Digest for 97-09-24


Digest for September 24, 1997

                          Table of Contents

RECENT GUESTBOOK ENTRIES . . .

01-24 September 97  Sender:  leif.wiren@arvidsjaur.se
                    Subject: from Leif Wiren

02-24 September 97  Sender:  louis@novotype.co.nz
                    Subject: from Louis Allen

03-24 September 97  Sender:  nteppler@ocws.com
                    Subject: from Nancy Teppler

04-24 September 97  Sender:  slewis@knox.knox.edu
                    Subject: from Sarah Lewis

05-24 September 97  Sender:  wahbe@telecom.at
                    Subject: from ASWAD Yazen

06-24 September 97  Sender:  pavelo@univd.kharkov.ua
                    Subject: from Ilya

07-24 September 97  Sender:  postmaster@sergeeva.dp.ua
                    Subject: from Katerena Sergeeva

08-24 September 97  Sender:  PRESVSERAPHIMA@WEBTV.COM
                    Subject: from MATUSHKA SERAPHIMA SHAGOURY

09-24 September 97  Sender:  niniram@aol.com
                    Subject: from A. J. Marinin

10-24 September 97  Sender:  ik@os2srv.gas.lipetsk.ru
                    Subject: from Aleksei

11-24 September 97  Sender:  sakes@nwo.nl
                    Subject: from Jan-Willem Saakes


RECENT EMAIL . . .

01-24 September 97  Sender:  chatan@idi.org.il
                    Subject: Russifying Eudora

02-24 September 97  Sender:  Claire Howlett (s318558@student.uq.edu.au)
                    Subject: Women's groups in Russia

03-24 September 97  Sender:  Center for Civil Society International
                             (ccsi@u.washington.edu)
                    Subject: Vologda Arts Preserve

04-24 September 97  Sender:  chatan@idi.org.il
                    Subject: Any Russian TWs on this list?

05-24 September 97  Sender:  debtfree497@juno.com (Robert Kaether)
                    Subject: Translation Software

06-24 September 97  Sender:  joanne@glas.apc.org (Barbara Watson)
                    Subject: An inquiry

07-24 September 97  Sender:  Russian Investment & Business Center
                             (rusric@erols.com)
                    Subject: EXCLUSIVE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES CONFERENCE

08-24 September 97  Sender:  wwp@worldwidepromo.com
                    Subject: Local Families Needed

09-24 September 97  Sender:  William Morse (WMorse@actr.org)
                    Subject: Announcing the Partners in Education Program

10-24 September 97  Sender:  alexis perrier (okho@rocketmail.com)
                    Subject: Volga Germans in Saratov

11-24 September 97  Sender:  Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj (Bohdan@TRYZUB.com)
                    Subject: The Ukrainian Weekly Preview September 21st,

03-24 September 97  Sender:  Robert Simeone (simeone@halcyon.com)
                    Subject: INFO-RUSS: need to get stuff to St. Petersburg


APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


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RECENT GUESTBOOK ENTRIES . . .

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

Sender:  leif.wiren@arvidsjaur.se
Subject: from Leif Wiren

A very interesting thing! Go on!

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

Sender:  louis@novotype.co.nz
Subject: from Louis Allen


Hi from New Zealand!

My Russian wife is presently in Moscow visiting family but will be back
soon.  Meanwhile, I'm keeping things running smoothly.  We run a Russian
typesetting, design and publishing company so we're always interested in
project ideas.  We're also involved with the Russia-New Zealand Business
Council and put together a monthly newsletter, so we're always interested
in items for that.  Please check out our website:

http://novotype.co.nz
or e-mail us:

louis@novotype.co.nz


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

Sender:  nteppler@ocws.com
Subject: from Nancy Teppler

This is a great site, and I hope to have more time soon to look at all of
it. Thank you for helping to increase understanding and friendship among
different countries and cultures.

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

Sender:  slewis@knox.knox.edu
Subject: from Sarah Lewis

I'm a 21 year old college student from Kansas who will be traveling
to Moscow in November. I am interested in the Russian health
care system. I also love Russian music. I will be happy for any
correspondence.


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

Sender:  wahbe@telecom.at
Subject: from ASWAD Yazen

I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HELP ME TO INVITE ME TO ENTER USA.  THANK YOU
FOR HELPING ME.  ASWAD YAZEN

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

Sender:  pavelo@univd.kharkov.ua
Subject: from Ilya


That was a great idea to create such page!

