Digest for March 06, 1998

We want to send our very best wishes to all women readers on
the occasion of International Women's Day (Sunday, March 8)!

                          Table of Contents


01-06 March 98  Sender:  ebailey@wiscasset.net
                Subject: from Erlon Bailey

02-06 March 98  Sender:  gcreech@erols.com
                Subject: from Greta Creech


01-06 March 98  Sender:  "The Lipsen's" (thekremlin@hotmail.com)
                Subject: Health Care Tour to Russia

02-06 March 98  Sender:  "Allegra Harris-Azulay"(harris-azulay@un.org)
                Subject: Vladivostok Guide

03-06 March 98  Sender:  "Anton Kirshin" (anton@veer.komi.ru)
                Subject: Penpals

04-06 March 98  Sender:  Center for Civil Society International
                Subject: CONF: Civil Society in Central Asia

05-06 March 98  Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
                Subject: Creative Arts Exchange Program

06-06 March 98  Sender:  "Greg Sango" (gsango@rclink.net)
                Subject: Russian Writer

07-06 March 98  Sender:  "Jamshed P. Temirov" (jama@samuni.silk.org)
                Subject: SAMARKAND! SAMARKAND! SAMARKAND!

08-06 March 98  Sender:  "Kate Polzin" (kpolzin@irex.org)
                Subject: US/NIS Curriculum Development Exchange Program

09-06 March 98  Sender:  Steve Streeter (sstreet@netfxcorp.com)
                Subject: Seeking English Translator in St. Pete

10-06 March 98  Sender:  Douglas Homer (contact@usa-intl.com)
                Subject: Internship Opportunities with ICAF

11-06 March 98  Sender:  "Galina A. Andrianova" (galina@eschool.chg.ru)
                Subject: Olymp-98

12-06 March 98  Sender:  GCruic5453 (GCruic5453@aol.com)
                Subject: Zelanaboursky

13-06 March 98  Sender:  Jim Philips (rebus@mindspring.com)
                Subject: Abkhazia

14-06 March 98  Sender:  MAURICIO BRITO DE CARVALH
                Subject: satelite dishes to be able to see Russian TV:
                         a technical question

15-06 March 98  Sender:  "nikst" (nikst@glasnet.ru)
                Subject: RUSSIA: WWW Kremlin Tour

16-06 March 98  Sender:  "nikst" (nikst@glasnet.ru)
                Subject: RUSSIA: SCHOOLS ON INTERNET

17-06 March 98  Sender:  AUDEM (memery@solar.cini.utk.edu)
                Subject: Fellowship opportunity - religion, human rights

18-06 March 98  Sender:  Emily Sanders (esanders@counterpart.org)
                Subject: Please post this job announcement

19-06 March 98  Sender:  Mirlinda Boja (Mirlinda_Boja@qc.edu)
                Subject: problems with cyrillic fonts

20-06 March 98  Sender:  "T. Sanders" (s9530630@let.uva.nl)
                Subject: Re: Digest for 98-03-02

21-06 March 98  Sender:  Daniel Petelin (dpetelin@pacbell.net)
                Subject: Seeking Russian-American job positions...

22-06 March 98  Sender:  "Rus-Amer Chamber (Washington, DC)"

23-06 March 98  Sender:  WTerry6969 (WTerry6969@aol.com)
                Subject: Bicycle References

24-06 March 98  Sender:  Blokhine Vladimir (stmgtu@openmail.irex.ru)
                Subject: New Religious Books from Russia

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures



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Sender:  ebailey@wiscasset.net
Subject: from Erlon Bailey

Nice site!!!
I live in Maine--northeastern State in the USA.

I speak French, Spanish and Russian.  I'd like to trade comics from the USA
for Russian comics--or any other country.

Hope to hear from you.

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Sender:  gcreech@erols.com
Subject: from Greta Creech

Elena Konson -- Please send your e-mail address to me again.  I got a new
computer and your address didn't transfer when my files transfered.  I want
to keep in contact with you.


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

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Sender:  "The Lipsen's" (thekremlin@hotmail.com)
Subject: Health Care Tour to Russia

Dear Friends

Iíd like to invite interested readers to accompany my husband and I on
our 5th health care tour to Russia. Weíll be visiting Moscow, St.
Petersburg, Novgorod and Pushkin from September 18 through September 28,

This trip is designed for nurses, therapists, physicians, dentists,
administrators and other health care professionals. It will provide an
overview of health care in the new Russia. Youíll have the opportunity
to visit a hospital, a clinic, a medical school, an orphanage and a
public school. Youíll interact with your Russian health care
counterparts and have dinner with a Russian family. Youíll also have the
opportunity, if you wish, to make a presentation at the Novgorod Medical

Naturally, the tour will include many cultural and historic sites too.
Weíll visit the Hermitage and other museums, churches, Red Square, the
Kremlin, the circus and the theater. Activities for non-health care
spouses will be arranged.

