Press review: Manchester terror attack's call to arms and US' push for Assad's ousterPress Review May 24, 13:00
Russian Navy to get seven advanced nuclear submarines by 2021Military & Defense May 24, 12:44
Defense Ministry reports on Russian army's 2016 picksMilitary & Defense May 24, 11:32
Defense minister vows causes of Tu-154 crash near Sochi will be disclosed soonWorld May 24, 11:20
Russia, US discuss Syrian conflict in round-the-clock mode — defense ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 11:01
Russia ready to help countries affected by terrorism in their probe — security chiefRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 10:39
Defense chief names strategically important regions for RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 10:29
Russian defense contractor develops domestic air traffic control systemMilitary & Defense May 24, 9:45
New radar system enters combat duty in Russia’s Far EastMilitary & Defense May 24, 9:24
MOSCOW, April 1. /TASS/. Investigators are considering the version of a contract killing to be a key one in the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, investigator Anton Migunov said in the Moscow City Court on Wednesday.
"Investigators continue seeking those who ordered the killing of Nemtsov. Investigators are considering the version that Boris Nemtsov’s murder was a contract killing," Migunov said.
The Moscow City Court is considering on Wednesday the defense’s appeals against the arrest of defendants in the case of Nemtsov’s murder.
Russian opposition and state figure, deputy of a regional legislature, the Yaroslavl city duma, Boris Nemtsov, was shot dead on downtown Moscow’s Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge late on February 27 from a handgun. Nemtsov was a co-chair of the RPR-Parnas party. He had held a number of government positions in the 1990s.
On March 8, 2015, Moscow’s Basmanny Court arrested five defendants in the case: Zaur Dadayev, Anzor and Shadid Gubashev, Khamzat Bakhayev and Tamerlan Eskerkhanov. According to investigators, Dadayev was the killer of the politician, and the others were his accomplices.
All five defendants were charged with part 2 of Article 105 of Russia’s Criminal Code (murder committed by a group of people in collusion for reasons of greed or for money, as well as connected with robbery, extortion or banditry) and illegal turnover of weapons (Article 222).