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US-USSR Relations / Soviet Sailor #301166

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 07, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Senator subpoena reported issued for USSR seaman Miroslav Medvid, preventing his ship from leaving United States waters; Medvid recalled allegedly deciding to return to USSR after two unsuccessful defection attempts, bungled by United States officials. [Senator Jesse HELMS - explains his motive in subpoenaing Medvid.] Other efforts to prevent ship's departure described. [Immigration commissioner Alan NELSON - defends agency's handling of case.] Nelson said earlier acknowledging his personnel mishandled incident. [Senator Alan SIMPSON - fears Soviet retaliation against Americans there.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones Artist: Don Juhlin

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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