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ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 15, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Setback for Soviet politician Boris Yeltsin when his candidate for Russian prime minister was beaten reported. Report introduced.

(Moscow: Barrie Dunsmore) Marking of failure of government's efforts to create a market economy in USSR with return of bread prices to those set in the 1920s examined; details given of Parliament's rejection of the economic reform program. [Leningrad Mayor Anatoly SOBCHAK - (thru translator) tells why he voted against it.] [Senior political editor Vitaly KOBYSH - says economy is worse than before perestroika.] Market scenes shown to illustrate the problems in the Soviet economy. [Economist Alexei IZYUMOV - says things will get better.]

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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