President-elect Donald Trump’s name could be officially engraved as the new name on a street in Ryazan, Russia.
Residents of the small town, which lies appx. 125 miles southeast of Moscow, are promoting a petition to rename a presently unfavorably-named street after Trump.
And the current name of the street? “Godless Street.”
Godless St. in Ryazan, Russia, is an actual address and a historical relic of the Soviet era.
Sergey Bizyukin, who has already acquired 300 signatures, titled his petition “Make Ryazan Great Again“ and explained to CNN the various motives behind renaming the street “Trump:”
“Some saw it as a joke and signed [the petition] because it was fun; some stood for normalization of US-Russia ties; and some signed because they don’t like the name of Godless Street.”
As for Bizyukin, he likes the idea of warming relations between the U.S. and Russia, and notes Trump’s high approval ratings in his home country as a telling sign.
While Bizyukin’s petition may simply be for good fun, critics see it as a negative consequence of the growing misrepresentation that Trump is politically in bed with Russia and President Vladimir Putin.
Over the past few weeks, Trump has continuously faced scrutiny, particularly from the liberal media, regarding his rhetoric against the possibility that the Russians were potential influencers in the 2016 election.
H/T: The Hill
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