United States Agency for International Development



A Guide to Internet Resources Maintained by the USAID/Russia Implementing

Partners and Internet Resources on Technical Assistance to Russia



February 2001

Prepared by:

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Office 232, #49, B. Semenovskaya str., 105023, Moscow, Russia

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Table of Contents

Internet Resources Currently Maintained by the USAID/Russia Implementing Partners and Beneficiaries

Internet Resources on Technical Assistance to Russia Created/Maintained by G7 Countries




Great Britain




Other countries

Homepages of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow

Russian Government Regulations on Technical Assistance

Other Internet Resources that Might be Useful for the Management of Technical Assistance Activities in Russia




Internet Resources Currently Maintained by the
Implementing Partners and Beneficiaries



ACDI/VOCA is a private, nonprofit international organization providing high quality technical expertise at the request of farmers, agribusinesses, cooperatives, and private and government agencies abroad.

Sections: Home page, Strengths, Who we are, Where we are, Regional overviews, Volunteer opportunities, What’s new, Members, Employment, Contact us.

Language: English


American Bar Association

The American Bar Association (America’s professional association for attorneys) maintains a searchable site which, among other things, includes English resources and publications related to legal matters in Russia.

Sections: Home, Join, Cle, ABA store, Entities, Events, Community, ABA news, Latest in law, ABA journal, Member benefits, Legal and professional resources, Legislative and Governmental advocacy, Law student resources, Publications, International, FAQs, Career counsel, ABA governance.

Language: English


American Chamber of Commerce in Russia

The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia (AmCham) promotes favorable investment conditions in the Russian Federation for western business. It endorses solutions to trade and investment issues that protect and benefit members’ interests, supports greater cooperation between western companies and their Russian partners, and provides timely and accurate information on the Russian market.

Founded in 1994, AmCham has chapters in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Its members include over 650 companies and 1000 professionals. Chamber members may access a network of business contacts, member-to-member discounts, updates on business trends, and extensive advocacy and policy programs.

Sections: Overview, About AmCham, Members, Committees, St. Petersburg Chapter, How to Join, News, Calendar, Publications, Projects/Events, Resources, Visiting Russia, Living in Russia, Doing Business, Interesting links.

Language: English


The American International Health Alliance (AIHA)

The American International Health Alliance (AIHA) establishes and manages partnerships and cross-partnership programs--founded on volunteerism and community-based programs--to improve the healthcare of individuals in the New Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union and in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Sections: About AIHA, AIHA programs, AIHA partnership, AIHA publication, Health resources, General resources.

Languages: Russian, English


“Atlas of TV and Radio Broadcasting” Project

The independent, non-commercial organization “Internews” maintains a site with a database containing constantly updated information about Russian TV and radio companies.

Sections: About project, Forum, Links, Contacts.

Languages: Russian, English language version is being revised


Carana Corporation/USAID Transformation Toolkit for Accounting Systems

The “TRANSFORMATION TOOL-KIT” methodology was successfully used to transform the financial statements of 25 Russian enterprises into statements which comply with International Accounting Standards (IAS). This methodology provides a cost effective alternative that will allow one to restate the financial statements prepared in accordance with Russian Statutory Accounting Methodology (RSA) into those that are in substantial compliance with International Accounting Standards (IAS).

Sections: Introduction; Major Differences between RSA and IAS; Manual On Transformation Financial Statements From RSA to IAS; Manual On Collection of Disclosure Information In Transforming Financial Statements From RSA to IAS; On Transforming Financial Statements From RSA to IAS; Electronic Transformation model; Next Steps; List of Companies that provide Dual Accounting Software; Legal Disclaimer.

Languages: Russian, English


Center for Energy Efficiency (CENEf)

CENEf is a nonprofit, independent Russian-American organization founded in 1992 by a consortium of U.S. and Russian organizations to promote energy efficiency and environmental protection in Russia. The Center develops legislation and policy proposals to implement more efficient use of energy resources in Russia, initiates energy efficiency projects, and develops potential opportunities for cooperation between Russian and foreign companies using energy-efficient equipment or production procedures.

Sections: Profile; Energy and Energy efficiency Policy; Energy efficiency in Russia’s regions; Russian Energy Managers Association (REMA); Development of investment project proposals, business plans, financial analysis of energy efficiency projects; Identifying potential opportunities for economic cooperation between Russian and foreign companies; Introduction of integrated resource planning (IRP) in Russia; Energy audits at enterprises; Bulletins; Energy efficiency labeling; Environmental impact of energy conservation; Energy Efficiency Standardization and Certification; Development of Information Networks and Databases; Improving energy demand projections and energy consumption statistics; Participation in Russian and international organizations; Package of Services for Companies.

Languages: Russian, English


The Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS)

IRIS helps government, business and civil society create and implement reforms that increase market-oriented economic growth and strengthen democratic procedures. It offers advice, technical assistance, research, and direct financial support to groups seeking to improve laws, rules, and procedures related to creating competitive markets in developing and transitional economies. Programs in Russia include: Broadening Access and Strengthening Input Markets Systems (BASIS); Training of Bailiffs; Small and Medium Business Support Networks; Entrepreneurial Business Services in the Russian Far East and Siberia; Strengthening for Economic Think Tanks. IRIS is part of the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland, near Washington, DC. IRIS has conducted research and advised policy makers in 61 developing and transition countries.

Sections: IRIS Home, About IRIS, IRIS News, Programs & Activities,Research & Publications, Events, Staff, Photo Gallery, Mancur Olson (1932-1998), Job Opportunities, Directions & Parking.

Language: English


Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI)

CEELI, a public service project of the American Bar Association, advances the rule of law in the world by supporting legal reform processes in Central and Eastern Europe and the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union. With the assistance of lawyers, judges, and law professors, CEELI helps to build the legal infrastructure needed to sustain strong, self-supporting, democratic, free-market systems.

Sections: Application, CEELI Annual Reports, CEELI Boards and Staff, CEELI Updates, Discussion Lists, Draft Law Assessments, Legal Concept Papers, Legal Reform Programs, Positions Available, Sites of Interest, Questions? Comments?

Language: English


Counterpart International

Counterpart International is a nonprofit international human development organization founded in 1965 as the Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and works in more than 60 countries.

Sections: Who We Are, Letter from President & CEO, Senior Management Team, Board of Trustees, Counterpart Staff, Annual Report, Programs, Humanitarian Assistance, Civil Society, Environment, Enterprise Development, Health, Relief & Food Security, Learn More, Request information, Jobs@Counterpart, Site index, Contact Us.

Language: English


“Crisis Centers for Women” Support Program

IREX program whose objective is to offer support and assistance to Russian organizations that provide medical and social assistance and legal services to women in critical situations as a result of domestic violence. Program includes advocacy among specialists and the general public related to family violence.

Sections: Program description, First stage, Second stage, Third stage, Association of crisis centers, FAQ, How to get sample, Collection of opinions, Contact information.

Language: Russian


The Entrepreneurial Business Services (EBS)

EBS focuses its assistance on developing Russian small- and medium-sized businesses and strengthening local Russian business support institutions. This program offers the services of Qualified American Business Volunteers to small and medium-sized Russian businesses for transfer of skills and knowledge from American Volunteer Organizations to their Local Russian Partners (LRPs). Assistance is offered in the following areas: Marketing Strategy, Business Planning, Sales Management, Joint Venture, Trade Links, Human Resource Development, Linkages to Finance, Manufacturing Techniques, Value-Added Opportunities, Advertising, Electronic Accounting Assistance, Implementation of New Technologies.

Sections: News and events, Databases, Success stories, Resource center, Contact information, Local partners, Administering companies.

Languages: Russian, English


Eurasia Foundation

The Eurasia Foundation promotes the advancement of democratic institutions and private enterprise in twelve host countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The Eurasia Foundation believes that societies function best when citizens take responsibility for their own civic and economic future. Foundation programs promote the skills and vision necessary to bring the greatest social and economic benefits to individuals and their societies.

Sections: About, News/Listserves, Programs, Grantee Success Stories, Contacts, Site Map.

Languages: Russian, English


FINCA International

FINCA (The Foundation for International Community Assistance), launched in 1984, now serves 121,120 borrowers through approximately 6,092 Village Banking groups. FINCA's mission is to support the economic and human development of families trapped in severe poverty. To do this, it creates "village banks": peer groups of 10 to 50 members, predominantly women.

Sections: What is Village Banking?, FINCA Programs, Key Program Stats, Meet Our Clients, How to Help, Press Room, Jobs & Internships, Village Bank News.

Language: English


The Georgia State University Russian Federation Fiscal Reform Project

The Georgia State University Russian Federation Fiscal Reform Project provides technical assistance to the Government of the Russian Federation in the areas of Tax Policy and Legislation, Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations, Economic Analysis and Revenue Estimation, and Property Taxation. Online documents relate to taxation, labor law, corporate and exchange control.

Sections: About ISP, technical assistance, training, project information, people, working papers.

Language: English


Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia (ISAR)

ISAR is a nonprofit organization with offices in Washington, DC and six cities in the former Soviet Union. ISAR maintains a clearinghouse to help connect people and information; administers small grants programs, providing financial support to FSU organizations for concrete, local projects; and provides trainings and consultations on such topics as fundraising, organizational development and media relations.

Sections: Russia, Siberia, Far East, West NIS, Central Asia, Caucasus, Caspian, USA, Publications, Membership, Exchanges, Forums, What’s New? Archive.

Languages: Russian, English


The Institute for the Economy in Transition

The Institute for the Economy in Transition is the leading Russian center for research in theoretical and applied economics, strategies for economic development of the country, and recommendations on specific economic policies. The Institute combines fundamental research with practical recommendations for the whole range of governmental agencies at the federal, regional and local levels. The Institute was established in 1990 as an independent nonprofit organization. The Director of the Institute is Yegor T. Gaidar.

Sections: About the Institute, Publications, Russian Economy: trends and perspectives, Working Papers Series, Special Projects, Conferences, seminars, Notice Board, Hot News from IET, Bibliography, Archive, Guest Book, Russia-On-Line.

Languages: Russian, English


Institute for International Education

IIE’s programs and services prepare men and women to participate in a world where international cooperation on business, diplomacy, the environment, hunger and arms control are the norm. IIE administers over 250 programs on behalf of sponsors that include the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, foundations, corporations, government agencies, international organizations and development assistance agencies in the United States and abroad.

Sections: About IIE, Fulbright Program, Programs, Services, What’s New?

Language: English


Institute for Sustainable Communities

The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides training, technical assistance, and financial support to communities. ISC helps communities around the world address environmental, economic, and social challenges.

Sections: Mission, ISC history, Board of Directors, partners, funders, join the team, contact us, project summaries, ISC publications, subgrants, FAQs, How you can help.

Language: English


The Institute for Urban Economics

The Institute for Urban Economics is a nongovernmental and nonprofit organization, created to identify, analyze and promote solution to social and economic problems in urban areas. Activities include: research; drafting and analysis of legal documents on urban issues; pilot programs for reforming urban economies by public bodies; methodological and technical assistance; experimental projects with international organizations; professional training for public and private sector personel; publishing and communication through mass media.

Sections: About, Areas of activity, Completed projects, Publications, Partners, Contacts.

Languages: Russian, English



INTERIGHTS, the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights, provides leadership in the development of legal protection for human rights and freedoms through the effective use of international and comparative human rights law. Through our work we help judges, lawyers, practitioners, non-governmental organisations and victims with the practical application of international and comparative human rights law in national, regional and international courts and tribunals.

Sections: About/contact, International Law Report database, feedback.

Language: English


International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES)

The International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) is a private, nonprofit organization which provides nonpartisan technical assistance for the promotion of democracy worldwide by serving as a clearinghouse for information about democratic development and elections. IFES has offered assistance and research in support of building and consolidating democratic institutions in more than 100 countries.

Sections: What’s New, Elections Today, Election Guide, Contact Us, Project Activities, Info Resources, Links, Field Offices.

Languages: Russian, English, Spanish, French


“Internovosti” (Internews) Information Agency

Site with daily news from Russian regions.

Sections: Topics of the day, News tape, Politics, Economics, Military, Science and technology, Society, Media news, Accidents, Sport, Events and commentary, Panorama, Settings, About project, News factory, Participants, Photobank, Advanced search, Feedback, Subscription, Conference.

