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July 30, 1987 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
There's a riddle often told in the towns and villages that surround Moscow: What's long and green and smells of sausage? The answer: The commuter train from Moscow. The riddle points up the mass invasion of the Soviet capital each day by an estimated 2 million people. Nearly all of them come to the city intent on doing some shopping, and most do a lot. Compared to other Soviet cities, let alone small towns, Moscow is well supplied with food and merchandise.
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July 30, 1987 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
There's a riddle often told in the towns and villages that surround Moscow: What's long and green and smells of sausage? The answer: The commuter train from Moscow. The riddle points up the mass invasion of the Soviet capital each day by an estimated 2 million people. Nearly all of them come to the city intent on doing some shopping, and most do a lot. Compared to other Soviet cities, let alone small towns, Moscow is well supplied with food and merchandise.
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