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Shcharansky Released #308223

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 11, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR dissident Anatoly Shcharansky reported released in Berlin today during E.-W. spy swap; details given.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Don McNeill) Shcharansky's release to United States ambassador and later arrival here featured; scenes shown. [SHCHARANSKY - (on phone) thanks President Reagan for his role in release; denies being United States spy.] [World Jewish Congress spokesperson Edgar BRONFMAN - thinks USSR is trying to neutralize American Jewish influence.]

(Moscow, USSR : Wyatt Andrews) Reaction of Shcharansky's mother Ida Milgrom to his release shown. [Natasha BEKHMAN - translates Milgrom's response.] Milgrom &Leonid Shcharansky said applying for exit visas; both reported crediting Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev's fall summit with dissident's release. [Leonid SHCHARANSKY - thanks all involved, especially Reagan and Gorbachev.] USSR recalled claiming Shcharansky was United States spy.


(Studio: Dan Rather) Polish government reported dropping slander chgs. against Lech Walesa; details given, scenes shown.

Andrews, Wyatt;
McNeill, Don;
Rather, Dan

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