Putin Spokesman Says Nemtsov Murder Was "100% Provocation"

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Just a few short hours after the terrible murder of Russian opposition politician and outspoken Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, US' John Kerry was quick to condemn the actions of the "reformer" and demand Russia's "expeditious investigation," and President Obama has since issued a statement "admiring [Nemtsov's] struggle against corruption." The undertone was clear - 'Putin did it'. Furthermore, President Poroshenko has claimed that Nemtsov was on the verge of "exposing direct Russian links to the Ukraine conflict." As many realise the futility of trying to determine whether it is a Russian act, a CIA act meant to look like a Russian act, or a Russian act meant to look like a CIA act, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says the Nemtsov murder was "100% provocation... It looks like a contract killing."


As RT reports,

Opposition politician Boris Nemtsov died in the center of Moscow after he was shot at four times. A number of leading figures from all sides of political spectrum called his murder a "provocation".


Boris Nemtsov, a veteran opposition figure in Russia, was gunned down in a drive-by attack in central Moscow on Friday night. The murder triggered worldwide condemnation and calls to bring the killers to justice.


Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov explains...


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Images from Ukraine...


As The Telegraph reports, President Poroshenko has stated that Nemtsov planned to reveal Russian links to the Ukraine conflict...

Iryna Baliacheva, a Russian political migrant living in Ukraine told reporters Putin was to blame for the murder.


"Putin opened Pandora's box and released dangerous powers: non-acceptance of a different opinion (from his), representatives of the opposition were called traitors, while we (Ukrainians) are considered US Department of State agents.


"And now people who believed in Russia's television lies may also believe that some robbers killed him, but I think that this was organised by Putin in order for him to stay in power."


The gathering in Kiev came as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, said on Saturday Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered because he planned to disclose evidence of Russia's involvement in Ukraine's separatist conflict.


Poroshenko paid tribute to Nemtsov, who was shot dead late on Friday, and said the fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin had told him a couple of weeks ago that he had proof of Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis and would reveal it.


"Boris Nemtsov, a big friend of Ukraine and big patriot of Russia has been killed. He was like a bridge connecting Ukraine and Russia, he built the kind of relations between our countries that I would like to see," said Poroshenko.


"To me Nemtsov is a symbol of a Russian citizen that connects (Ukraine and Russia) and sincerely respects Ukraine."


"Boris had declared that he would provide the clear evidence of Russian Armed forces' participation in (the war) in Ukraine.


"Somebody was afraid of this, Boris wasn't afraid. Killers and executors were afraid."

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Secretary Kerry: February 2015 » Murder of Boris Nemtsov

I am shocked and saddened to learn of the brutal murder of former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow. Boris Nemtsov committed his life to a more democratic, prosperous, open Russia, and to strong relationships between Russia and its neighbors and partners, including the United States. He served his country in many roles – in the federal government, in the parliament, as Governor of Nizhniy Novgorod, and as a political leader and activist. In every post, he sought to reform and open Russia, and to empower the Russian people to have a greater say in the life of their country. His absence will be deeply felt in Russia and around the world. The United States urges the Russian authorities to act expeditiously to investigate and bring to justice those responsible. Our thoughts are with the Russian people and with Mr. Nemtsov’s family and friends as we mourn his loss.

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Statement by the President on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

The United States condemns the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, and we call upon the Russian government to conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his murder and ensure that those responsible for this vicious killing are brought to justice.  Nemtsov was a tireless advocate for his country, seeking for his fellow Russian citizens the rights to which all people are entitled.  I admired Nemtsov’s courageous dedication to the struggle against corruption in Russia and appreciated his willingness to share his candid views with me when we met in Moscow in 2009.  We offer our sincere condolences to Boris Efimovich’s family, and to the Russian people, who have lost one of the most dedicated and eloquent defenders of their rights.

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It appears - no matter who or what was responsible - we're back at near-Cold War levels of hostility between the USA and Russia.

