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USSR / The Union #137224

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 05, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) The new political order in the USSR after President Mikhail Gorbachev cajoled the Congress of People's Deputies into accepting a union plan featured; scenes shown; details given of how the interim government will work. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says the old congress must make way for a confederation of sovereign states or disband.] [Soviet Congress deputy Georgi SHAKNAZAROV - (thru translator) talks about the transition period.] Questions raised about whether the central government or the republics will control the currency, the military etc. [USA-Canada Institution Viktor KREMENYUK - says it is unclear what currency will be used.] [Soviet defense minister General Yevgeny SHAPOSHNIKOV - (thru translator) talks about the armed forces.] Adjournment of the People's Congress for the last time noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tonight's town meeting with Gorbachev and Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced.

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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