For further information or a brochure contact Deb Lipsen at
thekremlin@hotmail.com. You can learn about our some of our previous
trips at


The brochure for this trip is posted at


Deb Lipsen

Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com

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Sender:  "Allegra Harris-Azulay"(harris-azulay@un.org)
Subject: Vladivostok Guide

In answer to Pricilla, who is going to Vladivostok, (and for general
information), my husband and I have spent the past 5 years in
Vladivostok and have written 2 guidebooks on the area.

If you are interested only in Vladivostok, there is Vladivostok: Your
Essential Guide (68 pages).  If you are a Peace Corps Volunteer, you
might well be sent to Khabarovsk, Nakhodka, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk,
Blagoveshensk...in short, you might want The Russian Far East (311
pages), which covers 9 major cities and their environs.

Both books have information on the history of the region, walking
tours, maps of the central part of each city, and info on restaurants,
entertainment, travel, practical information, Russian phrases, etc.

The Russian Far East is published by Hippocrene Books and is available
in bookstores around the US.  Vladivostok: Your Essential Guide can be
obtained by writing to us.

I'd also be glad to answer any specific questions you might have.  The
best address to use is:

Have a great trip!
Allegra Azulay

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Sender:  "Anton Kirshin" (anton@veer.komi.ru)
Subject: Penpals

                        Hello, everyone!!!
        My name is Anton. I am from Russia. From small industrial north town of
Ukhta. I'd like to penpal with anyone. I like to ski, hear music, watch
movies, play guitar. And many many interestings things. I am waiting for
your answer.

E-Mail: anton@veer.komi.ru

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Sender:  Center for Civil Society International (ccsi@u.washington.edu)
Subject: CONF: Civil Society in Central Asia

                  The Central Asia Institute

  of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
              at The Johns Hopkins University


             Center for Civil Society International
                         Seattle, WA

     invite you to a two-day conference on the theme of

               "Civil Society in Central Asia"

Dates:      Monday and Tuesday, March 30-31, 1998

Location:   Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
            The Johns Hopkins University
            1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
            Washington, DC   20036

To reserve a place: (202) 663-7730 RSVP
                    (202) 663-5782 fax

More information:   (202) 663-5642 or
                    (206) 523-4755

Updates:  http://www.friends-partners.org/~ccsi/announce/caconf.htm


(Conference program and registration form below)

   The purpose of the conference will be to assess the development of
elements of civil society in the five formerly Soviet nations of
Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan  in the
early stages of their respective "transitions." Discussions will focus on
the role of independent social organizations and voluntary associations
in Central Asian societies, but this focus will occur within a larger
theoretical framework which analyzes organizational developments as they
represent possible tendencies toward pluralism, the rule of law, and new
norms of citizenship within Central Asian societies. Conference sessions
will address among other issues: the legal environment for independent
social organizations in Central Asia; the effects of privatization on
social networks; the re-emergence of Islam and its effects; government-
NGO relations; efforts by the international community to support the
growth of civil society in the region; the role of new women's
organizations; the state of the independent media; and the role of
environmental issues in social mobilization.

                       Conference Agenda*

Mon, Mar 30

8:00 am        Registration.  Coffee.

8:30           "Civil Society and National Development in Central
               Asia." Fred Starr, Chairman, Central Asia Institute.

9:15 - 10:30   "Legal Regulation of NGOs in Central Asia." Scott
               Horton. Partner, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler.
               Discussant: Natasha Bourjaily, Program Director, NIS,
               International Center for Not for Profit Law


10:45 - 12:00  "Citizen and State: Human Rights in Central Asia."
               Evgeni Zhovtis, Kazakhstan International Bureau for
               Human Rights.  Discussant: Catherine Fitzpatrick,
               International League for Human Rights.

12:00 - 1:15   Lunch.  (Conference participants may purchase lunch
               tickets at registration.)

1:15 - 2:30    "Civil Society and Identity in Uzbekistan: The Emergent
               Role of Islam." Reuel Hanks, Editor, "Journal of
               Central Asian Studies." Discussant: Olivier Roy.

2:30 - 3:45    "Kolkhoz and State: Autonomy or Tool?"  Olivier Roy,
               National Center for Scientific Research, France.
               Discussant: Ayse Kudat, Principal Social Scientist,
               World Bank


4:00 - 5:30    Panel Discussion: "What Does a Focus on Civil Society Do
               For Central Asia--if Anything?"

6:00           Reception, dinner, and recital of episodes from the epic
               'Manas' by Elmira Kochumkulkizi playing the
               traditional Kyrgyz instrument, the komuz. (Participants
               must pre-register for dinner--use form below.)

Tues, Mar 31

8:30 - 9:45    "The Emerging Role of Women's Organizations in Central
               Asia."  Ula Ikramova, Eurasia Foundation-Tashkent.
               Discussant:  Kathleen Collins, Doctoral Candidate,
               Stanford University.

9:45 - 11:00   "Environmental Issues and Civil Society in Central
               Asia."  Kate Watters, ISAR.  Discussant: Deborah Espinosa,
               University of Washington School of Law.


11:15 - 12:30  "Challenges to Independent TV and Radio in Central
               Asia." Oleg Katsiev, Internews-Central Asia.
               Discussant: TBA.

12:30 - 1:30   Lunch. (Conference participants may purchase lunch
               tickets at registration.)

