The message reads, in part:
“By celebrating the centenary of Alexander Zinoviev we pay a deep, sincere tribute to our outstanding compatriot who was a talented researcher and writer, an original thinker, and a true patriot and citizen. His fundamental works, both fiction and opinion pieces, are a major, truly unique contribution to the development of national philosophy, sociology, social thinking, an important and an integral part of the global academic, creative and ideological heritage. And, of course, we will remember Alexander Zinoviev as a courageous, uncompromising person with great personal integrity.
I am convinced that the special event with the participation of well-known politicians, public figures, representatives of science and culture will become one of the brightest and most memorable events devoted to the anniversary of Alexander Zinoviev.”