Digest for 97-12-12






Digest for December 12, 1997

                          Table of Contents

RECENT GUESTBOOK ENTRIES . . .

01-12 December 97  Sender:  aherbst@iafrica.com
                   Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from A Herbst

02-12 December 97  Sender:  orange@usinternet.com
                   Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from C. R. Moyer

03-12 December 97  Sender:  shtirbu@japh.dvgu.ru
                   Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Nadezhda

04-12 December 97  Sender:  PLove116@aol.com
                   Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Alex loveday

05-12 December 97  Sender:  rpwynes@mci2000.com
                   Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Kahto

06-12 December 97  Sender:  stwhitn@IBM.net, stwhitn@yahoo.com
                   Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Katherine


RECENT EMAIL . . .

01-12 December 97  Sender:  Marianne Ruane (mruane@glasnet.ru)
                   Subject: seeking good orphanage contacts in Moscow

02-12 December 97  Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
                   Subject: Freedom Support Act Fellowships in
                            Contemporary Issues

03-12 December 97  Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
                   Subject: Regional Scholar Exchange Program with
                            the New Independent States

04-12 December 97  Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
                   Subject: IREX--Ron Brown Fellowship Program

05-12 December 97  Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
                   Subject: Nathan Cummings Foundation Grants Program

06-12 December 97  Sender:  Richard Wynes (rpwynes@mci2000.com)
                   Subject: Courses

07-12 December 97  Sender:  skellogg@aaas.org (SKELLOGG)
                   Subject: SCIENTIST: Educational Grants for Women

08-12 December 97  Sender:  skellogg@aaas.org (SKELLOGG)
                   Subject: SCIENTIST: Radiation and Women's Health -
                            Events in February 1998

09-12 December 97  Sender:  Anny Segal (asegal@labyrinth.net.au)
                   Subject: Russian fonts for home page  - help!

10-12 December 97  Sender:  Anny Segal (asegal@labyrinth.net.au)
                   Subject: (no subject)

11-12 December 97  Sender:  Jonny Birkelund (jonny.birkelund@stv.uio.no)
                   Subject: crew wanted

12-12 December 97  Sender:  UserName (UserName@icao.org)
                   Subject: US Universities

13-12 December 97  Sender:  Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj (Bohdan@TRYZUB.com)
                   Subject: The Ukrainian Weekly Preview December 7th

14-12 December 97  Sender:  "Michael D. Corbin" (mirhouse@sky.net)
                   Subject: message in a bottle...

15-12 December 97  Sender:  "Sergey" (larkin@glasnet.ru)
                   Subject: Fw: Hi all!

16-12 December 97  Sender:  mvs3@po.CWRU.Edu (Maxim V. Soloviev)
                   Subject: Call Russia for less ($.68/min, even $.62/min)

17-12 December 97  Sender:  Mike Kelly (scarab@gj.net)
                   Subject: C.I.S. Documents & Search Engines


APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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RECENT GUESTBOOK ENTRIES . . .

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Sender:  aherbst@iafrica.com
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from A Herbst

Hi

I am from Johannesburg, South Africa and would love to correspond with
development specialists in Russia.  I specialize in the development of
training packages for developing countries with specific reference in the
housing and financing industry.

Look forward to your reply!!

Adriana

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

Sender:  orange@usinternet.com
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from C. R. Moyer

I am retired college professor (English Literature) with a long-standing
interest in Russian history, literature, and language.  Have an
intermediate knowledge of Russian.  Would like to correspond with someone
in Russia or Ukraine who would like to eschange opinions.  I would like to
receive letters in Russian, although I would have to write in English.

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

Sender:  shtirbu@japh.dvgu.ru
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Nadezhda

Hello all!

I'm 17 year-old russian girl, & I'd like to find an English-speaking
friend,or,maybe,you'll teach me some more language.Now I study Japanese,but
don't mind some other language, Portuguese,for example,'cause I'm very
interested in Brazil.

I'll be waiting!

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

Sender:  PLove116@aol.com
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Alex loveday

Dear friends and partners

I am doing a reaserch paper on the fall of the U.S.S.R. and I was wondering
if any one could tell me about there impressions on the fall of the
U.S.S.R. or how life is different now compared to then.  This would be
greatly appreciated

P.S. maybe you could recomend A good web site on the fall of the U.S.S.R.

