Digest for 97-03-06

                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

01-06 March 97  Russian funding resources


01-06 March 97  Sender:  spnab@algonet.se
                Subject: Tapio & Antonina Sarenborg

02-06 March 97  Sender:  rotrupchak@monmouth.com
                Subject: Karen & Bob Otrupchak

03-06 March 97  Sender:  esatterwhite@cc.colorado.edu
                Subject: Emilie Satterwhite

04-06 March 97  Sender:  cori@nmsua.nmsu.edu
                Subject: cori

05-06 March 97  Sender:  tolya@umich.edu
                Subject: Anatoly  Maksimchuk

06-06 March 97  Sender:  snarkvogel@cyberportal.net
                Subject: -JAW-


01-06 March 97  Sender:  Andrei Skougarevsky (avs@newt.phys.unsw.edu.au)
                Subject: Russian Fonts

02-06 March 97  Sender:  Andrei Skougarevsky (avs@newt.phys.unsw.edu.au)
                Subject: comment about friends/home.html

03-06 March 97  Sender:  hmmr@dns.ida.net (Heather M. Redding)
                Subject: calendar for learning Russian words

04-06 March 97  Sender:  "Paul Lais" (sailp@worldnet.att.net)
                Subject: Contacts

05-06 March 97  Sender:  Ilya Shlyakhter (ilya_shl@MIT.EDU)
                Subject: info on Belarus needed

06-06 March 97  Sender:  American Bank USA (russia@aa.net)
                Subject: Aid for the elderly of Russia

07-06 March 97  Sender:  night-wing@juno.com (Richard Grayson)
                Subject: Non-lethal weapons business in Russia

08-06 March 97  Sender:  Douglask2@aol.com
                Subject: Re: contrastive rhetoric

09-06 March 97  Sender:  "Valerij I. Gerasimov" (valery@irga.vernet.lv)
                Subject: Russian Science

10-06 March 97  Sender:  Bohdan@TRYZUB.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj)
                Subject: Ukraine FAQ Plus: The Ukrainian Weekly Preview
                          (plus TOC!) March

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  Sources of Funding - from GlasNet service in Moscow

   Please see the Funding and Exchange Agencies section from the
   Funding/Exchange page or directly at URL:


   (currently in Russian language only)


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Sender:  spnab@algonet.se
Subject: Tapio & Antonina Sarenborg

Really interesting to "meet" people on this page that you have met in Russia.
We are working for SPNAB, exporting textiles (clothing) to Russia.
We are travelling a lot in north-west Russia.

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Sender:  rotrupchak@monmouth.com
Subject: Karen & Bob Otrupchak

Our daughter left for Almatay, Kazakstan in February to do missionary work.
Your information service allows us to keep us in some small way on events
in Kazakstan.  Thank you.

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

Sender:  esatterwhite@cc.colorado.edu
Subject: Emilie Satterwhite

I am a high school student who has visited St.  Petersburg twice in school
exchange programs.  I am looking for anyone with connections to School #295
in St.  Petersburg.  I'd also love to hear frpm just about anybody out
there!  Thanks---Emilie

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Sender:  cori@nmsua.nmsu.edu
Subject: cori

Am looking for someone to write to as a friend.  Older female with lots of
interests (i.e. crafts, aerobics, computers, etc.)

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

Sender:  tolya@umich.edu
Subject: Anatoly  Maksimchuk

Hi guys! Anybody who is going to Moscow for any reason in spring
(march-may),I have the apart- ment for rent no matter how long you will
stay.  It is small but comfortable furnished 2 bedroom apartment in one of
the best parts of Moscow, very close to the subway and it takes 15 minutes
to get to the center of the city and 5 minutes to the Moscow State
University.The rent is $400/month including utilities.

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Sender:  snarkvogel@cyberportal.net
Subject: -JAW-

I am looking for someone to correspond with via the internet in Ulyanovsk,
Russia and also someone in Rostov-Na-Donu, Russia.

I find the text very hard to read on my screen.  It is displayed yellow on
yellow and blue on blue.

NOTE:  the problem people are having reading the guestbook is due to
       a problem in Microsoft Internet Explorer.  The guestbook should
       show black text on a beige background - but the latest version of
       MIE shows yellow text on a yellow background (for this page).
       We will try to find a workaround for this soon.


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

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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:  Andrei Skougarevsky (avs@newt.phys.unsw.edu.au)
Subject: comment about friends/home.html

I don't have any comments but i would like to know more about Russia.  For
exemple: What are you doing for fun there, Where and haw do you spend your
time.  Dosvedaney e do novoi vstrechi.

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

Sender:  hmmr@dns.ida.net (Heather M. Redding)
Subject: calendar for learning Russian words

Has anyone seen a source of a calendar in Russian like the 365-page ones,
or "page-a-day" type that have the date written in Russian style and words,
with a Russian phrase or word for each day?  It appears to be intended for
the person who is learning the language. Many thanks!

