Supplementary Notes to Swetlana Tscherwonnaja's Blumen den Siegern, Blumen mit Blut

Supplementary Notes to Swetlana Tscherwonnaja's Blumen den Siegern, Blumen mit Blut, in Mitteilungsblatt der Berliner Georgischen Gesellschaft 27 (April 1994, pp.10-14) & 28 (May 1994, pp.8-10).

I should like to take this opportunity to  congratulate Steffi Chotiwari-Ju/nger for translating, and  the BGG for publishing, Swentlana Tscherwonnaja's  Blumen den Siegern, Blumen mit Blut (Mitteilungsblatt der Berliner  Georgischen Gesellschaft 24, Januar 1994) as a wonderful example to its readership of the utter tendentiousness that characterises all publications on the  Abkhaz-Georgian conflict emanating from Tbilisi or, as in this case, an apparently ethnic Russian in Moscow. However, unfortunately the observations that palpably should  have accompanied this German translation to warn uninformed German readers against  taking Miss Tscherwonnaja's arguments at face-value for some reason seem not to have found their way into the published variant, with the result that the naive may be forgiven for supposing that the translator and the editorial  board of the newsletter actually share the views propounded in this article. May I, therefore, respectfully ask the editor(s) to allow an interested Englishman to participate in what has evidently been a multi-national debate on this issue in the pages of your newsletter by filling this particular lacuna?

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