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did gandhi speak russian? SuzanneKn 17:09, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
I guess he must have at least read Russian, if he translated something from it... no clue otherwise, though. --Alynna 04:54, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
I highly doubt Gandhi knew enough Russian to be able translate a letter from Tolstoy. He did, however, speak English fluently, after having spent time in London. I think it's much more likely therefore that he took the original copy he had read - in English, as it was published in the English newspaper Free Hindustan - and just translated from that. I would assume that Tolstoy had it translated into English himself before even sending it to India. Good job, SuzanneKn, for pointing it out. --Martin.fish (talk) 23:32, 17 February 2009 (UTC)