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Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic, shot dead in Moscow
« on: February 28, 2015, 14:05:36 PM »
This sad news comes days after the TERRAKOTA code has been intercepted which we thought it would more related to the MH370 "incident" - it is unknown if this CODE has something to to with this death - the next actions, steps Russia will do may become important for Europe.

Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic, shot dead in Moscow

Moscow (CNN)Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot and killed Friday night in central Moscow, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation said in a statement Saturday, prompting immediate speculation from fellow opposition figures that the killing was targeted.
A deputy prime minister in the late 1990s under President Boris Yeltsin, Nemtsov had been one of current President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics.
Putin quickly condemned the killing of Nemtsov and expressed his condolences to his family, the Kremlin said. Putin also ordered three law enforcement agencies to put together a task force to investigate the shooting, Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported.

A criminal case has been opened for murder and weapons trafficking, the investigative committee said.
Nemtsov was a top official with the Republican Party of Russia/Party of People's Freedom, a liberal opposition group. He had most recently been critical of the Kremlin's handling of the Ukraine crisis.

Opposition leader Ilya Yashin said his friend had been working on a report about Russian troops and their involvement in Ukraine.

Fired on from a car
Nemtsov's death comes two days before a large opposition rally was set to take place in Moscow. Nemtsov had earlier Friday done a radio interview putting out the call to people to turn out for the rally Sunday.

After his death, party leaders decided to hold a mourning march in downtown Moscow, Itar-Tass reported.
Nemtsov was walking with a female friend just before midnight across a bridge that can be seen from the Kremlin, when a car pulled up and someone opened fire.
The area in the center city is normally busy on a Friday night, though the weather was cold and wet.
Investigators were talking with his companion, a friend from Ukraine who wasn't wounded, early Saturday. A CNN crew also observed white cars being pulled over by authorities near the scene of the shooting.

Putin said he suspected it was a contract hit meant to cause political discord, according to the President's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov.
A man like Nemtsov had many enemies, experts said.

Russia is corrupt, he said
Nemtsov, 55, had been arrested several times in the past for speaking against Putin's government.
The most recent arrests were in 2011 when he protested the results of parliamentary elections and in 2012 when tens of thousands protested against Putin.



Nemtsov in 2014: Power today is like 19 century Russia 02:24
In a restaurant interview with CNN's Anthony Bourdain last year he lamented the situation for business owners.
"This is a country of corruption. And if you have business, you are in a very unsafe situation. Everybody can press you and destroy your business. That's it," Nemtsov said.
In the same interview, he did offer a bit of optimism.

"This is my country. The Russian people are in bit of trouble. Russian court doesn't work. Russian education decline every year. I believe that Russia has a chance to be free. Has a chance. It's difficult, but we must do it," he said.

Nemtsov was also a vocal critic of the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi. He published a report in 2013 describing the Sochi games as one of the most "outrageous swindles" in recent Russian history. He claimed that up to 60% of the final cost -- or $30 billion -- had been embezzled.
World chess champion-turned opposition activist Garry Kasparov tweeted extensively about Nemtsov's death.
"When we argued, Boris would tell me I was too hasty, that in Russia you had to live a long time to see change. Now he'll never see it. RIP," he wrote in one.

Who would kill Nemtsov?
Nemtsov's lawyer Vadim Prokhorov told Russian media that Nemtsov's life had been threatened on social media in recent weeks.
But he didn't walk around with bodyguards, noted Julia Ioffe, a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine who has covered Russian politics extensively.
"It was a very overt message of bravery," Ioffe told CNN's "AC360." "What we've seen in return is a very overt message of fear. People in the opposition will not believe anything that comes out of the Kremlin in terms of who did this. They perceive this as a message directly sent to them. When you see Boris Nemtsov's body lying with the Kremlin as a backdrop, they understand that's a message directed to them."
Critics like Yashin and Kasparov pointed fingers in the direction of Putin or a supporter of the Russian President.
"It's clearly a political murder. It's definitely a contract one," Yashin said. "I don't know who killed Boris, but I know that it's the government and personally Putin who are responsible for it. They've been constantly promoting a hatred towards everyone who doesn't support their course and thinks different."
It's something even Nemtsov himself had said he had thought about, acknowledging in an interview with Russian newspaper Sobesednik this month that he was "a little bit" afraid his mother's fears Putin would have him killed would come true.

