January 10, 2017 4:00 pm -

He is so beloved there.

Residents of Ryazan, a town about 125 miles southeast of Moscow, are circulating a petition to rename Godless Street – a relic of the Soviet era – to Donald Trump Street. The petition has already received nearly 300 signatures, the petition’s creator Sergey Bizyukin told CNN.


“Some saw it as a joke and signed 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,” Bizyukin said. In a play on Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America great again,” Bizyukin has given his petition the slogan “Make Ryazan great again.”

Bizyukin said he wants to use the U.S. president-elect’s high approval in Russia to promote the idea of warming relations between the two countries.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.