A note on translations
Dear readers! We are pleased to inform you about the only legal English translations of the “Ringing Cedars of Russia” series by Vladimir Megre!
You can see all books’ formats in this list: vmegre.com/en/titles/836
Volumes 1 – 7 have been translated by Marian Schwartz.
Volumes 8 – 10 have been translated by Susan Downing.
Source: Vladimir Megre Facebook page (21 April 2016)
“We’re hardly getting any royalties at all from America. Basically, I don’t get what’s going on over there – they’re making some kind of changes to the books without my permission. The domain name “Ringing Cedars” in English belongs to somebody. And can you imagine – they even have the domain name “Vladimir Megre” there, and a site with that name, and it’s being passed off as my official site. But I have no connection to it whatsoever. Polina’s tried to register the trademark in my name, and they asked her to pay six thousand dollars.”
“I wouldn’t really care, but I feel bad for the readers. What are they being told on these sites? What products are being sold using those trademarks and logo? How can I sort it out? Where can I find the time to sort things out?”
“But I decided that in my new book I’ll give the name of a website where people can communicate directly with Polina. And to ask Polina to publish the new book in English, too. But so far I don’t know how to get it published in the English-speaking countries.”
Source: Volume X (Anasta), Ch. 34 “A Letter to My Son” (2010)
AN APPEAL FROM VLADIMIR MEGRE TO HIS READERS
Several Internet websites now share ideas that are very similar to those of the main character, Anastasia, in the “Ringing Cedars of Russia” series.
Many of these websites purport to be official and use the name “Vladimir Megre”. They even answer letters in my name. In this regard, I feel it is my duty to inform you, dear readers, of my decision to create an official international website, www.vmegre.com/en/
This will be the only official source for correspondence in all languages from my readers all over the world.
By registering at and subscribing to this website you will be eligible to receive information on the dates and locations of upcoming reader conferences, as well as other information.
Our unified website will keep you, dear readers, informed about the Ringing Cedars of Russia movement throughout the world.
Source: Afterword to authorized translations (2013)
What about the unauthorized versions?
“They’re misinforming… they’re supplying false information to you, they … pretty much, they broke the law. The worst thing that these people did, who published the books and opened the sites, they broke that channel of communication, especially within the U.S. and me. […] I had an agreement to publish books here. About five years ago, that agreement, that contract, ended.”
“On the one hand, maybe it’s a good thing that they did, because these books got to you. You actually got to read them. But on the other hand, they broke that channel of communication with the readers in Russia and the readers in the U.S, and the author and the readers in the U.S.”
“So we’ll figure this out.”
Source: Vladimir Megre readers conference New York (23 July 2016)
In their captions and afterwords, the unauthorized books call Family Homestead Settlements “eco-villages”.
Vladimir Megre: I’ve yet to see settlements like the ones we have in Russia in other countries. And I think what’s to blame here is the simple word “eco-village” or “Family Homestead” […]
Family Homesteads are not “eco-villages” at all. They have their own philosophy, their own idea, their own way of life. And it differs significantly from what already exists, and from what the western public is familiar with. […]
Let’s pay close attention to words. Let’s call ourselves who we are. And we are the creators of Family Homesteads, the creators of a beautiful new life!
Source: Vladimir Megre website (15 Aug 2015)
A. Gornaev: Where do we live? What are “settlements of Family Homesteads” or “eco-settlements”? Are they just names of settlements? Or behind these words is there a deep difference of meanings, ideologies, and ways of life? […]
Having lived 14 years in our own Family Homestead in the Kovcheg settlement in the Kaluga region of the Maloyaroslavets district, we came to the conclusion that these are completely different paths, different goals, and lead to a different future. […]
It should be noted that some of our residents, who have struck the idea of eco-settlement for a while, are currently reviewing their views, returning to the original image of Anastasia’s settlement, and openly and honestly talking about it.
Source: Vladimir Megre website (translation here) (March 2016)
Vladimir Megre: Actually I have to warn you, there are… there have been a couple of books that have been published that talk about Anastasia. There are several websites, supposedly created in the U.S. that are called “Vladimir Megre” and the “Ringing Cedars”, which I have no relation to.
When we asked those people who registered the domains for those sites, they asked for ten thousand dollars to sell the domains to us. There are books published in the U.S. but I don’t get any profits from them because I don’t know who’s publishing them.
Now we’re trying to solve this and figure this out, what’s going on. There is one organisation through which you can receive the most reliable information, that’s the Anastasia Fund. Here is my site. Here you can get all the most reliable information. There is also a group on Facebook.
Source: Vladimir Megre readers conference, New York (23 July 2016)
Vladimir Megre: The issue is that someone is engaged in purposefully drawing us astray. I know who it is. […] There is a world movement, the “eco” movement. In the United States of America, for example, there are “eco-settlements”. There are only a few, very few, and not everything in these “eco-settlements” is arranged like in Family Homesteads. […]
This movement is not accepted by the people, neither in our country, nor in other countries. If it were accepted, these settlements would already be in their millions. But they are in single digits. So something is not right, because the human heart does not respond to this idea, and it will not respond in the future. Therefore, the terms must be treated very, very carefully. […]
Remark from the audience: It seems to me that this is a counter-offensive from the other side, using a substitution of concepts.
Megre VN: Absolutely. You just said everything, that this is a diverting off course — certainly. Therefore, indeed, we need to relate to the terms more accurately.
Source: Anastasia Fund (Anastasia.ru) (17 April 2017)
How and why did this happen?
Grandfather: Anastasia has turned the entire human community onto a beautiful path. Now, no one will be able to impede her. Many people carry her dream in their hearts.
V. N. Megre: But they are blocking it by slandering Anastasia and her readers, after all. If they understood they wouldn’t be able to stop her, they wouldn’t slander her.
Grandfather: Right now, Vladimir, through the efforts of those committing the slander, even higher priests try to prevent the beginning of a new era directly from Russia. A little later, in another country, they will present the idea in a distorted form and, through this sham, try to defame it.
Anastasia was able to predict all this in advance. And her move, which she had thought out in advance, struck the high priest. Anastasia realized that after she revealed the essence of man and earth, far from everyone would be able to restrain themselves from direct interaction with the earth. Haste could be harmful. After all, first it is essential to create one’s dimension in one’s thoughts.
Source: Volume VII (The Energy of Life), Ch. 15 “Opposition” (2002)
Polina Megre: Experience has shown that the success and fitting perception of the “Ringing Cedars of Russia” series of books directly depends on the strict observation of copyright agreements, whose conditions are aimed at preserving the original source of information.
By not purchasing illegal publications, thereby discouraging harmful ideas that distort the author’s work and mislead the public, together we can change this situation.
Legal publications, a list of which is steadily growing, is presented on the author’s site in the section entitled, “Representatives”.
Source: Ringing Cedars Publishing company (23 December 2010)
“As a matter of practice, success and right understanding of Ringing Cedars of Russia book series directly depend on observance of publishing license agreements focused on maintenance of information source. Please ignore (do not buy) illegal books so as not to encourage those who are trying to interfere with the idea, distort the author’s texts and deceive the public.”
Source: Vladimir Megre website
Each person holds his soul’s warmth inside. If only it were all revealed in everyone! All waking reality could be transformed into a beautiful, primordial garden.
Source: Volume IV (Co-creation), Ch. 3 “Your Appearance for the First Time”