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US-Russia Relations / State Department / Bugging #184554

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 09, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: John McWethy) The bugging at the State Department near an office for Russian specialists featured; building diagram shown. [OFFICIAL - says this is a state-sponsored operation.] The FBI's tracking of Russian diplomat Stanislav Borisovich, who was apparently listening to the surveillance device, reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jack Smith) How wireless listening devices work examined. [Countersurveillance expert James ROSS - explains how small the bugging device can be.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The ragged nature of US-Russian relations since the war against Yugoslavia noted.

(White House: John Cochran) Russia's criticism of the United States over the Chechnya conflict and other issues examined; scenes shown of Russian President Boris Yeltsin visiting China. [President CLINTON - comments.] [Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - says the relationship is certainly not one of partnership.] [Political expert Michael McFAUL - points out that Russia has nuclear weapons.]

Cochran, John;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Smith, Jack

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