Despite the disagreements that divide the U.S. and the Russian Federation at the state level, the citizens of our countries get along fine, said the U.S. Ambassador to Moscow John Tefft at the celebration of the 239-th anniversary of independence of the United States.
"I think that Despite the issues that divide our governments today, citizens of Russia and the USA excellent interact on a human level civil ", – Tefft said.
He thanked all those present: commissioners Russian and American businesses, politicians, public figures, diplomats and other guests and especially the Ambassador of Mexico in Russia for " provided for the festive tequila cocktails ". This commemoration of the anniversary of American independence, the residence of the Ambassador in the Russian Federation has decided to dedicate one of the States – California, reports RIA " Novosti ". At the reception there political scientists Gleb Pavlovsky, Sergei Markov, businessmen, Oleg Deripaska, Mikhail Prokhorov, politician Grigory Yavlinsky, editor in chief "the Independent newspaper" Konstantin Remchukov." why are we focused on one state? Wherever I worked in the Ambassador, my wife Mariella and chose one U.S. state or region to impersonate the specified day ", – Tefft said. He said that California is not only Silicon valley, Hollywood, and the famous Russian-American settlement of Fort Ross. A celebration ceremony held at the residence of the head of the American diplomatic mission Spaso house. Before the opening speech of the Ambassador of the Ceremony insertion and removal of the state flag and the flag of the marine units, and has also performed the national anthems of several countries. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine.