If you are going to go after
Melnikov and are concerned about his hilarious views of VN's character, take a
look at his comments on similarities between VN and _DESPAIR_'s Herman
Karlovich toward the end of the article I sent. Apart from the latter
idiocy, it's a pretty good piece that uncovered the factual incident
underlying Otchayanie. Melnikov and I ran across the RUL' article independently
but his appeared in a new ournal that lasted only a few months.