Digest for 97-01-08

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WHAT'S NEW . . .


01-08 January 97  Sender:  pavil_keller@msn.com
                  Subject: Paul Keller

02-08 January 97  Sender:  rfabian@mail.im3.com
                  Subject: Ray

03-08 January 97  Sender:  neva-ost@pop.convey.ru
                  Subject: Oleg Arseniv

04-08 January 97  Sender:  huey@netshop.net
                  Subject: Hugh Stevenson

05-08 January 97  Sender:  ucsj@ucsj.com
                  Subject: Richard Cleland


01-08 January 97  Sender:  "Prof. Gertz Likhtenshtein"
                  Subject: coba details request

02-08 January 97  Sender:  "Paul E. Richardson" (71740.1473@compuserve.com)
                  Subject: How Safe is Russia?

03-08 January 97  Sender:  Barry Reed (barry.reed@cableinet.co.uk)
                  Subject: I'm on my way (to Minsk)

04-08 January 97  Sender:  C.Hale@mailbox.uq.oz.au (Christine Hale)
                  Subject: Writing a paper and looking for full text
                           of Russian business

05-08 January 97  Sender:  mvs3@po.CWRU.Edu (Maxim V. Soloviev)
                  Subject: Best phone rates overseas http://ld.net/?synapse

06-08 January 97  Sender:  "Edward R. Truitt" (etruitt@nwrain.com)
                  Subject: cultural exch.

07-08 January 97  Sender:  civilsoc@solar.rtd.utk.edu
                  Subject: Justice Links

08-08 January 97  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell)
                  Subject: Caucasus Regional Director - Eurasia Foundation

09-08 January 97  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell)
                  Subject: Internship Guide for Students in CEE/NIS Studies

10-08 January 97  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell)
                  Subject: Legal Advisor on the Former Soviet Union

11-08 January 97  Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System"
                  Subject: USIA--OIV--Group Proj. for Intl. Vis.-Global
Information Highway

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


WHAT'S NEW . . .


** 01 **********************************************************************

Sender:  pavil_keller@msn.com
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Paul Keller

Looking for rotary clubs to exchange e-mail.  Frequent visitor to Russia on
humanitarian and education projects.  Interested in group addressing
humanitarian problems.

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Sender:  rfabian@mail.im3.com
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Ray

Will be travelling to Rostov-On-Don this summer.  Any advice offered for my
independent trip would be welcomed.  Great spot on the 'net, eh.  Thank
you.  Ray.

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Sender:  neva-ost@pop.convey.ru
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Oleg   Arseniv

Hi to everebody!

I live in Russia St.Petersburg,I am 24 y.o.  I am looking for friends or
partners, who can help me how to find the job via Internet .  May be someone
is new the adresses of such servers?

Best Regards and all best whishes!

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Sender:  huey@netshop.net
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Hugh Stevenson

I live in CACHE CREEK British Columbia.  I am 63 years old.  (or YOUNG) if
you have the right attitude.  I've lived in CANADA my entire life./ And i
think it is GREAT place to live.  I've travelled to Europe.  on 3 or4

Iwould be interesed to travel to RUSSIA someday.  Maybe if I was able to
make a contact or two through this it would be great!!

I think you have a great thing going here keep up the good work.  I came
across this by accident.  I'll peek in in the near future to see if there
is a response but, don't sweat it!!  You must be a pretty busy guy.

bye bye For now aND ALL OF THE VERY BEST Hugh

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Sender:  ucsj@ucsj.com
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Richard Cleland

I work for a grass-roots organization that monitors antisemitism and human
rights violations in the former Soviet Union.  The Union of Councils for
Soviet Jews was established 26 years ago to advocate for Refuseniks who
were denied exit from the Soviet Union.  Since then we have expanded to
include campaigns to fight for political prisoners, fair U.S. immigration
policy, and return of Jewish properties, as well as, developing programs to
foster Jewish renewal in FSU communities.  Our own web page is located at

The information provided at this website has proven to be very helpful.
Thank you for taking the time and effort to collect it.  I hope it will
continue to be a valuable source.


