The poetry section of the issue presents poems by Natan Zlotnikov, Ilya Falikov, Victor Gofman, Oleg Khlebnikov, Daur Zantariya and Roman Solntsev.
We are publishing the book "The Road God Knows Where to" by Ravil Bukharaev, as well as short stories by Yan Goltsman.
The section "New Translations" is presented by the short story "The Funerals" by Israeli prosaist Shamai Golan (translation from Ivrit by Anatoly Kudryavitsky).
"My Democracy", an article by Sergei Zalygin, occupies the section "Publicistics".
In the section "Times and Morals" we are publishing the travel notes by Yermolai Solzhenitsyn about China of nowadays.
The section "Writes's Diary" contains the article "A Travel to Nabokov" by Igor Zolotussky.
In the section "Publications and Reports" we are publishing the article by Andrei Aryev about writer Leonid Dobychin and those who study his works.
In the section "Book Review" Sergei Bocharov reviews the new edition of works by Andrei Bitov; Sergo Lominadze reviews the lectures on Russian literature by Vladimir Nabokov; Alexei Kozyrev reviews a new anthology on Dostoevsky; Yevgeny Yermolin reviews the collected works by Victor Yerofeyev; Andrei Vasilevsky reviews the collected philosofic essays by Nikolai Boldyrev; Oleg Zubov reviews the book by Oleg Tsarev and John Castello about Alexander Orlov, a Soviet intelligence agent and deserter.
In the section "Briefly about Books" we are publishing three reviews by Tatyana Voltskaya of the historical and biographical anthologies, "The Past", "Faces" and "The Neva Archives".
The issue also presents our traditional sections "Bookshelf" and "Periodics", as well as the contents of the "Novy Mir" magazine of 1996.