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

Sender:  rpwynes@mci2000.com
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Kahto

I would like to find quality educational CDs or videos in Russian for my 12
y.o daughter and 11 y.o.  son.  Or, any disc or CD that can run on a PC. We
are living in America and until my kids' English improves I want them to be
able to continue their studies in Russian.  All subjects--math, science,
history, etc.

I would appreciate any helpful information on this.

Thank you.

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

Sender:  stwhitn@IBM.net, stwhitn@yahoo.com, or.spiffy_chick@hotmail.com
Subject: GUESTBOOK entry from Katherine

Hello!  My name is Katherine, I am a student from the USA and I was
wondering if anyone from Russia would be interested in being one of my
on-line sorces, friends, and/or mentor.  Please e-mail me if you would like
to, thanx, Katherine

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E-MAIL POSTINGS . . .

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

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

Sender:  Marianne Ruane (mruane@glasnet.ru)
Subject: seeking good orphanage contacts in Moscow


12/9/97

I am searching for some good orphanages in Moscow and the Moscow Region.  I
work with returnees (alumni) of the Freedom Support Act Future Leaders
Exchange (FSAFLEX), a U.S. government-sponsored program which enables high
school students from the NIS to spend an academic year studying in a U.S.
high school and living with an American host family.  As part of our
community service 'alumni activities' in Moscow, we sometimes invite
children from an orphanage or Internat to join us in our holiday
celebrations, and at other times we have gone to an orphanage to lead a
celebration or other activity with the children.  Unfortunately, so far our
contacts at the orphanages have been less than helpful.  We've had
orphanage administration that were unreliable (promised to attend our event
then never showed up or called the day before the planned activity to
cancel), others who were uninterested in our activities or not grateful for
the help we offered afterwards, and even some places who declined to
participate because the events would make such a big impression on the
children that they would have nightmares.

If anyone knows of an orphanage with a good administration that genuinely
cares about the welfare of its children, that is reliable when making
agreements, and that is interested in collaborating with a group of great
teenagers who want to give something to their community, please send me the
coordinates and contact information.

Thank you.

****************************************
Marianne Ruane
FSAFLEX Alumni Coordinator
ACTR/ACCELS
117049 Moscow, 2 Leninsky pr-t k.503
(095) 230-4582, 956-7812 (fax)

****************************************

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

Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
Subject: Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues

SPONSOR:  United States Information Agency

SYNOPSIS: The Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues:
Research fellowships for four months at host institutions in the United
States for approximately 75 highly qualified practitioners in diverse
professions in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors who are
citizens Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and
Uzbekistan and who are shaping public policy or otherwise contributing to
the transformation of their societies in one of five designated areas:
Sustainable Growth and Economic Development; Democratization, Human Rights
and the Rule of Law; Political, Military, Security, and Public Policy
Issues; Strengthening Civil Society; Internet, the Communications
Revolution, and Intellectual Property Rights.

DEADLINES: 1998-02-12

OBJECTIVES: The goals and objectives of the program are to empower
outstanding citizens of the countries of the NIS and U.S. to: (1) obtain
access to the resource materials and specialists of the host country so
that they can conduct the specific research proposed in their applications;
(2) deliver lectures, make presentations, and write articles, books, policy
papers, reports, and/or produce other materials that advance the state of
knowledge and practice in their fields in their home countries and
institutions; and (3) promote long-term collaborative research projects and
cooperation between U.S. and NIS scholars and practitioners.  At the end of
their fellowships, all participants are required to return to their home
countries so that they can begin to apply the knowledge, skills, and
insights gained as a result of their academic exchange experience.

RESTRICTIONS: Eligible applicants are public and private non-profit,
tax-exempt organizations with at least four years of experience in
conducting international exchange programs with the New Independent States.

MONETARY: Funding for the FY 1998 Freedom Support Act Fellowships in
Contemporary Issues is anticipated at $955,000.

CONTACT INFO: 301 4th Street, SW; E/AEE; Room 246; Washington, DC 20547

Telephone: 202-205-0525; FAX: 202-260-7985; Email Address: treed@usia.gov

Source of Information: Federal Register; 1997-12-04; 64252

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

Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
Subject: Regional Scholar Exchange Program with the New Independent States

SPONSOR: United States Information Agency

SYNOPSIS: The Regional Scholar Exchange Program with the New Independent
States: Research fellowships for four months and six months at host
institutions in the United States for approximately 130 highly qualified
advanced graduate students pursuing dissertation research and university
faculty and scholars at the early stages of their careers in one of
twenty-five designated fields of the social sciences and humanities who are
citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and
Uzbekistan and for research fellowships for four months and six months at
host institutions in the New Independent States for approximately twenty
advanced graduate students pursuing dissertation research or special
projects and university faculty in one of twenty-five designated fields of
the social sciences and humanities who are citizens of the United States.

