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USSR / Sakharov Death #120075

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 15, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Jim Laurie) Death of Andrei Sakharov featured; scenes shown of people paying their respects to him outside his house in Moscow and of minute of silence at Soviet parliament. [MAN - (thru translator) comments.] [President Mikhail GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says he was never a political intriguer.] [Congress deputy Roald SAGDEEV - talks about Sakharov.] Sakharov's recent work in organizing an opposition party recalled. [Second MAN - (thru translator) calls Sakharov the last honest leader]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Burial plans noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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