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Polina Barskova by Michael Juliani
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“I’m interested in subterranean culture that says ‘I will trick you’ to official culture, ‘I will play you.’”

Polina Barskova by Michael Juliani
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“I’m interested in subterranean culture that says ‘I will trick you’ to official culture, ‘I will play you.’”

Square Pegs by Kevin Kinsella
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Bomb blog contributor Kevin Kinsella reviews Squaring The Circle: Winners of the Debut Prize, a new anthology of Russian writers which highlights ten years of winners of the Russian Debut Prize for Fiction by writers under the age of twenty-five.

The Chinese Sun by Arkadii Dragomoshchenko

This First Proof contains an excerpt from “The Chinese Sun.” Translated by Evgeny Pavlov.

Helen Mirren by Peter Eyre
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Don’t miss Helen Mirren in The Debt or issue 52 of BOMB. So take a flashback just like they do in the film, but to 1992, and check out Helen Mirren’s conversation with fellow actor Peter Eyre.

Three Poems by Viktor Krivulin
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from Poems on Maps

cash wrangles round a kiosk

Two Poems by Elena Shvarts
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Animal-Flower

Presentiment of life abides till death.

Two Poems by Dmitri Volchek
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Love for Captain B.

twinkling firmament of the sunflowers

Three Poems by Arkadii Dragomoshchenko
​Timur Novikov

But not an Elegy

Parallel snow,

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