Digest for August 27, 1998

                          Table of Contents


01-27 August 98  Sender:  lmino@home.com.bmino@pacificcoast.net (or)
                 Subject: from Lisa Mino

02-27 August 98  Sender:  skipperbuzzy@earthlink.net
                 Subject: from Jeff Henderson

03-27 August 98  Sender:  nbrito@skydome.net
                 Subject: from Nei Brito

04-27 August 98  Sender:  skosborne@intranet.ca
                 Subject: from Sonja

05-27 August 98  Sender:  sophia7k@hotmail.com
                 Subject: from SOPHIA

06-27 August 98  Sender:  elansen@cyberstreet.com
                 Subject: from Elaine Hansen

07-27 August 98  Sender:  sp@mail.nevalink.ru
                 Subject: from ProBa (c) Language Centre


01-27 August 98  Sender:  Ronn Silverstein (silversr@fiu.edu)
                 Subject: expatriates in Russia

02-27 August 98  Sender:  "NANCY POPSON" (POPSONNA@WWIC.SI.EDU)
                 Subject: research opportunities

03-27 August 98  Sender:  Sherman Yehl (syehl@ci.west-university-place.tx.us)
                 Subject: English-Russian Chemistry

04-27 August 98  Sender:  "Paul Richardson" (paul@rispubs.com)
                 Subject: RusLife Online is back!

05-27 August 98  Sender:  ween@mail.com
                 Subject: russian programmers look for partner

06-27 August 98  Sender:  "Lindeman, David" (dlindeman@crdf.org)
                 Subject: Travel Grants for Georgian Scientists

07-27 August 98  Sender:  kgrill@aaas.org (KGRILL)
                 Subject: SCIENTIST: International Fellowships for Women

08-27 August 98  Sender:  kgrill@aaas.org (KGRILL)
                 Subject: SCIENTIST: Short-term Scientist Exchange Program

09-27 August 98  Sender:  DameJudith@aol.com
                 Subject: HELP!

10-27 August 98  Sender:  vsd@infopro.spb.su
                 Subject: Russian pop-artists WWW site

11-27 August 98  Sender:  "Russian-American Chamber of Comm.(Washington, DC)"
                 Subject: Russian Economic & Business Atlas

12-27 August 98  Sender:  YANKI PURSUN (puersuen@stud.uni-frankfurt.de)
                 Subject: UKRNAFTA

13-27 August 98  Sender:  selcuk ozupek (zpekx@ibm.net)
                 Subject: hello from Turkey

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


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

Sender:  lmino@home.com.bmino@pacificcoast.net (or)
Subject: from Lisa Mino

Hello from Canada!!!  I am 19 years old and Iam looking to talk to sombody
in Russia or any where in the world.  Please write to me, I would really
like to hear from you.  I hope to teach english overseas soon.

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

Sender:  skipperbuzzy@earthlink.net
Subject: from Jeff Henderson

I am involved in international trade and I am looking for food importers in
Russia or the NIS countries.  I would like to open communications with you.
Thank you.  Take care.


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Sender:  nbrito@skydome.net
Subject: from Nei Brito

Privet iz Rio de Janeiro, Brazilii !

  Quite hard language ;-) ,but I have been studying it for about 3 years.
   Wonderful people, culture, language, country, and even food !

  Spocibo van bolshoi and congratulations for the home-page.

     Da svidania,

     Nei - male, 43, Univ. Prof. Pharmacy Facult.
     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sender:  skosborne@intranet.ca
Subject: from Sonja

Hi..I am looking to establish correspondance with someone who resides in
Rostov on the Don.  Preferably over 35 years of age.  I am obviously a
Canadian with a Russian heritage.

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Sender:  sophia7k@hotmail.com
Subject: from SOPHIA


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Sender:  elansen@cyberstreet.com
Subject: from Elaine Hansen

Hello.  I am a 54 year old retired law enforcement officer from Florida,
USA. I would enjoy corresponding with people from other countries,
including Russia, to make new friends and exchange thoughts and ideas.

