Digest for 95-09-06


Dear Friends,

Our apologies for not sending this digest earlier this week.  We have been
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                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-06 September 95  The land of empty roads

#02-06 September 95  Bucknell University's Chronology of Russian History

#03-06 September 95  A Russia Phototrack

#04-06 September 95  Russian and East European Center

#05-06 September 95  BISNIS Documents

#06-06 September 95  RUSAG-L Current Events #64

#07-06 September 95  Ecostan News

#08-06 September 95  Two new issues of Ukrainian Weekly


RECENT EMAIL . . .

#01-06 September 95  Sender: asebrant@glas.apc.org (Andrey Sebrant)
                     Subject: This year trip to North

#02-06 September 95  Sender:  GRAVESB@TEN-NASH.TEN.K12.TN.US
                     Subject: Hello out there!

#03-06 September 95  Sender:  GEILHART@UTARLG.UTA.EDU
                     Subject: Church and politics

#04-06 September 95  Sender:  GEILHART@UTARLG.UTA.EDU
                     Subject: Russian politcal parties

#05-06 September 95  Sender:  GEILHART@UTARLG.UTA.EDU
                     Subject: Book on Democracy in Russia

#06-06 September 95  Sender:  Stepan FILIPTCHENKO
                              ( 100650.1720@compuserve.com )
                     Subject: Search for translators

#07-06 September 95  Sender:  BeachNet ( beachnet@emi.net )
                     Subject: Thank you for your interest in the
                              11.9 cents/minute long distance.

#08-06 September 95  Sender:  Eric Fenster ( efenster@igc.apc.org )
                     Subject: New Moscow study trips?

#09-06 September 95  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell -
                              UMaine, U.S.A.)
                     Subject: New Eastern European/CIS Discussion Lists

#10-06 September 95  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell -
                              UMaine, U.S.A.)
                     Subject: Review of the Russian Economy

#11-06 September 95  Sender:  Chris Scheurweghs ( scheurwe@stc.nato.int )
                     Subject: NATO ADVANCED NETWORKING WORKSHOP IN UKRAINE


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WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  Andrey and Masha Sebrant, friends from Moscow, share with us a wonderful
   illustrated "travelog" of their 3 week summer trip to the Russian
   North this summer.  It is both beautiful and a beautifully written
   piece about their time among the lakes, marshes and villages of
   Karelia.  Please visit and enjoy at the Moscow life section (from the
   Life page) or directly via URL:

   http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/~asebrant/life/aug95.html

   Our gratitude to Andrey and Masha for their generosity in sharing
   with us all.

*  Visit Bucknell University's extensive  "Chronology of
   Russian History" that covers the Pre-Petrine Period beginning in 860
   A.D. until present.  This detail-rich server has put together the
   history of this region in an easy to follow format.

   http://www.bucknell.edu/departments/russian/chrono.html

*  The Russia Phototrack is a fantastic site to visit if you have any
   interest in Russia.  This site is divided by region, and each
   region provides extensive historical, pictorial and geographical
   information with detailed descriptions of several major cities. Access
   can be made from our Travel page.

     http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~mes/russia/photo.html

*  The Russian and East European Center at the University of Illinois
   at Urbana-Champaign has been added to our list of higher education
   institutions that offer study programs in Russia/Central, East Europe.
   Their information can be accessed from our Education page.

     http://www.grad.uiuc.edu/departments/Russian_East_European_Center/
     intro.html

*  We have added two new BISNIS documents to our archives.  They can be
   accessed from our Economics page and are:

    - MARKETING CONSUMER PRODUCTS IN RUSSIA - DRAFT

      http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/nis.fis.bus.docs/
      mktg.product.russia.html

    - SELECTED TRADE LEADS

      http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/nis.fis.bus.docs/
      select.trade.leads.0995.html

*  The newest edition (#64) of the RUSAG-L Current Events is available from
   Science Page.

     http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/science/agriculture/rusag.950902.html

*  The September issue of Ecostan News is also available from our Science page.
   This issue has two main articles - "NGO Aral Statement" and "Sustainable
   Development Symposia".

     http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/science/ecostan/ecostan.3.9.html

*  There are two new issues of Ukrainian Weekly available from the Ukraine
   FAQ Plus site which is accessible from our More Information Resources
   page.  Ukrainian Weekly is an exclusive of Ukraine FAQ Plus and linked
   from their Current Events section.

     http://world.std.com/~sabre/UKRAINE.html

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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: asebrant@glas.apc.org (Andrey Sebrant)
Subject: This year trip to North


Dear Friends,

Here is the travelogue of our latest adventure. We came back to Moscow
eight days ago and I just finished all the typing.

Of course, if you have Web access, you'll find the illustrated version of
this story at Friends & Partners at

http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/~asebrant/life/aug95.html

There are some very beautiful pictures (at least, I think so...) - so if you
have a chance, DO visit the place.

Andrey

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August 1995 - Karelia: a village among the
lakes

The land of empty roads

These winding sand roads run up and down be-
tween low hills and colorful marshes, from one
lake to another, they cross the streams gur-
gling under decaying log bridges, run on and on
through the taiga to vanish finally in a young
birch grove or in a dead village where only re-
maining chimneys and outhouses mark the loca-
tions of houses once standing solidly against
the harsh winter winds. The pace of everything
in this land is slow -- except, maybe, for the
water jumping down the rapids that connect the
lakes. Population decreases slowly but surely,
villages die and disappear, roads sink in the
patiently waiting flat marshes. North has never
been a hectic place. Its roads have nothing to
do with the highways you are so familiar
with...