1:30 - 2:45    "Opportunities and Obstacles to Government-NGO
               Cooperation in the Kyrgyz Republic." Erkin Kasybekov,
               Consultant to Government of Kyrgyzstan.
               Discussant: Malcolm Russell-Einhorn, Abt Associates.

2:45 - 4:00    "The Real Work: Continued and Future Development of the
               NGO Sector in Central Asia" Jay Cooper, COUNTERPART.

4:15 - 5:30    Round table wrap-up with conference presenters and
               conference adjournment.

*Agenda subject to change.


                    Conference Registration Form

__ Please register me for the full two-day conference "Civil Society in
   Central Asia," March 30-31.

__ Please register me only for the following part(s) of the
   conference_________________________________ .

   Note: Due to seating limitations, registration preference will be
         given to those attending the entire conference.

__ I will attend the Monday evening reception and dinner.  A check for
   $25 (made out to "SAIS") is enclosed.


Organizational Affiliation______________________________________

Mailing Address_________________________________________________





Return form by March 25 to: Central Asia Institute, SAIS,
       1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC  20036

This conference and a book that will result from it are made possible by
generous grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Earhart

  *******  **  Center for Civil Society International
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  * * *    **  2929 NE Blakeley Street        Tel:          (206) 523-4755
  * * ***  **  Seattle, WA  98105             Fax:          (206) 523-1974
  * *   *  **  USA                            Email: ccsi@u.washington.edu
  * * ***  **
  * *****  **  CCSI online:  http://www.friends-partners.org/~ccsi/
  *******  **  CCSI's electronic mailing list: civilsoc@solar.cini.utk.edu

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Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
Subject: Creative Arts Exchange Program

SPONSOR:  United States Information Agency

SYNOPSIS: Awards of up to $75,000 are available to U.S. public and private,
non-profit organizations to support international projects that introduce
American and foreign participants (artists and arts administrators) to each
other's cultural and artistic life and traditions.

DEADLINES:  04-02-1998

OBJECTIVES: The sponsor provides support for international projects that
introduce American and foreign participants (visual and/or performing
artists, educators and arts administrators) to each other's cultural and
artistic life and traditions.  The sponsor seeks projects with
organizations that have disciplinary expertise in the arts as well as broad
outreach and networking capabilities into American arts activities
nationwide.  International projects in the U.S. or overseas may involve
arts administrators, playwrights, theater directors, arts managers, experts
on copyright protection for artists, choreographers, film makers, cultural
tourism specialists, visual artists, writers and poets.  Arts
administration programs can include topics such as fundraising, community
outreach, volunteerism, arts management, development and organizational
structure.  Cultural tourism projects can include topics such as the role
of the arts in economic development, marketing, audience and program
development, art preservation and cultural patrimony.  Visual and
performing arts projects should demonstrate a relationship to societal
and/or global concerns such as: conflict resolution, global cooperation,
energy conservation and environmental management, the role of women in
society, teaching tolerance and race relations.  Proposals including
performances and/or small exhibitions need to demonstrate that the
performance or exhibition is integral to the creative process.  Projects in
which exhibitions an/or performances are the sole program activity will not
be supported under this competition.

Projects should involve the following components: an international exchange
of professionals in the fields listed; the development of institutional
linkages between American organizations and their counterparts in other
countries; travel to or from the U.S., preferable in both directions;
assurances of quality, fairness, balance and openness in the selection of
project participants; residencies that provide substantive learning
opportunities for participants.  Projects should involve U.S. Information
Service (USIS) Posts worldwide to carry out substantive and integral
activities supportive of the sponsor's mission to increase mutual
understanding between the U.S. and other countries and to promote
international cooperation in educational and cultural fields.

The sponsor has specified special conditions and exclusions: USIS posts
should be given the option of nominating foreign program participants,
while the U.S. grantee organizations will make final selection decisions;
proposals involving more than one country are preferred; proposals
involving foreign organizations should identify them and clearly define
their role in the project; proposals centering on films or videos must deal
with the creative aspects of film or video making.

RESTRICTIONS: Eligible applicants are U.S. public and private, non-profit,
tax-exempt organizations.  Projects are especially encouraged in Africa,
the Near/Middle East, and South Asia.  In American Republics (South
America, Central America, and the Caribbean), proposals are invited in arts
administration, cultural patrimony, cultural tourism, and ethnic and
indigenous arts.  In Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States of the
former Soviet Union, proposals will be accepted for projects focusing on
arts management and designed to create institutional partnerships between
U.S. arts organizations and arts organizations in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan
and Uzbekistan.  In Western Europe and Canada, proposals focusing on Turkey
will be given strong preference.  In Africa, proposals are especially
encouraged for projects dealing with indigenous arts, copyright protection
for artists, arts management and efforts to develop long-term strategies
for protecting the archaeological and ethnological cultural patrimony
including, but not limited to, sustainable cultural tourism initiatives for
economic development.  In Northern Africa, Near/Middle East and South Asia,
preference is for performing or visual arts projects in Morocco and/or
Tunisia; projects which will demonstratively result in improved
understanding of U.S. values and strengthening civil society in one or both
of these countries will be given priority.  In East Asia, preference will
be given to proposals that focus on intellectual property protection in
emerging Asian democracies.

