Friends -- Formerly known as


About Friends

Audience includes Russian-speaking people of North American residence, including Bay Area, NYC, Toronto, and other areas. Membership is usually by referral (a friend of friends@ member can become a new member.)

Discussion topics include work, immigration, entertainment, films, food, beer, vodka, cheap international calling, internet, unix, windows, and everything else.

This list was formerly known as, where it was hosted since 1997. It was moved to domain in 2001. Many people from Genesys Labs are on the list, although some changed jobs already.

There are around fifty people on the list.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Friends Archives. The current archive is only available to the list members.

Using Friends
To post a message to all the list members, send email to

You can subscribe to the list, or change your existing subscription, in the sections below.

Subscribing to Friends

Subscribe to Friends by filling out the following form. You will be sent email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you. Once confirmation is received, your request will be held for approval by the list administrator. You will be notified of the administrator's decision by email. This is also a hidden list, which means that the members list is available only to the list administrator.

    Your email address:  
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Friends Subscribers
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