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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jul 1 13:15:46 EDT 1996 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Mon, 1 Jul 96 12:15 CDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: noginov@caos.aamu.edu (Mikhail Noginov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Travel to Russia --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear netters, I will appreciate if somebody can give me an advise on travel to Russia. I have not been in Russia for almost five years. Something strongly changed for that time but something not. So, I will appreciate the help from anybody who knows the new reality. 1. Money. What works in Russia except cash? Can I use personal US checks, travel checks, credit and debit cards (including cash advances)? 2. I expect to interact with minor and senior officials, like DVORNIK, UBORCHITSA, KANTSELIARISTKA, etc. Five years ago a pack of Marlboro, audi or video tape, one dollar worth watch, etc. could serve as a perfect souvenirs to make friends with those kind of people. As well, that stuff worked fine as souvenirs for scientific colleagues. What stuff can be used for the same purpose now (for men and for women)? 3. I have a green card. To avoid unwanted questions of Russian board guards about emigration, I took the return ticket with the stop in Europe. Recently I got a warning from my relatives in Russia. They say that according to some rules, Russian citizens leaving the country by air MUST have the return ticket. Does anybody knows anything about this problem? Who and at what stage will ask me to show that return ticket? I would greatly appreciate any reply. Sincerely, Mikhail A. Noginov Mikhail A. Noginov Center for Nonlinear Optics and Materials Department of Physics Alabama A&M University P. O. Box 1268 Normal, AL 35762 Tel. (205) 851-5305 Fax. (205) 851-5622 E-mail: noginov@caos.aamu.edu noginovm@freenet.scri1.fsu.edu aammnx01@asnaam.aamu.edu >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jul 1 17:56:08 EDT 1996 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: 01 Jul 96 17:55:21 EDT From: Grigoriy Elbert <76375.1501@CompuServe.COM> To: INFO-RUSSIA Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Irina and Ilya Marchevsky --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi! Does anyone know Irina and Ilia Marchevcky who imigrated from Moscow to Israel in 1991? Let tme know their address, please. Thanks Greg Elbert 76375.1501@compuserve.com >From sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jul 1 20:47:06 1996 From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Mon, 1 Jul 96 20:47:03 EDT To: info-russ-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: pyat' minut, pyat' minut... --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuter, Monday July 1 5:43 PM EDT Yeltsin on TV, Fails to Dispel Health Doubts MOSCOW (Reuter) - Boris Yeltsin failed to dispel doubts about his health and ability to rule Russia for another four years when he made a brief television appearance Monday, two days before a presidential election runoff against Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov. ``We haven't seen him for several days and today they showed us a painted mummy as if they'd just got it from the mausoleum. Today they are suggesting we vote for a living corpse,'' said a key Zyuganov backer, nationalist legislator Stanislav Govorukhin, who suggested the runoff be postponed until Yeltsin felt better. In a two-minute speech from behind a wooden desk, Yeltsin looked like a shadow of the man who threw off his jacket and energetically danced the twist at a rock concert a few weeks ago during his re-election campaign. Although he spoke clearly, the 65-year-old president looked stiff and there was not a trace of emotion in his voice as he read from a television monitor. ``I know exactly what to do, I have the strength, will and decisiveness for that. What is needed now is your support,'' he said. The official explanation for his four-day absence from public view, and the cancellation of several meetings, had been a sore throat brought on by months of grueling campaigning. But Yeltsin's voice did not sound husky and officials changed their line Monday, saying he had been suffering from a cold. Even if Yeltsin has recovered completely, doubters may consider the secrecy and confusion over his absence since last Wednesday a symptom of some more serious ailment. During that time, his aides' vague explanations and their past record of hiding the full truth about the president's health did little to inspire confidence. The mostly pro-Yeltsin Russian media have paid scant attention to the health scare, only fueling speculation of a coverup reminiscent of the 1970s and early 1980s when Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov and Konstantin Chernenko -- all invalids -- occupied the Kremlin ``We haven't seen Mr. Yeltsin for four days,'' Zyuganov told a news conference before the televised speech. ``I want to see the official conclusion on the state of health of Mr Yeltsin...I would like to know the real situation. Why have they cancelled all of his meetings?'' The Kremlin presented its handling of the health scare as completely open, summoning reporters for a briefing Friday to tell them that Yeltsin had nothing worse than a sore throat. They may have been telling the complete truth. But their problem is that in the past they have proved less than frank. When Yeltsin suffered heart problems a year ago, the Kremlin issued a photograph of him which purported to show him at work in a hospital. But the picture so strongly resembled one taken months earlier that it was widely dismissed as a fake. When the Kremlin press service claimed Yeltsin was issuing various decress over the weekend, without television showing any new pictures of him at work, it reeked of an effort to create a false impression that the president was well. Uneasiness only grew when the influential current affairs program Itogi, broadcast by the NTV commercial television channel, avoided focusing on the health issue Sunday. Itogi was critical of Yeltsin until NTV's head joined his campaign team. ``We have to assume that there is more to it than only a sore throat,'' a Western diplomat said. ``This may not influence the election but the big question is what will happen after the election?'' That is the question Zyuganov is trying to raise on the eve of the vote. The campaign has clearly drained Yeltsin and the latest health scare raises doubts about his ability to govern properly for a full four-year term. Sergei Filatov, a Yeltsin campaign aide, dismissed talk of Yeltsin dropping out of the election to allow Alexander Lebed, who was third in the first round election June 16, to step in under the election rules. Should the president prove unable to govern once he is in office, his prime minister should take over his duties temporarily until a new election is held. But political analysts have speculated that power could simply pass into the hands of Kremlin cronies with Yeltsin remaining as a figurehead, raising questions about who controls a huge country with a large nuclear arsenal. >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 2 00:03:24 EDT 1996 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 04:03:06 GMT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian movies From: mifcollection@usa.pipeline.com (mikhail freydlin) --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends! I have large collection of Russian and European movies with Russian translation. This collection has more than 5,000 such movies: avtorskoe kino, kapustniki, KVN's, movies of the 40th and 50th, bards on video, cartoons, newest releases, French, Italian, German, Swiss best producers and actors, etc. If you are interested, you may get in touch with me at my e-mail mifcollection@usa.pipeline.com Thank you -- Mikhail Freydlin >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 2 12:51:54 EDT 1996 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: 02 Jul 96 12:50:11 EDT From: Vadim Babenko <74672.2423@CompuServe.COM> To: INFO-RUSS Subject: INFO-RUSS: Position available --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Maryland-based software company has immediate opening for a Macintosh programmer. Russian residents - OK. Candidates must speak fluent English. Send you resumes to 74672.2423@compuserve.com or fax to (301) 216-0087. Vadim Babenko, InforMax, Inc. >From bilbo@zoom.com Tue Jul 2 17:39 EDT 1996 Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 09:36:27 -0700 From: Bilbo Innovations To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- LEBED: "I AM NOT A FULL DEMOCRAT." In remarks to journalists on 2 July, Aleksandr Lebed said "I do not consider myself a full democrat, I am a semi-democrat". Lebed expressed a preference for a strong presidency, saying that "parliamentary democracy is not [good] for this country." ^ ----------------------- Novoe pokolenie vybiraet kommunyak (Sovokinform editorial, v narushenie tradicij "informa") Edinodushie, s kotorym byvshie antisovetchiki golosuyut za byvshego chlena politbyuro CK KPSS, - glavnaya zagadka e'toj predvybornoj kampanii. Argument v opravdanie vyskazyvaetsya stol' zhe edinodushno: "A za kogo eqe golosovat'? Kommunisty zhe EQE huizhe." Na vopros, a pochemu by ne za Yavlinskogo, sleduet edinodushnyj otvet: "Ego nikogda ne vyberut." Estestvenno, ego nikogda ne vyberut, esli za nego nikogda ne golosovat'. Teper', sobstvenno, vybor uzhe sdelan. Rossiya vybrala kommunistov. Zavtra strana budet vybirat' mezhdu kommunistami-shtrih i kommunistami-dva-shtriha. Tol'ko, pozhalujsta, ne nado nazyvat' Elkinskoe pravitel'stvo demokraticheskim (sm. vyshe), nekommunisticheskim, i t.d. V nem net NI ODNOGO chlena, kotoryj ne sostayal by v KPSS. I e'to pravitel'stvo, ruki kotorogo uzhe v krovi. Partiya vlasti dokazala, chto ona ne ostanovitsya pered vooruzhennym nasiliem, esli ej ochen' prispichet. Chem, sobstvenno, bombardirovka bazara v Groznom otlichaetsya ot bombardi- rovki bazara v Saraevo? Skol'ko by mne ne govorili pro to, chto Yavlinskogo nikogda ne vyberut, ya tak i ne ponyal, pochemu iz e'togo sleduet, chto nuzhno golosovat' za kommunyak, po kotorym plachet Gaagskij tribunal. Mozhet, Yavlinskij i vpravdu naiven, nesgovorchiv i neopyten, no u nego hotya by ruki ne v krovi. Da i prichem tut Yavlinskij? Pocehumu by ni, skazhem, Nemcov? Ili voobqe kakoj-nibud' Petuhov? Chto, iz 150 mln chelovek nel'zya najti odnogo poryadochnogo? Pechal'no, chto Rossiya vpervye v svoej istorii dobilas' prava vybora, i vybrala vybirat' mezhdu chumoj i holeroj. Tol'ko teper', rebyata, ne govorite, chto v 17 godu bol'shevikov nikto ne vybiral. V 96 vy ih vybrali sami. -------------------- JEWISH LEADER DENIED VISA. Russian authorities refused to grant a visa to David Harris, director of the American Jewish Congress, who wanted to participate in a congress on Jews in St. Petersburg. There have been several reports of harassment of Jewish Agency branches in Russia in recent months. >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 2 17:30:17 EDT 1996 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: simon1@cgl.bu.edu (Simon Streltsov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Election in Russian newspapers/TV? To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 17:29:43 -0400 (EDT) Can anyone who is reading Russian newspapers/watching TV or staying in contact woth people in Russia summarize it's coverage of elections here is a list of what I "heard" up to now, confirmations/denials/additions welcome: 1. pre-1-part: all candidates except Eltzyn were virtually ignored (AFAIU, Zyuganov has his own press - Sovetskaya Rossiya?, what about others?) 2. last-day Yavlinsky's TV time slot was taken by Eltzyn, still partly played later (Suhanov) 3. Lebed got extra coverage last 2 weeks before elections 4. currently: When Russia's Boris Yeltsin popped back into the public eye Monday after vanishing for days because of ill health, most of Russia barely noticed. The reason: Few knew he had disappeared in the first place. Thanks to national media that are unabashedly behind Mr. Yeltsin in his presidential race against Communist Gennady Zyuganov, most voters have yet to be informed of the sudden and mysterious sickness of their president, who has a history of heart trouble. "We've heard nothing about it," said Sergei Yusov, head of the electoral commission in the Rostov region 800 miles south of Moscow. Reached in the industrial city of Kovrov, about 160 miles northeast of Moscow, local Yeltsin campaign manager Vladimir Khabarov was also in the dark. "We didn't know about this through the press," he said. ... Yeltsin's rival, Mr. Zyuganov, said at a news conference Monday that a sick Mr. Yeltsin had no business claiming the presidency "when the country itself is on the verge of a heart attack." But, par for the course in modern-day Russia, Mr. Zyuganov's statement didn't make the nightly news. (Wall Street Jounral, July 2, front section) 5. the story of Lebed on Mormons and Jews & Kazaks made New York Times and was officially protested by US government, but seems to be unknown in Moscow (private communications) p.s. Here is from July 2 monitor: - Russian constitution on electing disabled bodies and - who knows what Lebed says: CONSTITUTION VAGUE ON TRANSFER OF POWER. What would happen if Boris Yeltsin were to become seriously ill today? If he was unable to take part in the runoff against Gennady Zyuganov, the election would be postponed and Yeltsin's place would be taken by Aleksandr Lebed as the candidate who placed third in the first round. But things would become more complicated if Yeltsin was to be elected tomorrow, and only then became too sick to assume office. The constitution states that, if an incumbent president is unable to execute his duties, the prime minister temporarily takes his place and organizes fresh presidential elections within three months. However, a newly elected president must be sworn in within 30 days of the publication of the official election results. (In the case of the current runoff, officials have been saying that August 6 is the most likely date for the inauguration.) The constitution does not say what happens if a president-elect becomes incapacitated before he is sworn in. Even more complicated, the constitution requires the prime minister to tender his resignation to the new president, but does not say who takes over the reins if the president becomes incapacitated before he has named a new prime minister and had him approved by parliament. Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin would doubtless argue that the prime minister's duty to act as caretaker of the nation outweighed his obligation to resign, but he would be on uncertain ground and might well be challenged by Aleksandr Lebed, who in recent days has claimed broad responsibilities for national security that so far have no legal basis. A stand-off between premier and national security czar would likely be won by the man who commanded the loyalty of the armed forces. Lebed might well consider that he was that man and that conviction could prompt him to make the bid for supreme power. Much criticized as Yeltsin's democratic record has been, he has generally been credited with having tried to introduce some degree of order into the Kremlin's traditionally murky way of transferring power. The present frailty of Yeltsin's health underlines the frailty of the Russia's fledgling democratic institutions and reveals how close to the surface the skeletons of Kremlin dictators lie. AUTHORSHIP OF NATIONAL SECURITY DOCUMENT DEBATED. A controversy between Russia's two leading news agencies has developed over differing claims as to the authorship of a draft Russian national security concept paper published June 26 by Interfax and attributed to Security Council secretary Aleksandr Lebed. (See Monitor, June 27) A day later, the competing Itar-Tass news agency published what it claimed was a denial by Lebed that he had been involved in drafting the notably hard-line document. According to Itar-Tass, Lebed suggested that the document, entitled "A New Approach to National Security Problems," had actually been prepared prior to his entry into the Russian government. But on June 28 Interfax fired back, claiming that it had received confirmation from Lebed's press service that the document was indeed produced by a group working under Lebed. It also claimed to have received word from Lebed himself that the document reflected his views. The press service, meanwhile, did make the point that the published document was only a draft, but it suggested that the final version of the concept was expected to vary from it in only minor ways. Finally, sources described as close to Lebed reportedly told Interfax that the remarks run by Itar-Tass as Lebed's own had in fact not come from the retired general. (Interfax, June 28) Simcha Streltsov to subscribe send Moderator of Russian-Jews List sub russian-jews simcha@shamash.org to listproc@shamash.org archives via WWW: http://shamash.org/lists/russian-jews >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jul 3 01:45:44 EDT 1996 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: "Igor V. Mineyev" Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 23:45:14 -0600 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: need an occasion to Vladivostok --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello everybody! I need to pass one audio tape to Vladivostok (or better to Ussurijsk) from USA. Don't you know anybody who is going there? Please reply to mineyev@math.utah.edu Thank you. Igor Mineyev http://www.math.utah.edu/~mineyev/english/ >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jul 3 14:18:12 EDT 1996 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Victor Bolotnikov Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 21:14:16 +0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: a question for israel users --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi friends! I'm looking for any vdiner@intel.net.il But my computer doesn't recognize this host. Do you know any aliases of thiss address? Thank you in advance Victor Bolotnikov victor@ivory.bgu.ac.il >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 4 06:02:55 EDT 1996 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=ISO-8859-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: QUOTED-PRINTABLE Comment: Due to equipment limitation - the note contents may be UPPER CASE. Date: THU, 4 JUL 1996 13:02:11 To: INFO-RUSS From: MICHAEL ALFES Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for a colleague... --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- DEAR FOLKS ! I LOOK FOR MY FORMER COLLEGUE: ALEXANDER KOSITSKY POSSIBLE LOCATION: CANADA - TORONTO/VANCOUVER/... PROFESSION: COMPUTER PROGRAMMER. HE MOVED FROM ISRAEL TO CANADA (?) IN 1995. BEST REGARDS, MICHAEL ALFES >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 4 19:00:31 EDT 1996 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Organization: sch57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Fri, 5 Jul 1996 02:40:50 +0300 (EET) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Saljut Pobedy --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Saljut Pobedy 4/07/1996 Segodnja v Moskve, vskore posle ob'javlenija predvaritel'nyx rezul'tatov vyborov, byl dan saljut. Vprochem, vozmozhno, tak otmechali Den' Nezavisimosti SShA... Eta detal' - dostojnoe zavershenie "obrazcovo demokraticheskoj" izbiratel'noj kampanii. Vchera ja shel na svoj izbiratel'nyj uchastok mimo mnogix desjatkov plakatov, prizyvajuschix golosovat' za El'cina (chasche - protiv Zjuganova) - xotja agitacija v den' vyborov i dazhe nakanune zapreschena (pochti vse oni naxodilis' za steklami vitrin magazinov i drugix municipal'nyx uchrezhdenij). Vprochem, ogromnye (do 6 na 4 metra) parnye portrety El'cina i Luzhkova s tekstom "Moskvichi svoj vybor sdelali" tozhe viseli na svoix mestax. Nado skazat', chto na vsex predyduschix vyborax vlasti dovol'no schepetil'no sobljudali takie - formal'nye - polozhenija zakona o vyborax. Pochemu eto ne bylo sdelano vchera - ne znaju. Mozhet byt', eto deklaracija o namerenijax. Po krajnej mere chastota upotreblenija slova "okonchatel'no" (Chubajs do vyborov govoril "poslednij gvozd' v grob kommunizma", Chernomyrdin segodnja - "my okonchatel'no reshili etu problemu") ne pozvoljaet legko otbrosit' takie podozrenija. Mezhdu tem v stane pobeditelej nemedlenno nachalis' "razborki". Lebed' v krajne rezkoj forme ("politicheskoe predstavitel'stvo paraziticheskoj gruppy neftegazovogo kapitala") napal na Chernomyrdina i potreboval vvedenija posta vice-prezidenta. Vmeste so slovami "ja budu prezidentom esche do 2000 goda" eto zvuchit dovol'no ugrozhajusche. Delo v tom, chto "v etom Mavzolee net svobodnyx mest" - xotja posta vice-prezidenta net, no chelovek takoj est'. Po konstitucii v sluchae uxoda El'cina (dejstvitel'no dovol'no verojatnogo, sudja po sostojaniju zdorov'ja, zadolgo do 2000 goda) objazannosti prezidenta budet ispolnjat' glava pravitel'stva. Chernomyrdin poka otrazhaet eti ataki, ukazyvaja na ochevidnoe: pod nimi net nikakoj legal'noj bazy - i, bez novogo putcha, ne mozhet byt'. Vprochem, Lebed' sovsem nedavno skazal: "Sud'ba strany zavisit ot togo, kuda oplevannyj vsemi komandir tankovogo polka povernet svoi 125-millimetrovye argumenty". Ja uzhe pisal kak-to, chto kommunisty-zjuganovcy sami vosprinimajut neobxodimost' zavoevyvat' nostal'girujuschij po SSSR elektorat psevdolevymi lozungami kak obuzu. Sovetnik Zjuganova govoril mne, chto istinnaja baza kommunistov - eto chinovnichij apparat s ego gosudarstvennicheskimi instinktami, dlja kotorogo vpolne izlishnja razlagajuschajasja "marksistsko-leninskaja" ritorika. Zato dazhe v mikroskop nevozmozhno najti xotja by odno otlichie etoj (vnutrennej, istinnoj) platformy KPRF ot vzgljadov "silovikov" iz el'cinskoj komandy (togda eto byli Soskovec i Korzhakov, a ozvuchival eto Andranik Migranjan). Sobstvenno, sam Migranjan upotrebljal dazhe tot zhe termin, chto i teoretiki kompartii - "avtoritarnaja mobilizacija". Chto zhe izmenilos' s izgnaniem prezhnix vozhdej i priglasheniem Lebedja? Prezhde vsego, nikuda ne delos' delenie partnomenklatury (v celom i v chastnosti ochen' mnogo poluchivshej ot "kapitalisticheskoj revoljucii") na otnositel'no vyigravshuju chast' i otnositel'no proigravshuju (kak pravilo, prosto men'she vyigravshuju, chem pervaja). Vazhno, chto v etu vtoruju, obizhennuju chast' vxodjat kak raz samye privilegirovannye ljudi SSSR - oficery specsluzhb i armii, rukovoditeli VPK... Nikuda ne delos' i stremlenie otstajuschix k revanshu. Eta "partija" nashla v Lebede krajne aktivnogo i rezkogo (ne sravnit' s Korzhakovym!) predstavitelja v Kremle. Vsego za neskol'ko dnej - serija skandal'nyx napadok na "zapadnyx xristian" (s zavualirovannoj ugrozoj evrejam), na importerov prodovol'stvija i eksporterov syr'ja, nakonec, obeschanija uzhestochit' vizovyj i pasportnyj rezhim (bezuslovno, ne obitateljam Kremlja, a nam pridetsja rasxlebyvat' otvetnye repressii so storony sosedej) i zhestche opredelit' ponjatie "grazhdanin nedruzhestvennoj strany". Vse eti ugrozy prizvany, prezhde vsego, diskreditirovat' "prozapadnyx" protivnikov "partii otstajuschix". Stoit zametit', chto vse eti mery razrabatyvalis' i v intellektual'nom shtabe KPRF. A esli davlenie Lebedja, napravlennoe na vvedenie v pravitel'stvo Sergeja Glaz'eva (kotoryj teper' smenil V. Najshulja v kachestve "ekonomista, k kotoromu prislushivaetsja Lebed'") uvenchaetsja uspexom - kommunisty mogut schitat', chto oni ne proigrali vybory. Nesomnenno, vprochem, chto zadacha "avtoritarnyx modernizatorov" oblegchaetsja ix protivnikami. Dazhe te iz nas, kto v svoe vremja poveril, chto krazhi i grabezhi - naibolee prjamoj put' ot socialisticheskogo rabstva k obschechelovecheskim cennostjam rynka, nachinajut neterpelivo trebovat' chego-to esche, krome krazh. Vprochem, avtoritarnaja mobilizacija - eto doroga v esche xudshij tupik, naprimer, potomu, chto v sovremennom "informacionnom" obschestve NE MOZhET BYT' NETOTALITARNOJ avtoritarnoj DIKTATURY. Diktatura i mozhet, i nuzhdaetsja v total'nom kontrole nad mysljami poddannyx. Te, kto nadeetsja na reinkarnaciju Stolypina ili Kornilova, zabyvajut - oni zhili v dotelevizionnuju epoxu. To, naskol'ko etot kontrol' neslozhen, na uproschennom ("uchebnom") primere pokazali proshedshie vybory. Alik PS Vecherom v subbotu ja uezzhaju iz Moskvy do 8 avgusta. Poka! >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 5 14:06:40 EDT 1996 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Boris VELIKSON Subject: INFO-RUSS: okaziya from Paris To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (inforuss) Date: Fri, 5 Jul 96 18:38:17 METDST --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi everyone. I need an urgent okaziya from Paris to Moscow, to send two invitations. I can be contacted at boris.velikson@cea.fr, or by telephone in France at (1)46 32 36 87 (home, otvetchik). Thanks a lot Boris Velikson >From jacq@ionet.net Sat Jul 6 18:06 EDT 1996 Sender: jacq@ionet.net Date: Sat, 06 Jul 96 16:51:03 -0700 From: Walter Jacques To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Okaziya to Moscow --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 July 96 I will be travelling to Moscow from Oklahoma City on 15 July 96, and am willing to carry letters to Moscow with me. I will be returning to Oklahoma City on 6 August. Walter Jacques 4832 Koelsch Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73117-8407 (405) 670-6702 Home (405) 271-4542 ext. 207 work jacq@ionet.net (home) walterj@health.state.ok.us (work) From root Tue Jul 9 18:46:32 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 9 18:46:31 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 9 Jul 1996 18:46:31 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14494; Tue, 9 Jul 96 16:58:24 -0400 Message-Id: <9607092058.AA14494@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 caleb.INS.CWRU.Edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03702; Mon, 8 Jul 96 14:28:06 -0400 Received: (jdk4@localhost) by caleb.INS.CWRU.Edu (8.6.12/CWRU-2.1-bsdi) id OAA29977; Mon, 8 Jul 1996 14:28:04 -0400 (from jdk4) Date: Mon, 8 Jul 1996 14:28:04 -0400 From: jdk4@po.CWRU.Edu (John D. Khaydarov) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Silicon Valley info Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, I-R-netters! I am trying to collect some background information about Santa Clara, CA (Silicon Valley in general) where I am about to move. I want to ask those folks, who live there, to give me some input about safe and reasonable areas with good public school systems (my daughter is in elementary school now). If you have any info about not-too-expensive private schools, please, let me know too. Thanks in advance, John Khaydarov P.S. Do not pollute INFO-RUSS! Please, e-mail me directly: jdk4@po.cwru.edu -- John D.V. Khaydarov, jdk4@po.cwru.edu NASA Lewis Research Center, M/S 110-3 21000 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, OH 44135 (216) 433-2384/3793 (Voice/Fax) From root Tue Jul 9 19:05:16 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 9 19:05:15 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 9 Jul 1996 19:05:15 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14611; Tue, 9 Jul 96 17:14:07 -0400 Message-Id: <9607092114.AA14611@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 terra.sirius.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04139; Mon, 8 Jul 96 18:32:24 -0400 Received: from 205.134.234.25 (ppp025-sf3.sirius.com [205.134.234.25]) by terra.sirius.com (8.6.12/960421) with SMTP id PAA10215; Mon, 8 Jul 1996 15:32:05 -0700 Date: Mon, 08 Jul 1996 15:32:11 +0000 From: "Nina H.Vlanin" Organization: Inner Vision Photography To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian dog lovers abroad... Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, My name is Nina Vlanin and I emigrated from Leningrad to San Francisco in 1980. All my life I've been an ardent dog enthusiast and carried my love for dogs to America. Has any of you kept dogs in Russia? Participated in a dog show? Trained your dog at a [dressirivochnaia ploshchadka]? Have you or anyone you know brought a dog with you when you emigrated? I especially would like to learn your stories... For those with limited English or recent immigrants, a paragraph in Russian: Mne hotelos' by perepisyvat'sia s "zaiadlymi sobachnikami" iz Rossii, osobenno iz Peterburga i Moskvy. Pisat' mozhno kak po-russki, tak i po-angliiski. Bol'shoe spasibo. My e-mail address is: mailto:froggy@sirius.com From root Tue Jul 9 19:16:36 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 9 19:16:35 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 9 Jul 1996 19:16:35 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14619; Tue, 9 Jul 96 17:14:14 -0400 Message-Id: <9607092114.AA14619@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 enterprise.usa.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04172; Mon, 8 Jul 96 18:57:25 -0400 Received: from sequel.usa.com by enterprise (NTMail 3.02.04) id ma175902; Mon, 8 Jul 1996 18:59:01 -0400 Date: Mon, 08 Jul 96 17:45 Received: from aiusa.usa.com by sequel.usa.com id bccmbhgd; Mon, 08 Jul 96 18:46:17 EST Received: by aiusa.usa.com id T1B07F8; Mon, 08 Jul 96 17:45:40 From: jrubenst@aiusa.usa.com (Joshua Rubenstein) To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: biography of Ilya Ehrenburg Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Friends: Knowing of your interest in Russian affairs, I wanted you to be aware of my newly published book Tangled Loyalties, The Life and Times of Ilya Ehrenburg. It was published by Basic Books this past April; a British edition is due out later this month from I.B. Tauris. It is the first comprehensive examination in the West of Ehrenburg's life and career. I worked on the book for thirteen years, beginning under Brezhnev and finishing under Yeltsin. You can also learn more about the book from a Home Page I have created. The URL is www.digitalrag.com/tangled.html Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments that you may have. I can be reached via e-mail at jrubenst@aiusa.usa.com. Yours, Joshua Rubenstein Northeast Regional Director Amnesty International USA (617) 623-0202 office From root Wed Jul 10 21:44:36 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jul 10 21:44:35 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 10 Jul 1996 21:44:35 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25524; Wed, 10 Jul 96 21:10:47 -0400 Message-Id: <9607110110.AA25524@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00231; Wed, 10 Jul 96 21:03:16 -0400 From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Wed, 10 Jul 96 21:03:15 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Our people everywhere... Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks, INFO-RUSS (including myself and "our men" in Moscow) failed miserably in catching a juiciest bit of that president-election circus. Here the best kept secret for the whole world to see now at "Time" magazine: Although there were many avenues for Yeltsyn to turn the tables on commies, a crucial one has remained a secret. For four months a group American political consultants secretly participated in guiding his campaign. Their names are Steven Moore, George Gorton, Joe Shumate, Richard Dresner. As a group, they have strong connections to both the Democrats (including circles close to Mr. Clinton) and Republicans. However, a real driving force behind the entire event was our fellow emigre from ex-USSR (Belarus), Boris Braynin, 48, a former professional hockey and soccer player, who had immigrated to the USA, San Francisco, in 1979 (a famous year in the history or recent emigration; 51 thousands left USSR in that year; me too). Anyway, it is him (according to "Time") who came up with the idea, all on his own, that a poor Uncle Yeltsyn needs a little help, and got together that distinguished group of experts. Simple, ha? Our man in both Moscow and San Francisco... Our people (or "our" people?) as a go-in-between CIA and KGB, Yeltsyn and Clinton... (Remember an old joke: "Our air-force interceptor shot down our airplane over our territory..."). A soccer player with geo-political vision... Hmmm... One of the major tasks of the team, BTW, was to greatly minimize the chances of much more real democratic candidate, Yavlinsky, and bring in a "new democrat", general Lebed. But of course! We have only one "our man" out there: Yeltsyn! And only one man to protect democracy: Lebed! Right? A looting and killing will go on for the next four years, but hey, they are our people, aren't they?! Looks at least as if our administration thinks so... -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator www site address: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan INFO-RUSS addr.: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html From root Thu Jul 11 00:45:07 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 11 00:45:06 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 11 Jul 1996 00:45:05 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25259; Wed, 10 Jul 96 19:51:49 -0400 Message-Id: <9607102351.AA25259@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 aluf.technion.ac.il by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11191; Wed, 3 Jul 96 10:16:34 -0400 Received: (from merdpyd@localhost) by aluf.technion.ac.il (8.7.5/8.6.6) id RAA13779 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Wed, 3 Jul 1996 17:14:21 +0300 (IDT) Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 17:14:21 +0300 (IDT) From: Yefim Dain Apparently-To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: need info on UK --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Status: OR Dear folks, especially those in UK. I need an info about UK taxes, social insurence, medical insurence, rent , bills and so on. Yefim Dain From root Thu Jul 11 00:59:15 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 11 00:59:15 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 11 Jul 1996 00:59:14 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25265; Wed, 10 Jul 96 19:51:54 -0400 Message-Id: <9607102351.AA25265@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 lin01.global.co.za by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23412; Sun, 7 Jul 96 14:44:23 -0400 Received: from mail.global.co.za ([196.3.168.47]) by lin01.global.co.za (8.7.3/8.7.3) with SMTP id UAA06775 for ; Sun, 7 Jul 1996 20:43:10 -0200 (GMT) Date: Sun, 7 Jul 1996 20:43:10 -0200 (GMT) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: atacama@global.co.za (atacama) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Airlink Tashkent-Almaty-Johannesburg Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello! Can anyone recommed a reasonably economic airlink to Tashkent? Anybody tried Air Egypt, Malaysia, Singapore, Frankfurt, eec Grateful for any info, or tips how to get it. Vera From root Thu Jul 11 01:06:12 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 11 01:06:11 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 11 Jul 1996 01:06:10 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25271; Wed, 10 Jul 96 19:52:03 -0400 Message-Id: <9607102352.AA25271@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 emout08.mx.aol.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04531; Mon, 8 Jul 96 22:52:29 -0400 Received: by emout08.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id WAA08735 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Mon, 8 Jul 1996 22:53:30 -0400 Date: Mon, 8 Jul 1996 22:53:30 -0400 From: Evrey@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Preferance Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, friends! I am interested in the very popular in Russia card game "preferance or pulya " (I am not sure about spelling) remember expression " rospisat pulyu". Back twenty years ago, my friends, who was involved in computers in USSR, told that they make program and play "preferance" with computers. Does anybody know about "preferance" programs for PC, and where to get them? Please, e-mail me: Evrey@aol.com. Thanks. Paul Bronshteyn From root Thu Jul 11 21:52:13 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 11 21:52:12 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 11 Jul 1996 21:52:12 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06431; Thu, 11 Jul 96 19:01:43 -0400 Message-Id: <9607112301.AA06431@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 relay6.UU.NET by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05056; Thu, 11 Jul 96 10:51:13 -0400 From: webmaster@ucsj.com Received: from alterdial.UU.NET by relay6.UU.NET with ESMTP (peer crosschecked as: alterdial.UU.NET [192.48.96.22]) id QQaxxj17019; Thu, 11 Jul 1996 10:46:03 -0400 (EDT) Received: from 192.48.96.22 by alterdial.UU.NET with SMTP (peer crosschecked as: pool026.Max1.Washington.DC.DYNIP.ALTER.NET [153.37.1.26]) id QQaxxj18763; Thu, 11 Jul 1996 10:45:19 -0400 (EDT) Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 10:45:19 -0400 (EDT) Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Union of Councils Subject: INFO-RUSS: Action Alert Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- ACTION ALERT To: All activists interested in Jewish and human rights Fr: Micah H. Naftalin, National Director Dt: July 3, 1996 Re: AUTHORITIES FAIL TO RESPOND TO JEWISH LEADERS* REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION AFTER ATTACKS ON CEMETERIES Jewish leaders, including Chief Rabbi of Georgia Ariel Levine, have reported that there have been several cases of destruction at Jewish cemeteries in Tbilisi, Georgia in the past three years. Although promises have been made regarding the investigation, reconstruction and future safeguarding of the cemeteries, there has been no action by the authorities. Below you will find a request for action and background information on the incidents. ACTION REQUESTED Rabbi Ariel Levine and Igor Klebanski, Assistant Director of the Caucasus-American Bureau on Human Rights urgently request that letters asking for a thorough investigation of the incidents as well as the placement of a guard at the cemeteries be sent to the President of the Georgian Republic, Edward Shevardnadze. Please also send letters to your members of Congress encouraging them to write letters of support. In addition, they urge that copies of letters be sent to the UCSJ to be forwarded to them in Tbilisi. Without such confirmation, the President could deny having received any protests. A copy of UCSJ*s letter is attached as a sample. Please send letters to: (postage 60 cents) The Honorable E. Shevardnadze, President of Georgia 7 Ingorokva Street, Tbilisi, Georgia 380007, FAX 99532-989380 Please send a copy to: Union of Councils, 1819 H St., NW, Suite 230, Washington, DC 20006 (202) 775-9770; (202) 775-9776 fax, email: ucsj@ucsj.com BACKGROUND In November 1994, in one of the three Jewish cemeteries in Tbilisi, 30 tombstones were destroyed. These instances of vandalism culminated in 99 acts of cemetery desecration over the period from 1988 to 1994. After numerous requests for government response, President Shevardnadze published a response in February 1996. In his reply, the President promised that an investigation would be conducted, the tombstones would be repositioned and care for monuments to Jewish culture would be implemented. At this time, not one point of the decree has been fulfilled and the condition of the cemetery has not changed. These incidents occurred in a context of a general criminalized situation in Georgia including other crimes against the Jewish community such as the 1995 theft of 9 Sefer Torahs in the city of Akhaltsikhe. Local authorities tried to arrest the criminals, but until now the situation has not been resolved. Prior to this incident, Sefer Torahs were stolen from synagogues in Gori and Kutaisi. From root Thu Jul 11 22:55:13 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 11 22:55:13 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 11 Jul 1996 22:55:12 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06603; Thu, 11 Jul 96 20:09:44 -0400 Message-Id: <9607120009.AA06603@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 alpha.Xerox.COM by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15128; Tue, 9 Jul 96 21:35:51 -0400 Received: from creole.parc.xerox.com ([13.2.17.137]) by alpha.xerox.com with SMTP id <14497(3)>; Tue, 9 Jul 1996 18:35:47 PDT Received: from localhost ([127.0.0.1]) by creole.parc.xerox.com with SMTP id <380161>; Tue, 9 Jul 1996 18:35:30 -0700 X-Mailer: exmh version 1.6.4 10/10/95 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Travel to Russia Date: Tue, 9 Jul 1996 18:35:27 PDT From: Tatiana Shpeisman Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks, it is time for you poor back-and-forth fellow-travellers, to start your own visa-group. The msg below is broadcasted as an exception. Your sick-and-tired of all these visa cries, INFO-RUSS Coordinator --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, there are a lot of you and I hope that somebody has the information I am seeking. The situation is rather standard. I came to US with a student visa, got a green card here and now want to go to Russia to see my parents. Entering Russia is easy, of course. The interesting part is how to leave it without too much trouble. This has been a hot topic for long time now. Some time ago a nice summary of options was posted here. In short, four options were described: - go to Russia and there apply for a permission to leave for permanent residence - get the permission while you are in US (pay $500 to the consulate etc) - pretend that you are not Russian citizen - go through the third country on your way back It seems that a new option has appeared. At least, the russian officials in Washington and San Francisco consulates claim, that to go to Russia and back I have to do NOTHING as long as my passport was issued in 1992 or later. They also say, that getting a green card in US doesn't automatically mean moving to US for permanent residence and so it is not necessary to get that famous emmigration stamp in the passport. Having spent the major part of my life in Russia, I find it difficult to believe. So here goes the question: Did you or anybody you know who has a green card but is not registered with Russian OVIR as moved to the USA for permanent residence managed to leave Russia directly for USA without any problems? Please reply directly to me. I'll try to post a summary later. Yours, Tatiana Shpeisman e-mail: murka@cs.umd.edu or shpeisma@parc.xerox.com From root Fri Jul 12 15:39:49 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 12 15:39:48 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 12 Jul 1996 15:39:47 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16435; Fri, 12 Jul 96 15:14:54 -0400 Message-Id: <9607121914.AA16435@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22732; Fri, 12 Jul 96 15:11:12 -0400 From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Fri, 12 Jul 96 15:11:11 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Bus Bomb in Moscow Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuter, Friday July 12 1:53 PM EDT New Bus Bomb in Moscow; Extra Forces Drafted MOSCOW (Reuter) - Russian authorities ordered more than 1,000 extra interior ministry troops into Moscow on Friday after a bomb tore through a trolleybus in the morning rush-hour -- the second such attack in two days. The blast, caused by a bomb left under a seat on the bus in the northeast of the city, injured more than 20 people, some of them seriously, police and health officials said. Police withdrew an early report that one person had been killed. President Boris Yeltsin, re-elected nine days ago to four more years in office, called immediately for tough action against terrorism. He said the city of 9 million was ``infested with terrorists.'' Moscow authorities announced a crackdown on undesirables in the city, particularly on ethnic groups from the Caucasus region where the Chechnya conflict is raging. Interior ministry troops commander Anatoly Shkirko said he was drafting more than 1,000 extra men into the capital to help city police ensure public safety. Mayor Yuri Luzhkov said Friday's blast was caused by a bomb made of more than half a pound of TNT left under a seat in the center of a No. 48 bus. ``We are witnessing a system of terrorist acts,'' Luzhkov told a news conference after visiting the scene of the blast on Prospekt Mira, a thoroughfare in the northeast of the city. State security officials at the scene said the bomb had been left in a sports bag similar to that containing a bomb which exploded on Thursday on another trolleybus closer to the city center. Five people were injured in that attack. The single-deck trolleybuses, which draw power from overhead cables and lumber slowly through the city, are a popular and easy mode of hop-on, hop-off transport for thousands of Muscovites. Luzhkov said there could be two explanations for the bombings. One was that the attacks were linked to threats by Chechen independence fighters to bring their struggle to the capital. The other was that the criminal world was responding to latest measures by Yeltsin and his security supremo, Gen. Alexander Lebed, to step up the fight against crime in Moscow. ``With a certain degree of certainty we can see a possible Chechen line and it is not an idle thought,'' Luzhkov said. In comments that boded ill for ethnic Caucasians in Moscow, as well as the capital's criminals, Luzhkov said: ``We intend to cleanse Moscow not only of homeless down-and-outs but also those elements that we consider dangerous.'' Itar-Tass news agency said it was clear from Luzhkov's comments that measures would be taken against ``visitors from the south'' -- a euphemism meaning people from the North Caucasus region as well as from the independent Transcaucasian states. Officials stressed on Friday that there was no hard evidence to tie the blasts to Chechen rebels. Kremlin troops have been bogged down in bitter fighting in Chechnya against separatists since December 1994. Asked if there could be a link to the Chechnya conflict, a state security spokesman said on Friday: ``I would not hurry to this conclusion. Possibly it was linked to the one yesterday.'' Yeltsin made his remarks to top state security officials as he presented Nikolai Kovalyov as the new director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), successor to the KGB police. The carbon-copy bombing on Friday appeared to lay down a particular challenge to Lebed, who on Wednesday was given the task of fighting crime in the capital by Yeltsin. Bombers also struck on Moscow's underground railway on June 11 in an attack in which four people were killed and many injured. The latest bomb was sure to heighten tension in the capital, which is recovering from a bruising presidential election campaign in which law-and-order and the growing crime wave was a top issue. Tempers of people are also frayed by a heat wave which has driven temperatures up to 95 F. Trolleybus No 48 was turned into a scorched hulk of twisted metal by the blast. Blood splattered the pavement. Shards of glass littered a wide area. A witness said passengers scrambled to get out through the windows after the blast. ``I woke up when I heard the bang and saw the trolleybus standing there. People were trying to get out of the window, to get out however they could. It was terrible, painful,'' said Viktor Shlyakhtin. From root Fri Jul 12 19:17:58 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 12 19:17:56 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 12 Jul 1996 19:17:55 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16263; Fri, 12 Jul 96 14:27:01 -0400 Message-Id: <9607121827.AA16263@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 nenuphar.saclay.cea.fr by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16063; Fri, 12 Jul 96 12:50:55 -0400 Received: from muguet.saclay.cea.fr by nenuphar.saclay.cea.fr (8.6.9/ CEANET-ROUTER-3.0) with ESMTP id SAA07447 for ; Fri, 12 Jul 1996 18:49:55 +0200 Received: from villon.saclay.cea.fr by muguet.saclay.cea.fr (8.6.9/ CEANET-ROUTER-3.0) with SMTP id SAA03794 for ; Fri, 12 Jul 1996 18:50:10 +0200 Received: by villon.saclay.cea.fr (5.x/CEANET.2.0.1+P1) id AA09054; Fri, 12 Jul 1996 18:47:19 +0200 Received: from deborah(192.168.2.100) by villon via smap (V1.3) id sma009052; Fri Jul 12 18:47:07 1996 Received: by deborah (1.38.193.4/CEANET.2.0.1) id AA12306; Fri, 12 Jul 1996 18:43:47 +0100 From: Boris VELIKSON Subject: INFO-RUSS: prosto citata To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (inforuss) Date: Fri, 12 Jul 96 18:43:47 WETDST" Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- "... Nekotorye mogut podumat', chto tovarishch Stalin, zagruzhennyj bol'shimi voprosami mezhdunarodnoj i vnutrennej politiki, ne v sostoyanii udelyat' vnimaniya takim delam, kak proizvodstvo sosisok. Eto ne verno. Sovsem ne tak obstoit delo. Sluchaetsya, chto narkom pishchevoj promyshlennosti koe o chem zabyvaet, a tovarishch Stalin emu napominaet. Ya kak-to skazal tovarishchu Stalinu, chto hochu razdut' proizvodstvo sosisok; tovarishch Stalin odobril eto reshenie, zametiv pri etom, chto v Amerike fabrikanty sosisok razbogateli ot etogo delam v chastnosti, ot prodazhi gryachih sosisok na stadionah i v drugih mestah skopleniya publiki. Millionerami, "sosisochnymi korolyzmi" stali. Konechno, tovarishchi, nam korolej ne nado, no sosiski nado delat' vo vsyu." "Prezhde morozhenoe upotreblyali na bol'shih prazdnikah, v sem'yah burzhuazii, na svad'bah ili imeninah, a teper' morozhenoe sleduet i mozhno sdelat' massovym produktom povsednevnogo pitaniya, vypuskaya ego po dostupnym cenam. Morozhenoe nado proizvodit' letom i ZIMOJ, NA YUGE I NA SEVERE." A. Mikoyan Iz doklada na Vtoroj sessii TsIK Soyuza SSR VII sozyva 16 yanvarya 1936 g. Vzyato iz Knigi o vkusnoj i zdorovoj pishche (odobrennoj Vsesoyuznym nauchno- issledovatel'skim institutom pitaniya Narodnogo komissariata zdravoohraneniya SSSR), izdanie 1939 g. Redaktor: doktor boilogicheskih nauk B.V.Vilenkin. Epigraf: Narkompishcheprom SSSR - domashnej hozyajke. From root Thu Jul 18 18:42:13 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 18 18:42:11 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 18 Jul 1996 18:42:11 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17337; Thu, 18 Jul 96 17:02:14 -0400 Message-Id: <9607182102.AA17337@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-7.compuserve.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26278; Tue, 16 Jul 96 13:06:17 -0400 Received: by dub-img-7.compuserve.com (8.6.10/5.950515) id NAA23714; Tue, 16 Jul 1996 13:05:46 -0400 Date: 16 Jul 96 13:04:01 EDT From: Grigoriy Elbert <76375.1501@CompuServe.COM> To: INFO-RUSSIA Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian fonts Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi! Russian fonts for almost all platforms can be found at http://www.relcom.ru:8099/pub/cyrillic/ Greg. From root Thu Jul 18 19:27:23 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 18 19:27:21 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 18 Jul 1996 19:27:21 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17343; Thu, 18 Jul 96 17:02:20 -0400 Message-Id: <9607182102.AA17343@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 AA16874; Thu, 18 Jul 96 13:02:53 -0400 Received: by cgl.bu.edu (940816.SGI.8.6.9/Spike-2.1) id NAA01823; Thu, 18 Jul 1996 13:02:50 -0400 From: simon1@cgl.bu.edu (Simon Streltsov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: latest on Chechnya, gen. Rodionov, NATO, etc To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (Info-Jwss) Date: Thu, 18 Jul 1996 13:02:50 -0400 (EDT) Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks, the news below are from The Monitor which is a publication of the Jamestown Foundation Thu, 18 Jul * NATO enlargement would have dire consequences, a senior Russian officer warns * Chechnya commission in the Kremlin resolves to continue the war, possibly through autumn * Russian military atrocities infuriate even collaborationists in Grozny * Democrats in Moscow, politically isolated, protest in vain Russian president Boris Yeltsin ended a month of Kremlin intrigue yesterday by appointing an ally of Security Council secretary Aleksandr Lebed to the post of defense minister. (Russian and Western agencies, July 17) Col. General Igor Rodionov, best known in the West for his role in the bloody suppression of civilians in Tbilisi, Georgia in April of 1989, had served as chief of Russia's influential General Staff Academy since that time. MOSCOW SLAMS HAGUE TRIBUNAL. Russian foreign minister Yevgeny Primakov charged in Moscow yesterday that the deliberations of the international tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague are "overly politicized and unbalanced." MILITARY ATROCITIES PROLIFERATE. Russian soldiers aboard an APC shot and mutilated the bodies of three Chechen civilians in Katyr Yurt village (western Chechnya), bringing to 17 the number of civilians found to have been killed in this fashion in the last three days. In Grozny, Russian soldiers yesterday were officially reported as killing a father of five while robbing his apartment. In Makhkety village, ravaged last week for presumably harboring Zelimkhan Yandarbiev's headquarters, the Grozny authorities reported having found yesterday the bodies of 25 residents, "mostly girls and women from 3 to 90 years of age," killed in the shelling, the authorities announced. "Chechnya head" Doku Zavgaev and other collaborationist officials yesterday redoubled calls for prosecution of Russian soldiers who commit crimes against civilians. Grozny "deputy prime minister" Vakha Sagaev complained to the press about "numerous known cases of Russian soldiers beating and kidnapping peaceful local residents and holding them for ransom." The Grozny officials complained, as usual in such circumstances, that military atrocities sap their own position and strengthen that of the opposition. In Vladikavkaz, a Russian military court gave a two-year suspended sentence and immediately released a soldier found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the killing of war correspondent Natalya Alyakina in Chechnya. The killing had been widely seen as military intimidation of the press. The court action indicated that the Russian authorities are not about to restrain their troops. (Russian and Western agencies, July 17) MOSCOW DEMOCRATS PROTEST YELTSIN'S CHECHNYA "DECEPTION." Human rights campaigner and former Yeltsin ally Sergei Kovalev yesterday issued an open letter accusing Yeltsin of having secured his reelection by "grossly deceiving" the people of Russia in promising to end the war, only to "restart the savage war the day after the election result was officially announced... I personally knew from the beginning that your promises were lies," Kovalev wrote, warning the president that the presidential deception was discrediting Russia's fragile democratic processes. The pro-democracy daily Izvestiya, recently back in the Kremlin's camp, refused to print Kovalev's letter. At a joint news conference yesterday, leaders of the Moscow Helsinki Group, the Glasnost Foundation, and the Memorial Center made public a petition to Prosecutor General Yuri Skuratov to initiate proceedings against Internal Affairs Minister Anatoly Kulikov and Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov for unsubstantiated and inflammatory statements blaming Chechens as a people for recent bomb explosions on two Moscow buses and urging expulsion members of undesirable ethnic minorities from Moscow. The statements incited ethnic strife and violated the constitution, the human rights groups charged. Kulikov additionally had suggested in a media interview that families of suspected Chechen or other "terrorists" should be punished along with the perpetrators as a deterrent. Kulikov claimed that "some Western countries" use this method -- in fact a practice used against "enemies of the people" during Stalin's rule. (Western agencies, Interfax, NTV, Moskovsky Komsomolets, July 17) The Monitor is a publication of the Jamestown Foundation. In order to subscribe to Monitor mailing list, send a message to "jf-monitor-request@andrew.cais.com" and put the word "subscribe" and your e-mail address in the subject line. To unsubscribe, send a message to the same address with the word "unsubscribe" and your e-mail address in the subject line. Copyright (c) 1996 The Jamestown Foundation. From root Fri Jul 19 18:29:34 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 19 18:29:33 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 19 Jul 1996 18:29:32 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27346; Fri, 19 Jul 96 18:31:23 -0400 Message-Id: <9607192231.AA27346@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26702; Fri, 19 Jul 96 18:29:03 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27319; Fri, 19 Jul 96 18:29:02 -0400 From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Fri, 19 Jul 96 18:29:01 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.du Subject: INFO-RUSS: TWA crash Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- WASHINGTON (Reuter) - Determining if a criminal act or an accident caused the TWA crash will take a massive, painstaking effort of examining wreckage, interviewing and quizzing intelligence sources, FBI officials said Friday. Although some FBI sources privately said they were leaning toward sabotage as the cause of the crash, the officials publicly insisted all possible causes were being explored and no decision had been made for the FBI to take over the probe. ``We are not here to take over the investigation yet and we are not here to declare this is a terrorist event,'' Jim Kallstrom, head of the FBI's New York office, told a news conference. ``We have a lot of things that look like accident. We have a lot of things that look like terrorism ... At some point in time we are going to reach critical mass in one of those areas and then we are going to be prepared to say exactly what we think it is,'' he said. Kallstrom later added, ``I think we will know in a reasonable amount of time. Whether that is another two days or four days or a week or two weeks, I don't know.'' In response to a question, he said: ``We're looking at this as a criminal investigation.'' A Senate source confirmed that FBI Director Louis Freeh and National Transportation Safety Board chief James Hall briefed senators privately Friday on TWA Flight 800. The source said the transportation agency still was in charge of the investigation. Debris from the Boeing 747 must be recovered over a wide area of the sea -- an effort hampered by bad weather Friday -- and then put back together. ``It is the biggest jigsaw puzzle you can imagine,'' one FBI official said. Investigators did the same thing after the crash of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988, a task made easier because the wreckage scattered over the ground, not the sea. JERUSALEM (Reuter) - Israeli anti-terrorism experts are looking for possible links between Muslim militants and the explosion of TWA flight 800, the newspaper Haaretz said Friday. In its top story the newspaper quoted an unidentified senior security source as saying Israel was helping U.S. intelligence agencies and the FBI in every way it could in their investigation of Wednesday's crash. The source said sabotage could only be ascertained once all the debris was collected, but he cited unspecified recent warnings of a possible attack on a plane, adding: ``All the signs point to a bomb having been planted on the plane.'' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office declined comment on the report. But Israeli security sources told Reuters Israel routinely cooperates on such matters with the United States, its closest ally. U.S. media have speculated that sabotage caused the Boeing 747 to burst into a ball of fire and crash with 230 passengers into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after it took off from New York for Paris. TWA said Flight 800 used to go on from Paris to Tel Aviv, but the Israel leg was discontinued in January. Israel Radio said two Israelis were among the passengers killed. A breakdown of the passengers' nationalities released by TWA contained no Israelis. In Paris, TWA spokesman Gilbert Dennemont told reporters TWA's security was initially handled by an Israeli firm. It was now in the hands of an American company specially set up for the purpose and trained by Israelis who had a long record of tight airline security measures. Dennemont described as ``pure speculation'' French media reports which said investigators were increasingly convinced the plane was the target of an attack, possibly downed by a surface-to-air missile fired from the American coast or from a ship at sea. From root Fri Jul 19 22:06:26 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 19 22:06:25 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 19 Jul 1996 22:06:25 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27279; Fri, 19 Jul 96 18:20:28 -0400 Message-Id: <9607192220.AA27279@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 AA26578; Fri, 19 Jul 96 12:05:20 -0400 Received: from mailgate.mcimail.com (mailgate.mcimail.com [166.40.135.3]) by gatekeeper.mcimail.com (8.6.12/8.6.10) with SMTP id QAA02008; Fri, 19 Jul 1996 16:02:26 GMT Received: from mcimail.com by mailgate.mcimail.com id al23373; 19 Jul 96 16:05 WET Date: Fri, 19 Jul 96 11:04 EST From: Max Maliguine <0007349100@mcimail.com> To: info-russ Subject: INFO-RUSS: Job Opportunity in CA (MCI) Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- To anyone interested: MCI is currently hiring for Russian Speaking Customer Service Representatives in Sacramento,CA. If you are interested you need to apply ASAP ( they are currently interviewing) and you need to make yourself available for an interview in Sacramento ( no phone interviews) . Salary: Starting Pay:$8.75/Hour (plus 10% language differential) Bonus/Incentive Plan ( can be up to $400/month) Shift differential ( 5-10% if working evenings- nights) Benefit Package (have to be employed for at least 90 days) Requirements: 1. Russian + English fluency - both written and verbal (most important aspect) 2. Sales/customer service experience 3. 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Excellent attendance is expected Training: * On site paid training * Intensive, accelerated training * Training includes periodic knowledge, skills and assessment reviews Send Resume or Fax to: MCI Telecommunications Human Resources 2495 Natomas Park Drive Sacramento, CA 95833 (916) 567-5866 (fax) M/F/H/V Equal Opportunity Employer (Employment with MCI is "at-will" and for no definite period of time, either MCI or employee may terminate employment at any time) P.S. : if you still have questions you can e-mail me at 7349100@mcimail.com From root Fri Jul 19 22:25:55 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 19 22:25:54 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 19 Jul 1996 22:25:54 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27273; Fri, 19 Jul 96 18:20:21 -0400 Message-Id: <9607192220.AA27273@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 nenuphar.saclay.cea.fr by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26034; Fri, 19 Jul 96 06:43:55 -0400 Received: from muguet.saclay.cea.fr by nenuphar.saclay.cea.fr (8.6.9/ CEANET-ROUTER-3.0) with ESMTP id MAA21895 for ; Fri, 19 Jul 1996 12:43:18 +0200 Received: from villon.saclay.cea.fr by muguet.saclay.cea.fr (8.6.9/ CEANET-ROUTER-3.0) with SMTP id MAA12016 for ; Fri, 19 Jul 1996 12:43:40 +0200 Received: by villon.saclay.cea.fr (5.x/CEANET.2.0.1+P1) id AA06448; Fri, 19 Jul 1996 12:40:52 +0200 Received: from deborah(192.168.2.100) by villon via smap (V1.3) id sma006446; Fri Jul 19 12:40:42 1996 Received: by deborah (1.38.193.4/CEANET.2.0.1) id AA29248; Fri, 19 Jul 1996 12:37:45 +0100 From: Boris VELIKSON Subject: INFO-RUSS: dva pis'ma : Rodina slyshit, Rodina znaet:-) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (inforuss) Date: Fri, 19 Jul 96 12:37:44 WETDST" Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- V "Russkoj mysli" (Parizh) ot 18 iyulya na 1-j stranice opublikovany dva pis'ma: El'cina "zarubezhnym sootechestvennikam" i Sergeya Kovaleva iz bol'nicy, gde on nahoditsya posle tyazhelogo infarkta, El'cinu i Lebedyu. Kontrast etih dvyuh dokumentov zasluzhivaet vnimaniya. Ne znayu, gde eshche bylo opublikovano pis'mo El'cina; dolzhno byt', mnogo gde (v "Russkoj mysli" korrektor nedorabotal, i v zagolovke stoit slovo "MObrashchenie". Ya predlagayu ego vvesti v yazyk). Pis'mo Kovaleva otkazalis' pechatat' "Izvestiya"; govoryat, ono ne napechatano nigde v Rossii. Ya byl by blagodaren za bolee tochnye svedeniya, tak li eto. B. Velikson (boris.velikson@cea.fr) P.S. Ne mozhet li mne kto-nibud' raz`yasnit', pochemu g-n El'cin razgovarivaet bez slova "ya", vrode kak po-pol'ski ili po-ital'yanski? ==================================================================== 1. Moskva, Kreml' Prezidentu Rossijskoj Federacii B.N. El'cinu Sekretaryu Soveta bezopasnosti, pomoshchniku prezidenta po nacional'noj bezopasnosti A.I. Lebedyu Gospodin prezident! Gospodin sekretar' Soveta bezopasnosti! Na sleduyushchij den' posle oficial'nogo ob`yavleniya rezul'tatov golosovaniya vy vozobnovili krovavuyu chechenskuyu vojnu. Tu samuyu vojnu, obeshchanie pokonchit' s kotoroj obespechilo vashu obshchuyu pobedu na vyborah. Lichno ya s samogo nachal byl uveren, chto vashi obeshchaniya - lozh'. No strana vam poverila. Vy oba grubo obmanuli sorok millionov izbiratelej, otdavshih vam svoi golosa. Ne dumayu, chto eto obstoyatel'stvo vas volnuet. Vy nadolgo podorvali v nashih grazhdanah very v effektivnost' demokraticheskoj procedury. Eta mysl' takzhe vryad li pomeshaet vam spokojno spat'. No ya hotel doversit do vashego svedeniya to prostoe soobrazhenie, chto, lshiv narod very v demokratiyu, vy odnovermenno lishaete vse vashi posty i polnomochiya kakoj by to ni bylo legitimnosti. I esli na vashem gorizonte vnov' zamayachit prizrak grazhdanskoj vojny - vam nekogo budet vinit', krome samih sebya. Na propshedshih vyborah Moskva prodemonstrirovala massovuyu podderzhku Vashej, gospodin prezident, kandidatury. Odnovremenno s eshche bol'shim entuziazmom moskvichi pereizbrali Yu. M. Luzhkova svoim merom. Segodnya v stolice sovershayutsya zlodejskie, bessmyslennye prestupleniya. Gremyat vzryvy. Ya ne znayu, kto stoi za zhestokimi i truslivymi terroristicheskimi aktami 11 i 12 iyulya. V vyskazannoj merom versii, chto eto delo ruk chechenskih boevikov, sil'no somnevayus'. No dazhe esli eto tak, otkrovenno rasistskie treboavniya gospodina Luzhkova da i vashi, gospodin prezident, prizyvy k "zachistke" goroda podryvayut stabil'nost' i bezopasnost' strany ne menee effektivno, chem bomby terroristov. Vashi "chrezvychajnye" mery chervaty potryaseniyami, gibel'nymi dlya Rossii. Proshu vas, podumajte ob etom, poka ne pozdno! Deputat Gosudarstvennoj Dumy SERGEJ KOVALEV 15 iyulya 1996 ==================================================================== 2. OBRASHCHENIE B.N.EL'CINA K ROSSIJSKIM GRAZHDANAM, NAHODYASHCHIMSYA ZA RUBEZHOM 3 iyulya 1996 goda v Rossii sostoyalis' vybory oprezidenta. V vyborah prinyali uchastie sotni tysyach rossijskih grazhdan, rabotayushchih ili vremenno nahodyashchihsya za rubezhom [formulirovka-to kakova!- BV]. Golosovanie bylo organizovano v 146 inostrannyh gosudarstvah na 397 izbiratel'nyh uchastkah. Prinyav uchastie v vyborah, vy prodemonstrirovali vysokuyu lichnuyu otvetstvennost', dokazali, chto yavlyaetes' dostojnymi grazhdanami velikoj i svobodnoj strany [kto-nibud' slyshal kogda-nibud' o dostojnyh grazhdanah Francii, skazhem, ili Ameriki?- BV] Blagodayu vas za to, chto ne ostalis' v storone ot stoyavshego pered vsemi nami vybora, vybora ne prosto prezidenta, no i budushchego Rossii. Osobo priznatelen tem, kto poddershal dvizhenie strany vpered po puti demokraticheskogo razvitiya. Vy zhivete i rabotaete v raznyh stranah, v raznyh usloviyah. Znayu, chto mnogim iz vas nelegko. Vsegda schital odnoj iz svoih glavnyh zadach zashchitu prav i interesov rossiyan, gde by oni ni nahodilis'. Nameren i vpred' delat' vse, chtoby vy dostojno oshchushchali zabotu i podderzhku Rodiny. Zhelayu vsem grazhdanam Rossii, nahodyashchimsya za rubezhom, krepkogo zdorov'ya, schast'ya i blagopolochuya. Moskva, 10 iyulya 1996 From root Sun Jul 21 04:05:18 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jul 21 04:05:17 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 21 Jul 1996 04:05:17 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15858; Sun, 21 Jul 96 02:59:37 -0400 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from WATSON.BCM.TMC.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07007; Sat, 20 Jul 96 18:03:09 -0400 Received: from (ae.hhmi.bcm.tmc.edu [128.249.46.223]) by watson.bcm.tmc.edu (8.6.11/8.6.6) with SMTP id RAA08467 for ; Sat, 20 Jul 1996 17:03:07 -0500 Message-Id: <31F17214.646A@bcm.tmc.edu> Date: Sat, 20 Jul 1996 16:56:04 -0700 From: Valeri Krougliak Organization: Baylor Colledge of Medicine To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Info about New York needed Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, folks, I am about to move to NewYork, where I got a position at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. It is located somewhere in Manhatten, close to 70th St. I have never been to NewYork before. Now I am looking for a place to live - reasonably affordable, safe (I have 3 kids) and with reasonably good schools for my children (both elementary and middle). A friend of mine, also a Russian guy has a son going to high school, so that infos about high school are also welcome. I was told that the area of chois is Queens, but this is not specific enough, and, may be you have better suggestions? I would appreciate your responce. Thanks in advance. Valeri Krougliak. valerik@bcm.tmc.edu From root Wed Jul 24 21:36:22 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jul 24 21:36:22 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 24 Jul 1996 21:36:21 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18489; Wed, 24 Jul 96 19:35:25 -0400 Message-Id: <9607242335.AA18489@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 milbrandt.wustl.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08141; Tue, 23 Jul 96 22:09:20 -0400 Received: from @milbrandt.wustl.edu (milbrandt.wustl.edu [128.252.197.127]) by milbrandt.wustl.edu (8.6.8.1/8.6.6) with SMTP id VAA22836 for ; Tue, 23 Jul 1996 21:32:33 -0500 Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 21:10:05 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Alexander Gorodinsky Subject: INFO-RUSS: Biotech job Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Fresh PhDs in biotechnology (~2 years of postdoctoral experience) eager to start working for industry in Boston area, are welcome to call Paul (Bioworks) at (617)522-8618. From root Wed Jul 24 21:51:19 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jul 24 21:51:18 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 24 Jul 1996 21:51:18 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18561; Wed, 24 Jul 96 19:49:15 -0400 Message-Id: <9607242349.AA18561@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 oxygen.aps1.anl.gov by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07298; Tue, 23 Jul 96 13:08:46 -0400 Received: by oxygen (SMI-8.6/SMI-SVR4) id MAA09906; Tue, 23 Jul 1996 12:08:35 -0500 Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 12:08:35 -0500 From: kushnir@aps.anl.gov (Kushnir) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: does welfare reform affects elderlies? Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, My mother called me yesterday, she is very concerned with a new law which is now passing the Congress about cutting / limiting benefits. I do know that the proposal includes limiting wellfare to 5 year lifetime limit, and no more than 2 years at a time, but to what extent it is applicable to someone older than 65? How this law is related to subsistance for older people (e. g. under so called "8-th program")? Does any of you, Info-Russ subscribers, know what does it mean specifically to elderly immigrants/refugees from Russia? And if it does, is there anything we can do about it, like organize a petition to someone? Please reply directly to me; if I collect any substantitive information, I will post it here, on INFO-RUSS (our Coordinator actually encouraged me to do so). Sincerely, Volodja. From root Fri Jul 26 21:35:40 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 26 21:35:39 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 26 Jul 1996 21:35:39 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09720; Fri, 26 Jul 96 19:08:41 -0400 Message-Id: <9607262308.AA09720@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from aurora.zoom.com by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14395; Fri, 26 Jul 96 15:31:34 -0400 Received: (from bilbo@localhost) by aurora.romoidoy.com (8.6.12/Romoidoy-Non-Hub-022896) id LAA06842; Fri, 26 Jul 1996 11:12:52 -0700 Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 11:12:52 -0700 From: Bilbo Innovations To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform (S. Burkov) Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Maj.-Gen. Georgii Rogozin, glavnyj astrolog i telepat prezidenta, zagovarivavshij ego vodu i ohranyavshij ego biopole ot telepatov CRU, ^first deputy head of the Presidential Security Service and a close ally of Aleksandr Korzhakov, has been sacked.^ Pomimio zaqity prezidenta ot sglaza, Rogozin rabotal "detektorom lzhi" pri najme novyh sotrudnikov na rabotu v Kreml'. Zayavlenie Elkina ob otmene prizyva, okazalos' takoj zhe predvybornoj "shutkoj" kak i mir v Chechne: ^200,200 people were drafted into the armed forces in the draft which concluded on 30 June. Meanwhile, few military commentators are voicing support for Yeltsin's plan for an all-professional army by the year 2000. An Almaty court has lifted the proposed ban on Komsomolskaya pravda^ From root Sat Jul 27 01:03:30 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Jul 27 01:03:29 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 27 Jul 1996 01:03:29 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09697; Fri, 26 Jul 96 19:05:51 -0400 Message-Id: <9607262305.AA09697@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 homer22.u.washington.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28918; Thu, 25 Jul 96 16:36:31 -0400 Received: from localhost by homer22.u.washington.edu (5.65+UW96.06/UW-NDC Revision: 2.33 ) id AA58735; Thu, 25 Jul 96 13:36:29 -0700 Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 13:36:29 -0700 (PDT) From: Center for Civil Society International To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Seeking EE-Jews Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I am looking for the address (and subscription info if possible) for the electronic mailing list which focuses on Jews in Eastern Europe. Please respond to me privately. Thanks, Richard Upjohn From root Sat Jul 27 18:54:08 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Jul 27 18:54:06 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 27 Jul 1996 18:54:06 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19836; Sat, 27 Jul 96 16:04:24 -0400 Message-Id: <9607272004.AA19836@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 ccmail.sunysb.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19246; Sat, 27 Jul 96 09:28:09 -0400 Received: from ccmail.sunysb.edu by ccmail.sunysb.edu (PMDF V5.0-6 #8051) id <01I7K9KNTOOWA73RX9@ccmail.sunysb.edu> for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Sat, 27 Jul 1996 09:28:06 -0400 (EDT) Date: Sat, 27 Jul 1996 09:28:06 -0400 (EDT) From: EGONIKBERG@ccmail.sunysb.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Moving to Albany area To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400 Elena Gonikberg Pharmacology 516 632-8862 27-Jul-1996 09:21am EDT Dear Info-Russ netters, I am moving to Albany area (town of Guilderland) at the end of the summer. I would appreciate if someone could give me information about the area. I have a son of 16, so the most important for me would be information about high schools, both public and private. Thank you in advance, Elena Gonikberg Please reply directly to: EGonikberg@ccmail.sunysb.edu From root Sat Jul 27 19:05:40 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Jul 27 19:05:39 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 27 Jul 1996 19:05:38 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19926; Sat, 27 Jul 96 16:31:44 -0400 Message-Id: <9607272031.AA19926@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 AA06993; Sun, 14 Jul 96 20:30:45 -0400 Received: from mailgate.mcimail.com (mailgate.mcimail.com [166.40.135.3]) by gatekeeper.mcimail.com (8.6.12/8.6.10) with SMTP id AAA20447; Mon, 15 Jul 1996 00:27:53 GMT Received: from mcimail.com by mailgate.mcimail.com id aa25065; 15 Jul 96 0:30 WET Date: Sun, 14 Jul 96 19:29 EST From: Semen Fleyshman <0007320916@mcimail.com> To: info-russ Subject: INFO-RUSS: Housing Projects in Boston Area Status: ORS --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Simon Fleyshman 0007320916@mcimail.com From root Mon Jul 29 03:52:28 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jul 29 03:52:27 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 29 Jul 1996 03:52:27 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09388; Mon, 29 Jul 96 01:06:25 -0400 Message-Id: <9607290506.AA09388@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 AA29057; Sun, 28 Jul 96 01:24:47 -0400 Received: from iil.intel.com by hermes.intel.com (8.7.4/10.0i); Sat, 27 Jul 1996 22:24:36 -0700 Received: from ilx018.iil.intel.com by iil.intel.com with SMTP id AA32117 (5.65c+/IDA-1.4.4 for ); Sun, 28 Jul 1996 08:26:21 +0300 Received: from ilccm2.iil.intel.com by ilx018.iil.intel.com (AIX 3.2/UCB 5.64/IDC-RS6000-AIX-3.2) id AA40223; Sun, 28 Jul 1996 08:24:27 +0300 Received: from cc:Mail by ilccm1.iil.intel.com id AA838567616; Sun, 28 Jul 96 08:19:15 IST Date: Sun, 28 Jul 96 08:19:15 IST From: "Maxim Goldin" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Cc: mgoldin@ilccm1.iil.intel.com Subject: INFO-RUSS: accomodation in London Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear IR subscribers (especially London residents) ! My wife and I are planning our tour in London in September and we are looking for reasonable accommodation. It will be our first time in London. We would prefer to stay in center (1-2 zone of underground). Can you point to any good but still not expensive hotel (modest or youth/student one) which can be used for this purpose ? I tried to figure out the situation by myself and it's seems to me that I cannot find something suitable for less than 55-60 pounds per night. Is that so ? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much in advance, Maxim. mgoldin@iil.intel.com From root Mon Jul 29 16:06:38 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jul 29 16:06:36 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 29 Jul 1996 16:06:36 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10772; Mon, 29 Jul 96 14:59:13 -0400 Message-Id: <9607291859.AA10772@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from aurora.zoom.com by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18589; Mon, 29 Jul 96 14:02:10 -0400 Received: (from bilbo@localhost) by aurora.romoidoy.com (8.6.12/Romoidoy-Non-Hub-022896) id JAA15274; Mon, 29 Jul 1996 09:28:36 -0700 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 09:28:36 -0700 From: Bilbo Innovations To: info-russ@msarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sovokinform (S. Burkov) Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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The ostensible purpose of the raid was to check the traders' residence papers, but witnesses reported that the police tore up the men's passports and registration documents. --- * - Chto takoe tu-ti-tu-tu-tu ? - Novyj russkij priehal v Ameriku i zakazyvaet 2 chaya v 22-uy komnatu. From root Mon Jul 29 20:36:13 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jul 29 20:36:12 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 29 Jul 1996 20:36:12 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10827; Mon, 29 Jul 96 15:02:27 -0400 Message-Id: <9607291902.AA10827@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 river.it.gvsu.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10157; Mon, 29 Jul 96 09:06:02 -0400 Received: by river.it.gvsu.edu (1.37.109.16/16.2) id AA017925652; Mon, 29 Jul 1996 09:07:32 -0400 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 09:07:31 -0400 (EDT) From: Shannon Lynn Snyder and Andy Burton To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: St. Petersburg Univ. students Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear netters - I have a friend who was attending St. Petersburg University two years ago who is originally from Estonia. Can anyone tell me if there is a way to find out if she is still attending St. Petersburg University and if so, how I can get her current address? If not, how I can get her address in Estonia? Thank you in advance for your assistance. -Shannon Snyder snyders@river.it.gvsu.edu From root Mon Jul 29 21:36:45 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jul 29 21:36:44 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 29 Jul 1996 21:36:44 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11370; Mon, 29 Jul 96 19:31:59 -0400 Message-Id: <9607292331.AA11370@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from jhuml2.hcf.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20046; Mon, 29 Jul 96 17:38:08 -0400 Received: from bbri.harvard.edu by jhmail.hcf.jhu.edu (PMDF V5.0-7 #13870) id <01I7NJ9HT7O0IB9A1W@jhmail.hcf.jhu.edu> for sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu; Mon, 29 Jul 1996 17:37:53 -0400 (EDT) Received: from bbri.harvard.edu by jhmail.hcf.jhu.edu (PMDF V5.0-7 #13870) id <01I7NJ95EYFM9GVHNM@jhmail.hcf.jhu.edu> for sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu; Mon, 29 Jul 1996 17:37:35 -0400 (EDT) Received: from [204.166.94.46] by 204.166.94.46 with SMTP; Mon, 29 Jul 1996 17:37:30 -0400 (EDT) Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 17:37:35 -0400 (EDT) From: Michael Subject: INFO-RUSS: postdoc position in Boston To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Reply-To: Michael Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Postdoctoral Position is available in an NIH-supported research program to study the role of molecular chaperones in phosphorylation and degradation of cyclins in yeast (MCB,1996,16, 3679-3684). Experience in yeast genetics is desirable. Send CV to: Dr. Michael Sherman, Boston Biomedical Research Institute, 20 Staniford st., Boston, MA 02114. e-mail sherman@bbri.harvard.edu From root Wed Jul 31 00:53:54 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jul 31 00:53:53 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 31 Jul 1996 00:53:52 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22439; Tue, 30 Jul 96 22:43:23 -0400 Message-Id: <9607310243.AA22439@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 speedy.grolier.fr by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21774; Tue, 30 Jul 96 16:29:17 -0400 Received: from ppp-206-130.neuilly.club-internet.fr (ppp-206-130.neuilly.club-internet.fr [194.117.206.130]) by speedy.grolier.fr (8.7.5/MGC-960516) with SMTP id WAA18574 for ; Tue, 30 Jul 1996 22:27:02 +0200 (MET DST) From: alov@club-internet.fr To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for M. BILINKIS Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 20:21:00 GMT Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, I need to locate my former professor - Michail Bilinkis. I've heard he was still at the University of St-Petersburg, Filologicheskij Fakultet, Dpt of Russian Literature. I have absolutely no contact with Russia and even the posting address of his working place could help. So even if you've never heard of him personally, but can tell me the name of the street and a zip code of Filfak of St-Petersburg's University you can be of major help to me. Thanks a lot. Alex Ovtchinnikov alov@club-internet.fr From root Wed Jul 31 21:51:11 1996 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jul 31 21:51:11 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 31 Jul 1996 21:51:10 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02834; Wed, 31 Jul 96 20:23:48 -0400 Message-Id: <9608010023.AA02834@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: from super.ece.jhu.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15019; Wed, 31 Jul 96 20:13:53 -0400 From: "Alexander Kaplan" Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 18:11:51 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Changes in Welfare Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from New York Times, July 31, 1996 Highlights: Changes in Welfare Following are the major provisions of the welfare bill approved Tuesday by House and Senate negotiators: -- The federal guarantee of cash assistance for poor children would end. Each state would receive a lump sum of federal money to run its own welfare and work programs. -- The head of every family on welfare must work within two years, or the family would lose benefits. After receiving welfare for two months, adults must perform community service unless they have found regular jobs. States may choose not to have a community-service requirement. -- Lifetime welfare benefits are limited to five years. (States may set stricter limits.) Twenty percent of families may be exempted because of hardship. -- States may shift 30 percent of money in welfare block grant to programs for child care, social services and child protection (with a maximum of 10 percent going to social services). -- Social services block grant is reduced 15 percent from the current level. But social services money can be used for vouchers to buy goods and services for children in families cut off cash welfare. -- States must maintain their own spending on welfare at 75 percent of the 1994 level -- or 80 percent if they fail to put sufficient numbers of welfare recipients to work. -- States may pay additional benefits to cover children born to women already on welfare, as many states now do. -- States that do not meet goals for employment of welfare recipients lose part of their welfare block grants. Penalty rises from 5 percent in the first year to 21 percent in ninth year. -- States must provide Medicaid for anyone who would qualify for welfare under current law. Alternatively, states may establish uniform standards of eligibility for Medicaid and welfare, but Medicaid standards may not be more restrictive than those in effect on July 1, 1996. -- States must provide Medicaid coverage for one year for families that lose eligibility for cash welfare because of increased earnings. -- Future legal immigrants who have not become citizens would be ineligible for most federal welfare benefits and social services during their first five years in the United States. (After that, they generally become eligible for citizenship.) Supplemental Security Income and food stamps would end for noncitizens now receiving benefits. States have option whether to provide or deny Medicaid for noncitizens already in this country. -- Stricter eligibility standards would exclude many disabled children in low-income families seeking Supplemental Security Income. -- States generally must deny cash assistance and food stamps to people convicted of drug felonies, unless they explicitly adopt different policies. In any event, pregnant women and adults in drug treatment are not denied assistance. -- States may not penalize a woman on welfare who does not work because she cannot find day care for a child under 6 years old. (House and Senate had both protected women with children under 11.) -- A woman on welfare who refuses to cooperate in identifying the father of her child will lose at least 25 percent of her benefits. -- Innovative state welfare programs may continue under federal waivers granted before Oct. 1, 1996, even if they do not comply with all terms of the new welfare bill. -- Sources: House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee. ----------------------------------------------------------

