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may wish to decide whether you feel comfortable about our credibility,
before you read our opinions and advice
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Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 09:45:39 -0600
From: Leigh Dulin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Cool Links of The Week Award
Great site! The Palms Lobby demonstrates the kind of excellence in overall design and layout that we search for to receive our Cool Links of The Week Award. You may view your link in the News & Finance Category at http://www.mousetrak.com/cool.htm
Congratulations and best wishes from ITAC Systems, Inc.
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Time Warner's Pathfinder, AT&T, The Microsoft, IBM,
Europe Online, NYNEX,
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 10:37:25 -0800
From: email@example.com (McKinley Review)
Subject: Your site awarded 3 stars by Magellan
Palms' Portal to Russia and Eastern Europe http:www.peterpalms.com
Your Internet site has been reviewed and rated by The McKinley Group's professional editorial team. We are delighted to designate your resource as a "3-Star" site. Our sincerest congratulations! This rating is a special mark of achievement in Magellan, McKinley's comprehensive Internet directory of nearly 2 million sites and 40,000 reviews.
Our reviews of WWW, FTP, and gopher sites, as well as mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups have appeared in print and online form, as well as CD-ROM. In addition, these site reviews will be republished as part of licensing agreements with Time Warner's Pathfinder, AT&T, The Microsoft Network, IBM, Europe Online, NYNEX, and other information providers. Your site has excelled in our rigorous review process, in which we consider three primary factors: depth of content, ease of exploration, and Net appeal.
Congratulations again on your 3-Star award! We wish you continued success in all of your online endeavors.
Sincerely, The McKinley Group, Inc.
AWARD FROM RUSSIA
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 9 Dec 96 14:55:35 ??? From: Bashevoy <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: palms@PeterPalms.com Subject: My congratulations! (My gift)
Dear Pyotr Joannevich!
PALM'S PORTAL is in the list of awarded sites the "Quick Access From Russia" Association!
With best regards, Valerii http://sungraph.jinr.dubna.su/valeri/
RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S IMPORTANT FINANCIAL WEB-SITES
From email@example.com Wed Apr 30 08:31:23 1997 Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 13:26:50 -0700 From: Stephen Eckett <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: URL3@numa.com Subject: Investing Online - new book from FT Pitman
Congratulations! I thought you might like to know that your site was judged one of the world's important financial web sites in the new book INVESTING ONLINE just published by Financial Times Pitman Publishing of London.
In research for the book, over 1,500 financial web sites world-wide were evaluated.
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From email@example.com Thu Jun 12 04:05:13 1997 Date: Mon, 9 Jun 1997 20:22:48 +0200 From: Web Server <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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J'ai le plaisir de vous annoncer que votre site Internet est chronique dans le numero 3 d'Internet le Guide du Web, le 1er magazine francophone concu comme une veritable visite guidee des meilleurs sites Internet.
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Je vous prie d'agreer, Monsieur, l'expression de mes sentiments les meilleurs.
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AUGUST 17TH RUBLE DEVALUATION PREDICTED
From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Aug 21 15:23:51 1998 Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 16:27:21 +0200 From: Gregory <email@example.com> To: palms@PeterPalms.com Subject: Re: Tidbits July 29
ATT: Peter Palms
On July 29, 1998 Dr. Palms wrote: Russian Banks have amassed $355 billion in outstanding forward dollar contracts, more than three times the combined assets of the entire banking system. A 50% devaluation would wipe out every bank in Russia except the government owned Sberbank, the state savings bank. Such a drop from 6.23 rubles to 9.34 rubles is unavoidable.
* Yesterday, on the 17 of Aug 1998 the Central Bank of Russia claimed the ruble will be changed on the rates from 6.5 to 9.5 / per one US $ !!! (Russian Central Bank is still afraid to admit the rubles devaluation.)
* About three weeks ago you predicted the rubles devaluation precisely, and more - you took the liberty to said this process is UNAVOIDABLE !!! And indeed that's happened yesterday. Unbelievable.
I understand if it can't be any answer on my questions as follow: Is it the result of analyse the Russian's financial situation you did, or is it the result of some kind of the confidential information you had ? Or may be you have some universal secrets how to evaluate the situations on the markets ?
Thank you and best regards
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From firstname.lastname@example.org Thu Jul 23 21:55:05 1998
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 17:47:50 -0400
From: "Lotspeich, Katherine" <email@example.com>
Please add me to your listserve of tidbits. It was most enjoyable.
United States Information Agency
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From firstname.lastname@example.org Thu Jul 23 18:27:02 1998 Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 10:31:47 -0400 From: Edward Lucas <email@example.com> To: palms <palms@PeterPalms.com> Subject: tidbits please
I saw your news briefs on the Expat list. Please make me a regular subscriber
Edward Lucas Moscow Correspondent The Economist
From PBNSlater@aol.com Wed Jul 22 11:15:59 1998
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 1998 03:25:07 EDT
Subject: Subscription request
Dear Dr. Waal-Palms,
Please add me to your mailing list. I have read your comments over the last 5 years with interest but always thought that you were overly pessimistic. Now I'm beginning to think you have a crystal ball !
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE LISTED INFORMATION VENDOR
Wed May 27 09:20:52 1998
To: "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, American_Bank, USA" <palbank@PeterPalms.com>
Subject: Invitation to deliver paper at Middle East Gas Summit 98
Thank you kindly for your updates on the Russian situation which I find highly useful .
Being highly intuned with the developments in Russia - we would like to invite you to present a paper at one of the world's most prestigious gas conferences - the 4th Annual Middle East GAs Summit 98 to be held in 11-16 Oct 98, in Abu Dhabi
We would be honoured if you would kindly accept our invitation to deliver a paper on : Re-structuring taxation and non-payment debt as part of the investment process and Debt vs Equity based financing for Central Asia gas development
Your paricipation would add greatly to the significance of the conference.
We thank you for your kind consideration of this invitation.
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Tel: 65-8355 121 Fax: 65- 733 5087
Upstream Energy /Special Projects IBC ASIA LIMITED Direct tel : (65) 8355 121
General tel: (65) 8355 100 FAX: : (65) 733 5087 No. 1 Grange Road #08-02 The Orchard Building Singapore 239 693
IBC ASIA is part of the IBC Group listed on the London Stock Exchange and traded under Media. IBC dessiminates current and accurate industry information via electronic services, publications, conferences, training programmes and seminars. More than 3000 events are convened each year from our offices in UK, USA, Germany, South Africa, Sweden, the UAE, Australia and Singapore.
From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Jul 22 15:48:21 1998
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 1998 16:29:00 +0200
From: Irina McKeehan Campbell <email@example.com>
To: "palms@PeterPalms.com" <palms@PeterPalms.com>
I would like to be placed on your email list for receiving your great tidbits of information. Thank you. It appears you have access to information which we puny mortals somehow miss repeatedly.
with best wishes,
Irina McKeehan Campbell
Bielefeld University Faculty of Public Health
snail mail: Konrad Adenauer Ring 1a 69226 Nussloch, Heidelberg, GErmany
From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue May 26 12:43:41 1998
Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 12:28:09 +0200
From: Jim Catterson <email@example.com>
To: "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, American_Bank, USA" <palbank@PeterPalms.com>
Subject: Re: tidbits May 22 Adendum2
Brussels May 23, 1998
many thanks for the on-going supply of information which continues to be invaluable.
