Digest for July 13, 1998

Digest for July 13, 1998

                          Table of Contents


01-13 July 98  Sender:  jworth@iland.net
               Subject: from Jeane

02-13 July 98  Sender:  mdmurray@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca
               Subject: from David Murray

03-13 July 98  Sender:  worldwide@thegrid.net
               Subject: from Susanne Hilton

04-13 July 98  Sender:  kmichlrose@hotmail.com
               Subject: from Michael

05-13 July 98  Sender:  nazira_17@hotmail.com
               Subject: from NAZIRA


01-13 July 98  Sender:  bb906@lafn.org (Frank Leupp)
               Subject: Trans-Siberian Railroad

02-13 July 98  Sender:  "Roman A. Novozhilov" (roman_novozhilov@hotmail.com)
               Subject: Looking for the contacts in DC

03-13 July 98  Sender:  Alex Kister (akister@math.rutgers.edu)
               Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Weekend school info (XPOST)

04-13 July 98  Sender:  "andreaandrew" (andreaandrew@erols.com)
               Subject: Galleries/arts organizations in Moscow or "Golden Ring"

05-13 July 98  Sender:  "Iris Matthew" (imatthew@hotmail.com)
               Subject: transcultural chitchat

06-13 July 98  Sender:  "K. Michael Rose" (kmichlrose@hotmail.com)
               Subject: Seeking information and guidance

07-13 July 98  Sender:  "Lindeman, David" (dlindeman@crdf.org)
               Subject: US-Ukraine Small Business R&D Cooperation Program

08-13 July 98  Sender:  minotpiper@webtv.net (minot piper)
               Subject: from Abilene, Texas

09-13 July 98  Sender:  DDeych@aol.com
               Subject: I'm looking for somebody

10-13 July 98  Sender:  dpj@webtv.net (Dale Johnson)
               Subject: Howdy

11-13 July 98  Sender:  Dave Post (dpost@gte.net)
               Subject: Need Russian Domestic Help

12-13 July 98  Sender:  Herbert Francl (francl@grn.es)
               Subject: Russian Books

13-13 July 98  Sender:  ken@saoi.com
               Subject: Ireland-Russian links

14-13 July 98  Sender:  Mike Crosson (mcrosson@changetheworld.com)
               Subject: Russian Resources or People in Connecticut USA?

15-13 July 98  Sender:  Daler Olimov (daler016@p133.khj.td.silk.org)
               Subject: I'm Daler

16-13 July 98  Sender:  "difalco" (annedifalco@email.msn.com)
               Subject: wanting to chat

17-13 July 98  Sender:  "G–ran" (gj.askim@ebox.tninet.se)
               Subject: population

18-13 July 98  Sender:  Marco Ziegler (Marco.Ziegler@unifr.ch)
               Subject: URL inclusion

19-13 July 98  Sender:  Rostyslav (poctuk@top.net)
               Subject: USA-CIS

20-13 July 98  Sender:  vict@iname.com
               Subject: PeReStRoIkA

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures



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

Sender:  jworth@iland.net
Subject: from Jeane

What a great thing to find while spending a few minutes on the web.  I 
almost feel like Mother Earth, seems like I'm the oldest one around this 
page.  Being a 69 year old,(young) grandmother.  I am raising my two 
grandchildren since my daughter died and I would like to hear from someone 
who may be doing the same thing,only in another part of the world.  We may 
be able to share our experiences as Moms all over again.  I'll be looking 
forward to hearing fromyou out there.  Thanks

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

Sender:  mdmurray@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca
Subject: from David Murray


I'm a grandson of Ukrainian Canadian immigrants and I'm very interested in 
finding out about my Ukrainian heritage, perhaps getting in touch with my 
relatives whom I believe to be in the Odessa area.  I enjoy visiting 
websites like this one and anything connected to East Europe.  I'm also 
interested in finding out what life is like in that part of the world, 
particularly for the average person.  My particular interests at this point 
are on opportunities for education, as I am about to complete my bachelor 
of petroleum engineering program and go on in school via distance education 
while launching into a career as an engineer.  If there's anybody out there 
who is interested in corresponding, please feel free to get in touch.  I 
appreciate the good work you've done on this website...Thanks!

