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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jul 2 23:16:47 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from psuvm.psu.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01336; Sun, 2 Jul 95 23:16:46 -0400 Message-Id: <9507030316.AA01336@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from PSUVM.PSU.EDU by PSUVM.PSU.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 6347; Sun, 02 Jul 95 23:16:07 EDT Received: from PSUVM.PSU.EDU (NJE origin BAV2@PSUVM) by PSUVM.PSU.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with RFC822 id 0803; Sun, 2 Jul 1995 23:16:07 -0400 Date: Sun, 2 Jul 95 23:16 EDT From: "Boris A. Veytsman" Subject: INFO-RUSS: traveling to Tbilisi To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O My friend (an American) is going to visit Tbilisi this summer. He would appreciate any info about the current situation there as well as an advice for a foreigner about the appropriate behavior and precautions. Please reply directly to me, BAV2@PSUVM.PSU.EDU Thanks -Boris From TJ100@aol.com Sun Jul 2 14:57 EDT 1995 Received: from emout04.mail.aol.com by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00877; Sun, 2 Jul 95 14:57:19 -0400 Received: by emout04.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA278661245; Sun, 2 Jul 1995 14:54:05 -0400 Date: Sun, 2 Jul 1995 14:54:05 -0400 From: TJ100@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian shotgun Status: Or Dear info-russ subscribers, I hope you can help me. I own a Russian made over & under 12 ga. shotgun that I use for hunting. The shotgun needs a new wood stock and I can't find a dealer in the USA. I'm hoping to find the phone number or address to the "BAIKAL" of the U.S.S.R the Shotguns Maker so I can order a new wood stock. Thanks in advance Todd J. Johnson TJ100@aol.com From vladik@cs.utep.edu Fri Jul 7 19:13 EDT 1995 Received: from cs.utep.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15223; Fri, 7 Jul 95 19:13:01 -0400 Received: from earth.cs.utep.edu ([129.108.5.14]) by cs.utep.edu (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA07879; Fri, 7 Jul 95 17:12:07 MDT Date: Fri, 7 Jul 95 17:12:07 MDT From: vladik@cs.utep.edu (Vladik Kreinovich) Message-Id: <9507072312.AA07879@cs.utep.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: new immigration policy in Canada Status: O A professor of our Department, Chitta Baral, originally from the State of Orissa, India, has recently been to a meeting of US people originating from that state, and he brought the following news: Canada is now encouraging immigration of professionals. They have a program under which applicants's abilities are estimayed (age, education, work experience, knowledge of English, etc), and if the total number of points exceeds a certain level, Canadian government helps to come and find a job. The only downside is that the application must be accompanied by a processing fee of about $1000, so if an invited person does not have that money, it is mostly for inviting close relatives or close friends of those people who are already in the West. He advised me to advertise this info to Russian-speaking people. The newsgroup misc.immigration.canada has the most info Some info can be found in http://www.ingenia.com/cicnet/ There are Canadian immigration officials who take questions electronically. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 4 22:16:31 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail06.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17520; Tue, 4 Jul 95 22:16:29 -0400 Received: by mail06.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA057550588; Tue, 4 Jul 1995 22:16:28 -0400 Date: Tue, 4 Jul 1995 22:16:28 -0400 From: EShindelma@aol.com Message-Id: <950704221627_107943958@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Need travel advice Status: O I am an amateur genealogist with Russian ancestry anticipating a trip to Russia and the Ukraine next year. In order to personalize my trip to include small towns, I would be interested in hiring someone by day to escort myself and family, translate and arrange for accomodations and travel within Russia and the Ukraine for 10-13 days. 1)Can anyone make a Russian/Ukrainian travel consultant reccomendation with references? What is the going rate? 2)Is there a specific time of year when US-St.Petersburg or Moscow or Kiev flights are most economical? With which airlines? 3)Are there any bilingual archival researchers with references out there who may be interested in researching documents with me in person when in Moscow, Kiev and Zhitomir? I would appreciate any advice or personal experience that you may have. Please email me (preferably in English) directly at: eshindelma@aol.com Thank you. Spacebo. From @UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Mon Jul 10 09:19 EDT 1995 Received: from ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08674; Mon, 10 Jul 95 09:19:39 -0400 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Mon, 10 Jul 1995 15:03:39 +0200 From: OMRI Publications Subject: INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest I, No. 132, 10 Jul 95 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST No. 132, 10 July 1995 AEK --------------------------------------------------------------------- DESPITE KILLINGS, GROZNY TALKS CONTINUE. Talks between Russian and Chechen negotiators continued over the weekend, despite being interrupted by an attack on a farm outside Grozny, international and Russian agencies reported. Six Chechen civilians were killed in the attack on 7 July, reportedly carried out by gunmen wearing Russian military uniforms, that led Chechen delegates to walk out of the talks. However, they returned later and the two delegations issued a statement announcing a joint investigation into the killings and declaring that "the negotiations will continue and peace will come to Chechnya." Russian military sources denied responsibility for the attack. Resuming discussions on 8 July, negotiators reached agreement on a preliminary political accord outlining the conditions for holding and monitoring elections in the republic this December. -- Scott Parrish, OMRI, Inc. SIBERIAN PRISONERS EAT CELL-MATE. Two prisoners in Siberia murdered their cell-mate and ate his internal organs "to add spice to their life," Russian and Western agencies reported on 7 July. The two inmates, aged 23 and 25, strangled their victim, cut out his innards, and cooked them over a burning blanket. The two men, whose trial begins on 10 July, could be executed if found guilty. -- Penny Morvant, OMRI, Inc. SUICIDE A PROBLEM IN MILITARY. The Russian army has an "acute" suicide problem, Colonel Pavel Demidenko told Interfax on 9 July. Demidenko, who heads the military procurator's criminal investigation department, reported that 423 Russian military personnel had committed suicide in 1994--many driven to it because of hazing, or "dedovshichina" by older soldiers. He said another 2,500 military personnel had died last year as the result of "criminal incidents." -- Doug Clarke, OMRI, Inc. AZERBAIJAN, GEORGIA SIGN ACCORD. On 7 July Azerbaijan and Georgia signed an accord to export crude oil from Azerbaijan to world markets through Georgian territory, AFP reported citing Interfax. Under the agreement signed by Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister Abbas Abbassov and his Georgian counterpart, Zurab Kervalishvili, feasibility studies will be carried out by the end of August on the delivery of the oil to the ports of Poti and Batumi. Though the route has not been finalized the accord provides for the delivery of 4 million metric tons of oil over the first 30 months of operations. -- Lowell Bezanis, OMRI, Inc. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jul 5 02:14:43 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from emout04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23723; Wed, 5 Jul 95 02:14:42 -0400 Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 02:11:26 -0400 From: VipEC@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Great trip to Siberia Status: O To all, In November 1994, I approached this group about an upcoming trip I was going to take to Novosibirsk Siberia with my church from Birmingham Alabama. This group was great and I received many helpful suggestions, tips and contacts over the months until I left on June 2. I returned June 11 from the trip of a lifetime. I loved Novosibirsk! It was worth the exhausting 28 hour trip and several hours of hassle that Moscow customs and Transaero likes to put us through. I even got to meet in person someone that I had met through a contact on this list. pondering a return trip next summer - I can't wait. Russians in Siberia were so much like us, like people everywhere - they just want to be loved and have a chance to love someone else. Even though very few spoke our language, they stood in large crowds to watch us perform and we spent hours talking with them through our interpreters. Thanks for making this the best list I am on George Mizzell From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 11 22:25:46 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from nrigw1.nri.co.jp by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12411; Tue, 11 Jul 95 22:25:43 -0400 Date: Wed, 12 Jul 1995 11:25:22 +0900 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: t1-hanada@nri.co.jp (tomoko hanada) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Stay in Hostels in Russia Status: O Dear friends, I'm planning to visit Moscow/St.Petersburg this August and thinking of staying in youth hostels there. I've got to know these hostels through Internet, their names are "Travelers' Guest House" in Moscow and "St.Petersburg Int'l Hostel." As they claim, they provide verious kinds of services including visa support. The prices also sound reasonable enough. Still, I want to be sure about their credibility so as to avoid any kind of troubles during and after the stay there. If anyone knows about these hostels, please let me know about them. I would appreciate if you inform your experience at these hostels or the troubles you met, etc. Also, if someone has an experience of "homestay" in St.Petersburg which is provided only for Moscow Travelers' Guest House guests, please let me know about it, too. Please send an E-mail directly to me. Thank you in advance. T.Hanada (E-mail address: t1-hanada@nri.co.jp) From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 14 23:59:17 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from CATTELL20.PSYCH.UPENN.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06362; Fri, 14 Jul 95 23:59:15 -0400 Received: (from arkady@localhost) by cattell20.psych.upenn.edu (8.6.11/SAS 8.03) id XAA17560 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Fri, 14 Jul 1995 23:57:40 -0400 From: arkady@cattell.psych.upenn.edu (Arkady Lyubarsky) Posted-Date: Fri, 14 Jul 1995 23:57:40 -0400 Message-Id: <199507150357.XAA17560@cattell20.psych.upenn.edu> Subject: INFO-RUSS: RussianBankInfoWanted To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 14 Jul 1995 23:57:40 -0400 (EDT) X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL23-upenn2.9] Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Length: 323 Status: O Dear netters, i was told that inkombank has branches in the us and that i can deposit money on my or somebody else's account in the usa and withdraw it in moscow. is it the truth or a fairy tale? any info including other banks, telephone ## and addresses would be appreciated. thanks, arkady@cattell.psych.upenn.edu From DavidWCJR@aol.com Fri Jul 14 08:37 EDT 1995 Received: from mail06.mail.aol.com by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10377; Fri, 14 Jul 1995 14:15:32 +0200 Date: Fri, 14 Jul 1995 14:15:32 +0200 From: DavidWCJR@aol.com (David Waksberg) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: UCSJ's "Monitor" on Fascism in Russia Status: Or ---------------------------------------------------------------- Dear IR-folks, A lot of you (not all of you, I know, I know:-) are interested in human rights in ex-USSR, fascism, antisemitism, etc. issues. I am taking advantage of low summer traffic to have you introduced to the "Monitor", a watch-dog newsletter on the subject, published by UCSJ (Union of Councils for Soviet Jews; Washington, DC) & Intern. Bureaus on Human Rights (Moscow, St. Peter., Kiev, Almaty, and Bishkek). (Note please, that the "Monitor" in question is not the "Monitor" started recently by the Jamestown Foundation with Paul Goble being the Editor-In-Chief. The UCSJ's "Monitor" started about 4 years ago. Since they have never copirighted their name, another magazine used it, appartently due to somebody's oversight...) You may recall -- several months ago it was UCSJ who had posted an appeal on behalf of a prisoner in Tashkent -- Iosif Koinov, a 76 year old Bukharan Jew. He had been arrested last fall on the trumped up charge of murder of a 17 year old Uzbek. The case coincided with the distribution of a vile anti-Semitic tract in Uzbekistan that suggested Jewish murder/blood rituals. The judge asked in open court about who Jews kill for their holidays ("Uzbeks kill sheep, I have heard that Jews kill people..."). The UCSJ posted an appeal on numerous lists (including INFO-RUSS). As a result, Uzbek Ambassador and Minister of Justice received about 25,000 letters and telegrams. Koinov was released from jail and finally, about 2 weeks ago, all charges were dismissed. Those of you who wish to learn more about either UCSJ's "Monitor" or Union of Councils or Intern. Bureaus on Human Rights, may get in touch with David Waksberg , who is its Editor-In-Chief, the originator of the main body of this posting, and your fellow info-russ subscriber in good standing. As a sample of their material, enclosed below are two pieces from UCSJ's "Monitor" (slightly shortened) on fascist trends in Russia: (i) Stonov's political overview and (ii) Lieberman's witness' report of bizarre Duma Hearing on Fascism. They appeared in April issue, and may not reflect on the most recent developments, but give pretty comprehensive picture anyway. BTW, their most recent issue just got out a couple weeks ago. --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator ---------------------------------------------------------------- Russia: Lurching Toward Fascism By Leonid Stonov [Leonid Stonov is international director of the Union of Councils Human Rights Bureaus in the former Soviet Union, and president of the American Association of Russian Jews] [After reviewing the economical situation in Russia and drastic increase of crime, Stonov continues:] With all this in the background, the extremist nationalists and fascists achieve more success as the recent election campaign showed in the Mitischi- Khimky region near Moscow and the strong victory of the allies of nationalists Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Alexander Barkashov, and the Communists in the Krasnodar region. As one travels away from Moscow in the Russian provinces, support increases for organizations and parties openly espousing fascist themes, and there are 137 fascist newspapers and magazines published each day in Russia. The situation has become more difficult in the past few months as President Boris Yeltsin and the government of Viktor Chernomirdin have begun to appease the so-called social and national patriots in the following ways: 1) With regard to the "near-abroad" (former Soviet sphere), Russia has taken a more aggressive approach, provoking conflicts in Ossetia and Ingushetia, continuing aggressive policies in Tajikistan, the Pridniestr (northeastern Moldova) and Abkhazia (northwestern Georgia), conducting anti- Azerbaijanian activity around oil drilling projects in the Caspian Sea, supporting para-military Cossack groups not only in Russia but also beyond the borders especially in Kazakhstan. 2) The government has encouraged anti-Western attitudes in society and adopted a renewed assertive stance vis a vis the West with regard to NATO's expansion and peace-keeping efforts in regional conflicts (for example, Karabakh). Underlying this approach toward the West is the assertion of Russia's position as a power and its right to dominate in its own sphere of influence. This renewed assertive posture was presented by President Yeltsin and Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev during the OSCE meetings in Budapest, where the Russian leaders alluded to the humiliation of the Russian people. 3) Tacit approval has been granted to racially-motivated actions of Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov who instigated the expulsion from Moscow of thousands of refugees from the Transcaucasus region (only ethnically-different refugees were targeted in the sweeps; thousands of ethnic Russian refugees were left alone). While inter-ethnic relations have been stretched to the limit and anti-Semitism has blossomed, the government has been silent (except when speaking with foreign leaders or journalists), striving not to offend nationalist sensibilities. The situation has worsened recently with the direct military suppression of Chechnya. At first, Russia provided covert support to a Chechen opposition headed by Ruslan Khazbulatov against Chechen leader Dzhokar Dudaev. When the opposition's attempts to seize power in Chechnya failed, the brutal day and night bombardments of Grozny began, followed by the siege and attack of the city. As a result thousands of peaceful citizens as well as soldiers of the Russian army died and many people more were made homeless (24,000 deaths and 400,000 refugees are current estimates). The ironic political result of this war was that the "patriotic camp" -- Zhirinovsky, Barkashov, Konstantinov and Lisenko -- all applauded the president, while the democratic community, including Sergei Kovalyev, Elena Bonner, Yegor Gaidar and virtually every other democratic leader has bitterly opposed Yeltsin's initiative. The Moscow militia decided to relive the "glorious" Brezhnev era and detained and beat participants of a protest against the intervention in Chechnya. The dissidents included such well-known people as Alexander Podrabinek and Alexander Lavout, Valery Novodvorskaya and many others at the presidential administration building. The break between the government and the democrats seems irreparable. "We are ruled by scum, but we are also scum if we allow tem to be our authority," said Russian parliamentarian and human rights commissioner Sergei Kovalyev, formerly Yeltsin's staunch supporter. Former dissident Larissa Bogoraz said that Grozny has become a new symbol in the struggle against fascism, along with Guernica, the Warsaw Ghetto, Stalingrad, and other sites. Meanwhile, Duma Speaker Ivan Rybkin pronounced his own outlook: "We will deal with any territory as with Grozny." Such cruel changes happened not in one day - there were many signs of nationalistic tendencies and totalitarian approaches. But one new -- and at the same time very old -- tendency is again visible: the "law of thieves" is at work, in which nearly everyone is tied together in a blood bond of fear, shame and collusion. The Chechnya adventure has stained the country with lies and hatred. Today it is Chechens. Tomorrow it will be others. But the president and his circle are mistaken to think that the fascists will support him in the future. They seek not Yeltsin, but a leader such as Zhirinovsky, Barkashov, Baburin, or even Rutskoi. The process does not stop halfway. The threat of fascism in Russia was recognizable long before the attack on Grozny. Consequently, many Russian democrats began to create a broad-based grassroots anti-fascist coalition. These efforts have achieved modest success. Last September, I and other UCSJ leaders participated in an organizational meeting for an anti-fascist movement involving leading democratic and human rights leaders. More than 100 key Russian leaders and intellectuals came to express their support. This movement had its organizational formation in December, 1994, in Moscow, and is led by well-known people such as: Marshall Evgeny Shaposhnikov, Duma Deputies Ella Panfilova and Alla Gerber, the writer Alexander Rekemchuk, and many other prominent democratic politicians, activists, and cultural figures. The anti-Fascist coalition took active part on January 20-22, 1995, in Moscow, in the first International Anti-Fascist Forum. On January 27, the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army was widely recognized and a special ceremony was organized in Moscow in the memory of 6 million Jews who were destroyed by the Nazis. In April, an international anti-fascist congress is planned, preceding the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the victory over Nazism. The coalition intends to open branches in cities and towns throughout Russia, to monitor and expose fascist activity and to promote democratic values. .................................... Despite all the negative trends, there are signs of hope. Last month, I met with the leaders of Russia's Junior Achievement program, which involves more than 100,000 pupils, 14- 17, all over Russia. This movement has own offices in Vladivostok, Nizhny Novgorog, Krasnoyarsk, etc., pupils study free market applied economy and we want to provide them with lessons on human rights and tolerance. Also we work now with "Young leaders," whose 5000 members participate in the program: "Children are the creators of the 21 century". These children never were members of communist pioneer and comsomol organizations. Russia's best chance against fascism may be in its young people. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Hearing on Fascism in Russia's Duma. By Alexander Lieberman IBHR (Feb. 17) On February 14, the State Duma's Committee on Social and Religious Organizations held a hearing on the question of fascism in Russia. Prior to the hearing, which lasted 6 hours, an exhibit of fascist and antisemitic literature was presented in the lobby of the State Duma building. The exhibit provoked a raucous reaction among the communist and nationalist deputies and sympathizers present. Some of them, incensed at the display of antisemitic materials which indicate antisemitic sentiments they deny shouted: "Zionist delirium! Jewish tricks!" Heated debates began in the corridors among the right- wing supporters and the anti-fascists who were also present for the hearing. These quickly degenerated into shouts of: "Kill Yids, save Russia!" Vladimir Zorkal'tsev, Communist Duma deputy, presided. During his long opening remarks, he blamed President Yeltsin's government and the democrats for the difficult situation in the country. Zorkal'tsev suggested that a distinction be made between "healthy nationalism and fascism". Tiunov, a writer from St.-Petersburg, started his speech with a proposal to legitimize the term "demofascism." He claimed that Yeltsin together with Zionists and Americans carries out genocide against Russians. This democratic- Zionist-American conspiracy strives to make Russia a "colony of the world Yid and Mason empire." All mass media, Tiunov asserted, are in the "Zionist hands". Tiunov concluded his remarks to hearty applause. Democratic deputy Alla Gerber (who initiated the idea of the hearing) stated that "deputies very often find leaflets calling to deport Jews." (By coincidence, I was occupying the seat of well-known deputy Sergey Mavrody, currently in prison. Under his table I found the newspaper issued by communists specifically for deputies of the Duma. This newspaper could well have been included among the exhibit of fascist materials in the lobby.) LDPR Deputy Vladimir Ivanov stated that "a fifth column is operating in the country, which did not reach Spain but occupies Russia." Control over mass media, Ivanov cried, is in the hands of people of not native nationality. Ivanov said that it is necessary to introduce a quota system for all institutions. Ivanov and other speakers avoided using the word "Jews," preferring instead well- known euphemisms, such as "not native nationality," "assimilators," and "minority." Again and again, speakers spoke about "demofascists and strangers." About "humiliations of Russians by the West". Yuri Shmidt, the well-known human rights lawyer from St. Petersburg, expressed his outrage that the Duma hearings on fascism had in fact become a forum for nationalism and chauvinism. Zorkal'tsev rebuked Shmidt for diverging from the main theme. Another deputy spoke up, claiming that Jews and Americans had already colonized Russia and were in the process of dividing up the spoils. Jewish leader Mikhail Chlenov (chairman of Vaad) disputed the slander against Jews, stating that he is a Jew and pays taxes on time. "Russia's Jews have the right to live in this country as other nationalities," Chlenov said. Nikolai Lysenko, leader of the Republican party, spoke. Firstly, he suggested to legally prohibit the term "Russian Fascism" and to cancel the article of the Criminal Code on "inciting national conflicts." Moreover, he declared his good attitude to Israel, stating that when all Russian Jews emigrate to Israel (and he will make them do it) so there would be no Jewish problem, there would be no such deputies as Alla Gerber and there would be no problems at all. Lysenko claimed that 200,000 children in Moscow acquired diabetes because of Zionist merchants who delivered Snickers (candy) to Moscow from the U.S. He also stated that "Nationalism is the religious of 21 century." Lysenko, as well as other speakers, mentioned Beitar (Zionist) divisions who are ready at any time to destroy Moscow. This theme was generally discussed during the hearing in spite of information by Chlenov that some years ago there were only ten members of Beitar in Moscow, and seven of them were school-age students. During the break, I was a witness to a real fight when direct nationalistic humiliations such as "Yids" and "Jews," together with other colorful epithets accompanied threats of physical violence right here in the State Duma. One Zhirinovets (follower of Zhirinovsky) told me: "We will soon kill you all." These "discussions" were shown in the TV coverage, along with the "discussion" near the exhibit in the lobby. ......................................... From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jul 5 13:30:03 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from lightning.synoptics.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24786; Wed, 5 Jul 95 13:29:59 -0400 Date: Wed, 5 Jul 95 10:28:18 PDT From: Jerry Kaidor To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu, TJ100@aol.com Subject: INFO-RUSS: IZH-Jupiter motorcycle... Status: O > Dear info-russ subscribers, > I hope you can help me. > I own a Russian made shotgun.. *** And after finding this fellow his shotgun stock, I wonder if anybody could find me a windshield for my IZH-Jupiter motorcycle sidecar? - Jerry Kaidor From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 20 09:31:36 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from maxwell.iia2.org by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21264; Thu, 20 Jul 95 09:31:34 -0400 Received: (from monastl@localhost) by maxwell.iia2.org (8.6.12/8.6.12) id IAA29028 for INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Thu, 20 Jul 1995 08:47:04 -0500 Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 08:47:04 -0500 From: Lenny Monastyrsky Message-Id: <199507201347.IAA29028@maxwell.iia2.org> To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: (fwd) DESIGN PERSONNEL Status: O OVERSEAS AND US, ENGINEERING DESIGN PERSONNEL Engineering and construction company is seeking Design Engineers to oversee all phases of a construction project from underground work to plant checkout and testing. The project is a hydro-electric project in Armenia. The ideal field candidates will be able to speak Russian and be willing to live near the construction site for a 6 month duration. The candidates must also have proven ability in detail design work and implementation of site schedules within budget, perform material takeoffs, and document drawing revisions, design changes and as-builts. The following positions are available: Mechanical, Electrical, and Civil engineer with Micro Station 5.0, 2D experience . These positions are for this project but we will also be interested in establishing personnel to work on other similar projects located out of our local regional office. We are also looking for similar positions to support the site from our United States office located in West Palm Beach, FL Please forward resumes to Internet: ESI@Gate.Net From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 20 11:21:55 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from CGL.BU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21472; Thu, 20 Jul 95 11:21:53 -0400 Received: by cgl.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id LAA09731; Thu, 20 Jul 1995 11:21:48 -0400 From: simon1@cgl.bu.edu (Simon Streltsov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Aeroflot stories (fwd) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 11:21:48 -0400 (EDT) Content-Type: text Status: O [ forwarded with permission of the author, but not BBC (-:] Simcha > From F.Abramovich@Bristol.ac.uk Thu Jul 20 05:00:10 1995 > Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 09:59:12 +0000 > Shalom, > I saw a BBC documentary movie about Aeroflot and thought that you'll probably > enjoy it. > > So, "Aerroflot stories" (in Russian): -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posmoterl ya tut vchera u priyatelya dokumental'nii fil'm pro ... "Aeroflot". Nu da, pro samii natural'nii ~Aeroflot" (proizvodstva BBC). Nu, dogadat'sya ne slojno o chem bil fil'm - rasskazivali o ego mnogochislennih problemah, zadanie businesmeni podelilis' opitom poletov Aeroflotom na vnutrennih liniyah vnutri SNG, geroyami fil'ma bili 3 letchika i stuardessa. Ladno, eto vse ne stol' vajno. No vot 5 epizoda bili "mea ahuz". Zapadnii businesman, kotorii raboatet v Moscow rasskazal 3 epizoda iz svoei praktiki (on vpolne horosho govorit i ponimaet po-russki, poetomu situatsiu otsenival adekvatno): 1)reis Moscow-S. Petersburg. Samolet podletaet k SP, a tot ne prinimaet iz-za plohih meteouslovii. Samolet povarachivaet obratno na Moscow. Gde-to po-seredine puti, SP vdrug dal "dobro". Stuardessa vhodit v salon i govorit, chto seichas budet provoditsya ... opros (!!! - vot ona, demokratiya-to!), kuda hochet letet' bol'shinstvo. Kto hochet letet' v SP, proshu podnyat' ruki. Tak, kto za Moscow? Chto j, bol'shinstvom golosov letim v SP, nadeus', chto goruchego hvatit... 2)etot businesman letit so svoei jenoi kakim-to vnutrennim reisom Aeroflota. Vhodyat v samolet, sadyatsya na svoi mesta. Tut okazivaetsya, chto u kresla jeni net remnei bezopasnosti. Nu, jena ni v kakuu, tak oni menyaustya mestami. Jena uspokaivaetsya, samolet razbegaetsya, vzletaet... Tut kreslo jeni vdrug nachinaet ehat' nazad - okazivaetsya, ono ne bilo privincheno k polu... 3)Stuardesa razdaet vodu v platmassovih stakanchikah. Tut etot busineman vidit na stakanchike kakie-to strannie sledi - to li zubov, to li eshe chego-to. Razgadka nastupaet ochen' bistro, kogda stuardessa prosit vseh vernut' ei stakanchiki posle pit'ya. Eto ob'yavlenie posle pereadetsya eshe neskol'ko raz po reproduktoru, a pered posadkoi soobashaut, chto vot, mol, eshe 3 stakanchikov ne hvataet, ochen' prosim sdat' obratno. Popravka: "plastmassovie" stakanchiki - imelos' vvidu odnorazovie, "plastikovie"(?) 4)Stali govorit' o tom, chto, mol, konkurentsia i vse takoe, vot i Aeroflot na MEJDUNARODNIH reisah stal starat'sya bit' luchshe, daje kino stali pokazivat' vo vremya poleta. Nu, vot, odin businesman i rasskazivaet: Lechu ya znachit resiom Aeroflota New York - Moscow. Vzlet v 2 chasa nochi. Tol'ko vzleteli, vse, estestvenno zavalilis' spat', v illuminatore temno, svet v salone toje priglushenii, horosho... Vdrug.. yarkii svet v salone, oglushitel'naya music, golosa... Chto sluchilos'?! Eto nachinaut pokazivat' fil'm! Oh, my G-d, it's 2 in the morning! (spravka - vo vseh prilichnih kompaniyah tebe daut naushniki. Hochesh' smotert' fil'm - nadevai naushniki i smotri, ne hochesh' - spi sebe na zdotov'e, da i svet yarkii nikto ne zajigaet) Nu, delat' nechego, spat' uje nel'zya. Osolovevshie passajiri tupo smotryat na ekran, kluya nosom, jdut, kogda etot fil'm uje konchitsya. Konchilsya... Vse opyat' sasipaut. 5.00.. Vdrug menya kto-to tryaset. Otkrivau glaza - stuard: "Dinner, sir!"... "But i don't want dinner now! It's 5.00 am... I want to sleep, please..." "You have to, sir! We, Aeroflot, are improving! You have to eat your dinner!" 5)Rasskaziavet uje izvestnii nam po predidushim istoriyam russkogovoryashii angliiskii businesman. Aeroport Vnukovo. Jdem nachalo posadki. Vse passajiri uje v sbore, a posadka pochemu-to zaderjivaetsya. Vdrug vhodit v zal letchik s kakoi-to edtal'u v rukah i govorit: "Znachit tak, u nas problema s detal'u, zapasnaya est' na aerodrome, no mi ne Aeroflot (teper' tam desyatki aviakompanii, uje v nih i ne razberesh'sya), a Vnukovo prinadlejit Aeroflotu, poetomu oni davat' nam ee ne hotyat, no predlagaut kupit'. Bez nee letet' nel'zya, poetomu pridetsya vsem skinutsya... Nu, ya dal 50$, cherez nekotoroe vremya poletetli... From JWWolfe@aol.com Thu Jul 20 13:20:03 1995 Received: from mail04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21665; Thu, 20 Jul 95 13:20:03 -0400 Received: by mail04.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA045990800; Thu, 20 Jul 1995 13:20:01 -0400 Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 13:20:01 -0400 From: JWWolfe@aol.com Message-Id: <950720131952_119101667@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Call for CV's Status: O We are seeking consultants and experts in Russian enterprise development, privatization and business for short- and long-term assignments in Russia and the FSU. Language skills a plus; minimum 5 years experience. We are a leading contractor to USAID, the World Bank and related organizations on private enterprise development. Please forward your cv to: New Venture Development Corporation Box 2311 Leesburg, VA 22075 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 20 20:26:24 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail02.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00359; Thu, 20 Jul 95 20:26:22 -0400 Received: by mail02.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.16/16.2) id AA050696381; Thu, 20 Jul 1995 20:26:21 -0400 Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 20:26:21 -0400 From: EGroy@aol.com Message-Id: <950720202619_119403402@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Copy of Diploma retrieval Status: O Dear friends, I need to get a copy of my Diploma from my college in Kazan to continue my education in the US. I have nobody there and Russian Embassy was most unhelpful so far. If anyone knows the way to do it - either thru company/other means, or has any advice, please respond. Thanks ! Eugene From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 25 03:59:12 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail06.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09654; Tue, 25 Jul 95 03:59:11 -0400 Received: by mail06.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA098639149; Tue, 25 Jul 1995 03:59:09 -0400 Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 03:59:09 -0400 From: SashaGuez@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Need messenger Status: O Dear friends I have to pass an important document to my wife that came to visit St.Petersburg. If somebody is going there within this week, please let me know. Thanx, Sasha Chicago;312-764-6760 eve;708-637-3238 day From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jul 24 00:22:01 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from arl-img-2.compuserve.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01190; Mon, 24 Jul 95 00:21:58 -0400 Received: by arl-img-2.compuserve.com (8.6.10/5.950515) id AAA20737; Mon, 24 Jul 1995 00:21:55 -0400 Date: 24 Jul 95 00:18:46 EDT From: Yuri Nazarov <73132.2274@compuserve.com> To: INFO-RUSS Subject: INFO-RUSS: Responding to inquiries Status: O THIS POSTING WAS WITHROWN ON REQUEST OF ITS ORIGINATOR From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 21 16:55:23 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from arl-img-2.compuserve.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08494; Fri, 21 Jul 95 16:55:20 -0400 Received: by arl-img-2.compuserve.com (8.6.10/5.950515) id QAA23685; Fri, 21 Jul 1995 16:55:19 -0400 Date: 21 Jul 95 16:51:42 EDT From: savant <74710.3567@compuserve.com> To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Job offer Status: O Physical Optics has several open positions. 1. Integrated Optics Engineer, can be Ph.D 2. Production division manager, NTSC, Audio, WDM, fiber optics link. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) was founded in 1984, has 100 of employee, 30 with a Ph.D. degrees. POC is looking for a person who can do research and knows the product design. Also requirements include the knowledge of TV and networks protocols (ETHERNET, E1/T1, FDDI). POC is agressive fast growing company. POC employed 6 Russian Ph.D. Salary is around $40.000. Vladimir Katsman Send Resume through INTERNET, Attn: Dr. Katsman P.S. We are also in touch with several US companies that are interested in employing Russian experts. The area of interest is IR high power lasers and IR coating. From @UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Wed Jul 26 10:51 EDT 1995 Received: from ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20349; Wed, 26 Jul 95 10:51:11 -0400 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Wed, 26 Jul 1995 14:51:28 +0200 Sender: Open Media Research Institute Daily Digest From: OMRI Publications Subject: INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest I, No. 142-4, 24-26 Jul 95 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from OMRI DAILY DIGEST No. 142-144, 24-26 July 1995 AEK ---------------------------------------------------------------------- MOSCOW REFUGEES RESETTLED. Moscow authorities have decided to move all refugees who now live in various Moscow hotels and hostels to a special refugee center in the Solntsevo municipal district, even though residents consider the region to be ecologically dangerous because of nearby industry, Moskovskii komsomolets reported on 22 July. On 21 July, Rossiiskaya gazeta reported that there are currently 500,000 to 1 million immigrants in the country with no clear legal status. The paper laid the blame for the situation on liberal entrance regulations. -- Alaina Lemon, OMRI, Inc. NOT ENOUGH RATIONS FOR RUSSIAN SOLDIERS. The Russian Defense Ministry told Interfax on 21 July that it does not have enough money to feed the troops. The minister has asked for extra funds (the equivalent of $555 to $666 million). In the meantime, soldiers in some areas are eating emergency rations usually saved for war time or other crises. The current budget allocates only 1,721 billion rubles ($380 million) for food, which is only enough for 25% of the soldiers' meals. Bread factories, among other food producers, have stopped delivering to the army garrisons, which are unable to pay for the food, Krasnaya zvezda reported on 21 July. -- Alaina Lemon, OMRI, Inc. SCIENTISTS STAGE ZOO SIT-IN. Three scientists, who were formerly employed at the Moscow Institute of Scientific Research, sat in cages at the Moscow zoo on 23 July, Russian and Western agencies reported. The scientists said they wanted to show moral support for their colleagues who work in research institutes that are going to be closed down because of a lack of subsidies. The scientists, Yevgenii Spirodonov, Vladislav Perlin, and Viktor Pekin, said they were not protesting but rather trying to underline their belief that Russian scholars should be less dependent on the state. -- Alaina Lemon, OMRI, Inc. KAZAKHSTAN LIMITS IMMIGRATION. Kazakhstan has placed a limit on the number of immigrants it will accept this year, Radio Rossii reported on 20 July. The government announced it will take 5,000 families this year because of problems in resettling those Kazakhs currently living abroad who would like to move to the country. The cabinet has set aside 250 million tenge (about $4 million) for the repatriation process. -- Bruce Pannier, OMRI, Inc. BARSUKOV TO HEAD FSB AFTER ALL. After his press secretary denied earlier rumors about the appointment, Yeltsin named Col. Gen. Mikhail Barsukov to the post of Federal Security Service (FSB) director on 24 July, Russian and Western media reported. Until now, Barsukov has been in charge of Kremlin security and is a close friend of the head of the presidential security service, Aleksandr Korzhakov. Izvestiya viewed the appointment negatively, reporting that Barsukov's main qualifications are his participation in Yeltsin's fishing and hunting trips. WORST GRAIN HARVEST IN TWO DECADES EXPECTED THIS YEAR. Russian farmers are expecting the country's worst grain harvest in 20 years following a severe drought that has plagued farmlands in southern Russia, according to Agriculture Minister Aleksandr Zaveryukha, ITAR-TASS reported on 24 July. The minister said the harvest is likely to be 75-78 million metric tons, or about 4%-8% less than last year's harvest of 81.3 million metric tons. Russia will produce enough grain for its own use, but it will no longer be able to provide former Soviet republics with cheap grain. Despite the expected poor harvest, the state does not plan to import foreign grain. CHECHEN WAR USING UP ALL RUSSIAN ROCKET AMMO. The Russian armed forces are in danger of using up all the ammunition for their rapid fire rocket-propelled "Grad" multiple-launch rocket systems, NTV reported on 24 July. Officials at Tula's "Splav" enterprise, where the Grad was built, said that not a single shell has been produced in the past five years. Gennadii Denezhkin, Splav's chief designer, said the company "now basically lives on trading its arms abroad and conversion. . . . There are no new orders from the Russian Defense Ministry." He added that new weapons projects are "in a comatose state." -- Doug Clarke, OMRI, Inc. MONUMENT TO VYSOTSKII UNVEILED IN MOSCOW. A bronze statue of underground singer Vladimir Vysotskii was unveiled on Moscow's Strastnoi Boulevard on 25 July, the 15th anniversary of the singer's death, Rossiiskaya gazeta and AFP reported. Vysotskii, who once sang, "They'll never give me a monument on Strastnoi Boulevard," attracted a huge following during the Soviet period for his irreverent lyrics. -- Laura Belin, OMRI, Inc. NARCOTICS PRODUCED WITHIN STATE INSTITUTION. Police discovered a narcotics laboratory within the walls of the Moscow State Textile Academy, ITAR-TASS reported in 25 July. The laboratory had been operating in secret for a year, producing about a kg of synthetic methadone. Six members of a group who produced and sold the drugs were arrested in Nizhnii Novgorod, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. GREECE AND ARMENIA PLEDGE MILITARY COOPERATION. Greek Chief of Staff Admiral Christos Lymberis concluded what he called "very productive" talks with representatives of the Armenian government aimed at strengthening military cooperation between the two countries, ITAR-TASS reported on 23 July. KYRGYZ TROOPS TO PARTICIPATE IN NATO EXERCISES. The Kyrgyz Defense Ministry announced on 25 July that a platoon of Kyrgyz soldiers will take part in NATO exercises to be held in the U.S. from 6 to 28 August, From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 27 13:14:57 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from owl.INS.CWRU.Edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26839; Thu, 27 Jul 95 13:14:55 -0400 Received: (sms25@localhost) by owl.INS.CWRU.Edu (8.6.12+cwru/CWRU-2.1-bsdi) id NAA18569; Thu, 27 Jul 1995 13:14:51 -0400 (from sms25) Date: Thu, 27 Jul 1995 13:14:51 -0400 From: sms25@po.CWRU.Edu (Shmaryu M. Shvartsman) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for Rosa Parnes Status: O I am looking for Rosa Parnes (maden name). She and her parents have immigrated to the USA in 1969 (or about this time) from the city of Beltcy in Moldova. Any information about her or her parents will be appreciate. My e-mail: sms25@po.cwru.edu Ph.(216)446-9114 (h) (216)368-4058 (of) Thanks in advance, Shmaryu Shvartsman. -- Physics Department, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 27 21:59:03 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from newton.paragraph.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27871; Thu, 27 Jul 95 21:59:00 -0400 Received: from nt.paragraph.com by newton.paragraph.com id aa08793; 27 Jul 95 18:47 BST Received: by nt.paragraph.com with NT SMTP Gateway ver 31 id <30184467@nt.paragraph.com>; Thu, 27 Jul 95 18:59:03 P From: "Khodoulev, Leonid" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for Alexander Fridman Date: Thu, 27 Jul 95 19:56:00 P Status: O I am looking for Alexander Fridman. He and his family have recently left Moscow for Chicago. Any information about him will be appreciate. My e-mail: khodoulev@paragraph.com Thanks in advance, Leonid Khodulev. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 28 20:06:30 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from dynamo.ecn.purdue.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05504; Fri, 28 Jul 95 20:06:28 -0400 Received: from dynamo.ecn.purdue.edu (sasha@localhost) by dynamo.ecn.purdue.edu (8.6.12/3.7davy) id TAA08589; Fri, 28 Jul 1995 19:06:26 -0500 Date: Fri, 28 Jul 1995 19:06:26 -0500 From: Alejandro Nalpak Subject: INFO-RUSS: o ptichkah... To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------- From the keyboard of Alejandro Nalpak --------------------------------------------------- A kstati, o ptichkah... (and strictly for birds). Need your expertise again, folks. It is "o ptichkah" this time around. And about Vysotsky who died 15 years ago these days; he's just got himself a bronze statue in Moscow, got closer to birds now... The piece below is unfinished and uncut. I wrote it in the spring and was planning to use more poetry and edit the rest of the text, but have no time now, sorry. Yet my main question is well defined, and there is more than that in here anyway. Have a nice bird-outing... ----------------- Kak zasmotritsya mne nynche, kak zadyshitsya? Vozduh krut pered grozoyu, krut i vyazok. Chto spyotsya mne segodnya, chto uslyshitsya? Ptitsy veschie poyut -- da vse iz skazok! ----------------- Stop here; see -- "Ptitsy veschie poyut"? Vot eti samye ptichki i est'... Sure, you recognized a song by Vladimir Vysotsky, the one about Russia. Written in 1975, five years before he died. One of the things that made him so popular (and that set him apart from other unofficial "intellectual" bards) was that his was pretty much down-to-the-earth poetical persona (not him as a real individual, no, no, sir). There was not much of a mystery in his early songs; most of them were quite explicit and addressed to a guy-in-the-street. No subtleties there; street-smart kind of poetry... No need for him to be talking between lines: no danger was coming at him from any direction (but himself), everybody was worshiping him. Yet... closer to the end, he began developing a taste for dark symbolics. Some of it was obvious ("volki" in "Ohota na volkov"), some -- more subtle ("koni" -- the symbol of his own fate). Here it is about birds. Listen, how the song is moving: --------------- Ptitsa Sirin mne radostno skalitsya, veselit, zazyvaet iz gnezd. A naprotiv -- toskuet, pechalitsya, Travit dushu chudnoi Alkonost. Slovno sem' zavetnyh strun zazveneli v svoi chered -- eto ptitsa Gamayun nadezhdu podayet! --------------- Now, here comes my question: WHO are these birds? No, no, don't give me the line that they are just poetical images... He was too good a poet to put in so many telling details just for rhythm and rim, for fluff. It has never been a problem for him to drive a word like a nail into the right spot... So, take his text as a clue; WHO are they? Here is the rest of the song (I'll get to the birds after that): ----------------------------------------------------------------- V sinem nebe, kolokol'nyami prokolotom, -- mednyi kolokol, mednyi kolokol tol' vozradovalsya, toli oserchal. Kupola v Rossii kroyut chistym zolotom, chtoby chasche Gospod' zamechal. Ya stoyu, kak pered vechnoyu zagadkoyu, pred velikoyu da skazachnoi stranoyu, pered solono da gor'ko-kislo- sladkoyu, goluboyu, rodnikovoyu, rzhanoyu. Gryazyu chavkaya, zhirnoi da rzhavoyu, vyaznut loshadi po stremena, no vlekut menya sonnoi derzhavoyu, chto raskisla, opuhla ot sna. Slovno sem' bogatyh lun na puti moyom vstayot -- to mne ptitsa Gamayun nadezhdu podayet! Dushu, sbituyu utratami da tratami, dushu, stertuyu perekatami, -- esli do krovi loskut istonchal, -- zalatayu zolotymi ya zaplatami, chtoby chasche Gospod' zamechal... ----------------------------------------------------------------- Hits you right into stomach, doesn't it... He was a rich poet... As for the birds... Is there really any mystery after all? Vysotsky was no Bosch, mind you... As an example, here is a possible line of logic (only example! I don't know the answer! I expect it from you!). First, about those birds "per se". If I am not mistaken, all of them are part of old (yet most likely, already Christian) Slavic mythology (BTW, I would appreciate it if somebody give me the birds' "Curriculum Vita": which one did what, how they came into being, etc.). It is pretty obvious that at least some of them came from the Greek mythology: "Sirin" is apparently a direct relative of those famous SIRENS (remember poor lusty Odyssey, tightened up to the mast of his ship between Scylla & Charybdis to keep him away from a "contact" experience with those fatally attractive ladies-birds:-). OK, let us start with "Sirin". Looks obvious that the people behind those birds must've been POETS. Whom else would he choose to talk to -- over our heads? Or people of literature, anyway. No problem for lit-gurus here to see a connotation for the Sirin-bird in Russian literature: "Sirin" was a pen-name of Vladimir Nabokov (another mystery: why some people feel a need for assumed names?:-). Looks fitting in the first approximation: one of the earliest Russian emigres, Nabokov, a fine wordsmith in Russian, a man who went through tough times and put in a tremendous amount of hard work, became one of the top Western authors -- in English! (Even non-gurus have heard about "Lolita", haven't you guys?:-). He traveled all over the world, personally knew most of the top people in the Western literature, was a familiar face on the campuses of most of the top Western universities, and won a Nobel Prize in literature... Why wouldn't he "radostno skalitsya, veselit, zazyvaet iz gnezd"? You may say, hey, hey, wait a minute, you wanted to talk about poets; Nabokov-Sirin, famous for all those novels, was no poet! Have to admit here, folks, I am no great fan of his novels... (hey, hey, don't shoot me if you are...), and frankly I am a bit doubtful whether Vysotsky was... But Nabokov-Sirin WAS also a poet! And a good one... And, as far as Russia, that is what he saw in his dreams in Berlin, 1927: --------------------------------- Byvayut nochi: tol'ko lyagu, | "Every night I am | v Rossiyu poplyvet krovat'; | back to Auschwits" | i vot vedut menya k ovragy, vedut k ovragy -- ubivat'. ....... O, serdste, kak by ty hotelo, chtob eto vpravdu bylo tak: Rossiya, zvezdy, noch' rasstrela i ves' v cheremuhe ovrag. --------------------------------- Not much of "radostno skalitsya, veselit", ha? And about "zazyvaet iz gnezd" -- not quite clear yet... But that's OK; a bit later, in 1944, in Cambridge, MA, he saw the things in a clearer light: -------------------------------- Kakim by polotnom batal'nym ni yavlyalas' sovetskaya susal'neishaya Rus', kakoi by zhalostyu dusha ne napolnyalas', -- ne poklonyus', ne primiryus' so vseyu merzostyu, zhestokost'yu i skukoi nemogo RABSTVA -- net, o, net! esche ya duhom zhiv, esche ne syt razlukoi, -- uvol'te, ya esche POET. -------------------------------- Different poets saw it differently, of course; some of them made a religion of suffering alongside with "nemym rabstvom": ___________________________________________ Mne golos byl. On zval uteshno, On govoril: "Idi syuda, Ostav' svoi krai glukhoi i greshnyi, Ostav' Rossiyu navsegda. Ya krov' ot ruk tvoikh otmoyu, Iz serdtsa vynu chernyi styd, Ya novym imenem pokroyu Bol' porazhenii i obid. No ravnodushno i spokoino Rukami ya zamknula slukh, Chtob etoi rech'yu nedostoinoi Ne oskvernilsya skorbnyi dukh. Anna Akhmatova (1917) -------------------------------- Net, i ne pod chuzhdym nebosvodom, i ne pod zashchitoi chuzhdykh kryl,- Ya byla togda s moim narodom, Tam, gde moi narod, k neschast'yu, byl. (1961) -------------------------------- But she's got stuck in Russia; I don't know whether she ever got a choice... Well, it was always a tough choice (if you had one; often you did not). And our three birds were sitting on the opposite sides of the fence, that much is obvious... As to "nemogo rabstva" itself -- oh, well, all of them, poets or not -- knew it well for centuries; remember -- "strana rabov, strana gospod, i vy, mundiry golubye, i ty, poslushnyi im narod..."