Digest for 95-10-19


                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-19 October 95  BISNIS' Sources of Finance for Trade and Investment in
                   the NIS   =20

#02-19 October 95  Four Additional New BISNIS Documents Archived =20

#03-19 October 95  Issue Number 128 of the St. Petersburg Press =20

#04-19 October 95  New Ukrainian Weekly Issue =20

#05-19 October 95  18 New Documents From Dr. Palms=20


RECENT EMAIL . . .

#01-19 October 95  Sender:  spike@mindspring.com (RMS)
                   Subject: Middle School Teacher Needs Help  =20

#02-19 October 95  Sender:  Sara Feinstein (74743.2726@compuserve.com)
                   Subject: Host families in US    =20

#03-19 October 95  Sender:  Athol Yates (ayates@lingua.cltr.uq.oz.au)
                   Subject: Belorus/Ukraine Trains    =20

#04-19 October 95  Sender:  "Anatoly A. Tokar" (tokar@zoomus.freenet.kiev.u=
a)
                   Subject: Need lawyer's help    =20

#05-19 October 95  Sender:  Zen@aol.com
                   Subject: Re: Digest for 95-10-13    =20

#06-19 October 95  Sender:  bc mitchell (mitchell@WOLFE.net)=20
                   Subject: Re: interactive chat: world affairs council in=
=20
                            seatlle usa and group in Moscow,  St.P?
                           =20
#07-19 October 95  Sender:  72163.645@compuserve.com=20
                   Subject: Russian Vancouver Magazine       =20

#08-19 October 95  Sender:  kcollins@gelac.lasc.lockheed.com (Kyle Collins)
                   Subject: Cyrillic Fonts for Mac/PC   =20
                     =20
#09-19 October 95  Sender:  Tony Byrne - IREX (tbyrne@info.irex.org)
                   Subject: Pub access e-mail site in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan  =
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#10-19 October 95  Sender:  seavey@cs.wisc.edu (Beverly Seavey)
                   Subject: Queries about current state of traditional=20
                            music and dance  =20
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#11-19 October 95  Sender:  David Zlotchenko (zlotchen@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
                   Subject: study abroad ads  =20

#12-19 October 95  Sender:  BeachNet (beachnet@emi.net)
                   Subject: 11 CENTS/MINUTE LONG DISTANCE and INT'L RATES  =
=20
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#13-19 October 95  Sender:  joni@estradi.pp.fi (Joni-Pekka Kurronen)
                   Subject: Re: RUSSIAn SOFTWARE

#14-19 October 95  Sender:  Tony Byrne - IREX (tbyrne@info.irex.org)
                   Subject: IREX on the Web

#15-19 October 95  Sender:  William Raisner (RAISNER@USITA.GOV)=20
                   Subject: Beyond Moscow: Trade and Investment in the=20
                            Regions of

#16-19 October 95  Sender:  Frstltptrs@aol.com
                   Subject: First Light Partners - Training program for=20
                            health care professionals in Ukraine

#17-19 October 95  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell -=20
                            UMaine, U.S.A.)
                   Subject: Teaching Opportunities in NIS

#18-19 October 95  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell -=20
                            UMaine, U.S.A.)
                   Subject: CEEPN Privatization Publications