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

Sender:  worldwide@thegrid.net
Subject: from Susanne Hilton

I am a happily married 47 year old woman who lives in the desert area of 
California.  We live on a 5 acre ranch.  I am looking for a Russian woman 
penpal 30+ for conversation and friendship.  Must speak English as I do not 
speak Russian.  I have always been interested in your culture and would 
like to learn more.  I can tell you about America.  Write anytime.

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

Sender:  kmichlrose@hotmail.com
Subject: from Michael

I'm interested in studying in Russia and the FSU, any and all advice is 

Also interested in meeting people from any area interested in the further 
study of current relations between US and FSU countries...


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

Sender:  nazira_17@hotmail.com
Subject: from NAZIRA

Prevet vsem!  Ya is Tashkenta,nedavno zakonchila shkolu(# 164) ,no teper 
uchuc v Tailande.Skuchau po Tashkentu, no osobenno po moim drusiam.Pishite 
vse kto menya znaet i pomnit.  I'll be waiting.Pleas write back soon, as 
soon as possible.


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

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

Sender:  bb906@lafn.org (Frank Leupp)
Subject: Trans-Siberian Railroad

        I (among so many others, apparently) am contemplating
taking the Trans-Siberian train trip across Russia in the near
future and would appreciate any hints, advice, etc., from
anyone.  I would like to stop over in several places, not just
a thru trip.  thanks in advance.

Frank Leupp

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

Sender:  "Roman A. Novozhilov" (roman_novozhilov@hotmail.com)
Subject: Looking for the contacts in DC


My name is Roman Novozhilov. I am from St.Petersburg, Russia and moving
to Washington, DC in August 1998. I would like to get in touch with
someone from DC who can provide me with some orientation and insight
into a city life or just to have a beer together and talk while
practicing their Russian or English or whatever...
I would also appreciate if any students from American University, DC
where I am going to study (are there any Russians?) may be intersted in
getting in touch with me and giving me an insiders' look on the life and
study in DC.


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

Sender:  Alex Kister (akister@math.rutgers.edu)
Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Weekend school info (XPOST)

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Dear Coordinator,

Two of my friends ( both are mathematicans), simultaneously forwarded to me 
the same message: somebody inquired about Sunday Russian school for math 
and Russian and posted this inquiry at INFORUSS.  This way I heard first 
time about your mailing list.

I have an answer to this question and believe it might be of interest for 
many people and kindly ask you to broadcast the following info: Last year 
Weekend school named SchoolPlus was established in NJ with location at 
Rutgers University, New Brunswick.  We have had a very good response from 
our Russian-speaking community and during the year opened three more 
branches: North Jersey (in Teaneck at Dickinson University), Philadelphia 
(at UPENN) and Brooklyn, NY.

Let me introduce our SchoolPlus.  First, a few words about myself: I 
graduated from Moscow Lomonosov State University, where I also earned a 
Ph.D.  in Neuroscience, and then worked there for many years in a research 
lab.  Parallel to research, I was involved in the field of science school 
students education, teaching gifted school children, runing biological 
"kruzhki", participating in Biology School of Correspondence, etc.  After 
my family emigrated in 1989 to the US, I continued research at Rutgers 

Recently, together with my partners at Target Consulting, I founded an 
enrichment program named SchoolPlus to provide more educational options to 
school students.  The idea was inspired by our Russian experience - we are 
missing so much the stimulating atmosphere of the various "kruzhki", 
special math schools and Olympiads of our childhood.  Unable to find a 
substitute of all these important educational activities for our children 
here, in the States, we finally started our own Weekend Program.

The primary goal of the program is to present school students with a more 
challenging and exciting perspective on sciences, mathematics, languages 
and to bring out the "taste" of the study of these basic disciplines (which 
taste is all too often lost after years of schooling).

Our teachers are mostly from the University Research Communities: graduate 
students, postdocs and professors.  For example, SchoolPlus branch located 
at Rutgers University has two teachers, who are Professors at Rutgers 
University, and two, who are graduate students from Princeton University.  
Most of our teachers have Russian educational background (teachers of 
English excepted), have studied in schools and as undergraduates and 
sometimes as graduates in Russia and currently are working at American 
Universities and Colleges.  Although we bring our educational traditions 
from Russia, and so are reffered to as the "Russian" school, we certainly 
do not teach in Russian, but in English.

