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USSR / Eastern Europe / World War II Anniversary #328692

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 23, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Estonia, USSR : Bill McLaughlin) People in Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia &Lithuania reported forming human chain in protest to USSR domination; details given, scenes shown from Tallinn, Estonia. [Estonian Popular Front spokesperson Marju LAURISTAN - wants freedom.] Historical background of Joseph Stalin's nonaggression pact with Adolf Hitler reviewed; historic scenes shown. Protesters noted ultimately seeking independent from USSR . [London School of Econs. professor Geoffrey STERN - comments.] USSR 's lack of response to demonstration noted. [Estonian Supreme Soviet Presidium Raivo VARE - comments.]

Chung, Connie;
McLaughlin, Bill

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