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Sender:  sp@mail.nevalink.ru
Subject: from ProBa (c) Language Centre

Take your free week in St.Petersburg !  This fall ProBa (c) Centre proposes
new very interesting prices for Mini-Group courses.

If you enroll in course, which start Oct.05, Oct.12, Oct.19, or Oct.26,
        you receive UP TO 15% of DISCOUNT.

Please, compare:

2 weeks Mini-Group course - discount 5% of course fee
3 weeks Mini-Group course - discount 10% of course fee
4 weeks and more Mini-Group course - discount 15% of course fee

To get your discount, you have to enroll in a October course before August 31.
(But no any prealable payment needed)
Do it just now !

To get an additional information:


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

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Sender:  Ronn Silverstein (silversr@fiu.edu)
Subject: expatriates in Russia

Hello. I am anxious to get some web addresses of either American or
Canadian (I am both) expatriates living in Russia. Do they have a web
site? Do they have a newspaper?
I am thinking of moving to Russia myself in about 6 months and would
like to ask those who already have alot of questions.  Ronn

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

Subject: research opportunities

I would appreciate it if you could post this announcement for your readers.
Many thanks.

Nancy Popson
Senior Program Associate
The Kennan Institute




The Kennan Institute announces its Research Scholarship Program for
academic year 1999-2000

About the Kennan Institute:

        The Kennan Institute was established in 1974 as a component program of
        the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the nation's
        official memorial to the twenty-eighth president of the United
        States.  The Kennan Institute sponsored advanced research on the successor
        states to the Soviet Union through residential fellowships, research
        scholarships, regional scholarships, and short-term grants.

        Like the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Kennan Institute encourages
        Eurasian studies with its public lecture and publication programs and
        maintains contacts with scholars and similar research centers abroad.
        The Institute seeks to function as a forum where the scholarly
        community can interact with public policymakers.  The Institute's
        location in the nation's capital provides convenient access to the
        Library of Congress, the National Archives, and other educational and
        research institutions in the Washington, D.C. area.

Kennan Institute Research Scholarships (3-9 months' duration):

        Research Scholarships are available to academic participants in the
        early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers
        have been interrupted or delayed.  For non-academics, an equivalent
        degree of professional achievement is expected.  Eligibility is limited
        to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral
        candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply (the
        dissertation must be successfully defended before taking residence at
        the Institute).  Awards are limited to scholars who are U.S. citizens
        or permanent residents upon commencement of their scholarship.

        Research proposals examining topics in Eurasian studies are eligible.
        Those proposals related to regional Russia, the NIS, and contemporary
        issues are particularly welcome.  The Research Scholar grant offers a
        stipend of $3,000 per month, research facilities, computer support, and
        some research assistance.  Grant recipients are required to be in
        residence at the Institute in Washington, D.C. for the duration of
        their grant.

        One round of competitive Research Scholar selection will be held this
        year.  The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting
        materials is October 1, 1998; decisions on appointments will be made in
        late January 1999; grantees are able to commence their appointments as
        early as July 1999.  In past years, the Kennan Institute has awarded
        Research Scholarships to one in eight applicants.

        The Research Scholarship Program is supported by the Russian, Eurasian,
        and East European Research and Training Program of the U.S. Department
        of State (Title VIII).

For applications and further information, write or call the address below,
and please note where you heard about the program:

Fellowships and Grants
Kennan Institute
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20523
telephone:      202-691-4100
fax:            202-691-4001
email:  popsonna@wwic.si.edu

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Sender:  Sherman Yehl (syehl@ci.west-university-place.tx.us)
Subject: English-Russian Chemistry

We have a Russian exchnage student staying with us in the US and she is
taking a high school chemistry class.  She is having difficulty translating
chemistry terms.  Does anyone know of a volume of English-Russian chemistry

Sherman Yehl

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Sender:  "Paul Richardson" (paul@rispubs.com)
Subject: RusLife Online is back!

Attention shoppers!

Five months ago, RusLife Online was dismissed from its task as Prime
Disseminator of useful information on Russia, because it was not doing its
job -- or so they say.  A younger, reformist RusLife Online was hired on
and, well, you know the story.  RusLife was neglected and things went to

But now the good old RusLife "heavyweight" version is back.

