A discussion with
Ilya Yashin, Russian opposition activist and organizer of the posthumous publication
(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
On February 27, 2015, the Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was assassinated in view of the Moscow Kremlin. Two days prior, he had approached his friend Ilya Yashin to ask for his assistance on a sensitive investigation: tracking Russia’s secret military involvement in Ukraine. After the murder of the former deputy prime minister, Yashin led a group of opposition activists and journalists to piece together Nemtsov’s findings and publish the report in Russia and abroad.
How was the information compiled? What pressures did Yashin and his …read more
Source: Center on Global Interests