Digest for 95-03-08


Dear Friends,

Please check out the new "Russian Legal Server" from the home page of F&P.
This is an excellent new WWW resource and email listserver put together by
long-time F&P'ers, Mark Sanor and Ilya Nikiforov.  More information below.
We will have several new information servers to announce on F&P within the
next few days.

Our best wishes to all women readers today on the occasion of International
Women's Day!

                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-08 March 95  New US-Russia Legal Server on Friends and Partners

#02-08 March 95  New Issues of St. Petersburg Press

#03-08 March 95  More Ecostan Issues

#04-08 March 95  International E-mail Accessibility Information

#05-08 March 95  Russia by Rail Research Trips

#06-08 March 95  100 Electronic Books


RECENT EMAIL . . .

#01-08 March 95  Sender:  ivn@po.cwru.edu (Ilya V. Nikiforov)
                 Subject: New "Russian Legal Server"

#02-08 March 95  Sender:  UUBK36A@prodigy.com (MR JOHN W LOPEZ)
                 Subject: A Little help please

#03-08 March 95  Sender:  eric@tyrell.net
                 Subject: Looking for buttons/badges

#04-08 March 95  Sender:  ssaigal@comp.uark.edu
                 Subject: roaming... help!

#05-08 March 95  Sender:  Timothy W Collins   FTTWC@aurora.alaska.edu
                 Subject: Gorbachev

#06-08 March 95  Sender:  Lisa Marie Waligora  wali@tenet.edu
                 Subject: Students' trip

#07-08 March 95  Sender:  "CHARLES R TREW"  CTREW@MAIL.LOC.GOV
                 Subject: GOST STANDARDS

#08-08 March 95  Sender:  return  mvtpdx@teleport.com
                 Subject: Geographic Coordinates?

#09-08 March 95  Sender:  Charles Emmons  74562.276@compuserve.com
                 Subject: Serpukhov Environmental Improvement Project

#10-08 March 95  Sender:  TaurusC@aol.com
                 Subject: New Cyberlink's rates.

#11-08 March 95  Sender:  kcollins@maildrop.com (Kyle Collins)
                 Subject: Strange email Addresses

#12-08 March 95  Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie)
                 Subject: Eugene-Irkutsk Link A Family project

#13-08 March 95  Sender:  Brent McCunn  bmccunn@werple.mira.net.au
                 Subject: Russia by Rail RESEARCH TRIPS

#14-08 March 95  Sender:  Colleen Halley  cfhalley@u.washington.edu
                 Subject: Call for Papers

#15-08 March 95  Sender:  "Jim Cashel"  cashel@eurasia.org
                 Subject: Eurasia Foundation Regional Press Competitions

#16-08 March 95  Sender:  Colleen Halley  cfhalley@U.WASHINGTON.EDU
                 Subject: Northwest Conference



APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  Mark Sanor and Ilya Nikiforov announce a wonderful new resource
   on F&P called "Russian Legal Server" (please see email message #001
   below). The  purpose of this server is to give the people of
   our countries access to legal and related information concerning
   the Russian Federation (and United States, to a lesser extent) in
   order to promote mutual understanding and to facilitate
   international business.  Available from the home page of F&P.  Our
   congratulations and thanks to Mark and Ilya for creating this
   needed information and communications resource!

*  There are three new issues of the St. Petersburg Press electronic
   news magazine -- available from the F&P News page.

*  We now have all of Eric Siever's "Ecostan News" issues which are
   available from the Science Page.  These go back to September, 1993.

*  A monthly table, FAQ: International E-mail Accessibility, has been
   compiled by Olivier M.J. Crepin-Leblond.  His extensive table will
   tell you if a country has email access, which have Internet access
   or just general email services.   Also included are country codes
   which are derived from the International Organization for
   Standardization standard ISO 3166.  This can be found on the
   Telecommuncations page.

*  Are you interested in travel by rail, research and Russia?  If so,
   get information from our Travel and Tourism page about research
   trips that are being offered this summer in order to collect
   information for the Book "Russia By Rail".  (See message #011)

*  Petrus Palms has provided us with an index of 100 books available
   in electronic form.  These books, many of which are considered
   "classics" may be translated into Russian or Ukrainian for
   publication in the CIS.  This index is available from the Literature
   page.

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E-MAIL POSTINGS . . .