But, he added, "I'm not afraid of him that much. If I was afraid I wouldn't be heading an opposition party and do what I'm doing."
Kasparov said the Russian President is to blame even if not directly involved.
"If Putin gave order to murder Boris Nemtsov is not the point. It is Putin's dictatorship. His 24/7 propaganda about enemies of the state," Kasparov tweeted.
"In Putin's atmosphere of hatred & violence, abroad & in Russia, bloodshed is the prerequisite to show loyalty, that you are on the team," he added.
Critics of Putin have in the past suffered miserable circumstances and demises.
Last year, a Moscow court sentenced five men to prison for the 2006 killing of Russian journalist and fierce Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya.
Oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky accused Putin of corruption and wound up spending 10 years in prison and labor camps.
Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko accused state security services of organizing a coup to put Putin in power. He was poisoned by a lethal dose of radioactive polonium and died in London in 2006. No killer has been caught.

"It's the latest in a series of high-profile killings of people who have been critics of authorities in Russia over the last few years," said Peter Baker, the author of "Kremlin Rising. "We don't know yet, of course, who did this or why, but it will certainly send a terrible message to people who are fighting this cause Nemtsov has been fighting."
But Baker also said there might not be a political connection to the killing.
"In Russia there's always multiple layers, things we don't see," he said. "You can't rule out (a reason we don't know about)."
Even if it wasn't a political hit, it will still have strong political ramifications, he added.

Calls for justice
U.S. President Barack Obama called for an impartial investigation and praised the deceased leader.
"Nemtsov was a tireless advocate for his country, seeking for his fellow Russian citizens the rights to which all people are entitled. I admired Nemtsov's courageous dedication to the struggle against corruption in Russia and appreciated his willingness to share his candid views with me when we met in Moscow in 2009," Obama said in a written statement from the White House.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday "it is hard to believe" that Nemtsov was killed. "I have no doubt that the murderers will be brought to justice. Sooner or later. Rest in peace," Poroshenko said via Twitter.

Fierce critic
Baker, who also is a New York Times reporter, told CNN that Nemtsov used to be powerful but had been marginalized since Putin was elected.
"He was a person who had been fierce in his criticism of Putin. He'd clearly gotten under Putin's skin on a number of occasions. A number of people had become his enemies," Baker said."There's a culture of suspicion and conspiracy in Russia, so even if in fact this had nothing to do with authority, nothing to do with a power element, a good number of people in Russia and around the world will find this suspicious."
Baker said Nemtsov tried to work with Putin's regime at first but soon switched to the opposition.
"History will remember him as someone who took chances, who risked his life literally to speak out in a country where speaking out is not encouraged, to say he least," Baker said

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen and Alla Eshchenko reported from Moscow. CNN's Steve Almasy wrote and reported from Atlanta. CNN's Gena Somra, Ralph Ellis, Alla Eshchenko and Jo Shelley contributed to this report.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/27/europe/russian-politician-killed/index.html
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Re: Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic, shot dead in Moscow
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 16:47:24 PM »
It is interesting to me the depth and reach of powerful dictators in things like this assassination of a Putin critic. Spokespeople for Putin of course deny every bit of this, of course he could be covering his tracks so completely and we could never know for sure.

 I watched Frontline's documentary on Putin recently and it explained that Putin has not only been a corrupt ruthless power seeking sociopath since day one, but even now he has amassed a wealth to the tune of about 40 billion dollars. The link for the documentary for those who are interested... 
      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/putins-way/ 

 I find this incredible to the point of unbelievable, and yet it could certainly be true. That said, when I realize the position that he has gotten himself in, literally having to kill critics, circumventing the political process to keep his position of power, collected wealth up to tens of billions of dollars....etc.... just how powerful is the man in real terms?? Who would need to do all these extreme things to protect themselves in a supposed position of all "powerful"?

 The other day I saw a video clip about the leader of North Korea Kim Jong-Un. It was all about his plush new personal jet that he has at his disposal. In a country of such mass suppression and human rights abuses, where people starve to death every day, he is shown in the video inside this completely luxurious personal jet flying around.

 But guess what, he can not fly out of a certain square mile radius of his headquarters in North Korea without putting himself in danger of being overthrown on the ground with a coup. Seriously, the most "powerful" man in the country can not fly his personal jet the entire length of the country he dictates because it would give time for the people that want to overthrow him to form a coup on the ground.

