His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Dear Ilham Heydarovich!
Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration as I extend to you my congratulations on the occasion of your birthday.
All of your works and endeavors are aimed at improving the life of the Azerbaijani people, making the country more powerful and prosperous. At our first meeting I was completely confident in your abilities, which have now fully realized.
May the new page of your life bring new triumphs, new success to you and preserve your old and faithful friends.
I wish you good health and longevity.
Merited Artist of Russia, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts