Historical Points of Russian/American Friendship - Page 2
When Sevastopol fell, the British and French diplomats in the United States decided to organize a banquet in honor of their only major victory in this war. They pitched a huge tent with snacks in San Francisco and invited the most famous people of the city. However, they were very surprised when to the celebration came a huge crowd of angry Americans who defeated this tent, so the “party” was ended.
Another notable episode in the Crimean War is associated with the heroic defense of Petropavlovsk from the English squadron, when the Russian people on mere bravery overthrown in a sea the large and well-trained British troops. The American consul in Hawaii, when he heard the news about British troops, first hired a local whaler and sent him to the Russian fortress with urgent reports about the approaching enemy. The successful defense of Petropavlovsk caused an explosion of jubilation in the U.S.
Characteristically, when the Prince Alexei Alexandrovich, a son of Alexander II, visited New York in the 1870th year, he was greeted by American people and in his honor was organized a parade on the Broadway. Until the establishment of Soviet power, Russia and the U.S. were very good geopolitical allies.
It is also interesting that Benjamin Franklin, one of the most revered historical people, was elected by the Russian Empress Catherine the Great as the first foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Picture: Sputnik & Pogrom