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Russian authorities refuse to erect monument to Boris Nemtsov

Moscow City Government rejected the proposal of the State Duma deputy Dmitry Gudkov to memorialize the victim of assassination of the opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

Russian authorities refuse to erect monument to Boris Nemtsov

It is reported by Joinfo.ua with reference to the Russian media.

Leonid Pechatnikov, Deputy Mayor for Social Affairs, said that the decision had "no political motive", and the refusal was caused solely by the Moscow law, according to which, the memory of the politician can be perpetuated only ten years after his death, unless there were no decrees adopted by the President or the mayor of Moscow.

Dmitry Gudkov himself stressed that the authorities' response indicated a lack of willingness to deal with the issue.

"I see the lack of political will," he said.

At the same time Gudkov believes that sooner or later a memorial tablet will appear on the site of death of the politician. "People will still bring flowers to the bridge," he concluded.

It should be recalled that the Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead on February 27 at11.15 p.m. near the Kremlin. The killer fired several shots in the politician when he was walking in the company of a citizen of Ukraine, Anna Duritskaya. There was opened a criminal case for the charges of murder and illegal arms trafficking.