FOREIGN TRADE: Red Sales

To impress the U.S. with Soviet "science, technology and culture." the Russians opened a trade fair in Manhattan's Coliseum this week—the first big exhibit of Soviet wares in the U.S. since the 1939 New York World's Fair. The Soviet Union spent more than $10 million on the New York show, which touches on nearly every aspect of Russian life from art and ballet to city planning, and sent their First Deputy Premier Frol Koslov (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS) to preside at the opening. The 10,000 exhibits are good, bad and indifferent by U.S. standards; the overall result is a...

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