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Russia / Chechnya Unrest #156268

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 01, 1995
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Grozny: Richard Gizbert) The war-torn city of Chechnya, Russia, featured; scenes shown of the fighting, burned bodies and building destruction. [Chechen soldier Magamed MAGAMEDOV (through translator) - talks about the Russians attempt to bomb him.] Scenes shown of Chechen soldiers fighting. [Captured Chechen SOLDIER (thru translator) - tells his family to wait for him.]

(Moscow: Gillian Findlay) The political damage to Russian President Boris Yeltsin due to the ferocity of the bombing in Chechnya examined; scenes shown of Yeltsin on Russian television toasting the new year. [RUSSIANS - says they do not understand why they are fighting in Chechnya.] [Former prime minister Yegar GEIDAR - says that Yeltsin is making a big mistake.] [US-Canada Institution Andrei KORTUNOV - comments.]

Findlay, Gillian;
Gizbert, Richard;
Simpson, Carole

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