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(The North), a literary, artistic, and sociopolitical journal, organ of the Writers’ Unions of the RSFSR, Karelian ASSR, and Komi ASSR, and the writers’ organizations of Arkhangelsk and Vologda. Sever has been published monthly in Petrozavodsk since 1940; from 1940 to 1965 it appeared under the name Na rubezhe (On the Border). The principal sections of the journal are devoted to prose, poetry, publicistic writing, and literary criticism. Sever has published works by A. Prokof’ev, G. Fish, V. Saianov, M. Dudin, V. Belov, O. Fokina, and a number of Finnish writers (in Russian translation). Circulation, 19,000 (1974).