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Moscow Authorities Approve Mar in Honor of Slain Kremlin Critic Nemtsov

Moscow City Hall has authorized a convene to symbol a one-year anniversary of a genocide of Kremlin censor Boris Nemtsov, antithesis celebration member Konstantin Merzlikin told The Moscow Times on Wednesday.

The authorities have given accede for 50,000 people to attend a commemorative event, that is due to take place on Feb. 27. The convene will start during Strastnoi Bulvar and finish during Prospekt Akademika Sakharova.

This was reliable by a conduct of a City Hall’s confidence dialect Alexei Mayorov, according to a Kommersant newspaper.

Russian antithesis primarily submitted an focus to reason a convene opposite a Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge outward a Kremlin — where Nemtsov was shot dead.

The due track would have mirrored a wordless convene hold on a day following a assassination to weep a politician’s death.

However, a authorities authorized a opposite route.

The antithesis activists have supposed a new route, though trust that City Hall’s preference has domestic motive, Merzlikin, a comparison member of a antithesis celebration PARNAS, said.

“Last year zero prevented us from walking opposite this bridge. This year City Hall referred to a sustenance saying that such open activities can't be carried out on bridges and crossovers,” Merzlikin said.

The change of a track isn’t a usually unhappy news for Nemtsov supporters on a eve of a anniversary of his death.

On Wednesday night, a temporary commemorative to Nemtsov on a path of Moscow’s Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge was pounded by vandals, according to Merzlikin.

The military monitoring website OVD-Info reported that a volunteers guarding a commemorative mark were incarcerated over “some illusory scandal,” according to one of a incarcerated volunteers Karine Kovkhayeva.

While Nemtsov’s supporters were hold adult during a military department, all a flowers were private from a commemorative site.

This is a fourth conflict on a commemorative given a start of a new year, according to OVD-Info.

Last week, a commemorative to Nemtsov was totally broken in a Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod during a revisit of antithesis personality and former primary apportion Mikhail Kasyanov, Merzlikin said.

Opposition personality Boris Nemtsov was shot 4 times in a behind by an assailant in a automobile in a late dusk of Feb. 27, 2015.

Russia’s Investigative Committee claimed progressing this year that Nemtsov’s murder had been solved. Five suspects have been arrested over a killing, including a purported killer Zaur Dadayev. According to a investigation, a crime was masterminded by Ruslan Mukhutdinov, now on a general wanted list.

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Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/559915.html

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