Presentation of young (sometimes not so young but yet unknown for the readers) authors from CIS and Baltic countries is one of the most important traditions of our magazine. We are pleased and proud seeing that the names opened by us begin to show up in critics’ articles, short-lists of Russian and international literary prizes and often — in the lists of their winners. In addition to our own search, gathering more and more authority competitions, forums and festivals of the young writers — from already famous “Lipky” to Kocktebel’s “Voloshin-fest” — are also supplying “DN” with new interesting authors.
Practically all sections of this issue are dedicated to the works of the young poets and fiction-writers from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belorussia, Moldova, Estonia… and to the materials telling of the youth of these countries.
Poetry of this issue is diverse both in geography and in the timbres of poetical voices: NATA SUCHKOVA from Vologda presents an example of “restrained “northern” realism” style; ANDREY BAUMAN from St-Petersburg is tightly connected with the Russian History and culture by native roots and direct inheritance; YOUGASYA KALYADA from Minsk being published in our magazine for the first time comes out to the readers with her urban nearly water-colours; GOUZAL BEGIM from Tashkent like an exotic flower in trepidation of love and doubts opens herself to meet the life.
BORIS DUBIN. “The Youth Raises a Claim to the Future”
What anxieties does today’s Russian youth live by, is it interested in politics and culture, how does it see its future, does it want to learn, what professions does it choose, who are its heroes, what and how does it read?.. These questions are being discussed by one of the leading Russian sociologists and culturologists Boris Dubin and the chief-editor of the critical section of “DN” Natalya Igrunova.
TEMUR VARKI. My Tajiks
How did Tajiks open America? Why do they love so much Indian cinema? What is Pamir chid and sandaly? About all this and about Tajiks at large: their traditions and virtues of their national character, the vicissitudes the people had to overcome during its long History and its nowadays life one may read in the essay of Tajik poet and journalist, connoisseur of traditions, languages and History of his country Temur Varki.