Richard Cleland


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

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Sender:  "Prof. Gertz Likhtenshtein" (gertz@bgumail.bgu.ac.il) (by way of
Subject: coba details request

Looking for details about the town of cuba(koba).If could be found some
may be send to:  kallush@bgumail.bgu.ac.il

** 02 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Paul E. Richardson" (71740.1473@compuserve.com)
Subject: How Safe is Russia?


The January cover story in Russian Life magazine is a detailed,
from-the-trenches look at safety, business and personal, in Russia.
Drawing on extensive interviews with expats and security experts, Russian
Life offers a balanced, sober picture from the ground that you'd expect
from the leading magazine of Russian culture, business, history and travel.
The article also features dozens of useful tips for doing business safely,
proferred by the international security firm, Kroll & Associates.

Also in the January issue: 450th anniversary of Ivan the Terrible's
coronation; new Russian designers; how to pick safe accommodations; and
much more, including monthly features like Survival Russian, Cuisine and
Russian Calendar.

Russian Life is the 40-year-old, 32-page, monthly color magazine of Russian
history, culture, business and travel, published by RIS Publications, of
Montpelier, VT. An annual subscription costs $29.  Samples of recent
articles, lead stories and departments can be seen at the RIS web site:


[The January lead story will be posted before month's end.  Look now for
the December cover story: An Inside Look at the Russian Customs Service...]

Also available: RusLife Online, a new, FREE electronic supplement to
Russian Life, offering interesting facts, letters, travel tips and news
direct from Moscow.  To subscribe, simply send an email message to:


The body of the message should read:

subscribe ruslife YOUR NAME

** 03 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Barry Reed (barry.reed@cableinet.co.uk)
Subject: I'm on my way (to Minsk)

Hello.  My name is Barry Reed and I work for the Ford Motor Company in the
UK.  I am about to take a one year assignment to our new vehicle
manufacturing plant in Minsk, starting in February.  It would be nice to
make contact with people in Minsk before I go.  I don't speak Russian yet
but will be doing some intensive language training before I leave and I
fully intend to take advantage of my chance to become resonable fluent in
Russian by the time I leave.  Any advice you or your contacts can offer me
(apart from getting some warm clothes - I already know about that...) I
would be grateful.


Barry Reed

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Sender:  C.Hale@mailbox.uq.oz.au (Christine Hale)
Subject: Writing a paper and looking for full text of Russian business

To Whom it may concern,
I desperately need some advice to help my Russsian friend Diana. We have
been looking at various web sites in an attempt to find current
information and/or directly access full text of Russian business
leglislation.We would need download such data. Diana has to write a paper
on this subject and we are hard pressed to find anything. We would also
need to have access to such information in both English and Russian.

Can you help/ or would you know of anyone or anywhere we could try? Thanks

Yours sincerely
Chris Hale

Queensland University Multimedia Library

Any views are my own.

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Sender:  mvs3@po.CWRU.Edu (Maxim V. Soloviev)
Subject: Best phone rates overseas http://ld.net/?synapse


Check http://ld.net/?synapse for unbeatable international
(Russia $.6745/min, Ukraine $.71...) and flat domestic
(12 cents per minute) phone rates.

No service fees. No need to change your Long Distance Co.

Maxim Soloviev (216) 231-2857

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Sender:  "Edward R. Truitt" (etruitt@nwrain.com)
Subject: cultural exch.

Dear Friends and Partners,

I am seeking sponsorship as a cultural exchange, to teach a month long
workshop in American Jazz dance in Moscow this May.  I am a professional
dancer/choreographer/teacher with a masters' in dance.  This past Fall I
was invited to choreograph and dance in a collaborative effort with an
American visual artist based out of Paris.  We did a series of performances
in L.A., Paris, and Moscow.  While in Moscow I was approached to teach a
month long workshop in American Jazz dance.  If all goes well with the
month long workshop, there is interest in forming a school in Moscow of
American dance forms down the road.  I am sure you are well aware of all
the Russian expatriates teaching and influencing the art of dance in the
U.S.  It is a rare opportunity for an American dance teacher to do likewise
in Russia.  It is very difficult for the interested parties in Moscow to
raise funds to fly me out, house me, and pay my fee for this kind of
undertaking.  As I stated, I am seeking sponsorship to fulfill the
financial needs of this project.  Seeking funding, whether private or
public, is not something I have ever done before and welcome any advise and

If there is anything you can do to help with this project I would be very
appreciative.  If you desire any additional information about me or the
project, please contact me ASAP.  Thank you .

