Tag: Boris Nemtsov

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 […]

How Boris Nemtsov Was Murdered: Novaya Gazeta’s Investigation

February 27, 2016

A number of different scenarios for how opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was assassinated on February 27, 2015 have been published in both the independent and pro-Kremlin Russian media this past year, notably by RosBalt, Novaya Gazeta, Moskovsky Komsomolets and REN-TV. The heads of the Investigative Committee, Federal Security Service and Interior Ministry were tasked by […]

Russia Update: March in Memory of Slain Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov

LIVE UPDATES: The march to commemorate slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has started in Moscow. 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 Translations: –The Non-Hybrid War –Kashin Explains His ‘Letter to Leaders’ […]