Herald of RAS, 2002, V 72, N 1.

Organization of Research Activity

L. E. Mindeli and L. K. Pipiya How Is Basic Science in Russia to Be Preserved p. 1
On the Rostrum of the RAS Presidium

E. N. Kablov Aviation Materials Science: Achievements and Prospects p. 8 M. A. Pal’tsev Molecular Medicine and the Progress of Basic Sciences p. 18

A. L. Mikaelyan Associative Information Processing p. 26

From the Researcher’s Notebook

T. A. Sherkova Archaeological Discoveries in the Nile Delta p. 38
Point of View

P. M. Ivánov Is it Possible to Avoid Conflicts in Russia? p. 42 K. P. Ivanov Aggressive Pseudoscience p. 46

G. A. Zavarzin Empire: A Word or Concept That Scares? p. 52


E. I. Kapustin A Theorist and Practical Worker in Economic Planning
The 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Academician S. G. Strumilin p. 65 V. I. Onoprienko The Andrusovs: The Scientific Lives of Two Geologists< p. 72 V. A. Reznichenko A Patriarch of Russian Metallurgy
The 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Academician E.V. Brizke p. 78
Bygone Times

Zh. A. Medvedev Stalin and the Atomic Bomb p. 83


A. T. Fomenko and G.V. Nosovskii The “Novgorod Datings” of A. A. Zaliznyak and V. L. Yanin p. 93 R. M. Munchaev and E. N. Chernykh The Dendrochronological Scale of Novgorod
Is the Most Reliable in the World of Antiquities p. 100 A. A. Medyntseva “Inconvenient” Paleography p. 101

History of Academic Institutions

B. G. Yudin Towards the Human Being p. 106
Times and Mores: Memoirs, Letters, Diaries

I. N. Fridlyander Differing Fates p. 109
Reflections on a New Book

N. Ya. Petrakov Shall Errors of the Past Be Lessons for the Future p. 117
In the Book World

V. A. Zubakov Vremya mira. Al’manakh sovremennykh issledovanii po teoreticheskoi istorii,
makrosotsiologii, geopolitike, analizu mirovykh sistem i tsivilizatsii
(The Time of the World. A Miscellany of Modern Research on Theoretical
History, Macrosociology, Geopolitics and the Analysis of World Systems and Civilizations), Novosibirsk, 2000 p. 120

E. V. Petrovskaya Akademik Ivan Timofeevich Frolov. Ocherki. Vospominaniya. Materialy (Academician Ivan Timofeevich Frolov: Essays, Memoirs, and Materials), Moscow: Nauka, 2001. 645 p. p. 124 V. B. Braginskii E. P. Kruglyakov, “Uchenye” s bol’shoi dorogi (Highway “Scientists”), Moscow: Nauka, 2001. 320 p. p. 126

Official Section

Awards and Prizes p. 127