Putin's 'death list': President's archenemies receive chilling threats from 'Chechen hitmen who killed Nemtsov' Opponents in fear of a wave of political assassinations after death threats Rumours of a 'hit list' in wake of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's murder Close aide to exiled oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky sent a funeral wreath Socialite-turned-politician Kseniya Sobchak warned 'You're next' at funeral http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...mies-fear-hit-list-Boris-Nemtsov-killing.html "July 2003: Yuri Shchekochikhin, a vocal opposition journalist and member of the Russian Duma and the Kovalev Commission contracted a mysterious illness. Witnesses said he complained about fatigue, and red blotches began to appear on his skin. They said: 'His internal organs began collapsing one by one. Then he lost almost all his hair.' June 2004: Nikolai Girenko, a prominent human rights defender, Professor of Ethnology and expert on racism and discrimination in the Russian Federation is shot dead in his home in St Petersburg. July 2004: Paul Klebnikov, editor of the Russian edition Forbes magazine, was shot and killed in Moscow. Forbes reported that at the time of his death, Paul was believed to have been investigating a complex web of money laundering involving a Chechen reconstruction fund and the Kremlin. Former spy Alexander Litvinenko was killed in 2006, leading to a clouding of relations between London and Moscow. September 2004: Viktor Yushchenko, anti-Russian candidate for the presidency of the Ukraine, was poisoned by Dioxin. September 2006: Andrei Kozlov, First Deputy Chairman of Russia's Central Bank, who strove to stamp out money laundering was shot and killed in Moscow. November 2006: Former spy Alexander Litvinenko was killed in 2006, leading to a clouding of relations between London and Moscow. The 43-year-old had been an officer with the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor to the KGB, but he fled to Britain where he became a fierce critic of the Kremlin. October 2006: Anna Politkovskaya, author of countless books exposing Russian human rights violations in Chechnya and articles attacking Vladimir Putin as a dictator was killed in Moscow. She had written: 'I have wondered a great deal why I have so got it in for Putin. What is it that makes me dislike him so much as to feel moved to write a book about him?' January 2009: Stanislav Markelov, a human rights lawyer, was shot after leaving a news conference less than half a mile from the Kremlin in January 2009. He was appealing the early release of Yuri Budanov, a Russian military officer convicted of killing a young Chechen woman. July 2009: Leading Russian human rights journalist and activist Natalya Estemirova was abducted in front of her home in Grozny, Chechnya, taken across the border into Ingushetia where she was shot and dumped in a roadside gutter "