Reporter , Belgium, European Network
At 01:27 PM 5/22/98 -0700, you wrote: >Tidbits May 22, 1998 - Addendum 2 > >LAST TIDBITS ON May 22, 1998 Adendum
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
From AgrestM@cofc.edu Mon Mar 30 11:48:49 1998 Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 16:41:16 -0400 From: "Mikhail M. Agrest" <AgrestM@cofc.edu> To: palms@PeterPalms.com Subject: Minor in Russian
Dear Dr. van de Waal-Palms. It is my pleasure to inform you that the College of Charleston Faculty Senate approved the Russian Studies Program and the Minor in it. Your letter of support did definitely help us to succeed in establishing this program. We have already started receiving applications for enrollment in the Minor in Russian Studies. We continue our activities providing the community with information about our Program as well as about Russia in general. Currently we present Russian Decorative Miscellany and Literature which represent Four Major parts of the Russian Studies Program at the College: Language, Literature, History and Politics.
Thank you very much for your time and kindness.
Sincerely, Mikhail M. Agrest
Mikhail M. Agrest, PhD. in Physics & Mathematics Physics & Astronomy Dpt. College of Charleston. 66 George Str. Charleston, SC. 29424 NEW AREA CODE: (843) Fax: (843) 953-4824; Tel:(843) 953-5593 Office tel:(843) 953-1-359; http://www.cofc.edu/~agrestm/
From PITCC01.LAUN03@SSW.ALCOA.COMWed Jun 28 00:33:27 1995
Date: 16 Jun 1995 13:44:13 GMT
From: "Max W. Laun" <PITCC01.LAUN03@SSW.ALCOA.COM
Subject: Re: Economikc Issues - Russia
Dr. van de Waal-Palms, if you don't mind, I'd like to forward your report to several other people within Alcoa who are working on things Russian. I'll wait to hear from you. Thanks.
RUSSIAN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTING FIRM - KRASNODAR
Tue Mar 31 14:36:34 1998 Date:
To: palms@PeterPalms.com Subject: CO-OPERATION
My name is Ola Ogunbiyi(Dr.). The company I represent is ATLAS CONSULTING LTD. - an International Business and Investment Management consulting Firm located in Krasnodar City (south Russia). Our service portfolio ranges from simple executive search to complex market research, real investment project pilo- ting, and international business support services.
For six months or so now I have been a subscriber to and receipient
of your your critical, yet factual and educative TIDBITS on Russian and
CIS. I found the articles refreshing and invaluable. May your efforts be
Dr. Ola Ogunbiyi /senior business consultant/ Atlas Consulting Ltd., 25 Tramvainaya st., Offices 11, 12 & 13, Krasnodar city - 350021, Russian Federation. Tel.: (7)(8612)394128; 376974 Fax: (7)(8612)394128 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
From JSwice@aol.comThu Jan 2 10:53:01 1997 Date: Wed, 1 Jan 1997 14:31:00 -0500 From: JSwice@aol.com To: palms@PeterPalms.com Subject: your knowledge
Dear Dr. Pyotr Joannevich van de Waal-Palms,
It is amazing how God's providence works because I was just looking for somebody here in United States who would be as passionate about restoration of my country as I am. And here I find your letters to Mr. Gorshkoff. I have read your correspondence and can tell that you really understand the nature of our "business mentality". That is very unique and I do not believe that there are many consultants in Russia who understand "New russians" as well as you do.
With best regards, Grigory Pavlotsky.
State of Washington
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 14:06:00 -0700 From: Brad Hillis <Brad.Hillis@courts.wa.gov> To: American Bank USA <palms@PeterPalms.com> Subject: RE: new data for data base.
Thanks so much for this incredibly useful document. Talk to you soon,
Brad Hillis Brad.Hillis@courts.wa.gov Legal Library System of State of Washington Courts System
CONSULTANT ADVISOR ON RUSSIA
The Corus Company, Corus Consulting Group, Technology Trustees Company
Thank you very much for your book "Understanding Russian Banking". Indeed you have earned the respect and appreciation of many people in both countries and you have certanly earned my respect. Our tript together to the Soviet Union in 1989 was one of those events that changed my life and I remember well some of our conversations. During that trip we saw the potential, but I don't think we could have forseen the continuous obstacles that would evolve over the next several years. However you have stayed the course and have applied your energies to follow your words. May you continue on a path of success and enjoy the fruits of your labors.
EAST WEST BUSINESS AND TRADE MAGAZINE
Date: 28 Oct 96 19:50:20 EST
From: Eric Brody <103226.1271@CompuServe.COM>
To: "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms" <palbank@PeterPalms.com>
Subject: Greetings, Dr. Palms.
October 28, 1996
Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, IV Palms & Company, Inc. Palms Bayshore Building, Penthouse Suite #408 6421 Lake Washington Boluevard Northeast Kirkland, WA 98033-6876 http://www.peterpalms.com palbank@PeterPalms.com
Dear Dr. Palms:
First, let me congratulate and thank you for Palms' Portal. It is an absolutely invaluable resource, well deserving of the accolades it has received from the various Website rating agencies.
I must say I find your analysis to be intuitively more credible than
the "helpful" spin of U.S. government officials, such as the
honorable retiring ambassador Thomas Pickering.
Eric Brody Editor,
East/West Business & Trade
14 West Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD 21201
410-783-8418 (fax 783-8457)
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 09:08:32 -0800
Subject: Dr. Palm's Essays
I enjoyed reading your essays about Russia. Your deep understanding of the situation in that part of the world genuinely surprised me. I especially agree with your views described in "Russia Does Not Want Investments". It'll probably take Russians a while to comprehend true meaning of investments and eliminate "free lunch" mentality.
It seems that your essays are well suited for educated, active Russian people interested in gaining basic understanding of Western finance. I think that many young Russian people could greatly benefit from your knowledge if you translated these and other materials in Russian and put them on your WEB site. Commentaries from all interested parties, questions and discussions in both languages would also enrich your quite informative site.
I sincerely appreciate your contribution to the development of normal economy in C.I.S. and wish you all the best in your efforts.
Andrei Baranov, Management Consultant
PS. Having read your essays I remembered that we had several telephone conversations in 1992 when I was serving as Tajik representative to the US in Washington, DC. You also sent me some materials about your company. Although we have not met yet, perhaps some time in the future we will have a chance to know each other better.
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 10:04:03 -0500
From: Cathleen Belliveau <Cathleen.Belliveau@MS01.DO.treas.sprint.com>
To: Non Receipt Notification Requested <palbank@PeterPalms.com>
Subject: re: Method for creating economic recovery
Mr. van de Waal-Palms:
I am interested in obtaining a copy of the article by Michael W. Mandeville, Method for Creating Economic Recovery that was posted on the ee-econ list serve. I work for the Department of Treasury and we have several tax people in Russia who would be interested in the article. Is there a charge? Please advise.