Language: Russian


Internews Russia

Internews Russia is the Russian nonprofit organization working in collaboration with Internews offices in the US, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa to support independent media. Its goal is to enhance worldwide tolerance and understanding. Internews programs assume that vigorous and diverse mass media form an essential cornerstone of an open society. Since 1992, Internews Russia has provided support to independent Russian television broadcasters and the Russian television industry as a whole. (Internews Russia’s legal name is Autonomous Noncommercial Organization Internews or ANO Internews.)

Sections: CIS media reports, CIS media publication, Media laws and commentary, CIS media organizations, Television in the Press, Related links.

Languages: Russian, English



The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is a US-based nonprofit organization committed to international education in its broadest sense. IREX’s efforts include academic research, professional training, institution building, technical assistance, and policy programs between the United States and the countries of Eastern Europe, the New Independent States, Asia, and the Near East.

Sections: About IREX, News, programs and projects, publications and resources, contact information.

Languages: Russian, English


The IRIS SME Network Assessment and Strengthening Project

The IRIS (Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector) SME (small- and medium-sized enterprize) Network Assessment and Strengthening Project is a two-year USAID funded project to assist Business Support Institutions (BSIs) in Russia. The project evaluates existing BSIs and facilitates creation of a business support network in Russia by providing short-term technical assistance, training, and small grants. The project helps individual BSIs strengthen their corporate management and financial capabilities and helps BSIs to work collectively to remove institutional barriers.

Sections: Top Page, Project Description, BSI Net, Grant Status, Seminars, Useful Information, SME Support Institutions, Related Links, Our Partners, Contacts, Our Team, Board.

Languages: Russian, English


Junior Achievement Russia

The main goal of Junior Achievement Russia is development and dissemination of education curriculum to train school children and students the basics of economics and entrepreneurship through partnership between business and education.

Sections: About, Regional Centers, International Cooperation, Tests, Education Curricula, Events and Competitions, Communication, Contacts, To Teachers.

Language: Russian


The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit organization working to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide. NDI programs provide citizens and their elected representatives with resource materials, consultations and training in the practical tools of participatory democracy. NDI provides practical assistance to civic and political leaders through a global network of volunteer experts. The Institute works with leaders who wish to promote peaceful political reform by building stable, pluralistic institutions that create better lives for their citizens.

Sections: About NDI, Worldwide Activities, Programs, Support NDI, Resources, Employment, Stuff Services, Contact.

Language: English


National Press Institute

WEB-site of the project, aimed to support non-state newspapers in Russia.

Sections: Press-conferences shorthand records, Magazine “Media World,” Bulletin “Nuclear Safety,” Library, Journalist organizations / Journalist education, Network media, Project “Introduction of principles of tolerant covering of ethnic problems in journalist activities,” Personal page of Anatoly Rubinov.

Language: Russian


Opportunity International

Opportunity International's (OI) mission is to provide opportunities for people in chronic poverty to transform their lives. OI's strategy is to create jobs, stimulate small business, and strengthen communities among the poor. OI's method is to work through indigenous Partner organizations that provide small business loans, training, and counsel.

Sections: Home, Who We Are, What We Do, Where We Invest, Who We Serve, Partner With Us, Norwest Partnership, Trust Banks, Donate Online, Update Online, Insight Trips, Giving While You Shop, Other Resources, Contact Us.

Language: English


Public Health Research Institute (PHRI)

Introduction and support of Tuberculosis Control on DOTS in various regions, Training of Russian health care professionals, Establishment of a network of bacteriological laboratories, Provision of equipment and supplies for TB diagnosis and treatment, Establishment of DOTS-Plus project in Tomsk Region, Siberia, and Public advocacy.

Sections: About TB; TB in Russia; Our Program in Russia: Objectives and Principles, Institutional Infrastructure, Regional TB Projects, Program Results to Date, TB Politics, Future Plans; Principles of TB Control; TB Library

Languages: Russian, English


Replication of Lessons Learned (ROLL) Project

ROLL is an environmental protection project (performed by the Institute for Sustainable Communities – Russia) which supports the sharing of proven environmental approaches and opportunities for expanding their impact beyond their original “pilot” sites. The ROLL project replicates and disseminates the positive effects of the Russian/American environmental cooperation program begun in 1992 by USAID. ROLL welcomes the involvement of Russian organizations and teams whose initiatives: 1) have positive, replicable results, 2) produce high impact at low cost, and 3) support the overall objectives of the ROLL project.

Sections: Feedback, Success Stories, Grant Rounds, Grants, ROLL history highlights, Glossary, Quarterly Bulletin, DB “Partners,” Regional Centers, Coordinating Council, ROLL project summary, TGP at RFE.

Languages: Russian, English


Russia Economics Research Program

The Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC) was created in 1995 to strengthen economics education and research capabilities, initially in Russia and Ukraine. The Consortium’s program in Russia focuses on individual grants, training and technical assistance to Russian economists engaged in original policy-oriented research, with a complementary publication and dissemination program for EERC-sponsored research. The site has links to research on transitional economies and Eastern Europe in general. The Consortium’s programs are administered by the Eurasia Foundation.

Sections: What is EERC, Activities, Publications, Links, Announcements.

Language: English


The Russian Environmental Partnership (REP) Project

The REP Project fosters sustainable natural resource management in Russia through efforts in non-timber forest products, business development, wood processing technology, and commercial practices that adhere to the principles of protecting the Great Boreal Forest’s inherent ability to sequester and process carbon.

The REP Project is managed by Pacific Rim Taiga, Inc. and funded by USAID. Its aim is to reduce global climate threats while promoting economic growth by implementing projects that increase energy efficiency, promote sustainable land use management, and seek less carbon-intensive methods of achieving the goals of economic stability.

Sections: Overview, Staff, Deliverables, Reports.

Languages: Russian, English


United States Energy Association

USEA is an association of public and private energy-related organizations, corporations, and government agencies representing the broad interests of the U.S. energy sector by increasing the understanding of energy issues, both domestically and internationally. USEA supports the mission of the World Energy Council “to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all.“ The United States Energy Association (USEA) is the U.S. Member Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC).

Sections: About USEA, Highlights, Programs, Membership, Publications, WEC, Contact Us.

Language: English


University of Alaska

This umbrella site provides access to Alaska’s public multi-campus university system and administrative office.

Sections: About Alaska, Academics, Administration, Campuses, Computing, Directories, Feedback, News, Research, Site, Find.

Language: English


The Urban Institute

The Urban Institute (UI) is a nonprofit policy research organization based in Washington, D.C. Its goals are to sharpen thinking about society’s problems and efforts to solve them, to improve government decisions and their implementation, and to increase citizens’ awareness about important public choices.

Sections: About UI, Contact, For the media, Senior fellows, Job listing, Site map, Research, What’s new, By author, By topic, Centers, Viewpoints, UI press.

Language: English


U.S.-Russia Business Forum

The U.S.-Russia Business Forum is a nonprofit educational organization devoted to strengthening public understanding of the political, economic and security issues in the US-Russian relationship. The Forum undertakes projects that contribute to US-Russian relations, promote democracy and a market economy in Russia, and improve the trade and investment climate for American business. The Forum is affiliated with the U.S.-Russia Business Council and is supported by tax-deductible contributions from corporations, foundations and individuals.

The Forum’s principal activity is the Business Education Project (BEP), launched in 1997 to enhance the skills of Russians employed in the private sector. The Forum’s Educational Outreach Project, brings together experts from government, academia and the news media to explore key issues that impact US-Russian relations.

Sections: U.S.-Russia Business Forum, About the Forum, Election Guide, Houston World Affairs Council Election Briefing, The Business Education Project (BEP), About BEP, Meet Our Staff, Training Needs Assessment, Directory of Business Training Resources in Russia, HR Library, Workshop Agendas and Transcripts, Bulletin Board, Co-operating Organizations, Contact us.

Language: English


The Russia Donors’ Forum

The Russia Donors’ Forum is an informal coalition of representatives of private and public grant makers working in Russia. The Forum promotes the development of a democratic civil society and private enterprise in Russia by enhancing the effectiveness of funder activities through networking and cooperation, information sharing, and collaborative initiatives among active grant makers.

The Forum includes representatives of private foundations, bilateral donors, international organizations, governmental assistance agencies, and technical assistance implementers. It was founded in 1996 and now includes organizations interested in economic reform, human and civil rights, environment and health issues, education, culture, and legal reform.

Sections: Home, About Us, About Russia Donors’ Forum, List of DF members, About DF Web-site, Information Core, News & Announcements, Dateline Calendar, The Map of donors activities, Grants & Grantee lists, Meetings, Quarterly meetings Special meetings, Services, DF List, Web-boards, Job search, Resources, Links, Materials; post news, post event, site map, search the site, feedback, contacts.

Language: English


The Andrei Sakharov Foundation (ASF)

The Andrei Sakharov Foundation (USA) is closely related to several organizations in the United States and Russia, all dedicated to the preservation of the memory of Andrei Sakharov, promotion of his ideas, and the defense of human rights.

Sections: Databases Instructions (ASF Contact List, ASF FAQs, ASF Guest Book, ASF Bulletin Board, ASF Calendar of Events, ASF Internet Links), ASF Organization and Officers, Sister Organizations, How to contribute, Pledge, Archive, Andrei Sakharov, Elena Bonner, Books.

Language: English


Union of Councils for Soviet Jews

Among other activities, the Union maintains a site for daily news, opinion, and advocacy for Jews and human rights in the former Soviet Union.

Sections: The Yad L’Yad Home Page, Action Alert Page, Guest Column Page, FSU Jewish Culture Page, Interact, Subscribe, UCSJ News (Internships, Support UCSJ, About UCSJ), Useful Links.

Language: English


Center for Fiscal Policy

The Center for Fiscal Policy is a Russian consulting company provides consulting services in public finance and intergovernmental relations to federal, regional and local authorities. The Center’s experts have consulted with authorities at the national and subnational levels since 1996 and founded the Center in February 2000.

Sections: Main page, About us, News, Working papers, Research, Your opinion, Hot news, Visiting us, Mass media, About us.

Languages: Russian, English


Center for NGO Support

The Center for NGO Support assists the development of NGOs (nongovernmental organization) by conducting training events, providing consultations and disseminating information throughout Russia and the CIS. Services include: consultations on organizational development issues; information services, and training seminars on NGO organizational development. The Center for NGO Support was created by the Moscow field office of World Learning (an American NGO) in June 1997.

Sections: Center for NGOs Support (Moscow), Digital NGO Library, USAID, World Learning, Non-governmental organizations support program, Partners, References, menu, Library, The Third Sector Project, Success Stories, quick login, connection, Staff, Links, Contact us, Guestbook, Forum.

Languages: Russian, English


Foundation for International Accounting in Russia (FIAR)

The Foundation for International Accounting in Russia is a private, nonprofit organization promoting professional training, research, exchange, and knowledge dissemination in the area of international accounting practice.

It goals include: advocating acceptance of internationally recognized accounting standards; supporting Russian accounting reform; improving communication between Western investors and their Russian partners; training of Russian accounting professionals in the international accounting principles; promoting cooperation between accounting professional organizations in Russia and the West.

Sections: Current activity, International Accounting CD-ROM, Programs, Professionalization, Professional Training, Certification, Professional Exchange, Reference Materials, Internet Publishing, Exhibition and Conference, Survey and Monitoring.

Language: English


Regional Economic Development Agency, Ltd.

Regional Economic Development Agency, Ltd. (REDA) is an independent consulting company with broad regional and international capabilities. REDA is focused on sustainable development, both in micro- and macroeconomic environments, including small- and medium-sized enterprise development; energy efficiency and resource saving; and sustainable urban development (heat supply, waste management, water treatment). The Company uses an integrated approach based on organizational and financial interconnections between national and international projects.

Sections: News, Company profile, Company’s activity, Projects, Offers, Guest book, Homepage.

Languages: Russian, English


State Institute of Information Technologies and Telecommunications

(SIIT&T “Informika”)

SIIT&T “Informika” (Centre “Informika” up to 1999) is a state scientific enterprise created to develop and advance new information technologies in the education and science sphere in Russia. The Institute’s focus includes: implementation of new technologies in teaching-learning processes; implementation of new technologies in scientific, scientific-production, and administration activities in institutions of higher education, scientific research institutions and other science and education organizations; design and development of unified telecommunication and information systems in scientific and education environments; unified database systems and other information-related, scientific-educational resources; design of the information infrastructure for scientific and educational administrative systems; and integration of the Russian science and education system in the world information space.

