Digest for 95-07-08

                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-08 July 95  Russian Trade Connections

#02-08 July 95  The Department of Russian at The University of Edinburgh

#03-08 July 95  BISNIS Documents

#04-08 July 95  RUSAG-L Current Events #60


#01-08 July 95  Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie)
                Subject: seeking host families (FWD)

#02-08 July 95  Sender:  Marina Nelen (nelen@acsu.buffalo.edu)

#03-08 July 95  Sender: dls93 (dls93@aber.ac.uk)
                Subject: Help with accomodation in Kiev

#04-08 July 95  Sender:  "Dr. Snow"  (gesnow@cutter.ship.edu)
                Subject: RIIS

#05-08 July 95  Sender:  "James P. Rybak"  (jrybak@mesa5.mesa.colorado.edu)
                Subject: Low Cost Telephone Calls to Russia

#06-08 July 95  Sender:  Dmitrii Zelmanovich  (DMITRIIZ@TEMPLEVM.BITNET)
                Subject: Re: Business opportunites in Russia
                         (x-post from  RUSAG-L)

#07-08 July 95  Sender:  Richard Petersen  (zpub@aol.com)
                Subject: Russian Trade

#08-08 July 95  Sender:  Samantha Shaw  (RUSSSS@srv0.arts.ed.ac.uk)
                Subject: WWW Home Page, Russian Dept., Edin.

#09-08 July 95  Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie)
                Subject: mailing list

#10-08 July 95  Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie)
                Subject: consultants needed for Kazakhstan

#11-08 July 95  Sender:  bboswell@aaas.org (BBOSWELL)
                Subject: Publication on science in Russian Far East

#12-08 July 95  Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System"
                Subject: International Educational and Cultural Activities

#13-08 July 95  Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System"
                Subject: W. Alton Jones Foundation's Sustainable World

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  Russian Trade Connections is the online version of the printed publication
   by the same name.  It contains articles which covers U.S./Asia/Russia
   business and investment and includes features on various industries,
   updates on the Russian consumer goods market, company profiles plus other
   important information. (See message 007.)


   One of these other important areas of Russian Trade Connections is travel.
   Get Tips for Business Travelers to Russia from our Tourism and Travel


*  The Department of Russian at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland has
   put together a very nice server which includes information on their
   course offerings (including the upcoming joint degree in Russian and
   Business Studies) and other Russia related online resources.  The link
   to their site can be found on our Education and our More Information
   Resources page. (See message 008.)


*  Four new BISNIS documents have been added to our Business and Economic

   - IMI: Neither Red Directors Nor CEO's; Russian Managing Directors In


   - Uzbekistan Economic Update - May 1995


   - IMI: How To Work With Russian Customs at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport


   - Agribusiness Presents Investment Opportunities In Southern Russia


*  RUSAG-L Current Events #60 is available from our Science page.


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

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Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie)
Subject: seeking host families (FWD)

)Date:         Thu, 29 Jun 1995 15:49:09 -0400
)Reply-To: Kyrgyz@AOL.COM
)Sender: Former Soviet Republic - Central Asia Political Discussion List
)               (CENASIA@VM1.MCGILL.CA)
)From: "Asyl A. Imanalieva"  (Kyrgyz@AOL.COM)
)Subject:      seeking host families
)X-To:         CENASIA@vm1.mcgill.ca
)To: Multiple recipients of list CENASIA  (CENASIA@VM1.MCGILL.CA)
) The NASSP runs a summer program for young leaders from Central Asia and we
)search for American families to host our kids in DC area for a week. We will
)have 2 kids (15 years old) and one group leader (40 years old) from
)Kyrgyzstan from 23rd till 30th of July this year and 3 kids (15 years old
)too) from 17th till 25th of July.
)The main purpose of home stay for our kids is to learn about American culture
)and about family life in the US. Host families are not required to provide
)any special activities.
)If somebode interested, please, contact me.
)Asyl Imanalieva
)Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic
)Tel 202-347-3732
)Fax 202-347-3718
)E-mail: Kyrgyz@AOL.COM

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Sender:  Marina Nelen (nelen@acsu.buffalo.edu)

) Hello, FRIENDS! I was happy to reveal for myself "Friends and Partners".
) Up-to-day we feel a lack of such information system in Russia. To my mind
) this network has an excellent prospects and great future in both
) countries.
) I am a student of last year at Moscow State Technical University. I am
) looking for student and  busines exchange programmes concerning
) computer technics; managing, control and information systems; bank
) trainings and language studing. I have found detailed information of
) variety projects in WWW but it is mostly obsolete.
) I would greatly appreciate receiving of any information about the coming
) courses or host programmes for Russian students or even any advise how to
) get such information.
) Sincerely yours           Mike Nelen.

