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London / Economic Summit / USSR #135857

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 18, 1991
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(London: Peter Jennings) British Prime Minister John Major's quoting of Winston Churchill about democracy in light of Soviet visit to London economic summit noted.

(London: Jim Laurie) President Mikhail Gorbachev's visit to the economic summit and the reaction to it at home reviewed; scenes shown of Gorbachev shaking leaders' hands. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments.] [Moscow trolley driver Valentina SPRINA - (thru translator) says we need to work hard.] [Member of Parliament Colonel Viktor ALKSNIS - (thru translator) says Gorbachev's position is shakier.]

(London: Peter Jennings) Example of Soviet frustration in which a Georgian stole Stalin's old telephone from a museum because modern Soviet phones are unreliable outlined!

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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