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USSR / Afghanistan #320221

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 14, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Kremlin official quoted with regard to USSR withdrawal from Afghanistan. Pakistan reported still insisting upon transitional Afghan government at UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland. Report introduced

(Moscow, USSR : John Sheahan) USSR soldier shown singing ballad of friends dying in Afghan war. Group reported starting as support organization for troubled soldiers and now emerging as vocal anti-war movement. "Returning", documentary with regard to Afghan war, reported shown to small group in Moscow. Documentary reported showing wounded USSR soldiers for first time to USSR audience. Vets. organization noted telling of war horrors through songs; scenes shown of war while lyrics quoted. Vets. organization reported pressuring Kremlin to pub. secret casualty figs.

Rather, Dan;
Sheahan, John

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