Monday, March 2, 2015
Nemtsov was killed on February 27 by several shots fired from a passing car, on Moscow's Bolshoi Mosvoretsky Bridge near the Kremlin. He had been due to take part in the opposition 'Spring anti-crisis march' in Moscow's suburbs on March 1. This was cancelled following the killing and the Moscow authorities allowed a march through the centre in Nemtsov's memory. Russia's opposition is weak and has had little success against President Vladimir Putin, since the winter of 2011-12 when large crowds gave Putin his first genuine challenge.