Digest for May 22, 1998

Digest for May 22, 1998

                          Table of Contents

RECENT GUESTBOOK ENTRIES . . .

01-22 May 98  Sender:  lebon90@hotmail.com
              Subject: from James Moore

02-22 May 98  Sender:  Igor_Shirkalin@lh.irnet.ru
              Subject: from Igor Shirkalin

03-22 May 98  Sender:  Jeff440mag@Aol.com
              Subject: from Jeff King

04-22 May 98  Sender:  mstyve@hotmail.com
              Subject: from Mona Styve

05-22 May 98  Sender:  nfsenter@online.no
              Subject: from Sverre Nordmo

06-22 May 98  Sender:  Karingifts
              Subject: from Karen Birchler

07-22 May 98  Sender:  Karingifts@aol.com
              Subject: from Karen Birchler

08-22 May 98  Sender:  kucherov@students.soros.karelia.ru
              Subject: from Evgeniya

09-22 May 98  Sender:  webmaster@oldrussia.com
              Subject: from Mikhail Andreev


RECENT EMAIL . . .

01-22 May 98  Sender:  PASSPORT43 (PASSPORT43@aol.com)
              Subject: Maneken Theatre Group to Perform

02-22 May 98  Sender:  Alexis Perrier (aperrier@rocketmail.com)
              Subject: Russian in Lisbon Portugal

03-22 May 98  Sender:  Cyrus Garnett (cyclone@eskimo.com)
              Subject: Welcome to Puget Sound

04-22 May 98  Sender:  "Daf" (daf@meirionnydd.force9.co.uk)
              Subject: from Daf

05-22 May 98  Sender:  Ethel Dunn (edunn@well.com)
              Subject: Russian Social Science Books

06-22 May 98  Sender:  Judy Antipin Hartheimer (jhart@cynet.net)
              Subject: travel arrangements

07-22 May 98  Sender:  akcanada@total.net
              Subject: Canadian Immigration law firm

08-22 May 98  Sender:  "Paul Richardson" (paul@rispubs.com)
              Subject: Russian Life: Win a Free Trip to Russia!

09-22 May 98  Sender:  Richard Glasson (rglasson@cranbrook.nsw.edu.au)
              Subject: Barnaul

10-22 May 98  Sender:  Alexander Ischenko (ai@eurasia.freenet.kiev.ua)
              Subject: Invitation

11-22 May 98  Sender:  Annegret Schober (SCHOBE04@fsrz1.rz.uni-passau.de)
              Subject: information

12-22 May 98  Sender:  paul garcia (hermes7@itsa.ucsf.edu)
              Subject: Russian culture , Moscow, St Petersburg

13-22 May 98  Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@STUDENT.CEU.HU)
              Subject: consultants for the U.S. AID

14-22 May 98  Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@STUDENT.CEU.HU)
              Subject: EFL Teacher

15-22 May 98  Sender:  Shara Abraham (sharaa@ndi.org)
              Subject: inquiry

16-22 May 98  Sender:  czeil@caprica.com
              Subject: seek Gallina Cherbinina or relatives from
                                   Sverdlovsk Oblast/Kaminsk
Uralskiy/Patrofskaya/
                                           Lebayze Village

17-22 May 98  Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
              Subject: College and University Partnerships Program for
                       Turkmenistan

18-22 May 98  Sender:  "Laura Funk" (lfunk@natick-amed02.army.mil)
              Subject: Assistance Requested

19-22 May 98  Sender:  sassa (sassa@pent200.podol.khmelnitskiy.ua)
              Subject: collecting coins, bills, diferent awards . . .

20-22 May 98  Sender:  Sjridge@aol.com
              Subject: need to hire graduate student in history

21-22 May 98  Sender:  star@bb.vyatka.ru
              Subject: journalist from Russia

22-22 May 98  Sender:  "TOO Focus Central Asia" (fca@asdc.kz)
              Subject: Focus Central Asia

23-22 May 98  Sender:  mvs3@po.CWRU.Edu (Maxim V. Soloviev)
              Subject: RSL Com USA update

24-22 May 98  Sender:  "Oksana K. Linda" (linda@fas.harvard.edu)
              Subject: INFO-RUSS: Ann Arbor relocation

25-22 May 98  Sender:  "Serguei Bogouslavski" (aquamarine@glasnet.ru)
              Subject: Encyclopedia of tourism to Russia


APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .


