TAMBOV: PERESTROIKA IN THE PROVINCES To see how the reforms are faring outside Moscow, a TIME correspondent and a Soviet journalist traveled together to Tambov, about 260 miles southeast of the capital. Setting down their impressions side by side, the two found far more had changed than they expected and discovered a cadre of young Gorbachevs ready to carry out reform, despite the difficulties

Through the fogged window of the Moscow-Tambov express, the early-morning sky seemed so gray and thick that the horizon blended imperceptibly into fields of snow. Children on their way to school dawdled by a railway crossing, the...

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