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Widow of Russia's ex-president Yeltsin shares memories of his friendship with Nemtsov

March 03, 2015, 14:28 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The two had the relations of friendship, which continued no matter whatever turn Nemtsov's political biography might take, Naina Yeltsina said during a remembrance service for the slain politician
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Naina Yeltsina, the widow of Russia's first president Boris Yeltsin (second left)

Naina Yeltsina, the widow of Russia's first president Boris Yeltsin (second left)

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MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. Naina Yeltsina — the widow of Russia's first president Boris Yeltsin, has shared her reminiscences of friendly relations between the late president and his bright follower Boris Nemtsov at a mourning ceremony for Boris Nemtsov who was killed at the age of 55.

"The two had the relations of friendship, which continued no matter whatever turn Boris Nemtsov's political biography might take," the widow of Russia 's first president said during a remembrance service for Boris Nemtsov. Naina Yeltsina reminded of the fact that Boris Yeltsin "loved Boris Nemtsov very much."

Meanwhile, prominent guests joined a crowd of mourners who gathered to pay last respects to Boris Nemtsov. They included the former finance minster Alexey Kudrin; Minister for issues of Open Government Mikhail Abyzov and Irina Khakamada — a prominent politician, who was Boris Nemtsov's ally in the Union of the Right Wing Forces party, have arrived to join the mourning ceremony.

Boris Nemtsov — co-chairman of the RPR-Parnas party, a deputy of the Jaroslavl regional Duma, was killed on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge in downtown Moscow overnight to February 28.

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (SK) opened a criminal investigation into the assassination of the prominent politician. SK has been studying several versions of the murder. It did not rule out that it might have been a contract murder committed by a professional killer.

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