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US-USSR Relations / Alaska-Siberia Flight #115795

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 24, 1988
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Upcoming summit between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev noted. Report introduced.

(Little Diomede Island, AK: John Martin) Place where United States and USSR are only three miles apart featured; map shown of Soviet-owned Big Diomede Island and AK's Little Diomede Island [Voice of Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - says Alaska looks like Russia.] Reception for Gerasimov on Little Diomede Island shown. [Eskimo Andrew KUNAYAK - says he has relatives in Soviet territory.] [GERASIMOV - comments.] [Little Diomede resident Tim GOLOGERGEN - comments on Gerasimov's visit.] [AK Governor Steve COWPER - comments on USSR 's view of AK.] [Peace advocate Dixie BLECHER - hopes that Gerasimov will help reunite these people.] [Eskimo Lela OMAN - expresses hope for future.]

Koppel, Ted;
Martin, John

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