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Dear Netters!
I am looing for any hints and leads which can result in 
obtaining financial aid for my sisters. They live in a 
Jewish settlement near Hebron and all three (aged 21 and 23) 
are studying in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. They 
have finished successfully their 2nd year and will
become ineligible for further government blanket subsidies. 
Their own work and their family's income definitely won't 
be sufficient to support their studies. 
People told me about some organizations in the US 
that may support them at least partually in their studies.
Any suggestions and personal experience will be 
greatly appreciated.  

Please reply to: misha@egh.com
Thanks in advance.
Misha Viner-Bykovskiy


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The friend of mine is going to Paris in the middle of August. Would you 
be so kind to provide me with the information (telephone, fax, location) 
about some inexpensive hostels in Paris?
Thank you in advance,
Alex Panich

 


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Hello, everyone!

Does anyone know if the changes proposed
in new welfare law apply to the "refugees"
from Russia ? They are legal immigrants, but kind of 
special type. They don't have to have an offer of
employment or bank account or a job to get a permanent
resident status, they usually are invited to the States
to have some assistance ...
What about them ? We all heard about other legal immigrants
now ( from Bolivia and Puerto Rico ), but 
not much about refugees from ex-USSR...

Igor Shraybman ( igor@ptc.com )
Boston, MA




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Does anybody know how to get a hold of some demographical research concerning
settlement of Russian (or rather former Soviet) immigrants in the US and
Canada? I specifically need to know numbers of immigrants from various cities
of origin and where they predominantly had settled in North America.
I'd appreciate any assistance.
Natasha.


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Hello, everyone!

Does anyone know which vaccinations and at what age a baby has to /(can)
have in the States and before coming there. I have daughter who will be
about 2 - 3 months old when she comes to the States. Shall we have some 
immunisation done before she goes which is not standard in Russia. I 
suppose there could be difference in the requirements and timing in these 
two countries.

Thank you in advance.

Anton Tremsin (ast@star.le.ac.uk)


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Hello info-netters!
I am in urgent need of a reliable way to send "IZVESCHENIE" from Belorus to
US. My wife needs it to obtain a belorussian private visa. If anybody is
planing to travel from Belorus to US in the end of August and is willing to
help please contact me directly:

E-mail: alavrent@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu
Ph#     (614)292-5406 (lab)
           (614)487-9315 (home)

Thank you in advance,
Anton Lavrentyev



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I would like to visit Boston for a week (08.29 - 09.04) and am
looking for a relatively inexpensive room to stay, preferably
with a Russian speaking or scientifically minded host. I am a
30-yr old physicist, originally from Moscow, now living in
Boulder CO. Please reply to ginzburg@colorado.edu if you are
interested in renting a room or know someone who is.

-Valeriy V. Ginzburg.
Dr Valeriy V. Ginzburg
Department of Physics, University of Colorado,
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"Express-Hronika" published the coordinates of an organization
helping those who do not want to serve in the army for moral reasons.
Unfortunately, their article dedicated to Komitet soldatskih
materej (who have a very good record of legal and other aid to objectors),
contains no address.
Anyway: 
	Antimilitaristskaya Radikal'naya Organizaciya
	103054 Moskva, ul.  Trubnaya, 25-2-49
	tel/faks 923 91 27
	e-mail ara@glasnet.ru
--

		Boris VELIKSON
             boris.velikson@cea.fr  
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                  Pervoe rasporjazhenie prezidenta
                                                  09/08/1996
Segodnja, srazu posle torzhestvennoj ceremonii vstuplenija v
dolzhnost' i pered tem kak ujti v "ocherednoj" otpusk na dva
mesjaca, El'cin rasporjadilsja schitat' zavtrashnij den' dnem
traura "v svjazi s sobytijami v Groznom". V obraschenii
otmechaetsja, chto dejstvija "terroristov" "brosajut prjamoj vyzov
mirovomu soobschestvu".

Zdanie Soveta Ministrov Chechni pylaet, chechency vskryvajut
podval'nye bunkera, povtorjaja v obratnom porjadke boi zimy
94/95 godov. Kontaktnyj boj idet za zdanija FSB i MVD. Segodnja
neodnokratno soobschalos' o proryve v centr goroda podderzhannyx
tankami chastej specnaza VDV i razblokirovanii
pravitel'stvennyx zdanij, a takzhe gostinicy Sovmina, v
kotoroj bez vody i edy naxodjatsja neskol'ko desjatkov rossijan -
zhurnalisty, stroiteli, neskol'ko zhenschin i rebenok. Posle
ocherednogo soobschenija o "spasenii blokirovannyx v zdanii
gostinicy" chechenskij ministr informacii M.Udugov pozhuril
federalov: "Nashi rebjata mogli by poverit' i nachat' ogon' po
jakoby pustomu zdaniju gostinicy". Segodnja Udugovu udalos'
svjazat'sja s sekretarem rossijskoj komissii po uregulirovaniju
i predlozhit' emu ob'javit' kratkovremennoe peremirie dlja
vyxoda etix ljudej i drugix mirnyx zhitelej iz zony boev.
Rossijskij chinovnik s xarakternoj bespomoschnost'ju posovetoval
"dobivat'sja lokal'nyx soglashenij mezhdu komandirami na pole
boja". Nachal'stvo, sidjaschee na voennoj baze v Xankale, odnako,
zajavilo, chto "nuzhny garantii, chto boeviki ne ispol'zujut
peremirie dlja peregruppirovki".

Sil'nye boi idut v gorodskix predmest'jax Chernorech'e i
Michurinsk. Na doroge iz Xankaly v Michurinsk razvernulos'
samoe zhestokoe srazhenie mezhdu chechencami i usilennoj tankami
gruppoj specnaza. Federaly s ogromnymi poterjami ves' den'
medlenno prodvigalis', no, vozmozhno, dorogo oplachennyj uspex
za noch' budet poterjan, kak uzhe sluchilos' vchera. Vprochem,
podobno tomu, kak ves' Groznyj znal (naprimer, iz raskleennyx
listovok) o dne i chase shturma, vse govorjat, chto
zavtra-poslezavtra boi prekratjatsja. Glavnogo chechency dobilis'
- segodnja v Moskve saljut davali i ceremonial'nyj marsh igrali
v ix chest'. Oni prevratili el'cinskoe torzhestvo v fars.

Alik



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                    Batal'ony prosjat poschady
                                                 08/08/1996

Rannim utrom 6 avgusta chechenskie otrjady pronikli v Groznyj i
nanesli seriju udarov v napravlenii centra goroda. Oni
atakovali rossijskie blokposty i rajotdely MVD. Uzhe k 10
chasam oni zanjali kak minimum 2 RUVD i prakticheski ne
vstrechali soprotivlenija na zemle. Posle togo, kak v utrennix
bojax federal'nye sily poterjali 5 vertoletov, aviacija pereshla
k naneseniju udarov po (predpolagaemym) skoplenijam boevikov s
bol'shoj vysoty, chto v uslovijax goroda iskljuchaet ix
effektivnost'. K poludnju chechency zanjali zheleznodorozhnyj
vokzal i tovarnye sklady i vyshli so vsex napravlenij na
500-800 metrov ot kompleksa pravitel'stvennyx zdanij v centre
goroda. Tol'ko teper' oxrana Doma Pravitel'stva nachala
okazyvat' ozhestochennoe soprotivlenie.

Odnovremenno chechenskimi otrjadami byli zanjaty goroda Gudermes
i Argun (prakticheski bez boja). V Groznyj nachalas' perebroska
vojsk iz Rossii, v tom chisle iz Balashixi (mesto dislokacii
divizii Dzerzhinskogo).

K vecheru 6-go i v techenii 7-go prodolzhalas' osada
pravitel'stvennyx zdanij. Segodnja vecherom chechency utverzhdali,
chto idet uzhe boj na etazhax Doma Pravitel'stva i chto sbit esche
odin rossijskij bombardirovschik, a takzhe chto v bojax
ispol'zujutsja tank i 2 BTR, zaxvachennyx 6-go. O bronekolonne
federalov, jakoby prorvavshejsja vchera v centr goroda i
razblokirovavshej ego, v Groznom nichego ne znajut.

Eto - kartina sobytij, narisovannaja po chechenskim soobschenijam i
nezavisimym istochnikam, kak obychno, dovol'no xorosho
soglasujuschimsja. Rossijskaja versija sostoit v tom, chto v Chechne,
s odnoj storony, nichego ne proisxodit ("uspeshno otbivajutsja
ataki bandformirovanij v Groznom, v Gudermese i Argune u nas
nikakix problem"), a s drugoj - chto "etim poslednim
prestupleniem Masxadov i Jandarbiev postavili sebja vne
peregovornogo processa".

Aslan Masxadov s neskol'ko tjazhelovesnoj ironiej sravnil ataku
vverennyx emu sil na tri glavnyx goroda respubliki s
operacijami rossijskix vojsk protiv juzhnyx rajonov Chechni: "Eto
takaja zhe lokal'naja specoperacija, podobnaja tem, kotorye, kak
nas uverjajut, ne narushajut Nazranovskix i Kremlevskix
soglashenij - i my ix tozhe ne narushaem". Nazval on i v
neskol'ko zavualirovannom vide istinnuju prichinu etoj ataki -
oprovergnut' tezis, na kotorom stroitsja s momenta el'cinskoj
pobedy na vyborax chechenskaja politika Kremlja. On sostoit v
tom, chto nikakoj protivopolozhnoj storony v Chechne, sobstvenno,
net, net nikakogo "pravitel'stva Chechni-Ichkerii", a est'
neskol'ko avtonomnyx band chislennost'ju v neskol'ko desjatkov
chelovek, kotoryx mozhno i nuzhno dobit'. Imenno tak byl
obosnovan okonchatel'nyj otkaz Rossii ot
Kremlevsko-Nazranovskogo peremirija i nachalo nastuplenija 7-10
ijulja. Pravda, iz etogo sleduet, chto Prezident i Prem'er
Rossii prinimali v Kremle "glavarej razroznennyx band", no
eto melkaja neuvjazochka.

Krupnaja neuvjazka nachinaetsja togda, kogda batal'ony i
eskadril'i, prizvannye zapolnit' bresh' mezhdu fantazijami
"kremlevskix mechtatelej" i zhizn'ju putem "dobivanija band",
zaxlebyvajutsja sobstvennoj krov'ju.

Pomimo utverzhdenija sebja v kachestve effektivnoj sily,
kontrolirujuschej territoriju i naselenie, chechenskie lidery
pytajutsja postavit' novichkov v chechenskoj probleme - Lebedja i
Rodionova - pered vyborom. V ramkax koncepcii "dobivanija" im
bylo estestvenno prodolzhat' nachatoe, tol'ko esche userdnee.
Mozhet byt', uvidev besperspektivnost' etogo puti, oni
popytajutsja proslavit'sja nestandartnym resheniem?

Po krajnej mere v otnoshenii Lebedja eto ne kazhetsja verojatnym.
Nedavno general oficial'no otkazalsja ot, kazhetsja, poslednego
(i odnogo iz samyx vyigryshnyx) predvybornogo obeschanija -
poexat' v Chechnju i "lichno razobrat'sja". A na poslednie boi
otreagiroval soobscheniem, chto u armii est' i nesravnenno bolee
moschnye sredstva unichtozhenija, chem primenjavshiesja do six por.

Alik



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Attention all users: 
A very poor family in Russia (Chelyabinsk) needs help to treat t
heir 14 year old daughter from kidney disease. Both of the parents 
were laid off from their jobs so they can't afford any treatment 
in Mosow, or St. Petersburg. As their friend, I'm looking for 
sponsors who will help to bring the girl and her mother to the 
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Hi, everyone.
A friend of mine is asking me to transmit the following question:

==================================================
I know a very bright 17 y.o. girl, 5 yrs in the US, looking for a good
college.
Her parents used to be refugees (6 yrs ago), but now are o.k., making
around 65K a year.
Sounds great, but they still don't have enough, especially since they
are 45/42, and have another bright girl (13 now) to follow...
Question:
Anybody aware of any merit scholarships for bright Jewish, former SU (6
yrs or less) girls with interests in science, psychology, medicine,
psychiatry and  talents in arts (painting).
(Looking for "no-need" scholarships in New England.)
==================================================

Please answer directly to him, at jsternberg@MEM.po.com .

Thanks
	Boris Velikson



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      Lebed' ugrozhaet genocidom, vojska zaxvatyvajut bol'nicu
                                                          10/08/1996

"Na groznenskom fronte bez peremen". S utra subboty desjatki
rossijskix tankov pri energichnoj aviacionnoj podderzhke prokladyvali
otrjadam specnaza dorogu k centru goroda. Po krajnej mere s odnogo iz
napravlenij oni prodvinulis' do granic pravitel'stvennogo kvartala,
zaplativ za eto tremja vertoletami i desjatkom edinic bronetexniki.
Okolo chasu dnja poshel dozhd', aviacija prekratila rabotu, i prodvizhenie
armii prekratilos'. Sergej Stepashin zajavil v Xankale, chto specnazom
osvobozhdeny blokirovannye v pravitel'stvennoj gostinice zhurnalisty.
Cherez polchasa zhurnalist agentstva "Novosti" pozvonil iz gostinicy po
satellitniku i oproverg eto soobschenie.

Tragicheskie sobytija proisxodjat v 9 Gorbol'nice. Tuda dostavleno
bolee 200 ranenyx mirnyx zhitelej (preimuschestvenno postradavshix ot
artobstrelov i naletov aviacii). Ischerpany zapasy medikamentov, net
vody i produktov. Popytka vyvezti bol'nyx i personal na sanitarnyx
avtobusax sorvana: rossijskaja aviacija i artillerija obstrelivaet
sanitarnye mashiny, a takzhe peshie gruppy s belym flagom i krasnym
krestom. Lish' nebol'shoj gruppe vrachej udalos' prorvat'sja v bol'nicu
sela Staraja Sunzha, troe iz nix byli pri etom raneny s vertoleta.
Situacija rezko usugubilas', kogda segodnja, okolo 16 chasov, v
bol'nicu vorvalsja federal'nyj otrjad i zanjal krugovuju oboronu. Ego
komandir vstupil s chechencami v peregovory i potreboval koridora dlja
otxoda, v protivnom sluchae ugrozhaja rasstreljat' naxodjaschixsja v zdanii,
kotoryx ob'javil zalozhnikami (chast' soobschenija ot slov "v protivnom
sluchae" ne imeet nezavisimogo podtverzhdenija, eto soobschenie komandira
chechenskogo otrjada). Koridor byl predostavlen, odnako komandovanie po
radio zapretilo otrjadu otxod, prikazav "oboronjat'sja do podxoda
podkreplenij".

Segodnja El'cin naznachil Lebedja (vmesto Lobova) prezidentskim
upolnomochennym v Chechenskoj respublike. General uzhe projavil sebja v
etoj roli: v besede s predstavitelem missii OBSE v Chechne on skazal,
chto dob'etsja udalenija etoj meshajuschej emu organizacii, a dlja
preodolenija soprotivlenija chechencev "vvedet v respubliku 7 kazach'ix
polkov i vyrezhet soprotivljajuschixsja do sed'mogo kolena".

Ostaetsja konstatirovat', chto rossijskij politicheskij Olimp
obnovljaetsja: na mesto cinikov prixodjat paranoiki.

   Alik



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Dear netters. Several weeks ago I posted a message asking questions on
travel to Russia. I got more than 70 (!) replies. People gave me advises,
asked my advises, and asked me to share the knowledge and experience. I
thank all my correspondents for the help and interest to the problem. Since
the topic seems to be very hot, I asked the coordinator's permission
to post the info I collected to info-russ; here you are:

1. Money.
Am Ex travelers checks and major credit cards are widely accepted in many
banks in Moscow. Surprisingly, these cards and checks are accepted also by
GOSSBERBANK (Yes! old days SBERKASSA), and the GOSSBERBANK has the largest
number of offices in Moscow.

2. Souvenirs.
Most of my Russian correspondents did not recommend me to bring any alcohol
to Moscow and only one (American) did recommend. And he was right.
Moscow now looks like a pond (lake, see, ocean) of vodka. It is very cheap
(from $1 per bottle) and is sold everywhere. I was shocked when I saw
50-100 gram drinks of vodka bottled in small foil-sealed plastic glasses
(exactly like yogurts or swiss-miss puddings). You pay approximately a
dime, drink, and walk to a next kiosk ten feet aside for the next portion
of vodka. However, most of the sold strong drinks are pirated and of bad
quality. So, good whiskey, Irish cream liqueur, etc. are very much
appreciated by those who cares.

3. THE HOTTEST TOPIC:
How to leave Russia having a green card and without having arranged
emigration from Russia (they call it PE-EM-ZHE abroad).
The complete true information is difficult to get. It seems, in many cases
it is intentionally hidden. Here is my current vision of the problem. The
sources of partial information are the Consulate in Washington,
Administration of UVD in Moscow, the boarder guards (POGRANZASTAVA) in
Sheremet'evo, and one Central OVIR in Moscow (the second Central OVIR gives
the inconsistent or even contradicting  information). Please correct me if
I am wrong.
- Arranging of emigration from Russia (PE-EM-ZHE) is the right of the
Russian citizen but not the obligation. The presence of the green card is
irrelevant.
- Valid Russian passport and green card are enough to leave Russia. No any
stamp or seal of emigration (PE-EM-ZHE) in the passport is not needed.
(This was my case a week ago).
- The answer like "Yes, I have a green card, currently I work in US, but I
do not arrange an emigration because I do not want it" is legal.
- The above means that trips through third countries are not needed.
Comments:
1. The information above is inconsistent with common believe.
2. I have heard of many people who had problems in Sheremet'evo.
3. I have experienced that board guards like to ask some questions, in fact
irrelevant, but after those questions you start feel yourself guilty ,
nobody knows in what.
4. The information above is effective of Jul. 28.
5. I am pot responsible for any problems people may have following my
vision of the problem.


