Digest for 97-09-05

Digest for September 05, 1997

6+ Year Archive of Radio Free Europe Daily News Service

We want to express our thanks to friends at RFE/RL who have given
permission to resume the six year F&P archive of the RFE/RL NEWSLINE
daily news service.  As many of you know, we discontinued this service last
April when responsibility for the news service switched from OMRI to
RFE/RL. But, with the permission and encouragement of RFE/RL, we today
resume the daily update - and have added in all RFE/RL reports from April
through today.

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and assistance in making this service possible!

                          Table of Contents


01-05 September 97  Sender:  gvirtser@rubens.its.unimelb.edu.au
                    Subject: from Zhenya Virtser

02-05 September 97  Sender:  mfinkel@gntech.net
                    Subject: from Matvei Finkel

03-05 September 97  Sender:  McGuff@bellsouth.net
                    Subject: from David Watkins

04-05 September 97  Sender:  varcoek@meena.cc.uregina.ca
                    Subject: from kerry

05-05 September 97  Sender:  100117.3532@CompuServe.com
                    Subject: from Allen Duncan

06-05 September 97  Sender:  gjmiller@rttinc.com
                    Subject: from Bert E. Miller

07-05 September 97  Sender:  yves.dumortier@skynet.be
                    Subject: from Yves Dumortier

08-05 September 97  Sender:  bmiller@public.fhnet.cn.net
                    Subject: from Ben Miller

09-05 September 97  Sender:  pwdeval@juno.com
                    Subject: from Bill DeValcourt

10-05 September 97  Sender:  DEL777@bright.net
                    Subject: from David

11-05 September 97  Sender:  dksmith4@juno.com
                    Subject: from DK Smith-Berry

12-05 September 97  Sender:  mems9621@violet.iitm.ernet.in
                    Subject: from saravanan

13-05 September 97  Sender:  cheried@aztec.asu.edu
                    Subject: from Cherie Korer (Korerbov)


01-05 September 97  Sender:  Gary Nixon 
                    Subject: Ukraine/Belarus Help, Please!

02-05 September 97  Sender:  Chris Kedzie (C.KEDZIE@fordfound.org)
                    Subject: Russia's informal economy

03-05 September 97  Sender:  JohnS426@aol.com
                    Subject: Ukraine travel

04-05 September 97  Sender:  Maria-Elena Maxwell  Mmaxwell@jngray.com
                    Subject: Need your help!

05-05 September 97  Sender:  khamamot@marian.edu
                    Subject: looking for school mate

06-05 September 97  Sender:  pharmony@igc.apc.org (Project Harmony)
                    Subject: Job: Office Manager in Moscow (x-post CIVILSOC)

07-05 September 97  Sender:  Juergen Lenhart 
                    Subject: Kalmykia

08-05 September 97  Sender:  David Wheeler 
                    Subject: Book Title

09-05 September 97  Sender:  ledept@maik.rssi.ru (Guy Houk)
                    Subject: Employment opportunity

10-05 September 97  Sender:  grey@usita.gov
                    Subject: Russian Far East Business Forum

11-05 September 97  Sender:  Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj 
                    Subject: The Ukrainian Weekly Preview September 7th

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


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

Sender:  gvirtser@rubens.its.unimelb.edu.au
Subject: from Zhenya Virtser

Privet vsem iz solnechnoi Avsralii!!!

Hey people, I am looking for my former class mates or any people from

Cheers, guys!

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

Sender:  mfinkel@gntech.net
Subject: from Matvei Finkel

I am looking for my German ancestors who lived near the city of Saratov,
Russia on the Volga River in the 19th century until 1915.  In 1915 some of
them emigrated to the United States.  The last name is Haspert.  I am
looking for Peter, Magdalena, Jacob, John, Edward and any other possible
relatives of this German-Catholic family.  I would appreciate any help or
guidance you can give in my search for my relatives.  Thank you.  Matvei


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

Sender:  McGuff@bellsouth.net
Subject: from David Watkins

Hello everybody. I am looking for Galina Titaeva who lives in Odessa,
Ukraine. If anyone out there knows her please tell her to contact me.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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

Sender:  varcoek@meena.cc.uregina.ca
Subject: from kerry

Dobrey denya!  I am a grad student in Canada studying anthropology and
theology.  I would like to correspond with anyone who is now living in
Kamchatka.  I will be doing my masters in linguistics and would like to
work in Kamchatka with the Koryak people.  Spaseba!Dos vedanya!

