Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin, was found murdered near the Kremlin last week. Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first public comments about the case on Wednesday. He called it a “tragedy.” In the meantime, Russia’s Security Council has accused the U.S. of plotting to oust President Vladimir Putin by financing the opposition and encouraging mass demonstrations. This week the Russian Ministry of Culture also released its list of approved themes for films to receive government funding. In Russia, it’s become increasingly difficult for films that take on a political point of view different from the government’s to get funding. We’ll take a look at the state of opposition politics and censorship in Russia with Max Trudolubov a fellow at the Wilson Center the opinion page editor of Vedomosti Daily, a top Russian business newspaper.
PHOTO: Flowers, votive candles and portraits are seen at the place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)