DEADLINES: 1998-02-12

OBJECTIVES: The goals and objectives of the program are to empower
outstanding citizens of the countries of the NIS and U.S. to: (1) obtain
access to the resource materials and specialists of the host country so
that they can conduct the specific research proposed in their applications;
(2) deliver lectures, make presentations, and write articles, books, policy
papers, reports, and/or produce other materials that advance the state of
knowledge and practice in their fields in their home countries and
institutions; and (3) promote long-term collaborative research projects and
cooperation between U.S. and NIS scholars and practitioners.  At the end of
their fellowships, all participants are required to return to their home
countries so that they can begin to apply the knowledge, skills, and
insights gained as a result of their academic exchange experience.

RESTRICTIONS: Eligible applicants are public and private non-profit,
tax-exempt organizations with at least four years of experience in
conducting international exchange programs with the New Independent States.
Participants must be pre- or postdoctoral scholars and must have sufficient
fluency in the language of the host country to be able to conduct research.

MONETARY: Funding for the FY 1998 Regional Scholar Exchange Program is
anticipated at $2,000,000.

CONTACT INFO: 301 4th Street, SW; E/AEE; Room 246; Washington, DC 20547

Telephone: 202-205-0525; FAX: 202-260-7985; Email Address: treed@usia.gov

Source of Information: Federal Register; 1997-12-04; 64252

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

Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
Subject: IREX--Ron Brown Fellowship Program

IREX--Ron Brown Fellowship Program

SPONSOR: International Research & Exchanges Board

SYNOPSIS: Grants are awarded to departments in U.S. colleges and
universities to host graduate students from Central and Eastern Europe to
participate in degree or nondegree programs of study in business
administration, economics, educational administration, environmental
policy, mass communications, law, public administration, civic education
and public policy.

DEADLINES: 01-31-1998

OBJECTIVES: Grants provide support to institutions to host graduate student
fellows from Central and Eastern Europe.  The host institution will offer
both Master's degree and nondegree programs of study in the fields of
business administration, economics, educational administration,
environmental policy/resource management, journalism/mass communications,
law, public administration, and public policy.  Programs combine study with
internships.

RESTRICTIONS: Eligible applicants departments with relevant, accredited
Master's level programs, at U.S. colleges or universities.

MONETARY: Grant provisions for fellows include partial tuition, living
expenses, health insurance, travel, and book allowance.  Awards are to host
fellows beginning in fall 1998.  Each university should contribute at least
fifty percent tuition toward each fellow's grant.

CONTACT INFO: Program Officer; 1616 H Street, N.W.; Washington, DC 20006;
U.S.A.

Telephone:  202-628-8188; FAX:  202-628-8189; Email Address:  tdunbar@irex.org

Program Number:  031041

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

Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
Subject: Nathan Cummings Foundation Grants Program


Nathan Cummings Foundation Grants Program

SPONSOR: Cummings (Nathan) Foundation

SYNOPSIS: The Nathan Cummings Foundation has five main program areas: the
arts, environment, health, Jewish life and interprogram.  In all areas,
funding focuses on the poor, disadvantaged and underserved; the promotion
of understanding across cultures; respect for diversity; empowerment of
communities in need; and recognition of the importance of inner life and
spirtuality.

DEADLINES: OPEN

OBJECTIVES: The arts program awards funding to assist community-based arts
education programs that offer support for at-risk youth; to strengthen
culturally specific and community-based arts organizations; and to support
to work integrating the arts and health, environment or Jewish life.
Environment grants support the increase of environmentally sound
transportation options; economic and fiscal policies that reflect
environmental costs of economic behaviors; moral and spiritual resources
that address the underlying roots of the environmental crisis; and
environmental literacy, campus stewardship and student activism in higher
education.  Grants for health promote care for pregnant women and children
under the age of six, particularly in low income communities and healthcare
that improves the quality of life at the end of life.  The foundation's
Jewish life program makes grants to strengthen the capacity of the Jewish
community to teach, articulate and put into practice traditional and
contemporary forms of Jewish spirtual wisdom; for efforts that provide
Jewish spirtual resources to Jews who are ill, their families and their
caregivers; for educational and experiential approaches that make Jewish
life inviting to Jews who have intermarried, their partners and their
children; to improve Jewish education; for the development of social
justice organizations and the building of alliances between Jews and
non-Jews; and to strengthen relations with Jews in Israel, Russia and
Ukraine.  Interprogram grants support the search for common ground among
diverse groups within the foundation's program interests; understanding the
religious and political movements on the right; efforts to develop a fair
and pluralistic vision of democracy, through innovative thinking and
experimental programs; and efforts to explore the benefits of contemplative
practice, including clinical research, and to raise public awareness.

