To the directors and local committee of the department store Gostiny Dvor.
From the tenants of 3 P— St. apartment —.
B— I— B—, who works in your department store, has lived in our apartment together with us for more than 15 years. In the apt. B. I. behaves modestly, normally, politely, and all of us tenants respect her a lot. We are sending you this declaration in case you receive a slanderous declaration from Mrs. R— Â. Á. À. which she has done more than once all these years trying to slander and smear respectable people. The truth is that the R— family (mother 60, daughter 40 and two children) is the scourge of our apartment—they terrorize all the tenants. They do mean things to all the tenants, they're the ones who make scenes and start fights and they're the ones who write slander-denunciations to different organizations against all of the tenants including children.
Mrs. R— even went to school to lodge a complaint against first-graders Sveta and Tanya.
Most of the tenants in our apartment are older people, we are sick and we can't cope with this (unclear; crossed out in the text of the letter).
No matter what Mrs. R— writes, it's a total lie.
(signatures) S—, S—, P—, S—