Digest for October 07, 1998

                          Table of Contents

RECENT GUESTBOOK ENTRIES . . .

01-07 October 98  Sender:  ldhesq@worldnet.att.net
                  Subject: from larry harris

02-07 October 98  Sender:  pounsett@solutions-inc.co.uk
                  Subject: from Rod Pounsett

03-07 October 98  Sender:  bonnie@positive-thinking.com
                  Subject: from Britt

04-07 October 98  Sender:  helenko@yahoo.com
                  Subject: from Helen Kochybey

05-07 October 98  Sender:  
                  Subject: 

06-07 October 98  Sender:  lyaronson@hotmail.com
                  Subject: from Lisa Aronson


RECENT EMAIL . . .

01-07 October 98  Sender:  Delbert D Phillips (dphillip@U.Arizona.EDU)
                  Subject: Arizona Russian Abroad Programs for 1999

02-07 October 98  Sender:  Alex Kurilenko (AlexKurilenko@usa.net)
                  Subject: Information Request

03-07 October 98  Sender:  DR5NYC@aol.com
                  Subject: Introductions/inquiry

04-07 October 98  Sender:  Center for Civil Society International
                           (ccsi@u.washington.edu)
                  Subject: Learn Russian in Historic Vladimir

05-07 October 98  Sender:  Marie de Faria (mdefaria@yahoo.com)
                  Subject: Hello everybody, Privet dlia vsiech

06-07 October 98  Sender:  Bob Broedel (broedel@ray.met.fsu.edu)
                  Subject: request from Krasnodar

07-07 October 98  Sender:  "Norman, Todd" (Todd.Norman@TIMET.com)
                  Subject: Living in Georgia

08-07 October 98  Sender:  srosenfeld@nesdis.noaa.gov
                  Subject: INFO-RUSS: Parcel to Moscow

09-07 October 98  Sender:  IREX Human Resources (hr@irex.org)
                  Subject: Budget Analyst Position

10-07 October 98  Sender:  Roseslib@aol.com
                  Subject: Suggestions for Travel

11-07 October 98  Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (oushakin@ssc.upenn.edu)
                  Subject: (Fwd) Research Fellowship:  Information Technology

12-07 October 98  Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (oushakin@ssc.upenn.edu)
                  Subject: Muskie/FSA Fellowships for Graduate Study in USA

13-07 October 98  Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (oushakin@ssc.upenn.edu)
                  Subject: OSI individual grant

14-07 October 98  Sender:  paco (bravo@paco.net)
                  Subject: Exchange of unused stamps

15-07 October 98  Sender:  ecoliza@rmplc.co.uk (Ecologia)
                  Subject: Companies working in Russia

16-07 October 98  Sender:  unistice@bc.sympatico.ca
                  Subject: Mikail Gorbachev's E-mail

17-07 October 98  Sender:  "Anna S. Shemonaeva" (ic243ass@ic.dcn-asu.ru)
                  Subject: I NEED YOUR HELP...

18-07 October 98  Sender:  Lesia Chernihivska (lesia@efortress.com)
                  Subject: "Tiomnaia Noch tolko puli svistiat v vozdukheh..."

19-07 October 98  Sender:  as1520a@american.edu
                  Subject: US Culture Center in Perm, Russia

20-07 October 98  Sender:  yale richmond (yalerich@erols.com)
                  Subject: INFO-RUSS: US-USSR Exchanges

21-07 October 98  Sender:  zarealye@online.ru
                  Subject: Russian postage stamps

22-07 October 98  Sender:  "John Sisk" (johnsisk@gw.total-web.net)
                  Subject: friend who moved to Irkutsk, Russia

23-07 October 98  Sender:  Bonjour520@aol.com
                  Subject: can you help me?

24-07 October 98  Sender:  iiaia@hotmail.com
                  Subject: city of Klin

25-07 October 98  Sender:  Ethel Dunn (edunn@well.com)
                  Subject: Russian books

26-07 October 98  Sender:  ruizrwm@mail.mia.bellsouth.net
                  Subject: essay on the Russian Ruble

27-07 October 98  Sender:  Joan Porter (joan@cyberlynk.com)
                  Subject: Cultural Understanding

28-07 October 98  Sender:  "erkan dundar" (edundar@hotmail.com)
                  Subject: Hello from Turkey!

29-07 October 98  Sender:  "Mark J. Friedman" (friedman@s10.math.uah.edu)
                  Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian spiritual music chorus

30-07 October 98  Sender:  "Manny Gomes" (mgomes@alaweb.com)
                  Subject: Translation

31-07 October 98  Sender:  Preetham (oops@krec.ernet.in)
                  Subject: Inofmation required for an Project!!

32-07 October 98  Sender:  "Consulate  of Russia Trabzon"
(baskonsolos@gul.net.tr)
                  Subject: kisstory

33-07 October 98  Sender:  kgrill@aaas.org (KGRILL)
                  Subject: SCIENTIST: Update:  American Cancer Society
Fellowship

34-07 October 98  Sender:  Center for Civil Society International
(ccsi@u.washington.edu)
                  Subject: Share your Legal Skills . . . Experience a New
Culture . . .
                           Make a Difference . . . . (fwd)

35-07 October 98  Sender:  "Emerging Markets Investment Center, USA"
(rusric@erols.com)
                  Subject: Re: Companies working in Russia

36-07 October 98  Sender:  nurse@med-help.com
                  Subject: http://www.med-help.com


APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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RECENT GUESTBOOK ENTRIES . . .

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

Sender:  ldhesq@worldnet.att.net
Subject: from larry harris

Privet vsem!

I am an american lawyer living in Los Angeles California.  I can speak
russian and english.  I would like any penpals from Russia or the CIS. I am
interested in current events in Russia, history, literature, culture and
folkways of Russia.  If anyone is interested, please write to me.  Thank
you.  DO VSTRECHI!!!!  Larry Harris

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

Sender:  pounsett@solutions-inc.co.uk
Subject: from Rod Pounsett

I write a weekly column for Russia Today ( http://www.russiatoday.com) I'm
always interested to hear from Russians with a view on what's happening in
their country.No off the wall government bashing please-only intelligent
views which will add to the West's comprehension.



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

Sender:  bonnie@positive-thinking.com
Subject: from Britt

Hello!  I`m a Swedish female.  Single, without childrens.  I`m an
university student.  I'm interested to find penfriends/e-mailfriends from
the former Soviet countries.  I`m especially interested to get friends from
Kazakstan and the other central Asian countries, but also from Russia and
Ukraina.  I seek friends in all ages.  Some of my interests are: Working
for rights for handicaped, people, writing science fiction, crafts and art,
literature, astronomy, New Age, meditation, photography and many other
things.  I`m interested to know how peoples in the former Soviet who have
psychic handicaps live, how the rights for handicaped peoples are in your
countries.  Maybe we can inspiree and help each other.  I`m working a lot
for rights for handicaped people in my home-country.  maybe I'm also open
to build up a serious relation with a man.  I'm also interested to know
more about New Age courses, organizations and so on in former Soviet
countries.  I`m studying to be a mental trainer and hypnotiser and also
want to came in touch with people with the same profession.  Hoping to hear
from you!!!