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RECENT GUESTBOOK ENTRIES . . .

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

Sender:  lebon90@hotmail.com
Subject: from James Moore

Hello fellow internet friends.

      I am a 30 year old college student from LA, Calif.  USA. I am attending
college at Modesto Junior College in Modesto CA. I came across this site
two nights ago.  This is the greatest place to chat and meet people.  I
have already met three great friends there.  I am interested in
corredponding with people from Russia.  If anyone wants to chat, drop me a
line a lebon90@hotmail.com.  I hope to hear from you all real soon.  Have a
nice day.

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

Sender:  Igor_Shirkalin@lh.irnet.ru
Subject: from Igor Shirkalin

Hi, everybody!  I'm Igor, 26 yrs old.  Last year I've graduated from
Irkutsk State University, physical department (it's in eastern siberia,
near the Baikal Lake).  But as a metter of fact, I'm software engineer
(mathematical programming is my basic line).  I'd glad to hear something
from anybody :) by email.


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

Sender:  Jeff440mag@Aol.com
Subject: from Jeff King

I am a writer, researching topics that relate to Russia, The Far Eastern
Republic, The Trans-Siberian Railway, Russian History, etc.  for a novel
that deals with the Russian revolution in the far eastern provinces.  I
would also love to learn Russian, and to learn as much as I can about
Russia.  I am looking for long-term correspondence, friendly conversation,
and cultural exchange.  Isn't this a great site?

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

Sender:  mstyve@hotmail.com
Subject: from Mona Styve

Hi!  I am a girl, 15 years old, and hoping to get some pen pals, and some
adresses to other friends and partners-pages.  (Or usual pen-pal-pages) I
live near Bergen in Norway.  We have 5 horses, and if you want to visit my
dad's homepage, then it is this adress:

http://home.sol.no/~gestyve/

I hope you want to visit our homepage, and please sign our guestbook!  (
g»y p┬ landet, gjestebok) You can also click on the british flag, and there
you can get some information on english!  You can write mail to me even if
you are not interested in horses, I don't talk about them anyway.  Please
write!!!  Mona.

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

Sender:  nfsenter@online.no
Subject: from Sverre Nordmo

Privet!  Hello to you.  This message comes from a museum in Northern
Norway.  Iam searching for information about "Blue Onega".  Our museum has
got a grant to sail a traditional open fishing boat /Viking ship style) to
Belomorsk and fom there on the canals to St.  Petersburg.  I need some more
contact!

Cinecerely yours

Sverre Nordmo
  Director.

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

Sender:  Karingifts
Subject: from Karen Birchler

I am researching information on Russian czars.  Need info on Catherine the
Great.  Can someone help me?  Any and all info would be appreciated.
Birth, life, interests and death information is needed.  Thanks for your
help.

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

Sender:  Karingifts@aol.com
Subject: from Karen Birchler

Sorry about the last incomplete address of mine.  As I was just about to
end my time on line I realized I needed the entire address and so I am
sending this second message to help in your replies on my search of
Catherine the Great.  Thanks and have a great day.

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

Sender:  kucherov@students.soros.karelia.ru
Subject: from Evgeniya

Hello, everybody!  My name is Evgeniya. I'm from Russia.
I'm 44 years old. I would like you to visit my homepage
http://students.soros.karelia.ru/~kucherov
Best wishes.




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

Sender:  webmaster@oldrussia.com
Subject: from Mikhail Andreev


We are glad to introduce you new web site http://www.oldrussia.com

Here you'll find icons as old as the 17th century - wooden and metal ,
painted eggs with icon -stile miniatures,charming lacquer boxes,
unforgettable matryoshkas, , hand carved wooden toys from Bogorodskoe
village, trays , shawls, jewelry and more!!!

