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Ustinov Death #295043

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 21, 1984
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(Studio) Death of Dmitri Ustinov reported News said coming from cleaning woman at Moscow's House of Unions.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Moscow, USSR ) September scenes of Ustinov shown. television reporters shown confirming rumors of his death. Suspicions of Ustinov's serious illness noted. Yuri Andropov recalled having "had a cold" before his death. Grigory Romanov mentioned as possible Ustinov successor as defense minister Mikhail Gorbachev mentioned as possible successor to Prime Min. Chernenko. Return of Gorbachev to USSR from Scotland shown. War movies noted replacing regular programs on USSR TV. Ustinov funeral said thought to be Monday
REPORTER: Mark Phillips

Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan

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