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USSR / Armenia-Azerbaijan Dispute / Ethnic Nationalism #114869

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 09, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mtg. of Mikhail Gorbachev with leaders of Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan to discuss ethnic violence there reported Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Issue of ethnic nationalism in USSR featured; details given, scenes shown of dance and Armenian funeral for those killed in recent ethnic unrest. Recent demonstrations in Armenia over territorial dispute with Azerbaijan recalled; scenes shown. Ethnic diversity described; exs. given. Gorbachev's efforts to remove aging politician Vladimir Shcherbitsky from office in Ukraine reported [University of Essex Peter FRANK - says Gorbachev is vulnerable to chgs. that unrest is result of "glasnost" policy.]

Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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