? Or is Sirin -- Iosif Brodsky? Another Nobel prize winner, another forced immigrant, another so-Russian and so-unRussian poet, another talent having switched so seemingly easily from one language to another? ------------------------- Ni strany, ni pogosta ne hochu vybirat'. Na Vasilievsky ostrov ya priidu umirat'. Tvoi fasad temno-sinii ya vpot'mah ne naidu, mezhdu vytsvevshih linii na asfal't upadu. I dusha, neustanno pospeshaya vo t'mu, promel'knet nad mostami v petrogradskom dymu, i aprel'skaya moros', nad zatylkom snezhok, i uslyshu ya golos: -- Do svidanya, druzhok. I uvizhu dve zhizni daleko za rekoi, k ravnodushnoi otchizne prizhimayas' schekoi, slovno devochki-sestry iz neprozhityh let, vybegaya na ostrov, mashut mal'chiku vsled. (1962). ------------------------- But thanks God, he didn't stay in that God-damned place chtoby "na Vasil'evskii ostrov pridti umirat'". He left, with great pain, as most of us, with a feeling of belonging nowhere, of a dust in the wind... But, as some of us, he's got that feeling long before he left: ------------------------- Mimo ristalisch i kapisch, mimo hramov i barov, mimo shikarnyh kladbisch, mimo bol'shih bazarov, mira i gorya mimo, mimo Mekki i Rima, sinim solntsem palimy, idut po zemle pilligrimy... ------------------------- Mimo Rima -- ... i Veny ... Well, it was the way for many of us... But we haven't missed the US; Brodsky hasn't missed it either. Good for us. We are here to stay. The first place where a lot of us felt not as a dust in the wind. Now, again, is Brodsky -- Sirin? Hard to say, but something looks wrong here too... "Veselit, zazyvaet is gnezd.." ? All right, so much for Sirin. Now, Alkonost... ------------------------------------ A naprotiv -- toskuet, pechalitsya, travit dushu chudnoi Alkonost. ------------------------------------ So many candidates with such a typical Russian syndrome... Both grand-ladies of Russian poetry, Akhmatova and Tsvetaeva, could've been the right ones... --------------------------------------- V tom dome bylo ochen' strashno zhit'... ...... Teper' ty tam, gde znayut vse, skazhi: Chto v etom dome zhilo krome nas? A tebe esche malo po russki, I ty hochesh na vseh yazykah znat', kak kruty pod'emy i spuski, i pochem u nas sovest' i strah?... Kogda ya nazyvayu po privychke moih druzei zavetnyh imena, vsegda na etoi strannoi pereklichke mne otvechaet tol'ko tishina... Institutka, kuzina, Dzhul'eta! Ne dozhdat'sya tebe korneta. V monastyr' ty uidesh taikom. Nem tvoi buben, moya tsyganka, i uzhe pochernela ranka u tebya pod levym soskom... --------------------------------------- Yet, Alkonost... doesn't sound right for ladies... Who then could've been Alkonost? Just think of it: most of Russian poetry is about tragedy... And most of Russian poets' lives were a tragedy... Gosh, pick up ANY Russian poet -- it is a tragedy, not theatrical -- real one... Who could've been more spoiled and rich with life pleasures than Sergey Esenin? -- shot himself... And if you got no idea that you've got to shoot yourself -- they'll help you, poet- milasha... Who could've been more flower-loving and apolitical than Nikolai Gumilev? They shot him... And only in the end you can hear him "goruet, pechalitsya" (1921), not long before they put him in the front of firing squad (remember: "vedut k ovragu -- ubivat..."?) -------------------------- Posle stol'kih let ya prishel nazad, no izgnannik ya, i za mnoi sledyat. .... Smert' v domu moyem i v domu tvoyem, -- nichego chto smert', esli my vdvoem... -------------------------- Or look at Boris Pasternak, the luckiest of the best in the Stalin's time, the favorite poet of Joseph Stalin (who "appointed" on such a position Mayakovsky -- only because he died: easier to handle a dead poet...). Yet he hasn't escaped his fate either; another commy with a pretty face still got him in the end -- and this time around, his Nobel prize became a tool of the fate. As "Garik" Guberman acidly put it: Kak budto motyl'ki na plamya letyat v tomleniyah gluhih, poety vechno ishchut znamya -- chtoby pod nim ubili ih... (Remember:"Kak letom roem moshkara letit na plamya..."?) Who cares now about "znamya"; Pasternak's poetry, so Russian in substance, so Christian in theme, and so Jewish in sadness, has started its long journey into eternity... Ya v grob soidu i v tretii den' vosstanu, i, kak splavlyayut po reke ploty, ko mne na sud, kak barzhi karavana, stolet'ya poplyvut is temnoty. Yet there was so much life in it. With Melo, melo vo vsey zemle, vo vse predely.. there always was ... i zhar soblazna vzdymal, kak angel, dva kryla krestoobrazno. But in the end, it always been like: S poroga smotrit chelovek, ne uznavaya doma. Eye ot'ezd byl kak pobeg, vezde sledy pogroma... Pasternak was a poet of many facets; was he Alkonost? Difficult to put him anywhere... Could Alkonost be Osip Mandelstam? Was it his shadow rising from the abys of Stalin's camps in Vysotsky's memory? Looks to me like most likely Alkonost... ........................................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... And now -- Gamayun. --------------- Slovno sem' zavetnyh strun zazveneli v svoi chered -- eto ptitsa Gamayun nadezhdu podayet! --------------- Okudzhava? A poet who started almost at the same time as Vysotsky, yet so different... And his strings... so easy to say about him: "zavetnyh strun"... And so much of hope in him -- of course, along with sadness; is there any good Russian poet with no Alkonost in him? Nadezhdy malen'kii orkestrik pod upravleniem lubvi... Kogda mne ne vmoch' peresilit' bedu, kogda podstupaet otchayinie, I v sinii trolleibus sazhus' na hodu, poslednii, sluchainyi... Anybody else for Gamayun? Probably, there are one or two more. Not many, anyway. So much for hope in that haunted, God-forsaken place... .................................................................. .................................................................. .................................................................. A bit around these "troika"-birds. My own curiosity about them was steered by a strange guy, for whom this song was a sound-track on the background of his own bitter departure from "gor'ko-kislo-sladkaya" exactly 16 years ago; it kept playing, although softer and softer, in Vienna, then Rome, then on his flight over the ocean, then it slowly melted away into the background somewhere between Midwest and East Coast... The wind kept blowing, but the dust has settled since then for him, albeit you never know: he still is bothered with "troika"-birds... The song seems to be popular among strange people. In his "7 in Red Square" posting in August'93, our mean Coordinator cited "sem' zavetnyh strun" too; looks like his taste comes dangerously close to mine -- shame on me, shame... Anyway, back to ptichek... Who were they? Bird-lovingly and Alko-nosingly yours, Alejandro Nalpak From perev@vxcern.cern.ch Fri Jul 28 20:45:16 1995 Received: from dxmint.cern.ch by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05680; Fri, 28 Jul 95 20:45:16 -0400 Received: from VXCERN.DECnet MAIL11D_V3 by dxmint.cern.ch id AA22674; Sat, 29 Jul 1995 02:45:00 +0200 Date: Sat, 29 Jul 1995 02:45:00 +0200 From: perev@vxcern.cern.ch (Victor.) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for ... To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O I am looking for Igor Pogorelski. MFTI 1970 He and his family have left Moscow for USA about 7 years ago. Any information about him will be appreciate. My e-mail: perev@vxcern.cern.ch Thanks in advance, Victor Perevozchikov. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jul 23 23:49:41 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from CATTELL20.PSYCH.UPENN.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25121; Sun, 23 Jul 95 23:49:40 -0400 Received: (from arkady@localhost) by cattell20.psych.upenn.edu (8.6.11/SAS 8.03) id XAA17677 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Sun, 23 Jul 1995 23:48:01 -0400 From: arkady@cattell.psych.upenn.edu (Arkady Lyubarsky) Posted-Date: Sun, 23 Jul 1995 23:48:01 -0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: RussianBankSummary To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 23 Jul 1995 23:48:01 -0400 (EDT) Mime-Version: 1.0 Status: O Netters, since i received 23 requests to share any pertinent information concerning non-carry-cash ways of funneling money into the homeland, i think i may spend some bandwidth answering to the whole list. what i got: 1. an advice to check citibank and chase manhattan which have branches in moscow. i didn't do it so far. 2. send my credit card to a person i want send money. yes, it generally works, but i was told a couple of times that in moscow you may take $100-200 from a MAC machine and then get a bill here for $500-700. and there is a rumour that the account numbers and PINs from moscow's MAC's go directly to a state agency you probably know the name of. just in case.. can't check, but easy to believe.. 3. i called western union (800 number you can find in any directory). their rates: $100 to transfer $2000, 70 with something for 1,000. it works overnight (they are saying). several offices in moscow (some work 7 days a week), dont know about other cities. that's it. good luck to everybody in making greeeeeen stuff here and safe sending it to the 1/6 piece of the ball. sincerely, arkady l. lyubarsky From burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Sun Jul 30 00:52 EDT 1995 Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23089; Sun, 30 Jul 95 00:51:50 -0400 Date: Sat, 29 Jul 95 23:39:08 EDT From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA16060; Sat, 29 Jul 95 23:39:08 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: OR Pryamoi reportazh iz Sovka: Kupil ya zhurnal "Razgulyai: Stolichnye zrelishcha i uveseleniya". Soderzhit repertuary teatrov, kino, museev i proch., kak "Teatral'no-kontsertnaya Moskva". Odnako v kontse imeetsya sleduyushchii razdel: Nochnye Krasavitsy Po Tverskoi u domov 5/6, 15, 31 ... U gostinits "Moskva", "Tsentral'naya", "Minsk" (urozhenki solnechnoi Afriki) ... U vyhoda iz podzemnogo perehoda na Pushke ... U pamyatnikov Karlu Marxu, Ivanu Feodorovu ... Tarify: $200 noch $100 v mashine $50 spetsuslugi Ploshchad' 3 vokzalov: 100 000 [rublei ?] noch 40 000 nemaya krasavitsa [!?] V shikarnom nochnom klube Up and Down ($70 tol'ko za vhod) - $500 za noch'. --- Vojna na juge Rossii nashla svoe otrazhenie i v Internete. Nedavno, izuchaja, chto pishut korrespondenty Usenet-group soc.culture.russian, ja obnaruzhil, chto obrazovalas' gruppa poklonnikov Shamilja Bassaeva, sozdajushchja svoe gnezdo v Net'e. Cto-to vrode alt.bassaev.fan (ne uveren v tochnosti adresa). Kljuchevaja ideja gruppy - sozdat' home page, soderzhashchuju informaciju ob oficerah, uchastvovavshih v vojne. S portretami ih samih i chlenov semej, adresami, itp. MASSIVE CAPITAL FLIGHT CONTINUES at the rate of $1-1.5 billion a month --- Iz odnogo iz nastoyaqih Buranov (russkij space shuttle) sdelali pivnyak, zataqiv ego v park kul'tury imeni otdyha. Moj staryj drug, stavshij novym russkim, nedavno gostil v USA. Skhodili v restoran Bella Vista pod San Francisco, poeli ulitok, krevetok i blyamanzhe vtroem na $180. Novyj russkij skazal, chto, vo-pervyh, v Moskve takoj obed stoil by ne men'she $1000, a, vo-vtoryh, takogo tam voobqe ne najti, ni za kakie den'gi. Zato San Franciskij striptiz ne poshel: "Takih koryag u nas by dazhe v klube zheleznodorozhnikov blizko ne podpustili". Set up charges for cellular phone in Moscow = $5,000, posle chego, pravda, neskol'ko legchaet: pri horoshem plane 50c/min za vozduh + 50c/min za outgoing calls. Zapasnye batarei i zarazhalku ot prikurivatelya pri e`tom kupit' dovol'no trudno ili ochen' dorogo. Moskva stanovitsya chem-to vrode Hong Konga, a provinciya - chem-to vrode Kitaya. V Tambove srednyaya zarplata $50, DEFICIT vsego, strashnye ocheredi, i sovkovye zavody nachali zakryvat'sya i vygonyat' rabochih na ulicu. Po nenauchnym vizual'nym ocenkam okolo 1/2 naseleniya Moskvy imeet pagers. ------------ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jul 30 10:44:41 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from emout04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20572; Sun, 30 Jul 95 10:44:40 -0400 Received: by emout04.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.11/16.2) id AA135285263; Sun, 30 Jul 1995 10:41:03 -0400 Date: Sun, 30 Jul 1995 10:41:03 -0400 From: Leningrad@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: o den'gah Status: OR -------------------------------------------------------------------- Inserted text of INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator Dear folks, Inadvertently, I've opened a Pandora's box by broadcasting a couple postings on money transfer to Russia. At this point I have a few new postings on the subject (most of them carrying no information). I decided to broadcast only the posting below, by , and only because it provides some first-hand, constructive information. This will be the last IR-posting on the subject, at least for now. In general, I am recently getting more and more requests for all kind of information related to travel, business, money transfer, and other needs in ex-USSR. I perfectly understand these needs and am sympathetic to them. However, since this, info-russ list was developed by me MOSTLY for the needs of EMIGRANTS who came to the West FROM the ex-USSR, and NOT the other way around, it is not the best vehicle for the requests on business/travel-in-the-ex-USSR info. My recommendation to you is to send your request to "Friends and Partners" mail-list, whose co-director, Greg Cole, , is one of your fellow IR-subscribers in good standing. "Friends and Partners" was developed having exactly this kind of info-needs in mind. As to your needs to provide support for your friends and relatives in ex-USSR, you can still use the old and well tried emigrant chain-of-trust, from-hand-to-hand technique, which used to work so well for so many years. And info-russ has always been greatly instrumental for you to find somebody who goes to or from Russia, and can carry a mail, or a small package with medicine, or a reasonable amount of money. Of course, this self-help chain of friendly people is not suited for business or travel-for-business needs, but it has never been a purpose of info-russ to be part of business or commercial undertakings. Sorry, folks, but I don't want this list to gradually become travel/business-in-Russia list. --Best, --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator -------------------------------------------------------------------- Text of Leningrad@aol.com: An additional note on getting money to Saint Petersburg or Moscow (or anyplace there is an American Express Office) - if you have an Amex card. This may be the only legitimate reason to have an Amex card. Step 1: Add the receipent to your Amex account here in the US. Have a card issued and sent to your US address. Also add the receipent to your checking account in your local bank. Step 2: Have your receipent go to the Amex office and report that card lost. They will have a new card issued within two days. Step 3: Receipent goes to Amex with the card and the checks and exercises "emergancy check cashing privledges" for cash. This service carries a 1% service charge. As of one year ago Amex did not issue cash - only travellers checks which then can be converted directly into roubles without a loss or into US currency for a 2% fee. All % are from my experience with this process, please reconfirm with Amex. This works fine but a 3% fee is a 3% fee. Also, please note: I do NOT recommend asking Amex to issue the card directly in Russia. I spent several months in Saint Petersburg trying to get them to issue me my replacement card at my St. Petersburg address with no luck - until I finally decided to say that I had received the card in the US and lost it - a replacement was immed. available. There appear to be communication problems between Amex SU and Amex US. If anyone comes up with better routes please continue to share them - everything I've seen so far carries disadvantages or good sized fees. Leningrad@aol.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jul 30 17:27:17 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail1.its.rpi.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21231; Sun, 30 Jul 95 17:27:15 -0400 Received: from gfr.eng.rpi.edu (gfr.eng.rpi.edu [128.113.37.32]) by mail1.its.rpi.edu (8.6.9/8.6.4) with ESMTP id RAA28017; Sun, 30 Jul 1995 17:27:13 -0400 From: Valery Eugene Fradkov Received: (fradkv@localhost) by gfr.eng.rpi.edu (8.6.9/8.6.4) id RAA15379; Sun, 30 Jul 1995 17:27:11 -0400 Date: Sun, 30 Jul 1995 17:27:11 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: HIAS Info Status: O Important information for your relatives in the FSU (from New American Newsletter, Albany, NY) HIAS has advised all New Americans, whose relatives in the FSU were interviewed more than six months ago, to urge these relatives to make their travel plans as soon as possible, or by September 30, 1995. As you know, the US government sets annual limits for the arrival of refugees each year. If this year's limit is not reached by September 30, unused arrival numbers will be lost, and there is no guarantee how many persons will be allowed entrance in the next fiscal year. You may want to pass this information to your relatives in the FSU as soon as possible. Valery Fradkov From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 25 15:00:47 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: from SOUTH-STATION-ANNEX.MIT.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10662; Tue, 25 Jul 95 15:00:44 -0400 Received: from BARKER-6-3.MIT.EDU by MIT.EDU with SMTP id AA25412; Tue, 25 Jul 95 15:00:42 EDT Received: by barker-6-3.MIT.EDU (5.57/4.7) id AA05518; Tue, 25 Jul 95 15:00:41 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: immigration bill Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 15:00:41 EDT From: Ilya Shlyakhter Status: OR ------- Forwarded Message From: Leonid Reyzin Date: Tue, 25 Jul 95 11:49:29 PDT The following immigration reform bill introduce in the congress seems extremely dangerous. Especially because it cuts off the channels of immigration a lot of us/our friends are using: employment immigration, professor immigration, etc. Please, support the effort and oppose the bill! - ---------------------- > I'm forwarding this email to you to let you know a serious > Anti-Immigration Bill is being proposed and all the concerned people > are called to write letters to express objections against the bill. > Concretely, what you need to do is to take a few minutes to write > the following letter to the address: > > Attn: Shirley Chen > 995 Market St. Suite 1108, > S.F. CA94103 > > > > ------------------- cut here ----------------- > > I OPPOSE H.R. 1915 > > The Bill (H.R. 1915) will keep children, parents, > and brothers and sisters away. This ia a serious > attack on me and thousands of people who have > been waiting a long time to reunite with their > families. I have been waiting many years to be > reunited with my family members. > > This is a cruel and unfair bill that will keep me > separated from my family. I OPPOSE H.R. 1915 > > ------------------- cut here ----------------- > > Forwarded message: > > From: Jan Pederson > Attorny > Member, Board of Governors > American Immigration Lawyers Association > EMAIL: JANPED@ix.netcom.com > > SUB: WORK VISAS THREATENED--- H.R. 1915 > > Attention all netters! Immediate action needed by everyone to save > immigration! H.R. 1915, an immigration reform bill is on a fast track to > become law. This bill was introduced in the House on 6/21/95. On 7/13, > the House Immigration Subcommittee marked up and will continue beginning > a 6 p.m. Monday night. The sponsor is Lamar Smith (Republican from > wealthy white part of San Antonio area). They are trying to fast track > this bill before anyone knows it exists. If you, your employers, > friends, relatives do not pressure Congress, most of you will not be in > America. The bill purports to impose harsher penalties on "illegal" > immigration. So your average congressional staffer doesn't read the 300 > page bill and tells his boss to vote for it. Well, the illegal > provisions are bad enough. E.G. If you are out of status in the U.S. > for one year, you cannot return for 10, yes, 10 years. No exceptions. > You all can get the bill and read the illegal parts. > > However, more of a threat are the hidden abolition of employment > immigration. Just a few highlights should scare you all into action: > > > > *Many new restrictions on H-1B, making it ever more unattractive to > employers. The movement to abolish H-1B is at the moment being led by > John Bryant (Democrat from Dallas who thinks there should be no foreign > workers on US soil.--This guy is very dangerous and needs to hear from > H-1b employers, etc., particularly in Dallas. Of course he is pro labor > union but powerful employers who vow this will be his last term in > Congress can make a difference. All employers/workers, etc. need to > call, write and e-mail him immediately.) As the bill is still in the > Immigration Subcommittee markup the contours of the proposed damage to > H-1B visas is still up for grabs. > > *No more green cards for aliens of extraordinary ability.. > > *No more green cards for "outstanding professors and researchers". > > *No more green cards for "national interest" workers. > > *No green cards for professionals with less than five years experience. > > *No green cards for skilled workers with less than seven years experience. > > *And if you should somehow still qualify for an employment based visa > after all this, the wait will be very long. The bill proposes to reduce > the number of employment based green cards from 140,000 per year to > 100,000 per year. Doesn't sound bad, right? Wrong. From the 100,000 > visas will be deducted the number of visas necessary to satisfy excess > demand in the family categories. Thus, there could easily be only a few > thousand of these visas per year. > > *Last but not least, if any of you has been out of status, inadvertently, > for even a day, you would be prohibited from obtaining a non-immigrant > visa anywhere but in your home country. No more CJ for you. You will be > sent abroad wheto do with it and did not even know > -- ------- End of Forwarded Message From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jul 24 12:28:31 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from itsa.ucsf.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02285; Mon, 24 Jul 95 12:28:29 -0400 Received: from lppi-irel-mac2.ucsf.EDU by itsa.ucsf.edu (AIX 3.2/UCB 5.64/4.03) id AA102040; Mon, 24 Jul 1995 09:28:25 -0700 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Mon, 24 Jul 1995 09:27:33 -0800 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: liss@itsa.ucsf.edu (Dmitri Lissin) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sakhalin Aid Status: OR >From: FrAlexandr@aol.com >Date: Fri, 21 Jul 1995 15:58:55 -0400 > >We are St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in San Francisco, here in >the USA by the >order of the Moscow Patriarchate without association to any American >organized Church. We frequently perform missions to assist the needy here and >abroad. We have recently received a letter from the diocese of Sakhalin, the >far eastern island of Russia which was the site of the tragic earthquake this >past May. Only one-third of the town's population of Neftegorsk has survived. > In response to their plea for help, our parish in San Francisco has begun to >collect basic non-perishable food, warm clothing, blankets, shoes, and >monetary aid. > >However, many of the 1200 survivors are sick and injured, and the poorly >equipped hospitals need further assistance. A donation of any kind would be >greatly appreciated and will go directly to the suffering people. The town >has specifically requested items such as medications (pain, sedation, >antibiotics), sterile dressings and drapes, linen, syringes, IV materials, >plaster casting, and prosthetic equipment. > >In order to help this devastated town, you may send your contribution >directly to our parish or contact me to make further arrangements. We would >also appreciate if you could share this letter with any other potential >donors. > >Thank you, and may God bless you. > > >Rev.Father Alexander Karpenko PS> Please contact me at 2005 15th Street, San Francisco CA 94114 Phone/Fax: (415) 621-1849

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Aug 2 14:16:47 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from cdp.igc.apc.org by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14946; Wed, 2 Aug 95 14:16:43 -0400 Received: from igc2.igc.apc.org (igc2.igc.apc.org [192.82.108.39]) by cdp.igc.apc.org (8.6.12/Revision: 1.203 ) with SMTP id LAA11229 for ; Wed, 2 Aug 1995 11:15:32 -0700 Received: (from efenster) by igc2.igc.apc.org (8.6.11/Revision: 1.14 ) id LAA24081 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Wed, 2 Aug 1995 11:14:52 -0700 Date: Wed, 2 Aug 1995 11:14:52 -0700 From: Eric Fenster To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Moscow study trip notes Status: OR ----------------------------------------------------------------------- From the INFO-RUSS coordinator Dear folks, the notes below seem to be interesting, especially since the situation is seen through the eyes of an outsider. Be aware, the file is about 30 kb long (I've shothen it somewhat by deleting his detailed travel schedule); I am posting it using the fact that summer msg traffic is slow. For any comments, replies, etc, send your msgs directly to the originator, efenster@igc.apc.org, as usual. Best, --Alex Kaplan ----------------------------------------------------------------------- From Eric Fenster: These observations were made during a study trip to Moscow from 30 May-27 June 1995; they continue a series written since 1992. They are anecdotes, not a "balanced" account or a comprehensive analysis of the Russian situation. I welcome dialogue on these notes. Similar study trips, open to interested adults from any country, will be organized in 1996. Individuals or institutions who may wish to participate should contact me at 71450.1223@compuserve.com or efenster@igc.apc.org Eric Fenster ============ Getting there It has become practically a tradition for the "adventure" to begin on the flight itself. Last year it was the theatrical reluctance of a Russian "businessman" to be expelled from Belgium; this year it was the more prosaic form of heat. We didn't know we were about to face Moscow's most torrid June in a century, and the announcement was rude. The day we flew, the only functional runway at Sheremetevo buckled and the airport was closed. My group was lucky. They left on time after a stop in London and were "only" delayed two hours by circling Sheremetevo and a wait on the tarmac. Flights earlier than theirs had been diverted to other Moscow airports and, because of claims there were no immigration facilities, the passengers spent hours sitting on the planes in the heat. I was flying from Paris, and by the time the plane could leave Moscow to fetch us the delay was eight hours. We got to Sheremetevo at 2 am. The taxi sharks would be ravenous at that hour, and there was no certainty I could get into our residence. I chose a spot on the departure level where only a few years before whole families, taking advantage of the recent possibility to emigrate freely, would live for days or weeks while waiting for a flight with seats. They used to even put up string and hang blankets on it to demarcate their "apartments." The floor cleaner considerately drove by just as I arrived, so I had an unsoiled place to sleep until morning. The signs said that the municipal buses to the northernmost stations of the Metro lines began running at 7 am. Like so many signs which haven't been changed, they were wrong, but this time in our favor: they began coming at 6 am. I got a seat on one, but it filled quickly with suburbanites going to work. The people standing were pretty squeezed, when suddenly a burly middle-aged woman began to yell at the young man next to her. What prompted her, I don't know, but soon she was screaming that it was entirely improper to ride without a ticket. Show me your ticket, she hollered, and reached into her purse to pull out her ID card. A transit inspector! She was surely only on her way to work and not on duty, but whatever had inspired her rage, she was going to pull rank. The young man had the perfect retort. He calmly reached into his wallet and pulled out his own ID. A cop! I was waiting for a chain reaction to occur, imagining that this crush of apparently ordinary people concealed a mass of privileges and that they'd shortly be flashing probative documents at each other. What with rules of age, youth, sex, pregnancy, health, war veteran status and courtesy sometimes causing a dance of seat priority on Russian public transport, it wasn't entirely a fantasy, but this time the offsetting IDs calmed passions and the affair ended in a quite friendly conversation. It was the first contradiction since my arrival; I felt at home. The state of things The macroeconomic signs have been improving in Russia, there has been rapid learning of the methods of market-oriented institutions, consumer goods are widely in evidence. But people I know who were optimists during the difficult recent years and who threw themselves into the changes expressed their pessimism and bitterness this year. They feel on the edge of a political and economic abyss. Boris Yeltsin's tenure as the latest hoped-for "good Tsar" is over, and cynicism about electoral politics seems so complete that the failure to achieve the required 25% voter turnout in many of last year's regional elections (even in the city of St. Petersburg) could be generalized in December's parliamentary poll and threaten the legitimacy of the legislature. Moscow's external appearance continued to change in a way which proved the complete absence of democracy at local level. The mayor (and the state) initiate projects at will, apparently without even a nod to participation in the decision process. Some continue the tradition of gigantism and symbols--like the six storey underground shopping center being built on Manege Square (a dubious priority in view of all of Moscow's other problems) or a crude "rebuilding" of the Christ the Savior church (complete with a three storey underground commercial center!) in place of the more useful year-round swimming pool. Some just substitute the fake for the real as on the touristic Old Arbat ("a year of aggression against authenticity, a year of forgeries, surrogates and copies" in the words of a Nezavisimaya gazeta article). And there are now the first tracts of single homes, "Tsar's villages," for the excessively rich which begin the process trading Moscow's greenery for commercialism just as pollution from cars is doubling andtripling hospital admissions for respiratory ailments. For those to whom advertising billboards are the mark of urban beauty and proof of modernity and who found, in their absence, evidence for the previous system's failings--the city is well along the road to redemption. Vistas of tree-lined boulevards be damned. The most intriguing new signposts I saw were for "Bistros." The story goes that the French adopted the name, "bistro" from the Russian word for fast, to described cafes where one could get a quick meal. It's a little hard to explain (in ASCII), but the Russian word is written with a letter for what we could call the hard i sound and which is often transliterated as y. Hence, "bystro." So, in the drive to be Western, the Russians, in "bistro," have reimported their own word... with French spelling. The street kiosks were still plentiful although some, at one bus stop near our Metro station, had disappeared along with all but one fruit seller. Perhaps some turf questions had been sorted out... At the Metro station further south, many of the kiosks had been rebuilt in brick and suggested a permanence to the street distribution of commodities. At the same time, there was more of the repetitious stress on soft drinks and alcohol and the disappearance of the more artisanal--like fresh lavash (Caucasian bread) and other baked goods. At the approaches to central Metro stations, there was still one sign of hard times: the long lines of people, mainly women, selling personal objects or packages of cigarettes or a bottle of some drink. While this had gone on uninterrupted for years, it was still considered illegal. I was in the passage between Revolution Square and Nikolskaya Street when suddenly the hundred or so women standing along the wall began to flutter and then melt into the crowd in a kind of wave; in an instant, a "market" had disappeared. The reason was the approach of two policemen, whose arrival had been silently signalled down the whole queue. The police strolled into a shop to admire some computer games, the objective of their demarche, and pretended at least to be unaware of the dispersal they had caused. Fifteen seconds had not passed before the hundred sellers and their goods had emerged from the crowd and were back to the wall. There is a Russian saying to the effect that no matter how often one scatters the crows they will just circle and roost again. The roles had been played out. I recently saw some film footage of Moscow streets during the NEP (New Economic Plan) in the 20s, and they looked like an earlier equivalent of the kiosks and the individual sellers. So, there was nothing especially new in this form of retailing, except that in the contemporary version all of the preserved and packaged goods-- as well as the fruits and vegetables--are imported. There are estimates that up to 70% of food consumed in Moscow is imported, and perhaps 50% elsewhere. This was a sign of the great stumbling block in the reform process. To the extent there was growing prosperity (for some), nobody versed in economics could tell me other than that its basis was a kind of spending spree in which oil and gas receipts ended up as consumer goods from abroad. Investment and restructuring are still rare and difficult. It is hard to measure well-being in Russia because no statistics are reliable. On the one hand, there is hidden unemployment: millions of people not officially out of work and seeking it but who may be on forced holidays for months at a time or who don't receive wages for equal periods. On the other, there is hidden employment: millions of people working in undeclared jobs, often as "shuttles" moving imported consumer goods from the East. As often as not, the same person is "hidden" under both categories. To a large extent, shuttle commerce is in the "shadows," and this implies that millions of Russians have a stake in and will support the illegal and semi-legal economy. Enterprises which used to exaggerate their success during the Soviet period in order to meet the Plan now underestimate output in order to evade confiscatory taxes. Officially the average monthly salary in Russia was the equivalent of about $75. With inflation taken into account, real wages have been decreasing. Real income has been increasing on the average in the past year because of unearned income and other sources unconnected with primary employment, but most of this increase is enjoyed by people in the top 10% or so of revenue. The many people at the $50 or so monthly wage level ), face prices like $1.00-1.50 for a kilogram of fruit and $4.00 for a kilo of sausage. A beer at a cafe on the Arbat, where the well-off and the tourists hang out, runs $6. The monthly pass on Moscow's public transportation, $12, represents a week's wages for such people compared to 2.5% of monthly wages in the "old days," a 10-fold relative increase. And who might earn such meager salaries? Professors, scientists, advisors in the Foreign Ministry with 10-15 years' experience... (The implications of the last ought to worry all of us as we see relations with Russia become more delicate.) A Russian friend criticized me for citing these figures. You're always whining about the poor professors and their low salaries, she said, but I can tell you that my professor just bought a new flat and a new car. And in the next breath she complained that despite his opulence he skipped classes and couldn't be found in his office when he was needed. Which was, of course, just the point: If educators weren't being paid for their duties, they weren't likely to carry them out. But it was her next statement that was the most telling. Yes, she allowed, I suppose that after all the effort it took to become a professor he ought to get at least something for lecturing... The tone and meaning were clear: she had bought into the ethos that only activity which directly generated money deserved to be compensated. Selling Snickers merited financial rewards; teaching, one could do for amusement. People with "good" jobs involving accounting, language skills, etc., can earn $200-500 per month, but for them the ever-present dream of having their own apartment still recedes because with the housing market now privatized even a one-room flat can cost about $30,000. Then there are those who vacation on the Riviera in the most expensive accommodations they can find or lose thousands of dollars a night in the Moscow casinos... Last year Tibet had moved into the ground floor of the annex to our residence. Tibet was an "investment firm" with the good reputation of always paying off. The best thing about Tibet was that in a single day it had asphalted the whole space from the street and around the building entrance, putting an end to years of deep mud which made the building almost unattainable after every rain. During the year, it was found that Tibet was crooked--like the famous MMM--and it was gone. Now there was a money exchange guarded by a platoon of heavily armed and always suspicious hulks in the ubiquitous camouflage uniforms. We got into the habit of approaching our part of the building with a disinterested attitude and without making sudden moves, but this dissuasive force had its comforting features, to say nothing of the convenience of having an exchange so close (even if it sometimes felt humbling to change $20 or $50 when other clients arrived hauling attache cases). Two cultures There were frequent signs of contradictions in the "modernization" process. The "new Russians" may have credit cards and flaunt their cellular phones in the street, but panic spread in our residence when an utterly distraught receptionist reported that somebody in my group had used her phone to call America. "It will cost millions!" she exclaimed, figuring we'd be gone when the bill came and she'd be held responsible for the equivalent of months of her salary. Over the next couple days, I patiently explained several times how a phone card functions, but why should somebody who had probably never even attempted the agony of placing an international call be anything but skeptical. She only calmed down when a colleague she trusted told her: "They have such things in civilized countries." It was self-demeaning, but it worked. Not two days went by before the alarm was sounded again: "He made another call to America, it's going to cost me millions!" But I thought we already resolved the phone card issue, I said. "Yes, but this time he didn't have a card!" So I had to start over and explain collect calls, the leap of faith by which the Russian phone company would believe somebody in a foreign country would keep a promise to pay for somebody else's call. This, in a country where non-payments of debts between enterprises is measured in the tens of trillions of rubles and wages are not paid for months at a time. The banking system seems to be a sector under significant development despite bizarre jerks backward, such as the recent rule by the Central Bank that the forms for all money exchange transactions have to be filled out by hand instead of by typewriter or computer. It was during the exchange of travelers checks to pay for the expenses of my group that I got to observe a real learning curve. The number of checks was well over 100 and each had to be stamped with the payee bank's name on the front and with an endorsement on the back. The teller first started out as usual: turned a row of 5 checks face down, stamped them and put them to one side. But since the finished checks weren't piled neatly, there was room for only 4 checks the second round, and three the third. The procedure for the typical client was not going to work with this volume. Step one on the curve, the teller changed to stamping one check at a time with her right hand and then putting it on a pile to her right with her left. This solved the problem of working space, but it was very awkward to pass under the stamping hand to pile the checks on the "wrong" side. Step two: She switched to stamping checks with her right hand and collecting them with her left. This avoided the contortions, but very soon it became unwieldy to pick up more checks. Step three: Stamp with the right hand and pile the checks to the LEFT with the left hand. This established a rhythm which went through the pile in no time at all. A bank guard standing alongside the counter was following this process as intensely as I, and we both broke into beaming smiles at the success. It was as if the whole country was finding its way, on its own. One step forward, two steps back We went back to the same agricultural machinery we'd first visited in 1993. Readers of past notes will recall it had dropped from nine thousand workers to about 1/10 that number and had entirely ceased production of mowers. This time there were some signs of progress. The old assembly line had been replaced with work areas for making gasoline pumps and the foundry-from-hell had been closed, but when I talked to a couple workers they immediately launched into a litany of complaints ranging from wages (theirs were $50 per month) to the absence of anybody or group for whom i would be worth voting in the coming December elections. Diana, the fiery plant newspaper editor, derided the further decline in conditions which she said included the loss of medical insurance. She told of having to take up a collection so that the husband of one worker could have surgery. Diana was absent when we came last year. I told her we had met the new factory director, a Georgian, and recalled the story she had told us in 1993 about a Georgian who had been "infiltrated" into the plant as a worker because only employees were eligible to buy shares under the version of privatization for which the workers had voted. Diana had insisted then that this "worker" had an outside "organization" behind him. Might it be that the new director was the same person, I asked. "That's the one!" she replied. We seemed to be observers of the widespread result of privatization under "option two," purchase by the work collective, in which the reality is assumption of ownership by the managers. We also returned to the private dairy farm near Moscow. It was now almost two years since Peter had been found hanged for apparently not wanting to share his success with the mob and since the state farm grabbed back all the pasture land it was leasing in order to sell it to the nouveaux riche for construction of extravagant dachas. Peter's wife, Alla, had invited a family to live with her and her daughter to help run the place. The size of the herd had dropped further, and the cows did not look as if they were giving much milk. A Swiss farmer was working on the farm as a way to practice Russian after a few months of formal instruction. He was convinced that with the means available it would be possible to get the same amount of milk with half the number of cows and turn a profit by not spreading resources so thin. His advice to Alla was to cut the herd, but she faced at least two obstacles. One was that there could be no going back if the decision were wrong. The second was probably a lifetime of living with the mentality that more and bigger was better. Alla's choice was more radical. Russians prefer pork, she said, so by next year we'll going to get rid of the cows and raise pigs. A short distance from the farm the Ministry of Agriculture owned a tract of land of which it gave parcels to its employees on which to build dachas, a common practice in the "old days." The street of small rustic cottages was lushly overgrown with the flowers and vegetables planted by the owners. We met one resident, a hale 84, who relaxed by tending his garden after a life which included construction work from Moscow's first Metro line to railways in Eastern Siberia. This, stripped of the politics and abuses, was the Soviet man, at peace with himself and modestly proud of the contribution he made to his country, but disturbed by the loss of discipline and by the fact that he now had to worry constantly about what might be happening to his tightly fastened Moscow apartment whereas in the past he went away and left the door unlocked. At the other end of the age scale are the "new Russians," the "biznizmen." One incident gave a clue to their lives. An American working in Moscow with a consulting firm came to spend a morning discussing his experiences with my group. Afterward, a Russian friend approached me very puzzled. What I don't understand, he said, is why that guy would take the time to do that if he is in business. Is it because he owes you a favor? My friend has a son who is in business and whom he never sees anymore; supposedly, there's just never time. I explained that the person who spoke to us has a family to whom he gives the time and attention they need, that he knows how to work in an organized and intensive way and to hire the right number of personnel and delegate authority, and that, besides, part of business is doing community and pro bono work and having non-commercial relations with potential future customers. In short, the Russian image of business as a universally desperate workaholic frenzy was the sure path to burnout. And in the provinces When we travelled for several days to the Golden Circle of ancient Russia, we started out this year in Kirjatch, some 120 km from Moscow. French television made a documentary in 1993 about how this town of about 50,000 was being affected by the reforms. The general picture was of a bucolic place, deeply provincial despite its closeness to Moscow, where people might now be "free," but free to do what? The economy was only getting worse... except for the new owners of the town's hotel. They had appeared from Moscow as the only bidders in the hotel's auction, a typical way in which mafia forces assured their ownership during the first phase of privatization. We met with several journalists from the town's newspaper and cable radio station, who told us the film was shown for a month in the town's cultural center. In general, they were offended by the negative picture painted by the documentary and particularly because they thought that the presence of several of the town's drunks in it was meant to imply that the whole population was under the influence. (Several of us had interpreted these poetic characters as a device similar to the chorus in a Greek play and not at all demeaning.) And despite the pessimism of the documentary, there were several functioning factories in the city. I recalled an incident when one of our group wanted to photograph the woman attendant on our floor of the residence in Moscow. She wanted to decline because she was wearing house slippers. There was no intention to take a picture of her feet, but it demonstrated a common Russian attitude that a picture is a pose to show people in their best light, not something candid or spontaneous. Having made their point, the tone of the meeting changed. One of the editors who had been quiet to that point took the floor to explain that while the factories existed they were operating only a couple days a week and workers frequently did not receive their meager salaries. In short, two years later the impacts of the reform were just as serious as they had been portrayed. Finally, the woman presiding over the meeting and who had made the criticism of the film told us her own situation: two higher education degrees and a salary of about $50 per month. One interesting difference from Moscow. This was the period when the hostages were being held by Chechens in Budyonovsk. In the capital, the attitude was frequently indignant: "Look what they are doing to us!" The terror inflicted by Russian authorities on civilians in Chechnya seemed not to count. For the people we met in Kirjatch, the hostage situation seemed the logical result of what Russia had done. In Russian, the Last Judgment translates as the Terrible Judgment. Last year we had the face-off with the leather-jacketed guards at the monastery in Sergeev-posad, whose doctrine was that only death resolves anything and there is no hope on earth. This year our confrontation with Russian orthodoxy occurred in the Cathedral of the Assumption in Vladimir. We were standing under Rublev's fresco of the Last Judgment, one of uncharacteristic tranquility, listening to our guide's sober and respectful explanation. At one point she gently chided our interpreter about the difference between "repair" and "restoration." They chuckled. The breach of expected morosity in this joyless Church was observed by one of the woman caretakers watching from the shadows. A couple minutes later, our host came up to us very agitated: "They say you are laughing at them. They think you are all Catholics who have come to mock the Orthodox Church." We were kicked out of the cathedral and the doors locked behind us. In Suzdal our guide was David. When tourism declined precipitously after it became more expensive for Russian groups and foreigners stayed away once perestroika ended, the number of guides in Suzdal dropped from about 25 to 7. David's knowledge of art history and his command of English allowed him to survive, but only at the expense of constant abuse from colleagues who wanted him to cede his place and go to Israel. With eighteen years of seniority and a floor or 100 hours per month leading groups, David earns $30 per month. When we left to return to Moscow the Russian government was putting on a vast show of security. It had been embarrassed by the Chechens' taking the hospital in Budyonovsk and by the failure of two assaults, which luckily did not result in the mass killing of the hostages. To compensate, thousands of police and troops were thrown into the "protection" of Moscow. On the streets and in the Metro this meant the racist tactic of running ID checks on anybody with a dark complexion (visitors to Paris would find the scene familiar). And on the roads... We had not left Vladimir far behind when we came to a roadblock manned by both police and an armored personnel carrier. A policeman got on our bus, looked us over, and got off. We had driven about five minutes when a jeep pulled alongside and, through a bullhorn, ordered us to stop. Two police came on board. One stood guard at the front with an assault weapon. The other slowly walked down the aisle and then stopped: "You took a photo through the window at the roadblock," he said to one of our members. "That is illegal," he invented. "You must expose your film." I didn't know how many pictures on the roll had already been shot, but I didn't want this guy to lose his Russia photos. The inspiration came to play the bureaucrat. "He will give you the film," I said. "But you are required to give him a receipt for anything you confiscate. You can take the film and cut out the offensive frame and tell him where to come to recover the rest of his pictures." "We have no such technology." "Very well, but you must give him a receipt." I was right, I was sure. More important, the militia man thought so. And he had no forms or any other kind of paper to give anybody who would challenge his authority. He thought quickly. "How many photos did you take at the roadblock?" he asked the culprit. "One." "Can you roll back your film and double expose it?" Before the negative answer could be uttered, another quick- thinking member of the group said he could. He took the camera, held it up, wound it forward and snapped the shutter. "One more time," said the militiaman. Wind to the next frame. Click. "That will do." And, having saved face, the police wished us good-by and left. Coming back I had time to browse in the duty free shop before my flight home. I decided to buy a 9-volt battery: very expensive in France, $3 here. When I went to pay, the computer gave the price as $3.50. The clerk and I looked at every battery; every one was marked $3, but she said she had to go with the computer's price. I argued of course that she had to sell at the marked price. Then we noticed that each price sticker covered another one, and the one on the bottom was $3.50. You might conclude--I did-- that the old $3.50 price had been reduced and covered with the new one, but that somebody forgot to change the computer's database. The clerk, and the manager who was involved by this time, argued that it was the sticker with the new price which was covered by the old one! And they both set about conscientiously pulling off all the "old" stickers to reveal the "new" one. The problem was that in this modern outpost of Russia's new market economy nobody had thought to give the employees the authority to overrule the computer, so they had to make themselves look ridiculous. But why should the Russians always take the fall for this sort of thing? A month before I had some film developed in Paris. It wasn't ready when I went to pick it up. I pointed out that it was supposed to be a 48-hour service. The clerk, who had no authority to propose a solution, thought quickly: "Oh, that's the minimum time," she explained. ====== From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 3 23:56:53 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from jupiter.superlink.net by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24403; Thu, 3 Aug 95 23:56:50 -0400 Received: from mars.superlink.net (vblok@mars.superlink.net [204.97.220.9]) by jupiter.superlink.net (8.6.12/8.6.12) with ESMTP id XAA14762 for <@jupiter.superlink.net:info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu>; Thu, 3 Aug 1995 23:37:17 -0400 Received: by mars.superlink.net (940816.SGI.8.6.9/940406.SGI) for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu id XAA07022; Thu, 3 Aug 1995 23:59:55 -0400 Date: Thu, 3 Aug 1995 23:59:55 -0400 From: vblok@mars.superlink.net (Victor R. Blok) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for a Ph.D. graduate student. Status: OR Urgent! There is a vacancy for a position of Ph.D. student (TA) at the University of Houston in the field of Dynamical Systems with applications. Those who may be interested, please, contact a.s.a.p. Prof. Isaak Kunin: (713) 520-6027 (h.), (713) 743-4531 (off.). E-mail: kunin@uh.edu. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 3 23:14:27 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail02.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24318; Thu, 3 Aug 95 23:14:26 -0400 Received: by mail02.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.16/16.2) id AA272866065; Thu, 3 Aug 1995 23:14:25 -0400 Date: Thu, 3 Aug 1995 23:14:25 -0400 From: RodC664281@aol.com Message-Id: <950803231424_47547833@aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: software - help Status: OR Perhaps someone can help. I have MS Word 6.0 in the Russian language, but I have been unable to find the Russian language windows enabler. MS does not make it, and does not know who does. I heard that a Finnish Co makes it, but I cannot locate this company. I found a Cyrillic character program, but this is not read by all parts of windows. Some pull down menues are in Russian but other stuff is in Greek characters. I need help to find the missing software so the system will word. Also, I would like to find some more Russian fonts. I have an IBM compatible PC. Thanks in advance for any help. My office phone is 801-526 2325. Rod C From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Aug 7 01:05:04 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail02.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23906; Mon, 7 Aug 95 01:05:03 -0400 Received: by mail02.mail.aol.com (1.37.109.16/16.2) id AA019211902; Mon, 7 Aug 1995 01:05:02 -0400 Date: Mon, 7 Aug 1995 01:05:02 -0400 From: Sjlsre@aol.com To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian/Peru Connection Status: OR Dear folks, I am writing this note on behalf of my brother-in-law Gustavo who participated from 1984 thru 1991 in an interesting academic scholarship program whereby students from Peru went to school in the FSU for an engineering education. It is quite an accomplishment to have made it through the program and as a result he speaks Russian quite well. I have a simple request if anyone can help. Could you e-mail the names of any persons known to have participated in the same program, and who might be living in the US, so that Gustavo could converse with them? Secondly, I would be most appreciative if anyone has heard of any companies or industries that might benefit from this interesting dual fluency in Spanish and Russian? Thanks for any help in this regard. Please e-mail me at sjlsre@aol.com. Stephen Licata From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Aug 9 11:41:22 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from weizmann.weizmann.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10384; Wed, 9 Aug 95 11:41:13 -0400 Received: from WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL by WEIZMANN.weizmann.ac.il (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 9246; Wed, 09 Aug 95 18:41:35 +0300 Received: from WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL (NJE origin CSSCHWAR@WEIZMANN) by WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 1098; Wed, 9 Aug 1995 18:41:36 +0300 Date: Wed, 09 Aug 95 18:41:11 +0300 From: Jacob Malkin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Boulder, Colorado To: Info-Russ Status: OR Dear Netters, My wife starts in September her postdoc studies in Boulder, Colorado She needn't a flat, but any other info wuill be appreciated... Est li nashi ludi v Boulder? Please, reply me directly Yours Jacob Malkin E-mail: csschwar@weizmann.weizmann.ac.il From @UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU:owner-omri-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Thu Aug 10 09:10 EDT 1995 Received: from ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04169; Thu, 10 Aug 95 09:10:23 -0400 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 14:54:01 +0200 From: OMRI Publications Subject: INFO-RUSS: OMRI Daily Digest I, No. 155, 10 Aug 95 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR Excerpts form OMRI DAILY DIGEST No. 155, 10 August 1995 CHEMICAL WEAPONS USED IN CHECHNYA? A group of UN-sponsored humanitarian aid workers have discovered evidence suggesting that chemical weapons, possibly chlorine gas, were used during the Chechen conflict, AFP reported on 9 August. The aid workers found that a large number of inhabitants of the Avatury area, southwest of Grozny, are suffering from skin irritations which are "consistent with the use of toxic chemicals." Many trees in the area are defoliated. Witneses reported seeing yellow gas near ground level in the area in May. Similar evidence, in addition to containers resembling those used for chemical warfare, has also been found in other parts of Chechnya, the aid workers told AFP. REDUCED GOLD RESERVES INDICATE POSSIBLE FUNDING OF CHECHEN WAR. The Russian government has repeatedly claimed that the Chechen war and restoration costs are being financed solely within the federal budget's framework, but some speculate that the government resorted to selling gold to finance the war operation, Segodnya commented on 9 August. The newspaper noted that recent statistics from the State Committee for Precious Metals showed that on 1 July, gold reserves amounted to 278 tons, compared with 375 tons on 1 December 1994, prior to the large- scale warfare in Chechnya. Within seven months, gold reserves fell 97 tons. Since a troy ounce of gold (31.3 grams) during this period was fluctuating between $350-390 on world exchange markets, Russia could have gained no less than $1 billion (approximately 4.5-5 trillion rubles) if the gold was sold. -- Thomas Sigel, OMRI, Inc. IRAN TO AZERBAIJAN: NO TIES TO ISRAEL. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati warned Azerbaijan to stay away from Israel or risk instability in the Caucasus region, AFP reported on 9 August, citing IRNA. Velayati, who is visiting Almaty, made the remarks to Azerbaijani President Heidar Aliev, who is also visiting Kazakhstan. Any further rapprochement between Azerbaijan and Israel will harm Islamic unity and "those governments themselves" the minister warned. Tehran's relations with Baku have been increasingly rancorous since Iran was forced out of the "deal of the century" to exploit oil in the Caspian Sea. Aliev is expected to visit Israel later this year. Tehran has not used such strong language with Turkmenistan, with which it has close ties, although Ashgabat maintains economic and political ties with Tel Aviv. -- Lowell Bezanis, OMRI, Inc. KAZAKHSTAN TO SELL URANIUM TO LIBYA. The government of Libya is prepared to purchase uranium from Kazakhstan, AFP reported citing the official Libyan news agency Jana on 9 August. No details of the agreement were available. Libya was recently critical of what the country perceived as secrecy surrounding the 600 kg of enriched uranium that the U.S. purchased from Kazakhstan in 1994 and appealed to the United Nations for the destruction of the material. The Libyan report did not specify how the country would use the uranium. -- Bruce Pannier, OMRI, Inc. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 10 19:05:45 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from CGL.BU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19260; Thu, 10 Aug 95 19:05:43 -0400 Received: by cgl.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id TAA26083; Thu, 10 Aug 1995 19:05:42 -0400 From: simon1@cgl.bu.edu (Simon Streltsov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: immigration info To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (Info-Jwss) Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 19:05:42 -0400 (EDT) Content-Type: text Status: OR Here is a new web site with US immigration laws and news: The Internet Immigration Law Center http://www.immlaw.com/immlaw/Welcome.html it has Main Menu Immigration Law Topics and Information Immigration News Bulletins (Under Construction) Pointers to Other Internet Immigration Law Resources (Under Construction) Simcha Streltsov to subscribe send Moderator of Russian-Jews List sub russian-jews simcha@shamash.nysernet.org to listproc@shamash.nysernet.org archives via WWW: gopher://shamash.nysernet.org:70/hh/lists/russian-jews home page: http://conx.bu.edu/~simon1 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Aug 11 19:43:02 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27823; Fri, 11 Aug 95 19:43:00 -0400 Message-Id: <9508112343.AA27823@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 19:42:58 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: IR-list is coming... Status: OR Dear IR-folks, It is again this time of a season: "updated-list-is-coming". I started this INFO-RUSS mailing list on Aug. 15'91 with about 40 addresses. A new (30-th) updated list of names&addresses (about 1100) will be broadcasted by me within next 24 hours. Last time I did it on Apr.30'95. These days, INFO-RUSS is getting four years old. My thanks to all of my "veteran" subscribers, who've been here from the very beginning, and to the rest of you; together we make much more than just a long list of people... As usual, I break the list into major domains of emigration: AMERICA (US+Canada), ISRAEL, and EUROPE (including UK). As my courtesy:-) to the "source" of emigration, I have an ex-USSR section. Finally, to make it easier for you to search for friends in far lands, I have also the "faraway" sections for AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, BRAZIL, MEXICO, TURKEY, and OTHERS. The veterans of IR-list will have noticed that South AFRICA has disappeared from the list as an "independent" entity: only two IR-fellas are left in there. Is the climate changing in there or something? Same about ARCTICA&ANTARCTICA: the only Antarctic IR-subscriber has moved to a warmer place. But "svyato mesto pusto ne byvaet": we have now TURKEY instead; it just exceeded the level "na troih". To me, this list of subscribers serves one of the major INFO-RUSS needs: people find each other, find old friends, colleagues, relatives, etc. Be lucky, my subscriber, too. Find somebody on this list to whom you would be happy to send a msg, "Hey, remember me?.." Be aware, please, the list is 79+ kb long. It must not be used for commercial or any other unauthorized purposes. --Best --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator P.S. For AOL subscribers. A few times I saw that AOL mail server brakes long files into smaller pieces (about 20 kb long) and delivers them piece-meal style. So, if you receive only a part of the total file, be patient and don't rush to me with your complaints, the rest of it may still be coming. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Aug 11 19:43:12 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27835; Fri, 11 Aug 95 19:43:09 -0400 Message-Id: <9508112343.AA27835@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 19:43:09 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) Subject: INFO-RUSS: updated IR-list To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR This is an updated list of subscribers/addresses of INFO-RUSS net. The list is broken into geo-sections: AMERICA (US+Canada), ISRAEL, EUROPE (including UK), ex-USSR, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, BRAZIL, MEXICO, TURKEY, and OTHERS. Inside each of the sections the last names are listed in alphabetic (latin) order. If you find any error, please let me know. Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator Copyright (C) 1991-95, A. E. Kaplan. All rights reserved. It is illegal to use this list for commercial or any other purposes unauthorized by this owner/coordinator. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ AMERICA (US+Canada) The list itself is deleted to prevent it from copying for commercial purposes From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Aug 15 11:41:20 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from gatekeeper.mcimail.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00066; Tue, 15 Aug 95 11:41:17 -0400 Received: from mailgate.mcimail.com (mailgate.mcimail.com [166.38.40.3]) by gatekeeper.mcimail.com (8.6.12/8.6.10) with SMTP id PAA02565; Tue, 15 Aug 1995 15:39:38 GMT Received: from mcimail.com by mailgate.mcimail.com id aa07099; 15 Aug 95 15:38 WET Date: Tue, 15 Aug 95 10:37 EST From: The Union of Councils for Soviet Jews <0004201773@mcimail.com> To: Info-Russ Subject: INFO-RUSS: From the UCSJ Message-Id: <40950815153704/0004201773NA5EM@MCIMAIL.COM> Status: O Action Alert Your overwhelming response to the Union of Council's request for a letter campaign to Uzbekistan officials on behalf of Iosif Koinov resulted in the rapid dismissal of his case. The Union of Councils is once again appealing to you to register your written protests regarding the cases of two Jews who have been arrested in the former Soviet Union and whose cases involve grave miscarriages of justice. We urge you to act swiftly and decisively. If there are any further questions please telephone, write, or E-mail the Union of Councils (the coordinates are listed at the end of this transmission). The cases of Semyon Livshits and Moisey Finkel follow: 1) SEMYON LIVSHITS: The case of Major Semyon Livshits, a Jewish prisoner falsely accused of espionage and rape, will be coming up for appeal within the next month and desperately requires action from the West. In 1990, while planning to emigrate to Israel, Livshits was arrested on charges of attempting to hijack a nuclear submarine for the Israeli secret service. When the hijacking charges did not hold up in court, he was then accused of participating in rape and robbery. Believing he had emigrated to Israel, the co-defendants in the case accused Livshits. Upon learning that he had been arrested, they recanted. Livshits's military trial has lasted four years already and, in an attempt to convict Livshits in any way possible, has been fraught with human rights violations as well as contradictions to Russian law itself. Mr. Livshits has suffered terribly in prison and is in poor health. The appeal proceedings will reconvene on August 29, 1995. We urge you to write Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, Russian Prime-Minister Viktor Chernomirdin and Vladimir Ilyushenko, Acting Chief Procurator of Russia so that this case will be dismissed. An example follows: Dear *** We are aware that the case of Semyon Livshits, a Russian-Jew wrongly accused of rape and robbery, will soon be heard on appeal. Mr. Livshits is innocent and is a victim of the former Soviet regimes's official policy of anti-Semitism. He has been in prison for four years and the trial has continued during that entire period. The Military Collegium of the Supreme Court in Moscow overturned the sentence and remanded the case, but the lower court in Vladivostok issued the exact same sentence of 10 years imprisonment. Mr. Livshits has suffered from innumerable human rights violations and is suffering terribly. In addition to the numerous procedural violations, witnesses presented against Mr. Livshits later recanted their accusations. We urge you to use your offices to demand that the case of Semyon Livshits be dismissed and that he be immediately released from prison. Sincerely, (your name) 2) MOISEY FINKEL Moisey Finkel was arrested in Moscow on August 4, 1994, allegedly for spying for the U.S. government. He was accused of transferring secret information to the American embassy while he was applying to for refugee status in March, 1994. Mr. Finkel is currently being held in Lefortovo prison, one of the most strict in Moscow, and his health is suffering terribly. Mr. Finkel has been denied visits from his wife, which is contrary to Russian law and has not been able to choose his own lawyer because of a lack of a "security clearance." The right to choose one's own defense is guaranteed by international law. We urge you to write Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, Russian Prime-Minister Viktor Chernomirdin, and the Vladimir Ilyushekno, the acting chief procurator of Russia on behalf of this poor man. Here is a sample text: RE: Moisey Z. Finkel Case #: 3U-31/00/0006-94 Dear *** I am writing to you on behalf of Moisey Finkel, a Russian-Jew who is suffering terrible injustices at the hands of the Russian government. Mr. Finkel was arrested on August 4, 1994, under Article 64 of the Russian Criminal Code on charges of espionage for the United States, ie., passing secrets to the U.S. Embassy during an interview for refugee status. Finkel was assigned a lawyer not of his choosing. The procurator at each level of the judicial system refused the request of Mr. Finkel's family that Albert Emmanuel be added as a second attorney to represent him. They ruled that Emmanuel has no security clearance to review the case file and therefore can not serve as Mr. Finkel's attorney. This contradicts Russian law and international standards of human rights which demand that a person has the right to choose his own attorney. In addition, the prosecutor has prevented any communication (even in the form of correspondence) between Mr. Finkel and his family. This is a cruel violation of Russian and international law. Mr. Finkel is currently being held at Lefortovo prison. He has been in custody since August 4, 1994. We are concerned that the long investigation period in such a difficult prison will affect Mr. Finkel's health. (This is an example of a final paragraph for the Russian officials.) We demand that Mr. Finkel be allowed to be represented by any attorney he so chooses and that Mr. Finkel's family be allowed immediately to communicate with him in accordance with international standards of human rights. (This is an example of a final paragraph for the American officials.) We urge you to use your offices to urge the Russian government to allow Mr. Finkel to have the attorney of his own choosing and the opportunity to communicate with his family in accordance with the demands of international law. Sincerely, Please send your letters to: Sec. of State Warren Christopher 2201 C. Street, NW Washington, DC 20520 Dep. Sec. of State Strobe Talbott 2201 C. Street, NW Washington, DC 20520 Prime-Minister Viktor Chernomirdin Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya #2 Moscow, Russia 103274 Acting Procurator General Vladimir Ilyushenko Pushkin St. #15 Moscow, Russia 107009 Please send a copy of all correspondence to: Union of Councils Prisoners Commission 555 Vine Ave. Suite 107 Highland Park, IL 60035 E-Mail at 0004201773@mcimail.com Tel. (708) 433-4325 FAX (708) 433-5530 For your reference, here is the national address: Union of Councils 1819 H. St. NW Suite 230 Washington, DC 20006 National Director: Micah H. Naftalin E-Mail 0004201773@mcimail.com Tel: (202) 775-9770 FAX: (202) 775-9776 UCSJ, established in l970, is the largest independent, grassroots human rights organization in the world devoted to the safety and rescue of Jews in the former Soviet Union. Throughout this past quarter of a century, it has been the "voice of the Refuseniks" in the West. It has approximately 100,000 members who either contribute modest dues or participate in the respective activities of its 35 local action councils distributed throughout the United States. The UCSJ receives no funding from the UJA-Federation, depending on private philanthropy for its ongoing work. Through its human rights Bureaus in Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia, it monitors and combats human rights violations, anti-Semitism and emerging neo-fascist activities. Through its Yad L'Yad Program (Hebrew for Hand-to-Hand), it supports the Jewish religious, communal, defense, emigration, and humanitarian needs of the FSU Jews and their communities and institutions in more than 60 FSU cities by pairing them with partners provided in the U.S. by local UCSJ councils and synagogues. Synagogues or other Jewish groups wishing more information about participation in the Yad L'Yad program, or wishing information about our broad-based activity, in cooperation with Russia's democratic and human rights leadership, to mount a pro-democracy/anti-fascist campaign, are invited to write to UCSJ at 1819 H St. NW Suite 230 Washington, DC 20006. From chakhovs@ece.ucdavis.edu Mon Aug 14 17:37 EDT 1995 Received: from chervil.ece.ucdavis.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13236; Mon, 14 Aug 95 17:37:06 -0400 Received: from [128.120.57.227] (eu31xx-227.ece.ucdavis.edu) by chervil.ece.ucdavis.edu (1.37.109.16/Ultrix3.0-C/eecs 1.1) id AA062986209; Mon, 14 Aug 1995 14:36:49 -0700 Date: Mon, 14 Aug 1995 14:36:49 -0700 X-Sender: chakhovs@chervil.ece.ucdavis.edu Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: chakhovs@ece.ucdavis.edu (Andrei Chakhovskoi) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Physics Directory Book Status: Or Dear IR-folks and/or FizTechs, My friends at Ural Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences assembled and prepared for publication the first Directory Book of Russian/Soviet scientists in the area of physics and astronomy. The publication is entitled "FORMER SOVIET UNION: 1992 - 1995 DIRECTORY OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY STAFF"; its authors are Sergei I. Shkuratov and Evgenii F. Talantsev. The 344 page book will appear in October 1995 both in printed and electronic format. This was a very hard job to do (especially taking into account all the communication problems in Former SU), and now this is potentially a valuable source of reference information which could be of interest to everyone dealing with Russian/Soviet scientists, and to all who used to work in science in FSU. The book is supposed to be up-dated and published annually. If you have any questions or if you need any additional information about the book - I will be happy to answer all your questions. Very truly yours, Andrei G. Chakhovskoi Electrical & Computer Engr. University of California at Davis Davis, Ca 95616 Ph:(916) 752-2735, Fax:(916) 752-8428 chakhovs@ece.ucdavis.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Aug 16 16:03:29 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from SOUTH-STATION-ANNEX.MIT.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08594; Wed, 16 Aug 95 16:03:26 -0400 Received: from MCKIM.MIT.EDU by MIT.EDU with SMTP id AA04217; Wed, 16 Aug 95 15:59:44 EDT Received: by mckim.MIT.EDU (5.57/4.7) id AA14233; Wed, 16 Aug 95 15:59:42 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: letter against anti-immigration bill Date: Wed, 16 Aug 1995 15:59:40 EDT From: Ilya Shlyakhter Status: O Attention everyone: Some time ago I forwarded information regarding an anti-immigration bill being considered in Congress. The bill severely restricts both family and employment immigration. It will be voted on in September. You can find information about the bill at http://thomas.loc.gov (look for H.R. 1915 or H.R. 2202; check out Congressional testimony on the House of Representatives gopher); also very useful information is at gopher://cnd.cnd.org/11/English-Menu/InfoBase/HR1915 I have the full text of the bill and can send it to you, but it's 450K (300 pages)! It's better to look at http://thomas.loc.gov. I am collecting signatures for the letter to Congress against the bill. A draft is attached; feel free to send your comments. Please forward the letter to everyone concerned. If you oppose the bill, send me a short message with subject "H.R. 2202" saying so; I will add your name to the list. There are many restrictions in the bill besides those mentioned in the letter; I just don't have time to address them all; if you can, please write additional paragraphs against these other restrictions, and I'll include them in the letter. It would also help a lot to call/write your senators/ representatives individually saying you oppose the bill. Thanks! Ilya Shlyakhter ilya_shl@mit.edu ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear : We're writing to you to express our concern about H.R. 2202 (originally H.R. 1915). We appreciate your effort in responsible reform of the immigration system, but we are troubled by some aspects of the bill. The bill contains two major parts, dealing with illegal and legal immigration. These should be separated into two bills, to give people more flexibility in supporting just the provisions they want. While support for curbing illegal immigration may be almost universal, major reduction of legal immigration is much more contraversial. The bill sets strict numerical limits on legal immigration, about a third down from what they're now. This will dramatically increase the already large backlog of visas in many categories, making the wait for a visa unbearably long. In addition, by setting strict limits on refugee visas, the bill severely limits the ability of the U.S. to deal with unpredictable events such as refugee crises. The bill places excessive restrictions on employment-based immigration. Of particular concern is the labor certification requirement for "outstanding researchers and professors". The long and costly labor certification process is unnecessary in this case, since any truly oustanding reasearcher or professor by definition cannot be replaced by a "readily available" U.S. worker. Also, the elimination of a "national interest" waiver exempting certain workers (mostly in medical research or defense fields) from labor certification is unnecessary. The INS has developed regulations that prevent abuse of this waiver, and there is no evidence of such widespread abuse. Since labor certification is costly and can take over a year to process, it can significantly delay research plans or even force an employer to pick a less qualified worker for whom an LCA is not required. Therefore, it's best to avoid labor certifications whenever possible. H.R. 2202 also imposes arbitrary requirements on professionals and skilled workers, requiring 5 and 7 years of experience, respectively, even in professions where only 2 or 3 years of experience after a baccalaureate degree are usually required for employment. This measure will only hurt the employers, since they generally avoid hiring overqualified workers. The experience and education requirements should not exceed the usual requirements for employment in a particular field. Another disturbing provision of the bill would reduce employment immigration if there is excess family immigration. This leaves employment immigration in an uncertain state, creating a potential for a considerable decrease in work visas without any regard to the need of U.S. companies for highly qualified foreign employees. To protect the U.S. companies from such uncertainty, this provision should be dropped. The restrictions on family immigration in H.R. 2002 contradict the principle of family reunification which the US has adopted. The bill eliminates from family immigration siblings, unmarried children over 21 years of age, and parents when less than 50% of their children live in the U.S. However, the traditional U.S. family includes these relatives. Note especially that children over 21 are often students who live with the family and are an integral part of it. Also, it can happen that only the child in the U.S. can support a parent, while two or more children living elsewhere cannot; the 50% restriction would leave the parent without any support. The bill contains provisions that will bar all but the well-to-do Americans from sponsoring their family members for immigration. A sponsor would be required to purchase complete health insurance for the alien and to maintain the income of at least 200% of the poverty level for the sponsor's family (including the alien). While we understand the need to increase sponsors' responsibility for the aliens they sponsor, we believe that the provisions of H.R. 2002 go too far in this respect and will significantly harm family reunification. Moreover, they're unnecessary since the law already requires the alien to prove that he/she is not likely to become a public charge. In addition to hindering family reunification, the restrictions on family immigration will hurt U.S. employers. Many immigrants who come on family visas find jobs shortly after coming to the U.S. Furthermore, qualified foreign professionals may reject an employment offer if they cannot bring their relatives with them to the U.S. It is in the U.S. interest to do everything possible to attract excellent specialists by creating hospitable conditions for their families. We understand that the goal of restricting employment immigration is to protect U.S. workers from being displaced by foreign ones. However, such restrictions damage the U.S. both in the short run (by depriving U.S. companies of much-needed specialists) and in the long run (by not encouraging U.S. workers to become as competitive as their foreign counterparts.) These restrictions must not be allowed to pass. We appreciate your attention to our concerns, and urge you to amend the bill to address them. Sincerely, From burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Sun Aug 20 18:42 EDT 1995 Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10869; Sun, 20 Aug 95 18:42:26 -0400 Date: Sun, 20 Aug 95 17:57:15 EDT From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA05609; Sun, 20 Aug 95 17:57:15 EDT Message-Id: <9508202157.AA05609@lassp.cornell.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: OR Otdyh letom v Krymu: "V zharkij opolden' na central'noj plyazhnoj allee vhozhu v pustoe kafe, torguyuqee morozhennym, molochnym koktejlem, holodnym pivom i suhim vinom. - Chto vam ugidno? - sprashivaet mgnovenno vynurnuvshaya iz podsobki bufetchica - Mne ugodno posmoteret' ceny... - Pozhalujsta! " Den' v sanatorii $15 .. 25 Dden' v chastnom sektore $2 .. 5 Obed v kafe $1.5 .. 2 persiki, za kg $1.5 .. 2 abrikosy $2 ..3 malina $1.5 arbyz, shtuka $1 kartofel', pomidory, sliva $0.30 .. 1 vino suhoe, 1 litr $0.50 akvalang, 40 min rent $10 Tolp net, mnogie russkie napugany nedavnimi perestrelkami tatar s bazarnoj mafiej i OMONom, kotorye, vprochem, davno konchilis' ----- Chechnya. Mestnye > vsego nenavidyat OMON i kontraktnikov, "professinalov", zaverbovannyh na vojnu po kontraktu. Na postah na dorogah stoyat tol'ko oni, salag-soldat tuda ne stavyat. Taksa za proezd - $10 za raz (> chem cherez Verassano Narrows bridge...). Troe molodyh chechencev raz vozmutilis' - ih rasstrelyali, mashinu splyuqili tankom i vseh vmeste tut zhe zakopali. Groznyj, bazar. Serzhant-professional nastavlayet avtomat na torgovku: "Snimaj ser'gi!" Muzh zastupilsya za zhenu - zabrali v okolotok, bili. Vse, chto natorgoval zhena ushlo na vykup, chtoby vypustili. Moskva yakoby vydaet zhitelyam Groznogo strojmaterialy na vosstanovlenie razbomblennogo. Odnogo takogo zhitelya poprosili podpisat' vedomost', a materialov ne dali. On otkazalsya - bili chas - podpisal. "Ne bylo by sem'i - vzyal by avtomat i ushel v gory k Dudaevu..." Nekotorye Chechenskie aksakaly iz rajonov, voevavshih s Dudaevym do intervencii, teper' NE hotyat vyvoda sovetskih vojsk, boyas' dudaevcev, no trebuyut vyvoda kontraktnikov, kotorye grabyat vseh podryad. Lozungi v Shali: "Dzhohar, ujdi!" i "Rossiya, svinomatka, zaberi svoih hryuchat!" (e`to o kontraktnikah). Zhnizn' samih zhe kontraktnikov to zhe ne med. Nanayalis' na 3 m-ca, radi deneg, obeqali $1,000 vyplatit' sem'yam + $6 v den' komandirovochnyh. Troe takih voyak vernulos' i rasskazyvaet, chto sem'i ih, estestvenno, ni kopejki ne poluchili.Kormili sperva nichego, a potom poshla odna kil'ka. Kogda prihodila tushonka, to tyloviki ee prodyryavlivali gvozdyami, chtoby ne menyali u chechencev na vodku. Odnako, na vodku menyayut patrony, a tushonka tuhnet. (2000 patronov = 5 butylok vodki; 20 l solyarki = 2 but.) Avtomat soldat prodat' ne mozhet, e`to privilagiya oficerov. Tak, odin praporqik, otvechavshij za GSM, imel po $300/den' ot prodazhi solyarki chechencam. Strannaya vojna: dnem ofecer'ya pryamo na BMP ezdit na shashlyk k duham, a po nocham palyat drug v druga. Oficery sovsem spilis'. Kakie-to aksakaly da brigadiry privozyat opohmelku pryamo v chast'. Kak-to 1 iz soldat vozbuh na oficera - ego posadili na 5 dnej v polkovuyu yamu, prosto v zemle, s mokricami i vshami, 5 m glubinoj, eto vmesto gauptvahty. Oficery tverdili: "Pravdy zahotel? mozhet, spisat' tebya na boevye poteri?" Po istechenii 3 mesyacev ne otpuskayut, govoryat sluzhite 3 goda ili pishite, chto sami razorvali kontrakt. Otkazalsya. Eqe posidel v yame, no ne podpisal. Togda zampolit sam raspisalsya familiej soldata v raorte ob uvol'nenii po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu. A raz po sobstvennomu - znachit nikakih $1,000 ne polozheno. Kopii kontrakta soldatam ne dali - sekretno! Iqi teper' vetra v pole... ------ Novye metody ubijstva bankirov: prezident banka "Yugorskij" Oleg Kantor byl zarezan ohotnich'im nozhom v 4 utra na territorii ohranyaemogo sovminovskogo pansionata Snigiri, gde on arendoval 2x e`tazhnyj kottedzh. Pererezali gorlo i vsporoli grudnuyu kletku. Zzaodno zamochili telohranitelya. ----- KOVALEV DEFENDS FORMER KGB DISSIDENT. Prominent human rights campaigner Sergei Kovalev told Moscow's Echo radio that the arrest of former KGB Major Viktor Orekhov constitutes a vendetta of his former colleagues in retaliation for Orekhov's cooperation with human rights groups during the Brezhnev period. Orekhov was sentenced in July to 3 years in prison for "illegal possession of a weapon." ----- Rabochaya sila poka desheva. 1 znakomyj novyj russkij vyvez sem'yu na mesyac na otdyh v Singapur. Zaodno prihvatil s soboj i guvernantku/domrabotnicu. Nekotorye vezut s soboyu guvernantok dazhe v Parizh, chtoby bylo komu babisiterstvovat'. Popytka e`ksportirovat' v Sovok Fax Friday, novomodnyj amerikanskij fax/voice electronic mail box, router and answering machine vyzvala sleduyuquyu reakciyu: "Vse to zhe samoe mozhet sdealt' i sekretarsha, stoit ona deshevle, i ee pri e`tom eqe i e... mozhno". ----- Much of American education still seems to follow the thinking of a Texas governor, James ``Pa'' Ferguson, who in 1917 vetoed a bill to finance the teaching of foreign languages in classrooms. He explained: ``If English was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for the schoolchildren of Texas.'' In his book ``Wastelands: Historical Truths,'' published in 1988, Tudjman wrote that the number of Jews who died in the Holocaust was 900,000 - not 6 million. He has also asserted that not more than 70,000 Serbs died at the hands of the Ustashe - most historians say around 400,000 were killed. Tudjman has often expressed his desire to carve up Bosnia between Serbia and Croatia, and in a widely publicized incident at a dinner party in London recently, he drew a map showing how it would be divided. ------------ By SAUL HANSELL c.1995 N.Y. Times News Service NEW YORK - A $10 million computer fraud against Citibank appeared to be the first successful penetration by a hacker into the systems that transfer trillions of dollars a day around the world's banks, bank security experts said Friday. New details of the case were disclosed as a federal complaint was unsealed in Manhattan. A 34-year-old Russian and his accomplices were accused of tapping into Citibank's computer system and transferring $10 million to various bank accounts around the world. The hackers were accused of breaking into Citibank's cash management system, a network that allows its corporate customers to transfer money to any bank account in the world. Amy Dates, a Citibank spokeswoman, said that all but $400,000 of the $10 million illegally transferred had been recovered by Citibank. Ms. Dates said this was the only successful attack of this kind suffered by the bank, a subsidiary of Citicorp.< The complaint, filed in February, was released Friday by the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan against Vladimir Leonidovich Levin, a computer expert who works for AO Saturn, a trading company based in St. Petersburg, Russia.< Levin was arrested in London three months ago, and federal officials have filed to extradite him to the United States. < Various court documents contend that from June to October of 1994, Levin tapped into Citibank's central computer at 111 Wall Street and made 40 transfers from the accounts of several Citibank customers into accounts opened by accomplices at banks in California and in Israel. < The bank noticed the activity after several of the customers complained about unauthorized transfers from their accounts. < In early August of last year, $522,000 in funds was transferred to the Bank of America into two accounts controlled by Evgueni and Ekaterina Korolkova. After Citibank notified Bank of America of the suspected fraud, the accounts were frozen. < On Aug. 17 and 18, Mrs. Korolkova opened checking accounts at five banks in San Francisco, and a total of $199,000 was transferred into them from the account of a Citibank customer in Buenos Aires. On Aug. 26, she was arrested by the FBI and found to be in possession of a one-way ticket to Russia.< In October 1994, telephone company employees in Russia, working with Citibank, identified the source of the transfers as AO Saturn, the company where Levin was identfied as the ``head systems operator.'' It is unclear how Levin was located for his arrest in London. A hearing on his extradition is scheduled for Sept. 15.< From srt@zurich.ibm.com Thu Aug 31 16:24 EDT 1995 Received: from www.ece.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08412; Thu, 31 Aug 95 16:24:44 -0400 Received: from internet-gw.zurich.ibm.com by www.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 31 Aug 1995 16:23:30 -0400 From: srt@zurich.ibm.com Sender: srt@zurich.ibm.com Date: Thu, 31 Aug 95 22:24:31 SET To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS:job in Zurich Status: OR ========================================================================= Post-doc Position - IBM Zurich Research Laboratory The optoelectronics department has an immediate opening for an outstanding recent PhD with experience in the measurement, design and processing of MIS-type device structures. At IBM Zurich, we are expanding a small project aimed at developing the GaN material system for FET and LED applications. The postdoc will be responsible for some of the device processing, and all of the device character- ization and testing. Preferential consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability in device design and optimization, in addition to the above-mentioned skills. Interested applicants should contact immediately: Dr. Toby Strite Email: SRT@zurich.ibm.com Tel: 41 1 724 8203 (396 lab) Fax: 41 1 724 1789 August 25, 1995 ========================================================================= From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 24 09:39:37 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from weizmann.weizmann.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13119; Thu, 24 Aug 95 09:39:28 -0400 Received: from WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL by WEIZMANN.weizmann.ac.il (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 1610; Thu, 24 Aug 95 16:39:36 +0300 Received: from WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL (NJE origin CPTATIAN@WEIZMANN) by WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 8078; Thu, 24 Aug 1995 16:39:36 +0300 Date: Thu, 24 Aug 95 16:27:35 +0300 From: Tanya Tsirlina Subject: INFO-RUSS: search for a friend To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Message-Id: <950824.163934.+0300.CPTATIAN@WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL> Status: OR Hi, everybody| I'd like to ask your help. I'm looking for my schoolfriend. Maybe somebody knows something about Masha Kobtseva. She finished school number 2 in Moscow in 1980 and physical department of Moscow University in 1985-6. I know that she lived in Berlin and hope that she's still there, but I have nothing from her from 1989. Her name now is Mariya Dittrih. Thank you for your help. Tanya. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Aug 25 17:39:14 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from maxwell.iia2.org by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21638; Fri, 25 Aug 95 17:39:11 -0400 Received: (from monastl@localhost) by maxwell.iia2.org (8.6.12/8.6.12) id QAA28256; Fri, 25 Aug 1995 16:57:50 -0500 Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 16:57:49 -0500 (CDT) From: Lenny Monastyrsky To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Internationalization Software for MS DOS. Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: OR Hello, The company I work for is looking for a good internationalization software package for MS DOS (NOT for MS Windows). It should have the capabilities to internationalize the screen (in VGA mode) and keyboard and should include as many character sets as possible. English/Cyrillic only would not be sufficient. And, of course, it should print all those characters on Epson-compatible dot matrix and HP-compatible non-Postscript (HP PCL) printers. The right package will be bundled with or embedded into another software package that is being written by the company I work for. Licensing agreement is a possibility. Please reply to: monastl@iia2.org Thanks! Lenny Monastyrsky. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Aug 28 08:56:10 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from indigo.cs.bgu.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14227; Mon, 28 Aug 95 08:53:21 -0400 Received: from ivory.cs.bgu.ac.il (victor@ivory [132.72.40.2]) by indigo.cs.bgu.ac.il (8.6.9/8.6.10) with ESMTP id PAA11967 for ; Mon, 28 Aug 1995 15:52:57 +0200 From: Victor Bolotnikov Received: (victor@localhost) by ivory.cs.bgu.ac.il (8.6.9/8.6.9) id OAA25358 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Mon, 28 Aug 1995 14:51:55 +0300 Date: Mon, 28 Aug 1995 14:51:55 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for somebody in Los-Angelos Status: OR Hi networkers! Two things: To those of you who live in Los-Angelos. If it's not too difficult, please help me to find my friend Anna Logvinenko. Lives in Los Angelos, was born about 1940, came from Kharkov. To all of you: I need also WWW addresses of any ukranian hosts. I guess even one host will do (usually they have links to another hosts). Thank in advance Victor Bolotnikov, victor@ivory.bgu.ac.il

