Russia's Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak invited on the last working day of the week at a reception in the state Department on the occasion of the main American holiday - the independence Day, celebrated on July 4.
"In accordance with diplomatic practice, the Ambassador of Russia together with the heads of diplomatic missions of a number of other countries invited to the welcome reception, which will be held on the last working day of the week in the evening (local time) in the Department of state in USA. Once the event is expected to salute, " said Fins news at the Russian Embassy.
in mission reminded that before at a reception at the Russian Embassy on the occasion of Russia Day on June 12 was attended by Authorized state Department, for example, Deputy assistant Secretary of state Paul Jones.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. Before the U.S. Department of defense published the National military strategy, referring to the Russian Federation to the number of " revisionist countries that defy international norms, do not appreciate the sovereignty of its neighbors and undermine regional security.