The article is devoted to the first publication of the Sogdian fragment SI 5704
from the Serindia Collection at the IOM, RAS. The fragment contains an excerpt from
the popular fable of the turtle and the two birds, widely known in the folklore and literature
of different nations.
The monograph by A. Zorin “The Wish-Fulfilling Precious Gem”: the “Gzungs bsdus” and “Mdo mang” Collections in the History of Tibetan Literature was submitted to the Department of Manuscripts and Documents.