The Landau school and the American Institute of Physics translation program
Department of Physics and Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics, Cornell University, 633 Clark Hall, Ithaca, New York, 14853-2501, USA
In the late 1950s and early 1960s several American scientists recognized the importance of results appearing in
Russian language journals. Their efforts, aided by ’Cold War’ considerations, culminated in the launch of the AIP program of translations into English of the then Soviet Union’s leading physics journals. The present brief review gives a personal perspective on the history of that development.