Digest for 95-09-27


                          Table of Contents
WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-27 September 95  New "Arina" Art Exhibition on Friends and Partners

#02-27 September 95  "Russia The Gateway to Eastern Europe" Travel Agency

#03-27 September 95  INFO-RUSS WWW Server

#04-27 September 95  Okno Group's WWW Server


RECENT EMAIL . . .

#01-27 September 95  Sender:  archiem@ix.netcom.com
                     Subject: Re: Russian Immigration to United States

#02-27 September 95  Sender:  tbell@ix.netcom.com
                     Subject: I am trying to locate someone...

#03-27 September 95  Sender:  antonina kisliakov (gatrav@magna.com.au)
                     Subject: Russian Travel Agency

#04-27 September 95  Sender:  MILLERD7@mail.firn.edu
                     Subject: seeking individual keypals

#05-27 September 95  Sender:  mchamber@reed.edu
                     Subject: Friends and Partners
                      
#06-27 September 95  Sender:  William Raisner (RAISNER@USITA.GOV)
                     Subject: Conference on Environment in CEE and NIS

#07-27 September 95  Sender:  KNYAZEV@CUA.EDU
                     Subject: INFO-RUSS: Any info about corresponding schools?
 
#08-27 September 95  Sender:  ohrmund@em.uni-frankfurt.de (Andreas Ohrmund)
                     Subject: QUERY: GERMAN STUDENT SEEKING INFO RE U.S. Ph.D.

#09-27 September 95  Sender:  DOWDYB@CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
                     Subject: Seeking Info. on Effects of Media on former 
                              S.U./Russia

#10-27 September 95  Sender:  INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu
                     Subject: INFO-RUSS: Shanah tova & www INFO-RUSS home page

#11-27 September 95  Sender:  ac737@lafn.org (Michael Segal)
                     Subject: Portland, OR Talk on Trade Missions

#12-27 September 95  Sender:  "Steven J. Norton" (sjnorton@okno.com)
                     Subject: Okno Group Web site

#13-27 September 95  Sender:  "Irwin  . Rappaport" (102020.2552@compuserve.com)
                     Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Immigrants in Canada

#14-27 September 95  Sender:  bohdan@tryzub.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj)
                     Subject: UKRAINE FAQ PLUS Presents: Ukrainian Weekly 
                              Preview September 24, 1995 now ONLINE!

#15-27 September 95  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell - 
                              UMaine, U.S.A.)
                     Subject: Economic Conference in Khabarovsk, Russia

#16-27 September 95  Sender:  Andrey Kushlin 87268 (AKUSHLIN@worldbank.org)
                     Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Club Opening - Washington, 
                              DC, Oct.13, 1995

#17-27 September 95  Sender:  Peter Priest (priest@nextwork.rose-hulman.edu)
                     Subject: Conference on Doing Business in FSU

#18-27 September 95  Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System" 
                              (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
                     Subject: U.S./NIS Academic Studies Inbound/Outbound 
                              Program

#19-27 September 95  Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System" 
                              (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
                     Subject: Exchanges and Training Program with the Newly 
                              Independent States

#20-27 September 95  Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System" 
                              (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
                     Subject: Rockefeller Brothers Fund: One World Grants


 
APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  We are pleased to announce a new art exhibition on Friends and 
   Partners showcasing the work of Miss Arina Dmitrovna Genkina. 
   Arina, 15, attends art school in Moscow where she lives with her 
   mother - a professional artist - and her father - a craftsman/goldsmith 
   and former Soviet hanggliding champion. 
   
   This online exhibition is a sampling of almost 50 pieces of her 
   extensive work, which ranges from the fanciful to the bizarre and is full of 
   intricate details. 
   
   Please visit from the F&P art page or from URL:

   http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/art/arina/
   
   Many, many thanks to Steven Grimm and Carol Larsen who digitized the
   original material and put together this nice presentation - and, of course,
   to Arina and her family for agreeing to share her work with us and
   with the Internet. 
   
