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From kremvax.demos.su!sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Sun Jan 1 16:25 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11038; Sun, 1 Jan 95 16:25:46 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id AAA28599; (8.6.9/D) Mon, 2 Jan 1995 00:18:48 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id AAA22174; (8.6.9/D) Mon, 2 Jan 1995 00:14:11 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa18561; 2 Jan 95 0:14 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Sun, 1 Jan 1995 23:56:20 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Sun, 1 Jan 1995 23:56:19 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Novogodnij podarok EBN Status: O Hi, folks! V prednovogodnie dni stjagivalos' kol'tso blokady Groznogo. TV peredalo reportazh s press-konferentsii Gracheva, polnoj mrachnyh ugroz po adresu nenazvannogo po imeni S.A.Kovaleva. E naznachil Kovaleva chlenom prezidentskoj komissii po sobljudeniju prav cheloveka v protsesse vosstanovlenija konstitutsionnoj zakonnosti v Chechne (eto slovosochetanie - "narushenija prav cheloveka v hode vosstanovlenija zakonnosti" - ne samyj sil'nyj shedevr kantseljarskogo jazyka, v kontse pis'ma budet kruche). 31 dekabrja Dudaev predlozhil prekraschenie ognja na novogodnie prazdniki - s 20 chasov 31/12/1994. Vmesto etogo vlasti reshili vzjat' gorod nochnym shturmom. Shturm nachalsja vecherom 31-go i rezko usililsja utrom 1 janvarja. Po meteouslovijam podderzhki s vozduha ne bylo, shrurmovali 6 tankovyh kolonn. Oni prodvinulis' s odnogo iz napravlenij k tsentru goroda i podoshli vplotnuju k dvortsu. Drugaja kolonna vrode by zanjala vokzal. V shturme uchastvovali obychnye vojska, poteri obeih storon uzhasajuschie. Opjat' byla poterjana takticheskaja upravljaemost', tanki otorvalis' ot pehoty. Sudja po vsemu, haoticheskij boj prodolzhaetsja, i obstanovka pozvoljaet russkim govorit' "ulitsy goroda patrulirujutsja militsiej, proishodit ochistka podvalov ot boevikov", a chechentsam - "russkie okruzheny i istrebljajutsja". Do sih por ne vvedeny v dejstvie elitnye podrazdelenija (otrjad "Vympel", perepodchinennyj posle oktjabrja 1993 MVD), i eto razumno (oni esche ponadobjatsja v Moskve). Vozmozhno, ih vvedut v delo pod pokrovom nastupivshej nochi. Zachem? Dudaeva, pohozhe, net v bunkere dvortsa s vechera, tam ostalis' russkie deputaty, zhurnalisty i mini-gospital', v kotoryj snosjat ranenyh pri shturme, v tom chisle russkih soldat. Sjurrealisticheskoe vpechatlenie proizvodit prodolzhajuschajasja po TV reklama "offshornoj zony Ingushetija". Pohozhe, ne tol'ko ingushej, a vse narody Kavkaza zhdut strashnye vremena. Vmeste s tem medlenno, no verno padajut pokazateli lichnoj populjarnosti E i nyneshnej vojny. Nakonets-to na fone razgovorov o "edinom dem. fronte" (ot "demokraticheskih" tusovok do gazety "Pravda") nachinaet obsuzhdat'sja soderzhatel'naja storona takogo ob'edinenija: bor'ba za uprazdnenie posta prezidenta RF. Nado skazat', chto chem shire budut predvybornye koalitsii (a oni budut shirokimi, ibo vse ponimajut - esli vybory vse zhe sostojatsja, eto budet javno pervyj i poslednij shans), tem sil'nee budet zhelanie vlast' podelit', chego nyneshnjaja konstitutsija ne pozvoljaet. Obeschannaja naposledok istorija o stile jazyka vlasti - ona proshla pochti nezamechennoj iz-za vojny. Okolo goda nazad mer Vladivostoka Cherepkov byl snjat s posta glavoj administratsii Primorskogo kraja Nazdratenko i arestovan (mer - eto vybrannyj glava administratsii; vybory koe-gde uspeli projti do perevorota, i teh uvolili; te zhe, kogo vybrali posle, ostalis'. E vskore zapretil dal'nejshie vybory glav administratsij). Sledstvie protiv Cherepkova prodolzhalos' god, chast' vremeni on byl v tjur'me. Polgoda byl v tjur'me ego syn po takzhe javno fal'shivomu obvineniju. Srazu zhe byl naznachen novyj glava administratsii Vladivostoka. V nachale dekabrja Cherepkov byl opravdan, v postanovlenii o prekraschenii dela est' standartnaja fraza "vosstanovit' v imuschestvennyh i trudovyh pravah". Na sledujuschij den' E izdal ukaz ob uvol'nenii ot dolzhnosti "glavy administratsii Vladivostoka Cherepkova" po pros'bam trudjaschihsja i V SVJaZI S DLITEL'NYM NEISPOLNENIEM OBJaZANNOSTEJ". Hochetsja bol'she vsego, chtoby zhertvy zaschitnikov Groznogo byli ne naprasny: eto delo mozhet, a znachit - dolzhno stat' nachalom kontsa prezidentskoj diktatury v Rossii. Tol'ko POSTOJaNNOE davlenie na pravitel'stva Zapada rezul'tativno - dejstvitel'no rezul'tativno, eto pokazal opyt chechenskogo krizisa. Zhertvennye zaschitniki Groznogo vyigrali vremja dlja probuzhdenija mirovogo soobschestva, probuzhdenija, byt' mozhet, slishkom pozdnego dlja Chechni. Nash dolg - chtoby ono okazalos' ne slishkom pozdnim dlja Rossii. V buduschem godu - v svobodnoj Rossii! Vash A. From kremvax.demos.su!sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Mon Jan 2 18:44 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18693; Mon, 2 Jan 95 18:44:24 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id CAA13145; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 3 Jan 1995 02:39:19 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id CAA26942; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 3 Jan 1995 02:34:37 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa15830; 3 Jan 95 2:34 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Tue, 3 Jan 1995 02:01:11 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Tue, 3 Jan 1995 02:01:10 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: "Chudo na Sunzhe"? Status: O Hi, folks! Naskol'ko mozhno sudit', rossijskaja gruppirovka, prorvavshajasja v Groznyj v novogodnjuju noch', unichtozhena. Do kontsa dnja ofitsial'nye istochniki tverdili o "polnom kontrole nad gorodom" i "planomernom unichtozhenii boevikov", kakovye versii plavno zamenilis' na "otvod chasti vojsk na pereformirovanie". Russkie soldaty shli na shturm polugolodnymi; vzjat v plen russkij soldat, nastupavshij v botinkah na bosu nogu (noski otnjali starshie tovarischi). Gorod takzhe prakticheski razrushen, s segodnjashnego utra vozobnovilis' nalety na uzhe ruiny Groznogo. Informatsionnaja obstanovka takova: gazety ne vyhodjat (novogodne-rozhdestvenskie kanikuly), gosudarstvennoe TV opaslivo zhmetsja pod pressom tsenzury (kogda katastrofu stalo skryvat' nevozmozhno, otnositel'no liberal'noe Rossijskoe TV peredalo soodschenija o nej so slovami "eto ofitsial'noe soobschenie Pravitel'stva Ingushetii"). Dlja bol'shinstva, ne slushajuschego "Svobody", informatsionnoj otdushinoj sluzhat peredachi stantsij, prinadlezhaschih konkurirujuschej s E finansovo-politicheskoj gruppe mera Moskvy Luzhkova "Most". Eto televidenie NTV i radio "Eho Moskvy". Oni rabotajut dovol'no smelo, ibo ponimajut: im nechego terjat'. Pohozhe, g-n E v sluchae pobedy vse ravno nikogo ne poschadit. Vo vsjakom sluchae, sotrudniki ego lichnoj tajnoj politsii (organizovavshej nalet v maskah na gruppu "Most") ne skryvajut, chto budut "spasat' Rossiju ot rusofobov, zapadnikov i mafii". Moj lichnyj opyt prodolzhaet davat' podtverzhdenija tomu, chto nastroenija intellektual'noj elity gorazdo bolee militaristskie, chem obschestva v tselom. Mezhdu prochim, stoit opasat'sja rasprostranenija politicheskogo raskola intelligentsii na sferu ekspertnyh otsenok nauchnyh zaslug kolleg, naprimer pri vydelenii grantov Sorosa. Stoit obratit' vnimanie na predposylki etogo: 1. Zakrytyj i "vnutrishkol'nyj" harakter ekspertizy v Rossii. 2. Ochevidnaja, no poka ne zlostnaja diskriminatsija uchenyh s nepravil'nymi politicheskimi vzgljadami (nezlostnaja potomu, chto ih bylo malo i sredi nih ne bylo osobo krupnyh uchenyh). Vo vsjakom sluchae, opyt diskriminatsii est'. Eto poka nichem ne podtverzhdennye opasenija, no stoit pobespokoit'sja zaranee, chtoby etogo ne sluchilos'. Vash Alik From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jan 3 09:17:53 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from bellboy.ucc.uconn.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24871; Tue, 3 Jan 95 09:17:51 -0500 Received: from galperin.mcb.uconn.edu by bellboy.ucc.uconn.edu (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA06145; Tue, 3 Jan 95 09:13:32 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: galperin@biotek.mcb.uconn.edu (Michael Galperin) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Longer U.S. visas Date: Tue, 3 Jan 1995 09:13:45 Message-Id: Status: O --- Forwarded message follows --- The U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia released the following on Friday, December 30, 1994. New Visa Regime Means Fewer Visits to the U.S. Embassy for Russian Travelers Beginning Wednesday, January 4, 1995, all U.S. embassies and consular posts throughout the world will begin issuing to citizens of the Russian Federation tourist and business visas which are valid for three years for unlimited entries to the U.S. Visa applicants who do not wish three-year, multiple-entry visas may elect to receive a visa which is valid for three entries during one year. The fee for a three-year, multiple-entry visa will be the same as the present one-year, multiple-entry fee: $120.00 or ruble equivalent. The fee for the one-year, three-entry visa is $60.00 or ruble equivalent. These fees are in addition to the non-refundable $20.00 application fee which must be paid prior to submitting a visa application. Single entry visas will no longer be generally issued. By reducing the frequency with which Russian travelers to the U.S. must apply for visas, the Government of the United States hopes to reduce inconveniences in the visa application process as well. We are hopeful that the Russian Federation will approve a similarly liberalized visa regime for American citizens applying for visas to this country. The American practice is generally to apply reciprocity in regard to the validity of visas. In addition to offering a three-year, multiple-entry visa the Embassy has introduced the following services to make the visa process easier for applicants: "express service" - for persons over 60 years old, persons with adult immediate relatives who are U.S. citizens, students, exchange visitors who are returning to the same program in the U.S., or persons who have already traveled twice to the U.S. for short visits; the "group window" - for groups of five or more persons going to the U.S. for non-tourist purposes, such as business seminars, educational exchanges, or athletic competitions; the Foreign Commercial Service program - for U.S. business persons resident in Russia who wish to submit applications for persons invited to the U.S. for business purposes by their company; the travel agency service - for Russian businesspersons to submit their applications through selected travel agents. Information on these streamlined procedures is available at the consular section's receptionist window located under the American flag at Novinskiy Blvd. 19/23. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jan 4 06:42:12 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from trefle.saclay.cea.fr by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01404; Wed, 4 Jan 95 06:42:10 -0500 Received: from oeillet.saclay.cea.fr by trefle.saclay.cea.fr (8.6.9/ CEANET-ROUTER-3.0) with ESMTP id MAA01487 for ; Wed, 4 Jan 1995 12:41:52 +0100 Received: from deborah.saclay.cea.fr by oeillet.saclay.cea.fr (8.6.9/ CEANET-ROUTER-3.0) with SMTP id MAA03896 for ; Wed, 4 Jan 1995 12:43:29 +0100 Message-Id: <199501041143.MAA03896@oeillet.saclay.cea.fr> Received: by deborah.saclay.cea.fr (1.37.109.4/CEANET.2.0.1) id AA07892; Wed, 4 Jan 95 17:42:34 GMT From: Boris VELIKSON Subject: INFO-RUSS: pis'mo peterburzhcev To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 4 Jan 95 17:42:33 "WET Cc: boris@deborah.saclay.cea.fr Mailer: Elm [revision: 70.85] Status: O Nizhe sleduet tekst pis'ma, pomeshchennogo v "Izvestiyah" ot 24 dekabrya. Mne kazhestya, pro nego sleduet znat'. ____________________________________ Prezidentu Rossijskoj Federacii Borisu El'cinu Gospodin Prezident, 17 dekabrya my napravili Vam i predsedatelyu pravitel'stva Chernomyrdinu telegrammy, protestuyushchie protiv resheniya o raketno- bombovom udare po Groznomu. My pisali Vam o zhertvah sredi mirnogo naseleniya, v etom sluchae neizbezhnyh. Uvy, uzhe cherez sutki rossijskie shturmoviki bombili gorod. Gospodin Prezident! Strana eshche ne zabyla, kak v avguste 91-go goda Vy poprosili u rossiyan proshcheniya za to, chto ne sumeli sberech' zhizni trem molodym moskvicham - Usovu, Komaryu i Krichevskomu. Pomnite li Vy, kak otozvalis' v narodnom serdce te Vashi slova, i ponimaete li, kakuyu pamyat' ostavite o sebe, esli nemedlenno ne ostanovite nyneshnee brato- i detoubijstvo? Akademik Dmitrij Lihachev, Konstantin Azadovskij, Zeven Arshakuni, Oleg Basilashvili, Aleksandr Volodin, Valerij Voskobojnikov, Yakov Gordin, Daniil Granin, Svetlana Karmalita, Nina Katerli, Evgenij Lebedev, Andrej Petrov, Boris Strugackij, Oleg Hlebnikov, Andrej Chernov, Mihail Yasnov. SANKT-PETERBURG. ____________________________________ Mne hotelos' by dobavit' : mne udivitel'no, kak malo pod nim podpisej. Mne hotelos' by znat', gde te ostal'nye, kogo my vsegda uvazhali i ch'i podpisi bylo by estestvenno ozhidat' pod podobnym tekstom. Mozhet byt', oni pod drugim pis'mom, v drugoj gazete? Togda soobshchite kto-nibud'; ochen' interesny pis'ma Suhanova, no v nih ne hvataet otveta na vopros, kto s kem. Eto ochen' vazhnyj vopros. Pravda li, chto molchit Solzhenicyn? Neuzheli - trudno poverit' - molchit Okudzhava? Porazitel'nye proishodyat veshchi: tut v Parizhe, v rossijskom konsul'stve, sostoyalos' prazdnovanie godovshchiny "bul'do- zernoj vystavki". Anti, tak skazat', sovetskoe meropriyatie, srazu posle pervyh bombezhek i pered Rozhdestvom. Tuda priglasili parizhskih russkih hudozhnikov i pisatelej. Kto poshel, kto ne poshel; prezident Associacii russkih hudozhnikov v Parizhe, odin iz organizatorov Dyagilevskogo festivalya, Vadim Nechaev, dolzhen byl chitat' tam svoyu prozu. On poshel; no vmesto chteniya, prochital obrashchenie, v kotorom skazal, chto perezhil v detstve blokadu Leningrada i bombezhki, i kak ni cenna dlya russkogo pisatelya lyubaya okaziya prochest' svoi veshchi, on ne mozhet v etih usloviyah, v etom konsul'stve, eto delat'. Eto ladno; eto, v konce koncov, obyknovennyj poryadochnyj postupok, nichego osobennogo. No prisutstvovavshij pri etom moskovskij poet Genrih Sapgir, byvshij poryadochnyj chelovek, vyshel iz zala v znak protesta protiv antipatrioticheskogo vystupleniya Nechaeva. Vot imenno poetomu i hotelos' by znat', kto u nas nynche patriot: ne ugadaesh' ved'. B. Velikson From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Wed Jan 4 10:31 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02719; Wed, 4 Jan 95 10:31:50 -0500 Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 2623; Wed, 04 Jan 95 10:28:49 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 2614; Wed, 4 Jan 1995 10:26:16 -0500 Date: Wed, 4 Jan 1995 08:45:08 -0500 Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: Dawn Mann Subject:INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest 4 Jan 1995 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O ---------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST Vol. 1, No. 3, 4 January 1995 OMRI is Open Media Research Institute in Prague --------------------------------------------------------------- RUSSIAN TROOPS RETREAT FROM GROZNY. Russian artillery and aerial bombardment of Grozny and surrounding villages intensified on 3 January as Russian ground troops withdrew in disarray from the city center, Russian and Western agencies reported. Some 100 people were killed when Russian planes bombed a hospital in the town of Shali 30 kilometers southeast of the Chechen capital, according to AFP quoting Radio Moskvy. Russian press coverage of the fighting was at odds with developments on the ground, claiming that Russian forces had regained the initiative and were consolidating control of Grozny, the Los Angeles Times reported on 4 January. A spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry quoted by Interfax on 3 January denied Chechen claims that as many as 600 Russians had been killed during the storming of Grozny on 30 December-1 January, and hundreds more, including one general and four colonels, taken prisoner; the Los Angeles Times quoted eyewitnesses in Grozny who claimed to have counted over 400 Russian corpses and 150 disabled tanks and armed personnel carriers in the streets. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. CHECHEN LEADERSHIP "READY TO BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS." AFP of 4 January quoted Ostankino Television as reporting on 3 January that Russian parliament deputy Sergei Kovalev had sent an open letter from Grozny to Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin stating that at the request of Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev he had held informal talks with the Chechen leadership. Kovalev said that the Chechens had expressed their readiness to begin talks immediately on a cease-fire and the coordinated disengagement of forces, on condition that Russian forces withdraw to the positions they occupied before the onslaught on Grozny on 30 December. Chernomyrdin began talks on the Chechen situation on 3 January with State Duma Speaker Ivan Rybkin and Federation Council Chairman Vladimir Shumeiko; they are to continue on 4 January. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISASTER? Both Western military experts and Yeltsin's spokesman Vyacheslav Kostikov argued on 3 January that blame for the military debacle in Grozny lies squarely with the Russian military leadership. Reuters on 3 January quoted unnamed Western experts as commenting that the assault on Grozny was badly planned and incompetently executed with demoralized troops who had minimal experience street fighting and little combat experience in general. Kostikov for his part was quoted by ITAR-TASS as contending that "the legitimacy of the president's and the government's actions should not be questioned . . . instead we should question the professionalism of the people who planned this operation." Also on 3 January, former Prime Minister Egor Gaidar told a news conference in Moscow that the Chechen crisis increases the chances of a coup that would lead to the imposition of a dictatorship in Russia, according to the Los Angeles Times of 4 January. Arguing that "only the president can stop the bloodshed in Chechnya" Gaidar said that "Yeltsin must get rid of those who pushed him into the Chechen adventure, above all, Egorov, Grachev, and Lobov." -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. KOZYREV, CHRISTOPHER MEETING IN THE OFFING? AFP reported on 4 January that US Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev are to meet in Geneva, probably on 17 and 18 January. Recently, the Chechnya crisis has placed a strain on US- Russian relations, and AFP quotes State Department representative Michael McCurry as saying that while "Chechnya is by international recognition part of Russia," Washington's view is that "we don't like innocent civilians losing their lives." Recently Kozyrev defended Russian actions in Chechnya by comparing the situation there to that in the secessionist US South during the US Civil War more than 125 years ago. -- Stan Markotich, OMRI, Inc. RUSSIAN ANALYSTS EVALUATE SOCIETY. On 2 January Interfax reported on a poll of 145 political analysts throughout Russia, conducted by the Russian Academy of Public Service this past December. According to the report, half those questioned described the current social and political climate in Russia as "alarming and threatening." Survey respondents indicated they felt that social conditions will make conflict likely in 1995, with possible "conflicts between the public and the authorities . . . especially dangerous." Analysts also saw opportunities for continuing ethnic conflict, but speculate that tensions between federal and regional authorities will not be as grave as other forms of strife. A full 60% observed that some form of "mass social protest actions" are likely in the regions where they live. On the brighter side, analysts predict that most conflicts will not escalate to the point where aggrieved parties opt for violent solutions. Non-violent forms of protest, including strikes and demonstrations, are projected as dominating the political and social landscape. -- Stan Markotich, OMRI, Inc. SERGEI KOVALEV NAMED "MAN OF THE YEAR" FOR 1994. Several newspapers in Moscow and St. Petersburg reported recently on the results of a Public Opinion Foundation survey in which the respondents were asked to name the persons they regarded to be the "best" and the "worst" personality of 1994. Sergei Kovalev, the veteran human-rights campaigner, currently in Grozny as an eyewitness to the events in Chechnya, was "almost unanimously" chosen as the "man of the year." Russian President Boris Yeltsin was awarded the title of "worst man of the year." In a separate development, RFE/RL and Russian TV reported that Kovalev's colleagues from the Russia's Choice faction in the State Duma, Nikolai Vorontsov and Egor Gaidar, urged on 3 January that Kovalev be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. -- Julia Wishnevsky, OMRI, Inc. SAKHALIN WORKERS GET LIQUOR INSTEAD OF MONEY. Interfax reported on 3 January that management at a Sakhalin joint-stock paper company has paid a portion of its workers' salaries in "mostly low-quality wine" shipped in from the mainland and bartered for the paper produced by the company. Previously, firemen working with the firm were paid in red wine, perhaps explaining why "they failed to extinguish fire in a coal gallery on the same day." -- Stan Markotich, OMRI, Inc. From burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Wed Jan 4 14:37 EST 1995 Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03375; Wed, 4 Jan 95 14:37:15 -0500 Date: Wed, 4 Jan 95 13:28:50 EST From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA05359; Wed, 4 Jan 95 13:28:50 EST Message-Id: <9501041828.AA05359@lassp.cornell.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: O >From: SMTP%"andr@hohlov.msk.su" 4-JAN-1995 (sokraqeno) IDIOTIZM NE LECHITSIA. 02 Jan.95 Proizoshlo samoe hudshee (i durackoe) iz togo, chto moglo. Neponiatno s kakoi stati voiska vdrug sorvalis' s mesta i brosilis' shturmovat' Groznyi (v novogodniuiu noch'!). Poskol'ku, kak uje govorilos', shturm gorodov sovremennoi voennoi naukoi ne predusmotren - poluchilos' to, chto i doljno bylo. Kolonny tankov i bronetransporterov vtianulis' v gorod i byli postepenno rasstreliany v upor iz granatometov, poprostu iz okon domov - priamo v borta, pod priamym uglom. Prichem (vidimo, dlia pushei nerazberihi) shturm ustroili noch'iu. Uchityvaia, chto soldaty goroda ne znaiut, a mestnye, naoborot, znaiut - rezul'tat legko predstavit'. Eststvenno, soldaty, kotorym jit' hotelos', streliali "po vsemu, chto dvijetsia". Rezul'taty plachevnye. Oficial'nye istochniki soobshili o "peregruppirovke voisk", chto, kak izvestno, oznachaet, chto dela plohi. Po nezavisimym dannym, podbito pod 100 (sto!) tankov i BTR, poteri voisk schitaiutsia na sotni, poteri mestnyh - na tysiachi. Sudia po vsemu, v nejilyh promyshlennyh raionah (neftepererabatyvaiushii zavod) i, vozmojno, v novostroikah voiska vse-taki zakrepilis'. No v centre, pohoje, polnyi razgrom. Seichas, po sluham, idut podkrepleniia. Estestvennyi vopros: ZACHEM? Otvet neponiaten. Generaly sami po sebe daleko ne idioty. Imeetsia bogatyi opyt podobnyh neudachnyh shturmov (Afgan). Malo togo, za tri dnia do vsego ministr oborony Grachev ustroil press-konferenciiu, gde vpolne tolkovo i vniatno ob'iasnil, pochemu Groznyi shturmovat' nel'zia. I vdrug - takoi bred. Krov', pozor, i proch. I ved' liubomu leitenantu izvestno, chto v nashe vremia goroda ne shturmuiut! Edinstvennoe, chto mogu predpolojit' - chto Bol'shoe Nachal'stvo potrebovalo vse konchit' "v tri dnia". Sudia po vsemu, v Kremle vse davno uje v graduse "chert s nimi, s jertvami i mirnymi jiteliami, no etih banditov my vse-taki likvidiruem". Svolochi. Nu i poluchili. Snimaia obvinenie v "genocide": bol'shinstvo mirnyh grajdan, ostavshihsia v Groznom i gibnushih ot strel'by i bombejek - eto RUSSKIE. (Chechencam bylo, konechno, namnogo proshe, chem russkim, vyvezti sem'i k rodstvennikam v derevniu - blije. A procentnyi sostav v Groznom byl, vidimo, primerno fifty-fifty.) No comments. Netrivial'nye momenty: 1) V Groznom nachisto otsutstvuet kakaia-to vrajda mejdu mestnymi russkimi i chechencami. Neveroiatno, no fakt. Russkie korrespondenty spokoino iterv'iuiruiut soldat Dudaeva, russkie babushki hodiat za vodoi (vodoprovod, konechno, ne rabotaet). Nikakih soobshenii o pogromah i raspravah nad mestnymi russkimi ne bylo ni razu ni iz odnogo istochnika. 2) Otnoshenie k plennym soldatam - po-prejnemu absoliutno korrektnoe. Plennyh kormiat i poiat, ranenyh lechat, korrespondentam razreshaiut s nimi obshat'sia. 3) U Dudaeva postoianno nahoditsia - dobrovol'no i svobodno - gruppa deputatov Dumy (=parlamenta) vo glave s S.Kovalevym (biolog, byvshii dissident, pri Brejneve sidel, chelovek iskliuchitel'noi poriadochnosti). Oni postoianno soobshali o jertvah bombejek. Chest' im i slava. V obshem, stydno i merzko. Chto budet dal'she, poniat' nevozmojno - no, pohoje, budut bol'shie peremeny. Horosho by poubavit' kolichestvo idiotov na vysshih postah... Opros: "polnnost'iu doveriaiut prezidentu" - 13%, "bolee-menee" - 16%, "ne doveriaiut" - 65%. No comments. Skol'ko-nibud' otvetstvennye liudi (urovnia direktorov zavodov, ravno kak i bankov), uslyshav familiiu Elkina, reflektorno materiatsia. Naibolee uvajaemy v etih krugah - prem'er Chernomyrdin, pred. Dumy Rybkin i mer Moskvy Lujkov - vse troe za um i professionalizm, a ne za politiku. V armii - brojenie. Avtoritet ministra oborony Gracheva byl na nule eshe do Chechni, a uj seichas... Pri etom est' dva bezuslovno ves'ma tolkovyh i populiarnyh v voiskah generala (Gromov i Lebed'). Oba pozvoliaiut sebe ehidnye repliki. Konechno, v nyneshnei situacii Elkin nikogo iz nih ministrom oborony ne naznachit - proshe uj srazu podat' v otstavku. Ne iskliucheno, chto i pridetsia. Sluh: lichnoe sostoianie Dudaeva - bol'she milliarda dollarov nalichnymi. Poskol'ku cherez Chechniu iz Rossii uplylo po men'shei mere neskol'ko (a, vozmojno, mnogo) milliardov $ - zvuchit pravdopodobno. V zakliuchenie - nebol'shoi istoricheskii ekskurs: "Zapiski" generala Ermolova, glavnoupravliaiushego Kavkazom v 1816-1826 i, v chastnosti, osnovatelia kreposti Groznaia. Povtoriaiu, eto 1816 god. "Nije po techeniiu Tereka jivut chechency, samye zleishie iz razboinikov <...>. Obshestvo ih ves'ma maloliudno, no chrezvychaino umnojilos' v poslednie neskol'ko let, ibo prinimalis' drujestvenno zlodei vseh prochih narodov, ostavliaiushie zemliu svoiu po kakim-libo prestupleniiam. Chechniu mojno spravedlivo nazvat' gnezdom vseh razboinikov." Kommentarii: vse - odin v odin k nyneshnei situacii (v Chechne baziruiutsia professional'nye bandity so vsego Severnogo Kavkaza - zdes' oni v principe nedosiagaemy dlia rossiskoi milicii, a gde-nibud' v Dagestane mogut i zamesti.) Eto tak, k slovu. ---------------- Kto-to iz deputatov Dumy, tol'ko chto vernuvshihsya iz Groznogo, nazval cifru v 180 podbityh tankov i BTRov. ---------- Programma Vremya (a e`to teper' opyat' oficial'noe nazvanie, dazhe muzyka ta zhe, Vremya vpered) povydavala eqe perlov: chechency de razlili sinil'nuyu kislotu na puti russkih vojsk, a takzhe vypustili hlora. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jan 4 21:29:35 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02729; Wed, 4 Jan 95 21:29:32 -0500 Message-Id: <9501050229.AA02729@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Wed, 4 Jan 95 21:29:28 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS:ya vam pishu, chego zhe bole, chto ya mogu esche skazat'... Status: OR Dear folks, A few weeks ago, Russia started its war against Chechnya. It is clear by now (if it wasn't clear to some of you earlier), that this war is a crime, a war of extermination waged by the Russian military largely against civilian population; it is a mass violation of human rights; it has already came close to genocide; and who knows what will happen next. We've got quite a lot of reports (in particular by Andrianov and Suhanov) from Moscow. Good people in Russia are doing what they can to stop this war. We can do here even more. As was suggested on this net by Maxim Poliashenko , we can call our senators and congressmen, and send e-mail to Mr. President and Vice-President, telling them "NO U.S. AID, NO U.S. MONEY FOR CRIMINAL GOVERNMENT OF RUSSIA !!!" Boris Velikson , posted here a copy of his letter to President Clinton of similar content. Oleg Kolosov suggested that this kind of letters be sent to the governments and influential organizations in other Western countries. I've sent my letter to Mr. President too (anybody who is interested can ask me for a copy). At this point, however, I decided to go one step further. I want to suggest that those of us who support an action of the United States Government to stop the war of Russia against Chechnya send a collective letter to Mr. President of the United States and Mr. Vice-President. With a lot of signatures, the letter will have a chance to be read. (Sure, sure, I do remember that old joke about intelegent i huligan where the intelegent in response to the voice of reason -- "Ne pi**i!" -- screams "Net, ya budu pi**et', ya printsipial'no budu pi**et'!":-):-). Yet, like an old battle horse:-), here I go... Anyway, below you'll find the text of the proposed letter. I tried to make it short and to the point, and write it the way hopefully acceptable to as many of you as possible. We can do it in two possible ways. (i) You send me your "signatures" and I compile them into one block together with the text of the letter and get it out to Mr. President and Mr. Vice-President. I'll be waiting for your msgs until Jan. 10'95, noon, collect whatever signatures I've got, and get the letter out. If anybody got their signatures to me later, I can send an "addendum" letter to the same addressees. (ii) You can use this text below for your OWN letters to whoever you think is best. If you do so, I would still appreciate it if you send me a msg notifying me that you've sent it out (I need it basically for my statistics). My own opinion though is that the larger single "snowball" we generate, the better. If in your signature you are eligible to use titles like "Prof.", "Dr.", "Group Leader", "MD", "Director", "President (or Vice-President) of Co.", or anything of this nature, please do NOT hesitate of using them; I actually would encourage you to do so! (unlike our regular postings, in which I usualy discourage it:-). Same, if you are a US citizen. BUT, folks, a signature of ANYONE of you will count! (either in the US or outside of it; academia people and business; housewives and free spirits:-); males and females, etc.; but no pets, please:-). I strongly encourage you to join the letter if you support its main thrust. Aside from your name, you may want to use your address (office or home, it doesn't matter), and your e-mail. If any of your friends who are not IR-subscribers, wish to join the letter, they are most welcome too; just include their names in your msg to me (of course, with their consent only). The more signatures, the better; I am thinking of at least 100 signatures which makes it a bit less than 10% of the total number of IR-subscribers (there are about 1050 of us now). I may also need a few volunteers (preferably -- veteran subscribers) to help me to handle the job of compiling the signatures into a single list (if I really get a lot of them:-), so please in your msgs regarding joining the letter, indicate whether you are willing to help me. If there are no strong objections, I'll be joining this letter too (just for you not to feel lonely:-). My best, and Happy New Year, --Alex (Sasha) Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator ------------------------------------------------------------------- To: Mr. William Clinton, President of the United States Cc: Mr. Albert Gore, Vice-President of the United States White House Washington, DC Dear Mr. President and Mr. Vice-President: 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 in 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 thousand of people, including women and children, have became 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. A possible way to do that is to make it known to the Russian government that all financial aid, all agreements advancing Russia's interests, will be frozen 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. With our best regards, ------------------------------------------------------------------------- From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Thu Jan 5 09:23 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10511; Thu, 5 Jan 95 09:23:05 -0500 Message-Id: <9501051423.AA10511@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 2699; Thu, 05 Jan 95 09:15:04 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 2694; Thu, 5 Jan 1995 09:15:01 -0500 Date: Thu, 5 Jan 1995 09:16:34 -0500 Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: OMRI Publications Subject: INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest 5 January Vol.1 No.4 Status: O -------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST Vol. 1, No. 4, 5 January 1995 OMRI is Open Media Research Institute at Prague -------------------------------------------------------------- YELTSIN ORDERS HALT TO BOMBING OF GROZNY. On 4 January Russian President Boris Yeltsin ordered the Russian military to desist from bombing the Chechen capital Grozny at midnight that night, according to Russian radio and television. The exact military situation in Grozny on 4 January was unclear: the Russian Interior Ministry press service as quoted by Interfax of 4 January claimed that Russian interior ministry troops "continued to force militants out of Grozny during the morning;" other Russian media reported that Chechen forces were retreating southwards from the city. ITAR- TASS reported that Russian troop reinforcements were being sent to Chechnya, and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Nikolai Egorov told a press conference in Mozdok that Russian forces could be in control of Grozny by 5 January. He also said that the Chechen "government of national revival" headed by Salambek Khadzhiev would begin work in Grozny as of 5 January. Russian presidential advisor Emil Pain told Interfax on 4 January that empowering either Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Shakhrai or Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin to negotiate with the Chechen leadership in place of Egorov and intelligence chief Sergei Stepashin could expedite the resumption of talks on a political settlement of the Chechen crisis. Interfax on 4 January quoted the head of the opposition Chechen Provisional Council, Umar Avturkhanov, as stating that his forces will not comply with Yeltsin's demand to surrender their weapons until Dudaev's forces have been completely neutralized. Also on 4 January, Interfax quoted an unidentified senior Russian Foreign Ministry official as stating that Moscow is drafting an official response to the OSCE proposal to send a group of experts to evaluate the human rights situation in Chechnya. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. CHECHNYA SUBJECT NOT ON THE TABLE AT US- RUSSIAN BILATERAL TALKS? "The situation in Chechnya is not a subject for the talks," Nikolai Spassky, the Russian Foreign Ministry's North American Department Director, told Interfax on 4 January. Spassky was referring to talks between Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev and US Secretary of State Warren Christopher, tentatively scheduled to be held on 17 or 18 January in Geneva. Spassky did, however, say that except for Chechnya, both sides would discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations and would likely concentrate on affairs in Europe, including the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. -- Stan Markotich, OMRI, Inc. RUSSIA WARNS MUSLIM AMBASSADORS OVER MERCENARIES IN CHECHNYA. The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the ambassadors of Afghanistan, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and the Turkish charge d'affaires on 4 January and warned them that their respective governments should take all necessary steps to preclude the further recruiting and dispatch to Chechnya of mercenaries from their countries, AFP and Interfax reported. Iranian President Ali Akbar Rafsanjani warned on 4 January that the Russian military intervention in Chechnya could undermine Russia's links with the Islamic world, according to AFP, which further quoted a statement by Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mahmud Mohammadi published in the Iranian press that the Iranian government has offered to send humanitarian aid to Chechnya "to relieve the sufferings of the Chechen people." In Ankara, Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ferhat Ataman condemned the Russian military intervention and resulting civilian casualties which he saId could have serious destabilizing consequences for the entire Caucasus region, and affirmed that Turkey considers a cease-fire declaration "indispensable." -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. KOVALEV IN MOSCOW, TO MEET YELTSIN, AMBASSADORS. Russian human rights envoy Sergei Kovalev arrived in Moscow on 5 January, a day after he told a news conference in the Ingush capital, Nazran, that he was going to meet President Boris Yeltsin and foreign ambassadors to inform them about human rights violations that have taken place in the course of Russian air attacks on Grozny. Kovalev also carried an appeal signed by 84 Russian POWs held prisoner in the cellar of the Presidential Palace in Grozny who condemn the Russian military intervention in Chechnya. According to Kovalev, he and his fellow human rights campaigner, Oleg Orlov, will return to Grozny if the military action there continues. Along with three members of the State Duma Human Rights Commission, Kovalev and Orlov had been in Grozny monitoring the situation personally since 14 December 1994. The three deputies--Valerii Borshchev of the liberal Yabloko faction in the Duma, and Mikhail Molostvov and Yulii Rybakov (both of Russia's Choice) remain in the cellar of the Presidential Palace. -- Julia Wishnevsky, OMRI, Inc. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jan 5 14:04:11 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail02.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08683; Thu, 5 Jan 95 14:04:10 -0500 Received: by mail02.mail.aol.com (1.38.193.5/16.2) id AA09076; Thu, 5 Jan 1995 14:05:00 -0500 Date: Thu, 5 Jan 1995 14:05:00 -0500 From: RugbyKid@aol.com Message-Id: <950105140455_7765678@aol.com> To: Info-Russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Bank Accounts Status: O I will keep this message brief and to the point. I am looking for information on opening a bank account in Russia to which I can send US dollars to be converted and deposited as Roubles. Do you have any suggestions? I do indeed have friends and relatives in Russia who could perform the conversion and deposits for me, but I am not sure whether or not they are able to open an actual account for me. Best Wishes in this upcoming Christmas! Misha Paugh From 0006561109@mcimail.com Thu Jan 5 16:29 EST 1995 Received: from gatekeeper.mcimail.com by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11592; Thu, 5 Jan 95 16:29:13 -0500 Received: by gatekeeper.mcimail.com (5.65/fma-120691); id AA18439; Thu, 5 Jan 95 21:19:42 GMT Received: from mcimail.com by mailgate.mcimail.com id ah04236; 5 Jan 95 21:14 WET Date: Thu, 5 Jan 95 16:04 EST From: The Joint Baltic American National Committ <0006561109@mcimail.com> To: distribution:;@mcimail.com (see end of body) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Chechnya Message-Id: <62950105210426/0006561109PK4EM@MCIMAIL.COM> Status: O PRESS RELEASE Contact: Avo E. Ora January 5, 1995 301 340 1954 BALTIC AMERICANS CALL ON US TO END SILENCE ON CHECHNYA In light of the unrelenting and arbitrary violence of Russian forces in Chechnya and the reports of human rights violations by Russia's own Human Rights Commissioner, the Joint Baltic American National Committee once again calls upon the United States to denounce the extreme actions of the Russian Federation and to encourage a non-violent settlement of the conflict through bilateral negotiation or international mediation. The Russian Federation's use of force against the civilian population of Chechnya, many of whom are ethnic Russians, directly violates principles set forth by the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe's Budapest meeting (December 1994) which state: "If recourse to force cannot be avoided in performing internal security missions, each participating State will ensure that its use must be commensurate with the needs of enforcement. The armed forces will take due care to avoid injury to civilians or their property." (CSCE Budapest Conference Document, VII.36) Aerial bombardment by the Russian military against "military targets" which have included an orphanage, a hospital, residential houses, markets and civilian vehicles displays Russia's lack of concern for civilians, human rights, and the CSCE principles Russia agreed to uphold. These actions have been documented and reported on - as in yesterday's Washington Post article "Russian Jets Focus on Civilian Targets." The silence of the United States regarding these violations threatens the basic principle of the universality of human rights, whether in Haiti or in Russia, and the future role of the CSCE in European security structures. The United States must demand that Russia respect the principles of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe and resume negotiations with Chechnya in order to find a non-violent solution which would result in a just and lasting peace. %%% overflow headers %%% To: Balt-L Discussion List , Mari Ann , "G. PRiddy" , "T. Lukas" , "E.Irbe" , Saul Anuzis , Eerik Marmei , Riina Kionka , David Barbour , Hans Kobin , "Dr. Mark Cichock" , Rebecca Behr , Yrjo Lansipuro , Lithuanian Mission to the United Nations , The Baltic Independent , The Baltic Observer , Embassy of Estonia , Toomas Annus , American Latvian Association <0004716169@mcimail.com>, Ints Rupners , "Dr. John Genys" , Imara Jones , Vaino Reinart , USBF <0007021039@mcimail.com>, Zenia Genys , Jennifer Cunningham , Jason Miko <76217.1072@compuserve.com>, Teri Schultz , President William Clinton , Vice President Al Gore , Alex Kaplan %%% end overflow headers %%% From kremvax.demos.su!sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Fri Jan 6 06:39 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19780; Fri, 6 Jan 95 06:39:07 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id OAA03152; (8.6.9/D) Fri, 6 Jan 1995 14:02:48 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id NAA08160; (8.6.9/D) Fri, 6 Jan 1995 13:55:42 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa14651; 6 Jan 95 13:55 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Fri, 6 Jan 1995 13:34:16 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Fri, 6 Jan 1995 13:34:16 +0300 X-Mailer: Mail [v1.8 MSDOS] Subject:INFO-RUSS: Tylovye novosti Lines: 49 Status: O Hi, folks! Uzhe dva dnja novogo shturma ne proishodit (hotja predlozhenie Dudaeva o peremirii dlja sbora trupov russkih soldat bylo proignorirovano), i mozhno opjat' pogovorit' o delah tylovyh. V Moskve nachalo proishodit' patrulirovanie metro voennosluzhaschimi bez znakov razlichija. Oni ne ischut bomb, kak soldaty i oficery obychnogo vida, a proverjajut dokumenty u kavkazcev. Vid etih ljudej ochen' otkormlennyj (oni ne pohozhi ni na voennyh, ni na pereodetyh v voennuju formu mentov), oni peregovarivajutsja po racijam, kotorye rabotajut dazhe v poezde metro. Voobsche v poslednie dni proverki dokumentov u kavkazcev nosjat nevidanno dazhe dlja Moskvy izdevatel'skij harakter: naprimer, vozle metro "Park kul'tury" stojat chetyre posta v dvuh metrah drug ot druga i proverjajut dokumenty u kazhdogo, sekundu nazad pred'javivshego ih pred'yduschemu postu. Dokumenty - eto pasport i dve bumazhki - moskovskaja "viza" i kvitancija ob oplate etoj vizy. Meroprijatie, vidimo, vpolne propagandistskoe. Professor V.A.Dybo i ego vnuk oboshli s podpisnymi listami protiv vojny dom v podmoskomnom gorode Mytischi. Dom (uzhasnaja hruschoba) zaselen v pochti ravnyh doljah sotrudnikami mestnogo torgovogo tehnikuma (kazhetsja, Mytischenskij tehnikum kooperativnoj torgovli), uchenymi iz Akademii Nauk pobednee (u kogo ne bylo moskovskoj propiski) i rabochimi mashinostroitel'nogo zavoda. V dome rovno 100 kvartir. Obitateli 85 iz nih podpisali, 1 zhenschina otkazalas' s antimusul'manskoj motivirovkoj, ostal'nye otsutstvovali, ne vyrabotali otnoshenija ili ob'javili, chto "bol'she nichego ne podpisyvaem". Vmeste s tem neobychno mnogo iz predstavitelej intellektual'noj elity vykazyvajut militaristskuju ili etatistskuju poziciju. Odin avtor (vozmozhno, nekotorym iz vas izvestnyj A.Kibrik) nachinaet svoj tekst so slov "Da, ja teper' - sojuznik Barkashova i Zhirinovskogo" ("Novoe vremja" N52-1994). Drugie, vozmuschajas' bezdarnost'ju komandirov i p'janstvom podchinennyh, vse zhe snova i snova nadejutsja, chto nakonec-to segodnja ocherednoj shturm uvenchaetsja uspehom. "Uinston Smit poljubil Bol'shogo Brata". Kstati. Skladyvaetsja dovol'no-taki zloveschee vpechatlenie, chto russkie vojska sovsem ili pochti sovsem ne berut plennyh (v otlichie ot chechencev). Vo vsjakom sluchae, otsutstvujut vsjakie upominanija o nih, dazhe v propagandistskom zhanre "plennye svidetel'stvujut o razlozhenii bandformirovanij". Eto zastavljaet dumat', chto vzjatie russkimi goroda budet oznachat' ne izbavlenie zhitelej ot boev (pust' kuplennoe moral'no dorogoj cenoj), a esche hudshuju gumanitarnuju katastrofu. Poka vse. Vash Alik From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Fri Jan 6 09:44 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19995; Fri, 6 Jan 95 09:44:47 -0500 Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 8756; Fri, 06 Jan 95 09:41:38 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 8746; Fri, 6 Jan 1995 09:41:28 -0500 Date: Fri, 6 Jan 1995 09:42:48 -0500 Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: OMRI Publications Subject:INFO-RUSS:OMRI Daily Digest vol. 1 no. 5 6 January 1995 Status: O ------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST Vol. 1, No. 5, 6 January 1995 ------------------------------------------------------------------ GROZNY BOMBING CONTINUES. Despite Russian President Boris Yeltsin's order of 4 January to halt the bombing of Grozny at midnight that night, bombing raids on Grozny and neighboring villages continued on 5 January, Ostankino Television reports. Dudaev's forces remained in control of the center of Grozny but were surrounded by Russian forces, according to the Russian government press center. Ostankino further reported that on 5 January the Chechen "government of national reconciliation," headed by Salambek Khadzhiev, issued a statement supporting the restoration of constitutional order in Chechnya but condemning as "a mistake" the ongoing bombing of peaceful towns and villages that could result in nationwide protests. Speaking in Mozdok (North Ossetia) on 5 January, Federal Counter-Intelligence head Sergei Stepashin rejected the prospect of a protracted guerrilla war in Chechnya, vowing to eliminate the Chechen opposition, according to Interfax. Discussing the reasons for the failure of Russian troops to establish control in Grozny, Segodnya disclosed on 5 January that neither the Defense Ministry nor any other power structure has units specially trained for urban combat against a well-armed enemy. Spetsnaz forces are trained for acts of sabotage and reconnaissance but have never been used to storm urban areas. The Georgian government has sent troops to the Georgian border with Chechnya to prevent Chechen forces from entering Georgia, Interfax reported on 5 January. In Moscow, State Duma deputies from Russia's Choice, Yabloko and the December 12 liberal-democratic union continued to collect signatures to press for an emergency debate on Chechnya, Interfax reported on 5 January. The Democratic Russia party unveiled a new peace initiative for Chechnya comprising a cease-fire, the withdrawal of all Russian military formations and armor from Grozny, and the release by both sides of prisoners of war, to be followed by negotiations at government level on a peace settlement. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. INTERNATIONAL REACTION. German President Helmut Kohl said on 5 January that he had informed Russian President Boris Yeltsin by phone the previous day that although he regarded the conflict in Chechnya as an internal Russian affair, he considered the civilian casualties too high, according to The New York Times of 6 January. In Washington, according to a separate report in The New York Times, senior White House aides have drafted a letter for President Clinton's approval appealing to Yeltsin to stop inflicting civilian casualties in Chechnya and to consider the proposal made earlier this month by the EU to involve the OSCE in the search for a solution to the Chechen crisis. The Washington Post of 6 January quoted US Secretary of State Warren Christopher as stating that his Russian counterpart, Andrei Kozyrev, informed him by telephone on 4 January of the Russian leadership's willingness to involve the OSCE. UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali affirmed on 5 January that the UN is likewise prepared to mediate in the Chechen dispute if asked, according to AFP. Also on 5 January the Pakistan Foreign Ministry denied charges made the previous day by the Russian Foreign Ministry that Afghan refugees were being sent from Pakistan to fight as mercenaries in Chechnya, AFP reported. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. FSK KNOWS NAME OF KHOLODOV'S KILLER. The head of the Federal Counter-Intelligence Service, Sergei Stepashin, knows the identity of the man responsible for the death in October 1994, of Moskovsky komsomolets investigative journalist Dmitri Kholodov, who was killed by an exploding briefcase, Izvestiya reported on 6 January. Spokesmen for both the FSK and for Yeltsin's office denied claims that Stepashin had sent a letter to Yeltsin a month ago informing him of the circumstances of the murder and the name of the perpetrator, whom Izvestiya identified as serving in a paratroop regiment which was at that time deployed in Sokolniki and has since been sent to Chechnya. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. KOVALEV ARRIVES IN MOSCOW. Russian official propaganda on the Chechen developments surpassed the Bolsheviks "and even Dr. Goebbels," human rights envoy Sergei Kovalev told RFE/RL at a Moscow airport on arrival from Grozny via Nazran on 5 January. According to Kovalev, Russian officials have so far failed to say "a word of truth" about the developments in Grozny. Kovalev believes that Yeltsin was misinformed by his hawkish friends and bodyguards, albeit not to the same extent as the rest of the nation, because, Kovalev explained, only a very stupid person could believe the mendacious Russian officials. Later that day, in the packed conference hall of Izvestiya, Kovalev provided a detailed account of the sufferings of Russian and Chechen civilians who fell victim to Russian air raids. Kovalev opined that without the invasion, Chechnya would have remained a part of the Russian Federation and that the military action was counterproductive in the case of Chechnya and would be so in other republics. Kovalev added that, in his view, the Chechen developments would also encourage the East Europeans to join NATO as soon as they could. "I came with the intention to look in the eye those officials responsible for the handling of Chechnya," Kovalev told the news conference as reported by Izvestiya. The human rights champion is scheduled to meet with Yeltsin on 6 January. -- Julia Wishnevsky, OMRI, Inc. RUBLE CONTINUES TO PLUMMET. On Moscow Interbank the Central Bank closed the trading session at 3,623 rubles to $1. GAP IN WEALTH INCREASES. The State Statistics Committee reports that those Russians with the highest incomes have 15 times as much as the lowest. In a 5 January report in Vechernyaya Moskva, statistics indicated that in 1993 the ratio was 11:1 and in 1991 it was 4.5:1. In January through November 1994, 10% of the population received 30% of the total income, while the poorest 10% received only 1.9%. About 65% of the population had incomes below the average level. By the end of 1994, average salaries and wages were just over the equivalent of $100 a month. -- Thomas Sigel, OMRI, Inc. POLAND TO COMMEMORATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF AUSCHWITZ LIBERATION. President Lech Walesa's aide Andrzej Zakrzewski on 5 January said survivors of Auschwitz, Nobel Peace Prize winners, and representatives of 26 states will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death camp's liberation at the end of the month, Reuters reports. ...a series of ceremonies will take place at Auschwitz, including a period of silence at the camp gates, speeches, wreath-laying, and finally the lighting of candles on the platform where many of the 1.5 million people killed at the camp arrived by train from all over Europe. Among the heads of states who have said they will attend are the presidents of Austria, Belarus, Croatia, Latvia and Slovenia. Germany will be represented by President Roman Herzog, Israel by the speaker of its parliament, and Russia by either President Boris Yeltsin or Premier Viktor Chernomyrdin. Invitations have been sent to 92 Jewish groups and attempts are being made to reach all Auschwitz survivors to invite them, Zakrzewski said. -- Jan Cleave, OMRI, Inc. UKRAINE ENCOURAGES JEWISH REVIVAL, RABBI SAYS. While nearly 70,000 Jews have emigrated from Ukraine in the last five years, over half a million remain, many playing an active role in the revival of Judaism since Ukraine declared its independence in 1991, Kiev-based Orthodox Rabbi Yaakov Bleich says in an article in The New York Times on 6 January. The New York-born rabbi has during the past five years presided over a renewal of Jewish life in Ukraine, including the opening of 12 Jewish schools and 38 synagogues. Although openly anti-Semitic slogans can be heard from groups such as the ultranationalist UNA-UNSO, both the Ukrainian government and the religious establishment have gone out of their way to stress reconciliation with Jews, the 30-year-old rabbi said. -- Chrystyna Lapychak, OMRI, Inc. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jan 6 20:21 EST 1995 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21690; Fri, 6 Jan 95 20:21:45 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15321; Fri, 6 Jan 95 14:51:01 -0500 Received: from WhiteHouse.Gov by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03463; Wed, 4 Jan 95 15:14:37 -0500 Received: by WhiteHouse.Gov (5.65/fma/mjr-120691); id AA11933; Wed, 4 Jan 95 15:14:34 -0500 Date: Wed, 4 Jan 95 15:14:34 -0500 From: autoresponder@WhiteHouse.Gov Message-Id: <9501042014.AA11933@WhiteHouse.Gov> Subject: INFO-RUSS: E-mail at White House To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OS Although the volume of mail prevents the President from personally reviewing each message, all e-mail is read by White House staff. Your concerns, ideas, and suggestions are carefully recorded and communicated to the President weekly with a representative sampling of the mail. We are currently working toward responding to messages electronically. Whitehouse.gov was established to allow you to send electronic correspondence to the President and Vice President. The only personal addresses at whitehouse.gov are the following: President@whitehouse.gov and Vice.President@whitehouse.gov We would like to announce another first for the White House. On October 20, 1994, President Clinton and Vice President Gore acted to improve the accessibility of government information by opening a service called "Welcome to the White House: An Interactive Citizens' Handbook" on the Internet. This new World Wide Web service provides a single point of access to all electronic government information on the Internet. By using a free Web-browsing software such as Mosaic or Cello, the user can access a multimedia interface to information from the White House and the Executive Branch of government, including White House documents, a virtual tour of the White House, and detailed information about Cabinet-level and independent agencies. This interface will include photographs, audio, and "hotlinks" to other government Web sites and services. Check with your service provider for instruction in accessing the Web. "Welcome to the White House" can be accessed at: http://www.whitehouse.gov Though the new Web server provides access to White House documents and publications, we will continue to provide these by email. To receive instructions, please send a message to the following address (**do not "reply" to the memo you are now reading**): publications@whitehouse.gov In the body of your message, type "Send Info" (without quotes); no other text should be included (including message headers or signature lines (.sig files)). The instructions will be sent to you automatically. Also, we now have a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) document available at the following address. The FAQ, among other things, lists other sources of government information, i.e., the Congressional email projects. (The FAQ file is approximately 35K in size; check with your service provider to ensure that you can receive files of this size.) This FAQ address is an autoresponder only; any comment sent to this address will not be acknowledged. Send an email message (no text necessary) to: faq@whitehouse.gov All of us at the White House are excited about the progress that has been made with this historic project, and we look forward to future developments. Your continued interest and participation are very important to us. Sincerely, Stephen K. Horn Director Presidential E-Mail From kremvax.demos.su!sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Sat Jan 7 09:46 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28355; Sat, 7 Jan 95 09:46:07 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id RAA08247; (8.6.9/D) Sat, 7 Jan 1995 17:40:08 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id RAA17797; (8.6.9/D) Sat, 7 Jan 1995 17:39:22 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa15579; 7 Jan 95 17:39 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Sat, 7 Jan 1995 17:27:25 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 17:27:25 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Na fronte i v shtabe Status: O Hi, folks! Dnem v pjatnicu pri artpodderzhke poka nevidannogo masshtaba russkie vojska prodvinulis' na rjade napravlenij na sotni metrov. Vecherom (okolo 20 chasov) pri uchastii okolo 300 tankov i bronemashin (eto bol'she, chem v novogodnjuju noch') v boj byli vvedeny morskie pehotincy. K segodnjashnemu utru reshajuschih uspehov ne dostignuto. Obraschaet vnimanie izmenenie taktiki: ispol'zovanie horosho podgotovlennoj pehoty i medlennoe prodvizhenie, chtoby ne poterjat' kontakta s tylom i flangami. Eta taktika javno bolee uspeshna; budet li ona postojannoj - predskazat' trudno, ibo Kreml' toropit (sm. nizhe). E na sovete bezopasnosti potreboval pobedit' v kratchajshie i konkretnye sroki, i s etogo sroka peredat' otvetstvennost' za operaciju vojskam MVD. V kommjunike soveta mnogo dezinformacii, tak, soderzhitsja bessmyslennaja fraza "Chernomyrdinu pristupit' k peregovoram s chechenskim rukovodstvom" pri tom, chto otkloneno predlozhenie Dudaeva o peremirii na neskol'ko chasov dlja sbora i zahoronenija trupov russkih soldat. Zajavleno takzhe, chto Grachev dolzhen otchitat'sja, ne narushal li on prikaza prezidenta ne bombit' gorod. Eto soobschenie nahoditsja v protivorechii s soobscheniem Sergeja Kovaleva, sm. nizhe. Naznachen novyj ministr justicii - vice-spiker Dumy, kommunist Valentin Kovalev, dejatel' jarostno-militaristskoj napravlennosti. Emu porucheno "naladit' kontakt s pravitel'stvom nacional'nogo spasenija Chechni" i sozdavat' na territorii respubliki federal'nye sudy. Kreslo ministra justicii bylo vakantno posle togo, kak predyduschij ministr, tihij i nezametnyj Jurij Kalmykov, byl snachala otstranen ot zasedanij soveta bezopasnosti, a potom okonchatel'no otstranen vvidu kavkazskogo (adygejskogo, kazhetsja) proishozhdenija i (predpolagaemogo i podtverdivshegosja) neodobrenija agressii. CK KPRF osudil vhozhdenie V.Kovaleva v pravitel'stvo i potreboval ot frakcii iskljuchit' ego iz rjadov. "Partbilet polozhish', suka!" Razgovor Sergeja Kovaleva s EBN soderzhal interesnye momenty. On prodolzhalsja 49 minut i byl pochti monologom K. Odnako E skazal, v otvet na zajavlenie, chto posle prikaza o prekraschenii bombezhek oni prodolzhalis': "Ja imeju tochnye svedenija, chto moi prikazy NEUKOSNITEL'NO vypolnjajutsja". Na predlozhenie S.A.K. ob'javit' peremirie na dni rozhdestvenskih prazdnikov 6-7 janvarja E otvetil "Esche ne vremja". Po svoej iniciative E soobschil, chto svoim ukazom uvolil direktora Rossijskogo radio i televidenija Olega Popcova. RTV dazhe v uslovijah oficial'noj cenzury nahodilo vozmozhnost' rabotat' otnositel'no chestno. Kogda slyshish' o podtverzhdenii "Vrachami bez granic" soobschenija o razrushenii russkoj aviaciej bol'nicy v gorode Shali (bomba popala v detskoe i rodil'noe otdelenie), ponimaesh', chto russkaja armija ne beret plennyh, a chechency chasami i dnjami ugovarivajut (privlekaja nastojatelja groznenskogo sobora) okruzhennyh russkih sdat'sja i v konce koncov predlagajut im (gruppe u central'nogo vokzala) vyjti s oruzhiem, no bez tjazheloj tehniki - ponimaesh', chto vyrvavshiesja u korrespondenta proprezidentskoj gazety "Segodnja" slova "razoruzhenie el'cinskih bandformirovanij" PROSTO TOChNY. Sejchas mnogie liberaly hotjat znat', kto vooruzhil dudaevskuju armiju. Kto by pointeresovalsja, kto vooruzhil rossijskuju armiju? Vash Alik From kremvax.demos.su!sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Sun Jan 8 16:13 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08402; Sun, 8 Jan 95 16:12:58 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id AAA12483; (8.6.9/D) Mon, 9 Jan 1995 00:05:22 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id AAA00540; (8.6.9/D) Mon, 9 Jan 1995 00:02:26 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa19154; 9 Jan 95 0:02 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Sun, 8 Jan 1995 23:54:17 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 23:54:17 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Kol'co szhimajets'a Status: O Hi, folks! V Groznom boi, v celom uspeshnye dlja agressorov. Oni prodvigajutsja na svoi desjatki metrov v chas k dvorcu. Idet uragannyj obstrel iz "Gradov" i artilleriej. Ves' centr goroda gorit. Vidimo, u chechencev istonchilsja rucheek snabzhenija boepripasami i zameny vybyvajuschih iz stroja. Odnako soobschenija o nizkih poterjah interventov zavedomo lozhnye: taktika upornogo prodvizhenija prosachivaniem ne mozhet byt' "malokrovnoj". Vchera ubit general MVD - glavnyj koordinator shtaba MVD, segodnja - lokalizovan i polnost'ju plenen desant, vysazhennyj juzhnee Groznogo. Russkie pribegli k taktike vermahta, poobeschav unichtozhit' selenie, (predpolozhitel'no) v kotorom nahodjatsja plennye. Eto narushenie zakonov i obychaev vojny - ne izolirovannoe; prakticheski dokazano ispol'zovanie igol'chatyh bomb (kak skazal oficer Ministerstva po chrezvychajnym situacijam Rossii, "chechency eti igly sejchas sobirajut vedrami". Vprochem, primenenie "Gradov" v gorode (eto oruzhie principial'no netochnoe) - samo po sebe est' primenenie oruzhija massovogo porazhenija. Groznyj mozhet past' zavtra, a mozhet proderzhat'sja esche nedelju-dve: eto ochen' zavisit ot takticheskih reshenij obeih storon. Sergej Kovalev pokinul Moskvu, chtoby vernut'sja v Groznyj, i dobralsja uzhe do Nazrani. Za tri dnja Sergej Kovalev dal neskol'ko interesnyh interv'ju, o kotoryh ja nadejus' napisat' zavtra. Proshlo takzhe interesnoe interv'ju Hasbulatova o mehanike prinjatija reshenij v poslednie dni pered krizisom, ob etom - tozhe zavtra. Popravka k vcherashnemu tekstu: Valentin Kovalev - ne chlen kompartii, a tol'ko ee frakcii v Dume. Vash Alik From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jan 8 21:18:59 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29882; Sun, 8 Jan 95 21:18:57 -0500 Message-Id: <9501090218.AA29882@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sun, 8 Jan 95 21:18:56 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS:followup of pis'ma kazakov k sultanu:-) Status: OS Dear folks, This is to follow up my posting of January 4'95, in which I proposed to send our group letter regarding the criminal war of Russia against Chechnya to Mr. President and Mr. Vice-President of the United States. I was expecting about 100 signatures before getting the letter out on January 10, noon. At this point we have already about 140+ signatures and still counting. My very great thanks to all of you who replied to my posting, and especially to those who agreed to join the letter and also provided some valuable improvements, corrections, and information. I want to update you on the situation with the letter. (i) On the urging of some of you, I realized that it would be a good idea to send a copy of the letter also to the prominent members of Senate and House (especially to those of a new majority). When I saw that the "signatures" are coming in good numbers, I made a few telephone calls that led me to the right offices. In particular, I believe now that one of the most responsive and relevant is the Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe , with some of the most influential Senators being members of that Commission. On the Friday afternoon, I spoke with the staff of that Commission on the phone, and they were very encouraging essentially telling me that they are very interested in the letters like that especially coming from Russian community. They promised me to pass it immediately on to the Senators involved. I'll be reaching offices of those and other Senators on Monday. I want also send copies of our letter to the new Senate Majority Leader Senator Robert Dole and the new House Speaker Congressman Newton Gingrich. So, this group letter of ours may have a real good chance to be read by the influantial people interested in the issue. This may also hopefully help those of you who are still thinking of whether your voice will be heard at all, to make your decision regarding joining our letter. I am still collecting the "sigantures". (ii) For the people who have already joined the letter. I am planning to send an updated draft (the second draft, slightly updated following some suggestions from you, see below) with all the SIGNATURES I'll have at the moment, to you on MONDAY evening. If you see any error in your name/address or if you see how the text can be corrected or further improved (without any SUBSTANTIAL revisions) or if you changed your mind about signing it at all, please reply IMMEDIATELY. If you have already sent me your agreement to sign the letter, but have NOT received the updated draft of it with all the signatures before the LATE NIGHT on Monday, please send me your msg too!!! (it may just happen that in ERROR, your e-mail address and signature were missed). (Folks, if you have no corrections or other serious reasons to reply, please refrain from replying; sorry, I am overloaded with all this project.) (iii) For the benefits of those of you who are still thinking of joining us, here is an updated draft of that letter: SECOND (UPDATED) DRAFT OF INFO-RUSS GROUP LETTER (January 8'95) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Mr. President and Mr. Vice-President: Dear Senators and Congressmen: 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 in 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 became 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. A possible way to do that is to make it known to 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, ------------------------------------------------------------------------- END OF THE SECOND DRAFT -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator From burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Sun Jan 8 23:54 EST 1995 Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10439; Sun, 8 Jan 95 23:54:18 -0500 Date: Sun, 8 Jan 95 23:10:25 EST From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA08942; Sun, 8 Jan 95 23:10:25 EST Message-Id: <9501090410.AA08942@lassp.cornell.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: O Iz interview s letchikom, bombivshim Groznyj: "Nam ob`yasnili, chto chechency vzyali vseh russkih v zalozhniki i uveli v gory; v gorode odni bandity. ...Tochechnye udary oruzhiem vysokoj tochnosti??? Da net u nas takogo. Odin pilot gonyalsya za shikarnym Mersedesom, hotel rasstrelyat' iz pushki, no promahnulsyta. Mozhet, takie tochechnye udary imeyutsya vvidu? ... Bol'shinstvo ozhidaet prikaza ob oonchanii boevyh dejstvij. Nikto ne hochet, chtoby ego familiya popala v pressu: boyatsya pozora i mesti chechencev. ... Boyus' smotret' TV, chtoby ne sojti s uma." Samoe nachalo, 16 Dec. Na bazarah oruzhie prodavalos' vmeste s myasom. Myaso $1/kg, AKM - $600, TT - $700, snajperskaya vintovka $1200. Stanica Sernovodsk, 14 dec. Pogiblo 15 mestnyh, vyshedshih na demonstraciyu. Armejskoe nach-vo dalo 15 min rodstvennikam zabrat' tela. "Potom nachnem strelyat'" Vynesti uspeli ne vseh. Cherez nekotoroe vremya sobaki nachali prinosit' kuski chelovech'ego myasa. Chechency perestrelyali vseh sobak. Iz interview dezertira: "Zaplatili po milliony ($300). Obeqali eqe v konce. Sperva poslali "zaletchikov" (teh, kto proshtrafilsya). Oficery govorili: "Rebyata, nam e`ta vojna ne nuzhna. Smatyvajtes'!" Seryj kardinal - nachal'nik ohrany prezidenta Al-dr Korzhakov (iz KGB, razumeetsya). Ostalsya pri hozyaine dazhe kogda Gorbatyj prognal togo v opalu, riskuya GBeshnoj kar'eroj. Vo vremya avtoavarii bukval'no rukami razorval dver' i vynes iz mashiny hozyaina. Zato teper' - samaya vliyatel'- naya figura. Odin ministr rasskazyval, chto nakanune naznacheniya byl vyzvan na sobesedovanie k Korzhakovu i byl schastliv, chto ponravilsya. Pod komandoj Korzhakova pretorianskaya gvardiya v 40 000 chel (Alfa, 118 desantnyj polk, 27 motostrelkovaya brigada osobogo naznacheniya, ...). Nalet na Luzhkovskuyu gruppu Most s izbieniem ohrany - delo ruk ego podo- pechnyh. Sledom za tem pis'mo Chernomordinu s prikazom ne menyat' sistemy licenzirovaniya neftee`ksporta... From kremvax.demos.su!sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Mon Jan 9 17:32 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18030; Mon, 9 Jan 95 17:32:11 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id BAA08884; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 10 Jan 1995 01:20:37 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id BAA07276; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 10 Jan 1995 01:15:38 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa16725; 10 Jan 95 1:15 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Tue, 10 Jan 1995 00:09:11 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 00:09:11 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Prizrak nadezhdy Status: O Hi, folks! Kak i vchera, russkie vojska "uspeshno prodvigajutsja, no poka ne zanjali dvorec". Boevye poteri opredeljajutsja kak 20/50 (ubitye/ranenye) v den'. Eto - po armii, bez MVD. Plennye desantniki perevedeny v Groznyj, a ul'timatum - esli plennye ne budut osvobozhdeny, blizhajshee selo budet razbombleno - prodlen do 12 chasov vtornika. Nazyvaetsja selo Alhazurovo, v nem (vmeste s bezhencami) - bolee 10 tysjach zhitelej. S.Kovalev v Nazrani, otkuda popytalsja dogovorit'sja s Chernomyrdinym o peremirii na 48 chasov. Ch vrode by s entuziazmom soglasilsja, kak budto preodolel "slaboe soprotivlenie voennyh" i poruchil S.A. dogovorit'sja o detaljah. Pochti navernjaka vse eto obernetsja obmanom - Kremlju ne privykat', no utro pokazhet. Rasskazyvaju ob interv'ju, kotorye daval S.Kovalev. Naibolee podrobnoe - 50 minut - s radiozhurnalistami "Svobody", "Golosa Ameriki" i "Eha Moskvy". On podrobno rasskazyval o zhizni v Groznom, o sil'nom vpechatlenii, kotoroe proizvel na nego uroven' entuziazma chechenskih bojcov, podtverdil, chto podavljajuschee bol'shinstvo ih - mestnye zhiteli (a ne "naemniki"). Pri ostorozhno-kriticheskom otzyve o nekotoryh aspektah chechenskoj real'nosti (propagande, naprimer, kotoruju on nazval "ves'ma tendencioznoj, naivnoj, chasto romanticheskoj, nesravnimo menee zlokachestvennoj, chem rossijskoj") bylo ochevidno, chto "kriminal'noe soobschestvo" Groznogo proizvelo na nego chisto po chelovecheski nesravnenno luchshee vpechatlenie, chem lager' "konstitucii i zakona". Mnogo govoril o vsreche s E. Vseh interesovalo, zdorov li tot i ne p'jan li. S.A. podtverdil - zdorov, ne p'jan i ochen' razdrazhen. Po mneniju K, E polnost'ju otdaet sebe otchet v proishodjaschem i vpolne soznatelen; situaciju vpolne kontroliruet. Kovalev soglasilsja, chto E poshel po puti zverstva i prestuplenij, no ostorozhno distancirovalsja ot nekotoryh svoih tovarischej (Zolotuhina, naprimer) kotorye v znak protesta vyhodjat iz prezidentskih struktur ili prizyvajut k impichmentu. Ob'jasnenie bylo otchasti strannym: "Vo-pervyh, Zjuganov huzhe, vo-vtoryh, pod moim nachalom rabotajut horoshie ljudi, ja ne mogu ih brosit'". Solidarizirovalsja s Gajdarom ("podozhdat' do 96 goda"). Kak budto kto-to prizyvaet nemedlenno vruchit' Zjuganovu ili Zh absoljutnuju vlast' E - vmesto togo, chtoby ubrat' samu etu opasnuju dolzhnost' "edinonachal'nika vseja Rusi". Na vopros "kogda E vstal na put' krovi i ubijstv, privedshij ego k Chechne?" po sobstvennoj iniciative zatejal ob'jasnenie svoej pozicii po povodu gosperevorota 1993 goda. On ee nereshitel'no i putano opravdyval, zaschischal i E, no zatem povtoril, chto "da, on vstal na etot put' uzhe togda". V obschem, u nas est' geroi, no net kompetentnyh politikov-demokratov. Interv'ju programme NTV "Itogi" (zapisannoe 7 janvarja) bylo blednee, no ne mogu uderzhat'sja, chtoby ne pereskazat' odin ego rasskaz. On poznakomilsja v Groznom s dobrovol'cem - ukraincev, drugom i byvshim doverennym licom deputata SSSR Sergeja Chervonopisskogo (majora, afganskogo veterana-invalida, iniciatora obstrukcii A.D.Saharova na 1 s'ezde narodnyh deputatov SSSR; on okonchil rech' istericheskim krikom "Derzhava, Rodina, Kommunizm!" i zal vstal v poslednem v istorii Sovetskoj Rossii poryve massovogo psihoza). Ukrainec, znaja, chto K byl drugom Saharova, prosil proschenija, a na vopros, chto privelo ego v Groznyj srazhat'sja na storone "musul'man", rasskazal: "Ja poshel k Serege, i on mne skazal - konechno, poezzhaj, esli by u menja hotja by odna noga byla, ja by poehal tozhe". Do zavtra! Vash A From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 9 18:05:28 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from NS.NOAA.GOV by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06677; Mon, 9 Jan 95 18:05:26 -0500 Received: from smtpgate.ssmc.noaa.gov (SMTPGATE.SSMC.NOAA.GOV [140.90.18.169]) by ns.noaa.gov (8.6.9/8.6.9) with SMTP id SAA11074 for ; Mon, 9 Jan 1995 18:03:04 -0500 From: srosenfeld@smtpgate.ssmc.noaa.gov Received: from cc:Mail by smtpgate.ssmc.noaa.gov id AA789703638; Mon, 09 Jan 95 18:00:48 EST Date: Mon, 09 Jan 95 18:00:48 EST Message-Id: <9500097897.AA789703638@smtpgate.ssmc.noaa.gov> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: NanoTechnology Status: O Attention of the ex-Soviet scientists in the states of the ex-USSR or outside: USA Innovative Research Institution is seeking for cooperation in the area of NANOTECHNOLOGY. Funding from the US government sources are expected to be available. Interested individuals or organizations are invited to contact Dr. Simon Rosenfeld through e-mail: SROSENFELD@smtpgate.ssmc.noaa.gov, through fax: in USA (301)713-0119 Attn:S.Rosenfeld, M. Poindexter or mail: Dr. M. Poindexter, NOAA/ERL/ARL, 1325 East-West HWY, SSMC-3, rm 3151, Silver Spring, MD USA  From yakovlevsky@macnet.vpharm.com Mon Jan 9 20:53 EST 1995 Received: from portal.vpharm.com by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18993; Mon, 9 Jan 95 20:53:39 -0500 Received: from macnet.vpharm.com by portal.vpharm.com (AIX 3.2/UCB 5.64/4.03) id AA22412; Mon, 9 Jan 1995 20:49:07 -0500 Message-Id: Date: 9 Jan 1995 20:57:12 -0500 From: "Yakovlevsky" Subject: INFO-RUSS: chechnya - discussion list on Chechnya To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu Status: Or _______________________________________________________________________________ To: Multiple recipients of list NEW-LIST From: WIENCH@PLEARN.EDU.PL on Mon, Jan 9, 1995 6:13 PM Subject: NEW: chechnya - discussion list on Chechnya CHECHNYA on LISTSERV@PLEARN.EDU.PL The CHECHNYA list is devoted to the current situation in Chechnya, particularly sharing the news about recent developments. The list will be also focused on the problem of human rights of the victims of invasion as well as humanitarian aid issues. Please avoid emotional comments, the list is first of all for information purposes. No flames will be tolerated. The list is based on a LISTSERV server at the University of Warsaw, Poland. To subscribe to the CHECHNYA discussion list, send an e-mail message to LISTSERV@PLEARN.EDU.PL and in the body of the message type: SUB CHECHNYA firstname lastname Eg. sub chechnya Jane Doe Owner: Piotr Wiench --------------------------------------------------------------------- DISCLAIMER: NEW-LIST announcements are edited from information provided by the original submitter. We do NOT verify the technical accuracy nor any claims made in the announcements nor do we necessarily agree with them. We do not warranty or guarantee any services which might be announced - use at your own risk. For more information send e-mail to LISTSERV@VM1.NoDak.EDU with the command GET NEW-LIST README in the body. mgh From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 9 23:31:26 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07196; Mon, 9 Jan 95 23:31:22 -0500 Message-Id: <9501100431.AA07196@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Mon, 9 Jan 95 23:31:21 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:SIGNATURES Status: O Dear folks-"podpisants" (signatories that is:-) -- or is it signees?:-) If you received this msg (27 kb!!), your signature is under that letter to Mr. President (and whoever else is there in Washington, DC:-) regarding the criminal war by Russian government against Chechnya. (Don't pay attention on the "INFO-RUSS" heading lines: I am just using INFO-RUSS mailer with the list of your addresses, and this msg is not broadcasted to the entire info-russ list.) We have now 218 signatures!!!! (as of 10 pm, Jan. 9'95). The inflow of msgs overhelmed me; frankly, I was (pleasantly) surprised. But it also costed me dearly; last night I've slept only three hours. Next time, folks, it will be somebody's else turn to collect the signatures:-). OK, below you find that letter, somewhat polished and corrected, but with NO major changes compared with the original draft (the main change is the sentence in the very end of the letter "We are also asking you to promote a peaceful settlement of the conflict through appropriate international bodies." against which I hope there would be no objection). My most profound and warm thanks to all of you, folks, for joining this little "scream in wilderness":-). Yes, the chance that our voice will influence the policy of the US government is slim; but when you walk, the planet turns around under you, you know... (just a bit, yet...:-). And, in the end of the day, no lesser thing is a piece with yourself... Thanks also to those of you who sent in your critical comments, corrections, etc. I am still open for corrections in English (but no conceptual changes or additions, please; too many of us have already approved the text...) Hopefully, I'll be able to prepare all the stuff tomorrow morning and get it out by e-mail and faxes -- do you know it is 22 pages long? As to the war itself -- gosh, I even don't want to think of what is coming next. A feeling as if you see a horrible dream and cannot wake up... One more thing: I frankly don't know where to put my own signature. Temporarily, I've put it on the top of heap (well, this way I sort of take a bit greater responsibility if anything goes wrong); but than again it doesn't look very modest:-). If you have a strong feeling that this should be changed, please let me know. My best , Alex (Sasha) Kaplan THIRD (UPDATED) DRAFT OF INFO-RUSS GROUP LETTER (January 9'95) ------------------------------------------------------------------- To: Mr. William Clinton, President of the United States Cc: Mr. Albert Gore, Vice-President of the United States Cc: Honorable Newton Gingrich House Speaker Cc: Honorable Robert Dole Senate Majorty Leader Cc: Honorable Jesse Helms Chairman of the Foreign Relations Senate Committee Cc: Honorable Mitch McConnell Cc: Honorable Benjamin A. Gilman Chairman of the House Committee on International Relations Cc: Honorable Christopher Smith, Chairman Commision on Security & Cooperation in Europe Cc: Honorable Alfanose D'amato, Co-Chairman Commision on Security & Cooperation in Europe Cc: Mr. Warren Christofer Secreatry of State Dear Mr. President and Mr. Vice-President: Dear Senators and Congressmen: 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 in 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, Prof. Alexander E. Kaplan Dept. of Electr. & Comp. Eng. The Johns Hopkins University 3400 N. 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Dr. Yuri Luryi, Professor of Law Senior Fellow Centre for Russian and East European Studies University of Toronto Toronto Canada yluryi@julian.uwo.ca --------------------------------------------------------------- END OF THE THIRD DRAFT From kremvax.demos.su!sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Tue Jan 10 04:44 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25388; Tue, 10 Jan 95 04:44:34 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id MAA29064; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 10 Jan 1995 12:30:49 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id MAA15150; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 10 Jan 1995 12:29:35 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa28155; 10 Jan 95 12:29 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Tue, 10 Jan 1995 12:23:02 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 12:23:01 +0300 Subject:INFO-RUSS: Prekraschenije ogn'a Lines: 86 Status: O ---------------------------------------------------------- This in an exerpt from Alex Suhanov's report --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator ---------------------------------------------------------- Hi, folks! Segodnja v 8 chasov nachalos' i poka sobljudaetsja 48-chasovoe peremirie. Rossijskie vlasti sobljuli dekorum i predstavili ego ne kak rezul'tat soglashenija s Dudaevym, dostignutogo cherez posrednika (Kovaleva, drugih deputatov i vlasti Ingushetii), a kak odnostoronnij akt. Zajavlenie pravitel'stva imeet mrachno-ugrozhajuschij i provokacionnyj ton: "Prekraschenie ognja predostavleno dlja uporjadochennoj sdachi boevikov, osvobozhdenija IMI plennyh i neukosnitel'noe ego sobljudenie - poslednij dlja nih shans na spasenie zhizni". "Prekraschenie ognja svidetel'stvuet o polnom i okonchatel'nom razgrome dudaevskih bandformirovanij". Vernye g-nu E lidery parlamenta prakticheski polnost'ju konsolidirovali kontrol' za vverennymi im palatami, delajut zajavlenija chut' li ne bolee agressivnye, chem rabotniki administracii i, vidimo, uvereny, chto provedut cherez parlament vse, chto nado. A v planah - "peresherstit'" komitety Dumy, vozglavljaemye "porazhencami", prezhde vsego oborony i bezopasnosti (Jushenkov), sudebnoj reformy (Zolotuhin), po pravam cheloveka (Kovalev), a mozhet byt' - i uprazdnit' post upolnomochennogo po pravam cheloveka. Tem vremenem prezident sozdaet svoi sobstvennye "pravozaschitnye" struktury, vozglavljaemye eks-vice-spikerom Dumy, ministrom justicii V.Kovalevym i vice-spikerom Soveta Federacii Dolgolaptevym. Poslednij zajavil, chto ego komissija sejchas izuchaet fakty grubogo narushenija "banditami" pravil vedenija vojny - primenenija oruzhija massovogo porazhenija, v tom chisle himicheskogo, i opravdal otkaz E ot vvedenija chrezvychajnogo polozhenija v Chechne. ChP, zajavil on, budet vvedeno - s soglasija Soveta Federacii - POSLE okonchanija boevyh dejstvij. Vash A. From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Tue Jan 10 10:42 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25893; Tue, 10 Jan 95 10:42:45 -0500 Message-Id: <9501101542.AA25893@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 1948; Tue, 10 Jan 95 10:34:23 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 1932; Tue, 10 Jan 1995 10:34:17 -0500 Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 10:14:26 -0500 Reply-To: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: Dawn Mann Subject: INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest 10 Jan 1995 Status: OS -------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST Vol. 1, No. 7, 10 January 1995 -------------------------------------------------------- RUSSIA OFFERS 48-HOUR CEASE-FIRE IN CHECHNYA. In an appeal carried by ITAR-TASS on 9 January and summarized by Western agencies, the Russian government, "at the president's instigation," offered Chechen forces a 48-hour cease-fire beginning at 8 a.m. local time on 10 January and announced that Russian forces will cease hostilities during the same period; it also repeated the amnesty offer contained in Yeltsin's ultimatum of 13 December to all Chechen fighters who lay down their arms. No formal response has yet been made by the Chechen leadership. AFP reported on 10 January that after a two-hour lull beginning at approximately 8 a.m., Russian forces resumed shelling Grozny. The cease-fire offer was predicted by Russian Television newscasts earlier in the evening of 9 January on the basis of Russian Human Rights Commissioner Sergei Kovalev's disclosure to Interfax that Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin told him by telephone that he had reached an agreement with the Russian military on a cease-fire. Interfax and Western agencies reported on 9 January that despite fierce resistance, Russian infantry reinforcements advanced to within 200 meters of the presidential palace in central Grozny and now controlled two-thirds of the city. -- Liz Fuller and Julia Wishnevsky, OMRI, Inc. INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC RESPONSES. In an interview given to Liberation and quoted by The Washington Post on 10 January, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe again raised the possibility of unspecified countermeasures by the international community in response to the Russian military incursion and human rights violations in Chechnya. NATO Secretary-General Willy Claes also urged Russia to halt the fighting in Chechnya "without delay." OSCE Executive Secretary Istvan Gyarmati, who previously headed a CSCE mission to South Ossetia and is thus familiar with the Caucasus, left for Moscow on 9 January for talks with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Nikolai Afanasevsky on the situation in Chechnya, AFP reported on 9 January, quoting MTI. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. OMON UNIT IN CHECHNYA MUTINIES. Izvestiya on 9 January carried an account of an OMON detachment from Ekaterinburg which left Chechnya when its superiors would not provide it with written orders. The 101-man unit had been called up on 2 December and was part of the column commanded by Maj.-Gen. Viktor Vorobev that advanced on Grozny several days later. Its main mission seemed to have been to keep an eye on the inexperienced paratroopers in a neighboring unit. One OMON officer described the airborne soldiers as "boys who were totally unprepared for combat operations." The OMON unit's tour of duty was to end on 2 January but was extended to 26 January. The officers were told that their mission was "to safeguard public order" in a war involving tanks and artillery, but they were equipped with only small arms and crowd-control agents. Virtually the entire unit returned to Ekaterinburg when Moscow refused to provide it with written orders to use its weapons or with the cards authorizing it to carry weapons in a state of emergency. -- Doug Clarke, OMRI, Inc. WHO ARMED DUDAEV? Top Russian officials have been accusing each other of providing Dudaev with the ammunition used by Chechen fighters against Russian forces. The controversy reached a peak on 8 January in an interview on "Vesti" with the last Soviet defense minister, Evgenii Shaposhnikov, who displayed a document signed in 1992 by Russian Defense Minister Pavel Grachev stating that the weaponry of the Red Army division stationed in Chechnya before it declared itself independent should be divided between the Russian and Chechen armies on a 50-50 basis. On 9 January, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Boris Gromov confirmed Shaposhnikov's revelation in an interview with Ostankino Television news "Vremya." Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Shakhrai, for his part, told Russian Television on 7 January that Shaposhnikov and his deputies-- Gromov and Grachev--had agreed to turn over to Dudaev Soviet Army heavy artillery and aircraft that "today are firing at Russian soldiers." Shaposhnikov and Gromov responded by saying that in 1992, Grachev was acting in his capacity as head of the Russian Defense Committee, rather than as Shaposhnikov's deputy, as Shakhrai claimed. -- Julia Wishnevsky, OMRI, Inc. SOLDIERS' MOTHERS PICKETING GENERAL STAFF. The mothers of Russian conscripts serving in Chechnya rallied on 9 January in front of the Russian General Staff headquarters in Moscow. "Vesti" showed footage of crying women displaying placards and demanding that the military be put under public control. One of the mothers told "Vesti" that the army has not informed parents about the whereabouts of their sons. The parents demanded that the Security Council, which is widely regarded as responsible for the decision to invade Chechnya, be dissolved, and that Defense Minister Grachev resign and be replaced with a civilian. The demonstrators resolved to picket the General Staff every day. -- Julia Wishnevsky, OMRI, Inc. ve Research Institution is seeking for cooperation in the area of NANOTECHNOLOGY. Funding from the US government sources are expected to be available. Interested individuals or organizations are invited to contact Dr. Simon Rosenfeld through e-mail: SROSENFELD@smtpgate.ssmc.noaa.gov, through fax: in USA (301)713-0119 Attn:S.Rosenfeld, M. Poindexter or mail: Dr. M. Poindexter, NOAA/ERL/ARL, 1325 East-West HWY, SSMC-3, rm 3151, Silver Spring, MD USA  From kremvax.demos.su!sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Tue Jan 10 15:26 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27252; Tue, 10 Jan 95 15:25:48 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id XAA11921; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 10 Jan 1995 23:06:12 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id XAA27387; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 10 Jan 1995 23:03:16 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa03752; 10 Jan 95 23:03 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Tue, 10 Jan 1995 22:57:26 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu, Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 22:57:25 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Okazalos', lazha. Status: O Hi, folks! Peremirie okazalos' strannym. Citiruju Sergeja Jushenkova (partija DVR, preds. komiteta po oborone Dumy): "Partija vojny dlja perehvata politicheskoj iniciativy ispol'zovala predlozhenie Kovaleva o prekraschenii ognja i vmesto SOGLAShENIJa o prekraschenii ognja, OBMENE plennymi i ranenymi ob'javilo obnostoronnee prekraschenie ognja i ul'timatum o polnoj kapituljacii s javno provokacionnoj cel'ju". Analogichno ocenil proishodjaschee vice-prezident Ingushetii, Geroj Sovetskogo Sojuza, general-lejtenant Agapov. Itak: russkie vojska sokratili sektor obstrelov artilleriej so vsego Groznogo do tol'ko central'noj chasti, sootvetstvenno boi u dvorca prodolzhajutsja, hotja i s men'shej intensivnost'ju. S'emochnaja gruppa NTV posetila poselok Alhazurovo, kotoryj ugrozhali razbombit' "el'cinskie sokoly". V mestnoj bol'nice troe ranenyh ili bol'nyh plennyh (t.n. "zalozhnikov"), oni lezhat sredi zhertv bombezhek. Ostal'nye perevedeny, vidimo, v Groznyj. Parni sdalis', chtoby ne umeret' ot goloda posle 8 dnej bluzhdanij v gorah (eto "specnaz"!) Ochen' civilizovannyj vid u sel'skoj bol'nicy, i bel'e u vseh normal'noe. A nad vsem etim visit obeschanie nashih konstitucionalistov "srovnjat' s zemlej". Ja ne znaju, kakie esche nuzhny argumenty, chtoby ponjat', kto v etoj vojne bandit. Istorija so strannym peremiriem zadaet mnogo voprosov o roli Chernomyrdina. Sozdaetsja strannoe vpechatlenie poroj, chto vsja vojna, pomimo prochego, byla zatejana, chtoby ego svalit'. Posmotrim, posmortim. Snova byl miting DVR. Vystupali Gajdar, Jushenkov, Gerber, Shabad. Bylo 1-2 tys. chelovek, v tom chisle opjat' okolo 100-200 nacistov. Parochka stojala s plakatom "demokraty, vy predali Rossiju, teper' predaete Prezidenta". Ostal'nye byli menee civil'ny, i slovo "zhidy" bylo samym cenzurnym. No na nepartijnuju publiku (okolo poloviny) tjazheloe vpechatlenie proizvodili popytki vyvesti iz-pod udara E. K funkcioneru s plakatom "Gracheva, Erina, Stepashina - k otvetu" podhodili kazhduju minutu s voprosom "gde familija El'cina?" V konce koncov, ustav ob'jasnjat' liniju partii, on stal govorit' "chernil ne hvatilo". Eta strannaja linija rezko zatrudnjaet koordinaciju dejstvij s "Jablokom" i iskljuchaet - s kommunistami. Mezhdu tem te 75%, kotorye protiv vojny, bolee chem napolovinu simpatizirujut kommunizmu ili hotja by jarye antiel'cinisty. Zavtra v Dume eto im otol'etsja, bojus'. I, chto huzhe, nam. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jan 11 00:51:34 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from newton.ncsa.uiuc.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19640; Wed, 11 Jan 95 00:51:32 -0500 Received: from cmipc.ncsa.uiuc.edu by newton.ncsa.uiuc.edu with SMTP id AA27788 (5.65a/IDA-1.4.2 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu); Tue, 10 Jan 95 23:48:17 -0600 Received: by cmipc.ncsa.uiuc.edu. (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA00386; Tue, 10 Jan 95 23:57:58 CST Date: Tue, 10 Jan 95 23:57:58 CST From: malevsky@cmipc.ncsa.uiuc.edu (Andrei Malevsky) Message-Id: <9501110557.AA00386@cmipc.ncsa.uiuc.edu.> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: moving to Canada Status: O Dear info-russ-netters, I am going to move from US to Canada (Montreal). I would appreciate if somebody with a relevant experience can give advices on some practical matters. Please reply directly to me: malevsky@cmipc.ncsa.uiuc.edu ---Andrei Malevsky From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Wed Jan 11 09:07 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06431; Wed, 11 Jan 95 09:07:13 -0500 Message-Id: <9501111407.AA06431@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 4707; Wed, 11 Jan 95 09:06:34 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 4700; Wed, 11 Jan 1995 09:06:32 -0500 Date: Wed, 11 Jan 1995 15:14:10 +0100 Reply-To: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: OMRI Publications Subject:INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest, vol. 1, no. 8, 11 January 1995 Status: OS --------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST Vol. 1, No. 8, 11 January 1995 --------------------------------------------------------------- STREET BATTLES IN GROZNY CONTINUE. ITAR-TASS on 10 January reported that small groups of Chechen militants in Grozny continued their resistance despite Russian troops' efforts to inform them of the Russian government's ceasefire offer the previous day. AFP on 11 January reports a lull in the fighting after continuous artillery fire throughout the night. Outside Grozny, Russian Interior Ministry troops were reported to be combing villages to neutralize illegal armed formations, according to ITAR-TASS. The same news agency cited an unconfirmed report that former Russian parliament speaker Ruslan Khasbulatov, who abandoned his widely publicized mediation mission in Chechnya after the Russian invasion on 11 December, returned to Chechnya on 7 January. In an interview with Interfax on 10 January, Russian Security Council Secretary Oleg Lobov asserted that Russia is determined to crush the Chechen resistance once the 48-hour ceasefire has expired. He rejected charges that Russia had suffered "a defeat" in Chechnya or that the hostilities constituted "a Russian-Chechen war." In Moscow, Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin held talks on Chechnya with Russian President Boris Yeltsin and representatives of the Chechen diaspora, whose input he solicited in stopping hostilities and beginning talks on a peaceful solution to the conflict. A Chechen representative subsequently told Interfax that Moscow-based Chechens advocated a face-to-face meeting between Yeltsin and Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudaev. While expressing respect for Salambek Khadzhiev, head of the Moscow-appointed Chechen "government of national revival," he argued that the next Chechen government should be elected by the Chechen people. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. CHECHNYA "NO LONGER JUST A RUSSIAN ISSUE." In talks with OSCE Executive Secretary Istvan Gyarmati in Moscow on 10 January, Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev conceded that the Chechen conflict can no longer be considered a strictly Russian issue, AFP reported on 10 January. Gyarmati told journalists that Kozyrev also admitted that human rights violations had taken place but contended that Russia had been constrained by the degree of Chechen resistance to use greater force than originally intended. Gyarmati reaffirmed the OSCE's view that any settlement to the conflict must be based on the principle of Russia's territorial integrity. He said he would propose to a meeting of the OSCE's permanent council in Vienna on 12 January that it send a delegation to Chechnya to gather materials on human rights violations there. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov told Interfax on 10 January that there was "no question" of OSCE involvement in resolving the Chechen conflict and that Moscow is prepared to cooperate with the OSCE only in protecting human rights in Chechnya. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. AUSHEV CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY RUSSIAN TROOPS IN INGUSHETIA. Ingush President Ruslan Aushev has sent a telegram to Federation Council Chairman Vladimir Shumeiko calling for the immediate dispatch to Ingushetia of observers to assess human rights violations by Russian army and Interior Ministry troops, Interfax reported on 9 January. Ekho Moskvy reported the same day that a Russian combat helicopter on 7 January shot a 12-year-old Ingush shepherd boy in a village 10 km from the Ingush capital, Nazran. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. OMON MUTINY DENIED. Interior Ministry officials in both Moscow and Ekaterinburg denied an Izvestiya story describing the mutiny of an OMON unit from Ekaterinburg serving in Chechnya. As quoted by Interfax on 10 January, an Interior Ministry spokesman in Moscow called the story "tendentious" and said the men had been replaced "on a routine basis" because they were "tired." The head of the OMON troops in Ekaterinburg said the group had been replaced "according to schedule" by another contingent from the city. The commander of the unit in question was quoted as saying that 80% of his men had caught colds in Chechnya due to a shortage of warm clothing and poor living conditions. This was why they had turned down a "proposal" to stay on in Chechnya, he noted. -- Doug Clarke, OMRI, Inc. From kremvax.demos.su!sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Wed Jan 11 13:12 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08067; Wed, 11 Jan 95 13:12:08 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id UAA00681; (8.6.9/D) Wed, 11 Jan 1995 20:55:59 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id UAA23808; (8.6.9/D) Wed, 11 Jan 1995 20:54:05 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa19932; 11 Jan 95 20:53 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Wed, 11 Jan 1995 20:47:47 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Wed, 11 Jan 1995 20:47:46 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Boi Duma Solzhenicyn Status: O Hi, folks! Sergej Kovalev "vyrazil nedoumenie formulirovkoj prekraschenija ognja (rezko ul'timativnoj) i predpolozhil, chto ona napravlena na sryv popytok zakljuchenija mira". Kak i proizoshlo: pri obschem snizhenii intensivnosti ognja v centre goroda boi prodolzhajutsja i prodolzhalis', ne stihaja ni na chas. Rossijskaja storona ispol'zuet situaciju dlja zameny potrepannyh chastej i podvoza podkreplenij. Pribyvajut desantniki, morskaja pehota so vseh treh flotov, segodnja nakonec nachata perebroska divizii imeni Dzerzhinskogo (kotoraja nyne nazyvaetsja ODON - otdel'naja divizija osobogo naznachenija. Fakticheski perebrosheny vse tri ukomplektovannyh polka, ostalis' v Moskve tol'ko tylovye, nekotorye shtabnye i maloboesposobnye rezervnye i uchebnye podrazdelenija divizii. Chernomyrdin vo vremja vcherashnej vstrechi s moskovskimi chechencami upomjanul o peremirii v Kovalevskoj formulirovke i obeschal, chto ono budet nepreryvno prodlevat'sja. Eto ne pervaja lazha vlastej, no pohozhe, chto superostorozhnyj neftjanoj gercog na etot raz byl elegantno podstavlen. V Dume protivniki vojny ne dobilis' nichego. A.I.Solzhenicyn vyskazalsja na bumage ("Argumenty i fakty") v duhe svoego prezhnego teleinterv'ju - ochen' global'no (chto nado bylo delat'). Dat' nezavisimost' (s otrezaniem "iskonno russkih"?! severnyh rajonov) i priznat' vseh chechencev Rossii inostrancami. Znak "?!" otnositsja ne k idee (ona zasluzhivaet obsuzhdenija i sochuvstvija, krome bredovoj poslednej chasti), a k zakavychennym slovam. Podrobnee napishu, kak uvizhu tekst - nomer esche v prodazhu ne postupil. Vash A From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jan 11 21:32:16 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21436; Wed, 11 Jan 95 21:32:13 -0500 Message-Id: <9501120232.AA21436@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Wed, 11 Jan 95 21:32:12 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: 230+ Status: ORr Dear folks-"podpisants", If you got this msg on your screen, your signature is under the letter to Mr. President, etc., regarding the war in Chechnya. And you are one of 230+ signees. The text was left as in the third draft (with minor grammar corrections). As I've promised you, I've got the letter out to White House (i. e. to both Mr. President and Mr. Vice President) and to the House Speaker on Tuesday, January 10'95, before midnight (only these three appear to have their e-mail addresses). All the day today we have been trying to get the letter (25 pages) by FAX to the rest of the people on the list -- and got them ALL out except one (to the Senate Majority Leader), which we'll hopefully be able to send out tomorrow (the problem: all these fax numbers are hopelessly busy). OK, except for a possible addendum (i. e. if I get enough post-deadline signatures), that little effort of ours is over. My thanks to all of you -- you made it possible. No war will stop just because we signed that letter, everybody knows that. Yet if not you, then who? And yes, I do believe it can make a difference. Somebody up there (aside from Mr. President's staff and KGB:-) got to keep count, right?:-). V sinem nebe, kolokol'nyami prokolotom, -- Mednyi kolokol, mednyi kolokol tol' vozradovalsya, to li oserchal. Kupola v Rossii kroyut chistym zolotom, chtoby chasche Gospod' zamechal... My best, --Alex (Sasha for you:-) Kaplan INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator P.S. Most likely I'll be away from the campus for a couple days; so if you send me a msg and get no reply -- "ne oserchaite":-). From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jan 11 22:44:17 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21577; Wed, 11 Jan 95 22:44:15 -0500 Message-Id: <9501120344.AA21577@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Wed, 11 Jan 95 22:44:14 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS:uzhe skazali...:-) Status: OR Dear folks, You (some of you at least:-) might be interested to know that that little project of ours -- a letter to Mr. President of the United States in which we asked him to use all the means available to him to influence the Russian government to stop the war in Chechnya -- has been completed as planned: we've got 230+ signatures under that letter (more than twice of what I expected), and it has already been sent out to all the addressees. While most of the signees belong to the US academic and high-tech community, among them (us) are people from all walks of life and from all the countries and continents (including Antarctica!). Although most of people who signed it are US citizens (or citizens of other Western countries), there are many citizens of Russia on the list, and quite a few of them currently reside in Russia. One of them is a 15 year old boy, who collected 60 signatures in Moscow for the letter against the war, which was sent to the Russian government. Those of you who signed the letter have already received a msg from me. The rest of you will have to wait for the next chance (oh, sure, with Russia, the chances are plenty!) to realize which way it all goes. Kak vsyo eto znakomo, znakomo eto nam, pishite nam, pishite po starym adresam... (those who ever heard this song, know that Yulik Kim was in the end singing "po novym adresam" -- and probably remember why...) But, anyway, it will be your headache then... (gosh, I've got enough of them this time around:-). Now, I want to apologize to all of you: most likely I'll be away from the campus for a couple days, without access to the internet, and therefore no news will be broadcasted. Sorry for that. --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Thu Jan 12 09:17 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16317; Thu, 12 Jan 95 09:17:12 -0500 Message-Id: <9501121417.AA16317@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 9804; Thu, 12 Jan 95 09:16:28 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 9776; Thu, 12 Jan 1995 09:08:17 -0500 Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 15:15:35 +0100 From: OMRI Publications Subject:INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest vol. 1 no. 9, 12 January To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O -------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST Vol. 1, No. 9, 12 January 1995 -------------------------------------------------------- KOVALEV SAYS "CHECHNYA TRUCE FAILED." Interfax on 11 January quoted the Russian government's press service as reporting that the situation in Grozny remained tense, with fighting for control of the presidential palace continuing and small groups of pro-Dudaev forces still subjecting Russian troops to sniper fire. AFP reported on 12 January that Russian artillery bombardment of central Grozny resumed at 8 a.m. local time on expiry of the 48-hour cease-fire. Russian Human Rights Commissioner Sergei Kovalev expressed regret to Interfax that the truce had failed and laid the blame on leading generals, who, he claimed, were opposed to talks "because they do not want anyone to count the number of dead bodies." At a press conference in Moscow on 11 January, State Duma deputy Aivars Lezdynsh, who returned from Grozny the previous day, similarly told Interfax that the number of Russian servicemen killed had been considerably understated and that "the generals continue the bloodshed for the sole reason that they have to cover up the traces of their crimes." Also on 11 January, Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudaev surfaced to hold a press conference in Grozny and affirmed that the ongoing conflict could be resolved "in one day, in one hour" by means of government-level negotiations, Reuters and Knight-Ridder Newspapers report on 12 January. A close associate of Dudaev told Reuters in The Hague on 11 January that Chechnya would consider retracting its demand for full independence and agree to "an economic, monetary and security confederation" with Russia. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. INTERNATIONAL REACTION. Austrian Foreign Minister Alois Mock said on 11 January that although Austria recognized that Chechnya was an integral part of Russia, it is ready to support economic sanctions against Moscow in retaliation for human rights violations in Chechnya, AFP reported. In Paris, the president of Socialist International, former French Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy, condemned Russia's use of force in Chechnya and affirmed support for the Hungarian proposal to send an OSCE delegation to assess the human rights situation there. The Turkish parliament issued a statement on 11 January condemning "atrocities" in Chechnya and calling on other parliaments to "contribute to a just, durable, and honorable solution based on respect for human rights." It also requested that the OSCE and the UN expedite a cease-fire. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. DUMA FAILS TO ADOPT RESOLUTION ON CHECHEN CRISIS. At its extraordinary session on 11 January, the State Duma postponed adopting a resolution on the Chechen crisis until its next session. The liberal faction Russia's Choice, led by former acting Prime Minister Egor Gaidar, had called the session in order to submit a bill banning the use of the military inside Russia, which failed to gain the necessary majority vote. Three democratic factions--Russia's Choice, Grigorii Yavlinsky's Yabloko, and the Democratic Party of Russia, currently chaired by Sergei Glazev, the opposition spokesman on economic affairs--opposed the war, along with the Communists. The Agrarian Party, the former ally of the Communists, joined the ultranationalist factions--Vladimir Zhirinovsky's Liberal Democratic Party and Sergei Baburin's Russian Path--in supporting the use of force against Chechnya, as did two progovernment factions, Sergei Shakhrai's Party of Russian Unity and Concord and Vladimir Medvedev's New National Policy group. Former Finance Minister Boris Fedorov, who has supported in principle the use of force against Chechnya, said he was disappointed by the way it had been implemented. He demanded a vote of no confidence in the government. Among Yeltsin's new allies was Aleksandr Nevzorov, the hard-line TV director, whose show "600 Seconds" was banned by a Yeltsin decree in October 1993 for its ultranationalist content and incitement to violence. -- Julia Wishnevsky, OMRI, Inc. From kremvax.demos.su!sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Thu Jan 12 13:14 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17045; Thu, 12 Jan 95 13:14:25 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id VAA25099; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 12 Jan 1995 21:01:07 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id UAA01054; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 12 Jan 1995 20:56:11 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa07050; 12 Jan 95 20:56 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Thu, 12 Jan 1995 20:51:14 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 20:51:13 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Vojna prodolzhaets'a Status: O Hi, folks! S istecheniem sroka ul'timatuma - segodnja v 8 utra - intensivnost' artognja v centre goroda rezko vozrosla. Po doroge s zapada dvizhutsja sotni tankov, bronemashin i gruzovikov s soldatami. Uvelichivaetsja dolja vojsk MVD. Na zavtra obschestvennye organizacii Ingushetii zaplanirovali massovoe piketirovanie dorog. Sergej Kovalev, sejchas nahodjaschijsja v Nazrani, vyskazal opasenie, chto ono budet soprovozhdat'sja bol'shimi zhertvami sredi mirnogo naselenija. Noch'ju so vchera na segodnja on predstavil zhurnalistam svoj plan poetapnogo prekraschenija ognja i razvedenija vojsk, no tut zhe pessimistichno otozvalsja o ego perspektivah. "Posle togo kak voennye zamenili plan peremirija, soglasovannyj s Chernomyrdinym i El'cinym, na svoj hamskij ul'timatum, ja lishnij raz ubedilsja, v ch'ih rukah kontrol' za situaciej," - skazal on. Kovalev takzhe oproverg soobschenie oficioznogo televidenija o nadrugatel'stve chechencev nad trupami russkih soldat. Posle soobschenija fakticheskih nabljudenij ("ja nahodilsja vo dvorce i nikakih trupov, poveshennyh v okonnyh proemah, ne videl") on dobavil "eti negodjai, napolnivshie stranu lozh'ju, sposobny i na prjamye fal'sifikacii". Kstati, TV "Ostankino" (1 kanal) pokazalo ocherednoj shedevr A.Nevzorova pod nazvaniem "Ad". V etoj dovol'no bespomoschnoj podelke (postanovochnye s'emki v russkoj chasti, beskonechnye razgovory s desantnym generalom, effekty v vide iskusstvennoj rasplyvchatosti izobrazhenija) mnogo raz povtorjalos' opredelenie geroev etogo fil'ma "golodnye volki vojny" i "vozrozhdenie Rossii nachnetsja tol'ko tak - s ljudej, sdelavshih vojnu i krov' svoej professiej". Zanjatno, chto dali zakaz i prodvigali eto tvorenie umerennye i liberaly Filatov, Shahraj i Satarov (direktor "Ostankina" A.Jakovlev - tozhe liberal i kumir bol'shoj chasti intelligencii). Professor Satarov Nevzorovu ponravilsja, hotja i govoril emu "Sasha, bez etih Vashih perehlestov, pozhalujsta!" Nevzorovu ne privykat' k intelligentskoj ljubvi: predyduschie ego podvigi (v Litve) blagoslovil togda esche zhivoj Lev Nikolaevich Gumilev, kotoryj sozhalel, chto star i ruka ne derzhit avtomat. Vsju nedelju diskutirovalis' pravovye aspekty dejstvij Kremlja. Pomimo rasplyvchatogo "narushenija prav cheloveka", kak vy znaete, rjad zapadnyh pravitel'stv ukazal na narushenie flangovyh ogranichenij i uslovija opoveschat' partnerov o krupnoj perebroske vojsk. V Rossii eto bylo dopolneno analizom rjada vidnyh juristov (iz nih samyj izvestnyj - Konstitucionnyj sud'ja Luchin, kommunist). Oni ukazali, chto Rossija narushaet takzhe zhenevskie konvencii o pravah naselenija v rajone voennyh dejstvij, protokol (ratificirovannyj SSSR v 1989 godu) o pravovyh uslovijah vedenija boevyh dejstvij nemezhdunarodnogo haraktera i vnutrennee zakonodatel'stvo. Poslednij aspekt osobenno vazhen: soznatel'noe otstuplenie vlastej ot ustanovlennoj procedury vvedenija voennogo ili chrezvychajnogo polozhenija (voennoe polozhenie, vprochem, vvoditsja tol'ko pri inostrannoj agressii) lishaet vse prikazy, ukazy i rasporjazhenija vseh vlastej (ot komandirov na pole boja do voenkomov v tylu) pravovoj bazy. I esli ssylat'sja na eto v Chechne i Ingushetii budet oprometchivo (Nevzorov: "Udar prikladom v zuby - vot nash otvet vsem etim deputatam i zhurnalistam"), to v tylu vse poka ne tak beznadezhno. Rjad obschestvennyh organizacij poveli agitaciju za otkaz voennosluzhaschih ot peremeschenija v zonu konflikta i prizyvnikov ot prizyva na zakonnom osnovanii. Eta kampanija uvenchalas' segodnja reshajuschim shagom: prezident respubliki Chuvashija Nikolaj Fedorov (byvshij ministr justicii RF) izdal ukaz, konstatirovavshij pravo zhitelej Chuvashii na osnovanii zakonov RF otkazyvat'sja ot voennoj sluzhby v Chechne, poka tam idut nezakonnye boevye dejstvija, i dal konkretnye poruchenija organam ispolnitel'noj vlasti respubliki. Pered vlastjami dva puti (ne schitaja vozmozhnosti smirit'sja): davit' bez zakona i davit' po zakonu. V poslednem sluchae my vse, a osobenno nyneshnie i potencial'nye otkazchiki, posmotrim, chto im udastsja pridumat'. (Kstati, primenenie armii, a ne vojsk MVD, ne predusmotreno dazhe i po zakonu o chrezvychajnom polozhenii i opiraetsja na NEOPUBLIKOVANNYJ ukaz E, to est', po konstitucii, ne imejuschij obschepravovoj sily. Ono protivorechit dazhe dejstvujuschemu Ustavu vnutrennej sluzhby!) Tol'ko chto pravitel'stvennaja press-sluzhba oficial'no ob'javila, chto v blizhajshee vremja nachnetsja "reshajuschij shturm goroda". Vojkam MVD prikazano podtjanut'sja blizhe. G-n Grachev zajavil, chto "chechenskaja vojna mozhet protjanut'sja mnogo let" (a ne 2 chasa, kak on schital ranee). Dvazhdy za sutki naselennye punkty v Ingushetii i Dagestane nazyvalis' v soobschenii pravitel'stvennyh specsluzhb kak "centry sosredotochenija boevikov". Eto izvestie vyzvalo v etih poselkah paniku. Vice-prezident Ingushetii Boris Agapov: "Eto popytki opredelennyh sil v Moskve vyvesti konflikt za granicy Chechni". On zhe skazal, chto bessilie oficial'nyh vlastej Severnogo Kavkaza dobit'sja ot Kremlja prekraschenija krovoprolitija sulit prihod k vlasti v regione sovsem drugih, bolee ekstremistskih sil. Vash A. From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Fri Jan 13 09:19 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24756; Fri, 13 Jan 95 09:19:14 -0500 Message-Id: <9501131419.AA24756@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 3664; Fri, 13 Jan 95 09:18:27 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 3656; Fri, 13 Jan 1995 09:18:25 -0500 Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 15:25:24 +0100 Reply-To: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: OMRI Publications Subject:INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest no. 10, 13 January 1995 Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------- OMRI DAILY DIGEST Vol. 1, No. 10, 13 January 1995 --------------------------------------------------------------- NEW ASSAULT ON GROZNY IMMINENT? Russian troops intensified their artillery bombardment of Grozny on 12 January amid predictions of a "final assault" on the city in the next few days, according to AFP. ITAR-TASS reported the dispatch to Chechnya of several hundred naval reinforcements, including marines, while Interfax said a large convoy of armored vehicles set out on 11 January from Vladikavkaz toward the Chechen frontier. Both Chechen and Russian military spokesmen suggested that Chechen forces might pull out of Grozny and regroup in the south of the republic to continue resistance against the Russians. In an interview with Krasnaya zvezda on 12 January, Russian Defense Minister Pavel Grachev warned that the war in Chechnya "will last for years." Meanwhile, the higher echelons of the Defense Ministry "swamped the Kremlin switchboard" with calls protesting the 11 January proposal that President Boris Yeltsin assume direct control of the military, according to AFP quoting Yeltsin's adviser for national security issues, Yurii Baturin. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. RUSSIA REJECTS WESTERN CRITICISM OF CHECHEN POLICY. Speaking at a press conference in Moscow on 12 January, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Grigorii Karasin rejected as "inadequate and hasty" calls by Western political leaders for freezing economic and political cooperation with Russia in response to its handling of the Chechen crisis, Interfax and AFP report. While conceding the importance of the human rights aspect of the conflict, Karasin argued that "the scale of the challenge that Russia faced in Chechnya made human tragedies and losses practically inevitable." He hinted that Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev would brief US Secretary of State Warren Christopher on the Chechen situation at their meeting in Geneva on 17-18 January. In Vienna, a meeting of the OSCE Standing Committee on 12 January announced Russia has agreed to cooperate with an OSCE mission that will travel to Chechnya to assess human rights situation there, according to AFP. Also on 12 January, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, the current EU president, announced in Brussels that the union will lodge a new diplomatic protest with the Russian leadership. He noted that "Russia's promises to seek a negotiated solution have so far been without result." In Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati reiterated Iran's readiness to mediate in Chechnya. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. FEDERATION COUNCIL COMPLETES FIRST STAGE OF HEARINGS ON CHECHNYA Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Pavel Shtein said deputies regard Dzhokhar Dudaev and his regime as "criminal," Interfax reported 12 January. But he added that "Federation Council members were split on assessing actions of the federal authorities in eliminating Dudaev's regime." Shtein said the council will continue its hearings at a later date. -- Robert Orttung, OMRI, Inc. CHECHEN CRISIS FANS CONFEDERATIVE AMBITIONS. The Chechen crisis threatens to increase the desire of Russia's regional leaders to loosen ties with the center, Leonid Smirnyagin, a member of Yeltsin's Council of Advisers told Interfax on 11 January. He expected the regions to increase their demands for greater control over ethnic issues, pointing to their growing criticism of the federal authorities' failure to consult them about the handling of the Chechen crisis. Smirnyagin said such demands were groundless since the upper house of the parliament represents the interests of the regions. Meanwhile, Interfax reports that Yeltsin met with the heads of the Moscow, Kostroma, Rostov, Chita, and Stavropol regions on 12 January. According to the president's press service, the regional leaders were worried about legislation on the regions' status currently being debated by the Duma. They said the proposed law failed to guarantee the constitutional principle of power-sharing and ensure political stability. The regional leaders pushed for new legislation that would give Moscow and the regions equal standing. -- Robert Orttung, OMRI, Inc. SOARING COSTS OF CHECHEN WAR. Russian TV newscasts on 12 January quoted Yelstin adviser Aleksandr Livshits as saying the month-long Chechen war has cost Russia 800 billion rubles ($220 million). He estimated that rebuilding the Chechen economy would cost 4-5 trillion rubles, "perhaps more but not much more," Ostankino's "Vremya" newscast reported him as saying. Col. Gen. Vasilii Vorobev, who heads the General Staff's budget and finance department, told Interfax on 12 January that the military operations in Chechnya have cost the Defense Ministry 550 billion rubles to date. He said that each day's operations added another 12-14 billion rubles to the bill and that one shot from the 125-mm gun of a T-72 tanks cost 1.7 million rubles. Vorobev also said the Defense Ministry has made no large purchases of equipment or ammunition because of the recent events. -- Julia Wishnevsky and Doug Clarke, OMRI, Inc. CONFLICTING CASUALTY FIGURES. According to ITAR-TASS on 12 January, the Federation Council was told that 394 Defense and Interior Ministry personnel have been killed and 1,000 wounded in Chechnya since fighting broke out. Taken in conjunction with official figures released on 6 January, these data mean that 35% of the losses took place in the five-day period from 7-11 January. But the government tallies have been disputed. Interfax on 12 January quoted the Chechen General Headquarters as saying 3,000-4,000 Russian servicemen have been killed in 1995 alone. State Duma Deputy Aivars Lezdysh--a Liberal Democrat--told a Moscow press conference on 11 January that at least 1,500 Russian military were killed in the last few days. He claimed to have counted 160 dead servicemen in three Grozny districts he had visited. -- Doug Clarke, OMRI, Inc. YELTSIN'S APPROVAL RATING. Russian TV's "Vesti" on 12 January cited Livshits as saying the president's approval rating, which nose-dived after the Chechen war broke out in December, has started to improve. A survey conducted by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion at the beginning of January revealed that only 17% of the respondents were satisfied with Yeltsin's performance as president (compared with 28% in September 1994). While 70% of those polled in September were dissatisfied with Yeltsin's work, this figure had climbed to 81% in January. -- Julia Wishnevsky, OMRI, Inc. SOLZHENITSYN SAYS CHECHNYA SHOULD BE GRANTED INDEPENDENCE. In an interview with Argumenty i fakty, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn reiterated his proposal that Russia grant Chechnya independence. He criticized the Russian authorities for not doing so when the republic declared independence in 1991. Solzhenitsyn said that immediately after the republic's declaration, Russia should have cut its subsidies to Chechnya, sealed its borders, and deported all Chechens residing in Moscow and other Russian cities or treated them as foreigners. Solzhenitsyn believed that continuing the war against Chechnya might result in a Russian confrontation with the entire Muslim world, which, he said, should be avoided at all costs. He opposed signing a confederation treaty with the breakaway Caucasian republic because of a possible domino effect, even in those republics with a Russian majority population. Only those republics where the eponymous nationality constitutes two-thirds of the population--namely, Chechnya, Chuvashia, and Tuva--could be granted independence if they requested it, Solzhenitsyn said. Meanwhile, Nezavisimaya gazeta published on 11 January an appeal to Solzhenitsyn, signed by 11 young Russian politicians, asking him to run for the presidency in the next elections. -- Julia Wishnevsky, OMRI, Inc. GAIDAR SAYS YELTSIN RISKS LOSING CONTROL OF MILITARY. In London for a meeting of the International Democrat Union grouping of center-right parties, Egor Gaidar, the leader of Russia's Choice, told reporters that if Yeltsin "continues in the way he is doing, in a very short time he will not be in control of the military." Gaidar said Yeltsin was already "much more dependent on the army and military forces than he was," Reuters reported on 12 January. Gaidar was not optimistic that the legislation his faction introduced in the Duma this week, banning the use of military force in Russia except in a state of emergency, would be adopted. -- Penny Morvant, OMRI, Inc. DEFENSE WORKERS WANT YELTSIN OUT. At an emergency conference of the Russian Defense Industry Workers' Union on 12 January, workers decided to prepare for joint action to bring down the government and replace Yeltsin. According to Interfax, the union reported that more than 200,000 workers left Russian defense enterprises in 1994. Workers were owed more than 160 billion rubles, while their average wage was only 62.5% of the average industrial wage. The union charged that less than 30% of the necessary funds were provided in 1994 for programs to convert defense plants to civilian production. -- Doug Clarke, OMRI, Inc. From kremvax.demos.su!sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Sat Jan 14 18:46 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03575; Sat, 14 Jan 95 18:46:23 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id CAA06764; (8.6.9/D) Sun, 15 Jan 1995 02:41:18 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id CAA18176; (8.6.9/D) Sun, 15 Jan 1995 02:40:54 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa06631; 15 Jan 95 2:40 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Sun, 15 Jan 1995 02:38:06 +0300 To:info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Sun, 15 Jan 1995 02:38:06 +0300 Subject:INFO-RUSS: Mor'aki v gorah Status: O Hi, folks! Podrobnee o tom, chto prinjala v pjatnicu Duma: Prinjato nepravovoe postanovlenie, predlagajuschee pravitel'stvu prilozhit' usilija k mirnomu resheniju problemy. Otkloneny proekty zakonov: o publikacii spiskov poter', o zapreschenii uchastija vojsk vo vnutrennih konfliktah, ob otkaze v finansirovanii voennoj operacii v Chechne. Prinjat v pervom chtenii proekt popravki k zakonu ob oborone, glasjaschej, chto na ne predusmotrennoe zakonom ispol'zovanie vojsk (t.e. na svoej territorii protiv "vnutrennego vraga") trebuetsja ukaz prezidenta, utverzhdaemyj Sovetom Federacii. Zakon dolzhen byt' utverzhden Sovetom Federacii i podpisan prezidentom, na chto kak-to malo nadezhdy (hotja po-moemu, vpolne proprezidentskij zakon, hochetsja ego nazvat' "O porjadke narushenija Prezidentom RF federal'nogo zakonodatel'stva"). V pjatnicu i subbotu prodolzhalas' artpodgotovka nevidannoj ranee sily (obstrelivalis' ranee pochti ne postradavshie rajony) i stjagivanie vojsk dlja shturma. Shli boi za zdanija Soveta Ministrov, MVD, MGB, parlamenta respubliki, raspolozhennye naprotiv dvorca. Russkie pochemu-to ne dobilis' znachitel'nyh uspehov i nesli zametnye poteri. Podtverzhdeno voennymi istochnikami, chto otrjady morskoj pehoty, perebrasyvaemye s Tihookeanskogo i Severnogo flotov, popolneny flotskimi (matrosskimi) ekipazhami. Kakoj-to poslednij boj nastuaet, pravo slovo. Chrezvychajno proarmejski i agressivno nastroennyj avtor (1-j zam glavnogo redaktora gazety "Segodnja" Mihail Leont'ev) podtverzhdaet so slov svoih voennyh informatorov iz Groznogo, chto cifra oficial'no priznannyh poter' 352 cheloveka absoljutno nereal'na. "Unichtozhalis' polnost'ju ili bolee chem na 50% roty i batal'ony, polki razgromleny. 131 Majkopskaja motostrelkovaja brigada unichtozhena v polnom sostave". Etot zhe avtor svidetel'stvuet o "krajne vysokom moral'nom duhe federal'nyh vojsk", vyrazhajuschemsja v "sil'nom ozloblenii" soldat, i povtorjaet standartnyj nabor istorij o "chechenchskih zverstvah". Na soveschanii v General'noj prokurature obsuzhdalis' mery protiv oficerov, otkazavshihsja vypolnjat' prikazy (naprimer, odin iz oficerov Tihookeanskogo flota, otkazavshijsja vezti pod ogon' rotu 19-letnih matrosov). Chto reshili - ne znaju. S soldatami prosche: v Habarovske ih vyvodjat golymi do pojasa i bosymi na zasnezhennyj plac, stavjat pered stroem i zachityvajut prikaz o predanii tribunalu (po soobschenii soldatskoj materi). Vash A From burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Sat Jan 14 21:12 EST 1995 Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04128; Sat, 14 Jan 95 21:12:37 -0500 Date: Sat, 14 Jan 95 20:30:16 EST From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA11210; Sat, 14 Jan 95 20:30:16 EST Message-Id: <9501150130.AA11210@lassp.cornell.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: O --------------------------------- Iz vpechatlenij cheloveka, tol'ko chto vernuvshegosya iz Moskvy: 90% naseleniya odobryayut operaciyu v Chechne, no vyrazhayut vyaloe neo- dobrenie metodami ee provedeniya. Chechenskay mafiya nastol'ko vseh zaela, (a koe-kogo dazhe zae...ala), chto naselenie polagaet, chto tak im, banditam, i nado. Zarisovka s natury, k voprosu, o zaela ili zae...ala: 2 devochki snyalis' s dvumya mal'chikami, poehali k nim na kvartiru, dumali, kul'turno posidet', a tam 10 chechencev: "O, devochki, segodnya u vas subbotnichek!" Inymi slovami, rabotaete udarno i besplatno... Ot programmy Vremya nikogo blevat' ne tyanet, poskol'ku nikto ee i ne smotrit: est' RTV, NTV, CNN Int'l, nakonec. Nashestvie voennyh patrulej na stolicu vstrecheno s odobreniem: teper' opyat', kak i do togo, mozhno spokojno hodit' noch'yu po gorodu, ne boyas' byt' ograblennym ili ubitym. Na ulicah stalo chiqe, kioski u metro stali pocivilizovannee, transport nachal hodit' luchshe. Polki lomyatsya ot tovarov: klubnika, ananasy, apel'siny... Naselenie hochet poryadka, a na politiku bol'shinmstvu naplevat', ego volnuet sobstvennyj biznes. --------------------------------- The KGB report accused the Western research and philanthropic centers (Soros Foundation, etc. ) of collecting information for investigative services, setting up centers of foreign influence in Russia, and orchestrating the "brain drain" from Russia. To quell such subversive activities, the KGB suggests making it difficult for Russian scholars going abroad. GB izlovilo v Chechne shpiona moguqestvennoj derzhavy, vedshego podryvnuyu deyatel'nost' protiv Rossii. Agent privychno, v stile Tumanova i prochih, kayalsya po TV v sovershennyh prestupleniyah i ohotno rasskazyval o planah svoih hozyaev. Koe-chto, odnako izmenilos' s vremen Andropova: shpion rasskazyval o proiskah "Litovskih specsluzhb". Life expectancy for males fell from 64 years in 1990 to 60 in 1993, the lowest among industrialized countries. Female life expectancy declined from 74 to 72 years. The birth rate dropped from 1.9 in 1990 to 1.4 in 1994. Infant mortality more than doubled from 14 per 1,000 live births to 30. if current trends continue, the Russian population could drop to 125 million by 2025, from 150 million in 1990. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Jan 14 21:44:32 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12385; Sat, 14 Jan 95 21:44:29 -0500 Message-Id: <9501150244.AA12385@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sat, 14 Jan 95 21:44:28 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS: IR-list is coming Status: OR Dear IR-netties, OK, it is again this time of a season: "updated-list-is-coming". This INFO-RUSS net started on Aug. 15'91 with about 40 addresses. I am going to broadcast a new (28-th) updated list of names&addresses (1050+ now) within next 24 hours. Last time I broadcasted it on Oct. 16'94. I am using the weekend slowdown in Chechnya-related flow of information to post the IR-list. As usual, I break the list into major domains of emigration: AMERICA (US+Canada), ISRAEL, and EUROPE (including UK). As my courtesy:-) to the "source" of emigration, I have an ex-USSR section. Finally, to simplify your search for friends in far lands, I have also the "faraway" sections for AUSTRALIA, South AFRICA, JAPAN, BRAZIL, MEXICO, ARCTICA&ANTARCTICA and OTHERS. Note please, that we finally conquered ANTARCTICA! Yesss, sir, we do have our representative out there, please meet Sasha Drouk, "evrey polyarnyi", as he claims to be now according to the "5th paragraph" of his new passport:-). Since I've promised at some point that I will open a new section for such an exceptional emigre, I have a new section now, ARCTICA&ANTARCTICA, with a subtitle, "MISHKA na SEVERE, SASHKA na YUGE"! ( mishki esche netu...). Be aware, please, the list is 73+ kb long. It must not be used for commercial or any other unauthorized purposes. --Best --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator P.S. For AOL subscribers. Look, guys, a few times I saw that AOL mail server brakes long files into smaller pieces (sometimes about 20 kb long) and delivers it to you piece-meal style. So, if you receive only a part of the total file, be patient and don't bombard me with your complains, the rest of it may be still coming. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Jan 14 21:46:40 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12405; Sat, 14 Jan 95 21:46:37 -0500 Message-Id: <9501150246.AA12405@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sat, 14 Jan 95 21:46:36 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: info-russ list Status: OR This is an updated list of subscribers/addresses of INFO-RUSS net. The list is broken into geo-sections: AMERICA (US+Canada), ISRAEL, EUROPE (including UK), ex-USSR, AUSTRALIA, South AFRICA, JAPAN, BRAZIL, MEXICO, ARCTICA & ANTARCTICA, and OTHERS. Inside each of the sections the last names are listed in alphabetic (latin) order. If you find any error, please let me know. Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator Copyright 1991-94, A. E. Kaplan. All rights reserved. It is illegal to use this list for commercial or any other purposes unauthorized by this owner/coordinator. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ AMERICA (US+Canada) THE LIST is deleted to prevent its copying for commercial purposes From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Jan 14 21:52:45 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from gandalf.rutgers.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12488; Sat, 14 Jan 95 21:52:43 -0500 Received: by gandalf.rutgers.edu (5.59/SMI4.0/RU1.5/3.08) id AA07059; Sat, 14 Jan 95 21:52:41 EST Date: Sat, 14 Jan 95 21:52:35 EST From: Amos Danube To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Cc: danube@gandalf.rutgers.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for help Message-Id: Status: O Dear IR Members, I am requesting your help in my search to locate a relative and/or her family in Russia. Perhaps if you can not help, you may know somebody who can. I am not of Russian origin and I do not speak Russian, therefore, the reply should preferably be in English. So far I have requested help from the Red Cross and Red Crescent of the (then) Soviet Union (June 10, 1991) and later from the newspaper Pravda (August 25, 1993). I have not even received a reply as of now. The persons I am looking for are Mrs. Maria Arseneva and her descendants (ARCEHbEBA). I have the following information: 1. Mrs. Arseneva was born Maria Pinter on December 4, 1901, in Bacskossuthfalva, Hungary, (now Stara Moravica, Yugislavia). 2. She has married Peter (Piotr ?) Arsenev, a Russian POW at the end of WWI, in 1920 at Novi Sad, Serbia (now Yugoslavia). 3. They have moved to the Soviet Union in 1921. 4. Mrs. Arseneva's parents were Ferenc Pinter and Viktoria Gyenge. 5. She also had a sister, Mrs. Katherine Raymond (Sagi), who has lived in the USA from 1929 until her death in 1984. 6. The sisters have corresponded until the start of WWII, when contact had been lost. The relationship between the two countries after WWII was not conducive to start a search for lost relatives, and as this case suggests it is still difficult. 7. Mrs. Arseneva had three (3) children: Anna - born in 1023 (?) Sofia - born in 1925 (?) Karl (?) - born in 1933 (?). 8. The last known address was: Yaroslavl (?) Nenrasovskaya 52 Kv. 20. Mrs. Arseneva is (was) my father's first cousin. Mrs. Raymond's two daughters, Ligia and Catherine (Mrs. Arseneva's nieces), are joining me in this search. Thank you very much for your attention. I will be very greatful for any lead, any suggestions, and any help. Sincerely, Amos J. Danube * * ..."not the famous" * * **=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+** ** "Cherish yesterday, Dream of tomorrow, ** ** and Live for today!" ** ******************************************************************** ** || Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey ** ** || Library of Science and Medicine ** ** AMOS J. DANUBE || P.O.Box 1029, Piscataway, NJ 08855-1029 ** ** || T.:908, 445-2896 Fax: 908, 445-3208 ** ** || E-mail: danube@gandalf.rutgers.edu ** **+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=**+**=** From sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Sun Jan 15 15:32 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11135; Sun, 15 Jan 95 15:32:01 -0500 Received: from mcn.msk.su by moscvax.demos.su with SMTP id XAA02755; (8.6.9/D) Sun, 15 Jan 1995 23:16:41 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa27374; 15 Jan 95 23:15 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Sun, 15 Jan 1995 23:04:13 +0300 To:info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Sun, 15 Jan 1995 23:04:13 +0300 Subject:INFO-RUSS: E i Zh sid'at na odnoj trube Status: O Hi, folks! V subbotu vecherom g-n Zhirinovskij, davaja interv'ju korrespondentam "Izvestij", ital'janskoj "Reppublica" i "Radio Svoboda", podtverdil, chto opublikovannye v "Izvestijah" svedenija o plane okruzhenija El'cina na otmenu vyborov s pomosch'ju Zh suschestvuet i ishodit ot nego. Plan sostoit v tom, chtoby vyzvat' vynesenie v Dume votuma nedoverija pravitel'stvu, esli nado, silami frakcii Zh. Po nashej demokraticheskoj konstitucii, eto vovse ne oznachaet otstavki pravitel'stva, no mozhet oznachat' rospusk Federal'nogo Sobranija. Eto nado sdelat' do togo, kak FS uspeet prinjat' zakon o vyborah, i togda posle rospuska palat polozhenie o vyborah budet prinjato prezidentskim ukazom. Takoe, kakoe nado, chtoby poluchit' bol'shinstvo u LDPR i bolota, gotovogo prodavat'sja tem, u kogo den'gi i vlast'. Togda takoj parlament primet federal'nyj konstitucionnyj zakon o prodlenii polnomochij E do 1999 goda. "El'cin na postu prezidenta do 1999 goda nas vpolne ustraivaet" - skazal Zh. Vybory Dumy (Sovet Federacii, vidimo, uzhe ne budet bol'she vybirat'sja, a budet sformirovan drugim putem - 50% prezidentskih naznachencev, 50% ot oblastnyh sobranij - tak po konstitucii) predpolagaetsja naznachit' na 12 ijunja 1995 goda - k 12 ijunja u nashego prezidenta osobaja ljubov'. K koncu nedeli v presse i na otnositel'no nezavisimyh telekanalah nametilas' opjat' tendencija v osvescheniju "pozitiva" v dejatel'nosti federal'nyh vojsk. Pohozhe, chto prichinoj ne tol'ko davlenie vlastej (kotorye ugrozhajut otobrat' efirnuju licenziju na kanal metrovogo diapazona u telekompanii NTV i dazhe aktom ispolnitel'noj vlasti nacionalizirovat' 51% akcij), no i izmenenie pozicii oficial'noj Ameriki (a takzhe Germanii). Nado skazat', chto nashi oficial'nye liberaly ljudi ne ochen' samostojatel'nye i vsegda oschuschali sebja uverennee, transliruja to, chto kazalos' im "poziciej Zapada", a ne svoju lichnuju, nikomu (po ih ubezhdeniju!) ne interesnuju tochku zrenija. Raz "Zapad" priznal, chto stavit' nado vse zhe na E, oni ne pobegut vperedi parovoza. Vash A. From owner-russian-jews@israel.nysernet.ORG Sun Jan 15 16:32 EST 1995 Received: from israel.nysernet.org by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11327; Sun, 15 Jan 95 16:32:54 -0500 Received: by israel.nysernet.ORG (4.1/3.1.090690-NYSERnet Inc.) id AA17583; Sun, 15 Jan 95 16:27:37 EST Received: by israel.nysernet.ORG (4.1/3.1.090690-NYSERnet Inc.) id AA17358; Sun, 15 Jan 95 16:23:41 EST Message-Id: <9501152123.AA17358@israel.nysernet.ORG> Date: Sun, 15 Jan 1995 16:23:40 -0500 (EST) Sender: owner-russian-jews@israel.nysernet.ORG From: simcha@israel.nysernet.ORG (Simon Streltsov) To: russian-jews@israel.nysernet.ORG (Russian-Jews) Subject: INFO-RUSS: JEWS IN DANGER IN UZBEKISTAN Status: Or From: The Union of Councils for Soviet Jews <0004201773@mcimail.com> Pamela B. Cohen, National President Micah H. Naftalin, National Director UNION OF COUNCILS FOR SOVIET JEWS URGENT ACTION REQUESTED: A letter from you could save the life of an elderly, observant Jew presently being tried in Uzbekistan for a murder he could not have committed. Apologies for cross-posting, necessitated by the gravity of the situation. The Jews of Uzbekistan are deeply frightened because a well known Jewish man has been falsely accused of the murder of an ethnic Uzbek youth. "If he is convicted, the whole Jewish community will be in great danger," according to a Jewish leader in Uzbekistan who cannot be identified for fear of reprisal. We received the following information last night from The Caucasus Network, an international organization for the benefit of Jews in the Caucasus and Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union. You may be assured that the information is based on unimpeachable sources. At 12:30 p.m. of September 29, a 17-year old Uzbek youth named Ibragimov was found murdered in his bed in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. His skull was smashed and his throat cut. An expert witness for the prosecution testified that he had been dead for at least 10 hours, i.e. since around 2:30 a.m. or before. His landlord, Iosif Koinov, was arrested, jailed and, in late November, charged with the murder. He was viciously tortured into signing a confession he could not read or understand. However, Koinov, a 76-year old observant, Bukharan Jew, was on an overnight train traveling from the town of Margilan in eastern Uzbekistan which did not arrive in Tashkent until 6 a.m. He provided the arresting officers with the names of eye witnesses and the ticket, both proving that he was nowhere near Tashkent at the time of the murder. Uzbekistan is one of the most totalitarian of the former Soviet republics, whose leader maintains a near-complete stranglehold over his country. The Jewish population, numbering between 60,000 and 100,000, lives in constant fear of the security forces, of Islamic nationalists, and of a justice system that does not protect its citizens. In recent months, a vicious anti-Semitic tract has been circulating in Uzbekistan aimed at rousing hatred against Jews in this predominantly Moslem nation. It speaks of an historic "conspiracy of infidel kikes" who are troublemakers responsible for Moslem woes. With a harsh winter threatening acute shortages of food, medicine and fuel, Uzbek authorities may well be preparing the ground for scapegoating Jews. The trial, which had been set and delayed several times, began on January 5 but adjourned within minutes until further notice. If the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews has learned anything in its 25- year experience of defending the safety of Jews in the former Soviet Union, it is that their best protection lies in keeping their plight directly in the spotlight of publicity. Today, this very minute, the safety of Iosif Koinov -- and likely the safety of the Jews of Uzbekistan -- depends on your joining in a campaign to let the Uzbeks know that the civilized world is watching them. This elderly man, who is in ill health, must be released from jail immediately. If you know anything about Uzbek jails, you will understand that his life very likely depends on it. WE URGENTLY APPEAL TO YOU, AT ONCE, TO DO THE FOLLOWING: l. Write personal and/or organizational letters addressed to Mr. Buri Mustafoev, the Uzbek Prosecutor General, as follows: CIS 700 000 Uzbekistan, Tashkent ul. Gogol 66 Procurator General of Uzbekistan Buri Mustafoev 2. Address the envelope: UCSJ: Koinov Appeal 1819 H Street N.W. Suite 230 Washington, D.C. 20006 (It takes up to two months for regular mail to be delivered to Tashkent. We will forward your letters in bulk by DHL express delivery.) 3. Please write a second letter (or telegram), or provide a cc of the first, and mail it direct to the Uzbek Ambassador in Washington: Honorable Fatikh Teshabaev, Ambassador Embassy of Uzbekistan 1511 K. Street, N.W. #623 Washington, D.C. 20005 (Please send us a copy of your letters so that we will know what the Ambassador is receiving) Your letters need not be long. Tell them that you are aware of the spurious charges against Iosif Koinov, an elderly Tashkent Jew who could not possibly have committed the murder for which he is charged. That you believe the trial constitutes an anti-Semitic provocation. That Americans will not tolerate normal relations with a country that permits such miscarriages of justice and perpetrates human rights violations against its citizens. Ask him to use his supervisory powers to correct this abuse of prosecution by dropping the charges and releasing Koinov from custody. This style of response was employed for two decades in behalf of the safety of Soviet Prisoners of Conscience. And it worked. Today, the prosecution of Iosif Koinov is also politically motivated. His safety, perhaps his life, and the safety of Uzbekistan's Jews, depend on all of us. With thanks, we implore you to respond at once. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 16 01:23:59 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from eureka.ballarat.EDU.AU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24590; Mon, 16 Jan 95 01:23:51 -0500 Received: from fs3.ballarat.edu.au by eureka.ballarat.edu.au (5.0/SMI-SVR4) id AA11187; Mon, 16 Jan 1995 17:24:41 +1100 Received: from FS3/MAILQUEUE by fs3.ballarat.edu.au (Mercury 1.13); Mon, 16 Jan 95 17:23:28 GMT+11 Received: from MAILQUEUE by FS3 (Mercury 1.13); Mon, 16 Jan 95 17:23:08 GMT+11 From: "Dr. Eugene V. Aidman" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 16 Jan 1995 17:23:07 GMT+1000 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Moscow via Paris Status: O Dear folks! Hi to all the RUSS-netters from Down-Under! Just a quick note to let you know that I am planning to visit Moscow, Piter and Saratov in Feb 1995, and I am happy to take letters and messages from anyone of you folks who are prepared to take trouble of sending them via Australia. Note that I am leaving for Moscow on 2Feb. I have also got a query as I am stopping over in France on my way to Moscow: are there any of "our people" in Paris, to whom I could speak in Russian? (Pardon, I don't speak French...). I am particularly interested in visiting Sorbonne - any faculty will do, but preferably something close to Education, linguistics, psychology, physisology and/or sport science. Also, can anyone advise on the pragmatic ways to spend two days/nights in Paris (some inexpensive accomodation, what's worth seeing, etc?). Please reply direct to me: eugene@ballarat.edu.au Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Eugene -------------------------------------------------------------- | Dr. Eugene Aidman | | School of Psychology, | | University of Ballarat, | | P.O.BOX 663, BALLARAT, Victoria, 3353, AUSTRALIA | | Telephone +61 (053) 279 771 | | Facsimile +61 (053) 279 754 | -------------------------------------------------------------- From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Mon Jan 16 09:22 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18235; Mon, 16 Jan 95 09:22:02 -0500 Message-Id: <9501161422.AA18235@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 6000; Mon, 16 Jan 95 09:21:10 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 5996; Mon, 16 Jan 1995 09:21:07 -0500 Date: Mon, 16 Jan 1995 09:14:45 -0500 Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: Dawn Mann Subject:INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest 16 January 1995 Status: O ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST Vol. 1, No. 11, 16 January 1995 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- NEW RUSSIAN ATTACK ON GROZNY. Systematic house-to- house fighting and intensified artillery bombardment of the presidential palace in Grozny continued from 13 to 15 January, Western journalists reported. On 13 January, Russian forces took the Council of Ministers building opposite the presidential palace, and on 14 January succeeded in surrounding the blazing palace and preventing the advent of Chechen reinforcements or a Chechen retreat to the south. Russian troops who succeeded in forcing their way into the presidential palace on 14 January were driven out on 15 January. In a satellite-telephone interview from Grozny published in Die Welt am Sonntag on 15 January, Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudaev predicted that the war in Chechnya would last longer than that in Afghanistan, and claimed that 47 Russian generals had defected to the Chechen side. Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. OSTANKINO HEAD DENOUNCES CENSORSHIP ON CHECHNYA. Alekdandr N. Yakovlev, head of Ostankino television and radio, asked the Russian government on 14 January to stop trying to control the coverage of the war in Chechnya through censorship or by putting pressure on the media, Interfax and Mlada Fronta Dnes reported on 13 and 16 January, respectively. Yakovlev said the censorship applies to all Russian journalists reporting on the conflict and has reduced the coverage of Russian forces. -- Robert Orttung, OMRI, Inc. ANTI-WAR RALLIES HELD IN VARIOUS RUSSIAN CITIES. Despite the unpopularity of the Chechen war, the protest movement against it has not turned into a mass movement, Russian Television "Vesti's" commentator opined, while reporting on two rallies held in Moscow by different democratic organizations on 14 and 15 January. According to "Vesti," neither of these meetings attracted more than a few thousand participants. "Vesti" also broadcast footage of anti-war rallies held on 15 January in other cities across Russia, including St. Petersburg, Chelyabinsk on the Urals, Omsk in Siberia and Volgograd. In Moscow, both protests were organized by former Yeltsin supporters who said they became opponents of the Russian president and his regime after the bombing of civilians in Grozny. In other places, participants condemned both the president and the democrats who had brought Yeltsin to power and approved of the use of force against the former Russian parliament in October 1993. In a separate development, "Vesti" said that a meeting of the leaders of Russia's Cossack organizations, held 14 and 15 January, disapproved of those Cossacks who voted for the military intervention in Chechnya. -- Julia Wishnevsky, OMRI, Inc. ECONOMIC IMPACT OF WAR SERIOUS DESPITE RUSSIAN OFFICIALS' DENIAL. Speaking on the live television program "Itogi," Finance Minster Vladimir Panskov stated on 14 January that Russia's current budget for 1995 will be sufficient to pay for the Chechnya war if it ends soon. Similarly, Deputy Premier Anatolii Chubais, in a 14 January Interfax report, stated there is no reason to worry about an economic disaster because of the conflict. Statistics, however, indicate otherwise. Panskov said the military cost of Russia's intervention in Chechnya during December was about 450 billion rubles ($121 million). He estimated the cost of reconstruction between 4 and 5 trillion rubles ($1.1 to 1.35 billion), a conservative figure. According to a Western report, free-market reform economist Egor Gaidar said that if spending continues over the next few weeks the 1995 budget can be forgotten. Not only is the budget at stake, but also confidence in the ruble, which can help boost the economy and faith in Yeltsin, the force that influences Western lenders and investors. Already, the government's original $60 billion spending plan for 1995 is short by $19 billion, or 7.7% of the projected gross national product (GNP). The majority of this deficit was to be covered by credits from international lending agencies as well as the sale of treasury bonds. But as some reports estimate, an additional $4.5 billion expended on the war would raise the deficit to about 10% of the GNP, a level unacceptable to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). --Thomas Sigel, OMRI, Inc. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 16 15:53:14 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from gelua1.uars.sunysb.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25846; Mon, 16 Jan 95 15:53:12 -0500 Date: Mon, 16 Jan 1995 16:01:20 EST From: VDVOR@uars.sunysb.edu Message-Id: <950116160120.20203e73@uars.sunysb.edu> Subject: INFO-RUSS: tax treaty To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu X-Vmsmail-To: SMTP%"INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu" Status: O Hi folks; Does anyone know if the Russia-US tax treaty still exists? Here at Stony Brook we were told that it has not been renewed for 1995, so the payroll have started withdrawing taxes from our paychecks. If this is not true and the tax treaty is still alive, I will appreciate any references and/or information on how to get a copy. Anyone intersted in the subject should feel free to send me a PERSONAL request (i.e. NOT thorugh the info-russ); I'll be happy to share with you any info I've got provided there will be any. (Again, I am not going to post the summary on info-russ; the coordinator letted me know me that he is not likely to post any other msg on the subject since in general, visa & passport & taxes issues are not carried by info-russ anymore.) Thanx, - Victor From kremvax.demos.su!sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Mon Jan 16 17:20 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19156; Mon, 16 Jan 95 17:20:25 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id BAA26955; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 17 Jan 1995 01:07:41 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id BAA29541; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 17 Jan 1995 01:05:39 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa28174; 17 Jan 95 1:05 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Mon, 16 Jan 1995 00:58:05 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Mon, 16 Jan 1995 00:58:04 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Na chechenskoj vojne tol'ko pushki v cene Status: O Hi, folks! Boi v Groznom prodolzhajutsja s ochen' peremennym uspehom. Na rjade napravlenij chechency ottesnili el'cinskuju armiju na 1-1.5 km. Posle neudachi popytki desantnikov shturmom vzjat' Sovet Ministrov (zdanie zanimaet vazhnoe takticheskoe polozhenie na ploschadi pered dvorcom) armija vernulas' k taktike sochetanija intensivnyh obstrelov s prosachivaniem, a takzhe koncentraciej rezervov dlja novogo "naskoka". Po prosachivajuschimsja dannym (byt' mozhet i dezinformirujuschim) etot gaskok namechen na chetverg-pjatnicu. K sozhaleniju, podtverzhdeny soobschenija o tom, chto pravitel'stvennye vojska ne berut plennyh, v poslednie dni - sovsem. Mnogie oficery ssylajutsja na to, chto jakoby dazhe suschestvuet prikaz ob etom, drugie - bolee realistichno, na moj vzgljad - govorjat o krajnej stepeni ozverenija soldat. V kachestve kommentarija k etoj tochke zrenija stoit provesti odnu parallel': v knizhke g-na E "Zapiski Prezidenta" opisyvaetsja, chto on rasporjadilsja vydvinut' v oktjabre 1993 goda specgruppy "Al'fa" i "Vympel" pod ogon'. Avtor s udovletvoreniem otmechaet, chto gibel' tovarischa (byl ubit odin oficer "Al'fy") porodila u bojcov dolzhnye boevye i mstitel'nye chuvstva. Istorija eta na fakticheskom urovne vpolne lozhnaja (oficer byl ubit snajperom pravitel'stvennyh vojsk, i "Al'fa" eto znala, nastroenija eto porodilo protivopolozhnye - oni ne vypolnili prikaz ubit' Ruckogo i Hasbulatova, a vzjali ih v plen, za chto i byli ser'ezno nakazany), no horosho demonstriruet metody vospitatel'noj raboty s vojkami, kotorymi - za neimeniem drugoj motivacii chto sejchas, chto v 1993-m pol'zuetsja ex-Pervyj sekretar' Moskvy i kandidat Politbjuro. V Moskve nahoditsja delegacija chechenskogo pravitel'stva vo glave s ministrom ekonomiki (ta zhe, chto na peregovorah vo Vladikavkaze, prervannyh fakticheskim nachalom boevyh dejstvij 11 dekabrja). Chernomyrdin poruchil rabotat' s nimi Shahraju, no sam vystupil s ochen' primiritel'nym zajavleniem. Mozhno pochti iskljuchit' predpolozhenie, chto eto prosto ocherednaja dymovaja zavesa nastuplenija vojsk (vojska v nih bol'she ne nuzhdajutsja), i ostaetsja vybirat': eto manevr Chernomyrdina ili manevr protiv Chernomyrdina? Posmotrim. V rukovodstve strany ne vse idioty (hotja i mnogie), i, vozmozhno, ponimajut, chto pri ljubom variante ot nemedlennogo zamirenija do toj ili inoj pobedy potrebuetsja okkupacionnoe ili sojuznoe pravitel'stvo. Inache - dolgovremennyj terror, kotoryj v nyneshnem informacionno prozrachnom mire provodit' trudno i nakladno. Tak chto vse ravno v konce puti - peregovory s kakimi-to "avtoritetami", tol'ko kolichestvo krovi po doroge raznoe. Vash A. From kremvax.demos.su!sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Tue Jan 17 03:23 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26559; Tue, 17 Jan 95 03:23:16 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id LAA16587; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 17 Jan 1995 11:17:57 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id LAA03443; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 17 Jan 1995 11:13:28 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa08450; 17 Jan 95 11:13 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Tue, 17 Jan 1995 11:11:11 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu, Message-Id: Organization: sch57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Tue, 17 Jan 1995 11:11:10 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Parallel'nyje s'uzhety Status: O Hi, folks! Parallel'nyj vojne sjuzhet takoj: i.o. genprokurora Il'jushenko, kak ja uzhe govoril, zanjalsja problemoj uklonenija generalov ot svoego pochetnogo dolga. Vchera on po etomu povodu daval press-konferentsiju. Osnovnoj figurant rassledovanija - general Eduard Vorob'ev, zam. glavkoma suhoputnyh vojsk. Il'jushenko skazal, chto prestupnyh prikazov ne byvaet, a byvajut prestupnye ispolniteli. Kak ispolnit' prikaz, ne narushiv zakonov i morali - problema ispolnitelej. "On dolzhen byl, esli emu kazhetsja, chto inache nel'zja izbezhat' zhertv, vojti v Groznyj ne na tanke, a na kone i razoruzhat' golymi rukami, no ne otkazyvat'sja ot samoj zadachi". Stoit posmotret', kak vshodila na politicheskij nebosklon Rossii mutnaja zvezda g-na Il'jushenko. V predystorii - rabota prokurorom v Solntseve (plohoj byl prokuror), potom sledovatelem v genprokurature Rossii (proslavilsja shpionstvom za kollegami i stukom v otdel kadrov). Rezko vspuh on, poluchiv dostup k delu o korruptsii Rutskogo. Letom 1993 goda byla sozdana prezidentskaja komissija po obvineniju Rutskogo v predostavlenii (pri posrednichestve izrail'skogo biznesmena) za vzjatku vygodnogo kontrakta. Predsedatelem komissii byl advokat Makarov (nyne glavnyj shahmatist Rossii), a vhodil Il'jushenko. Bol'shuju rol' sygral "general Dima" - strannyj chelovek Dmitrij JAkubovskij - kanadskij millioner, agent srazu neskol'kih spetssluzhb Rossii (nyne arestovan po obvineniju v krazhe kartin). Glavnoe dokazatel'stvo - bumazhka s podpis'ju Rutskogo, ispolnennaja na kserokse. Dokazatel'stvo ofitsial'no priznano fal'shivkoj. Trudno pereotsenit' znachenie shantazha glavnogo oppozitsionera javnoj fal'shivkoj: naglost' napora dolzhna byla dat' ponjat', chto puti k primireniju net. Otvechaja na voprosy, I. skazal, chto vozbudit' ugolovnye dela protiv Gajdara, Pamfilovoj i JUshenkova "k sozhaleniju, nel'zja", i chto "Kovalev POKA ne perestupil tu granitsu, za kotoroj nachinaetsja gosprestuplenie". Na mehmate MGU byl na rubezhe 70-80 gg. odin student, I.S. Chelovek on byl trudnoj sud'by, i radi zarabotka na spor (za rubl') pil vodu iz unitaza. Eta ego sposobnost' byla zamechena, i cherez tri goda posle okonchanija mehmata (i aspirantury i zaschity dissera po sekretnoj teme) byl naznachen zamestitelem dekana po naboru (t.e. po ariezatsii fakul'teta). Nashi Obkom Obkomychi ljubjat nebrezglivyh. Vash A. From kremvax.demos.su!sch57.mcn.msk.su!alsu@moscvax.demos.su Tue Jan 17 15:49 EST 1995 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28033; Tue, 17 Jan 95 15:49:12 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id XAA23290; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 17 Jan 1995 23:41:54 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id XAA24294; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 17 Jan 1995 23:32:09 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa22038; 17 Jan 95 23:32 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Tue, 17 Jan 1995 23:27:30 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu, Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Tue, 17 Jan 1995 23:27:30 +0300 Subject:INFO-RUSS:Chechency kak jevrei Status: O Hi, folks! Peregovory chechenskih predstavitelej s Chernomyrdinym taki sostojalis'. Kak voditsja v nashe vremja, postupajut - prjamo kak o bojah - protivopolozhnye svedenija, chem konchili. Diapazon ot "v sredu v 18 prekraschenie ognja" do "pokonsul'tirovalis'". U nas v 57 shkole vystupal s rasskazom o svoej poezdke v Groznyj na 6-7 janvarja zhurnalist "Moskovskih novostej" Leonid Nikitinskij. Ego tekst est' v Moscow News, zhelajuschie mogut dobyt', on nastroencheskij (no ochen' sil'nyj). My ego sprosili, mozhet li on prokommentirovat' soobschenija o "chechenskih zverstvah", ishodjaschie teper' uzhe ot respektabel'nyh ljudej, vrode Mihaila Leont'eva. L.N. skazal ostorozhno (on jurist po special'nosti), chto nichego takogo ne videl, no dobavil, chto ne verit, chto ljudi, zanjatye zhestokim boem, mogut chto-to dlja nego lichno sygrat' (imeetsja v vidu gumannost' sygrat'). Soobschenija o tom, chto pochti vse boeviki - naemniki nechechenskoj nacional'nosti, nazval polnym bredom. L.N. esche ne chital poslednego "Segodnja" s polnoj versiej teksta Leont'eva. Tam krome zverstv uzhe i zhenschiny (litovki i estonki) - snajpery, i chechenskie agenty v shtabah i komandovanii, kotorye podbrasyvajut miny v gruzoviki so snabzheniem, a venchaet vse: "Nikakih chechencev na fronte net, nikakogo vojujuschego naroda. Ves' chechenskij narod sidit sejchas v bankah i schitaet pribyl'; vojujut naemniki so vsego sveta". Eto L. pereputal: kak izvestno kazhdomu antisemitu, schitat' v bankah krovavye den'gi - prerogativa drugogo naroda, tozhe, govorjat, kriminal'nogo. Te zhe ljudi v osnovnom govorjat. Leont'ev ran'she ne govoril i otlichalsja tol'ko liberalizmom bez beregov, alkogolizmom i ljubov'ju k Gajdaru. Tak chto druzhba s prezidentom do dobra ne dovodit. Podrobnosti teksta Solzhenicyna v "Argumentah i faktah". Tekst sochitsja zloboj k chechencam kak etnosu, povtorjajutsja kak pochti spravedlivye upreki, tak i fantasticheskij bred proizvodstva Sovinformbjuro, i vyvod: "Gangrenoznyj chlen Rossii nadlezhit otsech'". V smysle, ograbit' i dat' nezavisimost'. No nastroenie sozdaet boevoe. Na meste oficerov po rabote s lichnym sostavom (eto tak zampolity nynche zovutsja) ja by bojcam chital pered boem. Vash A. From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Tue Jan 17 19:35 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28699; Tue, 17 Jan 95 19:35:52 -0500 Message-Id: <9501180035.AA28699@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 2334; Tue, 17 Jan 95 19:34:52 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 2314; Tue, 17 Jan 1995 17:55:10 -0500 Date: Tue, 17 Jan 1995 11:52:49 -0500 Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: Dawn Mann Subject:INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest 17 January 1995 Status: OS --------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST Vol. 1, No. 12, 17 January 1995 --------------------------------------------------------------------- BATTLE FOR GROZNY CONTINUES. The Russian government press service characterized the situation in Grozny on 16 January as "tense," with Chechen forces continuing fierce resistance to Russian troops attempting to advance on the presidential palace. Western agencies cited unconfirmed claims by Chechen officials that Chechen fighters had succeeded in retaking some ground. Chechen forces were also said to be re-entrenching and concentrating artillery and armored vehicles along the Chelmuga-Bamut-Arshty road southwest of Grozny and at other locations in the south. Speaking at a press conference in Moscow on 16 January, a senior Russian Foreign Ministry official stated that at present Moscow considers the dispatch to Chechnya of an OSCE representative to be premature, although he did not exclude OSCE involvement in a settlement of the conflict at some future stage, Interfax reported. He also conceded that developments in Chechnya could delay Russia's admission to the Council of Europe. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. CHERNOMYRDIN PROPOSES CEASE-FIRE, NEGOTIATIONS. On 16 January Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin proposed a cease-fire and immediate negotiations with Chechen separatists, subject to strict conditions, AFP reported. Chernomyrdin offered to hold talks on freezing troop deployments in Chechnya, calling off the use of tanks, artillery and other heavy weapons, and setting up no-fighting zones where weapons could be stockpiled, but stipulated that peace could only come after the Chechens had laid down their arms, something they have so far refused to do. Chernomyrdin also called for talks on Chechnya's future with a view to setting up a transitional government. However, the negotiators face the difficult task of finding a leader acceptable to both sides. Also on 16 January, a Chechen delegation headed by Economy Minister Teimuraz Abubakarov with negotiating authority from President Dzhokhar Dudaev arrived in Moscow for talks with Chernomyrdin, AFP reported. -- Robert Orttung, OMRI, Inc. VOROBYOV QUESTIONING CONFIRMED. General Alexei Ilyushenko, Russia's acting prosecutor-general, told a press conference on 16 January that military prosecutors had interviewed Colonel-General Eduard Vorobyov in connection with the latter's refusal to take command of the operations in Chechnya. According to Interfax, Ilyushenko indicated other officers and servicemen were also being investigated. He said that no criminal proceedings had yet been started, adding that his office did not distinguish "between a private, a general, and a deputy defense minister." Military sources told Interfax that Vorobyov could not be prosecuted because he had only been offered the Chechnya post, not ordered there.-- Doug Clarke, OMRI, Inc. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jan 18 17:44:10 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09820; Wed, 18 Jan 95 17:44:07 -0500 Message-Id: <9501182244.AA09820@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Wed, 18 Jan 95 17:44:05 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS:around it Status: O -------------------------------------------------------------- Petersburg Police Unit Ordered To Chechen Battlefields By Linda JONES St. Petersburg Press , Jan. 17'95 A detachment of 250 troops from the St Petersburg OMON has been sent to Chechnya -- just days after 100 other paramilitary police abandoned their posts in the combat zone. The OMON servicemen will be stationed on roadblocks around the besieged city of Grozny with orders to "confiscate weapons from the local population and uphold law and order." The move comes in the wake of a grim report in the newspaper Izvestiya that dozens of Russian troops are deserting from the battlefields of Chechnya. The paper published a first-hand account by the officer of an OMON unit, who said he and his men had walked away from the conflict. Izvestiya quoted the unnamed officer as saying he and about 100 men had ignored orders to stay in Chechnya until January 26 and returned instead to their Urals base in Yekaterinburg. "How can we do our job properly with light weapons and tear gas, when we're up against (Chechen) tanks and artillery?" the officer was quoted as saying. The OMON had been run by Major-General Victor Vorobyov until he was killed by a mortar shell two weeks ago. Izvestia quoted the OMON officer denouncing Russia's command as irresponsible, accusing them of sending inexperienced paratroopers to fight. Colonel Leonid Bogdanov, chief of the St Petersburg police press center, said the new OMON unit would be armed with automatic weapons and would be deployed in areas already made safe by the regular army. -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST Part I Vol. 1, No. 13 part I, 18 January 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------- CONFUSION OVER NEW CHECHEN CEASE-FIRE. A Chechen government delegation held what were termed "discussions not talks" in Moscow on 17 January with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Shakhrai and First Deputy Minister for Nationalities Vyacheslav Mikhailov on the feasibility of enforcing a cease- fire in Chechnya, Interfax reported. (Minister for Nationalities Nikolai Egorov is reportedly "in poor health" and failed to attend either these "discussions" or the Federation Council session on 17 January.) The Chechen delegation told journalists on 17 January that at a subsequent meeting with Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin, agreement was reached on a cessation of hostilities, possibly beginning in the evening of 18 January. But ITAR-TASS later quoted Russian government spokesman Valerii Grishin as stating that Chernomyrdin's talks with the Chechens had been "unofficial" and that a formal response to the Russian proposal for a cease-fire was awaited from Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudaev in Grozny. AFP reported that the Russian artillery bombardment of Grozny continued on 17 January, while the Russian government press service claimed that street-to-street fighting was subsiding and that Chechen forces were retreating from the city in groups of 700-900 men. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. CHUVASHIA TOLD TO CANCEL DECREE ON CHECHNYA. President Yeltsin has called on Chuvash President Nikolai Fedorov to rescind a decree issued last week challenging Moscow's right to intervene in Chechnya, telling him it is unconstitutional, RUSSIA'S GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT DROPS 39% IN THREE YEARS. Gross domestic product (GDP) in 1994 numbered 630 trillion rubles ($165.78 billion), a 15% decline from 1993 and a 39% drop from pre-reform 1991, Interfax reported on 17 January. The official figures, released by the Russian Statistics Committee on 17 January, stated that 62% of the GDP came from the private sector. The rate of decline in industry in 1994 appeared higher than in the two previous years and totaled 20.9%, compared to 16.2% in 1993 and 18% in 1992. The Statistics Committee noted that the 1994 fourth quarter, as compared to a year earlier, showed a 17.8% growth in production. Other 1994 figures showed a continued reduction of capital investments in the economy--a fall of 27% in the past year. Overall, investments have fallen 61% since 1991. Retail prices grew 220%; wholesale prices rose 230%. Real income figures for the population were up 14% from 1993, while unemployment increased 28.6%, up 5.3 million from the previous year. -- Thomas Sigel, OMRI, Inc. ------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jan 18 18:53:40 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10006; Wed, 18 Jan 95 18:53:09 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id CAA00421; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 19 Jan 1995 02:38:28 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id CAA10845; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 19 Jan 1995 02:34:00 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa23754; 19 Jan 95 2:33 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Thu, 19 Jan 1995 02:30:56 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 19 Jan 1995 02:30:56 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Rasstrel'annyj flag Status: O Hi, folks! Za chto idut boi? (Kotorye i segodnja shli s peremennym uspehom). Ne zachem vsja vojna, a chto reshaetsja v nyneshnem boju, kotoryj vrode by veleno prezidentom okonchit' pobedoj k 20 janvarja (no voennye uzhe popravili, chto dumajut pobedit' k 22-mu)? Leonid Nikitinskij rasskazal, chto v Mozdok privezli iz Moskvy ogromnyj rossijskij flag, kotoryj predpolagaetsja povesit' na zdanii reskoma (dvorce to est'), kogda ono budet vzjato. Pomimo chechenskogo soprotivlenija, pomeshat' mogut i chisto tehnicheskie detali: ego kak-to ne k chemu krepit': zdanija uzhe net. Itak, dobivaetsja v pyl' chechenskaja stolica - po sovmestitel'stvu polumillionnyj rossijskij gorod, i kladutsja v zhidkuju holodnuju grjaz' novye sotni uzhe ne mal'chishek, kotoryh Rossija narozhaet novyh, tak chto ne zhalko, a uzhe ne tol'ko desantniki i morpehi v hod poshli - specnaz na podhode, Molodaja i Staraja Gvardija nashego bonapartika. Eto uzhe ne ljudi poshli, kotoryh nikogda ne byvaet zhalko, a tochnye i dorogostojaschie mashiny ubijstva. Esli ih povyb'jut v labirinte ruin - mozhet byt', novogo pokolenija etih hischnikov Rossii pridetsja zhdat' dolgo. I vse radi nichego ne reshajuschih simvolov - trjapok kakih-to. S rossijskim trikolorom i armiej u menja svjazano odno iz samyh sil'nyh vospominanij. V oktjabr'skie dni 93 goda ja perezhil mnogo raznogo - i straha, i styda, no potrjaslo menja zrelische, uvidennoe po CNN: tanki prjamoj navodkoj b'jut po Belomu domu, chasy uzhe ostanovilis' (v 10:04), verhnie etazhi gorjat, no prodolzhajut razvevat'sja pered fasadom rossijskij trikolor i flagi respublik. Menja korchilo pri kazhdom vystrele, i ja vse dumal: sshibut li oni flag zalpom, ili on sgorit, ili poshljut kakih-to soldat ego sorvat'? Ja ne znaju, chem tam konchilos'. I sejchas kto-to dumaet, chto soldaty budut nerovno dyshat' k flagu, kotoryj oni god nazad rasstreljali? K "s'ezdu pobeditelej" prisoedinilsja Andrej Nujkin (on deputat, kazhetsja, po frakcii Gajdara). Vash A. Dopolnenie v poslednii moment. Vcherashnie peregovory, kak i sledovalo ozhidat', byli dezavuirovany rossijskoj storonoj, kak voditsja, v hamskoj forme. "Dudaevskim emissaram byl raz'jasnen porjadok kapituljacii". Dlja chego, vprochem, raz'jasnjat' porjadok kapituljacii lichno Chernomyrdinu? From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jan 19 14:37:00 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16701; Thu, 19 Jan 95 14:36:43 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id WAA17810; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 19 Jan 1995 22:18:27 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id WAA26489; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 19 Jan 1995 22:14:05 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa13564; 19 Jan 95 22:14 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Thu, 19 Jan 1995 22:07:09 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 19 Jan 1995 22:07:09 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Ocherednaja pobeda Goliafa nad Davidom Status: O Hi, folks! Itak, ocherednaja pobeda Goliafa nad Davidom sostojalas'. Oskvernennyj prestuplenijami rossijskij trikolor vodruzhen segodnja v 15 chasov nad ruinami reskoma (dudaevskogo dvorca). Noch'ju i v pervoj polovine dnja vojska, aktivno primenjaja uzhe ne taktiku prosachivanija (elitnye vojska, prignannye v Groznyj, okazalis' ne bolee boesposobnymi, chem ran'she), a kakoe-to novoe oruzhie, sposobnoe razrushat' perekrytija podvalov (po opisaniju dejstvija, dannomu zhurnalistami, ochen' napominaet vakuumnuju bombu, kotorye sovki v bol'shoj tajne oprobovali v Afganistane), zahvatili central'nuju chast' goroda. Posle prjamogo popadanija takoj bomby v zdanie reskoma i gibeli chasti ljudej v podvale (vkljuchaja mnozhestvo plennyh) opolchency do rassveta ostavili bunker i otoshli. Ot zdanija ostalis' dva etazha bez naruzhnyh sten. Vojna prodolzhaetsja, postepenno rasprostranjajas' na bol'shuju chast' Groznogo i za ego predely. G-n E podpisal obraschenie k narodu, v kotorom soobschaetsja, chto otvetstvennost' za dal'nejshij hod operacii vozlagaetsja na MVD. Razoruzhen i rasformirovan v polnom sostave Chitinskij OMON, otkazavshijsja perebazirovat'sja v Chechnju. V Glavnoj voennoj prokurature vyrazili nedoumenie vystupleniem Il'jushenko po povodu otvetstvennosti generalov. Sovet Federacii ne utverdil proektov postanovlenij ob impichmente, o priznanii antikonstitucionnoj operacii v Chechne i t.p. Proshel v pervom chtenii proekt, nachinajuschijsja so slov "Prezidentu RF v kratchajshie sroki privesti dejstvija po ustanovleniju konstitucionnogo porjadka v Chechenskoj respublike v sootvetstvie s Konstituciej RF". Artisty pera! S.Kovalev priletel segodnja v Moskvu, chtoby na etot raz vzgljanut' v glaza g-nu Chernomyrdinu. Chto-to nejmetsja Sergeju Adamovichu - vse hochet on im v glaza zagljanut'... (Chernomyrdinu - za to, chto poobeschal ocherednoe prekraschenie ognja s 18-00 vchera, da obmanul). A mezhdu tem pravil'no skazal g-n Ch: "S banditami my ne razgovarivaem". I vsem davno eto pora ponjat', ne tol'ko S.A., a vsem nam: ne nado razgovarivat' s banditami. Ni s E, ni s Ch. Naposledok anekdot iz zhizni. Direktor FSK (t.e. KGB) Sergej Stepashin - byvshij oficer i kandidat filosofskih nauk (Ph.D, tak skazat'). Oficer pozharnoj ohrany. A dissertacija ego, zaschischennaja pri Gorbacheve uzhe, nazyvaetsja "Rol' partii v rukovodstve pozharnoj bezopasnost'ju". Vash A. P.S. Londoncam Dvadcat' chetvertuju dramu Shekspira Pishet vremja besstrastnoj rukoj, Sami uchastniki groznogo pira, Luchshe my Gamleta, Cezarja, Lira Budem chitat' nad svincovoj rekoj; Luchshe segodnja golubku Dzhul'ettu S pen'em i fakelom v grob provozhat', Luchshe zagljadyvat' v okna k Makbetu, Vmeste s naemnym ubijcej drozhat', - Tol'ko ne etu, ne etu, ne etu, Etu uzhe my ne v silah chitat'! From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jan 20 11:09:54 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from relay2.geis.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23379; Fri, 20 Jan 95 11:09:46 -0500 Received: by relay2.geis.com (1.37.109.11/15.6) id AA188348175; Fri, 20 Jan 1995 16:09:35 GMT From: maxim@geis.geis.com Message-Id: <199501201609.AA188348175@relay2.geis.com> Date: Fri, 20 Jan 95 15:05:00 UTC To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Cc: alsu@sch57.mcn.msk.su Subject: INFO-RUSS: Spasibo Alex ! X-Geis-Id: 8471487 X-Geis-From: MAXIM Status: O Blizitsia k kontsu naiboleye dramaticheskaya chast' pozornoy e'popei "novoy Russkoy democratii" sochetayushchey v sebe "luchshiye" e'lementy fashizma, stalinizma i chernosotennogo nazionalizma. Nastupaet vremya perevarivaniya proisshedshego i razbora sobytiy. Ot togo, kakoy vyvod sdelayet iz etogo uchastniki i svideteli istorii, zavisit kakiye novye avantiury i prestupleniya pozvoliat sebe EBN i Co. Ochen' hochetsia chtoby Rossiyane otdali sebe otchet chto e'to bylo takzhe prestupleniye protiv Russkogo naroda i zadumalis', imeet li pravo prez. i yego podruchnye posylat' na smert' v prinuditel'nom poriadke 18-20 letnih malchishek v otsutstvii vneshney ugrozy nazii, a nie nastoyashchih nayemnikov, kak OMON i prochiya, kotorye dobrovol'no poluchayut den'gi za risk. Hochetsia, chtoby Rossiya nashla v sebe sily vyzdorovet' ot e'toy novoy opuholi, a ne vpala v eshcho hudshuyu goryachku. Odnako, vozvrashchayas' k zagolovku e'toy zapiski, ya hochu vyrazit' svoyu ogromnuyu blagodarnost' Alexandru Suhanovu, ch'i blestiaschiye informazionnye vypuski i zarisovki ya s neterpeniyem zhdu kazhdyi den'. Ya dumayu, mnogiye INFO-RUSSovtsy tozhe prisoyediniatsia ko mnie. Ispol'zuya Angliyskoye vyrazheniye za neimeniyem Russkogo analoga, ya hochu, chtoby ty znal, Alex, YOU ARE MAKING DIFFERENCE nashey immigrantskoy community, i my tebe za e'to blagodarny. Budesh' v Atlante, zayezzhay v gosti, i vopreki traditsii, telefon svoi ya tebe posylayu (v moeyom personal'nom pis'me). Maxim Poliashenko maxim@geis.geis.com From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Fri Jan 20 15:24 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22750; Fri, 20 Jan 95 15:23:56 -0500 Message-Id: <9501202023.AA22750@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 6223; Fri, 20 Jan 95 15:22:40 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 6213; Fri, 20 Jan 1995 14:38:47 -0500 Date: Fri, 20 Jan 1995 15:20:11 +0100 Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: omri publications Subject:INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest v.1 n. 15 Pt 1 20 Jan 1995 Status: O -------------------------------------------------------------- Exerpts form OMRI DAILY DIGEST Part I Vol. 1, No. 15, 20 January 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------- CHECHENS ABANDON PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. In what Russian Defense Minister Pavel Grachev described as a "turning point" in the war in Chechnya, Russian troops took control of the devastated presidential palace in central Grozny during the afternoon of 19 January after the Chechen defenders decided to abandon the building and establish a new center of resistance elsewhere in Grozny, Interfax and Western agencies reported. Interfax quoted Russian military intelligence sources as claiming that the Chechens had suffered "substantial losses." In a statement issued after the Russian military took control of the palace, Russian President Boris Yeltsin claimed that the military stage of reestablishing constitutional order in Chechnya was almost completed, and that Interior Ministry forces would take over the mission of restoring law and order. Yeltsin further voiced his respects for the Russian soldiers killed during the fighting and for the "suffering of the civilian population." Also on 19 January, Russian Interior Ministry forces consolidated control of eastern Chechnya, according to Reuters. Grozny was subjected to intensive Russian artillery fire during the night of 19 January in an attempt to wipe out remaining pockets of Chechen resistance, AFP reported. On 20 January, Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudaev met with journalists in Khasavyurt, Dagestan, and declared that Chechen resistance would continue; as quoted by Reuters, he claimed that neither Yeltsin nor Chernomyrdin was in control of the situation. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. CHERNOMYRDIN REJECTS TALKS WITH DUDAEV. Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin rejected the possibility of talks with Dzhokhar Dudaev, saying "I do not talk to gangsters," Interfax reported 19 January. He told a group of journalists that the situation in Chechnya is often fanned by "the likes of you," implying the media, and by "some hot heads in parliament." He said that there is no war party in the cabinet or Russia in general. -- Robert Orttung, OMRI, Inc. KOVALEV TO MEET CHERNOMYRDIN, NOT YELTSIN. Human Rights Commissioner Sergei Kovalev returned to Moscow from the Chechen capital Grozny on 19 January. Russian television newscasts broadcast footage of Kovalev's news conference at Vnukovo airport in Moscow where he stated that the Chechen war would not be finished even after the Russian occupation of Grozny. The military has been preparing for a guerrilla war, Kovalev added, showing a leaflet in which a Russian commander stationed in Chechnya threatens rural villages with destruction if they shelter Chechen fighters. Kovalev said that he was going to meet with Viktor Chernomyrdin, not Boris Yeltsin--indirectly hinting that he blamed the atrocities in Chechnya on Yeltsin. On the same day, Yeltsin's closest ally, Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev, told the RTV program "Details," that he could not name anyone in the world as knowledgeable on human rights as Kovalev. -- Julia Wishnevsky, OMRI, Inc. ATTEMPT TO IMPEACH YELTSIN FAILS. Following three days of heated debates, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament approved on 19 January a resolution on the Chechen crisis, Russian television newscasts reported that day. The Federation Council senators rejected nearly all strong measures proposed by the various committees of the house. Proposals included starting the impeachment process against Yeltsin; and prosecuting him for exceeding his authority and violating the constitution in the form of dispatching the army to Chechnya without declaring either military or emergency rule. Although approximately half of the senators present voted for the resolution, the total votes (61) fell far short of the necessary 90 votes required. A vote of no confidence in Chernomyrdin's government received 66 votes, also short of the 90 needed. A third failed proposal entailed barring the Federation Council's speaker, Vladimir Shumeiko, from participating in sessions of the President's Security Council. The chamber succeeded in passing a resolution introducing amendments into the constitution to ensure parliamentary and public control over the executive branch of the government. Another resolution approved called on acting Russian Prosecutor-General Aleksei Ilyushenko to bring criminal charges against those responsible for illegal sales of Russian weaponry to Chechen forces. (In his address to the Council of Federation, the chairman of its Defense Committee, Petr Shirshov, named Russian Defense Minister Pavel Grachev as being responsible such actions.) -- Julia Wishnevsky, OMRI, Inc. COUNCIL OF FEDERATION EXASPERATED. The 18 January session of the Federation Council became heated after it was snubbed by top Russian officials. On the eve of the session, members of the chamber, who refer to themselves as "the Russian senators," invited President Yeltsin, Prime Minister Chernomyrdin, Defense Minister Pavel Grachev, Minister of Internal Affairs Viktor Erin, secretary of the Security Council Oleg Lobov and acting Russian Prosecutor-General Aleksei Ilyushenko to attend the session, which was supposed to discuss the situation in Chechnya. Only Ilyushenko arrived, while other officials told the chamber that they were too busy to attend the session. According to Russian Television newscasts, the deliberate absence of the other top officials caused an uproar in the upper chamber and its members then proposed several measures, starting with the dissolution of the Federation Council and including demands for the resignation of Yeltsin, Chernomyrdin and the "power" ministers. The senators particularly lambasted the Security Council, which they hold responsible for the decision to invade Chechnya, and their own speaker, Vladimir Shumeiko, a Yeltsin appointee to the Security Council along with Ivan Rybkin, speaker of the State Duma. Ostankino's "Vremya" broadcast two minutes of the footage of the address of the famous reform-minded senator, Yurii Chernichenko, attacking the Security Council as "the new Politburo," and the "secretive, illegal, dictatorial body" that "has unleashed a civil war" in Russia. -- Julia Wishnevsky, OMRI, Inc. EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PUTS EU-RUSSIAN PARTNERSHIP ACCORD ON HOLD. The European Parliament voted 19 January to put the partnership agreement, signed with Russia in June, on hold, AFP reports. The European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union, made the move to show its displeasure with Russian military actions in Chechnya. The action must be approved by EU foreign ministers, who are expected to back the suspension. The European Parliament denounced "the totally disproportionate measures taken by the Russia authorities, as well as the flagrant violation of human rights which results from these measures." The European Commission had been on the verge of implementing the economic and commercial aspects of the agreement on an interim basis. -- Michael Mihalka, OMRI, Inc. FILATOV WARNS RUSSIAN REGIONS. Sergei Filatov, President Yeltsin's Chief of Staff, condemned various Russian regions' drive for greater autonomy as "posing a danger to the integrity of Russia," Interfax reported 18 January. He said that some regions' adoption of charters designed to give them more rights and limit federal authority had resulted in numerous violations of the constitution. Filatov ruled out "tough methods" for resolving the disputes and suggested instead that experts from the president's State Law Administration should try to persuade regional authorities to change their attitudes. If that doesn't work the federal authorities plan to appeal to the Constitutional Court. In a related development, Yeltsin met on 18 January with the president of Tatarstan, Mintimer Shaimiev, Interfax reported. Tatarstan, like Chechnya, refused to sign the Russian Federation Treaty but signed a bilateral power-sharing agreement with Moscow on 3 February 1994. Shaimiev commented that the Tatarstan model had great importance because it "showed that members of the federation were able to establish normal relations on a peaceful basis." -- Robert Orttung, OMRI, Inc. