In an exclusive interview with Reuters, President Barack Obama said he has called for a ''full investigation and hopefully, an independent investigation'' into the murder on Friday of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The President told Reuters reporter Jeff Mason that he has no information about last week's murder of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, but that he is calling for a "full investigation and hopefully, an independent investigation" by Russian authorities into the killing. Nemtsov, age 55, was shot to death on Friday as he strolled with his girlfriend across a bridge near the Kremlin. He was one of the leading lights of a divided opposition struggling to revive its fortunes, three years after mass rallies against Putin failed to prevent him returning to the presidency after four years as prime minister.