Boris Nemtsov Has Been Murdered in Moscow

Russian news agencies inform that Boris Nemtsov, an opposition politician, a dissident and the former deputy prime minister of Russia under Yeltsin, has been murdered in Moscow.

Nemtsov has been extremely critical of Putin’s regime and of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He is reported to have been shot dead with 4 shots to the chest while taking a stroll in downtown Moscow. Nemtsov was killed the day before he was scheduled to participate in an opposition march in Moscow.

P.S. Exactly one month ago today, Nemtsov said, “Putin should step down or Russia’s future will be limited to war and crisis.” Words cannot express how absolutely shocked I’m feeling. I’m very sorry for the people of Russia who have to be living in this mess of a country.

8 thoughts on “Boris Nemtsov Has Been Murdered in Moscow

  1. There seems to be a current thread in your comments of Russian exceptionalism in its rights to intervene in the affairs of adjacent sovereign states as well as domestic issues.

    Quote by V. Putin in the NYT on September 11, 2013 on the dangers of exceptionalism:

    “My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.”

    He should listen to his own words.

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    1. Good point. Putin loves this kind of thing. He accuses you of something he himself does times ten. This way he bashes you while simultaneously absolving himself of the act he’s do vehemently repudiating in words.

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