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USSR / Gorbachev / Economy #128758

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 25, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) Series of events in USSR that illustrate problems facing President Mikhail Gorbachev outlined; details given of likelihood that Gorbachev's chief political opponent Boris Yeltsin will become leader of Russian republic. Impact of Gorbachev's embargo on Lithuania reviewed. Economic discontent in USSR in response to threatened price rises outlined. Prime Minister Nikolai Ryzhkov said threatening to resign if new economic reforms are not approved.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Findings of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll of Americans' impressions of Gorbachev outlined on screen.

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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