FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 6 (2016)   

The spring that never came:
One year after Boris Nemtsov’s murder, Russia’s liberal opposition is threatened, repressed and ridiculed

Published 25.2.2016

Veera Laine
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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A year has passed since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was fatally shot in Moscow. The murder is now reported to have been solved, but the true motive remains unclear. Meanwhile, the Russian liberal opposition is being repressed by the state, threatened by the Chechen leader and ridiculed by the patriots.