Zhanna Nemtsova

Russian and German journalist
Zhanna Nemtsova with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in 2016

Zhanna Nemtsova (born 24 March 2016) is a Russian journalist and activist. She is the daughter of Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician who was killed in 2015.[1] In 2016, she received the International Women of Courage Award.[2]


After Nemtsova's father was killed, Nemtsova moved to Germany. In Germany, she started the Boris Nemtsov Foundation to work for democratic values in Russia.[3] In Germany Nemtsova worked for the German news service Deutsche Welle. She also wrote a book, Waking up Russia (in the original German, Russland wachrütteln) about Russian politics.[4] Nemtsova also wrote for The Guardian.[5]

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  1. "Zhanna Nemtsova: "I will never live in Putin's Russia"". 8 October 2015.
  2. "Biographies of 2016 Award Winners".
  3. "Boris Nemtsov's daughter says Putin cares about preserving power not about Russia". 12 March 2016.
  4. (www.dw.com), Deutsche Welle. "Zhanna Nemtsova: 'Putin is doing everything he can to make things worse' - Books - DW.COM - 12.02.2016".
  5. "Zhanna Nemtsova".