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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 17 20:11:09 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA13556 for ; Mon, 17 Jan 2000 20:11:09 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12271; Mon, 17 Jan 00 19:03:12 -0500 Message-Id: <10001180003.AA12271@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Mon, 17 Jan 100 18:55:13 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Y2K bited info-russ... Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Sorry, folks, Y2K bug bited my old computers real hard, sigh; that is why you've got no broadcast from info-russ. The thing is that to separate my research activity from info-russ mailing, I was using my old unix computers for info-russ broadcast, and their "mail" (long unsupported) program crashed after the New Year. I've done a couple fixes, let us see whether it works. If it goes through, I'll bradcast all the accumulated postings, and try to make the fixes stick. Have a nice New Year and New Millenium too. --Cheers, -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu my www site address: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan INFO-RUSS server: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jan 18 00:11:20 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id AAA14006 for ; Tue, 18 Jan 2000 00:11:20 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12926; Mon, 17 Jan 00 22:31:29 -0500 Message-Id: <10001180331.AA12926@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Alla Bulashevska To: "info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Israel russian newspapers in Internet Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 12:52:28 +0100 Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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S privetom, Alla Bulashevska bulashev@lionbioscience.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jan 18 00:23:50 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id AAA14024 for ; Tue, 18 Jan 2000 00:23:50 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12889; Mon, 17 Jan 00 22:26:52 -0500 Message-Id: <10001180326.AA12889@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 20:52:55 -0500 From: Lev Gorenstein X-Sender: lev@marie.chem.purdue.edu To: INFO-RUSS Subject: INFO-RUSS: It's darn hard to lose friends Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, I was asked to write this info for MITOC, and it is my very sad duty to do it. As some of you may already know, Irina Libova, 23, a biology graduate student at MIT and a member of MITOC have died descending the slopes of Mt. Orizaba, the tallest mountain in Mexico, on December 28th, 1999. Together with Irina the mountain has taken lives of her 29 year old fiancee Vladimir Smirnov, a web developer from Boston, and their 42 year old friend Ilya Krasik, a mechanical engineer from Boston. Irina, Vladimir and Ilya were members of a climbing expedition from the First Russian Alpine Club in America, founded by Vladimir four years ago (see http://www.blackalpinist.com, mostly in Russian). The Club organizes several long and multitude of short trips a year. The team of six was very well experienced and equipped, and they all were very enthusiastic looking forward to their trip. The whole team successfully climbed the the mountain and summited it on December 28th, but Irina, Vladimir and Ilya did not descent to the high camp. They were last seen not too far from the camp by the other three team member, who were somewhat behind them. The group is believed to veer off the routine path close to the high camp at dusk time and fell down a 50-meter (~150 feet) high crevice. It seems that the three climbers could not self-arrest on the relatively mild ice slope and slid off to the lethal drop. According to autopsy report, the death was instantaneous. Please note that, for most part, the information related to the accident as reported by the wire services (CNN, Reuters, nns.ru, etc.) has not been accurate. For accurate information, please refer to this web site: http://www.blackalpinist.com The rescue operation started on December 28th and included teams summoned by US Embassy, rescuers from Mexican authorities, private companies and military, as well as three remaining team members and experienced Austrian mountaineerers who were on the mountain at the time. The bodies were found by helicopter search on January 3rd. The remnants of our three friends are now taken off the mountain. Irina's parents and sister flew to Mexico today, Vladimir's mother is on the way to getting US visa and flying in from Russia for the funerals. Irina and Vladimir will be buried together on Friday, January 14, in Palo Alto, CA where Irina's parents and sister live. Ilya Krasik will be buried in Boston, where his family resides. Friends and families of the fallen mountaineers are overwhelmed and deeply grateful for all the support and help we received after the tragedy. Mexican authorities, US Embassy in Mexico City, MIT, all the rescuers, all who phoned, e-mailed, spoken and written their sympathy and condolences. Thank you, everyone! We have established a memorial bank account to raise funds to cover all expences and support the families. All donations are welcome. Wells Fargo Bank 1202 E.Arques Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086 account # 62429-32192 routing # 1210000248 Personal checks can be sent to Olga Libova 1527 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040 Irina Zaks 1143 Carver Pl., Mountain View, CA 94040 In Israel: account 20118/45, Bank Leumi, division 948. Lev Gorenstein, good friend, member of the Russian Alpine Club, Purdue Outing Club advisor Those of you who wish to contact the families can do so by emailing Irina Zaks , Lev Gorenstein or the First Russian Alpine Club . Contact phone numbers: Olga Libova (Irina's sister) 650-567-9548, Irina and German Zaks 650-947-9896, Lev Gorenstein 765-463-4058. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jan 19 20:11:15 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA19224 for ; Wed, 19 Jan 2000 20:11:15 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13530; Wed, 19 Jan 00 17:42:52 -0500 Message-Id: <10001192242.AA13530@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Julia Revazova" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: immigration to Canada Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 23:11:19 +0300 Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear netters, I need some info about immigration to Canada mainly I have to postepone my immigration due to family matters. Any info will be apprishiated please reply to my E-mail LEV_Mazin@mtu-net.ru OR L_MAZIN@Hotmail.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jan 19 20:18:42 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA19236 for ; Wed, 19 Jan 2000 20:18:42 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13538; Wed, 19 Jan 00 17:43:05 -0500 Message-Id: <10001192243.AA13538@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Evgeni Poliakov" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: several positions at Dallas area Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 18:59:31 CST Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi everybody. Our R&D office needs to expand as quickly as possible. We have four immediate openings. The requirements are below. As far as the company, JDS Uniphase Corp. is a very fast growing company (~8,200 employees) specializing in fiberoptics components and telecomunication arena. For more info, check www.jdsunph.com. We are located in Dallas area (Richardson) which is nice. Please submit resume by e-mail or fax it to 972-671-7790. Best regards, Dr. Evgeni Polyakov, Optical Designer Specialty Products Group JDS Uniphase Corp. 1323 Columbia Drive, Suite 305 Richardson, TX 75081 ---------------------------------------------------------------- Mechanical Engineer position requirements: - BS in ME or equivalent -CAD experience , CADKEY experience preferred -Experience in mechanical design of optical systems (fiber optical systems a plus) -Experience in designing for and testing Bellcore (or similar) reliability requirements - 2 or more years of experience Electrical Engineer (2 positions) level 1 (1 position): - MS/BS in EE or equivalent, MSEE preferred -DSP experience, microcontroller, SPDL or FPGA, VHDL, firmware experience -2 or more years of experience level 2 (1 position) - MS/BS in EE or equivalent, MSEE preferred -DSP experience, microcontroller, SPDL or FPGA, VHDL, firmware experience -analog and digital conversion experience - 4 or more years of experience Software Engineer - should be able to write C++ codes to program device drivers - windows NT programing - networking experience extra plus - 2 or more years of experience ______________________________________________________ Evgeni Poliakov epoliakov@hotmail.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jan 19 22:12:30 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA19473 for ; Wed, 19 Jan 2000 22:12:29 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13958; Wed, 19 Jan 00 20:12:28 -0500 Message-Id: <10001200112.AA13958@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 20:07:13 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: KGB+commies=new power (so what is new?;-) Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuters, Tuesday January 18 4:38 PM ET Putin Wins in Duma When Deputies Cut Deal By Peter Graff MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Acting President Vladimir Putin called Tuesday for a new era of cooperation with parliament, and lawmakers answered with a deal splitting control of the lower house among the Communists and a pro-Kremlin party. The Duma elected Communist Gennady Seleznyov as speaker at its first session since an election on Dec. 19. But the deal gave control of a large number of key parliamentary committees to the Unity bloc, created three months ago to support Putin. The deal drew furious criticism from a host of smaller parties whose members quit the hall in disgust after it became clear they could not oppose the Unity-Communist alliance. But it was clearly a victory for the acting president, who had opened the session by telling deputies he wanted to end the tradition of bitter relations between parliament and government that had been the hallmark of President Boris Yeltsin's rule. Putin also seemed to score gains in Chechnya, where Russian forces said they had made new advances in a second attempt to seize the regional capital Grozny. The Chechnya campaign had been bogged for several weeks after early successes that won Putin the overwhelming popularity likely to carry him to victory in a presidential election on March 26. In Washington, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, answering questions at a foreign policy forum, described Putin as a leading reformer and said she saw positive economic and political changes in Russia. In his first address to the new Duma, Putin called on deputies to work with him and each other, and bring a halt ``to the notion of political battles and personal ambitions.'' ``A policy of cooperation and mutually agreed restraints is the only one possible,'' he said. But there was plenty of political battling on display in the Duma after it became clear that Unity and the Communists had cut a deal to lock up the battle for the chamber's leadership. Seleznyov ran unopposed after his challengers, including two former premiers, bowed out of the race and their parties stormed out of the hall. Seleznyov's supporters called the move little more than a stunt, since Seleznyov was backed by the majority. Communists remain the largest single group in the Duma, but the balance of power has shifted toward parties, such as Unity, that back Putin. Even many of the deputies that walked out on Tuesday describe themselves as the acting president's allies. Although Seleznyov is a member of the anti-government Communist Party, he has a reputation as a smooth-mannered pragmatist capable of steering legislation through parliament. Fighting for the Chechen capital resumed after a lull last week that saw rebels launch counterattacks against Russian-held towns, dealing government troops their worst setback in the three-and-a-half month campaign. Tass quoted Russian military headquarters in Chechnya as saying troops had reached Grozny's center after a night of heavy artillery and aerial bombardment. Interior Minister Vladimir Rushailo said the operation to take the city was nearing an end. Rebels said the Russian attacks had indeed been stepped up, but guerrillas were still holding their positions in the city. Campaign Popular In Russia The Chechnya campaign is popular in Russia, but has angered Western leaders who say they are concerned about the plight of civilians. The leader of a Council of Europe delegation that Rushailo escorted to areas near the war zone said Russia should call a cease-fire and hold talks to end the war. In Washington, the foreign minister in Chechnya's separatist government, Ilyas Akhmadov, said Tuesday talks with U.S. officials last week had been ``a small victory'' but added that the officials had listened while saying little. ``You cannot expect to change things in one meeting,'' Akhmadov said of his talks with mid-level U.S. officials, largely on humanitarian issues, at a Washington hotel last Thursday. Putin made no mention of Chechnya in his speech to parliament, and has been making a concerted effort to show that he stands for more than just the hawkish Chechnya policy that has become his trademark. He cited several pieces of legislation needing quick treatment, including laws on land and labor, criminal and civil justice codes and changes to military conscription policy. After his speech he told reporters his government stood for ''moderately liberal'' economic policies. ``The government should create a good investment climate in the country, trying to strengthen the state institutions that support market mechanisms,'' he said. =========================================================== From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jan 21 16:25:30 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id QAA24370 for ; Fri, 21 Jan 2000 16:25:29 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13447; Fri, 21 Jan 00 14:20:22 -0500 Message-Id: <10001211920.AA13447@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 14:12:02 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian commander captured in Chechnya Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuters, Friday January 21 11:16 AM ET Grozny Street Battles, Russia Media Skeptical By Peter Graff MOSCOW (Reuters) - Furious street battles flared for a fifth day in the Chechen capital Grozny Friday and the Russian media cast fresh doubt on the army's optimistic reports. Less was known about the fighting on the ground than in the previous few days because the army kept Russian and Western reporters away from its positions in the city. Russian television showed clips of soldiers firing in the crumbling ruins, with buildings licked by flame spewing black smoke, but provided no fresh reports from correspondents at the front in afternoon and early evening newscasts. Grozny, which once held more than 400,000 people, has been reduced to a wasteland. Between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians are still trapped, and about 2,500 rebels are dug in, working in small groups of snipers, machine gunners and mortar grenadiers. The United Nations said refugees were now fleeing in the largest numbers for weeks. More than 200,000 have already fled. Military status reports said troops had tightened control over a number of targets in the ruined city and halted a Chechen attack near the village of Duba-Yurt at the mouth of the Argun River gorge which leads to rebel bases in the mountains. RTR state television quoted the military as saying aircraft had flown more than 160 sorties to strike rebel targets, among the highest daily totals since the fighting began in September. But rebels said they still had control of most of Grozny. They repeated that they had captured General Mikhail Malofeyev, vice commander of one of three fronts in Chechnya. Russia has confirmed he went missing and said he might have been killed. Media Say Russia Plays Down Losses Some Russian media suggested the army's delay in reporting the general's disappearance -- it did so two days after he went missing and only after the rebels said they had seized him -- showed commanders could be understating other losses too. ``Our generals lack the guts to acknowledge the loss in battle of the de facto commander of the storm of Grozny. What should we expect when they speak of other losses -- conscripts and soldiers?'' wrote Gazeta.ru, an Internet newspaper. A public perception that the war is going wrong could hurt Acting President Vladimir Putin, who owes his popularity mainly to the campaign's early successes. Putin is the overwhelming favorite to win a presidential election on March 26. His new top aide for overseeing information from Chechnya, former Kremlin spin doctor Sergei Yastrzhembsky, made clear the government would take a tough line on media coverage. ``The media should take into account the challenges the nation is facing now,'' Yastrzhembsky told Kommersant-Daily newspaper. ``When the nation mobilizes its forces to solve some task, that imposes obligations on everyone including the media.'' Putin is also keen to blunt Western criticism of the war. He met visiting German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer on Friday. German officials had said Chechnya would come up in the talks, but Fischer would not threaten Moscow with sanctions. Western officials, keen to build ties with the new Russian leader, have toned down criticism of the campaign since Putin took office after Boris Yeltsin resigned on New Year's Eve. EU foreign ministers are due to discuss Chechnya Monday, but diplomats in Brussels said sanctions were not on the table. ``In Putin we have a leader who looks like he'll be around for the foreseeable future. We don't want to take any measures that would force him to respond in any way that would affect relations, to please the public mood,'' an EU diplomat said. Grozny Storm Follows Setbacks Russia's all-out assault on Grozny follows setbacks which raised fears Russia may be in for a prolonged guerrilla war rather than the quick victory that generals had predicted. For the first three months of the campaign, Russian forces met relatively little resistance and took quick control of the Chechen lowlands. But the advance stalled last month when Russia encircled the capital and pressed into the rebel-held mountains. Last week the Chechens struck Russian-held towns, a reminder of the 1994-96 Chechen war, when Russia occupied nearly all the region's territory but could not secure it from raids. The weekly Independent Military Observer quoted a Russian commander, Vladimir Shamanov, as saying partisan war could last years if Russia let rebel commanders escaped to the mountains. Putin also warned Friday that Chechens could attempt strikes on Russian cities. Russia says Chechen rebels were to blame for a series of bomb blasts last year that killed nearly 300 people. The rebels have denied any link to the blasts. Interfax quoted Defense Minister Igor Sergeyev as saying the way to stop rebels from striking outside Chechnya was ``to finish the counter-terrorist operation as quickly as possible.'' ==================================================== From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jan 21 19:10:42 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA24744 for ; Fri, 21 Jan 2000 19:10:42 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13679; Fri, 21 Jan 00 16:17:22 -0500 Message-Id: <10001212117.AA13679@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 21 Jan 100 16:05:45 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: just a regular day in Russia ("Letters from Russia") Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1o00+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- The text below is a copy of "Letters from Russia" of Jan.21 by an anonimous author(authors?), maintained by Alex Lipchin at http://www.lipchin.com/ These letters appear DAILY! --------------------------------------------------------------------- 21.01.00. Poyavlyayutsya novye svedeniya o generale Malafeeve. Polevoj komandir Baudi Bakuev v interv'yu zapadnomu agentstvu skazal, chto general byl zahvachen boevikami severo-zapadnogo fronta, kotorymi on komanduet. General zhiv i zdorov, on daet pokazaniya sledovatelyam, eti pokazaniya fiksiruyutsya na videoplenku, kotoraya vskore budet predstavlena rossijskomu komandovaniyu. Bakuev dobavil, chto emu zaranee bylo izvestno o priezde generala na front i o marshrute ego sledovaniya. Sergeev na vopros zhurnalista otvetil bukval'no tak: "General proyavil hrabrost', muzhestvo, lichno vypolnyaya ne svojstvennuyu dlya sebya zadachu, no s tsel'yu aktivizirovat' dejstviya vojsk, popal v slozhnuyu obstanovku, i poka my ne vyyasnim vse okonchatel'no, ya nichego ne mogu skazat'". Ofitsial'no general Malafeev schitaetsya propavshim bez vesti. Prodolzhayutsya boi za Groznyj. Za sutki aviatsiya sdelala rekordnoe kolichestvo vyletov - svyshe dvuhsot. Groznyj nepreryvno bombyat i obstrelivayut. Boeviki, kotoryh po dannym komandovaniya v gorode do dvuh s polovinoj tysyach, delayut nepreryvnye popytki vyrvat'sya iz kol'tsa. V boyah obe storony nesut poteri. Segodnya Putin vystupal na rasshirennom zasedanii kollegii MVD. On skazal, chto sleduet zhdat' novyh teraktov v rossijskih gorodah. "Vspomnite vzryvy v Moskve, Volgodonske i Bujnakske. Eto proizoshlo posle togo, kak my im dali kak sleduet po morde v Dagestane". To est', po mneniyu Putina, novye terakty stanut mest'yu za uspeshnye dejstviya rossijskih vojsk v Chechne. Konflikt v parlamente prodolzhaetsya. Koordinatsionnyj sovet fraktsij men'shinstva prodolzhaet zasedat' ezhednevno, no na plenarnye zasedaniya deputaty ne hodyat. Vot kusochek interv'yu Yavlinskogo v koridore Dumy. Zhurnalist: Chto znachit, chto Putin tak dolgo molchit? Yavlinskij: Chto on soglasen so slozhivshimsya polozheniem. Mezhdu prochim, kakie-to priznaki poiska resheniya namechayutsya. Segodnya Putin vstrechalsya so Stepashinym, no o chem oni govorili, poka ne soobshaetsya. Segodnya zhe Seleznev skazal, chto voznikla ideya sozdaniya neskol'kih dopolnitel'nyh dumskih komitetov, kotorye budut otdany fraktsiyam men'shinstva. Tsentral'naya izbiratel'naya komissiya prodolzhaet registrirovat' initsiativnye gruppy grazhdan, vydvinuvshie svoih kandidatov. Segodnya zaregistrovano pyat' takih grupp, v tom chisle gruppy Putina i Skuratova. Na proshlyh prezidentskih vyborah podpisi sobirala 91 gruppa. Polagayut, chto na etot raz budet vdvoe men'she. Segodnya zakonchilsya protsess po delu o vzryve na Kotlyakovskom kladbishe. Rezul'tat sensatsionnyj. Napomnyu, chto etot vzryv, unesshij 14 zhiznej, stal odnim iz samyh gromkij prestuplenij v Moskve. Neskol'ko ministrov MVD obyavlyali na vsyu stranu, chto prestuplenie raskryto, prestupniki zaderzhany. Organizatorom prestupleniya schitali polkovnika Radchikova, byvshego rukovoditelya Soyuza afgantsev. Budto by tam ne podelili ogromnye den'gi, kotorye poluchali rukovoditeli etogo soyuza, pol'zuyas' predostavlennymi pravitel'stvom l'gotami. Sledstvie shlo neskol'ko let. Na predvaritel'nom etape podozrevaemye priznalis', potom ot svoih priznanij otkazalis'. I vot sud'ya otmetil, chto vina etih lyudej ne dokazana, chto dannye ekspertizy protivorechat ih priznaniyam, dannym na predvaritel'nom sledstvii. Koroche govorya, vse podsudimye opravdany. Segodnya 76 let so dnya smerti Lenina. Po etomu povodu rukovodstvo KPRF vozlozhilo venki k Mavzoleyu. A dva dnya nazad umerla Izabella Yur'eva. Ona rodilas' v 19 veke, a umerla v 21. Ej shel sto pervyj god. Svoj pervyj kontsert ona dala v 1917 godu. V segodnyashnem pis'me est' stat'ya iz "Novoj gazety" KOROLYa UDELALA SVITA - o tom, kak byla organizovana antiluzhkovskaya kompaniya. Obratite vnimanie na to, chto tam govoritsya o Yastrzhembskom, i sopostav'te s novost'yu: Yastrzhembskij, professional'nyj diplomat, byvshij press- sekretar' El'tsina i zamestitel' glavy administratsii prezidenta (posle uhoda iz Kremlya on byl vitse-merom moskovskogo pravitel'stva, no nedavno ushel ottuda; kak bylo skazano v soobshenii, "ne srabotalsya s komandoj mera"), tak vot Yastrzhembskij naznachen pomoshnikom prezidenta po informatsionnomu obespecheniyu. Emu pridan shtat iz 14 chelovek, i on budet zanimat'sya isklyuchitel'no informatsionnym obespecheniem Chechenskoj kampanii. Kommentatory nazyvayut eto naznachenie sensatsionnym. Vot anekdot o nashih vyborah, kotorye pochemu-to nazyvayutsya al'ternativnymi (konechno, ya imeyu v vidu ne tol'ko vybory spikera, no prezhde vsego prezidentskie). Idet muzhik po doroge, vidit kamen'. Na kamne nadpis': "Nalevo pojdesh' - po bashke poluchish'. Napravo pojdesh' - po bashke poluchish'. Pryamo pojdesh' - po bashke poluchish'". Stoit muzhik i dumaet, kuda idti. Golos svyshe: "Dumaj skorej, a to pryamo zdes' po bashke poluchish'!" V segodnyashnem obzore mnogo materialov o novoj Dume, no pomnite, chto vse eto napisano do parlamentskogo krizisa i togo, chto nazyvayut sgovorom KPRF i "Edinstva". Obsuzhdenie etogo, po-vidimomu, v sleduyushem pis'me. Nachnu s materiala Maksima Sokolova. MY IH VYBRALI SAMI. Rossijskaya vlast' gorazdo blizhe k narodu, chem emu kazhetsya Zakonodatel'naya vlast' odnovremenno yavlyaetsya i predstavitel'noj. Ona predstavlyaet narod. Prichem predstavlyaet srazu v dvuh smyslah - predstavlyaet ego interesy i predstavlyaet soboj ego portret. S nekotoryh por my zhivem v demokraticheskoj strane. Nam pozvoleno napryamuyu vybirat' vlast' i, sledovatel'no, napryamuyu otvechat' za nee. My ih vybrali sami. No po suti my vybrali samih sebya - ved' nikto ne zhelaet sebe plohogo. Potom, navernoe, ih zhe i osudim. Tol'ko vazhno ne zabyvat', chto v demokraticheskoj strane, rugaya vlasti, my rugaem samih sebya. Otvet, dannyj rossiyanami v hode poslednego sotsiologicheskogo oprosa na vopros VTsIOMa "Na kom lezhit osnovnaya otvetstvennost' za trudnosti, perezhivaemye sejchas Rossiej", sam po sebe yavlyaetsya izryadnoj illyustratsiej k prirode etih trudnostej. Soglasno mneniyu obshestva, otvetstvennost' nesut prezhde vsego prezidenty: B.N. El'tsin s okruzheniem - 34%, M.S. Gorbachev s okruzheniem - 27%. Vsled za prezidentami SSSR i RF idut kabinety ministrov: gajdarovskij - 4%, chernomyrdinskij i kirienkovskij - po 1%, primakovskij - menee 1%. Nepersonifitsirovannye obshestvennye sily nesut otvetstvennost' takim obrazom: prezhnie partijno-pravitel'stvennye rukovoditeli SSSR - 8%, nyneshnee korrumpirovannoe chinovnichestvo - 7%, oligarhi, bankiry, finansisty - 3%, kommunisticheskoe bol'shinstvo v Dume - 2%. Poimenovany i ulicheny okazalis' reshitel'no vse, i tem interesnee, kakoj okazalas' dolya rossiyan, hotya by otchasti sklonnyh pri poiske vinovnyh i na sebya oborotit'sya. O tom, chto vinovaty takzhe i "direktora predpriyatij i ryadovye rabotniki, kotorye ne platyat nalogi", vspomnilo menee 1% oproshennyh. Odno rasholazhivayushee utochnenie tut neobhodimo. Voprosy tipa "kto?", "na kom?" etc. v neyavnoj forme podrazumevayut ispol'zovanie tret'ego litsa - "on, ona, ono, oni", otchego respondenty podsoznatel'no ishodyat iz togo, chto otvet takzhe dolzhen byt' dan v tret'em litse. Bud' vopros sformulirovan inache - "Kakova otvetstvennost' vlastej i naroda za tepereshnee polozhenie del?", dolya oborotivshihsya na sebya mogla by byt' vyshe, hotya vryad li namnogo. V 30-e gody, kogda regulyarnyh sotsiologicheskih oprosov i v pomine ne bylo, N.A. Berdyaev v stat'e "Hristianstvo i antisemitizm" predlagal ochevidnyj dlya nego otvet na vopros, kto vinovat v katastrofe, postigshej Rossiyu: "Kak kto? Ty da ya, my s toboj prezhde vsego i vinovaty". Otvet vrode by slishkom uzh ritoricheskij i dazhe otdayushij unichizheniem pache gordosti, no v real'nosti on okazyvaetsya edinstvenno osmyslennym. Ved' vse otvety, poluchennye VTsIOMom, v sushnosti verny. Esli otvlech'sya ot ne poddayushegosya vnyatnomu opredeleniyu ponyatiya "osnovnaya otvetstvennost'" - kak v etom gordievom uzle vydelit', gde osnovnoj konets, a gde ne osnovnoj? - to, bessporno, vinovaty vse. O kommunistah - kak prezhnih, tak i nyneshnih, o chinovnikah-kaznokradah, o lukavyh finansistah govorit' nechego, no ved' i vse ostal'nye - i El'tsin, i Gajdar, i Kirienko. i Chernomyrdin - razve mogut oni bestrepetno skazat', chto ispolnili svoj dolg v polnoj mere, chto ne dopuskali pregreshenij i proschetov, poroj samyh tyazhkih? Za isklyucheniem sovsem uzh rastlennyh tsinikov i sovsem uzh otkrovennyh i soznatel'nyh nenavistnikov Rossii (i te, i drugie vse-taki predstavlyayut soboj suguboe men'shinstvo), vse hoteli kak luchshe, otchego v itoge i poluchilos' kak vsegda. No esli nenadlezhashee, v tom chisle i nesovershennoe, nepolnoe ispolnenie svoego dolga pered Bogom i Rossiej est' vina, predpolagayushaya otvetstvennost', to spravedlivo razmyshlyat' ob etoj vine primenitel'no ne k odnim lish' gosudarstvennym lyudyam Rossii, no k russkim lyudyam voobshe - ponyatie dolga k nam vsem otnositsya. V kriticheskie.zhe momenty istorii, navrode togo, kotoryj my teper' perezhivaem, - v osobennosti. Pered nachalom Trafal'garskogo srazheniya s flagmanskogo korablya byl peredan signal britanskoj eskadre: "Angliya nadeetsya, chto kazhdyj vypolnit svoj dolg". Spetsial'nyh podrazdelenij etoj nadezhdy - "chto korol' Georg vypolnit svoj