Digest for June 29, 1998

Digest for June 29, 1998

                          Table of Contents


01-29 June 98  Sender:  redhorn@hotmail.com
               Subject: from Joshua Gray

02-29 June 98  Sender:  ruzannaz@hotmail.com
               Subject: from Ruzanna

03-29 June 98  Sender:  ribamar@catanduva.com.br
               Subject: from Ribamar S. junior


01-29 June 98  Sender:  Center for Civil Society International
               Subject: JOB: Program Officer, IREX, Moscow

02-29 June 98  Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
               Subject: College and University Partnerships Program for
                                    Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova

03-29 June 98  Sender:  (oscar@ellink.ru)
               Subject: Friends from all aver the world, write me

04-29 June 98  Sender:  "irakuzn" (irakuzn@chat.ru)
               Subject: Finland

05-29 June 98  Sender:  "irakuzn" (irakuzn@chat.ru)
               Subject: Hello

06-29 June 98  Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@STUDENT.CEU.HU)
               Subject: Research Support Scheme

07-29 June 98  Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@STUDENT.CEU.HU)

08-29 June 98  Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@STUDENT.CEU.HU)

09-29 June 98  Sender:  Xscape6618@aol.com
               Subject: SPUTNIK

10-29 June 98  Sender:  fsumedia@sovam.com
               Subject: FSUMEDIA digest 960

11-29 June 98  Sender:  "Russian Investment & Business Center
                         (Washington, DC)" (rusric@erols.com)
               Subject: Working Seminar at the Russian Embassy

12-29 June 98  Sender:  Union of Councils (ucsj@ucsj.com)
               Subject: Job Announcement - Washington DC

13-29 June 98  Sender:  "Valerij Sologubenko" (val_47@hotmail.com)
               Subject: about  my  vacation

14-29 June 98  Sender:  Alana Hughes (arhughes@rogersu.edu)
               Subject: Global Learn Day II

15-29 June 98  Sender:  boing777@hotmail.com
               Subject: friendship

16-29 June 98  Sender:  "Donald J. Starcke" (donald@chtts.ru)
               Subject: To Friends and Partners

17-29 June 98  Sender:  halls (halls@pmail.emirates.net.ae)
               Subject: Flights to Baku

18-29 June 98  Sender:  "Ilya Zeldes" (ilyaz@iline.com)
               Subject: Who knows MVES?

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


WHAT'S NEW . . .


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

Sender:  redhorn@hotmail.com
Subject: from Joshua Gray

I am a high school student who plans to study and major in Russian in
college as well as to complete the pre-med requirements for acceptance to
medical school.  I am very interested in the Russian language, culture, and

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

Sender:  ruzannaz@hotmail.com
Subject: from Ruzanna

Hello to everyboby!  I think this is a really good place to meet freinds.
I am Russian, 28 years old.  I am very interested about another people and
cultures.  Please, write me.

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

Sender:  ribamar@catanduva.com.br
Subject: from Ribamar S. junior

Sou do Brasil.  Se voce gostaria de fazer amizade com um brasileiro me
escreva.  Ingls ou Portugus.  I'm from Brazil.  If you'd like to have a
Brazilian friend, write me in English or Portuguese.


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

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

Sender:  Center for Civil Society International (ccsi@u.washington.edu)
Subject: JOB: Program Officer, IREX, Moscow

Thanks to Craig Zelizer for posting this to the CentralAsia-L list

JOB OPPORTUNITY- RSEP/CI Program Officer, IREX, Moscow

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) seeks a program officer
to be based in Moscow to work on the USIA-funded Regional Scholar Exchange
Program and FSA Contemporary Issues Fellowships.  This position is
available immediately.

General Duties:

 * Plan and conduct outreach and recruitment for RSEP and CI programs
   throughout Russia;
 * Organize interview selection process for applicants;
 * Lead participation orientation programs;
 * Develop and report on alumni programming for RSEP and CI programs in
   Russia, including supervising Russian electronic alumni journal staff;
 * Coordinate alumni tracking in Russia;
 * Assist in program and financial reporting;
 * Act as a liaison with USIS and other donors working in scholarly
 * Assist in proposal development;
 * Coordinate all program activities with IREX field offices and DC-based
   project team and director.


