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D. A. Pospelov "establishing Informatics in Russia"

the History of Informatics in our country (first the USSR and then Russia) is full of dramatic collisions and sharp changes of priorities. This appears even in the terminology. The term "Informatics" to denote the totality of scientific fields closely related to the advent of computers and their rapid entry into the noosphere defined by the life of people, we have a relatively new one.He has received "rights of citizenship" in the early 80-ies, and before that, according to the definition given in the Great Soviet encyclopedia, computer science was viewed as a "discipline that studies the structure and General properties of scientific information as well as the laws of its creation, conversion, transmission and use in various spheres of human activity."

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