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ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 16, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) Political pressure on President Mikhail Gorbachev due to problems in USSR economy featured; scenes shown from political session where Gorbachev's speech was interrupted by audience that included his rival Russian federation president Boris Yeltsin. [Soviet deputy Oleg KALUGIN, Georgi ARBATOV - comment on the situation.] Yeltsin's call for a new anti-crisis coalition cabinet reported. [WOMAN - says even food rationing might help.] Likelihood that Gorbachev will have to give ground to the independent-minded republics noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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