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Discussion List for former Soviet Bloc Anthropology

AnthEurasia is an e-mail discussion list for the anthropology of the former Soviet Bloc. Subscribers join discussion and pool information on ideas, events and resources in the study of the culture and society of the countries of the former Soviet sphere in Asia and Eastern Europe.
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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Carnegie e-news, sent every other week, keeps you informed of the latest conferences, books, policy briefs, working papers, and news from the Carnegie Endowment. Click here for archive.

Carnegie Proliferation News provides a synopsis of top news stories related to weapons of mass destruction and missile defense every Tuesday and Thursday as well as periodic issue briefs on the top news-making issues.

Foreign Policy e-Alert offers monthly updates with links to online resources on international affairs and the latest features in Foreign Policy, the award-winning magazine of global politics, economics, and ideas.

Caspian News (Eurasia)
Caspian News (Eurasia) is the mailing list of the International Institute for Caspian Studies. Informing you on subjects regarding the socio-political and economical aspects of the Caspian Sea and all surrounding countries. Including Iran, Kazakstan, Azerbaijan, Daghestan, Russia, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, and the Caucasus. The mailing list also covers issues regarding the gas and oil industry in that region.
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Covers legal reform in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union

CEEMAN-L Mailing List
CEEMAN-L is a mailing list for business/economics faculty in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Newly-Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union. The purpose of the list is to distribute information about new funding opportunities, information and research resources, and to facilitate partnerships between western business schools and business schools in Central/Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.
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This list is devoted to the current situation in Chechnya, particularly sharing news about recent developments. It also focuses on the human rights of the victims of invasion, as well as humanitarian aid issues.
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Civil Society News and Resources for the NIS is managed by Civil Society International and is offered at no charge for those interested in issues of democracy and development in the post-Communist societies of the former Soviet Union (FSU region) and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE region). 
CivilSoc carries announcements about projects, new organizations, resources (print and electronic), job and grant opportunities, upcoming conferences and other events. Subscribers are encouraged to make their own postings, which can include queries directed to other list members, by sending them directly to:  To view prior postings to CivilSoc, visit the CivilSoc Archives.
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Economist Articles by Subject alerts notifies you whenever an article is published in The Economist on a topic of your choice. (These include Banking, Mergers, Globalisation, Economics and more). The alerts are delivered every Monday.  For subscribers only.

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The purpose of this list is to discuss geopolitical relations and the internal politics of the countries of the Central Eurasian Region, including countries of the Former Soviet Union, Balkans, formerly Communist Central Europe, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Participants are encouraged to contribute information and opinion about the region's geopolitical relations or particular countries. Emphasis will be on serious discussion and exchange of information from a comparative perspective.
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Eurasia Partners Listserve
Subscribe to the Foundation's "Eurasia Partners" electronic newsletter for current information:
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Foreign Aid Advisory examines U.S. assistance and cooperation programs with other countries, particularly with the republics of the former Soviet Union.

Foreign Policy Alert provides occasional analysis of a current issue of United States foreign policy, including Russia and China, arms control, and international treaties.

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Germans from Russia Mailing lists
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BESS-GR Bessarabian Germans from Russia Electronic Discussion Group -- an electronic discussion and communication listserve for subscribers who are interested in Germans from Russia research and family research oriented specifically to Bessarabia.

GCRA Glückstal Colonies Research Association Discussion Group -- an electronic discussion group for subscribers who are interested in Germans from Russia research and family research oriented specifically to the Glückstal Colonies of Bergdorf, Glückstal, Kassel, and Neudorf, and their daughter colonies.

GermanRussian-L A mailing list for anyone researching the genealogy of German Russians in or from South-Russia, around the Black Sea, including Bessarabia, Cherson (the Odessa province), Crimea and possibly Volhynia, and their descendants who migrated to North America, South America, Germany, and perhaps the outreaches of the former USSR. While not specifically addressed, there may be some connections in the shared history of people from the Volga region or the Caucasus also.

Ger-Poland-Volhynia SGGEE is pleased to announce that it has created a new mail list for the use of genealogists researching in Russian Poland and Volhynia. This mail list will allow you to freely interact with others in posing questions, to establish family connections, to provide answers that derive from your personal research experiences, and to learn from the successes and failures of others.

