On Sunday Muscovites honored the memory of an opposition politician Boris Nemtsov funeral procession in the city centre: 21-strong convoy passed from Kitay-Gorod travel on the Moskva river embankment, the procession ended at the Big Moskvoretsky bridge, where on the night of Saturday was forcibly deprived of life policies.
Co-chair of the party "RPR-Parnas" Boris Nemtsov, in the past occupied a number of high posts in the government of the Russian Federation, and then joining the opposition, in the night of Saturday, was killed in the centre of Russia's capital. The investigation is considering several versions of lawlessness, including murder.
from the outset it was expected that March 1 will be held opposition crisis March "Spring" in Marino, the main requirements which will become illegal activities of officials reforms and decentralization of power. However, in connection with the tragic death Nemtsov opposing political force did not want from the anti-crisis March in the Metropolitan area Marino and the first day of the weekend agreed to conduct the funeral March in the city center.
in early March the Ministry of the interior estimated the Number of participants is 7 thousand people. One hour After the start of the event Metropolitan division reported that participate in the procession 16, 5 thousand people. Upon completion of the memorial rally in Moscow division stated that the March was attended by about 21 thousand people. The organizers told me that in March, as expected, was attended by about 50 thousand people.
At the head of the column were citizens with portraits of Boris Nemtsov, Russian flags, flags of the party "RPR-Parnas" and "Solidarity" movement. Ahead of the column was holding a mourning ribbon with the inscription " Heroes don't die, these bullets in each of us." To lay flowers at the site of the assassination policy may have occurred, passing their volunteers. With the new claims on the organization of laying flowers to the press service of the police Department said that this stage of the campaign was entirely developed and approved by the organizers of the demonstration, they provide volunteers, receiving flowers.
the procession also participated and among them, associates and colleagues Nemtsov party Mikhail Kasyanov and Ilya Yashin, and the people's choice Dmitry Gudkov and opposition politician Gennady Gudkov. On the place of death Nemtsov said the Co-chair of the "RPR-Parnas" Mikhail Kasyanov, who said that all the democratic forces of Russia will continue to fight for truth and freedom, led by Boris Nemtsov. Kasyanov also expressed his gratitude to all participants, who came to honor the memory of politics.
The end of the procession a few dozen people remained near the place of death Nemtsov, they communicate with each other and with the press. The entire bridge was decorated with flowers.
first, the press service of the Moscow Central Directorate of interior Ministry stated that law enforcement authorities will take all necessary measures to maintain order and security of the participants. The authorities in the capital of Russia urged the mourners action does not violate security requirements during the entire March, and with his own hand, told us that they will observe that the event took place according to the law.
in the General atmosphere of the event was peaceful. In the Metropolitan police Last news said that the police had tied in the capital of Russia before the beginning of the March of the Verkhovna Rada of Alexey Goncharenko. It is known that he took an active part in the events in Odessa on may 2, when the result of the burning of the House of trade unions lost their lives, tens of active participants Antimiani, and then posted pictures of the dead and burned people on the Internet, is currently a member of the Ukrainian Parliament faction " Block Petro Poroshenko.
Member of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) Andrey Yurov, among other Council members who watched the course of the action, said Last news that serious violations of their group has not recorded, information from other groups of observers him Until not known.
"I am currently in touch with all the groups, presumably because the hours not worked network. Currently it is very difficult to bring all the data. Like, serious offences not happened, " He said, noting that human rights activists have announced the arrest of a Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada.
"We are trying to find out, and it Seems there are separate detention of some active participants, but again, it is unclear what caused this, maybe some of them, for example, was in some medical mask or something. As long as everything was quite peaceful, " said Yurov.
in the event the human rights activist also did not experience any serious complaints. Speaking about the framework of the detectors installed in Kitaigorodskii the passage, He said: "Apparently, for this number of people has not happened is the number of frames ".
"the number of people, of course, great, and, Apparently, to plan for one day such a complicated route has been very difficult," believes Yurov.
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