Digest for 97-01-10

                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .


01-10 January 97  Sender:  cmhscub@ionet.net
                  Subject: geography and technology education

02-10 January 97  Sender:  mapa@bellatlantic.net
                  Subject: Nizhniy Novgorod


01-10 January 97  Sender:  "Robert L. Kozul" (kozulrl*uni@unidial.com)
                  Subject: RE:Information Needed

02-10 January 97  Sender:  TropAir@mail.interoz.com
                  Subject: Help needed.....

03-10 January 97  Sender:  CRMN87A@prodigy.com (MRS RUTH J PEAK)
                  Subject: list of colleges/univ. that teach Russian

04-10 January 97  Sender:  dmerrill@solar.rtd.utk.edu (Deane Merrill)
                  Subject: slavyanka seeks new director of music

05-10 January 97  Sender:  "D. Gotham" (103443.502@CompuServe.COM)
                  Subject: Internships in Seattle

06-10 January 97  Sender:  russia-rail@netinfo.com.au (Athol Yates)
                  Subject: Russia by Rail Guide 1st Update

07-10 January 97  Sender:  David (david@wvb.gomel.by)
                  Subject: RE: Digest for 97-01-08

08-10 January 97  Sender:  Alexander Gruntsev (grampo@aie.msk.su)
                  Subject: Award to Argumenti i Facti

09-10 January 97  Sender:  "Jonathan T. Holt" (jtholt@aloha.net)
                  Subject: unidentified characters

10-10 January 97  Sender:  Belmagnews@aol.com
                  Subject: Announcing BELARUS MAGIC NEWS

11-10 January 97  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell)
                  Subject: Fulbright Young Essayist Awards

12-10 January 97  Sender:  Bohdan@TRYZUB.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj)
                  Subject: The Ukrainian Weekly Preview (plus TOC!)

13-10 January 97  Sender: "Funding Opportunity System"
                  Subject: Grants for American Scientists Hosting Colleagues
                           from the FSU in Radioactive Waste Management

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


WHAT'S NEW . . .


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

Sender:  cmhscub@ionet.net
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Lisa Southerland (fwd)

I teach world geography for ninth and tenth grade students and I am always
looking for international sites for them to gain experience in geography
and technology.  This looks like a great place to start.  If anyone has any
specifics e-mail me @ cmhscub@ionet.net.  Thanks

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

Sender: mapa@bellatlantic.net
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Abigail White

Hi!  I visited Nizhniy Novgorod, June 8-21, 1996.  I loved the city and the
people I got to meet.  I stayed at the same hotel as 4 popular rock and
roll bands and attended their concert at their request.  I was very
impressed even though the only speak about 5 Russian words.  But with the
help of Ann Kulachova and Eugene (I don't know his last name), two 18 y.o.
Russian students I was able to have a wonderful time, thanks to their
translation!!!!  I also met a great guy, Sergey Chumack, that attends the
Linguistics school in Nizhniy.  I would like to find him, so if you are out
there,or know him, please write back!  e-mail: mapa@bellatlantic.net


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

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

Sender:  "Robert L. Kozul" (kozulrl*uni@unidial.com)
Subject: RE:Information Needed

     I am a seventh grade USA Student. My class is studying Russia. I
have to give a report on Sports and Recreation in Russia. I am having
difficulty finding information on these topics. I have some information
on the Spartak Team but need to know what other sports Russians enjoy. I
would appreciate any information or suggestions you may offer. Thank

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

Sender:  Tropical Airlines & Tropical Airbrush (TropAir@mail.interoz.com)
Subject: Help needed.....

I am currently writing a book which has many Russian characters. I
would like to establish contact with someone (preferably in Russia) that
can assist me in issues such as: Russian personal names (male and
female), basic Russian phrases such as: Hello, Goodbye, Thankyou,
Please, Excuse me, etc., and probably more as I continue with my
project. Also I will need questions answered regarding Russian
geography, and recent history in the 1950's and 1960's.
	Any help that you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
	Thank you.....

				Bob Deremer

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

Sender:  CRMN87A@prodigy.com (MRS RUTH J PEAK)
Subject: list of colleges/univ. that teach Russian

Where can I get a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. that
teach Russian???

** 04 **********************************************************************

Sender:  dmerrill@solar.rtd.utk.edu (Deane Merrill)
Subject: slavyanka seeks new director of music

Will you please post this announcement in the Friends and Partners mailing
list, and any other relevant mailing lists to which you subscribe?

