Digest for 95-10-13


                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-13 October 95  Amherst Center for Russian Culture

#02-13 October 95  New Ukrainian Weekly Issue

#03-13 October 95  Three New BISNIS Documents


RECENT EMAIL . . .

#01-13 October 95  Sender:  72163.645@compuserve.com
                   Subject: Digest for 95-09-27

#02-13 October 95  Sender:  dale@xs4all.nl (Dale Quam)
                   Subject: Help for Children's camp in Russia

#03-13 October 95  Sender:  bboswell@aaas.org (BBOSWELL)
                   Subject: Fax/email for Uljanovsk

#04-13 October 95  Sender:  floweec0@seraph1.sewanee.edu
                            (emily c flowers)
                   Subject: PAINTERS?

#05-13 October 95  Sender:   Jim Curtis ( GRAJC@MIZZOU1.missouri.edu )
                   Subject:

#06-13 October 95  Sender:  macmac@teleport.com (Dan McAdam)
                   Subject: lawyers

#07-13 October 95  Sender:  "Themistoklis I. Pentakalos"
                            (THEMOS@UMBC2.UMBC.EDU)
                   Subject: Oil Refineries

#08-13 October 95  Sender:  antonina kisliakov (gatrav@magna.com.au)
                   Subject: HOTELS IN RUSSIA

#09-13 October 95  Sender:  TSI Program (tsi@tsi.bishkek.su)
                   Subject: International Share Auction in Kyrgyz Republic

#10-13 October 95  Sender:  Eric Fenster (efenster@igc.apc.org)
                   Subject: Moscow '96 study trip info ready

#11-13 October 95  Sender:  Martin Ryle (RYLE@urvax.urich.edu)
                   Subject: ABSEES ON-LINE HAS NEW HOST

#12-13 October 95  Sender:  bohdan@tryzub.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj)
                   Subject: Ukraine FAQ Plus PRESENTS:  Speech of Ukr.
                            Ambassador Shcherbak in toto.

#13-13 October 95  Sender:  bohdan@tryzub.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj)
                   Subject: Ukraine FAQ Plus PRESENTS:  Preliminary TWG
                            Conference Proceedings.

#14-13 October 95  Sender:  Jennifer Abel (JABEL.parti@PARTI.INFORUM.ORG)
                   Subject: POSITION OPENING (x-post from RUSAG-L)

#15-13 October 95  Sender:  "Bethe, Ernest" (ebethe@ACDI.ORG)
                   Subject:  Fly Control (x-post from RUSAG-L)


APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  Through the generous gift of Thomas P. Whitney '37, Amherst College has
   acquired what has generally been considered the world's largest private
   holding of Russian books, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, drawings
   and artifacts.  This collection is housed in the newly established
   Amherst Center for Russian Culture and reflects what Russian intellectuals
   were doing in the Soviet Union and all over the world for over 70 years.

     http://www.amherst.edu/amherst/academ/acrc/menu.html

*  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.

     Ukraine FAQ Plus Project:  http://world.std.com/~sabre/UKRAINE.html
     Ukrainian Weekly:  http://world.std.com/~sabre/UFPWWW_Etc/CURRENT.html


*  We have added three new BISNIS documents to our archives which are
   accessible from our Economics page.  They are:

     RUSAG-L Current Events #66(/A)

       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/science/agriculture/
       rusag.951001.html

     EBRD ENERGY PROJECTS IN UZBEKISTAN

       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/nis.fis.bus.docs/
       ebrd.energy.uzbek.html

     BEVERAGE SALES

       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/nis.fis.bus.docs/
       beverage.sales.html

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E-MAIL POSTINGS . . .

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


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

Sender:  72163.645@compuserve.com
Subject: Digest for 95-09-27

Irwin,

There's quite a Russian community in Vancouver, B.C., from what I gather.
I subscribe to a magazine called 'Russian Vancouver,' which is a
bilingual monthly.  I'm out of town right now, but if you're interested,
I can get you subscription information.

Walter Jacques

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Sender:  dale@xs4all.nl (Dale Quam)
Subject: Help for Children's camp in Russia

Stichting Eastern European Assistance, SEEA, is a non-profit foundation
based in Amsterdam. (Stichting means 'foundation' in dutch).
We are very small, 3 or 4 unpaid people, who have been delivering aid into
eastern europe for several years now. At present we are working in Poland
and Russia.