*  "Russia The Gateway to Eastern Europe" a Russian Travel Agency situated 
   in Sydney, Australia.  Specializing in travel to/from Russia and Australia 
   and offering complete travel throughout Russia and C.I.S and the Baltics as 
   well as East Europe-Czech Republic Slovakia Poland Hungary Bulgaria.  
   Please visit from our travel / tourism page or via URL:
   
          http://www.magna.com.au/~gatrav/
   
   Please see message #003 below for more information  

*  Alex Kaplan (creator/moderator of INFO-RUSS listserver) has created a 
   World Wide Web site with information and archives of his excellent 
   INFO-RUSS email listserver.  Please visit from our "More Info Resources" 
   page or directly via URL:

          http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html

   Please see message #010 below for more information  
   
*  The Okno Group's WWW home pages contain information about consulting 
   and trade services related to East Europe and the former Soviet Union 
   as well as information on the Okno Group's publication, the East/West Letter.

   Please visit from our Business or Services pages or directly via URL:

          http://www.msen.com/~okno

   Please see message #012 below for more information  


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E-MAIL POSTINGS . . .

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


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

Sender: archiem@ix.netcom.com
Subject: Re: Russian Immigration to United States

I am looking for information for a paper that I and a group of students 
from California State University of Sacramento, Nursing Department are 
putting together with regards to how recent immigration of Russians to the 
United States affects the health care system.  If you have any information 
with regards to values, beliefs, statistical numbers, etc.  I would 
appreciate it.  Thanks Barbara Monico


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

Sender: tbell@ix.netcom.com
Subject: I am trying to locate someone...

My name is Tiffany Bell.  I am trying to locate someone in Moscow.  I 
know you are in the States but, I thought you might know where to help me 
start.

His name is Maxim Ovchenko or Ovchenika (I'm not sure of spelling).  I 
met him 12/92 when my aunt was adopting a child from Russia.  His mother 
was the director of one of the orphanages.  I have a phone number which 
is 479-8849, but I have never been able to get through.  His mother's 
address at the orphanage is:

Dom Rebenka 23
Molodtsova 1B
Moscow, Russia 129221

She does not speak English however.

If someone you know can contact Maxim I would truly appreciate it.
My address is:

Tiffany Bell 
3020 Country Square Dr. #1134
Carrollton, Texas 75006
Phone: 214-417-1528
E-mail: tbell@ix.netcom.com

I know this is quite unorthodox, but I had no other ideas.

Thank you,
Tiffany

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Sender: gatrav@magna.com.au
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 1995 19:34:31 +1000
X-Sender: gatrav@magna.com.au
Mime-Version: 1.0
To: gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
)From: antonina kisliakov (gatrav@magna.com.au)
Subject: 
Status: RO
X-Status: 

Please add us to your free site.  We are a Russian Travel Agency situated in
Sydney Australia.  Our Url is http://magna.com.au/~gatrav We specialise all
travel to/from Russia and australia offering complete travel throughout
Russia and C.I.S and the Baltics as we all East Europe-Czech Republic
Slovakia Poland Hungary Bulgaria, As well as bringing Russian tourist to
Australia.  We speak Russian and travel to Russia a couple of times a year.
Best Regards Antonina Kisliakov


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

Sender: MILLERD7@mail.firn.edu
Subject: seeking individual keypals

Please send info to
Debbie Miller
Graceville High School
Graceville, Florida 32440

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Sender: mchamber@reed.edu
Subject: Friends and Partners

I was web surfing and came across the Friends and Partners site, and
followed it down from 'Life' to Pen Pal Forum, which appears to be out-of-date.
I was unable to find Rick Olano (of the PPF) at his listed e-mail site, and
there are no new postings at that part of the site.

I was interested in locating someone who would be willing to do data-entry-for-
hire for supplementary income.  I am currently doing some (volunteer) e-text
work for Project Gutenberg and thought it would be cost effective for me to
redirect some of my income to someone in the former Soviet Union to help me
with some tasks.  Although my income is rather paltry as a low-level,
extremely parttime library aide, it still might work out as significant
given the exchange rate.

If you could point me in a promising direction, I would appreciate it.
Sincerely, Matt Chambers

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

Sender: William Raisner (RAISNER@USITA.GOV)
Subject:  Conference on Environment in CEE and NIS

OPPORTUNITIES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE AND THE NEW
INDEPENDENT STATES is a forum to be held November 8 and 9, 1995 in
Washington D.C.  Participants are U.S. government officials and
environmental business executives, and their counterparts from  the
countries of the former Soviet Union - the Newly Independent States
(NIS).  

