Happy Birthday to You! Its shocking wrong that You celebrate it not at home with your closest people. The reason for this can be summarized in a few words: fourteen years ago a group of scoundrels tried to make you an offer, from which, according to their infamous understanding, no «normal» person can refuse the scoundrels suggested that you will blame and condemn another person to prison.
They could not even imagine that someone could refuse! But the faith in You is stronger than mean calculation and you refused. You, with all possible meanness, were avenged for nobility, trying to take your life from you by robbing you of your freedom. Thats why I have to address you not at festive table at your house, but in such a public manner. And this means that the more important that people understand the most fundamental reason for what happens to You. Revenge of scoundrels to a man of high character thats what prevents us from sitting at one table on Your birthday, its very simple, and there is no need for complex legal explanations.
But nobility is rewarded. And it will surely be that Your nobility, Your loyalty to yourself, Your convictions and Your faith will certainly be rewarded. It certainly will be sooner or later, one way or another. And I repeat this to You on Your birthday, Aleksei. Happy Birthday to You!
Igor Sutyagin, scientist, London military-political expert