Two Chechens charged in slaying of Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Mar 9, 2015

Two Chechens charged in slaying of Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Russian authorities said Sunday they had charged two men over the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov and said one of them was a former senior policeman from the mainly Muslim region of Chechnya who had confessed to involvement in what they described as ...

Five Nemtsov killing suspects arraigned; one said to confess

Mar 8, 2015

Five Nemtsov killing suspects arraigned; one said to confess

Russian news agencies said Sunday one of the suspects in the killing of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has admitted involvement in the crime. Judge Nataliya Mushnikova said that Zaur Dadaev made a statement confirming his guilt, according to the reports. They did not ...

Russia detains two more men in Boris Nemtsov murder inquiry

Mar 8, 2015

Russia detains two more men in Boris Nemtsov murder inquiry

Russian police have arrested another two men over the killing of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down in the center of Moscow, state media reported Sunday, bringing the number held to four. Albert Barakhoyev, secretary of the Security Council of the Russian ...

Mar 7, 2015

Russia detains two suspects in murder of Nemtsov

Two suspects have been detained in the killing a week ago of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the head of Russia’s federal security service said Saturday, an announcement received with both skepticism and reserved satisfaction by some of Nemtsov’s comrades. Alexander Bortnikov, in comments shown ...

Mar 6, 2015

A brutal murder in Moscow

The assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov last week shows that Nemtsov himself might have overestimated the state of affairs when he said in an interview the day before his death that Russia's opposition was at the absolute low point.

Mar 6, 2015

Little Estonia did its post-Soviet homework

by Leonid Bershidsky

There aren't many European leaders who take a harder line on Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggression in Ukraine than Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. But Ilves' sympathy for Ukraine is tempered by his belief that it didn't do enough in advance to protect itself.