Russian news agencies say prominent opposition politician and former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov has been shot dead in Moscow.

The Interfax news agency cited a law enforcement source as saying that Nemtsov was shot four times by an unidentified assailant late in the evening on February 27 and died of his injuries. – 2/27/2015

BBC Report – 2/27/2015.

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Moscow’s Tverskoi District Court has sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 7 days of administrative arrest for disobeying police during an unsanctioned gathering on downtown Moscow’s Manezhnaya Square in support for the people convicted earlier on Monday to prison terms for involvement in the May 6, 2012 clashes between protesters and police. – 2/25/2014.

Hille, Kathrin and Courtney Weaver.  “Russia: Left out in the cold: With an economy shrinking, the opposition should be thriving, but the truth is very different.”  Financial Times, February 26, 2015. – 10/20/2014.