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Crowds of people come to murder scene of slain Russian opposition leader

April 07, 2015, 13:44 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, April 7. /TASS/. Crowds have come to the Moskvoretsky Bridge near the Kremlin wall on Tuesday to lay flowers in memory of slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov to mark the 40th Day after death, a major Russian Orthodox tradition.

The people are crowding all along the pavement near murder scene. Police have halted traffic so that the people could come close to the murder scene where photographs of Boris Nemtsov are displayed. A few mourners have come bearing Russian state flags with black ribbons on. There are flowers and candles all over the place. Cars are signalling in solidarity with the crowd of mourners on the bridge.

Police cordons have been reinforced to tighten security. Many journalists are watching the commemoration ceremony.

Boris Nemtsov a prominent Russian politician, who was Co-chairman of the RPR-PARNAS party and deputy of the Yaroslavl Region Duma, was murdered in Moscow on February 27.

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