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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Problem of ethnic riots in Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan over territorial dispute recalled. Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) Threat of nationalities problem to Mikhail Gorbachev's leadership featured; scenes shown of Armenian unrest. [Carnegie Endowment spokesperson Patrick COCKBURN - says this is more serious civil dissent during Gorbachev's rule.] [Kenna Institution spokesperson Peter REDDAWAY - says Gorbachev could lose from situation.] Ethnic diversity of USSR described; map shown. [Center for Strategic and International Studies spokesperson Stephen SESTANOVICH - says evidence indicates Gorbachev's openness policies weakens system.] [COCKBURN - comments on Gorbachev's approach.] Likelihood of more Gorbachev reforms in USSR noted.
- Jennings, Peter;
- McWethy, John
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