The message reads, in part:
“Please accept my warmest wishes on your birthday.
You have reached a venerable age, but you continue to take your place on the stage at the Russian Army Theatre, your ‘home’ stage, and bring joy to your fans with your vivid and talent performances, inimitable actor’s temperament and brilliant improvisations.
From all my heart, I wish you boundless inspiration, cheerful spirits and creative achievements.”
Vladimir Zeldin, Russia’s oldest actor, is celebrating his 101st birthday.