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Person of The Week (Sergei Kovalev) #156714

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 06, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Russian human rights commissioner Sergei Kovalev, who has proven to be his country's conscience in the war in Chechnya, Russia, profiled; scenes shown of the fighting. [KOVALEV - (thru translator) describes the conditions in Grozny, which has been totally destroyed.] The reaction of Russian President Boris Yeltsin to Kovalev and Kovalev's background in the Soviet Union noted. [Random House publisher Peter OSNOS - says Kovalev is a witness willing to speak out.] [Today, KOVALEV - (thru translator) says Yeltsin believes the bombing has stopped and that he is making a mistake.] A Russian newspaper said naming Kovalev "man of the year" for his moral leadership.

Jennings, Peter

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