Vladislav Tretyak, goalkeeper of the Soviet National Ice-Hockey Team, current President of the Ice-Hockey Federation of Russia
We cannot imagine our music world without this unique, talented and, above all, genuine man. It seems to us that Kobzon has always been, and we would very much like him to always remain, as young and in the possession of the one and only, magical voice which gives you goosebumps and brings tears to your eyes.
Dear Joseph, you have always been a model of a proactive and highly responsible statesman, a born leader of Russia’s political and cultural elite. With all my heart I wish you and your family sterling good health, courage and optimism, happiness and prosperity!