NEWSWATCH: “Russian Opposition Struggles 2 Years After Nemtsov Killing” – AP

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Two years after he was killed near the Kremlin, Boris Nemtsov can still attract crowds of supporters. But his death left in tatters Russia’s opposition movement, which is struggling with infighting and seems unable to rally behind one unifying figure. In the largest Russian opposition protest in months, thousands marched Sunday across Moscow to commemorate Nemtsov’s life, demand a thorough investigation of his death and to denounce … Putin. The procession went to the bridge where Nemtsov was gunned down …. People also took to the streets in other cities, including St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod, his hometown. Once a deputy prime minister tipped to be a possible successor to former … Yeltsin, Nemtsov carved a unique role for himself as an opposition leader who still maintained contacts inside the Kremlin and could open doors abroad, from Brussels to Washington. …. A look at the Russian opposition: ALEXEI NAVALNY …  MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY … VLADIMIR KARA-MURZA JR. …  DMITRY GUDKOV …

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