20 years under Putin: a timeline

M.A. (Cantab.) in History; senior advisor, Institute of Modern Russia

Boris Nemtsov is widely known as the first governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, as deputy prime minister of Russia in the 1990s, and as one of the leaders the Russian opposition in the 2000s. His parliamentary activities have not been studied as well. Yet for a total of thirteen years – from 1990 to 1997, and again from 1999 to 2003 – he has served in Russia’s national legislative bodies: as a people’s deputy of the RSFSR; as a member of the Supreme Soviet’s legislative committee; as a member of the Federation Council and later of the State Duma, where he was deputy speaker and leader of the “Union of Rights Forces” group. The article examines the legacy of Boris Nemtsov as a Russian parliamentarian.

This article appeared in Tauride Readings 2016, an edited volume published by the Center for the History of Parliamentarianism at the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly (St. Petersburg, 2017). It is available in Russian.