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

Sender:  dls93 (dls93@aber.ac.uk)
Subject: Help with accomodation in Kiev

Dear friends,

I am a Ph.d student at Aberystwyth University and I am travelling to Kiev on
the 11 September staying for about two weeks.  I am  having real problems
finding cheap accomodation.  I am on a limited budget so I would be grateful
for any helpful suggestions or contacts.  I would be delighted to stay with a
family and pay in hard currency.

Thank you

Deborah Sanders

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

Sender:  "Dr. Snow"  (gesnow@cutter.ship.edu)
Subject: RIIS

        Several weeks ago someone posted a message under the Friends
service regarding the RIIS. Inadvertantly I did not keep her name or her
e-mail address and I need to ask furhter questions regarding the service.
I tried the e-mail address of Alexander Gruntsev (grampo@isrir.msk.su)
and received an undeliverable reply from the system. Furthermore, when I
tried to get information via WWW with regard to the RIIS, the screen was
filled with non-Russian gibberish. Can anyone out there help me? Do I
need a special converter for the latter? Is there any way you can put me
in touch with the sender of the original message so that I can get
Gruntsev's correct e-mail address? I would appreciate any help I can get
in these matters since her description of the service is both intriguing
and of great interest to me in my current research project. Thanks
        George E. Snow

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

Sender:  "James P. Rybak"  (jrybak@mesa5.mesa.colorado.edu)
Subject: Low Cost Telephone Calls to Russia

Several months ago, someone posted a message concerning a fairly low cost
service for making telephones to Russia.  Unfortunately, I misplaced the
information.  I would appreciate it if someone could resend that
information to me.


Jim Rybak

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

Sender:  Dmitrii Zelmanovich  (DMITRIIZ@TEMPLEVM.BITNET)
Subject: Re: Business opportunites in Russia (x-post from  RUSAG-L)

To whom is concern! I am interesting in businnes with Russia. Please send me a
replay and a name with whom I will deal. Thank you. Dmitrii. 7-5-95.

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

Sender:  Richard Petersen  (zpub@aol.com)
Subject: Russian Trade

Russian Trade Connections, on the Internet web address
http://www.lh.com/rtc is looking for:

1. Articles and stories which relate to trade with/investment in
2. Corporations, organizations and individuals who would be
interested in sponsor this publication.

If you (or someone you know) has an interest in either one of the
above please contact me.

Thank you.

Richard Petersen

415-242-0560 - FAX 415-242-0939 - zpub@aol.com -

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

Sender:  Samantha Shaw  (RUSSSS@srv0.arts.ed.ac.uk)
Subject: WWW Home Page, Russian Dept., Edin.

We are pleased to announce our new set of pages for the WWW.

Our RUSSIAN ONLINE RESOURCES is a jumplist of Internet resources,
designed to be primarily of value to the British and European
researcher.  The URL is:

Thank you.

Samantha Shaw
Department of Russian
University of Edinburgh
0131 650 3670

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

Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie)
Subject: mailing list

)DATE:           JUNE 30, 1995
)RE:             MAILING LIST
)Partners for Democratic Change is a non-profit organization in the area of
)Conflict Resolution in Eastern & Central Europe and in the former Soviet
)Partners was founded in 1989 to assist evolving democracies in Central and
)Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in the development of collaborative
)planning, problem solving and dispute resolution skills essential to the
)success of a democratic society.
)If you would like to receive our upcoming Newsletter this Fall, please contact
)us at one of the numbers below.  We look forward to hearing from you in the
)near future!
)                Partners for Democratic Change
)                823 Ulloa Street
)                San Francisco, California  94127
)                Phone:     415-665-0652
)                Fax:       415-665-2732
)                E-Mail:    pdc@igc.apc.org
)                Attention: Gabrielle

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Sender:  kedzie@rand.org (Chris Kedzie)
Subject: consultants needed for Kazakhstan

)Date:         Thu, 6 Jul 1995 09:10:42 LCL
)From: Agnieszka Zieminska (AZ@CHEMONICS.COM)
)Subject:      consultants needed for Kazakhstan
)     A private consulting firm is seeking several experts for
)intergovernmental finance reform project in Kazakhstan.  These are both
)long and short-term assignments, beginning late summer (September).
)The advisors will assist in the reform of current intergovernmental
)financial system and following are the required qualifications:
)Advisor 1: senior expert in the area of fiscal federalism who has
)specialized expertise in the area of revenue allocation and subvention.
)This expert should be a Ph.D. economist who will reside in Kazakhstan for
)one year.
)Advisor 2: Will assist the Government of Kazakhstan in rationalizing
)overall national public expenditures. He will have expertise in fiscal
)expenditure analysis (national level).  Ideally this person would have a
)Ph.D. in Public Finance, have practical experience in the NIS countries
)and be fluent in Russian.
)Advisor 3: Will assist 2-3 Oblast as well as selected ministries at the
)national level in developing modern budgetary capability.  This advisor
)should have extensive experience doing budgetary analysis for local
)governments and appropriate academic training.  Ideally this advisor
)should have a practical experience in the NIS and be fluent in Russian.
)Short term assistance:
)1 leading public finance expert, who will serve as the intellectual
)leader of the project;
)2 senior legislative experts, who will be responsible for drafting any
)required changes in the areas of taxation, intergovernmental transfers,
)and intergovernmental structure.  The advisors should be familiar with
)NIS and be fluent in Russian.

