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USSR / Ethnic Unrest / Azerbaijan and Armenia #123664

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 15, 1989
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Communist leaders in USSR reported trying to avert general strike in Azerbaijan, USSR . Report introduced.

(Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan, USSR : Rick Inderfurth) Disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan, USSR featured; scenes and map shown; details given of long-running feud between Christian Armenians and Moslem Azerbaijanis. [Armenian MAN - (thru translator) says Nagorno-Karabakh is like a child stolen from its mother.] [Two AZERBAIJANIS - (thru translator) says we will never give up this land.] Presence of Soviet troops in region noted. [Armenian ACTIVIST - (thru translator) says we must settle issue ourselves.]

Inderfurth, Rick;
Koppel, Ted

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