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USSR / Lithuania / Soviet Crackdown #334965

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 13, 1991
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Anthony Mason) Soviet military crackdown in Lithuania featured; scenes shown of troops and tanks surrounding and firing on a news building in Vilnius, Lithuania, USSR . [Lithuanian foreign minister Algirdas SAUDARGAS - denies charges by Soviet interior minister that troops were provoked.] Rallies in Riga, Latvia, USSR , and Moscow shown. [Moscow deputy mayor Sergei STANKEVICH - says dictatorship should be stopped.] Deal between Lithuanian separatist government and military noted.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Call from Russian federation president Boris Yeltsin and Baltic republic presidents for a United Nations emergency conference noted; scenes shown of protest by Lithuanian-Americans in Chicago. Report introduced.

(White House: Randall Pinkston) Reaction of President Bush to Soviet crackdown in Lithuania featured. [BUSH - says we condemn these acts.] [On "Face the Nation", White House Chief of Staff John SUNUNU - hopes President Mikhail Gorbachev will order a pullback.] [Senator David BOREN - says Soviet fabric may be unraveling.] [BUSH - expresses concern about internal affairs in USSR .] [Representative Les ASPIN - says USSR is important part of the anti-Iraq coalition.] [BUSH - says Gorbachev has expressed support with regard to Iraq.]

Reporter(s):
Chung, Connie;
Mason, Anthony;
Pinkston, Randall
Duration:
00:05:10

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