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From daemon Mon Jan 6 13:43:29 1997 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 6 13:43:29 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 6 Jan 1997 13:43:28 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15506; Tue, 17 Dec 96 15:13:33 -0500 Message-Id: <9612172013.AA15506@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Sender: suhanov.dnttm.rssi.ru!alsu@suhanov.dnttm.rssi.ru To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: sch57 From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Fri, 13 Dec 1996 23:24:29 +0300 (MSK) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Svjataja Rus' i afrikancy Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Svjataja Rus' i afrikancy 13/12/1996 Sidel ja v bare kak-to s afrikancem, A on, predstav'te, mne i govorit - V Rossii, deskat', xolodno kupat'sja, I ottogo zdes' neprigljadnyj vid... Eti dve istorii svjazany tol'ko vremenem i mestom dejstvija. Vremja - sejchas, mesto - Moskva, gosudarstvennyj vuz pod nazvaniem... skazhem, Rossijskij Gosudarstvennyj Centrovoj Universitet, Gumanitarnyj fakul'tet. Na etom samom fakul'tete rabotaet moja rodstvennica, prepodaet tam istoriju religii i nekotorye smezhnye filologicheskie nauki. Dlja nashego rasskaza suschestvenny koe-kakie detali. Upomjanutaja rodstvennica, govorja po-russki, popovna. Doch' pravoslavnogo svjaschennika (s bolee chem pjatnadcatiletnim "stazhem"). Krome togo, ona "repatriantka" - vernulas' na postojannoe zhitel'stvo v Rossiju posle pochti dvux desjatiletij emigracii. Postupaja na rabotu v gosudarstvennyj universitet, geroinja bez kolebanij soglasilas', chto na zanjatijax ona - prepodavatel' konkretnoj nauchnoj discipliny, pritom filologii i istorii, a ne teologii (bogoslovskie interesy ona realizuet v drugom, negosudarstvennom uchebnom zavedenii), i ne zhdala nikakix problem iz-za "otdelenija cerkvi ot gosudarstva". Problemy prishli, no - s drugoj storony. Neskol'ko studentov, nedovol'nyx tem, chto im prixoditsja izuchat' kakix-to evreev, assirijcev i shumerov, a takzhe trudy uchenyx "katolicheskoj nacional'nosti", napisali donos. Obvinenie - prepodavatel'nica NN podryvaet v nix osnovy Pravoslavnoj Very, kotoraja est' Osnova Svjatoj Rusi ... nu i tak dalee. Sudja po vsemu, v donose byl upomjanut takzhe dokument o vysshem obrazovanii obvinjaemoj, imejuschijsja v lichnom dele v otdele kadrov i vydannyj Hebrew University at Jerusalem. Partkom-profkom-dekanat ustroil razbiratel'stvo. Na zamechanie NN, chto ona chitala interesnuju knigu pod nazvaniem Konstitucija RF i osobenno vnimatel'no - razdel ob otnoshenijax cerkvi i gosudarstva, a takzhe o svetskom xaraktere obrazovanija, dekan (chlen byvshego CK KPSS) otvetil: ''tak kak pravoslavie - istoricheskaja osnova russkoj gosudarstvennosti i kul'tury, my nadeemsja, chto Vy budete ukrepljat' v studentax "uvazhenie k nashej vere"''. Na etom meste geroinja, k sozhaleniju, sorvalas' ("etot cekist budet uchit' popovnu pravoslaviju!") i otvetila, chto ne mozhet nikogo nauchit' uvazheniju k "vashej" vere. Raz desjat' v techenie prorabotki NN sprashivali: "Vse zhe ob'jasnite nam, zachem Vy vernulis'?" Ona smogla na etot raz sderzhat'sja i proglotit' vertevshijsja na jazyke otvet "a mozhet byt' vy ob'jasnite, pochemu vy ostavalis'?" Istorija vtoraja nachalas' s togo, chto posol afrikanskoj strany, v kotoroj izyskannyj brodit zhiraf, napisal cirkuljarnoe pis'mo rektoram vsex rossijskix vuzov, trebuja otchislit' i vyslat' na rodinu vsex studentov iz etoj strany (oni, deskat', splosh' revoljucionery i posjagajut na ego, posla, zhizn'). Pis'mo prishlo v upomjanutyj Centrovoj Universitet v soprovozhdenii bumagi to li iz MVD, to li iz KGB. Bumaga raz'jasnjala, chto afrikancy - esche xuzhe chechencev, u nix chernye ne tol'ko volosy, a i vsja kozha i, v chastnosti, oni vse zameshany v narkobiznese. Rektor (izvestnyj demokrat i perestrojschik) vyzval k sebe zavedujuschego kafedroj, na kotoroj uchatsja neskol'ko studentov i aspirantov iz toj samoj strany, i nachal na nego orat' - razveli, mol, priton i narkomafiju. Zavkafedroj, vprochem, zaoral v otvet, trebuja pokazat' vstupivshij v silu prigovor suda. Rektor, sbaviv ton, zajavil, chto prekrasno ponimaet cenu vsej etoj @#$%& (erunde), no kak goschinovnik objazan reagirovat' na oficial'nuju bumagu. Zato, govorjat, my uzhe ne delaem rakety i ne perekryvaem Enisej... Alik From daemon Mon Jan 6 19:30:09 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 6 19:30:09 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 6 Jan 1997 19:30:08 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00663; Mon, 6 Jan 97 15:24:23 -0500 Message-Id: <9701062024.AA00663@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: All Troops Gone From Chechnya To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 06 Jan 1997 17:38:13 MET Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Currently, INFO-RUSS is in a semi-dormant mode. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuter, Sunday January 5 3:35 PM EST Russia Says All Troops Gone From Chechnya MOSCOW (Reuter) - Russia announced Sunday it had withdrawn the last of its troops from Chechnya, formally ending a two-year military campaign that has killed tens of thousands and brought humiliation on the Russian army. Boris Yeltsin sent troops into Chechnya in December 1994, fearing separatism could endanger Russian unity. The operation was botched from the start and rebel victories soon threatened the president's hold on power. In the approach to July's presidential elections, Yeltsin was forced to seek a settlement with men he had branded bandits. He described the campaign as one of his worst mistakes. Interior and defense ministry officials said Sunday that their last troops had left the mountainous territory, but did not say precisely when. "I officially announce that as of today not one soldier of the interior ministry or the defense ministry of the Russian Federation remains in Chechnya," Interfax news agency quoted Lieutenant-General Pavel Maslov, the interior ministry troops' chief-of-staff, as saying. The pullout paves the way for January 27 presidential elections in Chechnya that will be dominated by candidates committed to independence from Russia. Russia has lost much and gained nothing from a war it had expected to win in weeks. Confusion had surrounded the timetable for the withdrawal, ordered by Yeltsin last November to meet the demands of separatists who signed a peace deal with Moscow in August. The pullout represents a final humiliation for the military, which failed to establish control over the Caucasus region in 21 months of fighting. Tens of thousands of people died, mainly civilians, and many others' homes were destroyed. The capital, Grozny, was virtually reduced to ruins. The operation revived memories of the ill-fated 1979 Afghan intervention that grew into a war that killed tens of thousands. Maslov said information about the withdrawal had been deliberately clouded "in order to avoid possible provocations." A leading parliamentarian from the opposition communists, who have accused Moscow of selling out to the rebels, said the withdrawal had been badly thought out. Viktor Ilyukhin, head of the security committee of the lower house of parliament, was quoted by Interfax as saying it would only serve to distance the republic further from Russia. The separatists agreed to postpone a decision on Chechnya's status in return for the withdrawal but have stuck firmly to independence declarations in the run-up to the vote for a regional leader and parliament. A cease-fire has held in Chechnya since the August peace deal but sporadic violence has continued and Tim Guldimann, the Swiss diplomat trying to help broker a permanent peace deal, said that he was concerned for the safety of foreign election observers. Six foreign Red Cross workers were shot dead in their beds by unknown gunmen in a hospital compound in Chechnya last month and Guldimann said this had exacerbated the safety problem. "The Russian federal authorities are prepared to extend comprehensive coooperation to the international observers and promised to grant them visas without delay," RIA news agency quoted Guldimann as saying. "Nevertheless, much will depend on whether the Chechen authorities can supply tangible guarantees of the observers' safety," added the diplomat, who heads a mission in Chechnya of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The separatists are keen to have foreign observers present during voting to add legitimacy to the elections, which they see as a first step toward international recognition of Chechnya. Kremlin spokesman Sergei Yastrzhembsky has said Moscow -- which says Chechnya must remain part of Russia -- does not object to their presence but that it is up to the separatists who are now running the region to ensure their safety. Guldimann said a final decision on the observers would be made at a meeting of the Council of Europe in Vienna on January 16 at which he would report on the situation in Chechnya. Four of the five main candidates for the presidency -- all members of the separatist leadership -- met Sunday to see if they could unite around a single candidate. Interfax said former rebel chief-of-staff Aslan Maskhadov, top of a pack of 16 candidates, had rejected Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev's plan to unite. From daemon Tue Jan 7 13:49:06 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jan 7 13:49:05 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 7 Jan 1997 13:49:04 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15461; Tue, 7 Jan 97 11:57:12 -0500 Message-Id: <9701071657.AA15461@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Alexander Kaplan Subject: INFO-RUSS: the war is over; happy New Year! To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 07 Jan 1997 15:56:52 MET X-Mailer: Elm [revision: 112.6] Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear IR-folks, The war by Russia against Chechnya is over. The last Russian soldier pulled out of Chechnya yesterday (you've just received a Reuther report about it, or will receive it shortly). The shameful, dirty war by Russia against small but independent and strong-willed people ended up by full and humiliating defeat of a rotten colossus. How many more times will stinking red-brown bear of mafia throw herds of its brain-deficient subjects into murderous avalanche of criminal wars? How long will Russian people blindly follow the cynical "patriotic", hate-monger calls of their governments (ANY of their governments!), even when the first victims of the events to follow are Russians themselves? How long the hatred to anything non-Russian will be in the center of the Russian "folk" philosophy? Another few centuries? The brain centers of collective Russian mind responsible for self-consciousness, self-respect, common sense, history memory, dignity, and even self-protection, have been profoundly damaged for a long while, probably for centuries; Chechnya war was just the most recent manifestation of that. At that moment two years ago, many of us here, on info-russ, were kin to say our "no" to the war. The war started on 12 Dec.'94; on the same day, the posting by this coordinator, "All channels are open: war in Chechnya!" went into broadcast; another posting, "This war is a crime. Let us do something!" with the proposal of collective protest letter was posted by him on 4 Jan.'95; in less than a week, on Jan. 10, 1995, the protest letter, signed by 240 info-russ subscribers and other people, was sent to USA President Bill Clinton and other representatives of the USA Government. Here is its full text: ********************************************** 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 on what is happening. The war waged by the Russian government and its military largely against the civilian population is a violation of human rights on a grand scale, bordering on genocide. The losses among the population are tremendous; hundreds of thousands of people, including women and children, have become refugees. There is no justification whatsoever for the Russian government to methodically murder civilians. To maintain that what is happening is the internal matter of the Russian government, is to greatly encourage its criminal behavior. The United States Government must use all its clout to stop the war -- possibly by warning the Russian government that all financial aid, all agreements advancing Russia's interests, will be suspended or canceled altogether if the war continues. We are asking you to use all the means available to you to influence the Russian government to terminate the war. We are also asking you to promote a peaceful settlement of the conflict through appropriate international bodies. Sincerely yours, (240 signatures) ********************************************** All of you who signed that letter or sympathized with the struggle of Chechen people and/or mothers of Russian soldiers against military/mafia machine of Russian government, should feel that something good is finally happening. Your voices and thoughts have been heard by somebody (;-); in the final account, people like you are the ones who made a difference. My very best wishes to you in New Year; let it be good to you and your families. Alex Kaplan, owner/coordinator of INFO-RUSS sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu -------------------------------------------- P.S. Those of you who want to look into the sort of archives of the Chechnya war and related info-russ activity, can look into http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/topresident.html (the text of the letter by 240 with the FULL list of the signatures and addresses) http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html home page of info-russ. This page includes also a section "Stop the war in Chechnya!", and FULL info-russ archives for 1994-1996, in which you can, BTW, find all postings by Alik Sukhanov, with day-to-day reporting of Chechnya events. All together, he published about 100 postings, and contributed greatly to our awareness about the war. If you remember, the grateful subscribers of info-russ invited him to visit the US and collected enough funds to make this trip feasible. I hope, he will soon develop his home page on Internet and put the collection of his reports Chechnya reports on it. http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/chechnya.html "INFO-RUSS and Chechnya war" (selected archive of INFO-RUSS protest against Russian war in Chechnya, with some postings on the subject, including a few postings by Alik Sukhanov) From daemon Tue Jan 7 19:00:02 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jan 7 19:00:02 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 7 Jan 1997 19:00:01 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15285; Tue, 7 Jan 97 10:49:13 -0500 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from haven.uchicago.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00967; Mon, 6 Jan 97 17:40:23 -0500 Received: from midway.uchicago.edu (root@midway.uchicago.edu [128.135.12.12]) by haven.uchicago.edu (8.7.5/8.7.3) with ESMTP id QAA25228 for ; Mon, 6 Jan 1997 16:43:04 -0600 (CST) Received: from kimbark.uchicago.edu (29256@kimbark.uchicago.edu [128.135.12.52]) by midway.uchicago.edu (8.8.3/8.8.3) with ESMTP id QAA08896 for ; Mon, 6 Jan 1997 16:39:31 -0600 (CST) Received: (from inbindem@localhost) by kimbark.uchicago.edu (8.8.3/8.8.3) id QAA23466 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Mon, 6 Jan 1997 16:39:30 -0600 (CST) Date: Mon, 6 Jan 1997 16:39:30 -0600 (CST) From: "Ilya N. Bindeman" Message-Id: <199701062239.QAA23466@kimbark.uchicago.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Hunger strike Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Sasha, In the previous msg on brave personal action of Academician V.N.Strakhov, who was on hunger strike in his office for almost two weeks, trying to get some salary for the Institute he leads, here comes the second msg. Apparently, t he money were not paid. In his second letter, Dr.Strakhov ask me and other scientists abroad to address to the "highest Instantsii", Prime Minister Victor Chernomyrdin. Hope this letter will provide some information on the grave situation in Russian Science and what the international scientific community can make in an attempt to help. Yours sincerely, Ilya Bindeman. ----------------------------- From: Academician V.N.Strakhov To: Dr. Ilya N.Bindeman, Chicago University RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES UNITED INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS OF THE EARTH Dear Dr. Ilya N.Bindeman, During my hunger-strike from September, 30 to October, 11, 1996 I have got encouragement from you; so I am deeply and sincerely obliged to you. However, the position of the Russian science is so that I had to resume my hunger-strike. In the Russian Academy of sciences the salary for November has not been paid yet; nobody knows whether we should receive money for December. As for the future year outlook, it doesnot seem to be rather optimistic. Most scientists have already lost courage. In this situation, so difficult for the Russian science, may I ask you to support my action of the second hunger-strike and to send your corresponding opinion of the above-mentioned to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Government Mr. Victor. S. Chernomyrdin. Will you be so kind as to inform me about it? Address: Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Goverment Mr. Victor.S.Chernomyrdin Krasnopresnenskaya naberezhnaya, 2 103274 Moscow Russia Again, I am very much obliged to you. I wish you a Happy New Year, health and prosperity to you and your family ! Academician V.N.Strakhov General Director of UIPE RAS e-mail for an information: strakhov@dir.iephys.msk.su From daemon Sat Jan 11 16:59:45 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Jan 11 16:59:44 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 11 Jan 1997 16:59:43 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29970; Sat, 11 Jan 97 16:00:17 -0500 Message-Id: <9701112100.AA29970@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 12:50:22 -0800 (PST) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: mikeg@spock.usc.edu (Mike Gruntman) Subject: INFO-RUSS: KGB export Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- The following may be of some interest to fellow Info-Russers. Oleg Kalugin, a KGB general who joined perestroika in 1990 and clashed with the KGB establishment, describes in his memoirs a number of operations in which he participated and/or directed. (O. Kalugin served in the First Chief Directorate - Pervoe Glavnoe Upravlenie - responsible for foreign intelligence. He became the youngest KGB general, at age of 40, after W.W.II.) Kalugin was stationed in the early 1960s in New York and in the late sixties in Washington, DC where he was responsible for political intelligence. Some of the operations were in response to the criticism of the Soviet Union for its discrimination of the Jews and treatment of refusniks. KGB operatives, according to Kalugin, responded by "... flooding American Jewish organizations with anonymous rabidly anti-Semitic materials as well as by hiring people to desecrate Jewish graves and paint swastikas on synagogues. Then the Soviet media faithfully reported on the way the anti-Semitic activity sweeping America ..." Although this story may not sound new or surprising to many, this is the first time that I read about such operations in the U.S. In the past, there were descriptions (e.g., by Colonel Oleg Gordievsky) of the similar operations in the late 1950s and early 1960s organized by General Ivan Agayants of the KGB Desinformation Section (D) (later elevated to the Service A = Active Measures) in West Germany. East German agents were sent to deface Jewish memorials. synagogues, shops, and paint anti-Semitic slogans. The local neo-Nazis, inspired by these actions, continued the KGB campaign . Mike Gruntman mikeg@spock.usc.edu --=====================_852850060==_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" ========================================= Mike Gruntman Department of Aerospace Engineering, MC-1191 University of Southern California Los Angeles, Calif. 90089-1191 tel. 213 / 740-5536 fax 213 / 740-6342 mikeg@spock.usc.edu http://ae-www.usc.edu/bio/mikeg/mikeg.html ====================================== FREEDOM IS NOT FREE ====================================== --=====================_852850060==_-- From daemon Sat Jan 11 17:23:45 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Jan 11 17:23:44 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 11 Jan 1997 17:23:43 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29940; Sat, 11 Jan 97 15:59:54 -0500 Message-Id: <9701112059.AA29940@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 10:16:45 -0800 From: Jacob Khurgin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovonic is language of Sovoks (fwd) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 21:53:15 MET X-Mailer: Elm [revision: 112.6] Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 07 Jan 1997 23:00:33 -0500 From: Vlad Lyandres Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovonic is language of Sovoks New language Sovonic was just identified and described in Linguistics Department of Algebra Consulting Services. This discovery was inspired by recognition of other language -- Ebonic, which is language of African Americans. Ebonic is now recognized by California Department of Education. Sovonic is language of Sovoks -- immigrants from Soviet Union. (not only purebred). One can tell Sovonic speakers and writers by observing following: 1. Articles a and the are never used or used randomly 2. make substituted for do 3. Past perfect time is never used 4. English words are used with Russian grammatical forms (example: driveat', zabizyannyj, Vam cheese piece'om ili na-slice-at') 5. Choice in prepositions is different with English and Ebonic 6. Obscure English words not known to Sovonic speakers are never used. We could not come up with examples of such words. Just as Ebonic, it has several qualities that qualify it as separate language: 1. There is certain ethnic population (Sovoks, purebred, halfbred and underbred) which uses Sovonic exclusively, from one generation into another 2. Sovonic has created stable linguistical forms 3. Sovonic is used almost exclusively in many areas of US such as Brighton Beach in New York. 4. Sovonic, Ebonic, and English speakers have problems with understanding one another 5. Both Ebonic and Sovonic speakers are offended of politically incensitive English-speaking bigots who attempt to "correct" them. Sovonic Minority Association of United States demands equal and fair treatment. We demand that: Sovonic language recognized as equal to English and Ebonic Sovonic speakers did not discriminated for use of Sovonic grammar Because past discrimination in TOEFL and other bigoted tests, Sovonic speakers be allowed to take TISL Test In Sovonic Language. TISL scores should be equal along TOEFL scores. Help Wanted Brighton Beach Department in Education is seeking Sovonic Speaker to head its new Linguistic Fairness Program 718-261-2013 From daemon Sat Jan 11 20:40:43 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Jan 11 20:40:42 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 11 Jan 1997 20:40:42 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29980; Sat, 11 Jan 97 16:00:47 -0500 Message-Id: <9701112100.AA29980@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 21:16:48 -0500 (EST) From: Belmagnews@aol.com Subject: INFO-RUSS: BELARUS MAGIC NEWS To: Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. 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Patrick Colebright BELARUS MAGIC NEWS From daemon Mon Jan 13 10:44:37 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 13 10:44:36 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 13 Jan 1997 10:44:35 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29463; Mon, 13 Jan 97 10:44:47 -0500 Message-Id: <9701131544.AA29463@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 12:18:10 -0500 (EST) From: Victor Farutin To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: How it is done out there; Forbes, Dec. 30, 1996 (fwd) Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 15:16:32 CST From: Edouard Novatorov To: Multiple recipients of list REALINK Subject: INFO-RUSS: Forbes, Dec. 30, 1996 Dear realinkers, happy spring semester! If you would like to know who killed Listiev, who is the major godfather in Russia, and what the market economy is all about...then read this article from journal Forbes. Also you can use the botton "delete" and go to the nearest McDonald to have peaceful lunch. Forbes web-site is http://www.forbes.com/ The articel was published on Dec. 30, 1996 Russian version of the article has been published in "Sovetskaya Rossia" and "Nowoe Russkoe Slovo" ----------------------------------------------------- "This is one of the finest pieces of reporting I have seen in my half-century in journalism." (James W. Michaels, Editor) Forbes. Issue Date Dec. 30, 1996, p. 90. Copyright Forbes Inc. 1996 c Boris Berezovsky, not Boris Yeltsin, may be the most powerful man in Russia Godfather of the Kremlin? LAST NOVEMBER Ronald Lauder, billionaire heir to the Estee Lauder cosmetics fortune, traveled to Moscow to celebrate the opening of a posh boutique on Red Square. That evening Russian and American business leaders, U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering and President Boris Yeltsin's wife attended a party in Lauder's honor. The host of the lavish affair? A wealthy Russian car dealer named Boris Berezovsky. Ronald Lauder probably did not know that his host is a powerful gangland boss and the prime suspect in Russia's most famous murder investigation. Explains Lauder: "The invitations went out in President Yeltsin's name." That Berezovsky can thus play cozy with Russia's president explains a lot of what is happening in Russia these days. Russia is a bubbling cauldron of criminal organizations_Sicily on a giant scale. Last year some 40,000 people were murdered in Russia and 70,000 disappeared_probably never to be heard of again. The murder rate in Russia is three or four times higher than in New York City. Assassination is a tool of business competition. Scores of business leaders and media personalities have been killed. Ivan Kivelidi, a banker and founder of the Russian Business Roundtable, was murdered last year by poison (an obscure nerve toxin) applied to the rim of his coffee cup. Neither this nor any other of Russia's most famous contract killings has been solved. In this violent world Boris Berezovsky looms like a giant shadow. Berezovsky recently claimed that he and six other top businessmen control 50% of the Russian economy. He is certainly one of the country's first dollar billionaires. His base is Logovaz, Russia's largest car dealership, but this is only the most visible tip of a golden iceberg. In a recent interview with Forbes Berezovsky said: "Russia is undergoing a redistribution of property on a scale unprecedented in history. No one is satisfied_neither those who got nothing, nor those who got something, since even they feel they did not get enough." Berezovsky is clearly one of those who never feels he has enough. This summer Forbes reporters traveled 700 miles east of Moscow, to the place where Boris Berezovsky made his first millions: the Volga River town of Togliatti. This is home to Avtovaz, Russia's largest automobile manufacturer. There, eight years ago, Berezovsky founded Logovaz, taking the giant automaker as partner and reinforcing the relationship with cross-shareholding and numerous joint ventures. What's his role today in the giant auto company? When Forbes asked Avtovaz President Alexei Nikolaev about his ties to Boris Berezovsky, the industrial manager and his aides exchanged worried looks. "We