The poetry section of the issue presents poems by Alexander Kushner, Marina Boroditskaya, as well as the translations by Sergei Averintsev from the Book of Psalms of David.
We are publishing the narratives “The Door” by Eduard Burmakin, “The Country Short Stories” by Lidia Sycheva and the short stories “The Crimea. The End of the Century” by Alexei Usalko and “Daddy-Long-Legs” by Pavel Lavrenov.
The section “Ecology of Russia” is presented by the article “The Death of Waters” by Anatoly Greshnevikov.
In the section “Publicistics” we are publishing the polemical articles on pedagogics “The Disputer of This World” by L. Aizerman, “It’s not a Plot, but...” by Renata Galtseva and “Psycho-Analysis and Upbringing” by Diana Vidra.
The section “Times and Morals” contains the polemical article “Noblesse Oblige” by Vladimir Novikov on the modern “speech behaviour”.
The section “Far Nearness” presents the notes by archpriest Mikhail Ardov on the margins of the “Note-Books” by Anna Akhmatova.
In the section “Writer’s Diary” we are publishing the essay “Devices of Epopees” by Alexander Solzhenitsyn about the novels by M. Aldanov and V. Grossman.
The section “Literary Criticism” is presented by the article “Hamburg Assessment and Party Literature” by Nikita Yeliseyev which is a polemical comment on an article by Mikhail Berg.
The issue also presents our traditional sections “Reviews”, “Editor’s Mail”, “Foreign Books about Russia”, “Bibliography”.