INFO-RUSS archive, July 1, 1998 - December 31, 1998

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From root Wed Jul 1 08:47:55 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jul 1 08:47:54 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 1 Jul 1998 08:47:54 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27270; Wed, 1 Jul 98 05:14:48 -0400 Message-Id: <9807010914.AA27270@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 19:28 +0300 From: To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Fotovistavka "Israil-50" 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dorogiye druzy'a, Ya priglashayu vsex posetit' moyu fotovistavky "Israil'-50", otkrivshuyusy v site Mezhdynarodnogo ychebnogo tsentra Soxnuta www.jajz-ed.org.il/50/act/fifty/index.html Ya bydy blagodaren za otzivi i rad dat' neobxodimiye raz'yasneniya k syuzhetam. S yvazheniye, Roman Kris KRIS@vms.huji.ac.il From root Wed Jul 1 09:10:39 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jul 1 09:10:39 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 1 Jul 1998 09:10:38 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27276; Wed, 1 Jul 98 05:14:56 -0400 Message-Id: <9807010914.AA27276@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 1 Jul 1998 00:36:45 -0700 (PDT) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Dmitri Kossakovski Subject: INFO-RUSS: Scanning Probe Microscopy? 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Guys, anybody doing Scanning Probe Microscopy development/experiments (AFM, STM, NSOM)? I have some fresh info I want to share. Mitya Dmitri Kossakovski California Institute of Technology 127-72 Pasadena, CA 91125 Phone: 626-395-2778 FAX: 626-568-8824 Pager: 626-432-1183 EMail: mitya@cco.caltech.edu http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~mitya (last updated 2/27/98) From root Wed Jul 1 09:25:15 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jul 1 09:25:14 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 1 Jul 1998 09:25:13 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27264; Wed, 1 Jul 98 05:14:36 -0400 Message-Id: <9807010914.AA27264@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 15:15:41 -0400 To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Julia Sigalovsky Subject: INFO-RUSS: Position available Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- BOOKKEEPER A/R Engineering Consulting company is looking for a bookkeeper for Accounts Receivable. Position is part-time, approx. 16 hours per week, flexible hours (some of the work can be done on weekends, evenings etc.). Can grow into a full time position. Responsibilities: 1. Writing invoices using QuickBooks Pro software twice a month 2. Summaries of A/R (Excel) 3. Collection calls Qualification required: 1. Good English a must 2. Knowledge of bookkeeping, A/R experience is preferred 3. QuickBooks Pro and Excel experience is preferred Please call 508-872-8495 or e-mail directly to me. Julia Sigalovsky geotek@tiac.net From root Sun Jul 5 07:53:15 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jul 5 07:53:14 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 5 Jul 1998 07:53:14 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03874; Sun, 5 Jul 98 07:19:38 -0400 Message-Id: <9807051119.AA03874@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: allab@ilx.com Date: Fri, 29 May 98 11:49:14 -0500 Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, I'm trying to get information about sunday or evning scholls that gives Math and/or Russian Language/Literature classes in NYC metropolitan area for teenagers. If you have any information please respond directly to my address: allab@ilx.com. Thank you very much. Alla Blitsman allab@ilx.com From root Tue Jul 7 10:30:52 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 7 10:30:52 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 7 Jul 1998 10:30:51 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06635; Tue, 7 Jul 98 10:30:44 -0400 Message-Id: <9807071430.AA06635@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Amrusrubb@aol.com Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 14:52:32 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: New polymer 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 professional journal in the field of Polymer Science and Technology: "Russian Polymer News" (ISSN 1093-2984) published in English quarterly by AM-RUSS Rubber and Plastics Consulting since 1996. In the journal we publish materials in the following areas: - rubber technology - plastics technology - coatings technology - biomaterials - drug delivery systems - ecology - business and research proposals - reviews - advertisements For more information and Tables of Contents of the journal's previous issues contact us by phone/fax (201) 703-7952 or mail: P.O. Box 32 Fair Lawn, N.J. 07410 or E-mail: amrusrubb @aol.com. Visit us on the Internet: http://members.aol.com/ruspolnews. President and Publisher Dr. Gregory I. Brodsky From root Tue Jul 7 10:55:07 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 7 10:55:06 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 7 Jul 1998 10:55:05 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06647; Tue, 7 Jul 98 10:31:00 -0400 Message-Id: <9807071431.AA06647@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 13:20:30 -0700 From: budsrus Organization: indica gardens To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: language translation 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 trying to learn the Russian language, and am looking for a translation program. such as Lingvo5. Can somebody suggest where I can d/l this program in its full? spasibo! budsrus@urchin.net From root Tue Jul 7 11:07:34 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 7 11:07:33 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 7 Jul 1998 11:07:32 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06641; Tue, 7 Jul 98 10:30:52 -0400 Message-Id: <9807071430.AA06641@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Inga Clemens" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: "DESTINATION - CANADA" mailing list Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 08:01:46 -0700 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- For your information: we have started to host the "DESTINATION-CANADA" mailing list. This is a useful resource for people seriously considering immigration to Canada. By posting messages to the list you could obtain professional advise from immigration consultants and peers. To subscribe mail to info@wrconsulting.com with the following message text: subscribe ImmList. More info at www.wrconsulting.com Regards, Nik IngaClemens@WRConsulting.com From root Tue Jul 7 14:53:30 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 7 14:53:30 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 7 Jul 1998 14:53:29 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06660; Tue, 7 Jul 98 10:31:17 -0400 Message-Id: <9807071431.AA06660@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 22:37:35 -0400 (EDT) From: Biana Brukman To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: new address for TashkentInfo 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Deat friends, Just wanted to let you know that the TashkentInfo Pages have moved to http://www.vintik.net/tinfo/ TashkentInfo Pages contain information about Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The major part of the pages is Directory, that contains information about over 310 people that used to live in Tashkent and now moved elsewhere. The page also contains other information about Tashkent. If you have any questions, e-mail vintik@vintik.net Biana Brukman Webmaster --------------- My homepage and the TashkentInfo web site have moved to http://www.vintik.net. E-mail vintik@vintik.net From root Fri Jul 10 19:48:35 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 10 19:48:34 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 10 Jul 1998 19:48:33 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28082; Fri, 10 Jul 98 17:07:52 -0400 Message-Id: <9807102107.AA28082@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 15:44:54 -0400 From: Alex Kister To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Weekend school info Status: ORS --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Coordinator, Two of my friends ( both are mathematicans), simultaneously forwarded to me the same message: somebody inquired about Sunday Russian school for math and Russian and posted this inquiry at INFORUSS. This way I heard first time about your mailing list. I have an answer to this question and believe it might be of interest for many people and kindly ask you to broadcast the following info: Last year Weekend school named SchoolPlus was established in NJ with location at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. We have had a very good response from our Russian-speaking community and during the year opened three more branches: North Jersey (in Teaneck at Dickinson University), Philadelphia (at UPENN) and Brooklyn, NY. Let me introduce our SchoolPlus. First, a few words about myself: I graduated from Moscow Lomonosov State University, where I also earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, and then worked there for many years in a research lab. Parallel to research, I was involved in the field of science school students education, teaching gifted school children, runing biological "kruzhki", participating in Biology School of Correspondence, etc. After my family emigrated in 1989 to the US, I continued research at Rutgers University. Recently, together with my partners at Target Consulting, I founded an enrichment program named SchoolPlus to provide more educational options to school students. The idea was inspired by our Russian experience - we are missing so much the stimulating atmosphere of the various "kruzhki", special math schools and Olympiads of our childhood. Unable to find a substitute of all these important educational activities for our children here, in the States, we finally started our own Weekend Program. The primary goal of the program is to present school students with a more challenging and exciting perspective on sciences, mathematics, languages and to bring out the "taste" of the study of these basic disciplines (which taste is all too often lost after years of schooling). Our teachers are mostly from the University Research Communities: graduate students, postdocs and professors. For example, SchoolPlus branch located at Rutgers University has two teachers, who are Professors at Rutgers University, and two, who are graduate students from Princeton University. Most of our teachers have Russian educational background (teachers of English excepted), have studied in schools and as undergraduates and sometimes as graduates in Russia and currently are working at American Universities and Colleges. Although we bring our educational traditions from Russia, and so are reffered to as the "Russian" school, we certainly do not teach in Russian, but in English. Our classes are small: maximum is 12, average is 8-9 students in class. Main subjects are Math, Russian, English, but physics, biology, programming, French, history of art, chess are also offered. The programs are original and are developed by our teachers. Math and science are easy subjects to offer - everybody agrees that we need to educate our kids and raise their math and science level. We certainly do not like them to finish school without even having heard about Newton's Laws. But many cultural questions are less simple and related to the fact that our children are children of emigrants or are even themselves emigrants. For example, do our children really need to maintain (or learn) Russian? Our answer is in the affirmative, and not only for educational reasons, but, perhaps more importantly, for family reasons: in order for children not to loose ties with their parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, they need to speak the same languague. But why would our children need help with English, don't they speak it fluently? However, it should be remembered that most of the kids do not hear English at home and did not read in childhood English books, and so their language skills are often flawed. These flaws can be remedied, but in a way which takes into account this specific situation. And yes, we give students home assignments: we just do not know any way to learn without learning. I just briefly outlined some concepts and approaches. For detailed information about our SchoolPlus, please call (732) 246-4150 or 1-800-707-6657 We also are also looking for teachers to open new branches of SchoolPlus. Respectfully, Olga I. Fookson, Ph.D. SchoolPlus Principal From root Tue Jul 14 19:51:26 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Jul 14 19:51:24 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 14 Jul 1998 19:51:24 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01132; Tue, 14 Jul 98 18:38:21 -0400 Message-Id: <9807142238.AA01132@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 18:37:33 -0400 From: Vladimir Rosenzwaig Subject: INFO-RUSS: Need help To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: ORS --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, everybody ! My company (Israeli based) sends me for a short period (appr. 7-8 mnths) to Washington DC area. Actually this is Arlington, VA Pentagon City. I am looking for apartment to rent in quiet friendly environment not far from this place (may be a metro line ?) and not expensive too much. Can anybody give me directions ? I'll appreciate your advice. My E-mail : jrvladr@hotmail.com Vladimir Rosenzwaig From root Wed Jul 15 17:50:00 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Jul 15 17:49:59 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 15 Jul 1998 17:49:58 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17033; Wed, 15 Jul 98 11:23:24 -0400 Message-Id: <9807151523.AA17033@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 21:33:25 +0000 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Leon Khaimovich Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for FizTekh alumni working in social sciences in the NIS 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 will greatly appreciate help in finding educational institutions in the NIS where PhysTech alumni or people with comparable preparation in applied math work on modeling social phenomena. This coming fall I am going to spend 3-4 months in the NIS on the grant from IREX helping to establish/elaborate social scientific curricula. Currently I am finishing my PhD in Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Because of my interest in empirically grounded modeling of social phenomena, especially group problem solving and decisions making, and my background in physics I should be most useful working for the program with similar areas of concentration. Please e-mail me directly at LKHAIM@pitt.edu. I have to submit my preferences to IREX until the end of this week, i.e. July 17, and will appreciate a quick response. Leon Khaimovich. ______________________________________________________ Leon Khaimovich PhD Candidate e-mail:LKHAIM@pitt.edu 557 Learning R&D Center phone: 412/624-5613 University of Pittsburgh fax: 412/624-9149 From root Sun Jul 19 23:54:18 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jul 19 23:54:17 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 19 Jul 1998 23:54:17 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04668; Sun, 19 Jul 98 22:17:00 -0400 Message-Id: <9807200217.AA04668@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 20:10:11 -0400 From: Alexander Plaks To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Leningrad Polytech degree 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 netters I need an advice about how to confirm Russian university degree in the US. My story: I graduated from St. Petersburg State Technical University (former Leningrad Polytechnic Institute) in 1993 and got a master's degree in Electrical Engineering. It was written in my diploma: "Master of science". After graduation I studied for four years for my Ph.D. at the same university. Now I'm a Ph.D. student at the University of Akron, Ohio. The problem is that my Russian master's degree is considered only as a bachelor's here. So my questions are: 1. Does anybody have any experience of confirmation of Russian master's degree in the US? 2. Does anybody have any information about rankings of Russian universities (comparing to US)? 3. Does anybody have a statistics of any kind about where Polytech graduates work? I will greatly appreciate your help. Thanks. Alexander Plaks. e-mail me to aplaks@uakron.edu From root Mon Jul 20 15:12:19 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jul 20 15:12:18 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 20 Jul 1998 15:12:17 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19586; Mon, 20 Jul 98 12:09:58 -0400 Message-Id: <9807201609.AA19586@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Date: 20 Jul 98 09:51:57 -0400 From: Kris Rose Subject: INFO-RUSS: RUSSIAN BONE MARROW DONORS NEEDED! To: Russian Reply-To: Kris Rose 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Lydia Schulze needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life. She is from the Ukraine so her best chances for a donor match is from someone of Russian decent. Please get the word out to the Russian population. They can either contact me or the American Red Cross for more information. I have a local newspaper article explaining Lydia's dilemma that I can send people. Thank you for your help! Kris Rose kris_rose@fca.com From root Fri Jul 24 00:21:43 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 24 00:21:42 1998 From: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 23 Jul 98 20:50:18 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From Lyd5@worldnet.att.net Thu Jul 23 15:33 EDT 1998 Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 14:49:57 -0400 From: Lydia Schulze Reply-To: Lyd5@worldnet.att.net To: Russian Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Bone Marrow Donors Needed 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Alex and all your subscribers, My friend Kris Rose sent you a message about bone marrow donation for me. I am 51 years of age and have Myelodysplasia with chromosomal abnormalities. This will eventually turn into Acute Myelocytic Leukemia. My best chance for survival is a bone marrow transplant. No one in my family has matched my marrow. There is a search here and overseas for a donor but so far no luck. Therefore I am asking that maybe there are people in the Ukrainian, Russian community who would like to be tested in their area for a match. This would mean going to the American Red Cross and having some blood drawn to be put on the registry. Here in Atlanta, one can have this procedure done for free if they donate platelets. Otherwise there is a $45.00 charge. There are so many people who need your help besides me. My mother came from "Chistakova", Donbas. My father came from the Donez he was a Kozak. I know these places don't exist anymore or if they do they're named differently. I was born in Austria. My most sincere appreciation for any help you can give me. Lydia Schulze Lyd5@worldnet.att.net From root Fri Jul 24 00:33:03 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 24 00:33:02 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 24 Jul 1998 00:33:01 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13630; Thu, 23 Jul 98 21:12:41 -0400 Message-Id: <9807240112.AA13630@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: MARGOL@newman.basnet.minsk.by To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 15:05:18 +1200 Subject: INFO-RUSS: "parole" + Israel? 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi! I am going to move to the USA (Chicago), my parents are there now. I had the interview in the american embassy in Moscow in March 1998. I did not get the status refugee, only "parole". Just now I have got a postdoctoral position at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, dep. of Math. and CS, for 6 months. It will begin in October. My relatives in Chicago gave me "garant" and last week they informed me that all my documents (american visa) will be in Moscow in this September. Is it possible to combine my moving to the USA and my postdoc? What difficulties are possible if I try to do so? Thank you in advance, Genady Margolin, Minsk. MARGOL@newman.basnet.minsk.by From root Fri Jul 24 00:38:46 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Jul 24 00:38:45 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 24 Jul 1998 00:38:44 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13738; Thu, 23 Jul 98 21:24:33 -0400 Message-Id: <9807240124.AA13738@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Oleg Shpyrko Subject: INFO-RUSS: Green Card question To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 11:49:52 -0400 (EDT) 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a Green Card question - my brother has won DV-98 lottery and is coming to the U.S. this summer. After he settles all his Green Card matters he'd like to go back to Moscow to study for one more year (he's spent three years at PhysTech and it seems reasonable to at least get more or less official Bachelor's Degree). How much time does one actually has to spend in the U.S. before he can travel abroad again? I would appreciate any kind of information, please send it to me personally to oleg@xray.harvard.edu Oleg. -- oleg@xray.harvard.edu From root Sun Jul 26 23:57:36 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Jul 26 23:57:36 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sun, 26 Jul 1998 23:57:35 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01835; Sun, 26 Jul 98 22:34:19 -0400 Message-Id: <9807270234.AA01835@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 22:26:48 -0700 To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Vlad Shkurkin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Code conversion utility Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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From root Fri Aug 14 12:16:26 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Aug 14 12:16:25 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 14 Aug 1998 12:16:24 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16595; Fri, 14 Aug 98 11:52:50 -0400 Message-Id: <9808141552.AA16595@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Leonid Peshkin Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 19:49:16 -0400 (EDT) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: den'gi partii 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Of course, Swiss Banks Holocaust Pact is nothing to joke about, but ... have anybody noticed this record in the "Dormant Accounts" list: Name(s) First Last reported town Last reported country Ballance =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Ulianow Wladimir Zurich SUI http://www.dormantaccounts.ch/holder2/dir13/48261 looks like swiss bankers are rather rigorous Leonid Peshkin ldp@cs.brown.edu From root Fri Aug 14 12:39:41 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Aug 14 12:39:41 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 14 Aug 1998 12:39:30 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16601; Fri, 14 Aug 98 11:53:14 -0400 Message-Id: <9808141553.AA16601@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 18:10:00 -0700 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Sergei B. Yazvenko" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sdavaite valyutu! 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- UKRAINIAN TAX DEBTORS IN TENT CAMP. Continuing his unorthodox campaign to collect taxes (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 12 August 1998), Prime Minister Valeriy Pustovoytenko has sent some 1,500 business executives to a tent camp at Pereyeslav Khmelnytskyy, 50 kilometers outside Kyiv, AP reported on 12 August. Pustovoytenko said they will remain in the camp watching films and listening to lectures on natural disasters until they pay their overdue taxes. "I want all those present, all the people of our state to understand that we shall keep the process of tax and pension fund payments under control," he commented. JM ______________________________________________ Sergei B. Yazvenko LGL Limited, environmental research associates 9768 Second Street Sidney, British Columbia CANADA V8L 3Y8 Tel. +1 (250) 656-0127, ext. 206 FAX +1 (250) 655-4761 Email: Yazvenko@LGL.com Internet: http://www.LGL.com ______________________________________________ From root Mon Aug 17 09:24:00 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Aug 17 09:23:59 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 17 Aug 1998 09:23:58 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02074; Mon, 17 Aug 98 09:11:14 -0400 Message-Id: <9808171311.AA02074@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: mkotelyanskii@rudolphtech.com Date: Mon, 17 Aug 98 08:51:49 -0500 To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: C++ Scientific programmer 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- We are looking for a scientific programmer with strong C++ programming skills. Experience with developing, maintaining and porting large computer programs is a plus. Strong knowledge of numerical optimization and matrix methods is required. Rudolph Technologies is a medium size company manufacturing thin film metrology equipment for semiconductor industry, located in Northern New Jersey. If you are interested please reply via e-mail: mkotelya@rudolphtech.com or phone 973 - 448-4360 FAX 973 - 691-4863 Michael Kotelyanskii Rudolph Technologies Inc. mkotelyanskii@rudolphtech.com From root Mon Aug 17 16:31:10 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Aug 17 16:31:09 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 17 Aug 1998 16:31:08 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03376; Mon, 17 Aug 98 13:56:33 -0400 Message-Id: <9808171756.AA03376@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 16 Aug 1998 17:24:39 +0400 From: "Vladimir N. Kopylov" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: channel e-mail <---> traditional mail from abroad to Russia and 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 INFO-RUSS members. We want to know your opinion about our project. Your comments, suggestions and approval letters send to vkopylov@issp.ac.ru or friends@solar.cini.utk.edu Doing this you increase of chance of existing of the service and decrease time of its appearing. Hoping on your help and support, yours sincerely Vladimir Kopylov. Title of the project: Organising and support of new communication channel between Russia and abroad e-mail <---> traditional mail conversion. Goal of the project: To improve mutial understanding and communication over the world. It is very important to improve some aspects of any international communications between people from various countries, espechially between FSU and other countries. To improve these relationships it is supposed to organise a new additional service to involve a lot of people who have no access to the Internet in the communication . This service will convert e-mail into usual (surface mail) and back and thus a lot of Russian people who has no Internet access will get a new unique excellent additional possibility to communicate with their friends, partners and relatives. It is supposed that e-mail coming from abroad to Russia will be printed out and send to Russian recepients by usual mail. On the other hand letters from Russia to abroad coming to the service will be scanned and will send as e-mail. I hope that some sponsors and foundations will support this service and thas this service will be absolutely free for letters from abroad to Russia. For back transportation users from Russia will pay only for sending within Russia. This information and further detailes will be published in http://vladimir-k.kremlin msk.ru /mailemail.html I think that only small financial support will be needed for this new service. The main part of this will be needed to cover postal expendetures within Russia and salory of secretary who will make daily work. It is supposed that letters will send and receive through one of central Moscow post offises daily to minimaze delay with delivery. If the preliminary experience will be positive this service we will be propagated wildly within Russia (by making a net of such services in some regions of Russia). Your comments, suggestions and approval letters send to vkopylov@issp.ac.ru or friends@solar.cini.utk.edu Hoping on your help and support, yours sincerely Vladimir Kopylov. From root Tue Aug 18 16:32:33 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Aug 18 16:32:33 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 18 Aug 1998 16:32:32 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19908; Tue, 18 Aug 98 13:05:36 -0400 Message-Id: <9808181705.AA19908@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Tatarskii, Valerian" To: "'INFORUSS'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: e-mail <---> traditional mail conversion Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 10:48:01 -0600 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is regarding a very recent posting by Vladimir N. Kopylov, vkopylov@issp.ac.ru in whch he proposed to arrange a free conversion e-mail <---> regular mail for postings into and out of Russia. To the attention of the author of that posting, as well as of all the subscribers of INFO-RUSS: About ten days ago the Russian TV informed that all INTERNET access from Russia officially will be controlled by FSB (former KGB). This means that the project you supported will help FSB to analyze and collect in electronic form not only e-mail messages, but regular letters too. People supporting this project must understand this. Valerian Tatarskii vtatarskii@etl.noaa.gov From root Thu Aug 20 16:47:04 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 20 16:47:04 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 20 Aug 1998 16:47:03 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21958; Thu, 20 Aug 98 13:09:18 -0400 Message-Id: <9808201709.AA21958@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 05:50:12 -0700 To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Vlad Shkurkin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian regulation of Internet activity 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 all, In response to the recent posting by Valerian Tatarskii about the regulation of Internet activity by Russian authorities, attention is directed to the following web site which provides detailed information about the proposed Russian laws: http://www.ice.ru/libertarium/sorm/ The information about this site was forwarded to me by Dr. Alexei Postnikov, postnik@slav.hokudai.ac.jp Privet, Volodia Shkurkin shkurkin@ix.netcom.com From root Thu Aug 20 17:03:11 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 20 17:03:10 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 20 Aug 1998 17:03:09 