Digest for 95-10-02


                          Table of Contents
WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-02 October 95  World Vision (Russia, Belarus & Ukraine) WWW Server

#02-02 October 95  "Dagestan - wild mountain villages, traditional people"
                   WWW Trip Report

#03-02 October 95  RUSAG-L Current Events #66

#04-02 October 95  October Issue of Ecostan News


RECENT EMAIL . . .

#01-02 October 95  Sender:  Sergey Kozhemyakin
                            ( Postmaster%wvb.gomel.by@brc.minsk.by )
                   Subject: World Vision Russia, Belarus & Ukraine

#02-02 October 95  Sender:  "Debbie T. Miller 904-263-4451"
                            ( MILLERD7@mail.firn.edu )
                   Subject: Seeking Keypals

#03-02 October 95  Sender:  "Den V.Kosyakov" ( den@igg.comcen-1.nsk.su )
                   Subject: looking for keyfriends

#04-02 October 95  Sender:   Barbara Watson ( barbaraw@urpsd.ucla.edu )
                   Subject:  Looking for information about the Russian
                             Town of Susanthal

#05-02 October 95  Sender:  SHAN JAMES ( SRJAMES@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU )
                   Subject: Info on Russia

#06-02 October 95  Sender:  PresidentR@aol.com
                   Subject: Friends & Partners

#07-02 October 95  Sender:  Jon Souza ( JON@f2.mhs.compuserve.com )
                   Subject: Russian pop culture

#08-02 October 95  Sender:  dmidnes@osl-south.csc.ncsu.edu (Diane Midness)
                   Subject: Peace Symbols Project (fwd)

#09-02 October 95  Sender:  "James P. Rybak"
                            ( jrybak@mesa5.mesa.colorado.edu )
                   Subject: MIR PUBLISHERS

#10-02 October 95  Sender:  FSA.VLADIVOSTOK@sovcust.sprint.com
                   Subject: Travel Guide to Russian Far East

#11-02 October 95  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell -
                            UMaine, U.S.A.)
                   Subject: NIS Information Guides from CCSI

#12-02 October 95  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell -
                            UMaine, U.S.A.)
                            Subject: ISRE Newsletter on Russian/Eurasian
                            Education

#13-02 October 95  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell -
                            UMaine, U.S.A.)Sender:
                   Subject: Moscow Based Grants Administrator - ISSEP

#14-02 October 95  Sender:  "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms,
                            American_Bank, USA" ( palbank@eskimo.com )
                   Subject: Re: Digest for 95-09-12

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

* We are please to announce a very interesting new WWW Server entitled
  "World Vision International: Russia, Belarus & Ukraine".  Please see Sergey
  Kozhemyakin's message (#001) below for additional information about the
  server and about an accompanying email listserver.

  Please visit from our "Life" page or directly at URL:

     http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/wvision/

* Paul Knott has put together an interesting collection of photographs and
  accompanying narrative text about his 1992 trip to Dagestan.  From the new
  WWW server, "Dagestan is a multi-ethnic republic sandwiched between the
  Caucasus mountains and the Caspian Sea.  . . .  The traditional village
  life, outside of the city, remains unaltered by the industrialisation and
  other reforms of the former Soviet Union.  Bordering with Chechnya and
  Azerbaidzhan, it sits in a turbulent region on the fringes of Europe, yet
  has maintained its unity and has so far avoided modern conflict."

