Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 199

Russian officials charged yesterday that pressure from the U.S. had compelled Thailand to remove a Russian armored personnel carrier from consideration for purchase by the country’s military. A representative of the Russian state arms export company, Rosvooruzhenie, said that the Russian vehicle had been replaced by a competing American model after the U.S. side had "launched a program of special measures aimed at blocking Russian initiatives to develop military cooperation with Thailand." (Itar-Tass, October 23)

Rationing in Tatarstan.