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Moscow funeral for murdered opposition leader Boris Nemtsov


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Moscow funeral for murdered opposition leader Boris Nemtsov

The murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov will be laid to rest on Tuesday at a cemetery in southwest Moscow.

But first his body will lie in state followed by a memorial service at the Sakharov, Centre allowing mourners to pay tribute.

Fifty-five-year-old Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin in a drive-by shooting on Friday.

He was a charismatic figure within Russian politics, and a liberal reformer who rose to prominence under Boris Yeltsin and became a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin.

His death has provoked both national and international condemnation.

Thousands of Muscovites rallied on Sunday during a march held in his memory.

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