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Russia / Politics / Yeltsin vs. Parliament / Siege Ends #144754

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 04, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) The surrender in the crisis in Moscow after Russian President Boris Yeltsin sent troops in against the rebels led by Aleksandr Rutskoi and Ruslan Khasbulatov featured; scenes shown of the assault on the White House by the military against the guardians of the ousted parliament. [On TV, YELTSIN - (thru translator) says they raised their hands against civilians.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Garrick Utley) The people's view of the assault examined; scenes shown from the streets of Moscow. ["IRINA", WOMAN, two STUDENTS - comment on the battle.] [Yeltsin adviser Sergei STANKEVICH - cites the support for the president.] The fragility of democracy in Russia noted in light of the events of the last two weeks.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The battle for the future of Russia that has been carried out in parliament between Yeltsin and the old guard Communists in the parliament reviewed; scenes shown of Yeltsin on the tank two years ago and of the events of the last two weeks, including the violence at the television station.

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim;
Utley, Garrick

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