Digest for 95-03-17


                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-17 March 95  Lietuvos Veidrodis (Mirror of Lithuania) WWW site

#02-17 March 95  Exhibition of Russian Artist and Cartoonist,
                 Andrei Biljo

#03-17 March 95  NIS Business Documents Added (BISNIS)

#04-17 March 95  Four New Peter Palm Documents Added To Collection


RECENT EMAIL . . .

#01-17 March 95  Sender:  OGRIGORIANTS@UTMEM1.UTMEM.EDU
                 Subject: St. Petersburg Hotel

#02-17 March 95  Sender:  Jill Dybka   DYBKAJ@HARPO.TNSTATE.EDU
                 Subject: Visiting Scholars Program MGU??

#03-17 March 95  Sender:  starosta@ece.UCSD.EDU (Emily K. Sigala)
                 Subject: Looking for the right program to go to Russia...

#04-17 March 95  Sender:  Marjukka Veijalainen   mveijala@SNAKEMAIL.HUT.FI
                 Subject: Land rights and registration (fwd)
                          (x-post from RUSAG-L)

#05-17 March 95  Sender:  Eric Fenster   efenster@igc.apc.org
                 Subject: CBS Evening News

#06-17 March 95  Sender:  Ilya Shlyakhter   ilya_shl@MIT.EDU
                 Subject: biophysicist looking for a position in the U.S

#07-17 March 95  Sender:  "Dr. Piotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms"
                          palbank@eskimo.com
                 Subject: Re: Gorbachev

#08-17 March 95  Sender:  Brenden West   bwest@eskimo.com
                 Subject: Washington Trade Center update

#09-17 March 95  Sender:  "Jim Cashel"   cashel@eurasia.org
                 Subject: Re: job openings

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  Lietuvos Veidrodis (Mirror of Lithuania) is a new WWW resource
   of Lithuanian information.  This server site can be found from the More
   Information Resources page.

*  A personal, permanent exhibition of the prominent Russian artist
   and cartoonist, Andrei Biljo has been opened in Moscow, Russia
   at the Institute for Commercial Engineering.  Link available
   from the F&P Art page.

*  New documents pertaining to Business Opportunities in the New
   Independent States of the Former Soviet Union  (BISNIS) can be found
   from the Business & Economics page.

*  We have added the following four documents to our collection of
   documents contributed by Dr. Piotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palm.
   These can be found from the Business & Economics page

        - Ukrainian Foreign Investment Law
        - Commercial Banks Authorized to Conduct Hard Currency
                Operations In Uzbekistan
        - List of Commercial Attorneys and Law Firms in Uzbekistan
        - Procedure for Licensing and For Currency - Currency
                Convertibility

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E-MAIL POSTINGS . . .

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


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Sender:  OGRIGORIANTS@UTMEM1.UTMEM.EDU
Subject: St. Petersburg Hotel

My American friend is planning a trip to Russia in August.
Does anyone have suggestions for an inexpensive hotel for foreigners
in St. Petersburg?
Thank you for your help.
Olga.

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Sender:  Jill Dybka   DYBKAJ@HARPO.TNSTATE.EDU
Subject: Visiting Scholars Program MGU??

Hello--
I'm all set to study at MGU as a "Visiting Scholar" through
MGU's Washington DC Office.  My college is willing to pay the
cost of my studies BUT the letters I've  received from
Washington DC have been so full of typographical errors that
my school is now suspicious of the program!  Anybody have 1st
hand experience with the program?
Thanks
Jill
dybkaj@harpo.tnstate.edu

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Sender:  starosta@ece.UCSD.EDU (Emily K. Sigala)
Subject: Looking for the right program to go to Russia...

Hello. I am a recent graduate in Russian Literature from UC San Diego.  I am
looking to return to Russia (I was there last year for 4 months) sometime after
October 15, 1995 through the summer of 1996.  I am anxious to return and would
appreciate any information people could send me about possible programs.  I
would prefer to go to Moscow, but am not against going elsewhere.  The only
concern that I have is having access to adequate health care while there.
(A common concern, I'm sure!)

Please send any information you may have to: starosta@ece.ucsd.edu
Thank you!  --Emily Sigala

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Sender:  Marjukka Veijalainen   mveijala@SNAKEMAIL.HUT.FI
Subject: Land rights and registration (fwd) (x-post from RUSAG-L)

I am sorry if I have duplicated the sending of this message. I have
had some problems with posting to lists. Hope this one gets trough.

Dear RUSAG-L Readers,

I am looking for information on land tenure and land registration
development in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and the Baltic States for study
purposes.

