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This part of our Reference Library deals mainly with WWW sites pertaining to the countries of the Newly Independent States other than Russia. These include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Please let us know of additional resources.

Armenia

  • American University of Armenia *

    This independent, private, nonprofit institution provides a sizable amount information about the university and Armenia as a whole.

  • Armen-Info Home Page *

    This Canada-based site provides a wealth of information on Armenia and Armenians in English and French with a special emphasis on Canadian-Armenian issues and facts.

  • Armenia (Excite Travel) *

    References and information about Armenia including travel, weather, and language and cultural information.

  • Armenian Sites on the Web *

    This huge listing contains sites divided by those located in and out of Armenia.

  • CIA World Factbook Page on Armenia *

    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues are all covered by this famous factbook. Additional world facts may be obtained from the World Factbook home page.

  • Countries.com Armenia *

    Statistical data and links to additional information such as government, culture, travel, and weather are provided.

  • News Around Armenia *

    This site makes provides links to 9 differenet publications in Armenia including "The Noyan Tapan Highlights" which is the first English-language weekly newspaper published in Armenia.

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    Azerbaijan

  • Adil Baguirov's Azerbaijan Republic WWW Virtual Library *

    Adil has put together an extensive and well defined list of resources relating to many aspects of life in Azerbaijan.

  • Azerbaijan (Excite Travel) *

    References and information about Azerbaijan including travel, weather, and language and cultural information.

  • Azerbaijan International *

    With over 600 articles, 1,200 photos and 70 music samples, this quarterly magazine's site also covers culture, business and other issues important to Azerbaijainis worldwide.

  • Azerbaijan Internet Links *

    Lots of varied information about this country in addition to the ability to add your related website.

  • Azerbaijan Resource Page *

    This site, developed by the Open Society Institute of the Soros Organization, includes information on Azerbaijan such as history, art, culture business, the latest news and more.

  • CIA World Factbook Page on Azerbaijan *

    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues are all covered by this famous factbook. Additional world facts may be obtained from the World Factbook home page.

  • Countries.com Azerbaijan *

    Statistical data and links to additional information such as government, culture, travel, and weather are provided.

  • Mountain Jews *

    This site is about a group who call themselves Juurho, (also known as "Mountain Jews", or, sometimes "Tats") who live mostly in the Northern Caucasus, along the west cost of Caspian Sea in Dagestan, Georgia or Azerbaijan. A history of these people is provided, along with information about the region.

  • Subject Directory of Kazakhstan and Asia Internet Resources *

    The SKIT-X website offers a thematic, searchable catalog of resources on Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. The catalog covers topics such as banking, business, companies, government, politics, radio, television, films, sports, hobbies, etc.

  • The AZERBAIJAN Pages *

    This resource, originally developed by David Couchman and now maintained by "Friends and Partners" contains information related the Republic of Azerbaijan in the former Soviet Union. It is a great resource for those who do business in, travel to, or do research related to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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    Belarus

  • A Belarus Miscellaney *

    Peter Kasaty's WWW resource on Belarus is ". . intended to collect as much accurate information as possible about theRepublic of Belarus and the Belarusian people--both inside and outside of the Republic of Belarus." There is also a BELARUS listserver for those interested in communicating with others interested in the country of the former Soviet Union.

  • AdmiNet - Belarus *

    This site, developed by Christian Scherer, has a large amount of well-indexed resources.

  • Belarus (Excite Travel) *

    References and information including travel, weather, and language and cultural information.

  • Belarus Online *

    This listing of resources pertaining to Belarus is being compiled by Belarussians and Americans.

  • CIA World Factbook Page on Belarus *

    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues are all covered by this famous factbook. Additional world facts may be obtained from the World Factbook home page.

  • Countries.com Belarus *

    Statistical data and links to additional information such as government, culture, travel, and weather are provided.

  • Music and Art of Belarus *

    This site is designed to introduce people to Belorussian music and art and to provide the history of its development from early days to the present.

  • The Virtual Guide to Belarus *

    This site was started in 1994 as a collaborative effort by a group of Belarusian scientists working worldwide. Non-political in nature, it is a wonderful, award-winning resource for learning about many aspects of Belarussian life. There is also a genealogy section.

