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Russia / United States Summit / Economic Reform / Winged Ship Project / Solzhenitsyn #141804

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 15, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Arrival of Russian President Boris Yeltsin for summit talks with President Bush shown.

(Moscow: John Donvan) The political status of the free market economy in Yeltsin's Russia examined; various scenes shown from Moscow. [Dailogbank president Peter DERBY - talks about the politics of reform.] Charges that Yeltsin may be softening reform to preserve his popularity outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Yeltsin said raising cash by selling Soviet technology to the US. ......

(Washington: Jim Slade) The Soviet-developed jet seaplane that is part ship and part plane featured; scenes shown of the so-called "Caspian Sea monster" in action. Possibility of a joint Russian-US project to further develop the winged ship outlined. [Engineer Kirill ROZHDESTVENSKY - says the project can be supplemented with American know-how.] [Former intelligence analyst Steven HOOKER - cites seaplane's cargo abilities.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement reported from Yeltsin that he will invite author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who was expelled from the USSR in 1974 because his book "The Gulag Archipelago" exposed the Soviet prison system, to return to Russia.

Donvan, John;
Jennings, Peter;
Slade, Jim

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