Russia: March to remember slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov



    Russia: March to remember slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov

    Feb.26, Moscow: Russian activists have started gathering in the capital, Moscow, for a march in memory of Boris Nemtsov, an opposition leader murdered two years ago, reports said.

    Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister who became an outspoken critic of longtime President Vladimir Putin, was shot in February 2015 while walking across a bridge a short distance from the Kremlin with his Ukrainian girlfriend.

    At the time, the 55-year-old was working on a report that he said proved Russia's direct involvement in a separatist rebellion that has raged in eastern Ukraine since April 2014. Moscow has denied the accusations.

    Five men accused of murdering Nemtsov went on trial in October 2016.

    Some marchers on Sunday carried Nemtsov's portraits, Russian flags and placards with slogans such as "Russia without Putin".

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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