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The Assassination of Boris Nemtsov: Kremlin's Biggest Critic

VICE News attended the site of Boris Nemtsov’s death shortly after the incident and spoke to those still coming to terms with the murder of the beloved opposition leader.

by VICE News
Mar 6 2015, 10:35am

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead on the evening of February 27 as he was walking with his Ukrainian girlfriend along Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge in central Moscow, just feet away from the Kremlin.

Nemtsov, a co-chair of the Republican Party of Russia-People's Freedom Party and outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was reportedly shot four times in the back by an unknown assassin.

In the days after the shooting, theories on the identity and motivation of the killer have continued to swirl.

Tens of thousands of mourners laid flowers and lit candles at the assassination site over the weekend and marched through the streets of Moscow in one of Russia's largest opposition marches in recent memory.

VICE News attended the site of Nemtsov's death shortly after the incident and spoke to those still coming to terms with the murder of the beloved opposition leader.

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