Our dearest Vladimir Petrovich,

Happy birthday!

Your sense of inner freedom, fullness of life, constant and conscious presence in the midst of life made you one of the most prominent figures in the Russian history of the recent decades.

Your sense of humor allows you to maintain sanity in the assessment of yourself and the events. Your will and your understanding of the moral duty helps to live and overcome huge difficulties to many people.

Your personality, wit and erudition are a credit to Russia today. Your ability to be a good friend and your zest for life attract to you wonderful people and make you needed to all of us.

Wishing you health and strength!


Grigory Yavlinsky