Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, 55, a leading critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead in central Moscow early Saturday, according to Russian media reports. He was reportedly shot four times in the chest, while walking home near the Kremlin, by several assailants who opened fire on Nemtsov and a woman with him.
A former deputy prime minister, Nemtsov had in recent days been promoting an opposition rally planned for Sunday. Hours before his death, he appeared on the radio station Echo Moskvy urging listeners to attend the march.
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Source: Foreign Policy