov
    Mar01

    In Moscow, March Commemorates the Murdered Nemtsov

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Holding placards declaring “I am not afraid,” thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has widened a split in society that some say could threaten Russia’s future. Families, the old and young walked slowly, with many carrying portraits of...

    Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov
    Mar01

    Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

    MOSCOW (AP) — Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said “I am not afraid,” thousands of Russians marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. Russian President Vladimir Putin has marginalized and intimidated his political...

    Widow Of Murdered Spy Blames Russian Government For New Killing
    Mar01

    Widow Of Murdered Spy Blames Russian Government For New Killing

    LONDON (AP) — The widow of murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko thinks the Russian government may have been involved in the murder of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Marina Litvinenko told BBC Radio on Sunday she thinks Nemtsov’s slaying Friday night in Moscow seems to have been the Russian government’s way of silencing...

    Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov
    Mar01

    Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has marginalized and intimidated his political opponents, jailing some and driving others into exile, since mass anti-Putin protests swept Moscow in 2011 and 2012. The first possibility, the Investigative Committee said, was that the killing was aimed at destabilizing the political situation in Russia and Nemtsov...

    Remembering Boris Nemtsov and His Dream of a Free Russia
    Mar01

    Remembering Boris Nemtsov and His Dream of a Free Russia

    With every passing year, the Putin regime engages in thuggish acts that turn the once-unthinkable into dreadful new norms. To cite just a few examples, the past decade has seen the cut off of gas to Europe, the invasion of Georgia, the state-sanctioned killing of Sergei Magnitsky, the expulsion of USAID because of its support for civil society...

    Widow of Murdered Spy Blames Russian Govt for New Killing
    Mar01

    Widow of Murdered Spy Blames Russian Govt for New Killing

    LONDON— The widow of murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko thinks the Russian government may have been involved in the murder of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Marina Litvinenko told BBC Radio on Sunday she thinks Nemtsov’s slaying Friday night in Moscow seems to have been the Russian government’s way of silencing...

    Widow of murdered spy blames Russian govt for new killing
    Mar01

    Widow of murdered spy blames Russian govt for new killing

    LONDON — The widow of murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko thinks the Russian government may have been involved in the murder of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.Marina Litvinenko told BBC Radio on Sunday she thinks Nemtsov’s slaying Friday night in Moscow seems to have been the Russian government’s way of silencing...

    At least 10,000 march in memory of slain Russian opposition figure Nemtsov
    Mar01

    At least 10,000 march in memory of slain Russian opposition figure Nemtsov

    Moscow (AFP) – At least 10,000 people turned out Sunday in central Moscow to march in memory of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down in a high-profile assassination, AFP reporters said at the scene.Access to the underground rail network was almost impossible due to the crowd, but Moscow police, often accused by critics...

    Estonians Vote in Parliamentary Election Amid Security Fears
    Mar01

    Estonians Vote in Parliamentary Election Amid Security Fears

    TALLINN, Estonia— Estonians are voting for a new Parliament in an election dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. Opinion polls índicate a close race between the Baltic nation’s governing center-right coalition, led by Prime Minister Taavi Roivas’ Reform Party, and the...