In January of this year, a book about Alexander Baranov, first governor of Alaska, written by Elton and Allan Engstrom of Juneau in 2004, was translated into Russian and published in St. Petersburg. The publishing house was Typograhia Pravda, 1906.
The Engstroms had no part in the translation or in the financing of the Russian publication, except to offer permission and encouragement.
"It is a real thrill to have 'Alexander Baranov & A Pacific Empire' presented to the Russian public," Elton Engstrom said.
Allan Engstrom was especially appreciative of the fine workmanship of the Russian work. "It is the same size as the original, with reproductions of all the maps and pictures in color," he said. "Surprisingly, the Russian edition is about 40 pages longer than the original."
On Feb. 5, there will be an official presentation of the book in Moscow.
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