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21948; Thu, 20 Aug 98 13:08:58 -0400 Message-Id: <9808201708.AA21948@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: MARGOL@newman.basnet.minsk.by To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 11:58:58 +1200 Subject: INFO-RUSS:"term of status to be valid" + "separate 'vyzov'" 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 would be grateful to you for your help on the following questions: 1. Are there some limits on the term during which the refugee status is valid? The same question about the parole status. Is there A NEW LAW concerning this term? 2. Why do the members of a family (living together) get sometimes several different "vyzovov na interview"? What is the reason of such dividing a family into separate parts before the interview? Is it possible in such situation to have the interview only for one member of the family, providing he is not a relative of the inviting side? Thank you in advance. Genady Margolin, margol@newman.basnet.minsk.by From root Thu Aug 20 17:29:40 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 20 17:29:39 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 20 Aug 1998 17:29:38 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21942; Thu, 20 Aug 98 13:08:44 -0400 Message-Id: <9808201708.AA21942@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 19:45:30 -0400 (EDT) From: Dmitry Scherban To: "'INFORUSS'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Re: INFO-RUSS: e-mail <---> traditional mail conversion 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, Such project (snail mail to e-mail conversion) was undertaken by somebody a while ago, if memory serves about five years back. I think, glasnet was involved. It failed then because of necessity to type a written letter in to be e-mailed to addresse. And, frankly, its hard to decypher some grandma handwriting, which is incomprehendable for anybody but her loved ones. My projection: this attempt will fail again for the same reason. If they will try to scan letters in, and then e-mail gif over here... US government lately tried to do simillar thing: they tried to give an e-mail address to everybody in the country. About FSB etc: E-mail was never intended as a private thing. Consider it a postcard where asddressee is a last person in the line to read the message :-) As far as FSB go, they will fail too. For those concerned with privacy there is SSH, if you will put it through port 21, it will be impossible to tell it apart from ftp datastream, for instance. There are other, trickier ways, if you need to send something private over. If anyone is interested, please e-mail to me to dmitry@hops.cs.jhu.edu for qualified discussion. In short, I do not see FSB as a treat for the project under discussion. Sincerely, Dima On Tue, 18 Aug 1998, Tatarskii, Valerian wrote: This is regarding a very recent posting by Vladimir N. Kopylov, vkopylov@issp.ac.ru in whch he proposed to arrange a free conversion e-mail <---> regular mail for postings into and out of Russia. To the attention of the author of that posting, as well as of all the subscribers of INFO-RUSS: About ten days ago the Russian TV informed that all INTERNET access from Russia officially will be controlled by FSB (former KGB). This means that the project you supported will help FSB to analyze and collect in electronic form not only e-mail messages, but regular letters too. People supporting this project must understand this. From root Thu Aug 20 21:30:54 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 20 21:30:53 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 20 Aug 1998 21:30:52 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21936; Thu, 20 Aug 98 13:08:33 -0400 Message-Id: <9808201708.AA21936@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 11:42:48 +0400 From: Vladimir Kopylov X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.05 [en] (Win95; I) To: "'INFORUSS'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: e-mail <---> traditional mail conversion 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- First, I have to appologize for my mistake in my previous letter of UPL page where information dealing with free channel e-mail<----->papermail to Russia and back is publishing. The correct URL is http://vladimir-k.kremlin.msk.ru/mailemail.html (English). ICQ 14236409 Second, I want to reply to Valerian Tatarskii vtatarskii@etl.noaa.gov on his recent message dealing with mail exchange control by KGB. This is a trivial idea. I hope that every INFO-RUSS subscriber understands excelently that in all times KGB kontrolled internal and especially international letters, faxes, calls and even e-mail also. For the reason this proposed channel will not be especially secure with improved deffence. I am not sure that I need to explain this in the final text of the project becouse it is trivial think. But I am sure that in most of cases letters does not contain any information which may be of a subject of interest for KGB. This channel will be an alternative to usual international mail to and from Russia. I hope that probability of delay, disappearing and external reading of letters through the channel will be less than throgh regular international mail. Finally. Discussion about KGB control of Internet is going in Russian net from 1994 and especially activated last time. For those to whom it is subject of interest, I could reccomend special page devoted to this (English and Russian versions are available) http://www.fe.msk.ru/libertarium/ehomepage.html Best wishes. Thanks to all for replies. Vladimir Kopylov ICQ 14236409 From root Sat Aug 29 01:07:36 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Aug 29 01:07:35 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 29 Aug 1998 01:07:33 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02701; Fri, 28 Aug 98 21:59:38 -0400 Message-Id: <9808290159.AA02701@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "olga serebrennikov" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Hot Jobs! Really! Content-Type: text/plain Date: Tue, 28 Aug 1998 16:43:26 PDT 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 dear mailing list subscribers, I am working at a start-up networking company Nexabit Networks. We are making super fast backbone routers for Internet and trying very aggressively to hit the market by the end of this year, but still have few openings. If you interested to work in the very innovative environment, follow the link below http://www.nexabit.com/jobs.html If you have questions, send me email: at olyas@hotmail.com Thank you, Olga Serebrennikov olyas@hotmail.com From root Sat Aug 29 01:17:04 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Aug 29 01:17:03 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 29 Aug 1998 01:17:02 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02713; Fri, 28 Aug 98 21:59:54 -0400 Message-Id: <9808290159.AA02713@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1998 14:51:24 -0700 (PDT) From: Igor Kamenkovich To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: russians at UW 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, Sorry for bothering those who do not leave in Seattle area, ... but is there a Russian Club of some sort at University of Washington? We have just moved to Seattle, WA from Boston and would love to make some friends here. Hope to here from some of you soon, Igor. _______________________________________________________________________ Igor Kamenkovich INTERNET: kamen@atmos.washington.edu (206) 685-3760 FAX: (206)685-3397 JISAO, University of Washington, Box 354235 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- From root Sat Aug 29 01:19:39 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Aug 29 01:19:39 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 29 Aug 1998 01:19:38 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02695; Fri, 28 Aug 98 21:59:29 -0400 Message-Id: <9808290159.AA02695@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 28 Aug 1998 14:37:01 -0600 From: "Dr. Alexander Soifer, Publisher, CEME" To: "info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for friends 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- In the American fast lane, I have lost a couple of friends. Any information that leads to our reunion, would be much appreciated: 1. Boris Polsky, in the early 80s lived near Detroit and work in applied math for Ford; originally from Moscow: I'd say from Arbat. About 50 by now (yuck :-). 2. Vladimir Staroselsky, in mid 80s lived outside of Boston (Billerica) and worked for Lincoln Lab of MIT in operations research; originally from Moscow. About 55-60. Thank you in advance, Alexander Soifer asoifer@brain.uccs.edu

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From root Fri Sep 4 22:48:42 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 4 22:48:42 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 4 Sep 1998 22:48:41 -0400 Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06192; Fri, 4 Sep 98 17:00:58 -0400 Message-Id: <9809042100.AA06192@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Date: 2 Sep 98 08:19:28 PDT From: Grigory Kanevsky To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: need advice in critical situation 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- My parents-in-laws came to US to live with us in May 97. Unfortunately, they left grandmother of 92 years old in Moscow and due to illness of person who was taking care of her they had to go back to care for grandma in June 97. They had temporary stamps in their passports indicating their status of permanent residents. We also hoped for green cards to come in mail soon ( Green cards never came and we are trying to find from INS where they are ). In April of this year - a month before stamps will expire - parents went to the American embassy in Moscow to ask how they can get back to US. They were told not to worry and when they want to go to US they will get the transportation letter from the Embassy. In August they went to the Embassy to get transportation letter but were sent away without it. They were also told never come to Embassy again. It's all very dramatic for us and we do whatever possible to resolve this situation. If anybody had similar experience or know similar cases please send any helpful information to grigory93@netscape.net Thank you, Grigory Dallas, TX grigory93@netscape.net From root Tue Sep 8 12:33:32 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 8 12:33:31 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 8 Sep 1998 12:33:31 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15096; Tue, 8 Sep 98 11:50:11 -0400 Message-Id: <9809081550.AA15096@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 08 Sep 1998 16:01:58 +0100 From: "Vitaly Kisin" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian news 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 encourage you to send in any news you have from Russia these days. Personal impressions like that below (and especially, direct reports) are welcome. -- INFO-RUSS coordinator ===================================================================== Dobryi den', Here is the text I got from StPeterburg: -------------------------------------- U nas tut polnaya zadnitsa. V magazah pusto, vseo raskupleno. Babki skupayut hleb i sushat suhari. Ya dumala, chto uzhe nikogda ne uvizhu takogo v svoei zhizni, dumala, chto odin raz perezhili i hvatit. An net! Nado skazat', chtp nash narod ochen' bystro mobilizovalsya i v mgnovenie oka snes vseo iz magazinov. Skazyvayutsya trenirovki. To est' koe-chto na prilavkah poyavlyaetsya, no v tri-pyat' raz dorozhe, chem ran'she. V mgnovenie propali holodil'niki, stiral'nye mashiny, televizory i prochee. Dazhe avtomobilei prodavalos' v 10 raz bol'she v den', chem ran'she. Vo-pervyh, lyudi sbrasyvali rubli, esli oni byli. Vo-vtoryh, byla situatsiya, chto v magazine mozhet escho byt' staraya tsena, a dollar ty mozhesh' pomenyat' v tri raza dorozhe, i poluchaetsya, chto pokupaesh' pochti darom. Vprochem, eto veseloe vremya zakonchilos'. Vseo bezumno dorogo. A zaplata prezhnyaya, esli voobsche est'. Dlya sravneniya: zarplata 500 r., a tsena kilo manki 20 r., sahara 25 r. ( a bylo 3r. i 4 r. sootvetstvenno). Ya ne govoryu pro lekarstva... Pro vklady - otdel'nyi razgovor. Vnachale vydavali i dollary i rubli. Potom tol'ko rublevyi ekvivalent, prichem po kursu 6 k 1, a real'nyi 20 k 1. Potom voosche perestali davat'. Azhiotazh, davka, ocheredi, = zapis'.. Chto kasaetsya menya, to ya doveryayu tol'ko svoemu banku. Kak govoritsya, hranite den'gi v maioneznoi banke. U menya malo, chut' - chut', no oni po krainei mere tsely. I menyat' po sumashedshemu kursu i bezhat' pokupat' telik, chtoby chto-to vygadat' ya ne sobirayus'. Tak kak mne eto na hleb. Konechno, ya tozhe proletela s nashim gosudarstvom, tak kak Rossiiskii fond dolzhen mne kompensirovat' moi zatraty v 300$, no v rublyah. Esli seychas kompensiruyut, to budet vsego 100$, esli cherez nekotoroe vremya, to vidimo 10$. I estestvenno, ya nichego ne zakupila vprok. Mne bylo protivno. Samoe nepriyatnoe seychas, eto obschaya panika. Proizvodstvo i prodazha pochti vezde stoit. Narod na ulitse zloi. Dumayu, chto huzhe budet potom. Seychas u vseh est' producty, a potom vseo slopayut, i... A kommunisty govoryat o revolyutsionnoi situatsii. ------------------------------------------------------- vik vitaly.kisin@ioppublishing.co.uk From root Wed Sep 9 15:55:18 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 9 15:55:18 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 9 Sep 1998 15:55:17 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01725; Wed, 9 Sep 98 13:01:41 -0400 Message-Id: <9809091701.AA01725@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alex B. Stone" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: Fw: Ot Sv. Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998 22:33:11 -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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi! poluchila srazu vse tvoi pis'ma.. takih formatov (kodirovok) win i koi8- ya ne znayu.. U menya takoe plohoe nastroenie.. ugnetennoe.. mne zarplatu vidali tol'ko za pervuyu polovinu iyunya.. seychas jdut kogda kurs snizitsya, chtobi men'she platit' (u nas zarplata v rublyah po kursu dollara). Hotya mi i ne gos. predpriyatie.. ti ved' ne bil v Rossii, kogda proizoshla liberalizaciya tcen (v nachale 90-h)? tebe navernoe eto ne ponyat'..kogda vse nachinayut nosit'sya po magazinam i skupat' vse podryad.. propadayut produkti, milo, i t.d. ostayutsya pustie prilavki.. po TV peredayut pro samoubiystva.. v dume polivayut drug druga gryaz'yu.. mne hot' povezlo v nekotorom smisle - podryad na weekend svad'bi, dni rojdeniya, mojno otvlech'sya.. ya ne pomnyu, sprashivala ili net, kogda u tebya den' rojdeniya? kak ti egootmechaesh'? u tebya tam mnogo druzey? navernoe, trudno bilo prisposobit'sya.. u menya znakomie uezjali v Germaniyu, a potom vernulis'.. projili tam okolo goda i ne smogli vjit'sya.. k russkim, govoryat, otnosyatsya kak k umstvennonepolnocennim.. ob'yasnyali im kak pol'zovat'sya zubnoy shetkoy i t.d. na kursah perepodgotovki. From root Wed Sep 9 17:30:54 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 9 17:30:53 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 9 Sep 1998 17:30:53 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01718; Wed, 9 Sep 98 13:01:30 -0400 Message-Id: <9809091701.AA01718@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 09 Sep 1998 16:44:38 +0200 From: Boris VELIKSON Organization: CE-Saclay To: inforuss Subject: INFO-RUSS: popytka analiza Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is not a direct report nor an impression. This is based on such, of which I will only quote two sentences, both belonging to scientists: - U nas sberezhenij net, nas zamorazhivanie schetov ne kasaetsya. - Nu konechno, oni gonyalis' za sumasshedshimi pribylyami. Nu, 10%, nu, dazhe 15%, ya ponimayu, eto normal'naya pribyl', no oni zhe hoteli 80%! ========================================= 1. Chastichno sluchilos' to, chego ne sluchit'sya ne moglo, no etogo pochemu-to nikto ne ponimal. Kogda den'gi dayut 50-80% pribyl', neploho sprosit', otkuda ona beretsya. Potomu chto ya ne ekonomist, i ne gotov rassuzhdat' v chisto denezhnyh terminah. Ekonomisty prinimayut model' za real'nost', i myslyat v terminah, kotorye dlya menya vtorichny. Den'gi - eto celevaya funkciya, vvedennaya v real'noj ekonomike neyavno (t.e. istoricheski yavno, a potom rol' ih stala menyat'sya, no etogo nikto osobenno ne zametil - eto kogda v roli tovara stali vystupat' sami den'gi, i poyavilas' plozhitel'naya obratnaya svyaz'), i kotoraya v ekonomicheskih modelyah igraet rol' ob`ektivnogo kak by potenciala. Takuyu model' ekonomisty rassmatrivayut v ramkah samoj modeli, i lyubuyu real'nost' proeciruyut na nee. [Primer: model' - zhivoj chelovek. Ego temperatura i davlenie sluzhat neplohimi parametrami slezheniya za zdorov'em. Istoriya pervaya, real'naya (true story): medsestre byl poruchen monitoring davleniya bol'nogo. Ona staratel'no zapisyvala: 120... 110... ... 50... 30...0... Ej ne bylo porucheno vyzvat' vracha, nachinaya s kakog-to poroga. Istoriya vtoraya, myslennyj experiment: voz'mem cheloveka s temperaturoj 36.6, zatem pronablyudaem ee padenie do 18 (komnatnaya temperatura trupa), a zatem povysim komnatnuyu temperaturu do 36.6 i ob`yavim, chto bol'noj ozhil. ] Eto privodit k raznym nepriyatnym sledstviyam. Vo-pervyh, model' redko vklyuchaet effekty tipa fazovyh perehodov - normal'nyh dlya lyuboj dinamicheskoj sistemy smeny rezhimov. Vo-vtoryh, vstrechayas' s neopisannoj sistemoj, ee zasovyvayut v opisannye, i poskol'ku ona na takaya, govoryat, chto ee nado ispravit'. T.e, skazhem, oborvat' u muhi kryl'ya, potomu chto oni mlekopitayushchim ne polozheny, a nasekomyh u nas v kataloge net. Rezul'tat - rekomendacii MVF i garvardskih ekonomistov, Gajdar, Chubajs i Koh s odnoj storony, i rekomendacii kommunistov s drugoj. Na samom dele po sushchestvu eto odno i to zhe. Vmesto togo, chtoby izuchit' to, chto est', i posmotret', mozhno li ego adiabaticheski peredvinut' tuda, kuda hochetsya (komu kuda, no eto drugoj vopros), my ego snachala razrushim, a potom pnem v nuzhnuyu storonu. a ved' dazhe volan zakruchennyj letit ne tuda, kuda eto pnuli. (Drugaya tema - eto chto rovno to zhe proishodit v politike. Veroyatno, zhivi rossijskie demokraty v drevnem Egipte, oni tozhe hoteli by prinyat' konstituciyu i obo vsem golosovat, a kommunisty hoteli by ob`yasnit', chto zhertvy nado prinosit' ne tem i ne tak. Ya dumayu, Egipet spravilsya by i s temi, i s drugimi. K sozhaleniyu, Rossiya ne tak prochna). Tak vot, vozvrashchayas' k real'noj, ne model'noj ekonomike: v konce koncov vse prihodit obratno k tovaru, materialen on ili usluga, nevazhno. Rossiya proizvodila pshik, a resursov prodavala ne pshik, no kuda men'she, chem nuzhno dlya obespecheniya vseh etih zhutkih pribylej. Sledovatel'no, imela mesto piramida, i ne dogadat'sya ob etom mog tol'ko polnyj idiot. Ergo: vse, krome menya, polnye idioty. 2. V Rossiyu bylo za eto vremya vlozheno desyatok-drugoj milliardov $, a vyvezeno na chastnye scheta - ot 150 do 400 mlrd, po raznym ocenkam (banki molchat). Ergo: ves' oborot sluzhil isklyuchitel'no prikrytiem pryamogo uvorovyvaniya kak vlozhennyh deneg, tak i deneg ot prodazhi resursov. Bol'shaya chast' grabitelej nam prekrasno izvestna, i imenuetsya nynche oligarhami. Zapad nagrabil krajne malo, gorazdo men'she, chem poteryal. Zapadnye banki imeyut ne bol'she, chem pribyl' s kapitala, kotoraya ves'ma v srednem mala; den'gi zhe prinadlezhat yuridicheski oligarham, i otnyat' ih sredstv net. 3. V rezul'tate obruzheniya piramidy Rossiya dolzhna byla by skatit'sya na uroven' - nu, skazhem, Ukrainy, ili dazhe povyshe: ved' resursy-to i vpravdu est', i ih pokupayut. No proizoshla vtoraya chast' katastrofy, uzhe ne material'naya. Ona nazyvaetsya finansovyj krah. Krah proishodit iz-za togo, chto finansovaya sistema - sistema s polozhitel'noj obratnoj svyaz'yu, t.e. neustojchivaya. Posle kraha 29 goda ona byla na Zapade snabzhena sderzhkami, t.e. primitiviziruya chlenami s pervoj proizvodnoj i dazhe chastichno otricatel'noj obratnoj svyaz'yu. No chtoby takoe rabotalo, nuzhno (a) chtoby byl vneshnij istochnik sredstv, ne podverzhennyj neposredstvenno birzhevym fluktuaciyam i garantiruyushchij vyplaty - t.e. nuzhno, chtoby material'no gosudarstvo bylo bogato; (b) dazhe pri etom est' mnogo ustojchivyh rezhimov, i legko iz odnogo svalit'sya v drugoj, menee vseh ustraivayushchij. Eto nazyvaetsya birzhevym krahom na zapade, on privodit k bezrabotice i prochim radostyam, no ne k golodu. 3a. Harakternoj chertoj birzhevoj ekonomiki yavlyaetsya to, chto krah ne vygoden nikomu, no vse zhe mozhet proizojti. Nevygoden nikomu on potomu, chto igrat' na ponizhenie imeet smysl tol'ko togda, kogda potom budet povyshenie, i ne cherez 5-10-20 let, a v ves'ma obozrimom budushchem. Ili, skazhem, kogda po nizkoj cene mozhno skupit' promushlennost', kotoraya budet tebe potom davat' pribyl'; no dlya etogo nuzhno, chtoby ona real'no rabotala i byla konkurentosposobnoj. 4. Esli by priozoshla tol'ko pervaya chast' (po punktu 1) katastrofy, to obedneli by rezko vse te, na kogo sypalis' krohi s barskogo (vorovskogo) stola, a eto pochti vsya Moskva, ves' sektor obsluzhivaniya, vse proizvodstvo ne absolyutno neobhodimyh tovarov, vse, chto zavisit slishkom sil'no ot importa - i proizoshla by inflyaciya, no "normal'naya": nado bylo by starat'sya potratit' zarplatu kak mozhno skoree, nado bylo by schitat' zanyatye den'gi v dollarah, no kto-to by chego-to proizvodil, drugoj eto pokupal, i rubl' byl by valyutoj, hot' i menyayushchej stoimost' ot utra k vecheru. Takoe byvalo ochen' mnogo gde, i vse vyzhili. Nu, dobavlyaetsya exp(-at) v formulu. 5. Vmesto togo bylo prinyato nekotoroe chislo reshenij, i ne bylo prinyato drugih reshenij, chto v summe privelo k razruzheniyu denezhnoj sistemy. Nikto ne znaet sejchas, skol'ko stoit rubl'. Esli zarplaty platyatsya s 2-mesyachnym opozdaniem v toj zhe summe, esli dolgi zamorozheny, esli nichego ne prodat' potomu chto na rubli bessmyslenno, a na dolary zapreshcheno, ili potomu chto net deneg u pokupatelya, esli etot pokupatel' ne znaet, otdadut emu kogda-nibud' ego den'gi iz banka ili net, i skol'ko, to eto oznachaet razrushenie denezhnyh otnoshenij. Poskol'ku v bol'shom gorode trudno naladit' sistemu vzaimoobmena, vse prosto ostanavlivaetsya. Eto gorazdo bol'shaya katastrofa. Potomu chto ostanovivshuyusya sistemu neveroyatno trudno zapuskat', dazhe v toj ee chasti, kotoraya by vyzhila pri prevoj chasti katastrofy. Raznye ekonomicheskie sistemy rabotayut s raznoj stepen'yu effektivnosti, i brezhnevskaya rabotala huzhe reyganovskoj, no eto vse zhe byla sistema, i ona hudo-bedno rabotala. V 90-91 godah byli ee ostatki, i oni tozhe ochen' ploho, no rabotali. Vyrazhayas' tavtologichno, ne-sistema ne rabotaet. Imennno etu situaciyu postroili sovokupnymi usiliyami vse bez isklyucheniya dejstvuyushchie lica v Rossii, i v dannom sluchae Yavlinskij ne luchshe Zyuganova, a El'cin - Zhrinovskogo. Vse oni burno zanyaty vyyasneniem otnoshenij, skol'zya vse bystree vniz. Povtoryayu: ne nado sprashivat', komu eto vygodno. Mozhno sprosit', kto dumal, chto poluchitsya tak, chto emu budet vygodno, no eto sprashivat' nezachem: tak dumala vsya svora. A vot poluchilos' ne vygodno nikomu. Vyvod: vosstanovlenie do-avgustovskoj situacii kvazibogatstva nevozmozhno. Vosstanovlenie normal'noj bednoj, no vyzhivaemoj zhizni vozmozhno, no vovse ne garantirovano. Normal'naya reakciya normal'no nevezhestvennyh (vne zavisimosti ot obrazovaniya) lyudej - nakazhem vinovatogo i otberem nagrablennoe. Eto hudshee, chto mozhet sluchit'sya. V dannom sluchae ostaetsya molit'sya (tak i vizhu, kak El'cin s Zyuganovym idut s horugvyami molit'sya to li v hram Hrista-Spasitelya, to li v torgovyj centr na Manezhnoj) za hvalenoe dolgoterpenie russkogo naroda, chtob ne podvelo. Mozhet i ne podvesti, mogut i ne strelyat'. No vot nadeyat'sya na pohozhuyu na zapadnuyu zhizn' v predvidimom budushchem - oprometchivo. Boris VELIKSON boris.velikson@cea.fr From root Thu Sep 10 21:31:05 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Sep 10 21:31:04 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 10 Sep 1998 21:31:03 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20343; Thu, 10 Sep 98 20:14:24 -0400 Message-Id: <9809110014.AA20343@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 14:44:34 -0400 (EDT) From: elin@cs.umd.edu (Alex Elinson) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Permanent Residency for the parents 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, I would appreciate any recommendations/advises how a Russian citizen with a "green card" can bring his parents (Russian Jews) to the USA as permanent residents. Some time ago I was told that right now the best way - the quickest one and providing a financial help for the parents in the USA - is the following: - the parents submit applications for the "refugee" status pointing out that they are members of ethnic minority which is still discriminated in Russia, and stating that their child is a permanent resident of the USA. The "refugee" status might be granted in an year or year and a half, and the parents would be eligible for regular social benefits. Is it really the best and the quickest way? Is this way still valid and will be it be valid in the nearest couple of years - I heard a rumor that starting October 1, 1998 the "refugee" status will not be granted to Russian Jews anymore? Are there any realistic alternatives? Alexei Elinson elin@cs.umd.edu From root Wed Sep 16 15:34:48 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 16 15:34:44 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 16 Sep 1998 15:34:42 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA24802; Wed, 16 Sep 98 14:10:36 -0400 Message-Id: <9809161810.AA24802@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, Sep 16 98 15:15:59 EST From: Alexander Kaplan To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Shana Tova 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, Shalom, and "Shana Tova u metuka" to those of you who are "in the loop", and happy New Year (Jewish, #5759 of course:-) to the rest of you. Starts on September 20, to the best of my knowledge... -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan INFO-RUSS server: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html --------------------------------------------------------------------------- .-. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXX XXX XXX .-. ((@)) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXX XXX XXX ((@)) / `.-. 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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 a green card holder and I've just got reentry permits for all my family (it's valid for 2 years). I want to spend a year in Moscow without visiting USA. Does somebody know for sure if I won't have troubles entering USA in a year? (I heard an opinion that I am entitled to only half-a -year absence) Please, reply to me personally Thank you in advance Yours Jacob Malkin Phone/fax: 972-8-8642197 Mobile: 972-52-659987 E-mail: malkin-j@internet-zahav.net E-mail: malkin@usa.net From root Mon Sep 21 21:12:24 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Sep 21 21:12:23 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 21 Sep 1998 21:12:22 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13547; Mon, 21 Sep 98 18:49:19 -0400 Message-Id: <9809212249.AA13547@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 10:53:58 -0400 (EDT) From: murka@cs.umd.edu (Tatiana Shpeisman) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Temporary insuarance for visitors 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- My parents are going to visit me in US for 1 month. I would like to buy a medical insuarance for them in case in emergency. Does anybody know who sells it (hopefully cheap)? Thanks a lot Tatiana Shpeisman murka@cs.umd.edu From root Mon Sep 28 21:08:50 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Sep 28 21:08:49 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 28 Sep 1998 21:08:49 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06158; Mon, 28 Sep 98 20:29:34 -0400 Message-Id: <9809290029.AA06158@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 17:50:58 -0500 (CDT) From: "LEONID I. KIRKOVSKY" Subject: INFO-RUSS: High Schools in Boston area To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Neters: I am going to move to Boston soon. Could someone provide me with information about good quality high schools (grade 7 and up). I also would be grateful for information about Russian Weekend Schools in this area. I heard about one in Newton. Please, reply directly to LKirkovsky@utmem.edu. Thank you. Leonid Kirkovsky U of TN LKIRKOVSKY@utmem1.utmem.edu ******************************************************** From root Tue Sep 29 00:07:17 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 29 00:07:17 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 29 Sep 1998 00:07:16 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06430; Mon, 28 Sep 98 22:04:28 -0400 Message-Id: <9809290204.AA06430@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 19:32:58 +0200 (IST) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: sasha@ecn.purdue.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: immigration lawyer 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks, My friend in New Jersey / New York is urgently looking for an immigration lawyer specializing in visas, visa extention, etc. Any advice would be appreciated. But he would be most interested in a reliable lawyer (hmmm, I know, I know, yet....), so if you have anyone you know personally, it would be the most desirable referal. --Thanks in advance, Sasha Husier sasha@ecn.purdue.edu From root Wed Sep 30 21:12:28 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 30 21:12:27 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Wed, 30 Sep 1998 21:12:27 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08993; Wed, 30 Sep 98 19:59:37 -0400 Message-Id: <9809302359.AA08993@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 30 Sep 98 00:33:05 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Andrew Dranov" Subject: INFO-RUSS: computer/telephon connection in TORONTO 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- This information concerns the residents of TORONTO (CANADA). Dear FRIENDS ! I need your HELP. I have a friend in TORONTO / CANADA. Only two months ago she emigrated to your TORONTO from RUSSIA. She speaks Russian and a little - English. Now she hasn't any opportunity to buy a computer and to write me using E-mail. May be - one of the Canadians or former Russians - can help her to write me using your computer. I'd appreciate to have any your advice or comment. Please, write me and I'll send you her telephone number in TORONTO. Thank you. Sincerely yours, Andrew Dranov andrew@andr.kemerovo.su