The conference - held in conjunction with the Superfund XVI Conference
and Exhibition - will focus on opportunities for the public and private
sectors to work together to achieve environmentally sustainable
development and economic strength in the NIS. The Superfund
Conference is an annual three day event highlighting hazardous waste
remediation, waste treatment and disposal, policy, and regulatory
activity.  The sessions on November 8 will be attended by participants of
both the Superfund and NIS Environmental Opportunities conferences. 
Both events will be held at the Sheraton Washington Hotel in Washington.

Panel discussions of the NIS Environmental Opportunities Conference will
include current environmental projects, environmental policy in Ukraine
and Russia, environmental technology, nuclear waste, and financing
opportunities for remediation projects in Central and Eastern Europe and
the NIS.  Speakers:

-  Yuriy I Kostenko, Minister for Environmental Protection and Nuclear
Safety of the Ukraine
-  James a Bever, Deputy Director, Office of Energy, Environment, and
Urban Development, USAID
-  Victor Danilov-Danilian, Minister for Protection of the Environment and
Natural Resources of the Russian Federation
-  Michael W. Deegan, President, U.S. Industry Coalition, and many others
respresenting government agencies, businesses, and organizations.

"Environmental Opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe and the New
Independent States" is sponsored by the Global Environment &
Technology Foundation (GETF) a not for profit organization committed to
promoting the development and use of technology to achieve sustainable
development; and by the International Environmental Assistance Center,
part of the Divison of Liberal Arts and International Studies at the
Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.  

The cost to attend "Environmental Opportunities in Central & Eastern
Europe and the New Independent States" is $100.00.  For more
information, contact Cindy Stevens at 703-750-6401.

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

Sender: KNYAZEV@CUA.EDU
Subject: INFO-RUSS: Any info about corresponding schools?
   
(X-post from INFO-RUSS)

Dear fellow networkers,

     Does anybody know any corresponding schools for children here
in US? Or, maybe, elsewhere in the world but still possible to use
from here (e-mail, regular mail)?  I and some of my friends are
interested in such schools that would help with subjects like
Russian language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, History etc. 
Something like ZFTSh in the ex-USSR (Zaochnaya Fiziko-Matematicheskaya
Shkola), but not necessarily only in Physics and Math.  We are
interested in programs for kids of all ages.  

     I would greatly appreciate ANY information and advice about
(possible) existence of such correspondence schools.  Please, reply
directly to me (at knyazev@cua.edu).  Thank you.

P.S. In case I get a positive and comprehensive info, I will verify 
     it and post it here (as requested by the IR-coordinator).

                              Vadim D. Knyazev
                              The Catholic University of America
                              Department of Chemistry
                              Washington, DC 20064
                              (202) 319-5383; fax:(202) 319-5381
                              knyazev@cua.edu

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Sender: ohrmund@em.uni-frankfurt.de (Andreas Ohrmund)
Subject:      QUERY: GERMAN STUDENT SEEKING INFO RE U.S. Ph.D.

(X-POST from H-RUSSIA (H-RUSSIA@MSU.EDU)

Hello,
I'm a graduate student at University of Frankfurt/Germany and currently
finishing my M.A. I'm interested to participate in a Ph.D. program on
russian/soviet history in USA or Canada.

Can somebody recommend my a specific university or Ph.D. programm which has
a main emphasis on social and everyday life history of the Soviet Union?

Thank You,
Andreas Ohrmund

ohrmund@em.uni-frankfurt.de


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

Sender: DOWDYB@CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: Seeking Info. on Effects of Media on former S.U./Russia


I am working on a research paper dealing with the effects
of media/information technologies on the former Soviet
Union.  How did it help/hinder the break up of the S.U.?
What types of information technologies were used?  Any
help for sources would be greatly appreciated.  What role
does Information Technologies play in today's politics in
Russia & C.I.S.?  Thanks!

e-mail:  dowdyb@ccit.arizona.edu
Please entitle subject heading:  RUSSIA & I.T.


** 010 **********************************************************************


Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu
Subject: INFO-RUSS: Shanah tova & www INFO-RUSS home page


(X-POST from INFO-RUSS)

Dear folks,
Shanah tova to those of you who know the meaning of it, and a 
happy New Year (Jewish style, of course) for the rest of you.
(This is what is good about multiculture: you have a plenty of 
New Years to celebrate: regular western, Jewish, Russian Orthodox,
Muslim, Buddist, what have you..:-).
Anyway, shanah tova umatuka!

