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NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 28, 1989
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Bob Abernethy) Congress of People's Deputies in USSR featured; case of election of Lieutenant Colonel Viktor Podzharukh reviewed. [PODZHARUKH - (thru translator) says we must make congress have more power than the party] Huge rally in Moscow protesting failure of congress to elect reformers to Sup. Soviet noted; scenes shown. [Human rights activist Andrei SAKHAROV - (thru translator) says there is almost no one in Sup. Soviet who can talk about nation's problems.] [PODZHARUKH - (thru translator) explains why reformers lost.] [Podzharukh's WIFE, PODZHARUKH - (thru translator) explain goals.]

Abernethy, Bob;
Utley, Garrick

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