#19-19 October 95  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell -=20
                            UMaine, U.S.A.)
                   Subject: Opportunity to Host NIS Teachers
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APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  From our Economics page, read BISNIS' Sources of Finance for Trade=20
   and Investment in the NIS.  This document gives extensive information=20
   about the agencies that provide funding for project in the former=20
   Soviet Union.
  =20
      http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/finance.sources/
      finance.source.tabtoc.html  (with tables)
     =20
      http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/finance.sources/
      finance.sources.txttoc.html (text version - without tables)
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*  There are four new documents in our BISNIS archives (also accessible
   from our Economics page) which are:=20
  =20
     THE COTTON INDUSTRY IN UZBEKISTAN
        http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/nis.fis.bus.docs/
        cotton.ind.uzbek.html
     IMI: RUSSIAN MEAT PROCESSORS' EQUIPMENT PURCHASING PREFERENCES  =20
        http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/nis.fis.bus.docs/
        meat.proc.equip.html
     NORTHWEST RUSSIA ROUNDUP=20
        http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/nis.fis.bus.docs/
        nw.russia.roundup.html
     IMI: SEARCH FOR PARTNERS LEADS FROM UZBEKISTAN  =20
        http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/economics/nis.fis.bus.docs/
        search.partners.invest.html  =20
     =20
     =20
*  Issue Number 128 (October 17 - 23) of the St. Petersburg Press is now=20
   available from our News, Economics and Life pages. =20
  =20
     http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/spbweb/sppress/index.html
    =20
        =20
*  The October issue of Ukrainian Weekly is now available from our=20
   More Information Resources page.

      http://world.std.com/~sabre/UKRAINE.html=20
     =20
*  We have added 18 new documents from Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de=20
   Waal-Palms to our archives which are accessible from our Economics=20
   page.  They are: =20
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     BBC WORLD SERVICE CONTINUES TRAINING FOR RUSSIAN JOURNALISTS   =20
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/bbc.training.palm.html
     ECONOMIC LITERACY   =20
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/economic.literacy.html  =20
     EXPENSES OF INVESTMENT BANKING SERVICES
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/bank.serv.expenses.html  =20
     FINANCING (GRANTS) AVAILABLE FOR ACQUISITION OF RUSSIAN MEDIA=20
     ENTERPRISES  =20
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/grants.for.media.html     =
=20
     GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR U.S -NIS SISTER CITY RELATIONSHIPS =20
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/sister.city.relat.palm.html =
      =20
     HISTORY OF PALMS & COMPANY, INC. INVESTMENT BANKERS =20
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/palms.history.html       =20
     HOW TO EXPORT FROM RUSSIA AND CIS AND MAKE PROFITS =20
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/export.russia.profits.html  =
   =20
     HOW TO EXPORT FUR PELTS OF MINK, SABLE, FOX FROM RUSSIA AND THE CIS   =
=20
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/export.fur.palm.html     =20
     HOW TO IMPORT GOODS AT THE LOWEST PRICES AND THE DESIRED QUALITY =20
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/how.to.import.palms.html    =
 =20
     INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT OF POLICIES PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES =20
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/policies.principles.palm.htm=
l       =20
     INVESTMENT BANKING SERVICES - CAPITAL SYNDICATION- FOR RUSSIAN AND=20
     CIS COMPANIES   =20
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/capital.syndication.html    =
 =20
     MANAGEMENT OF RUSSIAN INVESTMENT FUNDS =20
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/mgmt.russian.funds.html     =
=20
     MENTORSHIP PROGRAM FOR RUSSIAN INDUSTRY MANAGERS =20
       mentorship.palm.html  =20
     SOURCES OF MONEY FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN THE NEWLY=20
     INDEPENDENT STATES =20
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/money.npo.nis.palm.html =20
     THE HANDBOOK Media and Elections =20
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/media.elections.palm.html
     UKRAINIAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT POINTS OF CONTACT
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/ukrainian.contacts.html
     US. GOVERNMENT FINANCES MEDIA JOINT VENTURES IN RUSSIA
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/media.joint.ventures.palm.ht=
ml =20
     WESTERN INVESTORS IN RUSSIAN AND CIS COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES
       http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/ppalms/western.investors.html=20

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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:  spike@mindspring.com (RMS)
Subject: Middle School Teacher Needs Help

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I thought I would be simply a lurker here, but I find I cannot. I have been
teaching Russian to 6th graders, in a six-week introductory course, for the
past four years. The truth is, I team teach with my now 81-year-old
mother-in-law who is the language person. We have a great time and the
children seem to  enjoy the experience.

1. Finding resources appropriate for 6th graders, 10-11 year olds, for the
30 day experience, is a difficult task. I would appreciate any guidance,
pointers, you might send my way.

2. For the past 4 years I have been connected with School 638 in Zelenograd
and the students have exchanged email letters, books and pictures and even =
a
videotape. My contact sent me a new address a week ago and now we seem to b=
e
cut off. Does anyone have a contact that I might write so I can check up on
my friends and at least let them know that their new address is not working=
..

3. My mother-in-law is planning a trip to Russia and want to get in contact
with a friend in Pskov to make certain arrangements. I have not been able t=
o
find a contact. Can you help me?

Thanks for listening,

Dick Fuller
teacher
Renfroe Middle School
Decatur, GA 30030
                         =20
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Sender:  Sara Feinstein (74743.2726@compuserve.com)
Subject: Host families in US

Project Harmony, a non-profit organization committed to increasing understa=
nding
between Russia and The United States is  looking for families and schools
throughout the US to host Russian high-school students in the coming semest=
er.
There are 80 kids coming;  they have been chosen from a group of over 2500
applicants, based on their English ability, maturity, outgoingness, leaders=
hip,
academic achivement and special talents.  The students come from the areas =
of
Siberia, Karelia and small cities and towns in  Western Russia.

The program is funded through The Freedom Support Act  and the kids have me=
dical
and dental insurance as well as a $650 stipend for the 5 months that they a=
re
here, or about $30/week.  They also recieve an orientation, a mid-semester
meeting and a few days in Washington and NY at the end of the semester.

We are looking for any  families who might be are interested in hosting.
Families can be single-parent, or have just little kids, or no kids,  as lo=
ng as
they are warm, caring people who are interested in getting to know a studen=
t
from Russia.  We will arrange interviews for interested families.

If you are interested in hosting or learning more about the program, please
contact me at  (703) 528-6564 or 74743.2726@compuserve.com, or call Emily F=
aith
Rothman at the Project Hamony office in Vermont at (800) 545-7734.

Sara Feinstein
Local Host Family Coordinator
Project Harmony

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Sender:  Athol Yates (ayates@lingua.cltr.uq.oz.au)
Subject: Belorus/Ukraine Trains

Has anyone travelled in the last few months accross the Belorus/Polish,
Ukrainian/Hungarian or Russian/Ukrainian borders by train?
I am writing a guidebook called Russia by Rail and am interested in
personal experience stories about the border crossings.
I would love to hear from anyone who has travelled them.
Athol Yates
Canberra Australia
ayates@lingua.cltr.uq.oz.au
=20
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Sender:  "Anatoly A. Tokar" (tokar@zoomus.freenet.kiev.ua)
Subject: Need lawyer's help

Dear Friends,
I'm a looking for a lawyer in the USA who can help with getting labor
visa or/and Green Card. I have colleagues in the USA ready to help,
but need lawyer experienced in immigration problems.
Thanks in advance for reply.
---
Yours sincerely,        Anatoly Tokar
Institute of Zoology, Academy of Sciences, 252601 Kiev-30 Ukraine
t: 7 044 224-16-13(dept) 213-74-48(home); E-mail: tokar@zoomus.freenet.kiev=
.ua

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Sender:  Zen@aol.com
Subject: Re: Digest for 95-10-13

In a message dated 95-10-14 10:00:32 EDT, you write:

)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 wit=
h
)this?
)Thanks,
)Dan McAdam
)Salem, Oregon

I am an American lawyer who is fluent in Russian.  Although I am not
currently based in St. Petersburg, I would be glad to consult by telephone =
or
recommend lawyers based in St. Pete.  In addition, I can also recommend
several Russian lawyers should you have needs in that area as well.  Please
do not hesitate to call if I can be of assistance.