Mikhail A. Noginov
Center for Nonlinear Optics and Materials
Department of Physics
Alabama A&M University
P. O. Box 1268
Normal, AL 35762
Tel. (205) 851-5305
Fax. (205) 851-5622
E-mail:  noginov@caos.aamu.edu
         noginovm@freenet.scri1.fsu.edu
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                      Styd ili dym?
                                                    11/08/1996

Segodnja federal'nyj otrjad, zaxvativshij v subbotu 9 Gorbol'nicu
Groznogo i blokirovannyj v nej, pokinul zdanie bol'nicy i pod
prikrytiem primerno 100 zalozhnikov (iz personala bol'nicy i
zhitelej sosednego doma) otstupil. Federaly zaverili chechencev,
chto osvobodjat vsex zalozhnikov, kak tol'ko dojdut do svoix.

Tol'ko chto, posle nastuplenija temnoty, udalos' vyvezti iz
pravitel'stvennoj gostinicy zhurnalistov i zhenschin. Situacija v
celom malo izmenilas': tankovye kolonny, na etot raz
predvarjaemye specnazovcami, neskol'ko prodvinulis' v centr
goroda, a v to zhe vremja sami bazy rossijskix vojsk - severnyj
aerodrom i Xankala - podvergajutsja atakam chechencev. Glavnyj
rossijskij forpost v Xankale provel noch' na voskresen'e v
ozhidanii artobstrela iz trofejnoj artillerii, odnako delo poka
ogranichilos' odnim minometnym vystrelom.

Poluchili podtverzhdenija iz rossijskix istochnikov svedenija, chto
federaly atakujut bezhencev s vertoletov, a blokposty ne
propuskajut avtotransport, v tom chisle sanitarnyj - s ranenymi.
Iz-za etogo dazhe voennym medikam ne udaetsja dostavit' v Xankalu
200 rossijskix soldat iz vremennogo gospitalja.

Tem vremenem, vpervye s nachala vojny, vlasti zagovorili o
vvedenii chrezvychajnogo polozhenija. Chernomyrdin zajavil, chto
ministr justicii gotovit proekt ukaza o vvedenii ChP - poka chto
tol'ko v Groznom. ChP - eto palka o dvux koncax. S odnoj
storony, eto pozvolit uzakonit' maluju chast' tex bezzakonij,
kotorye tvorjatsja v respublike i dopolnit' odnoj chrezvychajno
prijatnoj detal'ju - cenzuroj pressy (rossijskoj i inostrannoj),
s drugoj - otpadaet ochen' udobnyj povod k dvojnoj igre. Vsja
polnota otvetstvennosti lozhitsja na Kreml', i uzhe nel'zja budet
govorit' "my-to xoteli, da suverennyj prezident Zavgaev nas ne
slushaetsja" (kak bylo s "vyborami" parlamenta Chechni v narushenie
Nazranovskogo soglashenija - vsego cherez 3 dnja posle ego
podpisanija). Zavgaev, estestvenno, protivitsja ChP - on
stanovitsja politicheskim trupom.

Segodnja veduschij kommentator NTV Evgenij Kiselev soobschil, chto v
dekabre 1995 goda ministry vnutrennix del i bezopasnosti
sobrali rukovoditelej gazet i telekompanij i predlozhili im
"radi vysshix interesov gosudarstva ne podvergat' somneniju
zakonnost' i spravedlivost' vyborov glavy Chechenskoj
respubliki". Svobodnye zhurnalisty uchli "vysshie interesy
gosudarstva".

Ochen' pokazatel'no, chto sejchas lidery obschestvennogo mnenija
Rossii ne stesnjajutsja v vyrazhenijax, govorja o "novoj Cusime" (eti
slova Zjuganova podxvatili vse zhurnalisty), "nacional'nom
pozore" i "zhguchem chuvstve styda", oxvativshem ix v eti shest'
dnej. Voobsche govorja, eto vse zhe luchshe, chem lgat' i
izvorachivat'sja, kak Kulikov ili Lebed' - no "masteram slova"
luchshe by ne zabyvat', chto slova imejut i tochnyj smysl. Nam,
okazyvaetsja, ne bylo stydno, kogda aviacija vse leto utjuzhila
gornye sela - eto bylo povodom tol'ko dlja razgovorov, chto
"aktivnost' separatistov javno vydyxaetsja". Styd prosnulsja pri
vide dyma rossijskix tankov. A ja dumaju, chto eto specificheskoe
oschuschenie v glazax - eto dym i est'. Chto zhe delat', esli vernut'
nas k chelovecheskim chuvstvam mozhno tol'ko dymom nashix tankov?

Lebed' nakonec-to sobralsja vybrat'sja iz Moskvy poblizhe k
"teatru" - no i to ne v Chechnju, a v Dagestan. Vprochem, ego
sotrudniki raspuskajut sluxi, chto on mozhet ispol'zovat' etu
poezdku dlja kontaktov s chechenskimi liderami. Kak-to ne veritsja,
posle vsego predyduschego.

  Alik



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                       Nochnoj polet Lebedja
                                                       12/08/1996

Situacija s zaxvatom rossijskimi vojskami zalozhnikov v 9
Groznenskoj Gorbol'nice v subbotu imela segodnja prodolzhenie.
Vo-pervyx, zdanie bol'nicy, iz kotorogo federaly ushli pod
prikrytiem sotni zalozhnikov, stalo podvergat'sja artobstrelu.
Vo-vtoryx, segodnja imeli mesto neskol'ko sluchaev zaxvata
federalami soten mirnyx zhitelej, kotoryx vystavljajut "zhivym schitom"
pered specnazovcami, iduschimi v nastuplenie (ranee vperedi
specnaza shli tanki, no vopijuschaja neeffektivnost' etogo priema v
gorode zastavila ot nego otkazat'sja). V chastnosti, zaxvachen Glava
administracii (promoskovskoj) Itumkalinskogo rajona. Utrom
press-centr Ob'edinennoj Gruppirovki zajavil, chto otdan
kategoricheskij prikaz o neprimenenii v dal'nejshem aviacii.
Odnako, vertolety MVD prodolzhali obstrely, i kogda vo vtoroj
polovine dnja stali pozvoljat' meteouslovija, nachalis' nalety
reaktivnyx samoletov.

Stoit otmetit', chto rossijskie SMI, v celom krajne rezko
kritikujuschie komandovanie za bezdarnost', lozh' i (gorazdo mjagche)
za prenebrezhenie sud'bami mirnyx zhitelej, do six por ne pozvolili
prosochit'sja informacii o taktike zaxvata zalozhnikov.

Tol'ko chto naznachennyj prezidentskim upolnomochennym v Chechne
Lebed' segodnja noch'ju priletel voennym samoletom v Maxachkalu i
posle serii vstrech s mestnymi vlastjami i nacional'no-religioznymi
liderami, poexal v Chechnju. V sele Starye Atagi on vstretilsja s
generalom Masxadovym, ministrom informacii Udugovym i komandirom
Shirvani Basaevym (mladshim bratom Shamilja). Vstrecha prodolzhalas'
dva chasa. Na obratnom puti mashina generala byla obstreljana s
rossijskogo blok-posta. Nikto ne postradal.

Informacija o besede poka nepolnaja (i protivorechivaja, chto chasto
byvaet s Lebedem). Po ocenke Udugova, "eto byli ne peregovory,
nikakix reshenij ne prinjato, eto byla ochen' poleznaja
oznakomitel'naja beseda". Pozicii dvux generalov "sovpali na 95%".

Lebed' zhe zajavil, chto "prinjato reshenie o raz'edinenii vojsk, ono
uzhe vypolnjaetsja, i zavtra process pojdet aktivnee" (kak on idet
segodnja - sm. pervyj abzac). "Masxadov po racii svjazyvaetsja s
Pulikovskim, i oni obsudjat detali zavtrashnego otvoda vojsk storon
na 1 km". Kak mozhno otvesti vojska na 1 km v gorode, gde idut boi
za kazhdyj dom - generalu vidnee, mne ne ponjat'. Vmeste s tem
nekij radiokontakt Masxadova i Pulikovskogo vo vtoroj polovine
dnja byl, no ne otrazilsja na intensivnosti boev. Manera Lebedja
govorit' (xlestakovskaja, po vyrazheniju Ramazana Abdulatipova)
zastavljaet somnevat'sja v ser'eznosti etoj mirnoj popytki - a
zhal', polozhenie v Groznom stanovitsja kriticheskim.

Delo v tom, chto chechency, zanimaja gorod nedelju nazad, javno
rasschityvali na povtorenie martovskogo "nabega", tol'ko v
usilennom masshtabe. Ob etom govorjat i teksty preduprezhdenij
zhiteljam - zapastis' produktami i vodoj na chetyre dnja, i kosvennye
svidetel'stva. Esche "zachistka ot el'cinskix bandformirovanij",
mozhet byt', vxodila v ix plany, no uzh nikak ne "vosstanovlenie
konstitucionnogo porjadka". Gorod pal k ix nogam sovershenno
neozhidanno. Oni poluchili shans organizovat' novuju oboronu Groznogo
v labirintax ulochek i razvalin, kogda svoi i protivnika poteri
obmenivajutsja v otnoshenii 1:20. Zachem zhe uxodit'? No, v otlichie ot
pervoj zimy vojny, net uzhe grazhdanskoj administracii, razrushena
grazhdanskaja infrastruktura - i chechency ne mogut ee vossozdat',
dazhe esli by xoteli. Kto, naprimer, budet oxranjat' porjadok na
ulicax? 2000 opolchencev, zanjatyx kruglosutochnym boem s rossijskoj
gruppirovkoj? 12000 (tak!) zavgaevskix milicionerov? V rezul'tate
- v bol'shej chasti goroda net vody (bombardirovschiki razrushili
Chernorechenskij vodozabor), net produktov i medikamentov. Uzhe ne
tol'ko zhurnalisty, no i obychno lojal'nye predstaviteli Krasnogo
Kresta krikom krichat, chto federaly ne dajut vyjti bezhencam - v tom
chisle streljaja v avtobusy s krasnym krestom. Bol'shinstvo mirnyx
zhitelej v otchajanii. Oni rugajut boevikov, podstavivshix ix, a k
federalam otnosjatsja prjamo s jarost'ju.

Mezhdu prochim, bol'shinstvo bezhencev bezhit ne ot boev (ot obstrelov
mozhno otsidet'sja v podvalax) i ne ot nedostatka vody (poka est'
gaz - a on est' - mozhno kipjatit' ploxuju vodu, kotoraja vse zhe
dostupna - pochti kazhdyj den' idet sil'nyj dozhd'). Ljudi strashatsja
"zachistki", kogda ozverevshaja soldatnja budet grabit', bit' i
nasilovat'. No etot moment poka ne nastupil - i neponjatno, kogda
nastupit, potomu chto rossijskoj armii tak i ne udalos' dobit'sja
pereloma, skoree naoborot - lomajutsja ee chasti, odna za drugoj.
Vnov' pribyvshie elitnye otrjady v pervyj den' esche srazhajutsja, a
potom vpadajut v tu zhe apatiju, v kotoroj naxodjatsja "veterany"
(kotorye ne streljajut v chechenskix bojcov iz svoix ambrazur v
okruzhennyx dotax - esli sidet' tixo, mozhno vyzhit' - chechencev ved'
malo, a okruzhennyx federalov mnogo, vsex ne perestreljaesh'...)

Rossija, konechno, velika (kak skazal Lebed', "vse ravno Chechnju
zadavit"), no i u chechencev tozhe v boj v Groznom poshel daleko ne
poslednij soldat. Vse eti dni prodolzhajutsja boi v Bamute (uzhe
neskol'ko raz perexodivshem iz ruk v ruki), v Kurchaloe (tam
federalami poterjana kolonna iz 15 BMP), v drugix mestax.

  Alik

PS Neskol'ko vyskazyvanij Lebedja.

O Zavgaeve: "Javnaja lozh' i manija velichija".

Ob armii: "Nado vyvodit' iz gumannyx soobrazhenij. Oni tam
vypolnjajut rol' mjasa".




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To those who receive CBC television broadcasts;

As some of you might know, I recently organized an international letter 
of protest to BBC World Report. Attached is a letter along the same 
lines, this time tailored for submission to the CBC. Please read it with a 
critical eye and let me know about any suggestions or corrections which 
you might have. (Unfortunately, I cannot say that I specifically watch 
CBC television reports every day.) If you would like to have your name 
included at the bottom, please provide me with the following information 
before 9:00 am EST: your full name, institutional affiliation (if any), 
city, and province. Please mail to: Elizabeth Loukine 
.

Thanks;

Elizabeth Loukine

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

To whom it may concern;

We are writing to express our dismay at CBC News Service's television
coverage of the conflict in Chechnya. Although outright lies are never
uttered, a constant absence of important information creates a distorted 
representation of reality. On the 10:00 p.m. news of 14 August 1996,
for example, Pulikovsky's statement about the Chechen rebels' breaking of the
cease-fire which had been announced on the previous day on Russian television
was quoted without critical commentary. Pulikovsky, as a result, came across
as an honourable and peace-seeking figure. Not a word was mentioned about
Pulikovsky's declaration from earlier in the day that he had not agreed to any
cease-fire, nor was a word mentioned about the air-strikes which federal
forces made against clearly civilian targets even after the cease-fire was
supposed to come into effect. (The deliberate targeting of civilian 
targets has even been by condemned by the pro-Moscow puppet government of 
Zavgaev and documented by official Russian news agencies.) In general, the 
gross violations of human rights which have been committed by
federal forces against civilians in the Chechen Republic since Yeltsin's
presidential victory, as well as the immense suffering of consripted federal
troops, have been severely under-reported by CBC News Services.   

As you know, a minimum of 30 000 people, and quite possibly more
than 100 000 people, have already died as a result of the war in Chechnya.
Atrocities of various kinds are being committed almost daily. Russian
conscripts are in a desperate situation. Racism against Caucasian people is
flourishing in Moscow and other large Russian centres. All 
the while, international governments are funding Yeltsin's government 
and, presumably, program of war, virtually without criticism. Although we 
believe that CBC News Service has been more accountable to its viewers 
than some other news broadcasters, we also believe that there is much 
room for improvement. 

We understand that it might be difficult to retrieve fundamental
information about Chechnya, Chechen history and the sources of the
conflict, as well as a complete description of the ongoing war with all its
aspects. We can recommend the Chechen Homeland website at
. We can also recommend the electronic
mailing list, CHECHNYA, which is gatewayed through .
Better background knowledge could perhaps promote a more balanced coverage.

Please consider the consequences of CBC News Service's broadcasts, and
introduce more substantial and more honourable coverage of the tragedy which
continues to unfold in Chechnya. This would not only provide some 
justice to those who are suffering in Chechnya, but it would also be a 
service to all Canadians.

Sincerely;

Elizabeth Loukine, Ph.D. cand.
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario




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              Mira esche net, no uzhe pochti ne streljajut
                                                     16/08/1996

Poslednie sobytija takovy: Lebed', vernuvshis' iz molnienosnoj
poezdki v Chechnju, pred'javil narodu na press-konferencii proekt
ukaza, kotorym emu davalis' chrezvychajnye polnomochija dlja
"uskorenija mirnogo processa" v Chechne. Ukaz daleko vyxodit za
predely konstitucii i, chto gorazdo vazhnee, apparatnogo
raspredelenija rolej. Tem ne menee El'cin ego podpisal. Etim
ukazom vse funkcii organov, sozdannyx dlja reshenija konflikta,
peredajutsja Sovetu Bezopasnosti, sami eti organy uprazdnjajutsja, a
reshenija Soveta po voprosam uregulirovanija "imejut objazatel'nyj
xarakter dlja vsex organov upravlenija i uchrezhdenij". General
tolkuet etot ukaz v tom smysle, chto vmesto "Sovet Bezopasnosti"
nado chitat' "Lebed'".

Vchera Lebed' snova posetil Chechnju (a v noch' na segodnja
vstrechalsja s Jandarbievym). Vystupaja pered zhurnalistami, on
poobeschal v 15-00 16-go "sensacionnye razoblachenija v Moskve" i
slovo svoe sderzhal.

Na press-konferencii v Moskve Lebed' v rezkoj forme obvinil v
eskalacii konflikta i sryve mirnyx usilij ministra vnutrennix
del Kulikova. "Otchajannye popytki MVD rasshirit' zonu konflikta,
vtjanut' Ingushetiju i Dagestan, v perspektive razvjazat' vojnu na
vsem Kavkaze", - zvuchit kak citata esli ne iz Movladi Udugova,
to kak iz prezidenta Ingushetii Ruslana Ausheva (s kotorym on
vstrechalsja pered vyletom v Moskvu). Lebed' zajavil, chto poslal
El'cinu pis'mo - "ili Lebed', ili Kulikov".

Parallel'no proisxodjat peregovory starshix komandirov na pole boja
- Masxadova i Pulikovskogo. Oni bylo podpisali soglashenie o
prekraschenii ognja, no zatem Pulikovskij ob'javil, chto nichego ne
podpisyval. Tem ne menee tut zhe rossijskie vlasti prinjalis'
obvinjat' chechencev v narushenii soglashenija (kotoroe federaly "ne
podpisyvali"). Tak dela i idut - soglashenija o peremirii jakoby
net, no rabotaet sovmestnaja komissija po rassledovaniju
narushenij.

V novostjax NTV mozhno videt' uzhe prakticheski mirnyj (i esche bolee
razrushennyj) Groznyj, polnost'ju kontroliruemyj chechencami. V
uslovijax "nepodpisannogo" peremirija rossijskie voennye poluchili
vozmozhnost' peredvigat'sja po gorodu dlja sbora trupov i
evakuacii ranenyx. Nakonec-to otkrylis' dva "gumanitarnyx
koridora" dlja bezhencev - kak raz togda, kogda chast' iz nix
nachinaet vozvraschat'sja. Mezhdu tem promoskovskoe pravitel'stvo
Chechni podtverdilo vcherashnee soobschenie, chto esche pozavchera byl
sluchaj massovogo ubijstva bezhencev federal'noj aviaciej (vozle
sela Alxazurovo), bolee togo, ono podtverdilo, chto suschestvuet
prikaz streljat' po kolonnam bezhencev, a v mestax, kuda vyxodjat
bezhency, arestovyvat' vsex muzhchin starshe 14 let.

Kakuju igru igraet Lebed', esche nedavno grozivshij unichtozhat'
chechencev, nevziraja na prepony ot "mirotvorcev iz OBSE"?
(Kstati, napadki na OBSE v obychnom ura-patrioticheskom duxe byli
i na poslednej press-konferencii generala). Delo v tom, chto
mesjac, provedennyj Lebedem v Kremle, dokazal - ego legko i
elegantno unichtozhajut ljudi, po sravneniju s kotorymi on -
"rjadovoj neobuchennyj" apparatnoj igry. Esche para mesjacev - i emu
"ne grozilo" by ne tol'ko prezidentstvo v 2000 godu, a voobsche
nichego by ne svetilo. Edinstvennyj sposob perelomit' tendenciju
izvesten: nado vyrvat'sja na arenu publichnoj politiki s
neozhidannym resheniem. Pri nyneshnem rasklade eto mozhet byt'
tol'ko "umirotvorenie" Chechni - v tom ili inom smysle etogo
slova. No navesti spokojstvie kladbischa mogut i bez Lebedja i,
chto by on ne govoril, nikakogo recepta pobedy u nego net.
Ostavalos' odno - zakljuchit' mir. A porazitel'naja pobeda
chechencev (vzjatie Groznogo i javnaja nesposobnost' federalov
organizovat' kontrnastuplenie) sdelala etot mir aktual'nym i
dlja Kremlja.

Kstati, o pobede. Ministr vnutrennix del Kulikov skazal, chto
"dvum tysjacham boevikov v Groznom protivostojat, vynosja osnovnuju
tjazhest' boev [eto on ljagaet armejskix] pjat' tysjach
voennosluzhaschix Vnutrennix Vojsk MVD i 2100 bojcov specotrjadov
milicii [OMON i SOBR]". Esli dobavit' sjuda namerenno opuschennyx
Kulikovym armejcev - preimuschestvenno iz divizij VDV, frontovuju
aviaciju, tankistov - poluchim istinnoe sootnoshenie sil. Pri etom
poteri federalov sostavili, naprimer, v aviacii - 3 samoleta i
10 vertoletov. Skol'ko bojcov ubito - uznat' nel'zja. Uzhasno
zvuchaschie cifry, nazyvaemye voennymi (130 ubito, 400 raneno, 80
propalo bez vesti), chto esche uzhasnee - zanizheny, eto ochevidno
xotja by potomu, chto oni ne rosli v tri poslednix dnja samyx
zhestokix boev. Skoree verny chechenskie dannye - 2000 ubityx i
ser'ezno ranenyx.

Po TV mozhno videt' patrulirujuschie Groznyj zaxvachennye i
otremontirovannye chechencami tanki, BMP, BTR i samoxodku. Pervyj
iz trofejnyx tankov nazvan imenem bojca, zaxvativshego ego i na
sledujuschij den' pogibshego v boju - sozdan moschnyj kul't geroja,
vpolne v duxe sovetskoj "agitacii na primere voinov - geroev
Velikoj Otechestvennoj". Interesno, chto vse popytki propagandy v
takom duxe v rossijskoj armii vyzyvajut u "klientov" rvotnuju
reakciju, a u chechencev - rabotajut. Voobsche slozhnoe, dvuplanovoe
otnoshenie chechenskix liderov i propagandistov k sovetskomu
periodu istorii svoego naroda - nesomnenno. Pri tom, chto Stalin
- glavnyj antigeroj, a stalinskij period - temnoe vremja, k
Grazhdanskoj vojne (v kotoroj chechency vystupili na storone
krasnyx) otnoshenie drugoe. Chechenskie lidery chasto vystupajut na
ceremonijax, proxodjaschix u pamjatnika krasnym partizanam (borcam s
Denikinym).

Vsja eta problematika dostojna vnimanija prezhde vsego potomu, chto
nyneshnij, poka esche xrupkij, mir dostignut, konechno, ne bez
uchastija Lebedja s ego vlastnymi ambicijami - no na 90% vse zhe
samimi chechencami - bukval'no ego zavoevavshimi. Uderzhat li?

   Alik


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Reuter, Friday August 16 5:12 PM EDT 

Lebed Seeks Ouster of Interior Minister

MOSCOW (Reuter) - Russian security chief Alexander Lebed
stepped up his campaign for power Friday by demanding
the resignation of Interior Minister Anatoly Kulikov,
accusing him of mishandling the war in Chechnya. 

The tough-talking Lebed, a former paratroop general
given sweeping authority to settle the 20-month-old
conflict, warned of ``provocations'' being planned to
spread the fighting and to ignite ``a big Caucasian war.'' 

``You wanted to know one of the war's heroes? Here he is
-- Interior Minister, Army General Anatoly Kulikov,''
Lebed sarcastically told a news conference after
returning from talks with separatist leaders in Chechnya. 

Lebed, in an extraordinary public denunciation, said:
``The Minister of Interior of Russia did not fulfill his
duty before Russia. I'm totally sure he cannot remain
minister any longer. 

``Now I address Russian President Boris Nikolayevich
Yeltsin: you will have to make a difficult choice. Only
one must stay -- Lebed or Kulikov.'' 

In a statement issued by the Interior Ministry press
service, Kulikov rejected Lebed's accusations and put
his fate in Yeltsin's hands. 

``In connection with the false accusations and insults
made against me by the secretary of the Security
Council, I am sending a report to the president of the
country asking him to resolve the issue of my tenure of
office,'' Kulikov said. 

Lebed's demand that Kulikov be fired, and a series of
other tirades against other rivals, provided a glimpse
of political infighting usually hidden behind the
Kremlin's red fortress walls. 

Lebed's first target when Yeltsin made him his security
chief June 18 was Gen. Pavel Grachev, who was fired as
defense minister the same day Lebed was appointed. 

Tensions between Lebed and Prime Minister Viktor
Chernomyrdin soon came out into the open when the former
paratroop commander called for the reintroduction of the
post of vice president and suggested he should fill it. 

Chernomyrdin, whose powers would have been threatened by
such a move, hit back by saying the vice presidency
would not be revived and put down Lebed's apparent
efforts to have a say in economic policy. 

But Lebed has been emboldened by Yeltsin's decision last
Saturday to make him his envoy to Chechnya and a
presidential decree which gave him wider powers to try
to end the conflict that has claimed 30,000 lives in the
mainly Muslim region. 

His powerful new mandate is certain to have upset others
trying to tackle the crisis. These include Chernomyrdin,
the head of a state commission on Chechnya which Lebed
criticized Monday, and generals reluctant to carry out
Lebed's orders. 

Hundreds of Russian troops have been killed or wounded
since the separatists launched their offensive on the
Chechen capital of Grozny Aug. 6 and the rebels still
control large areas of the city. 

Lebed, who has just returned from talks with rebel
leaders, said he was preparing a plan to end the
conflict and would present it to Yeltsin. 

``It will be a very radical plan which many people will
not like, but I will insist on it,'' he told the news
conference, declining to give details. 

Lebed and Chechen rebel leader Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev had
earlier expressed optimism about bringing peace to
Chechnya, although senior commanders on both sides were
more skeptical. 

Lebed's peace initiative launched last weekend was given
a cool assessment by the deputy commander of Russian
Interior Ministry troops, Gen. Stanislav Kavun. 

``The situation in Grozny is not being defused despite
the assurances of the the warring sides,'' he told a
news conference. 

Kavun accused the rebels of violating peace agreements.
``The efforts taken by Interior Ministry troops and
Defense Ministry units to defeat the enemy are now being
nullified,'' he said. 

``As a rule, the rebels do not adhere to agreements.
Each day they increase their forces,'' he said, adding
that eight Interior Ministry troops were killed Thursday
night. ``How can you agree anything with these people?''


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               Pobeda vazhnee mira?
                                                      19/08/1996

Posle serii vzaimnyx obvinenij v narushenii soglashenija o
prekraschenii ognja (so storony federalov tem bolee pikantnyx, chto
oni - ustami komandujuschego gruppirovkoj gen. Pulikovskogo -
otricali odnovremenno fakt zakljuchenija takogo soglashenija)
storony, kazalos', priblizilis' k zakrepleniju fakticheskogo (i
nepolnogo) prekraschenija ognja. V subbotu Masxadov peredal
Pulikovskomu kopiju svoego prikaza o prekraschenii ognja, v
voskresen'e analogichnyj prikaz peredal Pulikovskij. V to zhe
vremja imenno v voskresen'e nachalos' rezkoe obostrenie obstanovki
v Groznom.

Razvjazka proizoshla segodnja. Vo-pervyx, El'cin otklonil
ul'timatum Lebedja po povodu Kulikova ("pust' oba rabotajut"), a
vo-vtoryx, rasporjadilsja "prinjat' mery k vosstanovleniju porjadka v
gorode Groznyj, vkljuchaja voennuju oxranu pravitel'stvennyx zdanij,
po polozheniju do 6 avgusta". V perevode s kanceljarskogo eto
oznachaet prikaz na novyj shturm Groznogo. Dlja peredachi prikaza
vniz Verxovnyj Glavnokomandujuschij izbral Lebedja.

Pulikovskij ob'javil po radio, chto shturm budet v chetverg s
massirovannym primeneniem aviacii, i prizval naselenie pokinut'
gorod, v to zhe vremja zajaviv, chto vse puti otxoda, krome Staroj
Sunzhi, zaminirovany. Na samom dele, poxozhe, boj uzhe idet.

Odna iz prichin stol' bystrogo pereloma nastroenij v Kremle -
sama tema peregovorov Masxadova i Jandarbieva s Lebedem i
Pulikovskim: "Razvod vojsk i opredelenie zon otvetstvennosti".
Delo shlo k dogovornoj fiksacii "zon otvetstvennosti" chechencev v
Groznom, to est' oficial'nogo priznanija sdachi goroda. A eto
psixologicheski nevozmozhno dlja voennyx. Oni mysljat v terminax
nachala veka: pobeda - eto vzjatie stolicy, porazhenie - poterja
stolicy. Oni s trudom, no svykajutsja s mysl'ju, chto etot gorod,
vozmozhno, budet otdan v rezul'tate politicheskogo reshenija - no
gotovy lit' krov' radi bessmyslennogo znaka chisto voennoj
pobedy. Zerkal'no poxozhaja istorija sluchilas' vo vremja finskoj
"Zimnej vojny": finny v marte 1940 soglasilis' otdat' Rossii,
narjadu s prochimi territorijami, Vyborg, odnako poluchalos', chto za
vsju vojnu nasha armija "ne oderzhala ni odnoj pobedy" (to est' ne
vzjala shturmom ni odnogo goroda). V rezul'tate v poslednie dni
vojny my shturmovali _uzhe rossijskij_ gorod Vyborg - i vzjali ego.

Tak chto v Rossijskoj armii chtut po krajnej mere nekotorye
tradicii Krasnoj armii...

Alik







       Sovet Bezopasnosti somnevaetsja v podpisi Prezidenta
                                                        20/08/1996

Segodnja proizoshli dva skandala, imejuschie prjamoe otnoshenie i k
Chechenskoj vojne, i k upravleniju nashim gosudarstvom. Pervyj -
soobschenie radio "Exo Moskvy" o tom, chto El'cin ekstrenno
gospitalizirovan v kardiologicheskuju kliniku professora Chazova.
Novyj press-sekretar' prezidenta Jastrzhemskij, ne vstupaja v prjamuju
polemiku s etim soobscheniem, ob'javil, chto El'cin na dva dnja uexal
iz Moskvy na Valdaj s cel'ju izuchenija, stoit li emu provesti tam
otpusk.

Eto ob'jasnenie zvuchit bolee chem stranno: El'cin byval tam sovsem
nedavno, ranee neodnokratno soobschalos', chto on nuzhdaetsja v pokoe
i, xotja prodolzhaet rabotat', no v neposredstvennoj blizosti ot
kvalificirovannoj medicinskoj pomoschi. Krome togo, imenno na eti
dva dnja vypadaet istechenie sroka ul'timatuma, kotoryj, v
sootvetstvii s rasporjazheniem El'cina ("vozvratit' situaciju s
pravoporjadkom v gorode Groznyj k polozheniju do 5 avgusta")
pred'javil general Pulikovskij ("naseleniju predlagaetsja polnost'ju
pokinut' Groznyj v techenie 48 chasov, t.k. po istechenii etogo sroka
budut nachaty intensivnye boevye dejstvija vsemi vidami oruzhija,
vkljuchaja bombardirovochnuju aviaciju, artilleriju i sistemy zalpovogo
ognja"). El'cin, konechno, uzhe otsizhivalsja v bol'nice v moment
nachala vojny, no sejchas est' i drugie nastorazhivajuschie momenty.

Eto - predmet vtorogo skandala. Press-sluzhba Soveta Bezopasnosti
rasprostranila zajavlenie, chto "rasporjazhenie prezidenta
[citirovannoe vyshe], vozmozhno, emu ne prinadlezhit, po krajnej mere
v okonchatel'noj redakcii... prezident ne prinjal lichno sekretarja
Soveta A.Lebedja, rasporjazhenie bylo peredano v pis'mennom vide,
prichem vmesto sobstvennoruchnoj podpisi na nem imelsja lish'
faksimil'nyj ottisk podpisi B.N.El'cina". Lebed' vyletaet v
Groznyj.

V Groznom - panicheskij isxod zhitelej. Ugrozy Pulikovskogo idut
dal'she, chem dazhe real'naja kartina tragedii zimy 94/95 godov, i
vse, kto mozhet peredvigat'sja, ustremilis' proch'. V gorode ostaetsja
150-300 tysjach zhitelej (pervaja cifra prinadlezhit Udugovu, vtoraja -
Zavgaevu).

Masxadov peredal rossijskoj storone tekst prikaza: uchityvaja
ul'timatum Pulikovskogo, prepjatstvovat' peredvizhenijam rossijskix
vojsk, vkljuchaja tylovye podrazdelenija. Odnako "do osobogo
rasporjazhenija" zapreschaetsja perexodit' v kontrataki i veleno
priderzhivat'sja chisto oboronitel'noj taktiki.

Po nepodtverzhdennomu poka (no, uvy, pravdopodobnomu) soobscheniju
chechenskoj storony rossijskie vojska, prepjatstvuja isxodu bezhencev v
nesankcionirovannom napravlenii (vsem sotnjam tysjach veleno
Pulikovskim v 48 chasov vyjti strogo po odnoj doroge), vzorvali
most v poselke Kirova vmeste s naxodivshimisja tam ljud'mi. Pogiblo
bolee 100 chelovek.

Nakanune odnoj iz krupnejshix tragedij v istorii Rossii strana ne
imeet otvetstvennogo i elementarno (medicinski) deesposobnogo
rukovodstva - vot glavnyj itog "triumfa" prezidentskix vyborov.
Segodnja E.G.Bonner skazala, chto otvetstvennost' za sovershajuschijsja i
nadvigajuschijsja genocid v Groznom dolzhny razdelit' s El'cinym te,
kto golosoval za nego. Sudja po boevym svodkam s bol'nichnogo
fronta, vozmozhno, oni ostanutsja prosto edinstvennymi
otvetstvennymi za proisxodjaschee.

  Alik



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Dear IR-folks,
I am a winner of the lottery (1996). Our appointment would be 05 Sept. 
1996 at the USA Embassy in TEl-Aviv (I am working now as a visiting 
scientist at the Ben-Gurion University in Israel). Can anybody give me any 
advice about an evidence of support which I must submit on the date of 
appointment. I have no real relatives in the USA. My bank account is not 
enough for such an evidence. I am trying to receive from Moscow the proof of 
my ownership of property (appartment) with letter showing its present value 
but I am not sure in success (in time). The best way is to receive a 
notarized offer of employment. Unfortunately, I have not been able to get 
such a letter yet.  If anybody was in this situation, What kind of this 
document did you submit?
I would very appreciate your any advice.
Best wishes. E.Katz

---------------------------------
 Dr. E.A. Katz
 The National Solar Energy Center,
 The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research,
 Sede Boker, 84990  Israel.
 Tel.972-7-555057. Fax.972-7-555060
 E-mail: keugene@bgumail.bgu.ac.il  


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Dear folks,

At last, (most of) you can sigh with relief: for a while your 
mailbox will not be clattered with info-noise generated by 
INFO-RUSS.  As I've mentioned a while ago, I am going to put 
INFO-RUSS into a semi-dormant mode for about half-year.

>From this moment on, till the beginning of February'97, most 
of the INFO-RUSS activity will be put on hold. During that 
period of time, NO subscription or unsubscription requests 
will be processed; only VERY FEW postings (mostly of emergency 
nature, strictly to my own discretion) if any, will be 
broadcasted.  I would greatly appreciate it if you REFRAIN 
from submitting any regular postings during that period.

INFO-RUSS started almost exactly five years ago, on August 15'91.
Of course, those of you who stayed with it for most of this time, 
will understandably take this coming intermission  as a great 
relief (:-). Yet all of you have always tried hard to make
INFO-RUSS our Internet home; as a result, a worldwide Internet 
community of refugees, emigres and other "departees" (:-) from 
the ex-USSR came into being. Our "native" subsciribers haven't 
been lost or neglected either; I hope they've got whatever is 
worth from INFO-RUSS; they greatly contribuited to it too.  

INFO-RUSS has always been promoting sort of old-fashioned emigrant 
virtues: self-reliance, mutual help, hard work, tough resilience, 
high educational, research and technology aspirations, cultural 
preservation along with fast learning of the culture of our new 
countries (language incliding:-), help to families, help to the 
"beginners" and less luckier people in the community, help to those 
left behind in the old country, humanitarian help in general... You 
may've noticed that the word "help" figured prominently in this
text; but then this is it: INFO-RUSS was and is a lot about help...

Not the least was the perpetual drive of INFO-RUSS against 
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New York Times,
August 24, 1996

Russia War Dead Lie in Filth, Waiting for Kin to Claim Them


By ALESSANDRA STANLEY

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia  --  At the sprawling military hospital here,
fruits and vegetables are tenderly stored in a vast, cool cellar
for the winter.

The bodies of Russian soldiers killed in Chechnya lie 100 yards
away, tossed in a dusty open field where dogs are free to prowl. A
few corpses are covered with sheets, but most are naked, even those
burned to the bone. All are bloated, blackened and covered with
flies. A stench fills the air.

That is how the mothers and wives find them, picking their way
through rows of dead bodies under the harsh sun as they try to
identify their Andrei or Sergei or Maksim.

Natalya Zotina, 26, spotted the body of her husband Anatoly, 23,
lying between two twisted, charred corpses, his flesh intact but
his head smashed in. She did not wail or fall apart. She knelt next
to his body and spent the next hour washing him and swatting flies
away from what was left of his face.  She got angry later.
"I should have brought my Polaroid camera," she said, over and
over, as she hugged herself and rocked in place. "The world should
know this, people should see how Great Russia treats its
soldiers."

If there is a concentration of grief and horror in Russia over
the war in Chechnya, it is in Rostov-on-Don, a city 750 miles
southeast of Moscow that is the headquarters of the North Caucasus
Military District and the clearing point for wounded and dead
soldiers.

When casualties are evacuated from Chechnya, most come through
Rostov. Parents alerted by telegram that their son was killed are
instructed to come here to provide final identification. Others,
whose sons have been missing for months, just show up, hoping not
to find them.

Death is certified without ceremony or dignity, let alone honor.

There is no more vivid testimony to the confusion and callous
disorder of the Russian army in Chechnya than its main hospital
morgue. Mistakes are common enough to oblige parents to travel here
to identify their dead.

That is because generals cannot say for certain which unit was
fighting where. Officers cannot say for certain who was in their
unit. Personnel records do not always include fingerprints, blood
type and dental X-rays, and sometimes the records themselves are
lost. Soldiers' tattered uniforms rarely carry name tags. Many
soldiers do not wear their dog tags.

Even here, more than 400 miles from the battlefield, the bodies
are piled like cordwood, or as one Russian officer in charge of
what the army calls the Department of Bodies put it, "hunks of meat."

"It's indifference," said Yelena Zubrovskaya, head of the
Rostov Mothers' Committee, a support group, her voice shaking.
"These are not human beings to the army, they are materiel. They
got the materiel for free, they got a lot of it and they discard it
like garbage when it is used up."

The hospital itself, a well-maintained 800-bed unit, has a CAT
scanner, shiny new dialysis machines and plenty of antibiotics and
plasma.

But the morgue is medieval. There are dozens of bodies in it.
Some of the more disfigured have lain there, unidentified and
unclaimed, since the military's bungled assault on Grozny, the
Chechen capital, in the winter of 1995. There are even a dozen dead
Chechen rebels, swept up with the Russian dead in the confusion of
latest battles.

"Muslims are supposed to bury their dead before sunset," the
high-ranking officer said with a trace of glee. "They try to pay
money to get them back, but these guys are not going anywhere."

He spoke on the condition that his name not be used and
explained that he, too, was not entirely pleased with what was
going on here.

"It was better in the old days," he said. "We buried the
unidentified dead all together in 'brotherly graves.' Now, we're
supposed to find out who they are and bury them separately." He
shrugged impatiently. "It's a lot of work, and too expensive."

According to sketchy official figures, about 3,500 army soldiers
and Interior Ministry troops have died in Chechnya since December
1994, although most human rights organizations say the figure is
far higher. Since a new rebel assault on Grozny began Aug. 6, rough
military estimates suggest that at least another 500 servicemen
have died.

In the last two weeks, mothers, fathers and wives have been
pouring into Rostov from all over Russia. Wednesday, a military
cargo plane carrying Natalya Zotina and 30 other relatives of dead
soldiers flew in from the city of Sverdlovsk in the Urals.

Twenty-eight corpses, dragged from the cramped, filthy
refrigerated morgue on stretchers and stained blankets, sometimes
by their feet, were laid out on the ground before the relatives
arrived, and left there the whole day.

Young soldiers in attendance, helpless before the waves of grief
and shock, mostly looked away, smoking silently. Once identified,
the bodies were dressed and placed in metal containers, boxed for
transport in crude pine shipping crates, their last names scratched
on the wood in black pencil.

Nadezhda Maslova, 46, threw herself on to the crate marked "Maslov, 
S." and moaned, "Sergei, my Sergei," until a soldier gently pried 
her loose. She walked weakly past a charred corpse lying on the 
ground, a tissue pressed to her nose, and talked about her son.

"He never even had a girlfriend," she said. "He went
everywhere with me, a real mama's boy." Like the other mothers,
she could recite the last letter she got from him by heart. His,
dated June 22, began: "Mama, I'm going to Chechnya, but don't
worry." She nodded at a father staggering across the grounds, 
his face frozen in an odd, almost cheerful grimace.

"The men are lucky," she said quietly. "They can drink vodka
until they are senseless." She and other mothers relied on each
other and tranquilizers.

>From the duty officers, there were no explanations, no answers 
to the imploring questions, "How did my son die?" and "Did he
die alone?"

Mrs. Maslova sought a reason why her 20-year-old son, killed on
Aug. 11, was marked as an enlisted soldier when he had been a
conscript when he left home last November. "All they do is shrug,
'We don't know  --  we can't say," she said. "Why don't they know
anything? Why can't somebody know something?"

Mrs. Zotina and others said some of their husbands' and sons'
comrades, who were wounded alongside them, were recuperating in the
hospital but were not allowed to talk to the visitors.

The Russian government pays parents' travel and lodging expenses
in Rostov, as well as the cost of shipping bodies back home.
Survivors of soldiers killed in action are supposed to receive a
payment of 50 times the monthly minimum wage, which works out to
about $600. The regional military branch offices are supposed to
cover burial fees. But in many regions, parents receive no death
payment and have to finance the funeral themselves.

"Our local commander said there was no money now," Mrs. Zotina said. 
"He told me to bury him myself and they'd try to pay me back later."

The daily problems of Russian life do not disappear here. The
army bus that was supposed to take the mothers back to their hotel
after they identified their dead did not have enough gasoline for
the trip. The driver rejected the women's offer to collect gas
money among themselves and sped off, leaving them to walk or take
cabs. The next morning, the driver failed to appear.

Small kindnesses mostly came from strangers, the women said.
Many cabdrivers refused to take the mothers' money once they
learned where they were headed.

There are a few pockets of consideration on the military base.
Col. Vladimir Shcherbakov, chief of the forensic lab, works in army
offices a few miles from the hospital, and there tries to identify
the bodies  --  more than half the total  --  that are too burned or
mutilated for a visual identification.

To get around the army's spotty record-keeping, Shcherbakov and
his team have developed sophisticated tracing techniques, using
DNA, skin analysis and computer models of skulls.

Shcherbakov looked heartsick when asked about the way parents
were confronted with their children's death here.

Finally he replied, "You came at the moment when the infrastructure 
was not ready to receive such a massive influx of bodies, simply 
not ready." He added bitterly: "Even though we had a similar 
experience in January 1995  --  then, too, we were absolutely not 
prepared. But that experience didn't teach us anything."



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Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Currently, INFO-RUSS is in a semi-dormant mode. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- NEW WELFARE LAW TO HIT LEGAL IMMIGRANTS HARD While most of us were enjoying the Summer Olympics, Congress was busy. Those who complain that Congress never gets anything done certainly were surprised when Congress passed (and the President promised to sign) the most sweeping welfare bill since Lyndon Johnson's presidency. Whether one agrees or not with the concept of reforming the welfare system, it has become clear that the Welfare Reform Reconciliation Act of 1996 will have a dramatic effect on immigrant communities across the US. 44% of the budget cuts in the welfare bill stem from eliminating access to need-based government programs for legal immigrants and refugees (illegal immigrants are already barred from most forms of welfare). This is especially harsh since those immigrants represent only 5% of all welfare recipients. Persons who came in as refugees will fare slightly better than those that entered as immigrants. The immediate impact of the bill will no doubt be that many legal immigrants and refugees will face serious economic problems. The other impact will likely be a surge in the number of applications for citizenship which will, in turn, likely lead to even longer backlogs in the naturalization application process. The following is a summary of provisions in the bill that affect legal immigrants and refugees. Food Stamps and Supplemental Security Income ("SSI") * Most immigrants will be barred from receiving Food Stamps or SSI (including those qualifying for Medicaid through SSI). As a result, 500,000 people are expected to lose their SSI benefits and 900,000 will lose Food Stamps. About half of the legal immigrants who lose SSI will have been in the US for more than ten years when their checks stop arriving. * Refugees and asylees are exempted from the SSI and Food Stamp bar, but only for their first five years in the US. * Persons who have worked for ten years and not received benefits will still be eligible for SSI and Food Stamps. Future Immigrants * Future immigrants will not only be ineligible to receive SSI and Food Stamps, they will also be barred from all "federal means-tested" programs for their first five years in the US. "Federal means-tested" has not been defined, but will certainly include all non-exempt entitlement programs that determine eligibility based on income or resources. Medicaid is the major program that will fall into this category. * Refugees will not be affected by this provision. * Exempt programs include the following: * emergency Medicaid * immunization and testing of symptoms of communicable diseases whether or not the symptoms are caused by a communicable disease (however, Medicaid may not be used for such testing or treatment); * short-term, non-cash emergency relief * child nutrition, including the WIC program and school meals * foster care and adoption assistance payments * higher education loans and grants * elementary and secondary education * Head Start * Job Training Partnership Act * certain non-cash programs such as soup kitchens State Control of AFDC and Medicaid * Each state will have the option to determine whether legal immigrants will have access to Aid to Families with Dependent Children ("AFDC"), Medicaid and various programs which use social service block grant money. * Those subject to the five year bar will not be allowed access to these programs until their bar period is over. * States can also bar legal immigrants from programs funded entirely by state funds. * Those remaining eligible for SSI and Food Stamps, such as refugees in their first five years in the US, will not be affected by these provisions. "Deeming" of Sponsors * Most persons will effectively be barred from eligibility for "federal means-tested" programs after the 5 year bar ends due to a new provision which adds the incomes of the immigrant's sponsors to the immigrant's income for purposes of determining need-based eligibility for government programs. For example, if a sponsoring relative earns a poverty-level income and the immigrant earns a poverty-level income, the two incomes will be combined to show the immigrant earns twice the poverty income. * This provision will only affect immigrants entering in the future. * The law is not clear on whether states may waive the deeming requirements when determining eligibility for AFDC and SSI. Sponsoring Future Immigrants * The new law's Affidavit of Support provisions will severely limit the ability of many to immigrate. * Only the petitioning relative (limited generally to US citizen and permanent resident parents, children, spouses and US citizen siblings) may sign an Affidavit of Support for a would-be immigrant. The Affidavit of Support must show enough income to keep the immigrant and all members of the sponsor's household above the poverty line. * Incomes of other relatives including grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, step-parents, cousins or siblings (other than a sponsoring sibling) will not be considered even if the relative is willing to sign a legally-enforceable Affidavit of Support. President Clinton has promised to push for legislation to reverse many of these provisions. He also promises to use his power to issue Executive Orders to also lessen the impact of the bill.