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


** 001 **********************************************************************

Sender:  ivn@po.cwru.edu (Ilya V. Nikiforov)
Subject: Russian Legal Server

I am glad to inform you that we are opening a new information page on
'Friends & Partners' WWW server.  It is called 'Russian Legal Server' and
is devoted to the legal aspects of relationships of our countries.  The
purpose of this server is to give the people of our countries access to
legal and related information concerning the Russian Federation (and United
States, to a lesser extent) in order to promote mutual understanding and
to facilitate international business.  Simultaneously, we are starting a
parallel discussion list called FPLEGAL - for discussion of practices of
law (if any) in Russia and other CIS countries.  To subscribe to that list
send a message : SUBSCRIBE FPLEGAL YourfirstName YourlastName to
LISTPROC@SOLAR.RTD.UTK.EDU

Our plans include development of a small library of basic Russian legal
texts.  This server is maintained by Mark Sanor, an attorney at Hahn Loeser
& Parks and Ilya Nikiforov, currently visiting at Case Western Reserve
University School of Law under the auspices of 'Russian Legal Studies
Program'.  To access, use either the main page of 'Friends and Partners'
and then choose "Russian Legal Server" from the home page or use URL:
http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/~sanor/main.html.


** 002 **********************************************************************

Sender:  UUBK36A@prodigy.com (MR JOHN W LOPEZ)
Subject: A Little help please

   I would like to communicate with anyone who lives, has
lived, or communicates with the city of Krasnoyarsk. I have
lost contact with a friend who lives there. I have the
address, but you know how the Mail system is. Thanks in
advance.

** 003 **********************************************************************

Sender:  eric@tyrell.net
Subject: Looking for buttons/badges

I collect Russian and other former soviet badges, especially those dealing
with space and aviation themes.  I would like to hear from anyone who
would be interesting in selling or trading any.  Also, I collect other
aviation and space memorabilia.  Please forward this message to anyone who
might be interested.  Thank you!  Eric Kirkendall, Kansas City, USA

** 004 **********************************************************************

Sender:  ssaigal@comp.uark.edu
Subject: roaming... help!

I was roaming the internet and noticed your name under info. Russia.
I have an interest in Russian autographs of Czar Nicholas II's children.
Do you know where in Russia or elsewhere I could locate some.
Thanks.

** 005 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Timothy W Collins  FTTWC@aurora.alaska.edu
Subject: Gorbachev

Greetings from exciting Alaska.  Do you know the name of the
Moscow "think-tank" that was founded by Gorbachev, and how I can contact
them?  This would be a huge help!
Thanks,
Timothy W. Collins

** 006 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Lisa Marie Waligora  wali@tenet.edu
Subject: Students' trip

Hello -

i am a history teacher just outside Houston, Texas.  Last year I
participated in a Fulbright-Hayes grant in Moscow andnow I am planning to
take between 5-10 14-17 year old students with me to visit the school and
students thay hjave been communicating with  using e-mail.  We are
planning to be there from June 7-21, 1995.

Does anyone have any information on Visas, or any other pertinant info we
will need?

Thanks a lot - Lisa Waligora wali@tenet.edu

** 007 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "CHARLES R TREW"  CTREW@MAIL.LOC.GOV
Subject: GOST STANDARDS

   I  would  like  to obtain the  e  mail address for  the  State
Standards Organization for Russia (GOST) located in Moscow. If  a
phone number is available that would also  be helpful. I  can  be
reached at  ctrew@mail.loc.gov  or  my phone  is   202  707 6019.
Sincerely,

Charles Trew

Science and Technology Division, Library of Congress

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

Sender:  return  mvtpdx@teleport.com
Subject: Geographic Coordinates?

Dear Friends, Greetings from Portland, Oregon USA..

I am a long time reader, but first time message poster.  I am trying to
find the exact geographic coordinates/latitude-longitude for a city
located in the middle or Russia.

The city is Ufa, located in the Bashkiria region of central Russia.  The
nearest the World Atlas's get is 55N and 55E.  That is not quite close
enough for an exact coordinate.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Please contact me at my e-mail address.......Thanks Again!

                                    Regards, Mark Torgusen

** 009 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Charles Emmons  74562.276@compuserve.com
Subject: Serpukhov Environmental Improvement Project

Friends,

I am the public relations coordinator for the Oasis Project which is
organizing a demonstration of hazardous waste clean up technologies in
conjucntion with the Institute of Territorial Analysis based in Moscow.
The Oasis Project is a  non-profit American scientific organization.  We
will be addressing the contamination from polychlorinated biphenyls in
the Serpukhov region in Russia.  Our aim is to initially demonstrate
simple solutions to this problem.

I am looking for articles about PCB contamination in Russia, in particular
those that were written in the fall in Komsomolskaya Pravda and Moskovsky
Kosomolets. One of these articles referred to PCB contamination as Chemical
AIDS.

We are planning to implement a community relations and public information
program as part of the project.  I am earnestly seeking information from
Russian publications that address the current environmental problems and
the Russian peoples feelings and opinions regarding Russia's environmental
problems.

If anyone can offer assistance or resources please e-mail me.

Thanks.

Charles Emmons
74562.276@compuserve.com

** 010 **********************************************************************

Sender:  TaurusC@aol.com
Subject: New Cyberlink's rates.

Hello , all:
There were changes in Cyberlink rates as of 03/01/95 which may be of
interest for some list subscribers.

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** 011 **********************************************************************

Sender:  kcollins@maildrop.com (Kyle Collins)
Subject: Strange email Addresses

I need help interpreting a couple of email addresses that I
was given.  They are:

             mhs!wu/o=-/dd.eln=62817297
and
             /pn=novobank/o=customers/admd=sovmail/c=su/@sprint.com

How do I send email from regular Internet to these addresses?
I appreciate any help that  anyone can offer.

Thanks,
Kyle
---
 * OLX 2.1 TD * Kyle Collins 2345 Old Orchard Dr. Marietta, GA 30068

** 012 **********************************************************************

Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie)
Subject: Eugene-Irkutsk Link A Family project

)Date: Fri, 3 Mar 95 13:08:22 EST
)From: Center for Civil Society International  ccsi@u.washington.edu
)Subject: Eugene-Irkutsk Link A Family project

)Link A Family helps establish pen-pal relationships between
)families in Irkutsk and the Angarsk region of Siberia and families
)in Eugene (and elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada).  Started two
)years ago as a project of thee Eugene-Irkutsk Sister City
)Committee, Link A Family has linked around 200 families.
)
)Periodically project director Jana Nelson sends an advertisement
)to friends in Irkutsk via e-mail and they publish it in a local
)newspaper.  She matches the letters she receives with American
)families based on profession, family size, and age.
)
)Initially Nelson tried to establish a regular courier service
)between Eugene and Irkutsk but it proved too time consuming.  Now
)letters are exchanged via the post.  She has found that mail
)delivery works fairly well if people follow a few guidelines:  use
)meter mail instead of stamps; don't enclose anything extra with
)the letter; and use manilla envelopes--they look more official.
)
)Currently Nelson is looking for more correspondents in Irkutsk and
)environs (she has enough American participants).  For more
)information contact Jana Nelson at: 71564.1704@compuserve.com

** 013 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Brent McCunn  bmccunn@werple.mira.net.au
Subject: Russia by Rail RESEARCH TRIPS

RUSSIA BY RAIL RESEARCH TRIPS
Are you interested in joining a research trip to Russia to collect
information for the book Russia by Rail? If so the author welcomes you to
join in. Due to a heart attack of the intended railway expert guide (Rashit
Yakhin, the Kazakh co-author of the BA M Railway Siberian Guide),
the program and costs have been substantially changed since the trips
were announced last December.  The programs for the rest of this year are:

June 1995 Trip to North West European Russia
 This trip starts in Moscow on June 12, 1995 and returns to Moscow on 4
 July, 1995. We will visit the cities of Novogorod, Petrosavodsk, Murmansk,
 Belomorsk, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Yaroslav. We will have a number of extra
 days and we may spend them exploring other northern regions or local
 boat cruises from St Petersburg to Vborg on Lake Logoda.

July 1995 Trip through Central Asia
 Meet in Moscow on 7 July and return on 28 July. We will visit the cities of
 Lipetsk, Voronezh, Volgagrad, Bukhara, Tashkent, Bishkek, Alma Ata, and
 Samara. If you want, you can depart from Alma Ata to Beijing on the
 Trans-Kazakhstan.

August 1995 Trip through Baltic States, Belorussia and Ukraine
 Meet in Moscow on 1 August and reach Moscow or Warsaw (your choice) on 18
 August. This is a fairly loose trip and will include visiting the following
 cities:  Kharkov, Odessa, Kiev, Lvov, Minsk, Vilnius, Riga and Tallin.

The cost of participation is two teired. US$120 if you have studied 2 years
or more at teriarty level in Russia, speak Russian fluently or have a
professional interest in railways, and US$190 if you do not speak Russian.
The money covers communication costs, Russian visa invitation pre-departure
information, and Russian/English interpreter.

If you would like more information, please email me at
bmccunn@werple.mira.net.au

Athol Yates
Research Manager, Red Bear Tours, Australia
(Specialising in Russia, Mongolia and North Korean Tours)

** 014 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Colleen Halley  cfhalley@u.washington.edu
Subject: Call for Papers

                         ***************
                         CALL FOR PAPERS
                         ***************
    ___________________________________________________________
    |                                                          |
    |             The Donald W. Treadgold Papers               |
    |    in Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies   |
    |                                                          |
    |__________________________________________________________|

The Donald W. Treadgold papers in Russian, East European and Central Asian
Studies was conceived as a series of occasional papers which provides a
forum for the rapid dissemination of current scholarly research on the
regions of Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia.

The Treadgold Papers currently seeks submissions of monographs from all
major academic fields which address the region. Articles should be of
substantial length -- approximately 40-100 pages, including endnotes
and/or bibliography. We aim to publish monographs that may be too long for
most journals, yet too short to appear in book form.

When submitting, please include an abstract and three copies of the paper
for peer review. Submission on disk is requested upon acceptance. All
submissions should be sent to the address below. For a list of current
available papers, contact the managing editor (e-mail address below).

     ******************************************************************
     Donald W. Treadgold Papers
                    in Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
     ******************************************************************
             203 Thomson Hall, Box 353650
             Jackson School of Int'l Studies
             University of Washington              Tel: (206) 543-4852
             Seattle,  WA  98195                   Fax: (206) 685-0668
     ******************************************************************
     Director:        Daniel C. Waugh   dwaugh@u.washington.edu
     Managing Editor: Colleen F. Halley  cfhalley@u.washington.edu
     ******************************************************************

** 015 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Jim Cashel"  cashel@eurasia.org
Subject: Eurasia Foundation Regional Press Competitions

Update on Regional Press Competitions
The Eurasia Foundation

In an effort to assist high quality regional newspapers in Russia
develop journalistic and business operations, The Eurasia Foundation,
in partnership with Russian press organizations, conducts periodic
regional press competitions.  Applicant newspapers submit professional
development proposals, financial plans, and sample publications.  Winners
are chosen through a competitive process judged by Russian panels of
journalism experts.

The first Eurasia Foundation Press Competition was held in Fall, 1994
in the four oblasts and three republics of the Central Volga region of
Russia.  Organized in conjunction with the Russian Institute of Press
and Mass Media, the competition identified twenty outstanding newspapers
(from 72 applications) which received grant support totalling $223,000.
The newspapers represent a diverse geographical, topical, and stylistic
range.  Winning newspapers are printed in Russian, Tatar, Chuvash, Mari,
and German.

The second Eurasia Foundation competition, held in the southern Urals
region of Russia and organized in conjunction with the Institute of
Humanitarian Communications (IHC) is currently in the review stage (59
proposals).  Winners will be announced in late March.

The third competition, held in the Russian Far East and organized by the
Eurasia Foundation Vladivostok Regional Office in conjunction with the
Russian Far Eastern University Department of Journalism is also currently
in the review stage (33 proposals).  Participating regions include
Primorsky Krai, Sakhalinskaya Oblast, Amurskaya Oblast, Khabarovsky Krai,
Kamchatskaya Oblast, Magadanskaya Oblast, and Sakha Republic.

The Fourth Eurasia Foundation competition, organized in conjunction with
IHC, has begun in Central Russia.  Requests for proposals have been mailed
to 469 newspapers in Bryanskaya, Vladimirskaya, Ivanovskaya, Tverskaya,
Kaluzhskaya, Kostromskaya, Moskovskaya, Orlovskaya, Ryazanskaya,
Smolenskaya, Tulskaya, Yaroslavskaya areas.  Press releases announcing
the competition were placed in 9 local newspapers on February 13-20.
The deadline for receiving proposals is March 10.  Winners will be
announced in mid-April.

