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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 09, 1989
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Stmt. from Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev that the constitution could one day be changed to allow other political parties noted. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Peter Kent) Growing split in USSR over Communist party's monopoly of power featured; details given of positions of Gorbachev and "Pravda" on one-party rule. Lithuania, USSR , noted legalizing multiparty system this week. Mtg. of reformist members of Soviet parliament shown; details given of Andrei Sakharov's call for general strike on Monday [REFORMER - (thru translator) says we should use available political machinery.] Pol. pressures on Gorbachev reiterated.

Kent, Peter;
Utley, Garrick

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