Boris Nemtsov murder trial to begin in Moscow
Five men accused of murdering Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov are due to go on trial in Moscow.
A former deputy prime minister who became a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin, Nemtsov was shot dead in February 2015 just a few hundred metres from the Kremlin.
The defendants - all Chechens - were allegedly promised cash to kill him. All deny the charges.
His relatives fear whoever ordered the killing will never be found.
Nemtsov, who was 55, served as first deputy prime minister under President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s.
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