Now, a little present to you from this coordinator, on the occasion.
Everything is getting so darn modernized, hard to follow this
compu-civilization... But you've got to try, right? So here you are:

I am opening a home page on Worldwide Web (www) for info-russ.
This is URL (www address) for INFO-RUSS:
(http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html)

You may also to get there via my personal home page
(http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan)
(or, with some browsers, more detailed:
(http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/index.html)).
Once you've got into my personal home page,
click on "community activities" or directly on 
"info-russ mailing list".

It is preferable that you go via my personal home page
(http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan)
(instead of getting directly to info-russ page), since most 
likely I'll be shuffling the files around (and thus, the address
of IR-page may change), while my home page will stay put.

INFO-RUSS page is still under development, but you will find a plenty 
of stuff put by me there already. It has IR-archive (at least for 
this year), brief info on the IR-list, subscription info, IR-rules, 
some selected postings, etc. Enjoy it (I didn't, sigh).

FizTech alumni can also find a similar page for "FizTech-abroad" list
via my personal home page.

My best,

--Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator (sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu)
  www site address:      http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan

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Sender: ac737@lafn.org (Michael Segal)
Subject: Portland, OR Talk on Trade Missions


For Immediate Release                                  For more information
September 22, 1995                             Michael Segal (503)-229-6734


   EWBA Meeting in Portland, OR to Focus on Trade Missions to Russia and 
Central Europe.

     The East West Business Association will present a panel on business
opportunities through Trade Missions on October 4, 1995, at 5:30 PM.  The
Panel will bring together public and private sector organizers and
participants.  The meeting will take place at the Cascade Room, Portland
State University, 1825 SW Broadway.  Admission is $4.00 for non-members
$2.00 for students. 

          Jerry Larson will provide an overview of agricultural and food processing
          oriented missions, having lead over 35 of them with the Oregon
          Department of Agriculture.

          Kim Millier, of Washington State University -- Vancouver,  has arranged
          Central Europe missions to Romania and elsewhere each of the last four
          years.

          Ruth Milbradt of PSU's Free Market Business Development Institute is
          currently organization a food business mission.  This follows on hundreds
          of FMBDI's exchanges and training programs with Russian executives


Wayne Philen, of the Philen Marketing Group will discuss how to use trade
missions from a consumers standpoint. 

     The East West Business Association holds a meeting on the first
Wednesday of each month.  EWBA promotes business ties and other contacts
between the Portland area and formerly Socialist Countries. 
     
                                    ###


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Sender:    "Steven J. Norton" (sjnorton@okno.com)
Subject: Okno Group Web site

(X-POST from E-EUROPE@PUCC.PRINCETON.EDU)


        I would like to introduce Okno Group's WWW home pages -- they
contain information about our consulting and trade services related to East
Europe and the former Soviet Union as well as information on our
publication, the East/West Letter.

        Our site also has a growing collection of useful information and
economic data about the region (including some from the pages of the E/W
Letter), as well as useful links to relevant Web sites (including the CERRO
gopher!).

        You can find our web pages at:

          http://www.msen.com/~okno

        If you're interested in our offerings but don't have web access,
please e-mail us directly at info@okno.com.

        Thank you -- Steve Norton

P.S. -- apologies for any noticable cross-posting.



-------------------------------
Steven J. Norton
Okno Group|Consulting
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
sjnorton@okno.com
info@okno.com
WWW: http://www.msen.com/~okno
-------------------------------


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)From: "Irwin  . Rappaport" (102020.2552@compuserve.com)
Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Immigrants in Canada


(X-POST from INFO-RUSS)


I was in South Russia during July and August on a USAID project and was asked,
by some people with whom I worked there, about Russian immigrants living in
Canada.  My new friends in South Russian have an opportunity to emmigrate to
Canada next year, but are a bit nervous, frightened about the "unknown", and all
the things that must make moving to another country a very frightening
experience. 

I was asked how the Russian immigrants seem to be getting along, their treatment
by Canadians, where they live (if there was a particular area they liked) and
things like that.