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jan 20 21:59:33 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24235; Fri, 20 Jan 95 21:59:29 -0500 Message-Id: <9501210259.AA24235@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Fri, 20 Jan 95 21:59:28 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS:hearings Status: O Dear IR-folks, OK, here is first wittnes' report on Chechnya events (kidding, kidding, it is a wittnes' report, but not from Chechnya). Yesterday, I attended (as part of public) the hearing of the US Congress Commission of Security and Cooperation in Europe (better known as "Helsinki Committee") hold at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, from 2pm-5pm. It was chaired by newly-appointed Congressman C. H. Smith and co-chaired by Senator A. D'Amato (both - republicans; both were on the list of the people to whom our letter regarding Chechnya was sent to). There were a few other Senators and Congressmen (I missed their names, sorry), and two panels were presented: Dr. Elena Bonner (Sakharov's widow, prominent Russ. human right activist) Dr. Mohammed Shashani (President of Chechen-Ingush Soc. of America) Dr. Mariam Elahi (Amnesty International) and Dr. Paul Goble (Carnegie Endowment; form. Adviser at the US Dept. of State) Dr. Charles Fairbanks (Johns Hopkins Policy Inst. at Washington) Here are just brief notes and highlights (I am not experiencest reporter, so be patient with possible gaps and errors). Major impressions: unreserved and unopposed anger (coming both from panels and the Commission) toward human rights violations by Russian military and government and their war against civilian; strong and common unacceptance of the (initial) position of the US President that the war is internal affair of Russ-government; strong focus on using economic aid for Russia as a leverage to change her behavior. The highlights: Bonner: old philosophy is coming back again (Zhirinovsky): "We need not West to respect us; we need it to fear us" Jackson-Veinik (sp?) amendment -- we need it applied again her own request and that of Sergey Kovalev (she spoke with him on the phone before leaving Russia) to the US: use all your diplomatic and ECONOMIC pressure to stop the war Chechen side provided list of Russ-prisoners; Russian side provided none secret order in Russ-military -- not to take any prisoners Russians offered for exchange 3 prisoners -- one of them 13-year old boy. (Prisoning kids -- prohibited by Haag convention; that was not a singular case). the war is just starting it was wrong to close Radio Liberty and similar institutions; too early in her life she saw the bombed out Dresden and Stalingrad; now we (Russians) did the same to Grozny what Russians do to Chechens comes close to what Germans did to Jews: holocaust two years ago, when she defended Karabakh Armenians, she was accused that she does it to protect Christians against Muslims she suspect that now she will be accused of siding Muslims most important in near future is not who is the Russ-president, but who will be in newly-elected Duma Dr. Shoshani; Dudaev was elected by 85% majority 18,000 (18 thousand) civilian killed during last month Russians used cluster bombs and other weapons prohibited by Haag Conference cited definition by the Convention of genocide (three items -- all three of them apply to Russian actions) Chechnya never signed a new accord with Russian federation Comments by Mrs. Smith, D'Amato, and two other Commission members: we must use "zero tolerance" to genocide Russian actions are "simply unacceptable" the Mr. President's comment about the war being an internal Russian affair was "regretful" "Mistakes have been made" (about Mr. President's comment) Marian Elahi: 10 cars with civilians (Russian!) refugees blasted off point-blanc by tanks at the check point violation of human rights are not internal affairs any army must facilitate access to the prisoners of war military personnel has rights and duty to refuse criminal orders Bonner & Shashani negotiations must be hold only with Dudaev; the rest are real thugs and Russian puppets Yeltsyn most likely will introduce emergency rule in Chechnya two months ago the peaceful settlement could've been reached; now it is impossible Next panel: Paul Goble (gosh, he was the most impressive expert; fire-breathing) Dudaev is not a thug! Chechen fight is not about fundamental islamism Far more important (than fundamental islamism) is to defend human rights the old notion that Russia is a protector of the West against islamism is sheer nonsence (I almost heard "bulls**t":-) Chechens will continue to fight there will be no victory for Russians Russian borders were drown by tsars and Stalin; why they should be taken seriously now? this war will blow Russian federation into small pieces Key points: PIPELINES. They will be blown up. 7 out 21 (23? I missed the exact number) areas in Russia demanded to re-negotiate their federation accord this war will "bleed back" into Moscow and Peterbourg there was a SECRET meeting between Chernomyrdin and Zhirinovsky 10 days ago -- to actually prevent any real negotiations WE DID NOT SPEAK UP EARLIER -- that could've stopped Kremlin Russia is much less integrable state than we think of it NO "INTERNAL" AFFAIR anymore we have to find how to help economically the people, without helping the government and security (KGB) stop supporting individuals (meaning Yeltsyn, or whoever else) we cannot and should not elect Russ-president; Russian people should BUT we have to show them that they (presidents) have to live by rules no way to get a peaceful settlement now Fairbanks: the key element behind the war is Caspian oil this war is about who will get super-bribes for oil licenses state machinery is disintegrating Answering to Mr. Smith's question "What went wrong": Goble: A few months ago, in October, the secret police has done an ethnic cleansing in Moscow, arresting and beating up people with dark skin; we never said anything. We should have been PROTESTING. We should haven't been taking care about economy alone, we should've been concerned also about DEMOCRACY. We sould've been not taking old Russian definitions of their borders. Mr. President's statement that "it is your internal business; I hope you will end it up with minimal carnage" was wrong.. We should stop dealing with Moscow alone, we should talk to all parties involved. We should broaden cultural exchanges, e.g. student exchanges (example: 60,000 students from China, only 2,500 from Russia) Fairbanks: IMF, economic aid for Russia should be used as a tool. Smith's comment: "AID for RUSSIA is CERTAINLY at RISK" Goble: We should help Russian "intellegentsia" (he was humorously commenting about "Russian intellegentsia" : there is no equivalent of that in the States -- it is a huge Russian class of people who make their living by reading and writing); it is OUR constituency and we letting them down; their numbers are quickly depleting; our help is reaching somebody else, not them. Average salary in Russia: 260,000 rbl/month, "intelegent" 160,000 rbl/month, gas&oil industry 1000,000 rbl/month! Pipelines are vulnerable! Easy terrorist targets. No stability in the area. Dagestan, Ingushetia, may be the next target of Russian attack under any pretext. Chechens let it be known that there would no terrorism, as long as they have Grozny; with the Grozny lost, they will began using terrorism: they have nothing to loose. Smith: What could be next areas of instability? Goble: Udmurdia, Chuvashia, Tuva are ready to fight for independence. Their pipelines are also vulnerable. In center the government is also quickly losing control of administrative and MILITARY units, which may become independent warlord-ruled gangs. Fairbanks adds: Tuva, Ukraine, North Kazakhstan -- all very unstable areas. Goble: We have to protest against Russian doctrine of them having their right to protect "ethnic Russians" (Russian-speaking) in other countries. About Dudaev: "He is a man of honor, distinction and integrity" (speaking about Dudaev's protest against Russians using military force in Baltic, and about Dudaev's allowing parents of Russian soldiers killed or wounded during the war, to come and search for their sons). OK, that's it. No critical comments or arguing, please, this is just what I heard. Only sincere and unconditional thanks are accepted:-). --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Jan 21 17:58:41 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00797; Sat, 21 Jan 95 17:58:36 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id BAA19596; (8.6.9/D) Sun, 22 Jan 1995 01:47:03 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id BAA21623; (8.6.9/D) Sun, 22 Jan 1995 01:39:17 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa10055; 22 Jan 95 1:39 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Sun, 22 Jan 1995 01:33:16 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Sun, 22 Jan 1995 01:33:15 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Posle "pobedy" Status: O Hi, folks! Vylozhivshis' do predela na simvolicheskij akt - boi za reskom (dvorec) storony dopustili v Groznom nekotoroe zatish'e. Segodnja streljali tol'ko iz avtomatov i minometov. Plotnaja linija fronta proshla po reke Sunzhe (chechency zanimajut jugo-vostochnyj bereg, vzorvav most u samogo dvorca). Na drugom beregu federaly kontrolirujut nadezhno aeroport Hankala na severe goroda i polosu menee kilometra k centru goroda. V ostal'noj zanjatoj imi chasti goroda cherespolosica: v podvalah i sredi ruin prosachivajutsja chechenskie snajpery i avtomatchiki. Prekraschenie uchastija vojsk i zamena ih na vojska zhe (no MVD) poka proishodit tak, chto cherez Mozdok gonjat vse novye i novye divizii i polki i armii, i MVD. Tol'ko teper' est' (poka?) zheleznaja doroga s vosstanovlennym mostom u Ischerskoj. Poezda s vojskami, razumeetsja, idut ne do vokzala (kotoryj v "federal'noj", no nenadezhnoj zone), a do okrain goroda. Gruppirovka rossijskih vojsk uzhe znachimo prevysila zanjatuju v svoe vremja v Afganistane (morpehov tuda, vo vsjakom sluchae, ne posylali). Poteri rossijskih vojsk ubitymi za 40 dnej boev, verojatno, prevyshajut 2000 (vozmozhno, chto vdvoe). Napomnju, chto poteri za 9 let Afgana sostavili 13500. Pomimo prochego, stoit otmetit', chto chechncy, projavljaja ne men'shuju gotovnost' k smerti, chem afgancy, gorazdo "civilizovannee" (v desjatiletke uchilis'). Eto paradoksal'noe sochetanie, no chto est', to est'. A ved' ih v dvadcat' raz men'she, chem afgancev! Teper' i chechency, kotorye byli slishkom zanjaty vojnoj, reshili razvlechsja propagandoj. Vchera bylo ob'javleno, chto Dudaev provel zasedanie pravitel'stva, merii i shtaba oborony v zapasnom bunkere "v 500 metrah ot dvorca". Neskol'kimi chasami pozzhe, glubokoj noch'ju, on nenadolgo pojavilsja v Hasav'jurte na territorii Dagestana. Stepashin (nachal'nik KGB) podtverdil, chto "Dudaev gde-to v Groznom". Znamenityj flag, zapasennyj dlja vodruzhenija na reskome, ostalsja v Mozdoke (ego ne na chto veshat'). Fotografija, opublikovannaja v "Rossijskoj gazete", javljaetsja fotomontazhem, kak podtverdil ee redaktor. Letuchie gruppy boevikov pronikajut v gruppu zdanij vokrug reskoma (oni povrezhdeny men'she). Segodnja mozhno bylo videt', kak nad Sovminom (kommentator NTV oshibochno skazal, chto nad dvorcom) visjat dva flaga - chechenskij i imperskij. "Druzhba narodov". V ostal'noj chasti respubliki boi usililis', v tom chisle pri uchastii aviacii. V hode zhestokih boev federalami byla zanjata (kak vsegda v etoj vojne, s ogovorkoj "pohozhe na to") stanica Osinovskaja na granice s Ingushetiej. Na granice s Dagestanom tozhe boi, i iz Mozdoka razdajutsja obvinenija Dagestana v "potvorstve banditam". Tem vremenem vlasti predprinjali usilija dlja vosstanovlenija kontrolja nad pressoj. Odnovremenno Chernomyrdin vpervye popytalsja pogovorit' s zhurnalistami na lichnoj vstreche (ne press-konferencii, a "razgovore za zhizn'", i zhurnalisty na eto poshli!) laskovo, i v to zhe vremja plany likvidacii telekompanii NTV voshli v reshajuschuju fazu. Ee oboshli s tyla. Vladelec NTV - bank "Most" (pomnite chernye maski specnazovcev u etogo banka v nachale dekabrja?), to est' ego prezident g-n Gusinskij. Posle publichnyh ugroz fizicheskoj likvidacii so storony nachal'nika prezidentskoj ohrany gen. Korzhakova ("ja ne zanimajus' politikoj, no ljublju sport; pust' bankiry znajut, chto moj ljubimyj sport - ohota na gusej") Gusinskij bezhal v London, a strusivshij Luzhkov iz'jal iz Mosta scheta merii - osnovu finansovogo moguschestva Gusinskogo. Vozmozhnost' neskandal'noj likvidacii edinstvennoj telekompanii, ne podchinennoj gosudarstvu, sozdaet sovershenno novyj klimat dlja vsej ostal'noj pressy. Pohozhe, nastalo vremja analiza, i polozhenie i rol' pressy - tema odnogo iz blizhajshih moih pisem. Vash A. From owner-russian-jews@israel.nysernet.ORG Sat Jan 21 19:35 EST 1995 Received: from israel.nysernet.org by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01651; Sat, 21 Jan 95 19:35:57 -0500 Received: by israel.nysernet.ORG (4.1/3.1.090690-NYSERnet Inc.) id AA10097; Sat, 21 Jan 95 19:34:59 EST Received: by israel.nysernet.ORG (4.1/3.1.090690-NYSERnet Inc.) id AA09311; Sat, 21 Jan 95 19:11:49 EST Message-Id: <9501220011.AA09311@israel.nysernet.ORG> Date: Sat, 21 Jan 1995 19:11:49 -0500 (EST) Sender: owner-russian-jews@israel.nysernet.ORG From: simcha@israel.nysernet.ORG (Simon Streltsov) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS:Koinov Case Update Status: O ----------------------------------------------------------------- Below are excerpts from the posting by "Russian-Jews" news-group. For details about the case write to <0004201773@mcimail.com> For details about the "Russian-Jews" news-group write to (Simon Streltsov) (he is on IR-net too) --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator ----------------------------------------------------------------- From: The Union of Councils for Soviet Jews <0004201773@mcimail.com> January 19, 1995 FROM: Pamela B. Cohen, National President Micah H. Naftalin, National Director Union of Councils for Soviet Jews Washington, D.C. SUBJECT: Thanks and update re Iosif Koinov, Uzbekistan Thank you for the magnificent response of many hundreds of you to our recent urgent action appeal concerning the case of Iosif Koinov, a 76-year old Bukharan Jew falsely accused and subject to trial, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, for the murder of an Uzbek youth that he could not have committed. The letters, approaching 1,000, are now pouring in to the Uzbek procurator general - - we are forwarding hundreds each day to Tashkent -- and the copies of your letters to the Uzbek ambassador in Washington. We continue to urge those who have not yet written to do so. Keeping the spotlight on this case can mean the difference between life and death for this aged and ill man suffering in jail. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jan 22 16:43:05 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07554; Sun, 22 Jan 95 16:43:00 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id AAA04525; (8.6.9/D) Mon, 23 Jan 1995 00:37:07 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id AAA09583; (8.6.9/D) Mon, 23 Jan 1995 00:29:02 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa04113; 23 Jan 95 0:29 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Mon, 23 Jan 1995 00:23:58 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Mon, 23 Jan 1995 00:23:57 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Chechen war day#42 Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Hi, folks! Voennaja situacija v Groznom ostaetsja prezhnej, krupnyh boev net. Voennye zhalujutsja na znachitel'nye poteri ot snajperov i ot nakrytij svoih vojsk sobstvennoj artilleriej i minometchikami. Kak i predpolagalos', iznachal'no antidudaevskie regiony vstretili padenie dvorca s oblegcheniem i kak signal, chto lojal'nost' novym vlastjam mozhno demonstrirovat' otkryto (rech' idet prezhde vsego ob Urus-Martanovskom rajone). Vmeste s tem federalam ne udalos' ustanovit' kontrolja ni nad odnim rajcentrom Central'noj Chechni. Pravitel'stvo prodolzhaet ugrozy po adresu naselenija prigranichnyh rajonov Dagestana, obvinjaja ego v pomoschi "boevikam" i obstrelah russkih pozicij. Segodnja NTV pokazalo kadry ulic zarechnoj, dovol'no malo razrushennoj chasti Groznogo, gde po ulicam svobodno hodjat vooruzhennye bojcy opolchenija. V to zhe vremja utverzhdaetsja, chto v severnom sektore Groznogo (komandujuschij gen. Lev Rohlin, vospetyj v fil'me Nevzorova) ne ostalos' ni odnogo celogo doma. Krome severnogo, suschestvuet esche zapadnyj sektor generala Ivana Babicheva. Stoit otmetit', chto ozhidavshegosja mnoj razrushenija struktur GRAZhDANSKOJ vlasti v Chechne posle padenija dvorca ne proizoshlo. Ja ne ozhidal, chto chechency prekratjat voennoe soprotivlenie, no dumal, chto tonkie struktury sovremennogo gosudarstva, i bez togo oslablennye malokompetentnym dudaevskim rukovodstvom, ne vyderzhat etogo udara i zamenjatsja kulachnym pravom. Odnako etogo ne sluchilos': pohozhe, chto zhizn' v gorodah (ne govorja uzhe o selah) respubliki sohrjanjaet tu zhe neskol'ko lihoradochnuju reguljarnost', kotoruju ona imela pri "mirnom" periode dudaevskogo pravlenija. V den' padenija dvorca soobschalos', chto groznenskie gazoviki geroicheskimi usilijami, pod obstrelami lataja truby, podderzhivajut esche podachu gaza v doma gorozhan. Uzhe neskol'ko nedel' (primerno s novogo goda) gaz - edinstvennoe blago civilizacii v Groznom: elektrostancii obschego pol'zovanija (ne voennye dvizhki) razrusheny, zabornyj punkt vodoprovoda snachala razrushen, a potom zahvachen russkimi. Esli sud'ba reshit tak, chto Chechnja ostanetsja v sostave Rossii, kogda-to russkij parlament prisvoit gorodu s bol'shoj bukvy G zvanie "Gorod-geroj". Cherez Mozdok v Chechnju vse gonjat popolnenija. Aleksandr Evtushenko (kompetentnyj zhurnalist "Komsomolki" i "Svobody") zafiksiroval pribytie v zonu ekipazhej podvodnyh lodok(!). Vojna vyhodit na kakuju-to svoju inercionnuju liniju i nachinaet zhit' samostojatel'noj zhizn'ju. V Moskve sostojalsja ocherednoj miting protesta (organizatory - "Memorial" i Demvybor). Nesmotrja na malochislennost' "zvezd" (a mozhet i blagodarja etomu) naroda bylo dovol'no mnogo - tysjachi tri-chetyre (kto pomnit 100.000 na mitingah protiv bojni v Vil'njuse, tjazhko vzdohnut). Kachestvennyj sostav tozhe uluchshilsja - prakticheski ne bylo, po krajnej mere kak organizovannoj sily, fashistov. Mezhdu rjadovymi demokratami i kommunistami na etot raz pochti ne voznikali spory. Mnogie kommunisty revnivo otmechali, chto demokraty vse esche ne gotovy otstupit'sja ot El'cina, no bolee ohotno shli na dialog, osnovnaja massa uchastnikov (demokratov) byla nastroena bolee reshitel'no. Vmeste s tem milicija pytalas' prepjatstvovat' pojavleniju javno antiel'cinskih lozungov (plakat "Bandu El'cina pod sud" byl udalen). Iz besedy s podpolkovnikom milicii, predstavivshimsja kak zamnachal'nika rajotdela, u menja slozhilos' vpechatlenie, chto oni imejut instrukcii dopuskat' takie vyskazyvanija tol'ko na mitingah kommunistov (u nas ved' pri zaprose razreshenija na miting predstavljajutsja v meriju primernye teksty lozungov). Stol' pozitivnaja atmosfera byla svjazana s tem, chto miting nachalsja (i napolovinu sostojal) iz zaupokojnyh sluzhb po pogibshim - pravoslavnoj i musul'manskoj. Eto ochen' sil'no zadalo nastroenie - traurnoe i gnevnoe - i otsejalo mnogih huliganov. Po krajnej mere slova "zhidy prokljatye" na etot raz proiznosilis' pochti shepotom. Byli i rechi. Sergej Kovalev rasskazal, chto v kontroliruemoj federalami chasti goroda proizvoditsja "ochistka" podvalov i t.p., prichem vse muzhchiny zabirajutsja v Mozdok i mnogie tam rasstrelivajutsja. Predstavitel'nica Sojuza soldatskih materej soobschila, chto bolee nedeli net svedenij o sud'be predsedatelja Sojuza Marii Kirbasovoj, nahodivshejsja v Groznom. Zdes' stoit otmetit', chto Sojuz - vidimo, edinstvennaja v Rossii real'no pravozaschitnaja organizacija tipa, horosho izvestnogo na Zapade - ne issledovatel'skij centr, kak komissija Kovaleva, a struktura, rabotniki kotoroj vyvodjat zhalobschikov na advokatov, pomogajut obobschat' praktiku poiska zakonnyh putej zaschity interesov i lazeek v zakone, kogda eto ne poluchaetsja, nakonec, konsolidirujut iski, chto krajne vazhno v uslovijah bednosti bol'shinstva istcov. Generaly strashno ih nenavidjat. (Ja ne govorju nichego plohogo o komissii Kovaleva, ja prosto konstatiruju raznicu v podhode). O sud'be svobody pressy - vidimo, zavtra. Vash Alik From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jan 22 17:07:48 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07617; Sun, 22 Jan 95 17:07:46 -0500 Message-Id: <9501222207.AA07617@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sun, 22 Jan 95 17:07:45 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:BOMBING in ISRAEL Status: O Dear IR-ISRAEL-folks, This posting is sent by me only to "Israel-subset" of my info-russ subscribers. Can anyone of you send in a good detailed report of that most recent bombing in Israel by palestinians? If you can also (or separately) make a concise, no-nonsense, down-to-the-point review of current situation between Israel and palestinians in general, it would be great. Most desirable is to keep the report to reasonable length (2-5 kb); after all, more than one posting can be published. Send your postings directly to . --Shalom, --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jan 22 20:45:51 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08025; Sun, 22 Jan 95 20:45:49 -0500 Received: by mail04.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA298665357; Sun, 22 Jan 1995 20:42:37 -0500 Date: Sun, 22 Jan 1995 20:42:37 -0500 From: Dan0079@aol.com Message-Id: <950122204231_2822471@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian word processor for IBM Status: Or Hello folks, Do you know where I might obtain a Russian language word processor program which can be installed in my IBM computer. I was working with one called 'News' but it seemed to only want to print with an Epson, not my lazer printer. Any suggestion or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dan From agrilya@techunix.technion.ac.il Mon Jan 23 02:09 EST 1995 Received: from techunix.technion.ac.il by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16102; Mon, 23 Jan 95 02:09:04 -0500 Received: from [132.68.113.79] ([132.68.113.79]) by techunix.technion.ac.il (8.6.9/8.6.6) with SMTP id JAA06966 for ; Mon, 23 Jan 1995 09:08:51 +0200 From: "Ilya Ioslovich" Date: Mon, 23 Jan 95 09:07:26 +0200 To: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS:BOMBING in ISRAEL Status: O Forwarded from: Joseph Steinberg X-Comment: News About Jews Around the World ======================================================================= Jews-News: The International Electronic Digest of Jewish News ======================================================================= (c) 1995, Joseph Steinberg -- You may distribute this publication freely as long as credit is given to Jews-News and the Jerusalem-One project. ======================================================================= A suicide bomber detonated two powerful explosives near a bus stop crowded with Israeli soldiers on Sunday, killing 18 people and wounding about 60 in an attack claimed by Islamic militants. Soldiers' kit bags and jackets, many of them bloodstained, lay on the road after the blast. Emergency teams administered electric shocks to try to revive three victims. Bodies lay on the pavement, including an elderly man whose legs had been blown off. Some were covered by white body bags. Police sources and Israel Radio put the death toll at 18. Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin rushed to the scene and said most of the dead and wounded were soldiers. Many of the dead were members of a unit deployed to guard bus stops, especially on Sundays when they are crowded with troops returning from weekend furloughs. "I got up, and people were screaming. From my experience in the army, it was a very big bomb," said Moshe Zarian, a warden at a nearby prison, as he wiped blood from a woman victim off his uniform. The prime minister said the two explosions were about three minutes apart. The first erupted near a snack bar, or kiosk, and soldiers began chasing a man. The suicide attacker then set off an even more powerful bomb strapped to his body. "There is no doubt in my mind that this action now is another attempt by the extreme Islamic terror groups to achieve their dual goal of killing Israelis and halting the peace process," said Rabin. He called an emergency Cabinet meeting for Sunday evening that was expected to consider possible responses. Entrances to the occupied territories were sealed and cars were searched. A helicopter hovered over the bombing site, and police searched orchards near the side of the highway. Officers detained about 50 Arab laborers around the site for questioning. An anonymous caller to news offices in the Palestinian self-rule area of the Gaza Strip said that the attack was the responsibility of the Islamic Jihad, or Islamic Holy War organization, a small radical offshoot of the Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas. The blast occurred across the street from Ashmoret Prison, where Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of Hamas, has been serving a life sentence since 1989 for ordering the killing of Israeli informants and other activities against the occupation. The claim did not follow the usual pattern of a written statement or video announcing the name of the suicide attacker. Islamic militants opposed to the Israel-PLO accord have carried out a series of similar attacks inside Israel, including a Tel Aviv bus bombing in October that claimed 22 lives. The bombs were believed to be built by a fugitive Palestinian chemist and member of Hamas named Yehia Ayash, and nicknamed "The Engineer." In a similar bombing in the northern city of Hadera in April, police discovered the second bomb before it went off. Witnesses said the wooden snack bar was shattered and the plexiglass coverings of bus shelters were blown out. Three cars were also wrecked. Israel's Cabinet interrupted a critical debate on the future of Jewish settlements, and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin rushed to the scene. The debate had been provoked by Palestinian protests of settlement expansions in the occupied West Bank. Rabin toured the bombing site surrounded by jittery bodyguards, while a few spectators heckled him with shouts of "How much longer?" Opposition Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu said the government was not doing enough to combat terrorist attacks. Other ministers in Rabin's Cabinet that such attacks were the cost of trying to change the history of the region. "We have to grit our teeth and go on," said Shulamit Aloni, minister of communications. She said attempts by the settlers to keep the West Bank would create a binational state that would have to cope with such attacks forever. Ahmed Tibi, an adviser to PLO leader Yasser Arafat, issued a statement in Arafat's name condemning the attack and the killing of civilians. Top Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath said the timing of the bombing on the morning of a key Cabinet debate meant it was clearly an attempt to undermine Israel-PLO peace talks. "This is a criminal event that one cannot find enough words to condemn," he said. Government spokesman Uri Dromi said that the Palestinian self-rule government had to show a tougher attitude toward those carrying out such attacks. "The delusion that we can forever harness the support of Israelis to the peace process when this is what we get from the Palestinians is dangerous," Dromi told The Associated Press. The 9:30 a.m. blast occurred at the Beit Lid junction, also known as the Sharon junction, near the coastal town of Netanya. The site is about 19 miles northeast of Tel Aviv and 6 miles from the West Bank. "There was a group of people around the snack bar, and they flew into the air from the blast. I saw parts of their bodies. Many people were injured. It's a very horrible sight," a witness named Eitan said on army radio. The last major bombing was on Dec. 25, when an Islamic militant laden with explosives blew himself up as he tried to board a Jerusalem bus crowded with soldiers. He was killed and several Israelis were slightly injured. (Jews-News Subscriber Submission from the AP) ********************************************************************** From ireznik@ndc.co.il Mon Jan 23 03:30 EST 1995 Received: from ndc.co.il by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16243; Mon, 23 Jan 95 03:30:03 -0500 Received: by ndc.co.il with UUCP (4.1/25-eef) id AA02400; Mon, 23 Jan 95 10:30:33 IST Return-Path: Received: from cc:Mail by ccmail.ndc.co.il id AA790885789 Mon, 23 Jan 95 10:29:49 Date: Mon, 23 Jan 95 10:29:49 From: "Reznik, Ira" To: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS: za mir do poslednego trupa Status: Or Eto pismo,napisannoe vchera moemu drugu. U nas segodnya ocherednoi terakt na soldatskoi trempiade vozle Natanii. Poka 19 pogibshih i okolo 50 ranenih (iz nih 16 v beznadezjnom sostoyanii). Vzorvali bombu na trempiade, gde bila kucha soldat i soldatok vozvrashavshihsya iz otpuska v armiu, a cherez neskolko minut posle etogo, kogda ludi brosilis razbirat ranenih v samuyu gushu tolpi v'ehal na mashine arab "samoubiitza" s bomboi na sebe i vzorval ee. Vse v shoke slushayut tzelii den novosti, t.k. opoznanie trupov zatrudneno: chasti tel nahodyat v radiuse 20-30 metrov. A tut eshe Rabin s Peresom tak komentiruyut chto ludi prosto zvereut: "Ne dadim etim teraktaam prekratit mirnii protzes. Pust protivniki mira s oboih storon znayut, chto mi ne prervem peregovori i ne dadim sorvat mir" I v novostyah mussiruyut osudit Arafat terakt ili net? On govorit: "Osuzju, no cherez speakera, a ne lichno" Terakt i zjertv, a ne "ispolnitelei". Pomnish kak v sovke: chem blizje k miru tem bolshe zjertv? U vseh chuvstvo chto mi nesemsya k miru s "ubiistvennoi" skorost'u. A po televizoru kadri iz Azi s plyaskami radosti i demonstratziei podderzjki u doma, pogibshego terrorista-samoubiitzi. V etot den (kakoe koshunstvo) pravitelstvo uzje obsuzjdaet zamorazjivanie stroitelstva v "Jerusalem Raboti" (bolshoi Jerusalem). I rugautsya chto v eto ponyatie vhodit. Poka segodnya obsuzjdali o prekrashenii stroitelstva v Maale Adumim i Pisgat i Givat Zeeve (raioni Jerusalema na territoriyah). Optimisti verili, chto ne uspeyut otdat Jerusalem v etu kadentziyu? Eshe kak uspeyut! Ira. From FNFAL@WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL Mon Jan 23 06:56 EST 1995 Received: from weizmann.weizmann.ac.il by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16556; Mon, 23 Jan 95 06:54:50 -0500 Received: from WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL by WEIZMANN.weizmann.ac.il (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 4116; Mon, 23 Jan 95 13:54:52 +0200 Received: from WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL (NJE origin FNFAL@WEIZMANN) by WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 8736; Mon, 23 Jan 1995 13:54:52 +0200 Date: Mon, 23 Jan 95 12:22:03 +0200 From: Falkovich Subject:INFO-RUSS: now what? To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Dear IR-subscribers, answering coordinator's appeal for a concise review of the recent after-bombing situation, I would like to suggest you few remarks. 1. Almost everybody feels that some red line has been crossed. 2. The president (Weizmann) directly intervened amd made an unusual statement calling to stop and revise both peace process with palestinians and talks with Syria. It is clear now that president's call for unity couldn't turn into the government of national unity - both government and opposition rejected the idea. For Rabin, that would mean to stop the Oslo process i.e. to commit political suicide while for Netaniahu that would be getting responsibility without taking full control. 3. Rabin's immediate reaction was a multiple use of the term "separation between israelis and palestinians" which may mean whatever you want including withdrawal from Judea and Samaria. The goverment closed the territories for a few days and decided against an extended closure. 4. As far as I could judge by yesterday talk shows and today radio broadcasts substantial majority (including some ministers) supports the idea of presenting some kind of ultimatum to Arafat. Gaza is a safe heaven for terrorists, none of the people committed teracts had been extradite as Oslo accord implies etc. Either Arafat coud curb the terrorist activity or he is not in control so the talks are empty. My personal opinion is that Rabin will not do that so that such a bloody balagan will continue until the next elections which he'll loose. Grisha Falkovich Rehovot From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 23 13:42:20 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14569; Mon, 23 Jan 95 13:42:13 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id VAA02757; (8.6.9/D) Mon, 23 Jan 1995 21:13:59 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id VAA19875; (8.6.9/D) Mon, 23 Jan 1995 21:05:18 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa28864; 23 Jan 95 21:05 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Mon, 23 Jan 1995 20:51:20 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Mon, 23 Jan 1995 20:51:20 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Chechen, day#43 Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Hi, folks! Boevaja obstanovka v Groznom - bez peremen. Rajony, ustojchivo kontroliruemye chechencami, obstrelivajutsja, no intensivnost' obstrelov nevysoka. Proishodila perestrelka i v rajone aeroporta Hankala. V respublike centr boevyh dejstvij peremestilsja v rajon stanicy Asinovskaja na ingushskoj granice. Svedenija Sovinformbjuro i ingushskih istochnikov o tom, kto kontroliruet stanicu, protivopolozhny. Polk morpehoty Sev. flota, ponesshij poteri (oficial'no) na urovne 50 ubitymi, poluchil popolnenie so svoego flota. Grachev na press-konferencii v Mozdoke (uzhe, vprochem, paru dnej nazad) nazval S.Kovaleva "gadom", a S.Jushenkova laskovo "gadenyshem". Sluzhba ohrany kompleksa CK KPSS (nyne Administracii Prezidenta) prekratila vydachu propuskov na vhod v rabochij kabinet Kovaleva po ego zajavkam. Segodnja NTV pokazalo, kak vooruzhennaja avtomatami ohrana Staroj ploschadi izbivaet zhurnalistov, pytajuschihsja vzjat' interv'ju u K pri ego vyhode iz pod'ezda. Interv'ju vzjat' vse zhe mozhno, no tol'ko za predelami "korolevskogo domena", na territorii, kontroliruemoj moskovskoj miliciej. Mer Luzhkov na svoej press-konferencii skazal, chto emu izvestno o dokumentah Sluzhby Bezopasnosti Prezidenta takogo soderzhanija: "Opirajas' na vooruzhennye formirovanija moskovskih bankov, ustanoviv svjazi s regionami, L budet brat' vlast'". Eto sozdaet opredelennyj kontekst zajavleniju Shumejko, chto "analogichnye [chechenskoj] operacii sleduet provesti vo vseh sub'ektah federacii". Segodnja v moskovskoe bjuro "Radio Svoboda" pozvonil Dudaev. Vpechatlenie on proizvodil malovmenjaemoe, krichal. Soderzhanie takoe: peregovoram net al'ternativy, El'cyn vse ravno ne najdet kollaborantov i budet govorit' s nami. Na voprosy otvechal neohotno i hotel bol'she o svoem. Odnako temu "chechenskih zverstv" prokommentiroval tak: u nas zhurnalisty, delegacija soldatskih materej (upomjanul Mariju Kirbasovu - sm. predyduschee pis'mo), my uzhe otkryty i hotim esche bol'shej otkrytosti - prisylki mezhdunarodnyh nabljudatelej. A na okkupirovannoj territorii - krovavaja vakhanalija (tut emu izmenila vyderzhka i on zagovoril sovsem bessvjazno). Uvazhaja sostojanie cheloveka, poterjavshego nedelju nazad syna (Ovlur Dudaev umer ot ran, poluchennyh v boju za Groznyj), prokommentiruem sami. Rossija dejstvitel'no ne mozhet pred'javit' zametnoe kolichestvo chechenskih plennyh, a v raznuzdannom potoke agitpropa nachisto otsutstvuet tema "ljubov' naselenija k sovetskomu voinu", stol' populjarnaja v Afgane. Chto bolee chem nastorazhivaet. Segodnja tema "ukrainskie naemniki v Chechne" priobrela neozhidannyj oborot: na Ukrainu privezli "cinki" s ukraincami-kontraktnikami rossijskoj 98 aviadesantnoj divizii (5 oficerov - nachinaja ot polkovnika - i odin soldat). Prezident Bashkirii Murtaza Rahimov vsled za Chuvashskim Fedorovym izdal ukaz o nekonstitucionnosti vojny v Chechne, o pravovoj pomoschi grazhdanam, otkazyvajuschimsja vypolnjat' "nezakonnye rasporjazhenija voennyh vlastej" i sozdanii komissii dlja koordinacii etih dejstvij. "Nikakie postanovlenija Prezidenta i pravitel'stva RF, protivorechaschie zakonodatel'stvu RF, ne dolzhny sozdavat' dlja grazhdan Bashkirii pravovyh posledstvij". Rahimov prokommentiroval perspektivu otmeny etogo ukaza (kak fedorovskogo) prezidentom RF: "V strane, gde ministr mozhet beznakazanno nazyvat' deputatov gadenyshami, a Kovaleva predatelem, vozmozhno vse. No my eto veto proignoriruem". Obeschannyj kommentarij o presse pishetsja, budet skoro. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 23 15:14:34 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from rainbow.physics.utoronto.ca by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14771; Mon, 23 Jan 95 15:14:28 -0500 Received: by rainbow.physics.utoronto.ca id AA23036; Mon, 23 Jan 95 15:14:25 EST Date: Mon, 23 Jan 95 15:14:25 EST From: Nikolai Potylitsin To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS:cry of a REAL Russian Status: O ------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, Below is a msg from a "REAL Russian patriot" (the title of "Subject:" line above is mine). It is long; the poor fellow kept accumulated his grievances for three years (he's got no time to unsubscribe from this stinking news-group for all that period; who knows, he was probably fatally hypnotized by those stinking coordinator&Co, with screwed up "5th paragraph", like a rabbit in front of snake...). Three years of a life of a brilliant intellect, wasted for nothing... But now the time has came for him to see the truth and tell it to the world. I've read his msg through, and decided, what the heck, I will publish it. No, no, not to try to have a "balanced" coverage; no way I can rehabilitate myself in the eyes of REAL Russian patriots; no hopes here, sigh:-). It is just that I want to give you a little glimps of what is there behind the scene (if you haven't not seen it before:-). Our REAL Russian patriot is not alone, he is right about it; there are quite a few of them out there; and some of them use much more explicit language and ideas -- not very original, mind you, but attractive to them, anyway. (His arguments, by the way, are pretty mild compared to some other REAL Russ-patriots.) At some point that strange Mexican fellow, Alejandro Nalpak, even wrote his little dark fantasy about them, so let me not dwell on the subject here. (Those who are interested, may also refer to "Main Kampf" by another esteemed scholar.) So, please go ahead and indulge yourself in intellectual fiest. I have to note though, that my bandwidth is strained already and I cannot afford a discussion of this posting below by the esteemed REAL Russian patriot. First, let me remind you that IR-net is not a discussion club, second -- my bandwidth, third -- the REAL Russian patriot is leaving us by unsubscribing from this dirty net (now, it is YOUR turn to cry!); see his statement at the end of his msg. Don't be afraid, when replying to him, to use (this time only) a "reply" mode with the copy sent to info-russ, they will be screened out, no big trouble -- after all, can I have a little intellectual fiest, too, reading your scholarly replies? Best, --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator ------------------------------------------------------------------- Ok folks! I think enough is enough! I suppose I am associated with a wrong group which I joint almost three years ago attracted by an advertisement about a PhysTech list, trying to find some of my friends who are abroad now. But it looks like just a few PhysTechs has ever heard about this Group (Good for them!) and since that several times I wanted to unsubscribe but I was to lazy to do so keeping cleaning up my e-mail box from the garbage messages mostly related to the "poor Jews" topic together with cheering up and congratulations before Khanukah (sorry for misspelling) and other definitely not Russian holidays. What about News? From your group I know perfectly what's going on in Israel but not in Russia. The Chechnya war was the final drop I suppose. So much disinformation like I read here about this war I could not even remember from the old Brezhnev's mass media. Or this is called just another point of view (tochka zreniya prostogo parnya Alika)? So where is the first one? I remember the only one message broadcasted from the Burkov's Sovokinform net that was different. The rest was just garbage trying to convince people about some kind of fighting for freedom over there (in Chechnya I mean). Why then you call the same kind of islamic militants who blow Israeli soldiers up in occupied territories terrorists? Or it's just because they are BAD by definition and Israeli are just GOOD by the same definition. And now Russians who faced the same kind of problem in Chechnya are again just BAD? Maybe you just don't remember or do NOT want to remember how it started: Just two examples in order to be brief: some of you could probably recall several recent hijacking of buses with hostages (full of children in one case, BTW) by criminals who demanded weapon and money for their safe return. Where to these criminals were trying to escape after they got what they demanded? That's correct: to Chechnya! And why? Because the leader of "freedom fighters" Jokhar Dudaev announce that he will shot down any Russian MVD helicopter that crosses Chechnya border in order to catch the mentioned above criminals. What about the threat to blow the Russian nuclear stations up? I am not even talking that all trains passing through Chechnya were looted on a permanent routine basis, that Chechnya became the major spot in Russian federation for illegal arm trade and drug trafficing. How is it called? If it were between the US and some Banana Republica it would've been called "the state sponsored terrorism" but because it's between Russia and Chechnya it's called "the fighting for freedom". You could say that this is the Russian propaganda. I doubt it very much, but at least it's the same kind of propaganda that allowed the US to invade the INDEPENDENT state of Panama in order to overthrow the legitimate president of INDEPENDENT state. You could say that most of the people of Panama supported the American invasion. Wrong again! Accidentally, I happen to be in Panama just before the invasion started and had an opportunity to heard the opinion of ordinarry people (not the people interviewed by CNN who are in the middle of the jungle happened to talk on a perfect English even without accent). So I could say that the people there just hated Americans. The only difference that the US did everything much better then our clumsy generals: they did not arm the Noriega with modern weapon just before the invasion and they did not send boys to be a cannon meat there but professional killers. It was also a lot of crap here on the net about civilian casualties. You know how a provincial Russian town look like? It's mostly "khruchoby" built in rows and columns. What do you think happen if you put a cannon between two "khruchobs" and this cannon got hit by the "savage" Russian missile? Both neighboring buildings would be partially destroed even if it is a very smart laser guided misile. You could blame it on Russian "barbarians" who are trying to demolish civilian population or you could say that it's Chechens fighters who try to use civilians as a shield against Russian jets, it's just the matter of taste. But it's neigher of them it's just a savage war that's going on there! Or chechens who move at night from one position to another on "Zhiguli" with trunk full of weapon and got killed by "savage" Russians who are they civilians or soldiers? Some time ago the very active coordinator of this group started a compain to sign a letter to your President in order to condemn the imperialist Russia (sounds very familiar, probably some komsomol skills are still alive) and to ask to freeze economical help to Russia. I would sign the second part: keep your "American aid" in your ass. It's not advertized loudly, but I think most of you know what kind of financial help America offered to Russia. Is it a pure money? Not at all, almost no money as they are were given to Russia. Most of this aid is credits that are paid to mostly American Consulting (!?) companies or to farmers in order to give Russia an advise (!?) how to live in the first case or to subsidize its own agriculture in the second. And Russian future generations will be endebted forever for this "American aid". And you probably know that in order to get this aid Russia had to cancel several contracts with India and Iran (in the area of arm trade, nuclear power station development, short range missile technology and so on) which could bring to Russia much more "pure" money then all this Western aid. I think the sooner Russia understands that it should stop asking America how to live the better. Now some words how many Russian support the invasion in Chechnya: your (and CNN) calculations: 80% of Russians do NOT support the invasion. I have another information from my freinds in Moscow: 80% of Moscovits support the invasion. But I think both of them are wrong, most of the people just don't care they are too occupied by everyday routine to pay attention to whatever is going on around until it hits them. But the common mood is likely to be close to "Davno pora!". At least, I could say that all Russians whom I know here in Toronto support the invasion. Of course, I am talking about people from Universities or other research organizations (post-docs, Ph.D. students, professors, most of them are PhysTechs, BTW) and I did not ask anybody from our refugee populated area (like Braiton Beach in New York) I just don't know them. Finally, let me speculate on what would happen if Russia withdraws its troops from Kavkaz region. You think it will stop the bloodshed? Everybody who at least once visited Kavkaz knows that these little tribes that inhabitates Kavkaz hate each other much more then they hate Russians (Could you recall the recent Ositino-Ingush conflict?) and I am sure that ten times more people will be killed if Russia leaves. And first among them would be Armenians and Georgians because they are Christians over there. You could remember what happen when during the turmoil of the first World War and Red Revolution Russians left Kavkaz: 3 million of Armenian were slaughtered by the Turkish Army. Have you ever heard about this holocaust or it is not in your School program? Why you think both Armenian and Georgian leaders support (even CNN translated the official statement of Shevardnadze) the invasion and they still have Russian troops on their territory? Because they had enough from these Dudaev's "freedom fighters" and they know who would be the next target when Russians leave. And I am sure, guys you will change your opinion dramatically when these "freedom fighters" from Chechnya start blowing Israelies and Americans up. Do you remember your Afgan freinds (also former "freedom fighters", I suppose) who recently set a bomb in World Trade Center? Sorry, it was too long but "nabolelo slushat'" this ballshit which is supposed to the only opinion of so called Russian community abroad. I hope Mr.Coordinator finds a place in his very busy group to place another point of view but actually I don't care since I am unsubscribing. Unsubscribe, S.V.P.! Nikolai Potylitsine From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 23 15:55:49 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from acs.harding.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14809; Mon, 23 Jan 95 15:55:45 -0500 Received: by acs.harding.edu (MX V4.1 VAX) id 38; Mon, 23 Jan 1995 14:54:18 CST Date: Mon, 23 Jan 1995 14:54:16 CST From: PRINCESS CARMIUS To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: <0098AE59.A8F87FC0.38@acs.harding.edu> Subject: INFO-RUSS: Housing... Status: O Hi Everyone!!!! I will be returning to Pyatigorsk this summer and staying for about three months. I was wondering if anyone on the net would know of some inexpensive housing in the area. I would appreciate any advice or contacts. When I go, I would be happy to take letters or small packages with me to the area. Just let me know. I will be leaving in the middle of May and stay till the beginning of August. Thank You!!! **Carmen Heath *************************************************************************** Carmen Heath E-mail: Box #2217 Sears 307 Harding University Phone: (501) 279-5109 Searcy, AR 72149-0001 (501) 279-4481 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jan 24 01:18:41 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from binah.cc.brandeis.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20920; Tue, 24 Jan 95 01:18:38 -0500 Received: from BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU by BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU (PMDF V4.3-10 #7331) id <01HM7G6CF86O9EIFCL@BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU>; Tue, 24 Jan 1995 01:18:27 -0500 (EST) Date: Tue, 24 Jan 1995 01:18:27 -0500 (EST) From: NESSIS@BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU Subject: INFO-RUSS: Chichibabin evening at Tsvetaeva's Museum To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: <01HM7G6CHWMQ9EIFCL@BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU> X-Vms-To: IN%"info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu" Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT Status: O ATTENTION Massachusetts residents (and other lovers of Russian poetry) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Boris Chichibabin memorial meeting will be on Saturday, Jan.28, at 2 PM in the Museum of Marina Tsvetaeva, 50 Sawyer Ave, Somerville, MA 02144 (on Tufts University territory). (617) 666-3451. Organized by Marina Katzeva. With participation of Naum Korzhavin, Leonid Epshtein (poets), Renata Mukha (poet from Ukraine), M. Kogan (physicist, a friend of C.), etc. Spravki: 1) Boris Chichibabin - Russian poet, lived in Harkov, Ukraine. Spent many years in Stalin camps. Wrote excellent poetry with Christian and humanistic motifs, against anti-Semitism. Was never published in the Soviet time, but many of his poems were quite well known, some - as songs of Petr Starchek (like "Ne verya krovnomu zavetu", "Ot severnyh bolot", etc). He however, unlike Starchek, never was a "professional" dissident. (If I made any mistakes, corrections welcome). He died 2 months ago. 2) Tsvetaeva's Museum in Somerville. This is a private museum; it occupies a small house in Tufts. There is a lot of various memorial items, original graphics and paintings, rare book editions, photos, etc. Also there are materials on other Russian poets, mostly photos, books and publications. The creator of the museum is Marina Katzeva. All this stuff she brought here from the USSR (not so long ago). She organizes here periodically cultural events, poetry readings, etc. given by Vladimir Kupchenko, literaturoved (don't know the correct transla- tion of this word), the first director of the House of the Poet in Koktebel. I'm posting this announce here, because information about the Museum's events (and just about it's existence!) is not widely available. At least I, living in Somerville myself almost 3 years, learn about this Museum only now and sorry how much I've missed. Anna. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jan 24 10:34:54 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from physics.weizmann.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21689; Tue, 24 Jan 95 10:34:23 -0500 Message-Id: <9501241534.AA21689@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: by physics.weizmann.ac.il (1.37.109.8/16.2) id AA19933; Tue, 24 Jan 1995 17:32:26 +0300 Date: Tue, 24 Jan 1995 17:32:26 +0300 From: Eugene Socol To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Terror.. Status: O Terrorist Attack in Israel 1. Facts: two explosions one after other; at least 18 killed, 15 of them - soldiers, majority 18-20 years old. More than 50 injured, some of them are likely to die in several days. 2. Commentary: great professionalism. First explosion was used to gather people, the second was highly effective. 3. Tendency: professionalism and industial base of massacres grow. The previous attack at Dizengoff center was the first using TNT (industrial explosive used by regular armies). Before home-made explosives, gas baloons etc were used. Now we see advanced technics. 4. Roots: attacks achieve their goal - each one is followed by new anti- jewish actions of the government. Namely, after each attacks there are new deceisions to suffocate settlements in Judea, Samaria and Gaza with pretend of 'separation' between arabs and jews. In the evening after the attack the government freezed ALL the development of the Territories. 5. Why it didn't happen before? - it was difficult to obtain advanced weapons without statehood; Palestinian authority provided this. - it was difficult to prepare anything without being reported to Security Services by neighbours. After all killers of 'collaborationists' were freed from prisons and Palestinian authority with great care finds and kills everybody who gave information to us, we can't receive such information more. - there was lack of trained people. After liberating all the murderers and bringing additional murderers ( for strengthening Palestinian police and as returning refugees) there's no such lack more. 6. What can be done? I think, points 4 and 5 give the answer on this question. No police measures can help. No separation will cause anything but further (up to total) destruction. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jan 25 15:48:17 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28856; Wed, 25 Jan 95 15:48:08 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id VAA16772; (8.6.9/D) Wed, 25 Jan 1995 21:25:37 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id VAA27362; (8.6.9/D) Wed, 25 Jan 1995 21:24:21 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa28527; 25 Jan 95 21:24 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Wed, 25 Jan 1995 21:16:29 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Wed, 25 Jan 1995 21:16:28 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Chechen war day#45 Status: OS *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Hi, folks! Vesti s polej: po soobscheniju edinstvennogo ostajuschegosja v Groznom zhurnalista (CNN), vozobnovilsja iskljuchitel'no ozhestochennyj obstrel juzhnoj chasti goroda. Aviacija uporno bombila poselok v 5 km juzhnee goroda, i na ego ulicah nachalis' boi. Mezhdunarodnyj Krasnyj Krest soobschil, chto Rossija zajavila o 56 plennyh, no chto MKK ne smog ih uvidet'. Sovet bezopasnosti pri prezidente Rossii vysoko ocenil rabotu Gracheva i vynes emu blagodarnost'. V to zhe vremja v apparate Soveta cirkuliruet doklad, gde kritike podvergaetsja i ministerstvo (Grachev vprochem ne nazvan), glavkomaty (osobenno Suhoputnyh vojsk) i krajne nizko ocenivaetsja podgotovka "tak nazyvaemyh <> vojsk" (kavychki dokumenta). Vvidu chego vnov' mussiruetsja ideja osoboj armii Prezidenta RF i massovyh promerok "lojal'nosti, boevoj i gosudarstvenno-politicheskoj podgotovki armii". Stoit obratit' vnimanie na neologizm "gosudarstvenno-politicheskaja podgotovka"! V Dume vmesto namechennogo impichmenta Gracheva po iniciative Rybkina zanjalis' impichmentom Kovaleva (kak utverzhdajut dumskie istochniki, po pros'be E). Lajalis' sil'no, pozicija Kovaleva oslabljalas' otsutstviem u nego otveta na obvinenija v molchanii po povodu oktjabrja 1993. Golosov dlja otstranenija dolzhno ne hvatit' (prodolzhenie travli - v pjatnicu), no vse eto dovol'no ploho. Podtverdilos', chto preslovutyj flag RF v Groznom nikuda ne vodruzhalsja. Ruiny dvorca prostrelivajutsja s obeih storon, i samoubijc ne nashlos'. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Predstavitel' MVD po svjazjam s pressoj soobschil segodnja, chto zasechki na priklade vintovok o kolichestve likvidirovannyh vragov soldaty nazyvajut "nash otvet Kovalevu" i dobavil, chto samyj mjagkij epitet k slovu "pravozaschitnik" - "gnida". Luchezarno ulybajuschijsja Grachev na svoej press-konferencii podtverdil, chto za operaciju teper' otvechaet Erin (MVD). "O Kovaleve ja skazal neskol'ko neparlamentskie slova, za chto gotov izvinit'sja, no po soderzhaniju mne korrektirovat' nechego". Bodroe nastroenie ministra svjazano s vysokoj ocenkoj ego zaslug pered Rodinoj so storony E. Grachev soslalsja prosto na "vysokuju ocenku", no, po neoficial'noj informacii iz ministerstva, prezident nazval plan vzjatija Groznogo "prekrasnym", a rukovodstvo Gracheva - "zasluzhivajuschim vysochajshej ocenki". "Vmeste s tem stoit otmetit', chto mnogie vysshie oficery - ot zamestitelej ministra, glavkomov i komandujuschih okrugami do generalov na meste sabotirovali etot plan, i s nimi neobhodimo razobrat'sja" - tak istochnik peredaet slova E. Vchera v Voronezhskoj oblasti vzorvalsja odin vagon v sostave s boepripasami, sledovavshimi v Chechnju. Detonacii drugih vagonov chudom ne sluchilos'. Proizoshla utechka informacii ob ugolovnom dele novonazanachennogo ministra finansov (posle "chernogo vtornika" v oktjabre) V.Panskova. On, kstati, vveden sejchas v sostav Soveta bezopasnosti - el'cinskogo Politbjuro. Panskov obvinjalsja v poluchenii vzjatok v osobo krupnyh razmerah i provel neskol'ko mesjacev v tjur'me. Vzjatki bralis' za organizaciju skidok s nalogov (on byl nachal'nikom nalogovoj sluzhby v 1991-1992 gg). Fakty podtverdilis', no byli kvalificirovany kak gororar za konsul'tacii krupnogo nalogovogo specialista (vyplachennyj naturoj - avtomobilem synu, ozherel'em zhene). A gde zhe esche rabotat' krupnomu specialistu po nalogam, kak ne v nalogovom vedomstve? Ja ne k tomu, chto (vnesudebnoe) opravdanie Panskova ego kak-to komprometiruet, no obychno izbegajut naznachat' na vysshie politicheskie posty ljudej ne sovsem bezuprechnyh, tak skazat'. A tut chelovek, na kotorogo javno MOZhET BYT' kompromat u kogo-to. Svoeobraznuju E podberaet komandu. V ideale - kazhdyj dolzhen byt' na krjuchke. ------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jan 25 16:58:30 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from SALES.STERN.NYU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29028; Wed, 25 Jan 95 16:58:29 -0500 Received: (from vgilinsk@localhost) by sales.stern.nyu.edu (8.6.9/8.6.9) id TAA25866 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Tue, 24 Jan 1995 19:55:37 -0500 Date: Tue, 24 Jan 1995 19:55:37 -0500 From: Vlad Message-Id: <199501250055.TAA25866@sales.stern.nyu.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: CAR STEREO Status: O Hello, everybody! Please, help me to choose a car-stereo brand in the price range $100-170 that will be working for the radio stations in RUSSIA THANK YOU VERY MUCH Vladimir Gilinsky From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jan 26 12:53:22 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06025; Thu, 26 Jan 95 12:53:15 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id UAA21339; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 26 Jan 1995 20:39:46 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id UAA05014; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 26 Jan 1995 20:39:19 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa25274; 26 Jan 95 20:39 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Thu, 26 Jan 1995 20:30:32 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 20:30:31 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Chechen war day#46 & Chernyj chemodan Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Hi, folks! Vchera i segodnja russkaja aviacija ozhestochenno bombila i pochti polnost'ju razrushila Bamut, Arshty, a takzhe Achhoj-Martan. Sela eti byli perepolneny bezhencami iz Groznogo. Kolichestvo zhertv, vozmozhno, prevysilo 100 chelovek. Kak vy, verojatno, znaete, vchera sovetskaja PVO soobschila o perehvate boevoj rakety, zapuschennoj s norvezhskoj territorii. Raketa okazalas' ne boevoj, a meteorologicheskoj, ne byla sbita, a glavnoe - i tochka starta, i tochka padenija, i vsja traektorija nahoditsja dalee 1500 km ot rossijskih granic. Sjuzhet segodnja imel prodolzhenie:E zajavil v Lipecke, chto privel v dejstvie vchera "chernyj chemodanchik s knopkoj", povtoril vyrazhenie "perehvatili" (iz konteksta bylo jasno, chto smysl etih slov ot nego uskol'zaet) i poblagodaril voennyh za bditel'nuju sluzhbu. "Pust' na Zapade ne dumajut, chto nas mozhno vzjat' na ispug". Gavriil Popov, velikolepno znajuschij obychai Staroj ploschadi, prognozy i ocenki kotorogo o dejatel'nosti staroj i novoj nomenklatury obychno opravdyvalis', vyskazal segodnja predpolozhenie, chto porazhenie armii i pozor nuzhny Kremlju dlja podgotovki obschestvennosti k novomu 37 godu sredi voennyh. Po ego mneniju, ne igraet roli, kakoj harakter budet imet' nedovol'stvo - vozmuschenija zhestokost'ju ili nedovol'stva nereshitel'nost'ju. Po-vidimomu, Grachev budet sohranen, a energija nedovol'stva nizshego zvena i naroda obraschena na generalov. Segodnja Kozyrev vstrechalsja s komitetom Dumy po mezhd. delam. On "blagodaren vsem pravitel'stvam, ne poshedshim na povodu u obschestvennosti, podogretoj televizionnymi kadrami". Naibol'shee ponimanie my vstretili u Indii i Kitaja. On otkazalsja kommentirovat' vyskazyvanija Gracheva, no surovo osudil ego nemeckogo kollegu i otmetil, chto "voennye byvajut raznye". Sergej Kovalev vstrechalsja s Chernomyrdinym. Posle vstrechi on skazal, chto uezzhaet v Mozdok, ne dozhidajas', chto reshit Duma po ego "personal'nomu delu". Na brifinge v MVD vysokie policejskie chiny opjat' rasskazyvali o naemnikah i "belyh kolgotkah" (zhenschinah-snajperah iz Pribaltiki). "Byl unichtozhen celyj ih batal'on". "Da vot tol'ko za neskol'ko minut do nashego priezda soldaty ubili odnu; tam tol'ko krovavaja luzha ostalas'; my govorim - dokumenty - kakie dokumenty? Tam v etoj luzhe volos byl belyj. Esli ne krashenaja - znachit, iz Pribaltiki" - projavil poznanija v etnografii milicejskij general. Vozle Hasav'jurta sostojalsja nakonec obmen plennymi (46-48 chelovek). Tak chto chechenskie plennye vse zhe est'. Mezhdunarodnyj Krasnyj Krest, kotoryj ne mozhet poluchit' k nim dostup i opasaetsja za ih sostojanie, v to zhe vremja zaregistriroval i vzjal pod opeku russkih plennyh, pravda, vsego desjat'. Na protjazhenii bolee chem nedeli postupajut soobschenija o nachale haoticheskoj zhestokoj vojny vseh protiv vseh v severnoj Chechne, pervonachal'no druzhestvennoj Rossii i vrazhdebnoj Dudaevu. Prichina - kak ozloblenie naselenija protiv beschinstv federal'nyh vojsk, snachala prinjatyh kak sojuzniki, tak i prosachivanie neorganizovannyh grupp boevikov. Streljajut v russkih, streljajut chechency mestnye v prishlyh, streljajut vernye raznym boevym komandiram. Imenno otsjuda idet bol'shinstvo soobschenij ob iskljuchitel'noj zhestokosti storon, pytkah, ubijstvah i nadrugatel'stvah. Oficial'nye vlasti etih prorossijskih rajonov, terjajuschie (poka ne fatal'no) podderzhku, otchajanno pytajutsja dobit'sja ot vojsk priemlemogo povedenija (hotja by chtoby soldaty ne hodili v chernyh maskah), no ne preuspeli v etom. Ja vse pytajus' opredelit', chto sobytija utratili naprjazhennost', i perejti k pisaniju pisem raz v neskol'ko dnej, no uvy, poka ne poluchaetsja. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jan 26 13:08:34 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from tthsc6.lubb.ttuhsc.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06064; Thu, 26 Jan 95 13:08:31 -0500 Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 12:08:25 -0600 (CST) From: NEUAAP@ttuhsc.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: <950126120825.24c22b4d@ttuhsc.edu> Subject: INFO-RUSS: IEEE conference Status: O Attn: for those of you professionals in the area who might be interested: Announcement and Call for Papers ___________________________________________________________________ CCCC BBB M M SSSS "" 9999 5555 ! THE 8TH IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON C C B B MM MM SS "" 9 9 5 ! COMPUTER-BASED MEDICAL SYSTEMS C BBB M M M SS 9999 5555 !------------------------------- C C B B M M SS 9 5 ! Sponsored by IEEE, SPIE and in CCCC BBBB M M SSSS 9999 5555 ! cooperation with Texas Tech U. Lubbock Plaza Hotel & Convention Center Lubbock, Texas, June 09-11, 1995 -------------------------------- Organized by IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE Computational Medicine Society, SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering) and in cooperation with Texas Tech University & Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center this forum will be focused on recent cutting-edge developments in engineering and sciences and their applications in medical field. The objective of the conference is to bring together researchers, educators, and engineeres from various disciplines including traditional and emerging areas of Information and Expert Systems and Signal Analysis for enhancement of existing medical technologies and reduction of health-care cost. Authors are invited to contribute their work for presentation at the symposium in the form of one-page abstracts typed single-space before January 31, 1995. The topics of interest are broadly categorized into: Device Reliability and Safety; Signal-Image Analysis Algorithms, Software, and Hardware; Information Systems; Neural Networks and Expert Systems; Prosthetic Devices; Cardiovascular Technologies; Clinical Assessment and Risk Evaluation. The abstracts will be processed as they come in, and decisions on selection will be promptly communicated to the authors not later than March 1, 1995. All abstracts and inquiries must be sent to the address below: Dr. Sunanda Mitra, General Chair, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, MS. 3102 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-3102 Abstracts may be submitted by FAX by dialing to USA: (806)-742-1245. P.S. Should you desire to e-mail your abstracts, you may send it directly to me: ******************************************************************* TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER ---------------------------------------------------------- _ Arthur Petrosian,Ph.D.| Phone:(806)743-2495, (806)797-4307 _| ~-. Assistant Professor | Fax: (806)743-1668, (806)743-1419 \,* _} 3601 4th Street | Page: (806)767-6927 \( Lubbock, Texas 79430 | E-mail: neuaap@ttuhsc.edu ******************************************************************* From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jan 26 19:39:16 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from binah.cc.brandeis.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06819; Thu, 26 Jan 95 19:39:14 -0500 Received: from BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU by BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU (PMDF V4.3-10 #7331) id <01HMBB81AS789EJVSX@BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU>; Thu, 26 Jan 1995 19:39:16 -0500 (EST) Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 19:39:16 -0500 (EST) From: NESSIS@BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU Subject: INFO-RUSS: Phone correction: Tsvetaeva Museum To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: <01HMBB81AS7A9EJVSX@BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU> X-Vms-To: IN%"info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu" Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT Status: O Oi-vei, what an ooops! The phone number of Tsvetaeva's Museum at Somerville MA, where shell be that Boris Chichibabin's memorial meeting, is TOTALLY INCORRECT. One kind scs-er noticed this. The correct number is: (617) 666-3142. He also worried about advanced tickets booking. Don't worry - there is such a politics that ALL visitors are wellcome, unlike many Russian concerts, when if you failed to get a ticket - you failed to hear the performance. I don't know, is it free or for a symbolic fare (suppose that free). The meeting is just a way to honor a departed poet, and no people could be rejected. Sorry again for that trouble with the phone. Wait you in 50 Sawyer Av. on Jan. 28 at 2 PM. Nessi. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jan 27 15:05:19 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from dns1.NMSU.Edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13331; Fri, 27 Jan 95 15:05:17 -0500 Received: from ccserver by NMSU.Edu (8.6.8.1/NMSU-1.18) id NAA26861; Fri, 27 Jan 1995 13:05:14 -0700 Received: by ccserver (4.1/NMSU) id AA14570; Fri, 27 Jan 95 13:05:13 MST Date: Fri, 27 Jan 1995 12:45:14 -0700 (MST) From: POLIAKOV Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sulphur vapor lamp To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu In-Reply-To: <199412201525.SAA09300@itp.ac.ru> Status: OS Hello, everybody. I have heard that a high efficient light lamp working on Sulphur vapor with pumping provided by a microwave discharge was lately developed in the United States. (On Russian: " Svetovaya lampa s vysokim k.p.d. s ispol'zovaniem parov sery v kachestve izluchatelya, nakachka osuschestvlyaetsya razryadom v mikrovolnovoj oblasti") Does anybody know about this lamp, and if you do, could you please provide me with the info where I can read about it? Any help (the title of an article, an adress, a book, a possible computer database, or anything) will be highly appriciated. Here are some key words: Variant 1 - Sulphur, Microvawe Discharge, Radiation Source. Variant 2 - Sulphur Lamp, Microvawe Discharge. If you can help me, please reply to "epoliako@nmsu.edu". Thank you very much, Evgeni Poliakov. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jan 27 20:01:54 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from ax.ibase.br by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13845; Fri, 27 Jan 95 20:01:47 -0500 Received: (from mborges@localhost) by ax.ibase.org.br (8.6.9/Revision: 1.180 ) id WAA28077 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Fri, 27 Jan 1995 22:58:58 -0200 Date: Fri, 27 Jan 1995 22:58:58 -0200 From: Miguel Joao Borges Filho Message-Id: <199501280058.WAA28077@ax.ibase.org.br> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: MIR Publisher Status: O I would like to get an e-mail, or a fax number of Mir Publishers in Moscow. Russian Mathematics books are of excellent quality and here in Rio de Janeiro it is very hard to find them now. It is very famous worlwide the work of Russian scientists in the field of stability of differential equations, so I want to get more information on Russian technical publishers. If anyone could help me, I would appreciate so much that courtesy. I would like to get some information on buying Russian technical books by mail too. Best regards, Miguel. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Jan 28 00:49:18 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19379; Sat, 28 Jan 95 00:49:17 -0500 Message-Id: <9501280549.AA19379@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sat, 28 Jan 95 00:49:15 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS:kolyosa, kolyosa... Status: O "Every night I am back to Auschwitz" (surviver of Auschwitz, on CNN). These days, 50 years ago, Auschwitz was liberated, with 5000 people still alive. 1.5 million people in it were murdered by Nazis. 90% of those parished in Auschwitz were Jews. Ne rvyomsya ni v boi, ni v poisk, vsyo pravedno, vsyo dushevno. No pomni -- othodit poezd! Ty slyshish'? uhodit poezd segodnya i ezhednevno. My pol otsikluem, my shtorki povesim, chtob nashemu rayu -- ni kraya, ni snosa. A gde-to po rel'sam, po rel'sam, po rel'sam, kolyosa, kolyosa, kolyosa, kolyosa... .............................. I tol'ko poroi pod serdtsem kol'net tosklivo i gnevno -- uhodit nash poezd v Osventsim, nash poezd uhodit v Osventsim segodnya i ezhednevno! A kak nashi sud'by kak budto pohozhi -- i na goru vmeste, i vmeste s otkosa... No vechno -- po rel'sam, po serdtsu, po kozhe -- kolyosa, kolyosa, kolyosa, kolyosa! From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jan 29 14:46:14 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from SOUTH-STATION-ANNEX.MIT.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27362; Sun, 29 Jan 95 14:46:12 -0500 Received: from M2-225-8.MIT.EDU by MIT.EDU with SMTP id AA00220; Sun, 29 Jan 95 14:46:11 EST Received: by m2-225-8.MIT.EDU (AIX 3.2/UCB 5.64/4.7) id AA19666; Sun, 29 Jan 1995 14:46:09 -0500 Message-Id: <9501291946.AA19666@m2-225-8.MIT.EDU> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: new mailing list Date: Sun, 29 Jan 1995 14:46:07 EST From: Ilya Shlyakhter Status: O A new mailing list has been set up for offers/requests to carry letters, documents etc to/from Russia. To subscribe send a one-line message SUB OKAZIYA FirstName LastName to LISTSERV@MITVMA.MIT.EDU. To send mail to everyone on the list send it to OKAZIYA@MITVMA.MIT.EDU. Ilya Shlyakhter ilya_shl@mit.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jan 29 15:02:40 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27419; Sun, 29 Jan 95 15:02:32 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id WAA07668; (8.6.9/D) Sun, 29 Jan 1995 22:55:06 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id WAA06420; (8.6.9/D) Sun, 29 Jan 1995 22:50:36 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa21833; 29 Jan 95 22:50 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Sun, 29 Jan 1995 22:42:21 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Sun, 29 Jan 1995 22:42:20 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Konclager' - pokazanija sotrudnika FSK Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Hi, folks! Vozle Groznogo osnovnye boi idut v rajone sela Chernorech'e u juzhnoj okrainy goroda. Aviacija razrushila Chernorechenskij most, no etogo okazalos' nedostatochno dlja blokirovanija goroda s jugo-zapada. V samom gorode vchera shli tjazhelye boi s peremennym uspehom. Bombili sela po vsej Chechne. Storony gotovjatsja k bojam za vtoroj po velichine gorod respubliki, vazhnejshij zh/d uzel Gudermes. Diversanty federalov vzorvali most cherez Aksaj na Dagestanskoj granice. Doroga, odnako, vse zhe funkcioniruet. Duma ne dovela do orgvyvodov delo Kovaleva. Voennye vlasti v pjatnicu ne dopustili ego soprovozhdat' delegaciju Soveta po bezopasnosti i sotrudnichestvu v Evrope v rajon konflikta. Kovalev namerevalsja krome togo proverjat' soobschenija ob obraschenii s plennymi, o porjadkah v "fil'tracionnom lagere" Mozdok. Vlasti vsjacheski pooschrjajut v armii razgovory o rasprave s Kovalevym. Nizhe priveden otchet ob oprose svidetelja povedenija vojsk i vlastej, na kotorom, pri nevozmozhnosti poluchit' drugie svedenija, osnovyvalis' do sih por pravozaschitniki. ------------------------------------------------------------ V "Izvestijah" N17(24376),28/01/1995 pokazanija ingusha iz Groznogo po imeni Azamat Paragul'gov, 40 let. Pokazanija dany i zapisany na diktofon Evgeniej Al'bac i Sergeem Kovalevym. Svidetel' byl zahvachen soldatami vmeste s majorom FSK (KGB) iz ingushskogo regional'nogo upravlenija po familii Hamidov na kvartire Hamidova 1 janvarja. "Snachala derzhali vo dvore. Tuda soldaty pritaschili bidon spirta. Bili. Potom zatolkali v ljuk." Zatem soldaty svjazalis' so shtabom na konservnom zavode "general-major prikazal, chtoby nas rasstreljali - dvazhdy daval prikaz rasstreljat'. No oficer, kazhetsja Shugaev ego familija, nas ne rasstreljal - ego potom, uzhe na konservnom vyzyvali, general na nego oral - chto prikaz ne vypolnil. No eto potom uzhe bylo, kogda v shtab nas otvezli." "A togda menja izbili, ruki-nogi kapronovymi zhgutami svjazali i povezli na perekrestok, k derevu aljuminievoj provolkoj privjazali". "Nachalsja obstrel. Miny plotno lozhilis'. Oni v okopah na matrasah lezhali, nabljudali - popadet v menja ili net." Na doprose: "Pervym zahodil Hamidov, potom Nahaev, tretij ja... General krichit: Kakie plennye, kakoj dopros? Ja vchera noch'ju dal prikaz - rasstreljat', zachem vzjali?" "Potom nas opjat' bili. Potom - snova dopros... <>. Ja emu - u nas nachal'nik Stepashin. On matom Stepashina. Hamidova zaveli za ugol, tam komnatka byla i stali ego bit'. Potom tak dali, chto on vmeste s dver'ju stekljanoj vyletel. Hamidov uzhe krichat' ne mog - tol'ko stonal. Vidno, po pochkam ego bili, po pecheni i po golove. Chelovek pjat'-shest' ego bili." Dalee ih, nadev naruchniki i meshki na golovu, povezli v Mozdok. "Menja v jaschik... zatolkali prikladami. Kto-to sel mne na ruki i stal naruchniki davit'... minut cherez pjat' vkljuchili otoplenie i trubku v meshok mne vveli, gorjachij vozduh stal idti. Oni, vidimo, i dovezti ne hoteli, i rasstrelivat' ne hoteli". Po doroge odnogo plennogo dlja razvlechenija vse zhe rasstreljali, po rasskazam sodat v Mozdoke. Rasskazchik slyshal kriki i strel'bu. "Plennyh, ili kak my tam nazyvalis', vezli dva BTRa, ja nomera pomnju K-111 i K-112, i mashiny, Uraly. Na mashiny ljudej ukladyvali shtabeljami: drug na druga po pjat'-shest' rjadov. Ljudi, chto vnizu, na dne mashiny byli, sovsem stali zadyhat'sja. Uzhe v Mozdoke, pri mne, tri ili chetyre trupa iz mashiny vybrosili." V Mozdoke, v stacionarnom lagere (eto vagon-zaki, stojaschie na putjah) doprosy prodolzhilis'. Svidetel' sidel vmeste s chechencem, kotoromu protykali podoshvy nog shtykom. Pervym na dopros poveli Hamidova. Slyshno, kak sprashivajut, chto otvechajut i kak b'jut dubinkoj. Byl esche odin Hadzhiev Ruslan - rabotnik Kredobanka Groznogo. On prosil svjazat' s Avturhanovym - mol, rodstvennik. Vzjali ego na dopros, on rasskazyvaet, ego slushajut, vse vrode laskovo, a potom slyshno - udar dubinkoj. Raz, dva, tri. Esche smeetsja tot, kto bil. On v maske byl." Potom na dpros priveli svidetelja. "Mne naruchniki nadeli, ruki nazad. Sprashivajut, kto, chto, pochemu stali korrektirovschikami. Ja im govorju: Vy zhe mozhete opredelit', kto boec, kto tol'ko chto iz boja vyshel - eto zhe vidno po glazam cheloveka. Ja vam uzhe skazal, my ne korrektirovschiki. On mne govorit: ty gladko govorish', ja tebja sejchas moim ljudjam otdam. Potom obschepoliticheskie voprosy poshli. Potom naruchniki snjali. Obeschali svjazat'sja s rukovodstvom. Izvinilis'. No sutki proshli, drugie - nichego. Poka my sidim - drugih v kameru zakidyvajut. Uznaem, kto i otkuda - vseh vzjali iz bomboubezhisch, konkretno iz bomboubezhischa konservnogo zavoda i iz podvalov tozhe. Tam esche bylo troe russkih. Ot nih trebovali priznanija, chto oni naemniki. I ot menja trebovali, chtoby ja skazal pro naemnikov. Russkogo strashno bili. Oral, krichal: mama! Molodoj pacan. Let dvadcat'". [Vopros: On bez oruzhija byl?] "Tam vse, krome nas, byli bez oruzhija. Byli esche tri starika. Odnogo pomnju - storozh konservnogo zavoda Mudaev Jusup. [A pochemu ego vzjali?] On na konservnom zavode sidel. Berut vse muzhskoe naselenie. Noch'ju kakie-to kriki razdavalis', ocheredi, vystrely. [Rasstrelivali?] Ne znaju, ne iz nashego vagona byli. Iz nashego vagona odnogo vyveli, iz Krasnodara on byl, i bol'she ne zaveli". "Nu a potom za Hamidovym general FSK priehal i polkovniki. I menja oni tozhe uvezli. A tret'ego nashego sputnika Aslana Nahaeva v Mozdoke ne bylo - ne dovezli." ----------------------------------------------------- Neskol'ko slov kommentarija. 1. Prinadlezhnost' k FSK - ne zaschita. Chto harakterno, obvinjajutsja ingushi ne v predatel'stve, chto kak-to soglasovyvalos' by s ih prinadlezhnost'ju konkurirujuschej strukture, a v tom zhe, v chem vse rjadovye zhiteli Groznogo - v korrektirovke ognja. 2. Zanjatna eta fiksacija vnimanija na figure korrektirovschika. Bez mnogochislennyh jurkih korrektirovschikov v nas by ni v zhizn' ne popali. Rebjata s izumleniem otkryli, chto na vojne ubivajut ne tol'ko oni, no i ih, i osataneli. 3. Samoe glavnoe: v znachitel'noj stepeni ZhESTOKOST' IDET SVERHU i, pohozhe, javljaetsja chast'ju osoznannoj politiki. Rech' ne o stihijnom ozverenii soldat, jakoby po chelovecheski obizhennyh za tovarischej. Vsjakij soldat na vsjakoj vojne zvereet primerno v toj stepeni, v kakoj ego pooschrjajut ili ne prepjatstvujut oficery. Tak vot, iz pokazanij vidno, chto prikaz - ne prepjatstvovat', a pooschrjat' - idet sverhu. 4. Eto soglasuetsja so svedenijami, chto politotdel gruppy vojsk v Mozdoke izdaet gazetu, soderzhaschuju necenzurnuju (v oboih smyslah) versiju rechi Gracheva o Kovaleve i Jushenkove i sostavlennyj v duhe pis'ma zaporozhcev sultanu otvet Gracheva Rjue. Tam zhe - anonimnye korrespondencii tipa "esli etot K esche pojavitsja - rasterzaem". Nakonec, segodnja kak material Pravitel'stva RF rasprostraneno "Obraschenie voinov, vypolnjajuschih svoj dolg v Chechne", gde govoritsja, chto armija nahoditsja v dvojnom okruzhenii: kovarnyh chechencev i vragov naroda, okopavshihsja v redakcijah i ofisah partij. From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Mon Jan 30 10:25 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14884; Mon, 30 Jan 95 10:25:44 -0500 Message-Id: <9501301525.AA14884@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 4899; Mon, 30 Jan 95 10:24:11 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 4891; Mon, 30 Jan 1995 10:20:10 -0500 Date: Mon, 30 Jan 1995 15:54:22 +0100 Reply-To: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: OMRI Publications Subject:INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest, No. 21, Pt. I, 30 Jan 95 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from OMRI DAILY DIGEST No. 21, Part I, 30 January 1995 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Status: O BOMBARDMENT OF CHECHNYA CONTINUES AS RUSSIA DISMISSES TERROR THREAT Russian artillery bombardment of Grozny and of towns to the east and south continued from 27-29 January, Western agencies reported. On 29 January, the Russian government issued an official statement dismissing as unrealistic Dudaev's threat to extend the war to Russian cities if the aggression against Chechnya continues, Western media reported. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. AGREEMENT ON OPPOSITION AGAINST CHECHEN WAR SIGNED IN MOSCOW. Various Russian political and social organizations signed a joint document denouncing the war in Chechnya on 28 January in Moscow's Parliamentary Center. The state-owned ITAR-TASS agency reported that 40 organizations had taken part, but organizers told Russian TV there were 72 groups. The signatory parties included Russia's Democratic Choice, the Democratic Party of Russia and the human rights "Memorial" society. Human Rights Commissioner Sergei Kovalev addressed the session, saying that the agreement marked the emergence of a civil society in Russia. -- Julia Wishnevsky, OMRI, Inc. SURVEY FINDS KORZHAKOV INFLUENCE GROWING. The head of Yeltsin's security service, General Alexander Korzhakov, ranks number two on a list of the country's most influential people, according to a survey conducted by NTV's "Itogy," AFP reported 29 January. Every month the program asks politicians, political analysts, journalists and other opinion-makers for their top-ten listings of the country's most influential people, excluding Yeltsin. Only Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin ranked higher this time. Korzhakov ranked seventh in October, fourth in November, and third in December. The survey results reflect a growing perception in Moscow that Korzhakov has become a dominant figure in the president's inner circle of advisers. He has been accused of supporting the use of military force in Chechnya and opposing some aspects of economic reform. -- Robert Orttung, OMRI, Inc. INSTITUTE SAID DRAFT SITUATION CRITICAL. Manning the armed forces "has become the most acute problem of Russia's defense capability," according to Russia's Institute for Social and Political Studies, Interfax reported on 28 January. The institute cited a demographic crisis in the country and the large numbers of deferments as causes of the problem. The report noted that the number of people between the ages of 15 and 19 in the population had dropped by nearly 1.2 million in the past fifteen years. The law allows so many valid reasons for being deferred that 84% of draft-age men evaded conscription in 1994, compared to 48% in 1989. As a result, last spring's draft was said to have brought the armed forces up to 75% of their desired personnel, with ground forces able to fill just over half of their billets. -- Doug Clarke, OMRI, Inc. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 30 10:35:37 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from gw.srcc.msu.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03804; Mon, 30 Jan 95 10:35:29 -0500 Received: from srcc.UUCP (uusrcc@localhost) by gw.srcc.msu.su (8.6.9/8.6.9) with UUCP id SAA19097 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Mon, 30 Jan 1995 18:35:18 +0300 Received: by gamma.srcc.msu.su; Mon, 30 Jan 1995 18:34:19 +0300 Received: by enzyme.chem.msu.su (UUPC/@ v5.09gamma, 14Mar93); Mon, 30 Jan 1995 17:13:42 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: Chemical Enzymology Depart.,Chemistry Faculty, MSU From: "Pavel S. Pokrovsky" Date: Mon, 30 Jan 1995 17:13:40 +0300 Return-Receipt-To: aisem@enzyme.chem.msu.su Subject:INFO-RUSS:need occasion Status: OS Dear friend! We are looking for a possibility to transfer a tiny parcel with a chemical from Princeton or Los-Angeles to Moscow. It's extremely difficult to get this reagent in Moscow and it is quite necessary for performing PhD work, that's why we dare to bother you. If there would be any occasion to take this reagent from Anton Greenberg from Princeton and deliver it to Moscow, please contact Anton e.mail or from Los-Angeles - Ilia Zavialov e.mail or Inna Danilova e.mail Thanks a lot and hope to get a support. With best regards, Inna Danilova From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jan 31 18:40:09 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11994; Tue, 31 Jan 95 18:40:07 -0500 Received: by mail04.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA242535410; Tue, 31 Jan 1995 18:36:50 -0500 Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 18:36:50 -0500 From: SGKESQ@aol.com Message-Id: <950131183649_9414968@aol.com> To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian native breed info Status: O ------------------------------------------------------------------ ...if your dog speaks Russian...:-) AK ------------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Ones, I travel to Russia 1 - 2 times per year, and when not involved in my profession as attorney, indulge in my passion for dogs. I am the owner of native breeds found in the Soviet Union, specifically, Caucasian Shepherd, South Russian Sheepdog, and Black Russian Terrier. My husband and I have founded the national breed club - USA for the Caucasian Shepherd. I am writing a series of articles about this breed as well as the other native breeds, and plan (hopefully) to have a book completed by 1996. My request is for any and all information on these and all breeds native to the former Soviet Union. Pictures would be greatly appreciated and returned. My postal address is as follows: Stacey Kubyn, PO Box 745, Painesville, OH 44077; phone (216) 350-1900; fax (216) 350-1999. Thank you for your anticipated assistance in this fun endeavor!! Very truly yours, Stacey Kubyn From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jan 31 20:09 EST 1995 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27107; Tue, 31 Jan 95 20:09:31 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11988; Tue, 31 Jan 95 18:40:06 -0500 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11939; Tue, 31 Jan 95 18:26:14 -0500 Message-Id: <9501312326.AA11939@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Tue, 31 Jan 95 18:26:12 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) Subject: INFO-RUSS:from coordinator To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OS Dear folks, This is an "editorial column". Within last two weeks, info-russ has been under intensive hacker's attack. First, as you may have noticed, about a week ago somebody hiding behind an anonymous address , sent out a few unfriendly msgs distributed to the most of IR-subscribers, masked as "info-russ" postings, with the "reply-distributor". It was a fake "info-russ" mail-distributor. Under expert and greatly helpful guidance from one of my subscribers, to whom I am very grateful, I was able to fix the problem. Yesterday, a very nasty line appeared in the header "Apparently-to:" for one of the msgs. Anybody who knows about originators of these scums, are encouraged to get the info to me; I promise full confidentiality. Veterans of info-russ may remember that this was not the first hacker's attack on info-russ. Beats me why people do that; but I want them to understand that since I use my computers mostly for my sponsored research, I'll have, if push come to shove, to request a help from the appropriate Federal agencies. Another thing (might be related): after that unsubscription swan-song of one of our russ-patriotic subscribers I have received a few msgs from the people who demanded me to broaden the coverage of Real Russ- Patriotic views of whatever is happening in Russia (and, of course, to reduce the coverage of anything else). In addition to hate, this kind of msgs are full of cries for the freedom of the speech and opinions for their authors. Assuming there still are sufferers from the same syndrome out there, I want to offer them a little explanation about what this list is all about ( gosh, how many times have I to do that?!), and point out a direction for them to pursue their freedom. (i)This particular group can (technically speaking) be described as a mailing list. Meaning that this coordinator is under no obligation to include or not to include anybody in his list, as well as to to cover or not to cover any subject. And if he does run this list -- it is his courtesy, charity, donation, compassion, hobby, whatever. But not an obligation. And he doesn't owe anything to anybody. (ii) Now, dear Cinderellas of Russ-Patriotism (ANY kind of it), this coordinator owes you even less. Nobody owes you, for this matter. (Note, please, that the same is true of any OTHER kinds of Cinderellas.) And this coordinator doesn't care about your views or opinions about how the interests of Great Russia can or should be advanced. In fact, he doesn't care about Great Russia at all. He is a patriot of that geo-entity no more than of Great (Third) Reich. And the people whom he cares about in that place, are exactly the kind of people whom you would gladly put behind barbed wire. (iii) Yet your freedom of speech in no way is hampered by this coordinator. This is a free country after all. How do you exercise your freedom? Simple. Go to another news-group or mailing list. There are zillions of them around these days. Or even better off: start your own. All these cries of yours are not about your freedom, it is about your trying to cash "your" freedom on somebody else's account. Open your own. (iv) And what this, info-russ list is about? Many things, of course. But then again, it is not a supermarket, cannot be everything for everybody. The major objective of this coordinator was and is to help emigrants and refugees with their needs. Or more precisely -- to give them a vehicle to help themselves. Any other good people may join info-russ, they are welcome, as long as the major objectives of IR-list are OK with them, and if they feel that IR-list can be helpful to them -- and vice versa. All other subjects and interests came as secondary to this coordinator (and as his courtesy rather than a commitment). Besides, he wanted to pay dues to his own dissy-past and that of his friends, and their memory, and to reflect (not that often, mind you:-) on his own views of whatever happens in Russia and in the world. And if it is done by other people, whose style and work he likes, -- he is only happy to give them his bandwidth. (Even if they are off-the-wall fellas, like Nalpak, who however disappeared lately; who knows, probably in Chechnya:-). Recent example -- a brilliant, hardworking and selfless "korr" Alik Suhanov. And if there is a crisis in Russia -- this coordinator wants to have all the channels open -- as it happened during both coups in Moscow (and as is happening now with Chechnya). Why? Because that is where we all came from, and where most of us still have their families and friends. The same about Israel -- because Israel is one of the major (along with the US) countries that absorbed the immigrants from ex-USSR. And because, yes, Israel is a special place for many of us on this list. If this is an unusual list (as some point out in their msgs to me), well, the more credit to it:-). And if somebody doesn't like it -- well, take it or leave it. (v) Many of you, folks, send this coordinator msgs, which, although not necessarily unfriendly, have a lot of suggestions as to what YOU want HIM to do (introduce this new kind of service or that, make sublists, etc.). For people who try to help him -- gosh, how grateful he is! For those of you who seek better service for their specific needs: my friends, with my blessing -- do it YOURSELF. This coordinator is a bit busy the way it is. Some of you demand his reply -- or else you get angry and demand a satisfaction. Look, folks, suppose only 5% of you want to suddenly share with this coordinator your idea as to how you want to arrange his time and effort; with about 1100 subscribers, it makes 55 msgs for him to reply to at once. Be reasonable, please. The same if you want to get into lengthy discussion on ANY subject. Boy, some people try to talk this coordinator to death, with scholarly postures and infinite followups. Folks, as anyone of you, he has only 24 hours/day. That is why, in order to address these situations, there is (for a long while by now, sigh) this little rule among other 10 Commandments: ------------------------------------------------------------------ (vi) ... If you feel too strongly about something - unsubscribe and go to another list or START YOUR OWN. Don't lecture this coordinator how to run this list. ------------------------------------------------------------------ If anyone of you is unhappy for whatever reason, feel free to exercise your freedom of choice within this rule. On his part, this coordinator will only be happy to have fewer, but more dedicated subscribers; this list has a bit outgrew his resources. Who are those subscribers? All the good people on this list. 230+ of you who got a msg from this coordinator about "mednyi kolokol", are some of them. In reality, he doubts that his load will go down substantially. Although it is getting harder and harder, this coordinator suspects that he got stuck with you, guys, sigh:-). My very best. --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Feb 1 03:17:20 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17626; Wed, 1 Feb 95 03:17:13 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id LAA12303; (8.6.9/D) Wed, 1 Feb 1995 11:04:25 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id LAA15258; (8.6.9/D) Wed, 1 Feb 1995 11:03:24 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa20758; 1 Feb 95 11:03 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Wed, 1 Feb 1995 11:04:09 +0300 To:info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: sch57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Wed, 1 Feb 1995 11:04:07 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Raketa & vojna Status: O Hi, folks! Pro raketu: opublikovan tekst standartnogo opoveschenija ("vsem moreplavateljam..."), peredannogo MID v Voenno-morskoj shtab. Absoljutno tochno ukazan tip rakety, tochka zapuska i prizemlenija (napomnim, chto poslednjaja po schetu lazha sostojala v tom, chto raketa ne vysotno-meteorologicheskaja, a subballisticheskaja, i eto i vyzvalo "nedoumenie"). Intensivnye boi proishodjat v rajone Gudermesa i Arguna na vostok ot Groznogo i Samashek na zapad. Vchera vlasti ustami SHahraja obrushilis' s ugrozami na Ingushetiju, obvinjaja ee v ukryvatel'stve Dudaeva. Prezident Aushev prokommentiroval eto slovami "Znachit, SHahraj znaet to, chego ne znaet FSK". Znachenie Gudermesa pokazyvaet shema zheleznyh dorog v regione konflikta. Tochkami oboznachena zheleznaja doroga, kotoruju sejchas usilenno strojat zh/d vojska v gorah Dagestana v obhod CHechni. Kak mozhno videt', vse tri suschestvujuschie dorogi, iduschie iz Rossii k granitse Azerbajdzhana (glavnaja - cherez Groznyj, po tomu zhe napravleniju, chto shosse Rostov-Baku, i dve vtorostepennyh) prohodjat cherez Gudermes, kotoryj v strategicheskom plane okazyvaetsja vazhnee Groznogo. Trudno ponjat', chto odnovremenno idet vojna za kontrol' nad uzlom Gudermesa - i pri etom energichno strojat obhod, esli ne dopustit', chto Dagestanskij put' schitaetsja tozhe nenadezhnym, i resheno imet' dva malonadezhnyh puti. Nado li ponimat' etu shemu tak, chto teper' na ocheredi Azerbajdzhan? STAVROPOL'SKIJ /v Astrahan' OSETIJA KRAJ / : ______________________o_/CHervlen-: \ naja : \ : I CHECHNJA \ DAGESTAN N \ : G Groznyj \ : U_______O____________________O___ : SH Gudermes \ : E \ : T \: I v Mahachkalu, Baku JA GRUZIJA Do sih por ne soobscheno, kem podpisano i podpisano li obraschenie voennosluzhaschih, o kotorom ja uzhe pisal. Vchera ono opublikovano v "Rossijskoj gazete" bez vsjakih podpisej (kak v avguste 1968 g. "Obraschenie gosudarstvennyh i partijnyh rukovoditelej CHehoslovakii"). Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Feb 1 13:13:01 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18375; Wed, 1 Feb 95 13:12:55 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id VAA03614; (8.6.9/D) Wed, 1 Feb 1995 21:04:23 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id VAA03320; (8.6.9/D) Wed, 1 Feb 1995 21:03:35 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa02155; 1 Feb 95 21:03 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Wed, 1 Feb 1995 20:56:59 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Wed, 1 Feb 1995 20:56:59 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Predpolagajemyje novosti prizyva Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Popravka k segodnjashnemu soobscheniju. Kak voditsja, osnovnaja informacija sobiraetsja k vecheru (po Moskve). Tak vot: ataka na Gudermes ne proishodit i ego dazhe ne bombili. Ser'eznye boi v Groznom: federaly predprinimajut popytki forsirovat' Sunzhu. Selo Samashki zanjato vojkami, i uzhe vtoroj den' iz nego donositsja nepreryvnaja strel'ba. V sele pochti 10.000 bezhencev iz Groznogo. Pomoschnik S.Kovaleva Sergej Sirotkin zajavil v Nazrani, chto komissiej po pravam cheloveka pri aktivnoj pomoschi oficial'nyh vlastej Ingushetiii obobscheny i zaprotokolirovany pokazanija soten zhertv pytok v konclagerjah, v tom chisle neskol'ko chelovek so sledami professional'nyh pytok (kistjami ruk, razdavlennymi improvizirovannym stankom, izgotavlivaemym iz naruchnikov). Tem bolee ponjatno, pochemu komissiju Soveta Evropy nel'zja bylo dopuskat' v Nazran'. Voobsche pravila igry ponjatny: status svedenij iz nevojujuschej Ingushetii byl by, s tochki zrenija bjurokratov ot pravozaschitnoj dejatel'nosti Soveta Evropy ne nizhe, chem poluchennyh ot oficial'nyh vlastej Rossii - i oni byli prosto rady i otsutstviju Kovaleva, i "tehnicheskim prichinam", pomeshavshim posetit' Nazran'. Nekotorye detali ministerskogo proekta Zakona o voinskoj objazannosti, postupivshego na rassmotrenie parlamenta: VDVOE (do treh i chetyreh let) uvelichivaetsja srok sluzhby, POLNOST'Ju OTMENJaETSJa otsrochka dlja zavershenija obrazovanija. Ja dovol'no vysoko ocenivaju shansy etogo zakona, i esli ja okazhus' prav - mozhno budet priglashat' antikolumba i zakryvat' nashu stranu. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Feb 1 13:25:49 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from netmail2.microsoft.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18406; Wed, 1 Feb 95 13:25:47 -0500 Received: by netmail2.microsoft.com (5.65/25-eef) id AA12634; Wed, 1 Feb 95 10:26:22 -0800 Message-Id: <9502011826.AA12634@netmail2.microsoft.com> Received: by netmail2 using fxenixd 1.0 Wed, 01 Feb 95 10:26:22 PST X-Msmail-Message-Id: 30D65538 X-Msmail-Conversation-Id: 30D65538 From: Eugene Zabokritski To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 1 Feb 95 10:01:32 TZ Subject: INFO-RUSS: International Notarization question Status: O Dear folks: I am trying to notarize a document (in my case, "Power of Attorney" - "Doverennost") so that it would have legal power in Russia. According to Russian officials, there is an additional (American) seal that would magically make the document be legal outside the US. If anybody has any clue about what this additional seal is, would you please share you knowledge with me. Thanks a lot -- Zhenya (eugenez@microsoft.com) P.S. I DO know that this kind of document can be done through a Russian consulate. But I am interested in how to obtain that seal from AMERICAN authorities. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Feb 1 17:26:23 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19065; Wed, 1 Feb 95 17:26:21 -0500 Message-Id: <9502012226.AA19065@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Wed, 1 Feb 95 17:26:19 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) Subject:REPLIES from THEM To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Albeit you see "INFO-RUSS" headings above, this msg is mailed by me only to 230+ signators of our letter regarding Chechnya war sent by us to Mr. Presidents of the US and other member of the US Government, and leaders of Senate and House. Dear friends-"podpisants", Within last few days I've received finaly (first) two letters from the people on our sending list. They came from the office of Deputy Secretary of State, Mr. Talbot and from the Senator Jesse Helms, Chairman, Senate Committee of Foreign Relations (and signed by him personally). These two letters are drastically (to my unexperienced eye:-) different. (i)office of Deputy Secretary of State, Mr. Talbot "We also have serious concerns about the level of violence and the number of civilian casualties in Chechnya. We have urged the Russians to do everything possible to minimize the violence, end the suffering, and preserve the human rights. HOWEVER, Chechnya is an issue that must be resolved by Russian and Chechen authorities in a framework that recognizes the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation and is consistent with international norms" (ii) Senator Jesse Helms, Chairman, Senate Committee of Foreign Relations "The violence and indiscriminate bombing of civilian targets in Chechnya is contrary to Russian efforts to continue the development of democratic processes and institutions. In my opinion the stability of Russia is MORE threatened by the mass casualties among the civilian population of Chechnya than by the issue of Russian sovereignty in the region. While I am aware that the serious differences exist between the Russian government and leaders in Chechnya, I am gravely disappointed at President Yeltsyn's decision to respond with violence. I have met with Elena Bonner, ... who has been a voice for peace in the Caucasus. She believes the US has failed to make a significant stand against Russian aggression. I have ALSO raised my concerns with the State Department. The fact that the US is currently sending VAST amounts of economic assistance to Russia is especially troubling. It is reported that the cost of the invasion to Chechnya is over $1 BILLION. If we continue our assistance, especially through multilateral lending institutions, an argument can be made that we are in essence FINANCING the invasion by subsidizing the Russian government. The US needs to seriously consider CUTTING OFF financial assistance to Russia unless President Yeltsyn PURGES his government of hardliners and renews the process of reform. I have long opposed the giveaway of hard-earned US taxpayer money to corrupt and inefficient governments. At the very least, assistance should be based on criteria in the interests of the United States." Well, looks like at least Senator Helms fully agrees with our letter... I am still waiting the letters from other people on our mailing list (Mr. President including...). Best, Alex Kaplan From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Thu Feb 2 10:48 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14236; Thu, 2 Feb 95 10:48:03 -0500 Message-Id: <9502021548.AA14236@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 8080; Thu, 02 Feb 95 10:46:14 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 8074; Thu, 2 Feb 1995 10:46:10 -0500 Date: Thu, 2 Feb 1995 16:43:42 +0100 Reply-To: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: OMRI Publications Subject:INFO-RUSS:OMRI Daily Digest, No. 24, Part I, 2 Feb 95 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST No. 24, Part I, 2 February 1995, AK --------------------------------------------------------------------- WARRANT ISSUED FOR DUDAEV'S ARREST. Russian acting Prosecutor-General Aleksei Ilyushenko's office issued a warrant for the arrest of Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudaev on charges of high treason (which carries a possible death sentence), incitement to terrorism, violation of ethnic and racial equality, and violation of the law on referendums, Interfax and ITAR-TASS reported on 1 February. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. FIGHTING IN AND AROUND GROZNY CONTINUES. Russian artillery bombardment of Grozny continued on 1 February. A Chechen military spokesman denied claims that Russian forces had succeeded in crossing the Sundzha river and had established a bridgehead in the southeast of the city, Interfax reported. During the night of 31 January-1 February, Russian forces also launched an intensive artillery attack on the village of Samashki, east of Grozny, on grounds that it was harboring Dudaev supporters, Western agencies reported. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, Inc. GRACHEV REPORTED HOSPITALIZED. Defense Minister Pavel Grachev had been in the hospital for two days as of 1 February, Postfactum reported. NTV said a ministry spokesman refused to comment on the report. The television station noted that "the number of military leaders on sick leave is growing steadily as the operation in Chechnya goes on." -- Doug Clarke, OMRI, Inc. INGUSH DENOUNCES SHAKHRAI. Ingushetia's Vice President Boris Agapov denounced recent comments by Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Shakhrai, charging that he and the "power ministers"--military, intelligence, and police--had "blacklisted the Ingush as a disloyal nation which has strong separatist feelings," Interfax reported on 1 February. Agapov warned that some Russian politicians are "looking for a pretext to influence Ingushetia." Such moves, he claimed, would lead to a spread of the conflict from Chechnya into Ingushetia. He expressed concern about the fact that all of the power ministries were directly subordinate to the president. "At one time [they] were directly subordinate to Stalin. The result is well known," he said. -- Robert Orttung, OMRI, Inc. PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION TO BE FINANCED BY OIL EXPORTS? The Foreign Economic Relations Ministry has granted a company named Rostoplivo oil export privileges in order to "finance the programs of the administrative department of the Presidency," Izvestiya reported on 1 February. The authorities "are secretly creating their own shadow economy," the article charged. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Davydov denied the allegations, saying no new companies had been added to the list of "special exporters," who handle all Russia's oil exports, according to ITAR-TASS. The presidential administration also rejected the claims, saying it had never heard of Rostoplivo, Reuters reported. In December, Izvestiya caused an uproar by publishing a letter from presidential security chief Maj.-Gen. Aleksandr Korzhakov to the prime minister opposing plans to abolish oil export quotas. -- Penny Morvant, OMRI, Inc. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Feb 2 13:38:56 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25705; Thu, 2 Feb 95 13:38:42 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id VAA02811; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 2 Feb 1995 21:32:36 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id VAA18302; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 2 Feb 1995 21:31:55 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa29546; 2 Feb 95 21:31 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Thu, 2 Feb 1995 21:25:30 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 2 Feb 1995 21:25:29 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Dva prikaza i Vox Populi Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Hi, folks! V dopolnenie ko vcherashnemu soobscheniju o planah izmenenija prizyvnyh pravil: otdan prikaz ministra oborony o sozdanii ODNOGODIChNYH oficerskih shkol. Ochevidno, net nikakih shansov na ih zapolnenie dobrovol'cami. Direktrisa Federal'noj migracionnoj sluzhby g-zha T.Regent izdala prikaz, zapreschajuschij predostavljat' status bezhencev (tochnee, vynuzhdennyh pereselencev) "licam chechenskoj nacional'nosti". Korrespondentu "Moskovskih novostej" ona zajavila, chto prikaz prinjat "pod davleniem sverhu". Zakony i konvencii, imejuschie silu zakona, kotorye etim narusheny, mozhno perechisljat' dolgo, i etot perechen' nachinaetsja s Konstitucii RF, zapreschajuschej dazhe "trebovat' ot grazhdan opredelenija ili ukazanija svoej nacional'noj [etnicheskoj] prinadlezhnosti". Zabavno, chto eta stat'ja mozhet byt' priostanovlena pri rezhime ChP (v otlichie ot takih dejstvitel'no fundamental'nyh svobod, kak pravo chastnoj sobstvennosti). Vprochem, ChP ne vvodilos'. Iz sosednih regionov Kavkaza, osobenno Dagestana, prodolzhajut postupat' soobschenija o skoplenii vojsk i ih vyzyvajuschem povedenii. V Groznyj vozvrascheny batal'ony morskoj pehoty, vyvedennye iz nego ranee. Dolgovremennaja militarizacija zhizni Rossii, dejstvitel'no, kak-to ne soglasuetsja so vse zhe ogranichennym harakterom chechenskoj operacii. Predpolozhenie, chto stranu zablagovremenno gotovjat k shirokomasshtabnoj grazhdanskoj vojne (kak minimum na vsem Kavkaze) poluchaet vse bol'she kosvennyh podtverzhdenij. Politika, naibolee aktivno provodivshajasja vlastjami poslednie poltora goda (pikom byl perevorot oktjabrja 1993) i sostojavshaja v vyzyvajuschem, bez vsjakih popytok pravovogo obosnovanija, massovom lishenii rossijskih grazhdan kavkazskogo proishozhdenija grazhdanskih prav, kak teper' jasno, byla ne spontannoj i ne sluchajnoj. Sozdav dlja kavkazcev polozhenie, napominavshee polozhenie nemeckih evreev mezhdu 1933 godom i "Kristalnacht", oni iskljuchili vozmozhnost' sozdanija v regione liderov, podobnyh prezidentam Tatarii ili Bashkirii - masterov kompromissa i torga. Takoj lider proigryvaet vsjakomu, kto appeliruet k chuvstvam vrazhdy i boli. Dopolnitel'no oni zamarali demokratov i pravozaschitnikov, vo mnozhestve togda okruzhavshih vlast' i okazyvavshih ej moral'nuju podderzhku. Imenno eti ljudi, rasterjavshie uzhe togda pochti vsju svoju populjarnost', ustalye i razocharovannye, i pytajutsja - vpolne bezuspeshno - organizovat' kakoe-to soprotivlenie partii vojny. Pri etom razocharovavshijsja v svoih liderah narod prodolzhaet udivitel'no stabil'no (kolebanija za period vojny 1-2 procentnyh punkta) pokazyvat' svoe otnoshenie k proishodjaschemu. Vot dannye oprosa po reprezentativnoj vyborke (gorodskoe i sel'skoe naselenie), konec janvarja: Vopros: izmenilos' li vashe otnoshenie k vvodu vojsk v Chechnju? 1. Ja i ran'she i teper' za 15% 2. Ran'she protiv, teper' za 6% 3. Ran'she za, teper' protiv 11% 4. I ran'she, i teper' protiv 52% Dlja sravnenija: Moskva 18, 8, 9, 44 Oblastnye centry 15, 6, 13, 62 Malye goroda 15, 2, 10, 55 Selo 15, 9, 12, 52 Gruppirovka po otnosheniju k vojne i El'cinu na 7 janvarja: 1. Protiv vojny, protiv El'cina 48% 2. Za vojnu, protiv El'cina 12% 3. Protiv vojny, ne protiv E. 15% 4. Za vojnu, ne protiv E. 8% Dva netrivial'nyh vyvoda: Moskva - samaja militaristskaja gruppa, a iz tablicy 2, iz sravnenija strok 1-2 i 3-4 vidno, chto skoree vojna formiruet otnoshenie k politikam, a ne predvzjatoe otnoshenie k nim zaranee opredeljaet i otnoshenie k vojne. Ustojchivost' i opredelennost' otnoshenija naroda k vojne - pozhaluj, edinstvennyj istochnik nesmelogo optimizma. Vash A. From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Fri Feb 3 11:37 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24266; Fri, 3 Feb 95 11:37:26 -0500 Message-Id: <9502031637.AA24266@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 3386; Fri, 03 Feb 95 11:35:35 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 3370; Fri, 3 Feb 1995 11:35:33 -0500 Date: Fri, 3 Feb 1995 15:58:31 +0100 Reply-To: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: OMRI Publications Subject:INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest, No. 25, Part I, 3 Feb 95 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O -------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST No. 25, Part I, 3 February 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------- KULIKOV ON WAR IN CHECHNYA. Fierce fighting continued on 2 February in southeastern districts of Grozny and in the town of Argun, eight miles to the east, Western agencies reported. Speaking at a press conference in Moscow, Col.-Gen. Anatolii Kulikov, commander of the Interior Ministry troops who have assumed responsibility for the Chechen campaign, stated that although Russian control has been reasserted over much of Chechnya, "the turning point has not yet been reached." He predicted a protracted guerrilla war. Fuller, OMRI, Inc. COUNCIL OF EUROPE VOTES TO DELAY CONSIDERATION OF RUSSIA'S CANDIDACY. The Council of Europe voted on 2 February to delay consideration of Russia's candidacy for membership, according to a CE press spokesman. The conduct of the Chechen campaign has raised concerns about whether Russia is adhering to CE principles, which include respect for democracy and human rights. -- Michael Mihalka, OMRI, Inc. AGENCY DISCRIMINATES AGAINST CHECHEN REFUGEES. The Federal Immigration Service sent out a telegram to all local services in Russia with instructions not to register any citizen of Chechen nationality as a refugee. Moscow News published the text of a telegram which was sent out on 27 December 1994. The chair of the Committee for Aid to Refugees Svetlana Gannushkina said "this discriminatory measure deprives Chechen refugees of the right to official attention and aid," Russian TV reported on 2 February. She said the policy is still in effect, and only ethnic Russians from Chechnya are being registered. -- Robert Orttung, OMRI, Inc. DUMA DEPUTY MURDERED. The body of State Duma Deputy and businessman Sergei Skorochkin was found in Moscow Oblast on 2 February, ITAR-TASS reported. Skorochkin, who was abducted on 1 February, had been shot. He was a member of the ultranationalist Libera Democratic Party (LDP) faction in the Duma. Two Duma deputies were murdered last year: former banker Andrei Aidzerdis and Communist Valentin Martemyanov. -- Penny Morvant, OMRI, Inc. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Feb 4 23:49:01 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10548; Sat, 4 Feb 95 23:48:59 -0500 Received: by mail04.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA235639539; Sat, 4 Feb 1995 23:45:39 -0500 Date: Sat, 4 Feb 1995 23:45:39 -0500 From: Dhbarrett@aol.com Message-Id: <950204233829_13262301@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Help in search Status: O Hello! I am trying to find a Russian woman who moved from Tajikistan to Moscow about a year ago. When she moved, she gave an address to her old friend from Dushanbe (and my friend) who lives in New York, but this address turned out to be wrong (it was a hurried phone conversation and possibly there was a misunderstanding). I have had someone in Moscow check this address, and other similar addresses, and nobody knows her. I don't have much information, so I think the best way to find her might be to find someone who knew her in Dushanbe who might have a correct address. I realize this is difficult because so many Russians have left there, but finding her in a large city like Moscow is difficult also. Can anyone help me with: --An e-mail address for the Tajik State Agricultural Institute, the university she attended. --Any contacts in Dushanbe who might be able to help. --Any ideas on how to find her in Moscow, possibly a way to contact someone at the zoo there (where she might have tried to find a job). Here is the information I have: Her name is Larisa Vladimirovna Vasilevskaya (maiden name Fishkina--she is divorced) She was born in Kursk, February 1961. Grew up in Dushanbe. Studied zoology at Tajik State Agricultural Institute, 1978-84. Worked at the zoo in Dushanbe until two or three years ago. Moved from Dushanbe to Moscow in February or March last year. Her whole family moved at the same time, a brother and sister with her to Moscow, her mother to Tashkent (we think). The family's address in Dushanbe was: Ulitsa Firdavsi 60-5 Dushanbe Tajikistan 734061 She also has a sister, Irina, who has lived in Moscow for some time. Unfortunately, I don't know her married name. I don't know much more than that. If anyone has any ideas, please e-mail me at Dhbarrett@aol.com. Thanks. David Barrett From burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Mon Feb 6 01:42 EST 1995 Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19499; Mon, 6 Feb 95 01:42:52 -0500 Date: Mon, 6 Feb 95 00:51:17 EST From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA12491; Mon, 6 Feb 95 00:51:17 EST Message-Id: <9502060551.AA12491@lassp.cornell.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: Or Uhudshayutsya otnosheniya Chechencev s Sovetskoj armiej na severe, v rajonah nikogda ne podchinyavshihsya Dudaevu. Sperva tamoshnie pahany nachali sdavat' oruzhie, no posle neskol'kih stychek i ograblenij OMONovcami otkazalis'. Tak, v Naurskoj specnazovcy snyali s ruk u 5 mestnyh chasy, v 7 domah iz`yaty 2 TV i 5 magnitofonov. Vzorvano 4 doma, 9 chel ubito, 23 arestovano. Vse naletchiki v maskah, zhalovat'sya ne na kogo. Antidudaevskie chechency organizpvali svoyu miliciyu, dlya zaqity i ot dudevskih i ot elkinskih. V rezul'tate "neizvestnyj specnaz" razoruzhil patrul', arestoval 19 krest'yan, 3 (vkl 1 russkogo) ubili pryamo v mashine po doroge v Mozdok. Teper' i Avturhanovkih grozyat prichislit' k bandformirovanoyam. Specnazovcy v maskah i na mashine bez nomerov ograbili mashinu Avturhanova, nachal'nika promoskovskogo vremennogo soveta. Vzyali magnitofon i dvorniki. Napryzhenka i v Ingushetii: v/ch 37254 poselili v tehnikume v Mozdoke -- cherez nedelyu tehnikum razgrabili, komandir chasti sam vyvozil mebel' i razreshil svoim brat' vse, chto najdut. Dudaev v interview skazal, chto emu ne do smerti syna, u nego kazhdyj den' gibnet po 1000 synovej. U russkih, zastryavshih v Groznom, otnosheniya s sosedyami-chechencami, v osnovnom, horoshie. Prikarmlivayut, zovut pryatat'sya v podval. Do togo, kak centr goroda sovsem razbombili, tam bylo mesto, "Minutka", gde sobiralis' boeviki, alkashi i mirnye zhiteli. Otkuda-to privozili hleb: davali vsem, besplatno, bojcam, russkim mestnym, chechencam, tol'ko bomzham ustanovili normu - 1 baton v ruki. Tak sovetskaya aviaciya naletala bombit' kak raz, kogda vse stariki spolzalis' za hlebom. Agent litovskih specsluzhb Sosnovskis, torzhestvenno otlovlennyj v Chechne, okazalsya chekistom po imeni Vladimir Ajsnis- Musa, kotoryj byl napravlen gebuhoj vnedryats'sy v litovskuyu kontrrazvedku eqe v 1991. Ta ego, yasnoe delo, poslala kuda podal'she. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Feb 6 02:16:58 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from techst02.technion.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22586; Mon, 6 Feb 95 02:16:53 -0500 Received: (from c0779952@localhost) by techst02.technion.ac.il (8.6.9/8.6.6) id JAA08913; Mon, 6 Feb 1995 09:16:47 +0200 Date: Mon, 6 Feb 1995 09:16:41 +0200 (EET) From: "Mezhibovsky E." To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Data base programs in Unix Message-Id: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: O Hi all !!! May be someone know about any Data Base programs for UNIX just like Magic for DOS ??? May be there is Magic for UNIX ??? For those of you who doesn't know what is Magic and therefore what sort of program i need: Magic is a program where you can program your own specific structure of data... It used to hold in Magic sorts of catalogs, so you can search any info within it ,change it or create another field of data and so on... Any info or ftp/telnet archives for this sort of programs will be usefull... thnx.... ________________________________________________________________________________ Demented7 ... Who said don't look back ? Don't beleive 'em... From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Feb 6 13:09:07 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23375; Mon, 6 Feb 95 13:08:56 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id UAA08768; (8.6.9/D) Mon, 6 Feb 1995 20:58:15 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id UAA20229; (8.6.9/D) Mon, 6 Feb 1995 20:57:34 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa15087; 6 Feb 95 20:57 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Mon, 6 Feb 1995 20:55:53 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Mon, 6 Feb 1995 20:55:53 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Groznyj vz'at?.. Groznyj berut. Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Groznyj vzjat?.. Groznyj berut. Hi, folks! 6/2/1995 Za poslednie sutki federaly dostigli v Groznom znachitel'nyh uspehov. Obojdja gorod s jugo-vostoka (s polnost'ju razrushennogo poselka gorodskogo tipa Argun), oni nachali ataki s tyla. Vmeste s tem desantnye gruppy pronikli na neskol'ko km ot Sunzhi i pri podderzhke artillerii krajne zatrudnili peredvizhenija v rajone ploschadi "Minutka" (vazhnyj perekrestok v jugo-vostochnoj chasti, v 2-3 km ot reki i reskoma). Predprinjatye chechencami kontrataki s cel'ju razbit' Argunskuju gruppirovku i otbit' tramvajnoe depo u Sunzhi uspeha ne imeli. Vmeste s tem ne sootvetstvujut dejstvitel'nosti utverzhdenija pravitel'stva o kontrole nad Groznym, polnoj blokade i likvidacii Groznenskogo komandnogo centra chechenskoj armii. Segodnja zhurnalistu latvijskoj gazety "Diena" udalos' proehat' v Groznyj i obratno vmeste s popolneniem, on videl komandujuschego generala Aslana Masadova. Vmeste s tem kachestvo i kolichestvo vooruzhenija opolchencev nedostatochnoe. Prezident Ingushetii Aushev podtverdil, chto v rezul'tate vooruzhennogo stolknovenija mezhdu armiej i pogranichnikami (po odnoj iz mnogochislennyh oshibok) sbit vertolet Mi-24. Tol'ko chto postupilo soobschenie, chto gruppa vidnyh intellektualov (66 chelovek) podpisala pis'mo, prizyvajuschee liderov "demokraticheskih partij" k ob'edineniju pered ugrozoj "reakcii". Sredi podpisavshih - kak vidnye "pacifisty", tak i ogoltelye militaristy. A "demokraty", po slozhivshejsja terminologii - eto, naprimer, Javlinskij, predlagavshij sebja v zalozhniki v nachale vojny, i Shahraj - odin iz iniciatorov vojny, avtor plana uprazdnenija vseh voobsche avtonomij i peredela granic russkih oblastej. Takaja vot prostitucija kak zakon politiki. Podobnosti, nadejus', budut zavtra. Promoskovskie lidery Chechni (t.n. "vremennyj sovet") vystupili s protestom protiv "bezobraznogo i provokacionnogo povedenija vojsk" i "bespredela", tvorimogo v Groznom. V zajavlenii upomjanuto massovoe "vzjatie v plen" mirnyh grazhdan. V to zhe vremja oficial'nye vlasti respubliki otricajut, chto pri sostojavshihsja obmenah plennymi byl osvobozhden hotja by odin ih boec. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Feb 6 17:32:30 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from Emerald.Tufts.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23773; Mon, 6 Feb 95 17:32:24 -0500 Received: (from swinitzk@localhost) by emerald.tufts.edu (8.6.9/8.6.9) id RAA00187 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Mon, 6 Feb 1995 17:32:18 -0500 Date: Mon, 6 Feb 1995 17:32:18 -0500 From: Serge Winitzki Message-Id: <199502062232.RAA00187@emerald.tufts.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: A Meeting with Renata Mukha Status: O Hi! This is to invite all in the Boston area to visit the Museum of Marina Tsvetaeva for an afternoon with Renata Mukha, a Ukrainian poet, story-teller, and professor of English (currently traveling Kharkov-London-Paris-USA-Kharkov) who will talk about her experiences at home and abroad. All are welcome. Time: Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 pm Place: Museum of Marina Tsvetaeva, 50 Sawyer Ave, Somerville, MA. (off Curtis St., nearest T stop - Davis Sq. red line) tel. (617)666-3142 [ donation of $5 suggested ] (This message is posted on behalf of Marina Katseva, the manager) Thank you for your interest Serge Winitzki From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Feb 8 18:57:11 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from albrecht.ecn.purdue.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07958; Wed, 8 Feb 95 18:57:10 -0500 Received: from albrecht.ecn.purdue.edu (sasha@localhost) by albrecht.ecn.purdue.edu (8.6.9/3.5davy) id SAA13292; Wed, 8 Feb 1995 18:57:08 -0500 Message-Id: <199502082357.SAA13292@albrecht.ecn.purdue.edu> Date: Wed, 8 Feb 1995 18:57:08 -0500 From: Alejandro Nalpak Content-Type: text To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS:Otvalivshiesya Mysli Status: O The rumors of me being wasted in the South Front were greatly exaggerated. It was just a wishfull thinking of that good-for-nothing coordinator. I am back; have lately been busy thinking... -------------------------------------------------------------------- From the keyboard of Alejandro Nalpak -------------------------------------------------------------------- Otvalivshiesya Mysli Off-the-wall thoughts (The thoughts are mine; when using, please credit the source. I am not liable though if you take any of them seriously. -- Al Nalpak) Gusi vybrali lebedya v nachal'stvo; lebed' tol'ko krasovalsya, delo ne delal. Vybraly gusya; okazalsya prohvost, provorovalsya. Vybrali lisu; vse byli schastlivy. Utrom ushel v internet; bol'she ego nikto ne videl. Voznessya na sed'moe nebo; vyshe nekuda. Vdrug protyok potolok: naverhu prorvalo unitaz. Nepriznanyi genii; uehal na zapad. Tozhe ne priznali. Obidelsya za Rossiyu; stal patriotom. Israel, v otdele kadrov: "You are Vasyukov? A Jew? Oh, no, no, with the name like that we would better hire a real Russian..." Got an e-mail date. Nine months later gave a birth to a nice cute IBM clone... Sekretnaya kontora pod Moskvoi proizvodila litsa. Tol'ko po spec-zakazu, dlya vyshego nachal'stva. Mezhdunarodnyi skandal: halturili, okazalos' -- ne litsa, a zh*py. Nobody ever noticed before. Ob'yavlenie: Poteryal mysl'. Nashedshego proshu vernut'. Otvet: Nashel mysl'. Ne znayu vasha li. Prishlite podrobnoe opisanie. Rodilsya, uchilsya, zhenilsya, razvelsya, uehal. Vstal na welfare, rabotal na cash, zhenilsya, razvelsya, vernulsya. Nochami snilsya Rim. "Bei zhidov, spasai Rossiyu." "Bei zhidov i komissarov". "Bei zhidov i velosipedistov." "Bei zhidov i chechentsev." Zhidy byli patrioty; ne toropilis' ehat'. Announcement in info-russ: Russian-speaking dog wanted, with a New-England accent, please. Ob'yavlenie na info-russ: ona byla tak prekrasna, osobenno zdes'..., i tam..., nu, vy znaete. No telefon ne ostavila; prishlite kto znaet (primety -- vyshe). Chem dal'she ot granitsy, tem bol'she patriotov. "Evrei, evrei, krugom odni evrei", bormotal Potylyts'ko, oformlyayas' v Jewish Family Service. Tried to use his high IQ as sex-attraction. Got always screwed up: was getting the same in return. Byl v Rossii evreem. Ispolnilas' mechta zhizni: uehal v Shtaty... okazalsya russkim. Amerikantsy pribegayut s krikom :"We love Russia!", russkie krichat "Ty nash Patriot!", a izrail'tyane voobschhe chert-te chto govoryat... Zapisalsya v ochered' v Marsianskoe posol'stvo... Ona byla prekrasna, s nog do golovy (i obratno...). No zvuk on ne vklyuchal; boyalsya. Bezhenets; ne poluchil mesto nachal'nika kakoe imel v Moskve. Ugrozhal druz'yam chto vernyotsya obratno. To be or not to be, it's not a question. To sign or not to sign?... Son starogo emigranta: snova v Moskve; ne mozhet vyehat'; hodit po instantsiyam. Prosypaetsya v holodnom potu. Zabludilsya v internete; kogda vernulsya nazad -- okazalos', sperli komputer. Ne smog vyiti naruzhu. Rasstrelivali utrechkom, po holodku. Zapivali pivkom, pod voblu. Dnem veshali kogo esche ne rasstrelyali. Veryovku otsylali v dom dlya sirot; prigoditsya v hozyaistve. Vecherkom vypivali doma, horosho, po semeinomu. Nochyu arrestovyvali novyh -- gotovilis' k utru. Zhizn' byla normal'naya; produktov hvatalo. The peace arrived at last. Its main beneficiaries were stray dogs and buzzards. Very thoughtfully yours, Alejandro Nalpak -------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Feb 9 06:32:00 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from usthk.ust.hk by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13778; Thu, 9 Feb 95 06:31:55 -0500 Received: from usthk.ust.hk by usthk.ust.hk (PMDF #2850 ) id <01HMUUOKONWW8Y9REC@usthk.ust.hk>; Thu, 9 Feb 1995 19:21:13 +0800 Date: 09 Feb 1995 19:21:13 +0800 From: LAMBROS@usthk.ust.hk Subject: INFO-RUSS: Research Positions in Structural Engineering in Hong Kong To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------------- RESEARCH POSITIONS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AT HKUST Research positions at the postdoctoral as well as at the graduate student level are available at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Applicants must have a strong background in applied mathematics and mechanics, and particularly in one or more of the following areas: 1) structural dynamics 2) computational stochastic mechanics 3) random vibrations 4) modelling of traffic and aerodynamic loads on bridges 5) structural system identification 6) damage detection using vibration measurements 7) structural control Prospective candidates must have a strong analytical as well as computational (using FORTRAN) background and must be able to communicate (read and write) in english at a satisfactory level. For more information interested parties should contact as soon as possible: Dr. Lambros Katafygiotis Dept. of Civil & Structural Engineering The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Clear Water Bay, Kowloon Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2358-8750 Fax: (852) 2358-1534 e-mail:"lambros@usthk.ust.hk" To expedite the communication process candidates are encouraged to make use of electronic mail. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Feb 9 11:59:46 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14239; Thu, 9 Feb 95 11:59:34 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with UUCP id TAA13564; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 9 Feb 1995 19:44:03 +0300 Received: by kremvax.demos.su; Thu, 9 Feb 1995 19:40:50 +0300 Received: by sch57.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Thu, 9 Feb 1995 13:19:56 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 9 Feb 1995 13:19:56 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: "Planomernyj othod" i oborona Arguna Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* "Planomernyj othod" iz Groznogo i oborona Arguna Hi, folks! 8/2/1995 Chechenskoe pravitel'stvo ustami ministra informacii M.Udugova i prisoedinivshegosja k nemu Dudaeva soobschilo ob evakuacii pravitel'stva i glavnogo shtaba iz Groznogo. Po ih zavereniju, evakuacija nosit planovyj harakter, prichem pervonachal'no namechalas' na 1 fevralja. Pravitel'stvo perevoditsja v odin iz gorodov central'noj Chechni, a shtab - v blizhnij prigorod Groznogo. Komandovat' oboronoj budet po-prezhnemu general Aslan Mashadov (nesmotrja na sluhi o ego plohom sostojanii - depressii). Po slovam g-na Udugova, plan, o kotorom shla rech' vyshe, predusmatrivaet aktivnye, v tom chisle nastupatel'nye dejstvija i rasschitan na dlitel'nyj srok. Vse eto vygljadit kak aktivnoe propagandistskoe prikrytie krupnogo (hotja i ne okonchatel'nogo) porazhenija, no, kak ni stranno, takovym ne javljaetsja. Pohozhe, moment dlja othoda vybran chechenskoj storonoj dejstvitel'no po sobstvennoj iniciative - segodnja v gorod, jakoby blokirovannyj federalami, postupali podkreplenija, i krome boev v jugo-zapadnoj chasti shli takzhe stolknovenija u central'nogo vokzala - v glubine "federal'noj" zony, na levom beregu Sunzhi. Jugo-vostochnye rajony goroda bombilis' aviaciej. Promoskovskoe rukovodstvo Avturhanova otlozhilo pereezd v severnye rajony Groznogo i ostalos' na severe Chechni. Krome togo, rossijskie vojska ponesli tjazhelye poteri i ne dobilis' bol'shogo uspeha v novom srazhenii u gorodka Argun. Prodolzhaetsja mnogodnevnyj boj za selo Samashki. Iz drugoj zhizni: v voennom tribunale Moskovskogo voennogo okruga nachato zakrytoe slushanie dela shpiona respubliki Zimbabve. "Marazm krepchal". Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Feb 9 13:02:04 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14345; Thu, 9 Feb 95 13:02:03 -0500 Received: by mail04.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA065952724; Thu, 9 Feb 1995 12:58:44 -0500 Date: Thu, 9 Feb 1995 12:58:44 -0500 From: NGrinberg@aol.com Message-Id: <950209125824_17128539@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: cultural events information Status: O Hello everybody! If you have any information about cultural/political activities that have anything to do with the russian/jewish immigrant community in the US and can be used in a news or entertainment program on Russian TV, please let me know. This message is written on behalf of my friend Julia Tro, journalist. Nadeus uslishat ot vas. Natasha Grinberg. e-mail address: NGrinberg@aol.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Feb 9 14:30:48 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14577; Thu, 9 Feb 95 14:30:37 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id WAA24253; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 9 Feb 1995 22:24:10 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id WAA19774; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 9 Feb 1995 22:22:09 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa06522; 9 Feb 95 22:22 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Thu, 9 Feb 1995 22:17:33 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 9 Feb 1995 22:17:33 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Chechen war Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Hi, folks! 9/2/1995 K moemu vcherashnemu soobscheniju, otpravlennomu s zapozdaniem, dobavlju: segodnja g-n E zajavil, chto vooruzhennye sily POLNOST'Ju prekratili boevye dejstvija, a vojska MVD provodjat razoruzhenija grupp boevikov "po pjat' tak chelovek". Mezhdu tem v Groznom slyshen grohot pushek i ustanovok "Grad", usilivshijsja k vecheru. Boi proishodjat v osnovnom v juzhnom predmest'e Chernorech'e i nekotoryh juzhnyh i zapadnyh okrainnyh kvartalah Groznogo. Federal'nye vojska segodnja veli tjazhelye i krovoprolitnye boi za gorod Shali, poselki Argun i Samashki. Nachal'nik rossijskogo genshtaba Kolesnikov ob'javil oficial'nuju cifru poter': 1020 ubitymi (i okolo 6000 u chechencev). Dazhe esli ne vnosit' popravok na "oficial'nyj" harakter etih cifr, eto oznachaet INTENSIVNOST' poter' v 9 raz vyshe, chem v Afganskoj kampanii. Iz Groznogo i sel postupajut vse novye svedenija, v tom chisle iz istochnikov promoskovskih sil na severe Chechni, o zhestokosti otrjadov OMON, vvedennyh POSLE prekraschenija boevyh dejstvij. V otlichie ot soldat, bezumno ispugannyh, nedisciplinirovannyh i ubivavshih chasto v strahe za svoju zhizn', eti ljudi specializirujutsja na grabezhah i iznasilovanijah ZAVEDOMO MIRNOGO naselenija. Vprochem, my zdes' horosho pomnim oblastnye OMONy v MOskve oktjabrja 1993-go, vvedennye tozhe POSLE VSEGO. Eto byla svoja, a ne "vrazheskaja" stolica, i ot ih ruk pogibli "vsego" 4 cheloveka (po krajnej mere, takova oficial'naja cifra). Genprokuror Kaazannik nazval ee i ushel, novyj genprokuror prekratil delo. I stalo jasno, chto eti rebjata teper' pojdut daleko. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 10 09:48:29 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from SPACE.MIT.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21644; Fri, 10 Feb 95 09:48:27 -0500 Message-Id: <9502101448.AA21644@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from istra.mit.edu by space.mit.edu AA04837; Fri, 10 Feb 95 09:48:24 EST Received: by istra AA08224; Fri, 10 Feb 95 09:48:23 EST From: Gregory Y. Prigozhin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Getting PhD in Russia To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 10 Feb 95 9:48:23 EST X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.3 PL11] Status: O Hi, everybody! I have a friend (she is a biologist) who lives here, in the US, but has her science advisor in Russia. She is going to have her PhD degree in Moscow. If someone had similar experience (getting a degree in Russia, while living here), please, let me know. She needs to know some details about related formalities and procedures. Reply directly to me, or call Julia (617) 964-3791 Thank you. Gregory Prigozhin Tel. (617) 253-7246 Center for Space Research E-mail gyp@space.mit.edu Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Room 37-662D, 77 Mass. Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 10 13:36:03 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from MITVMA.MIT.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22091; Fri, 10 Feb 95 13:36:01 -0500 Message-Id: <9502101836.AA22091@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from MITVMA.MIT.EDU by mitvma.mit.edu (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 4207; Fri, 10 Feb 95 13:35:45 EST Received: from MITVMA (NJE origin KB@MITVMA) by MITVMA.MIT.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 8556; Fri, 10 Feb 1995 13:35:45 -0500 Date: Fri, 10 Feb 95 13:25:16 EST From: Konstantin Berdichevsky Subject: INFO-RUSS: Donald Bissett (?) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Could anybody help me to find books of a children's author, whose Russian translations were very popular in the FSU some time ago? His name (in the inverse translation from Russian) was Donald Bissett, if I am not mistaken. I'm looking for his books in English, but I was unable to find even his name either in Encyclopadia Britannica or Webster, or Grollier's. Somebody, probably, may have a Russian edition at hand with a reference to originals... Thanx in advanx. Konstantin Berdichevsky, Kb@MITVMA.MIT.EDU From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 10 17:04:03 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from sun3.nsfnet-relay.ac.uk by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22470; Fri, 10 Feb 95 17:03:59 -0500 Received: from mail-server.surrey.ac.uk by sun3.nsfnet-relay.ac.uk with JANET SMTP id ; Fri, 10 Feb 1995 22:03:54 +0000 Received: from ee.surrey.ac.uk (actually ainur-gate.ee.surrey.ac.uk) by mail-server.surrey.ac.uk with SMTP (PP); Fri, 10 Feb 1995 22:03:23 +0000 Received: from felarof.ee.surrey.ac.uk by ainur.ee.surrey.ac.uk via Ethernet with SMTP id aa18788; 10 Feb 95 22:03 GMT Subject: INFO-RUSS: Restrictions on foreigners To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 22:01:28 +0000 (GMT) Organization: University of Surrey, Guildford, England Return-Receipt-To: ees2db@mearas.ee.surrey.ac.uk X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL20] Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1521 From: D.Barsky@ee.surrey.ac.uk Sender: D.Barsky@ee.surrey.ac.uk Message-Id: <9502102201.aa07966@felarof.ee.surrey.ac.uk> Status: O Hi, folks, Ya dumayu, mnogim budet nebezynteresen sleduyuschij dokument, rasprostranyaemyj otdeleniem russkogo yazyka v University of Surrey. MEMORANDUM TO: ALL STUDENTS GOING ON PLACEMENT TO RUSSIA DATE: 8 February 1995 It has been communicated to us by the Russian Embassy in London, that owing to the current crisis in Chechnya, the following security restrictions on foreigners have come into effect as of 1 February, 1995: 1. Non-Russian citizens are forbidden to travel internally within the Russian Federation and will not be permitted to purchase rail or air tickets as a result. 2. Under Presidential Decree: mnsp 1242905 (prevention of terrorism), foreigners in Moscow are under the following restrictions: Curfew: Mon.-Fri. 10pm - 7am Sat.-Sun. 11pm-7am. Non-Russian citizens must carry their identity papers at all times and are subject to stop and search laws. Foreigners are advised not to carry weapons of any description. 3. The following restrictions are in force at all points of entry to the Russian Federation. (i) All electrical goods must be submitted for inspection by the security services. Receipts will be issued and the goods will be made available for collection within 14 days. (ii) Visitors may be required to undergo a personal interview, which may involve a strip search. You will be informed further about this at your point of entry. Failure to comply will result in arrest or deportation. From BCHMC@usthk.ust.hk Fri Feb 10 22:54 EST 1995 Received: from usthk.ust.hk by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28507; Fri, 10 Feb 95 22:54:20 -0500 Received: from usthk.ust.hk by usthk.ust.hk (PMDF #2850 ) id <01HMX6Q2PPY88YA8X7@usthk.ust.hk>; Sat, 11 Feb 1995 11:27:37 +0800 Date: 11 Feb 1995 11:27:37 +0800 From: bchmc Subject: INFO-RUSS: Position Wanted To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT Status: Or ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ We have opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow. Peptide cloning and purification. Ph.D. required. Salary: US$30,000 per annum. One year term but may be renewable. Send curriculum vitae and names of three references to: Dr. Robell Chen, Department of Biochemistry, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Tel:852-2-358- 7294; Fax:852-2-358-1552; e-mail:bchmc@usthk.ust.hk. (The medium in Hong Kong is English.) Everyone whose research qualifications match our project requirement will be considered. Dr. Robell Chen ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Feb 13 02:37:30 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk received: from mail04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12346; Mon, 13 Feb 95 02:36:45 -0500 received: by mail04.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA098490807; Mon, 13 Feb 1995 02:33:27 -0500 Date: Mon, 13 Feb 1995 02:33:27 -0500 From: VipEC@aol.com Message-id: <950213011947_20305334@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Info about Novosibirsk Status: O Friends on the Info-Russ, A couple of months ago I requested from Info-Russ some contacts that could help me prepare for my trip to Novosibirsk this summer. I received over a dozen notes from people with info about contacts or friends in Novosibirsk. I appreciate them very much. I need additional info. I am planning a trip to Novosibirsk, Siberia this June with our church. I would like to have access to more information about the city and its surrounding area. If you can help me with answers to any of the following questions, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks. 1. Is there a source for city or regional maps with greater detail than what is available in a world atlas? 2. What is the current economic state in the city? 3. What would be some of the recommendations of places to see and not see? 4. Are there any restuarants of particular note in the city? 5. Are there any customs or traditions that I need to be aware of when interfacing among the people there? 6. What should the June weather be like? 7. Are there any internet facilities there? 8. Is it possible for me to access them while there, if so how much would it cost, so that I can be prepared? Thank you so much for your help in making my trip so much more successful and fun. I really want to meet as many of the Russian citizens as is practical while I am there. If there are any costs associated with the above requests, please let me know and I will reimburse. George E. Mizzell, Jr. VIPEC@AOL.com From burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Mon Feb 13 03:29 EST 1995 Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19278; Mon, 13 Feb 95 03:29:26 -0500 Date: Mon, 13 Feb 95 02:41:11 EST From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA10367; Mon, 13 Feb 95 02:41:11 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: O Otchet o vstreche sobstvenno korr. Sovokinforma so studentami MGU, tol'ko chot priehavshimi v zdeshnij univer, po obmenu: 3 studenta 5 kursa: 2 biologa, 1 filolog. Pervyj chas rasskazyvali o novyh russkih i beshennyh babkah, kotorye te delayut. Vtoroj chas rassprashivali menya, kak ostat'sya v Amerike. O nauke ni slova. Vojna v Chechne za vse vremya upomyanuta ne byla. Na pryamoj vopros, kakovo otnoshenie naseleniya k onoj, pryamo otvetili: vsem vse po huyu. Naselenie novosti politiki voobqe i chechenskoj v chastnosti ne interesuyut. Ya upomyanul samoe dorogoe i pizhonskoe kafe Madisona. Oni govoryat: "A, ochen' milen'koe kafe, i glavnoe - vse tak deshevo." - "???" - "A v Moskve chashka kofe $3, stakan apelsinovogo soka - $3, ..." Business women iz mestnogo Rotary cluba, vladelica 3x magazinov, privela ih v svoj dom, dumala udivit' bogatsvom. Byla krajne porazhena, chto ne porazila. "My pod Moskvoj i ne takoe vidyvali." "Idu s priyatelem, stavshim biznesmenom, k drugu na den' rozhdeniya. Biznes- men reshaet zajti kupit' zakusok k stolu, ne idti zhe s pustymi rukami. Zahodit. Pokupaet. Na $1,500." Iosif Kobzon teper' chut' li ni otkrytuyj glavar' mafii, torguet vsem, ot togo, chto podobaet mafiyam, do MIGov-29. Iz zhizni odnogo iz ego zamov. Edet v Yaroslavl', polosa tuda zabita - probka, vstrechnaya sravnitel'no svobodna. Zam ne dolgo dumaya vyezzhaet na svoem Mercedese na vstrechnuyu i pret so skorost'yu 120 km/ch. Redkie vstrechnye mashiny sharahayutsya v kanavu. Dazhe gaishnika s matygal'nikom ("Vsem v pravo i stoyat!"), kak v bylye vremena, teper' ne nuzhno, vsem i tak yasno - novye hozyaeva edut. Ezdit' na Moskviche ili gruzovike - tozhe ne bezopasno. Odin takoj ehal sebe, i naehal na inomarku, na krutogo. Kakie k chertu GAI-Gosstrahi: krutoj ochenil remont sam: "S tebya 9 limonov. Vernesh' cherez 3 dnya" Ne vernul. Muzhika paru raz predupredili, a potom zamochili... Prinadlezhnost'yu k mafii mozhno gordit'sya. Pri s`emke devushki mozhno skazat': "Gde rabotayu? V Solncevskoj mafii" - i ona tvoya. "Proshlym letom edem na mashine na yuga. Parallel'nym kursom edet kolonna noven'kih Mercedesov, Lincolnov, Volvo, ... V kazhdoj mashine ryadom s shoferom - muzhik s avtomatom napereves, chtoby vsem bylo vidno." Bronirovannye dveri v kvartire teper' uzhe ne roskosh'. Kto pobogache, stavit bronirovannye stekla, $1,000 za shtuku. "Sam iz Makarova proveryal - otskakivaet!" Odin lejtenant vernulsya iz Germanii, na Mersedese. Na ruke - zolotoj braslet, kupil 27 ga v Zavidovo, budet stroit' sebe dachu. E`to lejtenant - a chto zhe togda privez general Burlakov ili sam Pashka-Mersedes? Byvshij zam Andropova raboataet nachal'nikom ohrany Most-banka. Q: Zametno li v Moskve, chto vojna? A: Da. Vse kakie-to psihovannye, napryazhennye. Postoyannye lozhnye trevogi - yakoby nashli chechenskuyu bombu. Po metro hodyat menty s avtomatami, smotryat, ne lezhit li gde beskhoznyj paketik. Na pervuyu trevogu v MGU (yakoby bomba) pribyl sam Sadovnichij, s mentami i ovcharkami. Ves' gumanitarnyj korpus e`vakuirovali i dolgo iskali bombu. Ne nashli. V univer teper' tak ne zajdesh' - vezde OMON s avtomatami, studbilety proveryaet, vmesto vahtersh. Ran'she pol-DASa sdavali chechencam - te tvorili, chto hoteli. Teper' ih vyselili, zaselili Vologodskij OMON. Nynche OMON tvorit, chto hotit. Mogut nagryanut' k devushkam v komantu, poznakomit'sya: "Vsem k stene! Proverka dokumentov!" Odna, vidimo, znakomit'sya ne hotela - popala v bol'nicu s otbitymi pochkami. Pobitye mordy mal'chikov nikto uzhe ne schitaet. Q: Pravda, chto s nashestviem OMONa (v svyazi s vojnoyu) v Moskve stalo bezopasnee? A: Da chto-to ne zametno. Kak vzryvali mashiny, tak i vzryvayut. No e`to u biznesmenov. A esli zhit' na zarplatu i ezdit' na metro, to, mozhet, i vyzhivesh'. Devochka-studentka letom reshila chut'-chut' podrabotat'. Nanyalas' v tur- byuro perevodchicej. $1,000 v mesyac. Vozila na Kol'skij poluostrov na zafrahtovannom samolete T. Turnera s ego Fondoj, synov'yami i lyubovnicami, lovit' rybu. Turnery platili po $10,000 za nedel'nuyu poezdku. Prileteli. Dozhd', holodina, a goryaqej vody netu. Na utro vse 6 vzroslyh Ternerovskih synovej vyhodyat k zavtraku s mokrymi golovami i zlye kak cherti. "V chem delo?" - "Papa velel myt'sya..." Drugaya studentka na sleduyuqij den' posle okonchaniya psihfaka nanyalas' marketing managerom v anglijskuyu firmu - $600. Tret'ya sovershila oshibku - poshla v magazin Radison-Kalinka, poteryala celyj mesyac zhizni, zato posmotrela, kak posol'skie amerikanki torguyutsya iz-za 5 rublevyh krossovok, a novye russkie tetki prihodyat s telezhkoj i grebut vse podryad, po spisochku. Q: "Trudno najti takuyu rabotu?" A: "S anglijskim yazykom i vneshnimi dannymi - kak 2 bajta pereslat'." Q: "A na stipendiyu zhit' mozhno?" A: Hohot Q: "A kak zhe?" A: Sm. vyshe Q: "A kto bez yazyka i dannyh?" A: "Nu, naprimer, pol-DASa kleit tajvan'skie sharikovye ruchki. Ih tam l'yut, a sobirat' vezut v Moskvu - tak deshevle." A drugaya podruzhka, 21 god, univer brosila, poshla v biznes. Prodaet novym russkim amerikanskie time-share. Zarplata $100,000 v god. Q: I takuyu raboty mozhno najti? A: Da, vobqem-to, mozhno... Q: A chto zhe vy namylilis' v Ameriku? A: "Da zhit' hochetsya. Da i na rozhi e`tih bandyug smotret' toshno. Zadolbalo. I voobqe, tam vse tak burlit, tak klokochet. Opayt' kakaya-to zavaruha mirovogo masshtaba gotovitsya. Zapad zrya guby raskatal, chto vse tak vnutri i ostanetsya. Ne mozhet ono cherez kraj ne vyplesnut'sya." ------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Feb 13 10:37:30 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from sun2.nsfnet-relay.ac.uk by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12925; Mon, 13 Feb 95 10:37:26 -0500 Received: from mail-server.surrey.ac.uk by sun2.nsfnet-relay.ac.uk with JANET SMTP id ; Mon, 13 Feb 1995 13:19:23 +0000 Received: from ee.surrey.ac.uk (actually ainur-gate.ee.surrey.ac.uk) by mail-server.surrey.ac.uk with SMTP (PP); Mon, 13 Feb 1995 12:03:24 +0000 Received: from felarof.ee.surrey.ac.uk by ainur.ee.surrey.ac.uk via Ethernet with SMTP id ac27316; 13 Feb 95 12:00 GMT Subject: INFO-RUSS: Re: Restrictions on foreigners To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 11 Feb 1995 22:35:47 +0000 (GMT) Organization: University of Surrey, Guildford, England X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL20] Content-Type: text Content-Length: 211 From: D.Barsky@ee.surrey.ac.uk Sender: D.Barsky@ee.surrey.ac.uk Message-Id: <9502112235.aa15619@felarof.ee.surrey.ac.uk> Status: O Proshu proscheniya za nedavnee pis'mo, ya nemnogo potoropilsya. (Pis'mo nachinalos' tak: >TO: ALL STUDENTS GOING ON PLACEMENT TO RUSSIA >DATE: 8 February 1995 >It has been communicated to us by the Russian Embassy in London, >that owing to the current crisis in Chechnya, the following security >restrictions on foreigners have come into effect as of 1 February, 1995:) Kak vyyasnilos', eto byla vsego lish' studencheskaya shutka. Zvuchalo, vprochem, dovol'no pravdopodobno... Esche raz proshu proscheniya, Dima. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Feb 13 13:20:13 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13236; Mon, 13 Feb 95 13:20:04 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id VAA25601; (8.6.9/D) Mon, 13 Feb 1995 21:09:33 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id VAA20122; (8.6.9/D) Mon, 13 Feb 1995 21:09:19 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa23664; 13 Feb 95 21:09 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Mon, 13 Feb 1995 21:05:50 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Mon, 13 Feb 1995 21:05:49 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: V Checne boi i peregovory Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* V Chechne - boi i peregovory. Hi, folks! 13/02/1995 Voennoe polozhenie - bez suschestvennyh peremen. V Groznom - prodolzhenie operacij po "zachistke" goroda. Vchera i segodnja - boi za Argun, ne uvenchavshiesja uspehom dlja federalov. Popytka batal'onov morskoj pehoty forsirovat' reku Argun byla otrazhena. Batal'on Severnogo flota vrode by otvoditsja v Murmansk iz-za osobenno bol'shih poter'. V to zhe vremja na voennom aerodrome u stanicy Slepcovskoj (Ingushetija) sostojalis' peregovory mezhdu chechenskim komandujuschim (oficial'no nachal'nikom shtaba Dudaeva) divizionnym generalom Masadovym i general-polkovnikami armii i MVD Kvashninym i Kulikovym. Podpisan protokol o prekraschenii ognja iz tjazhelogo oruzhija. Srok - do sredy, kogda peregovory prodolzhatsja (?). S odnoj storony, "po indukcii" ozhidat' nichego horoshego nel'zja, s drugoj - eto pervye peregovory na takom urovne, i uvenchavsheesja podpisaniem dokumenta. Pravda, obsuzhdalis' tol'ko voennye, a ne politicheskie problemy. Posmotrim, posmotrim. Opublikovano zhestkoe obraschenie voennogo soveta MVD k vojskam, posvjaschennoe probleme razlozhenija - maroderstva i nasilija. To li MVD bolee ozabocheno disciplinoj, chem Minoborony, to li verny soobschenija, chto zhestokost' "mentov" prevoshodit armejskuju. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Feb 13 16:53:24 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from gatekeeper.mcimail.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13658; Mon, 13 Feb 95 16:53:21 -0500 Received: by gatekeeper.mcimail.com (5.65/fma-120691); id AA11132; Mon, 13 Feb 95 21:56:13 GMT Received: from mcimail.com by mailgate.mcimail.com id ft28068; 13 Feb 95 21:38 WET Date: Mon, 13 Feb 95 16:25 EST From: USBF <0007021039@mcimail.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Moving to the Baltics Message-Id: <40950213212504/0007021039PJ1EM@MCIMAIL.COM> Status: O Dear friends, I am considering moving to the Baltic States in April, and could use some assistance in locating entry-level job opportunities. I have been working for the U.S.- Baltic Foundation (USBF) for the past ten months in two capacities -- as Editor of USBF News and as the founder and director of USBF Consultants (the consultant placement service of the Foundation). My interest is working either as a research assistant to a scholar studying European Regional issues, or as a policy analyst for a private consulting firm. I would appreciate any advice you can give me. Please reply directly to 7021039@mcimail.com. Thanks for your time. Ross Mayfield From kaplan!kaplan.com!Nancy_Chouinard@uunet.uu.net Mon Feb 13 17:19 EST 1995 Received: from relay3.UU.NET by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21263; Mon, 13 Feb 95 17:19:34 -0500 Received: from uucp4.UU.NET by relay3.UU.NET with SMTP id QQycyr21701; Mon, 13 Feb 1995 17:19:41 -0500 Received: from kaplan.UUCP by uucp4.UU.NET with UUCP/RMAIL ; Mon, 13 Feb 1995 17:19:21 -0500 From: Nancy_Chouinard@kaplan.com (Nancy Chouinard) Reply-To: Nancy_Chouinard@kaplan.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS: Free GRE Test Date: 13 Feb 1995 14:04:35 GMT Message-Id: <13692763.128669093@kaplan.com> Organization: Kaplan Educational Centers Status: O -------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks, somehow I forgot to take a copyright on my last name:-), so these guys are using it now for commercial purposes -- but this time it is for free. Well, anyway, I would suggest you to use your chance and take that Test Drive, see ad below. Kaplans are usualy good in whatever they are doing:-). Best, --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator -------------------------------------------------------------------- As a public service for students applying to graduate school, Kaplan Educational Center is offering a free Test Drive -- a trial run for the GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT on Saturday, February 25 at JHU. Students will take a practice exam, receive a computer analysis of their strengths and weaknesses, and get free test-taking strategies from Kaplan teachers. Spaces are limited. Students should call 243-1456 to reserve a seat. We would appreciate if you would announce the Test Drive in your classes and let interested students know about this cost-free, risk-free opportunity. Thank you! From duncanr@smtp-gw.spawar.navy.mil Tue Feb 14 14:23 EST 1995 Received: from OPAL.SPAWAR.NAVY.MIL by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29326; Tue, 14 Feb 95 14:23:10 -0500 Received: from smtp-gw.spawar.navy.mil by opal.spawar.navy.mil (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA21054; Tue, 14 Feb 95 14:20:21 EST Received: from cc:Mail by smtp-gw.spawar.navy.mil id AA792800343; Tue, 14 Feb 95 14:23:36 EST Date: Tue, 14 Feb 95 14:23:36 EST From: duncanr@smtp-gw.spawar.navy.mil Subject: INFO-RUSS: C4I List To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Greetings! The purpose of this email is to announce the start of a mailing list for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) professionals. Details are listed below explaining the purpose and expected content of the list. I invite you to join and ask you to pass this information to anyone you think may be interested in this area. Thank you. ----------------------------------- c4i-pro (C4I Professional) mailing list This mailing list was created for use by anyone interested or involved in the area of Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I). Its purpose is to serve as a central point or clearinghouse (unclassified) for information and activities of interest to members of the C4I professional community. This includes military and government civilian members (both in operational, acquisition and policy positions), C4I contractors and members of the academic community worldwide. Topics of discussion are envisioned to include: Conference/meeting announcements Exercise announcements (e.g. JWID) Lists of C4I resources on the net C4I thesis ideas and proposals C4I lessons learned Generic discussion on such C4I topics as: - C4I theory - C4I systems design and acquisition - C4I system models and simulations - Information technology security and protection - C3 countermeasures - Current C4I topics and issues - Space and Electronic Warfare (SEW) - Information Warfare/C2 Warfare - Cyberwar and Netwar - C4I equipment effectiveness The c4i-pro list is managed by students and faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School's (NPS) Joint C4I Systems curriculum. The NPS is the U.S. Navy's graduate education university. More than 1800 students from all four U.S. Services and over 40 countries are studying for graduate degrees in a variety of curricula. The Joint C4I Systems curriculum provides U.S. students from all four services the opportunity to obtain a masters of science degree in systems technology. For more information on the NPS or the C4I curriculum, see our WWW home page described below or contact Ernie Beran at eberan@nps.navy.mil or Dan Boger at dcboger@nps.navy.mil. DISCLAIMER: This is an unofficial list provided only as an unclassified clearinghouse for general C4I information. Information posted on this list does not necessarily represent DoD policy. -------------------------------------------------------------------- To subscribe to the c4i-pro mailing list send a message to c4i-pro-request@stl.nps.navy.mil without a subject line. In the message body type subscribe c4i-pro your-email-address Entry to the c4i-pro list is not controlled. Once subscribed, you may send messages directly to the list (there is no active moderator who screens messages before they are posted). 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Point your WWW browser to: http://www.stl.nps.navy.mil/~jimorale/ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Feb 15 16:27:19 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28270; Wed, 15 Feb 95 16:26:19 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id AAA16917; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 16 Feb 1995 00:20:01 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id AAA26483; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 16 Feb 1995 00:17:59 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa23223; 16 Feb 95 0:17 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Thu, 16 Feb 1995 00:07:00 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 16 Feb 1995 00:06:59 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Peremirie sorvano - zakl'uchili novoe Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Peremirie narusheno - zakljuchili novoe Hi, folks! 15/02/1995 Zakljuchennoe v Chechne v ponedel'nik chastichnoe peremirie (ogranichenie na primenenie tjazheloj tehniki) nepreryvno narushalos', osobenno, estestvenno, federalami. V chastnosti, zafiksirovan avianalet na gorod Argun. Chechency kak minimum odin raz otkryvali ogon' iz ustanovki "Grad" v predgor'jah juzhnee Groznogo. V Groznom eti dva dnja artogon' vse zhe ne velsja. Segodnja Masadovym i Kulikovym pri posrednichestve vice-prezidenta Ingushetii Agapova podpisano novoe soglashenie - na etot raz o polnom prekraschenii ognja s polunochi sredy na 48 chasov. Dudaev blagoslovil Masadova i naibolee populjarnogo polevogo komandira Shamilja Basanova na eti peregovory, no ukazal, chto ne vidit perspektivy perehoda etih peregovorov v politicheskie. Etim slovam parallel'ny vyskazyvanija Borisa Agapova, kommentirovavshego peregovory krajne ostorozhno, no skazavshego, chto u nih est' "krajne vlijatel'nye protivniki vne sfery neposredstvennogo komandovanija operacijami". Po soobscheniju Basanova, na peregovorah Kulikov obeschal vyvod armii (no ne vojsk MVD) iz Groznogo v obmen na polnyj vyvod boevikov ottuda. Vzamen etoj, ne vstretivshej ponimanija u chechencev idei, predlozhena na obsuzhdenie drugaja - o sozdanii v chasti Groznogo demilitarizovannoj zony. Chechency obeschali podumat'. Sledujuschij tur peregovorov, esli nichego ne sluchitsja - v pjatnicu. Promoskovskie lidery Severnoj Chechni polozhitel'no vyskazalis' o peregovorah. Ih predstavitel' podtverdil, chto neskol'ko ih bojcov, odetyh v milicejskuju formu, byli vvedeny v Groznyj federalami dlja predstavitel'stva v processe "ohrany porjadka" i uzhe imeli stolknovenija s voennosluzhaschimi MVD pri aktah grabezha i nasilija so storony poslednih. Postupajut vse novye soobschenija o fantasticheski nizkom urovne podgotovki i discipliny dazhe tak nazyvaemyh elitnyh chastej federalov. Desjatki procentov poter' ("frontoviki" govorjat - 50, no eto, vidimo, zavysheno) - poteri ot obstrelov, bombezhek i nochnyh stychek so svoimi. Superelitnoe podrazdelenie - otrjad specnaza GRU - pogiblo v polnom sostave pri vzryve 300 kg vzryvchatki, pogruzhennoj v syroj teplyj podval, gde oni spali (azy podryvnogo dela!) Nakonec-to sformirovannyj Konstitucionnyj sud ob'javil segodnja, chto delo o vozmozhnyh narushenijah zakona pri chechenskoj operacii poka ne planiruetsja, no esli nadlezhaschim obrazom budet vozbuzhdeno, to pered nim v ocheredi okolo 70 drugih zaprosov. Sud'i mnogomu nauchilis'! Kstati, istorija iz "togo" vremeni (oktjabr'skogo perevorota). Na radostjah po povodu slavnoj pobedy molodye parni-demokraty p'jut vodku v gostjah u syna konstitucionnogo sud'i proprezidentskih vzgljadov. Iz zastol'nogo razgovora odin iz gostej uznaet, chto v etom zhe pod'ezde (dom-to novonomenklaturnyj) zhivet sud'ja Luchin (kommunist, storonnik b.Verhsoveta). Gorjachij junosha reshaet (posle tret'ego stakana) osuschestvljat' narodnoe vozmezdie mjatezhniku, vstaet i pod obschij p'janyj gam uhodit. Cherez polchasa ego hvatilis', cherez sorok minut on pozvonil v dver' - grjaznyj i s ssadinami na lice. Okazalos', pomimo prochih intelligentskih nedostatkov, u nego zrenie -11, a on po p'jani v treh metrah ot dverej uronil i razdavil ochki. Ostal'noe vremja on stranstvoval po pod'ezdu v poiskah rodnoj dveri. Ja k tomu, chto otvratitel'noe obajanie sily poltora goda nazad pomanilo mnogih iz nas, dazhe teh, kto, kazalos' by, byl prochno zaschischen vospitaniem, genami ili fizicheskimi nedostatkami. Chechnja stala dlja mnogih dorogoj cenoj za vyzdorovlenie. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Feb 16 15:20:40 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04834; Thu, 16 Feb 95 15:20:27 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id XAA17128; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 16 Feb 1995 23:10:09 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id XAA26104; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 16 Feb 1995 23:09:09 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa19229; 16 Feb 95 23:09 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Thu, 16 Feb 1995 23:02:33 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 16 Feb 1995 23:02:32 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Peremirie poka sobl'udajets'a Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Peremirie poka sobljudaetsja Hi, folks! 16/02/1995 Zakljuchennoe vchera peremirie prakticheski polnost'ju sobljudalos', chechenskie predstaviteli pribyli v Groznyj dlja sbora trupov pogibshih chechencev. Chechenskaja storona otmechaet periodicheskie perestrelki na obnoj iz pozicij na okrainah Groznogo. V to zhe vremja rjad armejskih generalov vyskazyvajut nedovol'stvo soglasheniem i poziciej, zanjatoj generalom MVD Kulikovym. Sostojalos' zapozdavshee na mesjac poslanie E Federal'nomu Sobraniju. On zachital ego na sovmestnom zasedanii i velel obsuzhdat' razdel'no, po palatam. Pervaja reakcija - total'no negativnaja. Otmechajut tol'ko odin polozhitel'nyj moment - obeschanie vse zhe provesti vybory v srok "ustanovlennyj konstituciej" (eti slova ne imejut tochnogo smysla, ibo v konstitucii net polozhenij o vyborah verhnej palaty, srok nyneshnih polnomochij Dumy i prezidenta opredelen ne konstituciej, a chrezvychajnym zakonom i sostavljaet dlja Dumy 2 goda vmesto 4 po konstitucii, a prezidenta 5 vmesto 4). Tem ne menee eto obeschanie - hot' chto-to, reshili slushateli. V podderzhku poslanija ne vyskazalis' ni odin lider partii (dazhe g-n Zh, nazvavshij ego "nedostatochnym"), a lish' otdel'nye deputaty-marginaly, ego osudili mnogie regional'nye lidery. Po povodu Chechni E reshitel'no vzjal pod zaschitu operaciju i ee ispolnitelej. V ostal'nom - voda i ravnomernaja smes' populistskih i antipopulistskih ritoricheskih hodov. "Nikomu ne pozvolim prinimat' reshenija, podryvajuschie bjudzhet" (t.e. ne dopuschu povyshenija pensij i goszarplat) i "finansirovanie armii i VPK v maksimal'nom i prioritetnom ob'eme". Special'no dlja osobenno zaderzhavshihsja v umstvennom razvitii intelligentov vstavlen kusok o reshitel'noj bor'be s fashizmom (bez utochnenija, chto eto takoe). Segodnja E izdal ukaz, otmenjajuschij rezhim ChP v prigranichnyh rajonah Severnoj Osetii i Ingushetii (posle dvuh bezuspeshnyh popytok prodlenija ChP, ne proshedshih cherez Sovet Federacii). Poka nejasno, kakov smysl etoj mery. ChP suschestvovalo s momenta osetino-ingushskogo stolknovenija zimoj 92/93 goda i posledujuschego pogroma ingushej russkoj armiej, etoj preljudii k chechenskoj vojne. Esli takim obrazom nadejutsja otkryt' "Vtoroj front" protiv Ingushetii - eti raschety, skoree vsego, oshibochny. Ingushskie rukovoditeli uporno dobivalis' otmeny ChP i, pohozhe, sovsem ne bojatsja liderov Osetii, a oni umejut proschityvat' situaciju. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 17 14:57:46 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11386; Fri, 17 Feb 95 14:57:40 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id WAA08056; (8.6.9/D) Fri, 17 Feb 1995 22:40:21 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id WAA22533; (8.6.9/D) Fri, 17 Feb 1995 22:39:08 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa16874; 17 Feb 95 22:39 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Fri, 17 Feb 1995 22:04:22 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 22:04:21 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Solzhenicyn, Elcyn i maket razrushennogo Groznogo Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Solzhenicyn, El'cin i maket razrushennogo Groznogo Hi, folks! 17/02/1995 Peremirie v Chechne prodleno do 18:00 voskresen'ja. Plennymi ne obmenjalis'. Prekraschenie ognja v osnovnom sobljudaetsja (iskljuchenija na juzhnyh okrainah Groznogo). Chernomyrdin segodnja na vstreche s muftiem Chechni obeschal dat' generalu Kulikovu ukazanie zakljuchit' novoe peremirie do 5 marta. Obostrjaetsja polozhenie v Dagestane: Mahachkalinskij OMON i vojska MVD mestnoj dislokacii ubrany s granicy, federaly nachali minirovat' prigranichnuju polosu i prekratili dopusk bezhencev iz Chechni. Kstati, rasporjazhenie ne priznavat' chechencev bezhencami, o chem ja vam uzhe pisal, skorrektirovano novym prikazom g-zhi Regent: teper' zaprescheno priznavat' bezhencami vseh pokidajuschih rajon konflikta, nezavisimo ot nacional'nosti. Pravitel'stvennyj informcentr oproverg vcherashnee soobschenie, ssylavsheesja na komandujuschego Tihookeanskim flotom, o posylke v Chechnju novyh dvuh rot morpehov. Oproverzheniju verit' ne stoit. Admiral soobschil, chto otkazalos' ot perevoda v Chechnju 300 morjakov (iz konteksta predstavljaetsja, chto rech' idet ob oficerah) i 24 iz nih uvoleny iz armii. Poslednee soobschenie admirala naibolee vpechatljaet: morpehi otlichno podgotovleny, tak kak TRI MESJaCA trenirovalis' na MAKETE RAZRUShUNNOGO GORODA. Ili neuvjazochka so srokami, ili vrut zlopyhateli, chto vojna nachalas' skoropalitel'no i idet bez plana. Na sostojavshemsja segodnja pri uchastii E soveschanii po problemam mestnogo samoupravlenija s vazhnoj rech'ju, predstavljajuschej soboj sil'nuju, hotja otchasti zavualirovannuju podderzhku politiki prezidenta, vystupil A.I.Solzhenicyn. On govoril mnogo dol'she predusmotrennogo reglamentom vremeni ("potomu chto vse ostal'nye govorili ne po delu") i neodnokratno sorval aplodismenty opredelennoj chasti zala. Osnovnaja ideja - neobhodimost' lishenija respublik ih prav, uravnivanija s oblastjami. "Kul'turnaja avtonomija, a ne pravovye i bjudzhetnye privilegii pered russkimi oblastjami". E ulybalsja, kak sytyj kot. Posle rechi nomenklaturschiki obstupili Velikogo Pisatelja Zemli Russkoj, i vice-gubernatory prosili avtografy. Status VPZR objazyvaet s uvazheniem otnestis' k ljuboj ego idee, prezhde chem i esli sporit' po suschestvu, no ne mozhet izumit' VREMJa, da i mesto. Vspomnil, chto programmnaja stat'ja prezidentskogo sovetnika Andranika Migranjana, posvjaschennaja probleme preodolenija v armii "afganskogo sindroma", a v obschestve - "otchuzhdenija ot gosudarstva", imela podzagolovok "Sdelaem 1995 god GODOM VELIKOGO PERELOMA nastroenij v obschestve". I sdelajut. Tol'ko ne nastroenija, no chto-to perelomjat. Vash A. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, I am "piggy-back" ridind Alik Suhanov's msg (to save a bandwidth). Below are some excerpts from OMRI Daily Digest for 16 & 17 March). --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator ----------------------------------------------------------------- YELTSIN SEES MORE CHECHNYA-TYPE SITUATIONS IN FUTURE. In a separate document passed out to the Russian parliament before his 16 February address to that body, President Yeltsin said he foresees more Chechnya-type situations in the future, Reuters reported on 16 February. He said Moscow would encounter "special danger from armed conflicts breaking out in Russia and on its borders, on the territory of the former Soviet Union, because of aggressive nationalism and religious extremism." Russia must defend itself against "social, political, economic, territorial, regional, national-ethnic, and other contradictions . . . ambitions (!!!) of other states and political forces to solve conflicts by use of armed struggle."(!!!) 35,000 Ingush made homeless during the fighting. MOMENTUM BUILDING FOR NATO SECURITY TREATY WITH RUSSIA. Despite events in Chechnya, momentum is building in NATO circles for a bilateral security treaty with Russia to form a "strategic partnership," international agencies reported on 16 February. German Defense Minister Volker Ruehe told the Bundestag defense committee on 15 February that a formal exchange of letters could take place within the next six months. Zhirinovsky celebrated the release of his novel, titled Last Train North. The book includes a preface in which the author suggests that many Russian politicians, including former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, his liberal adviser Aleksandr Yakovlev, as well as Yeltsin and his entire team, be sent to the sites of the former Stalinist camps. DUMA ADOPTS LEGISLATION ON SECURITY SERVICES. The Duma passed a bill "On Federal Security Service Bodies" on its second reading, on 15 February. The draft changes the name of the Federal Counterintelligence Service to the Federal Security Service--the fourth such change since the KGB was split after the collapse of the USSR. It gives the security service sweeping powers, allowing it to carry out operations in almost total secrecy, Western agencies reported. All information about service employees will be classified as state secrets, and methods used in countering crime and espionage, including the use of video and audio surveillance systems, will be kept secret from the General Prosecutor's Office which is in charge of all law enforcement bodies. RUSSIAN INVESTIGATOR SAYS STEALING URANIUM EASIER THAN TAKING A SACK OF POTATOES. In a report on the trial of a Navy lieutenant colonel convicted of stealing nuclear fuel rods, a British TV program quoted Russian investigators as saying the theft "was easier than taking a sack of potatoes," Reuters reported on 15 February. Lt.-Col. Aleksei Tikhomirov said he just walked into the storage area at the headquarters of the Russian fleet in Severomorsk and forced a padlock on the door. He took several canisters of fuel rods containing 20% uranium-235. ----------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 17 18:47:33 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail.aacu.nw.dc.us by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11818; Fri, 17 Feb 95 18:47:30 -0500 Received: from AAC-Message_Server by aacu.nw.dc.us with Novell_GroupWise; Fri, 17 Feb 1995 18:48:49 -0500 Message-Id: X-Mailer: Novell GroupWise 4.1 Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 18:48:09 -0500 From: Tracy A. Feeney To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Distance Education Conference Status: O The Association of American Colleges and Universities would like to invite interested higher education and distance learning professionals to participate a conference we are co-sponsoring: Moscow 1995: An International Conference on Distance Education, to be held in Moscow, July 9-13, 1995. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Tracy A. Feeney System and Project Coordinator Association of American Colleges and Universities 1818 R Street NW Washington DC 20009 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Feb 19 16:04:25 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25386; Sun, 19 Feb 95 16:04:18 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id XAA16316; (8.6.9/D) Sun, 19 Feb 1995 23:44:40 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id XAA04543; (8.6.9/D) Sun, 19 Feb 1995 23:43:02 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa09657; 19 Feb 95 23:42 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Sun, 19 Feb 1995 23:38:52 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Sun, 19 Feb 1995 23:38:51 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Konec ocherednogo peremirija Status: OS Konec ocherednogo peremirija Hi, folks! 19/02/1995 Segodnja posle istechenija sroka peremirija (v 18:00) v Chechne snova nachalis' boi - poka na juge Groznogo. Federaly proveli naporistuju propagandistskuju kampaniju, ob'javljaja o narushenii chechencami uslovij peremirija i o tom, chto "vsjakie vozmozhnosti peregovorov proshli" (slova generala Kulikova). V kachestve Casus Belli vydvinuta "popytka proryva 80 boevikov v Groznyj". Stoit otmetit', chto press-sluzhba pravitel'stva RF rasprostranila tol'ko chto (v 22 chasa moskovskogo vremeni) zajavlenie: peregovory, naprotiv, budut prodolzheny. Polnyj tekst poka ne opublikovan. Ochevidno, chto sryv peremirija nemedlenno posle ocherednogo optimisticheskogo zajavlenija Chernomyrdina - uzhe vtoroj raz - sozdaet emu krajne neprijatnuju reputaciju "vestnika smerti". Znamenitoe Glavnoe Razved. Upravlenie (GRU) opublikovalo svoj otchet o voennyh dejstvijah. On proizvodit s pervogo vzgljada strannoe vpechatlenie: opjat' soobschenija o "belyh kolgotkah" (snajpershah iz Pribaltiki, pravda v otchete im pripisana russkaja nacional'nost'), nelepaja cifra "5000 inostrannyh naemnikov" (ochevidno zavyshennaja ne menee chem v 10-20 raz), da esche zajavlenie, chto sejchas otrjady Dudaeva sostojat pochti iskljuchitel'no iz naemnikov (eto hot' soglasuetsja s cifroj 5000). V tom zhe duhe vse ostal'noe. Stoit zadat'sja voprosom: pochemu GRU pozvoljaet sebe takoe - eto ne KGB, oni vrode by nikogda ne byli ideologicheskoj strukturoj, stoit li gubit' reputaciju analitikov i ekspertov na durnoj propagande? Edinstvennyj otvet, kotoryj prihodit v golovu - oni ne schitajut eto propagandoj, to est' eto i est' ta "analitika", kotoroj oni potchujut komandovanie i vlasti. Takoe zhe fuflo, kak KGB, koroche govorja. SEGODNJa NAKONEC-TO dan otvet na ehidnye trebovanija pacifistov pred'javit' hotja by odin miting v podderzhku vojny i prezidenta. Na Pushkinskoj za vse eto mitingovala kakaja-to ocherednaja "Russkaja" partija. Za prezidenta muzhestvenno stojali nordicheskie parni s belymi znamenami, ukrashennymi stilizovannymi svastikami. V etom epizode - sut' mnogogo neponjatnogo, chto sovershilos' v Rossii v poslednie mesjacy. Posle oktjabrja 1993 v Rossii net bol'she ljudej, gotovyh otdat' zhizn' ili kopejku za prezidenta - ili protiv nego. V to zhe vremja nichego - ni patriotizm, ni lojal'nost' zakonu ili (v armii) discipline ne svjazyvaet ljudej s gosudarstvom. E mozhet obygryvat' svoih byvshih druzej-demokratov ili vragov-kommunistov na pole politiki, no eto pole ZAMKNUTO. Svoego krovnogo - i svoej krovi - bol'she nikto ne otdast. Priblizhaetsja vesennij prizyv v armiju - i s nim samaja bol'shaja draka v istorii novoj Rossii. Tem vremenem pojavilsja proekt novogo zakona o voinskoj povinnosti, ochischennyj ot zhirinovskih krajnostej. Srok sluzhby hotjat prodlit' vse zhe do 2 i 3 let (a ne 3 i 4), no otsrochku studentam otmenit' polnost'ju (esli net voennoj kafedry, to v 18 let na obschih osnovanijah, esli est' - posle 4 kursa na god, a potom prisvoit' lejtenanta). 10000 fiziko-tehnicheskih talantov poluchat personal'nuju otsrochku po prikazu ministra oborony. Na etoj nedele pomoschniki E Baturin i Lifshic proveli seriju besed s deputatami Dumy, priglashaja ih vstupit' v prezidentskuju frakciju, i naverbovali 40 tel. Po rasskazam, razgovor byl prostoj: (1) Vashi material'nye problemy? (2) Sledujuschie vybory - bez problem, neskol'ko krupnejshih bankov zhazhdut podderzhat' finansovo konstruktivnyh kandidatov. Kstati, o bankirah-konstruktivistah: g-n Oleg Bojko (bank OLBI-DIPLOMAT) ob'javil ob uhode s posta predsedatelja ispolkoma (=kaznacheja) partii Dem. Vybor Rossii i vyhode iz partii - iz-za predatel'koj i porazhencheskoj pozicii partii i lichno "gadenyshej". A banki, estestvenno, poluchat ocherednye l'goty, iz kotoryh sostoit vsja nasha superliberal'naja ekonomika. Vse eto bylo by divno uravnovesheno i neprobivaemo - tol'ko vot narodishko v armiju idti ne hochet. Vash A. From KREISEL@CMOD.PFC.MIT.EDU Tue Feb 21 16:29 EST 1995 Received: from vtbit.cc.vt.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10606; Tue, 21 Feb 95 16:29:36 -0500 Received: from VTBIT.CC.VT.EDU by VTBIT.CC.VT.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 0737; Tue, 21 Feb 95 16:28:45 EST Received: from VTBIT.CC.VT.EDU (NJE origin LISTBIT@VTBIT) by VTBIT.CC.VT.EDU (LMail V1.1d/1.7f) with BSMTP id 9212; Tue, 21 Feb 1995 16:28:45 -0500 Date: Tue, 21 Feb 1995 16:27:10 -0500 From: "Felix Kreisel 253-8625 (617)" Subject:INFO-RUSS: A tale of two cities: New York and Moscow To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: Or ------------------------------------------------------------------ Dear IR-folks, This posting below is written by Felix Kreisel, a staff memeber at MIT, who is a supporter of the Workers League, the Trotskyist party in the US. Regardless of his political views, it looks like his reflections on situation in Moscow and in general in Russia are interesting and on the target. --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator ---------------------------------------------------------------- Article 7013 of alt.current-events.russia: A tale of two cities Copyright: Iskra Research; By: F. Kreisel; Feb. 19, 1995 The premier international business newspaper, the London "Financial Times" (it is published and distributed simultaneously in London, New York, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Melbourne, etc. and serves the exclusive needs of the international bourgeoisie) greeted its readers on Feb. 15 with a pair of front page articles under the common heading "Tale of two great cities and the leaders trying to restore their fortunes". The stories concerned the economic and social collapse of, in one case, New York City, and in the other case, Moscow. This reference to Charles Dickens' "A tale of two cities" is, of course, not incidental. However, what is most remarkable is that the editors of the "Financial Times" should place the fate of these two cities side by side. The more astute bourgeois analysts recognize the global nature of the crisis of capitalism. They also know that the immediate solutions of the various national governments: budget cuts throughout the G7, constant attacks on the working class, etc., inevitably destabilize the capitalist regimes and lead to even greater crises in the future. New York City New York City, the premier city of the richest and most powerful capitalist colossus, is in the midst of a gut wrenching social transformation. It is already a city of contrasts: the filthy rich and the abject poor. On the fortieth floor of a building on Broad and Wall Street a stock manipulation results in a cool hundred million transfer across the globe with one keystroke on a computer keyboard and the next deal is discussed over a five hundred dollar lunch. While a whole world apart and forty floors below, homeless derelicts sleep on steam grates and beg passers by for nickels, and two miles away families try to live on one meal a day in cold water flats amidst blackened and boarded buildings, surrounded by the permanently unemployed, the disabled and the sick throwaways of our civilization. New York City is now undergoing a major amputation of its already torn and hemorrhaging social welfare net. The mayor, Mr. Giuliani, must cut $2.7 bn out of the $30.5 bn city budget. The banks are demanding it, the creditors are demanding it, and Mr. Giuliani must obey his masters. $1.2 bn will be cut from Medicare, the bare bones medical insurance program of America's indigent. More savings will come from firing thousands of city workers, and those laid off from these jobs may in the future be required to do the same work in return for their pitiful welfare checks. Moscow Over in Moscow the mayor, Mr. Yuri Luzhkov is fighting to preserve his control over the real estate boom of the past few years and to reinforce his access to the state treasury. He is demanding the right to "renationalize" (i.e. subsidize out of state budget) some of the major industrial complexes like ZIL, which had to be closed recently due to mounting losses. During the past few years, first under the "communist" Gorbachev, then under the "democrat" Yeltsin we have witnessed the largest fire sale of recorded history: the removal sale of the technological and industrial values built up by the Soviet Union and the still continuing sale of the natural resources of the whole gigantic Eurasian land mass. As long as Moscow kept control over the direction of this giant looting party, Mr. Yeltsin and Mr. Luzhkov were able to coexist by dividing the spoils amicably, as befits "honest thieves". But now, as the debacle in Chechnia has shown, the center is losing control over the provinces. In any case, the crown jewels of Soviet industry are disposed of already, the oil and gas extraction is dropping, both industrial and consumer goods production is steadily falling to the zero point. Factories are in ruins, machinery is rusting, workers are reduced to tinkering and pilfering the remnants. The oil, gas, rare metals, furs, forestry products, etc. are located out in the provinces and the local sharks everywhere are concluding direct deals with the Western buyers. The idea of the various Dzhokhar Dudayevs, whether in Chechnia, Tatarstan or Yakutia is, of course, to cut out the middleman Q Moscow. When this happens, when Russia splits up into small "free trade zones" and "independent" statelets tied to one or another of the capitalist powers, the party for the Moscow bigwigs will be over. So, mayor Luzhkov (significantly, he prefers to be called "premier"), President Yeltsin, Prime Minister Chernomyrdin, the millionaire owner of the "Most" banking and media group, Gusinsky and various other "entrepreneurs" have been building up their private armies in preparation for the intensifying fight over the diminishing income from the giant looting party. Yeltsin's private army (a 25,000 strong force under the ex-KGB general Korzhakov) is for now the largest. However, the other contenders are busy with their combinations and maneuvers. A few years ago they were Communist Party chieftains, directors of state industry and black market speculators. They stole and diverted state property on the sly, while draping themselves in "Communist" phraseology. Now, they have legalized their systematic theft, established the capitalist state structures, got themselves anointed by the Orthodox Church hierarchy (the majority of whose priests until recently served as paid informers for the Stalinist secret police). The newly formed class of post-Soviet bourgeoisie has great pretensions and huge appetites. They want to be just like their colleagues on Wall Street; they imitate the Ivan Boeskys in everything: Mercedes limousines, Pierre Cardin suits, slinky model-prostitutes on their arms, French cognac and cocaine trays in their living rooms. Only a few steps away from the hard currency stores, restaurants and bars, the business headquarters of "Most" and the various stock and currency exchanges, but across a whole class divide is another Moscow: a city of rapidly decaying apartment complexes, broken down buses creaking along potholed streets, abandoned factory hulks, closed cultural and sports clubs and kindergartens. Here is a world of deprivation, degradation and mounting anger. Families live on the edge, wearing out the clothes they bought years ago, cutting meat, fish and fresh vegetables out of their meals and switching to the bread and potato diet which is the lot of the destitute everywhere, looking for second and third jobs to pay for the basic necessities. The elderly pensioners are selling their pitiful belongings to buy a bit of groats for their kasha; the kids..., ah, yes, the kids. It is the youth of the former USSR who have the most to lose. As the whole society slides to a Third World status, the future of the Russian, Kazakh, Chechen or Ukrainian youth is very bleak indeed. Their schools decay by the month; the Soviet sport palaces and youth clubs are privatized and turned into casinos, exclusively expensive health clubs or parking lots; the summer camps just fade away. What does future hold for the youth of Moscow and New York? Decaying and overcrowded schools, street crime, drugs and prostitution. Broken families, broken lives, life in the street and on the edge. Perhaps the army, a battlefield in Chechnia or in Panama defending the interests of Wall Street or Yeltsin's secret millions. Charles Dickens wrote: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times". For the sharks of capital on Wall Street and along the Tverskaia it is the best of times. Dow Jones averages are all the way up to 4000 and the owners of Most and Lukoil are raking in untold riches. For the working class both in New York and in Moscow it is the worst of times. The closing of whole industries in both cities is condemning millions of workers to a slow death. Capitalism is driving humanity to extinction. Let us extinguish capitalism. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Feb 22 16:06:02 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16124; Wed, 22 Feb 95 16:06:00 -0500 Message-Id: <9502222106.AA16124@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Wed, 22 Feb 95 16:05:58 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS: tut nam istopnik i rasskryl glaza... Status: O ------------------------------------------------ Dear IR-folks, below is an interesting posting by Andrey Andrianov received by me from Serezha Burkov ("Sovokinform"), in which its author, known previously for "dry" reporting (unlike some other postings on the subject on info-russ:-), wentured into different gender... (This coordinator is not responsible for the author's views and conclusions.) Regarding his justification of hypothetical attack of Dolgoprudnaya (location of FizTech, btw) by Federal government, I recalled an old joke about how Sov-government in 1967 stopped Israeli tanks advancing toward Cairo: they threatened Israel they will nuke Odessa... BTW, from yesterday's CNN broadcast: by estimates of various human rights groups, civilian losses in Chechnya are 24,000 dead... --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator ------------------------------------------------ CHECHNIA I NEMNOGO MRACHNO "V poslednie dni prodoljalis' tiajelye boi za obladanie domikom paromshika." Iz svodok 1916 goda s nemecko-francuzskogo fronta. Opiat' Chechnia. Obshee reziume: nabliudaetsia polnyi bred. Takoe vpechatlenie, chto obe storony utratili vsiakii entuziazm voevat'. Groznyi, v obshem, vziat (hotia s prigorodami est' niuansy). Neskol'ko (vozmojno, mnogo) tysiach dudaevcev perebazirovalis' v blijaishie goroda i gotoviatsia k oborone. Ot central'nyh raionov goroda ostalis' klassicheskie ruiny. Rezul'tat shturma neudivitelen: voevala armiia (vutrennie voiska byli na podhvate), a voennye - liudi prostye. Pehotnyi leitenant obuchen tak: esli iz doma naprotiv po tvoemu vzvodu streliaiut - nado sviazat'sia s nachal'stvom, ukazat' dlia artillerii cel' i podojdat' polchasa, poka ot doma ostanetsia gruda kirpichei, posle chego mojno prodoljat' dvijenie. I tak dom za domom, potomu chto streliaiut iz kajdogo. General Gromov (komandovavshii vyvodom armii iz Afganistana): "Da kakoe sravnenie s Afganistanom? V Afganistane, esli po oshibke bombili mirnuiu derevniu - vozbujdalos' ugolovnoe delo i komandir shel pod sud! A tut pochem zria sravniali s zemlei bol'shoi gorod!" Za 10 let afganskoi voiny armiia poteriala 15 000. Za dva mesiaca chechenskoi - namnogo bol'she tysiachi. (Yanki vo V'etname - 55 000. Eto dlia sravneniia.) Nu tak ili inache - Groznyi vziali. Polojili neskol'ko tysiach soldat (po oficial'nym svodkam - 1020, no v oficial'nye svodki ne vhodiat umershie ot ran v gospitale i propavshie bez vesti vo vremia boia - etakie nevinnye hitrosti) i neizvestno skol'ko mestnyh (ocenit' nevozmojno, no iasno, chto mnogo tysiach.) Rezonnyi vopros: chto dal'she? Vpechatlenie takoe, chto nikto ne znaet. Poetomu nabliudaetsia samodeiatel'nost' na vseh urovniah. Iz interv'iu genshtabovca: "S nekotorymi selami zakliucheno soglashenie o neitralitete. (V smysle - selo ne prinimaet dudaevskie otriady, i za eto armiia ego ne trogaet, a oni ne trogaiut armiiu. - A.A.) Aviacii dano ukazanie ne narushat' vozdushnoe prostranstvo takih sel, chtoby narod ne volnovat'." Itak - federal'naia armiia zakliuchaet S OTDEL'NOI DEREVNEI dogovor o nenapadenii. No comments. Peregovory vedutsia otdel'no s komandirom kajdogo chechenskogo otriada i s kajdym selom. Rezul'taty, pohoje, est': v Chechne kajdaia derevnia - samostoiatel'noe gosudarstvo so svoei armiei (dva-tri tanka, minomety i pr. Granatomety i avtomaty, konechno, est' v kajdom dome). K Dudaevu oni nikakih nejnyh chuvstv ne ispytyvaiut i vpolne gotovy dogovorit'sia po-horoshemu - pri uslovii, chto ih do sih por ni razu ne bombili. No esli uje byla strel'ba s ubitymi - togda vse, voina do poslednego jitelia derevni. Predsedatel' FSK (ex-KGB) Stepashin ezdit po chechenskim selam s simvolicheskoi ohranoi, vystupaet pered sotnei voorujennyh liudei i ugovarivaet pokorit'sia. Ugovarivaiutsia slabo, no dan' uvajeniia lichnoi smelosti otdaiut. Ministr je oborony za vse vremia ni razu ne byl na peredovoi. Odin iz dvuh desantnyh generalov, neposredstvenno shturmovavshih Groznyi, otkazalsia ot 'Geroia' za etu operaciiu. Dudaev derjitsia bodro i grozit partizanskoi voinoi. "Vot teper' (ostaviv Groznyi - A.A.) my im ustroim igru 'Zarnica'! " Zvuchit dostatochno grozno - no, s drugoi storony, a kto vam ran'she-to meshal? A do sih por reidov po russkim tylam, v obshem, pochti ne bylo. Pravda, zima, po zasnejennym goram ne bol'no pobegaesh'... Pri etom armiia gotovitsia k vyhodu, na vseh urovniah govoriat: "Vse, voevat' konchili, peredaem brazdy vnutrennim voiskam". Vnutrenie voiska je otvechaiut: "Voobshe-to nas ne uchili arestovyvat' pravonarushitelei, raz'ezjaiushih na tankah". Mass-media: vse privykli. Novosti iz Chechni uje idut vtorym i tret'im nomerom. Obshii nastroi gazet i TV - strogo pacifistskii. "Nevajno, chto tam proishodit, no to, chto proishodit - ujasno." So vtorym utverjdeniem soglasen, s pervym - net. Russkii korrespondent beret interv'iu u komandira elitnogo dudaevskogo otriada. Tot spokoen i dobrojelatelen, raskazyvaet: "Na toi nedele my atakovali armiiu tam-to, unichtojili dva tanka i sotniu soldat. Dva dnia nazad - tam-to, unichtojili dva BTR i 80 soldat. S nashei storony poter' poka ne bylo." Korrespondent - sootechestvennik unichtojennyh soldat - s uvajeniem vnimaet i vejlivo zadaet utochniaiushie voprosy. Rasprostranennyi argument: "A vot v Dolgoprudnom toje mnogo banditov - tak chto je, bombit' Dolgoprudnyi? (V Dolgoprudnom, po sluham, baziruiutsia odni iz naibolee vliiatel'nyh moskovskih gangsterov - A.A.)" Te, kto ego ispol'zuiut, iavno nedoocenivaiut masshtaby chechenskih sobytii - dudaevskaia armiia bez osobogo truda mogla by zahvatit' nebol'shuiu evropeiskuiu stranu tipa Bel'gii. I esli by v Dolgoprudnom stoial polnocennyi motostrelkovyi korpus gangsterov, s artilleriei, aviaciei i PVO, - pojalui, prishlos' by bombit', nikuda ne denesh'sia. Drugoe delo, chto v Moskve eto (poka chto - t'fu-t'fu-t'fu) nevozmojno. Nemnogo filosofii. Gluboko uvajaemyi Sergei Adamovich Kovalev, provedshii bol'she mesiaca v Groznom pod bombami, neskol'ko raz povtorial: "V Chechne my voiuem ne s 'voorujennymi banditami' (oficial'naia formulirovka - A.A.), a s voorujennym narodom." Utverjdenie, bezuslovno, pravil'noe - no riskovannoe s tochki zreniia vyvodov. V samom dele, predstavim sebe voorujennogo cheloveka - odnogo - idushego s avtomatom na pleche po ulice goroda. Iasno, chto liuboi policeiskii obiazan kriknut' emu: "Stoi! Ruki vverh!", i esli tot ne podchinitsia - pristrelit' ego na meste. Esli je v hode perestrelki mejdu nimi pogibnut prohojie - nu, policeiskogo porugaiut za neprofessionalizm i, mojet byt', poniziat v doljnosti. Moral'naia vina za pogibshih liajet, bezuslovno, na bandita. Imenno tak obstoiat dela i v N'iu-Iorke, i v Parije, i v Moskve, i, skajem, v Rostove. V dannom konkretnom smysle Rossiia, bezuslovno, prinadlejit k civilizovannomu miru. I sovershenno neponiatno, s kakoi stati v otdel'no vziatom gorode Groznom to, chto prostye grajdane hodiat po ulicam s avtomatami i granatometami, doljno rassmatrivat'sia kak normal'noe Koroche: zastrelit' voorujennogo cheloveka, okazyvaiushego soprotivlenie - professional'naia obiazannost' kajdogo policeiskogo. I chto principial'no meniaetsia, esli takih voorujennyh 40 000 chelovek (v smysle - boesposobnyh mujchin) i oni imenuiut sebia chechenskim narodom? Konechno, prosh'e bylo by srazu mahnut' rukoi na etu territoriiu, isklichit' ee iz Rossii i otgorodit' kolichei provolokoi s minnym polem. No voobshe-to tam jilo 200 000 etnicheskih russkih, vpolne bezorujnyh i bezzashitnyh. Tak chto takoe reshenie toje dorogo by oboshlos'. Kstati, bol'she 100 000 (v osnovnom russkih) sbejali iz Chechni s 91-go po 94-i, t.e. do vvoda armii. Utverjdaetsia, chto narod bejal ottuda s bol'shei ohotoi, chem daje iz Tadjikistana (gde voobshe-to idet grajdanskaia voina). Nu a poluchilos' v konce koncov, "kak vsegda": mnojestvo bessmyslennyh jertv, a bejencev - russkih i nerusskih - vse ravno pridetsia kak-to prinimat'. Nemnogo istorii. V Chechne my imeem klassicheskii sluchai: narod s rodoplemennym stroem popal v industrial'noe obshestvo. V bol'shinstve civilizovannyh stran takoi problemy net, potomu chto vse rodoplemennye narody perebili eshe do nastupleniia industrial'nogo obshestva. Skajem, v Amerike posle Grajdanskoi voiny pobedonosnuiu federal'nuiu armiiu napravili na Zapad istrebliat' indeicev, s chem ona uspeshno spravilas'. Za skal'p indeica platili premiiu - nebol'shuiu, no projit' etim bylo mojno. Anglichane je s ogromnym trudom assimilirovali shotlandcev (poslednii raz te buntovali v 1746), a vot irlandcev ne smogli - i do sih por imeiut kuchu problem. Poka dela idut neploho, eto mojno kak-to amortizirovat' - a vdrug novaia Velikaia Depressiia? Prichem, ob'ektivno govoria, mental'nost' rodoplemennogo obshestva namnogo simpatichnee, chem sovremennogo: hrabrost', vernost' slovu, chuvstvo sobstvennogo dostoinstva i patriotizm podrazumevaiutsia avtomaticheski (bez nih prosto ne vyjit'). I, konechno, obshestvo, gde kajdyi mujchina - voorujennyi voin, namnogo demokratichnee liuboi predstavitel'noi demokratii. Nu a otsutstvie straha smerti - v tom smysle, chto "est' mnogo veshei povajnee sobstvennoi jizni", naprimer, chest' - evropeicu voobshe trudno predstavit'. Tak chto chechency, bezuslovno, imeiut moral'noe pravo schitat' liubogo evropeica truslivym i podlym rabom (a liubuiu evropeiskuiu jenshinu - prostitutkoi). Nu v samom dele, chto eto za mujchina, kotoryi ne nosit orujiia i ne sposoben zashitit' sebia, a v sluchae chego prosit zashity u milicii? Vse by horosho - no takoi mentalitet po ochevidnym prichinam nesovmestim s industrial'noi civilizaciei (ne govoria uj o post-industrial'noi). Bol'shinstvo industrial'nyh stran s takimi narodami poprostu ne sviazyvaiutsia. Tipichnyi tupik - v Izraile, gde palestincev istrebit' ili izgnat' kak by nehorosho (v proshlom-to veke problem by ne bylo), a vkliuchit' v obshestvo nikak ne poluchaetsia. Nu i eshe, konechno, kurdy v Turcii - turki vrode by pretenduiut na vhojdenie v civilizovannyi mir i voobshe chlen NATO, no kak-to kurdskuiu problemu noroviat reshat' bombejkoi. V samom dele, nu chto mojno sdelat' s chelovekom, kotoryi, buduchi ostanovlennym za prevyshenie skorosti, streliaet v policeiskogo, potomu chto podchinit'sia - pozorno? Nu a Rossiia/SSSR vsegda gotova byla liuboi cenoi - vo vseh smyslah - uderjivat' sovershenno nenujnuiu territoriiu. Tak chto pri SSSR chechency v luchshem sluchae delali kar'eru v armii (kak sam Dudaev), a v hudshem zanimalis' organizovannoi prestupnost'iu - no nikogda ne stanovilis' k stanku. "Dlia etogo u nas est' belye raby", t.e. russkie (citata iz pis'ma russkoi bejenki iz Chechni). No prilichiia hudo-bedno sobliudalis'. (Kstati, musul'mane iz chechencev dovol'no somnitel'nye. Islam oni priniali vsego 200 let nazad, a tak byli iazychnikami, kotorymi v znachitel'noi stepeni i ostalis' - dlia priniatiia mirovoi religii nujno doiti hotia by do feodalizma.) I vdrug okazalos', chto vsia vlast' russkih rassypalas', kak kartochnyi domik, i ne ostalos' ot nee nichego, krome 50 000 avtomatov, 150 tankov, neizvestno skol'kih tysiach granatometov i prochih simpatichnyh igrushek. (Chisla - eto oficial'nye dannye o tom, skol'ko vsego ostalos' v Chechne, kogda ottyda vyshli - pochti bejali - sovetskie voiska v 1992. Skol'ko-to potom prodali - Gruzii, Armenii, Azerbaidjanu, Abhazii i pr.) I chego by vy ojidali ot takogo naroda v takoi situacii? Eto vse - popytka ob'iasnit', chto vse ne tak prosto. A.Andrianov From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 23 17:57:46 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUS Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id RAA05270; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 23 Feb 1995 17:41:39 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id RAA29030; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 23 Feb 1995 17:39:52 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa27133; 23 Feb 95 17:39 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Thu, 23 Feb 1995 17:04:15 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 23 Feb 95 17:04:14 +0300 (MSK) Message-Id: Subject: INFO-RUSS: vse ne tak prosto? Status: O -------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, I've been away for a few days and "kina ne bylo", info-russ was closed (as I have notified you in advance). Thus, the msg by Alik Suhanov, below, is posted with a delay. Anyway, it is in essence, his reply to the posting by Andrey Andrianov, posted by me about a week ago. The Andrianov's posting was (unsually for him) pretty much a point of view -- with a heavy tilt toward "THEY are bad guys too -- don't cry for them", and "if we have to get them, it's OK to kill good people too". I decided to post that posting to give you a glimpse into the way how the thinking of some part of Russian "intelegentsia" is evolving -- and I am not talking here about RRP ("Real Russ-Patriots":-), it is about people whom you can relate to... I was a bit reluctant to post Alik Suhanov's reply (well, discussions are not on a regular info-russ menu:-), but thought that the point of view of another part of Russian "intelegentsia" should be reflected too. Especially if coming from Russia, and especially when its holder is a person who has seflessly made so great contribution to the reporting about Russian-Chechen war and situation in Russia in general. But it doesn't mean that I am starting an open discussion on the subject, sorry... --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator -------------------------------------------------------------------- "Alexander A. Suhanov" Nam govorjat, chto ne vse tak prosto Hi, folks! Segodnja - 23 fevralja 1995 goda, 51 godovschina deportatsii ingushej i chechentsev. Samoe vremja pogovorit' o zatronutoj v pis'me Andreja Andrianova v Info-russ teme: chto delat' postindustrial'nomu obschestvu s takimi ljud'mi? No snachala - neskol'ko dobavlenij i popravok. Aleks Kaplan pishet: >BTW, from yesterday's CNN broadcast: by estimates of various human >rights groups, civilian losses in Chechnya -- 24,000 dead... Eto kosvennyj kommentarij k slovam Andrianova > Kstati, bol'she 100 000 (v osnovnom russkih) sbejali iz >Chechni s 91-go po 94-i, t.e. do vvoda armii. Utverjdaetsia, chto >narod bejal ottuda s bol'shei ohotoi, chem daje iz Tadjikistana >(gde voobshe-to idet grajdanskaia voina). > > Nu a poluchilos' v konce koncov, "kak vsegda": mnojestvo >bessmyslennyh jertv, a bejencev - russkih i nerusskih - vse ravno >pridetsia kak-to prinimat'. 