Digest for 95-03-21


                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-21 March 95  Seven New Maps

#02-21 March 95  "OKAZIYA Exchange" For Transporting Mail and Packages

#03-21 March 95  Paul Gauguin and the Russian Avantgarde Art Exhibit in
                 Italy

#04-21 March 95  New BISNIS Documents

#05-21 March 95  New Issue of GlasNews


RECENT EMAIL . . .

#01-21 March 95  Sender:  Sender: AlexeiPasyukov@IslandNet.com
                          Subject: return to Khabarovsk

#02-21 March 95  Sender:  "Bergelson, Mira B"    mbbmosc@usia.gov
                          Subject: Re: Eugene-Irkutsk Link A Family
                          (x-post from ccsi)

#03-21 March 95  Sender:  Andrei Panteleev    PA13918@UTKVM1.UTK.EDU
                 Subject: Re: Digest for 95-03-17

#04-21 March 95  Sender:  "Dr. Piotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms"
                          palbank@eskimo.com
                 Subject: Wanted 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization

#05-21 March 95  Sender:  The year of privatization in Ukraine
                          newbiz@caaa.freenet.kiev.ua
                 Subject: Wanted: Business in Ukraine. (x-post)

#06-21 March 95  Sender:  Center for Civil Society International
                          ccsi@u.washington.edu
                 Subject: Russian & Eurasian Awards Program (fwd)
                          (x-post from ccsi)

#07-21 March 95  Sender:  lists@armazi.demon.co.uk (P J Hillery)
                 Subject: Georgian Studies Day

#08-21 March 95  Sender:  Courtney_Roberts_at_dc1@abtassoc.com
                 Subject: ZdravRefom announces health reform discussion
                          series (x-post)

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  From our Geography and Geology page, you can take a look at seven new
   maps that we have added.  They are Belarus, Crimea, Kazakhstan,
   Russia, Tajikstan, Ukraine and the Former Soviet Union.

*  From our Tourism and Travel page, get information about the "OKAZIYA
   Exchange".  "OKAZIYA" means an opportunity to pass a letter or a parcel
   to/from Russia. You can use use this service to request or offer an
   okaziya. The information you enter will be stored in a database, and
   when there is a match the person who needs an okaziya will be automatically
   notified by email.   Our thanks to F&P subscriber and MIT student,
   Ilya Shlyakhter, for creating this new service!

*  From our Art page, get information about the "Paul Gauguin and the Russian
   Avantgarde" art exhibition that will take place from April 1, to July
   2, 1995 in Ferrara, Italy.  This is the first time that such a large
   collection of this great artist's works have left Russia.  This site not
   only allows you to view several pieces of work but will give you any
   information you would need to visit Italy to see the exhibition.

*  We have added new BISNIS documents which can be found from the Business
   and Economics Page.

*  The Winter 1994-1995 issue of GlasNews is now available from our News
   page.

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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: AlexeiPasyukov@IslandNet.com
Subject: return to Khabarovsk

Hi, My name is Alexei. Right now I live in Victoria, B.C., Canada.
I have a couple of questions. Here is my situation: I have been
living in Victoria for 2.5 years. My parents are divorced. My mom
is here, with me, but my dad is back in Russia. I want to go back to
Russia and see my dad, but I don't have a Canadian citizenship.
I come from Khabarovsk. I was wondering if there are some exchanges
between Khabarovsk, or a city anywhere near there? And if there isn't,
how can I go back there, if I don't have a passport...

   Please help... Aleei Pasyukov, alexeipasyukov@islandnet.com


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Sender:  "Bergelson, Mira B"    mbbmosc@usia.gov
Subject: Re: Eugene-Irkutsk Link A Family  (x-post from ccsi)

Though not in Irkutsk area, I have got names of a few kids from Moscow
magnet schools (ages 8 to 13) who crave having pen pals from U.S. I will
be thankful for any suggestions. My name is Mira Bergelson, and you may
answer at mbbmosc@usia.gov

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Editor's Note:  CCSI's June 1994 newsletter profiled 3 organizations
which help establish U.S.-NIS pen pal relationships.  The profiles also
exist on-line from CCSI's Home Page at:

        http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/~ccsi/ccsihome.html

We would be happy to send the profiles, in electronic or print form, upon
request.  Contact CCSI at:  ccsi@u.washington.edu

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Sender:  Andrei Panteleev    PA13918@UTKVM1.UTK.EDU
Subject: Re: Digest for 95-03-17

My name is Andrei Panteleev.  I am looking for a job for a US firm or it's
representatives in Moscow, Russia.

