Digest for 95-05-17

                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-17 May 95  The US Industry Coalition (US and NIS)

#02-17 May 95  NIS Embassy Addresses in Washington and New York

#03-17 May 95  New USAID WWW Server

#04-17 May 95  The World Resource Foundation

#05-17 May 95  New BISNIS Documents

#06-17 May 95  New "Homegrown Home Pages"

#07-17 May 95  RUSAG-L Current Events #56


#01-17 May 95  Sender:  aa886@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Richard Strozewski)
               Subject: Looking for a student

#02-17 May 95  Sender:  rd@GLAS.APC.ORG
               Subject: Re: for posting on RUSAG; dictionary??
                        (x-post from RUSAG-L)

#03-17 May 95  Sender:  Center for Civil Society International
               Subject: Forwarded mail....

#04-17 May 95  Sender:  Dave Stickney ( dave@caaa.freenet.kiev.ua )
               Subject: Buddist Kung-fu School

#05-17 May 95  Sender:  Dave Stickney ( dave@caaa.freenet.kiev.ua )
               Subject: Childrens Camp...

#06-17 May 95  Sender:  Kit Strange ( KStrange@worldres.demon.co.uk )
               Subject: waste management and the environment

#07-17 May 95  Sender:  merrill@Csa2.LBL.Gov (Deane Merrill)
               Subject: Re: U.S.-Russian Cooperation in Space (fwd)

#08-17 May 95  Sender:  merrill@Csa2.LBL.Gov  (Deane Merrill)
               Subject: Re: INFO-RUSS: 15 EMBASSIES

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  The United States Industry Coalition (USIC) is a coalition of U.S.
   industries working closely with ten DOE National Laboratories for the
   purpose of facilitating commercial interactions between U.S. businesses
   and entities of the New Independent States (NIS) of the Former Soviet
   Union (FSU). Partnerships are formed involving U.S. industry, the DOE
   laboratories, and the NIS to pursue industry-defined projects that are
   commercially promising.  Get more information about the USIC from our
   Economics page and about their Membership Meeting in July from our
   Meetings and Conferences section on the Funding and Exchange
   Opportunites Page.

*  From our Tourism and Travel Information Page and Who's Who, get the
   addresses, phone and fax numbers (email addresses too if applicable)
   of the New Independent States of the FSU embassies in Washington, DC.
   (See message 008.)

*  US AID has announced their own WWW site -- it can be accessed from our
   Funding and Exchange Opportunites page.

*  The World Resource Foundation, a UK NGO offers a network of contacts
   and free information on the management of solid waste, and are
   particularly keen to improve links with colleagues in Central and
   Eastern Europe, especially in Russia.  Get more information about this
   NGO from our Science page.  (See message 006)

*  The three new BISNIS documents accessible from our Economics page are:
      - U.S. West Coast-Russian Far East - Pacific Partnership
          Conference (also accessible from our Meetings & Conference Page)
      - Investment Opportunity and Overview
      - Fully-Funded Newly Independent State (NIS) Defense Industry Interns
          for U.S. Companies Engaged in Commercialization or

*  We have added several new "Homegrown Home Pages" to our Life section.
   Take a look at Pasha's own pictures of Moscow.  They are wonderful!

*  The May 15th edition of RUSAG-L Current Events (#56) is available from
   Science Page.


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

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Sender:  aa886@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Richard Strozewski)
Subject: Looking for a student


I am trying to locate a student (American) studying in Russia through
the Internet. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Richard Strozewski
I-PLUS, Inc.
Suite 1020, 75 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio (216)771-7776


The student I am looking for is an American foreign exchange student,
attending a University somewhere near Moscow. Exactly which one I am not
sure. Her name is Kimberly Strozewski and I believe she is on a 6 month
study program of some type.
Any assistance in locating her and providing an Internet address (directly
or through someone else) would be greatly appreciated.

Also I am currently a subscriber to friends and I am interested in
establishing business conntacts in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet
Union, primarily business contacts in the field of Information Systems
and telecommunications.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide in either one of
these endevours.


Rich Strozewski

Richard Strozewski
I-PLUS, Inc.
Suite 1020, 75 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio (216)771-7776

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Sender:  rd@GLAS.APC.ORG
Subject: Re: for posting on RUSAG; dictionary?? (x-post from RUSAG-L)

I have seen such a dictionary in a technical bookstore in Moscow.
Do you have a way to get it from here to where you are?

Richard DuVal
Moscow, Russia

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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

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-

Tamara A. Petroshenkova

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Sender:  Dave Stickney ( dave@caaa.freenet.kiev.ua )
Subject: Buddist Kung-fu School

Dear Friends,

        Is this something you can help with? I am looking for Buddist
        missionarys for perhaps the only Buddist Church in Ukraine. They are
        constructing a very large temple in Cherkassy Ukraine and wish to host
        visitors. This Church has lost contact with its original Teacher, who
        started with 3 people 10 years ago during the Soviet Union Days.

