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USSR / Interpreting History #116092

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 01, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Limiting of President Reagan's access to Russian people during summit reported Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Richard Threlkeld) Soviet penchant for reinterpreting history featured; details given, scenes shown of Moscow square no longer named for Leonid Brezhnev and of park no longer named for Soviet boy hero. History book changes noted; exs. given of deletion of section on secret police chief Lavrenty Beria, changing of sections on Joseph Stalin and V.I. Lenin. Historical film shown of Leon Trotsky and Nikita Khrushchev. [Soviet historian Yuri APHANASAYEV - says history must be made a science.] Changing textbook coverage of Nikolai Bukharin examined.

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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