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Sender:  "Paul Lais" (sailp@worldnet.att.net)
Subject: Contacts

Would like an English-speaking correspondent in Moscow, the Brunnental
area, the Krasny Kut area, or the NeuHussenbach area.

Paul A. Lais, sailp@worldnet.att.net
21111 118th Ave. E
Graham, WA  98338
Searching Lais, Leis, Niederhaus, Zwetzig

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Sender:  Ilya Shlyakhter (ilya_shl@MIT.EDU)
Subject: info on Belarus needed

Hi.  My name is Sara and I live in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.  I am doing a
huge research project on Belarus and I was wondering if it would be at all
possible for you to send me some information.  I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you so much,

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Sender:  American Bank USA (russia@aa.net)
Subject: Aid for the elderly of Russia

This organization is interested in names of individual elderly people who
need assistance as well as organizations that provide assistance to the

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 00:43:14 -0500 (EST)
From: BarbsBAK@aol.com
To: russia@aa.net

We would appreciate both names of elderly who are in need, as well as names
of agencies that provide assistance to the elderly in Russia.

Our mailing address is:

Gray Doves International
1358 North Scandia Drive
Pueblo West, Colorado 81007  USA

Attn: Barbara Johnston

Also helpful would be a current list of items that are NOT allowed to be
sent. Our list is outdated and many parcels have been opened on entry to the
country. Is there a way to insure the delivery of such things as foot care or
hair care products?....Spasiba
Please contact them for further information and to suggest worthy

     S uvajheniem i nailuchshimi pozhelaniyami,

Pyotr Joannevich van de Waal-Palms, General Director, Tovarichestvo Palmsa,
Palms & Company, Inc., Investment Bankers. (russia@aa.net)
WWW url: http://www.aa.net/~russia
In Russia at Ministry of Education: "Palms Electronic Russian Free Public
Library" http://www.informika.ru/windows/books/gutenb/list.html

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Sender:  night-wing@juno.com (Richard Grayson)
Subject: Non-lethal weapons business in Russia

I am a small businessman who sells non-lethal weapons such as pepper spray
and stun guns.  I was wondering about the possibilities of selling my
products overseas including Russia and was hoping someone on this list
could point me towards the resources and contacts necessary to make such a
venture successful.  I am most curious about the legal aspects as well as
shipping costs and currency exchange costs.  One package I often send
weighs 5.5 ounces and includes a sample pepper spray and a color catalog.

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Sender:  Douglask2@aol.com
Subject: Re: contrastive rhetoric

I am a graduate student in the English department and an instructor of
English as a second language.  I have worked for two years as an English
instructore and a translator in the Kustanai oblast of Kazakstan.  I am
currently doing some research in the field of contrastive rhetorics (the
effect of L1 rhetorical strategies on L2 writing).  My work is specifically
concerned with the composition writing tradition of the countries of the
Newly Independent States.

I have used these questions in interviewing History teachers and Russian
language teachers in the schools and universities of Kazakstan that I have
worked in.  I am turning to you, students and visiting scholars, because I am
interested in a wide range of perspectives for the purposes of this research.
I hope that you can find the time to spend a few minutes on these questions.
You may answer them in Russian.

If you are willing to spend a little extra time to anwer these questions in
detail, your efforts would be greatly appreciated.

1.  In classes that demanded composition writing, were you given a particular
form, example, or plan?  Describe in detail.
2.  What kind of writing is considered of good quality?  Stylistically, what
is important?
3.  Are students given subjects or themes to write about can they come up
with their own?  For example.
4.  Describe in detail all stages in preparing to write an academic essay.

send all replies by e-mail to:   Douglask2@aol.com


Dear Friends + Partners:

Ja - aspirant universiteta vashingtona i prepodavatel' angliskovo kak vtorova
jazyka.  B techenie dvukh let, ja rabotal prepodavetlem i perevodchikom v
Kazaxstane b kustanajskoj obalsti.  V nastojashee vremja ja zanimajus'
issledovaniemi b oblasti sopostavitel'noj ritoriki, a imenno o vlijanii
rodnova jazka na izuchaemyj.  Osoboe vnimanie b cboej rabote ja udeljaju
metodike napicanija sochinenij, ocherkov i tomu podobnomu v sisteme
obrazovanija SNG.

Vkljuchaju neskol'ko voprosov, kotorye ja uzhe issledoval v shkolakh i
universitetakh Kazaxstana.  Ja obrashajus' k vam, potomu shto menja
interecujut razlichnye mnenija i vzgljady po etomu povodu.  Proshu vas
udelit' nekotoroe vremja i otbetit' na sledushie voprocy xotja by neskol'kami
predlozhenjami.  Vy mozhete otvechat' na ruskom jazyke.

Budu ochen' priznatelen za projavlennyj interes i pomoshc b mojom
issledovanii.  Vy mozhete predlozhit' voprosy svoim druzjam i znakomym.

