This issue publishes two tales: “The Gardener Lady” by Irina Vasilkova and “And The Lark Grew Silent” by Irina Povolotskaya. Also “Life Lines” stories by Vladimir Tuchkov and two stories by Aleksandr Melikhov. The poetry section of this issue is made up of the new poems by Yelena Lapshina, Vladimir Salimon, Anna Russ, Yevgeny Chigrin and Vladimir Retsepter.
The sectionary offerings are as follows:
Close and Distant: “Voices of the Russian Vendee”, an article by Oleg Mramornov on the writers and poets of the White movement on the Don.
Heritage: “Your Striking Work…”, excerpts from correspondence of Ivan Shmelyov with Korney Chukovsky.
Discussion: “The Poet Translating the Spirit” — Oleg Mishutin discussing the principles of poetic translation with Grigory Kruzhkov, a poet and translator.
Literary Critique: “ Separate Reading System”, an article by Leonid Kostyukov on the state of things in contemporary poetry and prose.