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September 21, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this remote Asian corner of the crumbling Soviet empire, the longest line at the Alayski Market was not for bread, or meat, or even vodka. All of these were well stocked on the counters of the sprawling open-air vendor stands nearby. The line that snaked for 30 feet or more was for pigs' ears. "Hey, get out of there! I've been waiting on this line for two hours!" shouted a Russian in the line who later identified himself as Gennady.
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September 21, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this remote Asian corner of the crumbling Soviet empire, the longest line at the Alayski Market was not for bread, or meat, or even vodka. All of these were well stocked on the counters of the sprawling open-air vendor stands nearby. The line that snaked for 30 feet or more was for pigs' ears. "Hey, get out of there! I've been waiting on this line for two hours!" shouted a Russian in the line who later identified himself as Gennady.
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