Digest for 95-07-03


                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-03 July 95  NIS/CEE Health Care Clearinghouse (NISHEALTH)

#02-03 July 95  NATO Science Programme - Priority Area on Computer Networking

#03-03 July 95  KOI-8 Pages in Transliteration

#04-03 July 95  Sakhalin Quake

#05-03 July 95  United Nations WWW Server

#06-03 July 95  RUSAG-L Current Events #59

#07-03 July 95  Moscow State University's Fall 1995 Visiting Scholars Program

#08-03 July 95  Ecostan News July Issue

#09-03 July 95  Six New BISNIS Documents

#10-03 July 95  Palms' Portal to Russia and Eastern Europe




RECENT EMAIL . . .

#01-03 July 95  Sender:  Dino  (70305.1332@compuserve.com)
                Subject: E-mail

#02-03 July 95  Sender:  Georgios Koutepas  (gkoutep@theseas.ntua.gr)
                Subject: Interpreter Schooll question

#03-03 July 95  Sender:  pr93026@ulise.cs.pub.ro (Axl Paul AnD Co.)
                Subject: INFO-RUSS: help us with your junk!

#04-03 July 95  Sender:  grisha@MIT.EDU
                Subject: Don't have KOI8 installed? No problem

#05-03 July 95  Sender:  Ilya Shlyakhter  (ilya_shl@MIT.EDU)
                Subject: view KOI8 Web pages without installing anything

#06-03 July 95  Sender:  National Public Health and Hospital Institute
                         (nphhi@igc.apc.org)
                Subject: NIS/CEE Health Bulletin, No. 22

#07-03 July 95  Sender:  Natalia Romanoff  (natasha@mgu-usa.org)
                Subject: JOB OFFER FOR Russian speaker
                         (x-post E-EUROPE Digest - 22 Jun 1995 to 23 Jun
1995)

#08-03 July 95  Sender:  "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms,
                         American_Bank, USA" ( palbank@eskimo.com )
                Subject: Russian Rubles in Tadjikistan


APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  The NIS/CEE Health Care Clearinghouse (also known as NISHEALTH)
   provides information pertaining to health and technical assistance
   in the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union (NIS) and
   Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).  NISHEALTH is sponsored by the American
   International Health Alliance and the United States Agency for
   International Development and is maintained by the National Public Health
   and Hospital Institute (NPHHI).  NISHEALTH can be accessed (See
   message 006) from our Health section and provides the following
   services and resources:

       - Document Library
       - NISHEALTH Organizations Database
       - NISHEALTH Individuals Directory
       - Directory of Translated Materials
       - Information about subscribing to the NISHEALTH Mailing List

   http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/health/health.htm

*  The NATO Science Programme - Priority Area on Computer Networking
   is intended to provide support for the enhancement of the communication
   infrastructure available to scientists rather than to support fundamental
   and applied research in the field.  The initiative possesses strategy for
   improving computer communication between scientists in NATO countries and
   Cooperation Partners.  Information about this programme can be accessed
   from our Funding and Exchange Opportunites and our Telecommunications pages.

   http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/funding/computer.ntwk.priority.html

*  If you are having problems installing Cyrillic on your computer, you can
   now read text on the computer even without the fonts!  Grisha Golberg of
   the MIT Russia Club has developed View KOI-8 Pages in Transliteration.
   Just enter the URL address and then all KOI-8 pages will automatically
   be converted to transliteration.  Access this from our Cyrillic page.
   (See messages 004 and 005.)

   http://www.mit.edu:8001/activities/russian-club/translit.html

*  Tym Rondomanski forwarded an emotionally moving message from Michael
   Allen about the recent earthquake on Sakhalin Island in Russia.
   Read Michael's firsthand account of this tragedy which can be accessed
   from our Life page.

   http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/life/sakhalin.quake.html


*  The United Nations has gone on-line with its own World Wide Web
   server.  The service was officially launched on Monday June 26, to coincide
   with the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Charter. It represents a
   user-friendly gateway to a wealth of information including the latest UN
   information and news, including the Daily Highlights; a pictoral history of
   the UN with over 100 downloadable photos, and a special section on the 50th
   anniversary observance. Access this new site from our More Information
   Resources page.

   http://www.un.org

*  RUSAG-L Current Events #59 is available from our Science page.

   http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/science/agriculture/rusag.950626.html

*  From our Education page, obtain information about Moscow State
   University's Fall 1995 Visiting Scholars Program.  Participants select
   from intensive Russian language courses and/or courses in Russian
   politics, economics, culture or history.  Departure date for the Fall
   session is September 9, 1995.  (See message 008.)

   http://www.cais.com:80/mgu-usa/index.html

*  The Ecostan News July Issue is now available from our Science Page.

   http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/science/ecostan/ecostan.3.7.html

*  We have added six new documents to our BISNIS archive which can be
   accessed from our Economics page.

