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USSR / The Commonwealth / The Moscow Economy #132656

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 13, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Map shown of Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenia, which wish to join the new Soviet commonwealth.

(White House: Brit Hume) Reaction of President Bush to the turmoil in the former Soviet union featured; Bush's telephone calls to Russian President Boris Yeltsin and President Mikhail Gorbachev mentioned. [BUSH - explains who United States is supporting; expresses concern about who controls nuclear weapons.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: John Donvan) Economic conditions in Moscow reviewed; scenes shown of people waiting in food lines and from private markets. [WOMAN - talks about the quality of food.] [Meat store OWNER - says everyone is afraid of the situation.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Scenes shown of people waiting in the Moscow airport.

Donvan, John;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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