Boris Nadezhdin

Russian politician
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Boris Nadezhdin (born April 26, 1963) is a Russian opposition politician and Moscow municipal deputy. He served in Russia's parliament.[1]

Nadezhdin was close ally of murdered opposition leader Boris Nemtsov 22. He opposed the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. In April 2022, he said that the Soviet Union had "occupied Czechoslovakia and Eastern Europe."[2]

In September 2022, as Russia retreated from Ukraine's Kharkiv region, he criticized Russia's intelligence services and called for negotiations to end the conflict.[3] He criticized Russia's war strategy stating it was impossible to beat Ukraine using its current methods and materials calling the strategy "colonial war methods."[4] A few days later, on the Russia-1 channel, Kremlin propagandist Vladimir Solovyov called for Nadezhdin to be arrested.[2]

He was born in Tashkent, Soviet Uzbekistan.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Press, Associated. "Russian critic who urged Ukraine talks doesn't fear arrest". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2022-09-14.
  2. ^ a b "Putin is facing pressure from Russia's hawkish nationalists who want all-out war in Ukraine". Business Insider. 17 September 2022.
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  4. ^ Kaonga, Gerrard (September 12, 2022). "Russian state TV pundit says 'impossible' to beat Ukraine, calls for peace". Newsweek.
  5. ^ "NADEZHDIN Boris, photo, biography".

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