Anatoly Antonov said that the name change “did not cause emotions”
The Russian Ambassador in Washington Anatoly Antonov said that the initiative of us lawmakers to rename the square in front of the Russian Embassy in the United States in honor of slain opposition politician, “there is no emotion,” he has a personally and other Russian diplomats.
In an interview with RTVi TV channel, he stressed that Russian officials would accept any decision of the us authorities.
“The American authorities to decide where, when and who can call a particular area, a particular street, said Anatoly Antonov. – We will accept any decision of the United States in this regard”.
The Ambassador said that personally for him it is important only that the decision was not made “in defiance of the Russian Federation”.
For the first time with the initiative to rename the square in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington in honor of Russian opposition politician made a speech at the 2016 Republican Senator Marco Rubio. This spring, the project rename one of the approved committees of the city Council of Washington, and in December the decision was supported by all members of the city Council.
Official vote to be held in early 2018. In this case, the official address of the Russian Embassy in the United States is going to sound like “Boris Nemtsov Plaza, building 1”.