People march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov near the Kremlin in Moscow on March 1, 2015.
Dmitry Lovetsky—AP
By NBC News
March 1, 2015

Immense crowds turned out in Moscow on Sunday to march through the city in honor of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

Nemtsov — an opposition politician and frequent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin — was supposed to appear at a Sunday rally protesting Russia’s role in the fighting in Ukraine. The rally was converted into a memorial march after the 55-year-old was gunned down late Friday on a street just steps from the Kremlin.

Russians of all ages took to the streets under gray skies on Sunday, many carrying signs with a single word: “Fight” and clutching images of Nemtsov…

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