NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 05, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Bob Abernethy) Congress of the People's Deputies vote to transfer power from the central government to the republics featured; scenes shown. [President Mikhail GORBACHEV - speaks to the Congress.] Gorbachev's continuing status as president reported. [Moscow deputy mayor Sergei STANKEVICH - says it was a victory of reality over illusions; adds that USSR may need emergency food from outside the country.] New rights of the republics outlined on screen. Plans for army and nuclear weapons to come under a central command noted; impending recognition of the Baltics and top priority of the economy mentioned. [Russian magazine editor Vitaly KOROTICH - says he's afraid famine and unemployment will cause dissent.]