Digest for 97-12-21



Digest for December 21, 1997

                          Table of Contents

RECENT GUESTBOOK ENTRIES . . .

01-21 December 97  Sender:  vist@vist.nsu.ru
                   Subject: from Bellla Struminskaja

02-21 December 97  Sender:  egan@neta.com
                   Subject: from David Egan

03-21 December 97  Sender:  MUSONDC@NCHNET.ZCCM.ZM
                   Subject: from MUSONDA  CHRISTOPHER

04-21 December 97  Sender:  pot@klaipeda.omnitel.net
                   Subject: from denyz

05-21 December 97  Sender:  SIMUYEMF@NCHNET.ZCCM.ZM
                   Subject: from SIMUYEMBA  FREDERICK MUSONDA

06-21 December 97  Sender:  rudylb@indosat.net.id
                   Subject: from sylvia Gunarsih Wijaya

07-21 December 97  Sender:  William-A-Moser@worldnet.att.net
                   Subject: from William A. Moser

08-21 December 97  Sender:  mitchellgouker@prodigy.net
                   Subject: from mitchell

09-21 December 97  Sender:  per_larsson@hotmail.com
                   Subject: from Per

10-21 December 97  Sender:  kuband@ipix.com
                   Subject: from Dan Kuban

11-21 December 97  Sender:  LYNCDELEON@aol.com
                   Subject: from Lyn C. de Leon

12-21 December 97  Sender:  marchelo@earthlink.net
                   Subject: from Mark

13-21 December 97  Sender:  zzzadig@aol.com
                   Subject: from Steve Loftin

14-21 December 97  Sender:  Louscrub@aol.com
                   Subject: from Louie


RECENT EMAIL . . .

01-21 December 97  Sender:  Laura Stutts (lsss@concentric.net)
                   Subject: Hello Friends!

02-21 December 97  Sender:  Steven Pasternack (spastern@NMSU.Edu)
                   Subject: stamps

03-21 December 97  Sender:  gcole@solar.cini.utk.edu
                   Subject: Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the
                            Independent States of the Former Soviet Union

04-21 December 97  Sender:  gcole@solar.cini.utk.edu
                   Subject: Prof. Dev. Fellowships in NIS (x-post from
CIVILSOC)

05-21 December 97  Sender:  Jonny Birkelund (jonnyb@prosus.nfr.no)
                   Subject: penpal

06-21 December 97  Sender:  "Lindeman, David" (dlindeman@crdf.org)
                   Subject: Internship Opportunities

07-21 December 97  Sender:  gcole@solar.cini.utk.edu
                   Subject: Rotary Foundation Scholarships (x-post from
CIVILSOC)

08-21 December 97  Sender:  "alex" (otto@lvdi.net)
                   Subject: letter

09-21 December 97  Sender:  Information Center (inforuss@postman.ru)
                   Subject: Searching for opportunities

10-21 December 97  Sender:  NADAMS5317 (NADAMS5317@aol.com)
                   Subject: friends and partners

11-21 December 97  Sender:  (keko@zlin.axiom.cz)
                   Subject: question about clasic russian liter.

12-21 December 97  Sender:  Khawkdrivr (Khawkdrivr@aol.com)
                   Subject: translation


APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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RECENT GUESTBOOK ENTRIES . . .

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

Sender:  vist@vist.nsu.ru
Subject: from Bellla Struminskaja

Hallo!  My name is Bella.  I live in Novosibirsk, in Academtown.  I'm
twelve.  I'd like to have a good friend in any English - language country.
I can answer as in English as in Russian.  Marry Christmas to everybody and
Heppy New Year!

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

Sender:  egan@neta.com
Subject: from David Egan

Hi, I would like to correspond with people from the town of Alejsk in the
Altai region of Russia and from the city of Ust Kamenogorsk in Kazakstan.
I am looking for information on those 2 places and any assistance from
people in those areas would be most appreciated.  Hope to hear from you
soon.  Thank you and Merry Christmas to all.

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

Sender:  MUSONDC@NCHNET.ZCCM.ZM
Subject: from MUSONDA  CHRISTOPHER

HI EVERYBODY !
I AM LOOKING FOR PEN PAL FRIENDS
BOTH SEX
ANY COUNTRY

I LIVE IN ZAMBIA (AFRICA)
I AM 33 YEARS

I WORK IN THE COPPER MINES AS HEAVY
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FOREMAN
THANKX


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

Sender:  pot@klaipeda.omnitel.net
Subject: from denyz

hello!
I am 17 years old boy from lithuania.
I would like to correspondent with anyone
who know what is SKATEBOARDING.
I skating 5 years.
PEACE!

