Russia Update: Opposition Leader Nemtsov Shot Dead, 2 Days Before Leading Protest March

February 27, 2015
Boris Nemtsov in RFE/RL's Moscow studio (file photo)

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Boris Nemtsov, opposition leader, has been shot dead two days before he was to lead a protest march against Russia’s war on Ukraine and the government’s handling of economic crisis.

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