Mourners who have waited for more than two hours in cold now being turned away at Nemtsov funeral. pic.twitter.com/PBoocNpqfS— Tom Parfitt (@parfitt_tom) March 3, 2015
The line of people wishing to bid farewell to murdered politician Boris Nemtsov is a kilometer long.
Thousands of people have come to the funeral service for Nemtsov at the Sakharov Center in Moscow, an Interfax correspondent reports.
The line starts from the Chkalovskaya metro station, goes along the Garden Ring and ends at the entrance to the Sakharov Center.
Police buses are blocking the exit from the Garden Ring to the Sakharov Center. The exit to the city center from the Yauza River embankment has been blocked too. Several police trucks, lots of other police vehicles, ambulances and fire engines are parked in the area.
Lots of statesmen, public activists, deputies, journalists, representatives of foreign embassies and average people have attended the funeral service.
Nemtsov will be buried at the Troyekurovskoye Cemetery at 3:30 p.m.
The ambassador brought flowers and a wreath from the Embassy to the Sakharov Center and went inside to commemorate the murdered activist, an Interfax correspondent reports.
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