Herald of RAS, 2004, V 74, N 6.

Science and Society

A. S. Spirin Basic Science and Problems of Biological Safety p. 553
Organization of Research Activity

Yu. V. Natochin Physiology and Medicine p. 557
On the Rostrum of the RAS Presidium

N. I. Komkov Technological Prognostication and Development of the Economy p. 570 E. M. Galimov The State and Horizons of Lunar and Planetary Exploration p. 579 Preserve the Achievements of Russian Science in Lunar and Planetary Exploration p. 588
Problems of Ecology

V. I. Osipov A History of Natural Catastrophes on Earth p. 594 S. A. Pegov Sustainable Development during Global Changes in the Environment p. 601

“An Exceptionally Successful Experiment” p. 608

L. V. Al’tshuler†, K. K. Krupnikov, V. E. Fortov, and A. I. Funtikov Origins of Megabar Pressure Physics p. 613
Point of View

E. M. Dianov Does Russia Need a National Idea? p. 624 O. V. Mikhailov Splendors and Miseries of the “Citation Index” p. 627

A. V. Nikolaev The Renaissance of National Geophysics On the Centenary of the Birth of Academician M.A. Sadovskii p. 631 M. M. Levitskii and B. G. Zavin The Father of the Chemistry of Silicons On the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Academician K.A. Andrianov p. 637 I. V. Grekhov The Creator of Force Semiconductor Electronics On the Centenary of Academician V.M. Tuchkevich’s Birth p. 643 S. K. Betyaev Beyond the Sound Barrier On the 90th Anniversary of the Birth of Academician V.V. Struminskii p. 648
Discussion Forum

How Are We to Reinvigorate Russia after All? p. 653
The History of Academic Institutions

M. A. Manuil’skii Homo Homini p. 661
Science Life

N. S. Kardashev and A. M. Cherepashchuk The All-Russian Astronomical Conference “Horizons of the Universe” p. 664
Reflections on a New Book

N. A. Kosolapov Poles of Globalization: Evolution of the International System p. 670
In the Book World

Yu. I. Krivonosov Science and Crises, Comp. and Ed. by E. I. Kolchinskii (Dmitrii Bulanin, St. Petersburg, 2003, 1040 pp.) p. 673
Official Section

Awards and Prizes p. 676 Author Index to Volume 74, 2004 p. 677 Article Index to Volume 74, 2004 p. 679