Prominent Putin Opponent Assassinated

Mr Boris Nemtsov, 55, a former deputy prime minister of Russia under the late President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s who later became one of Vladimir Putin’s top opponents died on Friday after being shot four times on the street in central Moscow. He was reportedly shot near the Kremlin while walking with a woman. He died just before a march in Moscow against the war in Ukraine which he was actively promoting. 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, Vladimir Putin, Mr Nemtsov became an outspoken opposition politician.

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