Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow shouting slogans such as “Russia will be free!” and “Putin is war!” to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin. 
Mr Nemtsov, formerly Russia’s deputy prime minister, was a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin. His death on 27 February, 2015, in what appeared to be a contract killing, sparked an outpouring of anger and fear from Russia’s beleaguered opposition movement. 
The protest in Moscow was the largest opposition gathering since a similar memorial march for Mr Nemtsov last year.
Moscow police said 5,000 attended the event but organisers said the figure was in the tens of thousands. 
“It’s very important that after two years people continue to come out and show their solidarity with the ideas for which Boris Nemtsov fought for and gave his life,” said opposition activist Ilya Yashin, who was Nemtsov’s friend and colleague, Interfax news agency reported. 
Participants carried Russian flags, …