MONETARY: Proposals should not exceed $75,000 in the amount requested from
the sponsor. Organizations with less than four years' experience conducting
international exchange programs are limited to a maximum award of $60,000.
The sponsor requires cost-sharing of at least thirty-three percent. Cost
sharing may be in the form of allowable direct or indirect costs.
costs must be no more than 20% of the total amount requested. The sponsor
defines American faculty salaries as an administrative expense, regardless
of how the faculty time is to be used. Support is not provided for vocational
or technical training projects; scholarship programs or proposals for
long-term academic studies or training; speaking tours, conferences or
research projects, youth or youth-related activities (participants under
age 25), publications, international arts competitions, community-level
arts presentation or festivals for general audiences; study tours and
and projects in the fields of historical and cultural conservation and

CONTACT INFO: Jill Johansen; 301 4th Street, SW; E/PY; Room 568; Washington,
DC 20547

Telephone: 202-205-2209; FAX: 202-619-5311; Email Address:

Source of Information: Federal Register; 1998-02-05; 5995

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Sender:  "Greg Sango" (gsango@rclink.net)
Subject: Russian Writer

Dear Friends & Partners

Haven't written in some time looking for help. In the past I have posted
several requests for help and the responses have developed into some very
interesting projects for my friends in Karelia. I now have another quest:  I
have a friend in St Petersburg that I consider a "brother" that has written
a book and has given me total copyrights to the book here in the United
States. The book was written during the time when any question about "what
was beyond the wall of Russia" was certain attention by the authorities. My
friend waited until the early 90's to publish it with his own money. His
total printing run was 500 copies. The book is now a "underground classic"
in St. Petersburg. I have one of the last editions with his comments to us
as his American family. While he visited with us we soon found that he was
and to this day a "hippie" born after his time. My wife and I promised
Vladimir that we would do whatever we could to bring his dreams of a Russia
free to speak its mind to the readers of America. What we are looking for is
a publishing company that would be willing to look at the book and work with
us to get it translated and published here in the States.   My e-mail
address is gsango@rclink.net  If anyone is interested please feel free to
contact me and I will give you more information.  Many thanks

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Sender:  "Jamshed P. Temirov" (jama@samuni.silk.org)

Dear friends!

I am happy offering to you to look at the website about my city -


There, you'll see many marvellous pictures, get a chance to
read about interesting history of ancient Samarkand and the Great Silk
Road and also find a little bit of information about the modern position
of the city.

My friend (author) and me would be glad and grateful for any kind of your
questions and remarks. We also can assist in organizing your trip here if
you are going to come someday. Using this opportunity I would like to say
Hi and Thanks to our friends from the Politechnico di Milano.

With the warmest wishes from the shiny Samarkand,
Sincerely yours,

Jamshed Temirov.  (Shortly Jama)
IROSAM (International Relations Office in Samarkand)
703004 15, University blvd., Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Tel.: 007 3662 336841
Fax.: 007 3662 333487
e-mail: jama@samuni.silk.org

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Sender:  "Kate Polzin" (kpolzin@irex.org)
Subject: US/NIS Curriculum Development Exchange Program

*Announcement reflects extended application deadline: March 23, 1998*


The International Research & Exchanges Board is currently
accepting applications for the United States Information Agency
Curriculum Development Exchange Program (CDEP). CDEP is a two-way
exchange designed to foster democratization and educational reform in
the New Independent States (NIS) through the provision of four-month
consultations and curricula development programs to educators and
advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences from
the United States or Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and

CDEP participants are affiliated with host universities in the United
States or the NIS, and participate in graduate seminars concerning
methodology and content of their specific fields of study, consult
with department faculty on course design and teaching materials, and
lead part of graduate or undergraduate courses to advance their own
teaching skills.

Opportunities for US Educators and Advanced Graduate Students:
Eligible candidates are US citizens affiliated with a college or
university as a faculty member or doctoral candidate; able to
function successfully in Russian or other NIS language; experienced in
designing and revising curricula in their academic discipline; and
able to participate during fall 1998.  Grant provisions include
round-trip travel to NIS host institution, supplemental medical
insurance, pre-arranged housing, living stipend and limited allowance
for teaching materials. A limited number of grants are available for
short-term consulting trips (please inquire regarding eligibility).

Opportunities for US Host Institutions
NIS educators and advanced graduate students have already
been selected through an open competition for the Curriculum
Development Exchange Program.  Accredited colleges and universities
are invited to apply to host these participants for one semester
during fall 1998.  NIS participants' travel and living expenses are
paid; participants also receive medical insurance and allowances for
professional development activities and teaching materials.  Host
institutions are required to allow participants to observe graduate
level pedagogy or field specific courses, appoint an appropriate
faculty member as a mentor, and provide training in and access to
email and the Internet.

The extended deadline for US participant and US host applications is
March 23, 1998.  Application materials, guidelines, and
award criteria are available via the IREX website at
http://www.irex.org/grants/cdep/. For further information regarding
the Curriculum Development Exchange Program, please contact IREX at
(202) 628-8188 or irex@irex.org.

