Birthday Greetings of Aleksandr Beglov, Governor of St. Petersburg, to Bishop Laptev:
“Dear Ivan Sergeyevich,
“Please receive my birthday greetings!
“Through your noble pastoral ministry, you assert the Christian ideals of love, humanism, and mercy in our society and give people hope and a moral foundation.
“I wish you good health for many years ahead and God’s help in all of your good works and initiatives!
A. D. Beglov
Governor of St. Petersburg”