The Boris Nemtsov Foundation "will support specific projects aimed at making Russia a civilized and prosperous country" and will tackle "memorial tasks as well," Zhanna Nemtsova, daughter of Nemtsov, an opposition leader assassinated in Moscow in February this year, said on June 13.
Nemtsova told Interfax she would be a co-founder of the foundation. "I'm in talks with the rest of the potential co-founders," she said.
She denied that the foundation would support any of the projects of the Republican Party of Russia-Party of People's Freedom (RPR-PARNAS), the coalition her father co-headed.
Earlier, another RPR-PARNAS leader, Ilya Yashin, had said Zhanna Nemtsova had announced she was going to set up a foundation to be named after her father.
"In Poland Zhanna has accepted the Freedom Award bestowed on her father posthumously and announced the establishment of a foundation," Yashin said.
Last week a source close to Nemtsova told Interfax that she had been receiving threats and that this had forced her to leave Russia.
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