Contents tagged with Nemtsov

  • Russian Embassy in Czech Republic changes its address after the square it was on renamed after Nemtsov

    The Russian Embassy in Prague formally changed its official address, "moving" from Nemtsov Square, named after the murdered Russian politician. Now the diplomatic mission will use the address of its consular department, located about 400 meters from the official residence on 34 Korunovační Street.

    At the same time, as reported by the Czech news outlet Aktuálně.cz referring to the letter sent by the Russian diplomatic mission to the Czech Foreign Ministry, the physical location of the embassy …

  • 4,500 participate in memorial march for Boris Nemtsov in Moscow

    About 4,500 took part in a march in Moscow in memory of the politician Boris Nemtsov, who was killed in 2015, reports RBC news agency, citing the press service of the Moscow administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

    The Ministry noted that police and the National Guard provided security for the event.

    Vladimir Chernikov, Head of the Department of Regional Security and Counteracting Corruption of Moscow, said that there were no incidents during the event, reported RIA Novosti. “ …

  • Kadyrov believes that those sentenced for Nemtsov’s murder are innocent

    The Chechen Republic (Chechnya) natives sentenced to prison for the murder of prominent opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, are not guilty, according to a statement made by the Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, in an interview with to Russia-1.

    “According to the information I have they are not guilty. And that’s why I continue to insist that this is not just. Somebody was score-settling, killed Nemtsov, and shifted all the blame on Kadyrov. And now they say this rubbish: Kadyrov …

  • Commander of Chechen Sever battalion Zaur Dadaev, who is accused of killing Boris Nemtsov, says he is innocent

    Former deputy commander of the Chechen battalion, Sever Zaur Dadaev, accused of the murder of Russian opposition politician, Boris Nemtsov, while waiting in a pre-trial detention center, told a member of the Public Monitoring Commission, Kogershyn Sagieva, that he did not commit the crime. He stated that he was tortured, pressure was exerted on the jury, and the rest of the defendants perjured themselves.

    If I would have committed this crime in the name of Allah, then I would be the first one …

  • Witnesses: At request of Russian Federation, Bulgaria bans laying flowers in memory of Nemtsov

    The Embassy of Russia in Bulgaria has banned the laying of flowers in memory of murdered politician Boris Nemtsov anywhere near the diplomatic mission building. Journalist Natalia Novozhilova wrote about the development on her Facebook page, where she shared a post from an eyewitness named Tsvetan Kristev.

    According to the Bulgarian eyewitness, he wanted to honor the memory of Nemtsov on the anniversary of his death, but the Embassy told him that Russia would regard such an act "as a threat." …

  • New evidence emerges in Nemtsov murder investigation

    Evidence in Boris Nemtsov’s murder indicate that those accused of the crime made phone contact three times before the murder, and destroyed their phones after it was committed.

    A source close to the case told Rosbalt that after studying mobile phone calls made in the area surrounding Nemtsov’s house, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (Sledcom) were able to identify the phone numbers used by the accused. Up until the 14th of February 2015, the suspects were using two SIM …

  • Nemtsov's daughter appeals to court after Investigative Committee refuses to question ex-Chief of Internal Troops of MIA

    The Investigative Committee (IC) of the Russian Federation has refused to question the former Chief of the Internal Troops of the Russian MIA, Viktor Zolotov, in connection with Boris Nemtsov's murder. Nemtsov's daughter, Zhanna Nemtsova, has now appealed to the courts to question Zolotov. This was reported to RIA Novosti by Nemtsova’s lawyer, Vadim Prokhorov.

    “In November, we filed a petition with the IC requesting that they interrogate Viktor Zolotov but they refused. We have familiarized …

  • Authorities in Moscow removed memorial to Boris Nemtsov

    Moscow authorities have removed the makeshift memorial to Russian oppositionist Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead near the Kremlin in 2015, Radio Liberty reports.

    As was reported, on the evening of May 8th on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge, two activists who were on duty near the memorial were detained. The activists were released in the morning on May 9th.

    Employees of the state company Gormost removed the flowers and portraits of Nemetsov from the bridge.  Russian authorities have not …

  • Nemtsov's daughter calls on Russian investigators to question Ramzan Kadyrov over her father's death

    Zhanna Nemtsova, the daughter of murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, has asked Russian investigators to interrogate the Head of the Chechen Republic of Russia, Ramzan Kadyrov.

    On April 28, 2016, Nemtsova's lawyer, Vadim Prokhorov, told the news agency TASS that his client had requested that investigators question nine individuals from Kadyrov’s inner-circle in connection with the murder of her father in Moscow last year.

    Zhanna Nemtsova is the reporter of the "German Wave" and …

  • Nemtsov's report presented at PACE session

    Nemtsov’s colleagues, Ilya Yashin and Olga Shorina, have finished his report.

    At a recent Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) session, a report entitled "Putin.War" was presented. The report provides information which essentially proves the participation of Russian troops in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine as announced by an MP from the Permanent Delegation of the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament) to PACE, Georgiy Logvynsky, on his Facebook page.

    According to …