Sections: SIIT&T “Informika”, Ministry of Education of RF, Database and References, Conferences and Exhibitions, Distance Education Directory, Funds, grants, competition, Publishing, Journal, We offer, Mirror of the ACCU.

Languages: Russian, English


St. Petersburg Foundation for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Development

St. Petersburg Foundation specializes in the preparation and presentation of business plans for Russian companies and western investors; training that combines western training techniques and local experience; market research for organizations or companies interested in Russian markets; and information services and partner searches. The Foundation organizes partner search events in St. Petersburg and North-West Russia.

Sections: Advise and consulting, Training, Market research, Business contact Programs, Business planning, Information services and partner search, Stuff, Links and partners, Stora.net news, Top projects.

Languages: Russian, English


National Association of TV & Radio Broadcasters (NAT)

National Association of TV & Radio Broadcasters (NAT) is a nonprofit trade association of state and commercial TV and radio companies in Russia. NAT members include 217 broadcast companies as of 28 May 1999, including national channels ORT, RTR, TV-Center, NTV, TV-6; large networks such as TNT, REN-TV, CTC, Prometey-AST; Radio 1, Radio Voice of Russia, Russkoye Radio; regional networks; and stations. All regions of Russia are represented. The NAT charter specifies that full membership is open to anyone holding a state license for broadcasting and who complies with legal and ethical norms of professional activity. NAT represents broadcasters in legislative and executive bodies, as well as a center of expertise and executive bodies, as well as a center of expertise and consultation for TV and radio companies.

Sections: About NAT, Priorities in activity, Management of association, President, Executive Director, Chief of NAT Radio broadcasting section, NAT Board of Directors, Television, Radio, Associate Membership, NAT Associate Members, Projects Tele- Radio Broadcast Expo.

Languages: Russian, English


Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty promotes democratic values and institutions by disseminating factual information and ideas. RFE/RL provides objective news, analysis, and discussion of domestic and regional issues crucial to successful democratic and free-market transformations; combats ethnic and religious intolerance and promotes mutual understanding among peoples; provides a model for local media, assists in training to enhance media professionalism and independence, and develops partnerships with local media outlets; and fosters closer ties between the countries of the region and the world’s established democracies.

Sections: News, About Us, Impact, Organization, Work, Contact Us, Search, Newsline, Magazine, Reports, Services, RealAudio.

Languages: Russian, English




Monitor Business News Agency

Monitor Business News Agency was established by Groteck Company, a national business-to-business publisher in the fields of telecommunication, information technology, radio and TV broadcasting, and security in Russia providing professionals in these business arenas with exclusive current information in addition to the magazines and catalogues published by Groteck Company.

Sections: Agency, Subscription, Groteck, Contacts, Sitemap, Russian.

Languages: Russian, English


Institute of Entrepreneurship and Investments (IEI)

The Institute’s aim is comprehensive support of entrepreneurship through training, business incubators, promotion of investment, design of small business lending, microfinancing and leasing, and information support. Current programs include: establishing a national system of model business training centers in the regions, developing and implementing a national program (Investproject) to match investors with the best of Russian business plans, formating a business consulting group with expertise in marketing and management for medium and large enterprises, publication of business and textbooks.

Sections: News, Consultations with experts, Conferences and exhibition, E-shop, Small and Medium Business in Russia-Belarus Union, Samara Interregional Exhibition of Innovative Technologies, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Investments, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraina, Uzbekistàn.

Languages: Russian, English



Ecoline activities include: improving NGOs’ access to sources of ecological information using conventional and modern technologies; assisting public initiatives related to public participation in the environmental decision-making; collection, analysis and dissemination of environmental and other information of interest to the public environmental movement. The Ecoline site contains information on environment and third sector development in Russia and Former Soviet Union. The Socio-Ecological Union link leads to SEU information, history, projects, campaigns, news and publications.

Sections: Center for public environmental review, Ecoline WWW server, Information on the sources of funding for NGOs, Moscow open environmental library.

Languages: Russian, English


Internet-newspaper “Teleskop”

Sections: Survey, Distribution, Issue Samples, Activities, Events.

Language: Russian


Institute of the Arts communications

Principal activities of the Institute of the Arts communications are: preparing and conducting sociological and marketing surveys; providing information services; preparing and holding conferences, seminars, meetings; establishing and maintaining relations with national and international organizations with similar tasks and objectives; participating in international cooperative projects corresponding to Institute objectives including scientific and technical cooperation.

Sections: About us, Our library, News, Projects, “Hot spots,” Mail box, Accounting and taxation of grant funds, Foundation for human rights protection “Commission on the freedom of access to information”.

Language: Russian


The Foundation for Independent Radio Broadcasting

The Foundation for Independent Radio Broadcasting provides unbiased, reliable and useful information in accordance with the best traditions of Russian and international journalism; promotes the development of Russian radio; and ensures the free dissemination of knowledge which allows the Russian people to better understand and evaluate the on-going processes and enable them to act in their own interests and in the interests of society. The Foundation for Independent Radio Broadcasting was organized in 1999 by “BBC MPM Ltd” as a new Russian non-commercial organization.

Sections: About The Foundation, Our Partners Radio, Programmes, For Broadcasters, Audience Profiles, You Are Not Alone, Help, Table of Contents.

Languages: Russian, English



Information of the Third Eurasian Teleforum (September 26 - 29, 2000)

Sections: Price list, Programme, Application, Company news, Archives.

Language: Russian


Magazine “Vestnik Blagotvorotelnosty” (Charity News)

Magazine “Vestnik Blagotvorotelnosty” (Charity News) promotes professional development of the participants of charity activities, development of cooperation both within and outside the sector, encourages free exchange of information and new ideas, distribution of positive experience and strengthening of the status of charitable activities among state and commercial structure.

Sections: Information about the magazine, Publisher, Founders, Distribution, Circulation, Mission, Motto, Objectives of the publication, Editorial board, Representative offices, Projects in which the magazine participates, Trustees, Financing, Possibilities for cooperation, Mail address, Telephones.


Language: Russian


Institute for professional development of TV and radio staff (Moscow)

It operates under the aegis of the Ministry of press and information and is officially presented as its training center. Training is provided on 40 qualifications in the field of broadcasting.

Sections: Main page, Training, News, License, Statement, Services, Rector Office, Post-Graduate Studies, Scientific council, Literature, Festivals, Our address, Prices, Links, Write to us.

Language: Russian


“Public review: Anatomy of Freedom of Speech in Russia” Project

The site presents a survey report which includes a description of survey techniques, final tables, maps and “profiles” of regional situations of mass media, as well as annexes demonstrating the efficiency of project and suggestions for its further development. The project was implemented jointly by the Union of journalists of Russia, the Foundation for the protection of glasnost, the Center “Law and Media,” the National Institute of social and psychological research, the Commission for free access to information, the independent non-commercial organization “Internews,” and the Union of distributors of press matter.

Sections: About the project, Report, Map, News, Participants, Law of media, Accreditation, Other projects, Publications, Links, Our address.

Language: Russian


National Circulation Service (NCS)

The National Circulation Service is the first Russian independent, non-commercial organization monitoring circulation and distribution of periodicals.

Sections: About National circulation service, News, Terms of membership (Rules), Our members, Our auditors, Seminar and conferences, Annual report, Publications about NCS, Our foreign partners.

Language: Russian


Group of Research Companies NISPR, ARPR, ARST

Group of research companies - NISPR (National Institute of Social and Psychological Research), ARPR (Agency for Regional Political Research), and ARST(Agency for Research of Society and TV and Radio Broadcasting) - is one of the biggest Russian structures performing market, media and social and political research by means of regular public surveys. It surveys 83 subjects through a unique network of more than 220 urban and rural settlements in the Russian Federation in all economic and geographic regions of the country.

Sections: Main page, News, Archives, Our partners, Our advantages, How we work with a client, Management, Survey network, Marketing, Media, Politics, What techniques there are to solve your problems, Our principal products, Our partners and joint projects, Companies that use our information in their activities, What you can get for USD 1000, What you can get for USD 5000, Media about us, Audit of techniques, How you can find us, Contacts.

Language: Russian


TV design. Central house of TV designer

“TV design” is a specialized mailing list for TV designers targeted to specialists in the field of TV design, graphics and studio appearance. It helps to implement creative tasks via e-mail (Internet conference) and promotes communication between colleges all over Russia.

Sections: Wow, where am I?, News, Training, Library, Archives, Links, Forum, Branch offices, Tips, PLUS (professional light humor), MINUS (place for historical findings and amazing coincidences), Mail.

Language: Russian


“Chamber of Small Business and Artisans of Nizhegorodskaya Oblast” Non-commercial Partnership

Chamber promotes development and provides support to small business and artisans in Nizhegorodskaya oblast.

Sections: Information, Activities, Contacts, News, Communication.

Language: Russian


Association of Russian Cable TV (ARCT)

ARCT brings together interests of state power and executive authorities, industry and communication operators in the field of establishing and developing of modern technological foundation of multifunctional cable TV networks which are the basis of the development of new information infrastructure in Russia.

Sections: Association, News, Members of association council, ARCT members, Investors, Training, Legislation, Join us, Feedback, Links.

Language: Russian


Center for Civic Initiatives, Training Center

Center implements various programmes for the development of small business, detailed description of which is given on the site. Operates in St. Petersburg.

Sections: Training, Micro loans, Art design, Jobs, Clothing manufacture.

Language: Russian


Novgorod on the net

Novgorod on the net is a Russian-language web portal for users interested in Novgorod.

Sections: Resources (Arts and Culture, Business, Computers and Internet, Entertainment, Information, Mass media, Personal Pages, Region and Politics, Science and Education, Sport), Support, Services, Forum, Files, Goodies, Guest page, Links.

Language: Russian


AniGraph Telecinema

The site provides information about annual Moscow International Festival of Computer Graphics and TV Technologies (May 22-25, 2001).

Sections: AniGraph 2000, Term for participants (there is invitation form in English), Festival history (English (does not work).

Language: Russian


ComTech Accounting

ComTech Accounting presents its latest developments in the field of automatic business management: software for small and medium businesses.

Sections: “ComTech” - Windows version, “ComTech” - DOS version, “ComTech” demo-version, How to contact us, ComTech system: Q&As.

Language: Russian


Union of Journalists of Russia

Union of Journalists of Russia is an independent, self-governing professional organization bringing together journalist unions from the republics of the Russian Federation, regions and federal cities, as well as associations, guilds and clubs of mass media staff.

Sections: About organization, Center for legal protection, Grand jury, Feedback, International connections, News, Projects, Trade union, Journalist training, Center for extreme journalism, Court of arbitration, ZOO.

Language: Russian


Electoral System Development Institute (ESDI)

The Electoral System Development Institute is an independent, non-commercial non-governmental organization which promotes the power of people in Russia, strengthens civil society, and assists the implementation of democratic reforms.

Sections: English (under reconstruction), Library, Surveys, Forum, Site map, Search, About us, Media and elections, Election transparency, “Guide,” Elections to State Duma, Files, I want to know everything.

Language: Russian


Russian Agency for the Support and Development of Small and Medium Enterprises

The Russian Agency for the Support and Development of Small and Medium Enterprises acts as a meeting point for inter-regional contacts. It supplies information and business related materials to Russian regions, gaining access to unexplored Russian regional markets. Over 70 regional agencies are working at present.

Sections: Home, SIORA Network, Regional Network, Business Centre, Regional News, Distance Consulting, Contact Us, Site map, Russian version, Search.

Languages: Russian, English


Centre for Advanced International Studies (CAIS)

The Centre for Advanced International Studies, is a politically independent, nonprofit Moscow-based forum for education in market economics and socially responsible capitalism. CAIS helps Russia achieve the transition to a free market and civil society by improving the quality and transparency of decisions in economics and politics. CAIS targets the present generation of mid-career policy and decision makers, in business, politics and administration, who were denied access to modern economics under the Soviet system. CAIS aims to restore the reputation of market economics among policy makers, to create a respected and independent forum for free exchange of liberal ideas and action, and to build a bridge between businessmen, administrators and economists. CAIS activities include: Seminars, Lectures and Conferences; Courses in Economics; a group of Associates; regular Reports; a clearing house and information center.

