Posts Tagged ‘Boris Nemtsov murder’

  1. The Nemtsov memorial march, one year later

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    February 28, 2016 by AK

    Boris Nemtsov was killed on February 27, 2015. Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow to honor slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on Saturday, the first anniversary of his death, and to press their demand that the authorities find and punish the person who ordered his killing. This is from Reuters’ concise report. Radio Liberty has …
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  2. Five suspects, still no clarity

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    March 8, 2015 by AK

    Two more people, all of them ethnic Chechens born and reared in Ingushetia, have been detained as suspects in the Boris Nemtsov murder inquiry. A fifth suspect has reportedly blown himself up with a hand grenade in Grozny. Two of the four men have served with a Chechen special forces unit, reportedly. The other two are …
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  3. Two suspects, zero visibility

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    March 7, 2015 by AK

    According to Ekho Moskvy, two men from the Northern Caucasus are suspected of being the hitmen in the murder of Boris Nemtsov and have been detained. The radio station cites an identified source saying the killers’ “biological material” has been found in “the car” (presumably the abandoned car found near Ordynka) and that data from mobile operators and …
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  4. The Nemtsov memorial march

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    March 1, 2015 by AK

    The Boris Nemtsov memorial march, which has recently ended in Moscow, was impressively attended. Despite the short notice and the bleak weather, an unbelievably large number of people took part. It’s only my feeling at this point but estimates are already being released from various quarters. Two and a half members of the “means, motive, opportunity” triad point at the Kremlin as the …
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  5. The assassination of Boris Nemtsov

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    February 28, 2015 by AK

    Boris Nemtsov was assassinated last night in Moscow, on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge near the Kremlin. Nemtsov was the only Russian opposition leader who had held both a major elected public office, as governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region (appointed 1991, elected 1995, resigned 1997) and a senior government job, as vice PM in reformist Yeltsin cabinets (1997-8). …
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