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Saturday, February 28, 2015

#HNNMemorial Prominent Russian politician and Opposition Leader, Boris Nemtsov shot and killed

His last tweet below asking people to come to a March 1st rally.

Moscow police are searching for suspects after prominent Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was shot to death near the Kremlin in what's being described as an ambush killing.

Details are still being gathered, but local sources reported that several shots were fired from a car, or from suspects who stepped out of a car, as Nemtsov was walking with a woman on a bridge Friday evening. Police were seen surrounding what appears to be a body bag with the Kremlin in the background. It's unclear if there were any other casualties. Nemtsov was a former deputy prime minister of Russia under President Boris Yeltsin and a well-known politician during the 1990s and into the 2000s. More recently, Nemtsov led the RPR-PARNAS, the Republican Party of Russia-People's Freedom Party. (Video via Deutsche Welle)

With files from the AJC

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