RUSSIA: At Home with the Frazers

For Soviet citizens, Mark and Natasha Frazer live extremely well. Their five-room apartment in a new building in the center of Moscow has a TV set, an upright piano and a big black dog named Doll. Instead of buying the shoddy, ill-fitting Russian clothes, the family imports its wardrobe from London. Mark, whose Russian is excellent, goes regularly to his job as editor of the Soviet monthly, International Affairs; Natasha edits the translations of Russian stories in the biweekly English-language newspaper, Moscow News. Their children. Fergus, 13, Donald, 11, and Melinda, 6, have spent three years at Soviet schools and...

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