A. Markov for the readers. This statement is not mine, but the Council’s of the Imp. Russ. Geogr. Society, to which A. A. Markov first turned with polemics against me. A. A. Markov cunningly hid this view of the Geogr. Society and referenced only the protocols of the Mosc. Mathem. Society.
So, the polemic, according to the acknowledgment of two Societies, was first began not by me, but by A. A. Markov, who came out in the Notices of the Imp. Ac. of Sciences for 1910 with a disparagement of my work. This is why I repeatedly ask the society to ensure that I have the right to the last word, so that he and I will have equal dwell conditions. Maybe, I will not use this right if the content of the next attack of A. A. Markov will not be as blasphemous as to be impossible to accept with the gift of good-naturedness that I possess. But, to confess, I do not hope that his attitude toward my work will be so unbiased that I will be able to reply with goodnatured silence, which is not averse to the quietude, which science serves. […]“.