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I am struggling to find the English translation of Malcev's paper "On a class of homogenous spaces" providing foundational material for nil-manifolds. To be precise this paper: Malcev, A. I. On a class of homogeneous spaces. Amer. Math. Soc. Translation 1951, (1951). no. 39, 33 pp. (mathscinet link) . It would be really important, for a project I am doing, to find this paper and I did not succeed neither on the website of the AMS nor by standard googling, which gives tons of papers referring to it.

Can anyone provide a reference to a place where to download the paper? I am at an institution with free access virtually everywhere, I just need a place with the actual paper in English (yeah in Russian I could find it).

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  • $\begingroup$ A good account of Mal'cev's work is in "Discrete Subgroups of Lie Groups" by M. S. Raghunathan which is probably in your library. $\endgroup$ – Igor Belegradek Apr 6 '19 at 3:53
  • $\begingroup$ @IgorBelegradek Thanks a lot! I could indeed obtain this morning a copy of this one; and in Chapter 2 it indeed contains an account of Malcev's work. I will use this reference. I would still be glad to find Malcev's original work, but with some luck this reference might be already enough for the math. $\endgroup$ – Tom1990 Apr 6 '19 at 13:25
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This place is the interlibrary loan of your institution

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  • $\begingroup$ Well thanks for the advice, I did not know this "interlibrary loan" business but I had in mind to talk on Monday with the local librarian. Anyhow, thanks to Igor's very useful comment above this might not be so necessary anymore: though I am still quite impressed by how difficult is to find this translation, given how relatively recent this work is. $\endgroup$ – Tom1990 Apr 6 '19 at 13:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Tom1990 The ILL service is quite efficient, and nowadays they very often send you just the file with a scan. $\endgroup$ – R W Apr 6 '19 at 14:04

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