U.S. ambassador greets Russians on New Year's, hopes for strengthening bonds in 2015

U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft wishes everyone in Russia a happy New Year and a merry Christmas on behalf of the American people.

U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft wishes everyone in Russia a happy New Year and a merry Christmas on behalf of the American people.

"As we celebrate the end of one year and wake up in a new one tomorrow, let us look forward to strengthening the deep bonds between the peoples of our two countries," Tefft said in a video greeting posted on Youtube on Wednesday.

Tefft noted that, while he knows that 2014 has not been an easy year for many Russians as well as for many Americans, he wished them "happiness, success, and a wonderful 2015."

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