The West Cracks Open Its Wallet

The topic was timely, the delivery smooth. At a private dinner with finance ministers and central bankers of the Group of Seven industrial countries, radical Soviet economist Grigory A. Yavlinsky delivered a gripping account of the darkening economic crisis in the Soviet Union. "Very impressive, as always," said British Chairman of the Exchequer Norman Lamont after the dinner of avocado and roast duck at Bangkok's Hilton International.

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