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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Aug 4 22:07:18 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id WAA21106 for ; Wed, 4 Aug 1999 22:07:17 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05232; Wed, 4 Aug 99 17:22:20 -0400 Message-Id: <9908042122.AA05232@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 99 03:44:52 PDT From: marifo@cassir.ucsd.edu (Marina N. Fomenkova) To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: Fiztehi in South Africa? Cc: marifo@cassir.ucsd.edu Status: O Content-Length: 610 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 any fiztehi in Jo'burg, South Africa? (I did not find any in the info-ruu "Fiztehi abroad" list, but who knows?) Please reply to mfomenkova@ucsd.edu. Thanks, Marina From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Aug 4 22:13:04 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id WAA21127 for ; Wed, 4 Aug 1999 22:13:03 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05226; Wed, 4 Aug 99 17:22:06 -0400 Message-Id: <9908042122.AA05226@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Posted-Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 17:37:06 -0400 Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 17:37:06 -0400 From: Yuri Knizhnik To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: Please let's help! Status: O Content-Length: 724 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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, Our help is urgently needed! A 10-year-old girl from Hatzor Haglilit is hoping for a lung transplant in the US to save her life from a particularly severe form of cystic fibrosis. For details, see http://www.jpost.com/News/Article-10.html Thanks, Yuri Knizhnik From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Aug 4 22:33:04 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id WAA21162 for ; Wed, 4 Aug 1999 22:33:01 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05216; Wed, 4 Aug 99 17:22:00 -0400 Message-Id: <9908042122.AA05216@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Sender: kogan@ptc.com Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 11:32:30 -0400 From: Alexander Kogan To: "info-russ, mailing list" Subject: Registration for foreigners Status: O Content-Length: 1097 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 guys for breaking this long period of silence, but I really need this information ASAP. I need an address (street and number) of the place where all foreigners who are staying in Russia for more than three days must register. This is not my paranoia, they (Russians) became quite serious about it since last year. Please, answer to my e-mail address as well. Thanks a bunch! -- _________________________________________________________________ Alexander B. Kogan Parametric Technology Corporation E-mail: kogan@ptc.com 128 Technology Drive, Waltham MA 02453 Voice: (781) 398-5172 Fax: (781) 398-5633 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 5 21:11:33 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA26649 for ; Thu, 5 Aug 1999 21:11:32 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01168; Thu, 5 Aug 99 18:19:25 -0400 Message-Id: <9908052219.AA01168@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: "Alex Makarov" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: FizTechs in Chicago? Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 23:13:11 GMT Status: O Content-Length: 660 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi folks! I am looking for FizTechs in Chicago area, especialy working for FNAL, ANL or IITRI. Please let me know, if there are any. I am Alex Makarov from FFKE, 1981. My e-mail: alemak@hotmail.com Thanks and best regards! From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 5 21:35:27 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA26695 for ; Thu, 5 Aug 1999 21:35:27 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01174; Thu, 5 Aug 99 18:19:31 -0400 Message-Id: <9908052219.AA01174@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 14:27:32 -0600 (CST) From: "Surguchov, Andrei (314) 747-4430" Subject: INFO-RUSS: technician, molecular and cellular biology To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 680 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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, folks, I am looking for a researech assistant/technician with experience in the area of molecular and cellular biology to work in Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Preferably from St. Louis area. Andrei. E-mail : surguchov@yahoo.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 5 22:21:29 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id WAA26855 for ; Thu, 5 Aug 1999 22:21:29 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01180; Thu, 5 Aug 99 18:19:38 -0400 Message-Id: <9908052219.AA01180@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: "Golubev, Vladimir" To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: experimental flow/acoustics position available Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 14:11:40 -0500 Status: O Content-Length: 2854 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 Dr. Kaplan: Could you please post the following ad on the INFO-RUSS broadcast regarding the position available at Trane Co. Thank you. Regards, Vladimir V. Golubev Ph.D. Computational Aeroacoustics Engineer Acoustics and Mechanics Technology The Trane Company 3600 Pammel Creek Road La Crosse, WI 54601 vgolubev@trane.com (PhysTech - FALT' '89 graduate) Acoustics and Mechanics Technology Engineer Unsteady Flow and Noise Control in Fans, Air-Handlers and Compressors The Trane Company, a worldwide manufacturer of air conditioning and building management equipment and systems, has an immediate opening for an Acoustics and Mechanics Technology Engineer, in its Worldwide Applied Systems Group located in La Crosse Wisconsin. This engineering position in Acoustics and Fluid Mechanics will be responsible for conducting applied research projects on fan and compressor related noise issues, with emphasis on experimental efforts, consulting on product development projects related to fans and air-handling products, and the application of new technology for product sound control. Candidates will have an MS degree in acoustical, mechanical or aeronautical engineering, acoustics or engineering mechanics. Completed formal coursework in acoustics and fluid mechanics is desired. Five years experience in acoustics, aeroacoustics and/or a related area of unsteady flows is preferred. Working knowledge in acoustics and structural dynamic test techniques and dynamic test instrumentation preferred. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment. We offer a competitive salary, a 401K savings plan with a company match, anemployee stock ownership plan (ESOP), paid vacation and holidays, dental and a full menu of medical and life insurance benefits. La Crosse WI, is a beautiful medium sized city located on the banks of the Mississippi River that offers an abundance of educational, recreational and cultural activities and is an excellent place to live and work. For consideration send resume and salary history to: The Trane Company, Staff Employment Dept. 1099, 3600 Pammel Creek Road, La Crosse, WI 54601. or send e-mail to HQStaffEmp@Trane.com. Trane is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. You may contact Dr. Vladimir Golubev directly at vgolubev@trane.com regarding this open position. Please respond ASAP. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 5 22:59:18 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id WAA27003 for ; Thu, 5 Aug 1999 22:59:18 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01419; Thu, 5 Aug 99 19:09:25 -0400 Message-Id: <9908052309.AA01419@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: Thu, 5 Aug 99 18:58:19 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: kushat' podano, gospoda... Status: O Content-Length: 5557 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------- "Skol'ko raz my molchali po vsyakomy, no ne protiv molchali, a ZA..." ---------------------------------------------- Below is an excerpt from "Letters from Russia" at http://www.gis.net/~lipchin/letters/translit/title.html based on daily reviews of Russian press by an anonymous author from Moscow; the site is run by Alexey Lipchin --------------------------------------------------------------------- 05.08.99. Sleduyushij material, napisannyj Yuliej Kantor - mnogie, naverno, pomnyat ee ocherk o poezdke v Berdichev - posvyashen antisemitizmu v Peterburge. PITER SOGLASEN UVIDET' POGROMY Peterburgskoe TV provelo blits-opros: "Esli nachnutsya pogromy, vy budete uchastvovat' v nih ili zashitite gromimyh?" Okolo dvuh tretej respondentov otvetili: "Budem uchastvovat'". Tot fakt, chto programma, provodivshaya stol' riskovannyj eksperiment, imeet skandal'nuyu reputatsiyu, a znachit - spetsificheskuyu auditoriyu, uteshaet slabo. Upomyanutaya peredacha yavlyaetsya odnoj iz samyh populyarnyh na piterskom TV, i upovat' na uzost' "marginal'nogo" kruga zritelej po men'shej mere naivno. V pryamom efire gosudarstvennoj kompanii veshal tol'ko chto osvobodivshijsya posle "otsidki" lider ul'trapatrioticheskoj partii: pod ego razmyshlizmy i predlagalos' otvetit' na vrode by ritoricheskij vopros. Ves' sleduyushij den' v korpunkte "Izvestij", kak i v redaktsiyah gorodskih gazet, razryvalis' telefony. Gorozhane kipeli ot blagorodnogo negodovaniya: "Nel'zya v efir vypuskat' fashista. . . Rezul'taty oprosa - pozor dlya Pitera. . . Programma nas oplevala!" S pervymi dvumya tezisami vozmushennyh sograzhdan trudno ne soglasit'sya. A vot s poslednim neskol'ko slozhnee. Na ch'ej storone pereves, stalo yasno uzhe cherez neskol'ko minut posle starta peredachi, I dazhe esli zritel' iznachal'no ne sobiralsya uchastvovat' v eksperimente, udruchayushie tsifry dolzhny byli zastavit' ego ne molchat'. Chtoby ne chuvstvovat' sebya oplevannym, vernee,zamazannym korichnevoj gryaz'yu. Ya interesovalas' u kazhdogo iz desyatkov zvonivshih v "Izvestiya": "Kogda shel teleopros, vy zvonili v efir?" Utverditel'no otvetili lish' edinitsy. Pozvol'te, tak kto zhe vas opleval? Ne sami li? Zapozdalye popytki "otmazat'sya", uteshit' sebya s pomosh'yu zvonkov v redaktsii bezuspeshny. Gorod zhdal reaktsii vlasti. Vlast' predpochla intsident proignorirovat', ne uchtya, chto molchanie v takoj situatsii mozhet byt' istolkovano opredelennymi sloyami naseleniya kak "znak soglasiya". "Sloi", poutru kuchkuyas' na Nevskom, imenno tak eto molchanie i traktovali, o chem i soobshali vo vseuslyshanie. A eshe oni krichali: "Ves' Piter s nami!" Partii i dvizheniya demokraticheskoj orientatsii iz anabioza ne vyshli. Avtory riskovannogo teleeksperimenta, konechno,balansirovali na grani fola ili dazhe za nej. Sam vopros "esli nachnutsya pogromy. . .", zvuchashij s ekrana, dopuskaet real'nuyu vozmozhnost' takogo razvitiya sobytij i tem samym provotsiruet. Ne udivlyus', esli v dal'nejshem avtory programmy predlozhat zritelyam sleduyushij vopros: "V kakih pogromah vy zhelaete uchastvovat' - armyanskih, chechenskih, evrejskih ili tsyganskih?" Prelyubopytnaya statistika mozhet poluchit'sya. Ne stoit vosprinimat' itogi eksperimenta pryamolinejno:razumeetsya, oni ne dokazyvayut, chto podonkov v severnoj stolitse pochti vdvoe bol'she, nezheli elementarno poryadochnyh lyudej. Oni lish' naglyadno prodemonstrirovali, kak mnogo zdes' ravnodushnyh. Pri vsej neodnoznachnosti svoih dejstvij s tochki zreniya etiki avtory peredachi vyyavili ves'ma trevozhnyj simptom. V oprose formal'no ne bylo varianta "stanu nablyudat'", no imenno ego vybralo bol'shinstvo: ottogo i itog okazalsya stol' plachevnym. Lyudi nablyudali za proishodyashim. Segodnya - za proishodyashim na ekrane. Ob ostavshihsya v storone "nablyudatelyah" Igor' Severyanin pisal: "Segodnya krasnye, a zavtra belye - oni bestsvetnye po sushestvu". Imenno "bestsvetnye po sushestvu" prokladyvayut put' okrashennym v korichnevyj tsvet. Opros piterskogo TV - nesomnennoe tomu podtverzhdenie. V etot material gazeta daet nebol'shuyu "vrezku". Ocherednoj razgrom na kladbishe v Tomske Shest' nadgrobij byli smeteny s mest na evrejskom kladbishe v Tomske. Pri etom odin pamyatnik upal i raskololsya, a pyat' drugih okazalis' sdvinutymi i pokorezhennymi. Nikakih natsistskih ili satanistskih znakov i priznakov glumleniya na nih ne okazalos'. Nesmotrya na uchastivshiesya v poslednee vremya po Rossii sluchai vandalizma - razgrom kladbisha v Rubleve, oskvernenie pamyatnikov vo Vladivostoke, a takzhe iyul'skie sobytiya v samom Tomske, kogda s obe liska byli sodrany 129 latunnyh tablichek, - sledstvie poka uvereno, chto domoroshennye natsisty k etomu ne prichastny. Kak rasskazali "Izvestiyam" v press-sluzhbe UVD Tomska, sejchas rassmatrivayutsya dve versii prestupleniya: pamyatniki mogli byt' prosto sluchajno pokorezheny mashinoj spetsavtohozyajstva, razvozyashej groby. A mozhet byt', proisshedshee - delo ruk huliganov. LyudmilaKORNETOVA -------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Aug 7 01:34:17 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id BAA02576 for ; Sat, 7 Aug 1999 01:34:16 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17886; Fri, 6 Aug 99 16:59:46 -0400 Message-Id: <9908062059.AA17886@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 13:00:11 -0400 (EDT) From: Evgeni Poliakov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Executive Secretary/Office Manager position in Dallas Status: O Content-Length: 1279 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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: We have an immediate opening for a full-time Executive Secretary position with Dallas division of JDS FITEL, Inc. (Part-time is also possibility) The duties include: Travel arrangements Expense reporting Scheduling Filing/organizing Computer knowledge (using Word processing, sometimes heavily) Light bookkeeping The division office is located in northern suburb of Dallas, Richardson, which is a nice area. JDS FITEL is a Canadian company, very fast growing, specializing in fiberoptics components. For more information, please check www.jdsfitel.com Please submit your resume either by e-mail at jseago@wavelinq.com or by fax at 972-234-5204. If you know someone interested, feel free to forward this information. Best regards, Dr. E. Poliakov, JDS FITEL, Inc. 1323 Columbia Dr., Suite 305 Richardson, TX 75081 From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sat Aug 7 01:43:51 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id BAA02715 for ; Sat, 7 Aug 1999 01:43:50 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17880; Fri, 6 Aug 99 16:59:39 -0400 Message-Id: <9908062059.AA17880@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 18:41:53 -0700 From: Margarita Bekker To: "info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Job opening in San Francisco Status: O Content-Length: 1325 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 have two job openings. Please, send you resumes to margarita@datranslaors.com company A large Russian company is in the process of opening a small office in San Francisco, This company is looking for 2 highly motivated people. 1. Marketing/ Purchasing Associate. This position requires a go getter with a college degree. Various combinations of marketing/chemisty or chemical engineering knowledge preferred. Working experience in US is preferred and well as some knowledge of the realities of Russian market. This job demands excellent writing and other communication skills in English and good conversational Russian. 2. Administrative Assistant. Front desk, phones, filing, Knowledge of basic office procedures, and good computer skills. Good writing skills and good conversational Russia. Work experience in US preferred. Thank you Margarita Bekker margarita@datranslators.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Aug 9 17:56:11 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id RAA12342 for ; Mon, 9 Aug 1999 17:56:07 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06680; Mon, 9 Aug 99 15:22:48 -0400 Message-Id: <9908091922.AA06680@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 10:47:04 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Julia Sigalovsky Subject: INFO-RUSS: Job Openings Status: O Content-Length: 1382 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- GeoTek Engineering, Inc. located in Framingham, Massachusetts, has two immediate openings. 1. Full charge bookkeeper Responsibilities include AR, AP, payroll, monthly books closing, etc. Working knowledge of QuikBooks (Pro, Ver. 6) is very desirable, MS Word/Excel is a must. Fill-time position, part-time (approx. 30 hours) is also possible. Flexible schedule. 2. Environmental Engineer / Site Safety and Health Officer Knowledge of State and Federal regulations on Health and Safety, at least one year of experience in field work on environmental/contaminated sites, 40 hours of OSHA training is a must. Work is in downtown Boston and vicinity, mostly on construction sites. Please reply directly to me. Julia Sigalovsky ___________________________ Dr. Julia Sigalovsky GeoTek Engineering, Inc. 40 Speen Street, Suite 204 Framingham, MA 01701 phone 508-872-8495 x11 fax 508-872-8911 web site: www.geotek-eng.com e-mail: julia@geotek-eng.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Aug 9 18:16:15 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id SAA12380 for ; Mon, 9 Aug 1999 18:16:15 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06686; Mon, 9 Aug 99 15:22:53 -0400 Message-Id: <9908091922.AA06686@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Chris Hatherly" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: London to Beijing Bicycle Adventutre: Ukrainian Visas? Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 05:13:09 PDT Status: O Content-Length: 1811 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Info Russers, We are Chris Hatherly and Tim Cope, two 20 year old Australians who are currently pursuing our dream of cycling recumbent Bicycles from London to Beijing, along the way, spending a year of our trip cycling, and climbing mountains throughout European Russia and the Central and Western parts of Siberia. One of the main aspects of this journey is our schools program through which we hope to speak to students from around 50 isolated schools in Russia and China. We encourage you all to visit our web-site at http://www.lisp.com.au/~lbba give us your comments and suggestions concerning any aspect of the trip and to broadcast the address to anybody who might take an interest in our expedition. Calling for the attention of any Ukrainian Info-Russers or anybody with friends or contacts in the Ukraine who might be able to help us with an official invitation (priglaschyenia) from a local visa office (OVIR). Myself and friend Natalie (Tim is due to join the expedition in September in or Near Oryel) are presently in Budapest, where the Ukrainian Embassy has proved 'reluctant' to accept our accomodation confirmations. If anybody could help us by faxing an invitation in the next day or two, we would be ever greatful. Yours Sincerely Chris Hatherly Tim Cope cyclingsiberia@yahoo.com ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 12 18:59:53 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id SAA29571 for ; Thu, 12 Aug 1999 18:59:53 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16293; Thu, 12 Aug 99 16:22:18 -0400 Message-Id: <9908122022.AA16293@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 10:41:06 -0700 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: bibikov@biology.utah.edu (Sergei Bibikov) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Tornado v Salt Lake City Status: O Content-Length: 3703 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Privjet narod, Eto moyo pis'mo po povodu tornado v Salt Lake City; peredachi po CNN napugali vseh dazhe bolshe, chem eto bylo v realnosti. Ja rabotaju i zhivu v Salt Lake City davno, no dazhe nikto iz teh, kto zdes zhivet vsju zhizn ne pomnjat nichego podobnogo v istorii goroda. Dlja zhitelei Texas i tornado statov eto mozhet i ne v dikovinku, no sam fakt tornado v uzkoi doline mezhdu gor i ego tochnoje popadanije v Downtown predstavljajut soboi nechto iz rjada von vyhodjashee. Nad Salt Lake City pochti 300 dnei v godu svetit solnze. Edinstvennoje stihiinoje bedstvije, kotorogo zdes davno zhdut - eto zemletrjasenje. Oni proishodjat zdes s periodom v neskolko tysjach let i poslednee silnoje bylo tysjach pjat let nazad. Ja byl ochen blizko k tomu, chtoby popast pod tornado, poskolku ehal iz aeroporta domoi na mashine i videl, chto pogoda ne ostavljaet zhelat luchshego - nebo chernelo na glazah i v solenoje ozero bili molnii. No moi test' botanik, kotoryj seichas zdes, ochen zainteresovalsja rastushim u dorogi solonchakom i nas proneslo, v Downtown my popali s opozdaniem na 10 minut. Vpechatlenije ot uvidennogo deistvitelno potrjasajushee. Ja ne udivljajus, kogda derevja padajut i koren torchit naruzhu. No kogda 200 letnije derevo v obhvat tolshinoi lezhit, a koren v zemle i vidno, chto derevo bylo skrucheno vrashatelnym dvizheniem kak spichka - eto vpolne vpechatljajushe. Znamenityi stadion Delta Zentr, gde igraet komanda Jazz, zakryt na mesjazy, poskolku kryshu s nego sorvalo i ona letala po vozduhu. Iz blizhaishego restorana sorvalo metallicheskie ostryje listy konstrukzii kryshi i ispolosovalo imi okolo 70 mashin na sosednei stojanke. Ljudi podhodili i nachinali zvonit v strahovyje kompanii. Ja podobral neskolko kuskov i sdelal muzei v nashei Laboratorii. Fotografii ja tozhe sdelal. K shastju dlja vseh zhitelei tornado bylo ne ochen vysokoi kategorii, pogib tolko odin chelovek. Chto osobenno stranno, korotkij put tornado prolegal iskljuchitelno po napravleniju vseh znachitelnyh objektov LDS zerkvi v gorode. LDS biblioteka, LDS hram, LDS Assembly construction i LDS hospital okazalis tochno na prjamoi, po kotoroi guljala stihija. Uvy, Delta zentr okazalsja na nei zhe. Razumeetsa mestnaja publika reshila etot fakt ne akzentirovat, no menja eto sovpadenije (razumeetsa sluchainoje) ochen vpechatljaet, poskolku vse krupnyje biznesy i banki tornado oboshlo storonoi. Odin iz nashih studentov otpravilsja zhenitsa v hram i nichego ne podozrevaja vyshel dlja fotografii naruzhu. Teper ego imja vo vseh gazetah, poskolku etu svadbu sredi letajushih oblomkov, vetok derevjev i prochego hlama oni zapomnjat nadolgo. 1000 rabochih, kotoryje stroili nechto vrode "Dvorza sjezdov" poluchili stormovoje preduprezhdenije, no posle tornado oni sobirali penoplastovyje bloki po vsemu gorodu i teper pytajutsa pochinit slomannyj kran. Iz gostinizy Wyndham hotel torchali zanaveski, bolshaja chast stekol byla razbita. Polizija ozepila raion s opozdanijem, no mastaby povrezhdenija ne byli vidny srazu, i chasto nevozmozhno bylo ponjat, chto proishodit. Nikogda ne znaesh, gde tebja zastanet stihiinoje bedstvije. Privjet eshe raz, Sergei Bibikov bibikov@biology.utah.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Aug 16 18:51:12 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id SAA15161 for ; Mon, 16 Aug 1999 18:51:11 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA20027; Mon, 16 Aug 99 16:58:21 -0400 Message-Id: <9908162058.AA20027@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 13:01:30 -0500 From: Timur Linde To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Spring/Summer work at Ford Status: O Content-Length: 4202 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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, A friend of mine is looking for a scientist/engineer from Russia/FSU to work at the Ford Motor Company for about 6 months under the SABIT program. The program is fully sponsored by Ford, and in the past it has proven to be successful in creating new joint projects and interesting collaborations. The details of the project are in the attached message. I only want to add a few comments. SABIT has been designed by Ford as an exchange program to expose Russian scientists to modern US (not necessarily automotive) technology and in return to capitalize on technology that has been developed in Russia and may not be widely known to the US industry. This is a *temp* project that will not result in permanent employment. In fact, Ford strongly encourages visitors to return to their home country after their stay has expired. Otherwise, the program is really good. I have known people whose career made a sharp upward turn after they participated in this program. If you can think of anybody presently in Russia, who could qualify for the outlined project and who is willing to spend next spring and summer in the Detroit area, please let me know. Thank you, Timur ---------------------------------------------------------- Timur Linde University of Chicago 773-834-3236 (work) Astronomy & Astrophysics 773-834-3230 (fax) 5640 South Ellis Avenue t-linde@uchicago.edu Chicago, IL 60637 ---------------------------------------------------------- "An unexplored life is a life not worth living" - Socrates ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 09:32:26 -0400 From: I. Kolmanovsky To: "'t-linde@uchicago.edu'" , Subject: INFO-RUSS: SABIT Timur, Ford/UofM-Dearborn has an internship program for Russian/FSU scientists, called SABIT. I am looking for someone to come for the next 6 month period (Feb-Aug). The program provides apartment (paid for except utilities), car, and pays 1.5K/month stipend. Requirements are Ph.D., nominal place of residence and work in Russia (or at least outside the U.S.) knowledge of English (the person should be able to converse in English and write papers in English, additional English lessons are offered as a part of this program - 2 or 3 times a week plus the person attends management classes at the UofM). After the project completion it may be possible (although not always the case) to obtain additional funding from Ford to continue the research started in the course of the internship. I am looking for someone who is familiar with game theory and especially how to solve game problems numerically. We would like to look at powertrain feasibility studies that require game-theoretic tools and perhaps even some business modeling applications. Besides working on specific problems the person should also be able to give a few lectures on game theory and numerical methods. If you have any recommendations/ nominations, please let me know as soon as possible. Actually, the specialization or the focus of this project on game theory is not required absolutely (it is just something that I thought would be important for us), as long as we can formulate a meaningful project for this person that is of interest to our group and to the person. If you have anybody in mind, please send me all contact information and a few brief lines what the project might look like (if it is different from game theory and if you know what it may be). I really need this information as soon as possible !!! - (or at least the contact info and the areas of specialization) Thank you very much, Ilya ========================================================== Timur Linde t-linde@uchicago.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Aug 18 21:32:32 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA27515 for ; Wed, 18 Aug 1999 21:32:32 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23592; Wed, 18 Aug 99 20:49:07 -0400 Message-Id: <9908190049.AA23592@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 16:22:48 -0700 To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Vlad Shkurkin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Harbin Status: O Content-Length: 1513 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 trudyashchimsya! A recently published book (in English) about the Russian presence in Manchuria may be of interest to some list participants. It is an expanded doctoral dissertation from the University of Californiaq, Berkeley. Wolff, David. "To the Harbin Station. The Liberal Alternative in Russian Manchuria, 1898-1914." Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1999. 255 pp. ISBN 0-8047-3226-3 --------------------------------------------------- Dust jacket note: "This outstanding work, the first scholarly history of the formative years of the city of Harbin, is much more than urban or regional history. It responds to a need to understand what generations of men and women who lived through this stunning experiment, and who were then scattered around the globe, have not been able to forget: a unique experience, where local, national, and world cultures, economies, and politics intersected." --Thomas Lahusen, Duke University --------------------------------------------------- Cheers, Vlad Shkurkin, San Pablo, California shkurkin@ix.netcom.