Council criticised for not getting behind plan to name path at Russian embassy after murdered Putin critic

Kensington and Chelsea council has provisionally rejected a proposal to name a footpath in front of the Russian embassy in London in honour of the murdered Moscow democracy campaigner and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

A cross-party group of MPs asked the Conservative-run council in November to designate the footpath Boris Nemtsov Way. Nemtsov was a trenchant critic of Vladimir Putin and a former deputy prime minister. He was gunned down in February 2015 on a bridge next to the Kremlin.

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