a monthly journal on literary, artistic, social, and political affairs, an organ of the Union of Writers of the USSR. Founded upon M. Gorky’s suggestion, the journal has been published in Moscow since 1939 (until 1955 as an anthology).
Druzhba narodov publishes the literatures of all the peoples of the USSR and has printed many important works, including novels by M. Auezov, M. Stel’makh, I. Melezh, P. Kuusberg, A. Mukhtar, V. Lacis, I. Drutse, Iu. Rytkheu, J. Smuul (The Ice Book) and O. Gonchar (Tronka)’, short stories and novellas by Ch. Aitmatov, la. Bryl’, L. Promet, V. Bykov, and J. Martsinkevicius; and poems by P. Tychina, la. Smeliakov, M. Ryl’skii, M. Bazhan, M. Tank, S. Kaputikian, G. Leonidze, A. Prokof’ev, and E. Mezhelaitis. The journal also publishes articles on the development of national literature and on problems of translating works of art. S. A. Baruzdin has been the editor in chief of Druzhba narodov since 1966. Beginning with 1958 the journal has been publishing appendixes, such as “Fifty Years of the Soviet Novel,” “Druzhba narodov Library,” and other series. Druzhba narodov had a circulation of 80,000 copies in 1972.