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USSR / Puka Return To US #498531

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 26, 1978
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(Studio) Report is on return to United States of elderly man who went last year to visit relatives in USSR and got stuck there.
REPORTER: John Hart

(NYC) Background given of Charlie Puka's predicament when, upon visiting sister- in Ukraine, he was given Soviet passport instead of visa. Secretary State Vance's intervention on behalf of Puka, leading to Puka's ability to leave USSR reported [PUKA - never thought he'd come home. Talks about US and USSR passports and notes weight loss while in Ukraine. Responds to question about possible return to USSR .] Puka's planned return home in Glassport, Pennsylvania, mentioned.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Reporter(s):
Hager, Robert;
Hart, John
Duration:
00:01:40

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