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From root Thu Oct 1 15:19:51 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 1 15:19:50 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 1 Oct 1998 15:19:49 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23972; Thu, 1 Oct 98 12:23:29 -0400 Message-Id: <9810011623.AA23972@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 01 Oct 1998 09:17:48 +0200 From: atacama To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Irkutsk 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Are there members out there in Irkutsk ? I have been to your city in April-may this year, and might return. Meanwhile I have several colleagues coming and going out of Irkutsk, aminly S African, English, Canadian - etc engineers. I am looking to someone to write too - and might come in January. I live in South Africa, am interested in all things Russian, culture, economy, politics, encironment, folklore, folk-medicine - Vera Beljakova-Miller...a graduate in Russian Studies & run the Russian Info centre in Johannesburg atacama@global.co.za From root Thu Oct 1 21:13:25 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 1 21:13:24 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Thu, 1 Oct 1998 21:13:24 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25252; Thu, 1 Oct 98 19:28:16 -0400 Message-Id: <9810012328.AA25252@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1998 15:19:28 -0700 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Andrei G. Chakhovskoi" Subject: INFO-RUSS: "Post-Soviet Science and Technology" class 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 netters: I am teaching a class on "Post-Soviet Science and Technology" at the University of California at Davis. If you can share any information, personal experience, or if you can point to an information source relevant to the subject - please respond to the message below. This year, I begin teaching a class which talks about a recent history and up-to-date changes in science, technology and ecology in Russia and the republics of the former USSR. This class is more like an "experimental" effort to take a look at the current situation in scientific and technology field in former USSR. Being involved for many years in high-tech research in Russian Academy of Sciences as well as in several defense R&D institutions in Moscow and the vicinity, I am naturally interested to learn what is happening there now. Although I am working at UC Davis since 1992, I am still involved in a number of collaborative projects with my former Russian and Ukranian co-workers. I was sharing my thoughts about the situation in Soviet science and technology with my colleagues at UC Davis and Sandia NL, as well as with scientists at various forums and conferences; and I found that there is actually a big interest to this issue. Sometimes a spontaneous discussion has originated from these conversations, leading to an invitation to give a talk about the subject. People were interested to hear about current challenges and difficulties faced by Russian scientists as well as about intellectual and technological potential accumulated in Russia and former USSR countries. And always the audience was interested to hear more information and details than could be delivered in one single talk. After a few talks I decided to expand the effort and I approached the Teaching Resources Center at UC Davis with a proposal to originate an interdepartmental seminar on this subject. The idea was welcomed, and the seminar got approved for the Fall of 1998. Currently, this is one-quarter (8 weeks) seminar for a small group of students (15 people) from different specialities. Most of them are freshman who do not have chosen a major speciality yet. Depending the success of this seminar it may eventually grow into a bigger course. The exact title of this seminar is "The Effects of the Changing Economy on Technology and Ecology in Russia and New Independent Countries". The term "Changing Economy" here is not just economy but also implies "State and Political System". Although I will try to concentrate on science and technology more than on politics and economy, I afraid that it will be impossible to ignore political and economical issues, especially due to the recent crisis in Russia. Because of the nature of this seminar and the subject studied, there is no solid curriculum or a single book which can be used throughout the quarter. The students need to collect the most recent information from the Internet and periodicals and they are encouraged to study and compare different opinions obtained from various communication sources. I do have a growing collection of WEB-links and press documents relevant to the subject, but this collection is far from being complete. I will appreciate it if you can point to the WEB-links, to newsgroups which discuss relevant issues, or to documents which can be downloaded and used for this class. I will especially appreciate it if you have materials like photos, brief videos, documents, magazines, newspapers which you can loan or share for this seminar. If it involves copying expenses I can make copies of the materials and return the originals, or I can provide a reimbursement for copying/mailing expenses. All the materials will be used for educational purpose only, the source or the author of the material will be identified with a proper reference and acknowledgement. A very important part of this seminar is related to a personal experience shared by people who are working or used to work in this field. I will appreciate any documents of a personal matter - memories, stories which can be shared with the students. Also, I would like to invite interested parties to join a discussion as invited speakers. I would like to invite somebody who was involved in joint research/development projects between USA and Russia, who is working in the field related to technology transfer and international scientific collaboration, or who just has an experience working in high-tech field in Russia to share his/her experience and feelings. If anybody is living not very far from Davis, CA or traveling in Northern California in October/November - I would be extremely delighted if you find it possible to give a talk at this seminar. We meet each Tuesday between October 6 and November 24. Unfortunately, due to the size of the seminar the budget for this quarter is quite limited so I will not be able to offer you a generous honorarium, or fly you from New York or Boston, but at least I can reimburse you for the travel from San Francisco Bay area / Silicon Valley (about $ 50). Please e-mail me at chakhovs@ece.ucdavis.edu Thanks and best regards, Dr. Andrei G. Chakhovskoi Lecturer / Research Scientist University of California at Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering From root Fri Oct 2 15:11:12 1998 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 2 15:11:11 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Fri, 2 Oct 1998 15:11:10 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10512; Fri, 2 Oct 98 14:36:00 -0400 Message-Id: <9810021836.AA10512@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 02 Oct 1998 10:08:52 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Elisa Munoz Subject: INFO-RUSS: Nikitin's trial 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, As you may know, Alexandr Nikitin is scheduled to face trial on 20 October in St. Petersburg. I recently spoke with Thomas Jandl from Bellona, USA, who addressed the AAAS Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility last month. Mr. Jandl has informed me that the judge in the case has stated that at least parts of the trial will be open to the public. He believes that it will be beneficial to have international observers attend the trial. Do any of you know scientists who either live near St. Petersburg or will be traveling to Russia around that time? Or, do you know any scientists who speak Russian who may be willing to go? If so, would your organizations be willing to contribute to the cost of sending an observer? As time is running short, please let me know at your earliest convenience. Thank you. Elisa Munoz emunoz@aaas.org =========================================================== The details of Nikitin's case can be found at the Bellona's home page http://www.bellona.no/e/index.htm or go directly to http://www.bellona.no/e/russia/nikitin/index.htm Alex Kaplan, info-russ owner/coordinator sasha@smarty.ece.jhu.edu =========================================================== From root Sat Oct 3 21:13:05 1998 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Oct 3 21:13:04 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Sat, 3 Oct 1998 21:13:04 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26185; Sat, 3 Oct 98 20:47:11 -0400 Message-Id: <9810040047.AA26185@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Ilya Frankel" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for Ilya Frank Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 22:24:31 -0400 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Guys, I need your help! I live in the USA for 7 years and would like to find my old friend. Anybody who knows Ilya Frank. and (or) Irene Stekleeva, please, fill e-mail to: BurryFrenkel@msn.com . Anyone, who graduated the school 155, Leningrad may reply, too. Also, people from the Palace of Pioneers (DVOREZ PIONEROV) can reply, too. I was a musician in the Orchestra in early 80's. I'm trying to find anyone for about 4 years and there's no result so far. Thank you. Ilya & Irene. Ilya Frankel burryfrenkel@email.msn.com From root Mon Oct 5 00:16:32 1998 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Oct 5 00:16:31 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 5 Oct 1998 00:16:30 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA11684; Sun, 4 Oct 98 22:44:28 -0400 Message-Id: <9810050244.AA11684@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 10:37:08 +0200 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Cesar Vidal Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian History 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: my name is Cesar Vidal. I teach in a university and have writen over sixty books, some of them related to Russian History. My last book (it will be published, God willing, in november) is about the International Brigades created by Stalin to fight in Spain and now I am working on a book about the Soviet intervention in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. I should thank to receive information about Russian historical links, archives, web pages, etc. Also I am very interested in knowing about Russian bookstores to buy Russian or Russian related books. Of course, I wish to help anybody in whatever I can (generally related to History, Philosophy or Theology because I am doctor in these disciplines). I wait for your news. Best wishes, Dr. Cesar Vidal cvidal@colon.colon.net From root Mon Oct 5 15:30:21 1998 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Oct 5 15:30:19 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 5 Oct 1998 15:30:19 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27235; Mon, 5 Oct 98 14:43:41 -0400 Message-Id: <9810051843.AA27235@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: srosenfeld@nesdis.noaa.gov Date: Mon, 05 Oct 98 14:18:10 -0500 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Parcel to Moscow 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: I have an urgent need to send a parcel with clothing to my relatives in Moscow. After the recent finance collapse, my relatives, dotsenty s kandidatami, do not have money to buy shoes for their children despite a rapidly approaching winter. What is the quickest (and cheapest) way to do that? I've heard that some churches are organizing such an humanitarian activity. Have anybody heard about such an option? If yes, please, give me imena, adresa, yavki ASAP. If no, that what would be the best way to go?. The parcel is expected to be pretty big. If sent through an ordinary mail it will definetly cost much more than its content. Thank you. S.Rosenfeld, Silver Spring, MD srosenfeld@nesdis.noaa.gov From root Mon Oct 5 16:10:29 1998 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Oct 5 16:10:28 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 5 Oct 1998 16:10:27 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27229; Mon, 5 Oct 98 14:43:34 -0400 Message-Id: <9810051843.AA27229@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 05 Oct 1998 14:04:41 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: yale richmond Subject: INFO-RUSS: US-USSR Exchanges 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- SOVIET CONTACTS AND EXCHANGES WITH THE WEST: DID THEY BRING CHANGES TO RUSSIA? Dear Readers of INFO-RUSS, I am doing research on the results of 30 years (1958-1988) of Soviets contacts and exchanges with the West, as well as foreign travel by Soviet leaders and scholars/scientists, and the changes that these contacts brought to Russia. Of course, I am well aware that most readers of INFO-RUSS did not participate in these exchanges, nor were they allowed to travel to the West. Nevertheless, they did work alongside Soviet citizens who did go abroad, and they were in a position to observe the changes in Russian society over those thirty years. My research is expected to lead to several articles and a book. As a US Foreign Service Officer (now retired), I worked on those exchanges for many years, in Washington and Moscow, and am well aware that all of the people who came to the US under the exchanges had to have a clearance from the Party and KGB. Nevertheless, I have talked with enough of them to believe that many of them were indeed influenced by their study or travel abroad. So, my question is, was that cumulative experience over the thirty-year period transferred to Soviet society and how did it contribute to the reform movement in the Party which culminated in the glasnost and perestroika of the 1980s? For those of you who may wonder why we accepted all those Party-approved nominees for the exchanges, it's because we had no choice. Under the US-USSR Cultural Agreement, a cardinal principle was "sending side nominates." But, since the Communist Party was running the Soviet Union, did it not make sense to try to influence the people who held the power? I am the author of a history of the exchanges, "U.S.-Soviet Cultural Exchanges, 1958-1986: Who Wins?" Foreword by Marshall D. Shulman (Westview Press, 1987), and "From Nyet to Da: Understanding the Russians" (Intercultural Press, 1992 and 1996 rev.). The latter book was written for Americans going to Russia to work, study, advise and consult, but who know little about Russia and its people, why they behave like Russians, and how to get from nyet to da. Responses may be sent by e-mail to yalerich@erols.com or to my postal address: 3930 Connecticut Av., NW, #503, Washington, DC 20008-2429. Information provided will be used on a non-attributable basis, if so requested. Yale Richmond 3930 Connecticut Av. NW, #503 Washington, DC 20008-2429 Tel/Fax: (202) 362-2325 yalerich@erols.com From root Tue Oct 6 00:11:50 1998 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 6 00:11:47 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 6 Oct 1998 00:11:46 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28967; Mon, 5 Oct 98 22:05:11 -0400 Message-Id: <9810060205.AA28967@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Raymond Reinisch Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 10:55:50 +0200 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Fwd: 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 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. -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- >Bonjour, > >- To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of >Human Rights, Amnesty International is collecting signatures for a >pledge to support this very important United Nations declaration. >- Amnesty has 3 million signatures (real and virtual) world wide, and >wants 8 millions (which would be 1/1000 of the world's population). The >UN secretary has already agreed to be present either in person or live >by satellite, if he has to be in New york, to receive the pledge as a >tangible statement of the people of the world's commitment to an >international agenda of human rights. >The most simple way to add your name to the pledge is to send an >e-mail to : > > udhr50th@amnesty.org.au > >- put YOUR NAME in the SUBJECT and the following text in the message: >"I support the rights and freedoms in the Universal Declaration of Human >Rights for all people, everywhere." >You can also do it via the web-site: >http://www.rights.amnesty.org/english/signup/index.html > >-- > _/_/_/_/ _/ _/ Dr. Pierre VALIRON > _/ _/ _/ _/ Laboratoire d'Astrophysique (UMR 5571 CNRS) > _/ _/ _/ _/ Observatoire de Grenoble / U. Joseph Fourier > _/_/_/_/ _/ _/ BP 53 F-38041 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France) > _/ _/ _/ > _/ _/ _/ > _/ _/ _/ Phone / Fax: +33 (0)4 76.51.47.87 / (0)4 76.44.88.2= 1 >_/ _/_/ mailto:Pierre.Valiron@obs.ujf-grenoble.fr > ========================================================= /\ Raymond Reinisch Tel.: +33 4 76 85 60 20 /\/ \ LEMO-ENSERG Fax : +33 4 76 85 60 80 / \/\ \/\ 23, rue des Martyrs, BP 257 / / \/ \ 38016 Grenoble, France E-mail: reinisch@enserg.fr ========================================================= From root Tue Oct 6 21:35:38 1998 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 6 21:35:37 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 6 Oct 1998 21:35:36 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15238; Tue, 6 Oct 98 19:12:21 -0400 Message-Id: <9810062312.AA15238@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 22:54:37 -0500 From: "Mark J. Friedman" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian spiritual music chorus 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 folks, My native town Novocherkask (back in Russia) has a wonderful chorus. They sing spiritual music and their European toor was a great success. They are members of EVROPA KONTAKT. Now they would like to visit the US to perform here. So I am looking for individuals/organizations who might be interested in organiazing/sponsoring this trip. Thank you very much for your kind assistance in this matter. Sincerely, Mark Friedman Mathematical Sciences Department University of Alabama in Huntsville 204 MDH, 301 Sparkman Dr. NW Huntsville, AL 35899 E-Mail: friedman@math.uah.edu Tel: (256) 890-6470 (256) 722-9747(h) From root Tue Oct 13 21:09:33 1998 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 13 21:09:32 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Tue, 13 Oct 1998 21:09:31 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02192; Tue, 13 Oct 98 20:30:08 -0400 Message-Id: <9810140030.AA02192@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: MARGOL@newman.basnet.minsk.by To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 11:18:47 +1200 Subject: INFO-RUSS: moving to Chicago... Status: OS --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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! 1. I am going to move in Chicago in the end of this year and I am looking for a job there. Brief information: Belarussian State University (mathamatics dep.), Ph.D. in mathematics (algebra, arithmetic geometry) in 1995, during some period was interested in algebraic methods in the image processing, now dealing with mathematical (algebraic and partially statistical) methods in data security (cryptography), programming experience in Visual C++ 5.0 (C++, MFC, DB, ActiveX by MFC). I am ready to sent my CV, list of my papers, and any other detailed information needed. I am also looking for colleagues everywhere! 2. By the way, in some info-russ letters the problem of e-mail privacy was discussed. I would like to write some words on that topic. There is always a great risk that your envelope can be opened before its arrival. And there is the unique way to keep the privacy: encrypt the letter before sending. It is especially important, if your letter contains your bank account number, credit card number and so on. The same situation takes place in case of e-mail. The cheapest, simplest, and most reliable way is to apply some cryptosystem (with either public or private key). Good cryptosystems are totally practically unbreakable. You can use coding programs built in your Internet browser, in your e-mail program or separate encrypting-decrypting programs (for example, PGP). Attention: the export of crypto programs is strictly forbidden by the american law. But everyone can get such programs by Internet on the European servers without any restrictions. Some nice helpful books on that topic: - "Personal Computer Security" by Ed Tiley (for users), - "Internet Security Secrets" by John R. Vacca (both for users and specialists), - "Handbook of Applied Cryptography" by Alfred Menezes and others (for specialists). Best regards, Genady. MARGOL@newman.basnet.minsk.by From root Mon Oct 19 03:12:50 1998 >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Oct 19 03:12:49 1998 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu by psi.ece.jhu.edu with SMTP; Mon, 19 Oct 1998 03:12:49 -0400 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02000; Mon, 19 Oct 98 01:14:22 -0400 Message-Id: <9810190514.AA02000@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 14:28:49 -0700 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: chakhovs@ece.ucdavis.edu (Andrei G. Chakhovskoi) Subject: INFO-RUSS: PhD and MS diploma evaluation 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 netters: some time ago I posted a request for info regarding evaluation of M.S. (diplom) and Ph.D. (kandidat nauk) degrees received in former Soviet Union. The INFO-RUSS coordinator, Prof. Alex Kaplan, suggested to me to post a brief summary for the list since this info may be interested for many people. Here is a brief info: I received a number of letters with advices how to find a proper agency specializing in evaluation of foreign education records, including phones, addresses and pricing. In many cases people included their recommendations based on personal experience. I would like to thank everybody for their replies. I made a summary of these letters available as a text file (44+ Kbites) on my web site at the URL: http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/~chakhovs/diploma.txt (I have erased all personal information such as last names, addresses and affiliations. This information can not be released without respondent's permission) For those having difficulties accessing the Internet, I can send a text via e-mail. If anybody will have any comments/updates - I will be more than happy to include them in this file. I would like to share a little bit of personal experience too: I was able to receive a colorful Magister's (M.S.) certificate from the Moscow Fiztech (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology). This is a very nice document in Russian and English which you can proudly display on the wall of your office; it has a set of beautiful ancient Slavic characters like lions, griffons, dragons and birds ("Ptitsa Gamaiyun?"). The certificates are actually issued by VAK (Vysshaia Attestatsionnaia Komissia). Apparently, the best way to obtain this certificate is if you have a good friend or relative over in Moscow, who personally can apply for such a document for you. The good thing is that you can actually request a field of your specialization to be written according to American standards (e.g.,. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science instead of Thermodynamics of Gases and Fluids - ever tried to find an IT job with this major?) The bad thing is that this certificate is not always recognized here in US. Also, apparently the PhD certificates are not being issued as yet. I was able to evaluate my records successfully at ERES (Educational Records Evaluation Service), 777 Campus Commons Road, ste. 200, Sacramento, California 95825 - 8309, phone (916) 449-9570. There was even a Russian-speaking lady there, her name was Anjelika. They can evaluate the degree as well as the course listing. They deal only with original documents, no photocopies are accepted. Please feel free to e-mail me should you have any further questions. Best regards, Dr. Andrei G. Chakhovskoi UC Davis chakhovs@ece.ucdavis.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Oct 19 15:21 EDT 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id PAA24385 for ; Mon, 19 Oct 1998 15:21:37 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03023; Mon, 19 Oct 98 12:53:43 -0400 Message-Id: <9810191653.AA03023@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Posted-Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 17:29:12 +0400 (MSD) Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 17:29:06 +0300 From: "Grigori M. Sigalov" To: INFO-RUSS list Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for Dreizin Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1321 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 colleagues, May I resort to your help to find a friend of mine. My schoolmate, Leonid Dreizin (may be also spelled as Dreisin(e), I guess), 31 year old as of now, moved to US in late 80ths or early 90ths. As far as I know he used to work as a programmer and lived probably in Parsipany, NJ (not sure). I failed to find him with Internet search only. If someone knows him or his email address please help me to contact him. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Best regards, Grigori Sigalov. -------------------------------------------- Dr. Grigori M. Sigalov Dept. of Polymers and Composite Materials, Institute for Chemical Physics Research, Chernogolovka, 142432 Moscow region, Russia. Phone: +7 095 742 0142 ext. 7763 Fax: +7 096 515 3588 ICQ: 7979504 E-mail: sigalov@icp.ac.ru, sigalov@chat.ru WWW: http://opkm1.icp.ac.ru/sigalov/, http://www.chat.ru/~sigalov/ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 20 00:18 EDT 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id AAA02526 for ; Tue, 20 Oct 1998 00:18:29 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04616; Mon, 19 Oct 98 21:56:14 -0400 Message-Id: <9810200156.AA04616@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Greg Mirsky To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: International Driver's License Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 18:10:16 -0400 Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 825 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 was told that it's possible to get so-called International Driver's License that allows one to drive in US with his/her non-US license. Do you know if it works and where can I apply for such license. Thank you in advance, Greg Greg Mirsky Nexabit Networks, Inc Phone: (508)460-3355 x224 200 Nickerson Road Fax: (508)460-3332 Marlboro, MA 01752 e-mail: gmirsky@nexabit.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 20 00:34 EDT 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id AAA02663 for ; Tue, 20 Oct 1998 00:34:53 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04624; Mon, 19 Oct 98 21:56:22 -0400 Message-Id: <9810200156.AA04624@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 18:24:26 -0700 To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Vlad Shkurkin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Area code 809 Caribbean telephone fraud Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1110 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 InfoRuss, A multimodal telephone-based fradulent scheme originiating in the Caribbean and using the area code 809 (with about 20 new area codes to come shortly) has as a part of its targeted audience unsuspecting job seekers. The basis for the scam is that the caller is charged telephone tolls, while the caller is kept on the line by the scam operators (or an answering machine) at the other end. Many other groups are also targeted, sometimes families of tourists visiting the Caribbean, to call about non-existant injured relatives. Details about this fraud are given on http://www.snopes.com/spoons/faxlore/809.htm Privet, Vlad Shkurkin shkurkin@ix.netcom.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 20 20:12 EDT 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id UAA12326 for ; Tue, 20 Oct 1998 20:12:42 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01348; Tue, 20 Oct 98 16:56:19 -0400 Message-Id: <9810202056.AA01348@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "gregory pruginer" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Need your advice Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 21:37:53 PDT Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 593 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, With all this new PERESTROIKA, what is the best way to send money to a poor intellectual in StPetersburg? Gregory Pruginer gp2003@hotmail.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 20 20:30 EDT 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id UAA12630 for ; Tue, 20 Oct 1998 20:30:54 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01359; Tue, 20 Oct 98 16:56:28 -0400 Message-Id: <9810202056.AA01359@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Nicolai A. Avdulov" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian TV Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 12:09:11 -0500 Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 826 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, everyone! I'm looking for the ways to improve my TV reception and to be able to watch Russian TV, at least broadcasted in US. Could anyone give me an advice on: - what is better : cable or digital satelite, are there any other options? - what is necessary to be able to watch Russian TV and what is available there? Thank you for your time, Nicolai A.Avdulov avdul001@tc.umn.