RUSSIA: Payolinski

The white-smocked women who push ice-cream carts in the parks and squares of Moscow are state employees. The peasants who peddle produce in open-market stands work for collective farms. In theory, all the service and retail trades in Russia are nationalized. But in fact, to judge by the most recent hue and cry in the Moscow press, the entrepreneur in human nature is never dead, and a moral smog hangs over Russia. In the world's most advanced socialist state, private enterprise, profiteering, and just plain payoffs seem to be bursting out all...

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