RUSSIA: The Commercial Travelers

British businessmen returning from the Soviet Union during the past two years with their pockets bulging with trade orders have given glowing reports of the friendly attitude of Soviet business bigwigs, particularly Trade Minister Anastas Mikoyan. Last week a Soviet trade delegation arrived in Britain wearing the new, or post-Malenkov, hard-hat look. They wanted to cancel or modify earlier orders for consumer capital goods. Estimated value of cancellations (mostly for textile and shoemaking machinery) to date: $12,600,000.


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