The Russian embassy reminded Americans in a tweet Tuesday that a Fourth of July musical staple was actually written about one of that country's own wars.
"Dear Americans, happy Independence Day! Learn more about Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, now a July Fourth tradition," the embassy wrote.
The tweet included a link to a Sputnik news agency story about the song's origins and was published Tuesday as tension rose with Russia over North Korea's missile program. Both Russia and China announced a joint agreement challenging Trump and urging an end to joint exercises with South Korea.