TRADE: Firming the Soviet Connection

On the flat banks of the Moscow River three miles from Red Square, workmen are excavating the site for a Soviet version of Manhattan's towering World Trade Center. Scheduled for partial completion in 1978, the $110 million complex, which is largely financed with U.S. money, will contain offices for 1,200 employees, plus 625 apartments, 600 hotel rooms, restaurants, a swimming pool, convention hall and shopping mall. All are supposed to provide aid and comfort to American and other foreign businessmen visiting or living in Moscow while doing business with the Soviets.

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