Digest for 97-03-04

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

01-04 March 97 Russia's Weather Server


01-04 March 97  Sender:  unenbat@magicnet.mn
                Subject: from Unenbat

02-04 March 97  Sender:  bestcom@mail.sitek.ru
                Subject: from Aleksey

03-04 March 97  Sender:  s946481@buster.uu.edu
                Subject: from Rebecca

04-04 March 97  Sender:  anna@scp.syr.edu
                Subject: from Anna Taylor


01-04 March 97  Sender:  Alexey Vernitskii (asvern@essex.ac.uk)
                Subject: In memoriam Joseph Brodsky

02-04 March 97  Sender:  "Paul E. Richardson" (paulrichardson@compuserve.com)
                Subject: Russian Life & Academy Awards???

03-04 March 97  Sender:  Jessica Leonard (jessica@cip.nsk.su)
                Subject: Seeking an organization that could help a
                         Russian child ...

04-04 March 97  Sender:  Andrei Skougarevsky (avs@newt.phys.unsw.edu.au)
                Subject: Russian Fonts

05-04 March 97  Sender:  "ALEX M. PRESKOVSKY" (alexp1@flash.net)
                Subject: Lost son

06-04 March 97  Sender:  tracy (tlh@rgs.tamu.edu)
                Subject: Women Astronauts

07-04 March 97  Sender:  ZTNA@aol.com
                Subject: Family history

08-04 March 97  Sender:  Naomi Postrel (npstrl@mindspring.com)
                Subject: Russian email correspondent - English language

09-04 March 97  Sender:  Brian Ciufo (brian_ciufo@wordman.com)
                Subject: U.S. Russian-speaking radio broadcasts

10-04 March 97  Sender:  "Alex M. Lidman" (alex@lidman.rosmail.com)
                Subject: parcels delivering

11-04 March 97  Sender:  BarbsBAK@aol.com
                Subject: A Huge Spasiba !

12-04 March 97  Sender:  George M Berkin (74743.1445@CompuServe.COM)
                Subject: Transmit Cyrillic on Internet

13-04 March 97  Sender:  LMadan@aol.com
                Subject: Farm Service Center integrated package

14-04 March 97  Sender:  "Paul E. Richardson" (paulrichardson@compuserve.com)
                Subject: Special offer for teachers of Russian

15-04 March 97  Sender:  mac@MAINE.MAINE.EDU (Dennis McConnell)
                Subject: Website: Center for Civil Society International

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

WHAT'S NEW . . .

Russia's Weather Sever

A new weather service site on The Internet: RUSSIA'S WEATHER
http://meteo.infospace.ru.  This site is maitained as a joint project of
HydroMetCenter of Russia and SMIS IKI RAN.  With best regards

Dr.Evgeny Loupian, head of laboratory.
Space Monitoring Information Support Lab, Space Research Institute RAS
Email:evgeny@d902.iki.rssi.ru  URL:  http://smis.iki.rssi.ru
Phone:  +7 (095) 333 53 13

Please see the Weather section from the News page or directly at



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Sender:  unenbat@magicnet.mn
Subject: from Unenbat

Hello everybody,

I'm Mongolian girl.  I'm very glad for enjoying this site.  I live in
Ulaanbaatar & I want to became a lot of foreign friends.  Also I studying
English.  Thank you.

Best regards,

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Sender:  bestcom@mail.sitek.ru
Subject: from Aleksey

Hello! My name is Aleksey. I am 35 years old. I live in Moscow, Russia.
Write me in Russian. Vsem privet!!!

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Sender:  s946481@buster.uu.edu
Subject: from Rebecca

I was browsing and found this intriguing site.  I am a college student in
Tennessee, USA- and would welcome any international penpals.  I would love
to learn more about countries other than my own- and I would love to share
information about the USA with anyone who is interested.  Thankyou for

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Sender:  anna@scp.syr.edu
Subject: from Anna Taylor

Hi! Just found this site and am impressed! I am planning a trip to Moscow &
Petersburg in July with my husband, and am very excited... I am a 1st gen
American of Russian/Latvian blood (now there's a combo!) so am very

I'm 33, married, with 2 kids (3 & 5) and am interested in just about
anything... My current focus is on Russia and things Russian, including
history, language, reading, and religion... I am Russian Orthodox, and am
struggling to re-educate myself in this regard (we always ignore these
things when we're young) for myself as well as to be able to pass it on to
my kids...

