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US-USSR Relations / Army (Part I) #313790

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 01, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : David Martin) Scenes shown of USSR army beginning day; details given. Maneuvers shown; details given. Young USSR draftees noted to do two years compulsory service. Differences between United States and USSR armies noted. [Tank commander sergeant Vladimir GONCHEVROV - (thru translator) says takes time to get used to different atmosphere.] [Rifleman Pvt. Nikolai HOVRIN - army life is hard.] USSR soldiers' treatment and pay cited. [GONCHEVROV - (thru translator) says will not leave army when duty is over.] [HOVRIN - (thru translator) says he'll leave.] Recruit turnover noted. Different nationalities in USSR army noted. [Dep. Company commander Captain Sergei POPOV - (thru translator) describes effort to unify different soldiers.] Pros and cons noted of conscript army situation; details given, scenes shown.

Reporter(s):
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:04:30

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