Sincerely,

Matthew D. Roazen
Six S. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Suite 100
Bryn Mawr PA  19010
tel  (610) 527-8570
e-mail zen@aol.com
                        =20
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Sender:  bc mitchell (mitchell@WOLFE.net)=20
Subject: Re: interactive chat: world affairs council in seatlle usa and
groupin Moscow,  St.P?

)From B. Mitchell
vox 282 2686
fax 283 2074
mitchell@wolfenet.com

Re: Newsletter insert for November
Small Group Discussions

November 20 and 27, 1995 Small Group Discussions on internet with Russian
counterparts.

Topic: Live Internet discussions with Russian sites.

Discussions will cover three separate topics interactively on each Monday
evening. Because of  time differentials of 11 hours, meetings in Seattle
will begin for orientation at 8:30 pm, and begin internet exchanges at 9
pm, which will be 8 am in Western former USSR.

Topics for Monday, November 20 will be:

(1) Intellectual Property and Patents in Russia following the recent
European, Japanese, US and Russian talks at the former Warsaw Pact
headquarters which propose an absolute cut off point on ownership of
intellectual property: at date X, whoever has it, owns it. What will this
do to Russian society and economy? [log in to irc #intellect]

(2) Families in Turbulent Times What are the challenges to love and
family in change-strained Russia and the divorce prone US? What do men
and women want in these different societies? [log in to irc #families]

(3) The Place of Nationalism in Political Life National Identity in the
US and Russia, what role does it, and should it play? [log in to irc
#nationalism]

Topics for Monday November 27 will be:

(1) Pop Culture: the Place of Music and Art in the Popular Mind Open
discussion of the participants impressions. [log in to irc #popcult]

(2) Strategies for Dealing with Change Nature is said to employ evolution
over long periods of time as a mechanism for lifes adjustment to change.
What do people do in the short term? [log in to irc #change]

(3) Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission will push US-Russian Internet
connections at  the upcoming meeting between U.S. Vice President Al Gore
and Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin. What effect can such
initiatives have? [log in to irc #gorechern]

Virtual participation can be from your own computer,  Telnet to
solar.rtd.utk.edu  [do not use quotes in actual command lines]. Login in
as fp-irc and this will pop you right into the interactive conversation
system (irc). IRC frequently asked question sheets are available as
guides many places on the net.

The physical meeting will be at the Speakeasy, Cafe 2304 2nd Ave. From
8:30 pm to 9 pm, irc will be introduced as you use a computer. From 9 on
you can choose any of the topics to participate in. Connections are being
arranged in Russia, but are not confirmed at this time

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Sender:  72163.645@compuserve.com=20
Subject: Russian Vancouver Magazine

Dear Friends,

I have been inundated with requests for the subscription information for Ru=
ssian
Vancouver
Magazine, a monthly BILINGUAL publication.  (A great languate teaching aid)
Here it is:

Russian Vancouver
504-1260 Howe Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6Z 1R5   Canada

(604) 681-0648 Phone/Fax

Subscription is $20/Year in Canada, $25 (I'm pretty sure) US

Give it a try!

Walter Jacques
Oklahoma City
72163.645@compuserve.com

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Sender:  kcollins@gelac.lasc.lockheed.com (Kyle Collins)
Subject: Cyrillic Fonts for Mac/PC

RE: Cyrillic Fonts

I have friends who are in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan for a year.
They have a Macintosh, and I have a PC.  From time to time
he requests materials that we want to translate into Russian
for him and then send them to him on diskette.  I have
a Cyrillic font for Windows.  Is there a compatible font
for the Macintosh (Microsoft Word, maybe) that can be read
on both machines - shareware or commercial is fine?

Thanks for any help that anyone can give.

Kyle Collins

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Sender:  Tony Byrne - IREX (tbyrne@info.irex.org)
Subject: Pub access e-mail site in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Public-Access E-mail Station Opens in Bishkek

IREX announces the establishment of a "public-access" electronic
mail site at the National Library of Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek.  The
site offers free use of (and instruction in) electronic mail, and
is open to the general public for non-commercial purposes, Monday
through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm.

