INFO-RUSS archive, July 1997 - December 31, 1997

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From root Fri Jul 4 08:59:13 1997 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 4 08:59:12 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 4 Jul 1997 08:59:11 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04450; Fri, 4 Jul 97 07:29:53 -0400 Message-Id: <9707041129.AA04450@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 29 Jun 97 14:17:47 IST From: "Maxim Goldin" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Insurance from Moscow Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSS members ! I'm looking for any possibility to make a temporal medical insurance for my mother and grandfather for their one month trip to Israel. They come to Israel from Moscow. She is 53, and he is 85 years old. I have been told that it is difficult (impossible ?) to do it here, in Israel, and the best way is to find any insurance company in Moscow before the trip. Can you point to any RELIABLE company in Moscow for this purposes ? Phone numbers, emails, etc. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much in advance. Maxim. mgoldin@iil.intel.com From root Fri Jul 4 12:10:57 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 4 12:10:56 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 4 Jul 1997 12:10:56 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05115; Fri, 4 Jul 97 10:09:15 -0400 Message-Id: <9707041409.AA05115@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Ilya Rybak Received: by pavlov (SMI-8.6) id PAA06131; Fri, 13 Jun 1997 15:10:17 -0400 Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 15:10:17 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian-English Dictionary Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear networkers, Does anybody know where to get a computer version of Russian-English dictionary (I mean CD or files available for downloading from WEB). I know how to access to the on-line WEB dicts, but would like to have one on my computer. Thanks in advance for information. Ilya Rybak rybaki@eplrx7.es.duPont.com http://www.voicenet.com/~rybak/ From root Fri Jul 4 12:33:23 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 4 12:33:23 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 4 Jul 1997 12:33:22 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05089; Fri, 4 Jul 97 10:08:55 -0400 Message-Id: <9707041408.AA05089@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 15:15:24 +0400 (MSD) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Zhenskie razgovory :-) Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Nedavno ja okazalsja svidetelem zanjatnogo razgovora dvux zhenschin primerno odnogo vozrasta (okolo 60), no sovershenno raznoj vneshnosti, tak chto odnu mozhno nazvat' Zreloj Damoj (D), a druguju - Russkoj Starushkoj (S). Razgovor proisxodil v privychnom meste ritoricheskix uprazhnenij rossijan - ocheredi (v konsul'skij otdel odnogo iz posol'stv). Vse nachalos' s iduschego mimo "lica kavkazskoj nacional'nosti". D.: Ja tak nenavizhu etix "chernyx"! Gnat' ix vsex s nashej russkoj zemli! S.: Ne nado tak govorit', ljudi vse ravny. Ja vot nikogda ne obraschaju vnimanija, kto kakoj nacii. D.: No skol'ko zhe mozhno terpet'? S.: Ne nado rastit' v sebe zlobu. My sami stol'ko zla im prichinili. (Dalee sleduet rasskaz ob unichtozhenii Groznogo). D.: Oni esche do vojny vsjacheski nas unizhali i presledovali. Vot, naprimer, skol'ko oni deneg poluchili po podlozhnym avizo... (Ja perechital i ne poveril samomu sebe - vygljadit kak bred. Mezhdu tem - stalkivajus' uzhe ne v pervyj raz, chto "bolejuschie dushoj za porugannogo russkogo cheloveka" zagovarivajut o tom, chto "oni nas oskorbljali i pritesnjali" i zhdesh' dalee rasskazov o podlinnyx ili vymyshlennyx "chechenskix zverstvax" ili xotja by o terrorizme - no vmesto etogo - avizo. Poxozhe, ves' dar sostradanija - ne chuzhim, a svoim! - izrasxodovan na sochuvstvie bankiram). Esche neskol'ko minut prodolzhalsja takoj zhe vjalyj spor na tu zhe temu, i vdrug bezo vsjakogo preduprezhdenija razgovor sorvalsja v zhestokij sjur: S.: Nu, xvatit! Vot pri Staline, kogda vse nacional'nosti byli ravny, Vy ne pozvolili by sebe tak zlobno vyskazyvat'sja o drugix narodax!... ZANAVES. V moral'nom plane mezhdu geroinjami etoj istorii net nichego obschego, no v intellektual'nom - oni porazitel'no sxozhi, eti dve russkie zhenschiny, vzgljady kotoryx - eto vzgljady bol'shej chasti Rossii. Odna vozvodit svoju terpimost', dobrotu i demokratizm k krovavomu palachu narodov, drugaja, podobno moskovskomu meru (kotorogo ona pochti navernjaka obozhaet), ispoveduet istericheskij fashizm na rynochnoj i "zapadnicheskoj" podkladke. Vprochem, mnogie iz nas uvidjat v etom zerkale, pust' neskol'ko krivom, namek na svoe otrazhenie. Alik From root Fri Jul 4 16:01:06 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 4 16:01:06 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 4 Jul 1997 16:01:05 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05127; Fri, 4 Jul 97 10:09:31 -0400 Message-Id: <9707041409.AA05127@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Boris VELIKSON Subject: INFO-RUSS: umer Okudzhava To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 13 Jun 97 18:42:54 METDST Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Vchera v prigorode Parizha, Klamare (Clamart), umer ot oteka legkih Okudzhava. Mne ne kazhetsya, chto sleduet perechislyat', chem on byl i chto on sdelal. -- Boris VELIKSON boris.velikson@cea.fr Tel. 01 69 08 67 49 (off.) (Notice the 10-digit telephone number) (33) 1 69 08 67 49 from abroad (No zero after 33) Fax 01 69 08 92 75 (off.) (Notice the 10-digit telephone number) (33) 1 69 08 92 75 from abroad (No zero after 33) From root Mon Jul 7 06:04:50 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jul 7 06:04:49 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 7 Jul 1997 06:04:49 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23099; Mon, 7 Jul 97 04:46:17 -0400 Message-Id: <9707070846.AA23099@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Eric Lokshin" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 31 May 1997 21:50:57 -0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: KSP tradition ... Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSS subscribers, I have been a KSP participant in Moscow for about 10 years. I heard of various attempts to organize forest trips with fires, bard songs, tents, etc. in California, Chicago, Israel. I don't know of similar attempts in New York area. If anybody heard of such things, or would like to join me in organizing a trip this summer, please e-mail me at eric_lokshin@wwscan.com Thank you. From root Thu Jul 10 15:12:36 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 10 15:12:35 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 10 Jul 1997 15:12:34 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14302; Thu, 10 Jul 97 12:00:25 -0400 Message-Id: <9707101600.AA14302@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 16:21:14 -0400 (EDT) From: Godik@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: good job offer Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- "Dynamics Imaging, Inc." (New Jersey) invites skilled engineer-physicist with experience in investigation of living tissues (optical, mechanical, electrical sensing and imaging) to work on the project "Dynamic Optical Imaging for early recognition of breast cancer". Good conditions. Contact Edward Godik, E-mail: godik@aol.com Fax: (201) 666-0473 From root Thu Jul 10 15:54:19 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 10 15:54:18 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 10 Jul 1997 15:54:17 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14308; Thu, 10 Jul 97 12:00:33 -0400 Date: Thu, 10 Jul 97 12:00:33 -0400 Message-Id: <9707101600.AA14308@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Arnaldo Omair Bassoli Junior Organization: THE WISHING STAR To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: search for a lost family in World War Two! Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Sao Paulo, July 9th., 1997 Dear friends: I'm Lamara Bassoli, 45, psychologist, living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. My husband started browsing in the Web and we had the idea to start looking for a missing family - my mother's. She is EUGENIA IVANOVNA DIMIDENKO, 65, living also in Brazil, daughter of IVAN IVANOVITCH DIMIDENKO, born in Nikolaiev, Urkaine, and TAMARA IVANOVNA MAIKROWSKY DIMIDENKO. We lost track of Ivan Ivanovitch, naval engineer, during the Second World War, and would appreciate any information received about him or sons, new family, etc. Another person worth locating would be my mother's cousin, HELENA KAGANOVA. I thank all of you beforehand for your cooperation. phone: 0055-011-211-6214 fax: 0055-11-3021-0108 e-mail: twstar@br2001.com.br I thank you again for your cooperation. I hope the fact that I don't live in the U. S. is not an obstacle! LAMARA BASSOLI From root Thu Jul 10 21:19:28 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 10 21:19:27 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 10 Jul 1997 21:19:17 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14294; Thu, 10 Jul 97 12:00:15 -0400 Message-Id: <9707101600.AA14294@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, 07 Jul 1997 13:47:54 METDST From: "Julia Ramm" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Help finding... Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, Folks: Please, let me know anything you know (e-mail addresses & phones included) about: 1.Anisovich, Kliment Vladislavovich 2.Genihovich, Evgenij L'vovich 3.Khaikin, Saul Yankelevich All people are born in 1939 and were students at Leningrad's University (Math Department). They graduated in 1961. I'm writing this on behalf of my father, Alexander Ramm. Please, contact him at ramm@math.ksu.edu Thanks for your time and consideration. From root Sun Jul 27 11:59:55 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jul 27 11:59:54 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 27 Jul 1997 11:59:53 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23374; Sun, 27 Jul 97 11:01:50 -0400 Message-Id: <9707271501.AA23374@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 11:09:47 -0400 (EDT) From: Biana Brukman To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: russian newspapers outside of Russia Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, Does anyone know where I can get a list of russian newspapers (their Websites) that are published outside of Russia, say in the US, Canada, Europe? Please reply directly to byb1@cornell.edu Thanks a lot, Biana http://iris.csuglab.cornell.edu/home/bbrukman/ From root Sun Jul 27 12:26:10 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jul 27 12:26:09 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 27 Jul 1997 12:26:08 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23368; Sun, 27 Jul 97 11:01:40 -0400 Date: Thu, 24 Jul T 02:54:25 -0400 Message-Id: <9707271501.AA23368@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Dmitry Teytelman To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Job opportunity in Bay Area Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Small Silicon Valley hi-tech company has an opening for a hardware designer with prospects of becoming a project leader. Desired expertise: DSP-based system design; A/D and D/A interfacing; Interprocessor communications; C/assembly language programming. Competitive compensation based on skills and experience. Reply to Dmitry Teytelman (dim@leland.stanford.edu). ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Dmitry Teytelman ( dim@leland.stanford.edu | dim@minsk.stanford.edu ) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- From root Tue Jul 29 15:14:05 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 29 15:14:04 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 29 Jul 1997 15:14:03 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26893; Tue, 29 Jul 97 11:10:50 -0400 Message-Id: <9707291510.AA26893@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 10:10:58 -0500 (EST) From: KNYAZEV@cua.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Eugenii Lerner To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi! I am looking for Eugenii (Eugene) Lerner or his wife, Yulia (Julia) Kariman. They used to live in Washington, D.C. area for several years where Eugene Lerner had an auto shop. Now they can be anywhere in the world including Russia, USA, Israel, Ukraine or whatever. ANY INFORMATION ON THEIR CURRENT OR PAST WHEREABOUTS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED !!!!! Vadim Knyazev knyazev@cua.edu From root Tue Jul 29 15:14:36 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 29 15:14:35 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 29 Jul 1997 15:14:35 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26884; Tue, 29 Jul 97 11:10:07 -0400 Message-Id: <9707291510.AA26884@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 14:32:05 -0500 (EST) From: "Darrell P. Hammer" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: RGIN Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Is there an English version of the Russian Government Information Network? Does anyone know its website address? ********************************************************************** Darrell P. Hammer hammer@ucs.indiana.edu Professor emeritus of political science Tel. 812-855-8784 Indiana University Fax 812-855-2027 Bloomington, IN 47405 USA ********************************************************************** From root Thu Jul 31 11:47:55 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Jul 31 11:47:54 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 31 Jul 1997 11:47:53 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01130; Thu, 31 Jul 97 11:05:38 -0400 Message-Id: <9707311505.AA01130@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Alexander Kaplan To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 19:05:10 +0100 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Jerusalem bombing reports needed Priority: normal Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Yidyms in Jerusalem, where are your reports of what happened there? we need to hear from you... Dry and specific reports are needed most; but no-nonsense and informative analysis would be OK too. The subscribers of this net share your pain with you; give them a chance to be with you. Please rush your reports to info-russ: I'll be able to broadcast them only if they come in before Aug. 3, Sunday. -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu www site : http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan INFO-RUSS site: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html

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From root Sun Aug 3 11:50:57 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Aug 3 11:50:57 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 3 Aug 1997 11:50:46 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19997; Sun, 3 Aug 97 08:54:13 -0400 Message-Id: <9708031254.AA19997@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Date: Sun, 3 Aug 97 14:02 +0300 From: To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Jerusalem bombing Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- O vzryve v Jerusalime. 0. Pogibshiye (13 chelovek- Blagoslovenna ix pamyat') - israiltyane, israil'skiy arab, mechtavshiy o mire, tyristka iz Rossii, noviye i stariye repatrianti iz Rossii, Kanadi, Argentini, pensioneri, shkol'nik. Mladshemy - 16 let, starshemy - 92. 1. Rinok Maxane Yehuda yavlyayetsya odnim iz samix uyazvimix mest dlya teraktov. Ogrobmniye chelovecheskiye potoki, bol'shoye kolichestvo arabskix rabochix i otsytstviye lokalizovannix vxodov i vixodov delali nevozmozhnim sozdaniye dazhe obichnoy dlya Israilya sistemi proverki sumok pri vxode v lyubiy obchestvenniye mesta. Krypneyshiy terakt (200 kg vzrivchatki) bil v 68 gody /12 pogibshix/. Okolo 10 moix znakomix bili v eto vremya ili chasom ran'she vblizi rinka. 2. Atmosfera poslednix mesyatsev bila ochen' napryazhennoy. Otnosheniya mezdy Israilem i rykovodstvom Palestinskoy Avtonomii bili poxozhi na xolodnuyu voyny. Vprochem, i pri teploy atmosfere pri predidychem pravitel'stve bili takogo mashtaba terakti. 3. Israil'skoye pravitel'stvo de-fakto ob'yavilo voyny terory i yego organizatoram i pokrovitelyam po novim pravilam, vkluychaya polnuyu blokady avtonomii i zamorazhivaniye mirnix peregovorov. Kak vsegda, perviy effekt- rezkoye padeniye zarabotkov zhiteley avtonomii i ix, i bez togo nichenskogo, zhiznennogo yrovnya. Pravitel'stvo PA i Arafat skoree vsego bydyt vinyzhdeni predprinyat' aktivniye shagi protiv teroristicheskix organizatsiy. 4. Srazy posle. Ya priyexal na rinok v 4.30 /vzriv proizoshel v 1.15 dnya/. sdelat' neskol'ko fotografiy. Kak vsegda v takix sluchayax, mesto vzriva bilo otsepleno po perimetry, no, ispol'zuya v kachestve propyska professional'no viglyadyachiy fotoapparat, ya proshel v kontse kontsov na mesto vzriva. Eto tsentr rinka, mimo kotorogo kazdiy zhitel' Ierusalima proxodil desyatki raz. Razrusheniya lokalizovalis' v 4-x lavkax, razryshennix polnostyu. Ranenniye yzhe bili evakuirovani, krov' smita vodoy. Korespondenti vsex agenstv, vklyuchaya russkoye NTV, veli reportazhi i brali intervyu, nesmotrya na to, chto vxod na territoriyu rinka bil zaprechen. Dve komandi, sil'no otlichayuchiyesya vneshne zanimalis' poxozhey kropotlivoy rabotoy. Odna - religiozniye yevreyi sobirali maleyshiye ostanki chelovecheskix tel dlya zaxoroneniya, vtoraya- saperi- sobirali kysochki metalla, zastryavshiye v arbuzax, dlya analiza bomb i t.p. O sile vzriva mozhno sydit' po fakty- xolodil'nik dlya myasa vesom v neskol'ko tonn otletel na 2 metra i spas soboy obitateley i posetiteley myasnoy lavki... K etomy vremeni zhiteli etogo pyatachka, vkyuchayechego i zhiliye doma opravilis' ot shoka i nachali reshat' zhiznenniye problemi- straxovaniye imychestva, yborky zdaniy. Atmosfera straxa, neprochnosti, isteriki negodovaniya ovladela etim mestom, vprochem, kak i vsem Israilem... Vmesto neskol'kix fotografiy polychilos' 4 plenki...- 5. Segodnya, perviy rabochiy den' novoy nedeli. Opoznan posledniy pogibshiy. 2 terorista tak i ne opoznani /v pervuyu ochered' fakt opoznaniya teroristov vlechet za soboy aktivniye deystviya armii po viyavleniyu organizatorov/. Rezko ysileni patryli armii i politsii, 6. p.s. Rovno mesyats nazad vmeste s korrespondentom gazeti " Vesti" ya sovershil pyteshestviye v arabskiy gorod Shxem /Nablus/, chitayuchiysya rassadnikom terorizma. Mi bili v gostyax y odnoy iz mnogix russkix zhenchin, vishedshix zamuzh za araba, ychivshegosya v Soyuze. Rezul'tatom pyteshestviya bila statya "Shxemskaya pastoral'", vstavlennaya v nabor za neskol'ko chasov do vzriva. Odna iz fraz xozyayki doma zvychala tak " Vot vi bili zdes'- tseliy den'. Videli li vi xot' odnogo terrorista?". Yours, Roman Kris From root Sun Aug 17 11:44:02 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Aug 17 11:44:02 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 17 Aug 1997 11:44:01 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09667; Sun, 17 Aug 97 08:28:58 -0400 Message-Id: <9708171228.AA09667@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 08 Aug 1997 11:50:16 -0400 From: konstantin kosikov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: request for posting Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSS subscribers, I'm writing this on behalf of Nadia Morozova who is looking for Alla Feinberg who studied with her at the Biofak of PGU (Petrozavodskii Gos. Universitet) and emigrated to the US in 1989 (or 1990). Alla is married now, has a different last name and probably lives in the Bay Area (in or close to San Francisco). If anybody knows Alla and could give this message to her, it would be greatly appreciated. Here is how she can contact Nadia: e-mail: nadia.morozova@am.pharmacia.com phone: work 1-800-526-3593 (ext.8231) home 732-968-8865 Thank you. Konstantin Kosikov kosikov@virtbond.rutgers.edu From root Sun Aug 17 12:01:07 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Aug 17 12:01:06 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 17 Aug 1997 12:01:06 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09649; Sun, 17 Aug 97 08:28:32 -0400 Message-Id: <9708171228.AA09649@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "thes27" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: searching for a person Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 01:14:52 +0200 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm not Russian but I'm searching for someone : SEARCHING Alik SINGER 55/60 years old. Met you in Moscow around 1977, through Mrs. Ira, Arts Critic. This was a very perturbing period for Russian Jews trying to emigrate to Israel. At that time, I was in Mosc ow for few months, working for General Electric Brussels. Apparently, you finally got out of ex-USSR (1980), went to Vienna, left for USA, came back to Europe and worked a while as a personal dressmaker for Simone Signoret. She was my last contact to help me finding you but she suddenly died. I don't know if you tried to call me in Brussels once out of Russia. I don't know whether you ever emigrated to Isra=EBl and I don't even know in what country you are. Leave me an E-mail at "thes27@skynet.be" Christina From root Sun Aug 17 12:30:48 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Aug 17 12:30:47 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 17 Aug 1997 12:30:46 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09655; Sun, 17 Aug 97 08:28:40 -0400 Message-Id: <9708171228.AA09655@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 16:43:31 -0230 (NDT) From: Dmitri Matskevitch To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: PMZh + Houston Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSS netters, Vo-pervyh, hochu poblagodarit' vseh, kto otkliknulsja na moe poslanie otnositel'no vyezda iz Rossii s obychnym passportom i immigracionnoj visoj. Po mnogochislennym pros'bam trudjastchkhsja ja sistematiziroval otvety i pomestil ih na WWW: http://www.engr.mun.ca/~dmitri/IMMIGRATION/immigr_usa.html Vse otvety privodjatsja bez ukazanija istochnika chtoby ne bylo nikakih nedorazumenij (nekotorye iz otvetivshih prosili ne ssylatsja na nih, esli ja budu delitsja informaciej s drugimi). Esli kto-nibut' hochet podelitsja svoim opytom po vyezdu iz Rossii bez PMZh passporta, ja mogu rasshirit' svoj spisok otvetov. Anonimnost' garantiruetsja. -------------------------- Krome togo u menja est' novyj vopros. Pohozhe, chto etoj osen'ju ja perebirajus' v Houston, TX. Esli kto-nibud' iz Houston'a chitaet eto poslanie, bol'shaja pros'ba podelitsja informaciej, kotoraja byla by polezna dlja newcomer'a. Osobenno ineteresny byli by rekomendacii 'horoshego' rajona prozhivanija, i horoshej public school dlja detej 11 i 13 let. Thanks in advance ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dmitri G. Matskevitch | Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science | Memorial University of Newfoundland tel: 709-737-7951 | St. John's, NF, A1B 3X5, Canada fax: 709-737-2116 | e-mail: dmitri@engr.mun.ca | home page: http://www.engr.mun.ca/~dmitri/ _______________________________________________________________________________ From root Sun Aug 17 16:15:08 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Aug 17 16:15:07 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 17 Aug 1997 16:15:06 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09675; Sun, 17 Aug 97 08:29:10 -0400 Message-Id: <9708171229.AA09675@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, 30 Jul 1997 09:57:58 +0200 From: atacama To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking: Drama/Theatre school Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Readers, I am look for drama and theatre schools in Moscow and St Petersburg. Must be very avant garde (not classic). I have a S.African student girl (23) who wishes to study at a school or be apprenticed at a theatre / drama group. she is interested in costume design, stage craft, production etc. I need to give her a few addresses where she can apply or join. thank you Vera Beljakova - Johannesburg From root Wed Aug 20 09:09:40 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Aug 20 09:09:39 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 20 Aug 1997 09:09:39 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02168; Wed, 20 Aug 97 06:21:56 -0400 Message-Id: <9708201021.AA02168@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: "Igor V. Mineyev" Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 05:51:28 -0600 (MDT) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: going back... Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, I'm going to Russia after staying in the USA for a while, so I have some questions: 1. What is the legal amount of cash I can bring with me? How much can I take on the way back? 2. What is the best way to trasfer money from Russia to an American bank? 3. Is there any sourse on Internet with updated information of (so often changing) Russian custom regulations, like the ones above? Thank you. Igor Mineyev From root Wed Aug 20 09:44:03 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Aug 20 09:44:02 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 20 Aug 1997 09:44:01 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02162; Wed, 20 Aug 97 06:21:48 -0400 Message-Id: <9708201021.AA02162@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 14:00:36 -0400 (EDT) From: Morphy4@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: colleges Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- hello, i'm a Russian student at an American High School and I am about to start applying to colleges. I plan to become a doctor (most probably a psychiatrist) and I was wondering whether I could work in both the United States and Russia simultaneously if I finish college and medical school just in the US. The other question is: should I go to an internationaly acclaimed college like Harvard where I might not enjoy the atmosphere, or a college which I love (like Brown) but whose name would say nothing to employers in Russia? Thanks in advance for all your help. Sasha Zoueva From root Thu Aug 21 17:50:58 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 21 17:50:57 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 21 Aug 1997 17:50:57 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20738; Thu, 21 Aug 97 15:56:09 -0400 Message-Id: <9708211956.AA20738@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: visitor Subject: INFO-RUSS: ya ischu fotodizainerov... To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 22:19:44 METDST Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dorogie druz'ya, Ya zhivy v Germanii, v gorode Ulm; uzhe 9 let kak uehal iz Rossii. Ya ischu kontaktty s lud'mi zanimayuschimisya fotodizainom na komputere Makintosh, digital'noi (nado zhe, kakoe slovo:-) obrabotkoi fotografiii, 3-D izobrazheniyami, i t. d. U menya est' Power-Mac 7200, CD-ROM, scaner, i t. d.; imeyu programmy "Photoshop", "QuarkXpress", "Illustrator". Moya problema v tom chto ya vsyo delayu v odinochku, i skorei vsego, mnogoe upuskayu. Ochen' hotelos' by derzhat' regulyarnuyu svyaz' s lyud'mi (i osobenno emmigrantami, ili lyubymi drugimi vyhodtsami is ex-USSR), kto imeet shodnye interesy. V dannyi moment u menya net ni e-mail ni dostupa k Internetu; ya planiruyu imet' vse eto v blizkom buduschem. Dannoe pis'mo poslano v info-russ moim priyatelem. Tak chto na dannyi moment ya bol'she vsego zainteresovan v ludyax zhivuschih nepodaleku, kto mog by prosto pozvonit' mne po TELEFONU. Pozhaluista, ne otvechaite po e-mailu: moi priyatel' uezhaet, i ego e-mail budet nevostrebovan. Moi telephony v Germanii: TEL/FAX: 07307-33591 mobil telephone: 0172-7340-636 Zaranee blagodaren, Kostya Fischer From root Wed Aug 27 08:44:23 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Aug 27 08:44:22 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 27 Aug 1997 08:44:22 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28705; Wed, 27 Aug 97 05:19:55 -0400 Message-Id: <9708270919.AA28705@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 17:38:31 From: "Andrei Andrianov" Organization: Moscow State University To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: nemnogo o kul'ture Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users (about Zhirinovsky including:-) --------------------------------------------------------------------- "I vypustit' neskol'ko raketov, skol'ko u kogo sluchitsia." Iz ukaza Petra I o prazdnovanii Novogo (1700-go) Goda. Vysochaishim ukazom Artilleriiskaia Akademiia im.Dzerjinskogo pereimenovana v Akademiiu Raketnuh Voisk Strategicheskogo Naznacheniia imeni... Petra Velikogo. Vidimo, za vydaiushiisia vklad ukazannogo monarha v sozdanie ukazannyh voisk (sm. epigraf). S etimi vlastiami nikakogo chuvstva iumora ne hvatit... ------------------------------ A vot eto uje ne iumor. Chto proizoshlo tochno - dokazat' ne mogu, no vse tak ochen' logichno slojilos'. Itak, nedeli dve nazad po leningradskomu TV ni s togo ni s sego vdrug vystupil Jirinovskii s chasovoi rech'iu. Rech' byla velikolepna bezo vsiakih shutok. Ia vsegda znal, chto J. umen i talantliv, no eto byl prosto shedevr. On posledovatel'no, ostroumno i vpolne dokazatel'no smeshal s griaz'iu nyneshnee pravitel'stvo - ne kak "pravitel'stvo predatelei", eto uje u kommunistov nadoelo, a poprostu kak "pravitel'stvo troechnikov i bezdarei". Potom vpolne intelligentnye liudi vpolne demokraticheskih ubejdenii priznavalis', chto ne mogli otorvat'sia ot televizora. Povtoriaiu, eto proizoshlo po leningradskomu kanalu - poslednemu eshe ne skushannomu krupnym bankirom iz chubaisovskoi kompanii. Proshlo dve nedeli, i sluchilsia vysochaishii ukaz: na baze i na chastotah leningradskogo kanala sozdat'' vserossiiskii kanal "Kul'tura", a veshanie LenTV ogranichit' Piterom i oblast'iu (ran'she ono translirovalos' na polstrany). Kul'tura, blin... Rezul'tat: v strane ostalsia ODIN TV-kanal, nezavisimyi ot pravitel'stva - i to tol'ko po prichine prinadlejnosti Lujkovu, kotoryi so svoimi beshenymi moskovskimi den'gami dostatochno avtonomen. AA. From root Fri Aug 29 17:43:51 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Aug 29 17:43:49 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 29 Aug 1997 17:43:49 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03530; Fri, 29 Aug 97 15:27:26 -0400 Message-Id: <9708291927.AA03530@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: 27 Aug 97 12:06:00 EST From: "Tatyana Polyak" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian community around Hartford, CT To: "info-russ" Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, folks! A friend of mine and her family is going to move to Hartford, CT area. I 'd like to make contacts with russian-speaking people living there to find out about the schools, day-care centers, etc. Any kind of response/suggestion/recommendation will be greatly appreciated. Please, reply to: (914) 271-8453 e-mail polyak@biosta.mkscc.org Ogromnoe spasibo. Tanya Polyak. From root Fri Aug 29 17:59:40 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Aug 29 17:59:40 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 29 Aug 1997 17:59:39 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03536; Fri, 29 Aug 97 15:27:31 -0400 Message-Id: <9708291927.AA03536@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 22:39:26 -0400 (EDT) From: bazykin@jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Gumilev To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Friends, I am in a desperate need of an English translation of Nikolai Gumilev's poem "Rhodos" (1912, from the "Chuzhoe nebo" ("Foreign Sky") collection). I would appreciate ANY advise. Please reply OFF THE LIST to bazykin@jhu.edu Thanx, Dmitry ************************************************************************ Dmitry A. Bazykin 410-516-5480 lab bazykin@jhu.edu 410-516-7933 FAX http://www.jhu.edu/~eps/faculty/hardie/bazykin.html The Johns Hopkins University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Baltimore, MD 21218, USA ************************************************************************

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From root Tue Sep 2 15:11:49 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 2 15:11:49 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 2 Sep 1997 15:11:48 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09750; Tue, 2 Sep 97 13:45:52 -0400 Message-Id: <9709021745.AA09750@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 16:25:40 -0400 From: Galina Vid To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Theater Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends: I would like to contact any Russian theatrical groups in the US (especially, children's ones). I am a director of small group at Rockland County, NY (it is not my principal job, I am a chemist working at pharmaceutical company). So far we have given two performance last spring - "The Snow Queen" by E. Shwartz. The main idea of our theater is to keep the language alive. But my experience is limited, and I really need advise and help with repertoire. If you know somebody who is involved in similar activities, please, let me know. Thank you. Galina Vid vidg@war.wyeth.com 914-732-5085 (office) 914-627-8350 (home) From root Tue Sep 2 19:57:00 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 2 19:56:59 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 2 Sep 1997 19:56:59 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09756; Tue, 2 Sep 97 13:45:59 -0400 Message-Id: <9709021745.AA09756@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Tue, 2 Sep 1997 20:46:59 +0400 (MSD) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Vnimaniju vypusknikov Moskovskoj 57 shkoly Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Spisok moderiruemyj, dlja podpiski naprav'te pis'mo po adresu majordomo@sch57.msk.ru sostojaschee iz strochki subscribe news57 Spisok rassylki Talk57 prednaznachen dlja obsuzhdenija ljubyx voprosov, imejuschix otnoshenie k 57 shkole (kak ee segodnjashnej zhizni, tae i istorii). Spisok nemoderiruemyj. Dlja podpiski naprav'te pis'mo po adresu majordomo@sch57.msk.ru sostojaschee iz strochki subscribe talk57 Dlja posylki statej v etot spisok rassylki posylajte pis'ma po adresu talk57@sch57.msk.ru Vozmozhno, vposledstvii spiski budut preobrazovany v konferencii. Bud'te s nami! Alexandr Soukhanov, uchitel' 57 shkoly From root Thu Sep 4 21:01:55 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Sep 4 21:01:55 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 4 Sep 1997 21:01:54 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15413; Thu, 4 Sep 97 19:12:53 -0400 Message-Id: <9709042312.AA15413@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 19:43:54 -0400 From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: our man.... Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuters Thursday September 4 11:14 AM EDT Report: Ex-Soviet Spymaster Seeks US Residency WASHINGTON (Reuter) - The former Soviet Union's retired spymaster is seeking to become a permanent legal resident of the United States, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Retired KGB Maj.-Gen. Oleg Kalugin, who has written a book about his involvement in the death of a U.S. double agent, left Russia in 1994 and has since taught at Catholic University in Washington, made speeches around the United States and worked at Intercon USA Inc., a Washington-based consulting firm. A co-worker at Intercon and former staff member of the Senate intelligence committee, Paul Joyal, said Kalugin did not plan to become a U.S. citizen and was "not a defector and is not going to be one," the Post said. The newspaper said it learned of Kalugin's efforts to get a green card from several retired CIA clandestine operatives who oppose his application and who suggested that the CIA may be assisting Kalugin. Joyal said Kalugin's three-year work visa would run out within 18 months and that his life would be endangered if he were forced to return to Russia. The Post quoted one former CIA clandestine officer as saying he had been told Kalugin was providing information, "but it is not new, and not worth keeping him here." Kalugin was involved in the 1975 kidnapping and death of a former Soviet military officer, Nicholas Shadrin, who became a double agent. From root Fri Sep 5 17:52:18 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 5 17:52:18 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 5 Sep 1997 17:52:17 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02118; Fri, 5 Sep 97 16:13:11 -0400 Message-Id: <9709052013.AA02118@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 23:29:43 -0700 (PDT) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Dmitri Kossakovski Subject: INFO-RUSS: translators needed for medical literature Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: posted for a friend, please reply to the e-mail address below. A new publisher of popular medical literature in Moscow is seeking translators from English into Russian. Medical education is a benefit, as well as good 'literaturnyi' Russian. All contacts (except payments :)) by e-mail, in Russian. Interested parties please contact Margarita Anshina at ansh@glasnet.ru. From root Mon Sep 8 00:06:43 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Sep 8 00:06:43 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 8 Sep 1997 00:06:42 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06319; Sun, 7 Sep 97 21:17:38 -0400 Message-Id: <9709080117.AA06319@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 7 Sep 02:27:05 1997 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------- FILE DELETED From root Mon Sep 8 00:20:04 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Sep 8 00:20:03 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 8 Sep 1997 00:20:03 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06313; Sun, 7 Sep 97 21:17:28 -0400 Message-Id: <9709080117.AA06313@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "pratikan" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: Novorossiysk Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 14:07:03 -0000 Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSS community, I stumbled across you web page by accident. My father was Russian, born in Novorossiysk, October, 1898 or there about. He never spoke about his family, afraid that the Russian government would do something to his family. He changed his real name from Voderbuff (may not be correct spelling) to Ratikan when he came to the USA in 1921 I am trying to find out if any of his relatives are still alive, decendents ofcourse, and what could have happened to his family. I have no information except a name which I don't even have a correct spelling. I'm 62 years old and very interested in finding something, anything. I don't speak or understand Russian, my father believed that we (my brothers and sister) are Americans and should only speak english. I see that they are trying to build an arborritium in Novorossiysk, would the people there have records of births and deaths left in the town? Can you please help or advise me as to how I may contact someone who can help. Thank you so very much. Constantine Ratikan pratikan@erols.com#Constantine Ratikan Retired 1008 Washington Ave. West Islip, NY 11795 USA From root Mon Sep 8 17:59:55 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Sep 8 17:59:55 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 8 Sep 1997 17:59:54 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23110; Mon, 8 Sep 97 15:45:34 -0400 Message-Id: <9709081945.AA23110@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: l.spektor@architel.com (Leonid Spektor) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu ('info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu') Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 15:01:38 -0400 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for a friend Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I am looking for e-mail of a friend, Sergey Lyalko. A statistician who worked in the Boston area as of last spring. If anyone knows of his new where-abouts, please, let me know. Thankfully yours, Leonid Spektor l.spektor@architel.com From root Mon Sep 8 18:34:46 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Sep 8 18:34:45 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 8 Sep 1997 18:34:44 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23103; Mon, 8 Sep 97 15:45:29 -0400 Message-Id: <9709081945.AA23103@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 07 Sep 1997 22:41:19 -0700 To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Vladimir Shkurkin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sheremetevskii Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSS, In the hope that someone out there has the information requested, I am forwarding a request I recently received. If so, please respond directly to Olga Bakich ---------------------------------------------------------- I have a favour to ask, but knowing how busy you are I hope that you could help me IF and WHEN you have time. A former colleague of mine, Professor Margaret Travers of ANU, Canberra, Australia, is currently translating unpublished memoirs of a late Russian WWI pilot Serapinin into English. In his interesting and informative work Serapinin relies heavily on unpublished memoirs by G.L. Sheremetevskii. Margaret can't find the location of Sheremetevskii's memoirs nor any information about him. We found out that Sheremetevskii lived in SF or in the Bay area and died no later than 1969. I asked Mr Tarala to look for a copy of his memoirs in the Museum of Russian Culture, and I am wondering whether you and your family might have known or heard about Mr Sheremetevskii, or may be some people in the church heard about him. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Even partial information would be welcome. Sincerely, Vlad Shklurkin shkurkin@ix.netcom.com From root Tue Sep 9 17:57:10 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 9 17:57:09 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 9 Sep 1997 17:57:08 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11205; Tue, 9 Sep 97 16:50:57 -0400 Message-Id: <9709092050.AA11205@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 08 Sep 1997 18:02:16 -0500 From: "Nicolai A>Avdulov" Organization: University of Minnesota & VA Medical Center To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Analysis of membrane lipids Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, I am doing research in the field of neuronal membranes biophysics/biochemistry and aging and am looking for collaborator who can quantitevely analyse membrane phospholipid species and/or can determine the amounts of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids in the membrane lipids. I have an R01 funded by NIH and am planning to submit another one soon. If you are interested or know someone, who is, please contact me at either e-mail (avdul001@maroon.tc.umn.edu) , or call (612) 725-2051 and ask for Nicolai. Thanks! Nicolai AVDULOV, Ph.D., D.Sc. Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, and Geriatric Research, Educational and Clinical Center (GRECC), Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN From root Wed Sep 10 14:56:17 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 10 14:56:16 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 10 Sep 1997 14:56:15 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28282; Wed, 10 Sep 97 13:40:44 -0400 Message-Id: <9709101740.AA28282@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 21:29:35 +0400 (MSD) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Xoroshij chelovek v Princeton Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear IR-folks, pomogite (sovetom) v takoj situacii: xoroshij chelovek i zamechatel'nyj uchenyj, Nina Braginskaja, priezaet v konce okt'abr'a v Princeton na 8 mes'acev. Vo-pervyx, ne mozhet li kto rasskazat', kak tam obstoit delo s arendoj kvartiry? Vo-vtoryx, ej ponadobits'a russkogovor'aschij babysitter (k mal'chiku 9 let). Kto mozhet chto posovetovat' - napishite mne (alsu@suhanov.dnttm.rssi.ru) Alik Soukhanov From root Wed Sep 10 15:17:49 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 10 15:17:49 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 10 Sep 1997 15:17:48 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28276; Wed, 10 Sep 97 13:40:36 -0400 Message-Id: <9709101740.AA28276@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 11:30:23 -0400 From: Nadezhda Pushkina Subject: INFO-RUSS: propiska in FSU To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks: I hope you can help me with an advice. My dad is planning to go back to St. Petersburg after coming here as a refugee and living here for five years. He is a Russian citizen and of a pension age (70). He does not have a "propiska" or a place of his own in St. Petersburg. In order for him to qualify for a pension from the Russian government, can he rent a place, or he has to buy one? Many thanks in advance. I would appreciate any information you can share with me From root Fri Sep 12 21:11:37 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 12 21:11:37 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 12 Sep 1997 21:11:36 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04435; Fri, 12 Sep 97 17:27:55 -0400 Message-Id: <9709122127.AA04435@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 11:30:23 -0400 From: Nadezhda Pushkina Subject: INFO-RUSS: propiska in FSU To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks: I hope you can help me with an advice. My dad is planning to go back to St. Petersburg after coming here as a refugee and living here for five years. He is a Russian citizen and of a pension age (70). He does not have a "propiska" or a place of his own in St. Petersburg. In order for him to qualify for a pension from the Russian government, can he rent a place, or he has to buy one? Many thanks in advance. I would appreciate any information you can share with me From root Fri Sep 12 21:35:25 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 12 21:35:24 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 12 Sep 1997 21:35:23 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04441; Fri, 12 Sep 97 17:28:00 -0400 Message-Id: <9709122128.AA04441@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 21:29:35 +0400 (MSD) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Xoroshij chelovek v Princeton Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear IR-folks, pomogite (sovetom) v takoj situacii: xoroshij chelovek i zamechatel'nyj uchenyj, Nina Braginskaja, priezaet v konce okt'abr'a v Princeton na 8 mes'acev. Vo-pervyx, ne mozhet li kto rasskazat', kak tam obstoit delo s arendoj kvartiry? Vo-vtoryx, ej ponadobits'a russkogovor'aschij babysitter (k mal'chiku 9 let). Kto mozhet chto posovetovat' - napishite mne (alsu@suhanov.dnttm.rssi.ru) Alik Soukhanov >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 12 16:29:17 EDT 1997 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 16:59:43 -0400 From: Alexander Levitsky To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: DV-99 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 1999 DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM: http://www.engr.mun.ca:80/~dmitri/IMMIGRATION/dv99.html From root Sat Sep 13 19:51:04 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Sep 13 19:51:03 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 13 Sep 1997 19:51:03 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22614; Sat, 13 Sep 97 17:11:31 -0400 Message-Id: <9709132111.AA22614@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 13:32 -0400 (EDT) From: "Lev Sofman" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Trying to find my old friend Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, I am trying to locate my old friend - Lev Shliomovich, who graduated from meh-mat of the Moscow State University in 1970 or 1971. I graduated in 1970 meh-mat of the Moscow University, and before the University I was a student of the 7th school. Now I live in Dallas, TX. I would appreciate your help. Thank you, Lev Sofman Lev.Sofman@MCI.Com From root Sat Sep 13 23:20:20 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Sep 13 23:20:20 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 13 Sep 1997 23:20:19 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22560; Sat, 13 Sep 97 17:05:21 -0400 Message-Id: <9709132105.AA22560@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 21:14:07 -0700 (PDT) From: Mikhail Lachinov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Passport renewal Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. ===================================================================== Folks, on all the visa-related subjects, please consult/cooperate with Dima Matskevitch http://www.engr.mun.ca/~dmitri/ who started a www-cite on the subject: http://www.engr.mun.ca/~dmitri/IMMIGRATION/immigr_usa.html -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu ===================================================================== Dear folks, My Russian passport expires June 30, 1998. Is there any way to renew/extend it while I am still in Canada? Is it possible to do it by mail? What are the fees ($$) and time required in such a case? What if I decide to apply for landed status in Canada, will this affect in any way my application? What time before the expiration date the application package should be sent to Buffalo (Canada Immigration Center)? I would be particularly grateful to our Canadian subscribers if they give me some helpful directions on this matter. Thanks in advance, Misha +++++++++++++++ ... Dixi et salvati animam meam ... ++++++++++++++++ Mikhail Lachinov Phone: (604) 222-1047 local: 6614 TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall E-mail: lachinov@physics.ubc.ca Vancouver B.C., V6T2A3 lachinov@triumf.ca Canada ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ From root Wed Sep 17 17:45:03 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 17 17:45:02 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 17 Sep 1997 17:45:01 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22614; Sat, 13 Sep 97 17:11:31 -0400 Message-Id: <9709132111.AA22614@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 13:32 -0400 (EDT) From: "Lev Sofman" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Trying to find my old friend Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, I am trying to locate my old friend - Lev Shliomovich, who graduated from meh-mat of the Moscow State University in 1970 or 1971. I graduated in 1970 meh-mat of the Moscow University, and before the University I was a student of the 7th school. Now I live in Dallas, TX. I would appreciate your help. Thank you, Lev Sofman Lev.Sofman@MCI.Com From root Wed Sep 17 19:00:18 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 17 19:00:17 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 17 Sep 1997 19:00:16 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03115; Wed, 17 Sep 97 16:50:19 -0400 Message-Id: <9709172050.AA03115@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 10:42:04 -0400 From: Sophia Goldgor Subject: INFO-RUSS: Hotel/Motels in New York To: Info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, My son will visit New York in September for 5 days. He is a student from Israel. I am trying to find for him cheap hotel/motel in New York (Manhattan area). I would appreciate if somebody can give me any information about moderately-priced hotel/motel in Manhattan. Sophia Goldgor Sgoldgor@worldbank.org From root Wed Sep 17 19:16:09 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 17 19:16:08 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 17 Sep 1997 19:16:07 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03123; Wed, 17 Sep 97 16:50:35 -0400 Message-Id: <9709172050.AA03123@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 11:24:20 -0500 (CDT) From: shluft@ix.netcom.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Warehouse work in Long Island, New York (in russian) Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Nasha firma zanimayushaya distribyuziey gotovoy odejdy sobiraetsa nanyat neskol'o sezonnih rabotniz dlya kontrolya kachastva i rasfasofki tovara. Rabota jenskaya i ne ochen' tyajelaya. Znanie angliyskogo ne obyazatel'no. Oplata tol'ko na chek, pochasovaya ($6.00 v chas), rabotat' s 9 do 5.30 Esli rabotayut bol'she 42.5 chasov v nedelyu to platyat sverhurochnie $9.00 v chas. Dobiratsa pridetsa na mashine (chas ot Brooklina ili pol chasa ot Queensa). Takje hodyat avtobusi ot stanzii metro "F" 179 str. (Queens). Avtobusom dobiratsa 40 minut ot stanzii metro. Pojaluysta, pishite i sprashivayte o detalyah po adresu shluft@ix.netcom.com Esli vi poluchili eto soobshenie posle 23 sentyabya 1997 goda, to ono pestalo bit' deystvitel'nim. Spasibo. Ilia. From root Thu Sep 18 15:10:48 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Sep 18 15:10:47 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 18 Sep 1997 15:10:46 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19953; Thu, 18 Sep 97 12:54:32 -0400 Message-Id: <9709181654.AA19953@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 09:58:02 -0700 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Robert Simeone Subject: INFO-RUSS: need to get stuff to St. Petersburg Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Robert Simeone 417 11th Avenue East Seattle, Wa. 98102-5006 simeone@halcyon.com From root Fri Sep 19 18:04:55 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 19 18:04:54 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 19 Sep 1997 18:04:53 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07593; Fri, 19 Sep 97 17:10:05 -0400 Message-Id: <9709192110.AA07593@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: vvexler@pdl.com (Vladimir Vexler) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 10:45:52 -0700 Subject: INFO-RUSS: SSI and Immigrants Organization: Protein Design Labs, Inc. Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Anyone out where who knows and/or has personal experience with new Budget law signed Aug 5, 1997 and the effect it has on SSI eligibility for person admitted to US under Parole status please respond to vvexler@pdl.com Thank you, Vladimir. From root Fri Sep 19 18:21:23 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 19 18:21:23 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 19 Sep 1997 18:21:22 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07599; Fri, 19 Sep 97 17:10:16 -0400 Message-Id: <9709192110.AA07599@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 14:09:10 -0400 (EDT) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Jane Osipova Subject: INFO-RUSS: Position for Microbiologist Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Public Health Research Institute (New York) is seeking a Russian speaking microbiologist ( MD or Ph.D.) for the position of Field Director of the PHRI Russian Infectious Disease Project. The position is for one year, and will be based in Moscow. The candidate should be a native Russian speaker. He/she must have training and experience in medical microbiology in the United States, and be certified or eligible to ABMM (American Board of Medical Microbiology). Attractive salary and benefits package are offered. The project is funded by the Soros Foundation with the initial budget of $1 million. It is aimed at establishing a modern clinical microbiology laboratory at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic of the Moscow Medical Academy (formerly First Moscow Medical Institute. The mission of Field Director will be to help design and build the laboratory, and train and oversee a team of Russian colleagues in implementation of modern microbiology in clinical medicine. Please apply by e-mail to janeo@phri.nyu.edu From root Sun Sep 21 21:03:17 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Sep 21 21:03:16 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 21 Sep 1997 21:03:16 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11520; Sun, 21 Sep 97 17:27:25 -0400 Message-Id: <9709212127.AA11520@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 20 Sep 1997 12:21:31 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Katerina Sherman Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for chemistry and physics Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends. I am looking for physics and chemistry teachers in Boston. I am openning a school for kids 10 to 16 years of age. There is a broad range of subjects offered. We are going to have SATI and II preparation courses as well as just basic tutoring in math, physics, biology, chemistry, and social studies. A position is part-time on estimate 5 hours a week. If you are interested in a position, please, contact me at sherman@deeptht.armory.com or by phone (617)325-7827 Thank you. Katerina Sherman ---------------------------- Katerina Sherman 1543 Centre Str. Roslindale, MA 02131 ph.: (617) 325-7827 sherman@deepthought.armory.com ---------------------------- From root Tue Sep 23 18:34:17 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 23 18:34:16 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 23 Sep 1997 18:34:15 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15820; Tue, 23 Sep 97 15:49:35 -0400 Message-Id: <9709231949.AA15820@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: info-russ To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tus, 23 Sep 1997 14:05:10 +0100 Subject: INFO-RUSS: nukes for sale; big discounts! Priority: normal --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuter Monday September 22 3:54 PM EDT Russia May Have 'Lost' Nuclear Bombs ==================================== By Andrei Khalip MOSCOW (Reuter) - President Boris Yeltsin's former environmental safety adviser said in remarks published on Monday that some of Russia's portable nuclear bombs might indeed be missing, as asserted by another former Yeltsin aide. "The statement by Alexander Lebed concerning suitcases with nuclear bombs is definitely not groundless," academician Alexei Yablokov wrote in a letter to Novaya Gazeta weekly. The letter was written on September 9, days after Lebed, former presidential security adviser, told the CBS News "60 Minutes" programme that the Russian military had lost track of some of its nuclear weapons. He mentioned more than 100 suitcase-sized nuclear bombs, any one of which could kill up to 100,000 people. Defence Minister Igor Sergeyev insisted on Monday that Russia's nuclear arsenal was under firm control. "There are no concerns over this issue," Interfax news agency quoted him as saying. "The nuclear weapons are under permanent control." The minister appeared to be making a general remark and did not mention Yablokov or Lebed. Nuclear experts with international think-tanks have said in the past that Russia has strict control over its military nuclear sites and that they viewed nuclear bomb and missile theft as extremely unlikely. But they said there had been cases of theft of nuclear materials from power plants and scientific laboratories. Yablokov said the military might simply have no record of some of the portable nuclear bombs, which he said were made in the 1970s for the Soviet KGB for "terrorist purposes." "These nuclear charges were not registered by the Defence Ministry and as a result could have been dropped from the list of nuclear devices under international disarmament negotiations," Yablokov said. Yablokov, an outspoken advocate of environmental protection, also did not exclude that Russia carried out a nuclear test at its Arctic island of Novaya Zemlya last month. The United States said then it had detected a seismic event "with explosive characteristics" near the Novaya Zemlya test site, but Russian officials flatly denied any nuclear tests. They said Russia had voluntarily given up testing in 1992 and was sticking to this position. Yablokov's charges come at an embarrassing time for Russian officials, who are hosting U.S. Energy Secretary Federico Pena and Vice President Al Gore for wide-ranging talks due to include nuclear safety issues. Washington has more than once expressed concern over nuclear safety in Russia and what it called a possible transfer of Russian nuclear technologies to other countries, primarily Iran, which it views as a sponsor of international terrorism. Moscow says it is adhering strictly to its international nuclear non-proliferation obligations. Yablokov was sacked from Yeltsin's administration earlier this year. He had been in charge of environmental issues at top bodies of the former Soviet Union and Russia since 1989. He was chairman of Greenpeace-Soviet Union before 1990. ==================================== From root Tue Sep 23 20:34:32 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 23 20:34:32 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 23 Sep 1997 20:34:31 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16539; Tue, 23 Sep 97 19:06:33 -0400 Message-Id: <9709232306.AA16539@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Comments: Authenticated sender is From: "Courtenay Dunn" Organization: IREX To: Listserv.Posting@mail.irex.org Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 15:15:56 +0000 Subject: INFO-RUSS: International Fellowships in the USA Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks, below are TWO different annoncements; useful mostly for "real Russians" (i. e. those who are still in Russia:-). Bol'shaya halyava (:-); interested parties, don't miss it. Owner/coordinator of info-russ --------------------------------------------------------------------- *******PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT****** Regional Scholar Exchange Program Open Competition for Fellowships in the USA The Government of the United States of America announces an open competition for fellowships in the United States through the United States Information Agency Regional Scholar Exchange Program. The Regional Scholar Exchange Program is developed, funded and supervised by the United States Information Agency with funds allocated by the Congress of the United States, and administered by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) and the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. The Regional Scholar Exchange Program selects highly qualified university faculty and scholars at the early stages of their careers, advanced graduate students pursuing dissertation research, and mid-level faculty (associate professors) in designated fields of the social sciences and humanities who are citizens of the New Independent States and are residing in their home country at the time of application and interview for fellowships at institutions in the United States. All applicants must demonstrate a long-term commitment to the field of higher education and scholarship in their home countries in the social sciences and humanities and either possess or be working toward a Kandidat or Doctor degree at the time of application. Applicants should have published several articles in their field or presented papers at scholarly conferences and must have had few or no opportunities to conduct research in the United States. One hundred (100) Regional Scholar Exchange Program Fellowships will be awarded. IREX and the Kennan Institute will determine the appropriate length of all fellowships. The application deadline for the Regional Scholar Exchange Program is October 31, 1997. Successful applicants will begin their fellowships in the United States in August 1998. Applications and complete eligibility requirements can be obtained by contacting the International Research & Exchange Board (IREX) at (202) 628-8188, via e-mail at irex@irex.org, in the NIS at Educational Information Centers or IREX field offices, or by downloading the application from the site http://www.irex.org/grants/intl/rsepciap.htm **********PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT**************** Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues Open Competition for Fellowships in the USA The Government of the United States of America announces an open competition for fellowships in the United States through the United States Information Agency Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues. The Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues are developed, funded, and supervised by the United States Information Agency with funds allocated by the Congress of the United States, and administered by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) and the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. The Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues selects highly qualified NIS (1) policymakers, government officials at the national, regional and local levels; (2) leaders and members of non-governmental organizations; (3) practitioners in the public or private sector (trade and investment specialists, foreign affairs specialists, journalists, judges, law enforcement officials, political analysts, managers, and publishers) who are citizens of the New Independent States and are residing in their home country at the time of application and interview for fellowships in the United States. All applicants for Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues must demonstrate a long-term commitment to the development of democracy, free markets, and civil society in their home countries, have at least three years of professional experience, demonstrate leadership potential in their professions, hold academic degrees equivalent to, if not above, a U.S. Master of Arts or Master of Sciences degree, and have had few or no opportunities to conduct research in the United States. Seventy-five (75) three- and six-month Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues will be awarded. The majority of fellowships to be awarded are for three months. The application deadline for the Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues is October 31, 1997. Successful applicants will begin their fellowships in the United States in March 1998. Applications and complete eligibility requirements may be obtained by contacting the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) at (202) 628-8188, via e-mail at irex@irex.org, in the NIS at Educational Information Centers or IREX field offices, or by downloading the application from http://www.irex.org/grants/intl/rsepciap/htm ================================================================= From root Wed Sep 24 16:49:37 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 24 16:49:37 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 24 Sep 1997 16:49:36 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02785; Wed, 24 Sep 97 14:31:15 -0400 Message-Id: <9709241831.AA02785@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 09:14:07 +0300 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: chatan@idi.org.il Subject: INFO-RUSS: Any Russian TWs on this list? Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I would like to get in touch with Russian technical writers. If there are any technical writers from Russia and the former Soviet Union who subscribe to this list, please let me know. In addition, I am able to either translate technical documentation directly from Russian to English or edit translations of technical documentation from Russian to English; please let me know if there is any job opportunity available. I would also be interested in finding out about the state of the technical writing profession in the former Soviet Union. Chaim chatan@idi.org.il From root Thu Sep 25 15:18:08 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Sep 25 15:18:07 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 25 Sep 1997 15:18:06 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19444; Thu, 25 Sep 97 12:24:27 -0400 Message-Id: <9709251624.AA19444@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, 24 Sep 1997 23:44:50 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: mkuznet@tiac.net (Mark Kuznetsov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Katia Kapovich to Read Her Poetry This Friday in Boston Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Boston University presents: KATIA KAPOVICH THE VERSE AND PROSE OF LIFE ( Poetry reading - In Russian - Free ) Katia Kapovich, an outstanding Russian poet currently living in the US, will read her poetry at Boston University. Time: Friday, September 26, 7:00 p.m. Place: Boston University Science Building 107 (near Morse Auditorium) 590-596 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA Read Katia Kapovich's poetry in the current issues of Znamia, Novyi Mir, Zvezda, Neva, Postscriptum and other "thick journals." Her new book of poems and her novel in verse, "Suflior" (whose action takes place in Boston and Moscow) are forthcoming next year from leading publishers in Russia, with covers by Mikhail Shemiakin and a preface by Lev Losev. She contributes a regular column to Novoe Russkoe Slovo. Kapovich is brilliant. Don't miss this! For more information, write by e-mail to or call 617-864-7874. Philip Nikolayev From root Mon Sep 29 18:15:13 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Sep 29 18:15:13 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 29 Sep 1997 18:15:12 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27003; Mon, 29 Sep 97 17:26:38 -0400 Message-Id: <9709292126.AA27003@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: "Breslav, Michael [PRI]" To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: J&J/Job fair Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 13:41:48 -0400 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, Please, see if you are interested to come to the Johnson & Johnson open job fair on October 1, 1997 in Raritan, NJ. If you have questions, please call me before the fair at (215) 628 5761. Regards, Michael (Mikhail) Breslav MBreslav@prius.jnj.com Senior Scientist Johnson & Johnson >Career opportunities in: > >R&D and QA: >Biostatisticians >Medical Information Associates >Medical Information Managers (PharmD.) >Clinical Research Associates >Quality Engineers >QA Compliance and Validation Professionals >Health Economics/ >Outcomes Research Professionals >Sensory Scientists >Drug Safety Associates >Drug Safety Managers >Medical Writers > >Human Resources: >Compensation Analysts/Administrators/Consultants/Managers >Human Resource Managers >Organization Effectiveness Managers/Consultants >Safety and Industrial Hygiene Specialists >Occupational Health Nurses >Recruiting Consultants/Managers > >Operations/Engineering: >Team Leader >Buyer >Facilities Manager >Facilities Engineer >Sr. Packaging Engineer >Sr. Process Engineer >Sr. Mechanical Engineer >Sr. Electrical Engineers >Purchasing Manager >Operations Manager >Director of Engineering >Industrial Engineer >Engineering Manager > >Support Staff: >Secretary >Administrative Assistant >Coordinators >Customer Service Representatives >Data Processors >Technicians=20 >(i.e. Q/A, Engineering, R&D Lab.) >Material Handlers=20 > >Marketing: >Market Research Manager >Assistant Product Director >Product Director=20 >Public Affairs Manager > >Finance: >Cost Accountant >Tax Accountant >Credit Analyst >Sr./Financial Analyst >Internal Treasury Manager >Financial Auditor >IS Auditors > >Information Technologies: >Sr./Programmer Analyst >Network Analyst >Scientific Programmers >Team Leaders >IM Consultants >Lotus Notes=AE Administrators >Lotus Notes=AE Developers >Oracle Database Analyst >Data Administrators >Database Administrators From root Mon Sep 29 22:36:37 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Sep 29 22:36:37 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 29 Sep 1997 22:36:36 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27580; Mon, 29 Sep 97 20:45:19 -0400 Message-Id: <9709300045.AA27580@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, Sep 29 97 15:15:59 EST From: Alexander Kaplan To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Shana Tova --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, subscribe, or unsubscribe mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, Shalom, and "Shana Tova u metuka" to those of you who know what is that, and happy New Year (Jewish, #5758 of course:-) to the rest of you. ---Alex Kaplan --------------------------------------------------------------------------- .-. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXX XXX XXX .-. ((@)) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXX XXX XXX ((@)) / `.-. 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To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe ruslaw" to listserv@rol.org. -- Postal address: PO Box 51, K-6 Moscow 103006, Russia Web site: http://lawyers.home.ml.org Alexander V Pavlenko lawyer@openmail.irex.ru ---------------------------------------------------- From root Tue Sep 30 15:01:53 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 30 15:01:52 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 30 Sep 1997 15:01:51 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13570; Tue, 30 Sep 97 13:05:48 -0400 Message-Id: <9709301705.AA13570@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 23:44:45 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: mkuznet@tiac.net (Mark Kuznetsov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Scherbakov performances in the US/Canada Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Some 200 Russian organized crime groups operated worldwide after thrusting their "tentacles throughout Russia's economy" and gaining the ability to manipulate its banking system and financial markets, the CSIS panel said in a report. It said the erosion of legitimate government authority in Russia endangered international efforts in peacekeeping, nuclear non-proliferation and economic restructuring. "The most important, and perhaps the most significant and troubling finding of the task force, is that, at the level of state-to-state interaction, it will become impossible for the United States and other states to have traditional satisfactory dealings with an emergent Russian criminal-syndicalist state," the CSIS panel report said. It defined such a state as one shot through with bureaucratic corruption, full-time "professional criminals" and businessmen for whom existing Russian law was simply an obstacle to be overcome. "In many respects such a criminal-syndicalist state already exists in Russia today," said the CSIS panel, citing government, business and academic leaders. It said corruption that pervades "every level of Russia's bureaucracy" was the major hurdle to thwarting organized crime there. William Webster, who headed both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1980s, was chairman of the steering committee under which the CSIS report on Russian organized crime was prepared. In a preface to the report, Webster and Arnaud de Borchgrave, the CSIS Global Organized Crime project director, said roughly two-thirds of Russia's economy was already "under the sway" of crime syndicates involved in protection rackets. "The majority of private enterprises and commercial banks are compelled, by force if necessary, to pay protection in the amount of 10 percent to 30 percent of their profits" to organized crime groups, it said. The CSIS panel urged President Clinton to describe Russian organized crime publicly as a threat to U.S. national security, notably because of the danger of losing control of its nuclear arsenal. It said the United States should prod partners in the Group of Seven rich industrial nations to discuss an investment treaty to deny export credits to Western firms doing business with organized-crime controlled firms in Russia. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From root Wed Oct 1 00:07:04 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Oct 1 00:07:03 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 1 Oct 1997 00:06:52 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14589; Tue, 30 Sep 97 17:02:50 -0400 Message-Id: <9709302102.AA14589@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 17:09:10 +0100 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Reuter: Russian+Russian Drug Cartels Priority: normal Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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The newspaper, quoting U.S., European and Latin American law enforcement officials, said the Russian groups were also opening banks and front companies across the Caribbean, largely using them to launder millions of dollars from drug sales and other criminal activities. The officials were quoted as saying that the growing alliances between Russian and Colombian criminal organizations were the most dangerous trend in drug smuggling in the Western Hemisphere. Barry McCaffrey, the Clinton administration's national drug control policy director, said the Russian groups were among the "most threatening criminal organizations based in the United States." The newspaper quoted him and other sources as saying that the Russian groups offered drug cartels access to sophisticated weapons and brought access to new drug markets in the former Soviet Union at a time when consumption was falling in the United States. The sources told the Post recent undercover operations had detected attempts by Russian groups to sell Colombian drug traffickers a submarine, helicopters and surface-to-air missiles.

