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USSR / May Day #290199

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 01, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Moscow, USSR ) Implications for USSR regime of Yuri Andropov's apparent health and continuing absence of Konstantin Chernenko during May Day celebrations here today examined; films shown. Defense minister Dmitri Ustinov, Prime Min. Nikolai Tikhonov, foreign minister Andrei Gromyko mentioned, shown. Ambs. of United States and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) ntns. said boycotting festivities as they have since USSR invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. Chernenko's stance on economy reform and Andropov's rule considered.

McNeill, Don;
Stahl, Lesley

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