Here in the US, there is definitely a Russian community in Brooklyn, and another
group seems to have gone to California.  Also, the State of Maine appears to
have appeal, for vacation (and living, if possible), according to some Russian
immigrants friends.  But I have not been able to find any specific info on the
Canadian situation.

It must take a lot of courage to make such a move.  
Anyway, I told my South Russian friends that I would see what I could find out,
and let them know.  

I was referred to this group, and I'm hoping that  there are some folks who can
give some brief advice/comments, and/or references to sources of information.

Thanks.
Irwin Rappaport          102020.2552@compuserve.com

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Sender: bohdan@tryzub.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj)
Subject: UKRAINE FAQ PLUS Presents: Ukrainian Weekly Preview September 24, 1995 now ONLINE!

Greetings,

   The latest preview of the Ukrainian Weekly is now available
on the Ukraine FAQ Plus site!  This is an exclusive regular
feature each week.  The Ukrainian Weekly is the largest
English-speaking Weekly Newspaper extant in the Western
world covering Ukrainian issues both in Ukraine and in the
Diaspora.   The preview is available on Internet at the
address of the Ukraine FAQ Plus Project.

The address of the Ukraine FAQ Plus Project is:

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

Either click the button labelled "Current Events" by the
Tryzub (Trident) graphic or scroll down and click the
"Current Events" section summary to access this latest
news.

As always, please feel free to email us at faq@tryzub.com
with comments.   We always are looking for contributions
as well.


                                Regards,

                Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj

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Sender: mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell - UMaine, U.S.A.)
Subject: Economic Conference in Khabarovsk, Russia

*****************************************************************
                 Second International Conference
              Economy of the Far East under Reforms
                      November 28-29, 1995
                       Khabarovsk, Russia
*****************************************************************
Organizer:   Institute for Economic Research, Far Eastern  Branch
             of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Topics:      Economy  and  Social Conditions of the  Russian  Far
             East  under Transition; Reforms in the  Russian  Far
             East  and Development of International  Cooperation;
             Natural Resources of the Russian Far East and  Their
             Role  in the Region's Development; Progress of  Eco-
             nomic Reforms in the Russian Far East.

Languages:   Russian, English

Information: Pavel Minakir
             Institute for Economic Research
             Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences
             153 Tikhookeanskaya ul.
             680042, Khabarovsk, Russia
             Phone:  +7-4212-358137
             Fax:    +7-4212-358110
             E-mail: pavmin@ecrin.khabarovsk.su

Foreign participants are requested to register by 1 November.

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)From: Andrey Kushlin 87268 (AKUSHLIN@worldbank.org)
Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Club Opening - Washington, DC, Oct.13, 1995

(X-POST from INFO-RUSS)


------------------------------------------------------------
                            RUSSIAN CLUB
                           Washington, DC
                           (703) 524-0301
------------------------------------------------------------

We announce the establishment of the Russian Club, a non-profit, 
private organization for residents of the Washington metropolitan 
area from Russia and the former Soviet Union.

The Russian Club will offer its members a wealth of 
activities and benefits including: networking gatherings, 
cultural events, business and leisure information exchange.

The Russian Club is committed to promoting business contacts, 
developing friendship, and enjoying life.

The first meeting will be held at Desiree Club, Four Seasons 
Hotel, Georgetown, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, on Friday, 
October 13, 1995, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.  Formal attire 
required.  Admission fee $5.  Self parking available for 
guests at the hotel lot on 29th Street ($4.50 with validation).

The Club guests will include representatives from the 
American business community, non-profit organizations, 
foundations, the U.S. Government, and mass media.

For more information, please call: 
Marina Panov (703) 524-0301.


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Sender: Peter Priest (priest@nextwork.rose-hulman.edu)
Subject: Conference on Doing Business in FSU

In the beutiful Mid-West, not far from Chicago in Terre Haute, we are  
having a full day workshop on Doing Business in Russia (alias FSU),  
we mailed our brochures rather late to a small mailing list.  We are  
sure that their are other people out there who would be interested in  
attending.  



