About: Boris Nemtsov

Global Europe 11-09-2015

Nemtsov and others nominated for Sakharov prize

Assassinated Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a Ukraine military pilot held on murder charges by Moscow, and jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi were shortlisted yesterday (10 September) for the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Europe's East 08-04-2015

Russian MP who opposed Crimea annexation stripped of immunity

Russia's parliament voted yesterday (7 April) to strip the only deputy who voted against last year's annexation of Crimea of his immunity from prosecution as a lawmaker.
Europe's East 12-03-2015

MEPs call for international investigation of Nemtsov’s murder

The murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov calls for an independent international investigation, MEPs voted in a resolution today (12 March). This is the "most significant political murder in recent Russian history", they added, warning that Kremlin propaganda is turning Russia into a "state of repression, hate speech and fear".
Global Europe 02-03-2015

Thousands in Moscow chant ‘Russia without Putin’

Tens of thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow yesterday (1 March), carrying banners declaring "I am not afraid" and chanting "Russia without Putin" in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.
Global Europe 28-02-2015

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead near the Kremlin

Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister who was an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead metres from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday (27 February).
A young man with a Ukraine flag defies the police in Moscow, 21 September [Reuters]
Europe's East 22-09-2014

Russian opposition defies Putin with anti-war marches

Thousands of Russians marched in protest against the armed conflict in Ukraine yesterday (21 September) in the first major anti-war rally since the start of the standoff between Kyiv and pro-Russian rebels.