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From daemon Wed Oct 9 06:03:06 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Oct 9 06:03:06 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 9 Oct 1996 06:03:05 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29374; Wed, 9 Oct 96 04:06:47 -0400 Message-Id: <9610090806.AA29374@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Wed, 09 Oct 1996 9:44:30 METDST Received: from haven.uchicago.edu by super.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29980; Mon, 7 Oct 96 19:44:51 -0400 Received: from kimbark.uchicago.edu (kimbark.uchicago.edu [128.135.12.52]) by haven.uchicago.edu (8.7.5/8.7.3) with ESMTP id SAA21482 for ; Mon, 7 Oct 1996 18:43:44 -0500 (CDT) Received: (from inbindem@localhost) by kimbark.uchicago.edu (8.7.5/8.7.3) id SAA05398 for sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu; Mon, 7 Oct 1996 18:44:44 -0500 (CDT) Date: Mon, 7 Oct 1996 18:44:44 -0500 (CDT) From: "Ilya N. Bindeman" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Hunger strike Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Currently, INFO-RUSS is in a semi-dormant mode. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear IR-folks, I received the following msg from the place where I used to work: United Institute of the Physics of the Earth (named after O.Yu.Schmidt) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The msg cries about the pity state of Russian science without the proper funding. Ilya N. Bindeman, graduate student, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: Letter from Strakhov, IPE Moscow FROM THE STATEMENT FOR THE PRESS by Academician V.N. Strakhov, General Director of UIPE RAS and I.I.Naumenko-Bondarenko, Chairman of the Trade Union Committee of UIPE RAS On September the 30th, 1996, we, academician Strakhov Vladimir Nikolaevich, General Director of UIPE RAS and Naumenko-Bondarenko Igor Ilyich, Chairman of the Trade Union Committee of UIPE RAS started a hunger strike in a protest against the policy of the Government of the Russian Federation with regard to Russian science in general and to the Russian Academy of Sciences in particular. This policy which has been conducted since 1992 has virtually resulted in a collapse of the Russian science, first of all of a branch one. Non-payments of budget financing in 1996 put a final and irrevocable elimination of the Russian science including the Russian Academy of Sciences on the agenda. The main features of the process of the agony of the Russian science are being defined by the following: a) a criminally low level of wages for an overwhelming majority of scientists, including Candidates (Ph.D.) and Doctors of Sciences (Prof.) which does not provide even a subsistence minimum; b) a heavy moral state of a majority of scientists caused by a miserable level of wages; c) a quick loss of professionalism of a higher level by a majority of scientific staff due to enormous stress; d) absence of young specialists inflow; e) a moral and physical wear of the material-technical basis of science; it is not possible to obtain the results of the world level without modern experimental equipment and modern computer technique; f) absence of a necessary level of informational supply of science (by books, journals, telecommunications, work-shops, conferences etc.) At present a lag from a level of the world science for 5-7 years is equal to a complete death of science. The Russian science has been already lagging behind for five years. To develop a common state plan of reorganization of science it is necessary to be guided by long term considerations relating to a steady development of the country and its population: a) expenses for science should be transferred to a number of protected items of the budget; b) special programs on technical re-equipment of science, and first of all - the kept RAS Institutes, should be envisaged; c) a general level of expenses on science should annually grow, making 4% of the expenditure part of the budget in 1997, according to the recently adopted law. ********************************************************************** September 30th, 1996 United Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow TO ALL AND EVERYBODY ! The staff of UIPE RAS fully shares the demands of academician Strakhov Vladimir Nikolaevich, Director of the Institute, and Naumenko-Bondarenko Igor Ilyich, Chairman of the Trade Union Committee, who came forward with an extreme action, dangerous for their health, and appeals to the scientific community of Russia and the whole world to support this action by all the possible ways of a civic protest. Would you, please, convey this information on the present events to all the public and scientific collectives, to all people capable of influencing the policy conducted by the government. Would you, please, inform us about your support and actions of protest carried out by you through E-mail: strakhov@dir.iephys.msk.su Fax of V.N.Strakhov: +7/O95/255-6040, +7/095/254-9088 Fax of the RAS Presidium: +7/095/938-1928 P.S. If you have an e-mailing list of appropriate organizations for sending the information, you are welcome to use it. From daemon Sat Oct 19 23:58:58 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Oct 19 23:58:57 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 19 Oct 1996 23:58:56 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25534; Sat, 19 Oct 96 22:29:35 -0400 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from dnttm.wave.ras.ru by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10225; Wed, 16 Oct 96 16:01:32 -0400 Received: from suhanov.UUCP (uumasu@localhost) by helios.dnttm.ras.ru (8.6.12/IP) with UUCP id XAA01767; Wed, 16 Oct 1996 23:54:44 +0300 Received: by suhanov.dnttm.rssi.ru (dMail for DOS v2.04b, 1Apr96); Wed, 16 Oct 1996 23:48:35 +0300 To: list1@suhanov.dnttm.rssi.ru Message-Id: Organization: sch57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 23:48:35 +0300 (MSK) X-Mailer: dMail [Demos Mail for DOS v2.04b] Subject: INFO-RUSS: GKChP-666... Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Currently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- GKChP-666: boevaja gotovnost' - povyshennaja 16/10/1996 Segodnja ministr vnutrennix del Kulikov obvinil Lebedja v podgotovke nasil'stvennogo zaxvata vlasti. Okazyvaetsja: 1. Lebed' podgotovil dokument, na osnove kotorogo budut sozdany special'nye elitnye vojska "Rossijskij Legion" chislennost'ju 50 tysjach, podchinennye lichno emu, iz sostava luchshix chastej armii, MVD, razvedki, kontrrazvedki i kakoj-to "nelegal'noj razvedki". 2. Specsekretnyj otdel Legiona budet imet' pravo "likvidacii", kak vyrazilsja Kulikov, "sami ponimaete kogo". 3. Chechenskie druz'ja Lebedja vydelili 1500 bojcov, kotorye uzhe ubyli v Rossiju dlja podderzhki perevorota. 4. I voobsche Lebed' oskorbljal prezidenta grjaznymi namekami o ego zdorov'e. Vse eto nuzhdaetsja v kommentarijax. K-1. Po slovam Kulikova, Legion Lebed' predlozhil sozdat'... na soveschanii s Kulikovym! Vidimo, zhdal ego soglasija... K-2. Polnost'ju, po slovam ministra, tam skazano "i inyx lic, predstavljajuschix ugrozu bezopasnosti strany". Poxval'no, chto ministr dogadalsja - eti slova oznachajut likvidaciju ljubogo neugodnogo, v tom chisle i ego samogo. Voobsche generalam ot zhandarmerii byvaet polezno pochuvstvovat' udavku na shee - u nix ot etogo neozhidanno prorezaetsja pravosoznanie. K-3. Legion esche tol'ko obsuzhdajut s Kulikovym, kak obrazovat', a chechency uzhe vyexali. Nu pravil'no, navernoe, tajnymi tropami, peshkom pojdut... Zamechatel'na takzhe psixologicheskaja detal' - planiruja za Lebedja perevorot, Kulikov ponimaet, chto 50 tysjach "rossijskix legionerov" - malo, a vot poltory tysjachi chechencev - eto budet v samyj raz. Po 30 nashix za odnogo ixnego. K-4. Interesno, chto takoe mozhno "nameknut'" ob etom predmete, a ne skazat' prjamo? Bezuslovno, na urovne moral'nom tut vse - chistaja pravda. Lebed' i vpravdu ljubit vlast' (svoju) bol'she zhizni (osobenno - chuzhoj), tak chto likvidacija "inyx lic" dlja nego - ne problema. S idejami sozdanija na osnove "elitnyx chastej" chastej "superelitnyx" (to est' takix, gde xotja by nekotorye xotja by inogda zastupajut v karaul pochti trezvymi) nosilis' vse bez iskljuchenija generaly. I, razumeetsja, vse oni ponimali, chto ne v gorax Kavkaza, a v predelax Sadovogo kol'ca im predstoit voevat'. Lebed' - mjagko govorja, ne iskljuchenie. A na urovne faktov - tjazhelyj bred. Pochemu Kulikov strjapaet obvinenie, ni mnogo ni malo, v izmene - na osnove oficial'nogo pis'ma, peredannogo emu ot Lebedja, ne pripletja dazhe (xotja by vymyshlennyx) "operativnyx dannyx"? Dazhe klevetat', poxozhe, razuchilis' (sejchas, kstati, na soveschanijax politrabotnikov na polnom ser'eze imenno eto vydvigajut v kachestve prichiny chechenskogo porazhenija). Bred bredom, a glavnyj-to sanitar etoj bol'nicy sam lezhit na kojke, prismotret' za bol'nymi nekomu. I vot - apofeoz: "Segodnja Ministr Vnutrennix Del i Direktor FSB [KGB] sovmestnym prikazom vveli v podchinennyx uchrezhdenijax i vojskax boevuju gotovnost' - povyshennuju". Zasluzhivaet interesa vot kakaja detal': osnovnye rossijskie telekompanii udelili zajavlenijam Kulikova ogromnoe vnimanie, pritom vnimanie skoree sochuvstvennoe. A uchityvaja, chto kontrol' za televideniem osuschestvljaet sejchas Chubajs - vyrisovyvaetsja vpolne jasnaja konfiguracija sil, predprinjavshix etu ataku. Alik From daemon Sun Oct 20 00:25:12 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Oct 20 00:25:11 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 20 Oct 1996 00:25:10 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25550; Sat, 19 Oct 96 22:30:17 -0400 Message-Id: <9610200230.AA25550@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 dnttm.wave.ras.ru by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25040; Thu, 17 Oct 96 16:20:01 -0400 Received: from suhanov.UUCP (uumasu@localhost) by helios.dnttm.ras.ru (8.6.12/IP) with UUCP id AAA10690; Fri, 18 Oct 1996 00:05:19 +0300 Received: by suhanov.dnttm.rssi.ru (dMail for DOS v2.04b, 1Apr96); Thu, 17 Oct 1996 23:52:35 +0300 To: list1@suhanov.dnttm.rssi.ru Organization: sch57 From: "Alexander A. Suhanov" Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 23:52:35 +0300 (MSK) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Zalko li ptichku? Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Currently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Zhalko li ptichku? 17/10/1996 Itak, s neprivychnoj bystrotoj El'cin okonchatel'no razreshil administrativnyj krizis. Ego ukazom Lebed' uvolen s postov Sekretarja Soveta Bezopasnosti i Pomoschnika Prezidenta. O poste special'nogo prezidentskogo upolnomochennogo v Chechne net dannyx. V ukaze i teleobraschenii El'cina ni slovom ne bylo skazano ob obvinenijax Kulikova v podgotovke voennogo perevorota, odnako, krome obschix obvinenij ("ne sumel srabotat'sja s komandoj"), byli skazannye s bol'shim emocional'nym udareniem slova "on pozvolil sebe neterpimoe - sblizilsja s Korzhakovym". O zagadke etix slov i ee vozmozhnoj otgadke budet skazano nizhe. Nezadolgo pered ukazom Chernomyrdin nazval Lebedja "bonapartistom" i zajavil, chto obvinenija Kulikova "chastichno spravedlivy". Vprochem, o predreshennosti sud'by generala mozhno bylo dogadat'sja uzhe vchera, poskol'ku telezhurnalisty NTV (kompanii, otlichajuschijsja obychno "zapadnym" stilem kommentariev), nazvali otvety Lebedja na obvinenija Kulikova "uvertkami". Eta leksika "Pravdy" 1937 goda voznikaet na "intelligentnom" NTV krajne redko. Sobstvenno govorja, my imeem tol'ko esche odin primer - kogda NTV i ORT predprinjali skoordinirovannuju ataku na sledovatelej, arestovavshix sotrudnikov Chubajsa, vynosivshix "chernye" den'gi iz Ministerstva Finansov dlja predvybornogo shtaba El'cina. Togda prikaz isxodil ot Chubajsa, dejstvovavshego v tesnom kontakte s Chernomyrdinym. Posle etoj ataki, v kotoroj dejstvija ljudej, zaderzhavshix rasxititelej, byli neodnokratno nazvany "popytkoj gosudarstvennogo perevorota", byl uvolen Korzhakov. Mozhno s bol'shoj uverennost'ju utverzhdat', chto i na etot raz komanda telekompanijam byla dana tandemom Chubajs-Chernomyrdin. Pochemu El'cin tak bystro vmeshalsja, razrushil svoimi rukami sozdannuju "trexnoguju" sxemu protivoborstva pridvornyx klik? Nekotorym kljuchom mozhet byt' gnev E. pri upominanii Korzhakova. Po rjadu svidetel'stv, Chubajsu udalos' tak vystroit' sistemu otnoshenij v svoej klike, chto udar po nemu ugrozhal i docheri El'cina Tat'jane D'jachenko. Ubedit' El'cina, chto ves' udar "supostatov" s samogo nachala byl napravlen ne na "vernogo slugu", a na "naslednicu", bylo dlja Chubajsa delom texniki. Verojatno, i v etot raz byla inscenirovana ugroza Tat'jane, tem bolee pugajuschaja, chto tjazhko bol'noj otec vot-vot sovsem ne smozhet ee zaschitit'. Sredi ochevidnyx posledstvij etoj pobedy sojuznikov (Ch. i Ch.) - to, chto oni ostalis' odin na odin. Eta konstrukcija ne obladaet ustojchivost'ju trexchlennoj, i vrjad li proderzhitsja dolgo. A dlja mnogix dejatelej liberal'no-gosudarstvennicheskogo lagerja nastupil "moment istiny". Ochen' mnogoe do six por delalos' kak by pod flerom vysokoj zadachi - pobedit' Lebedja. Naprimer, kak v svoe vremja Lebedja pozvali, chtoby razgromit' kommunistov, tak segodnja na ORT i NTV gnusnye svojstva Lebedja razoblachajut Varennikov i Iljuxin, samyj plodovityj avtor gazety "Zavtra" Kurginjan (mezhdu prochim, zaodno sovetnik Kulikova) i lidery Pridnestrov'ja. Teper' strashnogo pugala net - i my vprave zhdat' ot etix ljudej ix nastojaschego mnenija. Tak, interesno znat' - glavnyj liberal Rossii Chubajs schitaet territorial'nuju celostnost' strany "absoljutno vysshej cennost'ju" vsegda ili tol'ko poka General dumaet inache? Vot tol'ko skol'ko krovi pridetsja prolit', chtoby eto uznat'? Kstati, Lebed' s izumivshim menja dostoinstvom skazal segodnja, chto nadeetsja - neuvol'nenie s dolzhnosti upolnomochennogo po Chechne ne kanceljarskaja oshibka, potomu chto on tam esche nuzhen. Segodnja, v dopolnenie k "usilennomu porjadku sluzhby" v MVD, ob'javleno, chto v Moskvu budut vvedeny kontingenty Vnutrennix Vojsk. Alik

