Nearly 30 years have passed since the first publication in 1972 in the USA this book. It has been translated in most languages, including English. By the present time on the territory of CIS countries which are E. E.Knut became a bibliographic rarity. In 1998 in the united states published the third edition of "the Art of programming" it saved sequence of presenting the material of previous versions, but considerably expanded the list of references, which includes the latest and most important results, new exercises and comments, fix errors. Given the popularity all over the world "the Art of programming" have to expect the new translation in the Russian language, which you hold in your hands.