Anna Duritskaya, Girlfriend Of Murdered Putin Critic, In Hiding And Fearing For Her Life

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Anna Duritskaya was standing right next to Russian opposition leader Boris Y. Nemtsov when he was gunned down just steps from the Kremlin.

In fact, Anna Duritskaya and Nemtsov were walking home after a dinner out.

Anna Duritskaya reportedly called her mother from the grisly scene.

Her mother said, "She was crying and saying that Boris had been killed. I was shocked. I think I told her to wait for the police and to answer their questions."

State-run media have also been trying to lay the blame on everyone from terrorists to a rival love interest, and have even stated that Anna Duritskaya's "role" needs to be "clarified".

It has been revealed that Anna Duritskaya had an abortion in Switzerland, paid for by Nemtsov, and has been suggested, without any proof, that the couple may have fought recently.

However, that abortion was a long time ago, in 2013 to be exact.

Many citizens and others around the world are speculating that Vladimir Putin or his supporters may have had a hand in Boris Nemtsov's murder.

He was highly vocal in his opposition to Putin's policies and his handling of the situation in Ukraine.

He once said, "People are tired of corruption, tired of criminals, tired of Putin’s brutality and stupid remarks."

Nemtsov encouraged peaceful protests, saying that it would be what separates the people from Putin.

But, the Kremlin denies that Nemtsov was worth killing, as a threat.

"With all respect to Boris Nemtsov, he did not pose any threat in the political sphere… for the Russian authorities or for Vladimir Putin," said a spokesman. "If we compare his popularity ratings with the government’s… Nemtsov was quite an average citizen."

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko sees it a little differently, though. Nemtsov was a big influence on the people, and since he and Anna Duritskaya split their time between Moscow and her home country of Ukraine, Poroshenko thinks Nemtsov was killed for being a "bridge" between Moscow and Ukraine.

There are some suspicious circumstances, like cameras being switched off just before the murder.

Anna Duritskaya, after days of relentless interrogation, immediately went to her mother's house in Ukraine where the two of them escaped secretly from under the watchful eye of the media.

Anna Duritskaya remains in hiding as the smoke clears from her boyfriend's murder.

What are your thoughts on this spy novel-type situation involving Anna Duritskaya?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.