Birthday Wishes to Khodorkovsky from Across the World

June 30, 2014

On June 26, 2014, Mikhail Khodorkovsky celebrated his 51st birthday – the first to be celebrated among family and friends in more than ten years following his release this past winter.

Hundreds of well wishers from across the world sent in their birthday wishes – a few of which are shared below (initials are used to protect the privacy of supporters).

Over many years now I’ve watched the character of your person withstand experiences that could have proven to have been demoralizing to the strongest of human beings. Yet, you had been, and remain to this day being, unwavering and unrelenting in your views and hopes.” – B., USA

I have been praying for you every single day during those hard and long years and so I am so happy with you and your loved ones since that fabulous December 20th 2013.” – CB, Germany

I couldn’t have dreamed you would be finally released and it truly is remarkable. In our lifetime, we have seen many terrible things in the former Soviet Union but many great things that give us hope, and your release is one of them.” – C.A.F., New York, NY, USA

You have all my respect and admiration! I believe your ideals Will help Russia to find its Russian identity so that each person himself feel responsible for Russia, and do not try to project force and responsibility to a strong authorian leader.” – K.G., Denmark

Happy Birthday Mikhail – I hope the future holds lots of good things for you.” E.F., Japan

We send our warmest wishes to you, Mikhail Borisovich, to whom we feel indebted as old friends. Your fight for justice in Russia will not be forgotten, and we will continue to stand and support you in your coming years to continue the fight for human rights.” J.P, Poland

Let me use this oportunity and wish You best of all – luck and health, prosperity, peace and freedom. I am so happy for You Mr. Mikhail!” – D.L., Israel

Поздравляем! Счастья, здоровья, удачи!” – M.P., Moscow

Happy Birthday, Mikhail, Many Happy Returns and blessings on you all.” – G.S., London