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Sender:  Steve Streeter (sstreet@netfxcorp.com)
Subject: Seeking English Translator in St. Pete

Hello All.

In May I will be visiting St. Petersburg and would like to find a
translator perhaps through this group. If you know of someone, or maybe
you....that would help me and my friend --- I will pay a fair price for
your services.

Thank you one and all!

Best regards,

Steve Streeter

Rockford, IL

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Sender:  Douglas Homer (contact@usa-intl.com)
Subject: Internship Opportunities with ICAF


Please post the following text. I've had problems sending it to the
friends address and I can't figure out why. Your assistance would be
greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

The International Child Art Foundation (ICAF), a non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting child art and visual learning
globally, seeks volunteer interns for the following (4) Washington,


The International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) seeks research interns to
support publications, development and events
planning staff. ICAF publishes a quarterly magazine and sponsors
national and international art competitions for children.
Qualifications: research experience, interest in the arts, and excellent
computer, Internet and organizational skills. Unpaid,
15-20 hours/week. Academic credit available. Cover letter and resume


The International Child Art Foundation seeks journalism interns to
research and prepare articles for quarterly child art
magazine. Duties: research, editing and writing for publication as well
as administrative support for staff.  Journalism, fine arts or
English encouraged to apply. Academic credit available. Unpaid, 15-20
hours/week. Cover letter, resume and writing sample


The International Child Art Foundation seeks events planning interns to
assist with organization and development of ChildArt
USA, a major national children’s art competition and festival.
Qualifications: academic course work or experience in events
planning, interest in the arts and sense of humor. Unpaid, minimum 15-20
hours/week through October, 1998. Academic credit
available. Cover letter, resume, and writing sample required.


International Child Art Foundation seeks interns to coordinate volunteer
program for ChildArt USA:  a national art competition
and festival. Qualifications: management and logistics planning
experience, interest in the arts, sense of humor, excellent
organization/communication skills, ability to take initiative and work
independently.  Unpaid, 15-20 hours/week through
October, 1998. Academic credit available. Cover letter and resume

For further information regarding these intern positions as well as
other programs administered by ICAF, please contact:

Ms. Emma Churchman
International Child Art Foundation (ICAF)
1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 905
Washington, DC 20036-1702
Tel: (202) 530-1000
Fax: (202) 530-1080

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Sender:  "Galina A. Andrianova" (galina@eschool.chg.ru)
Subject: Olymp-98

      Dear friends!
Children, their parents and teachers!

((((((((((((((((           "EIDOS"              ))))))))))))))))))))))))

We invite you to take part in  International Distant Heuristic Olympiad  - II!

                                    Don't be afraid of crazy ideas!
                                    Remember you are a genius!

In February, 1997 The First International Distant Heuristic Olympiad was held
among the students of five countries. You can see its results on:

We invite students of 6-16 years (1-11 grades) to take part in International
Distant Heuristic Olympiad - II, which is planned to be held in March 10-12,
There are three age groups of participants: 1) 1-4 grades (6-9 y.o.);
2) 5-8 grades (10-14 y.o.); 3) 9-11 grades (15-16 y.o.).
To take part in the Olympiad you should have E-mail
and wish to compete in creation with children from all the world.

This Olympiad Goals:
1.  Give the opportunity to the students of different schools and cities
   to show their creative abilities with the help of electronic technology
2.  Give the opportunity to the students and teachers to know distant forms of
   learning and developing of creative abilities of students and teachers.

The Olympiad consisits of such nominations as "Phenomen", "Symbol",
"Research" and likewise. The nomination tasks are open - they don't have
beforehand known answers. To do the tasks you should think of your versions,
give your own opinions, carry out your research, but not to send the
already known information. The main criterea of estimation of students works
are non-typical answers, creative efficiency, depth of world-view.

Taking Part in Olympiad:
1.  The participants can be both individuals and organized school or club
   groups of students (no more than 10 students in every age group).
2. To take part in the Olympiad individuals (their parents) should send
 an application form no later than March 8, 1998 via E-mail:
3.  The application from a group of students is sent by their coordinator
   (teacher) with all the necessary information on participants.
4.  This Olympiad is a non-commercial one so all the expenses for
   the local organization of competitions including awards to the winners
  should be taken by schools and coordinators.
5.  The winners will be awarded the medals of International Academy of
  Pedagogic, Russia. They will also have the opportunity to learn free
  on distant courses of Center "Eidos":

Application Form of the Participant
1.  Student's name (Surname).
2.  A boy or a girl.
3.  Date of birth.
4.  School, City, Country.
5.  E-mail for receiving Olympiad tasks and the results.
6.  Name, E-mail and Phone of local coordinator (teacher).

After recieving applications from individual or school group they are sent
Olympiad tasks. The works of participants you should send
to  andreykh@school.unicon.msk.su
The winners will be chosen both  in every nomination and in the total sum
for all the nominations.

