Digest for 95-02-16

                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-16 February 95  Extensive material on Russia / NIS telecommunications
                    now available - the 1994 NATO Moscow Networking Workshop

#02-16 February 95  List of Private Voluntary/Non-Governmental organizations
                    working on behalf of the Ukraine


#01-16 February 95  Sender:  Wwhouston@aol.com
                    Subject: Help in obtaining Visa

#02-16 February 95  Sender:  Athol Yates (ayates@cltr.uq.oz.au)
                    Subject: Russian fishing terms

#03-16 February 95  Sender:  Peter Priest (priest@nextwork.rose-hulman.edu)
                    Subject: Any suggestions for using internet in courses?

#04-16 February 95  Sender:  monk@calshp.cals.wisc.edu (Andrew Monk)
                    Subject: Forestry Dictionary

#05-16 February 95  Sender:  lheenan@cc.brynmawr.edu
                    Subject: Film Schools in Russia

#06-16 February 95  Sender:  david@wrt.com (David Gonczol)
                    Subject: Russian and CIS news

#07-16 February 95  Sender:  Dave Wells (wellsd@elwha.evergreen.edu)
                    Subject: Russian State Archives and RLG in Historic
                             Compact (fwd)

#08-16 February 95  Sender:  Gogo Pavlov (pavlovg@acf2.NYU.EDU)
                    Subject: High school student exchange

#09-16 February 95  Sender:  natasha@mgu-usa.org
                    Subject: Moscow State Summer '95 pgmsx (fwd)

#10-16 February 95  Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie)
                    Subject: Russian & Eurasian Awards Program (fwd)

#11-16 February 95  Sender:  zlotchen@solar.rtd.utk.edu (David Zlotchenko)

#12-16 February 95  Sender:  "Dr. Piotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms"
                    Subject: Re: Digest for 95-02-09 Correction

#13-16 February 95  Sender:  gronnow@wscgate.wsc.edu
                    Subject: Call for papers

#14-16 February 95  Sender:  "Vlasta Molak" (vlasta@TSO.UC.EDU)
                    Subject: MAGIC CARPET

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  The definitive source for what's happening with NIS telecommunications
   activities -- the Proceedings from the 1994 NATO Moscow Advanced
   Networking Workshop -- is available at the top of the F&P telecomm
   page.  Thanks to the VEGA Laboratory and Vlad D. Nebolsin,
   'Friends and Partners' is now maintaining a "mirror" of these important
   materials. The VEGA Laboratory in Moscow is the originating site for
   this collection of documents.  Our thanks to Vlad and to Steve Goldstein
   of the National Science Foundation for making this collection of
   documents possible - and for making them available on F&P.

*  From the Funding & Exchange Page, a listing of 311 organizations that
   are all involved in some sort of Private Voluntary/Non-Governmental
   activity on behalf of Ukraine.  Although some organizations work
   exclusively in and for Ukraine, most others spread their efforts
   across Central & Eastern Europe and the New Independ States
   (CEE/NIS).  These listings are quite detailed with lots of great


Please continue to send your e-mail to friends@solar.rtd.utk.edu.

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Sender:  Wwhouston@aol.com
Subject: Help in obtaining Visa

     I need any advice in helping a Russian woman return to the U.S for a
visit. She was here (North Carolina) last year visiting a pen-pal friend and
now wants to return. We became friends during her stay and she has asked if I
can assist her in getting a visa to return to visit me. She is under the
impression that it will be nearly  impossible to get a new visa because she
was just here so recently (she returned to Russia in November and would like
to return if possible as early as May).  Also she believes that because of
the fact that she is a single woman and I am a single man, even though we are
just friends, would make it more difficult for her to visit me. I would like
to help her because her first trip was unexpectedly  cut short and she had to
return to Russia much earlier than she had planned.
     Can anyone advise me on what her chances may be on returning so soon and
what I could do to increase those chances on this end.

