This issue publishes “Moscow Bisey”, a tale by Gennady Novozhylov, “Old Age, Button Five”, a story by Vladimir Makanin, Aleksandr Zholkovsky’s “twenty vignettes on non-loving” — “Through the Glass, Darkly”, two stories by Roman Solntsev, as well as “Alphavita”, “a book of correspondences” by Andrey Volos (continued). The poetry section of this issue is made up of the new poems by Inna Lisnyanskaya, Vladimir Salimon, Irina Yermakova and Vladimir Zakharov.
The sectional offerings are as follows:
Time and morals: “I Used to Be a Ghost-Writer” — an essay by Vladimir Zhukov on the so called “writing factories” and “slave writers”, as well as an essay by the well-known mathematician Vladimir Uspensky “Paris Surprises”.
Comments: “When Dostoyesky was Wounded and Butched with a Knife at his Post” — an article by Alla Latynina on “FM”, a new novel by the well-known writer Boris Akunin.
Literary critique: “The Picture of the Generation against the Poetry Background” — an article by Yevgenya Vezhlyan. Also: “The Brother of Shortness”, an article by Gennady Obatnin on the one-syllable meters in Russian Poetry.