DINA RUBINA. Short stories.
Shrill, bitter, tragic, but at the same time ironical and pure — “Adam and Miryam”.
Lyrical and colourful — “Glassy Surface of the Lake in Cloudy Haze”.
Two short stories of the author beloved by many readers are playing by different facets of her talent.
NADEZDA MALTSEVA. “Both in Blue Abyss and in Dark Cell of the Day”.
The sombre verses by N. Maltseva from the cycle “Don’t Listen to the Night…” are plunging us into the very depth of existence where the poet finds out the Divine Light shining from the dark abyss.
RAISA GRACHEVA, TATYANA NEFEDOVA. From Surviving to Development. Is It Possible to Stop the Demographic Catastrophe in the Mountain Villages of the North Ossetia?
The authors are picturing a typical Osset mountain village, analyzing the interrelations within its demographic situation, economic life of the people, their cultural traditions, the natural environment and name the measures required for successful development of the territories like this.
VLADISLAV GALETSKIJ. It’s Characteristic for a Boomerang to Come Back.
Why does a small trader at the market get it in the neck for everything — for the everyday unsettleness of a tired purchaser, for her failure-husband, good-for-nothing daughter, wrongly spent life? Why does a recently quarrelling queue instantly unite in solidarity against “those who have captivated, occupied, humiliated Russia”? Questions like these which seem to be simple and everyday are deeply comprehended by the author from a scholar’s point of view.
OLGA LEBEDUSHKINA. “Santa Barbara” as “Buddenbroks” of Our Days.
Assuming the accuracy of the observation of the unknown wisecracker and establishing the fact that the family saga all over the world is retiring into TV-serials, the author nevertheless is trying to find out how the “family thought” is throbbing in the modern literature. The footings are: new prose by Marina Moskvina, Svetlana Shenbrunn, Daria Danilova, Tatyana Scherbina.