 * Fluency in Russian and significant overseas experience;
 * Ability to manage multiple tasks and work in a high-stress environment;
 * Willingness to travel;
 * Strong public speaking and presentation skills;
 * Ease in working in an international setting and exceptional communication

Reports to: IREX/Moscow Coordinator of Academic Programs

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter by fax or e-mail to:

John Lechicky
Fax: 202-628-8189
E-mail: jlechicky@irex.org


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

Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
Subject: College and University Partnerships Program for Armenia,
         Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova

SPONSOR:  United States Information Agency

SYNOPSIS: Support is provided to accredited two- and four-year colleges
and universities, including graduate schools, to develop a partnership
with a foreign institution of higher education from Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Georgia, or Moldova in specified fields.

DEADLINES:  08-10-1998

OBJECTIVES: The sponsor provides support to develop a partnership with
(a) foreign institution(s) of higher education from Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Georgia, or Moldova in specified fields. 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 College and University Partnerships Program

The College and University Partnership Program for Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Georgia, and Moldova is limited to specific academic disciplines. For Georgia
and Azerbaijan, eligible disciplines include: law; business/economics/trade;
government/public policy/public administration; and journalism/communications.
The eligible discipline for Armenia is journalism; please note that the
Journalism Faculty of Yerevan State University is the only eligible NIS
partner institution. The eligible discipline for Moldova is political science;
please note that Moldovan State University is the only eligible partner

Proposals must focus on curriculum, faculty, and staff development in one
or more of these eligible disciplines. Administrative reform at the foreign
partner may also be a project component. Projects should involve the
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. At least once, one U.S. participant should be in residence
at the foreign partner institution for one semester to serve in a coordinating
role. U.S. institutions are responsible for the submission of proposals
and should collaborate with their foreign partners in planning and preparing
proposals. Preference will be given to proposals which demonstrate evidence
of previous relations with the foreign partner institution(s).

RESTRICTIONS: Eligible applicants in the U.S. are 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. 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 open to recognized,
institutions of post-secondary education, which may include internationally
recognized and established independent research institutes. 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 the citizens, nationals, or permanent residents
of the country of the foreign partner, and be qualified to hold a valid
passport and U.S. J-1 visa. Foreign partners from the following countries
are eligible: Armenia--only the journalism faculty of Yerevan State University
is eligible; Azerbaijan--any recognized, degree-granting post-secondary
educational institution is eligible; Georgia--any recognized, degree-granting
post-secondary educational institution is eligible; Moldova--only Moldovan
State University is eligible. Partnerships including a secondary foreign
partner from a non-NIS country are eligible; however, with the exception
noted below, USIA will not cover overseas non-NIS partner institution costs.
In order to promote regional cooperation, limited funds may be budgeted
for the exchange, as part of this partnership agreement, of faculty between
NIS institutions and institutions of higher learning in Central and Eastern
Europe (Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary,
Latvia, Lithuania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova,
Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia).

MONETARY: The program awards up to $200,000 for 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
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

Source of Information: Federal Register; 1998-06-18; 33445

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

Sender:  (oscar@ellink.ru)
Subject: Friends from all aver the world, write me

Hi to everyone!
I live in Russia. My name is Natalie. I'm 16 y.o. And I want to have
friends all over the world.It isn't important for me how old you are and in
what country you live. For me it'is important just to have friends.

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

Sender:  "irakuzn" (irakuzn@chat.ru)
Subject: Finland

I love Finland very much. I have been there for three times and I fell in
love with it. Everybody who wants to fall in love with Russia and Moscow
please write to me. I am 17, cheerful, witty and I' d like a boy the
same age from Finland to correspond with.

