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Soviets OK Semiprivate Stores

September 24, 1987|United Press International

MOSCOW — The ruling Politburo today approved a measure that would allow the opening of the first semiprivate stores in the Soviet Union in 59 years in order to increase the sales of consumer goods.

The 14-man policy-making body ruled that individual small stores, kiosks or stalls can be set up by cooperatives or families, the official Tass press agency said.

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