Digest for 95-05-12


                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-12 May 95  USIA On-line

#02-12 May 95  Czech Happenings

#03-12 May 95  New BISNIS Documents

#04-12 May 95  Travel Handbook

#05-12 May 95  River Cruise on the Volga


RECENT EMAIL . . .

#01-12 May 95  Sender:  Don R ( odat@ccnet.com )
               Subject: Public Libraries in Russia

#02-12 May 95  Sender:  Center for Citizen Initiatives
                        ( cciusa@IGC.APC.ORG )
               Subject: for posting on RUSAG; dictionary??

#03-12 May 95  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell)
               Subject: USIA on Internet

#04-12 May 95  Sender:  Tony Byrne - IREX ( tbyrne@info.irex.org )
               Subject: IREX Internet Fellowships in the NIS

#05-12 May 95  Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie)
               Subject: job announcement--please post

#06-12 May 95  Sender: Center for Civil Society International
                       (ccsi@u.washington.edu)
               Subject: Forwarded mail....


APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  The United States Information Agency (USIA) has just put its own WWW
   and gopher sites online to help explain and advocate U.S. policies in
   terms that are credible and meaningful in foreign cultures, and
   to bring  the benefits of international engagement to American
   citizens and institutions by helping them build strong long-term
   relationships with their counterparts overseas.  This can be accessed
   from our Funding and Exchange Opportunities page.  (See Message 003)

*  Czech Happenings is the Internet Homepage for everthing Czech and
   ineresting Czech and Slovakia happenings the  which is maintained
   by CTK (Czech News Agency) and Jiri Majstr.  This informative page
   can be accessed from the Central and Eastern European Resources
   section of our More Information page.

*  Six new BISNIS documents have been added to archives which are
   accessible from our Economics page.  They are:

     - Tender for Ukrainian Fertilizer
     - IMI: New Opportunities of Russia "Conference to Be Held in
          St. Petersburg, Russia
     - IMI: Imports of Public Transport Means Exempt From Russia VAT
     - Current Events in Russian Agriculture
     - Ashgabat Market Survey: May 1995
     - IMI - Showcase Europe: Second Breakfast Briefing Features Finland
       As a Gateway to St. Petersburg

*  Since 1973, Moon Publications has produced travel handbooks that are
   both cultural essays and consumer reports.  From the start, Moon
   Handbooks have been famously comprehensive, with more historical
   background, more outdoor recreation, more restaurants, hotels, and other
   practicalities--simply more information--than any other series of travel
   guidebooks.  Access the Moscow - St. Petersburg Handbook from our Travel
   and Tourism page.

*  Also from our Tourism and Travel page, find out how to embark on a
   magical adventure by cruising Russia on the Volga.

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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:  Don R ( odat@ccnet.com )
Subject: Public Libraries in Russia

I'm interested in knowing the following;

1/ Is the Public Library ( a library available to any member of the
public) a common feature in Russia or not?

2/ If there are many Public Libraries, to what extent does the public
use them? Are they heavily utilized by the public or not?

3/ What is the source of the volumes of books in the libraries? Do the
libraries accept donations of books and other publications? If they do, are
there restrictions on what they will accept?

Any information will be greatly appreciated.

--
A very grateful member of the worldwide fellowship of Al-Anon,

Don R. ( odat@ccnet.com )
If your life has been affected by someone else's drinking, Al-Anon can
help. For information: URL:http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/~Al-Anon/

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Sender:  Center for Citizen Initiatives ( cciusa@IGC.APC.ORG )
Subject: for posting on RUSAG; dictionary?? (x-post from RUSAG-L)

Dear RUSAG subscribers, friends and colleagues,

Does anyone know where I (and some other interested parties)
could find a short Russian-English dictionary or glossary of
common agricultural terms?  I have a three-page list that is
focused on terms used in sustainable agriculture, but we would
like to expand this for use in some training programs we are
designing.

If you know of, or have clues to the whereabouts of, such
materials, please post a message (either to me or to the list as a
whole) - Thanks!!

Sincerely,

Will Easton
Ag Initiative Director
Center for Citizen Initiatives, San Francisco


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   Sender:  Jerry Siebert ( siebert@ARE.BERKELEY.EDU )
   Subject: Re: for posting on RUSAG; dictionary?? (x-post from
   RUSAG-L)

   Call Roy Rauschkolb, University of Arizona (602)568-2273.  He was
   working on one as part of a U.S.D.A. project in Kiselnya, outside of
   St. Petersburg.

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

Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell)
Subject: USIA on Internet

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                U.S. Information Agency Now Online
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The United States Information Agency has just put its own WWW and
gopher sites online to help explain and advocate U.S. policies in
terms  that are credible and meaningful in foreign cultures,  and
to  bring  the benefits of international engagement  to  American
citizens and institutions by helping them build strong  long-term
relationships with their counterparts overseas.

Resources  include information about the Fulbright  Scholar  pro-
grams, student exchanges, student advising, international  broad-
casting,  press announcements, and a foreign media reaction  sec-
tion. American and overseas scholars seeking short and  long-term
grants will find it especially useful for learning about opportu-
nities for travel abroad and travel to the U.S.

