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US-USSR Relations / Crawford / American Embassy Squatters #55616

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 01, 1978
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(Studio) American busman. Frances J. Crawford's report to newsmen in Moscow that he's to stand trial on currency violation chgs. on Tuesday stated. Report is on continued presence of group of squatters, mostly Pentecostal families, at American embassy in Moscow; group's attempt to leave USSR reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) Details given about exit attempts by 2 Pentecostal families from Siberia and Armenian woman and 2 sons. Photos shown. Invitation to Eliza Ovsepyans and sons to join her mother in Hollywood and American invitation issued to Siberian Pentecostal families noted. Previous attempt to get into American embassy in Moscow by Pentecostal Pieter Vaschenko mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Bierbauer Artist: Freda Reiter

Bierbauer, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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