ELENA RZEVSKAYA. The Home.
One of the most well-known Russian prosaists, a participant of the World War II, is recalling her and her colleagues-writers’ (Boris Slutsky, David Samoilov, Sergei Narovchatov and many others’) coming home from the war with the Victory. She reveals how their illusions were being shattered, how difficult was for them to enter the new life, how instead of the triumph new ordeals fell to their lots.
ANATOLY GENATULIN. Among the Boulders.
A shrilling story of a young soldier and his comrades being thrown into the battle at the very beginning of the war. Without any experience, not duly equipped and managed, almost all of them were killed or disabled. The story is based on the author’s personal experience.
A wreath of sonnets “Summer in Golitzino” and three poems by ALEXANDER REVITCH undoubtedly adorn the issue and strike by their laconic-capacious form and concentrated emotionality.
Very interesting are short and unusually arranged verses by a young but surely gifted poet from Chuvashia SVETLANA GORDEEVA.
VYACHESLAV AR-SERGI from Udmurtia originally mirrors ethnically colorful picture of life and manners of the local peasants.
SAMSON MADIEVSKY. In the Name of the German People.
The author brings us back to the history of the “racial purity” law being practiced in the Third Reich and retells the case of Kazenberger providing it with new documents and evidences which make it very instructive also for our days.