I would love to hear from anyone interested in Russia, whether from Russia
or the US or anywhere else... Also, if there is anyone out there who went
to Camp H.O.P.P. in Ellenville, NY (a Russian summer camp), write me - we
may know each other!

my email is anna@scp.syr.edu

Hope to hear from someone soon!



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

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Sender:  Alexey Vernitskii (asvern@essex.ac.uk)
Subject: In memoriam Joseph Brodsky

I am glad to present a small collection of poetry written by
young Russian poets in the memory of the Nobel prize laureat,
the poet Joseph Brodsky (Iosif Brodskii), who died a year ago.


Alexey Vernitskii

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Sender:  "Paul E. Richardson" (paulrichardson@compuserve.com)
Subject: Russian Life & Academy Awards???

Do Russian Life editors know the future???

The February cover of Russian Life magazine features a film shot of
characters from the new Russian film 'Prisoner of the Caucasus'. The cover
was selected to go with the magazine's lead story on war in Russian art
(the film is based on Tolstoy's film of the same name, and is set in
Chechnya), and the editors call it merely a fortuitous coincidence that the
film has just recently been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign
Film...  The February issue features a review of the film.

To view the cover and read the review, you can buy a subscription to
Russian Life, or point your browser to:


and follow the signs to Russian Life magazine...

COMING IN APRIL: The 200th Anniversary of Peter the Great's "Incognito"
tour of Europe, plus the saga of two Westerners who decided to drive across
Russia, starting out in NorthEast Siberia in Winter!!! Plus, of course,
much much more...

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Sender:  Jessica Leonard (jessica@cip.nsk.su)
Subject: Seeking an organization that could help a Russian child

Dear List Members,

A woman came into our office recently who has a child with cerebral palsy.
She is a single mother who seeks assistance with treatment and therapy for
her child. Does anyone know of any American or international organizations
that could provide treatment for a Russian child in the US or another country?

Thanks for any information you can provide!

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Sender:  Andrei Skougarevsky (avs@newt.phys.unsw.edu.au)
Subject: Russian Fonts

Dear Friends!
If you need some nice russian fonts please visit my home page at


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Sender:  "ALEX M. PRESKOVSKY" (alexp1@flash.net)
Subject: Lost son

To whom it may consern:

I'm trying to find my fathers telephone number and address in ST.
Petersburgh. His name is Roman Preskovsky, If you can help me find him I
would appricate it or if yiu would lead me on the right track of how to
find him would also be greatly appriciated. Please e-mail me back with


Alex R. Preskovsky

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Sender:  tracy (tlh@rgs.tamu.edu)
Subject: Women Astronauts

To Whom It May Concern,

I am searching for the name of the first Black Women Astronaut in the US.
I have searched the web with no luck.  Can you help?

Thank you.

Tracy L. Holligan


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Sender:  ZTNA@aol.com
Subject: Family history

My son and I are planning a trip to the Ukraine in September.  We are going
to Kremenchuk where my father was born.  I would like to establish contact
with someone in Kremenchuk so that I can learn more about the city, things we
should prepare for, how to look up my father's family (if any still exist
there) and everything else we can learn before we go.  Ideally, I would like
to contact someone on the Internet who speaks and writes English and who
lives in Kremenchuk.  If that is not possible, how close to it can I get?

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Sender:  Naomi Postrel (npstrl@mindspring.com)
Subject: Russian email correspondent - English language

Am interested in contacting someone in Russia to exchange email
"conversations" with re Russian historical and cultural subjects. I am
interested in anthropology (cultural), archaeology, genenral history,
comparative folklore, etc. Would like to "talk" with someone old
enough to have been educated under Soviet system and with an educated
perspective on current Russian affairs.

My mother was born in Kiev (1905) and came to US in 1922.  My
husband's parents came to US from Kiev area (circa 1910) but not the
city proper.

Am new to Internet.

