The letter of greetings on the occasion of Russia Day from Governor of St. Petersburg Aleksandr Beglov to Bishop Ivan Laptev (English translation):
“Dear Ivan Sergeyevich,
“I wish you a happy Russia Day!
“This national holiday unites us all in our sincere feelings for our Fatherland and our desire to work for its development and prosperity.
“Leaning on the centuries-long traditions of unity and togetherness and on high spiritual and moral values, Russia became a strong, powerful, and prosperous state.
“I wish you the best of health, wellbeing, and further success in your noble ministry!
Aleksandr Beglov, Governor of St. Petersburg”