CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 24, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Barry Petersen) USSR troops and ships reported firing upon insurgents in Azerbaijan; details given; scenes shown from Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR . [George Washington University Peter REDDAWAY - comments on arrest of Azerbaijani nationalists.] Protests here noted continuing despite Soviet military crackdown. President Mikhail Gorbachev's handling of situation assessed. [Soviet spokesman Gennady GERASIMOV - says Gorbachev is in no political danger.] President Bush quoted regarding Gorbachev.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Map of Baku Harbor shown; number of Soviet ships in waters estimated.
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