Dear Mr. President,
One year has passed since the premature and terrible death of the extraordinary Venezuelan leader and my great friend, Hugo Rafael Ch?vez Fr?as. On remembering this exceptional man, I cannot but admire his willpower, his courage, his inexhaustible energy and his personal charm. A fervent defender of his homeland, faithful to the ideas of the great Liberator Sim?n Bol?var, in the few years of his life, he knew how to achieve many successes for the development of Venezuela and for the good of its people. The vigorous international activity of Hugo Ch?vez garnered for him deserved respect not only in Latin America but also in other regions of the world.
He always harboured friendly sentiments toward Russia, showing a real interest in the culture and history of our country. With his active personal contribution the firm and lasting bases of the strategic Ruso-Venezuelan alliance were laid.
I reaffirm with great satisfaction that through our joint efforts we will continue carrying out the ideas of Comandante Ch?vez, making our bi-national ties mutually beneficial in different spheres. I express the conviction that under your leadership comrades in the struggle and followers of Hugo Ch?vez will achieve new goals in the construction of a strong, sovereign and prosperous Venezuela.
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