Russia: Where the Action Isn't

The Red squares in the Kremlin are forever admonishing Soviet youth to devote more time to the "practical construction of a Communist society in our country." But, alas, all too many kids suffer from "negative phenomena": they like to have fun. For some time, teen-agers have displayed a distressing lack of interest in youth-league meetings and lectures, preferring to kill time at youth cafés and ice-cream parlors. Sometimes they get hold of vodka and roam the streets in gangs, smashing park benches and windows. Last June a bunch of high school students celebrated graduation with a rumble that killed one...

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