INTERNET RESOURCE LIST
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обмена информацией через электронные сети.
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настоящем выпуске мы предлагаем вниманию
читателей информацию, любезно предоставленную
нам Московским представительством АЙРЕКСа,
которому мы приносим свою благодарность.
The Internet has quickly become one of the most valuable
information-gathering tools in the world today. Although it probably cannot provide you
with all of the information you will need to adequately conduct your research, it can help
you facilitate locating the proper data and identifying other specialists to speak with
about your topic.
The most important and useful aspect of the Internet is its
interactivity. Usually pages devoted to a specific topic have direct connections or "links"
to other pages with similar themes. By simply clicking your mouse button on such a link,
you can go directly to a whole new source of information. It is likely that this page will
also have links to other pages, so the information-gathering process continues. Due to
high costs and technical restraints, it is not realistic to try and read an entire book on
the Internet. You can, however, easily discover where a particular book is located or the
contact information of the expert in your field of study.
The following list is provided to give you some ideas about where to
start looking for information on the Internet. The name of the organizations (or Web
sites) appear in the left-hand column, the Web site addresses are in the middle, and a
short description of that organization or site is found in the right-hand column of the
table. A large portion of these sites are devoted to NIS-related issues, but many are of
more general use.
Index of topics covered in this Internet Resource List:
At the end of the table is a listing of Internet sites for each of the NIS countries.
This information should be used as a starting base, but the possibilities for finding your
own information are endless.
- International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
- Committed to education in the broadest sense of the word, professional training,
institution building, technical assistance, and policy programs with the New Independent
States (NIS), Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Mongolia and China.
- United States Information Agency (USIA)
- An independent foreign affairs agency within the executive branch of the US government
that promotes a wide range of overseas information programs.
- US Agency for International Development (USAID)
- An independent federal government agency that conducts foreign assistance and
Useful NIS-Related Sites
- The American Association for the Advancement of
Slavic Studies (AAASS)
- Devoted to the study of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia.
- Center for Civil Society
- An international clearinghouse working for a continent-wide engagement of private and
local organizations with counterpart organizations in the emerging civil society of the
new states of the former Soviet Union.
- Education Information Center (EIC) http://www.useiv.ru
- Provides open access to information about the US system of education, the US university
application process, and fellowship opportunities.
- Friends and Partners
- A community of people all over the world who provide information and communications
services to promote better understanding, friendship and partnership between individuals
and organizations of the United States and countries of the Former Soviet Union.
- Friends and Partners Funding Programs
- A list of FSU funding programs from Friends and Partners system
- Glasnet Web Server
- Provides Internet-related materials in Russian and English.
- Library Catalogs
and Database for Slavic Studies
- Palms’ Portal to Eastern Europe, RF,
the Baltics and the CIS,NIS
- REEIWEB:Indiana University Russian and East
- Slavic and East
- REESWeb: Russian and East European Studies
- A comprehensive index of electronic resources on the Balkans, the Baltic states, the
Caucusus, Central Asia, Central Europe, the CIS, Eastern Europe, the NIS, the Russian
Federation, and the former Soviet Union.
NIS-Related Non-profit Organizations
- Academy for Educational Development (AED)
- An independent, non-profit service organization committed to addressing human
development needs in the United States and throughout the world. Under contracts and
grants, the Academy operates programs in collaboration with policy leaders;
non-governmental and community-based organizations; governmental agencies; international
multilateral and bilateral funders; and schools, colleges, and universities
- American Council of Teachers of Russian/American Council
for Collaboration in Education and Language Study (ACTR/ACCELS)
- Devoted to improving education, professional training, and research within and about the
Russian-speaking world and non-Russian cultures and populations in the regions of central
and eastern Europe and Eurasia
- The Center for Post-Soviet Studies
- A non-profit organization dedicated to broadening Western knowledge and understanding of
the complex events taking place in the FSU, through research, symposia and publication
Democracy Corps (CDC)
- A private non-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing U.S. private sector resources
to assist the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent
States to build democratic institutions and free market economies.
- The Center for Political and Strategic Studies
- The Eurasia Foundation
- Privately managed non-profit organization that gives grants for a variety of sustainable
- Eurasia Research Center
- Has links to pages that contain artcles, papers and commentaries on the politics,
culture, history, and social, economic, and human rights conditions of the region
- Global Fund for Women
- An international grantmaking organization which provides funds for groups that are
committed to women's well-being and full participation in society, encourages programs,
provides leadership in promoting the importance of women's participation internationally
and, gives support to women's groups working on issues that are considered, emerging,
controversial, or difficult
- The Harriman Institute
- Advances scholarly knowledge and public understanding of the complex and changing
polities, economies, societies, and cultures that have been shaped by tsarist imperial and
- Ford Foundation Moscow Office
- International non-commercial charitable organization
- Sabre Foundation
- MacArthur Foundation
- A Chicago-based, non-profit charitable foundation established in 1978.
