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USSR / Gorbachev's Challenge: Minorities #562411

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 24, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) No. of different ethnic groups spread across USSR given; details given, scenes shown. Armenia-Azerbaijan riots recalled. Report introduced.

(Estonia, USSR : Garrick Utley) Estonian children shown singing unofficial national anthem. Scenes shown from town of Tallinn, Estonia; details given. [WOMAN - comments on oppression by communist party] Ethnic nationalism noted growing in USSR . Estonians reported demanding that museum of their culture be reopened. [MAN - comments on need to assert national identity.] Estonian youth featured; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - says first time in years that wore national colors.] [Voice of DEMONSTRATOR - comments on USSR .] Nationalism noted issue that won't go away.

Brokaw, Tom;
Utley, Garrick

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