Digest for 95-03-29


                          Table of Contents
WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-29 March 95  International Rule of Law Clearinghouse WWW Server

#02-29 March 95  TURKS & TATARS: Muslim Life in the 19th Century
                 Russian Empire

#03-29 March 95  St. Petersburg Press Issues 98 and 99


RECENT EMAIL . . .

#01-29 March 95  Sender:  tmiceli@ems.login.qc.ca (Thierry Miceli)
                 Subject: looking for summer courses

#02-29 March 95  Sender:  Center for Civil Society International
                          ( ccsi@u.washington.edu )
                 Subject: basic english instruction book

#03-29 March 95  Sender:  masha@masig.fsu.edu (Masha Medvedeva)
                 Subject: Information needed

#04-29 March 95  Sender:  chanson@tyrell.net (Chris Hanson)
                 Subject: Info on Russian Military Museum, Moscow

#05-29 March 95  Sender:  Center for Civil Society International
                          ( ccsi@u.washington.edu )
                 Subject: new law on social protection for disabled in
                          Russia

#06-29 March 95  Sender:  "Sally Miller" ( mille157@maroon.tc.umn.edu )
                 Subject: CIS Factory needed

#07-29 March 95  Sender:  Martin Ryle ( RYLE@urvax.urich.edu )
                 Subject: Seeking Russian Partner for Journalism Project
(fwd)

#08-29 March 95  Sender:  ID0410@CMSUVMB.BITNET
                 Subject: Business opportunites in Russia

#09-29 March 95  Sender:  Center for Civil Society International
                          ( ccsi@u.washington.edu )
                 Subject: Stichting Eastern European Assistance works in
                          St. Petersburg (fwd)

#10-30 March 95  Sender:  Gleb Nechayev ( glnechay@MIT.EDU )
                 Subject: HARVARD UNIVERSITY UKRAINIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

*   Visit the International Rule of Law Clearinghouse established
    by Sergey Chapkey of the U.S. Department of Justice as a
    cooperative effort between the National Institute of Justice
    (a research and development agency of the U.S. Department of Justice)
    and the Eurasia Foundation (a grantmaking institution established by
    the U.S. Agency for International Development).
    This link is provided from our Home page.  This is a wonderful site
    and we would like to thank Sergey for telling us about it.

*   From our History page, visit "TURKS & TATARS: Muslim Life in the 19th
    Century Russian Empire".  This is a photo narrative on the World Wide-Web
    available at DUNYA, the CyberMuslim Information Collective.
    Thanks to Mas'ood Cajee at the University of Oklahoma, Norman for
    pointing this out his great site to us.

*   The new St. Petersburg Press issues (98 and 99) are now available
    from the 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:  tmiceli@ems.login.qc.ca (Thierry Miceli)
Subject: looking for summer courses

Hello.
Excuse me if you received this message twice, I had some problem with
my mail.
I'm a french guy currently living in Canada. I speak some Russian and
I'd like to spend this summer in Petersbourg or Moscow and study Russian
language there. Could someone send me the coordinates of Universities
or language institutes that organize such summer courses for foreigners?
You can email to: tmiceli@ems.login.qc.ca
or post to:
Thierry Miceli
5250 Papineau
Montreal Quebec
H2H 1W1 CANADA

Thank you.

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Sender:  Center for Civil Society International ( ccsi@u.washington.edu )
Subject: basic english instruction book

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 1995 23:41:52 -0500
)From: MIB1@aol.com
To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu
Subject: INFO-RUSS: Not Mailing List Request

My mother teaches English as a second language to newly arrived russian
immigrants.  She is looking for a basic english instruction book for recent
russian immigrants. Any ideas?
Thanks very much.

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Sender:  masha@masig.fsu.edu (Masha Medvedeva)
Subject: Information needed

I am a student at Florida State University from Russia. I am looking
for information on how to obtain dual citizenship or a green card.
If you know something about it, I would really appreciate your responses.

