The Russian Embassy in the United States for the first time in the last 25 years has not received official congratulations with the Day of Russia from the American administration.
«We can confirm that from the American side is not received the Day of Russia. Is the first time in our memory. Draw your own conclusions,» – said RIA Novosti in the Russian Embassy.
As explained in the U.S. Department of state, under the administration of Donald trump adopted the «new approach where formal greetings are transmitted via the U.S. Embassy» in the respective countries.
«We no longer distribute greetings as press releases, – quoted by TASS representative of the press service of the state Department. But we place them on your site. Officially they are awarded through our embassies… we Ourselves do not share them, but don’t mind if recipient countries do it.»
In this case, the press service found it difficult to say at once, was congratulated on the occasion of Russia Day through the Embassy in Moscow, but promised to clarify it.