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

Sender:  "irakuzn" (irakuzn@chat.ru)
Subject: Hello

Hello ! My name is Ira. I am from Russia, I live in Moscow.  I am a
girl, 17 years old.I study English and I like to do it.  I have just
finished my school and I am going to enter the Teacher's college.I like
to listen to differant kinds of music.Also I like sport and sport
games.I am fond of dogs, I have got a one at my home.If you have
interesting thoughts you can write me.
P.S: Sorry for my mistakes

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

Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@STUDENT.CEU.HU)
Subject: Research Support Scheme

The Research Support Scheme Grant in Social Sciences and Humanities

The Research Support Scheme (RSS) was created in 1991 with the aim of
supporting researchers in the social sciences and humanities from
Central and Eastern Europe. It supports innovative, high quality
research on Central and Eastern Europe issues through grants
awarded to individuals and groups.

Academic disciplines supported are:
- art and architecture,
- economics,
- education,
- European studies,
- history,
- human ecology and sustainable development,
- law,
- linguistics,
- literature,
- philosophy,
- political science,
- social psychology,
- sociology and urban and population studies.

An individual grant is awarded for periods of six to two years, with
the amount of grant depending on an applicant's qualifications,
involvement part or full time and local conditions.

Application procedure and deadline:

The RSS campaign is launched once a year and the 1999 campaign starts
in June 1998. The deadline for submitting applications is October 19,
1998. Grants will be given from July 1999.

For more information and application form please contact RSS at this

Research Support Scheme,
Bartolomejska 11,
110 00 Prague, Czech Republic

phone (420-2) 2423 1916

fax (420-2) 2423-1997

e-mail: office@rss.cz

web site: http://www.rss.cz

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

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

Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 15:06:21 -0400
From: "Donald J. Raleigh"  spunky@nuteknet.com 

Call for Papers

The Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at the
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will sponsor a conference in
Chapel Hill on April 23-24, 1999, entitled "Provincial Landscapes: The
Local Dimensions of Soviet Power, 1917-1953."

The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for both junior and
senior scholars who study the political, social, and/or cultural aspects of
Soviet local history between 1917 and 1953, and to publish a unique
collection of essays that will help de-center standard narratives of the
Soviet historical experience.  Appropriate topics might address issues such
as how political events and social engineering played themselves out at the
local level; the construction of Bolshevik identities, including the
identities of class, gender, ethnicity, and place; the hybridization of
Soviet cultural forms; center-periphery relations; propaganda; religion,
etc.  Particular consideration will be given, however, to those proposals
that employ non-traditional disciplinary approaches; tap local archives;
focus on the connection between language and power; conceptualize local
history as the product of diverse social relations that cut across specific
locations in a multiplicity of ways; and/or seek to define what is "local"
about local history.

Interested scholars are invited to send a one-page abstract and curriculum
vitae to the conference organizer, Donald J. Raleigh, Department of
History, CB #3195, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, by
October 1, 1998.  Those selected to participate in the conference must
submit their papers for duplication and circulation by February 1, 1999.

The Center hopes to be in a position to cover all basic conference
expenses.  For further information contact the conference organizer at

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

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

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

Open Society Institute - Budapest

                 Center for Publishing Development



              The Open Society Institute (OSI) Network Women's Program
              and the OSI Center for Publishing Development are
              pleased to announce a competition to support the
              translation of gender/women's studies books. A grant
              fund of $100,000 is available to promote local-language
              access to international gender/women's studies books.

              Publishers in the following countries are invited to
              apply: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia &
              Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia,
              Georgia, Hungary, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia,
              Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland,
              Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan,
              Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia.