Coordinator of Distant Heuristic Olympiad:
Andrey V. Khutorskoy, Ph.D
E-mail: andreykh@eschool.chg.ru

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Sender:  GCruic5453 (GCruic5453@aol.com)
Subject: Zelanaboursky


I am going to work in NW Russia (based around Zelanaboursky) I have had a
great deal of difficulty finding detailed maps of this area, or indeed any
information on Zelanaboursky. If anyone could point me in the right direction
for information I would be very grateful.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.


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Sender:  Jim Philips (rebus@mindspring.com)
Subject: Abkhazia

Has anyone on the list visited the Abkhazian region of Georgia recently?
I wanted to visit there, but the State Department advisories make it
sound very scary right now. If anyone has been there recently, please
write to me at:



Jim Philips

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Sender:  MAURICIO BRITO DE CARVALH (mbrito@panther.unisys.com.br)
Subject: sattelite dishes to be able to see Russian TV: a technical question

Dear Friends,

        I am Brazilian university professor who visited Moscow and St.
Peterburg last year. I would love to be able to keep listening to the
Russian language but I don't know how to go about buying a sattelite dish
in order to do that: can anyone help? (my e-mail is: mbrito@unisys.com.br)

        What I would basically need to know is the following:

        1. the name of the transmitter part which attaches to the satellite

        2. the type of satellite dish necessary for receiving the signal
        from Russia

        I was given an estimate by a Brazilian technician that I would need
to spend about US$ 3,500.00 for doing that. I thought his price was totally
unreasonable but I am not sure about that. I think, if I managed to find
the answer to the two question posed above, I might be in a position to
find other cheaper ways to purchase a sattelite dish in order to get the
Russian TV transmissions.

        If anyone could help me, I would be mostly gateful.

        Best wishes,

        Mauricio. (mbrito@unisys.com.br)

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Sender:  "nikst" (nikst@glasnet.ru)
Subject: RUSSIA: WWW Kremlin Tour

Russia-On-line presents
               WWW Kremlin Tour



For the last eight centuries the Moscow Kremlin was the witness of many
glorious and tragic events of our history. There are explosions of hostile
celebration of holidays and boiling of riots near the Kremlin walls. Now
Moscow Kremlin is one of the greatest museums of the world. The Kremlin
palaces and chambers are keeping the state regalia, invaluable icons and
treasures of the tsars.

This WWW-tour was developed in cooperation with Russia-On-Line and on the
base of CD-ROM "Moscow Kremlin CD Guide" published by Cominfo. You
will see all the main sights of the Moscow Kremlin. Moreover there is the
opportunity to choose any object you want on the map or from the list. To
through predefined short tour use small control (in upper right corner). It
allows to
move back/forward within the tour and to jump to start.
* State Museums of the Moscow Kremlin.
* 1996. Cominfo Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Sender:  "nikst" (nikst@glasnet.ru)

Institute of Microelectronics of Russian Academy of Sciences
                           new non-commercial project



                             Go to IMRAS home page

Web master: Nikita V.Kornyakov
E-mail: korn@imras.yar.ru

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Sender:  AUDEM (memery@solar.cini.utk.edu)
Subject: Fellowship opportunity - religion, human rights

The following crosspost from Gail Ludvigson, (gail@cutn.sk)
City University Trencin, might interest our members in Central &
Eastern Europe. The March 1 deadline for application is fast approaching.
If you'd like a copy of the application form, email
audem@solar.cini.utk.edu or contact the funding agency.

------- Forwarded Message Follows -------
From:          Lili Cole (eac30@columbia.edu)

Subject:       Fellowship opportunity
Date:          Thu, 19 Feb 1998 13:47:35 -0500


An International Exchange & Research Project
Center for the Study of Human Rights
Columbia University
420 W.118th Street, Rm.1108
New York, NY 10025
(212) 854-2479 - Fax:(212) 854-6785


To respond to new challenges & opportunities to promote collaboration
between the world's religions and the contemporary human rights movement,
COlumbia University has established a training and research program for
religious leaders, human rights activists and scholars.  A major goal of
the Project is to promote interaction between religious communities and
the international human rights movement, as well as to enhance concern
for religious freedom and religious tolerance.  The aim is to help
develop self-perpetuating institutions promoting such interaction in
countries around the world.

The Project will organize annual research and exchange programs at
Columbia University for human rights figures.  During the first 3 years,
they will came from Central & Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Each year, there shall be ten funded fellows, appointed as visiting
scholars at Columbia University. The program begins each September and
continues for four to seven months.  An international advisory board is in
process of formation.

To Participate

Persons wishing to participate or institution wishing to host a fellow in
a professional exchange, should contact the Center for the Study of Human
Rights.  Welcomed as individual applicants are men & women from human
rights organizations and/or religious groups in Central and Eastern Europe
and the former Soviet Union.  The program is conducted in English and
fluency is required. The deadline for application to the program is March
1, 1998.  Decisions will be announced eight weeks after the deadline.
Ten full scholarship will be awarded each year.  Further information on
the program and required application forms may be obtained from the Center
for the Study of Human Rights.

