Opposition plans march on anniversary of Boris Nemtsov's assassination

A procession in the memory of Boris Nemtsov is planned for the one-year anniversary of the murder of the oppositionist. The organizers of the march intend to obtain approval for the event to be held in Bolotnaya Square in Moscow.

The Russian opposition is planning the event for the 27th of February, the one-year anniversary of Boris Nemtsov’s death, as reported on the 12th of January by Alexander Ryklin, journalist and member of the Bureau of the Federal Political Council of the Russian Opposition (‘Solidarnost’ movement).

Ryklin hopes that an organizing committee will soon be established and will be composed of people with varying political views. The opposition also wants to hold a meeting on Bolotnaya Square after the march which is planned to take place on the Moskvoretski Bridge where Nemtsov was shot.

Boris Nemtsov, the opposition politician and former Vice Prime Minister of Russia was shot on February 27th, 2015. Five men originating from the Autonomous Chechen Republic are currently being charged in Nemtsov's assassination.

  Boris Nemtsov, march, Alexander Ryklin