Thank you!
Deane Merrill, Slavyanka Chorus

Slavyanka seeks Director of Music

TheSlavyanka Men's Russian Chorus (San Francisco) is now seeking a
Director of Music, to start July 1, 1997.  This is a paid part-time
position, with salary to be determined by qualifications and experience.
The Director of Music has primary responsibility for music selection,
preparation and performance; in addition, he/she will participate in board
meetings and business activities.

Slavyanka is an amateur chorus with 25 members, mostly non-Russians.  The
group rehearses weekly in San Francisco, and gives approximately 15-20
concerts per year in the San Francisco Bay area, Northern and Central
California.  The chorus has produced highly acclaimed recordings on the
Harmonia Mundi label, and has toured twice in the former Soviet Union.  The
repertoire (all a cappella) is primarily Russian secular music and
liturgical music of the Russian Orthodox Church, but includes also
selections from the Balkans and other areas of the former USSR.

Additional information is on
Slavyanka's Web page (http://www.friends-partners.org/slavyanka)
Interested applicants should
contact Slavyanka president
Andy Anderson (androssl@ix.netcom.com)
(home 510-527-2091, work 510-540-8096)

** 05 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "D. Gotham" (103443.502@CompuServe.COM)
Subject: Internships in Seattle

*  Foundation for Russian/American Economic Cooperation
*  1932 First Avenue, Suite 803
*  Seattle, WA 98101
*  Tel.  206.443.1935  Fax.  206.443.0954
*  http://speakeasy.org/fraec


The Foundation for Russian American Economic Cooperation is currently
seeking two interns to start working in January 1997.

The Foundation is a non-profit membership organization enjoying the support
of over 160 private companies and individuals throughout the Puget Sound
Region.  It administers a wide range of programs designed to foster trade
and economic development between the Pacific Northwest and Russia,
particularly the Russian Far East.  In meeting its mission, the Foundation
operates two business centers in Russia, delivers a variety of training
programs, works with U.S. and Russian government agencies on trade policy
issues, and serves as a clearinghouse for Russian trade related

Description of Intern Activities

One internship position will be to support the operations of the American
Business Centers in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Khabarovsk.  The ABCs are part of
a U.S. Dept.  of Commerce program which has 13 ABCs strategically located
throughout the NIS. The ABCs provide business support services, such as
office space and computer usage, as well as items such as market research
services to U.S. companies operating in the NIS. These services are
designed to promote U.S. exports and presence in key regions of the NIS.

The activities of the internship will include supporting the administrative
aspects of the ABCs, responding to inquiries for information, developing
marketing and informational pieces, conducting research on selected topics
pertaining to Sakhalin Island, and developing industry specific databases,
among other activities.

The second position will focus on gathering and writing articles for the
Foundation's monthly fax newsletter, and will also include administrative
support for the Foundation's other programs.  Primarily, the projects would
be related, but not limited to, the Foundation's training programs for
Russian officials and entrepreneurs, as well as Americans who are operating
in Russia.

Qualifications for both positions include an active interest in Russia,
good verbal and written communication skills, good research skills, and an
ability to complete tasks thoroughly and independently.  The internships
are open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

Minimum commitment is one quarter, though a two quarter commitment is
preferred.  12-15 hours/week.  The internship is unpaid, but offers
excellent opportunities for getting involved in the U.S./Russia trade
picture, networking, and participating in general Foundation events.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Robbyn Kistler
Program Manager
Foundation for Russian American Economic Cooperation
1932 First Ave., Suite 803
Seattle, WA  98101
Tel:  206-443-1935
Fax: 206-443-0954
Email: robbynk@fraec.org

Thank you for your interest!

*  Foundation for Russian/American Economic Cooperation
*  1932 First Avenue, Suite 803
*  Seattle, WA 98101
*  Tel.  206.443.1935  Fax.  206.443.0954
*  http://speakeasy.org/fraec

** 06 **********************************************************************

Sender:  russia-rail@netinfo.com.au (Athol Yates)
Subject: Russia by Rail Guide 1st Update

10 January 1997

The first update from the guide, Russia by Rail including Belarus &
Ukraine, has just been released.

