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    Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead

    Mr Nemtsov was shot on a bridge within sight of St Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin
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    A leading Russian opposition politician, former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian officials say.
    An unidentified attacker in a car shot Mr Nemtsov four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin, police say.
    He died hours after appealing for support for a march on Sunday in Moscow against the war in Ukraine.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the murder, the Kremlin says.
    President Putin has assumed "personal control" of the investigation into the killing, said his spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
    Investigators said the murder could have been "a provocation aimed at destabilising the country".
    The investigative committee said in a statement that several motives for the killing were being considered including "Islamic extremism".
    US President Barack Obama [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] the "brutal murder" and called on the Russian government to conduct a "prompt, impartial and transparent investigation".
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko described Mr Nemtsov as a "bridge between Ukraine and Russia".
    "The murderers' shot has destroyed it. I think it is not by accident," he said in a statement published on his administration's Facebook page.
    Boris Nemtsov was one of Russia's leading economic reformers in the 1990s (file photo from 2009)
    In a recent interview, Mr Nemtsov had said he feared Mr Putin would have him killed because of his opposition to the war in Ukraine.
    Mr Nemtsov, 55, served as first deputy prime minister under President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s.
    He had earned a reputation as an economic reformer while governor of one of Russia's biggest cities, Nizhny Novgorod.
    Falling out of favour with Yeltsin's successor, Mr Putin, he became an outspoken opposition politician.

    Analysis: Sarah Rainsford, BBC Moscow correspondentA lawyer for Mr Nemtsov reported that he had received death threats over social media in recent months; but for now there's only speculation as to why he was targeted. He openly opposed Moscow's role in the crisis in Ukraine - and the annexation by Russia of Crimea.
    He had been planning a rare public protest on Sunday against both things - and a growing economic crisis in this country.
    Since his death, social media has been flooded with tributes to a man remembered by friends as decent, honest and a democrat. He had been pushed to the political margins in Vladimir Putin's Russia, but he was still prominent enough for someone to want to kill him.
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    Mr Nemtsov was shot at around 23:40 (20:40 GMT) on Friday while crossing Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge accompanied by a woman, Russia's interior ministry said.
    He was shot with a pistol from a white car which fled the scene, a police source told Russia's Interfax news agency.
    According to Russian-language news website Meduza, "several people" got out of a car and shot him.
    One of the politician's colleagues in his RPR-Parnassus party, Ilya Yashin, confirmed Mr Nemtsov's death.
    "Unfortunately I can see the corpse of Boris Nemtsov in front of me now," he was quoted as saying by Russia's lenta.ru news website.
    Flowers were left at the site of the shooting through the night.
    People have been coming to the scene of the murder since Saturday evening to leave flowers
    Russian opposition leaders Ilya Yashin, left, and Ksenia Sobchak react to news of the death of Mr Nemtsov
    Mr Nemtsov feared his vocal opposition to President Putin's policies on Ukraine could get him killed

    Violent deaths of Putin opponentsApril 2003 - Liberal politician [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] assassinated near his Moscow home
    July 2003 - Investigative journalist [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] died after 16-day mysterious illness
    July 2004 - Forbes magazine Russian editor [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] shot from moving car on Moscow street, died later in hospital
    October 2006 - Investigative journalist [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] shot dead outside her Moscow apartment
    November 2006 - Former Russian spy [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] died nearly three weeks after drinking tea laced with polonium in London hotel
    March 2013 -[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] former Kremlin power broker turned Putin critic, found dead in his UK home

    'Putin's aggression'In his last [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], Mr Nemtsov sent out an appeal for Russia's divided opposition to unite at an anti-war march he was planning for Sunday.
    "If you support stopping Russia's war with Ukraine, if you support stopping Putin's aggression, come to the Spring March in Maryino on 1 March," he wrote.
    Speaking earlier this month to Russia's Sobesednik news website, he had spoken of his fears for his own life.
    "I'm afraid Putin will kill me," he said in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] (in Russian) on 10 February.
    "I believe that he was the one who unleashed the war in the Ukraine," he added. "I couldn't dislike him more."
    Mr Putin has been widely accused of fomenting the bloody rebellion in east Ukraine - an accusation he denies. Fighting there followed Russia's annexation of Crimea in March last year.
    Almost 5,800 people have died and at least 1.25 million have fled their homes, according to the UN.
    The Ukrainian government, Western leaders and Nato say there is clear evidence that Russia is helping the rebels with heavy weapons and soldiers.
    Independent experts echo that accusation while Moscow denies it, insisting that any Russians serving with the rebels are "volunteers".
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    Default Re: putin opposition politician shot dead

    President Putin has assumed "personal control" of the investigation into the killing
    If anyone can find out who did it, he can.

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    Default Re: putin opposition politician shot dead

    Quote Originally Posted by lagigolo View Post
    If anyone can find out who did it, he can.
    Yep he looks in the mirror case solved

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    Default Re: putin opposition politician shot dead

    They need to run this with some pro voting tag line for the whole week running upto the general election. Maybe shame some people into voting. As for "who dunnit" TBH it could just as easily be "outsiders" but also Putin associates are in the frame....Even if they ever found who done it THEY will be the fall guy where the buck stops.....No impeachment going down here lol.

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    Default Re: putin opposition politician shot dead

    Could be Putin, could be 'smear'.

    I just don't know anymore...


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