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USSR / Communist Party Congress #129784

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 02, 1990
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(Moscow: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) Communist party congress featured; scenes shown from meeting. [President Mikhail GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says perestroika is not to blame for economic troubles.] Gorbachev, in his classic stance between party conservatives and radicals, described and shown talking to delegates. Criticism of Gorbachev by both radicals and conservatives detailed.

(Moscow: Peter Jennings) Communist party bureaucracy and its resistance to change examined; scenes shown from streets of Moscow of arrival of delegates of the troubled party and of police confrontation with group of protesters. [Retired school teacher Ludmilla KASTRAMICHOVA - (thru translator) says we have had enough of Communism.] [Columbia University's Robert LEGVOLD - analyzes dominance of congress by conservatives and the status of Gorbachev's following; comments on Soviet political system and the Communist party.]

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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