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Most Russians Think Those Behind Nemtsov’s Murder Will Never Be Found

People walk to pay their respects at the place where Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader, was gunned down on Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, Moscow.

Those who ordered the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov will ‘most likely’ or ‘definitely’ never be found, according to 52 percent of Russians, the results of a survey conducted by the independent Levada Center pollster reveal, the Kommersant newspaper reported Friday.

Just 29 percent of those surveyed believe the identity of those behind the murder will be established, whereas 24 percent think the truth will never be known.

Nemtsov was gunned down late on the evening of Feb. 27, 2015, on the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky bridge in Moscow. Accused of the crime are Zaur Dadayev — believed to have carried out the murder, — Anzor Gubashev, Hamzat Bahaev, Shadid Gubshaev and Temirlan Eskerhanov.

The poll was carried out between Feb. 12-15 among 1,600 people in 48 regions. The margin of error did not exceed 4.1 percent.

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