Digest for 95-06-13



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WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-13 June 95  Cyrillic Fonts (Bulgarian and Russian)

#02-13 June 95  Radio Voice of America (VOA) Reports Gopher

#03-13 June 95  ITAR-TASS News Service

#04-13 June 95  American Immigration and Nationality Law

#05-13 June 95  RUSAG-L Issue Number 58

#06-13 June 95  Medical College of Wisconsin International Travelers Clinic

*07-13 June 95  US State Department's Travel Warnings and  Consular Information
                Sheets at St. Olaf College


RECENT EMAIL . . .

#01-13 June 95  Sender:  crouch@maine.maine.edu (Terrell H. Crouch)
                Subject: Russian-language software documentation

#02-13 June 95  Sender:  Lucy Hancock EC3AI 37863 ( LHANCOCK@worldbank.org )
                Subject: Russian research service available to all

#03-13 June 95  Sender:  Lucy Hancock EC3AI 37863 ( LHANCOCK@worldbank.org )
                Subject: Better Internet address for RIIS

#04-13 June 95  Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie)
                Subject: Summer Internships available at International
                         Secretariat

#05-13 June 95  Sender:  skiing@glas.apc.org (Lisa Sinclair Smith)
                Subject: posting

#06-13 June 95  Sender:  Tony Byrne - IREX ( tbyrne@info.irex.org )
                Subject: Guide to For Affs Res Orgs in Russia

#07-13 June 95  Sender:  "Daniel Israel" ( disrael@usaid.gov )
                Subject: USAID Administrator to Speak on Food Security


APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  Plamen Bliznakov of Arizona State University has developed a wonderful
   page on Cyrillic fonts (Bulgarian and Russian).  He tells the history
   of the Cyrillic alphabet, the problems that have been encountered
   with the computer age and the different platforms and the solutions to
   these problems.  Visit his site from our Cyrillic page.

*  For 53 years, the Voice of America has been providing
   news and features to its international audience. Included among the
   many topics on its Internet server is information about how to build and
   maintain new democracies and free market economies.  Visit this informative
   site from our News page.

*  ITAR-TASS Russian News Agency is the Russian equivalent of UPI, AP or
   Reuters. This service is in English and is transmitted to Trib.com
   (the Internet daily newspaper) 24 hours a day. TASS covers Russia as
   well as the nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States. In
   addition TASS has reporters around the world including many locations
   here the major western news services do not.  Their news briefs are
   searchable and you can get the international news brief daily digests.
   This comprehensive service can also be reached from our News page.

*  Siskind and Susser are lawyers in Nashville, TN who have experience
   with American Immigration and Nationality Law.  In addition, Siskind has
   put together a free monthly immigration bulletin and has posted information
   about temporary visas, green cards, international adoptions and more.
   Find out more about their practice and these laws from our Services and
   "Classifieds" page.

*  The June 7 edition (Number 58) of RUSAG-L is available from our
   Science page.

*  The Medical College of Wisconsin International Travelers Clinc WWW page
   provides comprehensive health care information for travelers planning
   trips abroad.  The Traveling Health Information section contains data on
   diseases, immunizations, what your "medicine kit" should contain and
   all about environmental hazards such as motion sickness.  We have also
   placed pointers to Stanford's Travel Medicine Service, the World
   Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control
   Traveler's Information Page for those planning to travel
   internationally.  These pages can be accessed from our Tourism and
   Travel Information page, in the "Before You Leave" section and are a
   must before your trip.

*  St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, USA is the Internet and Bitnet
   resource point for the US State Department's Travel Warnings and
   Consular Information Sheets.  In addition to to being able to obtain
   this important information, you can subscribe to the "travel
   advisories" travel list.  This site is also available from our "Before
   You Leave" section of the Tourism and Travel Information page.
   and Travel Information 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:  crouch@maine.maine.edu (Terrell H. Crouch)
Subject: Russian-language software documentation

Dear Friends,
        Does anyone know where I can obtain Russian-language software
documentation?  I want them for terminology/glossary purposes as I am a
translator.  I can be reached at this email return address.  Thanks!
        Jane Crouch
        Syntaxis Translations

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Sender:  Lucy Hancock EC3AI 37863 ( LHANCOCK@worldbank.org )
Subject: Russian research service available to all

Maybe the best "Internet resource" I've ever run across is the new research
service of the Research Institute of Russia.  You contact them by Email with
your information request.  Then they go through all the libraries and archives
of their affiliates, which include the Russian Government, to meet it.  They
send you a bibliography, from which you select abstracts, then from the
abstracts, texts (if they can get copyright permission, which is not a big
problem, apparently, for these once-off deals).  The bibliography, abstracts,
and texts are sent by Ariel, the Internet fax technology whose software was
written, I think, by Stanford, anyway, the receive end only costs $40 or so.
You need a stable IP address and an HPLaserjet.  They offered to send me stuff
by fax if I could not get it by Ariel, but since Ariel is free and
higher-quality than fax, I decided to find a local Ariel installation (a
nearby university's Inter Library Loan) instead of requesting fax.  They
helped me find an Ariel station, too, by the way.

Their charges struck me as very modest indeed.  They apparently vary according
to the request, naturally.  But to get the scale of the charges, recall that a
skilled man-month in Russia is going for about $80 these days.

