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USSR / The Commonwealth / Georgia Violence #336537

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 22, 1991
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jonathan Sanders) Yesterday's signing by 11 former Soviet republics of an agreement to form a new commonwealth featured; details given of the outbreak of violence in the republic of Georgia, which did not join the commonwealth, featured; scenes shown of fighting in Tbilisi, Georgia, where insurgents attacked the government capital. [Russian President Boris YELTSIN - (thru translator) affirms that all the states are independent.] Right-wing crowd in Moscow shown demonstrating against the new order. [PROTESTER - (thru translator) criticizes Yeltsin.] United States military noted bringing in surplus rations from the Persian Gulf campaign.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Tom Fenton) CBS exclusive interview with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev featured. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says his political role will be decided in the near future; foresees problems for relations between United States and the politicians of the commonwealth; talks about Yeltsin.] The former leader of the former country said now considering job proposals from foreign universities. Gorbachev's legacy mentioned.

Chung, Connie;
Fenton, Tom;
Sanders, Jonathan

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