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US and Russia Having a Strange Street-Name Spat

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The US embassy in Moscow currently has the ho-hum address of Bolshoy Devyatinsky Lane, 8. But if a Russian lawmaker gets his way, the address will soon be North American Dead End, 1, reported newser.
The reason is a bizarre spat going on over street names. As RT reports, it began when city officials in Washington, DC, changed the name of the street on which the Russian embassy sits to Boris Nemtsov Plaza, in recognition of a Russian opposition figure who was murdered in 2015.

The move irked senior Duma lawmaker Mikhail Degtyarev, who proposed that Russia respond in tit-for-tat fashion. "Moscow is an ancient, historic city, unlike Washington," he said, per "That is why we will not change the pre-existing street names or alley names over fleeting political ambitions or disputes.


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Location: Russia
Location: Russia
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