Dear Lyudmila Mikhailovna, accept my sincere congratulations on the occasion of your anniversary!
An entire era in the modern history of our country, marked by the construction of a new, democratic Russia is inextricably linked with your name.
Your life path is an example of courageous and tireless struggle for human rights and the formation of civil society in our country. Thanks to your activity, hundreds of people have been restored to their rights.
Today, we no longer imagine our life without democratic values and the principles of human and citizen rights and freedoms. They are the most valuable thing that the State can bestow upon its citizens. Your great merit is in this accomplishment.
You gave us the confidence that human rights depend not only on the State, but also on us, and each of us can make the world a better and more fair.
For many years you remain the permanent Chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group and the main human rights defender of Russia. Therefore, we highly appreciate your participation in the Expert Council under the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation.
With all my heart I wish you good health, vivacity and further success in ensuring the development of democracy and human rights!
High Commissioner for Human Rights
in the Russian Federation