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    Putin critic, Boris Nemtsov, murdered Feb 28 2015

    Nemtsov, 55, one of Russia's most vocal critics of Putin's policies, was set to lead a rally in the Russian capital before he was gunned down on a bridge just hundreds of metres from the Kremlin yesterday.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/boris-n...utin-1.2977001

    How shocking...another Putin critic is murdered.
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    Because I am involved in mankind,
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    Putin is crazy. Why do the people in Russia put up with him?

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    Russia - Putin critic, Boris Nemtsov, murdered Feb 28 2015

    Good article.
    Assassination in Moscow

    http://www.newyorker.com/uncategoriz...tion-in-moscow

    This crime scene photo with Kremin' towers on the background,
    Pretty much exposes the culprit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lymom3 View Post
    Putin is crazy. Why do the people in Russia put up with him?
    For same reason people put up with Stalin, Hitler other dictators.
    Some are freaked out, afraid of repressions, others look up to 'great leader'
    Many Russians believe he is a great Russian, he controls media, eventually what people talk and think.
    Russia has never been really democratic.
    Those opposing him, speaking against, him knocked out.
    There is no accountability really, polls can be rigged.

    Big protests planned for today in Moscow.
    Hard to believe in any peaceful process towards democracy in Russia, any chaos hardly welcome since it's a nuclear state.


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    Russia - Putin critic, Boris Nemtsov, murdered Feb 28 2015

    Christopher Miller/Mashable via Twitter

    Nemtsov's girlfriend, Anna Duritska, says police interrogated her without lawyer present all night after murder.

    Ukrainian Anna Duritska, who witnessed Nemtsov murder, on @tvrain now, says didn't see shooter

    Nemtsov girlfriend Anna Duritska tells @tvrain she didn't see shooting, but saw gunman come from stairwell, then jump into light color car.

    http://t.co/pWUuZN9osB

    https://twitter.com/ChristopherJM


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    I very much agree with Garri Kasparov who says who pulled the trigger is not the most important question to ask in this case, but who pulled the strings.

    But this case will go unsolved as long as Putin in power.
    They have arrested bunch of Chechens, but Charlie Hebdo connection doesn't seem plausible.

    One 'suspect' who confessed, was likely tortured.

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/...kely-tortured/


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    I remember not being surprised when I heard the news he was murdered.

    I'll never understand Russia. I've tried.



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