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USSR / Dissidents' Emigration #558609

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 07, 1987
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Sandy Gilmour) Dissident Iosif Begun and others reported given permission to emigrate; details given, scenes shown. His release from prison last February recalled. [BEGUN - reacts to news.] Pol. motive linked to improving United States-USSR relations explained; Secretary of State George Shultz's presence at Jewish religious services here during his last visit recalled. Shultz's upcoming meeting with foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze said include human rights on agenda. Pianist Vladimir Feltsman recalled allowed to leave recently; details given. [Dissident Viktor BRAILOVSKY - believes exit visas portend improved United States-USSR relations] Recent police assault on Jewish dissident demonstration and news media recalled, shown.

Gilmour, Sandy;
Utley, Garrick

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