27 May 1994
Vol 264, Issue 5163

About The Cover

Storm clouds and a small ray of sunshine over St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow, could be a metaphor for the state of science in Russia—the focus of this year's special issue on Science in Europe. Six scientific fields, each of which is facing a different range of problems, are examined in News reports beginning on page 1254. International funding is discussed in Policy Forums on pages 1280 and 1281, and reviews of books on Russian science begin on page 1346. [Photo: Rick Kozak]