Digest for 97-01-13 (fwd)

Sender: natasha@alice.ibpm.serpukhov.su (Bulashova Natalia)
Subject: Digest for 97-01-13

                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .


01-13 January 97  Sender:  romanov@telis.org
                  Subject: returned from Ekaterinburg

02-13 January 97  Sender:  eblender@brynmawr.edu
                  Subject: looking for NGO opportunities

03-13 January 97  Sender:  cmhscub@ionet.net
                  Subject: world geography for ninth and tenth grade students


01-13 January 97  Sender:  pgross@flash.net
                  Subject: st petersburg ballet

02-13 January 97  Sender:  "Greg Sango" (gsango@rclink.net)
                  Subject: Karelian "Living Treasure" Artist

03-13 January 97  Sender:  GlenOVinc@aol.com
                  Subject: Russian Visa help

04-13 January 97  Sender:  Alexander Gruntsev (grampo@aie.msk.su)
                  Subject: Re: Russian Sports

05-13 January 97  Sender:  Eric Fenster (efenster@igc.apc.org)
                  Subject: Moscow/Paris study trips deadline

06-13 January 97  Sender:  "mario santa ana yslas" (santaana@infosel.net.mx)
                  Subject: adopting two girls

07-13 January 97  Sender:  Fil (filipp@phyast.pitt.edu)
                  Subject: AUKTSYON is playing in  Boston on Fri.

08-13 January 97  Sender:  Martin Ryle (RYLE@urvax.urich.edu)
                  Subject: CFP: TROTSKY AND THE REVOLUTION, MOSCOW,
                           OCT 97 (x-post from HRUSSIA)

09-13 January 97  Sender:  "IGOR SEVERINE" (p96sev21@sirius.ceu.hu)
                  Subject: Education Funding

10-13 January 97  Sender:  Sender: mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell)
                  Subject: CCI/PEP Program for Russian and Ukrainian

11-13 January 97  Sender:  Sender: mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell)
                  Subject: Internship-Russian Information & Business
                           Center, Washington

12-13 January 97  Sender:  gender@ceu.hu
                  Subject: Gender Studies at CEU -- applications due soon

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


WHAT'S NEW . . .


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Sender:  romanov@telis.org
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Joe Mazzini

I just got on the Internet.  This is the first web site I have visited.
There will be more from me to follow because I recently returned from an
incredible visit to Ekaterinburg, a place populated by the most wonderful
people in the world!

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Sender:  eblender@brynmawr.edu
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Erik Blender

Current grad student in Russian at Bryn Mawr College.  Summer program
director for American Council of Teacher's of Russian at Moscow State
University.  Looking for NGO opportunities to use my experience in and
knowledge of Russia.

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

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


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

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Sender: pgross@flash.net
Subject: st petersburg ballet

We are going to russia june 97 on one of the river trips starting in
moscow and wish to find tickets to the ballet in st. petersburg as we
heard that it was something not to miss, once in a lifetime, etc.

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Sender:  "Greg Sango" (gsango@rclink.net)
Subject: Karelian "Living Treasure" Artist

Dear Friend & Partners:

Have quest that I need help in completing!. I have been blessed with the
opportunity to travel to Karela and in particular the city of Petrozavodsk.
While visiting a friend I now consider my best friend in my life I met a
man considered by the people of Karelia a "Living Treasure" artist.

His name is Vladimir Balandin his gift is bone carving. His most valuable
carvings are of mammoth tusk. Vladimir balandin was born in 1953 in the
village of Karpogory of the Arkhangelsk region. He is a trained artist that
has 12 pieces of his work in the Russian Musuem in St Petersburg. Vladimir
presently lives in Karelia in Petrozavodsk.

I have personally met Vladimir and have been graced with the opportunity to
own two pieces of his work. I have some personal photos of his work and a
VCR tape converted from the European format that shows some of his
unbelieveable pieces of work. When visiting with Vladimir I promised him
that I would do everything that I could to get his work and possible
Vladimir here to the United States so the rest of the world can appreciate
his gift. I will gladly work with any person or or organization that would
be interested in  contacting me about Vladimir and my quest. My e-mail
address is:   gsango@rclink.net

Many thanks Greg Sango

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Sender:  GlenOVinc@aol.com
Subject: Russian Visa help

Once again I am turning to Friends and Partners for help.  I have already
purchased non-refundable tickets for a trip to Perm, Russia, departing Jan
31st.  The problem is that I do not yet have a Russian visa.  I've been
trying to contact someone with Russian Youth Hostels and Tourism in
California for a month now with no luck.  I also recently sent an e-mail
request for help to a company called IRO Travel but have not received a
response yet (hopefully, I will).  I don't think I can afford the cost
associated with a tourist visa (paid hotel reservations), and I don't have
time to get the invitation needed for a home-stay visa.  What I need is
support for a business visa.  If anyone out there can help me, I'd
appreciate it greatly.  Also, I should be able to carry a small package to
Moscow or Perm for someone if there is anyone out there who needs that kind
of help.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!

