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USSR / Latvia Independence #333091

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 06, 1990
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Riga, Latvia: Peter Van Sant) Preparations in breakaway republic of Latvia for sanctions from Soviet government examined; scenes shown from Latvian television and from Riga, Latvia, USSR ; details recalled of President Mikhail Gorbachev's message to Latvian Communist party leader Alfred Rubiks that declaration of independence was illegal. [Soviet foreign ministry Vitaly CHURKIN - says Latvians have to respect the constitution.] [Latvian supreme soviet Dainis IVANS - says we can't go back on independence.] Latvian approach compared to that in Lithuania. [Independence leader Mavriks VULFSONS - says there will be a dialogue with Gorbachev.]

Chung, Connie;
Van Sant, Peter

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