)If you are interested or you know people who might be
)interested/qualified, please contact ASAP:
)Agnieszka Zieminska
)Chemonics International
)2000 M Street NW
)Suite 200
)Washington, DC 20036
)tel. 202-955-3425
)fax: 202-955-3400

** 011 **********************************************************************

Sender:  bboswell@aaas.org (BBOSWELL)
Subject: Publication on science in Russian Far East

A report is now available on the recent meeting entitled "Bridges
of Science Between North American and the Russian Far East: Past,
Present, and Future." This conference, held August 29 - September
2, 1994 in Vladivostok, Russia brought together over 100 U.S. and
350 Russian scientists from many diverse scientific disciplines
with an interest in the Russian Far East and Beringia. The
conference was organized by the American Association for the
Advancement of Science and the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian
Academy of Sciences.

This report presents some very basic information about and findings
from the conference. Section I contains seven selected plenary and
other presentations which focus on promoting scientific
cooperation, establishing international parks and preserves,
increasing economic contacts, or building an "information highway"
linking the Russian Far East to the worldwide scientific community.

Section II contains ten reports from some of the main sections on
topics such as "Aquatic Natural Resources", "Ocean and Land-based
Pollution", "Peoples and Cultures", and "General Science and

Section III presents an analytical summary of the conference
gleaned from 30 interviews and questionnaires conducted during and
after the conference.

Appendices provide lists of participants, with contact information;
the conference program; and copies of press coverage of the
conference in the United States and Russia.

The report is available for US $15.00. To request a publication
please send a check, payable to AAAS, or a money order to:

Ms. Sanoma Lee Kellogg
Project Assistant
1333 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: (202) 326-7027
Fax: (202) 289-4958

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Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System"  (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
Subject: International Educational and Cultural Activities

Discretionary Grant Program

 International Educational and Cultural Activities
 Discretionary Grant Program

 SPONSOR:  United States Information Agency

 SYNOPSIS:  The United States Information Agency will fund projects to
 link international exchange interests with counterpart institutions
 and organizations.

 DEADLINES:  1995-10-06

 OBJECTIVES:  Projects should involve leaders or potential leaders in
 urban planning; law; economic, business, political and international
 journalism; business, non-government organization leadership; the
 environment; parliament; education; and government. Geographic regions
 include the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union;
 Western Europe and Canada; East Asia and the Pacific; American
 Republics; Africa; and North Africa, Near East and South Asia.

 RESTRICTIONS: Public or private, nonprofit organizations and

 MONETARY: Although no set funding limit exists, proposals for less
 than $135,000 will receive preference. Organizations with less than
 four years of successful experience in managing international exchange
 programs are limited to grants of $60,000.

 CONTACT INFO: Laverne Johnson; 301 Fourth Street, SW; Room 336;
 Washington,  DC  20547


 Telephone:  202-619-5326

 Email Address:  ljohnson@usia.gov

 Miscellaneous Information

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Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System"  (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
Subject: W. Alton Jones Foundation's Sustainable World Program

 W. Alton Jones Foundation's Sustainable World Program

 SPONSOR:  Jones (W. Alton) Foundation, Inc.

 SYNOPSIS:  W. Alton Jones Foundation's Sustainable World program
 focuses on issues that determine how habitable the planet will remain
 over the next century and beyond. In addition to addressing issues
 relating to biodiversity and economic activity, the program aims to
 solve energy needs in environmentally sustainable ways. Domestically,
 the foundation makes grants to promote solar hydrogen vehicles.
 Internationally, the foundation aims to advance international
 agreements for climate protection; provide renewable energy for rural
 communities in the developing world; and develop renewable urban
 energy policies in various countries, including Brazil, Russia,
 Ukraine and the other newly independent states of the former Soviet
 Union. The foundation also supports environmental law and media
 activities that complement its environmental grantmaking.


 OBJECTIVES:  The foundation supports activities, including applied
 research and scholarship, that define or explore new solutions and
 problems; litigation; efforts to help policymakers and the public
 understand important issues and opportunities; dissemination of useful
 data and results; and citizen activism at all levels.


 MONETARY: 1994 funding totals are not yet available; grants totaled
 $15.4 million in 1993. Grants generally range from $5,000 to $100,000.


 CONTACT INFO: Charles Moore; 232 E. High Street; Charlottesville,  VA


 Telephone:  804-295-2134

       FAX:  804-295-1648

 Miscellaneous Information


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