AFANASIJ MAMEDOV. Ment Had a Dog. Long short story.
As everybody knows from the popular comic song, it was the priest who had a dog. The protagonist-militiaman (ment in common parlance) on the contrary had no dog at all but as supposed he had a wife, a daughter, a son-in-law, some side-liasons and a long term of service in one of the regions of the glorious city of Baku in the 70-80-s of the last century. But times are being changed, sometimes sharply. Is a person always able to catch with them? It’s a question. Dogs surely are not. And often are punished for that. But sometimes…
ASAR EPPEL. Gangut Rouble.
One may think: a coin, even if very rare — what of that? All right, numismatics is in some sense an enlightening occupation – a disinterested pleasant hobby. But even (or moreover) a hobby doesn’t accept casual people which is proved by the short story of Asar Eppel.
People’s poet of Kirgizstan VYACHESLAV SHAPOVALOV and the successor of artistic traditions of Makhambeth Kazakh poet FARIZA UNGARSINOVA present their new striking poems attractive not only by Asian colour but by the purity of lyrical tone.
ELVIRA GORYUKHINA. “One Wants to Live Knowing What Tomorrow Will Bring”.
The young generation of Dagestan, which has been growing up in the last two dramatic decades, what is it like? That was the main interest of the wonderful journalist, teacher, scholar and just a brave woman, our old friend and author Elvira Goryukhina in her recent visit to Dagestan where she was running lessons in schools and at the University, gathered the works of the students and tried to find the answer to this complicated question.
GEORGIJ MALINETSKIJ. Planning of the Future and Modernization of Russia.
Russia enters her critical decade enduring a system crisis which has only one way out: accelerated innovative development. Otherwise disintegration of the country is inevitable. Thus is the main postulate which the author is trying to substantiate.