The poetry section of the issue presents poems by Yury Ryashentsev, Olga Yermolaeva and Vadim Stepantsov, as well as poems by Mael Feinberg (publication and preface by Vladimir Glotser).
The novel «The Round Dance» by Anton Utkin is being continued, and we are publishing short stories by Boris Yekimov, William Ozolin and Georgy Ball.
In the section «Literary Heritage» we are publishing letters written by Yevgeny Zamyatin to various addressees (publication by T. Davydova and A. Tyurin).
The essay «Returning from Leningrad to St. Petersburg» by Mikhail Kuraev occupies the section «Writer’s Diary».
In the section «Philosophy. History. Culture» Svetlana Semenova, Vladimir Mikushevich and others discuss the works by Daniil Andreev in connection with publishing of his collected works (record of the conversation by T. Antonyan).
The section «By the Way» contains the reflections by Sergei Kostyrko on the literary prizes in St. Petersburg.
In the section «Book Review» Valery Lipnevich reviews poems by Vladimir Burich; Tatyana Bek reviews the ones by Sergei Biryukov; Lilya Pann reviews poems by Vladimir Gandelsman; Sergei Biryukov reviews the ones by Gennady Kalashnikov; Renata Galtseva reviews the book «Dying of Art» by V. Veidle; I. Mochalov reviews the book «Historical Psychology of Science» by M. Yaroshevsky.
In the section «Editor’s Mail» K. Pomeranets writes about floods in St. Petersburg — Leningrad.
In the section «Foreign Books about Russia» Maya Zlobina writes about awarding Russian prosaist Andrei Makine, who writes in French, the Goncourt Prize.
The issue also contains our traditional sections «Bookshelf» and «Periodics».