 I guess the more powerful you get in one way, the weaker you get in another...
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage" Anais Nin .. and yet we must arm ourselves with fear

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Re: Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic, shot dead in Moscow
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 11:02:40 AM »
He never got over that the Soviet Union was at the end of it´s life-time. Putin was working for the KGB as lieutenant colonel in Germany, Dresden. On Dezember 5th 1989 the uprising people stormed the Stasi headquarters at the Elbe, right after they wanted to take down the mension nearby where Putin was placed. He decided to burn all the documents, classified stuff off course. than after the people where try to took down the mansion and Putin, a very good german-language-speaker, told the crowd to go away - the soldiers loyal to him loaded their Kalashnikov´s - it worked the crowd was to scared and went away.
After this Putin was back in Russia, Sankt Petersburg, the Soviet Union was gone - Boris Yeltsin (corrupt but in duty and as first President of the RSFSR) on 24th August 1991 declared Ukraine as independent. (a Referendum took place August 1st 1991)
The Union was gone but this was the start of a career Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin - and in 1999 as Putin took over the power from the Yeltsin-Clan, he united as in law their national anthem -

The Union was gone but this was the start of a career Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin - and in 1999 as Putin took over the power from the Yeltsin-Clan the agreement was not to investigate Yeltsin anymore, the public prosecutor investigting Yeltsin before was ousted by a video appeared in Russian TV which you could saw him with two woman in a bed - he had to take his hat after even if he said it wasn´t him - it was Putin´s job for Yelzin, it is also said the the terror attacks from 1999 where an Inside Job by the FSB (U.S. senator and presidential candidate John McCain said that there remained "credible allegations that Russia's FSB had a hand in carrying out these [Moscow apartment bombing] attacks".[22] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_apartment_bombings#Theory_of_Russian_government_conspiracy) anyway he united as finally in law their national anthem in 2000 - a year after 9/11 started and the conspiracy theories about an "american inside job started to flow all over the web) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Anthem_of_Russia
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Re: Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic, shot dead in Moscow
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 18:53:40 PM »
Nemtsov suspect withdraws confession

Moscow (CNN)The primary suspect jailed in connection with the shooting death of Boris Nemtsov withdrew his confession Wednesday, saying he had been under duress during his admission and isn't guilty.

Zaur Dadayev told two members of Russia's human rights council that he pleaded guilty after being detained because he was scared. He told Eva Merkacheva and Andrey Babushkin he had been tortured and the well-being of his family and friends were threatened.

Dadayev was one of two suspects recently charged in the case. Three other suspects have not been charged.

Merkacheva and Babushkin were accused of "interfering" with the investigation and will be summoned for questioning over their motives, authorities said. Russia's Investigative Committee stated that the two rights activists violated the law when they visited and questioned Dadayev in a Moscow jail.

Amnesty International condemned the Russian officials' decision to go after the activists, saying that a "threat to bring criminal charges" against the rights activists "raises alarming questions over the fairness of the investigation."

Anton Tsvetkov, the head of the Public Chamber's commission for public security, said Dadyev and two other suspects denied being involved in the shooting of the Russian opposition leader.

He said a doctor found no signs of torture during an examination of the three men.

Shagit Gubashev and Anzor Gubashev had no bruises or wounds despite the fact they allege they were beaten by police, Tsvetkov said.

Dadayev did have a cracked tooth and handcuff marks on his wrists.

Nemtsov, one of President Vladimir Putin's most outspoken critics, was shot in the back on a Moscow bridge as he walked with his girlfriend near the Kremlin in February 27.

The three suspects visited by Tsvetkov deny they are guilty and have appealed their arrests, he said.

Putin has condemned Nemtsov's killing and ordered three law enforcement agencies to investigate, the Kremlin has said. He also wrote to Nemtsov's mother, saying he shared her grief, and promised to bring those behind the killing to justice.

CNN's Matthew Chance and Alla Eshchenko reported from Moscow, and Steve Almasy wrote from Atlanta. CNN's Elwyn Lopez and Karen Smith contributed to this report.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/11/world/russia-nemtsov-killing/
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Re: Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic, shot dead in Moscow
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2015, 11:00:03 AM »
Russia’s politics of memory
Nemtsov Bridge


A fight over the site of a politician’s killing is a proxy for a broader battle

Apr 4th 2015 | MOSCOW | From the print edition

Remembered with love

MEMORY has long been the subject of fierce and often deadly ideological battles in Russia. Those who control the past also control the present. Following the murder of Boris Nemtsov, a liberal opposition leader, on a bridge by the Kremlin, a fight for his memory, and for the Russian flag, is taking place. In Soviet times, purged Communist Party members were excised from photographs as though they never existed. Now it seems the Kremlin is trying similarly to airbrush Mr Nemtsov.

First Kremlin spin-doctors tried to divert attention from Mr Nemtsov’s murder to the “sudden” disappearance of Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president. Ten days later, Mr Putin re-emerged triumphantly and celebrated the anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea at the spot where Mr Nemtsov died. A frenzied crowd yelled “Ross-i-ya”, as if that could quash memories of Mr Nemtsov and his opposition to war in Ukraine.