For more information, contact the IREX Internet Fellow in
Bishkek, Jonathan Korn at (jkorn@infotel.bishkek.su) or by phone
at 22-86-90.

The e-mail address of the public-access station is:

root@nlkr.info.bishkek.su

The IREX Internet project in Kyrgyzstan is supported by the US
Agency for International Development (USAID) through The Eurasia
Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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Sender:  seavey@cs.wisc.edu (Beverly Seavey)
Subject: Queries about current state of traditional music and dance

 I had always admired the Soviet Union for the strong
 support it gave to traditional music and dance groups
 of all levels of virtuosity and authenticity. Browsing
 through issues of Soviet Women, or Culture and Life
 made me long to meet the performing groups depicted
 in these magazines. Such diversity! What has happened
 to all these groups post breakup? Do the various local
 governments still support these groups? I still long
 to see all these groups and meet all these people,
 especially from Central Asian and the Caucuses, but now
 I'm afraid that there may not be the support and infrastructure
 to maintain these groups. Please, anyone connected with any of
 these groups let me know what the situation is. How can I, as
 an American, help prevent the  prevent the disappearance of this
 delicate, ephemeral knowledge?
  A related question that I have concerns the folk dance of places
  like Kazakhstan. I have read that there was no folk dance in these
  places before the Soviets, and that dance was put together ,
  somehow expressing each national character for events called
  "Dekadi" in the 1920's or 1930's. An ethnomusicologist friend of
  mine vehemently swears this is true. I have thought about this
  long and carefully, and I just don't believe it. How can a culture
  not have dance? Maybe there was dance that researchers didn't see
  because it wasn't meant for them ( maybe women's dance) and maybe
  they didn't see it as beautiful and dismissed it? Does anyone else have
  thoughts on this? Thanks for any opinions.

                    Beverly Seavey, who is crazy about dance

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Sender:  David Zlotchenko (zlotchen@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
Subject: study abroad ads

Here are couple of ads on student study abroad programs from "Student
Travel", fall.95 magazine.

Russia: Pushkin Institute, Moscow
Subject: Russian language, literature, area studies, business Russian
Dates: Fall & Spring semesters, 10-month
Highlites: Outstanding institution, extensive travel, homestay/dormitory
flexibility, resident director, affordable, accredited.
Sponsor: The OSU-Purdue-Emory Consortium
Contact: Slavic Dept., Ohio State Univ., 232 Cunz, Columbus, OH 43210;
Tel: 800-678-5139

Argentina, ..., Russia
Subject: Summer: Spanish, ..., and Russian languages. Literature,
culture, businesss, social sciences. Semester/Year: full university
curriculum; ...
Dates: Summer, trimester, semester, academic year.
Hightlites: Summer: intensive language study in small classes; resident
director, cultural activities, excursion, homestay/appartment.
Semester/Yer: resident directors, orientation, integration into regular
university classes; field trips and excurtions; excursions, homestays,
apartments, residence halls.
Sponsor: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Contact: Illinois Programs Abroad, University of Illinois, 910 South
Fifth Street #115, Champaghn, IL 61820; Tel: 800-531-4404; Fax:
217-244-0249; Email: ipa@uiuc.edu

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Sender:  BeachNet (beachnet@emi.net)
Subject: 11 CENTS/MINUTE LONG DISTANCE and INT'L RATES

We offer 11 C/MIN long distance
24 hr/day
7 days/week

We also have:

Unbeatable Int'l Rates

CallBack Services

Drop us a note for more info.

Thank you!

Bev.

