Ambassador Tefft: “On behalf of the United States Embassy, I would like to extend my congratulations to Zhanna Nemtsova as one of the recipients of the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award.
This prestigious and important award recognizes women around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Zhanna joins fellow journalist Elena Milashina, a 2013 recipient, as part of a distinguished group of Russian women whose work has been honored with this award. Zhanna was recognized for her courageous activism demanding a thorough and transparent investigation into the murder of her father, Boris Nemtsov, and for her outspoken determination to expose the dangerous and irresponsible use of propaganda. Her dedication to her father’s legacy continues with the establishment of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom.”