Step (1886) («Степ»; The Steppe). A 391-page Ukrainian and Russian literary miscellany published by writers living in Kherson under the leadership of Dmytro Markovych and printed in Saint Petersburg in 1886. It contained poems by Pavlo Tulub, Dniprova Chaika, A. Konoshchenko (pseudonym of A. Hrabenko), and Petro Zalozny; stories by Danylo Mordovets, Ivan Nechui-Levytsky, A. Brauner, Dmytro Markovych, M. Zavoloka (pseudonym of Mykhailo Hrushevsky), and Penchukivets; Ivan Karpenko-Kary's drama ‘Bondarivna’ (The Cooper's Daughter); and articles by M. Hanenko (on peasant family property relations in Yelysavethrad county), Opanas Markovych (on wedding songs in Yelysavethrad county, with the texts of 119 songs), K. Shram (pseudonym of K. Ivashchenko, on the Ukrainian village in the works of Mykhailo Starytsky and Marko Kropyvnytsky), and Oleksander Rusov (on the origin of zemstvo statistics).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]