The municipal council of Washington decided to rename the square in front of the Russian embassy after Boris Nemtsov. Vladimir Kara-Murza, the chairman of Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom posted this on Twitter.
‘Washington city council unilaterally approved the draft bill (in the first reading), which foresees that the square in front of the Russian embassy after Boris Nemtsov,’ he wrote.
Boris Nemtsov was murdered in central Moscow on the night of February 28, 2015. Several suspects have been implicated in the assassination, all of whom are Chechens. The alleged shooter is a former officer in the security force of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov who was also accused by opposition leader Ilya Yashin of having murdered Nemtsov. Five Chechens are prosecuted as suspects in his murder.