RUSSIA: Trade Offensive

In Moscow last week, Communist offers to trade with the West took on the appearance of a major offensive. To a 33-man delegation of blue-chip British businessmen, the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Trade made an offer that resounded round the world: $1.1 billion worth of orders for British manufactures to be paid for in cash and delivered within three years.

Included in the Russian shopping list were 110 small ships (cargo vessels, tankers and whalers), 110 power stations, 150 steam boilers, two floating docks, $84 million worth of machine tools, railroad equipment....

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