Boris Nemtsov, Russian opposition leader, shot dead in Moscow

February 27, 2015 10:37 PM

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Boris Nemtsov, Russian opposition leader, shot dead in Moscow

Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, has been shot dead in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said early on Saturday.

Nemtsov, 55, an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had been due to take part on Sunday in the first big opposition protest in months in the Russian capital.

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