A Year After His Murder, The Specter of Nemtsov is Haunting Putin

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Protests in Moscow and in the late opposition leader’s home town showed unprecedented public anger at Russia’s president.MOSCOW—If Boris Nemtsov could see people marching in his memory in dozens of Russian cities, he would smile his huge smile, make one of his saucy jokes, and laugh. Since Nemtsov was killed in Moscow one year ago today, his smile has became an icon, and the memory of his passionate struggle for Russia’s freedom has inspired even those who never gave much thought to Nemtsov when he was alive.

MOSCOW—If Boris Nemtsov could see people marching in his memory in dozens of Russian cities, he would smile his huge smile, make one of his saucy jokes, and laugh. Since Nemtsov was killed in Moscow one year ago today, his smile has became an icon, and the memory of his passionate struggle for Russia’s freedom has inspired even those who never gave much…

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