Can you help me?

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Sender:  Brian Ciufo (brian_ciufo@wordman.com)
Subject: U.S. Russian-speaking radio broadcasts

We are attempting to locate Russian-speaking radio broadcasts in the
United States in order to provide information on Gaucher disease which
affects Russian-Jews.

Do you know of any?  Your help is greatly appreciated!

Lisa Markwood
Word Management Corporation
Albany, NY
(518) 482-8659

SEND E-MAIL TO:  enlmarkwood@earthlink.net

Thank you!

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Sender:  "Alex M. Lidman" (alex@lidman.rosmail.com)
Subject: parcels delivering

Hello friends!
I'm Alex Lidman from Essentuky, North Caucasus, Russia.
I have a small private advertising agency here which specialise on
promotional goods manufacture. I'm buying in US some things (equipment
parts, transfer paper and so on) for my business.

All the packages are smaller then 100 pounds.

I appreciate anybody send me the faxnumbers of the special servises
which would deliver my purchases to Moscow via couriers. (This way I hope
to pay for delivering only - not for customs.)

Unfortunatly the ordinary post services like UPS, EMS and so on rather
expensive and our customs duty absolutely unexpected.

Thanks to all.

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Sender:  BarbsBAK@aol.com
Subject: A Huge Spasiba !

Open letter to all subscribers of Friends..

Gray Doves International would like to express our heartfelt thanks to
everyone who responded to our call for names and contacts for humanitarian
aid to the elderly !

We appreciate this list service and because of it, we are now able to help
over 100 elderly pensioners in Kazakstan, Ukraine, and Russia.
If there is anyone else out there who would like to become involved, please
e-mail directly...off list to our central office at Barbsbak@aol.com
Thanks again to all of you -- One by one.....we are making a difference !

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Sender:  George M Berkin (74743.1445@CompuServe.COM)
Subject: Transmit Cyrillic on Internet

Can you  help me by explaining in detail what I need to do, and/or need to
have, to send and receive messages written in the Cyrillic font when using the

I have software called "Transcyrillic" wwhich is a "true type" font accepted by
MS Word.  Using that software, I can compose correspondence in Russian, and the
Russian appears on the computer screen, as well as prints on paper.  Printing
the letter allows me to fax messages in Russian.

However, I don't know how to send or receive a document in Russian via
CompuServe and the internet.  Occasionally I see a reference in F&P to
something called KOI-8, but that's an enigma to me.  Can you help?


G M Berkin

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Sender:  LMadan@aol.com
Subject: Farm Service Center integrated package

Dear friends:

I have obtained a consulting assignment with an American company which has
American, Dutch and EBRD investment in a $25 million fully integrated farm
service center one hour south from Kiev.  I have been tasked to find out
about fully integrated commercial software packages that can handle the
volume of a fully integrated farm service center that has the capacity to
store over 200,000 tons of grain, that will process 50,000 tons of soft oil
seeds, that will produce 60,000 tons of balance feed concentrate and will
also sell farm equipment, crop chemicals, fertilizers, seed, farm hardware
and buld petroleum and lubricants.  This software package will have to track
inventory, produce bills of sale and invoices, drive transportation
allocations etc..  Do you know of any industry standards for fully-integrated
farm service centers?  Can you send me some ideas?  Perhaps some farm
journals have advertisements for such software?   Also, there will probably
be some funds available to tailor this program for the specific needs of the
company (Russian - English input for example) and any suggestions about
planning to do this would be useful.

In adddition, I know that there is a mailing list called Rusag about Russian
agriculture that I would like to subscribe to.  Please help me find this
maiking list.  Thank you.  Lewis

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Sender:  "Paul E. Richardson" (paulrichardson@compuserve.com)
Subject: Special offer for teachers of Russian


Russian Life magazine will extend to any and all college and high school
students of the Russian language a free three month trial subscription to
our magazine, Russian Life. Since the magazine covers Russian history,
culture, society, language and travel in what we feel is a fresh, engaging
style, it cannot but help bolster and build your students' interest in
Russia -- especially important in these times of declining enrollments in
Russian language study.

