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Russia Mulls Renaming US Embassy Street to ’North American Dead End’
Russia Mulls Renaming US Embassy Street to ’North American Dead End’
 
 
Islam Times - Russia is weighting up renaming the street on which the US embassy is located as things are heating up between the archenemies.
 
A lawmaker from the nationalist LDPR has proposed renaming the Moscow street that houses the US embassy as ‘North American Dead End’ – and City Hall says it intends to consider this option, Russia Today reported on Monday.
 
The Suggestion by MP Mikhail Degtyaryov, who currently chairs the lower house Committee for Sports, Tourism and Youth, is apparently  a reply to the recent decision by the authorities in Washington DC to rename a segment of Wisconsin Avenue in front of the Russian embassy as Boris Nemtsov Plaza, after the Russian opposition politician who was shot dead in Moscow in 2015. The decision was made in early January, but the actual renaming will take place on February 27 – the anniversary of Nemtsov’s death.
 
The head of the LDPR, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, has commented on the US plan by saying that it was clearly an attempt to tarnish Russia’s reputation, adding that Washington city council should have studied the crime statistics in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod at the time Nemtsov was governor of the region.
 
In July 2017, a court in Moscow convicted five men from Chechnya of murdering Nemtsov for a fee paid by another suspect, who remains at large. The convicts were sentenced to prison terms between 11 and 20 years, with the longest term received by the actual hitman
 
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