Glen Vincent

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Sender:  Alexander Gruntsev (grampo@aie.msk.su)
Subject: Re: Russian Sports

Dear Mr. Robert L. Kozul and Friends,

You asked about references to sources with information about sports in

One of the best Russian newspapers about sport is available online
in full image at:

"Bolel'shik" - http://www.russianstory.com/infcoll/bol/bol.htm

This is a full color weekly Russian newspaper which covers sport
events in Russia and internationally.

Archive of this resource is freely searchable via Russian Story
Press Rover (Russian Java WebKeyboard):


I made a search for references to articles covering "Spartak"
team and its achivements. The result list was limited by 50 references.
Press Rover supports different Russian encodings. Select the coding
you want to see the results.





Best wishes and I hope you will like the Press Rover,

Alexander Gruntsev

President and CEO,
Russian Story, Inc.

Russian Periodicals Online

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Sender:  Eric Fenster (efenster@igc.apc.org)
Subject: Moscow/Paris study trips deadline

If you might want to participate on the study trips to Moscow and/or Paris
that examine the political, economic and social changes in Russia and/or
the European Union, please contact me directly by e-mail to receive the
details and draft schedules.

Adults, not just students, from any country are welcome and knowledge of
Russian or French is not necessary.

It is extremely important for the composition of the groups to be completed
so that practical arrangements can be confirmed.

The planned dates of the different options are:

a. Moscow 09 May-07 Jun
b. Paris  06 Jun-22 Jun
c. Moscow 21 Jun-20 Jul
d. Moscow, then Paris
e. Paris, then Moscow

These short courses have been offered since 1976.

Eric Fenster

71450.1223@compuserve.com  or  efenster@igc.org

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Sender:  "mario santa ana yslas" (santaana@infosel.net.mx)
Subject: adopting two girls





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

Sender:  Fil (filipp@phyast.pitt.edu)
Subject: AUKTSYON is playing in Boston on Fri

!!!  AUKTSYON !!!

Will perform live in Boston, MA on Friday, January 17th.  First time in the

AUKTSION is the Russian Rock Legend....  talented and provocative as the
Russian Rock could and should be.

Experience the music.  Relax.  Dance.  Jump.  Do whatever you want.  Grab a
beer and hang out with the band after the concert.

     Aurora Ship
     310 Congress Street
     Boston, MA 02110

Tickets, links, band info - go to:
http://www.deneg.net   and order online
write to concert@deneg.net

Tickets are limited!

Check out this page with AUKTSION discography in pictures:
or their homepage in Russia (!):

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Sender:  Martin Ryle (RYLE@urvax.urich.edu)

(x-post from HRUSSIA)

P.O. Box 1890
New York, NY


An International Scientific Conference on the subject of
"Leon Trotsky and the Russian Revolution: 1917 - 1997
will be held in Moscow October 10-12, 1997

The aim of the conference will be to discuss a wide range of issues
connected with the Russian revolution of 1917, the role of Leon
Trotsky in its realization and his contribution to a scientific
annalysis of it.

The discussion will include the following themes:

     1. The nature and character of the Russian Revolution.
     2. The role of Leon Trotsky in the Russian revolution, the
     Comintern, as military commander, and the Brest Peace, etc.
     3. The social and economic system formed as a result of the
     Russian Revolution, Trotsky and NEP, Trotsky and culture.
     4. The formation of the Soviet system, Trotsky and Stalinism,
     the problems of "Thermidor", Trotsky and the prospects for

Those who wish to participate in the conference must inform the
Organizing Committee by May 1, 1997. If you will require an
invitation from Russia in order to obtain a visa, you must include
your passport name, your address, date of birth, passport number,
and place of work and address so we can send you an invitation in
conformity with the requests of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of
the Russian Federation. If you plan to make a presentation, please
also include the theme of your report and the projected title.