   - Agribusiness Report - Current Events
        http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/nis.fis.bus.docs/
        agribusiness.current.event.html
   - New Commissions Regulate Foreign Trade
        http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/nis.fis.bus.docs/
        new.russian.trade.struct.html
   - IMI: Russia Looks for Partners Submission
        http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/nis.fis.bus.docs/
        russia.partners.html
   - IMI: Russia Introduces New Import Tariffs
        http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/nis.fis.bus.docs/
        russia.new.import.tarrifs.html
   - Search For Partners Leads From Uzbekistan For Upcoming Issues
        http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/nis.fis.bus.docs/
        trade.investment.html
   - IMI: Updated List of American Companies and Joint Ventures in
     Uzbekistan
        http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/nis.fis.bus.docs/
        updated.us.cos.uzbekistan.html

*  Dr. Petrus Johannes van de Waal Palms offers his business consulting
   services with Palms' Portal to Russia and Eastern Europe which is from
   our Classified's section.

   http://www.aa.net/~mwm/palm/palnode.html

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E-MAIL POSTINGS . . .

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


** 001 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Dino  (70305.1332@compuserve.com)
Subject: E-mail

Dear Friends,
My name is Cate Matokhina.  I am from Krasnodar, Russia.  Right now I am on a
student visa at Merced Junior College, CA.  Would anyone happen to know if there
is any way I could get a green card and what I have to do for that (besides
getting married)?  Without it, I am not even allowed to get a job here and I am
getting real desperate.  I would really appreciate it if you send the
information to my Compuserve address: 70305.1332.

Thanks!

Cate Matokhina.

** 002 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Georgios Koutepas  (gkoutep@theseas.ntua.gr)
Subject: Interpreter Schooll question

  Hello friends,

  Could  anybody inform me of the existence of interpreter schools at
Russian universities? I'm mainly interested in any Mocsow,
or other big city establishment.

  Thanks in advance,

             Georgios Koutepas

National Technical University of Athens
email: gkoutep@theseas.ntua.gr
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           "Talk less, say more..."
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** 003 **********************************************************************

Sender:  pr93026@ulise.cs.pub.ro (Axl Paul AnD Co.)
Subject: INFO-RUSS: help us with your junk!

                        Hi to you !
                We are two students from Romania and we are going to
        present you our situation.
                We are students at the "Politehnica" University in Bucharest
        Romania (Eastern Europe), the Computer Science Department.
                Our common hobby is the computer programming and we are
        here asking for your help.
                We work very late : the situation here for us is critical;
        the computers we work on are some IBM PS/2 (80286) that doesn't have
        any hard disk (believe it-we have to live with it!).
                To compile a C++ program we have to wait minutes ! I don't
        want to mention Windows ! There are a lot of nights we have spent
        in one of our University rooms. ( I am scared to think how many)
        and this is because we can't have a computer of our own!
                Now look why we are asking for your help:
        in your country computers like 80286 or 80386 are out of use for
        long time now , but we cannot afford such things here.
                If you have such a computer and you want to give it away
        or you know somebody who have such a computer (please contact him!)
        and want to get rid of it we are asking desperately for your help!
                The way we are communicating with you is a real miracle:
        we have here a machine with access in Internet and for a year
        we had tried to get an account.
                Please respond us (whatever your response is) to:
                        pr93026@ulise.cs.pub.ro
                                or
                        pr93018@ulise.cs.pub.ro
                                Yours,

Lica Laurentiu                          Daniel Mocanu
Eroilor Str.,No.32                      Energiei Str.,No.34,Sc.D,Ap.11
Curtea de Arges 0450,ROMANIA            Bacau 5500 , ROMANIA
______________________________________________________________________________

** 004 **********************************************************************

Sender:  grisha@MIT.EDU
Subject: Don't have KOI8 installed? No problem

Hi, folks,

I know some people have had problems installing KOI8 fonts, and all of
them want to be able to read a lot of pages on the WWW out there that
are written in KOI8. Now you can read them all in transliteration. A
program from SovInformBuro of the MIT Russian Club will transliterate a
given web page on-the-fly. Moreover, when it gives you the page in
transliteration, it will automatically update all the links on the page
so that whenever you access any other page from the one you've just
loaded the KOI8 stuff on it will be converted to Latin transliteration
as well. To use the program, go to

http://www.mit.edu:8001/activities/russian-club/translit.html

enter the URL into the form, and off you go!
--------
"That is an impossibility.  Trying to forget anything as intriguing as
this would be an exercise in futility."
                        Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction


** 005 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Ilya Shlyakhter  (ilya_shl@MIT.EDU)
Subject: view KOI8 Web pages without installing anything

This will probably be of interest to many people:

Thanks to Grisha Golberg (grisha@mit.edu), you can now
read Cyrillic texts on the Web even if you can't
install Cyrillic fonts.  Go to
http://www.mit.edu:8001/activities/russian-club/translit.html

Type a URL address.  After that, all KOI-8 pages you view
will be automatically converted to transliteration.

Some pages may appear incomplete because of this -- no known
way to correct this now.

Ilya

** 006 **********************************************************************

Sender: National Public Health and Hospital Institute  (nphhi@igc.apc.org)
Subject: NIS/CEE Health Bulletin, No. 22

Dear friends and colleagues,

Attached is the Table of Contents of the latest edition of the
NIS/CEE Health Bulletin.  If interested in receiving the complete
Bulletin, you can send a request to nphhi@igc.apc.org OR you can
check out the Web version of the Bulletin at:

     http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/health/bull/bull6-27.htm

Also, to access our new Web site (on the Friends and Partners
server), you can go to

     http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/health/health.htm

Best regards,
=================================================================
Mark Storey                          e-mail:  mstorey@igc.apc.org
Director, NISHEALTH Clearinghouse          -or- nphhi@igc.apc.org
National Public Health and                    phone: 202 408 0229
Hospital Institute                              fax: 202 408 0235
1212 New York Avenue, NW  Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

List manager:   NIS Health Care Clearinghouse (NISHEALTH) List
Co-manager:     NIS Medical Information Project (NISMEDINFO) List


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                From the NISHEALTH Clearinghouse
                       (nphhi@igc.apc.org)

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** 007 **********************************************************************

Sender:   Natalia Romanoff  (natasha@mgu-usa.org)
Subject:  JOB OFFER FOR Russian speaker
          (x-post E-EUROPE Digest - 22 Jun 1995 to 23 Jun 1995)

This announcement is FYI for those who speak Russian and have an interest
in health care/ family planning.

Sincerely, Natasha

JOB OFFER: RUSSIA PROGRAM ASSOCIATE based in Alexandria, Virginia
Salary: about 24K

The details:
The Program Associate is responsible for the monitoring of technical
assistance to family planning programs in Russia. He/She is based in the
Washington, DC area and the position may involve 30% regional travel.

Duties:
1. Backstops project activities in Russia and other countries in the
Asia/Eastern Europe region including: program development, participant
training, procurement, financial management and administrative support
which includes but is not limited to:
        - Monitoring progress of activities to assure timely
implementation of program activities, eg, procurement and training.
        - Coordinating receipt of subproject reports and other
correspondence. Review summarize and identify any issues.
        - Analyzing project activities (level of effort, finances, etc)
as necessary.
        - Draft project-related correspondence
        - Translate correspondence as necessary and approporiate

2. Liaise with Resident Advisors within the region in order to provide
effective support to them.

3. Assist with preparation of Quaterly Status Reports.

4. Provide on-site technical assistance in the field in areas described
in #1 above.

5. Perform other duties as assigned.

RESPONDENTS MAY EMAIL RESUMES to JobPost191@GIST.net or fax to (703) 528-1477

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** 008 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Natalia Romanoff (natasha@MGU-USA.ORG)
Subject: MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY (Fall Trip)
         (x-post from RUSAG-L)

Moscow State University is now accepting applications for participation in
the Fall 1995 Visiting Scholars Program.

Participants select from intensive Russian language courses and/or courses
in Russian politics, economics, culture or history. Program duration ranges
from two weeks to several semesters, with costs beginning at $2010
(includes tuition, books, lodging, AND round-trip international airfare
from New York or Washington). Departure date for the Fall session is
September 9, 1995.

If you would like to receive an electronic version of the MGU brochure
and/or an application form, or if you have any questions regarding our
programs, please send your request to info@mgu-usa.org, or call (703) 312
8606. For information about enrolling groups of 5 or more, contact Ms.
Benedicte Lochen (blochen@mgu-usa.org).

Natalia Romanoff
Center for Social Sciences and Humanities
Moscow State University

ps: You can now find us on the World Wide Web at the following address:
 http://www.cais.com/mgu-usa/index.html

** 009 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, American_Bank, USA"
         ( palbank@eskimo.com )
Subject: Russian Rubles in Tadjikistan

Assistance requested to transfer 258 billion Russian rubles to Russia
from Tadjiskistan.

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