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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 17, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Ike Seamans) Announcement by President Mikhail Gorbachev of plans to revise the government to give more power to the republics featured; scenes shown from political session and empty store shelves; details given of plan that would strip power of Prime Minister Nikolai Ryzhkov, who is blamed for nation's worsening economic problems. [Supreme Soviet deputy Sergei STANKEVICH - comments on Gorbachev's position.]

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Gorbachev reported planning to meet tomorrow with Pope John Paul II and then fly on to 34-nation summit conference on European security.

Seamans, Ike;
Utley, Garrick

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