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

Sender:  SIMUYEMF@NCHNET.ZCCM.ZM
Subject: from SIMUYEMBA  FREDERICK MUSONDA

I LIKE THIS WEB NET IT IS AVERY GOOD IDEA HOW EVER I WOULD LIKE TO
CORRESPOND WITH ANY ONE ENGLISH SPEAKING FROM RUSSIA OR AMERICA I AM 45
YEARS OLD, I WORK FOR ONE OF THE GIANT COPPERMINES IN THE COUNTRY AS A
PLANNER SCHEDULER I AM A LION AND HOLD POSITION OF LEO ADVISOR IN CHINGOLA
LIONS CLUB DISTRICT 413 THANKX

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

Sender:  rudylb@indosat.net.id
Subject: from sylvia Gunarsih Wijaya

Hi, everyone I'm looking for my penpals e-mail.  His name is Nick who lived
in Krasnoyarsk.  everybody who knows can tell me on my site :
rudylb@indosat.net.id anytime.  Thanks very much.  I'm looking for
friendship tat can lasting forever.  Iam 30 years, come from Indonesia.
Write soon.

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

Sender:  William-A-Moser@worldnet.att.net
Subject: from William A. Moser

Hi!

Retirement couldn't be better.  I've visited Russia several times and I
plan to return again soon.  I'd like to make additional contacts in Moscow
and Novosibirsk, so if you live there, please feel free to contact me.

This message center is a wonderful idea ...  a great way to communicate.

Bill



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Sender:  mitchellgouker@prodigy.net
Subject: from mitchell


Wishing all happy holidays and wonderful new year.  Best wishes to Russia
and The New States.  I am teaching myself Russian and enjoy it very much.
Wishing I could find someone near Louisville,Kentucky who would practice
with me.  Thought I would like to learn some Chinese after I learn Russian
well.

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

Sender:  per_larsson@hotmail.com
Subject: from Per

Privet vsem!
Hope you're all having a cosy Xmas. Me I'm going in two days to
Piter and then to Moscow. I would love to meet some new friends so
don't hesitate to send me mail (per_larsson@hotmail.com). I'm a 28
years old Swede who is fluent in Russian. You can
see me here http://homepage.calypso.net/pjotr/archivejpegjag.html


ps. I'll check my mail even in Russia. ds.

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

Sender:  kuband@ipix.com
Subject: from Dan Kuban

I am looking for the phone # and fax #
for a photographic lens maunfacturer:

JSC PELENG
Makayonok str., 23,
Minsk, 220023
Republic of Belarus

Can anyone help?  Thanks.

Dan Kuban
kuband@ipix.com

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

Sender:  LYNCDELEON@aol.com
Subject: from Lyn C. de Leon


I am a native of the Philippines and am planning to visit Russia in the
summer of 1999.  I am just starting to learn the language beginning with
the alphabet...so any tips from you would be helpful.  Thank you.

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

Sender:  marchelo@earthlink.net
Subject: from Mark

Hi  people. Just  checking  out  Russian  comunity.
Aanybody  from  NJ  give  me  a  hallo!
My  name  is  Mark originally  from Baku , 26 years old "SINGLE"
LOL
I  do  electronic  repairs for living  so  if  you  have  something  broken
visit  my  web site at: http://home.earthlink.net/~marchelo/

Ok  see  ya  people!

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

Sender:  zzzadig@aol.com
Subject: from Steve Loftin


I am looking for anyone who can locate information about Russsian mining
lamps and I would like to buy old Russian non-electric mining lamps.
Primarily interested in finding someone who is knowledgeable about all
Russian mining history.

** 14 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Louscrub@aol.com
Subject: from Louie

Privet vsem!!!

Menya zovut Lui Luisovich, mne 26, ya puertorikanets, zhivu v Orlando
Floride (USA.) Ya govoryu po-ruskij (nemnogo), po-ispanskij i konechno
po-angliskij.  Mne ochen' nravit'sya ruskij yazik i xochu govorit' s vami!
Pozhalujsta, pishite!!!

vash novyj drug,
Louie :-)

PS...love the website!



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E-MAIL POSTINGS . . .

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

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

Sender:  Laura Stutts (lsss@concentric.net)
Subject: Hello Friends!

Hello, my name is Laura Stutts, I have visited your web page and am very
impressed.

