BERNGARD RUBEN. After One’s Star.
Emmanuil Kazakhevitch, a famous Russian writer, had deserted… to the hell of the battlefield from his newspaper where he could have quietly waited till the World War Two is over. He was lucky to survive and thanks to his front experience and of course his talent wrote wonderful stories and novels. But as this documentary witnesses in their peaceful lives Soviet writers were sometimes having not less rough times, then at the front.
RAVIL BUKHARAEV. A Ghost of Conscience, or Phantom Pains of the Present.
“After two decades of spiritual and cultural devastation a ghost is still rambling over the ruins of the USSR — a ghost of the Universal Soviet Dream… Whenever I meet it I try to scrutinize it and comprehend: why do I have this sinking sensation in the pit of my stomach as if I’ve lost something inmost important. The fairy tale dream we’ve lost had in fact been historically cast over by the books that were bringing us up. And they were based on the simple as the truth itself but so rare in our days feeling of love for the fellow-men,” — thus is the pathos of the essay by R. Bukharaev.
ALEXANDER MELIKHOV. Conflict of Illusions.
“Love between cultures can be Platonic only: too close intimacy of their “bodies” turns it into aversion”, — seditiously states A. Melikhov and develops his idea in this article.
GEORGIJ NIDGARADZE. Laptop and Cross.
Adaptation processes — more or less different depending on cultural, historical, geopolitical and other factors — are taking place in all the states formed after the disintegration of the USSR. What are the processes that are characteristic of today’s Georgia and what is their adaptational value? Georgian sociologist and politologist G. Nidgaradze is looking for the answers to these questions.
EVGENIJ ABDULLAEV. Terror, War and…
Rumors of the death of the civic lyrics have turned to be exaggerated. Having been standing under steam in the 1990-s it is rising upright again in the 2000-s, — thinks E. Abdullaev. — But haw have its authors, readers, its protagonists, meanings and poetical language changed? This is the topic of his meditation.