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Russia / Politics / Yeltsin and Parliament #150043

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 21, 1993
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(Nashville: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: David Ensor) Russian President Boris Yeltsin's sudden abolishing of the parliament featured; scenes shown of the "siege" outside the Russian White House in Moscow. [YELTSIN - (thru translator) warns against disrupting the forthcoming elections.] Reactions of politicians Ruslan Khasbulatov and vice president Aleksandr Rutskoi noted. [Russian people's deputy Yuri ANDRONOV, political analyst Alexander MERKUSHOV - comment.]

(Nashville: Peter Jennings) Assessment of Yeltsin's gamble by Russian analyst Robert Legvold presented. [LEGVOLD - analyzes the possible meaning of Yeltsin's unconstitutional actions, especially the role of the military; points out that the US cannot do much but support him.]

(State Department: John McWethy) Reaction of President Clinton's administration to Yeltsin's moves featured. [Secretary of State Warren CHRISTOPHER - says the administration will support Yeltsin and that Congress should support aid to Russia.] The Russian military's report to the Pentagon noted.

Reporter(s):
Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John
Duration:
00:05:40

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