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 19 18:33:06 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id SAA02912 for ; Thu, 19 Aug 1999 18:33:06 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08931; Thu, 19 Aug 99 15:58:05 -0400 Message-Id: <9908191958.AA08931@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 21:15:18 +0800 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Yuri Kropachev Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for an immigration attorney Status: O Content-Length: 724 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Yuri Kropachev -------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 19 18:51:09 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id SAA02980 for ; Thu, 19 Aug 1999 18:51:09 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08925; Thu, 19 Aug 99 15:58:00 -0400 Message-Id: <9908191958.AA08925@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Krinsky Valentin Date: Thu, 19 Aug 99 14:34:53 +0200 To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: money - laundering Status: O Content-Length: 785 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Could Russian milliarders start feeling that not all dirty methods are permitted...): =========================== Business Week, Aug. 23-30, 1999, p. 31: Now, Swiss prosecutors are investigating 23 former and current Kremlin staffers on money - laundering and corruption charges. =========================== Krinsky Valentin krinsky@inln.cnrs.fr From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 19 19:47:43 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id TAA03118 for ; Thu, 19 Aug 1999 19:47:43 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA09242; Thu, 19 Aug 99 17:30:18 -0400 Message-Id: <9908192130.AA09242@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: Thu, 19 Aug 99 17:26:42 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: US banks and Russ-crime-mob Status: O Content-Length: 4118 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuters, Thursday August 19 3:13 PM ET Bank Of NY Says Cooperating On Russian Mob Probe By Gail Appleson, Law Correspondent NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Bank of New York, reported to have been the channel for billions of tainted dollars from a Russian crime mob, said Thursday it was cooperating with a federal money laundering probe. The probe, reported in the New York Times, involves wealthy Russian crime boss Semyon Mogilevich whose activities have been monitored by U.S. and European authorities for at least five years. The Times article, sourced to unnamed law enforcement officials, said that from October through March some $4.2 billion passed through one account in more than 10,000 transactions. Because the account was kept open to help the investigation by federal authorities, officials estimated as much as $10 billion may have flowed through the bank since early last year in what would be one of the largest money laundering operations ever uncovered in the United States. The bank said in its statement it had been ``cooperating with the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in the confidential investigation of the use of bank facilities to transfer funds from Russia to other countries''. ``There are no allegations of wrongdoing by the bank. There has been no loss of customer funds or the bank's own funds. Two employees of the bank who have been mentioned in the investigation are now on leave pending completion of the investigation. ``After a thorough investigative effort on our part, confirmed by independent review, this appears to be an isolated incident.'' The bank would not release names or details of the two employees, but the New York Times said they were senior officers in the bank's Eastern European division. It said they were married to Russian businessmen, one of whom was believed to have controlled one of the accounts. The paper said the accounts being investigated had been linked to Mogilevich. Mogilevich, who is believed to be living in Budapest, was named during a 1996 hearing before a U.S. Senate subcommittee as the leader of one of 25 so-called ``Eurasian'' organized-crime groups operating in the United States. A year earlier Britain's National Criminal Intelligence Service said he was ``one of the world's top criminals'' with ''personal wealth of $100 million.'' The report centered on a money-laundering scheme allegedly being run by Mogilevich- linked companies in Britain. He is also connected to an ongoing investigation by federal authorities in Pennsylvania involving defunct magnet maker YBM Magnex, which was based in suburban Philadelphia but traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. YBM, which authorities said was a money laundering vehicle for Mogilevich, pleaded guilty in June to securities fraud for cheating investors out of several hundred millions of dollars. Last year, trading in YBM stock was halted when federal authorities raided the firm's headquarters in Newtown, Pa., weeks after the company's accounting firm raised questions about millions of dollars in transactions and its ties to Mogilevich. In charges filed against the company, prosecutors said YBM falsified records to inflate its value and jack up the price of its stock. YBM, whose penny stock rose from 10 cents to about $20 a share before the scheme was detected, is under receivership in bankruptcy court in Canada where it was incorporated in 1994. A spokesman for Mary Jo White, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said he could not confirm or deny the money laundering probe at the Bank of New York. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Aug 25 18:25:20 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id SAA02981 for ; Wed, 25 Aug 1999 18:25:20 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15903; Wed, 25 Aug 99 16:29:53 -0400 Message-Id: <9908252029.AA15903@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 20:54:43 -0700 (PDT) From: Eugene Subject: INFO-RUSS: traveler's health insurance? To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: RO Content-Length: 763 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi all, I am looking for the temporary health insurance for my relative who's going to Spain in September. If anyone had dealt with this matter before, and has any info (where it can be bought, what exactly I need to look for), please email. Thanks ! Eugene egroy@bigfoot.com __________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 26 15:56:08 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id PAA08058 for ; Thu, 26 Aug 1999 15:56:08 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02566; Thu, 26 Aug 99 15:07:20 -0400 Message-Id: <9908261907.AA02566@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: Thu, 26 Aug 99 15:03:48 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: kto bol'she? (it is $15 billions now by Yeltsyn & Co) Status: O Content-Length: 3131 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuters, Thursday August 26 1:46 AM ET Russian Fraud Case At $15 Billion - Report WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian organized crime figures laundered at least $15 billion through two New York banks at the direction of President Boris Yeltsin's government, USA Today reported Thursday. Quoting unidentified senior U.S., British and Russian law enforcement officials, the newspaper said the money might include $10 billion in International Monetary Fund loans. The money was laundered through four accounts at the Bank of New York and one account at the Republic National Bank, also based in New York, according to the report. The officials said they do not know where the money is. The new figure is $5 billion more than previously reported. The officials told the newspaper all the accounts were under the name of a company called Benex Worldwide Ltd., which was founded by a leader of Russia's largest organized crime group. Officials of Russia's prosecutor general's office and Britain's National Criminal Intelligence Service said at least five current or former members of Yeltsin's government, all of whom had access to the IMF money, are being investigated to determine their roles in laundering the money. According to the newspaper report, they include Yeltsin's daughter and adviser Tatyana Dyachenko, his former chief of staff and Finance Minister Anatoly Chubais and former Finance Minister Alexander Livshits. Senior officials of Russia's prosecutor general's office told USA Today that it was ``hard to believe'' that Yeltsin was not involved or at least not aware of what was taking place. Russian Finance Minister Mikhail Kasyanov said Wednesday that Russia had used every cent of IMF aid as agreed and all of it had been accounted for. Bank of New York has suspended two employees and is cooperating with law enforcement officials, but there have so far been no allegations of wrong-doing by the bank itself. The IMF has launched its own investigation into whether any funds it lent to Russia may have been misappropriated. But the director of the fund's department dealing with Russia, John Odling-Smee, defended its record in a letter to the Wall Street Journal Europe published Tuesday. ``The fact is that IMF loans have been used for legitimate government purposes, such as helping to finance the budget deficit,'' he said. ``They have been made in support of economic programs that addressed the basic problems of the economy.'' USA Today said at least six U.S. government agencies, including the FBI and the Treasury Department, are investigating the case, along with British officials. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Aug 26 19:26:06 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id TAA09059 for ; Thu, 26 Aug 1999 19:26:06 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02481; Thu, 26 Aug 99 14:52:31 -0400 Message-Id: <9908261852.AA02481@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 14:15:36 -0400 (EDT) From: Simon Hawkin To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Sergei Grigorievich Roman Status: RO Content-Length: 839 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi all, Sergei Grigorievich Roman, who was a teacher in Moscow schools 179, 345, 57, has died from a heart attack. He will be buried in Moscow on Saturday, August 28. He's been a teacher for many generations of high-school students. Please feel free to contact me for further information. Also, if you know people who knew him, please tell them. Words do not express this loss. Cema [cema@cs.umd.edu]

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 7 00:26:24 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id AAA05953 for ; Tue, 7 Sep 1999 00:26:23 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25279; Mon, 6 Sep 99 23:08:18 -0400 Message-Id: <9909070308.AA25279@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 17:13:21 -0400 (EDT) From: "Dmitry V. Gurevich" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for cardiologist in Moscow Status: O Content-Length: 555 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Could anyone recommend good cardiologist in Moscow? Please reply directly to dmitry@daz.med.upenn.edu -- Dmitry Gurevich From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 7 00:44:21 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id AAA06154 for ; Tue, 7 Sep 1999 00:44:18 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25259; Mon, 6 Sep 99 23:07:54 -0400 Message-Id: <9909070307.AA25259@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "KARINA GOODTZOVA" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for russians... Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 21:18:03 -0400 Status: O Content-Length: 814 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSS subscribers, I am looking for Russian-speaking people in Long Island, NY. My e-mail addresses are goodtzova@yahoo.com and karinagoodtzova@msn.com I am a MIFI (Moscow Physics-Engineering institute) graduate (year 1985) working now for small pharmaceutical company in Freeport, NY. -------------------------------------------- Karina KARINAGOODTZOVA@email.msn.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 7 00:58:56 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id AAA06252 for ; Tue, 7 Sep 1999 00:58:55 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25265; Mon, 6 Sep 99 23:07:58 -0400 Message-Id: <9909070307.AA25265@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Gene Kalmens To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Traveling to Russia with dual citizenship Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 13:23:45 -0500 Status: O Content-Length: 1173 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 wife and I are becoming American citizens soon. Next summer we plan to travel to Russia with an American passport. At the same time, we still have our expired USSR passports. We are told that the Russian consulate may refuse to give us a visa until we officially give up the Russian citizenship. These are speculations, and I would like to hear from somebody with a real experience. Can we say we are not citizens of Russia because the passport doesn't mention Russia, but USSR? How expensive is it to give up the Russian citizenship and how long does it take? What kind of problems should we expect in our situation? If you have a story, please email to me at gkalmens@quark-chicago.com. Thank you. Yevgeniy Kalmens. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 7 01:17:00 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id BAA06301 for ; Tue, 7 Sep 1999 01:17:00 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25271; Mon, 6 Sep 99 23:08:03 -0400 Message-Id: <9909070308.AA25271@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Maria Shkolnik" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Nuzhen sovet po emigratsionno-oftal'mologicheskomu voprosu Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 18:03:53 PDT Status: O Content-Length: 1315 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dobryj den', ochen' nuzhen sovet znauschih ludej. 1. Situatsija: roditeli, siduchi v Moskve, vyygrali greenkartu. Ja, siduchi v Amerike, mogu li na chto-nibud' rasschityvat' (vossoedinenie s sem'ej, roditeli podaut na menja dokumenty...) - vozmozhno li eto, i kak? prohodil li kto-to cherez podobnyju situatsiu? suschestvyjut li kakie-to lawery, kotorye mogut dat' kvalifitsirovannyj sovet imenno v etom zakovyristom voprose? 2. Znaet li kto-nibud' o kursah optometristov v gorode New Yorke, kotorye by pozvoljali poluchit' Litsenziu Optometrista v minimal'nye sroki (dlja glaznogo vracha s ogromnym stazhem). Est' li esche kakie-to spetsializatsii, kotorye za korotkij srok mozhet poluchit' vrach-oftal'molog iz Rossii (47 let, vremja terjat' nel'zja...)? Ogromnoe spasibo. Masha masha.chkolnik@russellresearch.com ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 7 01:31:04 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id BAA06334 for ; Tue, 7 Sep 1999 01:31:04 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25285; Mon, 6 Sep 99 23:08:25 -0400 Message-Id: <9909070308.AA25285@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 14:34:45 -0400 (EDT) From: Dmitry Kleinbock To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Yuli Kim is seriously ill and needs our help Status: O Content-Length: 2676 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 message came from a KSP related mailing list. "KSPUS" kspus@kspus.org The information is below and what is needed is rather obvious - donations. As usual, it would be a good idea if you ask the fund president or manager how much of this ear-marked money has been accumulated, and how it was spent, and report back to this group (this may help to stimulate further donations). Dmitry Kleinbock kleinboc@math.rutgers.edu ---------- Begin Forwarded Message ---------- Yuli Kim, one of the last living bards-"classics" is seriously ill. At the present time, he is receiving medical treatment in Israel where he had been caring for his wife who died of cancer a couple of months ago. The extent of his own illness was revealed only recently, after he underwent a serious surgery. Because Kim's prescribed treatment will last for at least six months during which he will be not be capable of supporting himself (composing, performing, etc.), he needs our help. The major problem is not the cost of medical care which is provided to him for free by the state of Israel. Rather, it's the cost of the appartment that Kim and his wife rented when they came to Israel hoping that she could be saved. Because of a continuing treatment, his return to Moscow (something Kim always planned) is out of question now, so he's stuck with the apartment which costs much more than he can afford right now. The money he gets from the government is enough only for food and basic needs. Close friends of Kim who know him well say that he will never admit to anybody that he needs help. So they started making collections with the modest goal of raising of about $5,000 which will pay for his rent for the next 6 monts thus temporarily freeing him at least from the financial worries. If you are willing to help, please send your checks to: The Gratitude Fund 535 west 110-th Street, Suite 6E, New York, NY 10025 Please indicate on your check: for Yuli Kim All donations are tax deductible. To learn more about "The Gratitude Fund" (non-profit organization) please go to: http://home.att.net/~y.fedorov/gfund-main.home.html Thanks for your support. ----------- End Forwarded Message ----------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 7 13:49:51 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id NAA08895 for ; Tue, 7 Sep 1999 13:49:47 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25352; Mon, 6 Sep 99 23:15:30 -0400 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25297; Mon, 6 Sep 99 23:09:41 -0400 Message-Id: <9909070309.AA25297@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu (Alexander Kaplan) Date: Mon, 6 Sep 99 23:09:40 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Shana Tova Status: O Content-Length: 1970 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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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 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuters, Thursday September 9 3:25 PM ET Moscow Blast Kills 23, Explosives Blamed By Andrei Shukshin MOSCOW (Reuters) - Security officials said Thursday a powerful explosive destroyed a Moscow apartment block overnight, killing at least 23 people in what the city's mayor charged was another attempt to terrorize Russia's capital. ``A large amount of either an industrially produced explosive or a mixture of explosive substances blasted at the Guryanov Street apartment block,'' a spokesman for the FSB domestic security service told Reuters, dismissing earlier suggestions that gas was to blame. He declined to say whether the explosive was part of a bomb or was stored in the block and detonated accidentally, but Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov later said the blast was in all probability a terrorist attack. The midnight explosion left a yawning hole in the middle of the nine-story riverside building, killing at least 23 people and burying more than 50 under the rubble. Rescue teams, hampered by thick smoke, held out little hope of finding more survivors. Luzhkov said the blast was most likely a ``terrorist act,'' possibly carried out by Islamic guerrillas. ``It is possible to say with a high degree of certainty that a terrorist act happened in Guryanov Street,'' the Interfax news agency quoted Luzhkov as saying from a grass lawn strewn with chunks of concrete and twisted metal rods some 200 yards away from the ruined building. The FSB, a successor body to the Soviet-era KGB, said it had gathered information from local residents and had sketched pictures of potential suspects. ``The possibility that anyone is still alive is close to zero because of the fire,'' an Emergencies Ministry official said. Fire fighters used hoses to douse ruins still smoldering some 20 hours after the blast, which damaged 15 nearby buildings leaving over 100 people homeless. The explosion in Moscow's southeastern suburbs is the second mystery blast in the capital in the last 10 days. On Aug. 31, a blast damaged a luxurious shopping mall in central Moscow next to the Kremlin, killing one and injuring dozens of people. No one has claimed responsibility for either explosion. Luzhkov said experts still had to determine the cause of the latest blast, but did not rule out the involvement of Islamic rebels fighting Russian rule in the southern region of Dagestan. The rebels have threatened to commit terrorist acts in Russia. Criminal underworld bomb attacks are also common in Moscow. The Emergencies Ministry, leading the rescue operation, said their teams had so far rescued 157 injured people, including 16 children. Seventy-three of those rescued were rushed to hospital, it said. At the scene, the body of a young woman in her underwear lay in the ruins. Rescuers gently placed the body of a baby on a stretcher. Workers clawed at twisted reinforced concrete. ``I was lying in bed when suddenly there was a great roar like thunder,'' said 79-year-old Yevgeny Khlebnikov, who lives nearby and was evacuated to a cinema. ``The clock flew off the wall, the lamp flew off the table. My son was in the next room and I heard him call out, 'Are you alive?''' Another man described how he had to climb from his balcony to a neighbor's to escape from the building because the explosion had destroyed most of his own apartment. Rescuers periodically shut down machinery and stood silently for five minutes to listen for sounds from survivors before starting the equipment up again. Sniffer dogs were also used. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Sep 9 21:34:25 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA26281 for ; Thu, 9 Sep 1999 21:34:24 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14413; Thu, 9 Sep 99 18:50:53 -0400 Message-Id: <9909092250.AA14413@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: Where in the world is ... Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 15:21:40 -0400 Status: RO Content-Length: 814 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 promised to my collegue to ask this 'Would you know any place named Biletch or Vilech presumably in Ukraine, Belorussia or Russia?' Send your replies directly to me. Thank you in advance, Greg Greg Mirsky Lucent Technologies Internetworking Systems Phone: (508)460-3355 x224 200 Nickerson Road Fax: (508)460-3332 Marlboro, MA 01752 e-mail: From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Sep 9 21:49:34 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA26363 for ; Thu, 9 Sep 1999 21:49:27 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14401; Thu, 9 Sep 99 18:50:43 -0400 Message-Id: <9909092250.AA14401@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Bolshakov, Alexei" To: "'info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu'" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Passport Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 11:33:18 -0500 Status: RO Content-Length: 1417 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 questions concerning the passport exchange in Russian Embassy in Washington. My wife's passport expired (she has a Green Card but no PMZh stamp in her passport); we went to Washington in April 99 and submitted all the documents. Since that time we have not heard anything from Russian Embassy and when we call them they just ask us to wait more. My questions are: 1) Does anybody know how long it may take to get that passport and is it 100% guaranteed, i.e. can they refuse it for some reason? 2) According to the instructions given to us in the Russian Embassy this passport will have to be stamped in Moscow, otherwise you can not leave Russia. Has anybody tried that, what kind of documents do they require in Moscow for that and how long does it take? 3) Assuming that this passport is going to have that stamp would my wife still have to get PMZh stamp to leave Russia? Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Alexei Bolshakov. alexe.bolshakov@inteq.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Sep 9 22:01:30 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id WAA26385 for ; Thu, 9 Sep 1999 22:01:19 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14419; Thu, 9 Sep 99 18:50:59 -0400 Message-Id: <9909092250.AA14419@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 2009 10:03:27 +0300 From: vadimp@@.dp.ua To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Green Card Status: RO Content-Length: 1554 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 Sir/Madam, I would like to ask You for help with information on applying for Green Card. I think that there are many people and organizations that suggest their help in applying for Green Card, but I still do not know what exactly I should do to apply for Green Card. Moreover, some people do "tricks" (they often take money and do nothing or even worse). Where and when should I send my application? Is it possible to do it via e-mail? I would like to ask You to reply as soon as You can. If there is anything that I can do for You, please let me know. Dear Sir/Madam, We would like to use Your service and help to apply for Green Card. We are 2 families and 3 single individuals who are interested in applying for Green Card. First, we would like to ask You to send us any free information on procedure, deadlines, etc. of application for Green Card. We do NOT have access to the Internet. Could You please either e-mail us this information to vadimp@at.dp.ua or send it by regular mail to Olexandra Pirozhenko Asrahanska, 13 320066 Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine Thank You in advance. Olexandra Pirozenko. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 10 00:37:54 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id AAA26829 for ; Fri, 10 Sep 1999 00:37:53 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14407; Thu, 9 Sep 99 18:50:47 -0400 Message-Id: <9909092250.AA14407@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 08:05:46 -0700 To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Vlad Shkurkin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Fwd: Yeltsin's Madness or Silent Coup? Status: RO Content-Length: 16727 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 George Shpak, CEO of the Sochi TV and media center, whom I have known for several years. The source of this analysis was not disclosed to me) Return-Path: From: "TVcenter" To: "vlad vlado" Subject: Yeltsin's Madness or Silent Coup? Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 13:42:15 +0400 Dear Vlad: It's just a small analysis about the present situation in Russia. ==================================================== The appointment of Vladimir Putin appears to be another of an endless round of random appointments by Boris Yeltsin. We think it is of greater, more lasting significance. Putin, a lifetime operative for the KGB, currently sits on top of Russia's intelligence apparatus. Unlike the other Yeltsin appointees, he has an institutional base with a distinct, sophisticated agenda. Given the converging crises inside of Russia and Yeltsin's inability to control the situation, we see the appointment of Putin as part of an attempt by the intelligence and defense communities to arrest and reverse the catastrophic slide of Russia into the abyss. Putin may or may not succeed. He has enormous opposition and problems. But his appointment is moving Russia to a different place. On August 9, 1999, Boris Yeltsin fired Sergei Stepashin, his prime minister of a few short months, and replaced him with Vladimir Putin, head of the renamed KGB (the FSB) and of the State Security Council. Putin is the latest of a string of prime ministers appointed by Yeltsin, none of whom lasted more than a few months. The obvious question is whether this latest firing and appointment has any real significance or whether, in the words of Yuri Luzhkov, Moscow's mayor and contender for national power, this represented the "continuous, nonstop absurdity of those in power." Or, as Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister and power broker put it: "It is hard to explain madness." There are two competing explanations for what is going on in Moscow. One is that, in the words of Macbeth, "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing." Yeltsin is an old, confused alcoholic, and nothing is happening but his random whims. Then there is the other explanation, which we subscribe to, that there is in fact meaning behind the political maneuverings: a struggle for the soul of Russia between two insufficiently defined factions, with a third, darker force waiting in the wings. This view is not in any way incompatible with the notion that Yeltsin is not in control of his faculties, although we very much doubt that this is true. Nor is it incompatible with the idea that there are many other more personal and private issues involved. History is rarely clear cut. Nevertheless, it is our view that the emergence of Vladimir Putin represents a breakpoint in recent Russian history and may well be a defining moment. Putin's appointment is not like the appointment of his predecessors. Putin is a different personality who comes directly from the intelligence community. He has his own bureaucratic power base, and that power base has its own agenda. We believe that agenda is increasingly divergent from Yeltsin's and his backers and followers. Indeed, it is our view that the appointment of Putin is not simply a new, random action by Yeltsin, as much as it is an attempt by the intelligence-defense community in Russia to gain control of a badly deteriorating situation. It is not clear to us, in fact, whether Yeltsin selected Putin or whether Putin was forced on Yeltsin. It is, of course, becoming increasingly difficult to figure out what is happening in the Kremlin. In the old days of communism, Kremlinologists, as they were called, worked with the merest scraps of information trying to figure out who was rising and falling in power. A politician missing from an official picture, a casual comment from an apparently drunken diplomat, the wording of a party proclamation - these were the bare indicators Kremlinologists worked with, trying to figure out who was in, who was out and why. It has not quite become that bad, but it has gone a long way in that direction. Over the past year or so, the Russian political system has been losing transparency. The constitutional arrangements have evolved in such a way that the Duma, for all its bellowing, ultimately rubber stamps Yeltsin's selections. Decisions on who rises and falls are announced by Yeltsin, but the fact is that a complex and extremely opaque political process has emerged behind the Russian presidency, involving a complex interplay of individuals, groups and social forces. We see the outcome of the struggles among these forces as officials rise and fall. We focus on Yeltsin since he is both the president and the announcer of the winners and losers. It can therefore appear that Yeltsin is simply and arbitrarily in control. We think this appearance is an optical illusion. Stepashin said in an interview a few days after he was fired that he thought that Yeltsin was forced to dismiss him, because he "refused to serve the interest of certain groups, which made them realize [he] wasn't pliable." He went on to say that Yeltsin was not alone in his office when he fired Stepashin, although he did not say who else was there. We are returning to the politics of conspiracy. The very difficulty of figuring out what is going on inside the Kremlin speaks volumes about the state of democracy in Russia. As we said, there are two factions competing for power inside the Kremlin, with another waiting outside the walls. The first faction, the faction that has dominated Russia since the fall of Gorbachev, is the Russia of the extreme reformists and Westernizers. Their intention was to transform Russia into a constitutional democracy with a functioning market economy. For them, the very existence of the Soviet Union was an encumbrance, forcing the more developed regions of Russia to stop and wait for the less developed ones. Intimately linked to Western academics and bankers, this revolutionary faction intended to transform Russia into a modern European state. The extreme reformists and Westernizers failed. Russia used to be poor but powerful. Today Russia is much poorer and much less powerful. At the heart of the reformist failure was Russia's new reformists. Money invested in Russia did not turn into capital. It did not generate more production, but was simply soaked up in consumption and corruption. In the face of Russia's resistance to effective structural change, the reformers turned into thieves. Vast amounts of Western investment and aid were stolen by leading reformers, moved out of Russia and invested in the West. The breathtaking extent of this thievery is only now being calculated with some precision, although the order of magnitude has been known for a long time. The second faction might be called Gorbachev's heirs, of whom Putin is a prime specimen. Putin has spent his career in the state security apparatus. He rose from a KGB field operative in Germany to the head of the renamed KGB. Contrary to the popular view of the KGB as mindlessly brutal, the KGB's cadre was probably the most educated, well-traveled and sophisticated social group in the old Soviet Union. By the very nature of their jobs, they were forced to confront the degree to which the Soviet Union was falling behind the West technologically and economically. As guarantors of the regime inside the Soviet Union, they knew better than anyone the levels of inefficiency, corruption and cynicism that had gripped the Soviet Union. Along with their counterparts in the upper reaches of the military, they understood how much trouble the Soviet Union was in long before Western experts got a sense of it. Gorbachev was very much their invention. Gorbachev's mission was to reform the Soviet Union, not dismantle it. He also understood that intellectual liberalization was necessary in order to increase economic efficiency. Finally, Gorbachev understood that Western investment and technology transfer were essential if the Soviet Union was to become competitive. It followed from this that the Cold War had to be ended if the West was to be induced to invest in the Soviet Union. Gorbachev tried to negotiate an armistice that would leave the Soviet Union in a position of equality with the West. What Gorbachev never intended happened. Relieving pressure on the system meant that the centrifugal forces within the Soviet Union took over, shredding it along many lines. Soviet institutions were torn apart. The Gorbachevites tacked with the wind, attaching themselves to various reform factions. The key thrust of the Gorbachevites - the radical reform of the economy and Soviet society - was also the position of Yeltsin and the reformers, albeit with a Russian focus and an even more radical bent. This was not intolerable to the Gorbachevites. The subordination of Russian national interests to the West followed even from Gorbachev's own strategy of detente in exchange for investment. Men like Putin could live within the dynamics of Yeltsin's Russia. Indeed, they would have disappeared invisibly into a reformed Russia had everything not gone disastrously wrong. In all of this, one institution remained relatively intact: the KGB, now renamed the FSB in a purely cosmetic shift. The FSB was genuinely committed to reform because of its obsession with national security. The same impulse toward national security caused the FSB to maintain its old internal and external infrastructure. The FSB did not dismantle the KGB's infrastructure. It put parts of it on hold, parts of it in the deep freeze and continued operating other parts of it. But all of the structure continued to exist. The KGB, as the leading reformist faction within the Soviet Union, collaborated comfortably with the new reformers, both in their legitimate and illegitimate activities. But in the final analysis, while they shared much with the reformers, they differed in one fundamental way: they were Soviet men. They believed, if not in the ideology of the Soviet Union, then in its imperial mission. Their tentacles ran throughout the former Soviet Union and into Eastern Europe as well. So long as reform held out the promise of a greater Russia, they were prepared to give their loyalty to the reformers. But there were limits. Three limits were hit within a short period of time: 1. Kosovo: When Kiriyenko was fired and replaced by Primakov, another KGB man, Stratfor was able to predict the Kosovo crisis. It was our view that Primakov would take Russia on a more assertive course in relation to the West, and as a result, the Serbs would be encouraged to take greater risks than they had before. When Primakov was overthrown in the middle of the war, Serbia's geopolitical position collapsed. Russia essentially abandoned Serbia under Chernomyrdin's and Stepashin's hands, forcing including the Pristina airport affair. Stepashin survived, but the sense of humiliation ran deep in both the military and the FSB. Most important, it was not clear that Russia was receiving anything of value in return for its services in Kosovo. 2. In the past few weeks, the crisis in the Caucasus has been coming unhinged. There was real fear of losing Dagestan. Giving up the Soviet Union was one thing. Allowing Russia itself to disintegrate was another. Stepashin clearly had no clear-cut idea about what to do with that crisis. Given Russia's economic problems, the inability to contain that crisis could have led to disintegration. 3. The West was about to find out just how much money had been stolen by Russian oligarchs under the reform regime. The revelation in the New York Times of the Bank of New York's role in money laundering in Russia was just the tip of the iceberg. The vast amounts of diverted money were now going to come to light. With that revelation, any hope of further investment, loans or aid to Russia had gone out the window. Paradoxically, the same people that the West liked to deal with, the reformers, were precisely the ones who would be shown to have been most deeply involved in the theft of the century. The justification for their presence - that men like Chernomyrdin were known and trusted by the West - was about to be turned on its head. The reformers were the last ones to be trusted by anyone. Putin, even more than Primakov, represents the return of the Gorbachevite - men interested in reform as a means to preservation of the state apparatus and the national interest. Putin struck quickly. The Swiss bank accounts of Berezovsky, a leading oligarch closely tied to Yeltsin, were frozen while criminal investigations moved forward. A massive military force was gathered around Dagestan, including air power. Significantly, Putin announced that these soldiers would be paid the same amount as troops in Kosovo: US$1,000 a month for privates, not the US$100 promised and frequently not paid. Russia began raising the specter of Russian troops not remaining under NATO command and instead collaborating with Serb forces in order to protect Kosovo Serbs from the KLA. Russia began building pressure on the Baltics. Russia condemned and threatened Latvia on human rights violations concerning Russian citizens in Latvia. Russia cut off energy supplies to Lithuania. On August 25, Boris Yeltsin will visit Beijing to hold a summit with Jiang Zemin. Topics to be discussed include military cooperation, Kosovo and other issues, according to ITAR-TASS. We remain more convinced than ever that an alliance between the two countries will eventually emerge. With Putin as prime minister we are further convinced of this fact, even though officially his portfolio only concerns domestic matters. The reason for our conviction is the third faction we alluded to earlier as the "darker force": Zhirinovsky and the Communists. The current situation in Russia is intolerable and cannot continue. The idea that somehow this will remain the permanent condition in Russia is absurd. Russia has its periodic flirtations with the West and Western culture and then invariably returns to its own course. The debate now is how far in the anti-Western direction Russia will swing. Putin represents a moderate anti-Western faction. He will assert the Russian national interest both within the former Soviet Union and globally. But he is a Gorbachevite. He understands the need for Western investment and technology. He will not simply impose blockade and conflict. But there are others outside the Kremlin walls who are far more anti-Western and are less interested in economic development. If Putin fails, the deluge nears. But Putin has strong cards. He owns the famous personal files on everyone. He knows where the money has gone, he knows who has taken it, and he even knows how to get some of it back. If Yeltsin decides to fire Putin, Putin may not be as willing to go as were Stepashin, Primakov or Kiriyenko. He has his own cards to play and they include some very high ones. He also has cards to play in the West. He remembers the old Soviet principle of linkage. If you threaten Cuba, we threaten Berlin. He is already orchestrating his Baltic card and his China card. But his best card is the money card. He knows where it went. Whether he tells or doesn't tell will effect individuals and countries. We can't be sure, of course, but Putin is a man who looks like he has staying power. A coup involves illegality. There was nothing illegal here. But we think something definitive has happened in Russia. Putin is not just another pretty face. The KGB is sitting in the prime minister's chair. To put it differently: having forced Primakov out of the chair, the shadow forces fighting the KGB in the Kremlin lost another round, and put the boss himself in charge. Yeltsin announced to anyone who would listen that he is healthy and doesn't need hospitalization. That may be true. But it isn't clear that he is still in charge. ==================================================== From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Sep 13 21:25:41 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA16032 for ; Mon, 13 Sep 1999 21:25:40 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18440; Mon, 13 Sep 99 18:35:06 -0400 Message-Id: <9909132235.AA18440@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, 13 Sep 99 18:17:55 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Second blast in Moscow Status: O Content-Length: 1873 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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, Sunday September 12 11:59 PM ET Blast Destroys Eight-Story Moscow Building MOSCOW (Reuters) - A blast ripped through an eight-story building in a southern Moscow suburb early Monday, the Emergencies Ministry said. NTV commercial television said at least 11 people had been killed in the explosion, which came four days after a similar blast described by Russian officials as a ``terrorist act'' killed 94 people. ``I can confirm there has been an explosion. It is too early to speak of casualties,'' an Emergencies Ministry spokesman told Reuters of Monday's blast. He added that the building was located on the busy Kashirskoye highway just south of central Moscow. Interfax news agency called the latest blast ``a new act of terrorism,'' adding that some 30 ambulances had rushed to the scene. Itar-Tass news agency said the building had been razed to the ground by the blast, which occurred at about 5 a.m. Moscow's Mayor Yuri Luzhkov said Sunday that last Thursday's explosion, which killed 94 people, injured more than 200 and destroyed a block of flats, was a deliberate terrorist act. Luzhkov, speaking live on NTV, accused separatists from Russia's breakaway Chechnya region of responsibility for Thursday's blast. Russia has been battling to crush a Chechen-led armed revolt in its southern region of Dagestan since early August. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Sep 13 21:44:46 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA16078 for ; Mon, 13 Sep 1999 21:44:45 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18434; Mon, 13 Sep 99 18:35:01 -0400 Message-Id: <9909132235.AA18434@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, 13 Sep 99 18:19:17 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 4260 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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The claim came as the Labour government ordered an investigation into what began as a tale of a communist granny and a Romeo policeman -- both unlikely Soviet agents -- and is turning into Britain's worst espionage scandal for a generation. ``There are thousands (of agents identified) but of course they extend around the world,'' Christopher Andrew, a Cambridge academic and co-author of ``The Mitrokhin Archive: the KGB in Europe and the West,'' told Reuters. ``Absolutely nobody who spied for the Soviet Union in any part of the world between the Bolshevik revolution in 1917 and the mid-1980s can be certain that his or her secrets are safe.'' The book, which is being serialized in the Times of London newspaper, constitutes Britain's biggest security lapse for decades. And while the evidence, which was gathered by a lone KGB dissident, has thus far centered on Britain, Andrew made it clear the implications would reverberate worldwide. ``The FBI says that it's the single most important and comprehensive intelligence source ever obtained by any individual,'' Andrew said in an interview. The dissident, Vasili Mitrokhin, had access to all the files in KGB foreign intelligence and squirreled away data for 12 long years before smuggling it out of Moscow in 1992, he said. ``That has current as well as historical consequences because the only way that you keep the loyalty of your current agents and the only way you can make a pitch for new ones is if people believe that you can keep their secrets,'' said Andrew. He said the number of spies to be unmasked in Britain was ''well into double figures'' and numbered two former Labour members of parliament, Tom Driberg and Raymond Fletcher, both now dead. Driberg, a homosexual, was recruited in 1956 in a public toilet in Moscow, he said, showing that truth in the world of spies is often stranger than fiction. Indeed, the entire scandal read like a second-rate spy novel, with agents trained in love-making by Russian beauties and booby-trapped sabotage kits hidden in Swiss fields. ``Home Secretary Jack Straw has asked...for a report on these revelations,'' a spokesman for the Home Office (interior ministry) said. Prime Minister Tony Blair's office said Straw would make a statement Monday. It said Blair knew nothing of the scandal until the revelations appeared in the Times. Britain has not seen such a spy scandal since the unmasking of a Cambridge spy ring, dubbed the Magnificent Five by the KGB, a generation ago. So far the revelations have focused on two agents: a crooked policeman and an ideological great grandmother. John Symonds -- a former officer in Scotland Yard's porn squad -- was alleged to have worked for the KGB for more than 10 years and slept with employees of British embassies to extract secrets. ``I was taught how to be a better lover,'' Symonds told BBC television. ``I was taught by two extremely beautiful girls.'' His unmasking followed that of 87-year-old Melita Norwood, who passed atomic secrets to Moscow for more than 40 years, helping to give Moscow a vital edge in the arms race. Norwood's daughter, Anita Ferguson, was astounded to learn of her mother's secret past, but said she couldn't blame her. ``It seems out of character really. As she says herself, she doesn't really approve of spying but her views are very strong and she was able to do it,'' Ferguson said. ``She is as she is. And in many ways she's a good person.'' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Sep 13 22:21:26 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id WAA16225 for ; Mon, 13 Sep 1999 22:21:25 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18446; Mon, 13 Sep 99 18:35:11 -0400 Message-Id: <9909132235.AA18446@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, 13 Sep 99 15:53:44 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Boris Katz Subject: INFO-RUSS: Stratfor, Inc.: Checkmate Nears for Yeltsin Status: O Content-Length: 8332 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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, folks, This is a report from STRATFOR Inc. Publications (the same source as for the previously broadcated here report "Yeltsin's Madness or Silent Coup?"). The STRATFOR address can be found at the bottom of this posting. Best, Boris ------------------------------------------ STRATFOR.COM Global Intelligence Update September 10, 1999 Checkmate Nears for Yeltsin Summary: Russian President Boris Yeltsin has now been directly implicated in one of several corruption scandals currently engulfing the Kremlin. Despite rumors, Yeltsin is unlikely to resign from office over the scandals, retaining presidential immunity. This immunity will soon evaporate, however, with presidential elections scheduled for next May, leaving him three choices - flee the country, choose a sympathetic successor, or declare a state of emergency, canceling the elections. The latter would provide the ultimate justification - in Russia and abroad - for his removal and the purge of his allies. Analysis: Amid a storm of scandals engulfing his administration, Russian President Boris Yeltsin has long been suspected of being personally involved in illegal activity. His presumably biased Russian political foes have accused Yeltsin of wrongdoing, leaving rumors to float freely in international circles. But now, according to the September 8 edition of the Washington Post, Swiss investigators have directly linked Yeltsin to one of the burgeoning number of Russian corruption scandals - to the tune of $1 million. The Post cited law enforcement authorities investigating the Mabetex scandal as alleging the Swiss construction firm provided credit cards for Yeltsin and his two daughters, backed up by $1 million deposited in a Hungarian bank account. Yeltsin himself reportedly denied the allegations during a September 8 telephone conversation with U.S. President Bill Clinton. For the time being, the alleged bribe is less important than the fact that Yeltsin has been unambiguously linked to the scandal. Already most of the group of close Yeltsin advisors, senior administration members and supporters collectively known as the "Family" are under investigation for alleged involvement in one or more of the major scandals now facing the Kremlin [ http://www.stratfor.com/SERVICES/GIU/090299.ASP ]. These include allegedly laundering billions of dollars - some possibly from IMF loans - through New York banks, using IMF funds for international currency market speculations, skimming profits from the state airline Aeroflot, and accepting bribes from Mabetex. The Russian officials, their family members and friends under investigation now number nearly 800. Moreover, investigators are reportedly uncovering links between the scandals, effectively painting the whole Yeltsin administration as one boundless kleptocracy. With Yeltsin himself under investigation, the question immediately rises, will he remain in office for the duration of his term and if so, what then? Yeltsin has a few options - none of them good. He is unlikely to step down before the end of his term. Under the Russian constitution Yeltsin is immune from prosecution as long as he remains in office. In addition, retaining the presidency keeps levers at his disposal with which he can interfere in the investigations. He has already apparently used those levers, attempting to dismiss Prosecutor General Yuri Skuratov and "reassigning" investigator Georgy Chuglazov just before he was to travel to Switzerland to review evidence in the Mabetex case. The Duma could attempt to impeach Yeltsin, but the Duma's previous failed attempt took 10 months from initial discussion to final vote. With Duma elections slated for December and presidential elections scheduled for next May, there is little time for formal proceedings. Assuming Yeltsin has no desire or intention to submit himself for prosecution, he has three options before next year's presidential election. He can flee the country - a risk with no guarantees, considering the Russian security services. The security apparatus is apparently fueling these scandals and would no doubt be watching for such a move. Alternately, he could attempt to affect the election of a sympathetic successor who might theoretically protect him once his immunity ends. Yeltsin's ability to pick his successor, however, has been eroded by Russia's dismal economic situation and the snowballing scandals. Public support from Yeltsin is generally considered to be a political kiss of death. Moreover, he will be tempted to try to cast the blame on others in order to shake off the scandals and regain the ability to influence the vote in his favor. He will most likely point to the Family itself. Kremlin property manager Pavel Borodin is a leading suspect in the Mabetex scandal, and thus a possible target for redirected recrimination. Presidential Chief of Staff Alexander Voloshin is another potential scapegoat, with rumors already floating in Russia that he is due to lose his job. The problem with this strategy is the possibility of Family members striking back, especially if they feel taking the blame is more than a mere formality. When oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky began to take heat for the Bank of New York money laundering allegations, he quickly suggested that the money transfers could have been an attempt by Russian leaders to save their personal fortunes in advance of economic collapse. This allegation fed a new investigation of some 780 Russian officials - including Anatoly Chubais - for possible illegal insider trading of government securities. Unable to flee or to ensure his security through a loyal successor, Yeltsin is left only with "extra-constitutional" measures with which to attempt to save himself. His political foes have already warned that Yeltsin could attempt to use the conflict in Dagestan or bombings in Moscow as justification for declaring a state of emergency and indefinitely postponing the December Duma and/or the May presidential elections. This may be just what those in the security apparatus have in mind. Rather than take extra-constitutional steps of their own against Yeltsin, they may simply let him bring himself and his allies down. In the short term, Yeltsin and the Family are consumed with the allegations, unable to do much beyond look to their own survival. This hands control of domestic issues to those in the administration outside Yeltsin's inner circle and untainted by the scandals, notably Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Igor Sergeyev and Interior Minister Vladimir Rushailo. Additionally, Yeltsin's foes can only benefit by letting the Family publicly feed on itself. Not only are the scandals fully discrediting Yeltsin and the Family, but also Yeltsin's allies in the West, who for their own reasons are downplaying the allegations. The West is being accused of contributing to and benefiting from the Yeltsin regime's corruption, while simultaneously abandoning him and attempting to demean Russia by spreading allegations of corruption. What has emerged is a picture of a duplicitous West and its thieving cronies in the Kremlin. Yeltsin is unable to protect himself constitutionally past the presidential elections next May. His few interim options are self destructive, further discrediting the Family and his Western allies. All that remains, short of fleeing in the night or surrendering to prosecution, is to cancel the elections. This attempt to circumvent the constitution would provide the final justification - in Russia and abroad - for whatever steps are subsequently taken to remove Yeltsin from office. Checkmate. __________________________________________________ STRATFOR.COM 504 Lavaca, Suite 1100 Austin, TX 78701 Phone: 512-583-5000 Fax: 512-583-5025 Internet: http://www.stratfor.com/ Email: info@stratfor.com ___________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 14 15:30:35 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id PAA04385 for ; Tue, 14 Sep 1999 15:30:35 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04449; Tue, 14 Sep 99 15:17:48 -0400 Message-Id: <9909141917.AA04449@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 14:26:42 +0200 From: Alla Bulashevska To: "info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Kvartiry v Israile dlja gostej Status: O Content-Length: 645 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Zhdu otveta, Alla Bulashevska e-mail:bulashev@lion-ag.de From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Sep 14 15:49:06 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id PAA04741 for ; Tue, 14 Sep 1999 15:49:06 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA04455; Tue, 14 Sep 99 15:17:54 -0400 Message-Id: <9909141917.AA04455@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: Employment authorization in USA Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 08:19:36 PDT Status: O Content-Length: 895 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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! Does anyone have experience in receiving an employment authorization from INS? Is it like an interview with some question asked or you just have to come in person and bring your documents, and INS would give the authorization with no question asked? By the way is it going to be a problem if russian passport is expired? I would be grateful for any information. Greg g_elbert@hotmail.com ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 15 21:32:38 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA20521 for ; Wed, 15 Sep 1999 21:32:35 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23861; Wed, 15 Sep 99 18:31:59 -0400 Date: Wed, 15 Sep T 09:39:36 -0400 Message-Id: <9909152231.AA23861@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: amhvid@irex.org To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Anne Marie Hvid Subject: INFO-RUSS: GRANTS FOR US SCHOLARS Status: RO Content-Length: 4363 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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With funding from the United States Department of State (Title VIII Program and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs), The Carnegie Corporation of New York, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Starr Foundation, The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., and its own Scholar Support Fund, IREX supports the following programs: INDIVIDUAL ADVANCED RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES Grants of two to twelve months for US scholars conducting research at institutions in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The program provides key on-site, long-term research opportunities for both doctoral candidates and senior scholars who contribute to the body of knowledge on these regions for the benefit of the academic and policy communities. Deadline: November 1, 1999 FULBRIGHT SENIOR SCHOLAR PROGRAM Beginning in fall 1999, IREX will be cooperating with the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to provide in-country orientation and assistance for US Fulbright senior scholars in the countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, and Uzbekistan. For more information on the program and to obtain an application, visit the CIES website at . MONGOLIA RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM Fellowships for US specialists, doctoral candidates, and senior scholars to conduct advanced social sciences and humanities research in Mongolia for periods of one to four months. Deadline: December 15, 1999 MONGOLIAN LANGUAGE TRAINING PROGRAM Grants for US students with a developing interest in Mongolia to take part in a twelve-week intensive summer language training program in Ulaanbaatar. Deadline: January 14, 2000 RUSSIAN-US YOUNG LEADERSHIP FELLOWS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAM One-year exchange fellowships for non-degree, graduate-level academic programs in the field of Russian area studies, including course work in conflict resolution, economics, government studies, history, international relations, and political science at universities throughout the Russian Federation. The program also includes a community service component and a professional internship. Deadline: November 30, 1999 SHORT TERM TRAVEL GRANTS Grants for scholarly projects focusing on Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Support is available for visits of up to two months for individuals who do not require administrative support from IREX. These projects should demonstrate academic merit and relevance and contribute to the body of knowledge on these regions through the dissemination of research results. 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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Sep 15 22:15:13 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id WAA20623 for ; Wed, 15 Sep 1999 22:15:12 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA23855; Wed, 15 Sep 99 18:31:54 -0400 Message-Id: <9909152231.AA23855@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: Wed, 15 Sep 99 18:27:00 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: The Most Dangerous Mobster Status: RO Content-Length: 17331 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 Village Voice" May 20 - 26, 1998 by Robert i. Friedman http://www.villagevoice.com/features/9821/friedman.shtml The Most Dangerous Mobster in the World According to the FBI and Israeli Intelligence, Semion Mogilevich Rules Over an Arms-Trafficking, Money-Laundering, Drug-Running, and Art-Smuggling 'Red Mafia' In two posh villas outside the small town of Ricany, near Prague, one of the most dreaded mob families in the world savagely murders its terrified victims. The mob's young enforcers, trained by veterans of the Afghanistan war, are infamous for their extreme brutality. Their quarry, usually businessmen who have balked at extortion demands, are repeatedly stabbed and tortured, then mutilated before they are butchered. The carnage is so hideous that it has scared the daylights out of competing crime groups in the area. The torture chambers are run by what international police officials call the Red Mafia, a notorious Russian mob family that in only six years has become a nefarious global crime cartel. Based in Budapest, it haskey centers in New York, Pennsylvania, Southern California, and as far away as New Zealand. The enigmatic leader of the Red Mafia is a 52-year-old Ukrainian-born Jew named Semion Mogilevich. He is a shadowy figure known as the ''Brainy Don''--he holds an economics degree from the University of Lvov--and until now, he has never been exposed by the media. But the Voice has obtained hundreds of pages of classified FBI and Israeli intelligence documents from August 1996, and these documents--as well as recent interviews with a key criminal associate and with dozens of law enforcement sources here and abroad--describe him as someone who has become a grave threat to the stability of Israel and Eastern Europe. ''He's the most powerful mobster in the world,'' crows Monya Elson, who is listed in classified documents as one of Mogilevich's closest associates and partners in prostitution and money laundering rings. The Brighton Beach≠based Elson, who once led a pack of thugs and killers known as Monya's Brigada, is currently in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan awaiting trial for three murders and numerous extortions. In July 1993,after Elson was grievously wounded by rival mobsters in a bloody shoot-out outside his Brooklyn apartment building, Mogilevich spirited him out of the country. Mogilevich then set up his Russian Jewish refugee friend in an alleged massive money-laundering scheme in Fano, Italy, where he was eventually arrested and extradited back to America. Elson, an integral part of the Red Mafia, had been one of the most feared mobsters in Brighton Beach, ground zero for Russian organized crime in America, which has exploded here following perestroika. ''If I tell on Mogilevich, Interpol will give me $20 million,'' boasted Elson. ''I lived with him. I'm his partner, don't forget. We are very, very close friends. I don't mean close, I mean very, very close. He's my best friend.'' Nevertheless, after extensive interviews over the course of the last six months, Elson ultimately confirmed some of the details about Mogilevich contained in the classified FBI and Israeli documents. Allegations of Mogilevich's devilish array of criminal activities are extensively detailed in the reports:The FBI and Israeli intelligence assert that he traffics in nuclear materials, drugs, prostitutes, precious gems, and stolen art. His contract hit squads operate in the U.S. and Europe. He controls everything that goes in and out of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport, a ''smugglers' paradise,'' says Elson. Mogilevich bought a bankrupt airline in a former Central Asian Soviet republic for millions of dollars in cash so he could haul heroin out of the Golden Triangle. Most worrisome to U.S. authorities is Mogilevich's apparently legal purchase of virtually the entire Hungarian armaments industry, jeopardizing regional security, NATO, and the war against terrorism. In one typical criminal deal, Mogilevich and two Moscow-based gangsters sold $20 million worth of pilfered Warsaw Pact weapons from East Germany, including ground-to-air missiles and 12 armored troop carriers, according to the classified Israeli and FBI documents. The buyer was Iran, says a top-level U.S. Customs official who requested anonymity. In another deal, an FBI informant told the bureau that one of Mogilevich's chief lieutenants in Los Angeles met two Russians from New York City with Genovese crime family ties to broker a scheme to dump American toxic waste in Russia. Mogilevich's man from L.A. said the Red Mafia would dispose of the toxic waste in the Chernobyl region, ''probably through payoffs to the decontamination authorities there,'' says a classified FBI report. Mogilevich is particularly intrigued by art fraud. In early 1993, he reached an agreement with the leaders of the powerful Solntsevskaya crime family in Moscow to invest huge sums of money in a joint venture: acquiring a jewelry business in Moscow and Budapest. The business, according to classified FBI documents, was to serve as a front for the acquisition of jewelry, antiques, and art, which the Solntsevskaya mob had stolen from churches and museums in Russia, including the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. The gangsters also robbed the homes of art collectors and even broke into synagogues in Germany and Eastern Europe to steal rare religious books and Torahs. Mogilevich's operation, again in collusion with the Solntsevskaya mob, also purchased a large jewelry factory in Budapest. Russian antiques, such as Faberge eggs, are sent to Budapest for ''restoration.'' Mogilevich's men ship the genuine Faberge eggs to an unwitting Sotheby's auction house in London for sale, then send fake Faberge eggs as well as other ''restored'' objects back to Moscow. Mogilevich's early years are murky. Soviet authorities first learned of his criminal activities in the 1970s, when he was a member of the Liubertskaya crime group that operated in the Moscow suburb of the same name. He was involved in petty thefts and counterfeiting. But Mogilevich made his first millions fleecing fellow Jews. In the mid 1980s, when tens of thousands of Jewish refugees were hurriedly immigrating to Israel and America, Mogilevich made deals to buy their assets--rubles, furniture, and art--cheaply, promising to exchange the goods for fair market value and send refugees the proceeds in ''hard'' currency. Instead, he sold their valuables and pocketed the considerable profits. In the 1980s, he established a petroleum import-export company, Arbat International, and registered it in Alderney, one of the Channel Islands, which is known to be a tax haven. One of his partners--with a quarter share of the company--was Vyacheslav Ivankov, the legendary Russian criminal who in March 1992 became Godfather of the Russian mob in America. Ivankov was convicted in 1996 of extorting two Russian-born Wall Street stockbrokers. He now resides in Raybrook, a Federal prison in upstate New York. In early 1990, Mogilevich fled Moscow, as did many other dons, to avoid the gangland wars that were then roiling the capital. Mogilevich and his top henchmen settled in Israel, where they received Israeli citizenship. He ''succeeded in building a bridgehead in Israel'' and ''developing significant and influential [political] ties,'' says an Israeli intelligence report. Mogilevich is married to a Hungarian national, Katalin Papp. That marriage allowed him to legally emigrate to Budapest, Hungary, in 1991, where he began to build the foundations of his global criminal empire. He bought a string of nightclubs in Prague, Riga, and Kiev--called the ''Black and White Clubs''--that has become one of the world's foremost centers of prostitution. Monya Elson is a partner in the clubs, according to his own admission and classified FBI documents. The Black and White Club in Budapest became the hub of Mogilevich's operations. He quickly built a highly structured criminal organization, in the mode of a traditional American mafia family. Indeed, many of the organization's 250 members are his relatives. To the consternation of international law enforcement officials, Mogilevich began to legally purchase much of Hungary's arms industry. The legitimate companies he bought include: * Magnex 2000: a giant magnet manufacturer. * Digep General Machine Works: an artillery shell, mortar, and fire equipment manufacturer, which was financed by a $3.8 million loan from the London branch of Banque Francaise De L'orean. * Army Co-op: a mortar and anti-aircraft gun factory. Army Co-op was established in 1991 by two Hungarian nationals, both in the local arms industry, who were looking for a partner. Mogilevich has bought 95 per cent of Army Co-op through another Channel Island holding company, Arigon, Ltd., and also deals extensively with the Ukraine, selling oil products to the Ukrainian railway administration. These transactions enabled the Mogilevich organization to become a direct owner of the Hungarian armaments industry. In 1994, he purchased a license enabling him to buy and sell weapons. Now a legitimate armaments manufacturer, one of his companies participated in at least one arms exhibition in the U.S., where it displayed mortars modified by Israel. Like mob bosses everywhere, Mogilevich couldn't sustain his empire without the help of corrupt police and politicians. There is one documented example of a criminal associate of Mogilevich mingling with American politicians. In March 1994, Vahtang Ubiriya, one of Mogilevich's top lieutenants, was photographed by the FBI at a tony Republican Party fundraiser in Dallas, says an FBI report. Ubiriya, a high-ranking official in the Ukrainian railway administration, has a prior conviction for bribery in the Ukraine. In Europe and Russia, the ''corruption of police and public officials has been part of the Semion Mogilevich Organization's modus operandi,'' says a classified FBI document. ''The corruptive influence of the Mogilevich organization apparently extends to the Russian security system. During 1995, two colonels from Department of the Russian Presidential Security Service . . . traveled to Hungary under commercial cover to meet with Mogilevich . . . seeking information for use in the Russian political campaign.'' An Israeli associate of Mogilevich met with the two colonels and provided intelligence. Mogilevich also paid off a Russian judge to secure Vyacheslav Ivankov's early release from a Siberian prison, where he was doing hard time for robbery and torture, according to U.S. court records and classified FBI documents. On April 28, the German national television network ZDF reported that the BND (the German intelligence agency) had entered into a secret contract with Mogilevich to provide information on the Russian mob. The charges were made by several sources, including Pierre Delilez, a highly regarded Belgium police investigator who specializes in Russian Organized Crime. Because of this deal with the BND, police in Belgium, Germany, and Austria have complained that it is now impossible to investigate the ''Brainy Don.'' If the television report is accurate, one possible motive for BND's deal, says a U.S. law enforcement expert on the Russian mob, is that the Germans recently ''pulled their people out of Moscow because they didn't like the level of cooperation they were getting from the Russian authorities on the Russian mob.'' Gangsters, said this source, often talk to intelligence agencies about their rivals. Mogilevich's main activity in the U.S. appears to be money laundering, says a classified FBI report. He has set up companies in Los Angeles--FNJ Trade Management--and Newton, Pennsylvania--YBM Magnex International--as well as dozens of shell companies, which have received more than $30 million from Arigon, Ltd., the center of Mogilevich's financial operations. Last Friday, U.S. Attorney Robert Courtney, head of the organized-crime strike force, led a a joint FBI, IRS, INS, and Customs raid of YBM's offices in Newton. Cartons of documents were seized, with Canadian and U.S. police citing the company's alleged ties to Russian organized crime. YBM is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and two days before Friday's raid, trading in its stock was suspended by Canadian authorities. The president and CEO of YBM is Jacob Bogatin, a professor of physical metallurgy. In May 1996, he contacted the FBI in Philadelphia to find out why the INS had denied visas to YBM employees arriving from Hungary and the Ukraine. When he was rebuffed, he had intermediaries step forward and pester the FBI. The State Department has banned Mogilevich himself from obtaining a U.S. visa because he's on the department's watch list of international organized-crime figures. Nevertheless, he has surreptitiously entered America under aliases and on visitor visas issued in Tel Aviv to visit Elson and Ivankov. Bogatin admitted during a telephone interview that Mogilevich owns his company. When asked if he knew that numerous law enforcement agencies here and abroad considered Mogilevich to be a leader of one of the most ruthless organized-crime families in recent times, Bogatin replied, ''We have an investors relations guy. You want to talk with him about this stuff.'' He added that he had read allegations in the Eastern European press that his boss was a Mafia don, but didn't believe them. YBM vehemently denies that it is connected to Russian organized crime or has engaged in any criminal activities. Bogatin is no stranger to the mob, however. His brother, David, a top Russian crime figure who once served in North Vietnam for the Soviets in an anti-aircraft unit, is now serving an eight-year term in a New York State prison for a multimillion-dollar gasoline tax fraud scheme. Just prior to trial, he had jumped bail, fleeing to Poland. There he set up the first commercial banks, which moved vast sums of money controlled by Russian wiseguys. (This after handing over his mortgages for five pricey Trump Tower apartments to a Genovese associate. The mortgages were liquidated and the funds were moved through a mafia-controlled bank in Chelsea.) Eventually he was caught and returned to the U.S. In the meantime, he lived like royalty in a five-star Viennese hotel, surrounded by a praetorian guard of 125 Polish parachutists, some of them bedecked in shiny gold uniforms. Mogilevich has not refrained from associating with known killers in America, prime among them Elson and Ivankov. A confidential informant told the FBI that Vladimir Berkovich, an L.A. resident, is a chief lieutenant in Mogilevich's organization and has arranged contract killings here, supplying the weapons and spiriting the killers out of the country. The visas, says the report, were obtained through the Palm Terrace restaurant, a watering hole for Russian gangsters, which Berkovich owns. Berkovich told the Voice that he is aware of the government's charges, and that they are ''total bullshit.'' Although he has no criminal record in the U.S., Berkovich's son, Oleg, was convicted in Los Angeles of solicitation to commit murder on October 11, 1989. He was sentenced to four years. Oleg's business card identified his employer as Magnex, Ltd., a company owned by Mogilevich in Budapest. Oleg was recently arrested in Hungary on unspecified charges but was released. Oleg's uncle, the colorful Lazar Berkovich, whose last known address was New York City, arrived in the Big Apple after having survived a shootout with Italian gangsters, says his brother Vladimir. The FBI report claims that Lazar was head of Russian criminal activities in Italy prior to his coming to America to recuperate from his wounds, though Vladimir Bercovich denies that Lazar was ever connected to the Russian mob. Israeli and U.S. law enforcement sources agree that the Red Mafia, though in existence for a mere six years, has become one of the most formidable Russian organized-crime families in the world. Strongest in the Ukraine, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and the U.S., Mogilevich has increased his strength by forging ties with other powerful Russian mob groups as well as with the Italian Camorra. His reported ties to the German BND and ex≠police officers in Hungary keep him informed of police efforts to penetrate his organization. ''He also ingratiates himself with the police by providing information on other [Russian crime] groups' activities, thus appearing to be a cooperative good citizen,'' says a classfied FBI report. This, along with his strong leadership qualities, his acute financial skills, his talented and highly educated associates, and his use of cutting-edge technology, has so far made the ''Brainy Don'' impervious to prosecution. ============================================================== From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 17 16:28:20 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id QAA03164 for ; Fri, 17 Sep 1999 16:28:20 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA25261; Fri, 17 Sep 99 12:32:28 -0400 Message-Id: <9909171632.AA25261@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, 17 Sep 99 12:26:07 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: the bombing goes on Status: O Content-Length: 4806 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1200+ subscribers). 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No one claimed responsibility for the blast in the southern town of Volgodonsk, which left a huge crater filled with murky water and ripped the facade off a nine-story block that was home to more than 400 people. Dozens of people were injured. Russian officials suspect this and earlier attacks were carried out by Chechen separatists fighting Russian forces in the southern Dagestan region. Chechnya denies involvement. For their part, the Kremlin and the domestic intelligence agency (FSB) denied reports that security forces themselves might be to blame for explosions in which nearly 300 have died. ``Here we are up against obvious wickedness,'' Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Yakushkin said in a statement on the reports. The FSB said the media reports, including one in the daily Moskovsky Komsomolyets which said the aim was to provoke a state of emergency and cancel elections, were lies. Putin chaired a meeting of senior security officials and outlined government plans to tighten security at key industrial, transport and other sites, to step up checks of citizens' documents and increase policing of residential areas. Earlier he told his cabinet to work harder. ``I urge you not to dither or panic but to grit your teeth,'' he told the cabinet after meeting President Boris Yeltsin. ``I'm calling on you to be more disciplined and vigilant, in deeds not words.'' FSB spokesman Alexander Zdanovich said the latest blast was being treated as a ``terrorist act,'' like the others. An Emergencies Ministry spokesman said 17 people had been killed in the explosion, two of them children. Sixty-nine people were taken to hospital, 20 of them seriously injured. NEW SCENES OF DESTRUCTION ON RUSSIAN TV Television pictures from Volgodonsk, 750 miles south of Moscow, showed rescuers scrambling over rubble to retrieve mangled bodies on improvised blanket stretchers. A set of bathroom scales lay among the ruins and a radiator hung precariously from one flat. The facade was missing from a large section of the prefabricated building. Volgodonsk was founded for workers building a Stalin-era hydro-electric plant and dam. It later grew to a town of 180,000 after a factory opened to build nuclear equipment. An unfinished atomic station stands eight miles from the blast site. Officials told Reuters the nearby dam was well guarded. Moscow has been hit by two devastating bombs, one Monday that killed 118 people and the other a week ago that killed 94. A bomb in Buynaksk in Dagestan killed 64 on September 4. A woman died after a smaller Moscow explosion on August 31. Dmitry Nevzorov, regional interior ministry spokesman speaking from Rostov-on-Don, which is not far from Volgodonsk, said the apartment block had been checked Wednesday as part of a nationwide security operation dubbed ``Operation Whirlwind.'' It was not clear why Volgodonsk was chosen as a target. But Monday Russian journalist Vyacheslav Izmailov said a Chechen-led band composed mainly of ethnic Slavs had been formed and sent to Moscow, St Petersburg, Dagestan and Rostov. Yeltsin ordered ``Operation Whirlwind'' across Russia following the earlier attacks, which spread near-panic through the population, particularly in Moscow. He said Russia had the will and means to eradicate terrorism. But Boris Berezovsky, an influential businessman, took a different view at a news conference denying he had had dealings with Chechen officials. He said the bombings would go on. ``The Rubicon has been crossed,'' RIA news agency quoted him as saying. ``The fighters have nothing to lose and we have nothing to oppose them with.'' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Sep 17 21:30:10 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA05006 for ; Fri, 17 Sep 1999 21:30:07 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26560; Fri, 17 Sep 99 18:37:25 -0400 Message-Id: <9909172237.AA26560@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 15:27:23 -0400 From: Yuri Knizhnik To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: [Fwd: Urgent Medical Help needed!] Status: O Content-Length: 1670 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Regards, Nonna Vaysman - Slootsker Southfield Solution Center , Detroit, MI Phone: (248) 262-2107 E-mail: NONNA.VAYSMAN@EDS.COM From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Sep 20 15:38:59 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id PAA17035 for ; Mon, 20 Sep 1999 15:38:46 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13710; Mon, 20 Sep 99 12:53:34 -0400 Message-Id: <9909201653.AA13710@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 12:31:20 -0700 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Shmaryu Shvartsman Subject: INFO-RUSS: Looking for Phillip Shapiro Status: O Content-Length: 747 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Shmaryu Shvartsman sms25@po.cwru.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Sep 20 16:07:52 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id QAA17145 for ; Mon, 20 Sep 1999 16:07:51 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA13716; Mon, 20 Sep 99 12:53:40 -0400 Message-Id: <9909201653.AA13716@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 03:20:42 +0400 (MSD) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Zatmenie 1999 (Moskva segodn'a) Status: O Content-Length: 8946 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Zatmenie 1999 Na moem pod'ezde -- rossyp' listkov, vyletevshix ix sten moskovskoj merii. Odin priglashaet zhitelej moego doma nemedlenno vybrat' organizatorov Dobrovol'nyx druzhin bditel'nosti "iz chisla byvshix voennyx". Drugoj (pojavivshijsja odnovremenno s pervym) uzhe vyzyvaet svezhevybrannyx "orgov" na soveschanie v prefekturu. Oba vpolne smotrelis' by na doske ob'javlenij partkoma ZhEKa sovetskix vremen. Inache vygljadit tret'e: "Licam, zaregistrirovannym [=propisannym] v Moskve vremenno, nadlezhit v techenie 48 chasov ([kursiv]do 18 sentjabrja) projti povtornuju registraciju. Ne javivshimsja na pereregistraciju v ukazannyj srok budet otkazano v razreshenii na zhitel'stvo v g.Moskve". Po moej otnositel'noj molodosti u menja voznikajut tol'ko literaturno-istoricheskie associacii -- chto-to iz "Bab'ego Jara", "zhidam goroda Kieva nadlezhit javit'sja..." Chto proisxodit za obsharpannymi zheleznymi dverjami otdelenij milicii -- ne znaet nikto. "Nacht und Nebel". Govorjat, chto vsex javivshixsja daktiloskopirujut (ob etom upomjanul Luzhkov v odnom iz vystuplenij na ruinax doma na Kashirke). Govorjat (sami milicionery), chto vsex chereschur zakonoposlushnyx chechencev, oprometchivo javivshixsja po ob'javleniju, zaderzhivajut i vysylajut na osnovanii rasporjazhenija mera ot 13 sentjabrja (nigde ne opublikovannogo -- prichem press-sluzhba merii v otvet na zapros deputata Gosdumy Igrunova "ne mozhet podtverdit' ili oprovergnut'" suschestvovanija etogo rasporjazhenija!) Ne dobavljaet jasnosti zajavlenie predsedatelja Mosgordumy Platonova, vernogo luzhkovskogo klienta, chto "za narushenie postanovlenija o pereregistracii zaderzhano uzhe 40 tysjach chelovek". Zamechatel'no, chto eti slova proizneseny vsego cherez neskol'ko chasov posle _nachala_ otpuschennogo sroka (absoljutno nereal'nogo -- v Moskve 2 milliona "vremennyx" zhitelej). V interv'ju Platonova byl esche odin zamechatel'nyj moment: ego sprosili, kak on mozhet prokommentirovat' zajavlenie Konstitucionnogo sud'i Gadisa Gadzhieva, nazvavshego pereregistraciju "meroj, protivorechaschej Konstitucii i federal'nomu zakonodatel'stvu". Otvet doslovno: "my, bezuslovno, izuchim vozmozhnosti privlechenija Gadzhieva k otvetstvennosti za narushenie zakona o Kontstitucionnom Sude -- ego normy, zapreschajuschej sud'e vyskazyvat'sja po povodu pravovoj kollizii, kotoraja mozhet byt' predmetom ego rassmotrenija". V vozduxe navislo tjazheloe ozhidanie pogroma. V chetverg v nekotoryx gazetax byla pomeschena fotografija rynka odnogo iz sibirskix gorodov -- absoljutno pustye dlinnye rjady stolov s vesami. "V gorode proshla operacija "Vixr'-antiterror" ". Dlja ponimanija togo, chto sejchas proisxodit v Rossii, neobxodimo prinimat' v raschet, chto slova, upotrebljaemye vlastjami i pressoj, oznachajut sovsem ne to, chto govorit tolkovyj slovar'. "Antiterror" -- eto grabezhi rynochnyx torgovcev. "Adekvatnyj otvet terroristam" -- eto deportacii po nacional'nomu principu. Nado priznat', chto nacisty, naprimer, delali vse to zhe samoe po krajnej mere pragmatichnee: im by ne prishlo v golovu repressirovat' sojuznikov, a sredi zhertv nyneshnego "otvetnogo udara" moskovskix vlastej podavljajuschee bol'shinstvo sojuznikov Federacii, v tom chisle sootechestvenniki tex dagestancev, chto geroicheski zaschischali Botlix v poslednix bojax. Vprochem, i sredi repressiruemyx chechencev l'vinuju dolju sostavljajut protivniki nyneshnego rezhima v Groznom. Voobsche voprosov ochen' mnogo. Opyt boev v Dagestane pokazal, chto nekotorye uspexi dostigajutsja armiej tol'ko v uslovijax i za schet massirovannoj podderzhki naselenija. Massovoe soprotivlenie botlixcev bukval'no svjazalo islamskix boevikov, lishiv ix glavnogo preimuschestva partizan nad reguljarnoj armiej -- podvizhnosti. S drugoj storony ot chechenskogo ochaga nestabil'nosti naxoditsja Ingushetija, takzhe kriticheski vazhnaja dlja stabil'nosti Kavkaza. Po prorossijskoj pozicii naselenija i elit etix respublik nanesen zhestochajshij udar (kak i drugix respublik Kavkaza). Komu eto nuzhno i zachem? V rusle etogo obschego nedoumenija -- chastnye voprosy. Zachem byli arestovany (do nachala poslednego dagestanskogo obostrenija) rodstvenniki zheny Xattaba -- darginki, v tom chisle starik 78 let? Pochemu v razgar trudnogo protivostojanija na dagestano-chechenskoj granice (posle zavershenija boev v Botlixe i pered Novolakom) prakticheski vse sily armii byli brosheny na shturm islamistskogo Kadarskogo anklava (selenija Chabanmaxi i Karamaxi)? Eta operacija razrushila profederal'nyj konsensus v narode i elite Dagestana (v Botlixe vragom byli interventy, a tut -- svoi dissidenty). Bezuslovno, islamisty predstavljali v perspektive ugrozu, no ne nemedlennuju, odnako armiju brosili protiv nix, ogoliv vsju chechenskuju granicu, zhertvuja zhiznjami novobrancev (v boj opjat' idut i pogibajut soldaty etogo, letnego prizyva) i prolivaja krov' dagestancev i musul'man. (Podavlenie Kadarskogo anklava proisxodilo s iskljuchitel'noj, nevidannoj dazhe v Chechne 1994-1996 godov zhestokost'ju -- plennyx ne brali, a osnovaniem dlja rasstrela na meste bezoruzhnyx muzhchin bylo nalichie borody ili ee sledov, prichem bukval'no vse federaly xvastalis' etim pered korrespondentami. Takzhe ochen' pokazatel'no, chto korrespondenty vsex napravlenij javno odobrjali svoix sobesednikov). Teper' -- sobstvenno o vzryvax v Moskve. Ja ne imeju nikakix dannyx dlja obsuzhdenija gipotezy _prjamoj_ prichastnosti specsluzhb. Odnako neskol'ko ochevidnyx vozmozhnostej kosvennoj prichastnosti nado upomjanut'. (1) Mnogoe vysheopisannoe (arest ni v chem ne vinovnyx rodstvennikov zheny Xattaba, shturm islamskix dzhamaatov, ne pribegavshix k terroru, xotja i nekonstitucionnyx) zastavljaet govorit' kak minimum o provokacii -- psixologicheskom davlenii na islamistov s cel'ju podtolknut' ix k reshitel'nym dejstvijam. (2) Po oficial'nym soobschenijam, v Moskve vyjavleno bolee dvux tonn(!) vzryvchatki na neskol'kix skladax (a okolo 500 kg ispol'zovano terroristami). Kakov by ni byl razval specsluzhb, predstavljaetsja, chto rabota s takimi ob'emami -- transportirovka cherez vsju Rossiju (predpolozhitel'no iz Karachaevo-Cherkesii), zakladka i t.d. trebuet special'noj povjazki na glazax chekistov, bolee plotnoj, chem obychno. (3) Nakonec, mesjaca dva nazad sredi kremlevskix analitikov obsuzhdalsja scenarij politicheskogo unichtozhenija moskovskogo mera. Togda bylo konstatirovano, chto vsplesk terrora v Moskve, esli on proizojdet osen'ju, sposoben nakonec-to razrushit' "vsenarodnuju ljubov' moskvichej k Ju.M.Luzhkovu". Ta zhe kartina -- ne objazatel'no sami podgotovili, no znali i rasschityvali vygody. V obstanovke shovinisticheskoj isterii, dejstvitel'no, esche polgoda nazad kazavshiesja politicheskimi trupami "kremlevskie gorcy" stremitel'no nabirajut ochki. Luzhkov mozhet zabyt' o dolgoj kampanii po obreteniju respektabel'nosti na Zapade i aktualiziruet bylo pritupivsheesja vrazhdebnoe otnoshenie k sebe provincii. Primakov zamaran sosedstvom s Luzhkovym. Krome togo, ego imidzh tjazhelovesnogo "zastojnogo" apparatchika (777 raz otmerju, i tol'ko potom...) vyshibaet ego iz zagolovkov novostej, a narodnaja ljubov' otnjud' ne krepnet v razluke. Ves' pravoliberal'nyj flang (ot Javlinskogo do Gajdara) mechetsja, bojas' povtorit' sud'bu Gercena, otvergnutogo russkim obschestvom za podderzhku pol'skogo vosstanija. Nakonec, kommunisty okazyvajutsja v idiotskoj situacii: nevozmozhno prizyvat' k vojne do pobednogo i intrigovat' protiv Verxovnogo glavnokomandujuschego. Kstati, i o korrupcionnom skandale ni odna sobaka uzhe bol'she nedeli ne laet... Tak chto rezony verxovnoj vlasti ponjatny. Stavka slishkom velika, i esli za pobedu pridetsja zaplatit' upolovinivaniem territorii strany -- im ne privykat', imenno etot scenarij privel ix naverx v 1991-m. S drugoj storony, k massam "rjadovyx" grazhdan nevozmozhno imet' pretenzij -- ix psixika ne vyderzhala mnogoletnego davlenija ozhidaniem terrora i mnogosutochnogo _nepreryvnogo_ pokaza po TV razrushenij i gibeli (ljudi bukval'no begut, i sejchas, kogda ja pishu eti stroki, na nashej dache zhivut druz'ja, bojaschiesja zhit' v svoix moskovskix domax). Ostaetsja "srednij klass", predstavlennyj nashej "novoj intelligenciej" -- zhurnalistami i analitikami. I ix gotovnost' uchastvovat' v igre, kotoraja, verojatno, lishit Rossiju vsex ee sojuznikov na Kavkaze i vvergnet ves' jug strany v mnogoletnij xaos, ja mogu ob'jasnit' tol'ko zatmeniem. Zatmeniem uma i zatmeniem sovesti. A. 