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March 3, 1990 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A foreign visitor to this city in the western Ukraine recently tried to make an overseas telephone call, a request the hotel operator rejected as impossible. The visitor then approached the hotel manager, who said she too was powerless to help. "I'm just a government official," the manager said. "You'd better ask Rukh." Rukh--the word means "the movement" in Ukrainian--has remarkable influence in the Soviet Union's second-largest republic despite being legalized less than a month ago.
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March 3, 1990 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A foreign visitor to this city in the western Ukraine recently tried to make an overseas telephone call, a request the hotel operator rejected as impossible. The visitor then approached the hotel manager, who said she too was powerless to help. "I'm just a government official," the manager said. "You'd better ask Rukh." Rukh--the word means "the movement" in Ukrainian--has remarkable influence in the Soviet Union's second-largest republic despite being legalized less than a month ago.
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