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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Barry Petersen) President Mikhail Gorbachev reported ordering defense minister Marshal Dmitri Yazov to warn protesters that troops are allowed to fire on them; scenes shown from television warning; Lithuanian demonstration recalled; concern about control of nuclear armaments noted. Russian federation parliament reported discussing food shortages; scenes shown of German delegation arriving to arrange food shipments and of aid arriving in Leningrad, USSR . [Boris YELTSIN - speaks to parliament.] [CONSUMER (thru translator), Princeton University Stephen COHEN - comment on charges that government is creating food shortages to discredit Gorbachev.]
- Petersen, Barry;
- Rather, Dan
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