  Please visit from our "Life" and "Geography" pages or directly at URL:

     http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/dagestan/

* We have added the October issue of Ecostan News to our Science Page
  under the environmental section.

     http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/science/ecostan/ecostan.3.10.html

* Also accesible from our Science page is the new issue of RUSAG-L Current
  Events.

     http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/science/agriculture/rusag.951001.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:  Sergey Kozhemyakin ( Postmaster%wvb.gomel.by@brc.minsk.by )
Subject: World Vision Russia, Belarus & Ukraine

         (x-post from CIVILSOC)

)From:   Sergey Kozhemyakin
        Communication Officer
        World Vision Russia, Belarus & Ukraine
        246050 P.O. BOX 346  Gomel,  Belarus
        Tel (7) (0232) 55-00-17 Fax 55-06-23
        Postmaster%wvb.gomel.by@brc.minsk.by

    We are happy to annouce the establishment of our WWW site on the
Friends & Partners server "Solar.rtd.utk.edu". The URL is :

         http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/wvision/index.html

    In addition, a LISTSERVER has been established to create a forum
for those interested in World Vision and Christian Missions.

    To subscribe,  send an email message to: listproc@solar.rtd.utk.edu
with the command :

    SUBscribe W-VISION YOUR_NAME_GOES_HERE

In the message body.

    Special Thanks to the incredibly helpful staff of Friends & Partners for
their efforts.


Please forward this to those who may be interested.

Yours,

Serge

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Sergey Kozhemyakin
Communication Officer
World Vision RBU Project Office, Gomel Belarus

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Sender:  "Debbie T. Miller 904-263-4451" ( MILLERD7@mail.firn.edu )
Subject: Seeking Keypals

Please send info for keypals for a secondary business education program.

Sincerely,
Debbie Miller
5539 Brown Street
Graceville High School
Graceville, FL 32440

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Sender:  "Den V.Kosyakov" ( den@igg.comcen-1.nsk.su )
Subject: looking for keyfriends

Please send a message to:
Den V.Kosyakov
Institute of Geology
Novosibirsk,Russia
e-mail: den@igg.comcen-1.nsk.su

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Sender:   Barbara Watson ( barbaraw@urpsd.ucla.edu )
Subject:  Looking for information about the Russian Town of Susanthal

Hi!

I'm looking for information and/or people from the
Russian town of Susanthal.  As I understand it , this
town is in the eastern portion of the country.

I am , in particular, interested in information and/or
resources pertaining to the ethnic Germans that
lived in Susanthal during the Stalin era.  A relative
of mine is trying to discover what happened to
members of her husband's family who disappeared
in Susanthal during the 1930's.

Any tips appreciated.

Thanks

Barbara Watson
at UCLA

BarbaraW@URPSD.UCLA.EDU

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Sender:  SHAN JAMES ( SRJAMES@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU )
Subject: Info on Russia

Greetings! I am at graduate student at UGA, however I did my undergrad at
UTC. My best friend lives in St Petersburg Russia.  We met when she was an
exchange student at the Baylor school in Chattanooga and she stayed with my
family in 1994.  I visted her in St. Petersburg last January for a month
and had a wonder time. I had the best experience and now I'm totally hooked
on their culture!  I keep in touch with her threw the mail, however some
leters get there and others just disapear.  I would really like to contact
some other people my age in Russia, just to chat and exchange ideas.
However, I am not sure about the best way to do that.  I am new to the Net
and I have free access at UGA.  If you have a chance, please drop me a-line
with some basic instructions.  I have found newsgroups on Netscape, is there
anything else out there.  Thanks--Shan.

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Sender:  PresidentR@aol.com
Subject: Friends & Partners

Dear Natasha -
I found the home page for "Friends and Partners" on the web and I am very
interested in being able to correspond via email with people from Russia or
the Ukraine.  Would you be able to email me some information regarding how I
could get email addresses of people are interested in correspondence, and do
those emails need to be in Russian (if so how can I get a Russian Font that
will work through email)?
I would appreciate your help.
Thank you,
Reagan Stoddard - email - presidentr@aol.com

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Sender:  Jon Souza ( JON@f2.mhs.compuserve.com )
Subject: Russian pop culture

