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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Great Moskvoretsky Bridge, Moscow, Russia

Nemtsov was a was a Russian physicist, statesman, and liberal politician. Nemtsov was one of the most important figures in the introduction of capitalism into the Russian post-Soviet economy. he was also a handsome man who led the opposition to Putin.  He was assassinated on a bridge in February of this year.  It was shocking in that the bridge is not only in a good neighborhood in the center of Moscow, it was both in view of the Kremlin and within blocks of his apartment.

The bridge is now a shrine to the fallen political opponent to Putin.  There are numerous photos and posters of Nemtsov, set amidst flowers, candles, and icons.  He is certainly popular in death.  He has become the hero who dared to stand up to power, and in commemorating the place where he was gunned down, people are showing their own defiance to the current regime. 

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