At present we are working to develop a farm - camp for underprivileged
children, street children, orphans, etc in Northeastern Poland.

We are also working with some orphanages in RUSSIA to develop a camp and
medical rehabilitation center there.

Could you help us with these projects?

We are specifically looking for donations of vehicles (especially a van or
mini-van or 4X4), tools, and supplies for developing these projects.

And we need people to help us seek donations, and develop the site.

The Russian project, is a campsite on a lake, in a remote area of the
Novgorod region between St. Petersburg and Moscow.
Our first priority Is to create a summer camp for street children and
children from orphanages in the region. A longer term project is to create
a medical rehabilitation center for children.

The site we have is wooded, on a large lake, and needs buildings. We intend
to build log cabins. There is no electricity so we need solar energy
expertise. Our most immediate need is a 4X4 vehicle and someone who speaks
Russian well, who would like to work there during spring and the summer.

Also, we need someone who could help us get the materials and tools and
funds necessary to continue with this project.

If you can help in any way, please contact me at
dale@xs4all.nl

Stichting Eastern European Assistance
Pb. 10320 1001 EH  Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Fax: +31 (20) 673-0473 (this is not always operating, the e-mail is better)
Please note that I will probably be away from Nov. 6 till mid December and
mail may not answered during that time, although I will try to make some
provision.

Dale Quam

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

Sender:  bboswell@aaas.org (BBOSWELL)
Subject: Fax/email for Uljanovsk

Does anyone out there know of a fax or email address for either:

-- Uljanovsk Branch of Moscow State University

-- Uljanovsk Central Regional Hospital

I'm trying to reach someone who's applying for an award, but this person did
not leave a fax number.

Thanks,

Beth
AAAS

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

Sender:  floweec0@seraph1.sewanee.edu (emily c flowers)
Subject: PAINTERS?

HI!
        I am a college student in Tennessee.  I'm in the process of writing
a proposal to study painting in Russia.  I would like to get in touch with
some Russian artists.  If anyone out there can help me, please let me know.
Thanks!
                                        -Emily Flowers

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

Sender:   Jim Curtis ( GRAJC@MIZZOU1.missouri.edu )
Subject:

Dear Friends,
    I have two responses to today's postings: 1)The person who is looking for i
nformation about a writer S. Davlatov shoulf probably look for S. Dovlatov.  2)
The person who wanted Russian videos of good quality should check with Corinth
Videos.  I don't have the phone number ,but it's in Chicago.

  Good Luck,

    Jim Curtis

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

Sender:  macmac@teleport.com (Dan McAdam)
Subject: lawyers

Hello Friends!
I'm trying to find an American lawyer in St.Petersburg. I want to find one
who will consult with my business partner (who is in St.Petersburg) about
copyright law and the process of getting a US visa. Can anyone help me with
this?
Thanks,
Dan McAdam
Salem, Oregon

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

Sender:  "Themistoklis I. Pentakalos" (THEMOS@UMBC2.UMBC.EDU)
Subject: Oil Refineries

Hello,

        I am looking for the addresses and phone numbers of
oil refineries in Russia and the C.I.S. Any information
would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

        Themos

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

Sender:  antonina kisliakov (gatrav@magna.com.au)
Subject: HOTELS IN RUSSIA

PLEASE ADVISE WHERE WE CAN OBTAIN SLIDES AND PICTURE OF HOTELS IN RUSSIA
NAMELY IN MOSCOW AND ST.PETGERSBURG FOR STARTERS AND OTHER CITIES WEARE
CURRENTLY BUILDING OUR HOME PAGE OUR URL IS http://www.magna.com.au/~gatrav
and we need picture of hotels in russia and cis  CAN ANYONE HELP US IN OUR
SEARCH WE WANT TO HELP VISITORS VISIT OUR COUNTRY RUSSIA AS EASLILY AS
POSSIBLE  I AM SEARCHING THROUGH WWW BUT SO FAR NO LUCK  BEST REGARDS
ANTONINA

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

Sender:  TSI Program (tsi@tsi.bishkek.su)
Subject: International Share Auction in Kyrgyz Republic

International Share Auction (ISA) Program
State Property Fund, Kyrgyz Republic
Telephone: 7 (3312) 22-84-16
Facsimile/Messages: 7 (3312) 62-08-85, 62-04-61
E-mail: isa@isa.bishkek.su

___________________________________________________________

October 3, 1995

Dear Nettors:

Please pass this on to any interested parties.


