our warmest congratulations on receiving the knighthood!
For us, you have always been a paragon of a Shakespeare scholar and a kind friend. We were deeply touched by your invitation (in the comment for the BBC) to all scholars of Shakespeare around the world to share your pleasure.
We are very proud to be part of this great and friendly network centered around the Shakespeare Institute and the SBT. Without you, it would have never been what it is. Thank you for your support of Shakespeare studies in Russia.
Hurrah for sir Stanley!
On behalf of the Shakespeare Committee, Russian Academy of Sciences,
Alexey Bartoshevich, Nikolay Zakharov, Boris Gaydin & Vladimir Makarov
June 11, 2016.
Захаров Н. В. Уэллс Стэнли Уильям;
Birthday Honours: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust president given knighthood (BBC, 10.06.2016).