Foreign News: Water Boy

"The dominant theme of Soviet rail transport policy," writes one Russian expert in the jargon so dear to experts, "has been that of maximizing the volume of services provided while devoting the minimum possible amount of resources to them." As freight traffic manager on the

Vladivostok section of the Trans-Siberian railway, Comrade Vorobiev was a man with a mission to fill, and the imagination to overcome obstacles. His job was to move a specified tonnage of freight. But what if there was not enough freight to move? The latest issue of Gudok, the Soviet...