Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2004, V 74, N 5.

General Meeting of the RAS

Scientific Achievements Are Basic for the Development of a Modern Economy RAS General Meeting Diary p. 461 Fundamental Science as the Most Important Resource of the National System of Innovation Opening Address by RAS President Academician Yu.S. Osipov p. 465 Address of Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation M.E. Fradkov p. 473 On the Activity of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Fulfillment of the Resolutions of RAS General Meetings during the Period under Review Report by Chief Learned Secretary of the RAS Presidium Academician V.V. Kostyuk p. 476 Addresses of the Participants in the RAS General Meeting p. 485 On the Approval of the Report on the Activity of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2003 p. 503
Organization of Research Activity

A. A. Samarskii and A. P. Mikhailov Mathematical Simulation in the Information Age p. 504

“Rather than Criticizing Chemistry, One Should Learn to Accept and Use Its Laws Competently” p. 507
Discussion Forum

A. S. Sobolev The Spiritual Roots of Science p. 512 A. V. Razin and S. V. Razin An Alliance of Science and Religion Is Hardly Possible in Today’s World p. 517
Point of View

E. D. Sverdlov The Return of the Rev. Thomas Malthus p. 522
An Essay

G. A. Zavarzin The Future Is Selected by the Past p. 526

V. A. Pavlov Russia’s First Political Economist On the 230th Anniversary of the Birth of H.A. Schlozer p. 535 S. G. Inge-Vechtomov and N. P. Bochkov An Outstanding Geneticist and Civic-Minded Person On the Centenary of the Birth of Academician B.L. Astaurov p. 542
Science News

E. I. Il’in Organism and Environment: Adaptation to Extreme Conditions p. 548
Official Section

Awards and Prizes p. 551