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‘I am not afraid’ How Boris Nemtsov is being remembered in Russia and across Europe. A photo series

Source: Meduza
Photo: Dmitriy Lovetskiy / AP / Scanpix

On Sunday, March 1, many of the biggest cities across Russia and Europe witnessed vigils in honor of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, who was shot and killed on Friday, February 27. In Moscow, a large crowd marched through the city center; in St. Petersburg, there was a vigil and a small rally; in other Russian cities, demonstrators picketed individually; and in cities throughout Europe, mourners brought flowers to Russia’s embassies. Meduza presents a photo series on these events, showing how Nemtsov is being remembered in Russia and around Europe.

Thousands of vigil participants with banners reading “Fight” (a play of words on the Russian spelling of “Boris”) and “I am not afraid,” Moscow
Photo: Maxim Shemetov / Reuters / Scanpix
A shot of the Moskvoretskaya Embankment, Moscow
Photo: Newcaster.TV
Photo: Evgeny Feldman / Novaya Gazeta
Photo: Sergey Bobylev / Kommersant
The scene of Boris Nemtsov’s murder, Moscow
Photo: Maxim Shemetov / Reuters / Scanpix
Photo: Ilnar Salakhiev / AP / Scanpix
Vigil in honor of Boris Nemtsov, Kaliningrad
Photo: Boris Register / Kommersant
Nizhny Novgorod
Photo: Yelena Nosova
Photo: Kirill Usoltsev
Photo: Donat Sorokin / TASS / Vida Press
St. Petersburg
Photo: Yegor Tsvetkov /
St. Petersburg
Photo: Yegor Tsvetkov /
Kiev, Ukraine
Photo: Oleg Pereverzev / NurPhoto / REX
Paris, France
Photo: Nicolas Messyasz / Sipa Press / Scanpix
London, England
Photo Olga Kuzmenkova / Meduza
A rally across from the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland
Photo: Kacper Pempel / Reuters / Scanpix
Vilnius, Lithuania
Photo: Mindaugas Kulbis / AP / Scanpix
Riga, Latvia
Photo: Valery Gorokhov / Meduza
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