ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 17, 1986
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Upcoming 27th party congress of USSR noted Mikhail Gorbachev's first as Soviet leader
(Moscow, USSR : Richard Threlkeld) Scope of USSR physically, psychologically, historically and culturally examined; scenes shown. [Kennan Institution spokesperson Peter REDDAWAY - notes variety of Soviet cultures.] [Former US amb. Malcolm TOON - cites paternalism of Soviet system, leadership's concern over current generation's apathy toward Bolshevik revolution.] [REDDAWAY - discusses inclination to follow the status quo.] [TOON - comments on Soviet citizens' identification with Americans] Karl Marx quoted; continued psychological impact of World War II on Sovs. said illustrated by Lieutenant Colonel Timofei Ivanov. [REDDAWAY - explains USSR 's attitude toward West] George Kennan quoted.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Part II announced.
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