dolg"; "chto prem'er Pitt vypolnit svoj dolg" etc. - proizvedeno ne bylo. Bylo skazano: "kazhdyj". Segodnya ob etoj nadezhde na to, chto kazhdyj vypolnit svoj dolg, o nadezhde, bez kotoroj nikogda ne byvaet ni strany, ni natsii, vspomnilo menee odnogo protsenta oproshennyh zhitelej Rossii. Pri takom sostoyanii umov stoit li eshe sprashivat', na kom lezhit osnovnaya otvetstvennost'? Teper' stat'ya o polozhenii v Chechne. Bez takoj stat'i ne obhoditsya ni odin nomer ni odnoj gazety. Ya vybirayu stat'yu iz "Izvestij". ShTURM GROZNOGO NAChALSYa Evgenij KRUTIKOV Ves' vtornik 18 yanvarya v Groznom prodolzhalis' bespretsedentnye po nakalu i ozhestochennosti ulichnye boi. Federal'nye vojska pri podderzhke "gantemirovskoj divizii" predprinyali popytku massirovannogo nastupleniya v napravlenii tsentral'noj chasti chechenskoj stolitsy. Osnovnoj udar prishelsya na severnye rajony Groznogo - okrestnosti konservnogo zavoda - i na vostochnom napravlenii v rajone Staroj Sunzhi. Federal'nym vojskam byla postavlena zadacha ovladet' mostom cherez reku Sunzha, kotoryj svyazyvaet vostochnuyu i zapadnye chasti Groznogo. Sudya po harakteru informatsii, postupavshej v techenie vsego dnya iz rajona boev, federal'nym vojskam i "gantemirovtsam" udalos' prodvinut'sya na neskol'ko kvartalov vpered. Pohozhe, chto boi real'no idut v radiuse pryamoj vidimosti ot rechnogo mosta i vokrug konservnogo zavoda. Ofitsial'nye istochniki informatsii utverzhdayut, chto "reshayushaya faza" boev za Groznyj prodlitsya ne bolee dvuh-treh dnej i boeviki budut polnost'yu vytesneny iz goroda. Odnako bol'shinstvo nablyudatelej stavyat pod somnenie stol' raduzhnye prognozy, ishodyashie iz Mozdoka. Plotnye ulichnye boi pokazali, chto chechentsy primenyayut stereotipnuyu, no uspeshnuyu taktiku - gorod razdelen na zony otvetstvennosti (ne bolee dvuh-treh kvartalov na odnu boevuyu gruppu) mezhdu nebol'shimi otryadami (20-30 chelovek), u kotoryh tshatel'no produmano vooruzhenie i sistema podchinennosti. Ne imeya tyazhelogo vooruzheniya, arabskie i afganskie instruktory smodelirovali ves'ma effektivnuyu sistemu obespecheniya boevikov nosimym strelkovym oruzhiem. Skazhem, v kazhdom takom otryade est' 5-6 snajperov, kotorye, sobstvenno govorya, i sostavlyayut osnovnuyu ognevuyu silu v ulichnyh boyah. Im v prikrytie vydelyaetsya neskol'ko ruchnyh pulemetov i granatometchik. Vse ostal'nye chleny gruppy rabotayut tol'ko na obespechenie. V rezul'tate nebol'shoj otryad boevikov, ne imeyushij artillerii i bronetehniki, stanovitsya ser'eznoj siloj. Odnovremenno, po ryadu dannyh, chechenskie boeviki predprinyali v noch' s ponedel'nika na vtornik popytku povtorit' operatsiyu, analogichnuyu nedavnemu napadeniyu na Argun i Shali. Na etot raz boeviki zanyali selenie Gehi v Urus-Martanovskom rajone i prodolzhili dvizhenie na zapad v napravlenii Achhoj-Martana. Poka ofitsial'nye istochniki informatsii priznali lish', chto "pod Achhoj-Martanom ozhidaetsya masshtabnaya provokatsiya boevikov". V gornoj zone ser'eznye stolknoveniya proizoshli v rajone sel Daj i Kiri, prichem po vsem priznakam uspeh soputstvoval boevikam, kotorye vnezapno atakovali palatochnye lagerya i sklady desantnikov. Federal'nye vojska prodolzhayut ozhestochennye boi na vhode v Argunskoe ushel'e i u ushel'ya Vashtar. Federal'nye vojska pytayutsya po hrebtam obojti pozitsii boevikov v sele Duba-yurt, odnako poka boi v etom rajone idut s peremennym uspehom. Vpolne vozmozhno, chto massirovannaya ataka na tsentr Groznogo svyazana s tem, chto komandovanie federal'nyh vojsk hotelo by s pomosh'yu effektnogo prodvizheniya vosstanovit' svoj avtoritet, podorvannyj nedavnej operatsiej boevikov v Argune i Shali. Nastuplenie na horosho ukreplennyj gorod navernyaka povlechet za soboj rezkoe uvelichenie poter'. Mezhdu tem, poka ofitsial'nye istochniki dezhurno peredayut dannye tol'ko o edinitsah ubityh i ranenyh sredi federal'nyh vojsk, chto, estestvenno, ne pribavlyaet doveriya k informatsii iz Mozdoka. Zamnachal'nika press-tsentra obedinennoj gruppirovki polkovnik Valentin Astaf'ev utverzhdaet, chto po vsej zone boevyh dejstvij za proshedshie sutki pogiblo 8 voennosluzhashih i 60 boevikov. Takie tsifry mozhno obyasnit' tol'ko bogatym voobrazheniem polkovnika Astaf'eva. Prishla "Novaya gazeta", v kotoroj mnogo materialov o proshedshih dumskih vyborah. Otbirayu dva iz nih. ChISTO KONKRETNYE VYBORY Vot uzhe pochti mesyats, kak vsya strana lihoradochno sporit, obsuzhdaya itogi proshedshih parlamentskih vyborov. Kto vyigral? Kto proigral? Kto opravdal nadezhdy, a kto net? Analizy, prognozy. .. "Novaya gazeta" vse eto vremya tozhe vnimatel'no sledila za proishodyashim. Po nashim dannym, 93 novoispechennyh deputata iz 450 do svoego izbraniya nahodilis' v operativnoj razrabotke otechestvennyh spetssluzhb. Drugimi slovami, pod pristal'nym vnimaniem pravoohranitel'nyh organov. Prichem ves'ma zasluzhenno. Esli predstavit', chto vse eti gospoda vdrug izyavili by zhelanie obedinit'sya, to poluchilas' by, pozhaluj, odna iz samyh moshnyh i vliyatel'nyh dumskih fraktsij. Soglasites', est' chemu pozavidovat' i "Edinstvu", i KPRF. . . Zavtra, 18 yanvarya. Gosudarstvennaya Duma tret'ego sozyva ofitsial'no nachnet svoyu trudovuyu deyatel'nost'. Zavtra v Ohotnom ryadu soberutsya narodnye izbranniki so vseh ugolkov Rossii. Budet sredi nih i nezavisimyj deputat ot Novooskol'skogo odnomandatnogo okruga Belgorodskoj oblasti Andrej Vladimirovich Skotch. Net, ne napryagajte mozgi. Vryad li vy znaete etogo cheloveka. Ni v kakih politicheskih razborkah on nikogda ne uchastvoval. A esli i uchastvoval, to v razborkah sovershenno inogo poryadka. Delo v tom, chto Andrej Vladimirovich Skotch (klichka Skotch), po dannym Upravleniya FSB po bor'be s banditizmom, yavlyaetsya aktivnym uchastnikom - da chto tam, odnim iz liderov - tak nazyvaemogo "solntsevskogo" organizovannogo prestupnogo soobshestva. Kak utverzhdayut kontrrazvedchiki, Skotch sovmestno s drugimi "solntsevskimi" avtoritetami - brat'yami Kvetnymi i Dmitriem Baranovskim (klichka Belen'kij) - vozglavlyaet slazhennuyu prestupnuyu gruppu, zanimayushuyusya kontrabandnym oruzhejnym biznesom. Postavki oruzhiya, po dannym iz teh zhe istochnikov, osushestvlyayutsya v Rossiyu iz Pol'shi, stran Baltii i Belorussii. Legalizatsiya poluchennyh dohodov proishodit putem vlozheniya denezhnyh sredstv v pererabatyvayushuyu i dobyvayushuyu promyshlennost', cherez razlichnye kommercheskie struktury. Dannaya gruppa, v sostav kotoroj vhodit bolee 20 chelovek iz chisla byvshih sportsmenov i ranee sudimyh, na segodnyashnij den' kontroliruet kommercheskie banki "Montazhspetsstroj", Dialogbank, a takzhe kazino "Karusel'". Sam Andrej Vladimirovich do svoego deputatstva chislilsya odnim iz "hozyaev" stolichnogo kazino "Arbatskij dvorik". No i eto eshe ne vse. V Upravlenii Federal'noj sluzhby bezopasnosti po Moskve i Moskovskoj oblasti imeetsya informatsiya o prichastnosti gospodina Skotcha k nedavnim razborkam vokrug Serpuhovskoj bazy nefteproduktov. Kak izvestno, etot lakomyj kusochek podmoskovnoj neftyanki uzhe davno stal predmetom zhestkogo spora mezhdu "solntsevskimi" i "podol'skimi" bratkami. Napomnim, chto v fevrale 1998 goda Serpuhovskaya neftebaza byla obstrelyana iz treh granatometov, posle chego nebol'shaya mestnaya kompaniya "Oka-ojl", predsedatelem pravleniya kotoroj na tot moment yavlyalsya Andrej Vladimirovich, srochno pristupila k stroitel'stvu v rajone novoj bazy nefteproduktov. Nu da ladno. . . Chem .tridtsatitrehletnij biznesmen Andrej Skotch tak ocharoval izbiratelej Belgorodskoj oblasti, my ne znaem. No k vyboru poslednih otnosimsya uvazhitel'no. K tomu zhe navernyaka ni o chem iz vysheizlozhennogo zhitelyam Novogo Oskola v period predvybornoj kampanii ne dokladyvali. Ostaetsya tol'ko odin vopros. Interesno, a znayut li uvazhaemye novooskol'tsy i osobenno chleny Belgorodskoj oblastnoj izbiratel'noj komissii, chto pobedivshij u nih deputat (pomimo vsego prochego) s 1996 goda yavlyaetsya. . . poddannym gosudarstva Izrail' (pasport ' 5681173)? Lyubopytnaya detal': imenno nalichie vtorogo - grecheskogo - grazhdanstva ne pozvolilo, bessporno, samomu "uvazhaemomu" cheloveku v Solntseve Sergeyu Mihajlovu (bol'she izvestnomu v narode kak Mihas') udovletvorit' svoi deputatskie ambitsii i ballotirovat'sya v Gosdumu ot Taganroga. . . .Tselyj god vse tsentral'nye sredstva massovoj informatsii napereboj trubili: kriminal-de rvetsya vo vlast'. Tselyj god nas uveryali, chto pri pravitel'stve RF sozdayutsya kakie-to spetsial'nye komissii, daby etogo ne dopustit'. Tselyj god rossiyanam veshali lapshu na ushi, chto vse kandidaty v deputaty budut tshatel'no proveryat'sya po kanalam MVD, FSB, Nalogovoj politsii. . . Itog: kazhdyj pyatyj narodnyj izbrannik nyneshnego sozyva, povtorim, ranee nahodilsya v operativnoj razrabotke pravoohranitel'nyh organov. Kakie tut eshe nuzhny kommenta rii? Arsen RSTAKI P.S. Po zakonu: grazhdanin drugogo gosudarstva ne mozhet byt' rossijskim deputatom. Po ponyatiyam - mozhet? KOROLYa UDELALA SVITA Vsego cherez dve nedeli posle okonchaniya dumskoj izbiratel'noj kampanii strana ugodila v sleduyushuyu predvybornuyu potasovku - dosrochnuyu prezidentskuyu. To est' nam ne dayut perevesti duh i trezvo osmyslit' to, chto na samom dele proizoshlo pri vyborah v parlament. Voobshe-to eto nazyvaetsya gonom. I eto vovse ne "tak poluchilos'". Na samom dele nam soznatel'no ne dayut rasslablyat'sya i tem bolee zadumyvat'sya. Proshedshaya izbiratel'naya kampaniya byla ne tol'ko samoj lzhivoj i beschestnoj, no i byla polnost'yu organizovana po zakonam intrigi. Tak chto my, sami togo ne vedaya, vystupali v roli zritelej spetsial'no razygrannogo spektaklya, na kotorom nas v kotoryj raz odurachili vlastnye rezhissery- postanovshiki. I teper', posle dvuhnedel'nogo antrakta, nam nachinayut razygryvat' novoe predstavlenie. Tak chto obshestvu budet polezno uznat', kak na samom dele byl organizovan predydushnj spektakl' "vyborov v Dumu". Mne uzhe prihodilos' pisat', chto est' dve tehnologii upravleniya obshestvom - "tehnologiya tseli" i "tehnologiya vraga". Delo v tom, chto dlya togo, chtoby obshestvo stalo upravlyaemym, ego nuzhno obedinit'. Eto mozhno sdelat' dvumya sposobami - sformulirovav ponyatnuyu dlya subektov obshestva i nuzhnuyu im tsel' ili predlozhiv obshego dlya vseh vraga. Pri etom kazhdyj iz sposobov trebuet raznyh talantov. Po tehnologii tseli mozhet upravlyat' tol'ko sil'naya i umnaya vlast'. Togda kak po tehnologii vraga - slabaya i degradirovavshaya. Potomu chto pravil'nuyu tsel' sformulirovat' v sto raz slozhnee, nezheli vydumat' udobnogo vo vseh otnosheniyah vraga. Proshlye vybory prezidenta vlast' provodila po tehnologii vraga. Obshestvu vsemi dostupnymi sposobami vnushali nalichie u nego tselyh dvuh vragov - kommunistov i chechentsev, kotoryh mozhno pobedit', tol'ko izbrav prezidentom El'tsina. Taktika srabotala - kto-to ispugalsya kommunistov, kto-to chechentsev. V itoge Kreml' smog "obedinit'" obshestvo vokrug El'tsina i pobedit' na vyborah. Nyneshnyaya dumskaya kampaniya provodilas' po tochno takomu zhe stsenariyu. Pravda, kommunisty na rol' vraga ne podoshli - za chetyre goda oni okonchatel'no zaboltalis' i voobshe srodnilis' s nyneshnej vlast'yu. Poetomu byl priduman novyj "strashnyj vrag" nashego obshestva, iz-za kotorogo nas vse gody presleduyut neschast'ya,- byurokraticheskij kapitalizm. A olitsetvoryat' ego hudshie storony byl vybran Luzhkov. Prichem ne tol'ko kak glava naibolee byurokratizirovannoj regional'noj vlasti, no i kak simvol nespravedlivosti delezha obshestvennogo piroga - v predstavlenii vsej strany Moskva zhiruet isklyuchitel'no za schet regionov. Rol' vtorogo vraga traditsionno otveli chechentsam, o chem s nimi dostigli sootvetstvuyushih dogovorennostej. Gotovit' Luzhkova na rol' vraga nachali davno. Snachala vnushili emu prezidentskie ambitsii - mol, tol'ko vy, uvazhaemyj Yurij Mihajlovich, sposobny spasti Rossiyu. Luzhkov na udochku klyunul i, pust' i s ogovorkami, nachal proiznosit' smutnye slova o svoih pretenziyah na Kreml'. Dal'she - bol'she: mer uvleksya i nachal kritikovat' vlast' uzhe pryamym tekstom. Ponyav, chto nazhivka shvachena, stsenaristy vnedrili v okruzhenie Luzhkova svoyu "pyatuyu kolonnu" - tak nazyvaemuyu gruppu "obizhennyh" vo glave s Yastrzhembskim. A pod konets voobshe postavili nad merom Primakova. Cheloveka, na dele dokazavshego svoyu predannost' lyubomu hozyainu Kremlya. Podveli k Luzhkovu i sootvetstvuyushego kachestva "soyuznikov" - naibolee odioznyh regional'nyh liderov. Teh zhe Rahimova, Yakovleva, Shajmieva. Luzhkov esli i ponyal, kakuyu na samom dele emu vypalo igrat' rol', to slishkom pozdno. "Pyataya kolonna" Kremlya s pomosh'yu masterskih intrig otrezala mera ot simpatiziruyushih emu intellektualov i voobshe paralizovala rabotu predvybornogo shtaba OVR. Tak chto propagandistskaya kampaniya bloka poluchilas' vyalaya, blednaya i bezzubaya. Malo togo, eti "pomoshniki" uhitrilis' dazhe ne davat' meru vozmozhnosti dolzhnym obrazom otvechat' na ataki Dorenko i Svanidze. V itoge izbiratel'naya kampaniya OVR byla provalena. "Soyuzniki" sygrali svoyu rol' - okonchatel'no skomprometirovali Luzhkova v glazah provintsial'nyh izbiratelej i otrezali ego ot normal'nyh regional'nyh liderov. Svoimi dejstviyami oni to i delo stavili meru podnozhki. V etoj svyazi stoit napomnit' izvestnuyu aktsiyu Rahimova po zapretu translyatsii na Bashkiriyu programm Dorenko i Svanidze - pol'zy ot etoj aktsii ne bylo nikakoj, zato negativnogo dlya OVR effekta poluchilos' sverh mery. Ne otstavali i pomoshnichki. To zhe zayavlenie Boosa o tom, chto El'tsina zhdet uchast' Chaushesku, vryad li sposobstvovalo rostu populyarnosti OVR. A Primakov voobshe uhitrilsya sygrat' rol' svadebnogo generala, popavshego na vybory sluchajno. Tak chto mezhdu nim i Luzhkovym vsegda ostavalas' strannaya dlya soyuznikov distantsiya. V itoge u elektorata slozhilos' vpechatlenie, chto OVR yavlyaetsya lish' orudiem zahvata vlasti, no nikak ne politicheskim dvizheniem. Posle togo kak spektakl' byl sygran, naemnye uchastniki predstavleniya srazu zhe pokinuli Luzhkova. Prichem vse - ot Yakovleva do Yastrzhembskogo, zaodno prihvativ poluchennye s pomosh'yu mera dumskie mandaty. Tak chto dazhe prilichnoj fraktsii v Dume Luzhkovu ne dostalos'. Sprashivaetsya: za chto borolis'? Uvy, borolsya na samom dele odin mer, a vse ostal'nye rabotali na drugogo hozyaina. K kotoromu srazu zhe i ushli po okonchanii predstavleniya. Tol'ko tak mozhno rastsenit' pogolovnyj perehod pod znamena Putina vseh merskih soyuznikov. Prichem po-nastoyashemu zamazannym vsyakogo roda kompromatom okazalsya lish' odin Luzhkov. Ostal'nym dostalis' vpolne legkovyvodimye pyatna. Vryad li eto poluchilos' sluchajno. Razumeetsya, mer - v chistom vide zhertva Kremlya, tot, kogo vybrali na rol' obshenatsional'nogo vraga. No vinit' za vse proisshedshee Luzhkov dolzhen lish' samogo sebya. Imenno on sozdal v Moskve polnost'yu byurokratizirovannuyu sistemu vlasti. On sam dopustil, chto vokrug nego, krome byurokratov, vilis' tol'ko nahlebniki da lizoblyudy. I sovershenno ne okazalos' normal'nyh predstavitelej intellektual'noj i ekonomicheskoj elity. Tak chto prishlos' pol'zovat'sya mozgami kremlevskih "perebezhchikov", kotorye okazalis' vovse ne imi, a obyknovennymi politicheskimi diversantami. Byurokraticheskaya elita - samaya slabaya iz elit. Byurokraty - v sushnosti okul'turennye nadzirateli. Poetomu u nih tugo s mozgami, no zato vse v poryadke s porokami. Eto znachit, chto oni obespechat kompromatom dazhe svyatogo, esli on vzdumaet na nih operet'sya. Tol'ko nalichie vo vlasti kachestvennoj ekonomicheskoj i intellektual'noj elity sposobno obespechit' zashitu subekta vlasti ot byurokraticheskih podstavok da i voobshe ogranichit' korruptsionnye naklonnosti byurokratov. A kak raz ih v rasporyazhenii Luzhkova ne okazalos'. On eto ponyal i poproboval zakryt' bresh' chuzhimi mozgami, kotorye v itoge okazalis' dlya nego lish' drugoj podstavkoj. Imenno vyrashennaya Luzhkovym moskovskaya byurokraticheskaya elita obespechila vydvizhenie ego sobstvennoj kandidatury na rol' "obsherossijskogo vraga". Ona zhe obespechila protivnikov mera kolichestvom gryazi, v kotoroj mozhno utopit' desyatok politikov. I imenno ona prevratila potentsial'nogo lidera obshestva v vorovatogo "hozyajstvennika". V itoge za tri mesyatsa Luzhkov poteryal tret' golosov izbiratelej. Tak chto sleduyushaya izbiratel'naya kampaniya vpolne mozhet stat' dlya nego poslednej - on uzhe nachal svoe politicheskoe padenie. I potom, najdetsya nemalo politicheskih protivnikov mera, kotorye pozabotyatsya, chtoby padenie ne ostanavlivalos' do samogo dna. Tak chto, esli Luzhkov ne zajmetsya privedeniem moskovskoj vlasti v tsivilizovannyj vid, ego politicheskaya pesnya budet bystro dopeta. Vsem dolzhno byt' yasno: duryat nas na vyborah po-prezhnemu Potomu chto nichem inym v Kremle zanimat'sya ne umeyut. Tak chto vopros zaklyuchaetsya lish' v tom, kakogo ocherednogo "vraga" nam gotovyat k prezidentskim vyboram. I na bor'bu s kem nas opyat' udastsya splotit' na blago partii vlasti. Veroyatnee vsego, im stanet "zloj i uzhasnyj Zapad", kotoryj budet meshat' nam unichtozhit' "terroristov". Esli eto proizojdet, to mozhet tak sluchit'sya, chto my poluchim ne mificheskogo, a nastoyashego vraga. Tak chto vybornye igry i vydumannye zagovory vlasti v kontse kontsov privedut obshestvo k polnomasshtabnoj katastrofe. Mihail KRUGOV Igor' Guberman postoyanno zhivet i rabotaet v Izraile, no u nas on po- prezhnemu ochen' populyaren. Postoyanno izdayutsya ego knigi, v tom chisle chetyrehtomnoe sobranie sochinenij. Prochtite ego stat'yu iz "Obshej gazety". EVREI V UHODYaShEM VEKE Igor' GUBERMAN Vek istek. V ogne ego i blude Yarkaya osobennost' byla. Vsyudu vyshli malen'kie lyudi Na bol'shie mokrye dela. Ya OChEN' blagodaren gazete za to, chto imenno mne predlozhili etu temu, potomu chto entsiklopedicheskij razmah moego nevezhestva takov, chto ya s legkost'yu berus' razgovarivat' na obshie temy. Hotel by nachat' s proisshestviya podlinnogo, kotoroe bylo v lagere na Severnom Urale, gde-to v 51-m ili 52-m godu. Tam v barake bylo ochen' mnogo intelligentov, kotorye zaveli odnazhdy vecherom spor o tom, kakoj natsional'nosti lyudej bol'she sidit v lageryah. Kto-to skazal - gruzin, potomu chto bylo ochen' mnogo kavkaztsev v etom lagere v to vremya. Kto-to pervym kriknul, chto russkih. I nakonets, opytnye zeki, mnogo let prosidevshie, smenivshie lagerya, prishli k vyvodu, chto otnositel'no kolichestva evreev v sovetskoj imperii bol'she vsego v lageryah - evreev. I vot togda pozhiloj ukrainets s Zapadnoj Ukrainy, molcha lezhavshij na narah, ne prinimavshij uchastiya v spore, uslyhav, chto evreev v lageryah sidit bol'she, chem vseh drugih, s omerzeniem skazal: "Kakaya natsiya! Vsyudu prolezet i svoih protashit". Vot, po-moemu, klyuchevaya mysl' v teme "Evrej v uhodyashem veke". Ya, estestvenno, budu govorit' o Rossii. Mne kazhetsya, zhizn' evreev v Rossii v etom stoletii nuzhno obyazatel'no razdelit' na tri epizoda, tri tochki otscheta, tri glavnyh reshayushih momenta. Pervoe - eto, konechno, uchastie evreev v revolyutsii, vposledstvii v karatel'nyh organah, v sotsialisticheskom stroitel'stve, v kollektivizatsii, v industrializatsii. Eto bylo podobno vzryvu. V kontse proshlogo veka proizvodilas' perepis', i tol'ko odin protsent zhivshih na territorii Rossijskoj Imperii evreev priznaval russkij svoim rodnym yazykom. Uzhe v nachale sleduyushego veka bylo neveroyatnoe kolichestvo evreev vo vseh vidah revolyutsionnyh dvizhenij, vo vseh revolyutsionnyh partiyah. A v 17-m godu iz mestechek, iz-za cherty osedlosti hlynul gigantskij potok. On zapolnil ogromnyj rezervuar sil - duhovnyh, fizicheskih, psihicheskih. . . Evrei kinulis' v kommertsiyu, v obrazovanie, v revolyutsiyu. Ya sejchas vremya ot vremeni pochityvayu zhurnal "Nash sovremennik". Ochen' smeshnoj vvidu togo, chto tam pechatayut stat'i i o tom, kak chudovishno mnogo evreev uchastvovalo v revolyutsii, i na evreev, estestvenno, vozlagaetsya za eto otvetstvennost'. U avtorov zhurnala - etih gerodotov i aristotelej s kontorskim myshleniem - glavnaya zadacha na kogo-nibud' perelozhit' vinu. Estestvenno, legche vsego ee perekladyvat' na evreev. Nashemu narodu svojstvenny neveroyatnaya plastichnost', neveroyatnaya sposobnost' pronikat'sya tem duhom i tem soznaniem, kotorye prisushi narodu, na zemle kotorogo evrei zhivut. Ya vot chital, kakimi neveroyatnymi ispantsami byli evrei v Ispanii do izgnaniya: pisateli, hudozhniki, artisty, yuristy, torgovtsy. Vse eto byli chistye ispantsy po proyavleniyam. Poetomu mne kazhetsya, chto Yagoda byl takim zhe palachom i ubijtsej, kak Molotov i Beriya, kak desyatki drugih s raznymi familiyami i raznyh natsional'nostej. No kto-to skazal odnazhdy ochen' horosho: revolyutsii delayut russkie, a otvechayut za nih bronshtejny. Kogda-to, v kontse 60-h, byli opublikovany dva kuska iz knigi Arkadiya Belinkova. V etoj knizhke soderzhalas' ochen' interesnaya mysl' o tom, chto k takomu strashnomu krusheniyu Rossiyu privela gordost': my, Rus'-trojka, nesemsya, ne ostanavlivayas', divnym zvonom zalivaetsya kolokol'chik i t.d. A dal'she Belinkov pishet: nikto ne podumal, chto eta trojka byla zapryazhena v brichku, a v brichke sidel Chichikov. Na samom dele v kontse 20-h godov proizoshlo koldovskoe i chudovishnoe prevrashenie etoj trojki. Rus'- trojka prevratilas' v trojku-OSO - v trojku Osobogo soveshaniya. I eta trojka dala millionam lyudej milliony let katorgi. I, konechno, v etom aktivnoe uchastie prinimali evrei, nositeli russkoj imperskoj idei. Dumayu, evrei tak veli sebya vsegda. Ya absolyutno ubezhden, chto esli pokopat'sya v kakih-nibud' manuskriptah, to navernyaka najdutsya kakie- to evrejskie dokumenty na temu "Kak nam obustroit' Egipet". Potomu chto evrei vsegda propityvalis' etim duhom, zhutko zabotilis' o toj derzhave, v kotoroj zhili. Eto pervaya tochka otscheta, o kotoroj obyazatel'no nado skazat'. O vtoroj govorit' ne budu, net sil. Ya imeyu v vidu ubijstvo 6 millionov evreev vo vremya Vtoroj mirovoj vojny. Etot krovavyj sled ostanetsya v istorii navsegda. I tret'ya tochka otscheta - obrazovanie gosudarstva Izrail'. Izrail' izmenil psihologiyu evreev. Mne kazhetsya, XXI vek budet chrevat uzhasnym stolknoveniem tsivilizatsij. Ya govoryu o musul'manskoj tsivilizatsii. I Izrail' okazyvaetsya nekim forpostom zapadnoj kultury, zapadnogo myshleniya. Ne hristianskogo, a imenno zapadnogo. Potomu chto tsivilizatsiya mozhet byt' ne svyazana s religiej. Segodnya my nachali soznavat', chto gde-to v 85-m godu na svobodu v Rossii byl ochen' neozhidanno otpushen ogromnyj lager'. On tak i nazyvalsya "Lager' mira, sotsializma i truda". Teper' my znaem, chto ne bylo ni mira, ni sotsializma, a trud byl rabskij, za pajku. Bolee togo, etot lager', gde vse my sostoyali rabami, byl ustroen kak matreshka: vnutri tyur'ma, potom ShIZO, potom stenka. Vdrug etot lager' raspustili. I pervymi opomnilsya kto? Opomnilas' vlast'. Opomnilis' byvshie nadzirateli i nadsmotrshiki. Sredi nih, estestvenno, bylo mnogo evreev. I sejchas samoe vremya vspomnit' o privedennom vyshe obraze Belinkova: Rus'-trojka nakonets-to perestala nestis', ostanovilas', chtoby nachalas' kakaya-to normal'naya, nespeshnaya zhizn' v Rossii. I iz brichki vylez Chichikov, mnozhestvo Chichikovyh. Sredi nih, konechno, tozhe ochen' mnogo evreev. Eto obychnejshie lyudi, obychnejshie russkie zhiteli, obychnejshie rossijskie grazhdane evrejskoj natsional'nosti, propitannye tem duhom chichikovskim, kotoryj segodnya visit nad stranoj. V svyazi s etim ya sochinil takoj stishok: Vesnoj v Rossii zhit' obidno, Vesna stervozna i kaprizna. Soshli snega i stalo vidno, kak zhutko zasrana Otchizna. No Chichikovy dlya togo i soskochili s brichki, chtoby zanyat'sya razgrebaniem der'ma. Rossiya stanet chishe, v Rossii budet men'she kommunizma, fashizma i vsyakoj nechisti. A russkoe evrejstvo budet zhit' v Rossii i v XXI veke. I tochno tak zhe, svirepo i glubinno, oshushat' sebya russkimi lyud'mi. Ierusalim ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- <<- previous letter | back to main page | next letter ->> From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 24 20:11:02 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA32696 for ; Mon, 24 Jan 2000 20:11:02 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28854; Mon, 24 Jan 00 18:04:59 -0500 Message-Id: <10001242304.AA28854@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 18:42:21 -0800 From: Igor Izrailtyan Subject: INFO-RUSS: Postdoc in Biomedical Research To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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V Beljakova atacama@global.co.za From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jan 28 20:10:41 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA12031 for ; Fri, 28 Jan 2000 20:10:41 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28017; Fri, 28 Jan 00 18:06:37 -0500 Message-Id: <10001282306.AA28017@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 18:24:22 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: ANOTHER FORCED DEPORTATION? (Chechnya) Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- "Radio Liberty" 25 January 2000 ANOTHER FORCED DEPORTATION? By Paul Goble As Russian forces continue their attacks on Grozny, Moscow appears to have decided as part of its broader campaign to render a portion of Chechnya uninhabitable and to forcibly move people living there to other locations. At the end of last month, several Western journalists reported from Moscow that the Russian government had decided to destroy the villages of highland Chechnya in order to deny Chechen fighters any sanctuary and thus to accelerate the end of the conflict. But because such actions recall some of the worst features of the Stalinist era, many Western analysts treated these reports with extreme skepticism. Now, however, a document, apparently leaked in Moscow and circulating in the West last week, suggests that Moscow has decided on even more radical measures. The document in question consists of a report on the 15 December meeting of the Russian Security Council under the chairmanship of then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Marked for official use only, the two-page paper is addressed to Duma speaker Gennadii Seleznev. According to this report, which several Western analysts consider authentic, the Russian Security Council on that date addressed two issues: strengthening Moscow's influence over the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States and suppressing the Chechens. If the decisions concerning the CIS are very much a continuation of Moscow's recent policies, the Security Council's conclusions about how to deal with Chechnya represent a major departure from what Russian officials have said in public in the past. According to this report, Russian forces have virtually completed the second stage of what the document calls "the anti-terrorist operation for the liquidation of bandit formations on the territory of Chechnya." And the meeting thus had to decide what to do in the third phase. The language of the report is stark: It says that participants in the mid-December meeting agreed that Chechen settlements in the mountains do not have "any economic or other value" and thus "must be completely liquidated." All structures there--"including cult and historical ones"--must be viewed as potential hiding places for bandit formations, the document specifies, and thus they are to be subject to "total destruction." Such actions, the report says, will effectively "liquidate forever the basis for the rise of new bandits and terrorists." The Security Council report provides additional details on what that will mean: "the creation of conditions absolutely unsuitable for human habitation in the future" and "the resettlement of peaceful residents from this part of Chechnya either north of the Terek River or their assimilation into other regions of Russia." And the Security Council adds that "after the completion of military operations all construction and other materials are to be removed from this part of Chechnya," thereby making it impossible that anyone will ever be able to live there again. Such draconian measures not only represent a significant escalation of Moscow's expressed aims of ending Chechen resistance but inevitably invite comparisons with tsarist policies in the Caucasus in the 19th century and Stalin's forcible deportation of the Chechens in 1944. As tsarist forces marched into the northern Caucasus in the last century, they routinely destroyed crops and deforested much of the region as part of their effort to pacify the population. In most cases, the policy backfired and left the local population more anti-Russian than before. Then, in 1944, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin accused the Chechens of collaborating with the Germans and deported more than 600,000 of them to Central Asia. That bitter experience cost more than one-third of them their lives and left those who remained alive and their descendants even more determined to return home and ultimately to escape Russian rule. But neither the tsarist authorities nor Stalin's secret police resolved to make an entire portion of Chechnya uninhabitable and to forcibly move the population living there to other regions. That is what Moscow under acting President Putin now appears prepared to do. But unless this action leads to the total extermination of all Chechens, it is likely to have an even more disturbing outcome than did the earlier efforts of tsars and commissars. It is likely to generate an even more radical Chechen national movement, one defined by its hostility to everything Russian and prepared to engage in precisely the kind of actions that the Russian authorities have claimed they are acting to forestall.

