A short novel “Perpetual Calendar” is actually composed by VLADIMIR KRAVCHENKO as a tear-off calendar of the year of Millenium. The scene is laid in Moscow, Crimea, Western Ukraine, the action is been constantly transferring from today to the past and marked with typical features of the time and place. The author is trying to stop the moment just before the magic sounds of the chime and to fix the events passing to History.
The poems by VYACHESLAV KIKTENKO published here are dedicated to his prematurely passed wife. In these profoundly tragic lines — the anguish of the loss, the serene lyricism of her delicate image and genuine suffering of the poet’s heart.
“The Winter Philosophy” by SERGEY MNYTZAKYAN is tinged by his merciless view of the misty-dimmed whirlpools of the human lives around him.
VLADIMIR DEGOEV. Not to Disappear One at a Time. The Caucasus and the Big Europe: Reality versus Temptation.
In his article the well-known Russian historian analyses the past and today’s relationships between Russia and adjacent countries beyond the Caucasus Mountains, tries to put them into the Europe-wide context and forecast the likely scenarios of development.
EUGENY VOISKUNSKY. A Ballad of the Finnish Bay.
A documentary in which the well-known writer, ex-marine, who entered the military service in the first days of the World War II, shares with the readers his dramatic memoirs of the famous holding the line at the Gangut peninsula in the Baltic Sea.