Boris Nemtsov, candidate to the post of mayor of the southern Russian city of Sochi, was doused with ammonia outside his campaign headquarters. According to his spokeswoman the attack was carried out by two assailants, Sean’s Russia Blog reports.
Nemtsov was not injured even though some of the ammoniacal fluid got into his eyes. He went on about his scheduled news conference. The police were called, but in pure fashion they showed up more than an hour later.
The fact that Nemtsov was not injured makes me wonder whether the substance was the pungent liquid at all. There is only one other substance I can think of that smells of ammonia but doesn’t carry any dangers: piss. I am not the only one wondering if he was subject to a golden shower.
And if Nemtsov was doused with piss, then who were the pissers? In an interview on Ekho Moskvy, Nemtsov claimed the attack was the work of Nashi: “The regime decided to use criminals, in particular Nashists, judging by the tactics.” It certainly smells of Nashi.