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From peter@super.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 5 18:48 EDT 1995 Received: from super.ece.jhu.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09720; Tue, 5 Sep 95 18:47:58 -0400 Received: by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11003; Tue, 5 Sep 95 18:47:56 -0400 Message-Id: <9509052247.AA11003@super.ece.jhu.edu> From: peter@super.ece.jhu.edu (Peter Shkolnikov) Date: Tue, 5 Sep 95 18:47:55 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: money to Minsk Status: OR Dear netters, I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone who is going to Minsk within the next month and is able to take with him/her a modest amount of cash (for my relatives, to buy medicines) lets me know. Peter. -- Peter Shkolnikov Electrical and Computer Engineering Department The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218 tel (410) 516-7220, FAX (410) 516-5566 e-mail peter@super.ece.jhu.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 6 15:31:58 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from warp6.cs.misu.NoDak.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17202; Wed, 6 Sep 95 15:31:55 -0400 Received: from admin.gat211.misu.NoDak.edu by warp6.cs.misu.NoDak.edu (AIX 3.2/UCB 5.64/4.03) id AA22210; Wed, 6 Sep 1995 14:31:20 -0500 Date: Wed, 6 Sep 1995 14:31:20 -0500 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" To: From: smithe@warp6.cs.misu.NoDak.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: receiving russian media in U.S. Status: OR I am not subscribed to your list, however I am writing on behalf of the Russian teacher at Minot State U., Minot N.D. She would like information on how to receive satellite broadcasts in Russian and about Russia, either subscription or free. It seems that SCOLA has disappeared. I would also appreciate if you could point me to your favorite internet sources of Russian media such as online newspapers and such. Thank you for your help -Elliot R. Smith smithe@warp6.cs.misu.nodak.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Sep 7 03:29:32 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from dns1.NMSU.Edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23867; Thu, 7 Sep 95 03:29:30 -0400 Received: from ccserver by NMSU.Edu (8.6.10/NMSU-1.18) id BAA05584; Thu, 7 Sep 1995 01:29:27 -0600 Received: by ccserver (4.1/NMSU) id AA23734; Thu, 7 Sep 95 01:29:26 MDT Date: Thu, 7 Sep 1995 01:29:25 -0600 (MDT) From: POLIAKOV To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: list of gradcourses from FUPM, FizTech Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: OR Hello, everybody. The friend of mine wants to get his second degree (M Sc in Physics). He graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1986, Dept. of Management and Applied Mathematics (FUPM) - group 073. Unfortunately, he does not remember special course titles ('spetskursy') taken in a "base institute" which was NII Automatic Systems (NII Avtomaticheskikh system). If anybody from people who graduated from FUPM at that time (or later) can provide us with an approximate list of such courses, this help would be very much appreciated. Any other additional information as number of hours for each course, year of study (3rd,4th or 5th) or textbooks used would also be important. Thank you very much. Evgeni. e-mail epoliako@nmsu.edu From IGALPERIN@BICS.BWH.HARVARD.EDU Tue Sep 12 14:09 EDT 1995 Received: from netop3.harvard.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12422; Tue, 12 Sep 95 14:09:53 -0400 Received: by netop3.harvard.edu (5.65/DEC-Ultrix/4.3) id AA08140; Tue, 12 Sep 1995 14:06:08 -0400 Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 14:07:13 -0400 (EDT) From: "Irene Galperin" Subject: INFO-RUSS: evrivun vud find it ezi To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Reply-To: IGALPERIN@BICS.BWH.HARVARD.EDU Status: OR IMPROVING ENGLISH SPELING Having chosen English as the preferred language in the EEC, the European Parliament has commissioned a feasibility study in ways of improving efficiency in communications between Government departments. European officials have often pointed out that English spelling is unnecessarily difficult - for example, cough, plough, rough, through and thorough. What is clearly needed is a phased programme of changes to iron out these anomalies. The programme would, of course, be administered by a committee staff at top level by participating nations. In the first year, for example, the committee would suggest using 's' instead of the soft 'c'. Sertainly, sivil servants in all sities would resieve this news with joy. Then the hard 'c' could be replaced by 'k' sinse both letters are pronounsed alike. Not only would this klear up konfusion in the minds of klerikal workers, but typewriters kould be made with one less letter. There would be growing enthusiasm when in the sekond year, it kould be announsed that the troublesome 'ph' would henseforth be written 'f'. This would make words like 'fotograf' twenty per sent shorter in print. In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reash the stage where more komplikated shanges are possible. Governments would enkourage the removal of double letters whish have always been a deterent to akurate speling. We would al agre that the horible mes of silent 'e's in the languag is disgrasful. Therefor we kould drop thes and kontinu to read and writ as though nothing had hapend. By this tim it would be four years sins the skem began and peopl would be reseptive to steps sutsh as replasing 'th' by 'z'. Perhaps zen ze funktion of 'w' kould be taken on by 'v', vitsh is, after al, half a 'w'. Shortly after zis, ze unesesary 'o kould be dropd from words kontaining 'ou'. Similar arguments vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters. Kontinuing zis proses yer after yer, ve vud eventuli hav a reli sensibl riten styl. After tventi yers zer vud be no mor trubls, difikultis and evrivun vud find it ezi tu understand esh ozer. Ze drems of ze Guvermnt vud finali hav kum tru. Copied from letter by: Alex Sherman From burkov@lassp.cornell.edu Thu Sep 14 22:18 EDT 1995 Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00788; Thu, 14 Sep 95 22:18:02 -0400 Date: Thu, 14 Sep 95 21:36:40 EDT From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA20474; Thu, 14 Sep 95 21:36:40 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: OR ------------------------------------------------ From: IN%"andr@mig.phys.msu.su" "Andrei Andrianov" 30-AUG-1995 09:02:39.25 NEMNOGO SOCIOLOGII To, chto Moskva iavliaetsia gorodom sovershenno protivoestestvennym - eto uje obshee mesto. Dejurnye paradoksy tipa: "sredniaia zarplata - $100, a po kolichestvu novyh 'Mersedesov' Moskva prevoshodit Parij i London vmeste vziatye" uje prielis'. (Kstati, v 9-millionnoi Moskve zaregistrirovano > 1.5 milliona legkovyh avtomobilei, t.e. real'no - 2 avtomobilia na tri sem'i. Vpolne sravnimo s tem je Parijem.) Ia tut popytalsia navesti nemogo nauchnogo podhoda na eti paradoksy. Osnovnoe utverjdenie, iz kotorogo srazu vytekaet vse: v Moskve krutitsia > 60% vseh deneg byvshego Sovetskogo Soiuza. (Eto oficial'nye dannye, horosho podtverjdaemye, skajem, statistikoi finansovyh afer: iz 250 lopnuvshih firm-'piramid' 180 nahodilis' v Moskve.) To est': neft'-to v Sibiri, no ee prodaju obslujivaiut vse ravno moskovskii bank i moskovskoe pravlenie. Sama summa s trudom poddaetsia ocenke, no iasno, chto neskol'ko desiatkov milliardov (v smysle 10^9) dollarov v god. Neposredstvenno vovlecheno v etot oborot - po gruboi ocenke - poriadka 100 000 chelovek; ih lichnye dohody - ot $1000/mes i vverh bez ogranichenii. To est': v Moskve 'novye russkie' sostavliaiut vpolne zametnuiu social'nuiu prosloiku (v otlichie ot vseh ostal'nyh gorodov ex-SSSR.) Primerno tret' etih vovlechennyh - eto 'nashi liudi' (v smysle fizteh- MGU-MAI-Baumanka-MIHM etc). A poskol'ku takovyh vsego-to primerno 50 000 - to vpechatlenie 'bol'she poloviny moih znakomyh zadelalis' bisnesmenami' okazyvaetsia absoliutno pravil'nym. Iasno, chto na kajdogo 'novogo russkogo' prihodiatsia 3-5 chelovek obslujivaiushego personala. V rezul'tate poluchaem, chto v Moskve primerno polovina zaniatyh - obslujivaiut bogatyh i sootvetstvenno vpolne neploho ustroeny. Teper' srazu reshaiutsia vse paradoksy. Naprimer, 'apartment rent': kolichestvo liudei, sposobnyh platit' $300/mesiac za kvartiru, BOL'SHE, chem kolichestvo kvartir, kotorye mojet predostavit' 9-millionnyi gorod. Problema restoranov: 'novyh russkih' kak raz hvataet, chtoby zapolnit' starye tochki tipa 'Pragi' i 'Nacionalia', a obslujivat' prostyh smertnyh - sebe doroje. Poetomu: restorany - tol'ko dlia bogatyh, obychnye stolovye vymerli, zato mnogo hot-dog-ovyh kioskov - dlia prislugi. Zabavnyi niuans: rol' moskovskoi merii. Utverjdaetsia, chto mer Lujkov - lichno - kontroliruet zametnuiu chast' moskovskogo 'vspomogatel'nogo' biznesa, takogo, skajem, kak torgovlia avtomobiliami, benzinom etc. To est' ego lichnoe sostoianie, vidimo, uje pod milliard dollarov. Sleduet otdat' doljnoe, svoih obiazannostei mera on ne zabyvaet - ulicy remontiruiutsia, derev'ia sajaiutsia, seichas vot vzialis' rasshiriat' kol'cevuiu dorogu, miliciia raz'ezjaet na 'Fordah' i voobshe Moskva vygliadit vpolne civilizovanno. V obshem, mer - umelyi i zabotlivyi hoziain goroda, v samom priamom feodal'nom smysle - ne huje, chem Medichi vo Florencii. Tak vot i jivem. Predvyornyie hohmy. Glava liberalov (ne putat' s liberal-demokratami-jirinovcami) Boris Fedorov (byvshii ministr finansov pri Gaidare) v 'Izvestiiah' vydal ocharovatel'nyi politicheskii donos na kommunistov. Soderjanie: Grajdane, ne ver'te im, oni tol'ko pritvoriaiutsia kommunistami, a na samom dele oni social-demokraty, poetomu ne nujno za nih golosovat'. Gaidar rasprostranil po kommercheskim firmam cirkuliarnoe pis'mo so slovami: Uvajaemyi biznesmen, pomogite, pojaluista, nashei partii, a my beremsia sashishat' vashi interesy. Sleduet preiskurant: za $5000 my vas vnesem v spisok druzei, ... za (primerno-AA) $100 000 my budem obsujdat' kajdoe nashe deistviie personal'no s vami. Pis'mo, estestvenno, popalo v gazety. Vse dolgo smeialis'. ------------------------------------- From: Alex Titomirov <76620.2735@acgw01.compuserve.com> Subject: 2 positions 2 positions (for 6 months, then the high chance to have it for 5 years), RPG (report program genarating), IBM AS400, aircraft maintenance & support experience. PLEASE RESPOND DIRECTLY TO MR. TITOMIROV!!! --------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 13 18:01:27 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from aruba.lerc.nasa.gov by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11344; Wed, 13 Sep 95 18:01:18 -0400 Received: from coherent.lerc.nasa.gov by aruba.lerc.nasa.gov with SMTP (950215.SGI.8.6.10/LeRC/DLW/TAF(1.24-main)) id SAA20298; Wed, 13 Sep 1995 18:01:12 -0400 Received: by coherent.lerc.nasa.gov (931110.SGI/LeRC/DLW/TAF(1.22-local)) id AA03540; Wed, 13 Sep 95 18:01:13 -0400 From: "John Khaydarov" Message-Id: <9509131801.ZM3538@coherent.lerc.nasa.gov> Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 18:01:12 -0400 X-Mailer: Z-Mail (3.1.0 22feb94 MediaMail) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Conference in Novosibirsk Cc: johnk@coherent.lerc.nasa.gov Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Mime-Version: 1.0 Status: OR Hi, folks! I've heard a rumor about an OPTICS-related international conference which will take place in summer of 1996 in Novosibirsk. Could you send me some information about this and/or any other international conferences in this field to be held in Russia (CIS in general) in the nearest future (within a year or so). Thanks in advance, JohnK -- John Khaydarov NASA Lewis Research Center M/S 110-3, 21000 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, OH 44135, USA Voice: (216) 433-2384, Fax: (216) 433-3793 E-mail: johnk@coherent.lerc.nasa.gov From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Sep 10 21:59:27 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from danforth.torfree.net by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18184; Sun, 10 Sep 95 21:59:23 -0400 Received: from queen.torfree.net ([199.71.188.22]) by mail.torfree.net (/\==/\ Smail3.1.28.1 #28.6; 16-jun-94) via sendmail with smtp id for ; Sun, 10 Sep 95 21:57 EDT Received: by queen.torfree.net (Smail3.1.28.1 #6) id m0sry7X-0006zdC; Sun, 10 Sep 95 21:57 EDT Date: Sun, 10 Sep 1995 21:57:14 -0400 (EDT) From: "Sergei N. Tsivunin" Subject: INFO-RUSS: CP1251-to-Mac Conversions To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Cc: "Sergei N. Tsivunin" Message-Id: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: OR Ladies and gentlemen, Could someone kindly make a suggestion as to how one can deliver a Russian text created in CP1251 to a client who works on Macintosh and, allegedly, has "Cyrillic fonts for Mac"? More specifically, is it possible to deliver such a text, created in Word for Windows, to a client in a format readily readable in Word for Macintosh? Although WinWord files can be saved as a Word-for-Macintosh 5.x file, I suspect that this may not work with Russian texts. Furthermore, it would appear that the client does not have the ability to read UUencoded files and, instead, is requesting files encoded using a "binhex" procedure? How does one encode in "binhex"? Any assistance, however prompt, will be most appreciated, since it would allow me to participate in a tender for a desirable contract. Yours sincerely, Sergei N Tsivunin, MA, ATA, C Tran (ATIO) Tel: 1 (416) 245-7064 Russian Interpreter & Translator Tfx: 1 (416) 245-5505 Toronto ON Internet: at329@torfree.net Canada CompuServe: 75500,2416 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 13 15:37:49 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from cunyvm.cuny.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11110; Wed, 13 Sep 95 15:37:47 -0400 Received: from POSTBOX.CSI.CUNY.EDU by CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with TCP; Wed, 13 Sep 95 15:37:10 EDT Received: from CSIMAIL/TEMPQ by POSTBOX.CSI.CUNY.EDU (Mercury 1.13); Wed, 13 Sep 95 15:39:13 +1100 Received: from TEMPQ by CSIMAIL (Mercury 1.13); Wed, 13 Sep 95 15:38:09 +1100 From: "Michael Breslav" Organization: The College of Staten Island To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 15:38:03 EST5EDT Subject: INFO-RUSS: Records of ansambl' "Kukuruza"? Message-Id: <1DD23376997@POSTBOX.CSI.CUNY.EDU> Status: OR Hi, In 198?-199? years in Russia there was a "country music style" group "Kukuruza". They recorded nice songs in English and Russian. If anybody has an idea on how to find these records now, please let me know. If anybody owns these records please let me know. Thanks, Michael Breslav From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Sep 16 20:00:25 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from mail06.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05623; Sat, 16 Sep 95 20:00:23 -0400 Received: by mail06.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id UAA16624 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Sat, 16 Sep 1995 20:00:20 -0400 Date: Sat, 16 Sep 1995 20:00:20 -0400 From: IgorMan@aol.com Message-Id: <950916200020_21211941@mail06.mail.aol.com> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Popular russian music Status: O I live in Olney, Maryland, and I've been looking for some popular russian music. I'm looking for groups such as D'una, L'ube, Krematoryi. If anyone knows of any stores that sell any of these albums in Washington, DC area that would be very helful. Thanks. -Igor Immerman (igorman@aol.com or iimmerma@mbhs.edu) From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 19 18:05:01 EDT 1995 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Tue, 19 Sep 95 17:01 EST From: The Union of Councils for Soviet Jews <0004201773@mcimail.com> To: info-russ Subject: INFO-RUSS: Urgent Action Requested September 19, 1995 To: Internet Lists, UCSJ Councils, Human Rights Organizations, International Media From: Pamela B. Cohen, National President, Union of Councils (UCSJ) Micah H. Naftalin, National Director, UCSJ Helene Kenvin, President, The Caucasus Network; Attorney for the Fattakhov Family Subject: INFO-RUSS: SECOND JEW IN TASHKENT FALSELY ACCUSED OF MURDER EMERGENCY ACTION APPEAL FOR DMITRII FATTAKHOV Last spring, your letters helped to save the life of a Jew who had been falsely accused by local police and prosecutors in Tashkent, Uzbekistan of the murder of an Uzbek youth. After a world-wide campaign during which more than 25,000 letters were sent to Uzbekistan's ambassador to the US and the Procurator General in Tashkent, Iosif Koenov was released and vindicated. Now another Jew has been falsely accused of murder in Tashkent and your help is desperately needed again. This latest innocent target has been beaten and tortured into senselessness while in police custody. The shell of this once vital young man awaits trial on charges of a murder that he did not commit and against which he is incompetent to defend himself. IT IS URGENT THAT YOU SEND TWO LETTERS: One to Ambassador Fatikh Teshabaev, Embassy of Uzbekistan (address below) and one to Buritosh Musafoev, Procurator General [Prosecutor] of Uzbekistan. Because ordinary mail delivery to Uzbekistan takes weeks, we ask that you send your letter to the Procurator c/o UCSJ, Suite 230, 1819 H. Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006. As in the Koenov case, your letters will be sent in bulk by express mail to Tashkent. Please include a copy of your letter to the Ambassador so we will know what he is receiving. If you wish, send both letters to UCSJ and your letter to the ambassador will be forwarded to the embassy for you. A sample letter is included below. THE FACTS OF THE CASE This summary of the case is based upon court records, affidavits, and other information provided by Helene Kenvin, attorney for the accused's family, The Caucasus Network and UCSJ. The Accused: Twenty-three-year-old Dmitrii Gavrilovich Fattakhov is the only son of a single-parent mother. A graduate of the Gagarin Aviation Technical Institute in Tashkent, he worked as a sales clerk on the night shift of a liquor store to earn more money to support his mother. He was active in sports, played the guitar, sang, was an amateur photographer and a student of English and Hebrew. His employers and neighbors testified that he was "disciplined, reliable, creative, extroverted, pleasant, cooperative, modest, respectful, a good student and a very kind and wonderful person." The Victim: Pulat Khamdamov was a neighborhood drunkard, a gambler and extortionist, with a record of criminal convictions. There is evidence that he also may have been a drug dealer. Parts of his mutilated and dismembered body were found in the river. His criminal background and the fact that his arms and hands (which had tattoos that could have been used to identify him) were missing suggest the possibility of a professional hit. The only connection between the victim and Dmitrii was that Khamdamov was an occasional customer at the liquor store in which Dmitrii worked. Dmitrii has no motive for killing this man whom he barely knew. On the night of April 13, 1995, Khamdamov came to the liquor store several times to purchase liquor. He was last seen around 11 PM, when he was drunk and very obstreperous. Dmitrii refused to sell him any more liquor and escorted him out of the store. The prosecution claims that Dmitrii killed Khamdamov with an axe blow to the head. He is alleged to have dismembered the body and, with help of a co-worker, to have put the bloody pieces of the corpse into cloth sacks. He is then said to have taken these sacks to the car of a second co-worker, to have driven with him to a nearby river, and to have tossed the sacks into the river. To the contrary: * There is no physical evidence that this savage and necessarily bloody murder even took place at the liquor store. * There is no forensic evidence that an axe found at a construction site near the liquor store was the murder weapon. * Co-workers and customers who were in the store between 11PM and midnight have testified that no murder took place. * Employees of other stores in the mall testified that there was nothing unusual about the premises the following morning. The manager and cleaning lady of the liquor store both testified that there was no blood in the store and that blood could not have been washed from the floors, which still were covered with dust. * There was no blood found on any of Dmitrii's clothing or in the car allegedly used to transport the dismembered body parts to the river. Witnesses who have offered evidence exonerating Dmitrii are being coerced by authorities to change their stories. They have been summoned repeatedly to the investigator's office. There is word that some of them have been detained for hours and threatened, while others are said to have been beaten and incarcerated for days. HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS Initially, Dmitrii and two Russian co-workers were arrested. All three were brutally tortured until they confessed to their complicity in the crime. They were deprived of food and sleep and repeatedly were kicked and beaten with belts and fists until they lost consciousness. Dmitrii was tortured to the point of imbecility and cannot carry on a simple conversation with his mother or his lawyer. After several weeks of imprisonment and torture, one of the Russians was released from prison. He immediately sent a long letter to the Procurator in Tashkent, in which he recanted the confession that had been beaten from him and completely exonerated Dmitrii. He has not been named in the indictment. To our knowledge, the second Russian co-worker still is in prison. He was named in the indictment as the driver of the car in which Dmitrii allegedly went to the river with the sacks, but was not charged with any crime. Dmitrii has been in police custody since April. As a result of the torture inflicted upon him, he has lost his mind, is in a state of depression and shock. He was in a prison psychiatric hospital from May 24th through July 12th, during which time his lawyer observed him sitting in the corner of the room, naked, with a "wild look" and an "enormous" hematoma on his face. His mother was allowed to see him for the first time on July 12th, when he recognized neither her nor his lawyer, was unable to answer the simplest questions, and refused to eat. Dmitrii's mother says that her "absolutely healthy, merry, strong" son has become "an imbecile who is physically ruined, mentally sick and dying." Nevertheless, prosecution experts found him to be healthy and fit to stand trial. In their statement, the prosecution's consultants noted: "As the materials of the criminal case show, at the moment of committing the crime Fattakhov didn't display the above-mentioned signs of temporary disorder of mental activity." In other words, these "experts" based their decision as to his competence upon an assumption that Dmitrii was guilty and their own fantasy about what took place at the time of the murder! Defense requests for an independent psychiatric examination of Dmitrii have been denied. Conditions of incarceration in the prison where Dmitrii now is being held are execrable. During the summer months, the temperature has been more than 104 degrees. The cells are overcrowded and prisoners must take turns sleeping in an inadequate number of cots. Sanitary conditions are poor. Dmitrii is vulnerable to beatings by other inmates. His life is in danger. There are many parallels to the earlier Koenov case: torture and coerced confessions; involvement of law enforcement officials and courts that would normally not have jurisdiction over the crime; indictment of an innocent man, despite alibis and other compelling contravening evidence; sloppy police work; lack of forensic evidence; targetting of a guiltless Jew for the murder of an Uzbek, perhaps to fan the flames of anti-Semitism in a predominantly Muslim country. THE LIFE OF AN INNOCENT YOUNG JEW DEPENDS ON YOUR RESPONSE TO THIS APPEAL. WE IMPLORE YOU TO RALLY BEHIND THE CAMPAIGN TO SAVE HIM. SAMPLE LETTER Honorable Buritosh Mustafoev Procurator General of Uzbekistan c/o UCSJ, Suite 230, 1819 H. Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006. Re: Dmitrii Gavrilovich Fattakhov Criminal Case No. 2764 Dear Procurator Mustafoev: I am extremely concerned that, once again, local criminal investigators in Tashkent have charged an innocent Jew with murder. It is undeniable that an incredibly savage and bloody murder occurred. However, there is no credible evidence or motive connecting Dmitrii Fattakhov to this crime. The victim was a known drunkard with a long history of criminal misconduct. The accused is a young man of indisputably excellent character who did not know the victim other than as a customer to whom he occasionally had sold liquor. It is inconceivable that Dmitrii would have murdered him with an axe and dismembered his body. Numerous witnesses who were in the store when the crime is alleged to have taken place have testified that it simply did not happen. There is no physical evidence connecting the crime either to the store itself or to the accused. It is bad enough that Dmitrii has been accused of a crime that he did not commit. Worse yet, he has been so severely beaten while in police custody that this once vital and healthy young man now is a broken shell. Although he is incapable of answering the simplest questions and is clearly mentally incompetent as a result of the torture he endured, he still is being forced to stand trial. This is not the first time that local authorities in Tashkent have failed to conduct a serious search for the actual culprit in a murder case, but have chosen instead to charge an innocent Jew from whom they tortured and coerced a sham confession. Several months ago, another Bukharan Jew, Iosef Koenov, was falsely charged with the murder of an Uzbek youth. You and your government interceded with local police and prosecutors to avert a tragic miscarriage of justice in that case. To your credit, Koenov was released and exonerated. I call upon you now to intercede before Dmitrii Fattakhov dies in jail. Allow him to be released to the safety of his home, where he may receive proper medical attention. Take immediate steps to ensure that the persecution of innocent Jews does not continue. Uzbekistan's reputation does not benefit from repeated instances of human rights violations directed at Jews. Your failure to intervene would elevate this case from a local abuse to a national responsibility. I urge you to do whatever is necessary to secure the release and vindication of Dmitrii Fattakhov as quickly as possible. Sincerely, A SIMILAR LETTER SHOULD BE SENT TO: Ambassador Fatikh Teshabaev, Embassy of Uzbekisten, 1511 K Street NW, Suite 623, Washington, DC 20005 P.S. As in the case of Koenov, we are making every effort to save Dmitrii's life. But you should know that the Koenov campaign cost UCSJ thousands of dollars we don't have. Therefore, along with your letters, please send a tax-deductable contribution payable to "UCSJ/Save Dmitrii Campaign" to try to save this boy's life. P.P.S. May you and all you love be inscribed for a year of life and good health and may our combined efforts help to bring about Dmitrii's release and freedom. From root Fri Sep 22 19:15:33 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 22 19:15:32 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 22 Sep 1995 19:15:32 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25293; Fri, 22 Sep 95 18:50:45 -0400 Message-Id: <9509222250.AA25293@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 arl-img-6.compuserve.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16219; Thu, 21 Sep 95 12:01:46 -0400 Received: by arl-img-6.compuserve.com (8.6.10/5.950515) id MAA28689; Thu, 21 Sep 1995 12:01:41 -0400 Date: 21 Sep 95 11:53:25 EDT From: "Irwin . Rappaport" <102020.2552@compuserve.com> To: Info-Russ Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Immigrants in Canada Status: RO I was in South Russia during July and August on a USAID project and was asked, by some people with whom I worked there, about Russian immigrants living in Canada. My new friends in South Russian have an opportunity to emmigrate to Canada next year, but are a bit nervous, frightened about the "unknown", and all the things that must make moving to another country a very frightening experience. I was asked how the Russian immigrants seem to be getting along, their treatment by Canadians, where they live (if there was a particular area they liked) and things like that. Here in the US, there is definitely a Russian community in Brooklyn, and another group seems to have gone to California. Also, the State of Maine appears to have appeal, for vacation (and living, if possible), according to some Russian immigrants friends. But I have not been able to find any specific info on the Canadian situation. It must take a lot of courage to make such a move. Anyway, I told my South Russian friends that I would see what I could find out, and let them know. I was referred to this group, and I'm hoping that there are some folks who can give some brief advice/comments, and/or references to sources of information. Thanks. Irwin Rappaport 102020.2552@compuserve.com From root Fri Sep 22 19:27:05 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 22 19:27:04 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 22 Sep 1995 19:27:04 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25262; Fri, 22 Sep 95 18:49:21 -0400 Message-Id: <9509222249.AA25262@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 gatewy.worldbank.org by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08643; Wed, 20 Sep 95 21:29:29 -0400 Received: from mb.worldbank.org by worldbank.org (PMDF V5.0-4 #7413) id <01HVII1KYNUO003GRF@worldbank.org> for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Wed, 20 Sep 1995 21:26:16 -0400 (EDT) Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 01:25:02 +0000 (GMT) From: Andrey Kushlin 87268 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Club Opening - Washington, DC, Oct.13, 1995 To: INFO-RUSS Posting-Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 01:29:00 +0000 (GMT) Status: RO ------------------------------------------------------------ RUSSIAN CLUB Washington, DC (703) 524-0301 ------------------------------------------------------------ We announce the establishment of the Russian Club, a non-profit, private organization for residents of the Washington metropolitan area from Russia and the former Soviet Union. The Russian Club will offer its members a wealth of activities and benefits including: networking gatherings, cultural events, business and leisure information exchange. The Russian Club is committed to promoting business contacts, developing friendship, and enjoying life. The first meeting will be held at Desiree Club, Four Seasons Hotel, Georgetown, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, on Friday, October 13, 1995, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Formal attire required. Admission fee $5. Self parking available for guests at the hotel lot on 29th Street ($4.50 with validation). The Club guests will include representatives from the American business community, non-profit organizations, foundations, the U.S. Government, and mass media. For more information, please call: Marina Panov (703) 524-0301. ------------------------------------------------------------ From root Fri Sep 22 19:38:04 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 22 19:38:03 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 22 Sep 1995 19:38:03 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25234; Fri, 22 Sep 95 18:46:02 -0400 Message-Id: <9509222246.AA25234@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 stels.infopro.spb.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07206; Wed, 20 Sep 95 02:01:06 -0400 Received: by infopro.spb.su (8.6.12/8.6.12) with UUCP for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Wed, 20 Sep 1995 10:01:02 +0400 Received: by las.spb.su (dMail for DOS v1.23, 15Jun94); Wed, 20 Sep 1995 08:50:33 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: Library of Academy of Sciences (St-Petersburg) Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 08:50:33 +0400 (MSD) From: "Victor P. Zakharov" Subject: INFO-RUSS: a book about A.D.Sakharov Status: RO Maybe, somebody is interested in a new book about A.Sakharov. For any information please write to me. --- Victor Zakharov Russian Academy of Sciences Library Saint-Petersburg Tel: 7-812-213-71-52 Fax: 7-812-218-74-36 E-Mail: vz@las.spb.su ================================================= INFORMACIONNOE PIS'MO K 75-letiju so dnja rozhdenija A. D. Sakharova (21 maja 1996 g.) izdatel'stvo "Praktika" planiruet vypustit' knigu "A.D.S. glazami fizikov. Vospominanija ob Andree Dmitrieviche Sakharove". Obshhij obem knigi - 832 stranicy, predpolagaemaya cena ochen' umerennaya. Uchityvaja nebol'shoj planiruemyj tirazh, nashe izdatel'stvo sobiraet zajavki na knigu uzhe sejchas. Sbornik vkljuchaet stat'i 66 avtorov - v osnovnom uchenykh, rabotavshikh s A.D.Sakharovym, znavshikh ego v raznye periody zhizni. Zdes' i sotrudniki A. D. po rabote v zakrytom atomnom gorode Arzamaz-16, kollegi iz Fizicheskogo instituta RAN, odnokursniki po uchebe v MGU, zarubezhnye uchenye, v tom chisle "otec" amerikanskoj vodorodnoj bomby Ehdvard Teller, laureaty Nobelevskoj premii Arno Penzias, Abdus Salam i Karlo Rubbia. Chast' materialov knigi podkhodit pod rubriku "Teper' ob ehtom mozhno rasskazat'". Sredi nikh - o krupnejshem v istorii ispytanii sverkhmoshhnoj vodorodnoj bomby, o gor'kovskoj ssylke i tragicheskikh mesjacakh golodovok A. D. Sakharova. Sbornik vkljuchaet unikal'nye dokumenty, pis'ma A. D. Sakharova, a takzhe 34 fotografii. Kniga podgotovlena v Otdelenii teoreticheskoj fiziki Fizicheskogo instituta im. P. N. Lebedeva RAN, v kotorom A.D.Sakharov rabotal v techenie mnogikh let. Redakcionnyj sovet: akad. L.V.Keldysh - predsedatel', B.L.Al'tshuler, B.M.Bolotovskij, I.M.Dremin, V.Ja.Fajnberg. ====================================================================== From root Fri Sep 22 22:13:44 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 22 22:13:43 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 22 Sep 1995 22:13:43 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25482; Fri, 22 Sep 95 19:39:04 -0400 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25447; Fri, 22 Sep 95 19:34:59 -0400 Message-Id: <9509222334.AA25447@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Fri, 22 Sep 95 19:34:58 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Shanah tova & www INFO-RUSS home page Status: RO Dear folks, Shanah tova to those of you who know the meaning of it, and a happy New Year (Jewish style, of course) for the rest of you. (This is what is good about multiculture: you have a plenty of New Years to celebrate: regular western, Jewish, Russian Orthodox, Muslim, Buddist, what have you..:-). Anyway, shanah tova umatuka! Now, a little present to you from this coordinator, on the occasion. Everything is getting so darn modernized, hard to follow this compu-civilization... But you've got to try, right? So here you are: I am opening a home page on Worldwide Web (www) for info-russ. This is URL (www address) for INFO-RUSS: You may also get there via my personal home page (or, with some browsers, more detailed: ). Once you've got into my personal home page, click on "community activities" or directly on "info-russ mailing list". It is preferable that you go via my personal home page (instead of getting directly to info-russ page), since most likely I'll be shuffling the files around (and thus, the address of IR-page may change), while my home page will stay put. INFO-RUSS page is still under development, but you will find a plenty of stuff put by me there already. It has IR-archive (at least for this year), brief info on the IR-list, subscription info, IR-rules, some selected postings, etc. Enjoy it (I didn't, sigh). FizTech alumni can also find a similar page for "FizTech-abroad" list via my personal home page. My best, --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator www site address: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan From root Sat Sep 23 19:12:38 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Sep 23 19:12:36 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 23 Sep 1995 19:12:36 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03262; Sat, 23 Sep 95 17:28:44 -0400 Message-Id: <9509232128.AA03262@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 cu4700.cua.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03206; Sat, 23 Sep 95 17:13:39 -0400 Received: from CU4700.CUA.EDU by CU4700.CUA.EDU (PMDF V4.3-10 #9933) id <01HVMG2IJZC08WW9P1@CU4700.CUA.EDU>; Sat, 23 Sep 1995 17:13:11 -0400 (EDT) Date: Sat, 23 Sep 1995 17:13:11 -0400 (EDT) From: KNYAZEV@CUA.EDU Subject: INFO-RUSS: Any info about corresponding schools? To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: RO Dear fellow networkers, Does anybody know any corresponding schools for children here in US? Or, maybe, elsewhere in the world but still possible to use from here (e-mail, regular mail)? I and some of my friends are interested in such schools that would help with subjects like Russian language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, History etc. Something like ZFTSh in the ex-USSR (Zaochnaya Fiziko-Matematicheskaya Shkola), but not necessarily only in Physics and Math. We are interested in programs for kids of all ages. I would greatly appreciate ANY information and advice about (possible) existence of such correspondence schools. Please, reply directly to me (at knyazev@cua.edu). Thank you. P.S. In case I get a positive and comprehensive info, I will verify it and post it here (as requested by the IR-coordinator). Vadim D. Knyazev The Catholic University of America Department of Chemistry Washington, DC 20064 (202) 319-5383; fax:(202) 319-5381 knyazev@cua.edu From root Mon Sep 25 19:38:25 1995 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Sep 25 19:38:24 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 25 Sep 1995 19:38:24 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19857; Mon, 25 Sep 95 17:46:57 -0400 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from emout04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11810; Sun, 24 Sep 95 21:32:31 -0400 Received: by emout04.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id VAA24769 for INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Sun, 24 Sep 1995 21:28:15 -0400 Date: Sun, 24 Sep 1995 21:28:15 -0400 From: VipEC@aol.com Message-Id: <950924212813_107914479@emout04.mail.aol.com> To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian-American Business Conference Status: RO Hello, I know this is very late to make this announcement, but I was just made aware of it myself and many of you may already know about it. But for those who don't here it is. In Birmingham Alabama from this Wednesday September 27, there will be what is now called the largest ever Russian Business conference. There will be over 1,000 Russian business leaders and over 1,500 American business leaders discussing opportunities with each other. If you have any interest in more details the english speaking contact phone number is (205)822-9500 and the Russian contact would be (205) (205) 307-3073. You may contact me at vipec@aol.com for any other types of information. If anybody is near the Birmingham area and can provide translation services, I'm sure you could be in demand. I think they have lined up 150 or so, which is not many at all. When I was in Siberia this summer, we had 1 translator for every two of us and frequently that was not enough. Thanks you George Mizzell Engineered Concepts From root Wed Sep 27 19:00:47 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 27 19:00:45 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 27 Sep 1995 19:00:45 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06374; Wed, 27 Sep 95 17:22:32 -0400 Message-Id: <9509272122.AA06374@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from yoda.nidr.nih.gov by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19880; Tue, 26 Sep 95 16:52:15 -0400 Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 16:52:09 -0400 (EDT) From: ivanov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Please help on Sasha Tarelkin's address Status: RO If anybody knows how to reach Alexander Tarelkin, who graduated from Chemical Department of the Leningrade State University in 1983 and now resides somewhere in NY area, please, let me know his phone number or let him know my e-mail. Thanks in advance. Boris Ivanov From root Fri Sep 29 22:27:09 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 29 22:27:07 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 29 Sep 1995 22:27:07 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01151; Fri, 29 Sep 95 20:14:03 -0400 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from cu.nih.gov by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13674; Thu, 28 Sep 95 10:30:24 -0400 Message-Id: <9509281430.AA13674@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Olga Epelboim" Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 10:28:48 EDT Subject: INFO-RUSS: THE NAME OF THE SONG Status: RO Hi, Info-Russ netters, does anyone remember the melody, sounded every evening on Moscow TV (those, who watch russian hour here, told, it was still there) during weather broadcast? All I know, it's french, but will appreciate, if someone sends to me the name of the composer and/or the name of this thing.

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From root Sun Oct 1 01:26:03 1995 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Oct 1 01:26:02 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 1 Oct 1995 01:26:02 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09528; Sat, 30 Sep 95 23:09:26 -0400 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from CP.Duluth.MN.US by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09030; Sat, 30 Sep 95 16:58:01 -0400 Received: from [204.220.140.125] (S25.CP.Duluth.MN.US [204.220.140.125]) by CP.Duluth.MN.US (8.6.9/8.6.9) with SMTP id PAA08324 for ; Sat, 30 Sep 1995 15:57:53 -0500 Message-Id: <199509302057.PAA08324@CP.Duluth.MN.US> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Sat, 30 Sep 1995 16:00:49 +0300 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: sgybin@cp.duluth.mn.us (Alexander Gybin) Subject: INFO-RUSS: est' li gde kachestvennye fil'my? Status: RO Hi, Info-Russ netters, does anyone knows where to get (here, in US) movies from Russia and Eastern Europe (Czech, Polish...)? It would not matter what is the system: PAL/SECAM or NTSC, the only criterion is quality of the image (and sound). English subtitles are a plus. The quality of the movies I've bought through advertisements in "Novoye Russkoye Slovo" or "Vestnik" are beneath any criticism. Are there any credible company/ies that distribute/sell high quality movies ? Any information on that issue would be greatly appreciated. Alex Gybin From root Mon Oct 2 19:30:41 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Oct 2 19:30:40 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 2 Oct 1995 19:30:40 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26315; Mon, 2 Oct 95 17:44:45 -0400 Message-Id: <9510022144.AA26315@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 Veblen.ACNS.Carleton.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26251; Mon, 2 Oct 95 17:16:43 -0400 Received: from Nemec-Ignashev.ModLang.carleton.edu ("port 1027"@Nemec-Ignashev.ModLang.Carleton.edu) by carleton.edu (PMDF V4.3-10 #9207) id <01HVYYPNLW5C8X35AV@carleton.edu>; Mon, 02 Oct 1995 16:16:27 -0500 (CDT) Date: Mon, 02 Oct 1995 16:16:27 -0500 (CDT) From: DIGNASHE@carleton.edu (Diane Nemec-Ignashev) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Okazija, anyone? To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT Status: RO Is anyone coming to US from Moscw (by way of Moscow) soon? I need to receive my priglashenie-izveshchenie, but we don't want to trust Sovok mail. Any helpers? Ciao D. Nemec Ignashev 507-663-4236 Diane Nemec Ignashev Dept. of German & Russian Carleton College Northfield, MN 55057 507-663-4236 From root Tue Oct 3 19:38:53 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 3 19:38:52 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 3 Oct 1995 19:38:52 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05012; Tue, 3 Oct 95 19:10:03 -0400 Message-Id: <9510032310.AA05012@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 sunset.backbone.olemiss.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26858; Mon, 2 Oct 95 23:47:58 -0400 Received: by sunset.backbone.olemiss.edu (950215.SGI.8.6.10/930416.SGI) id WAA10103; Mon, 2 Oct 1995 22:47:53 -0500 Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 22:47:52 -0500 (CDT) From: azret stanislavovich kalmykov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: kabardians Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: RO Hi,people! I am looking for Kabardians anywhere in the world. These are people who live in Kabardino-Balkaria republik in Russia. I am one of them and want to get in touch with them here in the U.S. As far as I know most of them live in New York area (Paterson) and California. I would appreciate any kind of information . Thank you. Azret Kalmykov From root Tue Oct 3 19:52:58 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 3 19:52:58 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 3 Oct 1995 19:52:58 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05025; Tue, 3 Oct 95 19:10:48 -0400 Message-Id: <9510032310.AA05025@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 cellbio.wustl.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04908; Tue, 3 Oct 95 18:09:48 -0400 Received: from harrislab ([128.252.206.59]) by cellbio.wustl.edu (8.6.8.1/8.6.6) with SMTP id RAA08741; Tue, 3 Oct 1995 17:07:09 -0500 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Tue, 03 Oct 1995 17:08:34 -0600 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: goro@cellbio.wustl.edu (Alexander Gorodinsky) Subject: INFO-RUSS: ischu poeta, bolshogo i chistogo... Status: RO Dear netters, A friend of mine is wondering if anybody on INFO-RUSS >knows the >whereabouts of Mikhail Gendelev, who's a poet and who lives in >Israel. He's her college friend. If anyone can help please respond to me directly. Alexander Gorodinsky Department of Cell Biology and Physiology Washington University School of Medicine 660 Euclid Ave., Box. 8228 St. Louis, MO 63110 tel. (314) 362-3542 fax. (314) 362-7463 From root Tue Oct 3 22:33:55 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 3 22:33:55 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 3 Oct 1995 22:33:55 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05148; Tue, 3 Oct 95 19:41:29 -0400 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05121; Tue, 3 Oct 95 19:39:46 -0400 Message-Id: <9510032339.AA05121@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Tue, 3 Oct 95 19:39:45 EDT X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Grain Harvest Lowest in 30 years Status: RO MOSCOW (Reuter) - Russia's drought-hit 1995 grain harvest will be the lowest in three decades but the state has no cash to pay for imports, Agriculture Minister Alexander Nazarchuk said Tuesday. He told a news conference this year's grain output would probably be 65-66 million tonnes, down from 81.3 million in 1994 and the lowest since the 1965 harvest of 66.3 million tonnes. From root Sat Oct 7 22:38:55 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Oct 7 22:38:54 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 7 Oct 1995 22:38:54 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07419; Sat, 7 Oct 95 19:45:22 -0400 Message-Id: <9510072345.AA07419@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 voa2.VOA.GOV by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29201; Fri, 6 Oct 95 17:01:42 -0400 Received: from voa6.VOA.GOV ([152.75.16.6]) by voa2.VOA.GOV (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA20626; Fri, 6 Oct 95 17:01:36 EDT Date: 6 Oct 95 16:52:24 From: ILYA_LEVIN@TV.USIA.VOA.GOV Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for an Old Friend To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: RO Dear fellow-netters in Israel. does anyone know the present whereabouts of Yakov Rivkin who emigrated from Leningrad to Israel in the 1970s and used to live in Asur? I would appreciate any information about him. Thank you. Ilya Levin ILYA_LEVIN@TV.USIA.VOA.GOV From root Sun Oct 8 13:26:02 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Oct 8 13:25:58 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 8 Oct 1995 13:25:58 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15050; Sun, 8 Oct 95 12:46:05 -0400 Message-Id: <9510081646.AA15050@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 emout05.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14702; Sun, 8 Oct 95 08:10:40 -0400 Received: by emout05.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id IAA22257 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Sun, 8 Oct 1995 08:10:39 -0400 Date: Sun, 8 Oct 1995 08:10:39 -0400 From: FarizRZA@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Translating question Status: RO Dear friends. I need to know an English word for Russian word GYURZA. It is a venomous snake (serpent) inhabitant in Central Asia (Srednyaya Aziya). I was offered a word VIPER but however I could find the word gyurza in none of my Russian - English dictionaries and viper stands for GADYUKA in English - Russian dictionary. Sorry for such a snaky question :-) and thank you in advance. Yours, Fariz Rzayev P.O. Box 281 Hummelstown, Pennsylvania 17036-0281, the U.S.A. Tel.: +1(717)566-4735 Fax : +1(717)566-1786 Telex: 192463063 World Trade Center Code: MFRZ info@midnightstar.com president@midnightstar.com From root Sun Oct 8 13:50:17 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Oct 8 13:50:14 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 8 Oct 1995 13:50:14 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15013; Sun, 8 Oct 95 12:42:28 -0400 Message-Id: <9510081642.AA15013@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 mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13293; Wed, 4 Oct 95 15:59:49 -0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa06611; 4 Oct 95 22:39 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v6.14g, 08Sep95) id AA01994; Wed, 4 Oct 1995 22:35:49 +0300 (MSK) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: sch57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 22:35:48 +0300 (MSK) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Pelena molchanija Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Status: RO Pelena molchanija Hi folks! 4/10/1995 Snachala - soobschenie korrespondenta "Komsomol'skoj pravdy" i "Svobody" v Chechne Aleksandra Evtushenko. V krupnom pogranichnom s Ingushetiej sele Sernovodsk skopilos', vmeste s bezhencami iz gorodov i sel Central'noj Chechni, okolo 40,000 chelovek. V sele est' otrjad samooborony iz 15 chelovek i starosta, zanimajuschij svoj post neskol'ko let. Selo bylo zanjato russkimi vojskami bez boja v pervye chasy vojny. Uzhe bol'she nedeli selo okruzheno bol'shoj massoj vojsk, vkljuchaja bronetehniku. Neskol'ko raz pred'javljalis' ul'timatumy - sdat' ogromnoe kolichestvo oruzhija, inache budet shturm. V poslednie den'-dva ustanovlena plotnaja blokada, ne propuskajutsja avtomobili mestnyh zhitelej. Zhenschiny i stariki sutkami sidjat v piketah na puti ozhidaemogo dvizhenija tankov. Ljudi ochen' napugany i ukazyvajut na shodstvo s nachalom znamenitogo pogroma v Samashkah. Predpolagajut, chto proishodjaschee svjazano s tem, chto Sernovodsk - krupnejshij naselennyj punkt Chechni, gde ne udalos' sozdat' marionetochnye organy vlasti. Kommentarij, kotoryj ja hotel by dobavit', takov. Naibolee zloveschaja chast' proishodjaschego - polnoe molchanie rossijskih sredstv informacii (radio, TV i ezhednevnyh gazet). Nel'zja skazat', chtoby oni sovsem ne soobschali o Chechne - naoborot. Sejchas, naprimer, vse usilenno obsuzhdajut sluh, chto Lobov otkryl rashischenie rossijskimi chinovnikami 700 mlrd rub. iz 2 trill. vydelennyh na rekonstrukciju, i imenno poetomu ego pytalis' vzorvat' bomboj v Groznom. Kazhdyj chechenskij blok novostej otkryvaetsja soobschenijami tipa "segodnja pozicii rossijskih vojsk v Chechne obstreljany boevikami XX raz" (gde 10From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Oct 9 20:04:15 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 9 Oct 1995 20:04:15 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23643; Mon, 9 Oct 95 16:58:34 -0400 Message-Id: <9510092058.AA23643@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 mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23460; Mon, 9 Oct 95 15:09:32 -0400 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa16173; 9 Oct 95 22:09 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v6.14g, 08Sep95) id AA25080; Mon, 9 Oct 1995 21:50:23 +0300 (MSK) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Mon, 9 Oct 95 21:50:22 +0400 (MSD) Subject: INFO-RUSS: my US travel report (23 kb long) Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Status: RO ----------------------------------------------------- Ja blagodarju vseh, kto sdelal vozmozhnoj moju poezdku. Prezhde vsego - Sashu Kaplana, kotoryj ne tol'ko pridumal etu poezdku, no i probil ee - v bukval'nom smysle. Cherez ljudskuju apatiju i cherez Gosdep. Zatem - Maksima Poljashenko i Volodju Shandera, zatrativshih kuchu sil i vremeni na organizaciju, sostavlenie raspisanij i planov. A vremja, kak ja ponjal v Amerike, dorozhe deneg. Nakonec, vseh, kto menja prinimal, i vseh, kto hotel prinjat', no ne smog, i teh, kto pomog finansovo, i teh, kto pomog moral'no. Vseh, kto pokazyval mne stranu, kto sporil ili soglashalsja so mnoj, sprashival i slushal. Sasha mnogo raz govoril mne, chto nahodit menja holodnym i skovannym v vyrazhenii chuvstva blagodarnosti vam. Delo, vidimo, v tom, chto mne ne hvataet voobrazhenija otnesti vashi chuvstva k svoej osobe. Mne kazhetsja, chto vashe vnimanie ko mne otrazhaet vashu ljubov' k svobode Rossii - i vot za eto ja vam blagodaren osobo. Nakonec, ja hochu poblagodarit' opjat' Sashu Kaplana i Serezhu Burkova, sdelavshih moj slabyj golos slyshnym! ---------------------------------------------------------------- Bloknot s pereputannymi stranichkami Dazhe samye neverojatnye idei poroj realizujutsja. Tak sluchilos' s ideej Sashi Kaplana - priglasit' menja v Ameriku, tak skazat', dat' vozmozhnost' posmotret' v glaza svoim chitateljam (hotja usilijami Borisa Vejcmana, peresylavshego moi teksty v Usenet, nekotoroe kolichestvo chitatelej okazalos' i v Rossii). I vot, blagodarja moim novym druz'jam, blagodarja ih pozhertvovanijam - ne tol'ko deneg, no i vremeni i usilij - ja edu! 1 Obraz Ameriki v moem soznanii nachal dvoitsja i rasplyvat'sja esche do nachala poezdki. Problemy s vizoj, reshennye tol'ko bol'shim naprjazheniem Sashinyh sil - okazyvaetsja, chelovek moego vozrasta i pola dolzhen imet' otlichnuju kreditnuju istoriju, podtverzhdennuju solidnym bankom, esli hochet poluchit' gostevuju vizu obychnym porjadkom. Prihoditsja poluchat' ee po blatu. Radostnyj mig poluchenija omrachaetsja preduprezhdeniem na bjurokraticheskom anglijskom, chto viza sama po sebe v'ezda ne garantiruet i immigracionnaja sluzhba vprave ee annulirovat' vo vsjakoe vremja. V samolete chitaju tamozhennuju deklaraciju i nachinaju ponimat', chto polovina moego rjukzaka trebuet diskussii s tamozhnej. Kuda ja v konce koncov lechu - v policejskoe gosudarstvo? Vpechatlenie usilivaetsja v terminale "Del'ty" - beskonechnaja ochered', snujuschie ljudi v forme, krichat deti... Kogo-to zabirajut. Odnako razgovor s immigracionnym oficerom zanimaet men'she minuty, tamozhnja voobsche ne hochet smotret' moi veschi, i ja vyvalivajus' v zharkij (no ne posle vygorevshej etim letom Moskvy!) n'jujorkskij den' - chtoby nadolgo, do Kalifornii (no ob etom nizhe) bol'she ne uvidet' blizko cheloveka v forme. 2 Sovremennoe "Sheremet'evo" - strannoe mesto. Po sravneniju s sovetskimi vremenami (ja vesnoj 1990 uletal otsjuda v Izrail') eto stal standartnyj, roskoshnyj, sverkajuschij mezhdunarodnyj aviaterminal - ugly, lestnicy, podsobki kotorogo zapolneny bezhencami iz stran Tret'ego mira. Ljudi mesjacami zhivut v tranzitnoj zone, potomu chto vyjti v gorod - znachit, stat' nelegal'nymi immigrantami i podpast' pod deportaciju. Zdes' prohodit Granica - bolee svjaschennaja i neprikosnovennaja, chem vo vremena zheleznogo zanavesa, granica sytogo i chistogo mira, poslednij rubezh, na kotoroj mozhno uderzhat' val neblagopoluchija, goloda i nasilija. 3 Aeroflot usilenno pytaetsja "sootvetstvovat' standartam" i konkurirovat' ne tol'ko nizkimi cenami. Personal proshel perepodgotovku na "Del'te" i dovol'no kompetenten, samolet - "Boeing-767" (vtoroj svezhesti), v polete krutjat kino. Obed sostoit iz zapadnyh produktov, vkusen, obilen - no vse zhe chem-to (mozhet byt', sostavom bljud?) neulovimo napominaet rejs Moskva-Tashkent, na kotorom ja mnogo poletal v inye gody. No russkie umel'cy blohu podkujut tak, chto ona pljasat' perestanet - u kresla szadi menja sloman mehanizm spinki. Stjuart vsju dorogu pytaetsja ee chinit' (a passazhir disciplinirovanno stoit pri etom), no uvy... (na obratnom puti u menja ne rabotali naushniki). Tem ne menee konkurencija razvivaetsja uspeshno, i vot gor'kie plody uspeha - zanjaty 100% mest, nekuda peresadit' etogo passazhira, nekuda peresadit' zhenschinu iz kurjaschego salona. Da, eti kurjaschie salony! Oni est' na samolete Aeroflota, no est' i groznye, so shtrafami v $2000 preduprezhdenija v tualete - chtoby russkij chelovek privykal k Amerike zaranee. Ja i privykal, da tak uspeshno, chto kogda letel obratno, mne v salone dlja kurjaschih sdelalos' durno. 4 Letajte v Ameriku Boingom! Ja ne o komforte, a o marshrute - Norvegija, Grenlandija, Poljarnyj schit, Kanada, Novaja Anglija, Long-Ajlend. Esli povezet s pogodoj, mozhno koe-chto uvidet' i ponjat' ... pro Rossiju. Delo v tom, chto s 9 km Central'naja Rossija i Evropa vygljadjat pohozhe, i nel'zja ponjat', chto po Karpatam prohodit granica civilizacij. A vot Amerika, kogda vletaesh' v nee s severa, otkryvaetsja so strannoj storony. Ona - udivitel'no pustaja. Snachala chas letish' nad poljarnoj pustynej, nad pakovym l'dom u berega i zamerzshimi ozerami (eto vse 17 ijunja), potom iz-pod snega pokazyvaetsja zelen'. I vot - tajga. I - dva pochti chasa cheshesh' nad neju. I koe-chto delaetsja strannym: a gde zhe ljudi? Izredka - odinokij dom, kusochek ochischennoj ot lesa territorii, lesnaja doroga. Da u nas zdes' vse by raspahali davnym-davno, esche let 300 nazad. A to-to i ono - esche ne uspeli. Molodaja, vyhodit, kul'tura. Novaja Anglija esche ne vygljadit sverhu ochen' zaselennoj. Tol'ko nad Long-Ajlendom, primerno ot serediny ego, nachinaesh' chuvstvovat' priblizhenie Bol'shogo Jabloka. 