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USSR / Gorbachev's Powers #330977

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 25, 1990
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.

(Moscow: John Sheahan) Decision by Soviet Congress to give President Mikhail Gorbachev the increased powers he wants to deal with country's crises featured; scenes shown. [Russian federation president Boris YELTSIN - (thru translator) opposes idea.] [Princeton University Stephen COHEN - analyzes conditions facing Gorbachev.] Challenges to Soviet authority in the republics and revival of pre-war paramilitary militia noted. [Lithuanian deputy Algimantas CEKUOLIS - comments.]

Kuralt, Charles;
Sheahan, John

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