NBC Evening News for Monday, May 30, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Leningrad, USSR : Jim Bittermann) Leningrad's Hermitage Museum featured; details given, scenes shown. Catherine the Great's winter palace noted now one of world's most impressive museums. Museum reported full of works by art's masters; details given, scenes shown. [Museum SPOKESPERSON - (thru translator) says will acquire as many works as possible.] Museum noted forced to sell part of holdings during 1920's. Adolf Hitler's siege of Leningrad recalled; details of museum staff's efforts to save collection given. Palace noted work of art in itself; scenes shown. V.I. Lenin reported preventing palace's destruction by extremists.
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