Finweek English Edition - - IN BRIEF -

The num­ber of sus­pects, at the time of go­ing to press, that have been iden­ti­fied in the shoot­ing death of Boris Nemtsov, Rus­sian op­po­si­tion leader and fierce critic of Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin. One of the sus­pects died dur­ing a stand-off with po­lice. Nemtsov was shot in the back in Fe­bru­ary as he walked on a bridge near the Krem­lin with his girl­friend. The de­tained sus­pects are from the south­ern re­gion of the North Cau­ca­sus, a hot­bed of un­rest and re­bel­lion against Moscow.

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