24,000 ubityh zhitelej Groznogo - eto TOCHNO USTANOVLENNYE poteri, eto tol'ko ljudi, smert' kotoryh dokumentirovana. V komissii Kovaleva est' ih poimennyj spisok. Obschie poteri mirnogo naselenija Groznogo, vidimo, prevyshajut 40,000. CHislo bezhentsev prevyshaet 400,000. Kstati, iz Tadzhikistana bezhalo prakticheski VSE russkoe naselenie, i kak raz pri vlasti prorossijskogo (mjagko govorja) pravitel'stva. > Nu a Rossiia/SSSR vsegda gotova byla liuboi cenoi - vo vseh >smyslah - uderjivat' sovershenno nenujnuiu territoriiu. Tak chto >pri SSSR chechency v luchshem sluchae delali kar'eru v armii >(kak sam Dudaev), a v hudshem zanimalis' organizovannoi >prestupnost'iu - no nikogda ne stanovilis' k stanku. "Dlia etogo u >nas est' belye raby", t.e. russkie (citata iz pis'ma russkoi >bejenki iz Chechni). No prilichiia hudo-bedno sobliudalis'. > (Kstati, musul'mane iz chechencev dovol'no somnitel'nye. >Islam oni priniali vsego 200 let nazad, a tak byli iazychnikami, >kotorymi v znachitel'noi stepeni i ostalis' - dlia priniatiia >mirovoi religii nujno doiti hotia by do feodalizma.) CHechentsy prinjali islam ne 200, a skoree 300 let nazad, no eto melochi. Glavnoe nedorazumenie - >pri SSSR chechency v luchshem sluchae delali kar'eru v armii >(kak sam Dudaev), a v hudshem zanimalis' organizovannoi >prestupnost'iu - no nikogda ne stanovilis' k stanku. Upominanie stanka kak edinstvennoj al'ternativy armii ili bande zamechatel'no. Krome chechentsev, pashuschih zemlju, ogromnaja chast' etogo naroda - i v CHechne, i v diaspore - zanimaetsja torgovlej. Dejstvitel'no, v soznanii [post]sovetskih ljudej torgovlja (v otlichie ot "stojanija u stanka") pochti ne otlichaetsja ot banditizma, i agressivnaja reklama "rynochnogo obraza zhizni" malo chto v etom menjaet. Kstati, istorija evreev v Evrope i Rossii znaet takoj period, kogda bol'shaja chast' naroda zanimalas' torgovlej i finansovym posrednichestvom, vosprinimaemym naseleniem kak grabezh, i ochen' mnogie obrazovannye i utonchennye evropejtsy 19 i tem bolee 18 vekak pisali o nih primerno tak zhe - stil'nyj narod, ekzoticheskie obychai, no zhit' v tsivilizovannom obschestve ne mogut: nikogda ne priznajut ego zakonov, potomu chto sami sebe zakon - drevnij, dremuchij, pastusheskij... Na samom dele predstaviteli narodov Kavkaza (a massovaja sovetskaja mental'nost' ne razlichaet "rodoplemennyh", po Andrianovu, chechentsev ili lezgin i "feodal'no-kapitalisticheskih" azerbajdzhantsev) igrajut v kapitalizirujuschejsja Rossii rovno tu zhe rol': javljajutsja provodnikami "nizkogo", "roznichnogo" kapitalizma (predstaviteli prestizhnyh natsional'nyh i sotsial'nyh grupp v eto vremja zasedajut v pravlenijah vsjakogo roda Ost-Indskih kompanij - real'no gosmonopolij, ne imejuschih k kapitalizmu nikakogo otnoshenija). Zaodno stress naselenija, vsegda prisutstvujuschij pri kapitalizatsii otnoshenij, ottjagivaetsja ot aristokratii (v nashem sluchae nomenklatury) na iznachal'no neprestizhnuju sotsial'nuju gruppu. Naschet zavoda, stanka i gor oruzhija, dostavshegosja ot Sovetov: CHechnja ne PRODAVALA oruzhie Gruzii i Azerbajdzhanu, a POKUPALA ego. V Gruzii russkie ostavili gorazdo bol'shie arsenaly, i legal'no. Kogda pripeklo, chechentsy vstali i k stanku: zavod "Molot" v Groznom naladil vypusk avtomatov (plohih, vprochem). Avtomat nazyvaetsja "Bors" i predstavljaet sobstvennuju konstruktorskuju razrabotku, opirajuschujusja na osnovu PPSH. On byl vypuschen tirazhom v neskol'ko sot tysjach. Kto byl v Ierusalime, videl na odnoimennoj ploschadi Davidku - minomet iz vodoprovodnoj truby, sklepannyj drugim rodoplemennym narodom 47 let nazad. Andrej Andrianov stavit samyj glavnyj vopros, kotoryj nam vsem nikak ne obojti: > V samom dele, predstavim sebe voorujennogo cheloveka - odnogo >- idushego s avtomatom na pleche po ulice goroda. Iasno, chto >liuboi policeiskii obiazan kriknut' emu: "Stoi! Ruki vverh!", i >esli tot ne podchinitsia - pristrelit' ego na meste. Esli je v >hode perestrelki mejdu nimi pogibnut prohojie - nu, policeiskogo >porugaiut za neprofessionalizm i, mojet byt', poniziat v >doljnosti. Moral'naia vina za pogibshih liajet, bezuslovno, na >bandita. > Imenno tak obstoiat dela i v N'iu-Iorke, i v Parije, i v >Moskve, i, skajem, v Rostove. V dannom konkretnom smysle Rossiia, >bezuslovno, prinadlejit k civilizovannomu miru. > I sovershenno neponiatno, s kakoi stati v otdel'no vziatom >gorode Groznom to, chto prostye grajdane hodiat po ulicam s >avtomatami i granatometami, doljno rassmatrivat'sia kak normal'noe > Koroche: zastrelit' voorujennogo cheloveka, okazyvaiushego >soprotivlenie - professional'naia obiazannost' kajdogo >policeiskogo. I chto principial'no meniaetsia, esli takih >voorujennyh 40 000 chelovek (v smysle - boesposobnyh mujchin) i >oni imenuiut sebia chechenskim narodom? Esli v hode perestrelki pogibnut prohozhie - sovershenno nevazhno, na kogo "padet moral'naja vina", gosudarstvo voobsche vnemoral'no, a vazhno vot chto: esli gibel' prohozhih byla sluchajnoj, esli politsejskij sdelal vse, chto polozheno, chtoby oni ne pogibli - ego dazhe ne "nu, porugajut". No esli on ih (prohozhih) ZARANEE "spisal", tem bolee esli nachal'nik politsii ili mer otdali prikaz ne zabotit'sja o prohozhih - eti ljudi kak minimum ne dolzhny imet' otnoshenija k politsii. Armija printsipial'no ne imeet takogo ogranichenija. Politsija sostoit iz ljudej, prisjagavshih OBEREGAT' ZHIZNI obyvatelej i lish' pri etom ogranichenii lovit' prestupnikov, armija - iz prisjagavshih NE SCHADIT' ZHIZNI (nich'ej). Eto daet nam otvet na vopros Andreja - chem otlichaetsja chelovek s avtomatom ot 40,000 i banda ot vooruzhennogo naroda. Te, kogo mozhno arestovat' politsiej - banda, kogo mozhno pobedit' tol'ko armiej - gosudarstvo ili narod. Nikakih drugih kriteriev - moral'nyh ili legitimnyh (assambleja OON sostoit iz amoral'nyh rezhimov i neligitimnyh pravitelej) ne byvaet. Sovremennoe mezhdunarodnoe pravo terpimo k politsejskoj dejatel'nosti gosudarstva, no zapreschaet vojnu - imenno poetomu. Drugoj vopros, chto narastajuschee protivostojanie SEVER-JUG privodit k tomu, chto v sovremennom zapadnom (severnom?) cheloveke vse chasche prosypaetsja stremlenie vernut'sja v ujutnyj mir Srednevekov'ja, kogda vojna byla delom obydennym, a sil'nyj - vsegda prav. No otkazat'sja ot privychki myt' ruki pered edoj ne poluchaetsja. Otsjuda zhelanie, chtoby Rossija, stojaschaja na rubezhe mirov, vzjala na sebja grjaznuju rabotu. Oni nas budut nu ochen' blagodarit' - no ne pustjat dal'she lakejskoj. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Feb 27 17:47:39 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from max.tiac.net by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21050; Mon, 27 Feb 95 17:47:36 -0500 Received: (from mmarkish@localhost) by max.tiac.net (8.6.9/8.6.6.Beta9) id UAA01705 for INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Wed, 22 Feb 1995 20:29:08 -0500 Date: Wed, 22 Feb 1995 20:29:08 -0500 From: Mark Markish Message-Id: <199502230129.UAA01705@max.tiac.net> To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Karaimes Status: O > Let us extinguish capitalism. With or without capitalism, let me ask you about something more substantial: I need the most recent info on presense/activity of Karaites (Karaimes) - in the Holy Land; - in Russia; - in the Greater Boston (MA) area; - on the Internet. The latter item is of a particular interest. Please help. Shalom, - mark From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Feb 27 17:47:21 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from CS.BU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21036; Mon, 27 Feb 95 17:47:18 -0500 Received: from csb.bu.edu by cs.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id OAA10557; Mon, 27 Feb 1995 14:58:02 -0500 From: mi@cs.bu.edu (Mikhail Teterin) Received: by csb.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id OAA29086; Mon, 27 Feb 1995 14:57:48 -0500 Message-Id: <199502271957.OAA29086@csb.bu.edu> Subject: INFO-RUSS: CS Fellowship position in Great Britain To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 27 Feb 1995 14:57:46 -0500 (EST) Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Content-Length: 3107 Status: O Return-Path: Date: Mon, 27 Feb 1995 08:34:20 +0100 From: Edmund Robinson Please bring these fellowships to the notice of anyone you think might be interested. all best wishes Edmund Robinson --------------------------------------------------------------- Department of Computer Science Queen Mary & Westfield College University of London ADVANCED / SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS As an important part of our strategy to accelerate research activity in this highly-rated research department we wish to appoint a small number of full-time Research Fellows in Computer Science. The fellowships will be of one to two years duration and are aimed at experienced researchers who would benefit from collaborating with staff at QMW in a lively and well resourced research setting. The department (rated 4A in the last research selectivity exercise) has strong well resourced research groups in several mainstream areas of computer science including; artificial intelligence; computer graphics and virtual reality; distributed and parallel systems; human computer interaction, programming and the theory of computation. Applicants for an Advanced Fellowship (Ref: 95034) should have a PhD in a relevant area of computer science together with a minimum of two years research experience and sound publication record providing evidence of potential to lead research. Salary will be in the range 16,075 - 23,087 pounds. Applicants for a Senior Research Fellowship (Ref: 95035) must have a minimum of five years research experience since obtaining their PhD in a relevant area of computer science together with an excellent publication record providing evidence of a significant contribution to their chosen area of computer science and proven ability to lead research. Salary will be in the range 26511 - 32665 pounds. For informal discussions contact Mel Slater (mel@dcs.qmw.ac.uk) (0171 975 52..) further information about the department can be found on World Wide Web: http://www.dcs.qmw.ac.uk/ For an application form and further details, please telephone our 24 hour Recruitment Line on 0171 975 5171, quoting the relevant Reference Number. Completed applications forms should be returned by 14th March 1995 to the Recruitment Coordinator, Personnel Office, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS. ------------------------------------------------------------- This announcement is also available on World Wide Web: http://www.dcs.qmw.ac.uk/~mel/Admin/fellowad.html From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Feb 27 17:49:11 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mace.cc.purdue.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21064; Mon, 27 Feb 95 17:49:09 -0500 Received: by mace.cc.purdue.edu (5.61/Purdue_CC) id AA29785; Sun, 26 Feb 95 20:12:42 -0500 From: raskin@mace.cc.purdue.edu (Victor Raskin) Message-Id: <9502270112.AA29785@mace.cc.purdue.edu> Subject: INFO-RUSS: Cyrillic LaTeX To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 26 Feb 95 20:12:41 EST Cc: cromwell@ecn.purdue.edu Status: Or A colleague of mine here, at Purdue, asked me about LaTeX + Cyrillic. Can any of you help him? Bob Cromwell writes: > >By the way, eons ago I asked you something about typesetting Cyrillic. >You said that you used LaTeX, and at the time, I was barely aware of >what it was. Now I even have it installed on a machine at home. Do >you know of any simple "How to make Cyrillic text" intro anywhere? I >asked the distributors of the Linux/Gnu/LaTeX/etc CD-ROM, and they sent >me some files, but they fail terribly. If I could just make the Cyrillic >alphabet appear, or any random text, I'd be happy, because then I could >do the rest by analogy. Or so I believe.... > > Bob Folks, I would appreciate it if would you send replies to me and I will pass them on to him. --Best, Vika Raskin -- Victor Raskin raskin@mace.cc.purdue.edu Dept. of English and Linguistics (317) 494-3782 Interdepartmental Program in Linguistics (317) 494-3780 fax Natural Language Processing Laboratory Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907-1356 U.S.A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Feb 28 17:04:25 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28992; Tue, 28 Feb 95 17:02:46 -0500 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id AAA23019; (8.6.9/D) Wed, 1 Mar 1995 00:55:29 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id AAA17975; (8.6.9/D) Wed, 1 Mar 1995 00:54:10 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa14422; 1 Mar 95 0:54 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Wed, 1 Mar 1995 00:47:34 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995 00:47:33 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Blokady,zahvaty,Gudermes i brat Dudaeva Status: Or Blokady, zahvaty, sud'ba Gudermesa i brat Dudaeva Hi, folks! 28/02/95 Nesmotrja na ukaz prezidenta, otmenivshego rezhim ChP v Ingushetii i Osetii, voennye vlasti pristupili k "blokade" Ingushetii dlja zhurnalistov. Prakticheski vseh zhurnalistov ne propuskajut v Nazran' bez akkreditacii iz Mozdoka, akkreditacija stavitsja v zavisimost' ot lojal'nosti. Lishen akkreditacii reporter "Svobody" Aleksandr Evtushenko. Mezhdu prochim, po tehnicheskim prichinam rabotat' iz Nazrani udobnee - tam est' teleterminal, kotorogo net v Mozdoke (tochnee, est', no tol'ko dlja "svoih"). Stoit takzhe napomnit', chto s momenta nachala konflikta prekrascheny rejsy grazhdanskoj aviacii v Nazran', Mahachkalu i Vladikavkaz. Prodolzhajutsja boi na juge Groznogo. Snova povtorjaetsja utverzhdenie, chto federaly "blizki k ih okonchaniju". V plane - sela Samashki i Bamut na zapade i goroda Shali, Argun i Gudermes (vtoroj po velichine gorod respubliki) na vostoke. Voennye govorjat, chto brat' ih shturmom, kak Groznyj, ne budut: zaplanirovano ih POLNOE UNIChTOZhENIE aviaciej i tjazheloj artilleriej. Uchastilis' sluchai zahvatov medikov i personala gumanitarnyh missij, dostavljajuschih v eti goroda pomosch'. V proshluju sredu byli zahvacheny i do voskresen'ja ne osvobozhdeny poljaki, privezshie medikamenty v bol'nicu g.Shali. Ih shvatili na Dagestanskoj granice pri vyezde i ob'javili, chto ih missija - okazanie pomoschi prestupnikam. Pri osmotre S.Kovalevym fil'tracionnogo lagerja v Mozdoke okazalos' 13 zakljuchennyh, bolee 20 predyduschej noch'ju byli vyvezeny na gruzovike "Ural" v neizvestnom napravlenii. Neskol'ko poslednih dnej postupali soobschenija o zahvate v Groznom brata Dudaeva, dostavlennogo v "Lefortovo". Nazyvalis' imena vseh 4 brat'ev, i my tut zaputalis'. Uchityvaja, chto mladshemu iz figurantov 54 goda, a starshemu (djade prezidenta) 102, putanica vygljadela stranno. Okazalos', chto eto tot, kotoromu 54 goda, i vopreki pervym soobschenijam (chto on byl sovetnikom Dudaeva) on rabotal shoferom gorodskogo avtobusa v Groznom. Arestovan on po ukazu E, pozvoljajuschemu zakljuchenie na 30 sutok bez obvinenija. Putanica svjazana s tem, chto, kak zajavili v KGB, u chechencev trudnye v proiznoshenii imena. Iz drugih sobytij: v Orlovskoj oblasti proshli vybory oblastnoj dumy. Kommunisty pobedili s bol'shim otryvom partiju g-na Zh. (drugih prakticheski ne bylo). Chto neudivitel'no - v pjatnicu Zh prerval skandal'nyj bojkot Dumy i ego frakcija v polnom sostave progolosovala za bjudzhet (kotoryj ranee otvergala). Krome nih, polnost'ju za golosovala partija Shahraja, polnost'ju protiv - Javlinskij, DPR Glaz'eva (umerennye nacionalisty-antikommunisty) i v osnovnom KPRF. Ostal'nye (vkljuchaja gajdarovcev) razdelilis'. Bjudzhet, vprochem, imeet tol'ko ideologicheskoe znachenie - podtverzhdenie vernosti principam monetarizma pri poluchenii kredita MVF. Vypolnjat' ego nikto i nikogda ne budet, i ja pochemu-to dumaju, chto v MVF eto znajut tozhe. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Feb 28 21:18:16 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29655; Tue, 28 Feb 95 21:18:14 -0500 Received: by mail04.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA141294288; Tue, 28 Feb 1995 21:18:08 -0500 Date: Tue, 28 Feb 1995 21:18:08 -0500 From: Mattschenk@aol.com Message-Id: <950228211807_35416490@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Word-processor Status: O To Anyone Who Can Help: My wife is a Russian Interpretor here is Massachusetts, and she often muct type Russian texts. We have been unable to find a good Russina Word processor (i.e., one that prints the letters and not a bunch of junk). If anyone knows where (and how) to get hold of a Russian word processor, please e-mail me. Thanks very much!! mattschenk@aol.com

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Mar 1 18:20:31 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from excel.uccs.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06636; Wed, 1 Mar 95 18:20:29 -0500 Received: by uccs.edu (MX V4.0-1 VAX) id 139; Wed, 01 Mar 1995 16:20:26 MST Date: Wed, 01 Mar 1995 16:20:25 MST From: Alexander Soifer To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: <0098CB78.D2C195D0.139@uccs.edu> Subject: INFO-RUSS: Who was a Nazi? Status: O Dear Net-colleagues: While writing a monograph about some mathematics and its creators, I thought some of you may be able to help me with information, leads or materials. I have two requests. 1.I came to quite a disturbing for me realisation that one respected celebrated scientist would CONSISTENTLY deny the other a due credit possibly because the latter was a Jew. In order to understand the situation, I need to follow a suggestion I received from a colleague,that failure to give credit may be a consequence of membership in the Nazi Party. It could have been an "ordinary" membership. How do I go about finding out AND veryfying whether someone was a Nazi? 2. I need photographs of and detailed biographical materials on all periods of life of Issai Schur (Jan.10,1875, Mogilev--Jan.10,1941,Tel Aviv) and Bartel L. van der Waerden (1903-- ). Thank you in advance for your time, Alexander Soifer (asoifer@uccs.edu) From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 2 14:11:11 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13519; Thu, 2 Mar 95 14:11:02 -0500 Received: from root@kremvax.demos.su [192.91.186.200] by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id WAA18316; (8.6.10/D) Thu, 2 Mar 1995 22:02:45 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id WAA01295; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 2 Mar 1995 22:02:06 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa08084; 2 Mar 95 22:02 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Thu, 2 Mar 1995 21:56:12 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 2 Mar 1995 21:56:11 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Novoje delo Kirova? Status: O Novoe delo Kirova? Hi, folks! 2/03/1995 Vchera okolo 21 chasa vozle svoego doma v Moskve dvumja ubijcami zastrelen direktor sozdavaemogo na meste "Ostankino" tak nazyvaemogo "Obschestvennogo televidenija" Vlad List'ev. On nachinal kar'eru v znamenitom "Vzgljade", rezko ushel v razvlekatel'noe televidenie, bystro stal samym izvestnym i ljubimym publikoj shoumenom. Posle vzgljada ne zanimalsja politikoj. Nedavno byl naznachen direktorom (buduschej) krupnejshej telekompanii Rossii. OTV, v otlichie ot "Ostankino", ne imeet gosstatusa, akcii ego, vprochem, prinadlezhat gosudarstvu na 51% (49% u "lojal'nyh g-nu E bankov). Direktora popechitel'skogo soveta zovut El'cin B.N. (chastnoe lico s takim imenem, a ne prezident RF). Tem ne menee byli osnovanija schitat', chto List'ev, rukovodja povsednevnoj zakupochnoj politikoj, budet podderzhivat' professional'noe TV. Opirajas' na mosch' podkontrol'noj E finansovoj gruppy, List'ev ob'javil o MORATORII NA REKLAMU (segodnja stojaschuju mnogie milliony $ v god). Etot shag, otchasti prosto populistskij, krome togo, imel v vidu vybit' iz reklamnogo biznesa gruppu ljudej, razlozhivshih i korrumpirovavshih Ostankino. Vidimo, imenno eto - neposredstvenno - i privelo ego k gibeli. Ubijstvo proizvelo na obschestvo potrjasajuschij effekt. Esche vo vremja ubijstva Dmitrija Holodova schitalos' tverdo ustanovlennym, chto rossijskaja mafija ne ubivaet zhurnalistov. A apolitichnyj i dalekij ot sensacij List'ev, SAMYJ POPULJaRNYJ TELEZhURNALIST ROSSII, schitalsja i vovse polnost'ju zastrahovannym. Eto (predpolagaemoe) izmenenie "politiki" mafii vnushilo i zhurnalistam, i prosto shirokim massam stihijnyj uzhas. Uzhasno i protivopolozhnoe predpolozhenie - chto eto (ne tol'ko mafioznoe, no i) politichesoe ubijstvo. Kstati, ekspress-opros Radio Svoboda zhitelej gorodov Rossii ot Smolenska i Tveri do Sahalina harakteren: podavljajuschee bol'shinstvo oproshennyh obvinjajut v ubijstve pravitel'stvo i prezidenta. Mnogie upominajut vybory i rol' TV v ih podgotovke. Etot Vox Popli ne ulika, no simptom. Bolee umestno drugoe upodoblenie, kotoroe nezavisimo segodnja primenjajut mnogie. Eto delo Kirova (imeetsja v vidu ne neudobstvo Kirova dlja Stalina, a rol' etogo dela kak spuskovogo mehanizma Bol'shogo Terrora). Ob etom govoril na traurnoj ceremonii Egor Jakovlev, mnogie zhurnalisty v kuluarah, nakonec, vice-prezident Ingushetii Boris Agapov. Ego slova "tragedija budet ispol'zovana kak povod dlja sozdanija polnocennogo policejskogo gosudarstva" pereklikajutsja so slovami E: "My slishkom dolgo bojalis' policejskogo gosudarstva, teper' etogo ne budet". Smert' Vlada budet otmschena, ona uzhe pochti otmschena, vyskazalsja Velikij Primiritel' - i uvolil v znak mesti prokurora Moskvy Ponomareva (luchshego prokurora Rossii, dovol'no smelogo i nezavisimogo jurista) i policmejstera Pankratova (professionala, u kotorogo slishkom horoshie otnoshenija s Luzhkovym). V rechi soderzhalis' ugrozy po adresu Luzhkova i upominalis' "bandformirovanija", pronikshie i srosshiesja s Moskovskoj prokuraturoj, miliciej i meriej. V obschem, pora vosstanavlivat' konstitucionnyj porjadok... Krovavym fonom - boi v Chechne. Sil'nyj boj s primeneniem artillerii idet na juzhnoj okraine Groznogo (pos.Chernorech'e), perestrelki na drugih okrainah, aviacija i artillerija postepenno privodjat v groznenskoe sostojanie Argun (pochti pokinutyj zhiteljami), Gudermes i Shali. Samashkam pred'javlen ul'timatum: sdacha do 11 chasov 3 marta ili polnoe unichtozhenie artilleriej. Posle poezdki 1-go vice-prem'era Soskovca v Chechnju v "kabinetah" usililis' razgovory, chto Groznyj ne budet vosstanavlivat'sja: polnost'ju unichtozheno 70-80% stroenij. Esli vojna ne budet ostanovlena, Chechnja mozhet ostat'sja sovsem bez gorodov. Tem vremenem v Nazrani (Ingushetija) sostojalis' peregovory novogo prokuratora Chechni Semenova s muftiem Chechni. Prinjato reshenie prodolzhit' peregovory na pravitel'stvennom urovne i popytat'sja vozobnovit' cherez 2-3 dnja peregovory s uchastiem voennyh. Vchera opublikovan ukaz E o sozdanii ASU "Vybory". Rech' idet o mnogoterminal'nom superkomp'jutere, ob'edinjajuschem vse operacii po podschetu golosov i dazhe vedeniju registra izbiratelej. V komissijah budut tol'ko terminaly seti. Tem ne menee ves' personal ASU, vkljuchaja operatorov terminalov, budet sostojat' na sluzhbe ne v Centrizbirkome, a v Administracii Prezidenta, a processornyj kompleks budet nahodit'sja i obsluzhivat'sja personalom FAPSI (fed. agenstvo pravitel'stvennoj svjazi, vopreki nazvaniju ne pravitel'stvennaja, a prezidentskaja specsluzhba, imeet v sostave analiticheskie podrazdelenija, opersluzhby i vojska). Esli realizacija etogo ukaza ne budet pochemu-libo sorvana, rezul'taty vyborov mozhno schitat' predreshennymi. "Ogurchiki - pomidorchiki - El'cin List'eva ubil v koridorchike" Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 3 02:25:14 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19986; Fri, 3 Mar 95 02:25:09 -0500 Received: from mcn.msk.su [192.91.186.67] by moscvax.demos.su with SMTP id KAA26169; (8.6.10/D) Fri, 3 Mar 1995 10:17:37 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa22552; 3 Mar 95 10:16 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Fri, 3 Mar 1995 10:14:47 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: sch57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Fri, 3 Mar 1995 10:14:47 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Dobavlenie Status: O Dobavlenie k vcherashnemu Hi, folks! 3/03/1995 Esche vchera byl takoj parallel'nyj sjuzhet: lider natsistov Barkashev (eto ne rugatel'stvo, oni dejstvitel'no natsisty: svastiki, chernye rubashki, vytjanutaja vverh-vpered ruka...) vystupal po povodu obyska v ego offise (po delu Vedenkina, arestovannogo za vystuplenie po TV, gde on obeschal lichno rasstreljat' Kovaleva i JUshenkova, i nazvavshego sebja zamestitelem Barkasheva). B otritsal, chto Vedenkin imeet otnoshenie k ego partii, vyskazalsja v pooderzhku E (on ego, vprochem, i delom podderzhivaet: verbuet dobrovol'tsev v CHechnju, ih potom ofitsial'no provodjat kontraktami v voenkomate), i soobschil, chto pri obyske u nego byl pohischen portfel', kotoryj on dolzhen byl peredat' "ljudjam Prezidenta" ot chekistov, bojaschihsja dejstvovat' po ofitsial'nym kanalam (gde vse prodano). V PORTFELE BYL PLAN GOSPEREVOROTA, naznachennogo na konets marta-nachalo aprelja, pod rukovodstvom moskovskih mentov i Luzhkova, pri silovom obespechenii voennyh otrjadov, suschestvujuschih pod kryshej "opredelennyh kommercheskih struktur". Vsja eta pionerskaja igra v majora Pronina godilas' by tol'ko dlja anekdota, esli by ne povtorjalas' v eti zhe chasy temi zhe slovami g-nom E. Vash A. From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Fri Mar 3 11:19 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01103; Fri, 3 Mar 95 11:19:32 -0500 Message-Id: <9503031619.AA01103@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 9634; Fri, 03 Mar 95 11:06:10 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 9632; Fri, 3 Mar 1995 11:02:26 -0500 Date: Fri, 3 Mar 1995 16:56:08 +0100 Reply-To: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: OMRI Publications Subject: INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest I, no. 45, 3 March 1995 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O ------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST No. 45, Part I, 3 March 1995, AEK ------------------------------------------------------------------- YELTSIN SACKS MOSCOW MVD CHIEF AND PROSECUTOR. At a mourning ceremony for murdered Russian Public Television Director Vladislav Listev, President Boris Yeltsin promised a new crackdown on organized crime, declaring the authorities had the means "to make the mafia quaver," agencies reported. "Because we have been afraid of [being accused of] turning Russia into a police state, we have been afraid to step up the fight against bandits," he added. Yeltin singled out Moscow as the crime center of Russia, accusing city officials of turning a blind eye to mafia penetration of the Interior Ministry and the capital's administrative bodies. He announced the dismissal of Moscow Prosecutor Gennady Ponomarev and the capital's police chief, Vladimir Pankratov, and appointed a high-level government commission, headed by Interior Minister Viktor Yerin, to investigate the killing. Law enforcement bodies have been harshly criticized following Listev's assassination. Russian TV chairman Oleg Poptsov said the crime demonstrated their "complete helplessness," adding that "nothing changes, but they want to increase the strength of the militia and the Federal Counterintelligence Service, they want to have the right to bug, to spy, to compile dossiers on citizens." Duma security committee chairman Viktor Ilyukhin said the issue of Yerin's resignation might be raised again in the parliament, but he noted earlier calls for his dismissal (after, for example, the assassination of Duma deputy Andrei Aizdrdis) had been ignored by the president. -- Penny Morvant, OMRI, Inc. DEPUTIES SPEAK OUT AGAINST DISMISSAL OF PONOMAREV. The chairmen of the legal committees of the State Duma and Federation Council, Vladimir Isakov and Issa Kostoev respectively, issued a joint statement defending the dismissed Moscow prosecutor. They described Ponomarev as one of the country's best prosecutors who was known for his unbiased position and argued that he was being made a scapegoat for disorder in the Russian Prosecutor's Office, which has had "no legitimate leader" for more than a year. (The parliament has consistently refused to confirm the appointment of acting Prosecutor-General Aleksei Ilyushenko.) Isakov and Kostoev warned that if Ponomarev were actually removed, they would raise the issue in parliament, saying "prosecutors themselves need protection . . . .;. The arbitrariness of crime must not grow into a criminal arbitrariness of power." Duma security committee head Viktor Ilyukhin said he has evidence that the Moscow prosecutor was to be sacked in the spring and contended that the authorities had used Listev's death as a pretext to dismiss Ponomarev beforehand, Interfax reported. Federation Council deputy Yury Boldyrev said Ponomarev's dismissal was "a typical case of using the death of a well-known person in political games." He noted that Ponomarev had begun a criminal case against Ilyushenko on charges of "fabricating a case against former Vice President Alexander Rutskoi." -- Penny Morvant, OMRI, Inc. JOURNALISTS REACT WITH SORROW, ANGER TO LISTEV'S MURDER. Coverage of Listev's assassination dominated the Russian press and television on 2 March. All six Russian television channels broadcast Listev's photo from noon to 7 p.m., the first time Russian programming was so drastically altered since the death of Communist leader Konstantin Chernenko in 1985, Reuters reported. Russian newspapers of nearly every political orientation prominently featured tributes to Listev. A headline in Nezavisimaya gazeta was typical: "Now anything is possible in Russia." On the same day, Russia's Union of Journalists released an angry statement, complaining that while political figures try to put more restrictions on the press, "Not a single journalist's murder has been fully investigated," Interfax reported. Eduard Salagaev, chairman of Russia's private TV Channel 6, demanded the immediate resignation of the heads of Russia's "power ministries" (interior, defense, and FSK). Russian TV chairman Poptsov told Interfax that Russia's journalists must unite to save the country from further catastrophe: "We hold the key to society's conscience and we will either wake it up or will die along with it." -- Laura Belin, OMRI, Inc. LISTEV KILLED FOR FINANCIAL GAIN . . . Russian observers are divided on whether financial or political motives lie behind Listev's murder. Yeltsin's spokesman, Vyacheslav Kostikov, told reporters on 2 March that Listev's "contract killing" was connected to "disorder in the advertising sector, which is probably controlled by the mafia." Russia's Choice leader Yegor Gaidar suggested on Ekho Moskvy that Listev "crossed the path of someone whose income was based on the illegal sale of advertising time." On 1 March, Ostankino TV chairman Alexander Yakovlev had estimated that Ostankino's new rules on advertising would have cost unnamed "moguls" at least 30 billion rubles ($6.6 million) a month. The State Duma press and information committee chairman Mikhail Poltoranin said the November 1994 reorganization of Ostankino Channel One into Russian Public Television Ostankino was "a hastily planned adventure," Interfax reported on 2 March. He added, "The old mafia around Ostankino will not give up such a juicy morsel as channel one without blood." -- Laura Belin, OMRI, Inc. . . . OR FOR POLITICAL REASONS? Other observers suggested that Listev's assassination was politically motivated. After first blaming those who would have suffered financially from the advertising rules, Yakovlev changed his tune on 2 March, telling Yeltsin that "ultimately this was a political murder." Vsevolod Bogdanov, chairman of the Union of Journalists, also linked the killing to a battle for "influence" in Russian society. Sergei Gryzunov, chairman of the Russian State Press Committee, whose dismissal was suspended by President Yeltsin on 28 February, told Interfax that Listev's murder "has nothing to do with criminal activity" but is connected to recent attempts to restrict press freedoms, as well as Russia's upcoming election campaign. Meanwhile, others expressed fears that politicians will use the atmosphere of crisis following Listev's murder to consolidate power. Alexander Lisin, editor of Vechernaya Moskva, believes the assassination will be "profitable to those who want to impose a state of emergency in Russia and extend the powers of the State Duma and President Yeltsin indefinitely." Television director Nikolai Svanidze told viewers of the Commonwealth television network, "There will be elections and people will follow the first bastard to say, 'I will restore order, I will defend you.' And we, like a flock of frightened sheep, will choose a wolf to protect us and he will use us for his own purposes." -- Laura Belin, OMRI, Inc. From Dan0079@aol.com Sun Mar 5 11:57 EST 1995 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16804; Sun, 5 Mar 95 11:57:41 -0500 Received: from mail06.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05853; Sun, 5 Mar 95 11:57:39 -0500 Received: by mail06.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA039342658; Sun, 5 Mar 1995 11:57:38 -0500 Date: Sun, 5 Mar 1995 11:57:38 -0500 From: Dan0079@aol.com Message-Id: <950305115736_39818238@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Anyone going to St. Petersubrg? Status: Or If anyone will go to St. Petersburg from the USA and is willing to bring some Special Kodak film to a friend, please contact me. I would be very appreciative, as this particular film is not available in Russia. I can express mail this film to you anywhere in the USA in one day. Thank you. --- Dan M. Rich From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Mar 5 19:47:39 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06828; Sun, 5 Mar 95 19:47:37 -0500 Message-Id: <9503060047.AA06828@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sun, 5 Mar 95 19:47:36 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: goofed Cc: sasha Status: O Dear folks, Sorry, because of some repair, a small subgroup of info-russ must've gotten a few identical copies of the same short posting (something about S. Peter & Kodak film). My appologies; hope it'll not happen again (hey, I am not promissing that nothing wrong will happen, but at least, I am trying to provide you with diversity of mishaps:-). Best, --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator -- Alexander E. Kaplan Tel: (410) 516-7018 Dept. of Electr. & Comp. Eng. Home: (410) 366-3056 The Johns Hopkins University Fax: (410) 516-5566 3400 N. Charles St. E-mail: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu Baltimore, MD 21218, USA also : sasha@ecn.purdue.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 6 02:35:38 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from weizmann.weizmann.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12626; Mon, 6 Mar 95 02:35:29 -0500 Received: from WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL by WEIZMANN.weizmann.ac.il (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 4226; Mon, 06 Mar 95 09:35:18 +0200 Received: from WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL (NJE origin COMALKIN@WEIZMANN) by WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 4642; Mon, 6 Mar 1995 09:35:18 +0200 Date: Mon, 06 Mar 95 09:32:04 +0200 From: "Dr.Jacob Malkin" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Okazija v Moskvu To: Info-Russ Message-Id: <950306.093516.+0200.COMALKIN@WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL> X-Acknowledge-To: Status: O I am looking for anyone who is going to Moscow these days and who is willing to bring with you two passports (very urgently) Thank you in advance Yours P.S. Please, reply by E-mail ---------------------------------------- Dr. Jacob Malkin Department of Organic Chemistry The Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot 76100 Israel E- mail: COMALKIN@WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL phone: (972)-8-342765 (of) (972)-8-642197 (home) Fax: (972)-8-344142 ---------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 6 08:04:10 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mailer.fsu.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13015; Mon, 6 Mar 95 08:04:08 -0500 Received: by mailer.fsu.edu id AA29821 (5.65c/IDA-1.4.4 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu); Mon, 6 Mar 1995 08:04:02 -0500 X-Nupop-Charset: English Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 08:33:40 -0600 (CST) From: "Aleksander Y. Druk" Sender: adruk@mailer.fsu.edu Message-Id: <30821.adruk@mailer.acns.fsu.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS:emigre in Germany Status: O Dr. Alexander Y. Drouk The Florida State University Department of Biological Science Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2043 internet: adruk@mailer.acns.fsu.edu Hi folks! I am writing this message on behalf of my good friend. He is a programer and is about to immigrate to Germany. Does anybody of know what happened with new legal immigrants (jew) in Germany? He was told that his family will live in Langesalz(?) (Turingia), but for how long? When can he obtain a work permit? Is any russian (jew) newsgroup in Germany? How can he get an access to the internet? How to post a resume in the net in Germany? Any ideas how to get a job for a very good programmer in Germany? Any suggestion would be really appreciated. Please, reply to my address . Sasha Druk From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 6 15:49:05 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from npd.ufsc.br by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13948; Mon, 6 Mar 95 15:48:01 -0500 Received: from lepus.celepar.br (lepus.celepar.br [200.6.40.33]) by npd.ufsc.br (8.6.8.1/8.6.6) with SMTP id SAA21302 for ; Mon, 6 Mar 1995 18:51:11 -0600 Received: from inf.ufpr.br by lepus.celepar.br (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA01972; Mon, 6 Mar 95 17:46:49 EST Received: from hoggar.fisica.ufpr.br by inf.ufpr.br (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA05799; Mon, 6 Mar 95 17:45:02 EST Received: (from sharipov@localhost) by hoggar.fisica.ufpr.br (8.6.9/8.6.9) id TAA23350; Fri, 3 Mar 1995 19:52:08 -0300 Date: Fri, 3 Mar 1995 19:52:08 -0300 From: Felix Maratovich Sharipov Subject: INFO-RUSS: New York Academy of Sci. To: INFO-RUSS Message-Id: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: O Dear friends! Could anybody tell me what does it a membership of the New York Academy of Sciences really men? Is this organization respectable in U.S.A.? Many thanks in advance for any information on the Academy. Best regards Felix Sharipov reply to: felix@inf.ufpr.br From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 6 16:14:53 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14009; Mon, 6 Mar 95 16:14:46 -0500 Received: from root@kremvax.demos.su [192.91.186.200] by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id AAA09959; (8.6.10/D) Tue, 7 Mar 1995 00:02:18 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id AAA23761; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 7 Mar 1995 00:01:40 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa00367; 7 Mar 95 0:01 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Mon, 6 Mar 1995 23:53:48 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 23:53:47 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: V Rossii po vesne sazhajut (ne kartoshku) Status: O V Rossii po vesne sazhajut (ne kartoshku) Hi, folks! 6/03/1995 Obeschannoe E v pjatnicu uvol'nenie moskovskogo prokurora i policmejstera segodnja sostojalos' oficial'no. Stoit napomnit', chto v nachale dekabrja byl uvolen otnositel'no lojal'nyj Luzhkovu nachal'nik moskovskogo upravlenija FSK (KGB) Sevost'janov. Na silovyh postah v Moskve ostaetsja esche odna kreatura L - nachal'nik RUOP (reg. upr. po org. prestupnosti) general Rushajlo, no ego dni tode sochteny. Sam Luzhkov byl segodnja ne dopuschen na zasedanie Soveta bezopasnosti, posvjaschennoe obsuzhdeniju problem prestupnosti v Moskve. V 37 godu esche snimali portrety vidnyh osob nezadolgo do aresta, a tak - ochen' pohozhe. Uvol'nenie prokurora Moskvy Ponomareva mozhno postavit' esche v odin kontekst - s uvol'neniem, v nachale chechenskoj vojny, ministra justicii Kalmykova. Eto - chast' kampanii po chistke pravovoj sistemy ot otnositel'no nezavisimyh juristov. Prikaz ob uvol'nenii Ponomareva podpisal i.o. genprokurora Il'jushenko. Stoit napomnit', chto imenno Ponomarev god s nebol'shim nazad prekratil delo po obvineniju Ruckogo v korrupcii (Ruckoj v eto vremja byl v Lefortove po obvineniju v gosperevorote). Ponomarev, kstati, priznal "dokazatel'stva" fal'shivkoj i vozbudil delo o poddelke protiv "neizvestnyh lic". Eti "neizvestnye lica" s bol'shoj verojatnost'ju byli: advokat Andrej Makarov (nyne predsedatel' shahmatnoj ligi Rossii), "general Dima" Jakubovskij (mezhdunarodnyj avantjurist i mnogokratnyj agent, nyne v tjur'me "Kresty"), Aleksej Il'jushenko (nyne sm. vyshe). Imenno eti rukovoditeli prezidentskoj komissii po korrupcii i predstavili obschestvennosti i prokurature montirovannoe na kserokse "dokazatel'stvo". Il'jushenko nakonec-to dozhdalsja chasa mesti. V Chechne na vyhodnyh - novye tjazhelye boi, osobenno v Groznom i okolo Samashek, Bamuta i Achhoj-Martana (zapadnoe napravlenie). V voskresen'e rossijskoj storonoj byli sorvany peregovory voennyh predstavitelej (kotorye dolzhny byli nachat'sja po resheniju pravitel'stva Rossii). Znachitel'nyh izmenenij net. Opublikovany oficial'nye svedenija o poterjah VDV. Uchastvovalo 7000 chelovek, ubito 255 (40 oficerov), 1000 raneno. Sotrudniki Kovaleva obnaruzhili, chto v OFICIAL'NOJ DOKUMENTACII na plennikov (ne plennyh, tak kak po-vidimomu nikto iz nih ne boevik, i ne arestovannyh, ibo nikto etih ljudej ne arestovyval oficial'no), soderzhaschihsja v Pjatigorskoj tjur'me, imeetsja upominanie o smerti odnogo iz "klientov" ot "sindroma sdavlivanija", i v medicinskih aktah vseh - telesnye povrezhdenija. Vsegov Pjatigorskoj tjur'me 44 cheloveka. V Stavropole po dokumentam - 75 chelovek, v Mozdoke - 380 (missii OBSE pokazali 13). Skol'ko-to neposredstvenno v Groznom. Iz vseh dokumentirovannyh del fil'tracionnyh lagerej 30% na russkih. Iz Groznogo - ishod chechenskogo i ingushskogo naselenija, perezhivshego vojnu. Po donosam russkih sosedej, chto ih sosed - boevik, glavu sem'i rasstrelivajut bez vsjakogo rassledovanija (i otpravki v fil'tracionnyj lager'). Ran'she chasto rasstrelivali i sem'i, no sejchas eto prekratilos'. Stoit otmetit', chto instrukcii o rusifikacii gorodov Chechni imejutsja (v dokumentah administracii prezidenta eto nazyvaetsja "process kompensacii diskiminacii russkih"). Tak chto ne stoit udivljat'sja kongenial'nosti maroderov i banditov na mestah i banditov kremlevskih. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Mar 8 07:08:10 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from trefle.saclay.cea.fr by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28255; Wed, 8 Mar 95 07:08:07 -0500 Received: from oeillet.saclay.cea.fr by trefle.saclay.cea.fr (8.6.10/ CEANET-ROUTER-3.0) with ESMTP id NAA00700 for ; Wed, 8 Mar 1995 13:07:38 +0100 Received: from ruth.saclay.cea.fr by oeillet.saclay.cea.fr (8.6.10/ CEANET-ROUTER-3.0) with SMTP id NAA01251 for ; Wed, 8 Mar 1995 13:08:58 +0100 Message-Id: <199503081208.NAA01251@oeillet.saclay.cea.fr> Received: by ruth.saclay.cea.fr (1.37.109.4/CEANET.2.0.1) id AA28548; Wed, 8 Mar 95 13:07:39 GMT From: Boris VELIKSON Subject: INFO-RUSS: postdoctoral offer To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (inforuss) Date: Wed, 8 Mar 95 13:07:39 "WET Mailer: Elm [revision: 70.85] Status: O Hi, folks. A post-doctoral offer follows that may interest someone: "Our Department has currently the possibility to provide a two-years financial support to a post-doctoral investigator. Our Research Institute is 30 kilometers from Paris and the mensual wage is 10,000 FF (about 24,000 $ US / year). Investigators with experience in the field of Molecular Biology and/or Renal Physiology will be welcomed. Investigatons will be performed in the field of hormone receptors, including genetic regulation and desensitization processes. For information, please contact: Dr Jean-Marc ELALOUF CEA Saclay Service de Biologie Cellulaire 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex FRANCE Tel: (33) 1-69087842 Fax: (33) 1-69083570 E-Mail: elalouf@dsvidf.cea.fr Or: elalouf@citi2.fr" From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Wed Mar 8 15:01 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11539; Wed, 8 Mar 95 15:01:41 -0500 Message-Id: <9503082001.AA11539@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 5032; Wed, 08 Mar 95 14:59:53 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 5030; Wed, 8 Mar 1995 14:59:50 -0500 Date: Wed, 8 Mar 1995 15:39:42 +0100 Reply-To: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: OMRI Publications Subject: INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest I, No. 48, 8 Mar 95 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O ------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts form OMRI DAILY DIGEST No. 48, Part I, 8 March 1995, AEK ------------------------------------------------------------------- Yeltsin will ... soon sign a decree increasing the role of the Federal Counterintelligence Service in uncovering crimes and restoring its investigative organs. According to Lobov, 2.6 million crimes were committed in Russia in 1994, nearly 1 million of which have not been solved. -- Penny Morvant, OMRI, Inc. So far, seven potential candidates to head the Russian government department to coordinate the Chechen reconstruction have refused the position. -- Liz AIR FORCE DROPPING MINES IN CHECHNYA. The Russian Air Force has been dropping mines on various "strategically important" Chechen regions controlled by Dudaev supporters over the last several days... Aircraft- delivered mines are considered particularly dangerous because no accurate record can be kept of their location. -- Doug Clarke, OMRI, Inc. RUSSIAN INSPECTORS AT U.S. MISSILE BASE. A team of Russian inspectors arrived at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana on 5 March, after having specified that location for their first surprise inspection under the terms of the START-1 treaty, which entered into force last December, Western agencies reported. As many as 200 Minuteman ICBMs were once stationed at Malmstrom. The leader of the 10-member Russian team said the event was "a very momentous occasion." The Russians will visit 36 U.S. strategic nuclear sites over a four-month period in order to verify the accuracy of the data the Americans have provided, while American inspectors will look at 65 former Soviet nuclear weapons facilities in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. -- Doug Clarke, OMRI, Inc. VORKUTA MINERS BEGIN INDEFINITE POLITICAL STRIKE. Miners at the Yuzhnaya pit in Vorkuta began an all-out strike on 6 March, the chairman of the pit's independent trade union told Interfax. The miners are demanding the resignation of the president and government to protest the fact that they have not been paid since December 1994. The same day, a week-long strike by 600 mine construction workers in Vorkuta was suspended after the Vorkutaugol association paid the workers' employer, Poloz, debts from November and December 1994. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Mar 8 17:11:00 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29256; Wed, 8 Mar 95 17:10:44 -0500 Received: from root@kremvax.demos.su [192.91.186.200] by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id BAA04450; (8.6.10/D) Thu, 9 Mar 1995 01:00:50 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id AAA20060; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 9 Mar 1995 00:58:56 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa29080; 9 Mar 95 0:58 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Thu, 9 Mar 1995 00:51:56 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 9 Mar 1995 00:51:55 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: 8 marta v Chechne Status: O 8 marta v Chechne Hi, folks! 8/03/1995 Segodnja komandovanie pozdravilo zhenschin, prinimajuschih uchastie v chechenskoj vojne (na federal'noj storone) i poblagodarilo ih za vklad v "pobedu". Okonchatel'no opredelilas' novaja taktika vojsk, o kotoroj ja pisal uzhe: otkaz ot soprikosnovenija vojsk i postepennoe unichtozhenie naselenija i material'nyh resursov Chechni primeneniem tjazheloj artillerii i aviacii. Osnovnymi celjami vse poslednie dni byli goroda Gudermes, Shali, Argun (pochti pokinutyj naseleniem), sela Bamut, Samashki, Achhoj-Martan (centr odnoimennogo rajona), Nizhnie i Verhnie Atagi. MASSOVYJ harakter priobrelo ispol'zovanie igol'chatyh bomb (tochnee, snarjadov) - kategoricheski zapreschennogo oruzhija massovogo porazhenija. Kazhdoe ranenie odinochnoj igloj garantirovanno delaet invalidom (vse ranenija oslozhnjajutsja gnojnym processom). Otmecheny sluchai primenenija sharikovyh bomb i vakuumnogo vzryva (poslednij vid oruzhija massovo primenjalsja v Groznom pri shturme centra goroda). Eta taktika segodnja nachala prinosit' plody: rukovodstvo Achhoj-Martanovskogo rajona "kapitulirovalo", i federaly prekratili obstrel Achhoj-Martana i Samashek v otvet na otkaz ot vooruzhenogo soprotivlenija. Bamut (v tom zhe rajone) obstrelivalsja do vechera. Eto zakrepljaet kontrol' federalov nad dorogoj k Ingushetii, zavoevannoj 3 dnja nazad. Vmeste s tem ja ne dumaju, chto eto lokal'noe peremirie budet dolgim: komandovanie prosto ne smozhet postavit' pod kontrol' grabezhi i nasilie (dazhe esli zahochet). Napoleonovskij lozung "vojna dolzhna sebja kormit'" stal fakticheskim zakonom povedenija vojsk, osobenno s prihodom bol'shogo kolichestva soldat divizij MVD i OMONa. Prakticheski smenilas' motivacija: teper' ne mest', a vozmozhnost' grabit' i vyvozit' nagrablennoe opredeljaet interes federal'nyh soldat. V Moskve - serija antivoennyh vystuplenij, preimuschestvenno zhenskih (specifika dnja). Otmetilis' kak krasnye (Anpilovki), tak i "bespartijnoe" Dvizhenie soldatskih materej. Kak voditsja, mezhdu etimi dvumja otrjadami borcov za mir proishodili stychki (v osnovnom slovesnye). Molodoj Brodskij skazal o nas s vami, gospoda: "i kak tol'ko terpjat baby..." Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 9 17:20:19 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from alpha.hendrix.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06379; Thu, 9 Mar 95 17:20:11 -0500 Date: Thu, 9 Mar 95 17:20:11 -0500 Message-Id: <9503092220.AA06379@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from 192.131.98.23 by ALPHA.HENDRIX.EDU (MX V4.1 VAX) with SMTP; Thu, 09 Mar 1995 16:23:27 CST Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: zeev@alpha.hendrix.edu (Zeev Barel) Subject: INFO-RUSS: 25th Anniversary of an Important Letter Status: Or 25 years ago, on 8 March, 1970, a letter signed by 40 Jews of Moscow was presented to the Soviet authorities. The letter was prompted by a press conference, several days before, at which a group of prominent "citizens of Jewish nationality" had publicly proclaimed, in the name of all Soviet Jews, their undivided loyalty to the USSR as well as absurdity of any assumption that anybody, in his right mind, could decide to leave it. The letter (known as the Letter of the 39 Moscow Jews, although a 40th signatory joined at the last moment) stated, in very clear and unambiguous words, that its authors were ready to leave for Israel "even on foot if necessary." No current or former resident of the S.U. would ask whether a counter press conference requested in the letter was in fact granted. However, the letter became known all over the world thanks to wonderful cooperation between the Jewish emigration activists and the human rights defenders ("dissidents") in Moscow as well as swift work of some Western correspondents. It surely wasn't the first (nor the last) such letter, but probably the first that received such publicity: it was carried by major newspapers, including the New York Times, broadcast by V. of A. and others, and even "echoed" in Izvestiya, predictably, in a very hostile manner. The Letter of the 39 bacame an important landmark in the struggle for free movement across the borders and in the advancement of human rights (one of which is the freedom to move across the borders). Most of its authors eventually left, some (including myself) months after signing the letter, others after considerable time, efforts, and suffering. The ability of people to leave the USSR and its successor states when they wish and to return when they wish has improved somewhat, although the situation is far from complete freedom. The hopes on the general situation of the human rights were largely dispelled by the Chechen war and other ugly events. Zeev Barel From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 9 20:37:12 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from MIT.MIT.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05673; Fri, 9 Mar 95 20:37:11 -0500 Received: from MOSES.MIT.EDU by MIT.EDU with SMTP id AA12783; Fri, 9 Mar 95 20:37:05 EST Message-Id: <9501140137.AA12783@MIT.EDU> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 95 20:37:35 From: rutman@MIT.EDU (Nathan Rutman) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Invitations to Russia and Uzbekistan Status: Or 5 of us are going to take a bike trip through Asia this summer. Part of the entry requirements to Russia and Uzbekistan is an invitation from a citizen of the country, who typically must apply to a local police station for these invitations. Usually this is taken care of by a travel agent, but because we are entering and leaving on our bikes, we don't have a travel agent we can use. Can anyone help me figure out how to get this invitation? Thanks. Nathan Rutman rutman@mit.edu (617) 225-9143 From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Fri Mar 10 10:09 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28902; Fri, 10 Mar 95 10:09:35 -0500 Message-Id: <9503101509.AA28902@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 4023; Fri, 10 Mar 95 10:07:33 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 4017; Fri, 10 Mar 1995 09:51:38 -0500 Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 15:44:26 +0100 Reply-To: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: OMRI Publication Subject:INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest I, No. 50, 10 Mar 95 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST No. 50, Part I, 10 March 1995, AEK --------------------------------------------------------------------- TATAR OPPOSITION ADMITS DEFEAT. A conference of Tatarstan's democratic, nationalist, and communist movements announced that the "party of power" had won the 5 March elections to the republican legislature, Interfax reported on 9 March. None of the opposition candidates are leading going into the 19 March runoffs. 49 out of the 61 administrative constituencies had elected their administration heads, while the 69 territorial constituencies elected 20 representatives of the "party of power." The deputies from the administrative districts will meet two or three times a year, while the territorial representatives will work in permanent session. -- Robert Orttung, OMRI, Inc. U.S. DUPED IN PURCHASE OF MISSILE SYSTEM. Russian intelligence agents duped the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) into thinking it was buying the latest model of Russia's S-300 air defense system when, in fact, it received a training model that had been tinkered with for years by cadets at a Minsk military school, Kommersant-Daily reported on 9 March. Last December, a Russian civilian cargo plane made a secret delivery to the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. It was soon revealed in both the American and Russian press that this was a S-300 system that had been purchased from Belarus for $6 million by a company acting as a cover for the DIA. The paper said the key to the S-300 system is a container it called "F-9"--described as the command and control cabin that integrated the radars and the missiles into a system. It said the F-9 cabin delivered to the Americans and the one used in the real S-300 PMU system--the most modern version--were "worlds apart." It also suggested Russian military intelligence agents had equipped the system with "peculiar software, to put it mildly." -- Doug Clarke, OMRI, Inc. ALCOHOL BLAMED FOR FALLING MALE LIFE EXPECTANCY. Alcoholism of "pandemic proportions" is responsible for the sharp fall in life expectancy among Russian men, according to a study by the University of Wales, Western agencies reported on 10 March. Consumption of pure alcohol rose from 10.7 liters per inhabitant in 1987 to 14 liters in 1992 and the number of deaths officially attributed to alcohol poisoning increased from 117,000 to 262,000. Men are said to be four times more likely to become alcoholics than women, which is reflected in data on life expectancy: 59 years for men (down six years from 1987 to 1993) and 72 years for women (down two years over the same period). The study noted that after price liberalization the cost of alcohol rose far less than that of other consumer goods and foods, leading to increased consumption, particularly of vodka. Consumption of lethal home-brewed spirits also increased. -- Penny Morvant, OMRI, Inc. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 10 10:37:48 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moe.Rice.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13030; Fri, 10 Mar 95 10:37:46 -0500 Received: from caesar.rice.edu by moe.rice.edu (JAA13619); Fri, 10 Mar 1995 09:37:44 -0600 Received: from antonius.rice.edu by caesar.rice.edu (AA21836); Fri, 10 Mar 95 09:37:33 CST Received: by antonius.rice.edu (AA04644); Fri, 10 Mar 95 09:34:15 CST Date: Fri, 10 Mar 95 09:34:15 CST From: Alexei Bolshakov Message-Id: <9503101534.AA04644@antonius.rice.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Place in New Mexico Status: O Hi, everybody! This is the message for those who live in New Mexico. Group of Russian marathon runners (approximately 5) is looking for a place to stay for 2-3 month in Albuquerque (New Mexico) or in the place with the same height above the sea level (2,000 meters and above). They plan to stay and train there and then come down and participate in different races (10 and 15 kilo- meters, half-marathons and marathons). They need a place to stay beginning in April (beginning or middle of the month). The place should be pretty cheap and not very big (one bedroom will be more then enough). I am looking for your suggestions and recomendations about apartment complexes there or possibilities to rent house or part of the house. Some of the runners are very well known in the world of marathon, for example one of them, Irina Bogacheva, won and placed very high in some very prestigious marathons (1st in Clevelan and San Francisco, 2nd in Good- will Games in Moscow and Seattle and so on). If there will be somebody willing to host this group or part of the group, this will be appreciated very much. The place should not have any kind of sport facilities around, the only requirement is that it should be about 2,000 meteres above sea level or higher. All your information (addresses of the appartment complexes, other addresses, contact phone numbers and other information) will be highly appreciated. Please, write directly to me at the addresses below: balexei@owlnet.rice.edu or balexei@caesar.rice.edu or Alexei Bolshakov 1503 Bissonnet Apt. 7A Houston, TX 77005 tel. (713) 630-0786 home (713) 527-8750 x3553 fax. (713) 285-5423 Thank you very much for your consideration. Sincerely, Alexei. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 10 16:30:23 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00335; Fri, 10 Mar 95 16:30:09 -0500 Received: from root@localhost by moscvax.demos.su with UUCP id AAA19217; (8.6.10/D) Sat, 11 Mar 1995 00:13:15 +0300 Received: by kremvax.demos.su; Sat, 11 Mar 1995 00:10:49 +0300 Received: by sch57.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Fri, 10 Mar 1995 23:57:46 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 23:57:45 +0300 X-Mailer: Mail [v1.8 MSDOS] Subject: INFO-RUSS: Uvol'nenie Kovaleva i boj za Argun Lines: 33 Status: O Uvol'nenie Kovaleva i boj za Argun Hi, folks! 10/03/95 Segodnja Duma ogromnym bol'shinstvom (240 vmesto 225 neobhodimyh) uvolila S.Kovaleva s posta upolnomochennogo po pravam cheloveka. S.Jushenkov ushel v otstavku s posta predsedatelja komiteta po oborone. Za uvol'nenie Kovaleva golosovali vse partii, krome "Vybora" i "Jabloka", v tom chisle centristy ("Zhenschiny" i Dempartija Glaz'eva). Eto sobytie javljaetsja ogromnym uspehom gruppy El'cina. Protivniki vojny lishilis' legal'nyh parlamentskih sredstv vozdejstvija na situaciju. Golosovanie v Dume otrazhaet postepennoe (i daleko ne zavershivsheesja) vozvraschenie politicheskogo teatra v Moskve k raskladu, suschestvovavshemu do vojny (protivostojanie "demokraty-zapadniki" - "nacionalisty, gosudarstvenniki, kommunisty"), no v neizmerimo bolee vygodnom dlja partii vlasti variante. Opasnost' dlja vlasti (takticheskogo) sojuza raznyh oppozicionnyh sil ustranena. Ne mogu umolchat', chto "demokraty" i lichno Kovalev nesut bol'shuju dolju politicheskoj viny za eto (otvergaja dazhe nameki na vozmozhnost' takih sojuzov). MOZhET OKAZAT'SJa, chto segodnja g-n E neozhidanno vyigral svoju, v kakoj-to moment pochti proigrannuju, lichnuju vojnu. Federal'nye vojska segodnja, pohozhe, nachali davno ozhidaemoe nastuplenie, pri podderzhke aviacii i moschnyh tankovyh sil, na gorod Argun. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Mar 12 11:05:28 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from syntest.CES.CWRU.Edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15022; Sun, 12 Mar 95 11:05:26 -0500 Received: (from mikhail@localhost) by syntest.CES.CWRU.Edu (8.6.10/8.6.10) id LAA01559 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Sun, 12 Mar 1995 11:05:44 -0500 Date: Sun, 12 Mar 1995 11:05:44 -0500 From: Mikhail Baklashov Message-Id: <199503121605.LAA01559@syntest.CES.CWRU.Edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: IEEE Proceedings LaTeX sty files Status: O Hi, I need the IEEE two column proceedings sty file for preparing LaTeX manuscripts. If you have the sty file, could you please email it to me? Thank You. Mikhail. (mikhail@alpha.ces.cwru.edu) From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 13 00:33:09 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05670; Mon, 13 Mar 95 00:33:07 -0500 Message-Id: <9503130533.AA05670@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Mon, 13 Mar 95 00:33:06 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS:for those lost in ether Status: O Dear friend, If you received this posting, you used to subscribe to INFO-RUSS, but at some point got "lost in the ether". That mean that your account or machine or node began bouncing back info-russ postings with all kind of "nondelivery" msgs ("no such user", or "cannot receive mail" or "service unavailable", etc.). I set my program in such a way that my mailer ignore these msgs for many days, but after that the faulty account has to be deleted from my list; otherwise, my mailbox get jammed by those msgs. Once in a while, though, I send this posting for those lost in the ether, to give you an opportunity to join info-russ if you still wish to and if your account is alive again. I have now more than 1000 subscribers from all over the world, and you are as welcome as anybody else. Below please find a little data sheet for updated info about yourself that I need for your resubscription, as well as short info about info-russ (in case you forgot about it:-). My best, and welcome back. --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator ---------------------------------------------------------------- If you wish to subscribe to INFO-RUSS mail-list (IR-list) (i.e. have all the msgs from IR-list and receive periodically a list of addresses of all the subscribers), I'll need you to send to the following information about yourself: (i) e-mail address and real-life name in exactly this format: xxxxx@yy...zzz # Firstname M. Lastname (ii) affiliation (e.g. name of the university & Dept., or company) (iii) address (including state&zip code) & country (office address will do) (iv) phone & FAX numbers (this item is optional) Only item (i) will be broadcasted as part of the subscriber's list. Subscription to INFO-RUSS is free. Here is the description of the IR-list: --------------------------------------------------------------- This news-group run by me started on August 15'91 with about 40 addresses, and has now 1000+ addresses on its distribution list. It is intended to link people in a Russian-speaking or having related interests community outside of ex-Sovok (mostly, but not exclusively, refugees and emigrants) to each other, to be of info-help to them, and to serve as a medium for informal communication in that community in the US and worldwide. A user (who may not necessarily be a subscriber) can use INFO-RUSS for a relevant request, announcement, etc. Your message e-mailed to a certain address (see below) will be broadcasted to all the subscribers. If there are no special events, we have about 30 msgs/month. At this point, IR-list is mediated by me. Both English and Russian languages are used. To write in Russian, we use English alphabet for transliteration (skazhem, kak zdes'.) I keep mailing the updated list with names and e-addresses to all the subscribers on a more or less regular basis. Msg length: no longer than 2-3 kb (except for special occasions). Style: concise, friendly, no-nonsence. I try to keep the msg traffic as LOW as possible. This is NOT a discussion list (although occasional and humorous discussions are OK). Flame "wars" are strongly discouraged. The frequency of postings by the same subscriber is restricted to one posting in 30 days. This news-group should NOT be used for commercial purposes. How does the INFO-RUSS group work? To broadcast your message send it to: Your message will be put on a queue in my computer; I check the queue regularly and relay your message for the entire IR-group. To subscribe, send a msg to: (for the required info, go back to the top of this msg). --Alex Kaplan From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 13 08:04:26 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from lambada.oit.unc.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06761; Mon, 13 Mar 95 08:04:24 -0500 Received: by lambada.oit.unc.edu (5.65/TAS/11-16-88) id AA16716; Mon, 13 Mar 1995 08:04:23 -0500 Message-Id: <9503131304.AA16716@lambada.oit.unc.edu> Subject: INFO-RUSS: Son of Dm. Shostakovich To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 13 Mar 95 8:04:23 EST From: Lenny Monastyrsky X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4dev PL65] Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text Content-Length: 428 Status: O Hello, fellow netters! My father-in-law would like to know what happened to the son of the great Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich. It's not the piggyish kind of curiosity promoted by Hard Copy or Inside Edition. He (my father-in-law) is a serious music lover. If this is the wrong place/way to ask, I apologize. Please reply to my personal email address below: monastl@iia.org Thank you very much. Lenny Monastyrsky. From bosin@cherokee.nsuok.edu Mon Mar 13 19:16 EST 1995 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00420; Mon, 13 Mar 95 19:16:19 -0500 Received: from cherokee.nsuok.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00465; Mon, 13 Mar 95 19:16:16 -0500 Message-Id: <9503140016.AA00465@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: by cherokee.nsuok.edu (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA111180094; Mon, 13 Mar 1995 18:14:55 -0600 From: Pavel Bosin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Open letter on Chechnya (fwd) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 13 Mar 95 18:14:53 CST Status: Or Dear friends, This "open letter" signed by Russian physisists was forwarded to me by a friend. Authors asked help in distributing this letter. Pavel Bosin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LETTER Dear friends, We are compelled to write to you from the feeling that terrible crimes committed by Russian authorities and armed forces in Chechnya are not accidental, and that we are all responsible for them. These crimes, according to the testimony of the journalists, defenders of human rights, and mothers of the soldiers fighting there, include not only bombing towns and villages inhabited by civilians but also the capturing of hostages, robberies, organization of filtration camps where people, incarcerated on the basis of their race, are cruelly beaten, tortured, maimed and murdered. All these actions should be characterized as GENOCIDE and Crime against Humanity. And they can not be considered merely as an internal affair of Russia. Chechen crisis is not accidental. It reveals the criminal essence of the political regime that is being formed in Russia. The most dangerous aspect of the present situation is the absence of a clear appreciation of this fact. Instead in the public opinion, especially in the West, there still exists the myth that Russia is moving towards democracy and reforms and, unless Yeltsin is supported, fascists of the type of Zhirinovsky will take over. We consider this opinion as deeply erroneous. Supporting democracy and human rights by words, the regime is persecuting them in the cynical and brutal way. Many facts give evidence for this, such as beatings and killings of the honest journalists and human rights defenders who get and publish information dangerous for the regime, criminal and corrupted methods of the privatization, and many other things. Now there is an attempt of annihilation of a whole nation. Acting by fascist methods the regime uses Zhirinovsky and the threat of fascism for manipulating public opinion. Russia is not moving by the path of democracy and human rights. A new regime, unusual in its cruelty and falsehood, is being born. Whether the criminal regime or democracy with human face will take over in Russia, will in the first place depend on people in Russia, our ability to understand the danger and take responsibility, our courage and will to stand against evil. However the realization by people in the West of the true state of affairs in Russia and the support of democracy, not Yeltsin, are also crucial. We ask your help in spreading our letter. A.Belavin (e-mail: belavin@cft.sherna.msk.su) V.Drinfeld (drinfeld@ilt.kharkov.ua) B.Feigin (feigin@ium.ac.msk.su) From owner-russian-jews@israel.nysernet.ORG Wed Mar 15 12:12 EST 1995 Received: from israel.nysernet.org by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00402; Wed, 15 Mar 95 12:12:15 -0500 Received: by israel.nysernet.ORG (4.1/3.1.090690-NYSERnet Inc.) id AA04649; Wed, 15 Mar 95 08:17:43 EST Received: from cgl.bu.edu by israel.nysernet.ORG (4.1/3.1.090690-NYSERnet Inc.) id AA16436; Tue, 14 Mar 95 12:06:33 EST Received: by cgl.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id MAA02423; Tue, 14 Mar 1995 12:04:28 -0500 Message-Id: <199503141704.MAA02423@cgl.bu.edu> Date: Tue, 14 Mar 1995 12:04:27 -0500 (EST) Sender: owner-russian-jews@israel.nysernet.ORG From: simon1@cgl.bu.edu (Simon Streltsov) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: job Field Director Position Available (fwd) Content-Type: text Status: O Forwarding an annoucement from another listserv. >Date: Fri, 10 Mar 95 00:04:48 EST >From:Parkison@aol.com >To: Multiple recipients of list >Subject: Field Director Position Available An immediate opening exists for a Field Director position based in Kharkiv, Ukraine, for the Global Jewish Assistance and Relief Network, a humanitarian agency committed to raiseing the stadard of living for the people in the NIS and help the social sector in making the leap to democracy. GJARN currently has projects in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Latvia. The primary focus for this position is to concentrate on the Rule of Law grant-related activities in Kharkiv, ukraine and to oversee the implementation of GJARN goals in Dnepropetrovsk. Requirements for the position include *a background in human rights, law and/or advocacy *an understanding of NGOs and the non-profit sector *familiarity with Eastern European Jewish customs *excellent communication , management and writing skills *basic computer skills *fluency in Russian. For inquiries, please contact Rabbi Eliezer Avtzon, Executive Director, Global Jewish Assistance and Relief Network, 730 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11213 Tel: 718-774-6497 Fax: 718-774-6891 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Simcha Streltsov to subscribe send Moderator of Russian-Jews List sub russian-jews simcha@shamash.nysernet.org to listproc@shamash.nysernet.org From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Mar 15 13:06:10 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from SOUTH-STATION-ANNEX.MIT.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15184; Wed, 15 Mar 95 13:06:08 -0500 Received: from HUM-READ-ROOM.MIT.EDU by MIT.EDU with SMTP id AA20331; Wed, 15 Mar 95 13:06:05 EST Received: by hum-read-room.MIT.EDU (5.0/4.7) id AA23746; Wed, 15 Mar 1995 13:06:00 -0500 Message-Id: <9503151806.AA23746@hum-read-room.MIT.EDU> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu, russian-club@MIT.EDU, russian-club@husc.harvard.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: biophysicist looking for a position Date: Wed, 15 Mar 1995 13:06:00 EST From: Ilya Shlyakhter Content-Length: 1664 Status: O Please send replies to ilya_shl@mit.edu. ----------------------------------------------------- A biophysicist from Russia is looking for a position. Present position: Sr. Research Scientist Department of Molecular & Radiation Biophysics St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Inst. of Russian Acad. Sci. Ph. D. in Biophysics (kandidat fisiko-matemat. nauk po biofisike). Cover Letter: I was trained as a biophysicist in St. Petersburg Technical University (M.S. in Physics and Biophysics, 1973) and earned Ph.D. in Biophysics from St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute of Russian Acad.Sci. in 1985. My interests were mostly focused on enzyme kinetics, application of NMR, EPR, fluorescence, absorption and CD to study of enzyme structure and function. I worked with various classes of proteins: hemoproteins, Cu-proteins, carbohydrases. My experience includes study of free-radical enzymatic reactions, as well as superoxide anion radical biochemistry. Some of my papers were also devoted to the structure of protein-metal-nucleotide and protein-ssDNA complexes. The most recent (1995, The Biochemical Journal, American Biochem. Soc., London) paper describes chemical modification of a carbohydrase enzyme. I have two Russian patents in NMR, 20 publications in peer reviued journals. My experience in directly operating on spectroscopic installations includs Bruker HX-270, AM-500 & SFX-300 pulls NMR units, various CW NMR and EPR units, various spectrophotometers, Hitachi spectrofluorimeter and CD spectrometer. My Resume with annotated list of publications and list of references may be immeduately furnished upon request. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Mar 15 18:23:53 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from hawk.anselm.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15898; Wed, 15 Mar 95 18:23:46 -0500 Received: by hawk.anselm.edu; (5.65/1.1.8.2/15Dec94-1247PM) id AA10250; Wed, 15 Mar 1995 18:23:12 -0500 From: Daniel Kalantar Message-Id: <9503152323.AA10250@hawk.anselm.edu> Subject: INFO-RUSS: concert To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 15 Mar 1995 18:23:12 -0500 (EST) X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL23] Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1215 Status: O > Subject: INFO-RUSS: For Boston area netters > Date: Wed, 15 Mar 1995 14:18:11 -0500 > From: Ara Arakelian > > [Note: The following post is from Ara Arakelian . Please > direct all questions and followup correspondence to him. Thanks --BMB] > > Classical Music Concert > To Benefit St. Stephen's Armenian Elementary School > > Suren Bagratuni, Cello > Natalia Khoma, Cello > Luise Vosgerchian, Piano > > Sunday, March 19, 1995 > 7:00 PM > > Paine Hall > Harvard University > > Program: > > HANDEL - Sonata for two Cellos and Piano > SCHUMANN - Five Pieces in Folk Style > KHUDOYAN - "Nostalgia" for two Cellos (World Premiere); > Sonata for two Cellos > FAURI - Iligie; Papillon > DEBUSSY - Sonata for Cello and Piano > > > Tickets: $20 ($10 students) > For tickets and information, call (617)926-6979 > Tickets also available at the door > Free parking at 38 Oxford Street, Cambridge From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 16 15:59:19 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from utmem1.utmem.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22684; Thu, 16 Mar 95 15:59:17 -0500 Received: from UTMEM1.UTMEM.EDU by UTMEM1.UTMEM.EDU (PMDF V4.3-10 #7408) id <01HO7HM1KGGM8ZEPEI@UTMEM1.UTMEM.EDU>; Thu, 16 Mar 1995 14:56:51 -0600 (CST) Date: Thu, 16 Mar 1995 14:56:51 -0600 (CST) From: OGRIGORIANTS@UTMEM1.UTMEM.EDU Subject: INFO-RUSS: St. Petersburg hotel To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: <01HO7HM1KGGO8ZEPEI@UTMEM1.UTMEM.EDU> X-Vms-To: IN%"info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu" Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT Status: O My American friend is planning a trip to Russia in August. Does anyone have suggestions for an inexpensive hotel for foreigners in St. Petersburg? Thank you for your help. Olga. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 16 20:09:24 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23052; Thu, 16 Mar 95 20:09:20 -0500 Message-Id: <9503170109.AA23052@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Thu, 16 Mar 95 20:09:19 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS:Aprel' uzh blizitsya, a polnochi vsyo net... Status: O OMRI + some citations from Moscow newspapers... ======================================================================= MORE NEWS ON LISTEV INVESTIGATION. Moscow police have arrested three men believed to be professional assassins in connection with the murder of television journalist Vladislav Listev, Izvestiya reported on 14 March. The newspaper said investigators now believe that a prominent Russian businessman and "a criminal kingpin who enjoys an illegal interest in the advertising business" conspired to murder Listev. Police sources said the investigation has been hampered by several uncooperative colleagues, business partners, and friends of the victim. They said Boris Berezovsky, the deputy chairman of Russian Public Television, has been particularly unhelpful, Izvestiya reported. -- Laura Belin, OMRI, Inc. GROMOV ORDERED TO LEAVE DEFENSE MINISTRY OFFICES. Defense Minister Pavel Grachev ordered Deputy Defense Minister Boris Gromov and his staff to leave their Defense Ministry offices immediately on 13 March, an RFE/RL Moscow correspondent reported. Gromov's assistants were ordered in the morning to vacate the rooms by 2 p.m. and warned that the telephones would be disconnected by 6 p.m. Gromov told Ekho Moskvy that a senior government official like Grachev should deal with such matters in a statesmanlike way, not with "petty, vindictive arrogance." DUMA REFUSES TO RECONSIDER KOVALEV. The Duma defeated a motion to reconsider the 10 March removal of Human Rights Commissioner Sergei Kovalev by a vote of 146 to 76, Interfax reported on 15 March. Nikolai Stolyarov of the New Regional Policy group had called for a new vote, claiming that at least eight deputies had not understood the substance of what they approved on 10 March. SOLZHENITSYN: RUSSIA BECOMING A "COLONY" OF THE WEST. Nobel prize- winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn charged that Russia is letting itself become an "ideological colony" of the West, during a 13 March interview with Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Vladimir Lukin on Russian TV. Solzhenitsyn claimed that Russia has pursued a foreign policy of "infantilism" in recent years and singled out Radio Liberty, an "ambiguous organization," for conducting "direct interference in our affairs." While admitting that RL "was once irreplaceable," he said Russians no longer need the service and claimed the U.S. Congress now uses it to promote Siberian separatism. Solzhenitsyn said Russia also needs to boost its "ideological defense" against scientific and cultural grants from the Soros Foundation, as well as American trade unions, U.S. government-funded organizations to promote democracy, and various Western charities that use the Russian media to undermine Orthodoxy. -- Laura Belin, OMRI, Inc. COUP UNDERWAY IN AZERBAIJAN. Azerbaijani government troops surrounded the headquarters of the OMON special police near Baku, ITAR-TASS and Interfax reported on 15 March. Fighting between government troops and OMON forces is reported elsewhere in the country. Deputy Interior Minister Rovshan Dzhavadov has reportedly called for the resignation of President Heidar Aliev and the Azerbaijani government, charging that they have brought the country to the verge of ruin. Aliev's whereabouts are unknown. Aliev had cancelled a scheduled visit to Pakistan to attend the ECO heads of state meeting after an incident on 13 March when OMON forces occupied two towers in northern Azerbaijan. -- Liz Fuller, OMRI, SOURCE: IZVESTIA, pp. 1, 2 DATE: 03/15/95 The paper reports about an incident involving an air-to-surface rocket a Russian Air Force Su-25 assault plane fired while on an exercise flight over a testing range in the Voronezh Region around 5 hours p.m. last Friday [March 10]. After being released, the rocket unexpectedly lost control, deviated off course and exploded in a field four and a half kilometers away from the Novovoronezh nuclear power station and 200 meters from the village of Maslov Log, wounding a local resident and causing considerable damage to property. The news was broken to the press at a briefing the Voronezh Governor organized at 16 hours on Monday [March 13] and broadcast by the main television network the same day. Before that the authorities had kept a complete information black-out, something that was strongly reminiscent of their behavior immediately after the Chernobyl disaster, says the paper. It quotes the NPS manager as saying that only one of its several power plants would have sustained a direct hit which, according to experts, might have happened should the rocket have deviated another two degrees. SOURCE: TRUD, p. 2 DATE: 03/16/95 In a telephone conversation with TRUD, Colonel Mikhail Bergman, military commandant of Tiraspol, Transdniestria, Moldova, has said that "groups of armed [Transdniestrian] militants are on their way to Moscow" to take part in "something that will happen in Moscow on March 18-20." SOURCE: NEZAVISIMAYA GAZETA, p. 1 DATE: 03/16/95 The paper reports about the developments in the Kazakh capital, Almaty, after President Nursultan Nazarbayev, acting on a Constitutional Court ruling, dissolved the national Supreme Soviet (Parliament) last Saturday [March 11] (see relevant RPD files). According to the paper, the Supreme Soviet deputies have been ordered to vacate their hotel rooms and service apartments before March 16. All Government and intercity telephones in the Parliament building have been cut off and journalists are no longer admitted inside. Nevertheless, the majority of legislators continue to attend daily extraordinary sessions held under the chairmanship of poet Olzhas Suleimenov. About 70 members of the People's Parliament have gone on a hunger strike, joining four colleagues who have started their action earlier over what they think is an unconstitutional decision by the Constitutional Court. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 17 13:51:36 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moscvax.demos.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29846; Fri, 17 Mar 95 13:50:51 -0500 Received: from root@kremvax.demos.su [192.91.186.200] by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id VAA24664; (8.6.10/D) Fri, 17 Mar 1995 21:40:36 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id VAA08449; (8.6.9/D) Fri, 17 Mar 1995 21:39:07 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa13879; 17 Mar 95 21:39 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Fri, 17 Mar 1995 21:09:11 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 21:09:10 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Novaja pesn'a Julija Kima Status: O Hi, folks! "Obschaja gazeta" napechatala tekst novoj pesni Julija Kima vmeste s kommentariem avtora (ochevidnym). Vot ona: Podnimaj, rebjata, flagi! Nastupaj so vseh storon! Fuljugan zasel v prodmage, Vypil vodku, s'el bekon. Ne zhalej na gada "Grada"! Ne schadi rodnoj prodmag! Sila est' - uma ne nado. Ego ne bylo i tak. Fuljugan sbezhal s ispugu, Gde-to prjachetsja, suchok. Zhgi, blin na fig vsju okrugu Chtoby dal'she ne utek! Esli zh on sbezhit podale, Pust' i dale vse gorit - Chtoby vse krugom vidali, Kto ustroil genocid! Do chego zhe serdce rado Poguljat' chto bylo sil! Sila est' - uma ne nado, Kak zhe eto ja zabyl? Kto, blin, tol'ko piknet slovo, Dushu vynu! Past' porvu! A Sergeja Kovaleva Gnat'! Obratno!! V Kolymu!!! Blin... Vash A. P.S. Po-prezhnemu boi za Argun, Shali, Gudermes, Samashki, Bamut. Grachev govorit, chto malo deneg dali, vot i promedlenie. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 17 23:55:43 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from relay1.UU.NET by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00762; Fri, 17 Mar 95 23:55:41 -0500 Received: from gatekeeper.bgs.com by relay1.UU.NET with SMTP id QQyhnv03046; Fri, 17 Mar 1995 23:55:32 -0500 Received: from aix2.bgs.com by gatekeeper.bgs.com with smtp (Smail3.1.28.1 #3) id m0rpqXw-0008ClC; Fri, 17 Mar 95 23:55 AST Received: by aix2.bgs.com (Smail3.1.28.1 #57) id m0rpqXw-0001cjC; Fri, 17 Mar 95 23:55 EST Message-Id: Date: Fri, 17 Mar 95 23:55 EST From: yefim@bgs.com (Yefim Somin) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: grad school advice Status: O Dear netters: I am looking for advice on how to bargain with Harvard Grad School about financial package for Ph.D program. Any tips will be greatly appreciated. Regards, Yefim Somin yefim@bgs.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Mar 18 15:56:26 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from wolfram.ucs.indiana.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07506; Sat, 18 Mar 95 15:56:24 -0500 Received: from ezmail.ucs.indiana.edu (ezmail.ucs.indiana.edu [129.79.181.201]) by wolfram.ucs.indiana.edu (8.6.11/8.6.11) with ESMTP id PAA11448 for ; Sat, 18 Mar 1995 15:50:20 -0500 Received: (from hammer@localhost) by ezmail.ucs.indiana.edu (8.6.11/8.6.11) id PAA16656; Sat, 18 Mar 1995 15:50:18 -0500 Date: Sat, 18 Mar 1995 15:50:17 -0500 (EST) From: "Darrell P. Hammer" X-Sender: hammer@ezmail.ucs.indiana.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Pros'ba Message-Id: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: O Does anyone know the address or phone number of Oles' Nikolaevich Rosich, who publishes "Svobodnoe slovo"? I think he is in Phoenix. Darrell P. Hammer Political Science Dept., Indiana University From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Mar 19 16:36:10 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from oxmail2.ox.ac.uk by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14706; Sun, 19 Mar 95 16:36:03 -0500 Received: from vax.ox.ac.uk by oxmail2.ox.ac.uk. with SMTP (PP) id <22683-0@oxmail2.ox.ac.uk.>; Sun, 19 Mar 1995 21:35:54 +0000 Received: by vax.ox.ac.uk (MX V4.1 VAX) id 4; Sun, 19 Mar 1995 21:35:35 +0000 Sender: kolosov@vax.ox.ac.uk Date: Sun, 19 Mar 1995 21:35:35 +0000 From: kolosov@vax.ox.ac.uk To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: <0098D9C9.D5838742.4@vax.ox.ac.uk> Subject: INFO-RUSS: Pismo chechentsa-fiztekha Status: OS Privet, bratsy - eto vyderzhki iz pis'ma moyego byvshego M.Sc.-D.Phyl. studenta fiztekha - on rodom iz Groznogo, to yest' polnotsennyy "chechenets". On zhivyot v Moskve - legal'no, slava Bogu, - no ostal'noye ne ochen' veselo. Ya vspominayu kak ya sam v svoyo vremya zhil polulegal'no v Moskve (s oblastnoy propiskoy) pri kommunistakh - i strashno rugalsya, no teper' ponyal chto eto byl myod po sravneniyu s segodnyashnim dnyom. Vash, Oleg Kolosov kolosov@vax.ox.ac.uk Privet, Dear Oleg! Sbilas' faza v nashey perepiske. ... poluchil tvoyo pismo srazu posle otpravleniya moego, tak chto speshu otvetit'. Ochen' zdorovo, chto ty ne rasteryal svyasey s narodom. Peredavay privet ot menya vsem, kogo uvidish/ uslyshih'. ... Estestvenno menya interesuet nauchnaya rabota, hotya zanimat'sya ey malovato vozmozhnostey. Tem ne menee naukoobraznost vsegda prisutstvuet ... Problemy nachalis' s Chechenskimi sobytiyami. Bukvalno za 2 dnya do nachala boyni moi roditeli priehali v Moskvu na nedelu navestit' nas. Tak i ostalis' zdes tol'ko s pasportami (hotya eto navernoe odin iz luchshih variantov). Teper' edyat valerianku i v novostyah pytayutsya razglyadet, chto ostalos' ot doma (kotoryi byl v centre), no ne pokazyvayut, a ot teh domov, kotorye byli v 200-300m pochti nichego ne ostalos', dazhe uznat' trudno. Vlasti ne hotyat nikak legalizovat ih prebyvanie u menya, a pytayutsya vyslat v Pskovskuyu oblast, kuda sgonyayt bezhentsev iz centralnyh oblastey strany. Znakomye govoryat, cho eto holodnye zabroshennye pioner-lagerya s koluchey provolokoy i ohranoy, otkuda poka ne vypuskayt i s kotorymi net svyazi. Seychas samaya bolshaya moya problema eto bratets. Ego vsyo vremya "lovyat" v Zuzke kak "chechenskogo terrorista", hotya u nego vovse ne harakternaya vneshnost. Pasporta proveryayut u vseh. Poka otpuskayut. Est priznaki, chto ego mogut ne pustit' na sbory, kotorye dolzhny byt' etim letom. .... Privet! Vsyacheskih uspehov i zdorovya! Nadeyus' ne ochen isportil vam nastroenie. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Mar 21 03:58:44 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from relay3.UU.NET by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28433; Tue, 21 Mar 95 03:58:43 -0500 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by relay3.UU.NET with SMTP id QQyhzn06178; Tue, 21 Mar 1995 03:58:33 -0500 Received: from root@localhost by moscvax.demos.su with UUCP id LAA03365; (8.6.10/D) Tue, 21 Mar 1995 11:53:51 +0300 Received: by kremvax.demos.su; Tue, 21 Mar 1995 11:53:27 +0300 Received: by phreak.demos.su; Tue, 21 Mar 1995 11:51:56 +0300 Received: from rmts.belpak.minsk.by by rmts.belpak.minsk.by id aa09375; 21 Mar 95 10:44 BELARUS Received: by infra.belpak.minsk.by (dMail for DOS v1.23, 15Jun94); Tue, 21 Mar 1995 10:33:13 -0200 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: Organization: INFRA-BGPA Date: Tue, 21 Mar 1995 10:33:13 -0200 (GMT) From: "RB, Minsk, BGPA" X-Mailer: dMail [Demos Mail for DOS v1.23] Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for relatives Status: Or Marina Lyakhova is looking for her relatives in the USA. In 1923 the artist Nikolay Feshin and his wife Alexandra Feshina (nee Belkovitch) moved from Russia (city Kazan) to the USA. At first Nikolay Feshin taught in the Academy in the Grand Central Gallery in New York. In 1927 the Feshins moved to the town Taos (the State New Mexico) where they built a house. In 1933 the Feshins devorsed. Nikolay Feshin and his daughters Iya moved to New York, then they moved finally to Los Angeles. Iya was accepted to the Ballet School in Hollywood. Alexandra Feshina (Belkovitch) stayed in Taos. Nikolay Feshin died in Los Angeles in 1955. If anybody knows of the fate of Mrs. Alexandra Feshina (nee Belkovitch) or her descendants or Mrs. Iya Feshina-Branham or her relativies be so kind as to let me know. Thank you Marina ------------------------------------------ E-mail: victsev%infra.belpak.minsk.by@demos.su From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Mar 21 06:06:52 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from trefle.saclay.cea.fr by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28601; Tue, 21 Mar 95 06:06:46 -0500 Received: from oeillet.saclay.cea.fr by trefle.saclay.cea.fr (8.6.10/ CEANET-ROUTER-3.0) with ESMTP id MAA10601 for ; Tue, 21 Mar 1995 12:06:14 +0100 Received: from judith.saclay.cea.fr by oeillet.saclay.cea.fr (8.6.10/ CEANET-ROUTER-3.0) with SMTP id MAA25272 for ; Tue, 21 Mar 1995 12:07:50 +0100 Message-Id: <199503211107.MAA25272@oeillet.saclay.cea.fr> Received: by judith.saclay.cea.fr (1.37.109.4/CEANET.2.0.1) id AA18844; Tue, 21 Mar 95 12:05:42 GMT From: Boris VELIKSON Subject: INFO-RUSS: DUET SOLZHA I FEDOROVA, FREGMENTY To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (inforuss) Date: Tue, 21 Mar 95 12:05:42 "WET Mailer: Elm [revision: 70.85] Status: Or Folks: 27/II sostoyalas' v "Ostankino" beseda Solzhenicyna s vrachom-glaznikom Svyatoslavom Fedorovym, kotoryj nynche osnoval kakuyu-to partiyu (hochetsya verit', chto glaza on vse zhe eshche lechit, eto u nego poluchalos' luchshe. Vprochem, u Solzhenicyna pisat' romany tozhe kogda-to poluchalos' luchshe. Kstati, ochen' sovetuyu tem, kto po molodosti let, buduchi preispolnen omerzeniya k prorokam, Solzhenicyna ne chital, prochest' - po krajnej mere vse, chto ran'she "Telenka".) Mne kazhetsya, chto esli by eta beseda byla postavlena v teatre, zal by lomilsya. Tak kak ya zhiv'em ne smotrel, ostaetsya nadeyat'sya, chto oni sami sebya horosho sygrali. Ya postaralsya ubrat' povtoreniya, no eto ne vsegda poluchaetsya, a inogda razrushaet stil'. Propuski otmecheny "<...>". Nekotorye osobenno zamanchivye mesta ya predvaril zvezdoch- kami: "*****". Tekst po "Russkoj mysli" ot 9-15 marta, gde poslednee vremya besedy Solzhenicyna pechatayutsya bez kommentariev. Kakie uzh tam kommentarii... B. Velikson +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Itak, DUET DLYA TELEVIZORA I HORA: S.F. <...> Poetomu nado prodavat' produkciyu, a ne syr'e. ************Poetomu, bezuslovno, chto odnoj iz pervyh kakih-to norma'nyh reform ili zakonov dlya reformy dolzhno byt' zapreshchenie vyvoza nashego syr'ya, a tol'ko razreshenie vyvoza gotovoj produkcii.********* I, estestvenno, tamozhennye bar'ery dol'zhny byt' takimi, chtoby zashchitit' nashego predprinimatelya. Puset' u nego budet idti neskol'ko huzhe segodnya produkciya, no vse ravno eto produkciya... Ej mozhno pol'zovat'sya. <...> A.S. Sovershenno pravil'no. S.F. V eto vremya narastit' imenno silu trudovyhkollektivov, sozdat' solidarnost',, tu, o kotoroj ya govoryu , spzdat' podderzhat' svoyu nauku, vyjti na naukoemkie produkcii, te, kotoryh net v Amerike. Interesnye na vozdushnyh podushkah suda, *********eti nashi interesnye takie tipy dirizhablej, kotorye letayut tozhe i nosyat ogromnye gruzy, t.e. sovershenno nvaya produkciya*******. <...> A.S. Vot ya sovsem ne ekonomist. Ya v ekonomike samyj prostoj ryadovoj chelovek, obyvatel'. No vse, chto vy govorite, mne kazhetsya absolyutno yasnym kazhdomu. Dokazyvat' ne nado. Nu konechno zhe, eksport nedr nashih ostanovit' nado. Chto oni delayut? Kuda oni shvyryayut eto vse? S.F. Delo v tom, chto... A.S. Nu konechno zhe, nuzhny zashchitnye bar'ery, no pdonimaetsya srazu vopl': "Kak, u nas ne bydet inostrannyh tovarov tret'ego sorta?! A kogda nmy dozhdemsya ot svoih?" Tak my nikogda sel'skogo hozyajstva ne podnimem. Ved' tut svyazano s sel'skim hozyajstvom. U nas zapreshchayut ustranit' tamozhennye bar'ery, chtoby krest'yanstvo nashe nikogda ne podnyalos'. ***********Chtoby sel'skoe hozyajstvo zadushit' nashe. A eto dlya Zapada i nado. Eto i nuzhno zadushit'. ************* I vybrasyvat' pereporchennye produkty. Smotrite, na vseh produktah srok godnosti uzhe perejden. Uzhe ego nikto ne kupit na Zapade. Prisylayut nam - nashi s radost'yu pokupayut. ..... S.F. My segodnya razvivaem Evropu, Ameriku, Yaponiyu. Burno ih razvivaem. Vkladyvaya tuda... <...> Prakticheski my rabotaem na Zapad. ******Poetomu dejstvitel'no otdavat' dolgi kakie-to, kogda my Zapadu otdaem milliardy, eto voobshche smehotvorno segodnya.********* A.S, Da. Skazhite ob etih dolgah. Dolgi Rossii... <...> Pochemu russkij narod dolzhen rasplavhivat'sya za ih <(zapadnyh praviteleh). BV> lyubov' k kommunistivheskim pravitelyam? <...> Lenin kogda-to v svoe vremya pryamo skazal: "Dolgov Rossii ne platim". I s`eli zapadnye kapitalisty. A terer... Pni nas grabyat tem, chto my pokupaem valyutu slishkom dorogo... S.F. Syr'e deshevoe... A.S. Syr'e vyvozim ni za chto, nash trud vyvozim, ************nauchnye mozgi vyvozim. My ih uzhe otdali bol'she, chem my dolzhny. ************ I nam govoryat: "Dolgi, dolgi". Dushat vot tak. S.F. To zhe samoe, chto menya ogravili, a potom prishli eshche domoj i skazali: "Eshche..." A.S. ...sto dollarov... S.F. "...eshche chajnik otdaj. Otdaj poslednij chajnik." A.S. Net, dazhe bol'she togo: "Opishem tvoj dom i vygonim tebya iz doma". Vot tak poluchitsya. ........... S.F. Ya schitayu, chto tot, kto u nas proryvaetsya k vlasti, on , po-moemu... Mnogie iz nih psihicheski nenormal'nye lyudi. A.S. Konechno, S.F. Poetomu ya shcitayu, chto kogda my budem vybirat' kodo-to, *******psihiatry dolzh y chetko obsledovat' etih lyudej, inache mnogih psihov my dopuskaem e vlasti... <...> Ya hotel stat' letchikom. Vy ne predstavlyaete, kakaya komissiya byla. Sko;'ko menya smotreli - i psihiatry, i kozhniki, i nevropatologi. A tut - vlast'... From BAZYKIN@JHUVMS.HCF.JHU.EDU Tue Mar 21 11:05 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvms.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09687; Tue, 21 Mar 95 11:05:36 -0500 Resent-Date: Tue, 21 Mar 1995 11:05:29 -0400 (EDT) Resent-From: BAZYKIN@JHUVMS.HCF.JHU.EDU Received: from JHUVMS.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVMS.HCF.JHU.EDU (PMDF V4.3-8 #5488) id <01HOE90T2LPC91ZO1W@JHUVMS.HCF.JHU.EDU>; Tue, 21 Mar 1995 11:05:31 -0400 (EDT) Date: Tue, 21 Mar 1995 11:05:29 -0400 (EDT) From: BAZYKIN@JHUVMS.HCF.JHU.EDU Subject: INFO-RUSS: URGENT PETITION-- take a look at this! (fwd) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT Status: Or ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 21 Mar 1995 10:55:25 -0400 (EDT) From:ANDREA94@JHUVMS.HCF.JHU.EDU To: bazykin@JHUVMS.HCF.JHU.EDU Subject: URGENT PETITION-- please take a look at this! (fwd) According to iron john: Date: Wed, 22 Feb 1995 00:59:24 -0700 (MST) From: iron john Sender: anarchy-list-request@cwi.nl ... a couple of senators have proposed a particularly heinous piece of legislation titled the "Communications Decency Act of 1995" (Senate Bill S. 314). Basically, the bill would subject all forms of electronic communication -- from public Internet postings to your most private email -- to government censorship. The effects of the bill onto the online industry would be devastating -- most colleges and private companies (AOL, Compuserve, etc.) would probably have to shut down or greatly restrict access, since they would be held criminally liable for the postings and email of private users. Obviously, this bill is designed to win votes for these senators among those who are fearful of the internet and aren't big fans of freedom of speech -- ie., those who are always trying to censor "pornography" and dirty books and such. Given the political climate in this country, this bill might just pass unless the computer community demonstrates its strength as a committed political force to be reckoned with. This, my friends, is why I have filled your mailbox with this very long message. A petition, to be sent to Congress, the President, and the media, has begun spreading through the Internet. It's easy to participate and be heard -- to sign it, you simply follow the instructions below -- which boil down to sending a quick email message to a certain address. That's all it takes to let your voice be heard. (You know, if the Internet makes democracy this accessible to the average citizen, is it any wonder Congress wants to censor it?) Finally, PLEASE forward this message to all your friends online. The more people sign the petition, the more the government will get the message to back off the online community. We've been doing fine without censorship until now -- let's show them we don't plan on allowing them to start now. If you value your freedoms -- from your right to publicly post a message on a worldwide forum to your right to receive private email without the government censoring it -- you need to take action NOW. It'll take fifteen minutes at the most, a small sacrifice considering the issues at hand. Remember, the age of fighting for liberty with muskets and shells is most likely over; the time has come where the keyboard and the phone line will prove mightier than the sword -- or the Senate, in this case. > > Here's what you have to do to sign the petition: > > send an e-mail message to: S314-petition@netcom.com > the message (NOT the subject heading) should read as follows: > SIGNED > eg. SIGNED pls9@cornell.edu Luke Shoberg YES > > If you are interested in signing the petition, I would highly suggest > investigating the details of the situation. You can find out more on > the Web at http://www.wookie.net/~slowdog or in the newsgroup > comp.org.eff.talk > From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Mar 22 05:22:22 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from weizmann.weizmann.