Class lists must be submitted by teachers -- with student names and
addresses, as well as that of the teacher (and a contact number for
verification purposes), to Russian Life, 89 Main Street, Ste 2, Montpelier,
VT 05602. Lists can also be submitted by email to:

If you woud like, we can also fax or mail you a form to pass around and
have students fill out. Just call 802-223-4955 and ask for the Classroom
Free Trial Subscription form.

Best regards,

Paul Richardson

p.s. Students, print this out and give it to your teachers!!!

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Sender:  mac@MAINE.MAINE.EDU (Dennis McConnell, Maine Business School)
Subject: Website: Center for Civil Society International

The  Center for Civil Society International (CCSI)  has  recently
posted information about enhancements on its website. An abbrevi-
ated  version  of the announcement is presented below.  I  should
note  that I am affiliated with CCSI in a small way, and am  very
pleased with the information they have collected and organized in
the  website. I do think many members of our list will  find  the
site  useful. For list members who are not familiar with CCSI,  I
have  attached a brief profile, which I downloaded from its  web-
site earlier today. Please let me know if you have any questions.

         Website: Center for Civil Society International

Center  for Civil Society International is pleased to announce  a
major  revision and upgrade of its acclaimed website,  hosted  on
the Friends and Partners listservers in Knoxville, Tennessee, and
Pushchino, Russia.

The site is now divided into four major sections:

       *  US-NIS Organizations      * Electronic Resources
       *  NIS Organizations         * Print Resources

Each  of these sections interacts with 15  categories:   Agricul-
ture,  Business,  Education, Culture and  Exchange,  Environment,
Education,  Culture  and Exchange, Health and Medicine,  Law  and
Human  Rights,  Media, NGO  Development,  Public  Administration,
Region  Specific,  Religion,  Social  Welfare  and  Disabilities,
Women, and Youth.

NIS  Organizations is still the largest section on the  web  site
and it can still be browsed by country or by area of activity  of
the organization. But now, each area of activity under NIS Organ-
izations is linked to the three other major sections on the  same
topic.  For instance, if you browse NIS Organization's  "Environ-
ment" category, there are now quick links to lead you to environ-
mental organizations in the US Organizations in the NIS  section,
and  to  environmental Print Resources and  Electronic  Resources
(including  links to other Websites on the topic).   This  allows
the  visitor  to find all the relevant information on  any  given
topic  that is available on the CCSI Website.  If you  visit  all
four sections, you will get a complete idea of the  organizations
and resources in your field of interest.

Two new additions to the Web site are under the "Special Resourc-
es"  section of the website.  An "Educational Advising"  page  is
aimed  at students and researchers in the NIS and contains  lists
of  colleges,  funding sites, lists of advisors in  the  NIS  and
Eastern  Europe,  and other advising resources on  the  Internet.

The  "Job Search Resources" page is aimed at individuals  in  the
West who might be seeking work in the states of the former Soviet
Union and Eastern Europe.  It includes job announcements,  infor-
mation  on volunteer and work camps in the NIS, links to  Russian
job sites, listservs, and print resources as well as exchange and
training programs.

The address: http://solar.cini.utk.edu/~ccsi/

                          CCSI Profile

CCSI is a private, nonpartisan educational organization, based in
Seattle, Washington, USA. The purpose of Center for Civil Society
International  (CCSI) is to support international  activities  by
American voluntary organizations and independent associations  --
our  so-called "third sector" -- that strengthen institutions  of
pluralism,  law,  and market economies worldwide.  The  focus  of
CCSI's  activities is on publishing resources, both in print  and
electronically,  that foster contacts and  relationships  between
America's  third  sector (professional  associations,  charitable
organizations,  mutual  aid societies, special  interest  groups,
educational and health organizations, etc.) and the third  sector
that  has emerged in recent years in Russia, Ukraine,  and  other
states of the former Soviet Union.

For more information, please feel free to contact:

                 Holt Ruffin, Executive Director
               Richard Upjohn, Associate Director
             Center for Civil Society International
                     2929 NE Blakeley Street
                     Seattle, WA 98105-3120
                       Tel: (206) 523-4755
                       Fax: (206) 523-1974
                  E-mail: ccsi@u.washington.edu

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