MIN +12
MAX +22
Sunny / 06:50 AM / Traffic

Boris Nemtsov

Boris Nemtsov

Boris Nemtsov (Борис Ефимович Немцов) was born on Oct. 9, 1959, in Sochi.

Education: Gorky State University, radiophysics (1981). Ph.D. physics and mathematics (1985).

1981-1990: Researcher at the Gorky Radiophysics Research Institute

1990: Elected to the Soviet Congress of People's Deputies. Member of the Supreme Soviet's Legislative Committee.

1991: Appointed governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region (re-elected in 1995 with 58.9 percent of the vote). Nemtsov had strongly supported President Yeltsin throughout the late 1990s.

1993: Elected to the Federation Council. During the campaign, he was backed by Russia's Choice and Yabloko, the two main liberal parties at the time.

1997: Appointed first deputy prime minister. He was charged with reforming the energy sector.

1998: Resigns from deputy prime minister post twice in the wake of the 1998 financial crisis (Nemtsov had been a member of Anatoly Chubais' economic reform team)

1999: Co-founded the liberal-democratic Union of Right Forces. Elected to the State Duma, becoming its deputy speaker.

2000-2004: Party leader of the Union of Right Forces (replacing Sergei Kiriyenko). He resigned after the party failed to win any seats in Duma elections in 2003.

2005-2006: Economic adviser to Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko

2007: Withdrew his candidacy for the presidency, saying he wanted to avoid splitting the liberal vote with another candidate, Mikhail Kasyanov

2008: Co-founded the opposition movement Solidarity with Garry Kasparov to unite the various opposition groups

2008: Came second in the election for mayor of Sochi, scoring only 13 percent of the vote compared with 77 percent for the Kremlin-backed candidate, Anatoly Pakhomov

2011: Spent 15 days in jail after leading a public demonstration against restrictions on the freedom of assembly

Nemtsov is married and has four children.

Latest mentions Search for Boris Nemtsov

Russia's Patriarchy Problem

"Look at the size of her breasts — she's obviously a woman, not a girl." "She's from a village, who's to say she didn't luck out by marrying a powerful policeman? Even if she didn't want to at first."

Moscow Admits Two Fighters Captured in Ukraine Are Ex-Russian Soldiers

Russia's Defense Ministry has identified two fighters captured in Ukraine as former servicemen in the Russian military.

Russian Parliament Will Not Investigate Boris Nemtsov Murder

The State Duma has refused to conduct a parliamentary investigation into the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down outside the Kremlin earlier this year, liberal lawmaker Dmitry Gudkov said Monday.

Russian Court Quashes Latest Bid to Jail Kremlin Critic Navalny

A Moscow court on Wednesday rejected a bid by law enforcement officials to have Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny jailed for violating the terms of his suspended five-year sentence on embezzlement charges.

Boris Nemtsov's Report Counts Hundreds of Russian Dead in Ukraine

Russian opposition leaders published Tuesday a report initiated by slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov that details alleged Kremlin military involvement in Ukraine.

Nemtsov Report Details Human and Financial Costs of War in Ukraine

About 70 Russian soldiers were killed early this year in eastern Ukraine's Debaltseve alone, according to excerpts from a long-awaited report by murdered opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.


Most Read

Moscow Directory