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USSR / Georgian Protests / Language Issue #257412

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 18, 1978
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(Studio) Unusu. demonstrations in USSR republic of Georgia, where people want Georgian restored as official language, and Kremlin's yielding to pressure to do so reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Tevilisi, Georgia, USSR ) Background report on Soviet Georgia, which has its own language, culture, identity and flavor. Area contrasted to Moscow; is mentioned that Joseph Stalin came from here, though area mostly known for its poets like 12th century Shota Rustaveli. Capital of republic is Tiflis. Strong independence of Georgians described.
REPORTER: Bernard Redmont

Mudd, Roger;
Redmont, Bernard

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