|The Russian Government has|
to come clean on
the assassination of Boris Nemtsov.
a political opposition leader
Political assassinations may play a key factor in Russian politics. Sadly they too can take the wrong course . Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader and former first deputy prime minister under Boris Yeltsin, went on a prominent Moscow radio station to exhort his fellow citizens to come out to protest President Vladimir Putin’s policies.Mr Nemtsov, 55, was shot multiple times as he walked along the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky bridge, not far from the Kremlin. To kill the opposition leader is the lowest thing a government can do , and there could be adverse consequences . Honestly I can't imagine that Vladimir Putin would make a mistake like this if he was the one that ordered it carried out. ***RUSSIA's HOUSE has not been in order . Even though Putin has for 15 years been the absolute ruler of Russia he has had an effective way taking steps to modernize Russian so called Capitalism . (1)>The Russian mafia however , the underground has a strong influence in the Russian parliament. Perhaps this my have been Nemtsov's fate . Mr Putin told Mr Nemtsov's 86-year-old mother, Dina Eidman, that his death was an irreparable loss and that he had "left his trace in Russia's history, in politics and public life"."Everything will be done so that the organisers and perpetrators of a vile and cynical murder get the punishment they deserve," Mr Putin said in a telegram to Mr Nemtsov's mother published on the Kremlin's website. Speaking on radio just hours before his murder, Mr Nemtsov sounded upbeat and urged Russians to join the planned opposition rally on Sunday."The key political demand is an immediate end to the Ukraine war," he said on popular Echo of Moscow radio, adding that Mr Putin should quit.The current regime had The Kremlin has denied the claims that his murder has anything to do with Mr. Putin . That will not hold speculation.In the 21st century, in 2015, a leader of the opposition is shot dead by the Kremlin walls. It is beyond imagination. It makes no sense .How could such a prominent politician — a founder of the opposition Solidarity Party, a sitting member of the Yaroslavl city parliament — be gunned down so brazenly, within steps of the Kremlin? There are more cameras in that spot than there are grains in a packet of grain.Already, the Kremlin is muddying the waters. Immediately after the shooting, Putin’s press secretary called the killing “a provocation.” This morning, he clarified that there was no political motive behind the murder ? At the moment the investigation is focused on questioning the eyewitnesses and studying mobile traffic data in the immediate area of the crime, which may provide an insight into communications of the criminals. Footage from CCTV cameras is also being studied.While such contract street killings were commonplace in Moscow in the 1990s, the violence had dwindled under Mr. Putin, making the killing of Mr. Nemtsov all the more shocking. He is by far the most prominent public figure to die in such a fashion,The crowd, waving Russian flags and holding pictures of Mr. Nemtsov, marched through the heart of Moscow’s government district, from Slavic Square, along the embankment of the Moskva River, and past the red-brick walls of the Kremlin and the spot on a bridge where Mr. Nemtsov, a former first deputy prime minister who became a prominent critic of President Vladimir V. Putin, was killed.One placard read “Boris, we will continue your work.”
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***The Russia House is a 1990 American spy film directed by Fred Schepisi.Tom Stoppard wrote the screenplay based on John le Carré's novel of the same name.''The Russia House,'' though bleak in its political implications. The comedy is black, most of the manners being those of spies. The book is also a well-informed, up-to-the-minute political parable, incisive and instructive.is set in the Gorbachev era, about which the novel is rather gloomy. Goethe justifies his decision to hand over state secrets to the West as calling the bluff of glasnost. Mr. Gorbachev's new people talk about openness. So let them have their openness. They talk about disarmament. Let them have disarmament.(1)> “The murder could be a provocation to destabilize the political situation in the country. Nemtsov could have been chosen as a sort of 'sacral sacrifice' by those who don't hesitate to use any methods to reach their political goals,”