Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Northern Asia and part of the Middle East

Zone Representative: Farah Czwiertnia, Austria
ABOUT THE ZONE 4:
Approximately 1200 members, 60 groups, 25 countries, and 6 Subud houses.
Zone 4 covers central and eastern Europe, Scandinavia, northern Asia and part of the Middle East, with Scandinavia in the North and Greece, Israel, Lebanon and Turkey in the South to Russia and the Ukraine in the East. It has more countries with Subud members than any other zone. In fact, there are 25 countries with members and of these, 14 have national committees. An interesting fact is that English is the language commonly used throughout the zone, although it is not the native language for any of the countries.
This Zone also has more “younger” Subud countries than other zones, but includes long-established, well-organized countries. The variety of peoples, cultures, political systems, histories, and variance in economies makes for a rich and fascinating mix of Subud members, but also presents challenges.
Subud Houses: Cherkassy, Oslo and Wolfsburg

Zone 4 has a history of members and their families getting together for holidays and family camps. For many years every winter a ski-camp was organized in Switzerland, but also there have been gatherings in Greece, the Crimea, Poland, Germany, Norway, Hungary and elsewhere. Subudhouses in Zone 4 welcome foreign guests, most of them with accomodation. More infos on SWN / centers, with contact informations.

Germany celebrated its fiftieth Subud anniversary in 2007; with longstanding and active members, a vigorous Susila Dharma organization, and a national office with paid staff, it is one of the powerhouses of the zone.
At an opposite corner of the Zone, the Ukraine, Lithuania, Moldavia and Russia are active members of the Zone 4 and participate on the yearly meetings with great enthusiasm.
COUNTRIES of ZONE 4
Country Chairperson/Contact Groups/Centers Members
Austria Sofia Gielge Vienna, Lilienfeld, Bad Vöslau, Linz, Innsbruck, St. Pölten 114
Cyprus Davita Gunbay 13
Czech Republic Olga Schmidtova Prague 4
Denmark Aisha Inga Holm Copenhagen 12
Finland Ragna Valli Pori, Helsinki 10
Germany Helen Han Altshausen, Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Freiburg / Emmendingen, Hamburg-Deich, Hamburg-Stadt, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Munich, Nürnberg, Potsdam, Ueberlingen / Bodensee, Wolfsburg 510
Greece Louisa Sofianopoulou Athens, Corfu 26
Hungary Gyula Ormai Budapest 48
Israel Udi Lyon Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzelia, Zichron Jacob, Arad 127
Lebanon Lina Yehia Beirut 15
Lithuania Sergey Petelin Vilnius, Kaunas 16
Moldova Irina (Damita) Oboroceanu Chisinau 10
Norway Halim Bustillo Oslo, Bergen, Hamar, Sunnmøre 94
Poland Pavel Nowosz Regional Members 7
Russia vacant Moscow, Kazan, Kaliningrad 46
Serbia Josephine Bacikin Belgrade, Zrenjanin 10
Sweden Ragnar Magner Stockholm, Vestcoast, Vaggeryd 29
Switzerland Contact Person:
Irfan Leuthold
Basel, Berne, St. Gallen, Zurich 44
Ukraine Oskar Dymtrasch Kiev, Cherkassy, Dnepropetrovsk 63
In addition there are members in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, and Turkey. Further Zone contact information.
ZONE ACTIVITIES
Zone 4 holds a Zone wide meeting and gathering every year hosted by various countries; the past six years it has been in Greece, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Hungary.  For information on various events, visit the ‘events’ page ofwww.subudworldnews.com.
COMMUNICATIONS
Zone Website: www.subud-zone4.org
Zone Listserver: Currently, Zone 4 has an active listserver connecting all the committees. Contact Farah Czwiertnia, the Zone Representative, at farah@rhc.at
ZONE 4 NEWS:
Zone 4 Newsletter: September 2014
TRANSLATIONS
There is an active Russian translation unit. One of their projects through an agreement with Subud Publications International is to publish volumes of Bapak’s talks. You may read about some of the history and work that’s been completed by this dedicated team under the able leadership of Sandra Lykhatska here. At the same time, Marsiya Belinskaya coordinates Russian translations in general. There is also a body of Subud literature in German, indexed here.

REPORTS FROM THE ZONE:
2015:
Minutes Zone4 Meeting 2015: English, French, Spanish, Indonesian
Ibu Rahayu Message: English, French, Spanish, Russian

Zone 4 Gathering in Hungary, Budapest 2015

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Reports 2007 – 2014
2014: Reports to World Congress: Ukraine, Greece, Serbia, Hungary, Germany, Israel, Austria, Moldova
2007: Zone 4 Meeting, April; Norway, May; Hungary Congress, November