Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2004, V 74, N 2.

Science and Society

A. A. Makarov and V. E. Fortov Trends in the Development of World Power Engineering and Russia’s Energy Strategy p. 131 E. V. Balatski and V. A. Konyshev The State Sector of the Economy: Institutional Support p. 144
On the Rostrum of the RAS Presidium

N. M. Rimashevskaya Modern Russia: Socioeconomic and Demographic Problems p. 152 Awareness of the Actual Situation Is the Foundation of a Sensible Policy A discussion in the RAS Presidium p. 158
Point of View

V. A. Chereshnev, E. Yu. Gusev, and L. N. Yurchenko Systemic Inflammation: A Myth or Reality? p. 161 E. D. Panov Russian-Speaking Intellectual International p. 167 A. P. Nazaretyan Anthropogenic Crises: The Hypothesis of Techno-Humanitarian Balance p. 169

A Man of 19th-Century Culture p. 180

M. M. Savchenko He Dreamed of a Prosperous Russia On the 170th Anniversary of the Birth of D.I. Mendeleev p. 188 Yu. G. Abov From X-ray Tube to Accelerator On the Centenary of the Birth of Academician A.I. Alikhanov p. 198 L. N. Lyubinskaya and A. I. Uemov Great Discoveries of Henri Poincare On the 150th Anniversary of His Birth p. 205 N. P. Lyakishev and N. V. Pasechnik The Leader of Russian Metallurgical Engineering On the Centenary of the Birth of A.I. Tselikov p. 210 G. R. Ivanitski Time Strings out Priorities … On the Centenary of the Birth of Academician G.M. Frank p. 215
Bygone Times

A. V. Pyzhikov Sources of the Doctrine of Communist Construction in the Soviet Union p. 222
Reflections on a New Book

S. V. Gol’din Are Earthquakes Predictable? p. 226
In the Book World

V. P. Kemenov V. P. Borisov, Vladimir Koz’mich Zvorykin (Nauka, Moscow, 2002), 150 pp. p. 233 A. L. Lapidus I. G. Fuks and A. A. Matvechuk, Illustrated Sketches on the History of the Russian Oil and Gas Business. Part 2. The Volga– Kama Basin, Siberia, and the Far East (before 1917) (Gazol press, Moscow, 2002), 152 pp. p. 236 D. A. Amanzholova V. A. Tishkov, The Society in an Armed Conflict: Ethnography of the Chechen War, 2nd ed. (Nauka, Moscow, 2003), 552 pp. p. 238
Official Section

Awards and Prizes p. 240