From February 7, 2016 year
Moscow, Bolshoy Moskvoretsky bridge («Nemtsov» bridge)
«What is night NEMTSOV bridge?»
Original «Ночной Немцов мост»
Probably for me in the first place some kind of peace. Around quiet, very quiet. And yet it is support each other. I (for many it will sound strange) against the winter night shifts, but I am on duty, and probably will continue to be on night duty. Why? It is prohibited to leave a person on the bridge at night alone. It’s simply dangerous. So the night bridge for me — it is solidarity with friends and strangers, with those whom I already know well and those whom have yet to know. And yet it is long conversations, and sometimes you can learn about people, it is interesting and unusual. Will you less respect and love the person after. No. If he tells you about it, then it’s in the past.
Olga Lekhtonen wrote at
«This is only about God. Because what really matters here is truth, and truth cannot be slain, even by four bullets to the back»
Well, after getting enough sleep I finally feel ready to relate what has happened.
It was all great. About 150 people came to the memorial. They were zealous and ready to work as one big team. There were no excuses offered, there was no hesitation.It was as if they’d always been doing this job. After we had lit the candles , we set the sign with the words ‘Nemtsov Bridge’. The sign is blue, as everything in sight on Moscow’s buildings must be this color.
I’d give anything just for there no longer to be a reason to hang the sign. I’ve still got a book on Yaroslavl sitting on my shelf. On the bridge there’s still in place something we call a mourning calendar, which counts the days since Boris was murdered. I still remember how I felt when I first saw our duty gyus removing the flowers from the memorial. I was totally devastated. What I saw has been eating me ever since. In any case, I’ve overcome my fear and found my courage. I’ve always had to find strength within myself.