Russians Mourn Death of Boris Nemtsov

Nemtsov joins the ranks of opposition leaders critical of Putin who have been mysteriously assassinated.

Russian politics has a long, dramatic history filled with assassinations, especially regarding opposition leaders and other threats to the head of state’s power. Boris Nemtsov, who served as first deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation under former President Boris Yeltsin and one of the founders of liberal opposition group Russia’s People’s Freedom Party, was killed Friday night.

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