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USSR / Eastern Europe / World War II Anniversary #123838

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 23, 1989
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Jim Laurie) Independence protests in Baltic republics on 50th anniversary of World War II deal between Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler to carve up region featured; scenes shown of demonstrations in Estonia, USSR . [WOMAN - says we will fight for freedom.] Estonia, Latvia, USSR , and Lithuania, USSR , noted wanting political freedom from USSR . [MAN - says USSR wants to keep us in the union.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) 1939 nonaggression pact between Russia and Germany reviewed; historical scenes shown of pact signed by foreign mins. Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov and of invasion of Baltic states; details given of secret deal to redraw map of Poland and the Baltic states in Eastern Europe; map shown.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Condemnation by Poland of old Soviet-German pact noted.

Laurie, Jim;
Simpson, Carole

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