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USSR / The Winter of Discontent (Part II) #319652

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 06, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Raisa Gorbachev reported visiting NYC's finest stores. Econ. problems faced by Mikhail Gorbachev noted. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Anthony Mason) Sovs. reported celebrating new year by exchanging gifts. Moscow toy store owner Erina Vakolina quoted re: perestroika. [Shopper "ALEKZANDR" - (thru translator) says perestroika hasn't changed anything.] Sovs. noted fearing that Gorbachev will fail. Scientist Ludmilla Chebrova featured. [CHEBROVA - (thru translator) comments on perestroika.] Sparse food selections in stores noted. [Shopper Antonina PETROVNA - (thru translator) criticizes perestroika.] Women (named) shown swimming in outdoor pool and quoted with regard to economy conds. in USSR . "Anya" and "Yuri" quoted with regard to glasnost.

Mason, Anthony;
Rather, Dan

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