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MOSCOW, July 4. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory telegram to US President Barack Obama on the occasion of the US federal holiday - Independence Day, the Kremlin press service reported on Monday.
The Russian president expressed confidence that "positive experience of the past will promote the return of the Russia-US dialogue to the constructive course, which will allow the sides to more effectively counteract the threats and challenges the international community is facing at present."
"The history of Russian-American relations confirms that acting on an equal partnership basis and respecting the lawful interests of each other, we can solve the most difficult international problems for the benefit of the both countries’ peoples and the whole mankind," the Russian president said.
The United States celebrates on Monday the US main federal holiday - Independence Day. This year, America celebrates its 240th anniversary of independence from British rule.