Cathleen Belliveau Program Officer/IET/Russia
Dept of Treasury
University Political Science Faculty
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 13:25:11 -0500 (EST)
From: "Jiri S. Melich"
Subject: Russia's Tragedy
Dear Mr. Pyotr Johannevich,
Having recently read all your contributions to the Johnson's Russia List, I have come to appreciate your approach which is far from those narrow-minded "kremlinologists" who are preoccupied by "power games" at the top and have never seen experience and suffering (as well as unique features) of the Russian society at large. It is, unfortunately, rather rare nowadays, that somebody is willing and able to integrate an attitude of an informed analyst and, at the same time, be guided by some ethical principles. On the issue of the predicament of the Russian population, you are absolutely right in maintaining that "a complete abandonment of all principals of social justice, has effectively excluded the population from participation in the economy." Dear Mr. Pyotr Johannevitch, I consider your vision of Russia to be exceptionally insightful and relevant, comparable to that of Solzhenitsyn, but unlike him, you present an analysis which is economically sound and from a modern perspective. I am convinced that this vision deserves to be shared and promoted (I am trying to make my own little contribution to this) with the wider public and policy-makers. I believe (I would like to believe) with you that "we are in the process of structuring a new world view reflecting this new [anti-me-first] awareness;" this process has been, however, very slow.
Jiri S. Melich Carleton
University, Ottawa Department of Political Science
P.S.: I also fully share your opinion on the NATO expansion. _________________________________________________________________________
Eastern European News Listserver
From email@example.comThu Jan 11 18:14:05 1996 Date: Sun, 24 Dec 1995
15:00:28 -0500 (EST)
From: Ross Hedvicek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: palbank@PeterPalms.com Subject:
Re: Will of the Donors (fwd)
Thank you for posting it here and for saying the truth.
Feel free to post any of your thoughts in the future as well.
Ross - listowner
RUSSIAN LEGAL LIBRARY
From email@example.comMon Nov 6 17:23:02 1995
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 1995 00:08:51 +0300 (MSK)
From: "Yuri K. Zur" <firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Dr. Pyotr Joannevich
It happened so that I received a message
I've found in the message a _very_ professional and profound analysis and comments to an incoming trash, presented as an analytical review.
Comments and quotes show a realy brilliant and a laser-like brain of a superior quality specialist on securities, banking and financial market (market?) in RF.
Yuri K. Zur.
"KODEKS" Informational Legal System,
St. Petersburg, Russia On Line: http://www.dux.ru/kodex/KodexHome.html
"KODEKS" Informational Legal System, St. Petersburg, Russia
From email@example.comThu Jan 11 18:14:45 1996 Date: Sun, 24 Dec 1995 19:14:26 +0300 (MSK) From: "Yuri K. Zur" <firstname.lastname@example.org To: palbank@PeterPalms.com Subject: Pyotr Joannevich
I've found the enclosed message in my postbox. However I find all facts in the message / the header is quoted / to be very proficiently prepared and performed by a very clever person, it may be interesting to majority of RF population. May any extractions from the letter be published or placed to WWW service in RF?
Yuri K. Zur.
"KODEKS" Informational Legal System, St. Petersburg, Russia
STATE OF OHIO - RUSSIAN SISTER CITY PROGRAM
From email@example.com Sat May 3 23:09:15 1997 Date: Tue, 25 Mar
1997 12:56:04 -0800
From: Bill Price <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, American_Bank, USA" <palbank@PeterPalms.com>
Subject: More praise for the Guru
I made mention in a public forum of you and your eloquent and magnanimous contributions of valuable knowleldge. Here is a publically posted reply to my posting:
---- From: "Walyer, Scott" <email@example.com> Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 00:38:46 -0500 Subject: Re: Palms' Portal
For those of you as intested in business with Russia as I am, DO NOT pass the valuable site presented by Bill Price yesterday. It's everything you could ever need to know. Thank you, thank you, thank you! pindex.html ----
FROM JOHNSON'S RUSSIA LIST
Center For Defense Information
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Sat, 10 Aug 1996 07:51:19
I just came across the diaalogue between you and the "Economic Transition Group." On your web page. An excellent exchange. I am going to send it out to "Johnson's Russia List." I believe that you are one of the recipients already. I would be very interested in having further contact with you.
David Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Defense Information
1500 Mass. Ave. NW Washington, DC US 20005
All files in directory
AMERICAN PUBLISHER OF BOOKS ABOUT RUSSIAN ECONOMICS
From email@example.com Mon Mar 3 14:07:07 1997 Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997
11:20:20 -0600 (CST)
From: "Michael D. Corbin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, American_Bank, USA" <palbank@PeterPalms.com>
Subject: Re: New Russian web site: Palms Russian Public Library
I have already added this site to my Russian links page at
Excellent work and a great accomplishment! You have increased the value and usefullness of the internet. The effect of this library will be felt for generations to come. It will be a pleasure to watch it grow.
Thank you again and again!
Michael D. Corbin
The Mir House 8919 Parallel Parkway, Suite 560 Kansas City, KS 66112-1655 United States of America Ph: (913)299-4598 Fax: (913)299-2143 http://www.mirhouse.com/ email@example.com
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE
From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Feb 19 18:19:17 1997 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 12:21:57 -0500 From: durgin <email@example.com> To: palbank@PeterPalms.com Subject: Bravo
Dear Dr. Van de Wall-Palms:
I thought your recent response to Balsi was right on target. I don't know why when it comes to Russia that people just can not see the very simple truth of what you were saying. I have long had the same thought: they all started off pretty much at the same income and wealth levels, and then a small percentage of them, without producing anything or adding anything to the national wealth end up with 90% of it. As you said the instrument used to do that was inflation. Now that inflation has done its dirty work, they set out to cure inflation. and they are doing it by simply not paying the workers and pensioners (whose skins they have already taken).
Best wishes Faank Durgin
Yegor Gaidar - Former Prime Minister of Russia
From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Feb 19 17:08:02 1997
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 18:12:42 +0300
From: Leonid Todorov <email@example.com>
Dr. P. Johannevich van de Waal- Palms
We are most grateful to you for your very informative messages. Dr. Gaidar study them and will be back at his earliest convenience to proceed with the discussion.
Leonid Todorov Assistant to Dr. Gaidar
From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Mar 19 15:20:44 1997 Date: Fri, 14 Mar
1997 10:01:08 -0800
From: Lydia Zaverukha <email@example.com>
To: palms@PeterPalms.com Subject: change e-mail address
To whom it may concern:
My organization has been receiving e-mail from American Bank USA. WE would like to continue receiving the e-mail, but please direct it to me instead of the organizational email address. My address is in this message. Do not use the old address of: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
I look forward to continuing to receive the Russia related info.
Lydia B. Zaverukha email@example.com
AN AMERICAN NGO
From BarbsBAK@aol.com Tue Mar 11 10:56:52 1997 Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997
00:11:25 -0500 (EST) From: BarbsBAK@aol.com To: palms@PeterPalms.com
Subject: Gray Doves
Attn: Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms
Dear Dr. van de Waal-Palms,
I wanted to write and tell you how grateful our organization is for all of the referrals to agencies helping the elderly you have given us.
