Russia: Death for Hot Sweaters

Against a half-century of socialist dialectics, the profit motive still survives in Russia, in both honest and dishonest forms. Hardly a week goes by without another case of graft or "left-handed production" — the Russian nickname for clandestine manufacturing. Judging by three new scandals last week, the problem is getting worse.

> In the Ukraine, the woman book keeper of a collective farm, Yulya Kutasevich, stood accused of embezzling $55,000 in collusion with the farm chair man and half a dozen other local officials. So well protected was the operation that even as Yulya went about her double-entry bookkeeping, she was...

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