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The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 1)

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Publishing Trust of Germany (Bahá’í-Verlag), 1982 edition
  • Pages:
  • 311
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Page 258

Letter of 19 May 1956

19 May 1956
Dear Bahá’í Friends:
Your loving letter of May 13th, has come to hand, and I am hastening to answer, particularly that portion dealing with the translations in Russian:
Mrs. … was raised in Russia; at least in the early part of her life. She fled with others during the Revolution. Thus her knowledge of Russian should be excellent.
She has recently become a Bahá’í, in Lausanne.
In Lausanne, another woman has become a Bahá’í, who is Russian, and is an excellent linguist. I understand in any translating now being done, she is being consulted.
It is my thought that your Assembly should correspond with the Italo Swiss NSA, so as to set up some method of handling Russian translations and printing. As you know, …, in Geneva, is Russian, and likewise a good translator. If your two NSA’s set up a General Translating Committee, I am sure great results would be achieved.
I am sending Mrs. …, some views of the Shrines and Gardens, which I hope will give her happiness….