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Russia Decides / Elections / The Economy (Part I) #400548

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 11, 1995
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor) The riddle of Russia at the crossroads on the eve of its parliament elections examined; details given of the nostalgia for the Communist era because of the crumbling of the nation after the breakup of the Soviet Union. [MOST bank president Vladimir GUSINSKY, Russian Communist Party leader Gennady ZYUGANOV, INCOMBANK president Vladimir VINOGRADOV - (thru translator) comment on the economic and political situation.] The deep problems with economic reform and the resulting volatile combination of business and crime detailed. [Russian Parliament member Grigory YAVLINKSY - criticizes Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin.] [Russian fuel and energy minister Yuri SHAFRANIK - (thru translator) talks about the energy sector.] [Bioprocess Corporation chairman Kakha BENDOOKIDZE, GUSINSKY - comment on the economic system and crime.] Russia said at a crossroads--whether it will go to the left or back to the right, where Communists promise stability. [ZYUGANOV (thru translator), YAVLINSKY, Congress of Russian Communities General Alexander LEBED, CHERNOMYRDIN, three Russian CITIZENS (thru translator) - comment on the Russia, its economy and its future.]

O'Connor, Eileen;
Woodruff, Judy

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