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World leaders mourn Russia's Boris Nemtsov as a courageous activist
World leaders mourn Russia's Boris Nemtsov as a courageous activist

World leaders on Saturday joined allies of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Y. Nemtsov in mourning the loss of a tireless advocate for democracy in a country increasingly dominated by an autocratic ruler. Hundreds brought flowers to a bridge near the Kremlin where Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down just before midnight on Friday. Supporters saw the hand of the Kremlin in the slaying, but Putin swore that he would do his best to have Nemtsov’s killers brought to justice and ordered a thorough investigation by security agencies. “He always bluntly and honestly declared his position and defended his point of view,”...

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