LETTER TO THE EDITORS
In this issue’s “Aestimationes librorum” section, we have decided to publish Mr. E. Shal’man’s letter to the Editors about the recent publication of the book: Aleksandr Pushkin, The Shade of Barkov: Texts; Commentaries; Excursus (Moscow, “Iazyki slavianskoj kul’tury”, 2002). In the course of his
argument, Mr. Shal’man levels some serious accusations at the compilers of The Shade of Barkov. Our reply to Mr. E. Shal’man’s appears at the end of the section.