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Donatan's picture

Putin 2012 - Opposition is looking to turn someone into "involuntary martyr"


Abitdodgie's picture

If that had been in America it would of been ruled suicide.

nope-1004's picture

John Kerry is "shocked".  lmao.  Eric Holder is this times 1,000.

I love how Boris' Wiki profile was updated within minutes of his death.  Now if that's not a planned event by those "evil terrorists".

The west is salivating at the desperation to start war and the false flag attempts are predicatable.  Bunch of hyporcrites.  The propaganda is immense.


COSMOS's picture

Shootings like this did wonders in Maidan.  We all know the CIA playbook.  Folks in Moscow better be careful walking around the city.  The CIA is funneling killers into Moscow via this guy


Interesting that our friend was walking with a Ukrainian woman when he got killed.  Maybe she brought him to a designated hit area.

Pinto Currency's picture



Putin's popularity is running 80% in the polls.

You don't shoot your political opponent in that situation.

strannick's picture

The danger of being a CIA asset is they eventually make you a martyr for their cause.

Zero_Head's picture
Zero_Head (not verified) strannick Feb 28, 2015 12:14 PM

LOL@LyingNegroes.....Obama is against corruption?

Manthong's picture

“Putin Spokesman Says Nemtsov Murder Was "100% Provocation"”

Of  course it was.

Unfortunately, one aspect of being in the psychopath murderer/facilitator/enabler class is that there is little to no conscience or empathy, so we will likely never know who really did the dirty deed.

Son of Loki's picture

"People are often more shocked over the death of one person, as opposed to the murder of 1 million."


... or something like that.

COSMOS's picture

Certainly the thousands of dead women and children shelled by Kiev in Donbass did not elicit such outrage from the western media and politicians.

nope-1004's picture

Exactly.  Nor would any sitting politician execute their rival in front of govt offices.  That's what bath tubs, airliners, and limousines are for.

This has west fingerprints all over it.

Latina Lover's picture

This hit has the hallmarks of the typical CIA color revolution aka Gene Sharp tactics.  Why, for example, does the USSA care about the murder of a Russian has been politician in Russia? Isn't this an internal matter of the Russian State?

Imagine Putin calling upon the US to investigate the murder of Paul Wellstone, Senator....as if Russia should care.


This provocation won't  work in Russia because the Russians, unlike the Americans, better understand deep state politics. Unfortunately, it is another opportunity for the USSA controlled media to rubbish Putin.

This hit shows weakness, the smell  of desperation and failure, since the Ukraine CIA coup is unravelling before our very eyes.


The USSA State Department and EU poodles must be insanely desperate to destabilize Putin by resorting to such an obvious false flag.   I'll bet conditions are worse in the Ukraine, and EU than we are told. After all, wasn't it an EU president who said that when things get serious, you have to lie?

Crazed Weevil's picture

"Poroshenko paid tribute to Nemtsov, who was shot dead late on Friday, and said the fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin had told him a couple of weeks ago that he had proof of Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis and would reveal it."

Huh? We live in an age of almost instantaneous communication to nearly everyone on Earth and he doesn't release his 'proof' despite having it for a couple of weeks? 

Anusocracy's picture

If I had to bet on it I would go with a Ukrainian op green lighted by the US.

The two most likely to benefit.

disabledvet's picture

"Oh, shoot. I left the computer in the car."


Russians have really hot police spokeswomen after you are murdered too.

Four chan's picture

good ole "four shots in the back" putin.

Pinto Currency's picture



Watch palladium over the next few months.



Self-enslavement's picture
Self-enslavement (not verified) Pinto Currency Feb 28, 2015 5:55 PM

The CIA can murder anyone they like.

jbvtme's picture

is it true nemtsov and vickie nuland were seen taking a selfie moments before the shots were fired?

Thirst Mutilator's picture

they were dancing on top of a van.

toys for tits's picture



Isn't Putin's MO for dissidents to imprison them?


I seem to remember that billionaire oil guy.  I think he likes to see them humbled.