And I just want to tell that I'll be glad to receive a letter from anyone
abroad (or not)!

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

Sender:  postmaster@sergeeva.dp.ua
Subject: from Katerena Sergeeva

Hi to everyone!  I'm 17, I'm from Ukraine.  I would be interesting to make
contact with all people around the world!  So long!

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

Sender:  PRESVSERAPHIMA@WEBTV.COM
Subject: from MATUSHKA SERAPHIMA SHAGOURY


CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST!

RUSSIAN-AMERICAN MATUSHKA (PRIEST'S WIFE) RECENTLY MOVED FROM BOSTON, MA.
TO OHIO LOOKING FOR NEW FRIENDS ON-LINE AMONG RUSSIANS.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO
BE PRAVOSLAVNII IN ORDER TO BE MY FRIEND -- I ACCEPT ALL FOR THE LOVE OF
GOD, WHO LOVES ALL.  NO MATTER WHERE WE ARE, NOR FAR AWAY WE ARE, HOLY RUS
LIVES WITHIN ALL OF US, MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS. COME, THEN, AND LET US
TALK.  OUR LIVES HAVE MEANING -- DEEPER THAN WE WILL EVER KNOW, AND YET WE
DO KNOW, PERHAPS A LITTLE MORE, DAY BY DAY, IF WE ARE ATTENTIVE.  LET US BE
ATTENTIVE, THEN, AND SHARE OUR LIVES WITH ONE ANOTHER.

WITH DEEP RESPECT TO ALL MY BRETHEREN, AND MUCH LUBOV ----

MATUSHKA SERAPHIMA

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

Sender:  niniram@aol.com
Subject: from A. J. Marinin

I wish to thank all of you for your tremendous response to my query about
addresses in Russia.  All your information has been most helpful.  I didn't
realize that this site had such a tremendous following and so many realy
smart people.  Now, I have to ask another question.  If I want to send a
snail mail to to towns of: Lubovo and Volgograd and Volgo-Gradskaya Oblaste
asking them to review their records for any history of my family.  Does
anyone have any specific idea of who I address these letters to(
department?  offices?) and what street addresses do I use?  Could this
letter be in English?  How do I get their attention so I can get a
response?  I realize these are dumb questions, but you have shown me that
you are a smart bunch out there.  I appreciate all your comments and
suggestions.  Alexey Afanasovich Marinin


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

Sender:  ik@os2srv.gas.lipetsk.ru
Subject: from Aleksei

I appeal to everbody who loves J.Lennon: Help!  Help me to find his
outstanding nonmusical writings.  Namelly: " J.L.  In His Own Write ", "A
Spaniard In The Works " and " Skywritting.." I'll be very grateful if you
help me to supplement my lennon collection.  Thank you beforehand.


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

Sender:  sakes@nwo.nl
Subject: from Jan-Willem Saakes

Hello,

I'm a 24 year old boy from Holland who will visit Moskow in March/April
1998.  Because Moskow is a big, big city, I'm looking for penpals (F/M)from
Moskow in the age of 20-28 who would like to e-mail with me.

I really would like to know more about the city and all of it's culture,
architecture ans parks.  I'm very fond of dance music and would also like
to know where I can find the best clubs in Town.  Maybe you can show me
!!!!!!

Hope to hear from you

Jan-Willem



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E-MAIL POSTINGS . . .

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

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

Sender:  chatan@idi.org.il
Subject: Russifying Eudora


I cannot read Russian text in my Eudora e-mail application. I have both KOI8
and Win1251 fonts, but every time I try to read Cyrillic in Eudora, it comes
up as garbage. A number of people have sent me Cyrillic e-mail messages, but
I cannot open them. Please reply off the list.

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

Sender:  Claire Howlett (s318558@student.uq.edu.au)
Subject: Women's groups in Russia

Hi, my name is Claire Howlett and I'm interested in getting in contact
with women's groups in Russia, if anyone can help out with names and
addresses I'd be much obliged. Either post a note here or e-mail me:
s318558@student.uq.edu.au Thanks, Claire

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

Sender:  Center for Civil Society International (ccsi@u.washington.edu)
Subject: Vologda Arts Preserve

----CULTURAL PROPOSAL BY GENNADIY BELONOGOV ----

I represent the Vologda State Historical-Architectural and Arts Museum
Preserve.