Thanks to you, we have enough projects to last for quite some time !
Barbara Johnston Executive Director
Gray Doves International
From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Jan 21 07:33:50 1997
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 1997 15:36:10 -0800 (PST)
From: Patrick Kurkoski <email@example.com>
To: American Bank USA <palms@PeterPalms.com>
Dear Dr. Palms,
Thank you very much for your informative, insightful, and enlightening discussions of the economic transition in Russia. I have greatly enjoyed reading your articles and commentary. Your tireless work toward the betterment of the Russian people is awe inspiring.
Patrick J. Kurkoski
From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Apr 28 15:23:22 1997
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 12:23:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Jones <email@example.com>
To: palms@PeterPalms.com Subject: USAID support for Elites
I read with total agreement the message you wrote below. I have seen this process and feel outraged that Americans NGO and PVO ogranizations are supporting the contiued corruption by paying all the wrong folks to conduct their projects. It is a form of collaboration indeed.
Thank you for articulating it so well.
FROM: Russian Ministry of Education
From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Apr 28 16:33:12 1997
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 97 06:07:38 -0200 From:
"Yury L. Izhvanov" <email@example.com>
To: palms@PeterPalms.com Subject: Warmest congratulations
To Pyotr Joannevich van de Waal-Palms, General Director, Tovarichestvo Palmsa, Palms & Company, Inc., Investment Bankers
Dear Pyotr Joannevich !
Warmest congratulations and many happy returns of the day and many wishes for your birthday. Long life, good health and happiness to you and your family.
Yuri L. Izhvanov
Ministry for Education of Russia Center for New Information Technologies
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 1996 11:44:28 -0700
Subject: your Portal
I've followed your postings on several lists and had a bookmark I just wanted to send you congrats on your exceptional homepage setup. I've seen Fortune 500 pages that were not nearly as well done.
Regards from Denver, Jay Brodell
From firstname.lastname@example.orgSat Dec 9 08:53:41 1995
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 95 14:42:01 PST
From: "Dana I. Abrams" <email@example.com
Subject: re:Russian Markets
I found your website very interesting and of potential to Rockwell. We already have offices in Russia, but are always trying to spread the word on a global basis about our Corporation --- especially to promote the image of being the best diversified high technology company in the world ( That is the Rockwell Vision !).
I will forward your information to the "appropriate people"
From Georgetown University
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 17:19:53 -0500
From: Alan Mayer-Sommer <MAYERSOM@gunet.georgetown.edu
Subject: Defense Conversion - CIS
I will be making a presentation to executives from Russia, Ukraine, Khazakstan, Belorus on the accounting implications of defense conversion. These will be senior level executives from selected defense companies in these states. Your material on the internet was most helpful to me in orienting myself more to this topic. Do you have any insights on the accounting implications associated with conversion to a market-driven, civilian-oriented product/service focus that you might be willing to share with me? If you have specific material with your firm name on it, I would be glad to make appropriate reference during my presentation.
Dear Petrus Palms and Metasyn Media:
Congratulations on your website http://www.eskimo.com/~palbank, which I had an opportunity to browse today. It should prove to be a useful information source for people and companies desiring to do business within the Russian Federation, Ukraine, the Baltic Republics and the rest of the 15 republics which used to comprise the Soviet Union.
Will Zuzak; 1995-10-13
On Fri, 12 Jan 1996, EugeneKrupatkin wrote:
Thank you for the information - I'll transfer the information to my friend in Odessa.
You are doing a wonderful job. Thanks from all people in Russia and Ukraine.
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 12:05:44 -0800
From: Yana.Kushner@PeterPalms.com To: palbank@PeterPalms.com Subject: PAGEMAIL
Heardwrite: linked from SUNSITE, Latin America
Message: Hello Dr. Palms!
What a wonderful coincidence to run across your web page as I sit here doing research. To refresh your memory, we collaborated jointly on a bid to USAID on a Privatization Information RFP back in Spring 1994. I was with the Koltai Group (Dr. Leslie Koltai) in Ventura, CA and I flew up to Seattle to meet you. We attended the USAID conference and had lunch together. I then spent Aug. 1994 - Aug. 1995 living in Belarus working for the International Finance Corporation (member of the World Bank Group) on a Small-Scale Privatization Project. I am now back in the U.S. attending the Stern School of Business at NYU and will receive my MBA next May. As for the big "summer internship", I am being recruited by many of the big investment banking firms and find myself leaning towards a Salomon Brothers position at their European headquarters in London. I am quite impressed with your entrance into the internet community -- it is so full of opportunities. But then again you have always been ahead of your time.
Best of Luck and Warmest Regards,
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 09:36:05 PST
From: Xerox www.xerox.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Dr Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms <palbank@PeterPalms.com
Subject: WWW comment links al-Palms)
We looked at your web page and were very impressed. Keep up the good work. If we can be of further help, just let us know.
RUSSIAN INTERNET PUBLISHING COMPANY
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 02:13:07 +-300
From: Valentin A. Korinevsky <email@example.com
To: "'Dr. Peter Palms'" <palms@PeterPalms.com
Dear Dr. van de Waal-Palms,
Palms' Portal is one of the most comprehensive information sources regarding Russia and the C.I.S.
Best regards, Helena Chernyshkova, EMN executive director, Moscow ,Valentin Korinevsky, vice-president, Internet publishing Fax phone: +7 (095) 242-8956 or +7 (095) 248-2859 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 96 03:50 +0300
From: Andrew Scherbina <firstname.lastname@example.org
To: "Dr.Pyotr Johannevich" <palbank@PeterPalms.com
It was really a great pleasure for us to visit Palms & Company WEB Site. Thank You for providing us a brilliantly organized useful information. We are small but energetic group at the moment pioneered in NIS, but we will be expanded in the nearest years.
Andrew V.Scherbina Participant of "Moscow-St.Peterburg" project team. Moscow fax +7-095-923-18-43 e-mail email@example.com
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS - MOSCOW
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 1996 02:22:01 +0000
From: Jeff Curtis <firstname.lastname@example.org
To: "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, American_Bank, USA" <palbank@PeterPalms.com
Subject: Re: Mafia
Thank you very much for your information. You described a very sophisitcated system of fraud through the Russian banking system. I will spend some time studying the transactions you described.
With much gratitude,
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS - MOSCOW
President American Institute of Business and Economics Moscow
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 12:44:14 +0200
From: Edwin G. Dolan <email@example.com
To: palms@PeterPalms.com Subject: for Peter Palms
Dear Mr. Palms--
Your detailed comments on the "Program of the Transition Group" reached me via a posting of Franticek Nepil. I found them very interesting, and in fact I agree with at least 95 percent of what you say, maybe more, on the basis of 6 years living here in Moscow, teaching business and economics to Russians, and trying to run a small business. I often contribute to the Moscow Times, a good forum to circulate ideas like yours. Would you have any interest in restating your comments in the form of a 1000 word editorial for them? I could forward it to the editor, whom I know fairly well, and he would likely publish it. Alternatively, if you don't have time to get around to doing it, would you object if I made your views (attributed, of course, unless for some reason you object) the subject of one of my own columns for the Moscow Times? I've just put a subscription in to your list to see what other interesting ideas might be floating around there.
