Publication: Prism Volume: 1 Issue: 1

Rolling onto the Information Superhighway

The Information Super Highway Comes to the Post-Soviet States

Throughout the 15 post-Soviet states, scholars, journalists and government officials are no going "on line" in increasing numbers. The shift to e-mail rather than fax as the medium of choice reflects the poor state of telephone lines in many areas and the high prices for using those that do exist. Listed below are four of the largest electronic networks in this region and seven of the largest on-line data bases. For more details, see the country listing home pages on the World Wide Web.


Demos Glasnet

Services: e-mail, IRC Services: e-mail, TCP/IP, Usenet

Phone: (095) 231-2129 Phone: (095)262-7079

E-mail: E-mail:

EUnet Service USSR* JSV Relcom*

Services: Internet access Services: TCP/IP, Internet,

Phone: (095) 198-4984 Gopher, WWW, mailserve

E-mail: postmaster@USSR.EUnet Phone: (095) 943-4735


*Unet and Relcom link the following cities in the region: Moscow, Atrzamas-16, Abakan, Baku, Barnaul, Belgorod, Biysk, Bishkek, Vladivostok, Volgogrqad, Voronezh, Vologda, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Magadan, Nalchik, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Petropavlovsk, Rostov, Ryazan, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Tashkent, Ufa, Khabarovsk, as well as others being added every week.

Popular On-Line Data Bases


Provides full-text of legal documents from CIS countries. On line with LEXIS-NEXIS, WESTLAW, GBI. Fax: (095) 932-6300.


Access to the Central Scientific Medical Library. On line with DIMDI. Fax: (095) 128-8739.

Economic Information Agency

Economic statistics. On line with AEN. Fax: (095) 229-4236.


Full texts of 1500 Russian government documents. Fax: (095) 938-2873.