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USSR / Christian Millennium #320549

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 06, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Soviet emigre Mstislav Rostropovich shown conducting National Symphony Orchestra, which played new work by Soviet composer. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Bill McLaughlin) Celebration of millennium of Christianity in USSR featured; details given, scenes shown from Russian historical film from 1917; Joseph Stalin's religion policy noted. Use of church by Mikhail Gorbachev in his social policies detailed; scenes shown from churches. [Archimandrite TIKHOV - (thru translator) explains church ideals.] Russian churchgoers profiled. [Formerly imprisoned Christian, Alexander OGORODNIKOV - (thru translator) says young people are turning to religion] Detente between church-state relations noted. Art restoration efforts at Danilov Monastery in Moscow shown. Many churches in USSR reported remaining closed; scenes shown. Gorbachev's "glasnost" policy mentioned.

McLaughlin, Bill;
Spencer, Susan

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