July 4, 2015 marked the 239 anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. On this day, Americans celebrate the principles on which our nation was founded. As our founding fathers famously remarked in 1776, “We hold this truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Every year, Americans celebrate Independence Day with parades, fireworks, family and fun.
On July 2, the Consulate held its annual Independence Day Celebration. This year’s celebration focused on the strength of people-to-people ties between Russians and Americans. We thank those who joined us to commemorate this important American holiday.