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April 22, 1989 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Four years of reforms have failed to bring the dramatic economic improvements that the Soviet Union had hoped for, a top Soviet official said Friday, and the Communist Party leadership now believes that even bolder changes are urgently needed. Vadim A. Medvedev, the party's secretary for ideology and a member of its ruling Politburo, acknowledged in a major review of the country's political and economic situation that "until now, no tangible results in meeting the everyday needs of the people have been achieved."
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October 24, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dusted by the winter's first snowfall, thousands of Russians upset by their grim lives and worried about the future demonstrated Wednesday to oppose looming price increases. The protest showed just how unstable support is for market reforms and the country's new leaders. "The millionaires have organized in a club to solve their problems. It is our turn to defend ourselves--engineers, teachers, workers, those who have lived their lives honestly!"
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December 11, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Vietnamese workers sent to East Bloc countries are underpaid and treated unfairly, an influential Hanoi newspaper has charged. Quan Doi Nhan Dan, the Vietnamese army daily, said Hanoi has called for talks "to rectify and overcome the irrationalities found in (labor) treaties already signed." But "patching up" difficulties is not enough, the paper said, demanding more fundamental changes. In a Nov.
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June 15, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Afraid of bread riots and protest strikes, Soviet lawmakers on Thursday prohibited the government from tripling bread prices on July 1 as planned and instead ordered it to develop a new, less painful, less risky strategy for reducing food subsidies.
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October 27, 1987 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
From Estonia on the Baltic to Vladivostok on the Pacific Coast, Mikhail S. Gorbachev has carried his call for perestroika --his word for revitalizing Soviet society--to a skeptical public with the fervor of a born-again evangelist. "The main thing we need now is work, work work," he told a crowd in Khabarovsk.
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June 15, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Afraid of bread riots and protest strikes, Soviet lawmakers on Thursday prohibited the government from tripling bread prices on July 1 as planned and instead ordered it to develop a new, less painful, less risky strategy for reducing food subsidies.
NEWS
October 24, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dusted by the winter's first snowfall, thousands of Russians upset by their grim lives and worried about the future demonstrated Wednesday to oppose looming price increases. The protest showed just how unstable support is for market reforms and the country's new leaders. "The millionaires have organized in a club to solve their problems. It is our turn to defend ourselves--engineers, teachers, workers, those who have lived their lives honestly!"
NEWS
April 22, 1989 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Four years of reforms have failed to bring the dramatic economic improvements that the Soviet Union had hoped for, a top Soviet official said Friday, and the Communist Party leadership now believes that even bolder changes are urgently needed. Vadim A. Medvedev, the party's secretary for ideology and a member of its ruling Politburo, acknowledged in a major review of the country's political and economic situation that "until now, no tangible results in meeting the everyday needs of the people have been achieved."
NEWS
December 11, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Vietnamese workers sent to East Bloc countries are underpaid and treated unfairly, an influential Hanoi newspaper has charged. Quan Doi Nhan Dan, the Vietnamese army daily, said Hanoi has called for talks "to rectify and overcome the irrationalities found in (labor) treaties already signed." But "patching up" difficulties is not enough, the paper said, demanding more fundamental changes. In a Nov.
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October 27, 1987 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
From Estonia on the Baltic to Vladivostok on the Pacific Coast, Mikhail S. Gorbachev has carried his call for perestroika --his word for revitalizing Soviet society--to a skeptical public with the fervor of a born-again evangelist. "The main thing we need now is work, work work," he told a crowd in Khabarovsk.
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