I would like to know more about the experiences with land privatization
and transactions in oblasts of Russia. How Russians have certificated and
registered the rights of ownership (and lease and holdings) to a plot.
How they have defined the dimensions of the plot in the register and on
the spot? Have there been surveys? Do they register the title or the deed
or something else? Have they registered the plots as well? How safe is the
registration (for investor, in case of transaction and mortgage)?

Some oblasts are developing local register/cadastre. If anyone
have some local rules or documents on development or is kind enough to
tell about the gained experiences I would really appreciate it.

In the Civil Code (A. 131) the Unified State Register,
effected by the institutions of justice is mentioned. Does it exist yet?
In A. 164 the Law on Registration of the rights to the Realty and
the Deals with it is mentioned. I would really appreciate the knowledge
where could I get an English copy of it.

I read about the Association of Russian Farmers Meeting in Moscow this week.
I would be most interested in to know more about the new Land Code and about
the related arguments presented in the meeting

Marjukka Veijalainen
mveijala@vipunen.hut.fi
Helsinki University of Technology
Real Estate Studies Room M/326
02150 Espoo, Finland

Fax:+358-0-465 077 (Room M/326)

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Sender:  Eric Fenster   efenster@igc.apc.org
Subject: CBS Evening News

Paris, 16 March 95

CBS Evening News:

Tom Fenton's story on adoption of Russian children last night didn't make a
single mention of money, but for several years there has been profiteering in
this field. Even in 1993, agencies in Russia were charging $10,000 to $20,000
to "search" for a child (a a time when the average monthly salary in the
country was about $30), and I have heard of figures even higher.

Because of the shady practices noted by 1992, President Yeltsin ordered an
investigation and a new agency, Children's Rights, was set up by the
Ministry of Education, then joined by other centers whose intent was to avoid
abuses.

According to Nezavisimaya gazeta (29 Apr 93), there was some initial success,
at least in the Moscow area, but then investigations by the Prosecutor
General and the Ministry of Education showed that the very people in charge
of assuring proper procedures, including the man at the top, were violating
them. The wrongdoing included falsification of documents, deliberately hiding
available children from potential Russian adoptive parents (who might not be
as lucrative?) and false diagnoses. Foreign firms were "paying off" the local
agency, $1000 per child, to "compensate for expenses" although the expenses
were supposed to be reimbursed by the state.

Is it significant that in the case Mr. Fenton showed, the "defect" turned out
to be essentially non-existent when the child was examined for US immigration
purposes?

There are a number of issues here: the well-being of the children, the chance
for Russian families to adopt without having to compete with foreigners who
can lay out thousands of dollars to people lining their pockets.  There is
also the fact that growing resentment of Americans is already feeding
nationalism, and it is not in our national interest to fuel that process.
These should be considered and the current status of child adoption in Russia
thoroughly examined before CBS airs "feel good" human interest stories.

Sincerely,
Eric Fenster

Tel/Fax 011-331-48584786   Email: efenster@igc.apc.org

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Sender:  Ilya Shlyakhter   ilya_shl@MIT.EDU
Subject: biophysicist looking for a position in the U.S.

Please send replies to ilya_shl@mit.edu.
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A biophysicist form Russia is looking for a position.

Present position:

Sr. Research Scientist
Department of Molecular & Radiation Biophysics
St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Inst.
of Russian Acad. Sci.

Ph. D. in Biophysics (kandidat fisiko-matemat. nauk po biofisike).

                Cover Letter:

     I was trained as a biophysicist in St. Petersburg Technical
University (M.S. in Physics and Biophysics, 1973) and earned Ph.D.
in Biophysics from St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute of
Russian Acad.Sci. in 1985.

     My interests were mostly focused on enzyme kinetics,
application of NMR, EPR, fluorescence, absorption and CD to study
of enzyme structure and function.  I worked with various classes
of proteins: hemoproteins, Cu-proteins, carbohydrases. My
experience includes study of free-radical enzymatic reactions, as
well as superoxide anion radical biochemistry.

     Some of my papers were also devoted to the structure of
protein-metal-nucleotide and protein-ssDNA complexes. The most
recent (1995, The Biochemical Journal, American Biochem. Soc., London)
paper describes chemical modification of a carbohydrase enzyme.

     I have two Russian patents in NMR, 20 publications in peer
reviued journals. My experience in directly operating on spectroscopic
installations includs Bruker HX-270, AM-500 & SFX-300 pulls NMR units,
various CW NMR and EPR units, various spectrophotometers, Hitachi
spectrofluorimeter and CD spectrometer.

     My Resume with annotated list of publications and list of references
may be immeduately furnished upon request.

