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Russia / Political Power #163075

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 17, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Gillian Findlay) The firing by Russian President Boris Yeltsin of national security adviser Alexander Lebed in the power struggle in Russia featured; the relationship between Lebed and Yeltsin reviewed. [While signing the papers on national TV, YELTSIN - (thru translator) says Lebed is splitting the team apart.] The political gamble on Yeltsin's part outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The behind-the-scenes United States concerns about this action in the already shaky government in Russia outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interviews held with three experts about Yeltsin's move against Lebed and the power play in Russia. [New Yorker magazine David REMNICK, Rand Corporation Benjamin LAMBETH, former ambassador to the USSR Jack MATLOCK - offer views on Yeltsin, Lebed and the future.]

Findlay, Gillian;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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