In the middle of the night on March 27th, a month after Mr Nemtsov’s murder, the authorities cleared the bridge of flowers and photographs. Thanks to Mr Nemtsov’s friends and followers, the memorial was restored. People across the country ordered flowers online, and supporters took them to the bridge. Mr Nemtsov’s photographs under Russian tricolours have been remounted on the balustrade. Volunteers guard the memorial day and night in snow and rain, sustained with tea and food by ordinary folk. They will not go away; they are being true to Mr Nemtsov’s spirit.

He managed to stay in politics despite state propaganda labelling him a “foreign agent” and “fifth column”. But fighting Mr Nemtsov after his death may prove even harder than it was during his life. Groomed to be Russia’s liberal president by Boris Yeltsin, the charismatic, honest Mr Nemtsov could turn into a symbol of Russia’s unfulfilled promise. The display of Russia’s national flag next to his name should be particularly troubling for the Kremlin.

The bridge has already been dubbed Nemtsov Bridge. It could now become a focal point of liberal opposition to a brutal regime, a role that after 1991 was played by the White House, then the seat of the Russian parliament. The Kremlin will try to clear the bridge of traces of Mr Nemtsov’s murder. But the harder it tries, the more resonant the spot will become.

http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21647635-fight-over-site-politicians-killing-proxy-broader-battle-nemtsov-bridge
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Re: Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic, shot dead in Moscow
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015, 00:10:41 AM »
I found another interesting possible Putin action...

Russian analyst urges nuclear attack on Yellowstone National Park and San Andreas Fault line to destroy U.S.

March 31 2015


April 2015 – YELLOWSTONE – Russian geopolitical analyst says the best way to attack the United States is to detonate nuclear weapons to trigger a supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park or along the San Andreas fault-line on California’s coast. The president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems based in Moscow, Konstantin Sivkov said in an article for a Russian trade newspaper on Wednesday, VPK News, that Russia needed to increase its military weapons and strategies against the “West’ which was “moving to the borders or Russia.” He has a conspiracy theory that NATO – a political and military alliance which counts the US, UK, Canada and many countries in western Europe as members – was amassing strength against Russia and the only way to combat that problem was to attack America’s vulnerabilities to ensure a “complete destruction of the enemy.”
“Geologists believe that the Yellowstone supervolcano could explode at any moment. There are signs of growing activity there. Therefore it suffices to push the relatively small, for example the impact of the munition megaton class to initiate an eruption. The consequences will be catastrophic for the United States – a country just disappears,’ he said. “Another vulnerable area of ​​the United States from the geophysical point of view, is the San Andreas fault – 1300 kilometers between the Pacific and North American plates … a detonation of a nuclear weapon there can trigger catastrophic events like a coast-scale tsunami which can completely destroy the infrastructure of the United States.” He said the Russian geography on the other hand would protect it from a tsunami or a volcano attack. Few people live on the coast in Russia and Siberia which rests on basalt would withstand similar attacks. Mr. Sivkov, who spoke at the 2013 Moscow Economic Forum, said by 2020 to 2025 Russia would have amassed “asymmetric weapons” in its arsenal for the attack. “The situation for us today is comparably worse than half a century ago,” he said.
“The weakened economic potential in Russia, the loss of the ‘spiritual core of what was the communist idea,’ and the lack of large-scale community allies in Europe such as the Warsaw Pact, Russia simply cannot compete against the NATO and its allies.” In December last year, the vocal military strategist told Russian newspaper, Pravda.ru that there is a “developing standoff between Russia and the West” and the US’s ultimate goal was to “destroy Russia.” Mr. Sivkov accused American politicians of committing several crimes including causing the deaths of 1,200,000 people in Iraq. He believed the only way for the “American elite” to be held accountable was for its military forces to be destroyed. “American politicians have committed a variety of crimes. Will anyone be held accountable for those crimes? What about the international law, the UN and other organizations? Are they doing anything?” he asked. Mr. Sivkov told Pravda that the idea of the US preparing for a serious war against Russia using cruise missiles was plausible given that it had already launched a thousand missiles in Yugoslavia and Iraq. –Sydney Morning Herald
https://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/russian-analyst-urges-nuclear-attack-on-yellowstone-national-park-and-san-andreas-fault-line-to-destroy-u-s/


  I mean I do not know how probable this action could be, but since we were on the subject of Putin covert actions.
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Re: Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic, shot dead in Moscow
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2015, 10:54:56 AM »
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