Digest for February 12, 1998

                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

We welcome nearly 50 new members of the F&P email listserver!  We're glad
you're with us and hope you'll let us know how this list can be most
helpful for you.

We would also like to welcome Joshua Davis to our F&P team - he joins our
staff at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he is a student in
the Russian studies program.  He will be working to improve the content of
the F&P WWW site, helping Tanya with translation of material for F&P and
will also moderate a room in the new Bulletin Board.  Welcome Josh!

We invite you to visit the newest service on F&P - a Bulletin Board for
discussing all sorts of topics - everything from cooking to funding to
genealogy to day-to-day life.  We hope you will visit and post whatever's
on your mind.  Just look for "Bulletin Board" on any of the F&P pages - or
visit directly at URL:


We're looking for volunteers who might enjoy moderating one of the
discussion groups - please let us know if you are willing!

We're several days late getting this digest to you - but we'll try to catch
up over the next few days and get back on a more regular schedule.


01-12 February 98  Sender:  2480@dialup.mplik.ru
                   Subject: from Syomin K

02-12 February 98  Sender:  tyerdon@tnics.com
                   Subject: from Tim Yerdon

03-12 February 98  Sender:  vikaphrique@yahoo.com
                   Subject: from Vika

04-12 February 98  Sender:  ARushanova@aol.com
                   Subject: from Lucy

05-12 February 98  Sender:  david@belarus-online.com
                   Subject: from David Stickney

06-12 February 98  Sender:  galya@vcom.kiev.ua
                   Subject: from Galina

07-12 February 98  Sender:  homleid@aol.com
                   Subject: from Tanya Homleid

08-12 February 98  Sender:  krylova@jur.dvgu.ru
                   Subject: from Yana

09-12 February 98  Sender:  Mila10@Worldnet.att.net
                   Subject: from Emilia  Vilensky

10-12 February 98  Sender:  shaman@fidalgo.net
                   Subject: from Geraldine

11-12 February 98  Sender:  manshina@jur.dvgu.ru
                   Subject: from ekaterina manshina

12-12 February 98  Sender:  stpeter21@hotmail.com
                   Subject: from Peter Judianto

13-12 February 98  Sender:  WINDEMERE@CYBRZN.com
                   Subject: from Elizabeth

14-12 February 98  Sender:  ariel28@iol.it
                   Subject: from Simone Corazza

15-12 February 98  Sender:  b.sisauri@mailexcite.com
                   Subject: from Besiki Sisauri

16-12 February 98  Sender:  gcreech@erols.com
                   Subject: from Greta

17-12 February 98  Sender:  glomb@bigfoot.com
                   Subject: from Rebecca Glomb

18-12 February 98  Sender:  ahmads@admin.humberc.on.ca
                   Subject: from Shafi Ahmad

19-12 February 98  Sender:  belarus@belarus-online.com
                   Subject: from Belarus-online

20-12 February 98  Sender:  petnel@svq.servicom.es
                   Subject: from Nelson R. Nemeth

21-12 February 98  Sender:  tanyusha@worldnet.att.net
                   Subject: from - Vsevolod Mihajlov


01-12 February 98  Sender:  (lena@logachev.dnttm.rssi.ru)
                   Subject: INFO-RUSS: Help/info needed

02-12 February 98  Sender:  ds (david@belarus-online.com)
                   Subject: NEEDING BRAIN SURGERY

03-12 February 98  Sender:  Rapaccini@aol.com
                   Subject: HELP PLEASE

04-12 February 98  Sender:  "Bruce Etling" (betling@irex.org)
                   Subject: Addendum to SPAN Round II RFP

05-12 February 98  Sender:  Erik Blender (BLENDER@actr.org)
                   Subject: ACTR Study Abroad Programs in Russia

06-12 February 98  Sender:  Maura LoMonico (mlomonico@learner.org)
                   Subject: Interactive Learning Exhibit on Russia Premieres

07-12 February 98  Sender:  "Davis, Ed & Cheryl"
                   Subject: Vet supplies

08-12 February 98  Sender:  "nikst" (nikst@glasnet.ru)
                   Subject: What's New on "Russophilia!" This Week

09-12 February 98  Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@sirius.ceu.hu)
                   Subject: Higher Education News: Announcements

10-12 February 98  Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@sirius.ceu.hu)
                   Subject: Summer Schools and Scholarships

11-12 February 98  Sender:  Arthur Khachikian (arto@leland.Stanford.EDU)
                   Subject: Your advice needed

12-12 February 98  Sender:  Bespalova (nbespalo@suffolk.lib.ny.us)
                   Subject: sittets, printed cotton fabric

13-12 February 98  Sender:  ElliotLW@aol.com
                   Subject: Posting

14-12 February 98  Sender:  Lasha Chkhetia (lasha@sun20.hepi.edu.ge)
                   Subject: from Georgian Travel Agency

15-12 February 98  Sender:  "Michael D. Corbin" (mirhouse@sky.net)
                   Subject: Russia's Prospects in 1998

16-12 February 98  Sender:  "Nancy Bacon Brown" (redline1@ix.netcom.com)
                   Subject: link to your site

17-12 February 98  Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
                   Subject: ITA--Special American Business Internship
                            Training Program (SABIT)

18-12 February 98  Sender:  Micki McLean (micki@connect1.reach.net)
                   Subject: Russian hockey

19-12 February 98  Sender:  Robert_Henderson@email.fpl.com
                   Subject: Calling Moscow

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


WHAT'S NEW . . .


