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USSR / The Military / Baltic Republics #331468

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 27, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Riga: Peter Van Sant) Threat to USSR unity reported most prominent in Baltic Republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; resulting Red Army infighting in area discussed. [Latvian woman Elsa GRINTALS - (thru translator) says her son Ainis Grintals was tortured and murdered by fellow soldiers in Red Army.] Attacks upon Baltic recruits noted increasing; details given of anti-mandatory service demonstrations; scenes shown. [Latvian Raymond STEPINCH - (thru translator) says he refuses to serve in the army.] [Latvian activist Karlis STREIPS - says Baltic soldiers are viewed as traitors by rest of army.] [Army deserter Normun MIESNIChigh school - (thru translator) says he fled Red Army after repeated beatings.] Red Army's attitude toward ethnic-related deaths within ranks discussed.

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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