GR-GENEALOGY Germans from Russia Genealogy and Family History Electronic Discussion Group -- an electronic discussion and communication listserve for subscribers who are interested primarily in Germans from Russia genealogy and family research.

GR-HERITAGE Germans from Russia Electronic Discussion Group -- an electronic discussion and communication listserve for subscribers who are interested in Germans from Russia heritage.

GER-RUS-ARG-L Germans who migrated from Russia to Argentina. The language for the list is Spanish; however, postings in English or German are acceptable.

KRIM-GR Crimean Germans from Russia Electronic Discussion Group -- an electronic discussion and communication listoserve for subscribers who are interested in Germans from Russia research and family research oriented specifically to Crimea.

GER-VOLGA-L Germans from Russia Electronic Discussion Group -- an electronic discussion and communication listserve for subscribers who are interested in Germans from Russia in the Volga area.

Individual Volga Village Mail Lists:

 ~ email Kathy Frank Jones to join Susanntal aka Winkelmann

H-EARLYSLAVIC: Discussion list on early Slavic studies.
H-EarlySlavic is a moderate listserve for the discussion of Slavic history, literature, and culture before 1725. It is focused primarily on East Slavic (Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian) regions, though West and South Slavic areas will also be considered. H-EarlySlavic is a scholarly list: it is aimed at professional scholars and their students. The languages of the list are English, Russian, German and French. H-EarlySlavic is moderatored by Sergey Bogatyrev of the University of London.  It is advised by a board of scholars.
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H-Russia: History Discussion List
H-RUSSIA is moderated, international discussion list, set up at Michigan State University in order to provide a forum for scholars of Russian and Soviet history. There are no geographical or chronological boundaries. H-RUSSIA serves primarily to enable historians and other scholars of Russia and the Soviet Union to communicate current research and teaching interests. The nature of those communications depends largely upon the membership. We will post discussions of research methods, descriptions of archives and collections, trial balloons of innovative interpretations, and other research-oriented issues. We are eager to post questions and observations on teaching Russian and Soviet studies to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse settings. Syllabi, recommended readings, suggestions for research assignments or class discussions are all fair game.

In cooperation with publishers, H-RUSSIA solicits reviews of recently published books from its members, occasionally with response from the author posted simultaneously with the review. Our goal is to have reviews posted within two months of publication, much more quickly than print journals can manage. We also encourage members to post abstracts of papers presented at conferences and public seminars.

H-RUSSIA also posts conference announcements (including lists of sessions), calls for papers, a weekly jobs list, news of interest to the profession at large and to slavicists in particular, cross-postings from other lists, information on new software and internet resources, and a variety of other things that are pertinent to Russian and Soviet studies.

HRW News Chechnya (Human Rights Watch)
Chechnya information list of Human Rights Watch. Includes press releases, background and other information regarding the human rights situation in Chechnya and the North Caucasus. This is a read-only list.
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Idel-Ural Tatarlary
Idel-Ural Tatarlary mail group is created for the purpose of uniting Tatars, who recognize Idel-Ural (Bulgar, Kazan Khanate) as their historical motherland.
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IICS-News is the discussion list of the International Institute for Caspian Studies. In this list we will discuss the socio, economic and political situation of the Caspian Sea and related topics and regions. Covering Iran, Daghestan, Kazakstan, Kirgizstan, Azerbaijan, Russia, Afghanistan. It also covers items related to the oil and industry in that region.
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International Crisis Group
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Johnson’s Russia List

Discussion list about Karaims.
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Managing Multiethnic Communities Listserve
The list is an initiative of the LGI Managing Multiethnic Communities Project, Open Society Institute. It is aimed at serving as a clearing-house of information on news and events, publications, innovative policy initiatives and research activities relevant to ethnic relations, multicultural politics, conflict prevention in multiethnic communities of Central and Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe and the Newly Independent States.
The multiethnic list is a partner list of the COMIR, Consortium of Minority Resources.

