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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 29, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Mikhail Gorbachev meeting with Canadian President Brian Mulroney prior to President Bush summit and North American tour reported; details given; scenes shown of arrival in Ottawa, Canada. Report introduced.

(Ottawa, Canada: Bob Abernethy) Gorbachev's troubles at home examined. Russian republic presidential election of Boris Yeltsin and political threat to Gorbachev mentioned; Gorbachev's reaction reported; scenes shown. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments.] Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia prime ministers' statements regarding Gorbachev's representation of them at summit reported; scenes shown of anti-Gorbachev demonstrators outside USSR embassy in Canada. Prime Minister Nikolai Ryzhkov reported defending consumer price increases. Scenes shown of Armenian funeral; details given of unrest there.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Studio interview with adviser to Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze, Vitaly Churkin, regarding upcoming summit presented; topics include trade, emigration, Lithuania and Yeltsin.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) State Department statement regarding Soviet- American air travel reported; details outlined on screen.

Abernethy, Bob;
Brokaw, Tom

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