The Vologda region lies in the North-West of Russia and connects central
Russia with The Urals region and Siberia by transport ways. It occupies
approximately the same territory as Iraq or Belgium, Denmark, the
Netherlands and Switzerland, taken together.

This year Vologda celebrated its 850th annivesary, but the first heathen
settlements here, at this ancient Russian North expanse, are much older.
In fact, Russian tsar Ivan the Terrible was going to make Vologda the
capital of his state in the 16th century. The whole history of Russia
could have gone a different way...

Our region is famous for the number and significance of its historical and
cultural monuments: the Vologda Kremlin, The House-Museum of Peter the
Great, and The Spaso-Prilutsk, Cyril-Belozersk, St. Ferapont, St.Michael
and Archangel monasteries. The Dionisius frescos in the Navity of the
Virgin Cathedral of St. Ferapont monastery are a real treasure among the
monumental fine art works.

The Museum possesses more than 400,000 exhibits. A lot of them are unique
even within Russia. This is a great data bank of historical,
archaeological, ethnographic and other information on the whole Vologda
region, which consists of 26 districts. The museum also has its branches
here.

Here is an example of exhibits we have in the Museum:

 -"Traditional Folk Costumes of the Russian North"
 -"Russian Tea or Russian Samovars"
 -"Painted and Carved Wood of the Russian North"
 -"Vologda Lace, Linen, Embroidery, Weaving and Ornamental Needlework"
 -"Vologda Artistic Handicraft Industries"
 -"Treasures of Ancient Russian Art from the Museum Fonds"
 -"Russian Icons of the 15th-18th centuries"
 -"Russian Saints"
 -"Russian Artistic Silver and Enamel of the 17th-19th centuries"
 -"Preserved Wildlife"

So, we want to share our knowledge, our tangible historical and cultural
potential with everybody who will appreciate it.  We can involve our best
local scholars, authorities and masters of artistic handicraft industries
for individual contacts with those who need to go to the root of the matter.
If you need to teach big groups of students, we can organize a
visit of our specialists to lecture in the States. We are flexible and we
are ready to meet the customer's desire.

For 5 years we have been cooperating with one of the tourist agencies of
Vologda. They can provide lodging, transportation, entertainment, security
and other services through Vologda and other Russian regions for groups of
visitors from the States.

I CAN BE REACHED AT:
Russia, 160024, Vologda, ul.Severnaya 16-64
Phone: (7)8172-24-86-55
E-mail: gen@dorkom.vologda.su

Sincerely, Gennadiy Belonogov

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

Sender:  chatan@idi.org.il
Subject: Any Russian TWs on this list?


I would like to get in touch with Russian technical writers. If there are
any technical writers from Russia and the former Soviet Union who subscribe
to this list, please let me know. In addition, I am able to either translate
technical documentation directly from Russian to English or edit
translations of technical documentation from Russian to English, please let
me know.

I would also be interested in finding out about the state of the technical
writing profession in the former Soviet Union.

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

Sender:  debtfree497@juno.com (Robert Kaether)
Subject: Translation Software


Some people have written in asking for help in converting their Web pages
to Russian or asking how to write letters in Russian. I wanted to do the
same thing. I believe I have found a possible solution and wanted to make
our FRIENDS aware of it.

A company called Accent Software offers multiple products that convert
documents and Web pages into other languages. You can find them at
www.accentsoft.com.

I would like to hear from anyone who has tried any of their products.

Bob Kaether
Waunakee, Wisconsin
USA

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Sender:  joanne@glas.apc.org (Barbara Watson)
Subject: An inquiry


Dear Friends and Partners:

I am a 27 year old single Russian woman who is absolutely fluent in
English.  (I can also speak some German, although it is still at the
elementary level.)

I have experience in international business.  I am interested in working in
an English speaking country for a considerable length of time and would
appreciate any help any of you could give me in regards to obtaining
employment which would untilize my tr anslating and interpreting skills.

I feel I would be expecially useful to any company that deals with Russian
businesses or customers, although I would be happy to accept nearly any
position in a stable company or with a reputable organization.

I am submitting my inquiry to your group in the hope that one of you may be
able to give me some leads and/or advice.  Of course, I will be happy to
supply additional information about myself, as well as a resume and
personal and business references, at the appropriate time and in response
to serious inquiries.

Thanking you in advance for your advice and interest.