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Shirley Greimann shirleygreiman@hotmail.com ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 4 21:12:36 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id VAA31042 for ; Fri, 4 Feb 2000 21:12:35 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27637; Fri, 4 Feb 00 18:58:39 -0500 Message-Id: <10002042358.AA27637@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 18:43:42 +0300 (MSK) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Poljarnaja noch' prixodit s Kavkaza Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Poljarnaja noch' prixodit s Kavkaza 03/02/2000 Segodnja vo vtoroj polovine dnja rossijskie vlasti ob'javili, chto korrespondent Radio Svoboda Andrej Babickij, zaxvachennyj federalami v Groznom okolo dvux nedel' nazad (tochnaja data neizvestna i ne nazyvaetsja), peredan v ruki neizvestnomu chechenskomu vooruzhennomu formirovaniju "po ego sobstvennoj pros'be" v obmen na to li dvux, to li trex rossijskix soldat. Obozrevatel' telekanala ORT, fanatichnyj propagandist chechnskoj vojny Mixail Leont'ev, nazvavshis' "drugom Babickogo", pred'javil kserokopiju zajavlenija etogo samogo chechenskogo komandira, kotoromu (jakoby) peredali Andreja, v kotorom govoritsja, chto "my prosim osvobodit' Andreja, kotoryj xrabro srazhalsja vmeste s nami", to est' doslovno povtorjaetsja obvinenie, vydvinutoe protiv Babickogo organami. Takoj boevik v sinix pogonax. Vprochem, povedenie Leont'eva -- po nyneshnim vremenam chut' li ne verx zhurnalistskoj etiki, tak kak on vyrazil somnenie v podlinnosti vsex etix dokumentov (xorosho znaja o psixologicheskom zakone, chto dokumenty zapominajutsja luchshe somnenij). Dlja reakcii bol'shinstva menee znamenityx kolleg Leont'eva pokazatel'na polemika v zhurnalistskom internetovskom spiske rassylki -- bol'shinstvo vyskazavshixsja podderzhali vlasti, a ne kollegu (a podavljajuschee bol'shinstvo predpochlo prosto otmolchat'sja). Ob etom trudno govorit', no prixoditsja: skoree vsego, akcija vlastej ne prosto propagandistskaja ulovka, prizvannaja podkrepit' nelepye obvinenija v sotrudnichestve s boevikami. Vse gorazdo xuzhe. Delo v tom, chto na Putina i vysshie vlasti v celom bylo okazano takoe sil'noe davlenie dlja osvobozhdenija Babickogo, chto oni byli vynuzhdeny poobeschat' eto sdelat'. Obeschali-to v Moskve, a na Kavkaze, vidimo, vyjasnilos', chto osvobodit' Andreja nevozmozhno. Ili (xotelos' by verit', chto ne poetomu) ego uzhe net v zhivyx, ili on naxoditsja v takom fizicheskom sostojanii, chto otpustit' ego v takom vide v Moskvu nevozmozhno. Nado vyigrat' vremja, da i ljubye "neschastnye sluchai" teper' vozmozhny (o chem prjamo govoritsja v pravitel'stvennom zajavlenii). Dobavim, chto otvetstvennost' za prinjatoe reshenie, nesomnenno, lezhit ne na mestnyx ispolniteljax: v eto vremja v Chechne naxodilsja i.o.genprokurora Ustinov, napravlennyj tuda Putinym s ukazaniem "razobrat'sja v dele Babickogo". Naskol'ko uspeshnoj budet novaja rossijskaja texnologija podavlenija i unichtozhenija opponentov -- zavisit ot reakcii Zapada i toj chasti russkogo obschestva, kotoraja podderzhivala Putina, oshibochno schitaja ego liberalom (a eto, voobsche-to, ves' elektorat Sojuza Pravyx Sil, to est' prakticheski vsja intelligencija). Zaodno i uvidim, chto oni ponimajut pod liberalizmom... Alik Sukhanov alsu@sch57.msk.ru From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 4 21:25:53 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id VAA31077 for ; Fri, 4 Feb 2000 21:25:52 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27643; Fri, 4 Feb 00 18:58:48 -0500 Message-Id: <10002042358.AA27643@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2000 00:37:31 +0300 (MSK) Subject: INFO-RUSS: A.Cherkizov ("Echo Moskvy") o dele Babitskogo Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- (Dostupno po adresu http://echo.msk.ru/headings/cherkizov) REPLIKA ChERKIZOVA 4 fevralja 2000 goda, 18:26 Popytaemsja ponjat', chto zhe proisxodit s Andreem Babickim? Vo-pervyx, to, chto s nim proizoshlo - proizoshlo neozhidanno dlja okoloputinskix chinovnikov. O chem neodnokratno v chetverg govoril sam Jastrzhembskij. Vo-vtoryx, i k vecheru pjatnicy nikto tolkom ne mozhet skazat': a chto, sobstvenno, proizoshlo? To li, kak govorit Jastrzhembskij, obmen, to li, kak govorit i.o. Genprokurora Ustinov, i ne "obmen kak takovoj", - "Babickij byl osvobozhden, poskol'ku za nego prosili polevye komandiry i bylo prinjato vo vnimanie osvobozhdenie troix voennosluzhaschix iz plena". Net, ne osvobozhden, utverzhdaet v pjatnicu general-polkovnik Manilov, a zaderzhannyj federal'nymi silami, byl pozdnee peredan chechenskoj storone. V otvet chechency peredali predstaviteljam rossijskix vlastej dvux voennosluzhaschix, naxodivshixsja v plenu. I, tut zhe, sam sebja podpravljaet: eti voennosluzhaschie "byli ne v plenu, a v zalozhnikax". Pozzhe "Interfaks" neskol'ko inache peredal slova Manilova: "Ja dumaju, nam predstoit esche razobrat'sja, kak i v kakix ramkax byl osuschestvlen obmen." Itak: nikto ne mozhet tochno skazat': obmen ili peredacha, na plennyx ili na zalozhnikov. Eto ne ritoricheskij vopros: ot otveta na nego stanet ponjatnym, v kakom kachestve Babickij naxodilsja u federalov? V kachestve plennogo ili v kachestve zalozhnika? V-tret'ix, ne jasno i kakov byl juridicheskij status Andreja Babickogo na moment do obmena? Ustinov v chetverg sperva utverzhdal, chto ugolovnogo dela v otnoshenii Babickogo ne vozbuzhdalos', provodilas' lish' dosledstvennaja proverka. Chut' pozzhe on zhe: ugolovnoe delo v otnoshenii Babickogo ne budet prekrascheno. Vse, komu ne len', govorjat, chto s Andreja byla vzjata podpiska o nevyezde. No takovuju nel'zja brat' s cheloveka, v otnoshenii kotorogo vedetsja dosledstvennaja proverka, ili vozbuzhdeno ugolovnoe delo. Podpisku o nevyezde mozhno brat' tol'ko s togo cheloveka, kotoromu pred'javleno obvinenie. V-chetvertyx, sovershenno neponjatno, kto sovershal etu proceduru s Babickim? V chetverg vecherom RIA soobschilo, ssylajas' na svoi istochniki v Ob'edinennoj gruppirovke vojsk na Severnom Kavkaze, chto obmen Babickogo gotovilsja neskol'ko dnej, i byl osuschestvlen sotrudnikami MVD RF na puti iz Arguna v Shali. Ustinov v interv'ju "Interfaksu" v chetverg zhe vecherom: obmen osuschestvljali specsluzhby. General Zdanovich v interv'ju NTV v pjatnicu utrom nastaival, chto specsluzhby nikakogo otnoshenija k operacii s Babickim ne imejut i lish' po sluchajnosti okazavshijsja tam sotrudnik FSB snjal proisxodjaschee na videokameru. Manilov na brifinge v pjatnicu: armija k etoj operacii otnoshenija ne imeet. Tak kto zhe: MVD? V-pjatyx, na kakoe kolichestvo rossijskix soldat obmenjali Babickogo? Na troix, kak pervonachal'no soobschal Jastrzhembskij? Na dvoix, kak on utochnjal pozzhe? Vse-taki na troix, kak ob etom govoril Manilov v pjatnicu? V-shestyx, po ch'ej pros'be proisxodil budto by obmen? Po pros'be Saida Usy Xodzhaeva - iz otrjada, ranee vozglavljaemogo polevym komandirom Israpilovym, kak utverzhdal v chetverg Jastrzhembskij? Ili po pros'be Turpala Ali Atgerieva, o chem pisal v svoem zajavlenii Babickij? V-sed'myx, komu vse-taki byl peredan Babickij? Na videokadrax ljudi, kotorye prinimali Babickogo, byli v maskax, kak ix nazyvajut, "balaklavax". Chechenskie soprotivlency ix ne nosjat. V-vos'myx, pochemu telekompanijam peregnali iz Maxachkaly ne polnuju videozapis', a fragmenty iz nee? V-devjatyx, pochemu Babickij prosit ubrat' videokameru? Ja prixozhu k vyvodu, chto, vo-pervyx, eta operacija stavila svoej cel'ju skomprometirovat' Babickogo - ne sluchajno generaly v odin golos govorjat: Babickij peredan tuda, kuda on xotel i gde ego s ob'jatijami i vstretili. Sergeev v chetverg v interv'ju ORT: "iniciativa isxodila ot banditov i ochevidno, chto zhurnalist zainteresoval boevikov s tochki zrenija informacii, kotoruju on peredaval o proisxodjaschem v Chechne." Vo-vtoryx, ona javnym obrazom komprometiruet Putina, kotoryj vykazyval, chto situaciej vladeet i vse ukazanija, neobxodimye dlja osvobozhdenija Babickogo dal. Voprosy: kto za eto otvechaet i pochemu vse lgut, - ostajutsja poka bez otveta. No samoe glavnoe - zhiv li Andrej? Otvet na etot vopros nuzhen vsem nam v pervuju ochered'. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Feb 8 15:07:19 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id PAA08269 for ; Tue, 8 Feb 2000 15:07:18 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29552; Tue, 8 Feb 00 13:39:02 -0500 Message-Id: <10002081839.AA29552@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Shekhter, Ilya" To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: travelling to Russia with a green card Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 09:13:06 -0500 Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Thank you in advance, Ilya Ilya_Shekhter@URMC.Rochester.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Feb 8 15:16:19 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id PAA08291 for ; Tue, 8 Feb 2000 15:16:16 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29537; Tue, 8 Feb 00 13:34:43 -0500 Message-Id: <10002081834.AA29537@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Aleksey Lipchin" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: They tried to kill him: Dmitry Bykov Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2000 23:18:15 EST Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks, I am joining Aleksey Lipchin (see his msg below) in most strongly supporting freedom of press in Russia. This time it is to throw our support behing a bright and brave journalist and poet, Dmitry Bykov. "Oh, vol'noe russkoe slovo, luch' sveta v kromeshnoi nochi... i vse budet vechno hrenovo, i vsezhe ty vechno zvuchi!!!..." (Yuli Kim) Let your voice be heard, folks. -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS server: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dmitry Bykov: They tried to kill him. They hit him with a monkey wrench. When he fell they kicked him on the head. The brightest journalist in Russia, Dmitry Bykov. We ask the subscribers of RUSS-INFO to join us in demonstration of our support to Dmitry. We invite you to leave messages on the board (see www.lipchin.com for detail info). The content of the Board will be send to Sobesednik, weekly magazine where Bykov works. We, readers of "Letters from Russia", (www.lipchin.com) used to read his material each Wednesday for several years now. Below is the fragment from the last Wednesday letter. ________________________ Segodnya sreda - den', kogda ya perepisyvayu materialy Dmitriya Bykova. I nachinayu s ego ezhenedel'nogo "politicheskogo" stihotvoreniya. Kak obychno, ono soprovozhdaetsya bol'shim portretom geroya. Na etot raz geroj - Sergej Yastrzhembskij, po prozvishu Yastreb Zhenskij. PERELETNYJ YaSTREB Letit pereletnaya ptitsa V yanvarskoj razrezhennoj mgle. Zhelaet ona prizemlit'sya V pokinutom bylo Kremle. Vchera propagandu Luzhkova Ona razvalila na raz, - Da razve geroya takogo Kogda-nibud' brosyat u nas? Rossiya poverit edva li, Hot' tysyachu raz povtori, Chto hrabruyu ptitsu zaslali Gubit' OVR iznutri. Mezh tem zlopyhateli layut, Smushayuchi Rodinu-mat', Chto ptitsu tuda posylayut, Gde nadobno sram prikryvat'. Pustil zhe on eto prislov'e, Chto nyne zhivet v yazyke, - O el'tsinskom krepkom zdorov'e, O el'tsinskoj sil'noj ruke! A posle, kak nekaya svaha, Chto muzha gotovit strane, - Pri vide luzhkovskogo kraha Tverdil, chto Lzhukov na kone! Prognoz dlya Otechestva smuten, Zakonchit' by draku vnich'yu. . . Segodnya dodumalsya Putin - I ptitsu poslal na Chechnyu! Vidat', na Kavkaze hrenovo: Pozitsiya nasha krepka, Kak visnushij rejting Luzhkova, Kak Bena bol'nogo ruka! Bezhit peremetnaya krysa, Bezhit za kuskom pirozhka! On vral o zdorov'e Borisa, On vral o vsesil'e Luzhka. . . Teper', okopavshis' v Mozdoke, Primknuvshi k voennym chinam, Fal'shivye tsifry i sroki On primetsya vdalblivat' nam. Letyat pereletnye ptitsy, Letyat iz Kremlya i nazad, Privetstvenno shelkayut blitsy, I kamery druzhno zhuzhzhat. Smirivshis' s takoyu sud'boyu I zapah vdyhaya g. . . na - Zachem my ostalis' s toboyu, Rodnaya moya storona?! ------------------------------------------ You can find material by Bykov on www.lipchin.con in all Cyrillic encoding. (To get the access to the letters, please use username: hal and password: ava). Thanks. On behalf of reader of Letters from Russia Aleksey Lipchin a_lipchin@hotmail.com "Letters from Russia", (www.lipchin.com) ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Feb 9 21:06:53 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id VAA12143 for ; Wed, 9 Feb 2000 21:06:52 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00342; Wed, 9 Feb 00 19:10:52 -0500 Message-Id: <10002100010.AA00342@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 19:28:34 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian War Reporter Babitsky is still missing --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuters, Wednesday February 9 4:40 PM ET Fate of Russian War Reporter Remains Unclear By Michael Steen MOSCOW (Reuters) - Television footage of missing Russian war reporter Andrei Babitsky surfaced Wednesday, but did little to solve the mystery of his fate, ease his family's fears or dampen U.S. anger at his treatment by Moscow. Babitsky, a reporter for the U.S.-funded Radio Liberty, has been at the center of a political and diplomatic outcry since Russian forces arrested him last month and said they had turned him over to Chechen rebels in a prisoner exchange. He has not made contact with his family. On Wednesday, Russian television showed footage of him in which he gave the date as Feb. 6, or three days after Russia said it had swapped him to rebels in exchange for up to four Russian soldiers held prisoner in Chechnya. Sharip Yusupov, a rebel spokesman in Moscow, said Babitsky was in rebel-held territory, but senior separatist official Ilyas Akhmadov told Ekho Moskvy radio that Yusupov did not speak for the Chechen leadership and his remarks were a ''provocation.'' Radio Liberty Russian Service Director Mario Corti said there was no way to know what had happened to his reporter, but the station believed he had been seen two days ago in the hands of a pro-Moscow Chechen militia in a Chechen town. Babitsky's wife, Lyudmilla, told Reuters in Moscow: ``I just want him to come home. He is plainly in trouble.'' United States Says Russia Must ``Come Clean'' The State Department, which has expressed concern about Babitsky in the past, issued its strongest statement yet. ``The Russian government is responsible for Mr. Babitsky's safety and well-being and it is time for Russian officials to come clean,'' spokesman James Rubin said in a statement. ``We call on the government to conduct an unbiased investigation and, where necessary, to punish those guilty of wrongful acts,'' he said. ``Treatment of a non-combatant as a hostage or a prisoner of war is completely unacceptable and incompatible with Russia's adherence to its international commitments.'' Russia has said the Babitsky affair is not important enough to be raised to the level of a bilateral issue. The video of Babitsky that aired Wednesday showed him sitting unshaven and expressionless in front of a white wall. He held a white handkerchief resting against his chin as he spoke. ``It is February 6, 2000,'' Babitsky said. ``I am relatively all right. ... People who are with me are trying to help me,'' he said. ``The only problem is that I really want to go home, I want all this to end as soon as possible.'' He added, ``Do not worry, I will be back home soon.'' Radio Liberty journalists said they did not know who shot it, where or when. Unknown men had brought the tapes to the station's Moscow office and sold them for $300. The station made the tapes available to Russian television. Information Contradictory ``As you know, the information is contradictory,'' Corti said by telephone. ``On February 7 we heard that witnesses had seen him in (the Chechen town of) Gudermes in a very bad state and in the hands of the (pro-Moscow Chechen) militia.'' Babitsky was one of only a handful of reporters to cover the conflict from rebel-held territory, and his reports had brought unprecedented attacks from angry Russian officials. Russian troops arrested him last month on a reporting trip to Chechnya. Moscow said he lacked proper papers and may have fought for the rebels, a charge his colleagues reject. Babitsky has become a symbol for emerging critics within Russia of the authorities' strict control over the media. Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of the liberal Yabloko party, said Wednesday the prisoner swap, if it took place, would have been an ``unprecedented'' violation of human rights. ``Today they'll exchange him, tomorrow they'll exchange anybody,'' he said in a television interview. =================================================== From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Feb 10 15:06:40 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id PAA14128 for ; Thu, 10 Feb 2000 15:06:39 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00800; Thu, 10 Feb 00 13:57:37 -0500 Message-Id: <10002101857.AA00800@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 04:18:35 +0300 (MSK) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Novosti v dele A.Babitskogo Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Novosti v dele Andreja Babickogo Segodnja proizoshli dva sobytija, tak skazat', protivopolozhnoj napravlennosti (xotja oba oni, formal'no govorja, dolzhny zasvidetel'stvovat', chto Andrej zhiv). Pervoe -- videoplenka, prodannaja za 300 dollarov v Moskve nekim chechencem v forme oficera MVD (esche o nem izvestno, chto na randevu s pokupatelem iz "Svobody" on priexal na "Mersedese 600" s zamazannymi nomerami). Na plenke Andrej Babickij, on govorit, chto "segodnja 6 fevralja", tut zhe proiznosit zagadochnuju frazu "problema s faktorom vremeni" (vyzyvajuschuju sil'noe podozrenie, chto na samom dele data drugaja) i vyrazhaet nadezhdu, chto "skoro vse eto zakonchitsja". Govorit on medlenno i tjazhelo, kachestvo zapisi ochen' ploxoe, vo vremja vsej zapisi on prizhimaet k scheke platok ili trjapku. V obschem, zapis' skoree napominaet stereotipnyj epizod iz fil'mov o poxischenii ljudej (kak, kstati, i pervaja, sdelannaja jakoby operativnikom FSB vo vremja obmena -- tam Andrej tozhe podaval signaly, prizvannye dezavuirovat' proisxodjaschee). Drugaja novost' -- zajavlenie oficial'nogo chechenskogo (Masxadovskogo) predstavitelja v Moskve, chto A.Babickij dejstvitel'no naxoditsja v otrjade odnogo maloizvestnogo polevogo komandira, a otrjad bystro uxodit v gory, ne vyxodja na svjaz' (iz-za chego ran'she ne poluchalos' podtverdit' ili oprovergnut' versiju obmena). Informacija, v obschem, ne vygljadit nadezhnoj -- uchityvaja otsutstvie u etogo cheloveka nadezhnoj svjazi s Chechnej. I dejstvitel'no, pozdnee ministr inostrannyx del Chechni oproverg eti svedenija i zajavil, chto po ego svedenijam, Babickij naxoditsja v rukax federalov v okrestnostjax Gudermesa. Nizhe sleduet replika A.Cherkizova (http://echo.msk.ru/headings/cherkizov) i esche odin moj malen'kij kommentarij. ----------------------------------------------------------------- REPLIKA ChERKIZOVA 9 fevralja 2000 goda, 18:29 I snova o Babickom. Ja ne ustanu govorit' o nem do tex por, poka on ne pojavitsja v Moskve - zhivym i zdorovym. Uzh izvinite... Vy uzhe znaete, chto v Moskvu postupila videoplenka s ego zajavleniem. Vy takzhe, nadejus', znaete, chto, po svidetel'stvu radio "Svoboda ", Babickogo videli i na sledujuschij den' posle "jakoby videos'emki" zhestoko izbitym. Ja xochu skazat' nemnozhko o drugom. Pervoe: vecherom vtornika iz Kremlja pozvonil chelovek i skazal, chto v Moskve est' kasseta s Babickim i on zhiv. Spasibo, chto pozvonili. Vot tol'ko, prostite, otkuda i pochemu ob etom uznali v Kremle? Plenka esche ne doexala do "Svobody", Danila Gal'perovich, kotoromu ee predlozhili, nikomu k etomu vremeni esche nichego ne skazal. Znachit, pro plenku Kremlju stalo izvestno po sobstvennym kanalam. S kakoj stati? S kakoj eto stati chechenskie mjatezhniki i terroristy, a kto esche, prosvetite menja, duraka, mog snimat' na video v raspolozhenii boevikov Babickogo, tak vot, s kakoj eto stati chechenskie mjatezhniki, boeviki i terroristy informirujut Kreml' o nalichii plenki sami, sobstvennymi rukami? Znachit, Kreml', chto nazyvaetsja, derzhit ruku na pul'se... A on ee derzhit. Kosvenno eto dokazyvaet, vo-pervyx, vyskazyvanie g-na Gryzlova, lidera proputinskoj frakcii "Edinstvo" na press-konferencii v sredu. A on skazal, ne bol'she i ne men'she, chto situacii vokrug korrespondenta radio "Svoboda" Andreja Babickogo pridaetsja slishkom bol'shoe znachenie. I voobsche, deskat', ne xren parlamentarijam po kazhdomu povodu obraschat'sja k pervomu licu v gosudarstve. Mezhdu prochim, eto polnaja i tochnaja citata, krome slova "xren". Drugaja "medvezhatnica", g-zha Burataeva, kogda-to, mezhdu prochim, zhurnalistka i, ne pobojus' etogo slova, odna iz lic pervogo kanala, v tu zhe sredu zajavila, chto vystuplenija v zaschitu Babickogo, predprinjatye na plenarnom zasedanii Dumy, est' chistoj vody "populistskaja akcija" i "stremlenie prodolzhit' temu, iskusstvenno razduvaemuju nekotorymi rossijskimi SMI." Vo, blin, leksicheskaja konstrukcija! Do kuchi - v konce koncov Duma ne soglasilas' vkljuchit' v povestku dnja pjatnichnogo zasedanija vopros o Babickom - otdel'nym punktom. Novoispechennyj vice-spiker g-n Zhirinovskij skazal po-prostomu: vopros o A.Babickom "ne javljaetsja nacional'noj gosudarstvennoj problemoj": "Zhurnalist dobrovol'no ostalsja v Chechne - on xochet, kak Julius Fuchik, dat' reportazh s petlej na shee. Ne nado provocirovat' vysshie organy vlasti, chtoby oni zanimalis' odnim chelovekom. A.Babickij xochet tam ostat'sja do upora, on poslednim ujdet". I ja skazhu po-prostomu: putinskie gornichnye ochen' sledjat za chistym postel'nym bel'em svoego xozjaina. Delo poxval'noe. I s gigienicheskoj tochki zrenija, i potomu, chto zarplatu otrabatyvat' sleduet. Tol'ko vot - nogi nado myt'... ----------------------------------------------------------------- Dobavlju, chto zhurnalistskoe soobschestvo, v obschem, sil'no raskoloto i ne gotovo zaschischat' kollegu dazhe v takoj ochevidnoj situacii. Xotja prjamoj podderzhki banditskoj akcii vlastej ot predstavitelej zhurnalistskoj elity prakticheski net (etim ljudjam vse zhe prixoditsja uchityvat' reakciju zapadnyx kolleg), no molchanie znamenityx zhurnalistov i celyx redakcij ochen' pokazatel'no. Prichem eto kasaetsja, v tom chisle, izdanij, obychno razdeljajuschix pozicii dumskix pravyx, v "dele Babickogo" veduschix sebja vpolne dostojno (nesmotrja na v celom proputinskuju i provoennuju poziciju). "Oglushitel'no promolchal" pravyj i respektabel'nyj "Ekspert" (www.expert.ru), nashedshij mesto v ocherednom (vyshedshem v ponedel'nik, to est' posle "obmena") nomere dlja bol'shoj chisto propagandnoj stat'i o skoroj pobede russkogo oruzhija. Molchit Maksim Sokolov, uzhe davno stavshij militaristom, no do six por soxranjavshij vernost' professional'noj solidarnosti. Inoj raz, vprochem, zadumyvaesh'sja -- a mozhet, pust' molchat? Naprimer, posle takogo teksta v (zavtrashnix) "Izvestijax" (posle teksta, podderzhivajuschego oficial'nuju versiju): "Razumeetsja, ekskljuzivnaja informacija "Izvestij" ni v koem sluchae ne dolzhna byt' ispol'zovana v kachestve povoda dlja unichtozhenija kak samogo korrespondenta radio "Svoboda", tak i otrjada, kotoryj, po suti, na dannyj moment obespechivaet pust' otnositel'nuju, no vse zhe bezopasnost' zhurnalista. V protivnom sluchae mozhno budet govorit' ne stol'ko o vozmozhnostjax rossijskix sredstv massovoj informacii, skol'ko o slabosti tex, kto po dolgu sluzhby dolzhen vypolnjat' rabotu, sdelannuju v dannom sluchae zhurnalistami" (avtor E.Krutikov, stat'ja "Druz'ja-predateli"). Spasibo i na etom. Ekspress-opros "Exa Moskvy" "uluchshilo ili uxudshilo delo Babickogo vashe otnoshenie k Putinu" dal takoj rezul'tat (vyborka, napomnim, ne iz nachelenija v celov, a iz intelligentskoj i prozapadnoj auditorii "Exa"): 70% -- "uxudshilo", 30% -- "uluchshilo". Tak chto servil'nyx zhurnalistov mozhno ponjat'. I na etom fone nachinaesh' luchshe ponimat', kakoe muzhestvo trebuetsja, chtoby podpisat' pis'mo v zaschitu Babickogo ot provincial'nyx, nikomu na Zapade nevedomyx zhurnalistov (a v spiske est' podpisi iz Rostova i Permi). I naposledok, chtoby chut'-chut' otvlechsja -- tozhe gnusnoe, no xotja by i zabavnoe sobytie (citiruju po "Exu Moskvy"): Predstaviteli nauchnoj juridicheskoj obschestvennosti Peterburga vystupajut protiv ispol'zovanija figury ispolnjajuschego objazannosti prezidenta RF Vladimira Putina v programme telekanala NTV "Kukly". Sreda, 9 fevralja 2000 goda, 18:40 Sootvetstvujuschee zajavlenie, podpisannoe rektorom Sankt-Peterburgskogo gosuniversiteta (SPbGU) Ljudmiloj Verbickoj i sotrudnikami juridicheskogo fakul'teta SPbGU, opublikovano v glavnoj gorodskoj gazete "Sankt-Peterburgskie vedomosti". V chastnosti, avtory pis'ma napominajut, chto "glava gosudarstva, buduchi odnim iz ego simvolov, naxoditsja pod zaschitoj rossijskogo zakona...". U uchenyx vyzyvajut "chuvstvo glubokogo vozmuschenija i negodovanija" ljudi, podgotovivshie "programmu "Kukly" i zapustivshie ix v efir". Uchenye polagajut, chto Kuklami "pytajutsja oshel'movat' s osobym ozlobleniem i osterveneniem" "i.o.prezidenta, prem'er-ministra..." Alik Sukhanov alsu@sch57.msk.ru ================================================ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Feb 10 19:06:40 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA14632 for ; Thu, 10 Feb 2000 19:06:40 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01054; Thu, 10 Feb 00 17:39:37 -0500 Message-Id: <10002102239.AA01054@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 17:58:41 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Troops Execute Civilians Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuters, Thursday February 10 5:44 AM ET Rights Group Says Russian Troops Execute Civilians MOSCOW (Reuters) - An international human rights group urged Russia on Thursday to investigate what it described as the summary executions of civilians by Russian troops in Chechnya's regional capital Grozny. New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement it had confirmed 38 executions had taken place in the northwestern Staropromyslovsky district of Grozny, and said it was studying further allegations of at least a dozen other incidents. ``(Acting) President (Vladimir) Putin must act on these terrible war crimes committed by Russian soldiers,'' Holly Cartner, executive director of European and Central Asia division of Human Rights Watch said in a statement. ``The Russian government failed to respond appropriately to earlier reports of summary executions, and now such abuses have happened again,'' she said. Human Rights Watch said its investigations were based on eyewitness testimony of Grozny citizens that crossed the border into neighboring Ingushetia province after Russian troops took the Chechen capital last week. A Defense Ministry spokesman told Reuters on Thursday the military had no information of deliberate executions, but did not rule out that some civilians may have been killed during shooting in the city. Russia has sharply restricted access to Chechnya for most of international humanitarian and media workers since the beginning of its campaign. Human Right Watch said in December it had testimony of summary executions in the Chechen village of Alkhan-Yurt. Russia said it was investigating the reports, but military prosecutors did not find evidence of crimes. Western countries have been critical of Russia's campaign, which has forced more than 200,000 civilians to flee to neighboring regions and killed an unknown number. Russian says it is fighting terrorists and will not stop the war until it has taken control over all Chechen territory. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Feb 10 19:32:32 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA14688 for ; Thu, 10 Feb 2000 19:32:32 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01117; Thu, 10 Feb 00 18:06:17 -0500 Message-Id: <10002102306.AA01117@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 18:25:19 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: "Letters from Russia" about Babitsky Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from "Letters from Russia" by an anonimous author(s) 10 Febr., 2000 LFR are maintained by Alexei Lipchin http://www.lipchin.com/letters/translit/title.html ***************************************** 10.02.00. Prodolzhaet razvorachivat'sya skandal s obmenom Babitskogo. Gosdepartament SShA ofitsial'no potreboval u rossijskih vlastej soobsheniya o sud'be zhurnalista. Gruppa kongressmenov napravila Putinu pis'mo, v kotorom govoritsya o nedopustimosti obmena grazhdanskogo litsa na soldat. "Babitskij lish' vypolnyal svoj professional'nyj dolg, davaya obektivnuyu informatsiyu, a ego obvinili v prichastnosti k nezakonnym vooruzhennym formirovaniyam". Kstati, direktor russkoj redaktsii radio "Svoboda", vystupaya v poslednej programme "Glas naroda", soobshil, chto po ih dannym, poslednij raz Babitskogo videli v Gudermese 8 fevralya. Vse litso u nego v chernyh pyatnah, odezhda okrovavlennaya. Na radio schitayut, chto Babitskij v rukah chechenskoj militsii Gantamirova. Odnako sam Gantamirov segodnya eto soobshenie oproverg. Chubajs na press-konferentsii nazval obmen Babitskogo oshibkoj. "Obmen - oshibka federal'noj vlasti. To, chto po suti i po politicheskim posledstviyam eto negativ, v tom chisle i dlya ispolnyayushego obyazannosti prezidenta, ne vyzyvaet somnenij". Zavtra v Dume zakrytoe plenarnoe zasedanie, posvyashennoe Chechne. Vystupat' budut Rushajlo, Sergeev i Koshman. Pravye sobirayutsya tam podnyat' vopros o Babitskom. *****************************8 Materialov o Babitskom voobshe ochen' mnogo. Vot eshe odin. POVESTKA ChEREZ BOEVIKOV Konstantin Katanyan Glavnoe upravlenie Genprokuratury na Severnom Kavkaze rasprostranilo 7 fevralya soobshenie o vyzove na dopros zhurnalista radio "Svoboda" Andreya Babitskogo, kotoryj posle ego obmena na rossijskih desantnikov tak i ne vyshel na svyaz' ni s sem'ej, ni so svoimi sosluzhivtsami. Gde on i zhiv li, ne znaet sejchas nikto. - U nas est' absolyutnaya uverennost', chto Babitskii nahoditsya sredi polevyh komandirov. Vse nashi soobsheniya ochen' skoro stanovyatsya im izvestny, i my nadeemsya, chto on uznaet o nashem vyzove, - zayavil "Izvestiyam" glavnyj spetsialist po svyazyam s obshestvennost'yu Glavnogo upravleniya Sergej Prokopov. - S osvobozhdeniem Groznogo i pleneniem uchastnikov nezakonnyh vooruzhennyh formirovanij byli vyyavleny novye obstoyatel'stva, kasayushiesya uchastiya Babitskogo v nezakonnyh vooruzhennyh formirovaniyah, chem i obyasnyaetsya priglashenie zhurnalista na dopros. A esli Babitskii ne otkliknetsya na etot vyzov, to cherez 3-5 dnej sledovatelyami budut prinyaty mery drugogo haraktera - budet obyavlen ego rozysk i sanktsionirovan arest. - A kak i gde vy smozhete zaderzhat' Babitskogo? - A kak my zaderzhali Nadirshaha Hachilaeva? K nemu byli voprosy, i v itoge my ego nashli v Chechne i pomestili v sledstvennyj izolyator. Vot takoj dialog: Inymi slovami, chem dal'she, tem bolee strannym stanovitsya povedenie pravoohranitel'nyh organov v etom dele. Babitskij, kstati, uzhe soderzhalsya v SIZO v Chechne - v naselennom punkte Chernokozovo. Vchera ministr yustitsii Yurij Chajka zayavil, chto zaderzhanie i pomeshenie ego v SIZO bylo soversheno na zakonnyh osnovaniyah. Kak i izmenenie mery presecheniya Babitskomu. Ob obmene grazhdanskogo litsa RF na soldat federal'nyh sil (tozhe RF) ministr, po ego vcherashnemu publichnomu priznaniyu, uznal "iz SMI". Sudya po vsemu, nikakogo dopolnitel'nogo lyubopytstva (chisto professional'nogo svojstva) sie dejstvo u nego ne vyzvalo. I teper' ministr tozhe govorit, chto trebovanie prokuratury k Babitskomu yavit'sya na dopros pravomerno. Formal'no posle izmeneniya mery presecheniya grazhdanin RF dolzhen yavlyat'sya po trebovaniyu sledovatelya v organy prokuratury. Odnako, opyat' zhe formal'no, vot nezadacha - Babitskomu ne byla vruchena povestka ustanovlennogo obraztsa pod rospis'. Tak chto eto dolzhno vse zhe osvobozhdat' ego ot otvetstvennosti za neyavku. K tomu zhe boeviki (esli on vse zhe u nih) mogut emu chinit' prepyatstviya v peredvizhenii. Boevikam tot zhe Chajka soobshil druguyu novost': Minyust vystupaet za prodlenie amnistii chechenskim banditam, srok kotoroj istek 1 fevralya. Amnistiya i vpred' dolzhna rasprostranyat'sya na teh lits, kotorye sovershili prestupleniya, ne predstavlyayushie obshestvennoj opasnosti, utochnil ministr. Poskol'ku Babitskij byl zaderzhan v seredine yanvarya, to on, vyhodit, podpadal pod dejstvie etoj amnistii. Ili ne podpadal? Gorazdo rezche napisala ob etoj istorii v "Moskovskom komsomol'tse" Yuliya Kalinina. VEK "SVOBODY" NE VIDAT' Genprokuratura prodolzhaet sovershat' dejstviya, zakonnost' kotoryh vyzyvaet vse bol'shie somneniya. Andreya Babitskogo zaderzhivayut, zatem peredayut yakoby chechenskim boevikam, ne zabyv snyat' s sebya otvetstvennost' za ego sud'bu, posle chego tut zhe vyzyvayut na dopros. Oblech' vsyu etu somnitel'nuyu aktsiyu v nekuyu yuridicheskuyu formu vchera vzyalsya lichno ministr yustitsii. Poluchilos' eshe huzhe. Ministr proyavil to li nekompetentnost', to li bespredel'nyj tsinizm, nazyvaya obmen zhurnalista na soldat "izmeneniem mery presecheniya". Pri etom on kak by pozabyl, chto ofitsial'noe zayavlenie ob obmene bylo sdelano ne voobshe "SMI", a vtorym chelovekom v strane (naryadu s generalom Manilovym), kotoryj imeet pravo izlagat' ofitsial'nuyu tochku zreniya po Chechne. On imeet dolzhnost' pomoshnika i.o. prezidenta, i ego familiya Yastrzhembskij. I esli Babitskij nastol'ko opasen, chto ne podpadaet dazhe pod amnistiyu, to kto-to dolzhen otvetit' za to, chto "posobnika terroristov" vypustili. "V istorii s korrespondentom radio "Svobody" mnogo neyasnogo", - etoj frazoj nachinayutsya prakticheski vse reportazhi ob Andree Babitskom. Hotya na samom dele ne yasny tol'ko detali proisshedshego. A glavnoe, tsinichnaya sut' etoj zapredel'noj istorii, - yasna i prozrachna, kak hrustal'. Sut' eta v sleduyushem. V seredine yanvarya, predpolozhitel'no 16-go chisla, Babitskogo zaderzhali militsionery Gantemirova, kogda on vyhodil iz osazhdennogo Groznogo. Po svidetel'stvam ochevidtsev, poluchennym radiostantsiej "Svoboda", ego pri etom zhestoko izbili. Potom peredali federalam, kotorye pomestili zhurnalista "na fil'tr", gde on opyat' zhe podvergalsya izdevatel'stvam. Dve nedeli ego derzhali pod arestom, starayas' izo vseh sil chto-nibud' emu "prishit'". Odnako "prishivat'" bylo absolyutno nechego. Luchshee dokazatel'stvo tomu - istoriya s malen'koj ikonkoj, kotoruyu izyali u Babitskogo i na proshloj nedele dostavili v Moskvu v Muzej Rubleva na ekspertizu. Ochevidno, sledstvie nadeyalos', chto ikona predstavlyaet soboj istoricheskuyu tsennost', i togda Babitskogo mozhno budet obvinit' hotya by v grabezhe ili v kontrabande. K sozhaleniyu, ekspertiza pokazala, chto nikakoj istoricheskoj tsennosti u ikony net, a chto kasaetsya material'noj, to eksperty, kak ni staralis', ne smogli otsenit' ee bol'she chem v desyat' rublej. O chem govorit eta zabavnaya istoriya? O tom, chto Babitskomu nechego bylo inkriminirovat' NEChEGO. I nikakie staraniya sledovatelej nichego ne mogli pribavit'. Tem vremenem v Moskve podnyalsya shum, pro zaderzhanie Babitskogo stalo izvestno, i po zakonu ego sledovalo otpuskat' - on i tak nahodilsya pod strazhej bol'she desyati sutok bez predyavleniya obvineniya. No kak ego vypustit' posle vsego togo, chto s nim delali na fil'tre? Posle togo, kak on uvidel, chto tam proishodilo s drugimi lyud'mi? A tam ved' strashnye veshi tvoryatsya. Polnotsennye pytki inkvizitsii. Srednevekovye zverstva. SMI molchat ob etih fil'trah potomu, chto net dokazatel'stv. A teper', s osvobozhdeniem Babitskogo, takie dokazatel'stva poyavyatsya, i naruzhu vyjdet gadost', kotoruyu vlasti men'she vsego na svete hoteli by obnarodovat'. Predstav'te, chto budet s blagochinnym Sovetom Evropy, kogda on uznaet, chto na fil'trah chechentsam propuskayut tok po genitaliyam! Babitskogo nikak nel'zya bylo vypuskat' na svobodu. Poetomu i byla pridumana mutnaya istoriya s ego obmenom. Komu ego otdali, kakim polevym komandiram? Kto etim zanimalsya, kakoe vedomstvo? Nikto ne priznaetsya. FSB zdes' ni pri chem. Ministr yustitsii Chajka voobshe zayavil, chto u nego vsya informatsiya - iz SMI. Sotrudnikam radio "Svobody" udalos' svyazat'sya s Mashadovym. On skazal, chto uzhe provedeno ofitsial'noe rassledovanie, oprosheny polevye komandiry. Ni u kogo iz nih Babitskogo net. Nikto ego ne obmenival. . . Voobshe, bytuyushee u vlastej predstavlenie o tom, chto Babitskij - vsetselo prochechenskij zhurnalist, kotorogo chechentsy lyubyat i nosyat na rukah, v korne ne sootvetstvuet dejstvitel'nosti. Esli by Putin vnimatel'no poslushal vse reportazhi Babitskogo, on by uvidel, kak mnogo tot govorit o boevikah nelestnogo i zachastuyu dlya nih nepriyatnogo. I za "svoego" ego na toj storone nikto ne schitaet. Uvazhayut za to, chto ne boitsya sobirat' informatsiyu v dejstvitel'no opasnyh mestah. No schitat' "svoim" - takim, chtob spasat' ego lyuboj tsenoj, - ob etom i rechi net. Tem bolee v tyazhelejshie dlya boevikov dni proryva iz Groznogo. . . Komu zhe otdali zhurnalista? V slozhivshejsya situatsii samoe udobnoe dlya vlastej reshenie - otdat' ego tem zhe gantemirovtsam. Oni chechentsy, i esli vsya istoriya potom vyplyvet naruzhu, ofitsial'nye litsa vsegda mogut skazat': my ne znali, chto vot eti chechentsy - ne separatisty, a nashi, gantemirovskie militsionery. Chechentsy oni i est' chechentsy. Predlozhili obmen, my i soglasilis'. . . A uzh gantemirovtsy postarayutsya, chtob Babitskij ne uvidel svobody. Ih uchit' ne nado. Sudya po videozapisi obmena, Babitskij ne znal, kto s chechenskoj storony ego vymenivaet. Lyudi eti byli v maskah, no ved' znakomogo cheloveka legko uznat' i v maske. Odnako na plenke vidno, chto Babitskij ih ne uznal. V Chechne zdorovayutsya harakternym tol'ko dlya chechentsev poluobyatiem, i bez nego nikak ne oboshlos' by, esli by Babitskogo vstrechali ego znakomye. Vmesto obyatiya ego bystro i krepko shvatili za ruku. Naverno, chtob ne ubezhal. . . Konechno, ochen' hotelos' by, chtoby vse konchilos' blagopoluchno i Babitskij vskore poyavilsya by v Moskve tselyj i nevredimyj. No, znaya kovarstvo i podlost' nashih spetssluzhb, na eto, chestno govorya, malo nadezhdy. Tem bolee kogda teryaesh' dar rechi ot potryasayushe tsinichnogo zayavleniya Genprokuratury: "Genprokuratura RF priglashaet A.Babitskogo dlya doprosa. V sluchae neyavki budet obyavlen ego rozysk i sanktsionirovan arest". Yuliya KALININA. *****************************************88 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Feb 16 22:29:01 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA31730 for ; Wed, 16 Feb 2000 22:29:01 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00187; Wed, 16 Feb 00 20:48:41 -0500 Message-Id: <10002170148.AA00187@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexander Kaplan" Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 21:08:24 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Babitsky: Barbarism in Moscow --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Mr. Babitsky is, or was, a courageous correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a private radio service funded by the U.S. Congress. A Russian citizen, 36 years old, he is - we will, in hope, stick to the present ten se - a 10-year-veteran of the radio service. Most recently , he covered Russia's war in Chechnya, reporting from inside the battle zone as few other reporters dared. This allowed him to expose some of the lies the Russian government was spinning in Moscow - about the number of casualties among Russian troops, about the level of suffering among Chechen civilians. This truth-telling infuriated Russian officials, who ransacked Mr. Babitsky's apartment in Moscow and then arrested him in Chechnya. Or at least so it is believed. When Mr. Babitsky first went missing, Russian officials claimed to have no knowledge of his whereabouts. Then they admitted to holding him, claiming, variously, that his documents were not in order or that he had been consorting with the enemy. Then, on Wednesday, they promised to fly Mr. Babitsky to Moscow and release him on condition that he not leave the country, a condition readily accepted by his employers and lawyers - lawyers who, in violation of Russian law, have never been permitted to speak with him. But then on Thursday, Russian officials announced that they had handed Mr. Babitsky to Chechen fighters in a 'trade' for three Russian prisoners of war. Is this last version true? At this point, there's no way to know. Russian television broadcast a brief piece of videotape purporting to show the exchange, but when or under what circumstances the tape was made is unknown. 'I fear he has been killed by the Russians,' says Thomas A. Dine, president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. With their latest story, the Russians would then pin the blame on Chechen fighters. More hopeful scenarios have Mr. Babitsky so badly beaten and tortured that the Russians do not want to release him yet; or actually in the hands of the Chechens, unable yet to contact his wife or employer. If you believe the best - that the Russians are telling the truth - it is monstrous enough. To arrest a journalist because his reporting has given offense; to lie about his detention and then hold him without cause ; finally to sell him to people whom the Russian government considers 'bandits' and 'terrorists' - one can only think that Brezhnev himself would have been ashamed. Why is Mr. Babitsky's fate any more tragic than that of thousands of elderly and infirm civilians now presumed killed by Russian bombs as they huddled in Grozny basements? It's not. But if reporters in the new Russia cannot report honestly without becoming targets of the government, then there's little hope for democracy. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, after meeting Mr. Putin this week, pronounced herself 'impressed' with his 'can-do approach.' If he is indeed in charge, Mr. Putin should account for Mr. Babitsky. Russia's latest story, whether real or phony, has not ended its responsibility in this affair. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Feb 16 22:32:32 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA31744 for ; Wed, 16 Feb 2000 22:32:31 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00255; Wed, 16 Feb 00 21:01:08 -0500 Message-Id: <10002170201.AA00255@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 21:23:55 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: BABITSKY Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- SEE UPDATES At http://www.rferl.org/nca/special/babitsky/index.html [RFE/RL Special Report] ANDREI BABITSKY -- A Biography Andrei Babitsky was born in Moscow on September 26, 1964. He studied philology at Moscow State University. During the perestroika years, Andrei took part in the human rights movement. From 1987-89, he was on the editoial board of Sergei Grigoryant's journal, "Glasnost." As a result of his human rights activism, Babitsky was subject to administrative arrest. Babitsky became a Radio Liberty correspondent in 1989. During the August 1991 putsch, he reported from the Russian White House. He was given an award by the RFE/RL president for "outstanding journalism during the 19-23 August 1991 events when he risked his life." In October 1993, Andrei reported on the burning of the parliament as the RFE/RL parliamentary correspondent. He also covered Tajikistan and north Caucasus hot spots. During the first Chechen war, Babitsky was the RFE/RL special correspondent reporting directly from the war zone. 46rom 1996 until 1999, he worked in Moscow and the north Caucasus. In August 1999 he covered military operations in Dagestan. Reporting from Grozny, Babitsky has been the special RFE/RL correspondent since November 1999. Andrei Babitsky was the only non-Chechen reporter who has stayed in the devastated Chechen capital after the Russian government's attack on Grozny. Andrei Babitsky is married and has two children. Black-White photo by Jaromir Stetina, Epicentrum Agency Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty A9 2000 RFE/RL ===================================================== 5 February 2000 A PUBLIC APPEAL BY YELENA BONNER Respected members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe -- I am turning to you with an unusual request. I call on you to assemble PACE in extraordinary session and to take a position on what has been happening with Andrei Babitsky. Andrei Babitsky was arrested by the Russian military or police and exchanged for two Russian soldiers. A civilian journalist fulfilling his professional duties, he was, after three weeks of complete isolation, handed over in the absence of independent witnesses by representatives of the state into the hands of those whom this state considers to be terrorists and bandits. In taking this step, Russian officials and institutions declared that they no longer had any responsibility for his fate. The highest mission of PACE is the defense of human rights and of all international agreements and conventions directed to that end. In Babitsky's case, many of these were violated by the state. Therefore, I am turning to you with this appeal out of concern for the life of Andrei Babitsky, for the life of hundreds and perhaps even thousands of citizens of Chechnya who are held in the so-called filtration camps, and for those who may be put in these institutions in the future in the course of continuing military operations and the subsequent so-called cleansing of the population. 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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 25 19:48:31 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA32235 for ; Fri, 25 Feb 2000 19:48:31 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12993; Fri, 25 Feb 00 18:23:58 -0500 Message-Id: <10002252323.AA12993@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Dhbarrett@aol.com Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 12:52:18 EST Subject: INFO-RUSS: Health insurance To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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David Barrett Dhbarrett@aol.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 25 19:52:14 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA32248 for ; Fri, 25 Feb 2000 19:52:13 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12977; Fri, 25 Feb 00 18:23:42 -0500 Message-Id: <10002252323.AA12977@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 13:04:13 +0100 From: "Oleg V.ZDAN" To: Info-Russ Subject: INFO-RUSS: VISA AND PASS Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Oleg ZDAN ozdan@fujifilmeurope.de From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 25 19:55:18 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA32256 for ; Fri, 25 Feb 2000 19:55:17 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12983; Fri, 25 Feb 00 18:23:51 -0500 Message-Id: <10002252323.AA12983@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "G. Elbert" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Programmers wanted - NYC(US RESIDENTS only) Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 13:39:39 PST Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Greg g_elbert@hotmail.com ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 25 20:19:56 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA32300 for ; Fri, 25 Feb 2000 20:19:56 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12965; Fri, 25 Feb 00 18:23:26 -0500 Message-Id: <10002252323.AA12965@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 18:37:14 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: "SS Sonnder Kommando" -- from German to Russian Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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It added that the pictures did not prove whether any atrocity had actually taken place. Russia said its military was investigating the matter but the European Union and a top human rights group demanded an independent inquiry. Meanwhile the wife of missing war reporter Andrei Babitsky, who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in Chechnya in mid-January, said he had telephoned from local police headquarters in a neighboring region. Speaking by telephone from the Czech capital Prague, Lyudmila Babitsky told NTV commercial television her husband, who works for US-funded Radio Liberty, was alright and had spent the last month in Chechnya. ``Rebels Buried Temporarily'' Izvestia said the footage, aired on NTV and Western stations, depicted soldiers temporarily burying the bodies of rebels for possible later identification by relatives. They had been bound together, it said, to make it easier to move them. The footage showed servicemen dropping a corpse from a tank and burying a pile of corpses in loose earth. A truck dragged a half-naked corpse through a muddy field. ``The German television company portrayed as 'the murder of prisoners' and 'the savagery of the Russian army' events which in actual fact were not its own work and, in essence, were completely falsified,'' Izvestia said. N24 editor-in-chief Florian Martius insisted his reporter had been at the scene, but declined to say when or where the footage was shot, citing his reporter's safety. ``He was there standing side by side with the guy who took the pictures,'' Martius told Reuters from Munich. ``What we cannot confirm is that these are proof of atrocities.'' Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said: ``Military prosecutors are investigating questions connected with the broadcast of this footage ... . Until the investigation is complete, it would be too early to comment. ``First one must have a clear picture: when were these pictures filmed, where and by whom?'' he told a joint briefing with visiting Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Alvaro Gil-Robles. Gil-Robles said he would be satisfied if Ivanov's assurances of a forthcoming investigation proved true. But EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana wanted an independent inquiry. Missing Reporter Surfaces Babitsky, whose reports from rebel-held Chechnya had infuriated Moscow, had become an issue of international concern. Moscow said a month ago he had been arrested in Chechnya and was then swapped in a prisoner exchange with Chechen rebels. Interfax news agency said Friday Babitsky was detained by police in a cafe in the neighboring Russian region of Dagestan. Neither Babitsky's wife nor Interfax could explain how the reporter had turned up in the Dagestani capital Makhachkala. ``He told me he was at the Interior Ministry press center in Makhachkala. I don't know if anyone brought him there or anything,'' said Lyudmila Babitsky, speaking from the Czech capital Prague, where Radio Liberty is based. Babitsky's reports were among the first to raise Western concern about the conduct of Russia's five-month-long military operation to eradicate separatist rebels Moscow blames for bomb attacks in Russian cities. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 2 19:28:19 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA16185 for ; Thu, 2 Mar 2000 19:28:19 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12607; Thu, 2 Mar 00 16:51:14 -0500 Message-Id: <10003022151.AA12607@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 11:05:36 -0800 From: Igor Vernik To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: health insurance Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- My mom will be visiting us for short time (1-3 months). We would like to get medical insurance in case of emergency (NOT for routine medical care). Does anybody know any good companies (plans)? Thank you, Igor Vernik vernik@hypres.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 2 19:34:57 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA16201 for ; Thu, 2 Mar 2000 19:34:57 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12601; Thu, 2 Mar 00 16:51:11 -0500 Message-Id: <10003022151.AA12601@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 21:39:06 -0500 From: Yuri Knizhnik To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Alexander Gradsky in USA Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, Alexander Gradsky will perform in 10 US cities as part of his first USA tour. Here's the complete schedule of Gradsky's perfromances: Fri, Mar 10, Seattle - Vladimir, (206) 440-7351, lpozen@web3000.com Sat, Mar 11, Palo Alto (SF area) - Leonid, (650) 494-3923, ldukhovny@hotmail.com Sun, Mar 12, Los Angeles - "Afisha", (323) 650-0333, afisha@mediaone.net Fri, Mar 17, Cleveland - "Russian Media", (216) 464-0990 Sat, Mar 18, Chicago - Steve, (847) 564-1363, stevek@tdibatteries.com Sun, Mar 19, Boston - Yury, (617) 965-1673, tabansky@mediaone.net Fri, Mar 24, Washington - Alex, (301) 515-9665, agraynovskiy@geico.com Sat, Mar 25, Philadelphia - "KNIZHNIK", (215) 969-7082, knizhnik@admsystems.upenn.edu Sun, Mar 26, New Jersey (West Orange), "New Stage", (732) 238-2990, newstage@home.com For more information and tickets go directly to http://www.gradsky.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 2 19:53:38 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA16233 for ; Thu, 2 Mar 2000 19:53:38 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12613; Thu, 2 Mar 00 16:51:20 -0500 Message-Id: <10003022151.AA12613@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000 17:06:33 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: BILL OF NO RIGHTS (Fwd) Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted by Forrest, OperaBass@aol.com at the "WoodCentral" Thu Mar 2 2000 BILL OF NO RIGHTS.... We, the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt-ridden, delusional and other liberal bedwetters. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that a whole lot of people were confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim that they require a Bill of No Rights. ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything. ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone - not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc., but the world is full of idiots and probably always will be. ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful, do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy. ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes. ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care. ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair. ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big-screen color TV or a life of leisure. ARTICLE VIII: You don't have the right to demand that our children risk their lives in foreign wars to soothe your aching conscience. We hate oppressive governments and won't lift a finger to stop you from going to fight if you'd like; however, we do not enjoy parenting the entire world, and do not want to spend so much of our time battling each and every little tyrant with a military uniform and a funny hat. ARTICLE IX: You don't have the right to a job. All of us sure want all of you to have one, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful. ARTICLE X: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to pursue happiness- which, by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 3 22:37:42 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA19597 for ; Fri, 3 Mar 2000 22:37:42 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28349; Fri, 3 Mar 00 19:31:27 -0500 Message-Id: <10003040031.AA28349@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 10:04:45 -0600 From: grigory@worldnet.att.net To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: interview in the US embassy Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- My parents are scheduled for an interview in the US Embassy in Moscow. They applied for refugee status over two years ago. They have no clue what to expect there and what interview is about. The general knowledge is that based on the results of the interview US Embassy determines what status to assign to the applicants. If someone had any related experience or knowledge and willing to share it with them, please send email to the grigory@worldnet.att.net Grigory Kanevsky, grigory@worldnet.att.net From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 6 20:15:26 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA27396 for ; Mon, 6 Mar 2000 20:15:25 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12223; Mon, 6 Mar 00 16:01:41 -0500 Message-Id: <10003062101.AA12223@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 16:29:35 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Uhodit ih poezd v Osventsim... Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from "Letters from Russia" by an anonimous author(s) 6 March, 2000 LFR are maintained by Alexei Lipchin http://www.lipchin.com/letters/translit/title.html ***************************************** 6.03.00. Po-vidimomu, rossijskie vojska nesut v Chechne vse bolee tyazhelye poteri. Segodnya s utra soobshaetsya o tom, chto bol'shoj otryad boevikov pytalsya vyrvat'sya iz kotla v Argunskom ushel'e. Pervyj udar prishelsya na rotu pskovskih desantnikov, i oni v boyu poteryali 31 cheloveka. Ofitsial'nye instantsii eti svedeniya ne podtverzhdayut, no i ne oprovergayut. Iz "Obshej gazety" po povodu fil'tratsionnyh lagerej (Eto to, o chem rasskazal Babitskij i chto otritsaetsya ofitsial'no.) ChERNOKOZOVO, ChERNAYa DYRA Pyat' let nazad my vpervye uslyshali o fil'tratsionnyh lageryah. Tol'ko chto vernuvshijsya iz Chechni voennyj obozrevatel' gazety Aleksandr Trushin, dazhe ne nachav rasskazyvat' ob uvidennom tam, obmolvilsya, chto vskore edet obratno: "Nado razuznat' o fil'trah". Redaktsionnaya publika, u kotoroj slovo "fil'tr" prezhde assotsiirovalos' s vodoj iz-pod krana ili motornym maslom, ne znala, chto i dumat'. Togda Sasha poyasnil: "Vot, skazhem, rajon Groznogo. Spetsnaz MVD spuskaetsya v podvaly. V kazhdom podvale lyudi. Vseh, kto, kak polagayut spetsnazovtsy, mozhet nosit' oruzhie, vytaskivayut. Po utverzhdeniyu svidetelej - eto muzhchiny ot 15 do 60 let. Ih svozyat v odno mesto. A dal'she - b'yut. B'yut i prigovarivayut: "Priznavajsya - ty korrektirovshik?" Posle "obrabotki" muzhchin vezut v Mozdok, na vokzal. Tam ih soderzhat v vagonah. Eto i est' fil'tratsionnyj lager'". My obratilis' v kompetentnye organy: razberites'. Razberemsya - zaverili organy. Razbirayutsya do sih por. Pyat' let nazad nashi korrespondenty privezli iz Chechni metallicheskie igolki i shariki. V rajtsentre Shali eti zhelezki, kotorymi byli nachineny upavshie na gorod snaryady, vykosili 70 chelovek. Rossijskaya armiya primenila oruzhie, zapreshennoe Zhenevskoj konventsiej 1981 goda kak antigumannoe. My pokazali "trofei" (tochnee - uliki) byvshemu ministru oborony SSSR, marshalu aviatsii Evgeniyu Shaposhnikovu. "Eto igol'chatye boepripasy, - podtverdil marshal, - oni primenyayutsya bol'shej chast'yu v reaktivnyh sistemah zalpovogo ognya. Takoe oruzhie dejstvitel'no zapresheno pri atakah na naselennye punkty. No u menya net dannyh o ego primenenii v Chechne". Razberites', obratilis' my k ofitsial'nym litsam. Razberemsya - zaverili litsa. Razbirayutsya do sih por. Pyat' let nazad nashi korrespondenty chudom ostalis' zhivy posle zahoda rossijskogo shturmovika na prezidentskij dvorets v tsentre Groznogo. Nakanune ministr oborony Grachev obyavil na ves' mir, chto bombardirovki goroda prekrasheny i voobshe nad vsej Chechnej - bezoblachnoe nebo. "Kak zhe tak? - dopytyvalis' my. - Bombardirovki prekrasheny, a nashi zhurnalisty edva ne pogibli pod bombami". Nam otvetili voprosom na vopros: "Na nih brosili bombu ili pustili raketu?" - Pustili raketu, - utochnili korrespondenty. - Vot vidite, bombezhki vse-taki ne bylo. Nu, nichego - razberemsya. Razbirayutsya do sih por. Pyat' let nazad komissiya po soblyudeniyu prav cheloveka vo glave s ministrom yustitsii Valentinom Kovalevym zaslushivala pokazaniya o primenenii protiv mirnogo chechenskogo naseleniya reaktivnyh ustanovok "Grad" - oruzhiya massovogo porazheniya. Svidetel'stvovali troe - general Bezborodov, general Stolyarov i deputat Zhamsuev. "Eto eshe nado posmotret', kak i gde eti ustanovki primenyayutsya, - zasomnevalsya ministr. - Razberemsya". Razbirayutsya do sih por. Segodnya, spustya pyat' let, my zadaem te zhe voprosy - o "fil'trah", "Gradah", zachistkah, o stradaniyah i gibeli ni v chem ne povinnyh lyudej. . . I slyshim, kak i pyat' let nazad: "Razberemsya". Chto proishodit? Vopros ritoricheskij. Potomu chto lozh' - vernaya sputnitsa i toj, i etoj vojny. Oni pohozhi, i vran'e o nih - odinakovoe. Vprochem, odno printsipial'noe otlichie vse zhe est'. Ran'she nam lgali s oglyadkoj - obshestvo nikak ne hotelo verit' v blagie namereniya vlasti vosstanovit' v Chechne "konstitutsionnyj poryadok". Sejchas lgut vnagluyu - lozh' vostrebovana obshestvom kak protivoyadie ot natsional'nogo unizheniya, kak propagandistskoe obespechenie natsional'noj idei. Ne sluchajno rejting populyarnosti vojny i rejting populyarnosti i.o. prezidenta porazitel'nym obrazom sblizhayutsya. I oba - zashkalivayut. Est' etomu obyasnenie? Razberutsya. ...Aleksandru Galichu prinadlezhat strashnye i tochnye slova: "Nash poezd uhodit v Osventsim - segodnya i ezhednevno". A eshe on napisal: "Za chuzhuyu pechal' nam vozdaetsya ognem i mechom". No "prorokam v svoem Otechestve" nikogda ne bylo very, a Rossiya s zavidnym uporstvom progulivala (i prodolzhaet progulivat') uroki Istorii. Nash poezd opyat' uhodit - segodnya i ezhednevno. V Chernokozo- vo. Nastupaet vremya "otfil'trovannoj" strany? Razberutsya. S nami. . . Vitalij YaROShEVSKIJ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 10 01:28:13 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id BAA03997 for ; Fri, 10 Mar 2000 01:28:13 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26913; Thu, 9 Mar 00 22:24:44 -0500 Message-Id: <10003100324.AA26913@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 22:23:19 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Inna Dzhanibekova Subject: INFO-RUSS: J-2 visa Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Narod! U menia vopros naschet visi dlia moih druzei. On - biolog, priezzhaet na J-1, a zhena ego, phisioterapevt, sootvetstvenno, na J-2. Ja znaju, chto razreshenie na rabotu s J-2 narod poluchaet cherez kakoe-to vremia bez osobih problem, no status J-2 ochen' trudno potom pomeniat' na H-1. Sushestvujut li drugie puti dlia "dependent visa-holder", naprimer, priehat' na B-1 (turisticheskaja), a potom poluchit' J-1 ili H-1 (mne kazhetsia, eto tiazhelee, odnako). Ili est' drugie vozmozhnosti? Zaranee ogromnoe spasibo za informatsiju, Inna. Pozhaluista, pishite na adres: dzhani@earthlink.net From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 10 01:33:50 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id BAA04009 for ; Fri, 10 Mar 2000 01:33:49 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26907; Thu, 9 Mar 00 22:24:40 -0500 Message-Id: <10003100324.AA26907@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 17:52:01 -0500 (EST) From: Grisha Golberg To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sociologicheskoe issledovanie Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Ochen' priznatel'naya Vam, Alena Umanskaya From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 10 01:37:15 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id BAA04017 for ; Fri, 10 Mar 2000 01:37:15 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26919; Thu, 9 Mar 00 22:24:50 -0500 Message-Id: <10003100324.AA26919@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: sayko@usa.net Date: 9 Mar 00 13:24:12 MST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: FizTech looking for a job Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Bulk and surface-induced orientational phase transitions. Influence of stochasticity on magnetic properties. Orientational phase transitions in nematic liquid crystals. Substrate surface-induced ordering (fractal characterization). At present, the accent of my research activity has been shifted to magnetobiology. Publications - More than 20 articles. I would be very grateful for any response to my letter. Yours, Gennadiy Sayko sayko@usa.net ____________________________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 10 01:45:59 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id BAA04031 for ; Fri, 10 Mar 2000 01:45:59 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26962; Thu, 9 Mar 00 22:26:31 -0500 Message-Id: <10003100326.AA26962@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 16:28:55 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: (Fwd) Julii Kim's tour Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Masha _ Chkolnik (718) 941-6338 home 212-246-4343 rab masha.chkolnik@russellresearch.com maria_shkolnik@yahoo.com BILETY: Brooklyn: KASSA " LIRA" (718) 646-1515, (718) 934-2500,(718) 615-1617 RESTORAN "NACIONAL'" (718) 646-1810 Manhattan: KNIZHNYJ MAGAZIN KAMKINA (212) 673-0776 Queens: (718) 805-5803 March 26, Sunday - Philadelphia 2:00 pm DEJA VU,11729 Bustleton Avenue Lyudmila Bet-David (215) 856 96 66 Svetlana (215) 676 4292 March 28, Tuesday - Fair Lawn(New Jersey) 8:00 PM. St. Leon Community Center (at St.Leon Church) 12-61 Saddle River Road - Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/fromzel Len Fromzel (201) 475-1306 home (212) 858-2658 work (201) 970 -5659 cell lfromzel@IBJWhitehall.COM fromzel@csi.com March 31, Friday - Baltimore Milbrook Elementary School, 4300 Crest Heights Rd, Baltimore 21215. Garry Melamud (410) 415-6987 home (410) 997-8700 ext.6905 work gsm@niroinc.com April 1, Saturday - Washington 4:00 pm Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda Aleksandr Grajnovskij (301)515-9665 home (301) 986-3918 work agraynovskiy@compusnet.com agraynovskiy@geico.com April 2, Sunday - Boston Katherina Klimukhina (617) 924-4697 kate@ccs.neu.edu maslov@mediaone.net Alex Kartashov (508) 877 5642 KARTASHOV@mail.hrca.harvard.edu April 5, Wednesday - Cleveland 7:30 Mandel JCC Zhanna Magaram (216) 291 8322 zhanna@stratos.net April 7, Friday - Chicago Slava Kaganovich (847) 564-1363 stevek@tdibatteries.com April 9, Sunday - Detroit Nonna Vaysman (248) 932-4784 nonna.vaysman@eds.com Nonna@kspus.org kspdetroit@aol.com. Asya Semenovich (731) 769-5945 asemenovich@microstrategy.com April 12, Wednesday - Toronto Slava Skorik, (416) 503-8997 s34@rocketmail.com ksp_toronto@hotmail.c= om April 13, Thursday - Ottawa Yakov Flaksman (613) 226-6970 flaksman@hotmail.com April 14, Friday - Montreal Boris Rozenberg (514) 484-1547 cbr.centre@sympatico.ca April 16, Sunday - Vancouver 7:30pm, 8886 Hudson Street, Scottish Cultura= l Centre, Vancouver Marina Kogan (604) 681-0648 rusvan@pacificcoast.net April 17, Monday - Seattle Igor Kouzminykh igor@statsci.com (206) 283-8802 x294 April 19, Wednesday - Denver Yuliya Fridman (303) 750-2349 yfridma@uswest.com April 22, Saturday - Palo Alto(San Francisko) Leonid Dukhovny (650) 494-3923 ldukh@yahoo.com irvr@yahoo.com April 23, Sunday - Los Angeles Dina Remenyuk (805) 522-9507 Dina.Remenyuk@21stcenturyinsurance.com Cactus7777@aol.com Pavel Berlin (818) 705-6733 deepblu@earthlink.net Information support: Page of the American fans KSP and author's songs http: // www.kspus.org VSEMIRNAYA BARDAFISHA Dmitriya Sokolova. Is placed on http: // www.deol.ru/culture/pesnya/; www.bards.ru/ins/afisha.htm; http://ksp.edison.ru/ins/afisha.htm Coordination Igor Gryzlov igorgr@dol.ru From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Mar 14 22:27:58 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA16936 for ; Tue, 14 Mar 2000 22:27:57 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11196; Tue, 14 Mar 00 19:17:55 -0500 Message-Id: <10003150017.AA11196@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Somin, Yefim" To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for accountant Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 16:47:43 -0600 Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Thanks in advance, Yefim Somin ysomin@bmc.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Mar 14 22:31:19 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA16953 for ; Tue, 14 Mar 2000 22:31:19 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11190; Tue, 14 Mar 00 19:17:50 -0500 Message-Id: <10003150017.AA11190@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 14:20 +0200 From: To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Search for a job outside of *** Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear subscribers, I am looking for a job as a Statistical Programmer/Analyst. Locations prefered: USA (East Coast); Canada; Europe (France). Programming languages: SAS, Fortran (Unix/VMS). Languages: Russian, English, Hebrew, French. M.Sc - 1986; 'Ekonomicheskaya Kibernetika', Department of Economics, Moscow State University. Currently finishing Ph.D at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Statistics. Title of Thesis: 'Event history analysis accounting for measurement errors and missing data'. Natalia Tsibel. natalia@vms.huji.ac.il From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Mar 14 22:32:58 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA16961 for ; Tue, 14 Mar 2000 22:32:58 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11184; Tue, 14 Mar 00 19:17:45 -0500 Message-Id: <10003150017.AA11184@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 14:07:27 +0200 (IST) From: Itzhak Fishov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: PostDoc Position in Israel Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- POSTDOCTORAL POSITION A one year postdoctoral fellowship, with the option of extending it to another year, pending mutual interest to continue interaction. The position is open from March, 2000. Research topics: 1. Interaction between antiangiogenic drugs and the heparin binding growth factor - bFGF. 2. Interaction of bacterial DNA replication intiator protein - DnaA with membranes. Experience required: biophysical chemistry, protein conformation, proteo-lipid interaction (including reconstitution in liposomes), steady-state and time and phase-resolved spectrofluorometry - on a high level. Send CV, publications and 2 recommendations to: Prof Parola and Dr.Pines, Chemistry department, or Dr. Itzhak Fishov, Dept of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel, FAX: 97276472943; email: aparola@bgumail.bgu.ac.il FAX: 972-7-472890; email: fishov@bgumail.bgu.ac.il ********************************************************************** Itzhak Fishov, Ph. D. * Phone: 972-7-6461368(office) Department of Life Sciences * 972-7-6472669(lab) Ben-Gurion University of the Negev * Fax: 972-7-6472890 P.O.B. 653, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel * email: fishov@bgumail.bgu.ac.il From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Mar 15 19:34:49 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA19499 for ; Wed, 15 Mar 2000 19:34:49 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26784; Wed, 15 Mar 00 18:07:24 -0500 Message-Id: <10003152307.AA26784@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Mikhail Teterin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Ostanovite krovoprolitie v Chechne To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 10:24:39 -0500 (EST) Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. ================================================================= Folks, most wholeheartedly I support the letter of Misha Teterin, see below. The letter is the almost the same as the old one; it is the Russian government, looters and killers, that keeps using the same old hatred and bloodshed to their own ends. -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu ================================================================= Druz'ya, Proshu posetit' http://virtual-estates.net/ch/ (koi-8) libo http://virtual-estates.net/ch/index-lat.html (latinitsa) i ostavit' svoju podpis' pod pis'mom prizyvajuschim zastavit' Rossiju prekratit' ocherednuju Kavkazskuju vojnu, tochnee boinyu. Budu priznatelen, esli vy takzhe soobschite ob @tom URL vashim znakomym kotorye ne podpisany na info-russ. Na samom dele, tekst pis'ma sostavlennyj pyat' let nazad info-russ coordinatorom, Aleksandrom Kaplanom, http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/topresident.html i podpisannyj togda okolo 250 lyudej na udivlenie aktualen segodnya, za isklyucheniem imen nekotoryx chinovnikov pravitel'stva SShA. -mi (Mikhail Teterin mi@kot.ne.mediaone.net) Dlya vashego predvaritel'nogo oznakomleniya, ya privozhu zdes' text novogo pis'ma (to est' staryi text Kaplana plyus novaya pervaya fraza): ================================================================= Dear Mr. President and Mr. Vice-President: Dear Senators and Congressmen: Five years ago we expressed our concerns on this matter and now have to draw your attention to it one more time. We want to express our grave concerns over the war by Russia against the break-away republic of Chechnya and the position of the United States on what is happening. The war waged by the Russian government and its military largely against the civilian population is a violation of human rights on a grand scale, bordering on genocide. The losses among the population are tremendous; hundreds of thousands of people, including women and children, have become refugees. There is no justification whatsoever for the Russian government to methodically murder civilians. To maintain that what is happening is the internal matter of the Russian government, is to greatly encourage its criminal behavior. The United States Government must use all its clout to stop the war -- possibly by warning the Russian government that all financial aid, all agreements advancing Russia's interests, will be suspended or canceled altogether if the war continues. We are asking you to use all the means available to you to influence the Russian government to terminate the war. We are also asking you to promote a peaceful settlement of the conflict through appropriate international bodies. Sincerely yours, ================================================================= From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 17 19:36:19 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA25325 for ; Fri, 17 Mar 2000 19:36:19 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26286; Fri, 17 Mar 00 17:10:36 -0500 Message-Id: <10003172210.AA26286@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alex Stone" Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 17:00:21 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: help wanted in DC/VA area Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Crystal Material Research using Optical Techniques and Devices Crystal Growth Methods Thin/Thick Film Deposition/Process Development Vacuum Technology Optical Material Processing Analyze Various Problems to Optimize Acousto-Optic Devices Proposal Writing Position Available: Design Engineer Job Description:Design, develop, and test new devices and concepts in the field of acousto-optic technology It is preferred that successful candidates have knowledge/experience in at least some of the listed categories. Acousto-Optic Design Acousto-Optic Device Applications Acousto-Optic Materials Thin Film Design Fiber Optics/ WDM (wavelength division multiplexing) Proposal Writing/Submission To apply for this opportunity, please submit your resume to: Isomet Corporation Attn: Mr. Jerry Rayburn 5263 Port Royal Road Springfield, VA. 22151 Tel: 703-321-8301 Fax: 703-321-8546 Email: isomet@isomet.com For the curriculum vitae description or your resume use this address: astone@isomet.com Regards, Alex Stone From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 17 19:39:42 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA25332 for ; Fri, 17 Mar 2000 19:39:42 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26292; Fri, 17 Mar 00 17:10:40 -0500 Message-Id: <10003172210.AA26292@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexander Kaplan" Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 16:48:51 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Horse's Ass, "ot Remula do Roma"...:-) Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- =========================================================== Sorry, folks, I couldn't stand forwarding it.... Coordinator =========================================================== Space Shuttle, Horse's Ass... The US standard railroad gauge (width between the two rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and the US railroads were built by English expatriates. Why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that's the gauge they used. Why did "they" use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons which used that wheel spacing. Okay! Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance roads in England, because that's the spacing of the wheel ruts. So who built those old rutted roads? The first long distance roads in Europe (and England) were built by Imperial Rome for their legions. The roads have been used ever since. And the ruts in the roads? Roman war chariots first formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for (or by) Imperial Rome, they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing. The United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches derives from the original specification for an forever. So the next time you are handed a specification and wonder what horse's ass came up with it, you may be exactly right, because the Imperial Roman war chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the back ends of two war horses. Thus, we have the answer to the original question. Now the twist to the story.............. There's an interesting extension to the story about railroad gauges and horses' behinds. When we see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah. The engineers who designed the SRBs might have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad line from the factory had to run through a tunnel in the mountains. The SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track is about as wide as two horses' behinds. So, the major design feature of what is arguably the world's most advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a Horse's Ass! From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 27 01:27:35 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id BAA17370 for ; Mon, 27 Mar 2000 01:27:35 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09877; Sun, 26 Mar 00 21:56:43 -0500 Message-Id: <10003270256.AA09877@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 16:20:39 +0200 (IST) From: "leon.koll@orbotech.com" Subject: INFO-RUSS: need e-mail contact in Ryazan Status: O Apparently-To: tri68nbrs1@epsilon.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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TIA, -- Leon Koll leon.koll@Orbotech.COM From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 27 01:31:27 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id BAA17380 for ; Mon, 27 Mar 2000 01:31:27 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09883; Sun, 26 Mar 00 21:56:54 -0500 Message-Id: <10003270256.AA09883@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Mikhail Teterin Subject: INFO-RUSS: the signature drive To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 01:25:10 -0500 (EST) Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Thanks, -mi Mikhail Teterin mi@kot.ne.mediaone.net From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 27 01:34:17 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id BAA17391 for ; Mon, 27 Mar 2000 01:34:16 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09908; Sun, 26 Mar 00 21:57:14 -0500 Message-Id: <10003270257.AA09908@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Gregory Kucherov Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2000 14:17:42 +0200 (CEST) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: summer stay in the US for a french/russian teen Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Gregory Kucherov --- LORIA phone: (+33-0) 03.83.59.30.21 615, rue du Jardin Botanique fax: (+33-0) 03.83.27.83.19 54602 Villers-les-Nancy e-mail: Gregory.Kucherov@loria.fr FRANCE URL: http://www.loria.fr/~kucherov/ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 27 01:37:18 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id BAA17398 for ; Mon, 27 Mar 2000 01:37:17 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09895; Sun, 26 Mar 00 21:57:07 -0500 Message-Id: <10003270257.AA09895@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "ilia shor" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for UNIX system administratior position in NJ Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 17:44:23 PST Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Full time System administration is on: HP-UX 9.05, 10.10, 10.20 SPARC and Ultra machines/SunOS, Solaris 2.5.1, 2.6 Can anybody who works for any company, forward my resume to an appropriate official (I'm talking about Central NJ only)? Thanks in advance, Irina. ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 27 01:53:36 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id BAA17434 for ; Mon, 27 Mar 2000 01:53:36 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09889; Sun, 26 Mar 00 21:57:00 -0500 Message-Id: <10003270257.AA09889@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 20:25:40 -0800 (PST) From: misha pevzner Subject: INFO-RUSS: UCSJ Action Alert To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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The head of the Kaluga Psychiatric Hospital, who remains at his post today, was responsible for the psychiatric detention of several Soviet dissidents. Over the past year in Russia, a well known journalist and some religious minorities have been threatened with or placed in psychiatric detention. Neverovsky may become the latest victim of this gruesome Soviet practice, which seems to be making a come back. It appears that rather than bring his case back for another trial, the Obninsk authorities are leaning towards declaring Neverovsky insane and throwing away the key. Background Information Dmitry Neverovsky is a young (26) Jewish man from the Russian city of Obninsk in the Kaluga region. He is a member of the Antimilitary Radical Association, a local advocacy organization. He has consistently stated his refusal to serve in the Russian military's brutal war in Chechnya. His mother, Tatyana Kotlyar, is a deputy of the Obninsk City Council and the head of the Obninsk Regional Group for the Defense of Rights, a participating member in the joint Moscow Helsinki Group/UCSJ regional human rights monitoring project. On November 25, 1999 Neverovsky was convicted of refusing military service (Article 328, part 1 of the Criminal Code) and sentenced to two years in prison by the Obninsk City Court. He has been incarcerated ever since. According to the U.S. State Department, conditions in Russian detention centers and prisons are so harsh that between 10-20,000 prisoners died last year, mostly from poor health caused by overcrowding and disease. Neverovsky has been placed in a freezing punishment cell twice and on one occasion beaten by a guard. Although antisemitism has not been proven as a motive for prosecution, the fact that in December 1998 the Russian government classified Kaluga as a region with particularly high levels of extremist antisemitic activity means that antisemitic motives in this case cannot be ruled out. Legal Issues The Russian Constitution (Article 59, Part 3) guarantees the right to alternative service, but no federal law regulating alternative service has ever been passed. However, the Constitutional Court ruled on May 22, 1996 that a person requesting alternative service cannot be prosecuted for evading military service. Immediate Action Requested Please write to Acting President Vladimir Putin asking that charges against Neverovsky be immediately dropped in accordance with the Russian Constitution's guarantee of alternative civilian service. PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAILS TO action@ucsj.com or FAX a letter to our national office at (202) 775-9776 or SEND LETTERS to: UCSJ, 1819 H. St., NW Suite 230, Washington, D.C. 20006. We will then collect and forward your appeals to the relevant authorities. PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS EMAIL AS WIDELY AS POSSIBLE. Sample Letter The Honorable Vladimir V. Putin Acting President of the Russian Federation The Kremlin Moscow Dear Mr. Putin: I am writing on behalf of Dmitry Neverovsky, a young man from Obninsk, Kaluga Oblast who on November 25, 1999 was sentenced to two years in prison by the Obninsk City Court for refusing military service (Article 328, Part 1 of the Criminal Code). He remains in custody today in the Kaluga Oblast Prison. On March 3, 2000, the Obninsk City Court sent Neverovsky's case back to prosecutors for further investigation and ordered that he undergo a psychiatric examination. The decision of the Obninsk City Court was a clear violation of Mr. Neverovsky's constitutional right to alternative civilian service. At his first trial, Mr. Neverovsky stated that because of his convictions, he could not serve in the military and insisted that he be allowed to serve alternative civilian service in line with his constitutionally guaranteed rights. Article 59, Part 3 of the Russian Constitution states that, "A citizen of the Russian Federation whose convictions and faith are at odds with military service, and also in other cases stipulated by the federal law shall have the right to the substitution of alternative civil service for military service." In addition, the Constitutional Court ruled on May 22, 1996 that the constitutional right to alternative civilian service must be respected whether or not corresponding federal legislation exists. Neverovsky has been twice placed in an unheated punishment cell and was hit by a prison guard with a club. The psychiatric test that the judge ordered at the urging of the prosecutor appears to be a ploy by the local authorities to avoid a retrial by declaring Neverovsky insane and placing him in psychiatric detention, where he may be subjected to other forms of pressure and mistreatment. Mr. Putin, it is clear that the actions of the Obninsk law enforcement authorities are in violation of the Russian Constitution. In line with your government's stated commitment to rule of law and reform, I respectfully ask that you intercede in the case of Dmitry Neverovsky and ensure that the unconstitutional charges that the Obninsk law enforcement authorities have brought against him be immediately dropped. Sincerely, Name Address or Home Country and City __________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 30 16:30:02 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id QAA28414 for ; Thu, 30 Mar 2000 16:30:01 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09978; Thu, 30 Mar 00 13:06:28 -0500 Message-Id: <10003301806.AA09978@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Inna Dzhanibekova" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: Trying to find people Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 04:06:02 -0500 Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 30 16:38:34 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id QAA28436 for ; Thu, 30 Mar 2000 16:38:33 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09984; Thu, 30 Mar 00 13:06:32 -0500 Message-Id: <10003301806.AA09984@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 09:53:00 -0800 (PST) From: alexandra grinfeld Subject: INFO-RUSS: SUMMER JOB NEEDED To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, My name is Alexandra (Sasha). I am a bilingual (Russian/Enfgish) student looking for a summer job (preferably for cash). Any state will do. I am a responsible and hardworking person. My experience in the States: cashier, sandwich maker, waitress, retail (gift shop), cleaning, nanny. My experience in Russia: English teacher in elementary school in Moscow. My education: (1) Moscow Teachers University; graduated with majors in English and biology. (2) Lakeland Community College (currently enrolled in business program). Thanks in advance for your help. Alexandra (Sasha) Grinfeld sashal23@yahoo.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 30 17:38:51 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id RAA28567 for ; Thu, 30 Mar 2000 17:38:51 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09990; Thu, 30 Mar 00 13:06:39 -0500 Message-Id: <10003301806.AA09990@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 17:41:28 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sabject: INFO-RUSS: Bykov intervuiuet Babitskogo Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- The text below is an excerpt from "Letters from Russia" of March 29'2000 by an anonimous author(authors?), maintained by Alex Lipchin at http://www.lipchin.com/ These letters appear DAILY! --------------------------------------------------------------------- 29.03.00. Iz "Moskovskogo komsomol'tsa" : "Ukaz o pereimenovanii goroda Sankt-Peterburg v Sankt- Putinburg". ================================================ Intreview Bykova s Andreem Babitskim. Korrespondent radio "Svoboda" Andrej Babitskij - segodnya samyj izvestnyj rossijskij zhurnalist v mire. Tak poluchilos'. Sam on men'she vsego hotel proslavit'sya takim obrazom - dazhe samye tsinichnye ego opponenty ne dumayut, chto Babitskij vyigral ot etoj istorii. Za svoyu nyneshnyuyu slavu, beschislennye besedy v zarubezhnoj presse i priglashenie vystupit' na Sovete Evropy on zaplatil po polnoj programme. - Prezhde vsego - ya ochen' rad, chto ty zhiv. - Ya tozhe. - V eto mnogie ne verili. - Ya tozhe. Ya by ne udivilsya, uznav, chto zaklyuchalis' pari. I byli vremena, kogda za svoyu zhizn' ya ne postavil by, kak govoril odin personazh, i dohloj koshki. - Ty verish' v to, chto Raduev nachal davat' pokazaniya o sentyabr'skih teraktah? - Dlya.menya prakticheski nesomnenno, chto lyudi, imevshie otnoshenie k etim vzryvam, prohodili podgotovku na bazah Hattaba. Ni dlya kogo ne sekret, chto Raduev byl v sentyabre oppozitsionno nastroen i k Basaevu, i k Hattabu. Poetomu ne dumayu, chto on mozhet skazat' ob etih vzryvah chto-to eksklyuzivnoe. Ya neploho znayu Radueva lichno. On chelovek ochen' iskrennij, no putanyj, mnogie svoi zayavleniya delayushij v sostoyanii ekzal'tatsii i chasto menyayushij ubezhdeniya. Pered samoj vojnoj on rezko osudil vahhabitov, provel v Groznom neskol'ko strannyh mitingov, gde prizyval k vojne s nimi. Dazhe prislal Troshevu pis'mo s predlozheniem obedinit' usiliya. Voobshe v poslednee vremya vliyanie Radueva bylo neveliko - u nego, po-moemu, net deneg, chtoby soderzhat' krupnye formirovaniya. Chto kasaetsya eksklyuziva - ya byl v Groznom, privez semki, sdelannye pod obstrelami, pod bombami. Nichego sverhsekretnogo ne znayu ni o sentyabr'skih teraktah, ni o vtorzhenii vahhabitov v Dagestan. Bolee togo, dazhe esli eto vtorzhenie dejstvitel'no inspirirovano spetssluzhbami. . . - Ay tebya est' osnovaniya dlya takogo vyvoda? - Da, ya etogo ne isklyuchayu. I Udugov, i rukovoditeli vahhabitskih formirovanij imeli tesnye kontakty s rossijskimi spetssluzhbami. Inoe delo, chto ukorenivshiesya predstavleniya - mol, v Chechnyu shli ogromnye den'gi, eto byl pryamoj podkup - tozhe neverny. Den'gi shli, no oni byli glavnym obrazom kriminal'nogo proishozhdeniya, I potom, dazhe esli dopustit', chto vtorzhenie v Dagestan bylo inspirirovano, - razve eto snimaet vinu s vahhabitov? Ty budesh' otvechat' pered Bogom za to, chto sdelal. Za pohisheniya lyudej, za ubijstva. I to, chto tebya kto-to podstrekal ili podkupal, ne posluzhit opravdaniem. Ya govoril eto s samogo nachala, tak chto delat' iz menya prochechenskogo zhurnalista dovol'no smeshno. Dostatochno prochitat' moi reportazhi na sajte "Svobody". Chechenskaya etika predstavlyaetsya mne arhaichnoj. Nikogda ne idealiziroval chechenskuyu gosudarstvennost'. S samogo nachala vtoroj kampanii govoril (i eto edinstvennoe, chto moglo vyzvat' razdrazhenie vlastej): eta vojna nachata krajne neakkuratno. Sredstva ee vedeniya ne sootvetstvuyut tselyam. Glavnoj ee zhertvoj stalo mirnoe naselenie, a vovse ne boeviki. Kogda menya doprashivali v Alhan-Kale posle aresta, vse vremya interesovalis', gde shtaby boevikov. Ya etogo ne znal, zato ochen' horosho znal, v kakih kvartalah bol'she vsego mirnyh zhitelej po podvalam. Sotni i sotni lyudej - ya spetsial'no snimal snachala podvaly, potom tablichki s adresami. I gotov byl pokazat' federalam, chtoby eti kvartaly ne trogali ili hot' shadili. No kak raz eta informatsiya nikogo iz voennyh ne zainteresovala. . . Vot i vsya moya "prochechenskaya pozitsiya". I potom, ya ignoriroval pravila igry, kotorye v etoj vojne ustanovleny dlya zhurnalistov. Menya uprekayut v poddelke pasporta, k izgotovleniyu kotorogo ya ne imel nikakogo otnosheniya, - no v chem ya dejstvitel'no vinovat, tak eto v poddelke akkreditatsij obedinennoj gruppirovki. Tem bolee chto eto bylo neslozhno. My s neskol'kimi druz'yami-zhurnalistami - takaya chisto huliganskaya kompaniya - delali na komp'yutere eti blanki, staratel'no vyvodili podpis' "Baranov" i razdavali vsem podryad. Eshe odno narushenie pravil - to, chto my peshkom, cherez gory, poperlis' v Groznyj. A samym otvratitel'nym, veroyatno, pokazalos' to, chto iz zhurnalistov ya ostalsya v Groznom prakticheski odin i prodolzhal peredavat', chto tam - tysyachi i tysyachi mirnyh zhitelej. Ya stoprotsentno ubezhden, chto nikto menya ne karaulil, ne zhdal spetsial'no. Popalsya, potomu chto krajne neudachno vyshel iz Groznogo. Byli drugie varianty, no ya ostavil zagranichnyj pasport i drugie dokumenty v Staroj Sunzhe - boyalsya nesti vse eto v gorod - i vernulsya za nimi. Voobshe posle Groznogo byla kakaya-to strannaya ejforiya, oshushenie, chto vojna skoro zakonchitsya. I potom, my neskol'ko raz udachno proshli tuda-obratno, dumali, chto smozhem tak zhe dejstvovat' i v dal'nejshem. . . Ya i v Chernokozovo okazalsya ne potomu, chto lovili imenno menya, a prosto kakomu-to polkovniku ne ponravilos', chto iz Groznogo vypolz nepriyatnogo vida zhurnalist, i on reshil menya primerno nakazat'. Vot i vse. Esli by vlast' ponimala, v kakoj skandal vlyapyvaetsya, - menya spokojno preprovodili by v Mozdok, a potom vernuli v Moskvu i perekryli lyubye dostupy v Chechnyu. Sdelat' eto neslozhno. V sluchae so mnoj proyavilos' polnoe otsutstvie fantazii. Funktsii glavnogo usmiritelya vzyal na sebya Rushajlo. Chelovek etot bol'she privyk k missii ispolnitelya, nezheli stsenarista. Poetomu on i razrabotal takoj bezdarnyj stsenarij, stoivshij, navernoe, neskol'kih let zhizni moej zhene. - A v Chernokozovo tebya dejstvitel'no zastavlyali pet'? - Bred. Voobshe to, chto zapisal so slov ochevidtsev moj priyatel' i sosed Sanya Evtushenko iz "Komsomolki" - eto na devyanosto dva protsenta nepravda, no ya ego ponimayu. On za menya ochen' perezhival, emu kazhdaya informatsiya kazalas' vazhnoj, krovotochashej, - tak chto pochti vse tam neverno, no ya ne hochu ego ni v chem obvinyat'. - A posle tak nazyvaemogo obmena ty srazu ponyal, chto nahodish'sya ne u boevikov, a pod kontrolem s nashej storony? - Snachala ya byl uveren, chto popal k kakim-to melkim banditam. Poetomu kazhdyj den' zhdal ili smerti, ili chego-to huzhe smerti. Takih veshej mnogo, oni raznoobrazny. Sobstvenno, eto i byli melkie bandity, prosto teper' ya znayu ih nachal'nika. - Adam Deniev? - Net, ministr vnutrennih del Rossii. Informirovannye kollegi rasskazyvayut, chto na moyu dal'nejshuyu sud'bu byli dve tochki zreniya. Odni lyudi - partiya imidzhmejkerov vo glave s Lesinym pytalas' ubedit' Putina, chto nado ostavit' Babitskogo v pokoe. Rushajlo nastaival, chto zarvavshegosya zhurnalista nado primerno nakazat' i chto on s etim spravitsya sam. Spravilsya on bezobrazno. Nachat' s togo, chto menya pomestili k storonnikam sovershenno sumasshedshego cheloveka - uzhe nazvannogo Adama Denieva. Emu let sorok, k Rossii on krajne loyalen, eshe s proshloj kampanii vystupal za Chechnyu v ee sostave. Dazhe sredi chechentsev u nego reputatsiya ne prosto krajne ekzal'tirovannogo, no psihicheski nezdorovogo. Naprimer, on ubezhdal svoih storonnikov, chto mozhet voskresit' cheloveka posle ego smerti. Odin iz nih tut zhe udaril sebya nozhom v grud', chtoby Deniev prodemonstriroval svoi sposobnosti. Tot stal prodelyvat' kakie-to passy - no, estestvenno, bezrezul'tatno. Togda on skazal, chto dusha etogo cheloveka v rayu i ej tak horosho, chto ona ne hochet vozvrashat'sya. . . Ya ne znayu, naskol'ko eto dostoverno - mne etu istoriyu rasskazali chechentsy, no i sama po sebe ona svidetel'stvuet o tom, kakoj u nego imidzh v ih glazah. Pri etom den'gi u nego ogromnye, on aktivno tirazhiruet svoyu bezumnuyu gazetu "Adamalla", kassety so svoimi propovedyami. . . Nikakogo vesa on v Chechne ne imeet, - tak chto vybor byl proval'nyj s samogo nachala. U nego ne bolee dvadtsati pyati - tridtsati storonnikov, oni razmeshayutsya v Avturah, gde menya i derzhali. Eto selenie u vhoda v Vedenskoe ushel'e, ryadom s Serzhen-Yur- tom. - Skazhi, a fraza "My svoih ne brosaem" pri obmene dejstvitel'no byla proiznesena? - Da. Ona-to menya srazu i nastorozhila. Atgeriev, ot imeni kotorogo proizvodilsya obmen, - chelovek po krajnej mere umnyj, on znaet, chto bol'she vsego ya dorozhu reputatsiej nezavisimogo zhurnalista. I chechentsy,esli uzh na to poshlo, dolzhny byt' v nej zainteresovany. - Dlya bol'shinstva telezritelej tvoya istoriya oborvalas' v tot moment, kak tebya dostatochno grubo shvatili i proiznesli etu frazu - naschet "Svoih ne brosaem". Chto dal'she- to bylo? - Dal'she menya posadili v mashinu, nadeli shapku na glaza. Chelovek s perednego siden'ya sprosil, ne zaverbovan li ya. Ya otvetil: "A chto, esli zaverbovan, to srazu priznayus'?" Dal'she byli tri nedeli, samye dlya menya nepriyatnye, - kogda ya ne ponimal, chto so mnoj proishodit, i kazhdyj den' prokruchival v golove desyatki versij. Eto bylo dovol'no paranoidal'noe zanyatie, no drugih ne bylo. Noch'yu menya vyvodili v ubornuyu, a dnem ya chital - u menya byl s soboj Origen, "Protiv Tsel'sa", potom oni mne prinesli "Krasnoe i chernoe". . . Krutil svoi versii. I molilsya. V pervyj moment ya predpolozhil, chto eto bandity, poteryavshie svyaz' s Atgerievym i reshivshie, chto ya stal ih sobstvennost'yu. Trebovaniya oni vydvigali kazhdyj den' raznye - to est' neponyatno bylo, chto so mnoj delat'. Sperva potrebovali, chtoby ya nagovoril na videoplenku,chto u menya vse normal'no. Ya postaralsya eto sdelat' tak, chtoby vse ponyali, do kakoj stepeni vse normal'no. - Tebe eto udalos'. - Dumayu, da. . . Kstati, nikakogo kodovogo smysla ya ni v odnu iz fraz ne vkladyval - prosto potomu, chto ne znal, kto budet etu plenku smotret'. Estestvenno, ya ne predpolagal, chto ona popadet na "Svobodu". Semok bylo neskol'ko, bol'shinstvo ne poyavilos' nigde. . . Potom menya poprosili skazat', chto ya ostayus' v Chechne soznatel'no i trebuyu obmenyat' menya na plennyh, zahvachennyh federal'nymi vlastyami. Tam ya tozhe postaralsya ispol'zovat' formulirovki, kotorye by pokazali vsyu nasil'stvennost' etogo zayavleniya - ono im ne ponravilos' i nikuda v itoge ne popalo. Oni voobshe mnogo chego trebovali - ya delal vse. Bylo yasno, chto ishut variant: to li ubit', to li prodat'. . . Govorili kakie-to sovershenno sumasshedshie veshi: "Tebya otkazalsya vzyat' Hattab", "Tebya hotyat vzyat' vahhabity". . . - Ty znal, chto eto Avtury? - Net, oni vse vremya menya ubezhdali, chto eto Duba-Yurt. Byli dva ohrannika, vse vremya uspokaivavshih menya, - sovershenno normal'nye rebyata. I byli dva idiota, kotorye, sobstvenno, mnoyu i zanimalis': odin - chechenets, vtoroj - russkij. Russkij etot (ego nazyvali Sashej) rasskazyval, chto on byvshij sovetskij ofitser, popal v plen na afganskoj vojne, sem' let provel v Pakistane, potom voeval v obe kavkazskie kampanii na chechenskoj storone. . . Poskol'ku u nego bylo ogromnoe bryuho, dlya menya ego uchastie v voennyh dejstviyah somnitel'no. Chelovek na vojne srazu hudeet. - Kstati, a ty mnogo sbrosil za eti dva mesyatsa? - Dvadtsat' kilogrammov. Nu vot, i poka ya tam sidel, v etom dome v Avturah, absurdnye trebovaniya prodolzhalis' vse vremya. To ya dolzhen byl skazat', chto trebuyu vstrechi s Ben-Ladenom ili ego predstavitelem. To zayavit', chto obyavlyayu vechnuyu vojnu Rossii i Amerike. Oni potrebovali snachala pod diktovku russkogo zapisat' etot tekst, a potom proiznesti ego v kameru. Govorili oni so mnoj dostatochno otkrovenno - za tri nedeli ya uzhe stal dlya nih pochti svoj, oni byli ubezhdeny, chto ya slomlen. A eto i bylo liniej moego povedeniya - ya s Chernokozovo, gde mne v kazhdom sokamernike videlas' podsadnaya utka, tol'ko i govoril vsem, chto posle vozvrasheniya v Moskvu nemedlenno uvolyus' s radio, broshu zhurnalistiku, uedu v derevnyu. . . Ya i v Avturah ponimal: privychka lomat' lyudej u nih est'. Im nuzhno bylo uslyshat' hrust moego pozvonochnika. - Ty uveren, chto vse eto vremya oni poluchali ukazaniya neposredstvenno ot nashih organov? - Chto kontakty byli - ya uveren. Tam, kstati, ryadom Shali, ya ne isklyuchayu, chto shalinskaya FSB kak- to uchastvovala. . . Nu vot tebe primer: odnazhdy russkij ohrannik, etot mudilo v maske. . . nichego, chto ya ego mudiloj nazyvayu? - Pozhalujsta-pozhalujsta. - On pripersya odnazhdy so svezhej gazetoj. . . etoj, gde golye baby vse vremya, kak ona nazyvaetsya? - "Ekspress"? - Da, tochno. Nu otkuda v Chechne svezhij "Ekspress"? Da etot tolstyj sam priznavalsya, chto on - spetsial'no, chtoby bolee uspeshno voevat' protiv federalov - ustraivalsya na kakuyu-to dolzhnost' v shtabe Koshmana. . . - I kak eto konchilos'? - Oni mne vse vremya govorili, chto otpravyat menya v Baku. Posle dvuh nedel' v Chernokozovo i treh v Avturah u menya poyavilos' neskol'ko paranoidal'noe oshushenie, chto doveryat' nel'zya nikomu, a predpolagat' mozhno vse. Tak chto pochemu imenno Baku - sudit' ne berus'. Snachala oni menya povezli v Mahachkalu, tam dovol'no sil'no pili na kakoj-to okraine, noch'yu hodili v banyu. . . Potom popytalis' provezti v Azerbajdzhan cherez KPP, prichem veli sebya tam kak hozyaeva. Vidimo, prosto nachal'stvo ne uspelo predupredit' pogranichnika. - Tam tebya ne propustili iz- za poddel'nogo pasporta? - On ne byl poddel'nym, vot v chem delo. On izgotovlen v MVD, prosto tam ne hvatalo kakoj-to odnoj pechati, chto ya rossijskij grazhdanin. On byl ne fal'shiv, a nedooformlen. A eti dvoe, poproshavshis' so mnoj, pozvonili na blizhajshij punkt GAI, tozhe kak svoi, - chtoby nas propustili. Ya sel v mashinu k provodniku, vyehali my v kakoe-to pole, i tam ya ego ugovarival chasov pyat', vsyacheski kosil pod boevika - mne v etom nemalo posposobstvovali shramy. - Kstati, otkuda oni u tebya? - A eto ya neskol'ko let nazad po sil'noj p'yani na mashine vpililsya v derevo. Nikakogo otnosheniya k Chechne. . . Ya emu vnushil, chto lyudi, kotorye menya privezli, podgotovili perehod ochen' ploho. I ugovoril vezti menya obratno v Mahachkalu. Ponimaesh', ya byl v polnoj uverennosti, chto menya nikto ne znaet v litso. Otkuda mne bylo dogadat'sya, chto vokrug etoj istorii stol'ko shuma? No naryad militsii, kotoryj menya vzyal, okazalsya v kurse. Dal'she ty vse znaesh'. . . - Slushaj, u tebya net nekotoroj. . . blagodarnosti k Putinu, kotoryj odnoj frazoj tebya osvobodil? - Nikakih lichnyh chuvstv k Putinu u menya net. Ya znayu, chto etot chelovek vedet bezobraznuyu vojnu. - Ty napishesh' knigu o svoej istorii? - Da, ee zakazalo frantsuzskoe izdatel'stvo, i u menya vpervye poyavilsya komp'yuter, chtoby ee napisat'. . . Da, sobstvenno, chto nazyvat' istoriej? Ya nikoim obrazom ne oshushayu sebya geroem, ya prosto okazalsya tam, gde sejchas proishodyat pozornye dlya moej strany veshi. I kakie-to iz nih v rezul'tate stali zametnee. - A kstati. Putin skazal, chto ty dovol'no vygodno prodal svoj informatsionnyj produkt. V smysle - sdelal emu horoshuyu reklamu. Kak naschet vygody? - Ploho naschet vygody. Eto ego dezinformiroval kto-to. Vse semki, kotorye ya privez iz Groznogo, kupil Rejter - no ne zaplatil pochti nichego. Besedoval Dmitrij BYKOV. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- <<- previous letter | back to main page | next letter ->> From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 30 22:37:45 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA29179 for ; Thu, 30 Mar 2000 22:37:45 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11459; Thu, 30 Mar 00 20:37:31 -0500 Message-Id: <10003310137.AA11459@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alejandro Nalpak" Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 09:10:01 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: A night drill Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- =============================================================== >From the key-board of Alejandro Nalpak =============================================================== A NIGHT DRILL In the end, we all make dust. Some of us make sawdust... Al Nalpak Happened long ago and far away. Back in his old country, Sandy used to do a lasy-mazy physics (and still does, to his surprise), but for his soul and excitement he was also a part-time dissident. This doesn't make you popular with the government; so when they'd got enough of it, he was thrown out from his research lab, and for ten years was doing (supposed to, at least) some utterly useless research on history of science and technology (you know, like everything was invented first in his dear mother-land...:-). Sandy didn't have any inclination on doing that stuff either. Anyway his salary was the lowest they had had on their charts, so nobody cared that he kept doing his dear lasy-mazy (paper and pencil, enough for a theorist, you know...). It could've been much worse of course (like doing a very hard manial work in specifically designated for that places, with no salary:-), so it was not for him to complain... Still, his salary was far from self-sustaining. To make some buck for the living, he then went back to what used to be his boyhood hobby, carpentry, and made it his moonshine business. He'd go out to the countryside in the winter, find a "kolkhoz" (presumably a "voluntary" collectivized farm) or " sovkhoz" (government-run farm) which would need any kind of construction or repairs (like putting a new roof on a 200-cows cow-barn, or anything like that). You bet, plenty of them needed it... So he'd sign a sort of private contract with them (with none of the parties being too much committed:-), and then come back in the spring with a small crew (four to ten guys), slam away for a couple of months (12-14 hours/day, one rest-day in two weeks...), collect the dough (whatever he'd be able to finally squeeze out off the customer), pay off his guys, and be gone... It was all manial, hand-tool rough carpentry: a straight-edge ax, a double-handle, two-man saw, double-handle hand-driven drill, a hammer, and the ropes... Just an example: using an ax and a string (to keep a straight line), Sandy would make a long square-cross-section beam out of an ugly log. He taught his guys to do it and other basic things that an ax-carpenter was supposed to do. A lot of construction engineering went into that too. A cow-barn is not a trivial proposition; wooden beams supporting the roof make a complicated structure with a lot of tenon-like joints that are to withstand a heavy load of snow in winter and a suspended-rail system to carry big carts with the food for the stock. Sandy got no need for blue-prints; he knew the stuff by heart. It was up to him to figure the things out, and get them done no matter that the equipment or even materials were often not available. [And yet, staying at the top of a half-done roof with an ax in his hands, feeling the breeze on his face, the sun on his skin, the smell of freshly cut pine and freshly produced cow-shit:-), and the sawdust in his heir, Sandy felt almost like a free man, a master of his small universe...:-] All right, this was just an introduction. After having been drifting in the biggest city of the land from one rent-room to another for about 10 years (almost twenty rooms all together), Sandy had finally managed to buy an apartment for himself (a small studio, actually) and was happy like a lark; he kissed its floor when moved in. Naturally, Sandy spent some time to make that appartment marginally livable by building a bed, bookshelves, and a desk out of scavenged wood, and this was it. But his neighbors figured by then that he was sort of a handyman, and he was neighborly enough to fix this or that for them, for free of course. This makes you popular with ladies, and he tried to be neighborly with them too, if you know what I mean... There was one lady, though, in the apartment right under his, for whom he wouldn't do anything even if payed. It is not that she was too ugly (well, in truth she was:-) or anything; but she was too nasty as a neighbor and in general. See, being a card-bearing Commie-party member, she took it a bit too far, and (in some neighborhoods:-) people wouldn't want to have much to do with a person like that. Her trouble though was she was single (say about 50 year old), and very sensitive (paranoid, the truth to be told) about that, if you know what I mean (:-). See, she got no man to service her neighborly needs (:-), and was a bit frantic about it... For whatever strange reason she had chosen Sandy as a target for her increasingly aggressive and bizarre man-hunt:-), and he could do nothing about it. At first it was a playful complaint about his making tool (and other:-) noises and the invitation to visit her and talk this over; nice try. Then she knocked on his door at midnight, keeping her nightgown with two fingers next to her throat, with an orange under-ware showing through, and gave him another fantasy about his noises. He'd just returned from his ongoing construction expedition, and was in no mood to talk to her. Besides, Sandy was expecting another (really nice) lady to arrive at any moment, so he simply slammed the door on her. This turned out to be his big mistake. A few days later, late in the evening there was a knock on his door again. Expecting that commie-lady and getting angry, Sandy pulled his door wide open, and was surprised to see a cop, plump and shorty, who quickly put his foot into the door. Without asking Sandy's permission, he squeezed his plump body into the door and closed it behind him. He smelled by cheap vodka, and his bloated, clay-red nose easily betrayed his divotion to the stuff. "What the heck you are doing, officer?! -- Sandy asked him not even bothering to be polite. -- You come to my apartment without notice, too late for any official inquiry or search or anything, and even if you want to go into any of that, I see no warrant for that in your hands...". "Shut up --- the cop yelled at him, -- this is precisely what I am going to do -- to search your cracking place". Sandy turned the light on and recognized him: it was a "cop on the beat", well, sort of an officer assigned to watch a locality, and to know about its residents, shops, bad guys, etc. Call those guys "sheriff office", I don't know... "OK, officer, I know who you are, fine, but if you want to search my place, you've got to come here before 10 pm, have a search warrant from the district attorney, and come with two witnesses." "You, cracking shit, -- the cop snorted at Sandy -- don't pull this one on me, being smart-ass and all that cracking-educated; I hate guys like that! You know, some people are too educated for their own good...". A cop with a philosophy, no shit... "Fine with me, officer, yet you still need that cracking piece of paper, and two witnesses, you know that, I know that, so what you are going to do?" "I heard from the secret police boys, you are a bad guy on their books, so who cares what you say, -- he spited on the floor -- But I don't care about your troubles with them. I am here to act on certain neighbor's complaints, and I want to search your place!" It began downing on Sandy what this is all about. "Look, officer, if you do the search without the warrant, you are in trouble, be I a bad guy or not -- (you've got to try, don't you:-) -- but look, let us try to be reasonable. What exactly you are looking for? I might be accommodating, it depends, you know..." The cop announced, "I want to see your night drill". Sandy was dumbfolded. "A NIGHT DRILL? What night drill !!??" "The one you use heavily at nights here, and while doing that, make a lot of nasty noises!" On a knee-jerk impulse, Sandy's hand jumped to his zipper: "Oh, this one??!!!" This drew the cop up the wall. "Not this one, you cracking bastard!!! Everybody's got this one!!! I mean a real one, with a handle, and those ... toothy wheels ... you know, and a big drill bit, shiny and sharp, you know ..." Sandy tried to be helpful, "Hmmm, big...; how big, officer? Mine can be shiny, all right, given the right conditions, you know... But sharp?!... I guess nobody would appreciate it, officer, would they..." But there was "no use in jiving"; the cop wouldn't take any of this. Out of his bag, he pulled a piece of paper with hand- writing on it and shoved it into Sandy's face. Most likely, the cop was not supposed to do it (the privacy of informer!), but what the heck, he didn't care. In that piece of paper, in a neat lady-handwriting, there was a complaint that Sandy, with two other bad-looking "black-ass guys", worked late at night in his apartment using noisy drill and manufacturing boxes for apple transport and secretly selling them later on to the underground apple dealers. Sic! ("Black-ass" -- the commie-lady was referring here to southern natives of Kavkas, dark-skinned, macho-looking handsome people.) "Hey, officer, -- Sandy cried out -- this is a pile of sick balloney! The lady is crazy in any medical sense; you know that as well as anybody else! And, do I look to you as a "black-ass guy"? I don't mind to be one, but I am not. Wonna see my ass? Second, do you know how the "apple box" look like? It is just a few thin planks kept together by staples, with no single drilled hole in them. Third, do you know how I make my living?" -- Here Sandy shoved into the cop's face his recently published book with a lasy-mazy physics title and his name under it. No need for the cop to know that the book brought Sandy less dough than two weeks of cow-barn construction. -- "Now, officer, will you be so kind as to give me my little cracking privacy in my little cracking place?!" "It is all as well, -- allowed the cop, -- but I am going to search your place anyway. Or do we have anything else here to talk about?" All right, all right, Sandy was slow that evening. It only now downed on him at last that this is why the cop is here; it was his racket, collecting a little "lamb-under-thumb" dough (well, sort of free-hand translation) using that little piece of hand- written paper. Who needs witnesses for that, right? It was OK; happened all the time. Say, on Sandy's construction expeditions, a local cop with a sun-burned face would drive in on his moto-bike, and yell, "Hey, you cow-shitters up there, you have any papers on you?!" The country cops were simple boys; it would cost Sandy a bottle of vodka, no problems. A basic unit of currency in the land... But this one was a city cop. Most likely, his would be a cash proposition to leave Sandy alone. Sandy's problem was that he was short on cash at the moment (and any other moments too:-), and you never knew how much this cop would aspire for. Besides, Sandy hated the idea of paying this cop off: too nasty a cop. But he had to come up with something, at least to pull the price down. "OK, ok, -- Sandy said, -- go ahead and do whatever you damn want. What with a gun on your damn fat belly, what can I do? But look here: you make your first move, and I sit down at that damn cracking kitchen table and write a damn cracking letter to the city attorney. For bad guy or not, I still have some connections in that damn cracking office, and you are going to loose your nice no-sweat job forever!" Sandy was bluffing, bluffing!!! -- of course the cop suspected that much, almost knew that, but how would he be 100% sure of that? You never knew who was whose friend; at least you knew that nobody's ass was safe... Uttering dirty comments about Sandy and his cracking attitude, the cop began his reluctant retreat by inching toward the exit door. But it was not a good idea to let an unhappy cop go completely empty-handed. Sandy dived into his freezer and pulled out a slightly used bottle of vodka. "Look, officer, we are not fighting here, are we? I'd say that instead of having this ... funny ... conversation here, you should rather go directly to that lady's place downstairs, and help her ... hmmm... to relax, you know... The police helping people in their daily needs; got my drift?... And it would be easier for you to do it if you keep this little token of my ... hmmm ... whatever..." The bottle magically disappeared in cop's bag; good sign! He left without so much as saying "Bye". Sandy listened to his heavy footsteps in the staircase; he went directly out, never stopping at any floor. Later on, Sandy figured out how to handle the lady, but this is another story. He'd never seen that cop again; the word in the street was he became too drunkard even for his job. A few years later Sandy left that land "where a man is free". He came to the States 20+ years ago, with two suitcases and hundred bucks in his pocket, ready to look for a carpenter job. He brought with him his cotton-inlaid winter jacket, labor-camp issue, heavy army boots and his ax (with two spare handles). He went directly to that nice city on the banks of the Charles-River, and next day after arrival went to the nearest construction cite. They were building a house out of 2x4's and particle-board sheets, so Sandy thought, "no sweat, I can do it." Tough luck, though. Here is why. He went to that monstrous super-duper-university sprawled along the Charles-River, and started talking to people, and it turned out that his research was well known to some of them. They ruined Sandy's dream of becoming an American carpenter. In a few weeks Sandy'd got his research position in that place, than his first research grant, and the rest is history. He dived head-first into research (12-14 hours/day etc, see above), then went for five years to that great engineering school in Indiana, and more than ten years ago moved back to the East Coast and got stuck there. But a few years ago the ancient call of Wood caught up with him again. Under a shallow pretense of usefulness, he drow up to the nearest flea-market (he was that cheap:-), bought himself a few tools, and was back into business. Not construction or contractor anymore, just home stuff. Of course by now he has Delta Con-TS and routers, clamps are found under his bed, and sawdust falls out from his ears at faculty meetings. He is OK. But the old night drill... it is still around... No cop would come knocking on his door because of its wild use, but the drill is OK; it works. Sometimes, though, in his night dreams, Sandy sees himself at a cow-barn roof, with an ax in his hands and a blue sky above him, and he knows that his youth is calling on him from long ago and far away... Saw-dusty and night-drilly yours, Alejandro Nalpak http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/nalpak.html ===========================================================

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 4 19:30:21 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA06350 for ; Tue, 4 Apr 2000 19:30:21 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24831; Tue, 4 Apr 00 19:38:00 -0400 Message-Id: <10004042338.AA24831@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 22:03:04 -0500 From: pavel jelvis Subject: INFO-RUSS: okaziya from St. Petersburg/Moscow To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Pavel zhelvis@videotron.ca From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 4 19:35:43 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA06362 for ; Tue, 4 Apr 2000 19:35:43 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24820; Tue, 4 Apr 00 19:37:42 -0400 Message-Id: <10004042337.AA24820@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Reinhardt Moller" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: Trying to find lost friend Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 08:58:51 +0200 Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello friends! I am from South Africa, and lost contact with a dear penfriend in St Petersburg. I would appreciate any help in finding her. Her name is Maria Belteneva, and she used to be an art student. Her last known address was Borovaya Street, St Petersburg. Any help will be appreciated very much. Thank you, Reinhardt "Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can't, either way you are right." Tel : +27 11 463 5460 Cell : +27 82 322 5753 Mailto:reinhardtm@realsystems.co.za From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 4 19:38:13 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA06369 for ; Tue, 4 Apr 2000 19:38:13 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24860; Tue, 4 Apr 00 19:38:26 -0400 Message-Id: <10004042338.AA24860@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Vera" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: newbie in high-tech & Paris Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 21:45:12 +0400 Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Thanks in advance Vera, alvina3@mail.ru From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 4 19:41:57 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA06385 for ; Tue, 4 Apr 2000 19:41:57 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24814; Tue, 4 Apr 00 19:37:32 -0400 Message-Id: <10004042337.AA24814@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 09:06:31 -0400 From: Peter Shkolnikov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Research positions at Stony Brook Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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All interested are invited to e-mail their CV to: Peter Shkolnikov, Deputy Director Sensor CAT sensor@ece.sunysb.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 4 19:43:48 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA06392 for ; Tue, 4 Apr 2000 19:43:45 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24849; Tue, 4 Apr 00 19:38:13 -0400 Message-Id: <10004042338.AA24849@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 19:57:03 -0700 (PDT) From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Fwd: only in America To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- FORWARDED: ================================================================= Only in America C/3/30/00 1. Only in America...can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance. 2. Only in America...are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink. 3. Only in America...do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions, while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front. 4. Only in America...do people order a double cheese burger, large fries, with a diet coke. 5. Only in America...do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters. 6. Only in America...do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage. 7. Only in America...do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place. 8. Only in America...do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight. 9. Only in America...do we use the word "politics" to describe the process so well: 'poli' in Latin means "many" and "tics" means "bloodsucking creatures." 10. Only in America...do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering. 11. Only in America...can a homeless combat veteran live in a cardboard box and a draft dodger live in the White House. __________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Apr 5 22:30:05 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA09531 for ; Wed, 5 Apr 2000 22:30:04 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11839; Wed, 5 Apr 00 19:53:39 -0400 Message-Id: <10004052353.AA11839@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 23:02:54 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Konstantin Berdichevsky Subject: INFO-RUSS: English translation of "Umom Rossiu..."? Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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TIA, Konstantin Berdichevsky kberd@MIT.EDU From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Apr 6 22:39:19 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA12423 for ; Thu, 6 Apr 2000 22:39:19 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26828; Thu, 6 Apr 00 20:06:58 -0400 Message-Id: <10004070006.AA26828@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2000 19:28:43 -0500 From: "Mark J. Friedman" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: bringing a nanny from Russia Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Thanks a lot, Mark, friedman@math.uah.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Apr 6 23:02:10 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id XAA12482 for ; Thu, 6 Apr 2000 23:02:10 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26836; Thu, 6 Apr 00 20:07:17 -0400 Message-Id: <10004070007.AA26836@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 20:24:38 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: They've got a boot... Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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No country has ever been suspended from the 41-nation body in its 51-year history, and the severity of the Council's judgement will come as a severe embarrassment to President-elect Vladimir Putin, who has denied any rights abuses by Russia. Frustrated by the failure of European governments to put pressure on Russia to halt the fighting in Chechnya, the Council of Europe decided Thursday to end months of talking and finally demand concrete, tough action. ``We must be very careful that today's decision does not lead governments to sit back, have another gin and tonic and say 'well the assembly has taken the action, there is no need for us to do anything,''' Britain's Lord Judd told reporters. ``The situation I saw in Chechnya was grave. This is not the time for gestures,'' said Judd, who returned recently from a fact-finding mission in the Russian republic for the assembly. Russian delegates earlier pleaded with the assembly to pull back from the brink, with many of them arguing that their country was fighting a legitimate battle against ``extremists and terrorists.'' Result Took Many By Surprise The decision for an immediate withdrawal of voting rights took many by surprise as the Russian team packed up their bags and quit the assembly hall. Russia only joined the Council in 1996. ``We are not able to participate in the work of the parliamentary assembly in the Council of Europe. We regret that this has happened,'' said the head of the Russian delegation, Dmitry Rogozin. ``We wish you well.'' Rogozin also told Russia's ORT public television: ``The discussion was extremely unproductive and not constructive, and I view this as the assembly showing a total lack of responsibility.'' He said one of the reasons the assembly had condemned Russia was the destruction of the Chechen capital Grozny, although he said the Council had shown little reaction to the damage done to the city in the previous Chechen war in 1994-96. Although it can no longer vote, the Russians can still attend assembly sessions and it was not immediately clear if the delegation would return for the next sitting in June. ``I hope this does not bring down the iron curtain again,'' said Terry Davis, leader of the British delegation to the Council. The walkout echoed a similar move by Greece in the late 1960s, when the Council considered suspending Athens after a military coup in 1967, The Strasbourg-based body is a consultative organization independent of the European Union and pays special attention to human rights and democracy issues. It cannot suspend members without the approval of its ministers, but can withdraw voting rights. ``Russia Violated Obligations'' ``Russia has violated some of its most important obligations under both the European Convention on Human Rights and international humanitarian law,'' the text of the motion passed Thursday said. It added that government ministers should start suspension proceedings against Russia if ``substantial, accelerating and demonstrable progress not be made immediately,'' and asked for ministers to report to them in June. Permanent ministerial representatives in Strasbourg will hold an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the situation. A clear two-thirds majority voted in favor of the resolution with just 14 people voting against, Assembly Chairman Lord Russell-Johnston said following a show of hands. The Council called for an immediate cease-fire in Chechnya followed by peace talks. It also appealed for member states to take Moscow to the European Court of Human Rights over alleged abuses. Some Russian delegates warned that by freezing their membership, they would be playing into the hands of hard-liners. As if to prove their point, ultranationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovski, who is part of the Russian team in Strasbourg, warmly shook Judd's hand after the votes. ``I would like Russian isolation and to see us out of the Council of Europe,'' he told Reuters. ``This is no time to hear that we have violated human rights. This is not true. It is not good for my hearing. It is not good for my hair. I know the real situation and think that Russia needs to be more cruel,'' he said. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Apr 10 16:29:43 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id QAA22246 for ; Mon, 10 Apr 2000 16:29:43 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26264; Mon, 10 Apr 00 15:56:52 -0400 Message-Id: <10004101956.AA26264@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2000 08:45:56 -0700 (PDT) From: Olga Kostavelis Subject: INFO-RUSS: Seeking my friend To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi folks, I am seeking my old friend Galina Levitskaya, we lost our contact two years ago. Since I'm in USA now, it would be nice to reestablish our contact. I would be greatful if somebody could send me her E-mail address ( and her address if possible). She moved to the U.S.A. five years ago from Sanct-Petersburg with her son Nikolaj. Thanks! Olga Kostavelis olga_kost@yahoo.com __________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Apr 12 19:35:37 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id TAA28486 for ; Wed, 12 Apr 2000 19:35:37 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26003; Wed, 12 Apr 00 18:21:00 -0400 Message-Id: <10004122221.AA26003@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alex Babkin" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: US training for a journalist Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 19:30:07 -0600 Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi All: A friend of mine, an Internet journalist from Moscow (a good one!) is seeking an opportunity to receive a professional training in the US. Any information on how/where an adequate scholarship can be found will be very much appreciated. Please reply directly to me alosha@unm.edu Thank you folks, Alosha Babkin alosha@unm.edu (Folks, please pay attention. Alosha is a veteran here, one of the very first info-russ subscribers. --Alex Kaplan, info-russ coordinator) From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 18 16:43:32 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id QAA04048 for ; Tue, 18 Apr 2000 16:43:32 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23544; Tue, 18 Apr 00 15:03:17 -0400 Message-Id: <10004181903.AA23544@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 09:46:39 -0400 (EDT) From: Igor Shraybman To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Webmaster position Status: O Content-Length: 673 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, State Street Bank in Downtown Boston (http://www.statestreet.com) is looking for a Webmaster (JavaScript, PERL, HTML), great benefits, but no H-1 Visa though, I think. Please direct your resumes to: igosh@hotmail.com Thanks, Igor From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 18 16:55:29 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id QAA04081 for ; Tue, 18 Apr 2000 16:55:29 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23538; Tue, 18 Apr 00 15:03:13 -0400 Message-Id: <10004181903.AA23538@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 00:29:56 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Mikhail Lyubansky Subject: INFO-RUSS: student VISA Status: O Content-Length: 1471 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Zdrastvuitye, A friend of mine has a relative (age 16) who wants to come to the U.S. for the summer and possible stay as long as a year (his parents emigrated and live in Chicago). My friend was told that the best way to do this is to get a student VISA for him, which would require him to be enrolled in some kind of regular schooling -- probably English classes. Does anyone happen to know about schools in the Chicago area where he could take english classes and get the required paperwork for the student VISA? If you have any information at all (even an email or web site), please reply directly to Genia Maksimiw at xac6ngen@concentric.net Bolshoye Spasibo, Misha... ________________________________________________________________________ Mikhail Lyubansky, M.A. | Dept. of Psychology | Michigan State University home phone: (517) 337-7012 | office phone: (517) 355-2310 WWW: http://www.msu.edu/user/lyubansk | email: lyubansk@pilot.msu.edu ________________________________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Apr 24 19:43:57 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id TAA13064 for ; Mon, 24 Apr 2000 19:43:53 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21887; Mon, 24 Apr 00 19:34:43 -0400 Message-Id: <10004242334.AA21887@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "G. Elbert" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for book ("Ulian Tuvim") Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 12:04:02 PDT Status: O Content-Length: 626 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi! I am looking to buy a book(s) written by Ulian Tuvim. I would appreciate any suggestion or information. Greg ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Apr 24 19:54:48 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id TAA13102 for ; Mon, 24 Apr 2000 19:54:47 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21907; Mon, 24 Apr 00 19:35:34 -0400 Message-Id: <10004242335.AA21907@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Nina Bogdanovsky" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: immigration lawyer Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 21:09:26 PDT Status: O Content-Length: 693 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello everyone, I am looking for an immigration lawyer in Boston area. Please let me know if you know and can recommend anyone in particular. Thanks a lot, Nina nina_bogd@hotmail.com ________________________________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Apr 24 19:59:49 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id TAA13120 for ; Mon, 24 Apr 2000 19:59:49 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21915; Mon, 24 Apr 00 19:35:43 -0400 Message-Id: <10004242335.AA21915@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 16:53:34 -0400 (EDT) From: ASTONEHOUSE@delphi.com Subject: INFO-RUSS: Desperately looking for a book seller. To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 1183 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm the author of a book of short stories . It's in Russian. The book has been received by those who read it very well. BuThe book is printed and bound by a highly reputed printing house in the USA. on the ex- cellent paper. It looks very pleasant and neat. It's 320 pages, dimentions 135x190x21 mm. Due to a serious illness I casnnot distribwoprk on its distribution and sales. Iwould would like tohear hear from the qualiffied person, who knows how to do this job. I would give thisw person the whole or part the total print about 600 copies on extremely good conditionsw. My e-mail -- astonhser@interaccess.com. Desperatelylookingly looking for such a person. Alexander ASTONEHOUSE@delphi.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Apr 24 20:03:10 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id UAA13134 for ; Mon, 24 Apr 2000 20:03:10 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21893; Mon, 24 Apr 00 19:34:58 -0400 Message-Id: <10004242334.AA21893@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Berdichevsky, Konstantin" To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: "Umom Rossiu..." - follow-up Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 11:30:34 -0400 Status: O Content-Length: 1669 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- First of all, I want to thank all of those who took time to reply to my request. The results of my following the provided leads are : 1. In the excellent book of Nabokov's translations of Pushkin, Lermontov and Tiutchev ("Three Russian poets", 1944) there was no a translation of "Umom..." 2. The book by Jesse Zeldin ("Poems and political letters of F.I. Tyutchev", 1973) contains unrhymed translation only. 3. The book by Anatoly Liberman ("On the heights of creation: the lyrics of Feodor Tyutchev", 1993) has the following translation: "You will not grasp her with your mind, Or cover with a common label, For Russia is one of a kind - Believe in her, if you are able..." Dr. Liberman himself, according to his e-mail to me, does not particularly like this translation, and states that it's impossible to translate this text well, due to its brevity and load. 4. I shall admit that my reference in the original request to this poem as a "spoof on Slavophiles" did not find any support in the books I browsed during this search. I'm sure that I've read this somewhere, but I don't remember where. My best regards, Konstantin Berdichevsky kberdichevsky@rsasecurity.com RSA Security Inc. Tel 781 687 7398 (781 MUPPEXT) From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Apr 24 20:29:49 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id UAA13192 for ; Mon, 24 Apr 2000 20:29:48 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21901; Mon, 24 Apr 00 19:35:26 -0400 Message-Id: <10004242335.AA21901@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Eugene Kramer To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Frw: Life Insurance policies of Holocaust victims Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 10:45:23 -0700 Status: O Content-Length: 5964 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I received this message from a local congregation, and I think, that other people can be interested in it. Eugene Kramer ekramer@Remedy.COM -----Original Message----- From: MenschLink Editor [mailto:MenschLink@betham.org] Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 10:27 PM To: Congregation Beth Am Subject: INFO-RUSS: Beth Am MenschLink - 4/18/00 ************************************************************************ 4.2 Jewish Emergency **************************************************************** New ** This is an urgent message for all Jewish families whose parents, grandparents, great grandparents, or they themselves lived in Europe between 1920 and 1945. Hundreds of thousands of Jews purchased Life insurance, education or dowry annuities in the years prior to Holocaust. As a result of the Holocaust most of these policies went unpaid. In some cases the companies actually paid the death benefits of Jews murdered in Auschwitz to Hitler. A portion of this money may belong to your family How Can I get the money? Keep Reading! There is now a simple way to claim this money without any fees or expense to you or your family whatsoever. Insurance Commissioners in California, New York, Washington State, Florida and other states demanded that the European Insurance Companies pay legitimate claims or loose the right to sell insurance in these very lucrative markets. As a result of this pressure, together with the Claims Conference, the State of Israel, and various survivor organizations, the Insurance companies agreed to participate in what has become the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC). See the website www.icheic.org This Commission chaired by Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleberger has been established to quickly settle any legitimate Insurance claims that were unpaid after the Shoah. A Scandal Even though tens of thousands of Jewish families are owed money there have been very few claims to date. Our families bought insurance so that there would be an estate in the event of their death. They did this out of love and caring and it would be a crime to let the Insurance companies keep your family's money. Why ?? Most families say sure, it is logical that MY ANCESTERS OWNED insurance policies, but we have no hard evidence. So they don't bother to apply. You do not need to have hard evidence. You only need to know the names of your family, where they lived and their approximate birth year. With that information the Commission will have each of the member companies search their archives. If there is a match, they will pay the entire amount adjusted to current value of the policy. There is no limit. Hundreds have already received their checks in some cases as much as $50,000 or more. Companies are happy there have been so few claims The money to pay for these claims comes out of the general funds of these companies so they are delighted there have been so few claims. If they keep the money...the crime of the Holocaust continues to this day. Here is how you get the money! Make a claim for your family It is easy and free. Simply check the list below for the telephone number for your country. Most numbers are toll free. Ask for your free claim form. It will be sent to you within 14 days. Fill in the claim form and return it to the International Commission for processing. You could receive your check in as few as 90 days. Or go to the ICHEIC Website and download the claim form. www.icheic.org If your claim was paid to the Nazis or if there are other extenuating circumstance the International Commission has Humanitarian Funds to pay the claim. This message is being sent by Concerned Children of Holocaust Survivors who do not want money, which belongs to our families to remain in the hands and general funds of the Insurance companies. HELP LINE TELEPHONE NUMBERS United States 1-800-957-3203 Canada - English 1-800-496-1974 - French 1-800-498-2091 Israel - Hebrew 1-800-93-00-011 - Russian 1-800-93-00-012 - Yiddish/English 1-800-93-00-014 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Argentina* 1-212-462-7850* Australia 1-800-706-922 Austria* 1-212-462-7150* Belarus 375-017-263-45-53 Belgium 0-800-77-058 Brazil 00-817-452-1360 Bulgaria* 1-212-462-7100* Chile* 1-212-462-7850* Croatia* 1-212-462-7100* Czech Republic* 1-212-462-7700* Denmark* 1-212-462-7800* Finland 0-800-111-165 France 0-800-914-842 Georgia 995-32-94-26-83 Germany 0-800-180-2032 Greece* 1-212-462-7800* Hungary 06-800-13908 Italy 800-875-021 Latvia 371-7-28-9580 Mexico 00-1-800-559-1989 Moldova 373-2237-245 Netherlands 0-800-022-0285 New Zealand 0-800-442-035 Poland 00-800-111-3242 Portugal* 1-212-462-7800* Romania* 1-212-462-7750* Russia 7-095-204-17-49 Serbia* 1-212-462-7100* Slovakia* 1-212-462-7100* South Africa 0-800-997-961 Spain* 1-212-462-7850* Sweden 0-207-966-77 Switzerland 0-800-834-503 Turkey* 1-212-462-7800* Ukraine 380-44-216-53-96 United Kingdom 0-800-169-8318 Uruguay* 1-212-462-7850* Venezuela 800-1-2692 * Ask your operator to place an international reverse charge (collect call) to this number. You will not pay for the call. _______________________________________________ L'Shalom Steve Lazarus Beth Am _____ The MenschLink is for all of you Menschen out there. Please send any announcements you would like to appear or subscription request/corrections to menschlink@betham.org The Beth Am Web page is "http://www.betham.org" _____ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 25 14:41:41 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id OAA15445 for ; Tue, 25 Apr 2000 14:41:41 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08194; Tue, 25 Apr 00 13:33:34 -0400 Message-Id: <10004251733.AA08194@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 09:30:31 -0700 (PDT) From: vgrinberg@synopsys.COM Subject: INFO-RUSS: Medicine from Donetsk to US To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 647 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, everybody! Can anybody help to carry a small package of medicine from Donetsk (Ukraine) to the US? Ukrainian post rules do not allow to send medicine over the mail. Thank you, Victor vgrinberg@synopsys.COM From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 25 14:54:19 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id OAA15452 for ; Tue, 25 Apr 2000 14:54:15 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08200; Tue, 25 Apr 00 13:33:43 -0400 Message-Id: <10004251733.AA08200@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 09:27:07 -0500 From: "Talman, Ilya" Subject: INFO-RUSS: A question to Canadians To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 970 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- A friend of mine is getting an offer from a US firm. He is a Canadian citizen and has a PhD in Mathematics from a Canadian university. If you have had experience dealing with a TN1 Visa - I would like to talk to you. In particular, is it better to have an offer letter state the title of the position as a Mathematician or as a Computer Programmer/Analyst? Ilya Talman Roy Talman & Associates, Inc. Direct (312) 425-1313 Ext. 106 Main (312) 425-1300 ilya@roytalman.com 150 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2250 Chicago, IL 60606 www.roytalman.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Apr 27 17:28:02 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id RAA18770 for ; Thu, 27 Apr 2000 17:28:02 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08226; Thu, 27 Apr 00 15:46:41 -0400 Message-Id: <10004271946.AA08226@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 20:08:24 -0400 (EDT) From: Tikiluck19@aol.com Subject: INFO-RUSS: Volunteer translators for kids To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 1636 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- A group of children from Russian orphanages is coming to the US this summer. They will stay with American families, in 22 different states, for 6 weeks. Since most of the families don't speak any Russian, and the kids obviously don't speak English, we are looking for volunteer translators to help at the airport when the children arrive, at various events, or just to be a buddy to any one of the families. Places where volunteers are needed are: Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties, CA; Denver, CO; Jacksonville Beach and Palm City, FL; Chicago, IL; Topeka and Lawrence, KS; Boston, MA; Gaithersburg and Baltimore, MD; Minneapolis, MN; Albuquerque, NM; Northeastern NJ; Buffalo, Long Island, and Westchester, NY; Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Rocky Ridge, OH; Portland, OR; Elkins Park, Pittsburgh, Scranton, and Westchester, PA; Memphis, TN; Dallas, Houston, and Austin, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; Northern VA; Seattle and Tacoma, WA; Washington DC; and Brittish Columbia, Victoria, and Vancouver, Canada. If you or anyone you know is willing to help, please e-mail me as soon as possible at Tikiluck19@aol.com Marina Ayzenstein Tikiluck19@aol.com

