Boris Lyubimov. Later, and on the
Yuri Alexandrov. The Kremlin Island
Alexander Ryumin. Island Opposite
Mikhail Kiselyov. Maria Yakunchikova
and Russian Art Nouveau
The Return of Ivan Shmelev
S.M. Golitsyn. Notes of a Survivor.
Publication by G.S. and M.S. Golitsyn.
Introduction by V. Potresov
Natalia Korolyova. Prisoner No.1442.
From the book about her father. (Conclusion)
Margarita Rudomino. My Library.
Publication by A.V.Rudomino
Vladimir Enischerlov. Margarita
Igor Vinogradov. The Appearance of a
Picture—Gogol and Alexander Ivanov
Gerold Vzdornov. Nereditsa.
Landscape and Church
Kudryavtsev, D.O. Shvidkovsky. European Society of
Culture in Venice
Natalia Kazakevich. “Memorable
Possessions” of Russian Monarchs
El. Ivanova. From Symbolism to
Post-modernism, From Manuscript to Hypertext
A.A. Leontyev. Book for Leisurely
G.M. Chudakov. Profession and
Viktor Chizhikov. Father and
Lyubov Akimova. Communing with
present issue opens with Boris Lyubimov’s thoughts on the
meaning of dates in Russian history in connection with the departing
XXth century, and the imminent XXIst .
very heart of Moscow near the Kremlin lies a large island linked by
four “Large” bridges: Kammeny, Moskvoretsky, Ustyinsky and
Krasnokholmsky. The island, its history and the projected new museum
and historico-cultural centre (architect—A. Bokov) are discussed by
Yuri Alexandrov  and
Alexander Ryumin .
Due to the
fact that most of the creative heritage of Maria Yakunichkova
(1870—1902), an artist who, among other masters who determined the
inimitable specifics of the Russian Silver Age, remained abroad, her
role and significance in Russian art has fallen into obscurity.
Attempts to give a true evaluation of her contribution to Russian
artistic culture, which aroused interest in the 1970s, are described
by Mikhail Kiselyov in Maria Yakunchikova
and Russian Art Nouveau .
Russian Cultural Fund has brought home the remains of the famous
Russian writer Ivan Shmelev, which was interred in the Donskoy
Monastery in Moscow in accordance with the writer's Will .
Literature / History / Philosophy presents the first chapters
of a novel-memoir written in the style of a family chronicle (Notes
of a Survivor, ) by
S.M. Golitsyn (1909—1989), a scion of one of the leading and
ancient Russian noble families. The rubric continues with new
excerpts from Natalia Korolyova’s book about Sergei Korolyov
(see beginning in No.53) Prisoner No.1442 .
already written about events in the life of an outstanding
personality in the world of Soviet era culture, Margarita Rudomino
(1900—1990), who was the founder (1921) and director of the
All-Russian State Library of Foreign Literature (VGBIL) for 52 years
(1921—1973). The Library has borne her name since 1990. The present
publication is devoted to the 100th anniversary of her birth (July
2000), and offers the reader excerpts from M.I. Rudomino’s memoirs
My Library , prepared
for publication by A.V. Rudomino and supplemented by Vladimir
Enischerlov’s recollections about M.I. Rudomino—Margarita
Vinogradov writes about the creative and personal relations
between writer N. Gogol and artist A. Ivanov—one of the unsolved
questions in the history of Russian art. (The Appearance of a
Picture—Gogol and Alexander Ivanov, ).
no better-known monument in Russian cultural and mediaeval history
than Nereditsa in the southern environs of Great Novgorod, and the
murals in the Church of the Transfiguration. In his article
Nereditsa. Landscape and Church ,
academician Gerold Vzdornov returns to the puzzle of
Nereditsa, which embodies all the artistic culture of the XIIth
by A.P. Kudryavtsev
and D.O. Shvidkovsky
concerning the 50th
anniversary of the European Society of Culture, which was founded in
Venice on the initiative of the italian philosopher Umberto
already raised in “Our Heritage”, the history of
St. Petersburg porcelain, is continued in “Memorable
Possessions” of Russian Monarchs 
by Natalia Kazakevich, including such unique masterpieces as
the famous “Andreyevsky service” of Meissen china (XVIIIth
century) owned by Russian autocrats, and currently housed in the
State Hermitage collection.
Bookmark carries of reviews by A.A. Leontyev ,
G.M. Chudakov  and
El. Ivanova  of
books published in 1999—2000.
permanent rubric “Our Heritage” Gallery contains a
contribution by Viktor Chizhikov about the artists Nikolai and
Yulia Ustinov (Father and Daughter, )
and by Lidia Akimova about the artist Veronika Garanina
(Communing with Antiquity, ).
Ivanov. The Appearance of the Messiah. Sketch. 1845—1846. Canvas,
oils. State Tretyakov Gallery. Detail