        Edward R. Truitt
        5402 97th Ave Ct. W.
        Tacoma, WA  98467

        phone: 206 565-7941
        email: etruitt@nwrain.com

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Sender:  civilsoc@solar.rtd.utk.edu
Subject: Justice Links (xpost from CIVILSOC)

Justice Links is a periodic bulletin which lists on-line resources which
are related in some way to the promotion of the rule of law in the
emerging democracies of the former Soviet Union and worldwide.  Justice
Links is sponsored by The Rule of Law Foundation in Virginia.

A sample issue which CCSI just received listed more than 40 Web sites,

   Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights of the U.S.
   International Immigration & Nationality Law
   Siberian Civic Initiatives Support Center
   National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
   Forensic Science Resources

Each listing includes a brief annotation, the sponsor of the site, the
country the site is located in and the language used.

To subscribe to Justice Links, send an e-mail message:

join justlinks your-email address

to:  listserv@rol.org

The manager of the list is Greg Pearson (greg@rol.org)

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** 08 **********************************************************************

Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell - Maine Business School)
Subject: Caucasus Regional Director - Eurasia Foundation

Perhaps  some  list members will be interested  in  the  attached
position  announcement, or know of interested colleagues.  Please
direct inquiries to Jeff Mosser of the Eurasia Foundation.

         Caucasus Regional Director - Eurasia Foundation

The Eurasia Foundation, a privately managed, nonprofit  grantmak-
ing  organization funded by USAID and private donors, seeks a  US
citizen to fill the  position of Caucasus Regional Director.

Under  the supervision of the Vice President for  Programs,  this
person  will  serve  as the  Eurasia  Foundation  representative,
decision maker, and spokesperson in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbai-

Previous  professional, managerial and analytical  experience  in
the  former  Soviet Union, familiarity  with  USAID  grant-making
procedures,  fluency in Russian, and strong computer  skills  re-
quired. Salary based on experience and good benefits for individ-
ual with appropriate qualifications.

Please forward cover letter and CV by fax or email to:

             Jeff Mosser, Director of Administration
                     The Eurasia Foundation
                  1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
                      Washington, DC 20036
                       Fax: (202) 234-7377
                   Email: jmosser@eurasia.org
                      NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

** 09 **********************************************************************

Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell - Maine Business School)
Subject: Internship Guide for Students in CEE/NIS Studies

The following announcement arrived on CIVILSOC recently, and  may
be  of  interest to some members of the list. I do not  have  any
personal knowledge of this guide, but in time, the site may be  a
useful resource to your students.

                  Guide to Internship Resources
        Students in Post-Soviet and East European Studies

A few months back I asked for help in putting together a guide to
internship  resources for students in Post-Soviet and East  Euro-
pean studies.  After some delay, the guide is due to be online by
the end of January.

It  will be located on the University of Oxford's  Institute  for
Slavonic Studies' WWW page:


It is still uncertain whether a hard copy will be published.

There  is no charge of any sort for being included in the  guide.
I  am looking for help from all ranges of groups and  individuals
that  can  offer internship(s) - paid or unpaid  -  to  students.
While location in the FSU or Eastern Europe is preferable, groups
or individuals doing related work outside the regions are also of
interest. I am looking for information on university study abroad
and exchange programs, as well.

To  be included in the guide, I will need the following  informa-
tion:  organizational name, contact name, e-mail  address.   Some
further  information  would  be extremely useful,  such  as  full
physical  and mailing addresses, description of activities,  type
of  internship(s) available, application procedures and dates  or

For more information, contact:

                           Paul Goode
                      St. Antony's College
                      University of Oxford
            Email: paul.goode@st-antonys.oxford.ac.uk
         Web: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sant0168/index.html

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Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell - Maine Business School)
Subject: Legal Advisor on the Former Soviet Union

The  following  announcement appeared yesterday on  the  CIVILSOC
list,  and  may  be of interest to members of  the  list.   Other
members  may be interested to learn about the Lawyers  Committee.


Since 1978, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights has worked  to
protect and promote fundamental human rights.  Its work is impar-
tial,  holding all governments accountable to the  standards  af-
firmed  in the International Bill of Human Rights.  Its  programs
focus on building the legal institutions and structures that will
guarantee human rights in the long term.  Strengthening independ-
ent human rights advocacy at the local level is a key feature  of
its work.