I was wondering if you would consider a small favor.  I am planning to
see Ekaterina Gordeeva, one of Russia's famous figure skaters, at the
end of this month.  I would like to make a sign for her that shows my
respect and admiration for her skating.  I have been a fan of hers for
years and when her husband Sergei Grinkov passed away I feel the entire
world lost a wonderful man and a very talented skater.  I met a girl who
wrote the passage in Russian I would like to put on Ekaterina's sign for

me but the letters are hard for me to reproduce and I do not want to
write them incorrectly.  I know Ekaterina is fluent in English but I
would very much like to make a sign for her in her native language.  I
would like to make a sign for her using my computer, but I do not know
how to create the letters.  I know this must be a silly request for you
and after looking at your extensive web page and knowledge & I will
understand if you do not have the time or desire to do this but I am
very excited about the opportunity to see her.  The show I plan to
attend is Dec. 29th and I would like to have the sign for that night.  I
would simply like to have it read: "Ekaterina, We love you!!"  If you
could please help me I would truly be very grateful.  Thank you very
much for your time and consideration!

Sincerely,
Laura Stutts
lsss@concentric.net

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

Sender:  Steven Pasternack (spastern@NMSU.Edu)
Subject: stamps


Hello:
I am looking for Soviet postage stamps from mainly the 1930s, 1940s and
1950s. Also, Latvian stamps from 1920s and 1930s.   If you have  such
collections and are willing to do some selling or trading, please contact
me.  Thank you.
                                                                Steve
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 New Mexico State University
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** 03 **********************************************************************

Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
Subject: Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the
         Independent States of the Former Soviet Union


Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States
of the Former Soviet Union

SPONSOR:  Department of State

SYNOPSIS: Support is provided for U.S. organizations with interest and
expertise in conducting research and training to serve as intermediaries
administering national competitive programs concerning the countries of
Eastern Europe and the independent states of the former Soviet Union.

DEADLINES:  02-20-1998

OBJECTIVES: The sponsor provides support for the administration of research
and training programs concerning the nations of Eastern Europe and the
independent states of the former Soviet Union.

Applications sought are those that would contribute to the development of a
stable, long-term, national program of unclassified, advanced research, and
training on the countries of Eastern Europe and/or the independent states
of the former Soviet Union by proposing: (1) national programs which award
contracts or grants to American institutions of higher education or
not-for-profit corporations in support of postdoctoral or equivalent level
research projects, such contracts or grants to contain shared-cost
provisions; (2) national programs which offer graduate, post-doctoral, and
teaching fellowships for advanced training on the countries of Eastern
Europe and the independent states of the former Soviet Union and related
studies, including training in the languages of the region, with such
training to be conducted, on a shared-cost basis, at American institutions
of higher education; (3) national programs which provide fellowships and
other support for American specialists enabling them to conduct advanced
research on the countries of Eastern Europe and the independent states of
the former Soviet Union and related studies and those which facilitate
research collaboration between Government and private specialists in these
fields; (4) national programs which provide advanced training and research
on a reciprocal basis on the countries of Eastern Europe and the
independent states of the former Soviet Union by facilitating access for
American specialists to research facilities and resources in those
countries; and (5) national programs which facilitate public dissemination
of research methods, data and findings, and those which propose to
strengthen the national capability for advanced research or training on the
countries of Eastern Europe and the independent states of the former Soviet
Union.

Nations of interest include Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz
Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia (including Kosovo and Montenegro), and the Former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

RESTRICTIONS: Eligible applicants are United States organizations prepared
to conduct competitive programs on the independent states of the former
Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe and related fields.

Support for specific activities will be guided by the following: (1)
publications--funds awarded in this competition should not be used to
subsidize journals, newsletters and other periodical publications except in
special circumstances; (2) conferences--proposals for conferences, like
those for research projects and training programs, should be assessed
according to their relative contribution to the advancement of knowledge
and to the professional development of cadres in the fields; (3) library
activities--funds may be used for certain library activities which clearly
strengthen research and training on the countries of Eastern Europe and the
independent states of the former Soviet Union and benefit the fields as a
whole; (4) language support- -encourages attention to the non-Russian
languages of the independent states of the former Soviet Union and the less
commonly taught languages of the East European countries; (5) Support for
non-Americans--the highest priority for support always should go to
American specialists (i.e., U.S. citizens or permanent residents); (5)
support for transitions--encourages support for activities which, while
building expertise among U.S. specialists on the region, also may promote
fundamental goals of the U.S. assistance programs such as helping establish
market economies and promoting democratic governance and civil societies.