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Sender:  GRAVESB@TEN-NASH.TEN.K12.TN.US
Subject: Hello out there!

Greetings,
 I am a middle school teacher who is interested in communicating with other
teachers and their students from Russia. I teach world geography and
history, and I am especially interested in discussing issues of
environmental education and geography. I was fortunate to visit Russia in
1994 with the teacher exchange project called the Russia/American Project
for the Improvement of Geographic Education. We spent two weeks in the Oka
River area, visiting Kolomna, Moscow, and other sites in the region. I also
have been communicating for over a year with two teachers in Obninsk
who visited Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1994.
 If anyone would like to contact me and discuss geographic education, or
just to chat, I'd like to hear from you.
Sincerely,
  Bill Graves
  Clinton Middle School
  Clinton, Tennessee

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Sender:  GEILHART@UTARLG.UTA.EDU
Subject: Church and politics

Dear Friends:

        I'm a graduate student and am currently working on my thesis which
is the role of the Russian Church in government.  Can anyone point in a
direction to find more information on this topic?  I'm interested in all
time periods so that I can eventually narrow it down.  I would also like to
set up contact with churches, ect.  Thanks in advance!

Michelle

Michelle@ollie.uta.edu
Geilhart@utarlg.uta.edu

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Sender:  GEILHART@UTARLG.UTA.EDU
Subject: Russian politcal parties

Dear Friends:

        My name is Michelle Geilhart and I am researching political parties
in Russia.  Can anyone provide me with e-mail addresses or postal addresses
of any of the leading political parties in Russia?  This information will
help with my graduate research.  Thanks!

Michelle Geilhart
Geilhart@utarlg.uta.edu
Michelle@ollie.uta.edu

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Sender:  GEILHART@UTARLG.UTA.EDU
Subject: Book on Democracy in Russia

Dear Friends:

        A few weeks ago, there was a note posted regarding a book on Democracy
in Russia.  Can anyone send me the information on it.  I would greatly
appreciate it.

Michelle Geilhart
Michelle@ollie.uta.edu
Geilhart@utarlg.uta.edu

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Sender:  Stepan FILIPTCHENKO ( 100650.1720@compuserve.com )
Subject: Search for translators

Born in St Petersburg, I work in France as a translator into Russian. I am
looking for free lance translators with whom I could collaborate who speak
fluent French and English and can translate in any of the CIS languages other
than Russian, and in any Eastern European language.

If you are yourself a free lance translator, or know any one, could you please
answer me.

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Sender:  Eric Fenster ( efenster@igc.apc.org )
Subject: New Moscow study trips?

In July I offered list subscribers an anecdotal account of the situation in
Moscow as seen during a June study trip there.  (It is still available on
request.)

In order to plan further Moscow study trips to examine the evolution of the
political, economic and social conditions in Russia, I need to know from
potential individual or institutional participants what would be convenient
dates.  The host institution in Moscow is pretty flexible and can respond to
demand, but many practical matters need to be arranged as early as possible.

If you would indicate your potential interest in the possible dates below, it
will help me and I can keep you up to date.

It is also possible for educational and other institutions which would have
difficulty assembling full study groups on their own to collaborate on these.

Possible dates (show departure dates from USA, but participants from all
countries are welcome)

1) 14 May-14 Jun 96 (includes Russian presidential campaign & election)
2) 15 Jun-09 Jul 96
3) a 2-wk trip in winter 96  (beginning late Jan or in Feb)
4) Fall 1996 (Sep/Oct 3, 4 or 5 wks)
5) Your proposal for date and duration

Is there any interest in an intensive Russian language course for five weeks
starting in May or June?

(Please reply directly to me at efenster@igc.apc.org and not to the list.)

Thanks,
Eric

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Subject: New Eastern European/CIS Discussion Lists

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Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell - UMaine, U.S.A.)
Subject: Review of the Russian Economy

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Sender:  Chris Scheurweghs ( scheurwe@stc.nato.int )
Subject: NATO Press Release (95) 72

PRESS RELEASE (95)72                     29 August 1995

       FIRST NATO ADVANCED NETWORKING WORKSHOP
         IN UKRAINE, SEPT. 3-9, 1995

  The first NATO Advanced Networking Workshop to be held
in Ukraine will take place in Kiev from September 3 to
September 9, 1995.  The workshop will focus on training
top level network managers from the Co-operation Partner
academic community.

  Previous workshops in computer networking have
demonstrated the important role NATO could have in the
development of telecommunication networks.  NATO has
contributed to the implementation of Internet by
providing network managers and researchers with top
quality training.

  This workshop will be attended by approximately 40
members of the academic community from Ukraine and her
central and Eastern European neighbours.  The key
speakers from NATO and Co-operation Partner countries
will cover themes such as: routing on the Internet,
network and system administration, and network
applications.

  Discussions and panels will include topics such as
"Managing a University Network" and "Internet
Organization, Evolution and Politics".  Upon completion
of the workshop, local training classes, managed by
workshop participants, will be held in Kharkiv, Lviv and
Odessa.  An operations manual will be produced to guide
these and future workshops in the region.

  Co-Directors of the workshop are: Dr. Irving LERCH
from the American Physical Society (USA), tel:
int'l+301-209-3236, fax: int'l+301-209-0865, e-mail
  lerch@aps.org , and Dr. Vladimir ANDREEV from Kiev
University (Ukraine), tel: int'l+380-44-266-5108, fax:
int'l-380-44-266-2395, e-mail
 andreev@ipu.univ.kiev.ua .

  For further information on the NATO Computer
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