Friday, October 13 1995
9:00am-4:00pm, GM Room (B-119)

Technical Assistance & Services Center [TASC]
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue 

Terre Haute IN 47803 


A TASC Workshop to show investors and business people how to operate  
successfully in the Former Soviet Union 


Management guru Tom Peters devotes a chapter in his best-selling book  
Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution to advise  
businesses to internationalize. His advice is general and does not  
deal with any specific country. This TASC workshop will amplify  
Peters' general strategy with specific advice on business conditions  
in Russia. Russia is, after all, the newest and fastest growing world  
market. Russia (and the former Soviet Union) is still vital to our  
national defense and economic interests. Secretary of Defense Dr.  
William Perry and Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown advise us to  
"engage the Russians commercially" and "form active partnerships with  
them to build their economy." Seed money is available from over 30  
sources! It is much cheaper to enter the growing Russian market than  
any market in the developed world. Americans are making money there.  
Rapid payback periods are customary. . This short course gives you  
all the information necessary to make an informed decision. 


Course Instructor: Peter F.H. Priest is Professor of Russian at  
Rose-Hulman, an internationally known educator,  
translator/interpreter, negotiator with over 20 years dealing with  
the Russians., a consultant for both U.S. and Russian businesses. In  
1975 he developed the first technical translation program in the US  
(at Rose-Hulman) to prepare translators for industry and government.  
He served on the board of directors of the American Translators  
Association for six years. He developed exchange programs with a  
number of universities and colleges in Russia and Lithuania. He has  
built long term relationships with numerous Russian engineers and  
businessmen. He has brought over art exhibits and started Rose-Hulman  
collection of Russian artistic holograms. He is married to a Russian  
physician and maintains a year-around office in Moscow managed by his  
son-in-law. 


Guest Speakers : Kevin Lyons , Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of  
Commerce, International Trade Administration, BISNIS (Busines  
Information Service for the Newly Independent States. 


Invited Business Representatives from the Former Soviet Union :  
Vladimir Sizintsev , Vice President, Forest-M, a Moscow medical  
supply company; Vyacheslav Ochin , Director of Pribor, Noginsk in  
Moscow Oblast, a former defense design institute; Ivan Kulichenko ,  
First Assistant to President of Executive Committee of  
Dnepropetrovsk, the Ukraine; Leonid Turchin , member of the Executive  
Committee of the City of Dnepropetrovsk, the Ukraine; Ivan Karpenko ,  
Deputy Director Sozidatel, a scientific production enterprise in  
Dnepropetrovsk, the Ukraine; Lev Malyshev , General Director of the  
Vladimir Chemical Factory, Moscow Region; Mariya Ilyina , Deputy  
Director of Finances and Economic Planning; Vitalii Sokolov , Deputy  
Director of Engineering Development. 


Gourmet Russian Business Lunch Master of Ceremonies : Boris Blyukher  
, former safety director of Russian Space program Lunch Topic: The  
Russsian Business Lunch, Toasting, Drinking, Guest and Host  
Obligations. 


For more information about the program check the program on the WWW.

address:  HTTP://www.rose-hulman.edu/~priest/dept/short-course.html


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Sender: "Funding Opportunity System" (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
Subject: U.S./NIS Academic Studies Inbound/Outbound Program

 U.S./NIS Academic Studies Inbound/Outbound Program

 SPONSOR:  United States Information Agency

 SYNOPSIS:  The Unites States Information Agency is inviting
 applications for exchange projects between American high school
 students and high school students from the 12 newly independent states
 (NIS) of the former Soviet Union for the 1997-98 academic year.

 DEADLINES:  1996-01-12

 OBJECTIVES:  Projects should build the capacity of organizations to
 conduct academic exchanges at the secondary school level between the
 U.S. and the NIS; sponsor study opportunities in the U.S. for NIS high
 school-aged students; and promote study abroad opportunities in the
 NIS for Americans. Eligible ares are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
 Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan,
 Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

 RESTRICTIONS: Public or private nonprofit organizations, including
 state and local education agencies.

 MONETARY: $4 million.