Welcome and enjoy !!!

webmaster@oldrussia.com




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E-MAIL POSTINGS . . .

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

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

Sender:  PASSPORT43 (PASSPORT43@aol.com)
Subject: Maneken Theatre Group to Perform

Dear Friends,

Maneken Theatre Group, Chelyabinsk, Russia, to perform in International
Theatre Festival.

I hope that you can forward this information on to all interested and
appropriate persons.

Just 90 miles from Chicago area....A Global Event....
Maneken Theatre Company Perform at International Theatre Festival

18 different countries will be represented in the 1998 International Theatre
Festival, held June 24-27, 1998.  This festival is held in the US once every
four years and is sponsored by the American Associate of Community Theatre and
hosted by the Lake Michigan College and Twin City Players of St. Joseph and
Benton Harbor, Michigan.  A short drive (1.5 hours) from downtown Chicago.

Can I send you more information by email?
Or, you can access the festival at:
http://www.wwnet.net/~ecarlson/Festival.html

Sincerely,

Larry Nielsen
Festival Chairman

FAX:  616.471.4367
Email:  PASSPORT43@aol.com

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

Sender:  Alexis Perrier (aperrier@rocketmail.com)
Subject: Russian in Lisbon Portugal


Dear friends, dear Partners

I will be staying for 2 months in Lisbon
Portugal and I am looking for Russian links in
this city.

Does any one know of any Russian person
currently staying in Lisbon ? I really miss
speaking Russian. and I badly need to improve my
skills since I'll be back in Moscow pretty soon,
or so I hope.
Does any one know of any bookstore where I can
find Russian books or newspapers.
Or anything else Russian except restaurants ?
Thank you very much for your help.
Alexis
351 (0) 936 237 57 21


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

Sender:  Cyrus Garnett (cyclone@eskimo.com)
Subject: Welcome to Puget Sound


If your coming to the America the Puget Sound in Northwest Washington
state is a very enjoyable place for tourists. Many Russians are in the
area already.

Cy and Carol Garnett
Bellevue Bed and Breakfast
http://www.eskimo.com/~cyclone/
Email:cgarn57649@aol.com
Email:cyclone@eskimo.com
425-453-1048

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

Sender:  "Daf" (daf@meirionnydd.force9.co.uk)
Subject: from Daf


Hello to anyone I have been talking to recently  --Dima and others. I was
having computer problems, and in my efforts to solve them I have
accidentally emptied all my mail boxes, so I have not got the
correspondence from or to people or even their e-mail addresses. Please
e-mail me all of you and forgive my stupidity.
Daf

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

Sender:  Ethel Dunn (edunn@well.com)
Subject: Russian Social Science Books

Can I post the following to your list:

Highgate Road Social Science Research Station still has about 300 books in
Russian covering religion and atheism, public health and demography, and
ethnicity for sale at whatever price the buyer will offer.  Publication
dates range from the 1960s through 1980s.  We'll send a copy of the titles
to whomever requests it.
Ethel Dunn

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

Sender:  Judy Antipin Hartheimer (jhart@cynet.net)
Subject: travel arrangements


I am about to make airline reservations for a trip to Russia for two
people leaving on June 18 and returning in July 22.  Using an online
reservation site, I came up with airfare from New York at $740 per
person round trip on Aeroflot, which I believe is the Russian national
airline. Other fares were significantly higher. Would appreciate any
feedback from anyone with experiences with this airline.

Thank you,
Judy Hartheimer

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

Sender:  akcanada@total.net
Subject: Canadian Immigration law firm

          Name: Georgy Ivashkevych
 Email-address: akcanada@total.net

http://www.total.net/~akcanada We are a Canadian Immigration law firm,
situated in Toronto, Canada, assisting individuals worldwide to visit, work
and study in, immigrate to and settle in Canada and have associate offices
in the United States.  We offer free online consultations and services in a
variety of different languages including Russian.  Thank you for
considering my request.