5 Kto hochet poljubit' Bagdad-na-Gudzone, vyberite drugoj marshrut priezda. Ja voshel v Gorod cherez vorota JFK, i ja uzhe nikogda ne poljublju ego - a zhalko. Pejzazh okrestnostej aeroporta napominaet okrestnosti konclagerja. Dazhe kakie-to koljuchie kustarniki, diko rastuschie na jakoby gazonah - nigde bol'she ni v NY, nigde v Amerike ne videl takogo. Strana absoljutnoj steril'nosti sredy, gde ne mojut ruk pered edoj (i podzaletajut na etom, popav v Sovok ili dazhe Evropu) - i vdrug eti kusty, pyl', musor, nesomyj vetrom... Mne ob'jasnili, chto v Amerike chisto ne potomu, chto ne sorjat, a potomu, chto ubirajut (vopreki sovetskomu lozungu) - a vokrug aeroporta kak by eto nikomu ne nuzhno. Nu i propagandnyh prichin (vitrina Ameriki!) v svobodnoj strane net. Gorod etot prekrasen i dostoin, povtorjus', ljubvi. On krasiv toj samoj krasotoj, kakoj mogut byt' krasivy les ili gora. Obzyvavshie ego kamennymi dzhungljami - ne shibko pogreshili. Eto gorod, sposobnyj udovletvorit' vzyskatel'nogo cheloveka - ja zhil v Parizhe i Ierusalime, no kollekcija Flika ili Closters - radi etogo evropejcu stoit peresech' okean. No chto-to glozhet... 6 V Bol'shom Jabloke - chervotochina. Kak mozhno terpet' n'jujorkskoe metro? Ja ponimaju, Moskva i Parizh - goroda totalitarno-socialisticheskie (s tochki zrenija amerikanskoj modeli svobodnogo predprinimatel'stva - v odinakovoj stepeni), Moskva k tomu zhe men'she. Tak chto primer ih obrazcovogo, po sravneniju s etim, metro - nam ne primer (ja esche togda ne videl prekrasnogo metro drugih amerikanskih gorodov). No vse zhe - u ljubogo moskvicha volosy stanut dybom pri slovah "poltora chasa do centra, dva s polovinoj do drugoj okrainy, tri peresadki..." Beskonechnyj remont mostov, beskonechnye avarii. Chto, nel'zja potratit' eti zhe den'gi (nu, chut' bol'shie) na perestrojku peresadochnyh stancij, na dublirovanie samyh ustarelyh linij (s radiusami izgiba porjadka dliny vagona), na izmenenie topologii seti, nakonec? Pohozhe, nel'zja. Kakoj-to paralich obschej voli. 7 Kogda menja sprashivajut, kak ja ezzhu - bol'no programma naprjazhennaja, ja vsem otvechaju zagotovlennoj frazoj: "Splju v avtobusah, obedaju v samoletah". Na samom dele ni razu za vremja prebyvanija v Amerike v avtobuse ja ne usnul - vidimo, ne otpuskalo nervnoe naprjazhenie (v Moskve prospal dva dnja s pereryvami na neskol'ko chasov; potom zhena razbudila i prizvala k vypolneniju otcovskogo dolga). Potrenirovavshis' na avtobuse NY - New Brunswick (raz opozdal, vtoroj raz popal), nauchajus' pol'zovat'sja avtoterminalom (bez guru - ne sovetuju). Pered tem, pravda, nabljudal i prisutstvoval pri processe vymiranija amerikanskih zheleznyh dorog. Prigorodnyj poezd po Long-Ajlendu, stanovjas' ot peresadki k peresadke vse koroche, v nekotoryj moment prevratilsja v avtobus, pokativshij po shosse s zaezdami k pustym platformam nerabotajuschej elektrichki. Nu vot, opyt est', mozhno ehat' v Boston. 8 Boston obernulsja ko mne prichudlivym bokom - tak chto poroj ego delalos' ne otlichit' ot Moskvy moej molodosti - ne real'noj, konechno, a dremnoj grezy. Delo ne tol'ko v aromate Cambridge'skoj storony, schemjaschego serdca vida na gorod (esli, konechno, smotret' ne na samyj downtown) s mostov cherez Charles, ili pjatietazhno-kirpichnyh Cheremushek Brooklyne. Delo, skoree, v tom sociume, kotoryj narastili v etom "edinstvennom evropejskom gorode Ameriki" mestnye russkie. Moskovskie kuhonnye posidelki - pravda, v gostinoj, chto idet im na pol'zu i lishnij raz dokazyvaet, chto duhovnost' ne est' prosto drugoe nazvanie kvartirnoj bednosti. Mne, vprochem, eto auknulos'. "Shel na parti, a popal v partiju". Bostonskie druz'ja priglasili na vecherinku, a etak za polden' v tot zhe den' organizator poradoval soobscheniem, chto nado rasskazat' gostjam o svoej "pravozaschitnoj dejatel'nosti". I chto budut E. i A., patriarhi pravozaschitnogo dvizhenija (pisatelja Kovrigina, vospetogo pokojnym Dovlatovym - on tozhe bostonec - odnako, ne budet, tak chto po stenke menja vse zhe ne razmazhut). S E. ja byl "znakom" voobsche tol'ko po dissidentskomu fol'kloru, chto zhe kasaetsja A., to ego knigi ja chital i dazhe imel po etomu povodu besedu so sledovatelem (- Vy knigu A. "Kak _ne_ byt' svidetelem chitali?" - "Kak _byt'_ svidetelem". Net, ne chital. - ???!!) Spravilsja s problemoj s prisuschim mne nahal'stvom, nachav, estestvenno, s etoj istorii i skromnogo zajavlenija, chto v samom bredovom sne mne snilos', chto ja budu proiznosit' lekciju pered "uchiteljami moih uchitelej". Patriarhi vrode ostalis' dovol'ny, a neobhodimyj po zhanru moskovskih posidelok tjagomotno-bessmyslennyj spor ("Rossija - Rossija - Rossija - Rossija - evrei - chechency - El'cin - El'cin - vse - vse - vse -vse Dostoevskij predskazal") proizoshel s chelovekom mne neizvestnym i bolee molodym. Kak vsegda, trebovali prezhde chem kritikovat', sostavit' podrobnuju programmu SVOIH pravitel'stvennyh dejstvij. Tak zdorovo mne s 91 goda ne bylo! 9 "Eti doma stojat 400,000-600,000". Eti slova ja slyshal potom mnogo raz, postepenno oni stali zvuchat' svoego roda refrenom k teme "Russkaja Amerika", no v Bostone ja uslyshal ih vpervye. Uslyshal ot cheloveka, zhivo napomnivshego mne drugie posidelki - ierusalimskie, s ih chut' li ne gospodstvujuschej temoj - kak pravil'no my postupili (tri vosklicatel'nyh znaka). On vozil menja po ocharovatel'nym bostonskim prigorodam, rasskazyval o nih, a v promezhutke my besedovali o tom, chto v Amerike - vse samoe luchshee! Pervyj sort. Tut ja i uslyshal pro doma za ... dollarov. Moj drug sam zhivet ne hilo - sobstvennyj dom (nebol'shoj, pravda) s krasivym uchastkom v prestizhnejshem iz blizhnih prigorodov, no eta tema ego zanimala i volnovala. Tol'ko potom ja stal dogadyvat'sja, chto nachav zarabatyvat', s'ehav iz s'emnoj kvartiry i ne ugodiv v subsidirovannuju, russkij vkljuchaetsja v gonku za edinstvenno znachimym prestizhnym znakom (tochnee, znakom statusa) v srednem klasse - horoshim domom v bogatom belom rajone (zhelatel'no - evrejskom). Gonku tem bolee tjazheluju, chto korennye amerikancy nahodjatsja v zavedomo luchshih startovyh uslovijah. Prihoditsja rabotat' v desjat' raz luchshe i bol'she ih (rabotajut li amerikancy? polozhitel'nyj otvet s uverennost'ju ne daet nikto), prihoditsja izo vseh sil ljubit' novuju rodinu - chtoby motivacija byla sil'nee. V rezul'tate razgil'djajskoe otnoshenie k zhizni, stol' svojstvennoe nam v Rossii - i legko daruemoe bogatoj Amerikoj svoim balovannym synov'jam - okazyvaetsja ne dlja nih. Oni sotvorili sebe v Amerike osobuju stranu, i ne skazat', chtoby ee obraz menja veselil. 10 Pospali - pora poobedat'. Za kakovoj nuzhdoj sazhus' v samolet blagodetel'nicy-Del'ty i lechu v Kaliforniju. Nemolodye stjuardessy (na glaz let 55) pochemu-to prinimajutsja imenno menja opekat' i nepreryvno nalivajut chaj (a davaja prohladitel'noe, snachala sprashivajut pro led, a ne sypjat ne sprashivaja). Vot ja ocherednoj raz stolknulsja s eroziej nekoego apriornogo obraza Ameriki (skoree vsego, literaturno-kinoshnogo). Vo-pervyh, v voobrazhaemoj Amerike sovetskogo cheloveka pozhilyh stjuardess ne byvaet. Vo-vtoryh, ljubaja sluchajnaja vyborka amerikancev takaja "prijatno-smugljavaja". Tak vot, figu. Ni sredi stjuardess, ni sredi passazhirov net NI ODNOGO, kak polagaetsja govorit', afroamerikanca. "A negry..." - govorju ja v odnom razgovore (po-russki). Sobesednica (nervno ogljadyvajas'): "Govori <>." "Po-russki?" - izumljajus' ja. "Vse ravno, a to ONI uslyshat..." Eto obstojatel'stvo menja izrjadno zaintrigovalo, i ja stal osmatrivat'sja. Net, nikakih "chernyh muzhchin" i "chernyh zhenschin" ni sredi stjuardess, ni sredi passazhirov. Tol'ko na rejse Atlanta - Washington DC (dva sovershenno chernyh goroda) byla odna chernaja stjuardessa (effektnaja krasavica - obsluzhivala salon 1 klassa) i neskol'ko chernyh passazhirov. Odin sidel rjadom so mnoj i chital zhurnal "Black Enterprise" - kak vynut' iz pravitel'stva dotacii i subsidii. Nemnogo pogovoriv s druz'jami, teper' znaju, kakuju ogneopasnuju temu zatragivaju, tak chto smenju plastinku. 11 V Kalifornii lovjat "bombera". Poluchaju rjukzak v aeroportu - pahnet razlitym lekarstvom. Uletaju - prosjat Aj-Di. V Amerike tak bystro ot etogo otvykaesh', chto terjaesh'sja. Devushka latinskoj nacional'nosti v znachke kakoj-to iz policij dolgo izuchaet moju vizu (ne obraschaja nikakogo vnimanija na drugie stranicy moego krasnokozhego), zatem sprashivaet, est' li u menja kakoe-nibud' drugoe udostoverenie. Otryvistym zlobnym tonom cheloveka, prava kotorogo poprany, laju, chto netu, i idu v samolet. I dumaju: sovsem oborzel Suhanov, kakie takie prava ty uspel navoobrazhat' za dve nedeli? Ili tebja nikogda ne stavili rakom - rukami v stenu, nikogda ne tykali v lico ukorochennyj avtomat? A zdes' esli chem i tykali, to zhenskoj grud'ju. Sovsem ne ukorochennoj. Na samom dele eto problema standartov, prichem ja k horoshemu privykaju bystro. A vot k plohomu ne mogu privyknut' godami. Odin moj drug, poklonnik nyneshnego rossijskogo pravitel'stva - sam on zhivet v Izraile - sprosil menja kak-to, neuzheli mne pri sovke ni razu ne dovelos' popast' v uchastok, ili podvergnut'sja shmonu? Ja povspominal i otvetil: net, za 34 goda pri pravlenii kommunistov ja ni razu ne smotrel v dulo avtomata. Odin dopros, odno zaderzhanie na ulice dlja proverki dokumentov (ment shepotom - odnimi gubami - skazal "ja eto delaju po IH prikazu"), odna inscenirovka kvartirnoj krazhi (fotoapparatura moja ih interesovala). I ja horosho znal, za chto i pochemu, chto, konechno, oblegchaet zhizn'. A kogda ja uletal iz San Francisco, menja policai voobsche ne posadili v samolet. Ochen' vezhlivo poprosili podozhdat', i stali "razbirat'sja". Vse vnutrennosti slipajutsja, i bol'she ne chuvstvuesh' sebja chelovekom. Eti hot', v otlichie ot russkih, pasport ne otbirajut. Uletel, konechno - poslednim vbezhal v samolet. 12 "Vybiraju derevnju na zhitel'stvo". Esli dovedetsja zhit' v Amerike, hotel by zhit' v odnom iz dvuh protivopolozhnyh geograficheski i vo vseh drugih smyslah gorodov - Boston ili San Francisco. Oba oni prekrasny, a Boston esche i sorazmeren svoim masshtabom moej dushe. U vtorogo - besspornoe liderstvo po krasote pejzazha, prekrasnoj prirode i klimate. Hotja v celom menja Kalifornija ne vpechatlila. Priroda, konechno, no eto mozhno skazat' o ljubom shtate - s chem v Amerike zamechatel'no, eto s ee prirodoj. A obraz zhizni... Est' chto-to strannoe v kalifornijskih domah - ja imeju v vidu te samye "prigorody", kotorye ugrozhajut vzorvat' avtory aljapovatyh listovok na grjaznyh ulicah depressivnyh rajonov. Ot standartnogo - krasivogo - domika predstavitelja srednego klassa do roskoshnyh osobnjakov, uzhe pochti dvorcov na holmah. Eto - otsutstvie sada, uchastka ili chego-to podobnogo. Dvorec (i podrazhajuschij emu osobnjak) dolzhen stojat' "osobo", sredi luga, sada ili cvetnikov, a tut - roskoshnye doma vprityk. Takie Cheremushki dlja millionerov. Ponevole zadumaesh'sja, kakie ljudi zhivut tak, est' li u nih deti, vidjat li oni ih? A chut' li ne samuju interesnuju russkuju koloniju ja vstretil v shtate, gordo nazyvajuschem sebja kormil'cem Ameriki, sredi polej, pereleskov i ozer, na Srednem Zapade. No, kazhetsja, ona postepenno rassasyvaetsja - neskol'ko samyh aktivnyh ljudej uezzhajut ottuda. Prichudlivoe mesto, gde mozhno uvidet' molodyh zhenschin bez kosmetiki, izgorodi iz palok i doschatye sarai, pamjatniki Korove i Svin'e na plazah i lozung na benzokolonke "Farmery gives broad and butter". Imenno zdes' nachinaesh' podozrevat', chto my s amerikancami prinadlezhim vse zhe ne k raznym biologicheskim vidam. Nado by pozhit' podol'she, proverit'... 13 Pro biologicheskie vidy - shutka, no ne sovsem. Ja govoril s nemolodym chelovekom iz Rossii, prozhivshim v Amerike let shest'. On opisal mne svoi oschuschenija ot poezdki vo Franciju, kotoraja pokazalas' emu ochen' grjaznoj. Nizkij komfort gostinic, podozritel'naja pischa, grjaznye tualety... Obychno takoe slyshish' o Rossii. Pohozhe, est' chto-to v amerikanskom vozduhe, chto menjaet vse v cheloveke - dazhe harakter metabolizma, tak chto on nachinaet schitat' normoj absoljutnuju steril'nost' svoego tela i prostranstva vokrug nego. Kstati o santehnike. Moj put' po amerikanskim sanuzlam soprovozhdalsja gordymi vospominanijami, chto ja prinadlezhu k nacii Kulibina i Nartova. Mne kazalos', chto ja izuchil uzhe vse tipy smesitelej i kranov - v bol'shinstve neudobnye. Vstretil dazhe znakomyj po Francii pribor - rakovinu s probkoj i dvumja kranami (v obschestvennom tualete - vo steril'nost', a?). No mezhdunarodnyj aeroport Chikago posramil menja. Ruchek net, zhmu na trubu, zhmu na gajku - figu. Okazalos', nado provesti rukami pod soskom, i lokator zafiksiruet, a komp'juter dast komandu... Samoe veseloe, chto celi svoej - umyt'sja holodnoj vodoj - ja ne dostig. Kran podaet vodu "sredne-prijatnoj" temperatury. 14 Eto vse ne slishkom ser'ezno, konechno, a govorit' o bolee ser'eznom mne trudno - ne hvataet amerikanskogo opyta. I vse zhe ne mogu ne upomjanut', chto vsju dorogu menja ne otpuskalo v etoj strane oschuschenie nekotoroj duhoty, zrejuschej grozy - vo vsjakom sluchae, kakoj-to "pogodnoj anomalii". Iz togo, chto na poverhnosti - rasovyj vopros. Pohozhe, strana stoit na poroge pereloma, simmetrichnogo tomu, kotoryj ona perezhila v nachale 60-h. Kak raz v dni moej poezdki Verhovnyj Sud polozhil konec konstitucionnosti doktriny "Affirmative actions". Chto ser'ezno zatrudnjaet dlja menja ponimanie situacii - eto nevozmozhnost' poluchit' skol'ko-nibud' adekvatnoe vpechatlenie ob etom ot russkih amerikancev. Vse, chto mozhno ponjat' - eto chto russkaja obschina gorazdo bolee rasistskaja, chem strana v celom. Eto, voobsche govorja, ne bylo dlja menja neozhidannym - tu zhe kartinu ja nabljudal v Izraile. No informacii poluchit' takim obrazom nel'zja. Moe sobstvennoe vpechatlenie dvoitsja. Ja byl na Juge, pravda, nedolgo, i na menja proizveli sil'noe vpechatlenie "plantatorskie" pricheski i usy belyh muzhchin, flag shtata Georgia - pochti neizmenennyj flag Konfederacii, i oskorblenija etogo flaga chernymi zhiteljami Atlanty, i voinskij memorial v Chattanooga. Ja vspomnil, kak 15 let nazad gruzinskie vodily, pod'ezzhaja k checheno-ingushskoj granice, toroplivo snimali portrety Stalina - i mne zaplohelo. A potom ja videl, kak na parade v Atlante chernye zhiteli prinimali N.Gingricha - prohladno, no korrektno - i podumal, chto, mozhet, esche ne kraj... Vtoraja vesch', kotoraja potrjasla menja, no kotoroj ja kosnus' mel'kom - uverennost' pochti vseh, s kem ja obsuzhdal eto, v prestupnosti dejstvij pravitel'stva v dele s "Vetv'ju Davida". Esli eto sootvetstvuet kartine nastroenij amerikancev (a ne tol'ko prorespublikanskoj poloviny, k kotoroj prinadlezhat bol'shinstvo russkih) - treschiny poshli uzhe v glubine zdanija. 15 O chem esche ja ne upomjanul? O Highways? Ogranichus' odnim turistskim vzgljadom i odnoj zadachej. Pri vyezde iz Merilenda v New Jersey stoit gromadnaja mramornaja statuja Bogorodicy, pod kotoroj napisano "Our Lady on Highways" - "Bogomater' avtodorog". I pohozhe, ona zdes' nuzhnee, chem v gavanjah Stella Maris - Bogomater' morjakov. Zadacha topologam s social'noj zhilkoj. Verno li ja ponimaju, chto pojavlenie hajveev s ogranichenijami s'ezdov prevraschaet avtomobil'nyj transport v nekoe topologicheskoe podobie grazhdanskoj aviacii (gde vy ne mozhete skazat' "ostanovite samolet, ja vyjdu")? S avtobusami eto uzhe sluchilos' - ja ne smog dobrat'sja avtobusom iz Baltimore MD v New Brunswick NJ. Ne hodjut'. Izvol'te s peresadkoj v NY. Chto interesno, poezdom - pozhalujsta. Esli eto tak, ne nuzhdaetsja li v peresmotre tezis ob avtomobile kak zaloge amerikanskoj svobody i individualizma? 16 Vse pozadi. Lechu domoj - obegav v poslednij den', po pros'be zheny, neskol'ko magazinov v poiskah avokado. Netu. V russkom esche hamjat, predlagaja vmesto avokado mango. Ponimaju, chto popal v magazin "Nostal'gija", i obeschaju nakatat' na nih zhalobu v Narodnyj Kontrol' Bruklinskogo rajona. Vse veselo smejutsja... V okne startujuschego samoleta mel'kaet esche odin lozung - belymi bukvami po kumachu, na stene angara: "Fly Delta jets!" I pochasche, dobavljaju ja. Vse. Mjagkoj posadki... Vash Alik From root Wed Oct 11 15:16:58 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Oct 11 15:16:58 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 11 Oct 1995 15:16:56 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01003; Wed, 11 Oct 95 15:04:50 -0400 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from inst-sun1.jpl.nasa.gov by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00664; Wed, 11 Oct 95 12:48:38 -0400 Received: from [128.149.109.41] (mkoffman.jpl.nasa.gov [128.149.109.41]) by inst-sun1.jpl.nasa.gov (8.6.10/8.6.6) with SMTP id JAA01646 for ; Wed, 11 Oct 1995 09:48:09 -0700 Message-Id: <199510111648.JAA01646@inst-sun1.jpl.nasa.gov> Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 09:54:16 +0100 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: mkoffman@inst-sun1.jpl.nasa.gov X-Sender: mkoffman@128.149.109.9 Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for Makhlin Status: RO Dear fellow-netters in the USA. Does anyone know the present whereabouts of Alexandr Naumovich Makhlin who emigrated from Kiev to the USA in 1992? I would appreciate any information about him. Thank you. Mike Koffman From root Wed Oct 11 15:36:22 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Oct 11 15:36:22 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 11 Oct 1995 15:36:21 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01009; Wed, 11 Oct 95 15:05:07 -0400 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from cayman.ucs.indiana.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00717; Wed, 11 Oct 95 13:02:02 -0400 Received: from ophelia.ucs.indiana.edu (ophelia.ucs.indiana.edu [129.79.181.44]) by cayman.ucs.indiana.edu (8.7/8.7/1.10IUPO) with ESMTP id MAA04379 for ; Wed, 11 Oct 1995 12:01:10 -0500 (EST) Received: by ophelia.ucs.indiana.edu (1.38.110.45/16.2) id AA046950840; Wed, 11 Oct 1995 12:00:40 -0500 Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 12:00:40 -0500 (EST) From: michael david adams X-Sender: miadams@ophelia.ucs.indiana.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: proz'ba Message-Id: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: RO Dorogie druz'ia! Ia obrashchaius' k vam s proz'boi. Ia aspirant, zanimaius' izucheniem russkikh narodnykh dukhov. Nedavno v Rossii poiavilos' takoe sushchestvo, nazyvaemoe "barabashka." Mne bylo by interesno i vazho uznat' kakie uz vas kogda nibud' lubo zdes' libo tam slyshali ob etom sushchestve. Menia interesuet liubaia informatsiia o nem. Blagodariu, M. Adams From root Wed Oct 11 15:51:14 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Oct 11 15:51:13 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 11 Oct 1995 15:51:12 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01017; Wed, 11 Oct 95 15:05:15 -0400 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from maxwell.iia2.org by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00908; Wed, 11 Oct 95 14:35:21 -0400 Received: (from monastl@localhost) by maxwell.iia2.org (8.6.12/8.6.12) id NAA10072; Wed, 11 Oct 1995 13:39:22 -0500 Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 13:39:22 -0500 (CDT) From: Lenny Monastyrsky To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: USA- Flight Attendent - United Airlines (fwd) Message-Id: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: RO Dear IR-netters: I found the enclosed Help Wanted ad on the Internet by accident. I post it for the benefit of all Russian-speaking community. Please do NOT respond to me. I'm NOT a recruiter, just want to help someone. Lenny Monastyrsky. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 21:02:31 +0000 (GMT) From: Online Career Center Subject: INFO-RUSS: USA- Flight Attendent - United Airlines FLIGHT ATTENDANTS - BI-LINGUAL (RUSSIAN!) United Airlines recruiting throughout U.S. Call (708)952-7200 for Open House/Interview Session dates/locations. Discover a career with a world of difference at United Airlines. Our fantastic growth and increased flight schedules have created new opportunities for domestic Flight Attendants. The high-energy individuals we seek must be at least 19 years of age, a high school graduate, between 5'2" and 6', and have the legal right to accept employment in the United States. To better serve the needs of our culturally diverse passengers, we are looking for individuals who are fluent in English and at least one other language (Cantonese, Japanese, Dutch, Vietnamese, Thai, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Arabic, Russian, Greek, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Mandarin). You must also be willing to relocate and enjoy serving customers. You'll have the world at your feet as you travel to interesting destinations. Plus receive an exceptional compensation plan with travel privileges for you and your immediate family. United holds information open houses/interviews in various cities across the U.S. To find out when we will be visiting a city near you, call (708)952-7200. xtrax From root Thu Oct 12 21:34:07 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 12 21:34:06 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 12 Oct 1995 21:34:06 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10123; Thu, 12 Oct 95 18:32:23 -0400 Message-Id: <9510122232.AA10123@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 mail04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09348; Thu, 12 Oct 95 10:48:26 -0400 Received: by mail04.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id KAA08977 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Thu, 12 Oct 1995 10:48:25 -0400 Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 10:48:25 -0400 From: JExni@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Information of Soviet Health care and pollution Status: RO Greetings list: I would be thankful if anyone who has any comments or opinions, on the state of Soviet health care (professional training, facilities, access to treatment); changes over the past five years; the major factors that caused industrial pollution and /or the state of the environment today, would share them with me directly at JExni@aol.com. Thanks in advance, John A. Exnicios JExni@AOL.com From root Fri Oct 13 18:23:02 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 13 18:23:01 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 13 Oct 1995 18:23:01 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17858; Fri, 13 Oct 95 17:01:22 -0400 Message-Id: <9510132101.AA17858@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 jhuml2.hcf.jhu.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17641; Fri, 13 Oct 95 15:19:21 -0400 Received: from jhuvms.hcf.jhu.edu by jhmail.hcf.jhu.edu (PMDF V4.3-9 #5488) id <01HWE9W01DWW8Y4ZA0@jhmail.hcf.jhu.edu>; Fri, 13 Oct 1995 15:18:50 -0400 (EDT) Received: from jhuvms.hcf.jhu.edu by jhmail.hcf.jhu.edu (PMDF V4.3-9 #5488) id <01HWE9VUJNUO8X0NY9@jhmail.hcf.jhu.edu>; Fri, 13 Oct 1995 15:18:46 -0400 (EDT) Received: from JHUVMS.HCF.JHU.EDU by JHUVMS.HCF.JHU.EDU (PMDF V4.3-8 #5488) id <01HWE9VFGAQOHSKRSH@JHUVMS.HCF.JHU.EDU>; Fri, 13 Oct 1995 15:18:21 -0400 (EDT) Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 15:18:19 -0400 (EDT) From: bazykin@jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Dmitry Goian Sender: bazykin@jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: RO Hi folks, I am looking for someone who may know whereabouts of Dmitry "Crocodile" Goian (Gojan, Goyan?). He used to live in the Boston area - that's about the only thing I know about him since he left Russia a number of years ago. Any leads will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Dmitry Bazykin bazykin@jhu.edu From root Fri Oct 13 18:36:23 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 13 18:36:22 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 13 Oct 1995 18:36:22 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17846; Fri, 13 Oct 95 17:01:05 -0400 Message-Id: <9510132101.AA17846@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 brownvm.brown.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17097; Fri, 13 Oct 95 10:19:43 -0400 Received: from BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU by BROWNVM.brown.edu (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 2810; Fri, 13 Oct 95 10:16:34 EDT Received: from BROWNVM (NJE origin ST403325@BROWNVM) by BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 4456; Fri, 13 Oct 1995 10:16:34 -0400 Date: Fri, 13 Oct 95 10:01:50 EDT From: Ilya Vekhter Subject: INFO-RUSS: Correspondence (zaochnaya) school info sought To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: RO Dear IR-netters, My baby brother has decided to boost his high school performance by enrolling in a correspondence school, if he can find one. I have heard that there exists such a program in math - an equivalent of VZMSh MGU - in this country, but no one in my immediate circle here seems to know its address, phone, e-mail or other ways of contacting it. Any leads on that would be appreciated. Even more relevant is the question of whether anyone is aware of the existence of such a school in other fields - biology being the prime, but not the only suspect. I'd be very grateful for any pertinent information. Thanks in advance. Ilya Vekhter. st403325@brownvm.brown.edu or vekhter@pion.het.brown.edu From root Fri Oct 13 18:49:01 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 13 18:49:00 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 13 Oct 1995 18:49:00 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17852; Fri, 13 Oct 95 17:01:13 -0400 Message-Id: <9510132101.AA17852@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 CS.BU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17354; Fri, 13 Oct 95 12:50:51 -0400 Received: from csa.bu.edu by cs.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id MAA23518; Fri, 13 Oct 1995 12:49:43 -0400 From: irina@cs.bu.edu (Irene Gassko) Received: by csa.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id MAA15700; Fri, 13 Oct 1995 12:49:39 -0400 Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 12:49:39 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: FYI, Guberman's concerts in US Status: RO Ne zria my skitalis' so skripkoi v rukah: Na zemliah evreiami proidennyh Poiut i bormochut na vseh iazykah Evreiskie pesni o rodinah. Vozhdi Rossii svoi narod Vo imia chesti i morali Opiat' zovut idti vpered, A gde pered, opiat' navrali. Eto vse, konechno, Igor' Guberman sochinil, i mnogo eshe zamechatelnogo. Dlia teh kto hotel by popast' na vystuplenie Igoria Gubermana, ia privozhu spisok ego vystupenii v USA nachinaia s segodniashnego dnia i do konza ego gastrolei (prover'te, pozhaluista, informatsiu, prezhde chem idti). Vsiu informatsiu o gastroliah Igoria Gubermana po USA i Kanade mozhno poluchit' po tel. (713) 664-3587 Natasha Oct 14, Boston, 2 p.m., Muzei M.I. Tsvetaevoi. Tel. dlia spravok: (617) 666-3142 - Marina Oct 14, Framingham, 7:30 p.m. Tel. dlia spravok: (508) 881-3615 - Lena Oct 15, Boston University, 4 p.m., Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Av. Tel. dlia spravok: (617) 738-5279 Oct 17, Albany Oct 18, Rotchester Tel. dlia spravok: (716) 442-245?(kazhetsia 1) Luda Oct 19, Toronto Tel. dlia spravok: (905) 882-5449 Oct 20, Detroit Tel. dlia spravok: (810) 932-3916 Oct 21, Cleveland Oct 22, Pittsburg Tel. dlia spravok: (412)784-0884 Polina, Sasha Oct 23, Columbus Oct 24, Cincinnati Oct 25, Indianapolis Oct 26, Loisville Tel. dlia spravok: (502) 459-0660 Oct 29, Los Angeles, 2 p.m. Pomeshenie Evreiskoi Federatsii 6505 Willspare ? 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Irina From root Sat Oct 14 21:30:40 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Oct 14 21:30:39 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 14 Oct 1995 21:30:38 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26823; Sat, 14 Oct 95 18:29:27 -0400 Message-Id: <9510142229.AA26823@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 sol.nuri.net by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25439; Sat, 14 Oct 95 01:17:42 -0400 Received: from nuri.net (sol [203.255.112.1]) by sol.nuri.net (8.6.10/8.6.9) with SMTP id OAA07448 for ; Sat, 14 Oct 1995 14:14:56 +0900 Received: by nuri.net with Microsoft Mail id <01BA9A3F.A6E2AB80@nuri.net>; Sat, 14 Oct 1995 14:16:27 +-900 From: "Choi, Jaewon" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Information about Russian Literature. Date: Sat, 14 Oct 1995 14:16:05 +-900 Status: RO Dear, folks, I study Russian literature. I would be thankful if anyone of you who is knowledgeable in 20-th Centure Russian Literature as an academic course, especially, with 1970s Literature, its characteristics, tendencies, etc., would get in touch with me (Choi, Jaewon) for my more detailed questions. Thanks in advance, ------ Korea University, Dept. of Russian. Choi, Jaewon jaewon@nuri.net From root Tue Oct 17 21:15:08 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 17 21:15:07 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 17 Oct 1995 21:15:06 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21263; Tue, 17 Oct 95 20:23:40 -0400 Message-Id: <9510180023.AA21263@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 URIACC.URI.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13280; Mon, 16 Oct 95 21:06:24 -0400 Received: from URIACC.URI.EDU by URIACC.URI.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 4493; Mon, 16 Oct 95 21:05:09 EDT Received: from URIACC.URI.EDU (NJE origin LESI7031@URIACC) by URIACC.URI.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 4658; Mon, 16 Oct 1995 21:05:09 -0400 Date: Mon, 16 Oct 95 20:54:29 EDT From: Levon Esibov Subject: INFO-RUSS: Need a help (or an advice) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: RO Dear folks! I have been trying to invite my mother-in-low (she lives in Israel) to visit us in the US. But the American embassy in Israel refused to issue her a visiting visa. There only argument is that she immigrated to Israel from Ukraine only 1.5 years ago. The letter from the senator from our state did not help either. I will really appreciate any help or advise to solve this problem. Thank you! Levon Esibov From root Wed Oct 18 15:14:35 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Oct 18 15:14:34 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 18 Oct 1995 15:14:33 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29039; Wed, 18 Oct 95 12:46:19 -0400 Message-Id: <9510181646.AA29039@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 PIMMS.MIT.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28790; Wed, 18 Oct 95 10:14:59 -0400 Received: by pimms.mit.edu id AA03691g; Wed, 18 Oct 95 10:15:28 EDT Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 10:15:28 -0400 (EDT) From: Michael Chechelnitsky To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Poetry readings in Boston Status: RO IF you are lucky enough to live in Boston, you may like to know that there will be readings of poetry by Leningrad's poet Vladimir Kandel'sman in "lavka Chitatelya" at 7pm this Saturday, 10/21. The address there is 1217A Comm. Ave, corner of Comm. and Harvard. From root Wed Oct 18 15:49:48 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Oct 18 15:49:47 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 18 Oct 1995 15:49:43 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29050; Wed, 18 Oct 95 12:47:03 -0400 Message-Id: <9510181647.AA29050@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 emout06.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28883; Wed, 18 Oct 95 11:10:49 -0400 Received: by emout06.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id LAA26777 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Wed, 18 Oct 1995 11:10:48 -0400 Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 11:10:48 -0400 From: AlexRazdol@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: How to become an American :^) Status: RO ---------------------------------------------------------------- How I'll Become an American - Mikolas Vamos ---------------------------------------------------------------- Miklos Vamos is an Hungarian writer who spent last year at the Yale School of Drama. ---------------------------------------------------------------- I have been Hungarian for 38 years. I'll try something else for the next 38. I'll try to be an American, for instance, North American, I mean. As an American, I'll speak English fluently. I'll make American mistakes instead of Hungarian mistakes and I'll call them slang. As an American, I'll have a credit card. Or two. I'll use and misuse them and have to pay the fees. I'll apply for other cards right away. Golden Visa. Golden American. Golden Gate. And I'll buy a car, a great American car. Then I'll sell my car and buy a smaller West German car because it's reliable and doesn't use so much gasoline. Later, I'll sell it and buy a smaller Japanese car with a computer aboard. Then I'll sell it and buy a camper. When I sell the camper I'll buy a bicycle. As an American, I'll buy a dog. And a cat. And a goat. And a white whale. And also some big stones as pets. I'll live in my own house. It will be mine, except for the 99 percent mortgage. I'll sell my house and buy a condo. I'll sell my condo and buy a mobile home. I'll sell my mobile home and buy an igloo. I'll sell my igloo and buy a tent. As an American, I'll be clever: I'll sell my igloo and buy a tent when I move to Florida from Alaska. Anyway, I'll move a lot. And I'll buy the best dishwasher, microwave, dryer and hi-fi in the world - that is, the USA. I'll have warranty for all - or my money back. I'll use automatic toothbrushes, egg boilers and garage doors. I'll call every single number starting 1-800. I'll buy the fastest food I can get and I'll eat it very slowly because I'll watch TV during the meals. Of course, I'll buy a VCR. I'll watch the taped programs and then retape. Sometimes, I'll retape first. As an American, I'll have an answering machine too. The outgoing message will promise that I'll call you back as soon as possible, but it won't be possible soon. If I answer the phone as an exception, I'll tell you that I can't talk now because I have a long-distance call on the other line but I'll call you back as soon as possible (see above). And I'll get a job. I'll always be looking for a better job, but I won't get the job I want. I'll work really hard since as an American I wanna be rich. I'll always be in a hurry: Time is Money. Unfortunately, my time won't be worth as much money as my bosses' time. Sometimes, I'll have some time and I still won't have enough money. Then I'll start to hate the wisdom of this saying. As an American, sometimes I'll be badly depressed. I'll be the patient of 12 psychiatrists, and I'll be disapointed with all of them. I'll try to change my life a little bit. I'll try to exchange my wives, my cars, my lovers, my houses, my children, my jobs and my pets. Sometimes, I'll exchange a few dollars into other currencies and I'll travel to Europe, Hawaii, Tunisia, Martinique and Japan. I'll be happy to see that people all over the world are jealous of us Americans. I'll take at least 2000 snapshots on each trip. I'll also buy a video camera and shoot everywhere. I'll look at the tapes, photos and slides, and I'll try to remember my experiences when I have time and am in the mood. But I won't have time or be in the mood because I'll get depressed again and again. I'll smoke cigarretes. Then I'll be afraid of cancer and I'll stop. I'll smoke cigars. And opium. I'll take a breather and then try LSD and heroin and cocaine and marijuana. To top it all off: crack. I'll try to stop but I won't be able. I'll call 1-800-222-HELP. If nothing helps, I'll have some gay experiences. And swing. And if I am still unhappy, I'll make the final effort: I'll try to read a book. I'll buy some best sellers. I'll prefer James A. Michener. My second favorite will be the "How to Be Rich in Seven Weeks". I'll try to follow this advice in seven years. I'll always be concerned about my health as an American. I won't eat anything but health food until I get ill. From time to time, I'll read in the paper that I should stop eating meat, sugar, bread, fiber, grains, iron, toothpaste, and that I should stop drinking milk, soda, water, acid rain. I'll try to follow this advice, but then I'll read in the paper that I should do it the other way around. I'll be puzzled. "Hey, I don't even know what cholesterol is !". Yet, I'll stick to decaf coffe, sugar-free cookies, salt-free butter and lead-free gasoline. I'll believe that proper diet and exercise make life longer. I'll go jogging everyday until I am mugged twice and knocked down three times. Then I'll just exercise in my room but it will also increase my appetite. I'll go on several diets, and little by little I'll reach 200 pounds. As an American, I'll buy a new TV every time a larger screen appears on the market. In the end, the screen will be larger than room. It will be difficult to put this enormous TV into my living room; thus, I'll put my living room into the TV. Anyway, my living room will look very much like the living rooms you can see on the screen. My life won't differ from the lives you can see on the soaps: nobody will complain. I won't complain either. I'll always smile. After all, we are Americans, aren't we?. Miklos Vamos From root Thu Oct 19 00:15:35 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 19 00:15:34 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 19 Oct 1995 00:15:34 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29904; Wed, 18 Oct 95 21:36:45 -0400 Message-Id: <9510190136.AA29904@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 cayman.ucs.indiana.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29335; Wed, 18 Oct 95 15:06:41 -0400 Received: from ophelia.ucs.indiana.edu (ophelia.ucs.indiana.edu [129.79.10.44]) by cayman.ucs.indiana.edu (8.7/8.7/1.10IUPO) with ESMTP id OAA21189 for ; Wed, 18 Oct 1995 14:05:43 -0500 (EST) Received: by ophelia.ucs.indiana.edu (1.38.110.45/16.2) id AA203293117; Wed, 18 Oct 1995 14:05:17 -0500 Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 14:05:17 -0500 (EST) From: michael david adams To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Estonians Status: RO Dear Friends, Is there anyone out there from Estonia? You may be helpful in answering a question which has come up in my research. M. Adams From root Thu Oct 19 00:22:55 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 19 00:22:55 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 19 Oct 1995 00:22:54 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29910; Wed, 18 Oct 95 21:36:52 -0400 Message-Id: <9510190136.AA29910@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 SOUTH-STATION-ANNEX.MIT.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29371; Wed, 18 Oct 95 15:22:20 -0400 Received: from MIT.MIT.EDU by MIT.EDU with SMTP id AA04910; Wed, 18 Oct 95 15:21:46 EDT Received: from TMS-E19-PORT-3.MIT.EDU by MIT.MIT.EDU (5.61/4.7) id AA13501; Wed, 18 Oct 95 15:22:07 EDT Date: Wed, 18 Oct 95 15:26:22 From: sigalovs@MIT.EDU (Julia Sigalovsky) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Help wanted Status: RO Attention Boston area residents! A start-up company is looking for energetic people who have technical experience and are willing to work outdoors. Some elementary English and own vehicle are required. Willing to work overtime (paid) is preferred, authorization to work in US is a must. Send resume on my e-mail address below or mail to: GeoTek 8 Oak Street, Sudbury, MA 01776 Julia Sigalovsky sigalovs@mit.edu From root Thu Oct 19 00:30:41 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 19 00:30:41 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 19 Oct 1995 00:30:40 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29920; Wed, 18 Oct 95 21:37:02 -0400 Message-Id: <9510190137.AA29920@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 mail06.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29566; Wed, 18 Oct 95 17:43:49 -0400 Received: by mail06.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id RAA12111 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Wed, 18 Oct 1995 17:43:45 -0400 Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 17:43:45 -0400 From: ConstV@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Construction job opportunity Status: RO Dear folks, The company I work for, Harvey Incorporated, is currently building a sawmill in Russia not far from Izhevsk. We are looking for a professional with strong CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE, fluent in Russian and English. A college degree in construction engineering would be a plus, but not necessary. It is preferable that the candidate has had experience in construction work in the US. The job will involve frequent trips to Russia within the next year with stays up to 6 weeks. Anyone who may be interested or have questions, please contact me directly at: email: constv@aol.com Tel: (501) 376-6700 Fax: (501) 376-8340 (attn: Constantine Vasilyev) If you know of someone who might be interested in that kind of job please pass this information to that person. Thank you, Constantine Vasilyev From root Fri Oct 20 03:16:57 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 20 03:16:56 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 20 Oct 1995 03:16:56 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14611; Fri, 20 Oct 95 00:53:08 -0400 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from vm.tlv.iec.co.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06792; Thu, 19 Oct 95 05:06:16 -0400 Message-Id: <9510190906.AA06792@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from VMC by VM.TLV.IEC.CO.IL (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 0281; Thu, 19 Oct 95 11:07:07 EDT Date: THU, 19 OCT 95 11:06:55 To: INFO-RUSS From: Subject: INFO-RUSS: LOOKING FOR PHONE NUMBER Status: RO HI, EVERYBODY! I'M LOOKING FOR A FRIEND OF MINE. HER NAME IS TELESHEVSKAYA (AFTER MARRIAGE - MONAKHOVA) GALINA VALERIANOVNA. SHE'S MOVED FROM MOSCOW TO NEW YORK 12 - 15 YEARS AGO. I HAVE NO ACCESS TO THE NEW YORK CITY PHONE BOOKS. CAN ANYBODY HELP ME? I UNDERSTAND, IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE AFTER YEARS, BUT WHO KNOWS... THANKS, ALEX. MY E-MAIL ADDRESS: TAE5D@VM.TLV.IEC.CO.IL I AM NOT A SUBSCRIEBER HERE, SO I ASK TO REPLLY DIRECTLY. THANKS From root Fri Oct 20 03:40:53 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 20 03:40:53 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 20 Oct 1995 03:40:52 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14617; Fri, 20 Oct 95 00:53:14 -0400 Message-Id: <9510200453.AA14617@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 hagar.ph.utexas.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07380; Thu, 19 Oct 95 12:33:21 -0400 Received: from yuri.ph.utexas.edu by hagar.ph.utexas.edu (AIX 3.2/UCB 5.64/4.03) id AA27608; Thu, 19 Oct 1995 11:33:15 -0500 Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 11:33:15 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: karzhav@hagar.ph.utexas.edu (Yuri Karzhavin) Subject: INFO-RUSS: kto - o chem, a vshivyi - o bane! Status: RO Dear friends! This message again about Russian TV in USA. We, on the far south of US, are suffering from the absence of Russian TV channel on local cable TV. I now several cases when people subscribed on WMNB channel receiving through satellite system, but it is not cheap - 150$ deposite plus 30$ monthly fee - and not everyone can afford it. Also I heard some rumors that it is possible just to buy the sattelite set for KU range (for instance Vartco, Inc. price around $400 ) and to tune on this WMNB channel. I will appreciate any sharring of information from those WHO REALLY HAVE IT OR HAD IT! The questions are: 1) Does it really work? Is this WMNB channel unscrambled? 2) If I will buy any KU receiver and 3 ft dish (or what size?) - will it work? Should I do any modifications and how serious are they? 3) What coordinates of the satellite location, its number (name), frequency of the channel. polarization and all relevant information. Please respond only those who really own this kind of system OR CAN GIVE CONTACT WITH OWNER. Thank you in advance for help! The whole south is count on you!! Yura Yuri Y. Karzhavin Fusion Research Center office phone: (512)-471-4615 The University of Texas at Austin E-mail: karzhav@hagar.ph.utexas.edu Austin, Texas 78729 From root Fri Oct 20 12:11:27 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 20 12:11:27 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 20 Oct 1995 12:11:26 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15628; Fri, 20 Oct 95 11:39:27 -0400 Message-Id: <9510201539.AA15628@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from mig.phys.msu.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24499; Fri, 20 Oct 95 05:37:18 -0400 Received: from bee.phys.msu.su (bee.phys.msu.su [193.232.123.202]) by mig.phys.msu.su (8.6.7/8.6.5) with SMTP id NAA01162; Fri, 20 Oct 1995 13:12:41 +0300 Date: Fri, 20 Oct 1995 12:27:18 From: "Andrei Andrianov" Organization: Moscow State University To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: a za oknom -- horoshaya pogoda... Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast. WWW home page, information, archives: To post, mail to To subscribe, mail to --------------------------------------------------------------------- V BAGDADE VSE SPOKOINO Anekdot ot Iuriia Nikulina: Moskva, ulica Chaikovskogo. - Prostite, kak popast' v amerikanskoe posol'stvo? - Ochen' prosto: pricelilsia, najal kurok - i popal! (V posol'stvo deistvitel'no nedavno strel'nuli iz granatometa. V okno ne popali, poetomu postradavshih ne bylo i incident ob'iavili melkim huliganstvom.) Nadvigaiutsia vybory v Dumu. Pohoje, interesuiut oni razve chto jurnalistov i samih politikov (i to ne fakt. Govoriat, chto nekotorye partii idut na vybory iskliuchitel'no s cel'iu vybit' deneg iz sponsorov.) Predpochteniia naroda razbrosany pochti ravnomerno mejdu 4-5 osnovnymi ''partiiami''. Zamechu, chto ''partii'' eti predstavliaiut iz sebia lish' lidera(-ov) s komandoi(-ami), bez kakoi-libo specificheskoi social'noi bazy. Edinstvennyi analog, prihodiashii na um - francuzskie gollisty pri deGolle. No tam oni hot' odni, a zdes' vse takie. Poka chto iz nih lidiruiut - s nebol'shim otryvom - kommunisty (12 procentov), chto sovershenno nikogo ne bespokoit. Daje samye isterichnye kommentatory soglasny, chto eti ''kommunisty'' - vpolne civilizovannye liudi, kotorye v sluchae pobedy budut provodit' razumnuiu i vzveshennuiu politiku. Bankiry toje ne schitaiut zazornym ih finansirovat'. Reiting liderov (ne partii!) na 09.95 (iz vpolne dostoinoi gazety ''Segodnia''): Lider Partiia Reputaciia (- A.A.) Procent za Chernomyrdin NDR tolkovyi prem'er 14 Lebed' KRO tolkovyi general 13 Iavlinskii Iabloko teoretik s ambiciiami 12 Ziuganov kommi upriamyi i neglupyi 11 Sv.Fedorov (okulist) sovbiznesmen 10 Gaidar DVR intelligent hrenov 8 Ruckoi Derjava chestnyi bolvan 7 B.Fedorov Vpered,R... boltun 6 a sledom - ocharovatel'aia kompaniia: Jirinovskii ... 5 El'cin ... 5 Ryjkov (tot samyi) ... 5 i tak dalee. A vot chto vajno: protiv vseh 25 ne volnuet 25 Inache govoria, narod vpolne spokoen. Revoliucii ne predviditsia, chto i trebuetsia. V gruppe ''Bravo'' novyi solist. Eto volnuet narod znachitel'no sil'nee, chem liubye vybory. Kurs rublia stabil'nee, chem, naprimer, DM (ne govoria uj o franke); 4500 R/$. Infliaciia medlenno, no verno snijaetsia (gde-to 4 procenta/mes). Eksportery tiho rugaiutsia, no im poka chto snizili eksportnye poshliny i tem nemnogo uspokoili. Importery, naoborot, schastlivy: banany deshevle mestnyh iablok. Kstati, >50 procentov metallurgii rabotaet na eksport. Vy budete smeiat'sia, no vdrug mimohodom okazalos', chto deficit biudjeta doveli do 0.2 procenta. Novost' mel'knula na tret'ih polosah. Izoshrennyi intellektual Viktor Pelevin (''Omon Ra'', ''Princ Gosplana'' etc.) spustilsia s nebes i napisal v ''Ogonek'' ochen' smeshnoi fel'eton o tom, kak Shamil' Basaev zahvatil Kreml'. Siujet: kogda na tretii den' sluchaino obnarujilos', chto Kreml' kto-to zahvatil, tuda nabejalo - v zalojniki - dobrovol'no - za bol'shie vziatki pri vhode - takoe kolichestvo jurnalistov, politologov, biznesmenov, kurtizanok, artistov, politikov, rok-pevcov, reketirov, televizionshikov i prodiuserov, i ustroili oni takoe TV-shou so sverhdorogim reklamnym vremenem, chto Basaev nachisto poterial kontrol' nad situaciei i vynujden byl tihon'ko smyt'sia. Pri chtenii prishlo na um, chto liudiam, ne byvshim zdes' goda 2-3, bol'shinstva hohm i kalamburov ne poniat' - novye imena, novye realii. S nastoiashei Chechnei - sostoianie unyloi beznadegi: chto ni delai - vse k hudshemu. Poka, kajetsia, postanovili o nei prosto zabyt' na vremia - posle uspeshnogo pokusheniia na generala Mihailova, komanduiushego federal'nymi silami. General na glaz proizvodil ochen' horoshee vpechatlenie. Osobenno horosho oni smotrelis' vmeste s chechenskim glavkomom Mashadovym na peregovorah - dva odinakovo izmuchennyh professionala s odinakovoi toskoi vo vzgliadah, otkryto simpatiziruiushih drug drugu i ne mogushih nichego sdelat'. I naposledok - ''rafinirovanno riadovaia'' gazetnaia zametka: ''...na Leningradskom prospekte sotrudniki GAI ostanovili ''Mersedes-300'' s diplomaticheskimi nomerami. V salone mashiny, prinadlejavshei posol'stvu Iugoslavii, sideli troe: g-n Karaulov, g-n Shvacman, jivushii v Izraile i rabotaiushii v Fonde narodnoi diplomatii, i ekspeditor firmy ''Evropa'' g-n Chijov iz g.Krasnoarmeiska. Pri osmotre salona ''Mersedesa'' sotrudniki milicii obnarujili granatu RGD-5, dva avtomata Kalashnikova i 120 patronov. Soglasno rezul'tatam ekspertizy, avtomaty ranee pri sovershenii prestuplenii ne ispol'zovalis'. Vse troe zaderjany poka na troe sutok ''po podozreniiu v sovershenii prestupleiia''.'' Kak-to mrachnovato poluchilos'. Na samom dele vse veselee. V Moskve nachalis' nochnye zamorozki. Derev'ia jeltye. Vash AA. From root Fri Oct 20 17:08:32 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 20 17:08:31 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 20 Oct 1995 17:08:29 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15646; Fri, 20 Oct 95 11:40:27 -0400 Message-Id: <9510201540.AA15646@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 wyrm.cc.uow.edu.au by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14756; Fri, 20 Oct 95 01:49:26 -0400 Received: from uow.edu.au (ms-gw.uow.edu.au [130.130.68.33]) by wyrm.cc.uow.edu.au (8.6.10/8.6.11) with SMTP id PAA06104 for ; Fri, 20 Oct 1995 15:49:17 +1000 Date: 20 Oct 1995 15:54:43 +1000 From: "Greg Kaplan" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Kvant magazine To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu X-Mailer: Mail*Link SMTP-MS 3.0.2 Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast. WWW home page, information, archives: To post, mail to To subscribe, mail to --------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks, Does anyone know how to subscribe on Kvant overseas ? If English translation exists ? Does a similar English language magazine for senior high school students exist ? Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks, Grisha. From root Sun Oct 22 21:15:26 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Oct 22 21:15:25 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 22 Oct 1995 21:15:24 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02883; Sun, 22 Oct 95 18:58:17 -0400 Message-Id: <9510222258.AA02883@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 cms1.cms.wisc.