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US-USSR Relations / Shcharansky-Ginzburg Trials #55069

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1978
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(Studio) Announcement from Moscow, putting it on so-called collision course with President Carter, that trials of dissidents Anatoly Shcharansky and Alexander Ginzburg will begin on Monday reported.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Chg. against Shcharansky, of being CIA agent, stated; film of Shcharansky and photos of both dissidents shown. Washington, DC view of Soviet decision in chging. Shcharansky described; President Carter's direct denial that dissident was CIA agent quoted. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - comments on connection between outcomes of Shcharansky and Ginzburg trials and future of United States-USSR relations, as well as indications of USSR intentions to uphold Helsinki agreement.] Washington, DC surprise at timing of trials, on eve of Geneva meeting between Secretary of State Vance and foreign minister Andrei Gromyko, noted; Geneva meeting described as intended to mark improvement in United States-USSR relations and possibly bringing progress in Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiations.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie

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