The Kyrgyz Republic, a small mountainous country located in the
heart of Central Asia, is interested in attracting foreign
investment to 13 enterprises.  Large stakes are being offered in
enterprises in the following secotors: mining, metallurgy,
sheet glass production, textiles, wool processing,
marble & granite processing, food processing, meat processing,
alcoholic beverages, garments manufacturing, leather processing,
paints & lacquers, and linoleum production.  Shares are being
offered through the International Share Auction (ISA) program

Shares will be offered in lots through an open-cry auction
to be held on November 8, 1995, with bidding starting at a price
based on the State valuation of the enterprise.  Following the
open-cry auction, a closed auction will be held the next day,
November 9, 1995, for any shares remaining unsold.  The bidder can
request a number of shares and price of his choice without regard
to a minimum price.

The privatization program was begun in 1992 and involved the
auctioning of small-scale retail and service establishments.
The program was later expanded to include medium- and large-scale
enterprises with the introduction of freely transferable coupons.
These freely transferable coupons are actively traded along with
shares of some newly privatized companies at the Kyrgyz
Stock Exchange, the first privately-owned stock exchange in
Central Asia.  As of mid-1995, roughly 600 enterprises had been
sold through coupon and cash auctions, of which approximately
250 had been fully privatized.  Several hundred more enterprises
are expected to be privatized by the end of this year.

The Kyrgyz Republic is committed to economic reform, and is laying
the foundations for a market economy backed by the World Bank,
International Monetary Fund (IMF), and several foreign governments.
In the past two years, the budget deficit has been trimmed while
inflation has been reined in by a strong currency, the freely
convertible som, generally regarded as one of the most stable
currencies in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

About $800 million in direct foreign invstment has been committed
by Western investors, including Cameco Corp. of Canada and
MK Gold of the United States.  Cameco's $360-million Kumtor project
aims to develop the Kumtor gold field, believed to be the world's
eighth largest.  Also making their presence felt in the
Kyrgyz Republic are companies like The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo,
GoldStar, and Sumitomo Corporation, among others.

For more detailed information, please contact the ISA Advisory Group
at the address above.

Thank you.

Mr. Janybek Omorov
ISA Advisory Group
to the Kyryz State Property Fund

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Sender:  Eric Fenster (efenster@igc.apc.org)
Subject: Moscow '96 study trip info ready

Detailed information about study trips to Moscow in 1996 is now available.
Interested adults from any country are welcome, and no knowledge of Russian
is required.

If you wish to consider participation, please request an e-mail copy by
writing to my mailbox, not to the list.

                              DATES & SUBJECTS

1) 14 May-14 Jun  Political, economic & social change in Russia
                  Emphasis on business, labor or other topics is
                  possible according to the composition and desires
                  of the group.
                  (Participants who wish university credits may earn
                   them from Eastern Michigan University.)

2) 22 Jun-23 Jul  As above, but with a focus on the situation of
                  education in Russia (including summer programs
                  for children, orphanages, special programs for
                  the handicapped, etc.) if enough of the group
                  shares those concerns.
                  (CEUs or credits possible)

3) 14 May-21 Jun  Intensive Russian language: beginning and/or
                  intermediate according to the number of
                  candidates.

=)Notes with anecdotal observations of Russia made during the June 1995 trip
are still available on request.

Thank you,
Eric Fenster

efenster@igc.apc.org

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Sender:  Martin Ryle (RYLE@urvax.urich.edu)
Subject: ABSEES ON-LINE HAS NEW HOST

Date:    Sun, 8 Oct 1995 15:29:36 -0500
Sender:     lijpn@pegasus.acs.ttu.edu
Subject: ABSEES Online address

The following message is forwarded from Patt Leonard, the Managing
Editorzhe new host, however, simply requires the login:

     telnet carousel.lis.uiuc.edu
     login: absees

The new host will make logins easier and response time should be faster.
Please let me know if you have any problems or questions.


