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Published on: February 27, 2016
In Memoriam
Boris Nemtsov (1959-2015)

A year ago today, Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in front of the Kremlin. The following tribute was delivered on April 30, 2015 in Washington D.C. All the sentiments and ideas expressed are no less vital and relevant ten months later.

—The Editors

Leon Wieseltier is the Isaiah Berlin Senior Fellow in Culture and Policy at the Brookings Institution. The preceding is a text of a speech he gave at a meeting in memory of Nemtsov.
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