01/01/2013 - 4:43pm
Necessary Corrections
by Benjamin Wachs

Winter on Mars (by Dave Senacal)

Correction, March 17:    A March 15 article on immigrants affiliated with the Russian Mafia purchasing real estate in New York City erroneously stated that Pavel Dostoyevsky is not related to the great Russian novelist.  In fact, Mr. Dostoyevsky is the great, great grandson of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, author of such books as Crime and Punishment.

Correction, March 19:  A March 17 correction on a story of immigrants affiliated with the Russian Mafia purchasing real estate in New York City erroneously quoted  a “Pavel Dostoyevsky.”  In fact, his name is Pavel Nabokov.

Correction, March 20:  A March 17 correction of a March 15 article on Russian immigrants with ties to the Mafia inadvertently mistook the New York Society for Russian Literature, headed by its President Pavel Nabokov, for the Russian Mafia.  This was erroneous.  In fact, the NYSRL is not engaged in criminal activities, but spends every Wednesday discussing great books over vodka.  All New Yorkers are welcome to attend.  This month’s book:  Dr. Zhivago, by Pasternak.

Correction, March 22:  A March 20 correction of a March 17 correction of a March 15 article which appeared to be about the Russian Mafia but was in fact about the New York Society for Russian Literature made several errors.  Among them:  that the New York Society for Russian Literature is not engaged in criminal activities.  According to police, they sell knock-off Russian novels on street corners in Greenwich Village, forgeries which frequently mislead children into thinking that winter is a pleasant time for peaceful reflection.  Additionally, this months’ book is not Dr. Zhivago, by Pasternak, but The Master and Margarita, by Bulgakov, which is available for purchase at the NYSRL’s storefront in Greenwich Village.  Finally, the correction erroneously stated that all New Yorkers are welcome to attend.

Correction, March 23:  A March 22 correction of a March 20 correction of an erroneous march 17 correction of a March 15 article that we deeply regret, mistakenly suggested that copies of The Master and Margarita, by Bulgakov, are available at the storefront of the New York Society for Russian Literature, in Greenwich Village.  In fact, only knock-off texts – entitled The Master and Bernadette – are available at the NYSRL’s store, and these are water damaged, and contain no references to Pontius Pilate, betrayer of Christ, who was such a pivotal and moving character in the original.  Additionally, the NYSRL’s Executive Director, Mr. Pavel Nabokov, was referred to as its President;  additionally, Mr. Nabokov was said to be uninvolved with the Russian Mafia.  In fact, he is its chief literary critic.  We regret the error.

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