PRICE HIKES FAIL TO EASE RUSSIAN WOES

Sharply higher prices decreed for early January by Moscow for crude, refined products, and natural gas have failed to ease the Russian republic's fuel shortages. In many parts of Russia and other areas of the new Commonwealth of Independent States, the fuel crunch appears to have intensified. Even the military, which formerly could count on plentiful fuel supplies while the civilian economy was strapped for energy, is being forced to curtail training because of reduced product deliveries.

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