SIMFEROPOL, August 26 – RIA Novosti. The head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov he recalled about Marek Twain’s visit as part of the American delegation to the Russian Crimea in 1867, the meeting with Emperor Alexander II and the writer’s words about the gratitude of Americans to Russia for supporting the country’s independence.
In August 1867, a group of Americans who came to the peninsula by steamship Quaker City visited Crimea, including journalist Samuel Clemens, later known as Mark Twain, Aksyonov recalls.
On August 26, the travelers were welcomed by Emperor Alexander II, who rested in Livadia. Mark Twain wrote a solemn greeting to the Emperor on behalf of the American guests. Here is a quote: “America owes a lot Russia. She is indebted to Russia in many ways, and especially for the unchanging friendship in the years of her great trials … We do not doubt for a moment that Russia’s gratitude and its sovereignty live and will live in the hearts of Americans, “Aksyonov wrote on his Telegram channel, citing at the writer’s words.