And its new and improved and focused on 2000!  Sign up NOW to RusLife
Online and you'll get the latest from the bank lines during Russia's worst
financial crisis since 1928.  Plus great editorials, great travel tips and

To sign up (yes, it's FREE!, let's hear it for the socialist ideal!),
simply email

Subscribing to RusLife is easy. Simply compose and email message
from the email account where you want to receive RusLife. The
message should be addressed to:


In the body of the message, you should enter only the following

subscribe ruslife YOUR NAME

Come join the fun!

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ph. 802-223-4955 * fax 802-223-6105
email: paul@rispubs.com

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

Sender:  ween@mail.com
Subject: russian programmers look for partner

Hello to all and thank you in advance for any and all assistance...
My name is Andrew Loban. I am 35 years old male, living in a large
russian city Novosibirsk. I would like to find people or organizations,
interested in cooperation with group of russian programmers. Resumes and
skills data may be given. Please feel free to ask your question,
connected not only with programming, but also with any other side of our
day to day life here in Russia. I'll be looking forward to hearing from
you .  Thanks

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

Sender:  "Lindeman, David" (dlindeman@crdf.org)
Subject: Travel Grants for Georgian Scientists

Travel Grants for Georgia-U.S. Industrial R&D Collaborations

The U.S Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) announces a
new, competitive Travel Grants for Georgia-U.S. Industrial R&D
Collaborations program. With a total value of $50,000, this program will
provide Georgian scientists and engineers with short-term travel support
to the United States to meet with representatives of leading U.S.
science-related industries to discuss potential collaboration in R&D
areas of mutual interest.  CRDF hopes that these discussions will lead
to eventual  development of Georgian collaborations with US industry on
R&D projects which move research results from Georgian laboratories to
the global marketplace.  The deadline for applications to this program
is December 31, 1998.

Under this program, CRDF will make two types of awards:

1) Group Travel Grants: CRDF will arrange and pay for all travel-related
expenses,  including airfare, hotel, and per diem, for a small group of
Georgian scientists and engineers (no more than four) to meet with U.S.
companies to discuss potential market-oriented R&D collaboration. The
travel will be for up to one (1) week and the group will be accompanied
by a CRDF staff member and an interpreter. Where appropriate, CRDF will
help in identifying interested U.S. businesses and will facilitate
applicants' initial contact and scheduling with  representatives of U.S.
industry.  CRDF will make one Group Travel Grant award with the
available funding.

2)  Individual Travel Grants:  CRDF will arrange and pay for airfare,
hotel and per diem for scientists or engineers to participate in an
industry-oriented scientific meeting and/or visit a company on their own
without interpreter or CRDF accompaniment. The travel may be for up to
one (1) week, with a maximum cost of each award to be $3,600.  CRDF will
make up to six (6) Individual Travel Grant awards with the available

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants who meet the following requirements will be considered
eligible for the grant:

*       Applicants must be scientists or engineers presently employed
and residing in the Republic of Georgia.
*       The travel request must be related to participation in visits to
U.S. industries or professional meetings that have direct relevance to
the applied scientific research of the applicant.
*       Travel to attend degree programs at U.S. universities or
attendance at other academic courses is not eligible for CRDF support.
*       Applicants for Individual Travel Grants must be sufficiently
fluent in English to participate fully in their proposed meetings.

To receive an application materials, please visit CRDF's web site
(http://www.crdf.inter.net/programs/GeorgiaTGP/GeorgiaTGP.htm) to
download the application packet, or direct your request to:

David H. Lindeman
Senior Program Manager
US Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF)
1800 North Kent Street, Suite 1106
Arlington, Virginia 22209   USA
Telephone 703-526-9720
Fax 703-526-9721
E-mail: dlindeman@crdf.org

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

Sender:  kgrill@aaas.org (KGRILL)
Subject: SCIENTIST: International Fellowships for Women

                  ***AAUW EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION***


                       1999-2000 Academic Year

 Fellowship award:                $16,000 Post-Fellowship Supplemental
 Community Action Grants:         $5,000-$7,000 (Limited number)
 Application available:           Aug. 1, 1998-Nov. 15, 1998
 Application RECEIPT deadline:    Jan. 15, 1999 (Receipt deadline)
 Fellowship year:                 July 1, 1999-June 30, 2000
 Community Action Grant year:     July 1, 2000-June 30, 2001

 International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research
 in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent
 residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study is supported.
 Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's
 degree before January 15, 1999.

