The poetry section of the issue presents poems by Vladimir Zakharov, Elmira Kotlyar and Yan Goltsman.
We are beginning to publish the narrative “The Merry Soldier” by Victor Astafyev (to be ended in No.6), as well as two short stories by Grigory Petrov and the narrative “Death Comes by Internet. Description of Nine Unpunished Crimes Secretly Committed in the Houses of New Russian Bankers” written by Vladimir Tuchkov.
The section “Essays of Nowadays” presents the essay “By the Old Graves” by Boris Yekimov.
In the section “Far Nearness” we are beginning to publish the memoirs notes of 1976 — 1980 by Igor Dedkov (to be ended in No.6).
The section “Publications and Reports” is presented by the beginning of the essay “Splinters of the Silver Century” by Vitaly Shentalinsky (to be ended in No.6).
In the section “Literary Criticism” we are publishing articles by Mikhail Butov and Dmitry Bak on the modern epic novel as a genre, as well as polemical reflections by Nikita Yeliseyev on a memoir narrative by Pavel Basinsky.
The issue also presents our traditional sections “Reviews” and “Bibliography”.