YOURIJ OKLYANSKIJ. Herbert Wells and the Woman of Iron.
In the end of “perestroika” our magazine published the novel by Nina Berberova “The Woman of Iron” which gained overwhelming interest of the readers. New archives opened during the last two years, documents and publications add a great deal to the figure of baroness Budberg and the events left off screen. Yourij Oklyanskij is one of the researchers who came across such new facts and documents personally. “Not even women of iron can always cope with the iron system”, — wisely observes the author.
SULIMAN MUSAYEV and ASLAN SHATAEV. Short stories.
“I myself feel to be killed in that war”. These words, once written by the well-known Russian journalist Elvira Goryukhina, suit perfectly to these short stories which are tragic and at the same time unexpectedly… optimistic. Chechen life-stories told by Chechens themselves.
AKIF AKHMEDGUILL, GULU AGSES and MAMED ISMAIL. Poems.
Today’s Azerbaijan poetry speaks here by the voices of these poets — very different but at the same time wonderfully consonant to each other.
OLZAS SULEYMENOV. Depth of the Past, Width of the Present and Height of the Future.
National poet of Kazakhstan, public figure, diplomat, linguist, the author of the wide-known research work on the origin of the written languages of the Asian peoples Olzas Suleimenov answers the questions of “DN”.
ANATOLIJ TSIRULNIKOV. By One Man from Each Smoke. The Mari Phenomenon.
The splendid pedagogue, academician, passionate explorer of remote corners of Russia, a man capable to notice the most essential things in the local life, Anatolij Tsirulnikov who during the last years has acquainted the readers of “DN” with many Russian regions situated off the beaten tourist tracks this time takes us to the land of wonderful nature and most interesting people — to the Republic of Marij-El.