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About 200 Soviet citizens, still living at the fortified embassy in Kabul, are virtually cut off from the outside world, left with an independent power supply, bakery and only rare ventures into the Afghan capital. The living conditions of the reduced embassy staff were described in the weekly Moscow News. It said all non-essential staff members as well as women and children had left by the Feb. 15 deadline set for the withdrawal of Soviet troops. “They (those remaining) have already learned how to cook, wash clothes and sew on buttons,” the newspaper said.


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