LONDON (Reuters) -- The prices of some basic foodstuffs, including bread and milk, will triple in Russia as part of government plans to free prices Jan. 2, the Tass news agency reported last night.
Tass quoted a Russian government decree as saying: "Free [market] prices on all the production and technical items, consumer goods, works and services will be introduced on Jan. 2, 1992. . . . The prices will be formed in accordance with supply and demand."
Under the decree, Tass said the price of vegetable oil will triple, sugar will cost 3 1/2 times as much and medicine will quadruple, Tass said.