Obama forgot that RUSSIA saved U.S. 1863godu !
During the Civil War , the Confederate forces were in confusion , as there was a threat of attack England and France in support of the southerners.
In the autumn of 1863 in the midst of the American Civil War to the American shores of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans came two Russian squadron led by Rear Admirals Lesovsky Stepan and Andrei Popov . The formal reason for the visit served as a threat to Russia’s war with France and Britain because of the » Polish question » — this visit was to distract these countries from interfering in the affairs of Poland by creating a threat to the commercial communications of the English merchant fleet off the coast of America.
Preparation and implementation of the visit carried out in compliance with all requirements of secrecy. Squadron of Rear Admiral Lesovsky comprising three frigates ( the flagship of «Alexander Nevsky» , «Relight » and » Oslyabya «), corvettes «Varyag » and » Vityaz» clipper «Almaz» , the total number of crews which exceeded 3 thousand people arrived at port of New York September 24, 1863 . Almost simultaneously with her to San Francisco arrived squadron under the command of Rear Admiral Popov comprising 4 corvettes ( «Hercules «, » Kalevala «, » Ship’s Bell «, » Novik «) and 2 clippers (» Abrek » and » Gaydamak «). The total number of crews of these ships was 1,200. (далее…)