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

Sender:  2480@dialup.mplik.ru
Subject: from Syomin K

Looking for friends in any sphere.
My name is Syomin Konstantin. I am a student of the journalism faculty of
the Ural State University, RUSSIA. Interested in literature (from Ovid to
Nabokov and Joyce or Nietzche), progressive & alternative music (rap,
hip-hop, punx, indie, industrial, breakbeat), sports (Basketball in
particular), and arts.
I also get practice in translating some engl-speaking authors into russian.
Thats all. I would be grateful for: words, letters, photoes, waves,
adresses, good thoughts.

Wish you good luck from the highlands of Russia!

my ad: 2480@dialup.mplik.ru

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

Sender:  tyerdon@tnics.com
Subject: from Tim Yerdon

I was in Novgorod last spring. I would like to communicate
with somebody from there.  I especially would like
to correspond with a teacher or student from the
Lycee in Novgorod.

I also have Scouting interests and would be interested
in communicating with a Scout leader or older Scout.


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

Sender:  vikaphrique@yahoo.com
Subject: from Vika

Hi everybody!  My name is Victoria, I'm 17 years old.  I live in Russia, in
the city named Novgorod.  I'd be happy to find new friends from all over
the world.  So, if you are interested in talking to me, please write me.
I'll answer to everybody who knows English or Russian.  I hope to hear from
you soon.  Bye.  PISHITE!!!

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

Sender:  ARushanova@aol.com
Subject: from Lucy

Hi, my name is lucy.  I live in Buffalo, NY. I am 13 years old and I would
like to find some friends in Russia or if possible in Kazakhstan because
that is where I was born.  Thank you.  Goodbye.

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

Sender:  david@belarus-online.com
Subject: from David Stickney

Hello Friends,

I would like to introduce you to Nick, He's a 14 Y/O with an appetite for
friends around the world.  Perhaps you might drop him a postcard?


Hello Everyone, My name is Nick.  I am 13.  My hobby is computer.I have a
computer but I have not a modem.  This is the fist time of my Internet
using.  I can speack English.  I would like to have a friend.  Write me
please in English.

my address is:

Nick Markarov
Jubeliniya st. 3 KB 30
Gomel 246032

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

Sender:  galya@vcom.kiev.ua
Subject: from Galina

Hi!  My name is Galina.I am 20.I am from Ukraine.  I like English and want
to know it.But I need some help.  What can I tell about myself?  If you
write me I'll answer you.  Yours faithfully Galina Slipushko.

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

Sender:  homleid@aol.com
Subject: from Tanya Homleid

Hi to all of you!

What a great idea this site is.  I was looking for something like this for
some time.  I am 24 now and I moved to US about 2 years ago and would like
to hear from people I went to School together ( #31 at Stanislavskogo
street in Moscow) or to Moscow Civil Engineering Institute.  My maiden name
was Tanya Shepetieva.  It will be great to hear from someone "from the
past" or someone who has something to do with Russia.

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

Sender:  krylova@jur.dvgu.ru
Subject: from Yana

Hi!  My name is YANA. I'm 17 years old.I live in Russia.  I love different
music.  I want to find friends from other contries & cities.  If you are
interestied in my letter, wright me.  I'l be waiting.

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

Sender:  Mila10@Worldnet.att.net
Subject: from Emilia  Vilensky

Hello,Privet, Friends.  I am Russian-American,living in a small University
Town,ex-Californian.Can correspond in English or Russian, up to you.Mogy
govorit i perepisyvatcy po Russky.  I am working now on two projects.  One
related to help to Georgia war orphans by Audrey Hepburn Childrens fond,
the other is alternative health related expedition near Vladivostok .( I'm
ex-mountain climber) Also with my friends from Russia and USA trying to
make a Web-Page for Russian-mind oriented folks, intrested in alternative
medicine and meditation.  Any ideas?  Computor is not my forte.  P.S. No
discrimination on mind, but, please, be about 40 something years old.
Spasibo , thank you in advance.  Emilia

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

Sender:  shaman@fidalgo.net
Subject: from Geraldine

Posted a query in August 1997.  Have new e-mail address!  Hoping to find
anyone to help with finding family of my grandfather IppolitIvanovich Shak
who was from Rudnya Marymonava in 1913.  Possibly still in the Gomel
area.If anyone knows someone there with this last name, please tell them.
Thank you.

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

Sender:  manshina@jur.dvgu.ru
Subject: from ekaterina manshina

my name is Katerina.  I am 17 years old.  I am interesting history,
computers and so on.  I want to make friends with anyone.  I live in
Vladivostok.  I want you to write me.I will be wait your massage to me.

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

Sender:  stpeter21@hotmail.com
Subject: from Peter Judianto

I would like to have a friend from Krasnodar because my family leaves
there.  I have been there last year.

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

Subject: from Elizabeth

Have just begun to study Russian, and need all the help I can get!!  Many
thanks for the very useful information you have provided - especially the
Cyrillic Alphabet chart.  Good luck with your worthwhile endeavor!!

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

Sender:  ariel28@iol.it
Subject: from Simone Corazza

Really a great site!  Why not an Italy - Russia one?  I'd strongly like
learning Russian but it's not so easy to find a suitable school here.
Which of you might give me some advices?  On the web I found English -
Russian help only: do you know addresses which treat Italian - Russian?

** 15 **********************************************************************

Sender:  b.sisauri@mailexcite.com
Subject: from Besiki Sisauri

My name is Besiki.  I am 26 years old student.  If you need a friend or
friends from Republic of Georgia.  Please write at:
b.sisauri@mailexcite.com Thank you in advance.

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

Sender:  gcreech@erols.com
Subject: from Greta

I came upon this site when I was searching for general sites on Russia.  I
begin Russian language lessons next week and have even acquired a Russian
penpal from St.  Petersberg.  I'm glad to have found your page so I can
continue to learn about the CIS.