Program Activities

"Academic & Advocacy Skills Development"
The first part of the Fellows' program consists of a four-month academic
component during which the participants study religious freedom and human
rights in their social context, together with national and international
standards, policies and practices.  The core of the program is a seminar
on "Religion, Human Rights, and Religious Freedon."  All participants are
also required to take a basic course on "Human Rights & International
Affairs," as well as a course on a religious tradition other than their
own.  The academic courses are complemented by weekly training workshops
on selected advocacy skills.

"Professional Outreach"
Following the four-month academic program, the fellows will disperse to
work for three months with organizations around the world that specialize
on religious freedom and religious tolerance.  The aim is to bring the
fellows into contact with organization enjoying notable records of
achievement in the field.  Placements are based on the need of both the
Fellows and the recipient institutions.  Institutions interested in
participating in these professional exchanges should contact the Project.
(Please note that for funding reasons, this option may not be available to
participants in the 1998-9 program.)

Integral to the Project are other initiatives to exchange information &
stimulate interest in and commitment to the promotion of religious
freedoms and religious tolerance.  Each fall, the Project organizes a
variety of event in New York featuring as speakers the Fellows in
residence, outside experts, faculty and leaders from the human rights and
religious communities.  The Fellows also visit related programs at other
universities in the United States and meet for exchanges with the leaders
of human rights and church-state organizations in the U.S.

"Research & Publications"
To focus the scholarly contribution of the program, an annual workshop in
held in March to discuss recent research.  In addition to publishing the
best papers presented at the workshop, the Project will publish a series
of handbooks on specific issues for use by activists and teachers.  These
monographs will eventually be brought together  to form a single handbook
or guide.



Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

In addition to the information requested below, please include the
following items in your application:
> One copy of your resume or biography.
> Two letters of recommendation from people who know your work and
> An essay (500 word, single-spaced), addressing the questions indicated
in item #15.

Mail  application and materials to:

                Center for the Study of Human Rights
                1108 International Affairs Building
                Columbia University
                New York, NY 10027
                FAX: 212-316-4578

DEADLINE:  March 1, 1998

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Sender:  Emily Sanders (esanders@counterpart.org)
Subject: Please post this job announcement

Thank you!

Closing date for this announcement is Wednesday, March 11.


Counterpart International, Inc., a Private Voluntary Organization
founded in 1965, is currently seeking applicants for a Program Director
for a women's microenterprise/microcredit program in Azerbaijan.
Responsibilities include: implementing and managing the program in
Azerbaijan over 18 months; developing the skills of Azeri partner staff;
training and consultations for clients and local entrepreneurs; writing
proposals and reports to donors; and liaising with local/international
organizations, government ministries, and private sector business
persons.  Requires: Russian language skills; masters degree in business,
finance or economics; 5-10 years economic and/or organizational
development, credit/banking, or business experience in international
environment; experience living and working overseas, preferably in the
NIS.  Must be U.S. citizen.   Please send resume and cover letter no
later than March 4 to: Emily Sanders, Counterpart International, 1200
18th Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036; fax: 202.296.9679.
Email: esanders@counterpart.org   No phone calls please.

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

Sender:  Mirlinda Boja (Mirlinda_Boja@qc.edu)
Subject: problems with cyrillic fonts


I am trying to make my netscape read cyrillic fontd from the web.   For
is a site where I can test my browser if it reads cyrillic.

How can I enable my browser to read cyrillic fonts?  The browser that I
have is netscape 3.0 and 4.0 (both english version).

another question :
Can I type e-mail letters from netscape composer (or another e-mail
package) to be in cyrillic fonts?  if so, how can i do this?  If not how
can I sent e-mail messages with cyrillic fonts?

Mirlinda Durkovic

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Sender:  "T. Sanders" (s9530630@let.uva.nl)
Subject: Re: Digest for 98-03-02

The name of Kropotkin ringed a bell, butt it turned out it was the
anarchist I was thinking of. Anyway: this is what the Encyclopaedia
Britannica sais about the city of Kropotkin. Hope it will do you any good.


city, Krasnodar kray (region), western Russia, on the Kuban River. Founded
in the 19th century as Romanovsky Khutor, it was renamed in 1921 for the
geographer and revolutionary anarchist, P.A. Kropotkin. It became a town in
1921 and until 1962 was the centre of the Kavkazsky rayon (sector) of the
kray. At the end of the 19th century it grew as a transport centre because
of its location at the site where the rail line from Rostov to Baku
(Azerbaijan) crosses the Kuban; and transport remains important, absorbing
30 percent of the labour force. There is also an agricultural processing
industry. Pop. (1991 est.) 76,600.

Copyright (c) 1995 Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. All Rights Reserved
* Tom Sanders             "With intellect Russia can't be understood
* Valcknierstraat 27-2 Li  She can't be measured in archins
* 1018 XD  Amsterdam       She has her own build
* The Netherlands          In Russia one can only believe."
* tel. ++31-204230480                                   F.I. Tyuchev

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Sender:  Daniel Petelin (dpetelin@pacbell.net)
Subject: Seeking Russian-American job positions...