Thank you in advance.
Maria Medvedeva
masha@coaps.fsu.edu

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Sender:  chanson@tyrell.net (Chris Hanson)
Subject: Info on Russian Military Museum, Moscow

Help! I am trying to locate the address,e-mail address, phone number and/or
fax number for the Russian Military Museum, Moscow. I am under the
understanding that Col. Alexandre Nikonov is the Director. I do not
subscribe to the FRIENDS listserv so it anyone can provide any help please
send it to me directly. Thanks in advance!  Chris
                                 chanson@tyrell.net


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Sender:  Center for Civil Society International ( ccsi@u.washington.edu )
Subject: new law on social protection for disabled in Russia

Ms. Dunn,

You might wish to contact the World Institute on Disability, which has
been active in Russia for the last several years:

        Suzanne Reier
        Director, International Division
        World Institute on Disability
        510 16th Street, Suite 100
        Oakland, CA  94612-1500

        Tel: (510) 763-4100
        Fax: (510) 763-4109

or, even better, the All-Russian Society of the Disabled in Moscow.
Founded in August 1988, the Society now has over 2 million memebers.

        All-Russian Society of the Disabled
        Kutuzovski Prospekt, 30/32
        121165 Moscow

        Tel: (095) 241-2286
        Fax: (095) 241-8180
        Email: voi@glas.apc.org

Richard Upjohn

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) Digest for March 24, 1995
)
) Sender:  HRSSRS - Ethel Dunn    edunn@well.sf.ca.us
) Subject: new law on social protection for disabled in Russia
)
) I'd be very grateful if any friend on this list would send me commentary on
) the new law on social protection of disabled, particularly the social
) implications. I read Russian but haven't mastered downloading it. I see
) Izvestiia, Uchitel'skaia gazeta, Litgazeta, Sel'skaia zhizn', Sel'skaia nov,
) Sotsial'noe obespecheniia and Zravookhranenie. Local commentary would be
) very interesting. Ethel Dunn

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Sender:  "Sally Miller" ( mille157@maroon.tc.umn.edu )
Subject: CIS Factory needed

Greetings:

My company is currently working with a garment factory in St. Petersburg --
we are importing their jackets into the US quite successfully.  We were
contacted yesterday by a large and reputable client who is interested in
having a large quantity of cotton T-shirts made in Russia (He is looking
for 12 million a year).  This of course is the type of contract (approx.
$11 million USD per year) that could help a Russian or other CIS
region factory a great deal.  The problem is -- we don't know any factories
capable of this type of product and volume.  So..just wondering if any one
reading this may have any leads.

I have all the specifications required to manufacture the shirts so I
can provide them when necessary.  Please let me know as soon as possible if
anyone has any ideas.  Thanks.

Sally Miller
PETER THE GREAT COAT COMPANY
mille157@maroon.tc.umn.edu

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Sender:  Martin Ryle ( RYLE@urvax.urich.edu )
Subject: Seeking Russian Partner for Journalism Project (fwd)

Date: Tue, 28 Mar 1995 09:46:51 -0500 (EST)
)From: Leonard Teel ( joulrt@gsusgi2.gsu.edu )
Subject: Russian American Media Partners project

Dear Martin Ryle --
   I read one of your postings on H-Teach, and I wonder if you could
assist me in locating Russian partners for an international program in
print journalism based at Georgia State University, where I teach
journalism and direct international media training and research programs.
   We are seeking both a newspaper (or newspaper chain) and a university
where journalism or business is taught. Our program will focus on
newspaper economics -- advertising, marketing, finance, newspaper
management -- as well as on professionalizing journalistic practices.
   We would prefer partners outside Moscow for the sake of
decentralization. But partners around Moscow would probably be fine.
Please let me know if you can recommend anyone.  In phase one we would
bring 12 journalists and professors of journalism or business to GSU, In
phase two we would go there and provide a series of seminars, and in
phase three and longrange we would be involved with exchanges of
information and citizens.  Thank you very much. Leonard Teel


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Sender:  ID0410@CMSUVMB.BITNET
Subject: Business opportunites in Russia

I am looking for companies, individuals, etc. who maybe interested in develop-
ing the following business opportunities in the former USSR:

1. Food processing;
2. Lumber and furniture;
3. Laundry facilities;
4. "Sign" advertising;
5. International students exchange programs;
6. Off-shore entities for Russian businesses;
7. Russian arts & crafts;
8. Big game hunting in Siberia;
9. Contacts with government officials in Russia who would not require bribes
   and will facilitate your business in the CIS.

