Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2002, V 72, N 4.

Science and Society

Yu. S. Osipov The Highest National Priority of Russia p. 343 V. I. Osipov Natural Risk Management p. 346
On the Rostrum of the RAS Presidium

Unclassified Reality Presentation of Archive Materials Publications p. 353 G. S. Burkhanov and A. M. Prokhorov† High-Purity Metals and Alloys p. 357
Organization of Research Activity

G. G. Matishov and A. N. Chilingarov Studies of the Russian Arctic p. 363
Problems of Ecology

K. Ya. Kondrat’ev and K. S. Losev The Strategy of Sustainable Development: Illusions and Reality p. 368 N. N. Klyuev Russia on the Ecological Map of the World p. 377
From the Researcher’s Notebook

L. A. Gribov Molecules as Information Receiving-Transforming Systems p. 385

N. I. Ivanov, Ya. D. Pakhomov, and V. V. Titova, A Creator of Materials and Technologies for the Atomic Industry On the Centenary of the Birth of Academician A. A. Bochvar p. 391 V. S. Chesnokov Alexander von Humboldt: Russian Academician p. 399 N. P. Lyakishev and V. I. Kashin The Theoretician and Practitioner of Russian Metallurgy On the Centenary of the Birth of Academician A. M. Samarin p. 407 A. N. Gorbunov Permanent Secretary of the Academy The 110th Anniversary of the Birth of Academician N. P. Gorbunov p. 413

R. I. Nigmatulin “No Way to Live Without the Perfect Truth” p. 417
History of Academic Institutions

N. V. Karlov Two Academies: People and Accomplishments p. 429
Science Life

L. P. Verevkin Do we Know Russia? p. 436 Vl. V. Kuznetsov Plants and Stress, or Living on the Brink of Life p. 441 V. V. Vlasov and M. A. Zenkova RNA as a Therapeutic and Genome Target p. 444
In the Book World

A. I. Khol’kin and A.A. Pushkov F.G. Reshetnikov. Etapy bol’shogo puti: 55 let v Minatome (Milestones on the Long Way. 55 Years Working for the Ministry of Atomic Energy), Moscow: NITs Economica, 2001, 464 pp. p. 446
Book Review

Ya. G. Rokityanski Zh. Medvedev and R. Medvedev, Neizvestnyi Stalin (The Unknown Stalin), Moscow: Prava cheloveka, 2001, 354 pp. p. 448
Official Section

Awards and Prizes p. 451