no longer have direct links with Logovaz," Nikolaev mumbled. Mumbling_or silence_is a normal response when someone brings up the name Berezovsky. What is undeniable is that in addition to his auto dealership Berezovsky controls Russia's biggest national TV network. His control was solidified shortly after the first chairman of the network was assassinated gangland-style. Berezovsky was immediately fingered by the police as a key suspect, but the murder remains unsolved two years later. Why did the police fail to follow up? Possibly because they were afraid of where the trail would lead if they looked too closely. In Russia today gangsters thumb their noses at the police because they have protection from the very top. And the gangsters, in turn, are often necessary for the men at the top. Such is the Russian business environment today that the men at the top often have use for the shadowy army of killers and thugs who work further down in the scale of corruption, running prostitutes and protection rackets. The old KGB, a gangster outfit itself, used to call this side of things "wet affairs." Every large business in Russia today has its own department of wet affairs. Me, a gangster? Berezovsky is quick to take the moral high ground. "The Western press portrays Russia unfairly," he says. "Russian business is not synonymous with the Mafia." But isn't the government powerless to bring any of the thousands of mobsters to justice? Oh, yes, says Berezovsky, but don't blame him. "In the government," he says, "there are many people who are criminals themselves." Berezovsky should know. He stands close to political power. He organized Russia's most powerful bankers in support of President Yeltsin's presidential campaign earlier this year. "It is no secret that Russian businessmen played the decisive role in President Yeltsin's victory," says Berezovsky. "It was a battle for our blood interests." Berezovsky and friends did whatever was necessary to prevent the Communists from gaining a victory. The Yeltsin campaign is facing allegations of massive financing violations. Legally, each party's campaign was limited to $3 million. The Yeltsin campaign is estimated to have spent at least $140 million. As in the U.S., most people in Russia who give big money to political campaigns hope for favors. The difference is that in Russia the payoff is often very direct. After Yeltsin's reelection Berezovsky was appointed deputy secretary of the National Security Council, the body responsible for coordinating military and law enforcement policy. The fox now guards the chickens. In appearance and in background, Berezovsky is no thug. Boasting a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, the 50-year-old Berezovsky says he spent 25 years doing research on decision-making theory at the Russian Academy of Sciences. He speaks nervously, articulately, waving a hand still scarred from an assassination attempt two years ago. He first appeared on the business scene in 1989, when he started Logovaz for automaker Avtovaz. The original purpose was to develop management software, but Berezovsky moved quickly into selling cars. Within four years he was the largest Avtovaz dealer in the country, accounting for more than 10% of its Russian sales. While Berezovsky waxes rich, however, Avtovaz is, by his own statement, "in terrible shape." Why? Many parts and even whole cars are simply stolen from the factory, only to turn up soon after in criminally connected auto dealerships. The stolen cars are usually in very good shape. Not so with cars ordered directly from Avtovaz or from independent dealers, which often arrive with windshields smashed, wiring pulled out or tires slashed. Asked about the problem of gangsters controlling his dealer network, Avtovaz's president, Alexei Nikolaev, admits: "The problem exists." To understand the economics of the problem, examine the pricing structure. Dealer markups are huge: Avtovaz sells the typical Lada sedan to the dealer for about $4,800; but the dealer sells the car to the consumer for $7,500. In short, the dealer, not the factory, makes the profit. Not only do the dealers make most of the money, they even finance themselves with company money. It works like this: To get a car in Russia, a consumer usually must pay upfront. However, the dealer often doesn't pay the factory until long after he has sold the vehicle. Not only were the dealers in control of large amounts of other people's money, they were making huge inflationary profits. During 1992-94, inflation often reached 20% a month; thus, by delaying payment to Avtovaz for, say, three months, a dealer ended up paying half price for his cars. "These guys are criminals on an outrageous scale. It's as if Lucky Luciano were chairman of the board of Chrysler." In the past two years, with the ruble stabilizing, a dealer could invest his cash in three-month Russian T bills, which, until recently, had annualized dollar yields of 100% or more. Currently dealers owe the carmaker some $1.2 billion, about one-third of the company's sales. Why does Avtovaz continue to sell to the gangster-dealers who are bankrupting the company? Carrot and stick. The carrot: an envelope full of cash to car executives. The stick: a bullet in the head. "These guys are criminals on an outrageous scale," says one American businessman who supplies parts to Avtovaz. "It's as if Lucky Luciano were chairman of the board of Chrysler." This businessman had to make big payments to a Lausanne, Switzerland-based company called Forus Financial Services, which he says is owned by Avtovaz managers. And who is the biggest car dealer of them all and a key figure in Avtovaz? Boris Berezovsky. In 1993 Berezovsky launched another project, grandly entitled the All-Russian Automobile Alliance (AVVA). AVVA sold $50 million worth of bonds to Russian investors, promising to pay them back with new cars at some future date. The idea was to use the money to set up a new assembly line for Avtovaz cars. Not until 1996 did AVVA begin investing in a small assembly operation in Finland. For nearly three years, in other words, Berezovsky had the AVVA money to play with as he pleased. While AVVA investors waited in vain for their cars and Avtovaz slid deeper toward bankruptcy, Berezovsky acquired $300 million worth of prime real estate in Moscow and St. Petersburg. He bought one of Russia's most respected newspapers, Nezavisemaia Gazeta, a popular newsmagazine and part of a new TV station called TV 6. He has acquired at least 80% of Sibneft, one of Russia's largest oil companies. "Oil is good security for loans," he says. "Owning an oil company opens the door to acquiring other businesses." Acquire them for what? To run? Or to loot? Russia's national airline, Aeroflot, is one of the country's top export earners, but it has cash problems. Same story as with autos: The travel agents get paid up front by the customers, but pay Aeroflot either very slowly or not at all. They get the float; Aeroflot gets questionable receivables, which, if paid at all, get paid in depreciated currency. Now meet Aeroflot's deputy director, Nikolai Glushkov. This gentleman has an interesting background. He was convicted in 1982 under Article 89 of the Russian criminal code (theft of state property). Later Glushkov served as head of finance for Avtovaz and was one of the founders of Logovaz. In short, an associate of Berezovsky. Are Glushkov and Berezovsky in cahoots to siphon money from Aeroflot? The parallels with Avtovaz are certainly striking. According to Moscow police reports, Berezovsky started his auto dealership in close collaboration with the powerful Chechen criminal gangs. Presumably they provided him with physical protection_a "roof," as it's called in Russian slang. But two years ago the Solntsevo gang began to muscle in on the Chechens' control of the Moscow auto market. When the Russian gangsters approached Berezovsky about an alliance, he is reported by one police detective to have said: "I already have a roof. Talk to the Chechens." The "conversation" between the Russian and the Chechen gangsters over the Moscow auto market took place outside a Logovaz showroom, near the Kazakhstan Cinema. In the ensuing gun fight, six Chechens and four Russians were killed. Berezovsky says he remembers the 1994 shootout but doesn't know what it was about. Shortly after, Berezovsky barely escaped death himself. He was being driven out of his office complex, sitting in the back of his Mercedes 600, with his driver and bodyguard in the front, when a remote-controlled car bomb exploded next to the car, decapitating the driver. Berezovsky got away with burns to his hands and face. A few days after that, the headquarters of Berezovsky's Obedinenyi Bank were bombed. No culprits were ever identified. They rarely are in Russia. Says Berezovsky: " I am not one of those people who seeks vengeance." Maybe not, but people who have stood in his way have sometimes met bloody ends. The most famous death came with Berezovsky's move into TV broadcasting. Two years ago Vladislav Listiev was Russia's most popular talk show host and its most successful TV producer. Listiev had recently persuaded the government to privatize Channel 1, Russia's biggest nationwide TV network. In early 1995 Listiev was named head of the reorganized company, now known as ORT (Russian Public Television). The government kept 51% of ORT; a group of well-connected businessmen got the rest. Leading the businessmen was Berezovsky, who acquired 16% of the stock for a mere $320,000. Listiev had no intention of being a figurehead. He decided to clean up the network's unsavory connections. His main target was Sergei Lisovsky, a 36-year-old advertising man who made his first fortune from a chain of Moscow discotheques. These glittering dives were known as good places to procure drugs. They were a haunt of Russia's crime bosses. From discos, Lisovsky moved into advertising. To buy time on any of the top five Russian TV channels you must go through Lisovsky or an allied company. Here, as in cars and airline tickets, the middleman seems to have captured the float. This year advertisers will pay about $80 million to buy time on ORT. The money goes first to the media sales company, which then pays the network. But companies like Lisovsky's Premier SV were keeping most of the money while government subsidies (some $250 million) were keeping the TV network operating. Why is organized crime so powerful? "In the government there are many people who are criminals themselves," says Berezovsky. Lisovsky's business has been connected with some unsavory characters. One of Premier SV'S founding shareholders, Sergei Antonov, has been arrested by the Moscow police on racketeering charges. The chief financial officer of Premier SV, according to police investigations, is Alexander Averin. Known in the underworld as "Avera Junior," Averin is important for his family connections_his older brother, Viktor, is the right-hand man of "Mikhas," a former hotel waiter, now boss of the notorious Solntsevo Gang; Mikhas was recently arrested on money laundering charges in Switzerland. This was the crowd that Vladislav Listiev, the TV producer, decided to take on. On Feb. 20, 1995 Listiev announced that he was breaking Lisovsky's advertising monopoly and instituting a temporary moratorium on advertising until ORT could work out new "ethical standards." "I knew he would be killed_the people he was dealing with were totally criminal," says one close friend of Listiev's. Two weeks later Listiev was gunned down by professional assassins at the entrance to his apartment building. Forbes has obtained documents on the case from the organized crime unit of the Moscow police department. According to these documents, Listiev knew that he was a marked man. He knew law enforcement authorities in Russia are powerless against the kind of opposition he faced. So Listiev gathered a group of his closest friends and explained the reason he might be killed. This is the tale he told them. When Listiev announced that he would be ending the advertising monopoly, Lisovsky demanded $100 million in damages. Listiev found a European company (name undisclosed) willing to buy the ORT advertising franchise. Listiev asked Boris Berezovsky to act as transfer agent and hand over the $100 million to Lisovsky. Berezovsky took the cash and stalled Lisovsky; he would get his money in three months, Berezovsky explained. Thus the reforming Listiev was caught between two ruthless characters. He paid with his life. Now Berezovsky effectively controls ORT with 36% of the network's voting stock, and Lisovsky is again the sole agent for its advertising. In June Sergei Lisovsky was caught by security guards as he was coming out of Russian government headquarters with $500,000 stuffed into a cardboard box. The matter is still "being investigated." The public outcry over Listiev's death was immense. Thousands of mourners showed up at his funeral. But the subsequent investigation was a tragic farce. Lisovsky's and Berezovsky's offices were searched by the police immediately after the murder. Five months later the federal prosecutor's office announced that it had closed the Listiev case, and identified the names of both the people who ordered the killing and those who had carried it out. The very next day the prosecutor's office recanted, saying that the investigation was continuing. Two months later the prosecutor-general was fired and thrown in jail on charges of corruption. Berezovsky denies that he had anything to do with Listiev's killing. He blames unnamed advertising and production companies that were being hurt by Listiev's reorganization of the network. Did Berezovsky adopt a low profile after the killing? No way. This spring, Berezovsky emerged as a participant in the National Sports Fund, a charity organized by Boris Yeltsin's tennis coach to benefit sports in Russia. Over the past several years the organization has received billions of dollars in revenues from the duty-free importation of alcohol and cigarettes. When at least $100 million went missing earlier this year, the organization was revealed as a massively corrupt racket. Its privileges were withdrawn and the tennis coach was sacked. The president of the fund was Boris Feodorov, a close ally of Berezovsky. Feodorov gave a newspaper interview in which he claimed that he was being victimized by criminal organizations within President Yeltsin's administration. In June, before the interview was published, Feodorov was shot and repeatedly stabbed by unknown assailants in Moscow. He survived and fled to Western Europe. Apparently that interview was so close to the truth as to threaten the gangsters and their higher-up accomplices. Is Boris Berezovsky the godfather of Russia's godfathers? It sure looks that way. Side Lines By James W. Michaels, Editor Keeping the old KGB busy THE AUTHORS of "Godfather of the Kremlin" are, of course, well known to the editors of Forbes and highly regarded here_but after you've read the article that starts on page 90, you will understand why we have omitted their names. It reads like fiction, but this is the true story of the brilliant, unscrupulous Boris Berezovsky, a close associate of President Boris Yeltsin and a man who parlayed an auto dealership into Russia's most formidable business empire. Berezovsky stands tall as one of the most powerful men in Russia. Behind him lies a trail of corpses, uncollectible debts and competitors terrified for their lives. A number of Forbes editorial staffers were involved in the reporting and picture-gathering over a period of many months. As one of them puts it: "In Moscow, asking questions about Berezovsky was like being back there in pre-Gorbachev days. At the very mention of Berezovsky's name, people would look around furtively, lower their voices and try to change the subject." Russians have good reason to be afraid of Berezovsky and people like him: Emulating the old communist bosses, the new crime bosses use KGB-trained assassins and enforcers. In the prevalence of brutality and extralegal power grabs, Russia hasn't finished paying the price for those 70 years of communism. This is one of the finest pieces of reporting I have seen in my half-century in journalism. From daemon Fri Jan 17 13:12:27 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jan 17 13:12:26 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 17 Jan 1997 13:12:26 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28128; Fri, 17 Jan 97 11:44:27 -0500 Message-Id: <9701171644.AA28128@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 14 Jan 97 12:46:18 -0800 From: jbk@joule.ee.ucla.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Internet hangs out... (fwd) Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------Forwarded-------------------------- Why the Internet is like a certain part of male anatomy: 1. Some folks have it, some don't. Those who have it would be devastated if it were ever cut off. They think that those who don't have it are somehow inferior. Those who don't have it may agree that it is a nifty toy, but think it's not worth the fuss made over it by those who do have it. Still, many of those who don't have it would like to try it. 2. It can be up or down. It's more fun when it's up, but it's also harder to get any real work done. 3. In the long-distant past, its only purpose was to transmit information considered vital to the survival of the species. Some people still think that's the only thing it should be used for, but most folks today use it for fun most of the time. 4. Once you've started playing with it, it's hard to stop. Some people would just play with it all day if they didn't have work to do. 5. It provides a way to interact with other people. Some people take this interaction very seriously, others treat it as a lark. Sometimes it's hard to tell what kind of person you're dealing with until it's too late. 6. If you don't apply the appropriate protective measures, it can spread viruses. 7. It has no brain of its own. Instead, it uses yours. If you use it too much, you'll find it more and more difficult to think coherently. 8. We attach an importance to it that is far greater than what its actual size and influence warrant. 9. If you're not careful what you do with it, it can get you in big trouble. 10.It has its own agenda. Somehow, no matter how good your intentions, it will warp your behavior. Later you may ask yourself, "Why on earth did I do that?" 11.It has no conscience and no memory. Left to its own devices, it will do the same dumb things it did before. ------------- End Forwarded Message ------------- From root Sat Jan 25 18:55:04 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Jan 25 18:55:04 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 25 Jan 1997 18:55:03 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25300; Sat, 25 Jan 97 16:50:27 -0500 Message-Id: <9701252150.AA25300@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from schmuel@sees.bangor.ac.uk by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24939; Sat, 25 Jan 97 13:05:37 -0500 From: Dr S L Braunstein To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 25 Jan 1997 19:05:10 +0100 Subject: INFO-RUSS: one year position in UK for exUSSR nationals Priority: normal Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks: The Royal Society/Nato Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme tenable for ONE year in a laboratory in the UK. For nationals from: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Chech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungry, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and the Former Yugoslav Replublic of Macedonia. For candidates who have reached postdoctoral (or equivalent) level; they may be in the final stages of their Ph.D., however, awards cannot be taken up until confirmation of the degree has been submitted to the Royal Society. 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Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- >Reuter, Saturday November 30 >Russian Military Train Leaves Chechnya A KTO ABTOP ODbI: Bichem rabov, nechistoj siloj, Ordoj raznoyasykikh mass Prosterlas' ty nad polumirom I Rimom tret'im nazvalas'. Preident Chechni Zelimkhan Yandarbiev, "Checheniia - bitva za svobodu". Pyat' tysiach ekzemplyarov ego knigi (496 stranits!) zaderzhali na granitse slavnye taganrogskie tamozhenniki ("Izvestiia"). YURI I. LURYI, University of Toronto Centre for Russian and East European Studies. 712-1510 Richmond Street, North. London, Ontario N6G 4V2 CANADA. Telephone: (519)858-0221; FAX: (519)858-0837 or 661-3790; e-mail: yluryi@uwo.ca From root Mon Jan 27 06:25:06 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 27 06:25:06 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 27 Jan 1997 06:25:05 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23086; Mon, 27 Jan 97 02:20:16 -0500 Date: Sun, 26 Jan T 14:48:21 -0500 Message-Id: <9701270720.AA23086@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: "Alexander Soifer, Univ. of Colorado" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Berezovsky and Truimph awards Status: ORr --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- On January 7, 1997 there was a presentation of prestigious "Triumph" awards in Moscw. Awards went to Vojnovich and others. The winners were selected by the jury that included the top Russian art personalities: V. Vasiliev, E. Neizvestnyi, A. Voznesensky, E. Klimov, Aksyonov, E. Maksimova, O. Tabakov, etc. Vasiliev (Bol'shy Theater) thanked the chair of Sovet Popechitelej, Boris Abramovich Berezovsky, for selfless sponsorship, for giving money "with no strings attached" (!). Then Berezovsky spoke. Everyone in the room applauded, including Zhvanezky (yes, I saw him applauding), Akhmadulina, Eifman, as well as the jury members listed above, BUT nobody smiled... If the Forbes Magazine is right about Berezovsky (and I would like the informed-info-russers to enlighten me), then it is shocking that money can buy not only politicians (that we know), but also some of the very best of Russian intellecuals, some of whom used to be dissidents. IF Forbes is right, then money can buy anyone, anyone at all, including people I have admired all my life. There is a chance, of course, that they do not read Forbes, but info russ mentioned that the article was reprinted in Novoye Russkoye Slovo and Sovetskaya Rossia... Can YOU make a sense of it? Am I missing something? Alexander Soifer From root Tue Jan 28 20:58:20 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jan 28 20:58:19 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 28 Jan 1997 20:58:18 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09830; Tue, 28 Jan 97 20:47:10 -0500 Message-Id: <9701290147.AA09830@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 00:55:54 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: goldfarb@phri.nyu.edu (Alex Goldfarb) Subject: INFO-RUSS: still about Berezovsky Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Russian Mogul Epitomizes New Power of Capitalism By David Hoffman Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, January 10 1997; Page A01 The Washington Post MOSCOW -- On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Boris Berezovsky, deputy chief of the Kremlin Security Council, wearing an impeccably tailored business suit, crisp white shirt and red tie, negotiated a deal with the bearded Salman Raduyev, a battle-hardened Chechen military commander wearing comb at fatigues. That day, Berezovsky won the release of 21 Russian troops taken hostage by Raduyev's militiamen in a potentially explosive dispute. On Thursday afternoon, Berezovsky, again perfectly attired, was honored at a ceremony in Moscow. The Russian Association for the Advancement of Science and Education named him Philanthropist of the Year for his gift of $1.3 million to support travel by Russian scientists to international conferences. And on Friday evening, Berezovsky, industrialist and financier, was at his Moscow business club, a richly decorated old mansion, showing a visitor to his private office and talking at length about the power of capitalists in the new Russian state. "I think two types of power are possible," he said, speaking softly, but quickly: "Either a power of ideology, or a power of capital. Ideology is now dead, and today we have a period of transition, from the power of ideology to the power of capital." More than anyone else, Berezovsky epitomizes the dominance of the new Russian tycoons and their near total merger with affairs of state. His official title is deputy secretary of the Security Council, responsible for Chechnya -- the war-ravaged southern region whose battle for independence from Moscow was halted by a cease-fire last fall. But Berezovsky is much, much more. He is part of a tight circle of financiers and business moguls who, by his own estimate, control half of Russia's economy. They are the new leading oligarchs of Russia, buccaneering bankers and industrialists who are deeply entwined with the government of President Boris Yeltsin. They are reform-minded in the sense that they bankrolled Yeltsin's presidential campaign against his Communist rival last year, and they generally favor the country's rocky transition to a free-market democracy, which has made them fabulously wealthy. They all attained wealth in the violent, corruption-ridden, high-stakes competition that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union five years ago. The effort was not one of pure entrepreneurship; these tycoons did not strive to get rich by building a better mousetrap. Instead, they fought for the juiciest pieces of the fallen Soviet empire. Virtually all of them, in one way or another, capitalized on obtaining -- often for next to nothing -- a valuable chunk of former state property to exploit. The scramble for wealth and power was carried out with brutal means, often including car bombs and assassinations. As the grasp of the Russian state continues to weaken, the role of the financial and industrial clans within it continues to grow. While the state seems helpless to meet even such basic obligations as paying soldiers on time, mighty corporate interests are on the march, often at the expense of the state. They run airlines, television stations, auto factories, newspapers, energy monopolies and more. They get favorable treatment from a Kremlin that still picks winners and losers in the economy, and they give favors back to those in power -- such as huge campaign contributions and flattering television news coverage. In their view, there is virtually no barrier between their interests and those of Russia itself. "I think that if something is advantageous to capital," Berezovsky said, "it goes without saying that it's advantageous to the nation. It's capital that is in a condition, to the greatest extent, to express the interests of the nation." Critics charge that the new capitalists have gone too far and that they used illicit or criminal means to grab their new wealth. Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of the centrist Yabloko faction in the lower house of parliament, wrote in a recent commentary that the "main characteristic" of Russia's power structure is that it is "profit-seeking" and that "all its activities are geared exclusively toward profits -- more often than not, the material profit of some oligarchic clan." Berezovsky, 50, epitomizes the new blend of Russian magnate and politician. He and several other tycoons who benefited handsomely from Russia's free-market reforms and the privatization of state property poured millions of dollars into Yeltsin's reelection campaign. According to Berezovsky, they believed they were acting not only in Russia's interest but defending themselves, because they feared that a Communist victory would wipe them out. "I felt this especially acutely on the eve of the presidential election," Berezovsky said. "I felt that everything we've done is under threat, because, completely realistically, the Communists could have come to power. My colleagues are those who were able to build big businesses in Russia. We felt this danger before others, just as we sensed earlier than others the opportunities opened by the new system." Money and power are the common denominator of this clan, many of whom were rivals in the past. In addition to Berezovsky, they include Vladimir Gusinsky, a banking and media mogul who controls Russia's main commercial television station; Vladimir Potanin, now a deputy prime minister, who was head of Oneximbank; Mikhail Khodorkovsky, of the giant Menatep group; Petr Aven, one of the original Kremlin reformists who is now president of Alpha Bank; Alexander Smolensky of StolichnyBank; and Vladimir Vinogradov of Inkombank. Following the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last year, they played a key role in persuading Yeltsin to rehire Anatoly Chubais, the efficient but unpopular former privatization chief, to run his reelection campaign. Then they helped persuade Yeltsin to dump the reactionaries in his entourage, including his longtime personal bodyguard, Alexander Korzhakov. Then they recruited as Security Council chief -- and later helped depose -- the charismatic Alexander Lebed, whose brief alliance with Yeltsin boosted the president's vote tally. "In the end, we succeeded in winning not the elections as such, but we succeeded in winning the course of reform," Berezovsky said. After the election, the group discussed who among them should enter the government at a senior level to deal with economic affairs, according to one source. They settled on Potanin because he is an ethnic Russian; most of the rest of them, including Berezovsky and Gusinsky, are Jewish, and they feared a nationalist backlash. Berezovsky acknowledged recently that he became an Israeli citizen in 1994, but he gave that up, he said, when he joined the Kremlin Security Council in late October. Berezovsky has said also that he has surrendered direct control of his business affairs while he serves in government. Russia's new tycoons are not public heroes. Popular resentments run deep over the vast sell-off of state property, which made many of them rich and left millions of Russians in poverty. "In the redistribution of property,there are no satisfied people," Berezovsky said. "Everyone is unhappy. Those who got a lot aren't happy, because they think they could have gotten even more, and those who lost aren't happy." The transformation was "painful" for the rich, he said, because "they place themselves under bullets." Berezovsky knows; he narrowly escaped a 1994 car-bomb assassination attempt that beheaded his driver. It has been common practice among most of the leading financiers and industrialists in Russia's new market economy to employ Mafia-style protection gangs. Businesses small and large have "security departments" to fend off rivals or threaten creditors and debtors. This world is murky and violent; very few of the hundreds of assassinations and attempted assassinations have ever been solved. "We acted according to the law; we acted within the framework of the law, " Berezovsky said in the interview. "That's why we aren't Mafia or criminals. Moreover, if we were, we wouldn't be talking with you here, but I should be sitting behind bars." Berezovsky was described in darker terms in a recent Forbes magazine article that called him a "powerful gangland boss." The article charged that Berezovsky milked large firms for profit by acting as a middleman with the backing of organized crime groups that used murder as a business tool. Berezovsky has denounced the Forbes article as "a compilation of thoughts, garbling of facts and straight lies" and said he intends to sue for libel. The article also suggests that Berezovsky had a role in the 1995 killing of a prominent television personality, Vladislav Listyev, at a time when Berezovsky had become an investor in a privatized television channel that Listyev was to run. Listyev had announced just before his death that there would be a ban on advertising on the channel to prevent commercial corruption. Berezovsky has said separately that the attempt on his life was made by the same people who killed Listyev, but he has not identified them by name. No one has ever been charged in Listyev's slaying. Berezovsky, the son of an engineer, attended a forest technology academy and later rose to a top post at a management institute. He became a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and published articles about applied mathematics. But he was restless and jumped at the chance to make money during the "economic restructuring" initiative of the late Soviet era. He devised a management system for the automaker Avtovaz, then became a car dealer; later, he began importing foreign cars, including Mercedes. In the fall of 1993, he launched a controversial investment project that promised production of a "truly people's automobile," but so far,investors have had no return on their money. Berezovsky promised recently that he would begin paying dividends next year. At the center of Berezovsky's empire is his holding company, Logovaz, through which he has controlling or partial interests in banks; the powerful Russian public television channel ORT; the newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta; Transaero, a successful Russian airline; a Moscow television station; the weekly magazine Ogonyok; and Sibneft, Russia's seventh largest oil company. He also is involved in managing Russia's national airline, Aeroflot. But his most controversial venture has been into government. Why does one of Russia's biggest tycoons want to be deputy secretary of the Security Council, handling the postwar headaches of Chechnya? Berezovsky said he took the job because "Chechnya today is the biggest destabilizing political factor in Russia." He recently told Kommersant magazine that the only recourse for Russia is to try to rebuild the region. There has been speculation here that Berezovsky also is looking beyond the Chechen conflict at the commercial value of the rebellious Caucusus region, which sits astride potential oil routes. Berezovsky said recently that oil was important but "not the prime problem" in his considerations. The newsmagazine Itogi suggested that Berezovsky is trying nothing less than to buy Chechnya's membership in the Russian fold. The tactic, the magazine said, is this: "What cannot be bought for money can be bought for a lot of money. In other words, they want to complete a big deal, to exchange the rebels' demands for freedom for a share in the oil." @CAPTION: Boris Berezovsky's financial skills have brought him political power. Copyright 1997 The Washington Post Company From root Thu Jan 30 12:19:10 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jan 30 12:19:09 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 30 Jan 1997 12:19:08 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25039; Wed, 29 Jan 97 20:37:18 -0500 Message-Id: <9701300137.AA25039@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 10:58:58 -0600 (CST) From: azret kalmykov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Travel to Russia... Status: ORr --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, dear friends! I need here a piece of advice from those of you who ar in States. If you remember my last request for my friend's future baby' citizenship, now their saga continues... My friends here are on student visa, they are russian citizens (do not have green cards). Now, their child is american and they are planning to go home to Russia for several years, of course, with their child. The question is does their child go to Russia on guest visa and at maximim it is going to last for 3 months and then they have to renew his visa within Russia (OVIR-?!). How do russian citizens go back to Russia with their "american" children and manage to stay in Russia (mainly, how their child manage to stay over there legally, with future attendance of at least elementary school)? What is the status of their child? Is he just "visiting" his folks or something else can be arranged that we do not know of??? If we call russian consulate, what do we need to ask for? Please, those of you who know anything about it or went through the same procedures, share info. with me. With all my respect, Azret From root Fri Jan 31 00:22:10 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jan 31 00:22:09 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 31 Jan 1997 00:22:08 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10714; Thu, 30 Jan 97 20:06:36 -0500 Message-Id: <9701310106.AA10714@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: 30 Jan 1997 19:07:42 -0500 From: "Futer" Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for a friend To: "INFO-RUSS" Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I am looking for a friend of mine who emigrated to Israel - Dubinin (Roytberg) Mikhail Igorevich, DOB:December 28, 1956, graduated from school #29 in Moscow in 1974, physician. Please respond directly to me: futer@vpharm.com Thanks a lot, Olga Futer From root Fri Jan 31 13:24:13 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jan 31 13:24:12 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 31 Jan 1997 13:24:11 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25061; Fri, 31 Jan 97 10:12:48 -0500 Message-Id: <9701311512.AA25061@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: 29 Jan 97 23:15:59 EST From: Alex Kraytsberg <102337.1715@CompuServe.COM> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Come on, folks, Berezovsky is our guy, sort of... Status: Or --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. ===================================================================== Folks, Strangely enough, Berezovsky, Triumph award, and all this, suddenly became a hot subject. Many folks sent in their msg, most of which were strongly supportive of that poor fella Berezovsky, or of the recipients of the Triumph award (I presume that their authors were not directly supported/funded by Berezovsky, or if they were, there were no strings attached:-). The tone of most of them was between hysterical and paranoid, and the common thing for them was that each one of them declared apriory that this @#&@* coordinator is not going to broadcast their msgs, but they will tell what they think anyway. They were right of course; this coordinator is not going to broadcast their postings. However, here below is a posting by Alex Kraytsberg, who seems to have something original (:-) to say, and does it in a frank and calm way, so I decided to post it. As usually, it does not necessarily mean that I agree with all or anything of what he is saying. But it is going to be the last posting on the matter (at least for now); after all, this subject is not about emigrants nor about any crisis in Russia (I guess, for Russia, B&TA is business as usual, right?). Please send your replies directly to the author of the posting; I guess he should be ready to open a little discussion club for a while (:-). Alex Kaplan, owner/coordinator of info-russ The text below is a posting by Alex Kraytsberg 102337.1715@CompuServe.COM ===================================================================== Dear info-russ-ians, This is to reflect on recent postings regarding Berezovsky: articles from Forbes, Washington Post, and a posting by Alex Soifer reprimanding Russian intellectuals who gladly received their Triumph Awards funded by Berezovsky. Let me offer here sort of excuse for those intellectuals, and also lend a little support for Berezovsky 1) I do not mean to "plead ignorance", but I am not sure that everything one can read in Forbes (or any other magazine) is exactly right. Moreover, Sovietskaya Rossia is quite an infamous newspaper. So it may be reasonable to distrust the article when reading that in this newspaper. Pozvolju sebe skazat' i esche neskol'ko slov v zaschitu tex dejatelej kul'tury, v kotoryx Vy, Sasha (Soifer) , tak razocharovalis'. Predstavim sebe, chto 85% faktov, privedennyx v obsuzhdaemoj stat'e, sootvetstvujut dejstvitel'nosti. Odnako vsegda li pravda i est' spravedlivost'? Dumaju, chto net, ne vsegda. Poprobuem zhe byt' spravedlivymi. Itak, kto zhe takoj Berezovskij, smotrja na nego ne iznutri, a izvne, tak, kak my vse, i perechislennye Vami ljudi iskusstva v tom chisle, tol'ko smotret' i mogut? V traktovke avtorov stat'i on, v obschem-to, ugolovnik. Nu, nezaurjadnyj ugolovnik, vsex razbojnikov nachal'nik i banditov komandir. A ved' on, prezhde vsego, prinadlezhit k tomu zhe sloju obschestva, chto i V. Vasiliev, E.Neizvestnyi, A. Voznesensky, E. Klimov, Aksyonov, E. Maksimova, O. Tabakov, etc., da i vse my s vami! Sudite sami. Ego studencheskie gody prishlis' na "ottepel'", a pochti vsja aktivnaja zhizn' - na zastojnoe vremja. On vybral zhizn' intelligenta, ne chinovnika ili skazhem, "cexovika", i zanjalsja prikladnoj matematikoj. My s Vami vse xorosho znaem etu zhizn': MNS, SNS, zavlab (poslednee - ne ochen' verojatno dlja evreja, no u Berezovskogo poluchilos', stal rektorom), nekotorye privilegii (medobsluzhivanie poluchshe srednego, etc.) i povyshe srednesovetskogo zarplata, uvazhaemaja, chto ni govori, professija i nebol'shaja pensija v konce zhizni. Da, interesnaja rabota, eto blagoslovenie, no lish' nemnogie mogut zhit' tol'ko naukoj - mnogo li sredi nas Gaussov, Shredingerov i Landau? Nu, vot i Berezovskij ne iz nix. Kak i mnogie iz nas, podumyval o "peremene sud'by", a tut pojavilis' vozmozhnosti vtoroj poloviny 80-x godov, i imejuschie vlast' i svjazi stali besheno nabivat' karmany. I nash geroj skazal, vidimo, sebe: a pochemu vse dolzhno dostat'sja byvshim nomenklaturnym rabotnikam i partijnym bossam vtorogo rjada? Pochemu ne mne? Vse eto dostatochno ponjatno ljubomu rossijskomu intelligentu. A potom nastupilo bezvremen'e (kotoroe vnachale mnogie schitali proryvom k "svetloj zhizni"), rost cen, obnischanie vsego nashego sloja i poterja dazhe tex zhalkix privilegij, chto my imeli, ischeznovenie "aury" uchenogo i prixod k vlasti vmesto starogo, glupogo, uzhe bezzubogo drakona novoj, s pozvolenija skazat',"elity", ozabochennoj tol'ko tem, kak by pribrat' k rukam priobretennoe pravdami i nepravdami za poslednie 70 let drakonom. I tut vyjasnilos', chto Berezovskij - sil'nyj chelovek "iz nashix". Vot vse, skazhem, chitali "Nezavisimuju gazetu", a ona vdrug perestala vyxodit'. I ne vyxodila iz-za otsutstvija deneg. A tut prishel Berezovskij i dal deneg, i vse zavertelos' opjat' (i ne nado ob'jasnjat' mne, chto eto ne blagotvoritel'nost' - sam znaju, no obschestvennym soznaniem eto bylo vosprinjato kak blago). Den'gi daet uchenym, premii uchrezhdaet ljudjam kul'tury (i ne soprovozhdaet eti blaga nikakimi uslovijami). Konechno, ubijstva i razboj (nazovem veschi svoimi imenami, v konce koncov, ne oblagorazhivaja nichego blagozvuchnymi ital'janskimi slovami i imenami) nikto iz istinnyx rossijskix intelligentov odobrjat' ne stanet, no risknu skazat', chto mnogoe iz inkriminirovannogo Berezovskomu Forbes'om po bol'shomu schetu ne tak uzh sil'no osuzhdaetsja obschestvennym mneniem intelligentskoj Rossii. Da, chestnyj chelovek nichego etogo delat' nikogda ne dolzhen. No: 1) Pol'zuetsja oxranoj bandy razbojnikov. Dlja amerikanca - predposlednjaja stepen' padenija, dal'she uzhe sleduet tol'ko prodazha dushi d'javolu. A v Rossii etim pol'zujutsja (vynuzhdenno, poludobrovol'no ili dobrovol'no) v toj ili inoj stepeni prakticheski vse delovye ljudi. 2) Byl fakticheski iniciatorom ugolovnoj "razborki" so strel'boj? A chto, komu - nibud' iz rossijskix intelligentov zhalko ubityx s toj ili s drugoj storony banditov? 3) Organizovyval ubijstvo konkurentov? Eto ploxo, no esli dlja amerikanca - xuzhe nekuda, to v Rossii vse znajut, chto i onye konkurenty dejstvovali temi zhe sposobami, i po otnosheniju k Berezovskomu v tom chisle. Prosto oni banditov ne takix provornyx nanimali. Eto, uvy, praktika takaja sejchas v Rossii. Pomnite li, kak Robinzon Kruzo sobiralsja v pravednom gneve istrebit' ljudoedov, kotorye povadilis' ezdit' obedat' na ego ostrov? Odnako on nemnogo podumal, i ponjal, chto za poroki vsego obschestva otdel'nyj chelovek otvechat' ne mozhet, i ne dolzhen, dazhe esli on etim porokam i podverzhen. 4) Amerikancy pravil'no schitajut, chto nexorosho nabivat' sebe karmany za schet kazny, podkupaja ili zapugivaja chinovnikov. Odnako po umolchaniju oni schitajut, chto esli etogo Lucky Berezovsky delat' ne budet, to den'gi pojdut tuda, kuda im polozheno - na shkoly, dorogi, etc. Chto zhe, zdes', v Shtatax, eto po krajnej mere otchasti tak. A vot v Rossii eto sejchas sovsem ne tak, i eto tam kazhdyj xorosho znaet! Berezovskogo kak lichnost' eto mozhet i ne opravdyvaet, no ljudi vidjat, chto ne emu - tak drugomu, i pri etom ne byvshemu intelligentu (da, uvy, byvshemu), a byvshemu partijnomu bonze ili nomenklaturnomu chinushe. I budet etot tratit' denzhki nivest' na chto, i dazhe v luchshem sluchae dast ix ne na granty uchenym ili premii pisateljam, a vystroit v centre Moskvy esche odin xram, blago ix snesli v svoe vremja stol'ko, chto vosstanavlivat' vsem xvatit (ne tam xramy nado stroit', xram - eto ne dom s kupolom iz kirpicha, xram kak raz pisatel' i mozhet vystroit'). Vyvod ja delaju takoj - Berezovskij vygljadit sovsem ne tak ploxo v glazax rossijskogo intelligenta, chtoby iz-za odnogo podozrenija, chto on mog sovershit' koe - chto (ili dazhe mnogoe) iz pripisyvaemogo emu Forbes'om, ot nego otshatyvalis' by kak ot prokazhennogo vse chestnye ljudi V ROSSII. I esli oni etogo ne delajut, i berut ot nego kopeechku, za kotoruju velel on zastrelit'... - da Vy sami znaete etu istoriju s jurodivym i carem Borisom - to vovse ne potomu, chto vse mozhno kupit'. Nado by ne ot Berezovskogo, a ot segodnjashnej rossijskoj dejstvitel'nosti otshatyvat'sja, eto bylo by spravedlivo. No nevozmozhno... A sovest' ljudi, nadejus', ne poterjali, i mne kazhetsja, chto vot okazhit' na meste uchreditelja premii ne Berezovskij, a Mavrodi - tak i ne vzjali by deneg. Ej Bogu, ne vzjali by. So V. Vasiliev, E. Neizvestnyi, A. Voznesensky, E. Klimov, Aksyonov, E. Maksimova, O. Tabakov, etc. are not just bribed. Even if Forbes is right, money cannot buy everybody, and particulary that people. You can go on to admire them. But I would like to remind you that they all are no more than human being... Best regards Alex Kraytsberg 102337.1715@Compuserve. com

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From root Sun Feb 2 21:57:28 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Feb 2 21:57:27 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 2 Feb 1997 21:57:25 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24384; Sun, 2 Feb 97 21:46:55 -0500 Message-Id: <9702030246.AA24384@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: "Yuri Cooper" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 13:41:48 EDT Subject: INFO-RUSS: software development position Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello everybody: BGS Systems, Waltham, Mass is looking for two PL/I programers. Interested parties please reply to me : yury@bgs.com or (617) 663-4673. Regards, Yuri Cooper From root Thu Feb 6 17:02:59 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Feb 6 17:02:58 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 6 Feb 1997 17:02:57 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22372; Thu, 6 Feb 97 10:56:03 -0500 Message-Id: <9702061556.AA22372@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: 6 Feb 97 23:15:59 EST From: Alexander Kaplan To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: it is back... Status: Or --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, subscribe, or unsubscribe mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, As you might've noticed, info-russ is back to a regular mode of operation (although there were quite a few posting during that "semi-dormant" period); I kept my promise to do it in the beginning of February. A little secret of semi-dormant mode is that I was simply away from the country on my sabbatical in Germany (with my stay in Germany supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Award I've got last year). I've already subscribed or unsubscribed all the folks who asked me for it, and even started having fun with some of you guys getting mighty wrathful about the intelligentsia & Berezovsky & each other (so what is new?:-). Anyway, my stay in Germany was great, but I am happy to be back to home and your wrathful company (:-). Have a nice info-russing. --Cheers, Alex Kaplan, info-russ owner/coordinator E-mail: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu web: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan From root Fri Feb 7 16:20:22 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 7 16:20:21 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 7 Feb 1997 16:20:18 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08652; Fri, 7 Feb 97 15:57:42 -0500 Date: Fri, 7 Feb 97 15:57:42 -0500 Message-Id: <9702072057.AA08652@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: "Falkovich G." To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: occasion to Russia Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear netters, we are looking for somebody going soon to Novosibirsk or Moscow from Israel to take urgently needed medicine. Please, call 08-9473032, 08-9343697 (Sergey) or send e-mail to fnluk@wis.weizmann.ac.il Grisha Falkovich and Sergey Lukaschuk From root Fri Feb 7 16:58:37 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 7 16:58:36 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 7 Feb 1997 16:58:36 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08730; Fri, 7 Feb 97 16:04:45 -0500 Message-Id: <9702072104.AA08730@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1997 10:50:11 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: lera@ruf.rice.edu (Valeria Randolph) Subject: INFO-RUSS: please help to translate Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear info-russians, is anyone out there familiar with russian herbs? What are the russian names for: Wheat germ Oat bran Brewer's yeast flakes Saw palmetto berries Pau de Arco ecinachea lecithin granules Please help. my email is lera@rice.edu From root Fri Feb 7 17:26:07 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 7 17:26:06 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 7 Feb 1997 17:26:06 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08715; Fri, 7 Feb 97 16:03:39 -0500 Date: Fri, 7 Feb 97 16:03:39 -0500 Message-Id: <9702072103.AA08715@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: chatan@idi.org.il Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for a job Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- This message is especially addressed to those who subscribe to this list who reside in Israel. I emigrated to Israel 1 1/2 years ago from the United States. I have a Ph.D in political science with a speciality in the former Soviet Union, and I am fluent in Russian. At present, I live in Jerusalem. in the past 1 1/2 years, I have not been able to find a full-time job in my speciality. The best that I have been able to find was a part-time job as an abstractor of English-language political science articles at the Israel Democracy Institute, a think tank that does research on improving Israel's political system. I have been looking for somebody to take me on as a researcher or a post-doctoral fellow to to research in one of the three following areas: 1) Israel's relationship with the UN; 2) the impact of the Russian aliya on Israeli politics; or 3) comparative Central Asian foreign policies. However, I have not had any takers. If any subscriber to this list knows of where I can go, please let me know. If anybody is familiar with sources or research grants or support outside of Israel to which I am eligible to apply, please let me know. Chaim Chatan chatan@dns.idi.org.il From root Fri Feb 7 20:39:46 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 7 20:39:45 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 7 Feb 1997 20:39:44 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09075; Fri, 7 Feb 97 18:28:24 -0500 Date: Fri, 7 Feb 97 18:28:24 -0500 Message-Id: <9702072328.AA09075@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuter, Friday February 7 2:03 AM EST U.S. Says Drug Smugglers Tried to Buy Sub MIAMI (Reuter) - The owner of a Miami strip club has been charged with acting as a middleman for Colombia drug gangs trying to buy a Russian nuclear-powered submarine, U.S. officials say. The Piranha-class submarine would have been used to ferry cocaine and other contraband underwater to the United States, Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Pam Brown said Thursday. These guys were negotiating with military officials in the ex-Soviet Union for the purchase of submarine which they were going to use to take narcotics to California and other places, Brown said, adding that Ludwig "Tarzan" Fainberg was arrested before the deal could go through. The charge was contained in a 30-count indictment against Fainberg, who was refused bail when he appeared in a Miami court on Wednesday. He holds an Israeli passport. He allegedly ran a criminal enterprise from his strip club "Porky's"; near Miami International Airport. The indictment said he acted as a middleman between Russians and Latin American drug barons. His alleged activities also included trafficking in drugs, contraband cigarettes and stolen liquor, and providing prostitutes to Russian gangsters. Prosecutor Diane Fernandez told the court Fainberg and his cronies entered negotiations with the Russians to buy a nuclear-powered Piranha class submarine from the Kronstadt naval base near St. Petersburg, Russia. It would have been delivered to a Colombian cartel for smuggling. It was not clear who was to have operated the submarine. Fernandez said Fainberg bought six Russian military helicopters, each worth $1 million, for the drug traffickers. Fainberg, whose attorney Loius Terminello called the allegations "ridiculous"; has been in jail since Jan. 21. Two other men named in the indictment as his business partners, Juan Almeida and Nestor Yester, have not been arrested. The indictment was the result of a three-year DEA operation involving surveillance and undercover work, Brown said. From root Tue Feb 11 00:13:55 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Feb 11 00:13:54 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 11 Feb 1997 00:13:53 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23898; Mon, 10 Feb 97 20:04:17 -0500 Message-Id: <9702110104.AA23898@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: "Gorlenco, Lada" To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: FW: International Money Transfers To and From Russia Date: Fri, 07 Feb 97 11:31:00 GMT Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I've got this information from one of my lists, hope it'll be useful for members of INFORUSS as well. ---------- From: owner-ceeman-l[SMTP:owner-ceeman-l@MAINE.MAINE.EDU] Sent: 06 February 1997 19:24 To: CEEMAN-L Subject: International Money Transfers To and From Russia International Money Transfers To and From Russia ***************************************************************** The following information was received today from the Interna- tional Trade Administration, which had received the information from the American Embassy in Moscow. The information may be useful to list members involved in activities in Russia. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Summary ----------------------------------------------------------------- This report addresses international money transfers to and from Russia, including company and individual money transfers. The information for this report was obtained from direct interviews with bank representatives. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Wire Transfers: Companies ----------------------------------------------------------------- Transferring Money Abroad: ----------------------------------------------------------------- Most banks operating in Russia will make a wire transfer only for their clients. Moreover, many banks will not execute a transfer unless a client is a juridical person, i.e. an entity. In com- pliance with the Central Bank Instruction #39, a commercial client should submit a contract, invoice, and customs declaration to a bank to justify the legitimacy of a transfer. Most banks adhere to the international standard of two working days for a wire transfer completion. The service charges vary from bank to bank but are competitive. For example, Bank Menatep will charge USD 46 for a transfer regardless of its amount. French bank Credit Lyonnais charges a currency conversion fee that varies from 0.3 to 1 percent plus flexible fee for a transfer itself. Dialog Bank clients pay a fee of 0.1 percent of the transfer amount but not exceeding USD 100. Inkombank assesses a USD 10 fixed service charge plus 0.2 percent of the transfer amount but not exceeding USD 50. Banks transfer the money through their correspondent accounts with foreign banks. Inkombank has correspondent accounts with four U.S. banks: the Bank of New York, Republic National Bank, Bankers Trust Company, and Bank of America. Dialog Bank most frequently uses its correspondent account with the bank of New York. The deputy head of the Inkombank's correspondent relationships department, Elena Sokolova, noted that the bank's clients rarely have any problems with their money transfers. Should any occur, the matter is transferred to a investigation department that specializes in finding lost transfers. Similar services are offered by Dialog Bank. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Receiving Money from Abroad: ----------------------------------------------------------------- A resident company receives money wired from abroad into a transit account, where the money is kept for up to 14 days. Within this period, a company should provide the bank with a legal document (a contract, invoice, etc.) proving that a company is entitled to the transferred money, after which a firm is obligated to convert 50 percent of the amount into rubles accord- ing to a central bank regulation. If the money is received as a "capital transaction" (for instance, a contribution to a char- tered capital), the company should present a special central bank authorization. If a company fails to justify money received, a bank has to send it back or notify the central bank of the trans- action. Money transfers into non-resident companies' accounts are not closely monitored. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Wire Transfers: Individuals ----------------------------------------------------------------- Transferring Money Abroad: ----------------------------------------------------------------- Central Bank Instruction #39 made it virtually impossible for individuals to wire money abroad. The instances when the trans- fers are allowed are limited to a specified list of events (for example, payments for subscriptions for foreign press, payments for medical services obtained abroad, etc.) Sergey Guskov, senior specialist with Inkombank, says that many clients use the following mechanism to repatriate their money: deposit money into their Visa or Mastercard account with Inkombank; and when abroad, use a money machine to access funds (which of course, requires a high cash advance commission.) ----------------------------------------------------------------- Receiving Money from Abroad: ----------------------------------------------------------------- The situation is completely different for receiving money from abroad. There are no restrictions on these transactions. An individual can open a demand account with a USD 200 minimum balance and receive any amount from any country in the world. It is even possible to send money to a person's name, merely using a bank's routing number to send the money. A recipient will be able to retrieve the transferred funds from a bank after present- ing a passport. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Western Union ----------------------------------------------------------------- For individuals, perhaps the easiest way to transfer money abroad is through the many offices of Western Union. A number of Rus- sian banks are affiliated with Western Union, which explains the slightly different requirements and terms of transfers at differ- ent offices. All charge a steep commission. To illustrate: a customer will have to pay a USD 90 service charge to transfer USD 1,500 abroad. There are no restrictions on receiving money once a client presents a passport and 10-digit confirmation number. To send money abroad, a non-resident should present a customs declaration. The amount of the transfer should not exceed the amount stated on the customs declaration. Banks usually impose daily limits. A transferred amount should not exceed USD 6,000 a day at the Western Union offices at the Rossiyskiy credit bank. MPI Bank's daily limit is USD 20,000. Residents are required to present a legal invoice or a central bank authorization to have money wired. ***************************************************************** From root Tue Feb 11 20:12:43 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Feb 11 20:12:42 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 11 Feb 1997 20:12:42 -0500 From: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09212; Tue, 11 Feb 97 19:04:31 -0500 Date: Tue, 11 Feb T 08:20:25 -0500 Message-Id: <9702120004.AA09212@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Apparently-To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu >From Danube@cris.com Mon Feb 10 20:36 EST 1997 From: DANUBE To: Alexander Kaplan Subject: INFO-RUSS: Phone Co Surcharge (fwd) Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I am writing you this to inform you of a very important matter currently under review by the FCC. Your local telephone company has filed a proposal with the FCC to impose per minute charges for your internet service. They contend that your usage has or will hinder the operation of the telephone network. It is my belief that internet usage will diminish if users were required to pay additional per minute charges. The FCC has created an email box for your comments, responses must be received by February 13, 1997. Send your comments to isp@fcc.gov and tell them what you think. Every phone company is in on this one, and they are trying to sneak it in just under the wire for litigation. Let everyone you know hear this one. Get the e-mail address to everyone you can think of. isp@fcc.gov ****Please forward this email to all your friends on the internet so all our voices may be heard! From root Tue Feb 11 22:57:45 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Feb 11 22:57:44 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 11 Feb 1997 22:57:43 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09100; Tue, 11 Feb 97 18:56:30 -0500 Message-Id: <9702112356.AA09100@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 15:34:49 -0500 (EST) From: Biana Brukman To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Tashkent Home Page Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Info-Russ Subscribers, I would like to invite you to visit the new TashkentInfo Home Page. It contains a Directory of People from Tashkent -- a great resource if you are looking for someone who used to live in Tashkent and then moved abroad. It also contains a Message Board, Cookbook and other information. The address of the page is: http://iris.csuglab.cornell.edu/home/bbrukman/tashkent/ From root Thu Feb 13 18:13:00 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Feb 13 18:13:00 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 13 Feb 1997 18:12:59 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09567; Thu, 13 Feb 97 16:52:18 -0500 Message-Id: <9702132152.AA09567@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 19:58:39 +1100 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Anna Doubrovskaya Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Dubrovskys from China Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Late last year, I was contacted by a Kazak resident looking for lost relations. His aunt, Lydia Dubrovskaya (nee Fitinghoff), who was of german extraction had left Russia in the 1920s for Harbin as a teenager and all contact was lost during WWII. It just so happened that my grandmother, Lydia Dubrovskaya (nee Konovalova), also with german blood left Russia (Chernigov actually) for Manchuria with her brother Andrei in the 1920s as a young woman. Because of this strange coincidence I've decided to help him in his search. What I would like to know is :- 1. Does anyone know of these women or their families as I would very much like to communicate with them. 2. Does anyone know of any Associations or Organisations of Russians from Manchuria, either in Russia or elsewhere. 3. Are there any records (such as births, deaths, and marriages) of Russian exiles who lived in China and who was responsible for their collection. Thanks in advance Anna Doubrovskaya Email: adubrov@blackburn.med.su.oz.au Department of Cancer Medicine University of Sydney NSW, 2006 AUSTRALIA From root Mon Feb 17 12:23:54 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Feb 17 12:23:53 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 17 Feb 1997 12:23:51 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08323; Mon, 17 Feb 97 11:03:01 -0500 Message-Id: <9702171603.AA08323@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Sun, 16 Feb 1997 08:26:47 -0500 (EST) From: DANUBE To: Info-Russ Subject: INFO-RUSS: Update on proposed surcharge - Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Friends, Since I have sent out the original message about local phone companies requesting permission from the FCC to collect surcharge on internet usage, I feel it necessary to send you this update. Some of you have asked me for more information about the issue, but I didn't have any until now. I hope this will help. First,some local telephone companies have indeed asked the FCC to allow them to assess a per minute access charge on the tele- phone lines used by Internet Service Providers. Local telephone companies currently charge long-distance carriers (like AT&T and MCI) an interstate access charge for the long-distance traffic that travels over their local lines, and the local telephone com- panies would like to see this charge extended to include the high-speed lines that your local Internet Service Provider uses to access the Internet. In December, the FCC rejected the telephone companies' request and tentatively concluded "that the existing pricing structure for information services should remain in place." In other words, the FCC has tentatively concluded that Internet service providers should NOT be subject to the interstate access charges that local telephone companies currently assess on long-distance carriers. Most of this information can be found on the FCC's "ISP" home- page at http://www.fcc.gov/isp.html The original message wasn't a hoax but somewhat misleading. It failed to convey the fact that a decision has been already made. Regards, Amos J. Danube From root Thu Feb 20 18:38:21 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Feb 20 18:38:21 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 20 Feb 1997 18:38:20 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22319; Thu, 20 Feb 97 16:38:41 -0500 Message-Id: <9702202138.AA22319@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Wed, 19 Feb 1997 14:40:53 -0500 (EST) From: michael david adams To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: folk song Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Friends: As a graduate student in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, I have a strong interest in Russian culture. I am currently writing a paper on the development and preservation of Russian oral folk poetry. One of the examples I am using is the song which starts out: "Oj, da ne vecher, da ne vecher, mne malym-malo spalos'." If you happen to know of this song and could comment on it, I would be extremely appreciative. Thank you, Michael D. Adams Indiana University From root Fri Feb 28 15:25:22 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 28 15:25:21 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 28 Feb 1997 15:25:19 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20138; Fri, 28 Feb 97 13:06:47 -0500 Message-Id: <9702281806.AA20138@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 10:23:21 +0200 (IST) From: Victor Meerovich To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: travel Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, This April I am going to visit Hungary (Budapest University). I want to combine my business visit with a trip to Austria. I would very much appreciate receiving any advices and information on cheap accomodation, rent a car, seesights, etc. I plan my visit to Austria for a week, with my wife and my daughter 10 years old. Thank you for advance, Victor Meerovich, former Novosibirsker,at present Israeli citizen, researcher at Ben-Gurion University. victorm@bgumail.bgu.ac.il From root Fri Feb 28 15:53:09 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Feb 28 15:53:08 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 28 Feb 1997 15:53:08 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20132; Fri, 28 Feb 97 13:06:36 -0500 Message-Id: <9702281806.AA20132@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 21:47:56 +0300 (MSK) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Pamjati Andreja Donatovicha Sinjavskogo Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Umer Andrej Sinjavskij, chelovek, vsegda shedshij tol'ko protiv techenija - i sam, po slovu poeta, sozdavavshij "techenie vstrechnoe". Pervyj chelovek, kotorogo poslestalinskaja sovetskaja vlast' sudila za literaturu ("u menja s kommunistami stilisticheskie raznoglasija", - skazal pozdnee A.D.). Chelovek, ch'e imja (vmeste s imenem Julija Danielja) dolgoe vremja bylo sinonimom ponjatija "soprotivlenie kommunisticheskoj diktature". Chelovek, nastol'ko bystro i prochno oshel'movannyj antisovetskoj emigraciej, chto emu prishlos' sozdat' v Parizhe sobstvennoe (sovmestnoe s zhenoj Mariej Rozanovoj) izdatel'stvo. Opponenty (sredi kotoryx byl, naprimer, Solzhenicyn) nazyvali ego "vragom naroda" (russkogo, a ne sovetskogo - v etom ix otlichie ot chekistov i cekistov). Ja pomnju uzhas i otchajanie oktjabrja 1993 goda, kogda kazalos', Rossija i Moskva vdrug obezljudeli, tochnee, ljudi stali xuzhe i svirepee zverej. I opjat' - golos Sinjavskogo, opjat' odinokij golos cheloveka, govorjaschie prostye i neoproverzhimye veschi: chto ubivat' nexorosho, chto chelovek, ubivshij ili prizyvavshij ubit' drugogo (pust' radi spasenija svoej zhizni) utrachivaet pravo uchit' drugix pravilam zhizni, chto ubivajuschij svoix politicheskix vragov (kak by oni ni byli ploxi) ne mozhet nazyvat'sja demokratom... Pisatel' chital politicheskij likbez politikam: "demokratij bez parlamentov ne byvaet, bez prezidentov - ix skol'ko ugodno". Svobodnaja Rossija otvetila emu slovami (obozrevatelja glavnoj togda liberal'noj gazety) "Sinjavskij - byvshij pisatel'", slovami, dostojnymi ust prokurora na processe Sinjavskogo i Danielja. I eto uljuljukan'e uzhe soderzhalo v sebe prognoz blizhajshego buduschego Rossii - kovrovyx bombardirovok gorodov, chernoj ospy konclagerej, pogromov v stolicax, shpionomanii i klerikal'noj isterii. A chto zhe "techenie vstrechnoe"? Sinjavskij vse zhe sozdal ego: vsled za ego golosom, ottjanuvshim na sebja osnovnoj potok prokljatij, razdalis' golosa drugix intellektualov, besspornyx demokratov, liberalov i svobodomysljaschix, ne vsegda samyx izvestnyx shirokoj publike, no zato s zasluzhennoj reputaciej sredi kolleg-professionalov (zhanr objazyvaet menja upomjanut' esche odnogo iz nix, tozhe uzhe pokojnogo Mixaila Geftera, istorika). Ix obschimi usilijami slovo "demokrat" vse zhe ne stalo sinonimom slov "lzhec" ili "negodjaj". Zavtrashnij den' pokazhet, naskol'ko velik byl vklad Andreja Donatovicha v russkuju literaturu. No odin ego vklad v russkuju kul'turu i istoriju jasen: on vsegda byl na storone istiny i svobody.

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From root Thu Mar 6 23:41:32 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Mar 6 23:41:32 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 6 Mar 1997 23:41:31 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04360; Wed, 5 Mar 97 18:18:34 -0500 Message-Id: <9703052318.AA04360@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 17:38:03 -0800 From: Julia Sigalovsky Organization: GeoTek Engineering, Inc. To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Position available Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Attentoin those in the Greater Boston area! We are looking for a field technician to work on construction sites in Boston. The responsibilities include: 1. Operation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of portable programmable devices. 2. Programming and downloading of those devices using PC's 3. Report writing 4. Communication skills are a must. 5. Car and good driving skills are required. Work is mostly outdoors. Position will start in April as a part time, but is most likely to grow into a full-time. Reply directly to me (508)443-4140 or sigalov@ix.netcom.com Julia Sigalovsky From root Fri Mar 7 19:34:25 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 7 19:34:24 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 7 Mar 1997 19:34:23 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02383; Fri, 7 Mar 97 01:08:19 -0500 Message-Id: <9703070608.AA02383@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Olga Epelboim" Date: Thu, 06 Mar 1997 14:31:29 EST Subject: INFO-RUSS: ADVICE IS NEEDED Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Netters, can anybody give an advice, how to become an optometrist in the USA? The guy used to be an ophtalmologist back in Russia. Any advice will be appreciated. Olga From root Fri Mar 7 22:39:16 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 7 22:39:16 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 7 Mar 1997 22:39:15 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02395; Fri, 7 Mar 97 01:08:42 -0500 Message-Id: <9703070608.AA02395@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Thu, 6 Mar 97 23:52:29 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Merullo@Umbsky.cc.Umb.edu (Ryan Merullo) Subject: INFO-RUSS: To Info-Russ, multiple entry visa to Russia Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Info-Russ subscribers, Does anyone have any experience with multiple entry visa to Russia? Namely, how much money does the Russian host company have to pay the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and how long does it take for the Ministry to process the company's application/request? Please reply off-list to Merullo@umbsky.cc.umb.edu if you could. Thanks a lot, Ryan Merullo International Executive Programs (617)287-7295 Merullo@umbsky.cc.umb.edu, Merullo@ix.netcom.com From root Sat Mar 8 11:32:15 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Mar 8 11:32:14 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 8 Mar 1997 11:32:13 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02389; Fri, 7 Mar 97 01:08:31 -0500 Message-Id: <9703070608.AA02389@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Thu, 6 Mar 1997 16:34:19 -0700 (MST) From: "E. POLIAKOV" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Graduate Physics Student wanted Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, everybody I am writing to behalf of Dr. Petr Chylek, a well known specialist in Atmospheric sciences, who is currently looking for a good Ph D degree candidate in Physics. The area of the research is Atmospheric Science (physics of atmosphere), climatology, and aerosol particles effect on heating/cooling of the atmosphere. The university (Dalhousie University) is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The deadline is April, 1st (no jokes). Stipend is about 15,000-16,000 Canadian dollars. University requires to complete 2 years of teaching. The possibility to get a research assistantship is somewhat high, of course, depending on how the candidate will be in research, and some other factors. The requirements are more-less general. A person should be WELL educated, have the INTEREST in Atmospheric Science, but not necessarily doing research in the same area, and COMMITTED to science. It is preferred that the candidate would not have had any long breaks in his/her career as the physicist. An applicant should submit letters of recommendations, tests (TOEFL (required) and GRE (desirable?)), transcript, and filled out application form. If interested, please reply to "epoliako@nmsu.edu". It is desirable that you would tell some details about yourself, your background, and potential goals. Russian is fine with me at this time, but remember -- it will not be the case with Dr. Chylek :). Dr. Chylek will send an application form and all necessary documents by Fed-Ex or by fax to those who are interesting. Good luck. Evgeni. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Evgeni Poliakov Department of Physics 505-646-4213 (office) fax: 505-646-1934 New Mexico State University 505-527-8275 (home) Las Cruces, NM 88003 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- From root Sat Mar 8 17:51:36 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Mar 8 17:51:35 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 8 Mar 1997 17:51:34 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18660; Sat, 8 Mar 97 11:38:31 -0500 Date: Sat, 8 Mar 97 11:38:31 -0500 Message-Id: <9703081638.AA18660@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Misha Viner-Bykovskiy To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: a message to post Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSSers! A friend of mine is going to visit Russia this coming July. His point of destination is Solovki, but not the monastery itself. He is primarily interested in seeing the famous ancient and mysterious labirynths situated mostly on islands Anzer, Bolshoj Zayatski and maybe Muksalma. This is what I concider a potential problem for him and his wife (the are going to travel together). I have no doubt they can happily reach Archangel and then the Solovetsky Archipelago. But they might have troubles trying to hire somebody who can help them to reach remote spots of the area. He barely speaks Russian (or is supposed to speak barely by July), but he is really determined to see these labyrynths (there are 33 of them in total on the islands). Hence the question to the fellow INFO-RUSSers: who can help? Please respond with any hints, tips, references, advice or maybe even offers of help on spot from somebody's friends/relatives/friends-of-friends etc. Anything of this sort would be greatly appreciated. Zaranee blagodaren. Misha Viner-Bykovskiy misha@egh.com From root Sat Mar 8 18:03:10 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Mar 8 18:03:10 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 8 Mar 1997 18:03:09 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18670; Sat, 8 Mar 97 11:38:43 -0500 Message-Id: <9703081638.AA18670@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 23:21:45 +0300 (MSK) Subject: INFO-RUSS: "Chechenskaja" amnistija i reforma pravitel'stva Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- "Chechenskaja" amnistija i reforma pravitel'stva 7/03/1997 Segodnja Gosudarstvennaja Duma v pervom chtenii prinjala postanovlenie ob amnistii za prestuplenija, sovershennye vo vremja chechenskoj vojny. Sleduet otmetit' dva momenta. Vo-pervyx, amnistija prinimaetsja postanovleniem Dumy, a ne zakonom, to est' ne trebuetsja soglasija Soveta Federacii i prezidenta (obychnye zakonodatel'nye akty prinimajutsja konsensusom etix trex vlastej ili odnim prezidentom). Vo-vtoryx, proekt postanovlenija vse zhe isxodit ot ispolnitel'noj vlasti. Pri bukval'nom prochtenii akta pod nego ne podpadaet prakticheski nikto - iskljucheny ne tol'ko lica, sovershivshie nasil'stvennye prestuplenija i banditizm, no i lica, obvinjaemye v "nezakonnom xranenii oruzhija". S drugoj storony, Duma vstavila v tekst ochen' strannoe polozhenie: razreshit' pravitel'stvennoj komissii obmenivat' voennosluzhaschix i grazhdanskix lic, nasil'no uderzhivaemyx v Chechne, na lic chechenskoj nacional'nosti, naxodjaschixsja pod sledstviem i v zakljuchenii. Prinjatie takogo postanovlenija kak raz v razgar vakxanalii s zaxvatom zalozhnikov v Chechne - prjamoj signal chechenskim kriminal'nym strukturam zaxvatyvat' ljudej i menjat' ix na ugolovnikov, soderzhaschixsja v tjur'max. Rech' idet imenno ob ugolovnikax. Genprokuratura predstavila Dume spravku, chto v rossijskix tjur'max chechencev, zaxvachennyx v zone konflikta vo vremja vojny, prakticheski net (pri ochen' rastjazhimom tolkovanii etogo ponjatija naberetsja okolo desjati chelovek). V chastnom porjadke prokuratura priznaet, chto VSE prichastnye k boevym dejstvijam chechency, popavshie v konclagerja, byli unichtozheny (a eto neskol'ko tysjach chelovek). Tak chto "po-chestnomu" menjat' nekogo. Iz vsex frakcij Dumy tol'ko "Jabloko" vystupilo protiv etogo srednevekovogo zamysla. Duma vernetsja k obsuzhdeniju voprosa 12 marta. "Jabloko" okazalos' v centre vnimanija esche po odnoj prichine, svjazannoj s radikal'noj chistkoj pravitel'stva i naznacheniem Chubajsa "pervym vice". Stalo izvestno, chto 8 - 12 chlenov frakcii (no ne Javlinskij) poluchili priglashenija na ministerskie posty. Sam etot fakt svidetel'stvuet o katastroficheskom sostojanii ekonomiki i otsutstvii u nomenklatury dazhe kazennogo optimizma i ee gotovnosti prizvat' novyx ljudej pouchastvovat' v neizbezhnom pozornom padenii pravitel'stva. Mezhdu tem, priglashennym v ministry chlenam demokraticheskoj oppozicii otkazalis' dat' pravo smenit' zamestitelej ministrov i drugix vysshix chinovnikov predlagaemyx ministerstv, v tom chisle tex, kogo oni s dumskoj tribuny obvinjali v korrupcii i drugix prestuplenijax. Vse oni otkazalis' ot "vysokoj chesti". Segodnja G.A.Javlinskij ob'jasnil etot otkaz tak: "My mozhem prijti v pravitel'stvo pri smene kursa, prezhde vsego - v storonu rynochnyx, liberal'nyx reform. My - partija demokraticheskaja i liberal'naja, a pravitel'stvo - nomenklaturnoe, oligarxicheskoe i monopolisticheskoe. Kandidat v ministry finansov sprashivaet - budet li mne pozvoleno dobivat'sja uplaty nalogov energeticheskimi monopolijami? Esli nam dazhe na slovax ne xotjat etogo poobeschat', my byli by poslednimi idiotami, soglashajas' uchastvovat' v pravitel'stve etix samyx monopolij". Dobavlju, chto slova Berezovskogo, chto on i ego kollegi iz "bol'shoj semerki bankov" oplatili novoe prezidentstvo El'cina i nanjali Chubajsa predstavljat' ix interesy, ne byli baxval'stvom - stepen' personal'nogo slijanija pravitel'stva i nomenklaturnogo "biznesa" v poslednie 8 mesjacev byla ogromnoj. Zabavno, chto zapadnye eksperty svjazyvali s prixodom udachlivyx finansovyx menedzherov v pravitel'stvo letom 1996-go nadezhdu na povyshenie ego kompetentnosti. Vyshlo - naoborot. V kachestve nekoego itoga - segodnja v telenovostjax pokazali dojarku iz krupnogo sela v 250 km k severo-zapadu ot Moskvy (Bezheckij rajon Tverskoj obl.). Ona i ee odnosel'chane dva s polovinoj goda (kstati, s nachala chechenskoj vojny) ne derzhali v rukax deneg - kak platezhnoe sredstvo ispol'zuetsja domashnee maslo ili samogon. Alik From root Sat Mar 8 18:25:13 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Mar 8 18:25:13 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 8 Mar 1997 18:25:12 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19249; Sat, 8 Mar 97 13:17:58 -0500 Message-Id: <9703081817.AA19249@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: 08 Mar 97 00:42:54 EST From: Andrei Nikitin <74617.3230@CompuServe.COM> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: murder in Dagestan Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- URGENT! NEWS OF MURDER IN DAGESTAN. Friends, My name is Andrei Nikitin, I work as Director of Communications at Faith For Today Television in Simi Valley, California, USA . I received these terrible news about Dagestan murders today by e-mail. Prior to receiving this e-mail I received a phone-call from a friend in Berrien Springs, Michigan, who delivered the same news, referring to the denominational communication sources of the Seventh-Day Adventist church in the United States. Further please find a message I took off the Adventist Forum on the Compuserve. It was posted by Ray Dabrowski, Communication Director for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. This news is very alarming. I am sure that the information needs veryfication, and that the world news agencies and other media will be reporting it in more detail. But because of the urgent character of this information and possibility of more violence I decided to share this news with you. Please, if you have any ways to contact the leaders of Dagestan and Russia, do your best to communicate your outrage with what has happpened and your concern about possible future massacre. Please, pray that the blood of innocent people would not be shed. The more people know about it, the more publicity this matter gets, the more difficult would it be to keep the crimes in secret, and, hopefully, discourage those planning more violence from doing so. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Andrei Nikitin ******** Date: Friday, March 07, 1997 10:46:24 AM From: Ray Dabrowski, 74431.1570@compuserve.com News has reached many Seventh-day Adventists around the world about a Seventh-day Adventist couple in Dagestan, an independent republic in Southern Russia, who reportedly died in a public execution. The reports are sketchy and conflicting as to the motives of this tragic development. The General Conference communication department is verifying the details with sources in the Euro-Asia Division. It appears that the developments in Dagestan are not directly connected to our church, except that the victims were our church members. We need to pray about the problem facing our people in Dagestan. A verified information release will be available through Adventist News Network. --Ray Dabrowski, Communication director, General Conference **************************************************************************** ---------- Forwarded Message ---------- From: Gerry Chudleigh, GChudleigh TO: Artyom Khachaturyants, INTERNET:nikitin@faith.ryazan.su Andrei Nikitin, 74617,3230 DATE: 3/7/97 1:18 PM Artyom and Andrei, do you have any insight on this matter? Sounds terrible. Gerry -------------Forwarded Message----------------- From: Larry J. Crews, 74617,302 Date: 3/7/97 12:00 AM ---------- Forwarded Message ---------- DATE: 3/5/97 4:26 PM RE: Copy of: DEATH of SDAs!!! Russia, Southern Part of the country, Caucasus, Republic of Dagestan, MOSLEMS area, the theritory of SDA North-Caucasus Conference, the city of Buinaksk. During some time troughout Dagestan many small kids have been disappearing. No one could be found. The local police's version is this: the kidnapping on purpouse of selling children's organs to abroad and using them in medical operations as transplantans. Just lately local SDAs have been accused in this kidnapping. In Dagestan we have about 100 SDAs in many cities. In the city of Buinaksk young SDA couple (age 33-35) have been doing evangelism. Due to their efforts a small group of 8 members was raised up. She is russian. He is avaretz (ethnic group among many Dagestan nationalities, which are all moslems) He became an adventist. They married and started preaching Christ. His relateves cursed them. Her name is Tanya and his is Hadgimurat. Their last name is Magomedov. By somebody (probably moslem leaders) they were accused in kidnapping. Raging crowds of moslems and others rushed upon Tanya and Hadgimurat. In the city square they were torturing in a way that I can't describe in English. The violence was incredible and long lasting. Hundreds participated. But our brother and sister were still alive. Then somebody poured out gasoline upon them and fired them. After having been on fire for some time our brother and sister at last died. Crowds were laughing and clapping. It was like satan himself was among those. It happened in March 4, 1997. Our members called over telefone and told us that the local TV took the picture of torturing. We were told that they are going to show it on the local Dagestan TV. To show everybody what will happen to those SDAs who does kidnapping. The condemnation is still on SDAs. One execution is not enough. The rest of our members are trying to send their children out of Dagestan and thus to save them. That pastor who baptized Hadgimurat is called to come to police today in the city of Mahachkala (it's a Dagestans's capital) His last name is Ahmedov. We are afraid of another crowd execution. Some other of our members in the other cities of Dagestan are also called to come to police..... Pray for them to stay courageous in faith. Friends, I've started remaking my letter....Just now, while I was typing a baptist pastor called to me and said this: He got a reliable information that on this Sabbath March 8, several groups of people are going to make massacre in 6 SDA churches in the city of Rostov-on-Don. The baptist pastor says these people belongs to ultraright wing of a communist party, whoos leader is general Bakashov (this guy lives in Moscow). They have an intention to wipe out adventists from Russia as it happened with Aum Sinrikye. I talked to our brothers here over telefone. They feel there is a connection with the events in Dagestan. If it is a beginnig of "holy war" against SDAs at least in the South of Russia we have only 41 hour to prepare. I can't undrestand why Russia was welcomed to the Coucil of Eroupe. We must make the killing known everywhere. Please make it known everywhere in the world, using any means of communications. Send it to SDAs On-line+ But before that delete my name. 'couse this is not a kind of country where to mention your name is safe. They will try to keep the killing and religious persecutions from the world public. Help us. Today you keep silence, tomorrow you will be killed. Let's remember that God is ready to do smth very important for this country using the tragedy. Will we do our part??????? . . . . . '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' P.S. The name of the person who sent this news has, on his request, been deleted from his above message to help protect him. He is a local pastor in southern Russia. One of our White Estate directors became friends with him last year while conducting training seminars in his part of the former Soviet Union and so was among the first to receive this tragic news. From root Sun Mar 9 14:17:01 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Mar 9 14:17:00 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 9 Mar 1997 14:16:59 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02383; Fri, 7 Mar 97 01:08:19 -0500 Message-Id: <9703070608.AA02383@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Olga Epelboim" Date: Thu, 06 Mar 1997 14:31:29 EST Subject: INFO-RUSS: ADVICE IS NEEDED Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Olga From root Sun Mar 9 14:38:40 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Mar 9 14:38:39 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 9 Mar 1997 14:38:38 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02395; Fri, 7 Mar 97 01:08:42 -0500 Message-Id: <9703070608.AA02395@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Thu, 6 Mar 97 23:52:29 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Merullo@Umbsky.cc.Umb.edu (Ryan Merullo) Subject: INFO-RUSS: To Info-Russ, multiple entry visa to Russia Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Thanks a lot, Ryan Merullo International Executive Programs (617)287-7295 Merullo@umbsky.cc.umb.edu, Merullo@ix.netcom.com From root Mon Mar 10 22:44:16 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 10 22:44:16 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 10 Mar 1997 22:44:15 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20973; Mon, 10 Mar 97 20:28:42 -0500 Message-Id: <9703110128.AA20973@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Sun, 9 Mar 1997 11:33:00 -0500 (EST) From: SPETS1@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Uniform Identification Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Thank you, Dennis Desmond From root Mon Mar 10 23:00:32 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 10 23:00:32 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 10 Mar 1997 23:00:31 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20979; Mon, 10 Mar 97 20:28:49 -0500 Message-Id: <9703110128.AA20979@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: "Sergey Vakulenko" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: How to ship stuff to Moscow? Date: Sun, 9 Mar 1997 13:09:35 -0500 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Thank you in advance, Serega From root Tue Mar 11 00:19:53 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Mar 11 00:19:52 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 11 Mar 1997 00:19:51 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21124; Mon, 10 Mar 97 20:52:06 -0500 Message-Id: <9703110152.AA21124@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from piccolo.cco.caltech.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21026; Mon, 10 Mar 97 20:34:04 -0500 Received: from localhost by piccolo.cco.caltech.edu with ESMTP (8.6.12/DEI:4.45) id XAA25277; Sun, 9 Mar 1997 23:15:20 -0800 Date: Sun, 9 Mar 1997 23:15:15 -0800 (PST) From: Dmitri Kossakovski X-Sender: mitya@piccolo To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sexual counter-revolution (fwd) Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Forwarded with permission from Igor Kon. Dmitri Kossakovski Caltech 127-72, Pasadena, CA 91125 phone: (818) 395-6556, 395-6543 fax: (818) 568-8824 www: http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~mitya ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Sun, 9 Mar 1997 18:42:14 +-300 From: kon To: 'mitya' Subject: INFO-RUSS: for information Sexual counter-revolution in Russia by Igor S. Kon The failure of Russian reforms to improve the economic situation produced sharp increase of an ideological controversy and, as always, sexuality and sexual culture is used as a scape-goat by the communists, extreme nationa lists,Russian Orthodox Church and by the vocal members of "Pro-life" assoc iations. They are successfully promoting moral panic (see my book, p.110). The main targets of this campaign are 1) women's reproductive rights, 2) se xual/erotic culture, 3) sexual education. It's main arguments - all this is Western, un-Orthodox, anti-Russian, and deliberately subversive, aim ed to degrade historical Russian culture and to physically exterminate th e nation by reducing its birth-rate, with such means as abortion, contrace ption, sexual excesses, masturbation and homosexuality. Exactly the same arguments have been used by reactionary Russian thinkers of the 19th and early 20th century. All these is supported by wild imagination and lies. One of their main targets is Russian Planned Parenthood Association. Since 1991 it is the only organization that did something to reduce the high rat e of abortion and to promote some sexual knowledge and contraceptive cultu re. Now it is denounced by Christian fundamenalists as a "satanic institu tion", which propagate abortion and depopulation. The main arguments are lies and falsifications. The official slogan of RPPA "The birth of health y and wanted children, responsible parenthood" was presented in "Pravda" and religious newpapers as "One child in a family". The booklet "Your f riend condom", which has been published for young adults and teens, is desc ribed as if it was addressed to the first grade children. The influential priests publicly tell that IPPF is financed by Western and specifically U S and British governments and in the same time - that it was just formally banned by President Clinton. The same situation with the sex education. There is not and never been any systematic sex education in Russian schools. An attempt to introduce a spe cial course in the early 1980s was welcomed by the parents but failed beca use teachers were not prepared. In all public opinion polls since 1989, the predominant majority of adult population, from 60 to 90 %, depending upon age and social background, strongly supported school sex education, with only 3 to 20% against. In Russian families intergenerational taboos on se xuality are very strong. According to a representative survey, only 13 % o f parents have ever talked with their children about sexual matters. In the Russian mass media there is a lot of soft porn and dirty cheap erotica bu t no scientific information. So the kids are left alone with their problem s. Thanks to the RPPA and a few medical efforts, the abortion rate has dec lined in the recent years. According to official figures, in 1992 women ag ed 15 to 49 reported having 98 abortions for 1000 women. According to an in dependent survey, in 1995 the respective figures were 47: 1000. But even i f these figures are correct, abortion is not the only problem. According t o the more or less reliable surveys of urban adolescents, their sexual beha viors and attitudes are rapidly changing. In 1993 25% of 16 years-old gi rls and 38 % of boys have had coital experience; in 1995 the respective f igures were 33% and 50%. Among 17 year-olds, the respective changes are fr om 46% to 52% (females) and from 49% to 57% (males). The absolute figures are comparable to the US and West European but in Russia the change is ver y fast, adolescent sexuality is strongly related to social class and it i s often very violent and aggressive. Uncivilized and uncontrollable earl y sexual activity has seriuos moral and epidemological consequences. Accord ing to official medical statistics, the number of syphilis infected peopl e younger than 19 has increased in the last 5 years more than 30 times. Ch ild prostitution is flowering. For about 10% of teen-age girls their first sexual initiation is associated with some degree of compulsion. Sure, these trends have serious social causes and can't be cured only by education. But sex education is a necessary element of a positive change. At the demand of Russian Ministry of Education, United Nations Population F und (UNFPA) in collaboration with UNESCO gave a money for 3 years experimen tal work in 16 selected schools, with the aim to develop a workable curric ula and textbooks "for classes 7, 8 and 9, considering the importance that young people should be able to make informed and responsible decisions befo re reaching the age of potentially starting sexual activities". There is n o question of any cultural imperialism or an attempt to invent anything un iversal and compulsory for an extremely heterogenous country. In the introd uction to the project it is emphasized, that "to ensure cultural acceptabil ity, curricula and text-books will be developed by Russian experts, making use of knowledge and experience from several coutries, and with the input o f technical assistance from foreing experts". The project was initiated only in October 1996. It's first step was a socio logical monitoring, trying to assess sexual values and attitudes of child ren, parents and teachers of a few pilot schools, on a strictly voluntary basis. Similar control was planned also for the next stages of the experime nt. Unfortunately, Ministry of Education officials, without consulting se rious experts, made a fatal mistake: they declared the beginning of suc h a delicate work without an adequate political and psychological preparat ion. Even worse, the Ministry sent to 30.000 schools a package of 5 selfma de and unrealistic (some of them of them require more than 300 class hours) "alternative sex education programs". These programs had nothing to with the so called "UNESCO project" but they have been perceived as a part of it. So before it was even born, the project is already under a heavy attack as a Western ideological subversion against Russian children. A very vocal g roup of Pro-Life activists made a complaint to the Parliament's strongly a nti-Yeltsin's National security committee. One official of the Kranodar r egional administration illegally arrested already filled anonimous question naires. In some Moscow district towns people are asked in the streets: "Do you want your children to be taught in school how to make sex? If not, p lease, sign the petition to ban this devilish project". Some priests and activists tell their audiences that all bad things in Western life are rooted in sex education, that Western governments are trying now to ban or eliminate it, and that only a stupid Russian government, at the instigati on of world "sexological-industrial complex", is acting against the best interests of its own country. All this is supported with "scientific" dat a. For example, in Englad at the instigation of irresponsible sexologists, boys begin masturbation at 9 and at 11 years they are already completely im potent. Even the necessity of sex education is now often denied.At an important ro und-table in the Russian Academy of Education, March 6, influential priests declared that we don't need it at all: it was always done quite successfu lly by the Church, up to 80% of confession time is dedicated to sexual matt ers. Some members of the Academy also attacked "Western" spirit: "We don 't need Netherlands' experience, we have our own traditional wisdom". Pres ident of the Academy Arthur Petrovsky strongly dissociated himself from th is position as well as from the suggestions to re-introduce moral censors hip. But "sex education" should not be "sexual" but a moral education. In a general way, this is my position also, and in the UNESCO project the emphasis is done not upon reproductive biology but on psychological and cul tural issues. But in the present context hardly anything reasonable can be done. And Russian teenagers are already absolutely insensitive to any moral admonitions of their hypocritical and unscrupulous elders. 09Freedom of the mass media is also in danger. State Duma has just approve= d in the first reading a law limiting the distribution and selling of the products, services and performances of a sexual nature. Its intention to c ontrol the spread of pornography and commercial erotica, especially among m inors, is absolutely correct and justified. But the most difficult issue for any similar legislation is the differentiation between pornography and erotic art. In the draft law, prepared by professionals, this was done. But later legislators deleted this limitation and instead of "unclear" conc ept of erotica introduced the notion "products of a sexual nature", which is defined as "any products of mass media, other prined and audiovisual pr oducts, including advertizing, messages and materials, transmitted and rec eived by the computer networks, as well as different things and means, safi sfying the needs, related to sexual drive, with the exception of medical dr ugs and the products for medical purposes". This definition is legally and scientifically meaningless. Everything can be used or interpreted in a se xual way. For a Greek youth who secretely copulated with the Afrodita statu e, the sculpture was definitely a "sexual production", just as was Guido R eni's St. Sebastian for Yukio Mishima. Does it mean that these objects of art and their reproduction should be distributed only in the "special place s" and children should be banned from Hermitage museum? According to this draft law, Nabokov's "Lolita" should be banned from any public library. If this law is finally accepted, Russian art and culture shall be once aga in in the mercy of corrupt state officials and of their subservient and i gnorant "experts". Sure, Russians have a long experience how to ignore and to evade stupid la ws and hypocritical admonitions. But then why did we change a Soviet regi me? From root Tue Mar 11 15:57:01 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Mar 11 15:57:00 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 11 Mar 1997 15:56:59 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05810; Tue, 11 Mar 97 14:00:33 -0500 Message-Id: <9703111900.AA05810@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Alex Leyderman To: "info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu" Subject: INFO-RUSS: 2 PostDocs Positions available Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 11:16:13 -0300 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, everybody: I am looking for candidates for two Post Doc positions to join my group. The research to be conducted in Physics Department of the University of Puerto Rico, at Mayaguez Campus. The areas of research are close related, and are on: 1. ELECTROOPTICAL phenomena on thin films (inorganic as well as organic and polymer-organics), 2. ELECTROLUMINESCENCE (polymer-organics). The first position requires knowledge of nonlinear phenomena, experimental techniques, in particular, deposition systems, crystallooptics. The second position, in addition to the experimental skills on deposition of polymers and polymer-organics, requires good knowledge of spectroscopy of organics materials. Each stipend is in the range $20-24 K, depending on qualification. Initial contract is for 6 month, and will be renewed depending on success of projects. Candidates interested in either position, please, reply by e-mail to: alex@rumac.upr.clu.edu. It is desirable to get about you: your background, research experience, list of your publications, your goals, three letter of recommendations. Thank you, Alex Leyderman From root Fri Mar 14 15:45:05 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 14 15:45:04 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 14 Mar 1997 15:45:03 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20896; Fri, 14 Mar 97 15:21:37 -0500 Message-Id: <9703142021.AA20896@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Boris VELIKSON Subject: INFO-RUSS: na mogile Sinyavskogo ... To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 13 Mar 97 18:01:26 MET Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear netters, nizhe sleduet neskol'ko tekstov, svyazannyh so smartyu Sinyavskogo. Prochtite ih, esly vam nebezrazlichno, chto proishodit vokrug ego svezhuyu mogilu... Sinyavskij umer 25 fevralya, v svoem dome okolo Parizha. O ego smerti soobshchili prakticheski nemedlennno vse sredstva massovoj informacii. Na sleduyushchij den' - 26.II - v ochen' nemalen'koj ital'yanskoj gazete "Corriere della sera" poyavilos' interv'yu s Irinoj Ilovajskoj- Alberti, redaktorom izdayushchejsya v Parizhe ezhenedel'noj gazety "Russkaya mysl'". Tekst etogo interv'yu sleduyet chut' nizhe. Kommentarij 1. "Russkaya mysl'" - starejshaya i sejchas edinstvennaya russkaya gazeta v Evrope. Sejchas ona vyhodit odnovremenno v Parizhe i Moskve. U menya k nej mnogo pretenzij, i poklevetyvala ona i ran'she i na togo zhe Sinyavskogo, i Efima Etkinda obozvala chlenom KPSS, i prochee... no ona edinstvennaya, v nej inogda pechatayutsya i interesnye avtory, i neposredstvenno v nizheopisannom ona roli ne sygrala. Vy podumajte: redaktor (i vsesil'nyj) gazety daet vazhnoe interv'yu po-ital'yanski, a v svoej sobstvennoj gazete ni strochki podobnoj. Bolee togo, mne-to kazhetsya, chto Ilovajskaya naivno rasschityvala, chto russkie po-ital'yanski ne bel'me. V "Russkoj mysli" poyavilsya lish' hudosochnyj nekrolog, zhil... napisal... umer. No bez pomoev. Kommentarij 2. V tekste Ilovajskoj est' dva nelzhivyh utverzhdeniya. Rovno dva. 1) Sinyavskij ne borolsya s opuhol'yu mozga - pravda, on o nej ne znal. (Voobshche-to, umer on ne ot nee, a ot metastazov v pechen'. Opuhol' mozga byla ostanovlena). 