Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was shot four times and killed by an unknown assailant in central Moscow on Friday evening, a law enforcement agency told Russian state news agency Itar Tass.
A manhunt for the gunman is underway, Elena Alekseeva, Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs spokeswoman, told reporters in comments aired on Russian state TV.
One of Nemtsov’s criticisms was over the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi. Nemtsov published a report in 2013 describing the Sochi games as one of the most “outrageous swindles” in recent Russian history.
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