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07022; Wed, 22 Mar 95 05:22:09 -0500 Received: from WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL by WEIZMANN.weizmann.ac.il (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 7340; Wed, 22 Mar 95 11:34:00 +0200 Received: from WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL (NJE origin CSSCHWAR@WEIZMANN) by WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 7096; Wed, 22 Mar 1995 11:34:00 +0200 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 95 11:27:31 +0200 From: Jacob Malkin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for phone number in Minsk To: Info-Russ Message-Id: <950322.113358.+0200.CSSCHWAR@WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL> Status: O Dear Netters, I am looking for phone number (or may be E-mail address) of the following persons from Belarus Institute of Physics (Minsk) Tolstorozev Georgij Borisovich Lysak Nikolaj Tikhomirov Sergey Any other information (as example the phone number of information desk at Institute of Physics) also appreciated Thank you in advance Dr Jacob Malkin Department of Organic Chemistry The Weizmann Institute of Science 76100 Rehovot Israel E-mail: COMALKIN@weizmann.weizmann.ac.il Please, reply me directly (COMALKIN@weizmann.weizmann.ac.il) From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Mar 22 17:20:05 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from relay1.UU.NET by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08087; Wed, 22 Mar 95 17:20:01 -0500 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by relay1.UU.NET with SMTP id QQyifg20035; Wed, 22 Mar 1995 17:13:49 -0500 Received: from root@kremvax.demos.su [192.91.186.200] by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id BAA11066; (8.6.10/D) Thu, 23 Mar 1995 01:10:53 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id BAA03766; (8.6.9/D) Thu, 23 Mar 1995 01:09:09 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa13997; 23 Mar 95 1:09 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Wed, 22 Mar 1995 23:57:22 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Wed, 22 Mar 1995 23:57:22 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Argun vz'at(vidimo).Grachev krestils'a(a eto tochno) Status: O Argun vzjat (vidimo). Grachev krestilsja (a eto tochno) Hi, folks! 22/3/1995 Segodnja v hode ozhestochennogo shturma na jugo-vostoke ot Groznogo okruzheny federalami ruiny goroda Argun. Gorod ostavlen oboronjajuschimisja. Ruiny Arguna - ne cheta ruinam Groznogo: v Groznom sohranilos' v toj ili inoj stepeni 20-25% domov, Argun byl priveden k sostojaniju rovnogo stola. Prodolzhaetsja nastuplenie na gorod Shali, kotoryj takzhe okruzhen, no oboronjaetsja. Uspeh federalov v znachitel'noj stepeni svjazan s otkazom ot kontaktnyh boevyh dejstvij posle ogromnyh poter' v Groznom. Teper' taktika Rossii osnovana na polnom unichtozhenii vsego zhivogo tjazhelym oruzhiem i zanjatii territorii, na kotoroj nikogo ne ostalos'. Stoit otmetit', chto Argun, Shali, Bamut i Gudermes stojat esche na ravnine (Gudermes - v predgor'e). Takim obrazom, vytesnenie bojcov Soprotivlenija v gory esche ne sovershilos'. Soprotivlenie vozlagaet nadezhdy takzhe na to, chto cherez nedelju lesa pokrojutsja listvoj i smogut skryvat' peredvizhenie vojsk ot aviacii. Vyskazyvaetsja predpolozhenie, chto forsirovanie atak federalov imeet prichinoj naznachennyj na 9 maja vizit Klintona. Teper' umirotvorenie Chechni k etoj slavnoj date stalo neobhodimym. A nikakih drugih sposobov umirotvorenija ne pridumano. Welcome, mr. President! Grachev v eto vremja nahodilsja s vizitom v Gruzii, nashej blizhajshej voennoj sojuznice teper', posle razgroma, unizhenija i blokad rossijskimi satellitami (v ih chisle osnovnym byl DUDAEV). Zakljucheny dogovory o sojuzah i bazah. A posle peregovorov general Grachev krestilsja v gruzinskoj cerkvi, ego krestnym otcom (kakoe mnogoznachnoe slovo!) byl gruzinskij ministr oborony. Eto, po-vidimomu, samoe opasnoe sobytie poslednih mesjacev, daleko vyhodjaschee za ramki obychnogo processa prevraschenija pravoslavija v novuju gosideologiju. Vybor vremeni i mesta - demonstrativnyj vyzov musul'manskim narodam Kavkaza i vsej Rossii. Vlijatel'nye sily v kremlevskom rukovodstve srochno hotjat pridat' vojne harakter mezhkonfessional'nogo stolknovenija, shire - vojny, kotoruju Rossija vedet ot imeni "hristianskogo" Zapada protiv islama. Kstati, eto esche odna iz prichin kreschenija imenno v Gruzii (krome simvolicheskogo znachenija mesta): Svjatejshij Patriarh Aleksij II (g-n Rediger) - prozhzhennyj i hitroumnyj politik i nikogda ne pozvolil by delat' takie veschi v svoej jurisdikicii. Vash Alik From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 23 20:45:02 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from hub.eng.wayne.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15488; Thu, 23 Mar 95 20:45:01 -0500 Received: from ciao.NIS.semi (ciao.eng.wayne.edu) by hub.eng.wayne.edu (4.1/SMI-SVR4) id AA04472; Thu, 23 Mar 95 20:46:30 EST Received: by ciao.NIS.semi (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA12850; Thu, 23 Mar 95 20:45:35 EST Date: Thu, 23 Mar 95 20:45:35 EST From: bannov@ciao.eng.wayne.edu (Nikolai A. Bannov) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: PASPORTA -- K OTMENE!? (ng) Status: O Tovarischi Grazhdane, Residenty i Sochuvstvujuschie, I xochu eto pomestit' v razdel shutki-pribautki. (Vziato iz relcom.talk) ---------------------------------------------------------------- Levitas Alex writes: >Hello, all. > >> pOMENQEM PASPORTA NA UDOSTOWERENIQ LI^NOSTI! >> mARIQ aDAMU[KINA >> >> zAKON >> >> proekt FEDERALXNOGO ZAKONA "oB OSNOWNYH DOKUMENTAH, UDOSTOWERQ@]IH >> LI^NOSTX GRAVDANINA rf" PREDSTAWLEN NA RASSMOTRENIE PREZIDENTA rOSSII. k >> TAKIM DOKUMENTAM, SOGLASNO PROEKTU, OTNOSQTSQ: SWIDETELXSTWO O ROVDENII, >> UDOSTOWERENIE LI^NOSTI GRAVDANINA I PASPORT DLQ ZAGRANI^NYH POEZDOK. >> nAIBOLX[IE IZMENENIQ PRETERPEL NA[ SEGODNQ[NIJ PASPORT, KOTORYJ TEPERX >> BUDET I NAZYWATXSQ-TO PO-DRUGOMU - UDOSTOWERENIE LI^NOSTI. pO SLOWAM >> RUKOWODITELQ GRUPPY PO RAZRABOTKE NOWYH DOKUMENTOW aBDULAHA mIKITAEWA, >> QWLQ@]EGOSQ PREDSEDATELEM kOMISSII PO WOPROSAM GRAVDANSTWA PRI PREZIDENTE >> rf, W UDOSTOWERENII BUDET MINIMUM NEOBHODIMOJ INFORMACII O EGO WLADELXCE: >> METRI^ESKIE DANNYE, FOTOGRAFIQ, PODPISX, LI^NYJ KOD I OTMETKA O REGISTRACII >> MESTA VITELXSTWA. sOHRANITSQ I GRAFA "NACIONALXNOSTX", NO ZAPOLNQTXSQ ONA >> BUDET ISKL@^ITELXNO PO VELANI@ WLADELXCA. > >Prostite, a zachem v takom sluchae nujna eta grafa ? I chto znachit >"po jelaniyu" ? V tom smisle, chto ya mogu vpisat tuda to, chto zahochu ? >Togda kakoy smisl v etoy grafe ? Ili imeetsya v vidu, chto esli ya hochu - >etu grafu zapolnyaut, ne hochu - ostavlyaut pustoy ? No togda eto kak v tom >anekdote: "- Budet li pri kommunizme pyataya grafa v pasporte ? - Net, budet >shestaya - bili li Vi evreem pri socializme ?" Predstaviteli "pravilnoy" >nazionalnosti zapolnyat etu grafu, chtob pokazat', chto oni v poryadke, a >esli u kogo-to eta grafa budet pustaya - aga, popalsya ! Vot on, inorodetz ! >Ili je eta grafa prosto voshla po inerzii esche iz teh vremen, kogda v >kartochke v biblioteke ili v blanke abonementa v basseyn bili voprosy o >nazionalnosty i o partiynosti ? > >Regards, > >Alex. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 24 17:09:04 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from relay4.UU.NET by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22161; Fri, 24 Mar 95 17:09:02 -0500 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by relay4.UU.NET with SMTP id QQyimq20454; Fri, 24 Mar 1995 17:08:01 -0500 Received: from root@kremvax.demos.su [192.91.186.200] by moscvax.demos.su with ESMTP id BAA25437; (8.6.10/D) Sat, 25 Mar 1995 01:05:51 +0300 Received: from mcn.msk.su by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id BAA25687; (8.6.9/D) Sat, 25 Mar 1995 01:04:00 +0300 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa10872; 25 Mar 95 1:03 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Sat, 25 Mar 1995 00:48:12 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Sat, 25 Mar 1995 00:48:11 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Jesche o kreste i polumes'ace Status: O Esche o kreste i polumesjace Hi, folks! 24/03/1995 V segodnjashnih "Izvestijah" na pervoj stranice foto "polkovogo popa", otpevajuschego ubityh. Patlatyj muzhik v kamufljazhe s naperstnym krestom, vneshne pohozhij na bandita, popadalsja mne uzhe paru raz na teleekrane, v tom chisle raz s avtomatom cherez plecho. "Izvestija" pishut, chto nochami sluzhitel' kul'ta postrelivaet iz avtomata po supostatam. Zametim, chto pravila pravoslavnoj cerkvi ne zapreschajut svjaschennikam, naprimer, prizyvat' k vojne i prochim nasil'stvennym aktam, no bezuslovno i nemedlenno lishajut sana vsjakogo, lishivshego zhizni drugogo cheloveka - ne tol'ko na vojne, pri oborone ot prestupnikov, no i prosto sluchajno. Ves'ma verojatno, chto "polkovoj pop" - psih ili ugolovnik; no molchanie cerkovnyh vlastej - pokazatel'no. Boi v Chechne, pohozhe, peremeschajutsja na okrainu Gudermesa. Stalo jasno, chto armii dany kategoricheskie ukazanija zakonchit' operaciju do maja. Na kartu postavlena sud'ba E. Po-vidimomu, on dal neoficial'nye obeschanija Klintonu i Mitteranu (i daet ih vsem, kogo ugovarivaet segodnja), chto Chechnja uzhe ne budet omrachat' im udovol'stvija ot parada 9 maja v Moskve. Interesno, a chto-nibud' voobsche mozhet omrachit' zhizn' etim ljudjam? Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Mar 26 04:14:09 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from eureka.ballarat.EDU.AU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05805; Sun, 26 Mar 95 04:14:05 -0500 Received: from fs3.ballarat.edu.au by eureka.ballarat.edu.au (5.0/SMI-SVR4) id AA26746; Sun, 26 Mar 1995 20:15:26 +1000 Received: from FS3/MAILQUEUE by fs3.ballarat.edu.au (Mercury 1.21); 26 Mar 95 20:14:01 +1100 Received: from MAILQUEUE by FS3 (Mercury 1.21); 26 Mar 95 20:13:52 +1100 From: "Dr. Eugene V. Aidman" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 26 Mar 1995 20:13:49 GMT+1000 Subject: INFO-RUSS: MGU Academic Dress? Priority: normal Status: O Dear RUSS-netters: I've got perhaps a weird query to graduates from Moscow State University (MGU) and to anyone who may have an experience of attending Academic Processions (all those nice little things we missed out on in our earlier days in Russia). As I am about to embark on this joyful exercise here in Australia, I have to order Academic Dress for myself and therefore I am very curious whether MGU has had a set Academic Dress (Gown, Hood and/or Stole; and Headgear)? Specifically, I am after a Doctorate "uniform" if there is one at all. If there is none, what is "the rule of thumb" to follow? Any solutions known for any other Russian University? I'll greatly appreciate any advice on this matter. (In fact, it could be of some general interest, too...) Best from Down-Under, Eugene -------------------------------------------------------------- | Dr. Eugene Aidman | | Ph.D., MAPsS, M.I.C.P., I.A.A.P.A., M.R.Ps.S., M.R.F.S.P. | | School of Psychology, | | University of Ballarat, | | P.O.BOX 663, BALLARAT, Victoria, 3353, AUSTRALIA | | Telephone +61 (053) 279 771 | | Facsimile +61 (053) 279 754 | -------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Mar 26 23:41:55 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail06.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08822; Sun, 26 Mar 95 23:41:54 -0500 Received: by mail06.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA034619312; Sun, 26 Mar 1995 23:41:52 -0500 Date: Sun, 26 Mar 1995 23:41:52 -0500 From: MIB1@aol.com Message-Id: <950326234150_62207322@aol.com> To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Not Mailing List Request Status: O My mother teaches English as a second language to newly arrived russian immigrants. She is looking for a basic english instruction book for recent russian immigrants. Any ideas? Thanks very much. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 27 15:38:50 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from relay3.UU.NET by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17534; Mon, 27 Mar 95 15:38:47 -0500 Received: from moscvax.demos.su by relay3.UU.NET with SMTP id QQyixm05552; Mon, 27 Mar 1995 15:38:08 -0500 Received: from root@localhost by moscvax.demos.su with UUCP id AAA28359; (8.6.10/D) Tue, 28 Mar 1995 00:33:15 +0400 Received: by kremvax.demos.su; Tue, 28 Mar 1995 00:28:28 +0400 Received: from mcn.msk.su [192.91.186.67] by kremvax.demos.su with SMTP id AAA21453; (8.6.9/D) Tue, 28 Mar 1995 00:28:25 +0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa03978; 28 Mar 95 0:28 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Tue, 28 Mar 1995 00:27:59 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Tue, 28 Mar 1995 00:27:58 +0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Kina ne budet, skazal glavnyj kinschik Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Kina ne budet, skazal glavnyj kinschik Hi, folks! 27/03/1995 V interv'ju Radio Svoboda byvshij glavnyj ideolog SSSR, a nyne sozdatel' i rukovoditel' prezidentskogo (t.n. Obschestvennogo) TV Aleksandr Jakovlev skazal: "Vybory prezidenta i parlamenta nado otmenjat', esli etogo ne sdelat', ONI VSE RAVNO NE SOSTOJaTSJa. Nado provesti dlja etogo referendum, chtoby tam bylo vse zakonno". Stoit otmetit', chto s analogichnym zajavleniem vystupil Boris Berezovskij ot imeni "Bol'shoj Vos'merki" rossijskih kompanij, kupivshih negosudarstvennuju polovinu akcij OTV. Takaja garmonija gosudarstva i luchshej chasti obschestva. V Chechne federaly pristupili k vzjatiju Gudermesa. Ob'javleno, chto ochered' Shali budet pozdnee. Oficial'nye istochniki ob'javili, chto gorod ne budet shturmovat'sja, kak Groznyj, a budet zanjat "kak Argun", to est' posle polnogo unichtozhenija. V otlichie ot Arguna Gudermes - krupnyj gorod i *unikal'nyj* transportnyj uzel na Severnom Kavkaze (cherez nego prohodjat OBE zheleznye dorogi iz Rossii v Dagestan i Azerbajdzhan i shosse Rostov-Baku). V nachale vojny mnogim (v tom chisle i mne) predstavljalos', chto zanjatie Gudermesa v celosti budet odnoj iz vazhnejshih strategicheskih celej (vazhnee Groznogo, cherez kotoryj prohodit tol'ko odna iz dorog). Unichtozhenie Gudermesa po Argunskomu scenariju grozit povergnut' v transportnyj i ekonomicheskij haos ves' etot region. No, pohozhe, prishla opjat' epoha, kogda "na ideologii my ne ekonomim". Buduchi uchitelem shkoly, ja vsegda interesujus' delami kolleg, poetomu s interesom prochital na toj nedele v "Moskovskom Komsomol'ce" besedu s zamdirektorom Groznenskoj gimnazii (edinstvennoj shkoly v Chechne, poluchivshej etot status I PRIZNANIE STATUSA V MOSKVE). Zavuch - russkij, boi provel v podvale shkoly s dvumja desjatkami sosedej. Sejchas vosstanavlivaet shkolu i vot-vot nachnet zanjatija. "Zhizn' normalizuetsja". Vyhodja iz podvala, v "osvobozhdennuju" zhizn', rasskazchik chut' ne podorvalsja na mine-lovushke, postavlennoj federalami (vo vsjakom sluchae, on v etom uveren). Eto byla pervaja iz treh nesostojavshihsja smertej. Posle etogo ego DVAZhDY vodili na rasstrel po donosam "poloumnyh russkih babok". Oba raza vyruchali SLUChAJNO okazavshiesja rjadom znakomye oficery (iz teh, kotorye pervymi prishli k shkole). Ja dumaju, chto etot russkij pedagog iz Chechni byl i ostaetsja stihijnym "patriotom", "impercem" ili "gosudarstvennikom", kak pochti vsjakij pedagog v Rossii (prostite mne eto kosvennoe lichnoe priznanie!) Prosto "linija fronta" v Rossii prohodit ne mezhdu partijami ili nacional'nostjami, a mezhdu temi, KOGO rasstrelivajut, i temi, KTO rasstrelivaet. I nastojaschij uchitel' vsegda igraet v pervoj komande. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Mar 28 16:23:39 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25459; Tue, 28 Mar 95 16:23:37 -0500 Received: by mail04.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA293305815; Tue, 28 Mar 1995 16:23:35 -0500 Date: Tue, 28 Mar 1995 16:23:35 -0500 From: HaTaWa@aol.com Message-Id: <950328162334_64002363@aol.com> To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Information Needed Status: Or I am presently writing a paper on the rise of Zhirinovsky and would appreciate any background information you may have to share with me. I am also trying to represent both the pro and con sides of support concerning this man. One of my many questions in this papaer will be "How much of Zhirinovsky's party is acting from Zhirinovsky's own will and how much is it on the will of "other" forces? Any information would be appreciated. Heather N. Schwartz From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.BITNET Wed Mar 29 08:53 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23085; Wed, 29 Mar 95 08:52:59 -0500 Message-Id: <9503291352.AA23085@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 1275; Wed, 29 Mar 95 08:50:26 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 1273; Wed, 29 Mar 1995 08:50:23 -0500 Date: Wed, 29 Mar 1995 15:50:09 +0100 Reply-To: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: OMRI Publications Subject:INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest I, No. 63, 29 Mar 95 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O ----------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from OMRI DAILY DIGEST No. 63, Part I, 29 March 1995 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Back issues of the Daily Digest, and other information about OMRI, are available through our WWW pages: http://www.omri.cz/OMRI.html OSCE SEES INTENSIFICATION OF PROBLEMS IN CHECHNYA. As Russian forces continue to pound areas around the towns of Shali and Germenchuk using planes, tanks, helicopters, and artillery bombardment, an OSCE diplomat has raised fears that the situation is deteriorating at an alarming pace. Istvan Gyarmati told reporters in Moscow, "It seems the danger of the war spreading to the neighboring republics is much greater than at the time of my last visit one and half months ago," according to AFP. Gyarmati warned that, as Chechen fighters retreated towards the borders of Ingushetia and Dagestan, the chances increased that the fighting would spill over into those areas as well. Another problem voiced by Gyarmati was threat that the number of refugees in the region would increase. Estimates indicate there are more than 200,000 refugees in Ingushetia alone. The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees claims that 1,000 refugees a day are pouring into Dagestan, up from 500 last week. Ron Redmond, a UNHCR spokesman, told Reuters in a 28 March report that, in addition,"local authorities think 30,000 [refugees] are leaving or have already left and are within a triangle," referring to the zone between Argun, Shali, and Gudermes. He added, "We're afraid of cholera this spring" because of poor sanitation in the crowded refugee camps. The OSCE plans to establish a permanent mission in Grozny as early as mid-April. Gyarmati warned the, as yet, unnamed head of the mission, "As an encouragement, I would like to tell my would-be colleague that these six months will probably be the most interesting experience of his life--if he survives," reported AFP. -- Bruce Pannier, OMRI, Inc. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Mar 29 22:10:04 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from ix4.ix.netcom.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03705; Wed, 29 Mar 95 22:10:02 -0500 Received: from by ix4.ix.netcom.com (8.6.11/SMI-4.1/Netcom) id TAA01108; Wed, 29 Mar 1995 19:07:25 -0800 Date: Wed, 29 Mar 1995 19:07:25 -0800 Message-Id: <199503300307.TAA01108@ix4.ix.netcom.com> From: srosenc@ix.netcom.com (stephen rosen) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Job opening for polymer chemist To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Please contact me if you are a polymer chemist or chemical engineer, with thermal-set experience, who is fluent in French. Fax resume and publications list to Dr. Stephen Rosen, 212-891-7273, or mail to me at Science & Technology Advisory Board, 575 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022-2585. Stephen Rosen From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 30 10:05:51 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from fuji.sed.stel.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10830; Thu, 30 Mar 95 10:05:49 -0500 Received: from curly.stel.com (curly.sed.stel.com) by sed.stel.com (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA26191; Thu, 30 Mar 95 10:04:51 EST Received: by curly.stel.com (5.x/SMI-SVR4) id AA04248; Thu, 30 Mar 1995 10:03:28 -0500 Date: Thu, 30 Mar 1995 10:03:28 -0500 From: draganov@curly.sed.stel.com (Alexander Draganov) Message-Id: <9503301503.AA04248@curly.stel.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Pls, help X-Sun-Charset: US-ASCII Status: O Greetings, Today I received a call from my father, who lives in Kiev. He is about to undergo a surgery, and he needs two medications urgently. I inquired in a local drug store: they know about one of them, but sure enough, it is a prescription medicine. They have never heard of a second drug. Could anybody help me with advice: 1. How can I get a prescription for a person who is not in the US ? 2. How can I learn the name of a US equivalent for a drug ? May be a doctor can prescribe something else with the same function ? 3. Is anybody flying to Kiev ? Please, reply directly to me e-mail address. Telephones are: (703) 438-7838 (o) (703) 716-1395 (h) Sasha From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 30 11:10:33 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail06.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10934; Thu, 30 Mar 95 11:10:31 -0500 Received: by mail06.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA022969829; Thu, 30 Mar 1995 11:10:30 -0500 Date: Thu, 30 Mar 1995 11:10:30 -0500 From: JExni@aol.com Message-Id: <950330111029_66097939@aol.com> To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Information Requested Status: O I am trying to obtain information regarding city planning/administration in the Soviet Union before Peristroika, and during the evolving process off the past several years in the Russian Republic. I am concerned with all aspects of this subject: political power/budget-financial constraints/training of planners/methods, etc. and all areas of planning such as: sanitation, land use, recreation, transportation, police, etc. I would be thankful if any subscriber would be willing to share any of their knowledge with me either by offering comments or accepting specific questions in their area of expertise. Thanks, John A. Exnicios From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 30 11:54:15 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10977; Thu, 30 Mar 95 11:54:00 -0500 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa10889; 30 Mar 95 20:39 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Thu, 30 Mar 1995 20:37:13 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 30 Mar 1995 20:37:13 +0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Srazhenie v ravninnoj Chechne okoncheno(?) Status: O Srazhenie v ravninnoj Chechne okoncheno(?) Hi, folks! 30/04/1995 Segodnja chechenskie vojska bez boja ostavili Gudermes i, vidimo, Shali. Federaly govorjat, vprochem, chto im ponadobitsja 3-4 dnja na "ochistku Gudermesa". Chechenskie sily pristupili k othodu v gory. Sneg soshel, nizkie perevaly otkryvajutsja, a lesa stali nepronicaemy dlja avianabljudenij, tak chto reshitel'naja pobeda russkoj armii neskol'ko zapozdala. Obraschaet vnimanie soobschenie komissara po delam bezhencev OON o nachale massovogo ishoda naselenija iz Gudermesa. Vedomstvo komissara ozhidaet v blizhajshie dni pribytie 30,000 bezhencev iz rajona Gudermesa i Shali v Dagestan. Verojatno, vse oni bandity. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 30 22:04:57 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from relay2.geis.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12970; Thu, 30 Mar 95 22:04:53 -0500 Received: by relay2.geis.com (1.37.109.11/15.6) id AA201109085; Fri, 31 Mar 1995 03:04:45 GMT From: maxim@geis.geis.com Message-Id: <199503310304.AA201109085@relay2.geis.com> Date: Fri, 31 Mar 95 02:26:00 UTC To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Request for Help X-Geis-Id: 7683998 X-Geis-From: MAXIM Status: O This is a translation of the letter published in American edition of Russian newspaper "Komsomolskaya Pravda", March 6-13 issue. I have posted it in my office and have already prepared a couple of boxes to be shipped. Yet, I decided to post it to the INFO-RUSS, too, understanding that any extra help will not hurt these poor children. =========================================== SOS !!! Don't overlook my letter, please! My name is Larissa Alexandrova, I am 16 years old. My dad was from Kaluga, mom - from Ivano-Frankovsk. They both graduated from the Institute of Petroleum and Gas and were assigned to work in Chechnya. They lived on site for along time, then, my dad started graduate studies and they moved into a one bedroom apartment in Grozny. There we were born: I, Yulia (she is 11 years old), and Stasik, he is only 1 year and 8 months now. I have always been an A-student. I have graduated from the School of Art, I studied ballet. Yulia is also an excellent pupil and also is a good artist. Our family has lived in joy and happiness, but everything was crossed by the war. When bombing of our city started, we were very frightened, and ran into the basement as we were, only Stasik was wrapped into a blanket. Daddy went out to look for a car to get us out of there and he got killed just in the next street. Our neighbor ran to help him, but it was to late. When the neighbor whispered the news to our mom, she cried awfully and ran to my dad. At that time, shelling increased ... so, we don't even know exactly how our mom died. I was going to find her, but I was afraid to leave the children. There were lots of people in the basement of our apartment building. Next morning, our neighbor found a car somewhere and almost forced us to leave. We could not get to our apartment, we only saw its blown away windows and the fire inside. I don't even remember now how we got to Mozdok where we were given a paper stating that we were refugees and we may travel to reach our relatives free of charge. It took us four days to reach our grandparents in Ivano-Frankovsk. All this time, I had controlled my emotion, and broke out crying only in the arms of my grandma. It is almost 2 months that we live with our grandma. Her name, just like mine, is Larissa. She is a philologist, has worked at school for 36 years and has been decorated with a medal "For Excellence in Work". My grandpa is 70, he is a WWII veteran, he worked as a driver after the war. They live in a cold and moist "khrushchovka". Their pension is miserable which used to suffice just to pay for their food and rent (even though they have 50% rent discount). Their whole treasure are their books, but most of those had to be sold for them to survive and to buy medicine. My grandpa is seriously ill. And here the three of us came. Of course, they are very happy that we are alive. But the children caught cold during the trip and the neighbors helped to my grandma - they got us drugs. Here one can buy everything for U.S. dollars. My grandparents' pension is $15 per month. The kind people gave us potatoes, bacon, even honey, so the children were saved. Our grandma tried to get us to go to school, but, without papers, even "grandma's school" cannot take us, so we had to get textbooks, and I study at home and teach Yulia. We don't almost leave home - we have no clothes. The youngsters wear comfort shoes and I have my dad's coat which is very warm. On the New Year we were lucky: I and grandma went downtown, to the Christmas Tree. People drank and partied, so we collected 50 empty bottles. We bought Stasik pants, a package of serial, and 10 eggs. I intend to take tests to obtain high school diploma and will work days and nights so as the children, grandma, and grandpa do not stay hungry. Our neighbor gave us "Komsomolskaya Pravda" to read. We read about Chechnya and cried. What a grief! After long deliberations, I decided to write to you. May be, there are kind people out there and they can give us any help. The children need clothes and shoes, even worn ones. They have nothing to go out in, and new shoes for children cost $20. May be, someone would send fabric and yarn. I can sew and knit, and my grandma will knit. May be, someone would send any food to the children - we are starving. I have a strong desire. If I had paints and brushes, I would have painted that pain and horror I've seen. May be, children of my age would want to write me. I am so lonely. For goodness sake, don't leave my letter unanswered! We have no other hope except for kind people! I am pleading for your help! Larissa, Yulia, Stasik Alexanrovs. Alexander and Larissa Lukyanenko. Troleybusnaya Str. 19, ap. 63 Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine, 284008. ======================================================================== There was a note of "Komsomolskaya Pravda" office in New York saying that they are willing to forward any aid items to the Alexandrov's family if mailed to the oficces' address: Fromer & Associates, 35 Church Ave., S. 700 Brooklyn, NY 11218 ======================================================================== From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 31 05:42:14 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18714; Fri, 31 Mar 95 05:41:55 -0500 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa03358; 31 Mar 95 14:36 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Fri, 31 Mar 1995 14:27:47 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Fri, 31 Mar 1995 14:27:46 +0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Rasskaz ne ochevidca, a uchastnika Status: O Rasskaz ne ochevidca, a uchastnika Folks, shlju vam podrobnyj memuar o vojne v Chechne, napisannyj desantnikom i vyuzhennyj mnoj iz FIDOshnoj konferencii. Kstati, konferencija FIDO o sovetskih delah stol' zhe "kuhonnaja", kak Internetovskaja, no porazhaet po kontrastu s poslednej izyskannoj vezhlivost'ju i vse-taki neskol'ko bol'shim vnimaniem k argumentam opponenta. Vprochem, delo esche i v tom, mozhet byt', chto eto konferencija chisto russkaja (mne prishlos' perevodit' kirillicu dlja vas v "pol'skuju" zapis'), chto delaetsja v sootvetstvujuschej amerikanskoj fide, ja ne znaju. Vash Alik ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Newsgroups: fido7.su.pol From: Deniel Gusev Date: Thu, 16 Mar 95 01:48:52 +0300 Saljut All! Tut nedavno shel razgovor o tom, chto operacija v Chechne ne byla podgotovlena i provoditsja bezdarno. Est' konechno v etom opredelennaja dolja istiny, odnako hochu ja vnesti nekotorye utochnenija po etomu povodu ( na primere otdel'no vzjatoj chasti ) , t.k. skladyvaetsja vpechatlenie po vyskazyvanijam, chto nekotorye prosto ne sovsem pravil'no predstavljajut(li) sebe polozhenija del. Chto kasaetsja podgotovki operacii v celom ja sudit' mogu po rezul'tatam, a chto planirovalos' ( blickrig, vidimo ), ne znaju, chinom ne vyshel. Ho v chastnosti: chast', gde ja sluzhil do nedavnego vremeni, esche v konce avgusta postavili v gotovnost' a zatem nachalis' usilennye trenirovki, zakonchivshiesja 45 dnevnymi manevrami. Kstati, otnositel'no nedaleko otsjuda. V uchenijah uchastvovalo neskol'ko ( 6 ) otdel'nyh desantno shturmovyh batal'onov ( nash, s Orenburga, s Zelenograda t. e. prakticheski so vseh koncov strany ) ( sinimi ) i pehota. Osobo tjazhelaja tehnika ne primenjalas', t.k. vse-taki my otnosimsja k legkoj mobil'noj pehote. Krasivee zvuchit - k chastjam bystrogo razvertyvanija. Kstati, podchinenie naprjamuju moskovskoe. Potom, esche v konce nojabrja nashu chast' perebrosili v Stavropol'e VTA. Konechno, zachem eto togda bylo neponjatno, mozhet oficery i znali, no tozhe vrja dli. Mozhet byt' tol'ko komandir. Eto sejchas ponjatno. Tam vydali sredstva individual'noj zaschity, t.e. bronezhilety i kaski i paek. Togda uzhe bolee menee situacija, dlja chego sjuda stol'ko vojska nagnali nachala projasnjatsja, hodili sluhi chto nashi tam uzhe vojujut. Ha territoriju Chechni nas vveli esche do oficial'nogo " ob'javlenija vojny ". Ha etom fone slova etogo pidora Gracheva o tom, chto v Chechne net chastej special'nogo naznachenija smotrelis' ne ochen' pravdivo. Osobenno potomu, chto ran'she on po jaschiku v svoem vystuplenii govoril, chto odnogo parashjutno-desantnogo polka bylo by dostatochno, chtoby reshit' vse problemy v Chechne v techenii dvuh dnej. V bojah my v eto vremja ne uchastvovali, osnovnaja nagruzka togda lezhala na "mazute". Dnja cherez dva posle nachala operacii, kogda stojali lagerem v stanice, nas obstreljali s gruzovikov iz RPG i pulemetov. Togda byli pervye poteri. Zabegaja vpered skazhu, chto za vse vremja prebyvanija v Chechne batal'on pones sledujuschie poteri: 9 chelovek ubitymi, 15 tjazhelo ranenymi, legko ranenymi chelovek 50 - 80. Uzhe togda bylo jasno, chto vse zdes' lazajut v der'me. U zamka karty mestnosti net, sobstvennaja racija i to ne vsegda. Prikazy vechno zaderzhivajutsja, ili ponimajutsja nepravil'no. Byl moment kogda nas ne mogli podelit' dva shtaba ( my kak raz byli na styke nastupajuschih voln ), i begali my vzad - vpered vsem vojskom, nozhkami. Vyjasnilos' potom, chto radisty tam pozyvnye pereputali, a kapitan u nas rubankom okazalsja. Govorili, chto jakoby odnazhdy odin iz PDP s kem - to tam perestrelivalsja chasa dva, a vyjasnilos', chto tam tozhe svoi tol'ko togda, kogda stali vyzyvat' aviaciju dlja podderzhki. Kstati, u nashej chasti ognevaja podderzhka obespechivalas' "grachami", odnako my eju pol'zovalis' do togo momenta, kogda stalo izvestno, chto verojatnost' byt' razbomblennymi svoej zhe sobstvennoj aviaciej daleko ne mala. Nekotoroe vremja stojali my rjadom s motostrelkami. Obschalis' izredka. Uzhas, chto tam u nih tvorilos'. Starosluzhaschie, i to ne vse proshedshie neobhodimuju podgotovku. Komandiry otdelenij ne iz shkol serzhantov, rjadovye, prakticheski polovina, molodnjak so srokom sluzhby menee goda. Dedushki prakticheski postojanno obkureny i bol'shinstvu oficerov na eto gluboko naplevat'. Pravda pri nalichii boepripasov i oruzhija prakticheski postojanno na rukah u voinov dedovschina neskol'ko zatrudnena. Kstati, imenno poetomu v beretah i morpehah dedovschiny prakticheski net. Voobsche problem tam s boepitaniem, bronej i t.d. ne bylo. Uzhe potom, v Groznom, stalo huzhe s pajkoj i radiosvjaz'ju. Do shturma goroda nas ispol'zovali v osnovnom kak zonder(?)komandu. T. e. letali na boevye otnositel'no nebol'shimi gruppami v raznye derevni ( kishlaki, auly, stanicy ), na otstrel " vooruzhennyh bandformirovanij ". V osnovnom posle togo, kak gde nibud' kakaja nibud' chast' zavjaznet, otojdet da i vspomnit, a gde to ved' tut u nas kakaja - to desantura byla. Obychno eto vygljadelo tak: snachala avianalet, zatem gruzitsja vzvod ili otdelenie v vertolet(y), letit kuda - nibud'. S vysoty, v neskol'ko prohodov, obstrelivaetsja cel' iz krupnokalibernyh pulemetov, dazhe esli i nikogo ne vidno. ( Byvalo i na oborot, skrytnaja vysadka noch'ju nepodaleku, vertolet uletaet, poobeschav vernut'sja cherez 36 chasov ). Zatem leernyj vybros. Hu, taktiku zanjatija naselennogo punkta ja dumaju ob'jasnjat' ne nado. Razvernulis', pobezhali... V obschem, kak govorilos' v odnom fil'me: pervyj - poshel, vtoroj - poshel, tretij - poshel... vysazhivaemsja, pobezhdaem, uletaem. Skladyvalos' takoe vpechatlenie, chto oni tam krome nas esche i drug s drugom vojujut. Priletaem my, a tam uzhe vse sdelano. Prichem trupy tol'ko ihnie. V etot period poter' u nas prakticheski ne bylo, tol'ko ranenye i odin ubityj, vrode by, tochno ne znaju, iz drugoj roty. Soprotivljalis' ser'ezno tol'ko odin raz, my togda prakticheski chasov desjat' v grjazi lezhali, chechency streljali po vsemu, chto shevelitsja. ( U nih voobsche taktika takaja, bol'shoe podrazdelenie, kruto soprotivljajutsja, malen'koe, uhodjat srazu. ) Vyshibli ih s vysotki tol'ko kogda bronja podoshla, uzh sil'no bol'shaja i opytnaja gruppa popalas', vozmozhno, naemniki kakie - nibud'. Tak voobsche, naemnikov inostrannyh tam ja ne vstrechal, nu iz blizhnego zarubezh'ja, v osnovnom iz srednej Azii. A to chto govorjat, chto za Dudaja i russkie vojujut, tak gonjat eto, IMHO. Vzjali odnazhdy chetveryh tatar, no slishkom molodye byli, ne streljat' zhe ih, a nam nado bylo srochno uhodit'. Dali &*#djulej prikladami i otpustili. Pravda, govorjat, chto nekotorye i veshali. Utverzhdat' ne berus', ne videl, no slyshal. Ja dumaju, eto vse zavisit ot obstojatel'stv, nashli u plennogo chto-nibud' znakomoe ( trofej for example ), i vse, on trup. ( Poetomu u protivnika na pole boja luchshe nichego zametnogo ne brat', ved' mozhno i samomu v plen popast'.) Ili esli posle boja, kogda skal'pirovannyh soldat ( mertvyh uzhe, estestvenno ) nahodili. Videl takih, osobenno v Groznom. Vo vremja vzjatija Groznogo my byli na pravom flange severo-vostochnoj nastupatel'noj gruppy. Proshli cherez ZhD vokzal ( kotoryj, kstati, tozhe parashjutisty brali i oboronjali ), tam uzhe vse do nuzhnoj kondicii dovedeno, iz okruzhajuschih postroek prakticheski odni steny. Doshli do naznachennogo mesta raspolozhenija roty ( primerno v rajone ogranichennom prospektom Ordzhonikidze, prospektom Pobedy i ulicej Chernyshevskogo, kilometra poltora ot Sunzhi ), a dom zanjat, vsju noch' po oknam streljali, s utra poprobovali shturmanut', naporolis' na takoj ogon' iz pulemetov i vintovok snajperskih , cheloveka chetyre srazu nasmert', mnogo ranenyh. Ho k vecheru vzjali dom, okruzhiv i zabrosav granatami. Prishel 66 - oj s BTRami, otpravili ranennyh. Raspolozhilis' v podvale. Kogda stali snova na boevye hodit' stalo jasno, opyta dejstvij v gorode malovato. Tam snajperskie gruppy, obstreljali, otoshli rezvo. Tut nedavno odin chelovek govoril mne, chto protivosnajperskuju rabotu vesti s pomosch'ju nabljudatelej - navodchikov i strelkov, no togda nam tam uzhe prakticheski na vse naplevat' stalo, polozhili na vse opredelennyj organ i zanimalis' v osnovnom obespecheniem sobstvennoj bezopasnosti, special'no ih ne iskali. Oficery, konechno, pytalis' chto-to organizovat', no slozhno eto bylo, v osnovnom tol'ko korotkie rejdy. Byli neprijatnye momenty, kogda v dozore ja i esche 3 soldata zabreli nemnogo ne tuda i popali pod obstrel snajpera ( bronik spas ! ), sutki sideli s ranennym na lestnichnoj kletke, horosho u nih granatometov ne bylo i blizko oni bojalis' podojti, a tak vysunesh' kasku proverit', dzin', dzin' - znachit esche zdes'. Prichem dazhe kogda temno, vidimo s PNV importnym gady byli ( Nashi PNV v gorode pomeh mnogo iz - za pozharov i dyma dajut) potom nas, estestvenno, razyskali, ( kogda kto-to vovremja ne vozvraschaetsja po trevoge podnimaetsja vsja rota, a to i vyzyvaetsja ves' batal'on ) a checheny te ne stali soprotivljat'sja i ubralis' vosvojasi. Odno iz samyh rasprostranennyh razvlechenij bylo streljat' po sobakam i krysam, ih tam uzh ochen' mnogo, trupy zhrut. Krysy voobsche obnagleli, v raspolozhenii po ljudjam begajut, dazhe dnem. Izredka pojavljalis' " mirnye zhiteli." Dazhe belye inogda. Obychno tak govorili: - idi, mol, dedushka otsjudova. ( Dobrozhelatel'noe pokachivanie stvolom, - esli chernyj. ) Tut djaden'kam samim kushat' nechego #":@;*%$! $%& mat' ih @#%$&*)(:! v rot #$%^&*!#$(&. My ved' ne OMON, kotoryj, kak pokazyvajut teper' po jaschiku pajkoj s nimi delilsja. ( Kstati, chtoby vsjakie tam rejndzhery, omonovcy i t. d. tam voevali, ja ne videl. V osnovnom prostye srochniki da kontraktniki. Omonovcy v osnovnom ohranjali chto - nibud';- prodsklady, navernoe ). Samim zhrat' bylo nechego. Snabzhenie produktami iz ruk von ploho postavleno bylo, pervoe vremja osobenno. Odnazhdy iz - za goloduhi dovol'no krupnyj otrjad desanta v plen popal, pro nih prosto zabyli i ne prislali vo vremja vertolet. Oni poshli v aul za havkoj, nu i tam vljapalis'. Chem eto zakonchilos' - vsem izvestno. Kogda stalo izvestno, chto nas sobirajutsja vyvodit', tut estestvenno rasslabon u voinov nachalsja. Vash pokornyj sluga s 3 serzhantami v, mjagko vyrazhajas', netrezvom vide na trofejnom motocikle pulju pojmal v dvigatel', kak i sledovalo v takom sluchae ozhidat', - perevernulis', makarony otdelalis' legkim ispugom i ushibami, ja poluchil ozhog i oskolochnoe ranenie spiny. I, v dannyj moment, uvolennyj iz rjadov Vooruzhennyh Sil s dvumja krasnymi nashivkami, stukaju po kejborde sej memuar i vojuju v DOOM i TIE Fighter. Amin'. ( Utochnenie dlja nekotoryh: komp'juter kuplen na den'gi, zarabotannye na vysheukazannoj vojne. ) Best regards, Deniel --------------------------------------------------------------- From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.BITNET Fri Mar 31 08:37 EST 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17844; Fri, 31 Mar 95 08:37:21 -0500 Date: Fri, 31 Mar 1995 15:34:30 +0100 Reply-To: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: OMRI Publications Subject: INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest II, No. 65, 31 Mar 95 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O ------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST No. 65, 31 March 1995, AEK ----------------------------------------------------------------- ANOTHER AMMO DUMP EXPLODES IN FAR EAST. Some 200 carloads of aircraft missiles blew up on 30 March at an ammunition dump near the Chinese border in Russia's Maritime region, ITAR-TASS reported. The agency indicated that some explosions were still taking place the next day. The location of the depot was variously reported as Taly and Taloye, and it was said to belong to the Far Eastern military district. Local civil defense officials said the incident was triggered by a forest fire, and that there were no casualties. The Russian military in the Far East has been plagued by such disasters. In May 1992, munitions at a dump on the outskirts of Vladivostok burned and exploded for two days. Two years later there was a catastrophic explosion at a navy ammunition depot in Novonezhinsk, near Vladivostok. Exploding shells at a munitions depot near Babstovo, in the Jewish Autonomous Region, forced the evacuation of village residents last August. -- Doug Clarke, OMRI, Inc. DIPHTHERIA OUTBREAKS IN UKRAINE PROMPT MASS VACCINATION CAMPAIGN. Thirty-eight people have died of diphtheria so far this year, prompting the Ukrainian Health Ministry to call for a mass vaccination campaign in the three regions that have been struck hardest by the disease, Reuters reported on 30 March. The ministry announced that 1,029 people have been diagnosed with the illness, primarily in southern Ukraine, Crimea, and Kiev. The World Health Organization predicted that Ukraine will have 4,000 cases this year, with a potential 20% mortality rate. In an effort to halt the spread of the highly contagious disease, the Finnish Red Cross has announced it will begin a vaccination program near Kiev aimed at some 9 million Ukrainians in that area, international agencies reported. The $2.2 million program will be funded by the EU. -- POLAND OPENS SECRET POLICE ARCHIVES. Internal Affairs Minister Andrzej Milczanowski signed an order on 30 March opening Stalinist secret police (UB) archives dating from 1944-1956 to prosecutors, courts, historians, and journalists. No information on informants will be released, however. Milczanowski said his ministry would not vouch for the authenticity of archival documents. He added that secret police archives dating up to 1965 would also be opened shortly, in keeping with the 30-year principle SOFTWARE PIRATING IN SLOVAKIA. According to a representative of Business Software Alliance, approximately 90% of software in Slovakia is used illegally, compared with 86% in the Czech Republic, 87% in Hungary, and 98% in Russia, Pravda reports on 31 March. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 31 12:52:55 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from moe.rice.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19661; Fri, 31 Mar 95 12:52:53 -0500 Received: from caesar.rice.edu by moe.rice.edu (LAA13626); Fri, 31 Mar 1995 11:52:51 -0600 Received: from mems1 by caesar.rice.edu (LAA20994); Fri, 31 Mar 1995 11:52:27 -0600 From: Alexei Bolshakov Received: by mems1 (5.0/Rice Client-1.0) id AA10933; Fri, 31 Mar 1995 11:56:35 +0600 Date: Fri, 31 Mar 1995 11:56:35 +0600 Message-Id: <9503311756.AA10933@mems1> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Galina Frenkel (Oxley) Content-Length: 383 Status: O Dear netters, Does anybody know the address of Galina Oxley (maiden name Frenkel). She must be somewhere in Boston area and she is originally from San Peterburg. I know that her husband (Brian Oxley) must have an e-mail. Any kind of information about the possibility to contact her will be highly appreciated. Please write directly to me: balexei&caesar.rice.edu Thanks, Alexei. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 31 18:42:29 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from dynamo.ecn.purdue.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20212; Fri, 31 Mar 95 18:42:26 -0500 Received: from dynamo.ecn.purdue.edu (sasha@localhost) by dynamo.ecn.purdue.edu (8.6.10/3.5davy) id SAA04596; Fri, 31 Mar 1995 18:42:23 -0500 Message-Id: <199503312342.SAA04596@dynamo.ecn.purdue.edu> Date: Fri, 31 Mar 1995 18:42:23 -0500 From: J. Nigruhk Content-Type: text To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS: DEATH OF RUSSIAN VISITOR Status: O MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF RUSSIAN VISITOR IN GREECE ATHENS, MARCH 31. (Reuters) According to the spokesman for the Greek National Police, the Police is still trying to put together a coherent picture of the last week's bizarre death by decapitating of visiting Russian physicist Konstantin I. Vas'kin, 41, in Saloniki, where he worked in the Technical University. Vas'kin, a graduate of one of the most prestigious Moscow colleges, had arrived in Greece in 1993 under the scientific exchange program, and, according to his colleagues, had largely kept to himself, being concerned exclusively with his work and attaining a permanent status in the West. His social life consisted mostly of communicating with the fellow expatriats via Internet. Vas'kin was known to join a number of Internet discussion groups set up by the FSU expatriates where he occasionally expressed his rather mundane views on a variety of topics. Yet, according to co-workers, after the New Year 1995, they had noticed a sudden change in Vas'kin's behavior pattern. Around the first week of January, when the extent of the defeat dealt to the Russian Troops during their ill-conceived New-Year assault on Grozny, in Chechnya, had became fully known, Vas'kin had ceased being his former calm and introverted self. In an agitated mood he had roamed the corridors of the University, cursing the Chechens, Turks (which had found a welcome resonance among the Greeks), West in general, and the Jews (which finds a resonance anywhere). From there on, Vas'kin had often been seen entering the Orthodox church, and, according to his neighbors had always stayed awake well into the nights, typing on his keyboard with maddening speed, and singing marching songs in his native language. Having no other clues, police investigated the contents of Vas'kin's computer hard disk. While most of it was occupied by the disk-space consuming graphic files contains pornographic material, in the file "sent-mail" a number of Vas'kin's comments distributed over the Internet were found. Using a highly descriptive language, Vas'kin made comments about Chechens, Jews, Russian human rights activists, their mothers, etc. Among unretrieved messages in the "mailbox" file was one in an unknown code with repeated words "Jihad", "Allah Akbar!", and "Your Mamma!" On March 29, Vas'kin's decapitated body had been found sitting in up-right position in the chair in front of the computer, which at a time was running a popular sex game program. A naked women in a lewd position on the CRT display, was moaning "Give me a Head!!!, Oh, Give me a Head!!!" It was this moaning that had prompted the neighbors to look into the window of Vas'kin's apartment only to discover a grisly scene. Greek National Police continues investigation. A routine warning for the small Russian expatriate community in Saloniki had been issued, Vas'kin's surviving father, Ivan Kuz'mich Gurevich, is planning to attend his son's funeral on his scouting trip from Kostroma to Haifa. The police is seeking opinion of leading computer security experts among Russian expatriat community. Some of them have suggested that a decapitating computer virus could have been originated and spreaded via Internet by obscure underground computer network known as info-russ. By request of Greek Government, Interpol issued a warrant for detaining and questioning of the coordinator of info-russ, whose identity remains unknown. Greek Government established an award of 100 000 drahmas leading to apprehension and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the crime. According to our sources, the network in question operates from the US soil; people having any relevant information are urged to contact local FBI offices.

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Apr 1 13:34:30 EST 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27523; Sat, 1 Apr 95 13:34:29 -0500 Message-Id: <9504011834.AA27523@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: "Sergei Burkov" Date: Sat, 1 Apr 95 13:34:28 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: O ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Dovol'no tolkovyj slovar' Knysheva. Rechyshka - nebol'shoj doklad napast' - namordnik idiot - (razg.) stupaj proch' soplemenniki - bol'nye nasmorkom chernaya dyra - trudnodostupnaya afrikanskaya provinciya vydayushayasya lichnost' - nevesta hvatit' lishnego - kupit' bilet s ruk shershen' - (franc.) lovelas vzyatie kreposti - ochered' v vinnyj otdel rubil'nik - palach drapirovka - otstuplenie kamaril'ya - e'skadriliya kamarov oklimat'sya - nadushit'sya francuzskimi duhami vykidysh - parashutist obivat' porogi - plyt' po gornoj reke retrograd- starinnyj gorodok lozhnyj posyl - neparlamentskoe vyrazhenie antipod - nad cikorij - sanatorij CK padla - Pizanskaya bashnya paskuda - (futb.) netochnaya peredacha mecha mramornaya kroshka - Venera Milosskaya *** Vse lishnee - detyam obladayu smehotvornymi sposobnostyami zdes' nedaleko - odna ostanovka na taksi ya pozvonil v dver', no bylo zanyato yajca ot kuricy nedaleko padayut v gostyah horosho, a doma - ploho professional svoego dela, no ne lyubitel' "bud' proshe" - govoril prostoj karandash cvetnomu pozhenilis' - na tom i pazoshlis' lozung na roddome: "bol'she zhizni" ona byla ot schast'ya na sed'mom mesyace mnogo vas, zhenatyh, razvelos' vsyakij narod imeet to pravitel'stvo, kotoroe ego imeet my pogryazli v chistote i uyute zhizn' korotka. poterpi nemnozhko (iz "Tozhe knigi" A. Knysheva) From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Apr 2 22:25:45 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from dynamo.ecn.purdue.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07252; Sun, 2 Apr 95 22:25:42 -0400 Received: from dynamo.ecn.purdue.edu (sasha@localhost) by dynamo.ecn.purdue.edu (8.6.10/3.5davy) id VAA09028; Sun, 2 Apr 1995 21:25:40 -0500 Message-Id: <199504030225.VAA09028@dynamo.ecn.purdue.edu> Date: Sun, 2 Apr 1995 21:25:40 -0500 From: Alejandro Nalpak To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS: Yo-ho-ho, i butylka roma! Status: OS --------------------------------------------------------------- From the keyboard of Alejandro Nalpak --------------------------------------------------------------- Fifteen man on the dead man's chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink, and the devil had done for the rest. Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Pyatnadsat' chelovek na sunduk mertvetsa Yo-ho-ho, i butylka roma! Pei, i dyavol tebya dovedyot do kontsa, Yo-ho-ho, i butylka roma! Remember it? Yep, it is a pirates' song from "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Apparently it used to be a real song, sung by sailors when hauling ropes on sailing ships... Yet nobody knew the origin or meaning of the lyric... Now, according to Reuters, there is an explanation due to Quentin van Marle, published by Britain's Royal Geographical Society. According to him, "Dead Man's Chest" is a real tiny island in the Caribbean, part of the British Virgin Islands. He found from local history and folklore that pirate Edward Teach, known as "Blackbeard", punished a mutinous crew by marooning them on that island, which has high cliffs and no water. Each sailor was given a cutlass (abordazhnaya sablya) and a bottle of rum. Blackbeard's hope was that the pirates would kill each other. To his surprise, when he returned back after a month, he found 15 men that had survived. (Easy to figure out, they weren't Russians:-). Here is another song, pirate-related, and originated in Russia. Show it to your kids, let them figure out the tune and sing it (to you great dismay...:-). Svistit passat, bizan' skripit, utknulsya vdal' bushprit. Hey, ne zevai na marse, zdes' chasto hodit Smit... Na vseh moryah, vo vseh portah na etih beregah velikii Robert Smit navodit strah! Nu tak i est', von, von, na gorizonte eti flagi! Ya uznayu, eto Smit, groza morei! Svistat' naverh komandu, kanoniry, prigotovtes' k kontr-atake, Snaryadov ne zhalei, i porohu ne zhalei, Zhivei, chert poberi, zhivei, chert poberi, zhivei! No mozhet byt', no mozhet byt', v dalekie kraya, idet prostoi torgovets, takoi zhe kak i ya... No esli tak, no esli tak, no esli eto tak, togda ne vyidet Smit na polubak... No tak i est', von, von on tam stoit na polubake, Ya uznayu, eto Smit, groza morei! Svistat' naverh komandu, kanoniry prigotovtes' k kontr-atake, Snaryadov ne zhalei, i porohu ne zhalei, Smelei, chert poberi, smelei, chert poberi, smelei! O, Bozhe moi, o, Bozhe moi, proshu lish odnogo: chtob pervyi moi brandshpugel' -- v kryuitskameru ego!... Some of you might've ever heard it... It was written by Yulii Kim. If any of you guys, see him in Moscow, give him my best regards. Coming from the time, far and away, when "Treschit moroz kak pulemet treschit na pole boya, i pyat' mashin kak pyat' sobak rychat i zhazhdut krovi..." (his song too). Pirately yours, Alejandro Nalpak From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 4 07:06:46 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from taurus.math.tau.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19754; Tue, 4 Apr 95 07:06:32 -0400 Received: from lune.math.tau.ac.il (perskyya@lune.math.tau.ac.il [132.67.96.11]) by taurus.math.tau.ac.il (8.6.10/8.6.10) with ESMTP id NAA25209 for ; Tue, 4 Apr 1995 13:04:12 +0200 From: Persky Yakov Received: (perskyya@localhost) by lune.math.tau.ac.il (8.6.9/8.6.9) id OAA01281 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Tue, 4 Apr 1995 14:04:11 +0300 Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 14:04:11 +0300 Message-Id: <199504041104.OAA01281@lune.math.tau.ac.il> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Sorbonne Univ. E-mail address Status: O If anybody has an E-mail address of the Sorbonne Univ. (any department) please mail it to me to perskyya@math.tau.ac.il. Please reply me personally and not via INFO-RUSS. Thank you in advance. Yasha. From Mattschenk@aol.com Tue Apr 4 09:16:07 1995 Received: from mail06.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19914; Tue, 4 Apr 95 09:16:07 -0400 Received: by mail06.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA287731366; Tue, 4 Apr 1995 09:16:06 -0400 Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 09:16:06 -0400 From: Mattschenk@aol.com Message-Id: <950404091604_71212835@aol.com> To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: Great Russian Music Status: O To all who love great Russian Music (with a question): About three years ago, my wife and I saw a performance at SUNY Stony Brook of a Russian Group called Tverbul. They are amazing. They are a combination of actors, musicians...just great. I have wanted to follow them, see if they have any new music out, if they are doing any more American performanced. The problem is, I don't know how to find out about them. Does anyone on this network know of Tverbul, and if so, could you share what you know with me (if anybody is interested too, write to me and I promise to share whatever information I got, with you directly). Thanks, Matthew From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 4 13:42:51 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20354; Tue, 4 Apr 95 13:42:45 -0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa08522; 4 Apr 95 21:33 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Tue, 4 Apr 1995 21:26:08 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 21:26:07 +0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Podgotovlen ukaz prezidenta o prizyve Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Podgotovlen ukaz prezidenta o prizyve Hi folks! 4/04/1995 Na dnjah Duma ne utverdila (ne hvatilo 15 golosov) proekt popravok k zakonu o vseobschej voinskoj povinnosti, predusmatrivavshij otmenu pochti vseh otsrochek (v tom chisle studentam), prodlenie srokov sluzhby i drugie prelesti. Vmesto etogo prinjata popravka, otmenjajuschaja prizyv v 13 vidov "zakonnyh voenizirovannyh formirovanij". Sohranen prizyv tol'ko v armiju, pogranvojska i vojska MVD. Sejchas stalo izvestno, chto minoborony podgotovilo ukaz prezidenta, po kotoromu v kachestve krajnej mery budet prodlen srok sluzhby (na polgoda). Eto predlozhenie (iz vseh otvergnutyh Dumoj) bylo blizhe vseh k prinjatiju, no vse zhe tozhe ne proshlo. Stoit zametit', chto eto reshenie oznachaet zaderzhku na sluzhbe "chechenskih dedushek". Prezident poluchit "vernyh druzej"... Formulirovka pravil popolnenija armii esche zhestche - ves' prizyvnoj kontingent vesny-leta 1995 pojdet tol'ko v armiju, obeskrovlivaja pogranvojska (uchastvujuschie v bojah po zaschite territorial'noj celostnosti Rossii v Tadzhikistane) i vnutrennie vojska (vojujuschie v Chechne i ozhidajuschie bol'shoj raboty v period otmeny vyborov). Po etomu povodu komandujuschie etimi vojskami torgujutsja sejchas v Kremle. V Chechne sobytija, kotorye mozhno opisat' slovami ShALI I GUDERMES SDANY, NO NE VZJaTY. Chechenskie formirovanija ostavili eti dva goroda, pravitel'stvo i shtab pereehali v rajcentr Vedeno (na vostoke respubliki), no Shali, skazhem, esche vchera bombardirovalsja. Pohozhe, federaly opasajutsja blizkih kontaktov dazhe s silami prikrytija. Segodnja bombezhek ne bylo, sravnitel'no ozhestochennye boi proishodili tol'ko okolo Shalinskogo poligona. Storony takzhe obmenjalis' seriej obvinenij v provokacii (ubijstve mirnyh zhitelej licami, odetymi v formu drugoj storony). Na dnjah nasha pressa soobschila, chto izvestnogo pianista E.Kisina povestka voenkomata i povestka prokuratury (na odno i to zhe chislo) nashla taki dazhe v Londone. Takoj vot perezhitok "bor'by s privilegtjami". Chitateljam-sovgrazhdanam mogu posovetovat' bez nuzhdy ne zahodit' v konsul'stvo. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 4 17:37:23 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from newsgw.mentorg.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20801; Tue, 4 Apr 95 17:37:21 -0400 Received: from Warren.MENTORG.COM by newsgw.mentorg.com (8.6.4/CF5.22R) id RAA01825; Tue, 4 Apr 1995 17:36:11 -0400 Received: from russm (russm.warren.mentorg.com) by Warren.MENTORG.COM with SMTP id AA29668 (5.65c/IDA-1.4.4 for ); Tue, 4 Apr 1995 17:37:17 -0400 Received: from localhost by russm (4.1/SMI-4.0) id AA08169; Tue, 4 Apr 95 17:37:16 EDT Message-Id: <9504042137.AA08169@russm.Warren.MENTORG.COM> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for a job? Date: Tue, 04 Apr 95 17:37:15 EDT From: "Russ Mestechkin [Waltham]" Status: O I was recently researching the job market, and made some contacts among the recruiter/headhunters. And even though I am not currently searching for any positions, I still get numerous phone calls and mail. Some offers sound too good to junk them, so I decided to do some charity work - if someone will get a job through this, I would be happy. This lady, Backy, claims that she has multiple openings, specifically at Microsoft on Interactive TV Project, which IMHO is very cool stuff. They (supposedly) are looking for 40(!) people of all levels. Give it a shot if you are interested. Disclaimer: I am not employed by any recruiting agency, neither am i receiving any commissions off this. You are free to never ever mention my name while/if pursuing this contacts. Good luck. Slava. ------- Forwarded Message Date: Mon, 27 Mar 95 17:53:38 -0500 From: pta!becky@uunet.uu.net (Becky Nolton) To: smestech@nyx.cs.du.edu Subject: Job Discription Responsibilities are to design, implement, execute and maintain a performance/ stress test suite for Microsoft products; working closely with members of the product develop. team to coordinate the creatin of performance test suites to verify and validate that software componenets are operating properly.Enter & report sftware problems in a bug tracking system & document test results. Looking for systems level experience, working with Windows or Windows NT. ability to create tests using existing product specs. and tools required. Porgram Programming in C or C++ and some softw. test or QA experience preferred. Understanding of how to integrate and test lare projects preferred. Experience with distributed computing environments, and exper. with database system, (SQL) preferred. Interesting interative software test position, cuttin gedge technology. If interested, please call 703 442-0500X227 or email ------- End of Forwarded Message From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Apr 5 14:56:49 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from maxwell.iia2.org by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28076; Wed, 5 Apr 95 14:56:47 -0400 Received: from localhost (monastl@localhost) by maxwell.iia2.org (8.6.5/8.6.5) id OAA19846 for INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Wed, 5 Apr 1995 14:04:12 -0500 Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 14:04:12 -0500 From: Lenny Monastyrsky To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: (fwd) Position Available at Honeywell Technology Center Status: O From: foslien@htc.honeywell.com (Wendy Foslien) Newsgroups: comp.realtime,sci.engr.control Subject: Position Available at Honeywell Technology Center Date: 4 Apr 1995 17:01:01 -0500 Organization: Honeywell Technology Center, Honeywell Inc., Mpls. MN Honeywell Technology Center has an immediate need for a research engineer with an MS or PhD in chemical engineering or related field. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of process control, knowledge of Honeywell TDC 3000 and other control platforms, as well as experience in doing automation jobs in refining, chemical and consumer markets, and knowledge of C programming. Experience with Matlab and MatrixX is a plus. Responsibilities will include developing advanced product concepts to the prototype stage, working with Honeywell divisions on customer projects and on developing joint project plans, supporting proposal preparation, and interfacing with external customers and divisions on new product concepts. The position available is located in Minneapolis, MN. Honeywell Technology Center develops the advanced technologies, processes and product and service concept that meet the aerospace, industrial, and home and building control needs of Honeywell customers worldwide. Please send resumes to via email or surface mail to: John Christoffel (christoffel_john@htc.honeywell.com), Honeywell Technology Center,3660 Technology Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55418. -- Honeywell Technology Center 3660 Technology Drive Minneapolis, MN 55418 From MAC@maine.maine.edu Wed Apr 5 17:46 EDT 1995 Received: from noc.sura.net by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04113; Wed, 5 Apr 95 17:46:23 -0400 Received: from GALAXY (galaxy.cies.org [198.76.14.5]) by noc.sura.net (8.6.8.1/8.6.6) with SMTP id RAA06281 for ; Wed, 5 Apr 1995 17:46:18 -0400 Received: by galaxy.cies.org (UCX V2.0-16) Tue, 4 Apr 1995 21:48:59 -0400 Received: from MAINE.MAINE.EDU by MAINE.maine.edu (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 3758; Tue, 04 Apr 95 21:51:10 EDT Received: from MAINE.MAINE.EDU (NJE origin MAC@MAINE) by MAINE.MAINE.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with RFC822 id 8372; Tue, 4 Apr 1995 21:51:09 -0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Director-Russian Language Program in St. Petersburg From: mac@maine.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 04 Apr 95 21:50:50 EDT Status: O ***************************************************************** The following CIEE positions in St. Petersburg, Russia may be of interest to members of the list. Please direct inquiries to the address at the end of the announcement. ***************************************************************** Resident Director and Assistant Resident Director Positions CIEE Russian Language Program in St. Petersburg ***************************************************************** The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) seeks applications for the positions of Resident Director and Assistant Resident Director at CIEE's Council Study Center in St. Petersburg for the 1995-6 Academic Year. The Resident Director will act as the on-site supervisor of the academic programs at St. Petersburg University and St. Petersburg Gornyi Institut. S/he will act as liaison between students and Russian faculty as well as between Russian adminis- trators and CIEE headquarters in New York. For this position CIEE requires near-native fluency in Russian as well as experience with the Russian university system. Prefer- ence will be given to candidates with a Ph.D or equivalent in Russian Language or Area Studies. Previous group leadership in Russia is also highly desirable. The Assistant Resident Director is responsible to the Resident Director to give help as needed. In addition, s/he will oversee the non-academic portion of the program including field trips and cultural excursions. For the position of Assistant Resident Director, CIEE requires near-native fluency in Russian as well as knowledge of the Russian university system. Preference will be given to candidates with an M.A. or equivalent in Russian lan- guage or Area Studies. Previous group leadership in Russia is also highly desirable. For both positions, experience in St. Petersburg is a plus. Please send letter and C.V. with your contact coordinates to: Karen Dubrule Program Manager-Russia and Central Europe University Programs Council on International Educational Exchange 205 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017-5706 For additional information and complete job descriptions, please feel free to contact CIEE at the following coordinates: Tel: [212] 661-1414, ext. 1186 EMail: KDubrule@ciee.org ***************************************************************** From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Apr 6 14:15:18 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from dg02sg.mcimail.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05475; Thu, 6 Apr 95 14:14:53 -0400 Received: from mailgate.mcimail.com (mailgate.mcimail.com [166.38.40.3]) by dg02sg.mcimail.com (8.6.10/8.6.10) with SMTP id SAA09200 for ; Thu, 6 Apr 1995 18:13:52 GMT Received: from mcimail.com by mailgate.mcimail.com id ck03854; 6 Apr 95 16:15 WET Date: Thu, 6 Apr 95 11:12 EST From: "Dr. Sergey Broude" <0004411000@mcimail.com> To: info-russ Subject: INFO-RUSS: Soviet Jewry Concert Message-Id: <12950406161221/0004411000NA1EM@MCIMAIL.COM> Status: O If you live in the Boston area, please join Action For Post- Soviet Jewry on Sunday, May 7th at 8:00PM, Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline, Mass. for a concert celebrating the renaissance of Jewish life in the former Soviet Union (FSU). We are also celebrating the enrichment ofthee Jewish community outside FSU by over one million emigres in the last few decades. Your donation will support the work we do to assist the Jews remaining in the FSU. We are involved in shipping hmmanitarian aid as well as assisting people with immigration problems. WE are often asked to provide a specific medicine for ailing family members or friends, who either cannot afford to purchase medicine in FSU or cannot find it. We will visit Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine in June along with a delegation of physcians to assess the medical situation there. For more information about our work and about tickets for the concert, contact Action For Post-Soviet Jewry at (617)893-2331 or by fax: (617)647-9474. Our E-mail address is above. The musicians performing at our concert are exceptional. Rosalie Gerut is a wonderful singer of Yiddish folk songs. she is also an actress, and is performing in "Schlemiel the First". Ken Radnofsky is a concert saxophonist. He has performed throughout the world, including Moscow. We are looking forward to his performance fo Erwin Schulfoff's "Hot-Sonate for Saxaphone and Piano". P.S. We continue to look for travelers. Is anyone going t{ Minsk? or anywhere else in the FSU? Thanks for your attention. Sheila Galland From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Apr 6 14:51:15 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05526; Thu, 6 Apr 95 14:51:09 -0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa14076; 6 Apr 95 22:50 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Thu, 6 Apr 1995 22:50:15 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 22:50:14 +0400 X-Mailer: Mail [v1.8 MSDOS] Subject: INFO-RUSS: Gorbachev-chechen... Lines: 88 Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Gorbachev-chechen i pop-samozvanec Hi folks! 6/04/1995 Segodnja i vse predyduschie dni boi v Chechne razvivalis' po odnomu scenariju: bombardirovki federalami gornyh opornyh punktov, boi v okrestnostjah Shali (kak budto vzjatogo armiej), intensifikacija boev "partizanskogo" tipa, v tom chisle v Groznom. Proishodili boi vdol' dorogi Shali-Alhazurovo. Podpisan prezidentom zakon, ocherednoj raz pereimenovyvajuschij KGB iz FSK v FSB i suschestvenno rasshirjajuschij ego prava. Iz "znakovyh" izmenenij - vozvraschenie chekistam Lefortovskoj tjur'my. Vchera FSK soobschila, chto pri razborke dokumentov iz chechenskih arhivov obnaruzheny svidetel'stva finansirovanija iz dudaevskih deneg izvestnogo Gorbachev-fonda. Ranee te zhe tovarischi pred'javljali "pis'mo direktora Departamenta Bezopasnosti ChR prezidentu Dudaevu" ot 7 janvarja 1995 s pros'boj o vydelenii "novyh 1.5 mln. dollarov na zhurnalistov". Umiljali v tom dokumente dve veschi: okazyvaetsja, 7 janvarja v Groznom chechenskie nachal'niki obschalis' posredstvom vhodjaschih-ishodjaschih na blankah, a vtoroe - formulirovka prichin izrashodovanija ranee vydelennyh deneg. "Vvidu togo, chto bolee vzveshennaja informacionnaja politika komandovanija rossijskih vojsk privela k narastaniju ob'ektivnosti reportazhej zhurnalistov..." Udivljaet, chto oni esche ne imenujut v etom pis'me vojska "osvoboditel'nymi". Teper' vot, znachit, Gorbachev. Horosho otmetili 10 let nachala perestrojki. A glavnoe - kakie neogranichennye vozmozhnosti otkryvajutsja teper' pered vlastjami, skol'ko novogo i interesnogo uznaem my teper' o raznyh ljudjah, zapjatnavshih svoj zhiznennyj put' otstupnichestvom ot Prezidenta! Tut, kstati, ja uznal, chto nekotorye ljudi predpochitajut ne pisat' mne kriticheskih zamechanij po ukazannomu adresu, a vmesto etogo vyrazhajut svoe negodovanie cherez Internet. Zagljanuv kak-to tuda, ja obnaruzhil obrazec strogoj logiki: chelovek pisal, chto ja (1) pis'ma perepisyvaju iz rossijskih gazet; (2) kogda on poluchaet v USA eti gazety, to obnaruzhivaet, chto ja vse pereviraju. Tak vot, soobschenie o Gorbacheve ja v gazetah ne vstrechal (ja, konechno, chitaju ne vse, a reguljarno 4-5 i esche 1-2 epizodicheski), a dlja ljubitelej tochnyh ssylok daju ee: agentstvo "Interfaks", dalee "Svoboda". A vot dal'she budet gazetnyj material. Ja pisal 24 marta o "polkovom pope" (po moemu mneniju zhulike ili psihe), foto kotorogo s avtomatom v rukah bylo v "Izvestijah" (so slovami, chto on chasto streljaet po supostatam). Ja vyrazhal nedoumenie molchaniem cerkovnyh vlastej. Ja rad, chto za nimi ne zarzhavelo. Vcherashnie "Izvestija" soobschili o "gnevnyh otklikah Moskovskoj patriarhii" i pis'me ot mestnogo arhiereja (v tekste tumannaja fraza, kotoruju ja tak ponjal), v kotorom govoritsja, chto *svjaschennik s avtomatom v rukah* (vyrazhenie gazety) "ne javljaetsja klirikom Russkoj pravoslavnoj cerkvi" i vyskazana nadezhda, chto "gazeta skazhet pravdu o tom, kto est' na samom dele streljajuschij <>". Vot kakuju pravdu soobschaet gazeta. Etot dejatel' nagrazhden medal'ju "Za otlichie v voinskoj sluzhbe II stepeni" (27/02/1995), no pered tem, sudja po ego putanomu rasskazu, voeval v Afgane i mnogo gde. Duhovnaja kar'era ego takova: v 1992 godu postrizhen v monahi episkopom Russkoj Zarubezhnoj cerkvi Valentinom (pereshedshim iz jurisdikcii Moskovskoj patriarhii) v Suzdale, no rukopolozhit' ego v svjaschenniki ep. Valentin otkazalsja. Prishlos' obratit'sja v druguju jurisdikciju - k episkopu Ukrainskoj avtokefal'noj cerkvi Adrianu. Soobschaetsja, chto on "vraschaetsja v dovol'no vysokih sferah. Znakom s Gajdarom, Bojko... Obschina... kotoruju on registriruet v Moskve, pochti polnost'ju sostoit iz chlenov otrjada narodnoj druzhiny, sozdannoj rasporjazheniem moskovskogo pravitel'stva. A predsedatel' revizionnoj komissii obschiny - sam komandir otrjada, byvshij rukovoditel' organizacii <> Aleksandr Dolgalev. V Chechnju otec Kiprian, po ego slovam, otpravilsja kak pomoschnik ministra po chrezvychajnym situacijam Shojgu..." Upominaemaja v tekste "druzhina" otlichilas' v oktjabre 1993 goda pogromami i grabezhami rajsovetov, zahvatami i pytkami rajonnyh i gorodskih deputatov levyh vzgljadov ili prosto imevshih finansovye raznoglasija s "pravitel'stvom" g-na Luzhkova. Vposledstvii ona prinjala uchastie v etnicheskih chistkah Moskvy. V krugah chlenov druzhiny postojanno obsuzhdalas' ideja prevraschenija ee v analog latinoamerikanskih "eskadronov smerti". V obschem, klassicheskaja pravoekstremistskaja komanda - iz teh, o kotoryh izvestno gorazdo men'she, chem ob operetochnyh "russkih fashistah". "Marazm krepchal". From argaman@elron.net Thu Apr 6 17:13:49 1995 Received: from elron1.elron.net by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05963; Thu, 6 Apr 95 17:13:49 -0400 Received: by elron.net id AA02570 (5.67b/IDA-1.5 for INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu); Fri, 7 Apr 1995 00:13:46 +0300 Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 00:13:46 +0300 From: Argaman-Mark Blau Message-Id: <199504062113.AA02570@elron.net> To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: How to connect to Internet in Russia? Status: Or Proshu otvetit' rebyat, zhivushih v Rossii ili znakomyh s situatsiei: naskol'ko slozhno seychas podsoedinit'sa k Internetu chastnomu litzu? 1. Vozmozhno li eto? 2. K komu obrasht'sya? Prodaet li eti uslugi gosudarstwo ili firma? 3. Naskol'ko nadyozhna svyaz'? 4. Skol'ko eto stoit? 5. Vozmozhno li eto v provintzii? Budu priznatelen vsem, kto otvetit Mark Blau, argaman@elron.net.co.il HaUgav 14/6, Maaleh Adumim, 98400, Israel From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Apr 6 22:30:48 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from uu.psi.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06716; Thu, 6 Apr 95 22:30:45 -0400 Received: by uu.psi.com (5.65b/4.0.061193-PSI/PSINet) via UUCP; id AA02540 for ; Thu, 6 Apr 95 22:29:17 -0400 Received: by bwalk.dm.com (1.65/waf) via UUCP; Thu, 06 Apr 95 22:14:48 EST for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Re: A ban on cryptography in Russia (fwd) From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dimitri Vulis) Date: Thu, 06 Apr 95 22:14:46 EDT Organization: Brighton Beach Boardwalk BBS, Forest Hills, N.Y. Status: O Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 19:41:14 -0400 (EDT) From: Brad Dolan To: cypherpunks@toad.com Subject: A ban on cryptography in Russia (fwd) Sender: owner-cypherpunks@toad.com ---------- Forwarded message ---------- >Forwarded message: >>From brown Thu Apr 6 14:13:48 1995 >Edict no.334 (April 3, 1995) of the President of Russian Federation >imposes an all-embracing ban on all cryptographic systems except those >licensed by the Federal Agency for Governmental Communications and >Information. > >Section 4 bans all activities in development, production, sales and >use of unlicensed cryptographic systems as well as rendering >cryptographic services. > >Section 5 bans import of unlicensed cryptographic systems. > >Section 6 instructs Federal Counterintelligence and other agencies to >detect violations of this edict. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Apr 7 15:37:31 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13620; Fri, 7 Apr 95 15:37:21 -0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa03379; 7 Apr 95 23:30 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Fri, 7 Apr 1995 23:22:48 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 23:22:47 +0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: "Vojna okonchena". Nachalas' rezn'a. Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* "Vojna zakonchena". Nachinaetsja reznja. Hi folks! 7/04/1995 - (1) Slova, citirovannye v zagolovke - iz ocherednoj reljacii shtaba operacii. V dejstvitel'nosti suschestvennyh izmenenij v obstanovke ne proizoshlo: vsjudu v central'noj Chechne boevye dejstvija partizanskogo stilja, a v neposredstvennom predgor'e - ozhestochennye boi. Vojska okapyvajutsja vdol' granicy gor, idti vverh vrode by ne planirujut, delaja stavku na unichtozhenie chechencev v gorah silami aviacii. Odna primeta pobedy el'cinskogo "Neue Ordnung" na ravnine vse zhe nalico: taktika umirotvorenija otdel'nyh sel i regionov, bolee ili menee uspeshno primenennaja v hode boevyh dejstvij, otbroshena za nenadobnost'ju, i vojska pristupili k unichtozheniju _nizshej rasy_. Po krajnej mere, imenno po etomu scenariju razvivajutsja sejchas, kogda ja eto pishu, tragicheskie sobytija v sele Samashki u ingushskoj granicy. Samashki - bol'shoe selo, v kotorom k tomu zhe nashli prijut tysjachi zhitelej Groznogo, u kotoryh ne hvatilo sil dobrat'sja do Ingushetii. Posle stolknovenij i obstrelov federaly dostigli soglashenija so starejshinami: boeviki pokidajut selo, po shosse i zheleznoj doroge besprepjatstvenno prohodjat vojska, samooborona sela ne dopuskaet v selo "chuzhih" i otvechaet za bezopasnost' soldat, dislocirovannyh poblizosti. Soglashenie sobljudalos' neukosnitel'no i shiroko reklamirovalos' kak primer novoj politiki nachal'stva. Esche vchera utrom cherez selo proshel, posle sootvetstvujuschego uvedomlenija, russkij bronepoezd. Vchera vecherom starejshinam sela pred'javlen ul'timatum za podpis'ju generala Kulikova: sdat' 276 avtomatov, inache selo budet vzjato shturmom. Srok - do 12 chasov segodnja. NEMEDLENNO POSLE ETOGO nachalsja artobstrel. S rassvetom on usililsja, pochti po vsemu selu (osobenno central'noj i juzhnoj chasti) voznikli pozhary. S utra po selu "rabotaet" aviacija. Po istechenii sroka ul'timatuma (sdano 11 avtomatov) k okrainam podoshli tanki, kotorye vsju vtoruju polovinu dnja takzhe veli intensivnyj artogon' po domam. Nikakogo soprotivlenija ne okazyvalos', slabyj ruzhejnyj ogon' po vojskam velsja iz lesa, po kotoromu podoshli boeviki s dal'nih baz. Naselenie pytaetsja bezhat' iz pochti unichtozhennogo sela, pri etom chast' zagradpostov ih propuskaet, a chast' - zavorachivaet obratno ili zaderzhivaet. Procitiruju soobschenie "svobodnogo televidenija" NTV, samogo "kuplennogo Dudaevym" (peredacha novostej v 22:00, ved. Tat'jana Mitkova): [ Sjuzhet idet bez kartinki, pod kartu Chechni ] "Tragicheskie sobytija v poselke Samashki. Segodnja v 14:00 dudaevskimi boevikami rasstreljany starejshiny sela Samashki posle peregovorov s predstaviteljami armii i pri popytke vstupit' v peregovory s boevikami. Eto soobschenie agentstva Interfaks, na osnove voennyh istochnikov. Ucelevshie starejshiny poprosili voennoe rukovodstvo pomoch' v spasenii naselenija. V nastojaschee vremja Samashki blokirovany federal'nymi vojskami. Po soobscheniju informagentstv [ ne nazyvaet kakih ] Dudaev na soveschanii v sekretnom shtabe prikazal raspravljat'sja s nepokornymi starejshinami. Vidimo, my imeem delo s nachalom realizacii etogo prikaza". [ Kartinka menjaetsja na i streljajuschij shturmovik, novyj sjuzhet ] "Segodnja federal'naja aviacija nanesla sil'nye udary po naselennym punktam zapadnoj Chechni: Samashki ..." Koroche govorja, esli zazhat' nos i otlit' pomoi, ostaetsja bednaja informacija, sovpadajuschaja s tem, chto ves' den' soobschali i prodolzhajut soobschat' iz Samashek po satellitnoj svjazi pravozaschitniki i zhurnalisty Radio Svoboda. Etu gnus' (ja ne ponimaju, zachem g-nu E svoe sobstvennoe Ostankino, esli u nego takoe NTV?) ja procitiroval dlja teh, kto esche imeet illjuzii o tom, chto v Rossii mnogoe ploho, no zato SVOBODA SLOVA... Nakonec, otmechu, chto vopreki povtorjajuschemusja izo dnja v den' v svodkah armii "poter' (ili poter' ubitymi) s nashej storony net", po slovam soldat, naprimer, 1 rota 424 motostrelkovogo polka v bojah poslednih dnej vozle Shali poterjala 68 bojcov iz 110. Tem ne menee gazety i osobenno TV vseh mastej, nekriticheski transliruja uzhe neskol'ko nedel' oficial'nuju versiju hoda boev, dobilis' glavnogo: v naselenii oslab strah za svoih detej, opasenie perspektivy byt' prizvannym v armiju. Oprosy pokazyvajut, chto na fone obschego skepticheskogo otnoshenija k armejskoj sluzhby bol'she net opasenija byt' "poslannym v Chechnju" - propagande udalos' ubedit' naselenie, chto "vojna okonchena". Eto krajne vazhno kak v svete ocherednogo prizyva, tak i poslednih rezkih izmenenij v zakonodatel'stve, o chem moe sledujuschee pis'mo. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Apr 7 15:41:49 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13637; Fri, 7 Apr 95 15:41:39 -0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa03359; 7 Apr 95 23:30 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Fri, 7 Apr 1995 23:23:37 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 23:23:37 +0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Gosduma sujetits'a pod klientom Status: O Gosduma suetitsja pod klientom. 7/04/1995 - (2) Segodnja Duma bol'shinstvom 246 pri neobhodimyh 225 (protiv 29) okonchatel'no prinjala popravku k zakonu o voennoj objazannosti, predlozhennuju pravitel'stvom (dokladyval gen. Kolesnikov), po kotoroj: - SROK SLUZhBY, nachinaja s 1 oktjabrja, PRODLEVAETSJa do 2 let; - otmenjaetsja otsrochka edinstvennomu synu pozhilogo roditelja-odinochki; - VSE STUDENTY PRIZYVAJuTSJa na 1 god posle okonchanija vuza, pri nalichii voennoj kafedry "s objazatel'nym zakljucheniem kontrakta" (chto etot bred oznachaet?) i poluchajut zvanie cherez god. Zakon protalkivali LDPR (umilitel'no zvuchali ih slova "my nikogda ne bojalis' nepopuljarnyh reshenij"), "Novaja regional'naja politika" (nacionalisticheskoe "boloto") i PRES. Zasedanie proishodilo za zakrytymi dverjami, s mnogochislennymi procedurnymi narushenijami (v chastnosti, deputaty ne poluchili teksta zakona, kotoryj predlagalos' golosovat' - nichego, progolosovali). Divnaja kartina edinodushija vseh vetvej vlasti byla podporchena nekotorymi dumcami. Segodnja predusmotrennoe reglamentom kolichestvo deputatov - 100 (glavnym obrazom iz KPRF, DPR i "Zhenschin", a takzhe otdel'nye "vyborossy" i "jablokovcy") peredali v Konstitucionnyj sud srochnoe hodatajstvo (srochnost' motivirovana "prodolzhajuschimisja grubymi narushenijami prav cheloveka") o proverke sledujuschih aktov: (1) Ukaza o voennoj doktrine (2) Postanovlenija pravitel'stva RF ot 09/12/1994 o razoruzhenii boevikov. Ukazyvaetsja, chto doktrina protivorechit tekstu konstitucii (predusmatrivaet ispol'zovanie armii dlja vnutrennih zadach), a postanovlenie vvodit ogranichenija prav cheloveka, dopustimye tol'ko po zakonu o chrezvychajnom polozhenii. Po soobscheniju senatora Issy Kostoeva, cherez dve nedeli luchshe obosnovannoe i shire podderzhannoe hodatajstvo senatorov takzhe postupit v KS. Tam budet osparivat'sja takzhe sekretnyj ukaz E ot 03/12/1994, polozhennyj v osnovu postanovlenija pravitel'stva. Vprochem, trudno ozhidat' smelosti ot sudej, perezhivshih uzhas i unizhenie oktjabrja 1993 goda. I voobsche - gotovnost' lizat' zadnicu, zatjanutuju v formennye brjuki, prodemonstrirovali za poslednee vremja deputaty i dejateli vseh partij, zhurnalisty i intellektualy. V ih opravdanie skazhu tol'ko - pochemu im byt' principial'nee Klintona, Mitterana ili Mejdzhora? Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Apr 9 09:44:17 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail06.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27573; Sun, 9 Apr 95 09:44:16 -0400 Received: by mail06.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA247995054; Sun, 9 Apr 1995 09:44:14 -0400 Date: Sun, 9 Apr 1995 09:44:14 -0400 From: MartinAlex@aol.com Message-Id: <950409094413_76984065@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: medieval chronicles Status: O A Russian acquaintance (a young kandidat istoricheskikh nauk from SPb, currently living in Hungary) is interested in working with someone in the United States on preparing bilingual (original text and English) versions of medieval Russian chronicles for publication in the United States. Does anyone know of US-based specialists in early Russian history who might be interested in such ventures? If so, please contact me (Alex Martin) at MartinAlex@aol.com. Thanks! From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Apr 9 12:34:59 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27995; Sun, 9 Apr 95 12:34:54 -0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa01039; 9 Apr 95 20:31 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Sun, 9 Apr 1995 20:25:59 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Sun, 9 Apr 1995 20:25:58 +0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Konec tragedii Samashek Status: O Itog tragedii Samashek Hi folks! 9/04/1995 Segodnja federal'nye vojska okonchatel'no zanjali pylajuschie ruiny sela Samashki. Voennye istochniki soobschili, chto v hode shturma ubito 150 "boevikov". Bol'shaja chast' naselenija etogo "zamirennogo" sela bezhala, brosiv vse imuschestvo. Popytka izbezhat' sud'by Groznogo i drugih chechenskih gorodov i sel etim putem - soglasheniem s federal'nymi vlastjami - okonchilas' unichtozheniem sela i gibel'ju soten ego zhitelej. Eta tragedija pokazyvaet, chto, K VELIChAJShEMU NAShEMU SOZhALENIJu, okazalis' pravy te iz nas, kto rascenival vojnu v Chechne kak otkrytyj genocid, a ne te, kto stremilsja videt' v nej gosudarstvennyj smysl i narastanie elementov razumnosti. Na etu vtoruju, "otradnuju" tochku zrenija rabotali popytki zamirenija sel i regionov, sozdanija marionetochnyh vlastej v Groznom i rajonah i tomu podobnoe. Teper' s politikoj zamirenija pokoncheno. Kakaja sud'ba zhdet marionetochnye chechenskie vlasti? Vlasti, osobenno oficery MVD v Groznom, ne skryvajut razdrazhenija chechenskoj miliciej. Pokazatel'na fraza komandira OMONa: "Kak ja mogu im doverjat', kogda oni razgovarivajut s naseleniem na neponjatnom mne jazyke?" Chinovniki "pravitel'stva" Salambeka Hadzhieva v Groznom tozhe ne skryvajut pessimizma. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Apr 9 21:43:27 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from gatekeeper.bgs.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29211; Sun, 9 Apr 95 21:43:25 -0400 Received: from aix2.bgs.com by gatekeeper.bgs.com with smtp (Smail3.1.28.1 #3) id m0ry8VY-0007v9C; Sun, 9 Apr 95 21:43 ADT Received: by aix2.bgs.com (Smail3.1.28.1 #57) id m0ry8VX-0001dUC; Sun, 9 Apr 95 21:43 EDT Message-Id: From: yefim@bgs.com (Yefim Somin) Subject: INFO-RUSS: trains in Eastern Europe To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 9 Apr 1995 21:43:15 -0500 (EDT) X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL13] Content-Type: text Content-Length: 265 Status: O Dear netters: I am looking for info on train travel from Warsaw to Lithuania, in particular schedule info and whether and how to buy tickets in advance. Neither travel agents nor Polish web sites I tried could help. Any advice would be appreciated. Yefim Somin From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Apr 10 05:12:16 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from ivory.bgu.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05035; Mon, 10 Apr 95 05:12:08 -0400 Received: by ivory.bgu.ac.il (5.57/Ultrix3.0-C) id AA15002; Mon, 10 Apr 95 12:09:48 +0300 Date: Mon, 10 Apr 95 12:09:48 +0300 From: peker@ivory.bgu.ac.il (Roman Klimenko) Message-Id: <9504100909.AA15002@ivory.bgu.ac.il > Subject:INFO-RUSS:3D-scanner To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Hi, folks. Does somebody knows where can I find information (may be even prices, if such exist) for... ...3D-scanners ? May be my question is to much difficult, but... In any case thank You. My E-Mail: peker@ivory.bgu.ac.il /Roman/ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Apr 10 13:05:45 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05686; Mon, 10 Apr 95 13:05:34 -0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa04638; 10 Apr 95 20:59 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Mon, 10 Apr 1995 20:52:10 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Mon, 10 Apr 1995 20:52:09 +0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Samashki: pokazanija svidetel'ej Lines: 37 Status: O Samashki: pokazanija svidetelej Hi folks! 10/04/1995 Skol' ja znaju, unichtozhenie mirnogo sela Samashki nakonec-to bylo osvescheno zapadnymi agentstvami i pressoj. Tem ne menee stoit privesti novejshie svidetel'stva, poluchennye tol'ko segodnja agentstvom Frans-press i gruppoj pomoschnika upolnomochennogo po pravam cheloveka Blinushova. Oni byli peredany po satellitnym telefonam s okrain Samashek (ot posta OMON) i iz sosednego Sernovodska (v Ingushetii). Vojska vtjagivalis' v selo v techenie 7-8 aprelja. 8-go vyhod bezhencev byl blokirovan tem, chto na postah MVD nachali rasstrelivat' bezhencev-muzhchin. Na etot moment v sele ostavalos' okolo 1000 chelovek. Vojska vtjagivalis' v selo na bronetehnike, tanki i BMP taranili doma ili obstrelivali ih v upor. Zatem podvaly, gde prjatalis' zhiteli, zabrasyvalis' granatami, a doma podzhigalis' ognemetami. Svideteli pokazyvajut o mnogih sluchajah ubijstv ranenyh zhitelej, istjazanijah i nadrugatel'stvah nad trupami. Po pokazanijam mnogih svidetelej, v tom chisle russkogo zhitelja Vladimira Kirina(? - zapisano s golosa), spasshegosja 8 aprelja gornoj tropoj, NIKAKOGO SOPROTIVLENIJa NA TERRITORII SELA NE OKAZYVALOS'. V techenie vsej operacii ne propuskalis' k selu gumanitarnye missii - kak rossijskie, tak i mezhdunarodnye ("Vrachi bez granic" i drugie). Iz drugih sobytij stoit otmetit' rezkuju aktivizaciju boev v Tadzhikistane, gde Rossija takzhe zaschischaet svoju territorial'nuju celostnost' i, vidimo, konstitucionnyj stroj. Poteri ekspedicionnogo korpusa ischisljajutsja desjatkami ubityh za poslednie 4 dnja. Uchili zhe ih klassiki strategii pro "vojnu na dva fronta", da oni ne uchatsja - chto Adol'f Aloizovich Gitler, chto eti... Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 11 15:42:23 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail1.its.rpi.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13355; Tue, 11 Apr 95 15:42:20 -0400 Received: from [128.113.37.13] (fradkov.mat.rpi.edu [128.113.37.13]) by mail1.its.rpi.edu (8.6.9/8.6.4) with SMTP id PAA21301 for ; Tue, 11 Apr 1995 15:44:03 -0400 Message-Id: <199504111944.PAA21301@mail1.its.rpi.edu> X-Sender: fradkv@mail1.its.rpi.edu Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Tue, 11 Apr 1995 15:43:42 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: fradkv@rpi.edu (Valery E. Fradkov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Letter to Moscow or Chernogolovka Status: O Dear IR-Netters, I am looking for somebody who is going to Moscow, or better Chernogolovka, by May 3, and can do me a favor and take with him/her an envelope with an important legal document. Please reply directly to me. Thank you, Valery Fradkov fradkv@rpi.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 11 17:02:15 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13564; Tue, 11 Apr 95 17:02:13 -0400 Message-Id: <9504112102.AA13564@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Tue, 11 Apr 95 17:02:12 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Atrocities in Semashky Status: O From "Baltimore Sun", April 11'95, p.4A "Atrocities against civilians alleged as Russians capture town" Sernogorsk, Russia. A Red Cross official allowed into Semashky, said he saw 20 dead civilians and quoted residents as saying that Russian troops killed 200 civilians in a weekend assault. Refugees who fled the town yesterday said that Russian troops threw grenades into homes and gunned down old men. Raisa Khuseinova said that soldiers threw her 7-year old son Albi under a moving armored vehicle, crushing him to death. "They forced me to pick his body up. I couldn't even bury him; he's lying outside my home now... Then they put a canister of gasoline into house. They tried to force me to light a match and burn it down. I couldn't do it. They started shooting into the house and everything went up in flames". Alexander Guryanov, an activist working for Sergey Kovalev, said his group has compiled a list of 500 people missing in Semashky, where he said he believed Russian troops had staged massacre. "This is nothing less than a genocide", he told reporters. Red Cross coordinator, Jean Corboz, who spent a few hours in Semashky, confirmed massive violation of basic human laws. Yakha Alpatova, 32, said her father and aunt were killed when Russian troops hurdled a hand grenade into the cellar where the family was taking cover from an air and artillery bombardment. "They gave us no warning. They just threw the grenade in." Zelay Arkhiyeve, 30, said she saw two old man approach Russian troops to ask for drinking water. "They fired 30 or 40 bullets into them... You'd think two bullets would've been enough". No man walked out of Semashky yesterday. Mrs. Arkhiyeve said her husband was detained along with many other village men. From previous reports here (see A. Suhanov) and other sources: there was no resistance to the Russian troops when they started the air and artillery bombardment of Semashky and then moved into it. ----------------------------------------------------------------- My own comments. This is a genocide, a cold-blooded murder of civilian population. It is also a prelude to the total suppression of all "basic human laws". And not only in Chechnya, but all over Russia. The dogs got a taste of blood, and the feeling of total impunity. It will be complete when President Clinton will come visit Moscow in a few weeks, and shake hands with El'tsyn and Grachev. Nothing is prohibited anymore, and nobody cares. It will be open season from now on on any dissent, on any protest. Any decent man in that place should rise his voice -- it is now or never. And if you are afraid or feel powerless -- at least get out; your window of opportunity is closing fast. Amen. Alex Kaplan From agrilya@techunix.technion.ac.il Thu Apr 13 08:38 EDT 1995 Received: from techunix.technion.ac.il by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12347; Thu, 13 Apr 95 08:37:01 -0400 Received: (from agrilya@localhost) by techunix.technion.ac.il (8.6.12/8.6.10) id PAA14931 for sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu; Thu, 13 Apr 1995 15:35:16 +0300 Date: Thu, 13 Apr 1995 15:35:16 +0300 From: Ilya Ioslovich Message-Id: <199504131235.PAA14931@techunix.technion.ac.il> Subject: INFO-RUSS: An Eye-Opener in Gaza (fwd) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O This is forwarded from IRIS-list. -- Ilya Ioslovich ----------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 13 Apr 1995 11:09:42 +0100 Reply-To: iris@israel.nysernet.ORG Sender: owner-iris@israel.nysernet.ORG From: elbaum@dircon.co.uk (Jason and Leiah Elbaum) Subject: David Eliezrie: An Eye-Opener in Gaza The following op-ed by Rabbi David Eliezrie appeared this week in The Jerusalem Post. This article is reprinted with permission of The Jerusalem Post. Views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of IRIS or its staff. Jason and Leiah Elbaum IRIS ---- >From: The Jerusalem Post, April 11 1995 AN EYE-OPENER IN GAZA by DAVID ELIEZRIE (The writer, a rabbi in Yorba Linda, California, is currently visiting the country) DEATH missed me by a few moments on Sunday, when a bomb killed six people in the Gaza Strip. I had come to Israel for a few days. Having some free time, I headed south to visit old friends in Neveh Dekalim, a settlement in Gush Katif, not far from Kfar Darom. I was anticipating a pleasant afternoon of reminiscences, and maybe some sun at the local beach. The inspiration to visit Gaza had come from Meretz's Yossi Sarid. On Friday, he had called for the dismantling of Gaza settlements. I decided that, as a personal protest, I would visit my friends and give them some moral support. Arriving at the Kissufim military checkpoint at the entrance to the Strip, I asked for an escort. The officer in charge told me that the group of soldiers standing by was waiting to accompany the bus that was due to arrive at any moment. Suddenly, a local settler drove up and offered to guide me into the Strip. Following him in my rented car, we turned left onto the main Gaza artery. The bus arrived minutes later, and turned right toward Kfar Darom. A suicide bomber was waiting for it. I drove on to Neveh Dekalim. After I had greeted my friends, we began to hear ambulance sirens. Slowly, news of the bombing trickled in. My friend's eight-year-old son remarked: "What a shame that the explosion has ruined your visit." I was taken aback by his matter-of-fact tone. Then I realized that, for him, death is very much a part of everyday life. His father killed a terrorist in the midst of an attack on their settlement last year. His grandfather fell on the Suez front just after the Six Day War. I DROVE back to the site of the tragedy, and spent many hours there. I witnessed the pandemonium, the pain and sorrow. Soldiers stood guard, bewildered at the knowledge that their friends lay dead and wounded. Most striking of all was the reaction of Arabs. Some hours after the bombing, buses began to be routed around the site, passing a military checkpoint just down the road. As the buses, filled with Arab passengers, went by, they shouted enthusiastically from the windows. They held up fingers in a V sign. Not 100 meters from the bus filled with death, local Arabs gathered behind a fence celebrating. The day of the bombing, the prime minister reiterated the government line, that there are two kinds of Palestinians: the extremists who want to "derail" the peace process, and the others, who want to turn over a new page in relations with Israel. For those of us who stood at that scene of death and injury, there was only one kind of Arab, the kind that turned a day of murder into a festival. This reaction poses a serious question about peace with the Palestinians. It isn't just the PLO's failure to control terrorism, or the mini-police state that has been created in Gaza and Jericho. Nor is it Yasser Arafat's terrorist background. The real question is: Are the Palestinians seriously ready for peace? Have they abandoned their old agenda, or have they just changed their tactics? Is their step-by-step plan as firm as ever, with Gaza and Jericho first, then the rest of the West Bank serving as a springboard for further confrontation with Israel? Had the reaction of the Arabs I saw in Gaza on Sunday been one of regret and sorrow, I might have thought that we have entered a new era. But the open joy on their faces told me otherwise. It told me that Arab tactics may have changed, but their goals remain the same. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Apr 14 15:19:07 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04639; Fri, 14 Apr 95 15:18:57 -0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa15560; 14 Apr 95 23:13 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Fri, 14 Apr 1995 23:06:49 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Fri, 14 Apr 1995 23:06:49 +0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sekretnaja instrukcija OViRa i chechenskie deti Status: O Sekretnaja instrukcija OViRa i chechenskie deti Hi folks! 14/04/1995 Groznenskij pedagog Tamara Alieva s gruppoj detej iz ee eksperimental'noj shkoly poluchila priglashenie provesti leto v shkole-internate v Severnoj Anglii. Tak kak shkola razrushena, oni vse vremenno obosnovalis' v Moskve. Moskovskij OViR otkazal im v razreshenii na vyezd, otsylaja k (nesuschestvujuschemu) Groznenskomu OViRU. V rjade instancij (vkljuchaja OViR Ingushetii) uchitel'nice neoficial'no ob'jasnili, chto suschestvuet sekretnaja instrukcija za podpis'ju Erina i Stepashina, zapreschajuschaja vydachu vyezdnyh dokumentov "grazhdanam chechenskoj nacional'nosti". Eto soobschenie nashlo neozhidannoe podtverzhdenie. Posle zaprosa deputata Anatolija Shabada sluzhba obschestvennyh svjazej MVD dala nakonec pis'mennyj otvet: pasport uchitel'nice M.V.Suvorovoj (russkoj) budet vydan Moskovskim OViRom, a vopros o vyezde detej (vse oni chechency) "mozhet byt' reshen tol'ko neposredstvenno v ministerstve". Tretij den' prodolzhaetsja ozhestochennyj boj za Bamut - poslednij oplot Soprotivlenija na zapade Chechni. Iz razrushennyh Samashek i Sernovodska mozhno slyshat' kanonadu i videt' desjatki vertoletov, shturmujuschih Bamut. TV pokazalo propagandistskij fil'm (aeros'emki), demonstrirujuschij, chto Samashki ne unichtozheny. V to zhe vremja segodnja zhurnalisty ocenivajut kolichestvo unichtozhennyh domov v 50%. Segodnja bol'shaja tolpa ucelevshih zhitelej sela stojala na postu MVD ves' den', chtoby vstretit'sja s deputatom S.Govoruhinym. V eto zhe vremja Govoruhin zhdal ih, okruzhennyj generalami i polkovnikami MVD, na drugom postu. Vstrecha tak i ne sostojalas'. Sovet Federacii nakonec posledoval za Dumoj i napravil v Konstitucionnyj sud zapros o zakonnosti ukazov prezidenta i postanovlenija pravitel'stva po Chechne. Sergej Kovalev zajavil, chto vozrastanie zhestokosti operacii v Chechne svjazano s ozhidaemym pribytiem v Rossiju na torzhestva pobedy druga Billa i prochej prezidentsko-prem'erskoj bratii. Vash A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Apr 15 07:52:04 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from trefle.saclay.cea.fr by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11163; Sat, 15 Apr 95 07:52:02 -0400 Received: from oeillet.saclay.cea.fr by trefle.saclay.cea.fr (8.6.10/ CEANET-ROUTER-3.0) with ESMTP id NAA08035 for ; Sat, 15 Apr 1995 13:51:20 +0200 Received: from judith.saclay.cea.fr by oeillet.saclay.cea.fr (8.6.10/ CEANET-ROUTER-3.0) with SMTP id NAA21449 for ; Sat, 15 Apr 1995 13:53:28 +0200 Message-Id: <199504151153.NAA21449@oeillet.saclay.cea.fr> Received: by judith.saclay.cea.fr (1.37.109.4/CEANET.2.0.1) id AA07565; Sat, 15 Apr 95 13:52:42 +0100 From: Boris VELIKSON Subject: INFO-RUSS: Another letter to Mr Clinton To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (inforuss) Date: Sat, 15 Apr 95 13:52:42 WETDST" Cc: boris@judith.saclay.cea.fr Mailer: Elm [revision: 70.85] Status: O President Clinton White House Washington, DC Boris Velikson Section de Biophysique des proteines et des membranes DBCM Centre d'Etudes de Saclay 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex France e-mail: boris@deborah.saclay.cea.fr April 15, 1995 Mr President: Do you well realize the full impact of your decision to go to Moscow for the Victory celebration under current curcumstances? DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY WELL ENTER INTO HISTORY AS THE FIRST US PRESIDENT WHO CELEBRATED A VICTORY OVER FASCISM IN A COMPANY OF BUTCHERS? Have you asked yourself in what regard, apart from sheer numbers, what is happening now in Chechnya is different from what Germans did some 50 years ago? Or do you think that it is more moral to kill only 20 thousand people than several million? You know, Germans, too, started with smaller figures as well. Or is it less bad to exterminate Chechens than Jews (incidentally, I am of Jewish descent)? Or, maybe, you just think the information about Russian atrocities is exaggerated - the way the US government before WW2 was not officially aware that Germans were exterminating Jews? Are you going to shake hands with Yeltsin, and will you succeed in not being sick thereafter? And the final question: do you well realize that if you, along with other Western participants, did not ask Yeltsin to solve the Chechen problem by May 9, several thousand human beings would have at least a chance of staying alive? Sincerely, Boris Velikson, US citizen From online@eastview.com Sat Apr 15 11:16 EDT 1995 Received: from mirage.skypoint.com by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29519; Sat, 15 Apr 95 11:16:34 -0400 Received: from pm1-6.skypoint.net by skypoint.com with smtp (Smail3.1.28.1 #6) id m0s09Z5-0001g1C; Sat, 15 Apr 95 10:15 CDT Message-Id: Date: Sat, 15 Apr 95 10:15 CDT X-Sender: vlast@mirage.skypoint.com Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: online@eastview.com (EVNet) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Leaders and Rifles on 9 May Status: O SUBJ: Special Services To Protect Leaders From Army on 9 May SOURCE: Moscow NEZAVISIMAYA GAZETA in Russian 15 Apr 95 p 1 //((Report by Igor Korotchenko under the "9 May" rubric: "Participants in the Military Parade Will Be Supervised by Special Services. Everything Is Being Done To Exclude the Possibility of Any Attempts on the Lives of Russian Federation Leaders")) ((Translated Text)) The considerable rise in the number of those who are unhappy with the president's and the government's policy among Russian Army officers and generals is now compelling the authorities to pay close attention to the problems of providing security during the military parade in Moscow in commemoration of 50th anniversary of Victory. As is known, the parade will be held on Poklonnaya Hill, with the participation of students of military academies, troops of the Moscow Military District (MMD), and several joint units from the Armed Forces' various branches of service. In addition to marching servicemen, it is planned to display armored military equipment, while combat planes of MMD Air Forces will be flying low in the sky over Kutuzovskiy Avenue. This will be the first military parade where the president will be present as the supreme commander of Russia's Armed Forces. Unlike in Red Square, however -- where, on the morning of 9 May, Boris Yeltsin will watch war veterans marching in columns -- everything linked with the events on Poklonnaya Hill will be closely supervised by the special services -- the Main Protection Directorate (GUO), the Presidential Security Service (SBP), the FSB, and the MVD. As world experience shows, in a situation of radical political changes and general instability, any direct contacts with a disgruntled army may sometimes cost state leaders their lives. The classic example is the assassination of Egypt's President Anwar as-Sadat by army conspirators at a military parade. Another example is Pakistan's President Zia ul-Haq, who was blown out of the sky in a Pakistani Air Force transport aircraft. On 9 May, a humiliated army will be marching in Kutuzovskiy Avenue -- one deprived of the tangible results of its victory by politicians: The Warsaw Treaty and the Soviet Union no longer exist; one of the mightiest military machines in the world has been completely demolished; and Russia is on the verge of military and political isolation, with NATO planning to build a new "cordon sanitaire" along its borders. The army's top leadership is pervaded by corruption, while officers have become poverty-stricken. The troops have been withdrawn from the Near Abroad in an unprecedentedly short time, under local nationalists' slogans: "Suitcase -- Railway Station -- Russia." It is easy to guess, therefore, what the army's feelings are toward those who will be standing on the reviewing stand during the parade. Probably for that reason, work to prevent possible outrages has started already. At this stage, the FSB's Military Counterintelligence Directorate is studying the sentiments of participants in the parade in order to detect unreliable persons as well as potential plotters. All of them -- under specious excuses -- will be barred from participating in the festivities. Immediately before 9 May, military counterintelligence officers, together with GUO staffers, will inspect every armored vehicle to make sure that there is no ammunition, grenade throwers, or automatic small arms. All prominent army leaders, who have shown themselves not very loyal to the president, will be under close supervision. On the parade day, the area around the site will be surrounded by presidential special services officers -- in paired details -- in civilian clothes. The "Alpha" antiterrorist group will be on the alert, with its snipers located on the roofs of buildings on Kutuzovskiy Avenue and in the museum complex. On 8 and 9 May, all military aircraft flights -- except for those participating in the air show -- will be banned within the Moscow air zone. Any planes violating this ban will be forced to land or will be shot down by MMD Air Defense fighters. Everything will be done to exclude the possibility of an attempt on the lives of Russia's political leadership. SOURCE: Moscow MOSKOVSKIY KOMSOMOLETS in Russian 15 Apr 95 p 1 //((Unattributed report under the "Stop the Presses!" rubric: "Snipers >From Foreign Special Services Have Started Making Themselves at Home on Moscow Roofs")) ((Translated Text)) Starting next week Moscow will be in for an influx of snipers, demolition experts, and specialists in short-range firefights from the world's best special-purpose units. Throughout the end of April and the beginning of May, downtown Moscow will host joint exercises by Russian and foreign special services. On our part, the exercises will involve the Special Operations Directorate of the Federal Security Service ((FSB)), the Presidential Security Service's ((SBP)) Armed Protection Center, and the "Alfa" special-purpose unit of the Russian Federation Main Protection Directorate ((GUO)). Foreign special services will send to Moscow such special-purpose units as Germany's GSG-9, "Black Cat" of the U.S. Treasury Department's Secret Service, the U.S. Defense Department's "Delta" force, and MOSSAD's special anti-terrorist unit. The Russian and foreign special services will practice joint anti-terrorist operations on the eve of the Moscow visits by government delegations to attend ceremonial festivities on Victory Day's 50th anniversary. Even at this stage, special-purpose units of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Russian special services are holding training sessions on Poklonnaya Hill. Foreign bodyguards and our Chekists are checking out attics, roofs, and underground tunnels. Stands built on Poklonnaya Hill for the festivities are guarded 24 hours a day not only by the police, but also by the special services. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Apr 16 14:04:24 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18712; Sun, 16 Apr 95 14:04:21 -0400 Message-Id: <9504161804.AA18712@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sun, 16 Apr 95 14:04:20 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS : Alik Suhanov -- INFO-RUSS guest! Status: O Dear IR-folks, This is about Alik Suhanov. No need for me to introduce him to you; his reports about events in Chechnya first appeared here, on info-russ, starting from the end of December; since then more than 50 of them has been broadcasted by me. All of them were full of facts; but what makes them unique and close to the hart of many of us here is a sharp vision of a well-informed and honest man; a passion of a decent person who cannot stand any kind of bustards. But above all it was a hard and selfless work on his part. Any good work got to be rewarded (wishful thinking on my part, ha?:-). Especially when there are so many subscribers who read his reports and are grateful for what he is doing. For quite a while I contemplated what we can do for him. Aside from an e-mail medal:-), the idea I came up with was to bring him here, to the US, for a visit, with his trip paid by us, subscribers. He will be visiting the cities and places he wish, staying in each place as a guest of his grateful fans. I asked him about the idea, and he said he would be happy to accept our offer if it comes through. The expected period of his visit -- Summer'95 (most likely June or July). I see three major things to be done here: (i) Money (tickets Russia-US-Russia + domestic flights; + his expenses) (ii) Housing and meals (provides by his hosts) (iii) Visa in American Embassy in Moscow (i) Money. The tickets (all together) may cost from $1000 to $2000 (the most conservative estimate). I would suggest that the amount we need to collect is about $3000 (with whatever is left from the tickets and operational expenses, to be transferred to A. Suhanov for his personal expenses). My suggestion is that those of you (and ONLY those) who like what he is doing for us as a community, send checks to the account specified below. I suggest a $10 contribution as a minimum; however if you want to contribute, but if your personal circumstances are a bit tight at the moment, please feel free to send any amount you think is OK with you. Every dollar of your contribution counts! And if you feel you can fork aside more than $10, this can only be appreciated. Collective contributions (as well as those from nonsubscribers) are welcome too. Folks, please try to get your checks in as SOON as possible -- and most desirably -- not later than May 1. We'll need to proceed with ticket booking, should do it in advance. (Well, it doesn't mean that if we get your check later, we wouldn't know what to do with it. It certainly will be used toward the same purpose.) And folks, in no way do I want you to regard this as a charity as far as A. Suhanov is concerned! Any work got to be rewarded, especially if it is as good as his. If the collected amount is below $2000, we may offer A. Suhanov to feel free to either come here or take the collected contributions without making the trip. Otherwise, he can use all the money (if any) left after purchasing the tickets and all the related operation expenses (which are not expected to be significant). If by any miracle (:-) the total collected amount exceeds $3500, we can use whatever remains above $3500, as a trust, with trustees being A. Suhanov and me, and with the purpose for these remaining money to be spent only in ex-USSR for charities suggested by A. Suhanov (example: childrens who became orphans as result of Chechen war). We (Alexander Kaplan, Jacob Khurgin and Lucy Lins) have already opened the account for unincorporated non-business association "INFO-RUSS". We have made the first contributions. Maxim Poliashenko who will be one of the coordinators (see below) made his pledge too. Your turn, folks:-). ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Where your checks should be sent to and to whom they should be payable to? The address on your envelope should be: First National Bank of Maryland Johns Hopkins Office 34th and N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218, USA On the front of your check, in the line "Pay to the order of" write INFO-RUSS, Acc. # 52716692 (and don't forget to put a sum in $:-) On the back of the check write: For deposit only. INFO-RUSS, Acc. # 52716692 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Be aware please that this is the most convenient way for us (no need to process all the checks); also your names remains unknown to us. If however you wish to make sure that your contribution is noticed:-), feel free to send the check to me or Yasha Khurgin personally (see the address below) with the same "Pay to the order of INFO-RUSS, Acc. # 52716692" text on the check. Now, the folks OUTSIDE the United States. If you wish to contribute (and you are most welcome to), the news are a bit less nicer for you. Bank people told me that they will charge $7.50 for the currency conversion service. So if you see that your contribution would not suffer substantially from this charge, please go ahead with it. Or, even better, a few of you in your God-forsaken (:-) place can bundle your contributions together into one check and send it in (either directly to bank or to me). If there are only few of you in your geo-location (say, as in Japan), you can get in touch with each other directly, not through info-russ broadcast (find the respective addresses in geo-sections in the INFO-RUSS list or ask me for it). Anybody who volunteer to collect the contributions in (i) Canada, (ii) Europe, or (iii) Israel please free to broadcast your announcement on INFO-RUSS. Jacob Khurgin is planning to regularly report on the state of the INFO-RUSS account. His e-mail: . Once the amount sufficient for the ticket is collected, Jacob Khurgin and I will transfer it to the visit coordinators (see below), and later on pass the remaining accumulated money on to them (to be transferred to Suhanov) or directly to Suhanov when he arrives in the US. (ii) Housing and meals. Hope this will be our least problem. Dear subscribers, those of you who want to have Alik Suhanov as a guest at your house, please get in touch with the visit coordinators: Vladimir Shander (a personal friend of A.S.) Maxim Poliashenko (your fellow subscriber) . Once you get in touch with them, they will give you their telephone numbers. They both are willing to coordinate the entire visit of Alik Suhanov, including purchasing his tickets, collecting offers about his housing, calling all of you to line up his schedule, staying in touch with all the people involved, etc. This is a tough job, so try to be nice to them:-). (iii) Visa in American Embassy in Moscow. I heard that it is not easy these days to get a visiting visa to the USA in American Embassy in Moscow. I would greatly appreciate it if anybody on our list who has anything to do with the Dept. of State (or has a good connection in that place) get in touch with me on the subject. We need your help in getting a visiting visa for Suhanov. OK, that is it for now. I am looking forward to having Alik Suhanov as our guest. My best, folks. --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator Alexander E. Kaplan Tel: (410) 516-7018 Dept. of Electr. & Comp. Eng. Home: (410) 366-3056 The Johns Hopkins University Fax: (410) 516-5566 3400 N. Charles St. E-mail: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu Baltimore, MD 21218, USA also : sasha@ecn.purdue.edu ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Once again: send your check to: First National Bank of Maryland, Johns Hopkins Office 34th and N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, USA On the front of your check, in the line "Pay to the order of" write INFO-RUSS, Acc. # 52716692 On the back of the check write: For deposit only. INFO-RUSS, Acc. # 52716692 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Apr 17 12:22:49 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail02.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25857; Mon, 17 Apr 95 12:22:48 -0400 Received: by mail02.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA169325767; Mon, 17 Apr 1995 12:22:47 -0400 Date: Mon, 17 Apr 1995 12:22:47 -0400 From: NGrinberg@aol.com Message-Id: <950417122245_85938243@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Language Camp Status: O A group of parents in New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area is looking for talented children ages 6-11 to go with our children to a very small private summer camp in upstate New York this summer. Most of our children were born in Russian speaking families in the US or brought here from the former Soviet Union. All of the children speak Russian and English. (This is the same group of children often written about by their teacher Mila Lysiak in "Novoye Russkoe Slovo"). Activities in the camp will include: Musical theather, dancing, singing, gitar lessons, Russian language, swimming, and other sport activities. (All of the activities are conducted in Russian). The duration of the stay is either 2 or 4 weeks. If you are interested, please contact me at: NGrinberg@aol.com Thank you very much. Natasha From burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Tue Apr 18 01:18 EDT 1995 Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23075; Tue, 18 Apr 95 01:18:34 -0400 Date: Tue, 18 Apr 95 00:25:24 EDT From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA23289; Tue, 18 Apr 95 00:25:24 EDT Message-Id: <9504180425.AA23289@lassp.cornell.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: O ------------------------- From: IN%"andr@mig.phys.msu.su" "Andrei Andrianov" 17-APR-1995 06:11:56.35 VESENNIE ZARISOVKI Itak, v Moskve vesna i solnyshko svetit. Estestvennoe jelanie - podvesti itogi zimy. Gorod neojidanno prilichno vygliadit: ulicy hudo-bedno podmeteny, asfal't bolee-menee polojen, fonari goriat, avtobusy hodiat, morojenym torguiut (i nashim, i importnym), gazony sobiraiutsia zazelenet'. Bol'shuiu chast' avtobusnyh ostanovok uje zamenili na kvazi-evropeiskie: vse iz sebia prozrachnye, s plastikovoi kryshei i podsvechennoi stenkoi dlia reklamy. Kajdoe utro ih moiut. Beshenyi rascvet stroitel'stva v centre: glavnyi priznak respektabel'nosti firmy - ofis vnutri Sadovogo Kol'ca. Poetomu seichas uje, pojalui, chetvert' zdanii v centre zaniata pod ofisy. Primety: pokrashennyi fasad, chistye okna, latunnaia tablichka i daje inogda kovrik u vhoda. Bolee ser'eznye firmy vozvodiat sebe novye kirpichnye osobniaki, prichem, skajem, po Sivcevu Vrajku ih v nastoiashii moment stroitsia dva (ili daje tri). Infliaciiu, pohoje, dobivaiut: seichas ona gde-to 9% / mesiac i iavno sobiraetsia padat'. Pravitel'stvo nastroeno reshitel'no i imeet neplohie shansy. Ob'iavilis' inostrancy, priezjaiushie v Moskvu na zarabotki: anglichanka - prepodavatel' angliiskogo poluchaet $20/chas; raza v dva bol'she, chem v rodnoi Anglii. Privychnyi sovetskii uroven' jizni stoit gde-to $70 / cheloveka / mesiac (rezul'tat oprosa znakomyh). Dollar po pokupatel'noi sposobnosti uje nije byvshego sovetskogo rublia: baton hleba - 30 centov, jeton v metro - 12 c, paket moloka - 60 c, benzin - 25 c/litr, konfety "Mishka" - $5/kg. Vopros o dohodah temen. Real'no zarplatoi, "za kotoruiu nujno chto-to delat'", schitaetsia $300/mesiac - to est' za men'she nikto ne soglasitsia delat' real'nuiu rabotu. (V sovetskoe vremia tak vosprinimalsia zarabotok 25 rub/den' - standart shabashek, stroiotriadov i t.p.) S drugoi storony, mnogie imeiut zarplatu 150 000 rub = $30/mes. S tret'ei storony, vse oni kak-to podrabatyvaiut - kto-to real'noi rabotoi (sm. vyshe), a bol'shinstvo melkoi torgovlei. V obshem, nichego poniat' nel'zia - no s golodu iavno nikto umirat' ne sobiraetsia. Studencheskaia stipendiia 20 000 rub = $4/mes. No comments. Znakomyi: "Konechno, $300/mesiac, kotorye ia poluchaiu seichas v Moskve - eto zametno bol'she, chem te $2000/mes, kotorye ia poluchal v Evrope." Zakomye iskali programmista na eti samye $300/mes. Ia obzvonil neskol'kih priiatelei s VMK - okazalos', chto vse oni uje poluchaiut $500-700 (v osnovom rabotaiut programmistami je, no v bankah). No vse je kogo-to oni v konce koncov nashli. Knijnye prilavki - strashno podhodit': mojno istratit' liuboe kolichestvo deneg v polchasa. Klassika, "Lit.pamiatniki", "Pamiatniki istor. mysli", poeziia, proza, detskaia - na kajdom uglu, ne govoria o detektivah i fantastike. Pravda, poligrafiia obychno parshivaia (slepoi ofset, seraia bumaga), a kolichestvo opechatok - neprilichnoe. No eto uje pridirki. I ceny bojeskie: hard-cover stoit $2-3. Razvelos' mnogo sovsem uj elitnyh knijnyh magazinchikov: religiia, filosofiia, filologiia, istoriia etc. Iz tolstyh jurnalov osmyslennyi odin: "Znamia" (G.Baklanov). V kajdom nomere - 2-3 horoshie veshi. TV - na prejnei vysote: 2-3 horoshih fil'ma v nedeliu. V poslednee vremia narod traviat Vudi Allenom cherez den'. Dialog u knijnogo prilavka: - ... Nabokova i Brodskogo s bazara ponesut. - Da. A predydushaia strochka doljna byt': "... Kogda milordy glupye..." Eto vse v plius. Teper' v minus. Razvelos' bezumnoe kolichestvo bomjei. To est' nebrityi voniuchii starik v dranom pal'to s dvumia sviazannymi sumkami cherez plecho - normal'naia detal' peizaja v metro i na ulice. V bol'shinstve sluchaev eto liudi, u kotoryh kommersanty otkupili za groshi kvartiru, a to i prosto vyperli. Kak ni stranno, ulichnaia prestupnost' ne ochen' strashna. Prichina prosta: boesposobnye rebiata po ulicam ne hodiat, oni raz'ezjaiut na kraislerovskih djipah i "Mersedesah". Poetomu prostomu cheloveku s nimi stolknut'sia slojno. No esli doshlo do draki - mogut ubit' prosto tak. Ogranichitelei net, uroniat i zab'iut nogami. Esli ih (chto maloveroiatno) poimaiut - udiviatsia: "Nu da, pobili tut odnnogo, a chego takogo?" Na ulicah, odnako, ne streliaiut - v smysle streliaiut redko i tol'ko "v svoih". Veroiatnost' popast' pod puliu mirnomu jitel'iu prenebrejimo mala. Voorujennye ogrableniia - toje nechto nebyvaloe: esli uj u tebia est' pistolet, zanimat'sia otbiraniem zarplat u mirnyh grajdan nerentabel'no; mojno naiti emu gorazdo luchshee primenenie. Liubimoe razvlechenie podmoskovnyh podrostkov - kidat' kamniami v stekla elektrichek: ochen' krasivo razletaiutsia. Jel.-dor. nachal'stvo poobeshalo vskorosti postavit' bronirovannye stekla. S toi je jeleznoi dorogi voruiut kabeli, transformatory, rele, prichem zachastuiu iz cepei pod napriajeniem. Med' stoit $2/kg - vpolne prilichnye den'gi. Narodnyi promysel, ... ! Na ZIL-e s polnoi nagruzkoi rabotaet odno podrazdelenie: proizvodstvo limuzinov-chlenovozov (30 shtuk/god). Primerno polovina idet biznesmenam: nadejnaia bronia i podveska dlia sovetskih dorog ("Bronia krepka etc.") Ostal'nye - nachal'nikam vseh mastei i narodov. Nu i, konechno, Chechnia. Sudia po vsemu, taktika seichas sleduiushaia: armiia podhodit k selu i govorit mestnym kvazi-mirnym jiteliam: "Libo vygonite sami banditov kak hotite - togda voobshe ne tronem, libo vyhodite iz sela i podojdite, poka my ego razdolbaem vmeste s banditami. Esli kto ne vyshel - my ne vinovaty." Pri etom deistvitel'no est' vozmojnost' vyiti i uiti v gory. Kak by vse dovol'ny: bandity ushli celymi, selo ne postradalo, a voennye raportuiut o vziatii ocherednogo naselennogo punkta bez poter'. No v nekotoryh mestah vse je dohodilo do ser'eznyh boev. S boem vziat Gudermes. Etot punkt vajnee Groznogo, potomu chto eto uzlovaia stanciia na edinstvennoi jeleznoi doroge Rossia-Dagestan-Azerbaidjan. Kak by strategicheskie zadachi na etom konchilis', ostalis' takticheskie: otsech' dudaevcev ot Ingushetii (k zapadu) i ot Dagestana (k vostoku). Vtoroe nereal'no - nu kak perekroesh' Andiiskii hrebet! Pervoe - vpolne dostijimo, chem seichas i zanimaiutsia. Vopros tot je: chto dal'she? Shturmovat' gory - beznadejno. No mojno ot nih otgorodit'sia krepkoi stenkoi i ustanovit' na ravnine bolee-menee osmyslennyi rejim. Posmotrim... Zamechanie: v nastoiashee vremia armiia chlena NATO Turcii zanimaetsia "likvidaciei kurdskih terroristov" na territorii sosednego gosudarstva. Hot' by kto po etomu povodu vozmutilsia. Vidimo, ex-USSR vse je vosprinimaetsia kak evropeiskoe gosudarstvo i poetomu obiazan sobliudat' te je prilichiia, chto i, skajem, Franciia. A vot aziatskaia (i drujestvennaia) Turciia vol'na razbirat'sia so svoimi i ne svoimi kurdami liubymi sredstvami. Eto tak, k slovu. "Izvestiia" obvinili nachal'nika Antimonopol'nogo Komiteta (t.e. federal'nogo ministra) v tom, chto u nego: kraine somnitel'nyi diplom o vysshem obrazovanii, lipovyi voennyi bilet i lipovaia trudovaia knijka. No comments. Antimonopol'nyi Komitet zanimaetsia sostavleniem spiskov predpriiatii-monopolistov, ustanovleniem im povyshennyh nalogov i ogranichenii rentabel'nosti. "Novosti" 4-go kanala periodicheski daiut ekspertnye ocenki vliiatel'nosti rossiskih politikov. Tret'e-chetvertoe mesto v spiske prochno derjit nachal'nik lichnoi ohrany Elkina general Korjakov. Spikery Dumy i Senata - nije. No comments. Na pervom meste - prem'er Chernomyrdin, na chetvertom-piatom - mer Moskvy Lujkov. (Prezidenta oni v spisok iz vejlivosti ne vkliuchaiut.) Opros: bezogovorochno doveriaiut prezidentu 6% oproshennyh, bolee-menee - eshe 10%. No comments. V oproverjenie obvinenii v otsutstvii svobody slova: VSE bez iskliucheniia - vkliuchaia pravitel'stvennyi - kanaly TV bezogovo- rochno osudili chechenskuiu voinu. Poziciiu vlastei iz mass-media ne zashishal NIKTO. Prichina ochen' prosta: vlasti ne davali presse nikakoi informacii o proishodiashem i ne puskali ih v voiska. Estestvenno, pressa obidelas'. V to je vremia umnyi Dudaev ustanovil dlia pressy maksimal'no dobrojelatel'nyi rejim. V rezul'tate VSE reportaji shli iskliuchitel'no s dudaevskoi storony - s sootvetstvuiushei okraskoi. Po TV byl ocharovatel'nyi "kruglyi stol" liberal'nyh jurna- listov, osnovnaia ideia kotorogo: "My uje mesiac govorim vo vseuslyshanie pravdu o chechenskoi voine - i hot' by kakoi-nibud' ot etogo rezul'tat!" Svoboda slova nalico: publikuite chto hotite - nikogo eto ne volnuet. So vsemi tremia Pashami! A.A. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 18 16:25:41 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03603; Tue, 18 Apr 95 16:25:39 -0400 Message-Id: <9504182025.AA03603@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Tue, 18 Apr 95 16:25:39 EDT Subject: INFO-RUSS: vse vzreveli kak medvedi... To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Dear folks, Sorry for popping up again a bit too soon. Something happened yesterday that left me awestruck. As you've noticed, somebody (well, actually Vladimir Strezhnev, , or , of East View Publications, Inc.), broadcasting from , has used entire info-russ list for pirate commercial posting. (He asked me to subscribe him to info-russ a few days ago, and as I do with ANY other new subscriber, I've sent him IR-rules and the full list of subscribers. As you all know, both of them have explicit warning against commercial and any other unauthorized uses of the list. He cut off the names and used the list of addresses for his product promotion posting, bypassing my moderated broadcasting.) He did it yesterday morning; and in the late evening I've got a msg from one of our subcribers from Australia drawing my attention to that little commercial piracy. Around 10 pm I wrote a msg to Vladimir Strezhnev, asking him to immediately stop his pirate broadcasting. I also sent a copy of that msg to my Australian correspondent, and to one more subscriber, whom V. Strezhnev referred to as his close friend (and whom I know and highly respect) when he got in touch with me. And that was it; I sent that msg to nobody else. In that msgs of mine, I've said, in particular, "You do understand that there are laws against such a practice, as well as efficient ways by which 1100 users can protect themselves without even using any laws from such a violation of their privacy." I also said that "I hope that what happened was due to some misunderstanding or his part" and if this is really so, I want him to "(i) immediately UNSUBSCRIBE all the addresses you illegally put on your distribution list and NEVER use them again. (ii) send brief apology to info-russ list" OK, this is sort of prelude, and sure I was not awestruck with such an event. It happened before, it may happen in the future. What I was awestruck with, was that without ANYBODY orchestrating what happened next (and curtainly without ME coordinating it), you guys "vse vzreveli kak medvedi" and, by sending hundreds protesting msgs to the pirate broadcaster, essentially shut him down! This was an amazing internet effect: the list protected itself! Now, within 1.5 hours after receiving my msg, he sent to all of you whom he put on his list pirated from info-russ, a tragic msg, a dramatic mix of cries, breast-beating, silly accusations, and promises to never do it again. Poor fella by coincidence thought that this wave of "people's wrath" was organized! (by the coordinator naturally, sigh.) Gosh, guys, that was what stroke me -- your so sudden, swift -- and so in-unison reaction... It was almost like the first thunderstorm in the spring -- the skies suddenly brake in two pieces and the lighting strikes right in between... Certainly, I am not too sorry for the guy. He brought this on himself; he was warned not to use the list in any illegal ways, but he thought he is free to do whatever fits him. But then again, I am not calling for extra vengeance; the guy got more then he was bargaining for; he got punished enough. And we have so many other things to do, really useful and exciting, like bringing Alik Suhanov in; it is pity to be distracted from that. But I feel I learned a few lessons from what happened. (i) A strong humbling lesson: no, this group of people is not your mundane sovok-herd (:-); without any "guidance" and conferring they know damn well what they want and what they don't. (ii) By the same token, I felt that well, what is routinely going on on this list, is not as bad as one may think:-); otherwise, you guys, would've simply screwed my head off; I saw by now that you can:-). (iii) That my regular statement "No commercial (or unrelated to this list main activities) use of this list is allowed" is becoming much more of a warning of potential danger to the faulty party (sort of "beware of angry dogs":-), rather then a self-protective device. (iv) That the decapitating virus, distributed by "obscure underground compu-network info-russ" (see the posting on April 1 by Nigruhk with I guess, a little help of that lousy Nalpak:-), got already spread from Greece to the American shores...:-) My very best, --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Apr 19 02:12:11 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from casbah.acns.nwu.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09712; Wed, 19 Apr 95 02:12:09 -0400 Received: by casbah.acns.nwu.edu (1.37.109.16/20.3) id AA108351921; Wed, 19 Apr 1995 01:12:01 -0500 From: dima@casbah.acns.nwu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: help To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 19 Apr 1995 01:12:01 -0500 (CDT) Content-Type: text Status: O Hi, I am writing on behalf of my friends who are badly troubled by a week-long silence of their friend. His name is FRED CUNY, and he is with (presumably) International Red Cross mission in Chechnya. He last contacted them on April 11 from Bamut. Well, you heard what happened there lately... Slim chance, though - if you heard anything about this person, please contact me. Many thanks, Dima (dima@casbah.acns.nwu.edu) From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Apr 19 15:49:23 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10835; Wed, 19 Apr 95 15:49:15 -0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa12178; 19 Apr 95 23:40 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Wed, 19 Apr 1995 23:20:17 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Wed, 19 Apr 1995 23:20:17 +0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Perestrojka okonchena. Perestrelka prodolzhajets'a. Status: O Perestrojka okonchena. Perestrelka prodolzhaetsja Hi folks! 19/04/1995 Po soobscheniju agentstva "Interfaks", Viktor Chernomyrdin v rechi na mezhdunarodnoj konferencii "Uroki 2 mirovoj vojny i znachenie pobedy nad fashizmom" ukazal na znachitel'nuju rol' I.V.Stalina v sovetskoj pobede. "Prinizit' rol' Stalina v pobede bylo by nespravedlivo i nechestno". Sniskal aplodismenty "veteranov". Itak, krug zamknulsja: ROVNO 10 LET NAZAD, NA PRAZDNOVANII 9/05/1985 Mihail Gorbachev pozvolil sebe pervuju (zavualirovannuju) kritiku Stalina, chto posluzhilo priznakom potreskivanija "vechnogo l'da". Tem vremenem v Chechne federal'nye vojska posle ozhestochennogo boja zanjali vchera vecherom Bamut, a segodnja k vecheru ostavili ego "iz-za sil'nogo obstrela s treh napravlenij". A ved' Bamut - eto esche ne gory, a blizhnee predgor'e. Pohozhe, komandovaniju ne udastsja sderzhat' obeschanie - "slomit' soprotivlenie dudaevcev" k slavnoj date 20 aprelja (dnju rozhdenija tov. A.A.Gitlera, kak ja ponimaju). Ne menee shumnaja (hotja _poka_ ne krovavaja bitva) razvernulas' segodnja v Dume. Predsedatel' "chechenskoj" komissii Govoruhin potreboval otdat' pod sud "za klevetu i oskorblenie gosudarstva" gadenyshej Kovaleva, Shabada i Ponomareva. Okazyvaetsja, te klevetnicheski uverjali, chto ubito okolo 200 mirnyh zhitelej, a na samom dele, kak on ubedilsja, ne bolee 30 - ostal'nye boeviki. "Pochuvstvujte raznicu" - kak prizyvaet reklama vodki "Smirnoff". V svoju ochered', Shabad i Ponomarev ob'javili svoi dannye tochnymi, no priznali druguju oshibku: preuvelichenie masshtabov razrushenija domov v rannih soobschenijah. Segodnja, kogda v selo uzhe stalo mozhno popadat', vidno, chto artilleriej i aviaciej sil'no razrusheny okrainy, v centre zhe mnogo domov sohranilos'. Sozhzhennye doma idut polosami: NEKOTORYE otrjady OMON szhigali doma na svoem puti ognemetami, OSTAL'NYE ne primenjali etogo boevogo priema (a, naprimer, kidali granaty v podvaly, ot chego dom ne razvalivaetsja). K, Sh i P ob'javili, chto dobrovol'no otkazhutsja ot immuniteta v sluchae vydvizhenija obvinenija v sude. Tut redkij sluchaj, kogda ISTINA MOZhET BYT' USTANOVLENA TOChNO: imejutsja otchety Mezhdunarodnogo i Rossijskogo Krasnogo Kresta. Soglasno im: - predstaviteli MKK i RKK byli dopuscheny v selo vpervye 13/04 (krome odnogo cheloveka, provezennogo cherez selo 11-go), to est' cherez ChETYRE dnja posle okonchanija operacii; - 200 ubityh byli podobrany na ulicah (Govoruhin vychel iz etoj cifry OFICIAL'NUJu cifru "unichtozheno 150-170 boevikov), no s 13/04 nachalos' vskrytie vremennyh mogil i perezahoranenie, i obschaja cifra pohoronennyh prevysila 360 chelovek (na segodnja); - pred'javleny rodstvennikami i eksgumirovany zhenskie i detskie trupy, postradavshie ot ognemetov; - otsutstvie v sele muzhchin ot 16 do 55 let podtverzhdaetsja. Kstati, Govoruhin sovershil v konce vystuplenija potrjasajuschij kul'bit: zajavil, chto prokuratura dolzhna rassledovat' fakty narushenija zakonov OMONom v sele, uzhe svobodnom ot boevikov. Takova nasha oppozicija: pravitel'stvo podozhdet svoej ocheredi, snachala nado perebit' drug druga. Tak derzhat'! Kto esche ne slyshal, uslysh'te: Kozyrev prizval k primeneniju voennoj sily dlja zaschity russkih za granicej, v tom chisle v Pribaltike. MID Estonii uzhe otvetil v tom smysle, chto operacija v Chechne zastavljaet otnosit'sja k etim slovam ser'eznee, chem k obychnym figljarstvam Kozyreva (tam byl diplomatichnyj sinonim, konechno). Segodnja na voenno-morskoj tusovke on povtoril eti zahody, upomjanuv k slovu "diplomatiju kanonerok". Vas tam ne pritesnjajut, rebjata? A to - Hajfu i New York zhdet sud'ba Groznogo, a? Alik From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Apr 19 16:01:04 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from arl-img-3.compuserve.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10871; Wed, 19 Apr 95 16:01:02 -0400 Received: by arl-img-3.compuserve.com (8.6.10/5.941228sam) id QAA24763; Wed, 19 Apr 1995 16:01:01 -0400 Date: 19 Apr 95 15:57:30 EDT From: Vladimir Shclover <74463.3374@compuserve.com> To: inforuss Subject: INFO-RUSS: position available Message-Id: <950419195730_74463.3374_EHH53-1@CompuServe.COM> Status: O Unix SA position available Braintree, MA Temporary - 4-5 months may be longer. rate: around $40 an hour Reply by E-mail 74463.3374@compuserve.com or call (617) 769-5006 Vladimir. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Apr 20 23:26:52 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18809; Thu, 20 Apr 95 23:26:50 -0400 Message-Id: <9504210326.AA18809@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Thu, 20 Apr 95 23:26:48 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: HELP Oklahoma Status: OS Dear folks, It is not in Lebanon, Israel, Olster, Chechnya or Japan now. It is in the USA, Oklahoma. Yesterday I sent a msg to our fellow-subscribers from Oklahoma City & vicinity (we have a few), asking them to cover what is happenning for us, but got no replies. (Except one, but he happened to know little.) The death toll is rising (46 right now, 12 kids), and can easily exceed one hundred. If anybody wish to help with anything (blood, food, money), the toll-free phone is 1-800-HELP-NOW 1-800-435-7669 --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Apr 21 05:02:11 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from jeflin.TJU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24523; Fri, 21 Apr 95 05:02:09 -0400 Received: from JEFLIN.TJU.EDU by JEFLIN.TJU.EDU with SMTP; Fri, 21 Apr 1995 4:55:29 -0400 (EDT) Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 04:55:27 +0200 (IST) From: Dmitry Gurevich/CGS 2001 Sender: Dmitry Gurevich/CGS 2001 Subject: INFO-RUSS: How to deal with voenkomat? To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=US-ASCII Status: O Hi, I am looking for advice from somebody who was recently dealing with voenkomat and draft waiver (otsrochka) in Russia. My voenkom claims that all they need is a document from my university registered in the Russian consulate here and that they have hundreds cases like mine. Is it true or is it just the way to find out where I am and get me in trouble? Please reply directly to me. Dmitry Gurevich gurevic1@jeflin.tju.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Apr 21 11:20:58 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from postman.harding.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24994; Fri, 21 Apr 95 11:20:55 -0400 Received: by postman.harding.edu (MX V4.1 VAX) id 85; Fri, 21 Apr 1995 10:21:16 CDT Sender: lcheath@harding.edu Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 10:18:30 CDT From: PRINCESS CARMIUS To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: <0098F359.B6EACDA0.85@postman.harding.edu> Subject: INFO-RUSS: Moscow contact Status: O Hey everyone! I am going to Russia this summer with a group here from the university. We will be arriving in Moscow and then catch a train down to Pyatigorsk (it's usually leaves at midnight). We are tentativly scheduled to arrive in Moscow on May 18th. In years past we have always had a reliable person meet us at the airport. They would pick our whole group up and then take us around Moscow. We usually need to pick up stuff in Moscow before we leave and they usually help us do this and also make sure we get on our train at the right time. Well, after last year, we can no longer use the services of the man who did it before. If there is anyone who could perform this service at a reasonable price or if you know of a group that could, please contact me via e-mail asap. Thank you very much!!!! **Carmen Heath From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Apr 21 13:41:28 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail.netmanage.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25184; Fri, 21 Apr 95 13:41:25 -0400 Received: from igore_lap.netmanage.com (igore-tr.netmanage.com) by mail.netmanage.com (5.0/SMI-SVR4) id AA00723; Fri, 21 Apr 1995 10:41:30 +0800 Date: Fri, 21 Apr 95 09:11:29 PDT From: Igor Eydelnant Sender: Igor Eydelnant Subject: INFO-RUSS: FW: looking for a tech writer, sf ba To: Info-Russ Status: O Hi folks, Forwarding one more job opp. ad. Igor 09:11:29 04/21/95 ---------------Original Message--------------- We are actively looking right now to hire a full time permanent writer... no contractors.. do you personally know anyone who might fit in? below is an ad we placed in a professional listing for writers: Senior Software Technical Writer: Small, dynamic, leading-edge Internet software company needs software writer with at least 5 years experience. Experience includes: PC Windows-based applications, networking, Word for Windows 6.0, Windows online help, RoboHelp, new writing a must. Must have experience creating manuals from outline to camera-ready copy. Must be fast-paced, self-reliant, proactive, cooperative, and flexible. if you know someone who fits above description and is *currently* living in Bay area..then give us their resume as soon as you can.. thanks paula ******************************************************** Home of Chameleon TCP/IP for Windows Paula White-Reddy Phone: (408)973-7171 NetManage Inc e-mail: paula@netmanage.com 10725 DeAnza Blvd. FAX: (408)973-8272 Cupertino, CA ******************************************************** ----------End of Original Message---------- From BURKOV@macc.wisc.edu Sat Apr 22 10:01 EDT 1995 Received: from vms2.macc.wisc.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01969; Sat, 22 Apr 95 10:01:35 -0400 Received: from VMSmail by vms2.macc.wisc.edu; Sat, 22 Apr 95 09:01 CDT Message-Id: <25042209013225@vms2.macc.wisc.edu> Date: Sat, 22 Apr 95 09:01 CDT From: Sergei Burkov Subject: INFO-RUSS: pedaling pedals To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O ------------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: need big-boys connection Dear IR-friends, Recently, we started a new small, PhysTech staffed and owned company founded by two emigrees from Russia. It is an US-based company manufacturing innovative computer accesory, namely, foot pedals for PC. We are seeking business connections in computer industry. We would be interested to hear from PhysTech alumni, graduates of 2 shkola and other math schools, as well as other members of diaspora around the globe. If you are interested, please send us a msg. We are especially interested to hear from the people who can help us to make connections with "big boys", i. e. well established big software and hardware corporations who might be interested in bundling our product with their own. (We do understand that the situation has to be beneficial to all the paries involved.) We would also appreciate a good advice on how to bring the device to the attention of those who may need it (i.e. disabled and carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers). If you know about newsgroups, home pages, paper publications or professional societies relevant to: repetitive strain injury, computer workplace ergonomics, artritis, computers & disabilities as well as other applications that may come across your mind please let us know. Those interested in details, can look into an article in The New York Times (02/26: DRIVING A COMPUTER LIKE A CAR), or talk to me directly. Sergei Burkov, Ph.D., Director of Technology *********************************************************** Bilbo Innovations, Inc. phone: (608) 233-6121; (800) 203-0092 E-mail: SBB@BILBO.BOY.COM *********************************************************** From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Apr 22 20:44:33 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02907; Sat, 22 Apr 95 20:44:31 -0400 Message-Id: <9504230044.AA02907@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sat, 22 Apr 95 20:44:30 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS : help Oklahoma: update Status: O Dear IR-folks, This is to update the list of organizations accepting donations for victims of the Oklahoma City bombing: The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund: P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013 Credit card donations can be made by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW or 1-800-842-2200 The B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund: 1640 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 Church World Service: Attention: Oklahoma City Explosion Response, P.O. Box 968 Account OC-2, Elkhart, Ind. 46515 Credit card donations: 1-800-762-0968 Feed the Children: Call (405)942-0228 or 1-800-741-1441 Salvation Army: P. O. Box 25516, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73125 or call (405)270-7800 (Associated Press via Baltimore Sun) ------------------------------------------ --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Apr 23 11:16:18 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from pucc.Princeton.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09450; Sun, 23 Apr 95 11:16:16 -0400 Received: from PUCC.PRINCETON.EDU by pucc.PRINCETON.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 7630; Sun, 23 Apr 95 11:15:59 EDT Received: from CMSUVMB.CMSU.EDU (NJE origin MAILER@CMSUVMB) by PUCC.PRINCETON.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 9009; Sun, 23 Apr 1995 11:16:00 -0400 Received: from CMSUVMB (ID0410) by CMSUVMB.CMSU.EDU (Mailer R2.10 ptf000) with BSMTP id 9094; Sun, 23 Apr 95 10:15:04 CST Date: Sun, 23 Apr 95 10:05:18 CST From: Igor Dybal Subject: INFO-RUSS: Macintosh Power Adaptors & phone jacks To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: <950423.101503.CST.ID0410@CMSUVMB> Status: O Dear Netters: Can someone tell me if my Macintosh PowerBook 150 will be able to work in Russia using just regular 127V/220V adaptor? What are the things to look out for while converting 220V current to Macintosh specs? Can I buy a reliable power adaptor that would not fail me in two days? Where? What kind of hardware/ software problems can I encounter with my PB while converting to Mac specs? How about a portable printer? Second ? is adaptibility to Russian phone jacks. Can I buy a Russian phone jack adaptor? The above-mentioned ??? apply to this ? as well. Is there a Mac dealer in Russia? Thanx for your input. Igor Dybal id0410@cmsuvmb.bitnet P.S. Pls, respond to me individually. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Apr 23 22:59:00 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from CGL.BU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10345; Sun, 23 Apr 95 22:58:58 -0400 Received: by cgl.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id WAA13250; Sun, 23 Apr 1995 22:58:51 -0400 From: simon1@cgl.bu.edu (Simon Streltsov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: seeking for Alexander MOISSEIF (fwd) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 23 Apr 1995 22:58:50 -0400 (EDT) Content-Type: text Status: O > From DvorahSV@aol.com Sun Apr 23 22:49:50 1995 > From: DvorahSV@aol.com > Date: Sun, 23 Apr 1995 22:49:18 -0400 > Seeking contact/e-mail/location info on ALEXANDER "Sasha" MOISSEIFF (alt. > spellings of MOISEEV, MOYSEEV, MOSEYEV, etc), a Jewish man who attended > University of Moscow in 1970s, may have emigrated to USA, possibly now > teaching at a university or working in research. Ever heard of him? > ANY LEADS appreciated!!! > Please e-mail direct to DvorahSV@aol.com. > Thanks! > Deborah Schafer > Simon Streltsov simon1@bu.edu Boston University From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Apr 24 12:54:23 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16688; Mon, 24 Apr 95 12:54:17 -0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa06346; 24 Apr 95 20:45 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Mon, 24 Apr 1995 20:39:33 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Mon, 24 Apr 1995 20:39:33 +0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Pod krasnym flagom zhgut bumagi. Status: O Pod krasnym znamenem zhgut bumagi Hi folks! 24/04/1995 Prodolzhajutsja (uzhe bol'she nedeli) ozhestochennye boi za Bamut, na proshloj nedele na neskol'ko chasov zanjatyj federalami. Zahvatchikov vybili sil'nym ognem, i sejchas tuda gonjat podkreplenija. Podkreplenija eti imejut original'nyj vid: na vseh boevyh mashinah krasnye flagi, portrety Lenina i prochaja podobnaja atributika. Gosudarstvennyh flagov pochti net. Vchera odna takaja kolonna proshla Samashki. Sredi flagov byli, naprimer, snabzhennye nadpisjami "Pionerskaja organizacija shkoly #...". Zhiteli Samashek utverzhdajut, chto v chasti sela, podvergshejsja pogromu, orudovali imenno takie, a za zheleznoj dorogoj, gde byli tol'ko grabezhi, no ne ubijstva i ne podzhogi - chast' pod gosflagom. Povsemestno govorjat, chto raznica ochen' zametna: trehcvetnye p'janstvujut i zhdut vyvoda v Rossiju, krasnye - p'jut i obeschajut "dojti do Baku". Nakonec stala dostupna dokumentacija Mozdokskogo konclagerja. Soglasno dokumentam, cherez nego proshli primerno 500 chelovek, bol'shinstvo chislitsja osvobozhdennymi (hotja mozhno podozrevat', chto chast' iz nih "reabilitirovany posmertno"). Iz Samashek priznany boevikami i otdany pod sledstvie ChETYRE ChELOVEKA. Severokavkazskij mezhregional'nyj prokuror podtverdil, chto vsja situacija celikom nahoditsja "vne pravovogo polja". Skazhem, vse pomeschenija v konclager' oformljajutsja "po podozreniju v brodjazhnichestve i poproshajnichestve". On takzhe podtverdil, chto: - pochti vse oficery (v specchastjah - vse) pol'zujutsja psevdonimami i fal'shivymi dokumentami; - lichnyj sostav specchastej pol'zuetsja skryvajuschimi lico maskami; - emu neizvesten dazhe primernyj perechen' rossijskih voenizirovannyh formirovanij v regione; - vyvodimye iz Chechni specchasti VSEGDA ZhGUT KNIGI PRIKAZOV I DRUGIE DOKUMENTY. Vash Alik From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Apr 24 23:59:39 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail02.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17711; Mon, 24 Apr 95 23:59:37 -0400 Received: by mail02.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA035892376; Mon, 24 Apr 1995 23:59:36 -0400 Date: Mon, 24 Apr 1995 23:59:36 -0400 From: SKI1580@aol.com Message-Id: <950424235103_95185020@aol.com> To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Programmer's brake... Status: O E-mail returned to sender -- insufficient voltage. ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSII! Backups? We don' *NEED* no stinking backups. Why doesn't DOS ever say "EXCELLENT command or filename!?" As a computer, I find your faith in technology amusing. What has four legs and an arm? A happy pit bull! Cannot find REALITY.SYS. Universe halted. COFFEE.EXE Missing -- Insert Cup and Press any Key. Buy a Pentium 586/90 so you can reboot faster. 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2. Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes. Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are. My software never has bugs. It just develops random features. C:\WINDOWS C:\WINDOWS\GO C:\PC\CRAWL C:\DOS C:\DOS\RUN RUN\DOS\RUN <---------The information went data way ---------------- Best file compression around: "DEL*.* = 100% compression. The definition of an Upgrade: Take old bugs out, put new ones in. BREAKFAST.COM Halted ... Cereal Port Not Responding. The name is BAUD ... JAMES BAUD. And away Ski goes............................................ From hughes@sor.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 25 17:16 EDT 1995 Received: from www.ece.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09609; Tue, 25 Apr 95 17:16:53 -0400 Message-Id: <9504252116.AA09609@super.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from vela.ece.jhu.edu by www.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 25 Apr 1995 17:12:48 -0400 Received: from lyra.ece.jhu.edu by vela.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 25 Apr 95 17:21:16 -0400 Date: Tue, 25 Apr 95 17:21:16 -0400 Sender: hughes@sor.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: hughes@sor.ece.jhu.edu (Brian Hughes) Subject: INFO-RUSS: summer job Status: O >Sender: sadler@sig1.arl.army.mil >Date: Tue, 25 Apr 1995 16:33:24 -0400 >From: sadler@sig1.arl.army.mil >Subject: please distribute/post > >Summer Position 1995 >US Army Research Laboratory >Adelphi, Maryland 20783 > >We are looking to hire a student contractor for the summer of 1995. >Advanced undergraduate or graduate level preferred. The student must >have a U.S. citizenship. Knowledge in signal processing and in using >Matlab helpful. The work will involve developing acoustic array >processing algorithms and performing simulations. The pay will be a >flat rate of $11.50 to $16.00 per hour depending upon the student's >qualifications and grades. Deadline is May 22, 1995. Interested >students please contact: > >Dr. Brian Sadler. E-mail: sadler@arl.mil or Tel.: 301-394-2520 >Mr. Tien Pham. E-mail: tpham@arl.mil or Tel.: 301-394-4282 > Please reply only directly to Dr. Brian Sadler or Mr. Tien Pham. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Apr 26 15:24:28 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01277; Wed, 26 Apr 95 15:24:14 -0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa12283; 26 Apr 95 23:11 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Wed, 26 Apr 1995 22:50:05 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Wed, 26 Apr 1995 22:50:04 +0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Vesennie manevry Lines: 108 Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Vesennie manevry Hi folks! 26/04/1995 "Na chechenskom fronte bez peremen". A v Moskve - vesennie manevry. Vidimo, v porjadke dal'nejshego i okonchatel'nogo prekraschenija voennoj fazy operacii perevoditsja v respubliku i budet vveden v boj novyj batal'on morskoj pehoty Tihookeanskogo flota. Tem vremenem Glavkomat Suhoputnyh Vojsk soobschil o formirovanii v sostave Severokavkazskogo okruga novoj, 58 Armii. Posledstvija: 1. Eto reshenie grubo narushaet soglashenie ob ogranichenii vojsk v Evrope (t.n. flangovoe ogranichenie). Tak kak Armija sozdaetsja mesjacami, a perevoditsja godami, eto zaplanirovannoe DLJaSchEESJa narushenie. NATOvskie pravitel'stva (ja slyshal o reakcii Germanii) uzhe nojut. Ran'she dumat' nado bylo, g-da zaschitniki rossijskoj territorial'noj celostnosti. 2. Takzhe okkazional'no sozdannaja dlja vojny v Afganistane Armija imela nomer 40. Bystrymi zhe tempami proishodit razoruzhenie i konversija! 3. V rasporjazhenii Glavkomata upominaetsja, chto predpolagaetsja dislokacija v Chechne na postojannoj osnove (posle okonchanija vojny) motostrelkovoj brigady. Eto, konechno, znachitel'naja sila, no vse zhe - neskol'ko procentov ot Armii. Vopros: zachem celaja Armija? Oni esche dojdut do Baku! V zakljuchenie sovet Mezhdunarodnomu Valjutnomu Fondu: gotov'te den'gi zaranee, Rossii ponadobitsja mnogo deneg, i bystro. Generaly zhdat' ne ljubjat. Drugaja chast' moskovskih vesennih manevrov - politicheskaja. G-n E ob'javil o dolgozhdannom sozdanii prezidentskoj partii - da ne odnoj, a srazu dvuh, chtoby kak u ljudej. Odna - dlja podderzhivajuschih prezidentov "demokratov", pod rukovodstvom Chernomyrdina, a drugaja - socialistov i patriotov, pod rukovodstvom Rybkina. So svojstvennym E nekontrolirovaniem rechi (on tut na Pashu pozdravil pravoslavnyh s Rozhdestvom Hristovym - eto ne shutka!) prezident nazval Chernomyrdinskuju partiju levocentristskoj, a Rybkinskuju - pravocentristskoj (nesmotrja na javno slyshimye podskazki "naoborot"). Chtoby ne perechit' pahanu, dva vozhdja nazyvali svoi partii dal'she "demokraticheskoj" i "centristskoj". Rybkin popal v idiotskoe polozhenie (kak tak - glava Dumy sozdaet proprezidentskuju NEDEMOKRATIChESKUJu partiju - fashistskuju chto li?) i strashno potel (bylo ot chego - u nas tut 27 gradusov), pytajas' ob'jasnit' zhurnalistam, chem ego partija otlichaetsja ot Ch-skoj. Ne smog. Mne eto vse uzhasno napominaet "socialisticheskuju mnogopartijnost'". Pomnitsja, v GDR byli (v sostave kommunisticheskogo fronta) partija "socialisticheski nastroennyh rabochih", "socialisticheski nastroennyh krest'jan" i t.d. I esche (pod nazvaniem Nacional'no-demokraticheskaja) "partija socialisticheski nastroennyh byvshih nacistov". Au, tov. Rybkin! Fon etogo dela takoj. Neskol'ko dnej nazad "Nezavisimaja gazeta" opublikovala dve stat'i - prezidentskogo sovetnika Andranika Migranjana i zamdirektora "Gajdarovskogo instituta" Mau. Obe (s raznyh pozicij) o tom, chto v "partij vlasti" sejchas na samom dele dve (gruppa Chernomyrdina-Filatova-Kozyreva i gruppa Korzhakova-Soskovca+nekotorye drugie siloviki). Uslovno govorja, frakcija vorjug i frakcija krovopijc. Dal'she ja sleduju Migranjanu, stat'ja kotorogo nazyvaetsja "Na puti k mobilizacionnomu rezhimu". Govoritsja, chto pervaja gruppa sostoit iz ljudej, material'no zainteresovannyh v "razgrablenii Rossii po receptam MVF", ili govorja menee partijnym jazykom, v eksportno-syr'evoj orientacii ekonomiki. Vtoraja - iz zainteresovannyh v "zaschite strany" i "mobilizacii resursov". Vazhnoe otlichie dvuh grupp: v to vremja kak pervaja imeet publichnogo lidera, s kotorym hot' na vybory idi (Chernomyrdina), vtoraja - ne imeet, a potomu obrechena byt' vernoj El'cinu. Poslednij nachinaet eto ponimat', i poetomu skoro dozreet do reshitel'nyh dejstvij po razryvu s gruppoj Ch i mobilizacii strany po receptam generalov GB. Vazhnoe ponimat': "mobilizacionnyj rezhim" - termin, vvedennyj i upotrebljajuschijsja prakticheski iskljuchitel'no ideologami KPRF i chut' shire - "patrioticheskogo fronta" (Aleksandrom Zinov'evym i ego uchenikami). Eto pervoe upotreblenie etih slov za predelami gazety "Pravda". V den' publikacii Migranjana ja razgovarival s krupnym funkcionerom KPRF (sovetnikom i spichrajterom genseka i sekretarja po ideologii). On skazal, chto vse razvivaetsja po planu i KPRF <>. Imenno poetomu KPRF ne zainteresovana ni v elektoral'nom, ni v parlamentskom uspehe. On dobavil, chto KPRF - ne partija rabochih i ne partija obezdolennyh (hotja "special'no dlja poslednih my sohranjaem nekotorye nostal'gicheskie programmnye lozungi"). "A partija gubernatorov i policmejsterov?" - sprosil ja. "Da". Pri razgovore prisutstvoval "molodoj" (moj rovesnik) chlen partii - byvshij dissident, potom aktivnyj demokrat, pereshedshij v KPRF ot potrjasenija oktjabrem 1993. Posle besedy on potrjasenno skazal mne, chto otkryl dlja sebja o svoej partii nechto sovsem, sovsem neozhidannoe... Ja eto nazyvaju v nashej intelligencii "iskusstvom dvazhdy nastupat' na odni i te zhe grabli". Vash Alik From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Apr 26 19:04:43 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01659; Wed, 26 Apr 95 19:04:40 -0400 Message-Id: <9504262304.AA01659@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Wed, 26 Apr 95 19:04:39 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS : Suhanov's visit: followup Status: O Dear folks, This to follow up on our drive to bring Alik Suhanov to visit the States. As far as visa, the news are pretty good. With greatly efficient and prompt help of one of our fellow subscribers and his dedicated friends, the visa situation seem to be moving in the right direction. Contributions to the account dedicated to his visit are coming a bit slow; as of noon today, the balance reached $500. Guys, we need at least $1200-1400 to purchase air-tickets (overseas+domestic in the US), so if you thought of sending your check in, please RUSH with it. Let me remind you that the minimum amount we are thinking of, is $10. And those of you folks who have permanent, secure positions (like tenure or tenure-track) and/or pretty sizable income, please consider contributions of $25-50 (in no way we will reject your contribution if it exceeds $50! I'll sing you a song on computer, how about that?! Or we can ask Nalpak for that...). As far as invitations for him to be a guest of the house, as of yesterday, we have only invitations from Boston, Chicago, Brunswick-NJ, Atlanta, New York, Baltimore (and a few others from Maryland), and ... United Kingdom. Well, it is not that much. We need invitations from other places. We need invitations from the West Coast. Yep, from you guys with huge villas on the Pacific shore with football-field size swimming pools and herds of Californian blondies!:-) All right, we are expecting your rushing to your post-offices and computers with your contributions and invitations. And if you don't, I'll close INFO-RUSS down and will go fishing! Yesss, ssssir. --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator Alexander E. Kaplan Tel: (410) 516-7018 Dept. of Electr. & Comp. Eng. Home: (410) 366-3056 The Johns Hopkins University Fax: (410) 516-5566 3400 N. Charles St. E-mail: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu Baltimore, MD 21218, USA also : sasha@ecn.purdue.edu ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Send your check to: First National Bank of Maryland, Johns Hopkins Office 34th and N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, USA (I'll also process your check if you choose to send it directly to me.) On the front of your check, in the line "Pay to the order of" write INFO-RUSS, Acc. # 52716692 On the back of the check write: For deposit only. INFO-RUSS, Acc. # 52716692 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Send your invitations for A. Suhanov to be your guest to visit coordinators: Vladimir Shander Maxim Poliashenko ------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Apr 27 01:25:46 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08004; Thu, 27 Apr 95 01:25:43 -0400 Message-Id: <9504270525.AA08004@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Thu, 27 Apr 95 01:25:42 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Explosion In Russia (FIREBALL) (fwd) Status: O ---------------------------------------------------------------- From: alx.pavl@ix.netcom.com (Alexei Pavlov) Date: 27 Apr 1995 04:57:35 GMT TOKYO (AP) -- A Japan Air Lines pilot flying northeast of Moscow saw a fireball reaching as high as 25,000 feet above the ground Thursday, the airline said. The pilot of JAL Flight 408 saw the column of smoke and flames when his Boeing 747-400 was flying over Ukhta, 620 miles northeast of Moscow at 7:10 a.m. (6:10 p.m. EDT Wednesday), said JAL spokesman Shinichi Tajima. The pilot, whose name was withheld, reported that the fireball looked like a huge explosion in a nearby city. The airliner was flying from Frankfurt to Narita, Japan, and flying at about 10,000 feet. The plane was scheduled to arrive at Narita airport at 3:05 p.m. (2:05 a.m. EDT Thursday). The cause of the fireball wasn't immediately known, but the region has been plagued by oil pipeline leaks. Ukhta, with a population of 111,000, and is a center of Russia's oil and natural gas industry. Last October, an oil pipeline northeast of Ukhta burst, spilling up to 80 million gallons of hot oil on the ground. In another leak reported by the pipeline company Komineft, an aging pipeline spilled 4.3 million gallons of crude oil onto the ground in August. A dike holding the oil collapsed in October, pouring oil into two rivers. A civil defense official in Ukhta, Anatoly Rumentsev, told The Associated Press by telephone that the fireball came from an explosion in a major gas pipeline 8 miles from Ukhta. He said there were no deaths or injuries. ------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Apr 28 01:48:32 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15481; Fri, 28 Apr 95 01:48:30 -0400 Message-Id: <9504280548.AA15481@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Fri, 28 Apr 95 01:48:28 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Holocaust Remembrance Status: O Holocaust Information on Internet Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial organization established a site on the internet with information about holocaust, the Nazi murder of 6 million Jews in World War II. Its address on WWW is . Today on our campus, there was all day long reading of the names of those parished in the Nazi camps. A person would read from the list of names for 15 minutes, then another one would pick up where he/she left. I took part; and ... it was not easy on me, my friends. So familiarly sounding names, from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, France, Belgium; age: 3, 5, 11, 63, 7, 23 years old... For the occasion, I decided to repost an old little "sermon" by Alejandro Nalpak. Our esteemed cabalero, on similar occasion exactly 2 years ago suddenly took off his sombrero and put on his yarmolka: -------------------------------------------------- From the keyboard of Alejandro Nalpak -------------------------------------------------- ... there is another, very quiet event today, very little time is allocated for it: memorial services not for 80, not for 80 000, but 6 million people who died about 50 years ago, murdered by other people, super-nuts. Their death came to them in fire, by gas, by bullets, by starvation: holocaust. When the time came for some of them, they woved to die only after each one of them kills at least one Nazi solder: Warsaw ghetto upraising. They died, all right. Their souls did not; other men and women later on woved not to meet their fate, ever, without weapon in their hands: Israel. There were other people under the six-point star 50 years ago who died fighting. But the great majority were helpless: women, children, old people. Take a moment right now; let it be a little memorial. Try to recall somebody in your family, or somebody you met in your life, who was burnt by that fire. Or at least that horrifying photo ... : skeletons of babies... And, ... don't forget those who've done it. And those in grey uniform, they weren't alone; some locals were instrumental too: Babii Yar. Don't forget about this if you are still there "gde svobodno dyshit chelovek". Whether you are a Jew, my reader, or not, let your soul do a little crying. No man is an island; and your time may come too, God forbid; will you be able to look straight into your fate's eyes as they did? Memorially yours, Alejandro Nalpak -------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Apr 28 11:22:11 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from weizmann.weizmann.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16292; Fri, 28 Apr 95 11:22:04 -0400 Received: from WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL by WEIZMANN.weizmann.ac.il (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 8246; Fri, 28 Apr 95 18:22:26 +0300 Received: from WEIZMANN (NJE origin CSIVANK@WEIZMANN) by WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 8228; Fri, 28 Apr 1995 18:22:26 +0300 Date: Fri, 28 Apr 95 18:14:38 +0300 From: Ivan Kuzmenko Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Yurii Gun'ko To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: <950428.182225.+0300.CSIVANK@WEIZMANN> Status: O Dear friends, I'm looking for Yurii Gun'ko who graduated from Chem. Dept. of MGU in 1987 and now resides most probably in UK. Your help will be appreciated. Please reply directly to me. Thank you, Ivan Kuzmenko ________________________________________ | Ivan Kuzmenko | | Department of Materials and Interfaces | | The Weizmann Institute of Science | | Rehovot, 76100, Israel | | e-mail: csivank@weizmann.weizmann.ac.il| |________________________________________| From yuri@qe.tn.utwente.nl Fri Apr 28 12:09 EDT 1995 Received: from driene.student.utwente.nl by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06944; Fri, 28 Apr 95 12:09:23 -0400 Received: from qe.tn.utwente.nl (uttnqe1.tn.utwente.nl) by student.utwente.nl with SMTP id AA07427 (5.67b/IDA-1.5 for ); Fri, 28 Apr 1995 18:09:16 +0200 Received: by qe.tn.utwente.nl (5.57/Ultrix3.0-C) id AA08708; Fri, 28 Apr 95 18:00:45 +0200 Date: Fri, 28 Apr 95 18:00:45 +0200 From: yuri@qe.tn.utwente.nl (Y.B. Udalov) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: he wants to study medicine... Status: Or I'm posting this on behalf of a friend of mine. The question is how is it possible for a citizen of former SU country (namely Ukraine) to study medical science in any English speaking country. The fellow (T.I.Levine, born 1976)is now in the 2nd course of Kiev Medical Institue. He also got an education as a nurse (3 years of Kiev medical school). He wants to become an internist or a neuro-patologist. He has very good grades and fluently speaks English. As an interpreter he visited several countries with the groups of Tchernobyl children. If anybody has any idea of what should be done to start education, which steps should be taken, please drop me a line. Send mail directly to me, do not overload the Net and/or coordinator. And, yes, he doesn't need any financial assistance and is willing to pay educatioonal fee (makes life easier...). Regards. Yuri B. Udalov From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Apr 28 19:30:56 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail02.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17127; Fri, 28 Apr 95 19:30:55 -0400 Received: by mail02.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA169631853; Fri, 28 Apr 1995 19:30:54 -0400 Date: Fri, 28 Apr 1995 19:30:54 -0400 From: MartinAlex@aol.com Message-Id: <950428193039_100033124@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: shiroka strana moja rodnaja Status: Or Dear Alex: In my course in Soviet history I have been using a recording of a song that I am told dates from the Stalin era. Could anyone tell me anything about the song's history? I am not sure of its title, but the refrain goes like this: "Shiroka strana moja rodnaja / Mnogo v nej lesov, polej i rek / Ja drugoj takoj strany ne znaju / Gde svobodno dyshet chelovek." Thanks! Alex Martin Oglethorpe University Atlanta, GA From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Apr 28 20:57:44 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from kitchen.mcad.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17213; Fri, 28 Apr 95 20:57:42 -0400 Received: from loft by kitchen.mcad.edu (NX5.67c/NX3.0M) id AA00632; Fri, 28 Apr 95 19:56:17 -0500 Received: by loft.mcad.edu (NX5.67c/NX3.0X) id AA03479; Fri, 28 Apr 95 19:16:46 -0600 Date: Fri, 28 Apr 1995 19:11:55 -0600 (GMT-0600) From: Oleg Volk Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Anya Mendelevich To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu In-Reply-To: <950428.182225.+0300.CSIVANK@WEIZMANN> Message-Id: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: Or --->Looking for Anya Mendelevich<--- Anya had left Russia via Austria and Italy in '89 and is now in Israel. She studied in #239 in Leningrad. My searches through Israeli Gophers and phone number directories yielded nothing. If you have any info as to her whereabouts(or e-mail, Web page, phone), please either let me know or let her know that i am looking. Thank you. Oleg Volk Last updated 3/23/95: http://sunsite.unc.edu/otis/pers/Volk_O.html NEW on April 22 http://www.mcad.edu/Student.Work.Pages/oleg/TripPage.html From EsoB@aol.com Sat Apr 29 11:08 EDT 1995 Received: from mail06.mail.aol.com by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16104; Sat, 29 Apr 95 11:08:45 -0400 Received: by mail06.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA265198123; Sat, 29 Apr 1995 11:08:43 -0400 Date: Sat, 29 Apr 1995 11:08:43 -0400 From: EsoB@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu Subject: INFO-RUSS: A Holocaust Memory (fwd from Balt-L@ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu) Status: O The posting by Alexander Kaplan brought this memory: When I was eleven years old (1944), my family found refuge in Weimar. Peter Cornelius Strasse. South side and edge of town then, across the valley from the north. I am being this specific because on the north side, was Buchenwald. The Germans told us that the smoke that we sometimes saw there came from a factory. It was a believable answer. Besides, we were refugees who had just arrived from Latvia and not familiar about town. It was beginning 1945 when the allies started bombing Weimar, usually on the return trip from somewhere further east, perhaps Leipzig, Jena, elsewhere. If the bombers had failed to unload their bombs on their primary targets, they dropped them on Weimar. Sometimes the bombs were dropped on the railroad tracks running along the center of the valley, at other times the bombs went wide off their mark, perhaps purposely to terrorize the civilizan population. It was a scary time. One day a cluster of bombs hit as close as twenty or thirty yards from me. Another day they hit the Weimar theater and a bakery two blocks from Peter Cornelius Strasse. Since I was the eldest child in my family, I was the designated shopper. I would go with a basket to the milk store or the bakery, give the man a few coupons, money and get in return a closely measured amount of produce. Anyway, after the bakery on the corner was turned into rubble, I had to go and find another. This was almost immediately after the bombing. My search for the bakery took me past the Weimar theatre. The building was built--as I remember it--to remind of Rome's colosseum. The architecture was rounded, the windows were a little like colloseum arches. From everyone of these windows poured columns of smoke and fire. It was quite a sight. For a boy eleven years old this was adventure. I stood watching the fire for a long time, almost forgetting that I had to go to the bakery. But I was a very responsible young fellow, and eventually left the fire and I did find a bakery. As I remember it, I had enough bread coupons to buy a basket full of buns. These buns were called 'rundstuck" in German, round things. On my way back, I again stopped to watch the fire. But this time, I was not alone. A number of bombs had fallen onto the stone pavement of the square and dug craters there. The city administration had already summoned clean up crews. However, these men were not the usual arbeits commandos one was used to seeing. These crews who wore blue striped suits. Some of the men looked near skeletons. Everyone had a pick or a shovel. This one particular crew was filling one of the bomb craters. As I watched the fire, I stood quite near them, maybe twenty feet away. Then something unusual happened. One of the men in broke away from the working crew and ran to where I was. When he was in front of me, he fell on his knees, and put his hands together as if he were praying. I was shocked. What was happening? Why was this man doing this. Why was he on his knees before an eleven year old? The man saw my surprise and began pointing at my basket. I followed his eyes and finger and saw that the towel which I had draped over my basket had folded back. The 'rundstucks' were plain to see. It was these that the man wanted. I hesitated. I had been tought to respect people who were less fortunate than I, even be kind to them. In prewar days in Riga, my German nanny had folded a few Latvian santimes in a piece of paper and had sent me to give these to the hurdy gurdy man. Was this a similar situation? I had also been taught that men in striped suits were criminals and wore such suits to be identified as such. Still, I had never seen men so utterly emaciated as these. This clearly was not a 'normal' situation. But I hesitated. Yes, no? My hesitation was enough time for a guard of the 'prisoners' to run up and unsling his rifle. I thought the guard might hit the man. Evidently the guard thought better of it, and, instead, motioned for the man to rejoin the rest of the crew and for me to go 'nach house', home. I continue tol cry inner tears when I recall the event. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Apr 30 19:33:21 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01739; Sun, 30 Apr 95 19:33:17 -0400 Message-Id: <9504302333.AA01739@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sun, 30 Apr 95 19:33:17 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: updated IR-list Status: OR This is an updated list of subscribers/addresses of INFO-RUSS. The list is broken into geo-sections: AMERICA (US+Canada), ISRAEL, EUROPE (including UK), ex-USSR, AUSTRALIA, South AFRICA, JAPAN, BRAZIL, MEXICO, ARCTICA & ANTARCTICA, and OTHERS. Inside each of the sections the last names are listed in alphabetic (latin) order. If you find any error, please let me know. Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator Copyright 1991-95, A. E. Kaplan. All rights reserved. It is illegal to use this list for commercial or any other purposes unauthorized by this owner/coordinator. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ AMERICA (US+Canada) THE LIST is deleted to prevent its copying for commercial purposes From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Apr 30 19:33:11 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01727; Sun, 30 Apr 95 19:33:10 -0400 Message-Id: <9504302333.AA01727@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sun, 30 Apr 95 19:33:08 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: IR-list-is-coming Status: O Dear IR-netties, It is again this time of a season: "updated-list-is-coming". I started this INFO-RUSS net on Aug. 15'91 with about 40 addresses. A new (29-th) updated list of names&addresses (about 1100 now) will be broadcasted by me within next 24 hours. Last time I broadcasted it on Jan. 14'95. As usual, I break the list into major domains of emigration: AMERICA (US+Canada), ISRAEL, and EUROPE (including UK). As my courtesy:-) to the "source" of emigration, I have an ex-USSR section. Finally, to make it easier for you to search for friends in far lands, I have also the "faraway" sections for AUSTRALIA, South AFRICA, JAPAN, BRAZIL, MEXICO, ARCTICA&ANTARCTICA and OTHERS. Be aware, please, the list is 78+ kb long. It must not be used for commercial or any other unauthorized purposes. S maiskimi prazdnichkami, folks:-). --Best --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator P.S. For AOL subscribers. A few times I saw that AOL mail server brakes long files into smaller pieces (sometimes about 20 kb long) and delivering it piece-meal style. 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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon May 1 01:13:46 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from actcom.co.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07765; Mon, 1 May 95 01:07:41 -0400 Received: from sagantec.UUCP by actcom.co.il with UUCPsagantec (8.6.12/actcom-0.1) id IAA28132 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Mon, 1 May 1995 08:06:05 +0300 (rfc931-sender: uucp@localhost) Received: by sagantec.co.il (4.1/ACTCOM-SAGANTEC-S-1.0) id AA12179; Mon, 1 May 95 09:02:23 IDT Date: Mon, 1 May 95 09:02:23 IDT From: dima@sagantec.co.il (Dima Tyomkin) Message-Id: <9505010602.AA12179@sagantec.co.il> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Jobs available in Israel Status: O To all interested Israeli INFO-RUSSians and their friends --------------------------------------------------------- We are seeking urgently for new employees. It's Tirat-Ha-Carmel, Haifa's suburb, Software Engineer and/or Electronics Engineer and/or both-in-one. Conditions are competitive, the company is small joint Israeli-Dutch start-up with bright prospects. Please send your resume to below mentioned address or directly to me via E-Mail: dima@sagantec.co.il or just call me for details: 04-572-781 Dima -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Position #1: ============ Software engineer for development of sophisticated CAD tools, which comprise a full Silicon Compiler. Keywords: --------- Near Haifa, VLSI CAD, Silicon Compiler, VHDL, Verilog, C, Pascal, Unix, complex system data structures, simulators,logic synthesis system, layout generation system, algorithms, good English. Position #2: ============ VLSI design engineer for the development of ground-breaking, innovative VLSI circuits, regular module generators, ultra-high-speed/ultra-low-power automatically optimized, and generated circuits, and cores. Keywords: --------- Near Haifa, VLSI CAD, Silicon Compiler, CMOS, DRC, LVS, Multi-Layer routers, circuit simulations, digital circuits, analog circuits, module generators, compaction, parasitics extraction, layout generation, good English. Company: -------- Sagantec Israel Ltd. P.O.Box 117, 18 Motzkin St. Tirat Ha'Carmel 39100, Israel Tel: 972-4-572781 Fax: 972-4-572848 email: moshe@sagantec.co.il Refer to: Moshe Stark From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon May 1 15:36:01 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from jupiter.superlink.net by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08905; Mon, 1 May 95 15:35:59 -0400 Received: from mars.superlink.net (root@mars.superlink.net [204.97.220.3]) by jupiter.superlink.net (8.6.12/8.6.12) with ESMTP id PAA11464 for <@jupiter.superlink.net:info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu>; Mon, 1 May 1995 15:39:29 -0400 Received: by mars.superlink.net (950221.405.SGI.8.6.10/931108.SGI.AUTO.ANONFTP) for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu id PAA15312; Mon, 1 May 1995 15:46:46 -0400 Date: Mon, 1 May 1995 15:46:46 -0400 From: vblok@mars.superlink.net (Dr. Victor R. Blok) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for a Ph.D. graduate student. Status: O Looking for a Ph.D. graduate student. The thesis will be related to dynamical systems, deterministic chaos (possibly with gauge theoretical approach) and applications. Some background (interest) in mathematics or physics or mechanics and familiarity with computing are desirable. Monthly stipend $1,080. Formal requirements: GRE (Verbal + Quant) > 1150 (1350 usual), GPA > 3.0 (3.5 desirable), TOEFL > 550. Three letters of recommendations.Statement of purpose. For detailed information and Application Form contact: Prof. Isaak Kunin, Dept.Mech. Engng., Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX 77204. Tel.: 713-743-4531 (Off.), 713 - 520-6027 (h.), FAX: 713-743-4503, E-mail: kunin@uh.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon May 1 18:11:39 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09386; Mon, 1 May 95 18:11:34 -0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa23833; 2 May 95 2:11 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Tue, 2 May 1995 02:06:44 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Tue, 2 May 95 02:06:44 +0400 (MSD) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Bron'a krepka i mentovozki bystry Status: O *******************Dear friends!************************************* Uvazhajemyje chitateli! Ja s ogromnym udovol'stvijem i pol'zoj dl'a seb'a chitaju Vashi pis'ma, v tom chisle so skol' ugodno surovoj, no korrektnoj kritikoj. Jesli ja ne uspevaju otvetit' - eto potomu, chto v sutkah vsego 24 chasa. Spasibo! ********************************************************************* Hi folks! 1/05/1995 V Chechne "odnostoronnee prekraschenie ognja federal'nymi vojskami na period majskih prazdnikov". Nekotoryj spad intensivnosti boev dejstvitel'no otmechen. Odnako traktovka etogo komandovaniem original'naja: proishodjat peremeschenija vojsk, v tom chisle vtjagivanie ih v gory, a iz popytok chechencev pomeshat' nastupleniju izvlekajutsja propagandnye dividendy. Geografija boev prezhnjaja - maksimal'naja intensivnost' v Bamute, otmecheny ataki i bombezhki Staryh i Novyh Atagov i Vedeno. V Groznom vsju noch' na 1 maja shel zhestokij boj, poteri storon znachitel'ny. Tem ne menee mozhno ozhidat' dal'nejshego spada boev, uchityvaja dva faktora: priezd Klintona i _dembel'_. Segodnja EBN podpisal (znachitel'no pozzhe obychnogo) prikaz ob ocherednom prizyve, avtomaticheski vvodjaschij v dejstvie procedury uvol'nenija v zapas starosluzhaschih. ODNOVREMENNO podpisan novyj Zakon o voinskoj objazannosti (otmenjajuschij otsrochki i prodlevajuschij srokA), i prezidentskij ukaz, prizvannyj propagandistski zamaskirovat' sovpadenie pozicij E i Dumy. Ukaz, v vide iskljuchenija, vvodit otsrochku aspirantam GOSUDARSTVENNYH uchebnyh zavedenij (do sih por zakon znal tol'ko ponjatie "sertificirovannyh" vuzov, hotja ministerstvo oborony pytalos' uzhe sdelat' etu podmenu), i tem vypusknikam, kotorye NEMEDLENNO POSTUPJaT NA GOSSLUZhBU (na srok ucheby ili raboty). Takim obrazom, sotrudnik gosudarstvennogo uchrezhdenija teper' mozhet byt' nachal'nikom "sdan v soldaty"! Sovershenno nejasno, kak eto budet soglasovano s polozheniem zakona, chto vypuskniki voennyh kafedr poluchat oficerskoe zvanie posle goda soldatskoj sluzhby. Nu da chto-nibud' pridumajut. Tema forsirovannoj militarizacii Rossii posle ee "osvobozhdenija ot kommunizma" horosho illjustriruetsja tablicej, kotoruju ja pozaimstvoval iz "Izvestij" #78, 27/04/1995 (istochnik - ministerstvo oborony). Stroki, pomechennye * , dobavleny mnoj i predstavljajut soboj rezul'tat elementarnoj arifmetiki: Chislennost' v mln. chel. --------------------------------------------------- God: 1991 1995 --------------------------------------------------- Naselenie SSSR/RF 287 148 Reguljarnye Vooruzhennye Sily 4.0 1.9 Drugie vojska 0.6 1.9 * Itogo vseh vojsk 4.6 3.8 * To zhe, v pereschete na 1 mln 0.016 0.026 naselenija --------------------------------------------------- Itak: "drugie" vojska vyrosli VTROE (a otnositel'no naselenija - VShESTERO), sravnjavshis' po chislennosti s armiej, a obschij uroven' militarizovannosti obschestva v rezul'tate reform uvelichilsja BOLEE ChEM V POLTORA RAZA. "Drugie vojska" - eto strojbaty, grazhdanskaja oborona (nyne nazyvaetsja "vojska MChS") i zhandarmskie vojska beschislennyh vidov: vnutrennie vojska MVD, FSB, vojska Sluzhby bezopasnosti prezidenta, prezidentskie vojska (eto raznye zveri!), pravitel'stvennye vojska, pogranichnye vojska, vojska Federal'nogo agentstva pravitel'stvennoj (pravil'nee bylo by skazat' prezidentskoj) svjazi - i tak dalee, vsego 13 otdel'nyh armij. Pri etom chislennost' strojbatov i GO po sravneniju s sovetskoj epohoj po krajnej mere ne vozrosla. A vo vnutrennih vojskah MVD tem vremenem sozdajutsja podrazdelenija i chasti aviacii MVD - eskadril'i i polki... Naposledok zadadimsja voprosom: pochemu svobodnaja (kak nam govorjat) gazeta sama ne postroila etih dvuh strok v tablice? Mne nravitsja otvet, predlozhennyj v drugoj strane i proshlom veke: "grazhdane imejut tri blaga - svobodu sovesti, svobodu slova i blagorazumie, chtoby imi ne pol'zovat'sja". Vash Alik P.S. Chtoby ne dumali, chto ja obizhaju svoim vnimaniem doblestnyj geroicheskij strojbat: hodja na rabotu mimo strojki Piramidy (Hrama Hrista-Spasitelja), vizhu na ploschadke rabov v mundirah etih samyh batal'onov. "Vse dlja fronta, vse dlja pobedy!" From burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Wed May 3 02:04 EDT 1995 Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10336; Wed, 3 May 95 02:04:21 -0400 Date: Wed, 3 May 95 01:03:07 EDT From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA22283; Wed, 3 May 95 01:03:07 EDT Message-Id: <9505030503.AA22283@lassp.cornell.edu> To: burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: O ------------------------------------------------------- Fast-growing American software company with Russian stuff and management located im Maryland (near Washington, D.C.) seeks self-motivated programmers with various skills and experience. Initial salary - 35K-40K. Can help with visas and green cards. Send your resumes to: Vadim Babenko, PhD, Director of Software Development, Email: 74672.2423@compuserve.com Fax: (301) 216-0087 ------------------------------------------------------- Po Moskve razvelos' do hrena kazino. Odno iz samyh shakirnyh - Kazino Metelica, v pomeqenii byvshego odnoimennogo kafe. Na uglu Leningradskogo prospekta i ulicy Pravdy stoit dovol'no zadrochennyj dom kul'tury, to li vtorogo chasovogo zavoda, to li eqe kakih krasnyh tekstil'qikov. Takoj tipichnyj stalinskij DK, s kolonnami i kruzhkom krojki i shit'ya, bal'nymi tancami i sol'fedzhio. Teper' v nem kazino Gabrie`la... U detok novyh russkih modno ezhdit' uchit'sya v Sorbonnu ili Heidelberg. Tam ih odnako podzhidaet vstrecha s socializmom: po francuzskim pravilam, inostrannyj student obyazan eqe i rabotat', prichem ne kem-nibud', a nyan'koj ili sanitarom. Doma-to oni i posudu ne myli, a v Parizhe prihoditsya... V Kuncevo vnov' poyavilas' bochka so svezhim molokom iz kolhoza. K nej po-prezhnemu po utram stoyat v ochered' pensionery, no tol'ko ne s bidonami, a s 2-litrovymi butylkami iz-pod Pepsi-Koly. Elcin tut na Pashu pozdravil pravoslavnyh s Rozhdestvom Hristovym Chastnye ohranniki reshili tozhe obrazovat' svoyu partiyu. ("Ot vsej strany ne matom, kul'turnyj ul'timatum, a kopiyu v CK i KGB".) Po ih zhe dannym "ohrannikov" nabralos' azh 800 000. American journalist Steve Levine remains in Tbilisi, having been refused entry into Russia en route to Almaty. Levine connected the expulsion with his more recent articles on Chechnya. Meanwhile, the editor of the weekly Sobesednik complained about the "unprecedented" arrest of his two journalists. ------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed May 3 09:17:16 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from uacsc1.albany.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18755; Wed, 3 May 95 09:17:14 -0400 Received: from [128.204.28.15] (scholes.phy.albany.edu) by albnyvms.BITNET (PMDF V4.3-13 #5424) id <01HQ27PJRLPC8X8CXH@albnyvms.BITNET>; Wed, 03 May 1995 09:15:47 -0400 (EDT) Date: Wed, 03 May 1995 09:21:48 +0100 From: veselov@albnyvms.Bitnet (Andrei Veselov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for help. To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Cc: veselov@albnyvms.Bitnet Message-Id: <01HQ27PKCRO28X8CXH@albnyvms.BITNET> X-Envelope-To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.EDU Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT Status: O Dear friends: My wife Veselova(Kretova) Natalia is looking for professional colleagues - physicians, living in USA. She studied at Irkutsk and Novosibirsk Medical Institute, later worked as a Physician in Novosibirsk (Akademgorodok). We are trying to find people, who were students or faculty members at these Institutes or worked as Physicians in Novosibirsk or Irkutsk (who might personally remember her as a student or Physician). This is necessary for verification of her credentials in applying for residency in US hospitals. Any assistance or advice in locating these people is greatly appreciated. Please, respond directly to us. Andrei Veselov __________________________________________________________________ Andrei Veselov Chemistry Department SUNY at Albany Albany, NY, 12222 Tel: (518)-442-4508 (lab) (518)-869-8872 (home) Fax: (518)-442-3462 email: veselov@albnyvms.bitnet veselov@cnsvax.albany.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu May 4 17:07:11 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00956; Thu, 4 May 95 17:07:09 -0400 Received: by mail04.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA034711627; Thu, 4 May 1995 17:07:07 -0400 Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 17:07:07 -0400 From: Pattio@aol.com Message-Id: <950504170529_106920557@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Norilsk? Status: O Could anyone help me find out how to connect with anyone in Norilsk, Russia? I have a friend there whom I have been unable to reach by conventional mail for some time now. If I could just get a message to someone on the Internet there, I could perhaps reach my friend and re-establish contact. If anyone can help me, please e-mail information to pattio@aol.com. Thank you!