[Ed. – This is bad.]
A leading Russian opposition politician, former deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian officials say.
An unidentified attacker shot Mr Nemtsov four times in central Moscow, a source in the law enforcement bodies told Russia’s Interfax news agency.
He was shot near the Kremlin while walking with a woman, according to Russian-language news website Meduza.
“Several people” had got out of a car and shot him, it added.
Mr Nemtsov, 55, served as first deputy prime minister under the late President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s. …
Falling out of favour with Yeltsin’s successor, Vladimir Putin, Mr Nemtsov became an outspoken opposition politician.
He was shot in the back with a pistol from a white car which fled the scene, Interfax’s source said.