ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 29, 1972
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(Studio) Russia's young pioneers featured.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Moscow, USSR ) Religion is in official ill-repute in Soviet Union, but political facsimile takes place in Red Sq., official coming of age of Russian youth. At tomb of Lenin, 4th graders inducted into Pioneers, league of young Communists Ceremony resembles 1st Communion or Bar Mitzvah. Group shown from school honoring Yuri Gagarin the cosmonaut.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
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