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Russia / New Government / Putin / United States Reaction #431925

CNN Evening News for Monday, Aug 09, 1999
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Mike Hanna) Russian President Boris Yeltsin's shake-up of his government with Vladimir Putin replacing Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin featured. [PUTIN - (thru translator) explains Yeltsin's decision to make changes.] [Communist Party leader Gennady ZYUGANOV - (thru translator) calls the Yeltsin government an insane asylum.] The likelihood that the Duma will approve Putin discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) The reaction of United States officials to the Russian government shake-up examined; details given of the issue of US-Russia arms negotiations. [Vice President Al GORE - says the change is constitutional.] [Former Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - cites an "atmosphere of insecurity."] [Center for Democracy Allen WEINSTEIN - sums up the recent Russia-US dialogue.]

Blitzer, Wolf;
Hanna, Mike;
Shaw, Bernard;
Woodruff, Judy

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