As courage endagers life even so fear preserves it. - Leonardo Da Vinci
Other Points of Communication

There is no object on earth which cannot be looked at from a cosmic point of view. - Dostoevsky

Below we have listed resources that enable people from Russia/NIS countries and others worldwide to communicate in various ways including chat rooms, bulletin boards, usenet, etc on other WWW sites. Please let us know of additional resources.

Chat Rooms

  • Russian Culture - Chat Room *

    Join "for for some live, and lively, conversation! " This chat room from the Mining Company allows to to ask questions, share stories and personal experiences relating many aspects of Russia. A nice way to communicate with those who share the same interests.

  • Welcome to CHAT.RU! *

    This server hosts a Russian chat area in addition to free email and homepage resources. (In Russian only)

  • Usenet News

  • alt.culture.dagestan *

    This newsgroup discusses the art, history, politics, etc. of Dagestan.

  • alt.culture.kazakhstan *

    This newsgroup discusses the culture, history, politics, etc. of Kazakhstan.

  • alt.current-events.russia *

    This newsgroup deals with current happenings in Russia.

  • k12.lang.russian *

    Practice the Russian/English languages with those who are native speakers.

  • medlux.doc.rus *

    Legal issues and the law in Russia. (This newsgroup is moderated).

  • *

    Government news about Europe, Russia, and the CIS.

  • *

    Global government news in the Russian Language. (This group is moderated.)

  • soc.culture.russian *

    Deals with Russia-related subjects in a very broad spectrum. (Does not appear to be moderated).

  • soc.culture.russian.moderated *

    Deals with Russia cultural subjects. (This newsgroup is moderated).

  • Bulletin Boards

  • Birch Empire: To the East of Freedom *

    This site provides a Russia related message board, plus news and information about Russia.

  • Friends & Partners Bulletin Board *

    Let's talk! The F&P Bulletin Board is provided for discussion of various US/Russia/NIS issues. Current discussion groups include: Travel, Culture, the Kitchen, Geneology, Life issues, the '98 winter Olympics, Funding and Exchange, and Commerce / Business / Jobs.

  • Maine Russia Network *

    This bulletin board allows residents of Maine to discuss, inform, assist and further interest in Russia and its people.

  • Electronic Postcards

  • Old Postcard Collection *

  • PenPals

  • Postcards *

  • Russian Postcards *

  • Virtual Flowers *

  • Virtual Flowers and Musical Postcards *

  • Virtual Postcards *

  • Virtual Postcards *

  • Virtual Present *

  • Miscellaneous

  • International Discussion Club - Moscow *

    This non-governmental, non-partisan organization was developed by the Russians with the purpose of promoting direct contacts between their young people and those in other countries. This initiative began in 1989 and was one of the first independent organizations taking a stand against the Iron Curtain.

  • Internet PEN-Club Yaroslav's Babies *

    Developed by Novgorod State University, this penpal club unites people that would like to communicate with others worldwide. Photos, voices and text are available.

  • PenPals

    Resources dealing with PenPal services with emphasis on US/Russia and the NIS.

  • Russian Penpals *

    Joshua Davis has developed a penpal service for people anywhere that are interested in communicating in Russian or about anything Russian. There are over 60 people listed that are just waiting to hear from you!

  • SAPE (formerly "The Soviet-American Penfriend Exchange") *

    This service, in operation since 1989, has matched over 45,000 people from the USA and other countries with penpals in the fSU and the Baltic Nations. For 10 years of age and older, the purpose of this is to "foster international understanding and help people to learn about the former Soviet Union and the Baltic nations on a one-to-one basis".

  • [English] [Russian TRANS | KOI8 | ALT | WIN | MAC | ISO5]

    F&P Home ° Comments ° Guestbook

    1996 Friends and Partners
    Natasha Bulashova, Greg Cole
    Please visit the Russian and American mirror sites of Friends and Partners.
    Updated: 1999-01-

    Please write to us with your comments and suggestions.

    F&P Quick Search
    Main Sections
    Bulletin Board
    Chat Room
    F&P Listserver

    Community Corner
    Bulletin Board
    Chat Room
    Community Services
    Our Friends & Partners
    Other Communications
    Who's Who

    FRIENDS Listserver
    Other F&P Listservers
    Other Russia/NIS Listservers

    ©1996 Friends and Partners
    Please write to us with any comments, questions or suggestions -- Natasha Bulashova, Greg Cole