I have PhD in economics (Candidate economicheskih nauk) and worked in
management and personnel management mostly.  I am an Associate Professor in
the State Academy of Management (Moscow, Russia).

I am in US (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) as a Junior Faculty
Development Program.  This program runs through USIA and Fulbright.  In US
I study management, personnel management, international management,
international marketing, financial markets, financial institutions,
potfolio analisys, real estate finance, and so on.

I have an experience of working in position of CEO in Russian small
enterprises, which include legal regestration and new enterprises starting.
I have some contacts in Russian commercial banks.  I am 36, male,
divorced.

If anybody would like to get any additional information, or my resume, I'll
be glad to send it.

Sincerely yours
                 Andrei Panteleev

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Sender:  "Dr. Piotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms"    palbank@eskimo.com
Subject: Wanted 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization

Philanthropist curently providing humanitarian aid in Ukraine, Russia and
CIS seeks to take over exisitng dormant (or active) non-profit
organization. Name will be retained if desired.

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Sender:  The year of privatization in Ukraine    newbiz@caaa.freenet.kiev.ua
Subject: Wanted: Business in Ukraine. (x-post)

)From: CAAA Cherkassy Ukraine
Sub:  Wanted: Business people to Participate in Ukraine

      CAAA a project of IAEWP (NGO) United Nations (ECOSOC) UNDPI, UNICEF,
UNCED & UNESCO, is creating a database to be given to the Ukrainian
Government and Business People to replace the large numbers of contacts lost
during the collapse of the USSR. There is no charge to be Listed or to
Recieve any information.

      Ukraine is taking massive steps to facilitate what is being called "The
Year of Mass Privatization". They will be in need of much forieng support in
this process. Our goal is to provide them with information about firms that
want to do business in or with Ukriane.

      Importers, Exporters, Bankers, Brokers, Trade Groups, Industrial
Entities, Consultants (all types), Lawyers, Organizations involved in reforms,
Governmental entities and any others interested are asked to repond to this
notice with with a discription of how they could be of service. This
information will be distrbutied via several in country networks as well as
databased and refered to on a case by case basis.

        This information will be used in several sub-projects of CAAA. For full
information on our services, please ask for our project sheet.

        The expected economic impact of this and other projects center projects
is over 1 Billion US dollars through facilitaitng contacts

        To remove yourself from future center notices send an empty message
with the SUBJECT: DELETE ME, To be included send ADD ME.

        To work with a center representitive, contact
                center@caaa.freenet.kiev.ua

        Please post this notice on commercial networks

Thank you,
David Stickney
Center Coordinator
dave@caaa.freenet.kiev.ua
--
"The year of privatization in Ukraine"       Project IAEWP (NGO) UNITED NATIONS
The Center for American Aid and Assistance  257000 PO BOX #40 Cherkassy Ukraine
Fax: (7-0472) 477436      Tel:(7-0472) 470075             Telex 147013 OBZOR UX

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Sender:  Center for Civil Society International    ccsi@u.washington.edu
Subject: Russian & Eurasian Awards Program (fwd)  (x-post from ccsi)

Forwarded from EEHED-L list

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 1995 14:36:55 EST
   From: Chris Powers    chrisp@NAFSA.ORG


     NAFSA's Russian & Eurasian Awards Program (REAP), entering
     its third year, has supported over 400 students from the NIS
     to study in the United States.  REAP provides supplementary
     grants to US institutions for graduate students and upper
     division undergraduates from the former Soviet Union.  A
     complete program announcement follows.

     Please note that, when speaking to students about REAP, we
     ask that you remind them that only US institutions are
     eligible to apply;  students do not apply directly.
     Students should contact the US institution they plan to
     attend and ask them to contact NAFSA.  We will not undertake
     direct correspondence with students, as the deadline (April
     10, 1995) is fast approaching.

