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USSR / Breakup / Yeltsin and Gorbachev / Economy #336430

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 16, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Russian President Boris Yeltsin reported telling Secretary of State James Baker that the commonwealth will take over as the successor to the USSR by the end of the month. Reports introduced.

(Moscow: Bill Plante) Scenes shown of Baker's meetings with Yeltsin and President Mikhail Gorbachev. [YELTSIN - (thru translator) comments on his discussion with Baker.] Yeltsin's assurance that the Soviet nuclear arsenal will remain under central control noted. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says the process has to proceed in a lawful and constitutional framework.] [BAKER - comments on Gorbachev.]

(Moscow: Anthony Mason) Hard times in Moscow featured; scenes shown. [Moscow residents "KARAN", "SASHA" - (thru translator) talk about their broken-down cars.] [Moscow residents Constantine GABARILLOVICH, Alexander VLADIMIROVICH - (thru translator) say it will get better.]

Mason, Anthony;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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