Soviet-Style ‘Coincidences’: Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov Killed a Day Before Major Anti-Putin Protest

Soviet-Style ‘Coincidences’:  Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov Killed a Day Before Major Anti-Putin Protest

In a shocking murder that the rest of the world is supposed to believe was a coincidence, Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed a day before a significant anti-Putin protest. The Daily Mail reports on this outrage and what it means for free speech in Russia:


Hundreds of protesters have gathered at the scene where Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered to name Vladimir Putin as the culprit of his death.

Critics held up signs reading ‘we are all Nemtsov’ this afternoon to claim the 55-year-old had been murdered for openly criticising the Russian President in a similar attack on free speech to the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has blamed the Kremlin for Mr Nemtsov’s death, alleging politicians were afraid of a report the former deputy prime minister was due to share publicly.

The findings are said to link Russia to the Ukrainian crisis which has seen thousands of people slaughtered after separatist rebels and military forces clashed.

Speaking of the report Mr Nemtsov had been working on, President Poroshenko said: ‘Somebody was afraid of this, Boris wasn’t afraid. Killers and executors were afraid.’

Meanwhile opposition activists also blamed the Russian President for his death, claiming they were in ‘no doubt’ it was politically motivated.

‘I have no doubt this was a political killing. The only threat to his life came from his political activity. He had no foes other than political ones.’,’ said Ilya Yashin.

On Saturday hundreds of people gathered to lay flowers and messages of support at the scene where he was killed after enjoying dinner with his 23-year-old girlfriend.

Among placards left on mounds of flowers were some reading ‘je suis Boris’, ‘Putin killed my friend’ and ‘we are all Nemtsov’.

Critics linked his killing to the deaths of journalists at the French political magazine, Charlie Hebdo, who were slaughtered by Islamic extremists after publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

In the days before his death, Mr Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, said he feared being killed by the Russian leader.

‘I’m afraid Putin will kill me. I believe that he was the one who unleashed the war in the Ukraine. I couldn’t dislike him more,’ he said in an interview with Russia’s Sobesednik news website.

He also revealed his 86-year-old mother’s fears that he was be assassinated because of his outspoken views.

‘”When will you stop cursing Putin? He’ll kill you for that.” She was completely serious,’ he added.

The world lost a voice that did not tremble when it shouted-down the tyranny of the Putin Regime. Let’s hope that Nemtsov’s death inspire others to rise up in his place to denounce this murderous regime.

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