President American Institute of Business and Economics Moscow firstname.lastname@example.org
From South Africa
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 1996 23:09:38 +0200
From: Pedro Abrunhosa <email@example.com
To: American Bank USA <firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Hello
Thank you again for your latest reply. Now that I have browsed your pages extensively, and read offline some of your articles, I truly believe in the mission that you set yourself to achieve. I hope you and others can reap the rewards of our passionate interest for East Europe. Very timeous too. Well done.
netGAIN - Gateway for Announcements on Internet P O Box 57, Milnerton (Cape Town), 7435 South Africa Voice tel: 27-(0)21-5578448, Mobile: 27-(0)83-6254848 Fax: 27-(0)21-5573679
From Russian Bank
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1996 11:36:17 +0400
From: Sergey Minin <email@example.com
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: palbank@PeterPalms.com
Subject: Re: WWWpages
Dear Dr.Peter J. van de Waal-Palms,IV !
Thank you for the letter.
I'm answering you not on behalf of our bank, but as a private person. I've got acquainted with the information on your WWW and believe that what your do is great importance. Your activity helps to establish mutually beneficial cooperation between the USA and Russia.
Chiev of the department Smolensk Agroprombank email@example.com
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 1996 16:47:56 -0400 (EDT) From: Alexey V. Plastun <firstname.lastname@example.org To: palms@PeterPalms.com
Dear Dr. Palms:
I visited your site and read everything very attentively. To my mind it is one of the most thought-through sites devoted to Russia. I also added a link to your site on my homepage (http://falcon.arts.cornell.edu/~govt/students/avp4/)
Sincerely, Alexey Plastun
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
Date: 10 May 1996 16:12:01 U
From: Veronika Litinski <Veronika_Litinski@macmail.lbl.gov
To: "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal" <palbank@PeterPalms.com
Thank you for your work in shedding some light into Russian chaos.
Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 10:09:02 -0500
From: Sergei Shepelev <Shepsm@tyler.net
Subject: Recent posting received
To: "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, American_Bank, USA"
Thank you for doing this excellent job.
FROM: THE NETHERLANDS
Date: Fri, 31 May 96 01:46:58 GMT
From: ALICOR N.V. <email@example.com
To: palmport-list@PeterPalms.com, "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, American_Bank, USA"
Thank you for excellent posting. Our trading company has been selling to Russia for quite a period of time. It is a good market. Keep up the good reporting. We enjoy your mail list.
Dr. Hans-Peter Novasek Alicor Holdings (Trading) NV +1 714 498 6206 firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 16:15:44 +0100 From: Carlo Scarpa <email@example.com To: palms@PeterPalms.com
Dear Dr. de Waal-Palms,
I was extremely interested reading some of the stories you publicized through your internet node (e.g., IBM..) that I discovered thanks to the indication of my colleague Igor Galin of Nuffield College, Oxford.
As Igor told me you are an amazing source of information.
Best wishes Carlo Scarpa
From firstname.lastname@example.orgThu Jan 11 18:52:13 1996
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 1995 21:55:58 AST From: email@example.com To: palbank@PeterPalms.com Subject: newspaper articles
While surfing the WWW, I ran into one of your pages discribing one of your services - free articles to the Ukrainian and Russian newspapers - I think it's a great idea that can provide people with so much needed education about doing business under conditions of market economy.
Realizing the great expertise that you have on the Ukraine, I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward to me the following articles by Dr. Piotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms: " Ukraina and the Global Economy" and "Who owns Ukraine" or any other information that you may have on this subject.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
From a Venture Capital Fund Manager
From blgrayso@CapAccess.orgMon Nov 6 16:19:57 1995 Date: Thu, 2 Nov 1995 12:59:24 -0500 (EST) From: "Benson L. Grayson" <blgrayso@CapAccess.org To: "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, American_Bank, USA" <palbank@PeterPalms.com
I very much enjoyed your report. It gives, in my humble opinion, a far better description of the actual situation in Russia than what is available in the US or Russian press, or other alternative sources.
Thanks. Benson Grayson
State of Ohio - Russian Sister City Program
From leecole@TSO.Cin.IX.netSat Mar 25 06:50:11 1995 Date: Thu, 16 Mar 1995 15:13:44 -0500 From: "leland m. cole" <leecole@TSO.Cin.IX.net To: palbank@PeterPalms.com, leecole@TSO.Cin.IX.net
Subject: Business Center
Thank you very much for the time you spent with me. I found it most interesting and useful. Also thank you for your suggestion that I work with David Stickney in Cherkassy. I will contact him again and try to meet when I am in Ukraine in May.
Lee Cole Ohio State Sister City organization
FROM KIEV - UKRAINE - UNICEF - UN - UNESCO
From dave@caaa.FreeNet.kiev.uaFri May 5 16:50:53 1995
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 95 14:47:26 +0200 (KIV) From: Dave Stickney <dave@caaa.FreeNet.kiev.ua To: palbank@PeterPalms.com Subject: CMU ministry of foreign economic affairs
The 300 pages that you sent me are now in a meeting in Kiev with the Ministry of Foreign Economic Affairs, I will let you know in the next few days what they said, I think you should be getting a call from them, I gave them your card, which has a Kiev Number on it.
257000 PO BOX #40 Cherkassy Ukraine Dave@caaa.freenet.kiev.ua PH (7) (0472) 47-56-69, Fax 47-74-36, Telex 147013 OBZOR UX, CAAA@SOVAM.COM Fidonet: 2:4635/4.21 Unitycom: 16:257/4.21 CAAA is a Project of IAEWP (NGO) United Nations (ECOSOC) UNDPI, UNICEF, UNCED & UNESCO
UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO
From PGYGH@ubvms.cc.buffalo.eduWed Feb 15 18:12:08 1995
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 11:41:41 -0500 (EST) From: PGYGH@ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu To: palbank@PeterPalms.com Subject: info re: palm95.l04
You should be congratulated on a fine series of articles! Could you please e-mail me those sections or tell me where I could obtain them? Also, I would like to ask permission to distribute this file to a few businesses in the our Western New York area who have expressed an interest along with some of our Ukrainian American community business people. It would of course be understood that I would give this handout whole with all appropriate references to you, your company, etc. in its entirety to anyone interested (I would not edit the text or break it up, except maybe to reformat the page if other people would like this on another file format or hardcopy).
Dr. George Hajduczok Univ. at Buffalo firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
From email@example.comSat Feb 18 09:24:40 1995 Date: Wed, 15 Feb 1995 19:19:44 -0500 (EST) From: "Irina V. Alyoshina" <firstname.lastname@example.org To: "Dr. Piotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms" <palbank@PeterPalms.com
Thanks for information.
