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Boris Nemtsov Funeral to Be Held Tuesday in Moscow

A photo, an icon and flowers are placed at the site where Boris Nemtsov was shot dead, near the Kremlin in central Moscow.

Murdered opposition leader Boris Nemtsov will be laid to rest on Tuesday at a cemetery in southwest Moscow, a member of his political party has said.

Nemtsov will be buried at the Troyekurovskoye cemetery 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 center based in Moscow, the report added.

Nemtsov, a longtime 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.

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