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

Sender:  "Paul Richardson" (paul@rispubs.com)
Subject: Russian Life: Win a Free Trip to Russia!


Just 11 days remain to start your subscription to Russian Life and
get the June/July issue as your first issue!

Plus, subscribe now and we'll enter you in our drawing for a free
round-trip air ticket to Moscow on Lufthansa!

Russian Life is the monthly magazine of Russian culture, history,
travel and life. For a limited time, you can start a new subscription
for just $19.97. That's over 30% off the normal price and nearly 50%
off the newsstand price.

To subscribe, simply email (sales@rispubs.com) and say,
"Yes, sign me up as a new subscriber to Russian Life at the
introductory rate of just $19.97." And give us your mailing address.

Do it in the next 11 days and you'll get the June/July issue in a
matter of weeks!

Paul Richardson
===========================================
Russian Life
89 Main St., Ste 2, Montpelier, VT 05602
ph. 802-223-4955 * fax 802-223-6105
To subscribe: sales@rispubs.com
http://www.rispubs.com

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

Sender:  Richard Glasson (rglasson@cranbrook.nsw.edu.au)
Subject: Barnaul

I'm trying to find information on Barnaul. I've tried several sites, but
most seem to be unavailable.

How far is Barnaul from Novosibirsk? How does one get to Barnaul from
Novosibirsk? How does one get to Barnaul from another country?
Would it be practicable to travel via the Trans-Siberian railway (and
whatever other transport necessary)?

I see that to-day's temperature is forecast to be only 2 degrees. Is
this unusually cold for the time of year? I'd like to visit at the
warmest time of the year. When is this?

Any information you could provide me with would be much appreciated.
My mailing address is:  RF Glasson
                                                5 Victoria Road
                                                Bellevue Hill NSW 2023
                                                AUSTRALIA

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

Sender:  Alexander Ischenko (ai@eurasia.freenet.kiev.ua)
Subject: Invitation


Hello! My name is Alexander, I am 27 and I live in Kiev, Ukraine.
I am interesting in establishing business and friendly contacts
(love is also possible :)) with people around the world.
I have MBA in banking and finance as well as other valuables ;)
Best regards.
ai@eurasia@freenet.kiev.ua

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

Sender:  Annegret Schober (SCHOBE04@fsrz1.rz.uni-passau.de)
Subject: information

Hi,
I jst found your site while I was looking through the net to find
information about language programs in Russia during the summer. It
would be great if you gave me any advice where I get any information of
schools or programs like that.
thank you, Ciao, Anne

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

Sender:  paul garcia (hermes7@itsa.ucsf.edu)
Subject: Russian culture , Moscow, St Petersburg

Hi , I am a writer doing research for a novel with a Russian Hero. I am
trying to gather as much information as I can about Russia. I particularly
need info on life in Moscow and St Petersburg. Also, if anyone wants to
talk about life in Russia in general or about the experience of being a
Russian living elswhere I would love to talk to you.
 Also,I am trying to learn Russian, so I would love to meet people in my
area(San Francisco) who can speak Russian to practise with.
 Finally, I would always like to hear from anyone else who likes ice hockey.
 Please post this message on your general forum.
                                   Thanks,
                                                Kirsty

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

Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@STUDENT.CEU.HU)
Subject: consultants for the U.S. AID



      Consultants

The East-West Management Institute (Soros Foundations) is seeking
consultants for the U.S. AID strengthening economic growth &
institutional reform (global financial) contract in the following
areas: Financial Analyst, Investment Banker, Corp. Finance,
Commercial Banking, Central Banking, Venture Capital, Financial
Mgmt, Macro Economists, Micro Economists, Capital/Commodity Markets,
Financial Regulatory, Tax, Pension, Insurance, Institutional Dev.,
Industry Specialist/Engineer, Electronic Info. Mgmt,
Environ/Engineer, Soc. Scientist/Sociologist, Accountant, Attorney,
Marketing, Public Relations, Training.

