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Russia / Yeltsin / The Money / Chechnya Unrest #602648

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 29, 1995
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The troubles facing Russian President Boris Yeltsin listed.

(London: Carla Garapedian) The money drain in Yeltsin's newly capitalistic Russia and criminal activities centering around the removal of that money to Britain examined; details given of the exodus of the ruble to Britain, the spate of gang crime against bankers and organized crime-related murders in Russia. [Russian businessman Vitaly KOZLIKIN - says Russian feel safe in Britain.] [Journalist Tim SEBASTIEN, disguised Russian "ROBERT" - say London is the money launderers' capital of choice.] [British businessman Brian PERRY - recounts his dealings with Russians who turned out to be criminals.] [National Criminal Intelligence Albert PACEY, private investigator John CONYNGHAM - comment.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Nazran, Ingushetia: Jim Maceda) The casualties of the war in Chechnya in Yeltsin's Russia featured; scenes shown from the train for the Chechen refugees, who recount their stories.

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Outside investigators said looking into claims by both sides of human rights violations in the Chechnya war.

Garapedian, Carla;
Maceda, Jim;
Vargas, Elizabeth

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