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Shevchenko Disappearance #257303

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 11, 1978
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(Studio) Update on mysterious disappearance of top USSR United Nations employee, Arkady Shevchenko. Earlier reports recalled and statements of Shevchenko's NYC attorney Ernest A. Gross with regard to client's whereabouts reported USSR chgs. against US intelligence with regard to involvement in case and State Department attempts to play down incident outlined. United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Possible effect of Shevchenko affair on already tense US-USSR relations reported [State Department spokesperson Tom RESTON - says United States in no way attempted to influence Shevchenko and will continue to carry out obligations as host cntry.] United States officials' varying statements with regard to possible effect of affair on Secretary Vance's upcoming trip to Moscow cited. Mtg. between Vance and USSR ambassador Dobrynin detailed.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Statement of reason for Shevchenko's disappearance, made by woman in Moscow claiming to be diplomat's wife, quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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