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US-USSR Prisoner Exchange / Dissidents Release #263471

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 29, 1979
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(Studio) Today termed one of celebration for freedom of USSR dissidents in NYC, DC, Vienna, Austria and Tel Aviv, Israel.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(NYC) Solidarity rally of New York Jewish population near United Nations building shown. [Mark DYMSHITS and Eduard KUZNETSOV - speak to crowd.] Alexander Ginzburg quoted as saying he plans to visit Solzhenitsyn in Cavendish, VT. [GINZBURG - through translator says he will, like Solzhenitsyn, speak out on what he believes.] Kuznetsov said reunited with his wife Sylva and on way to Israel with Dymshits.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

(Studio) Report with regard to Bible class attended by both President Carter and USSR dissident introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Georgi Vins and President Carter shown entering the church together. [VINS - speaks through translator about pleasure of attending first church service in 5 years]
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer

(Studio) Release of another group of 4 Soviet dissidents announced. Group said to join another USSR exile for trip from Vienna, Austria, to Israel.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Tel Aviv, Israel) 5 said to have participated in 1970 hijacking attempt of a USSR plane with Kuznetsov and Dymshits. Arrival in Israel shown Vulf Zalmanson, Boris Penson, Anatoly Altman, Hillel Butman, and Leib Khnoth named as dissidents freed. [Prime Min. Menahem BEGIN - thanks President Carter and United States for aid in getting these men freed.]
REPORTER: Bob Simon

Reporter(s):
Dean, Morton;
Sawyer, Diane;
Shepard, Gary;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:06:20

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