        They would also like to expand thier school of Kung Fu to N. America,
        by having Americans and Canadians come to train until they have
        reached a level of proficiency, or by sending teachers to sponsoring

        This is by far the largest of such organizations in the FSU. Created
        when both Buddism and Kung Fu where illegal, the underground network
        of schools and temples totaled around 20,000 members in most major
        cities of the FSU. This is about 5,000 more people than the government
        of Ukraine had on it's independance day.

        We have a magazine article about them, and will forward it to
        interested parties.

        To correspond with them:
                                White Lotus,
                                School of Sha Fut Fan
                                257000 Ukraine
                                Descent Franko #4
                                Cherkassy Ukraine

                                Tel: +38 0472 47-92-07

                                Vladimir Ivanovich Skubaev

        Please crosspost and forward as relevant, Please respond to:

Thank you,
David Stickney
257000 PO BOX #40 Cherkassy Ukraine               Dave@caaa.freenet.kiev.ua

PH (7) (0472) 47-56-69, Fax 47-74-36, Telex 147013 OBZOR UX, CAAA@SOVAM.COM
Fidonet: 2:4635/4.21      Unitycom: 16:257/4.21        CAAA is a Project of

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Sender:  Dave Stickney ( dave@caaa.freenet.kiev.ua )
Subject: Childrens Camp...

Copy of fax from:

P.O. Box 44, 225860 Kobrin, Belarus
Tel.(01642) 2-72-09  Fax.(01642) 2-29-75


Mr. David Stickney.

CCM "Emmanuil" was organized in 1991 in Belarus with the aim of spiritual
improvement of people, providing assistance in the construction of churches,
providing charitable assistance to people who are in need, providing
assistance for the victims of Chernobyl. Status of official charitable
organization was granted to the Mission "Emmanuil" by the resolution of
Belarus Government.

  For realization of charitable purposes Mission "Emmanuil" bought an area of
46 hectars with the buildings of the former military base.

  Now Mission "Emmanuil" makes the reconstruction and major repairs of the
buildings on this territory for creation of the Childrens Center for Health
Care Taking into consideration hard economical situation of our people, hard
consequences of Chernobyl disaster, Mission "Emmanuil" is going to accept
600 children for health care free of charge in summer 1995.

 For successful realization of this program we are asking you to provide assis-
tance in acquisition of dentist equipment, diagnostic equipment (ECHO systems
for apparatus for laboratory research of the type "Netosotr-10" and "Clinitex-

  We also need ecological clean food products, vitamines and medicines.
Mission has its own economical and commercial structures for forming its own
finances. At the present stage of its development  mission needs additional
finances for successful and timely termination of the Children Center.

 Our Mission and people from Belarus will be grateful to those, who will
provide assistance in the construction of the Children Center for Health Care.

Our fax is 01642-2-72-09.

   Sincerely yours,

                   Stepan Komarchuk.

More from Dave)

E mail can be sent to serge@wvb.gomel.by  he'll translate it and mail it.

I have sourced Dental Equipment. I would need to find someone willing to make
a $7000 Tax deducable donation. ( This pays the wharehouse fees )

This is 15 complete operatories.

The Contact information is:
American Dentists for Foreign Service, Inc.
619 Church Avenue
Brooklyn        NY      11218
Tel 718-436-8686
Dr. Herman Ivanhoe

I can Ship this or Any Other FULL containers ( Of interest to organizations
that may be interested in sending aid to this or any other of our projects)

The Contact information is:
U.S. State Department  (Washington Office)
(202)     674-2626
Mr. Tom Michaels

He need to be told the address an contact person with the container, and the
sponsor org in Ukraine or Belarus.

Hands to Clinical Labs of Third World Countries, INC. does not have enough
Diagnostic equipment to ship a 20' container, although they can donate it, and
provide tech assistance and volunteers. Here funding for transport is needed,
or the materials need to be collected with other materials and placed in a
container. As I am in Ukraine and Belarus, this is a little Difficult to

The Contact information is:
Hands to Clinical Labs of Third World Countries, INC.
176 Broadway
Paterson, NJ    7505
Tel (201) 881-3972  Fax   279-7511
Dr. Mahesh Goel
Director of Laboratories

As for Medicines, Any and all help would be helpful. List of conditions
forwarded on request.

Also, if anyone has the ability to translate Medicine name into English
please have them contact us.

Please crosspost as relevant.

