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USSR / Stalin / Gorbachev and The Party #581813

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 21, 1991
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Anecdote told of man arrested for stealing a telephone that had belonged to dictator Joseph Stalin because he felt it might work better than his modern phone! Report introduced.

(Moscow: Bob Abernethy) President Mikhail Gorbachev's looming political fight over the broken Soviet economy that might split the Communist Party examined; various scenes shown from the USSR . [University of London Martin McCAULEY - assesses what might happen to the party.] Russian President Boris Yeltsin's recent action against the party noted. Gorbachev noted caught in between the reformers and the radical hard-liners.

Reporter(s):
Abernethy, Bob;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:02:30

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