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Happy 4th of July, dear Americans!

July 4, 2009

4th of July fireworksThe United States amaze me with their history of foundation. So many great minds like Washington, Franklin, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson (!), Madison and others came together on July 4 in 1776, and put the first steps in making US one of the great powers of today – signed the Declaration of Independence. And unlike the post-Soviet countries, who were “catapulted into independence”* as a result of unexpected breakup of the USSR, the US did fight for their independence. Therefore, they deserve praises for it.

My dear American friends, I sincerely congratulate you with the 4th of July – Independence Day!

* Rumer B.Z., Zhukov S.V., Central Asia: the challenges of independence, M.E. Sharpe, 1998

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