A preliminary appraisal of recent Soviet measures to expand production and sales of consumer goods and to increase output and marketings in selected branches of agriculture. This study deals particularly with the intended effects of these measures on USSR consumption levels and prospects of their realization, their likely impact upon Russian resource allocation, and their implications concerning Soviet foreign policy and internal political conditions.
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