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02403; Sun, 22 Oct 95 12:42:17 -0400 Received: by cms1.cms.wisc.edu; id AA03755; 5.65/42; Sun, 22 Oct 1995 11:50:18 -0500 From: Vladimir Yegorov Subject: INFO-RUSS: math correspondence schools/magazines for the young To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (Info-Russ) Date: Sun, 22 Oct 95 11:50:18 CDT Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1100+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: To post, mail to To subscribe, mail to --------------------------------------------------------------------- Inserted by the IR-coordinator: Dear folks, The information on "Kvant", similar to the one you'll find in this msg, has also been supplied by Alexander Noy , who also provided the phone number and e-mail for "Kvant", see below. Below is the original text text by Vladimir Yegorov. --- Alex Kaplan --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear persons intersted in (mostly math) education for the young in the US, due to repeated interest in this subject expressed on the net, I inquired Prof. Richard Askey from University of Wisconsin-Madison (US) about it. Below are my two questions followed by his replies. Fill free to redistribute this information (you may want to credit Prof. Askey while doing so). Vladimir Yegorov, University of Wisconsin-Madison yegorov@math.wisc.edu Question: Is there an analogue in the US of the correspondence school known as VZMSh at MGU, Russia. The school operates by sending (by mail) problems to participating students and grading the solutions on regular basis. Answer: Gelfand set up a mathematics correspondence school in Moscow about 30 years ago, and he has set up one in the US. This is just for mathematics as far as I know. The associate director is Harriet Schweitzer and her e-mail address is harriets@gandalf.rutgers.edu She should be contacted for further information. Also ask about other branches around the world. There are three of the Gelfand texts for the correspondence school available in English. These are "Algebra", with A. Shen, "Functions and Graphs" and "The Method of Coordinates" with other authors. These have been published by Birkhauser-Boston and paper-back copies are under $20 each. A review of all three was written by Hung-Hsi Wu and published in "The Mathematical Intelligencer" in the winter 1995 issue. [Available from Springer-New York]. I wrote a review of "Algebra" which appeared in the January 1995 issue of "The American Mathematical Monthly", MAA, Washington, DC Dick Askey Question: Is there an analogue of Russian "Kvant" (a math/physics magazine for the middle-high school students) in the US and how to contact it? Answer: "Quantum" is close to a translation of "Kvant", with some articles translations and others written for it, some to be translated for "Kvant". "Quantum" is published by Springer for the National Science Teachers Association. For ordering, write QUANTUM Springer-Verlag New York Inc. Journal Fulfillment services, Inc. PO Box 2485 Secaucus, NJ 07096-9813 Or you can call 1-800-SPRINGER (777-4643) You can also reach the magazine via E-mail: quantum@nsta.org The cost is $15 for a full time student, $20 for other individuals and $39 for libraries and other institutions. This is published six times a month. Dick Askey From root Mon Oct 23 16:16:46 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Oct 23 16:16:45 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 23 Oct 1995 16:16:44 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00747; Mon, 23 Oct 95 13:24:43 -0400 Message-Id: <9510231724.AA00747@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 caos.rose-hulman.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00396; Mon, 23 Oct 95 10:45:09 -0400 Received: by CAOS (931110.SGI/930416.SGI.AUTO) for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu id AA02014; Mon, 23 Oct 95 09:44:36 -0700 From: "Peter K. Schum" Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 09:44:35 -0700 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Graduate Research Fellowship Program Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: To post, mail to To subscribe, mail to --------------------------------------------------------------------- I thought the following info might be interesting for some of the subscribers. ----------------------------------------------------------------- NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Graduate Research Fellowship Program The National Science Foundation announces its 1996 national competition for graduate fellowships. These fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study in science, mathematics, or engineering. In most cases, an individual has two opportunities to apply: during the senior year of college and in the first year of graduate school. Specifically, eligibility is limited to those individuals who, by the beginning of the fall 1995 term, have completed no more than 20 semester hours, 30 quarter hours, or equivalent, of graduate study in the science and engineering fields supported by this program since completion of their baccalaureate degree in science and engineering. The NSF Fellowship stipend during 1996-97 will be $14,400 for 12-month tenures, prorated monthly at $1,200 for lesser periods. There is no dependency allowance. The deadline for applying is November 6, 1995. This year, prospective applicants may request application materials via the following methods: 1. Via the Internet: NSF FastLane at the following URL: http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/ 2. Via the NSF Science and Technology Information System (STIS): stisserve@nsf.gov. Leave the subject line blank. 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Box 3010 Oak Ridge, TN 37831-3010 Internet E-mail Address: nsfgrfp@orau.gov Telephone: 423-241-4300 FAX: 423-241-4513 From root Sat Oct 28 01:12:14 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Oct 28 01:12:13 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 28 Oct 1995 01:12:13 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05779; Fri, 27 Oct 95 23:04:22 -0400 Message-Id: <9510280304.AA05779@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 yxo.wustl.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05052; Fri, 27 Oct 95 15:08:32 -0400 Received: (from dima@localhost) by yxo.wustl.edu (8.6.9/8.6.9) id OAA15450 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Fri, 27 Oct 1995 14:07:21 -0500 Date: Fri, 27 Oct 1995 14:07:21 -0500 From: Dima Barts To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Zhil'e v Bostone i oXnostyah Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1100+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: To post, mail to To subscribe, mail to --------------------------------------------------------------------- Vsem privet, esli kto est' iz Bostona, otzovites'! Ya sovsem bylo sobralsya tuda pereehat', da vot tol'ko gde zhit'-to?... Mozhet byt', kto-nibud' znaet kakoi-nibud' sublet ili chto-to v etom rode (nedeli na 3): napishite, OK? Podrobnosti takie: ya hochu poyavit'sya 10 noyabrya, v kolichestve 1 cheloveka. Moya rabota ryadom s Brandeis'om, i hotelos' by zhit' ottuda v predelah 25 minut ezdy. Moi adres dima@yxo.wustl.edu. Spasibo! Dima Barts (FPFE MFTI '91) From root Sat Oct 28 01:32:42 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Oct 28 01:32:41 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 28 Oct 1995 01:32:41 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05763; Fri, 27 Oct 95 23:03:56 -0400 Message-Id: <9510280303.AA05763@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 longs.lance.colostate.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00970; Mon, 23 Oct 95 14:43:18 -0400 Received: from mombeops (mombeops.lance.colostate.edu [129.82.226.111]) by longs.lance.colostate.edu (8.6.12/8.6.5a (LANCE Revision: 1.3)) with SMTP id MAA24214 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Mon, 23 Oct 1995 12:43:10 -0600 Received: by lance.colostate.edu (dMail for Windows v1.00b, 13Jul94); Mon, 23 Oct 1995 12:45:23 +1000 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: Colorado State University From: demetri@lance.colostate.edu (Dmitri V. Kuksenkov) Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 12:45:23 +1000 (MSK) Subject: INFO-RUSS: help me, please! Status: R --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1100+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: To post, mail to To subscribe, mail to --------------------------------------------------------------------- Status: ORSr Privet, narod! Pishu eto pis'mo v nadezhde chto kto-nibud' na INFO-RUSS popadal v situatsiiu, podobnuiu moei, i znaet, kak ee oboiti, ili prosto mozhet chto-to posovetovat'. V nastoiashchii moment ia rabotaiu postdokom (visa J-1) v Colorado State University, Department of Electrical Engineering. Poskol'ku mne zdes' nravtsia, i ia nachal'stvu tozhe vrode nravlius', sobralsia pereiti na postoiannuiu rabotu v kachestve "research associate" i sootvetstvenno poluchit' H-1B. V processe oformleniia dokumentov v "trebovaniiakh k zanimaemoi dolzhnosti" bylo zapisano chto kandidat dolzhen imet' Ph.D. ili ekvivalent. Sootvetstvenno, nuzhno predstavit' v INS nekuiu bumazhku, udostoveriaiushchuiu, chto ia kak raz i imeiu "ekvivalent". I vot tut voznikla problema. Ia zashchishchal kandidatskuiu v Leningradskom Physico- Tekhnicheskom Institute imeni A.F.Ioffe v 1991, po spetsial'nosti "Physika poluprovodnikov i dielektrikov". Estestvenno, sam po sebe diplom VAK, dazhe perevedennyi na angliiskii, v Amerike nichego ne znachit. V nashem "foreign student office" mne skazali, chto ia dolzhen poslat' diplom vmeste s perevodom v firmu, kotoraia zanimaetsia "foreign credentials evaluation". I posovetovali edinstvennuiu, kotoruiu oni znaiut - "Foundation of International Services", Seattle, Washington. Vchera poluchil otvet. Po mneniiu "FIS", podkreplennomu ssylkami na vsiakie zagadochnye dokumenty, moia kandidatskaia est' ne chto inoe kak "master's degree in physics with the possibility of additional graduate credit towards Ph.D from US college". !!!!!!!!!!! Voprosy - - Est' li v USA drugie "credentials evaluation services", kuda ia mog by popytat'sia obratit'sia? - Est' li u menia voobshche shans chto moiu kandidatskuiu' priznaiut za Ph.D.? (Smeshno - v kandidatskuiu vkhodilo 6 pechatnykh rabot, perevedennykh na angliiskii! I grustno - Leningradskii Fiztekh byl i do nekotoroi stepeni ostaetsia odnim iz krupneishikh i naibolee izvestnykh nauchnykh tsentrov ne tol'ko v Rossii, no i v mire!) Vot tak. Izvinite za dlinnoe pis'mo, i pozhaluista - esli kto-to mozhet mne pomoch' ili imeet kakuiu-libo informatsiiu - napishite! S uvazheniem, Dmitri From root Sat Oct 28 01:47:53 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Oct 28 01:47:52 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 28 Oct 1995 01:47:52 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05771; Fri, 27 Oct 95 23:04:11 -0400 Message-Id: <9510280304.AA05771@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 pulsar.ras.ru by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09983; Tue, 24 Oct 95 21:51:38 -0400 Received: from masu.UUCP (uucp@localhost) by ium.ips.ras.ru (8.6.9/8.6.9) with UUCP id AAA00350; Wed, 25 Oct 1995 00:34:42 +0300 Received: by ium.ips.ras.ru (UUPC/@ v6.14g, 08Sep95) id AA01993; Wed, 25 Oct 1995 00:22:16 +0300 (MSK) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: sch57 From: "Alexandr Suhanov" Date: Wed, 25 Oct 1995 00:22:16 +0300 (MSK) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Nalet VDV na aeroport Slepcovsk Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1100+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: To post, mail to To subscribe, mail to --------------------------------------------------------------------- Nalet VDV na aeroport Slepcovsk. Hi folks! 24/10/1995 Segodnja otrjad Vozdushno-desantnyh vojsk na neskol'kih boevyh vertoletah sovershil nalet na aeroport Grazhdanskoj aviacii Slepcovsk vozle odnoimennoj stanicy v Ingushetii. V pervyh soobschenijah ukazyvalos', chto desantniki otkryli besporjadochnyj ogon', vorvavshis' v perepolnennyj zal ozhidanija. Odin chelovek ubit, ne menee 4 raneno. K nastojaschemu vremeni postupilo soobschenie oficial'nyh vlastej Ingushetii (vice-prezident Agapov), chto rossijskoe komandovanie priznalo fakt naleta i prineslo izvinenija. Po ih versii, rejd byl predprinjat na osnove lozhnogo soobschenija, chto aeroport zahvachen chechencami. Takzhe po ih versii, desantniki streljali v vozduh, trebuja, chtoby vse legli na pol, a zatem v zemlju, tak kak komanda byla vypolnena nedostatochno bystro. Zhertvy ob'jasnjajutsja rikoshetom. Parallel'nye obstojatel'stva. (1) Naselennye punkty Ingushetii, raspolozhennye u samoj granicy, schitajutsja russkimi vojskami de-fakto vrazheskoj zemlej, i rezhim v nih takoj zhe, kak v Chechne - blokposty, prochesyvanija. Slepcovskaja, odnako, ne rjadom. (2) Aerodrom Slepcovsk dvazhdy v hode vojny bombilsja aviaciej, odin raz - kogda on byl oficial'no otkryt, drugoj - posle zakrytija. Hotja etot fakt oficial'no ne priznan, neoficial'no utverzhdalos', chto eto delaetsja dlja ego vyvedenija iz stroja i neispol'zovanija Dudaevym. Istinnaja prichina, verojatno, prosche - zapugivanie ingushej. (3) Eto - pervoe oficial'no priznannoe uchastie armii v boevyh dejstvijah v poslednee vremja. Hotja, nachinaja s ozhestochennogo naleta armejskoj aviacii na Roshnichu (povlekshego okolo 20 ubityh), nalety aviacii (ne vertoletnoj, a reaktivnoj) na sela gornoj i predgornoj Chechni proishodjat prakticheski ezhednevno, rossijskie vlasti, priznavaja fakty samih naletov, vozlagajut otvetstvennost' na "aviaciju neustanovlennoj strany". Pomnitsja, god nazad tozhe neustanovlennye samolety bomby kidali, togda - na Groznyj. Krizis, pohozhe, imeet godichnuju ciklichnost'. Po mere togo, kak priblizhaetsja godovschina vojny, mnenie "no armija dolzhna dovesti svoju rabotu _do konca_", ne to chtoby shiritsja, no delaetsja vse gromche (a protivopolozhnoe - napominaet ustalyj shepot). Istorii, podobnye etoj, dolzhny by podskazat' adeptam etoj tochki zrenija, KAKOV budet etot KONEC (mozhet byt' kak raz lichno dlja nih): s pulej v cherepe, na zaplevannom polu zala ozhidanija, na ulichnom asfal'te ili pod ruinami sobstvennogo doma. Odnako, za ih gibel'budut prineseny izvinenija - vot chto obnadezhivaet! Vash Alik ----------------------------------------------------------- 25/10/1995 Segodnja rossijskoe televidenie vpervye soobschilo o sobytijah v Slepcovske - posle obsuzhdenija naleta v Sovete Federacii i vynesenii im rezkoj rezoljucii s poruchenijami Genprokurature. V gazetah soobschenija budut zavtra. Hotja vlasti v obschej forme priznali svoe avtorstvo, konkretnaja sluzhba poka ne vyjavlena - vse otpirajutsja. Glavnyj voennyj prokuror okruga dogovorilsja dazhe do zajavlenija "narisovat' zvezdy na vertoletah mozhet ljuboj". Verojatno, eto byl armejskij specnaz. Kolichestvo tjazhelo ranenyh - 6 (ubityh, kak ja uzhe govoril -1). Razgrableny polnost'ju kassy, obmennyj punkt i bufet. Pered naletom prezidenta Ingushetii predupredili po "kremlevke", chto aeroport zahvachen chechencami, i predlozhili prinjat' mery, NO NE SOBSchILI O REJDE. Esli by ingushskie vlasti vyslali OMON, ves'ma verojatno bylo by stolknovenie mezhdu nim i Specnaz - a zhertvy mogli by byt' v desjatki raz vyshe. Vozmozhno, eto vhodilo v plany organizatorov naleta. Vash Alik From root Sun Oct 29 03:21:39 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Oct 29 03:21:38 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 29 Oct 1995 03:20:41 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21621; Sun, 29 Oct 95 01:00:48 -0500 Message-Id: <9510290600.AA21621@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 alf.uccs.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13860; Sat, 28 Oct 95 17:47:03 -0400 Received: from eleven (eleven [128.198.1.116]) by alf.uccs.edu (8.6.9/8.6.9) with SMTP id PAA07362 for ; Sat, 28 Oct 1995 15:46:13 -0600 Date: Sat, 28 Oct 1995 15:46:58 -0600 (MDT) From: "Alexander Soifer, U. of Colorado" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian television in the US Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1100+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: To post, mail to To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to --------------------------------------------------------------------- A few days ago there was a posting about the Russian TV station in the US, called WMNB. I can share with you here my own little experience. 1. WMNB transmits in Russian 13 hours every weekday, and 17 hours on weekends. They transmit programs via a satellite, and use "Ku" band. 2. The previous posting mentioned VARTCO company of Canoga Park, CA. Indeed VARTCO sells complete kits that include a dish, receiver, etc. The price is reasonable ($420 including shipping), service honest but mediocre (if parts are missing - which can happen with VARTCO - they WILL ship them, but you may have to shower them with phone calls and Faxes), and there is NO complete refund if you are not satisfied (they will work with you, fix defects, but they would like (:-!) to charge a 25% "restocking fee"). 3. WMNB sells complete systems itself out of their NY office. The cost is $760 and in addition to dish, rceiver etc., it includes DESCRAMBLER. Why descrambler? Because according to their administrative manager, WMNB will start scrambling the signal within a month or two. A separate price of the descrambler is $250. There is also a subscription fee, which is $240 a year. 4. WMNB has its regional offices in many states, inccluding in Colorado. I called. The answering machine replied in a male Russian voice without an accent: "leave a message, will call you back." He did not say whether he will call me back sooner than hell freezes over, and surely, after 2 weeks I haven't heard back. In fact, a lady from Denver told my friend that she talked to the man, and is in line for a dish installation. That is: she has been in line for over a year! 5. WMNB includes many programs from Moscow, St. Petersburg, etc. TV, as well as some of their own. I looked through a month of programs. While they appear interesting, I found NO Ioseliani, or Muratova, or Sokurov, or Lungin, or Abuladze. On the other hand, there were many "nostalgic" Volga-Volga, Vernye Druzia, etc. I would appreciate to hear from those who know more than I do about the programs of WMNB, equipment, installation, etc. (But please, reply DIRECTLY to my personal e-mail address, ; I will be happy to share all the new information with anybody who asked me for it. I guess, two msgs on info-russ on the subject are enough.:-) Best wishes to all, Alexander From root Mon Oct 30 15:11:47 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Oct 30 15:11:46 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 30 Oct 1995 15:11:46 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08805; Mon, 30 Oct 95 12:53:11 -0500 Received: from vmsa.technion.ac.il by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06245; Sat, 28 Oct 95 06:54:11 -0400 Received: from Robotics_DLAB2.technion.ac.il by vmsa.technion.ac.il with SMTP; Sat, 28 Oct 1995 12:54:07 +0200 (EET) Message-Id: <30928852.7AE4@vmsa.technion.ac.il> Date: Sat, 28 Oct 1995 12:45:22 -0700 From: "Dr. Michael Feldman" To: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: ISRAELI REPATRIATE SCIENTIST X-Url: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu:80/~kaplan/index.html Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150 subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: To post, mail to To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear info-russ netters, A new WWW home page entitled "ISRAELI REPATRIATE SCIENTIST: INTERNET INFORMATION JOURNAL" was started with the address: http://www.technion.ac.il/technion/aliyah/ In this site we supply information to the Israeli repatriate scientists, new immigrants, researchers/academic staff concerning the following issues: Information on aliyah and relevant topics, Information on conferences, grants, seminars, etc. Professional contacts; Help in organization of professional meetings, groups, etc.; Help in organization of joint projects; Contact between repatriate and Israeli scientists. Contact with foreign organizations and persons. Job information. Please feel free to contact me for any further information. -- Best regards, Michael Feldman --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr. Michael Feldman Phone: 04-293838, 292273 Faculty of Mech. Eng. FAX: 972-4-324533 Technion merbe02@vmsa.technion.ac.il Haifa, 32000, Israel http://HiTech.technion.ac.il/~feldman/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 31 03:17:19 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 31 Oct 1995 03:17:18 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17140; Tue, 31 Oct 95 01:52:28 -0500 Message-Id: <9510310652.AA17140@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 u-aizugw5.u-aizu.ac.jp by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09586; Mon, 30 Oct 95 20:02:43 -0500 Received: from pross78.u-aizu.ac.jp (pross78 [163.143.145.101]) by u-aizugw5.u-aizu.ac.jp (8.6.10+2.4W/3.2W-u-aizugw.u-aizu.ac.jp03/30/94) with ESMTP id KAA13227 for ; Tue, 31 Oct 1995 10:02:18 +0900 Received: from localhost (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by pross78.u-aizu.ac.jp (8.6.10+2.4W/3.2W-rsvss2.u-aizu.ac.jp03/17/94) with ESMTP id KAA25237 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Tue, 31 Oct 1995 10:02:17 +0900 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Brodsky's poem Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 10:02:16 +0900 From: "Alex Yu. Kondratyev" Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1100+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Netters, Sorry for bothering you, but a friend of mine in Russia needs English translation of the known Brodsky's poem "Ni strany ni pogosta, Ne hochu bybirat' Na Vasil'evskii ostro Ya pridu umirat'..." Can anybody help? First two chetverostishiya would be enough. Thanks in advance Alex Kondratyev

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From root Wed Nov 1 15:15:34 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 1 15:15:33 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 1 Nov 1995 15:15:33 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26943; Wed, 1 Nov 95 14:31:40 -0500 Message-Id: <9511011931.AA26943@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 CGL.BU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26463; Wed, 1 Nov 95 09:33:37 -0500 Received: by cgl.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id JAA07589; Wed, 1 Nov 1995 09:33:36 -0500 From: simon1@cgl.bu.edu (Simon Streltsov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Jobs for New Immigrants in Israel - medical research To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (Info-Jwss) Date: Wed, 1 Nov 1995 09:33:35 -0500 (EST) Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 14 Oct 1995 22:11:34 +0200 (EET) From: Batya Eshel Subject: INFO-RUSS: Jobs for New Immigrants in Israel The Rebecca Sieff Hospital in Safed is currently developing a medical research wing. Positions are available in Biochemistry, Immunology, and other labs. The positions will be funded through the Ministry of Absorption, therefore candidates must be new immigrants to Israel. Preferred candidates will have a background in scientific research, with an MSc., Ph.D., or M.D., but exceptions can be made for first (Bachelor's) degrees. Safed also has a Merkaz Klita, available to families and some singles. Please feel free to contact Batya Eshel at eshel@actcom.co.il for more information. ----------------------------------------------------------- forwarded by Simcha Streltsov simcha@shamash.nysernet.org From root Wed Nov 1 15:39:53 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 1 15:39:52 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 1 Nov 1995 15:39:51 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26991; Wed, 1 Nov 95 14:38:08 -0500 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26967; Wed, 1 Nov 95 14:36:03 -0500 Message-Id: <9511011936.AA26967@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Wed, 1 Nov 95 14:36:02 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: "Japanese Schindler": Chiune (Sempo) Sugihara Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- (forwarded via russian-jews@shamash.nysernet.org) Date: Sun, 15 Oct 1995 02:23:42 -0400 From: DaveTrek@aol.com Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sugihara Holocaust Tribute In NY A tribute is going to be held in NY for the "Japanese Schindler" Chiune (Sempo) Sugihara. Through his and his wife Yukiko's efforts in issuing visas in Kovno, Lithuania in the Fall of 1940,an estimated six thousand Jews, many of them religious, were ultimately saved. Most made their way to Shanghai and remained there for the duration of the war.Until recently, his efforts went unnoticed and unrecognized. In fact, he is second only to Raul Wallenberg in the amount of Jews he saved. Mr. Sugihara died in the eighties, but his wife Yukiko is still alive and will be honored at this event. The tribute is being organized by the Holocaust Oral History Project in San Francisco. D A T E: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1995 TIME: 7:00 P.M. PLACE: TOWN HALL, 123 WEST 43RD STREET, MANHATTAN, NY. Tickets may be purchased via Ticketmaster (212) 307-7171. The Holocaust Oral History Project is also in the process of interviewing individuals who were saved by Mr. Sugihara. If you know of any survivors who have not been previously interviewed, or you are interested in helping out with the Tribute, please contact David Brotsky at davetrek@aol.com. ---------------------------------------------------------------- From root Sun Nov 5 01:17:19 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Nov 5 01:17:19 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 5 Nov 1995 01:17:18 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05356; Sun, 5 Nov 95 01:12:58 -0500 Message-Id: <9511050612.AA05356@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26608; Sat, 4 Nov 95 19:37:23 -0500 From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Sat, 4 Nov 95 19:37:22 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Rabin Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1100+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, This msg of mine is sent out only to info-russ subscribers in Israel. As usual when something critical is happenning in Israel, I urgently need a report directly from Israel -- from you! -- for the rest of our fellow IR-netters (and as always, want to remind you that more than 90% of them are people for whom Israel is not another spot on the world map). So, please, give us a few minutes (ok, halh an hour:-) of your time, your trained thinking and dry professional ability for concentarted, comprehensive and tangible writing, to generate a good informative posting. (A bit of history and intellegent analysis as to what are prospects for further process with the West Bank, wouldn't hurt either). But be brief. And -- please -- prompt. Most likely, I'll not be posting a-few-days-delayed news on the subject. --Shalom, Alex Kaplan -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator www site address: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan From root Sun Nov 5 16:09:01 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Nov 5 16:08:59 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 5 Nov 1995 16:08:57 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08245; Sun, 5 Nov 95 14:17:07 -0500 Message-Id: <9511051917.AA08245@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from weizmann.weizmann.ac.il by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07030; Sun, 5 Nov 95 02:15:24 -0500 Received: from WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL by WEIZMANN.weizmann.ac.il (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 7824; Sun, 05 Nov 95 09:15:25 +0200 Received: from WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL (NJE origin FNFAL@WEIZMANN) by WEIZMANN.WEIZMANN.AC.IL (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 8958; Sun, 5 Nov 1995 09:15:25 +0200 Date: Sun, 05 Nov 95 08:29:25 +0200 From: Falkovich Subject: INFO-RUSS: Rabin assasination To: Alexander Kaplan Status: R --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Status: OR Re: Rabin assasination. Though it is difficult to say this, the murder was not an action by a lunatic yet rather it has been somehow prepared by the last two years of total inability of politicians to hear each other. The opposition used to use more and more insulting words while the government acted as if they have 99-1 (61-59 in reality) majority to implement the decisions that will have consequences for generations. It is clear that the opposition realized their evident guilt and it will restrain itself while the government will certainly go ahead with more pace and without descending to discuss it's approach with fellow citizens. They may well be right in their decisions and visions yet the split in the society will be wider. It is understandable that there is no politician who may say anything about government's part of the guilt because "government" meant Rabin... Yet I'm afraid that even the tragic death of the great man will not teach us the importance of compromise and unity. There is no immediate danger of civil war or something; in the short run, the nation will be more united than before yet the decisions to make are so important that they will divide us further. Anyway, we'll all pay heavy price for that murder and I'm afraid our children will pay as well. The murderer is 27, he graduated from yeshiva and was a student of the Law School at Bar-Ilan University. He is from Herzliya which means from a wealthy family. Made that alone, tried before twice. I don't want to mention his name, may it be forgotten. Grisha Falkovich Rehovot November 5, 9.10 local time From root Sun Nov 5 16:34:27 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Nov 5 16:34:26 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 5 Nov 1995 16:34:26 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08726; Sun, 5 Nov 95 15:04:03 -0500 Message-Id: <9511052004.AA08726@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from wiswic.weizmann.ac.il by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08114; Sun, 5 Nov 95 07:48:14 -0500 Date: Sun, 5 Nov 1995 14:45:54 GMT From: Alex Dribin To: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu Cc: csdribin@wisrib.weizmann.ac.il Subject: INFO-RUSS: Rabin -- right after ... Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't want to write from the name of Israel so I represent only my personal (and essentially, a leftist) point of view. I am shocked... Ah hudo, drug moi, ochen' hudo. My vse nadeyalis' na chudo ... A chudo ne proizoshlo... V.Dolina Political situation of last months was really very tense. History started of course in August, 1993, when the agreement with PLO was announced. Politicians on the right saw in it (or at least represented it to a people as) real catastrophe and the end of the Israel as an independent Jewish state. Trying to prevent the implementation of this agreement and/or to force left government to resign and to left right to take over, various (and legal, at least in the beginning) political actions like demonstrations, stickers on a cars, posters and so on. The atmosphere of anger and desperation was intentionally and increasingly inspired (rightists would say that it was, instead a spontaneous reaction of the part of population sympathetic to the right, which is about 48% against 52% lefts ). One of the results of this anger and desperation is what Baruh Goldstein did. Nevertheless the resistance of rights was not too successful, "peace process" continued and gradually the actions of right became more and more aggressive. Verbally at this stage. After every terrorism act Rabin (not Hamas) was claimed "killer". Rabin - killer. Rabin - traitor. Rabin in SS uniform... Right movement "zo arzeinu" ("that's our land") performed a few of illegal actions with intention to provoke collision with army and/or police. (This wasn't too hard to do, by the way. Sometimes they even did not try to get permission for their demonstrations -- to make them intentionally illegal - otherwise police would not disperse them). These dispersions by police very often were ending up violently, and the aggravation of the situation kept increasing. The examples: an attack in NY on Israel culture minister Shulamit Aloni, than a month ago attacks on minister of religion Shimon Shitrit (he was hurdled by rotten fruits), and minister of construction Ben-Eliezer and Rabin himself. These attacks did not any intention to kill and were easily prevented by security forces. At that moment all political leaders on the right condemned violence and claimed to stay within legal bounds but probably it was too late... Security announced that further attempts on government members are possible and that security should be reinforced. But Rabin didn't take it seriously. He refused to bear protective armor. "We are not in Africa" - he said. He was not surrounded by dense crowd of bodyguards so Igal Amir was able to get to him as close as 2-3 meters and to make 3 shoots. The second and the third hit were taken by Rabin's bodyguard who covered him but the first was lethal. The killer Igal Amir (27) student of (religious and rightist) university of Bar-Ilan is not a member of any organization; but he was brought up in religious family and, politics-wise, was definitely on the right. He is not a maniac and planned his attempt during a long time. That's his third attempt to kill Rabin (the first time Rabin has not arrived; the second time, Igal Amir was not able to approach him). For me it's difficult to see any practical political sense in this assassination. There is no chances that Shimon Peres, who is more on the left than Rabin will reverse peace process. The status of the government automatically becomes "temporary", but it has the same mandate and legitimacy. Early elections will be held only if Peres will want it. By the way all parties on the claimed today that at the first stage they will support government of Peres anyway. So I can't see any "benefits" for the peace process opponents from the Rabin's death. It was not logical. It was emotional. I don't want to blame the right in inciting this murder. They have not inspired it in direct or indirect way. This was some secondary side effect of their campaign. But it was predictable (and it has BEEN predicted), but nobody took it seriously. Anybody was so sure that "such things can't happen in Israel". Israel is a country of miracles. We got used to miracles. But this time around, a miracle did not happened... The greatest shock is not that Rabin is dead but that SUCH a THING HAS HAPPENED. we are no more immune to political violence. Alex Dribin, Weizmann Inst., Israel csdribin@wiswic.weizmann.ac.il From root Mon Nov 6 18:20:34 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 6 18:20:33 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 6 Nov 1995 18:19:14 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22465; Mon, 6 Nov 95 17:33:43 -0500 Message-Id: <9511062233.AA22465@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 hermes.intel.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19207; Mon, 6 Nov 95 02:59:44 -0500 Received: from iil-1.iil.intel.com by hermes.intel.com (5.65/10.0i); Sun, 5 Nov 95 23:59:41 -0800 Received: from ilccm1.intel.com (ilccm1.iil.intel.com) by iil.intel.com with SMTP id AA23403 (5.65c+/IDA-1.4.4 for ); Mon, 6 Nov 1995 09:59:29 +0200 Date: Mon, 06 Nov 95 09:58:45 ist From: "Maxim Goldin" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: * CONDOLENCE BOOK and BIO of RABIN * (fwd) Status: R --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). 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From root Thu Nov 9 16:09:15 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Nov 9 16:09:14 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 9 Nov 1995 16:09:13 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21767; Thu, 9 Nov 95 15:05:17 -0500 Message-Id: <9511092005.AA21767@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 popeye.tcb.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02018; Tue, 7 Nov 95 05:08:56 -0500 Received: from dumbo.tcb.ac.il by popeye.tcb.ac.il via SMTP (940816.SGI.8.6.9/930416.SGI) for id MAA20355; Tue, 7 Nov 1995 12:09:35 +0200 Date: Tue, 7 Nov 1995 14:08:31 +0200 (IST) From: Roman Klimenko To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Wu-shu equipment... Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, May I ask all you ISRAELI-subscribers one (may be a bit strange) question. You see, my hobby is Chinese martial arts (WU-SHU). Does anyone of you know any sport-equipment shop where I can find such things as *Broadsword*, *Strightsword*, etc? Or may be you know some friends that can help me. Thanks, Roman. ----------- E-Mail: roman@popeye.tcb.ac.il From root Thu Nov 9 22:08:51 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Nov 9 22:08:49 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 9 Nov 1995 22:08:48 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22412; Thu, 9 Nov 95 21:42:28 -0500 Message-Id: <9511100242.AA22412@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 mail06.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22360; Thu, 9 Nov 95 21:18:47 -0500 Received: by mail06.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id VAA24084 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Thu, 9 Nov 1995 21:18:45 -0500 Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 21:18:45 -0500 From: Crustybean@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Russians in Washington, D.C. area Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Greetings: I recently moved to the D.C. Metro area (Fairfax, Virginia, to be exact) and am looking for Russians with whom I can practice my Russian. Also, I would like to find Russians doing business in the area. I spent six months in Russia about a year and a half ago working as a freelance writer for such publications as The Washington Post, Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Golf Magazine. I currently work as a business reporter at The Fairfax Journal. My email address is: crustybean@aol.com Thanks, Paul Abercrombie From root Sun Nov 12 02:30:21 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Nov 12 02:30:20 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 12 Nov 1995 02:30:20 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16916; Sun, 12 Nov 95 01:49:42 -0500 Message-Id: <9511120649.AA16916@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 mail04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16808; Sun, 12 Nov 95 01:08:48 -0500 Received: by mail04.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id BAA20603 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Sun, 12 Nov 1995 01:08:47 -0500 Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 01:08:47 -0500 From: EGroy@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for a Russian friend Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, I wonder if anybody could help my american friend to locate his friend in Leningrad. The friend's name is Andrey Shirenko, he's a computer programmer, in his mid-20's. If anybody knows his whereabouts, please e-mail EGroy@aol.com. Thank you, EGroy From root Sun Nov 12 02:47:14 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Nov 12 02:47:14 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 12 Nov 1995 02:47:13 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16910; Sun, 12 Nov 95 01:49:26 -0500 Message-Id: <9511120649.AA16910@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 emout04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00925; Fri, 10 Nov 95 22:03:58 -0500 Received: by emout04.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id WAA22823 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Fri, 10 Nov 1995 22:03:57 -0500 Date: Fri, 10 Nov 1995 22:03:57 -0500 From: US4Child@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: American born child Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Does anyone on the list have any knowledge of the situation that a child, American citizen, born to Russian/CIS parents in U.S. may face in Russia/CIS upon parents' return home from U.S.? A good friend of mine and his wife - Russian students in U.S. - have an American born child and have fears about going back home with the baby. Economic, political, cultural, etc. effects on the child and parents? Attitudes of the locals, neighbors, government officials, mafia, black-mail, oppressions, etc? Do their fears about possible abuse and oppressions to the baby and themselves on the part of the local government and mafia have any grounds? Are there any publications in the press, texts, etc. that would elaborate on the childs situation? Any recent news reports about US citizens (adults included) involved and abused? What could be a good source of US and CIS information on it? State Department? Russian/CIS embassies? Human rights organizations? Russian communities in U.S.? Are you aware of any attorneys (names, phone ##s, addresses) who have experience in the issue and can advise on this? Is there a e-mail discussion group that deals with the related issues? Would appreciate any comments on this. I ask you to respond to me directly at my AOL address -- US4Child@aol.com. Thanks for your help. Sincerely yours, Ann Leon From root Mon Nov 13 18:25:56 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 13 18:25:56 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 13 Nov 1995 18:25:55 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27000; Mon, 13 Nov 95 17:52:22 -0500 Message-Id: <9511132252.AA27000@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25491; Sun, 12 Nov 95 14:43:25 -0500 Date: Sun, 12 Nov 95 13:56:27 EST From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA26166; Sun, 12 Nov 95 13:56:27 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- ^From: alosha@boojum.hut.fi (Alex Babkin)^ Poimal noviy russkiy zolotuyu ribku. - Nu chto tebe, zolotaya ribka, nado? --- ^From^ Artur Mezhlumyan: Sidya po ushi v der'me, po volosam ne plachut. --- 37 god v Nagornom Karabahe. Na frontah vse spokojno, Azerbajdzhan v dannyj moment ne ugrozhaet Karabahu. Odnako, v anklave stoit polnyj atas, tochnee 37 god. Vse lidery Krunka i lidery vremen vojny za nezavisimost' libo prosto otstraneny, libo dazhe posazheny v tyr'mu. K vlasti prishel Samvel Babayan, po klichke Izhe, ministr oborony i verhovnyj glavnokomanduyuqij. Do vojny ego, gorodskuyu shpanu, nikogda ne rassmatrival vser'ez. Teper' ego boyatsya vse, vklyuchaya prezidenta i chlenov parlamenta. Izhe sozhaet v kutuzku dazhe za to, chto ego nazyvayut Izhe. Ili arestovyvaet vseh muzhchin kvartala, gde kto-to noch'yu zalez v ego mashinu. Tam im vsem dayut po shee i nautro otpuskayut. Valerij Balayan, odin iz liderov partizan, sidit pod sledstviem. Ego obvinyayut v otsutstvii knig po uchetu za razdachej oruzhiya v nachale vojny. Eqe troih liderov, tozhe iz dashnakov, vse zhe vypustili. --- V Moskve rezko podorazhala municipal'naya kvartplata. Esli ran'she ona byla prenebrezhimo mala, to teper' ona mozhet sostavlyat' okolo 1/3 pensii, hotya po absolyutnoj velichine po-prezhnemu kopejki. Tak, kvartplata za 40m 2x komn kv tepr' okolo $20, chto uzhe sovsem ne malo po sravneniyu s pensiej v $50-$70. --- Eqe odna rasfasovka dlya russkoj vodki: standartnaya Al banka, kak dlya piva ili sody. Samoe zabavnoe, chto sovki pytayutsya e'ksportirovat' ee v Evropu v takojtare. No 50g plasmassovyj stakanchik, kak dlya jogurta, kul'turno zakatannyj na fabrike, vse zhe byl luch'she. --- Vopros: Kakaya obligaciya (^bond^) v mire daet samyj vysokij dohod, v 95 g? Otvet: Rossijskoe GKO (gos. kratkosrochnoe obyazatal'stvo). V godovom vyrazhenii, ot 50% do 100% (v dollarah), v zavisimosti ot momenta pokupki i prodazhi. Pravda, inostrannye investory ot takoj kormushki otstraneny, im oficial'no zapreqeno pokupat' e'ti bumagi. Melkie vse ravno pokupayut cherez podstavnyh russkih, a ser'eznym investicionnym bankam takoe kak by zapadlo. --- Bank Rossijskij Kredit pomestil ob`yavu na celuyu stranicu v ^Economist^ o tom, chto emu trebuyutsya na rabotu tolpy bankirov s zapadnym obrazovaniem i opytom. Zhelatel'no znanie russkogo yazyka. --- ^"Lesprombank" president Pavel Ratonin was murdered near his Moscow apartment yesterday. More than 50 prominent bankers and businessmen have been killed in last 12 months.^ Formula vyzhivaniya dovol'na stranna: ne brat' v dolg i ne davat' v dolg. V pervom sluchae, esli dela pojdut hudo i otdavat' budet nechem, sperva postavyat yutyug, a zatem prish'yut. Vo vtorom, pristrelyat sami dolzhniki, chtoby ne otdavat' dolg. Dlya bankirov e'ta formula, uvy, ne podhodit... Kstati, pogovarivayut, chto killerami vystupayut gebeshniki. E'to u nih halturka takaya, individual'naya trudovaya deyatel'nost'. --- ^The Russian government's tight monetary policy, aimed at containing inflation, has resulted in an unprecedented increase of wage arrears, which have reached $2.2 billion. Worker discontent is reaching boiling point in many cities. Protests at the Bryansk car plant last week left one person dead and one seriously injured. Dispatchers at the Ivanovo airport have been on hunger strike for nine days. Over the past seven months, the average worker at the plant has received only $22 pay. ^ ^For international-quality renovated office space in a prime location in Moscow, annual rents now typically range from $750 to $1,000 per square meter.^ Dlya sravneniya, v Silikonovoj doline - $200. --- ^Logopedics do it with a tongue.^ --- ^From Alex Freed: RING ... RING ... *click* Welcome to the Psychiatric Hotline. If you are obsessive-compulsive, please press 1 repeatedly. If you are codependent, please ask someone to press 2. If you have multiple personalities, please press 3, 4, 5 and 6. If you are paranoid-delusional, we know who you are and what you want. Just stay on the line so we can trace the call. If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press. If you are manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press. No one will answer. If you are delusional and occasionally hallucinate, please be aware that the thing you are holding on the side of your head is alive and about to bite off your ear.^ From root Tue Nov 21 18:09:08 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 21 18:09:07 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 21 Nov 1995 18:09:06 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05325; Tue, 21 Nov 95 16:25:23 -0500 Message-Id: <9511212125.AA05325@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from umdsun2.umd.umich.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04992; Tue, 21 Nov 95 13:00:55 -0500 Received: from elvis.umd.umich.edu (elvis.umd.umich.edu [141.215.9.21]) by umdsun2.umd.umich.edu (8.6.9/8.6.9) with SMTP id OAA06139 for ; Tue, 21 Nov 1995 14:01:01 -0500 Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 14:01:01 -0500 From: vladimir griaznov To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Moscow & back Status: RO Edu v Moskvu v nachale Decabrja na 3 nedeli. Mogu peredat' pis'ma etc. Contact: grznv@umdsun2.umd.umich.edu Or: (313)-594-0869 (work Ph.#) Vladimir From root Sun Nov 12 02:30:21 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Nov 12 02:30:20 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 12 Nov 1995 02:30:20 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16916; Sun, 12 Nov 95 01:49:42 -0500 Message-Id: <9511120649.AA16916@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 mail04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16808; Sun, 12 Nov 95 01:08:48 -0500 Received: by mail04.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id BAA20603 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Sun, 12 Nov 1995 01:08:47 -0500 Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 01:08:47 -0500 From: EGroy@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for a Russian friend Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, I wonder if anybody could help my american friend to locate his friend in Leningrad. The friend's name is Andrey Shirenko, he's a computer programmer, in his mid-20's. If anybody knows his whereabouts, please e-mail EGroy@aol.com. Thank you, EGroy From root Sun Nov 12 02:47:14 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Nov 12 02:47:14 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 12 Nov 1995 02:47:13 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16910; Sun, 12 Nov 95 01:49:26 -0500 Message-Id: <9511120649.AA16910@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 emout04.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00925; Fri, 10 Nov 95 22:03:58 -0500 Received: by emout04.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id WAA22823 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Fri, 10 Nov 1995 22:03:57 -0500 Date: Fri, 10 Nov 1995 22:03:57 -0500 From: US4Child@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: American born child Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Does anyone on the list have any knowledge of the situation that a child, American citizen, born to Russian/CIS parents in U.S. may face in Russia/CIS upon parents' return home from U.S.? A good friend of mine and his wife - Russian students in U.S. - have an American born child and have fears about going back home with the baby. Economic, political, cultural, etc. effects on the child and parents? Attitudes of the locals, neighbors, government officials, mafia, black-mail, oppressions, etc? Do their fears about possible abuse and oppressions to the baby and themselves on the part of the local government and mafia have any grounds? Are there any publications in the press, texts, etc. that would elaborate on the childs situation? Any recent news reports about US citizens (adults included) involved and abused? What could be a good source of US and CIS information on it? State Department? Russian/CIS embassies? Human rights organizations? Russian communities in U.S.? Are you aware of any attorneys (names, phone ##s, addresses) who have experience in the issue and can advise on this? Is there a e-mail discussion group that deals with the related issues? Would appreciate any comments on this. I ask you to respond to me directly at my AOL address -- US4Child@aol.com. Thanks for your help. Sincerely yours, Ann Leon From root Mon Nov 13 18:25:56 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 13 18:25:56 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 13 Nov 1995 18:25:55 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27000; Mon, 13 Nov 95 17:52:22 -0500 Message-Id: <9511132252.AA27000@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from HELIOS.LASSP.CORNELL.EDU by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25491; Sun, 12 Nov 95 14:43:25 -0500 Date: Sun, 12 Nov 95 13:56:27 EST From: "Sergei Burkov" Received: by lassp.cornell.edu (4.1/2.0) id AA26166; Sun, 12 Nov 95 13:56:27 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- ^From: alosha@boojum.hut.fi (Alex Babkin)^ Poimal noviy russkiy zolotuyu ribku. - Nu chto tebe, zolotaya ribka, nado? --- ^From^ Artur Mezhlumyan: Sidya po ushi v der'me, po volosam ne plachut. --- 37 god v Nagornom Karabahe. Na frontah vse spokojno, Azerbajdzhan v dannyj moment ne ugrozhaet Karabahu. Odnako, v anklave stoit polnyj atas, tochnee 37 god. Vse lidery Krunka i lidery vremen vojny za nezavisimost' libo prosto otstraneny, libo dazhe posazheny v tyr'mu. K vlasti prishel Samvel Babayan, po klichke Izhe, ministr oborony i verhovnyj glavnokomanduyuqij. Do vojny ego, gorodskuyu shpanu, nikogda ne rassmatrival vser'ez. Teper' ego boyatsya vse, vklyuchaya prezidenta i chlenov parlamenta. Izhe sozhaet v kutuzku dazhe za to, chto ego nazyvayut Izhe. Ili arestovyvaet vseh muzhchin kvartala, gde kto-to noch'yu zalez v ego mashinu. Tam im vsem dayut po shee i nautro otpuskayut. Valerij Balayan, odin iz liderov partizan, sidit pod sledstviem. Ego obvinyayut v otsutstvii knig po uchetu za razdachej oruzhiya v nachale vojny. Eqe troih liderov, tozhe iz dashnakov, vse zhe vypustili. --- V Moskve rezko podorazhala municipal'naya kvartplata. Esli ran'she ona byla prenebrezhimo mala, to teper' ona mozhet sostavlyat' okolo 1/3 pensii, hotya po absolyutnoj velichine po-prezhnemu kopejki. Tak, kvartplata za 40m 2x komn kv tepr' okolo $20, chto uzhe sovsem ne malo po sravneniyu s pensiej v $50-$70. --- Eqe odna rasfasovka dlya russkoj vodki: standartnaya Al banka, kak dlya piva ili sody. Samoe zabavnoe, chto sovki pytayutsya e'ksportirovat' ee v Evropu v takojtare. No 50g plasmassovyj stakanchik, kak dlya jogurta, kul'turno zakatannyj na fabrike, vse zhe byl luch'she. --- Vopros: Kakaya obligaciya (^bond^) v mire daet samyj vysokij dohod, v 95 g? Otvet: Rossijskoe GKO (gos. kratkosrochnoe obyazatal'stvo). V godovom vyrazhenii, ot 50% do 100% (v dollarah), v zavisimosti ot momenta pokupki i prodazhi. Pravda, inostrannye investory ot takoj kormushki otstraneny, im oficial'no zapreqeno pokupat' e'ti bumagi. Melkie vse ravno pokupayut cherez podstavnyh russkih, a ser'eznym investicionnym bankam takoe kak by zapadlo. --- Bank Rossijskij Kredit pomestil ob`yavu na celuyu stranicu v ^Economist^ o tom, chto emu trebuyutsya na rabotu tolpy bankirov s zapadnym obrazovaniem i opytom. Zhelatel'no znanie russkogo yazyka. --- ^"Lesprombank" president Pavel Ratonin was murdered near his Moscow apartment yesterday. More than 50 prominent bankers and businessmen have been killed in last 12 months.