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Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, at approximately 12:10 pm EST, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will deliver remarks at the unveiling of Boris Nemtsov Plaza. After Rubio's legislation stalled in Congress, the City Council of Washington, D.C. voted to designate the street in front of the Russian Embassy in honor of the slain Russian opposition leader.
 
In February 2017, Rubio introduced legislation in the Senate to rename the street and worked closely with D.C. City Council members on the initiative. A timeline of Rubio’s efforts on Boris Nemtsov Plaza can be found below.
 
Rubio’s remarks will be livestreamed here.  
 
Press inquiries should be directed to natalia.arno@4freerussia.org
 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Rubio Attends Unveiling of Boris Nemtsov Plaza
Front of Russian Embassy
2600 Wisconsin Ave NW Block
Boris Nemtsov Plaza
Approximately 12:10pm EST
 
Timeline of Rubio’s Efforts on Boris Nemtsov Plaza

January 10, 2018–Rubio Applauds DC City Council Approval of Boris Nemtsov Plaza
 
December 7, 2017–@SenRubioPress: Yesterday @councilofdc had a hearing on a bill to rename the street in front of Russia’s Embassy in memory of slain opposition leader #BorisNemtsov. Today I sat down with his daughter @ZhannaNemtsova to discuss it. You can catch the full interview Dec. 13th
 
December 6, 2017–Rubio Applauds DC City Council for Taking Up Boris Nemtsov Plaza Legislation
 
November 1, 2017–Rubio met with Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Vladimir Kara-Murza, D.C. Council Chairman Mendelson and Councilmember Mary Cheh to discuss Boris Nemtsov Plaza.
 
April 13, 2017–Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza says Rubio bill would be “very important reminder” to Putin regime
 
April 5, 2017–Rubio, Shaheen Call on Tillerson to Meet With Russian Civil Society Groups During Upcoming Trip
 
March 30, 2017–Rubio speaks at the Atlantic Council on human rights in Russia under Putin
 
March 30, 2017–@SenRubioPress: The street outside #Russia's embassy in DC should look like this. http://bit.ly/2nyJ5pv
 
March 15, 2017–@MarcoRubio: How to make sure the Kremlin & Vladimir Putin remember Boris Nemtsov
 
February 27, 2017–Rubio Introduces Legislation Renaming Street in Front of Russian Embassy in Honor of Assassinated Dissident
 
February 26, 2017–@SenRubioPress: Outside Russian embassy today, a message of solidarity from Sen. @marcorubio marking 2nd anniv of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's murder.
 
February 18, 2017–Key Moments from Rubio's Hearing with Human Rights Activists
 
May 26, 2016–On Senate Floor, Rubio Calls For Release Of Political Prisoners Worldwide
 
February 28, 2015–Rubio Comments On Assassination Of Russian Opposition Leader