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Mourners gather for Boris Nemtsov funeral in Russia

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 08:58 GMT // 0 Comments

A stream of people arrived for a memorial service taking place at the Sakharov Center. Some held flowers as they walked past the open casket of the prominent Kremlin critic and paid respects to his mother, Dina Eydman, and his children Anton and Zhanna. Hundreds more lined up in the cold outside. – The Investigative […]

Slain Kremlin critic Nemtsov thought fame offered protection

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 17:23 GMT // 0 Comments

Slain Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov knew criticizing the Kremlin was dangerous, but thought his fame would protect him. The 55-year-old was walking home from dinner with his girlfriend Anna Duritskaya when he was gunned down in Moscow on Friday. Nemtsov had been arrested several times for speaking against Putin’s government. The most recent arrests […]

Putin critic Boris Nemtsov killed: Mother of witness speaks out

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 13:48 GMT // 0 Comments

“She was crying and she was saying Boris had been killed and he’s lying next to me,” her mother, Inna Duritskaya, said. “She was in such shock she couldn’t say anything else.” Duritskaya said her daughter was questioned until 2 a.m. Monday. She said she fears authorities will implicate her daughter in the death because […]

Incredible Photos And Video Capture Moscow’s Massive March For Boris Nemtsov

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 15:47 GMT // 0 Comments

On Sunday, a procession of thousands marched to the Moscow bridge where prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov was gunned down. Waving Russian flags and holding posters of the slain Kremlin critic, the mourners made their way through the capital streets while under the watch of a heavy police presence. – — Тот самый Мартин […]

Fear Envelops Russia After Killing of Putin Critic Boris Y. Nemtsov

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 21:23 GMT // 0 Comments

MOSCOW — About two weeks before he was shot and killed in the highest-profile political assassination in Russia in a decade, Boris Y. Nemtsov met with an old friend to discuss his latest research into what he said was dissembling and misdeeds in the Kremlin. People remembered opposition leader Boris Y. Nemtsov on Saturday with […]

Boris Nemtsov: Opposition figure who took on Vladimir Putin

by CNN // February 28, 2015 // Updated 16:55 GMT // 0 Comments

His murder, two days before a planned opposition march, has also outraged fellow opposition figures and prompted a slew of speculation over who could be behind it. Some government critics pointed fingers in the direction of President Vladimir Putin or one of his supporters. State media reported Nemtsov had received threats linked to his stance […]

Russian Investigation Examines Possible Motives For Boris Nemtsov Murder

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 14:13 GMT // 0 Comments

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.Pictures and flowers sit on February 28, 2015 at the spot, where Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was […]

Kremlin Sought Annexation of Crimea Before Ukrainian Government’s Collapse, Russian Paper Says

by The New York Times // February 25, 2015 // Updated 13:47 GMT // 0 Comments

MOSCOW — The Russian government laid plans to annex Crimea and invade southeastern Ukraine weeks before the government fell in Kiev, a Russian newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing a Kremlin memo. Russia has long contended that it acted without premeditation in Crimea, seeking to protect Russian speakers who were under threat of attack and to […]

Once Friendly With Putin, German Goes to Court Over Seized Assets

by The New York Times // February 10, 2015 // Updated 06:47 GMT // 0 Comments

MUNICH, Germany — For anyone looking for insight on how to deal with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and the Kremlin as negotiations over Ukraine intensify, Franz J. Sedelmayer has some advice. Franz J. Sedelmayer, a German entrepreneur, wrested millions of dollars in compensation from Russia after a 20-year legal battle. (Laetitia Vancon for […]

Putin Spending Big On Military Modernization Despite Russia’s Economic Woes

by The Huffington Post // February 4, 2015 // Updated 14:10 GMT // 0 Comments

Hundreds of new Russian aircraft, tanks and missiles are rolling off assembly lines. Russian jets roar through European skies under NATO’s wary eye. Tens of thousands of troops take part in war games showing off the military’s readiness for all-out war. The muscle flexing suggests that Russia’s economic woes so far are having no impact […]

Russia Details Plans to Bolster Its Economy, but Experts Scoff

by The New York Times // February 2, 2015 // Updated 15:56 GMT // 0 Comments

MOSCOW — With oil prices down more than 50 percent in the past year and still falling, the ruble having lost more than half its value, a recession looming and the country already dipping into its rainy-day funds, the Russian economy is in a race against time. But one would be hard pressed to grasp […]

North Korean Leader to Visit Russia in May

by The New York Times // January 28, 2015 // Updated 17:07 GMT // 0 Comments

MOSCOW — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, plans to visit Moscow this May in his first trip abroad since assuming power in 2011, a Kremlin spokesman announced on Wednesday. The confirmation from Dmitri S. Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, came amid a strengthening in ties between the two countries, even as North Korea remains isolated and […]