2) on dejstvitel'no odnazhdy skazal, chto raznoglasiya s sovetskoj vlast'yu u nego stilisticheskie. Po-moemu, eto ochen' horoshaya fraza, no chto podelat', ne vse ponimayut yazyk Terca. Vse ostal'nye, dazhe vpolne nevinnye, utverzhdeniya v interv'yu - lozh'. (Lozh' otlichaetsya ot nepravdy tem, chto govoryashchij ee znaet, chto lzhet). Sleduet: 1) tekst interv'yu, 2) pis'mo po etomu povodu, sdedi podpisavshih kotoroe Sergej Kovalev, Efim Etkind, Larisa Bogoraz, Lev Kopelev. ======================================================================== Gazeta Corriere della sera, 26 fevralya 1997 Perevod s ital'yanskogo [obshchij zagolovok nad stat'ej Vittorio Strada o Sinyavskom i interv'yu:] SINYaVSKIJ -- DISSIDENT, VERNUVSHIJSYa K KOMMUNIZMU [2 podzagolovka nad tekstom interv'yu:] On byl bol'shim protivnikom Solzhenicyna On priznalsya, chto sotrudnichal s KGB Ulderico Munzi Parizh "U Andreya Sinyavskogo ne bylo bol'she zhelaniya zhit'. On chuvstvoval sebya nenuzhnym". Tak Irina Al'berti nachinaet svoj napolnennyj svetom i ten'yu slovesnyj portret avtora "Golosa iz hora". V e1tih slovah chuvstvuetsya sozhalenie o slavnyh dnyah dissidentstva, protivostoyaniya sovetskomu rezhimu, odnoj iz samyh voodushevlennyh uchastnic kotorogo byla ona, drug Aleksandra Solzhenicyna i redaktor vyhodyashchej sejchas odnovremenno v Parizhe i v Moskve gazety "Russkaya Mysl'". Ona poznakomilas' s Sinyavskim, kogda pisatel' nashel pribezhishche v Parizhe v 1973 g. Parizhskij kruzhok dissidentov k e1tomu vremeni vklyuchal uzhe takih izvestnejshih personazhej, kak Maksimov, Plyushch, Nissen i Geller. E1to byl ochag idej, diskussij, debatov, za kotorym s razdrazheniem sledilo sovetskoe posol'stvo i ves' kommunisticheskij mir. "V poslednie gody, -- govorit Irina Al'berti, -- Sinyavskij ne rabotal. Kazalos', on okonchatel'no pokonchil s literaturoj. I ya ne znayu, tak li uzh emu hotelos' borot'sya s mozgovoj opuhol'yu, potomu chto v odin prekrasnyj moment, posle poezdki v Moskvu, on kak by utratil zhiznennuyu silu. Dlya vseh takih, kak on, bylo ogromnym razocharovaniem videt', chto v strane, za kotoruyu on borolsya, on bol'she nichego ne znachit. Zabytye prizraki." Krajnim vyhodom iz gorechi mogla byt' lish' smert'. Vy e1to hotite skazat', sin'ora Al'berti? "Kazalos', chto on ee prinyal s ironiej, dazhe s sarkazmom. On mog byt' ochen' zlym. Po suti, e1to edinstvennoe, chto sluzhilo emu zashchitoj. Samaya izvestnaya ego kniga -- "Golos iz hora", blestyashchee proizvedenie. Potom poyavilis' ego ikonoborcheskie e1sse o Pushkine i Gogole, kotorye, po ego mneniyu, byli polny izvrashchenij i nedostatkov. No est' odna znachitel'naya kniga Andreya, kotoraya ne byla ocenena po nastoyashchemu. Po-francuzski ona nazyvaetsya "Bonne nuit" ("Spokojnoj nochi"). E1to -- ego ispoved', ego "mea culpa" v predvidenii prezhdevremennoj smerti. Tam on rasskazyvaet o svoih ispolnennyh dramatizma otnosheniyah s KGB. Ob e1toj istorii na Zapade, kogda imya Sinyavskogo stalo udobno e1kspluatirovat', predpochli umolchat'. "Andrej zhe, naoborot, hotel otkryt' dushu, napisat' vse chernym po belomu. On byl zaverbovan v kachestve agenta i ispol'zovalsya v osobennosti dlya sozdaniya obvinenij v otnoshenii inostrannyh studentov. E1to byli vremena stalinskoj i poslestalinskoj Rossii. On utverzhdal, chto porval vse svyazi s KGB." A Vy verite v e1to, sin'ora Al'berti? Sinyavskogo, vmeste s Danielem, sudili v 1966 g. za reakcionnuyu propagandu protiv sovetskogo gosudarstva, i prigovorili k 7 godam lagerya. "Est' mnogo teorij ob e1tom processe i prigovore. Nekotorye schitayut, chto prigovor byl fal'shivkoj, chto vse e1to bylo lish' inscenirovkoj, s cel'yu vposledstvii otpravit' Andreya na Zapad, gde on smog by, pol'zuyas' e1tim prekrasnym prikrytiem, prodolzhat' svoyu deyatel'nost' agenta KGB s oreolom muchenika. Drugie, naprotiv, schitayut, chto Andrej dejstvitel'no prekratil svoyu deyatel'nost', i chto KGB, chtoby otomstit' emu, organizovalo arest i sud i hotelo sgnoit' ego v lagere. Faktom ostaetsya, chto Andrej ne otbyl vseh semi let." Obshchalsya li on s drugimi dissidentami v Parizhe? Zahodil li on v "Russkuyu mysl'"? "Net. Dissidenstvo raskololos' na dva lagerya iz-za Solzhenicyna, odnim iz samyh yarostnyh vragov kotorogo byl Sinyavskij. On napadal na nego ne vsegda korrektnym obrazom. A tak kak "Russkaya mysl'" byla svyazana s Solzhenicynym, nashi otnosheniya ne byli tesnymi." Ten' lezhit na Sinyavskom: porval on s KGB ili net? Byl li on nastoyashchim dissidentom? Irina Al'berti govorit: "Odnazhdy Andrej dal samomu sebe opredelenie, kotoroe ochen' nas razozlilo. On skazal, chto u nego ne bylo raznoglasij s kommunisticheskoj vlast'yu po sushchestvu, chto raznoglasiya mezhdu nimi byli stilistichekogo poryadka. Nuzhno skazat', chto posle perestrojki, Gorbacheva i padeniya berlinskoj steny Sinyavskij otkryto stal kommunistom. V poslednie gody on byl na storone Zyuganova i kompartii. Istoriya Sinyavskogo -- ochen' strannaya istoriya. Mozhet byt', ego sleduet nazvat' ochen' prichudlivym dissidentom." =========================================================================== vtoroj tekst: =========================================================================== V redakciyu gazety "Korr'ere della sera" V redakciyu gazety "Russkaya mysl'" V redakciyu "Literaturnoj gazety" 26 fevralya v ital'yanskoj gazete "Korr'ere della sera" poyavilos' interv'yu s Irinoj Alekseevnoj Ilovajskoj-Al'berti -- glavnym redaktorom parizhskoj "Russkoj mysli", v kotorom ona delilas' svoimi razmyshleniyami o skonchavshemsya nakanune pisatele Andree Sinyavskom. E1to interv'yu vynuzhdaet nas, v svoyu ochered', obratit'sya k presse. Ibo bukval'no vse, chto skazano g-zhoj Ilovajskoj o Sinyavskom, ot pervogo do poslednego slova -- zavedomaya i cinichnaya lozh'. Nam horosho izvestno, chto predstaviteli togo idejnogo techeniya, k kotoromu prinadlezhit I.A. Ilovajskaya, mnogo let podryad ozhestochenno vrazhdovali s Andreem Sinyavskim, rezko i neprimirimo polemizirovali s ego e1steticheskimi, idejnymi i obshchestvennymi vzglyadami. E1to -- pravo kazhdogo. My predostavlyaem samoj Irine Alekseevne, plamennomu propagandistu hristianskoj morali, ocenit' umestnost' i pristojnost' vozobnovleniya kampanii "razoblacheniya" svoego idejnogo vraga nad ego eshche ne ostyvshim telom. E1to -- problema otnoshenij g-zhi Ilovajskoj s Gospodom Bogom, i nas ona ne kasaetsya. No v interv'yu soderzhitsya, krome togo, pryamaya i nedvusmyslennaya kleveta -- v samom tochnom, yuridicheskom, znachenii e1togo slova. I kleveta e1ta, napravlennaya na to, chtoby oporochit' pamyat' odnogo iz samyh muzhestvennyh i talantlivyh predstavitelej russkoj kul'tury, ne mozhet ostavit' nas ravnodushnymi. Govorya ob avtobiograficheskom romane Sinyavskogo-Terca "Spokojnoj nochi!", Ilovajskaya zayavlyaet: "E1to byla ego ispoved', ego "mea culpa" v predvidenii bezvremennoj smerti. E1to rasskaz o ego dramaticheskih otnosheniyah s KGB. ...Andrej [tak I.A. uporno imenuet A.D.Sinyavskogo -- Avt.] hotel otkryt' svoyu dushu, vylit' vse temnoe na svet. On byl zaverbovan kak agent i ispol'zovalsya v pervuyu ochered' dlya togo, chtoby donosit' na inostrannyh studentov. ...On utverzhdal, chto porval svoi otnosheniya s KGB." Ni iz romana "Spokojnoj nochi!", ni iz kakih-nibud' drugih dostupnyh nam istochnikov, opublikovannyh i neopublikovannyh, nevozmozhno vyvesti nichego podobnogo. V romane rasskazano pryamo protivopolozhnoe: istoriya molodogo studenta-filologa, kotorogo MGB pytalos' ispol'zovat' v operacii, napravlennoj protiv ego sokursnicy-francuzhenki, i kotoryj, riskuya, bez preuvelicheniya, sobstvennoj golovoj, otkryl ej plany chekistov. Sovmestnymi usiliyami operaciya byla sorvana, chto, veroyatno, spaslo francuzhenke zhizn'. Avtor, vernyj svoemu ironicheskomu stilyu, izbegaet pateticheskih opredelenij i ocenok; no lyuboj nepredvzyatyj chelovek ponimaet, chto v obstoyatel'stvah 1949 - 1953 gg. postupok Sinyavskogo inache, chem podvigom, nazvat' nevozmozhno. Zhivy eshche lyudi (v tom chisle sama geroinya e1toj istorii, izvestnaya slavistka E1len Pel't'e-Zamojskaya), kotorye mogut podtverdit' (i neodnokratno podtverzhdali publichno!), chto vse izlozhennoe v romane -- chistaya pravda. G-zha Ilovajskaya ne mozhet ob e1tom ne znat'. Odnako ona, izbegaya pryamyh utverzhdenij, uporno staraetsya sozdat' vpechatlenie, chto Sinyavskij sotrudnichal-taki s gosbezopasnost'yu i chto sotrudnichestvo e1to prodolzhalos' edva li ne do konca ego zhizni. Vot sleduyushchij passazh iz interv'yu: "Est' mnogo teorij o processe [Sinyavskogo i Danie1lya -- Avt.] i o prigovore. Est' mnenie, chto prigovor byl pokaznym, i chto rech' idet ob inscenirovke, chtoby zaslat' Andreya na Zapad, gde on dolzhen byl prodolzhit' svoyu deyatel'nost' agenta KGB pod prikrytiem lichiny muchenika." E1to "est' mnenie" -- ne tol'ko proshchal'nyj plevok na mogilu Sinyavskogo. E1to ne tol'ko oskorblenie pamyati ego druga i kollegi Yuliya Danie1lya, ch'ya sud'ba tozhe, po-vidimomu, stala chast'yu inscenirovki. E1to eshche i plevok v lico vsem tem, kto v 1965-1966 gg. spas chest' rossijskoj intelligencii, zastupivshis' za osuzhdennyh pisatelej. I v chastnosti, e1to plevok v lico i vedushchemu sotrudniku "Russkoj mysli" Aleksandru Ginzburgu, otbyvshemu pyat' let lagerej za sostavlenie dokumental'nogo sbornika o processe. Kakuyu rol' on, po versii g-zhi Ilovajskoj, sygral v 1966 g.? Statista v chekistskoj postanovke? Odurachennogo prostofili? Odnodelec Ginzburga Yurij Galanskov umer v lagernoj bol'nice. Odnim iz obvinenij, pred`yavlennyh Galanskovu na sude, byla publikaciya v samizdatskom al'manahe "Feniks-66" stat'i Terca-Sinyavskogo "Chto takoe socialisticheskij realizm?" Ob`ektivnosti radi, I.A.Ilovajskaya dobavlyaet: "Est', odnako, i takie, kto utverzhdaet, chto Andrej dejstvitel'no prerval svoyu deyatel'nost' [agenta KGB.--Avt.], i chto KGB, chtoby otomstit', arestoval ego, ustroil emu process i otpravil v lager'." Voobshche-to, do sih por nikem ne podvergalos' somneniyu, chto Sinyavskij i Danie1l' byli arestovany i oauzhdeny za publikaciyu na Zapade svoih literaturnyh proizvedenij. I chto imenno e1to gruboe popranie svobody tvorchestva vyzvalo volnu obshchestvennogo negodovaniya, stavshuyu impul'som k vozniknoveniyu i razvitiyu pravozashchitnogo dvizheniya v SSSR. I chto ne poslednyuyu rol' v e1tom sygralo tverdoe i muzhestvennoe povedenie oboih pisatelej, otkazavshihsya pokayat'sya i priznat' sebya vinovnymi. V interv'yu ob e1tom ni slova ne skazano. Dissidentskoe dvizhenie v Soetskom Soyuze nachalos' s processa Sinyavskogo i Danie1lya. I esli g-zhe Ilovajskoj-Al'berti ne hochetsya e1togo priznavat', e1to ee lichnoe delo. No e1to ne povod dlya lzhi, klevety i shulerskogo peredergivaniya faktov. Lyudmila Alekseeva, Galina Belaya, Larisa Bogoraz, Yurij Burtin, Vyacheslav Vozdvizhenskij, Aleksandr Danie1l', Sergej Kovalev, Lev Kopelev, Pavel Litvinov, Igor' Golomshtok, Zhorzh Niva, Mishel' Okutyur'e, Konstantin Azadovskij, Efim E1tkind -- Boris VELIKSON boris.velikson@cea.fr Tel. 01 69 08 67 49 (off.) (Notice the 10-digit telephone number) (33) 1 69 08 67 49 from abroad (No zero after 33) Fax 01 69 08 92 75 (off.) (Notice the 10-digit telephone number) (33) 1 69 08 92 75 from abroad (No zero after 33) From root Fri Mar 28 19:21:52 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Mar 28 19:21:52 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 28 Mar 1997 19:21:51 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27179; Fri, 28 Mar 97 18:55:18 -0500 Message-Id: <9703282355.AA27179@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Alexander Kaplan To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 19:05:10 +0100 Subject: INFO-RUSS: info-russ is back Priority: normal Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Fort Myers, Florida E-mail: ILYAZ@ILINE.COM ----------------------- From root Mon Mar 31 19:01:48 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 31 19:01:47 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 31 Mar 1997 19:01:47 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10781; Mon, 31 Mar 97 16:25:27 -0500 Message-Id: <9703312125.AA10781@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Fri, 21 Mar 1997 18:38:19 -0500 To: From: Gregory Elbert Subject: INFO-RUSS: Visa To USA from Moscow Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Does anyone know how hard is it to get American visa in Moscow for 63 year old person who have been to USA couple times? I would appreciate any information Greg. Grigoriy Elbert From root Mon Mar 31 19:08:08 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 31 19:08:07 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 31 Mar 1997 19:08:06 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10822; Mon, 31 Mar 97 16:28:41 -0500 Message-Id: <9703312128.AA10822@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 12:21:17 -0800 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Mike Gruntman Subject: INFO-RUSS: Petition / Nikitin Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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You may read the petition, sign the petition, and find detailed information about Alexander Nikitin at the WWW site http://aps.org/intaff/petition ============================================= Mike Gruntman mikeg@spock.usc.edu From root Mon Mar 31 19:12:39 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Mar 31 19:12:38 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 31 Mar 1997 19:12:38 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10810; Mon, 31 Mar 97 16:28:22 -0500 Message-Id: <9703312128.AA10810@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 20:29:43 -0500 (EST) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: dadooz@villagenet.com (David Winegar) Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for a person Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- A friend of the family has emmigrated to the US in June of 1994 from Latvia. She is a Mother of a 14 year old girl, and is trying desperately to stay here in the US. Her father was a russian officer, and when the goverments changed the Latvian authorities took away her apartment, and her job, and her future. She was forced to take her daughter and look for a better life. She heard about an article called "Human Rights in Latvia" which she would like to get, in an effort to help with her discussions with the US Immigration and Naturalization Dept. Also any help or advice that you can offer would certainly be appreciated. She is expecting to have another interview with Immigration and would like to find information from others who have come from Latvia and have been able to stay. The following people can help her with an opinion of life in Latvia which will support her situation. Do you know how to either reach them or do you have any information about what they have written. Tatjana Zdanoka Vladimir Buzajev Genadij Kotov Boris Tsilevich Thank you very much for any help or advice you can offer. Sincerely, David Winegar ( friend of Valentina Dubovska) You may email me at dadooz@villagenet.com or you can send anything pertaining to the above directly Valentina Dubovska 297 Chambers Ave. East Meadow, NY 11554 David L. Winegar Smithtown, New York dadooz@villagenet.com

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From root Thu Apr 3 18:11:26 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Apr 3 18:11:26 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 3 Apr 1997 18:11:25 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25699; Thu, 3 Apr 97 17:56:40 -0500 Message-Id: <9704032256.AA25699@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 00:54:53 +0400 (MSD) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Cenzura i repressii Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Po soobscheniju "Radio Svoboda", rossijskie informacionnye agentstva ne soobschili o publikacii otcheta o polozhenii s pravami cheloveka v Rossii, vypuschennogo naibolee avtoritetnoj pravozaschitnoj organizaciej "Amnesty International". "Interfaks" vovse ne upomjanul o ego pojavlenii, a "ITAR-TASS" soobschil tol'ko, chto v otchete "vyrazhaetsja bespokojstvo za sud'bu poxischennyx v Chechne zhurnalistov". Mezhdu tem otchet ocenivaet situaciju s pravami cheloveka v Rossii kak krajne tjazheluju, a v rjade aspektov, osobenno v pravooxranitel'noj sisteme - kak xudshuju, chem v sovetskie gody. Otchet schitaet, chto praktika predvaritel'nogo zakljuchenija v Rossii predstavljaet soboj pytki podsledstvennyx. Takzhe kak krajne tjazhelaja ocenivaetsja situacija v armii. Kommentiruja otchet, E.G.Bonner skazala, chto "polnomochija tak nazyvaemyx pravooxranitel'nyx organov segodnja, po krajnej mere formal'no, shire, chem v SSSR, a prokurorskij kontrol' nad nimi sovershenno ne zameten". Zamalchivanie informacionnymi agentstvami otcheta "Amnesty International" - besprecedentnyj akt so vremen t.n. "glasnosti" v SSSR. A. From root Thu Apr 3 18:48:54 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Apr 3 18:48:53 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 3 Apr 1997 18:48:53 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25949; Thu, 3 Apr 97 18:27:30 -0500 Message-Id: <9704032327.AA25949@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 22:25:18 -0600 From: "Mark J. Friedman" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: visit Russia Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear InfoRussers, I would be grateful for info on the following question. I am a US citizen and would like to visit my sister, who lives in Russia. Do I need an invitation? What paper work is required in this case? Thanks, Mark Friedman, friedman@math.uah.edu From root Thu Apr 3 20:23:27 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Apr 3 20:23:27 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 3 Apr 1997 20:23:26 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25839; Thu, 3 Apr 97 18:13:27 -0500 Message-Id: <9704032313.AA25839@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Ulisses Braga Neto To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 15:19:05 -0500 (EST) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Hale (fwd) Priority: normal Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- ------- Forwarded Message Date: 21 Mar 1997 19:13:35 GMT From:ahale@nmsu.edu (Alan Hale) Subject: an open letter from Alan Hale Organization: NMSU Astronomy Newsgroups: sci.astro.amateur An open letter to the scientists of my generation: I am Alan Hale, the co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp which, as I'm sure you're aware, is getting a tremendous amount of media attention at this time. Like I'm sure is true for many of you, I was inspired by the scientific discoveries and events taking place during my childhood to pursue a career in science only to find, after completing the rigors of undergraduate and graduate school, that the opportunities for us to have a career in science are limited at best and are which I usually describe as "abysmal." Based upon my own experiences, and those of you with whom I have discussed this issue, my personal feeling is that, unless there are some pretty drastic changes in the way that our society approaches science and treats those of us who have devoted our lives to making some of our own contributions, there is no way that I can, with a clear conscience, encourage present-day students to pursue a career in science. It really pains me a great deal to say something like that, but I feel so strongly about this that I have publicly made this statement at almost every opportunity I have been given. I am trying to use the media attention that is currently being focused upon me to raise awareness of this state of affairs, and perhaps start to effect those changes that will allow me to convey a more positive message to the next generation. So far, I'm sensing a certain reluctance among the media to discuss this issue, as they seem far more interested in items which I consider to be irrelevant and unimportant. But I intend to keep hammering away at this, and I'd like to believe that eventually some are going to sit up and take notice. I am also attempting to schedule meetings with some of our government leaders, to see if I can at least get some acknowledgement from Washington that this is a problem that needs to be dealt with. My reason for writing to you is to ask your help. I know that I'm not alone in being frustrated about the current prospects for pursuing any kind of decent career within science, and I'm quite sure that many of you have "horror stories" about your searches for decent employment that are quite similar to my own. I'd like to hear them. I'd especially like to hear from those of you who are on your second or third or fourth post-doc, or who have left the field as a result of the employment situation, or who have experienced severe personal difficulties (e.g., break-up of a marriage, etc.). I realize that some of these might be painful to discuss, but I'd like to show that we are not a bunch of impersonal statistics, but that we're human beings trying to make an honest living and perhaps make a contribution or two to society while we're at it. Speaking of statistics, though, if you received any information about the numbers of applicants to some of the positions you applied to -- which was often a 3-digit number in my case -- I'd like to hear that, too. Please e-mail your stories to me at ahale@nmsu.edu, with a subject line of "horror stories" or something like that. Please let me know if you would prefer to remain anonymous when I share these stories with the press and the government. Also, please pass this message on to any of your friends and colleagues who might be interested in sharing their stories with me, and keep in mind that I would like to receive stories from as many scientific disciplines as possible. (Because of the amount of e-mail traffic I'm receiving these days, along with everything else that's going on, I probably won't be able to acknowledge each message individually.) Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you. Perhaps, with the opportunity we have before us right now, we have the chance to make a difference. Sincerely, Alan Hale ------- End of Forwarded Message From root Fri Apr 4 18:54:57 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Apr 4 18:54:56 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 4 Apr 1997 18:54:55 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10592; Fri, 4 Apr 97 18:34:49 -0500 Message-Id: <9704042334.AA10592@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Sergey Dubinets To: "'INFO-RUSS'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Free Music Concert in NY Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 09:57:39 -0500 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear netters, I am glad to invite you to a FREE concert of Organ Music in New York: ============================================================= Free Concert Advent Lutheran Church, Manhattan, corner of Broadway and West 93rd St. Sunday 2:00 p.m., April 13, 1997 LEONID KAREV - Organist Graduate of Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, Russia and Paris Boulogne Conservatory, Paris, France. Winner of the Organ First Prize of Honour (I'U.F.A.M), Paris, France, 1996. Program: D. Buxtehude Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp BuxWV 146 W.A. Mozart Andante in F KV 616 Leonid Karev Two Preludes from the "Apocryphal Pictures" Louis Couperin Fantasia in A ( # 59 ) Louis Couperin Duo in G ( # 16 ) J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in D BWV 539 Yuri Boutsko Counterpoint IV from the "Polyphonic Concerto" R. Schumann Study in A Op.56 # 2 Louis Vierne Toccata in B-flat Op.53 # 6 from the "Pieces de Fantasie" J.S. Bach Three Great Choral-Preludes "Allein Gott" BWV 662-664 J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 541 ============================================================= Sergey Dubinets. (sdub@octet.com) From root Fri Apr 4 19:33:33 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Apr 4 19:33:32 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 4 Apr 1997 19:33:31 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10586; Fri, 4 Apr 97 18:34:42 -0500 Message-Id: <9704042334.AA10586@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Fri, 04 Apr 1997 04:54:43 +0400 From: "Aleksandr V. Yermatchenko" Mime-Version: 1.0 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: visit to Russia Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. Folks, visa-related postings are not the main staple of info-russ, but the stuff below, digged out by Alex Yermatchenko, is so detailed and instructive and could be useful for many people, that I deceded to broadcast it. Sounds almost like from "the horse's mouth" (and probably is:-); enjoy the painfully familiar style. -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu www site address: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan --------------------------------------------------------------------- Mark J. Friedman wrote: > I am a US citizen and would like to visit my sister, > who lives in Russia. Do I need an invitation? > What paper work is required in this case? > Mark Friedman, friedman@math.uah.edu Hi Mark, ================================== 1. Russian Visa Requirements ================================== 1.A completed visa application form (one per person) which can be obtained from the Consulate General or travel agencies or visa services. The form can be xerox-copied. Fax-copied forms are not accepted. 2.A xerox-copy of vital pages of a passport or any other travel document with personal data of the bearer. ("GREEN CARDS" i.e. "RESIDENT ALIEN CARDS" are not valid for entry into Russia). Diplomatic passport holders should submit the original passport. 3.Three (3) recent professional identical passport size pictures of an applicant. Diplomatic passport holders should submit only one picture. Pictures can be black-and-white or color, preferably on mat paper. Please cut a xerox-copy of vital passport pages to its original size and staple them to an upper-left corner of the application form. Two pictures should be stapled to a copy of the passport pages and one picture - to a specially marked place at an upper-right corner of the application form. 4. 1.A letter of invitation for a BUSINESS visa from your counterpart or sponsor in Russia. The invitation must be from a Russian company or a Russian joint venture, typed on its letter-head with seal and signature of the person in charge. It should have the following information: a registered address of the company in Russia, the name(s), passport data & itinerary of those who are invited. The invitation must be faxed directly to an American counterpart. If you are invited by a 100% non-Russian company or by a diplomatic/consular mission in Russia an invitation must be cleared through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Moscow. 2.A copy of the confirmation for a TOURIST visa from a receiving hotel or a joint venture in Russia. The receiving organization must be duly registered as a tourist company in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Moscow and be assigned a special index. That index and a tour reference number must be indicated in the confirmation. 3.An original IZVESHCHENIE for a VISITOR's visa (a separate one for each place of stay) - a letter of invitation issued by a Russian local authority called OVIR. An IZVESHCHENIE must be obtained by your relatives or friends in Russia and sent to your address in the USA. The IZVESHCHENIE is valid within one year from the date indicated in there. A period of stay in Russia is shown in a special paragraph and is not to exceed 90 days. In case of emergency (unexpected illness, death of relatives, etc.) visa can be obtained upon submitting a certified cable from a doctor of the clinic in Russia or a copy of a death certificate. 4.In order to get a TRANSIT visa one should first get a visa of the state of destination and submit it to the Consulate General along with papers mentioned in paragraphs 1, 2 & 3. A transit visa is normally valid for 72 hours only. Please note that the Consulate General does not issue visas to any republics of the former USSR except to Tajikistan. Please apply to their respective Embassies/Consulates in the USA. If you are going to Tajikistan an invitation must be cleared through the Foreign Ministry of Tajikistan. 5.HIV Test (AIDS) Certificate for those who are going to get a visa which is valid for more than 3 months. 6.A cover letter from a US company or from you, if you are traveling individually, explaining who is going, where to, when and with what purpose. 7.To apply for a visa by mail, you must attach a return self-addressed stamped envelope or a prepaid air-bill of an overnight mail delivery company you choose to have the visa sent back to you. A pick-up slip should be got then at the time of application. The slip should be presented to pick up the visa when it is ready or referred to if any question arises about the visa status. 