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A DC Dig at Russia: Avenue in Front of Embassy Renamed for Activist

The Russian Embassy in Washington has a new address, at least symbolically. A one-block section of Wisconsin Avenue directly in front of the embassy was officially renamed Boris Nemtsov Plaza on Tuesday, in what amounts to a D.C.-sponsored effort to troll the Russian government. A former deputy prime minister, Nemtsov became an opposition activist and vocal public critic of President Vladimir Putin. He was shot dead while walking on a bridge near the Kremlin three years ago. The...

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