DENIS GUTSKO. A Hut in Armageddon.
The new novel by the winner of the Russian Booker Prize-2005 and one of the most regular and appreciated authors of “DN” is as usually based on most pressing problems of today’s life in Russia and interprets them through the inner world of the main characters.
REZO GABRIADZE. The Sorrow and Sweetness of Nostalgia.
In the plot based on the love of two locomotives which not so long ago were still traveling all over the huge country and met at a small station near the city of Kutaisi, poet and dreamer Rezo Gabriadze found room for not only lively details but also for inimitable atmosphere of our recent past.
The poetry section of this issue presents lyrical verses of OLGA IVANOVA, NATALYA VANHANEN, BORIS ROMANOV and MISIYAT MUSLIMOVA which might be relatively jointed by the theme “Poetry in search of El Dorado”.
ALEXANDER DZUMAEV. Culture and Islam in Central Asia.
In Central Asia two types of culture: traditional, based on religious ideology and disposition, and secular, based on synthesis of Russian-European and local national cultural values, came in opposition in the first half of the XX century. The author tries to trace back and interpret the development and meaning of this opposition up to now and to peep in the future.
Prosaist ALEXEJ VARLAMOV and critic OLGA LEBEDUSHKINA in their articles are meditating on personality of Alexander Solzenitsin and recent memoir and researching works on him. “He was neither a politician, nor a preacher, nor even a historian, he was a writer, an artist, but it is people of this particular vocation who had to learn very different trades in the Russian XX century”.