Boris Nemtsov

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Boris Nemtsov
Борис Немцов
Boris Nemtsov 2014.jpg
Nemtsov in 2013
Deputy Prime Minister of Russia
In office
28 April 1998 – 28 August 1998
PresidentBoris Yeltsin
Prime MinisterSergey Kirienko
Viktor Chernomyrdin (acting)
First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia
In office
17 March 1997 – 28 April 1998
Serving with Anatoly Chubais
PresidentBoris Yeltsin
Prime MinisterViktor Chernomyrdin
Preceded byVladimir Putin
Alexey Bolshakov
Viktor Ilyushin
Succeeded byYuri Maslyukov
Vadim Gustov
Personal details
BornBoris Yefimovich Nemtsov
(1959-10-09)9 October 1959
Sochi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died27 February 2015(2015-02-27) (aged 55)
Moscow, Russia
Political partyUnion of Right Forces (1999–2008)
Solidarnost (since 2008)
PARNAS (2010–12)
Republican Party of Russia – PARNAS (since 2012)
ReligionRussian Orthodox
AwardsMedal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" (second degree, 1995); Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise (Fifth degree, 2006) [1]

Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov (Russian: Бори́с Ефи́мович Немцо́в Russian pronunciation: [bɐˈrʲis jɪˈfʲiməvʲɪtɕ nʲɪmˈt͡sof]; 9 October 1959 – 27 February 2015) was a Russian scientist, statesman and liberal politician. He had a successful political career during the 1990s under President Boris Yeltsin. Since 2000 had been an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin. He was shot and killed in February 2015 for his pro-democracy views on Russia, probably by loyalists of Vladimir Putin, on a bridge near the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow.[2]

Nemtsov studied physics, and held the equivalent of a Phd in physics and mathematics, from the university of Nizhny Novgorod, which was called Gorki at the time.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Борис Немцов".
  2. Amos, Howard; Millward, David (27 February 2015). "Leading Putin critic gunned down outside Kremlin". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 28 February 2015.