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Vance / USSR Trip #251147

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 27, 1977
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(Studio) Press Secretary Jody Powell says President Carter won't soften human rights statements with regard to USSR , but apparently Secretary of State Vance not pressing point, as he refuses to meet with Soviet dissidents in Moscow at their invitation.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Moscow, USSR ) Vance's activities and discussions with United States officials re: disarmament on 1st day in Moscow noted. Vance rejects statement in "Pravda" that it's fault of United States that arms agreement not reached by now. [VANCE - doesn't believe administration has been overlong at preparing for talks.] Celebrating 60th birthday, Vance attends Bolshoi Theatre to see prod. of ballet "Anna Karenina"; appears with foreign minister Andrei Gromyko. Vance has told Gromyko if talks go well, he'll be glad to stay extra time to reach agreement.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Dean, Morton;
Kalb, Bernard

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