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Friday's raids killed at least five people and injured at least 21, according to witnesses and local officials. The raids destroyed several apartment buildings and targeted a military airfield said to be no longer in use. Grozny's oil refinery, a key component of the region's struggling economy, was destroyed by bombs over the past 24 hours, Sheikhahmed Edilov, director of the Grozneft oil company, was quoted as saying by the news agency ITAR-Tass. Further airstrikes targeted a TV tower and the city district where Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov lives, the agency reported. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has defended Russia's strikes on Chechen territory. Today, he called the Russian campaign a war with international terrorists. "It is a war which international terrorism has declared on Russia to seize from it several territories that are rich in natural resources," Putin said during a trip to the Central Asian nation of Kazakstan, according to ITAR-Tass. "We will pursue the terrorists everywhere. If we catch them even in a WC (toilet), we shall finish them off there, too," the agency quoted him as saying. The government has said its air raids are directed against Islamic militants who twice invaded the neighboring Russian region of Dagestan since the start of August, and not against the Chechen government. The militants say they want to carve out a separate Islamic state in the Caucasus Mountains region, but Russian officials claim they want to seize Dagestan for access to the oil-rich Caspian Sea. The militants also want to create "a criminal province where they would train international terrorists, smuggle arms and narcotics, hold hostages for ransom and organize large scale financial and other scams with impunity," Interior Minister Vladimir Rushailo said, according to the Interfax news agency. Russia's military has launched scores of airstrikes against the militants on Chechen territory in recent weeks. It claims that thousands of the militants are braced on the Chechen-Dagestani border in preparation for a new attack. Putin said today that the Russian attacks are only against militants' facilities. But the strikes have prompted an estimated 300,000 Chechens to flee their homes, the Chechen Ministry for Emergencies said, according to ITAR-Tass. Russia has put an estimated 13,000 troops along the border, ostensibly to ward off a new invasion by militants. But the troop movements, as well as the air raids, have created fears that Russia is planning to invade Chechnya. Russian officials, including Putin, have repeatedly denied that federal forces will invade. But Deputy Chief of the General Staff Col. Gen. Valery Manilov indicated today that Russia's campaign against the militants would not end soon. In comments picked up by Interfax, he called negotiating with them "a road to nowhere." Also today, Alexander Lebed, the former general who helped negotiate the 1996 Chechnya cease-fire, said emergency rule should be imposed in the whole North Caucasus region. Lebed, now the governor of Krasnoyarsk region, was quoted by Interfax. Chechnya has run its own affairs since winning de facto independence in 1996. Moscow still claims it is a part of Russia and has struggled to keep violence from spreading outward to the rest of the Caucasus region. -------------------------------------------------

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 7 21:51:04 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA13498 for ; Thu, 7 Oct 1999 21:51:03 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16331; Thu, 7 Oct 99 18:15:13 -0400 Message-Id: <9910072215.AA16331@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 6 Oct 99 12:50:18 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Michael Kolleczek" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Berkakit Status: O Content-Length: 1148 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Sincerely IFC GmbH Munich, Germany Michael Kolleczek -Managing Director- MikeK@ifc-spedition.de From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 7 22:28:24 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id WAA13556 for ; Thu, 7 Oct 1999 22:28:23 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA16337; Thu, 7 Oct 99 18:15:17 -0400 Message-Id: <9910072215.AA16337@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 23:25:54 +0400 (MSD) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Moskovskie "ximiki" i zhurnalisty Status: O Content-Length: 6537 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- S ponedel'nika budet rabotat' arxiv perepiski i materialov o novom kavkazskom krizise u men'a na web-stranice (www.sch57.msk.ru/~alsu/war), tam eto pis'mo budet, v tom chisle v kirillice. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Moskovskie "ximiki" i zhurnalisty. 74% slushatelej radio "Exo Moskvy" vyskazalis' protiv okazanija material'noj pomoschi bezhencam iz Chechni... Veduschij avtor elitarnogo ekonomicheskogo zhurnala "Ekspert" nazval etix bezhencev "zhenami i det'mi boevikov"... Rejting Putina posle slov "budem mochit' terroristov v tualete" vyros na 11 procentnyx punktov (primerno vdvoe)... Ministr Chrezvychajnyx Situacij Shojgu (novyj El'cinskij favorit) razgovarivaja s bezhencami v Nazrani, v otvet na ix zhaloby na bombezhki sel, shkol i bol'nic surovo govorit: "A pochemu vy ne mozhete svjazat' svoix banditov i sdat' ix nam -- togda vas ne budut bombit'?" Pikantnost' situacii v tom, chto razgovarivaet general-polkovnik s zhenschinami... V obschem, kartina tjazhelogo breda. Naibolee tjazheloe vpechatlenie proizvodit to, chto vse kanaly TV translirujut propagandu -- faktov nol'. I tut vstaet interesnyj vopros: sledujut li telezhurnalisty (i, prezhde vsego, ix xozjaeva) v farvatere obschestvennyx nastroenij ili sami ix iskusno formirujut? Otvetom mozhet posluzhit' odin sjuzhet NTV. Pochti srazu posle tret'ego moskovskogo vzryva bylo soobscheno ob areste dvux moskvichej-bezhencev iz Groznogo (rabochego krasil'nogo cexa i ego rodstvennika-torgovca mjasom). U rabochego ekspertiza obnaruzhila pod nogtjami geksogen, u mjasnika sledy geksogena na vxodnoj dveri (i pistolet pod vannoj). Na protjazhenii dvux dnej kazhdaja svodka novostej NTV vkljuchala odnu i tu zhe kartinku -- kak odnogo iz zaderzhannyx vyvodjat iz kamery milicii, a cherez neskol'ko sekund -- zavodjat obratno. Tem vremenem arestovannyx uvezli v Lefortovo, a "novost'" bezo vsjakix izmenenij povtorjalas' v soprovozhdenii stereotipnogo kommentarija kakogo-to vysokogo milicejskogo (no ne gebeshnogo) china, chto "organy prakticheski uvereny v vinovnosti zaderzhannyx". Obraschalo vnimanie takzhe kakie-to obtekaemoe oboznachenie etnicheskoj prinadlezhnosti arestantov: "chechenskie gosti stolicy". Vskore eta zagadka razreshilas', kogda press-sekretar' FSB (nyneshnee KGB) Zdanovich zajavil, chto "vse neposredstvennye ispolniteli teraktov ustanovleny i sredi nix net ni odnogo chechenca po nacional'nosti" (kstati, eta chast' zajavlenija Zdanovicha byla kupirovana v novostjax NTV). To est' -- libo FSB ne schitaet brat'ev terroristami, libo oni ne chechency. Dejstvitel'no, arestovannye brat'ja -- ingushi, i xotja eto tozhe kriminal'naja sejchas nacional'nost', no vse zhe zvuchit ne tak vdoxnovljajusche na vojnu do pobednogo. Ne xochu vydavat' sebja za proroka, no esche pri pervyx soobschenijax, uchityvaja professiju arestovannogo (krasil'schik), ja predpolozhil, chto cherez nekotoroe vremja obnaruzhitsja oshibka analiza, i "terroristov" tixon'ko vypustjat. Ja okazalsja pochti prav. Dal'nejshaja ekspertiza podtverdila, chto rezul'tat pervogo analiza svjazan s professiej krasil'schika (te zhe rezul'taty u vsego cexa). Ego, pravda, poka ne vypustili, no brata osvobodili (shutlivo pozhuriv za pistolet). No vot chto esche bolee vazhno. Delo v tom, chto veschestvo, obnaruzhennoe pri analizax (esche pervyx), nazyvaetsja geksan, eto universal'nyj rastvoritel' i k geksogenu on imeet otnoshenie tol'ko lingvisticheskoe. Na protjazhenii neskol'kix dnej veduschaja liberal'naja telekompanija Rossii imenovala geksan geksogenom, a ingushej chechencami, rabotaja na sozdanie neobxodimogo massovogo soznanija. Tochno tak zhe (sovershenno javno otrabatyvaja zakaz na sozdanie predvoennoj isterii) rabotali rossijskie telekanaly v Dagestane. Vazhnyj element kartiny situacii, imejuschejsja sejchas v golovax obyvatelja -- eto sinteticheskij obraz vraga, vobravshego cherty odnovremenno chechenskix polevyx komandirov, dagestanskix fundamentalistov ("vaxxabistov", kak ix nazyvajut dagestanskie tovarischi) i fundamentalistov arabskix, prezhde vsego polumificheskogo Ben Ladena. Tut vot chto vazhno: sam po sebe rejd Basaeva v Botlix malo zadevaet srednego rossijanina, a vzryvy v gorodax -- eto pocherk skoree arabov, prichem nikakix real'nyx ili xotja by voobrazhaemyx, no b'juschix na soznanie naselenija svidetel'stv svjazi mezhdu nimi net. Poetomu etu svjaz' prishlos' imitirovat' -- srazu posle boev s Basaevym v Botlixe organizovav ataku na fundamentalistskij anklav v Bujnakskom rajone. Zadnim chislom podtverzhdeno, chto nikakix "chechenskix boevikov" v anklave ne bylo. V dvux bol'shix selax bylo ubito, verojatno, okolo dvux tysjach chelovek. Generaly ne skryvali, chto "dano neglasnoe ukazanie nikogo v plen ne brat'", i nikakix shansov sdat'sja musul'mane ne imeli: esche do nachala boev na blok-postax rasstrelivali vyxodjaschix po "gumanitarnomu koridoru" muzhchin so sledami sbritoj borody (i etim tozhe xvastalis' v efire), a posle razrushenija sel aviaciej i artilleriej tuda voshel dagestanskij OMON i vyrezal ucelevshix, vkljuchaja zhenschin, detej i ateistov (est' v Dagestane i takie). Vse eti bredovye s voennoj tochki zrenija i obernuvshiesja bol'shimi poterjami nastupavshix mery byli napravleny imenno na to, chtoby vyzvat' iskljuchitel'noe po ozhestochennosti soprotivlenie. Zato eto soprotivlenie dokazalo, chto u Rossii na Kavkaze est' zhestokij vrag -- preslovutyj islamskij fundamentalizm (a gde fundamentalizm, tam i araby, tam i Ben Laden -- ljubitel' gruzovikov so vzryvchatkoj). Suschestvenno, chto v techenie vsej kampanii televizionschiki vsex kanalov ozvuchivali imenno tochku zrenija organizatorov poboischa, dazhe ne zadavajas' voprosom, kakuju imenno nemedlennuju i neotvratimuju ugrozu dlja Rossii predstavljajut dva "fundamentalistskix" sela. Spravedlivosti radi zamechu, chto bumazhnye izdanija zametno pljuralistichnee (dazhe tradicionno nacionalisticheskie, kak "Nezavisimaja gazeta"), no v sovremennoj Rossii gazeta -- predmet roskoshi (eta "elitarnost'" skazyvaetsja na sposobe argumentacii). Alik From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 19 21:26:16 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA16990 for ; Tue, 19 Oct 1999 21:26:12 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27308; Tue, 19 Oct 99 20:09:25 -0400 Message-Id: <9910200009.AA27308@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 15:21:54 +0200 To: Info-Russ Subject: INFO-RUSS: RENEWING PASS IN GERMANY From: Zdan.Fuji@t-online.de (Oleg V. ZDAN) Status: O Content-Length: 890 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear info-russ folks, Does anybody have experience in renewing a passport at Russian consulate in Bonn, while temporary living and working in Germany with Aufenthaltserlaubnis, not PMZH. Does anybody know how much it costs? How long it actually takes? Any real-life stories, ways and methods ? Everyone who needs similar information, feel free to get in touch with me, and I will be pleased to share all findings. Regards, Oleg ZDAN zdan@fujifilm.de From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 19 21:37:37 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA17216 for ; Tue, 19 Oct 1999 21:37:37 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27302; Tue, 19 Oct 99 20:09:20 -0400 Message-Id: <9910200009.AA27302@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 13:24:15 -0400 From: Yuri Knizhnik To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Viktor Berkovsky in USA & Canada ! Status: O Content-Length: 2360 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- After a three-year absense, Viktor Berkovsky, one of the few remaining classics of the genre, is coming back for full tour of USA and Canada along with Dmitry Bogdanov, his accompaniator. Viktor Berkovsky has been writing songs for over 40 years, churning out such clasic hits as "Grenada", "Na dalekoj Amazonke", etc. Here's the complete schedule of all Berkovsky's concerts in USA and Canada: Sat, Oct. 16 Seattle, Igor, (206) 281-1661, igor@statsci.com Sun, Oct.17 Los Angeles, Gregory, (323) 650-0333, ilya@rana.usc.edu Tue, Oct. 19 Palo Alto (San Francisco), Leonid, (650) 494-3923, ldukhovny@hotmail.com Wed, Oct. 20 Minneapolis, Semyon, (612) 988-9727, marinka22@aol.com Fri, Oct. 22 Dallas, Ella, (972) 490-8044, borella@hotmail.com Sat, Oct. 23 Houston, Natalia, (713) 664-3587, nlevin9462@cs.com Sun, Oct. 24 Detroit, Nonna, (248) 932-4784, kspdetroit@aol.com Tue, Oct. 26 Cleveland, Zhanna, (216) 291-8322, zhanna@stratos.net Wed, Oct. 27 Toronto, Slava, (416) 503-8997, s34@rocketmail.com Thu, Oct. 28 Montreal, Boris, (514) 484-1547, cbr.centre@sympatico.ca Sat, Oct. 30 Chicago, Slava, (847) 657-0250, stevek@tdibatteries.com Sun, Oct. 31 Atlanta, Nina, (770) 338-2462, ninam@bsihq.com Tue, Nov. 2 Washington, Alexander, (301) 515-9665, kspdc@kspus.org Wed, Nov. 3 Boston Katherine, (617) 924-4697, kate@ccs.neu.edu Thu, Nov. 4 Fair Lawn (New Jersey), Leonid, (201) 970-5659, lfromzel@ibjwhitehall.com Sat, Nov. 6 New York (Brooklyn), Slava, (718) 934-2300, Volik, kspus@hotmail.com Sun, Nov. 7 Philadelphia, Yuri, (215) 592-1682, knizhnik@admsystems.upenn.edu An article about Berkovsky along with his photo and complete schedule can also be found on KSP US home page, http://www.kspus.org/ . The article will be published in "Novoe Russkoe Slovo" on Friday, Oct.23 in "Arena iskusstv" section. Yuri Knizhnik knizhnik@admsystems.upenn.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 19 21:41:57 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA17230 for ; Tue, 19 Oct 1999 21:41:56 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27314; Tue, 19 Oct 99 20:09:39 -0400 Message-Id: <9910200009.AA27314@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 10:02:52 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: mll11@psu.edu (Mark Latash) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Opportunity to study in USA Status: O Content-Length: 2427 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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-colleagues: If you know someone who would like to get a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from Penn State University, please ask him or her to contact me (Mark Latash). Teaching assistantships are available starting January 2000. They pay enough money to live comfortably (without luxury) in State College, Pennsylvania. Besides, tuition is free. Penn State University is in the middle of nowhere. More precisely, in the middle of Pennsylvania, in the Happy Valley of the Appalachian Mountains, nearly equidistant from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, and New York. It is quiet and beautiful here. The Department of Kinesiology (Movement Science) is very large (1,000 undergrads, close to 100 grad. students plus over 40 full-time faculty) and highly respected (personally, I think it is the strongest on this planet - don't quote!). The applicants will work under my supervision. I graduated from FOPF in 1976 (Physics of Living Systems), later got a Ph.D. in Physiology from Rush University in Chicago, and now work as a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Topics of research in my Lab are closely related to physics, control theory, dynamical systems, physiology, and pathology. I would prefer to have another Fiztex or Fizteshka, but other candidates will be considered if they know physics and computers. A formal application process should be followed. In includes fresh TOEFL and GRE scores, transcripts, letter of interest, and recommendation letters. If you are potentially interested, contact me by e-mail (MLL11@PSU.EDU) as soon as possible, and I will forward you a standard application package. Thank you very much. S Fiztexovskim privetom, Mark Latash ************************* Mark L. Latash Rec. Hall 267-L Department of Kinesiology Penn State University University Park, PA 16802 tel: (814) 863-5374 fax: (814) 863-4424 email: mll11@psu.edu ************************* From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 21 21:33:54 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA07907 for ; Thu, 21 Oct 1999 21:33:53 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29415; Thu, 21 Oct 99 19:06:29 -0400 Message-Id: <9910212306.AA29415@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 23:38:50 -0700 (PDT) From: UNPUBLISHED To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Money transfer (less than 10 billion!!!) Status: O Content-Length: 766 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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; Need your advice transfering money from eEastern Ukraine (L'vov, Ternopol). Is there a way to transfer dollars via american banks to US accounts? Is there any of them in Eastern Ukraine ? If not, what is the safest way to transfer them? Thanks for any advice. Please, reply to us directly, Thanks, Artur lm@burka.rdy.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 21 21:48:14 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA07990 for ; Thu, 21 Oct 1999 21:48:09 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29409; Thu, 21 Oct 99 19:06:23 -0400 Message-Id: <9910212306.AA29409@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Dmitry Shishkin" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: A new Russian passport Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 12:29:34 +0200 Status: O Content-Length: 1384 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. Folks, on the subject of this posting, please check out with "Russ-passport" page http://www.datawire.com/~dima/ run by Dima Shcherban --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear info-Russ subscribers, How can one obtain a new Russian passport without going back to Russia? Me and a lot of my friends have old (not 51 series) Russian passports for traveling abroad. I was told in my local Russian consulate that any further renewal is useless, as such passports are invalid for Russian custom officials. The Consulate recommends me to go back to Russia and get a new passport in my local OVIR. This is obviously very problematic as there is no guarantee as to how long it will take (or whether it is going to be given to me at all). I believe that there are agencies in Moscow that can organize a new passport. Does anybody know reputable ones? Thanks a lot. Please respond to: Dmitry Shishkin dmitrys@peregrine.co.za Dmitry Shishkin Peregrine Quants Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 21 21:52:19 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA08341 for ; Thu, 21 Oct 1999 21:52:18 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29403; Thu, 21 Oct 99 19:06:19 -0400 Message-Id: <9910212306.AA29403@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Alert: using ATMs in Russia Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 11:37:01 +0200 From: Alexei Babanine Status: O Content-Length: 1554 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Info-Russ folks, a friend of mine used his EC-Maestro card in Moscow this summer. One week ago he received an urgent call from his bank that there have been detected mutliple attempts to withdraw money from his account iriginated from ATMs in Moscow. According to the bank there are several copies of my friend's card circulating in Moscow and the PIN is known as well (!). The bank says that they had more reports of ATM fraud in Russia (hidden cameras fixing the people typing in their PINs and stuff like this). Take care, Alexei ************************************************************************** Alexei Babanine * Tel: (49) 7071 2977347 Wilhelm Schickard Institut * Fax: (49) 7071 295062 Universitaet Tuebingen * E-mail: babanine@peanuts. Sand 13, D-72076 Tuebingen, Germany * informatik.uni-tuebingen.de ************************************************************************** http://www-ti.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de/~babanine/ ************************************************************************** From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 21 21:56:30 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA08505 for ; Thu, 21 Oct 1999 21:56:29 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29421; Thu, 21 Oct 99 19:06:36 -0400 Message-Id: <9910212306.AA29421@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 17:11:04 -0400 (EDT) From: Boris Katz To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Tangled Loyalties Status: O Content-Length: 2161 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 would like you to know about a book entitled "Tangled Loyalties, The Life and Times of Ilya Ehrenburg." The author Joshua Rubenstein is a long-time staff member of Amnesty International with a strong interest in Russian history. The University of Alabama Press published the paperback edition this spring. Rubenstein provides a well-documented study of Ehrenburg's life. He is well aware of all the controversies surrounding Ehrenburg. As he writes in the book, "The privileges he earned alongside his evident adaptability, raised suspicions about Ehrenburg's motives and integrity. As a Jew, he was said to have betrayed his people; as a writer, his talent; and as a man, to have kept silent about Stalin's crimes and served the dictator solely to enjoy the Kremlin's favors. But a closer, more informed examination of Ehrenburg's life challenges our assumptions about collaboration, dissent, and survival." Ehrenburg's relationship to his Jewish origins and his life-long opposition to anti-Semitism are also a principal theme of the biography. During World War II, he edited The Black Book, an important compilation of documents about the Holocaust on Soviet territory. Rubenstein worked on Tangled Loyalties for thirteen years, making many trips to Moscow to meet relatives and friends of Ehrenburg, to interview his daughter Irina Ilinichna, and to read thousands of documents in newly opened archives. He also interviewed more than a hundred people in Israel, Western Europe, and the United States. I highly recommend this book to everyone on this list. You can learn more about the book at http://www.digitalrag.com/tangled.html Boris Katz MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 22 18:59:17 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id SAA23669 for ; Fri, 22 Oct 1999 18:59:11 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15805; Fri, 22 Oct 99 18:23:10 -0400 Message-Id: <9910222223.AA15805@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 14:27:47 -0400 From: Evelina To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: immigration to Canada Status: O Content-Length: 1244 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Some of my friends had applied for the permanent residence visa in Canada. They have been announced by the lawyer that their VISAs are approved, but no written notification has been received and the reason for this delay is not clear.They are asked to pay the balance before they will be sent APPROVAL IMMIGRATION VISAS letters, but they are afraid that that can be just cheating and they will lose the money. Is there any service in Canada, which can help with the info about the results of the immigration process? They can't adress the immigration service of Canada because they haven't been informed about their file numbers. What measures has the client right to take if he discovers that he has been deceived by his lawyer? Thank you, Evelina Crivaia tel. (373-31) 2-01-11 mailto:evelina@beltsy.md From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 22 19:12:45 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id TAA23742 for ; Fri, 22 Oct 1999 19:12:44 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15793; Fri, 22 Oct 99 18:22:55 -0400 Message-Id: <9910222222.AA15793@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, 22 Oct 99 17:15:31 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Virus Alert -- Worm.ExploreZip and new Melissa variants Status: O Content-Length: 3765 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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, the worning below is not a chain letter; it is real. It was broadcated by our campus computer authority a few hours ago, and you may want to take it seriously. -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu --------------------------------------------------------------------- From owner-JHU-Employees-Homewood@listproc.hcf.