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USSR / Communist Party Conference #322152

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 01, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Ousted Moscow Communist party chairperson Boris Yeltsin shown addressing Communist party conf.; general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and Yeltsin quoted. Central committee secretary Yegor Ligachev, Yeltsin, Gorbachev and delegates quoted. Delegates reported approving Gorbachev's reforms and voting to limit general secretary's term of office

(Studio: Dan Rather) Gorbachev quoted with regard to his reforms. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Tom Fenton) [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) urges delegates to approve reforms.] Gorbachev's conference proposals listed. [Educ. Zoya ZARUBIN - praises Gorbachev.] Econs. quoted with regard to support for "perestroika." [FARMER, WOMAN - (thru translator) comment on economy] [USSR air force ColonelDimitri BELSKI - comments on military] [Historian Roy MEDVEDEV - (thru translator) comments on Gorbachev and success.] Medvedev quoted re: Gorbachev, Nikita Khrushchev and V.I. Lenin.

Fenton, Tom;
Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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