The 7th of October if birthday of Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova. Here come greetings from Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, sends Emilia Slabunova greetings on her anniversary:

Dear Emilia Edgardovna,

Happy birthday!

You are a bright and amazing person and politician!

Your ability to hold a stance and find a common language, principles and willingness to compromise, femininity and the ability to make the rigid masculine world take you into account – all this causes enormous respect and often just amazement.

You have taken on a huge burden – a multi-thousand democratic party with millions of voters in a harsh, ignorant and aging authoritarian regime and with full responsibility and tremendous tension are fulfilling your duty and obligations to the country and people.

The Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko, under your leadership, is really coming to renewal, young people are coming to the party en masse, a new dialogue is being formed with our supporters and potential allies.

I am certain that your knowledge of life, your professional experience, and a courageous, honest voice are vital to Russian politics.

With sincere respect and gratitude,

Grigory Yavlinsky