I heartily wish You happy birthday! Another year has passed of your heroic resistance to criminal power.
You were an ordinary man, an officer who had never thought about political activity. But circumstances turned in such a way that the Kremlin made you its political prisoner No. 1, the Iron Mask of the Putin regime.
The executioners failed to break You and it drives them nuts. Day of quiting the power of the dictator will be the day of Your release. We all expected it for Your anniversary. It will surely come on the 56th year of Your life.
With great respect,
Andrei Piontkovsky, political scientist, publicist