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

Sender:  helenko@yahoo.com
Subject: from Helen Kochybey

Hello, everybody!  I'm 20 some crazy (don't be afraid!)  Russian girl.  I
gave a massage in this Guest Book yet.  It was half year ago.  I thought
that I know English very bad.  Now because of helping of my new penpals I
know English better.  Write me.  I like to write and got letters.


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

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

Sender:  lyaronson@hotmail.com
Subject: from Lisa Aronson

Hey, what's up?!

I am from a small town in Canada, and I am interested in talking to people
all over the world.  My family is of Swedish origin.



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E-MAIL POSTINGS . . .

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

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

Sender:  Delbert D Phillips (dphillip@U.Arizona.EDU)
Subject: Arizona Russian Abroad Programs for 1999

GO ARA IN '99!  E-MAIL US YOUR SNAIL MAIL ADDRESS AND YOU WILL RECEIVE AN
APPLICATION!

REQUEST OUR PROMOTIONAL VIDEO AND WE WILL SEND YOU THAT AS WELL FIND OUT
WHAT ARA IS ALL ABOUT!!

*     *     *

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA RUSSIA PROGRAMS FOR 1999

LANGUAGE PROGRAMS IN ST. PETERSBURG AND MOSCOW

BUSINESS INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS IN MOSCOW

The UA Russian Abroad study-abroad program offerings are an outreach effort
of the Department of Russian and Slavic Languages, acknowledged as one of
the premiere Russian language training programs in the USA. Directed by
Professor Del Phillips, Russian Language Coordinator at the UA and veteran
of over 28 years of experience leading student groups to Russia, these
programs have provided an opportunity for over 2000 students from many
institutions both here and abroad to further their knowledge of the Russian
language and culture on site in Russia at a time of particular interest and
extreme historical importance.

The UA Russian Abroad Business Internship programs in Moscow allow students
to study Russian for the purpose of business communication and to utilize
this knowledge directly on the job by interning in one of the many
companies which receive our interns.  UA Russian Abroad language programs
serve students on all levels.  The specially planned curriculum offers
intensive small group instruction as well as individual tutorials in the
areas of Russian grammar, composition, conversation, phonetics and
intonation, newspaper reading and literature.

All programs include:
*Round trip air fare from New York (or Newark)
*Two meals daily
*Services of UA Resident director on site
*Intensive language instruction
*Russian visa, registration fees, and departure taxes
*Internship placement for interns
*Pre and post diagnostic testing
*All instructional materials
*Dormitory or homestay
*Theater performances (weekly)
*Monthly transportation pass
*Local excursions (weekly)
*15 units of  UA credit for semester programs
* 6 units of UA credit for each summer term


Option  #1
Spring Language Program or Business Internship
Program in Moscow
Dates:  January 15-April 10, 1999 (optional post travel
option departs  April 17) Cost from New York (86-day
program, including air fare, lodging, internship
placement, 2 meals per day,  and 15 semester units of
UA credit!):  $5999 (price subject to change).

Option #2
Summer Language Program, Session One in St.
Petersburg at the Russian Language Center of St.
Petersburg State University.
Dates:  May 29-July 5, 1999. Cost from New York (38-
day program, including air fare, lodging, 2 meals per
day and 6 units of UA semester credit!): $3299.  (price
subject to change)

Option #3
Summer Language Program, Session Two in Moscow.
Dates:  July 4-August 4, 1999 (optional post travel
option departs August 11). Cost from New York
(including air fare, lodging, 2 meals per day  and 6 units
of UA semester credit!): $3599 (price subject to
change).

Option #4
Summer Language Session One in St. Petersburg plus
Summer Session Two in Moscow.
Dates: May 29-August 4, 1998 (optional post travel
option departs August 11). Cost all inclusive from New
York (68-day program, including air fare, lodging, 2
meals per day and 12 units of UA semester credit!):
$4900 (price subject to change).

Option #5
Summer Business Internship Program in Moscow
Dates:  May 29 - August 4, 1998 (optional post travel
departs August 11)
Cost from New York (68-day program, including air
fare, lodging, 2 meals per day, internship placement,
and 12 units of UA credit!): $5000 (price subject to
change).

Option #6
Fall Language Program or Business Internship
Program in Moscow
Dates:  September 18 - December 12 (optional post
travel departs December 19).
Cost all inclusive from New York  (including air fare,
lodging, 2 meals per day, internship placement,  and 15
units of semester credit from UA!):  $6049 (price
subject to change).

Option #7
Academic Year in Russia.  Fall Language or
Internship Program plus Spring Language or
Internship program in Moscow.
Dates:  September 18, 1999-April 8, 2000 (optional
post travel departs April 15).
Cost all inclusive from New York (includes, lodging, 2
meals per day, internship placement,  and 30 units of
semester credit from UA!):  $10,399 (does not include
air fare nor period of time between semesters).  (Price
is subject to change).


For Additional Information and applications, please
contact:
Professor Del Phillips
University of Arizona, Department of Russian, Mod Lang 340
Tucson, AZ 85721
Telephone 520-621-7341
e-mail:  dphillip@u.arizona.edu

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

Sender:  Alex Kurilenko (AlexKurilenko@usa.net)
Subject: Information Request

Greetings.

Would you be so kind to reply whether your organization
is considering helping International students from Russia
to enter graduate programs in American Universities.

My deepest desire is to study International Policy/Diplomacy
or other programs of the same kind.

Please send me any information available or contacts I could
refer to for additions information.

Thank you for your kindness and cooperation.

Best regards,

Alex Kurilenko

P.S. My mailing address:

Alex Kurilenko
Sakhalinskaya Street 15, kv.37
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City,
Sakhalin State, 693010
Russia

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

Sender:  DR5NYC@aol.com
Subject: Introductions/inquiry

Dear sirs and madams;

My name is Daniel Rosen and I am a law student at Benjamin Cardozo School
of law (at yeshiva univeristy) in New York.  I am currently doing research
for the Post-Soviet Media Law Newsletter in conjunction with Oxford and
Moscow State university.  I have been looking for information for a
professor and have had little luck.  I was hoping that you might be able to
help me.

I need to find out why western broadcasters are drawn to using Russian
satellites for their broadcasting needs.  The professor has asked me to
acquire copies of Russian Communication and broadcasting laws, price lists
for broadcasting on Russian satellite transponders, maintenance records for
these satellites etc.

I am new to this field and this info.  has thus far been hard to find.  Do
you have any suggestions???  I am getting desperate, so any help is much
appreciated.  Thank you in advance.

