“I acknowledge receiving your letter of January 6th, 1969 and hasten
to answer you. Although so many years have elapsed, I remember that the Russian Air Force, during
around the years 1915-1916, had noticed above the rocky heights of Mt. Ararat unusual shapes which could have
been considered as the
remains of a very old construction.
•Around 1916, an archaeological expedition climbed Ararat
under the direction of Mr.
Pastounow and found debris of rocks which resembled the petrified remains of wood.
•I must admit that at my age (93) the state of my health
has become rather precarious and my
memory is quite weak. However, I remain
at your disposition for any further help I may be able to give you.”