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USSR / Ethnic Nationalism / Armenians #562490

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 29, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Diversification of Soviet peoples noted; dispute between Armenians and Azerbaijanis recalled. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Jim Bittermann) Current status of situation in Armenia featured; details given, scenes shown. Problems in region of Nagorno- Karabakh, Armenian area in Azerbaijan, discussed; scenes shown of recent riot there. [WOMAN - (thru translator) describes violence in Nagorno-Karabakh.] Mikhail Gorbachev's handling of ethnic violence explained. [WOMAN - (thru translator) explains her impression that Gorbachev is friend of Armenians.] [Demographics expert Murray FESHBACH - discusses potential disruption to country from ethnic nationalism.] Problems facing Gorbachev in dealing with ethnic issues detailed.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report from "New York Times" that Armenians are being allowed into United States as political refugees noted.

Bittermann, Jim;
Utley, Garrick

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