Selected papers: Introduction. Evgenii Mikhailovich Lifshitz. On the production of electrons and positrons by a collision of material particles. On the theory of the photoelectromagnetic effects in semiconductors. An electron gas in a magnetic field. The collisions of deuterons with heavy nuclei. Neutron transfer in collisions of heavy nuclei. On phase transitions in monomolecular films. On the magnetic structure of iron. On the gravitational stability of the expanding universe. Three-photon annihilation of electrons and positrons. Bremmsstrahlung in electron collisions. The specific heat of liquid helium He3. Theory of molecular attraction forces between condensed bodies. Influence of temperature on molecular attraction forces between condensed bodies. The theory of molecular attractive forces between solids. Hydrodynamic fluctuations. Second order phase transition in sodium nitrate. Van der Waals forces in liquid films. The general theory of Van der Waals forces. Singularities of cosmological solutions of gravitational equations. General cosmological solution of the gravitational equations with a singularity in time. Oscillatory approach to a singular point in the open cosmological model. Asymptotic analysis of oscillatory mode of approach to a singularity in homogeneous cosmological models. A general solution of the Einstein equations with a time singularity. On the stochasticity in relativistic cosmology. On the problem of the singularities in the general cosmological solution of the Einstein equations. Generic singularity studies revisited, final comment by editor.