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Wed Jan 10, 2018, 06:01 PM

DC renames street in front of Russian embassy after slain Putin critic

Source: The Hill

The Washington, D.C., City Council voted Tuesday to rename part of the street in front of the Russian Embassy after one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's slain political opponents.

The D.C. Council said in a statement it voted unanimously to rename the block of Wisconsin Avenue in front of the embassy in northwest Washington as "Boris Nemtsov Plaza."

The move was negatively received among Russia's political class, with one politician calling it a "dirty trick," according to BBC News.

Council member Mary M. Cheh (D) introduced legislation in the D.C. Council to rename the stretch of road last year.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/368313-dc-renames-russian-embassys-street-after-murdered-putin-critic?amp&__twitter_impression=true

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Reply DC renames street in front of Russian embassy after slain Putin critic (Original post)
Julian Englis Jan 10 OP
PatSeg Jan 10 #1
Leghorn21 Jan 10 #2
TomSlick Jan 10 #3
rzemanfl Jan 10 #4
erronis Jan 10 #7
47of74 Jan 10 #10
rzemanfl Jan 10 #11
47of74 Jan 10 #12
rzemanfl Jan 10 #13
Kristofer Bry Jan 10 #5
Blue_Tires Jan 10 #6
cp Jan 10 #8
htuttle Jan 10 #9

Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 06:10 PM

1. Oh, that is priceless

What a brilliant idea.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 06:13 PM

2. St. Petersburg, on the second anniversary of his death, last February:

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 06:14 PM

3. Sweet.

The Orange One will not be happy.

I wonder if Congress will move to overturn.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 06:15 PM

4. They should rename the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue too.

Putin's Puppet Lane would be good.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 07:13 PM

7. Why not "The US/SR Freedom House"?

There will be a special entrance for rUSSrian dignitaries including KGB/FSB.

US citizens looking through the fence for more than five seconds will be detained. Relatives will be notified (maybe).

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 09:00 PM

10. Putinfluffer Lane has a nice ring to it.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 09:23 PM

11. I think "Place" not "Lane." Lane is too rustic.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 09:57 PM

12. That works too.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:08 PM

13. You understand "Lane" sounds better than "Putin's Puppet Place," which would just

become an acronym, "PPP" and the Russians already have that on video.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 06:52 PM

5. Nemtsov

 

Perfect!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 06:55 PM

6. Greenwald and Snowden were unavailable for comment....

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 07:55 PM

8. Perfect!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 07:59 PM

9. So that means the Embassy's address is now on Boris Nemtsov Plaza?



Oh, that's good...


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