Sections: I. CAIS Advisory Council; II. Activities: 1. Seminars, 2. Conference, 3. Course; III. Projects: Plans; IV. Publications: 1.Social and Economic Development Report (Monthly), 2. Social and Economic Trends Report (Quarterly), 3. NEWSLETTER; V. Associates of CAIS, VI. Contacts, VII. Forthcoming events.

Languages: Russian, English


Internet Access and Training Program (IATP) Offices

USG-funded (Public Affairs) free internet access offices located throughout Russia.  The sites are open to everyone and are usually located in an easily accessible location, such as the central oblast library or University library.  It is one of the tools that are used to encourage alumni of USG programs to stay in touch with one another.

The offices operate in following locations:


Barnaul Altai State Technical University, Barnaul


Bryansk Regional Scientific Library, Bryansk


Sverdlovskaya Oblast Scientific Library named in honor of Belinski, Ekaterinburg


Ekaterinburg Central Scientific Library of RAS Urals Department, Ekaterinburg


Khabarovsk Far East Academy for Public Service, Khabarovsk


Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law, Khabarovsk


Russian Academy of Education, Moscow


Moscow Library of Natural Sciences of Russian Academy of Science, Moscow


Moscow Open Web at State Historical Library, Moscow


Moscow Ushinski State Pedagogical Library, Moscow


Novgorod State University, Novgorod


Novosibirsk Oblast Dept. of Education's Information Technology Center, Novosibirsk


Omsk State University, Omsk


Pskov Volny University, Pskov


Saint Petersburg State Technical University, St. Petersburg


Smolensk Humanitarian University, Smolensk


Tomsk State University, Tomsk


Tula State Pedagogical University, Tula


Ulyanovsk State Technical University, Ulyanovsk


Voronezh State Pedagogical University, Voronezh





Internet Resources on Technical Assistance to Russia
Created/Maintained by G7 Countries




The Canadian Yeltsin Democracy Fellowship Programme

The goals of the project are to facilitate communications among Fellows and between Fellows and their Canadian partners; to support program implementation in Russia; provide on-line support for Fellows’ project implementation in Russia; provide reliable information about Russia and Canada to interested parties; and give opportunities for further investigation and research related to trends in contemporary Russia’s economic and social development.

Sections: About virtual office, Program information, News, Conference, Chat, Service, Homepage.

Languages: Russian, English


Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)

The Consortium for Economic Policy Research and Advice (CEPRA) is a three-year project of cooperation and technical assistance sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The project is being carried out by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), working in conjunction with experts in academia, government and the non-governmental sector in both Canada and the Russian Federation.

Sections: AUCC news, About AUCC, Publication, About Canada's Universities, International, Scholarship, Exchanges and Programs, University Affairs, Links, Jobs, Contact Us, Customize Site, Search.

Languages: English, French


Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Through the support of the Canadian people, CIDA and its many partners across the country have been leaders in the fight against poverty and in efforts to make this a better world in which to live. Our world is a safer and healthier place as a result. It is because of this kind of support that more children see their first birthday, more people are going to school and learning to read and write, and more people are living longer, healthier, more prosperous lives.

Sections: Home, What we do, What's new, Resources, CIDA around the world, Looking for employment, Want to do business, Youth zone, Newsroom, Contact us, Help, Search, Canada Site.

Languages: English, French


Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) - Central and Eastern Europe Branch

The CEE Branch focuses on supporting democratic development and economic liberalization in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, by building mutually beneficial partnerships--helping countries reorient their human resources, build and adapt key institutions, and develop the policies needed to run a stable market economy and modern democracy in order to attract more foreign trade and investment. The program works through partnerships, which transfer knowledge, skills and technology between Canadian organizations and those in the recipient country. The program also aims to improve the safety of Soviet-designed nuclear power stations. Within the framework of promoting Canadian global interests and security, including nuclear safety, the Central and Eastern Europe Program assists the transition to market-based economies; facilitates Canadian trade and investment links with the region; and encourages good governance, democracy and adherence to international norms.

Sections: News Releases, CEE Executive Summary, Stories from the field, CEE Technical Cooperation Program, CEE Program for Canadian businesses, Strategies and Eligible Countries, Opportunities for Canadians to get involved, CEE Multilateral programs, CEE Regional programs, CEE Humanitarian Assistance programs; List of projects, by country: Baltics, Poland, Russia, Ukraine; Virtual Voyage, Program descriptions, by country, List of documents.

Languages: English, French


Democratic Civil-Military Relations Program (DCMRP)

DCMRP promotes the democratization of defense policy and the establishment of strategic defense communities in 12 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. This is achieved by educating senior civilian and military staff of government ministries in those countries, such as the ministries of defense and foreign affairs, in the history and practice of civil-military relations in Canada. By involving Canadian universities, the public and private sectors, and nongovernmental organizations, the program supports the Canadian democratic strategic community, whereby both civilian and military expertise are promoted and integrated within the policy-making process. The program is administered on behalf of Canada’s Department of National Defense by the Association of Universaries and Colleges of Canada.

Sections: Information.

Language: English


Capacity Building in Public Policy in Russia

The project supports the process of democratic development in Russia by strengthening the institutional capacity of social science research and consulting organizations. It provides training to Russian social scientists who work in a variety of public organizations throughout Russia and who have practical experience in the field of social research. Participants are given the opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge in assessing public needs and policies through survey research. Training participants are required to use these skills by carrying out research projects in their field of interest. The East-West Project is a unit of the Institute of Central/East European and Russian-Area Studies (CERAS) at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Sections: Description of the project, Project team members, Project workshops, List of trainees, Project photo gallery.

Language: English


East-West Project

The Project involves a three-year program of training Russian social scientists, designed to strengthen the human resource base and institutional capacity of Russian social science research. The Project’s faculty associates are also working on a research project, “Russia’s Move to the Market: The Human Factor in the Workplace,” in order to learn about the effects of privatization on labour, management, and trade unions in Russian industrial enterprises, with a focus on enterprises jointly owned and managed with foreign partners. The Project is funded by the Assistance Bureau for Central and Eastern Europe of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada).

Language: English





The LEADER Project

The LEADER Project (students Leading Education And Development in Eastern euRope) is a student-run annual program in which a group of MBA students from the University of Western Ontario travel to Eastern Europe to teach basic skills in marketing, finance, accounting and general management to selected Soviet officials and aspiring entrepreneurs. We offer a three-week course in cooperation with partner institutions in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Sections: Home, About, Leader News, Sponsors, Photo Gallery, Links, Participants Only.

Language: English


The University of Calgary - Gorbachev Foundation Joint Trust Fund (UCGF)

The Fund encourages projects between Canadian and Russian Institutions which will contribute to the reform process in Russia. UCGF ’99 is a five-year extension to the original fund whose objective is to foster applied policy research in support of political and economic reforms in Russia. The University of Calgary - Gorbachev Foundation Joint Trust Fund (UCGF) was established in March 1993 by the University of Calgary and the Gorbachev Foundation (Moscow).

Sections: Mandate, What’s New, Newsletter, Contacts, Application, Guidelines, Links, Contact Form, Projects.

Languages: Russian, English, French


International Development Research Centre

The International Development Research Centre is a public corporation created by the Canadian government to help communities in the developing world find solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems through research. The site contains links to Canadian technical assistance programs in Russia.

Sections: The Institution, Research Programs, Resources.

Languages: English, French




Ministry of Foreign Affairs

International Cooperation and Development.

Sections: Des institutions, des hommes et des instruments; Coopération technique et aide au développement; Coopération culturelle et langue française; Coopération universitaire et de recherche; Audiovisuel extérieur et nouvelles technologies; Coopération non gouvernementale; Des partenaires

Language: French


Mission Economique et Financiere Ambassade de France

Sections: L’essentiel de la Russie, La MEF à votre service, Vendre en Russie, S’implanter Investir, Actualités, Appels d’offres, Moteur de Recherche, Ecriveznous.

Languages: French, Russian




Solagral provides a forum where agriculturalists can compare analyses and define the responses needed from the local to international level to meet three challenges: access to production and income; access to food; conservation of natural resources. The forum is a response to the globalization of the economics of farming and food.

Sections: Relations internationales, Environnement OMC, Sécurité alimentaire, Librairie & Commandes, Liens, Archives, Nous contacter.

Language: French




Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)

The German Organization for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) is a service enterprise for development cooperation owned by the Federal Republic of Germany. Its mandate is to make sustainable improvements in the living conditions of people in partner countries and to conserve the natural resource base on which life depends. GTZ works with Russian Federation partners to build up pluralistic, market-oriented structures. Its focus is on implementation and consolidation of reforms in all facets of life, especially in the economic sphere. Both German authorities and international bodies like the European Union commission GTZ with the implementation of projects.

Sections: GTZ site: news, publications, jobs, clients, Expo 2000, themes, countries, organization; Russia Pages: Overview, Facts, Projects, Contacts.

Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese


Deutsche Stiftung für internationale Entwicklung (DSE)

The activities of the German Foundation for International Development focus on the training of specialists and executive personnel from developing countries and countries in transition; an area information centre for German experts; a development policy forum; and a documentation and information centre. The site contains links to many organizations with information on development and policy.

Sections: About us, Information services, DSE working units, Development issues on the Internet, News, Journals, Highlights, Annual Report.

Languages: English, French, Spanish, German


Gesellschaft für europäisch Kommunikation

EuroCom is a German non-governmental organisation which arranges social, cultural and ecological cooperation projects between the West and the East. EuroCom’s activities cover several countries in transition in Europe, including Russia, Ukraine and Romania, as well as countries in the Near and Middle East and Africa. euroCom utilizes the skills and experience of German and European organisations working in different sectors to provide consulting services and professional inputs to projects in third countries.

Arenas of work include: establishing the legal base for NGOs; methods of NGO management and administration; efficient NGO structures; improving NGO financial basis and accounting procedures; promoting transition towards democratic societies; improving the work, role and acceptance of NGOs; increasing NGOs’ access to electronic communication and information exchange; improving NGOs’ cooperation with governmental organisations and administrations; supporting cooperation between NGOs and international organisations.

EuroCom’s St. Petersburg office: www.eurocom.org./eurocom/StPetersburgRussia/index.htm.

Sections: NGOs, Workshop.

Languages: English, German


Robert Bosch Foundation

The Foundation’s six areas of support include Medicine and Health Care / Social and Natural Science; Care and Humanitarian Aid; International Relations; International Understanding with Central and Eastern Europe; Civic Community and Social Work; Youth, Education, and Culture. The Foundation and its related institutions in Stuttgart promote public health care, international understanding, social work, education, the arts and culture, the humanities, and the social and natural sciences.

Sections: Objectives, Areas of support, Application, Board, Contact.

Languages: English, German


East West Institute

The Institute works as a public policy catalyst, working with the leaders of Central-South Eastern Europe and Russia to address the complex, inter-related issues of building democracy and prosperity. Areas of work include international security, economic and regional development, trans-frontier cooperation, the Russian regions and development in South Eastern Europe. Projects emphasize designing multi-disciplinary frameworks to bring new ideas and points of view to bear on seemingly intractable problems in each of these project areas.

Sections: About, Programs, Publications, Forum, News, Links, Resources.

Languages: Russian, English, German


Volkswagen Foundation

The Foundation supports highly promising young scientists early in their careers with grants to safeguard and intensify their own research activities. It funds around 15 new projects annually, with a maximum amount of DM 300,000 per project. The grants will be awarded for two- to three-year research projects carried out autonomously by the foreign researchers with specific cooperation with German scientists. The program includes scientists from Central and Eastern Europe who are currently working abroad but wish to return to scientific institutions in their native country.

Sections: Objectives, prerequisites, funding possibilities, applications, budget and general notes, further information.

Languages: English, German

Great Britain


British Council

The British Council is Britain’s principal agency for cultural relations and public diplomacy. Its aim is to increase awareness of contemporary Britain amongst Russians. It operates in 11 centres across the country - Moscow, St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Sochi, Yaroslavl, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Omsk and Volgograd. The Council’s approach is to develop partnerships between British and Russian organisations which result in mutual benefit. Activities include the arts, science, English language teaching and examinations as well as projects which support the Russian reform agenda in many key areas, and the management of scholarship programmes, assistance and advice for Russians wishing to study in the United Kingdom.

