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Russia / Run-Off Election #408559

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jul 01, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor) The end of the run-off election campaign in Russia between President Boris Yeltsin and Communist challenger Gennadi Zyuganov noted.

(Moscow: Steve Hurst) The election issue of Yeltsin's health featured. [YELTSIN, ZYUGANOV - (thru translator) appeal to the voters.] [Russian Prime Minister Viktor CHERNOMYRDIN, Parliament member Stanislav GOVORUKHIN - (thru translator) comment on Yeltsin's health.] The latest poll figures quoted.

(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor; Studio: Bernard Shaw) The process that would go into effect if Yeltsin could not serve out his presidential term for health reasons discussed. "Across Russia" segment introduced.

(Saint Petersburg: Richard Blystone) The Russiancity of Kaliningrad, or, Saint Petersburg, which has embraced the influx of western culture, featured; scenes shown from across the city on the eve of the presidential election. [Hermitage Museum director Mikhail PIOTROVSKY - calls it a city of dreams.] The recent mayoral election in the city recalled. [Political analyst Brian WHITMORE - comments.]

(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor) Later segment on the mood of the voter noted.

Blystone, Richard;
Hurst, Steve;
O'Connor, Eileen;
Shaw, Bernard

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