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USSR / Communist Party Conference #116450

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 27, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Pierre Salinger) Opening tomorrow of Communist party conf. in Moscow featured; details given, scenes shown. Mikhail Gorbachev's seeking of public support for his reforms, especially "perestroika," the restructuring of Soviet economy, noted. [Party delegate Vitaly KOROTICH - says there is no choice but perestroika.] Opposition to Gorbachev by party conservatives examined; poll's indication of massive skepticism on people's part over Soviet reforms mentioned. Likely debate over issues before conf. previewed. [Central committee member Georgi ARBATOV - comments on conf.] Armenian and Baltic nationality problems noted. [KOROTICH - explains Gorbachev's plans for public support.]

Jennings, Peter;
Salinger, Pierre

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