Norton To Speak At Dedication Of Boris Nemtsov Plaza In Front Of Russian Embassy, Today


Norton to Speak at Dedication of Boris Nemtsov Plaza in Front of Russian Embassy, Today

Feb 27, 2018

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will join District of Columbia Councilmembers and Members of Congress to speak at the dedication ceremony to unveil a sign for Boris Nemtsov Plaza (2698-2600 Wisconsin Ave NW), today, Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at noon.  Legislation to rename the section of Wisconsin Avenue in front of the Russian Embassy after Nemtsov, a former Russian Deputy Prime Minister and human rights advocate who was assassinated on February 27, 2015, originated in Congress.  Norton insisted that the Council preempt congressional action and pass local legislation because Wisconsin Avenue is a D.C.-owned street.  The …

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