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

Sender:  100117.3532@CompuServe.com
Subject: from Allen Duncan

Hello All,

I'm an architect from Scotland who lived for 3 years in Moscow.  I love
Russia and wish I was still living there.  I would love to hear from
Russian architects or anyone interested in Architecture in Russia.  I'm
working for HOK in London on a project for St Petersburg and will be in
Moscow in October to give some lectures in Office Design.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Best Wishes


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

Sender:  gjmiller@rttinc.com
Subject: from Bert E. Miller

I am a Water Treatment Plant Operator in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. I
would like to correspond with an operator from a Russian Water Treatment

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

Sender:  yves.dumortier@skynet.be
Subject: from Yves Dumortier

Hello Everybody,

I am a Belgian pilot and I use to fly a lot to Russia.I am also an old
aircraft collector and I own a flying condition antique Russian biplane
POLIKARPOV PO-2.I also restore a YAK18 first model, so  I am looking for
any parts for Polikarpov PO-2,or any engine M11D ,M11FR,or any interesting
old plane!

I look for an Antonov 2 in good shape & fair price Congratulation for these
east/west link!  Yves

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

Sender:  bmiller@public.fhnet.cn.net
Subject: from Ben Miller

I am an American who has previously lived and worked in Almaty, Kazakstan.
I have recently moved to Beijing and would like to hear from my friends in
the FSU. E-mail welcome.

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

Sender:  pwdeval@juno.com
Subject: from Bill DeValcourt

Would like to correspond with Church of Christ members in Magadon, Russia.
I am a member at the Northern Lights Church of Christ in Fairbanks Alaska.
Some of the members from the church went and had a wonderful time.  If you
are from Magadon and would like to be E-Mail friends, write and I'll answer
back.  Any age

** 10 **********************************************************************

Sender:  DEL777@bright.net
Subject: from David

Anyone wishing a American penpal, please feel free to write me. I have
traveled to Russia 5 times in the past 6 years and love the country very
much. I have also been fortunate to have made very good friends in the St.
Petersburg area. I am interested in making friends in other parts of
Russia. I have hosted many people from Russia and especially like to work
with high school students or college students. My most recent experiences
in Russia are a direct result of this meeting place.

** 11 **********************************************************************

Sender:  dksmith4@juno.com
Subject: from DK Smith-Berry

I am a grad student in international studies and was surfing to research
country risk information.

This is certainly a great idea for communication over the miles.

Good Luck.

DK Smith-Berry

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

Sender:  mems9621@violet.iitm.ernet.in
Subject: from saravanan

I am a research scholar in IIT Madras ,India.  I need friends both male and
female around the age of 20 - 25 from RUSSIA.  My hobbies are frank
discussion,travelling,cultural,songs & music and technical thoughts.My
favourite game is hockey.  Nothing more to add.

Bye then,


** 13 **********************************************************************

Sender:  cheried@aztec.asu.edu
Subject: from Cherie Korer (Korerbov)

What a wonderful way to spread brotherhood between Americans and Russians.
I am of Russian descent and I was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, but I
hope to visit the land of my family.  You see, sadly my family left St.
Petersburg in 1884 because of religious persecution.  Here is a story
telling why a Jewish family was allowed to live in St.  Petersburg: Joseph
Korerbov was working in the forest cutting trees when he saw a run-a-way
horse and buggy.  He chased it and caught up to it and finally brought it
to a halt.  And who was inside de the buggy?  None other that the Czar's
daughter.  As a reward the Czar invited Joseph to live near by his palace
in St.  Petersburg.  I have a lovely Russian Samovar from my great-great


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

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

Sender: Gary Nixon 
Subject: Ukraine/Belarus Help, Please!

Hello Friends! Please help if you can.

       I am very hopeful that someone out there will help end a 58 year
mystery for my friend Mitka.

       He was removed from his home in 1939, just prior to the war, and
was never to see his mother or sisters again. He is now 64, and all he can
remember of his home is that it he could see railroad tracks from his
home (that carried a lot of cattle cars, etc.) and that the town he
lived in was near a river. He also remembers barrels of sunflower seeds
and corn, indicating he was in or near an agricultural area.

