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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 26, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Latest move by President Mikhail Gorbachev to control his political opponents outlined. Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) The Soviet army featured; scenes shown of an army that is growing more and more angry about conditions at home and about how they are treated in the republics. [WOMAN - (thru translator) describes crowded living conditions.] Gorbachev's increasing use of the army presence noted; scenes shown of army in action in the Baltic republics. [US/Canada Institution Soviet analyst Andrei KORTUNOV - wonders about the direction of the soldiers' anger.] Fears about the dangers from an angry army reiterated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Anecdote told about woman who died while waiting in a shopping line.

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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