NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 07, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Sandy Gilmour) Tour of USSR 's psychiatric hospital No. 5 featured; details given, scenes shown. American psychiatrists reported planning inspection of hospitals to investigate conds. and patients. [Patient Oleg MELNIKOV - says he should not be in hospital.] Patient quoted with regard to his hospitalization for stealing pair of shoes. Patients shown in work shop therapy. USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms discussed. [Chief Moscow psychiatrist Vladimir TIKHONENKO - comments on abuses in system.] Case of patient Vladimir Ekhoyev discussed. [EKHOYEV - (thru translator) says he is not mentally ill.] Reformers reported attempting to remove psychiatric hospitals as weapon for KGB.
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