On February 27, 2015, Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader, was murdered in cold blood steps away from the Kremlin.
This egregious crime hasn’t been properly investigated. Despite the ongoing trial, we can already see that masterminds and organizers of Nemtsov’s assassination won’t be brought to justice in today’s Putin’s Russia. Nemtsov’s case hasn’t been even qualified as political motivated or as an assassination of a statesman.
Since Nemtsov’s murder there have been many changes in Russia and in the world: Russian people kept leaving our home country and some world leaders started to speak about “business as usual” with Vladimir Putin.
What hasn’t been changed is that Boris Nemtsov is still a unifying figure for Russian pro-democracy opposition. Memory about him will always consolidate us, true patriots and citizens of Russia, all those who don’t want to reconcile with the current Kremlin’s regime and its crimes. Over 20,000 people came out to streets in Moscow yesterday. Thousands of Russians all over the world took part in the marches and rallies in Nemtsov’s memory. All those people prove we remember Nemtsov and we will keep fighting for a free Russia.
Nemtsov was one of the most vigorous, energetic, passionate, charming and magnetic people on this planet. He loved life and enjoyed every moment of it.
It’s difficult to believe he is not with us, but we all realize that political murders are quite typical for today’s Putin’s Russia. They have become Kremlin’s trademark. Anna Politkovskaya, Natalia Estemirova, Alexander Litvinenko, Boris Nemtsov and many other prominent people were assassinated. And we believe Kremlin is responsible for such crimes.
Nemtsov was an outstanding personality. A Visionary. A grand historic figure. His vision was to have a free Russia, he also wanted Ukraine to be independent and supported its pro-European choice.
Nemtsov was killed two years ago. But he is alive in our hearts, in our memory, in our actions. Nemtsov wanted Russia to be free. Let’s make it happen!
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