CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 02, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Call by Andrei Sakharov and four other members of parliament for general strike to force end to Communists' monopoly on power noted. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Peter Van Sant) Econ. problems in USSR examined; scenes shown from Yorkuta, Siberia, USSR , and Moscow. [While standing in line, Mikhail VASILEYEV - (thru translator) says products are hard to find.] [Soviet economy Vladimir POPOV - comments on shortage of soap.] ["The Economist" John PARKER - says Soviets are ignorant about how market system works.] [Econ. planner Leonid ABALKIN - (thru translator) says situation is getting worse.] Resistance to change by Soviet workers noted key to solving economy crisis. [London Univ.'s Martin McCAULEY - says labor has made it difficult for management to manage.]
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