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US-USSR Relations / United States Invasion #107482

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 16, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: John McKenzie) President Woodrow Wilson's invasion of Vladivostok, USSR , in 1918 as Lenin's Bolshevik revolution was underway reviewed; historical footage shown. [Prof. Robert MADDOX - claims invasion, promoted as anti-German display, was United States effort to overthrow Soviet government] Duration of US, British, French and Japanese occupation of E. Russia to protect anti- Lenin Trans Siberian Railway noted. [MADDOX - cites extent of covert US support of anti-Bolshevik forces.] [Vet. Terry PAGE - recalls orders given US troops.] "Pravda" allegations that United States troops tortured peasants during occupation said unsubstantiated. [PAGE - remembers population's support for United States presence.] [Soviet embassy attache David CHIKVAIDZE - notes invasion was calculated, not humanitarian.]

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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