Despite the almost daily changes in Russia, the guidebook will maintain its
currency because regular updates can be downloaded free from the Internet.
The downloads will include information on a range of subjects including
updates on prices, new hotels, and visa rule changes plus additional
interesting background information, traveller's feedback and other travel

Although Russia by Rail has only been available since September 1996, the
first update is already available. It consists of about 14,000 words which
were deleted by the publisher to keep the book's size down to a massive 500

Updates will be produced every 3 to 6 months and they can be downloaded or
viewed via the World Wide Web from the Australian web site

This media release is available from

          Email: russia-rail@russia-rail.com
         WWW home: http://www.russia-rail.com
            Manager: Athol Yates, author of
Russia by Rail (Sep 1996) & Siberian BAM Railway Guide (Dec 1995)

** 07 **********************************************************************

Sender:  David (david@wvb.gomel.by)
Subject: RE: Digest for 97-01-08

Greeting From Belarus,

I would be interested in assisting a US organization interested in this

I can assist with Belarus.

I can assist in Project Writing, Submission, Planning, Implementation.

David Stickney

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

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

Sender:  Alexander Gruntsev (grampo@aie.msk.su)
Subject: Award to Argumenti i Facti

Dear Friends,

The leading Russian newspaper - Argumenti i Facti was recognized as the
best forign newspaper of 1996 in London, UK.

Today its circulation went over 3.5 million copies!

Now you may easely receive current copies of this famous Russian newspaper
in its original form, including all photos, charts and design where ever in
the world you are!  And the price is three times lower then regular paper
subscription, but no delays - get today's copy today!

   Argumenti i Facti:


   AiF digest (best stories from AiF supplements):


Full image archive of back issues is also available.  The archive is easely
and freely searchable using special Russian-language Java keyboard.  Give
it a try and see what Russian press wrote on a particular question or

   Press Rover:


Your comments are highly welcomed.

Yours friendly,

Alexander N. Gruntsev
President and CEO,
Russian Story, Inc.

Russian Periodicals Online

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

Sender:  "Jonathan T. Holt" (jtholt@aloha.net)
Subject: unidentified characters

Dear Friends;
I can read the cyrillic alphabet on your pages that reads friends and
partners, but the other fonts that look like A's with dots and O's with
lines through them are alien to me.  What do I have to do to correct
this font problem so that I can read the Russian in cyrillic rather than
these unidentified characters??
Thank You,
Jonathan Holt

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Sender:  Belmagnews@aol.com
Subject: Announcing BELARUS MAGIC NEWS

Announcing BELARUS MAGIC NEWS, a free private e-mailing list (_not_ a_
LISTSERV_) maintained for those interested
in_detailed_and_extensive_information_ about Belarus. Information distributed
is intended for not-for-profit use.

This list is intended to go alongside with other Former Soviet Union and
Eastern Europe related lists and groups that provide general information
about that region. MAGIC NEWS disseminates _more_in-depth,_ and_ specific_
information, news wires, commentaries, and briefs on political, economic,
Human Rights situation, or any other issues in Belarus, which can be of
interest to its members. The list provides timely and up-to-date coverage of
events in Belarus.

This information comes mostly from western and Russian news sources. Most of
them cannot be found otherwise or available only through tedious search on
the NET or in mass media. Members of the list _share_ information with each
other as on any other list for _personal_non-commercial_ use_.

BELARUS MAGIC NEWS is _not_a_high_volume_list_ (on average 1 bulletin a day),
sometime broadcasts may have _considerable_size_ (up to 30 kB_each_) due to
its detailed nature and come in more than one bulletin depending on the
developments in Belarus. No discussions take place on it, since it _only_
distributes_ information.

If you are interested to be placed on this list, please, write
_directly_to_me_  at (belmagnews@aol.com)  and I will be happy to subscribe

In your request, please, briefly specify your professional/business
affiliation (if any) and why you have an interest in this service. If you do
not do it, I will have to contact you individually for this by e-mail and it
may delay your subscription.

Also, feel free to forward this announcement  to anyone who may be

Sincerely yours,

Patrick Colebright



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Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell - Maine Business School)
Subject: Fulbright Young Essayist Awards

The  attached announcement arrived on the net today.  Although  I
doubt that we have any list members young enough to be  eligible,
perhaps  some  U.S. list members know of students  who  might  be
                Fulbright Young Essayists Awards
The  Fulbright Young Essayists Awards are a new nationwide  essay
scholarship program for students grades 7 through 12.  The Awards
were  created  in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of  the  Ful-
bright Program and serve to promote an understanding of  interna-
tional  cross-cultural issues among students and honor the  coun-
try's top young writers.

The  new program is open to all students in grades 7-12  who  are
currently enrolled in public or non-public schools in the  United
States,  United States territories, and  United  States-sponsored
schools abroad.