  • WWW Belarus Global Internet Journal from Byelorussia *

    All types of resources concerning Belarus from business to culture to publications and much more are presented.

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    Estonia

  • CIA World Factbook Page on Estonia *

    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues are all covered by this famous factbook. Additional world facts may be obtained from the World Factbook home page.

  • Countries.com Estonia *

    Statistical data and links to additional information such as government, culture, travel, and weather are provided.

  • Eesti-Info WWW Server *

    Jaak Vilo, of Helsinki, Finland is the voluntary coordinating editor of this resource. This site contains many, many informative resources about Estonia which have been been contributed by people everywhere (and are also indexed by subject). This cooperative effort also has extensive information about the tragic sinking of the Ferry "Estonia" in September, 1994 and the relief efforts that followed.

  • Estonia (Excite Travel) *

    References and information including travel, weather, and language and cultural information.

  • Estonia Country Guide *

    This site provides information about the entire country of Estonia. This information covers topics including general information, news, state/political system, economy and trade, population, nature, culture, and history.

  • Estonia-Wide Web *

  • Institute of Baltic Studies, Estonia *

    Information about the IBS, as well as resources relating to Estonian culture, language, economics, history, and law.

  • Office of the President of Estonia *

    This official webpage of the Office of the President of Estonia contains information about the current President of Estonia, the history, staff, and building of the office, as well as official speeches, statements, decisions, and orders.

  • Sunerkom - Synercom - ZZZ Estonian Media Server *

    Sunerkom Ltd. offers a variety of services, including webpage design, promotion, and hosting on its server. This site also contains links to resources relating to Estonian government, education, media, news, organizations, commerce, computer companies, culture, conferences, and projects.

  • Welcome to the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs *

    This website may be viewed in several languages, including: English, Russian, French, German, and Estonian. It contains Estonian press releases and news, information about government and ministries, foreign policy, economy, folk traditions, tourism and more!

  • Window to Estonia *

    Information about the government, education, culture, economics and more in Estonia.

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    Georgia

  • Besiki Sisauri's Web Page *

    Besiki Sisauri has put together a wonderful site about his home country, Georgia. Areas included are news, history, cuisine, religion, photos, the alphabet and calendar plus a newsgroup, message board and chat room.

  • CIA World Factbook Page on Georgia *

    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues are all covered by this famous factbook. Additional world facts may be obtained from the World Factbook home page.

  • Countries.com Georgia *

    Statistical data and links to additional information such as government, culture, travel, and weather are provided.

  • Georgia (Excite Travel) *

    References and information including travel, weather, and language and cultural information.

  • Mountain Jews *

    This site is about a group who call themselves Juurho, (also known as "Mountain Jews", or, sometimes "Tats") who live mostly in the Northern Caucasus, along the west cost of Caspian Sea in Dagestan, Georgia or Azerbaijan. A history of these people is provided, along with information about the region.

  • President of Georgia Press Office *

    The WWW site for the Press Office of the President of Georgia is an extremely, well put together site with an abundance of information about the activities of the President and the press statements of his office. They will reply to "any request regarding news from our country". Also included is the Constitution in five languages.

  • Sakartvelo - The Former Republic of Georgia *

    Giorgi Topouria began this site in 1997 with the goal to collect and organize links to all online resources related to the Country of Georgia or Sakartvelo and he has done a fantastic job. This site is well worth the visit!

  • Tbilisi.com *

    This site provides an interactive map,a chat room, and lots of other information on Georgia's capital. In addition, there is a page that has lots of resources about the country as a whole.

  • The Georgia Connection *

    John and Nancy Stewart's account of their time spent in Georgia and some history of this Newly Independent State.

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    Kazakhstan / Kazakstan

  • CIA World Factbook Page on Kazakstan (Kazakhstan) *

    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues are all covered by this famous factbook. Additional world facts may be obtained from the World Factbook home page.

  • Countries.com Kazakhstan *

    Statistical data and links to additional information such as government, culture, travel, and weather are provided.

  • Kazakhstan (Excite Travel) *

    References and information including travel, weather, and language and cultural information.

  • Kazakhstan Weekly Newspaper Panorama *

    This is the web site for the weekly Kazakhstan newspaper "Panorama". In addition to an online version of the latest issue, it contains an archive of past issues and a keyword-based search.

