The prose of this issue is remarkable for the fact that none of its authors (except Olga Kuchkina whose memoirs we began to publish in the previous issue) have ever been published in our magazine. Incidentally most of them, such as LILYA KALAUS from Almati, PAVEL ANTIPOV from Minsk, KONSTANTIN MOSKALETS from Kiev, have never been published in any of well known Moscow editions. Hope the debut on our pages will open for them the way to the Russian readers. So good luck to them!
It’s several years now that the literary competition of prosaists, poets, critics and authors of children’s literature is being held within the Voloshin’s festival in Koktebel. In the last year our magazine for the first time founded its own nomination named after Voloshin’s line: “We, so different in souls, were keeping the common fire…”. The short story by the young author EVGENIJ BEVERS “Fairy Tales of the Far North” has become the winner in this nomination.
Within the framework of Voloshin’s festival “Drouzba Narodov” arranged the open poetical seminar in which about 30 young poets from different countries took part. Special attention was attracted by the literary project “A Packet of Poems”. Here we are publishing poems of some of the participants of the project — LETA YOUGAY, ALEXANDRA MOCHALOVA, VLADA KLYENA and others.
ALEXANDER ZAGREBELNIJ. At the Silk Way Among Three Worlds.
The essay of A. Zagrebelnij is about the mixture of languages, cultures and lives stories of the people working at a derrick in Kazakhstan.
ROMAN SENCHIN. Sitting at My Moscow Kitchen.
This is the essay of the well-known writer R. Senchin about the Russian region poorly known to the majority of Russians themselves, but infinitely interesting and even mysterious. It’s Tuva, the native place of the author which is still appealing and dear to his heart.