1.  Pri obuchenii napisaniju sochinenij/izlozhenij davali opredeljonnuju
formu, obrazets, plan?  Opishite podrobno.
2.  Kakuju rabotu mozhno schitat' xoroshej?  Kakim trebovanijam ona dolzhna
otbechat' pomimo gramotnocti?
3.  Chashe vsevo uchashimsja predlagajutsja pisat' sochinenija na svobodnye
temy ili na opredelyonye?  Naprimer.
4.  Opishite podrobno vce etapy podgotovki k sochineniju i evo napisanija.

Vy mozhete posilat' otvety po "e-mail" :  Douglask2@aol.com
Pozhalujsta - Ukazhite vash vosrast' , i imenno v kakom rajone vy uchilis'.

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Sender:  "Valerij I. Gerasimov" (valery@irga.vernet.lv)
Subject: Russian Science

From: fweir.ncade@rex.iasnet.ru
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 22:28:18 (MSK)
For the Hindustan Times
From: Fred Weir in Moscow

PUSHINO, Russia (HT) -- Yevgeny Puchkov says he never took a political
stand before in his life, but this week he joined a demonstration with
hundreds of his fellow scientists to demand the Russian government save
this dying academic town or resign.

``Everything we built is disintegrating because of shortsighted and foolish
state policies,'' said the 47-year old microbiologist.

``We had world-class science, soon there will be nothing but a wasteland
here.  I am protesting as an act of final desperation.''

About 7,000 people -- a third of Pushino's population -- formed a human
chain Thursday around the eight scientific institutes that are this town's
reason for existence, and vowed to fight the drastic government spending
cuts they say are choking them to death.

A town meeting following the demonstration overwhelmingly approved an
``Appeal to the Russian People'' calling for a referendum on popular trust
in President Boris Yeltsin and his government.

``I supposedly earn a salary of 240,000 roubles ($45) per month, but it is
already three months behind,'' said Maria Zhukova, a 47-year old engineer
in an institute that makes precision scientific equipment.

``I can't feed my children, I have no work and no self-respect.  I am tired
of waiting for things to improve and I am ready for dramatic action.''

Pushino, about 100 km south of Moscow, is one of a dozen special cities
built in the 1960's with the hope that concentrating large numbers of
scientists would boost the USSR's flagging economic growth and enhance its
national prestige.

In Soviet times the community, which specializes in biological science, was
a pampered island of relative privilege and comfort.  Pushino's broad
tree-lined avenues, acres of manicured park land and rows of solid brick
apartment blocks still give it an air of prosperity beside the grimy,
ramshackle industrial towns that surround it.

But scientists say savage post-Soviet budget slashing by a cash-strapped
government has reduced them to poverty, and warn that the destruction of
Russia's scientific potential is approaching the point of no return.

``We have no funds to pay salaries, maintain our equipment or even cover
our electricity bills, but still we stagger along somehow,'' said Valery
Lipkin, director of the Institute of Bio-organic Chemistry.

Rossiskaya Gazeta, a government-owned newspaper, reported last month that
state support of science has fallen to just one-fifteenth of its 1991
level, and that the cream of Russia's scientific elite are leaving for
private sector jobs or to work abroad.

``What do you expect when a person selling lemons on the street makes more
money than a highly-skilled scientist?''  said Fyodor Brovko, a 42-year old

``These bizarre priorities are warping our society into a third-world
place, where soon nobody will need or even want a higher education.''

Mr.  Lipkin says his institute is researching anti-viral compounds that
could hold cures for herpes, or even AIDS, and that their published work
has attracted praise from Western colleagues.

``But the local power station is threatening to cut off our electricity.

``Can you imagine?  Without refrigeration for even one day our microbial
cultures will die.  Without ventilation our instruments will go berserk.
Ten years of research will be ruined,'' he said.

``The government is destroying billion-dollar science in order to save a
few pennies.  It is madness.''

Hundreds of specialists have escaped Pushino's tension, insecurity and
penury by migrating to the West or Asia over the past five years.

``Soon there will be no one left,'' said Sergei Feofanov, a 52-year old
biochemist.  ``Dozens of my former colleagues are working in the U.S.A. and
Canada today.  I often wonder, is it time to join them?''

JRL / 28.02.97

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


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.

TryzubSite is one of the quickest growing and most visited sites for
matters Ukrainian on Internet.  Located at http://www.tryzub.com/, it is
currently host to several organizations.  For information and to report
problems such as these, e-mail should always be sent to the attention of
the sitežs webmaster to the address: WebMaster@TRYZUB.com.  Contacting the
webmaster is the best way to guarantee that any problems are resolved in
the most efficient manner.

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

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

bohdan@panix.com                      Personal email
bohdan@tryzub.com                     Business email
faq@tryzub.com                        Ukraine FAQ+ email

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