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Sender:  joni@estradi.pp.fi (Joni-Pekka Kurronen)
Subject: Re: RUSSIAn SOFTWARE

You have a list where to get RUSSIAN KEYBOARD STICKS.
We have printed one solid stick whit RUSSIAN KEYBOARD
LAYOUT, COLOUR IS LIGHT BLUE and you can see orginal keyboard
under it.

joni@estradi.pp.fi

Joni-Pekka Kurronen
President of corporation

DATAESTRADI Software Publishing Osakeyhti=9A
Adr. Karikkokatu 17 D, FIN 53500 LAPPEENRANTA
URL: http://personal.eunet.fi/pp/estradi/
E-mail: joni@estradi.pp.fi
CIM: 100567,2312
Int. +358 53 452 48 64 (office, tue 8.00-12.00)
Int. +358 53 416 26 87 (home)

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Sender:  Tony Byrne - IREX (tbyrne@info.irex.org)
Subject: IREX on the Web

You can now visit the International Research & Exchanges Board
(IREX) on the World Wide Web at:

http://www.irex.org

You'll find:

- details about all IREX grant opportunities;
- library and policy-forum reports;
- links to grantees' projects;
- information about the Internet in the NIS;
- news on various training programs, such as "Business for
    Russia";
- updates on IREX-sponsored curriculum and academic reform
    efforts;
- connections to the participants of the USAID-sponsored
    Institutional Partnerships Project;
- and more...

Tony Byrne
IREX

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Sender:  William Raisner (RAISNER@USITA.GOV)=20
Subject: Beyond Moscow: Trade and Investment in the Regions of

        Russia

Take the Next Steppe!

The U.S.-Russia Business Council and The American Chamber of
Commerce in Russia will host a conference in Moscow entitled
Beyond Moscow: Trade and Investment in the Regions of Russia-

November 13 to 16, 1995
at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ul. Ilyinka 6
Moscow, Russia 103684

Governors of leading regions of Russia, along with their trade and
commercial officers, will highlight the opportunities that exist for trade
and investment outside the Moscow-St. Petersburg corridor.  Five
different  regions will be focused on during half-day sessions throughout
the week.  Ambassador Thomas Pickering, along with Embassy
representatives from the  Foreign Commercial Service, FBI and the
Department of Treasury, will open  the program with political and
economic profiles.  Speakers include:

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Thomas R. Pickering
Chairman of the Federation Council Vladimir F. Shumeiko
Governor, Nizhny Novgorod Boris F. Nemtsov
President, Tatartstan (Aut. Rep.) Mintimer S. Shaimiyev
Head of Administration, Murmansk (Kola Peninsula) Yevgeny B. Komarov
Head of Administration, Khabarovsk (Far East) Viktor I. Ishayev
Governor, Yekaterinburg (Urals) Eduard E. Rossel

The conference program provides an ideal opportunity for companies to
expand  their knowledge of private-sector potential across the Russian
Federation,  examining promising regions with largely untapped
consumer bases and  favorable tax regimes.

Fees
$750 Council/AmCham Members
$950 Nonmembers
$375 Government/Nonprofit Rate

Includes
All conference sessions, luncheons, briefing materials, Spaso House
reception, and Kremlin banquet.

For more information, please contact
Tim Sherwood
U.S.-Russia Business Council
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC  20006
Tel: (202) 739-9180
Fax: (202) 659-5920 e-mail: sherwood@usrbc.attmail.com

or

Alex Sirotin
American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
Americom Business Center
Berezhkovskaya Nab. 2, Suite 737
Moscow Russia 121059
Tel: (7-095) 941-8435
Fax: (7-095) 941-8437

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Sender:  Frstltptrs@aol.com
Subject: First Light Partners - Training program for health care
professionals in Ukraine

I would like to introduce you to First Light Partners, an Oregon-based
nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing modern, effective training to
health care professionals in the field of alcoholism treatment (narcology).

Perhaps no segment  of Ukrainian society is as under-served, desperate for
help, and indigent as those with the disease of alcoholism--particularly
women. Alcohol consumption has risen 136% since the collapse, life
expectancies are falling, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is destroying the next
generation.  The problem is staggering.

The absence of effective treatment methods means that virtually none of the
tens of thousands of individuals that seek treatment each year can hope to
maintain sobriety and long-term recovery.

