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Hundreds March In Moscow Against Resurgent Fascism


Demonstrators carry portraits of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova during the remembrance rally in Moscow on January 19.

Demonstrators carry portraits of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova during the remembrance rally in Moscow on January 19.

Hundreds of people have marched in central Moscow against what they claim is a rise in fascism in the country.

They also held up placards in memory of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova, who were gunned down in broad daylight on a central Moscow street in 2009.

Two young ultranationalists -- Nikita Tikhonov and Yevgenia Khasis -- were found guilty of those two murders last year.

The murder of the two sparked an international outcry that Moscow was not doing enough to hunt down those who target activists and journalists.

compiled from Reuters reports

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