CCanuck's picture


Why does Porkoshenko need proof?

It is well known that Russia has invaded Ukraine five, six ,seven times already. There are satilite images, youtube videos, and the word of trolls to prove Putin shot down that Malaysian airliner and invaded Ukraine riding on the back of a bear, shirtless, shooting Madian women and children.

What more could this guy have shown?








Thirst Mutilator's picture

he was about to release fotos of the mass graves of 6,000,000 puppies killed.

Anusocracy's picture

Make it kittens and you've got a deal.

Max Steel's picture

Let me enlighten you about Nemstov : https://www.facebook.com/anna.almarusa/posts/10200379181758271 look for both photos .

In 1998 Nemstov had a 8 year old girlfirend . Another rapist and child molester among politicians . His present gf who recently had an abortion in Switzerland (Nemtsov's child by the way) and came for a dinner with Nemtsov . Nemtsov had oficially 3 mothers of his children, why is there nothing about them in the press?

  His private life is his own business, not ours though 

Mr Nemtsov was a spent force – he had a real following in the 1990s, where he was briefly a major player. Unlike Navalny, who is opportunistic, smart and frankly dangerous, Nemtsov’s following was largely limited to foreign journalists and a small group of Russian liberals.

Had the Kremlin wanted him out of the way there were other ways – especially in Moscow. A car crash. An (induced) heart attack. Poisons. Why do a public hit within sight of St. Basel’s Cathedral on Red Square so as to provide a public feast for the foreign press picture editors?

The timing is equally suspicious. Perfectly timed to draw maximum attention to the upcoming opposition March which had risked falling flat. The March itself is no conceivable threat to Mr Putin – who now enjoys the sort of popularity common to wartime leaders in any country – but it is the best shot the West has, knowing that
any political murder in Moscow will be systematically attributed to the Kremlin by the tame Western press – whether of a Putin opponent (Politkovskaya) or a fervent supporter (Paul Klebnikov, Forbes). By some odd coincidence, several of these killings took place immediately before President Putin was to address some particularly high-profile international meeting.The fact that this horrific murder is most beneficial to the anti-Russian factions does not, of course, prove that Washington was in any way involved. It suggests it - which is a very different matter altogether…

There is another – less conspiratorial – theory. The Kiev regime – openly supported by Mr Nemtsov and his followers - is genuinely very unpopular in Russia. Live television coverage of the savage bombardment of Lugansk and Donetsk has evoked some strong passions.

There is a hardline, nationalist faction, and Russia can be a violent place. It is entirely possible that someone decided to take revenge for the people of Novorossiya, answering one barbaric crime with another.
There is only one certainty: this murder will be exploited by the Western press which will largely not even bother to formally attribute it to the Kremlin – but simply do a quick montage – Red Square, Putin opponent lying dead. It’s an easy sell.

Lea's picture

"Mr Nemtsov was a spent force"

Yes, and that's why he went. He ran 1% in the polls, not more, against a 86%-strong Putin. He was no-one in the Russian political scene anymore.

So he served America one last time.

Navalny is supposedly "smart" and "dangerous", but as it becomes harder and harder to hide he's a crook, he's on his way to become another spent force. If I were him, I'd take off to some place where America's alphabet soup agencies couldn't find me, to protect my skin.

Max Steel's picture

US ambassador to Russia, John Tefft: "Nemtsov can be very useful to us"


HowdyDoody's picture

Tefft visited the death site to pay his 'respects'.

COSMOS's picture

They should of swabbed Teffts hands for gunpowder residue.  Criminals like returning to the scene of their crimes.

gallistic's picture

One cannot argue with a dead person, and useful idiots are often worth more dead than alive. In death, the spin machine can lionize and idealize even the most pedestrian demagogue.

Just like snipers in the Maidan, Tahir square, and Venezuela, "martyring" people has become part of the standard Otpor modus operandi for those seeking destabilization.

Others who have met this fate are Benazir Bhutto, Saad Hariri, Alberto Nisman, and of course, Boris Nemtsov, among many others.

Scion of Venezuelan oligarchy, Leopoldo Lopez, narrowly escaped that fate, by turning himself in when he was shown conclusive evidence about his impending martyrdom.

JuliaS's picture

A picture of anyone standing next to McCain is worth a thousand words of incriminating evidence.

Karaio's picture

Obummer could destabilize Putin ....

In the USA!


Putin has 85% approval of the Russian way, they think Putin is being "loose", which should have sent bullet in Ukraine.

Neither Lula in Brazil had so much support ....

Anyone out there ever read "Club-Orlov" ?:


"You guys want a war, you will have a war ...."

Very interesting reading about how the Russians think and act.

You have 140 million people wanting to give change to the West abuses, only Putin has patience to endure the slaps in the face.

Get ready, the shit will grab soon.


rwe2late's picture

 Putin is portrayed guilty by the MSM  without evidence or even motive.


Meanwhile, Obama is pretended innocent though

known  to weekly order drone and other assassinations of his perceived "enemies"

 - without trial, causing collateral deaths of innocents including children,

and violating the territorial sovereignty of a number of nations.

August's picture

>>>I'll bet conditions are worse in the Ukraine, and EU than we are told.

For an update on the Ukrainian economy, the following article (Russian source, in English) is a pretty harrowing depiction:


gallistic's picture


"The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is just a statistic"

     -Misattributed to Josef Stalin

Paveway IV's picture

"...The danger of being a CIA asset is they eventually make you a martyr for their cause..."

That's why those bastards murdered Spock! He knew too much.

LLAP [sniff]

nmewn's picture

"I've never...felt...so...alive!" - William Shatner (Spocks CIA handler)

nmewn's picture

Leave me alone, I'm kiddy fiddling!...lol.

COSMOS's picture

I know its anime I'm just pulling your leg.

nmewn's picture

Thanks I needed that, I feel much better now ;-)

strannick's picture

Your out of your Vulcan mind

The.Harmless.Jew's picture



Yes, he is.  nmewn really is!!!


William Shatner is a chosenite didn't you know? 


Or maybe you did.  


p.s. if you're really from Commerce GA, then I'll agree to a ceasefire between us (I have a relative living not far from there, and he loves it to bits!) 


Think of it as a cease fire. 



nmewn's picture

Talmudist kiddy fiddler alert!

Let me tell you something troll boy, no one openly lies about my character and integrity and gets away with it.

There will never be a cease fire between you and I, you're a lying sack of shit proving yourself unworthy of making any treaty or any cease fire possible with any sane person.

In other words, fuck you.

The.Harmless.Jew's picture




Look, I offered an olive branch - at the behest of a relative who seems to be in love with a small town in Georgia, USA. 


You refused.  OK, Roger that, whilst you "roger" young children in the name of your talmudist laws. 


Moreover, no one lied about anything.  You are what you are, and that's a Talmudist Zionist.  Fair enough.


But look, Talmudist Zionists are paedophiles, rapists, murderers and crooked Banksters; so where does that leave you?

Integrity? You have none.  (see the above charges!)


So, you want to continue this? Fine!  It's probably for the best anyway.  After all, a leopard can't change his spots, a Zionist can't stop being a scummy bankster, and a talmudist can't stop being a paedophile


And you nmewn, must continue to follow your Zionist-Talmudist calling. 


Oy Vey! 




Clarabell's picture

I wonder if nmewn is friends with Jeffery Epstein.

The.Harmless.Jew's picture



I wonder if nmewn is friends with Jeffery Epstein.


or, woody allen, or roman polanski or malcolm rifkind, or jack straw, for it is commanded by the Talmud.  


or maybe he's just friends with himself ... all alone, in some filthy pad a la Summer of Sam (another fuckin' tribesman), endlessly trying to groom young children online, whilst waiting for the rabbis to toss him another blood soaked foreskin (which he'll share with another zionist lap-dog, "element" no doubt!)