Our classes are small: maximum is 12, average is 8-9 students in class.  
Main subjects are Math, Russian, English, but physics, biology, 
programming, French, history of art, chess are also offered.  The programs 
are original and are developed by our teachers.  Math and science are easy 
subjects to offer - everybody agrees that we need to educate our kids and 
raise their math and science level.  We certainly do not like them to 
finish school without even having heard about Newton's Laws.  But many 
cultural questions are less simple and related to the fact that our 
children are children of emigrants or are even themselves emigrants.  For 
example, do our children really need to maintain (or learn) Russian?  Our 
answer is in the affirmative, and not only for educational reasons, but, 
perhaps more importantly, for family reasons: in order for children not to 
loose ties with their parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, they need to 
speak the same languague.

But why would our children need help with English, don't they speak it 
fluently?  However, it should be remembered that most of the kids do not 
hear English at home and did not read in childhood English books, and so 
their language skills are often flawed.  These flaws can be remedied, but 
in a way which takes into account this specific situation.

And yes, we give students home assignments: we just do not know any way to 
learn without learning.

I just briefly outlined some concepts and approaches.  For detailed 
information about our SchoolPlus, please call 
(732) 246-4150 or 1-800-707-6657

We also are also looking for teachers to open new branches of SchoolPlus.
        Olga I. Fookson, Ph.D.
        SchoolPlus Principal

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

Sender:  "andreaandrew" (andreaandrew@erols.com)
Subject: Galleries/arts organizations in Moscow or "Golden Ring"

Re: my upcoming trip to Russia, I am looking for the following info: 1) 
Galleries/arts organizations in Moscow or "Golden Ring" area interested in 
viewing drawings related to Russian architecture / citizens.  Ideally, this 
would include meeting / collaborating with Russian artists, etc..  2) How 
best to get to Sheremetevo in time for an early flight back to the U.S.  
Thank you.  Andrea Frodema

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

Sender:  "Iris Matthew" (imatthew@hotmail.com)
Subject: transcultural chitchat

Hello, all.  My name is Iris, and I am an African-American student living 
in New York City.  As a writer, I've always been interested in people from 
other cultures, listening to their stories and finding the similarities to 
my own experience.  So, I'm always looking to meet new people (not as 
material for my stories, but from a basic human need to learn and grow).  
That said, I would love to hear from people from all over.  I am 
particularly interested in Russian people, having some connection to the 
community here in New York.  Also, I love early Russian literature (I'd 
love recent literature too, if only I read any!!).  It's great to have 
found this place to meet people.


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

Sender:  "K. Michael Rose" (kmichlrose@hotmail.com)
Subject: Seeking information and guidance

Hello to all and thank you in advance for any and all assistance...

I'm presently living in Texas and seeking 1) a tutor in elementary Russian 
and 2) information about attending school (university level undergraduate) 
in the FSU, Ukraine, Latvia, etc.

Once again, thank you for your assistance, and keep up the great work...  
the opportunities presented by this site are critical to the relations of 
all governments involved

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

Sender:  "Lindeman, David" (dlindeman@crdf.org)
Subject: US-Ukraine Small Business R&D Cooperation Program

**CRDF Announces Small Business R&D Cooperation Program in Ukraine**

 The U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) intends
 to allocate up to $250,000 to fund U.S./Ukraine collaborations
 involving small, high technology businesses and to support research
 and development activities that can provide significant benefit to
 both the United States and to Ukraine.  This is a pilot program.
 Experience in its operation will inform planning for possible
 additional programs in this area.

 The CRDF is a unique public-private partnership created to facilitate
 scientific and technological cooperation between the U.S. and the
 countries of the former Soviet Union.  It is a private, non-profit,
 charitable organization authorized by Congress and established by the
 National Science Foundation  (NSF) in 1995.  Its sources of funding
 include the NSF,  U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of
 State, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the MacArthur

 Through this program CRDF hopes to assist the creation and growth of
 high technology businesses and to stimulate economic growth in
 Ukraine. In addition, the program will provide a mechanism for
 Ukrainian scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to better
 understand commercial business practices and will provide access for
 U.S. companies to significant Ukrainian scientific talent and

 *Types of Activities Supported and Eligibility*

 The program will consist of two types of awards:  Travel Grants and
 R&D Collaborative Grants.  It is not necessary for applicants who
 meet the eligibility criteria for the R&D Collaborative Grants to
 submit proposals for a Travel Grant award.

