No historians, no even secret services ever mention the name of Margarita Konenkova, the wife of a famous Russian sculptor Sergei Konenkov, in connection with the notorious stealing of the nuclear secret by the USSR. In her new novel “Dreams on the Day Before” OLGA TRIFONOVA tries to reconstruct the thrilling events of those days against the background of romantic relations between Margarita Konenkova and Albert Einstein.
ROMAN SENCHIN as always fills the intriguing plot of his long short story with acute observations over some urgent tendencies of today’s social life in this country.
ANATOLY AZOLSKY. Short stories.
The new stories by the well-known Russian author take root in our everyday life but thanks to the writer’s vigorous imagination and special sense of humor acquire a somewhat fanciful tinge.
VITALY PORTNIKOV. A Diary.
Extracts from the diary of a Ukrainian journalist, in which personal, even intimate events and attitudes mingle with social and political. This alloy of meditations, lyrical sketches and confessions presents a striking illustration to the history of interrelationships of Russia and Ukraine at the beginning of the XXI century, that is — to the prehistory of the “orange revolution” which later took place in Kiev.
IRINA VINOKUROVA. A Marvellous Country of Drusia.
The history, spirituality, traditions and way of life and thinking of this people living in disperse in Israel, Lebanon, Syria and maybe other countries are full of mysteries. The author vividly paints and tries to look inside the peculiar world of druses.