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USSR / Sakharov #116496

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 03, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : David Ensor) Press conference by Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov at foreign ministry hall in Moscow featured; scenes shown. [SAKHAROV - (thru translator) calls Mikhail Gorbachev an outstanding statesman.] Sakharov's stmts. about reform, his defense of President Reagan's stmts. on human rights and his mentioning of dissident Sergei Kovalev quoted. [In response to question about background to press conf., Sakharov's wife Yelena BONNER -(thru translator) says they cannot be bought.] Changes in Sakharov's status in Soviet society reviewed.

Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter

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