MONETARY: Funding may be available at a level up to $5.0 million.  The
precise level of funding will not be known until legislative action is
complete.  Multi-year projects cannot receive assured funding.  Cost
sharing is encouraged, whenever feasible.

CONTACT INFO: Kenneth E. Roberts; 2201 C Street, NW; Room 6841; Washington,
DC 20520-6510

Telephone:  202-736-4572/4386; FAX:  202-736-4851

Source of Information: Federal Register; 1997-11-24; 62661

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

Sender:  gcole@solar.cini.utk.edu
Subject: Prof. Dev. Fellowships in NIS (cross-post from CIVILSOC)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 14:59:11 +0300 (WSU)
From: Lisa 
To: ccsi@u.washington.edu
Subject: Prof. Dev. Fellowships in NIS


Professional Development Fellowships

Fellowships for periods of three to seven months covering international
transportation, a monthly living stipend, health insurance and allowances
for books and travel within the host country are available to Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Krgyzstan, Moldova, Russia,
Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

These Fellowships are available to U.S. citizens currently enrolled in
their second or terminal year of graduate or professional school or to
recent graduates of those schools in the fields of business and economics,
law, journalism, public administration, environmental management,
education reform, public health and information science.

Fellows will travel to a country to deepen their understanding of the
current reforms and become familiar with the scholarly resources in
their fields in their country of assignment.

Funded by the Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent
States of the Former Soviet Union Act of 1983 of the U.S. Dept. of State
these Fellowships have a February 2 deadline.

For further information or application forms, please contact:

IN THE US:
Professional Development Fellowships
U.S.Student Programs
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
(212) 984-5330
Andrew Small at asmall@iie.org

IN THE NIS:
Institute of International Education
Moscow Representative Office
(095) 280-30-62/35-16
Lisa C. Hayden at lchayden@glas.apc.org


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Lisa C. Hayden, Director
Institute of International Education
Moscow Representative Office

Telephone: (7-095) 280-30-62
Telephone/Fax: (7-095) 280-35-16

E-mail: lchayden@glas.apc.org
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** 05 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Jonny Birkelund (jonnyb@prosus.nfr.no)
Subject: penpal



Hi I'm a 29 old man fra Norway currently sailing around the world,
using my sparetime learning the russian language. I'm interested in
penpals in russia who can help me with all my stupid question when I'm
struggeling learning the language.
email: jonnyb@af.nfr.no
http://omni.uio.no/~jonnyb

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

Sender:  "Lindeman, David" (dlindeman@crdf.org)
Subject: Internship Opportunities


INTERNSHIPS

The U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) for the
Independent States of the Former Soviet Union seeks candidates for three
(3) internship positions (see below).   The CRDF is a private,
non-profit foundation which supports scientific and technological
cooperation between the US and the former Soviet Union (FSU).    The
CRDF operates a number of grantmaking programs to the FSU with funding
from various U.S. Government agencies and private sources.  For more
information, please visit CRDF's web site (http://www.crdf.inter.net).

In addition to the specific tasks described below, all internships
involve answering phone calls and correspondence from prospective CRDF
applicants in the US and the FSU, and assisting with the processing,
filing, and recordkeeping of grant applications and awards.   Thus, CRDF
provides an excellent opportunity for students with an academic interest
in the FSU to gain a hands-on familiarity with grantmaking operations to
this region.

Interested applicants must be proficient with Windows 95 applications,
and should be able to commit to 15-25 hours/week, beginning in early
January 1998.  Familiarity with the FSU and/or one or more of its
languages helpful, but not required.  Internships will be paid.

Internships Available:

Accounting Internship
The accounting intern will provide support to CRDF's Accounting
Division, assisting with the filing of award progress reports, opening
mail, handling requests for payments, and data entry into the accounting
system.   This position is ideal for an individual who would like some
accounting experience in a multi-million dollar  international
grantmaking organization.  Candidates should have basic undergraduate
courses in accounting.

Grants Administration Internship
This internship provides assistance in day-to-day management of over 300
CRDF research projects.  The intern will also provide database support
for CRDF's new Grant Assistance Program (GAP), which assists US
organizations with delivering funds and equipment to the FSU.   This
intern will work with the GAP database, including data entry, recording
and tracking GAP progress reports, filing of hardcopy information, and
generating reports. Candidates for this position should have experience
with MS Access.

Program Internship
This internship will provide support to several CRDF programs, including
regional programs (Central Asia and Caucasus), a higher education
initiative (Russia), and industry-oriented programs.  This position will
involve answering applicant queries about these programs, recordkeeping
and filing of submitted applications, and other tasks as appropriate.