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

Sender:  glomb@bigfoot.com
Subject: from Rebecca Glomb

I am 33 yrs new to computers.  Have Russian/Polish decent in family.  Would
like to correspond with anyone who would like penpal in U.S.A. Learn some
Russian culture etc.Thank you

** 18 **********************************************************************

Sender:  ahmads@admin.humberc.on.ca
Subject: from Shafi Ahmad

What a wonderful and inspiring project "Friends and Partners" is--bringing
the far near and the remote, at the doorstep!

I would be interested in getting in touch with academics, university /
college students or educational institutions in Bucharest.  I will be in
beautiful Romania later this year, and would like to know more about the
country.  The place with immensely rich and profound history and cultural
tradition.  Thank you.

** 19 **********************************************************************

Sender:  belarus@belarus-online.com
Subject: from Belarus-online

Greetings Friends,

We are pleased to announce we have created a new internet resource for
those interested in Belarussian Business.

Our system allows those interested the opportunity to post their business
offers to a Message Board free of charge.

The extremely high cost of internet providers in Belarus has greatly
inhibited it's growth, and we hope this easy to use system will allow for
more companies to put their information online, resulting in increased

Likewise, we hope that those interested in expanding markets will see what
a great starting point the Republic of Belarus is.  It's borderless
agreements with Russia, It's proximity to western Europe and the lower
level of buracracy make Belarus an excellent market entry point.

The resource is in Russian and in English and is located in the US for
maximum speed.  We also have a feed from MCI, the ISP for the Belarussian
national network to ensure high performance in country.

Please see:
For more details.


David Stickney
Belarus Online

** 20 **********************************************************************

Sender:  petnel@svq.servicom.es
Subject: from Nelson R. Nemeth

A superb idea and a great site. Continue the wonderful work.

** 21 **********************************************************************

Sender:  tanyusha@worldnet.att.net
Subject: from - Vsevolod Mihajlov

I am an addict of your wonderful site.  As you can see from my name I am an
American of russian descent, never lived in Russia.  I think you are doing
great job and bring extremely valuable info to many people both in US and
in Russia.

Since the start of perestroika I was able to visit the land of my
ancestors, to find some distant relatives in Russia and make many friends i
several cities.  I have been active in sister city organisation
in Rochester NY, where I lived for almost 40 years and now have organized a
sister city for Raleigh NC. Please keep up wonderful work.  If I
can be of any help please let me know.VSM


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

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

Sender:  (lena@logachev.dnttm.rssi.ru)
Subject: INFO-RUSS: Help/info needed



This is  Lena Stalgorova.  We have a problem in  our family. My niece
Alisa (the  daughter of  my brother), who is three  months old, is in
danger  of blindness.  May I  ask  you to  try to  get the  following
information about any clinic or hospital:

1. Are they treating this illness (see description below)?

2. What is the estimated probability of positive result?

3. Coordinates: phone/fax, adress, doctor's name.

4. How much does the  treatment cost?

Here is the information about the illness: the  Caesarean section was
made after 6.5  months  of  pregnancy, now the baby  is  3.5  months.
Diagnosis: retinopathies (stage  3  - 4), partial retinal detachment.
Criocoagulation was done on 2 - 3 stage of the illness.

My family would be most greatful for any information.

Please contact me directly,

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

Sender:  ds (david@belarus-online.com)

Dear Friends,

Today we had a visit to our office by a 22 year old father on behalf of
his 7 month old daughter, Anatstasia.

At 1.5 months she had a vien burst in her brain.

If she does not have IMMEADIATE BRAIN SURGERY she will become
completely disabled as she grows. She is already
having problems holding her head up.

If you can provide assistance, please do so.

Please contact me, I have 2 pages of her medical records, and will
forward all communications to the family.

I plead with any of the Children of Chernobyl organizations, or any
medical professional willing to help to please do such.

With Hope,

David Stickney

International Association of Educators for World Peace
Ul Krystyanskaya 16 k105.
P.O. BOX 97 Gomel,  Belarus 256050
Phone (375)(232) 53-44-03
Email  david@belarus-online.com

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

Sender:  Rapaccini@aol.com

I am a high school teacher in a Philadelphia suburb who wants desperately
to help a student.  Ian, 17 years old, has been working diligently for
nearly a year trying to learn the Russian language.  As no schools in this
area offer the Russian language in their curricilums, he has been using
self-study books and tapes to learn this difficult language.  The few
commerical locations that do offer Russian are far too expensive for this
young man.  He is from a working class family, his mother raising her
children alone.

We have been exploring every possible idea that may lead Ian to finding
someone willing to work with Ian to achieve his dream of speaking fluent
Russian.  We have searched the Internet and have contacted the few local
Russian Orthodox churches in the area in hopes of locating someone who has
the time and interest to help Ian.  So far, out search has been futile.

To progress further, Ian needs regular opportunities to speak and hear the
language.  We have looked for Russian cultural organizations or any place
Ian could visit to immerse himself in the language.

It is with this in mind that I am contacting you.  Perhaps through this 
unique service, you can direct us where we may locate a Russian speaking
individual interested in providing Ian with some language experience.

Ian is an honest and eager young person, and while he is not financially
able to pay for this help, he is more than willing to exchange labor or
atristic talent, as he is an accomplished artist.

Please contact me at your earliest convenience.
Thank you.
Kathy (rapaccini@aol.com)

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

Sender:  "Bruce Etling" (betling@irex.org)
Subject: Addendum to SPAN Round II RFP

Addendum to SPAN Round II RFP Dated February 2, 1998

On February 2, 1998, the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) and the International Research and Exchanges
Board (IREX) issued a request for proposals to strengthen existing
partnerships between U.S. and Russian organizations under the
Sustaining Partnerships into the Next Century (SPAN) program.

