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NCJ Number: 120831 Find in a Library
Title: Shadow Trading by International Tourists in the Soviet Union
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:17  Issue:5  Dated:(1989)  Pages:417-421
Author(s): M Fish; L Edwards
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: International travelers often participate in the large shadow economy operating in the Soviet Union.
Abstract: Many international travelers who are accessible to indigenes become suppliers in the Soviet underground markets. Tourists appear to be free to carry out these semilegal to illegal transactions without harassment or government interference unless they are dealing with drugs or illegal currencies. The explanation for this lack of deterrence may be in the symbiotic interaction between the Soviet official and alternative economies. International tourists operating in the shadow economy lessen consumer pressures in the Soviets' overall economic system. 9 notes, 13 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Underground economy
Index Term(s): Interpersonal relations; Smuggling/Trafficking; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
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