Director of the Pulkovo Observatory, N.R. Ikhsanov, gave a seminar at FAI on the topic ‚ÄúPulsar-like white dwarfs in cataclysmic variables”. The report was devoted to discovering several unique properties of the nova-like stars AE Aqu and AR Sco. The report raised questions about the peculiar characteristics of these objects, particularly their rapid rotational evolution and the observed manifestations of pulsations, which make these objects similar to pulsars, identified with neutron stars in binary systems. Proposals were voiced about possible further cooperation between the Astrophysical Institute and the Pulkovo Observatory in researching such objects.