The United States Information Agency (USIA) announced a request
for proposals in November intended exclusively for university and
college partnerships throughout the NIS-the NIS College and
University Partnership Program-in the following academic fields: law,
business/economics, education, public administration/public policy,
and journalism/communications.

In order to effectively distribute assistance funding and avoid
duplication of your efforts, we ask that American universities and
colleges interested in partnerships in the above fields apply for
funding under the USIA program.

The full request for proposals (RFP) is printed in the Federal
Register dated November 20, 1997. The RFP can also be downloaded from
the following URL: http://www.usia.gov/education/rfps/menu.htm. Any
questions regarding the NIS CUPPprogram should be directed to USIA
Program Officer Jonathan Cebra:
Phone: (202) 619-4126;
Fax: (202) 401-1433;
E-mail: jcebra@usia.gov.

Russian and American University partnerships interested in other
fields, and all other relevant partnerships, should apply to the
SPAN program administered by USAID and IREX. USIA and USAID missions
will jointly review proposals from universities and colleges.

We hope this clarification will help as you apply for these

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

Sender:  Erik Blender (BLENDER@actr.org)
Subject: ACTR Study Abroad Programs in Russia

ACTR/ACCELS Russian Language and Area Studies Programs

American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) continues
to offer programs for Russian-language and area studies
for Fall and Spring semesters as well as intensive seven-week
summer programs in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.

The programs include advanced Russian-language
courses in grammar, conversation, mass media, film,
literature, history, and students now have the option
of taking elective classes in their area of concentration,
for example, economics, math, business, engineering, social
science, linguistics, etc.

Classes take place at Moscow State Linguistics University,
Moscow International University, Herzen State Pedagogical
University in St. Petersburg, and summer programs at
Moscow State University and  Herzen.  Bryn Mawr College
credit is awarded for all work successfully completed with ACTR.

Participants on the ACTR program take part in weekly
excursions to cultural sites in and around their host cities.
Excursions have included trips to Lev Tolstoy's birthplace
and estate - Yasnaya Polyana, Mosfilm studios,
the Red October chocolate factory, and the KGB museum.
Participants also take a week-long trip to distant
destinations that support and add to language learning,
such as lakes Onega and Ladoga, to see the classic
architectural ensembles of Novgorod, or to historic
Black Sea locations in and around Sochi.

All ACTR participants are fully insured with
international health coverage and have 24-hour access
to top-flight medical care in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The program provides full-time American resident
directors to facilitate a smooth program and to
respond immediately to any student emergency.
The ACTR safety net includes its network of 47 offices
in various cities and towns throughout the NIS.
All safety issues are covered at a pre-departure orientation
 in Washington DC.

ACTR participants have the option of living with a
Russian family during their program as well as
participating in the internship program which seeks
to match students with organizations in Russia active
in that students' areas of interest.

The ACTR Advanced Russian Language and Area
Studies Program costs $6,750 for a semester and
$11,450 for the Academic Year. Costs include
international airfare, visa costs, tuition and fees,
room and board, and travel in Russia. Financial aid
is available. In 1997, ACTR awarded financial aid to
73 percent of those who requested it, and the
average financial award was $3,712.

Deadline for Summer 1998 is March 1
Deadline for Fall and Academic Year 1998-99 is April 1

                                    PLEASE E-MAIL


or call us at:  (202)  833-7522

please refer the announcement on the "Friends and Partners List"


Erik Blender
Program Officer

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

Sender:  Maura LoMonico (mlomonico@learner.org)
Subject: Interactive Learning Exhibit on Russia Premieres

Dear Web Site Manager,

How has political change affected the people and cultures of the former
USSR? Explore these issues and more in the Annenberg/CPB Project's
"Russia" exhibit.


The exhibit covers Russia from its early history to its current climate.
An extensive interactive atlas contains useful information on each
republic in the Russian Federation. Animated maps demonstrate changes in
politics and resources.

You can book a trip on the Continental Railway and explore cities such
as St. Petersburg and Kiev. Along the way you can pick up souvenirs,
take pictures, and even send an email postcard to a friend. When your
journey is complete, you can bookmark your scrapbook as a reminder of
your trip.

An activity on daily life examines how political upheaval has affected
the economy. You have to make cost-of-living decisions. Can you stay
within budget?

The exhibit also contains links to related Web sites and a wealth of

We offer these free online exhibits to the general public, students and
educators as an educational resource. Our goal is to provide a
collection of high-quality, interactive learning experiences using the
new techologies offered by the Web.

Feel free to explore our exhibit. If you feel that the exhibit is a
worthwhile educational resource, we would appreciate if you could
provide a link to our exhibit from your Web site. Again, you will find
our exhibit at http://www.learner.org/exhibits/russia/.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Thank you,

Maura LoMonico
Web Site Coordinator, Learner Online
The Annenberg/CPB Projects

The Annenberg/CPB Projects is a project of the Annenberg Foundation and
the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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

Sender:  "Davis, Ed & Cheryl"  (Cdc@ATSARAJEVO.AUTOMAIL.COM)
Subject: Vet supplies

February 10, 1998
My name is Cheryl M. Davis, CDC Deputy Country Director of Bosnia where I am
currently living and working.  Through the mishaps of two of our dogs we
have come in contact with the Veterinarski Fakultet, which is a teaching
University in Sarajevo.  I need any and all assistance in addressing several
First of all, the war that swept through this country also took away with it
all the equipment of this facility.  The faculty is comprised of dedicated
and hardworking people who while they dream of ultrasound equipment do not
even have x-ray machines and most basic medicines.  It is extremely
difficult to teach students in this type of environment far less to
provide care to their patients. Their hearts are in the right place but
isn't there something we can do for their hands?  Are there any
organizations or people to whom I can contact in this regard.
Secondly, are there any types of programs available for sponsoring
scholarships or foreign exchange students in this field.  It would be the
opportunity of a lifetime for a student here to be able to come to the U.S.
and learn what is available in this profession.
If anyone can provide me with any information it would be greatly
appreciated.  I can be reached at cdc@atsarajevo.automail.com
Cheryl M. Davis

