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Russia / Gorbachev / Brandt Burial #583625

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 17, 1992
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Burial of former West German chancellor and mayor of Berlin Willy Brandt reported; scenes shown of the ceremonies in Berlin that were attended by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

(Moscow: Bob Abernethy) Gorbachev as a center of controversy in Russia examined; similarities of Brandt and Gorbachev noted; scenes shown from Moscow. Russian President Boris Yeltsin's making public documents proving the Soviet responsibility for the Katyn massacre of Polish soldiers in 1940 and accusing Gorbachev's foundation of evading taxes reported; World War II film shown. Gorbachev's refusal to testify in a trial against the Communist Party and its ramifications for him noted. [Minister of justice Nikolai FYODOROV - (thru translator) calls Gorbachev a law breaker.]

Abernethy, Bob;
Utley, Garrick

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