Killed dissident, oppositionist, former Boris Yeltsin favorite and former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov. Photo of Boris Nemtsov killed by the Kremlin published.
This is the first time that such a high-level politician has been murdered in Russia.
Boris Nemtsov was killed by several shots late Friday night in central Moscow, 200 meters from the Kremlin. Six rounds were found at the scene of the murder, and Nemtsov was hit four times, wounding him to death.
Investigators are examining all versions of Nemtsov’s murder, a spokesman for the Moscow Main Investigation Board said on Saturday.
Law enforcement officials believe that Nemtsov’s murder was carefully planned and prepared in advance. The most likely version is that it was a custom murder.
Boris Nemtsov was 55 years old.