Help to Prof. Kuznetzov (fwd)

Felix Sperling sperling at
Mon Nov 2 15:44:43 EST 1998

>From: Jerry Powell <powellj>
>Subject: Help to Prof. Kuznetzov (fwd)
>To: sperling at
>Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 10:20:56 -0800 (PST)
>MIME-Version: 1.0
>----- Forwarded message from Richard L. Brown -----
>>From moth at  Fri Oct 30 06:40:13 1998
>Message-Id: <v01540b03b25f8033ba6b@[]>
>Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 08:40:38 -0600
>To: powellj at
>From: moth at (Richard L. Brown)
>Subject: Help to Prof. Kuznetzov
>Jerry, I'm forwarding this to you and Bill Miller.  Regards, Richard
>  Felix, please send the text of this message out on LEPS-L.
>>X-Sender: marianne at
>>Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 08:27:37 +1000
>>To: moth at
>>From: Marianne Horak <Marianne.Horak at>
>>Subject: Help to Prof. Kuznetzov
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>>>>Date:         Thu, 29 Oct 1998 13:48:54 +0200
>>>>To: kauri.mikkola at, seppo.koponen at,
>>npkristensen at,
>>>>        p.huemer at, gsr at, k.tuck at,
>>>>        wolfram=mey at, olle.pellmyr at,
>>>>        davis.don at, dugdalej at,
>>>jkullber at,
>>>>        landryjf at, hirowata at, jbhatl at,
>>>>        ebben at
>>>>From: Mikhail Kozlov <mikoz at>
>>>>Subject: Help to Prof. Kuznetzov
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>>>>Dear colleagues,
>>>>This morning I returned from the business trip to St.Petersburg,
>>>>where I learned very sad news. Prof. Vladimir Kuznetzov, whom you
>>>>all know as one of the leading leafroller taxonomists and
>>>>morphologist, requires an urgent surgery. Although it was
>>>>declared that the health insurance in Russia covers all medical
>>>>expenses, in practical terms patients are required to pay larger
>>>>part of expenses themselves.
>>>>The surgery needed by Prof. Kuznetzov costs 10,000 RUB which is
>>>>recently equivalent 600 US$. On the other side, this sum exceeds
>>>>the annual income of Prof. Kuznetzov, and he has no possibility
>>>>to allocate this sum in a meantime.
>>>>May I suggest that we help to Prof. Kuznetzov by collecting this
>>>>sum among western lepidopterologists? I contribute 50 US$, and
>>>>I really hope you will find an opportunity to help to save the
>>>>life of Prof. Kuznetzov by donating some minor sum of money.
>>>>Actually, the need in a collective action is explained not by the
>>>>amount of money (which is really small for us) but by the ethical
>>>>reasons - Prof. Kuznetzov will never accept the donation of the
>>>>entire sum from the one person.
>>>>And, what is even more important, could you kindly write to Prof.
>>>>Kuznetzov a couple of words of support - he is in a very
>>>>difficult situation now, and it would help him very much if you
>>>>give him a feeling that you remember him and you are awaiting
>>>>publications of his recent results or something like that.
>>>>Some practical details. The simplest way for you is just mail
>>>>cash along with a couple of words addressed to Prof. Kuznetzov
>>>>to my address (Mikhail Kozlov, Section of Ecology, University of
>>>>Turku, FIN-20014 Turku, Finland), and I will arrange delivery of
>>>>collected money and letters to Russia. We are in a hurry, because
>>>>delayed surgery may appear less efficient. I will have an
>>>>opportunity to send a courier to Prof. Kuznetzov in 7-10 days,
>>>>thus your prompt response would be extremely helpful.
>>>>You will see from the address list the names of the recipient of
>>>>the current letter. In case you believe that somebody else will
>>>>be willing to help, please circulate this message.
>>>>With very best regards, MikhailMikhail V. Kozlov
>>>>Laboratory of Ecological Zoology, University of Turku, FIN-20014 Turku,
>>>>+358-2-3335492 phone, +358-2-3336550 fax
>>>Dr Ebbe S. Nielsen
>>>Australian National Insect Collection
>>>CSIRO Entomology
>>>GPO Box 1700
>>>Phone:         (02) 6246 4258
>>>Fax:   (02) 6246 4264
>>Dr Marianne Horak
>>Project Leader (Lepidoptera), ANIC
>>Division of Entomology
>>G.P.O.Box 1700
>>Canberra, ACT 2601
>>Tel. 02-62464259 International 61-2-62464259
>>Fax. 02-62464264 International 61-2-62464264
>Richard L. Brown
>Mississippi Entomological Museum
>Box 9775
>Mississippi State, MS 39762
>fax: (601) 325-8837
>e-mail: moth at
>----- End of forwarded message from Richard L. Brown -----

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