Should you have interest or are aware of anyone interested in any of these
projects, please contact me via e-mail. I will respond to each inquiry indivi-
dually starting beginning of the upcoming week.

Thank you much.

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Sender:  Center for Civil Society International ( ccsi@u.washington.edu )
Subject: Stichting Eastern European Assistance works in St. Petersburg

Stichting Eastern European Assistance is a non profit foundation
established to bring aid to the Eastern European countries.  We are a
registered charity, based in Amsterdam.  We are very small but over the
years have brought aid into Albania, Belorus, Romania, and St. Petersburg.

At present we are looking for other organizations that are working in, or
considering working in St. Petersburg or northeastern and central Russia.

Last month we provided some small funds to the organization
The Information Center for Aid to Russian Children.

This Russian organization is creating a data base of children'ss
hospitals, orphanages, and other facilities, with information about their
work, their facilities, and their needs. It is intended to make regular
personal visits to maintain up to date information, and to provide
followup after aid is delivered.

The intent is to begin in St. Petersburg and later expand to cover all of
Russia.

The Information Center does not intend to handle any aid directly, but
rather to provide advice and data for other aid organizations so that the
aid that is brought to Russia is not wasted, by delivery where it is not
needed, or not wanted, or not properly used.

Much of the data they hope to assemble is possibly already in existance
somewhere.

I am looking for several things.

One, I am looking for other organizations that would like to share in the
support of a local office in St. Petersburg, that would maintain good
contact both inside and outside Russia. This office would be maintained
by The Information Center for Aid to Russian Children.

Secondly, I am interested to know of any other organizations that are
active in St. Petersburg or North and central Russia or expect to be in
the future.

Thirdly, if anyone knows of any similar data base, or reference
materials, please let me know.

Finally, I am attempting to establish an Iternet presence for ourselves
and for the organizaton Peter's Children.

Peter's Children is a help organization in St. Petersburg, consisting
mostly of expatriates, living in St. Petersburg, who voluteer their time
to aid hospitals, orphanages, etc..

We would both like to have better communication with the west and other
organizations working in this area.

Any contacts, and advice on good internet sources would be appreciated.

Sincerely,
Dale
dale@xs4all.nl

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Sender:  Gleb Nechayev ( glnechay@MIT.EDU )
Subject: HARVARD UNIVERSITY UKRAINIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE

_______________________________________________________________________________

          HARVARD UNIVERSITY UKRAINIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE

            UKRAINE: CURRENT TRENDS, FUTURE PROSPECTS
          An Intensive Summer Seminar, July 23-28, 1995

        The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University announces its
third annual week-long Summer Seminar on contemporary Ukraine.  Intended for
scholars in associated fields, specialists in government service, businessmen,
journalists, and others with a professional or personal interest in Ukraine,
the Summer Seminar aims to provide a short but intensive orientation in
current Ukrainian affairs from a variety of perspectives.  Lectures and
panel discussions will cover such topics as:

        * the process of nation-building in Ukraine since independence
        * national politics: president, Parliament, parties, programs
        * local politics and problems of regionalism
        * democratization and developmentof a civil society
        * ethnic and regional issues
        * cultural developments
        * Ukraine's economy and prospects for economic reform
        * doing business in Ukraine
        * Ukraine's foreign policy and international relations
        * military affairs and the problem of nuclear weapons in Ukraine

        Speakers will include scholars from the Ukrainian Research Institute
and other institutions in the US and Ukraine, analysts, diplomats, and
practitioners specializing in Ukrainian affairs.
_______________________________________________________________________________

        For further information and registration forms, please write to:

        Dr. Lubomyr Hajda, Associate Director
        Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
        Summer Seminar
        1583 Massachusetts Avenue
        Cambridge, MA 02138

        or direct inquiries by telephone at (617) 495-4053
        or by fax at (617) 495-8097.

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