Consultants should have international experience in the following
regions: Asia, Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, & former
Soviet Union. Consultants should have from 3-15+ years experience.

Send c.v. to:

     Fax: 540-899-9875
     E-mail hannon@earthlink.net

Published April 26, 1998 Washington Postposted 7 May 1998
************************

Serguei A Oushakine
Program on Gender & Culture
Central European University
Nador u.9, Budapest
1051-H, Hungary

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

Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@STUDENT.CEU.HU)
Subject: EFL Teacher



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                              EFL Teacher
                            Moscow, Russia

The applicants are supposed to work 25 hours weekly at the Centre's
facilities South-East Moscow/companies offices downtown Moscow.
Requirements: B.A. Linguistic, TESOL/TEFLA, working experience 2
years. Visa, accommodation for the period of the contract, return
ticket, Russian classes, extra hours are encouraged and paid
additionally every two months.

Salary: $700 per month. Jobs are available for 6, 9, 12 months.

Contact:

     E-mail: grint@glasnet.ru

>From Dave's ESL Jobs: Offered
http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/wwwboard4/wwwboard.html
posted 7 May 1998
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                              EFL Teacher
                     Moscow and environs, Russia

Qualified and experienced EFL teachers sought for start in
September:

   * Competitive salary
   * Free accommodation
   * Local transportation
   * Airfare and visa allowance
   * Paid holidays
   * Professional training

Contact:

     E-mail: bkc.ih@g23.relcom.ru, URL: http://www.bkc.ru/p73.htm

>From Dave's ESL Jobs: Offered
http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/wwwboard4/wwwboard.html
posted 7 May 1998
************************

Serguei A Oushakine
Program on Gender & Culture
Central European University
Nador u.9, Budapest
1051-H, Hungary

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Sender:  Shara Abraham (sharaa@ndi.org)
Subject: inquiry

Hi.  I am interested in teaching English for the summer somewhere in the
NIS, preferably Kyrgyzstan/Central Asia.  I wonder if you might have some
tips on how to find such a job.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

Shara Abraham
USA

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

Sender:  czeil@caprica.com
Subject: seek Gallina Cherbinina or relatives from Sverdlovsk
Oblast/Kaminsk Uralskiy/Patrofskaya/Lebayze Village

Any relatives of Gallina Cherbinina, or anyone with knowledge of her
family please contact us.  Her youngest daughter,  is now living in the
U.S. and would like to know the whereabouts of lost relatives.

respond to czeil@caprica.com

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

Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
Subject: College and University Partnerships Program for Turkmenistan

SPONSOR:  United States Information Agency

SYNOPSIS: Support is provided to accredited, post-secondary educational
institutions to develop a partnership with Magtumguli University in
Turkmenistan
in the field of business administration.

DEADLINES:  06-15-1998

OBJECTIVES: The sponsor provides support to develop a partnership with
Magtumguli University in Turkmenistan in the field of business
administration.  Participating institutions exchange faculty and
administrators for a combination of teaching, lecturing, faculty and
curriculum development, collaborative research, and outreach, for periods
ranging from one week (for planning visits) to an academic year.  The FY 98
program will also support the establishment and maintenance of Internet
and/or e-mail communication facilities as well as interactive distance
learning programs at foreign partner institutions.  Applicants may propose
other project activities not listed above that are consistent with the
goals and activities of the overall program.  The College and University
Partnership Program for Turkmenistan is limited to the field of business
administration.  Proposals must focus on curriculum, faculty, and staff
development in the eligible discipline.  Administrative reform at the
foreign partner should also be a project component.  Projects should
involve the development of new academic programs or the building and/or
restructuring of an existing program or programs, and should promote higher
education's role in the transition to market economies and open democratic
systems.  Feasibility studies to plan partnerships will not be considered.
Participating institutions should exchange faculty and/or staff members for
teaching/lecturing and consulting.  U.S. institutions are responsible for
the submission of proposals and should collaborate with their foreign
partners in planning and preparing proposals.  U.S. and foreign partner
institutions are encouraged to consult about the proposed project with USIA
E/ASU staff in Washington, DC. Preference will be given to proposals which
demonstrate evidence of previous relations with the foreign partner
institution(s).

