Birthday Greetings of Aleksandr Beglov, Governor of St. Petersburg, to Bishop Laptev:
“Dear Ivan Sergeyevich,
“I wish you a Happy Birthday!
“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”