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USSR / Gorbachev #106523

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 02, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev's speech on Joseph Stalin reported; details given, scenes shown. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) criticizes Stalin.] Historical footage shown. Problems of Soviet agriculture, economy and society noted rooted in Stalinist era. [PEOPLE - (thru translator) discuss Stalin.] Gorbachev's volatile dispute with Politburo member Boris Yeltsin recalled. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says we shouldn't succumb to the zealous and impatient.] Historic nature of Gorbachev's speech cited.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Gorbachev's speech noted looking back at 70 years of socialism in USSR .

Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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