 Criteria for selection include outstanding academic ability,
 professional potential, and the importance of the field of study to
 changing the lives of women and girls in the country of origin.

 Six of the 45 available awards are jointly sponsored by the
 International Federation of University Women and are reserved for
 members of IFUW affiliate organizations. Recipients of these six
 awards may study in any country other than their own.

 Post-Fellowship Supplemental Community Action Grants: Applicants for
 the International Fellowships may simultaneously apply for grants to
 support community action projects to be implemented in the fellow's
 home country in the year immediately following the fellowship year.
 Community action projects must have direct impact on improving the
 lives of women and girls in the recipient's home country. Preference
 is given to projects that relate to the fellow's primary area of

 Applicants must specify whether they are seeking support for the
 one-year fellowship only, or for the fellowship in combination with
 the supplemental grant at the time of application. Up to five
 Post-Fellowship Supplemental Community Action Grants will be awarded.


 To apply for an International Fellowship, fill out a request for an
 application form on line, or call 319/337-1716 ext. 60, or write to:

 AAUW Educational Foundation
 Department 60
 2201 N. Dodge St.
 Iowa City, IA 52243-4030


 If you need more information or have any questions, call 319/337-1716
 ext. 60.

 E-mail:  foundation@mail.aauw.org
 Webpage:  http://www.aauw.org/7000/foundation.html

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

Sender:  kgrill@aaas.org (KGRILL)
Subject: SCIENTIST: Short-term Scientist Exchange Program


 The Short-Term Scientist Exchange is one of the programs of the
 Office of International Affairs (OIA) of the U.S. National Cancer
 Institute (NCI). It promotes collaborative research between
 established U.S. and foreign scientists by supporting, in part,
 exchange visits of U.S. cancer researchers to foreign laboratories,
 or foreign cancer researchers to U.S. laboratories. The visits may be
 from one week to six months in duration.


 Candidates must have a minimum of three years postdoctoral experience
 in cancer research and have an invitation from a qualified sponsor.
 Sponsors or exchangees from the U.S must be NCI-supported principal
 investigators (PI's), in either the intramural or extramural research
 programs. Foreign sponsors must be established scientists recognized
 in the international peer reviewed literature. Foreign candidates
 must be proficient in spoken and written English. Preference is given
 to applicants from not yet fully developed countries.


 In the case of U.S. extramural exchange PI's, OIA funds an APEX fare
 airline ticket through an OIA contractor. If an APEX or other reduced
 fare ticket cannot be obtained because OIA is notified too late of
 the travel dates, the responsible scientist has to absorb the cost
 between the reduced fare and the more expensive ticket. The foreign
 host institution covers the in-country expenses of the U.S. visitor.
 In the case of foreign visitors, a foreign source pays for the
 airfare, while OIA provides a subsistence allowance. The subsistence
 allowance is generally the monthly equivalent of $25,000 per year
 (split equally by OIA and the sponsor). Cost sharing of the
 subsistence allowance by the sponsoring American laboratory is
 required. If the foreign scientist comes from a country with
 non-convertible currency, a round-trip airline ticket from the U.S.
 port of entry to the city to be visited may be provided. The program
 provides health insurance coverage for the awardee only and does not
 cover pre-existing conditions.

 The program's objective is to facilitate interactions between
 American and foreign scientists, expecting that the first visit to
 the U.S. is productive enough as to generate funding for future
 visits through the regular peer review process. Second and subsequent
 visits to the U.S. will, in general, not be considered.