Best regards,
Daniel Rosen

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

Sender:  Center for Civil Society International (ccsi@u.washington.edu)
Subject: Learn Russian in Historic Vladimir

LEARN RUSSIAN IN THE HISTORICAL GOLDEN RING CITY OF VLADIMIR

Vladimir is a 1,000 year old picturesque city of almost 400,000 people who
speak Russian every day--even the kids.  In short, it is the perfect place
to immerse yourself in the Russian language.

The city is located on a well traveled highway a little over 120 miles
northeast of Moscow.  You will be met at the airport and taken through
villages and small towns to this former capital of ancient Rus.  You will
receive room and board with a Russian family (two meals a day) and
intensive small group lessons (no more than 6 students) for at least 3
hours a day (4 Russian "academic hours"), 5 days a week.   These lessons
will frequently be "on site" in an open air market, on the trolley bus, and
elsewhere in the community.  The classroom lessons will be in the
comfortable, well equipped American Home--through which you will be able to
meet a variety of Russians your own age.

For more information on the American Home see our website:

                www.serendipity-russia.com.

DATES:  Tentatively May 22-July 10, 1999 (eight full weeks)

COST:  Approximately $3,000 (including round trip airfare from Chicago,
room and two meals a day (breakfast and dinner), at least 15 hours a week
of Russian lessons from very well trained native speaking teachers, local
excursions)

SIGNUP DEADLINE:  March 15, 1999 ($500 deposit due at sign up, balance due
by April 15, 1999)

For more information, contact:

Dr. Ronald Pope, President
Serendipity:  Russian Consulting & Development, Ltd.
1403 Kingsridge Dr.
Normal, IL 61761
PHONE:  (309) 454-2364 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
FAX:  (309) 452-6332
E-MAIL:  73123.3543@compuserve.com



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

Sender:  Marie de Faria (mdefaria@yahoo.com)
Subject: Hello everybody, Privet dlia vsiech


My name is Marie and I am 24 years old, I have russian origins and I
am living in Switzerland. Now I am just studying law at university. I
went severall times to Russia and spend there a lot of times. I am
searching now for pen pals with russian people, especially poeple from
Moscow.

If everything goes like I want I will go to Russia to work there but
now nothing is decided. But I really love Russia and would like to
live there.

If anybody is interrested in having some correspondance with me I
would be happy.
I am answering to everybody.
                                    Marie

My e-mail is mdefaria@yahoo.com


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

Sender:  Bob Broedel (broedel@ray.met.fsu.edu)
Subject: request from Krasnodar

If anyone knows the answer to this question, please respond directly
to Maria Novichiknina in Krasnodar (Russia) at: n_maria@usa.net

Sincerely, Bob Broedel, Tallahassee

================================================================
)From   : "Maria" ( n_maria@usa.net)
)To     : "Bob Broedel" ( bro@huey.met.fsu.edu)
)Subject: from Maria in Krasnodar
)Date   : Mon, 5 Oct 1998 19:13:35 +0400
)
)Dear Bob,
)
)Do you know anything about the permission of American Government to
)allow Russian specialist to come to work in America, Canada, Europe
)to work officialy?  I've heard over radio but the information was
)very short?  Who can go?  What specialists?  How long can they work
)and so on. I hope you are doing fine.
)
)Sincerely, Maria.
)

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

Sender:  "Norman, Todd" (Todd.Norman@TIMET.com)
Subject: Living in Georgia


My Wife and I are relocating to Tbilisi within the next several months.  Her
employer is transferring us for an 18 -24 month assignment.

As part of our preparations for the move, I am exploring potential
opportunities for myself in the region.   I am currently working as a Senior
Engineer-specializing in health and safety, in the United States.  I am
interested in any contacts/employers or potential opportunities that any
"Friends" might know of in Georgia.

Also, we have never been to Georgia and are interested in learning more
about life in Tbilisi.

We would appreciate any and all feedback.  Thank You.
Todd Norman
(702)566-4407
todd.norman@timet.com

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

Sender:  srosenfeld@nesdis.noaa.gov
Subject: INFO-RUSS: Parcel to Moscow


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Dear friends:
I have an urgent need to send a parcel with clothing to my relatives in Moscow.
After the recent finance collapse, my relatives, dotsenty s kandidatami, do
not
have money to buy shoes for their children despite a rapidly approaching
winter.
What is the quickest (and cheapest) way to do that? I've heard that some
churches are organizing such an humanitarian activity. Have anybody heard
about
such an option? If yes, please, give me imena, adresa, yavki ASAP. If no, that
what would be the best way to go?. The parcel is expected to be pretty big. If
sent through an ordinary mail it will definetly cost much more than its
content.

Thank you.

S.Rosenfeld,
Silver Spring, MD
srosenfeld@nesdis.noaa.gov

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

Sender:  IREX Human Resources (hr@irex.org)
Subject: Budget Analyst Position


INTERNATIONAL

Budget Analyst

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) seeks a Budget Analyst
to provide financial support and coordination for US-New Independent States
(NIS) training and partnerships programs.  The position is available
immediately.  As part of the Partnerships & Training Division, the Budget
Analyst will be responsible for the following activities:

* Review and track all financial aspects of the division's current
partnerships and training programs and any new programs launched. This
includes monitoring of all financial transactions, preparing and tracking
wire transfers as well as overseeing the distribution of financial
statements, including US Government and internal reports;

* Review and track all financial aspects of the closeout of major
USAID-funded partnerships program;

* Work with program and development staff on the financial aspects of any
new
bids undertaken, including the creation of new budgets and financial
estimates;

* Since the division's principal project activities take place in the NIS,
the Budget Analyst will work very closely with overseas US and foreign
national staff. A high level of cross-cultural understanding, communication
skills, and cooperativeness is essential in this position;

* Work closely with the Finance Department's responsible staff to ensure the
division's adherence to organizational financial policies and procedures;
and

* Work closely with program staff to ensure that program and financial
activities are closely coordinated, effective, and appropriate.

The successful candidate should be well versed in all aspects of budgetary
management and financial tracking and reporting, including US government
regulations and requirements. Experience tracking and monitoring multiple
subgrants, processing wire requests, and creating new budgets to reflect new
programs or changing needs of existing programs is also desirable. BS in
Finance/Accounting or equivalent work experience (minimum four years) is a
must, as is experience working in Excel, Word, e-mail, and preferably
Solomon
IV.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history (this element
is required) by Friday, October 16, by fax or email to:

IREX/HR, PTD/BA
email: hr@irex.org
fax: (202) 628-8189
No phone calls, please.
E.O.E.