The Committee seeks a Legal Advisor for its human rights  program
in  the former Soviet Union. Legal Advisor will work in the  Law-
yers  Committee's New York office, under the supervision  of  the
Director of Program and Policy.

Major Responsibilities:

1. To  develop  and  implement the program plan  for  the  former
   Soviet Union, including writing reports and designing advocacy
2. To  help local human rights advocates, through  workshops  and
   legal  advice,  use international human rights  standards  and
   mechanisms in their work.
3. To  inform governments and international  institutions,  espe-
   cially the OSCE and the Council of Europe, about human  rights
   developments in the former Soviet Union.
4. To  build and maintain a constituency for the Lawyers  Commit-
   tee's  work in the former Soviet Union and to help  develop  a
   stable financial base for this work.

The Legal Advisor on the former Soviet Union should have:

*  an  in-depth knowledge of international human rights law,  in-
   cluding  European  law, and its implementation in  the  former
   Soviet Union;
*  proven research, analytical, and writing skills;
*  fluency in Russian;
*  advanced degree in law.

Please send a resume and two writing samples, by January 25, 1997
               Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
                 330 Seventh Avenue, 10th floor
                       New York, NY 10001
                       Fax: (212) 967-0916

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Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System"
Subject: USIA--OIV--Group Proj. for Intl. Vis.-Global Information Highway

USIA--OIV--Group Proj. for Intl. Vis.-Global Information Highway

SPONSOR:  United States Information Agency

SYNOPSIS: Support is provided to develop projects for Multi-Regional Groups
of International Visitors traveling in the United States for periods of
24 to 30 days. Each group will typically consist of from 12 to 30 foreign
visitors in addition to the two to three American escort officers. The
theme is The Global Information Highway.

DEADLINES:  05-07-1997

OBJECTIVES: The sponsor provides support to develop projects for Multi-Regional
Groups of International Visitors traveling in the United States for periods
of 24 to 30 days. Each group will typically consist of from 12 to 30 foreign
visitors in addition to the two to three American escort officers, selected
by USIA, who accompany them. Groups will be comprised of American Embassy
contacts in the fields of government, politics, economics, journalism and
the media, social processes, and business. Many programs begin in Washington,
D.C., with an orientation and overview of the issues and a central examination
of federal policies regarding these issues. Project itineraries should
include urban and rural small communities in distinctive geographical and
cultural regions of the U.S. Participants in the projects will be foreign
leaders or potential leaders selected by U.S. embassy committees abroad.

This solicitation, The Global Information Highway, will review the activities
of major contributors to the information revolution, including software
companies, telecommunications conglomerates and entrepreneurs, entertainment
companies, and consumer and public interest groups. Issues studied will
include uses of the information highway by educational institutions to
promote access to learning and by businesses to facilitate communication
as well as sales. Debates such as those over the conflict between the free
flow of information and a need to control undesirable information will
be highlighted. Implications of national interest in and attempts to regulate
an increasingly borderless information flow will be examined by experts
and advocates on both sides of the issue. This project is intended for
technology industry businesspeople, managers, engineers, regulators, educators,
academic and journalist observers of technology and culture, as well as
entrepreneurs active in developing information resources.

RESTRICTIONS: Eligible applicants are public and private non-profit

Project dates are 08/07/97 to 08/28/97. The Agency anticipates that awards
to cover administrative and indirect costs (where applicable) will be less
than $20,400. Grants awarded to eligible organizations with less than four
years of experience in conducting international exchange programs will
be limited to $60,000; however, it is not expected that any of the projects
in this announcement will cost $60,000 or less. Cost sharing is recommended.

Application forms and guidelines are available. All communications with
USIA concerning this announcement should refer to the above title and reference
number E/VP-97-1. Faxed documents will not be accepted. Source: Federal
Register (10/10/96) Vol. 61, No. 198, pp. 53264-70. (kal)


CONTACT INFO: Paul Kreutzer or Colleen Fowler; Group Projects Division
(E/VP); 301 4th Street, S.W.; Room 255; Washington, DC 20547; U.S.A.

Telephone:  202-205-3058; FAX:  202-205-0792

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