^ Formula vyzhivaniya dovol'na stranna: ne brat' v dolg i ne davat' v dolg. V pervom sluchae, esli dela pojdut hudo i otdavat' budet nechem, sperva postavyat yutyug, a zatem prish'yut. Vo vtorom, pristrelyat sami dolzhniki, chtoby ne otdavat' dolg. Dlya bankirov e'ta formula, uvy, ne podhodit... Kstati, pogovarivayut, chto killerami vystupayut gebeshniki. E'to u nih halturka takaya, individual'naya trudovaya deyatel'nost'. --- ^The Russian government's tight monetary policy, aimed at containing inflation, has resulted in an unprecedented increase of wage arrears, which have reached $2.2 billion. Worker discontent is reaching boiling point in many cities. Protests at the Bryansk car plant last week left one person dead and one seriously injured. Dispatchers at the Ivanovo airport have been on hunger strike for nine days. Over the past seven months, the average worker at the plant has received only $22 pay. ^ ^For international-quality renovated office space in a prime location in Moscow, annual rents now typically range from $750 to $1,000 per square meter.^ Dlya sravneniya, v Silikonovoj doline - $200. --- ^Logopedics do it with a tongue.^ --- ^From Alex Freed: RING ... RING ... *click* Welcome to the Psychiatric Hotline. If you are obsessive-compulsive, please press 1 repeatedly. If you are codependent, please ask someone to press 2. If you have multiple personalities, please press 3, 4, 5 and 6. If you are paranoid-delusional, we know who you are and what you want. Just stay on the line so we can trace the call. If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press. If you are manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press. No one will answer. If you are delusional and occasionally hallucinate, please be aware that the thing you are holding on the side of your head is alive and about to bite off your ear.^ From root Tue Nov 21 18:09:08 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 21 18:09:07 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 21 Nov 1995 18:09:06 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05325; Tue, 21 Nov 95 16:25:23 -0500 Message-Id: <9511212125.AA05325@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from umdsun2.umd.umich.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04992; Tue, 21 Nov 95 13:00:55 -0500 Received: from elvis.umd.umich.edu (elvis.umd.umich.edu [141.215.9.21]) by umdsun2.umd.umich.edu (8.6.9/8.6.9) with SMTP id OAA06139 for ; Tue, 21 Nov 1995 14:01:01 -0500 Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 14:01:01 -0500 From: vladimir griaznov To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Moscow & back Status: RO Edu v Moskvu v nachale Decabrja na 3 nedeli. Mogu peredat' pis'ma etc. Contact: grznv@umdsun2.umd.umich.edu Or: (313)-594-0869 (work Ph.#) Vladimir From root Wed Nov 22 17:21:41 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 22 17:21:40 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 22 Nov 1995 17:21:40 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00466; Wed, 22 Nov 95 15:01:27 -0500 Message-Id: <9511222001.AA00466@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 gold.interlog.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13996; Wed, 22 Nov 95 08:24:25 -0500 Received: from olegk.interlog.com (olegk.interlog.com [198.53.146.114]) by gold.interlog.com (8.6.10/8.6.10) with SMTP id IAA04994 for ; Wed, 22 Nov 1995 08:24:23 -0500 Received: by olegk.interlog.com with Microsoft Mail id <01BAB8B4.644864C0@olegk.interlog.com>; Wed, 22 Nov 1995 08:27:42 -0500 From: Oleg Konovalov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Vadim Sazanovich Date: Wed, 22 Nov 1995 08:26:19 -0500 Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Netters: I'm looking for Vadim Sazanovich, who has arrived to Chicago on Oct.12, 95 from Minsk (Belarus'). If somebody knows him (or if he read this message by chance) please send me his phone number or/and e-mail address. My e-mail is: olegk@interlog.com or home phone: (416) 635-0700. Thank You in advance. Regards, Oleg. From root Fri Nov 24 18:43:35 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Nov 24 18:43:34 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 24 Nov 1995 18:43:33 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00705; Fri, 24 Nov 95 16:58:26 -0500 Message-Id: <9511242158.AA00705@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from rosa.fis.cinvestav.mx by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17188; Fri, 24 Nov 95 11:55:15 -0500 Received: by rosa.fis.cinvestav.mx (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA20785; Fri, 24 Nov 95 11:04:06 CST Date: Fri, 24 Nov 1995 11:04:04 -0600 (CST) From: Yury Gurevich To: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Ob areste Tofika Gasimova Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS is not responsible for the authenticity of information supplied by the originators of postings broadcasted on INFO-RUSS. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Alexandr, Tol'ko-chto mne soobshchili iz Kharkova, iz Instituta Radiofiziki i Elektroniki AN Ukraini, chto v Baku arestovan kandidat fiz.-mat. nauk, xoroshiy fizik-teoretik, zashtitivshiy svoyu dissertatsiyu v Leningrade, aktivist Narodnogo Fronta Azerbaydzana, bivshiy Ministr Inostrannix Del Azerbaydzana v pravitel'stve El'chibeya, deputat Medjelisa, Tofik Gasimov. Moi druzya iz Kharkova (fiziki-teoretiki nashego Instituta)soobshchili, chto oni otpravili pis'mo-protest Prezidentu Azerbaydzana Geydaru Alievu (i kopiyu--advokatu Gasimova). Ya prisoedinilsya k etomu protestu! Esli eto ne protivorechit pravilam INFO-RUSS'a, ya bi bil Vam priznatelen za vozmoznost' oznakomit' chitateley INFO-RUSS'a s etim pis'mom Yuri Gurevich Fax advokata T.Gasimova: Informacionnyi Otdel Partii 'Musavat' by fax +7(8922)983165. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ 370066,Azerbaijdzhan, Baku, ul. Istiglal,19 Fax: +7(8922) 983328 +7(8922) 980802 Prezidentu Azerbaidzanskoj Resbubliki gospoginu G.A.Alievu Glubokouvazhaemyj Gejdar Alievich! Nedavno nam stalo izvestno ob areste izvestnogo uchenogo, doctora fiziko-matematicheskikh nauk Tofika Gasymova. My znaem Tofika Gasymova kak talantlivogo uchenogo, raboty kotorogo shiroko izvestny v mirovoj nauchnoj obschestvennosti. Iz lichnykh kontaktov s T.Gasymovym my znaem ego kak prekrasnogo,bysokokulturnogo i gluboko poryadocnogo cheloveka, bol'shogo patriota svoej strany i svoego naroda. Blagodarya svoim professionalnym i chelovecheskim kachestvam T.Gasymov vsegda vnosil kulturu i professionalism v sredu molodezhi, okruzhavshuyu ego. My schitaem, chto arest T.Gasymova besuslovno otricatelno skazhetsya na razvitii fizicheskoj kulyury v Azerbajdzhane. Krome togo, Azerbajdzhan mozhet poteryat' krupnogo uchenogo , vysokokulturnogo cheloveka i patriota. Glubokouvazhaemyj gospodin Prezident! My prizyvaem Vas proyavit' gumanizm i vypustit' na svobodu T.Gasymova. Uvereny, chto takoje dejstvie budet privetstvivat'sya mirovym soobchestvom uchenykh i bezuslovno ukrepit prestizh Azerbajdzhana v mire. From root Fri Nov 24 22:03:25 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Nov 24 22:03:23 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 24 Nov 1995 22:03:23 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00817; Fri, 24 Nov 95 17:10:43 -0500 Message-Id: <9511242210.AA00817@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 owl.INS.CWRU.Edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09157; Thu, 23 Nov 95 12:03:40 -0500 Received: (sms25@localhost) by owl.INS.CWRU.Edu (8.6.12+cwru/CWRU-2.1-bsdi) id MAA14732; Thu, 23 Nov 1995 12:03:33 -0500 (from sms25) Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 12:03:33 -0500 From: sms25@po.CWRU.Edu (Shmaryu M. Shvartsman) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Yu.Wolfengaut Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS is not responsible for the authenticity of information or/and the views supplied by the originators of broadcasted postings. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Netters, I am looking for Yurii Wolfengaut. He is probably in Germany or somewhere else. He and his family left Tomsk (Russia) in 1993-1994. Any information about him is appreciated. My e-mail address is sms25@po.cwru.edu Phone: USA (216)446-9114 Thanks in advance, Shmaryu Shvartsman. -- Physics Department, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: (216) 368-4127 (Of), (216) 446-9114 (H) E-mail: sms25@po.cwru.edu From root Fri Nov 24 22:06:29 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Nov 24 22:06:28 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 24 Nov 1995 22:06:28 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00807; Fri, 24 Nov 95 17:10:31 -0500 Message-Id: <9511242210.AA00807@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 emout05.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08877; Thu, 23 Nov 95 08:21:49 -0500 Received: by emout05.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id IAA01623; Thu, 23 Nov 1995 08:21:48 -0500 Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 08:21:48 -0500 From: LJC97@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Seeking information Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS is not responsible for the authenticity of information or/and the views supplied by the originators of broadcasted postings. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello for the United States of America! My name is Laura Crawford and I am a student at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, USA. I am currently research the change in Russian schools since the fall of Communism. The following questions are only some general one I have. If anyone can answer them and/or contribute any other inforemation, it would be greatly appreciated. 1. Are all children required to attend school? If so beginning at wnat age and ending at what age? 2. What are some of the general school rules and regulations? 3. How are the classes divided? (by ages or skill levels) Is there a distinction between elementary, middle school, and high school? 4. Who owns the property that the school builiding is built? 5. Where does the money come from to run the school? 6. Has the history content been changed or re-written since the fall of Communism? 7. What is the general view of the political leaders in Russia? The USA? 8. What is the attitude towards the United States of America? 9. Is there a strong emphasis on special sport or math/science academines? 10. How is religion addressed within the school? Please e-mail a response to ljc97@aol.com Thank you, Laura Crawford :) From root Sun Nov 26 18:41:35 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Nov 26 18:41:34 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 26 Nov 1995 18:41:33 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17124; Sun, 26 Nov 95 16:27:52 -0500 Message-Id: <9511262127.AA17124@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 vms.huji.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08274; Sat, 25 Nov 95 04:33:17 -0500 Received: by HUJIVMS (HUyMail-V7b); Sat, 25 Nov 95 11:33:19 +0200 Received: by HUJIVMS via SMTP(128.139.31.4) (HUyMail-V7b); Sat, 25 Nov 95 11:30:09 +0200 Received: by WWW.HUJI.AC.IL (HUyMail-V7b); Sat, 25 Nov 95 11:29:53 +0300 Date: Sat, 25 Nov 95 11:29 +0300 From: Maxim Novikov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for... Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Please, I`m looking for Elena Katok, can somebody help me? She is about 29 y.o. and some four years ago she was office manager of some road construction firm in Philadelphia. I didn`t hear from her since then, obviously she moved to another place. Can somebody help me to find her phone number, E-mail or post address, please? This is very rare family name (for example, there is no any Katok in Philadelphia or Boston). Thank you Maxim Novikov From root Mon Nov 27 21:38:09 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 27 21:38:08 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 27 Nov 1995 21:38:08 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25729; Mon, 27 Nov 95 19:08:32 -0500 Message-Id: <9511280008.AA25729@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 gemini.cc.umb.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25270; Mon, 27 Nov 95 14:57:57 -0500 Received: by umbsky.cc.umb.edu (MX V4.1 VAX) id 143; Mon, 27 Nov 1995 14:53:38 EST Date: Mon, 27 Nov 1995 13:30:23 EST From: merullo@umbsky.cc.umb.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovmail.com Status: RO Date sent: 27-NOV-1995 13:27:57 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS is not responsible for the authenticity of information or/and for the views supplied by the posting originators. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear IR Folks, I have been unsuccessfully trying to reach someone in Russia by e-mail. The messages bounce back, with the added explanation that there is no such host as "Sovmail.com". Does anyone know the correct spelling of that host? Any comment appreciated. Ryan Merullo International Executive Programs (617)287-7295 From root Mon Nov 27 21:59:44 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 27 21:59:44 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 27 Nov 1995 21:59:43 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25717; Mon, 27 Nov 95 19:08:17 -0500 Message-Id: <9511280008.AA25717@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 CGL.BU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17600; Sun, 26 Nov 95 22:11:49 -0500 Received: by cgl.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id WAA21652; Sun, 26 Nov 1995 22:11:48 -0500 From: simon1@cgl.bu.edu (Simon Streltsov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: search for people all over the USA... To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (Info-Jwss) Date: Sun, 26 Nov 1995 22:11:48 -0500 (EST) Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS is not responsible for the authenticity of information or/and for the views supplied by the originators of broadcasted postings. --------------------------------------------------------------------- People, Now you can search for a person in the phone-books of the whole country from the web: http://www.searchamerica.com/ ($0.35 for search with the first $1 free (-:) p.s. HIAS in NYC can be helpful when searching for people who arrived as Jewish refugees Senya Simcha Streltsov, simcha@shamash.org Moderator of Russian-Jews List, listproc@shamash.org From root Mon Nov 27 22:14:13 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 27 22:14:13 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 27 Nov 1995 22:14:12 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25735; Mon, 27 Nov 95 19:08:43 -0500 Message-Id: <9511280008.AA25735@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 bgumail.bgu.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25343; Mon, 27 Nov 95 15:39:29 -0500 Received: (from fishov@localhost) by bgumail.bgu.ac.il (8.6.12/8.6.12) id WAA01034; Mon, 27 Nov 1995 22:32:42 +0200 Date: Mon, 27 Nov 1995 22:32:41 +0200 (IST) From: Itzhak Fishov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Help Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS is not responsible for the authenticity of information or/and for the views supplied by the posting originators. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, I would greatly appreciate any help, advice etc. in my attempt to find an old friend of mine who has emigrated to US in 1990 from Kishinev. I left to Israel, so we had no connections from then. I have no guess about his location or work. His name: Dicker (Dikker), Sam (Samuel, Semion), Profession: computers, programming, physics (?). Below please find my address, phone and email. Best wishes to all, Itzhak. ********************************************************************** Itzhak Fishov, Ph. D. Department of Life Sciences Phone: 972-7-461368 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Fax: 972-7-472992 P.O.B. 653, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel email: fishov@bgumail.bgu.ac.il From root Mon Nov 27 22:28:14 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 27 22:28:13 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 27 Nov 1995 22:28:12 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25723; Mon, 27 Nov 95 19:08:23 -0500 Message-Id: <9511280008.AA25723@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 charon.rutgers.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24828; Mon, 27 Nov 95 09:38:15 -0500 Received: (from asvaduro@localhost) by charon.rutgers.edu (8.6.12+bestmx+oldruq+newsunq+grosshack/8.6.9) id JAA18352 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Mon, 27 Nov 1995 09:38:14 -0500 Date: Mon, 27 Nov 1995 09:38:14 -0500 From: Sergey Asvadurov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: MIIT seeks help Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS is not responsible for the authenticity of information or/and for the views supplied by the posting originators. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, netters: I am posting this message on bahalf of my mother, who works in the Moscow Institute of Transport Engineers (MIIT). Recently, they had a horrible fire, and now the institute is in desperate need for money. So, here goes: ------------- Dorogie vypuskniki MIITa i vse komu doroga sistema vysshego obrazovanija. 26 Sep. 1996 goda ispolniaetsia 100 let starejshemu texnicheskomu universitetu Rossii - MIITu. V noch' na 10 Nov 1995 g. ognem i vodoj vyveden iz stroja starejshij uchebnyj korpus # 1 . S etogo dnia MIIT po sushestvu jivet v cherezvychajnyx uslovijax, xotia uchebnyj process prodoljaetsia. Obrashaemsia ko vsem komu dorog MIIT s pros'boj o materialnoj pomoshi, chto by polnost'ju vosstanovit nash institut k 100-letiju. Nash valutnyj raschetnyj schet: # 070827 v Kirovskom filiale MIB , kod OKPO 09201237 Russia, 103055, Moscow, Novoslobodskaja ulitsa 57/65. ( s pometkoj "POMOSH" ) Spasibo. ------------- Thanks! -sergey asvadurov. From root Mon Nov 27 22:42:57 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 27 22:42:57 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 27 Nov 1995 22:42:56 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25741; Mon, 27 Nov 95 19:08:51 -0500 Message-Id: <9511280008.AA25741@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 mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25424; Mon, 27 Nov 95 16:31:44 -0500 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa06055; 28 Nov 95 0:30 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v6.14g, 08Sep95) id AA23453; Tue, 28 Nov 1995 00:15:33 +0200 (EET) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Tue, 28 Nov 95 00:15:32 +0200 (EET) Subject: INFO-RUSS: "Da zdravstvuet tovarisch Gitler!" Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS is not responsible for the authenticity of information or/and for the views supplied by the posting originators. --------------------------------------------------------------------- "Da zdravstvuet tovarisch Gitler!" Hi folks! 27/11/1995 S opozdaniem na dva dnja my uznali pro interv'ju prezidenta Belorussii Lukashenko. Dva dnja ponadobilos' infoagenstvam, chtoby proverit', dejstvitel'no li prinadlezhit prezidentu, drugu Rossii i vosstanovitelju Sojuza, tekst, peredannyj Minskim gosudarstvennym radio. Pohozhe, vse eti dva dnja (uvy, prishedshiesja na vyhodnye) te, komu polozheno, bezuspeshno razdumyvali, chto so vsem etim delat'. Kstati, rossijskie SMI neohotno soobschali ob etom sobytii (naprimer, v novostjah Rossijskogo TV nichego ne bylo, i, kazhetsja, zavtrashnie gazety ne sobirajutsja soobschat' ob interv'ju). Itak, Lukashenko skazal korrespondentu gazety "Handelsblatt", chto puti Belorussii i Germanii ochen' shodny, chto iz puchiny bedstvij Germaniju v 1930-e gody vyvelo tverdoe rukovodstvo Adol'fa Gitlera, chto katastroficheskie posledstvija vojny i drugih vneshnepoliticheskih reshenij ne dolzhny zacherkivat' uspehov vnutrennej politiki fjurera... Mnogo vsego interesnogo skazal, chto ne reshajutsja povtorit' na nashem gosudarstvennom TV, predpochitaja rasskazyvat', kak Prezident boretsja s koznjami Verhovnogo Soveta i Konstitucionnogo Suda (ah, kakie znakomye sjuzhety!) No odnu frazu iz interv'ju Lukashenko ne reshilas' procitirovat' dazhe nezavisimaja telekompanija NTV. Vot ona: <>. Do chego zhe ja ljublju gadov prostodushnyh, tak prjamo i rasskazyvajuschih samuju sut' svoej gadskoj programmy zhizni. Programmy, dejstvie kotoroj chernoj tuchej obvoloakivaet uzhe neskol'ko let vostok Evropy. Vash Alik From root Wed Nov 29 19:55:43 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 29 19:55:42 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 29 Nov 1995 19:55:41 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01215; Wed, 29 Nov 95 19:17:25 -0500 Message-Id: <9511300017.AA01215@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 ranma.usacomputers.net by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04059; Tue, 28 Nov 95 15:16:26 -0500 Received: from www.iline.com (iline.com.47.215.204.in-addr.arpa [204.215.47.199]) by ranma.usacomputers.net (8.6.12/8.6.9) with SMTP id QAA14058 for ; Tue, 28 Nov 1995 16:05:35 -0500 From: ilyaz@iline.com (Ilya Zeldes) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: 28 Nov 1995 15:15:04 EST Subject: INFO-RUSS: Information, please Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS is not responsible for the authenticity of information supplied by the posting originators or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSS: In my research, I'm looking for information about the Caspian Sea's fisheries (rybnye promysla) in the Dagestan area at the begining of the XX century (1900-1915). I know, before the Revolution there was a newspaper "Dagestan" published. Does anyone know, where may I find the issues of this newspaper? May someone provide me with a contact name, e-mail, phone/fax number or mailing address for the National or Central Library of Dagestan in Makhachkala? Also, I'd like to contact the Russian Fisheries Committee and inquire about Caspian Sea Fisheries. Do you know the Committee's e-mail, phone/fax or mailing address and contact name? And one more question: is there anyone in Kishinev, Moldova, with an E-mail address, so I may contact him or her? Your help and advice will be appreciated. Regards, Ilya Zeldes, Fort Myers, Florida, USA. Email: ILYAZ@ILINE.COM From root Wed Nov 29 20:18:51 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 29 20:18:50 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 29 Nov 1995 20:18:49 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01207; Wed, 29 Nov 95 19:17:18 -0500 Message-Id: <9511300017.AA01207@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 husc.harvard.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04029; Tue, 28 Nov 95 15:05:58 -0500 Received: from scws45.harvard.edu by husc.harvard.edu with ESMTP id LAA29531; Tue, 28 Nov 1995 11:27:08 -0500 (EST) Received: by scws45.harvard.edu id LAA22669; Tue, 28 Nov 1995 11:31:02 -0500 (EST) Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 11:30:57 -0400 (EDT) From: Leonid Reyzin Subject: INFO-RUSS: KBH NYU-MIT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS is not responsible for the authenticity of information supplied by the posting originators or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- For those of you from around the Boston area and other fans of the KBH (Klub Veselykh i Nahodchivykh) tradition. I know no more about this event than what it says in the message. KBH KBH KBH KBH KBH KBH KBH KBH KBH KBH Massachusetskiy Tehnologicheskiy Institut (MIT) vs. New-Yorkskiy Universitet (NYU) Igra v Cambridge sostoitsya 3 dekabrya, 1995 goda v 7 chasov vechera, v pomeschenii Kresge Little Theater, MIT (sm. nizhe). Cena bileta: $3 (na pokrytie organizacionnyh raskhodov). Bilety mozhno priobresti zaranee po adresu 471 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, s 6-9 vechera s ponedel'nika po pyatnitsu. Dlia spravok zvonit' (617) 225-7417, Sveta. Bilety budut takzhe prodavatsya u vhoda, no mesta ogranicheny. Kto ne uspel, tot opozdal. A vot. A vot i karta ostrova sokrovisch... CAMBRIDGE M | C | 77 Mass. Av (MIT main entrance) e | h | BOSTON Bus stop m | a | -------------------------------------------------------------- Massachusetts Avenue Harvard Bridge Mass Av --------------------------------------------------------------- Bus stop o | r | --------------------- /---\ D r | l | | MIT Student Center | |Cha| O i | e | | 84 Mass. Ave. | LAWN |pel| R a | s | ---------------------- LAWN \---/ M l | | S | R | /------------\ D | i | /Weirdly shaped\ r | v | | Kresge | i | e | \ ------------/ v | r | P A R K I N G L O T e | | FOOTBALL FIELD --Leo From root Wed Nov 29 20:31:12 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 29 20:31:11 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 29 Nov 1995 20:31:10 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01108; Wed, 29 Nov 95 19:08:43 -0500 Message-Id: <9511300008.AA01108@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 ENGC.BU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04698; Tue, 28 Nov 95 22:58:34 -0500 Received: by engc.bu.edu (8.6.9/Spike-2.1) id WAA27539; Tue, 28 Nov 1995 22:58:20 -0500 From: leon@engc.bu.edu (Leonid Charny) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Alumni of 2nd Moscow Math School: READ THIS To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 22:58:19 -0500 (EST) Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS is not responsible for the authenticity of information or/and for the views supplied by the posting originators. --------------------------------------------------------------------- *************************************************************** Dear IR-folks, I've received the msg below first from Lenya Charny, but a few other people were also backing it up: Igor Mazin, Lev Landa, Sergey Lvovski, and Alik Suhanov (whose numerous report on the war in Chechnya have been broadcasted here). Alik Suhanov's msg received by me says: "Po moemu mneniju, V.F. odin iz 5-6 chelovek, sdelavshih bol'she vseh dl'a razvitija kachestvennogo obrazovanija v period agonii "ottepeli". Razumeets'a, kak vsegda, ne poddaets'a proverke i kritike utverzhdenie, chto nuzhna imenno eta operacija i imenno v dannoj strane i bol'nice. Ufff. Skazal, chto mog i kak umeju..." --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator Now, back to the text by Leonid Charny. *************************************************************** Dear friends, and especially alumni of the 2nd Moscow school: V.F.Ovchinnikov, former principal of Moscow school No 2 at its best times, is now seriously ill. He needs an urgent open heart operation. Physicians from a Heidelberg (Germany) hospital agreed to operate on him for free. However, the hospital expenses are still to be covered, which amounts to DM 30,000 (about $22,000). The living expenses will be covered by German. N. Fein (former "zavutch"). We urge you to take part in the fund-raising effort. There are several ways to contribute: -- you can send your check or money order to the following account in Germany (this is the preferred way): 135131191 Dr. German Fein, Sparkasse Landau, BRD BLZ 548500010, Postfach 76825, Landau/Pfalz, Germany Be sure to indicate that the money you send is "Spende" (the German for charity donation). -- you can send roubles to the following account in Russia: Sberbank Rf, filial 7813/0697 Donskogo OSB g. Moskvy, schet 80041, Ovchinnikov Vladimir Fedorovich -- in the US you can make a TAX DEDUCTABLE donation to: American Help Foundation, 22 Westlund Rd, Belmont, MA 02178 Make sure to mark OVCHINNIKOV MEDICAL FUND on your check. If you send a donation, please e-mail the following information to sch2@ium.ips.ras.ru (1) How much money was sent and to which account? (2) Can you suggest some other people to whom this letter can be sent? You can also contact Felix Raskolnikov in the USA (raskolni@pilot.msu.edu home phone: (517) 337-7050, bus:(517) 335-4762 ). He is an Associate Professor at the Michigan State university. Thank you. L. C. ______________________________________________________________________________ Leonid Charny College of Engineering, Boston University, 44 Cummington St., Boston, MA 02215 Phone: (617) 353-5442 FAX: (617) 353-5548 E-mail: leon@bu.edu ______________________________________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Nov 30 19:52:05 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 30 Nov 1995 19:52:05 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10231; Thu, 30 Nov 95 19:16:25 -0500 Message-Id: <9512010016.AA10231@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 falcon.iupui.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09706; Thu, 30 Nov 95 15:19:12 -0500 Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 15:17:43 -0500 (EST) From: JOE@FALCON.IUPUI.EDU To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Anyone, who goes from Moscow to the USA soon Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). 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From root Mon Dec 4 23:56:54 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 4 23:56:54 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 4 Dec 1995 23:56:53 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27152; Mon, 4 Dec 95 20:58:23 -0500 Message-Id: <9512050158.AA27152@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 CAD.BU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26408; Mon, 4 Dec 95 12:13:18 -0500 Received: (from root@localhost) by cad.bu.edu (8.7.1/8.7.1) id MAA24794 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Mon, 4 Dec 1995 12:12:38 -0500 (EST) From: Leonid Charny Subject: INFO-RUSS: CORRECTION! Alumni/ae of the 2nd Moscow Math School To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 4 Dec 1995 12:12:38 -0500 (EST) Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS is not responsible for the information supplied by the posting originators or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a correction to the earlier posting about Vladimir Fedorovich Ovchinnikov: The account number in Germany was incorrect. The CORRECT account is 54850010, not 548500010. This error occurred in Bonn. Thanks to all who replied. Leonid Charny BTW, Ira Gassko , in her msg sent to the IR-coordinator, noted that V.F.Ovchinnikov was also a principal of the All-Union School by Correspondence (VZMSh) and taught history in Moscow English School #45. From root Tue Dec 5 12:01:23 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 5 12:01:22 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 5 Dec 1995 12:01:21 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05206; Tue, 5 Dec 95 11:04:13 -0500 Message-Id: <9512051604.AA05206@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 alf.uccs.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09482; Sat, 2 Dec 95 19:50:17 -0500 Received: from eleven (eleven [128.198.1.116]) by alf.uccs.edu (8.6.9/8.6.9) with SMTP id RAA25544 for ; Sat, 2 Dec 1995 17:49:09 -0700 Date: Sat, 2 Dec 1995 17:50:04 -0700 (MST) From: "Alexander Soifer" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Beatles Antology, part 3 (fwd) Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Could anyone make me a copy of Beatles Antology, third part, that was shown on ABC on Thanksgiving Day? I would like to continue nostalgiazing, but accidentally erased my copy. Yours, Alexander Soifer From root Tue Dec 5 21:01:42 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 5 21:01:42 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 5 Dec 1995 21:01:41 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05943; Tue, 5 Dec 95 18:28:43 -0500 Message-Id: <9512052328.AA05943@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 mail-relay1.cis.yale.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05646; Tue, 5 Dec 95 15:42:22 -0500 Received: from capitoline.cis.yale.edu by mail-relay1 with SMTP id AA18063 (5.67a/IDA-1.5 for ); Tue, 5 Dec 1995 15:41:12 -0500 Received: from morpheus.cis.yale.edu (morpheus [130.132.143.248]) by capitoline.cis.yale.edu (8.6.12/8.6.12) with ESMTP id PAA22269 for ; Tue, 5 Dec 1995 15:42:09 -0500 Received: (from guseva@localhost) by morpheus.cis.yale.edu (8.6.12/8.6.12) id PAA00969; Tue, 5 Dec 1995 15:42:10 -0500 Date: Tue, 5 Dec 1995 15:42:09 -0500 (EST) From: "Izabella M. Gusev" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Village in America (local: New England, USA) Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Little Bay Society is proud to present Dr. Eduard Stein giving a talk entitled 'Russian Village in America'. Talk will be devoted to the history of Russian American literature mostly. Time: 2 p.m., Sunday, December 10, 1995 Place: 11 Cherry Hill Road, Branford, CT (New Haven area). There is no fee, but reservations are required (seats are limited). About reservations and directions, please, inquire at izabella.gusev@yale.edu or call (203) 488-2942. Isabel Gusev From root Thu Dec 7 21:02:36 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Dec 7 21:02:35 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 7 Dec 1995 21:02:35 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01023; Thu, 7 Dec 95 20:16:19 -0500 Message-Id: <9512080116.AA01023@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 maroon.tc.umn.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00348; Thu, 7 Dec 95 12:14:56 -0500 Received: by maroon.tc.umn.edu; Thu, 7 Dec 95 11:12:48 -0600 Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 11:12:47 -0600 (CST) From: Alexander P Rostovtsev Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for Russ-MDs with a USA license To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear ladies and gentlemen: We need your help. My wife, graduate of 1st Moscow Medical Institute, class of 1979,OBS/GYN, finally passed her medical National Board exams and is applying for a residency. The main problem is the verification of her credentials. The 1st MMI rectorate signed and mailed all requested forms to ECFMG (organization certifying foreign medical graduates), but ECFMG refuses to accept them claiming that 1MMI didn't submit samples of the institute officials signatures. It may be the case or just a BS. The only one way around this obstacle is to obtain three letters from MDs with american licences. If you know such a person, please, let us know. Sincerely, Dr. Alexander Rostovtsev From root Sun Dec 10 12:01:33 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Dec 10 12:01:32 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 10 Dec 1995 12:01:32 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26420; Sun, 10 Dec 95 11:50:38 -0500 Message-Id: <9512101650.AA26420@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 pulsar.ras.ru by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17242; Sat, 9 Dec 95 08:40:22 -0500 Received: from masu.UUCP (uucp@localhost) by ium.ips.ras.ru (8.6.9/8.6.9) with UUCP id PAA02779 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Sat, 9 Dec 1995 15:40:34 +0300 Received: by ium.ips.ras.ru (UUPC/@ v6.14g, 08Sep95) id AA23037; Sat, 9 Dec 1995 15:35:01 +0200 (EET) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Sat, 9 Dec 95 15:35:00 +0200 (EET) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Kak eto delaets'a v Rossii Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Kak eto delaetsja v Rossii Hi folks! 9/12/1995 Takaja vot istorija o tom, kak sejchas delaetsja zavtrashnij den' (a mozhet byt' i sledujuschij vek) Rossii. V etom godu u nas prohodila tak nazyvaemaja denezhnaja privatizacija. To est', to gosimuschestvo, kotoroe ran'she ne razdali darom, prodavali (rossijskim juridicheskim licam). Eto v osnovnom predprijatija syr'evogo profilja. V nachale goda 8 bankov (po sluchajnomu sovpadeniju te zhe, rukovoditeli kotoryh podpisali pis'mo s pros'boj otlozhit' vybory na dlitel'nyj srok) predlozhili pravitel'stvu za desjatok trillionov rublej (summu planiruemogo deficita bjudzheta) kupit' vse optom. Pravitel'stvo SOGLASILOS', no banki peredralis'. Aukciony i konkursy nachalis' s opozdaniem, i draka na nih razvernulas' mezhdu etimi samymi bankami. Vprochem, draki kak takovoj ne bylo - poka chto, smeshnym obrazom, proishodili vybory iz odnogo kandidata. Tak, s pervogo aukciona byl snjat soiskatel', predlagavshij summu v 2.5 raza bol'she, chem pobeditel' - "vvidu tehnicheskih' narushenij". No poka shla melochevka. I vot, na etoj nedele, privatizirovalas' vtoraja po velichine neftekompanija strany - "Jukos". Za neskol'ko dnej do etogo tri banka iz pervoj desjatki ("Inkombank", "Nacional'nyj kredit" i "Rossijskij kredit") ob'javili, chto organizator aukciona - bank "Menatep" planiruet prodat' ob'ekt sebe (v narushenie zapreta, nalozhennogo rasporjazheniem minfina o provedenii aukciona). Effekt zajavlenija byl porazitel'nyj. 1. Centrobank ob'javil, chto otzyvaet u etih treh bankov licenziju na mezhdunarodnye operacii (ostalos' ugrozoj) i provedet tschatel'nuju reviziju ih otchetnosti. 2. Minfin raz'jasnil, chto ne pozvolit etim bankam rasplachivat'sja na aukcione gosudarstvennymi dolgovymi objazatel'stvami, a tol'ko dollarami. 3. "Menatep" zaveril, chto nichego takogo pokupat' ne budet. Poslednee okazalos' pravdoj - za startovuju cenu v $350 mln. 78% akcij neftekompanii "Jukos" kupila moskovskaja melkooptovaja firma "Laguna" (torgovlja ryboproduktami). Ni u kogo bol'she 350 mln. NALIChNYMI ne okazalos'. V tot zhe den' firma "Laguna" oficial'no peredala akcii banku "Menatep", vystupivshemu ee garantom na aukcione. Kstati, kontrol'nyj paket "Noril'skogo nikelja" kupil za $100 mln. bank, ne vhodjaschij ne tol'ko v 1-ju desjatku, a dazhe v sotnju. Garantom vystupil "ONEKSIMbank" (iz toj vos'merki). Dva favorita pravitel'stva - "ONEKSIMbank" i "Menatep" obychno provodjat do aukcionov peregovory s direktoratom pokupaemyh firm, zakljuchaja dogovory o nesmeschenii rukovodstva. Do sih por eti soglashenija neukosnitel'no vypolnjalis', v otlichie ot oficial'nyh uslovij aukcionov, predusmatrivajuschih objazatel'nye investicii pokupatelej. Vash Alik Suhanov From root Mon Dec 11 18:01:17 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 11 18:01:16 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 11 Dec 1995 18:01:15 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06130; Mon, 11 Dec 95 17:36:36 -0500 Message-Id: <9512112236.AA06130@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 elele.peacesat.Hawaii.Edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05932; Mon, 11 Dec 95 15:51:52 -0500 Received: by elele.peacesat.Hawaii.Edu (5.0/SMI-4.1) id AA29495; Mon, 11 Dec 1995 10:46:33 +1000 Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 10:41:38 -1000 (HST) From: "J. Norris -- PBDC Pacific Basin Development Counc" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Agranov/Grain To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, Your network was recommended to me by Dr. Gena Agranov from Israel. I am looking for a person in the USA. Here is the story. My father-in-law was named Albert Agranov -- he later changed his name to Grain after arriving in the U.S. (supposidly through New York, although we can't find any records with INS of the Statute of Liberty folks. Albert was born in Bachmut, Ukraine on April 13, 1904. His brother Mathew was born in the same place on May 13, 1902. The family which consisted of the two boys, his mother Luba and his father Mathew arrived in New York around 1912. We have history of him from about 1922 until his death. By chance do you have information on this family or could you suggest where we might look. Jerry B. Norris (I am the husband of his dauther -- Ms. Merrie Carol Grain). Hope to hear from you soon. From root Mon Dec 11 18:25:35 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 11 18:25:34 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 11 Dec 1995 18:25:34 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06224; Mon, 11 Dec 95 17:48:38 -0500 Message-Id: <9512112248.AA06224@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 gatewy.worldbank.org by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05773; Mon, 11 Dec 95 14:02:03 -0500 Received: from mb.worldbank.org by worldbank.org (PMDF V5.0-5 #7413) id <01HYOM8UPLK00027WQ@worldbank.org>; Mon, 11 Dec 1995 13:57:00 -0500 (EST) Received: with PMDF-MR; Mon, 11 Dec 1995 19:02:48 +0000 (GMT) Mr-Received: by mta VAX12; Relayed; Mon, 11 Dec 1995 19:02:48 +0000 Mr-Received: by mta GATEWY; Relayed; Mon, 11 Dec 1995 18:56:54 +0000 Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 18:31:26 +0000 (GMT) From: Andrey Kushlin 87268 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Free "Izvestia" etc. for Web Users To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Posting-Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 19:02:00 +0000 (GMT) Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- For those World-Wide Web users who do not know it yet... Complete issues of some major Russian newspapers, such as "Izvestia" and "Finansovye Izvestia", are available FOR FREE on the Web via "Russia-On-Line" on a daily basis. Funnily enough, here in the Western hemisphere you can read TODAY the issue of "Izvestia" that will only reach most of its Russian readers (outside of Moscow) the NEXT DAY. Check it out by yourselves: "Izvestia" - http://win.www.online.ru/mlists/izvestia/izvestia-izvestia/ "Finansovye Izvestia" - http://win.www.online.ru/mlists/izvestia/izvestia-finance/ "Izvestia-Expertiza" - http://win.www.online.ru/mlists/izvestia/izvestia-expert/ To be able to read these newspapers (which are in Russian, of course), you need to have a Code Page 1251 (ANSI) Cyrillic font installed on your machine and set properly for your Web browser. A good discussion of computer russification issues (with leads to sources of fonts and related software) is provided in Sergei Naoumov's Web page "Dazhdbogovy Vnuki" - http://sunsite.oit.unc.edu/sergei/Software/Software.html Have fun with this new daily reading... Andrey Kushlin From root Mon Dec 11 19:20:54 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 11 19:20:54 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 11 Dec 1995 19:20:53 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06218; Mon, 11 Dec 95 17:48:31 -0500 Message-Id: <9512112248.AA06218@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 pulsar.ras.ru by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05364; Mon, 11 Dec 95 09:22:50 -0500 Received: from masu.UUCP (uutimur@localhost) by ium.ips.ras.ru (8.6.9/8.6.9) with UUCP id DAA02160 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Mon, 11 Dec 1995 03:14:13 +0300 Received: by ium.ips.ras.ru (UUPC/@ v6.14g, 08Sep95) id AA23163; Mon, 11 Dec 1995 03:01:38 +0200 (EET) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Mon, 11 Dec 95 03:01:37 +0200 (EET) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Javlinskij na "Svobode" Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Javlinskij na "Svobode" Hi folks! 10/12/1995 Segodnja Grigorij Javlinskij prinjal uchastie v chasovom radiointerv'ju dlja Radio Svoboda. Ego doprashivali troe: Kulistikov so Svobody, Parhomenko iz gazety "Segodnja" i Fionetta Kukurnija iz gazety "Reppublika" (Italija). Vse eto zhurnalisty ochen' vysokogo klassa. Ja uzhe opisyval vam takoe predstavlenie s uchastiem S. Kovaleva. Pri etom chasto ljudi raskryvajutsja s novoj storony. S Javlinskim etogo ne proizoshlo, no bylo interesno. Ego poprosili, pochti v samom nachale besedy, utochnit', kakoj zhe pozicii on priderzhivalsja v oktjabre 1993 goda (kak ja vsegda predpolagal, znachenie etih sobytij so vremenem budet vse rasti, a ne ubyvat'). Otvet: byl protiv planov E. sosredotochit' vlast', no za vvedenie vojsk, kogda nachala narastat' anarhija. "To, chto nachalos' nautro - rasstrel parlamenta - ne moglo prividet'sja i v strashnom sne ni odnomu normal'nomu cheloveku". S krajnej - odinakovoj - rezkost'ju otzyvalsja o kommunistah i pravitel'stve. "Zjuganov - pragmatik, no za nim stoit massa svihnuvshihsja utopistov, kotorye ego smetut. On ne uderzhit kontrolja za svoimi ljud'mi". S drugoj storony, rezko vozrazhal protiv "bor'by s kommunizmom". Etu temu on zatronul dvazhdy - pervyj raz, kogda upomjanul, chto "kommunisty ne prinimali uchastija v pogromah nochi 3 oktjabrja, eto byli ljudi so svastikami - drugie ljudi, smeshivajut ih professional'nye borcy s kommunizmom". I dalee: "Borot'sja s kommunizmom - tak zhe nelepo, kak i sledovat' emu. Kommunizm - eto mif [zamechu, chto zdes' on neozhidanno upotrebil eto slovo ne v zhargonno-politicheskom smysle, a v terminologicheskom]. Emu, byt' mozhet, 5000 let. Emu nel'zja sledovat' v politike i s nim nel'zja borot'sja". Naibol'shuju opasnost', po mneniju Ja., predstavljaet vkljuchenie v kompleks idej rossijskih kommunistov ne tol'ko nacionalizma, no i pravoslavnogo klerikalizma - eto mozhet privesti k sozdaniju fundamentalistskogo rezhima, kak v Irane. Sleduet otmetit' pochti demonstrativnoe neposeschenie predstaviteljami Jabloka politicheskih meroprijatij Cerkvi (v to vremja kak na poslednem Russkom Narodnom Sobore Gajdar vystupil s dokladom). Udarnyj tezis: kommunisticheskaja ugroza ishodit ot pravitel'stva. Delo dazhe ne v tom, chto na nizhnem i srednem urovne pravitel'stvennye funkcionery - chleny i aktivisty KPRF (on upomjanul, v chastnosti, ministra justicii V.Kovaleva). Glavnoe - eto to, chto kommunizmu, fashizmu i t.d. nuzhna opredelennaja social'naja sreda - marginalizacija naselenija, degradacija otraslej i regionov. Pravitel'stvo staratel'no nad etim rabotaet. Parhomenko vyskazal mysl', chto vseh politikov mozhno vystroit' v nekuju sistemu, zadavaja im vsego tri-chetyre voprosa, sredi nih - Chechnja, oktjabr' 93, chastnaja sobstvennost' na zemlju i sud'ba SSSR. Ja. otvetil o Chechne sledujuschee: (1) Posle vsego, chto my natvorili, ne mozhet byt' pozicii "sverhu vniz", a tol'ko peregovory ravnyh. (2) Udalenie vseh, prichastnyh k razvjazyvaniju etoj vojny ("razumeetsja, eto budet vozmozhno tol'ko posle uhoda prezidenta po imeni E.") (3) Predmet SROChNYH peregovorov - prekraschenie vsjakih nasil'stvennyh dejstvij - voennyh i terroristicheskih. Posle etogo mozhno budet razgovarivat' o statuse hot' do grecheskih kalend. Parhomenko skazal: "Vy ushli ot otveta; ja hochu odnogo iz treh otvetov: derzhat', otpuskat', gnat'". Ja. otvetil Serege ochen' rezko: "Eto detskie igry na luzhajke". Neskol'ko pozzhe pojasnil: igra v "Chto delat' s Chechnej" [mne ee prihodilos' slyshat' v variante "A chto by Vy delali na meste E."] pridumana v Moskve, ljudi na Kavkaze, Kubani i voobsche juge prezhde vsego ozabocheny problemoj SVOEJ bezopasnosti. Zemlja: federal'nyj zakon, priznajuschij chastnuju sobstvennost', procedury - v vedenie regionov. "Verojatno, Sibir' razreshit svobodno prodavat', Kuban' - net. Vot i posmotrim, u kogo dela pojdut luchshe". SSSR: Belovezhskij process - iskusstvenen, no obratnogo puti net. Ja. za vseob'emljuschee ekonomicheskoe sblizhenie, no protiv voennogo i politicheskogo. Na dopolnitel'nyj vopros o reakcii na rasshirenie NATO skazal: "My ne schitaem, chto imeem pravo diktovat' Prage i Varshave, s kem im vstupat' v sojuzy. V razduvanii etoj problemy zainteresovany prezhde vsego generaly i ih lobbisty, potomu chto generaly ne hotjat priznavat', chto ugrozy Rossii na Jugo-Vostoke, i sootvetstvenno pereorientirovat' doktrinu, voennoe stroitel'stvo, mobplany i t.d. Prosche ostavit' vse kak est'". Na vopros F.Kukurnija, pochemu ushel Boldyrev i verno li, chto Lukin - nacionalist i antizapadnik, otvetil, chto Boldyrev ostaetsja chlenom partii, a Lukin ne obsuzhdal svoih vzgljadov i ne utverzhdal ih na kongresse partii i dvizhenija. Primem, deskat', programmu i tam vse ureguliruem. [Eto, vidimo, samoe slaboe mesto Ja.] Prestupnost' i bezopasnost': reshenie etoj problemy nevozmozhno, poka suschestvuet rezhim, dlja kotorogo prestupnost' - sredstvo upravlenija stranoj, reshenija politicheskih, administrativnyh i ekonomicheskih problem. Vazhnejshee mesto: "Ljudej ne interesuet nasha rabota v Dume (glavnoe - kto za Chechnju, kto protiv, kto za bjudzhet, kto protiv pravitel'stva, za kakoj srok voennoj sluzhby - oni i tak znajut). Esli govorit', chto vot nado vybrat' Dumu, ona budet zakony delat', ljudi na glazah skuchnejut. Rabotajut dva argumenta - eto probnye vybory, razminka pered prezidentskimi vyborami, i - nado sdelat' sil'nuju frakciju podderzhki buduschego prezidenta, chelovek tak 70 [ eto 15% ], chtoby ne bylo konfliktov. Vse osoznajut, chto vse reshitsja na vyborah prezidenta. Vot tut vybirat' budut s sodroganiem i uzhasom. Vse ponimajut - vybirajut Carja. Takogo cheloveka, kotoryj mozhet prosnut'sja i skazat' - steret' etu Chechnju s lica zemli". V svjazi s etim Ja. govoril o sojuze demokratov: vo-pervyh, na etih vyborah vyjasnitsja, s kem voobsche stoit govorit', "a to nekotorye dumajut, chto oni politicheskie dejateli, a izbirateli o nih etogo ne dumajut". Sojuz pri obrazovanii pravitel'stva trebuet obschej programmy, chego net i ne predviditsja. Vot pri prezidentskih vyborah, na kotoryh vybiraetsja paradigma razvitija Rossii - individualisticheskaja ili etatistskaja - mozhno ob'edinit' ochen' shirokij krug demokratov. Moj kommentarij: hotelos' by do prezidentskih vyborov uslyshat' ot Ja., kakie garantii on, stav Carem Vseja Rusi, mozhet dat' neizmennosti svoej vernosti izbrannomu kursu? Ja by schital takoj garantiej plan (rasschitannyj ne na 500 dnej, a men'she) reformy konstitucii, rezko umen'shajuschej prava prezidenta. V zakljuchenie Ja. ochen' optimistichno otozvalsja o roste politicheskoj otvetstvennosti i intellektual'nogo urovnja russkih izbiratelej. Eti vpechatlenija on, kak ja ponimaju, vynes iz svoej poezdki po jugu Rossii (votchine Zhirika na vyborah 1993 goda i posledujuschih), gde emu udalos' sil'no podnjat' svoj rejting. Posmotrim... Vash Alik Suhanov From root Tue Dec 12 21:12:47 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 12 21:12:46 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 12 Dec 1995 21:12:45 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15830; Tue, 12 Dec 95 19:32:48 -0500 Message-Id: <9512130032.AA15830@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 dub-img-1.compuserve.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15137; Tue, 12 Dec 95 12:31:32 -0500 Received: by dub-img-1.compuserve.com (8.6.10/5.950515) id MAA11384; Tue, 12 Dec 1995 12:31:28 -0500 Date: 12 Dec 95 12:26:29 EST From: Vadim Babenko <74672.2423@compuserve.com> To: Alex Kaplan Subject: INFO-RUSS: Posting on Info-Russ Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). 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Please respond directly to Vadim Babenko: 74672.2423@compuserve.com Fax: (301) 216-0087 From root Tue Dec 12 21:35:48 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 12 21:35:45 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 12 Dec 1995 21:35:44 -0500 From: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15801; Tue, 12 Dec 95 19:30:38 -0500 Date: Tue, 12 Dec T 19:21:45 -0500 Message-Id: <9512130030.AA15801@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 Status: R >From sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 12 19:20 EST 1995 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23978; Tue, 12 Dec 95 19:20:13 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15757; Tue, 12 Dec 95 19:20:10 -0500 Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 19:59:32 +0000 (GMT) From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Tue, 12 Dec 95 19:15:36 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Human rights violations systematic and flagrant Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday December 11 ' 95 MOSCOW (Reuter) - An official report to President Boris Yeltsin on Russia's human rights record in 1995 will disclose widespread and growing abuses and systematic violation of the country's 2-year-old constitution by his own officials. The report's author Sergei Kovalyov, chairman of Yeltsin's presidential human rights committee, told a meeting of activists Sunday evening he planned to tell the Russian leader that abuses were now ``systematic and flagrant'' in many areas. ``The right of free movement is being systematically ignored under various pretexts,'' Kovalyov said, citing the widespread reintroduction of the Soviet ``propiska'' or compulsory residence permit in big cities, even for short-term visitors. He also singled out as unconstitutional a decree on organized crime signed by Yeltsin last year which allowed detention of suspects without charge for 30 days. The constitution sets a maximum of 48 hours. The 65-year-old former Soviet dissident's committee has been ignored by Yeltsin although the president has not formally disbanded it. Kovalyov won several human rights prizes in the West this year for his campaign to stop the Kremlin's war in Chechnya. He told the meeting, held on the eve of the first anniversary of the start of the Chechen war, that the conflict there, which caused the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians, had shown the real state of affairs in Russia. He warned that Moscow's plans to hold elections there Sunday would be ``like pouring kerosene on a burning coal.'' Kovalyov said Russian police and security authorities were returning to Soviet-style rules on secrecy of official information and were bugging telephones and opening mail. ``These are the signs of a police state being reborn before our eyes,'' he said. ``The lack of control over the actions of the security organs is the path back to a totalitarian regime,'' Kovalyov told the audience, many of them veterans of the 1970s Soviet dissident movement. He accused the authorities of taking no action against dozens of extreme nationalist and fascist groups who were preaching racial hatred and setting up their own armed groups. From root Fri Dec 15 00:34:30 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 15 00:34:28 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 15 Dec 1995 00:34:28 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01518; Thu, 14 Dec 95 23:15:48 -0500 Message-Id: <9512150415.AA01518@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from emout05.mail.aol.com by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04519; Wed, 13 Dec 95 16:00:29 -0500 Received: by emout05.