 CONTACT INFO: Shalita Jones; 301 Fourth Street, NW; Room 320;
 Washington,  DC  20547

 _________________________

 Telephone:  202-619-6299

       FAX:  202-619-5311

 Email Address:  sjones@usia.gov


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Sender: "Funding Opportunity System" (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
Subject: Exchanges and Training Program with the Newly Independent States

 Exchanges and Training Program with the Newly Independent States

 SPONSOR:  United States Information Agency

 SYNOPSIS:  The United States Information Agency announces a competitve
 grants program that apply to develop training programs in 1) local
 government and public administration, 2) business administration and
 business development, 3) rule of law, and 4) independent media
 development for the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
 Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikstan,
 Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

 DEADLINES:  1995-11-15

 OBJECTIVES:  Projects may include: internships; study tours; short-
 term non-technical training; consultations; and extended intensive
 workshops taking place in the United States or the N.I.S. countries
 listed in this program. Proposals must focus on one of the following
 topics: LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION--for training
 programs that foster effective administration of local and regional
 governments. Programs in public administration for Kazakhstan will not
 be accepted. In Russia, the sponsor encourages projects that build the
 capacity of local training institutions and that use Russian language
 materials. Proposals that show support from local administrations in
 Russia, city or oblast, will receive priority. The sponsor is
 particularly interested in exchange programs designed for regional
 legislators. In Ukraine, priority will be given to programs on such
 themes as: setting up a civil service and the concept of merit based
 recruitment; the relationship between government and business; how to
 create a business friendly environment through local laws and
 practices; the American practice for combatting corruption in law
 enforcement; governmental budgeting process; taxation; privatization
 of government services; models of local government, including city
 manager, city council, county government; regional planning at multi-
 city, multi-county level; and administration of civic organizations
 such as library school boards and community centers. RULE OF LAW--for
 parliamentary exchanges that offer a substantive professional visit to
 the U.S. for groups of elected legislators and their staffs, at both
 national and regional levels. For Russia, the sponsor is interested in
 programs in civics education that focus on the role of citizenry in
 fostering good government and the importance of ethics in government.
 Seminars in Russia and the development of materials in Russian are
 encouraged. For Ukraine, the sponsor is interested in programs that
 offer training in the administration of local courts. BUSINESS
 ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT--projects in this area will be
 considered for all N.I.S. countries except Russia and Kazakhstan.
 Preference will be given to projects in Ukraine and the Central Asian
 countries. This program should address such themes as small business
 development, economic privatization, and agri-business development,
 including food distribution systems or the role of family farms. The
 sponsor is interested in projects that strengthen university business
 departments and provide management training for people already in the
 work place. In Ukraine, projects are encouraged in the following
 areas: business ethics; entrepreneurship; how to start a small
 business; how to promote business; and business curriculum
 development. INDEPENDENT MEDIA DEVELOPMENT--the sponsor is especially
 interested in projects that focus on journalistic training, management
 of media organizations and fostering independent media. Journalistic
 training could include effective writing, investigative reporting,
 objectivity, the clear labeling of editorials and opinion pieces,
 intellectual property issues and ethics. Media management training
 (both print and electronic) should focus on management of media as a
 business, including management techniques, desk top publishing,
 advertising, marketing, distribution, personnel, public relations, and
 the financial benefits and pitfalls of journalistic advocacy. In
 Russia, special consideration will be given to media training projects
 that offer U.S.-based internships for Russian journalists and media
 managers. The sponsor is interested in proposals that employ an open
 competition mechanism in Russian to select participants. In Georgia,
 proposals in media training that include a U.S.-based internship or
 six to eight weeks for print and T.V. journalists are of interest. In
 Kazakhstan, the sponsor is particularly interested in proposals that
 focus on the business of media. Training programs in news reporting,
 television production, and the ethics of journalism are also
 encouraged. Priority will be given to proposals that contain both in-
 country and U.S.-based programming. Programs for non-English speakers
 will be given priority. In Ukraine the following topics have priority:
 ethics in journalism; straight news reporting; marketing and
 advertising in print and broadcast media.

 RESTRICTIONS:  Eligible applicants are public or private, non-profit,
 tax-exempt organizations.

 MONETARY:

 CONTACT INFO: 301 Fourth Street, SW; Room 216; Washington,  DC  20547

 _________________________

 Telephone:  202-619-5326

       FAX:  202-619-4350


** 020 **********************************************************************

)From: "Funding Opportunity System" (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
Subject: Rockefeller Brothers Fund: One World Grants

 Rockefeller Brothers Fund: One World

 SPONSOR:  Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.

