For the first time in 25 years, the United States has sent Russia an official congratulations on the national holiday. The disturbance on the Russian side, the American foreign Ministry said that the new administration has changed the process of formal greetings, and now they are circulated as press releases.
“We no longer distribute greetings as press releases. But we place them on your site. Officially they are awarded through our embassies” — leads TASS words of the representative of the press service of the state Department.