 Prospective candidate's visit is proposed to OIA by the director of
 his/her institution, stating that the candidate has a permanent
 position and will continue to receive full salary during the
 scientific exchange. The applicant must submit:

 1. A letter of application, including a short curriculum vitae
 listing three scientists willing to act as references, and no more
 than five relevant publications. This should include an assurance by
 the candidate to return to the home country at the end of the

 2. Letter of invitation from the prospective host.

 3. A one- to four-page description of the collaborative research work
 to be undertaken in the sponsor's laboratory, specifying what is to
 be accomplished and indicating tentative dates for the visit.

 4. Physicians whose proposed work involves incidental patient care
 need to have passed the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the
 Medical Sciences (FMGEMS).

 Foreign candidates who on peer review have been accepted into the
 program will receive a letter with which to apply for a visa at the
 American Embassy or Consulate in the country of origin. American
 awardees must fulfill the visa requirements of the host country.
 Notification of approval will be provided to all awardees within 30
 days of OIA receiving a complete application.

 Once an exchangeship has been approved and an agreement has been
 reached between the candidate and the sponsor about dates of the
 visit, the dates cannot be changed.

 Change of sponsors will, in general, not be permitted once an award
 has been made.

 For additional information contact:

 Office of International Affairs
 National Cancer Institute
 Executive Plaza North, Suite 100
 6130 Executive Boulevard MSC 7301
 Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7301 U.S.A.
 Telephone: (301) 496-4761
 FAX: (301) 496-3954

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Sender:  DameJudith@aol.com
Subject: HELP!

Hello There,
Before I give up my search for good, I thought I would ask you for help just
in case you have any to offer. Well, I am from the USA and live in Washington
State. Sometime in the mid-eighties, I started to send mail to a young father
of twin girls and a wife who was sent to Siberia for having a Bible. None of
my letters were returned nor were any of the packages I sent. Now, I was
wondering if it is possible via the Internet to see if this young man is alive
and out of prison? I know that he was sentenced for eight-years which is up by
now. I can provide you with his name and address where I wrote. Incidentally,
I found his name in our Seattle Times newspaper during the time they were
doing articles on people who were arrested and sent to Siberia for various
reasons. Okay, here is his name and address.

Janis Rozkalns
Gunta EDMUNDOVNA Rozkalns
226039 Latviiskaya  SSR
g.  RIGA
LENINA   iela 209-13A

It would be so nice to know if this young man made it out alive.
If you can steer me in the right direction I would really appreciate it. If
not, let me thank you ahead of time for reading my letter.

Have a wonderful day.


DameJudith@aol.com  (Judy)

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Sender:  vsd@infopro.spb.su
Subject: Russian pop-artists WWW site

          Name: Sergey Vasiliev
 Email-address: vsd@infopro.spb.su

 AzilLand - http://www.private.peterlink.ru/vsd/

 Unfortunately Russian pop-artists are not famous abroad.  So we tried to
 introduce some of them, such as Pugacheva, Leontiev, Kirkorov & Moiseev
 who we think to be the best ones.  We worked hard for you to enjoy
 yourselves here.  You are welcome!

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

Sender:  "Russian-American Chamber of Comm.(Washington, DC)" (rusric@erols.com)
Subject: Russian Economic & Business Atlas

New 1998 edition of the Russian Regional Economic and Business Atlas is
published by the Russian Info&Business Center, Inc. USA.  The atlas
contains over 100 strategic indicators and other information on all 89
Russian regions.

For additional and ordering information, please contacts RIBC
P.O.Box 15343
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 546-2103
Fax: (202) 546-3275

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

Sender:  YANKI PURSUN (puersuen@stud.uni-frankfurt.de)


Who knows more about the Ukrainian company UKRNAFTA?

Yanki Pursun

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Sender:  selcuk ozupek (zpekx@ibm.net)
Subject: hello from Turkey

Dear sir
I prepare a web page for a textile firm located in Istanbul, TURKEY.
Their customers are generally Russians, and the firm wants his page to
be seen
in Russian search engines and other popular pages in Russia.
Can you help me to find and contact such servers in Russia?
Thank you very much.

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