On the night of February 27, Boris Nemtsov, one of the brightest leaders of the Russian political opposition, was killed in the center of Moscow. He was shot in the back several times from a bypassing car. There is no doubt that this murder was politically motivated: Nemtsov was one of the harshest and most vocal critics of the Kremlin’s policies and Vladimir Putin personally. On March 1, he planned to lead the anticrisis march in Moscow.

This is the highest profile murder in Russia in years.

The Institute of Modern Russia would like to extend most heartfelt condolences to Boris Nemtsov’s family and friends. RIP.

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