Poetry section contains poems by Elena Akselrod, Marina Borodnitskaya, Lev Kotyukov, Oleg Khlebnikov and Herman Getevich.
The second volume of Victor Astafyev’s war novel “Gursed and Murdered” is continued (to be finished in issue No 12).
We are also publishing a story by Igor Klekh, “Hibernia. Germa”, originated from the author’s journey to Germany.
Two essays, “Ecological Conservatism: a Chance for Survival” by Sergei Zalygin, and “Ecological Values: Three Approaches” by Julius Shreider, occupy the publicistics section.
In the section “Diaries. Memoirs”, Pavel Zaitsev’s “Notes of a Water-Meadow Dweller”, with a foreword by Yury Kublanovsky, and Nicolai Andreyev’s memoirs titled “Years in Prague”, with foreword by Ekaterina Andreyeva, are being published.
The section “Religion and the Modern World” presents “Sunday Sermons” of Dean Alexander Shmeman which were broadcasted by “Svoboda” radio station in 1969 — 1974.
In “Publications and Reports” there are some previously unpublished letters of the Rev. Sergei Bulgakov, dated 1917 — 1923 (publication of Modest Kolerov).
In “Comments” Alla Marchenko enters into polemics with the reviewers of a recent war novel of Georgy Vladimov, “The General and His Army”.
The section “Literary Griticism” offers an essay by Nikita Eliseyev, “The Voice of Man”, discussing Sergei Dovlatov’s prose, and another by Alexei Purin, “Archivists and Innovators”.
In the “Editor’s Mail” you can find materials by Mikhail Kopeliovich (Israel), on the poetry of Boris Slutsky; Gregory Shurmak’s, on a new edition of Vasily Shulgin’s antisemitic book; and E. N. Nikitin’s, on the authenticity of Maxim Gorky’s 23 letters to V. I. Anuchin.
In “Briefly about Books” Felix Ikshin reviews a collection of critical essays by Pavel Basinsky; Eugene Dobrenko — Igor Golomshtok’s treatise on the totalitarian art.
Our traditional sections “Foreign Books About Russia” and “Bookshelf” are also to be found in the issue.