The message of congratulations reads:
”An outstanding artist and recognised master of fine art, you are well-known not only in our country, but also far beyond its borders. Your work is displayed in the best museums and art galleries in Russia and the world. And many of your exhibitions are notable cultural events, occasioning great interest among connoisseurs of art.
We are glad to see that today you have new plans and designs. And your mastery of line and colour, your subtle sense of your epoch and rich experience will be passed on to a younger generation of artists.“