Lev Rubinshtein on Boris Nemtsov: "He always gave the impression of someone happy, free and easy-going, even frivolous. A Mozart of politics."

posted 2 Mar 2015, 06:36 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 2 Mar 2015, 06:44 ]
"I knew Boris. We were not close, but I knew him. I knew him well enough to use 'ty' to each other. But that was not hard. He was one of those people with whom you go over to 'ty' even at the most superficial acquaintance. 

He always gave the impression of someone happy, free and easy-going, even frivolous. A Mozart of politics. And yes, alas, people like him don't live so long.

He was not simply so much alive, but alive in an almost provocative way. And that quality was always an insult for those who are dead, especially those dead people whose stiffened fingers have sunk into the flesh of our unfortunately country."

Photo: Ekho Moskvy


Source: Lev Pubinshtein, 'He was killed by the dead', Ekho Moskvy, 28 February 2015
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