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Russian Activists Dedicate Monument To Slain Boris Nemtsov

  • RFE/RL's Russian Service

Opposition activists in Moscow have unveiled a monument to slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

The monument at Nemtsov's grave in Moscow's Troyekurovsky Cemetery was unveiled on October 9 to mark what would have been his 56th birthday.

The monument is in the form of a stone with Nemtsov's name inscribed on it and five bullet holes spread across it.

The Andrei Zverev Arts Center in Moscow opened a photo gallery devoted to Nemtsov's supporters, who have been maintaining a makeshift memorial site on the bridge near the Kremlin where Nemtsov was shot dead in February.

In Basel, Switzerland, Russian musicians Andrei Gavrilov, Andrei Makarevich, and Svyatoslav Vakarchuk will give a memorial concert -- the same program that was banned by Russian authorities when they tried to hold it in Moscow to mark 40 days after the killing.

Five men have been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of Nemtsov, who was an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.​

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