When ICI Americas hosted a tour this year for citizens of the Soviet Union, a goal was to develop better understanding between people of the United States and Russia.

Questions and reactions by the Soviet visitors were very telling, the firm said. The Russians were surprised the American workers at ICI voluntarily used their lunch period for physical fitness, and there also was surprise that few people protested the Soviet tour.ICI says the visitors were part of the largest group of Soviets (more than 200 people) ever allowed by their government to travel in the U.S. and be accessible to the American people.