Text by Natalia Shuvalova
On September 13th, the Mexican Embassy in Moscow celebrated the 197th year of independence from the Spanish Crown. The special ceremony honoring the flag of Mexico “Grito Independencia” was followed by the national anthem. The newly accredited Ambassador, Alfredo Perez Bravo, welcomed all guests not to a social gathering but to a real “Fiesta Mejicana”. Right after the official ceremony, he gave an award to Fedor Kritsky acknowledging his work for the Embassy for 28 years! The number of guests exceeded 400 people. Among them were those from the Mexican and Latin Community, as well as friends from other embassies, businessmen and people famous in culture, like Pierre-Christian Brochet. They were offered national traditional dishes (including nachos and salsa), different brands of the best “tequilas” and Mexican beers. All enjoyed the performance of a Mexican harp player, who played songs from Veracruz, an eastern province in the Gulf of Mexico, and two Mexican singers, currently studying cinema and theater in Moscow universities.