Please accept my warmest wishes for your birthday. I urge you to be careful and stay healthy within the meager opportunities provided. This regime is well aware that its leaders stand no chance of staying free should the democratic changes occur.
It is therefore for that reason the Kremiln cronies act so rudely and ruthlessly, eager to carry out any reprisals they see fit, ready to imprison or kill and brushing the law aside. The intensity of terror depends solely on the political circumstances of the given moment, and the concerned citizens naturally want to shake off this semi-totalitarian yoke. It is for this very reason I urge you to stay healthy, for we will win and you will be free. Anyway, I thank you for your courage and endurance. They energize us. Together we will win!
Mark Galperin, civic activist