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Obninsk Civic Network
December, 2000

By December 31 the OCN includes 20 not-for-profit organizations and 136 citizens.
On December 4 the solemn opening of the Obninsk Civic Network took place in OK_Club. The total number of participants was about 100. Among them there were

-representatives of the local authority bodies: Gennady Artemyev – Chairman, Obninsk City Council, Alla Prosvirkina – member, Obninsk City Council, Oleg Luksha – Director, Science and International Relations Dept. of Obninsk City Administration;
-representatives of city organizations, including those who took active part in the program: “Community”, “Municipal Informatics”, “OCIC”, “Maxnet Systems”, Obninsk Fund of Scientific-Technical, Innovative and Creative Activity of Russian Youth and other city organizations;
-representatives of local media, volunteers, citizens.

Information about this event can be found at

A special issue of the “Light in Internet” newspaper was prepared to this event. It can be found at

Besides the event was broadly covered by local media (TV, radio, newspapers). The list of articles in newspapers:

    • “Obninsk” - “The Networks are Spread Widely…”
    • “Chas Pik – Region” - “We All Will Come to Civic Network”
    • “Vecherny Obninsk” - “Internet Became Popular”
    • “Vy I My” - “Internet to Naukograd”
In December the competition “Computer –01” was announced
On December 26 there wasan organizational meeting of a new civic movement “Computer to School”. The Coordination Council of the new movement was elected. This Council will act as one of the OCN Committees. The members of the Coordination Council are:
    Yurii Koftan OK_Club and OCN
    Nikolai Shestoperov OCN
    Nadezhda Novitskaya Educational Dept. of Obninsk City Administration
    Gennady Artemyev Fund “Our Children”, Obninsk city Council
    Olga Chertorizhskaya Institute of nuclear Power Engineering
    Computer School “Gelios”
    Anatolii Pronkevich “Ungvar” computer company
    Obninsk Union of Entrepreneurs
    Obninsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    Obninsk Parents’ Committee

    The first task of the Coordination Council is the development of a program to help in supplying schools with computers and the development of the “Concept of Informatization of City Schools”.

    The information about this event can be found

On December 20 an organizational meeting took place (in OK_Club) for a new not-for-profit organization designed to support and develop (1) civic leadership initiatives and programs for training community leaders and (2) international relations of the local community including sister city partnership. The official registration of the organization is planned for January 2001. The new organization will closely cooperate with the OCN.

The PAC in the Center of Scientific-Technical and Aesthetical Education of Pupils was opened at last. It is oriented to work with schoolchildren.

    Name of the responsible person is  A. Nazarov
    Phone (08439) 300-94, Pager 003 for # 7401
    E- mail:
    Work hours: Monday - 15.00 – 21.00, Wednesday - 14.00 – 21.00, Saturday - 11.00 – 16.00
  • In December 2 groups of representatives of not-for-profit organizations started studying “Fundamentals of Internet” in OK_Club.



    Yuri Koftan,
    PI of OCN

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