The fifth competition is being conducted by Eurasia Foundation Saratov
Regional office in concert with IHC.  Requests for proposals have been
mailed to 412 newspapers, covering Astrakhansky, Volgogoradsky,
Krasnodarsky, Rostovsky, and Stavropolsky regions.  Press releases were
placed in local newspapers on February 20-27.  The deadline for receiving
proposals is March 20.  Winners will be announced end of April-beginning
of May.

Jim Cashel
Eurasia Foundation
 cashel@eurasia.org

** 016 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Colleen Halley  cfhalley@U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Northwest Conference

================================================================
         First Annual Northwest Regional Conference on
             Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
================================================================
for scholars, students, educators and all those in the Northwest
       specializing, working or interested in the region
----------------------------------------------------------------
                    Saturday, May 6, 1995
                  University of Washington
                         Seattle, WA
---------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Colleague:

The Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (REECAS) Center is
sponsoring the first Annual Regional REECAS Conference to be held at the
University of Washington campus, Seattle, Washington, on Saturday, May 6.
The goal of the conference is to a establish a regional community of
scholars, educators (elementary school through university levels), and
others who are interested in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
The conference will consist of formal and informal paper presentations,
round table discussions, research updates, and other REECAS-related
sessions.  For this conference, we are soliciting individual papers and
session ideas on REECAS-related topics, such as economic transformation,
international relations, environmental degradation, or teaching
methodology, from individuals in the Pacific Northwest (Washington,
Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia).

We encourage specialists, including advanced graduate students, in all
disciplines in institutes of higher education in the Northwest to
participate.  Representatives of businesses, K-12 educational
institutions, government agencies, and other organizations interested in
the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe are also welcome.  In order to
facilitate interaction, several social events are planned, and a list of
REECAS specialists, organized by discipline, will be compiled and
distributed to participants.

If you are interested in participating in the conference as a session
organizer, presenter, or discussant, please return the form below.  We
will send out the final program and registration information by April 1,
so send your form to us before that date if you want to be included in the
program.  Please pass along this information to anyone who might be
interested in participating in the conference.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

Kurt Engelmann
Assistant Director, REECAS Center

Craig ZumBrunnen
Associate Professor, Geography & REECAS

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
I am interested in participating in the first annual Regional REECAS
Conference.  Please include me as a:

    [] session organizer

       session topic: ________________________________________

              ________________________________________

    [] presenter

       paper title:   ________________________________________

              ________________________________________

    [] discussant

       topic(s) of interest:

              ________________________________________

              ________________________________________

    name:    __________________________________________________

    affiliation:    __________________________________________

    email:    __________________________________________________

    address: _________________________________________________

             _________________________________________________

    phone:    __________________    fax:  ____________________


If you are a UW alumna/alumnus, please provide the following information:

    year graduated:    _________

    department:    __________________________________

Return to:    REGIONAL REECAS CONFERENCE
              UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
              JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
              203B THOMSON HALL
              BOX 353650
              SEATTLE, WA  98195-3650

or email:     kengel@u.washington.edu
     fax:     (206) 685-0668

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----------------------- END FRIENDS March 08, 1995 -------------------------

APPENDIX


FRIENDS is a free service started by friends in Russia and the United
States. This Listserv is one element of that service.

To subscribe to FRIENDS (if someone has passed you a copy of this
announcement), just send an email message to:

listproc@solar.rtd.utk.edu

consisting of *one line* of the following format:

SUBSCRIBE FRIENDS firstname lastname

and substitute your first and last names for 'firstname lastname'

To unsubscribe from FRIENDS, send the message UNSUBSCRIBE FRIENDS to:
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To post a message to FRIENDS, send it to: friends@solar.rtd.utk.edu.

To visit the FRIENDS WWW server, use the following URL if you have
a World Wide Web browser:  http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/home.html

If you don't have a WWW browser, just telnet to solar.rtd.utk.edu
and enter 'friends' (in lower case and without the quotes) at the
login prompt.

For those who need it, the IP address of our computer is 128.169.112.06.

Please address any comments, questions, or suggestions to your
moderators:

Natasha Bulashova, natasha@ibpm.serpukhov.su
Greg Cole, gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu

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Greg Cole
Research Services
The University of Tennessee                  Phone: (615) 974-2908
211 Hoskins Library                            FAX: (615) 974-6508
Knoxville, TN  37996                         Email: gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu