Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 209

It took some workers at a clock factory in Penza, a city 340 miles southeast of Moscow, three days to carry their salaries home. That’s because the bonus was paid in toilet paper. Each worker got about 150 rolls. But workers had trouble "spending" the bonus: one woman tried to pay her rent in toilet paper, but municipal housing officials refused to accept it. (AP, November 4)

Russia Marks Anniversary of Bolshevik Revolution.