NO. 41



Soviet Union to Cut Oil Exports

The Soviet Premier, Mr. Nikolai I. Ryzhkov, told the 28th Communist PartyCongress on 7 July that his government decided late last month to cut oilexports by seven million tons "in order to permit us to supply ouragriculture, otherwise fuel shortages would hurt the harvest." The Sovietofficial said that the cuts would apply to socialist bloc countries as well aswestern states, but did not mention the duration of the cutback. An...