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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Wyatt Andrews) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's version of Boris Yeltsin's firing discussed. Gorbachev's account of why Yeltsin was fired quoted on screen from Soviet press. Yeltsin's comments also quoted on screen. USSR reforms and impact on those who question discussed. [Edward, "Moscow News" Yegor YAKOVLEV - (thru translator) says the government is being restructured.] [Edward, "For. Affairs" William HYLAND - says Yeltsin's removal is setback for Gorbachev but not terribly damaging.] Yeltsin's complaints that economy reform was not moving quickly enough iterated. [Soviet WOMEN - (thru translator) says Yeltsin's observations were correct.] Gorbachev's continuing power in USSR discussed.
- Andrews, Wyatt;
- Rather, Dan
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