Russians Commemorate Anniversary of Boris Nemtsov's Death

Thousands of Russians marched on Moscow's streets to commemorate the third anniversary of Boris Nemtsov's assassination.

(Deutsche Welle) - Nemtsov's murder three years ago outside the Kremlin sent shockwaves across Russia and the world. The Russian politician had built up his profile under President Boris Yeltsin, rising to the position of governor of Nizhny Novgorod and eventually serving in the Kremlin as deputy prime minister.

After Vladimir Putin took office in 2000, Nemtsov grew to be one of the most outspoken critics of the regime, publicly opposing, among other things, the annexation of Crimea. He was murdered on February 27, 2015, a few days before he was set to participate in a big opposition demonstration.

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