Greetings!
As a novice user, I came upon your name as I was searching for
information on Russian culture.  It seems that the friends area may be
what I am looking for.  I am working on a treatment for a Russian program
to be aired throughout the CIS.  The topic centers around the idea of
timelessness.
I am trying to discover what things are near to the hearts of the CIS
people, things that they can relate to and instantly recognize.
I do not wish to produce a program that has an American "accent", so I am
looking for resources to lead me in the right way.
Some areas of interest are literary classics, music, and the emotions
that are universal in all of us.  If you can help point me in the right
direction, I would appreciate your help.
Thank you,
Jon Souza

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Sender:  dmidnes@osl-south.csc.ncsu.edu (Diane Midness)
Subject: Peace Symbols Project (fwd)

Dear Friends,

Please help us with the project described below by my students.  We are
anxious to hear from all of you.  We will post the results on the list if
you are interested.

Thanks,
Caroline McCullen

============================Peace Symbols Project============================
Dear Teachers and Kids,

We are 7th graders at Ligon Middle School in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Soon
there is going to be a Children's Museum About the World here.  The museum
will have art work from kids all around the world.  Students at Ligon
Middle School and Enloe High School will be gathering information for the
museum's web page:  Explore-A-Link.  The museum will be opening shortly and
we need your help.

The museum will be using  peace symbols from all around the world.  We
would be very grateful if you would write us describing the peace symbols
used in your country.  One of the symbols we use in the United States is
the dove with an olive branch clutched in its claw.  What  kinds of peace
symbols do you use?

We would very much like to put your country in the museum.  Please send any
information you have to: Caroline_McCullen@ncsu.edu or dfrink@nando.net.
If you send us a response, your school name will be put in the museum's Web
page.   We will also put a link to your home page if you have one.

                                             Matt Vepraskas
                                              Mac Young


     Caroline McCullen                Ligon GT Magnet Middle School
 Caroline_McCullen@ncsu.edu           706 E.Lenoir St., Raleigh, NC
http://longwood.cs.ucf.edu/~MidLink         MidLink Magazine

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Sender:  "James P. Rybak" ( jrybak@mesa5.mesa.colorado.edu )
Subject: MIR PUBLISHERS

Can anyone tell me the U.S. (or North American) distributor of books
published by Mir Publishers in Moscow?  Please give me the telephone
number as well as the mailing address if you can.

Thank you.

Jim Rybak

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Sender:  FSA.VLADIVOSTOK@sovcust.sprint.com
Subject: Travel Guide to Russian Far East

Anyone travelling to the upcoming economic conference in Khabarovsk, or, for
that matter, anyone with any reason to travel to the Russian Far East will be
interested to hear about a new book on this region.

"The Russian Far East" covers 9 "territories" including Vladivostok, a city
once closed to Russians themselves, but now the region's largest city and
trade center; the Republic of Buryatiya, the center of Russian Buddhism;
Kamchatka, with the explosive beauty of volcanoes and hot springs;
Yuzhno-Salkalinsk, once a prison colony but now a major area for oil
resources; and many more cities.  There are also detailed city maps of all 9
regional capitals, walking tours to guide you to the highlights of each city,
information on transportation by train, bus and plane, and descriptions and
ratings for accommodations and restaurants.  Tips on history and culture will
help you to make the most of your visit.

"The Russian Far East" is written by Erik and Allegra Azulay, who have been
living and working in the RFE for the past 5 years.

Published by Hippocrene Books in NY, the book is available at major bookstores
around the United States or you may order from the publisher at 718-454-2366.
In Vladivostok the book is available at the American Business Center and at
the Vlad Motor Inn.


      (NOTE:  This travel guide has also been listed in our Travel Guides
       section of the "Friends & Partners Travel & Tourism Page.)

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Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell - UMaine, U.S.A.)
Subject: NIS Information Guides from CCSI

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                        CCSI Publications
*****************************************************************
Some  weeks  ago,  I noted an internet announcement  of  two  new
publications  from  the Center for  Civil  Society  International
(CCSI).  Given  the protocols on the net,  the  announcement  was
rather  low key - so some members of the list may have  neglected
to look into the publications. I did order the publications,  and
have since received them and had a chance to review them. I  have
found  both  extremely useful, and  would like  to  provide  list
members with more information about the publications.