Sincerely,

Olga Grunina
Moscow, Russia

P.S.  All responses can be sent to this e-mail address:

joanne@glasnet.ru

Thank you

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

Sender:  Russian Investment & Business Center (rusric@erols.com)
Subject: EXCLUSIVE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES CONFERENCE


PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION FOR THE EXCLUSIVE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES CONFERENCE

LEARN HOW TO

Exclusive Business Conference & Luncheon
NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND THE LATEST TRENDS OF THE RUSSIAN
TELECOMMUNICATION,  TV & RADIO BROADCASTING MARKET

Guest Speaker: The Honorable Oleg A. FINKO, Chairman of the
Information Policy, Telecommunication, TV & Radio Broadcasting
Committee of the Russian Parliament

The conference & luncheon will be held in the beginning of October 1997 in
a convenient location downtown Washington, DC All registered partisipants
will be informed of the exact date, place and price of the conference
within the next few days

Take advantage of:

Meeting and establishing personal contacts with one of the most enfluantial
members of the new Russian parliement and his associates who are coming to
Washington DC for an exclusive business visit.

Eeceiving unique strategic information on the fastest growing Russian
market (Telecommunication, Cable and Satellite TV & Radio-broadcasting)

Learning how to participate in the current large-scale privatization of
Russian telecommunication, TV & Radio-broadcasting industry.

Finding out how to penetrate the most dinamic in the world Russian
telecommunication and satellite & cable TV market with 200 millions of
potential
customers

Do not miss this unique opportunity! Register today and learn all
you need for shaping your winning business strategy for tomorrow!

DUE TO THE VERY LIMITED SPACE, MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY!
To register, please complete the attached registration form and fax it to
our
Washington, DC office at (202) 546-3275
For additional information  please contact the  Russian-American Chamber of
Commerce (Washington, DC) at (202) 546-2103.
Fax: (202) 546-3275. E-mail: rusric@erols.com


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

Sender:  wwp@worldwidepromo.com
Subject: Local Families Needed


If the information below interests you, please send a reply to
STUDENTS@WORLDWIDEPROMO.COM

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to open and read this e-mail!
We are a non-profit educational organization, and we're seeking
families in your area who would be interested in hosting a foreign
exchange student for the upcoming school year. Have you ever
considered hosting an exchange student?

We need good, caring families who can volunteer now to accept these
students into their homes. Schools are beginning, so now is the time
to select your student! Respond today, and begin reading student
profiles right away. Your new family member is anxiously waiting to
hear that they have been chosen by an American family. We send you our
warmest greetings and we thank you for your interest. Reply soon, and
begin your own cultural adventure!

This promotion was brought to you by World Wide Promotions
http://www.worldwidepromo.com

If you would like to be removed from our list, please send an
email to remove@worldwidepromo.com with "remove" in the subject line.
DO NOT REPLY TO THAT ADDRESS SINCE YOU WOULD
BE RESPONDING TO AN AUTOMATED ADDRESS.

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

Sender:  William Morse (WMorse@actr.org)
Subject: Announcing the Partners in Education Program


Partners in Education Exchange Program

    Funded by the United States Information Agency (USIA)
    Administered by the American Council of Teacher of Russia/
    American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study
    (ACTR/ACCELS)

The Freedom Support Act-funded Partners in Education program (PIE)
supports democratic and educational reform in Russia and Ukraine
by advancing the development of civics education in NIS school systems.

Over the course of two semesters (Spring 1998 and Fall 1998) 90
secondary school social studies educators and administrators from
10 regions in Russia and Ukraine will participate in six-week
community based training and internship programs at U.S. secondary
schools.

ACTR/ACCELS is soliciting proposals from U.S. secondary school
districts to host and provide an internship program for groups
consisting of  eight teachers and one administrator from Russian
and Ukrainian secondary schools.  The last date to submit a proposal is
November 7, 1997.

ACTR/ACCELS is currently accepting applications from Russian and Ukrainian
secondary school social studies educators and administrators.  Recruitment
in Russia will be limited to educators and administrators from the
following oblasts: Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov,
Samara, Sverdlovsk.  Recruitment in Ukraine will be limited to educators
and administrators from the following oblasts: Kharkiv, Kiev, Lviv, Odessa.
The deadlines for submitting applications vary depending on the region;
please contact the nearest ACTR/ACCELS office for details.

