MOSCOW — Thousands have marched in Moscow to commemorate slain Kremlin critic and former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov who was killed two years ago.
Nemtsov, who had been a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead on a bridge overlooking the Kremlin on February 27, 2015.
Five men from Russian’s volatile North Caucasus region of Chechnya went on trial for the killing in October. They have denied the charges. Nemtsov’s supporters fear that whoever ordered his murder will never be brought to justice.
Thousands of people gathered at Pushkin Square in central Moscow on February 26 before marching to Prospekt Sakharov. The march, authorized by municipal authorities, ended at around 4 p.m. local time without any major incidents. Two previous marches to honor Nemtsov were also held without any incidents.
Similar marches to commemorate Nemtsov are scheduled to take place in cities across Russia, including in St. Petersburg and Nemtsov’s …