- Thank you, I succeed to find you files 2 days ago in English, using gopher, and look through your articles too. I understand not everything, but there were interesting ideas - especially about common financial exchange in the world and globalization.
Irina Alyoshina, Ph.D.(econ), visiting faculty scholar, Management Science dep., SBPM, GWU, Washington DC 20052 fax. (202) 944 4930, tel. (202) 994 7375.
From JohnS426@aol.comThu May 4 10:06:46 1995
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 1995 02:59:29 -0400 From: JohnS426@aol.com To: palbank@PeterPalms.com Subject: Re: Russian Commercial Court Dear Dr van de Waal-Palms
Many thanks for the detailed information for my friend, Judge Silver. I will keep it also and send to others I know who are interested in creating business in Russia and Ukraine. I already passed on your fascinating article on the 20 billion in 100 dollar bills!! You are providing some of the most useful and vital information on what is going on over there in finances and economic field.
FSU MEDIA PROJECT - USAID
From email@example.comThu Jul 20 02:35:29 1995
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995 05:18:00 MMTDST From: Eric Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org To: palbank@PeterPalms.com
Subject: your help
I'm a little behind in my mail, but I just wanted to thank you for your help in getting votes for the Russian FSUMedia. We were a little late--we got plenty of votes but most came after the deadline--so Relcom says no go (for 6mo--then we can try again). It's my fault; I was traveling in Kazakhstan and didn't apply myself until too late. We'll set it up another way.
Anyway thanks again; that's quite an impressive list of media you've got
Funded by U.S. Agency for International Development
From email@example.comWed Jun 28 23:59:08 1995
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 1995 18:33:20 -0700 From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: palbank@PeterPalms.com Subject: General
Message: Just wanted to let you know that I enjoy your emails and your insight to problems facing the FSU.
FROM U.S. PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
From email@example.comFri Jun 30 02:07:56 1995
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 1995 07:10:12 -0700
From: Leon Keylin <firstname.lastname@example.org To: "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, American_Bank, USA" <palbank@PeterPalms.com
Subject: Re: Outlook Russia Investment June - July 1995
There has been increasingly large sum of our members who would love to have a conference with you. We can arrange a sponsored account on CompuServe for you (Will cost you not a dime) and it would take the amount of time (not more than an hour) that you can give us. We would all be grateful.
FROM RUSSIAN BUSINESSMAN IN RUSSIA
From email@example.comWed Jun 28 00:34:04 1995
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 1995 10:25:59 +0600 (GMT+0600)
From: Dmitry Latukhin <firstname.lastname@example.org To: "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms" <palbank@PeterPalms.com Subject: Re:
Dear Pyotr Johannevich,
Many thanks for sending materials. Your last articles are impressive. They contain deep and explicit analysis. I suppose they could be interesting for wide circles of people here. In this connection I would like to ask your permission to share some of these articles among the part of our customers. Last two weeks were very sad. Russia is straggered by disasters like an earthquake on Sahalin, continuing war in Chechnya and Buddenovsk now. It is a tragedy and madness. The goverment twist facts and can't often control the situation.
What you make and, as I think, we make also being a drop in the ocean is more important and gives a hope for future.
Vsego Vam samogo dobrogo,
From email@example.comWed Jul 26 13:40:09 1995
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 09:37:42 +0600 (GMT+0600)
From: Dmitry Latukhin <firstname.lastname@example.org
To: "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms" <palbank@PeterPalms.com
Subject: Re: hidden factor in manipulated overvalued ruble exchange
Dear Pyotr Johannevich,
Your article is splendid as usual. It presents a non-ordinary point of view and is of great interest for looking into intentions of the government.
Thank you very much,
FROM TARTARSTAN REPUBLIC, RUSSIA (one of 89 regions)
From email@example.comMon Mar 13 15:59:07 1995
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 1995 23:11:00 +0300 (MSK)
From: Vladislav Makarenko <firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: letter from Russia
Excuse my short silence. Our government officials - our President of Tatarstan and Minister of FER - were at the world economic forum in the Davos (Swisse) ZJ became acquainted oneself with your points of views on the Russian economic situation with great interest and attention. I think and I hope we will find the possibility for discussing this problems in the future.. I will be at the USA at the March. And about organize a Department of a regional of a regional development for Tatarstan.. Now I start discuss your suggests.
Best wishes. Michael Gershaft. My E-mail address: email@example.com
From JSMILLER@ubvms.cc.buffalo.eduWed Jun 28 01:20:38 1995
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 1995 13:32:20 -0400 (EDT)
From: Sam Miller <JSMILLER@ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu
To: palbank@PeterPalms.com Subject: Medical Equipment Notice
Dear Dr. van de Waal-Palms:
I have read many of your internet documents re doing business with FSU entities, and want to thank you for sharing your insights and very useful information with such a large audience. If you think I may be of help to you, please let me know.
FROM IRKUTSK - RUSSIA
From firstname.lastname@example.orgThu May 4 15:00:04 1995
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 95 00:56:38 +0900
From: "Vladimir M. Pogrebinsky" <email@example.com
To: palbank@PeterPalms.com Subject: Irkutsk again - 2
Dear Dr. Palms,
I've been really impressed by your thorough and comprehensive message - which was actually a whole workbook rather than just a letter! It took me really awhile to read it - but it was worth it. Thanks a lot for your time!
Your questions are practically a complete questionnaire! I believe that your advices and hints can be a real treasure for local business people going to step into the international market. We'll do our best to have those translated and delivered to whoever it might concern!
Since I used to work as director in a local ad agency /for 12 months/ - I still have good relations with local mass media - I think many of them will be just happy to publish some of your economical reviews and surveys. I also work as a consultant at a local private radio AM station - I'm sure they're just hunting for thoughtful business info.
Unfortunately I don't have access to WWW - neither I have ftp facilities -
You seem to possess a precious view of our business environment from INSIDE - unlike many other foreign business people!
Do you think you could be interested in us presenting local companies to you that seek to set up foreign contacts or enter the international market, etc.?
What else do you think we might be of help to you?
(Note: you can also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org - Vladimir)
FROM UNIVERSITY POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
From potichp@mcmail.CIS.McMaster.CASat Mar 18 08:07:32 1995
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 1995 07:39:59 +0001 (EST) From: Peter Potichnyj <potichp@mcmail.CIS.McMaster.CA To: palbank@PeterPalms.com
Subject: Gov leaders in Ukraine
I find your articles on Ukraine very informative and hope that you will continue to post them regularly.
Peter J. Potichnyj Department of Political Science McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4 Tel:905-525-9140 Ext. 23701 Fax:905-527-3071 Home address: 49 Sunrise Crescent Dundas, Ontario, Canada L9H 3S1 Tel:905-628-6434 Fax:905-628-3598
From email@example.comWed Apr 5 12:22:46 1995
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 1995 09:56:47 -0800
From: Michael Segal <firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Response
I absolutely agree with your comments. The Russian government probably entered into these agreements in the first place with a combination of cynicism and ignorance. Any business person attempting to use them in Russia would be wasting time and money.
