Putin's Opponent Shot Dead

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Putin condemned the killing . . . said it could be a contract killing.

I highly doubt Putin's sincerity. Obviously it was a contract killing. Could even be KGB agents who pulled the trigger but all that is mere speculation. Since Putin's unit will be in charge of the ensuing investigation to find the killers of Nemstov, we can make the assumption that the truth will never be known. The man is dead and the opposition has been emasculated. Isn't that what Putin always wanted?
 
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So he was due to lead a massive protest on Sunday. Do you think it will still go ahead or will the people be too scared to speak out? It's very curious how Putin's critics seem to end up dead isn't it...
 
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Putin has become as bad as Stalin, murdering anyone who much as squeaks. About the planned protests:

Russians to march in memory of murdered critic of Putin | Reuters

Opposition supporters will march through Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has increased concern about Russia's future among opponents of President Vladimir Putin.

Thousands of people laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on a bridge near the Kremlin where the opposition politician and former deputy prime minister was shot dead late on Friday.

National investigators who answer to Putin say they are pursuing several lines of inquiry, including the possibility that Nemtsov, a Jew, was killed by radical Islamists or that the opposition killed him to blacken the president's name.

Putin's opponents say such suggestions show the cynicism of Russia's leaders as they whip up nationalism, hatred and anti-Western hysteria to rally support for his policies on Ukraine and deflect blame for an economic crisis.

"It is a blow to Russia. If political views are punished this way, then this country simply has no future," Sergei Mitrokhin, an opposition leader, said of Nemtsov's murder.

Putin has described the killing as a "provocation", and told Nemtsov's mother that the killers would be found and punished.

Some Muscovites, accepting a line repeated by state media, appear to agree that the opposition, struggling to make an impact after a clampdown on dissent in Putin's third spell as president, might have killed one of their own.

"The authorities definitely do not benefit from this. Everybody had long forgotten about this man, Nemtsov ... It is definitely a 'provocation'," said one Moscow resident, who gave his name only as Denis.

PUTIN REMAINS DOMINANT

Nemtsov, who was 55, was one of the leading lights of an opposition struggling to revive its fortunes, three years after mass rallies against Putin that failed to prevent him returning to the presidency after four years as prime minister.

Putin has now been Russia's dominant leader since 2000, when ailing President Boris Yeltsin chose the former KGB spy as his successor, a role Nemtsov had once been destined to play.

Even many of Putin's opponents have little doubt that he will win another six years in power at the next election, due in 2018, despite a financial crisis aggravated by Western economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis and a fall in oil prices.

Many opposition leaders have been jailed on what they say are trumped-up charges, or have fled the country.

Nemtsov had hoped, however, to start the opposition's revival with a march in Marino on the outskirts of Moscow on Sunday to protest against Putin's economic policies and what they see as Russia's involvement in the separatist war in east Ukraine. The Kremlin denies any role in the fighting.

Announcing a new plan after Nemtsov's death, Leonid Volkov, one of the organizers, said: "The march in the Marino district which we had planned - a positive march with flags and balloons - does not fit this tragic moment and the magnitude of Nemtsov's persona, as well as the magnitude of the red line we have now crossed and which we have not yet recognized."

The opposition said Moscow city authorities had approved the march from 3 p.m. (1200 GMT), allowing for up to 50,000 people, though the organizers say more could show up to march alongside the River Moskva.

Nemtsov had said in an interview that he feared Putin may want him dead because of his outspoken criticism of Russia's role in Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Nemtsov had told him about two weeks ago that he planned to publish evidence of Russian involvement in Ukraine's separatist conflict.

"Someone was very afraid of this ... They killed him," Poroshenko said in televised comments shown in Ukraine.

Kiev, the West and some Russians accuse Moscow of sending troops and weaponry to support separatist rebels who have risen up in east Ukraine, an accusation Russia has denied.

Others saw the murder as a result of a climate of fear where Putin demands total loyalty and supporters go to great lengths to do what they think may please him.
 
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Not the first anti-Putin person who has been murdered in the good old Soviet Russia. And probably won't be the last one either... unfortunately this is the way politics are apparently handled over there.
 
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Honestly the guy isn't even cold yet and Poroshenko as a real scavenger is already trying to get something out of the situation.
A witness has reported to the police and now they have a general description of the suspect:

A witness to Nemtsov’s murder has described the killer to police.

“We are looking for a man 170-175 cm (5 foot, 7 inches) high, of regular physique, dark cropped hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a brown sweater,” a police source told LifeNews.

The same source said the car the killer used was a silver-colored VAZ-21102, with North Ossetia number plates.
A video of the murder has also been released:

 
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Putin's critics do have a way of dying in suspicious circumstances. Alexander Litvinenko, critic of the Putin regime and ex-FSB officer, was poisoned with radioactive polonium.
 
