YOURIJ OKLYANSKIJ. The Armless Guide.
Three years ago a long short memoir story by Y. Oklyanskij was published in “DN”. It was about Peter Vershigora — the famous partisan general and the author of the book “People with Clear Conscience” much-talked-of in its time. Some time later Y. Oklyanskij received a letter from an unknown reader whose husband turned out to have directly to do with the protagonist of the story and the events described in it. And a new plot began to unroll…
STANISLAV SLAVICH. The Garage for a Horse.
This is a long short story of a writer — veteran of the Great Patriotic War about our today’s life, about the “Crimea problem”, about the War, the veterans, their children and grandchildren who see the world quite differently now.
GALINA KOSTELYANETZ. How Many They Are, Nearly Nameless.
The Great World War II began next day after G. Kostelyanetz graduated from the school. Then she was a prisoner of the Minsk ghetto. Then joined the partisans together with her parents. Then, some decades later, she wrote a book about all this, which couldn’t be published in the Soviet times even under the patronage of very famous people. In the end of the last year Galina’s daughter sent her mother’s manuscript to our magazine. Being unable to publish this voluminous text in full we consider our duty to offer to the readers its “war chapters”.
ELENA SKULSKAYA. Not Having Asked Permission of God.
E. Skulskaya is well known to our readers. Here, under the heading “Double Portrait”, we present her new poems and her translations from Estonian poet YOUHAN VIJDING.
ARISTAKES SAGRATYAN. The Steel Ways to the West.
Memoirs about the war and labor heroic deeds of the railway forces during the Great Patriotic War.