Uralsky Sovremennik

Uralsky Sovremennik (Russian: Уральский современник, lit. "contemporary Ural"), later known as simply Ural (Russian: Урал), was a literary almanac published in the Soviet Union from 1938 to 1957. The magazine was based in Sverdlovsk.[1] It mostly published the works of the authors from the Ural region.[2] The almanac was operated by the Sverdlovsk department of the Union of Soviet Writers.[3]

The almanac was founded as Uralsky Sovremennik in 1938 by Klavdiya Rozhdestvenskaya, the editor-in-chief of the Sverdlovsk Publishing House.[3] It existed under that title until 1956, with 33 volumes released. Among editors of the almanac were Klavdiya Rozhdestvenskaya herself, the famous Ural writer Pavel Bazhov, N. Popova, V. A. Starikov. Pavel Bazhov's fairy tales, such as "The Stone Flower", "The Malachite Casket", "Silver Hoof" , were published in it.[4][5]

During the Great Patriotic War it published the works of the evacuated writers. After some debate the Union of Soviet Writers decided to reorganize the magazine to expand the number of authors and "its circle of topics".[2] In 1957 a new editorial board was hired, Uralsky Sovremennik was renamed to Ural. Only 4 volumes (1/34—4/37) were published under that title. It was shut down the same year.[2]


  1. ^ "Уральский современник. Альманах свердловского отделения союза писателей СССР N3 (33). Краеведение России: Сибирь, Дальний Восток" (in Russian). Alib.ru. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Памятная дата из истории края". Calendar of events (in Russian). Sverdlovsk Regional Research Library of V. G. Belinsky. January 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b Rozhdestvenskaya, Yelena (2005). "Moemu neizmenno okryljajushhemu redaktoru: vspominaja Pavla Petrovicha Bazhova" Моему неизменно окрыляющему редактору: вспоминая Павла Петровича Бажова [To my always inspiring editor: remembering Pavel Petrovich Bazhov]. Ural (in Russian). Yekaterinburg. 1.
  4. ^ Bazhov, Pavel (1952). Valentina Bazhova; Alexey Surkov; Yevgeny Permyak (eds.). Sobranie sochinenij v trekh tomakh Собрание сочинений в трех томах [Works. In Three Volumes] (in Russian). Vol. 1. Moscow: Khudozhestvennaya Literatura. p. 243.
  5. ^ "Серебряное копытце" [Silver Hoof] (in Russian). FantLab. Retrieved 22 November 2015.