The poetry section of the issue presents poems by Yevgeny Rein, Vladimir Leonovich and Dmitry Sukharev.
We are publishing the narrative «A House in the Country» by Alexei Varlamov and two short stories by Svetlana Vasilenko.
In the section «New Translations» we are ending to publish the novel «Morbus Kitahara» by Christoph Ransmayr (translation from German by N. Fedorova).
The section «Essays of Nowadays» presents the essay «Gold Smoking» by A. Mikheyev.
In the section «Far Nearness» we are publishing the memoirs «Hard Times in Moscow» by A. Solovov.
Тhe section «Publications and Reports» is presented by correspondence between Iosif Stalin and Maxim Gorky (from the Archives of the President of the Russian Federation).
In the section «Literary Criticism» we are publishing essays by Anatoly Naiman and Nikolay Slavyansky on Iosif Brodsky’ poetry.
The issue also presents our traditional sections «Reviews», «Editor’s Mail», «Russian Books Abroad» and «Bibliography».