     Thank you for your assistance in disseminating this
     announcement.  If you have any questions, please feel free
     to contact me.

     Chris Powers
     Program Manager
     Russian & Eurasian Awards Program

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     Russian & 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 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.

     Eligibility

        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 U.S.
     institutions are not eligible.

        Grant awards are contingent upon students obtaining and
     maintaining J-1 visa status, including the two-year home
     residency requirement.

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

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

     For Applications & More Information
     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.  Tel: 202.462.4811.  Fax:
     202.667.3419.  Internet: REAP@NAFSA.org.

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Sender:  lists@armazi.demon.co.uk (P J Hillery)
Subject: Georgian Studies Day


               EIGHTH ANNUAL GEORGIAN STUDIES DAY

                      Friday, 5th May, 1995
                          10.00 -17.00

                     University of London
          School of Slavonic and East European Studies
             (Senior Common Room, 21 Russell Square)
                          London WC1

Dear Colleague,

The eighth in the series of annual Georgian Studies Days will be
held on Friday, 5th May, 1995, from 10.00 to 17.00 in the
backroom of the Senior Common Room at the School of Slavonic and
East European Studies Annexe at 21 Russell Square, London. It is
open to all with an interest in Georgian studies and related
fields.

Please make a note of this date and, if you would like to
present a paper, please send a title and a one paragraph
abstract as soon as possible to me at the address below.

A charge of UK Pounds 10 (concessions UK Pounds 3) will be made
to help defray costs.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Tamara Dragadze


Name ................................

[ ] I enclose UK Pounds ....... and would like to attend the Eighth
    Annual Georgian Studies Day (please make cheques payable to
    'SSEES, University of London')

[ ] I would like to present a paper entitled:

    ...............................................................

    and I enclose a one paragraph abstract.

Please return to:
Tamara Dragadze, 52a Niton Street, London SW6 6NJ, United Kingdom
tel. / fax (+44) (0)171 385 7181

or to:
Radojka Miljevic, Publications and Conference Officer,
SSEES, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street,
London WC1E 7HU, United Kingdom
tel. (+44) (0)171 637 4934 ext. 4034

Please direct any e-mail correspondence to:
P. J. Hillery  at pjh@armazi.demon.co.uk

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Sender:  Courtney_Roberts_at_dc1@abtassoc.com
Subject: ZdravRefom announces health reform discussion series (x-post)

          Attached is a schedule of the upcoming ZdravReform
          discussion series.

March 14, 1995

Dear Colleague:

The ZdravReform Program is pleased to announce its Health Care Reform
Discussion Series: Challenges and Successes in the First Year of
Implementation.

The series will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas about the challenges
and successes of health care reform in the new independent states of the
former Soviet Union.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) developed the multi-year
ZdravReform Program (ZRP) to assist with financing, management, and
organization initiatives in the health services sector in the successor
countries to the former Soviet Union, called New Independent States (NIS)
by AID.

ZRP collaborates with national and local government officials, policymakers,
managers, and providers throughout the NIS, to design, implement, and
evaluate initiatives aimed at improving financial sustainability, efficiency,
and quality of care, while preserving equitable access.

The Embassy of Ukraine will host the first event in the series,
"Applying the Intensive Demonstration Site Approach to Health Care Reform
in Ukraine: Experiences in the First Year of Implementation," to be held from
3:00 to 5:00 on March 22, 1995. The Honorable Ambassador Yuri Shcherbak
will deliver opening remarks.  The embassy's address is 3350 M Street, NW,
Washington DC.

Please contact Bella Rozenberg by fax (301-913-0562), e-mail
(zdravreform@abtassoc.com) or phone (301-913-0500), if you plan to attend
this event or have colleagues who would be interested in attending.

Sincerely,

Nancy Pielemeier
ZdravReform Program Director

cc. Katie McDonald, Project Officer, AID/ENI/HR/HP


ANNOUNCEMENT
The ZdravReform Program Proudly Announces
Health Care Reform Discussion Series:  Challenges and Successes in the
First Year of Implementation

The U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) developed the multi-year
ZdravReform Program (ZRP) to assist with financing, management, and
organization initiatives in the health services sector in the successor
countries to the former Soviet Union, called New Independent States (NIS)
by AID. ZRP collaborates with national and local government officials,
policymakers, managers, and providers throughout the NIS, to design,
implement, and evaluate initiatives aimed at improving financial
sustainability, efficiency, and quality of care, while preserving
equitable access.