8.A money order or a check payable to the Russian Consulate General for visa processing. Please note that cash is not acceptable. The following fees will apply: $20.00 per visa - for 10 full working day or more day processing time; $30.00 per visa - for 5 to 10 full working day or more day processing time; $60.00 per visa - for 3 to 5 full working day or more day processing time; $100.00 per visa - for the same or next day processing time; $120.00 per visa - for a visa issued on a while-you-wait basis; $120.00 per visa - for a multi-entry visa upon the confirmation received from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Due to the $20.00 additional charge imposed on December 1, 1994 by the US Embassy in Moscow on Russian citizens applying for US visas, the Russian Consulate General in Seattle is forced to follow on a reciprocal basis the same policy and impose a $20.00 additional charge to the above mentioned fees on US citizens applying for Russian visas. Exact visa processing time depends on how busy the Consulate General is. A multi-entry visa is issued only on the authorization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia or of Tajikistan if you are going there, which is sent directly to the Consulate General. The same day processing applies only to the applications which are delivered to the Consulate General before 11 a.m. and picked-up at 12.30 p.m. Please note that the same day issued visa will be valid not earlier than in three working days from the date of issue. If one applies by mail, one extra day is added to the visa processing time. Visa processing fees are not refundable. Documents which are submitted in the manner different from the above will not be accepted. Please also note that 10 working days are required to issue visas for a stateless person. After visa is received please check it and if you discover any mistake return it to the Consulate General for correction. If the visa should be extended one must get a new invitation and submit it with the visa to the Consulate General. We charge $20.00 ($40.00 for US citizens) for visa extension or correction of the mistakes which are made not by the Consulate's General fault. The Consulate General will not be responsible for the mistakes which are not brought to its attention before departure from the USA. Processing time, requirements and fees are subject to change without notice. Russian National Tourist Offices United States 800 Third Avenue, Suite 3101 New York, NY 10022 Tel. (212) 758-1162 Fax (212) 758-0933 Canada 1801 McGill Avenue, Suite 930 Montreal, Quebec H3A 2N4 Canada Tel: (514) 849-63-94 Fax: (514) 849-67-43 Belgium Galerie Ravenstein, 2 1000 Brussels, Belgium Tel: (322) 513-51-99, 513-82-34 Fax: (322) 514-55-16 Egypt 9, Kamel Mohamed Street Cairo, Egypt Tel: (202) 340-25-49 Fax: (202) 360-90-74 England Kennedy House 115 Hammersmith Road London W14 OQH, England Tel: (44) 171-603-1000 Fax: (44) 171-602-4000 Finland Punavuorenkatu 23 B 32 00150, Helsinki, Finland Tel/Fax: (3580) 60-31-94 Germany Friedrichstrasse 176-179 Zi. 317 10117 Berlin, Germany Tel: (49) 30-229-2469 Fax: (49) 30-229-1907 Greece 20-zz. Eolou Street Paleon Faliron, 17561 Athens, Greece Tel/Fax: (301) 981-75-73 Italy Piazza Buenos Aires, 6/7 00198 Rome, Italy Tel: (396) 855-38-92 Fax: (396) 855-77-49 Japan Minato-ku Azabudai 2-1-1 106 Tokyo, Japan Tel: (813) 358-466-17 Fax: (813) 358-466-18 Mexico Mexicali 29, Dept. 4 Col. Hipodromo Condesa 06100 Mexico, D.F. Tel: (525) 553-75-75 Fax: (525) 286-76-02, 286-69-17 The Netherlands Honthorstraat 42 1071 DH Amsterdam, The Netherlands Tel: (3120) 679-89-64 Fax: (3120) 673-61-21, 644-66-43 Poland Ul. Krucza, 47 00-509 Warsaw, Poland Tel: (4822) 629-67-67 Fax: (4822) 629-02-02 Slovakia Venturska, 2 811 01 Bratislava Republic of Slovakia Tel: (427) 533-06-08 Fax: (427) 533-33-17 Switzerland Ch-3012 Bern Schanzeneckstrasse 19, Switzerland Tel: (4131) 301-01-26 Fax: (4131) 301-44-09 Russian Consulates & Embassies United States Embassy of Russia in the United States 2650 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20007 Tel: (202) 298-5700, 298-5772 Fax: (202) 298-5749 Visa Department: 1825 Phelps Place N.W. Washington DC 20008 Tel: (202) 939-8907 Fax: (202) 939-8909 Consulate General in New York 9 East 91 St. New York, NY 10128 Tel: (212) 348-0926 Fax: (212) 831-9162 Consulate General in San Francisco 2790 Green St. San Francisco, CA 94123 Tel: (415) 928-6878 Fax: (415) 929-0306 Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Seattle 2323 Westin Building 2001 Sixth Avenue Seattle, WA 98121-2617 Tel: (206) 728-1910 Fax: (206) 728-187 Telex: 6505700941 MCI UW Russian Mission at UN 136 East 67th St. New York, NY 10021 Tel: (212) 861-4900 Fax: (212) 628-0252 Canada Embassy of Russia in Canada 285 Charlotte St., Ottawa, Canada Tel: (613) 235-4341 Fax: (613) 236-6342 Visa Department: Tel: (613) 236-7220, 236-6215 Fax: (613) 238-6158 Consulate General in Montreal 3655 Ave Du Musee Montreal, Quebec, H3G2EI Tel: (514) 843-5901, 842-5343 Fax: (514) 842-2012 ================================== Success, Aleks. -- Name: Aleksandr Yermatchenko City: Moscow, Russia Mail: ataman@ropnet.ru WWW: http://www.geocities.com/~ataman/ UIN: 303275 -- I wishe you good luck. From root Mon Apr 7 16:23:34 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Apr 7 16:23:33 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 7 Apr 1997 16:23:32 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00797; Mon, 7 Apr 97 13:13:05 -0400 Message-Id: <9704071713.AA00797@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 12:21:12 -0400 (EDT) From: Godik@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: help wanted Status: ORS --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- DYNAMICS IMAGING, INC., in NJ, is currently seeking qualified individuals with 5-10 years of experience in experimental physics and engineering: Optical Engineer Mechanical Engineer Specialist in Medical Image Processing to join a small but highly professional R&D team in our rapidly growing company. Competitive salary and benefits. Contact Edward Godik, E-mail: godik@aol.com Fax: (201) 666-0473 From root Mon Apr 7 17:50:15 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Apr 7 17:50:12 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 7 Apr 1997 17:50:10 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00803; Mon, 7 Apr 97 13:13:15 -0400 Message-Id: <9704071713.AA00803@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: 07 Apr 97 12:16:14 EDT From: Victor.F.Petrenko@Dartmouth.EDU (Victor F. Petrenko) Subject: INFO-RUSS: GRA available To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Materials Group of Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, is looking for a good student who is also a US citizen. The support is available starting June 1 , 1997 for the next three years. The project is focused on the physics, mechanics (including micromechanics) and engineering of solid/solid interfaces. The study is very interdisciplinary and includes interfacial structure and strength, intermolecular bonding and electrical properties of the interfaces. That is why I believe that your background would be best suited to participate in such a diverse project. The main experimental tools are Scanning Force Microscopy and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy which are in high demand now both in the industry and in research. You will also learn how to manufacture a field effect transistors which we use as interface probes . The main types of interfaces are metal/ice, metal/semiconductor and plastic/ice. The problem we are solving with ice/solid interfaces is icing of airplanes, ships, antennas and power lines. If that sounds interesting to you or/and you have further question please contact: Victor F. Petrenko Professor of Engineering victor.f.petrenko@dartmouth.edu tel: 603/646-3526 From root Thu Apr 10 15:13:19 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Apr 10 15:13:18 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 10 Apr 1997 15:13:17 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15011; Thu, 10 Apr 97 13:09:18 -0400 Message-Id: <9704101709.AA15011@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 00:29:04 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (INFO+RUSS) From: mkuznet@tiac.net (Mark Kuznetsov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Poet Sergei Gandlevsky in the USA Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SERGEI GANDLEVSKY, Booker Award recipient who is widely held to be Russia's most outstanding living poet, is currently touring the USA. His poetry readings will include the following: Boston: Friday, April 11, 7 p.m. at the Metcalt Center of Science, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, # 107 ($5 admission fee). New York: Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m. at the Manhattan Workmen's Circle, 43 East 33 St. (not sure about the admission charge). Hoboken, NJ: Sunday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Center, Stevens Institute of Technology (not sure about the admission charge). Gandlevsky's books will be available at all the readings, and the poet himself will be available for book-signing after the readings. All the readings are in Russian. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Philip Nikolayev nikolay@fas.harvard.edu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - From root Thu Apr 10 19:03:32 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Apr 10 19:03:32 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 10 Apr 1997 19:03:31 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15714; Thu, 10 Apr 97 17:32:53 -0400 Message-Id: <9704102132.AA15714@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu From: Ken&PaulaJohnson Subject: INFO-RUSS: Oy Vey! Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 21:02:11 +0000 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Forwarded: >From: Lee Bickerstaff >Organization: StarDate >Date: Thu, 10 Apr 97 20:35:15 +0000 >Due to an intergalactic server crash, this memo was received >too late. > >STARDATE 10357.22 (March 28, 1997) > >To: Heaven's Gate Personnel > >DUE TO EXTENSIVE TAIL WINDS CAUSED BY THE COMET HALE-BOPP, PICKUP OF THE 39 >PASSENGERS HAS BEEN DELAYED UNTIL 3024 WHEN WE PASS THE PLANET AGAIN. > >DO NOT EAT THE PUDDING AT THIS TIME! > >*** REPEAT *** > >DO NOT EAT THE PUDDING AT THIS TIME! > >-- >Lee Bickerstaff >StarDate Magazine >(512)471-5285 >lee@astro.as.utexas.edu >http://stardate.utexas.edu KWJohnson From root Fri Apr 11 17:29:41 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Apr 11 17:29:40 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 11 Apr 1997 17:29:40 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00626; Fri, 11 Apr 97 15:06:22 -0400 Message-Id: <9704111906.AA00626@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 09:45:58 -0600 (MDT) From: "Dr. Dmitri E. Kurennyi" To: info-russ mailing list Subject: INFO-RUSS: global'nyj poisk Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello - Hi - Hi there - Howdy - Privet - Salut - Zdravstvujte ! I've joined INFO-RUSS just recently. PLEASE HELP ME FIND A PERSON - haven't heard from for years: I have been looking for my best friend, Alexander V. Kuchinski (graduated from MFTI - Moskovskij fiziko-tehnicheskij institut (or MIPT - Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) in 1986, originally from Khabarovsk). If somebody know his whereabouts, or have any useful information about Sasha (Shura, Kucha) - PLEASE let me know. I am a fiztech (MFTI) graduate too, and we were in the same group with Shura. I haven't seen him or heard from him in about 10 years. In 1984 he went to do his Diploma to Vladivostok (I went to Kiev). Then he participated in some expedition on a ship to Australia (~1985-1986). Then I lost contact with him. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. | Dmitri E. Kurennyi, Ph.D. | Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Calgary /~\| / 3330 Hospital Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1 | |< Tel. (403) 220-5012, FAX (403) 283-8731 \_/| \ E-mail: dkurenny@acs.ucalgary.ca From root Tue Apr 15 23:16:47 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 15 23:16:46 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 15 Apr 1997 23:16:36 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13166; Tue, 15 Apr 97 22:31:41 -0400 Message-Id: <9704160231.AA13166@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 23:47:19 -0500 (CDT) To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Vladimir Shkurkin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russkiye v Shanghae Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello INFO-RUSS Does anyone know if any name and subject index was ever compiled (by some third party perhaps) of the 1937 book of photos and text "Russkiye v Shanghae"? This large format book lists hundreds of names (many with photos) of the Russian colony in Shanghai in the 1920s and early 1930s. ---------------------------- Vlad Shkurkin 6025 Rose Arbor, San Pablo CA 94806-4147 shkurkin@ix.netcom.com 1(510)232-7742 Phone, 1(510)236-7050 24 hr fax 30 km NE of San Francisco ------------------------------- From root Wed Apr 16 02:24:42 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Apr 16 02:24:42 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 16 Apr 1997 02:24:41 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12983; Tue, 15 Apr 97 21:38:53 -0400 Message-Id: <9704160138.AA12983@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Boris VELIKSON Subject: INFO-RUSS: postdoc information To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 15 Apr 97 19:22:21 METDST Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- POST-DOCTORAL POSITION - Speciality: Computational Physics and Chemistry Applications are invited for a one year post-doctoral position in Saclay (France), at the Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, to perform the parallelization on a 256-node Cray-T3E of a fortran code using Density Functional Theory (DFT). The vectorized version of this code is presently running on a Cray C94 (about 600 Mflops). Over the first months, the successful applicant will be taught about the code by a physicist who has been making use of it for 5 years, and who can suggest some possible starting strategies. The position would be funded by the French Ministery of National Education and Research (11000 FF per month), and the successful applicant will work in the Service de Recherches sur les Surfaces et l'Irradiation de la Matiere in Saclay (30 min. South from Paris, France). Applicants must be citizens of Eastern Europe. Applicants with experience in parallel computing on distributed memory systems and a good level of English should submit a statement of interest, a full curriculum vitae and a list of publications before april 25th 1997 to Dr Christophe Bureau (see addresses below). Letter of recommendation are welcome. Applications can be sent by fax. Dr Christophe Bureau - CEA Saclay - DSM-DRECAM-SRSIM, bat.466 - F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France. TelA0: +33-1-69.08.91.91 FaxA0: +33-1-69.08.64.62 E-mail: christophe.bureau@cea.fr From root Tue Apr 22 19:37:34 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 22 19:37:33 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 22 Apr 1997 19:37:32 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23621; Tue, 22 Apr 97 18:38:04 -0400 Message-Id: <9704222238.AA23621@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Boris VELIKSON Subject: INFO-RUSS: kak rusificirovat' Emacs? To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 16 Apr 97 13:38:23 METDST Cc: boris@villon.saclay.cea.fr Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi everybody. I have tried to follow numerous recepies of Emacs (UNIX) russification. No luck. Constraints: I am no sys. adm., so that I have imported fonts in a directory of mine. I added a line to .Xdefaults, and added several lines supposedly giving Emacs access to the font directory, to .emacs . Result: nothing. That is, it accepts the lisp file "russian.el", loads it, pretends to understand vatious codings (asks "KOI8?") and then all I see is the non-KOI second-part-of-ASCII symbols. Can someone help me? Thanks -- Boris VELIKSON boris.velikson@cea.fr Tel. 01 69 08 67 49 (off.) (Notice the 10-digit telephone number) (33) 1 69 08 67 49 from abroad (No zero after 33) Fax 01 69 08 92 75 (off.) (Notice the 10-digit telephone number) (33) 1 69 08 92 75 from abroad (No zero after 33) From root Tue Apr 22 20:08:55 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 22 20:08:54 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 22 Apr 1997 20:08:53 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23614; Tue, 22 Apr 97 18:37:50 -0400 Message-Id: <9704222237.AA23614@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Andre Biron Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 10:02:02 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: postdoc in Montreal Status: ORS --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- INDUSTRIAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM Competition no 5: Tracer Transport in the Stratosphere The objective of the CERCA Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is to provide recent doctoral graduates (or persons with equivalent experience) with an opportunity to carry out applied research activities at CERCA, for a period ranging between one year and three years, in an area identified as a priority by one or several industrial partners of CERCA. CERCA is a corporation created by Ecole Polytechnique, Universite de Montreal, McGill University and Concordia University. It regroups Quebec scientists utilizing numerical computation for scientific applications. It concentrates mainly on fluid dynamics (with applications in aerodynamics, hydraulics, turbulence, the environment, power and process, and combustion) and also on chemistry. One of its main goals is to transfer technology from university to industry. The objective of the present competition is to provide a postdoctoral fellow with an opportunity to work in the simulation of transport of tracers and particles in the high stratosphere and, in particular, at the boundary of the polar vortex. The code used will be GEM (Global Environnemental Multiechelles) which uses the semi-Lagrangian method and a multiscale technique. Candidates are expected to have experience in the area of atmospheric physics or equivalent and to be able to carry out numerical simulations in atmospheric dynamics. Experience in simulations with a high resolution meteorological code would be an asset. This postdoctoral fellowship is sponsored by Environment Canada (Recherche en Prevision Numerique). The project director is Professor Alain Vincent. The annual stipend is 32,000 CAD. The deadline for receipt of applications is May 30, 1997. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation to: Andre Biron Associate Director, CERCA 5160, Decarie Blvd., suite 400 Montreal (Quebec), Canada H3X 2H9 Fax: 1-514-369-3880 e-mail: biron@cerca.umontreal.ca From root Thu Apr 24 14:56:46 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Apr 24 14:56:45 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 24 Apr 1997 14:56:44 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22939; Thu, 24 Apr 97 14:45:03 -0400 Message-Id: <9704241845.AA22939@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 10:27:18 +0100 From: IV Lerner Subject: INFO-RUSS: Faculty position in theoretical physics, Birmingham, UK To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY Lecturer in Theoretical Physics (ref. S13991/97) Applications are invited for a Lectureship in theoretical condensed matter physics. The appointee should have a strong research record. In addition, the successful applicant would contribute to the teaching of the School's Theoretical Physics degrees. The starting salary will be on the scale from 15,593 - 27,196 pounds. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor JMF Gunn (jmfg@th.ph.bham.ac.uk or +44-(0)121-414-4585). Some information about the Theoretical Physics group is available at http://th.ph.bham.ac.uk Application forms (returnable by 31 May 1997) and further particulars from the Director of Staffing Services, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT or telephone +44-(0)121-414-6483 (24 hours), email Staffing@bham.ac.uk, quoting the appropriate reference number above. From root Sat Apr 26 15:00:08 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Apr 26 15:00:07 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 26 Apr 1997 15:00:06 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22496; Sat, 26 Apr 97 14:59:36 -0400 Message-Id: <9704261859.AA22496@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 00:01:49 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Gregory Elbert Subject: INFO-RUSS: Okazia to Moscow Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi! Does any one can recomend an okazia to Moscow? I need to pass a letter from NewYork(USA). Greg From root Tue Apr 29 19:57:39 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 29 19:57:38 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 29 Apr 1997 19:57:38 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08130; Tue, 29 Apr 97 17:55:22 -0400 Message-Id: <9704292155.AA08130@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 01:31:50 +0900 From: Serge Shishkin Organization: Osaka University Medical School To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Unusual job offer in Thailand Status: ORS --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear netters, Does anyone want to live in paradise, get fun and make some money at the same time? A person who fluently speaks Russian and English is wanted for the position of instructor of scuba diving for diving school in Phuket, Thailand. It is better if such person has some diving experience, but if not, he/she can be trained by that school. Phuket is island in southern Thailand. Life is cheap and calm there. Unlike most of Thailand, it has good and healthy climate. School=92s team consists of German and British guys, who are friendly and cooperative. The owner is Alan Rooney, remarkable man with "no problem" attitude and excellent English humour. The bad news is that salary is not big: $1-1.5K per month. Well, the place and work are so nice that big salary is hardly expectable. Besides, a promotion is possible. I guess that for those who have good position in USA or elsewhere, the salary is too small, but may be this position can help someone in Russia to get by in hard times (only one person is needed!) I write in behalf of Alan Rooney. If you are interested, please contact him directly. His address is kbdive@loxinfo.co.th Good Luck, Serge Shishkin. From root Tue Apr 29 20:28:54 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Apr 29 20:28:53 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 29 Apr 1997 20:28:52 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08136; Tue, 29 Apr 97 17:55:30 -0400 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 21:07:42 -0700 (PDT) Message-Id: <199704290407.VAA04244@piccolo.cco.caltech.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Dmitri Kossakovski Subject: INFO-RUSS: skin test interpretation Status: ORS --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm sorry if I'm bringing up a repeated discussion. Anyway: We'd like an advice on a problem that we have encountered with our 3yr old kid: to be admitted to the kindergarden he had to pass medical check-up, which went fine except for Mantoux reaction - they measured 12mm. It is a problem as if the skin test is more than 10mm they refer the patient to chest x-ray and medication. We don't want our son to be on this medication because for it seems to be absolutely useless and wrong for following reasons: 1. He was administered BCG (as all kids in Russia). BCG is known to give larger skin test results. 2. Two years ago he had 10mm skin test (which to my opinion is a highly subjective test). He also had skin test 3 months ago in Moscow, where they considered the results to be negative. 3. Both my wife and myself had higher than normal skin test results in childhood. 4. They never tell here not to wet the skin test area, which is known (in Russia) to give increase to the size of the spot. On the other hand, we have to find some compromise, as this should be cleared out for our kid to be able to attend the kindergarden (in compliance with California Law). So, we're looking for some qualified advice on the issue of difference in skin test results for kids with BCG and without. Some reference for wetting of the spot would be helpful as well (I cannot find anything on that issue here). Ideally, I'd like to have some paper from an American doctor stating that this result of skin test cannot considered to be positive. Any ideas from you will be very helpful. I think some you have been in such situation before. Thanks a lot. Mitya D.A.Kossakovski California Institute of Technology 127-72 Pasadena, CA 91125 Phone: 818-395-6525 FAX: 818-568-8641 EMail: mitya@cco.caltech.edu http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~mitya From root Wed Apr 30 15:05:36 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Apr 30 15:05:35 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 30 Apr 1997 15:05:34 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22804; Wed, 30 Apr 97 14:32:46 -0400 Message-Id: <9704301832.AA22804@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 11:06:03 -0800 To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: chakhovs@ece.ucdavis.edu (Andrei G. Chakhovskoi) Subject: Re: INFO-RUSS: Russian Physics Directory Book Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- A book "1996-1997 Directory of Physics and Astronomy Staff" is now available from the Russian Academy of Sciences The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) is now offering the first Directory of Physics and Astronomy Staff for the Commonwealth of Independent States. Compiled by S.I. Shkuratov and E.F. Talantsev of the Institute of Electrophysics or RAS' Urals Division, the hardcover book includes listings for members of national academies of sciences, professors, doctors of sciences and philosophy, researchers, as well as more than 540 organizations doing physics, in all the republics of the former Soviet Union: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Email addresses are included in the listing. A complete information regarding the book is published in the December issue of APS (American Physical Society) News Bulletin; 1996, Volume 5, No 11, p.7, and is also accessible on the WEB: http://www.aps.org/apsnews/1296/11758.html To order, download, complete and return the pdf form or email Dr. S.I. Shkuratov at shkurato@ief.intec.ru. The order form is available on-line in PDF format at: http://aps.org/apsnews/1296/decnews.pdf or: http://www.aps.org/apsnews/cisform.pdf In the USA any questions regarding this book may be addressed to Dr. Andrei Chakhovskoi: (916) 752-2735, or by e-mail to: chakhovs@ece.ucdavis.edu From root Wed Apr 30 17:54:31 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Apr 30 17:54:29 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 30 Apr 1997 17:54:27 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22798; Wed, 30 Apr 97 14:32:18 -0400 Message-Id: <9704301832.AA22798@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: 29 Apr 97 18:20:28 EDT From: Victor.F.Petrenko@Dartmouth.EDU (Victor F. Petrenko) Subject: INFO-RUSS: GRA in Mechanics/Materials To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the SECOND grad. position (in the area) available in the School. (The another one was advertized by me a few weeks ago.) GRA IN SOLID MECHANICS/MATERIALS, THAYER SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE A full Graduate Research Assistantship is available for US citizens starting June 1 , 1997 for the next three years. Project: You will study, both experimentally and theoretically, the physical processes that govern the dynamic fracture of ice. The study is motivated by the need to understand the striking difference between velocities of cracks in freshwater ice and in saline ice (one-to-three orders of magnitude). Besides its importance for the ice physics, the study is essential for engineering problems involving ice-structure interactions and ice-breaking operations. Several groups of researchers recently discovered that maximal speeds of fracture propagation in the saline ice are one-to-three orders of magnitude lower than the ones in the freshwater ice. Low crack speeds in the saline ice may significantly increase the ice forces (due to low rates of ice fragmentation). They should also be taken into account in dynamics of very large masses of ice (motion of glaciers, drift of sea ice). When accomplished, the study will explain and quantitatively model very slow crack speeds in sea ice. This will have important engineering applications. High resistance of sea water ice to dynamic fracture and very slow crack speeds (as compared to the ones in fresh water ice) determine dynamic forces in ice during its crushing and fragmentation (ice-structure interactions; ice breaking operations and their limitations due to very slow crack speeds, etc.). The results will also be relevant for the dynamic fracture of materials other than ice, that are either fluid-saturated or contain fine liquid droplets. The examples are rocks and, possibly, concrete. Another possible application is the dynamic fracture of geomaterials containing inclusions of oil or kerogen. If that sounds interesting to you or/and you have further question please contact: Victor F. Petrenko Professor of Engineering victor.f.petrenko@dartmouth.edu tel: 603/646-3526

