Boris Nymcov is named a small Russian opposition politician at the Russian embassy building in Washington, based on the decision of the US capital’s government.
13 members of the Washington DC – eleven Democrats and two independent politicians – voted unanimously to rename the small square. On Wednesday, however, the proposal was only adopted at first reading. The new nameplate of the square will be inaugurated on the 27th of February, at the third anniversary of the murder of Nyemcov. Until then, the place is still named Wisconsin Avenue 2650.
Nyemcov was killed at the age of 55, in February 2015, with five firing near the Kremlin a few hours after calling for a demonstration for his military intervention in Russia in Ukraine. In the summer of 2017, a Russian court found five people guilty of murder. The killer, Zaur Dadajeev, who was in the back of politics, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, and his accomplices were imprisoned from 6 to 11 years. The Kremlin denied that it would have been related to the murder.
In Washington, neither the local government politicians nor the democrats Muriel Bowser, a Mayor of the press, refused to comment on the decision. However, the Politico page noted that it is obviously a sign for Moscow.
Russia’s alleged US and European role has been discussed several times in Washington on Wednesday. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who talks with US President Donald Trump, told The Washington Post in an interview with Wednesday’s website that the Russian intervention in the US election process in 2016 also warned of European democracies. Solberg said: “This is a matter of course in all European countries, because of the American debate on it.” Each country has to deal with it in its own way. It is also a matter of developing a political system that is flexible enough to be able to such threats “.
On Wednesday, ten members of the Democratic Party of the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee wrote about a 200-page report on Russian influence, Putin’s asymmetrical assault on democracy in Russia and Europe. This is very short, but they also dealt with Hungary. It was found that with the Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the Russian government was in good standing, referring to the eastern opening policy and Hungary’s resolutions on anti-Russian sanctions.
The Democratic senators believed that the Hungarian government “is closer to Moscow than ever before, since the fall of the Berlin Wall.” The senators, however, remarked: Hungarian justice charged Béla Kovács, a member of the Jobbik MEP, for spying on behalf of Russia in the institutions of the European Union. “Without a government partner, it is difficult to stand up to the asymmetric arsenal,” the politicians said, adding that tools such as visa refusal had been used earlier. “This step is repeatable if necessary” – nodded.