Prague shifts Russia’s embassy address to Boris Nemtsov square
PRAGUE – On Monday, Prague announced that its Russian embassy location is to be renamed after Boris Nemtsov, joining Washington and Kiev in commemorating the opposition leader who was murdered.
Nemtsov was one of Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics and he was shot dead as he was walking across a bridge near Moscow’s Kremlin Palace in February 2015.
Prague’s Mayor Zdenek Hrib said that a promenade shall be named after Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, shot in 2006.
“Both personalities promoted democracy and they both were disgracefully murdered. They deserve a memorial.”
– Zdenek Hrib, Prague Mayor
The square is located in Prague’s leafy quarter filled by diplomatic missions and home to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) offices.
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