MOSCOW, may 18. /TASS/. Vice-speaker of the state Duma Irina Yarovaya said that for Russia it is important not the name of the street or square in front of the Russian Embassy in the United States, and the respect and correctness by the partners. So she commented to the correspondent of TASS reported the news that the Senate Committee of the U.S. Congress supported a bill to rename part of Wisconsin Avenue opposite the Russian Embassy in Washington in honor of the murdered in 2015, the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
“The Embassy of Russia – is part of Russia, and for us it does not matter what the name of the area, and has a value of compliance with the parity interaction, diplomatic correctness and respect for Russia”, – said the MP.
Spring also drew attention that “traditionally, on the basis of common sense, name of streets and squares is a reflection of the historical way, of the importance of certain personalities in the history of the state.” “The possibility of such a decision is a statement about how much the fate of the CIA, state Department, Congress intertwined with the activities and work of Boris Nemtsov,” – said the politician.
The author of the bill approved by the Senate Committee of the U.S. Congress, is a Republican Senator from Florida, member of the last presidential race, Marco Rubio. According to the text of the initiative, a stretch of Wisconsin Avenue in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington should be called Boris Nemtsov Plaza. Thus, it will become the new official address of the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation in the event of final approval of the document by Congress.
A similar project is already in the House of representatives. After support him and the senators and congressmen, it will be sent to the President of the United States.
Boris Nemtsov was killed on the night of February 27, 2015 on the Big Moskvoretsky bridge in Moscow.