I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. - Rev. Martin Luther King 1929-1968

Standing, as I do, in the view of God and eternity, I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness toward anyone. - Edith Cavell 1865-1915 (Spoken to the chaplain who attended her before her execution by firing squad, 12 Oct. 1915.)

"Friends and Partners" was announced on the Internet on January 19, 1994, and has an interesting history. Below, you will find a list of links that will provide information on its initial history.

Please visit the new (February 9, 1998) F&P General Bulletin Board for questions, information and discussion about Friends and Partners -- current activities, and plans for improvements.

The final link is a complete paper that was given at the Internet '95 Conference and, perhaps, provides the most thorough overview of the motivation and implementation of this project.

The following are links to several stories and articles that have been published about Friends and Partners:

  • Our Story - Knoxville News-Sentinel Article

    "UT Official and Overseas Colleague Launch New Computer Resource Linking U.S., Russian Friends." By Jack Lail, The Knoxville News-Sentinel Assistant Managing Editor.

  • Center for Civil Society International Net Talk Articles *

    November, 1995 "Friends & Partners Demonstrate Internet for Gore-Chernomyrdin Meeting.

    May, 1994 "Friends and Partners: Goldmine of US-NIS Information on the Internet."

  • About Our Server

    Some information on the technical implementation of our server is detailed here.

  • Our Story: Presentation at Internet '95 Conference

    This is a complete paper about "Friends and Partners" which was presented at the Internet '95 Conference.

  • More Information can be found here if you would like to learn more about Friends and Partners and the motivation behind this effort.

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    NaukaNet and the Next Network



    The "next generation Internet" is coming and promises a much richer communications media. F&P is working with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) of the University of Illinois and with colleagues at the Kurchatov Institute, Russian Institute for Public Networking, the Joint Supercomputing Center and the Russian Academy of Science - to establish a high speed (155M) Internet service between Russian and U.S. scientific communities. The grant is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Ministry for Science and Technology of the Russian Federation. Please read more about the NaukaNet project at the NaukaNet WWW site.