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Hundreds commemorate 40 days since the murder of Russian opposition politician

  • A woman lays a flower tribute at a place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Supporters of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov gathered at a Moscow bridge where he was gunned down Feb. 27 to commemorate 40 days since his death, a special day in the Orthodox Christian tradition. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    A woman lays a flower tribute at a place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Supporters of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov gathered at a Moscow bridge where he was gunned down Feb. 27 to commemorate 40 days since his death, a special day in the Orthodox Christian tradition. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)  (The Associated Press)

  • A mock street sign carrying Nemtsov's name is placed with flowers at a bridge, where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Supporters of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov gathered at a Moscow bridge where he was gunned down Feb. 27 to commemorate 40 days since his death, a special day in the Orthodox Christian tradition. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    A mock street sign carrying Nemtsov's name is placed with flowers at a bridge, where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Supporters of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov gathered at a Moscow bridge where he was gunned down Feb. 27 to commemorate 40 days since his death, a special day in the Orthodox Christian tradition. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman lays a flower tribute and a votive candle at a place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Supporters of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov gathered at a Moscow bridge where he was gunned down Feb. 27 to commemorate 40 days since his death, a special day in the Orthodox Christian tradition. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    A woman lays a flower tribute and a votive candle at a place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Supporters of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov gathered at a Moscow bridge where he was gunned down Feb. 27 to commemorate 40 days since his death, a special day in the Orthodox Christian tradition. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)  (The Associated Press)

Several hundred people have gathered just outside the Kremlin walls to commemorate 40 days since the killing of a Russian opposition politician that shook the country.

Boris Nemtsov was shot Feb. 27 as he was crossing the bridge just outside the Kremlin. Five suspects have been detained but Nemtsov's allies say the mastermind of the murder is still on the loose.

Tuesday marks the 40th day since the killing and is regarded as the final commemorate date in Orthodox Christian tradition.

The bridge where Nemtsov was gunned down was packed with his supporters Tuesday morning who brought flowers and candles to the spot where he was killed. Passing cars were honking their horns at 11 a.m. Moscow time, a designated moment of silence.