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 20 20:41 EDT 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id UAA12654 for ; Tue, 20 Oct 1998 20:41:40 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01342; Tue, 20 Oct 98 16:56:13 -0400 Message-Id: <9810202056.AA01342@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 22:38:52 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Alex Lane Subject: INFO-RUSS: Seeking I. Minajeva Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 929 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- If I may be so bold as to add my request to find a lost friend to this list... I would appreciate any pointers to Irina Minajeva, who worked for Borland International in Moscow in the early 90s. I believe she, along with her physicist husband and daughter Catherine, may have emigrated to Canada (Montreal?) a few years ago. Thanks in advance. Cheers... - -- Alex Lane mailto:alexlane@earthling.net ...speaking only for myself Seabrook, Texas http://www.ghg.net/alexlane From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 23 17:02 EDT 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id RAA07464 for ; Fri, 23 Oct 1998 17:02:25 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18180; Fri, 23 Oct 98 16:24:39 -0400 Message-Id: <9810232024.AA18180@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: Fri, 23 Oct 98 16:19:44 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Israeli & Palestinian accord signed; Pollard will be out Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 5527 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuters, Friday October 23 3:39 PM EDT Spy Snag Cleared, Mideast Signing Set WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel and the United States Friday cleared a last-minute snag over an American who spied for Israel, paving the way for Israeli and Palestinian leaders to sign a land-for-security deal that broke 19 months of deadlock. ``We've got a deal. It will happen,'' a senior White House official said as preparations went ahead for the signing ceremony. The signing will start at the White House at 4 p.m. (2000 GMT), the White House said. An Israeli official said the dispute over convicted spy Jonathan Pollard had been settled. Pollard will not fly to Israel on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plane, as he and the Israelis had wanted, he added. The United States denied President Clinton had promised to pardon Pollard, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1985 for giving Israel U.S. military secrets. Instead Clinton agreed to review the Pollard case, said White House spokesman Joe Lockhart. ``It was done without any commitment,'' the spokesman said. The snag over Pollard, who has taken out Israeli citizenship, had threatened to undo the peace agreement, reached in eight days of tortuous negotiations at Wye Plantation, a secluded estate in Maryland. The deal includes Israeli withdrawal from 13 percent of the West Bank in exchange for Palestinian security measures against violent extremists. It should enable Israel and the Palestinians to move on ``final status'' talks. About seven hours later than expected, Clinton flew back to the White House by helicopter from Wye, 70 miles (110 km) east of Washington, where he had spent more than 24 hours in a marathon negotiation. Looking weary but pleased, accompanied by National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, Clinton disembarked onto the White House lawn and gave a ``thumbs-up'' sign. Netanyahu had thought he had an understanding that Clinton would free Pollard as soon as Israel signed. He felt ``cheated'' when Clinton said no, an Israeli source said. Freedom for Pollard would have helped Netanyahu sell the peace deal to Israeli hard-liners. But U.S. analysts say Clinton would have had trouble at home if he let the spy go. The United States took a strong line against the Israeli demand, saying it was disappointed and surprised that the Israelis sprang it on them Friday morning. ``An issue that is not part of the discussions has been holding up the agreement. It is up to the parties to decide if they will walk away from the agreement for that reason,'' a senior U.S. official said. ``The president is determined to do what it takes to bring these discussions to a close and he will not be deterred by obstacles that are put in the road,'' added Lockhart. Pollard and his former wife, Anne, were turned away from the Israeli embassy in Washington in 1985 as they were trying to escape from FBI agents. He was convicted of giving Israel classified information on Arab countries and jailed for life. Israel in May finally admitted that Pollard was its agent but U.S. presidents have three times denied him clemency. Ahmed Tibi, adviser to Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, said Pollard had nothing to do with the peace deal. ``The agreement has to be signed without Israeli excuses. We did not know anything about Pollard. It does not concern us,'' he said. Lockhart had announced the final breakthrough between Netanyahu and Arafat shortly before 7 a.m. (1100 GMT), after a marathon session into the early hours of Friday. ``An agreement has been reached between the two parties. The president will announce that agreement upon his return to the White House this morning. He expects all parties to join the president at the White House later today,'' he said. Another Palestinian negotiator immediately cast doubt on the Israeli government's commitment to carry out the deal, the most important in the Middle East peace process since at least the Hebron agreement in January 1997. ``The problem is that Palestinians are not confident that this Israeli government will implement the accords. The talks we had with them prove our point,'' said Yasser Abed Rabbo, the Palestinian information minister. Among the critical issues resolved in the early hours of Friday were the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails, amending the Palestinian charter and a package of security measures sought by Israel. An Israeli negotiator said: ``Unprecedented achievement has been reached relating to fulfillment of Palestinian responsibilities. For the first time the Palestinians have agreed to a plan to fight terror and its infrastructure.'' Talks on the ``final status'' issues -- refugees, borders, the status of Jerusalem and the Palestinian self-rule area -- will begin soon, the negotiator added. He said that under the agreement Palestinian militants suspected of attacking Israelis would be arrested and kept in jail. ``The revolving door will be closed,'' he said. There was also agreement on the collection and removal of illegal weapons in the Palestinian autonomous areas. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Oct 26 19:35 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id TAA29543 for ; Mon, 26 Oct 1998 19:35:29 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00766; Mon, 26 Oct 98 18:54:18 -0500 Message-Id: <9810262354.AA00766@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, 25 Oct 1998 09:02:43 +0200 From: Roman Kris To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: regarding Israeli & Palestinian accord Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1279 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Sostoyaniye del v Israil'sko-palestinskix otnosheniyax rezko otlichaetsya ot raduzhnix svodok CNN ob yspexe v Blizhnevostochnom mirnom processe. Veroyatnost' togo, chto soglasheniye bydet ytverzhdeno pravitel'stvom i Knessetom ne bolee 50%. Cho kasaetsya samogo soglasheniya, to ono protivorechit interesam toy samoy sili, kotoraya privela Bibi k vlasti- t.n. natsional'nogo lagerya i de-facto ravnosil'no sozdaniyu palestinskogo gosudarstva. Yedinstvennoye dostizheniye Bibi - sozdaniye mexanizma otvetstvennosti obeix storon za nevipolneniye soglasheniya (podrobnosti v segodnyashnem Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.co.il), ne spaset yego ot obvineniy v predatel'stve natsional'nix interesov Israilya. Otsutstviye Dzhonatana Pollarda v ego samolete lishilo Bibi poslednego kozirya v bydychix diskussiyax. Roman Kris kris@fruitonics.co.il From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 27 19:42 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id TAA24089 for ; Tue, 27 Oct 1998 19:42:44 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16270; Tue, 27 Oct 98 19:13:33 -0500 Message-Id: <9810280013.AA16270@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Dimitri Panasevich" To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Dimitri Panasevich" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Start-up company: how to? Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 17:46:13 -0500 Status: OR Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1251 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 working on a start-up that is building a business out of a cutting-edge technology developed by the xUSSR scientists. To this extend, I would like to ask you about any references to similar experiences, which include high-tech companies based on the ideas/products of the xUSSR engineers/scientists that - started up in the xUSSR and relocated to the US - started up and are operating in the xUSSR but are financed in the US - relocated people to the US and started up here - any other relevant experience. I will be happy to talk to anyone who is contemplating similar ideas. Dimitri Panasevich The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania MBA 2000 215-893-9024 home/fax 215-868-5500 mobile/voicemail Dimitri.Panasevich.wg00@Wharton.upenn.edu http://equity.Wharton.upenn.edu/~dimitrip

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 2 22:35 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id WAA26289 for ; Mon, 2 Nov 1998 22:35:06 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17331; Mon, 2 Nov 98 21:00:53 -0500 Message-Id: <9811030200.AA17331@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Mark & Sveta" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian food stores, etc Date: Sun, 1 Nov 1998 13:08:24 -0800 Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 706 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, my wife Svetlana, who is pregnant, is in great need of Russian fish, and other Russian foods; does anyone know of any stores in USA selling such products? Thank You very much and warmest greetings of Autumn to all!! cbeta@ivnet.net From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 2 22:54 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id WAA26352 for ; Mon, 2 Nov 1998 22:54:23 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17337; Mon, 2 Nov 98 21:00:59 -0500 Message-Id: <9811030200.AA17337@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: KSP concerts in Boston To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 13:01:10 -0500 (EST) Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 2108 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Damu i gospoda! Ya xochu soobshit' vam o predstoyashix bardovskix koncertax v Bostone. V noyabre sostoyatsya koncertu Turianskogo i Suhanova. V dekabre (predpolozhitelno 12-go) - koncert Yuliya Kima. Takzhe v dekabre ozhidaetsya priezd Yuria Loresa. Informacia o koncertax naxoditysa na stranichke: www.ccs.neu.edu/home/kate/ksp-events.html Esli Vu v dalnejshem xotite poluchat' informaciyu o podobnux koncertax po e-mail, Vu mozhete podpisat'sya na Mailing List "KSP Events in Boston". Eto mozhno sdelat' na toj zhe stranichke - www.ccs.neu.edu/home/kate/ksp-events.html ili poslav mne e-mail po adresu kate@ccs.neu.edu (Subject: Subscribe to KSP Events List). Koncert Vladimira Turianskogo sostoitsya November 7, Saturday, 7 p.m. v pomeshenii United Parish Church, po adresu 210 Harvard st., Brookline (nedaleko ot Coolidge Corner) Esli Vu ne uverenu, xotite li Vy idti na koncert ili net, to vse ravno zaglyanite na etu stranichku. Mozhet byt' Vu obnaruzhite, chto kakie-to iz lyubimux Vami pesen prinadlezhat Turianskomu, a Vu ob etom ran'she ne znali. Naprimer, izvestnoe "Geodezicheskoe Tango": "Beluj priboj. I kupol neba goluboj-goluboj. Kto-to drugoj ej nalivaet "Cinandali"..." ili "Zheltoyu lampoyu svetit luna..." Koncert Aleksandra Suhanova sostoitsya November 12, 8 p.m. Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon st., Brookline. Eta informaciya tak zhe naxoditsya na moej Web Page: www.ccs.neu.edu/home/kate/ksp-events.html -- Katherine Klimukhina ------------------------------------------------ Katherine Klimukhina Internet: kate@ccs.neu.edu OR kate@ascent.com WWW: http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/kate ------------------------------------------------ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 3 19:35 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id TAA02140 for ; Tue, 3 Nov 1998 19:35:45 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03409; Tue, 3 Nov 98 18:48:56 -0500 Message-Id: <9811032348.AA03409@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Mikhail B. Pevzner" Date: Tue, 3 Nov 98 18:43:57 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: FWD: sunday humour section Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 2728 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- You don't have to be Jewish, but . . . . > ACTUAL PERSONALS WHICH APPEARED IN ISRAELI PAPERS > > --Torah scholar, long beard, payos. Seeks same in woman. > > --Worried about in-law meddling? I'm an orphan! Write. > > --Nice Jewish guy, 38. No skeletons. No baggage. No > personality. > > --Are you the girl I spoke with at the kiddush after shul last > week? You excused yourself to get more horseradish for > your gefilte fish, but you never returned. How can I contact you > again? (I was the one with the cholent stain on my tie). > > --Female graduate student, studying kaballah, Zohar, > exorcism of dybbuks, seeks mensch. No weirdos, please. > > --Staunch Jewish feminist, wears tzitzis, seeking male > who will accept my independence, although you probably > will not. Oh, just forget it. > > --Jewish businessman, 49, manufactures Sabbath candles, > Chanukah candles, havdallah candles, Yahrzeit candles. > Seeks non-smoker. > > --Israeli professor, 41, with 18 years of teaching in my > behind. Looking for American-born woman who speaks > English very good. > > --Couch potato latke, in search of the right applesauce. > Let's try it for eight days. Who knows? > > --80-year-old bubby, no assets, seeks handsome, virile > Jewish male, under 35. Object matrimony. I can dream, > can't I? > > ---I am a sensitive Jewish prince whom you can open your > heart to. Share your innermost thoughts and deepest > secrets. Confide in me. I'll understand your insecurities. > No fatties, please. > > --Jewish male, 34, very successful, smart, independent, > self-made. Looking for girl whose father will hire me. > > --Single Jewish woman, 29, into disco, mountain climbing, > skiing, track and field. Has slight limp. > > --Desparately seeking shmoozing! Retired senior citizen > desires female companion 70+ for kvetching, kvelling, and > krechtzing. Under 30 is also OK. > > --Attractive Jewish woman, 35, college graduate, seeks > successful Jewish Prince Charming to get me out of my > parents' house. > > --Divorced Jewish man, seeks partner to attend shule > with, light Shabbos candles, celebrate holidays, build > Sukkah together, attend brisses, bar mitzvahs. Religion not > important. ----- Forwarded Message Ends Here ----- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 4 16:37 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id QAA10625 for ; Wed, 4 Nov 1998 16:37:02 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18280; Wed, 4 Nov 98 13:35:03 -0500 Message-Id: <9811041835.AA18280@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: Dmitry Sarkisov Subject: INFO-RUSS: Refugee immigration program Date: 03 Nov 1998 22:32:26 +0000 Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 942 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 heard a rumor that a new refugee immigration program (or whatever is the correct name of that kind of program) for citizens of Russia has come to scene, and American embassy in Moscow has started to accept (with all the consequences) applications for immigration to U.S. I would really appreciate if anybody let me know anything about that or about any reliable source of that kind of information. Thank you very much. Dmitry Sarkisov University of Rhode Island dsar8369@postoffice.uri.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 4 16:55 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id QAA10758 for ; Wed, 4 Nov 1998 16:55:45 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18286; Wed, 4 Nov 98 13:35:11 -0500 Message-Id: <9811041835.AA18286@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 11:59:00 +0200 From: atacama To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russ econ+banker Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 955 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 friends ! I have a young man (26) who is an economist in Johannesburg, S Africa, working in large national bank in the property investment department, who is going for a holiday next year to Russia (mainly Moscow and St. Pete.), who'd like to begin a pen-pal correspondence with like-minded Russians, hoping to meet them when he goes over next year. You can reply to me, and I'll pass on your letters, so that he can reply to you directly from his e-mail. Vera Beljakova-Miller atacama@global.co.za Johannesburg From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Nov 5 19:37 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id TAA24924 for ; Thu, 5 Nov 1998 19:37:39 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04522; Thu, 5 Nov 98 17:13:03 -0500 Message-Id: <9811052213.AA04522@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandra Howard" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Survey2000 Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 22:41:07 PST Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 4959 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 List Members: The National Geographic Society and a number of social scientists are conducting an online survey on migration and modern society, and we ask for your help in encouraging as many people as possible to participate in an unprecedented effort to gather original scientific data on the Internet. Along with many questions from the General Social Survey the Survey 2000 asks questions about mobility, and music, literature and food preferences. Survey respondents remain anonymous, though the compiled results will be made available on the National Geographic website (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/) in a few months. Unlike many surveys, the Survey 2000 makes use of the internet's multimedia abilities to make the survey fun and efficient. The survey period will end November 17, 1998 and we hope to have a diverse number of people from across the United States and around the world complete the questions. Please help us with the outreach effort by completing the survey yourself, and by passing on news of this project to your family, friends, colleagues or students. Over 16 Years Old: http://survey2000.nationalgeographic.com/survey2000/index.html Between 5 and 16 Years Old: http://survey2000.nationalgeographic.com/survey2000/kids.html More notes on methodology are below. Thank you for your assistance. Sincerely, Philip Howard Department of Sociology Northwestern University _________________________________________________ Survey 2000 Sociologists and demographers have identified why people move, but significant data has not been gathered about the effects of movement. One popular theory holds that increased mobility causes a sense of isolation and anomie and fragments traditional communities. On the other hand, a sense of geographic community may be on the wane, but new forms may be developing as people draw their sense of place and humanity from different sources. The survey will address several questions: * How does migration affect our sense of community? * How much are cultural tastes influenced by migration? Is regional variety giving way to an homogenized global culture? * Are people replacing geographic communities with substitutes such as profession, workplace, or the Internet? Hurdles We are looking for roughly 18,000 respondents spread across various social groups. (Thirty respondents are required within each sub-group for the data to be statistically valid.) Utilizing the Society’s resources, we hope to reach a wide variety of people and urge them to help us. Your support will help us reach as many people as possible. We need volunteer sponsors to publicize our survey and host events that offer internet access to people who would otherwise not participate in our survey. With your assistance we hope to reach out to homes, universities, schools, libraries, and recreation, community, and senior centers. We want to make October 1998 “Map the Global Village” Month. With a concerted effort we can reach our goal. Participants Dr. Jim Witte of Northwestern University is spearheading the study and preparing the survey. Other participants are as follows: * Dr. Bethany Bryson, Princeton University. Author of The Sociology of Culture. Specialty: examination of shared cultural values through music. * Dr. Wendy Griswold, Northwestern University. Specialty: regional literature. * National Endowment for the Humanities. * Isabel Wilkerson, New York Times Chicago Bureau Chief and 1994 Pulitzer Prize winner, specialist in African-American migration from the South. * Brian Nielson, Northwestern University, Computer Science Department. * William Bainbridge, National Science Foundation, Sociology Program Officer. * Bonnie Erickson, University of Toronto, Cultural Sociologist. * Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, Quantitative sociologist; social networks and surveys on the Net. * Dr. Mick Couper, Institute for Social Research and Director of Joint Survey Research for the Universities of Maryland and Minnesota, Sociologist in Survey Methodology. * Carl Haub, Senior Demographer, Population Reference Bureau. * Amy Bruckman, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology * Harm de Blij, Geographer and former Editor of the National Geographic Research Journal. * Dr. Jim Peterson, Vanderbilt University, Cultural Sociologist. * Phil Agre, University of California, Davis. Internet communications and quantitative sociologist. ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 9 22:29 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id WAA10458 for ; Mon, 9 Nov 1998 22:29:16 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05658; Mon, 9 Nov 98 20:03:47 -0500 Message-Id: <9811100103.AA05658@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 09 Nov 1998 17:31:48 -0500 From: "Irina Y. Kuzes" Mime-Version: 1.0 To: "info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu" Subject: INFO-RUSS: medicine to Moscow Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 714 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 desperately looking for someone who is leaving for Moscow from Washington, DC and would agree to take a small package with some medicine for my sister's daughter. You can reach me at: kuzes@erols.com or by phone: (202) 965-4912 Thanks!!! Irina kuzes@erols.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 9 22:46 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id WAA10547 for ; Mon, 9 Nov 1998 22:46:01 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05771; Mon, 9 Nov 98 20:57:58 -0500 Message-Id: <9811100157.AA05771@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 09 Nov 1998 19:43:52 -0500 From: Russ McGinnis Organization: Spacely Sprockets To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: New email discussin list: RUSS-L Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1587 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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've found that the means are neither obvious nor easy for an everyday American to ship even "a little something" to someone needy in Russia. I have created a new global email discussion list called RUSS-L. Here is a short charter: --------------------------- RUSS-L is an open information & advocacy channel for any individuals, organizations schools or agencies whose goal is to obtain reliable and cost effective transport of relief goods to the Russian Federation, in any quantities from personal packages to container shipping. A further collective goal is to disseminate effective relief shipping strategies to a concerned public. -------------------------- There is a sign up link at: www.russians.org If you think this is a worthy undertaking, won't you please propagate this message, both in the Russian community and in the American community at large? Everyone is invited. Kind regards, Russ McGinnis St. Petersburg, Florida macktwo@gte.net From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 10 19:30 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id TAA20037 for ; Tue, 10 Nov 1998 19:30:22 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21221; Tue, 10 Nov 98 19:17:08 -0500 Message-Id: <9811110017.AA21221@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 17:14:11 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Vladimir Gusev Subject: INFO-RUSS: Database Programmer opening in the US, CT Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1157 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, A fast growing genomics company is looking for a database programmer (Oracle PL/SQL, ProC, java, CGI, HTML, Unix, Windows NT etc.) of BS/MS level. Bioinformatics experience preferred. Excelent communication skills and the US work permit required. Interested parties can see the company profile at http://www.curagen.com and send their resume to vgusev@curagen.com. Vladimir _____________________________________________________________ Vladimir Gusev, Ph.D. tel.: 203/401-3330 Research Scientist fax: 203/401-3331 CuraGen Corporation e-mail: vgusev@curagen.com 555 Long Wharf Drive web: http://www.curagen.com New Haven, CT 06511 _____________________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Nov 13 16:34 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id QAA08073 for ; Fri, 13 Nov 1998 16:34:14 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06832; Fri, 13 Nov 98 13:43:41 -0500 Message-Id: <9811131843.AA06832@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: DWaksberg@descartes.com Date: Fri, 13 Nov 98 13:37:31 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu, sasha@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Boris Chernobilsky Status: OR Content-Type: text Content-Length: 11859 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, A few weeks ago, an old friend and comrade-in-arms, Boris Chernobilsky died in Israel. Boris was a leader of the Jewish liberation movement in the USSR during the 70s and 80s. His family was left in a difficult position, and I organized a fund established to help his family. In that process, I discovered that many, if not most of the people currently on the board of the Bay Area Council had never heard of Boris Chernobilsky -- let's face it, he's not a house-hold word. The same week that Boris died, Israel Bonds gave an award (and $100,000) to Mikhail Gorbachev (which is another story in itself). It struck me that Gorbachev was being honored for his "role in helping to free Soviet Jewry" [sic], while Boris, who really contributed mightily to that objective, passes in relative obscurity. I've never cared that much about "the historical record," but I felt the need to acknowledge the contributions of this one man. I wrote some information about him for the Bay Area Council board, so those voting on whether to establish a fund would know something about him. I am sharing this not to solicit contributions, but simply because I feel an impulse to tell other people about this person, so he doesn't pass in silence. It's just my way of honoring him. Please excuse my verbose pontificating -- I don't really do this anymore -- especially since I joined the private sector... So, this is what I wrote: A few weeks ago, Boris Chernobilsky, 51, drowned while trying to teach his grandson how to swim. He was caught in an undertow in the Mediterranean Sea. There are a few items I would like to share about Boris and his family: 1. Boris was among a handful of towering figures in the modern Jewish liberation movement in the USSR. He was unusual among these leaders in that he rarely, if ever, called attention to himself. He was generally not prone to giving speeches, nor would he dominate a meeting among refuseniks and foreign visitors by force of personality. Moreover, his language skills in english and hebrew (until he left Russia) were limited, so he was not often the focus of attention among American visitors to Russia. Boris exhibited his leadership in other ways -- most especially: he was usually far ahead of others in thought & action and he led by example. When I say that he was far ahead of others -- Boris "pushed the envelope" of the Jewish liberation movement. He applied to emigrate to Israel in the early 1970s. When he finally left, he had been in refusal for over 15 years - he was likely the longest waiting refusenik at that point. He understood long before others that liberation was not only a function of where he was living. He understood that, while they were waiting to leave, Russian Jews needed to transform their internal lives -- from that of "Soviet slaves" to that of "free Jewish souls." Though the external conditions of his life in refusal were seriously degraded, he carried himself with dignity, with his head held high. Indeed, when he was arrested in the early 80s, the incident that provoked his imprisonment was, as I recall, over the authorities breaking up a Jewish gathering he was involved in (perhaps for Sukkot - my memory has faded). In dispersing the Jews, a militia or MVD cop said "Shnell" -- an obvious & insulting reference to the Holocaust. Boris refused to let this insult pass, and was arrested. Boris led a movement among refuseniks in Russia during the late 70s and early 80s to start creating their own Israel within the Soviet borders -- not an easy task during the Brezhnev-Andropov-Chernenko period. This was a significant development in our movement. People started taking more active control over their lives -- if they couldn't get to Israel, they'd bring Israel to them. People established underground pre-schools & afternoon schools, in which they would teach their children about Judaism and un-teach them the propaganda they were getting in the Soviet "education" system. Boris was a leader of this effort. In fact, more and more, Boris removed himself from Soviet society -- to borrow an American cliche, his approach to the USSR went from "question authority" to "ignore authority." He renounced his Soviet citizenship and declared himself an Israeli citizen (even when the Israeli government was unwilling to back him up). When the "Lishka" (the Israeli bureau responsible for dealing with the Jewish movement in Russia) refused to honor his request for an Israeli passport, he submitted his case to the Israeli Supreme Court (while sitting in Moscow) and won, and thus, walked around Moscow w/ an Israeli passport. He pulled his young son out of the Soviet school system, and pressed for the right for his son to attend an embassy-sponsored school as a foreigner living in Moscow. Much later, during "perestroika," Boris was invited to attend a human rights conference in the U.S. The Soviets refused to let him come, but Andrei Sakharov said he would refuse to go if Boris could not go, which put great pressure on the Soviets. They finally relented and granted him permission to come to the U.S. for the meeting, but held his family in Moscow as hostages. After the conference Boris raised money and bought a ticket to Israel, before returning to Moscow. Thus, he was the first refusenik to visit Israel, even while still in refusal. "How can I be out of my prison and not visit my home" - he said. His influence on my thinking and actions during that period was deeply profound. From an ideological and conceptual point of view, I felt that Boris was both a mentor and a soul-mate. When I say that he led by example -- he let his actions speak, and they spoke louder than words. His standing up to the KGB & militia over a Holocaust-related insult, his renouncing his Soviet citizenship and declaring himself an Israeli citizen -- these were not press stunts, but the consequence of his firm conviction. They influenced many others, in the USSR, in Israel, and here in North America. 