NICKOLAY VEREVOCHKIN. A Man With No Name. Long short story.
Not only with no name, but with no family name, no past, to say nothing of a certain place of residence. Actually this man doesn’t exist. And if he is killed under the wheels of a car, as it nearly happened, nobody would feel sorry. But the events took another turn…
EUGENIJ KLYUEV. “On a Nutshell…”
The poet has long ago left Russia, but is staying with it in his works. Each meeting, each coming home evokes a splash of emotions which nourish the energy of his word. And then verses are being born — sincere and moving like those composing the Moscow cycle opening this issue.
“Tempest in the End of the Century” — thus entitled EDUARD SHEVARDNADZE his memoirs on the hectic events of the end of the XX and beginning of the XXI centuries, a witness and participant of which he happened to be. “DN” presents selected chapters of his book for the first time in Russian.
ANATOLIJ TZIRULNIKOV. Akh Tastyr — White Stones. An essay.
A. Tzirulnikov is a corresponding member of Academy of Pedagogics, an ardent traveller, perceptive observer and splendid narrator. “DN’s” readers have already seen through his eyes some little-known corners of Russia. Now he invites us to a wonderful and in many respects mysterious land of Hakasiya.
EFIM BERSHIN. In The Forest Where Echo Never Exists.
Inna Lysnyanskaya seems to be the author of the most insightful poetical definition of our today’s world. Efim Bershin, being a well-known poet himself, tries to perceive the mystery of her poetical essence.