Students  may  select  from three questions,  arranged  by  grade
levels,  which  explore international issues  and  cross-cultural

A  total of twelve students will receive scholarship  prizes,  in
the  form of $500 - $2,500 bonds redeemable upon  graduation,  as
well as other opportunities.

Sponsored  by  the United States Information Agency and  the  Al-
liance for Young Artists & Writers, the Awards are made  possible
through private contributions.

For more information on the Essay Awards, please see the web file
at the following address:


If  you do not have web capability, you may request the  file  by
sending e-mail, using the following instructions:

1. Address e-mail to: agroa@cobra.tec.mn.us
2. Leave SUBJECT blank
     send http://www.usia.gov/education/fulbright50/contest.htm
4. Then SEND the message

Interested  individuals  may also contact Linda  Rotunno  in  the
Office of Academic Programs, Room 202, phone (202) 619-6409.

** 12 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Bohdan@TRYZUB.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj)
Subject: Ukraine FAQ Plus: The Ukrainian Weekly Preview (plus TOC!)


   The latest *preview* of the Ukrainian Weekly is now available
on the Ukraine FAQ Plus site!  This is an exclusive regular
feature each week containing timely and the most up to date
information on Ukraine and the Ukrainian Diaspora available
on Internet.

* * * * * * *
A new feature - the Table of Contents (TOC) for the issue is now available!
* * * * * * *

The Ukrainian Weekly is the largest weekly newspaper (in English) extant in
the Western world covering Ukrainian issues both in Ukraine and in the
Ukrainian Diaspora.  The preview is available on Internet at the address of
the Ukraine FAQ Plus Project.  You can obtain subscription information in
order to read the complete articles when you visit the web-site.  The
Ukrainian Weekly is funded by the Ukrainian National Association and your
subscriptions.  Their website may be perused at http://www.tryzub.com/UNA/.

We also have a new little section in the "About Ukraine" page where people
may request that their pages dealing (accurately) with Ukraine may be
enplaced!  Drop us an email at faq@tryzub.com

Please note that one may now browse the FAQ project using an advanced three
dimensional navigational tool.  Point your browser to
http://www.tryzub.com/ for information on how to download the plug-in for
your browser and the actual "mcf" image which is used for this.

The address of the Ukraine FAQ Plus Project is now:


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

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


             	 Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj

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Sender: "Funding Opportunity System"
Subject: Grants for American Scientists Hosting Colleagues from the FSU
         in the Field of Radioactive Waste Management

Grants for American Scientists Hosting Colleagues from the Former Soviet
Union in the Field of Radioactive Waste Management

SPONSOR:  National Research Council

SYNOPSIS: The Office for Central Europe and Eurasia of the National
Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences
offers grants to individual American specialists who wish to collaborate
with their colleagues from the Newly Independent States (NIS) of the former
Soviet Union.  Long-Term Research Grants support American specialists who
wish to host their NIS colleagues for periods of six to twelve months for
research on managing radioactive waste.

DEADLINES:  1997-02-03

OBJECTIVES: Accepted areas of research are policy and practices regarding
environmental restoration and waste management associated with past and
current operations related to the nuclear fuel cycle; problems of process
design, development, and operations related to environmental remediation
and control of materials contaminated by radioactive and other hazardous
waste; research directed at improving the effectiveness, economics, safety,
and public acceptability of methods of handling, storing, and permanently
disposing of radioactive and associated hazardous waste; analyses and
investigations related to waste partitioning to facilitate permanent
disposal; and analyses and investigations related to geological disposal of
wastes; and directly related fields.  Participating countries include
Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia,
Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and

RESTRICTIONS: Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens and permanent residents
who possess or will possess a Ph.D. or equivalent research training and
experience at least six months prior to the requested beginning of their
programs.  Visiting specialists must possess NIS citizenship and must hold
a Ph.D. (kandidat) degree, or research training and experience equivalent
to a doctoral degree.  American specialists whose NIS colleagues are
currently conducting research in the U.S. or are planning to remain in the
U.S. on a permanent basis are ineligible.

MONETARY: Grant Level: $15,000 - $28,000 (includes a maximum of $2,000 per
month for the visitor's living expenses, plus round-trip airfare for the
visitor to the host's city).

CONTACT INFO: 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20418

Telephone:  202-334-3680; FAX:  202-334-2614; Email Address:  OCEE@NAS.EDU

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