Seeking Public Relations, Marketing, Event/Trade Show
Coordinator, Project Manager positions with companies
that transact business with the former Soviet Union

20 years experience working with Russian/American
joint ventures. Fluent in Russian.  Experience in
the high-tech, import/export, medical, manufacturing,
meeting and conference arenas.  (of Russian descent)a

Currently work part-time as consultant for Russian-
American medical company in the SF Bay Area. The
ideal position would be based in the San Francisco
Area with periodic travel to Russia.

Any suggestions, advice, or job resource web sites
would be appreciated.  E-mail to "dpetelin@pacbell.net"
or fax (650) 368-5518 or phone (650) 368-2038.

Daniel Petelin

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Sender:  "Rus-Amer Chamber (Washington, DC)" (rusric@erols.com)

The Ultimate Source of Business and strategic Information on Russia, NIS &
Emerging Markets
Russian & Emerging Markets DataBank on Line (RusLine) http://www.rusline.com

Over 500 business information products, including (see our catalog)

1) Business and Industrial Directories
2) Atlases
3) CD-ROMs
4) Investment & Business Guides
5) Business Law Handbooks
6) Business Opportunities Yearbooks
 and much more

are available from the Russian Information & Business Center, Inc. USA

For additional information and receiving the list of products, please
contact the Center at rusric@erols.com
Please contact us if you would like to discuss possible cooperation in
producing and distribution of the Russia, NIS and emerging markets related
products, link exchange or advertising opportunities

Business Development

** 23 **********************************************************************

Sender:  WTerry6969 (WTerry6969@aol.com)
Subject: Bicycle References

My name is Bill   and I came across a folding  bike that  has a Russian type
spelling for the name      and the tires say they were made in the USSR
the person that  had it says it is a German bike  it is foldable _ the
sspelling   is going to be tuff for me .  it starts with a Different  " A"
then   proceeds with  echa-2      model type   is B-849      blue green in
color            red and white seat      LOOKS all very original in excellent
shape         i don't know where to track something like this down so i
thouhgt     i would try here         i'm trying to find out its age   any HELP
you can give will be greatly appreciated           THANK YOU

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Sender:  Blokhine Vladimir (stmgtu@openmail.irex.ru)
Subject: New Religious Books from Russia


The Center of Religious Literature
in the Moscow Library for Foreign Literature
is working for marketing studies of new religious books
published in Russian for more then three years.
We also edit the Information-Bibliographic Monthly
"NEW RELIGIOUS BOOKS IN RUSSIA", you can find in Internet:

Since January 1998 we have  had possibilities for helping
the people abroad to  BUY  NEW  RUSSIAN  RELIGIOUS  BOOKS they need.
If you are interested in ordering any Russian books on religion,
please let us know  by e-mail (alex.gurevich@rocketmail.com).

our next monthly bibliographic issues to your e-mail address.
We ask you please  to let us know
ABOUT  YOUR  MAIN  INTERESTS in this sphere.

The sphere of our interests is wide and we are opened for various contacts.
We can organize conferences, meetings and lectures,
that could be interested for both of us.

The Centre of Religious Literature and Russian Exile Literature and
the reading room of religious literature were opened in 1990.
To set up such a reading room in a secular public library at a time when
freedom of conscience was only establishing itself in the USSR was daring
move, some even felt an impossible one, but apparently it was dedicated by
life itself.
People had come to the Library who thirsted for God's Word,
and it happened to a large degree thanks to Father Alexander Men's lectures.

This famous Russian Orthodox Church priest was killed
in 1990 on his way to the Church.
Father Alexander's thinking of ecumenism and communication
among religions and confessions has largely determined the way
in which the Library has worked with religious literature.
By way of commemoration of this outstanding theologian,
religious philosopher and teacher, Library holds an annual
international conference, or Men's reading.
The subject of the 7th conference (1997) was  "The Bible and Human Rights"
touching in particular on the Biblical roots of the modern conception of
This year the 8th  conference "Creative work: alighted with God"
will be held in September 7-8th.
We would be grateful to everybody who are interested in this topic.
Please, send us your ideas or suggestions to our e-mail address:

In our centre we have the collection of theological books
published by YMCA-Press (Paris) and Life with God (Brussels),
the Nikolai Zernov collection of Russian Emigrate Literature,
the collection of the materials of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad,
publications of the Benedictine monastery at Chevetogne (Belgium).

>From inception the religious collection's acquisitions were  not limited
to orthodox materials, it having been conceived as an ecumenical collection.
It includes books in three leading branches of the Christian church,
viz Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant, as well as Islam, Judaism,
Buddhism, Taoism, new religious movements and bigger sects around the world.

In 1993 there was an exhibition and
conference on "500 Years of Gnosticism in Europe".
The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica in Amsterdam brought to Russia
for display Books on theosophy, masonry, alchemy, the Rosicrucian Order,
and occultism and donated a part of its collection to us.
Now we organise the conferences "Russia and Gnosis" every year.

So, one can see that  the sphere of our interests is wide and
we are opened for various contacts.
We can organise conferences, meetings and lectures,
that could be interested for both of us.

You can find more information about the State Library
for Foreign Literature on our web-page: (http: //www.libfl.ras.ru )

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