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USSR / Lithuania / Soviet Crackdown #131151

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 13, 1991
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Reports introduced.

(Vilnius, Lithuania: Jim Laurie) Military crackdown by Soviet government in Baltic republic of Lithuania to stop drive for independence featured; scenes shown of military action in capital city of Vilnius, Lithuania, USSR , against unarmed civilians. Reaction of Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis mentioned. Lithuanians shown erecting barricade around the parliament in preparation for a final bloody confrontation.

(Moscow: Rick Inderfurth) Reaction in Moscow to events in Lithuania featured; scenes shown from Moscow of pro-Lithuania demonstration. [Moscow deputy mayor Sergei STANKEVICH - says President Mikhail Gorbachev should explain.] Coverage on Soviet television reviewed. Solidarity rally in Latvia shown. Impact that repression in USSR could have on Gorbachev's relations with the world community noted.

Inderfurth, Rick;
Laurie, Jim;
Simpson, Carole

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