Monday, March 02, 2015

Russia Says Security Cameras Weren't Pointing at Nemtsov Shooting — But Blogger's Photo Suggests They Were - VICE

Bloggers have accused Russian authorities of lying in their claim that the murder of Boris Nemtsov just yards from the Kremlin was not captured on security footage, citing photographic evidence that shows a camera pointing directly at the scene of the crime.
The former deputy prime minister and outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin was killed by four bullets to the back as he strolled across Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge with his Ukrainian girlfriend Anna Duritskaya on Friday evening. Duritskaya spoke to the press for the first time on Monday and told the liberal online channel Dozhd that the killer had come from behind them, but added that her memory of the night is hazy.
The federal protection service, which is in charge of guarding the Kremlin and high-ranking officials including Putin, told state news agency RIA Novosti on Monday that although its security cameras were functioning on Friday evening, they did not capture the shooting of Nemtsov. Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge is not within its "zone of responsibility" and its "security cameras are directed at the Kremlin and provide a view of the inner territory," a representative said....