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USSR / Mental Hospitals #115772

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 23, 1988
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Opening of Soviet system of mental hospitals to West observers reported Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : David Ensor) Moscow psychiatric hospital featured; details given of chgs. that Soviet dissidents were put in psychiatric hospitals for punishment, hospital scenes shown. [Dissident Alexander PODRABINOK - (thru translator) says people are in psychiatric hospitals for pol. reasons.] New Soviet laws with regard to mentally ill noted. [USSR 's deputy chief psychiatrist Vladimir YEGOREV - (thru translator) comments.] Impact of "glasnost" on reform of psychiatry noted. Possibility that United States doctors may soon be allowed to visit patients in Soviet mental hospitals reported

Ensor, David;
Koppel, Ted

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