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USSR / Gorbachev / Perestroika #325577

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms examined. [Former Gorbachev aide, Boris YELTSIN - (thru translator) says perestroika is not working.] Sovs. noted losing faith in Gorbachev's vision of future. [Soviet analyst Robert LEGVOLD - comments on Gorbachev's problems.] [MAN -(thru translator) says he hasn't had laundry detergent in mos.] Shortage of food and other essential items noted. [MAN - (thru translator) says during Joseph Stalin's era there were no food shortages.] [Soviet analyst Steve COHEN - comments on foreign and domestic policy.] Conservative opposition to Gorbachev's reforms discussed. [Mag. ed. Vitaly KOROTICH - defends Gorbachev.] Gorbachev quoted with regard to necessity of reform; details given.

Rather, Dan;
Petersen, Barry

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