RHEOLOGY OF LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE POLYMERIC SYSTEMSA. V. Kondratenko and V. B. Nemtsov UDC 678:532.135 Based on the Zubarev method of nonequilibrium distribution functions, a statistical-mechanical theory of the rheological properties of liquid-crystalline polymers has been constructed. The distinctive features of the media in question in the case of shear flow have been described using this theory. Belarusian State Technological University, Minsk, Belarus; email: email@example.com. Translated from Inzhenerno-Fizicheskii Zhurnal, Vol. 76, No. 1, pp. 146-150, January-February, 2003. Original article submitted July 2, 2002.