Today, professionals stand at a turning point.  The motivation is there, ye=
t
they lack the basic resources and information that could change the situati=
on
forever.

The mission of First Light Partners is to influence, permanently and for th=
e
better, the health care system of Ukraine through training and education
about alcoholism treatment.

Both the Ministry of Public Health and the Ukraine Academy of Sciences have
lent their complete cooperation to this project.  The Chief Psychiatrist of
Ukraine and the Director of the Academy of Sciences' Institute of Molecular
Biology and Genetics serve as advisors to First Light Partners.

We believe that this kind of work should be temporary in its duration but
permanent in its effect.  We are dedicated to training 122 people in modern=
,
proven 12-step facilitation therapy.  They, in turn, will use the
manual-based training and treatment program to train thousands of
others--tens of thousands will receive treatment. The approach is new and
fresh, the results lasting.

The project has two distinct stages:

 During the 12 month development stage FLP will produce a culturally and
socially specific manual-based treatment outline and accompanying training
aids. The 12-step
Facilitation Therapy Model will be developed from information and methodolo=
gy
supplied by the NIH and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

The second phase of the project will span two years.  Western specialists
(volunteers) will train Ukrainian health care professionals in the
application of the treatment model.  Each full-time training course will la=
st
six months.  The program will be continually evaluated and revised by means
of an accompanying research study and through focus groups involving
individuals from all areas of the project.

By creating a replicable manual-based treatment model, by concentrating our
efforts, by allowing sufficient time for the training and treatment program=
s
to become established, and by making an effort to include--not
exclude--critical individuals from within the health care system, we can
change forever the course that treatment will take in Ukraine.

Altogether 122 Ukrainian health care workers will benefit directly from the
training.  Upon completion, candidates will have the knowledge, skill and
abilities to uniformly apply the principles of effective treatment, and to
convey these fundamentals to their co-workers and associates in a consisten=
t
manner.

Over 1,700 people will receive treatment within the context of the training
program, and tens of thousands will ultimately reap the benefits of the
methodology, tried and proven effective in the US, but new to Ukraine.

The resulting legacy of effective treatment will remain long after First
Light Partners has completed its mission.

We are currently actively seeking funding for the project described.  We ha=
ve
proposals pending with several organizations, and have recieved both privat=
e
and foundation funding to begin this work.  But there is much, much more to
do.  The scope of this project dictates that additonal funding be sought.  =
We
would appreciate any feedback, guidance, or financial assistance you might
provide.

Thank you for you for your interest in this project.  We will be happy to
provide any additional information you might need.

Ted Hicks
Executive Director
First Light Partners
frstltptrs@aol.com

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Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell - UMaine, U.S.A.)
Subject: Teaching Opportunities in NIS

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   Teaching Opportunity in the Newly-Independent States (NIS)
            American Council of Teachers of Russian/
American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study
******************************************************************
The  American Council of Teachers of Russian/American  Council  for
Collaboration  in Education and Language Study  (ACTR/ACCELS)  wel-
comes  applications from secondary school teachers of  civics,  in-
cluding  government,  political science, social  studies,  history,
and/or  American  studies to participate in an  academic  year-long
program teaching at a secondary school or pedagogical institute  in
one of the countries of the New Independent States (NIS).

Participants will serve as visiting faculty to a school in Armenia,
Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine during  the
1996-97  school year in the area of civics education.  In  addition
to teaching in the subjects listed above, participants may be asked
to teach U.S. language, culture, and/or literature.

This program is sponsored by the United States Information  Agency,
administered  on  its behalf by ACTR/ACCELS, and funded  under  the
Freedom  Support  Act.   The program covers the  cost  of  domestic
airfare  to Washington, DC, international airfare from  Washington,
DC,  orientation,  a monthly maintenance stipend which  includes  a
housing  allowance,  and  emergency medical  insurance  during  the
exchange.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens to be eligible.

The application deadline for this program is December 15, 1995.

