As I noted on the page prior to this one, I've added a section of documents in Cyrillic. I've been planning on putting up a few older things, but still haven't gotten around to it yet. I've put one document up, since I finally scanned it in for myself.

A listing of books and articles in Cyrillic

As with the bichig, the English is usually more of a guide than a literal translation of the title.

Files available on-line can be found to the left. I've listed them under descriptive labels, which are not necessarily the same as the actual title. Please take note of the file size before opening or down-loading, most are at least 5 Mb, if not larger! All files are in PDF format. More will be added as time permits.

A few words on digitalization and the files

(If you've read the stuff on the bichig pages - this is the same.) Please realize that the digitalization of this resources started out for my own benefit. I wanted to be able to scribble on copies of the documents while working on them, since my bichig is less than fluent. It was only later that I decided that I might as well make them available to people on a wider basis. You will see on some of the files that some of the scans are less than perfect. A lot of these were initially digitalized with a hand-held digital camera, laying the original document out on a flat surface. Uneveness is a natural result of such a method. (This also explains the various props to help hold pages flat in some files.) You will probably also notice some changes in color, etc. This is usually the result of being forced to re-digitize a page if they weren't clear enough the first time. Working with natural light, some variation is to be expected. In time, I might re-scan some of the documents. For most, however, I expect that this will be the form they remain in for quite some time. This is simply because the originals are quite fragile, and I would rather work with (and offer) an imperfect, but readable, electronic form of the document than risk damaging (or damaging further, in some cases) the originals. Also, if you pay close enough attention, you will notice that some of the pages are of unusual size. That's a bit of sloppiness on my part - when tweaking contrast or other settings, I didn't always pay very close attention to the settings at which the files were saved. Thus something that was scanned in at 200 pixels per inch (for example) ended up being saved at 72 ppi, with the result that the size (in inches / cm) is expanded about three-fold. I figure this is something we can all live with - that is why Acrobat has options like "zoom" and "fit width," etc. Just remember to "fit to paper" before printing!

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