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Sender:  "Dr. Piotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms"   palbank@eskimo.com
Subject: Re: Gorbachev

) Sender:  Timothy W Collins
) 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

Your will find Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev at Gorbachev Foundation
Moscow Faxes 011 (7-095) 943-9594, 943-9426, 943-9420.

Gorbachev Foundation USA Presido Building San Francisco

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Sender:  Brenden West   bwest@eskimo.com
Subject: Washington Trade Center update

)From bwest@eskimo.comThu Mar  2 08:51:11 1995
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 1995 08:50:16 -0800 (PST)
)From: Brenden West   bwest@eskimo.com
To: trade@cs.colorado.edu
Subject: Washington Trade Center - updates

The Washington Trade Center has updated and expanded its trade contact
information for Washington State and the U.S. Government.

The Center now includes reference information from the Washington State Dept.
of Trade and Economic Development, which has offices in Japan, France,
Russia, and Taiwan. Contact addresses for each of the State's overseas
offices, and for the State's trade specialists, are now available on the WWW.

Addresses and phone numbers for U.S. government offices in Russia have also
been updated. Readers can now find direct numbers and addresses for American
Consulates in St. Petersburg and Vladivostok, as well as American
Business Centers in Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, and Khabarovsk.

Existing resources include:

1. Contact information on the Alumni Association of the Henry M. Jackson
   School of International Studies.

2. Home pages for Washington companies engaged in international trade.

3. Home pages for non-profit organizations and public agencies in Washington
   that promote international education and exchange, such as:
      * The World Affairs Council
      * Washington Women in International Trade
      * The Institute for Professional & Business Organizations
      * Washington International Trade Fair
      * The Export Assistance Center of Washington
      * The Center for International Trade in Forest Products

4. A directory of public and private financing sources for foreign trade
   operations.

5. Direct links with U.S. government information sources, including:
      * U.S. Dept. of Commerce
      * National Trade Data Bank
      * Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of the Census

6. A directory of major Russian banks.

7. A summary of Russian-language news sources available in the U.S, with
   price and subscription information.

8. Comparisons of commercial internet providers in the CIS.

9. Current ruble/dollar exchange rates.

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Brenden West                 |  bwest@eskimo.com
The Washington Trade Center  |  http://www.eskimo.com/~bwest


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Sender:  "Jim Cashel"   cashel@eurasia.org
Subject: Re: job openings

                        March 1, 1995


The Project on Economic Reform in Ukraine (PERU), a technical
assistance program based at the John F. Kennedy School of
Government, is looking to fill two positions in our Kiev office.


ECONOMIC INFORMATION SERVICE COORDINATORS

Manage the PERU Economic Information Service, which is funded by
USAID through the Eurasia Foundation.  Work with Ukrainian economic
policymakers who are developing and implementing laws and policies
of economic reform.

The purpose of the service is to provide these policymakers with
needed information on market institutions and reform policy
alternatives. Managing the Service requires: determining what
information is needed by policymakers; collecting materials in Kiev
or requesting Cambridge based researchers to collect materials,
writing policy memoranda that describe problems and propose
recommendations, assisting policymakers to develop policies based on
the information and recommendations the service provides, and
managing PERU information resources.

Required skills:

- Knowledge of economics, particularly issues in transitional
economies
- Proficiency in Ukrainian and/or Russian
- Knowledge of the former Soviet Union, particularly Ukraine
preferred
- Excellent research and communication skills

An outstanding opportunity to directly witness and aid Ukraine's
transition to a market economy.

                 Positions to start immediately

If interested, please call or fax a resume and writing sample to
Kristin Brandis, PERU Program Coordinator, at (617) 496-8816 (t),
495-1635 (f).

                        March 1, 1995

The Project on Economic Reform in Ukraine (PERU), a technical
assistance program based at the John F. Kennedy School of
Government, is looking to fill a position in our Cambridge office.

PERU PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Manages Cambridge office.  Handles all finances and administrative
duties of office.  Provides support to all activities in Kiev.
Manages team of researchers.  Helps to develop project proposals.
Acts as main US-based PERU liaison to other organizations. Manages
production and marketing of the Ukrainian Legal and Economic
Bulletin.

Required:

- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Self - motivation
- Computer skills: Word Perfect, Lotus, Electronic mail
- Proficiency in Russian and/or Ukrainian preferred
- Knowledge of economics/issues pertinent to economic reform
preferred
- Knowledge of Former Soviet Union, especially Ukraine, preferred

Position to begin in Aug/Sep, 1995.

If interested, please call or fax a resume and writing sample to
Kristin Brandis, PERU Program Coordinator, at (617) 496-8816 (t),
495-1635 (f).

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