A small town in Russia has started a petition to rename one of their street signs in honor of America’s president-elect, Donald Trump.
Although the mainstream media has been feverishly pushing the “Russian hacker” narrative in attempts to discredit Trump and the results of the election, it hasn’t stopped Russians from having a favorable view of the soon to be president. In fact, Russian citizens were found to be 11 times more likely to vote for Trump over Clinton if they were in America, as a recent poll found that 45% of respondents would vote Trump while only 4% would vote for Clinton. In the same poll, 28% said they expected Trump to become one of the best presidents in U.S. history.
It should come as no surprise then that Russian citizens are jubilant about Trump’s victory, so much so that citizens in the town of Ryazan have started a petition to change the name of a current street to honor Donald Trump.
Sergey Bizyukin, the petition’s creator, said he has already received 300 signatures to rename “Godless Street” to “Donald Trump Street”.
“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 Trump’s high approval in Russia to promote the idea of warming relations between the two countries. Trump has expressed a desire to foster better relations with Russia, and has spoken fondly of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Nothing says warming relations between Russia and America than naming a street after a current U.S. president.
Ironically though, the American city of Chicago just last month decided to remove three Trump street signs due to the perception of Chicago that Trump presented during the campaign through his frequent mentions of the city as a place overrun with violent crime.
Considering Chicago saw a record number in murders in 2016, coming in at 752 (an increase of 57% over 2015), Trump’s portrayed of the city as violent seems perfectly accurate. Just last week one of the most horrific crimes in recent memory took place in Chicago, as four people kidnapped and tortured a mentally handicapped man for two days.
Perhaps Chicago’s Democrat politicians should consider fixing the rampant violence in their city instead of trying to satisfy social justice warriors by removing “offensive” Trump street signs.
Meanwhile the town of Ryazan has strong Christian roots, low crime and features some of the most historic Russian Orthodox Cathedrals.
Russian towns aren’t looking so bad after all, at least when compared to the violence and crime in cities like Chicago.
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