14ymedio, Moscow, 30 January 2017 — According to Russian news agency Tass, sources at the Moscow City Council have reported that a square in the northwest of the city will be named after the late Cuban ex-president.
In the first moment, shortly after Fidel Castro’s death, Moscow’s Interdepartmental Commission chose two sections of a street in the Severnoye Medvedkovo district, but finally opted for a square is located in the Sokol district of, near Salvador Allende Street, “the president of Chile who was a friend of Castro,” the official agency writes.
On December 27, the Cuban parliament approved a bill banning the use of the name of the leader of the Revolution, who died on 25 November 2016, to designate public spaces on the Island
Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez also has a street in the nearby Khoroshevsky district.
On December 27, the Cuban parliament passed a bill prohibiting the use of the name of the leader of the Revolution, who died on 25 November 2016, to designate public spaces on the island. It was Fidel Castro’s express wish, according to the Palace of the Revolution, that the use of his name be avoided in plazas and avenues, and he also rejected the construction of statues or the issuance of coins with his image.
That decision was precisely what caused the City of Oleiros (La Coruña) to desist from its intention to dedicate a park to the former Cuban president. Its mayor announced that As Galeras would be renamed a few days after Castro’s death, but finally, and after the government of Cuba’s rejection of these gestures became known, a change of heart was announced.