President Thomas Woodrow Wilson in an address to the U.S. Congress a few weeks after the February (liberal) revolution in Russia 1917.:
"Is not every American feels that wonderful, pleasing to the heart of the events taking place in the last few weeks in Russia, strengthened our hopes for the future peace of the world? For those who knew her better than others, Russia has always been at the heart of their country in a democratic all that concerned the vital traditions of its ideology in all its kindred relationship of the people who showed his natural instincts, his habitual attitude toward life. Autocracy, who was at the top of its political structure, with all that it has existed there for a long time, had a terrifying power, but neither in nature nor Target autocracy was not Russian by birth. And today it is overthrown, and the great, generous Russian people, in all its greatness and power has become an integral part of the forces that are fighting for freedom in the world, justice and peace. This is a worthy partner in the league honor. "
Sen. John McCain
"… I believe that people in Russia no less than the Americans are endowed by our Creator with inalienable" rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, "as the American Declaration of Independence … I believe in you. I believe in your ability to self-government and Your desire for justice and a world of open possibilities. I believe in the greatness of Russian people who suffer severe and boldly fought with the terrible misery to save his people. I believe in your right to create a civilization worthy of your efforts and the sacrifices. I criticize your government not because I'm anti-Russian. I'm doing this because I believe you deserve a government that believes in you and is accountable to you. I hope to see the day when it will happen. "