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US-USSR Relations / Yurchenko #301105

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 04, 1985
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(Studio) USSR defector and KGB official Vitaly Yurchenko said now claiming he was drugged and kidnapped by US.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Yurchenko's defection and his current allegations examined; scenes shown. [YURCHENKO - (in English and through translator) claims he had been kept drugged, that he wants to return to USSR ; denies passing Soviet secrets while conscious.] Info. provided by Yurchenko recalled indicating former CIA agent Edward Howard was USSR spy; details given. Justice Department's response outlined.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Implications of affair of United States handling of Soviet defectors discussed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer

Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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