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

Sender:  "nikst" (nikst@glasnet.ru)
Subject: What's New on "Russophilia!" This Week (7 February)

New links on Russophilia! as of 7 February 1998


Architecture & Visual Arts:

*Architecture & Design:
Illustrations of Russian Architecture
The "Narkomtiazhprom" (Commissariat of Heavy Industry) Model Page

18th to early 20th Century Art:
History of the Artistic Movements in Russia
El Lissitzky Page
El Lissitzky Page (SGI Pilot Project)

*Contemporary Art:
Natalia V. Andreeva's Virtual Gallery
Vladimir Arepyev Virtual Gallery
SOVArt Art Gallery Home Page

Business & Economics:

Irkutsk Stock Agency Home Page
National Association of the Securities Market Participants Home Page
Siberian Interbank Currency Exchange Home Page
South Urals Stock Exchange Home Page

Computing & Mathematics:

*Computer Hardware Suppliers:
Mustek Russia Home Page

*Computer Software:
WindowsNT Software Archive

Culture & Entertainment:

*Entertainment - Radio:
Russian Radio Chicago
Russian Radio in Sydney
Ulyanovsk "Radio Tsentr" (Radio Center) 103.0 FM Home Page

*Entertainment - Other:
Russian Audio & Video HOT LINE (TM)!

Education & Research:

Nizhni Novgorod State Technical University Home Page
Ufa State Petroleum Technological University Home Page

Environment & Ecology:

Soil-Ecological Tour in Russia 1998

Family & Personal:

*Matchmaking & Marriage:
"LISA" St. Petersburg Russian Acquaintance Agency Home Page

Government, Law & Politics:

N.F.P. Pamyat Unofficial Home Page

History & Social Sciences:

*History - General:
Annenberg/CPB Project's "Russia" Interactive Exhibit

Internet & Online Services:

*Internet Service Providers:
Mr. Postman Moscow Internet Service Home Page

Military & Martial Arts:

*Martial Arts:
JU-JUTSU Russian Club Home Page
"Kempo-Society Budo" Martial Arts Club Home Page
Moscow Aiki Club Home Page
Moscow Aikido Club "Koinobori" Home Page
Nizhni Novgorod Kaiko Dojo Club Home Page

PKKA-CA Red Army and Soviet Army Page

Music & Performing Arts:

*Ballet & Opera:
Olga Ivanova Home Page

*Classical Music:
Liapunov Home Page
Tchaikovsky Page

*Contemporary Music - General:
Vasily Murashov's Vladimir Vysotsky Page

Early 20th Century Russian Theatre Page

News & Current Affairs:

Russian Vancouver Magazine Home Page

Religion & Philosophy:

*Religion - General:
Duxovnoe Nasledie Pravoslaviya (The Spiritual Heritage of Orthodoxy)
Russian Orthodox Calendar

Science & Technology:

*Research Institutions:
Rostov-on-Don Research Institute of Physics Home Page

Sports & Recreation:

MOTO MIR (Motorcycle World) Home Page

*Sports - Other:
"OKHOTNIK" Hunting Page
"Ira Slutskaya Rules!" Page
Yachting in Moscow Page

Virtual Travel & Tourism:

*Travel Agencies:
IRO Travel Home Page

Pacific Region of Russia
Pereslavl-Zalessky Home Page
Togliatti Home Page
Troitsk Home Page
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Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@sirius.ceu.hu)
Subject: Higher Education News: Announcements


The Higher Education News is an initiative of the International Higher
Education Support Program (HESP) made possible with assistance from the
Network Scholarship Programs (NSP) and other educational programs within

the Open Society Institute.

The "Higher Education News" has been divided into two parts: "Viewpoint"

and "Announcements".  The first part, "Viewpoint", will cover recent
events in higher education within Central and Eastern Europe, Central
Asia, and the Transcaucasus.  It will focus on support strategies and
activities while providing a forum for broader discussions on higher
education.  With the publishing of subscriber letters and contributions,

it will become a truly interactive open-discussion forum.  The second
part, "Announcements", is primarily an outreach tool, providing brief
summaries of the different grants, awards, events and meetings which are

relevant to those individuals from the region who are actively engaged
in higher education.

The next issue of the Higher Education News will appear 15 February.  We

welcome all feedback, though submissions must be received by the
moderator, HESPmod@osi.hu, before 10 February in order to be included in

the next issue.




Students are invited to apply for the Soros Supplementary Grants Program

1998-99.  Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in the social
sciences, humanities, or fine and performing arts at a recognized
institution outside of their home countries but within Central and
Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia.  A special award
is available for students from Belarus.  For more information on details

and criteria please contact your local Soros/Open Society Foundation.


Students are invited to apply for the Supplementary Grants Program for
Belarus 1998-99.  Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program at a
recognized institution outside of Belarus within Central and Eastern
Europe, the former Soviet Union, or Mongolia.  Students from the region
studying in Belarus may be eligible for a similar program.  For more
information on details and criteria please contact Natalia Kamenkova at
Educational Information Center-Belarus ul. Surganov 15, kom. 11, Minsk,
Belarus 220601.


The Open Society Archives (OSA) offers research grants to support
visiting scholars pursuing research in its holdings.  The grants, which
are designed to provide access to the archives for scholars and
journalists who live outside Budapest, will provide travel to and from
Budapest, a stipend, and free accommodation for a period of up to two
months. Applicants need not be fluent English speakers.