  • Official Kazakhstan! *

    This official and very extensive site covers the areas of government (inlcuding a message from the President), the economy, culture, geography, tourism, history, science and education, and news. It is available in Russian and English.

  • Subject Directory of Kazakhstan and Asia Internet Resources *

    The SKIT-X website offers a thematic, searchable catalog of resources on Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. The catalog covers topics such as banking, business, companies, government, politics, radio, television, films, sports, hobbies, etc.

  • alt.culture.kazakhstan *

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

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    Kyrgyzstan

  • CIA World Factbook Page on Kyrgyzstan *

    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues are all covered by this famous factbook. Additional world facts may be obtained from the World Factbook home page.

  • Countries.com Kyrgyzstan *

    Statistical data and links to additional information such as government, culture, travel, and weather are provided.

  • ISP ElCat, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic *

    Government information and resources about Kyrgyzstan.

  • Kyrgyzstan (Excite Travel) *

    References and information including travel, weather, and language and cultural information.

  • Kyrgyzstan at Friends and Partners *

    Information and resources about this country, formerly a part of the Soviet Union, are presented.

  • Subject Directory of Kazakhstan and Asia Internet Resources *

    The SKIT-X website offers a thematic, searchable catalog of resources on Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. The catalog covers topics such as banking, business, companies, government, politics, radio, television, films, sports, hobbies, etc.

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    Latvia

  • CIA World Factbook Page on Latvia *

    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues are all covered by this famous factbook. Additional world facts may be obtained from the World Factbook home page.

  • Countries.com Latvia *

    Statistical data and links to additional information such as government, culture, travel, and weather are provided.

  • Eunet Latvia *

    This ISP in Latvia provides several interesting sections on their WWW site including "Virtual Latvia" which contains a large amount of interesting information about this country. There are also homepages of customers and the Logos Board with an abundance of indexed resources.

  • Latvia (Excite Travel) *

    References and information including travel, weather, and language and cultural information.

  • Latvijas Radio mājas lapa - Radio Latvia (LR) *

    In operation since 1925, this national public broadcaster has three programs (stations), which total to fifty five hours daily and cover a wide range of areas. They include news, a variety of music, minority programming and much more for the 2.6 million population of Latvia.

  • Rigas Komercbanka PLC *

    As one of the largest and oldest Latvian banks, "this universal bank offers a comprehensive range of up-to-date banking services.

  • Russian Public Information Center in Latvia *

    RPIC is a wide project dedicated to the Russian life in Latvia and to relationships between parts of the Russian Diaspora in different countries. We plan to establish Russian public and cultural organizations, "electronic" exhibitions and libraries, and so on.

  • The Latvian Gopher Server *

    Developed by the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science at The University of Latvia. It contains information and statistics about Latvia, the Institute, the Latvian Council of Science and news (including the Baltic News Service, Leta - The Latvian Telegraph Agency, and the Baltic Business Weekly) plus much more.

  • WWW Sites in Latvia *

    LV-Net Teleport (an Internet service provider) has an abundance of information about Latvia including listings of resources divided by those originating in the country and Latvia-related WWW Links Abroad. There is also an extensive listing of related newsgroups.

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    Lithuania

  • CIA World Factbook Page on Lithuania *

    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues are all covered by this famous factbook. Additional world facts may be obtained from the World Factbook home page.

  • Countries.com Lithuania *

    Statistical data and links to additional information such as government, culture, travel, and weather are provided.

  • Dr. Nork's Lithuanian Sites *

    This site contains links to various sites concerning Culture, History, Language, and Literature pertaining Lithuania which are provided by Dr. Norkeliunas of Marist College.

  • LOL: Lithuania-On-Line *

    This website, in both Lithuanian and English, provides an abundance of resources about Lithuania including databases, business, travel, leisure, communities and music. They also have an alternate URL.

  • Lithuania (Excite Travel) *

    References and information including travel, weather, and language and cultural information.

  • Ramunas Personal Pages - Lithuania *

    Ramunas Blavasciunas has put together an exceptional site with information, photos and resources about this country, its people, history and legends (and himself).

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    Moldova

  • CIA World Factbook Page on Moldova *

    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues are all covered by this famous factbook. Additional world facts may be obtained from the World Factbook home page.

  • Catalog Moldova.net *

    This site provides a huge assortment of Internet sites related to Moldova -including business, entertainment, news, the arts, shopping, education and more.

  • Countries.com Moldova *

    Statistical data and links to additional information such as government, culture, travel, and weather are provided.

  • Embassy of Moldova in Washington, DC *

    The embassy's site not only provides information on this country, but also a mailing list, web conferences, but also embassy, business and contact (including postal, email and phone) information.

  • Moldova (Excite Travel) *

    References and information including travel, weather, and language and cultural information.

  • Peter's Moldova Page *

    This page, though rather old, provides news and other resources on Moldova.

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    Tajikistan

  • Central Eurasia Project - Tajikistan Resource Page *

    Developed by the Open Society Institute of the Soros Organization, this well developed site covers culture, media, travel, history, health, the environment, suggested reading, the political organization of the country and much, much more.

  • CIA World Factbook Page on Tajikistan *

    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues are all covered by this famous factbook. Additional world facts may be obtained from the World Factbook home page.

  • Countries.com Tajikistan *

    Statistical data and links to additional information such as government, culture, travel, and weather are provided.

  • Subject Directory of Kazakhstan and Asia Internet Resources *

    The SKIT-X website offers a thematic, searchable catalog of resources on Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. The catalog covers topics such as banking, business, companies, government, politics, radio, television, films, sports, hobbies, etc.

  • Tajikistan (Excite Travel) *

    References and information including travel, weather, and language and cultural information.

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    Turkmenistan

  • CIA World Factbook Page on Turkmenistan *

    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues are all covered by this famous factbook. Additional world facts may be obtained from the World Factbook home page.

  • Countries.com Turkmenistan *

    Statistical data and links to additional information such as government, culture, travel, and weather are provided.

  • Subject Directory of Kazakhstan and Asia Internet Resources *

    The SKIT-X website offers a thematic, searchable catalog of resources on Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. The catalog covers topics such as banking, business, companies, government, politics, radio, television, films, sports, hobbies, etc.

  • Turkmenistan (Excite Travel) *

    References and information including travel, weather, and language and cultural information.

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    Ukraine

  • BRAMA - Gateway Ukraine *

    This large index of Ukrainian related sites includes information about Ukraine, culture, legal issues, tourism and much, much more.

  • CIA World Factbook Page on Ukraine *

    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues are all covered by this famous factbook. Additional world facts may be obtained from the World Factbook home page.

  • Countries.com Ukraine *

    Statistical data and links to additional information such as government, culture, travel, and weather are provided.

  • Kiev and Kievians *

    Lots of interesting old turn-of-the-century pictures regarding each of these two topics. sThe graphics are slow-loading so be patient. (Russian only)

  • National Television Company Of Ukraine *

    On the air 18 hours per day day and with a staff of over 2,500 employees and 8 studios, this station delivers programs that include news, information, sports, arts, shows for children's and "junior's", religious, economics, plus more.

  • Ukraine (Excite Travel) *

    References and information including travel, weather, and language and cultural information.

  • Ukraine: FAQ Plus *

    This project is sponsored by the Sabre Foundation and underwritten by a grant from the Eurasia Foundation, with funding from the Agency for International Development. This site provides all types of information on Ukraine including culture, business, law, and current events (including The Ukrainian Weekly).

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    Uzbekistan

  • CIA World Factbook Page on Uzbekistan *

    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues are all covered by this famous factbook. Additional world facts may be obtained from the World Factbook home page.

  • Countries.com Uzbekistan *

    Statistical data and links to additional information such as government, culture, travel, and weather are provided.

  • Cyber Uzbekistan *

    This site has lots of information about the country including daily Uzbekistan news, resources about travel, business, culture, politics, language, telecommunications and Uzbekistan studies. There are also message boards and a chat room.

  • Subject Directory of Kazakhstan and Asia Internet Resources *

    The SKIT-X website offers a thematic, searchable catalog of resources on Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. The catalog covers topics such as banking, business, companies, government, politics, radio, television, films, sports, hobbies, etc.

  • Uzbekistan (Excite Travel) *

    References and information including travel, weather, and language and cultural information.

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