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id QAA26577 for sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu; Wed, 13 Dec 1995 16:00:24 -0500 Date: Wed, 13 Dec 1995 16:00:24 -0500 From: VIDCHAIR@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Email Addresses in Russia Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi I am looking for email directories for Russian and foreign firms operating in Russia; would greatly appreciate any information. Hal Davis P.S. This list is a great resource. I appreciate it a lot. From root Fri Dec 15 06:50:52 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 15 06:50:51 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 15 Dec 1995 06:50:50 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01532; Thu, 14 Dec 95 23:16:32 -0500 Message-Id: <9512150416.AA01532@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 mail.usacomputers.net by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16070; Tue, 12 Dec 95 22:19:16 -0500 Received: from www.iline.com (iline.com.47.215.204.in-addr.arpa [204.215.47.199]) by usacomputers.net (8.6.12/8.6.9) with SMTP id XAA08837 for ; Tue, 12 Dec 1995 23:07:01 -0500 From: ilyaz@iline.com (Ilya Zeldes) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: 12 Dec 1995 21:35:30 EST Subject: INFO-RUSS: Cyrillic keyboard help! Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Friends, may someone tell me (in plain English or Russian without any technospeak, please) how to send and receive a message written in Russian. Here is my problem: I have a WinKey software installed on my hard drive. WinKey is a Windows 32s 101/102key keyboard driver and utility wich allows me to toggle between Cyrillic and English. When WinKey is turned on, I can type in either English or Russian in the message area of my OLX offline reader. However, when I send this message, it's received on the other end in a garbled ("GreeK") form. The same with the Russian messages I'm getting on my end. Is there any way to communicate in Russian over the Net using WinKey? The WinKey brief manual sais "...you can send articles and messages over the net just like the big boys in Moscow." What am I doing wrong? Why I cannot send and receive Russian messages? Any suggestion and advice is appreciated. Regards, Ilya Zeldes, Fort Myers, Florida, USA. Internet E-mail: ILYAZ@ILINE.COM From root Fri Dec 15 15:52:08 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 15 15:52:07 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 15 Dec 1995 15:52:06 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10051; Fri, 15 Dec 95 12:40:46 -0500 Message-Id: <9512151740.AA10051@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from mig.phys.msu.su by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26007; Fri, 15 Dec 95 08:57:52 -0500 Received: from bee.phys.msu.su (bee.phys.msu.su [193.232.123.202]) by mig.phys.msu.su (8.6.7/8.6.5) with SMTP id RAA01028; Fri, 15 Dec 1995 17:27:25 +0300 Date: Fri, 15 Dec 1995 16:50:32 From: "Andrei Andrianov" Organization: Moscow State University To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Vybora Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- VYBORY, VYBORY... - Privet! S dnem Konstitucii! - Chtob ty po nei jil! Telefonnyi razgovor 12.12.95 Vopros: kak vesti predvybornuiu kampaniiu, esli nikakih voobshe slov naselenie uje ne vosprinimaet v upor? Otvet: pytat'sia igrat' na lichnoi reputacii konkretnyh shiroko izvestnyh liudei i na chisto obraznoi (imaje-voi) reklame. Ideia byla, v obshem, zdravaia: vziat' izvestnogo cheloveka s horoshei reputaciei (prichem liubogo: politika, generala, kinoartista, pevca etc.), sdelat' pod nego partiiu i popytat'sia na ego reputacii proiti v parlament. No, poskol'ku eta deiatel'nost' nikak ne koordinirovalas', takih personal'nyh "partii" okazalos' ni mnogo ni malo 43 shtuki - i eto tol'ko teh, kto smog sobrat' po 200 000 podpisei v svoiu podderjku. Pri etom mnogie iz "partii" deistvitel'no vozglavliaiut liudi vpolne dostoinye. Stalo ochevidno, chto - pri 5-procentnom bar'ere - v parlament proidut maksimum 5-6 partii. (Za liderov - kommunistov - vystupaet vsego 16 procentov elektorata, za bol'shinstvo ostal'nyh partii - men'she odnogo). Pri etom za bortom ostaiutsia mnogie vliiatel'nye persony, naprimer spiker Dumy Rybkin ili Sergei Shahrai - iz-za togo, chto ih golosa ottianuli lilliputy. I vyiasnilos', chto eti "lider-partii" k koordinacii i ob'edineniiu fizicheski nesposobny. S tochki zreniia politiki eto, konechno, polnyi bardak. Zato issledovatel' - v koi-to veki - mojet navesti statistiku na politiku, chto samo po sebe liubopytno. Itak, predpolojim, chto reklamshiki partii - ne idioty i bolee-menee otslejivaiut narodnye chaianiia. Kakoi obraz oni lepiat i kakie kliuchevye slova prigovarivaiut? Nabliudenie N1: programmy prakticheski vseh ser'eznyh partii prakticheski sovpadaiut. Spisok standartnyi: bor'ba s prestupnost'iu, stimulirovanie investicii, social'nye programmy, zashita proizvoditelia etc. Obratite vnimanie, chto vse punkty vpolne racional'ny. Nabliudeniia N 2-99: vse rejissery predvybornyh rolikov lepiat, v sushnosti, odin i tot je obraz lidera/partii, a imenno: Ser'eznyi (v smysle respektabel'nyi); Uverennyi v sebe; Ostroumnyi i jizneradostnyi. Razlichiia - tol'ko v ottenkah. Skajem, Chernomyrdin napiraet na solidnost', Lebed' - na mujestvennost', Jiavlinskii - na ostroumie. No komponenty te je. Daje intelligent Gaidar i to pytaetsia vpisat'sia v tot je obraz. A Jirinovskii voobshe perekvalificirovalsia iz holerikov v sangviniki i derjitsia podcherknuto respektabel'no. Obshii vyvod - esli naselenie deistvitel'no hochet takogo lidera, to, kazalos' by, nichego plohogo v etom net. Otdel'nyi punkt - kampaniia kommunistov. Po televizoru ih ne vidno i ne slyshno, zato oni - kak edinstvennaia massovaia partiia v strane - aktivno rabotaiut na mestah. I sudia po rezul'tatam - neploho rabotaiut: reiting rastet gde-to na 0.5 procenta v nedeliu. Ehidnye jurnalisty proveli opros na neskol'kih gorodskih rynkah-tolkuchkah (samye reprezentativnye mesta). Vyiasnilos', chto straha pered pobedoi kommunistov ne ispytyvaet nikto, no u 15% est' opaseniia, chto posle etogo rubl' nachnet padat', i, znachit, nado zapasat'sia dollarami. Vot i vsia reakciia na vybory. Poskol'ku bazar po opredeleniiu vse znaet zaranee - vrode by volnovat'sia ne iz-za chego. V obshem, stil' kampanii - vpolne civilizovannyi, a lidery vedushih "partii" derjatsia podcherknuto korrektno. Vsiakaia melkaia shushera pytaetsia skandalit' i orat' a la Jirinovskii-93 - no ochkov im eto ne pribavliaet. Obshaia moral': KATAKLIZMOV NE OJIDAETSIA. A teper' - izbrannye mesta. Na zavalinke sidiat obrazcovyi sibirskii paren' s obrazcovoi sibirskoi devushkoi. Paren' ochen' vkusno gryzet iabloko. Devica (podjav gubki): Ty, Van', iabloki liubish' bol'she, chem menia! Paren' sekundy tri soobrajaet, zatem povorachivaetsia k nei: - Ty cho, Man'? Liubliu ia tebia, a za "Iabloko" - golosusiu! Po ekranu bodro topaet simpatichnyi seryi ejik (jivoi). Titry: "Eju poniatno, za kogo golosovat'! N 20." (20 - eto nomer v spiske 43-h partii. Eshe odna problema reklamy: kak vkolotit' svoi nomer v mozgi izbirateliam? A to ved' ne naidut v biulletene, sredi soroka treh-to!) Jirinovskii na Krasnoi Ploshadi v okrujenii detei. Jir.: Znaete menia? Deti (radostno): Znaem!!! Jir.: Kak familiia? Deti (radostno): Jirinoskii!!! Vse. Isaak N'iuton v parike i sutane sidit pod derevom. Na nego, estestvenno, padaet iabloko. Na lice geniia medlenno voznikaet vyrajenie vostorga. Titry: "Golosuite za "Iabloko", poka vam na golovu ne svalilos' chto-nibud' eshe!" Zlobnye bandity napadaiut na bezzashitnyh grajdan. Operativnaia mashina. Golos iz racii: "Rossiia vyzyvaet 31-i!" Mashina podletaet k mestu razboia. Krasivaia draka, bandity shvacheny. Raport: "31-i zadachu vypolnil!" Reklamnyi plakat 3x5 metrov na ulice: ------------------- | N 33 | | LDPR | | V.V.Jirinovskii | I vse. ------------------- Kosmos. Krasivaia Zemlia, krasivye zvezdy, krasivaia kosmicheskaia stanciia. Na stancii - dva kosmonavta (odin - Nikita Mihalkov) igraiut v "goroda". - Vologda! - Aktiubinsk! - Kostroma! - Samara! - Pochemu Samara? - Da von Samara, pod nami! (krasivaia panorama Zemli sverhu). Vyzov s Zemli. Mihalkov neohotno odevaet naushniki. - Zemlia, my na sviazi! - Pochemu ne otvechali? - A chego - u nas vse v poriadke! Po zasnejennomu kolhoznomu poliu brodiat korova i byk. Korova: Van', a Van'! Ia vot dumaiu - a chto takoe spravedlivost'? Byk (zadumchivym basom): Nu kak by tebe poproshe-to... Vot tebia doiat. Iz moloka delaiut maslo. A sama ty ego probovala? Korova: Net... Byk: A ty govorish' - spravedlivost'... Titry: "Golosuite za blok Ivana Rybkina! Spravedlivost', poriadok, mir!" Skromnyi professor Pavel Bunich (izvestnyi publicist-ekonomist vremen perestroiki) uveshal ves' Gagarinskii raion svoimi plakatami - cvetnymi, v rame, s podsvetkoi iznutri. Ne huje, chem u "Cafe Maxwell". Plakat kommunistov: shibko sovremennyi skorostnoi poezd s bukvami "KPRF" raznosit vdrebezgi kirpichnuiu stenu, simvoliziruiushuiu chto-to plohoe. Narisovano horosho. Lider eshe odnoi "partii" Irina Hakamada snialas' v estradnom klipe po pesne "Noch' proidet, nastupit utro iasnoe..." (Bremenskie Muzykanty) v kachestve Princessy. Jenshina ona ochen' krasivaia, tak chto poluchilos' neploho. S Rojdestvom i pr! Vash Andrei. From root Fri Dec 15 20:03:04 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 15 20:03:03 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 15 Dec 1995 20:03:02 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10101; Fri, 15 Dec 95 12:44:40 -0500 Message-Id: <9512151744.AA10101@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 gatekeeper2.mcimail.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09978; Fri, 15 Dec 95 12:03:24 -0500 Received: from mailgate2.mcimail.com (mailgate2.mcimail.com [166.38.40.100]) by gatekeeper2.mcimail.com (8.6.12/8.6.10) with SMTP id RAA19339; Fri, 15 Dec 1995 17:04:03 GMT Received: from mcimail.com by mailgate2.mcimail.com id aa05742; 15 Dec 95 17:02 WET Date: Fri, 15 Dec 95 12:01 EST From: "Dr. Sergey Broude" <0004411000@mcimail.com> To: info-russ Subject: INFO-RUSS: Travelers Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Help! We are looking for travelers going to Moscow and St . Petersburg. Action for Post-Soviet Jewry assists local families, mostly Boston area, in sending letters, etc. to their relatives and friends. Happy Holidays! Sheila Galland From root Mon Dec 18 15:55:54 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 18 15:55:53 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 18 Dec 1995 15:55:53 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09128; Mon, 18 Dec 95 14:55:03 -0500 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from vms.huji.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19006; Sat, 16 Dec 95 15:18:57 -0500 Message-Id: <9512162018.AA19006@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: by HUJIVMS (HUyMail-V7b); Sat, 16 Dec 95 22:19:00 +0200 Received: by HUJIVMS via SMTP(128.139.31.4) (HUyMail-V7b); Sat, 16 Dec 95 22:15:04 +0200 Received: by WWW.HUJI.AC.IL (HUyMail-V7b); Sat, 16 Dec 95 22:14:49 +0300 Date: Sat, 16 Dec 95 22:14 +0300 From: Maxim Novikov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Ania Pogosiants i Igor` Slobodkin Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Vsem, kto znal Aniju Pogosiants (Moskva, 57-ja shkola, 1986 god vypuska) i Igoria Slobodkina (57-ja, 1984-i) - mne skazali, chto segodnia (uzhe vchera?) nochiju oni razbilis` nasmert` v avtokatastrofe. Ochen` horoshie byli rebiata. Maksim Novikov (57, 1984) From root Mon Dec 18 16:20:41 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 18 16:20:39 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 18 Dec 1995 16:20:38 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09066; Mon, 18 Dec 95 14:50:28 -0500 Message-Id: <9512181950.AA09066@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00138; Mon, 18 Dec 95 14:16:17 -0500 From: sasha@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander E. Kaplan) Date: Mon, 18 Dec 95 14:16:17 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Happy Hanukkah Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, Happy Hanukkah to you. Since I'll be away from the campus around the rest of the season holidays and will have little chance to greet you at the right time, Marry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. (As usual, choose whichever applies(:-), or be happy with whatever else you may want to celebrate(:-). Even simpler: just be happy:-) Schedule announcement: I'll take off in about a week from now, and will be away until the end of January (beware, if you are in Germany!:-). Most likely, my access to my computers will not be very easy, so for all the practical purposes, INFO-RUSS will be shut down until that moment. Only if you have a real emergency posting (and I mean REAL), submit it to info-russ, and within a few days I'll try to broadcast it. Since everything in life must be balanced, you'll have to have a little suffering too:-). Before I go, I'll be broadcasting a new (31-st) updated list of names&addresses of info-russ subscribers (more than 1150 now). Last time I did it on Aug. 11'95. This INFO-RUSS net started on Aug. 15'91 with about 40 addresses. As usual, the list is broken into geo-sections: AMERICA (US+Canada), ISRAEL, EUROPE (including UK), ex-USSR, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, BRAZIL, MEXICO, and OTHERS. Be aware, it is 83+ kb long. The list must not be used for commercial or any other unauthorized purposes. --Best -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator Kaplan's www site address: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan INFO-RUSS site address: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html From root Mon Dec 18 16:31:37 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 18 16:31:37 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 18 Dec 1995 16:31:35 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09121; Mon, 18 Dec 95 14:54:45 -0500 Message-Id: <9512181954.AA09121@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 mcn.msk.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00488; Sun, 17 Dec 95 17:07:20 -0500 Received: from sch57.mcn.msk.su by mcn.msk.su id aa01470; 18 Dec 95 1:07 MSK Received: by sch57.mcn.msk.su (UUPC/@ v6.14g, 08Sep95) id AA23037; Mon, 18 Dec 1995 01:01:43 +0200 (EET) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Mon, 18 Dec 95 01:01:42 +0200 (EET) Subject: INFO-RUSS: "Vybory" v Chechne Status: R --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Status: OR "Vybory" v Chechne Hi folks! 17/12/1995 Segodnja v 15 chasov ob'javleno ob okonchanii vyborov Gosdumy i "glavy Chechenskoj respubliki". Centrizbirkom ob'javil ob uchastii 60% izbiratelej (v Groznom - 86%), El'cin pozdravil Zavgaeva s pobedoj. Mezhdu tem: vtoroj po velichine gorod Gudermes zahvachen dudaevskim otrjadom, rossijskaja gruppirovka unichtozhena ili okruzhena. Sam gorod snaruzhi okruzhen moschnoj gruppirovkoj, sognannoj so vsej Chechni. Takzhe zahvachen, uzhe bez boja, rajcentr Urus-Martan. Rajcentr - tradicionno oppozicionnyj Dudaevu, i v nem byli vybory. Rezul'taty vyborov blokirovany v zdanii administracii vooruzhennoj tolpoj. V Shali, po oficial'nym svedenijam, progolosovalo bolee 50% naselenija rajcentra i rajona. Korrespondenty "Svobody" smogli probrat'sja v Shali (v'ezd i vyezd iz Groznogo zakryt) i ne obnaruzhili v gorodke nikakih priznakov izbiratel'nyh uchastkov. V rajonnoj administracii dezhuril odin milicioner, kotoryj skazal, chto nikakih vyborov ne bylo. Bol'she nikogo v administracii ne okazalos'. V Groznom (86%!) bolee 100 korrespondentam ne udalos' obnaruzhit' stacionarnyh uchastkov, krome raspolozhennogo v Centrizbirkome (zdanii pravitel'stva). Opros na ulicah vyjavil neskol'ko chelovek, govorivshih, chto oni hoteli by golosovat' (za Zavgaeva), no ne znajut adresov uchastkov, a peredvizhnye (na bronirovannyh avtomobiljah) im ne vstretilis'. Centrizbirkom i administracija otkazyvajutsja soobschat' adresa uchastkov v rajonah. Samoe glavnoe, konechno, otsutstvie samoj bazy dlja opredelenija "procenta obschego chisla izbiratelej". Delo v tom, chto SPISKI izbiratelej OTSUTSTVUJuT. Korrespondenty "Komsomol'skoj pravdy" progolosovali v Centrizbirkome po svoim pasportam s moskovskoj propiskoj. Oficial'no razreshaetsja dopuskat' k golosovaniju pred'javitelej ljubyh dokumentov. Kstati, rossijskoe televidenie v reportazhah pokazyvaet pochti iskljuchitel'no voennyh. "Polnym hodom idut vybory v Groznom. Golosujut general Shkirko i Oleg Lobov". Stoit zametit', chto sravnitel'no prilichno vybory proshli v dvuh severnyh rajonah - Naurskom i Nadterechnom. Tam tozhe ne bylo, po-vidimomu, spiskov izbiratelej, no byli stacionarnye izbiratel'nye uchastki v selah. Naposledok: tol'ko chto peredano nepodtverzhdennoe soobschenie chechenca, vybravshegosja iz Gudermesa, chto ulicy goroda usejany trupami "kak Groznyj 31 dekabrja" i idet sil'nyj boj. Eta informacija protivorechit oficial'noj (chto gorod blokirovan, no boja poka net). Korrespondentov v Gudermes ne propuskajut. Pro vybory v Rossii ja napishu zavtra. Vash Alik From root Mon Dec 18 22:23:05 1995 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 18 22:23:04 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 18 Dec 1995 22:23:03 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10045; Mon, 18 Dec 95 21:42:26 -0500 Message-Id: <9512190242.AA10045@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 wcuvax1.wcu.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09878; Mon, 18 Dec 95 20:35:36 -0500 Received: from WCUVAX1.WCU.EDU by WCUVAX1.WCU.EDU (PMDF V4.3-7 #11830) id <01HYYRADBH008XEIEB@WCUVAX1.WCU.EDU>; Mon, 18 Dec 1995 20:13:44 EST Date: Mon, 18 Dec 1995 20:13:44 -0500 (EST) From: "JOHN DEUPREE (DEUPREE@WCU.EDU)" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Possible Gift Suggestion To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). 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Deupree 102 College Place Swannanoa, NC 28778 (704) 298-7398 deupree@wcu.edu From root Mon Dec 18 22:33:06 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 18 22:33:06 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 18 Dec 1995 22:33:05 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10039; Mon, 18 Dec 95 21:42:15 -0500 Message-Id: <9512190242.AA10039@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 sapphire.netrix.net by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09699; Mon, 18 Dec 95 19:17:18 -0500 Received: from [205.138.110.75] by netrix.net (8.6.12/NX3.0M) id RAA04260; Mon, 18 Dec 1995 17:17:33 -0700 Date: Mon, 18 Dec 1995 17:17:33 -0700 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: design@netrix.net (R. Nolte) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for relatives Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, My name is Rebecca Mechkoff-Nolte. My father was born in (what was then) Kerch Crimea, Russia in 1905. His name was Constantine Vasillii Mechikov. He left Russia during the revolution in 1917 without his family. He was the youngest of 13 brothers and sisters, which leads me to believe I may have relatives living in Russia today. His father's name was Vasillii Feodosiev Mechikov and his mother's name was Kseniia Fillomonovna Karoveshenko. Is there anyone who may have information on the Mechikov or Karoveshenko family from Kerch? Please send responses to Rebecca Nolte at design@netrix.net. Thank you. From root Tue Dec 19 01:05:31 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 19 01:05:30 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 19 Dec 1995 01:05:30 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10033; Mon, 18 Dec 95 21:42:08 -0500 Message-Id: <9512190242.AA10033@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 pulsar.ras.ru by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09447; Mon, 18 Dec 95 16:43:52 -0500 Received: from masu.UUCP (uucp@localhost) by ium.ips.ras.ru (8.6.9/8.6.9) with UUCP id AAA03922 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Tue, 19 Dec 1995 00:22:41 +0300 Received: by ium.ips.ras.ru (UUPC/@ v6.14g, 08Sep95) id AA23037; Tue, 19 Dec 1995 00:16:22 +0200 (EET) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Tue, 19 Dec 95 00:16:21 +0200 (EET) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Vybory: nekotorye detali Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Vybory: nekotorye detali Hi folks! 18/12/1995 Itak, golosa, podannye na vyborah po proporcional'noj sisteme za partijnye spiski, raspredelilis' tak (predvaritel'no, no konechnyj rezul'tat budet otlichat'sja ne bolee chem na 1-2 punkta): KPRF - 22 LDPR(Zhirinovskij) - 11 NDR(Chernomyrdin) - 9-10 JaBL - 8-9 DVR-OD(Gajdar) - 4.8 Takzhe menee 5, no bolee 4: Zhenschiny, KRO(Lebed'), PST (Soc-dem. partija Svjatoslava Fedorova). Shansy Gajdara i tem bolee ostal'nyh chetyrehprocentnikov perejti pri okonchatel'nom podschete pjatiprocentnyj bar'er nevysoki, odnako Sergej Kovalev, Jushenkov, E.Vorob'ev izbrany po odnomandatnym okrugam. V Moskve lidiruet NDR (~15), u JaBL i KPRF po 12, Gajdara 10. V Pitere s bol'shim otryvom - Jabloko. Uchastie bylo vysokim (65%), vysok uroven' disciplinirovannosti. Vybory byli chestnymi (krome, konechno, Chechni). V Moskve chtoby progolosovat', nado bylo otstojat' ochered'. "Neozhidannosti": 1. Ochen' mnogo golosov za LDPR. Uzhe stanovitsja tradiciej, chto oprosy ne predskazyvajut etogo. Chto-to ne v porjadke s institutami svobody slova v strane, raz ljudi bojat'sja vyskazat' svoi simpatii k lideru, za kotorogo golosujut - huzhe togo, nazyvajut drugie imena pri oprosah. 2. Proval Lebedja. Verojatno, svjazan s p.1. Ego izbirateli ushli k Zhiriku. 3. Proval "Zhenschin Rossii". Sravnivaja s p.2, prihozhu k vyvodu, chto eto znak obschej radikalizacii. 4. Sravnitel'nyj uspeh (proval v smysle 5% bar'era, no uspeh v smysle populjarnosti) PST Svjatoslava Fedorova - pohozhe, social-demokraticheskuju ideju raskrutit' vse zhe mozhno. Chto nas zhdet? Summarno kommunisty i Zhirinovskij poluchat chut' bol'she mest, chem ran'she (s uchetom odnomandatnikov - u kommunistov ih budet mnogo, u Zhirika - odin-dva). Esli Vyborossy projdut bar'er, to ih i Jabloka budet kak ran'she, no oni pomenjajutsja mestami. Propravitel'stvennye sily budut strukturirovany luchshe, tak kak u nih budet frakcija - NDR. Voobsche "nezavisimyh" kandidatov budet malo. Odnako Frakcija LDPR stanet ne vtoroj, a tret'ej ili chetvertoj (propustiv NDR, a mozhet byt' i Jabloko), a splochennye i disciplinirovannye kommunisty (bez vsjakih sojuznikov) budut imet' frakciju v bolee chem v 25% sostava Dumy. Na drugom konce - Jabloko, kotoroe budet edinstvennym zhe centrom dlja demokratov (dazhe esli Gajdar voz'met bar'er). Koroche govorja, rabotat' Duma ne budet (po krajnej mere do letnih prezidentskih vyborov). S tochki zrenija buduschej prezidentskoj kampanii eti vybory nado schitat' gromadnym uspehom kommunistov, polnym provalom Lebedja i voobsche nacional'no-antikommunisticheskogo kryla (dazhe Zhirika) i malen'kim uspehom Javlinskogo. On zafiksiroval za soboj polozhenie besspornogo lidera demokratov, no sami demokraty pokazali, chto oni slabee, chem kazalos'. Ocenivaja uspeh "partii vlasti", sleduet imet' v vidu, chto blok Chernomyrdina ne tol'ko tratil ogromnye den'gi i nefinansovye resursy (vlastnoe vlijanie), no pod konec smelo shel na narushenija zakona. Tak, utro dnja vyborov (za 24 chasa do vyborov vstupaet v dejstvie zapret na agitaciju) Moskva vstretila chisto vymytoj ot plakatov vseh partij - i zakleennoj plakatami NDR. Gosudarstvennoe TV vsju subbotu peredavalo reklamnyj klip "Golosujte za NDR" s iskljucheniem tol'ko samogo slogana i simvola NDR v zastavke (iz-za chego mozhno bylo predstavit' etot klip kak "Ne sidite doma, idite golosovat'"). V rjade mest s poslanijami s prizyvom golosovat' za NDR obratilis' eparhial'nye arhierei. Vse eti usilija dali pochetnye 9%. Ocenivaja potencial Javlinskogo, nado imet' v vidu, chto ego procent (pochti vdvoe bol'shij, chem u Gajdara) dostignut pri v neskol'ko raz men'shih finansovyh zatratah, pri oschutimo men'shej podderzhke pressy i intellektual'noj elity. Ego vybornaja ekonomika okazalas', tak skazat', bolee ekonomnoj, chem u Gajdara. V sledujuschij raz (esli on budet) eti resursy (prichem intellektual'nye ja schitaju bolee vazhnymi) budut v ego rasporjazhenii - vse, kto ostavalsja sejchas s Gajdarom, dejstvitel'no demokraty. Krysy uzhe davno ubezhali s etogo korablja. V obschem, predstojat neprostye polgoda. No horoshie shansy vse zhe est'. Na kommunistov rabotala tesnaja associacija pravitel'stva i demokratov (v provincii do sih por mnogie govorjat "pravitel'stvo Gajdara ne platit nam zarplatu", nekotorye iz nih pri etom golosujut za Chernomyrdina). Teper' etogo ne budet. Konechno, esli sledujuschij raz budet... Stoja vozle uchastka, ja uslyshal slova "da nu, ne pojdu golosovat'" i poshutil: "poslednee partsobranie vy uzhe prospali, teper' ne prospite poslednie v vashej zhizni vybory". Narod nervno zahihikal i potjanulsja vnutr'. Vash Alik From root Tue Dec 19 15:55:47 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 19 15:55:47 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 19 Dec 1995 15:55:46 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18602; Tue, 19 Dec 95 15:14:00 -0500 Message-Id: <9512192014.AA18602@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from aurora.zoom.com by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20437; Tue, 19 Dec 95 14:14:54 -0500 Received: (from bilbo@localhost) by aurora.romoidoy.com (8.6.12/Romoidoy-Non-Hub-112795) id JAA21244; Tue, 19 Dec 1995 09:14:11 -0800 Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 09:14:11 -0800 From: Bilbo Innovations To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform by S. Burkov Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Pohozhe, tol'ko 4 partii vzyali 5% normu dlya popadaniya v dumu: ^preliminary results in the party-list contest (65% of the votes tallied): Communist Party 22.3%; Liberal Democratic Party (Zhirik) 10.9%; Nash dom - Gazprom (Our Home Is Russia) 9.6%; Yabloko (Yavlinsky) 7.6%; FIRST RESULTS FROM SINGLE-MEMBER SEATS. (results had been reported in 179 of the 225 individual constituencies) Independents * Communists 45 Nash dom - Gazprom 9 Agrarian Party 15 Yabloko 12 Russia's Democratic Choice 8 Women of Russia 2 Congress of Russian Communities 3 (*) Independent candidates are likely to win more seats than any single party. Zyuganov said the KPRF would form a shadow government in parliament and propose a "realistic" economic program. WELL-KNOWN POLITICIANS ENTER DUMA IN SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS. They include current Duma Speaker Ivan Rybkin (nomenklatura), Power to the People's number two candidate Sergei Baburin (byvshij stukach- provokator, kotorogo GB podsylalo k disidentam, a nyne russkij nacionalist) Party of Workers' Self-Management leader Svyatoslav Fedorov (glaznik- kooperator), My Fatherland leader Boris Gromov ((byvshij komanduyuqij v Afgane), former Soviet Prime Minister Nikolai Ryzhkov, Duma Defense Committee Chairman Viktor Ilyukhin, presidential aide Gennadii Burbulis, film director Stanislav Govorukhin (russkij nacionalist), and Congress of Russian Communities leader Aleksandr Lebed. Among the losers were hard-line Communist Viktor Anpilov and the MMM fund chairman Sergei Mavrodi. Vybory gubernatorov: Boris Nemtsov was reelected in Nizhnii Novgorod with more than 60% of the vote, and Primorsk Krai Governor Yevgenii Nazdratenko also won about 60% compared with just 15% for his main rival, the ousted mayor of Vladivostok, Viktor Cherepkov. ^ From root Tue Dec 19 19:42:35 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 19 19:42:35 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 19 Dec 1995 19:42:34 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18757; Tue, 19 Dec 95 15:26:52 -0500 Message-Id: <9512192026.AA18757@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 mail06.mail.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18327; Tue, 19 Dec 95 13:10:11 -0500 Received: by mail06.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id NAA21945 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Tue, 19 Dec 1995 13:10:09 -0500 Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 13:10:09 -0500 From: LambtonGrp@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for a job Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, folks, The company that I am working for is "restructuring" and I am on a list to be laid off. Which puts me in a situation that I would have to go back to the ex-USSR (I am on H1B visa now). I hold Master's in Accounting, have some experience, speak English, Russian, French, and am looking for a position in Accounting or Financial Analysis. For those interested I am ready to provide more details. My strong preference is to stay in the US, but would consider other options as well. I would appreciate any suggestions, advice, or lead. My last paycheck is coming on February 1, so time is critical. You can reach me at 415-457-9555 (office), (707) 577-0347 (home), or LambtonGrp@aol.com Thanks in advance. Sergei Popovski From root Tue Dec 19 19:52:23 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 19 19:52:22 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 19 Dec 1995 19:52:21 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18739; Tue, 19 Dec 95 15:26:12 -0500 Message-Id: <9512192026.AA18739@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 ENGC.BU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18006; Tue, 19 Dec 95 10:15:15 -0500 Received: by engc.bu.edu (8.6.9/Spike-2.1) id KAA08030; Tue, 19 Dec 1995 10:15:00 -0500 From: leon@engc.bu.edu (Leonid Charny) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Ovchinnikov's Medical Fund Report To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 10:15:00 -0500 (EST) Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- We wish to thank all of you who have sent their checks to the Ovchinnikov's Medical Fund at the American Help Foundation. As of today $1755 has been received by AHF from: Belinson, Alexander Berdichevsky, Irina & Stanislav Beyzerov, Michael Charny, Leonid Frumkin, Michael Fuchs, Irina & Dmitry Guy, Machael Kraytsberg, Alexander Lavut, Tatyana Levin, Aleksey Neimark, Alexander Polivanova, Svetlana Porotsky, Leonid Rikun, Anatoly Rozenman, Michael & Julia Shnaydman, Vladimir Tumanov, Alexander & Olga Yegorov, Vladimir Yusin, Galina Zolotusky, Galina L. C. _______________________________________________________________________________ Leonid Charny College of Engineering, Boston University, 44 Cummington Str., Boston, MA 02215 Phone: (617) 353-5442 FAX: (617) 353-5548 E-mail: leon@bu.edu _______________________________________________________________________________ From root Wed Dec 20 19:08:46 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Dec 20 19:08:46 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 20 Dec 1995 19:08:45 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28523; Wed, 20 Dec 95 17:02:08 -0500 Message-Id: <9512202202.AA28523@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 pulsar.ras.ru by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28167; Wed, 20 Dec 95 13:52:51 -0500 Received: from masu.UUCP (uuberg2@localhost) by ium.ips.ras.ru (8.6.9/8.6.9) with UUCP id VAA00223 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Wed, 20 Dec 1995 21:38:00 +0300 Received: by ium.ips.ras.ru (UUPC/@ v6.14g, 08Sep95) id AA23037; Wed, 20 Dec 1995 21:26:42 +0200 (EET) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: School N57 From: "Alexandr A. Suhanov" Date: Wed, 20 Dec 95 21:26:41 +0200 (EET) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Den' Chekista, vojna i vybory Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Den' Chekista, vybory i vojna Hi folks! 20/12/1995 Ukazom BNE vveden novyj gosudarstvennyj prazdnik Rossii - Den' Rabotnika Gosbezopasnosti (ezhegodno 20 dekabrja). Dejstvitel'no, novee ne byvaet, pri bol'shevikah ne bylo. I data udobnaja - sovsem rjadom s Dnem Prav Cheloveka, chut' podalee, no tozhe rjadom - Den' Politzakljuchennogo v SSSR. Segodnja zhe, ne othodja ot sanatornoj kojki, on vruchil marshal'skie zvezdy (vpervye v istorii Rossii i SSSR) nachal'nikam Organov Barsukovu (KGB) i Kulikovu (MVD). Vprochem, net, lazhajus', kazhetsja, Berija byl marshalom - nu tak vojska NKVD, govorjat, pobyvali na fronte. V Gudermese idet tjazhelyj boj s primeneniem artillerii i aviacii. Rossijskaja gruppirovka pytaetsja razblokirovat' okruzhennye v dvuh mestah (voennoj komendature i na vokzale) rossijskie chasti. S drugoj storony, Urus-Martan ostavlen silami Soprotivlenija bez boja. Rossijskaja storona (bez vsjakih dokazatel'stv) utverzhdaet, chto operacija v Gudermese splanirovana nachal'nikom chechenskogo shtaba generalom Mashadovym. Pohozhe, v glazah nashih voennyh chechenskie generaly priobretajut mifologicheskij oreol sovremennyh Napoleonov i Gannibalov. Podschet rezul'tatov vyborov vse esche ne zakonchen: vo vtornik vdrug Centrizbirkom otkazalsja ot uslug komp'juternoj seti i pereshel na ruchnoj podschet i dostavku. Ne budu utomljat' vas ciframi (kotorye otlichajutsja ot uzhe privodimyh mnoj slabo), no v obschem kartina takaja: DemVybor zavedomo ne prohodit, i, vidimo, nikto krome bol'shoj chetverki ne prohodit. Po odnomandatnoj sisteme bol'she vseh, s bol'shim otryvom, u kommunistov (primerno 60), zatem agrariev (20), JaBL (16), NashDom (10), DemVybor (10). U Zhirika - 1. Cifra Chernomyrdina, kstati, podtverzhdaet, chto on provalilsja, hotja ego ochevidnyj konkurent KRO (Lebed') provalilsja sil'nee. Po odnomandatnym okrugam NE PROShLI lidery KRO Glaz'ev i Zatulin (poslednego snes kommunist). O vyvodah - chut' pozzhe. Otospat'sja nado... Vash Alik From root Sat Dec 23 19:01:24 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Dec 23 19:01:24 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 23 Dec 1995 19:01:22 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26039; Sat, 23 Dec 95 16:26:41 -0500 Message-Id: <9512232126.AA26039@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00138; Mon, 23 Dec 95 14:16:17 -0500 From: sasha@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander E. Kaplan) Date: Mon, 23 Dec 95 14:16:17 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: updated IR-list Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ subscribers). 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From root Fri Dec 29 21:59:54 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 29 21:59:54 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 29 Dec 1995 21:59:53 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21807; Fri, 29 Dec 95 20:49:58 -0500 Message-Id: <9512300149.AA21807@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from aurora.zoom.com by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24048; Fri, 29 Dec 95 12:27:13 -0500 Received: (from bilbo@localhost) by aurora.romoidoy.com (8.6.12/Romoidoy-Non-Hub-112795) id IAA09717; Fri, 29 Dec 1995 08:10:29 -0800 Date: Fri, 29 Dec 1995 08:10:29 -0800 From: Bilbo Innovations To: bilbo@aurora.romoidoy.com Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Moskva. Bank. - Vy iqete novogo buhgaltera? - Da, iqem. I starogo tozhe iqem. --- General'nyj sekretar' KPRF G. Zyuganov poobeqal russkoj cerkvi, chto esli on pridet k vlasti, to zapretit vse aborty... --- Iz predvybornogo interv'yu s Chernomyrdinym: Karaulov: Pravda, chto Vy milliarder? Chern: Ya schitayu chto davno pora prekratit' e'ti zlobnye insinuacii. Dazhe sam vopros ne e'tichen! Karaulov: Pravda, chto vy vladeete po krajnej mere 1% akcij Gazproma? Cern: Pravda. Karaulov: Aga, a stoimost' Gazproma ocenivaetsya v kak raz v $100 milliardov. Tak vy milliarder? --- V Rumynii zavelsya komp'yuternyj virus-dissident. 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From root Sat Dec 30 01:47:15 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Dec 30 01:47:14 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 30 Dec 1995 01:47:14 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21832; Fri, 29 Dec 95 20:50:30 -0500 Message-Id: <9512300150.AA21832@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 gatewy.worldbank.org by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11606; Thu, 28 Dec 95 14:07:40 -0500 Received: from mb.worldbank.org by worldbank.org (PMDF V5.0-5 #7413) id <01HZCDJQ1PGG001OT0@worldbank.org> for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Thu, 28 Dec 1995 14:07:26 -0500 (EST) Received: with PMDF-MR; Thu, 28 Dec 1995 19:08:50 +0000 (GMT) Date: Thu, 28 Dec 1995 19:07:30 +0000 (GMT) From: Nadia Pushkina 36466 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Anya Heiman To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hallo folks, I am trying to locate a good friend of mine. Her name is Anna Lvovna Heiman (around 31 years of age). She emigrated from Leningrad in 1979 to America or Israel. Any information on her whereabouts would be appreciated. Nadia Pushkina Internet: npushkina@worldbank.org Tel. in US: 703-356-2764 From root Sat Dec 30 01:58:52 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Dec 30 01:58:52 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 30 Dec 1995 01:58:51 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21824; Fri, 29 Dec 95 20:50:22 -0500 Message-Id: <9512300150.AA21824@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 CGL.BU.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12347; Thu, 28 Dec 95 22:04:03 -0500 Received: by cgl.bu.edu (8.6.10/Spike-2.1) id WAA11732; Thu, 28 Dec 1995 22:03:55 -0500 From: simon1@cgl.bu.edu (Simon Streltsov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Medical research positions in Safed To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 28 Dec 1995 22:03:54 -0500 (EST) Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- from mail-jewish announcements (mail-jewish@shamash.org): > Date: Tue, 26 Dec 1995 20:39:39 +0200 (EET) > From: Saruk and Batya Eshel > Subject: INFO-RUSS: Research for Immigrants to Safed > > The Rebecca Sieff Hospital in Safed is currently developing a > medical research wing. Positions are currently available to new > immigrants in molecular biology, Immunology, and other labs. The > positions will be funded through the Ministry of Absorption and > Immigration, therefore candidates must be landed immigrants at the time > of funding. Preferred candidates will have a background in scientific > research, with an MSc., Ph.D., or M.D., but exceptions can be made for > first (Bachelor's) degrees if there is appropriate compensatory > experience. > Safed also has a Merkaz Klita, available to families and some > singles. > Please feel free to contact Batya Eshel at eshel@actcom.co.il > for more information. From root Sat Dec 30 02:06:03 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Dec 30 02:06:03 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 30 Dec 1995 02:06:02 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21844; Fri, 29 Dec 95 20:50:38 -0500 Message-Id: <9512300150.AA21844@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 cellbio.wustl.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22969; Tue, 26 Dec 95 15:44:11 -0500 Received: from Harrislab.Wustl.edu ([128.252.206.59]) by cellbio.wustl.edu (8.6.8.1/8.6.6) with SMTP id OAA18194 for ; Tue, 26 Dec 1995 14:41:12 -0600 Date: Tue, 26 Dec 1995 14:41:12 -0600 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Alexander Gorodinsky Subject: INFO-RUSS: How to visit Russia and not to get stuck over there Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks, all possible season greetings and here is yet another question on safe travelling to Russia and BACK. My friend's wife who is a Russian citizen but has changed her name and - apparently - the state of residence after having married that American guy, got a very sad news from her parents and has to go back A.S.A.P. She does have a green card and also her Russian passport issued on her previous name, so no problem to get in, but how to get OUT of the country?! Applying for a new passport with her new status might become a problem as she was told. Any advice on the issue will be greatly appreciated, the decision should be made in one-two days. Thanks in advance! Alexander Gorodinsky, Ph.D. Department of Cell Biology and Physiology Washington University School of Medicine 660 Euclid Ave., Box. 8228 St. Louis, MO 63110 tel. (314) 362-3542 fax. (314) 362-7463 From root Sat Dec 30 02:51:58 1995 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Dec 30 02:51:57 1995 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 30 Dec 1995 02:51:56 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21814; Fri, 29 Dec 95 20:50:11 -0500 Message-Id: <9512300150.AA21814@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 gatekeeper.mcimail.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21103; Fri, 29 Dec 95 14:32:32 -0500 Received: from mailgate.mcimail.com (mailgate.mcimail.com [166.38.40.3]) by gatekeeper.mcimail.com (8.6.12/8.6.10) with SMTP id TAA20963; Fri, 29 Dec 1995 19:30:08 GMT Received: from mcimail.com by mailgate.mcimail.com id ab11478; 29 Dec 95 19:32 WET Date: Fri, 29 Dec 95 14:31 EST From: The Union of Councils for Soviet Jews <0004201773@mcimail.com> To: Info-russ Subject: INFO-RUSS: Urgent Action Requested Status: RO --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1150+ 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 is not responsible for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- December 28, 1995 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AND URGENT ACTION TO: All Interested Parties FROM: Pamela B. Cohen, National President, UCSJ Helene Kenvin, President, The Caucasus Network Micah H. Naftalin, National Director, UCSJ SUBJECT: DMITRII FATTAKHOV UPDATE FATTAKHOV TO BE TRANSFERRED TO PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL Adjudged Incompetent to Stand Trial On December 22 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the trial judge of the Yunus Abad regional court remanded Dmitrii Fattakhkov to the custody of a "strict regime" state psychiatric hospital for mandatory treatment. The order implemented the November 28 findings by a medical/psychiatric panel that he suffered from symptoms of a "temporary breakdown of mental activity." The prosecutor urged the court to take this action pending improvement in his condition. Dmitrii Gavrilovich Fattakhov was falsely accused of the ax murder and dismemberment, on April 13, 1995, of an Uzbek. Shortly after the alleged crime, he was brutally tortured while in police custody until he signed a coerced confession. His present diminished capacity is the result of those beatings. Helene Kenvin, attorney in the U.S. for the Fattakhov family, and President of The Caucasus Network, an international organization for the benefit of Jews in the Caucasus and Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union, expressed "disappointment" in the latest decision. "Instead of exonerating Dmitrii or sending the case back for further investigation to determine who actually committed the murder, the judge ordered this innocent young man to be detained in a mental hospital for an open-ended period. This is not justice," she said. On behalf of the family, Mrs. Kenvin has made an official request to the Government of Uzbekistan that Dmitrii be permitted to go to Israel, with his mother, for treatment. The two had been planning to emigrate to Israel prior to Dmitrii's arrest. According to Pamela B. Cohen, national president of the 25-year old Soviet Jewry and human rights organization, Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, "activists both in Tashkent and the West are concerned that Dmitrii will be subjected to Soviet- era types of psychiatric abuse of his human rights, and will be incarcerated in the hospital until the international spotlight fades, and then be subjected to a resumption of the murder trial. This we will not permit," she pledged. "We call on the Uzbek government to vindicate Dmitrii and/or let him seek treatment in Israel." Micah H. Naftalin, UCSJ national director, announced that the campaign to free Dmitrii will continue: "We are half way home, since one could conclude that stopping the trial is better than a conviction and possible execution. Now, we call on the general public, other human rights organizations, the Congress and the State Department to continue their appeals to the Government of Uzbekistan to exonerate and free Dmitrii and allow him to seek medical aid in Israel. "This young man was totally healthy and mentally alert after the date of the alleged murder," Naftalin stressed. "For the Uzbek police and prosecutor to continue to maintain that his injuries were not administered while he was in police custody is but another example of this shameful abuse of power and cover- up." URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO PROTECT DMITRII In the former Soviet Union, including Uzbekistan, "strict regime" hospitals and clinics, like jails, are very dangerous. In order to provide the protection Dmitrii needs, it is vital to beam the international spotlight on him and on high government officials. Simply calling and raising his name and your concern about him will influence their treatment of him and will cause them to inquire as to why people are calling. Unfortunately, E-mail and telegrams to Uzbekistan are not feasible. Therefore, we ask all concerned individuals to become directly involved in the grassroots campaign to save Dmitrii, as follows: 1. Once Dmitrii is actually transferred to the hospital, we will ask you to call the hospital, or send letters, via DHL. Tell them your name and city, and inquire about the condition of Dmitrii Fattakhov. Tell them you are concerned about his well being. They probably will not speak English, but will understand you are calling about Dmitrii. If they do understand English, you can tell them your concerns, ask to speak to the attending physician or nurse or hospital administrator, etc. Be polite. Express interest in Dmitrii's health and well being. They will get the message that people are watching. Please watch for our next alert. Meanwhile, please one or more of the following officials in Tashkent to express your concern: Hon. Islam Karimov President of Uzbekistan 700163 Uzbekistan Tashkent ul. Uzbekistanskaya 43 FAX: dial 011-7-3712-39-55-25 Buritosh Mustafoev Procurator General of Uzbekistan 66 Gogol Street Tashkent, Uzbekistan 700,000 tel. 011-7-3712-33 80 91; or 33 82 34; or 33 99 10 Ezgash Zhuzaev, City Prosecutor ul. Chilanzarskaya 87 Tashkent, Uzbekistan 700115 Tel. 77 68; or 77 68 16 Bahtiyoz Gholomov Advisor to President for International Affairs ul. Uzbekistanskaya 43 Tashkent, Uzbekistan 700163 Oli Mazhilis Speaker of Parliament 5 Alleya Paradov Tashkent, Uzbekistan 700000 Tel: (3712) 398-740 Chairman Matulov Cabinet of Ministers 5 Alleya Paradov Tashkent, Uzbekistan 700000 Tel: (3712) 398-295 Ministry of Internal Affairs 1 Narvuz St. Tashkent, Uzbekistan Tel: (3712) 339-532, or 334-135 Justice Oli Huzhalik Sudi Supreme Court of Uzbekistan 4 Abaya St. Tashkent, Uzbekistan Tel: (3712) 418-129, 418-206 2. Make similar approaches to the following, re Dmitrii G. Fattakhov, Criminal Case No. 2764: Republic of Uzbekistan Permanent Mission to the U.N. 866 UN Plaza, Suite 326 New York, NY 10017 Tel: (212) 486-7570 or 754-6178 Hon. Fatikh Teshabaev, Ambassador Embassy of Uzbekistan 1511 K. Street, n.w. Washington, D.C. 20005 Tel: (202) 638-4267 Hon. Jose Ayala Lasso High Commissioner UN High Commission for Human Rights New York: Rm S-2914 1 UN Plaza New York, NY 10017 tel: (212) 963-5930 fax: (212) 963-4097 Geneva: Center for Human Rights Palais des Nations 1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland fax: 011-4122-977-0123 3. Call or write your Senators and Members of Congress, urging them to press the Uzbek government to free Dmitrii Fattakhov. 4. Send copies of their responses to UCSJ, 1819 H. Street N.W., Suite 230, Washington, D.C. 20006, and we will forward them to the Uzbek ambassador in Washington and the Procurator General in Tashkent. THE FOLLOWING SUMMARIZES THE ESSENTIAL FACTS IN THE CASE The murder of an Uzbek criminal, Pulat Khamdamov, allegedly took place at ll:00pm on April 13, 1995, in a Mall, which included the liquor store where Dmitrii worked, and where the drunken Khamdamov had been earlier in the evening. Four witnesses, who were with Dmitrii before, or up to three hours after the time of the alleged murder, saw no evidence of the bloody crime, or of any injuries to Dmitrii's mind or body. A co-worker, Gusev, is alleged to have driven the car, with the mutilated body, to the river with Dmitrii. He has denied this and witnesses testified that he was elsewhere between 8:30 pm and 2:00 am. Gusev, who has been in custody since April, was released from jail on December 22, by order of the court, but ordered not to leave the city. The government has alleged, possibly beginning in September, they have samples of extensive blood on the floor at the site, matching blood found both on Dmitrii's clothing and on the car. But as late as mid-summer, we and Dmitrii's attorneys were aware of no such evidence. To the contrary, there is abundant, evidence and testimony contemporaneous with the initial investigation from co- workers and cleaning personnel that there was no sign of blood at the scene the next morning, that the site remained dirty and dusty, and the cleaning mop dry, all rebutting the allegation that the blood was washed away. We must conclude that the alleged evidence of "extensive blood" at the scene has been manufactured in response to the intense international interest in this case. Finally, the prosecution continues to deny that Dmitrii's physical and mental injuries, as well as his confession, were all the result of his beatings and torture while in police custody. The evidence is overwhelming that he was in good health prior to his arrest and interrogation. The latest psychiatric testimony provides some rebuttal to the government's theory. Police brutality may be endemic to police forces -- certainly not limited to Soviet or post-Soviet regimes. The proper test for Uzbekistan is less what has happened and more how they handle it once the human rights abuses are exposed. Will they persist in the cover-up or, as in the Iosef Koenov case, exonerate the unjustly accused defendant? And, if they cannot, or are unwilling to do so, and having found him incompetent to stand trial, will they now permit him and his mother to emigrate to Israel to seek medical and psychiatric attention? With your help, the Campaign to Save Dmitrii continues until he is vindicated and/or permitted to emigrate to Israel. * * */

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