FUEL SHORTAGES INTENSIFY IN FORMER SOVIET UNION

Soviet fuel shortages are growing worse as they spread across the former U.S.S.R. from one end to the other. Latest reports say the state owned airline monopoly Aeroflot has delayed thousands of flights for lack of jet fuel. Passengers were stranded in airport terminals for days. Tass news agency reported more than half of all Soviet airports were closed for a period during mid-December. No flights were available to Moscow from the Ukraine, the Caucasus area, the Soviet Far East, and some

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