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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 13, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Ralph Begleiter) The nationalist beat in the Russia election campaign featured; details given of Russia's growing economic dependence on the West and the consequent loss of pride that has led to the appeal of nationalism. [RUSSIANS - (thru translator) criticize the West's economic hold.] [Russian presidential candidate Gennadi ZYUGANOV, Vladimir ZHIRINOVSKY - (thru translator) campaign.] [Russian Public television Alexei PUSHKOV, Nixon Center analyst Dmitri SIMES - comment.]

(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Interview held with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace David Kramer about the upcoming election. [KRAMER - says President Boris Yeltsin has moved the campaign into a personality contest; gives Zyuganov's political background as a Communist nationalist; predicts a shock in the West if Yeltsin does not win; suggests the West needs to reassess its views of Yeltsin, Chechnya and Russian nationalism; predicts that Yeltsin will come out on top and then win in the second round.]

Begleiter, Ralph;
Sweeney, Fionnuala;
Woodruff, Judy

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