If  you have an have an interest in links to the CEE/NIS  region,
you  may want to add these publications to your library.  Let  me
add, at the outset, that I am not affiliated with CCSI.  However,
I  do  spend much time on the net, often  providing  pointers  to
others  in their search for CEE/NIS Information on the  internet.
These publications will certainly be helpful.

To  provide  a better sense of the content, I have  provided  the
table of contents for each publication.
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I. Internet Resources for the NIS, by Richard Upjohn
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1.  Introduction ............................................1
2.  Brief Introduction to the Internet.......................7
3.  NIS-related Internet Sites..............................13
4.  Electronic Directories and Lists of Contacts............27
5.  Introduction to Internet Listservs......................31
6.  NIS-related Listservs...................................35
7.  NIS News via E-Mail.....................................42
8.  Understanding URLs......................................45
9.  How to Retrieve Internet Documents with Just E-mail.....47
10. Internet Access in the NIS..............................51
11. Internet Access Providers in the NIS....................57
12. Using Cyrillic on the Internet..........................81

Cost: $15 ($12 plus $3 for postage and handling)
*****************************************************************
II. Channels: A Guide to Third Sector Projects, Organizations and
Work Opportunities in the New Independent States, by Holt  Ruffin
and Joan McCarter
*****************************************************************
1.  Introduction.............................................1
2.  A Note on the Baltic States..............................7
3.  Clearinghouse Organizations..............................9
4.  U.S. Based Organizations................................21
5.  NIS Based Organizations
    5.1  Armenia............................................75
    5.2  Azerbaijan.........................................77
    5.3  Belarus............................................80
    5.4  Georgia............................................81
    5.5  Kazakstan..........................................83
    5.6  Kyrgyzstan.........................................90
    5.7  Moldova............................................98
    5.8  Russia.............................................99
    5.8.1 Russian Far East.................................124
          Khabarovsk Region................................124
          Magadan Region...................................132
          Vladivostok Region...............................138
    5.9  Tajikistan........................................149
    5.10 Turkmenistan......................................152
    5.11 Ukraine...........................................153
    5.12 Uzbekistan........................................161
6.  Educational Advising Centers in the NIS................163
7.  U.S. Government Agencies in the NIS....................169
8.  Trade Associations and Chambers of Commerce............175
9.  NIS Country and City Telephone Codes...................181
10. Directories, Periodicals and Other Resources...........185
11. Indexes
    11.1 Clearinghouses/U.S. Based Organizations...........191
    11.2 NIS Based Organizations...........................192
    11.3 Publications......................................199

Cost: $18 ($15 plus $3 for postage and handling)
*****************************************************************
For more information, or to order:
Center for Civil Society International
2929 N.E. Blakeley Street
Seattle, Washington 98105-3120
Tel: (206) 523-4755   Fax: (206) 523-1974
E-Mail: CCSI@U.WASHINGTON.EDU
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Footnote: For those not familiar with CCSI, (quoting, in abbrevi-
ated fashion, from their publications): The purpose of CCSI is to
support  and promote international activities by American  volun-
tary  organizations  and independent associations  -  our  "third
sector" - that strengthen institutions of pluralistic, law  based
and market oriented societies worldwide. The focus of CCSI activ-
ities  is on building relationships and the exchange of  informa-
tion between voluntary American organizations and "third  sector"
organizations emerging in the new independent states (NIS).
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Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell - UMaine, U.S.A.)
Subject: ISRE Newsletter on Russian/Eurasian Education

