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Yeltsin / Congress Speech / POWs #587086

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 17, 1992
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(Studio: Stone Phillips) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Russian President Boris Yeltsin's speech to Congress featured; scenes shown of him before Congress and with President Bush on a river cruise. [YELTSIN - (thru translator) invites US investment in Russia; says God bless America and Russia.] [At press conference, YELTSIN - (thru translator) says he's not responsible for the actions of President Mikhail Gorbachev.] [BUSH - says good answer.]

(Studio: Stone Phillips) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Uncertainty surrounding Yeltsin's assertion that some American POWs may be alive in Russia featured; historical footage shown of POWs and Soviet prison camps. [YELTSIN - (thru translator) comments on investigation.] [Analyst Andrei KORTUNOV - expresses doubt.] Number of United States airmen who died during the Cold War while on spy flights over or near the USSR cited.

Cochran, John;
Francis, Fred;
Phillips, Stone

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