OSA Holdings currently include:

-The Records of the Research Institute of Radio Free Europe/Radio
-Russian and Polish samizdat publications collected by RFE/RL
-The Research Files of the Index on Censorship
-A growing collection of audio-visual materials principally on the

The OSA holdings also include an extensive periodical collection
including many titles from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.  Over thirty

languages are represented in the holdings.

There is no application form.  To apply simply send:  a clearly worded
proposal (in English), a C.V., and two letters of recommendation to the
following address:

The Academic Program Coordinator
Open Society Archives
H-1051 Budapest 114, P.O. Box 10/25
tel. (361) 327-3250
fax (361) 327-3260


Teachers and professionals in the social sciences and humanities who are

developing new courses or revising previously taught courses are
eligible to apply for attendance to CRC sessions.

The Curriculum Resource Center at the Central European University is
accepting applications to its 1998 Spring sessions (deadline February 1,

1998).  Please contact our office if you would like to receive more
information on the CRC including the schedule for Spring 1998 as well as

an application form.  You may also find this information on the CRC web
site located at: URL: http//:www.ceu.hu/crc/CRC_sum.html/.

CRC Contact Information:

Central European University
Curriculum Resource Center
Nador u. 9.
1051 Budapest, Hungary
Tel: (36 1) 327 3189
Fax: (36 1) 327 3190
e-mail: crc@ceu.hu
Coordinator:  Sharna Brockett


In Budapest:

Institutional Structures and Governance  February 25-27
Strategic Planning    April 8-11
Staffing and Personnel Management  October 14-16
Quality Assurance    November 25-27

In the Region (The location and dates of the regional workshops will be
announced as soon as they are finalized.):

Peer Review in Higher Education
Strategic Planning
Current Developments in Central and East European Higher Education
University Financial Management



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Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@sirius.ceu.hu)
Subject: Summer Schools and Scholarships

List of summer schools in Europe posted by the scholarship office at
CEU and several scholarship possibilities.

* The American Institute on Political and Economic Systems.  Location:
Prague, Czech Republic.  Sponsored by: Fund for American Studies,
Georgetown University, Charles University.  July 11-August 02, 1998.
Application deadline - March 31, 1998.  e-mail: aipes@tfas.org

* Uppsala University International Summer Session.  Location: Uppsala,
Sweden.  Eight, six, four and two weeks of academic and international
experience in Sweden.  June 21 - August 14, 1998.  Scholarships given by
Uppsala University and some major Swedish companies, will be available to a
limited number of students.  For further information, see
http://www.uuiss.uu.se.  Latest date for scholarship application: March15.Closing application dates: May 15 for courses starting in June and
June 15 for courses starting in July.

* Young Scientists Summer Program.  Location: Laxenburg, Austria.
Sponsored by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
June 2 - August 31.  Application deadline - Jan.15, 1998 (However the
deadline can be extended).  Must have interest in the Environmental,
Economic, and Social Science research projects currently in progress at the
Institute.  For more information e-mail: traber@iiasa.ac.at

* London School of Economics and European Institute Summer School.
Location: London, England.  Session One: June 29 - July 17, 1998; Session
Two: July 20 - August 07, 1998.  Application deadline - May 31, 1998.
Contact information: e-mail: Epe@lse.ac.uk,
http://www.lse.ac.uk/summer-schools/economics/ www.lse.ac.uk/epe/

* International Summer Course of the Hessian Universities for Applied
Sciences at Fulda University for Applied Sciences.  Location: Fulda,
Germany.  July 31- August 28, 1998.  For further information:
http://www.fh-fulda.de/zv/aamt/sommer Closing date: June 30, 1998

* 1998 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  June 15 - August 07, 1998.
Eligibility: Faculty member (or dissertation-stage graduate student),
individual who has a PhD, individual working in an area of government or
business directly related to the area of research, librarian specializing
in the Slavic and East European field.  Apply before April 1, 1998.

#Other Opportunities

* The Friedrich Naumann Foundation's Scholarships.  Scholarships are
offered for graduates, postgraduates and PhD work.  Priority is given on
supporting foreign students who are on postgraduate and PhD courses.  The
application deadlines are May 31, 1998 (for winter term) and November 30,
1998 (for summer term) of each year.Contact: Tel:+49(0)2223-701-349,

* The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education of Charles
University (CERGE), in cooperation with the Economics Institute of the
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (EI), offers a four year doctoral
program in theoretical and applied economics.CERGE makes every effort to
provide financial support to full-time doctoral students.Information is
available from the Office of Graduate Studies.
Email:grad.stud@cerge.cuni.cz.  Annual application deadline is March 15.

* Mellon East-Central European Visiting Scholars Program.  Three-month
residency at the American Academy in Rome.  Applicants must have already
obtained the PhD or equivalent experience and must reside permanently in
one of the four eligible countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and
Slovakia).  Applications are available from the Advising Center.  For
further information: http://www.aarome.org.  Deadline: Applications must be
postmarked by April 1, 1998.

* Colleguim Budapest Junior Fellowships - October 1, 1998 to July 31, 1999:
Collegium Budapest offers up to 6 residential Junior Fellowships to
scholars from Europe and beyond for one academic year or one semester.
Topics connected with cultural, socio-political and economic transformation
in Central and Eastern Europe are particularly encouraged.  Applicants must
complete an application form and submit additional supporting documents to:
Collegium Budapest, Junior Fellowship Program, Szentharomsag utca 2,
H-1014, Budapest.  email: collegium.budapest@colbud.hu.  Deadline: July
31st.  Details in Advising Center.

* Citibank/ Oxford/FCO Chevening Scholarships.  The scholarships will be
available in 1998-1999 for students from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia,
India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Czech Republic, Hungary,
Poland, and South Africa for a maximum of two years.  Candidates are
normally expected to be under 35 years of age.  Candidates for the
scholarship must apply separately to the University for admission to their
proposed course of study.  Applicants are recommended to apply by January
31, 1998 although applications received after that date may still be
considered.  The completed Citibank Chevening Scholarships application form
should be returned to the International Office, University Office by March
20, 1998.  Contact email: Graduate.Admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk

* The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research
Center Research Fellowships in 1998-1999 are offered to scholars pursuing
post-doctoral or equivalent research based on the Center's collections
(list is available from the Advising Center) Application instructions
available at: www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/HRC/HRHRC/.  Application deadline:
February 1, 1998

* ACE-Phare for Economic Scientists from the EU and CEE.(New Deadline)
Economic scientists seeking support for research cooperation, graduate
stipendia, and support for conference participation and organization are
invited to apply for financing through the ACE-Phare programme.
Application deadline is extended to March 31, 1998.  Contact the Office for
Technical Support at the following address to be put on the list to receive
an information packet: ACE-Phare, Rue de la Loi 26/Wetstraat 26, B-1040
Brussels, Belgium Fax: +32-2-280-1406, email:ace97@euro.cartermill.com
Website: http://europa.eu.int/comm/dg1a/phare/

* Graduate Studies in Telecommunications at Penn State University.
Financial Aid, Scholarships, Assistantships, and Internships available.
For more information contact: http://www.psu.edu/dept/comm,

* King's College London announces list of seminars open to the public and
the collaborative international Conference "Dimensions of Sea Power:
Strategic Choices in the Modern World" along with the Royal Navy Defence
Studies and the Center for Security Studies at Hull University.  Period:
February-March.  Academics are eligible for 50% discount and students may
attend at no charge.  More information and contacts available from the
Advising Center.

* Regional Student Conference in Women's Studies.  European Humanities
University Center for Gender Studies, Minsk, Belarus.  May 1998.  For
information contact: Dr.  Elena Gapova, elena@psoft.belpak.minsk.by

#Travel Grants John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation: Foreign Travel
Grants.  See Newsletter Two or Advising Center for complete application
details.  Deadline: March 1, 1997 for travel beginning after June 1, 1997.
Deadline: June 1,1998 for travel beginning after September 1, 1997.

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Sender:  Arthur Khachikian (arto@leland.Stanford.EDU)
Subject: Your advice needed

Dear sir, madam,

I would be very grateful for your help and advice on finding a list of
American companies doing business with Russia, especially those with
offices in the Bay Area, California.  Your suggestions would be much

Arthur Kane
Stanford University

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Sender:  Bespalova (nbespalo@suffolk.lib.ny.us)
Subject: sittets, printed cotton fabric

Dear Friends and Partners:

I am doing a research on Russian printed cotton fabrics manufactured in
Ivanovo-Voznesensk and Orechovo-Zuevo.  I would appreciate any assistance
from anyone familiar with Russian cotton fabric production in 19 century.
My question is about Russia - Central Asia (Buhara, Fergana Valley) cotton
and cotton fabric trade.  Are there books, catalogs or albums picturing 19
- early 20 century cotton print designs manufactured in Russia for the
Central Asian market?  Did the manufacturer care about the Central Asian
customer's taste ?  Is there an evidence of cross-cultural influence that
manifested itself in cotton print designs?

Which museum in Russia contains swatches of Russian printed cotton fabrics
manufactured in 19-early 20 century?

Any information related to the subject would be helpful.

Thank you, Nelli

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Sender:  ElliotLW@aol.com
Subject: Posting

I am an American living in the Philadelphia area who would to learn more
about Russia and how people live there.  It would also be nice to make new
international friends/pen-pals.  Will appreciate all e-mails.  Thanks

Elliot Wunsh

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Sender:  Lasha Chkhetia (lasha@sun20.hepi.edu.ge)
Subject: from Georgian Travel Agency

Dear Sirs,

    I have honour  to introduce Travel Agency ėVisit Georgiaî.
   We have existed for a year and the aim of our activity is to show
Georgia, its gorgeous nature - mountains, rivers, high peaks, fertile
valleys to foreign tourists, enable them to ancient traditions and
historical monuments.
Georgia is a small patch of  land to the south of the Greater Caucasus
Range. It occupies the isthmus between the Black and Caspian  Seas.
Georgia is bordered from the north by Russia, from the east by
Azerbaijan and from the south by Turkey and Armenia.
The history of Georgia is over 2500 years old and Georgian is one of the
oldest living languages in the world. The first findings of  Georgian
script date to the VI century  BC 14 different alphabets exist in the
world, one of which is Georgian. The first findings of Georgian book
date to the V century AD
Georgia has been an ancient Christian country since IV century AD
Georgia is rich with churches and monasteries. Some of the  most ancient
ones are still preserved here.
During the eleventh and twelfth centuries AD Georgia was ruled by a
medieval monarchy whose most notable monarchs were King David (known as
ėDavid the Builderî) and his great granddaughter Queen Tamara.
The history of Georgia is a history of fight for freedom. In  XIII-XIV
centuries Georgia was invaded by Mongols, later in  XV century Turks
dominated Georgia and in  XVII century Georgia was taken over by
Persians. The trace of  these wars is still noticable. These are ancient
towers reaching  the sky and mighty fortresses, towns in cave.
Georgia is located on the  boarder of  Europe and Asia,  Christian and
Moslem worlds. Thatís why European and Asian styles, Christian and
Moslem rituals and habits join each other in Georgia and all these make
our country exceptional and distinguished from other world countries.
Geographical  location of Georgia determines its specific nature. It
largely varies from high mountain peaks constantly covered with snow,
fertile valleys and thermal healing waters, to gorgeous forests and
broad  rivers, warm sea and wild parks (reservations), even tiny
All these  together with very special traditions and culture makes
Georgia interesting and distinguished from the other world countries.
   We have several very interesting tours in almost every region of
Georgia. Our routes are quite various: sight-seeing Georgian historical
monuments, ecotour,  rest on a seashore, traveling in the Caucasus
mountain, hiking.
   Believe us, Georgia  is unique and it will be discovery for all
   Travel agency  "Visit Georgia"  is interested in collaboration with
foreign tourist agencies and tour operators. If our proposal seems
interesting to you, we would be glad to collaborate with  you and are
ready to send complete information about Georgia, our agency and our