257000 PO BOX #40 Cherkassy Ukraine               Dave@caaa.freenet.kiev.ua

PH (7) (0472) 47-56-69, Fax 47-74-36, Telex 147013 OBZOR UX, CAAA@SOVAM.COM
Fidonet: 2:4635/4.21      Unitycom: 16:257/4.21        CAAA is a Project of

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Sender:  Kit Strange ( KStrange@worldres.demon.co.uk )
Subject: waste management and the environment

Dear Friends,

I enclose a brief summary of the activities of my organisation, the World
Resource Foundation, a UK NGO.

We offer a network of contacts and free information on the management of
solid waste, and are particularly keen to improve links with colleagues in
Central and Eastern Europe, especially in Russia.

We offer free subscription to an excellent quarterly journal 'Warmer
Bulletin', which is available in English, German or Spanish languages.

We need good inormation and contacts to enhance our worldwide service.
Anyone from environmental groups, government, industry or the academic
world with any interest in waste issues is welcome to contact us, join our
network and use our comprehensive services.

Thank you,

Kit Strange
World Resource Foundation


The World Resource Foundation:

The World Resource Foundation, a UK non-profit organisation,  was
established in 1984  to provide reliable information on the management of
municipal solid waste. The WRF has offices in England, Germany and Spain.
With a network of expert contacts around the world, the WRF deliver
accurate, reliable and free information on all aspects of resource recovery
and waste management.

WRF believes that society squanders resources in the waste it discards.
Additional resources are spent unnecessarily in pursuing misguided waste
management options with no net environmental benefit.

WRF is convinced that society must strive for sustainable resource
management, eliminating superfluous waste creation, recovering resources
from waste with least overall damage to the environment.

WRF is working to ensure relevant decisions are taken, informed by the best
available access to information, with full regard to environmental

The objectives of the World Resource Foundation are to:

-  define waste
-  promote the effective use of waste
-  enhance understanding of waste as a resource
-  encourage consideration of the environmental impact of waste management
and the opportunities for resource recovery
- assist individuals, local authorities, national governments and
international organisations make justifiable decisions on resource recovery

WRF is working towards attaining its objectives through:

- stimulating a constructive debate on resource recovery and its
environmental impact
- becoming better recognised internationally as an informed authority and
source of reliable information
- targetting key opinion-formers and decision-makers and the public at
large, actively influencing their views

Communication is achieved predominantly in two ways - through the services
of a comprehensive library facility and through the publication of a
quarterly magazine 'Warmer Bulletin'.

The World Resource Foundation library  holds the following resources:

- more than 10,000 separate information items (books, reports etc)
- computer database for rapid data retrieval
- electronic  mail-based information service
- access to on-line systems
- parliamentary and press monitoring reports
- a wide range of international journals and magazines
- dedicated staff
- public information request service

The World Resource Foundation's free quarterly publication, which is now
read by more than 120,000 people in over 100 countries, offers the
following benefits:

- news, features and technical articles on resource recovery and waste
- comprehensive reports of legislative, technical and policy developments
around the world
- published in English, German and Spanish languages
- every issue contains an 'Information Sheet' - a detailed single issue
briefing report
- review of new books, conference proceedings
- forthcoming diary events

Please contact me for further information, or for a free subscription to
'Warmer Bulletin' , our quarterly 24 page journal on waste management

Kit Strange, Director
World Resource Foundation
Bridge House
High Street
Kent TN9 1DP
Great Britain

Tel             +44 1732 368 333
Fax             +44 1732 368 337

email   KStrange@worldres.demon.co.uk

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Sender:  merrill@Csa2.LBL.Gov (Deane Merrill)
Subject: Re: U.S.-Russian Cooperation in Space (fwd)

)From:        Linda Long (llong@pubs.ota.gov)
)Subject:      U.S.-Russian Cooperation in Space


The OTA report "U.S.-Russian Cooperation in Space" report is
now available.  Ordering information and details about
electronic access are at the end of this file.

Since 1991 expanding cooperation with Russia or other
nations of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) in space activities
has begun to return scientific, technological, political,
and economic benefits to the United States, according to an
Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) report released today.
Yet, the political and economic risks of cooperating with
the Russians are higher than with the United States'
traditional space partners.

The future of the cooperative projects, says OTA, will
depend on a variety of factors as diverse as progress in
stabilizing Russia's political and economic institutions,
successful management of the complex and large-scale
projects themselves, and continued Russian adherence to
missile technology proliferation controls.

Today the United States government is actively pursuing
cooperation with Russia on a wide range of space activities,
including the International Space Station.  In addition,
U.S. aerospace firms have entered into joint ventures,
licensing agreements, and cooperative technical agreements
with a variety of Russian counterparts.

Russia's technical contributions to the space station
substantially increase planned space station capabilities.
Just as important to the United States are the foreign
policy gains from this and other human spaceflight projects,
such as the Shuttle-Mir dockings.  In addition, U.S.
officials expect cooperative activities to help promote
economic and political stability in Russia, says OTA.

