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A rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov in St. Petersburg

Radio Liberty 26.02.2017 at 17:53

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Meeting in memory of Boris Nemtsov in the field of Mars was coordinated with the city authorities, the procession from the metro station "Gorky" through Trinity bridge by tradition passed without agreement, that is, without posters and political symbolism. In the hands of members – only portraits of Boris Nemtsov. According to one of the organizers, member of the Council of the movement "Open Russia" in St. Petersburg Vadim Sukhodolsky, important for the democratic community of the city – to show that she remembers Nemtsov. Sukhodolsky considers the murder of one of the most prominent politicians of the new Russia, one of the leaders of the Russian opposition zero and ten years of the terrorist attack to intimidate the opposition and the active part of the society, which continues to fight for democratic freedoms. The organizers believe that-especially now that St Petersburg has to fight for St. Isaac's Cathedral, for the preservation of Public libraries and the Pulkovo Observatory, it is very important to once again demonstrate to the authorities that they are not afraid of them.