The addresses:  Web Address:    http://www.usia.gov
                Gopher Address: gopher.usia.gov

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Sender:  Tony Byrne - IREX ( tbyrne@info.irex.org )
Subject: IREX Internet Fellowships in the NIS


            IREX Internet Fellowships in the NIS


The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) announces
possible professional fellowship opportunities to expand
computer network access among scholars and non-commercial civic
groups in sites across the NIS, and invites interested
candidates to send preliminary letters of interest and resumes.

IREX was established in 1968 to promote scholarly cooperation with
Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet region.  IREX programs
deliver a broad range of services to scholars, professionals, and
policy-makers from the U.S. and an array of partner countries.

These would be year-long, full-time placements for American networking
specialists with strong regional backgrounds.  Up to seven Fellowship sites
will be selected from cities throughout all the regions of the NIS.

The mission of the Internet Fellowships is to recruit and train local
networking trainers and to promote the sustainable use of computer networks
among academic and non-commercial organizations.

IREX is looking for candidates with:

  *  Broad computer skills, including training experience and strong
     Internet background.

  *  Professional-level Russian language ability.  Knowledge of other
     languages of the NIS is helpful.

  *  Some NIS living and/or working experience.

  *  A high level of initiative and mature judgement.  Proven
     managerial/organizational talent and ability to work with diverse
     communities.

Inquiries and letters of interest should be directed to
( interfel@info.irex.org ), or faxed to:

Tony Byrne                or       Bill Fick / Olga Galkina
Senior Program Officer             Program Officers
IREX/Washington                    IREX/Moscow
Fax: + 202-628-8189                Fax: + 7-095-202-44-49

IREX will announce a formal application process and fellowship
terms and solicit final applications at a later date.

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Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie)
Subject: job announcement--please post

)From: peru@ksgbbs.harvard.edu (PERU ACCT. - SDDI PROJECT)
)Subject: job announcement--please post
)Date: Fri, 5 May 1995 14:52:08 -0400 (EDT)
)
)
)Resident Advisory and Short-term Consulting Opportunities
)for Economists, Lawyers, and Policy Analysts in Ukraine
)
)The Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) is
)preparing a response, due May 18, to a US Agency for
)International Development (AID) Request for Application (RFA)
)calling for Impartial Oversight and Strategic Guidance for
)Privatization and Market Reform Programs in Ukraine.
)
)The project envisages placing up to 15 long-term advisors in
)Ukraine to provide impartial advice and oversight to the government
)of Ukraine and to AID in developing privatization and market reform
)programs.  The project also envisages the creation of a pool of
)short-term consultants who will support these activities.  The
)project is being developed in collaboration with the Project on
)Economic Reform in Ukraine (PERU), Kennedy School of Government.
)Advisors are sought who have experience in some of the following
)areas:
)
)     - Mass privatization: medium and large scale, small scale,
)cash auctions, demonopolization;
)     - Capital markets development: securities clearing and
)settlement; telecommunications systems infrastructure; securities
)market monitoring; trading associations; broker/dealer and back-
)office operations regulation; self-regulation; accounting;
)investment funds; registrar monitoring; corporate governance;
)securities and commodities markets;
)     - Legal and regulatory reform: civil code; commercial law;
)corporate law; negotiable instruments, funds transfer, and
)investment securities law; banking law; land law; condominium law;
)mortgage law; secured transactions law; bankruptcy law;
)administrative law; intellectual property law; tax law; law on non-
)profit organizations;
)     - Land privatization: farm reorganization models; land mapping
)and surveying; urban and peri-urban development; land registration
)and titling;
)     - Post-privatization assistance: local privatization centers;
)intensive enterprise support; financial management assistance;
)business training; franchising;
)     - Public education;
)     - Project evaluation;
)     - Research on economic transformation;
)     - Project management.
)
)Long-term advisors are expected to have five years experience,
)familiarity with all aspects of privatization and market reform
)programs in the NIS, and Ukrainian or Russian language skills.
)
)Interested persons should contact Clive Gray, HIID Fellow, at (617)
)496-8237; David Snelbecker, PERU Associate Director, at (617) 496-
)8816; or Kate Mente, HIID Professional Recruitment Officer, at
)(617) 495-9755; or by fax at (617) 495-0527 (HIID) or at (617) 495-
)1635 (PERU).  Inquiries in Kiev can be made to Francis McFaul at
)PERU, (044) 227-4456 (t/f).  Time is of the essence.  Please note
)areas of expertise and short-term or long-term interest in all
)communications.  Recipients of this circular not interested for
)themselves are invited to inform potential candidates among their
)colleagues.

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Sender: Center for Civil Society International (ccsi@u.washington.edu)
Subject: Forwarded mail....

Please respond directly to Tamara A. Petroshenkova.
-------------Forwarded Message------------
Sender: SAC.STPETE@sovcust.sprint.com
Subject:


I am a professor of Russian language in St. Petersburg and am interested in
writing a language text book covering: political/economic Russian and how to
read Russian newspapers.  I am looking for a native English speaking co-author
in the United States, UK, Canada, or Russia.  For more information, please
contact me via e-mail (scott@sovam.com) or fax (St. Petersburg, Russia 812-311-
0934).

Thanks,
Tamara A. Petroshenkova

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