              Applications should be submitted to:

                   OSI Publishing Center
                   Gender/Women's Studies Translation Grants
                   Open Society Institute
                   Oktober 6 utca 12
                   Budapest 1051

                   Fax: +361 327-3042
                   Tel.: +361 327-3135
                   e-mail: celichow@mail.osi.hu

              Please address any questions to Jerzy Celichowski
              through e-mail or at the address or telephone number

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

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

Sender:  Xscape6618@aol.com
Subject: SPUTNIK


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

Sender:  arichter@glasnet.ru
Subject: telecom regulation conference (x-post FSUMEDIA)

Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 14:40:52 +0400
From: "Andrei Richter"   arichter@glasnet.ru 
To:  fsumedia@sovam.com 
Subject: telecom regulation conference
Message-ID:  m0ylZ9f-001A8FN@mail.glas.apc.org

New Communications Technologies, Convergence and the Law

An international conference organised by the Moscow Media Law and Policy
Centre in cooperation with the School of Journalism of the Moscow State
University, UNESCO Chair of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Oxford
University Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (U.K.), and
Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University in New York City (U.S.), and
sponsored by the Know How Fund Foundation (U.K.) and the International
Research & Exchanges Board (U.S.).

Tentative Agenda:


9.50 Introduction and Welcome
Yassen N. Zassoursky, Dean, Faculty of Journalism, Moscow State


10.00 Prospects of Regulation for Convergence in Russia Moderator -- Yassen
N. Zassoursky, Dean, Faculty of Journalism, Moscow State University Bills
on Telecommunications under Review in Duma, Yuri Nesterov, Deputy of the
State Duma, Vice Chair of the Committee on Informational Policy and
Communications Universal Public Access to Internet, Ivan Kurnosov, Deputy
Head of the Department, State Committee on Communications and Information

11.00 Current Regulation of Internet, Broadcasting and Telecommunications
in Russia Moderator -- Yelena Vartanova, Associate Professor, School of
Journalism, MSU Current Issues in Telecommunications' Regulation, Igor
Melyukhin, Director of Department, Administration of the President of


14.00 Regulation of New Communication Technologies Moderator - Andrei
Richter, Director Moscow Media Law and Policy Centre The U.S.
Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Convergence, Monroe Price, Prof.,
Cardozo Law School, New York City Convergence of telecommunications, media
and information technologies: European and UK Approaches, Stefaan Verhulst,
Oxford University Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy and David
Goldberg, School of Law, University of Glasgow

15.00 Convergence and its Impact on Mass Media Regulation

Broadcasting: Future Role and Regulation within a Convergence Context.
David Levy, Head of European Policy Development, Policy and Planning, BBC
(to be confirmed) Regulation of Broadcasting via Internet, Yassen
Zassoursky, Head, Commission on Broadcasting Convergence and Regulatory
Authorities, Campbell Cowie, London Business School



9.30 Introduction

9.45 Should the Internet be Regulated as a Mass Medium?  Moderator - Fyodor
Kravchenko, Legal Expert, Moscow Media Law and Policy Centre Yelena
Gerzeva, Lawyer, Garant-Park Grigory Belonuchkin, List Serve on Legal
aspects of Internet Operator

11.00 Legal Aspects of Internet
Liability and Internet, Aleksandr Glushenkov, Lawyer, Mezhregion Bar

The Internet and Self Regulatory Approaches: an Overview
Mark Stephens, Director Stephens Innocent, London and Chairman of Internet
Watch Foundation

12.30 Conclusions


School of Journalism of the Moscow State University,
9, Mokhovaya ul.,
tel./fax. (7095) 203-9388, 203-6571, (7503) 737-3371.
e-mail: mmlpc@glasnet.ru,  arichter@glasnet.ru
Internet: www.medialaw.ru

Andrei Richter
Moscow Media Law and Policy Center
Tel/fax. (7095) 203-9388, 203-6571, (7503) 737-3371.
e-mail: arichter@glasnet.ru, mmlpc@glasnet.ru

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

Sender:  "Russian Investment & Business Center (Washington, DC)"
Subject: Working Seminar at the Russian Embassy

Russian-American Chamber of Commerce  (Washington, DC) in cooperation with
Russian Information & Business Center, Inc.  cordially invite you to
participate in our

