Vladimir Megré, born in 1950, was a well-known entrepreneur from a Siberian city of Novosibirsk.
In 1994, during a stop on a trading trip along the mighty Ob River, a Siberian elder told Vladimir Megré about the existence of "ringing cedars"—sacred trees which can heal bodily diseases and elevate the human spirit. The elder told him of such a cedar growing in the Siberian backwoods.
Intrigued, but committed to his present venture, Vladimir Megré later began to delve into literature on Siberian cedar trees and became one of the first Russian businessmen to rediscover the tremendous folk medicinal, nutritional and commercial value of virgin oil pressed from Siberian cedar nuts. It seemed that knowledge of the secret techniques of pressing the oil had been lost.
In 1995, determined to rediscover this secret and launch a highly lucrative production of cedar nut oil, Vladimir Megré organized a second expedition along the River Ob. On this trip however, an encounter with the elder's granddaughter, named Anastasia, transformed him so deeply that he abandoned his commercial plans, his trading business and temporarily even his family, and instead went to Moscow to fulfill his promise to Anastasia to write a book about what she had shared with him. Anastasia had reassured him that his books would sell in the millions.
True to her promise, Anastasia's messages in the Ringing Cedars Series have spread like a raging wildfire across Russia and Europe, where news reporters are now writing about a "new dawn" unfolding and an "eco-village revolution" taking place, which may change the country's—and the whole world's—destiny.
Vladimir Megré could not have known that his 1994-95 trade trips would change his entire life and affect the whole of humanity. Yet this appears to be the inevitable impact of his discovery of Anastasia and her remarkable messages for the world as chronicled in the Ringing Cedars Series.
Now English readers are excitedly devouring these books—with more than 100,000 copies sold already—and bookstores claiming "these books are flying off the shelves!" A wave of excitement is now sweeping the English-speaking world as everyday 100's more readers discover his books.
Vladimir Megré presently lives near the city of Vladimir, Russia, 240 km (150 miles) east of Moscow. His secretary can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note that he doesn't read or speak English.)