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International Citizens for a Nuclear Test Ban
Before the next Bush-Gorbachev summit-
Before the Test Ban Treaty Amendment Conference-
Before the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
It is high time we speak out.
International Citizens Congress for a Nuclear Test Ban
24 - 26 May 1990
The Nevada-Semipalatinsk Movement, a grassroots anti-nuclear movement of
Soviet citizens based in the Republic of Kazakhstan (NSM).
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, representing over
200,000 physicians in 69 nations worldwide (IPPNW).
Sponsors: Council on Economic Priorities
Federation of American Scientists
International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms
Lawyers' Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control
Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy
National Lawyers Guild
National Mobilization for Survival
Natural Resources Defense Council
Nevada Desert Experience
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
SANE/FREEZE: Campaign for Global Security
Soviet Committee of (IPPNW)
U.S. CTB Coalition
* Plenary sessions with addresses by:
* Bernard Lown, Co-President of IPPNW
* Olzhas Suleimenov, President, NSM
* Ted Taylor, Nuclear Physicist
* Admiral Eugene Carroll, Center for Defense Information
* Joseph Rotblat, Emeritus Professor, University of London
* Gregory van der Vink, Incorporated Research Instutions of Seismology
* Yasushi Akashi, United Nations Undersecretary for Disarmament
Five working groups will meet on the afternoon of May 24 and throughout the
day on May 25 to discuss the following topics:
1. Nuclear Waste
Chair: Arjun Makhijani, Institute for Energy & Environmental Research
Co-chairs: Thomas Cochran, NRDC, and Mikhail Gokhberg, USSR Institute for
Physics of the Earth
3. Political Prospects for a Test Ban/U>N> Test Ban Treaty Amendment
Conference (including the role of a test ban in arms control and
Co-chairs: Aaron Tovish, Parliamentarians Global Action; Gigi Wizowaty,
IPPNW; Rebecca Johnson, GreenPeace
4. Medical and Environmental Effects of Nuclear Weapons Production
Co-chairs: Yuri Belenkov, USSR Supreme Soviet; Anthony Robbins, Boston
University School of Public Health; Acad. Andrei Vorobiev, Co-Director,
Soviet Physicians Task Force
5. Moral and Ethical Issues of Nuclear Weapons Possession
Chair: Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Archdiocese of Detroit
* Closing Plenary Session with reports from working groups.
* Presentation of appeals for a unilateral Soviet moratorium and an end to
nuclear testing by all nuclear states.
* Mass public demonstration calling for an end to nuclear testing.
* Foreign participants will fly to Semipalatinsk en route back to Moscow
to view the Soviet Union's only active nuclear test site and to
participate in activities there.
* Foreign participants return to Moscow.
This congress program is subject to change. Please call IPPNW if you have any
[Please note that the information in this section is subject to change. We
expect to have all travel information and other logistics finalized in early
March. We will notify registrants of any changes as soon as possible.]
For North Americans and others from countries with convertible currency, the
registration fee for the congress is US $150. For those from countries
without convertible currency, the fee is 150 roubles.
Registration fee includes:
* Hotel accommodations in Alma-Ata for the nights of May 23-26
inclusive, in Semipalatinsk the night of May 27, and in
Moscow the nights of May 22 and May 28.
* Most meals during your stay.
* Roundtrip air transportation between Moscow, Semipalatinsk
Registrants planning additional travel in the Soviet Union are responsible for
making their own arrangements.
You must apply for a visa to enter the Soviet Union. Visa aplications and
instructions are available from most travel agents or by calling the IPPNW
Central Office at (617) 868-5050. Please allow ample time (six weeks is
recommended) fro processing of your application. Your travel agent can assist
you. On the application, state the purpose of your visit as "International
Congress for a Nuclear Test Ban" and list Moscow and Alma-Ata as your points
Travel to Moscow
It is your responsibility to arrive in Moscow in time to make the flight to
Alma-Ata on May 23. We recommend that you arrive in Mosccow no later that May
22. If you arrive earlier you will be responsible for your own hotel
accommodations and meals until May 22. Flights from Semiplatinsk will return
to Moscow on May 28. We will send all registrants details regarding hotel and
transportation within the Soviet Union closer to the date of the conference.
Registration is limited to 200 non-Soviet citizens. Registrations will be
accepted on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the date your
letter is postmarked. We will reserve a number of spaces for those living
outside the U.S. who will not receive this brochure as early as U.S.
Please complete a separate form for each registrant. Registrants from
countries without convertible currency should return the completed
registration form and fee of 150 roubles to Mr. Vladimir Popov, SCPPNW,
Solianka 14, Moscow 109801, USSR. All other registrants should return the
completed registration form and fee of US $150.00 to: Test Ban Conference,
IPPNW, 126 Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA. Make checks payable to
IPPNW. The registration fee is non-refundable. The deadline for registration
is May 1, 1990.
City and State________________________________________Country______________
Organizational affiliation (if applicable)_________________________________
Travel to Moscow
I plan to arrive in Moscow on _____________________(date) via
_________________________(flight number, airline) arriving Moscow at
_________________(scheduled time of arrival). I plan to depart Moscow
on ____________________(date) at __________________________(scheduled time of
If you have travel arrangements that require our special attention please
describe your situation on a separate sheet of paper.
Unless you specify otherwise, accommodations will be made for you in Moscow
for the nights of May 22 and May 28, in Alma-Ata for the nights of May 23-26,
and Semiplatinsk on May 27. Please check the appropriate space:
___ Single room required only.
___ Double room required.
Name of travelling companion:_______________________________________
(Your companion must complete a separate registration form).
___ Please see attached letter listing my special requests.
Please list your top two preferences for the working groups.
By submiting this form to IPPNW, the person named above releases IPPNW from
any and all liability, including, but not limited to, damages of any kind
which may arise in connection to the registrant's travel to and from, and
participation in, the events described in this brochure. Due to the limited
registration, no refunds will be issued for cancellations. Booking and
payment for air travel to and from the USSR is the sole responsibility of the
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