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue May 2 22:05:56 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id WAA26164 for ; Tue, 2 May 2000 22:05:55 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00355; Tue, 2 May 00 19:09:54 -0400 Message-Id: <10005022309.AA00355@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 02 May 2000 11:25:35 +0200 From: "Oleg V.ZDAN" Subject: INFO-RUSS: BEST BUSINESS SCHOOL To: Info-Russ Organization: Fuji Photo Film (Europe) GmbH, Duesseldorf, Germany Status: O Content-Length: 1107 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- A friend of mine (Russian) is struggling with a difficult choice. He has got acceptance offers for MBA program from two business schools: 1) University of Western Ontario (Ivey) - the best business school in Canada with an international reputation , but located in a small city of London (Ontario) 2) University of Toronto ( Rotman school ) - it is not so famous, but it is in Toronto where business life is much more active. In terms of money ( tuition + living) costs are about the same. QUESTION: After which of these two schools he will have better chances to find a good job in Canada ? Thank you in advance for your comments. Oleg ZDAN ozdan@fujifilmeurope.de From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu May 4 19:51:15 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id TAA01920 for ; Thu, 4 May 2000 19:51:14 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00043; Thu, 4 May 00 17:37:29 -0400 Message-Id: <10005042137.AA00043@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 04 May 2000 16:05:08 -0400 From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: (Fwd) URGENT-Virus Alert! To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 2413 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- --- Forwarded mail from support@jhu.edu Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 10:17:16 -0400 From: HOPKINS ITS Subject: INFO-RUSS: URGENT-Virus Alert! Update: We have a brand new email virus spreading on the network's of JHU and JHMI. The email message received will have "ILOVEYOU" in the subject line. If you receive an email message with this subject, please delete it immediately. The Loveletter.A is an email worm, mIRC worm, and a file infector. Attached to the email message is a visual basic script which, when executed, will infect files on the host, install several files, and replicate itself using the addressbook. The body of the message will be "kindly check the attached LOVELETTER coming from me". The virus will also infect files with the following extensions: vbs, js, vbe, jse, css, wsh, sct, hta, jpb, jpeg, mp3, and mp2. The LoveLetter virus will also drop the following files: MSKernel32.vbs in the Windows System Directory, Win32DLL.vbs in the Windows Directory, WinFAT32.EXE in the Internet download directory, WIN-BUGSFIX.EXE in the Internet dowload directory, and script.ini in the mIRC directory. This virus was discovered today and Symantec is currently working on a solution. You may expect service disruptions in email delivery as we attempt to contain and eradicate the virus. If you have any questions, please contact Support Services at (410) 516-HELP. Thank you, The FirstAlert Team Hopkins ITS ---End of forwarded mail from support@jhu.edu ============================================================= Added by the owner/coordinator of info-russ: For the instruction as to how the remove the virus from your computer, go to http://www.cit.cornell.edu/helpdesk/virus/ILOVEYOU.html More "ILOVEYOU" virus information is available at: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/vbs.loveletter.a.html http://www.drsolomons.com/home/vbslove.htm ============================================================= From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri May 12 19:05:51 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id TAA04984 for ; Fri, 12 May 2000 19:05:50 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26690; Fri, 12 May 00 16:55:04 -0400 Message-Id: <10005122055.AA26690@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 18:28:48 -0700 (PDT) From: vgrinberg@synopsys.COM Subject: INFO-RUSS: Razyskivayu... To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 692 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Razyskivayu Fridlanda Anatoliya Viktorovicha, rodilsya 2 maya 1942 goda, uekhal v Israel iz Donetska (Ukraine) v 1996. Takzhe razyskivayu ego sestru Fridland (devich'ya familiya) Lyudmilu Viktorovnu. Grinberg, Victor S., vgrinberg@synopsys.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon May 15 19:14:51 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id TAA08985 for ; Mon, 15 May 2000 19:14:50 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10690; Mon, 15 May 00 17:52:46 -0400 Message-Id: <10005152152.AA10690@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 17:48:53 +0400 From: Vera Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for Jana To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 844 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- It's kind of awkward but I'm looking for a university friend whose family name I don't recall. Besides, she would have changed it by now anyway. Her first name is Jana, age: 26-27, originally from Kishinev, lived in Israel between 1990-1995, graduated from Tel Aviv un-ty (English literature), now a US resident. Will be grateful to anyone for an idea how to get in touch with her. Vera, alvina3@mail.ru From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon May 15 19:23:10 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id TAA08993 for ; Mon, 15 May 2000 19:23:09 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10696; Mon, 15 May 00 17:52:51 -0400 Message-Id: <10005152152.AA10696@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 18:34:32 -0400 From: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Snova glushilki? Status: O Content-Length: 2497 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuters Monday May 15 10:15 AM ET Russian Official Calls Radio Liberty 'Hostile' MOSCOW (Reuters) - An official from Russia's media ministry said Monday that U.S.-funded Radio Liberty was hostile to the Russian state and was pursuing the agenda of its foreign backers. Andrei Romanchenko, deputy minister for the mass media, told a conference in Moscow that Russia's media law should be changed to allow licenses to be withdrawn if a foreign broadcaster takes a position hostile to the government. ``The position of radio station Liberty is hostile to our state,'' Romanchenko told the conference entitled ``The concentration of the mass media and pluralism.'' Radio Liberty has annoyed Moscow with its coverage of Russia's military campaign in breakaway Chechnya. Radio Liberty reporter Andrei Babitsky was one of the few journalists to cover the war from behind rebel lines. Babitsky was detained by Russian troops in January and disappeared for three weeks in a mysterious prisoner swap which triggered international criticism. He has since been released. Romanchenko's comments came days after masked police raided the offices of a major media group critical of the Kremlin, a move which prompted anxious glances in the direction of President Vladimir Putin. Officials at Media-MOST say the searches by dozens of police were politically motivated and an attempt to silence the group. The police said they were carrying out a criminal investigation. A former head of the media ministry, Mikhail Fedotov, said Russia's leadership would not have made such assertions in the early 1990s when Radio Liberty and its sister station Radio Free Europe played a major role in broadcasting into Russia and other former communist countries. ``In those years when I was the minister for mass media (1992-92), the ministry could not make such pronouncements and not because we had special relations with Radio Liberty, but because such statements were anti-constitutional,'' he said. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed May 24 22:05:59 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id WAA03102 for ; Wed, 24 May 2000 22:05:59 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22659; Wed, 24 May 00 20:46:14 -0400 Message-Id: <10005250046.AA22659@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 14:46:53 -0400 From: Yuri Knizhnik Subject: INFO-RUSS: "Pesni Nashego Veka", part II" in USA and Canada To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 2399 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Friends, Bard concert "Pesni Nashego Veka" is returning; the schedule includes the USA and Canada. The songs by Okudzhava, Vysotsky, Vizbor, Gorodnitsky, Kukin, Kim, Nikitin, are arranged and sung by ten bards/performers: Alexander Gorodnitski, Viktor Berkovsky, Dmitri Bogdanov, Vadim and Valeriy Mischuki, Alexander Mirzayan, Leonid Sergeev, Konstantin Tarasov, Galina Khomchik and Lidia Cheboksarova. They are accompanied by jazz contrabass player Vitali Solomonov. The concert in New York City will take place at the newly-renovated and air-conditioned "Millennium" Theater at Brighton Beach. Saturday, June 3, 7:00 PM Brooklyn Millennium Theater 1029 Brighton Beach Ave Info, tickets: (718) 934-2300 - "Happy Planet" (718) 615-1500 - "Millennium" Here's the complete schedule of PNV-2 concerts: Fri, June 2, Boston, (617) 924-4697 - Katherine, kate@ccs.neu.edu Sat, June 3, New York City (Brooklyn), volic@kspus.org, (718) 934-2300 - "Happy Planet", (718) 615-1500 - "Millennium" Sun, June 4, Washington (Bethesda, MD), (301) 515-9665 - Alex, agraynovskiy@geico.com Wed, June 7, New Jersey (Edison), (732) 238-2990 - "NEW STAGE", newstage@home.com Thu, June 8, Philadelphia, (215) 969-7082 - "KNIZHNIK", knizhnik@admsystems.upenn.edu Fri, June 9, Toronto, (416) 503-8997 - Slava, s34@rocketmail.com Sun, Jun 11, Chicago, (847) 564-1363 - Slava, stevek@tdibatteries.com Tue, Jun 13, Denver, (303) 306-9594 - Valeriy, vshr@netzero.net Thu, Jun 15, Seattle, (425) 776-6274 - Vladimir, tigermedia@aol.com Sat, Jun 17, San Francisco, (415) 351-2232 - Izolda (650) 494-3923 - Leonid, ldukhovny@hotmail.com Sun, Jun 18, Los Angeles, (323) 650-0333 - "AFISHA", afisha@mediaone.net For information and tickets, call the people above or go to web-site http://www.pnv2.org Enjoy the show!

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jun 13 22:39:39 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id WAA01109 for ; Tue, 13 Jun 2000 22:39:39 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23674; Tue, 13 Jun 00 19:48:32 -0400 Message-Id: <10006132348.AA23674@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 12:39:19 -0700 (PDT) From: Asya Shkolnik Subject: INFO-RUSS: posovetuite To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 1528 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Etot e-mail obrashenie za sovetom k tem, kto stalkivalsya s takoi problemoi ili znaet ludei, kotorie bili v takoi situatzii. Moi roditeli, imeushie status "permanent resident" podali na menya dokumenti v Washington Processing Center. Ya yavlyaus' grajdankoi Rossii i nahojus' v Amerike na studencheskoi vize "F1". V grafe "address" roditeli ukazali moi amerikanskii address. Kogda ya zvonila v Washington Processing Center mne skazali shto oni rassmatrivaut tol'ko zayavleniya na ludei, nahodyashihsya na territorii Rossii, poskol'ku dannaya programma ne zanimaetsya vossoedineniem semei, a tol'ko pomosh'u v emmigratzii iz Rossii lyudyam evreiskoi natzional'nosti, poskol'ku im mojet ugrojat' opasnost'. Vopros: nyjno li mne obrashat'sya v Washington processing center s pros'boi izmeneniya moego adresa s amerikanskogo na rossiiskii shtobi poluchit' ot nih dokumenti na interview v Moskve? Ili nado delat' shto-to drugoe? Ili voobshe nichego ne delat'? Budu blagodarna za sovet. Asya asya_shkolnik@hotmail.com ________________________________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jun 13 22:48:05 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id WAA01114 for ; Tue, 13 Jun 2000 22:48:05 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23680; Tue, 13 Jun 00 19:48:40 -0400 Message-Id: <10006132348.AA23680@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2000 18:48:24 -0400 From: "kogan, valentine" Subject: INFO-RUSS: hi-tech help wanted (EMC) To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Status: O Content-Length: 1696 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- To those, who lives in Boston area and would like to change their workplace on pretty successfully growing non-dot-com company (EMC Corporation), it may concern: Here is the excerpts from internal E-mail: -------------------------------------------------------- In an effort to continue to find qualified technical staff, our Recruiting team will be conducting a "Technology Open House" campaign on June 13th at 7-9:00 a.m. and 4-7:00 p.m. In two locations: 4 Coslin Drive, Southboro and 11 Cambridge Center, Cambridge. We will be advertising on the front page of the Help Wanted Section in the Boston Globe on Sunday, June 11th, and a smaller ad in the Business Section of Boston Globe on Monday, June 12th. The print campaign will be supported by radio from Wed., June 7th through Monday, June 12th on WBCN-FM, WZLX-FM, WBZ-AM and WBUR-FM. In addition, EMC has an Open House listing on Boston.Com and on our own webpage. In order to hire more good people like yourselves, please tell your friends about the Open House. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Feel free to ask questions about company. Please, mention my name as referral, this may help you and me. Valentine Kogan vkogan@emc.com (800) 445-2588, ext. 14190 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jun 13 23:03:56 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id XAA01131 for ; Tue, 13 Jun 2000 23:03:56 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23767; Tue, 13 Jun 00 20:01:06 -0400 Message-Id: <10006140001.AA23767@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 20:29:42 -0400 From: Johnny3370@aol.com Subject: INFO-RUSS: Fwd: Adoption/Russia To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 7633 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Journey to Adoption John and Tamara Carver Before we were married we agreed that we both wanted children. We decided then that we would have three or four kids. We married on April 16, 1988 and decided to wait a year to start our family so that we could buy our first house. *********************************** .... We spent the next five years riding the roller coaster of infertility with our hopes going up each month, thinking that maybe by some miracle we would get pregnant this month, and plummeting each month with the start of my menstrual cycle. It was at this point that my husband suggested we look into international adoption. *********************************** After doing a lot of research, we decided in April 1997 to try to adopt two children from Russia. We officially began our quest on May 1, 1997 when we sent out our application to a local adoption agency to begin a home study We spent the next four months doing paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork. Finally in September, 1997 we were "paper ready", then began the waiting period for a referral. On December 16, 1997 we received a referral to adopt a 4 BD year old little girl and a 2 year old little boy. We accepted the referral and on February 6, 1998, we left for Russia. We arrived in Russia late in the day on February 7, 1998. The next day we had some time to go sight seeing. We were overwhelmed by the incredible beauty and history of St. Petersburg which is in stark contrast to the poverty in which most of the Russian people live. We found that most things cost approximately the same amount as at home. However, every time we went to pay for something, we were reminded just how expensive that made things for the average Russian. When you are told lunch cost 100,000 rubles at first you are shocked--then you realize that's less than $17.00-- which seems cheap until you realize that the average Russian only makes $ 5,000 - 9,000 annually. On February 9, 1998 we met our new daughter at the detsky dom (children's home) were she lived. She had lived in an orphanage all of her life. While the detsky dom was clean and the staff was very warm and loving toward the children, they obviously had too much to do with too little staff and money. Our daughter shared a room with nine other children. The clothes they had were all second hand and not in good shape, and their diet consisted mostly of bread, starches, and watery soup. They ate very little fruit, vegetables, milk or meat. We found out that they are also in dire need to medical supplies and vitamins for the children. It was obvious from the moment we stepped foot into the orphanage that our visit had been much anticipated. There was an air of excitement, similar to that on Christmas morning, through the building. Someone was getting adopted today! The director, social worker, and caretaker prepared a special afternoon tea for my husband and myself. They got out all of their "special" food (fish and salami sandwiches and cake for dessert) for us. All of the children huddled around us, waved, hugged our daughter and told us all "dasvadanya" when we left. As we drove away from the orphanage, there were children lined up at each window we passed waving goodbye. It is difficult to express the emotion we felt, both at finally meeting our daughter and of having to leave all of these children behind- most of whom will never get adopted and face a very bleak future. I wondered how many of them were dreaming of the day it would be them driving off in a car with their new parents instead of standing at the window waving goodbye. The next day we met our new son at his baby house (for children under four years old). While our daughter had appeared healthy, we were shocked at seeing our son. His cheeks were broken out and had obviously not been cared for as there were open bleeding sores covering them (we later found out that the backs of his knees looked the same way). We were not allowed to see through the baby house but were kept in the director's office. We were also not allowed to take our son with us that day, but had to wait until the next afternoon to pick him up after we had been to court and finalized the adoption. While we were unable to see what kind of care the babies were receiving, it was evident from the sores on his cheeks and knees (we later found out that he had eczema and occasionally needs some hydrocortisone cream applied to them), the way that he acted when you held him (he did not wrap his legs around your waist and hold on the way normal two year old children do when you pick them up--he acted as if he had never been held) and the way he ate (as if he was starving or thought it was his last meal) that he was not receiving good medical care, proper nutrition or enough love and attention. After a cramped train ride to Moscow, we went to a "clinic" for the children's examinations. The place was filthy. I had to take our daughter to the bathroom and was shocked to find that it was just a toilet--no sink, no soap and water--and this was a clinic! We then spent the next three hours sitting on the floor of the U.S. Embassy waiting for visa's to be processed for the children. We spent the night in Moscow and left for home the next morning. We finally arrived home on February 14, 1998 after a long (10 BD hours from Moscow to New York, a two hour layover and then another hour from New York to Baltimore) journey with our two new valentines. Nearly nine years after we started trying, we were finally parents. In November of 1999 we traveled to Russia again to adopt our third child from a Russian orphanage. We believe it is our mission in life to help the 621,115 orphans and homeless children in Russia. We want to adopt more children. I am taking a trip to Russia to take toys, clothes and food to two of the orphanages that our children came from. In addition I will be spending time with some of the 30,000 homeless children in St. Petersburg Russia who lives in the sewers. Most are on drugs, alcoholism or prostitution. We have recently found out that 15,000 teenagers leave the orphanages each year. They are kicked out at age sixteen. According to statistics ten-percent kill themselves, forty percent become homeless and thirty percent become criminals. Of the $44,000 it cost my wife and I to adopt our three children, we would do it again and again. We are planning a fourth adoption. Once you travel to Russia and see the orphans it changes your life forever. I am a BI-vocational pastor. I am a full-time sales manager at Western and Southern Life Insurance Company and pastor of Faith Outreach chapel in Baltimore County. We live at 1335 Middleford Rd (in Westview Park). If you would like to donate funds to help us in our endeavor the make a difference in the lives of the children of Russia, please send it to Faith Outreach Chapel c/o Russian Adoption Fund 1713 Rittenhouse Avenue Baltimore MD 21227. ALL DONATIONS WILL BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. John Carver 410-892-3184 - Pager/410-744-7175 - Home/JOHNNY3370@AOL.COM From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jun 29 19:40:18 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id TAA07020 for ; Thu, 29 Jun 2000 19:40:18 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17374; Thu, 29 Jun 00 19:37:04 -0400 Message-Id: <10006292337.AA17374@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 11:33:11 -0400 (EDT) From: "Dmitry V. Gurevich" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for parcel shipping company To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 654 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I need to send several boxes of stuff (mostly books) from East Coast to Moscow. Could anyone recommend reliable and inexpensive but not necessarily fast parcel shipping service? Dmitry Gurevich dmitry@daz.med.upenn.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jun 29 19:50:13 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id TAA07025 for ; Thu, 29 Jun 2000 19:50:13 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17368; Thu, 29 Jun 00 19:36:59 -0400 Message-Id: <10006292336.AA17368@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 10:11:49 -0400 From: "Vaysman, Nonna" Subject: INFO-RUSS: e-mail for posting To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Status: O Content-Length: 1013 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- To those who would like their relative or friend from Former Soviet Union to come to US for a temporary work: We are looking for a nanny who would like to come to US for at least a year (or more) to live with us in our home in Detroit suburbs and take care of 3 months old baby. The primarily requirements are: Age: 45-55 Sex: Female Experience: Must be experienced with infants. Not a smoker. Medical education will be preferred, but not necessary. Please contact me at Nonna@kspus.org or you can call me at (248) 932-4784 Regards, Nonna Vaysman Phone: (248) 262-2107 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jun 29 19:55:22 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id TAA07038 for ; Thu, 29 Jun 2000 19:55:19 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17362; Thu, 29 Jun 00 19:36:54 -0400 Message-Id: <10006292336.AA17362@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 00:52:58 -0400 (EDT) From: Tikiluck19@aol.com Subject: INFO-RUSS: Volunteer translators To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 1185 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, A group of children from Russian orphanages is coming to the United States this summer. I previously posted a request for volunteer translators to this list, and I'd like to thank everyone who responded. However, we still need more translators, especially in NY and NJ. ............................... Other groups of children are coming on dates throughout July, and we would still love to have volunteer translators for them in Little Rock, Arkansas; Jacksonville Beach and Palm City, FL; Denver, CO; Topeka, KS; Minneapolis, MN; Albuquerqe, NM; Cleveland and Rocky Ridge, OH; Houston and Dallas, TX; Victoria and Vancouver, Canada. If you are willing to help, please e-mail me at Tikiluck19@aol.com Thank you, Marina From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jun 29 19:58:25 2000 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by rho.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3) with SMTP id TAA07043 for ; Thu, 29 Jun 2000 19:58:25 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17380; Thu, 29 Jun 00 19:37:10 -0400 Message-Id: <10006292337.AA17380@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 13:25:50 -0500 From: Timur Linde Subject: INFO-RUSS: How to quickly reach Russian scientists? To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 1568 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, There is a serious effort going on these days to launch a web service dedicated exclusively to the scientists and high-tech workers in Russia and the FSU. The essence of this effort, which is going to be backed by major US corporations, is to provide an efficient link between these corporations and the highly qualified work force that is available in Russia. As you probably know, telecommuting is becoming the work style in many high-tech fields, and many US and European companies want to exploit the fact that there are talented people in Russia and the FSU who they would want to hire to do work at home. They also open a possibility to offer jobs outside of Russia to top candidates. At the time when the described web service goes online, its site will launch an ad campaign to promote itself. I have been asked to compile a list of the Russian printed and electronic media that will most efficiently reach the Russian scientific and high-tech community. I may not be aware of all of the possible means to do this, so I kindly ask you to make useful suggestions. Thank you, Timur Linde -- t-linde@uchicago.edu

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