Herald of RAS, 2002, V 72, N 3.

Science and Society

R. I. Nigmatulin and D. E. Sorokin A Strategy for Russia: the Problem of Choice p. 253 E. M. Dianov and A. M. Prokhorov† Fiber-Optic Communications and Their Role in Modern Society p. 261
On the Rostrum of the RAS Presidium

A. B. Davidson Twenty-First-Century Consequences of the Breakup of Empires p. 265 V. L. Kas’yanov Marine Biological Diversity: Study, Protection, and Value for Humankind p. 274
Problems of Ecology

K. N. Trubetskoi and Yu. P. Galchenko Humans and Nature: Contradictions and Ways of Dealing with Them p. 283

Immunology: Queen of the Biological Disciplines p. 288

L. I. Krasnyi Variable-Scale Divisibility p. 293

S. I. Fokin Academician Kovalevsky and His Descendants p. 298 N. A. Grigor’yan Scientist, Human Being, Teacher The 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Academician L.A. Orbeli p. 305 Yu. B. Monakov and M. A. Saitova A Knight of the Science of Chemistry On the 90th Anniversary of the Birth of Corresponding Member S.R. Rafikov p. 311
History of Academic Institutions

M. F. Khartanovich St. Petersburg: Center of Russian 19th-Century Humanities p. 315
Times and Mores: Memoirs, Letters, Diaries

Academicians in Defense of Persecuted Colleagues p. 319
Reflections on a New Book

V. N. Ivanov Social Scientists Recall p. 326

V. G. Surdin The Turin Shroud: An Error in Working out an Elementary Problem p. 331
Official Section

Awards and Prizes p. 333
At the End of the Issue

Of Those Whom I Remember—With a Smile: From Academician V.L. Yanin’s Collection p. 339