Prominent Politician And Putin Critic Shot To Death In Moscow; “Shocked” John Kerry Urges Russia To Bring Justice

Prominent Politician And Putin Critic Shot To Death In Moscow; “Shocked” John Kerry Urges Russia To Bring Justice

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-27/prominent-russian-politician-and-putin-critic-shot-death-center-moscow

Update: John Kerry has decided to comment:

 

Updates from Interfax:

  • PUTIN TAKES NEMTSOV MURDER UNDER PERSONAL CONTROL – PESKOV
  • BORIS NEMTSOV’S KILLING COULD BE ACT OF PROVOCATION, COMMITTED IN THE RUN-UP TO OPPOSITION MARCH SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 1 – SOURCE
  • CRIMINAL CASE OPENED INTO BORIS NEMTSOV’S KILLING – RUSSIAN INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN MARKIN
  • NEMTSOV’S DEATH APPEARS TO BE CONTRACT KILLING – SOURCE
  • INVESTIGATORS QUESTIONING WITNESSES TO NEMTSOV’S MURDER, CAREFULLY EXAMINING CRIME SCENE – INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN MARKIN
  • AT LEAST SEVEN SHOTS FIRED AT BORIS NEMTSOV FROM CAR PASSING BY – RUSSIAN INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN MARKIN

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Just nine hours after tweeting “Putin annexed Crimea and is now handing over Siberia to the Chinese,” and three ours after calling for a “Russian Spring” march, prominent Vladimir Putin critic and former deputy prime minister (in March 1997 Nemtsov was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, with special responsibility for reform of the energy sector), Boris Nemtsov, was killed in the center of Moscow.

 As The BBC notes, the Russian opposition politician and former deputy PM was shot to death on a Moscow street. Life News is reporting he was shot in the chest four times on a street very close to Red Square.

 

Nemtsov’s last 2 tweets today…

The scene of the murder:

As Life News reports,

Late on the Friday night in downtown Moscow on Vasilevsky Spusk was killed prominent politician Boris Nemtsov.

 

According to preliminary data, the killer shot four times at the 55-year-old politician and fled the scene. The opposition leader died on the scene of the shooting.

 

The death of the politician was confirmed by his colleague from the “Republican Party of Russia – People’s Freedom Party” Ilya Yashin.

 

“Nemtsov was shot. He’s dead – Yashin wrote on his page on “Facebook”.

 

Boris Nemtsov was one of the founders and leaders of the “Solidarity” party, co-chairman of a political party RPR-Parnassus, as well as a member of the Coordination Council of Russian opposition

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The question now: who did it – a retaliation or a provocation, and if so – who is behind it and why? And of course – how will PUtin respond? 

One thing is certain: the full weight of the western media will fall like a ton of bricks on Putin and on what has already been described as Russia’s descent “into darkness.” 

More sanctions are almost certainly imminent, as is the escalation over Syria and the Ukraine conflict.

Live feed from the scene of the murder:

9 comments

  • theunhivedmind

    RIght we have some nefarious actions going on here! The first clue to who may really be behind the attack would be who voices their opinion first outside Russia? Skull & Bones (War) John Kerry the warmongering trouble maker hits the mark just as we would expect. Why is John Kerry so worried about a Russia politician? John Kerry, John ‘Snitch terrorist’ McCain, Hillary ‘Benghazi Queen Melusina’ Clinton, Victoria ‘Nazi’ Nuland, Madeline Albright and others are all trying to bring about a color revolution in Russia.

    Russian power is made up of around fifty percent New Venice (Britain) controlled puppets and fifty percent Putin/Russian power. Putin has been removing the New Venice influence from the Russia Federation but he still has some way to go in order to totally cleanse the nation of such parasitic pirate infestion. So with this event I believe we may have two possibilities over who was involved in this horizontalization. The first could be that New Venice itself assassinated their own puppet Nemtsov in order to really kick up a fuss internally in the Russian Federation as an attempt to gain more support for the anti-Putin camp ready for an attempt at a future coup d’etat. Believe me these cretins will horizontalize anyone if it suits their bigger cause even their own worker slaves like Nemtsov. Two we could have Putin’s hand in the murder of Nemtsov and rightfully so as Nemtsov is on the payroll of New Venice and a threat to true Russian National Security at a time right now which is basically a covert war footing. Russia is at war with New Venice but for now its not directly with bombs and soldiers. I have no problems with Putin removing such pond scum as Nemtsov who was a pure lowlife treasonous slave for the world’s biggest Zeusian pirates.

    Maybe New Venice couldn’t afford to lose Nemtsov as they need as many people as they can get in the Putin fire-walled Russia but on the other hand New Venice may have sacrificed their own insider just as MI6 did with Alexander Litvinenko and then blamed the Russian FSB. We know New Venice is operating black-op assassination teams in Russia and this was evident in the horizontalization of Christophe de Margerie all because of his aid to Russia with the energy de-dollarization. Do not put anything past these Pirates of New Venice known to most as the British Empire which veils itself behind its American Empire (USA Financial Group Ltd) like the backward coward it has always been.

