Happy Birthday! Wish you bottomless health and spiritual strength! By your friends word I know you as a devout Orthodox Christian. I am sure it was your faith that helped you to endure your ordeals so stoically.
After two mock parliaments -Chechen and Russian requested my arrest on yhe grounds of extremism I was forced to flee this country. I got a lucky opportunity to meet several your colleagues while in exile. Let me assure you they ceaselessly look for schemes to release you before this regime falls, for the efforts which ended in freedom of recent Nadezhda Savchenko and some other Ukrainian prisoners had finally succeeded.
I gladly look forward to meet you as a free man on free land.
Andrey Piontkovsky, political scientist and journalist