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 16:51:32 -0400 From: Rich Caserta To: JHU-.... Subject: Virus Alert on JHU Campus -- Worm.ExploreZip and new Melissa variants Worm.ExploreZip. Several reports have confirmed that the ExploreZip worm has been detected in several locations around the Homewood campus. This worm, which first made headlines in June 1999, utilizes Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, and Exchange to mail itself out by replying to unread messages in your Inbox. The worm also searches mapped network drives and networked machines for Windows installations, and copies itself to the Windows directory of remote machines, thus furthering its propagation. (NOTE: Worm.ExploreZip only affects users of Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT.) You may receive the worm as an e-mail attachment called zipped_files.exe. When run, this executable will copy itself to your Windows System directory with the filename Explore.exe or to your Windows directory with the filename _setup.exe. The worm modifies Windows so that it is activated each time you start Windows. The malicious payload of Worm.ExploreZip destroys any file with the extension .h, .c, .cpp, .asm, .doc, .ppt, or .xls on the local hard drive(s), any mapped network drives, and any network machines that are accessible each time it is executed. This continues to occur until the worm is removed. Several new variants of the Melissa virus (Melissa.U and Melissa.V) have been reported in the past week. Melissa infects Microsoft Word 97 and Microsoft Word 2000 documents and also uses Microsoft Outlook to mail itself to other people's computers. (NOTE: Melissa.U and Melissa.V only affect users of Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT.) These Melissa variants can also attempt to destroy system and data files, as well as causing harm through its ability to propagate widely and quickly. If your computer is a potential candidate for infection by Worm.ExploreZip or Melissa.U and Melissa.V, we strongly encourage you to download and install Norton AntiVirus, which Johns Hopkins has licensed for use throughout the institution by faculty, staff, and students. You may gain access to Hopkins' Norton AntiVirus web site at http://www.jhu.edu/anti-virus/ if you are using a Hopkins-based wired or dial-up Internet connection. The web page also contains instructions for dealing with Windows systems that have already been infected with Worm.ExploreZip. If Norton AntiVirus is already installed on your computer, we strongly encourage you to perform a LiveUpdate, which allows new virus definitions and virus scanning engine updates to be added to your Norton AntiVirus software. LiveUpdate should be performed on a regular basis (at least once a month) to ensure that your computer has the most up-to-date virus protection. For questions regarding the installation and use of Norton AntiVirus, please contact Hopkins ITS's Support Services at 410-516-6888. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Oct 22 19:21:25 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id TAA23765 for ; Fri, 22 Oct 1999 19:21:25 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15799; Fri, 22 Oct 99 18:23:00 -0400 Message-Id: <9910222223.AA15799@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, 22 Oct 99 18:02:31 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: a new dawn of old war Status: O Content-Length: 4775 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Thursday October 21 1:21 PM ET Associated Press Russians Nearing Chechnya's Capital By RUSLAN MUSAYEV Associated Press Writer GROZNY, Russia (AP) - A huge explosion shook the center of the capital of breakaway Chechnya this evening, reportedly killing or wounding scores of people. The blast came as more Russian ground troops drew near the capital in their campaign to wipe out Islamic militants and sent terrified Grozny residents into the streets as they tried to flee. Witnesses told The Associated Press that bombs fell from planes. However, the Interfax news agency quoted Chechen armed forces operations chief Mumadi Saidayev as saying that five surface-to-surface missiles hit the downtown area near the city's clothing market. Saidayev said missiles hit other parts of the city as well, including near the residence of Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov, Interfax reported. The Russian Defense Ministry strongly denied firing missiles on Grozny, Interfax reported. The ministry declined comment to the AP. Local authorities said scores of people were killed or wounded in the downtown blast, Interfax said. Earlier today, Russian officials said more troops had crossed the Terek River to take up positions outside Chechnya's capital, with forward units within eight miles of Grozny. Russian aircraft and artillery pounded Chechen positions in three settlements north of Grozny today: Tolstoy-Yurt, Goryachevodsk and Petropavlovskaya. Six people were killed and 10 wounded in the raids, Chechen officials said. Russian artillery also shelled villages in the Nozhai-Yurt and Gudermes regions of eastern Chechnya, destroying about 60 houses. Russian warplanes flew 20 combat mission Wednesday and early today, opening fire on a bridge, a fuel storage facility and vehicles transporting militants, officials said. Russia has waged a cautious offensive against Chechen militants in a bid to avoid the heavy casualties it suffered in a 1994-96 war with the rebels. The Russian forces have relied mostly on airstrikes and heavy artillery, with few major ground clashes. Russia says it aims to maintain a security zone around Chechnya and to wipe out the militants. But military leaders continue to send mixed signals about whether they intend to attack Grozny itself in a bid to restore Russian control over the breakaway southern territory, which has effectively been independent for the past three years. ``Why do you keep bringing up Grozny? Who is going to storm it?'' Defense Minister Igor Sergeyev asked a group of journalists. Grozny might be attacked, but only if it helps achieve the larger goal of eliminating Chechen militants, Sergeyev said, according to the Interfax news agency. Sergeyev's deputy, Gen. Vladimir Toporov, struck a slightly different note, saying, ``sooner or later, the troops will enter Grozny. If not troops, then the (Russian) authorities will.'' Before today's blast, Vakha Ibragimov, a spokesman for Chechen military headquarters, claimed that 58 civilians had been killed and 200 wounded over the last day and night. The figure could not be independently confirmed. The latest advances come three weeks after Russia sent troops into Chechnya following weeks of airstrikes to eliminate Islamic militants who invaded neighboring Dagestan this summer. The militants have also been blamed for a series of September apartment explosions in Russia that killed 300 people. Russian forces have been approaching the city from the north, west and east, and moved several miles closer in the eastern sector on Wednesday, Alyokhin said. Additional troops also crossed the Terek River, north of the capital, to join forces already positioned on a ridge overlooking the city. Chechen officials said their forces were exchanging fire with Russian troops on the ridge. Russia has lost 350 soldiers since fighting in the Caucasus region began more than two months ago, according to Russian officials. The military claims that up to 3,000 Chechen militants have been killed, but the figure cannot be independently confirmed, and both sides routinely inflate casualty figures suffered by the enemy. Chechnya, which has fewer than 1 million residents, has been effectively independent since Russian troops withdrew three years ago, but the territory has been wracked by lawlessness and a crippled economy. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 26 21:26:58 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA04814 for ; Tue, 26 Oct 1999 21:26:58 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19668; Tue, 26 Oct 99 18:47:14 -0400 Message-Id: <9910262247.AA19668@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: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 00:57:40 PDT Status: O Content-Length: 606 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Gregory Pruginer gp2003@hotmail.com ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 26 21:37:02 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA04891 for ; Tue, 26 Oct 1999 21:37:02 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19662; Tue, 26 Oct 99 18:47:07 -0400 Message-Id: <9910262247.AA19662@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Vladimir Kushnir" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: medical question (NJ, NY or PA) Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 19:06:09 PDT Status: O Content-Length: 756 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 a thorasic surgery center in NJ, NY or PA for thorasic aneurism of aorta associated with Marfen syndrome. If you know anything about a good place to do it, please contact me. Thanks, Daria Kushnir. vkus@hotmail.com ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Oct 26 21:43:07 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id VAA04953 for ; Tue, 26 Oct 1999 21:43:07 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19947; Tue, 26 Oct 99 19:35:01 -0400 Message-Id: <9910262335.AA19947@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: Tue, 26 Oct 99 19:26:46 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Bukovsky's Soviet Archives at INFO-RUSS Status: O Content-Length: 1690 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear folks, As you may remember, we have opened Bukovsky's "Soviet Archives at INFO-RUSS" on February 1, 1999. These archives of KGB & KPSS documents were collected by Vladimir Bukovsky and prepared for electronic publishing by Julia Zaks and Leonid Chernikhov. I have provided the hardware support for it and maintenance, and wrote an introduction. Within about eight months it got nearly 10,000 visits, so it looks like people used it. Unfortunately, however, about two months ago the hard disc, at which that archive resided, has crushed. It took me a long time and hard effort to restore all the files and install them on a new disc. I am glad to report now that the archive is back and fully operational. To access it, you may still try to use the old address, but it would be safer to come first to info-russ server http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html and then click on "Bukovsky's "Soviet Archives" (KGB & KPSS) ..." Same as from the very beginning, anyone should feel free to use and copy the archive and/or any portion of it, as long as you acknowledge the source ("Bukovsky's Soviet Archives at INFO-RUSS"). My best, Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Oct 27 18:33:59 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id SAA13420 for ; Wed, 27 Oct 1999 18:33:48 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA05740; Wed, 27 Oct 99 15:56:56 -0400 Message-Id: <9910271956.AA05740@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: Wed, 27 Oct 99 15:54:57 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O Content-Length: 4402 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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, Wednesday October 27 3:05 PM ET Russian Warplanes Pound Chechen Capital By Alkha Tosuyev GROZNY, Russia (Reuters) - Russian warplanes Wednesday screamed over the Chechen capital Grozny, scattering bombs and rockets across the city as President Boris Yeltsin vowed to rid the region of ``terrorism.'' Rockets slammed into an oil refinery in the western industrial part of the city, setting fires which shrouded the capital in choking, black smoke. Residents panicked, trying to flee the rocket attacks launched from what seemed to be the Tersk ridge outside the capital to the north, where Russian troops are positioned. ``What do they want from us? Why are they doing this? I just want to get out,'' a young woman, cowering in a doorway, said. ''The rockets crash down every five minutes.'' This reporter had seen two dead after nearly a day of strikes, and had no access to most of the city where tens of thousands of residents huddled in cellars as bombs exploded. The strikes were by far the most severe assault on the capital since Russian troops entered Chechnya a month ago. Russia's army headquarters said troops were advancing on Grozny on three fronts, from the north, east and west. Interfax quoted officials as saying forces had not entered the capital. Russia bombed the headquarters of Shamil Basayev, one of the rebel leaders whose forces have twice invaded neighboring Dagestan. They also hit the homes of another commander, Arab-born Khattab, and Chechen spokesman Movladi Udugov. A spokesman at Russia's Defense Ministry said he was checking reports that Russian troops were firing tactical missiles at Grozny from Vladikavkaz, a town to the southwest. Russian forces and armoured columns fired artillery at Chechen fighters in the mountain stronghold of Bamut and were just 500 meters (yards) from Gudermes, Chechnya's second city. Yeltsin Says Will End ``Terrorism'' ``We want to do away with terrorism, to get rid once and for all of the center of terrorism, international terrorism in Chechnya,'' Yeltsin told an award ceremony in Moscow. ``Russian soldiers and officers will return peace and calm to the long-suffering land of Chechnya.'' Reuters reporter Arbi Tosuyev said the lowland village of Samashki, 30 km west of the capital, had been destroyed and many houses were burning after an early morning artillery attack. Russia says it aims to destroy Islamic guerrillas it blames for devastating bomb attacks in Moscow and other towns. Defense Minister Igor Sergeyev arrived in the Russian rear command base of Mozdok to be briefed on developments in Chechnya, Interfax news agency reported. Arkady Baskayev, commander of the Moscow district of Russian forces, said troops should move in and take the capital. ``It is necessary to take Grozny, and not just Grozny,'' Baskayev was quoted as saying by Interfax. But Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov was quoted as telling the foreign affairs committee of the French Senate a political dialogue with Chechen leaders was necessary. Residents in Grozny said they feared a repeat of the catastrophic 1994-96 Chechen war in which tens of thousands were killed and the city reduced to rubble by Russian bombs. Ilyas Akhmadov, foreign minister in the government of the self-proclaimed independent region, called on the West to halt aid payments and loans to Russia, saying the money was being used to help finance its military offensive. ``Every bullet and every shell being used by the Russians is being backed up by money from the West,'' he told a news conference in The Hague. The Council of Europe's human rights committee joined a chorus of international criticism over Russia's action in the region, urging the parliamentary assembly to take ``the necessary steps'' if Moscow ``continued to flout international humanitarian rights and its obligations toward the Council of Europe.'' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Oct 27 19:24:02 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id TAA13606 for ; Wed, 27 Oct 1999 19:24:02 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA06067; Wed, 27 Oct 99 18:14:02 -0400 Message-Id: <9910272214.AA06067@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: Wed, 27 Oct 99 18:10:10 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian mothers and Chechnya war Status: O Content-Length: 9093 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Boston Globe Online , 10/27/99 Russian mothers march in Women protect young soldiers from Chechen battle By David Filipov, Globe Staff, 10/27/99 OZDOK, Russia - Alexandra spends her days outside the barricades surrounding the barracks of Russia's main military base in the North Caucasus. Inside, the boys of the 245th motorized brigade await the day when they will be sent into battle. When they go, Alexandra is determined to make sure that her boy, Kostik, is not with them. So each week, she makes the trip from Moscow to Mozdok, where she pleads with military officers for a transfer. When that fails, the 50-year-old widow begs her son to do what so many of his comrades have done: leave his unit and follow his mother back to their home in the remote Tyumen region of Siberia. Alexandra, who did not want her last name used, is not alone. As the death toll mounts in Russia's war in Chechnya, the mothers of Russian soldiers are traveling to Mozdok to take their sons out of the line of fire. Like Kostik, they are inexperienced army draftees whose units are involved in the latest conflict against Islamic militants in the restive southern Russian Caucasus region. The practice is reminiscent of Russia's disastrous 1994-1996 campaign in Chechnya, when mothers of Russian soldiers captured or killed by rebel fighters traveled to the war zone, risking their own lives to do what Russia's generals and politicians could not do: bring their boys home. Then, the mothers' desperate effort captured the futility of sending raw Russian draftees to fight hardened separatist rebels in Chechnya. It was also a poignant statement of public distrust of the once-proud military, and it helped crystallize public opposition to the disastrous 1994-1996 war. Now it is happening again. Only this time, the mothers are not waiting for the sons to be killed in action or taken prisoner. They are taking them out of front-line units before they are sent into battle. And the army is letting them do it. Natalya Zhukova is one of those women. Two weeks ago, she led a group of mothers from the Volga region of Nizhy Novgorod to Mozdok, the staging center for Russia's military operation in the Caucasus. The group found 230 recent draftees; the generals agreed to transfer them back to their home region, to be replaced by more experienced troops. Mothers like Zhukova believe the army betrayed its tattered, ill-prepared soldiers during the 1994-96 Chechen war. Hundreds of servicemen are still missing from that conflict, while the corpses of dozens more, their bodies mutilated beyond recognition, lie unidentified in a morgue in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. So far, the public, terrified and angry over a wave of deadly terrorist attacks, supports the government's campaign against the Chechen militants, whom it blames for the attacks. Russian officers say the military's mood also has changed for the better. ''This is totally different from the last war,'' said Major Igor Melnikov, who served in Chechnya in 1995 and 1996, as he rode over the region at treetop level in a helicopter that darted left and right to avoid rebel fire. ''We don't have the guilt complex we did then. We are sure of ourselves, and of our abilities. We understand the goals.'' But as Russia's ground offensive escalates into a full-scale conflict, the mothers fear the Russian generals will repeat one of the big mistakes of the last war - sending into battle soldiers who have barely learned to fire their weapons or drive their troop carriers. ''Many of them have held weapons only when they took the military oath, but it is as if'' the generals ''don't care,'' said Valentina Melnikova of the Soldiers' Mothers Committee, a grass-roots organization founded during the last Chechen war. ''They are sending green 18-year-olds. >From a military point of view, it is crazy and stupid.'' But it is also inevitable. The reason is that Russia's draft-based army has few other troops to rely on to conduct its operation in Chechnya. Russia's armed forces number 1.2 million, but Moscow military analyst Ruslan Pukhov recently estimated that no more than 100,000 Russian troops are ready for combat. For years, President Boris N. Yeltsin has made promises to end the unpopular draft and turn the military into a professional fighting force, but the promises have not been kept. General Vladislav Putilin of Russia's general staff said last week that Russia expects to build its force in Chechnya up to 100,000 to counter a rebel force the military estimates at 20,000 men. But while Russia would like to send only professionals, he said, the army has only about 150,000 professional soldiers, and many of them are administrative and support staff. To bolster the ranks, last week Yeltsin reversed an earlier decision that banned draftees from the war zone until they had served at least a year. Yeltsin originally imposed that limit as an election campaign promise in 1996, as a response to public indignation over heavy casualties among Russian troops. His decree last week, which generals have just received, has not been publicized. Since the new Chechen conflict began four weeks ago, the generals have been pressuring the government to cancel the restriction. ''If we took away all the new draftees from units in Chechnya,'' said one officer in Mozdok, who wished to remain anonymous, '' we would have to abandon our equipment and leave.'' Melnikova estimated that about 30,000 troops in Chechnya are recent draftees. While the mood among the troops, as well as the general public, is far more robustly in support of the current Chechen campaign than in the last war, their relative inexperience is a built-in defect of the Russian military. Because there are so few experienced troops, Moscow has to cobble together combat forces from police and paramilitary units around the country. The problem is not that these units are not tough; the problem is that they have not trained with other military units, such as artillery and aviation. The result is numerous friendly fire incidents and poor coordination, mishaps that result in high casualties. Federal commanders say they have lost 480 men since they began battles with Chechen-led rebels in August in the southern Russian region of Dagestan, fighting that spread to Chechnya three weeks ago. But the Soldiers' Mothers Committee says the army is hiding its real losses to avoid public dissatisfaction. Even the official toll of 480 dead is a lot, given that federal commanders are trying to minimize casualties, and that at the moment, the Chechens are not offering heavy resistance. ''I would not call this a war,'' Russian Information Minister Mikhail Lesin, who last week travel ed to Chechnya, wrote in a Moscow newspaper column. How many men does Russia expect to lose when it is a war? One indication can be found in the city of Rostov-on-Don, 400 miles northwest of the combat zone. There, said Zhukova, of the Soldiers' Mothers Committee, the Russian military has built a new, larger morgue to accommodate soldiers killed in action. ''They prepared for this war in advance,'' Zhukova said. Zhukova said she was able to persuade a local commander in Mozdok to transfer out 230 green troops because he was getting 600 experienced troops that day. Some other mothers quietly have spirited their boys away from units, essentially helping them desert. Melnikova said she knows of at least 50 troops who have deserted and then appealed to the Soldiers' Mothers for help. While the generals have warned the mothers publicly not to help their boys desert, the military prosecutor has decided quietly to drop all criminal proceedings against soldiers who go back with their mothers. Desertion, like draft-dodging, is something the Russian military command has grown to accept. Putilin said he expected the number of draft-dodgers in this autumn's call-up to climb from last year's 20,000 as young men try to avoid Chechnya. And Maria Fedulova expects that more mothers will have to do what she did on a bleak January day four years ago. Then, Fedulova was one of a group of Russian women who strode onto a central square in Chechnya's capital, Grozny, seemingly oblivious to the rockets and mortar crashing around them. Fedulova was able to rescue her son, Denis, who was being held prisoner by rebel commander Shamil Basayev. Basayev is now Chechnya's most-hated commander, wanted for leading attacks on Russian cities this summer and accused of setting off terrorist bombs in Moscow and other cities. This story ran on page A01 of the Boston Globe on 10/27/99. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Oct 28 12:57:27 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id MAA18429 for ; Thu, 28 Oct 1999 12:57:26 -0400 (EDT) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21312; Thu, 28 Oct 99 11:42:06 -0400 Message-Id: <9910281542.AA21312@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Eugene" Organization: AUBG To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 11:17:51 +200 Subject: INFO-RUSS: a summer job in the United States Status: RO Content-Length: 2143 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear INFO-RUSS subscribers, Hello. My name is Eugene Khalsanov. I am a Russian citizen and am now living in Bulgaria. I am a third-year journalism and mass communication student at the American University in Bulgaria. I plan to move to the United States (probably) with my wife after I graduate in a year and a half. But now two of us would like to experience what it's like to live and work there. I lived in California once as an exchange student, but that was different from work. Making money is not our primary objective, but we will need to pay for our plane tickets. Therefore we would like to get at least some reward for our work. I have been doing research on the Internet on U.S. summer job opportunities for international students, but all prospective employers require us to have all documents set, i.e. they won't help with obtaining them. I only know about J-1 visa, which allows international students to perform payed work in the United States. But exchange programs, which help obtain this type of visa and a work permit are costly, and besides my wife is not a full-time student at any college. Can any of you advise us what we could do or where to ask to spend our summer vacation in the United States? Thank you in advance. Eugene. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Eugene Khalsanov Hilltop 57 American University in Bulgaria Blagoevgrad 2700 Bulgaria e-mail: evk970@cj.aubg.bg -----------------------------------------------------------------------

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 1 02:24:54 1999 Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by jfet.ece.jhu.edu (8.8.8+Sun/8.8.8) with SMTP id CAA29669 for ; Mon, 1 Nov 1999 02:24:53 -0500 (EST) Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08830; Fri, 29 Oct 99 18:46:48 -0400 Message-Id: <9910292246.AA08830@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, 29 Oct 99 18:40:55 EDT To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian army killing off refugees Status: O Content-Length: 3010 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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, Friday October 29 6:30 PM ET Chechens Trapped As Russians Attack ON THE CHECHEN BORDER, Russia (Reuters) - Refugees were trapped in Chechnya Saturday after Russia broke a promise to let them flee its offensive in the rebel region. A tiny group of wounded and elderly -- the only ones permitted to escape Friday despite an earlier Russian pledge to open the sealed frontier -- told of devastation as Russia pounded the capital and villages from the ground and air. They said they had seen a column of refugees behind them blasted by Russian warplanes Friday. A Russian spokesman in Moscow said the column contained guerrillas who had fired at Russian planes. ``There were many dead, many wounded,'' said Rose, a nurse who accompanied the small group of wounded out Friday, describing the attack she said she saw on a convoy of refugees near the villages of Samashki and Shami-Yurt earlier in the day. Russian forces say they are trying to destroy Islamic guerrillas they blame for trying to destabilize the North Caucasus region and for bombings in several Russian cities. Leyla, a resident of Samashki said other terrified villagers were huddled in dark cellars day and night with little food as bombs exploded above. ``They are just bombing whatever they want. They are trying to kill us all,'' she sobbed. It was not possible to get a complete picture of casualties, in the rebel region, but the past several days had seen by far the most intensive bombing of Grozny and of villages in the west since the campaign began a month ago. Russian troops are now poised a few kilometers from the capital and are also bearing down on towns in the east, including the second city, Gudermes, where Russian officials say they are negotiating with local leaders to keep guerrillas out. Most of Chechnya's 190,000 refugees are living in makeshift camps in Ingushetia, an impoverished province to the west. Russian officials sealed the border last weekend, saying they wanted to stop fighters escaping. They had promised to open up four corridors out of Chechnya Friday for refugees. But Vladimir Shamanov, commander of federal forces in the western North Caucasus region, said they would have to wait. ``Two days. Two more days. We'll see you here in two days' time. That's it. Goodbye!'' he yelled at shouting refugees. Western and Muslim countries have urged Moscow to open a dialogue with the Chechen leadership, although they still regard the breakaway republic as Russian territory. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 17 20:14:57 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA26698 for ; Wed, 17 Nov 1999 20:14:51 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00838; Wed, 17 Nov 99 17:25:25 -0500 Message-Id: <9911172225.AA00838@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 9 Nov 99 14:46:05 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1999 13:11:23 +0100 From: Cesare Umeton To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Fwd: Cibo gratis (non per voi!) Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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, Following the "World Food Program" a child dies every 3,6 seconds in the world for lack of food. The "World Food Program" has a web site, dedicated to this problem, which works this way: each time you click on it (and therefore give a glance to its sponsors) the site receives from its sponsors the money that is enough to feed a child for 5 days. By clicking the site http://www.thehungersite.com and then the button "Donate Free Food" you give free food to a child, who will eat for 5 days (they count, however, only ONE click per DAY). Thanks a lot for your kind attention, Cesare Umeton umeton@fis.unical.it From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 17 20:23:45 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA26720 for ; Wed, 17 Nov 1999 20:23:40 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00844; Wed, 17 Nov 99 17:25:46 -0500 Message-Id: <9911172225.AA00844@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 08:48:26 -0400 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Mikhail Lyubansky Subject: INFO-RUSS: searching for Jews in Ukraine Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 posting this message (as per the author's request) for someone who is not on this list. Please reply directly to her email: PAMPUSHKY@aol.com Mikhail... >hello, my name is Lori Orchow Haney and I live in las Vegas. My grandparents >were Jews from Lipovets, Ukraine (near Vinnitsa) and I am working on getting >more info about them. I see that you are from Kyiv, >and I was wondering if by >chance you still know any Jews in Ukraine who might be interested in helping >me get some archival information (for money, of course). By the way, my >father is a psychiatrist here in Nevada. ________________________________________________________________________ Mikhail Lyubansky, M.A. | Dept. of Psychology | Michigan State University home phone: (517) 337-7012 | office phone: (517) 355-2310 WWW: http://www.msu.edu/user/lyubansk | email: lyubansk@pilot.msu.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 17 20:28:50 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA26733 for ; Wed, 17 Nov 1999 20:28:50 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00832; Wed, 17 Nov 99 17:25:19 -0500 Message-Id: <9911172225.AA00832@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Lilichka Schwartz" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Religious or Family Immigration: Good advice needed ASAP Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 08:43:58 -0800 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Submitted per friend's request. Please, reply directly to me. THANKS ! My friend just became a citizen and wants to invite his mom from Russia to US permanently (as a citizen, he can do it now). His problem is that there is a 5-year old pending case sitting in immigration since she applied for permanent residence to US via "religious" path. He just found out that case is still OPEN. What would you suggest doing? 1) Continue pending religious case, where she doesn't have a requested documents available (she is no longer a follower of this religious movement so it's impossible to get one) 2) close this pending religious case and start a new, family case, based on immigrating to close relative/son ? If the second will be a better choice, then will his mom have a difficulties to immigrate 'because of formerly opened a religious case ? *Pending* religious case for 5 years. You know how difficult INS can be.. Please, help - your wise advice is his only hope. Here is his letter to you: ------------------------------------------------------------ I'm asking for an advice in the very important for my family situation. I've been a resident of USA for more than six years, and approximately six years ago I had submitted an application for an emigrant visa for my mother that lives in Ukraine. We've chosen a religious path as a basis for the application. But the case got stuck because we couldn't prove my mom's religious status to the emigration service agency ?(she couldn't obtain a needed paperwork), so that she never made to the interview to the American Embassy in Moscow. I've invited my mom to visit us in USA several times in past couple years but she couldn't even obtain a visitor visa. Soon we're becoming citizens of USA that hopefully help us to do something about it. I've checked with the Washington Emigration Center recently and realized that my mom's case is still active. Is there any way we can use it in order to try to make it possible for my mom to come to USA in a legal/official way? Or what would be the best decision under our circumstances ______________________________________________________________________ Lilichka Schwartz lilichka@visto.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 17 20:35:52 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA26750 for ; Wed, 17 Nov 1999 20:35:41 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA00826; Wed, 17 Nov 99 17:25:14 -0500 Message-Id: <9911172225.AA00826@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Alexandr A. Sukhanov" Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 23:24:06 +0300 (MSK) Subject: INFO-RUSS: Vernyj Beslan Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- ================ Kirillichrskaja versija -- kak vsegda, na www.sch57.msk.ru/~alsu/war ================ Vernyj Beslan 16.11.99 Na proshloj nedele Prezident RF udovletvoril xodatajstvo o pomilovanii Beslana Gantamirova, arestovannogo v 1997 godu i osuzhdennogo za xischenie gosudarstvennyx sredstv v osobo krupnyx razmerax. Kak ukazyvaetsja v motivax pomilovanija, G. otbyl uzhe polovinu sroka i polozhitel'no xarakterizuetsja administraciej mest zakljuchenija. Gantamirov, vidimo, nemedlenno prosledoval na Kavkaz i neskol'kimi dnjami pozzhe byl naznachen Moskvoj predsedatelem Gossoveta Chechni. Predyduschaja moskovskaja marionetka -- Sajdulaev podal v otstavku "iz-za nevozmozhnosti reshat' problemy bezhencev i peremeschennyx lic". Kar'era G. takova: pri Dudaeve on byl polevym komandirom (derzhal pod kontrolem Urus-Martan), potom byl naznachen merom Groznogo. Possorivshis' s Dudaevym, proigral protivostojanie (byl vybit iz Groznogo i bezhal v Urus-Martan). V nojabre 1994 goda byl sredi shturmovavshix Groznyj (esche do oficial'nogo nachala vojny). Federaly naznachili G. tozhe merom Groznogo, i cherez ego ofis proshli ogromnye den'gi, napravlennye v 1995-1996 gg. na "vosstanovlenie Chechni". Vse eti den'gi byli poxischeny, odnako vernyj Beslan zajavil, chto oni poshli na blagorodnoe delo: pokupku oruzhija dlja ego Urus-Martanovskoj bratvy, to est' patriotam Rossii. Za eto "necelevoe ispol'zovanie" on i poluchil 6 let tjur'my, kogda stal ne nuzhen. Sejchas, stalo byt', snova nuzhen. V etoj istorii porazhaet kakoe-to srednevekovoe prezrenie k zakonam i formal'nostjam, vozvraschenie vo vremena, v kotoryx tjur'ma -- ne vyrazhenie obschestvennogo neodobrenija, a znak monarshej nemilosti. Za kotoroj mozhet spokojno prijti i milost'. A vprochem, takie ljudi xoroshi svoej povyshennoj upravljaemost'ju: xotja delo o rasxischenii pomoschi zakryto aktom pomilovanija, no est' drugie, gorazdo bolee "interesnye" obstojatel'stva zhizni vidnogo gosudarstvennogo dejatelja. Tak, Dudaev imenno Gantamirova obvinjal v kazni milicionerov, pomogavshix vydat' Rossii bezhavshix v Chechnju terroristov. V ljubom sluchae u odnogo iz samyx zhestokix polevyx komandirov ruki v krovi rossijskix grazhdan, i emu eto mozhno vsegda pripomnit'. Blago takie prestuplenija sroka davnosti ne imejut. Naposledok -- dve bajki iz zhizni segodnjashnej russkoj pressy. Radio "Exo Moskvy" (odno iz nemnogix SMI, ostorozhno, inoskazatel'no i ekivokami kritikujuschee vojnu) provodit opros: "Kakovy prichiny napadok zapadnyx SMI na dejstvija nashix voennyx?" Variantov otveta dva: (1) "neznakomstvo s faktami i neponimanie istinnoj kartiny" (2) "stremlenie k podryvu i oslableniju Rossii ljuboj cenoj". Pardon, est' esche (3) "ne znaju". V poslednie 2-3 dnja nametilsja obschij povorot bukval'no vsej pressy k bol'shej ob'ektivnosti pri osveschenii sobytij v Chechne: pomeschajutsja materialy umerennyx chechenskix avtorov, ob'ektivno izlagaetsja situacija s bezhencami, pojavilos' kriticheskoe otnoshenie k statistike poter', soobschaemoj voennymi. Tak vot, istochnik, blizkij k Putinu, kommentiruet tak: ukazanie k takomu povorotu dano Administraciej Prezidenta, t.k. sochteno, chto rejting Putina vyros chrezmerno i opasno. Alik From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Thu Nov 18 20:17:59 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA29627 for ; Thu, 18 Nov 1999 20:17:58 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA17272; Thu, 18 Nov 99 18:27:18 -0500 Message-Id: <9911182327.AA17272@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: Thu, 18 Nov 99 18:23:35 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: figovyi listochek Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuters, Thursday November 18 2:49 PM ET Russia Concedes OSCE Role in Chechnya By Paul Taylor ISTANBUL (Reuters) - After a defiant display by President Boris Yeltsin, Russia yielded to massive Western pressure at a European security summit Thursday and accepted for the first time an international political role in Chechnya. Yeltsin flew home to Moscow ahead of schedule after telling Western leaders they had no right to criticize Russia's war against ``bandits and killers'' in the rebel Caucasian republic. Shortly after he left, Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov reversed seven weeks of stonewalling and agreed to invite the chairman of the 54-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to Chechnya, and to give the OSCE both a political and a humanitarian role in the region. He made the concessions at a meeting with foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, France, Germany and Italy. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Ivanov had agreed that Norwegian Foreign Minister Knut Vollebaek, the OSCE chairman in office, would visit Chechnya to seek avenues for a political resolution to the conflict, which has driven some 200,000 refugees from their homes. The invitation would be spelled out in a final declaration to be issued when the summit closes Friday, she said. French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine said the West had won references to the need to respect OSCE norms of behavior in Chechnya and to the essential nature of a political solution through dialogue. British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook said the declaration would contain all the elements the West had sought, stipulating that the OSCE would participate in both humanitarian assistance and political dialogue in Chechnya. Combative Yeltsin, Conciliatory Clinton Looking in better health than in recent public appearances, Yeltsin gave a vintage combative performance on a rare outing from Moscow, giving President Clinton a big bear hug and bantering with French President Jacques Chirac. ``We do not accept the advice of so-called objective critics of Russia,'' Yeltsin said in a feisty speech at the opening summit session. ``Those people do not understand that we simply must stop the spread of this cancer and prevent its growths from spreading across the world.'' Clinton said he did not bridge differences with Yeltsin on Chechnya in a bilateral meeting, but he tempered criticism of Russian action in his conference speech with expressions of understanding and admiration for the Russian leader. ``He was very vigorous and so was I,'' Clinton told reporters of the talks. ``We have a very good personal chemistry, but it didn't stop us from our clear disagreement here.'' He balanced his speech with an acknowledgment that Russia had a right to combat terrorism and a conciliatory tribute to Yeltsin for his defiant resistance from atop a tank of a coup attempt in the dying days of the Soviet Union in 1991. ``If they had put you in jail instead of electing you president I would hope that every leader of every country around this table would have stood up for you and for freedom in Russia and not said 'well, that is an internal Russian affair that we cannot be a part of,''' Clinton said. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Yakushkin told Reuters that Yeltsin had cut short his stay in Istanbul because Western countries had refused to sign a European Security Charter as originally planned Thursday, to hold out for concessions on Chechnya. ``Since there is no signing ceremony today, we have decided to leave a bit earlier. We are leaving directly now,'' he said. Yeltsin spent barely five minutes with French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder although they had been scheduled to meet for 45 minutes. He proposed a trilateral meeting in Paris on Dec. 21 instead. Both European leaders had used their summit speeches to slam Russia's seven-week-old military offensive and urge him to seek a political solution. Chirac called the offensive ``a tragic error'' and Schroeder said war was the wrong means to combat terrorism. Chechnya Dwarfs Pipeline, Balkans The Chechnya crisis dominated day one of the summit, meant to chart principles and a role for the OSCE in the 21st century. It overshadowed the signing in Clinton's presence of four preliminary agreements to study building a $2.4 billion pipeline to pump Caspian Basin oil and gas from Baku in Azerbaijan to Ceyhan on Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan. The controversial project to build the 1,081-mile pipeline is part of a long-term U.S plan to bring Caspian hydrocarbons to the West while shutting out Russia and Iran. But it still faces serious hurdles, notably a shortage of finance and a lack of sufficient oil to make it commercially viable yet. ==================================================== From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Nov 19 20:14:23 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA32589 for ; Fri, 19 Nov 1999 20:14:22 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA03272; Fri, 19 Nov 99 18:05:20 -0500 Message-Id: <9911192305.AA03272@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Svistunenko, Dimitri A" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: A 3-year postdoctoral position in Britain Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 14:26:20 -0000 Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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, This is an ad about an opening at the University of Essex, Those who are interested please get in touch directly with Dr Nelson Fernandez Tel./fax 00 44 (1206) 87 3330 Office (Direct line) Tel. 00 44 (1206) 87 3787 Laboratory Fax 00 44 (1206) 87 2592 Department E-mail nelson@essex.ac.uk and not me Dimintri Svistunenko SENIOR RESEARCH OFFICER _____________________________________________________________ Department of Biological Sciences A 3-year postdoctoral research officer funded by the Wellcome Trust is available in the Cell Biology and Biophysics group of the Department. The appointee will have responsibility for a new flow cytometer and confocal microscope and will be involved in projects associated with the analysis of cell-surface and intracellular receptors and nuclear proteins using immunological assays and fluorescence probes. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. and have an active research interest in the applications of either flow cytometry or confocal microscopy -preferably both. The appointee will be part of a larger group studying receptors using imaging techniques. Appointment to this post will be on the scaleA316,266 - A324,479 per annum. Further informal enquiries about this post may be made to Dr Nelson Fernandez (01206 873330; e-mail: nelson@essex.ac.uk) or Professor Richard Cherry (01206 872244. Application details may be obtained by telephoning Colchester (01206) 872462 (24 hours) quoting reference R/574, by e-mail to staffing@essex.ac.uk, or by writing to the Personnel Section, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ. Closing date: (4 weeks after the day of publication) University of Essex Please quote job reference no. R/574 in your application. _____________________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Nov 24 20:13:49 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA15210 for ; Wed, 24 Nov 1999 20:13:49 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA21988; Wed, 24 Nov 99 19:17:13 -0500 Message-Id: <9911250017.AA21988@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "ilia shor" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: searching for job Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 09:12:37 PST Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi everyone, We are living in Israel and wone a Green Card. We are looking for jobs in US (NJ/MA area). I'm a UNIX System Administrator and have 3 years of experience in this field. Below is a summary of qualifications : COMPUTER SKILLS: Hardware: HP(700/800),SPARC and Ultra machines,VME Computer languages: Perl, UNIX shells: sh, csh, tcsh, awk,Make, C: - knowledge sufficient to debug and fix compilation errors of Freeware (mostly GNU) tools. Software: TCL/TK UNIX: I have tree years user and system administration experience with Unix. Full time System administration is on: HP-UX 9.05, 10.10, 10.20 SPARC and Ultra machines/SunOS, Solaris 2.5.1, 2.6 --------------------------------------------------- My husband is telecommunication engineer and looking for ENGINEERING POSITION IN THE FIELD OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS, SWITCHING, AND/OR TEST ENGINEERING in NJ/MA areas. Below is a summary of qualifications from his resume: FIVE YEARS OF MULTITASK ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF PUBLIC SWITCHING SYSTEMS BASED ON NORTEL PRODUCTS. EXPERIENCE IN TELEPHONY TECHNOLOGIES, SUCH AS TDMA, NORTEL DMS SWITCHES, E1, MFC, SS#7. EXPERIENCE IN TRAINING AND SUPERVISIONING OF USERS AND CUSTOMERS. DEVELOP AND DELIVER COURSES TO SUPPORT THE INSTALLATION, CONFIGURATION AND MAINTENANCE OF NORTEL PRODUCTS. EXPERIENCE IN TESTING OF NORTEL SWITCHES. ----------------------------------------------------------- If you can help or have any suggestions, I can send you a copy of our resumes Thank you in advance, Ira & Ilya. ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 29 22:12:43 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA28619 for ; Mon, 29 Nov 1999 22:12:43 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10146; Mon, 29 Nov 99 19:45:04 -0500 Message-Id: <9911300045.AA10146@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, 18 Nov 1999 00:05:41 -0500 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Good immigration lawer in Boston Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Thank you -Leonid Peshkin From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Nov 29 22:17:51 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA28637 for ; Mon, 29 Nov 1999 22:17:51 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA10152; Mon, 29 Nov 99 19:45:09 -0500 Message-Id: <9911300045.AA10152@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 15:16:33 -0600 From: Alexander Asanov Organization: Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University To: "Info-Russ, Broadcast" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Trip to Russia with expired Russian passport Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Expired Russian passport. Dear Netters, I need to visit Russia around Christmas time and am getting controversial information regarding passport problems. My Russian foreign passport expired one year ago. The question is: will I have problems to enter Moscow? When I was trying to reserve an Aeroflot ticket, the agent told that Aeroflot will not admit me to the flight and all other carriers will do the same. However another agent did not ask me about expiration date on my Russian passport. This is pretty common situation. How did you or your friend solve this problem? Please e-mail me at alex@ra.msstate.edu Thanks Alexander Asanov -- *************************************** Alexander N. Asanov Department of Chemistry Mississippi State University Box 9573, Miss. State, MS 39762 E-mail: alex@ra.msstate.edu Web Site: www2.msstate.edu/~alex Voice: (601) 325-7607 Fax: (601) 325-1618 *************************************** From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Nov 30 22:13:11 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA32001 for ; Tue, 30 Nov 1999 22:13:11 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA26619; Tue, 30 Nov 99 20:27:49 -0500 Message-Id: <9912010127.AA26619@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 13:11:48 -0600 From: Boris To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Medical insurance Content-Type: text/plain; charset=koi8-r Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Howdy, We are inviting a person from Russia for a few weeks visit. The question is whether there is any dependable and at the same time affordable insurance for such a short time. Any advice would be very appreciated. Please, reply directly to my e-mail address: bgs1234@acxrd.chem.tamu.edu Boris

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From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Dec 1 18:16:58 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id SAA02088 for ; Wed, 1 Dec 1999 18:16:57 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12195; Wed, 1 Dec 99 17:00:28 -0500 Message-Id: <9912012200.AA12195@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 07:26:09 -0800 From: Simon236 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: otkazniks history Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 Dr. Albert Horwath of Ohio State University. I am compiling a book on the history of emigration from the Soviet Union. I am particularly focused on 'otkazniks', on the KGB battles with those wanted to flee, etc. Can anybody provide me with a more or less full list of scientists who was threaten to deprive and/or actually deprived their doctorate degrees when they applied for emigration? How exactly the procedure used to be performed: denouncing the diplomas, burning dissertations or what? References to any sources of information including live witnesses are greatly appreciated. Spasiibo! Al simon236@pop.erols.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 3 18:12:49 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id SAA08311 for ; Fri, 3 Dec 1999 18:12:48 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14908; Fri, 3 Dec 99 16:12:15 -0500 Message-Id: <9912032112.AA14908@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 07:59:07 -0800 To: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Vlad Shkurkin Subject: INFO-RUSS: Zocor Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Thanks, Vlad Shkurkin shkurkin@ix.netcom.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 3 18:17:04 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id SAA08326 for ; Fri, 3 Dec 1999 18:16:53 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA14914; Fri, 3 Dec 99 16:12:21 -0500 Message-Id: <9912032112.AA14914@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Asya Shkolnik" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: job Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 12:51:54 PST Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 graduating from CCNY in a week and looking for a job in NYC. If you think you might help or have any suggestions, I will appreciate if you could get in touch with me. My major is web-design/Multimedia. Below is a summary of qualifications: Graphic Design Skills: Adobe Photoshop 5.0, Adobe Illustrator 8.0, Adobe ImageReady, FreeHand 8, HTML, Dreamweaver, Flash, Director 7, GIF Animation, Fireworks, QuarkXPress, Page Maker, Video and Sound Editing. My resume is available. Any advice will be appreciated. :) Thanks, Asya asya_shkolnik@hotmail.com ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 3 18:33:09 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id SAA08382 for ; Fri, 3 Dec 1999 18:33:09 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA15149; Fri, 3 Dec 99 17:24:12 -0500 Message-Id: <9912032224.AA15149@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, 3 Dec 99 17:20:50 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Happy Hannukha Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Greeting from the coordinator:-) Just want to wish you Happy Hannukha, folks. Whether your star has six points, or five or four, you can enjoy it all the same (back in Moscow we used to celebrate on all the available occasions; "esli ya chego reshil, to vyp'yu ob'yazatel'no", right?) Let your dreidel come to a stop on the winning side (:-). Shalom, -- Alex Kaplan, INFO-RUSS owner/coordinator sasha@super.ece.jhu.edu From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 6 18:12:44 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id SAA18400 for ; Mon, 6 Dec 1999 18:12:44 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02662; Mon, 6 Dec 99 16:56:57 -0500 Message-Id: <9912062156.AA02662@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 13:03:35 -0800 From: Mark Usach Subject: INFO-RUSS: Mark's MSG To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 INFO-RUSSers, An IBM AS400 RPG programmer-analyst with 14 years of experience is looking for a job in Great Los Angeles area. Any leads will be greatly appreciated. Contact: E-mail: USA38M@pacbell.com Ph: 818 340-0296 Thanks, Mark USA38M@pacbell.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 6 18:23:34 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id SAA18431 for ; Mon, 6 Dec 1999 18:23:33 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02674; Mon, 6 Dec 99 16:59:15 -0500 Message-Id: <9912062159.AA02674@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Sun, 05 Dec 1999 12:54:29 +0000 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Prof. Michael Urbakh" Subject: INFO-RUSS: Postdoc position in Israel Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 immediately 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, list of publications 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: urbakh@post.tau.ac.il and klafter@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 6 18:34:27 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id SAA18456 for ; Mon, 6 Dec 1999 18:34:27 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02680; Mon, 6 Dec 99 16:59:21 -0500 Message-Id: <9912062159.AA02680@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Photini Henderson" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: coats to Odessa Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 07:51:13 PST Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 need help! If anyone in Boston or with knowledge and experience about shipping to this area can write to me at mhen_derson@yahoo.com, or mhen_derson@hotmail.com we would appreciate it. In Christ, Photini Help Please: I have a friend at Church (Monika) who has collected coats, very warm coats, has collected $'s to help ship them, and is collecting gloves & hats to go with each coat. She has also crocheted a scarf for each coat. We are getting the Church School children to write letters to the children who will receive each coat. Ms. Monika is trying to make arrangements to send them to an orphanage in Odessa of the Ukraine because of correspondence of one of our new immigrant families with their family in Odessa. Can anyone provide information on how we can ship them, for less? So far UPS, for charity work, will send them for $200 and some $'s. We just discovered (long story) that the director of the orphanage happens to be in Boston right now....we are trying to find a way to contact him so maybe he can return to Odessa carrying some of the coats with him. There is also a concern that we may need to pay duty on the coats when they arrive in Odessa. We are open to any suggestions. Please advise. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Baltimore, MD. ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 7 18:13:19 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id SAA21530 for ; Tue, 7 Dec 1999 18:13:18 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA19587; Tue, 7 Dec 99 16:50:16 -0500 Message-Id: <9912072150.AA19587@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 job in New York Date: Tue, 07 Dec 1999 07:47:28 PST Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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! This email is on behalf of my mother who is looking for job of Administrative assistant in New York. She has 4 years of experience in USA as administrative assistant, also she did billing for her company. I would be thankful for information about any openings. Greg g_elbert@hotmail.com ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 10 20:12:42 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA31936 for ; Fri, 10 Dec 1999 20:12:39 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08462; Fri, 10 Dec 99 18:10:57 -0500 Message-Id: <9912102310.AA08462@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Vladimir Kushnir" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Moscow Madness Date: Wed, 08 Dec 1999 08:24:53 PST Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 Info-Russians: I've just finished reading a book "Moscow Madness" by Tim Harper. It is a real life story about U.S. businessman who decided to do business in Moscow in 1991-1998. I could not put it down for several days. Have fun. Vladimir vkus@hotmail.com ______________________________________________________ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 10 20:16:36 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA31960 for ; Fri, 10 Dec 1999 20:16:35 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08468; Fri, 10 Dec 99 18:11:01 -0500 Message-Id: <9912102311.AA08468@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Job announcement: Computer Networking Research Date: Wed, 08 Dec 1999 11:01:16 +0000 From: Alex Poylisher Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 Computer Networking Research Department at Telcordia Technologies (formerly known as Bell Communications Research, or Bellcore) in Morristown, New Jersey, is seeking researchers in the area of Internet Architectures and Protocols. Major areas of interest in the department include, but are not limited to, the following topics: - Integrated and differentiated quality of service - Internet performance and monitoring - Internet Telephony-based applications - Mobile wireless internetworking - Network security, survivability and information assurance - IP-based virtual private networks - Internet architecture scalability and evolution - New Internet paradigms: active networks, self-organizing networks, next-generation Internet - Distributed systems management The department currently has more than twenty full-time research staff and has several new positions available to meet the growing needs for research on these topics. Candidates should have or soon expect to have a Ph.D. or M.S. and some research experience in a related discipline. For our purposes, an old-style Soviet diploma (received after 5-5.5 years of study and an independent project) qualifies as a Master's. These are NOT software development positions -- genuine interest in research (read "play") IS required, as are analytical skills. I work in the department and would be able to answer specific questions about these vacancies. Russian, CIS, Baltic, or Israeli citizenship is NOT a problem. More information about Telcordia's Applied Research division is available at www.telcordia.com/research. If this sounds interesting to you, direct your questions or resume to sher@research.telcordia.com. Alex Poylisher From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 10 22:42:04 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA32238 for ; Fri, 10 Dec 1999 22:41:59 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA08456; Fri, 10 Dec 99 18:10:50 -0500 Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Precedence: bulk Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA07064; Fri, 10 Dec 99 13:14:35 -0500 Message-Id: <9912101814.AA07064@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> From: INFO-RUSS@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Fri, 10 Dec 99 13:14:34 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Gudermas in Chechnya Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/inforuss.html To post, or to subscribe/unsubscribe, mail to info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu INFO-RUSS assumes no responsibility for the information/views of its users. --------------------------------------------------------------------- A trip to Gudermes by Elizabeth Palmer - CBC News Moscow During the last week of November, the Russian military invited a group of about 50 foreign journalists to fly to what they call the "liberated zones" of Chechnya. In other words, the areas that the Russian army had bombed and then taken control of in the offensive against Chechen rebels that began this September. Specifically, the military wanted to take us to the town of Gudermes which is the second biggest city in Chechnya after the capital, Grozny. Gudermes had been surrendered to the Russian forces in early November without a shot being fired, in spite of heavy bombing all around the region. The local muftis, the Islamic elders, had negotiated the surrender; the deal was that the Russians would not bomb the city in return for a guarantee that there would be no Chechen rebels left inside the city limits when the Russian soldiers arrived. Foreign journalists, for the most part, have not been allowed to see what's happening on the ground in Chechnya although Russian journalists are granted regular access to military camps, officials and operations. Of course, the Russian media coverage of this war - in sharp contrast to the last Chechen war which was fought between 1994 and 1996 - has been largely uncritical and often jingoistic. Not a single major political leader opposes this conflict, and polls show that a majority of Russian citizens approve of it too. The Russians have established a central information centre in Moscow for journalists covering the Chechen conflict. It was the staff of Rosinformsenter that took the foreign journalists to Chechnya on an Aeroflot charter plane. The trip was a logistical fiasco. In fact, if the Russians have been bombing with the same precision as they planned this trip, it's no surprise that there have been so many civilian casualties. The plane took off from Moscow five hours late (allegedly because of bad weather), and landed at the main Chechen military operations base in Mosdoc late in the afternoon. We stood around on the runway in the rain while the general in charge disappeared. Two hours later, he came back and announced that there were not enough tents in Mosdoc to accommodate us. We would have to move on. Two soldiers strained to roll ancient mobile stairs back to the airplane. The wheels needed oiling and the soldiers spent 20 minutes backing and pushing, trying to line up the top step with the door. Limited success. Fifty journalists leaped across the gap back onto the plane. We took off for Mahatchkala, the capital of Dagestan, on the Caspian Sea. It was dark when we landed. An 18-seater mini-bus was waiting to transport 40 of us, with our tripods, lights, cameras and luggage to the Hotel Leningrad 30 kilometres away. Half the group crowded onto the bus. The rest of us sat down on the chipped concrete porch to wait, and eat the last of Aeroflot's in-flight bread and sausage. Eventually, another couple of army trucks drove up out of the night to take us to town. I have stayed in some wretched hotels in Russia, but the Hotel Leningrad is in a class of its own. It is a multi-storeyed ruin. When you check in you still have to fill out the old Soviet-era inquisition registration forms. (In what city do you have permission to live? How did you get here? Why do you want to stay?) The wind howled through the cracks of my eighth-floor room. I unrolled my sleeping bag on top of the grubby sheets and surveyed the pubic hairs in the bath and the cockroaches on the walls. Then I tried to flush away the condom that was floating in my toilet, but it wouldn't go. The Reuters correspondent had a condom in his room too, but his had been washed out and was hanging out to dry on the edge of the bath. We found the woman with flashing gold teeth who was in charge of room keys and vodka sales. A dollar bought us enough vodka to send us off to sleep. The next morning we reboarded buses and trucks for the trip back to the Mahatchkala airport. The ramp was down on a gigantic cargo helicopter (the kind Russians call "the Cow") and we tramped up into its great belly. There were just a few fold-down metal seats along the side of the beast - no seat belts - so most of the journalists perched on a mountain of packsacks and video gear for the hour-long flight to Gudermes. The Russian co-pilot carefully lowered all the shades over the portholes so we couldn't do any aerial spying as we flew over the bomb-pocked landscape. In Gudermes, a paratroop regiment was waiting for us in a neat camp which they told us was three days old. They were warmly dressed, and appeared to have well maintained equipment. The soldiers were living and eating in tents, their tanks and field artillery trained on a patch of woods across the valley. The soldiers told us they had not been fired on, but occasionally they shot toward the woods where their commanders suspected Chechen rebel fighters were hiding. "They just tell us where to point the guns," said one young soldier, "and we point them - and shoot." It is impossible to know how much of a Potemkin camp this was, mounted solely as a show-piece for the foreign media. The whole time we were in the camp, we could hear the boom of heavy artillery in the valley and toward the villages lying to the east, in the direction of the capital, Grozny. The colonel in charge of the regiment was a Russian of Korean descent, Col. Yuri Pavlovich Em. He first told us that it was part of a training exercise, but later admitted that it was an assault designed to root out Chechen rebel fighters hiding in the villages lying to the east of the camp, in the direction of Grozny. Col. Em also told us the soldiers were receiving 810 rubles a day in the combat zone (about 45 Canadian dollars). Later on, some of the soldiers told us they had not actually seen their wages since arriving in Chechnya. It is not clear whether the soldiers will receive the promised rubles, or how long the army may delay paying them. (Overdue, or simply unpaid, wages have been a chronic problem for conscripts in the cash-starved Russian army for several years.) The Chechen war is thought to be costing Russia about $150 million US a month. The roads into Gudermes are lined with bombed-out apartment buildings, but they're left over from the last war. Hundreds of families have been living in the jagged ruins for four years now as their society decayed into lawlessness around them. Chechnya won de facto independence from Russia after the last war and, according to the peace deal signed by the two countries, Russia was to invest money helping Chechnya rebuild. That never happened and by 1999, Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov could not control the feuding warlords who financed their fiefdoms with kidnap ransoms and profits from smuggling everything from oil to guns. In the town square, two hundred or so Chechens were gathered, waiting for a representative from Moscow to arrive and restore electricity to the city for the first time in ten weeks. They spoke freely to us in spite of the constant presence of Russian troops patrolling on foot as well as in tanks and armoured cars. The people described their resentment at seeing the Russian soldiers back in their streets. What about Chechen independence? It felt as elusive now as it did before the last war, they said. Most of all, they spoke about their children and their need for stability, school and decent food. The Chechen people of Gudermes are ground down and exhausted. When we asked "Did the Chechen fighters really leave when you asked to avoid having the town bombed?", it provoked an argument. Some said "Yes, and they went quietly because there were too few of them to defend Gudermes against the Russians anyway". Others disagreed furiously, saying "Tell the truth - they left us in the lurch. They abandoned us and ran away." Evidently, the rebels in this conflict don't have the almost universal support of the population that the rebels enjoyed in the first war. This, though, is not a war of independence and many Chechens are worried about the brand of Wahhabite Islam that the current rebels pay at least lip service to. The milling crowd in the town square suddenly surged toward the old war monument to the Unknown Soldier. There is such a monument in almost every Russian city, usually with an eternal flame burning. However successive waves of Chechen wars had snuffed the Gudermes monument's flame long ago. Today, though, the political insider and head of Russia's giant energy conglomerate, Anatoly Chubais, had come to relight the flame. The message to the residents was clear: "If you allow the Russians back into Chechnya, they will bring gas, electricity and political favours." As soon as the flame was burning brightly and the citizens were returning to their ruined homes, we were hustled back onto the trucks to the airfield, and from there by helicopter back to the waiting plane in Mahatchkala. Our flight back to Moscow should have taken two and a half hours. It took seven because the military couldn't afford to refuel our plane in Mahatchkala where there was no discount fuel available, so we had to fly all the way across the Caucasian isthmus to Krasnodar where there was a cheap fuel dump. The forty-hour long tour of Chechnya with the Russian army had yielded about four hours of reporting on Chechen soil. In a war like this, where access to the front is so restricted and no one knows much about the rebels (how many there are, where they are and how well equipped they are), any glimpse of both fighters and civilians is useful - but in this case it was all frustratingly superficial and fast. It may be the best I'm going to get, though. The Russian army, presumably suffering from an attack of misplaced chivalry, has just announced that it is no longer taking women correspondents to the conflict because they can't accommodate us properly. =========================================================== From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Dec 15 20:13:02 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA17583 for ; Wed, 15 Dec 1999 20:13:01 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27554; Wed, 15 Dec 99 18:34:25 -0500 Message-Id: <9912152334.AA27554@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: friedman@ultra.math.uah.edu Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 21:30:52 -0600 From: "Mark J. Friedman" To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: looking for graduate students in Applied Mathematics. Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 interested in good graduate students for our PhD program in Applied Mathematics. My research interests: Numerical bifurcation theory, Numerical PDEs, Applied dynamical systems. Our Department has currently available teaching assistanships. See http://www.math.uah.edu/ and On-line TA Applications for more info. Mark Friedman (FizTech 71) 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 FAX: (256) 890-6173 http://www.math.uah.edu/friedman/ From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Wed Dec 15 20:21:58 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA17644 for ; Wed, 15 Dec 1999 20:21:58 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA27560; Wed, 15 Dec 99 18:34:30 -0500 Message-Id: <9912152334.AA27560@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: Wed, 15 Dec 99 18:29:05 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Chechens Repel Russian Assault Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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It was the first time Russian armored forces had tried to move into Grozny since federal troops encircled the city last month - an indication that Russian commanders were stepping up their efforts to capture it. Seven Russian tanks and eight armored personnel carriers managed to get into the square, about two miles from the center of Grozny. The Russian troops apparently became confused and were later trapped, making it easier for the rebel fighters to attack the convoy. The Russian Defense Ministry had no immediate information on the attack. Rebel casualties apparently were few. The raid came as Russian forces continued to shell the city around the clock. Plumes of black smoke rose over the city's devastated center as salvos of Russian shells screamed overhead, exploding in bright flashes of red and orange. Earlier in the day, a top military official in Moscow predicted that Grozny would be taken in ``a matter of days,'' and that the Russians would completely defeat the militants by February. But the rebels expressed confidence Wednesday. Grozny mayor Lechi Dudayev said the fighters ``are afraid of nothing but Allah.'' Russian forces now control 60 percent of Chechnya, and it will take two to three months to defeat the estimated 12,000 to 15,000 rebels throughout the breakaway republic, said Gen. Valery Manilov, first deputy chief of the Russian General Staff. The Russian military's march across Chechnya so far has faced limited resistance from the outgunned militants, who have repeatedly retreated rather than wage full-scale ground battles. But Lechi Islamov, a senior Chechen commander in Grozny, told The Associated Press that rebel forces had repulsed six Russian ground attacks in the north and southeast of the city during the past 24 hours. Several thousand militants are well-entrenched in the battered capital, where they have been preparing for weeks for a Russian assault. The rebels have a wealth of experience in guarding against Russian attacks on Grozny. Chechen fighters fiercely defended the capital at the beginning of the 1994-96 war against Russia and recaptured the city near the end of the conflict. However, if Russia's superior firepower overwhelms the rebels, as many predict, the militants will retreat to southern Chechnya and wage guerrilla warfare from the mountains. Islamov said rebel groups outside the city are finding it difficult to send reinforcements and supplies through the Russian lines encircling the city. >From 10,000 to 40,000 hungry civilians are believed to be trapped in the city, many too old and infirm to make the dangerous journey through Russian shelling out of the capital. The Emergency Situations Ministry said almost 3,000 civilians had left the city since Saturday, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported. But reporters say they have seen only small numbers of people straggling out. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said the Russians would first complete the ``anti-terrorist operation'' and would then look to solve ``political problems by political means,'' according to his spokesman, Mikhail Kuzhukhov. Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu said he was ready to hold talks with Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov to discuss evacuating civilians from Grozny. ``I am ready for contacts with Maskhadov, or the devil himself, to provide for the safety of the peaceful population,'' Shoigu said. According to Islamov, more than 100 Russian soldiers have been killed in the past two days of fighting and 86 civilians have died in Grozny due to Russian shelling over the past 10 days. The figures could not be independently confirmed, and both sides routinely exaggerate casualty claims. Amid strong international criticism of Russia's military campaign, Knut Vollebaek, chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, offered to mediate a cease-fire. ``We need to find a political solution,'' Vollebaek said Wednesday in Ingushetia, the Russian region bordering Chechnya that has taken in the vast majority of the refugees. From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Fri Dec 17 20:12:26 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA25725 for ; Fri, 17 Dec 1999 20:12:26 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA29328; Fri, 17 Dec 99 19:24:27 -0500 Message-Id: <9912180024.AA29328@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 20:27:36 -0500 (EST) From: Mikhail Noginov To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Graduate Study in Materials Science Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Research project areas include the Czochralski growth of dielectric laser-related crystals, the synthesis of polymers and thin films (inorganic and organic), optical and laser spectroscopy, EPR spectroscopy, and NMR spectroscopy. Students in the program are supported at the rate of $21,250 per year (including $18,000 stipend and $3,250 paid tuition). Opportunities for continued support for doctoral study through a seamless transition to the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and College of William and Mary are also available. Applications can be obtained from and should be submitted to: Dr. Larry Mattix, Director Center for Materials Research Norfolk State University 700 Park Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504 lmattix@nsu.edu Questions can also be addressed to Mikhail A. Noginov at mnoginov@nsu.edu (do not simply reply) Mikhail A. Noginov ****************************** From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 21 18:12:41 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id SAA04958 for ; Tue, 21 Dec 1999 18:12:41 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01831; Tue, 21 Dec 99 16:06:10 -0500 Message-Id: <9912212106.AA01831@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Fedorov" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: graduate programs in Aeronautical Science Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 13:10:57 +0200 Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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Dmitry dfedorov@glasnet.ru From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 21 18:16:31 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id SAA04966 for ; Tue, 21 Dec 1999 18:16:25 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA01837; Tue, 21 Dec 99 16:06:22 -0500 Message-Id: <9912212106.AA01837@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, 21 Dec 99 13:06:55 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Heil KGB! Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). 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PG (Radio Liberty, 12/20/99) From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 27 14:31:30 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id OAA19886 for ; Mon, 27 Dec 1999 14:31:29 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02213; Mon, 27 Dec 99 12:17:08 -0500 Message-Id: <9912271717.AA02213@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Tikiluck19@aol.com Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 02:26:20 EST Subject: INFO-RUSS: Russian Orphans To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 past summer, I was involved as a volunteer translator for an organization called Kidsave International, that raised money which enabled 193 older kids from orphanages in Russia to come to the United States, stay with American families and go to day camp. The purpose was to get all of the children adopted. So far 94% have found permanent families and will have a future they could never have dreamed of without this program. In the summer of 2000 Kidsave wants to find parents for 350 more children.. This holiday season Kidsave is trying to raise money to sponsor Russian orphans to come to the United States, live with an American family and get adopted. It costs $3500 to sponsor one child, but every little bit helps. You can give by writing a check to Kidsave International (they are a 501(c)(3) so it's all tax deductible) You can mail it to Kidsave International 2122 P. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. They'll take credit card payments, gifts of stock, artwork and used cars too!! Any donation helps. Finally, Kidsave is looking for homes for ten children age 3 -11 who have not yet found families: Girls: 10 -year old Irina and 8 -year olds Sveta and Natalya, Boys: 7- year olds Vladimir and Ignat and 11-year old Vitalik Siblings: 8-year old Yevdokim and his 4-year old brother, Vasily and 6-year old Anya and her 3-year old brother. If any of you have it in your hearts this holiday season to consider being a parent to a child without a family, or know anyone who wants to adopt, please e-mail me at Tikiluck19@aol.com for more information. Thanks so much for your consideration and Happy Holidays. Sincerely, Marina Ayzenstein Tikiluck19@aol.com From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Dec 27 14:42:08 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id OAA19928 for ; Mon, 27 Dec 1999 14:42:08 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA02207; Mon, 27 Dec 99 12:17:02 -0500 Message-Id: <9912271717.AA02207@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 14:05:52 +0200 To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: Ilya Ioslovich Subject: INFO-RUSS: Post-doctoral position in Sweden Status: O --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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 from Per-Olof Gutman peo@techunix.technion.ac.il To: agrilya@techunix.technion.ac.il Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 13:54:06 +0200 Contributed by Per-Olof Gutman (peo@math.kth.se) Post-Doctoral position The Division of Optimization and Systems Theory, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, has an opening for a Post Doctoral Fellow within the research program "Process modeling, operator training simulation and optimization applied to paper board manufacturing". The project is a joint project between the Division of Optimization and Systems Theory; the Division of Automatic Control, Royal Institute of Technology AssiDomE4n Carton Board Ltd, Fr=F6vi; AssiDom=E4n Development,= SkE4rblacka; Dynasim Ltd, Lund; and Solvina Ltd, Gothenburg, all in Sweden, and is partially funded by the Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technical Development: The aim of the proposed research is to integrate existing models of the paper board manufacturing process at AssiDomE4n Carton Board AB, together with on-line identification routines, into a comprehensive Modelica model, with the purpose of interactive operator simulation and operator assisted optimization of important quality variables. Dynamic models based on physical and grey-box principles will be developed for those sub-processes for which suitable models do not exist. A library of reusable model components for process applications will be developed in the ew modeling language Modelica. A Modelica tool will be extended with features for operator training simulation. Such a simulation tool will enable the paper board industry to validate proposed process modifications, test control strategies, train operators, and enhance process understanding resulting in less raw material usage and decreased environmental impact. The Post-Doctoral position is open for immediate occupancy, and preferrably before the end of September 1999. The salary is tax free for non-Swedish nationals. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be stationed at the Royal Institute of Technology, or Dynasim, or AssiDomE4n Development, depending on his/her research interests, while maintaining intimate contact with the other partners. A suitable candidate should have a Ph.D.-degree in Automatic Control, or Process Control or Systems Theory or Optimization, or Mathematical Modelling or Identification or Paper Chemistry or Paper Manufacturing. The research work, leading to publications in internationally renowned journals, may get an applied or theoretical emphasis, according to the interests of the Post Doctoral Fellow. In any case, the research is meant to significantly contribute to the integration of advanced methods in the chosen area with real life carton board manufacturing process control. Hence the suitable candidade should be fascinated and have a keen interest in this integration. For more information, please turn to Professor Per-Olof Gutman, (peo@math.kth.se), or Dr. Hilding Elmquist, Dynasim AB (elmqvist@dynasim.se), or Professor Anders Lindquist, Division of Optimization and Systems Theory, Royal Institute of Technology (alq@math.kth.se). Dr. Ilya Ioslovich Adjunct Associate Professor Faculty of Agricultural Engineering Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa, Israel tel.: +972-4-8294254 (office) +972-4-8200467 (home) fax: + 972-4-8221529 Homepage http://techunix.technion.ac.il/~agrilya From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Tue Dec 28 22:12:13 1999 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id WAA23530 for ; Tue, 28 Dec 1999 22:12:13 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA18639; Tue, 28 Dec 99 19:54:54 -0500 Message-Id: <9912290054.AA18639@smarty.ece.jhu.edu> Errors-To: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Sender: INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu From: "Sergei Nirenburg" To: Subject: INFO-RUSS: Jobs at New Mexico Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 22:36:53 -0700 Status: OR --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is INFO-RUSS broadcast (1000+ subscribers). Home page, information, and archives: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Jobs Available at New Mexico State University JAVA, C++, PERL PROGRAMMERS FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE APPLICATIONS The Computing Research Laboratory New Mexico State University has multiple openings for software engineers to join one of CRL's R&D teams working on cross-lingual information retrieval, information extraction, machine translation, text summarization, knowledge elicitation from human users, intelligent agent environments and other advanced applications of natural language processing. Excellent programming skills are expected. We work predominantly in Java and C++ but also use Perl, Javascript and C. Knowledge of these languages a plus. But readiness and ability to learn new languages or environments are a must. Similarly, knowledge of natural language processing applications is a plus, but desire and ability to learn about the content of CRL applications are a must. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. CRL is a world leader in R&D in multilingual text processing applications. Its staff of about 50 includes 15 full-time Ph.D.-level researchers as well as software engineers, language specialists and graduate research assistants. For information about CRL, please visit our Web site: http://crl.nmsu.edu. Please send a resume, the names of at least three referees and a statement of purpose to Sergei Nirenburg (sergei@crl.nmsu.edu). If you need to use the snail mail, the address is: Sergei Nirenburg, Director Computing Research Lab New Mexico State University Box 30001, Dept. 3CRL Las Cruces, NM 88003 USA sergei@crl.nmsu.edu NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER From INFO-RUSS-request@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Mon Jan 17 20:11:09 2000 Return-Path: Received: from smarty.ece.jhu.edu (smarty.ece.jhu.edu [128.220.14.60]) by epsilon.ece.jhu.edu (8.9.3/8.8.7) with SMTP id UAA13556 for ; Mon, 17 Jan 2000 20:11:09 -0500 Received: by smarty.ece.jhu.edu (5.61/1.18jrs) id AA12271; Mon, 17 Jan 00 19:03:12 -0500 Message-Id: <10001180003.AA12271@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: Mon, 17 Jan 100 18:55:13 EST To: info-russ@smarty.ece.jhu.edu Subject: INFO-RUSS: Y2K bited info-russ... 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