The poetry section of the issue presents poems by Yuri Kublanovsky, Maxim Amelin and Olga Yermolayeva.
We are publishing the narratives «The Provincial Drama Theatre» by Anatoly Azolsky, «Variousity» by Irina Povolotskaya and «Zolotukha Nicknamed Odyshka» by Mikhail Kurayev, as well the short story «The State Secret» by Sergei Zalygin.
«The Notes by a Russian Factory Owner» by Alexander Panikin occupy the section «Essays of Nowadays».
In the section «Publications and Reports» we are ending the publication «The Master in View of the Chief Political Administration» by Vitaly Shentalinsky about Mikhail Bulgakov’s life and works.
In the section «Literary Criticism» we are publishing the articles «Elysium of Shadows» by Vladimir Slavetsky (on the prose by Alexei Varlamov and Grigory Petrov), as well as a selection of polemical materials about «the mass culture» by Andrei Vasilevsky, Yevgeny Ponomarev, Irina Slyusareva and Mark Lipovetsky.
The issue also presents our traditional sections «Reviews», «Foreign Books about Russia» and «Bibliography».