Siberia: Sharing the Wealth

Japan's businessmen for years have been eager to offer their know-how and equipment to help Russia develop Siberia's great resources-at a profit, of course. The Soviets have sometimes seemed to encourage the Japanese, then back away. Last week 28 Russian economists and technicians went to Tokyo and sounded as if they actually meant business. Mikhail Nesterov, president of the Soviet Chamber of Commerce and head of the delegation, said, "Western Siberia has reserves of 40 billion tons of oil, 42 billion cubic meters of lumber, vast amounts of iron ore, coal and...

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