Leningrad's Aim: A Free Enterprise Citadel City Leaders Plan to Become a Free Zone for Foreign Firms and Local Entrepreneurs
Daniel Sneider, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
IN marbled halls redolent with the pungent odor of mink, Soviet auctioneers sell the fabled furs of Russia to the highest foreign bidder.
For almost 60 years, the annual fur auction in Leningrad's Palace of Fur has been an isolated island of capitalism in the communist sea. The fur market has been "like a country by itself," says New York furrier Ernest Kremnitzer, who has been coming since 1954.
Now the newly installed radical leaders of this former imperial Russian capital propose to make the entire city a citadel of free enterprise. Leningrad, along with five other Russian cities and regions, was declared a "free-enterprise zone" by the Russian Republic's …
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