FROM UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA
From email@example.comWed Jul 5 22:09:22 1995
Date: 29 Jun 95 17:22:11 EDT From: Anne Sudkamp <firstname.lastname@example.org To: palbank@PeterPalms.com Subject: Re: FSUBIZ
Hello Dr. van de Waal-Palms! I used one small report for an issue that is already at the printer and I credited your name and organization. If I use another, I'll be sure to publish your fax and e-mail, as you requiested.
Take care, Anne. University of Alaska
From email@example.comSat Mar 25 06:46:37 1995
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 1995 13:03:04 -0700 (MST) From: gary w tydings <firstname.lastname@example.org To: "Dr. Piotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms" <palbank@PeterPalms.com Subject: Re: Russia and CIS
I browsed some of your material and it is facinating and is in line with what we are attempting to do.
Gary Tydings http://nmeri.unm.edu
WORLD LEANING ORGANIZATION
From email@example.comWed Mar 15 07:18:43 1995
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 95 11:29 +0300 From: Peter Mahoney <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: palbank@PeterPalms.com
Subject: WWW Site Russia, (Free access)
This information is very useful. thanks for sending all the info to us. Yes we'd appreciate updates and new postings. Thanks again, World Learning
( Dr. van de Waal-palms is a paid advisoconsultant to World Learning through USAID)
Dun & Bradstreet Russia
From email@example.com Mon Mar 31 17:21:11 1997 Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 11:58:58 +0300 From: Tate Ulsaker <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: American Bank USA <palms@PeterPalms.com> Subject: Re: THe Local office question
If I am ever a great man, If I ever achieve half of the dreams I play with in my head, you will be paid a great debt. You have given me so much from nothing visable already. you have reminded me of so much, and also showed me how to internalize it deeper by practicing what we all knew..
Tate Sales Manager, Dun & Bradstreet, St. Petersburg
From blgrayso@CapAccess.orgMon Nov 6 16:19:57 1995 Date: Thu, 2 Nov 1995 12:59:24 -0500 (EST) From: "Benson L. Grayson" <blgrayso@CapAccess.org> To: "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, American_Bank, USA" <palbank@PeterPalms.com> Subject: Re: RBN 10/95
I very much enjoyed your report. It gives, in my humble opinion, a far better description of the actual situation in Russia than what is available in the US or Russian press, or other alternative sources. Thanks. Benson Grayson
FSU BUSINESS ORGANIZATION
From email@example.comWed Mar 6 21:35:26 1996 Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 13:38:45 -0500 (EST) From: BeardGroup <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Palms, American_Bank, USA" <palbank@PeterPalms.com> Subject: Re: FSUBIZ Activity Log (fwd)
I think you're doing a great job. I personally appreciate all of your efforts. Thanks.
From email@example.comMon Mar 11 08:55:46 1996 Date: Tue, 1 Jan 80 02:10:52 +0300 From: Grigorij Kolesnikov <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: palms@PeterPalms.com Subject: Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "COMMAND SYSTEM" AND "MARKET SYSTEM IN ALLOCATING RESOURCES AND CAPITAL TO RUSSIAN INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY
ATT: Peter Palms From: Grigorij Kolesnikov Re: Difference Between "Command System" And "Market System" In Allocating Resources And Capital To Industrial Activity
Respectable Mr. Palms !
I read Your article "Difference Between "Command System" And "Market System" In Allocating Resources And Capital To Industrial Activity" very careful. It was a great surprise how really You know and describe the situation in "Command System". At once I sought to write this letter with a lot of examples, when here everyday somebody try to attract a capital according to the norms and rules of the "Command System", but then I understand you have such examples much more than I. So, I write to say thank You. This article will help us to change our point of view and therefore to achieve a good results.
FROM SECRETARY OF STATE OF WASHINGTON February 4, 1991
I am pleased to wrtie you about Peter Palms and his corporation Palms & Company, Inc. Palms & Company, Inc. is chartered under Washington State law. As you might know, Washington State has had numerous business relationships with the Union of Socialist Republics for many decades.
It is my understanding that Palms & Company, Inc. is authorized to be the founder and sharholder in Soviet finance and banking businesses including Vostokinvestbank. Our state has no laws which prohibit this type of activity or any other lawful import, export, manufacturing, buying or selling activity within the Soviet Union by an American chartered corporation or company.
Over a period of the last several months, I have had an opportunity to get to know Mr. Peter Palms, the founder of Palms & Company, Inc. On a recent trip to the Soviet Union, he conducted himself extremely well and appeared to be doing an excellent job in developing relationships between the businesses of our state and the programs of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
My very best wishes to you
Secretary of State
Clinton - Yeltsin Summit
FROM PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA Le 3 avril 1993
Dear Delegate Dr. Palms
On behalf of the people and Government of Canada I am happy to welcome you to Vancouver on the occasion of the first meeting between U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
I am hopeful that your discussions will help to shape the evolving relations between the United States and Russia and contribute substantially to building international peace and security.
With my best wishes for a memorable visit
Prime Minister of Canada
FROM U. S. AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA - ARTHUR HARTMAN & NEW YOUR STOCK EXCHANGE
March 11, 1993
Dr. Peter John Palms IV Palms & Company , Investment Bankers
Dear Dr. Palms
The New York Stock Exchange Chairman and CEO William H. Donaldson has agreed to host a breakfast in honor of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Chubais at 11 Wall Street on Thurday march 18.
In his capacity as Chairman of the State Committee for the Management of State Property, Mr. Chubais, a fluent English speaker, will discuss the latest policies and issues surrounding the country's privatization program and the many opportunities for foreign investment in Russia. Mr. Chubais' visit to new York is being sponsored by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the British Know How Fund.
The breakfast will be held at 11 Wall Street, in the Board Room. We will begin at 8:15 and should conclude no later than 9:30. A small group of your fellow industry leaders also will be present for this occasion, which is informal and off-the-record.
Please respond to Robin Liebewitz at (202) 778-1040
Sincerely Arthur A. Hartman
Ambassador to the Former Soviet Union
U.S. Small Business Administration
Mr. Peter J. Palms, IV, president Palms & Company, Inc.
Dear Mr. Palms
In 1981 and 1982 you served as consultant to the U.S. Small Business Administration. I am also aware that you served as a venture capital consultant to the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency in 1982 and 1983 for a total payment of $162,000. In conection with these services you reported securing in excess of $4 million in equity financing, $3 million in debt financing and providing marketing assistance which generated over $5 million in new sales for client companies.
In my opinion, you have demonstrated a successful track record of generating venture capital and considerable expertise in business management in general.
William Wade Assistance District Director Management Assistance U.S. Small Business Administration
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE - INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION
Sept. 12, 1991
I have know Peter Palms professionally for about 8 years. My office has assisted him in a number of projects that he has been engaged in around the world. My impression is that he possesses high business ethics, creative intelligence, and reliable business habits. I have found him to be a worthy business contact and would not hesitate to refer him to others.
