Prague to rename square near Russian embassy after slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov
Moscow, Russia - February 27, 2016: Procession in memory of the murdered politician Boris Nemtsov

Prague to rename square near Russian embassy after slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov

Prague, Feb 7 (CTK) - The Pod Kastany square in Prague, where the Russian embassy is situated, will probably be renamed after the murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, Mayor Zdenek Hrib said today, adding that the plan is sure of support in the City Assembly that may take a vote on it later this month. Hrib (Pirates) spoke to server Aktualne.cz. According to Aktualne.cz, the city's toponymic commission has nodded to the renaming, which may take place on February 27, when five years will have elapsed since the murder of Nemtsov. At present, the name of the square in the Prague 6 District is namesti Pod kastany (Chestnut Trees Square). The toponymic commission has also agreed with the plan to rename another public area after murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Her name might be borne by a promenade in the Stromovka Park situated in the Prague 6 and Prague 7 districts, Aktualne.cz has written. "I expect us [City Assembly] to vote on this [the former proposal] on February 24, because I would like to stage the unveiling ceremony on the anniversary of Boris Nemtsov's murder, optimally in the presence of Boris Nemtsov's daughter," Hrib told the server. He said…

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