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5,000 Take Part in Moscow March in Memory of Slain Opposition Figure Nemtsov

© Sputnik / Iliya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankPaying last respects to politician Boris Nemtsov in Moscow
Paying last respects to politician Boris Nemtsov in Moscow - Sputnik International
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The Sunday march on the second anniversary of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov’s murder was attended by some 5,000 people in Moscow, the police said Sunday.

People come to lay flowers at the site, where Boris Nemtsov was shot dead, with St. Basil's Cathedral (R) and the Kremlin walls seen in the background, in central Moscow, February 28, 2015. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The participants, with Russia’s former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov among them, marched through the city center holding banners with Nemtsov's quotes and traditional motto of the liberal opposition.

"About 5,000 people participate in the public event in the city center. Moscow police and servicemen of the Russian National Guard are ensuring public order and security during the march," the police said in a statement.

Nemtsov occupied a number of senior positions in the Russian government in the 1990s and was an active opposition figure in the 2000s. He was shot dead in downtown Moscow in February 2015 when walking together with a female companion, Anna Duritskaya. An investigation into his death is still underway.

​Nemtsov bridge now. Panoramic picture

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