Contact the Organizing Committee in Russia:

  Russian Federation
  117218 Moscow
  Ul. Krasikova, 27
  Russian Academy of Sciences, Room 620
  Professor M.I. Voyeikov; Tel: (w) 095 332-4525; (h) 095 326-3497


  The Committee for the Study of Leon Trotsky's Legacy at the
  address on the letterhead; tel: 718-636-5446;

  e-mail: mvogt@igc.apc.org


  In the U.K., Terry Brotherstone (Aberdeen University; phone
  01224 272466; fax 01224 272203; e-mail t.brotherstone@abdn.ac.uk)
  or Hillel Ticktin (Glasgow University; phone 0141 330 5594; fax
  01555 840057; e-mail gkfa02@udcf.gla.ac.uk).

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

Sender:  "IGOR SEVERINE" (p96sev21@sirius.ceu.hu)
Subject: Education Funding

I am currently enrolled in a Masters Programme in Political Science
Department at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.  In
July, 1996 I graduated from Minsk State Linguistic University, Republic of

My major interests are International Economic Relations , Political Economy
of Transition Period, and Structural Adjustment of the countries of Central
/ Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

I am interested in pursuing postgraduate studies in the USA. Your Web-site
provide extensive information for US residents interested in Central /
Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.  However, I would be obliged to
you, if you could provide me with the information regarding education
funding opportunities for Central / Eastern Europe and the former Soviet
Union residents.

Being the citizen of Republic of Belarus and living in Hungary, I am
deprived of the information, provided by both Hungarian and Belarusan
divisions of USIA or any similar organisations.  Therefore, I tend to rely
on the help of other sources.

Thank you in advance for you assistance.


Igor Severine,

Central European University,
Political Science Department,
Nador ut., 9
1051, Budapest, Hungary.
Fax: (361) 327-3001
E-mail address: p96sev21@sirius.ceu.hu

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Sender: mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell)
Subject: CCI/PEP Program for Russian and Ukrainian Entrepreneurs

I  have today received the attached announcement from the  Center
for  Citizen Initiatives. Perhaps some U.S. list members know  of
colleagues who would like to become involved, or  civic/corporate
organizations which might provide points of contact.

              The Productivity Enhancement Program
                 Center for Citizen Initiatives

American  citizens have an opportunity to  assist  private-sector
development in Russia and Ukraine.

The Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) is an intensive train-
ing  program created to increase Russian and  Ukrainian  domestic
production.   Russian and Ukrainian entrepreneurs are brought  to
the U.S. for month-long training programs to acquire  information
on management skills, methods of production and new technologies.
This is a unique opportunity for fledgling Russian and  Ukrainian
business people to learn how to function in a free market  econo-
my,  and to gain hands-on experience in many aspects  of  running
their own companies.

American volunteers can assist PEP by becoming regional coordina-
tors, enlisting local civic clubs (Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions,  etc.)
to sponsor Russian delegations to their communities, volunteering
their companies as training sites for the Russian  manufacturers,
or identifying corporate contacts for CCI.

PEP  concentrates on manufacturers involved in  food  processing,
clothing,  construction, health, and other consumer-related  pro-
ducts.  The program's principal goal is to increase production to
build grassroots economic and political stability.

PEP  is  one of several foreign assistance programs  run  by  the
Center  for Citizen Initiatives, a non-profit agency  devoted  to
the  development  and advancement of "agents of  change"  in  the
countries of the former Soviet Union.  The Center was established
in  1983, and has since run education, training,  internship  and
consulting  programs with that goal in mind.  We are  located  in
San Francisco, but conduct programs throughout the United States.

For  more  information, please feel free to contact  any  of  the
numbers/addresses below.

                Productivity Enhancement Program
                 Center for Citizen Initiatives
                     3268 Sacramento Street
                     San Francisco, CA 94115
                        Tel: 415-346-1875
                        Fax: 415-346-3731
                    Email: ccipep@igc.apc.org
                   Web: http://www.igc.org/cci

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Sender: mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell - Maine Business School)
Subject: Internship-Russian Information & Business Center, Washington

The  attached announcement arrived today. Perhaps some list  mem-
bers  know  of students would be interested  in  this  internship

       Internships - Russian Information & Business Center
                         Washington, DC

The  Russian  Information & Business Center seeks  part-time  and
full-time interns with a strong interest in Russia and the former
Soviet  Union  for the winter (Jan-May), summer  (June-Aug)   and
fall  (Sept-Dec)  semesters. All positions  are  unpaid.  Working
schedule  and deadlines are flexible. Great opportunity  to  work
with native Russian speaking people.

Interns will be assisting with researching and editing of Russia-
related business and political publications, atlases and CD-ROMS.
Attend  hearings, conferences, briefings and seminars  on  Russia
and NIS.  The responsibilities of interns are negotiable, depend-
ing on experience and interests.