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

Sender:  Roseslib@aol.com
Subject: Suggestions for Travel

Dear Friends,

I am interested in traveling to Russia in the Summer, so I am looking for
information on travel.  I plan to visit Volsky which is very near Volgograd on
the Southern part of the Volga River.  So far I have not been able to locate
any information on travel, as far as where to travel, what to see, how to go
about getting an "invitation" which apparently is needed in order to get into
Russia.  I have begun learning the Russian alphabet and have done some self
study in order to learn as much Russian as I can.  Do you know of any way I
can contact someone or a place of study to learn Russian in my Area:  (San
Bernardino County).  Also, I have purchased a book, entitled Russia-A History,
which I am enjoying very much, making it the most I have ever learned about
Russian history.

My husband and I had an exchange student from a University in Volsky and
really enjoyed the experience.  I also had the opportunity to get to know and
make friends with a few others from his group and we are trying to keep in
touch.  Unfortunately, the mail system in Russia has gone from bad to worse,
which is why I am counting on the "Friends and Partners" to learn more about
Russia and with this resource, plan the best trip I can to Russia with regards
to time, money, and logistics.

Please let me know how I can find out more about getting an invitation and
about how far in advance I need to start planning my trip in regards to
booking a flight, getting an invitation, passport, etc.  If I go with my
husband, we'll probably want to stay in a hotel.  If I go alone, I can stay
with a friend who lives in Russia.

Thanks for your time/

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

Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (oushakin@ssc.upenn.edu)
Subject: (Fwd) Research Fellowship:  Information Technology




        ***Regional Scholars Exchange Program for 1999-2000***

            Funding Opportunity for Scholars from the NIS


 ACTR/ACCELS, in conjunction with the United States Information
 Service, announces the opening of its competition for the Regional
 Scholars Exchange Program (RSEP), for the academic year 1999-2000.
 This USIA-funded program will provide fellowships for 117 scholars
 from the NIS, who are seeking to pursue 4- and 6-month research
 projects at universities and research institutions throughout the
 United States. The RSEP program is being managed by ACTR in
 conjunction with the Kennan Institute and NCEEER
 (the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research).

 97 of the 117 Fellows who are chosen will be placed at universities
 across the country, for four-month terms.  These placements will be
 designated by ACTR, and will be selected on the basis of
 compatibility between the host institution's strengths and the
 individual Fellow's research goals.  Each RSEP Fellow will also be
 paired with a local mentor - a faculty member or researcher whose
 work is closely related to the visitor's own research agenda, and who
 will be expected to work closely with their guest while he or she is
 on campus.

 An additional 20 Fellows will be granted six-month terms at the
 Kennan Institute in Washington, DC. These 20 Kennan Fellows must be
 in residency at the Kennan Institute in Washington, DC,.  Kennan RSEP
 Fellows will not be provided with individual mentors, but will be
 expected to participate in the larger community of Kennan scholars.
 Applicants may designate Kennan as their host institution of choice
 on their application forms; however, ACTR and the Kennan Institute
 reserve the right to assign final placements.

 All participants in the RSEP program will be encouraged to take part
 in professional activities, including conferences and colloquia, and
 to give presentations on topics of personal and professional
 interest, as such opportunities arise.


 *REQUIREMENT*

 Please note: all Fellows are required to return to their home country
 for a two-year term of residency immediately following completion of
 their RSEP appointment; no exceptions will be allowed.

 Activities available to RSEP alumni include a Listserv group for
 discussion of issues related to the Fellows' professional
 development; an alumni journal (print and on-line) for the
 publication of research and alumni works; and a variety of local and
 NIS-wide conferences and symposia.


 *ELIGIBILITY*

 The Regional Scholars program is open to scholars from the republics
 of the NIS, who either possess or are working towards their country's
 equivalent of the kandidatskaya degree.  Successful applicants must
 be between the ages of 25 and 55, and must be able to demonstrate
 both a need to pursue their research in the U.S., and thorough
 proficiency in the English language.


 *DISCIPLINES*

 Projects eligible for funding under this program are limited to the
 following disciplines:

 American Studies, Business Administration, City Planning and Urban
 Studies, Civic Education, Conflict Resolution, Criminal Justice,
 Demography, Economics, Education, Ethics and Philosophy, Foreign
 Policy and International Relations, Government, History, Industrial
 Labor Relations, *Information Technology*, Journalism, Law, Library
 Science, Management and Marketing, Political Science, Public
 Administration, Social Work, Sociology, and Women's Studies


 *CONTACT INFORMATION*

 Further information is available in the RSEP Application packet,
 which can be requested by contacting ACTR.  Within the U.S., please
 address all requests for information or materials to:

 James Reische
 RSEP Program Manager
 ACTR/ACCELS
 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036

 Tel: (202) 833-7522
 Email: reische@actr.org

 Information and materials can also be obtained from Regional
 ACTR/ACCELS offices in each country of the NIS.  Contact information
 for these offices is available from ACTR's web site, ( www.actr.org),
 or can be requested by e-mail from RSEP Program Manager James
 Reische, ( reische@actr.org).

Serguei A. Oushakine

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Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (oushakin@ssc.upenn.edu)
Subject: Muskie/FSA Fellowships for Graduate Study in USA

The 1999 Edmund S. Muskie/Freedom Support Act (FSA)
Graduate Fellowship Program
Opportunities for Graduate Study in the USA

The Government of the United States is pleased to announce
the Edmund S. Muskie/Freedom Support Act (FSA) Graduate
Fellowship Program.  The Muskie/FSA Graduate Program
provides awards to citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Estonia, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania,
Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine, and Uzbekistan to study at the graduate level in the
United States for one to two years. The program is funded
and supervised by the United States Information Agency.
Recruitment for the 1999 Muskie/FSA Program will be
conducted by the American Council of Teachers of Russian/
American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language
Study (ACTR/ACCELS) and the Open Society Institute (OSI).
These fellowships offer the opportunity to pursue graduate
study and the possibility of a professional internship in the
following fields:

* Business Administration
* Economics
* Education Administration and Teacher Training
* Environmental Management
* International Affairs
* Journalism and Mass Communications
* Law and Law Pedagogy
* Library and Information Science
* Public Administration
* Public Health
* Public Policy

The fellowships will provide financial assistance to individuals
selected from a competitive pool of applicants from the countries
listed above who lack sufficient funds to enroll in graduate level
programs at U.S. institutions.  Fellows will be enrolled in a U.S.
institution by  the selection committees and administering
organizations and may not select their host institution.
During their term of study, fellows must meet the academic
standards and requirements of their U.S. host institutions.
Fellows may have the opportunity to seek an eight- to twelve-
week summer internship for practical training in their field
of specialization.  Both degree and non-degree fellowship
programs are available

Under the terms of the fellowship and the laws governing the
visa required for participation in the program, fellows must
return to their home country immediately upon completion
of the program for a period of at least two years. Fellows
may not continue for Ph.D. or other studies and are not
eligible for extended practical training or employment
in the United States.

