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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 10, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR situation following Sunday's announcement by leaders of Russia, Byelorussia and the Ukraine of a new commonwealth of independent states featured; scenes shown of President Mikhail Gorbachev; map shown. [Gorbachev spokesman Andrei GRACHEV - comments on Gorbachev's position.] [CIA director Robert GATES - predicts civil disorder in the USSR .] Scenes shown of Yeltsin's vice president Aleksandr Rutskoi, who may emerge as a political leader. [US ambassador Robert STRAUSS - comments on Rutskoi.]

(Studio: Dan Rather; Moscow: Anthony Mason; Pentagon: David Martin) Discussion held about Rutskoi's break with Yeltsin, uncertainty over what the Soviet military will do, and the role of the Asian republics.

Martin, David;
Mason, Anthony;
Rather, Dan

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