RESTRICTIONS: U.S. nonprofits.  The foundation does not contribute to
endowments, debt reduction, capital campaigns, capital construction,
equipment purchases or museum collections acquisitions.

MONETARY: $14 million in 1996.

CONTACT INFO: 1926 Broadway; Suite 600; New York, NY 10023-6915

Telephone: 212-787-7300; FAX: 212-787-7377; Email Address:
info@cummings.ncf.org


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

Sender:  Richard Wynes (rpwynes@mci2000.com)
Subject: Courses

I am Russian and living in America with my 2 kids (11 and 12). Do you
know of any quality educational CDs or videos in Russian, or any disc or CD
for a PC that I might obtain? This is so that my kids' education might
continue until their English improves.

Also, what courses do you have that I could take (31 y.o.  woman)?

Also, do you know of Russian-language publications looking for free-lance
contributors?

Thanking you in advance for your help

Kahto


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

Sender:  skellogg@aaas.org (SKELLOGG)
Subject: SCIENTIST: Educational Grants for Women

X-POSTED from SCIENTIST

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS FOR WOMEN

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) was established in 1981 to honor
the late Margaret McNamara and her commitment to the well-being of women
and children in developing countries.  It is affiliated with the World Bank
Volunteer Services and is staffed mostly by volunteers.  The MMMF aids
women from developing countries who are enrolled at educational
institutions in the United States and plan to return to their home country
within approximately two years by helping to defray educational expenses.
Grant recipients must be committed to improving the lives of women and
children in their home country.  Since 1983, the MMMF has awarded 53 grants
totalling $293,200 to women from 33 countries.  The MMMF awards five grants
of approximately $6000 each year.  The grants are nonrenewable.  Students
in any discipline who meet the eligibility requirements may apply.  Past
recipients have included students of agriculture, architecture, urban
planning, civil engineering, education, forestry, journalism, nursing,
nutrition, pediatrics, public administration, public health, and social
sciences.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a grant, a woman must:

	 1.  Have a record of service to women and/or children in her country

	 2.  Plan to return to her home country in approximately two years'
	     time

	 3.  Demonstrate financial need

	 4.  Be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the
United
	     States by September 1997 and during the entire period covered
by the
	     grant

	 5.  Be a national of a developing country currently residing in the
	     United States, but not a permanent resident (i.e., green card
holder)

	 6.  Be at least 25 years old by 31 December 1997 (i.e., born before
	     1973)

	 7.  Not be related to any World Bank Group staff member or his/her
	     spouse

Residents of the following countries in East Central Europe and the former
Soviet Union are eligible to apply: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia,
Hungary, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova,
Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Contact Information

To request an application or further information about the MMMF, please
contact: Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund, 1818 H Street NW, Room G-1000,
Washington DC 20433, USA. Since students must be enrolled in a US
institution in order to apply, applications will not be mailed outside of
the United States.

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Sender:  skellogg@aaas.org (SKELLOGG)
Subject: SCIENTIST: Radiation and Women's Health - Events in February 1998

X-POSTED from SCIENTIST

RADIATION AND BREAST CANCER

Elizabeth J. Kirk, Project on Europe and Central Asia, American Association
for the Advancement of Science and Elaine K. Gallin, Office of
International Health Studies, US Department of Energy, are jointly
organizing a symposium entitled: "Radiation and Breast Cancer: Current
Views and Implications for Exposed Populations in the Former Soviet Union."
The symposium is scheduled to take place from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on 13
February 1998 at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The symposium will first review what is currently known about the
relationship between exposure to ionizing radiation and the risk of breast
cancer, and the populations in the former Soviet Union (FSU) that have been
exposed to ionizing radiation.  With this background, the remainder of the
symposium will be devoted to a discussion of breast cancer rates in the FSU
and ongoing studies on breast cancer in radioactively contaminated regions
of the FSU.