       He later met a man who knew his father, who told Mitka that the
family home was in an area that used to be Poland, but was now Russia. In
German, he wrote the name of the town as "Qortkowe", and it was
translated to English as "Zortkow". I have come to believe that there is
no "Qo" combination in the German language, only "Qu", possibly meaning
the town was named Quortkowe, or something similar. Pronounced in
Russian it might sound like "Kvort-kov" or "Kvort-kof", or possibly
"Kort-kov" or "Kort-kof", and very possibly begins with the letter "K".

       Mitka, his wife Adrienne, and now me (for the last year or so)
have been searching every map or atlas we could find and have seen nothing
that looks close. We believe the man who gave Mitka this information was
telling the truth as best he knew it.

       Does this name sound familar at all to you? Is there any
reference available you can think of that may help? We have consulted several
Ukrainian and Belarussian lists of towns and cities with no luck.

       Any help you may offer will be greatly appreciated. I will not
bother you with the whole story, but I can assure you that this town would be
the missing link in Mitka finally securing his birth information. He
does not have a birth certificate or any formal proof of his identity,
nor that of his mother or sisters, as he was so young he does not
remember their surnames. His surname was probably different, and I will
gladly tell you more should you so desire.

       I have been helping Mitka for a little over a year now, as I have
access to the internet and know how to get around on it. As you can
imagine, it's been a VERY long 58 years! Unimaginable.

       Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from someone soon.


       Gary Nixon   (gnixon@quiknet.com)

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

Sender:  Chris Kedzie (C.KEDZIE@fordfound.org)
Subject: Russia's informal economy

Date: Wed, 03 Sep 1997
From: John Tedstrom 

.. we at RAND are working on an analysis of Russia's informal economy.
We have just created a web site that includes information about the project
and several draft papers and backgrounders.  I wanted to highlight the site
for your subscribers who may be interested.  We'd be grateful for feedback
on the work.  The site will be updated as more material becomes available.
Readers may check out the URL:


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

Sender: JohnS426@aol.com
Subject: Ukraine travel

HI all
Just back from great 3 weeks in Ukraine including a week in Crimea staying in
Sevastopol. Have to recommend highly Kyiv travel agency UKRINTOUR and agent
Larissa Riazantseva - email uit@public.ua.net. She took care of everything
including many last minute changes we asked for such as switching cities and
train schedules. Visited Chernigov, Kamianets-Podilski, Khotin and Kyiv. But
highlight was Sevastopol, a city just waiting to be discovered by tourists.
Drove all over Crimea from Evpatoria and Chernomorsk on west coast to
Feodosia, Balaklava, and Sudak on southeast coast. Archeological digs going
on everywhere. Most amazing, 475 meter high mesa with Byzantine fortress from
Justinian I era at Mangup currently site of about 50 young volunteers living
in tents unearthing treasures under direrction of professional archeologists.
Most impressive fortress, Sudak, Genoese from 1380's partially restored, one
can practically feel the Polo family and others on their way to and from the
    Hope to have full description and many photos on web site during coming

best wishes

john sloan

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

Sender:  Maria-Elena Maxwell  Mmaxwell@jngray.com
Subject: Need your help!

My name is Maria Maxwell and my grandfather is a Turkish Citizen.  He is in
Turkey and was due home to Virginia (USA) today.  However, we received a
call advising he was admitted into Kartal Devlet Hospital today.

My mother (his daughter) has been trying to call and the hospital is very
uncooperative.  Do you know anything about this hospital...its location
etc?  His name is Hayik Poyrazoglu.

Thank you for your kind help.  He is very ill and we are very concerned.

Maria Maxwell

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

Sender:  Kaori Hamamoto  (khamamot@marian.edu)
Subject: looking for school mate

I want to find my school mate from russia, and his name is Pasha, he has
been living in the u.s.a.  for long time since he was 18 or 17...  if i am
sure.  before he lives in St.Paul, Minnesota, he was in River falls,
Wisconsin.  then he left from Minnesota.  but i don't know where he lives
now, and i would like to ask somethings about computer to him, so i would
like to know where he stays now.  Any way, if you have an information of
its, please write me back.  Sincerely, Kaori Hamamoto

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

Sender:  pharmony@igc.apc.org (Project Harmony)
Subject: Job: Office Manager in Moscow

Please note the deadline is Sept. 10.

