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USSR / Georgia Independence #128397

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 09, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tbilisi, Georgia: Jim Laurie) Independence movement in Georgia featured; scenes shown from cemetery in Tbilisi, Georgia, USSR , and from today's protests commemorating last year's violence in which Soviet military suppressed Georgian protest rally. [Georgian Janus SAMALGULYANI - (thru translator) says killings here by Soviet army awakened people to importance of independence.] Political activity here in last year reviewed; scenes shown of damaged statues of V.I. Lenin and Joseph Stalin. [Georgian nationalist leader Zviad GAMSAKHURDIA - says policy is to boycott everything Soviet.] President Mikhail Gorbachev and issue of independence in this republic mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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