Exclusive Business Seminar
Principal Participants:
The Hon. Alexey ANDREYEV, Deputy Chairman, Intíl Relations Committee of the
Russian Parliament,
The Hon. Vyacheslav OVCHENKOV, Chairman, Subcommittee on Power Industry,
Anatoliy TURZHANSKIY, Chief, Dep-t on Investment Policy, Unified Energy
System of Russia,
Georgiy KUTOVOY, Deputy Chairman, Federal Energy Commission of Russia;
Leonid VERESHAGIN, Chief, Department on Work with Local Government
Ambassador Leonid ZAMYATIN, ěSt.Petresburg Bank
The seminar & business discussions will be held July 1, 1998 at
the Russian Embassy, 2650 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC
10:00AM-1.00 PM - Working Seminar & Discussion
1.00 -3.00 PM Private business meetings
To register, please complete the attached registration form and fax it to
our  Washington, DC office at (202) 546-3275
For additional information  please contact the  Russian-American Chamber of
Commerce (Washington, DC) at (202) 546-2103
Take advantage of  this unique business opportunity!  Receive first
hand strategic information, get to know government and business
leaders who define rules for privatization of the Russian power
industry, learn how your company can take advantage of new
business opportunities in one of the most profitable sector of the
Russian economy

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

Sender:  Union of Councils (ucsj@ucsj.com)
Subject: Job Announcement - Washington DC

Please forward this job announcement to anyone who would be interested in
working for a dynamic grassroots organization in Washington, DC.

Administrative Assistant/Computer

AA needed for non-profit Jewish, human rights organization dealing with the
former Soviet Union.

Requirements: Must have college degree, at least 1 year AA experience with
very strong

organizational skills, and full proficiency in Windows95, MS Word and
Access, Pagemaker,

WWW/Internet, HTML coding, networks and graphics.  Salary $20k/yr.  plus
great benefits.

Send resume & cover letter to Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, Director for
Administration & Assistance

Programs, UCSJ, 1819 H St., NW #230, Washington, DC 20006; Fax:
202/775-9776; Email:


For more information about the events in the former Soviet Union check out
our website at www.fsumonitor.com or contact Lindsey Paige Taxman directly
at ltaxman@ucsj.com.

UCSJ 1819H St. NW #230 Washington, DC 20006

Office: (202) 775-9770 Fax: (202) 775-9776

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

Sender:  "Valerij Sologubenko" (val_47@hotmail.com)
Subject: about  my  vacation

Hi  friends,

I have vacation  25.07 - 10.09.98 and look up sponsors or other supplies
for journey for CIS countries: S.Petersburg,  Kishinev.  I can be
nutzlich in area Internet
                         Valerij  Sologubenko, Munich, Germany.

P.S. look  my  book,  Brief  story  of  my  life.  ZAPISKI  emigranta
/Russian - LAT).

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

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

Sender:  Alana Hughes (arhughes@rogersu.edu)
Subject: Global Learn Day II

I hope you will find the below of interest re.  learning, distance
learning, and other global topics.

Please consider joining the GLD2 listserv, and related effort described

Last October, Global Learn Day, The Inaugural, was held with participation
from 75 countries and "stops" in "ports" in virtually every corner of the
globe.  The main topics discussed, in real time, were issues concerning
distance learning, accreditation and culture differences; additionally
there were several technology demonstrations which "proved" that 'students
in Bombay could take courses from Boston'.  Those interested in reviewing
this highly unusual Conference are invited to visit


The Theme of Global Learn II has now been set:  GLD2- A Return Voyage to
the New World of Distance Education and All of Its Promise, to be held
Columbus Day Weekend, October 9, 10 and 11.

In order to have an even wider global participation than last year, the
organizers of Global Learn DayII have announced the formation of
GLD2, a listserv.

This listserve was created especially for those interested in following the
organization of GLD2, and/or becoming a volunteer on The Franklin Ship,
and/or being a Presenter and/or for those seriously interested in *global*
issues about distance education and distance training.

Those wishing to subscribe to the GLD2 listserve are kindly invited to
so by doing the following.