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From root Mon May 5 17:18:51 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon May 5 17:18:50 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 5 May 1997 17:18:50 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08277; Mon, 5 May 97 16:11:23 -0400 Message-Id: <9705052011.AA08277@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 15:13:40 -0700 From: gaizer@wily.fusion.ucla.edu (Alexander Gaizer) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSS folks: I am sending the following request for information hoping that there are some people here who lived/worked in Obninsk. I need to find the address of the meteorological institute located in Obninsk. I do not know the exact name of this research establishment. All I know is that now it is part of the Meteorological Consortium of Russia (MECOM). In fact, I am primarily interested in the address of the 'obschezhitie' (housing complex) for the staff of this institute. If, at some point in your life, you had lived in Obninsk in the same building with a few meteorologists, you might be able to help me. I am only looking for the street address (i.e., postal code is not really necessary) and directions on on how to get there from the Obninsk train station. Any information or pointers to where I might find it will be greatly appreciated. Please reply directly to me since I am not subscribed to this list. < gaizer@fusion.ucla.edu > From root Wed May 7 19:31:22 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed May 7 19:31:22 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 7 May 1997 19:31:21 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08417; Wed, 7 May 97 18:07:54 -0400 Message-Id: <9705072207.AA08417@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Tue, 6 May 1997 08:20:25 +30000 From: Nikolai Kukharkin To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Travel to and from Russia Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, I'd like to ask your advice on the following matter. My wife and I want to send our 6-year-old son to Russia in summer for vacations. We are Russian citizens and green card holders (permanent residents) in the USA. However, we never applied and don't have intention to apply (at least at the moment) for a "permanent residency abroad" (PMZh) with Russian authorities. We traveled to Russia together two times in last 2 years without any problems. Now, since our son is going alone (or with one of the parents) he will need "doverennost'" from each of us to cross the border in Russia on the way back to the US. Do you know whether this document can be prepared here, in Russian consulate? Are there any potential problems with this PMZh thing in relation to this matter? May be someone has had a relevant experience, I would appreciate it if you can share. Best regards, Nikolai Kukharkin nnk@cfd.princeton.edu __________________________________________________________ ---------------------------------------------------------- Dr. Nikolai Kukharkin Fluid Dynamics Research Center Princeton University, Forrestal Campus Princeton, NJ 08544-0710 Phone: (609) 258-5324 Fax: (609) 258-2360 E-mail: nnk@cfd.princeton.edu __________________________________________________________ ---------------------------------------------------------- From root Wed May 7 20:02:40 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed May 7 20:02:39 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 7 May 1997 20:02:38 -0400 From: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08423; Wed, 7 May 97 18:08:02 -0400 Message-Id: <9705072208.AA08423@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 14:27:32 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Moscow math schools in Penn State Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted on behalf of Dr. Anatoli Kouchnirenko, a long-time organizer of extracurricular math education in Moscow. *********************************************************************** Dear IR-readers, The project called "Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters for undergraduates at Penn State" (MASS) we are running now can be thought of an attempt to replicate the math-school athmosphere (or first two years of MEXMAT's undergraduate school athmosphere) on American soil. It seems that the pilot MASS-96 program was quite succesful and now the organizers are frantically looking for smart kids who are interested in math and want to do it one semester in a good company of like-minded folks. Please direct any questions or comments to mass@math.psu.edu or agk@math.psu.edu or look up further info on WWW at http://www.math.psu.edu/mass/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters for undergraduate at Penn State (Application for the Fall 1997 Semester are welcome) Last updated on May 7, 1997 The MASS program at Penn State targets undergraduate students with an aptitude and interest in mathematics. These students must be willing to quit their home university for one semester in order to study mathematics in a challenging, but friendly, environment. This environment fosters what becomes a "critical mass" of talented yet diverse students from across the nation and a committed group of strong research faculty and top graduate students. The program includes three core courses chosen from the areas of Algebra/Number Theory, Analysis and Geometry/Topology, the weekly seminar and computer-related mathematical projects. A special effort are made to coordinate and mutually reinforce content of the courses. For four professors and three graduate students running the MASS program this is a first priority task. This past Fall 1996 semester, sixteen students from diverse geographical backgrounds were admitted into the pilot semester of the MASS Program. Their admittance was based on their academic record and letters of recommendation from faculty. These sixteen student were 3 girls and 13 boys and included four sophomores, six juniors and 6 seniors. We have completed this pilot semester three months ago. Based on overall students performance and finals results, we have received strong impressions that this pilot semester was a definite success. The students worked hard, communicated intensively with peers, instructors and TA's and their progress was tremendous. MASS-96 seniors were admitted to Graduate Schools at Cornell University, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Penn State University, and Stanford University. We are currently in the process of recruiting applicants for the Fall 1997 semester. There is NO APPLICATION DEADLINE: applications will be accepted and considered until all slots in the program are filled. If you know students who are seriously interested in mathematics please inform them about the MASS Program at Penn State. Participation in the MASS Program is unique opportunity for undergraduate: - to invest one semester of intensive work in his/her future graduate and academic career; - to study math for one semester in company of like-minded peers with support of highly available instructors and TAs: - to escape for one semester from home university to make new friends and get new valuable professional and personal experience; - to spend two MASS breaks visiting New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia and other famous east cost cities. Additional data plus application forms can be obtained from our web site at http://www.math.psu.edu/mass/ This site includes a significant amount of information regarding the past year's program, in particular the list of MASS-96 participants and their e-mail addresses. You can also contact us by e-mail at mass@math.psu.edu or telephone (814)865-7527. A few words about financing. Participants of MASS program are responsible for the MINIMUM of 1) Penn State in-state tuition ($2700 per semester in 1996) or 2) current semester's tuition at their home institution. Reimbursment of travel expences and other form of financial support are available and can be discussed on case by case basis. If, for example, a student was supported financially during the previous semester we'll try to provide the comparable level of financial support during the MASS semester. Anatoli Kouchnirenko Director of MASS program Department of Mathematics Penn State University agk@math.psu.edu mass@math.psu.edu (814)863-9680 From root Sat May 10 13:06:37 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat May 10 13:06:36 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 10 May 1997 13:06:35 -0400 From: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20957; Sat, 10 May 97 12:23:40 -0400 Date: Sat, 25 Jan T 13:05:42 -0400 Message-Id: <9705101623.AA20957@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Apparently-To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From MJGOLD@pacbell.net Fri May 9 04:54 EDT 1997 Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 01:57:22 -0800 From: Mark Goldstein Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for cousin To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks, help this fellow to find his cousin-FizTech. Alex Kaplan =========================================================== Dear Prof. Kaplan, I found your list of Fis-Tech-abroad living outside of ex USSR. Unfortunately, I could not find there a name of my reletive Victor Shapiro. He was born in 1947, graduated and finished Phis-Tech aspirantura, worked in Moscow for a few years and then, I think, he immigrated to Israel. Unfortunately, I do not have more specific information. If you could, please, give the idea how to find him, I would realy appreciate this. Sincerely, Mark Goldstein San Francisco, CA MJGOLD@pacbell.net (415) 665-4117 From root Tue May 13 16:56:11 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue May 13 16:56:10 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 13 May 1997 16:56:09 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07413; Tue, 13 May 97 16:51:03 -0400 Message-Id: <9705132051.AA07413@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: May 13 97 15:15:59 EST From: Alexander Kaplan To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: need your help Status: ORr --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, subscribe, or unsubscribe mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, I have an urgent need to send a little package to Moscow. If anyone of you is planning to go to Moscow (or S. Peterburg or any reasonably close place) before the end of May (or have a good friend who is planning the same trip), and is willing to help me, please get in touch with me ASAP. Grateful in advance, Alex Kaplan, info-russ owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu 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 web: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan From root Thu May 15 19:18:32 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu May 15 19:18:31 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 15 May 1997 19:18:31 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07594; Thu, 15 May 97 17:36:12 -0400 Message-Id: <9705152136.AA07594@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: VISITING POSITIONS AT NEW MEXICO Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 18:00:21 -0600 From: Sergei Nirenburg Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- VISITING POSITIONS AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY COMPUTING RESEARCH LABORATORY The Computing Research Laboratory (CRL) at New Mexico State University invites applications for one of two Visiting Research Fellow positions in our natural language processing R&D team. The positions are for one year, with a possibility of an extension. Salaries will be commensurate with the experience and skill level of the successful applicants and will be in the range of $32,000 - $50,000. The positions will be filled as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be a top-notch programmer. Knowledge in at least one of the following areas is required: - natural language processing; - compiler design and implementation; - graphical user interfaces. A Ph.D. degree is not strictly required. Responsibilities: Writing software for a variety of natural language-related applications, including one or more of the following: complex pattern matchers, parsers, generators, information extraction modules, summarizers, fast indexing schemes, interactive tools for knowledge acquirers and end users. CRL is an internationally acclaimed center of research excellence. The laboratory mainly focuses on natural language processing applications (machine translation, multilingual information retrieval, extraction and summarization), interface design, and knowledge representation. Information about CRL projects can be found at http://crl.nmsu.edu. The projects are led by Sergei Nirenburg, Jim Cowie, Bill Ogden and Remi Zajac. The senior research staff include: Stephen Beale, David Farwell, Stephen Helmreich, Wanying Jin, Kavi Mahesh, Victor Raskin (also of Purdue University), Svetlana Sheremetyeva and Evelyne Viegas. Send applications and inquiries, preferably by e-mail, to: Sergei Nirenburg Director, Computing Research Laboratory 505 646 5466 (voice) Professor, Computer Science 505 646 6218 (fax) New Mexico State University sergei@crl.nmsu.edu Box 30001, Dept. 3CRL Las Cruces, NM 88003 From root Thu May 15 19:47:20 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu May 15 19:47:19 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 15 May 1997 19:47:19 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07600; Thu, 15 May 97 17:36:18 -0400 Message-Id: <9705152136.AA07600@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: POSTDOCS AND PH.D. SCHOLARSHIPS IN MICROELECTRONICS Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 22:56:59 +0900 From: Michael Kishinevsky Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi folks, Could you please help bring the following announcement to the attention of prospective applicants. A Center for Microinstruments at the Technical University of Denmark is looking for students from countries in what used to be U.S.S.R. who are considering to do a Ph.D. abroad, i.e., M.Sc. students who are in the process of finishing their study. They can offer "Danish sized" scholarships that by most standards are fairly favourable. Areas of research: - Low power VLSI design (in particular Asynchronous design) - Computer Aided Design techniques and tools for developing and analyzing microsystems. - Smart transducers: sensors and actuators with integrated signal processing with special emphasis on Silicon transducers. Regards, Michael Kishinevsky ====================================================================== POSTDOCS AND PH.D. SCHOLARSHIPS IN MICROELECTRONICS. A number of postdoctoral positions and Ph.D. scholarships in Microelectronics are vacant at the newly established Thomas B. Thriges Center for Microinstruments at the Technical University of Denmark. Applications are welcome in the areas: low-power design, CAD for Microsystems and smart sensors. The Thomas B. Thriges Center for Microinstruments (http://www.it.dtu.dk/~jst/cfm/) is a new research center established by a number of private companies together with Mikroelektronik Centret (MIC) and The Department of Information Technology at the Technical University of Denmark. Further details about the center can be found on WWW General description: http://www.it.dtu.dk/~jst/cfm/ Postdoc positions : http://www.it.dtu.dk/~jst/cfm/postdoc.html Ph.D. scholarship : http://www.it.dtu.dk/~jst/cfm/phd.html or by contacting the director of the center: Professor Joergen Staunstrup, Ph.D Department of Information Technology Building 344 Technical University of Denmark DK-2800 Lyngby Denmark e-mail: jst@it.dtu.dk Short messages to 20209428@sms.tdm.dk (leave subject line empty) www: http://www.it.dtu.dk/~jst/ tel: (+45) 45 25 37 40 mobile: (+45) 20 20 94 28 fax: (+45) 45 93 00 74 ------- End of Forwarded Message From root Sun May 18 17:03:44 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun May 18 17:03:44 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 18 May 1997 17:03:43 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22770; Sun, 18 May 97 16:27:29 -0400 Message-Id: <9705182027.AA22770@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 21:27:05 -0400 (EDT) From: Jenechka@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Vitaly Korotich Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Info-Russers, My daughter is a student of Boston University. Vitaly Korotich, a former editor of Ogonyok magazine, is her professor there. She urgently needs to contact him in Moscow, but does not have either his address or a phone number there. If anybody has this information or can get it in Moscow, we will greatly appreciate your help. Please respond to the jenechka@aol.com or call at (718)446-0551. Thank you in advance. G. Imas From root Wed May 21 21:11:27 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed May 21 21:11:27 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 21 May 1997 21:11:26 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08806; Wed, 21 May 97 20:45:55 -0400 Message-Id: <9705220045.AA08806@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 01:43:11 +0400 (MSD) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Stalin s tomikom Pushkina, vtoraja premija Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Starinnyj anekdot. Konkurs v 1937 godu na pamjatnik Pushkinu. 3 premija: Pushkin s tomikom Stalina v rukax. 2 premija: Stalin s tomikom Pushkina v rukax. 1 premija: Stalin s tomikom Stalina v rukax. Novejshaja dejstvitel'nost': vyshlo akademicheskoe (18-tomnoe) sobranie sochinenij Pushkina - s poslesloviem El'cina (govorit, chto xoroshaja knizhka). Itogo - vtoraja premija. Kstati, eto posleslovie, a otkryvaetsja akademicheskoe izdanie soobscheniem, chto ono blagoslovleno Patriarxom. Tozhe schitaet, chto neploxaja knizhka... A. From root Wed May 21 21:23:20 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed May 21 21:23:19 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 21 May 1997 21:23:18 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08786; Wed, 21 May 97 20:44:06 -0400 Message-Id: <9705220044.AA08786@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 19:19:37 -0230 (NDT) From: Dmitri Matskevitch To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for summer sublet in Boston area Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSS folks, I need to rent an apartment for two summer months (July and August) for my family. Preferably somewhere nearby Boston. Generally, I am looking for 2brm in a good neighbourhood. If somebody have info on summer sublet in this area, please, contact me via e-mail or by phone. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dmitri G. Matskevitch | Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science | Memorial University of Newfoundland tel: 709-737-7951 | St. John's, NF, A1B 3X5, Canada fax: 709-737-2116 | e-mail: dmitri@engr.mun.ca | home page: http://www.engr.mun.ca/~dmitri/ _______________________________________________________________________________ From root Thu May 22 19:04:18 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu May 22 19:04:17 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 22 May 1997 19:04:17 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24223; Thu, 22 May 97 17:24:23 -0400 Message-Id: <9705222124.AA24223@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 15:54:30 -0600 From: Andrei Malevsky To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: postdoc position Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- INDUSTRIAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM Centre for Research on Computation and its Applications Within the activities of the NCM2 (Network for Computing and Mathematical Modeling) Competition no 6: Development of Parallel Codes for Numerical Weather Prediction The objective of the CERCA Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is to provide recent doctoral graduates (or persons with equivalent experience) with an opportunity to carry out applied research activities at CERCA, for a period ranging between one year and three years, in an area identified as a priority by one or several industrial partners of CERCA. CERCA is a corporation created by Ecole Polytechnique, Universite de Montreal, McGill University and Concordia University. It regroups Quebec scientists utilizing numerical computation for scientific applications. It concentrates mainly on fluid dynamics (with applications in aerodynamics, hydraulics, turbulence, environment, power and process, and combustion) and also on chemistry. One of its main goals is to transfer technology from university to industry. The annual stipend is $35,000, plus fringe benefits usually given to postdoctoral fellows at the Universite de Montreal. The Challenge : In order that parallel atmospheric models should be efficient, it is necessary to optimize codes and to adapt them to the new parallel computer architectures. The challenge is to develop new parallel algorithms for numerical simulation of atmospheric flow. The Postdoctoral Position : The objective of the present competition is to provide a postdoctoral fellow with an opportunity to join the Turbulence Simulation Group at CERCA and to contribute to the development of parallel codes for numerical weather prediction. The fellow will participate in the parallel implementation of the GEM (Global Environmental Multiscale) atmospheric model. This project will also involve algorithmic development, code testing and optimization. Candidates must have experience in modern computation methods used in fluid mechanics and in parallel computing. This postdoctoral fellowship is sponsored by Environment Canada. The project director is Professor Andrei Malevsky. The deadline for receipt of applications is July 1, 1997. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests, indicating the number of the competition, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Claire Poulin CERCA 5160, Decarie Blvd., Suite 400 Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3X 2H9 Fax: (514) 369-3880 e-mail: poulin@cerca.umontreal.ca From root Sat May 31 13:16:03 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat May 31 13:16:03 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 31 May 1997 13:16:02 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10192; Sat, 31 May 97 12:51:33 -0400 Message-Id: <9705311651.AA10192@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Sergey Solyanik To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: cash through the customs? Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 10:27:09 -0400 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Ladies and gentlemen, Does anybody know what current customs regulations in Russia are regarding the amount of cash one can have traveling FROM Russia outside (travelling only, not going to permanent residence abroad)? The number I've heard is $500 which seems ridiculously small - unless one has credit card which is probably still not a common case in FSU -- one shouldn't even be able to pay for any reasonable hotel stay with this "allowance" ?! What are other (legal and reliable) ways to transfer money (not much, few thousands dollars) from Russia to an account at foreign (U. S.) bank? I've heard that Mac deposits do not work in Russia, only withdrawals... Any information greatly appreciated. Thanks and regards -- Sergey.Solyanik@bentley.com From root Sat May 31 13:32:11 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat May 31 13:32:11 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 31 May 1997 13:32:10 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10186; Sat, 31 May 97 12:51:21 -0400 Message-Id: <9705311651.AA10186@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 07:12:24 -0230 (NDT) From: Dmitri Matskevitch To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: PMZh passport and GC Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSS folks, I urgently need your advice on the following matter. My wife has just received US Immigration visa. She has a regular Russian 'foreign' passport. In US Embassy in Moscow she was told that she may face a lot of troubles leaving the country since she doesn't have a special PMZh passport. So, does anybody has recent experience with leaving Russia with immigration visa and a regular passport? It was on the news last year that the bill signed by Yetsin in December 1996 abrogated this category of passports. But I know they are still issuing PMZh passports. In general, what kind of strategy you think would be the best in a situation like this. My wife is going to appeal for PMZh passport but I don't think it would be smart of her. Any advice would be more than appreciated. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dmitri G. Matskevitch | Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science | Memorial University of Newfoundland tel: 709-737-7951 | St. John's, NF, A1B 3X5, Canada fax: 709-737-2116 | e-mail: dmitri@engr.mun.ca | home page: http://www.engr.mun.ca/~dmitri/ _______________________________________________________________________________ From root Sat May 31 13:47:16 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat May 31 13:47:16 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 31 May 1997 13:47:15 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10180; Sat, 31 May 97 12:51:10 -0400 Message-Id: <9705311651.AA10180@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Sat, 31 May 1997 00:46:59 +0400 (MSD) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Iz zhizni marksistov Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Veter, vmeste s topolinym puxom i pyl'ju, prines takie vot dve istorii, uslovno govorja, "iz zhizni marksistov" odnogo iz krupnejshix v Rossii universitetov. Kak mnogie pomnjat, v sovetskie vremena slovo "marksist" v studencheskom zhargone bylo sinonimom slova "filosof" (v smysle prepodavatel' sootvetstvujuschego predmeta). I, xotja pristavka "marksistsko-leninskaja" vypala iz oboznachenija v uchebnom plane Samoj Vazhnoj Nauki (a "Istorija KPSS" nyne nazyvaetsja "Politicheskaja istorija 20 veka"), no prepodajut ix, razumetsja, te zhe samye ljudi. Chast' iz nix (a imenno pochti vse iz tex, kto imel kakie-to ubezhdenija v sovetskoe vremja) dejstvitel'no javljajutsja marksistami. Sejchas oni vedut tixoe suschestvovanie, starajas' osobenno ne vysovyvat'sja, no ispytyvaja gromadnoe oblegchenie iz-za prekraschenija "oxoty na revizionistov" (kakovymi vse oni javljajutsja). Kak pravilo, kak prepodavateli i ekzamenatory oni vpolne udovletvoritel'ny. No est' i drugaja model' povedenija, tochnee - dve modeli, na pervyj vzgljad protivopolozhnye. Vot odna iz nix. Odin iz naibolee zhestokix gonitelej inakomyslija v Universitete prodolzhaet ostavat'sja kuratorom filosofskogo obrazovanija studentov, i pod ego nachalom studenty v godu sed'mom ot padenija kommunizma v Rossii ostervenelo konspektirujut "Materializm i empiriokriticizm" i "Filosofskie tetradi", a takzhe dolzhny otvechat' na ekzamene, chto Xajdegger i Vitgenshtejn predstavljajut soboj "melkoburzhuaznyj vyvert". Takaja vot "akademicheskaja svoboda". Drugaja (protivopolozhnaja?) istorija proizoshla, sobstvenno, na samom filosofskom fakul'tete. V kabinet odnogo iz sotrudnikov (kak raz marksista-revizionista) prishla komissija iz byvshix chlenov partkoma i nastojatel'no porekomendovala udalit' portret Marksa: - Da snimi ty etogo zhidjaru i poves' kakogo-nibud' nastojaschego, russkogo filosofa. - Eto kogo zhe, naprimer? - Nu vot, naprimer, Ivana Il'ina... Vprochem, ja sovershenno ne uveren, chto eto takie uzh raznye istorii. Alik From root Sat May 31 15:02:30 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat May 31 15:02:28 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 31 May 1997 15:02:27 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10446; Sat, 31 May 97 13:38:31 -0400 Message-Id: <9705311738.AA10446@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Sat, May 31 97 15:15:59 EST From: Alexander Kaplan To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: summer broadcast Status: Or --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, subscribe, or unsubscribe mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, Summer is coming, birds are singing, with a lot of them flying in all the directions, mostly away from their winter terminals (most of you including:-). As usual, the net traffic in summer is slow, so I hope you will excuse me if your postings may be broadcasted (sometimes) with delay; new subscriptions and unsubscriptions will be processed by me only in the fall. This is just a regular summer "go slow" mode. It would also be nice of you if you don't submit anything that is not fairly urgent. Hopefully, the Russians will not go into any coup this summer:-). Have a great summer; and if a vacation is part of it, enjoy it. For the rest of you, just take it easy:-)... My best wishes, Alex Kaplan, info-russ owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan

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