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Making an attempt of close in the tracks understanding of actuality, the ninth volume of the “Herald of Europe” (2003) presents to its readers in the Contemporary section “Life” the editor’s diary “Iraq. Concluding remarks to a resolution”, the most significant documents of Athens summit (April 2003) and George Soros’ lecture “America’s role in the world”.
In his article “New challenges for the XXI th century security and the perspectives of creating a “world government” Professor Piontkovsky focuses on the themes of a new world order, as well. Yuri Davidov’s profound study “Power and norm. World system regulation: a paradigm changed” crowns the selection of materials, connected with world and humanity problems.
Constantine Chellini presents a review of the European press in his “United Europe: deficit of democracy or ‘the tyranny of the majority’?”
Chris Donnelly in his article European security: new challenges and new responses” enters into a controversy with Mr. Piontkovsky.
Karl Shlegel in his article “Europe as a border country” presents the way the Germans view today’s Europe. Eliza Kuryak analyses the turnover in Serbia after Zoran Djinjic’s political assassination, while the Rumanian diplomat speaks on his country’s perspectives in his review “Romania in a new geopolitical dimension”. Egor Timurovich Gaidar gives his own view on “Economic rise and a human factor”, contemplating over Russia’s burning problems and the perspectives of our country’s economic space. Vitaly Melyantsev’s historic study “Russia in the world system of coordinates” examines the myths and realities of Russia’s economy. The Literature section acquaints the reader with the creative work of Austrian “Babel“ Joseph Rhot, namely with his newly translated “Legend of a saint drunkard”. An essay by Stephan Zweig’s and Heinrich Boell’s narrates about this writer, who is already known to the Russian readers.
The poems of a young poet Alexei Berezovoi are printed for the first time. Having recently published a book of prose, Tatyana Tscherbina is now presenting to the readers a story “Two alphabets”. It is followed by the poems of Galina Klimova, a young poet. Well known to the European audience, Marina Palei here publishes her region-oriented prose “The Way out” (Vychod). The theme is picked up by Alexei Alekhin in his “My love, Babylon”, being an example of rather a forgotten and not always a very successful genre of traveler’s notes.
The History section of the journal is opened by Vladimir Kantor’s article “Peter the Great and the second Norman influence”, in the which the author renders his due to the city, celebrating its jubilee and to the European idea founder.
Philosopher Grigory Pomerants speaks on religious non-musicality and the single love space. We also publish his wife Zinaida Markina’s poems, being an elegant supplement to the classic’s exquisite essay.
In his article “The experience of great reforms” Andrew Medushevsky is trying to make sense of the experience of Russia’s transition period reforms and the transformations technology.
The Culture section starts with a memoir essay by Gleb Smirnov “I knew before…“ on Venice, Brodsky and life. Victor Yaroshenko’s photo portfolio communicates to us the echoes of beauty of this ancient Italian city. Irina Chaikovskaya studies the phenomenon of “Dyagilev’s enigma”, while Samuil Lurie in his “A Provincial’s diary” is writing about the city on the Neva banks. Our permanent correspondent in Great Britain Natalya Isaeva writes on the French premiere, visited by few Russian theatre-goes (Ariana Mnushkina: the great transmigration of peoples”).
In our “European club discussions” rubric we print an interview with Martin Amis, being kindly offered to us by Miss Elisabeth Roberts.
In the “Culture chronicle” the readers will find the traditional book reviews, and a new review “Library of the “Herald of Europe””.