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USSR / Corruption Trial #118274

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 05, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. by Mikhail Gorbachev that he will stamp out government corruption and bribery reported Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Corruption trial in Moscow in which Yuri Churbanov, son-in-law of former leader Leonid Brezhnev, is defendant reported; details given, scenes shown, photos shown. Churbanov's political career reviewed. [WOMAN - (thru translator) says "kill the bribe-takers."] Gorbachev's criticism of Brezhnev regime detailed; scenes shown from Soviet TV of bribe booty. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - says no crime should go unpunished.] Entrenchment of corruption in Soviet pols. reiterated.

Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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