I have just received the new issue of the ISRE Newsletter, and it
may be of interest to other members of the list. I have  outlined
the features of the issue in the announcement below.
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        ISRE Newsletter on Russian and Eurasian Education
*****************************************************************
The Institute for the Study of Russian Education (ISRE) at  Indi-
ana University has just published the Fall 1995 issue of the ISRE
Newsletter. The 48-page issue includes articles on the  following
topics:
*  The Law on Education of the Russian Federation
*  Educational  Reform and Educational Research  in  East-Central
   Europe: The Case of Romania
*  Electronic Resources for Studying Russian, Eurasian, and  East
   European Education: A User's Guide (Part II)
*  Perspectives on Russian Educational Reform in the  Humanities:
   A Personal Account
*  Civics Education in Russia: A Report

The  issue  also includes "Newswire Reports on Education"  and  a
listing of books received.

The  newsletter is available by subscription. For  more  informa-
tion, please feel free to contact:

                      Dr. Ben Eklof, Editor
          Institute for the Study of Russian Education
                    Smith Research Center 102
                       Indiana University
                 Bloomington, Indiana 47405-2301
                    E-Mail: ISSE@INDIANA.EDU

For those with WWW links, the address if the ISRE Home Page is:

          http://ezinfo.ucs.indiana.edu/~isse/home.html
*****************************************************************

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Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell - UMaine, U.S.A.)
Subject: Moscow Based Grants Administrator - ISSEP

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                Moscow Based Grants Administrator
    The International Soros Science Education Program (ISSEP)
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The ISSEP, a program of the Open Society Institute, is seeking  a
Grants  Administrator to be based in Moscow to fill an  immediate
vacancy.  The position requires fluency in Russian, strong organ-
izational  skills,  knowledge  of computer  databases,  and  good
interpersonal skills.

Previous  experience in grants administration and a knowledge  of
United States and Russian law regarding non-profits and  granting
desirable.

Please send resumes to:

                          Abbey Gardner
                     Open Society Institute
                   888 7th Avenue, 31st Floor
                       New York, NY  10106
                      Fax:  (212) 974-0367
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Sender:  "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, American_Bank, USA"
 ( palbank@eskimo.com )
Subject: Re: Digest for 95-09-12

) ** 004 **********************************************************************
)
) Sender:   dbarker@skipjack.bluecrab.org (Don Barker)
) Subject: Looking for an E-friend in Russia
)
) I'm looking for a "keypal" in Russia with whom I can exchange views on life
) in the USA and Russia.
)
) I have a degree in Russian language and literature and have worked 8+ years
) as a professional translator of Russian.  I can correspond in Russian but
) have little experience (yet) with Cyrillic fonts and keyboard conversion
) software.  While I'm learning about Cyrillic fonts, I can transliterate some
) decent Russian.
)
) I have kids ages 8 to 16.  I enjoy gardening, playing soccer and baseball
) with my kids, and kayaking.  Hoping to build a sailboat this winter with one
) of my kids.
)
) I'm hoping in particular to write in English to any parents living in Russia
) with 2 or more kids who want to write back to me in Russian.  We could chat
) about raising kids, eating and playing, school, life at home, and how our
) lives at home are affected by the big events we hear about in the news media.
)
) Esli vy khotite tak razgovarivat'sya, ochen' khochu poznakomit'sya s vami!
) Napishite mne pryamo k adresy moemu:  dbarker@skipjack.bluecrab.org
)
) Poka!
) Don Barker


If you would transliterate some of my replies to Russia ( until we both
learn how to use uuencode and drivers and KOI8 fonts to produce cryillic
(my keyboard is in both alphabets)

Then you can select from them those that suit your social contact needs
We will add a signature describing your objectives.

INTERESTED?

Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, Sovetnik Pravitelstva CWA,
Tovarichestvo Palmsa, Inc. Investment Bankers. Washington, USA
World Wide Web home pages - Palms Portal to Russia (50Mb)
http://www.aa.net/~mwm/palm/palnode.html or ftp.eskimo.com:/usr/ftp/palbank

              The Basis of Life is absolute freedom.
              The Objective of life is absolute joy.
              The Result of life is absolute growth.



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