Tag: Boris Nemtsov

List of Kremlin-Linked Deaths Since Nemtsov’s Murder Continues to Lengthen

March 2, 2017

US-based Russian journalist Kseniya Kirillova recalls Aleksandr Shchetinin, the Russian-Ukrainian journalist behind the site Novy Region-2 who died in mysterious circumstances the day before Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed, and others who have died in the intervening period in what appear to be somewhat mysterious circumstances.

Despite Legal Uncertainties, Navalny Vows to Continue Presidential Campaign, But Federal Law Not on His Side

February 10, 2017

Supporters of opposition leader Alexey Navalny have debated the Constitutional interpretation of Russian law that might allow him to run for president despite his recent criminal conviction. But federal law is not on his side.

Court Fails to Put Together Jury for Nemtsov Murder Trial; Selection Postponed Until September

August 24, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: The Moscow Military District Court has failed to put together a jury in the trial for the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. 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. The previous issue is here. Recent […]

AM News: ‘Rent-a-Crowd’ Sees Off Russian Olympic Team; MinFin to Slash Support for Small Business

July 29, 2016

The Russian Ministry of Finance is proposing to slash support of small and medium business nearly in half.

Getting The News From Chechnya – The Crackdown On Free Press You May Have Missed

March 16, 2016

When a minivan with eight Russian and European journalists and human rights activists was attacked on March 9 by a band of professional thugs near the border of Ingushetia and Chechnya last week, the story was covered briefly in some world news outlets but didn’t attract much attention. Putin’s war in Syria has distracted from […]

Why The World Should Care About The Assassination Of Boris Nemtsov

March 2, 2016

When opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, the charismatic former deputy prime minister and exposer of Kremlin corruption in the Olympic Games, was assassinated last year, President Vladimir Putin was widely misreported as taking “personal control” of the investigation. In fact, as his spokesman Dmitry Peskov later explained, Putin had assigned the heads of Russia’s three top […]