To apply, please send cover letter (indicating appropriate internship
position) and resume to:

David Lindeman, Program Manager
US Civilian R&D Foundation
1800 North Kent Street, Suite 1106
Arlington, VA 22209
or fax to 703-526-9721

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

Sender:  gcole@solar.cini.utk.edu
Subject: Rotary Foundation Scholarships (x-post from CIVILSOC)

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 13:09:17 -0800 (PST)
From: Center for Civil Society International 
To: CivilSoc 
Subject: Rotary Foundation Scholarships
Message-ID:



Rotary scholarships are open to any citizen of a country where
there is a Rotary Club.


                   The Rotary Foundation
          1999-2000  Ambassadorial Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of
applications for 1999-2000 Ambassadorial Scholarships for study in
another country. The scholarships are intended to further
international understanding between people of different countries,
and are for use at a study institution assigned by the Trustees of
The Rotary Foundation.  Scholars are expected to be outstanding
ambassadors of goodwill through appearances before Rotary clubs
and civic organizations in the host country and upon their return
home.

ACADEMIC-YEAR AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS will provide funding for
round-trip transportation, tuition fees, room, board, and books
for one academic year of study, not to exceed US$23,000 or
equivalent.  They may be used for undergraduate, graduate, or
vocational study.

MULTI-YEAR AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS are intended to assist in
the cost of two or three years of degree-oriented study by
providing a flat grant of US$11,000 or its equivalent per year.

CULTURAL AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS fund either three or six
months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in a
country where the target language is spoken. Applications will be
considered for study of Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew,
Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese,
Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.

ELIGIBILITY: Scholarships are available to individuals who have
completed two years of university work or professional experience
and who are citizens of a country in which there are Rotary clubs.
Spouses and descendents of Rotarians may not apply. The
scholarship is not intended for students who are already studying
abroad.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please refer interested applicants to the
Rotary home page at , where we have answers
to frequently asked questions about Rotary Scholarships.  Students
also have the option of downloading a leaflet and application
directly from our web site.  Because scholarship availability is
determined at the local level, however, prospective applicants
must contact their local Rotary club for more information on
availability and deadlines. Please note that not all Rotary
districts will offer scholarships; nor will all types of
scholarships necessarily be available in a given year. Local
application deadlines are set by individual clubs between March
and July 1998 for 1999-2000 awards.

Please share this information with interested students.  Specific
questions from NAFSA members regarding eligibility or program
statistics may be directed to:

*******************************************
 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF ROTARY FOUNDATION
 AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS IN 1997-98
*******************************************

Sharon Gerlach
Unit Supervisor, Scholarships Program
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201
E-mail:  gerlachs@riorc.mhs.compuserve.com
Web site: http://www.rotary.org



*****   Grants & Jobs   *****   Grants & Jobs  *****

   CCSI compiles a comprehensive listing of
   grants and jobs for Central Europe and Eurasia
   on the ANNOUNCEMENTS section at the CCSI
   Web site:

     http://www.friends-partners.org/~ccsi/

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Sender:  "alex" (otto@lvdi.net)
Subject: letter

If this is russia I'm looking for information on your submarines and
airforce planes please
thank you to whom is doing this for me here is my e-mail otto@lvdi.net

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

Sender:  Information Center (inforuss@postman.ru)
Subject: Searching for opportunities

To whom it may concern:

My name is Anthony Gallagher and I am currently a Russian Language
intern/student in Tver, Russia.  I am a U.S. citizen, and a university
graduate in International Studies, Russian, and Geography.  I am
searching for employment opportunities in an NGO in Moscow or other
regions of Russia or the former USSR in fields pertaining to
humanitarian, enviraonmental, and/or development issues.  I have
experience working with NGOs in Thailand and the Philippines and am
hoping to learn a tremendous amount and put my experience and skills to
good use in an NGO in this region of the world.  If you have any advice
or questions for me I would really appreciate it.  I know this is not
very formal, but I really don't have any idea what I should be doing or
how I should be going about this job search.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Anthony Gallagher
E-mail: a_gallagher@yahoo.com

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Sender:  NADAMS5317 (NADAMS5317@aol.com)
Subject: friends and partners

Hi my name is Kali. I was wondering on how to get a friend from Russia. I
speak Russian so I would need one who speaks english. If you could tell me how
I can do this I would be very thankful. Thank you. X:o) Merry Christmas *