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SAN DIEGO ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

Last week’s bloody riots in Soviet Georgia so far pose no threat to the “San Diego Arts Festival: Treasures of the Soviet Union,” according to Paul Downey, spokesman for Mayor Maureen O’Connor. The October-November festival is built chiefly around the culture of the Soviet state of Georgia. At least 19 died during last week’s rioting, triggered by Georgian nationalists who have complained that the Soviet government is dominated by people of Russian descent. Festival organizers were assured last week by officials at the Soviet Embassy in Washington that “there is no point of concern for the festival,” Downey said.


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