Competition for the Edmund S. Muskie/Freedom Support Act
Graduate Fellowship program is merit-based and open to any
individual who meets the specific criteria.   Candidates may
apply only in one field of study. Additionally, applicants must:

-- lack sources of funding to study at a U.S. institution.
-- be under the age of forty [40] at the time of application.
-- hold an undergraduate degree [four- or five-year program] with
   good academic standing by June 1999.
-- be proficient in written and spoken English at the time of
   application.
-- be able to demonstrate professional aptitude and leadership
   potential in their field of specialization.
-- be able to begin study in the United States in summer 1999.

Participation in the Edmund S. Muskie and the Freedom
Support Act Graduate Fellowship Programs is contingent
upon the ability to receive and maintain a U.S. J-1 visa.

The following individuals are not eligible to apply:
-- spouses of U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the
   United States, or spouses of citizens of countries other than
   the 15 participating countries.
-- individuals currently participating in academic, training
   or research programs outside the 15 participating countries.
-- individuals currently residing or working outside the 15
   participating countries.
-- individuals who have participated in a program sponsored
   or funded by the U.S. government (USIA/USIS or other U.S.
   government agency) since October 1996 for a period of more
   than six weeks.
-- individuals who have applied for an immigrant visa to any
   country or who have requested political asylum in any country.
   This includes individuals who hold or have applied for a U.S.
   
   "green card," or who have applied to the U.S. Diversity
   Immigrant Visa  Lottery.

The complete list of eligibility requirements and selection criteria
is included in the application. Applications must be in English
and must be returned to one of the representational offices or
Educational Information Centers listed in the application by
October 30, 1998 (November 13, 1998, in Central Asia). Late
or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Selection will be made on the basis of academic excellence,
knowledge of English, professional aptitude, and leadership
potential in the field of specialization.  Teams of U.S. specialists
will review completed applications and prepare a list of semi-
finalists to be tested and interviewed as part of the selection
process. All semi-finalists will be required to take the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Semi-finalists may
also be required to take other examinations depending on the
program for which they are applying.  The cost of all tests for
semi-finalists will be covered by the Muskie or FSA Graduate
Fellowship Program.

Informational presentations will be held at the American Center
in the Library of Foreign Literature (ul. Nikolo-Yamskaya,
dom 1) on September 17 and 25 at 6:30 p.m. to provide
more complete information on the program to qualified
candidates.  Other lectures will be scheduled as the application
deadline nears.   Program staff encourage anyone interested
in applying to this program to come to one of the lectures.

In addition to the American Center, applications are available
at the addresses listed below. Copies may also be obtained in
electronic form, for downloading and printing only.

ACTR/ACCELS
Leninsky pr. 2, room 504 (metro Oktyabrskaya, ring line)
tel.:  230-45-88
e-mail:  actrmuskie@glasnet.ru
William Gormley

Open Society Institute
ul. Miklukho-Maklaya, 16/10, str. 70 (metro Yugo-Zapadnaya)
tel.:  956-21-55
e-mail:  pozdn@osi.ru
Natalia Pozdnyakova

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Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (oushakin@ssc.upenn.edu)
Subject: OSI individual grant





The Open Society Institute (OSI) is a private operating and
grantmaking foundation established by philanthropist George Soros as
part of his efforts to foster the development of open society around the
world. Broadly speaking, an open society is characterized by a
reliance on the rule of law, the existence of a democratically elected
government, a diverse and vigorous civil society, and respect for
minorities and minority opinions. The Open Society Institute is part of
the Soros foundations network, a group of autonomous foundations
and other organizations operating in more than 31 countries worldwide.

The Individual Project Fellowships Program supports individuals both
in the United States and abroad whose work furthers the development
of open society. Applications must be received by November 16, 1998.

Outstanding projects which fall outside the specific areas listed above
or incorporate several of them may also be considered for funding.


OSI Individual Project Fellowships are awarded twice yearly, for a
term of up to 18 months. Up to 50 fellowships are awarded annually.
Award amounts range from $15,000 to $100,000. Fellows also benefit
from the collective knowledge and resources of the Soros foundations
network and will be invited to share their ideas at various
OSIñsponsored events during the term of their fellowship. At the
conclusion of their term, fellows will be assisted in the further
promotion of their work.


Applications are evaluated by a selection committee based on:



the uniqueness of the proposed project
the significance of the contribution the project will make to its
  field
the qualifications of the applicant relative to project goals and
implementation requirements
the soundness of the implementation plan
the quality of the overall application


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the competitive nature of the program, only
small percentage of applications received can be selected for
funding.


Individual Project Fellowships will not be Awarded to Support:


organizations
dissertations
capital facilities (e.g., rent for office space)
purchase of office equipment
conferences/conference attendance
religious activities
lobbying efforts
debt repayment
documentary film projects
applicants and/or projects with access to substantial outside
funding

APPLICATION FORM: this form must be the first page of the
package, and must be typed.


LETTER OF INQUIRY: an original letter of inquiry, 600-800
words long. The letter should begin with a one-sentence
description of the proposed initiative, describing the basic issue
to be addressed and the plan for addressing that issue. The
letter of inquiry should briefly outline project objectives,
relationship to other work being done in the field, operational
procedures, proposed time schedules, and financial resources
available and requested.


RESUME OR CV: a resume or CV is required from the
primary contact as well as any collaborators that may be
involved in the project. If you are submitting an application for
a project which involves more than one person, please identify
the primary contact on the application form.
POST CARD (optional): A postcard is provided in this
application packet. Only applications which include a
self-addressed, stamped postcard will receive acknowledgment
of receipt.


Each page of the application package must be in the following format:


In English only


Application form first, followed by letter of inquiry and resume
or CV
Typed, in 12-point type with one-inch margins, single-sided
Page numbers and full name of applicant must appear in the
upper-right-hand corner of every page included in the
submission, except the application form.
No staples, binding, or foldersóuse paper clips only

PLEASE NOTE: Applications which do not adhere to this format will
be automatically disqualified.

Applications must be received by November 16, 1998 and must be sent
by post; applications sent via e-mail or fax will not be considered.

Send applications to:


Open Society Institute
Individual Project Fellowships Program-Application
400 West 59th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10019


Important Notes


Do not send materials other than those specifically requested in
the application guidelines.


At all stages of the review process, personal visits to the
Individual Project Fellowships Program as well as telephone
calls to staff by prospective grantees are strongly discouraged.
Please retain copies of all materials submitted for review, as
they will not be returned.


Please pay special attention to ensure that your entire submission
adheres to the Application Format instructions listed above. Failure to
follow these instructions will result in automatic disqualification of
your

submission.

       http://www.soros.org/individual_fellows/application.htm

Serguei A. Oushakine

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Sender:  paco (bravo@paco.net)
Subject: Exchange of unused stamps


Hello Friends,
              I'm an advanced philatelist from Ukraine and wish to
              exchange unused stamps world-wide.
Best wishes from Odessa,
Simon Milkus
bravo@paco.net

Home Web-page: http://www.angelfire.com/biz/Ukrainian/index.html
(you can find an Ukrainian Stamps Catalogue here)

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Sender:  ecoliza@rmplc.co.uk (Ecologia)
Subject: Companies working in Russia

Does anyone know where we can get hold of a list of American and British
Companies working in Russia?

