“Your Eminence, Honorable Vladyka,
“I am writing to give you my sincere birthday greetings!
“You have done and continue to do a lot for the spiritual revival of our Motherland and to help the parishioners of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in their striving for the true values of faith, love for the neighbor, mercy and compassion. With all my heart I wish you good health, happiness, wellbeing, and unending energy to continue to serve the good our land!
Aleksandr Drozdenko, Governor of Leningrad Oblast”