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Zhanna Nemtsova awarded with Poland's Solidarity Prize 2015

Aug 6, 2015 14:01 IST

Zhanna NemtsovaZhanna Nemtsova, the daughter of slain Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, was on 5 August 2015 awarded with Poland's Solidarity Prize 2015. Nemtsova received the award for championing democracy and human rights.

She received 1.1 million US dollars human rights prize as a recognition. Presently, Nemtsova works for German broadcaster Deutsche Welle in Berlin.

Nemtsova, a former journalist at Russian business news channel RBK, left Russia in June 2014 after her father was assassinated by unknown assailants on 27 February 2014.

About Solidarity Prize

• The Solidarity Prize was named after the trade union launched by anti-communist icon and former Polish President Lech Walesa.
• The award was set up in 2014 to mark the 25th anniversary of Poland's semi-free elections in 1989, signaling the end of communism across the Soviet bloc.

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