Utah's Soviet "ambassadors of good will" have a new address, sans a fancy name.
The Soviet inspectors, who are stationed in Utah to ensure no more Pershing 2 missile motors are made at Hercules Aerospace, moved into new digs in West Jordan Tuesday. Previously, they had been staying in temporary quarters in Salt Lake's Sun Arbor apartments.Two West Jordan police officers will provide round-the-clock security for the yet unnamed complex. "Right now we're calling it the Soviet Permanent Housing," said Mary Wilson, spokeswoman for the On-Site Inspection Agency, who admits the name is a tad colorless. "It's dull, and it's going to be hard to say."
The 27 male inspectors now live in new six-plexes in the middle of what used to be a corn field off 79th South and the Old Bingham Highway. The two- and three-bedroom furnished apartments share a clubhouse, and the Soviets will enjoy the amenities of a swimming pool, sauna, tennis court and jogging track.
The Soviet complex is bordered by a wrought-iron fence, Wilson said, but it is similar to a fence across the street in the quiet, residential neighborhood.