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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Jim Laurie) Actions by Russian republic President Boris Yeltsin at Communist party congress featured; scenes shown of Yeltsin walking out of the meeting following his resignation from the Communist party. Reactions of President Mikhail Gorbachev and party delegates to Yeltsin's move detailed. [Central committee staff Nikolai SHISHLIN - says Yeltsin does not want to be in any party.] Bolting of party by other radical reformers noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Analysis given of what is happening at the congress. [Rand Corporation Sovietologist Arnold HORELICK - says this is another nail in coffin of the Communist party; compares positions of Gorbachev and the Yeltsinites and the beginnings of a rise of a multiparty system.]
- Jennings, Peter;
- Laurie, Jim
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