4,500 participate in memorial march for Boris Nemtsov in Moscow

About 4,500 took part in a march in Moscow in memory of the politician Boris Nemtsov, who was killed in 2015, reports RBC news agency, citing the press service of the Moscow administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The Ministry noted that police and the National Guard provided security for the event.

Vladimir Chernikov, Head of the Department of Regional Security and Counteracting Corruption of Moscow, said that there were no incidents during the event, reported RIA Novosti. “Everything is all right, everything is calm,” he said.

According to RBC, the march ended at 3:00 p.m. According to the association The White Counter, there were 7,600 people participating in the march at 2:30 when it was nearing its conclusion.  

On Sunday, February 25, the procession in honor of Nemtsov’s memory went from Strastnoy Boulevard to Sakharov Avenue. After the conclusion of the march, the participants laid flowers at the site where the politician was murdered.

Participating in the march were presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, municipal deputy and leader of the Solidarnost political movement Ilya Yashin, the chairman of the PARNAS Party Mikhail Kasyanov, and former State Duma deputies Dmitry and Gennady Gudkov.

Boris Nemtsov was shot dead on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge on the night of February 28, 2015. The man, who shot him, Zaur Dadaev, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in July 2017. Other defendants in the case, the brothers Anzor and Shadid Gubashev, were sentenced to 19 and 16 years in prison. Temirlan Eskerkhanov was sentenced to 14 years, and Khamzat Bakhayev to 11 years.

  Nemtsov, Russia