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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(Chechnya: Steve Harrigan) The Russian offensive in the breakaway republic of Chechnya featured; scenes shown from a village where the elders try to make a deal with the Russian soldiers. [CHECHEN - (thru translator) asks their village houses not be destroyed.] [Two Russian SOLDIERS - (thru translator) want to crush the Chechens now.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Statement from Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that his policy remains total destruction of the Chechen rebels noted.
(Moscow: Matthew Chance) The state of the Russian economy examined; details given of Putin's address after 100 days in office. [PUTIN - (thru translator) says the turnabout in the Russian economy will be maintained.] [Carnegie Endowment Center Alan ROUSSO - says a more positive business environment is being created.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Word of support from Secretary of State Madeleine Albright for the Russian government noted. [ALBRIGHT - says it is important for the United States for there to be economic stability in Russia.]
- Chance, Matthew;
- Harrigan, Steve;
- Woodruff, Judy
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