The U.S. State Department provides continually updated consular information for East Central Europe and former Soviet republics including country description, entry requirements, medical facilities, crime information, and currency regulations. To receive travel warnings for countries abroad via electronic mail (e-mail: travel-advisories-REQUESTS@stolaf.edu) send the command: Subscribe Your Name. This information is also accessible through St. Olaf's gopher or WAIS servers. To obtain travel memos by mail send a self-addressed stamped envelope (note the country on envelope flap) to
Triad Christian Publishing is a Christian translation service and publishing house with offices in Moscow, Russia, and Corvallis, Oregon. Triad was founded by InterVarsity Press, Multnomah Press, and NavPress in 1992 in response to the new religious freedoms in Eastern Europe and the resulting increase in literature needs by Christian ministries. Its services include translation, editing, design and layout, printing, warehousing, and delivery. Triad has produced materials in Russian, Ukrainian, Latvian, Bulgarian, and Romanian. For further information contact:
|Gary Vaterlaus, President,
Corvallis, OR 97339-0851
|Joseph Goossen, Jr., Manager
1-a Obraztsovaya tipografia, "Triada"
Shluzovaya naberezhnaya 10
Moscow 113114, Russia
New resources available from Friends of Turkey include: Turkic Peoples of Central Asia, 2nd ed., 225 pp., $10; and Danny Vail, Praying for Turkic Ethnic Groups, 32 pp., $2. Campus Crusade Jesus Film videos (PAL, NTSC, and SEGAM VHS formats) are available for a suggested donation of $15 in the following languages of former Soviet republics: Tatar, Chuvash, Kurdi, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Kabardin, Kyrgyz, Uighur, Balkar, Kazakh, Tadzhik, and Uzbek. Contact:
The Evangelistic Association of Russia is both a publishing business and an outreach ministry. EAR publishes the Russian newspaper Protestant, as well as Russian monthly magazines such as Christian, Baptist, The Living Word; a quarterly Christian magazine for children; and activity books based on the Old and New Testaments with parallel Russian/English text. For a full list of available materials and costs contact:
Vice President of Ministry Relations
Georgetown, MA 01833
Mukomolny Lane 1, k. 2
123290 Moscow, Russia
Copies of papers presented at a consultation on "Integrity In Business," Kocovce, Slovakia, 11-16 March 1994, are available for $10 from
The Manual for International Book and Journal Donations by Janet Greenberg (New York: American Council of Learned Societies, 1993) profiles U.S.-based organizations contributing published materials worldwide. Each entry notes: 1) acceptable and unacceptable books and journals; 2) where distributed; and 3) whether donors can request specific destinations. Highlighted agencies facilitating book and journal gifts to the former Soviet Union and East Central Europe include Brother's Brother Foundation, International Book Bank, International Book Project, Sabre Foundation, and eleven scholarly organizations. The volume also includes an annotated bibliography and organizations directory. The Manual is available for $10 from:
World Book International (WBI) donates sets of the World Book Encyclopedia to qualifying overseas missionaries for the cost of shipping/handling ($200 per set). Only one set is sent to each location and the books must remain in the field. World Book ships to overseas locations only. For further information, contact:
New Soros Institute Assumes Custody of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Archives and Daily Report
The new Open Media Research Institute (OMRI) is gearing up in Prague to take over functions of the Research Institute of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) by the end of 1994. OMRI, a Soros Foundation organization, is taking over production of the widely distributed Daily Report news from former Communist countries. The RFE/RL Institute will close its doors in Munich as part of a drastic cutback in U.S. government spending and reordering of priorities after the end of the Cold War. RFE/RL's broadcasting facilities also will move from Munich to Prague. OMRI's goal, according to the Soros organization, is to make a wide range of information and research available to RFE/RL broadcasters, democratic leaders, and citizens of the region as well as to specialists and scholars worldwide.
OMRI will preserve and expand RFE/RL's historic archives of more than 15 million items documenting the struggle for human rights and civil liberties in Eastern Europe. The bulk of the archives, those dating back more than five years, will be moved from Munich to Budapest under the custodianship of Central European University. Those five years old or less will be located in Prague.
Edited excerpt reprinted with permission from the Center for Foreign Journalists in CFJ Clearinghouse on the Central and East European Press 16 (November 1994), 229. Contact CFJ to receive its free newsletter:
Offices of the new Open Media Research Institute are:
Na Strzi 63
14062 Prague 4
|Open Society Institute
888 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10106
A new Catalog of Christian Books in the Russian Language (Katalog khristianskikh knig na russkom iazyke) was published in Moscow in December 1994 by the Association for Spiritual Renewal (Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries in the U.S.). The 98-page bibliography includes three listings: by title, by author, and by publisher. Title entries include the fullest citations (title, author, date, Dewey decimal number when known, and pages), but unfortunately, exclude the publisher. This preliminary edition of 1,800+ citations is drawn from a larger computer data base of 2,300+ titles. Hopefully, the next edition will include descriptive annotations already included in the database. Gratis copies are being donated to Bible institutes, seminaries, and Christian publishers in the former Soviet Union. Contact:
Wheaton, IL 60189
|Assotsiatsiia Dukhovnoe Vozrozhdenie
dom 18, kv. 44
Moscow 117296 Russia
New Language Resources for Christian Interpreters
The English-Russian Dictionary of Biblical Terms (Portland: Oregon Quality Printing, 1994), edited by Nikolai Poliakov, is a 168-page listing of approximately 3,000 King James biblical terms with additional helps: common testimony phrases, a suggested sinner's prayer, lists of biblical personal and place names, and a chart listing the differences in chapter-and-verse designations between Russian and English Bibles. Cost: $10.95.
The English-Russian Dictionary for a Christian Translator (Moscow: Triad, 1994), produced by a team of lexicographers headed by Mark Makarov, offers more advanced and comprehensive coverage of theological terms, along with warnings of words to avoid to best communicate accurately through translation. This 158-page reference work contains approximately 3,000 entries. Now in its second draft edition, the final volume will be available in summer 1995. Draft copies are available on a limited basis from the Moscow office of Russian Ministries. Cost: $10.
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