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Newly translated Russian historical novels

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Volgadon
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Post by Volgadon » Mon October 20th, 2008, 3:38 pm

Out of curiosity, did you obtain permission to translate and sell the book along with the foreword from 1990 (or was it from the '69 edition)?

If I were you, I would probably explain Russian names a bit more clearly because the leader is left wondering WHY a person can be called by all those names.

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Post by cyura » Mon October 20th, 2008, 5:59 pm

Thank you for your concern, Volgadon, but I did check with the original publisher in Moscow who said that copyrights only lasted 75 years, so the books were free game after about 1996-2000. As for the forward, I'm probably breaking the rules, but all attempts to find out about that person failed. If the author had family I would love to know that, as well, but I fear Stalin probably wiped them out quite thoroughly, as he did several million more times...

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Post by Volgadon » Mon October 20th, 2008, 6:50 pm

I rather ment the forward.

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Post by diamondlil » Mon October 20th, 2008, 8:03 pm

I have merged the two threads together.
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