    Sincerely  yours,

    Alexander Mamulashvili
    General Manager of
    Travel Agency "Visit Georgia"
    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Fax: (995 32) 96-92-60
    E-mail: georgiatravel@steele.com

P.S. Please, answer us at the address: georgiatravel@steele.com

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Sender:  "Michael D. Corbin" (mirhouse@sky.net)
Subject: Russia's Prospects in 1998

"Farmer Owning The Farm"

Still looking for an environment of freedom with individual
responsibility. One of balanced truth and justice scales, and a legal
system that clearly states the rules of the game. Real lessons from
history must be understood for success in the Russian market. Taking heed
to the economic failures in many Asian markets due to poor restrictive
management for most of the last century, should emphasize the need for an
open internationally competitive market in Russia. This environment can
be found in practically all of the former Soviet countries, however, many
additional negatives still need to be exposed. Try teaching others how to
survive and thrive in a market economy while giving help to others. We
are absolutely optimistic for increased profits in 1998.

For more information on the current situation in the Russian market and
the mind-set of some in the Executive Branch of the U.S., please check
out: Understanding Russian Banking (ISBN: 0-9645464-2-6) at

Updated: January 28, 1998

Best Regards,

Michael D. Corbin
Mir House International, Inc.

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Sender:  "Nancy Bacon Brown" (redline1@ix.netcom.com)
Subject: link to your site

I really enjoy your site and its many resources. As webmaster for Adoption
Center of Washington, I placed a link to your site at
http://adoptioncenter.com/links/rus_links.htm. We'd really appreciate it if
you could reciprocate by placing a link in your Life/Non-Profit Orgs and
Life/Other Life and Family Issues.

Many thanks,
Nancy Bacon Brown

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Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
Subject: ITA--Special American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT)

SPONSOR:  International Trade Administration

SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides funding to U.S. firms for internships for
business managers and scientists from the Independent States of the former
Soviet Union.

DEADLINES:  1998-03-31

OBJECTIVES: The SABIT program is designed to assist the former Soviet
Union's transition to a market economy.  The program matches business
executives and scientists from the NIS with U.S. firms which sponsor them
for short-term management training programs.  Qualified firms receive funds
through a cooperative agreement to help defray the cost of hosting interns.
The U.S. firms will be expected to provide the interns with a hands-on,
non-academic, executive training program designed to maximize their
exposure to management operations.  At the end of the program, interns
return to the NIS.

The internships are available to fund Managers and Scientists: --The
Business Executives internships are designed to assist the economic
restructuring of the NIS by providing top-level business managers with
practical training in strategic planning, financing, production,
distribution, marketing, accounting, wholesaling, and labor relations.
This first-hand experience in the U.S. economy enables interns to become
leaders in establishing and operating a market economy in the NIS, and
creates a unique opportunity for U.S. firms to familiarize key executives
from the NIS with their products and services.  --The Scientist internships
provide opportunities for gifted scientists to apply their skills to
peaceful research and development in the civilian sector, in areas such as
defense conversion, medical research, and the environment, and expose them
to the role of scientific research in a market economy where applicability
of research relates to business success.  Sponsoring firms in the U.S.
scientific community also will benefit from the exchange of information and
ideas, and different approaches to new technologies.

Interns may be from any of the following Independent States: Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

RESTRICTIONS: Eligible applicants are any for-profit or non-profit U.S.
corporation, association, organization or other public or private entity.
Agencies or divisions of the Federal government are not eligible.
Applicants involved in any industry sector may apply to the program,
however, priority consideration is given to those operating in the
following sectors: agribusiness, including food processing and
distribution, and agricultural equipment; defense conversion; energy;
environment, including environmental clean-up; financial services,
including banking and accounting; housing, construction and infrastructure;
medical equipment, supplies, pharmaceuticals, and health care management;
product standards and quality control; telecommunications; or

MONETARY: Internships are for three to six months.  The sponsor will
reimburse companies for the round-trip air travel of each intern from the
intern's home city in the NIS to the U.S. internship site.  In addition,
the sponsor will reimburse companies a stipend of $30 per day per intern
for up to six months.  Each award will have a cap of $7,500 per intern for
total cost of airline travel and stipend.  There are no specific matching
requirements for the awards.  Host firms, however, are expected to bear the
costs beyond those covered by the award, including visa fees, housing,
insurance, any food and incidentals costs beyond $30 per day, any
training-related travel within the U.S, and provision of the hands-on
training for the interns.  The maximum amount of funding available for this
program is $1million.  Additional funding may become available during this
funding period.

CONTACT INFO: Liesel C. Duhon; 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW; HCH
Building; Room 3319; Washington, DC 20230

Telephone: 202-482-0073; FAX: 202-482-2443; Email
Address: sabitapply@usita.gov

Source of Information: Federal Register; 1998-01-23; 3540

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Sender:  Micki McLean (micki@connect1.reach.net)
Subject: Russian hockey

I am interested in Russian hockey and one want to communicate?

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Sender:  Robert_Henderson@email.fpl.com
Subject: Calling Moscow

Does anyone know of a better rate to call Moscow?

I currently have a rate of 56.9 cents per minute.

See the Kallcents program for this rate at

Let me know of any better rates.



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