Please reply to ( ecoliza@rmplc.co.uk)

Thanks,
Liza Hollingshead

Ecologia Trust
The Park, Forres
Moray IV36 3TZ Scotland
tel/Fax: +44-(0)1309-690995

Reply To: ecoliza@rmplc.co.uk
Web Site: http:/www.rmplc.co.uk/eduweb/sites/ecoliza

                        *********************

Ecologia Trust is a Scottish Charity reg.no SC023976 working with Russian
NGOs in youth, ecology and education since 1988

                        *********************


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     |  association with Friends & Partners.  For more informa- |
     |  tion about civic initiatives in nations of the former   |
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Sender:  unistice@bc.sympatico.ca
Subject: Mikail Gorbachev's E-mail

          Name: Gunther Ostermann,B.C., Canada
 Email-address: unistice@bc.sympatico.ca

 Could you supply me with Mikail Gorbachev's E-mail or any address please.
 Thanks


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Sender:  "Anna S. Shemonaeva" (ic243ass@ic.dcn-asu.ru)
Subject: I NEED YOUR HELP...

Hello, everybody !!!

My name is Anna Shemonaeva. I live in Russia, Barnaul-city. I'm 21 years
old and in summer 1999 I graduate from ALTAI STATE UNIVERSITY, economic
faculty. My major is finance.

I sew as long as I remember myself. And in future I plan to open my own
sewing atelier. My graduating diploma's theme is 'THE BUSINESS PLAN OF
SEWING ATELIER'. But I have no any special education in sewing area. I
desire to study fashion abroad ( US, UK, Canada ) and to acquire the
profession of FASHION DESIGNER.

I'll apreciate any information about fashion colleges and universities,
grants, scholarships, fellowships, charity and sponsor programs (
especially for students in fashion industry ).

E-mail me, please :  ic243ass@ic.dcn-asu.ru

                            or :

                     annashemonaeva@usa.net

I'm waiting for YOUR message...

Yours sincerely, Anna.

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Sender:  Lesia Chernihivska (lesia@efortress.com)
Subject: "Tiomnaia Noch tolko puli svistiat v vozdukheh..."


Hi!

I'm trying to find the music and/or lyrics, in Russian or English, to
the song "Tiomnaia Noch," by Vertinski. My friend remembers her mother
singing it to her during the war, and so I thought a recording of this
song would make a nice New Year's gift for her.

Lesia Chernihivska
lesia@efortress.com

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Sender:  as1520a@american.edu
Subject: US Culture Center in Perm, Russia

My name is Alexei Semakin. I am a Russian citizen, and I'm currently
studying in a graduate program in the United States.
       I have come across your page in the Internet. You do the wonderful
job of bringing our two nations closer together. I myself would like to
make my own contribution to that cause. In fact, I have an idea for a
project in U.S.-Russia cultural exchange. In brief, it's the organization
of a U.S. Culture Center in Perm, Russia, which is my hometown. I have
written an outline for the project where I explain why it is important for
my city and for Russia in general and specify what is to be done. If you
would be interested in seeing the outline, I could send it to you.
       Now I am facing the problem of finding someone who could support my
project, not only morally but also financially. Therefore, I would very
much appreciate your advice in that matter. Do you know of any foundation
or other organization, which might agree to support a project like mine?
What plan of actions would you recommend for me so that I could turn my
idea into reality?

Thank you very much in advance for you help.

Yours sincerely,
Alexei Semakin

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

Sender:  yale richmond (yalerich@erols.com)
Subject: INFO-RUSS: US-USSR Exchanges


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SOVIET CONTACTS AND EXCHANGES WITH THE WEST: DID THEY BRING CHANGES TO RUSSIA?

Dear Readers of INFO-RUSS,

I am doing research on the results of 30 years (1958-1988) of Soviets
contacts and exchanges with the West, as well as foreign travel by Soviet
leaders and scholars/scientists, and the changes that these contacts
brought to Russia. Of course, I am well aware that most readers of
INFO-RUSS did not participate in these exchanges, nor were they allowed to
travel to the West. Nevertheless, they did work alongside Soviet citizens
who did go abroad, and they were in a position to observe the changes in
Russian society over those thirty years. My research is expected to lead to
several articles and a book.

As a US Foreign Service Officer (now retired), I worked on those exchanges
for many years, in Washington and Moscow, and am well  aware that all of
the people who came to the US under the exchanges had to have a clearance
from the Party and KGB. Nevertheless, I have talked with enough of them to
believe that many of them were indeed influenced by their study or travel
abroad. So, my question is, was that cumulative experience over the
thirty-year period transferred to Soviet society and how did it contribute
to the reform movement in the Party which culminated in the glasnost and
perestroika of the 1980s?

For those of you who may wonder why we accepted all those Party-approved
nominees for the exchanges, it's because we had no choice. Under the
US-USSR Cultural Agreement, a cardinal principle was "sending side
nominates." But, since the Communist Party was running the Soviet Union,
did it not make sense to try to influence the people who held the power?

I am the author of a history of the exchanges, "U.S.-Soviet Cultural
Exchanges, 1958-1986: Who Wins?" Foreword by Marshall D. Shulman (Westview
Press, 1987), and "From Nyet to Da: Understanding the Russians"
(Intercultural Press, 1992 and 1996 rev.). The latter book was written for
Americans going to Russia to work, study, advise and consult, but who know
little about Russia and its people, why they behave like Russians, and how
to get from nyet to da.

Responses may be sent by e-mail to yalerich@erols.com or to my postal
address: 3930 Connecticut Av., NW, #503, Washington, DC 20008-2429.
Information provided will be used on a non-attributable basis, if so
requested.
Yale Richmond
3930 Connecticut Av. NW, #503
Washington, DC 20008-2429
Tel/Fax: (202) 362-2325
yalerich@erols.com

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Sender:  zarealye@online.ru
Subject: Russian postage stamps

          Name: Sergey Podlesnyi
 Email-address: zarealye@online.ru

 Russian postage stamps complete on-line catalog at
 http://www.zarealye.ru/virtual.htm banner "english version


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

Sender:  "John Sisk" (johnsisk@gw.total-web.net)
Subject: friend who moved to Irkutsk, Russia

I have a friend who moved to Irkutsk, Russia.  He is an avad fisherman and
I want to send him some fishing lures for Christmas.  Someone is traveling
there, leaving next Monday.  If anyone knows about fishing there, please
contact me.  e-mail johnsisk@ gw.total-web.net Thanks John Sisk

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

Sender:  Bonjour520@aol.com
Subject: can you help me?

