Commendations for your coverage of science in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (The Scientist, Feb. 19, 1990). As both a historian and an observer of the contemporary Soviet situation, I find your articles invaluable.

Texas A&M University
College Station

After reading your commentary "Will Perestroika Open Soviet Science's Doors To The English Language?" (The Scientist, March 5, 1990, page 18), I was disappointed not to see mention of Atmospheric Optics, a new Soviet journal. It is published in Tomsk, Siberia, out of the Atmospheric Optics Institute, with Academician Vladimir E. Zuev as the editor in chief. It is published almost simultaneously in English as a joint venture with the Optical Society of America and the American Institute of Physics. The articles are similar to those on atmospheric optics that appear in Applied Optics.

As an aside, Academician Zuev is...

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