7 April: 40 Days - In Memory of Boris Nemtsov

posted 10 Apr 2015, 13:08 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 10 Apr 2015, 13:17 ]
7 April 2015

Source: HRO.org (info)
On 7 April in Moscow and other cities of Russia, the 40th day after the murder of Boris Nemtsov, supporters of democracy and human rights held a memorial event, ‘The Minute of NONsilence’

7 April is 40th day since the murder of Boris Nemtsov. In the evening, Dozhd' (Rain) TV-channel is to hold the telethon ‘Nemtsov bridge’.

The day’s events began at 11 a.m. local time, according to Radio Svoboda which broadcast live the memorial events in Moscow.

The organizers called on everyone who cared for Boris Nemtsov to honour his memory: ‘If you go on foot - stop for a moment, if you go by car - honk your horn’.

‘We bring flowers to the murder scene - they are cleared away. We organize a concert in memory of Boris Nemtsov - they prohibit it. They make it plain that it is better to forget. But we remember. We can be heard,’ write Nemtsov’s associates on Facebook.

On the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge in Moscow, where Boris Nemtsov was killed late in the evening of 27 February, flowers will be laid. Then after ‘The Minute of NONsilence’, a memorial service will be held in St. Clement's Church next to the house where Nemtsov lived.

On the same day, Nemtsov’s associates are to hold a memorial concert. Dozens of musicians, including Andrei Makarevich, Yury Shevchuk, the "Bi-2" band, Peter Nalich and others supported the idea but none of the capital’s venues wished to host such an event.

Instead of the concert, on April, 7 the Rain TV-channel is to hold the telethon ‘Nemtsov Bridge. It will bring together musicians and other public figures who knew Boris Nemtsov.

Five suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Boris Nemtsov so far.

Photo: Boris Nemtsov at the home of Andrei Sakharov and Elena Bonner in Nizhny Novgorod (then Gorky)

Translated by Faina Babintseva