Project Harmony, an American non-profit organization, is seeking an ofice
manager and a program assistant/coordinator to work in its Moscow office.
Candidates should be Russian nationals fluent in English, should enjoy
working with different kinds of people, and should have excellent
organizational skills, including an ability to handle many details.
Previous experience in a non-profit and/or American organization, as well
as computer and Internet experience are a plus.  Job responsibilities
include daily office maintenance, commnication with American and other NIS
offices, close cooperation with American, NIS staff and Project Harmony
clients, financial accounting, development and marketing of new and current
programs, and coordination of American and NIS groups traveling through
Moscow.  Both positions may involve some traveling to NIS cities to conduct
meetings, recruitment of participants and orientations for Project Harmony
programs.  For this reason, flexibility and a willingness to work long or
irregular hours are essential.  Salary commensurate with experience.

For more information about Project Harmony, visit our homepage at:


Interested and qualified applicants should send their resumes by email to
 by September 10.  No phone calls please.  Interviews will
be conducted by September 15.

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

Sender: Juergen Lenhart 
Subject: Kalmykia


Is there anyone among you who travels to Kalmykia in the near future? I
am desperately trying to get Kalmyk speech samples. Although I wrote to
specialists for the language wherever I could find them, I have up to
now been unable to locate any recordings. If I could find someone who
could retrieve and take along material in Kalmykia, I would be more than

Best regards, Juergen

Juergen Lenhart
Br.-Grimm-Str. 46
63069 Offenbach
Fax: 0049-6187-901816
Email: lenhart@stud.uni-frankfurt.de

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

Sender: David Wheeler 
Subject: Book Title

Dear "Friends and Partners":

I wonder if anyone can furnish me with some information.  A few months ago,
maybe a year, there was announced on this server the publication of a book
of stories of modern day Russia, the title something about vodka and
someone's ghost, the best I can remember.  It was such an unusual title I
thought I would never forget it.  I actually found it in a bookstore about a
month ago, but didn't have the money to buy it that day.  I went back today,
it was not where I remembered it being on the shelf, I can't remember title
or author, and their computer turned up nothing searching either vodka or
ghost.  If anyone remembers the title, PLEASE e-me.  Thanks!  BTW, I am a
frequent lurker who loves F&P but has never posted before.


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

Sender:  ledept@maik.rssi.ru (Guy Houk)
Subject: Employment opportunity

MAIK/Nauka, a Moscow-based Russian-American company that publishes the
journals of the Russian Academy of Sciences in English translation, is
seeking qualified individuals to edit scientific articles via e-mail.
Applicants should be native speakers of English with a reading knowledge of
Russian.  Editing experience and a scientific background are highly
desirable. If you are interested in gaining valuable experience by working
with one or more of our journals, please respond.

Qualified applicants will receive a monthly salary and a biannual bonus
based on the workload and quality of editing.  In addition, after 6 month's
work with one or more journals, editors will receive credit on the inside
cover.  All candidates must have access to e-mail and a computer capable of
using Microsoft Word 6 or 7 for either Windows or Macintosh.

Please send requests for further information to:


or visit our website at:


You can be assured of a prompt reply.

** 10 **********************************************************************

Sender:  grey@usita.gov
Subject: Russian Far East Business Forum

Dear BISNIS clients:

BISNIS (Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States) of
the U.S.  Department of Commerce and the Kennan Institute for Advanced
Russian Studies are pleased to announce our joint conference, The Russian
Far East Business Forum, taking place on September 25, 1997 at the Grand
Hyatt Hotel in Washington,D.C.

The Russian Far East (RFE) is an important and strategic market.  Former US
ambassador to Russia Thomas Pickering predicted that the Russian Far East
will become as economically vibrant an area as other parts of the Pacific
Rim.  Russian President Boris Yeltsin has acknowledged the importance of
the region due to its vast natural resources and strategic gateway to the
Asia Pacific countries.

This conference promises to be one of the most informative events on the
Russian Far East this year and we hope you will join us to hear first hand
about the experiences and wisdom of U.S.  companies, financing options, and
export and investment opportunities in this rapidly developing regions.

