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THE WEEK AHEAD

MOSCOW : Food in Russian Spotlight

November 27, 1990

An extraordinary congress of the Russian republic's Parliament this week will debate a set of resolutions, including one allowing private land ownership, which the republic's president, Boris N. Yeltsin, says could have as dramatic an effect as the law that freed the serfs 129 years ago.

The session, meant to address the growing food problem in the largest of the Soviet Union's 15 constituent republics, will also put more pressure on Soviet Prime Minister Nikolai I. Ryzhkov and his council of ministers, whom Yeltsin accuses of making matters "worse by the day." He says private land ownership will increase farm output.

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