Hello,
my name is Kimberly and I attend Ramapo High School, in Franklin Lakes, in NJ
(USA).  I am also the president of the Ramapo Debate Club.  This year's topic
is about Russian policy.  My partner and I are interested in trying to create
a plan that includes economic education and independant companies sponsoring
Russians.  The education would be lead by economic professors (from the
states), who would stay in Russia for about three months giving lectures on
economics and capitalism to the high school and college teachers in Russia.
Then the teachers can go back to their schools and explain capitalism to them.
Education is the key to success you know.
The private institutions would come to help educate and employ the common man.
This way capitalism knowledge will spread, and Russia can help get back on its
feet.
How can you help?
I need proof that the Russian people as well as teachers would be interested
in this kind of program.  Can  you please reply, or help me locate someone i
could talk to about this issue.  Thank you.

** 24 **********************************************************************

Sender:  iiaia@hotmail.com
Subject: city of Klin

          Name: ilaria coscia
 Email-address: iiaia@hotmail.com

 hello russia!I relly miss you and your people!I would like to communicate
 with the city of Klin, can you help me?  I would like to come in Russia to
 
 study or work do you it is possible to find a work also if I don't know
 russian?Help me please.Ciao Ilaria

** 25 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Ethel Dunn (edunn@well.com)
Subject: Russian books

        Highgate Road Social Science Research Station (32 Highgate Road,
Berkeley,
CA 94707) still has about 300 Russian social science books published
1960s-1980s for sale at whatever price the buyer cares to pay. I'm told
no-one cares for such books any more, but I believe it's a sin to destroy
books. Can anyone on the list help me out?  Any library anywhere can have
then by paying the shipping costs. Any help or suggestions are welcome.
Ethel Dunn

** 26 **********************************************************************

Sender:  ruizrwm@mail.mia.bellsouth.net
Subject: essay on the Russian Ruble

          Name: Matt Ruiz
 Email-address: ruizrwm@mail.mia.bellsouth.net

 I have a big essay on the Russian Ruble and i need primary sources.Would
 you be able to tell me the most important facts and statistics about the
 ruble?Thanx a lot.


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Sender:  Joan Porter (joan@cyberlynk.com)
Subject: Cultural Understanding

:Is there a penpal system where people can meet with e-mail for mutual
understanding of very different ways of life?  I would like to have a
Russian Penpal if that is possible.   Sincerely, Joan Porter

** 28 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "erkan dundar" (edundar@hotmail.com)
Subject: Hello from Turkey!

Dear Friends Natasha and Greg!

I want to say only a hello to you since I loved  your Friendship Site...

I'm 26 years  old Turkish guy . I studied pschology and now I'm working
for a company as a trainer; and I'm interest in Balkan and Slav
cultures, their musics and their literature... Could you find a
pen-friends for me to talk about our cultures.

thank you...

Take Care
ERKAN DUNDAR

** 29 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Mark J. Friedman" (friedman@s10.math.uah.edu)
Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian spiritual music chorus

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Dear folks,

My native town Novocherkask (back in Russia) has a wonderful chorus.
They sing spiritual music and their European toor was a great success.
They are members of EVROPA KONTAKT. Now they would like to visit the US
to perform here. So I am looking for individuals/organizations who might be
interested in  organiazing/sponsoring this trip.

Thank you very much for your kind assistance in this matter.

Sincerely,

Mark Friedman                        Mathematical Sciences Department
                                     University of Alabama in Huntsville
                                     204 MDH, 301 Sparkman Dr. NW
                                     Huntsville, AL 35899
                                     E-Mail: friedman@math.uah.edu
                                     Tel: (256) 890-6470
                                          (256) 722-9747(h)

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Sender:  "Manny Gomes" (mgomes@alaweb.com)
Subject: Translation

I Have received a latter from a friend in Belarus but it is in Russian, can
you help me with the translation please.    Sincerely...Manny..

** 31 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Preetham (oops@krec.ernet.in)
Subject: Inofmation required for an Project!!

Hi,
    This is my 2nd appearence.Well, I am a final year Mining engineering
student studying in one of premier engineering college of India.Our
college is one of the top ten best engineering colleges in India.

I am doing a project called "Insulation of underground roadways in deep
mines".I need information about different methods using in different
country's.

Any help regarding this topic is most app'ble and the person name is
included in my report and a copy of the project will be sending to him.

Otherwise plese suggest me some websites where I can get these
information.

Have a good day!!
Preetham ( oops@krec.ernet.in).

** 32 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Consulate  of Russia Trabzon" (baskonsolos@gul.net.tr)
Subject: kisstory


Hallo!
My name is Ceyda. I would be very thankful to anyone who can help me to
buy a very interesting book  KISSTORY about the greatest rockgroup KISS.
It is published in USA or europian countries.Now  I am working in Turkey
and
I would like to buy it by Internet.

Very thankful,
                        Ceyda

--
IMail Server for Windows NT. Evaluation version.
Copyright (c) 1995-98 Ipswitch, Inc. http://www.ipswitch.com/

** 33 **********************************************************************

Sender:  kgrill@aaas.org (KGRILL)
Subject: SCIENTIST: Update:  American Cancer Society Fellowship

 News Flash:

 Application Closing date EXTENDED to 1 NOVEMBER 1998

 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOR BEGINNING
 INVESTIGATORS


 The fellowships are funded by the American Cancer Society with the
 objective of fostering a bi-directional flow of knowledge,
 experience, expertise, and innovation to and from the USA.  They
 enable beginning investigators and clinicians, who are in the early
 stages of their careers to carry out basic, translational, or
 clinical research projects and to develop, acquire, and apply
 advanced research procedures and techniques in the areas of

 * epidemiology  * prevention    * causation
 * detection     * diagnosis     * treatment     * psycho-oncology

 through twelve month long work periods abroad.  Applications for
 projects
 that are geared to the development of specific cancer control
 measures in developing and central and east European countries,
 specifically those that capitalize on the existence of special
 populations or situations are particularly encouraged.  Eligible
 candidates should hold assistant professorships or similar positions
 at their home institutes and have ordinarily a minimum of two and a
 maximum of ten years of postdoctoral experience after obtaining their
 MD or PhD degrees or equivalents.  Awards are conditional on the
 return of the Fellow to the home institute at the end of the
 fellowship and on the availability of appropriate facilities and
 resources to apply the newly acquired skills.  No extensions are
 permitted.

 Between 8 - 10 Fellows are selected each year for awards with an
 average
 value of $35,000 for travel and stipend support.  A competitive
 selection takes place once a year, based on the scientific review of
 the submitted material by an international panel of experts.
 Completed applications with all supporting documentation must reach
 UICC by the application closing date of 1 October.  Selection results
 are notified in mid-April the following year, and fellowships should
 be activated within 6 months of the date of the award.

