ELCIR Bishop Ivan Laptev has received a birthday greetings telegram from Aleksandr Drozdenko, Governor of Leningrad Oblast:
Right Reverend Bishop and Vladika,
The government of Leningrad Oblast and I personally send you our warm birthday greetings! With all my heart I wish you good health and abundant life energy for your endeavors toward the good of the Lutheran Church and society. May all your good works and efforts always be successful!
Aleksandr Drozdenko, Governor of Leningrad Oblast