MIKHAIL PISMENNIJ. A Cap.
So usual a thing — a cap. Maybe from a pen or a pencil or maybe from a cartridge. Some half-witted beggar had slipped it to the protagonist mumbling something strange. The protagonist has nearly forgotten about it. But then such a drastic mixture of physics with metaphysics began to develop that the only thing left for the protagonist is to try not to go off his mind and for the reader — attentively, with a sinking heart to follow the moving of the events.
“The Poet Is Like Early Snow” — said one of the brightest poets of the 1960s, the founder of “The Youngest Society of Geniuses” LEONID GUBANOV who has published only twelve lines during his life-time… What was Leonid Gubanov like? LEV ANNINSKIJ is trying to describe it. And so are the poems of L.Gubanov himself.
RAVIL BUKHARAEV. The Tatar Ego.
His brilliant contribution into the collection of national characters which “DN” is gathering under the headline “Nations in Front of the Mirror” makes the very well-known poet, prosaist, translator and researcher Ravil Bukharaev in his sparkling, profound and ironical essay about Tatars.
YOURIJ FADEEV. Russians in the East, or We Among Kirghizes.
These are memoirs and bitter meditations of the author, who lived in Kirghizia the best part of his life; an attempt to understand what brought us, Russians, into the Central Asia about one hundred and fifty years ago. Was there some historical sense in our presence there? What trace have we left in that soil? And what was the point for the author himself in being there?
“The Conscience — a Useless Virtue of the Soul?”
In the round-table discussion a well-known writer DANIIL GRANIN, Director of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences ABDUSALAM GUSEINOV, professor SERGEY KAPITSA, editor-in-chief of “Izvestiya” VLADIMIR MAMONTOV, president of the Chamber of Advocates GENRY REZNIK and rector of a university in St-Petersburg ALEXANDER ZAPESOTSKIJ are discussing the problems of economic conditions and spiritual potentials of our society, moral leadership and responsibility, historical heritage and patriotism — the everlasting questions of Russian intelligentsia.