Russian opposition figure, Boris Nemtsov
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Kremlin accused of opposition phone call leaks

One of Russia's leading opposition figures, Boris Nemtsov has had hours of his private phone conversations leaked to a pro-government news website.

In them he is heard insulting some of his own supporters as 'internet hamsters' and 'scared penguins.'

Mr Nemtsov, a deputy prime minister in the 1990's, says the leak was intended to provoke division within the opposition movement, but has only brought them closer together.

Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 20 Dec 2011
  • From the section Europe
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