The Soviet inspectors stationed at Hercules Aerospace traveled to the Chamber of Commerce's monthly breakfast meeting and have scheduled a lesson at a local bowling alley.
"Out of all the things that's been done, I think the thing that's been fun is sitting across the table from" the inspectors stationed in Magna, said Councilman Ronn Crowley.The Soviet inspectors are stationed in Utah to ensure the plant is producing no Pershing II missiles, which are covered under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty.
A team of inspectors who attended the Tuesday morning breakfast came with gifts for Mayor Everett Dahl - a pennant, a book with speeches by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and a record of Russian music.
Dahl, who two years ago visited the Soviet Union in an exchange of U.S. and Soviet lawyers, said the owner of a bowling alley invited in the inspectors for lessons and a few frames.
"Apparently, bowling is not a Russian sport. The first bowling alley in Russia went in in Moscow two years ago," the mayor told council members during Tuesday night's meeting. "So these people are unfamiliar with the sport."
The free lessons and lanes are set for later this month, Dahl said.