RESTRICTIONS: Eligible applicants are In the U.S., participation in the
program is open to accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities,
including graduate schools.  Applications from consortia of U.S. colleges
and universities are eligible.  Secondary U.S. partners may include
relevant non-governmental organizations, non-profit service or professional
organizations.  The lead U.S. institution in the consortium is responsible
for submitting the application and each application from a consortium must
document the lead school's stated authority to represent the consortium.
Participants representing the U.S. institution who are traveling under USIA
grant funds must be faculty, staff, or advanced graduate students from the
participating institution(s) and must be U.S. citizens.  Overseas,
participation is limited to Magtumguli University in Ashgabat, which is a
recognized, degree-granting institution of post-secondary education.
Secondary foreign partners may include relevant governmental and
non-governmental organizations, non-profit service or professional
organizations.  Participants representing the foreign institutions must be
faculty, staff or advanced students of the partner institution, and be
citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of Turkmenistan, and be
qualified to hold a valid passport and U.S. J-1 visa.

MONETARY: The program awards up to $97,000 for up to a three-year period to
defray the cost of travel and per diem with an allowance for educational
materials and some aspects of project administration.  Grants awarded to
organizations with less than four years of experience in conducting
international exchange programs will be limited to $60,000.

CONTACT INFO: Jonathan Cebra; 301 4th Street, SW; E/ASU; Room 349;
Washington, DC 20547

_________________________
Telephone:  202-619-4126; FAX:  202-401-1433; Email Address:  jcebra@usia.gov

Program Number:  040496

Source of Information: Federal Register; 1998-04-16; 18974

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

Sender:  "Laura Funk" (lfunk@natick-amed02.army.mil)
Subject: Assistance Requested

Hello!
    I am looking for some assistance from anyone in the Moscow area.  About
3 years ago, I lost contact with a good friend.  Her name is Marina
Nikolaeva.  She is in her early 30's, married 10-15 years to Mikhail
Nikolaeva and they have a daughter about 10 years old named Irina.  Marina
was/is an English teacher at a local teacher's college somewhere in or
around Moscow.
   I believe Marina stopped receiving my letters because someone in Russia
thought there might be something valuable inside them.  Marina kept writing
me for almost 2 years without receiving a reply from me.  I kept writing,
but from her letters, she did not receive any of them.
   The American Red Cross will only trace her if she's family; the Russian
and U.S. Embassies were less than helpful.   I am looking for Marina's
current address at work or home and a telephone number of the college if
possible.  I would be so grateful to anyone who could help.
    Should anyone be able to reach her, my address is 2 Belmore Road,
Natick, MA, 01760  USA.     Thanks!

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

Sender:  sassa (sassa@pent200.podol.khmelnitskiy.ua)
Subject: collecting coins, bills, diferent awards . . .


 Hi everyone,

I have some information for those who are interested in collecting such
things as: coins, bills, diferent awards.
 I can offer you different (Russian, Ukrainian), new and ancient,
presoviet, soviet, & aftersoviet: coins, bills, awards (medals and orders)

If somebody is interested, please email me.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Andrew

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

Sender:  Sjridge@aol.com
Subject: need to hire graduate student in history

          Name: Stephen Ridge
 Email-address: Sjridge@aol.com

 I have a request.  I will be visiting Moscow for 5 days in August and
 would like to hire a graduate student in history as a guide.  Can you
 suggest how I might contact someone?  Thank you.  Stephen Ridge


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

Sender:  star@bb.vyatka.ru
Subject: journalist from Russia

          Name: I am Lena Starigina
 Email-address: star@bb.vyatka.ru


I am journalist from Russia.  I have 2 daughters (9 and 12).  I like
literature, history etc.  I wouid like write USA journalist.  I speak
Russian.


