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USSR / Political Developments / Baltic States #119971

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 10, 1989
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Stmt. from Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze that USSR will try to use persuasion and not force against rebellious Soviet republics reported Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Rick Inderfurth) Push for political reform in Baltic Republics featured; details given of developments in Lithuania, USSR , Estonia, USSR , and Latvia, USSR , that could lead toward a multiparty system. Human Rights Day march and second anti-government protest in Moscow shown. [MAN - (thru translator) shouts "down with Communist monopoly."] Mtg. of reform members of Soviet parliament to discuss their demand that abolition of constitution's Article 6 be placed on Congress of People's Deputies agenda. [Andrei SAKHAROV - discusses call for general strike.]

Inderfurth, Rick;
Sawyer, Forrest

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