The symposium will consist of the following presentations, after which time
will be allotted for a question and answer session.

     *  Radiation Related Breast Cancer Risk: Review of Current Knowledge,

        presented by Charles Land, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda,
        Maryland, United States

     *  Radiation Exposures in the FSU: Populations at Risk, presented by
        Lynn Anspaugh, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United
        States

     *  New Studies on Breast Cancer and Radioactive Contamination in NIS
        Countries, presented by Armin Weinberg, Baylor College of Medicine,
        Houston, Texas, United States

     *  Breast Cancer Mortality Rates in Ukraine, presented by Anatoly
        Romanenko or Alexandra Bondar, Research Center for Radiation
        Medicine, Kyiv, Ukraine

     *  Establishment of a Cancer Registry in the Eastern Kazakstan Region,
        presented by Leif Peterson, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,
        Texas, United States

     *  Research Opportunities for Breast Cancer in Kazakstan, presented by
        a speaker from the Kazakstan Ministry of Science

     *  Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Breast Cancer in Ukraine,
        presented by Vivien Tsu, Program for Appropriate Technology in
        Health, Seattle, Washington, United States

Related Activities

In conjunction with this symposium, the following activities will be
conducted:

     *  Poster Session on "Clinical and Dose Reconstruction Aspects of the
        Effects of Radiation on Women's Health;" 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 14
        February at the Life Sciences Poster Session, AAAS Annual Meeting.

     The posters to be presented are:

        >  The Influence of Radiation Exposure on Existing Levels of
           Morbidity and Mortality from Malignant Neoplasms in the Female
           Population of Kaluga Oblast Following the Chernobyl Accident,
           presented by Sergey Bubnov, Medical Radiological Research
           Center, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Obninsk, Russia

        >  Risk Factors Among the Techa River Cohort of Women with Breast
           Cancer, Yevghenia Ostroumova, Epidemiology Department, Urals
           Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Chelyabinsk, Russia

        >  Probability of Abnormal Pregnancy and Delivery Incidence in
           Women Exposed to Chronic Radiation, Olga Ploshchansky, Medical
           Genetic Laboratory, Urals Research Center for Radiation
           Medicine, Chelyabinsk, Russia

        >  Breast Cancer Mortality Among Women Hired at the Mayak
           Production Association Between 1948 and 1972, Mikhail
           Sokolnikov, Laboratory of Epidemiology, Branch No. 1, Federal
           Research Center "Biophysics Institute" (FIB-1), Ozyorsk, Russia

        >  Breast Cancer Incidence in the Semipalatinsk Region of
           Kazakstan, Zuhra Tanatova, Semipalatinsk State Medical Academy,
           Semipalatinsk, Kazakstan

     *  Round Table Discussion on environmental causes of breast cancer and
     the unique research opportunities the NIS presents in this area;
     evening of 13 February, following the symposium

Contact Information

If you are interested in participating in the round table discussion, or
for more information on the symposium or poster session, please contact:
Sanoma Lee Kellogg, Project Coordinator, Europe and Central Asia, American
Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue NW,
Washington DC 20005, USA; Tel: 1 202 326 7027; Fax: 1 202 289 4958; E-mail:
skellogg@aaas.org.

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Sender:  Anny Segal (asegal@labyrinth.net.au)
Subject: Russian fonts for home page  - help!

I would like to use the friends and partners tutorials etc.  But how do I
get the gibberish off the webpage and get to see words written in Russian.
I am new to all this.  Your appreciate your response.  Anny (Anya)

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Sender:  Anny Segal (asegal@labyrinth.net.au)
Subject: (no subject)

How do I view Cyrillic font on web pages using Netscape 3.01 Gold ?
I will appreciate your help very much.
Anny.

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Sender:  Jonny Birkelund (jonny.birkelund@stv.uio.no)
Subject: crew wanted


Hi,
Interested in sailing? I need crew from:
1.  Tenerife to Brazil from january 98 to feb/march 98
2.  Brazil to Panama from march to april 98.

Cost: learning me some russian and sharing food!

/Jonny
email: jonnyb@af.nfr.no

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Sender:  UserName (UserName@icao.org)
Subject: US Universities

My name is Dmitri Eguer. I spent the first ten years of my life in
Russia and then moved to France where I live with my mother. I am now 18
years old and am finishing my secondary education in the French school
system. My mother has recently married an American man and I am moving
to North America in June. I would like to study ecoonomics in US
university and eventually return to Russia and be a part of the reforms
that are going on and contribute positively to the future of Russia.
Would you be able to provide me with some direction on how to find out
about financial assitance, scholarships, work-study programmes, etc that
I can apply for, and what schools are best suited toward my goals.