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From daemon Thu Nov 7 17:21:10 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Nov 7 17:21:09 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 7 Nov 1996 17:21:08 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10593; Thu, 7 Nov 96 14:27:58 -0500 Message-Id: <9611071927.AA10593@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 binah.cc.brandeis.edu by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26213; Wed, 6 Nov 96 13:10:20 -0500 Received: from BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU by BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU (PMDF V4.3-10 #10451) id <01IBIWHMS1CM8ZPPVX@BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU>; Wed, 06 Nov 1996 13:10:15 -0500 (EST) Date: Wed, 06 Nov 1996 13:10:15 -0500 (EST) From: Tatiana Yankelevich Subject: INFO-RUSS: support for A. Sakharov Archives To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html INFO-RUSS is currently in semi-dormant mode. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- TO EVERYONE WHO CARES ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS IN RUSSIA AND ELSEWHERE Dear Friends: We are writing to you on behalf of the Andrei Sakharov Archives and Human Rights Center at Brandeis University. The Archives, which consist of documents smuggled to the West during the late 70's and 80's, were entrusted to Brandeis by Elena Bonner, widow of Andrei Dmitrievich. It includes his scientific manuscripts, diaries, personal correspondence, drafts of his "Memoirs," notes on literature, history, civilization, and much more. This priceless and absolutely unique collection constitutes the core of the Sakharov Archives at Brandeis. Plans are now underway for the creation, on the basis of the Archives, of a Center for the study of the Sakharov era and human rights issues, so central to the philosophy of Andrei Sakharov, as expressed in his Nobel lecture "Peace, Progress, Human Rights". We are calling on you to help us in our efforts to support the Archives and to create the Center by making a financial contribution. We feel that many of you understand the role Sakharov played in the struggle for human rights, generally, and for freedom of emigration, in particular, not to speak of his unique and inmense contribution to the fall of the communist totalitarian empire. You will undoubtedly understand the importance of keeping his legacy of peace and human rights alive, and therefore, will want to support our efforts. Our collective experience of life under totalitarianism makes it our duty before history and humanity to begin this essential work that will be continued by future generations. An example of how your gift may be used is the recent opportunity that has been presented to the Archives to acquire the complete microfilm copy of the 30-volume KGB investigation files of Sergei Kovalev's case of 1974-1975. Kovalev was one of four editors of the Chronicle of Current Events; his files, now at the State Archives of Lithuania, are an indispensable resource for the study of the repressive and ideological apparatus of Soviet Regime. This opportunity is a direct result of the demise of the USSR, which left the KGB archives in the possession of the independent Lithuania. The cost of this acquisition is solely the expense of microfilming the files. Your support of the acquisition of these critically important documents would be of great help, and you will know that you have participated in an historic effort to preserve the legacy of those who selflessly worked for the rights of others. Your contribution is fully tax deductible. It can be in the form of check made payable to Brandeis University, with a note "for the Andrei Sakharov Archives". It should be mailed to: The Andrei Sakharov Archives Goldfarb Library Brandeis University 415 South Street Waltham, MA 02254-9110 We suggest a minimum $50 contribution, but any donation will be appreciated. You may want to consider a donation of an amount you can afford made on a regular basis, semi-annually or annually. Please include your name and title, if applicable, the way you want them to appear in Brandeis University's 1996-1997 Annual Report on Giving. If you need more information, please contact Tatiana Yankelevich at (617) 736-4717. Your generosity will always be gratefully remembered at the Sakharov Archives and Center at Brandeis University, and your name will be permanently inscribed in our REGISTER OF DONORS. We are confident that you will not remain indiffe- rent to the important work carried on at Brandeis to preserve Sakharov's legacy of peace and human rights. With every good wish, Robert Szulkin Tatiana Yankelevich Director Curator The Andrei Sakharov Archives and Human Rights Center at Brandeis University From daemon Sun Nov 17 14:51:09 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Nov 17 14:51:08 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 17 Nov 1996 14:51:08 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11816; Sun, 17 Nov 96 13:27:25 -0500 Message-Id: <9611171827.AA11816@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russians help Syria develop chemical weapons To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 17 Nov 96 19:15:44 MEZ Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html INFO-RUSS is currently in semi-dormant mode. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuter, Nov. 17'96 Israel Vows Revenge if Syria Uses Chemical Weapons JERUSALEM (Reuter) - Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Mordechai accused Syria on Sunday of making chemical weapons with Russia's help and vowed to hit hard if Damascus turned them on the Jewish state. Interviewed by Israel Radio, Mordechai again appealed to Israel's arch-foe to renew peace talks deadlocked over the fate of the Golan Heights Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war and the terms of peace. "We know that in Syria they're manufacturing chemical products for military purposes,"; Mordechai said. He said some were being made with the help of the Russians. "I hope that they'll never use it, certainly not against us. But we cannot overlook it. We must take the threats into account and so we do." Israel and Syria have accused each other over the last month of preparing for war. Citing an interview he gave the Sunday Times published in London on Sunday, Mordechai said: "When I was asked a concrete question what will happen when they (Syria) will use this weaponry against us -- and the threat of the Syrian defense minister was emphasised -- I said if someone will dare to turn this kind of weaponry on us, it's clear we will act with all of the means in our possession, we will hit hard at Syria and obviously the regime will also be at risk. "It's better for them not to do this and find other ways for us to be able to resolve conflicts,"; he told the radio. He urged Syria "to return to the negotiating table, to stop the tension and find every way possible to enter into talks and reach, I hope, in the end peace." "We don't want war, we want peace. Arab states well know the strength of the state of Israel, believe me"; he said. On-off Syrian-Israeli peace talks received a setback in June when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office and rejected trading Arab lands for peace, the principle underpinning Middle East peace negotiations since 1991. From daemon Wed Nov 20 14:51:06 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 20 14:51:05 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 20 Nov 1996 14:51:05 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24514; Wed, 20 Nov 96 13:58:11 -0500 Message-Id: <9611201858.AA24514@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 by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24398; Wed, 20 Nov 96 12:32:52 -0500 From: Subject: INFO-RUSS: no subject (file transmission) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 20 Nov 96 18:32:32 MEZ Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html INFO-RUSS is temporarily in semi-dormant mode. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuter, Wednesday November 20 Ex-Soviet Dissident Sharansky to Visit Moscow MOSCOW (Reuter) - Former Soviet Jewish dissident Natan Sharansky returns to Russia next week, 10 years after he was freed from a Soviet jail in an East-West prisoner exchange. Sharansky, now Israel's trade and industry minister, hopes to boost commercial ties between the Jewish state and Russia during his seven-day visit, Israel's ambassador to Moscow, Aliza Shenar, told a news conference Wednesday. "But, of course in addition to its direct commercial and trade aims the visit will also be charged with definite emotions and feelings", Shenar told a news conference. Sharansky, 48, spent nine years in Soviet prisons before being allowed to leave for Israel in an East-West swap in 1986. Shenar, speaking in Hebrew through a Russian interpreter, said Sharansky's visit would make a "significant contribution" to Russian-Israeli relations, which have seen a big improvement in recent years. Accompanied by a 70-strong delegation of Israeli businessmen and industrialists, Sharansky will meet senior Russian officials for talks focusing on the sectors of telecommunications, agricultural technology and medical equipment. Shenar said bilateral trade, virtually non-existent five years ago, was now worth about $500 million and expanding fast. Asked whether Sharansky would discuss the current human rights situation in Russia, Shenar said it was now outside his domain, adding that conditions had changed dramatically since Soviet times when Jews suffered discrimination and harassment. Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov visited Israel last month and Moscow is a co-sponsor of the Middle East peace talks. "I am glad to be able to say that relations between Russia and Israel are very good" Shenar said. Sharansky is a founder member of the Jewish movement and the unofficial human rights Helsinki Group. He first applied for an exit visa to Israel in 1973 but was refused for "security reasons" After his imprisonment in 1978 for alleged espionage his wife Avital waged an international campaign for his release that made him one of the Soviet Union's most celebrated dissidents in the West. He was released from jail on February 11 1986. He arrived in Israel to a hero's welcome that same night. Sharansky became a minister in right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government after his Yisrael ba-Aliya party won seven seats in parliament after May's elections. Yisrael ba-Aliya, which means Israel on the Rise, draws support from more than half a million Jews who have immigrated from the former Soviet Union since the late 1980s. From daemon Sun Nov 24 14:57:12 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Nov 24 14:57:12 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 24 Nov 1996 14:57:11 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19634; Sun, 24 Nov 96 12:12:14 -0500 Message-Id: <9611241712.AA19634@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 CATTELL.PSYCH.UPENN.EDU by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19396; Sun, 24 Nov 96 08:47:02 -0500 Received: (from arkady@localhost) by cattell.psych.upenn.edu (8.7.5/SAS 8.03) id IAA15132 for info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu; Sun, 24 Nov 1996 08:47:00 -0500 (EST) From: arkady@cattell.psych.upenn.edu (Arkady Lyubarsky) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Position at UPenn, Phila To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 24 Nov 1996 08:47:00 -0500 (EST) Status: ORS --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html INFO-RUSS is currently in semi-dormant mode. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- A position (postdoc or research assistant/technician depending on person's qualifications and goals) is available in a lab studying mouse models of inherited retinal degeneration. The appropriate candidate is supposed to participate in designing the most informative electroretinographic (ERG) protocols, be responsible for ERG testing transgenic and normal mice,implement experimental therapeutic protocols (what means mainly intraocular injections of prospective drugs). This job demands a solid basic science background (biology, physics, math and some engineering). Prior experience with electrophysiology, molecular biology, histology would be helpful but not neccessary. This job is a good opportunity to get into the field of visual neuroscience. Position location: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. If interested email your CV to Arkady Lyubarsky at ARKADY@CATTELL.PSYCH.UPENN.EDU From daemon Tue Nov 26 15:07:12 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 26 15:07:11 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 26 Nov 1996 15:07:10 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17100; Tue, 26 Nov 96 12:36:44 -0500 Message-Id: <9611261736.AA17100@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 LT-PHYS-56k.phys.msu.su by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02967; Mon, 25 Nov 96 07:17:25 -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 NAA13723; Mon, 25 Nov 1996 13:50:10 +0300 Date: Sun, 24 Nov 1996 15:02:53 From: "Andrei Andrianov" Organization: Moscow State University To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: news Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- NOVOSTI EKONOMIKI Uroven' statistiki: nekii provincial'nyi gorod, govorit gubernator. "Po oficial'nym dannym, za proshlyi god proizvodstvo upalo na ocherednye 8%. V to je vremia potreblenie elektroenergii vozroslo na 9%. Iz etogo mojno sdelat' vyvod, chto v gorode imeetsia obshirnaia tenevaia promyshlennost', kotoraia, po-vidimomu, procvetaet. Nichego bolee konkretnogo skazat' nevozmojno." "Relation officers" pravitel'stva razdelilis' na dve gruppy: odna utverjdaet, chto prodoljaetsia ekonomicheskii spad na 7-8% /god, drugaia - chto nachalsia ekonomicheskii rost (na 5-6% /god po nekotorym otrasliam). Sm. vyshe. Ta je statistika (govorit chelovek kompetentnyi). "V strane hodit gde-to 50 mlrd. nalichnyh dollarov (po kursu eto nemnogo bol'she, chem nalichnyh rublei). Velichina uje primernaia, poskol'ku skol'ko-to nezakonno vvezli i sovsem neizvestno skol'ko nezakono vyvezli. I vot sovershenno nikomu v strane neizvestno: to li iz nih 40 mlrd - eto sberejeniia naseleniia, a ostal'nye 10 mlrd ispol'zuiutsia dlia nalichnyh raschetov mejdu sub'ektami ekonomiki (chtoby nalogi ne platit') --- to li sootnoshenie rovno naoborot, 10:40 ." Vot i izvol'te v takoi obstanovke razrabatyvat' dolgovremennuiu ekonomicheskuiu politiku. A USA, znachit, poluchili ot ex-USSR besprocentnyi dolgosrochnyi kredit v 70-80 mlrd. dollarei. Horosho im... Tot je istochnik. "Nalogovaia policiia. Vhodiat, predstavliaiutsia - s vas $100 000. Chto, pochemu? A u nas po okolotku 10 firm i nedobor plana po nalogam v $1 mln, tak chto so vseh porovnu. A za chto? Da kakaia raznica, shtraf zapishem..." Ia: "Tak vrode by obychnye gangstery vse je smotriat finansovoe polojenie kontory u berut s nee %10-20 dohodov?" "Tak to normal'nye gangstery, a takie, kak eti, na gangsterskom slenge nazyvaiutsia bespredel'shikami". "Vot, soglasno dokumentam v trubu vteklo 5 mln. tonn nefti, a vyteklo 4 mln. Dumaete, eto oznachaet, chto 1 mln. tonn ukrali po doroge? Vot i net. Eto oznachaet, chto cifry "5" i "4" voobshe ne imeiut otnosheniia k real'nomu polojeniiu veshei. A na samom dele, naprimer, nefti bylo 3 mln.tonn i ukrali ee vsiu. No eto toje nevozmojno dostoverno ustanovit'." Vy budete smeiat'sia, no VAZ rabotaet v tri smeny, i nedavno ugovorili rabochih vvesti rabochie subboty (za tu je zarplatu). VAZ - monopolist v janre "samaia deshevaia iz prilichnyh mashin". Vsiakie ford-fiesty, folksvagen-gol'fy i ije - ne konkurenty: chelovek, kotoryi schitaet den'gi, kupit "Jiguli", a chelovek, ne schitaiushii deneg, kupit BMW. Drugih kategorii net. Moral': blagosostoianie rastet. Nedavno obnarujil, chto na kafedre ia - eninstvennyi "nauchnyi sotrudnik", u kotorogo net mashiny (pravda, ne bol'no i hotelos'). Aspirantochki na "hondah" priezjaiut... (V janre "deshevaia neprilichnaia mashina" rabotaet "Moskvich". Na nih est' svoi spros - kak na polugruzovoi psevdo-pikap dlia melkogo torgovca.) Akademii Nauk zarplatu ne platiat voobshe. Prichem v odnom znakomom institute s sotrudnikov sobirali zaiavleniia, chto, znachit, dobrovol'no prosim perevesti nas na 60% oplaty. Potom i ee ne dali. (Vprochem, tak ne vezde, v FIANe vrode platiat.) Kto mojet - jivet na granty, kto mojet - podrabatyvaet (himiki, skajem - analizom/sintezom), kto zaviazal kontakty s zarubejnymi kollegami i, znachit, fifty-fifty to zdes', to tam. Tem ne menee nikto s golodu umirat' ne sobiraetsia. V gazete - trogatel'nyi reportaj o vagonostroitel'nom zavode v Torjke. Za god zavod postavil MPS elektrichek na 100 mlrd. rub i poluchil za nih ot MPS oplatu v 100 mln. rub. Zarplatu ne platiat po polgoda. Tem ne menee vse ulybaiutsia, prodoljaiut rabotat' i daje staviat novye modeli. Moral': "Chtoby kommunizm pobedil, ego nado bylo otmenit'." Iziashnaia variaciia na staruiu hohmu: Novyi russkii prishel k staromu evreiu: - Pap, dai deneg! AA. From daemon Tue Nov 26 16:38:22 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 26 16:38:21 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 26 Nov 1996 16:38:20 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17106; Tue, 26 Nov 96 12:37:56 -0500 Message-Id: <9611261737.AA17106@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Subject: INFO-RUSS: Belarus referendum To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 15:54:09 MET Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- New York Times, November 26, 1996 Lukashenko Moves to Expand Power in Belarus By MICHAEL R. GORDON MINSK, Belarus -- President Alexander Lukashenko was declared the overwhelming victor on Monday in the referendum he organized to expand his power, and he immediately moved to do just that. Western and Eastern European nations have assailed the referendum on Lukashenko's proposal to amend the constitution at the expense of an independent legislature and judiciary. But on Monday it was Lukashenko who appeared to have the upper hand. After election officials said at a news conference that 70.5 percent of the voters had backed Lukashenko's proposal, the president made a triumphant entry. Wearing his trademark double-breasted suit, Lukashenko said he would organize a new parliament, as aides and supporters in specially reserved front-row seats nodded approvingly. Judges on the Constitutional Court who abandon their "political preferences" can stay, Lukashenko said. But parliamentary leaders, who have been locked in a bitter battle with Lukashenko and have pushed to impeach him, insisted they would not cooperate. The speaker of Parliament, Semyon Sharetsky, called the referendum a "farce," saying nobody knew how many ballots were printed or how the election was financed. Lukashenko remains popular with many voters, especially in rural areas. Still, observers generally agree that the election was not fair. The head of the Central Election Commission was dismissed before the referendum. The voting was held over a two-week period, making monitoring difficult. Opposition leaders have asserted that the turnout was inflated, saying the figure soared from 59 percent to 84 percent in the final four hours of the election, though polling stations did not appear to be crowded. The figures on the turnout are important because the support of more than 50 percent of the electorate is needed to approve changes in the constitution. The coverage on state-controlled Belarussian television was also decidedly pro-Lukashenko. Out of 2,178 minutes devoted to referendum, 1,970 favored the president, according to the European Media Institute, which monitored the election for the European Union. The rest of the time was neutral between the two sides. Underscoring Lukashenko's control over the broadcast media, Sharetsky said he had asked for television time for 10 days before the referendum only to be turned down. To a certain extent, the one-sided, pro-Lukashenko coverage on Belarussian television was balanced by the critical treatment the president has received at the hands of the Russian media. Russian television has highlighted Lukashenko's drive for power and his provocative, even inflammatory, statements. The Russian ORT Network, for example, recently played a tape of an interview Lukashenko gave to a German newspaper in which he praised Hitler for bringing stability to Germany. Lukashenko has asserted that the tape is a forgery and threatened to censor Russian television broadcasts from Belarus. But in general the Russian networks have devoted considerably less air time to the political situation in Belarus than state-owned television in Belarus. The immediate question, however, is how Lukashenko plans to use the referendum to augment his authority. Claiming a popular mandate from the voters, he has sought to pressure deputies to go along with his plan to establish a new parliament. Seeking to co-opt deputies, he invited 120 members on Monday to join him for discussions on how to establish a new parliament. Under the Lukashenko version of the constitution, a new 110-member house of representatives is to be formed. At the same time, he insisted that he has no plans to dissolve Parliament altogether. But Levon Borshchevsky, the acting chairman of the Belarussian Popular Front, a nationalist organization that has challenged the president, predicted that Lukashenko would ultimately dissolve both Parliament and the Constitutional Court. "There will be anti-constitutional steps," Borshchevsky said. Parliament's competing proposal to amend the constitution so as to eliminate the presidency received the backing of only 7.9 percent of the voters in the referendum, election officials said on Monday. The Russians, who brokered an earlier compromise that collapsed after a few hours, still appear to be trying to salvage the deal. Anatoly Chubais, President Boris Yeltsin's chief-of-staff, spoke with Sharetsky by telephone on Monday. And Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin described Lukashenko as a "reasonable person" who was still likely to seek a compromise with Parliament. But Gennady Karpenko, Sharetsky's deputy, said that the opposition thought the previous Russian-brokered compromise tilted too much toward Lukashenko and they no longer trusted Moscow to mediate the dispute. As far as the opposition is concerned, he said, Moscow "should stay on the sidelines."

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From daemon Sun Dec 1 15:27:29 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Dec 1 15:27:28 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:27:27 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20275; Sun, 1 Dec 96 11:41:06 -0500 Message-Id: <9612011641.AA20275@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 AA22502; Fri, 29 Nov 96 14:15:44 -0500 Received: from localhost by sunset.backbone.olemiss.edu via SMTP (951211.SGI.8.6.12.PATCH1502/951211.SGI) for id NAA19887; Fri, 29 Nov 1996 13:15:43 -0600 Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 13:15:42 -0600 (CST) From: azret stanislavovich kalmykov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Question on Citizenship Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello to all of you! I would like, first, to congratulate you with the Thanksgiving holiday. Second, I need help on finding some information for my russian friend (student) who and his are expecting a child in a month. They want their child to get american citizenship and asked me to find out what they must do to get it. They need all possible information dealing with it. Also, they need to do it as quick as possible before their departure for Russia this coming Spring. I am addressing you hoping that some of you went through all required procedures. Please, e-mail directly Thank you, Azret From daemon Sun Dec 1 16:54:51 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Dec 1 16:54:50 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 1 Dec 1996 16:54:50 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20391; Sun, 1 Dec 96 12:24:17 -0500 Message-Id: <9612011724.AA20391@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Subject: INFO-RUSS: pulling out two years later..... To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 1 Dec 96 18:07:26 MEZ Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuter, Saturday November 30 Russian Military Train Leaves Chechnya GROZNY, Russia (Reuter) - A train loaded with Russian military equipment pulled out of rebel Chechnya on Saturday as Moscow's last troops in the war-torn region prepared to leave. Chechen fighters cheered as the train, loaded with tanks and other equipment, rumbled slowly out of the Khankala base near Grozny and toward the Russian heartland. "In 1994, Dzhokhar Dudayev said the Russians would ask us for a corridor so they could leave in safety, and now they are leaving," smiled Chechen fighter Ruslan. Former rebel leader Dudayev was killed in a Russian rocket attack in April this year. A group of children stood by the side of the track shouting "Allahu Akbar (God is the greatest) as the train moved off. A helicopter gunship circled overhead in the clear blue sky. A second, much longer train headed toward the base ready to be loaded with troops and equipment. Russia sent troops into mainly-Muslim Chechnya in December 1994 to crush its drive for independence. Tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, were killed in 21 months of fighting. The two sides reached a peace deal in August after Moscow was humilated by a rebel attack on Grozny. President Boris Yeltsin last week ordered the withdrawal of the remaining Russian forces, paving the way for an agreement between the interim government in Grozny and the Kremlin. However, the withdrawal has been slammed by Yeltsin's opponents in the Communist-dominated State Duma lower house of parliament. They say the pull-out and the peace deal could lead to Russia's disintegration. Chechen leader Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev said Saturday there had been positive changes in Russian policy but added: "At the top in Russia, there are many forces, especially in the Duma, who have different attitudes to the withdrawal of troops, that is they support Russia and Chechnya sorting out their relations by force." But Russia also faces practical problems in the withdrawal. Interior Minister Anatoly Kulikov said Saturday many of the troops had nowhere to go. "The president...has instructed the government to take all measures to ensure that the troops are moved into well prepared, or at least, relatively well prepared accommodation," he said on NTV commercial television. He added: "We were against the pullout. But now that the decision has been made...there can be no further discussion on the matter. All we can do after that is to discuss how best to implement the decision." Itar-Tass news agency quoted the commander of Russian interior ministry forces Anatoly Shkirko as saying it would cost 300 billion roubles ($54 million) to pull out the nearly 18,000 troops and a further two trillion to build them a new base. The soldiers will be rebased in the southern Russian town of Budennovsk, scene of a bloody Chechen guerrilla raid in 1995. The raid was led by Chechen field commander Shamil Basayev, who said Friday he would stand for president in regional elections due next January. Yandarbiyev and the region's prime minister Aslan Maskhadov may also contest the election, due on January 27. Russia has said the troops will leave Chechnya before the poll. From daemon Tue Dec 3 18:40:23 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 3 18:40:23 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 3 Dec 1996 18:40:22 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19353; Tue, 3 Dec 96 15:06:16 -0500 Message-Id: <9612032006.AA19353@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 cu.nih.gov by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18943; Tue, 3 Dec 96 10:14:37 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Olga Epelboim" Date: Tue, 03 Dec 1996 10:13:33 EST Subject: INFO-RUSS: QUESTION ON GRADUATION Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, Info-Netters, does anybody know, what should be done by a young man from Russia in order to become a graduate student of any american university? What to start from (what kind of papers or procedures). Please, send your response privately to oe2@cu.nih.gov. Thanks in advance. Olbga From daemon Tue Dec 3 20:04:30 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 3 20:04:29 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 3 Dec 1996 20:04:28 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19344; Tue, 3 Dec 96 15:03:12 -0500 Message-Id: <9612032003.AA19344@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 chirality.rsa.com by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19256; Tue, 3 Dec 96 14:25:02 -0500 Received: from lobester.rsa.com by RSA.COM with SMTP id AA29919; Tue, 3 Dec 96 10:25:59 PST Received: by LOBESTER.rsa.com with SMTP (Microsoft Exchange Server Internet Mail Connector Version 4.0.993.5) id <01BBE10C.C37AC240@LOBESTER.rsa.com>; Tue, 3 Dec 1996 11:26:01 -0800 From: Leo Reyzin To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Help democracy in Serbia Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 11:26:01 -0800 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Net Citizens, Please raise your voices against the communist electoral fraud in Serbia! Although the coalition of democratic political parties won the local elections in the largest cities in Serbia, Slobodan Milosevic and his communist government have refused to recognize the democratically expressed will of the people. They decided to declare the elections invalid. So far the communist government has ignored both the massive demonstrations of the several hundred thousand citizens of Serbia against the electoral fraud as well as the protests of the US, EU, French and German governments. Students in major cities have declared a strike and joined the protests. Citizens' protests are spreading throughout Serbia and it seems that the likelihood of major confrontation between the government and pro-democracy forces is increasing. (For the most recent information, please see the web site http://www.siicom.com/odrazb/b92-danger.html) New, democratic Serbia needs your help. Please put your name, city, and country under the following petition and then forward this letter to anybody else who might be ready to help us. If you are 50th, 100th, or 150th, etc. to sign it, please also forward it to the following e-mail addresses: 1. president@whitehouse.gov (United States Government) 2. webmaster@europarl.eu.int (European Union Parliament: to the Committee on Petitions) 3. CHRETIENJ@GOV.PAR.CA (Canadian Government) 4. protest96@galeb.etf.bg.ac.yu (The Head Committee of Belgrade Student Protest of '96) 5. stefanov@sfu.ca (We need to organize all lists of signatures.) We, the undersigned, appeal to the United States government, the European Parliament and the Canadian government to take all necessary diplomatic steps to force the president of Serbia to comply with the democratically expressed will of the citizens of Serbia in the local elections. It would be tragic if the governments of democratic countries allowed a communist leader to suppress the democratically expressed will of the people of Serbia and Yugoslavia. There can be no lasting peace in Bosnia without a victory of democracy in Serbia. Signed: 1. Djordje Stefanovic, Vancouver, Canada 2. Natasa Przulj, Vancouver, Canada 3. Nenad Ukropina, Vancouver, Canada 4. Natsuko Kambayashi, Burnaby, Canada 5. Leonid Reyzin, San Francisco, California, USA From daemon Thu Dec 5 12:25:38 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Dec 5 12:25:37 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 5 Dec 1996 12:25:36 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17278; Thu, 5 Dec 96 10:33:24 -0500 Message-Id: <9612051533.AA17278@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Alex Kaplan Subject: INFO-RUSS: Happy Hannukah & season greatings To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 05 Dec 1996 16:23:06 MET Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, Greetings from my geo- and info- seclusion:-); Happy Hannukah (to whom it may concern:-), and season greetings to all of you. --Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator still From daemon Mon Dec 9 11:34:08 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 9 11:34:07 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 9 Dec 1996 11:34:05 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11931; Mon, 9 Dec 96 10:17:33 -0500 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: from theoserv.physik.uni-ulm.de by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11835; Mon, 9 Dec 96 09:40:33 -0500 Message-Id: <9612091440.AA11835@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Received: by theoserv.physik.uni-ulm.de (1.37.109.16/16.2/V950224) id AA137642361; Mon, 9 Dec 1996 15:39:21 +0100 From: Kapellmeister Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for Tatar connection in New York To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 9 Dec 96 15:39:21 MEZ Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, This is sort of urgent; a friend of mine asked for it. A family from Moscow (two ladies and a kid) arriving in two weeks in New York, US, as new emigres (they won the Green card lottery), are looking for any connection to Tatar community in NY or simply any Tatar family in the area. They would appreciate any information. Please reply directly to the address . --best wishes, A. Kapellmeister From daemon Mon Dec 9 17:58:47 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 9 17:58:47 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 9 Dec 1996 17:58:46 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12424; Mon, 9 Dec 96 14:42:21 -0500 Message-Id: <9612091942.AA12424@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Mon Dec 9 1996 13:32:35 -0700 From: Alejandro Nalpak To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Unmarked Grenadas --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Status: OR --------------------------------------------------- >From the keyboard of Alejandro Nalpak --------------------------------------------------- What Spain has to do with it? Nobody knows. They've been in Spain, of course, but it was hundreds years ago, and then they were driven away and went north (those left alive...). There was a mute and rarely spoken about story/legend in the family. There was a man, a fighter pilot; in the end of 1930-ties he was sent to Spain (as a "volunteer", of course), to fight on the Republican side against Franco. He managed to come back, alive and decorated. To meet his death at home. As most of those who came back, he was arrested and thrown in Gulag. He disappeared in there; nobody ever heard of him again. What left of him, was a name, "uncle Vitaly", and a faded photo of a military man, an officer with the rank rhombs on his collar, a man with a strong, intelligent face, his hairs thrown back... After the family moving many times from one location to another back in Russia, and later on -- in the emigration, the photo disappeared too.. Nobody is left now to tell his story. His father was apparently a teacher; he and his family were murdered by the Germans; his grand-father (a man at the root of the family) was a rabbi; the place was Ukraine, Belaya Tserkov' and probably Stavischi. I never heard of that pilot having his own family. His cousin and the cousin's brother-in-low (married to two sisters) went to the war of 1941-45. The cousin, who used to be an electrical engineer before the war, went through the entire war, from the first till the last day of it, as a military engineer, installing and later on -- digging out land-mines; the cousin's brother-in-low used to be a worker at soap-making factory before the war, also went through the entire war as an infantry soldier, a private... Their families -- women and kids -- have been left behind in Kiev; by almost a miracle they've got out of Kiev right before the Germans completed encircling the city. Their train was bombed to rubble by "stukas", diving bombers, and they walked in night for their lives, carrying dead-tired kids. Four years later, the two soldiers came back too, with multiple wounds, yet alive... (The real heros in all this were probably women, two sisters and their mother, who did what they've done for love, and not for their believes nor because they were commanded to.) These kids grew up and, each in their own time, emigrated to the States, and brought in those of their parents still alive with them. Both of those old soldiers as well as their wives-sisters, have passed away by now. (One of the sisters, the cousin's wife, have died in Russia, and the family brought in her ashes with them.) Their four children live now in the East Coast, -- an accountant, a retired construction engineer, a wood-carver, and a university professor; one of them can even be found in "Who is who in America"... Those who went to fight in Spain in 1930-ties, were required to use assumed names. But they were perhaps allowed to keep their first names. I am wandering, how they called "uncle Vitaly" back there; "don Vito"? Krasivoe imya -- vysokaya chest', Grenadskaya volost' v Ispanii est'... His bones are rotting now out there, deep in dirt somewhere in Russia. Oblaka plyvut, oblaka, V dal'nii krai plyvut, v Kolymu, I ne nuzhen im advocat, Im amnisiya ni k chemu... His grand-parents' graves in Ukraine were vandalized and erased from the face of earth by local mobs long while ago. His parents remains (same as parents of his cousin) have no graves either. Those who might've known more about him, rest at quiet, discreet cemeteries on the American East Coast. And "The sky is clear all over Spain". But what Spain has to do with it? Very Spanishly yours, Alejandro Nalpak Hasta la vista, my reader From daemon Wed Dec 11 18:18:51 1996 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Dec 11 18:18:50 1996 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 11 Dec 1996 18:18:49 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00989; Wed, 11 Dec 96 15:42:41 -0500 Message-Id: <9612112042.AA00989@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: urgent request for okaziya to Perm', Russia Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 11:22:07 EST From: Ilya Shlyakhter Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html Presently, INFO-RUSS is in semi-dormant mode until Febr.'97. INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information supplied by its users or/and for their views. --------------------------------------------------------------------- ------- Forwarded Message Received: from SOUTH-STATION-ANNEX.MIT.EDU by po10.MIT.EDU (5.61/4.7) id AA25359; Tue, 10 Dec 96 11:21:00 EST Received: from SOLAR.RTD.UTK.EDU by MIT.EDU with SMTP id AA20417; Tue, 10 Dec 96 11:20:56 EST Received: from emout19.mail.aol.com (emout19.mx.aol.com) by solar.rtd.utk.edu; Tue, 10 Dec 96 11:17:57 EST Sender: GlenOVinc@aol.com Received: by emout19.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id LAA00899; Tue, 10 Dec 1996 11:20:24 -0500 Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 11:20:24 -0500 From: GlenOVinc@aol.com Message-Id: <961210112024_1752866017@emout19.mail.aol.com> To: okaziya@mitvma.mit.edu, ilya_shl@solar.rtd.utk.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: okaziya to Perm, Russia HELP! I am repeating this request for help now because at this point I am desparate. I urgently need to send some important papers to someone in Perm, Russia, this month (Dec. 96). I am scheduled to go there in February, and if I can't get this material to them this month, my trip may not be possible. The package will only be a small envelope, and my friends in Perm will meet you at the airport there so you won't have to worry about trying to locate them. Please, if you are going to Perm, let me know. My e-mail address is GlenOVinc@aol.com. You can call me toll-free at 1-800-631-1945 PIN 5707. Thanks! Glen Vincent ------- End of Forwarded Message

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