DESCRIPTION Article by Malcolm G. Scully, ‘Soviet Attache Submits to Questions on Plight of Dissident Scientists.’ Provides balanced article on the NIH lecture and discussion by Igor Makarov, Scientific Attache to Soviet Embassy. “Igor Makarov, science attache of Soviet embassy, did not convince audience of more than 100 that his government was blameless in its treatment of the dissidents, nor did he even try. But he answered the questions candidly and gave a strong defense of his government and its policies. Discussed Minker’s question and Makarov’s response. C&EN article by Richard Seltzer, “Soviet science attache confronts critics at NIH” Excellent discussion of NIH seminar by Dr. Igor Makarov, Soviet scientific attache. Suggests we update Minker’s HR Report and asks if he is it willing to do again. Writes, ‘Congratulations on your letter in the Times this morning.’ Proposes to shuffle the membership since not everyone has been active. Personal comment to Minker is that the memo was not intended for him. Reiterated his in contrast to Swaminath’s proposal. Either he or someone he will draft will draft a policy with due speed. Expresses his great gratitude for his e orts during the year, a very difficult time for him and his family. Things did not turn out well, but it could have been worse. Now in exile in Beinev a small town of about 10,000. Continuing scientific work, which he also did in prison and has new and interesting results. Scientific study has been a remedy to get away from horrible reality, to restore his spirit. Enclosed (not in Minker’s files) final version of paper. Suggests it be sent to an engineering journal, e.g. “Pattern Recognition” or Trans. IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intellect” or to a conference. Would consider other possibilites. Maybe Prof. Jack Minker will agree to do this paper as he did his other paper. “It is ususal kind of unjustice: to give new portion of job as a reward for well done previous one.” Irinia near by him now. A 10 page letter describing the technical work he is doing in data bases.