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thousands of independent projects in the new states of Eurasia building
law-governed societies. Many of the pages on
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partnerships with local initiatives and organizations. If your project is not on our site,
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by the International Center Russia
1. Our Center helps and coordinates work of non-government organizations in
Arkhangelsk Oblast. Could you please send us information about similar centers
in the States? We want to learn about their work and, if possible, to
establish some sort of cooperation.
-- Tatyana Puzanova, Manager of the Center for the Support of Arkhangelsk
2. I extremely need your help. Please, send me copies of the Congress decisions on
the issue of the determination of chemical weapons in Russia, especially in
Maradycovo arsenal of the Kirov Oblast. Our government is going to do
outrageous things here and says that it does it according to the agreement
with Americans and some decisions of the Congress. It sounds weird and
suspicious, but that is what they say. However, I was not able to get those
documents in Russia.) The project, at least in its current form, is extremely
dangerous and we are fighting against it. It would be good to know exactly
what those Russian-American agreements were about. Please
help, you will do a good thing and help lots of people.
-- Nikolay Kraev
3. I am working on a website for Russian human and civil rights movement and
search for means to develop it. Could you please send me contacts of the American organizations that could provide consultant and/or financial help?
--Alexander Alexandrov, www.memorial.ru
4. We are the Krasnoyarsk division of the International Socio-Environmental
Union. There are more than 19 NGOs and 300 members in the division. Our mission is
to unite environmental groups in the region to protect environment and living
creatures. Our main problem is the lack of financial resources. We also need consultant and informational support for our newspaper,
Environment of the Krasnodar Region, and a web-site, webcenter.ru/~seuzubov. We are
very grateful to you for you valuable information and would like to ask you if you could also send us information about similar organizations in the United
States as well as addresses of the international organizations that provide financial support for projects like ours.
For more questions, information on the International Center Russia, and
information on how to respond, click here
The Map of Press Freedom in the World: This site,
sponsored by Reporters sans
frontières (RSF), offers valuable information in French,
English, and Spanish on the state of press freedom throughout
Choose your region of interest and discover the most update
information on the topic. Posted May
Torture Prevention Database
launched by the European Committee for the Prevention of
Torture. The database includes all reports of the CPT, all
public statements made by the CPT, and the
"substantive" sections of the CPT's Annual General
Reports. Posted May 23, 2001.
Culture and Social Networks in Post-Communist Societies Workshop. The symposium introduces
a panel of leading
Finnish, Russian and Estonian specialists on civil society and
civic culture, voluntary association and social networks,
nationality and traditions of citizenship in post- communist
societies of the European North. September 20-23, 2001 at the University of Joensuu, Finland.
Registration Deadline: August 24, 2001. Posted May
Reebok Human Rights Award Program seeks nominations of young human rights
activists. The award, provides recipients with a $50,000 grant from the Reebok Human Rights Foundation for the human
rights organization of their choice. Nominations are due
by June 15, 2001. Recipients will be selected by December 1, 2000 and the awards will be presented on February 7, 2002.
Posted May 22, 2001.
The Chief Information Computing Centre
(GIVC) of The Russian Ministry of Culture is looking for sponsorship to develop
a Russian cultural information network,
'CultureNet'. Posted May
Georgian NGOs in
collaboration with the University of Kentucky School of Public
Health call for international collaboration in blood
banking reform and community health outreach programs in the
Caucasus. Posted May 8, 2001.
Abkhazeti requests assistance in obtaining new or used
equipment and medical supplies. The hospital does not receive
government support and provides philanthropic care for
refugees throughout the Caucasus. Posted May
Foundation Research and Writing Grants for individuals and
organizations in the N.I.S. Application deadline: June 15,
2001. English and Russian applications are available.
Posted May 2, 2001.
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