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USSR / Baker Visit #582618

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 11, 1991
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(Studio: Jane Pauley) Report introduced.

(Moscow: John Dancy) Secretary of State James Baker's visit to USSR to see who is in charge reported; scenes shown of his meeting with foreign minister Boris Pankin, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, and President Mikhail Gorbachev. Pankin's statement that Soviet nuclear weapons are under control, Yeltsin's offer to speed up return of the Kurile Islands to Japan, and Gorbachev's announcement of pullout of Soviet troops in Cuba reported. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments on pullout.] [BAKER - speaks to Soviet leaders.] Soviet economist Grigory Yavlinsky reported saying that economic reform is underway. Gorbachev and Yeltsin's joint control of the USSR mentioned.

Dancy, John;
Pauley, Jane

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