MOSCOW PRESS CITE PRESSURE ON TOKYO

The Moscow press claims Tokyo was pressured to guarantee credits for sale of equipment to Russia's state owned Gazprom monopoly by metallurgical and trading firms hurt by Japan's recession (OGJ, Sept. 7, Newsletter). The newspaper Izvestia said Russian orders have played an important role in keeping Japanese metallurgical plants busy and Japanese business firms were the main victims of Tokyo's year-long freeze on pipe deliveries to the former U.S.S.R. following Russia's failure

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