Mental Disability Advocacy Center
Promoting and protecting the rights of people with mental health problems and/or intellectual disabilities in 28 countries of central and eastern Europe, NIS and central Asia.
MDAC's list-serve is not a discussion forum, but it is an effective tool to distribute information regarding the human rights of people with mental disability in our region. If you wish to post a message, please forward the text to, and, if the content is suitable for the site, MDAC staff will promptly post the message.
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This list is for postings jobs related to the former Soviet Union. The jobs are mostly located in the US for non-profit organizations or elsewhere in the NIS.
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This is a moderated listserv for the posting of scholarship announcements related to the former Soviet Union. Messages will include both opportunities for study at Western institutions and also institutions in the former Soviet Union.
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OECDdirect (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
A free and time-saving e-mail alert service. Once you've selected the themes that interest you, choose to receive personalized e-mails announcing new publications, statistics updates and free newsletters related to your topics of interest.
To register, first sign up to MyOECD/OECDdirect (top right-hand corner of most pages) and follow the online instructions. Select the themes that interest you, then choose from the related book/CD-Rom subject areas, periodical titles, online statistical databases and free newsletters available. Once you have registered, you'll start to receive e-mails from OECD direct only in the areas you have chosen.

This list has been set up as a discussion forum for the Post Socialist Geographies Working Party of the Institute of British Geographers, but is open to anyone with an interest post-communist transformations. The main purpose of this mailbase is to encourage dialogue between researchers working in disparate fields but with a common interest in developing theoretically-informed critical approaches to the study of the geographies of systemic transformations in post-socialist spaces.
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Discussion list of the Russian Club at MIT.
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Information exchange between Russian and East European centers at American universities.
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RFE/RL Newsline
The RFE/RL Newsline offers the latest news from the former Soviet Union and Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. It is distributed electronically Monday through Friday. To subscribe, send the message "SUBSCRIBE RFERL-L YourFirstName YourLastName" (without the quotation marks and inserting your name where shown) to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.BUFFALO.EDU  (No subject line or other text should be included.)

Russian Reform Monitor
tracks the processes of reform in the Russian Federation and American policy toward the former Soviet Union. Launched in April 1995 when the International Monetary Fund provided a $9 billion loan to Moscow, the bulletin is generally published two to three days per week.

This is a mailing list for members of the academic community studying the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and thus corresponds to the area of interest of BASEES, the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies. The mail list is organized from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham
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This is a travel discussion list for people interested in TRAVEL in the Russian Federation.
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Discussion on Slavic & E. European Languages & literatures

Tatar-L - Tatar E-Mail List
Tatar/Tatarstan culture discussion group. For Tatars and non-Tatars interested in Tatar culture, history or current affairs. We accept posts in any language, but prefer English or Tatar. You have to be a member to post, but anyone can read the archive.
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Forum for teachers of English to speakers of other languages

Usenet: bit.listserv.tesl-l 
There are also discussion subgroups (available also from LISTSERV at CUNYVM):

  • TESLCA-L   Computer assisted language learning
  • TESLEC-L   Pen-pals
  • TESLIC-L   Intercultural communication
  • TESLIE-L   Intensive English program
  • TESLIT-L   Adult education and literacy
  • TESLJB-L   Jobs and employment issues

TOL Newsletter
Transitions Online: Unique coverage of the region’s 28 post-communist countries.
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US-RFE Partnership Activity
This is a listserv of United States-Russian Far East Partnership Activity (a program implemented by FRAEC and funded by USAID), which supports changes in the RFE that will strengthen democratic society, improve the economic environment, and further integrate the RFE into the Pacific Rim. The overall goal is to provide grant funds to enhance needs-based partnerships in the region and help them move toward long-term sustainability. Subscribers to this listserv will receive announcements of program activities, grantee activities/results, and other useful information for grassroots non-profit development in the Russian Far East. The U.S.-RFE Partnership Activity welcomes your latest news, announcements, input, and ideas.  Send your submissions to!
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The electronic mailing list women-east-west is an open, unmoderated space for exchange on gender issues in Central and Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union. women-east-west also carries general announcements about the Network of East-West Women and is the main point of exchange for organizations and individual members participating in our projects.
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