Moscow Mission

Drumming up Soviet trade

Vodka and good feeling flowed the last time an entourage from the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Trade and Economic Council, composed of high-powered American businessmen, met with Soviet leaders in Moscow. That was in 1978, before crises in Afghanistan and Poland chilled East-West relations and put an end to the group's Moscow trips. But last week the eight-year-old organization, whose 210-member roster includes such capitalist colossi as Xerox Corp. and RCA Corp., revealed that it is heading back on another trade-promotion trip Nov. 16. Says Michael Forrestal, a past council president: "U.S. executives generally feel that it is wise for the...

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