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USSR / Sakharov Letters #548372

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 15, 1986
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(Studio: Connie Chung) USSR dissident Andrei Sakharov's description of torture in Soviet hospital, contained in letters smuggled out and scheduled for publication by "US News and World Report", outlined.

(DC: Anne Garrels) Sakharov's description of his and wife Yelena Bonner's life in exile, contrary to that offered by Mikhail Gorbachev, examined; scenes shown. Letters translated on screen. [Yelena YANKELEVICH - explains taking responsibility for publishing father's letters.] Recent release of Anatoly Shcharansky and Gorbachev's rationale for detaining Sakharov recalled.

Chung, Connie;
Garrels, Anne

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