Soviet Union Donations Gladly Accepted

As Germany begins ferrying food to the Soviets, the U.S. worries about how to ensure that its aid will reach the hungriest

With the Soviet Union facing its most miserable winter since the end of World War II, Mikhail Gorbachev told his countrymen last week that he and the Communist leadership were "guilty before the working class" for his nation's food shortages. But what the Soviet people need these days are calories, not confessions.

Even a nation accustomed for some time to meager supplies and long lines has been stunned by the utter disappearance of milk, meat, produce and even bread. Some stores have taken to closing early in the day for lack of anything to sell. To halt worsening shortages, Leningrad took...

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