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Barrie Dunsmore: Foreign policy reverberations

Vt Digger - - 9:07 am Tue Aug 19th, 2014

The 27th Congress of the Soviet Communist Party took place in Moscow in February of 1986.

As it was the first such major party meeting since Mikhail Gorbachev had become its general secretary, there was intense international interest in the event, due to expectations it would provide major clues to the Soviet Union's future direction.

It may be hard to imagine given the soft news nature of today's network newscasts, but ABC News decided to originate its signature World News Tonight broadcast from Moscow that week.

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