State Duma deputies asked to name a street in Moscow in honor of Luzhkov

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State Duma deputies sent a petition to the mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, to assign one of the capital’s streets or squares after the former head of the city, Yuri Luzhkov. This was announced by the head of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy Alexander Khinshtein.

According to Khinshtein, the deputies receive numerous appeals from citizens about the perpetuation in the toponics of Moscow named after Luzhkov, who headed the city from 1992 to 2010.

“In many ways, it was his organizational talents, professional and personal qualities that made it possible to reverse the critical socio-economic situation, ensure the stable and progressive development of the capital region,” said in an appeal published on Khinshtein’s Telegram channel on Monday, April 26.

The corresponding document was signed by the heads of 3 Duma factions (United Russia, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, A Just Russia), 4 vice-speakers, more than 30 State Duma deputies, etc.

In December last year, a memorial plaque to Yuri Luzhkov was unveiled in Moscow. The commemorative plaque is located at the address: 3rd Tverskaya-Yamskaya, building 48, where the former mayor lived.

The former mayor of Moscow died on December 10, 2019 at the age of 84 in a Munich hospital in Germany, where he underwent heart surgery. After the surgery, complications began, and the politician could not be reanimated. Luzhkov was buried at the Novodevichy cemetery on December 12.