Sections: Education, Arts, Science, Governance, Info Exchange, Contact us, Working with us, Find it, Home.

Languages: Russian, English



Britain-Russia Development Partnership (BRDP)

The British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) aids Russia’s efforts to eliminate poverty by supporting actions that raise living standards and address the needs of the poorest members of society, and by helping to integrate Russia into the global economy. Areas of work include the reform of pensions and benefits, the development of civil society and independent media, better health provision, supporting the creation of new businesses and sustainable rural livelihoods, caring for the environment, and improving the ability of local and national governments to provide services to those most in need. DFID works through Russian and British staff in the Development Section of the British Embassy in Moscow and staff in the British Consulates in St. Petersburg and Ekaterinburg.

Sections: Introduction to the Britain Russia Development Partnership, Enterprise Development, Environment, Global Dimension, Health, Making government work better for ordinary people, Public Finance, Rural Livelihoods, Social Protection.

Languages: Russian, English

www.a-z.ru/caf [Russian]

www.caf.org.uk/cafrussia/default.cfm [English]

Charities Aid Foundation, Russian representative office

The CAF representative office in Moscow offers services in five areas:

Sections [English site]: Introduction, Corporate Philanthropy, Facts and Figures, FAQs, Our Goals, People, Services, Special Projects, Sponsors, Research / Publications, Grants Programme, Orpheus Centre, Contacting Us.

Languages: Russian, English


Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

The Institute contributes to the reduction of poverty and the creation of secure livelihoods by influencing policy and how it is applied. Activities include research on key development issues, teaching and training, effective information dissemination and knowledge sharing, and building and sustaining capacity in these areas in less developed countries.

Sections: About us, research, teaching and training, news, bookshop, infoservices.

Language: English




British Alumni Club

The Club was established under the aegis of the British Council for people who studied, were trained or attended conferences in Britain through programmes of the British Council, UK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Know-How Foundation. The British Alumni Club provides an effective communication system for programme alumni, British Council and British Embassy in Moscow.

Sections: Magazine of the British Alumni Council “Left-hander,” About British Alumni Council, Address of the BAC President, Application form, Site sponsors, For BAC members.

Language: Russian


ID21 Development Research

“Information for Development in the 21st Century” is a reporting service compiling summaries of UK-based problem-solving research in critical development dilemmas around the world. Materials are drawn from over 40 UK research centres, conference papers, unpublished reports, research by aid and development agencies and pressure groups, and research consultants.

Sections: Search the Research Database, Email Service (ID21News), Insights(Round-ups of latest research), Other Sections: Sources, About ID21, Contact ID21.

Language: English


Charity Know How

CKH is a grant making body that supports the nonprofit sector throughout Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States (NIS). CKH supports developing partnerships and the exchange of skills and expertise between nonprofit organizations. By bringing together the Department for International Development, the Charities Aid Foundation, and a number of leading British Foundations and Trusts, the CKH provides opportunities for learning between organizations and across borders. Note the Contact Finder which encourages partnerships between organizations in Central and Eastern Europe, the NIS and the United Kingdom (UK) by providing advice and information to NGOs on all aspects of relationship building.

Sections: Home, Introduction, Grants Programmes, Development Programmes (Bulgaria, Russia, Romania), Getting Started, Application Dates, Grant Guidelines, Application Form.

Languages: Russian, English


The International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC)

INTRAC, the International NGO Training and Research Centre, provides specially designed training, consultancy and research services to nongovernmental organisations involved in international development and relief. Our goal is to improve the performance of NGOs by exploring policy issues and by strengthening management and organizational effectiveness.

Sections: Home, People, News, Publications, Research, Training, Consultancy, Institutional Development Programmes, Southern Linking, Workshops, Library.

Language: English








Italian Embassy in Moscow home page

Sections: Italian Embassy in Moscow, Italian Consulate in St.Petersburg, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Languages: Italian, Russian, English




Japan International Cooperation Agency

Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds projects in Eastern and Central Europe. Assistance is given to projects that: 1) pursue environmental conservation and development in tandem; 2) avoid military purposes or aggravation of international conflicts; 3) strengthen international peace and stability; and, 4) work toward democratization, market oriented economies, and basic human rights and freedoms. There are three main categories of assistance: 1) Bilateral Grants (Grant Aid and technical Cooperation), 2) Bilateral Loans (Loan Assistance, generally known as “Yen Loan”), and, 3) Contributions and subscriptions to multilateral donor organization.

Sections: News and Columns, About JICA, Activities, Global Issues, Evaluation, Publications, Photos, Alumni, Links, Contacts.

Languages: English, Japanese


Japan-Russia Youth Exchange Center

Site contains information about Japan-Russian youth exchange programs.

Languages: Russian, Japanese


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Japan’s assistance to Russia provides appropriate assistance to Russia’s self-help efforts for reforms. Japan provides assistance with the following aims: 1) developing a stable base for accelerating the reforms for democracy and a free-market economy; 2) meeting the real needs of the people; and, 3) ensuring the optimal effect by closely communicating with Russia, coordinating with primary donor countries and international organizations, and taking follow-up actions when required.

Sections: Technical Assistance, Financial Support, Humanitarian Assistance, Other Assistance.

Language: English


Technical Secretariat on Cooperation for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Reduced in the Former Soviet Union

Current focus includes assistance in nuclear submarine dismantlement, liquid radioactive waste treatment and plutonium disposition.

Sections: Index, Technical Secretariat on Cooperation for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Agreement between Japan and Ukraine, Agreement between Japan and Kazakhstan.

Languages: Russian, English, Japanese



General Consulate of Japan in Khabarovsk

In order to support democratic and market reforms in Russia, Japan provides the following technical assistance: New projects of technical assistance, Training visits of Russian specialists to Japan, Sending Japanese specialists to Russia, Implementation of the Programme of assistance to Russian foreign trade and industry (Hasimoto Plan), Intellectual assistance, Opening of Japanese centers, Establishment of Regional Venture Fund, Assistance to local administration reforms in the Russian Far East.

Sections: Introduction, functions; News; Cultural Bulletin; Japanese Language; Japan and Russian Far East; Getting the visa; Web-sites about Japan.

Languages: Russian, Japanese





Vast site with links to information on policies, projects, countries, partner agencies, etc.

Sections: This is USAID, News & Information, Business & Procurement, Publications /Partner Resources, Democracy, Economic Growth, Education & Training, Environment, Humanitarian Response, Information Technology, Population & Health, Regions & Countries, Development Links.

Language: English


Coalbed Methane Outreach Program International Initiatives

CMOP cooperates with organizations in coal-producing countries to promote coal mine methane (CMM) development and use. This site provides overviews of such initiatives, and also includes links to selected country-specific CMM-related Web sites. The Russian Coalbed Methane Center promotes the development of coalbed methane (CBM) and coal mine methane (CMM) recovery in Russia. Located in Kemerovo, in the heart of the Kuznetsk Coal Basin (Kuzbass - the largest coal producing region of Russia), the Center provides information and assistance to interested companies and government agencies involved with CBM/CMM development.

Sections: Activities in Russia, Projects & Accomplishments, Upcoming Projects & Activities, Contact.

Language: English


The U.S. Commercial Service

The US Commercial Services in Vladivostok can assist Russian firms wishing to import American products and services or to form joint ventures with US partners. It’s primary mission is to facilitate the establishment of American firms in the Russian Far East and promotes the export of U.S. products and services to the local market. Commercial Service Officers and Commercial Specialists consult with U.S. firms about market conditions and commercial opportunities, provide assistance with establishing business contacts and identifying potential business partners, and help resolve trade and investment problems. The Vladivostok office is a clearing house for information on U.S. government and private sector programs and services of interest to American firms. The U.S. Commercial Service is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Sections: Information on our Office; Assistance for American Companies Wishing to Do Business in Russia; A Tour of the Russian Far East – Background Information and Travel Tips; List of U.S. Firms Operating in the Russian Far East; List of U.S. and Russian Holidays; Report of the Week; Useful linksour Offic.

Languages: English, Russian


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

The National Endowment for Democracy is a private, nonprofit US organization which strengthens democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. With annual funds appropriated by the US Congress, NED support pro-democracy groups in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Sections: About, Grants, Events, Publications, Research, Press Center.

Language: English


Mercy Corps International

Mercy Corps International is a US-based humanitarian organization working to eliminate poverty and promote democracy in transitional or disadvantaged countries. Mercy Corps provides emergency relief services in areas affected by natural disaster or war and promotes community development and the growth of civil society. It operates programs in twenty-two countries. The Balkans program operates in Bosnia, Macedonia, and Yugoslavia (including Kosovo and Montenegro). The Central and South Asia program operates in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Pakistan. Mercy Corps also operates in the Middle East and the Caucasus, in Africa, in Latin America, and in East Asia.

Sections: About, Home, Donate, Volunteer, News, Programs, Map, Partners, Jobs, History, Vision, Core Values, Leadership, Board of Directors, Financials.

Language: English


Center for Civil Society International

This Web site documents thousands of independent projects in the new states of Eurasia building pluralistic, law-governed societies. Many of the pages describe creative international partnerships with local initiatives and organizations. Contains ideas and information on civic action programs and projects worldwide.

Sections: About CCSI, Support CCSI, CCSI Supporters, The CCSI Bookstore, CivilSoc--Our Daily E-bulletin, CivilSoc Archives, Sign Our Guestbook, Add Your Project to Our Site;At this Site: Civic Action in Eurasia, Jobs and Internships, Grants and Scholarships, Events and Conferences, Exchange Opportunities, Partnerships Funding Resources, NGOs and Philanthropy, About Civil Society: Articles and Reports, Links and Lists, Tools and Resources, Site Map.

Languages: Russian, English


Friends and Partners

Friends and Partners represents a network of people all over the world who provide information and communications services to promote better understanding, friendship and partnership between individuals and organizations in the United States and other “western” nations and people in the countries of the Former Soviet Union.

Sections: Culture, Commerce/Business, Education/Science, Funding/Exchange Language/Cyrillic, Life/Family, News/History, Telecommunications, Tourism/Travel, About F&P; Community Corner: Bulletin Board, Community Services, Chat Room, F&P Listserver; F&P Projects: CIVnet-Russia, MIRnet, F&P China, F&P Romania; Partners: AUDEM, Civil Society, F&P Legal, F&P Space, Global One, Healthy Partners, More Partners; Search Tools, Reference/Links, Search, Site Map.

Languages: Russian, English



Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States

BISNIS is the US Department of Commerce’s primary resource center for US companies exploring business opportunities in Russia and other Newly Independent States. BISNIS provides US companies with the latest market reports and tips on developments, export and investment opportunities, and strategies for doing business in the NIS. Since opening in 1992, BISNIS has facilitated more than $2.8 billion worth of US exports and overseas investments.

Sections: About BISNIS, Our programs and services, Financing and investments, Contacts in the CIS, Other US Government programs, Useful information about business in USA, Exhibitions.

Languages: Russian, English


The American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center)

The Solidarity Center represents a merger of four international institutes of the AFL-CIO. Its purpose is to “foster the development of viable free democratic and independent trade unions.” Through programs of democratic and civic education, institution building, worker rights protection, and trade union exchanges, the Solidarity Center promotes free trade unionism worldwide. Page contains contact information, background and a link the main Center for Civil Society International (CCSI) site.

Sections: CCSI; Home; Announcements; Eurasia; Opinion/Analysis; Bookstore; Site Map; Search.

Language: English


Europe and Central Asia Program (ECA) of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS)

The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Program coordinates international activities in Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Its activities promote the development of democratic and open scientific structures in the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union and enhance international scientific cooperation in areas of common interest. Projects are developed by national and international scientific organizations in cooperation with institutions in Europe and Central Asia. It convenes seminars, workshops, symposia, and conferences, and sponsors occasional fellowship programs for scientists. The program houses the AAAS Consortium of Affiliates for International Programs.

Sections: Overview, Presentations, Short Courses and Workshops, Multidisciplinary Meetings, Scientist to Scientist, Environment and Health, ECA Links.

