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USSR / Pol. Purge #568124

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 25, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Bob Abernethy) Communist party Central Committee reported retiring over hundred party officials; details given of Mikhail Gorbachev's strategy to purge many of his critics; scenes shown. [Politburo member Vadim MEDVEDEV - (thru translator) comments on situation.] April 9 clash between protesters and Soviet troops in Georgia, USSR , recalled. Several protesters reported killed by poison or nerve gas; authorities noted refusing to tell doctors what type of gas was used.

Reporter(s):
Abernethy, Bob;
Brokaw, Tom
Duration:
00:01:50

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