                      Patt Leonard
Managing Editor
American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

personal e-mail: leonard@alexia.lis.uiuc.edu
business e-mail: absees@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu

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Sender:  bohdan@tryzub.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj)
Subject: Ukraine FAQ Plus PRESENTS:  Speech of Ukr. Ambassador Shcherbak in
toto.

Greetings,

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   A speech given to the attendees of TWG's (The Washington Group) conference by
the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, Yuri Shcherbak, is now available
in toto on the Ukraine FAQ Plus Project.  This session is also illustrated with
photos taken digitally with the Apple Quicktake Camera.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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 information
on this important conference.

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:  bohdan@tryzub.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj)
Subject: Ukraine FAQ Plus PRESENTS:  Preliminary TWG Conference Proceedings.

Greetings,

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   Preliminary proceedings of TWG (The Washington Group) conference held
over this weekend (October 6-8) are now available on the Ukraine FAQ Plus
site.  Important segments will be added over this week as well, including a
major policy speech on Ukraine given by a high ranking member of the
U.S. government.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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 information
on this important conference.

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:  Jennifer Abel (JABEL.parti@PARTI.INFORUM.ORG)
Subject: POSITION OPENING (x-post from RUSAG-L)

I was asked to post the following. Please respond
directly to the e-mail or snail mail at the end of the
announcement.

POSITION OPENING--PROGRAM COORDINATOR OF RURAL
INNOVATION CENTERS (RICs0 IN THE LAKE BAIKAL REGION OF
RUSSIA

The Rural Enterprise Adaptation Program (REAP)
International, a US-based nonprofit organization,
seeks a coordinator to administer its
agriculture-related training programs in the Irkutsk
oblast and Buryatia. The position involves working
with local staff to design programs, recruit
educators, advertise training opportunities to rural
populations, and coordinate visits of American school
groups and educators.

Position requirements:
* working knowledge of Russian
* excellent oral and written communication skills
* experience working with NGOs
* demonstrated ability to work comfortably with
diverse groups of people
* one year commitment
* ability to adapt quickly to new situations

Contact:
William Mueller, Executive Director
REAP International
1427 4th Street
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
e-mail: 0006513571@mcimail.com
Phone: (319) 366-4230
Fax: (319) 366-2209

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Sender:  "Bethe, Ernest" (ebethe@ACDI.ORG)
Subject:  Fly Control (x-post from RUSAG-L)

          DAIRY-L and RUSAG-L readers:

          Agricultural Cooperative Development International (ACDI) is
          a U.S. non-profit consulting firm implementing agricultural
          development projects in the former Soviet Union.  ACDI is
          seeking three volunteer specialists to travel to Kazakstan
          in November/December for an assignment with a U.S./Kazak
          joint-venture dairy project.  We are looking for specialists
          in cooperative management/development, dairy management and
          computer usage.

          The project on which the specialists is very unique:  It is
          a joint-venture between a U.S. company and an association of
          recently privatized former State/Collective farms.  We have
          worked with six s/c farms in their privatization into some
          of the first profitable, economically-viable dairy
          cooperatives in Kazakstan, and much of the training and
          technical assistance that is needed is very basic.  This is
          a project with a great deal of potential, and the first
          assignment will set the tone for much of the subsequent
          work.

          ACDI will pay all expenses, including lodging, meals &
          incidental expenses, passports, visas, local transportation,
          etc.  While this is a volunteer assignment, it offers a
          great opportunity to gain international experience.

          If you are interested in volunteering, know of anyone who
          may be avaialbe, or are interested in future assignments on
          this project (scheduled for 18 months), please contact for
          more information:

          Ernest Bethe
          Director of Operations
          ACDI
          50 F Street, NW
          Suite 1100
          Washington, DC  20001
          202/879-0241
          202/626-8726 fax
          EBETHE@ACDI.ORG

          Please note that I hope to post a scope-of-work in the near
          future.

          Thank you for your time.


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----------------------- END FRIENDS October 13, 1995 -------------------------

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