Channels, edited by Richard Upjohn, is an annual publication listing work and service opportunities with over 100 nonprofit organizations in the former Soviet Union. Highlighting openings for students, teachers, attorneys, entrepreneurs, doctors, and other professionals, it is available for $15 from the Center for Civil Society, which also produces Civil Society--East and West. This monthly publication provides current information and resources for building relationships between private organizations in the United States and those in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Annual subscriptions to Civil Society--East and West, are $25. Contact:
Disput: Istoriko-filosofskii religiovedcheskii zhurnal (Dispute: Historical, Philosophical, Research Studies Journal)
is an unusually wide-ranging, thought-provoking new publication in the
Russian "thick" journal tradition. It provides a platform for both
Russian and non-Russian and Orthodox and non-Orthodox opinion on
religion, philosophy, and history. Special emphases include Christian
apologetics and the relationship of the world of learning and the world
of faith. The first three issues treat readers to an Academy of
Science-authored modern Russian translation of the Old Testament books
of Genesis (no. 1, January-March, 1992, and no. 2, April-June, 1992)
and Exodus (no. 3, July-September, 1992);. Orthodox contributions by
Metropolitan Kyril of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, Vyacheslav Polosin, and
Irina Ratushinkaya; well-known Soviet atheist writers A.I. Klibanov and
L.N. Mitrokhin; and an eclectic variety of Western Catholic (G.K.
Chesterson and Hans Kung) and Protestant authors (Charles Colson, James
Dobson, Kent Hill, Paul Mojzes, J.I. Packer, Francis Schaeffer, and
Robert Webber). The editors have plans for an annual English-language
digest of Russian contributions to Disput. Contact:
|Attn: Nikolai Shalotovsky
Zoologicheskii per., d. 10
123557 Moscow, Russia
Tel: 253-7684; fax: 352-8268
380 S. Schmale Rd., #210
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Publishers' annual catalogs often provide announcements of valuable studies on religion in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Note, for example, relevant titles carried in M.E. Sharpe's 1993 listing:
|M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
80 Business Park Dr.
Armonk, NY 10504
Tel: 800-541-6563; fax: 914-273-2106
105 Finsbury Park Rd.
London N4 2JT, England
Tel: 44-071-226-2304; fax: 44-071-354-5099
A Russian Employee Compensation Report, issued on May 13, 1993, surveys wages paid to national workers in the Russian Republic by 50 Western firms. The study gives compensation ranges for twelve positions (including interpreter/translator and driver) based on location, the company's legal classification, and industrial classification. Compensation Study Updates are scheduled for November 1993 and May 1994. For information on subscription rates, which range from $550 to $900, contact:
|The Richmark Group, Inc.
39 S. LaSalle St., 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
|ulitsa Kibalchicha 2, kv. 97
Turkic Peoples of Central Asia incorporates a wide range of short articles, primarily from mission newsletters, on the history, religion, culture, anthropology, and demographics of the mostly Muslim peoples of the Caucasus, former Soviet Central Asia, and western China. Articles, which date from 1977 to 1992, range in format from prayer appeals to footnoted academic pieces. Reproduction quality for this plastic, ring-bound handbook is adequate except for some photographs and typewritten sections. Best suited for introductory level orientation to the regions covered. Available for a suggested donation of $6 from:
EWC&MR extends its apologies to Doug Smith for an editorial error in his article, "Software in Cyrillic," EWC&MR 1 (Summer 1993), 14: "The runner-up IBM compatible program, Windows, requires a good deal of computer [not electrical] power."
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