Boris Nemtsov

Boris Nemtsov

Name Boris Nemtsov
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1959-10-09
Place of Birth Russia
Age 55 yrs
Death Date 2015-02-27
Birth Sign Libra

About Boris Nemtsov

Notable as both a politician and a scientist, he served as Deputy Prime Minister of Russia under President Boris Yeltsin and Prime Ministers Viktor Chernomyrdin and Sergey Kirienko. 

Early Life of Boris Nemtsov

After earning his doctorate in physics from N. I. Lobachevsky State University, he worked for the Radiophysical Research Institute. He became involved in politics following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. 


At the start of his political career, he was a member of the Union of Right Forces party. He later briefly belonged to the Solidarnost and
People’s Freedom parties before ultimately joining the Republican Party of Russia. A vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and an anti-Ukraine war activist, he was assassinated in early 2015.

Family Life

The son of Jewish mother Dina Yakovlevna Eidman and Russian Orthodox father Yefim Davidovich Nemtsov, he spent his early years in Sochi, Russia.

Associated With

In the early 1990s, during his tenure as Governor of Nizhny Novgorod, he instituted a capitalist reform movement that improved the Russian economy and earned him the praise of British Conservative Party Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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