Digest for 95-01-09



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#01-09 January 95  Sender:  Steven Kostyk (skostyk@freenet.niagara.com)
                   Subject: email to Ukraine

#02-09 January 95  Sender:  HRSSRS - Ethel Dunn (edunn@well.sf.ca.us)
                   Subject: Free journal from Highgate Road Social
                            Science Research Station

#03-09 January 95  Sender:  mark danastasio (mdanas@access.digex.net)
                   Subject: for posting

#04-09 January 95  Sender:  mark danastasio (mdanas@access.digex.net)
                   Subject: post on 12/27

#05-09 January 95  Sender:  DwightV@aol.com
                   Subject: Russian Television?

#06-09 January 95  Sender:  NEUAAP@ttuhsc.edu
                   Subject: LingVo for Windows

#07-09 January 95  Sender:  YPPJ62A@prodigy.com  (MR DON SOLIMINI)
                   Subject: russia cruise

#08-09 January 95  Sender:  Peter Palms (palmbank@pnw.net)
                   Subject: Address change

#09-09 January 95  Sender:  lantimes!lantimes!Rusty_Weston@uunet.uu.net
                   Subject: East European Co./PLEASE POST

#10-09 January 95  Sender:  mac@maine.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell)
                   Subject: World Bank Policy Research Bulletin

#11-09 January 95  Sender:  agoodfriend@glas.apc.org (Andre Goodfriend)
                   Subject: Longer U.S. visas for citizens of Russia

#12-09 January 95  Sender:  Alex Alshvang (socium@crl.com)
                   Subject: Re: Company Information (forwarded message)

#13-09 January 95  Sender:  tbyrne (tbyrne@info.irex.org)
                   Subject: Russia/NIS Summer Language Teacher Exchange

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Sender:  Steven Kostyk (skostyk@freenet.niagara.com)
Subject: email to Ukraine

I am a new internet user. The internet has already proved to be a rich
blessing in my quest to learn more about the Ukraine, the land, its
people etc. One of the more discouraging experiences I have had to this
point is sending email to Ukraine. Initially, I found a reference source
for various Ukranian educational, political and commercial concerns and their
email addresses. I sent away short of a dozen messages. Each message was
"bounced" back to me tagged with an explanation - "host uknown". Subsequent
to this experience I stumbled accross an internet file that explained that
Email to Ukraine from North America must be tagged with @RELAY.ussr.eu.net
This hint seemed to help immensely as my batting average with email to
Ukraine raised to about .500, although the mail that did get through failed
to produce a reply. One of the explanations that I pondered was the
possibility of the language barrier. Is it possible that our computer
keyboards differ, thus, producing a virtually illedgable message in the
eyes of the recipient? I would also like to invite comments from other
subscribers pertaining to any information that would enhance the success
rate of my email to Ukraine. I would also appreciate general knowledge
regarding Ukranian internet connectivity in the face of economic
instability, and hyperinflation. The thought has occured to me that there
could possibly be many email accounts in Ukraine that may have been
frozen or deleted due to non payment. Your thoughts please friends and
partners........
                                  Steven Kostyk
                                  skostyk@freenet.niagara.com

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Sender:  HRSSRS - Ethel Dunn (edunn@well.sf.ca.us)
Subject: Free journal from Highgate Road Social Science Research Station

Anyone who sends us a postal address will receive Volume 7 of Russia and Her
Neighbors free. This is a one-time offer to promote a special issue: "The
struggle to Survive: After the Soviet Collapse. More Letters to and Essays
By William Mandel."

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Sender:  mark danastasio (mdanas@access.digex.net)
Subject: for posting

I am a research associate at Harvard University's Institute for
International Development, and currently serving as an advisor to the
Russian government on economic reform.  I have always been a Russian area
specialist and in an earlier incarnation was Moscow bureau chief for The
Wall Street Journal.  I have begun researching the nexus between the
terms information society, free-market society, and democratic society,
in anticipation of undertaking a systematic inquiry of how information
can promote the development of democratic, free-market societies in
formerly communist states.  At this stage I am preparing a bibliography
for myself and focusing on identifying first the best literature on
the concept of an information society generally, next on the above-mentioned
nexus, and last on the application of this nexus to the countries of the
former Soviet Union.  Any suggestions of publications?  In the last
category I have seen one book titled "Dismantling Utopia - How Information
Ended the Soviet Union," which was in itself excellent but limited for my
purposes because there the author was talking more about information as in
the phrase "free flow of information" than as in the phrase
"information society."  Many thanks.

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Sender:  mark danastasio (mdanas@access.digex.net)
Subject: post on 12/27

On Tuesday, Dec. 27, a notice was posted about a new information industry
newletter cover the NIS.  The annual subscription fee was said to be
$350.  Can anyone recall the precise title?  Many thanks.

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Sender:  DwightV@aol.com
Subject: Russian Television?

Friends!

Does anyone out there have a cable supplier that offers a channel devoted to
Russian television?  With the number of cable channels increasing this year
in Rochester, NY, there may be the opportunity for us to receive the channel
described below.  I'd like to find out more about Russian language TV options
so that our local Russian speaking community can become aware and our cable
company gently persuaded to carry a Russian channel.

"The Russian-American Broadcasting Company is a premium channel offering 5
hours of Russian language television and 16 hours of Russian language radio
programming.  News, commentary, call-in shows, movies, variety and cultural
programming.  Approximately $10/month charge."

Comments and suggestions are most welcome.

-- Dwight Vesty         DwightV@AOL.COM

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Sender:  NEUAAP@ttuhsc.edu
Subject: LingVo for Windows

Dear Friends-netters,
Does anyone knows how to display russian characters in DOS box
from within Windows in high resolution (SVGA,1024) mode? If there
is such russian keyboard emulator available at some ftp site,
please, let me know. I was unable to find one in Friends and Partners
gopher service. Thanks in advance and Happy New Year.
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Sender:  YPPJ62A@prodigy.com  (MR DON SOLIMINI)
Subject: russia cruise

Dear Friends,
I was in Russia during the summer of 1993 as a member of a People to People
delegation. I hope to return this summer again with this group, or just as
a tourist.
One of the tour possibilities is through a travel agency in Provo, Utah
called Bolshoi Cruises. I was looking for someone who might have had
experience with them, ie reliability, quality, ability to interact with the
populace etc.  I know that last summer they ran a fund raising cruise for
Miramed, an AIHA partnership, but never heard how that went.
Any and all info would be appreciated.

** 008 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Peter Palms (palmbank@pnw.net)
Subject: Address change

Our system operator for address (palmbank@pnw.net) is going out of
business today. Please repeat all messages since December 22, 1994 to our
other address (palbank@eskimo.com). Please send all future messages to
(palbank@eskimo.com) Thank you. Please acknowledge receipt.

Dr. Piotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms

Russian Venture Capital Fund of America

Ukrainian Venture Capital Fund of America

Palms & Company, Inc., Investment Bankers

United States Interbank Currency Exchnage

Asynchonomous "Just-in-Time" Remote Electronic Distance Education System

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Sender:  lantimes!lantimes!Rusty_Weston@uunet.uu.net
Subject: East European Co./PLEASE POST

     WANTED: EAST EUROPEAN MANUFACTURING CO. FOR UPCOMING STORY

     Open Computing magazine, a McGraw-Hill monthly publication that covers
     corporate computing issues from a management perspective, is seeking
     contact names for an upcoming story. We plan to write a profile of an
     eastern European manufacturing company that is trying to modernize its
     computer systems to improve its ability to compete in a global
     marketplace.

     This company must be rather large for-profit concern -- not a
     government or an research institution. I would appreciate it if you
     would forward any suggestions, including company contacts, directly to
     my e-mail address: weston@well.sf.ca.us

     January 1995

     Rusty Weston
     Features Editor
     Open Computing
     San Mateo, Calif.
     415 513-6931 voice
     415 513-6986 fax

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Sender:  mac@maine.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell)
Subject: World Bank Policy Research Bulletin

Some members of the list may be interested in having their  names
added  to  the  mailing list of the World  Bank  Policy  Research
Bulletin. I have just received the most recent issue [Vol. 5, No.
4]  and, as always, have found much of interest in  the  publica-
tion.  The Bulletin is published five times a year by the  Bank's
Research Advisory Staff.

Each issue of the Bulletin typically examines, in some depth,  an
issue  of  general interest in  development  economics,  profiles
current  research  projects in the Bank,  and  identifies  recent
Policy  Research  Working Papers which may be  requested  without
charge.

This  brief  profile does not do the Bulletin  justice.   I  have
found  something of interest in every issue I have received,  and
recommend it highly to members of the list.  Subscriptions to  be
Bulletin are available without charge, and may be ordered by  fax
[202-477-0955] or by sending a request to:

                        Ms. Evelyn Alfaro
                           Room N9-017
                         The World Bank
                       1818 H Street, N.W.
                      Washington, DC 20433
                             U.S.A.

PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGIES FOR THE SEVERAL CROSS-POSTS.

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Sender:  agoodfriend@glas.apc.org (Andre Goodfriend)
Subject: Longer U.S. visas for citizens of Russia

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia released the following
on Friday, December 30, 1994.

          New Visa Regime Means Fewer Visits to the U.S. Embassy
                           for Russian Travelers

     Beginning Wednesday, January 4, 1995, all U.S. embassies and
consular posts throughout the world will begin issuing to citizens of
the Russian Federation tourist and business visas which are valid for
three years for unlimited entries to the U.S.  Visa applicants who do
not wish three-year, multiple-entry visas may elect to receive a visa
which is valid for three entries during one year.

     The fee for a three-year, multiple-entry visa will be the same as
the present one-year, multiple-entry fee:  $120.00 or ruble equivalent.
The fee for the one-year, three-entry visa is $60.00 or ruble
equivalent.  These fees are in addition to the non-refundable $20.00
application fee which must be paid prior to submitting a visa
application.  Single entry visas will no longer be generally issued.

     By reducing the frequency with which Russian travelers to the
U.S. must apply for visas, the Government of the United States hopes
to reduce inconveniences in the visa application process as well.  We
are hopeful that the Russian Federation will approve a similarly
liberalized visa regime for American citizens applying for visas to this
country.  The American practice is  generally to apply reciprocity in
regard to the validity of visas.

     In addition to offering a three-year, multiple-entry visa the
Embassy has introduced the following services to make the visa
process easier for applicants:

     "express service" - for persons over 60 years old, persons with
adult immediate relatives who are U.S. citizens, students, exchange
visitors who are returning to the same program in the U.S., or
persons who have already traveled twice to the U.S. for short visits;

     the "group window" - for groups of five or more persons going to
the U.S. for non-tourist purposes, such as business seminars,
educational exchanges, or athletic competitions;

     the Foreign Commercial Service program - for U.S. business
persons resident in Russia who wish to submit applications for
persons invited to the U.S. for business purposes by their company;

     the travel agency service - for Russian businesspersons to submit
their applications through selected travel agents.

Information on these streamlined procedures is available at the
consular section's receptionist window located under the American
flag at Novinskiy Blvd. 19/23.

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Sender:  Alex Alshvang (socium@crl.com)
Subject: Re: Company Information

----------------------------Original message----------------------------
SOCIUM Company is distributing a most powerful database "Russian Encyclopedia
of Information and Telecommunications". This database includes data on all
major Russian databases, information resources, information publications,
networks and their services.  It also includes data on executives.

Database has extended crossreference tools, easy navigation, simple interface.
All information products mentioned in the database also available through
SOCIUM  Company.

Database listed more than 600 database, 1200 companies, 490 program products,
90 telecommunication/network systems, 1800 personalities.

For more info please contact SOCIUM Company
socium@crl.com

Russian Connction BBS (415)691-9092

P.O.Box 390334
Mountain View CA 94039

Fax (510)651-0606

Thanks
Alex ALshvang
socium@crl.com

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Sender:  tbyrne (tbyrne@info.irex.org)
Subject: Russia/NIS Summer Language Teacher Exchange

Subject: ** 12/21/94: Russia/NIS Summer Language Teacher Exchange **

             1995 RUSSIAN/NIS SUMMER LANGUAGE TEACHER EXCHANGE

IREX announces that applications are now being accepted for the United
States Information Agency (USIA) funded Summer Language Teacher Exchange
for College and University Instructors of Russian and the languages of the
Newly Independent States (NIS). The program runs from mid-June to early
August.

GRANT PROVISIONS

-    Language instruction with an emphasis on teaching methodology at
     universities in Russia and the NIS
-    Room and board at the host institution in Russia or the NIS
-    Cultural enrichment program
-    International transportation
-    Modest dollar stipend

CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

-    US citizenship or permanent residency
-    Applicants for the program in Russia must have four years of
     college-level Russian or the equivalent, be employed as teachers of
     Russian at the college or university level, and have a minimum of
     two years teaching experience
-    Applicants for training in non-Russian languages must have
     intermediate to advanced knowledge of the language and two years
     teaching experience
-    Advanced graduate students with similar experience who demonstrate
     special competence will also be considered for the above programs

APPLICATION, REVIEW, AND PLACEMENT PROCESS

-    Application deadline: February 24, 1995 for participation during the
     summer of 1995
-    Review by a panel of US language instructors appointed by the IREX Board
-    Placements are negotiated by IREX with institutions in Russia and
     the NIS
-    Final dispensation of grants is contingent upon receipt by IREX of
     sufficient funds from government and private agencies

For further information and application forms please contact:

1616 H Street, NW        Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 628-8188      Fax: (202) 628-8189
     E-mail: irex@info.irex.org

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