USA: Street outside Russian Embassy named after slain opposition leader Nemtsov

Dozens of people gathered in Washington DC on Tuesday to commemorate the third anniversary of the Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's death by renaming a street outside the Russian embassy in his honour. 'Wisconsin Avenue' was renamed 'Boris Nemtsov Plaza' with the likes of Nemstov's daughter Zhanna and US Senator Marco Rubio in attendance. «It was been made abundantly clear to us that... Еще we would not be allowed to honour a Russian statesman in Russia,» said the vice chairman of Russian opposition party 'Open Russia', Vladimir Kara-Murza. «I am proud to be my father's daughter,» said Zhanna, while Rubio said it was his duty to call out Russian President Vladimir Putin in honour of Nemstov. He added that this street sign «will serve as an endearing reminder to Vladimir Putin and to those who support him, that they cannot use murder and violence and intimidation to silence the voices of freedom.» Boris Nemtsov, one of Putin's harsher critics, was killed on 27 February 2015 in Moscow. Five Chechen men have been convicted if the crime, however, many supporters of the opposition claim that it was orchestrated by the Russian government in order to avoid a political scandal.

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