Friday, February 27, 2015

Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow - Was Critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Boris Nemtsov, 55, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, has been shot dead in central Moscow late Friday night. "Nemtsov B.E. died at 2340 hours as a result of four shots in the back," a government spokeswoman confirms.

Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, had been due to take part on Sunday in the first big opposition protest in months in the Russian capital before he was shot dead tonight.