Dear colleagues,
I am distributing the following ankette on request of Yale Richmond.

If mail preferences are set up in your brouser, you may fill in these form and submit it directly to Yale Richmond, if not Replies to the Ankieta should be sent to Professor A. G. Yagola,
Department of Mathematics, Physical Faculty, Moscow State University,

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
With best regards. Anatoly Yagola


1. In which year(s) were you in the United States?

2. For how many months?

3. Under which program?

4. Your age at the time of your stay in the United States?

5. Were you a lecturer, researcher, graduate student (or other)?

6. Your academic or professional specialty then?

And now?

7. How did your study in the United States influence your career?
8. How did your study change your views of the United States? Of the Soviet Union (Russia)?
9. What lasting impressions of the United States do you have?
10. What contacts have you maintained with American scholars?
11. In what ways has your study abroad contributed to the changes in Russian society that have taken place since 1985?
12. Which programs should be emphasized in future exchanges?
13. Any other information you wish to share about your experience in
the United States?

Names of respondents are not requested and, in any event, will not be used in the study.


Yale Richmond is a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer who worked for more than twenty-five years on U.S.-Soviet exchanges in culture, education, science, and technology. He is the author of U.S.-Soviet Cultural Exchanges, 1958-1986: Who Wins? (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1987), a history of the exchanges. He has also written From Nyet to Da: Understanding the Russians (Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1996), a guide for Americans visiting Russia for the first time. From 1967-1969 he served as Counselor for Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, and during the 1970s as director of the Office of Soviet and East European Exchanges in the State Department's Bureau of Cultural and Educational Exchanges. He is currently doing research for a book on the results of 30 years of U.S.-Soviet cultural exchanges. Mr.Richmond's home address is 3930 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Apt. 503, Washington, DC 20008-2429, Tel/Fax: (202) 362-2325, e-mail: rtop.gif (896 bytes)