Dear Alvaro de Marichalar!

Please, accept my greetings and a huge gladness from our acquaintance. You are a courageous, open, fascinating and cheerful man. I really appreciate your kind attitude to me. You continue traditions of your Great forebears and like a true son of Spain you throw a challenge to element. I would dream to share this enormous gladness with you, but my work under a new film holds me as this is also a sort of a ship which has to outlive not a few before reaching the harbour. And like a captain I have to stay at the wheel.

I wish you fair wind, 7 feet down the keel and also salud, amor, pesetas,.. (by return).

I shake your hands strongly and hope on a forthcoming meeting,

Nikita Mikhalkov