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USSR / Baltics / Independence #340605

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Anthony Mason) Soviet ruling council's unanimous decision today to recognize Baltics' independence during its first closed door meeting featured. [Russian President Boris YELTSIN (thru translator), two LITHUANIANS - comment.] [Soviet foreign ministry spokesman Vitaly CHURKIN - says the Baltics are now independent countries and will be dealt with in that manner.] Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis' meeting with senior American envoys mentioned; scenes shown. Joseph Stalin's forcible annexation of the Baltics in 1940 recalled; historical footage shown. President Mikhail Gorbachev's stand against Baltics' independence last year and USSR troops' killing of Lithuanians at Vilnius, Lithuania, television tower last January recalled; graveside scenes shown. [Estonian Prime MINISTER (thru translator), Estonian envoy Endel LIPPMAA - comment on changes.]

(Studio: Dan Rather; Moscow: Anthony Mason) Discussion held on division of property in the USSR .

Mason, Anthony;
Rather, Dan

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