** 22 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "TOO Focus Central Asia" (fca@asdc.kz)
Subject: Focus Central Asia

To whom it may Concern.

I would hereby like to introduce you to Focus Central Asia - a new online
analytical report.  I visited your interesting webpage and would also like
to ask if it is possible for you to place a link to our site on your
website.

I am looking forward to hearing from you,

Marianne Oehlers

----------------------------------------------------------
New on world wide web:

- Focus Central Asia - Analytical Report

Focus Central Asia is an independent Analytical Report based in Almaty,
Kazakhstan. The report is covering quality reports on a wide range of
topics concerning Central Asia. Launched in 1992 as a paperversion, Focus
Central Asia puts news and business reports into perspective.
It identifies and highlights emerging trends which affect business today!

Focus Central Asia uses a network of correspondents reporting from all of
the Central Asian States. It is published twice a month, covering
economics, business, finance, integration, conflicts, legislation, defense
and security matters in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan
and Tajikistan.

Alexander Samoilenko, publisher of Focus Central Asia is happy to welcome
you to our new on-line version, situated at http://www.fca.asdc.kz
As an introduction - you have the possibility to read the first four issues
from 1998 - for free.

At http://www.fca.asdc.kz you can find details about the subscription rate
and about how to subscribe.

If you have any questions or comments about our homepage you are welcome to
e-mail the Webmaster, Marianne at  fca@asdc.kz



Marianne Oehlers
fca@asdc.kz

Focus Central Asia
166 Zheltoksan
480091, Almaty
Kazakhstan
Tel./Fax.: + 7 3272 501816

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Sender:  mvs3@po.CWRU.Edu (Maxim V. Soloviev)
Subject: RSL Com USA update



RSL Com USA (former CYBERLINK, Inc.) is offering the new products:

        ===================================================
                        ADD-ON Service          1+ Service
                        Product 520             Product 674
        ===================================================
        Russia -        $.59 / min;             $.57 / min;
        Ukraine -       $.57 / min;             $.53 / min;
        Belarus -       $.57 / min;             $.55 / min;
        Azerbaijan -    $.59 / min;             $.60 / min;
        Lithuania -     $.60 / min;             $.58 / min;
        Latvia -        $.50 / min;             $.48 / min;
        Estonia -       $.44 / min;             $.42 / min;
        ...
        Australia -     $.23 / min;             $.21 / min;
        Denmark -       $.26 / min;             $.24 / min;
        France -        $.23 / min;             $.21 / min;
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Sender:  "Oksana K. Linda" (linda@fas.harvard.edu)
Subject: INFO-RUSS: Ann Arbor relocation

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Dear friends!

I'm planing to move from Boston to Ann Arbor MI before September.
My 11 years old daughter will be in 6th grade next year.
I would very much appreciate any tips and advice in terms of Middle schools
in the area and after school activities
(like Russian language lessons, piano and math lessons etc.)

Thank you.
Oksana Linda
"Oksana K. Linda" linda@fas.harvard.edu

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Sender:  "Serguei Bogouslavski" (aquamarine@glasnet.ru)
Subject: Encyclopedia of tourism to Russia

Dear Sirs,

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This GUIDE has been designed for tourists going to visit Russia and for
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cities in Russia. The advanced search system would give a list of travel
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The GUIDE contains 3000 articles, 500 colored slides, 25 maps, 22 clips, 16
audio, 6 video. It also contains information about 200 hotels, 300
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embassies and consulates, business centers, restaurants, cafes,  bars,
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All articles of the GUIDE are incorporated in the multi-layered hierarchy by
the advanced navigation system designed by the AQUAMARINE team.

The program was designed for IBM-compatible computers 486 DX2, 66 Mhz, 8 Mb
RAM, CD-ROM drive, SVGA graphics card (640x480, 64 K), Microsoft Windows 3.1
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The GUIDE installed on a notebook computer could be used during a trip
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Here's your chance to order your own disk for US$ 39,95 only! Click here for
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To discuss the wholesale prices write to aquamarine@glasnet.ru

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