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ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 08, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mtg. of Central Committee of Soviet Communist party to discuss issues of Lithuania, USSR , and its legalization of multiparty system and the economy Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Jim Laurie) Roots of current Soviet economy problems reviewed; scenes shown of Russians running to get in food lines. [Econs. prof. Anders ASLUND - says there is too much money for too few commodities.] Dvt. of rationing and black mkts. noted. [Soviet economy Nikolai SHMELEV - talks about the system.] [Siberian WOMAN - (thru translator) says perestroika has brought us nothing.]

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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