Boris Nemtsov was assassinated!

Boris Nemtsov

Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov was a Russian physicist, statesman and liberal politician. Nemtsov was one of the most important figures in the introduction of capitalism into the Russian post-Soviet economy.

Just before midnight on 27 February 2015, Nemtsov was shot several times in the back as he was crossing the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge in Moscow, close to the Kremlin walls and the Red Square. He died at the scene.

Nemtsov was murdered less than two days before he was due to take part in a peace rally against Russian involvement in the war in Ukraine and the financial crisis in Russia. The BBC reported: "In his last tweet, Mr Nemtsov sent out an appeal for Russia's divided opposition to unite at an anti-war march he was planning for Sunday". The BBC also quoted him as saying, "If you support stopping Russia's war with Ukraine, if you support stopping Putin's aggression, come to the Spring March in Maryino on 1 March." The night after Nemtsov's murder, his papers, writings and computer hard drives were confiscated in a police search of his apartment on Malaya Ordynka street.

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B.B. King dies at the age of 89

B.B. King Died

Arguably one of the most important musical figures of the 20th century, blues legend B.B. King died last night in Las Vegas at the age of 89. In early October, the tireless bluesman, who in 1956 had performed an astonishing 342 times, was forced to cancel the remainder of his 2014 tour when he fell ill following a performance at the House of Blues in Chicago, and just two weeks ago he entered home hospice care. The“King of the Blues” had lived with type 2 diabetes for more than 20 years and during that time frequently used his celebrity to raise awareness about the disease that took the lives of both his mother and one of his daughters. Though he is survived by two ex-wives, 15 children and some 50 grandchildren, it is his distinctive, lyrical guitar playing and his unique blend of the blues with other musical styles that are his greatest legacy. Read more on

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