MARINA MOSKVINA. Radio Moskvina. Non-Fiction Stories.
In 2001 our magazine published the first “adult” novel by Marina Moskvina “Genius of Unrequited Love”. Before that M. Moskvina had been a famous children’s writer. And still earlier she had been conducting a radio talk show “In the Company of Marina Moskvina”. This is the period these “Non-fiction stories” are referring to.
GEORGIY GRATT. Tell Me, Mother… A long short story.
Inveterate mysteries, ancient treacheries, security services, people “raised from the dead”, poisoned arrows, matters of honour… The story seems to be a drastic detective. But how familiar it is. More so if we glance back to some quite recent events of our life.
EMIL PAIN. The Culture — Is It the Fate?
Does a national cultural code exist? How invariable is it? Is it that determines the History of a nation? Of course, if the nation has already been moulded. And if not — is it necessary? And what must be done to become a nation? These and other questions are discussed in the talk between the well-known politologist professor Emil Pain and our correspondent Irina Doronina.
NINA VESELOVA. In Some Forgotten Parts of Our Country.
This essay is a kind of the author’s confession. Nina Veselova is living in a Russian back of beyond, in a village numbering only ten houses, some of them abandoned. And she knows as no one else the sorrows, misfortunes, problems and spiritual wounds of our peasants.
OLGA LEBEDUSHKINA. Escape From What Is Impossible.
The well-known critic Olga Lebedushkina is thinking of why many adults in our country prefer today to read children’s books and why children’s literature is blossoming here every time freedom is fading. From her point of view children’s literature seems to make up for the lack of peace of mind and ethical clarity.