 1) Travel Grants.  This component of the program will support up to
 15 travel grants of $3500 each for Ukrainian travelers.  The grants
 are to enable potential collaborators to meet and discuss the
 technology in question and its relevance to the business interests of
 both parties.

 To be eligible for a Travel Grant, the Ukrainian participants must be
 either an existing small business (fewer than 500 employees) or a
 group of scientists who wish to form a company based on their
 technology.  In addition, the Ukrainian participants must have
 identified a for-profit U.S. company as a potential partner and have
 received a Letter of Interest from the U.S. company stating that it
 is willing to host a member of the Ukrainian team to discuss their
 technology and a possible future relationship.

 If the relationship does go forward, the parties may jointly submit a
 proposal to the second component of the program for seed money to
 further develop the technology.

 2) R&D Collaborative Grants for Small Business Partnerships.  This
 component of the program will provide technology development funding
 for Ukrainian and American small businesses (fewer than 500
 employees). CRDF's contribution will typically average $50,000 for a
 one year period. To be eligible for this program, the partners must
 be either 1) a Ukrainian small business, incorporated in Ukraine,
 with an existing Business Plan and an established relationship with a
 US for-profit company; or 2) a U.S. small business with an
 established relationship with a Ukrainian small business, academic
 institute, or university department.  For those groups who have not
 yet  developed a detailed business plan, CRDF encourages them to
 consult with business development programs in Ukraine, such as the
 Business Incubator Development (BID) Program.  Special consideration
 will be given to projects which envision production of the proposed
 technology in Ukraine.


 Proposals submitted for Travel Grants must be postmarked on or before
 August 14, 1998.  Proposals submitted for  R&D Collaborative Grants
 must be postmarked on or before November 16, 1998.  Proposals should
 be mailed to the following address:


 Small Business R&D Cooperation Program
 U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation
 1800 North Kent Street, Suite 1106
 Arlington, VA  22209

 For more information, please contact:
 David Lindeman
 Senior Program Manager
 Tel 703-526-9720
 Fax 703-526-9721
 E-mail: dlindeman@crdf.org

 Application materials can be downloaded from CRDF's web site

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

Sender:  minotpiper@webtv.net (minot piper)
Subject: from Abilene, Texas

my name is minot piper, i am 68 years old and i live in west texas in a 
city named abilene.  i have a great interest in all things about russian 
aviation.i am a retired usaf sgt and i still work on the old fabric 
aircraft.two of your aircraft that interest me are the an2 and the yak18.  
i am also a pilot , but the worlds worst navigator .  i would like to 
correspond with some one that shares the same interest.  maybe someday my 
wife and i may have a chance to visit your country.  my wifes father was 
born in russia in 1903 and i'm sure she would like to see his birthplace.  
thank you minot piper

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

Sender:  DDeych@aol.com
Subject: I'm looking for somebody

Two years ago I arrived  in USA. USA is the beautiful country but I miss
for my motherland and hope to find something what can help me.
I found the Internet.
I bought the PC and look forward to it could join me with somebody who
would be interested speak with me and help me in my nostalge. And probably
I could be useful for something.
My English is bad yet but I canıt to write  a Cyrillic  font.
Iım 39 years old man. Iım working hard. But in my and you spare time we
would speak about something by sending e-mail.
                        Sincerely,  Dmitriy.

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

Sender:  dpj@webtv.net (Dale Johnson)
Subject: Howdy

I live in Dallas, Texas.  I travelled to Mockba and St.  Petersburg in 1990 
and 1992.  I would welcome any question regarding this city, the state of 
Texas, the Southwest, or the US.

Sincerely,  Dale  Patrick Johnson

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

Sender:  Dave Post (dpost@gte.net)
Subject: Need Russian Domestic Help

My wife and I have just adopted a 1 year old boy from Saratov, Russia.  We 
are looking for a russian nanny, au pair, or a russian already living in 
the Dallas/Fort Worth.  We want to raise him bilingual and I don't speak 
russian well enough to teach him correctly.  The au pair programs in the 
USA are very expensive and I looking for alternatives.  Can you help me?

