The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has not transferred the Russian state authorities congratulations on the Russia Day. About it as transfers TASS, said on Thursday, June 15, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
She noted that the history of congratulation from the US drew attention after the “strange statements” of Washington. “After what we heard really was curious, and realized that the history of mystical. Had to deal with this issue” — said the diplomat. Foreign Ministry spokesman explained that usually the Americans are in “an informal manner” placed such greetings on the website of the state Department that “in principle does not correspond to the generally accepted diplomatic practice.”
This year the rules have changed, continued Zakharov, adding that, according to the state Department, now these messages are awarded through the U.S. Embassy. However, it turned out that the American Embassy in Moscow “there is no congratulations to the Russian state authorities not passed”. At the same time, drew attention Zakharov, on the website of the Department of state continue to posted a congratulatory address to other countries.
“Maybe in the context of global anti-Russian panic they are literally afraid of some kind words to say about Russia, — said the representative of the foreign Ministry. — As you know, we all will survive, as always with a smile, but something they’re confused everything.”
Earlier in the Russian Embassy in Washington said that the United States first sent a congratulation on Day of Russia, celebrated June 12. The state Department then explained that during the administration of Donald trump adopted a new approach: “We do not share greetings as press releases. But we place them on your site. Officially they are awarded through our Embassy”.