Languages: Russian, English


The American Councils for International Education

The American Councils is a not for profit education, training, and consulting organization, specializing in the countries of eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia. American Councils programs include academic exchange, professional training, institution building, research, materials development, technical assistance, and consulting.

Sections: About Us, Programs & Activities, What’s New, Employment, RussNet, Publications, CenAsiaNet, Alumni Search, Overseas Offices, Site Index, Feedback.

Language: English


The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Russia-Eurasia Program

The Center continues to expand working relationships with Russian specialists and scholars, educational and research organizations, as well as governmental and non-governmental institutions in order to consider critical domestic and international problems. These relationships take a variety of forms, including workshops, study groups, conferences, visiting lecturers, mailing and publication projects. The Center accommodates foreign and Russian researchers collaborating with Washington staff on a variety of topical areas and policy-relevant projects. The Carnegie Moscow Center was established by the Washington-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Sections: General Information, Carnegie Staff, Programs, About Andrew Carnegie, Events, Publications, What's New?, Russian Home Page.

Languages: Russian, English


The U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF)

CRDF is a nonprofit charitable organization created by the United States Government to promote scientific and technical collaboration between the United States and the countries of the Former Soviet Union (FSU). The CRDF supports exceptional peer-reviewed research projects that offer scientists and engineers alternatives to emigration. Projects 1) help prevent the dissolution of the scientific and technological infrastructure of the countries of the FSU; 2) advance the transition of weapons scientists to civilian work by funding collaborative non-weapons research and development projects; 3) help move applied research to the marketplace; and, 4) bring economic benefits both to the countries of the FSU and to the United States.

Sections: Home, about us, news, programs, application forms, awards, search, links.

Language: English


Ecologists Linked for Organizing Grassroots Initiatives and Action (ECOLOGIA)

Programs provide information, training, and technical support to grassroots environmental groups so that they can participate as fully informed players in environmental decision making. ECOLOGIA was among the first American non-profits to work directly with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) and the Baltics. The site contains links to ECOLine Moscow and ECOLine Minsk.

Sections: History and Background, Mission Statement, Major Programs, Regional Offices and Addresses, International Staff, Frequently Asked Questions, Search the SEN E-mail Users Database, Become a Member of ECOLOGIA, Newsletter Archives and Info, Webserver Statistics, E-mail us, Job Openings.

Languages: Russian, English


Community Connections Program

The Community Connections Program, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers home stay-based, three-to-five week practical training opportunities in the U.S. for entrepreneurs, local government officials, legal professionals, non-governmental organization leaders and other professionals from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia and Kazakhstan. Local community host organizations arrange internships for participants based on interests and experience. Companies offering internships range from small, family-run enterprises to major, multi-national corporations. The goals of the Community Connections program are to: 1) provide participants with professional training and exposure to day-to-day functioning of a free market system; 2) encourage public-private partnerships in the NIS by including private sector and government participants; and, 3) create links between U.S. and NIS regions and communities.

Sections: History, Recruitment, Recruitment Regions and Dates by Country, Hosting, Current Hosting Organizations, How to become a Hosting Organization, Community Connections Alumni News and Information, Current requests for proposals, Europe/Eurasia Division, Domestic Per Diem Rates, Foreign Per Diem Rates, Contact the Community Connections Staff, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Language: English


Volunteers in Technical Assistance

VITA empowers people in developing countries by providing access to information and knowledge, strengthening local institutions and introducing improved technologies. VITA focuses on supporting entrepreneurs in the private, public and community sectors and on facilitating connectivity and technical information exchange between and among individuals and organizations. The library includes resources related to agriculture, communication, construction, crafts and village industry, energy, food processing, health and sanitation, home improvements, recycling, solar power, water supply. Emphasis is on southern, third world nations.

Sections: Contact VITA, More About VITA, Communication Technologies, VITA Library, Country Programs, Technical Inquiry Service, Disaster Information, Annual Report, Staff, Board of Directors.

Language: English


Ford Foundation

The Foundation works with Russian organizations: 1) to strengthen democratic institutions and foster the development of civil society; 2) to promote equity and access to justice for all, with particular regard to the most disadvantaged groups within society; and, 3) to support higher education, scholarship and policy research, culture and media. The Foundation intends to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

Sections: About, Programs, Reading, Grants, global offices.

Languages: Russian, English


John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution supporting research, policy development, dissemination, education and training, and practice. It works for the development of healthy individuals and effective communities; peace within and among nations; responsible choices about human reproduction; and a global ecosystem capable of supporting healthy human societies. The Foundation’s Global Security and Sustainability Program focuses on international peace and security, ecosystems conservation and policy, population, and on cross-cutting themes that include human rights, international justice, and new governance arrangements to address the consequences of globalization.

Sections: About, grantmaking program, recent grants, research, contact.

Languages: English, French, Spanish


Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies

The Kennan Institute provides a forum for bringing historical depth on and contemporary understanding of Russia and the former Soviet Union to the nation’s capital. The Institute organizes seminars, workshops, briefings, and conferences featuring prominent scholars and policymakers from America, Russia, and other successor states to the Soviet Union with experience in shaping US-Russian policy. The Institute awards scholarships to researchers from the Newly Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union to conduct research in Washington, D.C. In addition, it offers a variety of grants to US-based scholars pursuing topics in the Russian/NIS field. The Institute has representative offices in Moscow and Kyiv.

Sections: Home, Calendar, Programs & Projects, Publications & Broadcasting, Search, About the Center, Contact Us.

Language: English


National Council for Eurasian and East European Research

The US NCEEER develops and sustains long-term, high quality programs of post-doctoral research in the social, political, economic, and historical development of Russia, Eurasia, and East Europe. Research grants and contracts analyze current developments and their significance for the future. The Council makes its network of American institutions and scholars available to specialists from the region pursuing training in the social sciences and humanities fields directly related to reform.
Council programs include Collaborative Research Programs, Individual Research Programs, Policy Research Fellowships, a Regional Scholars Program, a Junior Faculty Development Program, and Research Competitions.

Sections: Who We Are, Programs, Projects, Partners, Papers, Newsletter, Links.

Language: English


The US Russia Investment Fund

The Fund’s Direct Investment Team helps its portfolio companies by providing: equity- and debt-based financing to aid in corporate formation, infrastructure development, and other general operating costs; access to later stage “smart money” investors and funds; assistance in recruiting talented management and support staff; advice on corporate formation, legal and financial issues, private placement offerings, and benefits administration; and, connections to management-level decision makers in Russia and internationally to help portfolio companies forge mutually beneficial partnerships and alliances.

Sections: About the fund, working with the fund, bank partner program, direct investment, office locations, updates and annual report.

Languages: Russian, English


NIS College and University Partnerships Program

NISCUPP is an academic institutional linkage program for the New Independent States which fosters linkages between U.S. and NIS academic institutions in the following fields: business/ economics; law, public administration/ public policy/ government/ regional economic development; journalism/ mass communication; education/ educational administration/ civic education/ continuing education. Grants support curriculum, faculty and staff development and collaborative research, and outreach activities having a multiplier effect and positive long-term impact. NIS College and University Partnerships Program.

Sections: Open RFPs, Funding, Applications, Eligibility, Related Programs, Current Partnerships, Linkage Program Homepage.

Language: English


Open Society Institute (OSI), Russia

OSI-Russia is a member of the international network of the Soros Foundation. The Open Society Institute in Russia devises and carries out national programs including Culture, Education, Civil Society; Pushkin Library: Books for Russian Libraries; Internet Program; Public Health; Law and Management. The Central European University Program, the Management Training Program, the East-East Program, and the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts are initiated by the Institute’s New York and Budapest offices.

Other programs and organizations financed by George Soros operating in Russia include the International Soros Science Education Program (ISSEP: www.issep.rssi.ru); the International Center for Economic and Business Education (ICEBE); and the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Studies (Moscow School: www.msses.ru).

Sections: About Soros Foundation, Our news, Grants, Megaprojects, Programs, Regional Centers, Publications, Summary.

Language: Russian


Peace Corps: Russia

Page contains information about Peace Corps activities in Russia and other nations in the European/Mediterranean region. Links to other parts of the Peace Corps site.

Sections: Volunteer, Global Education, News, Returned Volunteers, Volunteer Stories, About Us.

Language: English


Project Harmony

Project Harmony is a nonprofit cultural organization active in Ukraine and Russia. Its programs emphasize interactive projects, hands-on training and homestays in each country. Programs include: Community Connections; Law Enforcement Exchange Programs (LEEP); Teacher Exchange Program (TEP); Teacher-In-Residence Program (TIR); Teacher Intern Program (TI); Internet School Linkage Program (ISLP); University Programs; School Linkage Program (SLP); Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX); Project Harmony Academic Study Exchange (PHASE); Domestic Violence Community Partnership Program (DVCP); Training Program to Combat Trafficking of Women from Ukraine; Baikal Women’s Leadership Program.

Sections: About Us, News & Updates, Programs, Staff & Employment, Guest Book.

Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English


Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey

The RLMS is a series of nationally representative surveys examining the health and economic welfare of the Russian Federation. Funders have included the World Bank, USAID, US National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. The project is run by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sections: Project Description, Research Team, Papers, Data, Related Sites, Search, Site Map, Contact Us, What's New.

Language: English


Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Program

The US Department of Commerce’s SABIT Program assists economic restructuring in the New Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union while boosting U.S. trade opportunities. It places NIS executives and scientists in U.S. firms for three- to six-month internships to gain firsthand experience in a market economy. Programs include: NIS Standards Program; Russian Far East Programs; Russian Far East Port Development; Merchandising in Russia (MIR); and Environmental Technologies.

Sections: General Information, SABIT Grants Program, SABIT Specialized Programs, SABIT Specialized Calendar.

Language: English





Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) Division

This Division serves the international interests of the National Research Council, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

Sections: About, Reports, Human Rights, International Security and Arms Control, International Organizations and Academy Cooperation, Development, Security and Cooperation, Other International Activities, Home.

Language: English


W. Alton Jones Foundation

The foundation’s Sustainable World Program supports efforts to ensure that human activities do not erode the Earth’s capacity to support life by focusing on four inter-related themes: a) maintaining biological diversity; b) creating economic incentives and policies that encourage environmentally sound development; c) developing energy resources that protect the climate; and, d) avoiding contamination that undermines children’s health. Special funds are set aside to support grassroots efforts of organizations working from local to statewide levels, including programs funded within the countries of the former Soviet Union. Within each of these issues, the foundation funds work on a restricted set of program initiatives.

Sections: Programs, grants, news, links, join us; grant search, tech assistance, getting involved, publications, site map, about us, FAQ, contacting us.

Language: English


Carelift International - Advancing Healthcare Worldwide

Carelift International, in collaboration with the Open Society Institute and the United States Agency for International Development, and with funding of private foundations, corporations and individuals, saves lives and relieves suffering in developing countries around the world by creating solutions to the problems of health care delivery and patient care.

Sections: 2000 Highlights, Guest Book, FAQs, Contact Us, Donations, Home.

Language: English


Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute promotes human knowledge and its effective application, principally within the the fields of medical research and medical education.
A part of its International Program includes an initiative for scientists in Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic, and Ukraine. HHMI began distributing funds to Scholars and their institutes in August of 1995.

Sections: HHMI Grantees, Moscow Office, HHMI Headquarters, Search.

Language: English







Other countries


Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)

Sida will sponsor some 75 training programmes in Sweden financed by its International Training allocations in 2001. Some programmes are arranged for participants from Central and Eastern Europe.

Sections: About SIDA, sector information, country information, publications, training programmes.

Languages: English, Portuguese, French, Spanish


Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is part of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Cooperation with Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) supports the transition to democracy and a market economy by means of knowledge transfer and assistance in problem solving. Technical cooperation with Eastern Europe focuses primarily on South Eastern Europe and the CIS. In addition, there are special programmes in the Republic of Yugoslavia (including Kosovo) and individual CIS countries.

Sections: Who we are (Plan, Principles, Strategy, Brief Sketch, Organization, Policy); News (Press releases, Agenda, Newsletter, Media Centre); What we do (Areas of activity, Countries); Working with us (Staff, Bidders); Publications (Brochures, Periodicals).

Languages: German, French, Italian, English, Spanish


University Centre of Human Ecology and Environmental Sciences

An interfaculty Centre at the University of Geneva whose mission includes research and teaching activities as well as collection and dissemination of information. Note the archives of several listservs: CEEMAN-L (Central and Eastern European Management Issues, CERRO-L (Central European Regional Research Organization), ENVCEE-L (Environmental Issues in Central and Eastern Europe), RABE-L (Russian Association of Business Education), and UKRAINE (Association of Ukrainian Business Schools).

Sections: About the Centre, Teaching at Centre, Coordination of Teaching, Coordination of Information, Conferences and symposia, Research, Publications, Other information.

Languages: English, French


International Development Resources

Ukrainian site with articles, opinions and links to other points of interest on the web. The Euro-Atlantic Informational Foundation and InterSvit - The New Media Generation.

Country Program links:

Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)

Finnish Aid - Department for International Development Cooperation

Icelandic International Development Agency

International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC)

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Norwegian Development Cooperation (Om NORAD)

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Regional Program links:

European Union

The Fifth Framework Programme

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)

Multilateral Program links:

Inter-American Development Bank

OECD Development Assistance Committee Statistics

United Nations Program links:

UN Geneva Office (UNOG)

UN Vienna Office (UNOV)

UN Development Programme (UNDP)

UN Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

Languages: Russian, English


The Donor Assistance Database (DAD)

The Donor Assistance Database (DAD) is a comprehensive information management system that organizes information on external assistance provided to a particular country by the international donor community. The DAD facilitates more effective bilateral and multilateral cooperation by making it possible for recipient governments and the international community to efficiently allocate resources in areas of critical need without wasteful duplication of donor projects.

DAD/Russia tracks information on assistance committed to the Russian Federation. Some 6,000 external assistance and economic cooperation projects include technical assistance, humanitarian aid, investment, export credit, and budget support. Over 30 donor countries and organizations provide information on their activities in Russia to the database project. DAD software is installed in more than 100 locations both inside and outside of Russia.

Note: see also DAD site at page *.

Sections: Intelligent Data Manager, Donor Assistance Database, Public Investment Database, Global Resource Database, Worldwide Installations, Synergy Concepts, Obtaining Products & Services, Download Demos, Contact, Working at Synergy.

Languages: English


Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs/NEDA

NEDA (Netherlands Development Assistance) is the Government agency within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responsible for official development assistance. Note link to International programs, thence development assistance.

Sections: Press releases, speeches/interviews, grant programs, bilateral aid, selection criteria for aid, policy, development assistance links, funding, ICT and Development, power of culture website link.

Languages: Russian, English, French, Spanish



Homepages of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow



Site produced and maintained by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Moscow.


The U.S. Mission to Russia; Spaso House; Key Officers list; Embassy Holidays; Visa and Other Consular Information; U.S. Embassy E-Mail Addresses; Employment Opportunities


St. Petersburg; Vladivostok; Yekaterinburg


U.S. Information Programs in Russia; Exchange Programs; American Center; Electronic Journals in English, French, and Spanish; Electronic Journals in Russian; Daily Foreign Media Reaction; Washington File; Washington Files (Russian); Washington HyperFile; WorldNet; Foreign Broadcast Information Service; U.S. Treasury Department (U.S. Currency Information); U.S. Government Printing Office Materials; Voice of America (VOA); The Regional Investment Initiative (RII); US-Russia Nuclear Cooperation Activities; Information about the U.S. in Russian

Financial Weekly; Russian Economy; Development of an Interagency USG Strategy for the RFE; Department of State - International Information Programs


POW/MIA; Environment, Science and Technology; Foreign Agricultural Service; Peace Corps; USAID; NASA; U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service


Foreign Commercial Service; Business for Russia; Program for Contemporary Society; U.S. Department of Commerce/BISNIS


State Department Report on Foreign Terrorist Organizations; Human Rights Reports; U.S. Food Assistance to Russia; The U.S. Position on Climate Change; The United States and the United Nations; Conflict Resolution; Russian Electronic Journal on “NATO Enlargement: The American Viewpoint”; The United States and Cuba; Restoring Global Financial Stability; United States Policy Toward Iraq; NATO/North Atlantic Alliance; The Year 2000 Conversion


The White House; U.S. Department of State; U.S. Department of Defense U.S. Senate; U.S. House of Representatives; The Federal Bureau of Investigation; The Central Intelligence Agency

Language: English


The U.S. Embassy in Moscow

Site produced and maintained by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia.

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow conducts a large number of assistance and development programs to help with Russia’s transformation. Information about the U.S. Embassy’s programs in Russia: Regional Initiatives; U.S. Agency for International Development; Department of Energy; Commercial Service.

Sections: The Ambassador, U.S. Embassy, U.S. Consulates, American Citizen Services, Visa Services, Exchange Programs, Assistance Programs, Information Center, U.S. Government Links, Frequently Asked Questions.

Languages: Russian, English



Russian Government Regulations
on Technical Assistance



Russian Ministry for Economic Development and Trade

Official site of Russian Ministry for Economic Development and Trade.

Sections: Main, Monitoring, Ministry, Press-service, Documents, Vacancies, Links, Address.

Languages: Russian


All power at RU

Links to sites of Federal bodies, Governmental Agencies and personalities.

Sections: Federal bodies, Subjects of Russian Federation, Parties and movements, Non-governmental organizations, State syumbols.

Language: Russian


Information system of the Governmental Commission for Issues of International Technical Assistance.

The site contains information on technical assistance to Russia: documents, regulations, database.

Sections: Commission's role and objectives, Main regulating documents, Requirements to the documents submitted to the Commission, the Commission's activities, International Agreements on Technical Assistance.

Languages: Russian, English


Donor Assistance Database (DAD)

The homepage describes DAD project, implemented by the Institute for Macroeconomic Research. Note: see also DAD site at page *.

Sections: None.

Languages: Russian, English





Database of the federal legislation of Russian Federation

Sections: DataBase, Search, Help, Classification, Subscription, HomePage.

Languages: Russian, English (partially)


Russian on the Net

Catalog of resource links, some related to technical assistance.

Sections: Arts and Culture: Fine Arts, Literature, Music, Museums, Galleries and Exhibits, Misc; Business: Companies, Banks and Finance, Products and Services, Electronic Commerce, Misc; Entertainment and Recreation: Auto, Humor, Sports, Tourism, Movies and TV, Games, Misc; Computers and Internet: Companies, Internet Providers, Information and Documentation, Hardware, Software, World Wide Web, Search Systems, Misc; News and Media: Hot News, Magazines and Newspapers, Radio, TV, Push Channels, Misc; Science and Education: CS, Scientific and Research, Education, Colleges and Universities, Misc; Reference: Information, Employment, Libraries, Dictionaries, Misc; Government and Legislation: Law, Politics and Official Sites, Misc; Personal Homepages.

Languages: Russian, English



Other Internet Resources that Might be Useful for the
Management of Technical Assistance Activities
in Russia


JI Online (Climate Change Information Network)

JI Online contains resources and information from all over the world about worldwide programs that seek to reduce or sequester greenhouse gas emissions. "JI" (Joint Implementation) and "AIJ" (Activities Implemented Jointly) describe arrangements between interests in two or more countries, leading to the implementation of cooperative development projects that reduce or sequester greenhouse gas emissions. Concepts of joint activity were introduced during negotiations leading to the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, and became a part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

JI Online is funded by United States Energy Association (USEA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by International Utility Efficiency Partnerships, Inc.

Sections: Upcoming Events, Just Published, In the News, Events Directory, List an Event, Utilities, Energy Research, Climate Change, International, Finance & Banking, United Nations, U.S. Government, Nongovernment Organizations, Consultants and Engineers.

Language: English


“InterTraining” (Inter-regional non-governmental organization of trainers and consultants)

An association of trainers and consultants doing training and development work with organizations using modern techniques of consulting and interactive training.


Main organization: Organization mission, History of foundation, Activities, Documents, Council, Staff, Partners, Donors.

Projects: People train people, Training of consultants, NGO regional centers.

Members: Chat, List, Search, Entering.

Conferences: On-Line Conference, Conference 2000, Conference 1999, Conference 1998, Conference 1997.

Techniques collections: Publications, Archive of files.

Links: Training/Consulting, Financial resources, NGO News.

Language: Russian



This site is an online market place for training services for personal and professional development. The site helps people find their way through the broad information stream and suggests how training sessions can be an effective way of learning.

Sections: Training companies, Training sessions, Trainers, Monthly schedule, Market news, Forums, News, Articles, Theory, About project, Partners.

Language: Russian



CONSULTING.RU is the first Russian Internet weekly publication on international standards of financial reporting, systems of automatic accounting and management, management consulting, and accounting reform in Russia. The site, which is updated weekly, contains articles and information materials, reviews of books and Internet resources, and announcements of important events.

Sections: Link to FIAR (FIAR Foundation server), link to MAG (MAG CONSULTING), About this server, Registration, Previous issues, Our forum, Jobs, Accounting for NGOs, News, International accounting standards, Automation standards, Management consulting, International accounting standards in Russia, ERP ABC.

Language: Russian


International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights

The IHF is a nongovernmental organization that promotes compliance of the states participating in the OSCE with the human rights provisions to which they committed themselves in the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents, as well as with relevant international law. Based in Vienna, the IHF represents 39 Helsinki Committees and cooperating human rights groups in Europe and North America. In addition to supporting and providing liaison among its member committees and associated human rights groups, the IHF gathers information and documents on the human rights situation throughout the territory of the OSCE. In cooperation with affiliates, the IHF has organized transnational human rights projects and fact-finding missions in the Baltic States, in Central Europe, in the Balkans, and in the former USSR.

Sections: Home, Appeals and Statements, Publications, Projects and Activities, Member Committees, About IHF.

Languages: Russian, English


The Gorbachev Foundation: The International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies

The Foundation is an international nongovernmental, nonprofit organization promoting scholarship and applied study of international problems and issues relating to Russia’s transition to democracy and civil society. The Foundation’s program strengthens democratic principles and values – the new thinking - in international relations, affirms moral leadership, and explores means of effective national and international governance. Its humanitarian assistance programs help people who have been affected by Russia’s current economic and social problems, particularly children.

Sections: Mikhail Gorbachev Biography; General Info; Results of 5-year Action; The 21st Century - a Century of Global Challenges and Responses; Articles, Interviews and Speeches of M. Gorbachev; Gorbachev Foundation - Carnegie Institute. Co-projects; Links Page; Photos.

Language: English


International Cooperation (INCO)

Cooperation with third countries and international organizations. A new programme - Confirming the international role of Community research - is being implemented under the Fifth RTD Framework Programme (1998-2002).

Sections: GENERAL: About INCO, news; DOCUMENTS: Legal, working, communications, publications, press releases; POLICIES: External policies, research policies; CONTACTS: Commissioners, DG XII/B, other DG's, contacts, INCO Committee; ACTIVITIES: Europe, non european industrialized countries, developing countries; PARTICIPATION POSSIBILITIES: Fifth Framework Programme (1998-2002), Australia, Canada, Israel, Russia, South Africa, USA, Candidate Countries; INCO PROJECTS: Browse according to types; KEY EVENTS: Conferences, INCO committee meetings; POT-POURRI: History, related sites, FAQ’s, feedback, info leaflet, disclaimer.

Language: English


Network Women in Development Europe (WIDE)

WIDE’s main activities include: expanding research and deepening the analysis of women’s situation in a rapidly changing world; promoting dialogue and joint action among women from Central, Eastern and Western Europe, the South and migrant women to develop common strategies and action policies; strengthening Southern women’s potential; lobbying the European Union and macro-economic institutions; supporting UN policies to promote women’s empowerment; and exchange of information and networking. WIDE organises annual conferences, seminars and consultations in different countries, and publishes policy papers, briefing papers, training material (economic literacy) and bulletins.

Sections: About WIDE, WIDE’S Activities and Current Projects,WIDE Bulletin, List of Publications, Subscription to WIDE, Interesting Links.

Languages: English, Spanish


The Association of Voluntary Service Organisations (AVSO)

AVSO’s members are European organisations involved in organizing full-time voluntary service opportunities. AVSO promotes and facilitates long-term voluntary service opportunities by lobbying for the legal status of volunteers and enhanced mobility within Europe. AVSO also works to broaden participation in voluntary service among new organisations in the nonprofit sector and among individuals who may traditionally not have access to volunteer opportunities (disabled, socially/economically disadvantaged and ethnic minorities).

