NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 29, 1991
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(Moscow: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Bob Abernethy) The breaking up of the Soviet Union examined; political scenes shown. [University of London Martin McCAULEY, Center for National Policy Madeleine ALBRIGHT - comment.] [Russian Federation's Elena VINGRADOVA - (thru translator) talks about sovereignty.] Lithuania and Russia shown formally recognizing each other's declarations of independence; map shown of republics. [Poet Yevgeny YEVTUSHENKO - comments.] Eruption of old feuds between and within the republics as the old order fades detailed. Soviet citizens' shortage of tolerance and the ability to compromise noted.
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