    No doubt regardless whether Putin did or didn’t have this guy killed you can bet British and U.S zionist controlled media will be throwing anti-Putin propaganda mantras all day long and the Stanford University (slave of the mind-bending Venetian Arsenal) mob will be up to their old tricks. Remember all this anti-Putin and anti-China is all because of the Zeusian western failed bankrupt monetary and power system is threatened by the Promethean BRICS New Development Bank and a newer and freer system for the people of Earth. Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II and their minions can take their Zeusian genocidal system and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine. Its time to put those Venetian rooted vermin back in Venice prior to sinking the hell hole once and for all. Other than that I suggest Putin fires nuclear missiles at the City of London and Westminster to rid planet Earth of this pirate of pirates once and for all and then the sun will finally set on the Zeusian British Empire. Lets see what blackswan event Putin has in store for the Bullingdon Club dysfunctional child known as David Cameron if he’s gets his way wanting to remove Russia from the SWIFT. David Cameron sings to the tune of the City of London Corporation and the New Doge (Queen).

    Long live Vladimir Putin and the BRICS!

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  • sasquatch

    The RT clip that I saw had a guest that stated that Putin taking this puppet cockroach out was the last thing he would have considered for the following grounds. Putin as usual was ahead of the game and knew of the propaganda would be coming out against him hard and fast. Most importantly Nemtsov was little more of a complete nuisance to Putin and supposedly he held very little political traction. So the first proposition would seem to be most likely in my opinion.

    • theunhivedmind

      Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, blamed “Western special services, trying by any means to create internal conflict in Russia“.

      Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Mr Putin had noted “that this cruel murder has all the makings of a contract hit and is extremely provocative”.

      Others suggested there could have been personal enmity over his private or business life.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31677506

    • theunhivedmind

      Well if this New Venice puppet wasn’t much of a threat to Putin then you can bet your life that New Venice had him horizontalized to stir up the pot within the Russian Federation. Putin will keep control of the situation and clamp down on the treasonous filth trying to infiltrate his nation as they try to destroy Russia. I’m sure we will see some kind of a response from Vladimir very shortly and rest assured it will be a harder hitting event than this weak New Venice geopolitical pirate action. I think a couple of Bear-Bombers accompanied by a few Sukhoi PAK-FA T50s should enter New Venice (Britain) air-space and drop a nice payload as the Sukhoi’s remove the over-hyped, clapped out and backward Zeusian NATO/Royal Air Force. If this horizontalization had been executed by the Russian FSB then you’d hardly have any CCTV footage because it would most likely be censored like what happened in Paris with the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George’s assassination of Princess Diana and also the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath’s attack (Amec PLC) on the Pentagon on 9/11. Now we have CCTV footage of this assassination in Russia.

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  • theunhivedmind

    Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov explains…

     

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    Members of Russian Presidential Council to Monitor Nemtsov Funeral March © AFP 2015/ SERGEI GAPON

    04:36 01.03.2015(updated 10:02 01.03.2015)
    http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150301/1018903363.html

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to a statement, posted on the council’s website, six of its members will attend the Sunday march, monitoring the situation.

    Nemtsov, who served as Russian deputy prime minister under the country’s former President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s and later turned into an opposition politician, co-chairing the RPR-PARNAS political party since 2012, was killed on Friday night when several shots were fired at him from a passing car in central Moscow.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced on Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered the Investigative Committee, the Interior Ministry and the Federal Security Service to set up an investigative team to look into the murder of Boris Nemtsov.

    Putin stressed that the murder was a provocation and that there was a high chance that it was a contract killing.

    Nemtsov was shot one day ahead of the planned Vesna (“Spring”) opposition rally scheduled to take place in the Russian capital on March 1.

    On Saturday, co-chair of the RPR-PARNAS political party, Mikhail Kasyanov, announced that the rally would be turned into a funeral march in memory of Nemtsov.

    Moscow authorities sanctioned the march later in the day. The event is expected to gather up to 50,000 people.

  • theunhivedmind

    Boris Nemtsov’s Killers Tried to Destabilize Russia – Gorbachev

    11:32 28.02.2015(updated 12:13 28.02.2015)
    http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150228/1018878675.html

    Soviet ex-President Mikhail Gorbachev sees the assassination of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov as an attempt to destabilize Russia. He also warns against calls to give excessive powers to law enforcement and security agencies.

    “The assassination of Boris Nemtsov is an attempt to complicate the situation in the country, even to destabilize it by ratcheting up tensions between the government and the opposition,” Gorbachev said

    “Just who did this is hard to say, let’s not jump to any conclusions right now and give the investigators time to sort this all out,” he added.

    Gorbachev did not rule out that the high-profile murder could encourage some people to urge the authorities to introduce a state of emergency, which he said would only exacerbate what is already a difficult situation.

    Boris Nemtsov was shot and killed in downtown Moscow on Friday night by unknown assassins who fired at least six shots at the opposition politician before taking off in a white car, probably a Ford Focus or Ford Mondeo, which is currently being sought by police.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the assassination and expressed his condolences to the family. “Putin has stressed that this brutal murder has all [the] signs of a contract murder and is extremely provocative,” presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday.

    “With all due respect to the memory of Boris Nemtsov, in political terms he did not pose any threat to the current Russian leadership or Vladimir Putin. If we compare popularity levels, Putin’s and the government’s ratings and so on, in general Boris Nemtsov was just a little bit more than an average citizen,” Peskov added.

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, meanwhile, urged the law enforcement agencies to make every effort to track down the perpetrators of the “ghastly assassination of a prominent politician.”

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