They are apparently prepared to deal with any topic, just as your local
reference librarian would.    I asked about Government archives, and that
got an easy yes; they do genealogy all the time, for example.

For myself, I used AIE (the division of RIIS which does this work) in order to
take a look at Russian oceanographic research in the Pacific, to compare a
certain phenomenon of the Gulf Stream to its analogue in the Kuroshio.  No
other way in the world could I have gotten this quality of an answer.  They
came back with articles from all kinds of journals, extracts from books,
reports of the Academy of Sciences, and technical reports from institutes in
Vladivostok and St. Petersburg.  Not only are these things not available in
the West, they are not concentrated in any single library in Russia, either.
I am totally thrilled with what I have received.

You can drop in on the RIIS Web page just to get to know them (www.riis.ru).
To inquire about the research service, you can send Email to Alexander
Gruntsev, at grampo@isrir.msk.su

Lucy Hancock

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Sender:  Lucy Hancock EC3AI 37863 ( LHANCOCK@worldbank.org )
Subject: Better Internet address for RIIS

Dear Friends,
I'm so sorry; yesterday when I posted the notice about the research service
orun by RIIS, I proposed that people drop in on their Web site to get to know
them.  Actually, I was thinking of their gopher site, which is more developed
and is in English besides.  That address is: gopher://gopher.riis.ru

Sorry!
Lucy

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Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie)
Subject: Summer Internships available at International Secretariat

)To: 1s0c-f0lks@linus.isoc.org
)cc: jay@linus.isoc.org
)Subject: Summer Internships available at International Secretariat
)Date: Wed, 07 Jun 1995 15:36:48 -0400
)From: Jay Whittle ( jay@linus.isoc.org )
)
)Summer Intern positions are available at the Internet Society's
)International Secretariat.
)
)Qualificiations for interns should include experience with common Internet
)applications to provide support in several possible areas:
)
)1) Systems maintenance and development
)2) WWW HTML implementations
)3) Statistics research
)4) Research related to Internet Law
)5) Building international on-line reference materials
)6) Building an Internet Museum and Archives
)7) Planning, setting up and testing a training center
)8) Non-profit business planning
)9) Developing foreign language versions of some of our web pages.
)
)Foreign language skills are a plus.
)
)Please indicate your area of interest, Internet skills, language
)capabilities, and provide a brief resume' to:
)
)Jay Whittle
)jay@isoc.org
)
)Compensation is negotiable.  The Society unfortunately cannot support
)travel or accommodation expenses.
)
)Course credit arrangements with a student's educational institution may be
)possible.
)
)--tony

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Sender:  skiing@glas.apc.org (Lisa Sinclair Smith)
Subject: posting

Dear Friends,

        I am interested in locating an email sight in or near Sofia,
Bulgaria so that I might get my business partner on email.  He has
been to all of the major universities in Sofia and tells me that
nobody there has even heard of email.

        Any information on local Sofia email companies, sights,
addresses, telephones would be greatly appreciated.

        Thanks,

        Lisa Sinclair Smith
        skiing@glas.apc.org

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Sender:  Tony Byrne - IREX ( tbyrne@info.irex.org )
Subject: Guide to For Affs Res Orgs in Russia

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) and the Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) announce the publication of a
"Guide to Foreign Affairs Research Organizations in Russia."

The guide is intended to inform and assist efforts by researchers and
policymakers to establish contacts with partners in Russia in the field
of foreign policy and international relations, broadly defined.  It
provides annotated entries on nearly seventy organizations, and basic
contact information for another twenty.

It is available in both English and Russian versions.  The English
version may be accessed electronically via:

gopher://info.irex.org/NEW: Guide to Foreign Affairs Research
Organizations in Russia/

IREX will be placing the Russian version on-line later this month.

Hard copies of the English version are available by mail from IREX at a
cost of $3 each ($1/ea for add'l copies).  Contact:

Chase Childs
Program Assistant
IREX 1616 H St., NW
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: chase@irex.org
ph:  202-628-8188
fax: 202-628-8189

For copies of the Russian-language version, contact CEIP/Moscow

Mosenka Plaza
Sadovaia-Samotechnaia d. 24/27
Moscow, 103051
E-mail: carnegie@glas.apc.org
ph:  (095)-258-50-25
fax: (095)-258-50-20

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Sender:  "Daniel Israel" ( disrael@usaid.gov )
Subject: USAID Administrator to Speak on Food Security

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PRESS RELEASE                                                   #95 - 39
June 12, 1995

        Atwood to Speak on US Role in World Food Security

Brian Atwood, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID), will deliver the keynote address to the 2020
Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment conference on
Tuesday, June 13 at 11:00 am at the Gilbert H. Grosvenor
Auditorium of the National Geographic Society (1600 M Street,
NW).

The National Geographic Society and the International Food Policy
Research Institute (IFPRI) are hosting the conference, as part of
an effort to identify solutions for meeting the world's food
needs by the year 2020.

USAID is the federal agency responsible for economic and
humanitarian assistance programs in over 80 countries worldwide.


EVENT:          Brian Atwood delivers keynote speech to 2020 Vision
                Conference

DATE:           Tuesday, June 13, 1995

TIME:           11:00 am

PLACE:          Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium
                National Geographic Society
                1600 M Street, NW

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