BUREAUCRACY, RUBLE MAJOR ISSUES FOR SOVIETS

Non-Soviet businesses face major challenges in dealing with the Soviet bureaucracy and nonconvertibility of the ruble. One high ranking Soviet economist believes the size of the bureaucracy is expanding to accommodate more officials involved in joint venture negotiations. U.S. officials believe both countries' bureaucracies need fine tuning. The president of a West German company that formed a Soviet machine tool joint venture says it is hard to find anyone in the Soviet bureaucracy to

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