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USSR / Gorbachev / Ukraine / Yeltsin / Kravchuk #336678

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 03, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Anthony Mason) Diminishing role of President Mikhail Gorbachev in the USSR featured; excerpt shown of his televised speech warning of the possible collapse of the USSR . Ukraine's vote for independence in Sunday's election recalled. [Newly elected Ukraine President Leonid KRAVCHUK - (thru translator) talks to President Bush who called to congratulate him.] Russian government bailout of Gorbachev's central government mentioned. [US ambassador to Soviet Union Robert STRAUSS - comments on power of Russian government, Russian President Boris Yeltsin.] Yeltsin's recognition of Ukrainian independence and plans to meet with Kravchuk.

Mason, Anthony;
Rather, Dan

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