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Academic Sources

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) Information about membership, meetings, publications
Bucknell University An excellent Russian history and culture site
Novosibirsk State Technical University An on-line English-Russian dictionary. Simply type the English word you need translated
Hokkaido University
Slavic Research Center
An excellent source for research on Russia and the NIS
Woodrow Wilson Int'l Center for Scholars Lots of program information on Europe and the NIS, plus Kennan Institute reports

Non-Governmental Organizations

Academy for Educational Development (AED) Educational exchanges, research, training, and policy analysis
CARE Disaster relief, educational, social, and economic development
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Advanced field research and professional training programs with Central and Eastern Europe, the NIS, China.
Mobility International USA (MIUSA) Economic and social empowerment for the disabled
National Endowment for Democracy Supports democratic institutions around the world and publishes the "Journal of Democracy"
Soros Foundations Network A wide range of programs from art and literature to education, disaster relief, and demining
Women for Women Provides support for women victims of war and genocide

Inter-Governmental Organizations

European Commission's Fifth Framework Supports research and technological development
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Supports the development and evolution of economic and social policy
World Bank Group With links to the IBRD and the Int'l Development Association (IDA)

U.S. Government Agencies

Agency for International
Development (USAID)
A wide variety of programs including health care, education, economic development, and
disaster relief
Department of Commerce Publishes Bisnis Online, the Internet source for doing business in Russia and the NIS
Central Intelligence
Agency World Factbook
For detailed country information
Peace Corps The premiere agency for
U.S. volunteer humanitarian service abroad


On-Line Services

Friends and Partners An extensive ListServ and source
for collaborative research
The David Johnson Mailing List An extensive ListServ for Russia:
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty News coverage for Europe and the NIS
Russia Today News, popular culture, interviews, and public opinion polls


The US Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Travel warnings, listings of US consulates worldide, notices about terrorism, disease, and drug trafficking.
Turkish World Aviation Flight schedules for all Central Asian airlines


On October 1, 1999, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will become part of the
U.S. Department of State. Bureau webpages are being updated accordingly. Thank you for your patience.