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It's obvious now. With 70,000 people attending Nemtsov's funeral, that only proves that Russian citizens have already had enough of Putin's dictatorship. They can no longer stand and watch instrumental people die just because a lunatic wants to drag the rest of the country to war. All it take for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Russians will no longer follow Putin's lead so blindly especially when the country's security hangs in the balance.
 
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I know that Putin's critics will seize this movement to go after him. This probably not going to be the last time there going to be a assassination in Russia. Beside for additional attacks on him, I don't see anything like a Arab Spring happening in Russia.
 
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I know that Putin's critics will seize this movement to go after him. This probably not going to be the last time there going to be a assassination in Russia. Beside for additional attacks on him, I don't see anything like a Arab Spring happening in Russia.
I am not surprised either. Russia has been the very unlucky with all the assassinations that have taken placed. Hope things would get better but I highly doubt it.
 
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Was that not obvious! Putin is the devil and he will stop at nothing to be in power. The results of his actions are reflected on what happened with the Ukraine when planes were shot down full of innocent people. Ukraine or Russia? after the continuous disturbance and interference from Russia one cannot help but think of Putin being the one behind all the fatal errors
 
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My question is how much longer will the Russian people put up with him? The Russian people are not known for the tolerance or patience. I'm surprised he's lasted this long. Then again, we still have Obama.
 
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Putin has become as bad as Stalin, murdering anyone who much as squeaks. About the planned protests:

Russians to march in memory of murdered critic of Putin | Reuters

Opposition supporters will march through Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has increased concern about Russia's future among opponents of President Vladimir Putin.

Thousands of people laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on a bridge near the Kremlin where the opposition politician and former deputy prime minister was shot dead late on Friday.

National investigators who answer to Putin say they are pursuing several lines of inquiry, including the possibility that Nemtsov, a Jew, was killed by radical Islamists or that the opposition killed him to blacken the president's name.

Putin's opponents say such suggestions show the cynicism of Russia's leaders as they whip up nationalism, hatred and anti-Western hysteria to rally support for his policies on Ukraine and deflect blame for an economic crisis.

"It is a blow to Russia. If political views are punished this way, then this country simply has no future," Sergei Mitrokhin, an opposition leader, said of Nemtsov's murder.

Putin has described the killing as a "provocation", and told Nemtsov's mother that the killers would be found and punished.

Some Muscovites, accepting a line repeated by state media, appear to agree that the opposition, struggling to make an impact after a clampdown on dissent in Putin's third spell as president, might have killed one of their own.

"The authorities definitely do not benefit from this. Everybody had long forgotten about this man, Nemtsov ... It is definitely a 'provocation'," said one Moscow resident, who gave his name only as Denis.

PUTIN REMAINS DOMINANT

Nemtsov, who was 55, was one of the leading lights of an opposition struggling to revive its fortunes, three years after mass rallies against Putin that failed to prevent him returning to the presidency after four years as prime minister.

Putin has now been Russia's dominant leader since 2000, when ailing President Boris Yeltsin chose the former KGB spy as his successor, a role Nemtsov had once been destined to play.

Even many of Putin's opponents have little doubt that he will win another six years in power at the next election, due in 2018, despite a financial crisis aggravated by Western economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis and a fall in oil prices.

Many opposition leaders have been jailed on what they say are trumped-up charges, or have fled the country.

Nemtsov had hoped, however, to start the opposition's revival with a march in Marino on the outskirts of Moscow on Sunday to protest against Putin's economic policies and what they see as Russia's involvement in the separatist war in east Ukraine. The Kremlin denies any role in the fighting.

Announcing a new plan after Nemtsov's death, Leonid Volkov, one of the organizers, said: "The march in the Marino district which we had planned - a positive march with flags and balloons - does not fit this tragic moment and the magnitude of Nemtsov's persona, as well as the magnitude of the red line we have now crossed and which we have not yet recognized."

The opposition said Moscow city authorities had approved the march from 3 p.m. (1200 GMT), allowing for up to 50,000 people, though the organizers say more could show up to march alongside the River Moskva.

Nemtsov had said in an interview that he feared Putin may want him dead because of his outspoken criticism of Russia's role in Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Nemtsov had told him about two weeks ago that he planned to publish evidence of Russian involvement in Ukraine's separatist conflict.

"Someone was very afraid of this ... They killed him," Poroshenko said in televised comments shown in Ukraine.

Kiev, the West and some Russians accuse Moscow of sending troops and weaponry to support separatist rebels who have risen up in east Ukraine, an accusation Russia has denied.

Others saw the murder as a result of a climate of fear where Putin demands total loyalty and supporters go to great lengths to do what they think may please him.
Okay im sorry but your initial statement here is FAR off and I have no sympathy for Putin at all.

Stalin was directly responsible for killing MILLIONS of people. Please do not compare Putin to one of the most evil rulers of all time.
 
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