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USSR / Armenia Earthquake / Relief Effort #319691

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 09, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Impact of USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's glasnost policy upon situation discussed. Reports introd.

(London, England: Tom Fenton) Soviet national disasters noted state secrets prior to glasnost. [USSR ambassador to Great Britain Leonid ZAMYATIN - requests med. aid.] International response to crisis featured; details given, scenes shown. [Embassy official Anatoly DANILITSKI - says USSR is overwhelmed by response.]

(Studio: Richard Roth) United States response to Armenia earthquake discussed. [WOMAN - says she wants to help.] Various religion orgs. reported donating money and supplies. [American Relief Society spokesperson Dirkan KALIJIAN - comments on response.] [Psychologist Robert BUTTERWORTH - says Gorbachev's glasnost has opened doors to international response in this situation.] [Soviet Embassy counselor Yevgeniy KUTOVOY - appreciates vol. medical aid from US.] United States airlift to USSR discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather, Richard Roth) Problems with relief effort described.

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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