The theme for the issue I received to review was Dacha Life, exploring the tradition of upper- and middle-class Russians to have second homes, dachas, in the countryside. Irina Borisova's short story "A Summer's Tale" describes two older women still living the dacha lifestyle while their children have grown up and away.
A special note must be given to the featured photographer, Alexander Anshukov, whose black and white photos (especially the orange cat framed in an old rustic window above) show an old, rural Russia not often depicted. This journal is published four times a year and the readings are the perfect size to enjoy. While the subscription is not inexpensive, the fact that it has no annoying advertisements makes it worthwhile.
Special thanks to Paul for the Review Copy.