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Boris Nemtsov’s last facebook post: Crimea annexed unlawfully - The Cold War Returns
2015/02/28 EUROMAIDAN PRESS

On the evening of 27 January 2015, the oppositionary Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was killed near the Kremlin. His last facebook post, made in the morning of that day, was about the illegitimacy of Crimean “referendum” with which Putin annexed the Ukrainian peninsula. We provide a translation:

“The referendum is Putin’s main argument in support of the annexation of Crimea

We remember how it started. The day before, on 27 February 2014 the building of the Verkhovha Rada [of Crimea] was seized by armed people. Girkin wrote and talked about that often. By the way, he was taking part in the invasion.

Then, without a quorum (there were 47 out of 100 deputies in the hall) the Verkhovha Rada of Crimea at gunpoint voted to conduct a referendum for independence. There was no press in the hall, and no broadcast.

This one episode tells about the total unlawfulness of Crimea’s seizure.

But Putin and Lavrov continue to mumble [their lies].

Watch this video of the seizure of the building of the Cabinet of Ministers of Crimea.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...UHtwAh6SGU#t=0
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Russians To March For Murdered Nemtsov
RFE/RL March 01, 2015 RADIO FREE EUROPE

Opposition supporters are due to march through Moscow on March 1 in memory of the slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

Thousands of people laid flowers and lit candles on February 28 on a bridge near the Kremlin where the opposition politician and former deputy prime minister was shot dead late on February 27.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the killing as a "provocation", and told Nemtsov's mother that the killers would be found and punished.

National investigators say they are pursuing several lines of inquiry, including the possibility that Nemtsov, who was Jewish, was killed by radical Islamists or that the opposition killed him to blacken the president's name.

Nemtsov had said in an interview that he feared Putin may want him dead because of his outspoken criticism of Russia's role in Ukraine's separatist conflict.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Nemtsov had told him about two weeks ago that he planned to publish evidence of Russian involvement in Ukraine's separatist conflict.

"Someone was very afraid of this ... They killed him," Poroshenko said in televised comments shown in Ukraine.

Kyiv, and many in the West accuse Moscow of sending soldiers and arms to support separatist rebels who have risen up in east Ukraine, an accusation Russia has denied.

Nemtsov's lawyer told RFE/RL's Russian Service that Nemtsov was a victim of Russia's political regime no matter who pulled the trigger.

Nemtsov's killing has been condemned around the globe.

On February 28, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he "was shocked by and condemns the brutal killing" of Nemtsov.

Amnesty International said his killing "must be promptly, impartially and effectively investigated."

The killing came just hours after a radio interview in which Nemtsov denounced Putin's "mad, aggressive" policies and the day before he was to help lead a rally protesting Russia's actions in the Ukraine crisis and the economic crisis at home.

After his death, organizers canceled the rally and instead called for a demonstration to mourn him on March 1 in central Moscow.

The city gave quick approval for that gathering, in contrast to its usual slow and grudging permission for opposition rallies.

The opposition leader's slaying adds to a growing list of Russian activists, journalists, and politicians who have challenged the Kremlin since the collapse of the Soviet Union some 25 years ago.
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Moscow March Honors Slain Putin Critic
NBC News Alexey Eremenko 9:41 AM ET 2/1/2015

People march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, near the Kremlin in Moscow on March 1, 2015.

MOSCOW — Immense crowds turned out in Moscow on Sunday to march through the city in honor of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

Nemtsov — an opposition politician and frequent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin — was supposed to appear at a Sunday rally protesting Russia's role in the fighting in Ukraine. The rally was converted into a memorial march after the 55-year-old was gunned down late Friday on a street just steps from the Kremlin.

Russians of all ages took to the streets under gray skies on Sunday, many carrying signs with a single word: "Fight" and clutching images of Nemtsov.

Nemtsov's death has ignited a fury among opposition figures who've assailed the Kremlin for creating an atmosphere of intolerance of any dissent and called the killing an assassination. Putin has called Nemtsov's killing a "provocation," and told Nemtsov's mother that the killers would be found and punished.

The opposition said Moscow city authorities had approved the march from 3 p.m. (7:00 EST), allowing for up to 50,000 people, though the organizers say more could show up to march alongside the River Moskva, according to Reuters.
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Ukrainian model missing after witnessing murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov
14:46 Mar. 1, 2015 UKRAINE TODAY

The Ukrainian Embassy's head of Consular Affairs in Russia said location of Anna Duritskaya not known

A Ukrainian young lady who witnessed the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has gone missing. That's according to the head of consular affairs at the Ukrainian Embassy in Russia, reports Ukraine's UNIAN news agency.

The diplomat said with 23-year-old model Anna Duritskaya being classed as a witness, she is entitled to return to Ukraine. At the same time, Ukrainian MP Ostap Semerak reports that Russian law enforcement have forcibly detained her in a private apartment without being granted consular assistance. However, she has occasionally been in contact.

Anna Duritskaya was walking Nemtsov near the Kremlin early on Friday night when the prominent Russian politician was shot dead. http://uatoday.tv/news/ukrainian-mod...ov-412531.html
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Moscow city authorities had approved a march of up to 50,000 people there.

The attendance has yet to be confirmed but runs into the tens of thousands

There has been no official figure on turnout yet, with estimates ranging from 16,000 to 70,000.

Many people carried the national flag and flowers to lay at the scene of the killing, which is already piled high with tributes. A few were holding Ukrainian flags.

Some of the placards read "He died for the future of Russia" and "They were afraid of you, Boris".

Opposition politician Ilya Yashin told Associated Press: "It is an act of terror. It is a political murder aimed at frightening the... part of the population that supported Nemtsov and did not agree with the government. I hope we won't get scared."

Another opposition figure, Gennady Gudkov, told Reuters: "If we can stop the campaign of hate that's being directed at the opposition, then we have a chance to change Russia. If not, then we face the prospect of mass civil conflict."

Pro-Kremlin activists from the group Anti-Maidan had said they would not disrupt the march.

At the scene: Sarah Rainsford, BBC News, Moscow

There's a very sombre mood here, as the crowd gathers to remember Boris Nemtsov. There's still a deep sense of shock at his killing just beneath the Kremlin walls.

He had been planning a rare opposition rally today - against the policies of President Putin. Instead his friends and supporters have come out to mourn his death.

Mr Nemtsov's friends are certain he died for daring to speak out against corruption, against Mr Putin's increasingly authoritarian rule and against the conflict in Ukraine that Russia denies any role in. Boris Nemtsov called it President Putin's "mad, aggressive war."

But above all - there's anger here, at the fervently nationalist mood that Mr Putin's policies have created. One that's fanned each day, by state television.

Russia has become a country where critics are labelled traitors. And now, one of the sharpest voices of dissent has been silenced. BBC News - Boris Nemtsov murder: Tens of thousands march in Moscow
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Moscow march: thousands gather in memory of Boris Nemtsov - VIDEO THE GUARDIAN March 1, 2015
Moscow march: thousands gather in memory of Boris Nemtsov - video | World news | The Guardian
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Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov gives his last televised interview just hours before being shot dead near the Kremlin. In the interview, on radio station Ekho Moskvy in Moscow, Nemtsov calls for political reform in Russia and labels president Vladimir Putin a 'pathological liar', who he blames for starting an 'insane, aggressive [and] murderous' war in the Ukraine

Boris Nemtsov interviewed hours before death: ‘Putin is a pathological liar’ | World news | The Guardian
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