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USSR / Gorbachev and Democracy #332732

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 15, 1990
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(Moscow: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Barry Petersen) Limits on democracy in President Mikhail Gorbachev's Soviet Union examined; details given of new law making it a criminal offense to insult the president that was drafted following jeering of Gorbachev by crowd during May Day parade; scenes shown from May 1. [Journalist Artiem BOROVIK - says outspokenness should be protected.] Street artists' caricatures of Gorbachev shown. [Artist Aleksandr LEFVENENKO - (thru translator) comments.]

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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