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Russia / Economy and Politics / Summit #383449

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 30, 1998
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Richard Threlkeld) The political effort in Russia to get the country out of its economic mess on the eve of the summit meeting between President Boris Yeltsin and President Clinton examined; details given of the plan to transfer power from Yeltsin to acting Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin. [Russia expert Viktor KREMENYUK - suggests Clinton not come.] The agenda for the two leaders outlined. [Russian Parliamentarian Vladimir LUKIN - says it is basically a photograph opportunity.]

(Martha's Vineyard: Bill Plante) Clinton's trip to Russia featured; scenes shown from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; details given of Clinton's priority to get Russia to continue free market reforms. [Deputy Treasury Secretary Lawrence SUMMERS - says Russia cannot go back economically.]

Plante, Bill;
Roberts, John;
Threlkeld, Richard

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