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Washington renames Russian embassy street after slain opposition MP

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January 11, 2018 11:33


Washington DC has renamed the street the Russian embassy sits on after a murdered Russian opposition politician. The city council voted to rename the street outside Russia's embassy complex after Boris Nemtsov, who was shot outside the Kremlin in 2015. A statement from the council said the decision to honour the "slain democracy activist" passed unanimously.Russian politicians criticised the move, with one MP labelling it a "dirty trick".  Read more

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