RUSSIA VOWS TO END OIL EXPORT TAX

Russia will eliminate its oil export tax by 1994 and until then will allow some exemptions, Russian officials have assured a group of U.S. tax specialists. "They stopped short of saying it would be repealed by the end of the year," said Ken Crawford, a member of a Tax Foundation delegation visiting Russia and managing partner of KPMG Peat Marwick's Moscow office. "But they did say it exists because of the temporary difference between internal and external prices and in the long run will go

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