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From root Wed Oct 1 21:34:47 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Oct 1 21:34:47 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 1 Oct 1997 21:34:46 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17338; Wed, 1 Oct 97 19:03:25 -0400 Message-Id: <9710012303.AA17338@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Alexander Kaplan To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 22:35:53 +0300 Subject: INFO-RUSS: just a letter.... Priority: normal Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Just a letter .... ===================================================== .... eshe raz mozhno za tebia poradovat'sia, chto tui vovremia vuibralsia iz Rossii. Ne nuzhnui zdes' ni um, ni talant, ni poriadochnost', ni chestnost'. Poprezhnemu v osnovnom vse ostalos' sovetskim. Osnovnuim sobuitiem poslednih dnei buil prazdnik 850 letiia Moskvui. Nichem etot prazdhik ne otlichalsia ot sovetskoi porui: imperskaia pompezdnost' na fone nishetui i ubozhestva. Sovetskoe ne uhodit iz etoi stranui, a intelligencia, zhurnalistui sluzhat novuim hoziaivam. Poprezhnemu ne platiat zarplatu, ne povuishaiut pensii, poprezhnemu rastut cenui, oplata kvartirui, cenui na transport. Pochti kazhduii den' gromkie ubiistva. Prosto ne veritsia , chto mozhno zhit' spokoino i buit' uverennuim v zavtreshnem dne. Pishu tebe tak, kak est'. Horoshaia novost' obshestvo Memorial dobilos' podpisi prezidenta ob uvekovechivanii pamiati Petra Grigorenko, ego imenem budet hazvana ulica, postavlena memorial'naia doska. Da chto eto komu teper' daet... ===================================================== From root Sun Oct 5 19:08:12 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Oct 5 19:08:11 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 5 Oct 1997 19:08:00 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16511; Sun, 5 Oct 97 16:08:22 -0400 Message-Id: <9710052008.AA16511@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> To: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Thu, 2 Oct 1997 14:24:53 +0400 (MSD) Subject: INFO-RUSS: about yours "just a letter..." Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Sasha, dobryj den'! Ja prochital razoslannoe toboj "just a letter" i xotel by vyskazat'sja po povodu odnoj iz tem - kampanii moskovskogo mera v svjazi s "jubileem Moskvy". Proisxodit chto-to strannoe: tochki zrenija, bolee ili menee sovpadajuschej s poziciej tvoego korrespondenta, priderzhivajutsja prakticheski vse moi znakomye i, verojatno, tvoi tozhe. No ty ne vstretish' dazhe ee gluxogo exa v presse. Distancija mezhdu programmoj "Vremja" i "Moskovskoj Kuxnej" primerno takaja zhe, kak v sovetskie gody. Nichego podobnogo ne bylo vo vremja chechenskoj vojny, i dazhe vo vremja vyborov prezidenta - togda "nepravil'nye" golosa iskazhalis' i zaglushalis', no sejchas ix prosto ne slyshno - oni vytesneny "na kuxnju" ili v Internet. A ved' rech' idet dazhe ne o politicheskoj, a zachastuju esteticheskoj oppozicii Luzhkovu. Interesno, chto eto ne ochen' skryvaetsja: primerno za nedelju do jubileja Luzhkov vystupil s rezkimi napadkami na federal'nye telekompanii (Ross.TV - unitarnoe gospredprijatie, i ORT - 1 kanal - AO s 51% gosuchastija). On zajavil, chto kompanii otkazalis' ot predlozhenija Moskovskoj telekompanii TV-Centr retranslirovat' podgotovlennyj eju mnogochasovoj rolik, a xotjat sami osveschat' sobytija v Moskve v xode svoix novostnyx peredach! Pri etom Luzhkov skazal, chto "otdel'nye rukovoditeli televidenija" (imelsja v vidu Berezovskij, krupnejshij posle gosudarstva akcioner ORT) "planirujut ispol'zovat' etu vozmozhnost' dlja ochernenija Moskvy i moskvichej, transljacii provokacionnyx sjuzhetov, umalenija znachenija prazdnika". Rossijskoe TV kapitulirovalo i soglasilos' ne vesti sobstvennoj transljacii, ORT takzhe retranslirovalo peredachu moskovskogo kanala, odnako preryvaja ee na svodki novostej. Takim obrazom, schastlivye moskvichi mogli vpervye posle transljacii s'ezdov partii (nado li napominat', kakoj?) videt' po neskol'kim kanalam odnu i tu zhe kartinku. Nado skazat', chto na drugoj storone politicheskogo spektra Luzhkova ljubjat nichut' ne men'she - sredi nachal'nikov "narodno-patrioticheskoj oppozicii" postojanno obsuzhdaetsja, ne stoit li prosto, bez vykrutasov, podderzhat' ego kandidaturu v prezidenty (signal ot mera v vide naznachenija pervym zamestitelem chlena CK KPRF byl prinjat), i dazhe epatirujuschij vsex ekstremist Edichka Limonov soznaetsja, chto ne ponimaet, kak izbezhat' polnogo peretjagivanija svoego elektorata k "umelomu apolitichnomu xozjajstvenniku" v kozhanoj kepke. Vot my i dozhili do vozvraschenija Bol'shoj Lzhi. Ona poka ne u vlasti, no uzhe zastavljaet s soboj soglashat'sja - ili xotja by molchat'. A i sovetskie praviteli, po bol'shomu schetu, ne dobivalis' ot nas bol'shego. Alik From root Wed Oct 8 16:58:21 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Oct 8 16:58:21 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 8 Oct 1997 16:58:20 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02277; Wed, 8 Oct 97 13:41:28 -0400 Message-Id: <9710081741.AA02277@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Nik Okuntseff To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: MIPT graduates in Vancouver Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 09:51:15 -0700 Organization: Rydex Industries Corporation Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Anyone interested please drop me a line for details: Nik Okuntseff nokuntseff@rydex.com From root Wed Oct 8 17:38:36 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Oct 8 17:38:36 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 8 Oct 1997 17:38:35 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02270; Wed, 8 Oct 97 13:40:48 -0400 Message-Id: <9710081740.AA02270@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 10:46:39 -0400 (EDT) From: Amrusrubb@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Information about new journal Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSS netters: There is a new scientific journal in the field of Polymer Science - "Russian Polymer News" (ISSN 1093-2984). The journal has been founded a year ago by a group of scientists from the former Soviet Union in co-operation with scientists from Russian Academy of Sciences and some universities. The journal is published quarterly in English in the USA. Polymer scientists, chemists, biochemists, physicists, engineers will find interesting papers in the journal. 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Box 32 Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-4945, Phone/fax (201) 703-7952 Internet Homepage - http://members.aol.com/amrusrubb From root Thu Oct 9 16:01:03 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 9 16:01:02 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 9 Oct 1997 16:01:01 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18112; Thu, 9 Oct 97 13:20:43 -0400 Message-Id: <9710091720.AA18112@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 16:08:17 -0700 (PDT) From: Alexander B Vladimirsky To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: okazija v Izrail' Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello! I need to pass a small size book to a friend of mine in Jerusalem. If you (or a friend of yours) are going from US to Israel in the near future then please let me know. Thanks for your help. Alex Vladimirsky From root Thu Oct 9 16:40:31 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 9 16:40:30 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 9 Oct 1997 16:40:19 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18106; Thu, 9 Oct 97 13:20:34 -0400 Message-Id: <9710091720.AA18106@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 08 Oct 1997 15:39:10 -0400 From: David Barts To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Refugees: need 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/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, I am about to "sponsor" (or sponse?) my folks immigrating here as refugees from FSU. Unfortunately, I don't know anyone who has recently done it here (Boston), and I've got many questions. Can anyone share the know-how and/or suggest info. resources about social assistance, welfare etc? In particular, how does one fix an assurance ("garant") -- I heard that several organisations can help with that. Thanks in advance, Dima Barts -- David Barts * barts@hbs.edu * 617.495.6874 From root Fri Oct 10 02:01:44 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 10 02:01:43 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 10 Oct 1997 02:01:42 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19225; Thu, 9 Oct 97 20:58:17 -0400 Message-Id: <9710100058.AA19225@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: 10 Oct 1997 00:12:46 -0000 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Tamara Vodvarka Subject: INFO-RUSS: Ballet Dancers 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/views of its users, bklyuchaya tantsy mal'chikov-schelkunchikov:). --------------------------------------------------------------------- We are hoping to find male ballet dancers who would be willing to come to Central New York on the week of DEC 15, to perform in the Nutcracker with a local company. Please respond as soon as possible. Tamara Vodvarka for Chenengo Ballet Theatre. Tamara You feed your body physical food You feed your soul intellectual food What do you feed your spirit? From root Tue Oct 21 09:33:44 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 21 09:33:43 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 21 Oct 1997 09:33:32 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23052; Tue, 21 Oct 97 07:31:46 -0400 Message-Id: <9710211131.AA23052@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 00:13:43 -0400 (EDT) From: Simon Fleyshman <0007320916@MCIMAIL.COM> Subject: INFO-RUSS: just another opinion.... To: info-russ --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- ================================ Narodnyi Prazdnik... Vysokolobkovye Organy... Neizvestnyi intelligent... Pechatny Ernst... ================================ ... Ya chestno govorya dumayu, chto chelovek, kotoryi vosstanovil Xram Xrista Spasitelya odnim uje etim jestom navsegda vpisal sebya v russkuyu istoriyu. ... Prazdnik 850-letiya Moskvy narodu ponravilsya. Ya kak-to zateryalsya na paru chasov v tolpe i videl, kak narod perejival prazdnik. I esli kakim-to snobam eto ne nravilos', eto ne znachit, chto prazdnik byl plox. On delalsya ne dlya uzkoy gruppy vysokolobyx intelligentov. Ernst Neizvestny (Intervyu gazete Pechatny Organ, NY, Oct. 16, 1997) ----------------------------------------------------- Disclaimer: Ya prazdnika ne videl, i svoego mneniya na etot schet ne imeyu. -- Semyon Fleyshman From root Thu Oct 23 12:38:44 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 23 12:38:44 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 23 Oct 1997 12:38:43 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27150; Thu, 23 Oct 97 09:39:53 -0400 Message-Id: <9710231339.AA27150@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 11:09:05 -0400 (EDT) From: Dmitry Scherban To: info-russ Subject: INFO-RUSS: Where is Russian consulate in DC? Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear IR-netters, It is time for me now to change a passport. Frankly, it is overdue already. Does anybody have a telephone number for Russian consulate in Washington DC? Does anybody know how much it costs? How long it takes? Any real-life stories, ways, methods, ideas? Please? Sincerely, Dima PS. Anyone else who needs similar information, feel free to get in touch with me; I am willing to share all the info I got (without disclousing the sources, of course) From root Thu Oct 23 13:57:20 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 23 13:57:19 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 23 Oct 1997 13:57:18 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27156; Thu, 23 Oct 97 09:40:00 -0400 Message-Id: <9710231340.AA27156@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Boris VELIKSON Subject: INFO-RUSS: russification quewstions To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 22 Oct 97 17:40:13 MET Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi everyone. I have a series of Windows95 russification questions. A preliminary request: those who feel like answering, please read the exact content of my questions carefully. SEVERAL STATEMENTS I have Windows95, French version. I DO NOT WANT TO INSTALL A RUSSIAN VERSION, so all answers in that direction are wrong. I have Word97. Previously to that, all russification problems could be resumed to (a) obtaining fonts, (b) obtaining a keyboard driver - in fact, it was not a driver on its own, but rather a switch allowing an access to the second half of the ANSI table: all Cyrillic characters were coded in that half. For example, CyrWin worked just fine. Now it looks like Microsoft has changed the standards of representing cyrillic characters. It provides an option, also available as a separate free software from the Microsoft site, called multilingual support. When installed, this option allows one to type in Russian using a switch (two choices are given) and 3 fonts that have a Cyrillic part. I am not at all sure that this Cyrillic part is implemented simply as graphic representation of ANSI codes >128: when, for example, I choose Times New Roman, I can, acting on the language switch, type both "i kratkoe" and "e accent aigu", while ANSI codes for these are the same. On the contrary, there is no way I can transform one into another by changing fonts, as I could under Wondows3.11. Older texts that use other Cyrillic fonts can be read, if one imports those fonts. BUT ONE CANNOT KEEP TYPING WITH THEM. If, say, I have a text that uses CGTimes(WR), it is perfectly readable, but if I try to keep typing in that font and with the keyboard switched to Russian, I get blank squares. I heard vaguely that this is a problem typical for WORD 97, and that the previous version (whether it is called Word 7 or Word95) does not have it. Don't know, haven't tried. QUESTIONS: Can I do something - can I install a driver that will enable me to type using all the other Cyrillic fonts? If "yes", will it interfere with Multilingual support - will I have to uninstall it? Is there a driver among those which allows one to edit the keyboard mapping? ========================== MORE STATEMENTS, this time not having to do with WORD I tried to use a CD containing many good programs, like ORFO (spelling checker) etc. I would imagine that under the Russian version of Windows95 the CD is functional. As for me, whenever I open text files (like help files, installation guides, etc.) I see, for their Russian parts, pure nonsense. This nonsense looks different from the graphics you get for Russian using non-Russified fonts. I tried to read it in Word, by copying it there. No luck. Somebody told me it may be the code 866; but what do I have to do to read it, if Notepad does not even inform me which font it uses, without speaking of letting me change fonts? Worse: I see nothing readable in the invitation window of ORFO, which means I cannot take the risk of pressing a button. I also tried to use CD-based dictionaries made by POLYGLOSSUM. By the way, these are excellent dictionaries as for their contents. They are both ways (English->Russian and back). You are supposed to be able to either type a word, or use a scroll bar to find it, or copy it from a text in another application to the dictionary window. Works fine in the English->Russian direction. In the other direction, I cannot type in Russian (the multilingual switch stops giving the Russian option if I place the cursor in the dictionary window) and I cannot copy from a text: I obtain a string like ????????? . QUESTIONS: Did anyone of you come across such kind of problems? Any solutions, short of installing the Russian version of Windows95? Thanks a lot Boris Velikson (boris.velikson@cea.fr) From root Fri Oct 24 21:19:35 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 24 21:19:34 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 24 Oct 1997 21:19:34 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15561; Fri, 24 Oct 97 19:47:32 -0400 Message-Id: <9710242347.AA15561@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 18:03:01 -0500 From: "Mark J. Friedman" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: custom duties, Russia Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear InfoRussers, I would be grateful for info on the following question. I am going to visit Russia and would like to bring some jewlry with me. Any info on custom duties, i.e. is there a $ limit where there is no custom duties, do I have to declare my jewlry, etc.? Thanks alot, Mark, friedman@s10.math.uah.edu From root Tue Oct 28 21:32:24 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 28 21:32:24 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 28 Oct 1997 21:32:23 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18308; Tue, 28 Oct 97 19:29:43 -0500 Message-Id: <9710290029.AA18308@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 19:57:01 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Christine Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian immigration Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, I am UCLA undergraduate, doing research on why Russians immigrated to the US between 1990 and 1996. This involves both background study of the Russian transition to democracy and interviews with the Russian immigrants themselves. Therefore, I would like to ask whether you could recommend any recent books and articles that deal with this topic and if you could help me locate some of these immigrants in the Washington DC area for the interviews. I thank you very much for any assistance you can offer me. Christine Csizmadia From root Thu Oct 30 18:32:36 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 30 18:32:35 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 30 Oct 1997 18:32:34 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20936; Thu, 30 Oct 97 13:54:48 -0500 Message-Id: <9710301854.AA20936@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Katherine Klimukhina Subject: INFO-RUSS: Gastroli Y.Kukina v Amerike To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 10:35:18 -0500 (EST) Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear friends, Xochu soobshit' vam o predstoyashix koncertax Yuriya Kukina v Bostone i drugix gorodax Ameriki. Koncert v Bostone sostoitsya November 11, 7:30 p.m. Za informaciej ib etom koncerte pishite mne po e-mail: kate@ccs.neu.edu ili zvonite po telefonu (617)-738-7290 Informaciya ob etom koncerte i o koncertax v drugix gorodax naxoditsya na moej Web Page: www.ccs.neu.edu/home/kate/gastroli.html -- Katerina ------------------------------------------------ Katherine Klimukhina Ascent Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139 Internet: kate@ccs.neu.edu OR kate@ascent.com WWW: http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/kate ------------------------------------------------ From root Thu Oct 30 18:46:15 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 30 18:46:14 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 30 Oct 1997 18:46:14 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20928; Thu, 30 Oct 97 13:54:34 -0500 Message-Id: <9710301854.AA20928@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 09:55:50 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Mikhail Lyubansky Subject: INFO-RUSS: psychological research on Russian emigres Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Interested researchers: I have started to put together an on-line bibliography of social-science research (primarily psychological) done with Russian immigrants. The bibliography has not yet been completed, but you can access the 30-something references that are already posted at http://pilot.msu.edu/user/lyubansk/russia.htm If someone else already has such a bibliography, either on disk or on line, please let me know so that we can combine our efforts. Additionally, I would welcome a discussion (not on the IR-net, of course) with other social science researchers working with Russian immigrants ________________________________________________________________________ Mikhail Lyubansky, M.A. Department of Psychology Michigan State University home phone: (517) 337-7012 office phone: (517) 432-3314 WWW: http://pilot.msu.edu/user/lyubansk email: lyubansk@pilot.msu.edu ________________________________________________________________________ From root Fri Oct 31 21:54:16 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 31 21:54:16 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 31 Oct 1997 21:54:15 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08699; Fri, 31 Oct 97 20:16:47 -0500 Message-Id: <9711010116.AA08699@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: 31 Oct 1997 12:48:06 +1100 From: "Greg Kaplan" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Hypocrisy To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 1, No. 149, Part I, 30 October 1997 ...REJECTS BAN ON FASCIST PROPAGANDA. Also on 29 October, the Duma rejected a proposed amendment to the criminal code that would have banned the "public justification of, approval of, extolling of, or denial of crimes committed by national-socialist or fascist regimes," ITAR-TASS reported. Deputies from the Yabloko and Our Home Is Russia factions supported the amendment but were outvoted by representatives of the Communist, Agrarian, and Popular Power factions. Moscow City Duma deputy Yevgenii Proshechkin appealed to State Duma deputies to support the amendment, saying Russia needs the measure to fight people who praise Hitler. BUT POPULAR POWER FACTION LEADER NIKOLAI RYZHKOV ARGUED THAT THE AMENDMENT WOULD LEAD RUSSIA "DOWN A VERY DANGEROUS PATH, TOWARD FIGHTING DISSIDENCE." ------------------- Folks, The former Communist Party of the USSR Politburo Member, the former Head of the Soviet Cabinet which included KGB, is expressing now his concerns for the dissidents. What a twist. Fascist dissidents, one may add.

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From root Sat Nov 1 00:39:29 1997 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Nov 1 00:39:29 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 1 Nov 1997 00:39:28 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09427; Fri, 31 Oct 97 23:55:36 -0500 Message-Id: <9711010455.AA09427@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 23:30:58 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Gregory Elbert Subject: INFO-RUSS: MISIS alumni Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi! I am wondering if there are any alumni ("vupyskniki") of Moscow Institute Stell and Alloys out there. I know a lot of people from our institute live outside Russia but I have not heard about any MISIS related web site. Grigoriy Elbert ( Applied mathematics - 1992 ) gelbert@interport.com From root Mon Nov 3 15:38:39 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 3 15:38:39 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 3 Nov 1997 15:38:38 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27590; Mon, 3 Nov 97 15:30:27 -0500 Message-Id: <9711032030.AA27590@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 10:22:38 -0500 (EST) From: Olga Makarova To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: nuzhna okaziya v Moskvu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dorogie druziya, ne edet li kto v Moskvy, mne SROCHNO nujno peredat' tuda priglashenie, . Zaranee spasibo, vsem , kto otvetit. Olya Makarova omakarov@umich.edu From root Mon Nov 3 16:19:01 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 3 16:19:00 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 3 Nov 1997 16:18:59 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27596; Mon, 3 Nov 97 15:30:37 -0500 Message-Id: <9711032030.AA27596@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 01 Nov 1997 13:01:24 -0500 From: eperov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Graduate school essays Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi All - I'd like to ask you for help on the following matter that, I think, may be interesting to some other people too: I am planning to apply to a graduate school (business), and writing essays became my nightmare and obsession. I am sure that many of you, who had all their previous education outside the US, had faced the same problem.Do you know any useful resourses or, probably, have your own tips? I will greatly appreciate every bit of information. Have a great day! Egor Perov eperov@erols.com From root Tue Nov 4 15:42:59 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 4 15:42:58 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 4 Nov 1997 15:42:22 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14717; Tue, 4 Nov 97 15:08:24 -0500 Message-Id: <9711042008.AA14717@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Sergey P." To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for old friends from Belarus Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 19:30:35 -0900 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, everybody! I am looking for any information about my old friend Ludmila Straznikevich (madden name) She was born in Kalinkovichi, Belarus in 1957, lived in Svetlogorsk (Belarus) in 1973-1978. There is a possibility she was at Kaliningrad some years ago. I hope somebody have an information I need. Thanks Sergey Podunovich Serge@WriteMe.com From root Tue Nov 4 19:22:55 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 4 19:22:54 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 4 Nov 1997 19:22:53 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14723; Tue, 4 Nov 97 15:08:35 -0500 Message-Id: <9711042008.AA14723@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: info-russ To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tus, 4 Nov 1997 14:05:10 +0100 Subject: INFO-RUSS: POLITICAL PRISONERS DAY Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reprinted from RIA-Novosti which adopted it from Rossiiskiye Vesti, October 30 OCTOBER 30: POLITICAL PRISONERS DAY On October 30 Russia marks the Day of Memory of the Victims of Political Persecution Campaigns. We must admit that we lost the fervour with which we denounced the political butchers in the early 1990s, and the sympathy we felt for the victims of the Bolshevik regime. We tend to repeat the phrase which was popular in Brezhnev's time: "Persecution campaigns were evil, but not everything was plain black or white then." Why do we do this? Who is responsible for this drawback of public conscience? Our analyst, Anatoly GUBANOV, discusses this problem with famous scientist and politician Alexander YAKOVLEV, Chairman of the Presidential Commission on the Rehabilitation of the Victims of Political Persecution Campaigns. Question: The attitude to persecution campaigns has changed in society and in some other terms. For example, on October 30 the staff of the State Duma decided to hold celebrations, with a concert and expensive gifts, to be given above all to those who were responsible for the storming of the city hall and the Ostankino TV centre. What kind of day of the victims of the Bolshevik regime is that? Answer: There is nothing new in this. I remember that in Soviet times, when the rehabilitation of the victims of political persecution campaigns was barely launched, acts of crawling sabotage were staged in the Politburo. Question: We are approaching the 80th celebration of the October revolution. What will happen on that day? Answer: Instead of commemorating victims and repenting sins, many people will "celebrate the red-letter day." Why? Because nobody has provided a clear-cut and unambiguous assessment of the past yet. I have spoken about this problem before. I understand that this is difficult to accept, but there was no revolution, not to mention a great socialist one. What happened then? The power was lying on the autumn sidewalk. Nobody governed the country. The army was ruined. The shop shelves were empty and the people held demonstrations and plundered bread and wine shops. A group of Bolsheviks entered the Smolny Palace. Antonov-Ovseyenko arrested the ministers of the Provisional Government. There was no resistance, just as there was no salvo from the Avrora cruiser. Some shots were fired, but only into the ceiling of the Smolny Palace. Later the storming of the palace was presented as something heroic, following the scenario used for the storming of the Bastille, which was not stormed since nobody resisted its occupation. At that time there were only seven prisoners in the Bastille - several crooks, two madmen and one pervert. They were guarded by a group of invalids. Question: Does your commission encounter any difficulties in its work? Can you answer this question honestly? Answer: Honestly? We submitted to the President two draft decrees on the children of the Gulag and activists of socialist and other similar parties, exterminated by the Bolsheviks. They have been shelved. Not long ago I met with Valentin Yumashev, head of the Presidential Administration, and asked him about the fate of these drafts. He showed certain interest in the problem, but it turned out that nobody had reported to him on it. I know that bureaucrats, taking cover behind the idea of accord and reconciliation, are prepared to gladly forget about any crimes of the past. Our bureaucrat is a very interesting person. He trims his sails to the wind: when there is no demand for something, he will do nothing. Besides, a bureaucrat has a natural liking for dictatorship. As a result, we get a terrible thing: dictatorship by bureaucrats. There are also problems with archives. The law is the law, but practical matters are something different. For example, our commission is still waiting for the Office of the Prosecutor General to provide the verdict on the case of Beria. They use different pretexts to bide their time. We will have to translate from English some so-called secret documents, since they have long been sold abroad. 