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ABC Evening News for Friday, May 17, 1991
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Leader of independent trade unions in the Russian republic reported opposing President Mikhail Gorbachev's ban on strikes. Report introduced.

(Sverdlovsk: Barrie Dunsmore) The Ural Machine and Tool Company, known as Uralmash, that used to symbolize USSR 's place as a super industrial power and now symbolizes the fact that the Soviet economic system no longer works, featured; scenes shown from its massive plant in Sverdlovsk, USSR . [Uralmash director Ivan STROGANOV - (thru translator) explains reasons for loss of business.] Workers' complaints described.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Sawyer, Diane

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