The address to the readers from the head editor Valeriy Kalishev
Dear readers of the "Cultivar" magazine
I was with you almost 7 years. During this time many of you, especially the journal team, became very close to me. I want not only to express my thankfulness but also thank you for close and active cooperation. We made very good journal together. The journal was translated into two languages. It is not so frequent in the internet even today.
But everything will come to its end one day.
I was not so active in the magazine during the last year.
I have several reasons for this:
1) Age – I am 68 already.
2) State of my health – which becomes worth with the age. Especially the eyes
3) I chose special lifestyle, without certain living place. During autumn and spring – in the Northern Kavkaz, near the sea; summer and winter – in the Ural.
4) I almost gave up cultivating cactis.
I hope you will understand and not blame me.
As for the journal, I hope you will not throw it into the corner of you memory.
That is why I address you, the readers – help Peter Lapshin. Today he tries to reanimate the magazine. But it will be almost impossible for him alone. Furthermore, he supports the Moscow flower club, works with the "Cacti and other xerophilous cultures" journal, many city flower exhibitions.
He needs your help. I hope there are some people who will help him.