Washington DC Council Bill a New Way of Insulting Russia

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Washington DC Council Bill a New Way of Insulting Russia

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

In 1985, Congress named the area of 16th Street in the nation's capital in front of Soviet Russia's embassy Andrei Sakharov Plaza, the country's best-known dissident at the time.

A city council bill proposes renaming it after slain Putin antagonist/Western darling Boris Nemtsov – another insult against country if done. They occur with disturbing regularity.

Nemtsov was falsely called "Mr. anti-corruption" when alive. He was no paragon of virtue, involved in various predatory/illegal schemes. 

He had ties to convicted oligarch Mikhail Knodorkovsky and self-exiled billionaire Boris Berezovsky in Britain to avoid prosecution.

Nemtsov ignored US responsibility for the coup replacing democracy in Ukraine with fascist despotism. He lied calling Donbass "Vladimir Putin's war."

He got
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