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June 26, 1992 | STEVEN GUTTERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the U.S. Embassy in this remote Central Asian capital holds a reception, two of its top officials sacrifice their desks to use as snack tables. If the diplomats want to call Washington, they must drive halfway across town to their "communications center"--a room in the Hotel Kazakhstan. And to pick up mail or glance at a Western newspaper requires a longer trip--2,000 miles across the steppes of Kazakhstan and Russia to Moscow.
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June 26, 1992 | STEVEN GUTTERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the U.S. Embassy in this remote Central Asian capital holds a reception, two of its top officials sacrifice their desks to use as snack tables. If the diplomats want to call Washington, they must drive halfway across town to their "communications center"--a room in the Hotel Kazakhstan. And to pick up mail or glance at a Western newspaper requires a longer trip--2,000 miles across the steppes of Kazakhstan and Russia to Moscow.
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