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2015-03-03T134722Z_1895259956_GM1EB331OB801_RTRMADP_3_RUSSIA-NEMTSOV Zhanna, the daughter of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, reacted during his funeral in Moscow. Reuters/Tatyana Makeyeva

Thousands of Russians paid their respects Tuesday to slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov at a memorial service for the former deputy prime minister who was murdered Friday by yet unidentified attackers.

2015-03-03T081147Z_1_LYNXMPEB2209B_RTROPTP_4_RUSSIA-NEMTSOV-GIRLFRIEND A man reacts as he waits to attend Nemtsov’s memorial service.  Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

His murder is strongly suspected to be connected to his years of government criticism and opposition to Russian action in Ukraine.

2015-03-03T072321Z_1277450199_GM1EB3316NT01_RTRMADP_3_RUSSIA-NEMTSOV-GIRLFRIEND People stand in a line to attend Nemtsov’s service.  Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

According to authorities, Nemtsov was walking over the Great Moskvoretsky Bridgenear the Kremlin in Moscow with his girlfriend when a man rushed out of a white car behind him and shot him four times.

2015-03-03T132348Z_428091967_GM1EB331NBJ01_RTRMADP_3_RUSSIA-NEMTSOV Mourners lay flowers for Nemtsov.  Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

His girlfriend, 23-year-old Anna Durytska, was questioned by police over the weekend but allowed to fly…

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