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USSR / United States Aid / Private Businesses #134999

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 31, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Soviet pitch for aid from United States made by President Mikhail Gorbachev's special envoy Yevgeny Primakov featured; scenes shown of his meeting with President Bush. [PRIMAKOV - talks about invitation for Gorbachev to attend the European leaders' meeting.] [At Rose Garden photograph session, BUSH - comments on Soviet matters.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) Pockets of prosperity in the crumbling Soviet economy featured; scenes shown from private businesses in Moscow. [Newspaper editor Vladimir YAKOVLEV, Moscow district chairman Ilya ZASLAVSKY - talk about the climate for business.] KGB investigation of such businesses for corruption noted. [KGB's Oleg TSAREV - comments.] [Soviet businessman in hiding Artyom TARASOV - comments on the KGB.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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