The Russian city of Saint Petersburg is built on water. More than 340 bridges cross its canals, and many are named after distinguished people. Now, the controversial Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov is about to join the list.
A number of important questions about the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov remain unanswered, even after a guilty verdict was handed down against five accused perpetrators, says Ingo Mannteufel.
A new bridge in St. Petersburg is to bear the name of former Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov. Yet many citizens are against the idea. Kadyrov's controversial past is causing much irritation.
Russia has sentenced five people for the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Zaur Dadayev, who at one point confessed and then later recanted, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2015 assassination.
The killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was the most high-profile political assassination in recent years. A court heard a former Chechen security official ordered the murder for a $270,000 (237,000 euro) bounty.
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