Just Passing Through, Thanks

Mikhail Gorbachev's crackdown in the Baltics has not stopped two other republics from defying the Soviet military. A U.S. analyst monitoring the U.S.S.R. says there is virtually an open border between Iran and the Central Asian state of TURKMENISTAN and parts of AZERBAIJAN. Bowing to popular pressure, border guards have deserted their posts, allowing a free flow of goods and people in both directions.

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