Boris Nemtsov

Killing for the Kremlin

Six years ago, world leaders from around Europe (including the Secretary General of the Council of Europe), Canada, and the United States all condemned the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, a physicist and politician who was opposed to Putin’s government. The fatal attack on Mr. Nemtsov on 27 February 2015 occurred less than two days before a planned opposition protest against Putin

Leaders were shocked and saddened by Nemtsov’s death and demanded an impartial investigation. After his murder, mourners organized a march from Kitay-gorod to the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge, where he was killed, along with other marches around Russia, London, and Paris in his memory.

In the weeks before his death, Nemtsov was vocal about his fear of being killed by Putin. Nemtsov criticized Putin’s government as an increasingly authoritarian and undemocratic regime, highlighting the widespread embezzlement and profiteering ahead of the Sochi Olympics and Russian political and military interference in Ukraine as examples of this. He published in-depth reports starting in 2008 that detailed the corruption under the Putin regime, which he was able to connect directly to the President himself. As part of this political struggle, Nemtsov was an active organizer of and participant in Dissenters’ Marches, Strategy-31 civil actions, and “For Fair Elections” rallies.

Nemtsov made an appearance on the popular American TV series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, in which he discussed the importance of Western Europe and the United States monitoring Putin’s actions both inside Russia and throughout Europe. 

We, as Europeans, are still waiting for our leaders to pass meaningful legislation that holds Putin accountable for his actions, even in the wake of Navalny’s imprisonment and the rapid and unexpected death of the doctor who treated him. Nemtsov and many others we have discussed on our blog have been pleading for change but little, if anything, has happened. How much more must people suffer before action is taken?

5 comments

  • Boris is seen speaking eloquently with Anthony Bourdain in the video. Mr Bourdain later died mysteriously by ‘suicide’ whilst making a TV series in France.

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    • One of the smallest and most evil people in Russia steals, poisons, lies, cheats, assassinates, gives businesses to friends and hurts his countrymen on a grand scale…but nothing ever happens to him.
      Then we wonder why?….
      Does this little limping penguin have kompromat on everyone or is everyone just stupid enough to believe his Napoleon-syndrome braggadocio that he will use nukes if he doesn’t like his breakfast?
      Seriously?!

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  • All the sewer rat fans in the West should be forced to look at close-up photos of his murder victims. Just thinking about such cretins (sewer rat fans) makes me sick to my stomach, not to mention the sewer rat itself. They still haven’t comprehended that the dwarf is no politician but a filthy mobster.

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  • That was the first thing the nazi rat did when he invaded: threaten a first strike nuclear response. That is where he derives his power and why America avoids direct military confrontation. Putting it simply they have more to lose than putler.
    However, I think this is the wrong strategy. When JFK, under the advice of his friend Harold Macmillan, did decide to confront Khrushchev head on, It was Khrushchev who blinked first. However, it must be admitted that Khrushchev was nowhere near as evil and sinister as putler.
    If you did not see the brief video above, it is worth doing so, as Boris describes clearly how the nazi rat operates. His interviewer also signed his own death warrant by doing it. The third man in the vid is (I think) Vladimir Kara-Murza, who has already suffered poisoning twice. Let’s hope he can keep safe.

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  • “We, as Europeans, are still waiting for our leaders to pass meaningful legislation that holds Putin accountable for his actions, even in the wake of Navalny’s imprisonment and the rapid and unexpected death of the doctor who treated him.”

    You can wait until the cows come home, this bunch of spineless appeasers would still be calling for dialogue if Russia launched an all out attack on the EU.

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