For applications and additional information, contact:

                ACTR/ACCELS Faculty Exchange Office
            1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
                       Washington, DC 20036

                      Tel:    (202) 833-7522
                      Fax:    (202) 833-7523
                      E-mail: millis@actr.org
*******************************************************************

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Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell - UMaine, U.S.A.)
Subject: CEEPN Privatization Publications

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                   Privatization Publications
    Central & Eastern European Privatization Network (CEEPN)
*****************************************************************
I have just learned that the CEEPN recently published "Privatiza-
tion in Central and Eastern Europe-1994," a paperback publication
in  its continuing Annual Conference Series. Earlier editions  of
the  series (1992, 1992, 1993) also appear to be  available.  For
members  of the list interested in privatization in  the  region,
these may be worth acquiring. I am not affiliated with CEEPN, but
have  purchased their prior editions, and found  them  invaluable
sources  of  information  the is  often  difficult/impossible  to
acquire elsewhere.

Each annual edition includes a chapter dedicated to a  particular
country,  and  is written by those responsible for, or  at  least
very knowledgeable about, privatization in that country. The list
of  chapter  authors in the 1993 edition, for  example,  included
most  of the privatization directors in the region. Tha  300-page
issue  included chapters on Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria,  Croatia,
Czech  Republic,  Estonia, Germany, Hungary,  Latvia,  Lithuania,
Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia,  Slovenia,
Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Based upon a fax received from Ljubljana today, all four editions
(1991, 1992, 1993, 1994) are available. Except for the last digit
in the year, each book has the same title form (Privatization  in
Central  and Eastern Europe - 199X). Each costs $30  US.  Postage
and  handling is $6 US for each book if posted to Europe, and  is
$10  US  for  each book if posted to the rest of  the  world.  It
appears  that  you can purchase to sending a  check,  payable  to
CEEPN to:
             Central & Eastern Privatization Network
                          Dunajska 104
                           P.O. Box 18
                         61109 Ljubljana
                            Slovenia
                     Tel: (386-61) 1683-396
                     Fax: (386-61)  346-660
(Note:  Fax  number looks a typo, but it works; tried  it  today,
10/13/95)

If you have questions about the publications, or about CEEPN, the
Executive Director is Marko Simoneti.

If  you contact CEEPN, you may also want to inquire about  the  6
publications  in its "Workshop Series" and 2 publications in  its
"Technical  Paper Series." I have not seen these, so cannot  pro-
vide any assessment.

*****************************************************************

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Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell - UMaine, U.S.A.)
Subject: Opportunity to Host NIS Teachers

*****************************************************************
            Opportunity to Host a Teacher from the NIS
*****************************************************************
The American Council of Teachers of Russian/American Council  for
Collaboration in Education and Language Study (ACCTR/ACCELS)  and
the  United States Information Agency (USIA) are pleased  to  an-
nounce  a program to support civics education in the  Newly-Inde-
pendent States (NIS).

U.S.  secondary  schools are invited to apply  to  host  English-
speaking NIS teachers selected through a merit-based competition.
Participants  will  be qualified teachers of  history  or  social
studies and are expected to teach up to three classes in the U.S.
school during the 1996-97 academic year, in addition to  develop-
ing  a civics education project to be implemented in  their  home
school.

USIA  funding provides teachers from Armenia,  Belarus,  Georgia,
Kazakstan,  Moldova,  Russia, and Ukraine with a  stipend,  which
includes  housing  allowance, all travel costs,  and  orientation
programs.   U.S. institutions must provide a faculty advisor  and
an opportunity to participate in a secondary school civics educa-
tion program.

The application deadline for this program is December 15, 1995.

For application materials and more information, please contact:

               ACTR/ACCELS Faculty Exchange Office
           1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
                      Washington, DC 20036

                       Tel: (202) 833-7522
                       Fax: (202) 833-7523
                     E-mail: millis@actr.org
*****************************************************************

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