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Russia / Chechnya / Hostage Situation #608867

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 14, 1996
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Moscow: John Dancy) The tense five-day standoff between Russian troops and Chechen rebels, who are holding hostages taken from the neighboring republic of Dagestan, featured; scenes shown from the village of Pervomayskaya. The Chechens' increased use of terrorist tactics reviewed. [Political scientist Dimitri TRENIN - explains how the Russian people view the war in Chechnya.] The image of Russian President Boris Yeltsin as a leader powerless to protect his people noted. [Historian Victor KREMENYUK - sums up the Chechen resistant.]

Dancy, John;
Vargas, Elizabeth

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