This issue publishes: “The Stranger”, a novel by Anatoly Azolsky (the ending ). Also tales: “The Chiaroscuro Martyr” by Dmitry Bavilsky, “Mikhail Michman’s Memoirs” by Leonid Kostyukov, “The Way Elephants Die” — stories by Igor Alekseyev, as well as two stories by Andrey Bitov. The poetry section of this issue is made up of the new poems by Svetlana Kekova, Yury Kublanovsky, Anatoly Naiman, Sergey Stratanovsky, Bakhyt Kenzheyev and Maria Vatutina.
The sectional offerings are as following:
World Of Arts: “The Space of Picture and the Icon in Space” — an article by Tatyana Kasatkina comparing the icon with the West-European religious painting regarded as equally possible ways towards the ultimate reality.
Literary Critique: “Daniel Stein Case” — Sergey Belyakov, Mikhail Gorelik and Yury Maletsky polemize over the latest novel by Ludmila Ulitskaya “Daniel Stein, the Translator”.