This issue contains a novel by Aleksander Melikhov “The Plague”, a story by Vladimir Makanin “The Older People” as well as three stories by Vyacheslav Pietsukh. The poetry section of this issue is made up of the new poems by Inga Kuznetsova, Igor Melamed, Tatyana Milova and Kiril Kovaldgy.
The sectional offerings of this issue are as follows:
Studies of Our Days: an essay by Boris Yekimov “The Abandoned Farmsteads”.
Close and Distant: an essay by Yury Sakkov “Two Half Years Missed. A Brief Passion of Hollywood”.
Time and Morals: an article by Yulia Ushakova “Atypical Religiosity in Post Soviet Russia” and an article by priest Vladimir Vigilyansky “Mass Media and Orthodoxy”.
The Writer’s Diary: an essay by Aleksander Kushner “Zabolotsky and Pasternak”.