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2015.09.08 13:45

Lithuanian foreign minister to attend Nemtsov's funeral in Moscow

DELFI EN | The Lithuania Tribune2015.09.08 13:45

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius will attend the funeral of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was murdered in central Moscow on Friday, the minister's spokesman Kęstutis Vaškelevičius confirmed to BNS.

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius will attend the funeral of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was murdered in central Moscow on Friday, the minister's spokesman Kęstutis Vaškelevičius confirmed to BNS.

Nemtsov will be buried at the Troyekurovskoye cemetery, in southwest Moscow, at his family's request, the TASS news agency cited Konstantin Merzlikin, a RPR-Parnas lawmaker, as saying Saturday.

The Troyekurovskoye cemetery is also the resting place of another murdered Kremlin critic, Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

A memorial service will also take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Sakharov Center, a civil-rights centre based in Moscow, the report added.

Nemtsov, a long-time member of the opposition, was gunned down outside the Kremlin in a drive-by shooting on Friday. Thousands of Muscovites rallied on Sunday at a march in his memory.

BNS