 SYNOPSIS:   Awards ranging from $25,000 to $300,000 are provided to
 tax-exempt organizations, or to organizations for tax-exempt projects
 in the U.S. and abroad, to assist in the transition to global
 interdependence and cooperation, equitable trade and economic
 development, arms restraint, and conservation. The two program
 components are sustainable resource use and world security.

 DEADLINES:

 OBJECTIVES:   The sponsor's major objective is to improve the well-
 being of all people through support of efforts in the U.S. and abroad
 that contribute ideas, develop leaders, and encourage institutions in
 the transition to global interdependence. The sponsor aims to counter
 world trends of resource depletion, arms build-ups, protectionism, and
 isolation and to further the goals of cooperation, equitable trade and
 economic development, arms restraint, and conservation. Support is
 provided primarily for internationally-oriented activity, with
 projects located, for the most part, in East Asia, East-Central
 Europe, the former Soviet Union, or the U.S. The program is divided
 into two components: (1) Sustainable Resource Use--to foster
 environmental stewardship which is ecologically based, economically
 sound, culturally appropriate, and sensitive to questions of
 intergenerational equity. At the global level, support is provided for
 the advancement of international discussions on climate change and
 biodiversity preservation, and by supporting and publicizing
 practical, cost- effective models that can contribute to international
 agreements on these issues. Within the U.S., the sponsor supports
 model programs that further the sponsor's global strategies, and that
 broaden and deepen the national environmental constituency and
 reinforce its ability to act effectively. In East Central Europe, of
 interest are programs that strengthen indigenous capacity for
 addressing environmental problems and managing natural resources on a
 sustainable basis, through education and training, institution-
 building, policy formulation, and efforts linking government,
 nonprofit, and business concerns. Special attention is also given to
 cross-border and regional cooperation and to new funding mechanisms
 and approaches. In East Asia, the sponsor supports projects that help
 local leaders address the twin goals of economic development and
 conservation, monitor the social and environmental effects of
 development programs, support citizen-led land restoration efforts and
 coastal management initiatives, and examining the intersection between
 applied ecology and political economy so as to promote sustainable
 resource use policies in agricultural, forestry, and marine sectors.
 In all these areas, the sponsor works to integrate activities to
 promote maximum synergy. (2) World Security--to improve political,
 security, and economic relations among nations and strengthen arms
 control. At the global level, projects are funded which restrain
 horizontal nuclear proliferation. Emphasis is given to issues related
 to the extension of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, tightening
 nuclear export controls, controlling surplus plutonium, and exploring
 means of containing the nuclear weapons capability that has already
 been developed. In East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union,
 projects are supported to develop civil societies with market-
 oriented economies. The focus is on assisting managers, newly elected
 and appointed government officials at the local and national level,
 and members of the broadcast and print media in carrying out their
 responsibilities. Emphasis is given to philosophical and practical
 education, training, and networking initiatives. In East Asia,
 projects are funded that promote stable political, security, and
 economic relations with an emphasis on regional, bilateral, and
 multilateral problems that threaten this stability. Special attention
 is given to problems affecting relations among the countries of
 Northeast Asia (especially as concerns the Korean Peninsula), among
 the countries of Southeast Asia, and between the U.S. and Japan.
 Support is provided in general to increase understanding of common
 interests among industrialized nations and to help them deal more
 effectively with pressing concerns of the less developed countries.
 The sponsor also assists efforts to analyze the connections between
 global resource management and global security.

 RESTRICTIONS:  U.S. applicants must be either tax-exempt organizations
 or organizations seeking support for a project that would qualify as
 educational or charitable. Foreign applicants must satisfy a sponsor
 determination that they would qualify, if incorporated in the U.S., as
 tax-exempt or that the project for which support is sought would
 qualify in the U.S. as educational or charitable. Grants are not made
 to individuals. Grant duration is normally between one and three
 years. Grants generally range from $25,000 to $300,000. The sponsor
 does not support building projects or land acquisition, nor does the
 sponsor support research, graduate study, or the writing of books or
 dissertations by individuals. A preliminary two to three page letter
 of inquiry is recommended. Application guidelines are available. (kal)

 MONETARY:  0

 CONTACT INFO: Benjamin R. Shute, Jr., Secretary; 1290 Avenue of the
 Americas; New York,  NY  10104-0233

 _________________________

 Telephone:  212-373-4200

       FAX:  212-315-0996


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