Thanks in advance,

West Houston

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Sender:  Athol Yates (ayates@cltr.uq.oz.au)
Subject: Russian fishing terms

I have several fishing phrases which I cant find a translation to, partly
because I'm not familiar with fishing. If you know the meaning of the
phrases I'd be grateful.
The are
kistochka motylei - but what part of the mosquito is this?
na mormyshku
osvesnym blesneniem and how this differs from spinning (in Russian)?
Athol Yates, Canberra, Australia

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Sender:  Peter Priest (priest@nextwork.rose-hulman.edu)
Subject: Any suggestions for using internet in courses?

I'm looking for suggestions on how to use the Internet, electronic
discussion groups, WWW, FTP, Gopher, etc. in teaching a course on the
Former Soviet Union Today.  The course is a lower level overview of
the politics, economics, culture, and problems in the FSI today.  The
main emphasis is on Russia.  I have taught the course before and
would like to use the resources of the internet, which I have never
done before.  I am just beginning to get acquainted with WWW etc.  I
would appreciate any suggestions.  What kind of assignments are
reasonable for college students in a ten-week course?  What kind of
reading is possible?  Have any of you experimented with this in
teaching.  Have any of you had experience with UNIX or NeXT Step?  We
use a beta version of OmniWeb to get on the WWW.  I haven't figured
out how to read the Cyrillic fonts from Russia and MIT which are
reputed to be KOI-8.  Any suggestions?

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Sender:  monk@calshp.cals.wisc.edu (Andrew Monk)
Subject: Forestry Dictionary

Does anyone know where I can get hold of a Russian-English Forestry dictionary.
For example:     Russ-Eng Forestry and Wood Dict.
                 Linnard W.  ed.   1966

                 Eng-Russ Dict. of Forestry and Forest Industries
                 Mojaiev   1983

These are the only two that I know of.  If anyone knows where I could find
them, or if you know of any others, please let me know.

With thanks,

Andrew Monk
Department of Forestry
University of Wisconsin, Madison
1630 Linden Drive
Madison    WI     53706
(608) 263-6977

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Sender:  lheenan@cc.brynmawr.edu
Subject: Film Schools in Russia

Does anyone know of any film or photography schools in or around Moscow or
St. Petes?  I may be living in Russia in the near future and would be
interested in attending.  Please respond to lheenan@cc.brynmawr.edu
Thank you in advance!
Lara Courtney Heenan

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Sender:  david@wrt.com (David Gonczol)
Subject: Russian and CIS news

If anyone is interested in receiving a daily headline news service from
Moscow, with news, politics... of Russia and CIS, by electronic mail,
drop me a line at:



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Sender:  Dave Wells (wellsd@elwha.evergreen.edu)
Subject: Russian State Archives and RLG in Historic Compact (fwd)

I thought there may be a few folks on Friends that would be interested in
this development.


---------------------- Information from the mail header ----------------
Sender:       Archives & Archivists (ARCHIVES@MIAMIU.BITNET)
Poster:       Caroline Allen (CAROLINE@LIB.UTTYL.EDU)

This is a repost by request, please pardon duplication!
Thanks, Caroline@lib.uttyl.edu

----------------------------Original message----------------------------
The following is a news announcement from the Research Libraries Group.
It is being posted to other library-related LISTSERVs.

RLIN to Provide Electronic Link

The Research Libraries Group, Inc. (RLG), in partnership with the Hoover
Institution, will develop an electronic link with the Russian State
Archival Service (Rosarkhiv). The link will make information about
Russian archival material available to researchers around the world for
the first time, and Western material more accessible in Russia. The
project will take place over the next two years.

As part of this compact, Rosarkhiv will become an RLG member--the first
in Russia--taking its place beside the US National Archives, New York
State Archives, and 144 other research institutions in North America and

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, scholars have sought access to
the long-closed records of 20th-century Soviet history. Russian
archivists will catalog Rosarkhiv materials online in RLIN (RLG's
Research Libraries Information Network), where this information will be
immediately accessible to the librarians, archivists, scholars, students,
and independent researchers who use RLIN.