Dmitri

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Sender:  Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj (Bohdan@TRYZUB.com)
Subject: Ukraine FAQ Plus: The Ukrainian Weekly Preview December 7th,


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
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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
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Would you like to receive announcements direct from TryzubSite without the
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We also have a new little section in the "About Ukraine" page where people
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There is a search engine where you can search through most of the contents
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TryzubSite is one of the quickest growing and most visited sites for
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Either click the button labelled "Current Events" by the
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As always, please feel free to email us at faq@tryzub.com
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                                Regards,

               Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj



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Sender:  "Michael D. Corbin" (mirhouse@sky.net)
Subject: message in a bottle...


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 2. Russia, China, and the U.S. and...

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please forward to interested parties...Cheers!

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Sender:  "Sergey" (larkin@glasnet.ru)
Subject: Fw: Hi all!


Hi!  My name is Sergey.  I live In Russia, in Moscow.  Was pleased be copy
(1-2 times at a week) and with you.  Be Not offend, if immediately does not
be able to answer.  My E-Mail: larkin@glasnet.ru

** 16 **********************************************************************

Sender:  mvs3@po.CWRU.Edu (Maxim V. Soloviev)
Subject: Call Russia for less ($.68/min, even $.62/min)


Dear Sir / Madam:

RSL Com USA (former CYBERLINK, Inc.) now available in
        California (all area codes),
        New York (area codes 212, 516, 718, 914),
        New Jersy (201, 732, 908, 973) and
        Florida (305, 407, 561, 954)
as a 1+ service. Interstate rate is $.10/min, flat rate,
without any surcharges.           ^^^^^^^^^^^

In ALL states it is available as "add-on" service.
Add-on service means:
 - no need to change telephone company;
 - no additional charges;
 - calling card with the same rates

        ===================================================
                        ADD-ON Service          1+ Service
        ===================================================
        Russia -        $.68 / min;             $.62 / min;
        Ukraine -       $.65 / min;             $.64 / min;
        Belarus -       $.74 / min;             $.62 / min;
        Azerbaijan -    $.59 / min;             $.57 / min;
        Lithuania -     $.62 / min;             $.60 / min;
        Latvia -        $.49 / min;             $.48 / min;
        Estonia -       $.46 / min;             $.44 / min;
        ...
        Australia -     $.28 / min;             $.22 / min;
        Denmark -       $.27 / min;             $.24 / min;
        France -        $.33 / min;             $.25 / min;
        Hungary -       $.42 / min;             $.34 / min;
        Poland -        $.51 / min;             $.49 / min;
        Romania -       $.65 / min;             $.61 / min;
        Singapore -     $.32 / min;             $.31 / min;
        Sweden -        $.22 / min;             $.17 / min...
        ...more...

ADVANTAGES:
^^^^^^^^^^^
Super-low rates apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
Best of all, there are NO HIDDEN CHARGES: no access fees,
per-call fees, monthly fees, sign-up fees, peak-period
surcharges, etc.

Calling Card is the major advantage of RSL Com. The same
rates and absolutely no surcharges.

Please inquire  s-media@usa.net  or  (888) 231-2857
     http://www.webspawner.com/users/dial/

** 17 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Mike Kelly (scarab@gj.net)
Subject: C.I.S. Documents & Search Engines


C.I.S. DOCUMENTS LISTED BY SEARCH ENGINE CONDUCTED 12/2/97

                ALTA-VISTA              HOTBOT          LYCOS
Armenia         11,193                  55,992          5,812
Azerbaijan      6,946                   36,034          3,903
Belarus         14,602                  65,773          7,387
Estonia         24,957                  105,762         14,947
Kazakstan       3,306                   9,989           935
Kyrgyzstan      3,306                   24,881          2.047
Moldova         4,521                   35,468          3,350
Russia          149,707                 558,125         62,287
Tajikistan      2,569                   23,251          2,137
Turkmenistan    2,642                   30,748          3.040
Ukraine         42,268                  149,845         16,695
Uzbekistan      4,917                   40,763          4,301

This exercise clearly shows a discrepancy in the number of documents
accessed by each search engine.  Hotbot seems to be the best by a great
margin.

----------------------- END FRIENDS December 12, 1997 -------------------------

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