- InterNews Russia
- International non-profit organization that supports independent media in emerging
- National Democratic Institute for
- Runs seminars and workshops for political parties and civic organizers to help
strengthen democratic institutions in the NIS
- National Endowment for Democracy
- A private, non-profit, grant-making organization created in 1983 to strengthen
democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts
- National Forum Foundation (NFF)
- Operates media, governance, and economic development training programs in Central and
Eastern Europe, employing a "hands-on," long-term, on-site approach.
- Network of East-West Women
- An international communication and resource network supporting dialogue, informational
exchange and activism among those concerned about women's swiftly changing situation in
Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
- NISHEALTH Clearinghouse
- Information on health care partnerships, health and medical educational resources, nd
NIS/CEE regional resources (including program descriptions, project reports, grants &
funding resources, and contact directory)
- Soros Foundations/Open Society Institute
- Operates and supports an array of programs and initiatives in education, civil society,
independent media, Internet and e-mail communications, publishing, human rights, arts and
culture, and social, legal, and economic reform.
- US Civilian Research and Development Foundation for
the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (CRDF)
- Fosters opportunities for collaborative projects between FSU and U.S. researchers by
encouraging the growth of productive civilian employment opportunities for former FSU
- US Institute of Peace
- Promotes education and training, research, and public information programs on means to
promote international peace and resolve international conflicts without violence
- The CIA World Factbook
- Detailed information and maps of worldwide countries
- English-Russian, Russian-English
- Allows you to type in English or Russian words and it gives you the equivalent in the
- Human-Languages Page
- A comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet Resources, including online
language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, and translation services.
- Index of On-line Dictionaries
- An index of dictionaries, translators, and grammars covering over 80 languages.
- NetAccess Worldwide
- Lists Internet Access Providers in the NIS.
- Spectrum Virtual University
- A WWW-based application that simulates a virtual reality classroom complete with a
Homework Calendar, Class Discussion forum, Gradebook, and "virtual desks" for
- US Government
Resources on the Web
- Includes foreign government resources on the Web and related foreign information.
- US Information Database
- A central source for government information
- US Library of Congress
- Makes its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to
sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future
- US Library of Congress's Country
Studies/Area Handbook Program
- Describes and analyzes numerous countries' political, economic, social, and national
security systems and institutions, and examines the interrelationships of those systems
and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.
- Eurasia Research Center
- In depth research reports, news analysis, and links to newspaper articles and wire
service reports with breaking news in Eurasian countries
- News and Information from the former Soviet Union
- Maximov Online
- NIS news service and publications
- Open Media Research Institute - daily electronic reports of NIS news
- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
- Daily news reports and analyses from the NIS and Eastern Europe
- Russia Online
- Russia-On-line offers unique services and info sources for its local and remote users.
- Russia Today
- An English-language newspaper and service provider covering Russian issues
- Russian Story
- Large selection of Russian periodicals printed in Russian
- The Slavic Review
- Quarterly journal of the AAASS (American Association for the Advancement of Slavic
- American Political Science Association
- Links to Departments of Political Science, political science organizations, scholarly
journals, and political science conferences.
- Expert Institute-Centre for Russian and
East European Studies
- Research papers on Russian regional development.
- The Foreign Affairs Guide to
International Affairs on the Internet
- World news, commentary, international organizations, think tanks, sites for region and
Science Resources on the Web
- Resources about political science on the Internet.
There are many different Web sites that provide searching services. It is important to
learn how to use these “search engines” because the amount of information on the Web
can often be overwhelming. To use these tools, you can enter a specific topic or name into
the computer and these programs will search through the multitude of pages on the Internet
to find documents that contain those words you requested. Most of the following search
engines will provide you with similar information, but there are some differences. You
should try out different ones to see which you like best. Some are more appropriate for
specific types of searches and some are better for general searches. The important thing
is not to give up if your first search does not provide the exact results you were looking
for. Often you need to change the wording of the topic you are entering or even try a
different search program. The following lists some of the most commonly used Internet
This Internet Resource List was created by Brigg Noyes,
International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) & Contributor: Aaron Twitchell,