Muscovites mark year since opposition chief Nemtsov slain

February 27, 2016 5:26 PM

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MOSCOW — Chanting “Russia will be free,” about 30,000 people marched across Moscow on Saturday in memory of the slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in a strong outpouring of emotion on the anniversary of his killing. Some carried signs saying “I am not afraid.”

The march was the largest opposition gathering since a similar number turned out to mourn Nemtsov two days after he was shot late at night as he and a companion walked across a bridge near the Kremlin. The brutality so close to the center of Russian power both frightened and angered supporters of th...

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