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USSR / Rust Sentence #317847

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 04, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Wyatt Andrews) Sentence given West German teenager Mathias Rust for violating Soviet air space and landing in Red Sq. last spring reported; details given, scenes shown. [Rust's MOTHER -(thru translator) reacts to son's sentence; notes his response.] [PEOPLE - (thru translator) debate sentence.] [Rust's defense attorney Vsevolod YAKOVLEV - (thru translator) hopes Rust will petition for clemency; is hopeful.] Impact of Rust's stunt on Soviet military, include resignations of defense minister Sergei Sokolov and air defense chief Alexander Koldunov, reviewed; photos shown. [Soviet expert Jonathan SANDERS - believes Rust's action created opportunity for Mikhail Gorbachev to further enhance his power; explains.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan

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