2. Boris had an advanced understanding of the role of Jews in Russia, and the interaction between the Jewish movement and the human rights movement. Boris was sympathetic toward the human rights movement, and actively participated in the human rights movement. But he did so as a Jew and as a Zionist. Many had a more primitive view of this duality -- either you were a Jewish nationalist who had nothing to do w/ the broader human rights movement, or you were a human rights activist and thus, not involved in national liberation. Boris, as Sharansky and Slepak before him, knew better, and transcended such simplifications. I remember a conference we held in Moscow in 1989 -- it may have been the first open meeting of its kind on human rights -- just a few blocks from the Kremlin. The topic was human rights, treatment of prisoners, and so forth. Boris got up to speak -- the essence of his speech was: "I wish only the best for Russia in the future -- a democratic future, with respect for human rights, etc., and as long as I live here, I will work with others to help you realize that vision. But I hope that this future -- bright as it could be -- will be a future without Jews -- for our place, our future is not here, but in Israel." It was a very unpopular speech among the Russian (and Jewish) liberals, and he knew that it would be. I loved it. 3. Boris was a beautiful soul, a "gutteneh neshama." With leadership, often comes arrogance, self-importance, ego-ism -- it's part of the territory and we often accept these flaws in our leaders. Boris exhibited none of these flaws. After his death, I spoke with two friends who had known Boris well in Moscow during the 70s and who had stayed in contact with him during the 80s & 90s. They both, independently used the same words in describing him: "Boris was the most decent person I knew." We used to say that even jerks deserved freedom -- and we tried to help them all. Boris was someone you desperately wanted to help, because he was so good, so decent. 4. Boris didn't forget. He finally got to Israel, but he stayed active on behalf of those he left behind. In fact, during the early 90s, Boris went back to Russia and worked for a period in the UCSJ's Human Rights Bureau in Moscow -- now as a truly free Israeli citizen, back in Moscow to help those he left behind. 5. He had style. He had a certain zest for life -- even during life in prison or refusal, he could find humor. When he finally received his permission, after 15 years, one would have expected he'd get on a plane to get to Israel as quickly as possible. But instead, he drove to Israel. He had a car in Moscow, and he wanted to keep it, and anyway, driving from Moscow to Israel seemed interesting. He'd already waited 15 years -- an extra month wouldn't hurt. I had never heard of anyone else doing such a thing. During my professional tenure in the movement, one of the ways I kept myself going was to establish benchmarks before which I would not consider leaving. Thus, during the early 80s, I said "I can't think about leaving until we get Sharansky out." When Sharansky was out, another prisoner took his place, and another, and another. The last such benchmark for me was Boris Chernobilsky -- and his departure from the USSR signaled an end of an era for me. The funny thing is, I never knew Boris all that well. Most of the years he was in the USSR, I was unable to travel there. By the time I was able to get back in, he was on his way out. Because of language limitations, we rarely spoke on the phone. Despite this, his influence on my was profound. Boris's family is left in a very difficult financial position. To make matters worse, the Israeli government is cutting off pensions that had been available for former "Prisoners of Zion." Friends and supporters are contributing to the Chernobilsky family in Israel. I have suggested that BACJRR establish a Chernobilsky Fund -- so those who are so inclined can make a tax-deductible contribution and BACJRR can then transfer those funds to the Chernobilsky family in Israel. For those who wish to contribute to BACJRR's Chernobilsky Fund, send a check to BACJRR-Chernobilsky Fund, 106 Baden St., SF, CA 94131. If you prefer to contribute directly to the Chernobilsky family, here is information about the account, and the purpose to which funds will be used (from Sasha Shipov and old friend of Boris): Following are details about the bank account for the fund to help the family of Boris Chernobilsky: Leah Chernobilsky Bank Leumi, Branch 920, 14924/06 for donations in foreign currency 14924/86 for donations in Israeli currency The money will be used to complete construction of the second floor of the house. This work Boris has started to do by himself some time ago. This part could be rented and thus provide some additional income to the family. All the donations that have been gathered till today will be transferred on this account. Leah asked me to thank everyone who wish to help. If anyone has additional questions about Boris or about this fund, please contact BACJRR at: 415-585-1400. David Waksberg _______________________________ David Waksberg Applications & Industry Consultant Descartes Systems Lightstone Inc. Tel: 650-493-5738 Fax: 650-493-7928 Cell: 415-640-2650 www.descartes.com www.lightstone.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Nov 13 19:36 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id TAA08746 for ; Fri, 13 Nov 1998 19:36:31 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07751; Fri, 13 Nov 98 18:44:41 -0500 Message-Id: <9811132344.AA07751@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Vadim Babenko" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: message to post Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 15:29:22 -0500 Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 827 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Vadim Babenko vadim@informaxinc.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Nov 13 19:52 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id TAA08796 for ; Fri, 13 Nov 1998 19:52:20 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07731; Fri, 13 Nov 98 18:44:23 -0500 Message-Id: <9811132344.AA07731@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "G. Elbert" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for helper in Moscow needed.... Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 07:25:57 PST Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 923 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 would appriciate if anyone can recommend honest, relaible company or agency in Moscow who can provide for reasonable fee some help to elderly or sick person like getting prescription fiiled in, buing food, cleaning apartment. In Soviet times there used to be agency called "Zara" which provided this kind of service. I guess many of us have someone who needs this kind of help back in Russia. I would gladly share any information which I could find. Greg g_elbert@hotmail.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Nov 13 19:56 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id TAA08819 for ; Fri, 13 Nov 1998 19:56:46 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07715; Fri, 13 Nov 98 18:44:08 -0500 Message-Id: <9811132344.AA07715@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Tyomkin, Dmitry" To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Software jobs in Chicago area Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 10:45:47 -0600 Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1657 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, My company, Metamor Technologies, is looking for Software Professionals. It is great stable company (~450 employees) in Chicago area. The business is in-house software consultants, in other words they favor project versus staffing approach. The technology is from Internet to Data Warehousing through Transactions Systems. I attach a list of positions required and brief description of the company. More information can be found on www.metamortech.com. Company is willing to pay for H1-visa for those who need it. If you are interested, drop me a message with questions/resume to Dmitry.Tyomkin@metamor.com Regards, Dmitry Dmitry.Tyomkin@metamor.com Application Support Programmer Business Developer/Project Manager C/S Development, C/UNIX/Powerbuilder Client/Server Developer Client/Server Senior Architect/Analyst/Developer Data Modeler/Designer Data Warehouse Designer/Analyst Developer Development Team Member IT Strategy Consultant Team Lead, Client/Server Software Developer Metamor Technologies is a subsidiary of Houston-based Metamor Worldwide (NASDAQ: MMWW). Metamor Worldwide consists of two business units focused on IT services: COMSYS Information Technology Services and Metamor Solutions. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Nov 13 20:01 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id UAA08834 for ; Fri, 13 Nov 1998 20:01:12 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07740; Fri, 13 Nov 98 18:44:30 -0500 Message-Id: <9811132344.AA07740@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 11:11:57 -0500 From: "Dmitri E. Kourennyi" Organization: CWRU To: "info-russ, mailing list" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Education Evaluation Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 2122 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Ya dumayu, chto informaciya ob ocenke obrazovaniya budet polezna vsem. Vnachale: po-russki, then in English... _____ Bio: Ya zakonchil MFTI (MIPT) v 1986 i zashchitil kandidatskuyu v Kieve v Institute Fiziologii im. Bogomol'ca v 1989. NE REKOMENDUYU: Education Evaluators International, Inc. (Los Alamos, CA) - zaschitalo mne Diplom MFTI kak M.Sc., a vot kandidatskuyu... - kak vtoroj M.Sc.! Spasibochki! Premnogo blagodaren! REKOMENDUYU: World Education Services, Inc. (P.O. Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113-0745, Tel. 212-966-6311 ili 800-937-3895, fax 212-966-6395, email: info@wes.org, web: www.wes.org). Eti rebyata mne sbatsali M.Sc. i Ph.D., kak i polozheno. _____ Bio: I graduated from MIPT (MFTI) in 1986 and defended my Candidate of sciences Degree in Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kiev in 1989. DON'T RECOMMEND: Education Evaluators International, Inc. (Los Alamos, CA) - they evaluated my MIPT Diploma as M.Sc., while the Candidate Degree... - as second M.Sc.! Thank you very much! Obliged! RECOMMEND: World Education Services, Inc. (P.O. Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113-0745, Tel. 212-966-6311 ili 800-937-3895, fax 212-966-6395, email: info@wes.org, web: www.wes.org). These guys gave me M.Sc. i Ph.D., as it supposed to be. Reshajte sami... -- ____ | /\ Dmitri E. Kourennyi | / | Neural Engineering Center | / | Department of Biomedical Engineering |/__ | Room 3520, C.B. Bolton Building |\ | Case Western Reserve University | \ | 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4912, USA | \ | Tel. (216) 368-6047, Fax (216) 368-4872 |___\/ E-mail: dek@po.cwru.edu, Web: http://129.22.144.118 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Nov 14 05:01 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id FAA10184 for ; Sat, 14 Nov 1998 05:01:25 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07723; Fri, 13 Nov 98 18:44:17 -0500 Message-Id: <9811132344.AA07723@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Permanent status in USA From: Dain Y Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 15:53:58 +0000 Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 744 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, Moi staryj drug iz Moskvy poluchil research grant na 1.5(poltora) goda, nachinaja s January. On ochen' hotel by ispol'zovat' etot srok dlja poluchenija Green Card. Vozmozhno li eto. Esli da, to v kakie sroki i skol'ko eto stoit. Lubaja informacija i sovety budut vosprinjaty s blagodarnostju. Yefim From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 16 02:15 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id CAA16554 for ; Mon, 16 Nov 1998 02:15:19 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10314; Sun, 15 Nov 98 22:55:46 -0500 Message-Id: <9811160355.AA10314@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 02:01:12 EDT From: "Sergey Solyanik" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Shipping from Russia to the USA Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1062 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- My parents are relocating to the US and would like to send a fairly large shipment of books over here from Russia. However, they were so far unsuccessful in finding a reasonable shipping company. It turned out that one place we knew closed couple of years ago, and in the other they were quoted something like $1800 for sea shipment of effectively 1-1.5 cubic meters, which seems like an overkill for me (after all, people say shipping a car to Russia costs somewhere around 1K). If anybody has recent experience and/or can recommend a place, I will be much obliged. Thanks and regards -- Sergey sergey@solyanik.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 16 20:11 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id UAA21016 for ; Mon, 16 Nov 1998 20:11:35 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26398; Mon, 16 Nov 98 19:15:05 -0500 Message-Id: <9811170015.AA26398@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: "Trofimova, Larissa" To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Software jobs in Parsippany, NJ Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 13:01:29 -0500 Status: OR Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1801 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company, Dun & Bradstreet, is looking for C++ programmer. The company: Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is the provider of business-to-business credit, etc. See more information about company www.dnb.com You will have here good benefits, salary, managers and nice working environment. We started new client/server project and our group suppose to write middle tier for this project. We are using MS VC++ on NT and MS-SQL as development environment. This application suppose to run on NT and/or UNIX, work with any front end (PowerBuilder, Crystal reports etc) and be able to connect to any RDBMS. We need person with good working experience in C++. We do not use MFC in this project. Any experience with RogueWave Tools.h, DBTools.h, and MS-SQL/SYBASE/ORACLE would be good. Unfortunately D&B do not provide sponsorship for H1. This is not a consultant(contractor) position. Please mail your resume to trofimoval@dnb.com You may call me if you have any questions about this job. - 973-605-6355. ___________________________________________________________ | Larissa Trofimova | TrofimovaL@dnb.com | | Application Consultant | tel: 973-605-6355 | | IWS | fax: 973-605-6938 | | Dun & Bradstreet | 3 Sylvan Way, Parsippany NJ 07853 | ___________________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 16 20:48 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id UAA21266 for ; Mon, 16 Nov 1998 20:48:41 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26383; Mon, 16 Nov 98 19:14:47 -0500 Message-Id: <9811170014.AA26383@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk From: Lief_Eugene/mskcc_MedPhys@mskmail.mskcc.org Date: Mon, 16 Nov 98 17:32:59 -0500 Subject: INFO-RUSS: Crystal night 60th anniversary. To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR Content-Type: text Content-Length: 4109 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 All: A week ago was the 60th anniversary of the "Crystal night" from which the Holocaust started. I checked the WWW and found just one (!) most relevant site http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v15/v15n1p-2_Irving.html . It turned out to be quite an interesting publication by British historian David Irving, who found private diary of J. Goebbels, the Nazi Propaganda Minister in secret Soviet state archives in Moscow, microfilmed on eighteen hundred glass plates. [See: D. Irving, "The Suppressed Eichmann and Goebbels Papers," March-April 1993 Journal, pp. 14-25.]. The following is a small excerpt from this work. Consider this as a little rememberance of that sad day. Or a reminder to those who may soon find themselves on a receiving end in similar situation, albeit in a different place, a bit further to the east... Zhenya Lifshits. ________________________________________________________________- 'Crystal Night' The key event in this whole story was, of course, the "Crystal Night" ("Kristallnacht"), or "Night of Broken Glass" in 1938. Here the Goebbels diary must be treated with the utmost caution. It began on November 7, 1938, with the assassination of a German diplomat in Paris by a Polish Jew, Herschel Grynszpan. News of the shooting triggered a number of small scale anti-Jewish outbreaks all over Germany, which Goebbels noted in his diary without at first paying any special attention to them. However, when news reached him of the young diplomat's death, two days later, it truly outraged him. It came while he was with Hitler at a meeting in Munich, commemorating the annual Nazi party anniversary of the failed "Beer Hall Putsch" of November 9, 1923. After Hitler had left the meeting, Goebbels came to the podium to announce the death of the German diplomat. He also reported to the assembled Gauleiters on the anti-Jewish incidents that had already broken out, describing them as manifestations of a "spontaneous" public outrage. Goebbels said, in effect: "A Jew has fired a shot. A German has died. Obviously our people will be outraged about this. This is not the time to rein in that outrage." We have two or three independent sources for what he said that evening, including the report by the British consul in Munich, who very quickly learned of the speech and reported it to London. This report is now in the British archives. Describing the evening's events, Goebbels writes in his diary that, after his brief speech: "Everyone makes a beeline for the telephones." He adds: "Now the public will take action." An interesting turn of phrase, he creates an image of men in brown uniforms and swastika arm bands reaching out to telephones to relay orders all over Germany. The orders were that the Aktion (operation) was to be carried out by SA men in plain clothes, and the police were not to intervene. There was to be no bloodshed and no harm done to anyone unless, of course, Jews offered armed resistance, in which case they should expect short shrift. "There is to be no looting," stormtroopers in Kiel were told. "Nobody is to be roughed up. Foreign Jews are not to be touched. Meet any resistance with firearms. The Aktion is to be carried out in plain clothes and must be finished by five a.m." The result was the Night of Broken Glass, one of Germany's darkest nights. Hundreds if not thousands of Jewish shops were destroyed. About 150 synagogues were burned to the ground, including six or seven in Berlin. The following morning the news was that 38 Jews had been murdered. On Hitler's orders, 20,000 Jews were rounded up and temporarily held in concentration camps........ 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Thanks in advance, Elena litchman@serc.si.edu >From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 17 09:55:17 EST 1998 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 06:51:33 -0800 (PST) From: Igor Igor To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: programmers wanted 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company of 200 employees, located 10 miles from Downtown Boston, is hiring C/C++, Visual Basic and mainframe programmers. 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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 --------------------------------------------------------------------- New York Times November 18, 1998 SPECIAL REPORT: THE HIDDEN CITY Hard Times Now at Russia's Once-Pampered Nuclear Centers By MICHAEL R. GORDON KRASNOYARSK-26, Russia -- When Andrei Sokolov came to this nuclear city more than 30 years ago it was a bastion of privilege for the Soviet Union's scientific elite. Its very existence was a state secret. Behind barbed-wire fences, and hidden inside a mountain of granite, three nuclear reactors produced tons of plutonium for nation's nuclear arsenal. Its scientists, the nation's brightest, lived the Soviet dream: the best food and wages the Kremlin could provide. Krasnoyarsk-26 remains closed off from the world. But these days it is an impoverished ward of the state, and a vexing worry for Russian and American officials who fear Russia's best scientists will leave for aspiring nuclear powers like Iran and Iraq. Sokolov, 58, one of the city's top nuclear specialists, says he is not leaving. He sometimes goes months without his meager salary, and he and his neighbors recently endured a few weeks without heat. Like the humblest Russian peasant, his wife, Nadezhda, helps make ends meet by canning cabbages, cucumbers and tomatoes from the garden at their dacha, and she cannot look back without twinge of regret. "It was better then," she said. "The city was clean. Everything was in abundance. There was no economic panic. We were young and everything seemed beautiful to us." While the Sokolovs are stoical about the future, nobody can be sure about the thousands of other specialists in Russia's nuclear cities. The Russian government has become so concerned about the tumbling morale of its top nuclear scientists that it has ordered its security services to secretly monitor them, Russia's minister of atomic energy said in an interview. In Washington, the Energy Department has pledged as much as $30 million in assistance through 1999 to start up new businesses in the hope that the enterprises will be able to attract hundreds of millions more in Western investment. But critics worry that the aid is too little to make a difference. And with Russia's economy in crisis and investors fleeing, attracting foreign investment is harder than ever. As winter begins creeping across the heartland, nuclear workers have taken to the streets to demand back pay. Guards at nuclear laboratories have abandoned their posts to forage for food. Power shortages threaten to shut down electronic security systems designed to safeguard stores of bomb-grade materials. Krasnoyarsk-26 has endured its share of tribulations: a restive workforce, months of unpaid wages and the temporary shutdown of its lone nuclear reactor, which forced residents to endure the bitter Siberian chill. "The situation in the nuclear closed cities is very close to catastrophic," said Viktor Orlov, director of the Moscow-based Center for Policy Studies and an expert on Russia's nuclear complex. The City: Huge Fortress Built With Slave Labor The armed guards at the checkpoint for Krasnoyarsk-26 provide a sobering reminder to visitors that they are about to enter a state within a state. Outsiders must get the blessing of the Federal Security Service, the heir to the KGB. Passports are inspected and, in the case of foreigners, escorts provided. The residential heart of this city of seven square miles gives a hint of its past glory. There is an artificial lake with three beaches. Its movie theater, which used to receive first-run Soviet films the day after they appeared in Moscow, displays an ad for the American film "Titanic." There are more sports facilities than in most Russian cities of this size, and a well-tended park, which features a statue of Lenin staring vacantly into space. (It had been looking approvingly at Stalin before Nikita Khrushchev launched his campaign to de-Stalinize the nation and the dictator's statue was removed.) The train station that the city's scientists and engineers use to go to work looks like a typical suburban platform, save for the fact it is protected by armed interior ministry guards and serves an electric train that heads straight into a fortified mountain. The subterranean complex at the other end of a three-mile-long tunnel is a cavernous, multistory honeycomb of nuclear reactors, plutonium laboratories, cafeterias and workshops -- some 3,500 rooms in all. It is the mountain that persuaded Stalin and Lavrenty Beria, his secret police chief, to build the complex in this remote stretch of Siberia. The granite peak, they calculated, would shelter the complex against an American nuclear strike, enabling the Soviet Union to produce bomb-grade plutonium after a nuclear war. The nearby Yenisei River, one of Siberia's mightiest, would cool the plutonium-generating reactors. No efforts were spared to turn this cold war project into a reality. The chief construction engineers were military officers. Most of the brawn, however, was provided by slave labor. According to the city's records, some 70,000 prisoners worked here from 1950 to 1964, digging out the mountain -- excavating more rock than was used to build Egypt's largest Pyramid. Many were veterans, farmers and workers, who may have done little more than steal a sack of potatoes to feed their families. Several hundred foreigners were also brought here for forced labor, including, the city's punctilious records show, prisoners from Germany, Poland, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, Finland and "one Negro." The streets of Krasnoyarsk-26 are named after Soviet heros and city founders, but the only trace of the prisoners is the pitiful plot of overgrown and unmarked graves that straddles the border of the town. Now, some graves have been defaced by local vandals while others have been covered by a garage. The Past: Years of Privilege Take Their Toll Now Krasnoyarsk-26's fall from grace has made its present troubles harder for many of its residents to bear. Unlike Russia's sorry factory towns or collective farms, this city got used to being a pampered enclave for the nation's top engineering talent, and many inhabitants cannot look back without a nagging sense of regret. "The early days were full of enthusiasm," said Ivan Mashkovtsev, a former KGB official who used to oversee security at the nuclear complex. Its workforce earned 50 percent more than its counterparts outside the city gates. Food was ample and there was no rationing or lines. Vacations were generous: 36 work days a year and 48 days for those who labored inside the mountain. The sense of national purpose was fortified by ironhanded secrecy. For the first few years, none of the residents was allowed to leave. Later, when travel within the Soviet Union was allowed, the word "plutonium" was stripped from their vocabulary. If anyone asked, they could say that they worked for an iron ore mine or lived on a military base. There were no telephone lines connecting Krasnoyarsk-26 to nearby cities and villages; the telephone lines used by the top leadership ran straight to Moscow. Because the city was left off Soviet maps, residents called it Krasnoyarsk-26, using the number on the post office box where their mail was sent at the open city of Krasnoyarsk, 40 miles south. Krasnoyarsk's plutonium industry did not stay secret for long. According to Russian officials, American intelligence learned about the reactors in the 1963, several years after its second reactor began to operate. Still, Krasnoyarsk-26's reactors kept churning away. According to some Western estimates, they produced more than 40 tons of bomb-grade plutonium, about one-third of the plutonium used to build the Soviet arsenal. With the world awash in deadly plutonium, two of the three reactors here have been shut down. The remaining reactor provides heat for the city. It still produces plutonium as a byproduct that is separated from the reactor's nuclear waste and stored as a powder for safekeeping. To many, the loss of the secret city's cold war mission has been a devastating psychological blow. "The main problem is probably not the loss of material wealth," Mashkovtsev said. "The problem is the way people look at the nuclear industry. People here feel like they are unneeded, especially when they hear others say that everything they did was unnecessary." The Present: Shortage of Money Breeds Suffering For Valery Lebedev, the director of Krasnoyarsk-26's nuclear operations and a veteran resident of the city, holding the complex together is an increasingly daunting task. Some 10,000 people still work at the nuclear complex. But it has received only two-thirds of the government funds it was expecting this year. "The prices have increased but we cannot raise wages, because we do not even pay people what they are supposed to be paid," Lebedev said. "We try to do our best to pay something. If we don't have money we give food." The money crunch has taken its toll. Even keeping the lone reactor running is not a simple proposition. In September, a budget shortfall delayed a shipment of uranium fuel. Then workers in the radio-chemistry laboratory, where plutonium is separated from the nuclear waste, mounted a brief protest. The reactor was out of operation for weeks, leaving the city without heat. "We are concerned when a person has to think all the time about how to feed his family," Lebedev explained. "That's not a good time to carry out some important operations." It is also affecting arms control efforts. The Russian government has promised the United States it will convert the Krasnoyarsk-26 reactor and two similar reactors at another closed city, Tomsk-7, so that they no longer produce plutonium by 2000. But Russian officials said the conversion will almost certainly have to be delayed because of budgetary and technical problems. Without generous funds from Moscow, the city's character has begun to change. It is quieter, greener and safer than most than most Russian cities, but it is no longer walled off from the problems of modern-day Russia. The shortage of funds has affected the city's medical services which suspended all but emergency operations in August when medicine and surgical gloves ran out. Like other scientists, Sokolov and his family have felt the blow. They live in a cramped, but tidy apartment, crowded with books and pictures of grandchildren. Sokolov, tall, lean and graced with an impish sense of humor, relishes his work and his colleagues and regales guests with tales of his trips through the still untamed taiga, the storied Siberian wilderness that stretches north to the Arctic tundra. Their rewards for long years of service behind the barbed-wire city limits, however, is a meager one. Sokolov's salary, which sometimes has been delayed for months, is about $150 a month. His wife, a chemist, has been paid more regularly, but only receives $30 a month. Their salaries are supplemented by small pensions, granted in recognition of their decades of toil. Each receives $37. Their children have delivered their verdict on the city's future. The Sokolovs' son works in the city, but their two daughters, who received degrees in science, moved away years ago and have no desire to return. Pensioners and laid-off workers have an even harder time. Valentina Mazurova worked as a construction