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USSR / Communist Party Congress / Strike #333692

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 11, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Barry Petersen) Communist party congress reported electing Vladimir Ivashko, President Mikhail Gorbachev's choice for deputy head of party, instead of conservative candidate Yegor Ligachev; details given; scenes shown from Moscow. [MAN - comments on conservative revolt.] [LIGACHEV - (thru translator) comments.] Increasing opposition to Communism noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Analysis given of Gorbachev's victory against conservatives. [Princeton University Stephen COHEN - comments.] Report introduced.

(Donetsk: Tom Fenton) Gorbachev reported failing to stop nation-wide coal miner strike today; details given; scenes shown from strike in Donetsk, Ukraine, USSR . [MINER - (thru translator) complains.]

Fenton, Tom;
Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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