Philological Coming of Age

This publication presents the author’s recollections of the first professional undergraduate training of Saratov University philology students in Leningrad in the winter of 1960, of the meetings with D. S. Likhachev and N. K. Piksanov.

A Word on the Young Generation

The article presents the author’s version of a collective portrait of the modern young generation of journalism students of Saratov University; the author offers some responses of the teachers and students to this subject.

Yu. M. Lotman’s Letter to E. I. Pokusayev

For the first time the letter of Yu. M. Lotman, a Tartu University Professor, to E. I. Pokusayev, a Saratov University Professor, is published and accompanied with necessary comments. In his letter Yu. M. Lotman requests that Estonian students sent to study philology in Saratov are given help and support.

Evgraf Ivanovich Pokusaev and Yuri Petrovich Lyubimov: a Dialogue in 5 Documents

To the centenary of the education in humanities at Saratov University


For the first time the documents are published and commented on which shed light on the assistance that a Saratov university literary scholar E. I. Pokusaev rendered to a famous out-of-favor director of a Moscow Taganka Theatre Yu. L. Lyubimov in staging the performance on N. G. Chernyshevsky’s novel What Is to Be done?