NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 15, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR prosecutor quoted with regard to crimes committed against Armenian rioters last month NBC News reported smuggling video out of Azerbaijan, USSR . Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Sandy Gilmour) Video shown of Azerbaijan citizens protesting Communist party's refusal to allow area to be part of Armenia. Politburo members shown being jeered as they try to calm crowd. USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's glasnost policy reported encouraging protest. USSR 's death toll after incident noted many times lower than Armenian claims. Means by which video attained discussed. Communist failure in area reported evident from video.
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