This volume is dedicated to the memory of Eugene Helimski — an eminent linguist,
specialist in Uralic, Tungusic, Turkic and Slavic descriptive and comparative linguistics.
He was author of several dictionaries, did a great amount of work concerning the history
of Uralic languages, published many old archival records, spent much time in the field,
collecting data from poorly described languages and dialects, and did much more.