The congratulatory message reads, in part:
“As Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s closest helper and the custodian of his literary legacy, it has fallen upon you to share in full with him a difficult and eventful journey through life. You were always at his side during the hard years of forced emigration and after his return to Russia. You were always there to share the sorrows, the joys, and the creative labour.
Today, as head of the Alexander Solzhenitsyn Russian Public Foundation, you pursue the active work of studying our country’s rich history and the cultural values of Russians abroad. You are helping to build Russia’s sense of identity and are making an important contribution to our country’s literature.”