In exchange for Russia's contribution to RLIN, the 68 million records
already in the RLIN database will be available to scholars in Russia,
also for the first time.

The cataloging and access project, supported by a grant to the Hoover
Institution from the National Endowment for the Humanities, will develop
a system for cataloging archival materials located in four Russian
repositories that includes standards and a methodology for sharing
information on RLIN. Bringing together RLIN descriptions of similar and
related collections held in Russian and in Western repositories will also
encourage the growth of professional cooperation between Russian and
American archivists.


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Sender: Gogo Pavlov (pavlovg@acf2.NYU.EDU)
Subject: High school student exchange

I am writing on behalf of a Bulgarian girl, who is in her junior year in
high school and would like to spend some time living in the US to improve
her English, meet new friends, etc. (with the possibility for an American
student doing the same in Sofia, Bulgaria). This could be for anything
between a couple of weeks to a couple of months, either during the summer
holidays or during the school year.

I would appreciate any names of organizations which bring together
interested families, but also direct offers from private persons/families.

--  George ')+(opo' Pavlov  --  pavlovg@acf2.nyu.edu  --

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Sender:  natasha@mgu-usa.org
Subject: Moscow State Summer '95 pgmsx (fwd)

Moscow State University's Center for Social Sciences has organised four
intensive Russian language programs for THIS SUMMER.  The University is
offering a two week program and one, two and three month programs.  There
are currently several spaces remaining in all programs.  The gentleman
overseeing individual and group enrollment is Mr. Nicholas Stevens. If you
or someone you know would like the new brochure describing Russian language
and humanities courses for visiting students, please send your request to
Nick via the Washington, D.C. office at NSTEVENS@MGU-USA.ORG.

In addition to the pre-scheduled sessions, the University provides
bilingual assistants and facilitates archive access for academic
researchers.  We also organize tailored language and humanities courses in
English or Russian for large and small groups of students.

Sorry if you got a X-posting of this message.

Natalie Romanoff

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Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie)
Subject: Russian & Eurasian Awards Program (fwd)

  Date:         Wed, 15 Feb 1995 11:55:07 EST
  From: AimeeA (aimeea@NAFSA.ORG)
  Subject:      Russian & Eurasian Awards Program

     _Russian and Eurasian Awards Program_

     With funding from the United States Information Agency, NAFSA will
     again administer the Russian & Eurasian Awards Program, providing
     supplementary grants of up to $10,000 to U.S. institutions on behalf
     of qualified students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,
     Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
     Ukraine and Uzbekistan.  The purpose of the program is to help build
     market economies and support democratic structures in the countries
     of the former Soviet Union.

     The Russian & Eurasian Awards Program can provide up to $10,000 for
     student expenses; cost-sharing by the U.S. institution is expected,
     generally in the form of a tuition waiver.

     * Students must be undergraduate juniors or seniors or graduate
     students, admitted to an accredited U.S. institution.
     * Eligible fields of study are: public administration, public policy,
     political science, urban planning, economics, business, marketing,
     law, education, journalism, social sciences, humanities (excluding the
     fine arts), library science, English teaching and computer science.
     * The hard sciences, engineering and English as a second language are
     not eligible fields of study.
     * Students receiving assistance under any other U.S. government funded
     programs are not eligible.
     * Students currently living in the U.S. or enrolled in the U.S.
     institutions are NOT eligible.
     * Grant awards are contingent upon the student obtaining and
     maintaining J-1 visa status, including the two-year home residency

     U.S. institutions, not individual students, may apply.

     The deadline for U.S. institutions to apply is April 10, 1995.

