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USSR / Gorbachev vs. Yeltsin / Demonstrations #133483

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 10, 1991
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Sixth anniversary of President Mikhail Gorbachev's rise to power noted. Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) Gorbachev and the democratic movement in USSR examined; scenes shown from across USSR of rallies in support of Gorbachev's rival, Russian federation president Boris Yeltsin. Next week's national referendum to decide if people want USSR to stay together under Kremlin rule mentioned. [Parliamentary deputy Oleg KALUGIN - says referendum could be a mandate for Gorbachev.] Gorbachev's fear that Yeltsin could win a popular mandate in Russia noted.

Laurie, Jim;
Simpson, Carole

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