 Calculation of travel and stipend awards is based on the candidate's
 estimates, which are adjusted, if need be, to published fares and
 UICC scales.  Travel awards contribute towards least expensive
 international two-way (return) air fares or other appropriate form of
 transport.  Travel estimates should not include costs for internal
 travel within the home and/or host countries.  These and extra costs
 for visa, passports, airport taxes, insurance, etc. are the
 responsibility of the Fellow.  No allowances are made for
 accompanying dependents.

 Candidates who are physically present at the proposed host institute
 whilst their applications are under consideration are not eligible
 for UICC fellowships.  Awards are subject to the UICC General
 Conditions for fellowships.

 Application closing date for the 1999 selection: 1 October 1998
 **[Now extended to November 1, 1998.]**

 Application forms may be obtained from the Fellowships Department or
 downloaded from the Internet website URL http://www.uicc.org/fellows


 International Union Against Cancer
 Union Internationale Contre le Cancer
 3, rue Conseil-GÈnÈral
 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
 Tel: (4122) 809 18 40  Fax: (4122) 809 18 10   E-mail:
 fellows@uicc.org


 ****************************************************
 Mrs Brita M. Baker
 Head, UICC Fellowships
 International Union Against Cancer (UICC)
 3 rue Conseil GÈnÈral
 1205 Geneva, Switzerland

 For latest information on UICC Fellowships, please consult our
 website at http://www.uicc.org/fellows

 email: bbaker@uicc.org
 Tel: (4122) 809 18 40
 Fax: (4122) 809 18 10
 ****************************************************

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Sender:  Center for Civil Society International (ccsi@u.washington.edu)
Subject: Share your Legal Skills . . . Experience a New Culture . . . Make
a Difference . . . . (fwd)


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 10:51:22 -0400
From: MStephenson@abaceeli.org


Be a Part of History in the Making. . .

The Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI), a  public
service project of the American Bar Association, is currently seeking
experienced attorneys for the positions outlined below.

Although CEELI is a public service project, all participants receive a
generous benefits package which covers travel, housing, general
living, and business expenses.

CEELI considers attorneys with a minimum of five years of legal
experience or fluency on a language of the region, high level of
energy and initiative, and strong interpersonal skills.  International
experience is preferred.

To apply, send your name and address to ceeli@abanet.org.  Or call
1-800-98CEELI or (202) 662-1754.


COURT ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST - Bucharest, Romania
(2 weeks in November 1998 and 1-2 months in February 1999)
-       Advise the judges and staff on development of a model court with
emphasis on court organization and administration
-       Provide guidance on court automation/technology, docketing
procedures, and recording systems

JUDICIAL LEGAL SPECIALIST - Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan and Bishkek,
Kyrgyzstan
(6-9 months beginning November 1998)
-Assist the newly-hired Executive Director of the Kazakh Judicial
Training Center in developing judicial training curriculum, materials,
and teaching modules
-Organize interactive workshops for judges on teaching methodologies;
and support the work of the Kyrgyz Judicial Training Center

CLINICAL LEGAL SPECIALISTS - Kyiv, Ukraine (4-12 months beginning
November 1998) and Skopje, Macedonia (2 months beginning February
1999)
-Assist law schools throughout Ukraine and Macedonia in developing
practice-based education programs (pro bono live-client clinical
programs, externships), including:
a)      transferring experience and knowledge on the fundamentals of
practice-based education
b)      training faculty members on clinical supervision and skills
development techniques
c)      assisting in the integration of classroom components, including
skills training and skills-based simulations;
d)      conducting seminars and roundtables aimed at conveying a sense of
professional responsibility and legal service
e)      developing workbooks and manuals (model forms, procedures).

COMMERCIAL LAW LIAISONS - Sofia, Bulgaria (12 months beginning
December 1998)
and Tirana, Albania (12 months beginning January 1999)
-Coordinate commercial law related CEELI activities in the host
country
-Identify, develop, and implement technical legal assistance projects
in partnership with the local legal community and government
representatives
-Organize interactive training workshops on topics such as banking
law, bankruptcy, and intellectual property
-Manage legal reform programs focusing on continuing legal education,
bar development, and judicial reform for on year beginning Winter
1999.

RULE OF LAW LIAISONS - Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia,
Serbia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan
(12 months beginning Winter 1998)
-Coordinate CEELI rule of law related activities in the host country
-Identify, develop, and implement technical legal assistance projects
in partnership with the host country's legal community and government
representatives
-Organize interactive training workshop on topics such as creating an
independent judiciary, drafting ethics codes, revising administrative
procedures, and developing judicial training programs
-Manage legal reform programs focusing on continuing legal education,
law practice management, and bar development for one year.

CRIMINAL LAW LIAISONS  - Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Russia,
Ukraine, and Uzbekistan
(6-12 months beginning Winter 1999)
-Coordinate criminal law related activities in the host country
-Organize interactive training workshops for prosecutors, judges, and
defense attorneys on topics such as the drafting and implementation of
modern criminal justice legislation, supervision of investigations,
individual rights, and jury trial procedures.



       $$$$$$$$$$$    Grants & Jobs for Eurasia    $$$$$$$$$$$
       $                                                     $
       $ News about Grants and Jobs related to Eurasia are   $
       $ regularly posted to CivilSoc, a free e-mail list    $
       $ sponsored by Center for Civil Society International.$
       $ Grant and job announcements are also compiled at    $
       $ CCSI's Web site (under "Announcements"):            $
       $                                                     $
       $          www.friends-partners.org/~ccsi/            $
       $                                                     $
       $              ccsi@u.washington.edu                  $
       $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Sender:  "Emerging Markets Investment Center, USA" (rusric@erols.com)
Subject: Re: Companies working in Russia

Our company publish several directories with information on the US and
foreign companies working in Russia, NIS, Eastern and Central Europe.

Among these directories are

1. US Companies in Russia and NIS
2. US Companies in Eastern and Central Europe
3. International Financial Organizations Banks and Funds with Russian and
NIS Projects
4. US Agencies and International Organizations with Russian and NIS Projects
5. Foreign Companies in Russia
6. Western Companies Interested in Doing Business in Russia
7. 1000 Major US Corporations with Russian and NIS Projects
8. Grants for Russia (US Foundations with Interest in Russia)
9. US Economic Assistance to Russia, NIS and Baltics
and some others.
10. International Banks Interested in Russia, NIS and Emerging Markets
11. US Banks  Interested in Russia, NIS and Emerging Markets
12. International Telecom Companies Interested in Russia and NIS
13. International Oil and Gas Companies Interested in Russia, NIS and Baltics
14. International Transportation Companies Interested in Russia and NIS
15. International Oil Companies Interested in Russia and NIS

The price for these directories is $99 dollars each.

We also can make for you a special report on the subject.

Please contact us if you have questions or would like to order.

Sincerely

Natasha Alexander
Business Development

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Sender:  nurse@med-help.com
Subject: http://www.med-help.com

          Name: Mark
 Email-address: nurse@med-help.com

 http://www.med-help.com & http://www.med-help.com/Page1A.html THANKYOU &
 GOD BLESS


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