Великоросс (Great Ross), January-February 1991

This publication was produced by the “Russian Center” of the Writers Union of the USSR. The symbol on the left is an image of a “Sirin”–a mythological creature with the body of an owl and the head of a crowned woman, soaring above the Church of the Intercession near Vladimir, Russia, during the magical moment of a lunar eclipse. A Sirin is the Russian version of the mythological creature found in many cultures; in some stories they lured men to their deaths, but in others they suggested paths to transfiguration and paradise.