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Russia / Yeltsin-Clinton Summit / Economy #426630

CNN Evening News for Monday, Aug 31, 1998
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) The background to President Clinton's summit meeting with Russian President Boris Yeltsin at a time of political and economic chaos in Russia featured. [CLINTON - explains why we must help our neighbors.] The Russian Parliament's rebuff of Yeltsin's appointment of acting Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin and the status of economic reform and Yeltsin's own political future noted. [Majority leader Senator Trent LOTT - says Clinton could not have canceled the summit.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Betsy Aaron) The political situation in Russia following the voting down of Chernomyrdin's appointment and the worsening economic crisis examined. [Parliament member Vladimir LUKIN; Communist Party leader Gennady ZYUGANOV - (thru translator) oppose Chernomyrdin.] Chernomyrdin's hopes to get the economy up and going outlined. [CHERNOMYRDIN - (thru translator) says we need to pay state employees.] [Russian MAN - (thru translator) says we don't need Yeltsin.] The current lack of a government in Russia and the disastrous situation for the Russian people noted.

Aaron, Betsy;
Blitzer, Wolf;
Woodruff, Judy

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