Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 13, 1976 · Page 166
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June 13, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 166

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For Merrill and most businessmen who have signed up to work in Moscow (the usual stint is three years), it seems that, initially, the toughest part is finding a place to live. Apartment space in Moscow is almost nonexistent and, typically, the newcomer spends six months or more in a hotel. And there, with his wife and kids--many come with their families--they try to carry on as usual. Recalls Jane Kaiser, whose husband, George, represents the Arthur Andersen accounting firm here: "Once you spend 16 months living in a Soviet hotel, like George and I did, you" get pretty good at improvising. We even got to the point where we were throwing dinner parties for 10 people right in our hotel rooms. I'd do all the cooking on our hot plate, and then I'd wash the dishes in the bathroom. It wasn't exactly legal according to hotel regulations, but the manager sort of looked the other way." i Sooner or later, and often with a little help from Soviet officialdom, the businessman and his family do arrange for a decent apartment, generally in a building reserved for foreign residents. These apartments are two to three times larger than the standard Soviet flat, and rents (at $300-$450 a month) are 10 times higher. However, while this makes life more comfortable, it doesn't necessarily make it less complicated. Special supermarket There are still such things as day-today shopping, a task which, according to jane Kaiser, "makes some of the wives here go a little bats." For their part, the Soviets have attempted to accommodate their American guests by building a special supermarket for foreigners. Nonetheless, orders for many items, like cuts of meat, have to be placed days, even weeks, in advance. And when the supermarket is closed or out of some item, the American housewife must go to an ordinary store, where one waits in endless lines for almost anything. continued George Kaiser, representative for an accounting firm, and wife lane shown in their Moscow apartment. In the background is 3 closet stocked with a six-month supply of American provisions. She says, "Alter our tour in Moscow, I'd like to go to Peking." against dandruff. Gentle anyourhcar. Easy on your pocketbook. SavelSt when you buy Head Shoulders. Here's an easy way to get hair you'll love at a savings you'll like. With Head Shoulders. One shampoo that's strong enough to control the itches and flakes of dandruff, yet gentle enough to leave your hair soft, shiny and beautifully manageable. Strong and gentle together in one shampoo. Now, for 15C less. That's Head Shoulders. That's a good deal. H *r LOTION, TUBE OR JAR

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