Alexander Dolitsky is deeply absorbed by the Russian heritage of Alaska and lives in Juneau. He has written many books on this subject, but the ones I have been so enthralled with are the tales and myths from Siberia, and especially his book, “Spirit of the Siberian Tiger: Folktales of the Russian Far East.” It is a masterpiece of story-telling, of art, poetry, and information. The illustrations are phenomenal. The stories focuses on the cultural significance Siberian tigers have held in the Russian Far East and tells us much about the native people, the Eskimo and Chukchi.
Dolitsky, who heads the “Alaska-Siberia Research Center,” is now beginning a new series of tales from the north country that will be published in the future. It is certainly a pleasure to be on the edge of this and see it growing.
To acquire a copy of “Spirit of the Siberian Tiger…” contact firstname.lastname@example.org or write the Alaska-Siberia Research Center, P.O. Box 34871, Juneau, Alaska 99803.