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Russia / Submarine Accident #193849

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 14, 2000
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(Los Angeles: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Hilary Brown) Russian efforts to save the crew of the submarine Kursk, which sank beneath the Barents Sea, featured; scenes shown of the sub two months ago; details given of the mysterious nature of the accident during a naval exercise. [Russian navy spokesman Igor DYAGALO - (thru translator) says there are no nuclear weapons on board.] [Retired Russian navy Captain Alexander NIKITIN - (thru translator) cites the danger of a nuclear meltdown.]

(Los Angeles: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The questions of what the United States knows about the sub accident and whether the United States can help in the submarine rescue outlined. [Naval analyst Norman POLMAR - reviews the decline of the Russian navy.]

Brown, Hilary;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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