For more information or the address if the office nearest you, please
write to William Morse <>

--
American Council of Teachers of Russian
American Council Collaboration in Education and Language Study
1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel. (202) 833-7522
Fax (202) 833-7523

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Sender:  alexis perrier (okho@rocketmail.com)
Subject: Volga Germans in Saratov

JUVENTA - TOUR Travel Agency Juventa LTD

To all our present and future friends  all over the world
Saratov, September 22,1997

Dear friends,

More than two centuries ago German settlers came to found their
villages on the Volga river thus making a living barrier against
nomadic tribes from the "Wild Step" and bringing new technologies into
agriculture and raising wastelands.

It was in 1766, three years after Catherine II had published her
second  manifesto. She had promised Germans free land and freedom of
action if they settled in Russia. The never ending search for freedom
and a better life for their families prompted Germans to leave their
homes in the second half of the 18th century . When they failed to
find those conditions in Russia  they made another attempt later in
the 19th and in the 20th centuries and braved the frontiers of America.

Statistics vary on how many settlers entered Russia. They  were
supposed to be over 30 000. Between 1763-1767, Volga Germans
established 104 colonies North and south of Saratov along the Volga
river. The new-settlers were of all kinds - from the very poorest to
those with funds that allowed them to take care of themselves. They
came from  Mainz, Essen, Trier, Baden, Saxonia  and other places.

The severe winter months of 1766 and diseases made their way to the
Volga region difficult. They first crossed the Baltic Sea on boats and
then kept on their way  in wagons into the continent. They had to stay
in  Kostroma until the spring of 1767, because the Volga was covered
with ice. By the time they arrived in the Saratov  region they found
wood houses especially built for them.

Germans were welcome.  Thanks to their diligence this region soon became
one of the most prosperous ones in the country.  Germans settlers made
Saratov famous for high flour production.  By the beginning of the 20th
century, Saratov had the first place in producing flour that was delivered
to Moscow, St.  Petersburg and Europe.  Very specific architecture
distinguished Saratov among other Russian cities as Germans kept their
national traditions even in house-building.  The Volga Germans felt at home
on the banks of Russian river.  But the two World Wars brought divergence
between Russians and Germans .  The atmosphere became very intense by the
beginning of the W.W. II. As a result many Germans were forced out of their
colonies in 1941 and were scattered in Siberia and Kasakhstan.  Some
Germans shared the fate of many Russian people who perished during famine
of 1920s or later in Stalinís concentration camps.  In the last decade,
particular interest in the Volga Germans has increased especially from
those who have their ancestors among settlers from Germany.  So in 1993,
Mrs.  Esther B. Trekell brought her ever first group to Saratov and we, on
the spot, did our best to support that daring lady in a very special way :
each person in the group was treated individually.  That meeting provoked
an idea to create our own travel agency which would combine special
knowledge, special treatment and the possibilities of an organization .
The way from idea to its implementation took more than two years but the
child was at last born and christened : "JUVENTA-TOUR".Ltd.  "Juventa-Tour"
would gladly invite you to visit the villages of your ancestors and to
receive any information available about them.  Your tour may include Moscow
or Saint Petersburg as well.

For more details please donít hesitate to contact us in Saratov
at  7 - 8452 - 721 - 454 (telephone and fax) or at 7 - 8452 - 721 -
602
write to us :
 Juventa-Tour,
410600 Saratov,
Moskovskaya str 84,
Russia.
Our E-mail address is:  juvent@mail.saratov.ru

Truly yours


Dr.Vladimir Manykin
Director

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Sender:  Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj (Bohdan@TRYZUB.com)
Subject: Ukraine FAQ Plus: The Ukrainian Weekly Preview September 21st,


Greetings,

   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:

http://www.std.com/sabre/UKRAINE.html

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.


Regards,

Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj


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


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Sender:  Robert Simeone (simeone@halcyon.com)
Subject: INFO-RUSS: need to get stuff to St. Petersburg

This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information,
and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html
To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu
INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users.

My church has adopted three elderly Russian women. On our visit to them
this summer it was clear that the church is interested in getting three
wineter blankets and winter coats to these women currently living in St.
Petersburg, Russia.  If you, or someone you know, plan to travel to St.
Petersburg and can spare some space in your luggage please contact me so we
can get the goods to you. Thanks.

Robert Simeone
417 11th Avenue East
Seattle, Wa.
98102-5006
simeone@halcyon.com



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