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USSR / Its Future #132594

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 10, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) United States concern over events in the USSR noted. [CIA director Robert GATES - comments on the collapse of central authority in a place possessing nuclear weapons; adds that the Soviet army is fragmenting.] [US ambassador Robert STRAUSS - questions moving of the capital from Moscow to Minsk, Byelorussia.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Russian President Boris Yeltsin's plans to meet with military leaders to decide who controls the armed forces noted.

(Moscow: John Donvan) President Mikhail Gorbachev's attempts to keep the union together despite split by the three republics of Russia, Ukraine and Byelorussia featured. [Presidential spokesman Andrei GRACHEV - says Gorbachev remains president.] [Russian member of Parliament Andrei FYODOROV - talks about Gorbachev's role.] A possible future role for Gorbachev within the commonwealth outlined.

Donvan, John;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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