Boris Nemtsov

Russian scientist, statesman and liberal politician (1959–2015)

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.

Boris Nemtsov
Борис Немцов
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
Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov

(1959-10-09)9 October 1959
Sochi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died27 February 2015(2015-02-27) (aged 55)
Moscow, Russia
Cause of deathGunshot wounds
Political partyUnion of Right Forces (1999–2008)
Solidarnost (since 2008)
PARNAS (2010–12)
Republican Party of Russia – PARNAS (since 2012)
AwardsMedal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" (second degree, 1995); Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise (Fifth degree, 2006) [1]

Life change

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.

Death change

On February 27, 2015, Nemtsov was shot several times by for his pro-democracy views on Russia as a loyalist of Vladimir Putin, on a bridge near the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow. He died hours after appealing to the public to support a march against Russia's war in Ukraine at age of 55. His girlfriend was the sole eyewitness of the attack but she was unharmed. [2]

References change

  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.