Dave Post

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

Sender:  Herbert Francl (francl@grn.es)
Subject: Russian Books

Do you have any suggestions how I can contact people interested in Russian 
Language Books on History (scientific level)?

H. Francl, Banyoles

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

Sender:  ken@saoi.com
Subject: Ireland-Russian links

Dear sir, I am a Website developer in Ireland and I am designing a Website 
for a client who is trying to establish trade links in Russia and former 
Soviet Union countries.  I wonder if you could help me with a couple of 
things, Could you tell me if there are any Internet business directories 
and/or search engines that cover this region or recommend any bodies that 
can assist in establishing such trading links.  My client manufacturers 
watches and is looking for distributors.  Also would you know how I can get 
the Russian (or for example Latvian) character sets in a Windows PC.  Many 
thanks in advance Ken Saoi Solutions.

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

Sender:  Mike Crosson (mcrosson@changetheworld.com)
Subject: Russian Resources or People in Connecticut USA?

Privyet, all!

I am interested in finding help learning the Russian language, and 
currently live in Greenwich, CT.  Ideally, if anyone knows of a tutor that 
could help with private lessons, or classes anywhere in the area...  or 
perhaps a student, au pair, whoever!  I would be happy to pay or provide 
training in English in exchange.

I also would like email friends who are looking to learn English and can 
provide me some basic Russian help online.  I have good computer access, 
with an email program with keyboard templates and fonts in a variety of 
languages (including Russian, of course), in case this is helpful to 
anyone...  I will be happy to FTP these items to anyone that would find it 

Thanks for any assistance! Dosvedanya!

Mike Crosson

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

Sender:  Daler Olimov (daler016@p133.khj.td.silk.org)
Subject: I'm Daler

My name is Daler. I'm 18. I'm from Tajikistan.
I've just got an E-mail address and would be happy to talk with
somebody (Girls would be given a special attention).
 Hope to hear from you.

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

Sender:  "difalco" (annedifalco@email.msn.com)
Subject: wanting to chat

i was born (17 March 29) and raised USA, am willing to chit chat with 
those, young and old, of the former USSR nations

please post wherever those folks are apt to see this


bob di falco                   delta3366@hotmail.com

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

Sender:  "G–ran" (gj.askim@ebox.tninet.se)
Subject: population

hello there

I´m looking for population figures of the towns and cities of the republic.  
Can you help me ???

Göran Johansson

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

Sender:  Marco Ziegler (Marco.Ziegler@unifr.ch)
Subject: URL inclusion

Dear Sir,

Please consider our WEB-pages 'Sprachreisen Russland' 
http://sgich1.unifr.ch/src.html (in english, german, french, italian) for 
inclusion into the friends pages.  We have been collaborating with Moscow 
State University in providing high quality language courses since 1993.  
More than 200 students are attending the classes in Moscow per year, 
currently about 40 from Switzerland, where we are based.  We also organise 
travel and visa throughout Russia.  On our pages, you may also find a 
number of interesting topics for the traveller and student.

Thank you very much for your consideration

Marco Ziegler

Sprachreisen Russland
Postfach 854
CH-1700 Fribourg
email:  Ziegler.Partner@pobox.com

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

Sender:  Rostyslav (poctuk@top.net)
Subject: USA-CIS

Dear Sir or Madam,

Should you or your clients need an envelope, parcel, package, or a 
container load of private or commercial cargo to be delivered from the 
United States or Canada door-to-door anywhere in Western CIS countries 
(former Soviet Union), K.I.T.  Corporation is here to help you out.

More information can be found on our web site: http://www.top.net/poctuk

I will be glad to answer any question you might have regarding this 

Translation into Ukrainian is also available http://www.top.net/poctuk

Best regards

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

Sender:  vict@iname.com
Subject: PeReStRoIkA

hi, could you please add my site Name: PeReStRoIkA URL:
http://www.wwa.com/~kathy in return i put your link on my site (found under
RUSWEB) the site is available in both English and Russian, and is perhaps
best classified as general entertaintment.  also available custom
scripting, a chat, a ray trace image gallery, cyrillic fonts with
interractive instruction pages (under FONTS) i would be happy to share the
scripts with you.  thank you \/;

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