RUSSIA: Vegetable Scandal

Moscow is hungry for fresh vegetables, could do with more fresh meat. The bread shortage of last year no longer exists, but this evidence of better times was all but ignored last week as a great squawk began about the Vegetable Scandal. Squawked the Workers' Gazette:

"We demand intervention by the State

Prosecutor! There is disgraceful, scandalous, even criminal mismanagement in the Moscow-Central Co-operative Bureau of Food Distribution. A huge proportion of the perishable food brought into Moscow, particularly vegetables, spoils before it reaches the consumer."

Year ago Moscow's Central Market, corresponding to...

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