Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, spoke in favour of the idea to name the square at the US Embassy in Moscow in honor of the defenders of Donbass.
On May 18, 2022, four deputy associations in the Moscow City Duma (“United Russia”, “Communist Party”, “Fair Russia”, and “My Moscow”) proposed to the mayor’s office to name the territory of the diplomatic mission the ‘Defenders of Donbass Square’. They also offered to assign this address to the US embassy.
“Today, when heroes, as during the Great Patriotic War, give their lives for the Victory over Nazism, for peace […] we must honor the courage and heroism of the soldiers defending the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics,” the deputies said.
According to the press service of the State Duma, it is proposed to assign the name ‘Defenders of Donbass Square’ to “an unnamed territory at the intersection of Bolshoy Devyatinsky Lane and Konyushkovskaya Street in the immediate vicinity of the US Embassy.”
“The idea is not bad. If it works out, it will be very good,” Peskov said commenting on the abovementioned initiative at briefing, as Interfax quotes.
It is clarified that the proposal was officially sent to the metropolitan government.
As the chairman of the Moscow City Duma Commission on Urban Economy and Housing Policy, Stepan Orlov, told Vechernyaya Moskva, “Muscovites and metropolitan public associations have repeatedly appealed to the deputies of the Moscow City Duma with requests to perpetuate the memory of the heroism and military valor of the defenders of Donbass on the map of the capital.”
Source: Rossiyskaya Gazeta