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USSR / Politics / Power Shift #118226

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 30, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Rick Inderfurth) Changes in Soviet government reported; details given of power shift resulting in retirement of President Andrei Gromyko and Anatoly Dobrynin, demotion of Yegor Ligachev, and Viktor Chebrikov; scenes shown. [Central committee secretary Vadim MEDVEDEV - (thru translator) says Mikhail Gorbachev wishes Gromyko the best.] [Mag. editor Vitaly KOROTICH - comments on Gorbachev's position.] Tomorrow's political agenda previewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Analysis of power shift given. [Columbia Univ. Robert LEGVOLD - says Gorbachev has established himself firmly in command; explains reasons behind and impact of changes.]

Inderfurth, Rick;
Jennings, Peter

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