Russia Update: Opposition Mourns Leader Boris Nemtsov, Assassinated Near Kremlin

February 28, 2015
Flowers laid at the site of the murder of Boris Nemtsov. Attached to the bouquet is the leaflet advertising the opposition march for March 1, now cancelled, which Nemtsov was to lead. The slogan says, "Spring: Without you it will not come." February 28, 2015. Photo by Philipp Kireev

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

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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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