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USSR / Food Shortage / Western Aid #340306

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 17, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady's visit to the USSR mentioned. Report introduced.

(Moscow: Peter Van Sant) USSR food shortage and need for Western aid featured; details given of low Soviet crop yields. Soviet troops reported working in agriculture; scenes shown. Breakdowns in distribution and organized crime said to contribute to food shortages. [WOMAN - (thru translator) says they'll go hungry.] USSR request for billions of dollars in emergency food aid noted. [Sales CLERKS, CUSTOMER - (thru translator) comment.] High-priced private markets shown.

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter
Duration:
00:02:40

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