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USSR / Gorbachev / Communist Party #135966

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 23, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) President Mikhail Gorbachev's floundering Communist Party featured; scenes shown from Moscow; details given of his platform that will abandon Marxism as the party's guiding philosophy. [Soviet analyst Sergei GRIGORIEV - says Gorbachev is trying to take the party away from stagnation.] Russian President Boris Yeltsin's moves to contain the party and the bolting of former Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze from it recalled.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Soviet government reported applying for full membership in the International Monetary Fund.

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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