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USSR / Lithuania Independence / Estonia, Latvia #574519

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 20, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Bob Abernethy) Taking over of Lithuanian printing plant by Soviet soldiers as part of crackdown against the republic by Moscow featured; scenes shown from Vilnius, Lithuania, USSR . [MAN - criticizes President Mikhail Gorbachev.] Rationing of fuel in Lithuania now that blockade of oil has gone into effect noted; details given of position of top Lithuania officials on independence and blockade. [LITHUANIAN - says we will survive.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Baltic republics of Latvia and Estonia reported turning down Gorbachev's terms for continuing relationship with Moscow.

(Orlando: John Cochran) Decision by President Bush to meet with allies and Congressional leaders to discuss how United States will react to USSR 's actions against Lithuania detailed.

Abernethy, Bob;
Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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