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Finland / Rel. With USSR #562479

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 28, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Problems Finland faces as USSR 's neighbor reported; Mikhail Gorbachev mentioned.

(Helsinki, Finland: John Cochran) Rel. between Finland and USSR featured; details given, scenes shown. [Ex-amb. to United States Jaakko ILONIEMI - comments.] Response of three generations of one family to USSR 's relationship to Finland cited; scenes shown. [Patriarch Ture IONILAA - says younger generation can more easily trust Russians.] Historical film shown of Finnish resistance to Russians in World War II; treaty ending war examined; map shown. President Urho Kekkonen's relationship with both USSR and United States during postwar era detailed; historical film shown. [IONILLA - discusses current times.] Nature of Finnish communism noted. [Ture's wife, Kaia IONILAA - comments on Finland.]

Chung, Connie;
Cochran, John

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