SEND YOUR EMAIL TO:  listcaster@listserv.rogersu.edu




Cliff Layton, GLD2 Host and Moderator
Director Online Services
Rogers University

http://www.ruonline.edu and http://www.rogersu.edu

For additional information on Learn Day, and on Learn Day II, please
contact the following.

4241 Jutland Dr. Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92117
Headquarters of
The Franklin Knowledge Corps
TEL:  619 270 2352
FAX:  619 270 2667
URL:  http://www.bfranklin.edu
email summary, on demand:   learn@jjplaza.com 

Visit LEARN DAY, The Inaugural:  http://www.bfranklin.edu/archive>>

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

Sender:  boing777@hotmail.com
Subject: friendship

          Name: Yahia
 Email-address: boing777@hotmail.com

 The friendship is the great thing in the live.  Please send me your
 letters on the internet on the E.mail which is a bove thanks so fully .

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

Sender:  "Donald J. Starcke" (donald@chtts.ru)
Subject: To Friends and Partners

Dear Friends and Partners,

I am a US Peace Corps volunteer, located in Cheboksary, Chuvash
Republic, Russia.

Perhaps you can give me some assistance, or lead me in the right

You are no doubt aware of the increased popularity here of the "get the
Russian woman of your dreams via Internet" business.  There are many
young women locally who have asked me about such services.

Obviously, there are dangers involved in romance via the internet.
However, it seems that one service that would be valuable here is a
background check on their friend/potential loved one/potential future
spouse.  While there are no guarantees of happiness, this could save
some heartache and disappointment.

I have contacted several background investigation agencies in the US,
and such background checks appear to be available for $150-$250,
depending on the information requested.  This is a very high price point
for Russian budgets.

It occurred to me that perhaps I could appeal to the charitable
instincts of one or more of these background search firms.  If a search
is provided for no charge, or at a reduced price, to a legitimate
charity,  the search firm may claim a charitable deduction for its cost
of the  search activity on its IRS 1040 form.

Before I approach the firms with this proposal, I would like to network
with a suitable charity.  This would be ideally, a group with a track
record of helping Russian immigrants, which is registered with the IRS
as a legal charity (thus insuring deductibility of donations), and which
is highly reputable.

So, my question is, are there any such organizations in existence?  If
so, can you provide their internet and/or E-mail addresses?

Thank you for your assistance.


Don Starcke
US Peace Corps
Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic, Russia
E-Mail:  donald@chtts.ru

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

Sender:  halls (halls@pmail.emirates.net.ae)
Subject: Flights to Baku

I would like to inform you that Emirates Airline has three scheduled
flights per week from Dubai to Baku.
This is the most comfortable way that I have ever travelled to Baku.
Previous trips on Azal Airline certainly speed up the heartrate and
often there are no soft drinks available on board.

Hope that you enjoy many more trip's to Baku


Krysia A. Hall

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

Sender:  "Ilya Zeldes" (ilyaz@iline.com)
Subject: Who knows MVES?

Does someone know the full and correct name for MVES: Ministerstvo Vneshnikh
Ekonomicheskikh Sviasei, or Snoshenii, or Sotrudnichestva? Also, I'd like to
know their mailing address in Moscow, telephone, fax, email or web site...
Name of a contact person or PR Department will be appreciated, too.
Ilya Zeldes, Ph.D.
Fort Myers, Florida, USA

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To post a message to FRIENDS, send it to: friends@solar.rtd.utk.edu.

To visit the FRIENDS WWW server, use the following URLs if you have
a World Wide Web browser:  http://www.friends-partners.org/friends/

If you don't have a WWW browser, just telnet to solar.rtd.utk.edu
and enter 'friends' (in lower case and without the quotes) at the
login prompt.

or those who need it, the IP address of our computers are

Please address any comments, questions, or suggestions to your

  Natasha Bulashova, natasha@alice.ibpm.serpukhov.su
  Greg Cole, gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu