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Boris Nemtsov, Russian Politician Who Battled Putin, Dead At 55

Boris Nemtsov, a fiery critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and a former first deputy prime minister once seen as a possible successor to former President Boris Yeltsin, has been killed in Moscow. He was 55. Nemtsov was shot dead on the street near the Kremlin from a passing car, the Russian Interior Ministry said. A dynamic and debonair politician who spoke nearly flawless English, Nemtsov was an ardent proponent of liberal economic reforms and rose to national prominence...

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