4Russia in Facts and Figures 5 In the first few years after the Bolsheviks came to power, they persecuted peasants who took part in anti-governmental action, workers who went on strikes, Cossacks, members of socialist parties and anarchist organisations, the clergy, and the seamen who took part in the 1921 Kronstadt "revolt." The authorities "neutralised" 16,000 rebel peasants, confiscated about 500 homesteads and burned down 250 peasant houses when crushing the revolt of the Tambov peasants in June 1921. Similar "measures" were taken when the Bolsheviks put out other revolts of peasants, which rocked the Don, Western Siberia, the Volga Region, Karelia and other regions of the country in 1918-22. in 1921 through 1953, the VChK, OGPU, NKVD and MVD agencies persecuted 4,060,306 people for political reasons. Their fate was sealed outside courts. As many as 799,455 were sentenced to capital punishment (shooting). The tidal wave of persecutions swept the country in 1937-38, when 1.3 million were sentenced to hard labour under the notorious Article 58 ("counterrevolutionary crimes"), and more than a half of them (682,000) were shot. At least 40 million were sentenced to different prison terms in 1923-53. As many as 2.6 million languished in prisons in 1950, and another 2.3 million lived in special settlements (data of the late 1940s). Persecution Campaigns in the Countryside Over 500,000 peasants were persecuted in the late 1920s and early 1930s. In 1930-31, a total of 1.8 million members of peasant families were herded into special camps guarded by special garrisons, without the right to leave them. In all, over 1 million peasant homesteads were recognised as belonging to kulaks (well-off peasants) during the collectivisation campaign, and nearly 5 million peasants were sent into exile. Persecution of the Clergy The year 1918 was marked by the execution of 3,000 clergymen. Another 500-odd were shot in 1928, and 2,500 in 1930. As many as 136,900 Orthodox clergymen were persecuted in 1937, 85,300 of whom were shot. In 1938-41, the church lost another 38,900 men, 36,400 of whom were executed. The persecution of the clergy continued well into the 1970s. By 1976, the number of dioceses in the country dropped to 7,038 (there were 48,000 in 1918). In all, about 200,000 clergymen suffered at the hands of Bolsheviks since the 1917 revolution. Persecution of the Military The trial of Tukhachevsky, Yakir and other military leaders in June 1937 marked the beginning of mass persecutions in the army, which affected over 40,000 servicemen. In all, the army was "cleansed" of 45% of commanders who were accused of political disloyalty. Those who had been unfortunate enough to be encircled or taken prisoner during the 1941-45 war, and repatriated Soviet citizens were severely persecuted during the war and in the first few years after it. In all, 994,000 servicemen were persecuted during the war, 157,000 of whom were shot. Ethnic Persecution Campaigns The forceful movement of whole ethnic groups began before the 1941-45 war. Poles, Kurds, Koreans, Buryats and other ethnic groups fell victim to them. Since the mid-1940s to 1961, a total of 3.5 million members of ethnic groups were persecuted. The Germans were forced to leave their homes in the Volga Region, Moscow and Moscow Region and other areas at gunpoint. The Ingush, Chechens, Kalmyks, Crimean Tartars and other ethnic groups were deported. In all, 14 ethnic groups were deported fully, and 48, partially. The slightest signs of anti-governmental sentiments were mercilessly crushed after the war, for example the workers' demonstrations in Novocherkassk in 1962, when the workers protested against price rises and simultaneous cuts in their wages. Dissidents were the main victims of persecution campaigns in the 1960s-1980s. In 1967 through 1971, the KGB "revealed" over 3,000 groups of "politically dangerous nature," with 13,500 members of these groups persecuted. Since the mid-1950s, the KGB widely used psychiatrists to combat dissent. According to the 1986 information, 5,329 dissidents were the inmates of the Kazan, Leningrad, Orel, Sychevka, Chernyakhovsk and Blagoveshchensk psychiatric clinics of the USSR Interior Ministry. The number of "mental cases" in the Leningrad hospital of the Interior Ministry went up from 324 to 1,181 in 1956-86. ======================================================== From root Fri Nov 7 17:27:51 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Nov 7 17:27:50 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 7 Nov 1997 17:27:38 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17588; Fri, 7 Nov 97 15:12:57 -0500 Message-Id: <9711072012.AA17588@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 15:22:36 -0600 (CST) From: "LEONID I. KIRKOVSKY" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: school projects... Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Leonid Kirkovsky LKirkovsky@utmem3.utmem.edu From root Fri Nov 7 18:42:15 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Nov 7 18:42:13 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 7 Nov 1997 18:42:12 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17600; Fri, 7 Nov 97 15:13:25 -0500 Message-Id: <9711072013.AA17600@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, Nov 07 97 15:15:59 EST From: info-russ To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: S prazdnichkom... 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, subscribe, or unsubscribe mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuters New Media Friday November 7 9:04 AM EST Russians March 80 Years After Revolution By Gareth Jones MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Boris Yeltsin urged an end to eight decades of divisions Friday as Communists marched under red banners to mark the 80th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. "We are able not only to oppose each other but also to find an accord," Yeltsin, who has renamed the former Revolution Day as the Day of Reconciliation and Accord, said in a nationwide television address. "We can at last do away with divisions of the Russians into 'us' and 'them'." Russians still argue over the revolution which swept Communists to power in 1917, gave birth to the Soviet Union in 1922 and changed the face of the world. Historians say a third of humanity once lived under systems modelled on Moscow's. Some, mainly elderly, people regard it as a triumph and still revere revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin. Others see the revolution as marking the start of years of repression in which millions of people were killed. First reports showed a lower than expected turnout at marches. About 2,000 people trudged under red flags through the streets of Khabarovsk in the Far East. About 1,500 people, chanting "Revive the (Soviet) Union," marched to the strains of the Soviet anthem in sunny weather in Yekaterinburg, the Urals city where the last tsar and his family were shot by the Bolshevik revolutionaries in 1918. In Novosibirsk in Siberia, Communist organisers blamed cold and windy weather for a low turnout of about 1,500 -- a tenth of the number expected. They held placards saying "Yes to socialism," "Down with the president" and, borrowed from Lenin, "Land to peasants, plants to workers." Several thousand Communists, most of them elderly, gathered in Moscow and marched through the center of the capital led by top party members despite overnight snow and a chill wind. Some carried banners saying "Lenin, we are with you" and "All power to the Soviets." One person stood selling copies of a speech by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Other banners attacked Yeltsin's reforms, which have meant hardships for millions but allowed a few to get rich since the Soviet Union and Communist rule collapsed in 1991. One declared: "Yeltsin and his authorities are bringing the country down." "I don't believe the demonstrations really help get rid of the powers that be, but they show we do not like the system. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer," said pensioner Anna Andreyevna. Police were out in force but there were no early reports of trouble. Marches were also expected in former Soviet republics such as Ukraine and Belarus, now independent states. Yeltsin, 66, is a former Communist but played a major role in ending Communist rule. He now adopts a conciliatory tone and wants compromise to smooth the path of reforms. He told Russians there were two truths. One was that the revolution created a superpower which triumphed in World War Two and pioneered space exploration. The other was that it led to civil war and "political fanaticism," a reference to Stalin's purges. He said the anniversary, which was the main event on the Soviet calendar, should remain a holiday. "Whatever one thinks about this epoch, it is part of our life. It has happened not to somebody else but to us. And not somewhere else, but in Russia," Yeltsin said. "I believe that going away is the time when we were a superpower but with miserable people. Coming is the time when a person is becoming the main value of the state." He announced that a monument would be built to the many people killed in the civil war which pitted the young Bolsheviks against anti-communist White armies after the revolution. "The monument to faith and mistakes, to courage and suffering. The first monument to the people who, by the will of fate, found themselves on opposite sides of the barricades," he said. "I think it would be a dignified symbol of our common will for accord and reconciliation...for civic peace." Russia's Central Bank has said it will issue special coins to commemorate the Day of Reconciliation. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From root Mon Nov 10 20:12:29 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 10 20:12:28 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 10 Nov 1997 20:12:27 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07896; Mon, 10 Nov 97 17:17:05 -0500 Message-Id: <9711102217.AA07896@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: dshishkin@oldmutual.com (Dmitry Shishkin) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian movies with English translation Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 12:42:58 +0200 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, As a Russian residing in South Africa I have become frustrated by the lack of knowledge of Russian cinematography (sometimes even knowledge of existence thereof) by South Africans. What would be nice in this situation is to get hold of some Russian movies on video tapes either fully translated into English, or with English subtitles. I have already made enquires in Moscow through my friends in this regard but at no avail I wonder if such tapes are available outside Russia, in USA for instance. So my question is as follows: Does anybody know reputable shops selling Russian movies for English speaking audience, accepting payment by credit cards via Internet and organising shipment of the merchandise to destinations outside USA? Your help would open a whole new world to the friends, colleagues and extended families of the members of the Russian community in South Africa. Thank you, Dmitry Shishkin Old Mutual Asset Managers Cape Town South Africa Tel: (027) (021) 5092838 Fax: (027) (021) 5095025 e-mail: dshishkin@oldmutual.com From root Tue Nov 11 00:13:04 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 11 00:13:03 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 11 Nov 1997 00:13:03 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07833; Mon, 10 Nov 97 17:06:45 -0500 Message-Id: <9711102206.AA07833@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, Nov 10 97 15:15:59 EST From: Alexander Kaplan To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: need occasion to ... Boston Status: Or --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, subscribe, or unsubscribe mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, Sorry for a bit too local request (abusing my "office", see...:-). I am looking for someone who is going to drive from Maryland (or vicinity) to Boston within next few weeks. I need to get some stuff (not much of a weight, but a bit bulky, like paintings, books, etc) to Boston. Too much of a hassle to deal with UPS or likes (of course, if noone goes there, I will, sigh). Please reply either directly to this msg or to sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (this is preferable; "smarty" is in a bad mood today), or call me at (410)516-7018 or (410)366-3056. My best wishes, Alex Kaplan, info-russ owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan From root Wed Nov 12 15:06:20 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 12 15:06:19 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 12 Nov 1997 15:06:08 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10683; Wed, 12 Nov 97 13:12:45 -0500 Message-Id: <9711121812.AA10683@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 12:53:13 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Union of Councils Subject: INFO-RUSS: Action alert: A. Nikitin Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Sen. Bingaman and Rep. Skaggs Appeal to Colleagues to Urge Review of Nikitin Case UCSJ encourages human rights supporters to call their Senators and Representatives and act on Nikitin's behalf Below is a "Dear Colleague" letter from Congressman David Skaggs (D-CO) on the case of Alexander Nikitin. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) is circulating a similar letter in the Senate. Please call your Senators and Representatives and ask them to sign these crucial letters. Maximum pressure and publicity is needed to help convince the Russian authorities to drop this case. It is essential that Nikitin's rights are protected and that the Russian security apparatus not be permitted to win this power struggle. (For more on the Nikitin case, please email Jason Silberberg at jsilb@ucsj.com.) Union of Councils ucsj@ucsj.com November 4, 1997 RUSSIAN ENVIRONMENTALIST CHARGED WITH TREASON FOR WARNING OF NUCLEAR WASTE DISASTER Dear Colleague, I am writing to bring to your attention new developments in the case of Alexander Nikitin, a case that has broad repercussions for the future of democracy, free speech, and due process in Russia. I ask you to join me in sending the attached letter to Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Alexander Nikitin, a Russian environmentalist who co-authored a report that revealed a nuclear waste disaster in the making, has been charged with treason by the Russian Federal Security Service (the former KGB), which completed its investigation on September 19. The Russian Procurator, Yuri Skuratov, who was appointed by President Boris Yeltsin, will now have to decide whether to move to trial in this case. Nikitin co-authored a report published by the Norwegian environmental group, Bellona, that revealed that unprotected nuclear waste is stored at bases and shipyards near Murmansk, and that retired nuclear-powered submarines docked in the Arctic Circle still contain highly radioactive spent fuel. Despite the fact that all the information used for the report was taken from open sources, Nikitin was charged with having released state secrets. Nikitin had been charged with violating secret Defense Ministry decrees -- even though the Russian constitution prohibits such charges. He has now been charged with violating a Defense Ministry decree that was issued seven months after Nikitin was arrested -- even though the Russian constitution prohibits ex post facto prosecution. Federal Security Services investigators have changed their determination five times regarding the choice of decrees on which to base their investigation. This case is critical, not only for Russian environmental policy, but for the future of Russian democracy. It is disturbing if Russia is unable to face up to these enormous environmental problems without prosecuting the citizen that exposed them. It raises questions about whether free speech and the publication of reports critical of the government will be permitted. The grave issues of due process in the Nikitin case cause doubt about whether Russia has truly put Soviet-style justice behind it. Please join me in sending the attached letter to Russian President Boris Yeltsin, asking him to seek a thorough review before any decision is made to take this case to trial. If you would like to cosign the letter, or if you have further questions, please call Sue Hardesty of my staff at 52161. Sincerely yours, David E. Skaggs -------------------------------------------------------------------- His Excellency Boris Yeltsin President of Russia Moscow, Russian Federation Dear Mr. President: We are writing to bring to your attention the case of Alexander Nikitin. We understand that the Federal Security Service has completed its investigation, and the Procurator General must now decide whether to take the case to trial. We applaud the enormous strides Russia has taken since the end of the Soviet era to establish a rule of law, and end the old Soviet-style approach to criminal prosecution. That is why we are very concerned that this case, if pursued, would mark a serious setback for the rule of law in Russia. Alexander Nikitin co-authored a report published by Bellona, a Norwegian environmental organization. The report revealed that unprotected nuclear waste is stored at bases and shipyards near Murmansk, and that retired nuclear-powered submarines docked in the Arctic Circle still contain highly radioactive spent fuel. Despite the fact that all the information used for the report was taken from open sources, Nikitin was charged with having released state secrets. Nikitin had been charged with espionage for violating secret Defense Ministry decrees -- even though the Russian constitution prohibits such charges. He has now been charged with violating a Defense Ministry decree that was issued seven months after he was arrested -- even though the Russian constitution prohibits ex post facto prosecution. Federal Security Services investigators have changed their determination five times regarding their choice of decrees on which to base their investigation. It appears that the rule of law as embodied in the Russian constitution has not been followed in this case. We urge you to ask your government's Procurator General to order a thorough review. We believe that such an unbiased review of the case would lead to a dismissal of the charges against Alexander Nikitin, and ask that you take steps to see that such a review is conducted. We see this case as extremely significant. Thank you for your consideration of our views. From root Wed Nov 12 17:44:20 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 12 17:44:19 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 12 Nov 1997 17:44:19 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11352; Wed, 12 Nov 97 16:32:08 -0500 Message-Id: <9711122132.AA11352@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 09:23:14 +0200 (EET) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: kenneth rantala Subject: INFO-RUSS: help!kyrillic homepage writing Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I am doing a translation into russian, and the text will end up being posted on a homepage. I am using a vry primitive "russificator" ie kyrillic font program in my computer, and that will not go for internet. How does one find internet-compatibe russian fonts??? I have noticed that netscape has a language option for russian, and I=B4ve seen printout of russian internet pages like www.anekdot.ru, which is entirely in cyrillic. I would greatly appreciate any advice or hints about where to ask further. by best greetings, kaarina e-mail: kenneth.rantala@pp.kolumbus.fi my homepage: www.members.tripod.com/~PalokangasKaarina.index.html From root Fri Nov 14 20:45:50 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Nov 14 20:45:49 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 14 Nov 1997 20:45:48 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14815; Fri, 14 Nov 97 19:03:15 -0500 Message-Id: <9711150003.AA14815@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 16:35:30 -0500 (EST) From: Alex Draganov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: INFO-RUSS: Info request on the LA area Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks, I am going to be interviewed by a company located in Torrance, CA (LA area). Should they make me an offer, I'll have to decide whether we want to live there. Any local information on Torrance or vicinity will be greatly appreciated. Primarily, I am interested in the following: o Public schools o Crime statistics o Real estate prices (e.g., for a 3 bedroom single family house or a townhouse in a reasonably good shape) Thanks, Sasha Draganov draganov@cais.com From root Fri Nov 14 22:32:14 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Nov 14 22:32:13 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 14 Nov 1997 22:32:12 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14822; Fri, 14 Nov 97 19:03:27 -0500 Message-Id: <9711150003.AA14822@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 15:41:15 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Union of Councils Subject: INFO-RUSS: UCSJ Action alert: Orel, Russia Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- ACTION ALERT TO: UCSJ BOARD, AFFILIATES, AND INTERESTED PARTIES FROM: MAUREEN GREENWOOD, DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY AND RESEARCH DATE: NOVEMBER 14, 1997 RE: JUDGE PRESIDING OVER CASE AGAINST FASCIST LEADER IN OREL, RUSSIA DISRESPECTS JEWISH WITNESSES, AND ALLOWS RUSSIAN ORTHODOX PRIEST TO ALLEGE THAT JEWS PRACTICE BLOOD RITUALS During the murder trial of Igor Semenov, the head of the local fascist Russian National Unity or Barkashovtsy Organization, Judge Alexander Kuznetsov made several disrespectful comments to Jewish witnesses and allowed antisemitic remarks without comment. Semenov is accused of arranging the murder of an elderly woman and a child by three men who were members of the Barkashovtsy in response to a request by a client, who wanted to obtain the murdered woman's apartment. The information about the trial in Orel, Russia, about 150 miles South of Moscow, was reported by Emannuil Mendelevich, a Jewish Orel resident and correspondent for Express-Chronicle. Judge Kuznetsov's behavior calls into question his ability to be fair and impartial. A judge who seems to sympathize with the Barkashovtsy undermines the rule of law. The trial is also notable for the extreme testimony of Vladimir Gusev, a local Russian Orthodox priest. Gusev said that "Judaism does not have any positive conception in the Christian sense" and he identified Hasidic and Ashkenazic Jews as members of totalitarian sects that "kill children, gather their blood, and use it to make matzah" - the infamous "blood libel" charge. He further warned, "The Jews should not celebrate Chanukah because it can insult the religious feelings of the Christians." These assertions should not have gone unchallenged. Immediate Action Requested UCSJ calls on its councils and all other defenders of the rule of law to write letters to Judge Kuznetsov and demand that he judge the Semenov trial based on its merits and conduct it without the appearance of partisanship. Please also write to Russian Orthodox Church officials and complain about these false accusations against the Jews. Please forward copies of all your letters to UCSJ. The address is: Judge Alexandr Kuznetsov Orel Regional Court 6 Krasnoarmeiskaya Street 302000 Orel RUSSIA In addition, we ask that you send letters to Patriarch Alexy II of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow and express your concern that one of his priests has revived the medieval "blood libel" accusation against the Jews. Send letters to: His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II C/o Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate 22 Danilovsky val Danilov Monastery DECR 113191 Moscow RUSSIA Fax: 011 (7-095) 230-2619 E-mail: commserv@mospatr.msk.ru Background The case against the fascist leader Semenov began in Orel on September 24. The proceedings during the trial have reached absurdity at various moments. The case illustrates the way local fascist organizations are structured. Reactions to the trial reveal the local sympathy attitude toward the youth fascist organization as well as the support from top Russian leaders. After Semenov's arrest, archives were found in his apartment detailing the activities of the Barkashovtsy, including documents with lists of Jewish names and addresses. According to the correspondent Mendelevich, "The documents testified to his preparation of terror and organized gangs." During the testimony, Semenov continued his antisemitic statements and the judge did not try to interrupt him. Semenov made the following assertions: "The Jews brought nothing to world culture. Two Russian emperors were killed during Purim. The Jews are to blame for the conflict in October 1993." Semenov said that the Barkashovtsy will obtain power in 2003 with the help of an armed revolt. Semenov also said in his defense, that he did not take the risk to become an accomplice in the murder because he considered the future victims to be Jews. He used as evidence the fact that the surname of the woman killed was not included in the lists of the Jews of Orel composed by the Barkashovtsy. Meanwhile, according to Mendelevich, Semenov had been told by the person who hired the hit men, the son-in-law of the killed woman, told Semenov that the woman was Jewish. The testimony continued in this larger-than-life light. One of the three men charged with the actual murder testified that "Semenov told them to beat but not to kill the woman." During the questioning of the witnesses, Maya Halman, a Jewish Orel resident, spoke about previous incidents of antisemitism in her life, and about the fact that Barkashovtsy propaganda is antisemitic. In response to this, the Judge Kuznetsov said to her, "Why do you have such a keen interest in Judaism? Is it that bad for you in Russia? Have you learned Judaism secretly? Did you agree with the history that you were taught in school?" Halman included in her speech information about the history of the celebration Hanukkah, and she referred to an episode where the Syrians forced the Jews to sacrifice a pig. The judge then remarked, "Nobody forced you to sacrifice a pig! You inclined yourself to interpret everything in such a way!" Procurator Valery Tokar protested the judge's remarks as insulting to the dignity of the witness. Judge Kuznetsov then reprimanded Tokar for "speaking loudly without permission." The judge also prevented another witness, Professor Sergey Shvachko from providing facts that could disprove the antisemitic propaganda of the Barkashovtsy. The judge said to Professor Shvachko, "You are used to delivering lectures in the institute, but it is not necessary to teach us." Mendelevich is concerned about the larger implications of the trial and the support of the Barkashovtsy by local government officials. A local committee in Orel was formed to defend Semenov, composed of other youth neo-fascists and local government officials. The Russian National Unity Party, which was disbanded after Semenov's arrest, was reformed under a new name with the help of local government officials. The registration of the new organization, the League of Russian Orthodox Youth, was announced in June. Mendelevich noted that it was particularly ironic that the fascist and hate-mongering Barkashovtsy would rename themselves under the label of Christians. One of the active Barkashovtsy, Dmitri Lytukh, became the head of the League. The official newspaper of the regional authorities Orlovskaya Pravda (The Truth of Orel) immediately announced and implicitly applauded the creation of the League. One local government official Victor Livtsov immediately granted the Barkashovtsy a meeting place in the government managed "House of Youth." Semenov's defenders also tried to gather public sympathy for him long before the trial. Mendelevich reported that Orlovskaya Pravda "raised public opinion in favor of the leader of Barkashovtsy by publishing many articles and letters in his defense." Three days before the trial, the newspaper published an article with the mocking title "Karaul, v Orle fashistu" ("Help! There are