Iftar in Yekaterinburg

Man talking to group of people.
Consul General’s speech (Photo belongs to the U.S. Dept of State)

Continuing a tradition of many of his predecessors, the Consul General hosted an Iftar meal last night at his residence during this month of Ramadan. Representatives of the Muslim faith attended, shared in a halal meal, and engaged in a friendly exchange about customs and traditions in the Muslim world, including in the USA. The Consulate showed some short films about Muslims in the USA, and shared the messages of President Obama and Secretary Kerry in recognition of Ramadan, highlighting the themes of charitable action and peace.