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USSR / Moscow Demonstration / Communist Party Conference #116425

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 26, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Arrest of Yuri Semenovsky during protest by Jews seeking right to emigrate from USSR reported Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Struggle over Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms that will occur at Communist party conference previewed; scenes shown of protests. [Conf. delegate Vitaly KOROTICH - says laws must apply to everybody.] Legacy of dictator Joseph Stalin recalled; historical film shown. Gorbachev's redefining of communism outlined on screen. Attempts to ease ethnic strife like that between Armenians and Azerbaijanis noted. [KOROTICH - comments on democrat conds.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Rodgers, Walter

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