PAO visits TUT.BY

Spokesperson Lee McManis visited the TUT.BY office today to deliver a letter from the U.S. Embassy’s Charge d’affaires, Jeffrey Giauque, congratulating this media outlet on its 20th anniversary and our wish for TUT.BY to have happy anniversaries into the future.  He also delivered for the occasion a celebratory cake, colored with the outlet’s colors of white, red, and blue.  The Spokesperson conveyed on behalf of the Embassy a message of support for freedom of the press as an essential principle of the American Constitution and a critical component of any democracy.