Fascists in the City"). Minimizing the threat of fascism, the article asserted that the enemies of Russia simply give the "fascist label" to every Russian patriot. Mendelevich was particularly upset by the position of Orel governor Yegor Stroev, a national leader who also chairs the Federation Council, the upper house of parliament: "One time I asked Governor Stroev his opinion about the activity of the fascists in the city. The answer was incredible: 'I think that the Russian nation also has the right to its own culture.' Stroev made it clear that the thing that I call fascism, he calls the national culture. He was not even ashamed to say that Sergei Nilys, the author of the antisemitic libel Protokolu zionskih mydrecov (Protocols of the Elders of Zion) was one of his spiritual authorities. There cannot be a more open confession of fascist sympathies by a top Russian national leader." Sample Letters Judge Alexandr Kuznetsov Orel Regional Court 6 Krasnoarmeiskaya Street 302000 Orel RUSSIA November 14, 1997 Dear Judge Kuznetsov: We write to protest the apparent use of your court in the murder trial of Russian National Unity leader Igor Semenov for purposes of libeling Judaism and encouraging antisemitism. While the assertion by the Russian Orthodox priest, Vladimir Gusev, that Jews kill Christian children and use their blood to make the Passover matzah, was the most extremely antisemitic testimony to go unchallenged. This behavior contributes to ethnic animosities that are altogether too prevalent among the public and authorities in Orel. In the interests of justice, we ask that you treat all witnesses equally, and that you judge the Semenov case based on its merits, and not on libelous, medieval myths about Jewish rituals. This would restore confidence in the rule of law in Orel. Thank you for attending to this very serious matter. Sincerely, His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II C/o Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate 22 Danilovsky val Danilov Monastery DECR 113191 Moscow RUSSIA Fax: 011 (7-095) 230-2619 E-mail: commserv@mospatr.msk.ru Dear Your Holiness: We would like to bring to your attention some disturbing comments about Jews and Judaism made by a Russian Orthodox priest in Orel. Father Vladimir Gusev, testifying for the defense in the murder trial of Igor Semenov-the local leader of the Russian National Unity Party-asserted that "Judaism does not have any positive conception in the Christian sense." He identified Hasidic and Ashkenazic Jews as members of totalitarian sects that "kill children, gather their blood, and use it to make matzah" - the infamous "blood libel" charge. He further warned, "The Jews should not celebrate Chanukah because it can insult the religious feelings of the Christians." We request that you instruct Father Vladimir to cease from making these extremely hateful statements about Jews. Such antisemitic assertions create only inter-ethnic hostilities and hinder dialogues between Jews and their Russian Orthodox neighbors. Thank you very much for your attention to this most serious matter. Sincerely, Cc: Bishop Paisy Orel Eparchy 47 Normandaya-Neman Street 302026 Orel RUSSIA From root Mon Nov 17 23:42:56 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 17 23:42:55 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 17 Nov 1997 23:42:54 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03882; Mon, 17 Nov 97 22:36:56 -0500 Message-Id: <9711180336.AA03882@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Yefim Somin Subject: INFO-RUSS: visit to US question To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 14:57:43 -0500 (EST) Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Thanks in advance, Yefim Somin yefim@bgs.com From root Tue Nov 18 00:07:12 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 18 00:07:12 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 18 Nov 1997 00:07:11 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03875; Mon, 17 Nov 97 22:36:43 -0500 Message-Id: <9711180336.AA03875@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 15:41:32 From: "Andrei Andrianov" Organization: Moscow State University To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: eshe nemnogo o politike Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- PERERASPREDELENIE MOLODYX SPECIALISTOV Poslednij politicheskij skandal ocharovatelen srazu vo mnogix otnoshenijax i zasluzhivaet opisanija. Itak, pjatero veduschix dejatelej "reformatorskogo kabineta", vkljuchaja glavnogo reformatora Chubajsa i neskol'kix kljuchevyx ministrov, v soavtorstve (!) podrjadilis' pisat' knigu "Opyt privatizacii v Rossii" i uzhe poluchili za nee okolo 500 000 dollarej gonorara. Dotoshnye konkurenty bez truda vyjasnili, chto a) izdatel'stvo kakoe-to somnitel'noe i b) nikakoj rukopisi poka chto ne predstavleno. Eto ne govorja uzhe o polnoj nesoobraznosti summy gonorara s chem by to ni bylo. (Kommentarij: nu xorosho, zaxotelos' reformatoram poluchit' svoju dolju ot reformy - kto by vozrazhal. Kazalos' by, po statusu i reputacii sudja, Chubajs stoit mnogo millionov. Dazhe metod byl izbran vpolne civilizovannyj. No nado zhe sobljudat' formal'nosti! A milee vsego, konechno, soavtorstvo - kak by srazu vsem po odnoj vedomosti. -AA.) Tut zhe sluchilsja akkuratno razdutyj vrazhdebnymi Chubajsu TV-kanalami (posle izgnanija Berezovskogo) skandal. Reformatory mgnovenno poterjali lico i nachali bestolkovo metat'sja: den'gi srochno zadnim chislom pereveli v blagotvoritel'nyj fond (prinadlezhaschij luchshemu drugu Gajdaru); Chubajs pered kameroj skazal, chto "Moj gonorar slishkom velik. Eti pretenzii spravedlivy."; srochno pojavilas' nakonec rukopis'. Konkurenty s bleskom otygrali eti metanija - exidnyj TV-kommentator tut zhe potrjas pered kameroj stopkoj stranichek v 15 so slovami: "Vot za eto Chubajsu zaplatili 450 000 dollarov!" Rezul'tat: chetvero mladshix reformatorov (v tom chisle ministr po privatizacii, ministr po gosudarstvennoj sobstvennosti i ministr po bankrotstvam) podali v otstavku, kotoraja i byla prinjata. Chubajs bylo tozhe podal (poslednim), no Elkin otstavku ne prinjal, ogranichivshis' vyrazheniem neodobrenija. Obschaja moral': 1) Kakie zhe schenki xvalenye "molodye reformatory", tak nelepo vsej tolpoj podstavivshis' i tak bezdarno sebja vedja pri skandale! Uzh rukopis'-to mogli by predstavit'... 2) Kakaja zhe <....> Elkin, posle vsego etogo skazavshij Chubajsu: "Nu ty poka porabotaj, a tam posmotrim..." 3) Kakoe zhe <......> Chubajs, soglasivshijsja prodolzhat' rabotat' na takix uslovijax! Obschij itog: V strane ostalsja odin bezogovorochno glavnyj politik - Elkin: Berezovskogo vygnali, Chubajsa s kollegami polupridushili, kommunistov ugovorili/podkupili, Chernomyrdin vsegda podcherknuto lojalen. Polnoe blagolepie. AA. From root Tue Nov 18 04:01:08 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 18 04:01:08 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 18 Nov 1997 04:01:07 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03869; Mon, 17 Nov 97 22:36:33 -0500 Message-Id: <9711180336.AA03869@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 09:27:43 -0500 (GMT) From: SETH To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Rus-Nazis, Orel, Russia Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I am doing some research on fascist-nationalist-neo stalinist groups in Russia today for a film to be shot next year. Could anyone please let me know of sources on the Internet where I can obtain information about such groups and where can I get more information about this specific case in Orel, Russia. Thanks Gaurav Seth TransVision International http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Lot/5218 From root Tue Nov 18 20:35:01 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 18 20:35:00 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 18 Nov 1997 20:34:59 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19804; Tue, 18 Nov 97 17:24:43 -0500 Message-Id: <9711182224.AA19804@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 09:24:36 +0200 (IST) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Ilya Ioslovich Subject: INFO-RUSS: MSc student position in Technion, Haifa, Israel Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Dr. Ilya Ioslovich Faculty of Agricultural Eng., Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel tel: +972 4 8292748 fax: +972 4 8221529 home: +972 4 8228467 e-mail: agrilya@tx.technion.ac.il Homepage: http://www.technion.ac.il/people/agrilya From root Wed Nov 19 00:08:37 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 19 00:08:36 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 19 Nov 1997 00:08:35 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20602; Tue, 18 Nov 97 22:42:54 -0500 Message-Id: <9711190342.AA20602@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexander Blank" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 17:34:08 +0000 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Anyone going to Moscow soon Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Berkeley CA 94704 (510) 649-4531 From root Sat Nov 22 03:10:49 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Nov 22 03:10:48 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 22 Nov 1997 03:10:47 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10082; Fri, 21 Nov 97 23:56:06 -0500 Message-Id: <9711220456.AA10082@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 13:41:52 -0600 (CST) From: elena pavlova Sender: epavlova@midway.uchicago.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: free-lance jobs in Chicago Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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If interested, please send a note and an electronic version of your resume to Elena Pavlova, Russia Consulting Division Coordinator, at pavlova@round.table.com From root Sat Nov 22 03:22:04 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Nov 22 03:22:04 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 22 Nov 1997 03:22:03 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10076; Fri, 21 Nov 97 23:55:59 -0500 Message-Id: <9711220455.AA10076@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 19:24:56 -0500 (EST) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Ellen Shindelman Subject: INFO-RUSS: Convert Rubles to US Dollars Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I returned from Ukraine and Russia this summer for the first time. I went to see where my grandfather was born in Lyubar, Ukraine and then took the train from Kiev to Moscow and then to St. Pete to sightsee. While in Moscow, I thought that I had my wallet stolen. In it were over a million rubles (I had just cashed $210 US). As miracles happen, I found it in a souvenir bag after I returned to the US. I cannot find an exchange bureau in Washington, DC to get US money for them. I also put an ad in the DC City paper for anyone planning to travel to Russia that would buy them from me. Nothing has worked out. Does anyone have suggestions for converting these rubles back to US dollars? And no, I have no immediate plans to return to Russia. Spaceba. Ellen Shindelman grapevyn@erols.com From root Sat Nov 22 03:37:45 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Nov 22 03:37:44 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 22 Nov 1997 03:37:43 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10088; Fri, 21 Nov 97 23:56:16 -0500 Message-Id: <9711220456.AA10088@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Yury_Smirnov@peoplesoft.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 16:01:38 -0800 Subject: INFO-RUSS: We have openings Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Please, contact me directly, Yury Smirnov, Yury_Smirnov@peoplesoft.com From root Mon Dec 1 18:56:37 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 1 18:56:37 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 1 Dec 1997 18:56:36 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19369; Mon, 1 Dec 97 15:04:37 -0500 Message-Id: <9712012004.AA19369@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 10:48:28 -0800 From: cnszjb Organization: MDI INTERNET INC To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: [Fwd: assistance wanted] Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <347DB645.708@szmdi.co.cn> Forwarded from russian-club@mit.edu Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 10:04:53 -0800 This is a Chinese company seeking for a native Russian-speaking person. We hope he/she will be able to working in Shen Zhen city,China.' Will you please recommend proper candidates or give me a hint of how to reach the right persons by net? Thank you. Howard Sun cnszjb@szmdi.co.cn From root Mon Dec 1 20:24:07 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 1 20:24:06 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 1 Dec 1997 20:24:06 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19403; Mon, 1 Dec 97 15:07:13 -0500 Message-Id: <9712012007.AA19403@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 16:20:36 GMT From: Converse@sesame.demon.co.uk (John Clews) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Transliteration standards Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Transliteration standards I am the chair of the International Organization for Standardization subcommittee responsible for transliteration (ISO/TC46/SC2: Conversion of Written Languages). This met from 12-14 May 1997 at the British Standards Institution in Chiswick, London, to review international standards in this area - both already published and under development. It also has an email list (see below): at present Cyrillic and Glaglolitc scripts have been under discussion. I am interested in any participation that you or any of your colleagues may be able to undertake, either in meetings or electronically, given your own necessary involvment in the multilingual use of computers. Despite computing standards like ISO/IEC 10646 and Unicode, there will always be a need for transliteration as long as people do not have the same level of competence in all scripts besides the script used in their mother-tongue, and may have a need to deal with these languages, or when they have to deal with mechanical or computerised equipment which does not provide all the scripts of characters that they need. The secretary (Evangelos Melagrakis from Greece) and I intend to make transliteration and ISO/TC46/SC2 far more visible and far more relevant to end users than it has been in the past. To enable this, an electronic mailing list for ISO/TC46/SC2 (tc46sc2@elot.gr) and an associated Web site (located at www.elot.gr/tc46sc2) has now been set up by ELOT (the Greek national standards body). We hope this list will attract researchers and scientists who can add useful information which might assist in developing standards on the Conversion of Written Languages. Scope of transliteration work in ISO/TC46/SC2's working groups. [WG1:] Transliteration of Cyrillic (work now combined with that of WG5) [WG2:] Transliteration of Arabic (work now combined with that of WG11) WG3: Transliteration of Hebrew WG4: Transliteration of Korean WG5: Transliteration of Greek, Armenian, Georgian and Cyrillic WG6: Transliteration of Chinese WG7: Transliteration of Japanese WG8: Transliteration and computers WG9: Transliteration of Thai WG10: Transliteration of Mongolian WG11: Transliteration of Perso-Arabic script WG12: Transliteration of Indic scripts SCRIPTS USED IN OFFICIAL LANGUAGES WORLDWIDE, AND SOME COMMON ORIGINS NB: if necessary, to avoid distortion, resize your viewer/printer if the word "origins" in the above line is not at the end of a line, and view or print with a fixed pitch font (Courier at 12 point or smaller is suggested). Latin Cyrillic Devanagari - - - Tibetan \ / / Gujarati \ / - Armenian / Bengali _ Mongolian \ / / Gurumukhi / Greek - Georgian / Oriya SOGDIAN Chinese | / SCRIPT / | / Telugu / PHOENICIAN BRAHMI - - Kannada SINITIC - Japanese / SCRIPT \ SCRIPT Malayalam SCRIPT \ / | \ \ Tamil \ Hebrew | Arabic \ Korean | \ \ - - Sinhala | \ | \ \ _ Burmese | \ Khmer | \ \ Ethiopic Divehi \ _ Thai (Ethiopia, (Maldives) Lao Eritrea) PHOENICIAN, BRAHMI, SOGDIAN and SINITIC scripts are no longer in use as such, but all other scripts listed above (used in 99% of the world's languages) can trace their ancestry back to these. The East Asian scripts listed above have a slightly more complex link: Chinese characters (hanzi in Chinese) still use similar shapes to the Sinitic characters used around 1200 BC. The Japanese and Korean scripts use Chinese characters (kanji in Japanese) together with their own phonetic script (kana in Japanese). Korean now often uses only the phonetic script (hangul) without using Chinese characters (hanja). Scripts not used at state level, and other historical scripts, are not shown above, except for the four scripts listed in capitals above, from which most other scripts are derived. The tc46sc2@elot.gr list on transliteration There are quite a few with an interest in transliteration in library catalogues on the list, but there are other potential users of transliteration too. One major advantage of email is the ability to involve far more people in the development of a common purpose than were involved before, to get user feedback, and expert opinion from various sources. There are now over 270 subscribers to tc46sc2@elot.gr, from 43 countries and territories, providing a global interest group in this area, covering all the scripts shown above. Subscribing to the mailing list for ISO/TC46/SC2 In order to join the list you should be actively involved in using transliteration systems, or in developing transliteration systems, and should be prepared to contribute to the list from time to time. If you wish to join the list, send an email to majordomo@elot.gr with this message in the body of the text: subscribe tc46sc2 your@email.address (but with your real email address replacing the string your@email.address). To find out further commands you can use, send the command "help" as the text of an email either to tc46sc2-request@elot.gr or to: majordomo@elot.gr To unsubscribe, send the command "unsubscribe" instead, omitting the "quotes" marks in both cases. This will tell you how to obtain copies of past messages etc., and other useful features. Once you are subscribed, you can send messages to tc46sc2@elot.gr and receive messages from other members of the list. Please reply where possible to the list as a whole, so that all can benefit: using the Group Reply function (pressing G on some email software) is the simplest way to achieve this. Other members will also be interested to see who else is joining the list, so it is useful to send a brief introduction (say, one or two short paragraphs) to tc46sc2@elot.gr at the outset, saying what languages, scripts and other things you are involved in. That is the most likely way to stimulate others to write on the subjects you are interested in! I look forward to seeing new participants on this list. Please feel free to forward this to anyone else who may be interested in transliteration standardisation issues, and to send any queries about the list to me. Yours sincerely John Clews and Evangelos Melagrakis (Chair & Secretary of ISO/TC46/SC2: Conversion of Written Languages) -- J. Clews, SESAME, 8 Avenue Road, Harrogate, HG2 7PG, England Email: Converse@sesame.demon.co.uk; tel: +44 (0) 1423 888 432 E. 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From root Tue Dec 2 00:50:43 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 2 00:50:41 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 2 Dec 1997 00:50:39 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20883; Mon, 1 Dec 97 21:25:43 -0500 Message-Id: <9712020225.AA20883@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Alexander Davidovich Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 15:42:21 -0500 (EST) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: HELP 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/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello everybody, A good friend of mine has endolymphatic hydrops. It is often confused with Meniers disease in the literature. The symptoms include: vertigo (dizziness), tinnitus (ringing in the ears), ear aches (deep ear pain), nausea (sick feeling), and headaches (obvious). All possible "regular" ways of treatment have been already tried out. Unfortunately, none of them has helped. I would really appreciate any relevant information on "alternative" medicine (sources/techniques/etc). PLEASE help! Sincerely, Sasha. -- Alexander Davidovich (sasha@ms.com) (212) 761-4120; (800) 864-8444 (pager) Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. 1585 Broadway, New York, NY From root Wed Dec 3 18:57:33 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Dec 3 18:57:32 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 3 Dec 1997 18:57:30 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25619; Wed, 3 Dec 97 16:00:28 -0500 Message-Id: <9712032100.AA25619@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 08:20:50 +1300 To: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) From: Maurice Winn Subject: INFO-RUSS: New Zelander arrested in Rostov Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Statement by QUALCOMM Incorporated Regarding Its Employee Richard L. Bliss On Tuesday, November 25, 1997, a QUALCOMM employee, Richard Loren Bliss, was detained by the Department of the Federal Security Service in Rostov, Russia. Mr. Bliss is a field technician who was in the process of installing and testing a wireless telecommunications system on behalf of Electrosviaz of Rostov Region, a QUALCOMM customer. To our knowledge, all of Mr. Bliss' activities were in accordance with Russian law, conducted in the normal course of business with a representative of Electrosviaz of Rostov Region present at all times. We do not believe that Mr. Bliss or QUALCOMM knowingly violated any Russian laws. We will continue to cooperate fully with the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and Russian officials in this investigation. Our immediate concern is for Mr. Bliss and his family, and we are working diligently to obtain his release and return him safely to the U.S. QUALCOMM has ongoing contracts to deliver modern telecommunications systems to Russia, and we will continue our work throughout the region. For more information, please contact Daniel Pegg, senior vice president of Public Affairs for QUALCOMM at 619-651-2577 or Julie Cunningham, vice president of Investor Relations at 619-658-4224. =============================================================== A msg from Maurice Winn, mqurice@ihug.co.nz who originated the posting of the above to INFO-RUSS: Dear info-russ friends, I have already suggested that Qualcomm withdraw from providing wireless services to Russia until they come up with some good reasons for kidnapping an employee. The local Russian embassy will be hearing from me - in person. I will advise the New Zealand government that I require them to take action against Russia if there is no evidence that Bliss was involved in any illegal activity. I'm quite used to taking action to get results and have been happy with my successes. I can help Bliss by finding things related to and supporting the Russian state and making their lives difficult. An unfortunate fact is that in dealing with such people, one has to confront them and reduce the value they get from their antics. Peace in our time is a nice idea, but the fact is that forever we must oppose and defeat the thugs of the world. Give them an inch and they take over. I tolerate much in my life because one can't fight all battles. But family, employees and friends tend to get some action in support. Bliss is an employee of mine by way of my shareholding in Qualcomm. I don't wish to profit from suffering of people who my company has put in harms way. Experience in similar cases is not so much what I seek. I wish to put pressure on thugs to get something useful to do. Acceptance by others is an effective pressure. If nobody is concerned, the Rostov jailers are encouraged in their actions. If they get a virulent response, they will be rather circumspect in future. I'm seeking response from people you know to tell the Russian authorities that they should refrain from such actions or find themselves left in the stone age with no service by outside world. Or reduced to it if they do not hand him back. If you wish to help, I would appreciate it. I'll leave it to you to find a way. If you want to have any further details, or want to join me in any action in support of Mr. Bliss, please get in touch with me. I will reply directly to anybody who responded to my posting, and not through info-russ. Sincerely, and thanks again for your effort. Maurice Winn, mqurice@ihug.co.nz =============================================================== From root Thu Dec 4 19:03:55 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Dec 4 19:03:53 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 4 Dec 1997 19:03:42 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14320; Thu, 4 Dec 97 18:04:02 -0500 Message-Id: <9712042304.AA14320@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 10:04:10 -0500 From: Nadezhda Pushkina Subject: INFO-RUSS: advice needed To: Info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, everybody, Could somebody help me with a practical matter? I am not sure of the safest way to take money with you when you go back to Russia, namely St. Petersburg. Does anybody know if traveller's checks are accepted there, and if there is any fee when you turn them into cash? Or is there a bank in St. Petersburg to transfer money to, and is there a fee to get your money from the bank? Also, at the border do you have to declare the amount you are bringing with you? Is it safe to do that? I no longer seem to know any of this. Please, help, any information would be appreciated. My address is npushkina@worldbank.org. Many thanks. Nadezhda Pushkina From root Thu Dec 4 19:33:48 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Dec 4 19:33:47 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 4 Dec 1997 19:33:36 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14326; Thu, 4 Dec 97 18:04:11 -0500 Message-Id: <9712042304.AA14326@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 21:04:14 -0500 (EST) From: Godik@aol.com To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: collaboration Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- To whom it professionally concerns: I have intention to organize some infrastructure named "Institute for Human Organism System Stability", or something like that. Such proposal was published by me several years ago in "IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology". The field of investigation is supposed to be that of dynamic stability of human body against various diseases, as well as against radical intervention of modern medicine and environmental pollution. The Institute should be directed to the development of integral noninvasive diagnostics of the organism stability, to the sensory initialization of the powerful organism's resources, to the investigating "good old medicine, in particular Oriental Healing Systems, by modern scientific methods. All these topics form the scientific basis of Alternetive (or Complementary) Medicine. I prefer to name it Integral Medicine to distinguish it from Modern Medicine which succeeded in disintegrating unique God's made self-control system. Unfortunately, serious scientists dominantly avoid this area due to repellent nonprofessional "ahinea" around it. Such happened that 15 years ago in Moscow (USSR Ac. Sci.) I, being already an experienced physicist-experimenter (and so very skeptical), was made to start professional work in this field with a team of talent students, dominantly from "MFTI". Behind the repelent exotic cover we found tremendous science, and any our achievement was useful for physicians. Unfortunately, our successful scientific team was destroyed during the "perestroika's" general "melting"... Now after getting the steady state conditions (via other business) in USA, I want to return to the main goal... Nowadays situation is very favorable for the Project, I am talking about. Very fast growing market for Alternative (Complementary) medicine opens good business perspectives for financing such science (in addition to grants). I address my message only to professionals (physicists, mathematicians, physiologists, psychologists and others), who have been ready to send similar proposals, based on their own experience. Let discuss together all aspects related to the Project. Also I am looking for skillful manager to participate in organizing reasonable for the purpose and reliable infrastructure. I am looking forward to hear from future partners. Eduard Godik Dynamics Imaging, Inc., NJ godik@aol.com From root Fri Dec 5 15:50:43 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 5 15:50:43 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 5 Dec 1997 15:50:42 -0500 From: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02291; Fri, 5 Dec 97 13:58:31 -0500 Date: Fri, 5 Dec 97 13:58:31 -0500 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 5 14:04:00 EST 1997 