PressTV-US, Russia lock horns over embassy streets

The US and Russian capitals are quarreling over street signs as Washington decides to rename the street in front of the Russian embassy for a murdered Russian opposition figure.

The Council of the District of Columbia said in a statement on Wednesday that it had voted unanimously to change the street name in memory of Boris Nemtsov, who was killed just outside the Kremlin in February 2015.

The council said it approved “the re-naming of the portion of Wisconsin Avenue in front of the Russian Embassy to honor slain democracy activist Boris Nemtsov.”

A woman walks by a board with consular information outside the US embassy in Moscow on August 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

The latest decision was met with opposition from Mikhail Degtyaryov, a Russian State Duma deputy, who has proposed the US embassy to sit on “1 North American Dead End” in Moscow.

“We should rename the driveway in honor of the intrusive foreign policy of the US,” said…

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