Over the past 5 years, or so, Mr. Palms has been making inroads in the U.S.S.R. via numerous business trips throughout that country. During these trips, he has established quality business contacts in many republics and in many industries. He has lectured on western management practices, researched business opportunities, facilitated western investmens, and has, on numerous occasions, met with Soviet businesspeople visiting the U.S.
I feel confident in Dr. Palms' ability to identify your potential and to further your effort and goals in the U.S.S.R.
United States Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
PACIFIC BVL CORPORATION
February 24 1994
Dear Dr. Palms
I really enjoyed our recent phone conversation. As a native of Russia, I was sincerely touched by your deep understanding of what is going on in my country. Your views are something that only an insider could have, and being honest with you, I have to mention that such a level of understanding is a very rare phenomenon in the U.S. business community, at least according to my three years experience living and working here.
Boris I. Khersonski
San francisco, CA (415) 733-6961
U.S. Bank Corporation
March 2, 1993
Dear Dr. Palms
I am very appreciative of the information and contacts you faxed to me. I hope that we are able to initiate contact with these individuals and the companies they represent during future trips to Russia. Developing productive relations with these individuals and entities will enable our bank to better serve our customers (such as Palms & Company) with their dealings in Russia
Again, thank you for all your assistance.
Spiro J Papadimos
Moscow - McDonald's
The Moscow-McDonald's Joint Venture expresses its gratitude for the highly qualified training of our specialists using the Zusman and Studennikina method
We look foward to cooperating in the future.
Marc A. Winer
General Director Russia
Arthur Young Accountants Entrepreneur of the Year 1987
To Honor those individuals and companies whose ingenuity, hard work and innovation have created successful and growing business ventures
This certificate presented to to:
Peter J. Palms IV Palms & Company, Inc.
Arthur Lipper, Chairman, Venture Magazine
Jerome Engel, Director Entrepreneurial Services, Arthur Young
Dan R. Garrier, national Director Arthur Young
January 19, 1990
Dr. Peter J. Palms IV
Thanks for the summary of the findings made during your recent trip to the Soviet Union. They confirmed much of what I had understood to be the case. The Soviet Economy is in shambles.
I agree with you that, while some form of aid is necessary, we would be wasting our scarce tax dollars by simply sending the Soviets cash grants.
United States Senator
November 30, 1992
I wish you the best of luck in your efforts to help U.S. companies in Russia.
If I can be of assistance in this regard, please let me know.
I wish you much success.
House of Representatives
Congress of the United States
Ministry of Food Industry - Republic of Armenia
February 1, 1992
To. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Eagleburger
We need the help of Palms & Company, Inc. to complete joint projects for improving the food processing industry. They have spent more than one year contributing such technical experience and we trust them.
Sedrak M. Sedrakyan
Ministry of Food Industry of Republic of Armenia.
From: General Motors Corporation - FSU Operations
May 25, 1993
Dear Dr. Palms
I will be traveling to the Russian Federation from June 1 - June 11 and would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your staff or potential dealer candidates that you may have identified. In the meantime, please call so that we might dicuss these matters further. I look forward to talking with you soon
Best regards .......
From Eduard Shevardnadze
(Currently President of Georgia)
Dear Dr. Palms
I wish to thank you for your cooperation in promoting efforts for the Soviet Union. I can assure you that you will enjoy political and administrative support here. Ambassador Tarasenko has been entrusted to discuss and coordinate with you and those you have invited to participate.
We are looking forward to more cooperation with you.
Prime Minister of The Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics
May 12, 1989
USSR Academy of Science
Dr. Pyotr J. Palms has provided important and significant assistance to soviet company employing the equivalent of a Fortumne 500 company and having a vary large comparable sales with plants in all of the major Soviet republics. His investment banking services provide us with access to export markets for our varied product lines as well as significant investment of capital. They have arranged introductions to Mayors and Gorvernors of some 20 cities and states as well as the deans of many prominent U.S. Universities who have extended us the courtesy of serious lengthy meetings and opportunities to present speeches to important centers of influence in the U.S. Their staff in major cities of the U.S. have provided very helpful introductions and meetings to people like Governor Dukakis, Ross Perot, William Justin of Knoll Corporation, whose house guest I have been, the Hunt Family, Bill Gates, Microrim, Tandy Corporation. In all these matters they have aranged effective press and media coverage.
Dr. Palms continues to travel in the Soviet Union and lecture at the Moscow and Leningrad Business Schools. He has standing invitations to make such appearances in several of the Soviet republics and is very much sought after. His visa is routinely approved. He is well known to at least 200 of the top level business managers of the Soviet corporations and has proven himself extremely effective in assisting soviet industry in transitioning from military manufacturing to consumer goods manufacturing through investment. He is well respected and considered influential in these matters. His relationship with the Ministry of Finance, Vneshekonombank, Moscow City Council and other State agencies continue to be constructive and productive.
We therefore recommend his work, which has proven very satisfactory and I will continue to use his services. This may be confirmed by direct dial fax to moscow at 7-095-207-00-08 or tel: 207-00-03
Dr. Vladimir Lisichkin
Director General USSR Academy of Science
Dr. of Economics Professor
European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
30 September 1993
Dear Dr. Palms
Let me say how much I enjoyed our private meeting in Amsterdam and meeting a real entrepreneur with in depth hands on experience from investing in Russia. Your experience is unique and valuable.
The "Debt for Equity" swaps mentioned in your letter and discussed between yourself and the "London Club" represented by Deutsche Bank could in the future be of interest to us on a case-by-case basis.
Potential cooperation between us could be started out on a practical level. For example, when EBRD identifies investment opportunities in Russia, we could send you a summary. You could then explore with your network their interest. Please let me know if this is of interest to you.
CENTRAL BANK OF RUSSIA
July 15, 1992
respectable Mister Palms
We are answering your letter of June 22 and telling you that to consider the proposal the Central Bank must have information about details and the source of roubles, belongs to american company you've mentioned and the purpose of using those roubles on the territory of Russian Federation
Mr. A.I. Potemkin
Head of Foreign Operations Department
President of Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan
April 1, 1992
Dear Pyotr Palms
With great and deep satisfaction I have received news about possibility to take part. As I learned this invitation become to be possible because of your help. I would like to say one more time thank you very much to Mr. Peter Palms for making possible to show Karakalpakstan to the United States of America
With deep respect to you
President of Government of Karakalpakstan D. Shamshetov
From: COMMANDER IN CHIEF - GENERAL STAFF - SOVIET ARMY
11 January 1991
We hereby give blanket permission for Dr. Peter Palms to travel within all closed miltary security areas of the Soviet Union.
G. Krivoshjev Zamestilek Nachalnika
Vostokinvestbank - Vladivostok 1992
"Palms & Company has on deposit in their account in joint stock commercial bank "Vostokinvestbank" fax 7-4232-25-66-00 unencumbered 9 digit balances. We are prepared to transfer such balances by wire to any bank in Russia on an unrestricted basis in accordance with their instructions. Our experience with Palms & Company is completely satisfactory. In case they receive permission of the Central Bank of Russia to convert rubles into dollars and vice versa there will be no legal restrictions for them to deliver 10 or 11 digit sums if evidence of payment ability in exchange is demonstrated,
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