The poetry section of the issue presents poems by Yevgeny Rein, Nikolay Kononov and Nina Iskrenko (with a preface by Igor Irtenyev).
We are ending our publication of the novel «The Round Dance» by Anton Utkin (beginning in Nos. 9, 10). We are also publishing short stories by Fazil Iskander, Yuliu Edlis and Gely Kovalevich.
The section «New Translations» is presented by fragments of the «Diaries» by Polish writer Vitold Gombrowicz, translation by Yu. Chainikov.
Reflections by Anatoly Naiman occupy the section «Writer’s Diary».
In the section «Times and Morals» we are publishing the short memoirs by Dmitry Likhachev, «Childhood with Kuokkala and Dostoevsky», as well as «Notes by a Small Owner» by A. Mikheyev.
In the section «Publications and Reports» we continue to publish chapters from the second volume of the book «Slaves of Freedom» by Vitaly Shentalinsky, which is based on the materials of the KGB’s archives.
The section «World of Art» presents a theatre review by Alena Zlobina on the classics on the modern stage.
In the section «Philosophy. History. Culture» we are publishing the article «The Leaving Boor» by Pavel Basinsky, devoted to the book «The Coming Boor» by Dmitry Merezhkovsky in the light of nowadays’ life.
The section «By the Way» contains the notes by Aleksandr Arkhangelsky, entitled «From Experience of One Who Sails and Travels».
In the section «Book Review» Nikita Yeliseyev reviews little known texts by Sergei Dovlatov; Sergei Kabaloti reviews the collected works by Gaito Gazdanov; Irina Rodnyanskaya reviews the prose by Boris Yekimov; Olga Kuznetsova reviews a new novel by Valery Popov.
In the section «Briefly about Books» we are publishing short reviews by Yelena Oznobkina.
The issue also presents our traditional sections «Bookshelf» and «Periodics».