From the board of Norwegian Star

In a few months all progressive humankind will celebrate the centennial of the great engineering feat, the completion of the construction of the Panama Canal. My wife and I decided to mark this event by undertaking a cruise from Miami to Los Angeles via Panama Canal aboard Norwegian Star.

This decision run into a technical contradiction: spending time on preparation to the trip left no time for preparation of the October issue of the journal. After looking up a principle in contradiction matrix to resolve this contradiction, the following solution was proposed. Publish some of the toll papers. The choice naturally fell on those papers which Russian versions were already published in the journal.

This is how the October issue was born. I hope the reader will enjoy it.