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Sat, Dec 5 97 14:15:59 EST From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Chem-to schelkal, v chem byl spryatan infrakrasnyi ob'ektiv... --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, subscribe, or unsubscribe mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu ======================================================================== Folks, this is to follow up our previous story on arrested "spy" in Rostov, Russia. Looks like the old Sov-Russ-paranoia about spies is back. BTW, note a correction to the previous info: Mr. Bliss is not New Zealander, he is our fellow American who works for a New Zealand company. Alex Kaplan, info-russ owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan ======================================================================== Reuters, Friday December 5 9:06 AM EST American Charged In Rare Russian Spy Case By Adam Tanner MOSCOW (Reuters) - A 29-year-old U.S. telephone technician was charged with espionage against Russia Friday in what officials say is the first such case involving an American since the end of the Cold War. A spokesman for the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Richard Bliss, who was arrested in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don Nov. 25, had been formally charged with spying. The text of the criminal charges was to be read to Bliss in English translation as he does not speak Russian, Russian television reported. But the exact wording of the charges was not made public as it was a state security matter, the report said. Bliss had been in Rostov for two months working to install a wireless telephone system when he was detained. He worked for San Diego-based telecommunications company Qualcomm. The U.S. Embassy has said Bliss was not a spy and Qualcomm also denied he was involved in espionage, saying he was performing routine tests to help install a wireless telephone system. U.S. officials earlier said they were continuing to press for his release and expected Vice-President Al Gore to telephone Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin later in the day to appeal for his release. "At the highest levels of government exchanges of information are flowing back and forth quite rapidly," said Qualcomm's head of government relations, Bill Bold. The FSB earlier said Bliss had carried out long-distance topographical surveys with what it called illegally-imported satellite receivers and obtained secret information about unspecified "restricted" buildings in the Rostov area. Dan Pegg, a Qualcomm senior vice-president, said Bliss was using global positioning system (GPS) equipment to measure the strength of radio signals from a central communications transmitter. Asked if Bliss could have worked as a spy without Qualcomm's knowledge, Pegg said: "They say never say never, but I'd say absolutely not." A resident of San Diego, Bliss had been in Russia about two months when he was detained, Pegg said. A high-school graduate who never went to college, Bliss worked for several communications companies before Qualcomm hired him six months ago to help install telephone systems worldwide. REUTERS@ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From root Mon Dec 8 16:20:53 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 8 16:20:52 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 8 Dec 1997 16:20:51 -0500 From: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02291; Fri, 5 Dec 97 13:58:31 -0500 Date: Fri, 5 Dec 97 13:58:31 -0500 Message-Id: <9712051858.AA02291@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 5 14:04:00 EST 1997 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Sat, Dec 5 97 14:15:59 EST From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Chem-to schelkal, v chem byl spryatan infrakrasnyi ob'ektiv... --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, subscribe, or unsubscribe mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu ======================================================================== Folks, this is to follow up our previous story on arrested "spy" in Rostov, Russia. Looks like the old Sov-Russ-paranoia about spies is back. BTW, note a correction to the previous info: Mr. Bliss is not New Zealander, he is our fellow American who works for a New Zealand company. Alex Kaplan, info-russ owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan ======================================================================== Reuters, Friday December 5 9:06 AM EST American Charged In Rare Russian Spy Case By Adam Tanner MOSCOW (Reuters) - A 29-year-old U.S. telephone technician was charged with espionage against Russia Friday in what officials say is the first such case involving an American since the end of the Cold War. A spokesman for the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Richard Bliss, who was arrested in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don Nov. 25, had been formally charged with spying. The text of the criminal charges was to be read to Bliss in English translation as he does not speak Russian, Russian television reported. But the exact wording of the charges was not made public as it was a state security matter, the report said. Bliss had been in Rostov for two months working to install a wireless telephone system when he was detained. He worked for San Diego-based telecommunications company Qualcomm. The U.S. Embassy has said Bliss was not a spy and Qualcomm also denied he was involved in espionage, saying he was performing routine tests to help install a wireless telephone system. U.S. officials earlier said they were continuing to press for his release and expected Vice-President Al Gore to telephone Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin later in the day to appeal for his release. "At the highest levels of government exchanges of information are flowing back and forth quite rapidly," said Qualcomm's head of government relations, Bill Bold. The FSB earlier said Bliss had carried out long-distance topographical surveys with what it called illegally-imported satellite receivers and obtained secret information about unspecified "restricted" buildings in the Rostov area. Dan Pegg, a Qualcomm senior vice-president, said Bliss was using global positioning system (GPS) equipment to measure the strength of radio signals from a central communications transmitter. Asked if Bliss could have worked as a spy without Qualcomm's knowledge, Pegg said: "They say never say never, but I'd say absolutely not." A resident of San Diego, Bliss had been in Russia about two months when he was detained, Pegg said. A high-school graduate who never went to college, Bliss worked for several communications companies before Qualcomm hired him six months ago to help install telephone systems worldwide. REUTERS@ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From root Mon Dec 8 18:25:00 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 8 18:24:59 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 8 Dec 1997 18:24:58 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24389; Mon, 8 Dec 97 14:17:39 -0500 Message-Id: <9712081917.AA24389@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for distributor From: kolobok@juno.com (Leonard A. Manevich) Date: Fri, 05 Dec 1997 23:36:14 EST Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- To whom it may concern: A Russian cultural and educational non-profit organization in Seattle is looking for a reliable and honest distributor who could help with distribution of a CD of Russian Fairy-tales released by the company. For more information please write: KOLOBOK@JUNO.COM or: 14136 N.E. Woodinville-Duvall RD., #107, Woodinville, WA 98072 kolobok@juno.com From root Mon Dec 8 18:40:44 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 8 18:40:43 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 8 Dec 1997 18:40:43 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24408; Mon, 8 Dec 97 14:18:05 -0500 Message-Id: <9712081918.AA24408@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 11:32:58 -0800 From: "Dr. Alexander Asanov" Organization: Dept. Chemistry MSU - Center Macromol Cryst@UAB To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Need an occasion from Moscow to USA Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks, I urgently need an occasion from Moscow to the US to bring a small (cigarette-size) box with glasses. If you know someone who will go from Moscow to the US before December 15, 1997 please let me know via e-mail: alex@ra.msstate.edu I will arrange everything for the best convenience of that someone. Thank you in advance. Alexander Asanov work: 601-325-7607 fax: 601-325-1618 home page: http://www2.msstate.edu/~alex/ From root Mon Dec 8 19:07:45 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 8 19:07:44 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 8 Dec 1997 19:07:42 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24395; Mon, 8 Dec 97 14:17:47 -0500 Message-Id: <9712081917.AA24395@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Leonid Litvak Subject: INFO-RUSS: openings To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 7 Dec 1997 13:30:13 -0800 (PST) Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Company: Center for Tribology, Inc. Location: Mountain View, California. Positions Available: 1. Software Engineer (2 positions) 1.1. Required: Expert knowledge of C++ and MFC. Knowledge of GDI is a plus. 1.2. Low level programmers. Required: expert knowledge of C. Knowledge of C++ and assembly languages is a plus. Experience with some of the following is helpful: interfacing with hardware, communication protocols, DSP programming, motor control, and data acquisition. 2. Hardware Engineer Experience with DSP design is required. 3. Director of Engineering Duties include coordination of operations of Software, Hardware, and Mechanical Engineering Departments and full product life cycle supervision. Center for Tribology is a 4 year old company located in the heart of Silicon Valley employing 30 people. CETR sells test equipment for various industries. The Business Journal named CETR, Inc. "The Fastest Growing Private Company in Silicon Valley" in 1997. CETR, Inc. offers excellent salaries, benefits, and stock options. Contact: Mark Tsimelzon mbt@cetr.com (650) 526-3822 From root Mon Dec 8 19:24:11 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 8 19:24:10 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 8 Dec 1997 19:24:09 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24383; Mon, 8 Dec 97 14:17:30 -0500 Message-Id: <9712081917.AA24383@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 22:30:56 -0500 (EST) From: Andi Frotman To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Serious advice is needed for a tricky question Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello everybody, My friend back in Ukraine has got a refugee status and wants to come to USA. He has to apply for the new foreign PMG passport. THE PROBLEM IS .... that he recently was involved in "some" scientific research. He is afraid that as soon as he applies for the PMG passport, he would be put under 5 year bar to leave Ukraine at all. Currently, he does have a regular foreign passport to go to any country. But in order to enter U.S. he has to get his refugee papers from MOM (Moscow office of Migration) which has to see the evidence of PMG stamp in the passport. I think that for American customs it doesn' matter if you have PMG stamp or not in the passport. One hint, the wife of this poor guy has applied for PMG passport alone and received it without any problem. 1) The question is if anybody of you, friends, have any experience in similar situation: A need to get papers from MOM and to leave the country without applying for PMG. 2) Can the wife of the guy get the papers from MOM for her husband and herself using only her passport? Then, they could leave the country separately, meet in some European airport and fly to the U.S. Please, help my friend - send me your ideas. Thank you very much in advance. Sincerely, Andi Frotman. Write me directly to andi@peter.eng.wayne.edu From root Mon Dec 8 20:06:24 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 8 20:06:24 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 8 Dec 1997 20:06:23 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24401; Mon, 8 Dec 97 14:17:55 -0500 Message-Id: <9712081917.AA24401@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Sergey Streltsov" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian-Easteuropean on-line conferences! Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 12:46:23 +0300 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Sergey Streltsov stgeorge@cityline.ru http://www.art.ru/stgeorge/ From root Fri Dec 12 17:37:51 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 12 17:37:50 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 12 Dec 1997 17:37:49 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07333; Fri, 12 Dec 97 16:55:41 -0500 Message-Id: <9712122155.AA07333@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 17:37:50 -0500 To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Union of Councils Subject: INFO-RUSS: UCSJ NEWS: Nikitin and Kharchenko Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- ****************************************** NEWS FROM THE UNION OF COUNCILS FOR SOVIET JEWS __________________________________________ http://www.fsumonitor.com | ucsj@ucsj.com | (202) 775-9776 [fax] ******************************************************** Contact Information: Jason Silberberg (202) 775-9770 (ext. 16) jsilb@ucsj.com For Release on: December 11, 1997 RUSSIAN ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFERS HOPE IN TWO PRISONER CASES Fast Track for Environmentalist; Bail for Political Detainee In an unprecedented Washington appearance, Dr. Yurii Skuratov, Attorney (Procurator) General of the Russian Republic today told a luncheon roundtable audience at the Heritage Foundation that his office might release Mrs. Larisa Kharchenko so that she may obtain urgently needed medical attention for heart disease and acute hypertension-conditions exacerbated by months of inhumane detention. The 50-year old St. Petersburg housing expert, who has been detained without access to medicine during months of interrogation by the Procurators' investigators in Moscow, has been identified as a material witness in a case authorities are trying to make against former St Petersburg mayor Anatoly Sobchak, who is presently living in Paris. Since late summer, her case has been raised with Skuratov by Amnesty International, the human rights group ATTENTION, and the Congressional Helsinki Commission, whose co-chairs, Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Senator Alphonse D'Amato (R-NY), wrote on Kharchenko's behalf in August. Skuratov's remarks were in response to a pointed question from the Helsinki Commission's Russia expert, John Finnerty, according to Micah H. Naftalin, UCSJ National Director, who also attended the luncheon. Reflecting bitterness that Sobchak had escaped the Russian jurisdiction, Mr. Skuratov nonetheless suggested that "Kharchenko may be granted release either on bail or possibly by signing a document promising not to flee the jurisdiction." Pretrial release is extraordinarily rare in Russia where defendants are still largely considered guilty until proven innocent. Naftalin noted that at the end of the luncheon, he presented the Attorney General with briefing papers on both the Kharchenko and Alexander Nikitin cases. (Nikitin has been incarcerated and/or interrogated for over a year under the bogus charge of giving away state secrets. He had published, on behalf of the Norwegian Bellona Foundation, a report on the nuclear health and environmental hazards of the Russian nuclear submarine fleet in the North Sea.) Obviously knowledgeable of both cases, Skuratov declared that he had recently ordered the Nikitin case to be handled on an "expedited basis" and said that Nikitin's lawyers have "expressed satisfaction with this procedure." Skuratov's remarks were part of a series of "Russia Working Group" luncheons, arranged by Heritage's Senior Policy Analyst, Dr. Ariel Cohen. According to Skuratov, "in the 175-year history of the Russian procuracy, this is the first time a Russian Attorney General has made a public speech in the United States." "It is important to note that gross human rights violations can be either compounded or rectified depending upon the response of government officials once they are made aware of them," Naftalin declared. "In these cases, despite the undue passage of time, we are encouraged that the Attorney General may have signaled his willingness to rectify these hardships. Hopefully, he will expedite these decisions and free these two individuals." Full information can be found on these two cases at UCSJ's web site, http://www.fsumonitor.com, and also at the following web sites: Nikitin: http://www.grida.no/ngo/bellona.nikitin.htm Kharchenko: http://views.vcu.edu/~dkapiton or http://www.amnesty.se/women/29da.htm -30- From root Tue Dec 16 20:52:55 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 16 20:52:55 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 16 Dec 1997 20:52:54 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14475; Tue, 16 Dec 97 17:42:39 -0500 Message-Id: <9712162242.AA14475@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 13:26:50 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Union of Councils Subject: INFO-RUSS: UCSJ Report: Torture in Kazakstan Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Torture in Kazakstan-A Special Report to UCSJ By Maria Pulman, staff attorney and caseworker Kazakstan-International Bureau on Human Rights in Almaty, written Oct. 20, 1997 Translated by Lena Cochran, Nov. 26, 1997 The extent of the citizens' lack of confidence in the authorities to defend their civil rights has reached a dangerous level. The round table discussion with workers in the State Investigation Committee, the General Procurator's Office, the Ministry of Interior Affairs and the President's Committee of Human Rights was held in June 1996. During this round table, the Kazakstan-International Bureau on Human Rights reported numerous instances of violations of human rights. The leaders of the organs of executive power acknowledged all these facts, but the situation has not been changed, and it is getting worse now. It is obvious that the leading organs of the executive branch of government are unable to improve this situation. And they do not do anything to stop these disgraceful, scandalous and even criminal practices that have been perpetrated with perfect impunity by government authorities. As a lawyer with the Kazakstan-International Bureau of Human Rights, I have access to evidence of the use of torture during the processes of investigation and inquiry, which is confirmed by documents. Following is only small part of this information: 1. Natalie Zabolotnaya lives in Pavlodar. She was arrested by the State Investigation Committee on suspicion of murder and was tortured: they handcuffed her to the radiator and put a plastic bag over her head in order to deprive her of air. They demanded a $10,000 bribe to stop the torture. Her physical injuries were documented by the state. The names and posts of the torturers are well known, yet they continue to work quite unconcerned. 2. Valeri Tonkonogov also lives in Pavlodar. During his interrogation, his jugular vertebrae were broken and his spinal cord damaged. Because of these serious injuries, he had to spend a long time in a hospital. Again, the names of his torturers are known. However, they received only disciplinary action and continue to work. 3. Viktor Rukavihsnikov lives in Almaty. He was arrested on suspicion of murder. His demands for legal counsel were ignored. During many days of interrogation, he was beaten times and his hands were chained to hot radiators. 4. Gennadi Dergachyov lives in Almaty. He was arrested on suspicion of theft. His interrogation resulted in serious physical injuries, including a broken spine. 5. A. Berdyshev lives in Almaty. He was arrested on suspicion of theft. During his interrogation, several of his ribs were broken and his kidneys were injured. His interrogators even threatened to throw him from a fifth floor window. 6. S. Sagibov lives in Almaty. He received serious physical injuries during an interrogation. 7. The Karibov Brothers live in the Dzhambul region. During their interrogation, their torturers put gas masks on their heads in order to deprive them of air. One of the brothers died during the interrogation. 8. Sabit Kashkimbayev lives in Almaty. He sustained injuries to his kidneys and ears. 9. Pavel Privalov lives in Kokshetau. The workers of the Kokshetau City Department of Interior Affairs, in addition to the usual methods of forcing testimony (including the gas mask), they took him outside into the freezing cold and threw cold water on his body. This list seems endless. Yet instead of bringing legal action against the torturers, the authorities tend to protect a notorious "honor code" with regards to their fellow security officials. The only responses the Bureau has received from the government with regard to these episodes state that "the facts cannot be confirmed." Union of Councils ucsj@ucsj.com *-*-*-*-*****************************************-*-*-*-*-* For more information about the events in the former Soviet Union check out our website at www.fsumonitor.com contact Jason Silberberg directly at jsilb@ucsj.com UCSJ 1819H St. NW #230 Washington, DC 20006 Office: (202) 775-9770 Fax: (202) 775-9776 *-*-*-*-*****************************************-*-*-*-*-* From root Thu Dec 18 15:07:22 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Dec 18 15:07:21 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 18 Dec 1997 15:07:20 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19586; Thu, 18 Dec 97 14:18:14 -0500 Message-Id: <9712181918.AA19586@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, 17 Dec 1997 17:49:40 -0800 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: chakhovs@ece.ucdavis.edu (Andrei G. Chakhovskoi) Subject: INFO-RUSS: FizTech diploma evaluation Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSS netters (especially Fiz-Tex alumni & affiliates) - Please, I need an advice related to evaluation of my education received in the former Soviet Union, specifically at the MFTI or MIPT - the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Perhaps some of you have encountered a similar problem before, or perhaps some of you will encounter a similar problem in a future. I will appreciate any information from you folks; and if this information will be useful I will prepare a summary which I will share by request. If you are not interested in this topic or have no relevant information - please skip this posting. In more details: I graduated form FizTech, and I got my 'Candidate' degree there as well. We all were told that FizTech is "one of the best" technical education institutions in the USSR and has a level of theoretical education, graduate research and practical training comparable to many good institutes in the world. We were also told that the "FizTech system" is built upon the model of education in Cambridge, MIT and so forth. Unfortunately, I do not have any official information on this subject. I moved to USA in 1992, I work for University of California for five years. Here, nobody ever questioned the origin of my diploma and doctoral degree as well as the quality of education in MFTI. Currently, I am trying to get a position at a local private university. In order to apply for this position, I was asked to (i) evaluate my education records, or (ii) to provide an information about the ranking of the MFTI programs and degrees. My questions are: 1. Has anyubody encounter a similar problem before? If so, how were you dealing with it? 2. Can you recommend a reliable US or Western-Europe-published source (book, magazine) containing information about MFTI, it's programs, it's rating etc.? (The annual Gourman Report had a rating of some USSR Universities (only Universities, no Institutes), but they stopped including them in the survey since USSR fell apart. Is it because the rating dropped too?) 3. Can anybody recommend a reliable diploma evaluation service which would provide a reference about MFTI or would conduct evaluation of my papers? What would be a reasonable cost and time for such an evaluation? How would such an agency rank the degree received in MFTI? I heard that some companies may evaluate the Soviet Institute Diploma as a BS and a Candidate as an MS. Is that true? An information about personal experience with such an agency would be greatly appreciated. 4. I have heard rumors that MFTI is among the few (5-?) Institutes in Moscow which rank is internationally recognized, and that MFTI now issues international-style MS certificates. Is that true? How to obtain such a certificate? Are these certificates recognized in the US? Are there similar PhD certificates? 5. A special request to IR-netters who hold a Professor title. Please, if you are graduated form the MFTI and if you work as Professors at American Universities in the fields of Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science - perhaps you could write some kind of a support letter? I think this letter should be addressed "to whom it may concern" and it should contain a statement like "based on my educational and professional experience I can certify that the requirements for the degree received at MFTI correspond to similar requirements for MS and PhD programs in physics and technology fields in the USA". Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, and have a great holidays, Andrei G. Chakhovskoi, Research Associate/Assistant Instructor University of California at Davis, Electrical and Computer Engineering Phone (916) 752-2735 chakhovs@ece.ucdavis.edu From root Mon Dec 22 18:07:52 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 22 18:07:52 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 22 Dec 1997 18:07:51 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25648; Mon, 22 Dec 97 17:13:49 -0500 Message-Id: <9712222213.AA25648@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 11:49:08 -0600 From: Alexander Kaplan To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Season greetings 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear info-russ folks, This is to display (once a year:-) a little sign of civility (:-) here on info-russ. I wish all of you Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah (as usually, it is your choice, or somebody's else up there:-), and Happy New Year, or any other happy holiday you care to celebrate (:-). Enjoy yourself, don't drink&drive, and be well. Holiday Season cheers, -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu www site address: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan INFO-RUSS: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html From root Mon Dec 22 18:28:23 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 22 18:28:23 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 22 Dec 1997 18:28:22 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25641; Mon, 22 Dec 97 17:13:25 -0500 Message-Id: <9712222213.AA25641@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 10:49:08 -0600 From: "Nicolai A>Avdulov" Organization: University of Minnesota & VA Medical Center To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Brain hunters/ placement specialists Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear netters: A friend of mine with more than 10 years of experience in the top pharmaceutical Research & Developement facilities in Russia and several years of experience in the state University in US is seeking for a job, preferably with a pharmaceutical company. He asked me to inquire if any of you have any suggestions on where to start and how to proceed. He also mentioned assistance of so called "brain hunters" or placement specialists, so if you can share the names/phones/whatever of any of those specialists with him, it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance and happy holidays to all, Nicolai Please, reply directly to me: avdul001@maroon.tc.umn.edu; ph. (612) 725-2051 (off); (612) 724-1526 (home), fax (612) 724-1526. Nicolai Avdulov From root Mon Dec 29 18:36:49 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 29 18:36:48 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 29 Dec 1997 18:36:47 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17099; Mon, 29 Dec 97 16:21:30 -0500 Message-Id: <9712292121.AA17099@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "cbeta" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: nevalyashka stranded in Moscow Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 23:42:03 -0800 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I am asking for someone who may be visiting Moscow soon, if they could please bring to U.S.A. a toy for my child , which because the post was so slow from St. Petersburg to Moscow,- failed to arrive in time to for a friend's departure.......... I would very much apreciate if someone has room for a nevaly- ashka, to contact me at: cbeta@ivnet.net Thank You, CBETA From root Mon Dec 29 18:48:19 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 29 18:48:18 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 29 Dec 1997 18:48:18 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17086; Mon, 29 Dec 97 16:21:00 -0500 Message-Id: <9712292121.AA17086@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Breslik Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 20:28:42 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Informational resources for foreign-born scientist. Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Regards, Michael Breslav Breslik@aol.com Senior Scientist Johnson & Johnson From root Mon Dec 29 19:18:51 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 29 19:18:50 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 29 Dec 1997 19:18:50 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17093; Mon, 29 Dec 97 16:21:11 -0500 Message-Id: <9712292121.AA17093@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Sergey Broude" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Fwd: Richard Bliss Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 21:02:15 PST Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- >From Maurice Winn Auckland, New Zealand -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) - An American telephone technician charged with spying in Russia has been allowed to return home for the holidays under an agreement with the Russian security service, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday. Richard Bliss, an employee of Qualcomm Inc, (Nasdaq:QCOM - news) a telecommunications firm based in San Diego, California, was arrested in Russia on Nov. 25 and accused of gathering secret information while performing surveillance work using satellite equipment. State Department spokesman James Foley said Bliss was to leave Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Tuesday and head back to the United States on a Qualcomm-chartered aircraft. ``We welcome, clearly, his release,'' Foley said. ``We have called for the dropping of charges and we continue to call for the dropping of charges which we believe are groundless.'' In Seattle, Bliss' father, Robert, said his son had been delayed by a severe snowstorm. ``He just called us and there has been a severe snowstorm,'' he said from his home in Longview, Washington. He said his son still expected to make it home to San Diego by sometime on Christmas Day. The telephone technician's lawyer in Russia, Valery Petrayev, said Bliss had been allowed home until January 10, although he might not have to return at that time. He said the release was a sign that Russia's Federal Security Bureau would not bring a formal spying case against him. ``They let him go for Christmas, New Year, until January 10 for the moment. Maybe longer, it depends on whether the FSB comes up with any evidence that he was spying,'' he told Reuters in Russia. "Who sends a spy home for Christmas? It's funny!" he added. Foley said the agreement was between Bliss, Qualcomm and the Russians and provided no further details. Bliss, 29, was formally charged with espionage, a charge which can carry a jail term of up to 20 years. Prior to the agreement, he was set free on bail but not allowed to leave the area of his arrest. He was accused of gathering secret information while performing surveillance work using satellite equipment. Bliss, his company and U.S. officials have all denied that he was spying. They said he was using standard land-surveying equipment as part of his work. Qualcomm, a San Diego-based maker of wireless communications gear, was working on projects in Chelyabinsk, Rostov and Moscow, and in October announced the launch of a high-tech $5.8 million wireless network in Rostov. The controversy grabbed the attention of U.S. lawmakers. A California congressman had asked President Bill Clinton to discourage Americans from traveling and doing business in Russia until the charges against Bliss were dropped. Senator Richard Bryan, a Nevada Democrat who had asked Clinton to intervene on the American's behalf, said in a statement that allowing Bliss to return home was a ``goodwill gesture'' but added that until charges are dropped it would remain ``a cloud over U.S.-Russia relations.'' Bliss' mother is a resident of Carson City, Nevada, and contacted him after her son's arrest, Bryan said. From root Mon Dec 29 22:10:30 1997 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 29 22:10:30 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 29 Dec 1997 22:10:29 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17105; Mon, 29 Dec 97 16:21:50 -0500 Message-Id: <9712292121.AA17105@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: csaba@ibm.net (Csaba Gabor) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Amsterdam -> Vladivostok road trip report Date: Sun, 28 Dec 1997 10:43:44 GMT Organization: Mathematics Consulting Reply-To: csaba@ibm.net Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Friends, After a nice winter and spring of contracting and dancing in New York, I spent the rest of the year (97) traveling. I did not think that I would be gone so long, but I can say that the second half of the year was mighty interesting. The rest of this is a summary of what has happened since then. I have tried to consolidate my email address list, but the missive is somewhat lengthy, and I apologize if you have received it in error. After dropping off my Toyota 4-Runner on July 3 at a port in New Jersey, I hopped on the plane to Oslo where I would meet my former college roommate, now a professor, and continue with him to Longyearben, Svalbard. While waiting in the warm sun on the grass outside the airport I beheld a new sight. The women there casually remove their blouses to catch a few rays in their bras. Not your normal American sight. Ken and I continued up to just south of the 80th parallel, where there was sun 24 hours. I got to go paragliding at 3am! Actually, it was not frigid (a good sweater was usually sufficient) as I imagined, and there was no snow at Longyearben, for Svalbard is almost a desert. Tennis shoes sufficed, but hiking boots are recommended. Ken and I parted ways at Oslo, and I flew into Berlin where I picked up the rental arranged through Auto Europe. The great thing about these rentals is they allow you to take the cars into the former Soviet Republics (with insurance), at a very reasonable price. After driving down to Budapest, that92s exactly what I did, going through the Baltic republics. I especially enjoyed Riga, and the people were very hospitable. Somehow, on a Friday afternoon, I managed to lose the keys to my steering wheel immobilizer (the kind that clamps onto the steering wheel and sits atop the dash). After I had retraced my steps several times, without finding any keys, a local shopkeeper called an emergency service on my behalf. Within 2 minutes, using only a screwdriver, he had the immobilizer apart. So much for protection and peace of mind - all a sham. But at least I had a mobile car again. I saw a Toyota station on the way out of town, and I almost got a replacement device (a club), but when it took them 20 minutes to unlock it after slipping it on, I demurred saying it was a little too secure. St. Petersburg and Moscow were big, impressive, and expensive, but I was not enamored of them. And Russian economics leaves one completely baffled - there is no middle layer. More interesting for me was a Russian banya I was directed to, and the evening I spent in one of the clubs in Moscow, where they had nice dance music for the first several hours. The IBM Internet solution that I had gotten simply did not work in Russia (and in fact they deactivated it behind my back without explanation), but I did manage to get word that my car had arrived ahead of schedule, so I raced back through the Scandinavian countries (Helsinki I really enjoyed while waiting for the ferry I missed because I hadn92t taken a time zone change into account) down to Amsterdam where I found the car sound. But the shipper screwed up big time, and not only did he ship the car on the wrong ship, but he neglected to put my personal items on the manifest and many were stolen. To top it off, they then told me that as a result it was actually I who would be smuggling the remainder past customs. I had a very pleasant time in Interlaken, Switzerland, on my way back to Hungary. The paragliding there is fantastic and I got in several flights. The Salzburg area, too, has some great places for paragliding. Once back in Budapest, allergy season hit like a sack of bricks in mid August, rendering me almost useless in preparing for the onwards trip. And indeed, such a preparation it was. I had invited my Polish uncle, Rysiek, to come along and together we stocked the car with parts for it and food and supplies for us. By the time we were done, we literally could not see out the back of the car as it was stuffed to the ceiling, mostly with food provisions for 80 days. And here we started to notice the problems with the car that would plague us halfway across Asia to Almaty, always with the wheelbase. It would have been better had Toyota not sold me a lemon in the first place, because all the problems we encountered could be traced back to the original manufacturing, which Toyota did not stand behind, since the warranties only apply in North America. Hello from Baku, My uncle and I left from Budapest on September 1 and have been heading east. We went through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and then spent about 10 days in Turkey having a few adventures. We climbed to the top of the tallest mountain in central Turkey (Erciyes, near Kayseri and Ankara), and I almost lost my car in the great salt lake (Tuz Golu) to the southeast of Ankara when it started to sink in. It was my own fault for having driven onto the lake, but I had no idea that 6 inches beneath the apparently bone dry salt was a layer of water and mud. By the time we got it out several hours and a tractor later, the underside was coated with the salty mud, that we needed a major wash for, before the car would drive properly again (the wheels were not balanced now since the mud was not uniformly distributed within them). We continued past Mt. Ararat into Georgia and cut up to Russia to try to climb Mt. Elbrus but a storm moved in. We slept for two nights at 4200 meters (almost 14,000 feet), and then followed the caretaker of the hut we were staying in down in a whiteout to the tram going down. Then we went back to Georgia through Ossetia. The most interesting thing was that even though we were looking very hard, we never saw the Georgian border guards or customs. Technically, we were in Georgia illegally! The saving grace was that they had forgotten to stamp our passports on the way out. Really, now that we're out, it's too funny for words. I've never seen this happen. Now, I am in Baku. Stay away from Azerbaijan. It's not unsafe for you, but it's bad new for your money because everyone tries to scam you or rip you off. Each time someone nice comes along, the next person ruins it. Georgia, on the other hand, was really nice. Everywhere the people were very friendly. And their food and pastries were great (their main staple is a glorified ravioli). Tomorrow we will try to sail to Turkmenistan across the Caspian. It's hit and miss. Maybe there will be a ferry tomorrow, maybe not. These things are hit and miss here. If there is a ferry, the next time I'll be online is probably in about 10 days from Tashkent. Regards, Csaba (2.X.97) Dear Friends, I have finally sorted out my email situation, and I thought I'd let you know what I've been up to the last month. It's been a lot more slow going than I've thought, but quite interesting none the less. My uncle and I are now in Almaty as I write this, and I expect to be in Irkutsk within another 10 days. We took a ferry across the Caspian Sea from Baku to Turkmenbasy, and it was really pleasant. I enjoyed Turkmenistan quite a bit. It's mostly desert and there are lots of dromedaries all around and crossing the road - sort of like cows in other countries. We even had camel milk. We went through the Karakhoum desert and got caught in a once a year rain/dust storm where the water drops contain dust. When we got to the border with Uzbekistan at Charjew, we were turned back at midnight because of a visa mess (we were very angry because the consul in Vienna old us that there would not be a problem). So we had to drive all night (about 850 km) to Ashgabat to get a visa on Friday for Kyrgyzstan, a country where we didn't need the visa (otherwise we'd have to sit out the weekend). Then there was another mess on Saturday midnight at the border when they didn't want to let us through for three more days, because that's when the visa valid period started (we figured 3 days though Uzbekistan to Kyrgyzstan). The thing that saved us was when the guard pointed out that it was my uncle's birthday! Once we were in, traveling around was not a problem, but the Uzbeks and the Kazakhs try to rip you off at every step. Bukhara was especially nice as it was not overly touristy yet, and we met a young couple who had been traveling in this area of the world for 2 years! Unfortunately, we had only three days to transit Uzbekistan (we didn't yet understand the way things really work with visas once inside the borders), so we left through Tashkent to Kazakhstan without getting a chance to see it. We found that one of our spare benzene canisters in the luggage rack leaks fumes which saturated some of our food there and destroyed a pair of my shoes. Also, it gave us the benzene burps for several days. 20 Kyrgyzstan is beautiful especially if you like the high, arid desert plains. It was the first area since our trip started that we weren't stopped by police, because we were in such a remote area in the high country. A tractor with one high beam light took the left rear view mirror completely off the car. We were lucky that nothing more happened. Now we plan to go around Issyk Kul (lake) and then go through Almaty. In Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, we went to the US Embassy to find out about where to get car parts, and while we were there, a woman walks up to us and says, "That's my car!" Kelly is an embassy worker who shipped her Toyota 4 Runner (at government expense, of course) all the way to Kyrgyzstan. After we had talked with her awhile, she asked if her dad, Wally, who just happened to be visiting, might not come with us on our trip around the lake (Issyk Kul). We agreed, subject to working out the details. On our way out of town, we stopped at a Turk Petrol station to fill up, and in 300,000 miles of driving, I have never experienced such a station. It was manned by young women, and as soon as we stopped two of them were practically all over us, with a third coming to offer coffee. A real service station. We drove to Issyk Kul (the lake) and camped the first evening with the temperature just dipping below freezing at 1600 meters elevation. The next day we had another unusual gas station experience. This time, a little tyke comes out to pump the gas and he is so young that he has to hold the pump over his head. To top things off, so to speak, the person after us was a horse rider who came to fill up a gas canister. I hope the photo where it looks like the horse is getting gas turns out OK. We drove up into the mountains and had some terrific views and scenery. We were basically on a high plain at 3300 meters, but the high pass is at 4000 meters. The road was passable dirt and gravel the entire time. Wally was ready to turn back an hour before evening, but we convinced him that we should go on to the checkpoint where we would find out if we could continue on. It turned out that we were let through without a problem, but I think Wally was happy that he came, anyway, as we got to stay in a local's house (the village was made up of 3 families and 2 were away). The temperature went down to -13 C (cold). The Russians at the control point were actually the most pleasant official Russians that I've met and there was no problem in going through. We simply had to register, and they didn't care about permission. We spent most of the day traveling 60 miles, at an average rate of 12 miles an hour on the bad road. Only to find out that the road really was out and that there was no way around. To compensate us for our time, we were rewarded with views of very nice mountains (although not particularly breathtaking) to the south. But the best thing was that at the control point at the far end, we found some bactrians grazing, and got some good shots. We stayed again with the same locals that evening. The next day, we went back down to the lake, but on the way we stopped at the high pass and went up to one of the peaks there. Unfortunately, Rysiek tried an alternate route that put him on a glacier that was too steep to go up, so only I got to the top at just shy of 4500 meters. From here we continued around the lake and crossed into Kazakhstan without actually realizing when we got into Kazakh territory. The road was really the poorest that I saw since Georgia. Now we are stuck in Almaty until Toyota puts my car together. It was having a problem with the half axle that looked serious, but they say that it will be able to make it to the end of the trip. Hopefully, they can put it back together again. One of the really good things about Almaty is that we have found a store here that sells some American products such as instant oatmeal. We also finished up our Yachtzee series, and now I have taught Rysiek about cribbage, and he is already playing well. From here, we will head north. Hope all goes well with you. Regards from Almaty, Kazakhstan (31.X.97) Csaba Dear Friends, When last I wrote to you it was from Almaty, Kazakhstan at the end of October. If you haven't received the previous reports about my trip across Russia and would like them (prior portion is about twice as long), or you would rather not be reading this, please let me know and I'll update my setup accordingly. Turns out that there is a country western style/Mexican place in Almaty that celebrates Halloween, and I went with a Kyrgyz Russian interpreter who I met earlier in the day to check it out while my uncle got in a last climb in the mountains by Almaty. The party didn92t get going till quite late, but I92ll be danged if there weren92t costumes in the place. I volunteered my partner, when they asked for a translator, to translate the spiel of the American DJ, and she did a great job. It was actually quite a pleasant place, but the level of ballroom dance there is at about the same level as in the states - pretty much nil. Interestingly, the music was more disco and rock than Latin, and a good time was had by all. The car was back in one piece. Turns out that Toyota had sold me a lemon right from the very start with worn bearings in the axle (in the 4WD mechanism). The techs pronounced it safe enough to travel on, however, and so we were determined to continue. We headed north as the weather turned cold and the Indian Summer evaporated. For the first time, as we left, we had to watch for ice coming out of the hotel. The bandits some of the Almaty residents described never materialized, although Rysiek did have to talk his way out of a speeding ticket. When we crossed back into Russia, near Barnaul, it was almost a non event. We did not get a stamp in the passport (because of the cross border agreement with several of the CIS countries), and if we wouldn92t have insisted they would have let us freely go without filling out any papers (customs documents). It would have been stupid to do so, and we insisted. We spent that night in Barnaul, and the next morning as we are about to exit the city proper on a bridge over a river, Rysiek must stop for a photo since it92s the Ob River. We walked down a side path where we saw someone coming up, and snapped a photo each. There were some shacklike buildings in front of us, and a German Shepherd starts barking, and soon we are taken into custody by the soldiers there, no kidding! We had violated a law (no matter that it wasn92t posted) by photographing a strategically important bridge. Laugh if you will, but our photos were at stake here. The KGB successors were called in since the soldiers were not allowed to deal with foreigners. Actually the director there was almost as uncomfortable as we were, and we finally broke the strained atmosphere when I asked if there was a game of chess. The director had one in his desk the whole time, and practically jumped over his desk in his eagerness to play. Of course within 10 minutes the (former) KGB had arrived. We signed a statement confessing to the great crime of strategic bridge photography, they told us not to do it again (never mind how we could have known), and we were allowed to keep our photos. We hurried up to Novosibirsk to meet with a colleague of Rysiek92s wife, a young, but well known Russian professor. He and his wife put us up in their small apartment which we shared with the two cutest dachshunds, Charlie and Chaplin. Lovable brothers they were, and veritable torpedoes as they raced around the two rooms of the apartment investigating anything that caught their fancy or attention. We were fortunate to catch the warmest November day in recorded history - it would be my last taste of above freezing temperatures until leaving Russia. Along the way to Irkutsk, we got a taste of a real Russian banya attached to the home of the person that invited us for the night, when the hotel wouldn92t even open its doors to us upon finding that we were foreigners. On another day, we decided to camp (you just can92t drive through Siberia without camping at least once, even if it is November) in the -15 C weather. Irkutsk at last! We stayed at another professor92s place, again a colleague of my aunt. Every night we were obliged to down a vodka shot before dinner. One day we went to visit the nearby Lake Baikal. The Lake is sizable, but its real impressiveness is below the surface where it is the deepest lake, with a huge volume. Visibly more impressive to me was the museum that they have built next to it - extremely well done, with visitors from all over the globe. It was also difficult to find a fish for dinner but we finally managed, though we had to eat it with our hands. Yum. Rysiek and I parted ways after much investigation into whether an onward route was feasible for me. All anyone could say was that the road was very bad, and many had come back from Vladivostok with cars, but no one had actually driven on that part of the road. A large gamble and a huge detour if unsuccessful, I at last decided that the worst thing was not to know. My mind was made up. The first three days were right on schedule, and I was in Chernishevsk (past Chita) on the night of October 20th. By this point the temperature each night was in the -20s (C) and the car was complaining mightily in the mornings, making a racket as if it was ready to fall apart, and I hit upon the solution that I stuck with for the rest of the trip. I would park the car in a heated garage. Only problem was that these were tough to find, and not open to the public. Fortunately, an ignorant foreigner was usually a good enough reason most nights, but sometimes it took some patience. The first night I slept with the car in a heated bus garage. From here came four grueling days of driving hell. I found out that 84very bad road" was an understatement. Of course, I would not have believed how really bad it was, but there were sections where it took me 12 hours to do 120 miles. That is a very low average speed, but at least I was not one of those for whom that stretch took 2 solid days. I scored a major win when, 5 miles after one town, with the road becoming progressively worse, there was a truck embedded in the road, tilted to one side, passing it being impossible (so far as I could see). One of the truck passengers asked me to give him a lift back to town so he could get a tractor. I was ready to put my car onto the train at that point, so I readily agreed. Heck, if they were mafia, my car was already gone, but they probably wouldn92t be going to such extremes. There was no way to put the car onto the train, and there was no tractor either, but they had gotten their truck free in the meantime so I gave him a ride back and we formed a two car convoy. The man was so impressed by the fact that I, a foreigner, had been the first person in 6 hours willing to give him a ride back (evidently others made it past somehow) that he put me and my car up in the next major town for two nights. I really felt like the Samaritan of the fable. I continued on for the second two days of driving hell from Mogocha. The worst parts were where stream or river crossings were necessary on ice. Actually, what was bad was when factories would dump warm water, and the ice would become thin and break underneath the car. Those were scary. Then there was a 2 km. stretch of non road where pushing was a common mode of getting the car across the frozen field. Finally, after Skovorodino, the driving was back to Siberian normal. I got to know the inside of train, bus, tractor, taxi, and tanker garages until I got to Khabarovsk and found a private one. For the first time in two weeks, I could relax as I was befriended by a kind 20 year old English student. Cute, too. Finally, it was time to go to Vladivostok, and I have to say that it is the only city in Russia (that I've seen) that I consider inherently beautiful (based solely on phsyical geography). It reminds one right away of San Francisco. This place has great potential if they can only solve their politics. For example, the city has almost no water, and it was on only a few hours out of each day. I was invited to a rock & roll party as I took a stroll on the bay (it's frozen over) so I went to check it out. Yup. Same scene as in America only the attendees are much younger (we're talkin most people are 15 to 21), and more drunker, with not a chance to be heard. It took two days to get my car aboard the ship, mostly sitting and waiting for various customs officers, and now I only had to secure my airplane ticket. Oops, I had clean forgotten Christmas affects plane travel, and now I had to scramble to get a ticket. But on Dec. 22, I was headed for home, greeted at the plane by one of Santa92s helper92s = dressed in the cutest little elf outfit. America, I92m a comin92 home. I wish you a wonderful holiday season as I write this from Portland, OR, where I have shared Christmas with my parents and brother. Concrete plans are not so many as I unwind a bit, but I shall be in New York before too long once my car arrives. Have a great New Year92s. My email address has now reverted to csaba@ibm.net If you have sent me anything since Dec. 21, I did not get it. Please resend. Happy New Year, Csaba Peter Gabor, Portland (27.XII.97) From root Wed Dec 31 14:37:56 1997 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Dec 31 14:37:55 1997 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 31 Dec 1997 14:37:54 -0500 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19951; Wed, 31 Dec 97 13:14:29 -0500 Message-Id: <9712311814.AA19951@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 1997 15:16:21 -0500 To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: olavrent@kentvm.kent.edu (Oleg D. Lavrentovich) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Postdoctoral positions Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 open positions at the Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW. Immediate position in liquid crystal research focusing on thin films for optical applications. Prepare and characterize anisotropic films with tailored properties. Interact with scientists from Liquid Crystal Institute and industry but work independently to advance the art of liquid crystal materials. Organic thin film forming experience is highly desirable. Ph.D. with experience in physics and/or chemistry of organic thin films is required. Qualified applicants submit resume, letters from three professional references, and outline of research experience by February 1, 1998 to E.M. Landry, Operations Administrator Liquid Crystal Institute Kent State University Liquid Crystal Institute/Materials Science Building P.O. Box 5190 Kent OH 44242-0001 ============= POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW. Immediate position in liquid crystal research focusing on electrooptics and diffractive optics. Project involves design and characterization of liquid crystal cells as beam steering and diffractive elements. PhD is required. Qualified applicants submit resume, letters from three professional references, and outline of research experience by February 1, 1998 to E.M. Landry, Operations Administrator, Liquid Crystal Institute Kent State University Liquid Crystal Institute/Materials Science Building P.O. Box 5190 Kent OH 44242-0001 ====================== Oleg D. Lavrentovich Associate Professor Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program and Liquid Crystal Institute Kent State University Kent Ohio 44242 tel (330) 672 4844 fax (330) 672 2796 email olavrent@kentvm.kent.edu http://lci.kent.edu

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