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USSR / Gorbachev #336572

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 24, 1991
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Tom Fenton) Final hours in office for Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who will announce his resignation tomorrow, featured; scenes shown of Muscovites buying New Year's trees. [Gorbachev spokesman Alexander LIKHOTAL - comments.] [Soviet army MAJOR - (thru translator) cites his low salary.] [MAN - (thru translator) says the system has fallen apart.] Continued attack by opposition forces on the Parliament building in Georgia shown. Statement from Russian President Boris Yeltsin listing Gorbachev's retirement perquisites noted.

Fenton, Tom;
Smith, Harry

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