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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Kadyrov bridge: famous people of St. Petersburg demand to prevent offensive names


Well-known residents of St. Petersburg voted against today’s possible solution toponymic Commission of the city of assignment Akhmat Kadyrov the new bridge.


photo: Alexander Astafyev

Alexander Sokurov

As reported “Interfax” the head of the city Parliament Commission for education, culture and science Maxim Reznik, he knows that the St. Petersburg authorities advised those members of the toponymic Commission who do not support the decision, simply come to the meeting not to oppose him.

In addition to Resnick, openly against the already made film Director Alexander Sokurov and actor Oleg Basilashvili.

Sokurov in the statement, which was published of another member of Parliament of St. Petersburg, Boris Vishnevsky, also does not agree with the name for the bridge, asked to avoid “mentioning the name of the odious members of the family in the city undergoing Siege.

The Director noted that the son of Akhmad Kadyrov, the current head of Chechnya, “lies the shadow of complicity in political murders, the Islamization of Chechnya, violations of the Constitution of Russia”. Sokurov’m sure the time will come when the younger Kadyrov will answer for these actions before the Russian court.

His appeal to the Governor of the city and “Russian officer” Georgy Poltavchenko he ended by saying about the confidence in that decision to “bridge named after Akhmad Kadyrov” “will be met with indignation by the inhabitants of the city.”

Wisniewski said about the opinion of Oleg Basilashvili, honorary citizen of St. Petersburg, who, calling him, also expressed his disagreement with a possible solution toponymic Commission.

Read how Kadyrov accused in the attempted abduction of a resident of Chechnya.

Recall that the perpetuation of a name of Akhmat Kadyrov in St. Petersburg, it is proposed to discuss is not the first time. So, member of local historian Andrew Ryzhkov reminded Interfax that more than a year ago to call the name of the street Kadyrov offered the Deputy of the Petersburg legislative Assembly Vitaly Milonov, however, did not find understanding, as Kadyrov is in no way associated with St. Petersburg.

After Milonova a similar idea has made three public organization “Mercy”, “Strength of Russia” and “Nevskie Berega”. They were also refused but it was then that the leadership of the Commission appeared to think to be named after Kadyrov a new bridge.

The question is not reached before the vote on the 28th of April, and a month later appeared again, this time with a high probability of adoption.

According to Ryzhkov, the idea of perpetuating the name Kadyrov is supported not more than 2% of the residents.

Read what the likes of Putin, Kadyrov.

We will remind that the street is named after Akhmad Kadyrov exists in Moscow: it was so named on 17 August 2004 after the death in Grozny in a suicide attack Kadyrov Sr. on 9 may of the same year. It is the street Kadyrov served as an argument when the opposition demands to install a sign on the Big Moskvoretsky bridge, where he was killed Boris Nemtsov. The Moscow city Duma, however, this example calculation is not accepted.

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