I write this note on the significant occasion: the editorial board of our site published two books - “The splinters of empire” with the verses Valeria Anders-van Wijngaarden, Alexander Andreevskiy, Mikhail Etelzona and yours obedient servant, and also the book of Semem Taleysnik “The notes of doctor”.
Verses and stories have been published on the site since 2005. To verses “The splinters of empire” is introduced the thin and expressive preface of editor Vera Stremkovsky; compiler is Igor Bukhvalov; computer imposition Dirk de Kort and cover - Alex Cheremnov. To all them should be expressed our appreciation for the large labor. The verses of my colleagues deserve approval, although several of my verses better would have been excluded as frankly weak, very politic and passage, that I myself would make, if I had the possibility of selection.
Book of S.Taleysnik “The notes of doctor” seems not to need review, even not for me to make, since I wrote the preface to it. The role of Olivia as editor is not very intelligible, since I discussed that book in sufficient detail.. These 2 books would not have seen the light without the initiative and the organisation from the side of Valeria and Hans. I thus, congratulate all of us with these publications! I will add that to see its texts not in the electronic-, but in the natural book version - is an entirely different matter! Prof.Sandro Belotsky (Jerusalem).