Russian rally: Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov remembered

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DOHA (Al Jazeera): Thousands of Russians have marched through Moscow and Saint Petersburg in memory of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov who was killed near the Kremlin a year ago. According to the Russian interior ministry, about 7,500 people took part in the protests but Dazhd news agency put the figure closer to 20,000. Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister who became an outspoken critic of longtime President Vladimir Putin, was shot while walking across a bridge a short distance from the Kremlin and Saint Basil’s Cathedral with his Ukrainian girlfriend. The march drew strong support from Nemtsov’s political party, the People’s Freedom Party, commonly known by its Russian acronym PARNAS.

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