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"The reaction to the murder of Boris Nemtsov turned out to be as extraordinary as the politician himself," Moscow-based daily Kommersant writes on its front page article, alongside a photo of Nemtsov that was carried at Sunday's memorial march.

Organisers said that up to 70,000 came out Sunday to mourn the opposition leader in the center of Moscow, marching to the bridge near the Kremlin where Nemtsov was gunned down late Friday.

ABOUT THE SOURCE: Moscow-based Kommersant ("The Businessman") was founded in 1989 as the first business newspaper in the Russia. Originally a weekly, Kommersant is now a daily newspaper with strong political and business coverage.

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Migrant Lives

When Migrants Vanish: Families Quietly Endure Uncertainty

Zimbabweans cling to hope even after years of silence from loved ones who have disappeared across borders.

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Illustration by Matt Haney, GPJ

HARARE, ZIMBABWE — Blessing Tichagwa can barely remember her mother. Like hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans, Noma Muyambo emigrated to South Africa in search of work, leaving baby Blessing, now 15, behind with her grandmother.

The last time they saw her was nine years ago, when Blessing was 6. Muyambo returned for one week, then left again — and has not sent any messages or money since.

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