Anne L. Grey

SEPTEMBER 25, 1997

The Business Information Service for the
  Newly Independent States (BISNIS)
The Kennan Institute
  for Advanced Russian Studies

      are pleased to present the

September 25, 1997
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Washington, DC

A one-day business conference addressing:
- The current commercial climate in the Russian Far East;
- Financing sources for trade and investment in the RFE;
- Sakhalin Island's oil and gas projects: opportunities for
    subcontracting (construction, catering, etc.)
- Realities of doing business in the region and
    strategies for success


8:00 A.M.

9:00 A.M.

9:15 A.M.
    - Russia's Economic Reform Program: What Remains
    - Economic Policies of the Regions' Administrations
    - Center-region dynamics and its impact on business in the RFE

      The Honorable Jane Floyd, U.S. Consul General, Vladivostok
      The Honorable Vladimir Kuznetsov, Consul General of the
                 Russian Federation, San Francisco
      Judy Thornton, Professor of Economics, University of Washington
      Moderator: Blair Ruble, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies

10:15 A.M.

10:30 A.M.
     - Attracting Foreign Trade and Investment: What Regional Governments
Can Do
     - Region-Region Development of Commercial Ties with the RFE
     - Breaking Ground in the RFE: Commercial Opportunities and Challenges
     - US Competitiveness: Asian and European activity in the RFE

       The Honorable Viktor Ishaev, Governor, Khabarovsk Krai
       Eric Johnson, Coudert Brothers
       Elisa Miller, Editor/Publisher, Russian Far East Update

11:30 A.M.

12:00 P.M.
      The Honorable Yulii Vorontsov, Russian Federation Ambassador to the US

1:00 p.m.- 2:15 p.m.

    Peter Ballinger, Marketing Director, CEE/NIS, OPIC
    David Ciagne, Vice President, former RFE Country Director, TUSRIF
    Cheryl Conlin, Business Development officer, ExImBank
    Zlata Degtjar, Vice President, International Banking Division, US Bank
    Dean Peterson, Department of Commerce Liaison to the EBRD, London
    Dan Stein, NIS Regional Director, TDA
    Moderator: Chuck Becker, Department of Commerce District Office,

2:15 P.M.

2:30P.M.- 3:30 P.M.
     - Shipping and Tranportation
     - Customs and Certification
     - Legal Ins and Outs of Doing Business in the RFE

       Vlad Berzonsky, Russin & Vecchi, LLP, Vladivostok
       Rusty Devereaux, JORE Group
       Andrew Wilson, Links I & II Customs Bonded Warehouses, Vladivostok
       Moderator: David Poritzky, US Russia Business Council

3:30 P.M.

3:45 P.M. - 4:45 P.M.

     Paula Freer, USX Corporation (parent of Marathon Oil, Sakhalin-II)
     Dinty Miller, Director, American Business Center, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk
     Moderator: Carol Vipperman, Foundation for Russian-American Economic
     Cooperation, Executive Secretariat, U.S. - RFE ad hoc Working Group

5:00 P.M.

Registration by fax: (202) 287-3772.
Registration by email: jdresen@sivm.si.edu.
Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Name: ____________________________________________
Title: ____________________________________________
Company: ____________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________
Telephone:  ____________________________________________
Fax:  ____________________________________________
E-mail  ____________________________________________

Participants:   $225 per person
Government/Nonprofit rate:  $175 per person

Payment by check:
Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies
370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW, Suite 704
Washington, D.C.  20024

Payment by credit card:
MasterCard ______  /   Visa ________ (check one)
Account:    __________________________________________
Expiration:  __________________________________________

You must cancel by September 15 in order to receive a full refund.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS The Grand Hyatt Hotel has reserved a block of rooms
for conference participants.  A limited number of rooms are available at
the reduced daily rate of $159 (single occupancy).  To reserve a room,
please call the Grand Hyatt Hotel at (202) 582-1234.  Please be sure to
identify yourself as a participant in the "Russian Far East Conference."

QUESTIONS? Please contact:
Joseph Dresen, Kennan Institute
tel: (202) 287-3400
fax: (202) 287-3772
e-mail: jdresen@sivm.si.edu

** 11 **********************************************************************

Sender: Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj 
Subject: Ukraine FAQ Plus: The Ukrainian Weekly Preview September 7th


   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.

   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.
*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
We also have a search engine where you can search through
most of the contents on TryzubSite.  Give it a try and let
us know what you think!  Send email to WebMaster@Tryzub.com
*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
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 site†s
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

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