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USSR / Communist Party Conference #116488

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 29, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Public criticism of Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms noted. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) USSR 's Communist party conference to debate Gorbachev's policies featured; scenes shown. [Delegate Georgi ARBATOV - (thru translator) discusses issue of limiting leader's term of office] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) defends "perestroika" and "glasnost."] Targeting of Soviet bureaucrats by conference delegates examined. [DELEGATE - suggests shooting people who invented paperwork.] Stmt. by Soviet economy Leonid Abalkin that Gorbachev's economy restructuring has done nothing to improve Soviet economy reported

Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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