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Russian mourners lay flowers at the spot where opposition leader was killed

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 01:10

Russians living in Moscow react to the news of the shooting and killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Sophia Soo reports.

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Russians gather at a bridge near the Kremlin to mourn the death of the opposition leader who was shot the night before. The pile of flowers, marking the spot where he was killed, continues to grow throughout the morning as people pay tribute to Boris Nemtsov. Many are in shock at the news. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) MOSCOW RESIDENT, VERA, SAYING: "There is lawlessness that is spreading in our country. I myself lost two young people in the 1990s. And now - you see, near the Kremlin walls. It is lawlessness, a nightmare. Nightmare, nightmare, nightmare. I didn't sleep all night, I don't know how one can live in this type of country. Even though I didn't like him much - maybe didn't know something - but now I'm in shock, I'm in shock." The 55-year old politician was shot four times in the back by assailants in a white car as he walked across the bridge. Nemtsov was a former deputy prime minister and a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin has condemned the "brutal" killing.

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Russian mourners lay flowers at the spot where opposition leader was killed

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 01:10