East-West Trade: Ford in Russia's Future?

Amid an air of mystery, Henry Ford II arrived in Moscow last week with an impressive entourage—several Ford Motor executives, his wife Christina and daughter Charlotte Ford Niarchos. They were greeted and feted in a way that would have pleased a Czar. The Soviets put the party up in mansions and rolled out an 80-passenger jet to fly the Fords privately to Leningrad. Most of the time, however, while the smashingly dressed women turned Russian heads on sightseeing tours, Ford closeted himself with high Soviet officials for talks held ostensibly "to discuss East-West trade." In fact, the Communists, their economy...

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