On February 8, 2022, Bishop Ivan Laptev received a greetings telegram from Governor of Leningrad Oblast Aleksandr Drozdenko:
“Dear Right Reverend Bishop, Vladika,
“Please receive heartfelt greetings on behalf of the Government of Leningrad Oblast and from me personally for the anniversary of your consecration as Bishop of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria! I’d like to use this occasion to thank you for everything you have done and continue to do in order to keep and uphold spiritual and moral values and strengthen peace and concord in our region! On this important day, I wish you strength of heart, prosperity, and all possible success in all of your salutary work!
Aleksandr Drozdenko, Governor of Leningrad Oblast”