March in memory of Boris Nemtsov was held in Moscow

The demonstration was dedicated to the fourth anniversary of the assassination of an opposition politician

Thousands of Russians gathered in central Moscow on Sunday to take part in the annual march in memory of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was killed near the Kremlin in 2015..
The demonstrators carried portraits of the murdered politician and walked behind a banner with the inscription: “We gave Russia to scoundrels, it’s time to return!”
About 10,600 people gathered for a rally on the boulevard about one and a half kilometers from the Kremlin, according to White Counter, an NGO that counts the number of participants at rallies using these metal detector frames..
The route of the march was agreed with the Moscow authorities, but the place where Nemtsov was shot and where the people’s memorial was built was not part of the route. The correspondent of the Russian service “Voice of America”, who visited the scene, said that at the end of the march, many protesters went to the place of the death of the politician to lay flowers at the scene of the tragedy, but it turned out that getting there was not easy.
The bridge is in the process of reconstruction, but construction work has not become an obstacle.
According to Vladimir, who is not the first time participating in the march in memory of Boris Nemtsov, this happened more than once: “For some reason, they decided to make it difficult to access the bridge as much as possible. Apparently, so that people do not get there. But who wants to – he will come. The state apparently decided that people should suffer before they come and pay tribute to Boris Nemtsov. At first we stumbled into one place – it is closed there. Then – to another. They went out little by little. This is not the first year they have done this. Expected, nothing new “.

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Metropolitan police blocked the approaches to the memorial, leaving only one – from Red Square. The bridge could only be accessed through a specially organized one-way corridor, fenced with metal barriers with law enforcement officers on the sides, regulating entry and exit..
“The entire Red Square is closed off. But they got there, they came. So everything is fine, “says a participant named Veronica..

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The demonstration also takes place in St. Petersburg.
“This is an opposition march to Vladimir Putin. This is a march for a free, democratic Russia, “- said one of the organizers of the event, politician Ilya Yashin in the video before the march..
Recall that Boris Nemtsov, one of the most harsh critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was killed in 2015 while walking across a bridge near the Kremlin. At the time, the 55-year-old politician was working on a report examining Russia’s role in the conflict in Ukraine..

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