engineer when Krasnoyarsk-26 was a boomtown. A sturdy woman with an engaging smile, she has given up her dreams of travel and supplements her monthly pension by selling dried fruit in the outdoor market. On a good day, she may earn $2. Others residents have turned to the world outside the wire for work. Each weekday morning, several thousand pile into a caravan of cars and buses that snakes its way to the city of Krasnoyarsk. Lebedev would like to see the secret city opened up. That, he believes, would bring in new business and money and make the city less dependent on the dying military sector. Few residents, however, agree. They see the barbed-wire fences as a final barrier against the turmoil sweeping the land and want to keep Krasnoyarsk-26 closed despite the economic costs. "The stronger the crisis the more people want to live in isolation," said the Andrei Katargin, the mayor of Zheleznogorsk, the name of the residential area inside the fences. The Future: Replacement Jobs Desperately Needed [I] n Moscow, the closed cities have become a heavy burden for Yevgeny Adamov, Russia's atomic energy minister. Krasnoyarsk-26 is just part of the problem. The director of the nuclear design center Chelyabinsk-70 shot himself in 1996, as that closed city faltered under the weight of unpaid wages. Morale is so low that Adamov regularly lectures the authorities in the nuclear cities not to pay plumbers and common laborers more than nuclear scientists. The approaching winter threatens to make a bad situation worse. Closing down the cities is not an option. They are still needed to disassemble weapons and safeguard nuclear materials, and nobody wants the scientists to be tempted to go abroad. As the cities deteriorated, Russian intelligence began the secret monitoring of the top Russian scientists, whose bomb-designing skills would be particularly valuable to an aspiring nuclear power or to the United States, Adamov said. The United States itself is worried about Russian scientists' leaving to help Iraq, Iran, North Korea and other aspiring nuclear powers. It has agreed to provide money for their employers to switch to non-nuclear ventures. The Russians "call them sensitive professions," Adamov said. "and we know all these people by name. Even they don't know that they are in this group. We make sure they are provided for." The atomic energy ministry's long-term plan is to cut the nuclear workforce by as much as a third and create an equivalent number of new jobs in the commercial sector. Of the three-quarter of a million people who live in the closed cities, 125,000 work directly in the nuclear enterprises. "People in the closed cities are like children," Adamov said. "The gap between ordinary cities and the free market is quite big, but the gap between people who lived in a closed city and a market economy is enormous." The stakes are so high that the United States Energy Department has forged an unusual collaboration with the atomic energy ministry, its former archrival. It has earmarked $30 million dollars to help launch new businesses, which might attract Western capital. But it is a small sum and the funds cannot even be disbursed until Congress reviews the spending plan early next year. The Energy Department is also planning to spend $200 million to help Russia dispose of plutonium. That will also involve work in the closed cities, though it is not clear exactly how those funds will be spent and how much will go to American contractors. "The cities were in trouble before, but now they are getting desperate, said Kenneth Luongo, a former Energy Department official and the head of the Russian-American National Security Advisory Council, a private group that focuses on the problems of the closed cities. "What little economic progress there was is being erased and serious action is required to prevent further deterioration." The Task: Luring Investment Is Very Difficult At Krasnoyarsk-26, Lebedev has not given up hope. His dream is to transform his complex into a high-tech commercial center -- a sort of Silicon Valley of Russia. He has tried one plan after to try to lure business here but little has happened. A plan to assemble Samsung televisions collapsed after import tariffs on electronic components were raised. He also drafted a plan to make his city a tax-free zone for foreign investors. But the government never acted. The complex is so desperate it would like to make money storing nuclear waste. But Russian law forbids it from accepting nuclear waste from abroad. These days Krasnoyarsk-26 is counting on the construction of a $200 million factory to produce silicon for computer chips. The Defense Enterprise Fund, a Pentagon-funded group that is trying to help Russia convert its military industry to civilian production, has paid for some of the planning. The Russian government has already spent several million dollars to grow silicon crystals. Krasnoyarsk-26, however, still needs to line up major Western investors. With Asia in a recession and the United States and Europe possibly on the brink of a slowdown, persuading foreign companies to sink hundreds of millions of dollars into a Siberian nuclear city is harder than ever. As investors ponder their hand, Lebedev is weighed down by more immediate worries. This summer, he sent his Moscow superiors a blunt memo describing where this once-proud city was headed. "Wage payments are three months behind schedule," he wrote. "The social tension in the shops and factories has reached the critical level, and its consequences are unpredictable." From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Nov 19 19:35 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id TAA12474 for ; Thu, 19 Nov 1998 19:35:24 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17258; Thu, 19 Nov 98 18:56:56 -0500 Message-Id: <9811192356.AA17258@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 10:40:48 -0800 From: "Oleg V. ZDAN" Organization: FUJI Photo Film (Europe) GmbH To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: GERMANY/DUESSELDORF Status: OR Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1021 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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: We have moved to Duesseldorf (Germany). I work for FujiFilm, and my wife studies German in Duesseldorf University. We would highly appreciate any suggestions on: - How to get information on Russian-speaking activities and get to know some Russian-speaking people in the area. - How to evaluate our degrees - Diplomas - received in Moscow 1. Moskovskij Fiztech (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) 2. Inzhener-Ekonomist / MIIT (Moskovskij Institut Inzhenerov Transporta) Thank you very much in advance. Best regards, Oleg ZDAN zdan@fujifilm.de From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Nov 22 17:09:37 EST 1998 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: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 00:49:39 +0300 (MSK) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Pamyati Galiny Starovojtovoj Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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Mne dovelos' odin raz razgovarivat' s neju po telefonu. Ona pozvonila mne za dva chasa do efira na radio "Exo Moskvy", kuda ee, vidnogo specialista po mezhetnicheskim otnoshenijam, pozvali na razgovor o vojne v Chechne. Period byl odin iz samyx strashnyx: zatjazhnye zhestokie boi smenilis' "navedeniem porjadka", na dnjax proizoshla bojnja mirnogo naselenija Samashek. Galina Vasil'evna, tol'ko chto priexavshaja iz Ameriki i ne uspevshaja vosstanovit' kontaktov so svoimi druz'jami i informatorami (sredi kotoryx byl, naprimer, promoskovskij lider respubliki professor Salambek Xadzhiev), nuzhdalas' v xotja by i priblizitel'noj informacii. Znaja iz publikacij v seti Info-Russ o moem interese k Chechne, ona poprosila menja sostavit' kratkij otchet, chto ja i sdelal, opirajas', kak obychno, na soobschenija gazet, TV i "Radio Svoboda". Cherez dva chasa ja uslyshal v prjamom efire svoj otchet (akkuratno predstavlennyj slovami "po nekotorym svedenijam"). Ja otnessja k proisshedshemu s nekotoroj ironiej, i lish' pozdnee mne stalo jasno, chto takaja legkovesnost' politika i uchenogo (o kotoroj mozhno tol'ko sozhalet') dolzhna byt' sopostavlena s poziciej ee politicheskix i nauchnyx vragov. Oni otnosjatsja k faktam stol' zhe legkovesno i neser'ezno, no delajut iz bezotvetstvennyx otchetov informantov primerno moego urovnja inye, chelovekonenavistnicheskie, vyvody. Po zhestokoj ironii sud'by, Galina Starovojtova stojala u istokov samogo pervogo i edva li ne samogo tjazhelogo mezhetnicheskogo konflikta v nashej ("byvshej nashej") strane -- armjano-azerbajdzhanskogo. Vsem avtoritetom uchenogo ona podderzhala nacional'no-osvoboditel'nuju (eto ee opredelenie) bor'bu armjan Nagornogo Karabaxa. Poka eta bor'ba velas' otnositel'no nenasil'stvennymi metodami, a pozicija Azerbajdzhana kazalas' neotlichimoj ot pozicii imperskogo centra, mozhno bylo, dejstvitel'no, schitat' proisxodjaschee v chistom vide osvobozhdeniem ljudej ot abstraktnogo, ne imejuschego nacional'nosti Zla. Odnako vremena stremitel'no menjalis', ruxnula preslovutaja Imperija Zla, i okazalos', chto na puti stremlenija ljudej k Svobode, Schast'ju i Dostoinstvu stojat drugie ljudi. Soldaty, boeviki, stariki, zhenschiny, deti... Do etogo momenta istorii kazalos', chto "bor'ba za svobodu" -- eto nepreryvnoe davlenie ljudej, vooruzhennyx tol'ko slovom, na titanicheskuju maxinu gosudarstva. Pri etom gosudarstvo budet menjat'sja, delat'sja chut' menee zaskoruzlym, chut' bolee terpimym, chut' bolee svobodnym -- ne perestavaja pri etom byt' gosudarstvom, to est' ekskljuzivnym upolnomochennym Nasilija. To est' my budem medlenno i postepenno zatupljat' shipy na koljuchej provoloke, odnovremenno skryvajas' za etoj "koljuchkoj" ot nochnyx straxov mirnogo, milogo, obrazovannogo gorozhanina -- smerti ot nozha ili puli. A iz vsex sredstv i napravlenij davlenija nacional'no-osvoboditel'noe dvizhenie bylo, ochevidno, samym moschnym. Kak okazalos', slishkom moschnym. V odnochas'e monopolija gosudarstva na nasilie ruxnula, i (sperva na okrainax Imperii) chelovek s avtomatom stal edinstvennym sud'ej togo, chto est' istina, dobro i spravedlivost'. Gosudarstvo, pust' bezmerno oslablennoe, ostavalos' "krupnejshim igrokom na rynke nasilija", i stalo jasno, chto ono mozhet, ispol'zuja svoj "blokirujuschij paket", ne dopuskat' xotja by beskontrol'nogo razrastanija mezhnacional'nyx vojn. Galina Vasil'evna prishla v pervoe pravitel'stvo El'cina, na vysshuju gosudarstvennuju sluzhbu, chtoby ispol'zovat' potencii gosudarstva. Ona uspela, pol'zujas' svoim nerastrachennym vlijaniem na prezidenta, predotvratit' (tochnee, otsrochit' na tri goda) vojnu v Chechne osen'ju 1991 g. No uzhe etot epizod, pust' i schastlivo razreshivshijsja, pokazal, chto vypleskivanie na volju xaoticheskogo "narodnogo" nasilija -- esche ne samoe strashnoe, chto mozhet smenit' blagostnuju model' postepennogo zatuplenija "koljuchki". Delo v tom, chto novye nezavisimye gosudarstva, i Rossija v tom chisle, sdelali ideologiju i cennostnuju sistemu nacional'no-osvoboditel'nyx dvizhenij svoej polu- ili vpolne-oficial'noj ideologiej. Esli v "passionarnyx" stranax, podobnyx Armenii, gosudarstvo lish' podderzhivalo zapredel'noe gorenie narodnogo duxa absurdom svoix bjurokraticheskix procedur, to v Rossii imenno bjurokraticheskij klass, pravjaschij stranoj, srochno prinjalsja zapolnjat' duxovnyj vakuum, obrazovavshijsja posle krushenija Sovetov, "velikimi nacional'nymi zadachami". No, poskol'ku posle raspada SSSR (togda odnoznachno vosprinimavshegosja kak udacha) nikakie integracionnye istolkovanija etix zadach byli nevozmozhny, pravjaschij klass i ego ideologicheskaja mashina zanjalis' vospitaniem v naselenii etnicheskogo patriotizma. Vprochem, forsirovanie patrioticheskogo gosudarstvennichestva na fone odnovremennoj principial'noj minimizacii gosudarstva, ego otkaza ot ljubyx masshtabnyx proektov, neizbezhno vedet k tomu, chto sub'ektom nacional'noj idei delaetsja ne politicheskaja nacija, a etnos. Inymi slovami, rozhdaetsja gosudarstvennyj rasizm. Posle otmeny ukaza o vvedenii vojsk v Chechnju u Galiny Starovojtovoj bol'she ne bylo udach na gosudarstvennoj sluzhbe, i ona, kak i mnogie drugie "demokraty pervoj volny", ee pokinula. Sejchas uzhe ploxo pomnitsja, naskol'ko eto bylo mutnoe vremja, porazhennoe rasistsko-shovinisticheskim jadom. Tol'ko v ugare otkryvshixsja "neogranichennyx vozmozhnostej svobodnoj ekonomiki" mozhno bylo ignorirovat' vse bolee trevozhnye signaly iz sfery nacional'nyx otnoshenij. Stala vdrug sovershenno respektabel'noj ukrainofobija obrazca nachala veka (prichem "rusofily" nenavideli i prezirali Ukrainu za ee rol' v destrukcii SSSR, a "zapadniki"-liberaly za negotovnost' posledovat' v farvatere gajdarovskix reform, razumeetsja v kachestve vedomogo). Tragicheskoj kul'minaciej perioda stal tak nazyvaemyj "osetino-ingushskij konflikt v Prigorodnom rajone". Osobennost'ju etix sobytij javilos' uchastie v nem vooruzhennyx struktur Rossijskogo gosudarstva na odnoj iz storon (osetinskoj). V dannom sluchae primenenie vojsk bylo otkrytym i oficial'nym (skryvalsja tol'ko fakt odnostoronnej podderzhki osetin), odnako primerno v eto zhe vremja rossijskaja armija prinjala aktivnoe, no nelegal'noe i tajnoe uchastie v mezhnacional'nyx vooruzhennyx konfliktax (na storone abxazov protiv gruzin i na storone separatistov, preimuschestvenno slavjan, protiv Moldavskogo pravitel'stva). Za popytki ob'ektivnogo osveschenija "osetino-ingushskogo konflikta" byl uvolen prezidentskim ukazom rukovoditel' togda esche gosudarstvennogo televidenija, "shestidesjatnik" i "demokrat pervoj volny" Egor Jakovlev. Pokazatel'no, chto vlasti pervyj i edinstvennyj raz posle padenija kommunizma otkryto obosnovali uvol'nenie zhurnalista "nepravil'nym i antigosudarstvennym xarakterom reportazhej". Tem ne menee dazhe eto, znakovoe sobytie nikak ne zatronulo bezmjatezhnoj uverennosti demokraticheskoj intelligencii (osnovnoj ee chasti), chto vse idet kak nado. Zaraza otozhdestvlenija gosudarstvennyx i narodnyx interesov s etnicheskimi simpatijami i predrassudkami za korotkij srok pronikla k serdcu russkoj intelligencii. Mne rasskazyvali, kak v dni posle vzjatija abxazsko-russkimi vojskami Suxumi vidnyj moskovskij intellektual, drug Fazilja Iskandera i Bulata Okudzhavy, podoshel na kakom-to prieme k Iskanderu (Okudzhava stojal rjadom, v neskol'kix shagax) s bokalom v rukax i skazal: "S pobedoj, Fazil'!" Galina Starovojtova mogla tol'ko v bessilii nabljudat' za etim bezumiem, byt' mozhet, vspominaja v pechali, chto imenno ona polozhila nachalo tradicii bezogovorochnoj podderzhki intelligenciej odnoj storony (armjanskoj). Professional'nye znanija i opyt podskazyvali ej, chto strana idet prjamoj dorogoj k katastrofe i pozoru. S ee i mnogix ee druzej uxodom iz vlasti zakatilas' zvezda dvizhenija "Demokraticheskaja Rossija", tolpy kar'eristov otxlynuli ot nee v Gajdarovskij "Demvybor" -- a vsled za kar'eristami vse te, kto iskrenne schital, chto "vse idet kak nado, tol'ko by ne vernulis' kommunisty". "Demvybor" gorazdo luchshe oschuschal napravlenie paxnuschego gar'ju i mertvechinoj vetra i zapisal v svoej programme, polnoj v osnovnom kosmopoliticheskix blagoglupostej, polozhenie ob "osoboj roli russkogo naroda". Tigr nacionalizma okonchatel'no vyrvalsja na volju. Etogo tigra Galina Vasil'evna i ee edinomyshlenniki vypustili na volju i osedlali, nadejas' ispol'zovat' kak boevuju silu protiv totalitarnoj derzhavy i totalitarnoj ideologii. Sejchas trudno poverit' v eto, no oni nadejalis', chto im udastsja ne prosto usidet' na nem, no i uderzhat' ego v uzde legal'nosti i prav cheloveka. Osen'ju 1993 goda, vo vremja stolknovenija prezidenta El'cina s "krasno-korichnevym" bol'shinstvom Verxovnogo Soveta, vlasti organizovali, pod prikrytiem boev s "kommuno-patrioticheskimi mjatezhnikami", seriju pogromov inorodcev. Opjat'-taki, pod dymovoj zavesoj prizyvov Gajdara "zaschitit' demokratiju", pojavilis' shturmovye otrjady iz kakix-to lichnostej poluintelligentskoj naruzhnosti, s avtomatami i dazhe bronevikami. Den'-dva oni gromili rajonnye Sovety i ofisy oppozicionnyx partij, a potom perekljuchilis' tozhe na inorodcev. Togda vpervye pojavilis' na ulicax Moskvy i drugix gorodov Rossii strannye lichnosti v grjaznyx kombinezonax, s nedel'noj nebritost'ju i s avtomatami v rukax. Kto eto byl -- milicionery, kazaki ili esche kakie-to "druz'ja russkogo naroda" -- ostavalos' tol'ko gadat'. Tigr vyrvalsja, i po vsej byvshej nashej strane razbezhalis' ego detki -- ljudi s avtomatami, postepenno zabyvajuschie vse iz prezhnej zhizni, i pomnjaschie tol'ko o tom, chto "my -- russkie (armjane, azerbajdzhancy, gruziny, abxazy -- nuzhnoe vpisat'), i poetomu budem ubivat' tex, na kogo ukazhet perstom Rodina-mat'". Kto-to iz etix ljudej s avtomatom i podstereg v piterskom paradnom Galinu Starovojtovu, imenno na nee ukazala emu eta samaja mater' -- ili tak voobrazilos' ego otmorozhennym dolgimi okopnymi zimami mozgam. Takoe ne moglo ne sluchit'sja, potomu chto vojny proigryvajutsja ili konchajutsja nichem (chem dal'she, tem chasche), i vse bol'she neudovletvorennyx i broshennyx tigrinyx detok vozvraschajutsja v nashi goroda, razuchivshis' zhit', no ne razuchivshis' ubivat'. Ja ostavljaju za skobkami vopros o tom, sam li on soobrazil, chto eto Starovojtova pomeshala emu "dobit' chechej" (ili kogo-to esche), ili emu podskazali i pomogli. Suschnostno on ne vazhen, xotja i predstavljaet ugolovnyj i istoricheskij interes. Vazhnee -- otkuda avtomat? Ne konkretnyj ekzempljar, konechno, xotja ispol'zovanie predel'no redkogo i potomu legko otslezhivaemogo oruzhija vopiet protiv gipotezy ob uchastii professional'nogo ubijcy. Net, ja o tom voprose, k kotoromu podvodit vse moe izlozhenie -- ne sama li Galina Vasil'evna vlozhila avtomat v ruki tigrinym detkam? V bukval'nom smysle slova -- vse zhe net. Tigr sbrosil ee nazem' i ubezhal (chtoby potom vernut'sja za ee zhizn'ju) zadolgo do togo, kak byla zapuschena fabrika peredelki millionov ljudej v mashiny ubijstva. I zapuschena ona byla uzhe bez nee. No ideja, chto tigra mozhno ispol'zovat', chto na nem mozhno kuda-to priexat', to slovo, kotorym potom pol'zovalis' vospitateli ubijc -- eto na ee otvetstvennosti. Inache govorja, kak byt' so slovami Talejrana "oshibka xuzhe prestuplenija"? Ne mogu otvetit', potomu chto razdeljaju, kak pochti vse sootechestvenniki, s neju etu oshibku. Pochti vse, kto zaxotel sverzhenija kommunizma v 80-x, uverovali v to, chto dlja etogo neobxodim tigr (v bol'shinstve sluchaev eto byl tot zhe tigr, chto u Galiny Vasil'evny), chto ego mozhno osedlat' i upravljat' im. Raznica tol'ko v tom, chto odni osoznali oshibku i uzhasnulis' ej (rano -- kak Starovojtova, ili pozdno, chasto uzhe posle proigrysha chechenskoj vojny), a drugie -- net, drugie prodolzhajut nastegivat' tigra i prikarmlivat' ego chelovecheskim mjasom. Galina Vasil'evna Starovojtova odna zaplatila samuju doroguju cenu za nashu obschuju oshibku, i ja ne mogu otdelat'sja ot oschuschenija, chto ona vnutrenne byla soglasna na etu platu. Znaja, skol'ko tigrinyx detok nenavidit lichno ee, ona ne popytalas' otgorodit'sja ot nix vooruzhennoj oxranoj, bronirovannymi dvercami limuzinov ili tysjachami mil' Atlantiki. Eto -- vybor, poslednij i samyj vazhnyj. Nad grobom Galiny Vasil'evny budet proizneseno mnogo rechej, ee pamjati budut posvjascheny dela i "proekty" (v tom chisle neploxie -- tak, na piterskix vyborax na volne skorbi ob'edinjajutsja neprimirimye do six por javlincy, boldyrevcy i odnopartijcy Starovojtovoj). No, v obschem, vse eto budet nemnogogo stoit', poka i esli nam ne udastsja strenozhit' tigra, ubivshego ee telo i brosivshego ten' na ee dushu. Smozhem li? Dolzhny. Alexandr A. 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Braving subzero Celsius temperatures, thousands of ordinary Russians also turned out to pay their last respects to the feisty 52-year-old grandmother, whose murder outside her flat last Friday night has shaken a country long hardened to contract killings and usually cynical about its politicians. The queue of mourners filing past her coffin was so long it forced a three-hour delay to her burial at the city's Alexander Nevsky Lavra monastery, resting place of many famous Russians including author Fyodor Dostoyevsky and composers Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Modest Mussorgsky. ``They are killing our comrades, our friends. Do they want to stop us? Do they want to scare us? They will not succeed. No one will ever manage to do that,'' said Anatoly Chubais, a former liberal finance minister and vocal anti-Communist. ``We can say that clearly today over the grave of our dead comrade. Whoever tries to stop what we have accomplished will not succeed,'' said Chubais, his normally dry, businesslike voice charged with emotion as he delivered his eulogy. Other speakers at the ceremony included Starovoitova's son Platon and veteran poet Andrei Vosnesensky. ``Forgive us who hold power, forgive us, your colleagues who were unable to protect you. It is terrible that it has become normal to kill priests, journalists and now deputies,'' said Deputy Prime Minister Valentina Matviyenko, who represented the government of Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov. Starovoitova was a co-chairman of the Democratic Russia party and sat in Russia's State Duma lower house of parliament, where she had become an isolated figure criticizing the chamber's dominant Communist and ultra-nationalist factions. Her death has been widely described by Russian media as the first politically motivated murder of a major figure since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. The victims of previous killings have been mostly male and have generally had business interests. President Boris Yeltsin was not at the ceremony but his spokesman linked the Kremlin leader's admission to hospital with pneumonia Sunday with the emotional and psychological stress brought on by Starovoitova's murder. He has taken personal charge of the investigation and described Starovoitova as a ``passionate tribune of democracy.'' Thousands of mourners clutched flowers and many wept for Starovoitova, whose murder was described by U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson as ``a despicable act of cowardice.'' Robinson, currently visiting Canada, issued her statement through her Geneva office. ``It's a huge loss and a great tragedy for the people,'' said Larisa Makarova, 57, an office worker who took the day off with a colleague to pay her respects. ``Our hearts brought us here.'' Tributes also flowed from abroad for Starovoitova, a fluent English speaker who traveled widely overseas. The United States and Germany expressed their outrage and Amnesty International said it believed her slaying was politically motivated. ``Galina Starovoitova has been a good friend and supporter of Amnesty International for years. The organization considered her one of the leading human rights defenders and the most prominent woman politician in Russia today,'' it said. In a letter of condolence to Yeltsin, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher recalled Starovoitova's strong support for the president during the 1991 coup by Communist hard-liners against then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Thatcher said Starovoitova, then visiting Britain, helped her speak directly with Yeltsin, who was rallying resistance to the coup at the White House building in central Moscow. Starovoitova's aide, Ruslan Linkov, was shot in the head and throat but survived last Friday's attack and is under heavy guard in hospital. Police hope he will be able to provide clues to the murderers' identity. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 24 22:31 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id WAA04974 for ; Tue, 24 Nov 1998 22:31:46 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06264; Tue, 24 Nov 98 22:15:25 -0500 Message-Id: <9811250315.AA06264@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 21:40:17 -0500 To: INFO-RUSS From: Dmitry Bazykin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Memorial service for Galina Starovoitova (fwd) Status: OR Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1448 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- >---------- Forwarded message ---------- >Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 16:11:36 -0500 >From: "Cheryl C. Sawyer" >Friends, colleagues and admirers of Galina Vasil'evna Starovoitova are >invited to a memorial service at the Russian Orthodox Church of St. >Nicholas on Tuesday, December 1 at 6:15 p.m. The Church is located at 3500 >Massachusetts Avenue, NW in Washington, DC. > >There will no doubt be many individuals and institutions wishing to >remember Galia, and we encourage everyone to do this in the way they deem >appropriate. We see this meeting as an opportunity for those of us who knew >and valued Galia to express our feelings and seek consolation in each >others' company. > >Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer >Blair Ruble >Angela Stent >Fr. Dmitri Grigorieff >Harley Balzer > >For information call: > >Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown >University (202) 687-6080 > >Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (202) >691-4100 > From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 25 22:38 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id WAA13257 for ; Wed, 25 Nov 1998 22:38:47 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22001; Wed, 25 Nov 98 21:26:58 -0500 Message-Id: <9811260226.AA22001@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 16:28:51 -0800 From: michael Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for a Russian-speaking community in San Diego To: "info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu" Status: OR Content-Type: text Content-Length: 731 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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: I have moved to San Diego.I am programmer/Visual Basic. I would appreciate any suggestions on how to get information on the Russian-speaking activities and get to know some Russian-speaking people in the area. Thanks in advance, Michael Portnoy mike.birdman@mci2000.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 25 23:01 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id XAA13287 for ; Wed, 25 Nov 1998 23:01:36 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21991; Wed, 25 Nov 98 21:26:48 -0500 Message-Id: <9811260226.AA21991@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 22 Nov 98 08:12:28 +0200 From: Falkovich Subject: INFO-RUSS: PhD opportunity in Israel To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: OR Content-Type: text Content-Length: 2314 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 colleagues, I'm looking for excellent students for the Ph.D. degree and/or a Post Doc to work with me in the Sub Micron Semiconductor Center at the Physics Department of the Weizmann Institute. The areas of research covered in my group are: (1) Measuring phases in coherent systems; (2) Controlled dephasing via 'path determination' and entanglement; (3) Temporal measurements (such as shot noise at high frequencies) allowing the determination, for example, of the charge of quasi particles. (4) Extremely high purity MBE growth and properties of extremely high mobility 2DEG. To those of you who never visited us, the Sub Micron Semiconductor Center, is part of the Condensed Matter Physics department, situated in the heart of the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS). The WIS is a relatively small institute with some 2,000 people on board. It is unique in the following respects: (1) It is a graduate institute (no undergraduate students) and thus most of the time is devoted to research. (2) The official language is English (in all lectures, seminars and mail). (3) Subsidized housing is usually arranged on or near campus for all visitors. (4) There is a very large number of visitors on campus all the time. (5) The enclosed campus is the most beautiful in Israel well separated from the urban life around it. (6) Salaries for students are competitive with salaries in the US and in Europe. For details, feel free to write directly to me. With many thanks, Moty _____________________________________ Moty Heiblum Braun Center for Sub Micron Research. Dep. of Condensed Matter Physics Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot 76100, Israel work Email Heiblum@wis.weizmann.ac.il home Email Heiblum@wicc.weizmann.ac.il work phone 972-8-934-3896 work fax 972-8-934-4127 or -4128 home phone 972-8-934-3521 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 25 23:16 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id XAA13353 for ; Wed, 25 Nov 1998 23:16:03 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21977; Wed, 25 Nov 98 21:26:19 -0500 Message-Id: <9811260226.AA21977@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Wed, 25 Nov 98 20:46:12 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Pinochet not immune; kto na noven'kogo?... Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 5999 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hmmm, I've read the Reuter story (below), and thought, Why not the former KGB and commy bosses? Those still alive and well, who were part of mass imprisonment, tortures, and mass murders? Why THEY are immune? Why they travel freely all over the word? Why those who very recently gunned down their own Parliament and killed thousands of civilans in all these "small" wars at the Russ-outskirts, why they enjoy utter complacency and forgiveness of the world? Why the world is patient with them? Or is it us? -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS server: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuters, Wednesday November 25 11:27 AM ET UK's Highest Court Rules Pinochet Not Immune LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's highest court ruled Wednesday that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet does not have immunity from prosecution on charges of murder, torture and genocide during his 17-year rule. A three-to-two majority verdict delivered by a panel of five Law Lords means that Pinochet must stay in Britain to face an extradition request by a Spanish judge. The ruling brought ecstatic reactions from Chilean exiles and human rights activists awaiting the verdict in London and gathered in the Spanish capital, Madrid. ``It's a wake-up call to tyrants around the world who think about embarking on mass murder,'' said Human Rights Watch. ''This is a great day for Pinochet's thousands of victims,'' the international organization said in a statement. Chilean exiles, some of whom had suffered in Pinochet's savage crackdown on dissidents following his coup which toppled leftist president Salvador Allende in 1973, popped open bottles of champagne and danced in the street outside the north London hospital where he is under police guard. In Madrid, Isabel Allende, the late president's daughter, said the ruling was a ``marvelous'' victory which meant the world's dictators were not above the law. But supporters of the retired general in Chile violently rejected the decision, pushing, jeering and shouting insults at national and international media covering reactions to the landmark verdict. ``Get out, you sons of whores!'' they shouted at cameramen and reporters inside the plush offices of the Pinochet Foundation in Santiago, which doles out military scholarships in Chile. Chilean television then screened a live interview with Pinochet's son, also named Augusto Pinochet. ``My father has received a sadistic and cruel blow on his (83rd) birthday that goes beyond the rights of mankind,'' Pinochet shouted, barely controlling his anger. But witnesses said scenes of jubilation broke out at the offices of the protest group Families of the Detained and Disappeared, which represents relatives of thousands of victims of Pinochet's repressive regime. The Chilean government had no immediate reaction to the landmark verdict. The Law Lords were ruling on an appeal against a High Court decision that Pinochet's arrest in a London hospital on October 16 was wrong because the offences against Spanish nationals of which he is accused took place while he was head of state. In a passage of high drama, the five Law Lords briefly gave their individual judgements in the splendor of the House of Lords, the upper chamber of parliament. The first two judges rejected the appeal, raising the prospect that Pinochet would be free to go home. But the next three judges all disagreed, siding with lawyers for the British and Spanish governments who argued that Pinochet has a case to answer. The ruling means the next move is up to Home Secretary Jack Straw, Britain's interior minister, who has until December 2 to take the politically controversial decision whether to go ahead with extradition proceedings. Straw has the power to block the extradition, but Prime Minister Tony Blair's government has always insisted it would let justice take its course and would not interfere in a case that has been a diplomatic embarrassment for Britain. A Home Office spokesman said immediately after the ruling: ''We have no comment. The matter is now a judicial process.'' In Madrid's historic Puerta del Sol square, Chilean exiles chanted ``Pinochet, murderer'' when they heard the decision. ``I'm very deeply moved,'' said Carlos Slepoy, a prominent human rights lawyer who has worked for years on behalf of victims' families. ``It is an irreversible step toward the prosecution of crimes against humanity.'' Spanish court officials said there was no immediate comment from investigating judge Baltasar Garzon, who sought Pinochet's arrest on charges of genocide, torture and terrorism and is now seeking his extradition to Spain. The controversy surrounding Pinochet's arrest, which prompted a formal protest and request for his release from the Chilean government, underlined the power of the former dictator to inspire both loyalty and loathing. His detention launched a bitter legal tug-of-war as European states and human rights groups queued up to call for him to face trial. In his deeply scarred home country, he stirs emotions like no one else and Santiago has witnessed repeated demonstrations by those demanding that he stand trial and those calling for his immediate release. Hated by the left, adored by the right, Pinochet stepped down as commander-in-chief of the army this March and took up an unelected seat for life in the country's Senate, a right he wrote into the constitution himself in 1980. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Nov 26 04:49 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id EAA14524 for ; Thu, 26 Nov 1998 04:49:26 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21985; Wed, 25 Nov 98 21:26:38 -0500 Date: Wed, 25 Nov T 00:51:58 -0500 Message-Id: <9811260226.AA21985@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: Dmitri Kossakovski Subject: INFO-RUSS: Re: vse mozgi utekli cherez info-russ.... Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1747 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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've got here two replies to that touching "Moscow News" story about info-russ, and thought, Well, I can broadcast them; looks like fun. The first comment is for Mitya Kossakovski, another one -- from Misha Kotelyanskii. Well, poor Russ-brains; if one is to believe "Moscow News", sov-mozgi utekayut, vytekayut, zatekayut, podtekayut, rastekayut, sovsem utekli...; and you guys here, on info-russ, are the last vestiges of fully drained-up sov-brains...:-) -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu ============================================================== "Rebyta, esli kto provodit eksperimenty s mikroskopom atomnoi sily.." - proshu obyasnit' mne gde nabrat'sya etoi samoi sily. It's funny how they picked up my posting, and edited and interpreted it in "zhurnalist" way. Mitya Dmitri Kossakovski California Institute of Technology 127-72 Pasadena, CA 91125 EMail: mitya@cco.caltech.edu http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~mitya ============================================================== Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 08:50:48 -0500 From: "Michael Kotelyanskii" mkotelyanskii@rudolphtech.com Net nu "mikroskop atomnoy sily" - eto klass.... _______________________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 30 22:33 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id WAA14944 for ; Mon, 30 Nov 1998 22:33:20 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16040; Mon, 30 Nov 98 20:23:07 -0500 Message-Id: <9812010123.AA16040@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: Mon, 30 Nov 98 20:11:20 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Mafia in Swiss Cheese Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 3354 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, Monday November 30 9:45 AM ET Russian Mafia Suspect Goes On Swiss Trial By Elif Kaban GENEVA (Reuters) - Russian mafia suspect Sergei Mikhailov went on trial amid tight security in Geneva Monday in a case Swiss prosecutors say is the tip of the iceberg of Russian organized crime in Switzerland. The burly Russian arrived at the courthouse in the heart of the old city in an armored Mercedes, wearing a bulletproof vest for the trip from the top-security Champ Dollon jail. Mikhailov, 40, is accused of organized crime as well as having no right to be in Switzerland and buying property illegally -- charges he denies. If convicted, he faces up to seven-and-a-half years in jail. He is suspected of heading Moscow's Solntsevo criminal gang, which was linked to the network of Russian mobster Vyacheslav Ivankov, sentenced to 115 months in jail in New York last year. Switzerland's federal prosecutor Carla del Ponte said the trial of Mikhailov, arrested in October 1996 at the airport in this tranquil and secretive haven for offshore wealth, was a test case in her fight against Russian organized crime. ``If Sergei Mikhailov indeed heads a criminal organization, then clearly people like him endanger Switzerland by coming to live here,'' del Ponte, who flew to Moscow earlier this year to further the probe, said in a newspaper interview this month. ``I'm convinced that Russian organized crime is a real threat for Switzerland. It's enough just to look at the many criminal investigations being carried out by our cantons (states). And these investigations are only the tip of the iceberg.'' According to del Ponte's office, Russian criminal money in Swiss banks tops $40 billion and that the tentacles of Russian mafia have reached parts of the economy where it is suspected of being behind purchases of property, restaurants and shops as part of a process of laundering tainted money in Switzerland -- traditionally the world's safest home for flight capital. Swiss judicial officials allege Mikhailov has continued to run his criminal affairs from his prison cell. His Swiss lawyer was arrested in March after being caught leaving the prison with letters from Mikhailov that had escaped the censor. About 80 witnesses, some flying in from abroad, are expected to testify in the trial, expected to last two weeks. Mikhailov's lawyer Pascal Maurer said the defense asked the court to postpone the trial before a jury at the Geneva Criminal Court in the heart of the old town, on grounds it could not be fair due to vast media coverage but the request was rejected. The court has ordered a freeze of three million Swiss francs ($2 million) in the Swiss bank accounts of Mikhailov, who lived with his wife and two daughters in the nearby village of Borex. Police says he held Russian, Israeli and Costa Rican passports. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 1 01:33 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id BAA15573 for ; Tue, 1 Dec 1998 01:33:00 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16048; Mon, 30 Nov 98 20:23:16 -0500 Message-Id: <9812010123.AA16048@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, 30 Nov 1998 10:57:21 -0800 From: "Oleg V. ZDAN" Organization: FUJI Photo Film (Europe) GmbH To: "Oleg V. ZDAN" Subject: INFO-RUSS: EASTERN EUROPEAN ECONOMIES 27.11.98 Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 2066 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT) Timo Harell, 27 November 1998 EBRD 1998 transition report describes mixed Eastern European progress with economic reforms. EBRD estimates that those countries most determined to push though economic reforms have been affected least by the major economic shocks of 1998. This could be seen most clearly in the widening performance gap between countries of the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltics) and the rest of Eastern Europe. GDP in Poland, Slovenia, Hungary and the Czech Republic's now exceed or match their 1989 levels. The EBRD transition report noted Poland and Hungary continue to be top performers, even though further reforms are still ahead. All countries still suffer from stunted banking sectors and their securities markets remain small in relation to GDP and illiquid. The report noted Russia's economic development was slowest of all and that certain economic reforms had been reversed. The EBRD's estimates for the Baltics: Estonia 5.0%, Latvia 4.0%, and Lithuania 3.0%. A mild contraction was seen for the entire region in 1999, with growth dragged down in part by contraction of the Russian economy by 7%. Growth is also expected to slow in the Baltic, where economic forecasts have been revised downwards. The IMF has cut its growth forecast for Estonia from 8% to 3-4%. The situation on Russia has forced Lithuania's economy ministry to reduce its own outlook for the Lithuanian economy. The Lithuanian finance ministry forecasts the economy will grow 5% in 1999; the Lithuanian central bank offers a more pessimistic outlook of 2.5-3% growth. -------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 1 13:40 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id NAA18321 for ; Tue, 1 Dec 1998 13:40:55 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00861; Tue, 1 Dec 98 11:51:46 -0500 Message-Id: <9812011651.AA00861@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: atacama@global.co.za (Vera Beljakova-Miller) Date: Tue, 1 Dec 98 11:44:58 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Female readers only ! Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1058 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is from Russia's Parliament : I find it priceless - needs framing forwarded by Vera Beljakova-Miller << The minimum requirements for a woman, a Dumas draft bill has decided, include six pairs of panty hose and five pairs of underwear every two years. She should be allowed two bras every three years, a skirt and dress every five years and a winter coat every eight years. One bath towel is deemed necessary every 23 years.>> If this isn't enough to ram home the message that Russia is unimaginably different from industrialized economies of the West, nothing is. atacama@global.co.za (Vera Beljakova-Miller) From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 1 14:15 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id OAA18476 for ; Tue, 1 Dec 1998 14:15:30 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00853; Tue, 1 Dec 98 11:51:34 -0500 Message-Id: <9812011651.AA00853@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Eugene Sloutsky" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russians in Dallas Date: Tue, 01 Dec 1998 03:20:33 PST Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1225 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 readers, I am going to move from Moscow to Dallas in two week. My wife and my 6 years old son will join me in January. I am looking for any information regarding Russian community in Dallas. Also I am interested in getting any information regarding Russian weekend schools for children, similar to SchoolPlus (unfortunately, they do not have presence in Texas). May be somebody could give me an advice on how to make transition easier for a 6 years old who does not speak English. Also my wife speaks very basic English. Any information on Russian related activities, good English schools (such as ESL), on how to take driving test in Russian, etc., would be appreciated. Please e-mail: esloutsky@hotmail.com ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 1 16:18 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id QAA19069 for ; Tue, 1 Dec 1998 16:18:22 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01312; Tue, 1 Dec 98 13:49:32 -0500 Message-Id: <9812011849.AA01312@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Zaks, Yulia" Date: Tue, 1 Dec 98 13:34:39 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Lev Volokhonsky arrested in Moscow Status: OR Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1562 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, I have another thing to ask you about. Lev Volokhonsky was arrested in St.Petersburg (SMOT, remember?) under suspicion of killing/plotting to kill Starovoytova ??!!. By now he is still detained (3 days were extended to another 10, then 2 days ago his wife was also detained/arrested.) There were 3 searches (his home, his ex-wife, his mother). No newspapers here had printed anything, and I did not find anything on internet either. Meanwhile ex-dissidents in Moscow know about this arrest; somehow it reminds me the story of executed Armenians (explosion in Moscow metro). Somehow, I think about this a lot - these days when everybody here forgot about Soviet KGB, things still look almost the same... I do not believe that this professional killing were done by Volokhonsky, who for many reasons may seem to be a very convenient client for KGB, or whatever they call themselves these days. If anyone knows anything about the case (Volokhonsky's arrest and other info about the Starovoytova's murder investigation), I would greatly appretiate it if they let me know. Thanks Julia Zaks yzaks@lucent.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Dec 2 17:10 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id RAA26037 for ; Wed, 2 Dec 1998 17:10:30 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17705; Wed, 2 Dec 98 14:15:22 -0500 Message-Id: <9812021915.AA17705@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 19:59:34 -0800 (PST) From: Boris Kolot Subject: INFO-RUSS: biology in chicago, il To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 908 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Privet, I am looking for people doing research in biology (neuro-, cell, developmental) in any of chicago universities. I am a research assistant/lab manager in med school now (neurology lab), and i need to relocate/find relevant job in Chicago. Please, respond if you have time and wish to share information on available position ( if any ), good lab, nice people. I am very thankful for your reply. Sasha (Ia uchilas' na biofake MGU v 1985-1990). hobotuka@yahoo.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Dec 2 17:58 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id RAA26286 for ; Wed, 2 Dec 1998 17:58:04 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17699; Wed, 2 Dec 98 14:15:12 -0500 Message-Id: <9812021915.AA17699@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Tue, 1 Dec 98 18:01:23 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Volokhonsky's arrest and around Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 2928 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Ja mogu tol'ko podtverdit' soobschenie opublikovannoe na info-russ ot Yulia Zaks i dobavit' nemnogo podrobnostej. Lev Voloxonskij zaderzhan, a arestovana ego zhena Ol'ga Korzinina. Ona byla mes'ac nazad zaderzhana u ofisa Starovojtovoj po podozreniju v ustanovke podslushivajuschej apparatury. Tochnee govor'a, sotrudniki Starovojtovoj uslyshali shum u dverej, vyskochili i obnaruzhili O.K. (a pri osmotre offisa nashli zhuchki). Korzinina ne otricala, chto sledit za ofisom, iz-za konflikta mezhdu ee "komitetom zaschity domashnix zhivotnyx" i gorodskimi sluzhbami, v kotorom Starovojtova podderzhala protivnikov O.K. Korzinina, odnako, otricala ustanovku zhuchkov. Korzinina predjavila dokumenty i proshla dosmotr, v xode kotorogo u nee otobrali gazovyj pistolet, posle chego byla otpuschena. O nej ne vspominali do nachala massovoj oblavy na "ubijc Starovojtovoj", odnako sejchas arestovali po obvineniju v xranenii nezaregistririvannogo gazovogo pistoleta (nakazanie - shtraf ot 50 rub. ili do 2 let lishenija svobody). Zaderzhanie L'va Voloxonskogo svazyvajut s publichnymi uzrozami po ee adresu togda zhe (vo vrem'a konflikta iz-za "zaschity zhivotnyx"). Ego ochen' uspeshno pr'achut v t'ur'max, poka ego ne videl ni odin advokat, obyski proshli vezde gde mozhno. O prichine zaderzhanija govor'at absurdnye slova: "po podozreniju v ukryvatel'stve xranenija gazovogo pistoleta" (formulirivka protivorechit nyneshnemu UK). Vs'a istorija otchetlivo paxnet ili bespor'adochnoj oblavoj s vykolachivaniem priznanij, ili provokacijej (podstavkoj). Druzja Voloxonskix iz Pitera govor'at, chto vtoroje tozhe ochen' verojatno. Massovye (sm.nizhe) aresty provod'at v Pitere prikomandirovannye oficery s Petrovki, 38 (xotya oficial'no rassledovaniem rukovodit FSB). Vse, chto do six por -- ot moego druga, byvshego SMOTovca. Kontekst: - po soobschenijam iz Pitera, na vecher 30 nojabr'a bylo zaderzhano 227 chelovek (po svedenijam gazety Kommersant -- bolee 300); - rossijskoe pravitel'stvo neoficial'no postavilo v izvestnost' Sovet Evropy, chto "vozmozhno priostanovit moratorij na smertnye kazni"; - ministr vnutrennix del Stepashin skazal, chto milicii dan prikaz "pristupit' k fizicheskomu unichtozheniju prestupnikov", a takzhe "budet do 15-20 let povyshena otvetsvennost' za xranenie oruzhija". V sv'azi s isterikoj silovikov i prizyvami k "osobym polnomochijam" nekotorye kommentatory uzhe upominali "delo Kirova". Vidimo, eta associacija vitaet v vozduxe. Yours, Alik Suhanov From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 4 19:19 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id TAA10461 for ; Fri, 4 Dec 1998 19:19:45 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20875; Fri, 4 Dec 98 17:43:33 -0500 Message-Id: <9812042243.AA20875@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, 2 Dec 1998 16:30:04 -0500 (EST) From: Vasiliy To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Where to find "Master i Margarita" by Smehov? Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 638 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Privet, all! Ya slyshal, chto poyavilis' CD "Mastera i Margarity" v ispolnenii V. Smehova. Kto-nibyd znaet, gde ih mozhno kupit'? Skolko oni mogyt stoit'? regards, -- Vasiliy vg@vasa.balti.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sun Dec 6 16:34 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id QAA23387 for ; Sun, 6 Dec 1998 16:34:50 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20626; Sun, 6 Dec 98 14:56:23 -0500 Message-Id: <9812061956.AA20626@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Tanya Gesse" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Leonid Blumin, Age 46-47? Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 08:31:03 -0600 Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 726 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, a friend of mine is looking for his old friend, Leonid Blumin, aged today about 46 or 47, who left Kiev for the U.S. in 1989. Any contact information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Tanya Gesse tanyag@sprintmail.com Tel. +1 312/409-3404, Fax. +1 312/787-7772 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 8 19:17 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id TAA13294 for ; Tue, 8 Dec 1998 19:17:41 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21456; Tue, 8 Dec 98 16:27:53 -0500 Message-Id: <9812082127.AA21456@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 08 Dec 1998 07:50:11 +0200 From: Roman Kris To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Prava cheloveka... Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 797 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 Krayne lyubopitnoye intervyu s nineshnim ypolnomochennim po pravam cheloveka v Rossii Mironovim pomecheno v: http://www.forum.msk.ru/files/981207172601.html Kommentarii sovershenno izlishni... Tem ne menee ogranichus' odnoy tsitatoy v tochnom perevode na "volapyuk": "Repressii bili no pro nix lyudi prosto ne znali." R.Kris kris@fruitonics.co.il From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 8 19:39 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id TAA13381 for ; Tue, 8 Dec 1998 19:39:11 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21462; Tue, 8 Dec 98 16:27:59 -0500 Message-Id: <9812082127.AA21462@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "G. Elbert" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Positions avaliable insoftware company in NY Date: Tue, 08 Dec 1998 12:48:19 PST Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 846 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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! Just in case if anyone is looking for job in NY there are few positions currently open in Information Builders. It is midsize 20-year old software company. Open positions are mostly for experienced programmers in C/C++ Unix, C++ Win32, Java. There are also a few clerical positions. If you are interested let me know and will pass your resume or send you detail description. Greg g_elbert@hotmail.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 8 22:18 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id WAA13908 for ; Tue, 8 Dec 1998 22:18:27 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22025; Tue, 8 Dec 98 19:17:35 -0500 Message-Id: <9812090017.AA22025@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 8 Dec 98 19:08:27 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 08 Dec 1998 11:48:59 -0500 From: Jacob Khurgin Subject: INFO-RUSS: KGB is taking over.... Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1384 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- (Apparently, from RFE/RL Newsline) FORMER KGB OFFICIALS RISE TO TOP OF KREMLIN... The new head of the presidential administration, Nikolai Bordyuzha, will continue as head of the Security Council as well as personally investigate Yabloko's charges of government corruption, presidential spokesman Dmitrii Yakushkin told NTV. Bordyuzha had already met with the heads of law enforcement bodies on 7 December. When Bordyuzha, 49, was tapped to head the Security Council in September, press reports characterized him as "Primakov's man" and as someone known for his loyalty and lack of political ambition . Bordyuzha is also a colonel-general who started his military career in 1972, after graduating from a military academy in Perm. He has occupied several important positions in the KGB. On 7 December, President Boris Yeltsin appointed another former KGB official, Vladimir Makarov, as deputy chief of staff of the presidential administration. JAC From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 8 22:44 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id WAA14297 for ; Tue, 8 Dec 1998 22:44:31 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA22033; Tue, 8 Dec 98 19:17:43 -0500 Message-Id: <9812090017.AA22033@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: Tue, 8 Dec 98 19:13:29 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Severed Heads Of Hostages In Chechnya Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 4947 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, 8 Dec 98 Severed Heads Of Hostages Found In Chechnya By Alkha Tosuyev DOVYDENKO, Russia (Reuters) - The severed heads of three Britons and a New Zealander kidnapped by Chechen gunmen were discovered in a sack on a deserted highway in the west of the breakaway Russian region Tuesday. Chechen militiamen prevented journalists from filming the scene amid barren wintry fields three km (two miles) from the village of Dovydenko near the dusty town of Ahkhoi Martan. The four men -- Britons Darren Hickey, Rudolf Petschi and Peter Kennedy and New Zealander Stanley Shaw -- were captured by unknown gunmen on October 3 in the Chechen capital Grozny, where they were installing a mobile phone system. It was the first time foreign hostages had been murdered since the end of Chechnya's 1994-96 war with Russia. The heads were later taken to a morgue in Grozny. Other parts of the bodies were not found. Chechnya's national security chief later said his forces had detained a man suspected of taking part in the killings, which have drawn condemnation from Russian President Boris Yeltsin, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and other senior officials. ``Tomorrow and the next day the guilty ones will be named,'' Aslanbek Arsayev told Russia's Ekho Moskvy radio. He said the Chechen security forces ``know, in principle, who took part in these killings but they cannot say concretely.'' However, Russia's Interfax news agency quoted another senior Chechen official, Deputy Prime Minister Turpal Atgeriyev, as saying nobody had yet been detained. Arsayev told Ekho Moskvy radio: ``We shall punish the criminals and the whole world will see who they are, where they are from and what security services led this operation.'' Itar-Tass news agency quoted Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov as saying he was saddened and angered by the news. He blamed ``foreign special forces'' and their Chechen agents for the murders, which he said were intended to hinder his efforts to build relations abroad. The Kremlin said Yeltsin was deeply dismayed by the killings and had called for tougher measures against kidnappers. Interior Minister Sergey Stepashin chaired an emergency meeting of security chiefs and ordered them to draw up urgent plans to track down the killers in a joint operation with Chechen security bodies, Russian news agencies reported. Stepashin was expected to meet British ambassador Sir Andrew Wood in Moscow Wednesday. British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook called the murders ''repugnant'' and said Britain would do its utmost to find out the truth behind them. Chechen officials said a man who had worked as a bodyguard for the four before they were captured had identified their remains. The guard was under investigative custody and could not be reached. Interfax quoted Atgeriyev as saying a captured suspect had begun to give information last week about the kidnappers' identities and location, and the kidnappers might have disposed of their hostages in fear of a raid by Chechen commandos. Granger Telecom, the British firm which employed the men, said it had been in contact with the kidnappers and had received information last week that the hostages were alive. ``We understand from media reports today that the Chechen authorities may have mounted a rescue attempt last night. It would appear that something went tragically wrong,'' said Granger Telecom's Chief Executive Ray Verth. There was no confirmation that such an attempt had been made. Boris Berezovsky, a former Kremlin security aide who has taken part in successful negotiations to release Westerners held captive in Chechnya in the past, said news of the killings was ''awful.'' ``I tried to do everything possible on my side to stop this mess,'' he said. ``Until this case we were lucky.'' Chechnya has suffered from poverty and lawlessness since fighting a 21-month war of independence from Russia that ended when Moscow withdrew its troops in 1996. Maskhadov, seen as a relative moderate in Moscow, is opposed by renegade warlords who say they want to set up a stricter Islamic state and maintain a firmer stance toward Russia. The region is not recognized as independent by any country, but Moscow no longer exercises any authority there. Russian officials say more than 100 people are being held by Chechen gunmen. Most of the hostages are Russian soldiers, but more than a dozen foreigners have been held at various times. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 11 16:43 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id QAA13497 for ; Fri, 11 Dec 1998 16:31:32 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10999; Fri, 11 Dec 98 14:01:57 -0500 Message-Id: <9812111901.AA10999@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 10:14:11 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Julia Sigalovsky Subject: INFO-RUSS: Bookkeeper position in Boston area Status: OR Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1070 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- My company, GeoTek Engineering, Inc., has a full-time job opening for Bookkeeper-Office Manager starting in January. We are located in Framingham, MA, on exit 13 of I-90. GeoTek has office staff of 5 and field staff of 13 people. Responsibilities: 1. Company's day-to-day bookkeeping including A/R, A/P, payroll, employer taxes, etc. 2. Office management-secretarial work as needed Qualification: 1. Perfect English a must 2. Bookkeeping training and experience 3. Working knowledge of Quick Books (Pro) accounting software, MS Excel and Word Julia Sigalovsky Please fax resume at 508-872-8911, or e-mail at geotek@tiac.net From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 11 19:30 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id TAA02625 for ; Fri, 11 Dec 1998 19:30:02 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12102; Fri, 11 Dec 98 18:08:17 -0500 Message-Id: <9812112308.AA12102@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 17:22:20 -0500 From: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 11 Dec 98 17:52:54 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Virus alert Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 2444 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- ================================================= Folks, I've just received the msg below from the Network Security Manager on our campus, so this alert is not bogus. -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS server: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html ================================================= Dear users, A computer virus has been discovered on the Homewood campus and we are emailing the JHU community about the problem. This virus is known as "SPACEFILLER" or "Win32/CIH" and has been found on a small number of computers.It infects executable files on Windows 95 and Windows 98 computers. Although it does not affect Windows NT, these systems can harbor infected files. It activates itself on the 26th of each month and has the capability of removing data from hard drives and erasing FLASH BIOS chips on desktop computers. There is no need to panic. HAC would like to remind everyone that we have a site license for Dr. Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit which is available for free download from http://www.jhu.edu/drsol. We recommend that everyone have this virus software installed. Dr. Solomon's is capable of detecting this virus as "Win32/CIH" and the boot disk utility "Magic Bullet" can actually remove it. In at least one instance, this virus was transmitted via an infected email attachment which contained a "holiday greeting" executable. In order to diminish this threat, we would recommend that everyone refrain from sending holiday email attachments. This will slow down and in most cases prevent the spread of the "SPACEFILLER" virus. Also, much like the postal service, our mail system slows during holiday seasons due to individuals sending large holiday email attachments to their friends. Please avoid doing this. HAC doesn't want to be a "Scrooge" during the holiday season. We would prefer that everyone have an enjoyable holiday season, by taking these measures to safeguard the integrity of their computers and their work. David Bobart Network Security Manager Homewood Academic Computing From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Dec 12 16:15 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id QAA11242 for ; Sat, 12 Dec 1998 16:15:03 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27636; Sat, 12 Dec 98 14:07:52 -0500 Message-Id: <9812121907.AA27636@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 18:59:36 -0800 To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Vlad Shkurkin Subject: INFO-RUSS: CIH Virus details Status: OR Content-Type: text Content-Length: 613 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 all, For those who would like more detailed information on the CIH virus, it may be found at: http://www.stiller.com/cih.htm Regards, Vlad Shkurkin shkurkin@ix.netcom.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 14 13:24 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id NAA12662 for ; Mon, 14 Dec 1998 13:24:38 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28127; Mon, 14 Dec 98 12:10:20 -0500 Message-Id: <9812141710.AA28127@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 15:24:30 +0000 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Prof. Michael Urbakh" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Postdoctoral position in Israel Status: OR Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1594 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- POSTDOCTORAL POSITION, TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY, ISRAEL A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Profs. J. Klafter and M. Urbakh at School of Chemistry of Tel Aviv University in Israel. The position is available for a period of initially 1 year with the possibility for an extension of 1 additional year. The research interests in the group focus on the microscopic theory of friction in nanoscale confined liquids. The project would suit a candidate with a background in solid state physics and/or nonlinear dynamics. Knowledge of computer simulation techniques is highly desirable. Interested candidates should submit a CV and 2 letters of recommendation to: Profs. Joseph Klafter or Michael Urbakh, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, 69978, Tel Aviv, Israel, Fax: 972-3-6409293; E-mails: klafter@chemsg1.tau.ac.il and urbakh@post.tau.ac.il. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Prof. Michael Urbakh Tel: 972-3-6408324 School of Chemistry, Fax: 972-3-6409293 Tel Aviv University, e-mail:urbakh@ccsg.tau.ac.il Tel Aviv,69978,Israel xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 14 17:52 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id RAA13545 for ; Mon, 14 Dec 1998 17:52:56 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA28323; Mon, 14 Dec 98 12:43:53 -0500 Message-Id: <9812141743.AA28323@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Letters from Russia Date: Sat, 12 Dec 1998 15:27:52 EST From: Aleksey Lipchin Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1933 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. Let me introduce a new web-site I have been maintainig for a month. It is updated every day. (I am not sure why I am doing it or if anyone really cares) --------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.mit.edu/people/alipchin/letters/translit/title.html ---------------------------------------------------------------- Letters from Russia These letters are fragments from a private correspondence. The author as well as the recipient of these letters are both anonymous. The author who lives in Russia writes these letters to his/her close relative who has left the country but still wants to know what is going on at home. The author is not a politician, no a journalist. He/She is an ordinary person, a citizen of his/her country. He/She is just used to observe around and trying to tell his/her correspondent how things are. The letters reflect only the author's personal point of view that does not necessarily coincide with someone else's. The original letters include also the private subjects that are not supposed to be revealed to me or to you. The text in this site is fragments selected by the authors or/and recipient for me. They kindly permitted me to share these fragments with the public. The text is in transliterated Russian (i. e. Latin alphabet is used to phoneticaly reproduce Russian text). The latest letter will be posted on Monday, Dec. 14'98. -------------------------------- Thank you, Aleksey alipchin@MIT.EDU From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 14 22:19 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id WAA14417 for ; Mon, 14 Dec 1998 22:19:16 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00700; Mon, 14 Dec 98 20:15:56 -0500 Message-Id: <9812150115.AA00700@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 Date: Mon, 14 Dec 98 20:10:14 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: hungry children in Russian prisons Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 6806 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------- New York Times, 14 December 1998 MOZHAISK, Russia -- It is lunch time in the children's quarters at the women's prison colony here, and 10 little pale faces are bent over bowls of grey mush, a blend of watery potatoes with a dash of meat. The meal is not a big hit with the scruffy 2-year-olds, but for the women who are trying to coax spoonfuls into their mouths, the fact that there is anything on the table at all is a small victory. By their calculations, the Russian government has practically stopped paying a daily food allowance for the 64 children, all under age 3, who live in the fenced compound where their mothers are serving sentences for crimes ranging from theft to murder. "This year, for the children, we received 185,000 rubles," said Lyudmila Yareva, who as head of the children's house can recite these figures by heart. "After salaries and taxes, 47,000 goes to food, which as you understand is nothing at all." At the rate the ruble is going these days, nothing is just about on target. Four months ago, 47,000 rubles was worth roughly $7,000. Today, as the value of the currency continues its downward drift, it is worth one-third that amount, or roughly $36 per child a year. In a time of shrinking budgets and rising inflation, when Russia cannot afford to pay its teachers or army officers a regular wage, let alone come up with the cash for multibillion-dollar payments on its foreign debt, state institutions like this one have been set adrift. At prisons and hospitals, orphanages and psychiatric hospitals, money for inmates -- their food, clothes, medicine and bed sheets -- is being squeezed out like drops from a desiccated lemon. Here in this women's prison, the official daily food allowance for the 1,600 women is 65 kopeks, about three cents at current exchange rates. Down the road at a juvenile detention center, the sum is greater -- 80 kopeks -- because as one official explained ruefully, his charges are "under age" and need more food to grow. According to the Ministry of Justice, the national average in Russian jails and prison camps is 67 kopeks. But these are official sums, which in Russia these days are usually not worth much more than the paper they are written on. In fact, here in Mozhaisk, 60 miles southwest of Moscow, the women's prison actually spends almost four times more on its children than its budget allows. How Mrs. Yareva manages to clothe and feed her charges adds up to another one of those baffling puzzles that explain how this country and its people are able to survive in their calamity-prone economy. The answer is, as usual, a mishmash -- involving both the kindness of strangers and a dash of native ingenuity. The potatoes, for instance, come from a local farm which now relies on women prisoners to help dig up their crop. Milk is also "free," after the prison, unable to dig its way out of a mountain of unpaid bills, agreed to provide milk maids to the local dairy. Soap comes from a local store owner who, after some pleading by the prison wardens, agreed to throw in a donation together with regular purchases. But mostly, these wards of the Russian state survive on "gumanitarka," the Russian nickname for the humanitarian aid that in the last years has been sent to institutions like this one. In this case, toys, blankets, medicine and mattresses come from all over -- from Norway, from Germany, but also from sources close to home: from the grandmother who periodically shows up at the prison gates with a pile of neatly stacked baby clothes, to the Association of Russian Aristocrats, whose help is acknowledged by the signed photograph in Mrs. Yareva's office of the Grand Duchess Maria Romanova, and her son Georgi, acknowledged by some as the heir to the Russian imperial throne. "We run around, we ask, we beg, we do what we can," Mrs. Yareva said, a bitterness creeping into her voice as she remembers the days when the prison got more money from the state than it was able to spend. The last normal year, she recalls, was 1990, when Russia was still Communist, before "democratism, or whatever it is you call this." Even with help, the diet for these children is not what it should be. By Mrs. Yareva's reckoning, they actually live on 16 rubles (about 80 cents) a day, when the "norm" should be 20 (a dollar). The missing four rubles, she says, would go a long way toward buying them the proper portions of eggs, fruits and vegetables that they should be getting, and do not. Even getting the supplies they have received requires running around. For three weeks, prison wardens have been on tenterhooks, awaiting the delivery of a container full of gumanitarka that has been held up with red tape at a local customs office. "There are papers that have to be signed at every level," Lidiya I. Pustovoit, a deputy prison director, explained as she dashed out the door to do battle for the shipment one more time. "Each time I go there, there is another level, and another batch of papers." Bureaucracy and budget shortfalls are part of the prison's routine. But what happened in Russia on Aug. 17, when the ruble devalued and the banking system froze up after the government defaulted on its ruble debts, was an unexpected jolt, which threw a season's worth of planned repairs into confusion. By the time the banks released the allocated funds, fall here was turning to winter. By the time new pipes were being installed in the two-story house where the children live, winter had set in. The result has been an irregular water supply, and days with no hot water at all, at a time when temperatures here had dropped below freezing. But for mothers like Yanna Strukova, 27, who is here on a seven-year sentence for armed robbery, having her son, Seryozha, close by, where she can spend two hours a day with him, is for the moment better than the alternative. When he turns 3 three next month, she faces a choice: either he goes to a state orphanage, or she has to persuade her mother-in-law, who already looks after her older daughter, to take him in. "The whole problem is money," she said, shrugging her shoulders. "Imagine, a grandmother on a pension of 400 rubles, keeping two children. She doesn't even have the money to travel up here and pick him up." ----------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 15 16:19 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id QAA18185 for ; Tue, 15 Dec 1998 16:19:49 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15579; Tue, 15 Dec 98 15:20:47 -0500 Message-Id: <9812152020.AA15579@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 14:49:47 -0500 (EST) From: Misha Viner-Bykovskiy To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: spravka o spravke... Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 2175 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- This posting was withrown on the request of the person who originated it. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Dec 16 13:16 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id NAA22372 for ; Wed, 16 Dec 1998 13:16:20 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01194; Wed, 16 Dec 98 11:14:32 -0500 Message-Id: <9812161614.AA01194@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: "Mikhail B. Pevzner" Subject: INFO-RUSS: antisemitism in the Duma Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 06:36:37 Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 3222 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- (The same excerpt from Reuters was also sent in by Greg Mirsky gmirsky@nexabit.com) Communist Blames Jews for "Genocide" MOSCOW, Dec. 16, 1998 -- (Reuters) A leading Russian Communist told a parliamentary hearing on Tuesday that Jews were responsible for what he called the "genocide" of the Russian people. Victor Ilyukhin, head of the defense committee in the Duma, became the latest in a series of deputies from the party to make openly anti-Semitic remarks. The Communists control the largest bloc of seats in the chamber. "The large-scale genocide would not have been possible if (President Boris) Yeltsin's entourage and the country's previous governments had consisted mainly of members of the indigenous peoples rather than members of the Jewish nation alone, though that nation is without a doubt able, pragmatic and has done much to benefit the Soviet Union," Ilyukhin said. He made the comments to a hearing of a Duma committee debating Yeltsin's impeachment. "Genocide" against Russians is one of the five charges the committee is considering. Russia's population has shrunk dramatically amid economic decline and the collapse of health care during Yeltsin's seven-year rule. Ilyukhin said this demonstrated a premeditated genocide plot. The remarks immediately drew strong fire from the government, including First Deputy Prime Minister Yury Maslyukov, who is the most highly-placed Communist in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union. Maslyukov was quoted by RIA news agency as saying remarks which criticized officials on the basis of their ethnicity were "intolerable." Ilyukhin's remarks followed those of Albert Makashov, another Communist deputy, who told a rally in October that Jews should be rounded up and jailed. He has since repeated those and other anti-Jewish statements in print and on television. The Communists helped block a Duma motion to censure Makashov and many members spoke openly in his support, leading to accusations that the party's leadership is unable to distance itself from the anti-Semitism of many of its supporters. The Kremlin has said Yeltsin intends to lead a crackdown on "extremism" in response to Makashov's and other statements, although no concrete actions have been taken. The Communist party has called for the media to be censored by panels vetted according to their ethnicity. Presently two of Russia's three main television networks are controlled by businessmen who are of Jewish descent. Some liberals have called for the Communist Party to be banned, although Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov has said he opposes such a move. ( (c) 1998 Reuters) Mikhail B. Pevzner University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management pevz0002@tc.umn.edu _____________________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 18 16:19 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id QAA13173 for ; Fri, 18 Dec 1998 16:19:29 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04636; Fri, 18 Dec 98 14:52:00 -0500 Message-Id: <9812181952.AA04636@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexander Leyderman" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: Postoctoral Position in Puerto Rico Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 09:38:03 -0500 Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1226 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Postdoctoral Position in Puerto Rico A postdoctoral position is available in Physics Department of the University of Puerto Rico at MayagFCez. The initial contract is for 0.5 year, with the possibility of extension depending on funds availability. The research interests are focused on electro-optical effects in organic materials, in particular, thin crystalline films, and melt-glass transitions. Experience in vacuum deposition and spectroscopy technique is highly desirable. Interview could be arranged at the March APS Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Interested candidates should submit a C.V. and 2 letters of recommendation to be sent to Prof. Alex Leyderman, Physics Department, University of Puerto Rico-RUM, Mayaguez, PR 00680. FAX: (787) 832-1135; E-mail: alex@feynman.upr.clu.edu. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 18 19:18 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id TAA13763 for ; Fri, 18 Dec 1998 19:18:45 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05000; Fri, 18 Dec 98 16:24:21 -0500 Message-Id: <9812182124.AA05000@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Fri, 18 Dec 98 16:15:24 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (6.5.6 6/30/89) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: "Pis'ma is Rossii" -- live news Status: OR Content-Type: text Content-Length: 8589 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks, a few days ago Aleksey Lipchin posted his invitation to visit his DAILY updated "Pis'ma iz Rossii" ("Letter from Russia") posted at http://www.mit.edu/people/alipchin/letters/translit/title.html I did, and found the collection amazing. Someone anonymous is doing a fantastic job of keeping a day-to-day detailed chronicals of the life in Russia with NO DELAY whatsoever; a few pages letters cover newspapers, rumors, brief profiles, comments (and of course, a bit of philosophic reflections of the author him(her?)self) It is a very hard job; and everything is done in easy readable English-transliterated Russian, so there is no need for any code like KOI-8. The latest news was posted today, with the TODAY's news. I don't know how long the anonymous author will be able to keep it up; I wish him/her the very best in his/her tough self-imposed endeavor. I also thanks Aleksey Lipchin for arranging and keeping the archive of these letters. So, go there and look for yourself, as the supply still lasts:-). For your convenience, I've also put the link to the letters' web-page on info-russ home page. For connoisseurs (:-), below is a little excerpt from today's "letter". -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS server: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html ====================================================================== 18.12.98. Po-prezhnemu vse tol'ko ob Irake. Rossijskij posol v SShA otozvan. Vskore delo dojdet do zapisi dobrovol'tsev dlya zashity bratskogo irakskogo naroda ot amerikanskih agressorov. Deputaty Dumy kak tol'ko ni obzyvayut Klintona: on i bandit, i mezhdunarodnyj terrorist. A Zyuganov v svoem gnevnom vystuplenii dazhe smeshno ogovorilsya: "Esli El'tsin etoj bomabardirovkoj hochet ottyanut' rasplatu za svyaz' s nekoj osoboj:"- i zamolchal, ne ponimaya, otchego v zale shum. Vidno, zaelo ego na El'tsine. Tak chto novostej vnutrennej zhizni po sushestvu net. Soobshaetsya tol'ko, chto Barkashov prislal ofitsial'noe izveshenie o tom, chto sezd RNE otkladyvaetsya "po tehnicheskim prichinam". A v svoem vystuplenii tot zhe Barkashov prigrozil "raspravit'sya s Luzhkovym i ego bandoj evreev". Luzhkov obratilsya v prokuraturu, ukazav, chto takie vystupleniya razzhigayut mezhnatsional'nuyu rozn'. ..................................... Prodolzhayut gazety i obsuzhdenie polozheniya v Dume. Stat'ya Aleksandra Budberga nazyvaetsya: "KPRF - partiya pobezhdayushego natsional- sotsializma". Potihonechku, polegonechku, po stezhku - no k tseli! Ne proshlo i polutora mesyatsev posle ostavshegosya beznakazannym vystupleniya Makashova, a vo vtornik prokuror i nardep Ilyuhin, vystupaya pered kamerami na zasedanii komissii po impichmentu, uverenno soobshil, chto "genotsid russkogo naroda" byl by nevozmozhen, esli by v pravitel'stve i okruzhenii prezidenta ne nahodilis' predstaviteli "odnoj evrejskoj natsii". Obvinenie ochen' ser'eznoe. Mozhno, konechno, tysyachu raz govorit' pro istoricheskij opyt, pro srednevekovye perezhitki i prochee, no luchshe otvetit' po sushestvu. Esli verit' Ilyuhinu, to evrei, kakim-to nepostizhimym obrazom popav v doverie k El'tsinu, razvernuli prednamerennuyu deyatel'nost' po unichtozheniyu korennyh narodov Rossii "putem umen'sheniya rozhdaemosti" (eto osnovnoj punkt obvineniya v genotside, kotoryj provozglasil Ilyuhin). Poetomu, vydvigaya takoe obyasnenie, Ilyuhin dolzhen dat' otvet i o motivah - sushestvuet li u evreev spetsial'nyj geneticheskij kod, soglasno kotoromu neobhodimo unichtozhat' russkih "putem umen'sheniya rozhdaemosti", ili ne sushestvuet? Esli ne sushestvuet, to ch'e poruchenie vypolnyali evrei v okruzhenii prezidenta - sionskih mudretsov ili inostrannoj derzhavy? Esli vse-taki inostrannoj derzhavy (potomu chto sushestvovanie sionskih mudretsov oprovergnuto eshe v nachale veka), to pochemu byvshij kagebeshnyj prokuror Ilyuhin ne vozbudil dela o shpionazhe? I kogo mozhno schitat' "korennym narodom" - v konechnom schete v svoe vremya russkie zavoevali i Tatariyu, i Kavkaz, i Sibir'. Kak tam opredelyat' korennyh? Esli otbrosit', kak srednevekovyj bred, chto evrei sami po sebe hotyat lish' krovi hristianskih mladentsev (ili unichtozheniya Rossii i russkih), to Ilyuhinu pridetsya dokazyvat', kakie zhe edinye tseli i iz kakogo tsentra napravlyaemye osushestvlyali predstaviteli, kak on nazyvaet, "nekorennogo naroda", ch'i predki uzhe, navernoe, stoletiya zhivut v Rossii. V konechnom schete k vrachu ved' obrashayutsya ne po natsional'nomu priznaku, a potomu, mozhet on lechbt' ili net. Nu chto delat', esli poluevrej Kirienko mog vytashit Rossiyu iz krizisa? Dva otveta - libo snyat' ego, libo dat' rabotat'. Otvet uzhe izvesten. No budut li te lyudi, kotorye blyudut chistotu natsional'nyh ryadov, otvechat' za razval, kotoryj mozhet nastupit' vesnoj, ili opyat' vo vsem obvinyat evreev? I uzh sovsem neponyatno, pochemu togda deputat Ilyuhin golosoval za kandidaturu prem'era Primakova, kotoryj evrej eshe bol'she, chem nenavistnye Kirienko, Chubajs i prochie Gajdary (kotorye, konechno zhe, evrei, dazhe esli sovsem russkie). Togda nado vvodit', kak v gitlerovskoj Germanii, strogie zakony - kogo schitat' evreem, a kogo net. Na chetvert' evrej - eto evrej ili net? V natsistskoj Germanii dlya etogo provodilis' spetsial'nye protsessy. Zato odnu vos'muyu krovi ne schitali, a odnu vtoruyu schitali bez vsyakih sudov. Vprochem, nemtsy vsegda byli punktual'nej nas. Krome togo, Ilyuhin prosto vret. Esli vspomnit' pervye pyat' let El'tsina u vlasti, to pervye skripki v okruzhenii igrale vpolne konkretnye russkie lyudi: Aleksandr Vasil'evich Korzhakov, Oleg Nikolaevich Soskovets, Pavel Sergeevich Grachev: I uzh esli kto i vinovat, chto eti pyat' let okazalis' stol' grabitel'skimi, to neobhodimo schet predyavit' imenno im. Hotya, vpolne vozmozhno, i oni vypolnyali poruchenie inostrannyh derzhav - kto znaet? V silovyh strukturah predstavitelej malen'kogo, no shustrogo naroda kak nikogda ne bylo, tak i net. Byl lish' odin general, da i tot Rohlin. On, konechno, byl luchshim generalom nashih vooruzhennyh sil (nedarom Ilyuhin tak chasto klyanetsya ego imenem), no s familiej emu ne povezlo. Chtoby ne podstavlyat' talantlivogo ofitsera, nachal'stvo mnogo raz predlagalo pomenyat' "Rohlin" na chto-nibud' gorazdo bolee russkoe. Familiya "Ilyuhin" navernyaka by podoshla. Da tot pochemu-to otkazyvalsya. Konechno, Ilyuhin igraet svoyu igru. Uvidev uspeh Makashova i ne v sostoyanii pridumat' nichego svoego, on podnimaet svoyu populyarnost' sredi opredelennoj chasti storonnikov KPRF uzhe proverennym sposobom - "bej zhidov!" On odnovremenno stavit v nelovkoe polozhenie i pravitel'stvo, i svoe partijnoe rukovodstvo. Pokazyvaet, kak on gotov borot'sya protiv nenavistnogo prezidenta. V obshem, smotrite i lyubujtes'. Vse sejchas budut plevat'sya, a Ilyuhin, blagodarya svoej dazhe ne dvojnoj, a trojnoj provokatsii, budet ves' v belom, vse bolee priobretaya stol' neobhodimye geroicheskie cherty bortsa i naslednika generala Rohlina, posle smerti kotorogo on vozglavil dvizhenie v podderzhku armii. I vse on prekrasno rasschital, vklyuchaya reaktsiyu TV. Kak i psevdoopravdyvayushie kriki na sleduyushij den': "Menya vyrvali iz konteksta!" No vo vsem etom sushestvuet grandioznaya opasnost'. Voznikaet obyknovennaya moda. U opredelennoj kategorii politikov pri polnom popustitel'stve vlastej i prikrytii so storony kommunisticheskogo bol'shinstva v Dume takoj sposob vyzovet vostorg - nichego ne nado delat' dlya politicheskoj kar'ery: prosto povtori za Makashovym i Ilyuhinym. I takih molodyh kar'eristov iz levogo stana, dumaetsya, my skoro uvidim. Ved' stanovit'sya na chetveren'ki vsled za Ilyuhinym gorazdo proshe, chem postarat'sya podnyat'sya. Nedarom ved' lyudi, kotorye okazyvayutsya v obez'yan'ej stae, momental'no prevrashayutsya v babuinov. No eshe ni odna obez'yana ni v kakom gorode ne prevratilas' v cheloveka. Dlya etogo, kak pravilo, trebuyutsya milliony let. Ili ochen' krepkij udar, kak ego poluchili nemtsy v 45-m. P.S. Interesno, kak teper' budet vykruchivat'sya Genprokuror Skuratov, obyasnyaya, pochemu nel'zya vozbudit' ugolovnoe delo protiv Ilyuhina. ------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 21 22:13 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id WAA21304 for ; Mon, 21 Dec 1998 22:13:17 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20314; Mon, 21 Dec 98 19:24:55 -0500 Message-Id: <9812220024.AA20314@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 21 Dec 1998 11:25:19 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Biana Brukman Subject: INFO-RUSS: resources for people who just came to the US Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 997 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, everyone I am wondering if anyone knows of any URLs that are helpful for people who just came to the US with information as to what to do first, how to start looking for a job, job interviews, housing, medicare, etc. For children: what tests to take in school, how to start looking for college, etc. I will share all the info I get, so if anyone needs it as well, let me know. I'll pass it on directly to you, and not via info-russ. Thank you! vintik@vintik.net Biana Brukman ---------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Dec 24 16:27 EST 1998 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id QAA00409 for ; Thu, 24 Dec 1998 16:27:54 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05243; Thu, 24 Dec 98 15:33:50 -0500 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 15:22:55 -0500 (EST) Message-Id: <199812242022.PAA02377@schubert.ai.mit.edu> From: Boris Katz To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: ZYUGANOV "APOLOGIZES" FOR ANTI-SEMITIC REMARKS OF COMRADES Status: O Content-Type: text Content-Length: 2925 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- ------- Start of forwarded message ------- December 24, 1998 Monitor - Vol.IV, No.238 ZYUGANOV "APOLOGIZES" FOR ANTI-SEMITIC REMARKS OF COMRADES. Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov and the KPRF's Duma faction made public Wednesday (December 23) an open letter addressed to Nikolai Bordyuzha, head of the Kremlin administration and Security Council secretary, and Justice Minister Pavel Krasheninnikov, on the issue of ethnic and religious intolerance. At first glance, the letter appeared to be, in essence, an apology for anti-Semitic statements made by two leading KPRF members, Albert Makashov and Viktor Ilyukhin. Expressions of "chauvinism and national intolerance," Zyuganov and his comrades wrote, go against "communist convictions," no matter who they are uttered by, for whatever motive. The letter characterized as "impermissible" expressions of "Judeo-phobia, which offend the national dignity not only of Jews, but of all the peoples of Russia." The letter also denounced the idea of establishing religious or ethnic quotas for service in Russia's government. Earlier this year, Makashov urged that such quotas be instituted. Further into the letter, however, Zyuganov and Co. said the Jewish community must "more clearly define its position on a series of questions, including its "relationship to Zionism." The authors of the letter then let loose, calling Zionism "a blood relative of fascism." The letter stated: "The only difference between them is that, where Hitlerian Nazism appeared under the mask of German nationalism attempting to subjugate the world openly, Zionists, appearing under the mask of Jewish nationalism, act in secret and employ the hands of others." It added that Jews should either remain in Russia and live as a community loyal to Russia (its "only motherland") and assimilate, or emigrate (Russian agencies, December 23). Shimon Samuels, director for international liaison at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Geneva, told the "Moscow Times" that the letter was an example of "classical anti-Semitism" which expressed "Stalin's line" on the Jewish question (Moscow Times, December 24). The letter suggests that the KPRF is worried about the Kremlin's pledge to crack down on political extremism, and has simply made a tactical change back to Soviet practice during the Brezhnev era, when the authorities tried, rather ineffectively, to hide the state's official anti-Semitism under the mask of "anti-Zionism." ------- End of forwarded message -------

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