. The item "Pessimism about Russian Economic Prospects" in the Monitor of September 25 should have read: "Russian deputy economics minister Andrei Svinarenko said his ministry’s best guess for 1997 is zero growth, with the beginning of an output recovery anticipated only in 1998…. Aleksei Mastepanov of Russia’s fuel and energy ministry [said] his ministry’s projections for the year 2000 include a range for oil production between 88 and 100 percent of last year’s level."
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