NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 05, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Bob Abernethy) Growth of cooperatives in USSR featured; details given, scenes shown. [Moscow city council Alexander PANIN - (thru translator) says cooperatives are like free birds.] Efforts by Mikhail Gorbachev to invigorate Soviet economy by allowing development of cooperatives detailed. [Coop chairperson Vladimir YAKOVLEV - says four years ago you would go to jail for role in cooperative.] Problem of Mafia-like crime affecting cooperatives reported [Coop restaurant manager Anatoly RUTKOWSKY - discusses racketeer problem.] [YAKOVLEV - discusses worker jealousy.] Experimental compromises in state-run Soviet factories detailed; scenes shown. [State manager Alexander LUBANOV - discusses competition.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Comments by Soviet official on restructuring of socialism in USSR quoted.