Friday, March 6, 2015

This is what marked Nemtsov for death

In Russia a lot of things could get you killed or marked for the attack, but then there is one that puts you in cross-hair right away: if you start asking about Russian casualties in Ukraine. This information is considered a state secret and if you start looking into it you quickly become an enemy.

Mr. Nemtsov was quite open about the fact that he wanted to expose Putin's lies about the war in Ukraine. Something that is very difficult in countries like Russia. For example: it is already known that Russians suffered a lot of casualties there, but the numbers are not there. The opposition groups estimate that between 800 and 5,000 troops were killed or wounded there, but they can't verify either number. Russian military found the way to hide those numbers. How? It is a combination of intimidation, bribes and hiding in plain sight and Russia is perfectly big for that.
For more details please read the article linked below.

Struggle to pierce wall of silence on Russian casualties in Ukraine

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