Poetry section contains poems by Dmitry Avaliani, Vladimir Strochkov and Inna Kabysh.
The second volume of Victor Astafiev’s novel “Damned and Murdered” (see № 10 and 11 for the beginning) is completed. There are also short stories by Asar Eppel, “Fancy Stockings”, Marina Paley’s “Wind-field” and Igor Martynov’s “The Baikal-Amur Main Line. Letters to Women On Russian Football”.
In section “Times and Customs” yon will find a sketch by Sergei Fomin, “Three Days In the Penultimate Capital”, on the today’s life of St.-Petersburg, and Boris Khazanov’s notes on his life of an emigre in Germany, titled “The Exile”.
Publicistics section includes essays by Mikhail Leontyev, “The State and the Market”, and Andrey Bystritsky’s “City and the World”, about the urbane civiligation in Russia.
“Writer’s Diary” offers historico-philosophical reflections of Leonid Bezhin, “On the Threshold of Humanitarian Era”.
In “Comments” Andrey Vasilevsky writes about Dora Sturman’s (Israel) recent historico-political research.
In “Publications and Reports” there is Yevgeny Dobrenko’s research “The Art of Belonging to the People (The Forming of the Soviet Reader)”.
“Literary Criticism” is occupied by two polemic essays, Alexander Genis’ and Yury Kagramanov’s, on Borkhes’ works in the Russian cultural context.
In “Books Review” Alexey Purin reviews collections of Yevgeny Rein’s poems; Yuly Shreider — the Kolyma poems of Varlam Shalamov, Tatyana Bushuyeva — V. Suvorov’s investigations of the beginning of World War II.
In “Editor’s Mail” there are Vladimir Gurvich’s reflections on Democracy and Demos.
The issue also contains our usual sections, “Russian Books Abroad” and “Bookshelf”. Finally, there is a list of Publications in “Novy Mir” in 1994.