U.S. ambassador attends funeral service for Nemtsov

U.S. Ambassador John Tefft has joined the funeral service for murdered politician Boris Nemtsov.

U.S. Ambassador John Tefft has joined the funeral service for murdered politician Boris Nemtsov.

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.

The ambassador refused to speak to the press.

A close friend and party associate of Nemtsov, Mikhail Kasyanov, Kremlin Human Rights Council head Mikhail Fedotov, Rosatom head Sergei Kiriyenko, Ekho Moskvy radio chief editor Alexei Venediktov and politician Irina Khakamada are also bidding farewell to Nemtsov.

A number of ambassadors and diplomatic mission officials from European Union countries came to the Sakharov Center to pay their final respects to Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead late on February 27.

They include representatives of the Polish, Finnish, Slovak and Danish Embassies in Moscow.

 

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