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USSR / Gorbachev Resignation #579030

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 24, 1991
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(Studio: Margaret Larson) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Bob Abernethy) The changes in what was the USSR as President Mikhail Gorbachev plans to resign and turn over control of nuclear weapons to Russian President Boris Yeltsin featured; Gorbachev's retirement perquisites outlined on screen. [Gorbachev spokesman Alexander LIKHOTAL - says Gorbachev is not optimistic about the commonwealth.] [MUSCOVITE - (thru translator) says Gorbachev ruined the union.] [USA-Canada Institution Andrei KORTUNOV - says there have been no reforms in Communist countries.] Speculation given on how history will remember Gorbachev.

Abernethy, Bob;
Larson, Margaret

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