Independence Day

People standing around cake. (State Dept.)
Consul General Otto Hans Van Maerssen takes part in cake cutting ceremony (Photo belongs to the U.S. Dept of State)

On the 4th of July, the U.S. Consulate General in Yekaterinburg gathered friends and partners to celebrateAmerica’s Independence Day. This jubilee, the 20th Independence Day celebrated in the Urals and the 238th in American history, featured an official speech by the Consul General, a cake cutting ceremony and, of course, American music.  Classic swing, Latin, rock and jazz tunes, masterfully arranged and performed by Yekaterinburg pianist Stanislav Sitnikov, gave guests a chance to embrace the holiday spirit.

Photos of the event can be found on our Flickr page – Part 1Part 2Part 3.