     For Applications, please submit your name, title, address, telephone
     and fax numbers to:
     REAP Staff
     NAFSA: Association of International Educators
     1875 Connecticut Ave, NW
     Suite 1000
     Washington, DC  20009-5728
     Internet: REAP@NAFSA.org

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Sender:  zlotchen@solar.rtd.utk.edu (David Zlotchenko)
Subject: gopher://gopher.undp.org/00/comm_catalogue/itu.hq


     International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

ITU CONTACT : Luis Rodrigues

ITU CONTACT TEL : 41 22 730 5323

ITU CONTACT FAX :41 22 730 5337

ITU CONTACT EMAIL : X.400:    c=ch; a=arcom: p=itu; s=rodrigues g=luis
                    Internet: rodriguese@itu.arcom.ch


     X.400:    g-pat, i-e.; s=messageuser, a=arcom; p=itu; c=ch
     Internet: messageuser@itu.arcom ch

     E-mail and gateway service NOT handled by the ICC

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Sender:  "Dr. Piotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms" (palbank@eskimo.com)
Subject: Re: Digest for 95-02-09 Correction

 The Palms ftp site at ftp soma.crl.mcmaster.ca /pub/ukes/palms
requires a name login of anonymous rather than the one provided in the
the i.d. should be your own email address
This is the Russian Corporate Finance database.
there are now 50 files (10Mb) in English, Russian and Ukrainian
The Russian and Ukrainian are uuencoded.
The can be sent as it to anyone but they will have to have uuencode
capability to read them and Russian fonts on their computers.

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Sender:  gronnow@wscgate.wsc.edu
Subject: Call for papers

          The Russian Federation Educational Ministry, the Siberian
          branch of RAS, the Altai Territory Administration, the Altai
          Center of the Siberian branch of Higher School Academy of
          Sciences and the Barnaul State Pedagogical University
          announce that the International Conference "Social and
          Economic Problems of Education in West-Siberian Region of
          Russia" will be held in Barnaul from 5-8 October 1995 in
          accord with UNESCO program "Education Theory in
          Multicultural Society."

          Subjects for discussion:
          I.  Man and Education on the Eve of the XXI Century
          (education as a value; the urgent issues of economics of
          education; the actualization of knowledge for planning
          educational systems; religion and science; the meeting point
          in forming world outlooks).

          II.  Ethnogenetic and Ecological Problems of Education in
          the Siberian Region of Russia (physical and spiritual health
          of children, the ethnic peculiarities of education, bringing
          up national selfconsciousness in children of Russian and
          other ethnic groups, increasing ecological

          III.  The Integration Processes of Siberian Education
          Systems With Education Systems of Foreign Countries (the
          common problems and differences in reforming education,
          standardization and varieties in education and upbringing
          systems, the legal basis and the guarantees of unofficial
          education; the computerization of education).

          We shall send the official invitations after receiving the
          abstract of your presentation (not more than 4 pages) and
          the application for participation in the conference.

          The abstract and the application should be sent to:

          UNESCO branch department
          Molodezhnaya st. 55
          Barnaul 656031 Russia
          Telephone (3852) 22-85-40
          e-mail:  unesco@albspi.altai.su

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Sender:  "Vlasta Molak" (vlasta@TSO.UC.EDU)

FORWARDED FROM: /mail/vl/vlasta(#5589) From:usr1789a(Vlasta Molak)

Subject: Cooperation

Last several months, we have been working on a project titled MAGIC
CARPET (see attached outline) that would enable individuals in Eastern Europe
connect to Internet and develop activities that would serve to enhance
democratic govrning and free enterprise in their communities.

We are looking for individuals and organizations who are interested in
participating in this exciting project.   Also, if you know of funding
sources that maybe interested in supporting MAGIC CARPET, please let us know.

Thank you in advance.

