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FOREIGN INVESTMENT AND THE COMPUTERIZATION OF RUSSIA PRESS BRIEFING TO BE HOSTED BY DIGITAL EQUIPMENT ON THURSDAY, MAY 7

FOREIGN INVESTMENT AND THE COMPUTERIZATION OF RUSSIA PRESS BRIEFING
 TO BE HOSTED BY DIGITAL EQUIPMENT ON THURSDAY, MAY 7
 WHO: Digital Equipment Corporation will host a press briefing
 to discuss foreign investment and the computerization of
 Russia.
 WHAT: The press briefing will feature three senior officials of
 the Russian Government:
 --Leonid Grigoriev, chairman, state committee for
 foreign investments;
 --Arkadi Golubkov, chairman, state committee for
 informatics;
 --Leonid Keldysh, director general, Lebedev Institute of
 Physics member, presidium of Academy of Sciences;
 and two Digital senior managers responsible for developing
 the emerging markets of Eastern Europe:
 --Alberto Fresco, vice president, country group manager,
 Digital Europe.
 --Peter Sipos, general manager, Digital Russia.
 WHEN: Thursday May 7, 1992
 12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
 WHERE: DECWORLD '92 Press Suite Briefing Room
 World Trade Center, Boston
 BACKGROUND: The three Russian visitors are in Boston to visit DECWORLD '92, Digital's three-week business and technology symposium which runs until May 15.
 Grigoriev is responsible for channeling all foreign investment into Russia. He is a close adviser to Deputy Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar, the principal architect of President Boris Yeltsin's economic reforms. An economist by training, Grigoriev worked previously at the Academy of Sciences on privatization policies.
 Golubkov is responsible for policies concerning enterprises in the computer industry. The State Committee for Informatics was created just two months ago by Yeltsin. Golubkov is a professor and doctor of science, with a background in computer science and telecommunications.
 Keldysh is a leading voice of Russian science and is highly regarded in the international scientific community. He is a theoretical physicist.
 Fresco will discuss the progress Digital has made over the past two years in establishing its presence throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
 Sipos will describe Digital's success in its first four months of operating a subsidiary in Russia.
 NOTE TO EDITORS: Lunch is served at DECWORLD '92 from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Journalists who previously registered at DECWORLD '92 should bring their badges if they wish to have lunch prior to the 12:15 briefing. Those not previously registered who wish to have lunch Thursday should call 508-493-6181 and arrange for advance registration.
 CONTACT: Mark Frederickson of Digital, 508-493-4930 (Maynard), or DECWORLD: 617-439-5540.
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