Requires:  degree in Russian Studies, Business, Journalism,  His-
tory,  Political  Science or related area; attention  to  detail;
strong English writing skills.

Send resume and cover letter to:

                     Internship Coordinator
              Russian Information & Business Center
                         P.O. Box 15343
                       420 7th Street, SE
                      Washington, DC 20003

                        Fax: 202-546-3275
                        Tel: 202-547-3800
                    E-Mail: rusric@erols.com

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Sender:  gender@ceu.hu
Subject: Gender Studies at CEU -- applications due soon

Dear Friends,

I apologise that this notice comes so near to the deadline, but I was
persuaded by another friend to post here announcing that the CEU
Program on Gender and Culture will be accepting applications for the
class of 1997-98 until FEBRUARY 1. This means that there's just
enough time to apply if you're interested.

The following is a description of our program in gender studies.
Further questions should be addressed to Christina at
(gender@ceu.hu) or to the CEU admissions office on

we look forward to hearing from you!

the Central European University
is pleased to announce
Which is currently accepting applications for
academic year 1997-1998

The Gender Studies program is open to students from anywhere
 with a master's degree of equivalent. ACCEPTED STUDENTS

The Program
The field of gender studies is rich and diverse, full of controversy
and active debates on significant questions concerning gender
differences and inequalities. In their transitions, the countries of
East-Central Europe have seen dramatic changes in politics, culture
and society, changes whose gendered dimensions need to be studied.

The Program on Gender and Culture aims to furnish advanced graduate
students and junior faculty with specialized training in gender
studies enabling them to develop their own research projects and teach
gender studies in their home institutions.

The program offers graduates a one-year interdisciplinary certificate
and will seek accreditation for a Master's degree in 1996-97.

Entry Requirements
Interested individuals may apply to the Gender Studies program by
following the general CEU application guidelines found in the
Application Bulletin (available by returning an e-mail message to me
with a mailing address, or looking on the Web -- http://www.ceu.hu)
and are expected to have an MA degree (or its equivalent). Places are
available for up to 15 students per year.

Program Structure
Students pursue a course of study which includes the following
* Core Colloquium in Gender Studies
* Individual tutorials with a faculty member chosen from the
   student's field of specialization
* Selected seminars from the Gender Studies Program and from
   other CEU departments/programs with gender-related content
* Research and writing colloquium in Gender Studies
* Thesis based on original research
* Oral examination and thesis defense

Budapest, Hungary
Warsaw, Poland

The Central European University is an international institution for
post-graduate study and research. Founded by Hungarian-American
philanthropist George Soros in 1991, CEU promotes educational
development and policy-making throughout Central and Eastern Europe
and the former Soviet Union. CEU has an absolute charter from the
Board of Regents of the State of New York (US).

Up to 500 FELLOWSHIPS are offered to students from Central and
Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (CEE/fSU); a limited
number of financial aid packages are also available for non-CEE/fSU
students. Applications are now being accepted for the 1997/98 academic

During the 1996/97 academic year, the CEU enrolled 534 students, drawn
from over 35 countries, including all the countries of CEE/fSU,
Western Europe, North America and Asia. Of these, 93% were of a
CEE/fSU nationality.

Over 60 professors and lecturers teach at CEU, hailing from countries
around the world, including Austria, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, the
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Poland,
Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United
States. Visiting professors give frequent lectures and seminars, thus
exposing students to highly respected academics from such institutions
as Cambridge, the University of Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Lancaster,
the London School of Economics, Manchester, the New School for Social
Research, Oxford, the University of California, Los Angeles and the
University of California, Berkeley, and Rutgers among others.

Admission to the Central European University is based on an overall
evaluation of the candidate, including academic achievement, language
skills, strength of recommendations, work experience, the applicant's
expectations of the program, future plans and general compatibility
with the aims of the department.

Up to 500 full fellowships are available to students from Central and
Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (CEE/fSU).

A limited number of financial aid packages are available for
qualified students from non-CEE/fSU countries. These awards
are determined on the basis of academic merit by an inter-
departmental committee. Some work-study positions are also
available for non-CEE/fSU students.

Scholarships may also be available through various national
organisations such as DAAD and the Fulbright Commission.

For additional information please contact:

CEU Admissions Office
Nador u. 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungary
Tel: (36-1) 327-3009, Fax: (36-1) 327-3211
Email: external@ceu.hu, admissions@ceu.hu
WWW site: http://www.ceu.hu

Programme on Gender and Culture
Budapest 1051
Nador u. 9
Tel: +36-1/327-3034
Fax: +36-1/327-3001

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