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USSR / The Union #137006

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 02, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) Special session of the Congress of People's Deputies to discuss how to save a restructured union featured; scenes shown from meeting that was run by both President Mikhail Gorbachev and Russian President Boris Yeltsin. [Kazakhstan President Nursultan NAZARBAYEV - (thru translator) says sovereign states will determine independently how they will participate in the union.] Eventual plan to replace this congress with a newly elected body noted. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says he will meet with the Baltic delegates.] Expressions of reservations about the new plan, which is a last chance to save the union now that the power rests with the republics, outlined.

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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