Sections: About AVSO, what’s new, membership, AVSO activities, links.

Language: English



Solidar is an independent international alliance of nongovernmental organisations historically linked to the free and democratic labour and trade union movement. It supports change by raising awareness for a sustainable and rights-based global economy and by working for economic and social justice for peoples within and between states. Solidar works to strengthen alliances with organisations committed to common principles; promotes the participation of civil society at local, national and regional level; and engages in lobbying and advocacy in the EU and international arena. Member organizations are involved in offering social services, fostering international cooperation, and providing humanitarian aid and life-long learning.

Sections: About Us, Members, Links, Calendar, Press Releases, Bulletins.

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian


Meese Management International Training and Trading

Registered Consultants to TEMPUS/TACIS & O.D.A. which helps to develop joint ventures in Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia/C.I.S. Company identifies business opportunities covering all types of products, including the development of training links and programmes. Its European partners have assisted UK companies in developing their businesses in the New Europe.

Sections: Introduction and contact info.

Language: English


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO is a vast site with information, links. These pages are maintained by the Subregional Office for Central and Eastern Europe, and the link to AgroWeb Russian Federation.

Sections: Search our site, What is FAO?, From the Director-General, Statistical Databases, Agriculture, Economics, Fisheries, Forestry, Nutrition, Sustainable Development Partnership Programmes, Technical Cooperation, Legal Office, Decentralized Offices, Employment Opportunities, Publications, Events calendar, What’s new, Gender and Food Security, The Uruguay Round Agreements Developing States, Rural Youth, Desertification, Organic Agriculture, Biological Diversity and FAO, Small Island.

Languages: English, Spanish, French, Arabic


Knight - Moore

Knight-Moore applies advanced information and communication technologies (telematics) to solve educational and training problems at national, regional, state and institutional levels. Services are offered worldwide, with a focus on developing and transitional countries. These services include designing and implementing strategies and policy frameworks; integrated, multi-media educational and training systems for national and regional governments, corporations, and educational authorities; workshops, seminars and other training events; research and evaluation; representation in the United States and Europe for companies from developing and transitional economies producing goods and services in the field of technology-assisted learning. Note papers about experience in Russia.

Sections: Home, partners, alliances, services, clients, projects, publications, presentations.

Language: English


Foundation for Agrarian Development Research

Russian Rural Informational Network with informational support for Russian agriculture. Site contains links to an Internet-catalogue of Russian agricultural resources; Virtual library for farmers and rural communicators; Discussion on agricultural topics; Agricultural bulletin board AGROMARKET; Farmer-to-farmer Partners.

Sections: About FADR, announcement, analytical researches, Internet, Rural Radio, guest book, address, weather.

Languages: Russian, English


Support for Telematics Applications Cooperation with the Common-wealth of Independent States (STACCIS)

The STACCIS project strengthens cooperation in telematics applications in the areas of education, scientific and technological research and environmental decision making between the European countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and their counterparts in the European Union.

Sections: STACCIS, Russian version, TAP Presentation, News, Development and Promotion Plan, Latest News, Partners Related projects, IDCs, RUSSIFIC, RUS Search.

Languages: Russian, English


Europe’s Forum on International Cooperation (EUFORIC)

Euforic is an information resource on Europe’s international cooperation offering access to thousands of full-text web resources, indexed by theme and by place; recent database entries listed in what’s new; in-depth information in topical dossiers; thinktanks on European cooperation and related issues; an overview of interesting events on its agenda; news and views; and a list of member organizations and their websites.

Sections: Actors/acteurs: directory/répertoire, members/membres; Resources/ressources: agenda, themes/thèmes, by place/pays, dossiers/dossiers, news/actualités, think tanks/réflexion; Forum; Services; Intra-action (members only); Home/accueil.

Languages: English, French


Imaginal Training

This Netherlands-based firm offers resources for training and facilitation, some online, including the theory and use of “Social Process” triangles, a systemic model of societies created by the Institute of Cultural Affairs and used to analyze social dynamics and for root cause analysis.

Sections: About, Services, Presentations, News, Publications, Inspiration.

Language: English


Institute of Cultural Affairs

This international network of autonomous national NGOs offers training and consulting resources for promoting social innovation. Note international links at www.icaworld.org.

Sections: About ICA, Program, Technology of Participation, Stories, Site Map, Forum, Book Store, Events, Web Links, What’s New.

Language: English


Indigenous Knowledge

The Indigenous Knowledge and Development Network (IK-network) promotes the integration of indigenous knowledge in development based on the principles of equity and sustainability. The IK-network shares information among stakeholders in development and combines indigenous (local) knowledge with similar experiences from around the world, including elements from the world of science and technology. The IK-network works for cost-effective and sustainable strategies, promotes integration of indigenous knowledge in development planning and community-based and participatory approaches for development, and develops mechanisms to sensitise stakeholders with a professional interest in development and development planning.

Sections: About IK, About the IK Network, Browse/search IK resources, IK& DM (online journal), Mailing lists, IK resource suggestions.

Language: English


International Agricultural Center

The International Agricultural Centre in Wageningen, the Netherlands is an internationally oriented institute that acts as a platform for exchange and transfer of applied knowledge on sustainable management of renewable natural resources in developing countries. IAC provides training and advisory services on sustainable development of rural areas. Note the list of research and projects by nation, project descriptions and partner agencies.

Sections: General, address, training, apb (plant breeding), advisory service, info services.

Language: English


International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC)

News and information, advice, research and training, on low-cost water supply and sanitation in developing countries.

Sections: IRC Home, Themes &Topics, Products & Services, Projects, About IRC, IRC, Location, Site Map.

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian


Networking in Development Cooperation

NEDWORC is a network of development consultants associated to raise their level of expertise and to keep abreast of developments in the field. NEDWORC members organise lectures and training courses. NEDWORC offers embassies, firms of consultant engineers, national and international developmental organisations and other institutions a combination of expertise and experience in fields including Agronomy, Social Sciences & Communication, Economics, Land & Water, Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Public Health, and Environmental Sciences. Consultant profiles include information on the consultant’s Expertise, Key qualifications, Language, Area of experience, Duration availability, Date availability.

Sections: General information, contact NEDWORC.

Languages: English, French


AgroWeb Russian Federation

Links to agriculture and food-related sites within Russia and around the world.

Sections: Ministry of Agriculture, information centres and libraries, education, research centres, NGOs, agro marketing, European integration, Belarus Agricultural Library, IAALD News (Central & Eastern Europe), Central Scientific Agricultural Library, links to conference pages.

Languages: Russian, English


The World Bank Group in Russia

The World Bank is the world’s largest source of development assistance. It uses its financial resources, trained staff, and knowledge base to help each developing country onto a path of stable, sustainable, and equitable growth.

Sections: World Bank Group in Russia, World Bank Group, News and Events, Data and Publications, Projects and Business Opportunities, Partners, Moscow Country Office.

Languages: Russian, English


International AIDS Economic Network (IAEN)

The International AIDS Economic Network (IAEN) provides data, tools and analysis on the economics of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in developing countries, for compassionate, cost-effective responses to the global epidemic. The network began in 1993 as an informal group of researchers, policymakers, program administrators and others from development agencies, multilateral institutions, universities and NGOs. The network champions the use of new information technologies – especially e-mail and the World Wide Web – to link researchers and the HIV/AIDS policy community world wide.

Sections: IAEN Home, Announcements, About IAEN, Newsletter, Library, Models, Online Conferences, IAEN Partners, Links, Search, Editor's Corner.

Language: English


Delegation of the European Commission in Russia

This site of the Delegation of the European Commission in Russia contains information about the European Union and its institutions, its 15 member states and the EU’s Tacis. Note the link to the Europa site and additional information in the eleven European languages. The Tacis Programme, the European Union’s initiative for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, which fosters the development of harmonious and prosperous economic and political links between the European Union and these partner countries. Tacis supports partner countries’ initiatives to develop societies based on political freedoms and economic prosperity by providing grant finance for know-how to encourage the process of transition to market economies and democratic societies.

Sections: News (Site News, Press-Releases, Calendar of Events); What’s the EU (Introduction, Short History, EU Institutions, EU Member-States, EU Presidency, European Websites); EU and Russia (Overview of Relations, EU Delegation in Russia, Areas of Cooperation, Agreements and Documents); TACIS; “Evropa” Magazine: FAQ.

Languages: Russian, English


Amazing Environmental Organization Web Directory

An environmental organization directory dedicated to helping others keep in touch and informed on the World Wide Web. It includes 1000s of sites from over 100 countries. Its purpose is to make it easy for people from around the world to find environment-related web pages. Note invitation to submit new page link information.

Sections: What’s New, Other Places To Search, Letters, Info.

Language: English


International press on Russia

Review of publications about Russia in foreign press (about 50 periodicals).

Sections: Main, Today, Yesterday, Archive, The best editions, Search, Options, About, Personal.

Language: Russian




United Nations (UN)

Official site of the United Nations.

Sections: We, the Peoples; Multimedia; Documentation and Maps; Publications, Stamps and Databases; Peace and Security; Economic and Social Development; Human Rights; Humanitarian Affairs; International Law; United Nations News Centre; About the United Nations; Main Bodies; Conferences and Events; Member States; General Assembly President; Secretary-General; UN & Civil Society; Issues on the UN Agenda; Millennium Assembly; UN & Business; CyberSchoolBus; Recent Additions; Comments; Questions & Answers; Site Index; Other UN Sites; Search.

Languages: English, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The activities of UNDP in the Russian Federation are structured on a country-driven approach and include democratic governance, sustainable livelihoods, and environmental management. Note: UNDP site contains many links to UN organizations, operating in Russia: UNESCO, ILO, UNIDO, IAEA, UNCTAD, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNAIDS, World Bank, ICAO, UNIC, UN, UNDP, UNOPS, UNEP, GEF, UNDCPJ, IYV.

Sections: Home, Announcement, Newsletter, News, Background, Regions Programme, Publications, Job Opportunities, FAQ, NHDR, Links, RBEC, Contacts, E-Forum, Feedback, Search.

Languages: Russian, English


International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO was established for the promotion of objectives set forth in its Constitution and Declaration in 1944.

Sections: What's New? Sitemap, About the ILO, Meetings, Resources, Careers.

Languages: English, French, Spanish


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Official UNESCO site.

Sections: Current events; Publications/Audiovisuals; Documents; Information Services; Mirrors; New; Fields of Activities; Statistics; Legal Instruments; UNESCO Partners; Search; Site Map; UNESCO Disclaimer; Governmental Bodies; Units Away from Headquarters.

Languages: English, French, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic.


United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

The UNIDO vision is to improve the living conditions of people and promote global prosperity through offering tailor-made solutions for the sustainable industrial development of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

Sections: UNIDO Weekly News; Events; Publications; Databases; Working with Us; What We Do; Media Corner; About UNIDO; Contact; Registered Users; News by e-mail; Jobs.

Language: English



United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

UNHCR, the United Nations refugee organization, is mandated by the United Nations to lead and coordinate international action for the world-wide protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems. UNHCR’s primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another state, and to return home voluntarily.

Sections: News Latest, News, The World, Statistics, Programmes and Fundraising, Global Consultations, Issues, Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Environment, Resettlement, Witness, Images, For Teachers, Publications, RefWorld, Maps, You Can Help, Contact, Internships, Archives.

Languages: English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Korean, Portuguese


The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

UNAIDS is an advocate for worldwide action against HIV/AIDS whose global mission is to lead, strengthen and support an expanded response to the epidemic that will prevent the spread of HIV, provide care and support for those infected and affected by the disease, reduce the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS, and alleviate the socioeconomic and human impact of the epidemic.

UNAIDS catalyses, strengthens and orchestrates the unique expertise, resources, and networks of influence. Working together through UNAIDS, cosponsors expand their outreach through strategic alliances with other United Nations agencies, national governments, corporations, media, religious organizations, community-based groups, regional and country networks of people living with HIV/AIDS, and other nongovernmental organizations.

Sections: For Journalists, About UNAIDS, Publications, HIV/AIDS Info, Site Map, Search, Help, Contact Us, Links.

Language: English