Putin, who had dubbed Nemtsov’s killing a “provocation,” made no comment on the detentions announced Saturday.
An opposition leader’s assassination is a grim pointer to rising political culture of hatred in Russia.
Nemtsov was shot dead late Friday while walking on a bridge near the Kremlin with a companion.
Some 17,600 servicemen, who had participated in military drills ion the border with Ukraine, would be pulled back.
Russia says a number of its troops captured by Kiev’s forces must have accidentally strayed across the border.
Putin says the tragedy is being used for others’ “mercenary objectives,” although he does not say specifically who.
This will be Putin’s first meeting with the head of government or state of a major Western power since Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
The president’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed to state-owned Itar-TASS news agency that “the divorce has completed.”
Seeks ways to better protect alliance members that feel threatened by Kremlin, Steps up air patrols over Baltic Sea
The contents were found in a lengthy emotional letter he wrote to the Russian Orthodox Church.
In an op-ed,he accosted Putin for his tyrant-like,freedom-quashing approach to presidency.
It is being touted as first genuinely competitive Russian election since early 90s.
The Federal Guard Service is now looking to buy electric typewriters for communication.
Opponents complain of fraud in ballot,in which former KGB spy won more than 63 pct of votes.
Putin’s opponents complain of widespread fraud,refused to recognise the results.