--Patricia A. Caliguire :).... From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu May 4 22:45:24 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01467; Thu, 4 May 95 22:45:22 -0400 Message-Id: <9505050245.AA01467@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Thu, 4 May 95 22:45:21 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS : update on Alik Suhanov's visit Status: O Dear folks, This an update on Alik Suhanov's visit. First, I want to use this chance to say my very great thanks to all of you who have already sent in your checks, money and invitations for him to stay. My thanks even to those of you who sent in their best wishes and advices (even if they came without checks, which was usually the case:-). I hope however that checks will follow:-). At this point, the balance of INFO-RUSS account in bank is $989, and we also have about $150 in pledges. We need your contributions, folks! Every your dollar counts. We can do it. With your help. Those of you who liked to read Alex Suhanov's reports (regardless whether you agreed with him in his position), to send them to your friends, to repost them on other lists, to discuss them among your friends, etc. -- please send in your contributions. Let me put it plain to you, folks: you read them, you used them, you contribute now! $10 -- you go to see a movie, you spend exactly that (with popcorn included)! And you know what? -- even those who didn't like his reports, let me put it to you even more plainly: I want to see your contributions, too! You want to use this list, you want it to be strong and large (more people then will read you request for any info), you want to use my voluntary service to the community, -- support its activity. We are not asking you for much. And this list and my time and effort have always been free for you. For four years. Pull out your check-book, and write a check! @#*@#@*! Uffff... this was quite an effort.:-). Now, about invitations. We've got quite a few of them by now, in quite a few locations: New York, NY Memphis, TN Fredonia, NY Brunswick, NJ Princeton, NJ Pittsburgh PA Branford, CT Boulder, Colorado Wayland, MA Sudbury, MA Reston, VA Baltimore, MD North Shore, MA Tallahassee, Florida England (yes, United Kingdom, not New England:-) We still need more invitations, especially from the West Coast. Need Boston too; desirably Washington, DC. Both coordinators of the visit, Maxim and Volodya, asked me to set a deadline for offers to be Suhanov's host: 20 May'95. --Best, --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Send your check to: First National Bank of Maryland, Johns Hopkins Office 34th and N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, USA (I'll also process your check if you choose to send it directly to me.) On the front of your check, in the line "Pay to the order of" write INFO-RUSS, Acc. # 52716692 On the back of the check write: For deposit only. INFO-RUSS, Acc. # 52716692 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Send your invitations for A. Suhanov to be your guest to visit coordinators: Maxim Poliashenko Vladimir Shander ------------------------------------------------------------------------- From burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Sat May 6 00:44 EDT 1995 Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21557; Sat, 6 May 95 00:44:32 -0400 Date: Sat, 6 May 95 00:03:55 EDT From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA01742; Sat, 6 May 95 00:03:55 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: O Iz vystupleniya Galiny Starovojtovoj v University of Wisconsin (v ochen' vol'nom perevode i pereskaze): 1 minuta reklamnogo vremeni po rossijskomu TV stoit v srednem $50,000. Dve nedavno sozdannye Elcinym "centristskie" partii, nachal'nikami kotoryh on naznachil Chernomordina i Rybkina, vidimo, poluchat reklamnoe vremya besplatno. Stoimost' prezidentskoj izbiratel'noj kampanii dlya ostal'nyh sostavit po ocenkam okolo $50 mln (na kandidata v prezidenty). Rezul'taty vyborov budut teper' schitat'sya s pomoq`yu kompyuternoj seti, kotorya kontroliruetsya sluzhboj pravitel'stvennoj svyazi [=KGB]. Imeyutsya ochen' ser'eznye podozreniya, chto rezul'tat vyborov, ob`yavlennyjeKGBoj, budet imet' hot' chto-to obqee s real'nymi. El'cinskaya spina dovol'no sil'no povrezhdena i on postoyanno prinimaet obezbolivayuqie. V sochetanii s alkogolem oni i dayut izvestnye rezul'taty. Kstati, rejting El'cina rezko upal do nyneshnih 8% kak raz posle irlandskogo incidenta. (A rejting Gorbacheva vyros za poslednij god na 50%, t.e. s 2% do 3%. Okrylennyj uspehom, nobelevskij laureat oficial'no vydvinul svoyu kandidaturu v przidenty.) Po oprosam, 47% izbiratelej predpochli by videt' sleduyuqim prezidentom zhenqinu, a eqe okolo 30% (?) vpolne by smirilis' s prezidentom zhenskogo pola. (Zhenqiny ne p'yut tak sil'no i ne razvyazyvayut vojn.) Vopros: Budete li Vy ballotirovat'sya v prezidenty? Otvet: A kto mne dast $50 mln? Vopros: A novye russkie? Vse e`ti Menatepy-Mikrodiny? Otvet: Oni inogda pytayutsya chut'-chut' sovat'sya v politiku, no Korzhakovy im tut zhe obeqayut otobrat' licenziyu na vedenie valyutnyh operacij, i oni rezko zatykayutsya. Vopros: Byl li El'cin skotinoj s samogo nachala ili skurvilsya tol'ko v poslednee vremya? Otvet: Pohozhe, chto v 89 g v mezhrigeonal'noj gruppe, buduchi okruzhennyj demokratami, on iskrenne staralsya tozhe byt' demokratom. Ne pohozhe, chtoby e`to bylo licemerie. V poslednie 2 goda on sovershenno izmenilsya. Teper' e`to sovsem drugoj El'cin. Togda on byl populyaren i, buduchi populistom, delal to, chto nravilos' narodu. Posle 70 let diktatury Rossii bylo ochen' horosho imet' nachal'nikom populista, t.e. cheloveka, kotoryj derzhit ruku na pul'se. Teper' on ne populyaren, i on ob e`tom znaet ... Vopros: Kto ego blizhajshie sovetniki, t.e. kto pravit stranoj? Otvet: Il'yuhin, Korzhakov i prochie "telohraniteli" iz blizhnego kruga. Ih uzhe 30 000 i dazhe esli prezidentskie vybory sostayatsya, rezul'taty ne budut podtasovany i pobedit kto-to drugoj, to dobrovol'no vse e`ti telohraniteli iz Kremlya vyhodit' skoree vsego ne pozhelayut. -------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun May 7 00:11:50 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13992; Sun, 7 May 95 00:11:45 -0400 Message-Id: <9505070411.AA13992@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sun, 7 May 95 00:11:41 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS : mothers and daughters Status: O Folks, Although I stopped carrying visa-passport (and taxes) issues quite a while ago, I thought it is worth broadcasting these two below. These, almost "symmetrical" postings seem to be conveying a strong warning signal to any interested parties. For the future: there still are a lot of people who are much interested in all kind of visa/passport issues. I would strongly urge any active and "doer" kind of person from that group to start an info-list on the subject, no matter how primitive are his/her technical means. By doing this he would be greatly helpful to the community having similar info-needs. As to the postings below, please, reply only directly to their originators, as usual. --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator ------------------------------------------------------------------ From: Eugene Zabokritski To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 3 May 95 13:11:33 TZ Subject: INFO-RUSS: need help on US visitor's visa Hi folks, recently my mother-in-law was denied a US guest visa in the American consulate in St-Petersburg (in a very rude form). I would appreciate if those of you who know how to influence the consulate from this side of the ocean please write me and share your experience. Thanks -- Zhenya ------------------------------------------------------------------ From: Irinia Date: 05 May 95 15:53:47 EDT To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: Daughter's visit Dear Netters! We're permanent residents in the US for 2 years and our daughter in Moscow was 2 times denied to visit with us on grounds she's single and waiting for visa (our petition for her was approved 2 years ago, she still has 1 year to go). We're not going to brake the rules and keep her here illegally but - the first- we haven't seen her for 3 years and second - we'd like to give her an opportunity to look around to be better prepared to permanent residency. If somebody has any experience useful in our case we'll be so grateful for sharing. Thanks ahead, Irine. IRINIA@TRAN.MHS.COMPUSERVE.COM ------------------------------------------------------------------ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun May 7 12:01:11 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from research1.bryant.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17887; Sun, 7 May 95 12:01:08 -0400 Received: by research1.bryant.edu (5.65/DEC-Ultrix/4.3) id AA24595; Sun, 7 May 1995 12:00:47 -0400 Date: Sun, 7 May 1995 12:00:46 -0400 (EDT) From: Yuliya Biryukova To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: banking services in Russia Status: O Hello, I came across the information that some American banks started (or will start soon) providing banking services for Russian citizens in Russia. Could anyone specify the names of these banks? What are the requirements for opening accounts in Russia? Thanks, Yuliya Biryukova ybiryuko@research1.bryant.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun May 7 22:00:00 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18574; Sun, 7 May 95 21:59:58 -0400 From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sun, 7 May 95 21:59:56 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: gde vy zaryty?... Status: O Today's "Baltimore Sun" (May 7'95) run an article by Will Englund, of Moscow Bureau of the Sun, "Young Russians dig to bury a past they never knew". Here is its summary. ------------------------------------------------------------------ In a country where World War II has been kept alive by the myths and legends of official propaganda, thousands of young Russians, shovels in hand, are searching for what are the true remains of the war: unburied remains of the millions of Soviet soldiers who still lie where they died a half century ago. Even as the regime glorified the war and used it relentlessly as a goad to spur on the living, the regime was in fact ignoring the dead. It just didn't care. This year 20,000 volunteers have taken to the fields, according to Yuri Smirnov, chairman of "Search", the umbrella organization that coordinates the work. This year, for the first time, the government agreed to help, contributing some money. The skeletons are very difficult to identify; Soviet soldiers (like Russian soldiers today) did not carry "dog tags" , only paper ID's. Near only one village, Myasnoi Bor, near Novgorod, the remains of 23,000 unidentified soldiers have been interred (since 1987) and buried in a graveyard on the outskirts of the village, with a full religious service (apparently, Orthodox Christian, AK). Another 4,000, who were identified, were buried individually. It is calculated that another 170,000 skeletons are still unrecovered in the swamps around this one village. In all Russia, about 300,000 have been buried within last decade. Typically, Mr. Smirnov said, the diggers find ONE German (easily identified by dog tags, buttons, etc.) for every 300 Soviet soldiers. "The Germans were very particular about their dead," he said. "The Soviets? Never in our history has a person's life had any value". --------------------------------------------------------------- My comments. I've heard the same about Afghanistan. And we saw the same three months ago in Chechnya. Russian commanders never took an offer from Chechen fighters to take a truce even for a few hours to collect dead soldiers bodies or even wounded. They didn't give a damn. A little personal recollection. About 30 years ago, when I've got stuck for a while in Botkinskaya Hospital, in Moscow, I stroke a conversation with a fellow patient, a middle-level commy-party functionary. I said, "Other countries are rich with the energy and brains of their citizens. This country is rich with the bones of her citizens." He got mad with me. (It was not that he disagreed with me, I guess, but the subject was not supposed to be discussed openly.) When he left for a moment, an old man, a third, silent party to our conversation, commented, "True. Here, you live like a shit, and you die like a shit. Nobody cares, but your mom..." Kem vy ubity? Gde vy zaryty?... From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue May 9 12:34:47 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02883; Tue, 9 May 95 12:34:45 -0400 Message-Id: <9505091634.AA02883@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Tue, 9 May 95 12:34:44 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: V-day and Clinton Vodka (from MONITOR) Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from MONITOR, vol. 1, no. 6, 8 May 95 AK --------------------------------------------------------------------- Chechen Fighting Continues. Clashes between Russian and Chechen forces continued over the weekend in both Grozny and in the eastern regions of the republic, Moscow media reported. A Russian jet was shot down May 5, and the clashes claimed additional victims on each side. Defense Minister Pavel Grachev told Interfax that more than 1375 Russian soldiers have now died in the fighting. Fewer battles were reported May 8. The Chechens have said that they do not plan any special operations for May 9-10 out of respect for V-E Day celebrations, but the Russian command earlier said it was planning "many surprises" for the Chechens on those dates, Interfax reported May 5. Russian officials tried to put a good face on things: Deputy Premier Anatoly Chubais claimed that "on the whole" the situation in Chechnya was improving, Vechernaya Moskva reported May 4. Meanwhile, the Chechens took a different view. A former Grozny city official appealed to Yeltsin to end the war and denounced Russian interior ministry troops for "looting, plunder, marauding and murder," Segodnya said May 5. Perhaps in response to these charges, the same day the paper reported that the Russian military prosecutor had opened cases against 172 Russian servicemen for violating military laws. In 15 cases, conviction would bring death. But Chechen leader Dzhokhar Dudayev told Welt am Sonntag May 7 that the war would continue until Moscow was willing to engage in talks leading to a political settlement. He said that 9,000 Chechen fighters now hold out against 60,000 Russian troops. Again, there were no reports on the whereabouts of Fred Cuny, a prominent American aid worker in Chechnya who has not been heard from since April 9. Yeltsin Launches V-E Day Commemorations. On May 7, the Russian president began the official celebrations by releasing a statement to Russian media on the war. Yeltsin noted that "our people together survived the toughest trials and saved world civilization from fascism." He also reached out to the former Soviet republics: "Although we now live in different states, our victory is a common victory." On May 8, he laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and unveiled a statue of World War II commander Marshal Georgy Zhukhov. Opposition groups protested restrictions on their ability to demonstrate May 9, Pravda reported May 6. And the Russian foreign ministry gave the final tally on foreign attendance at the military parade, Izvestiya said May 6. Only 18 of 53 foreign delegation heads will be at the Poklonaya Hill parade, including only 7 of the 12 Commonwealth of Independent State leaders. (Among those not attending are the leaders of Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.) German Leaders Call for an End to the Chechen War. German foreign minister Klaus Kinkel said on German radio May 7 that Moscow must end the "terrible military outrages in Chechnya." On May 8, defense minister Volker Ruehe said that Russia must not only end the war in Chechnya but must exert additional pressure on Serbia to stop the fighting in Bosnia. Both officials said that Chechnya "casts a shadow" over Russia's relations with the West. ************************************** The KGB Goes On-Line. The KGB's successor organizations are quietly expanding their holdings in Relkom, Russia's largest e-mail system, Kommersant-daily reported May 6. The firm, whose major stockholder is the Kurchatov nuclear research institute, now has on its board officers from the former Eighth Chief Directorate of the KGB. ************************************** 75 Percent of Aerospace, Nuclear Scientists Want to Emigrate. Three-quarters of all scientists working in the aerospace and nuclear fields would like to work abroad, although most indicate that they would eventually return to Russia, Kuranty reported May 5. Such a brain drain--which also affects other scientific fields could leave Russia a "retarded country," the paper said. This growing desire to work abroad reflects declining budgets for science in the Russian Federation: appropriations for scientific research have fallen more than 70 percent since 1985. Riga Synagogue Bombed. A bomb was thrown into a synagogue in Riga's Old Town May 6, Moscow radio reported. There was extensive damage but no injuries have been reported. No one has taken responsibility for this crime, and police are investigating. Shevardnadze Praises Stalin. Georgian president Shevardnadze told a crowd at Stalin's birthplace in Gori that the former Soviet leader had made "a big contribution" to world history and that recent discussions of his role in World War II were often unjust, Moscow radio reported May 7. While Stalin remains popular with some in his native republic of Georgia, Shevardnadze pointedly noted that he was speaking for all the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. THE LAST WORD And Now, Clinton Vodka. A distillery in Zhitomir has put a picture of President Clinton on 2,000 bottles of its best vodka, according to ads in Ukrainian newspapers this weekend. The new Clinton vodka is in honor of the president's visit to Kiev May 11. On the labels, Clinton is shown dressed in a Cossack hat and coat and in an embroidered Ukrainian-style shirt. Earlier, other firms have released vodka with pictures of Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Zhirinovsky on their labels. -------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed May 10 02:51:51 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from relay2.UU.NET by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10051; Wed, 10 May 95 02:51:50 -0400 Received: from kremvax.demos.su by relay2.UU.NET with SMTP id QQypbv10376; Wed, 10 May 1995 02:49:11 -0400 Received: from root@localhost by kremvax.demos.su id KAA23436; (8.6.9/D) Wed, 10 May 1995 10:47:46 +0400 Received: by sch57.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Wed, 10 May 1995 10:40:35 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: sch57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Wed, 10 May 1995 10:40:34 +0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sbylas' mechta idiota (tri prazdnika) Status: O Sbylas' mechta idiota (tri prazdnika) Hi folks! 9/05/1995 Segodnja, VPERVYE V ZhIZNI, g-n E prinimal voennyj parad i privetstvoval trudjaschihsja s tribuny *Mavzoleja V.I.Lenina*. Kogda on stal, bolee 4 let nazad, liderom etoj strany, on byl vynuzhden otmenit' etot strannyj obrjad, i takim obrazom triumf partsekretarja, sdelavshego kar'eru, okazalsja nepolon. Okonchatel'no detskie sny pionera Bori sbylis' tol'ko segodnja. No ob etom parade - pozzhe, snachala - o drugom. 1. V Groznom sostojalsja parad pobedy i demonstracija veteranov. Meroprijatie stalo vozmozhno v rezul'tate ne afishiruemoj lichnoj dogovorennosti s komandirami Soprotivlenija. V rezul'tate segodnja vpervye s nachala el'cinskogo moratorija ne bylo boev. Na samom dele parad proizoshel ne v Groznom, a neskol'kimi kilometrami severnee, v aeroportu "Shejh Mansur". Na shestvii veteranov bylo okolo 100 chelovek iz 500 priglashennyh. Ja dumaju, im bylo osobenno prijatno nabljudat' nagrazhdenie ordenami osobenno otlichivshihsja pri razrushenii ih domov i ubijstve sosedej. 2. Kak vy, verojatno, znaete, lidery pochti vseh zapadnyh stran (krome Izrailja, prezident kotorogo sobralsja druzhit' s EBN po polnoj programme) pridumali zhutko hitroumnuju ulovku: ob'javili, chto pochtjat zhertv, prisutstvuja na parade veteranov na Krasnoj ploschadi, no ne pojdut na sobstvenno voennyj parad na Poklonnoj gore - v znak protesta protiv Chechni, Irana i t.d. No na kazhduju hitruju zapadnuju zadnicu najdetsja russkij ... koroche govorja hitrec. Pomimo togo, chto v kolonne veteranov Klintona i kompaniju poprivetstvoval podpolkovnik Zhirinovskij v noven'kom mundire, posle veteranov na ploschad' vyshli-taki otrjady Moskovskogo voennogo okruga. Prichem Grachev uzhe uspel poradovat' soobscheniem, chto sredi nih est'-taki otdel'nye uchastniki chechenskoj vojny. Mnogie zhurnalisty pochemu-to reshili, chto zajavlenie liderov oznachaet, chto oni pokinut tribuny, no etogo, _estestvenno_, ne proizoshlo. Kak ja uzhe govoril, EBN prinimal parad s Mavzoleja (a ved' god-dva nazad Administracija obsuzhdala, ne snesti li ego k takoj-to fene, kazhetsja, ubojalis' UNESCO). V kachestve byvshego Politbjuro rjadom s gensekom stojali g-da Chernomyrdin, Shumejko, Rybkin i Luzhkov. Osnovnye ministry - na pravoj bokovoj tribune, na levoj - vassaly (lidery nekotoryh chlenov SNG). Drug Bill i prochie - pod nimi. V obschem, esteticheskaja garmonija vernulas'. 3. I u nas v mikrorajone byl prazdnik. Po ulicam ezdil gruzovik, snabzhennyj dvumja flagami - gosudarstvennym i moskovskim (krasnym s Egoriem, pyrjajuschim reptiliju). Na gruzovike na ramah byli podvesheny cerkovnye kolokola, i rjazhenye v drevnerusskie kostjumy muzhik, devka i paren' uslazhdali veteranov melodijami "Bozhe, carja hrani" i "Slav'sja". Ja podoshel poslushat', chego govorjat veterany po povodu takoj muzyki, no govorili oni o drugom: obsuzhdali izvestie, chto v nashej suprefekture razmeschajut rotu vojsk MVD, a v okruge - polk. "I na kogo oni tak vooruzhajutsja?" - ritoricheski sprosil veteran. Potomu chto vse znajut otvet. Vash Alik. PS Pominaja segodnja zhertv i vspominaja geroev, ne zabudem teh starikov, kotorye ne dozhili do godovschiny neskol'kih mesjacev, kotorye ostalis' lezhat' pod ruinami goroda s bol'shoj bukvy G, kotorye umerli ot goloda, ot holoda i ot otchajanija. Posredi strany - "pobeditel'nicy", na zakate tysjacheletija, na glazah ravnodushnogo mira... From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed May 10 13:37:08 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from Sun.COM by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11020; Wed, 10 May 95 13:37:06 -0400 Received: from East.Sun.COM (east.East.Sun.COM) by Sun.COM (sun-barr.Sun.COM) id AA23696; Wed, 10 May 95 10:36:59 PDT Received: from suneast.East.Sun.COM by East.Sun.COM (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA10004; Wed, 10 May 95 13:36:55 EDT Received: from chicklet.East.Sun.COM by suneast.East.Sun.COM (5.0/SMI-4.1-900117) id AA05483; Wed, 10 May 1995 13:36:54 +0500 Received: by chicklet.East.Sun.COM (5.x/SMI-SVR4) id AA27251; Wed, 10 May 1995 13:34:40 -0400 Date: Wed, 10 May 1995 13:34:40 -0400 From: milendor@suneast.East.Sun.COM (Michael Milendorf (Godin) - Sun BOS Firmware) Message-Id: <9505101734.AA27251@chicklet.East.Sun.COM> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: apartment in Moscow needed Cc: milendorf@chicklet.East.Sun.COM X-Sun-Charset: US-ASCII Content-Length: 240 Status: O Folks, A friend of mine needs an apartment in Moscow for the summer. A studio or one bedroom on Taganka or in the close vicinity. Please do not suggest other districts. If interested please reply to michael.milendorf@east.sun.com Thanks! From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed May 10 20:29:13 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11721; Wed, 10 May 95 20:29:11 -0400 Message-Id: <9505110029.AA11721@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Wed, 10 May 95 20:29:10 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject:INFO-RUSS: tum-balalaika -- in English Status: O This is almost exclusively for our "native":-) fellow subscribers, whose mother-tongue is English, who may not necessarily understand our barbaric transliterated Russian, and who feel at times a bit estranged:-) here, especially when it comes to poetry. (Don Alejandro Nalpak, that lousy self-appointed poetry-keeper, never took a pain to translate anything into English, sigh.) Here is a good piece of Russian poetry, translated into English by G. S. Smith. The poet is Alexander Galich, whose real-life last name was Ginzburg. The text was kindly passed on to me by Ilya Vinarsky , who knows more details about the book where this (and other) translations were published. Alexander Galich used to be one of few "unofficial" poets & bards (folk-singers, you might say) back in Russia in 1960-70-s (other names you might've heard, are Vladimir Vysotsky, Bulat Okudzhava, and Yuli Kim). Galich was most known among "intelligentsia", although some of his songs became real folk-stuff, with their lines sparkling here and there in urban street language. He was compelled to emigrate in the 70-s, and went to France, where he died soon in Paris, under murky circumstances smacking of a murder by an interested party... The song below was written in the end of 1968, after Soviet tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia... Poetry always looses something in translation, but the main theme transpires pretty well. With all the hoopla in Moscow around V-day, with Mr. Clinton and others giving a warm supportive shoulder to yet another Russ-tsar of the year, the other voices from deep under are quiet and barely heard... This is one of them... Try to hear it on that noisy background. Alexander Kaplan ------------------------------------------------------------------ Alexander Galich. Ballad of the Eternal Flame To Lev Kopelev Translated by Gerald Stanton Smith. (...I've been told that the favorite tune of the commandants of Auschwitz, the tune to which they sent batch after batch of prisoners to their deaths, was "Tum-Balalaika"; it was usually played by an orchestra of prisoners. ..."Crimson Poppies on Monte Cassino" is a song of the Polish Resistance.) "Unknown Warrior," wreathed in military glory, Are you dashing young hero or tragedy's seer? Before this conundrum, with thundering drums rolling, Heads of Governments humbly are bending the knee. Headstones stand like a shriek over graves without voices. Headstones may not be essence, but simulacra, Sometimes not to pain but to vain you're devoted, Letters inset with gold upon slabs of black granite! Is all this tale told now? Pain gone for good, over? Trumpet in the ghetto, bidding All you dead men, battle! Trumpet, sing out, call out, Sing about my Poland, Sing about my mother, Thrown in a cess-pool there! Tum-bala, tum-bala, tum-balalaika, Tum-bala, tum-bala, tum-balalaika, Tum-balalaika, spiltbalalaika, Oh, my heart's aching and breaking in two! Now the merchants arrive in Poznan, Soap and furs are the goods they're bying, While there's still time left for pausing Don't forget what things were like then. Scythed by fire from those black machine guns In our final unseeing onslaught "Blood-red poppies on Monte Cassino," We were falling among those poppies. In the picturesque market, meanwhile, Sometimes deutschmarks were rustling, then roubles, "Blood-red poppies on Monte Cassino," Now you're black poppies for a funeral! But the trumpet calls us to combat, And commands us to go on struggling! Sing to us of the world's most horrible, Of the world's most stable currency! Tum-bala, tum-bala, tum-balalaika, Tum-bala, tum-bala, tum-balalaika, Tum-balalaika, spiltbalalaika,} Oh, my heart's aching and breaking in two! You recall how a crazed young lad Led his squad on the Appelplaz, Tum-balalaika, spiltbalalaika, In the gas chamber they dance the Totentanz... Another thing: Mazurka step, A crouch and then the walk, To convict soldiers try to nab An enemy who'll talk. Mazurka walk, mazurka crouch, And dyed moustachios, A clock ticks in a soldier's pouch, His trophy from the wars! In Poznan three whole days and nights We went out on the spree... My mate escaped unrecognized, But a patrol got me! Oh bright blue jewel of the dawn And sunsets' aniline, While soldiers' boots go marching on Against Berlin city! Profundo thunder rumbles on Around the firing line, My comrades' boots go marching on, But I've been left behind! Hard by a river's curving bend, A resting place of green, Where sleeps a soldier who's been trained To fire a gun and kill! The broad highway, the open road Is my last bivouac, I'm short of one thing I should own: An epaulette with a star. Don't you grieve for me, my own mother dear, You sleep on peaceful, take your ease, And fare thee well, recce company, And Comrade Stalin, I must leave! Don't you mourn for me, my own mother dear, For fate is blind, as people say, It may come to pass that the folk will keep Weeds from sprouting where I'm laid... - And still more: Where political prisoners roamed, Searching their compounds for rotten roots in the snow, Not one Premier on earth will confront this scene, Hitch up his pants and go down on his knee! By the Kama and Ob, in Siberia's wastes, No wreaths and no flags will be laid on these graves! Their eternal flame, their glory undimming - Just the logpiles, the logpiles, that stand by the river! Later, my friends, later We'll put paid to pain for ever, Trumpet, sing out, ring out! Ring out, announce battle! Brazen and full throated Sing of my Potma! Sing of my own brother Laid in the cold northland! Oh, how that brazen bitter blare Calls you to combat, calls you to dare! Tum-balalaika, spiltbalalaika, This was the song as we went to our deaths! Tum-bala, tum-bala, tum-balalaika, Tum-bala, tum-bala, tum-balalaika, Tum-balalaika, spiltbalalaika, Oh, my heart's aching and breaking in two! 31 December 1968, Dubna, near Moscow ----------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu May 11 00:52:00 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from max.tiac.net by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17698; Thu, 11 May 95 00:51:57 -0400 Received: (from mmarkish@localhost) by max.tiac.net (8.6.9/8.6.6.Beta9) id AAA02874 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Thu, 11 May 1995 00:50:27 -0400 From: Mark Markish Subject: INFO-RUSS: Help sought on Mayakovsky To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 11 May 1995 00:50:26 -0400 (EDT) Status: O Dear Subscribers, please help me finding a quotation from Vl.Majakovskij (or proving that the words are not his): "...Rabota adova delaetsja uzhe." Thank you very much, - mmarkish@tiac.net From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu May 11 20:42:38 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19494; Thu, 11 May 95 20:42:36 -0400 Message-Id: <9505120042.AA19494@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Thu, 11 May 95 20:42:35 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: $2000+ -- update about Suhanov's visit Status: O People, I love you! (That is, those of you who contributed one way or another...:-) As I type, the balance on our account for Alik Suhanov's visit is crossing $2,000! We have cleared the lowest plank set for his visit! And we've got quite a few invitations for him to visit by now. You, folks, made it possible. We made it in an old-fashioned, self- reliable, straightforward way. No foundations, trusts, no government funds, no tax-payer money, no tax-deductible gimmiks, no product- promotion donations. It was your straight and honest hard-yearned buck ("trudovoi zelenen'kii":-) that did it! And most of all, your dedication and trust into each other. I am proud to have you as my subscribers! (Oooops, I started talking like a political fat cat.:-) It was a bit amazing to watch the money coming. Most of you sent your checks directly to the bank as I asked. This way no record is left in the bank about your names, but the numbers tell some story. Most of the checks are for $10, as I asked for. Quite a few of them are larger, $15 to $35. Than $50, $67 and $77. Now, $115, $160, $186. People bundled their contribution together? Kto-to pustil shapku po krugu? Here is most amazing: $423.04. See, 4 cents? Looks like somebody (most likely, from overseas) quietly collected this nice bundle of money among a local group of subscribers and sent it through the nasty bank system that collected its transfer fee... Thank you, guys. One check, for $5. My friend, I can clearly see that your budget is tight, and yet you wanted to support our drive; my great thanks. Or who knows, it might've been somebody's kid, who saved on his/her lunch allowances. Thank you, my little friend. Some of you sent your checks directly to me (as one of you stated, "Yes, I do want to be noticed, now what?" See, you've been noticed.:-). One of our Russ-Canadians annoied by bank charges, sent his $$ cash in an envelope. Just like that. (It is not that I am recommending this to anybody...) An old friend sent in a check for $33.33 with, I guess, a clear hint about "skinut'sya na troih". Gosh, is he implying that Russian vodka is $100 a bottle these days?! As of few hours ago, the total balance on INFO-RUSS account reached $1921.37, with at least about $150 more in pipeline, i. e. coming soon. This is still near minimum (aside from transportation costs, we should give our guest at least some money for his personal expenses), so new contributions are encouraged. We have some new invitations for him to stay (Chicago and San Diego). All of you who sent in your invitations -- great thanks! My thanks also to Maxim Poliashanko and Voldya Shander who are about to plunge into tough job of lining up invitations and purchasing tickets. Anybody is welcome to send in new invitations. We expect final news about Suhanov's travel visa within next few days. The preliminary expected date of his arrival to the US is around the middle of June; the duration of his stay is about 3 to 4 weeks. Thank you folks, again. --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Send your check to: First National Bank of Maryland, Johns Hopkins Office 34th and N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, USA (I'll also process your check if you choose to send it directly to me.) On the front of your check, in the line "Pay to the order of" write INFO-RUSS, Acc. # 52716692 On the back of the check write: For deposit only. INFO-RUSS, Acc. # 52716692 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Send your invitations for A. Suhanov to be your guest to visit coordinators: Maxim Poliashenko Vladimir Shander ------------------------------------------------------------------------- From bakshee@wri.com Fri May 12 13:44 EDT 1995 Received: from dragonfly.wri.com by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17926; Fri, 12 May 95 13:44:17 -0400 Received: from [140.177.10.167] (baksheeMAC.wri.com) by dragonfly.wri.com with SMTP id AA25338 (5.67b/IDA-1.4.4 for ); Fri, 12 May 1995 12:44:04 -0500 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Fri, 12 May 1995 12:44:08 -0600 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: bakshee@wri.com (Igor Bakshee) Subject: INFO-RUSS: refugee from Chechnya? Status: O I heard from an internet mail that some help might be available at this address... I am looking for a way to bring here my father from Chechnya as a refugee. As you understand, timing is crucial. Any pointers? Thanks, Igor From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri May 12 17:39:10 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail06.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26343; Fri, 12 May 95 17:39:08 -0400 Received: by mail06.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA097534746; Fri, 12 May 1995 17:39:07 -0400 Date: Fri, 12 May 1995 17:39:07 -0400 From: RichInt@aol.com Message-Id: <950512173839_116688219@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Job in Russia? Status: O Hello everyone: I have a friend that wishes to find a job in Russia, preferably in the automotive industry arena. He is an American, in his fifties and speaks fluent Russian and English. Can anyone tell me if there are job agency or know of large automotive corporations that I could Email or fax? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Steve From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat May 13 01:37:49 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02901; Sat, 13 May 95 01:37:47 -0400 Message-Id: <9505130537.AA02901@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sat, 13 May 95 01:37:43 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: 15 EMBASSIES Status: O ----------------------------------------------------------------- Received through our Washington-DC connections. AEK ----------------------------------------------------------------- A DIRECTORY OF 15 EMBASSIES Armenia 1660 L Street, NW Suite 210 Washington, DC 20036 Tel: 202-628-5766 Fax: 202-628-5769 E-mail: N/A Azerbaijan 927 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 Tel: 202-842-0001 Fax: 202-842-0004 E-mail: azerbaijan@mcimail.com Belarus 1619 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009 Tel: 202-986-1604 Fax: 202-986-1805 E-mail: N/A Estonia 1030 15th Street, NW Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20005 Tel: 202-789-0320 Fax: 202-789-0471 E-mail: ESTONIA/ESTEMBWA/KAARI%Embassy_Of_Estonia @mcimail.com Georgia 1511 K Street, NW Suite 424 Washington, DC 20005 Tel: 202-393-5959 Fax: 202-393-6060 E-mail: N/A Kazakhstan 3421 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007 Tel: 202-333-4504 Fax: 202-333-4509 E-mail: N/A Kyrgyzstan 1511 K Street, NW Suite 706 Washington, DC 20005 Tel: 202-347-3732 Fax: 202-347-3718 E-mail: 73121.3244@compuserve.com Latvia 4325 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20011 Tel: 202-726-8213 Fax: 202-726-6785 E-mail: N/A Lithuania 2622 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009 Tel: 202-234-5860 Fax: 202-328-0466 E-mail: 73244.717@compuserve.com Moldova 1511 K Street, NW Suite 329 Washington, DC 20005 Tel: 202-783-3012 Fax: 202-783-3342 E-mail: doinita@aol.com Russian Federation 2650 Wisconsin Avenue Washington, DC 20007 Tel: 202-298-5700 Fax: 202-298-5735 E-mail: N/A Tajikistan 136 East 67th Street New York, New York 10021 Tel: 212-472-7645 Fax: same E-mail: N/A Turkmenistan 1511 K Street, NW Suite 412 Washington, DC 20005 Tel: 202-737-4800 Fax: 202-737-1152 E-mail: N/A Ukraine 3350 M Street, NW Washington, DC 20007 Tel: 202-333-0606 Fax: 202-333-0817 E-mail: vmar@aol.com Uzbekistan 1511 K Street, NW Suite 619 Washington, DC 20005 Tel: 202-638-4267 Fax: 202-638-4268 E-mail: N/A ---------------------------------------------------------- From mi@cs.bu.edu Sat May 13 14:28:17 1995 Received: from CS.BU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04126; Sat, 13 May 95 14:28:17 -0400 Received: from csb.bu.edu by cs.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id OAA23748; Sat, 13 May 1995 14:27:50 -0400 From: mi@cs.bu.edu (Mikhail Teterin) Received: by csb.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id OAA07701; Sat, 13 May 1995 14:27:28 -0400 Message-Id: <199505131827.OAA07701@csb.bu.edu> Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for... To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 13 May 1995 14:27:21 -0400 (EDT) Status: Or I am looking for Alena Lancman from Kiev. She has left for Israel this year. Thank you. Sincerely, -mi (Mikhail Teterin) From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun May 14 18:48:17 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from jeflin.TJU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12527; Sun, 14 May 95 18:48:15 -0400 Received: from JEFLIN.TJU.EDU by JEFLIN.TJU.EDU with SMTP; Sun, 14 May 1995 18:46:36 -0400 (EDT) Date: Sun, 14 May 1995 18:46:34 +0200 (IST) From: Dmitry Gurevich/CGS 2001 Sender: Dmitry Gurevich/CGS 2001 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Military draft mailing list To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=US-ASCII Status: O Hi, folks, On suggestion by Alex Kaplan I am starting mailing list which will carry information on all draft-related problems for Russian citizens - INFO-DRAFT. Situation with draft is getting tenser and it is especially important issue in the time of summer vacations. All questions, information and subscription requests please send to me at gurevic1@jeflin.tju.edu with subject INFO-DRAFT:..... I can send to everyone interested in the subject, the summary of all the information I currently have on it. But more solid and detailed information is needed. So, if you have any SPECIFIC information, please share. (I guess we all know they are bustards in voenkomats, but we still need to deal somehow with them and with the situation. Hiding in the hole is the last and, maybe, not the safest choice). Mitya Gurevich From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon May 15 01:04:20 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from gatekeeper.bgs.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18940; Mon, 15 May 95 01:04:18 -0400 Received: from aix2.bgs.com by gatekeeper.bgs.com with smtp (Smail3.1.28.1 #3) id m0sAsKH-0007vHC; Mon, 15 May 95 01:04 ADT Received: by aix2.bgs.com (Smail3.1.28.1 #57) id m0sAsKH-0001dcC; Mon, 15 May 95 01:04 EDT Message-Id: Date: Mon, 15 May 95 01:04 EDT From: yefim@bgs.com (Yefim Somin) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: travelers checks Status: O This must have been asked before, but... Is it possible to exchange travelers checks for cash (rubles) in Moscow and SPB, and if yes how much (little) trouble is it. Thanks, Yefim Somin yefim@bgs.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon May 15 19:03:37 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from ruf.rice.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20658; Mon, 15 May 95 19:03:35 -0400 Received: from [128.42.42.67] by ruf.rice.edu (SAA27085); Mon, 15 May 1995 18:03:32 -0500 Date: Mon, 15 May 1995 18:03:32 -0500 Message-Id: <199505152303.SAA27085@ruf.rice.edu> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: lera@ruf.rice.edu (Valeria Randolph) Subject: INFO-RUSS: $$ transfer to FSU Status: O Dear Folks: I need to send some $$$ to my parents in Kharkov on regular basis. If anyone knows the cheapest and the most reliable way to send $$$ to Ukraine I would very much appreciate any info. Thank you. Lera. lera@ruf.rice.edu (Valeria Randolph) From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue May 16 14:36:06 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from beta.hendrix.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28097; Tue, 16 May 95 14:36:03 -0400 Date: Tue, 16 May 95 14:36:03 -0400 Message-Id: <9505161836.AA28097@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from 192.131.98.23 by ALPHA.HENDRIX.EDU (MX V4.1 VAX) with SMTP; Tue, 16 May 1995 13:37:24 CDT Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: zeev@alpha.hendrix.edu (Zeev Barel) Subject: INFO-RUSS: 1-year position in CS/Mathematics Status: O The following announcement is for job seekers. The position is temporary and has just materialized. A temporary, 1-year position in Computer Science and Mathematics for academic year 1995-96. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in mathematics or computer science with at least a master's degree in computer science. Responsibilities include teaching six courses (two per 10-week term): Introduction to Programming, Computer Architecture and Assembly Language, Theory of Computation, Applied Discrete Mathematics (two sections), and Advanced Topics (content to be determined). Hendrix College is a private, selective, United Methodist related, liberal arts college of about 1000 students in Arkansas about 30 miles north of Little Rock. The Department of Mathematics, with four full-time faculty, has a vigorous undergraduate research program and currently offers a major in mathematics with emphasis in computer science. A complete application must inclule a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and letters from three references (at least one of whom is qualified to address teaching effectiveness). We will begin evaluating applications on May 25, 1995 and continue until the position is filled. Robert C. Eslinger, Professor and Chair Department of Mathematics, Hendrix College 1601 Harkrider Street, Conway, AR 72032 E-mail: eslinger@hendrix.edu Phone: (501) 450-1254 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue May 16 16:49:58 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from maxwell.iia2.org by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28376; Tue, 16 May 95 16:49:56 -0400 Received: from localhost (monastl@localhost) by maxwell.iia2.org (8.6.5/8.6.5) id QAA16702; Tue, 16 May 1995 16:01:40 -0500 Date: Tue, 16 May 1995 16:01:39 -0500 (CDT) From: Lenny Monastyrsky To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Info on Valentina Tereshkova. Message-Id: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: O Dear fellow INFO-RUSS subscribers: My boss has asked me to help his daughter who is preparing a report on the first female who went into space -- Valentina Tereshkova, nasha Valya. She is going to deliver that presentation before her classmates this Friday. So... My career is in your hands :-) .... I need all kinds of information on this person: Where and when Valya was born and who the parents and grandparents were. Height, weight, eye and hair color, birth marks, etc. Husband(s), kid(s) (name and ages, please), all the biographic information. What she was doing before, during and after the flight. Any achievements/activities, well-known and not. What she is doing now. Any anecdotes, jokes, true stories, gossips, rumors, etc. Koroche, vse anketnye dannye and beyond. Please, help! Please respond to my personal email address: monastl@iia2.org Sincerely, Lenny Monastyrsky. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue May 16 23:55:32 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from CGL.BU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29017; Tue, 16 May 95 23:55:31 -0400 Received: by cgl.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id XAA00961; Tue, 16 May 1995 23:55:28 -0400 From: simon1@cgl.bu.edu (Simon Streltsov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Tours in Israel in Russian To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 16 May 1995 23:55:28 -0400 (EDT) Status: O May I ask people to share experiences in Israeli tourism? What are the good Israel tours that are conducted in Russian? Any particular good guides that have good knowledge of historical and religious issues? What is usually better and cheaper: to order a tour from US - or find them upon arrival? Any particular horrow stoies (-:? Simcha Streltsov to subscribe send Moderator of Russian-Jews List sub russian-jews simcha@shamash.nysernet.org to listproc@shamash.nysernet.org archives via WWW: gopher://shamash.nysernet.org:70/hh/lists/russian-jews via gopher: shamash.nysernet.org Path=1/lists/russian-jews From adruk@mailer.fsu.edu Wed May 17 09:09 EDT 1995 Received: from mailer.fsu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02305; Wed, 17 May 95 09:09:42 -0400 Received: from [0.0.0.0] (nb3.acns.fsu.edu) by mailer.fsu.edu with SMTP id AA02584 (5.65c/IDA-1.4.4 for ); Wed, 17 May 1995 09:09:37 -0400 Date: Wed, 17 May 1995 08:29:07 -0600 (CST) From: "Aleksandr Y. Druk" Reply-To: adruk@mailer.fsu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: internet access from Israel Status: O I would like to help my friend in Israel, Ierusalem to get access to the internet or at least to e-mail services. Does somebody know a chepest way to do so? Dr. Alexander Y. Drouk The Florida State University Department of Biological Science Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2043 internet: adruk@mailer.acns.fsu.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed May 17 23:47:21 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from pip.cc.brandeis.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06986; Wed, 17 May 95 23:47:19 -0400 Received: from PIP.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU by PIP.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU (PMDF V4.3-10 #7331) id <01HQMM7755M400K8EJ@PIP.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU>; Wed, 17 May 1995 23:47:08 -0400 (EDT) Date: Wed, 17 May 1995 23:47:08 -0400 (EDT) From: "EFIM FURMAN (FIMA)" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Otkaz ot Grazhdanstwa. To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: <01HQMM7755M600K8EJ@PIP.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU> X-Vms-To: IN%"info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu" Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT Status: O Est' li u kogo-to opyt po otkazu ot bywshego sowetskogo grazdanstwa? Menya etot wopros sejchas ochen' interesuet. Fima. From owner-russian-jews@israel.nysernet.ORG Thu May 18 09:50 EDT 1995 Received: from israel.nysernet.org by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12278; Thu, 18 May 95 09:50:03 -0400 Received: by israel.nysernet.ORG (4.1/3.1.090690-NYSERnet Inc.) id AA16095; Thu, 18 May 95 09:47:43 EDT Received: from cgl.bu.edu by israel.nysernet.ORG (4.1/3.1.090690-NYSERnet Inc.) id AA15579; Thu, 18 May 95 09:37:34 EDT Received: by cgl.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id JAA20463; Thu, 18 May 1995 09:36:40 -0400 Date: Thu, 18 May 1995 09:36:39 -0400 (EDT) From: simon1@cgl.bu.edu (Simon Streltsov) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Searching for People in Israel Status: O ------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a reply to Senya Streltsov's recent request on his "russian-jews"-list . I found it to be of possible interest to all the people looking for friends/relatives in Israel. -- Alex Kaplan ------------------------------------------------------------------- > I was somewhat successful in tracing missing relatives in Israel in 1993. At > that time, I contacted the following organization- > > The Jewish Agency > Search Bureau for Missing Relatives > Post Office Box 92 > Jerusalem 91920, Israel > Attention Batya > > The telephone number there is (02) 231606/247770. A person by the name of > Batya was very helpful in locating my cousin. When she tried to reach my > cousin by phone and failed, she made a personal visit to locate her. Batya > also speaks Russian. > > I suggest that, when you correspond with that agency, include a > self-addressed envelop and an International Postal Return Coupon to cover > their expense in responding to your request. > > Good luck. > > Leonard Markowitz priluki@aol.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu May 18 10:12:05 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from bcmp.med.harvard.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13275; Thu, 18 May 95 10:12:02 -0400 Received: from [134.174.145.22] by bcmp.med.harvard.edu (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA19835; Thu, 18 May 95 10:24:29 EDT Date: Thu, 18 May 95 10:24:28 EDT Message-Id: <9505181424.AA19835@bcmp.med.harvard.edu> From: "Michael" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Postdoctoral position opening Status: O Postdoctoral position at Boston Biomedical Research Institute. One postdoctoral position is available to study the role of molecular chaperones in phosphorylation of a G1 cyclin in yeast. Requires a strong background in protein biochemistry. Please, send CV either by E-mail or mail to: Dr. Michael Sherman, Dept. of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck St., Boston, MA 02115. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu May 18 21:17:24 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14603; Thu, 18 May 95 21:17:22 -0400 Message-Id: <9505190117.AA14603@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Thu, 18 May 95 21:17:21 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: kina ne budet, no Suhanov edet... Status: O Dear folks, This is my regular "summer-is-coming" msg; couple news about info-russ you may want to know. First, since I am going to do some overseas traveling, info-russ will be closed from May 26 till about June 22-24. During the rest of the summer, since I'll be in and out, info-russ will be a bit slow, so don't expect your postings to be broadcasted necessarily within one or two days; it may take longer than that. My suggestion, as usual in the summer, is: don't submit your posting unless you are really desperate. Second: for those of you who followed our invitation for Alik Suhanov, our Moscow reporter on Chechnya war, to visit the USA. So far we have collected about $2,300, so our drive was greatly successful. I am very happy about that. When you do something, you want it to be done, don't you. After all, only what you do, counts... My thanks to all of you who contributed, either by money, or/and by your invitations. Some checks are still in the mail; I think at least $100-150 will materialize soon. Thus, money is no problem anymore; at this point, we are engaged in ticket reservation, scheduling, etc. We still haven't had final news on his visa. Those of you who invited him to be your guests, please stay in touch with our fellow info-russ-ians:-), coordinating his travel: Maxim Poliashenko and Vladimir Shander . Be aware please that Alik Suhanov may not necessarily go to all the places offered to him (money and time may put the limitations), but he is greatly grateful to all of you who extended him their invitation. Anyway, stay in close touch with Maxim and Volodya or directly with Alik. If anything is OK, he will be arriving in the US sometime after June 15. All right, folks, have a good summer, and let the FOR(:-)SS be with you. My very best, --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator From @JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU:owner-jamestown-l@eva.dc.LSOFT.COM Fri May 19 10:59 EDT 1995 Received: from jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21680; Fri, 19 May 95 10:59:08 -0400 Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 8110; Fri, 19 May 95 10:58:29 EST Received: from JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV@JHUVM) by JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 8107; Fri, 19 May 1995 10:40:26 -0500 Received: from PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM by PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM (LISTSERV-TCP/IP release 1.8b) with spool id 118093 for JAMESTOWN-L@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM; Fri, 19 May 1995 09:36:15 -0500 Received: from jf4.jamestown.org by uu5.psi.com (5.65b/4.0.071791-PSI/PSINet) via SMTP; id AA28615 for JAMESTOWN-L@eva.dc.LSOFT.COM; Fri, 19 May 95 10:37:58 -0400 Date: Fri, 19 May 1995 10:24:28 PDT Reply-To: The Jamestown Foundation's reports on the former Soviet Union From: Jim Landon Subject: INFO-RUSS: MONITOR: May 19, 1995 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O ____________________________________________________________________ These are excerpts from MONITOR vol. 1 No. 15 May 19, 1995. AK ____________________________________________________________________ MAJOR STORIES CHECHENPEACE STILL A LONG WAY OFF. On May 19 Russian president Boris Yeltsin vetoed his prime minister's May 18 offer to conduct discussions with the Chechens on a roundtable basis with OSCE representation. Russian defense minister Pavel Grachev had said in Beijing even before the veto was announced, that he would meet with Chechen commanders only if ordered to do so and only after their "full disarmament and surrender." Heavy fighting continued in Chechnya after a lull during which Russian forces prepared for an assault on the Chechen-held mountains, Itar-Tass reported May 18. Russian agencies reported that once again the army, and not the interior troops, are bearing the brunt of combat operations. Also, the military is seeking more tanks and ammunition, an indication of just how difficult the Russian assault on the mountains will be. Again on May 18 there was no additional word on the fate of Fred Cuny, an American aid specialist who has been missing in Chechnya since April 9. RUSSIAN SECRET POLICE GIVEN NEW POWERS, MORE FUNDS. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) will soon have powers that "even the KGB did not dream of," Kommersant-daily reported May 18. The paper said that the Duma had given preliminary approval May 17 to a bill that would allow the FSB to engage in wiretapping, monitoring of computer nets, and the setting up of files on Russians--all in the name of fighting crime. The same day, the Russian finance ministry said that there must be increases in the budgets of the state security services. The ministry added that it could pay for these increases through cutbacks in the military, a step that will only fuel the already-existing conflicts between the military and the security services. ******************************************************* A SPECIAL STORE FOR DUMA MEMBERS. Duma members now can patronize a special store closed to ordinary citizens, Obshchaya gazeta (no. 20) reported. This return to a Soviet-era institution is one more way the government of Prime Minister Chernomyrdin is seeking to win the backing of incumbents, and one more reason why incumbents are fighting so hard to hold onto their jobs. But public discussions about such stores will only further erode the authority of both the Duma and the Chernomyrdin administration. ******************************************************* RUSSIAN MARINES IN MOSCOW PARADE FOUGHT IN CHECHNYA. Col. Gen. Ivan Skuratov, the commander of Russian marines, said that more than 50 units from the Northern and Baltic fleets had taken part in the Chechen fighting, Krasnaya zvezda reported May 17. The general said these units had now been withdrawn from the North Caucasus but there was still one marine unit from the Pacific fleet there. Several marine units from the Baltic fleet participated in the Moscow V-E Day parade that President Clinton attended. At the time, Russian officials reassured Western diplomats that these marines had been in Chechnya but had not fought there. Skuratov's comments make it clear that the marine units in the parade had indeed participated actively in the fighting. MOSCOW TIGHTENS VISA REGIME. In order to fight a rising tide of counterfeiting of government documents, the Russian government announced that organizations who issue the invitations foreigners need to obtain visas will now have to use a standard form issued by the state, Moskovsky komsomolets reported May 17. The program was introduced in Moscow and Saint Petersburg this week and will soon be extended to the entire country. That counterfeiting has become a serious problem in other spheres as well was highlighted by an article in Stolitsa, no. 18. That magazine noted that even Moscow militiamen will tell Muscovites where they can go to get false documents and said that counterfeiters were now selling Moscow State University diplomas for 7,000 rubles--approximately $1.40. FATHER MEN' MURDER CASE SUSPENDED. Moscow prosecutors have suspended their investigation of the brutal murder several years ago of Russian Orthodox priest, Father Men', because the lack of a suspect, Narodnaya gazeta reported May 17. This decision effectively drops charges against I. Bushnev who had been indicted earlier. Many human rights activists suspected that Father Men' was murdered by nationalist extremists because of his outspoken defense of human rights. MOONSHINE COSTS MOSCOW MONEY. The Russian treasury is suffering "colossal" losses because of illegal liquor imports and especially because of a rising flood of moonshine, Segodnya said May 18. The paper suggested that as much as one quarter of all alcohol consumed in Russia today is produced by illegal--and untaxed--stills. Because of vagaries in the Russian tax system, alcohol imports particularly from Ukraine also go untaxed, the paper said. BURYING LENIN IS "NOT ENOUGH." According to an article in this week's Argumenty i fakty, all who visit Lenin's mausoleum on Red Square receive up to 700 roentgens of "black, invisible energy" which leaves them spiritually crippled. "Burying [Lenin, the usual suggestion] is not enough," the paper said. "Christian rules for fighting satanism suggest that the corpse and all his works should be burned. Perhaps then our country would be free of suffering." ------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat May 20 11:15:39 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29276; Sat, 20 May 95 11:15:37 -0400 Message-Id: <9505201515.AA29276@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sat, 20 May 95 11:15:36 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Tenure denied Status: O ---------------------------------------------------------------------- A subscriber who wanted to remain anonymous, forwarded this to me. AK ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Why God Would Never Receive Tenure at a University 1) He had only one major publication. 2) It was in Hebrew. 3) It has no references. 4) It was not published in a refereed journal. 5) Some doubt He wrote it himself. 6) He may have created the world, but what has He done since then? 7) The scientific community cannot replicate His results. 8) He never got permission from the ethics board to use human subjects. 9) When one experiment went awry, He tried to cover it by drowning the subjects. 10) He rarely came to class and just told His students, "Read the BOOK!" 11) Some say He had His Son teach the class. 12) He expelled His first two students. 13) His office hours were irregular and sometimes held on a mountain top. 14) Although there were only 10 requirements, most students failed them. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat May 20 17:15:35 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from rosa.fis.cinvestav.mx by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00057; Sat, 20 May 95 17:15:32 -0400 Received: by rosa.fis.cinvestav.mx (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA28363; Sat, 20 May 95 15:22:30 CST Date: Sat, 20 May 1995 15:22:30 -0600 (CST) From: Oleg Titov X-Sender: titov@rosa To: INFO-RUSS Subject: INFO-RUSS: Novie telefonnie kodi Message-Id: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: O Privet vsem! Hodit uporniy sluh (azh zhuzhzhit v golove), chto poyavilis' novie telefonnie codi dlya exUSSR. A imenno: Ukraine 7 --> 380 Belorussiya 7 --> 375 Armeniya 7 --> 374 Kto mozhet poddtvertit' (oprovergnut' ;-) etu informatsiyu, ne sochtite za trud mail-nut' mne chto znaete. Vsego dobrogo, Oleg Titov From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun May 21 06:10:04 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from actcom.co.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06933; Sun, 21 May 95 06:09:56 -0400 Received: from isg.UUCP by actcom.co.il with UUCPisg (8.6.12/actcom-0.1) id NAA14813 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Sun, 21 May 1995 13:10:12 +0300 (rfc931-sender: uucp@localhost) Received: from serg.isg.co.il by isg.co.il (8.6.10/ACTCOM-ISG-S-1.0) id MAA02342; Sun, 21 May 1995 12:54:17 +0400 Date: Sun, 21 May 95 12:35:07 PDT From: Sergey Klyushin Sender: Sergey Klyushin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Moving to Canada To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu X-Mailer: Chameleon - TCP/IP for Windows by NetManage, Inc. Message-Id: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: O Dear IR-netters, I have some questions to ask you, and it's quite important for me. I am moving to Canada (Toronto) in a month and need to find employment there as soon as possible. I am a computer systems analyst, programmer, and I have varied and deep experience in different areas of software engineering and large project development. I have a Ph.D. degree from Moscow Institute of Electronic Engineering (approved in Israel). My programming experience is eight years (C/C++, OOP, GUI, MS Windows, client/server applications). I am quick learning, etc., etc. This is my background. Does anybody know any employment agencies? Is any newsgroup (job-list) in Canada? How to post a resume in the (JOB-)Net in Canada? It will be greatly appreciated if you could forward my resume to a potential employer there. Actually - ANY help finding employment there will be significant. I would appreciate if somebody with a relevant experience can give advises on some practical matters (like housing, car/medical insurance, Russian (Jew) community and any other useful tips.) Thanks in advance and good luck to everyone. Please reply directly to me: serg@isg.co.il Fax: (972)-4-320-754 Voice: (972)-4-324-536 (w), (972)-4-525-337 (h) Sergey Klyushin Hamaginim str., 130/4, 35418 Haifa, Israel Thanks for your kindness. Sergey. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun May 21 15:20:22 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07801; Sun, 21 May 95 15:20:13 -0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa07319; 21 May 95 23:11 MSD Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v5.06gamma, 07Feb93); Sun, 21 May 1995 23:00:38 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Sun, 21 May 1995 23:00:37 +0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Internet imeni KGB i prochie dela Status: O ------------------ U men'a pojavils'a novyj adres (v dopolnenie k etomu): alsu@mx.iki.rssi.ru Rekomenduju pol'zovat's'a kak dopolnitel'nym, osobenno v srochnyh sluchajah. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Internet imeni KGB i prochie dela Hi folks! 21/05/1995 (den' rozhdenija A.D.Saharova) Ob'javleno o prodazhe kontrol'nogo paketa rossijskoj kompanii RELCOM (prakticheskogo monopolista uslug po svjazi komp'juterov nashej strany s Internet i drugimi global'nymi setjami) v sobstvennost' FAPSI (upravlenie pravitel'stvennoj svjazi ex-KGB). V nastojaschee vremja FAPSI nahoditsja ne v strukture pravitel'stvennyh organov, a podchinjaetsja tol'ko prezidentu E. Sobstvenno govorja, prodazhej etu original'nuju (osobenno v epohu privatizacii!) sdelku nazvat' trudno: pravlenie AO prosto emittiruet nuzhnoe chislo akcij, kotorye i peredajutsja FAPSI v obmen na druzhbu i kanaly svjazi. FAPSI i RELCOM uzhe vospol'zovalis' obschim pavil'onom na vystavke "Intersvjaz'-95" v Moskve. V subbotnej "Nezavisimoj gazete" opublikovana razrabotka Administracii prezidenta o podgotovke vyborov, gde i formuliruetsja plan sozdanija reguliruemoj dvuhpartijnoj sistemy i, po vyrazheniju dokumenta, "sanacii vyborov". V dokumente otmechajutsja "iskljuchitel'nye preimuschestva kandidatov, soglashajuschihsja vstupit' v odin iz dvuh blokov, v chasti narezki izbiratel'nyh okrugov, finansirovanija i dostupa k SMI". V kachestve trudnostej otmechaetsja "psihologicheskaja i organizacionnaja negotovnost' sotrudnikov Administracii rukovodit' bor'boj dvuh partij iz odnogo centra". Takzhe govoritsja, chto mestnye chinovniki ploho svykajutsja s ideej dvuh pravjaschih partij, i poetomu predlagaetsja odnopartijnyj proekt ne spisyvat' so schetov slishkom pospeshno. Naposledok esche dve citaty: "Narushiteli ukazanij o snjatii kandidatur [v sluchae ugrozy, chto "bor'ba luchshego s esche luchshim" povysit shansy nezdorovyh sil] dolzhny nemedlenno lishatsja finansirovanija i dostupa k SMI". "Neuspeh zdorovyh sil [dvuh pravjaschih partij] na vyborah Dumy postavit pod ugrozu samu vozmozhnost' provedenija prezidentskih vyborov". Oj, veselo u nas tut skoro budet... Segodnja S.A.Kovalev daval obshirnoe interv'ju Radio Svoboda (Savik Shuster, Fioretta Kukurnija iz "Reppublika" i Aleksandr Zhilin iz "Moskovskih Novostej"). Zrelische bylo pechal'noe. Na 5-j minute Zhilin sprosil, schitaet li K. sebja i "Vybor Rossii" otvetstvennymi za nyneshnego E, i svjazyvaet li krov' Chechni s proizvolom i bezzakoniem oktjabrja 1993. K. prakticheski sorvalsja, i svoju obychnuju poziciju - vo-pervyh, E byl vo vsem prav, a vo-vtoryh, my ego jarostno kritikovali - vyskazal pochti istericheski. Na zamechanie F.Kukurnija, chto U NEE SLOZhILOS' VPEChATLENIE, chto DVR vse zhe E ne kritikoval, K. otvetil, chto ona vse zabyla i pereputala, i posle etogo 40 minut rugal zhurnalistov, chto oni predvzjaty, hotjat obvinit' ego i Gajdara vo chto by to ni stalo, predstavlenija o politikah cherpajut na ulice (a gde ih cherpat' v demokraticheskoj strane?) i nakonec obvinil v tom, chto oni umyshlenno hotjat raskolot' demokraticheskij lager'. Preklonjajas' pered muzhestvom i zaslugami velikogo cheloveka, ja vse zhe ne mogu otdelat'sja ot soznanija, chto krichat' na zhurnalistov (k tomu zhe tvoih storonnikov) - uzhe diagnoz. Po krajnej mere politicheskij. A ved' eto bezuslovno luchshij chelovek v partii DVR! E poka ne nalozhil veto na zakon o vyborah Dumy (napomnju, chto duma nabrala 2/3 golosov, chtoby preodolet' veto Soveta Federacii), no napravil v Dumu pis'mo, gde predlagaet dobrovol'no otkazat'sja ot neprijatnyh prezidentu polozhenij: zapreta uchastija v predvybornoj kampanii chinovnikov i sohranenija 50% mest za partijami (v vyshecitirovannoj analiticheskoj zapiske nastojatel'no rekomenduetsja dobit'sja snizhenija etogo chisla). Veto prezidenta ne smozhet byt' preodoleno, odnako est' somnenija, chto E reshitsja k nemu pribegnut' - togda on budet edinstvenno otvetstvennym v glazah russkih, i chto dlja nego gorazdo opasnee, Zapada, za sryv vyborov. Posmotrim, posmotrim. Vash Alik From burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Sun May 21 23:14 EDT 1995 Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01229; Sun, 21 May 95 23:14:52 -0400 Date: Sun, 21 May 95 22:21:41 EDT From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA29802; Sun, 21 May 95 22:21:41 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: O >From: IN%"andr@mig.phys.msu.su" "Andrei Andrianov" Time: 16-MAY-1995 02:58:58.33 "Dokladyvaiu Vashemu Prevoshoditel'stvu, chto artilleriia bezdeistvovala po 16 prichinam. Prichina 1: ne bylo poroha." Klassicheskii anekdot XIX veka. Ura! V Kolomne sostoialis' parlamentskie vybory! Predydushii kongressmen okazalsia otkrovennym mafiozi (prichem melkim), kotoryi uje v range kongressmena sobstvennoruchno zastrelil iz avtomata dvuh konkurentov i cherez nekotoroe vremia byl zastrelen sam. Sootvetstvenno otkrylas' vakansiia, i vse zainteresovannye sily reshili pristreliat'sia iz glavnogo kalibra. Smysla v etom nikakogo - polnomochiia vse ravno issiakaiut osen'iu; iskliuchitel'no proba sil. Itak, sobralsia sleduiushii panoptikum: 1) Glavnyi fashistskii boltun po familii Vedenkin. Kruglolicyi korotko strijenyi molodoi chelovek v galstuke i 'troike', kak-to ob'iavivshii po TV, chto za nego 50% armii, chto za nim ogromnye den'gi i chto on gotov lichno rasstreliat' Sergeia Kovaleva (pravozashitnika). Mass-media nervnichali po etomu povodu nedeli dve. 2) Jena slavnogo Sergeia Mavrodi (AO MMM). Kto doljna byt' jena u krupnogo finansovogo aferista? Pravil'no, manekenshica. Iz teh, kogo fotografiruiut v shirokopoloi shliape, razvevaiushihsia odejdah i s dlinnoi sigaretoi v dlinnyh pal'cah. 3) Kosmonavt-2 German Titov. Da, voobrazite, jiv-zdorov i neploho vygliadit. Kak by slegka kommunist. 4) Lider nekoego 'Soiuza oficerov' - ocherednoi melkoi partii obijennyh idiotov. 5) Mestnyi nachal'nik - govoriat, vpolne tolkovyi - po familii, predstav'te sebe, Guberman. 'Demokraty' (v smysle Gaidar i Co) grustno priznali, chto u nih net ni deneg na kampaniiu, ni podhodiashego kandidata. Kstati, o poligone. Samyi chto ni na est' tipichnyi region Central'noi Rossii - v etom smysle vse ochen' pokazatel'no. Koi-kakia zagibaiushaiasia promyshlennost', koi-kakoe sel'skoe hoziaistvo - vse kak u vseh. Itak, udarili v smychki. Mavrodi ustraival feierverki, Vedenkin razdaval vodku i obeshal narodu 'deneg, hleba i zrelish', ostal'nye toje vypendrivalis' kak mogli. Rezul'tat: s horoshim otryvom pobedil German Titov. Sudia po vsemu, za nego progolosovali poprostu kak za 'Cheloveka, kotoryi kogda-to davno uspeshno vypolnil slojnuiu i opasnuiu rabotu na blago nashei strany'. Kak-to mne eto kajetsia vpolne zdorovoi i zdravoi psihologiei. Vsegda by tak. V Uiversitet priezjal Klinton. Utverjdaetsia, chto organizovat' polnyi zal bylo bol'shoi problemoi dlia nachal'stva - studenty drujno otvechali: "V grobu my vidali vashego Klintona". Vruchili diplom 'honoris causa' - sovershenno neponiatno, za kakie intellektual'nye zaslugi. V svoei rechi novoiavlennyi doktor konstatiroval, chto situaciia v Chechne iavliaetsia 'nenormal'noi'. Zolotye slova. U Zhirinovskogo sluchilsia iubilei (50 let). Po etomu povodu lider hotel proehat'sia na slone (cirkovom) vo glave prazdnichnoi processii aj ot Vasiliia Blajennogo. Ne vyshlo - komendatura Kremlia ne razreshila. Vtoroi chelovek v zhirinovskoi dumskoi frakcii - nekto Marychev. Vpolne obaiatel'nyi mujik, meniaiushii po dva kostiuma za zasedanie. Vyhodil k tribune v krasnom, zelenom i sinem pidjakah, vo frake, v telogreike, v bronejilete (posle ocherednoi potasovki u mikrofona), v kosovorotke (kogda ocherednoi raz ssorilis' s Ukrainoi), v belom halate (porugavshis' s Zhirinovskim i trebuia medicinskogo osvidetel'stvovaniia poslednego), v armeiskom kamufliaje (kogda dumali, kak byt' s serbami), v vostochnom halate s tiubeteikoi (po SNGovym voprosam) i t.p. Pri etom prekrasno derjitsia, ochen' artistichno valiaet duraka i voobshe sil'no ukrashaet soboi Dumu. Vopros: otkuda on takoi vsialsia? Otvet prostoi: artist operetty iz Leningrada. -------------------------------- Chelovek #2 v okruzhenii Elkina - nekto Georgij Rogozin, yasnoe delo byv- shij gebeshnik, a nyne general i zam Korzhakova. On zhe nachal'nik vnutrennej sekretnoj sluzhby, kotoraya sledit za drugimi sotrudnikami apparata prezidenta. On zhe - glavnyj mag-telepat-celitel'-Rasputin-... On proveryaet rezidencii prezidenta na predmet nalichiya sglaza ili vrazhdebnoj telepatii, viziruet goroskopy, i t.d. V svoe vremya okonchil vysshuyu shkolu KGB, doktor kegebeshnyh nauk, rabotal v NII KGB, gde zanimalsya telepatiyami, telekinezami, stolovraqeniem, yasnovideniem, ... ------------------- counterfeiters were now selling Moscow State University diplomas for 7,000 rubles--approximately $1.40. Zarplata prepodavatelya (Associate Professor) v ped institute = $36, da u tu platyat s opozdaniem na mesyac ili bol'she. Na vypusknoj vecher u moskovskih shkol'nic teper' polozheno hodit' ne v belom bal'nom plat'e s kruzhavchikami, a v nastojaqem vechernem: s goloj spinoj, glubokim dekol'te i t.d. ------------------- >From Alex Freed: Gospod' bog vyzyvaet k sebe El'cina, Klintona i Billa Gatesa i ob'yavlayet im, chto cherez mesyac - konec sveta. Klinton vystupaet po TV i govorit: "Est' 2 novosti - plohaya i horoshaya: plohya - chto skoro konec sveta, horoshaya - chto tak kak my takie nabozhnye i pravil'nye, my, vidimo, popadem v raj." El'cin: "Est' 2 novosti - plohaya i eqe huzhe - plohaya - chto skoro konec sveta, eqe huzhe - chto tak kak my takie bezbozhniki to, vidimo, popadem v ad." Bill Gates sozyvaet sovet direktrov i govorit: "Est' 2 novosti - horoshaya i eqe luchshe: horoshaya - chto gospod' tak vysoko menya cenit, chto prizval k sebe ob'yavit' o konce sveta, a samaya luchshaya novost' - we do not have to ship Windows 95." --------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon May 22 02:25:19 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail02.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06711; Mon, 22 May 95 02:25:17 -0400 Received: by mail02.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA161683916; Mon, 22 May 1995 02:25:16 -0400 Date: Mon, 22 May 1995 02:25:16 -0400 From: VipEC@aol.com Message-Id: <950522022514_126937115@aol.com> To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Novosibirsk Trip in June Status: O Dear Group, I will be travelling to Novosibirsk from June 2 to June 12 from Birmingham, Alabama. We will travel Delta to Moscow and Transaero on to Novosibirsk. We need to know exactly what size carryon and regular luggage we can take. We know that the weight limit is quite a bit less but we need length, width, and height for carryon spaces. Also, what is the current exchange rate - roubles to dollars. What are kopecks? What are guidelines for tipping or gratuities in Russia and Siberia? Are there any traditions or special things we need to be aware of? Does anyone know what the hospitals and medical facilities in Novosibirsk are like? I have already met a couple of people on this great list who will be in Novosibirsk while I am there. I will be trying to see them when we get there. I am in charge of the puppet ministry and we will be doing 3 shows a day while we are there. But we hope to work in lots of time for personal one-on-one visits with the people of Novosibirsk. Any thoughts about visiting families there? Thanks a bunch George Mizzell VIPEC@AOL.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon May 22 04:33:34 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from popeye.tcb.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06866; Mon, 22 May 95 04:30:07 -0400 Received: by popeye.tcb.ac.il (931110.SGI/930416.SGI) for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu id AA16664; Mon, 22 May 95 11:29:32 +0300 Date: Mon, 22 May 1995 11:29:31 +0300 (IDT) From: Miller Dmitry To: INFO-RUSS Message-Id: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: O Hello people . I'm new on this service and I'm happy to meet You all . And I'm looking for some e-mail address of some Universety in Vinitsa , Ukraine. Thanx , C U latter . Miller Dmitry From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon May 22 11:14:56 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from uu6.psi.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07442; Mon, 22 May 95 11:14:54 -0400 Received: by uu6.psi.com (5.65b/4.0.071791-PSI/PSINet) via UUCP; id AA17669 for ; Mon, 22 May 95 10:56:34 -0400 Received: from cc:Mail by uu0963.eurasia.org id AA801164156 Mon, 22 May 95 10:35:56 Date: Mon, 22 May 95 10:35:56 From: "Natalia Tolkacheva" Message-Id: <9504228011.AA801164156@uu0963.eurasia.org> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Moving to Russia Status: O Dear netters: This summer I'll be moving to Moscow/St. Petersburg and am seeking a position with an international organization there. I have been working at the Eurasia Foundation, a nonprofit grantmaking organization whose mission is to support the development of human capital and long-term, sustainable NIS institutions in public and private sectors. In my capacity as an Administrative Assistant I provide English translations of Russian and Ukrainian-language documents; review English and Russian-language proposals for the programs department; assist the Office and Personnel Manager in the administration of both local and field offices, etc. Over the past few years I have been also interpreted a large number of AID-sponsored training seminars for NIS professionals. Back in Russia I taught English at the Simferopol State University, Crimea, Ukraine. I am equally well-versed in the spoken and unspoken idioms of both cultures and am familiar with a wide range of computer applications from software such as Word Perfect, Word for Windows to on-line communications. If you have any suggestions, please respond to me at the address below: ntolkacheva@eurasia.org My mailing address: 4317 River Road, NW, #3 Washington, DC 20016 Ph.: 202-686-7082 Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Natalia Tolkacheva P.S. To those interested, I can forward my resume which further details my education history and employment experience. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue May 23 11:04:05 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from magneto.physics.auburn.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15345; Tue, 23 May 95 11:04:02 -0400 Received: from fusion.auburn.edu. by magneto.physics.auburn.edu (5.0/SMI-SVR4) id AA02581; Tue, 23 May 1995 08:51:28 -0500 Received: by fusion.auburn.edu. (5.0/SMI-SVR4) id AA10826; Tue, 23 May 1995 10:04:16 +0600 Date: Tue, 23 May 1995 10:04:16 +0600 From: shvets@physics.auburn.edu (Vadim Shvets) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for Metelitsa Status: O 05/23/95 I am trying to locate Yasha (Iakov?, Jakob?) Metelitsa who used to live in Moscow and has left for the USA in approximately 1975-1976. Any info would be appreciated. Vadim Shvets From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue May 23 17:27:51 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from gatekeeper.mcimail.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16024; Tue, 23 May 95 17:27:48 -0400 Received: from mailgate2.mcimail.com (mailgate2.mcimail.com [166.38.40.100]) by gatekeeper.mcimail.com (8.6.12/8.6.10) with SMTP id VAA00559 for ; Tue, 23 May 1995 21:26:51 GMT Received: from mcimail.com by mailgate2.mcimail.com id ag22262; 23 May 95 21:32 WET Date: Tue, 23 May 95 16:25 EST From: "Dr. Sergey Broude" <0004411000@mcimail.com> To: Info-Russ Subject: INFO-RUSS: refugee help Status: O Action For Post-Soviet Jewry is concerned with refugee families living in Moscow. The Pogosian & Malhasyants families fled from Baku, Azerbaijan during the hostilities there. They are a mixed Armenian-Azeri-Jewish extended family unwanted in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia. They are in danger because they are dark haired and olive skinned. The men in the family are often picked up by the police and forced to pay large sums for their release. The two children go to school in Moscow, but have been forced to change schools at least 4 times due to beatings, threats and insults by other children and by teachers. Nina and Igor Pogosian, their sons, and Nina's brother, alexander Malhasyants and his wife Anna, are applying to emigrate to Canada. The Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada are trying to help also because the families are well educated and have suitable job skills. At the time of their interview, Canada requires payment from them. If they are accepted for settlement, an additional substantial payment is required to supply their basic needs until they have found jobs. If you are interested in assisting us, please contact us by E-mail, phone or fax ASAP; we will provide you with details. Our staff is leaving June 5th for a mission to Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. We will be back in the office in August. Our phone number is: (617)893-2331 Our fax number is: (617)647-9474 Thank you for your consideration. Sheila Galland From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed May 24 17:05:36 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23611; Wed, 24 May 95 17:05:34 -0400 Message-Id: <9505242105.AA23611@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Wed, 24 May 95 17:05:33 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: lavochka zakryvaetsya... Status: O Dear IR-folks, This will be the last IR-msg before info-russ is closed. (It takes a few hours for a msg to get distributed, but usually takes a few days until all the temporarily troubled nodes and/or machines are reached; I will cut the distribution off on Friday, May 26). I am planning to open info-russ again on about June 22-23; after that it will still be "go-slow" for the summer period. Those of you involved in Alik Suhanov's visit to the States, please stay in touch with Maxim Poliashenko and Vladimir Shander who coordinate his travel. People who contributed to our effort to bring him here, may want to know that the total amount of money collected by you guys is about $2500. All right, folks, have a very good summer; enjoy yourself and a cool American weather:-). My very best, --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jun 6 14:29:04 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from secure.reedref.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07571; Tue, 6 Jun 95 14:29:02 -0400 Received: from reedref.com by secure.reedref.com with SMTP id AA02181 (InterLock SMTP Gateway 3.0 for ); Tue, 6 Jun 1995 14:28:54 -0400 Received: from REEDREF04-Message_Server by reedref.com with Novell_GroupWise; Tue, 06 Jun 1995 14:24:58 -0400 Message-Id: X-Mailer: Novell GroupWise 4.1 Date: Tue, 06 Jun 1995 14:26:37 -0400 From: cdunworth@reedref.com (Carol Dunworth) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Job Search Status: O At the suggestion of Ilya Shlyakhter I'm sending this help plea. A co-worker has a son who is very interested in find a job promoting business for a U.S. or Russian company. He has an extensive background in Russian studies, is fluent in the language and has studied in St. Petersberg. Any tips? I only have E-Mail Access to the Net. Please send any ideas directly to my e-mail address as I'm not a subscriber to your list. Thanks in advance, Carol Dunworth, Reed Reference Publishing New Providence, NJ cdunworth@reedref.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jun 8 16:18:20 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22709; Thu, 8 Jun 95 16:18:18 -0400 Received: by mail04.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA157792698; Thu, 8 Jun 1995 16:18:18 -0400 Date: Thu, 8 Jun 1995 16:18:18 -0400 From: MartinAlex@aol.com Message-Id: <950608161813_89943691@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: travel in ex-SU Status: O Dear IR-folks: My brother is traveling from Shanghai to Paris this summer, and would love to do so by train via Central Asia. Query: Are there China-Central Asia connections? How does one obtain tickets? Can one get a transit visa for Kazakhstan, Russia, etc. if one plans to travel through by rail? From Central Asia, how does one get to Europe, or at least Moscow, by rail? Can this be done by an American who does not speak Russian? Does anyone know anything about fares, timetables, etc.? Any information anyone might have would be very welcome. Alex Martin Atlanta, GA From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Jun 17 06:57:11 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from edu.rvik.is by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29233; Sat, 17 Jun 95 06:57:08 -0400 Received: from olafur.rvik.is (olafur.rvik.is [193.4.107.150]) by rvik.is (8.6.9/8.6.9) with SMTP id KAA00973 for ; Sat, 17 Jun 1995 10:58:29 GMT Message-Id: <199506171058.KAA00973@rvik.is> From: Olafur Magnusson Date: Sat, 17 Jun 95 10:46:50 -700 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Correspondence course in russian Status: OSr Dear sir, I have been looking for a correspondence course in russian I have had various courses here in Iceland but that has been rather informal, and I do not have the possibilty to go to the University, so please if you know of any correspondence course tell me. Yours truly, Olafur Magnusson From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jun 20 13:22:11 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from CGL.BU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22020; Tue, 20 Jun 95 13:22:09 -0400 Received: by cgl.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id NAA09413; Tue, 20 Jun 1995 13:17:13 -0400 From: simon1@cgl.bu.edu (Simon Streltsov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: search for alumni of school #30 in Leningrad (fwd) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: search for alumni of school #30 in Leningrad Date: Tue, 20 Jun 1995 13:17:13 -0400 (EDT) Content-Type: text Status: OS > Reply-To: "Ludmilla Ya. Azimova" > Sender: IL-ADS -- Israel Bulletin Board for Advertisements > > From: "Ludmilla Ya. Azimova" > My name is Ludmilla Azimova, I am going to emigrate to Israel in the > beginning of this autumn. I am looking for alumni of the school > #30 in Leningrad (now St.Petersburg), having graduated from it myself > in 1983. Please, reply to my account directly: > azimova@friedman.usr.lgu.spb.su > Thank you in advance. > From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jun 22 19:52:28 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from csgate.cs.pub.ro by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06846; Thu, 22 Jun 95 19:52:11 -0400 Received: from ulise.cs.pub.ro (ulise.cs.pub.ro [141.85.37.2]) by csgate.cs.pub.ro (8.6.9/8.6.9) with SMTP id CAA15745 for ; Fri, 23 Jun 1995 02:48:49 +0300 Received: by ulise.cs.pub.ro (5.57/Ultrix3.0-C) id AA24097; Fri, 23 Jun 95 02:55:15 -0400 Date: Fri, 23 Jun 95 02:55:15 -0400 From: pr93026@ulise.cs.pub.ro (Axl Paul AnD Co.) Message-Id: <9506230655.AA24097@ulise.cs.pub.ro> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: help us with your junk! Status: O Hi to you ! We are two students from Romania and we are going to present you our situation. We are students at the "Politehnica" University in Bucharest Romania (Eastern Europe), the Computer Science Department. Our common hobby is the computer programming and we are here asking for your help. We work very late : the situation here for us is critical; the computers we work on are some IBM PS/2 (80286) that doesn't have any hard disk (believe it-we have to live with it!). To compile a C++ program we have to wait minutes ! I don't want to mention Windows ! There are a lot of nights we have spent in one of our University rooms. ( I am scared to think how many) and this is because we can't have a computer of our own! Now look why we are asking for your help: in your country computers like 80286 or 80386 are out of use for long time now , but we cannot afford such things here. If you have such a computer and you want to give it away or you know somebody who have such a computer (please contact him!) and want to get rid of it we are asking desperately for your help! The way we are communicating with you is a real miracle: we have here a machine with access in Internet and for a year we had tried to get an account. Please respond us (whatever your response is) to: pr93026@ulise.cs.pub.ro or pr93018@ulise.cs.pub.ro Yours, Lica Laurentiu Daniel Mocanu Eroilor Str.,No.32 Energiei Str.,No.34,Sc.D,Ap.11 Curtea de Arges 0450,ROMANIA Bacau 5500 , ROMANIA ______________________________________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Jun 24 13:25:23 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21582; Sat, 24 Jun 95 13:25:21 -0400 Message-Id: <9506241725.AA21582@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sat, 24 Jun 95 13:25:20 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: info-russ is back Status: O Dear folks, After a four-week break, INFO-RUSS is back into service, as promised. This coordinator has been away from the town, traveling (and no, it was not him who arranged that little ruckus at the Russian-Caucasian border). I've got a few info-russ posting accumulated in my mail-box, and will be broadcasting them within next few days. In general, info-russ will be a bit slower during the summer, so please try to restrain your intended postings to the subjects really crucial to you. For those who followed Alik Suhanov's planned visit to this country: he is here already, and will be leaving back to Moscow in two-three weeks. His travel schedule and plans are available from Vladimir Shander or Maxim Poliashenko . Once again, my very great thanks to all of you who made his trip possible, for your money contributions (btw, the total collected amount by now is about $2,570), for your invitations for him to be your guest, for that great help with his travel visa, and simply for your moral support. My welcome to new subscribers; I am sorry for not being able to reply to your subscription requests earlier. My great "hello, guys" to the rest of this naughty crowd; it's good to be back. Enjoy your summer and info-russ:-). My best, --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator From WU/O=EGH/DD.ELN=62186300@MHS.ATTMAIL.COM Mon Jun 12 14:15 EDT 1995 Received: from arau.ar.br.np.els-gms.att.net by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25037; Mon, 12 Jun 95 14:15:15 -0400 From: WU/O=EGH/DD.ELN=62186300@MHS.ATTMAIL.COM Received: from mhs!wu by /C=US/AD=ATTMAIL;Mon Jun 12 18:14:47 -0000 1995 Received: by /C=US/AD=WESTERN_UNION;Mon Jun 12 18:15:01 GMT 1995 Date: Mon, 12 Jun 1995 18:15:01 +0000 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Israeli Army boy wants to study medicine in the US To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: Or Dear netters! The son of friend of mine who lives in Israel is going to study medical sciences in the US. His background includes 2 years of Medical Institute back in Moscow and bachelor in microbiology in Israel. Currently he is in the army as a medical worker. I would appreciate any references, thoughts, stories and recommendations on this matter (e.g. how to start searching for possible universities, how to apply, what restrictions usually apply and so on). Thanks for your time. Please reply directly to my e-mail address and mark the message "for Misha": WU/O=EGH/DD.ELN=62186300@MHS.ATTMAIL.COM Misha Viner-Bykovskiy *** From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jun 27 05:43:43 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from actcom.co.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15972; Tue, 27 Jun 95 05:43:33 -0400 Received: from isg.UUCP by actcom.co.il with UUCPisg (8.6.12/actcom-0.1) id MAA29346 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Tue, 27 Jun 1995 12:40:51 +0300 (rfc931-sender: uucp@localhost) Received: from alexb.isg.co.il by isg.co.il (8.6.10/ACTCOM-ISG-S-1.0) id MAA20048; Tue, 27 Jun 1995 12:21:14 +0400 Date: Tue, 27 Jun 95 11:22:35 PDT From: Alex Bau Subject: INFO-RUSS: Any Internet shopping in Israel ? To: INFO-RUSS X-Mailer: Chameleon - TCP/IP for Windows by NetManage, Inc. Message-Id: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: O Dear friends in Israel, I'm just wondering if there're electronic shopping/consumer forums in Israel on Internet (or standalone BBS, WWW, etc.)?. Anything car related (especially buying a used car) is of interest. Related question: where to find the index of public electronic services in Israel (if any)? Thanx in advance, Alex Bau Email: alex@isg.co.il Fax: +972-4-320754 Tel work/home: +972-4-324536/338014 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jun 28 00:52:16 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail06.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22829; Wed, 28 Jun 95 00:52:14 -0400 Received: by mail06.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA276755128; Wed, 28 Jun 1995 00:52:08 -0400 Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 00:52:08 -0400 From: DustinH1@aol.com Message-Id: <950628005207_79839801@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: INFO-RUSS: Help Finding Maps/Atlases In Russian And Old Soviet Currency....... Status: O Hello All, Could anyone please help me find maps or atlases in Russian. Also, I am interested in find some old Soviet currency. These would be very hard to find in the U.S.A., especially in the state I am in; Texas. I would greatly appreciate any help, as I am very interested in Russia and the Former Soviet Union. Thank you in advance. Dustin D. Hosseini DustinH1@aol.com From burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Thu Jun 29 00:48 EDT 1995 Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12835; Thu, 29 Jun 95 00:48:23 -0400 Date: Thu, 29 Jun 95 00:05:48 EDT From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA17196; Thu, 29 Jun 95 00:05:48 EDT Message-Id: <9506290405.AA17196@lassp.cornell.edu> To: burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: O Iz vospominanij A. Gunashevoj, iz Samashek ("Moskovski Novosti"): Komandiry SovArmii potrebovali sdat' 286 avtomatov, a ih v derevne ne bylo - vse bojcy ushli nezadolgo do togo. Starejshiny reshili rezat' skot, prodavat' myaso i pokupat' avtomaty u rossijskih soldat. (E`to osnovnoj istochnik vooruzheniya, inogda granatu mozhno pomenyat' na buhanku hleba u vechno golodnyh soldat.) Odnako, armiya dala na vse pro vse tol'ko neskol'ko chasov i nachala razgrom dazhe ne dozhdavshis' sroka. Sidim v dome s ranenym dyadej, vo dvor zaezzhaet BTR, brosayut granatu v podval, zatem zahodyat v dom, chelovek 20. "Gde ranilo? Gde avtomat?" - "Ne ubivajte!!!" - "U nas prikaz ubivat' vseh ot 14 do 65". Vyshli iz komnaty, brosili v dver' granatu, zatem pal'nuli iz ognemeta. Dyadyu i sestru ubilo. Vse zagorelos', no my s Asej vylezli v okno i otsidelis' v tualete. Ya podoshla k shkole. Tam zhenqiny vynimali iz petel' poveshennyh mal'chikov, 1-3 klassa. Ryadom byla kucha gorelyh kostej, eqe okolo 30 shkol'nikov. Govoryat, ih sperva povesili, a zatem sozhgli iz ognemeta. Na stene bylo napisano: "Muzejnyj e`ksponat - buduqee Chechni" i "Russkij medved' prosnulsya". Na glazah u materi rebenka davyat BTRom i krichat: "Smotri, blyad', ne otvorachivajsya!" Kak vy posle e`togo glyadite v glaza svoim materyam? ------------------------- CAPITAL FLIGHT FROM RUSSIA WAS $80 BILLION IN 1994. RUSSIAN SECURITY SERVICE TO OVERSEE BANKCARDS. Yeltsin's special administration for communications security, FAPSI (=KGB), will have the power to certify all smart cards that Russian banks are planning to issue. It will give the Russian government yet another means to monitor the population. (Smart card = kreditnaya kartochka s mikrokompyuterom vnutri, kotoraya obqaetsya s POS-computerom s pomoq'yu razlozheniya 200- znachnyh chisel na dva prostyh somnozhitelya i proqej sverhmodnoj digital encryption tehnologii, naprimer, osnovannoj na NP-polnote diskretnogo logarithma i t.d. Pridumana kak raz dlya obratnogo - dlya obespecheniya absolyutno anonimnogo, beznalichnogo i absolyutno sekretnogo platezha. Zabavno, no amerikanskie banki smart cards poka ne vypuskayut...) Natalya Alyakina, the reporter who was killed by Russian troops vo vremya budenovskoj osady. There were 1300 organized criminal groups in Russia in 1994. These gangs controlled 48,000 commercial enterprises, 1500 government-owned concerns, and 800 banks, an increase in their stake of 50 percent over the year before. Racketeering is now so widespread that several Russian insurance firms are now offering insurance against it. Strahovanie ot kidnappinga uzhe davno predlagaetsya latinoamerikanskim biznesmenam londonskimi straherami. V sluchae pohiqeniya strahovqik vyplachivaet vykup. Stoimost' strahovki i spisok klientov - samaya svyaqennaya tajna anglijskih strherov. -------------------------------------- From @UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Fri Jun 30 09:10 EDT 1995 Date: Fri, 30 Jun 1995 14:52:12 +0200 Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: OMRI Publications Subject: INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest I, No. 127, 30 June 95 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST No. 127, Part I, 30 June 1995 -- AK ---------------------------------------------------------------------- SEVEN OFFICIALS APPARENTLY RESIGN OVER BUDENNOVSK. Defense Minister Pavel Grachev, Interior Minister Viktor Yerin, Federal Security Service Director Sergei Stepashin, Deputy Prime Minister Nikolai Yegorov, Security Council Chairman Oleg Lobov, Stavropol krai Governor Yevgeny Kuznetsov, and Prosecutor-General Alexei Ilyushenko tendered their resignation at the Security Council meeting on 29 June, Russian media reported. -- Robert Orttung, OMRI, Inc. MINISTERS STILL AT WORK. Sources inside the Kremlin say that Yeltsin will not accept all of the resignations, according to NTV on 29 June. .... All of the power ministers were at work as normal after the Security Council meeting, Russian Public Television reported on 30 June. -- Robert Orttung, OMRI, Inc. EXTREMISTS CALL FOR DEPORTING CITIZENS FROM THE CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA. Nikolai Lysenko's National-Republican Party of Russia (NRPR) is distributing leaflets calling for the expulsion of all natives of the Caucasus and Central Asia from Russia, Izvestiya reported on 30 June. The leaflets depict certain ethnic groups as snails and insects being cleared away by a Russian man in camouflage wearing the NRPR insignia. Lysenko's party has distributed similar leaflets for more than a year, but more than a million new copies were printed following the Budennovsk hostage crisis. Izvestiya said such calls for "pogroms" or deportations violate the constitution and play into the hands of Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudaev. -- Laura Belin, OMRI, Inc. CHECHEN NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE. Despite sporadic fighting overnight, Russian and Chechen negotiators continued working in Grozny on 29 June, Russian and Western agencies reported. Russian television reported that discussions centered on a Russian proposal, called the "zero option." In order to prepare for new elections in the fall, the proposal calls for the current Moscow-backed Chechen authorities and separatist leader Dzhokhar Dudaev to both renounce their claims to being the legitimate government of Chechnya, followed by the declaration of a general amnesty for all participants in the Chechen fighting. Although the talks adjourned at the end of the day without reaching agreement, Chechen delegation head Usman Imaev said the atmosphere remained "friendly." -- Scott Parrish, OMRI, Inc.

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