NASA's purchase of nearly $650 million in goods and services
from Russia during fiscal years 1994-97, by far the largest
transfer of U.S. public funds to Russian government and
industry, is an important signal of U.S. support for
Russia's transition to a market economy.  Nevertheless, OTA
points out, such purchases entail some political risk in the
United States, as well as the risk to the space station if
the Russian government and enterprises are not able to
deliver the goods and services as contracted for with NASA.

These purchases should help preserve employment for at least
some Russian space engineers and technicians, thereby
inhibiting proliferation through "brain drain" and helping
to sustain Russian adherence to the Missile Technology
Control Regime, says OTA.  Moreover, NASA's purchases
improve the chances that Russia will be able to meet its
obligations to the space station project, thereby enhancing
prospects for success.

Aside from the space station, cooperative activities include
flights of instruments on each other's spacecraft and
potential joint missions using Russian launch capabilities
with U.S.-built spacecraft.  Cooperation on projects
involving human spaceflight involves both potentially
greater programmatic benefits and higher risks than in space
science and applications, notes OTA.  The United States
stands to gain new experience in long-duration human
spaceflight and a better understanding of Russia's
technology and methods.

Except for the space station, Russian contributions are not
in the "critical path" to completion of key projects; and
program managers have made contingency plans to minimize
long-term risks, says OTA. However, unprecedented risks
result from Russia's critical role in completion of the
space station, says OTA.  Knowledgable observers express
concern about Russian ability to deliver their elements on
time and within budget.  Failure to do so could cause
serious difficulties, both programmatically and in NASA's
relations with its other partners and with Congress.  The
U.S. ability to make up for Russian delays or failure to
deliver is severely limited by available U.S. resources,
says OTA.  On another level, observers worry that political
and/or military events within Russia or between Russia and
other countries could cause either party to seek to amend
the space station program or withdraw from it.

According to OTA, participants in current cooperative
ventures suggest some precautions that could be taken, both
in the space station and other projects.  These include
seeking a better understanding of the larger political and
economic forces that affect Russian ability to deliver on
commitments, maximizing open and frank communication between
U.S. and Russian programs, and managing cultural differences

Today most large U.S. aerospace companies are pursuing some
form of joint venture or partnership with Russian concerns,
especially in launch services and propulsion technologies.
Several of these emerging commercial partnerships show
promise, and some could result in large revenues; but OTA
finds that none of them yet appear to be profitable.  It is
too early to tell how successful they will be, says OTA,
because of unstable Russian political, economic, and legal
conditions,and potential linkage to U.S-Russian relations.

According to OTA, experts disagree over the nature and
extent of the effect that expanded cooperation with Russia
will have on the U.S. aerospace industry, and particularly
on the retention of U.S. jobs.  Russian launch vehicles and
related systems have the most obvious potential for U.S.
commercial use.  But using them could adversely affect the
U.S. launch industry.  This industry is the subject of
upcoming OTA reports.

OTA is a nonpartisan analytical agency that serves the U.S.
Congress.  Its purpose is to aid Congress with the complex
and often highly technical issues that increasingly affect
our society.

For copies of the 144-page report "U.S.-Russian Cooperation
in Space" for congressional use, please call (202) 224-9241.
To order copies for noncongressional use, indicate stock
number 052-003-01410-6 and send your check for $10.00 a copy
or provide your VISA or MasterCard number and expiration
date to Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954,
Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7974, [FAX (202) 512-2250] or call
(202) 512-0132 (GPO's main bookstore).  For free 4-page
summaries, please call (202) 224-8996.

Readers can access this report electronically through OTA
Online via the following standard Internet tools:

WWW: http://www.ota.gov
FTP: otabbs.ota.gov; login as anonymous, password is your e-
mail address; publications are in the /pub/us-rus directory
Telnet: otabbs.ota.gov; login as public, password is public

Additional features of OTA Online are available through
client software with a graphical user interface for
Microsoft Windows.  This software is available free through
the WWW home page or by contacting the OTA
Telecommunications and Information Systems Office, (202)
228-6000, or email sysop@ota.gov  Direct questions or
comments on Internet services by email to netsupport@ota.gov

The electronic file names and sizes are:

01README.TXT          (2K)
02ORDER.INFO.TXT      (4K)
FOREWORD.TXT          (3K)
WKSHP.TXT             (2K)
STAFF.TXT             (1K)
TOC.TXT               (2K)
CH1.TXT              (64K)
CH2.TXT              (38K)
CH3.TXT              (56K)
CH4.TXT              (22K)
CH5.TXT              (43K)
CH6.TXT              (22K)
APPA.TXT             (55K)
APPD.TXT             (14K)

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Sender:  merrill@Csa2.LBL.Gov  (Deane Merrill)

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