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    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....

    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:...

    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:...

    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...

    Death on the Kremlin’s Doorstep
    Feb28

    Death on the Kremlin’s Doorstep

    It was always hard to ignore Boris Nemtsov. You couldn’t help but notice when he came into a room. The physicist-turned-politician was smart, pugnacious, brash. And so it was when I last saw him, in November 2010. Almost inevitably our conversation turned to the topic of the violence that permeates Russian political culture. We talked...

    Ukraine troops bitterly question their leaders as Kiev pulls back in east (+video)
    Feb28

    Ukraine troops bitterly question their leaders as Kiev pulls back in east (+video)

    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...

    Russian Investigators: Nemtsov Killing May Be Provocation
    Feb28

    Russian Investigators: Nemtsov Killing May Be Provocation

    MOSCOW— Russia’s top investigative body says 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 address the...

    Ukraine’s Military Reports Significant Decrease in Fighting
    Feb28

    Ukraine’s Military Reports Significant Decrease in Fighting

    KIEV(Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Saturday there had been a significant decrease in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the east overnight, but said rebels had fired GRAD missiles at the town of Avdiivka despite a two-week-old ceasefire deal. On Friday, Ukraine reported the first deaths among its servicemen in three days,...