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.
Nemtsov in 2013
|Deputy Prime Minister of Russia|
28 April 1998 – 28 August 1998
|Prime Minister||Sergey Kirienko|
Viktor Chernomyrdin (acting)
|First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia|
17 March 1997 – 28 April 1998
Serving with Anatoly Chubais
|Prime Minister||Viktor Chernomyrdin|
|Preceded by||Vladimir Putin|
|Succeeded by||Yuri Maslyukov|
Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov
9 October 1959
Sochi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Died||27 February 2015 (aged 55)|
|Political party||Union of Right Forces (1999–2008)|
Solidarnost (since 2008)
Republican Party of Russia – PARNAS (since 2012)
|Awards||Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" (second degree, 1995); Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise (Fifth degree, 2006) |
- "Борис Немцов".
- Amos, Howard; Millward, David (27 February 2015). "Leading Putin critic gunned down outside Kremlin". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 28 February 2015.