The ZdravReform Program Health Care Reform Discussion Series, which will
be held generally on Tuesday afternoons at various locations around
Washington DC, will provide an opportunity for those in attendance
to exchange ideas and experiences related to the challenges and successes
of health care reform in the NIS.  Each meeting will also provide an update
on the results of a number of ongoing health financing, service delivery
and quality of care initiatives in Russia, the countries in Central Asia
and Ukraine.

ZRP counterparts from the New Independent States will be included in the
discussions when their travel schedules permit.

Specific information on time and location will be provided prior to each
event.

Tentative Calendar of Discussion Series Events:

March 22, Applying the Intensive Demonstration Site Approach to Health Care
Reform in Ukraine: Experiences in the First Year of Implementation
        Marty Makinen, PhD, ZRP Deputy for Programs, Principal Economist,
        Abt Associates Inc., will discuss the program of health care reform
        in Ukraine, the intensive demonstration site approach to implementing
        these reforms and the results from several rapid-response initiatives
        completed during the fall of 1994.  The event will be held at the
        Ukrainian Embassy from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

April 4, Privatizing the Pharmaceutical Sector in the former Soviet Union
        Peter Hauslohner, PhD, Abt Associates Inc, will review the challenges
        and progress to date on ZdravReform's work in privatizing the
        state-owned pharmaceutical monopolies.  The discussion will focus
        on the tension between improving public health and maintaining a
        free-market orientation to reform.

April 11, Achieving Successful Donor Collaboration on NIS Health Reform:
the Experience of ZdravReform and the World Bank
        Katie McDonald, Project Officer, AID/ENI; a representative from
        the World Bank; and Jack Langenbrunner, PhD. Senior Economist,
        Abt Associates Inc., will summarize the benefits of leveraging
        World Bank and AID funds through successful donor collaboration and c
        oordination throughout the NIS.  The discussion will focus on
        activities in Central Russia and the countries of Central Asia.

May 4, Restructuring Polyclinics in Russia: Implementation and Dissemination
        James Rice, PhD, ZRP Russia Country Director, Abt Associates Inc.,
        and Jo Ann McGowan, President, Global Healing, will discuss service
        delivery aspects of health reform in Russia.  The discussion will
        focus on the process of implementing and disseminating information
        about polyclinic restructuring and privatization progress in Siberia,
        through ZRP small grants program, and in St. Petersburg, under
        Heart-to-Heart International and Global Healing.

May 16, The Cost Accounting and Provider Payment Revolution:
A Facility-level View from Siberia and the Countries of Central Asia
        Alexander Telyukov, PhD, ZRP Senior Health Economist, Abt Associates
        Inc., will discuss the widespread success of introducing and applying
        modern cost accounting and provider payment methods throughout the
        former Soviet Union.

June 6, Health Facility Accreditation in Kyrgyzstan: Lessons Learned
        Gregory Becker, Abt Associates Inc, and Jean Yan, Quality Healthcare
        Resources Inc., will discuss ZdravReform's role in establishing
        an approach to accreditation of health facilities in Krygyzstan.
        The discussion will focus on the bottom-up reforms that spread from
        the local level to the national level.

June 20, Health Financing Reform in the Countries of Central Asia
        Michael Borowitz, PhD, ZRP Regional Director for Central Asia,
        Abt Associates Inc., will provide a summary and prospective view of
        health financing reform in the countries of Central Asia.  He will
        review the many and different approaches often necessary to promote
        sound health financing approaches in diverse social, economic and
        political environments.


For more information on the events, contact:

Nancy Pielemeier, DrPH                          Katie McDonald
ZdravReform Program Director                    Project Officer
Abt Associates Inc.                             AID/ENI
4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 600                 320 21st Street, NW, Room 2645
Bethesda, MD 20814                              Washington DC 20523
301-913-0500 (ph), 301-913-0562 (fax)           202-736-4267 (ph),
202-736-4448 (fax)
nancy_pielemeier@abtassoc.com                   kamcdonald@usaid.gov

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