Dr. Vlasta Molak, DABT                tel. 513/521-0506 or 521-9321
President                             fax. 513/521-0506
8987 Cotillion Drive                  E-mail: usr1789a@TSO.UC.EDU
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

                          MAGIC CARPET

(Project to promote achieving and maintaining of democracy and free
enterprise in former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe)

by. Dr. Vlasta Molak, President, GAIA UNLIMITED, Inc., 8987
Cottillion Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231, USA; tel/fax 513/521-
0506; E-mail: usr1789a@TSO.UC.EDU


Project MAGIC CARPET consists of obtaining )1,000 computers
(relatively simple, but with a sufficient capacity to handle
internet communications), and distributing them to private citizens
and organizations, based on criteria that would ensure maximum
enhancement of free enterprise, democracy and free communication.
GAIA UNLIMITED, Inc. from United States and its field ofices in
Eastern Europe will be the major executors of the project.

GAIA UNLIMITED, Inc. with its consultants will obtain (purchase or
obtained as donations) computers and deliver them to Eastern
Europe, where with a help of other organizations working on
democracy and free enterprise, they will be distributed throughout
the former USSR and Eastern European countries.  Among those
organizations, Sister City Project, Baha'i communities and Jewish,
Christian and other groups that have been active in promoting
freedom and democracy will play a pivotal role.  Each computer will
have a 3 year subscription to Internet access, through various
Internet vendors (GLASNET, EUNET, BITNET, Realcom etc.).  A task
force will be formed jointly by GAIA UNLIMITED, Inc. and
participating organizations to devise a distribution scheme, to
ensure maximum enhancement of free enterprise, democracy and free
communication which is a tool for their maintenace.

After the recipients are selected (using carefully designed
criteria to ensure maximum use of the computers for development of
free enterprise and democracy through communication via Internet),
GAIA UNLIMITED, Inc. and Internet vendors in Eastern Europe will
help them to set up their computers and sign a 3-year contract with
them about use of Internet services and participation on projects
for enchancement of democracy and free enterprise.  Details will
need to be carefully spelled out to insure maximum use of these
computers for communication and free enterprise purposes.
Computers will come with a 3 years free service of a local Internet
 vendor, and an obligation of the recipients of a computer to
participate in communication with organizations that will help in
the realization of MAGIC CARPET.

Another part of the project will be in conjunction with Virtual On-
line University (VOU, a university existing solely on Internet).
We will teach various courses on business management, economic
transformation, and conversion to peaceful industries that will be
helpful to receipients in establishing small enterprises and
development of skills in running democratic society.   Courses will
be given by faculty and associates of VOU via Internet and the
receipients of MAGIC CARPET computers will enable interested
parties to attend those courses at their computers.  The details of
all these arrangements will be worked out on local and individual
basis, using democratic methods that we are trying to promote.

Also,  GAIA UNLIMITED, Inc. and local participating organizations
will assist the recipients of the computers with their technical
problems on computers and communication (local participants may
develop a computer repair infrastructure to handle the increased
use of computers and Internet services by the new users).

Funding for the entire project (computers, their delivery, and
3-year subscription to Internet access, as well as time of GAIA
UNLIMITED staff and other organizations' staff working on the
completion of this project) will be from appropriate donors.  Since
many used computers are currently available in the US (because
their owners have updated their systems), we will seek individual
donations of those computers for MAGIC CARPET.  Most computers are
capable of handling communication program and modem necessary for
Internet connection, and are thus adequate for designated use in
MAGIC CARPET.  The computers will be donated to a non-profit
organization (such as Sister City Project or similar), and thus the
owners will be able to obtain a tax dedeuction for their charity.
Thus, the computers that would lay unused will be donated to
contribute to democracy in Eastern Europe, and enable their donnors
not only to obtain tax write-off but also satisfaction that their
generosity is contributing to a worthy mission.

                  GAIA UNLIMITED, Inc.

Consulting and Research on Environmental/Occupational

       *     risk assessment
       *     risk management
       *     education
       *     networking

for Industry and Government (local, state, federal)

Internationally experienced and Represented

Main Office:

Dr. Vlasta Molak, DABT
8987 Cotillion Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45231

tel. 513/521-0506
fax. 513/521-0506

E-mail: usr1789a@TSO.UC.EDU

Please contact Dr. Molak for more information about GAIA UNLIMITED, Inc.

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