The poetry section presents poems by Vladimir Sokolov, Joseph Brodsky and Sergey Averintsev.
In the issue you can find the final part of Mikhail Ardov’s book of memoirs “The Legendary Ordynka” (begun in № 4) and Eugene Fedorov’s “Odyssee” (with a foreword by E. Meletinsky), continuing his famous “The Roasted Rooster” (winner of the Vladimir Dal prize) and describing the trials of a young man in Stalin’s camp.
The publicistics section contains a historiosophic article by Yury Kagramanov, “At the Turn of the Epoch”.
“Diaries Memoirs” section presents notes of physisist E. L. Feinberg about Andrey Dmitrievich Sakharov.
In the section “Comments” Alla Marchenko enters into polemics with literary critic Vyacheslav Kuritsyn on his review of Andrey Bitov’s “Waiting for the Monkeys”.
The section of literary criticism is occupied by Andrey Nemzer’s essay “Modern Dialogue with Gogol”, about Gogol’s traditions in contemporary Russian prose.
“Book Review” contains reviews: of Valery Popov’s stoties — by Dmitry Bykov, of Vyacheslav Rybakov’s fantastical novel — by Julia Latynina; of the new editions of Konstantin Leontyev — by Olga Mayorova; of the reprint of O. Spengler’s “The Decline of Europe” — by Valery Senderov; of the Christian collection “Russia Before Second Advent” — by Yyry Kublanovsky.
In the section “Bookshelt” you will find annotated lists of recent books (compiled by Sergey Kostyrko).