Going Private: The Soviets Can Hardly Wait

Even as Moscow dithers over guidelines, the grass-roots movement for a free market is growing

Soviet delegations are routine visitors to the Turin headquarters of Italian carmaker Fiat. But this group was special. On May 23, representatives from VAZ, the giant auto making association, arrived in Turin for talks on a dramatic proposal. They want to sell up to 30% of their vast car plant on the Volga River to the Italian company.

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